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  • Germany’s new government will firmly defend encryption, key Social Democrat says – EURACTIV.com

    According to Jens Zimmermann, the German coalition negotiations had made it “quite clear” that the incoming government of the Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the business-friendly liberal FDP would reject “the weakening of encryption, which is being attempted under the guise of the fight against child abuse” by the coalition partners. Such regulations, which are already enshrined in the interim solution of the ePrivacy Regulation, for example, “diametrically contradict the character of the coalition agreement” because secure end-to-end encryption is guaranteed there, Zimmermann said. Introducing backdoors would undermine this goal of the coalition agreement, he added.

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (nss), Fedora (rubygem-rmagick), openSUSE (xen), Red Hat (firefox and nss), SUSE (kernel and xen), and Ubuntu (mailman and nss).

  • Security: This new Firefox feature could stop zero-day flaws in their tracks | ZDNet

    Mozilla has released Firefox 95 and shipped it with its new security sandboxing technology called RLBox for Firefox on Windows, Linux and macOS.

  • Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird | CISA

    Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla security advisories for Firefox 95, Firefox ESR 91.4.0, and Thunderbird 91.4.0 and apply the necessary updates.

The 10 Best Ubuntu-Based Linux Distributions of All Time

Ubuntu, the Debian-based Linux OS, has been around since 2004; ever since, it has spawned some excellent distributions that are, in turn, based on Ubuntu’s source code. These distributions continue to mete out varying degrees of success for serving diverse use cases. The following list of community-maintained Ubuntu distributions is technology’s current creme. Without further ado, let’s find out what makes each of these Ubuntu-based distros tick. Read more

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Programming Leftovers

  • The 32 Best IDEs/Text Editors for C++ | Terminal Root

    Not everyone has the same tastes and when it comes to development C++ the form and environment can vary from person to person. Many are not satisfied with the development environment they use or plan to test others to see if things run better. Based on that I decided to build the biggest list of Text Editors and IDEs for C++ where many of these alternatives will also work for other programming languages, mainly for Linguagem C.

  • What's new with Qt Design Studio 2.3

    Qt Design Studio 2.3 will be released this year. Qt Design Studio is a UI design and development tool that enables designers and developers to rapidly prototype and develop complex UIs. The next version Qt Design Studio 2.3 will be released this year and you can already check out the beta version of Qt Design Studio 2.3 using the online installer. In this blog post, we want to show some of the new features introduced in Qt Design Studio 2.3.

  • 3D Arrays C++

    The importance of arrays in C++ can be realized because it is one of the most commonly used data structures for storing large bulks of data of similar types. We all know that it is very easy to deal with 1D arrays, and it is relatively difficult to manipulate with the 2D arrays. However, this complexity level keeps on increasing as we move towards the higher dimensional or n-dimensional arrays. In the higher dimensional arrays, the 3D or three-dimensional arrays are the most commonly used ones since it gets extremely complex to implement the arrays that have more than three dimensions. Therefore, we have designed this guide to teach you the usage of the 3D arrays in C++ in Ubuntu 20.04.

  • is_null function in PHP

    The null value is used in PHP to indicate that no specific value is assigned to the variable. The null value does not define that the value is empty, and the value of the variable will be null if the null value is assigned to it. PHP has many built-in functions for testing data. The is_null() function is one of them that is used to check whether the variable contains the null value or not. The different ways of using the is_null() function in PHP are provided in this tutorial.

  • Set Session Timeout in PHP

    The inactivity of a registered user is checked by the session timeout. When a user login into a website then a session creates for that user and the session is destroyed when the user logout or closes the browser. The session timeout is used to set the time limit for the inactivity of the user. Suppose, if the session timeout limit is set to 60 seconds and the user is inactive for 60 seconds then the session of that user will be expired and the user will require to log in again to access the site. The way to set or update the session timeout in PHP has shown in this tutorial.

  • Godot Engine - Release candidate: Godot 3.4.1 RC 2

    Godot 3.4 was released a month ago, and it went fairly smoothly! Many thanks to all the contributors who worked on it, including all testers who tried beta and RC releases to ensure that the 3.4-stable branch would be an easy and worthwhile upgrade path for all users. No software release is perfect though, so there will always be some things to iron out, which is why we usually provide maintenance releases for stable branches, focusing on bugfixing and preserving compatibility (see our release policy). A number of fixes have been queued already in the 3.4 branch for Godot 3.4.1, so here's a new release candidate to validate them.

  • Java in a Container World

    The redhat talk I gave at UK Systems '21 was entitled "Java in a Container World: What we've done and where we're going".

  • Rusty Linux kernel draws closer with new patch • The Register [Ed: Microsoft Tim keeps pushing Rust for Linux; says a lot who stands to benefit from the move (clue: the company that owns and controls and occasionally manipulates GitHub)]

    The new patch will "add support for Rust as a second language to the Linux kernel," alongside the current C language. The previous patch was in July this year. Notable in this latest patch is use of the stable release of the Rust compiler, though the project still requires some compiler features that are unstable. "We will keep upgrading until we do not rely on any unstable features," wrote project lead Miguel Ojeda.

  • Lazy fishy | Playing Perl 6␛b6xA Raku

    AoC day 6 is asking us to simulate a swarm of fish that happily reproduces every 6 days after getting mature at 8 days. My first attempt was to keep track of every single fish. For the requested 80 days, that is no problem at all. Calculating the swarm size after 256 days consumes several GB of RAM and takes halve an hour. According to Larry, laziness is a programmers virtue. All fish of the same age behave the same way. Instead of herding all the cats — I mean fish — we only need to keep track of 8 age-groups.

  • Day 8 – Practice… on Advent of Code – Raku Advent Calendar

    The head elf Fooby Nimblecalmy was trying to to read an interesting article on Ramsey Theory, but was having a hard time because the latest addition in Santa’s IT Operations Buzz Bargoosey was steaming like a kettle. Anyway, Fooby was determined to go through the article, so decided to deliberately ignore Buzz.