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Tom Cruise's Personal Life Probably Won't Hurt ‘Mission : Impossible – Rogue Nation’
The franchise channels its star’s manic energy, resisting character development in favor of insane stunts. The theater promos that ran for weeks hyping Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation wanted to make one thing very clear.
movies 
13 hours ago
Athens startup Seller Labs uses technology to solve problems
Paul Johnson, co-founder of the local startup Seller Labs, considers his company a small business in a small town with its mere two years of existence and 25 employees.
athens 
13 hours ago
Read-it-later app Pocket testing recommendations in public beta
Pocket has made it super simple to save content to read later for the last eight years, but the popular service hasn’t been able to recommend you articles you haven’t read. That changes now.
reading 
13 hours ago
New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacies
The leather-bound diaries of a 19th-century high-school principal in southwestern India are helping change how archivists around the world handle email. As authors’ archives encompass fewer handwritten drafts and more digital documents, email remains a particularly sticky problem.
email  history 
13 hours ago
Bernie Sanders Explains Why You Should Care About What’s Happening to Greece
ATHENS - AS the Greek crisis proceeds to its next stage, Germany, Greece and the triumvirate of the International Monetary Fund, t...
politics 
13 hours ago
Why the structure of open-source foundations matters
Here's the news from the OpenStack world you won't want to miss -- the musings, polemics and questions posed by the larger community. Got something you think we should highlight? Tweet, blog, or email us! Open-source foundations are springing up faster than McMansions in the suburbs.
opensource 
13 hours ago
9 new open science articles
Science might be looking a lot more like open source these days. Researchers and scientists around the world are calling for freely-licensed data sets; open-access publishing conditions; and collaborative, transparent peer review.
science 
13 hours ago
Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon?
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon. I think I would kick out Wordsworth. Begone, Wordsworth!
reading 
13 hours ago
Letter to the New York Times’ Dean Baquet
Dear Mr. Baquet: I appreciate the fact that both you and the Public Editor have sought to publicly explain how this error could have been made.
politics 
13 hours ago
The joy of regex
This week the Internet’s Dr. Drang wrote a song of praise to Patterns, a clever $3 utility that I reviewed for Macworld early last year. Patterns is a regular-expression utility, and Dr.
programming 
13 hours ago
Your Next Lesson: White Bordeaux
The first Wine School assignment, back in early 2014, was Bordeaux, reds from the Haut-Médoc appellation. Now we return to Bordeaux, but to another, more obscure wine: the white Bordeaux of Pessac-Léognan and Graves.
wine 
13 hours ago
The Iron Horse: An Athens Landmark
As an Athenian, there is a constant urge to explore and discover. That’s what this city is all about: exploring, creativity, and being yourself. Exploring the city brings people together.
athens 
13 hours ago
TaskFlow
Taskflow is a Python library for OpenStack that helps make task execution easy, consistent, and reliable. It allows the creation of lightweight task objects and/or functions that are combined together into flows (aka: workflows).
openstack 
13 hours ago
25 Years of OpenStack—Looking Back From the Future
Well, here we are again. It’s 2035, and it’s time for another OpenStack anniversary post. Can you believe it’s really been 25 years since OpenStack began? Back then OpenStack wasn’t the ubiquitous juggernaut it is now, of course.
openstack 
13 hours ago
Assyrtiko, Now an American Treat
I was excited and pleased to offer last month’s Wine School assignment: assyrtiko from the Greek island of Santorini. The response was mostly enthusiastic, but a few readers were puzzled or even annoyed. “Now really out on the fringe,” wrote Leading Edge Boomer of Santa Fe, N.M.
wine 
13 hours ago
10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)
Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read.
reading 
13 hours ago
Guesswork in Cashing In Delta’s Frequent-Flier Miles
For about a quarter-century, frequent-flier miles have represented a kind of magic for many consumers. You’d take a bunch of trips that you would have taken anyway and earn miles along the way. After a while, you’d earn a free flight.
travel 
13 hours ago
Colleges Cutting Lectures, and Costs
Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject. MANCHESTER, Mich.
education 
13 hours ago
A Great Everyday French Wine for Great Any-Night French Food
Tastes like the great everyday reds I enjoy in France. Suggested retail price; $13. Bravo. I’ve found it! The any-night-priced French red wine that tastes like the any-night reds I get in France all the time.
wine 
13 hours ago
The Great Dress-Code Debate rages at HP
Call it Dresscodegate. For days now, HP has been caught up in a raging Internet conflagration over reported rumors and rumored reports that programmers in its Enterprise Service division had been banned from wearing T-shirts and other casual clothing to work.
