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TuxMachines: Open source data logger board is Arduino compatible

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:59:24 PM

The $60 Arduino-compatible “Mayfly Data Logger” board has 128KB flash, offers Grove module and XBee wireless expansion, and targets environmental apps., an open source spinoff of the Stroud Water Research Center in Pennsylvania, announced the EnviroDIY Mayfly Logger in December, and began selling it on Amazon in mid-May, as reported in this Adafruit blog entry from May 31. Although primarily designed for environmental monitoring — especially for the “citizen science” community water quality monitoring projects encouraged by Stroud and EnviroDIY — the Mayfly Data Logger can be used for any sensor-driven data logging, especially when remote operation is necessary.

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Reddit: What's Our Next Fight?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:54:44 PM

Reddit: Why do all distros come with package managers?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:27:54 PM

I'm not sure why every distro needs a package manager. If you had a very specialized system that would only ever need a few applications to be installed, wouldn't it be more conservative to manually install them from an archive?

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LXer: Tails 2.4 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:22:30 PM
We enabled the automatic account configuration of Icedove which discovers the correct parameters to connect to your email provider based on your email address. We improved it to rely only on secure protocol and we are working on sharing these improvements with Mozilla so that users of Thunderbird outside Tails can benefit from them as well. Upgrades and changes: update Tor Browser to 6.0.1, based on Firefox 45.; remove the pre-configured #tails IRC channel, join us on XMPP instead; always display minimize and maximize buttons in title bars; remove GNOME Tweak Tool and hledger.

LXer: Open source data logger board is Arduino compatible

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:25:19 PM
The $60 Arduino-compatible “Mayfly Data Logger” board has 128KB flash, offers Grove module and Xbee wireless expansion, and targets environmental apps., an open source spinoff of the Stroud Water Research Center in Pennsylvania, announced the EnviroDIY Mayfly Logger in December, and began selling it on Amazon in mid-May, as reported in this Adafruit blog […]

Reddit: Debian or Ubuntu for a Linux newcomer?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:22:40 PM

So I'm planning on building a PC in the fall, and I'm definitely going to making the switch to Linux! From the research I've done I'm going to go with the Cinnamon DE, at least to start. However, I'm having trouble deciding between Debian and Ubuntu. As a Linux noobie, it's hard to really distinguish the two.

I plan on doing a fair amount of gaming, and Steam recommends Ubuntu, but given that Ubuntu is a fork of Debian, I'm assuming it should be fine on Debian as well. If hardware plays a factor, I'm planning on a Nvidia GPU, and possibly an AMD CPU if Zen delivers, if not then Intel. Any recommendations or pro/cons lists would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Reddit: Who runs

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:01:27 PM

Who runs this website? I use it so often, I'd like to be able to contribute. I see it has google ads, but there's not a lot of other info about who runs it: - Frontpage with news; no update since 10/12/2014 - Github account for the authors' various projects, nothing about the website. - Sole contributor to the repo. - Email address, got no response from an email about a week ago.

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LXer: An Insider Scoop on Ubuntu 16.10 - Major Expectations

Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:28:08 PM
Here’s some sneak peek on the major expectations that is bound to come bundles with Ubuntu 16.10.

Phoronix: Microsoft Spins Its Own FreeBSD Image For The Cloud

Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:20:24 PM
Last year Microsoft announced their own Linux platform used by their Azure cloud in the networking space while now the company has announced their own FreeBSD spin for use by customers as a VM OS...

Reddit: where can I learn how to install my own server

Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:03:13 PM

I would like to install my own server and sell some data space to others how can I do this

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LXer: Google Working on Proprietary Android, Analyst Says

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:30:57 PM
Google to seize control of Android with proprietary version. Google is reportedly working on taking control of Android with its own closed-source version of the mobile operating system. An analyst says that, although Google won’t admit that there’s a problem with updates to the latest Android OS, the company is aware of it and trying to solve the issue.

Phoronix: Latest AMDGPU-PRO Ubuntu Linux Performance vs. NVIDIA, Including The GTX 1080

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:08:40 PM
Last week when posting my initial NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review the Radeon Linux performance numbers I included were from the latest open-source driver stack, since that's what most Phoronix readers seem interested in as of late given the rapid progress recently of OpenGL 4.x support inside Mesa, the hybrid driver stack also using the AMDGPU kernel driver, etc. But some people expressed curiosity over the AMDGPU-PRO performance relative to NVIDIA particularly with their new GTX 1080 graphics processor. So here is a fresh NVIDIA vs. AMDGPU-PRO graphics card comparison on Linux.

LXer: How to get started with LightZone

Thursday 9th of June 2016 05:33:46 PM
In the previous two months, we've looked at Darktable and digiKam as open source photo management and editing suites. A third open source photographer's suite, called LightZone, has been around since 2005 as a closed source application, but got open sourced when its parent company dissolved in more

Reddit: I just got my second Ubuntu Touch device, the Bq Aquaris M10. AMA (Xpost from /r/ubuntu)

Thursday 9th of June 2016 05:19:30 PM

Copied from my post on Tek Syndicate forums:

I am not much of an apps user, so I had no trouble using the phone as a daily driver. I am currently typing this on my new Bq M10 and it is excellent. All the reviews based upon the OTA 9.5 are now false. It is much snappier than I excepted based on my Meizu MX4 experience, even snapier than my fathers $200 Lenovo. True, it was $100 more, but it is also so much more powerful. Even the app selection is much better than what I remember just month ago....

Positives: the screen is nice, multitasking is fun and the desktop is also very usable. The interface is about as snappy as my brother's ipad mini 2. Bash is even more useful on a tablet than on a phone. It even handles youtube 1080p video in a browser, albeit with a few tears and frameskips., when using a Telegram app while watching.

Neutrals: Cameras and speakers are quite usable,, would like to use it as a video conferencing machine when some app comes out.

Negatives: The UI slows down sometimes, there are some bugs with the splitscreen and desktop apps. The keyboard does not work with desktop apps... Hopefully it will get fixed in ota12.. There are definitely apps missing for the BFU but I can work around it by using bash and web browser, which are rather great and ok respectively. The browser is a bit slow, but still usable.

All in all, I am even more excited than when I was getting my MX4. With The OTA11 I am not afraid to show off the tablet to my non-techie friends -the cons are there, but the positives, the potential and freedom factor make it up.

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LXer: Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD

Thursday 9th of June 2016 04:36:35 PM
Redmond will support it inside Azure and send code back to the FreeBSD FoundationMicrosoft has published its own distribution of FreeBSD 10.3 in order to make the OS available and supported in Azure.… How to Automate Web Application Testing With Docker and Travis

Thursday 9th of June 2016 04:20:31 PM
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Phoronix: Hitman 2016 Looks Like It Could Be Coming To Linux

Thursday 9th of June 2016 04:06:27 PM
It's looking quite possible like Hitman 2016 will be released for Linux...

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