hp 
13 hours ago
Ten Classic Caribbean Cocktails
The influence of the Caribbean on cocktails is undeniable: Since the early 20th century, when many of these recipes were mixed into fruition, island-born beverages have been working their way into the canon of land-locked classic drinks.
drinks 
13 hours ago
FourAthens, Athens-Clarke officials struggle for deal on space for tech incubator
For reasons both fiscal and physical, an office and warehouse space owned by Athens-Clarke County in the eastern edge of downtown Athens likely won’t work as a permanent home for Athens-based technology incubator FourAthens, the nonprofit’s director said this week.
athens 
13 hours ago
API Microversions — nova 12.0.0.0b3.dev33 documentation
Nova uses a framework we call ‘API Microversions’ for allowing changes to the API while preserving backward compatibility. The basic idea is that a user has to explicitly ask for their request to be treated with a particular version of the API.
openstack 
13 hours ago
Stock Options? Don’t Need ‘Em! I’m Coding For Uncle Sam!
There was a time when Mikey Dickerson felt that one could live a satisfying life as a Google site reliability engineer. That was before the fall of 2013, when he got a call to help out with the rescue of Healthcare.gov.
technology 
13 hours ago
Review: Woodford Reserve Distillery Series – Sweet Mash Redux and Double Double Oaked
This year, Woodford Reserve takes a page from the Buffalo Trace playbook and is launching a series of one-off, limited release whiskeys for our fun and enjoyment.
drinks 
13 hours ago
Futurism Needs More Women
Most of the big names in futurism are men. What does that mean for the direction we’re all headed? In the future, everyone’s going to have a robot assistant. That’s the story, at least. And as part of that long-running narrative, Facebook just launched its virtual assistant.
diversity 
13 hours ago
Should You Hug the Pope? Congress Needs to Know
U.S. lawmakers are used to a slew of rules about how to conduct themselves, and now they’re anxiously awaiting edicts of another type: how to behave around the pope. Pope Francis will visit the nation’s Capitol Sept.
politics 
13 hours ago
Police dress up as construction workers to catch distracted...
Some drivers call it sneaky, but one metro police department says going undercover is an effective way to bust drivers texting, tweeting or checking emails behind the wheel.
atlanta 
13 hours ago
Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, and the End of American Exceptionalism
Bernie Sanders and Jeb Bush look abroad for inspiration, heralding the end of American exceptionalism. This election cycle, two candidates have dared to touch a third rail in American politics.
politics 
13 hours ago
A Cinder Road to Active/Active HA
We all want to see OpenStack’s Block Storage Service operating in High Availability with Active/Active node configurations, and we are all keen to contribute to make it happen, but what does it take to get there?
openstack 
13 hours ago
Atlanta airport leads in number of guns found in bags
ATLANTA | Authorities say Atlanta's airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports reports Transportation Security Administration officers have found 92 guns so far this year. They found a total of 109 last year.
travel 
13 hours ago
From 0 to OpenStack with devtest: the process in details
Devtest is the upstream way to deploy Openstack with TripleO. In simple words it takes you from a fresh bare metal server to an overcloud (understand OpenStack cloud) up and running with a single script. All the devtest related code and components are located in the tripleo-incubator project.
openstack 
2 days ago
Quick Tip: Use Dropbox and an alias folder to process attachments from iOS
I try to be as productive with my iPhone and iPad as I can. If I can do a task on my iPhone, I’ll often just do it there so that I can be done with it.
productivity 
2 days ago
Technical Committee Highlights July 24, 2015
We accepted a proposal for a new UX Program whose mission is to support and facilitate cross-project efforts to improve the overall user experience of OpenStack. I personally find this as exciting an effort and innovative as cross-project documentation in open source.
openstack 
2 days ago
Support for Bernie Sanders Is Deep but Narrow
As many as 100,000 people attended house parties for Bernie Sanders on Wednesday in an extraordinary and perhaps unprecedented early demonstration of grass-roots support. Although the tremendous turnout for Mr.
politics 
2 days ago
FCC Rules Block use of Open Source
The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has introduced ‘software security requirements’ obliging WiFi device manufacturers to “ensure that only properly authenticated software is loaded and operating the device”.
opensource 
2 days ago
The cloud is becoming exactly what it sought to replace
I remember the pitch: Cloud computing (called on-demand at the time) was the alternative to traditional enterprise software. You purchased cloud services using an on-demand or subscription model, you paid for only what you used, and you owned no hardware or software. What could be better?
cloud 
2 days ago
Finding fulfillment in IT leadership generates both passion and results
As a CIO, my life would be complete without ever doing another email upgrade or desktop refresh. And it’s freeing to say that.
career 
2 days ago
Elsinore in Denmark, Hamlet’s ‘Home,’ Is Having a Renaissance
One afternoon last fall, I walked along the North Sea coast in search of a ghost. Admittedly, the bucolic spot felt incongruously cheerful for a paranormal encounter. A low sun splayed its rays over the blue water and the majestic red brick walls of the Renaissance castle next to me.
travel 
3 days ago
GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks
GitHub, the software development collaboration and version control service based on the popular open source Git tool, today announced that it has raised a $250 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital.
github 
3 days ago
Overdue recognition: owl issued library card after solving university's gull woes
An owl has been issued with his own library card in recognition of his work tackling seagulls at the University of Bath. Yoda the European eagle owl visits the campus with his handler twice a week to unsettle the gulls there.
libraries 
3 days ago
10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders
Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.
leadership 
3 days ago
HP acquires ActiveState’s Stackato business to help developers move from idea to production at the speed of cloud
Today’s enterprise IT departments are faced with the challenge of modernizing their IT infrastructure and capabilities in order to help the organization transform and remain competitive.
hp 
3 days ago
The case against SSDs
The issue is simple enough: if we had started with NAND flash - instead of disks - in the late 1950s, would our storage devices and software stack look like they do today? No, of course not. Over the last year, researchers have been teasing out the problems with making flash look like disks.
hardware 
3 days ago
Check It Out: The Athens Library Has a New Director
As a little child growing up in New Jersey, Valerie Bell fell in love with two sets of twins, easy for her to do, since she herself is a twin. The twins she loved were Bert and Nan and Flossie and Freddie.
athens 
3 days ago
OpenStack Foundation Staffing News
The OpenStack community continues to grow, and the OpenStack Foundation has been hiring to help support many exciting new initiatives and activities as we drive cloud innovation, adoption, and interoperability.
openstack 
3 days ago
After Lapses, T.S.A. Will Target Screening in Overhaul
WASHINGTON — The new administrator of the beleaguered Transportation Security Administration said the agency would make several changes to security and screening procedures as part of an overhaul to address glaring lapses over the past few months. Peter V.
security 
3 days ago
Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville – masterfully horrific SF
Much contemporary fantasy is quite violent, perhaps in an attempt to win the respect of people who assume fantasy is all fairies and fluff; but I doubt if that’s why so much of China Miéville’s work is so in-your-face gruesome.
books 
3 days ago
Best 15 Automatic Cat Feeder Comparison Chart 2014
Getting an automatic cat feeder for your pet is a challenge. That’s why I’ll do my best to give you the most complete and truthful information of automatic cat and dog feeders existing in the market, not leaving anything under the table.
cats 
3 days ago
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Tom Cruise hit on a tangy idea when he decided to turn the old-school CBS series Mission: Impossible (1966-1973) into a film franchise. As producer as well as star, Cruise puts a new director in charge of every movie. So far at the helm, since 1996, we've had Brian De Palma, John Woo, J.J.
movies 
3 days ago
The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock review – monks and molls in London’s secret heart
Michael Moorcock never saw a boundary he didn’t want to cross, blur or dispense with altogether. So it stands to reason that, having played around with notions of time, space and genre, he should do the same with reality and fiction.
books 
3 days ago
Everpad Client To Use Evernote In Ubuntu
Everpad is a nice GUI app that allows us to use Evernote on Linux. It integrates well as an indicator and and can create notes and manage all created notes. On Ubuntu Everpad has an indicator that makes creating and viewing notes quick.
evernote 
3 days ago
The Best Slippers
The Haflingers may not look like the soft, fluffy things you think of when you think slippers—soft, cloud-like piles of fleece, freshly shorn from a baby sheep. But we found that boiled wool just does a better job at all the things slippers should do and is much more breathable.
clothes 
3 days ago
Red Hat's Tom Callaway to open source projects: "This is why you fail"
At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make.
opensource 
3 days ago
As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change
SAN FRANCISCO — After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more. So Mr. Minton, a 26-year-old math major, took a three-month course in computer programming and data analysis. As a waiter, he made $20,000 a year.
career 
3 days ago
Work on downtown Athens streetscape might take place during football season
To the surprise of at least two downtown Athens business owners, work on a proposed streetscape project might get underway during football season.
athens 
3 days ago
Developer Evangelism
Developer Evangelism is a new kind of role in IT companies. If you think this would be a good role for you, here's the developer evangelist handbook which gives you some great tips on how to do this job.
opensource 
3 days ago
Best Automatic Cat Feeder Reviews of 2015
Which is the best automatic cat feeder? We built this site for all of you cat owners out there that are sick and tired of manually filling up your cat’s food and water dishes every day. Our automatic cat feeder reviews will help you choose the right feeder for your cat.
cats 
3 days ago
The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company
With David Packard's birthday passing last week, and HP's recent leadership woes, we at Gizmodo feel it's time to remember early HP's innovative founding culture. We bring you an inspiring excerpt from Packard's book, with a foreword by his son.
hp 
3 days ago
Why Duke's Mayonnaise Matters
In many of the most popular restaurants below the Mason-Dixon line today, diners can practically trace the sprigs of parsley garnishing their plates to the wholesome hands of local farmers.
food 
3 days ago
Principles for a Successful Developer Workshop
Running a successful developer workshop (aka tutorial) is really difficult. I've attended enough workshops that have gone poorly to know that for a fact. Participating in such a workshop can be very frustrating and a huge turn off for whatever technology is being presented.
conference 
3 days ago
Why Docker is Not Yet Succeeding Widely in Production
Docker’s momentum has been increasing by the week, and from that it’s clearly touching on real problems. However, for many production users today, the pros do not outweigh the cons.
docker 
3 days ago
Review: Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection from SF Wine Trading
Wow, another Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection offering in the space of a month and our third to date. This one hails from the San Francisco Wine Trading Company, which I bet you can guess the location of.
drinks 
3 days ago
Bernie Sanders and the 2016 Campaign for President
The Vermont senator’s revolutionary zeal has met its moment. There’s no way this man could be president, right? Just look at him: rumpled and scowling, bald pate topped by an entropic nimbus of white hair. Just listen to him: ranting, in his gravelly Brooklyn accent, about socialism.
politics 
3 days ago
I am angry at a feminist organization
I'm really angry at The Ada Initiative, in the way you can only be angry when you expected better of someone. I have been waiting to see if I get less angry, but no, I haven't.
diversity 
3 days ago
Building A Scorecard
In my previous posts, I've drawn an analogy between open source software and organic food, hinting that in both cases the rush to create a working brand lost some of the essence of the vision.
opensource 
3 days ago
The Right Vase for the Right Valentine’s Day Flowers
In order to identify what to look for, I spoke with five flower design experts to find out the dos and don’ts of matching vases to flowers: Donna Morrissey, a Massachusetts flower show judge and arranger for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts “Art in Bloom” shows, where floral arrangements are ma
household 
3 days ago
Yahoo Unveils Its Audio-Free Video Messaging App, Livetext
Yahoo has officially announced Livetext, an app where users chat with friends by sharing video and text — but no sound. The company demonstrated the app at a press event in New York City today.
technology 
3 days ago
Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages
One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.
travel  google 
3 days ago
The Age of Foundations
At OSCON last week, Google announced the creation around Kubernetes of the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation. The next day, Jim Zemlin dedicated his keynote to the (recently-renamed) Open Container Initiative, confirming the Linux Foundation's recent shift towards providing Foundations-as-a-Service.
opensource 
3 days ago
OAD FRESH List 2015
FRESH List 2015The top 100 American restaurants that best exemplify the FRESH ethos as chosen by OAD reviewers.
restaurant 
3 days ago
Automatic Pet Feeder Top 15 Comparison Table 2012
An automatic pet feeder offers many valuable benefits to cat by providing healthy, consistent diet. Every body can give their cat healthy food but what happens if you work nine hour a days? and you can imagine that starving look when you come home.
cats 
3 days ago
David Burke's Writers in Paris: What Gargantua Did
Imagine you’re walking with me on my Notre-Dame and Ile Saint Louis literary walking tour and we’re standing amid the throngs facing the magnificent cathedral, and all of a sudden a gigantic giant shows up and starts scaling the towers.
paris  writing 
3 days ago
Why We Still Worship Hemingway at His Bars
Inevitably, a conversation about Hemingway will trickle into a conversation about drinking. The guy wrote and drank a lot—though he didn’t drink while he wrote—and he’s been immortalized for both with countless namesake cocktails, books and bars dedicated to his affection for boozing.
drinks 
3 days ago
Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight
Currently there is some amazing technology available to help with pet care. Today Dr. Eloise Bright from Love That Pet discusses whether an automatic pet feeder can help cats struggling with their growing waistline.
cats 
3 days ago
Juggling 8 Protagonists: Netflix’s Sense8
This is my third attempt at writing about Sense8, the new Netflix series created by the Wachowski siblings and J. Michael Straczynski, and likely not my last.
television 
5 days ago
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