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Triple Bottom Line in Open Source | It's always more complicated
One of the more thought provoking things that came out of the OpenStack leadership training at Zingerman's last year, was the idea of the Triple Bottom Line. It's something I continue to ponder regularly.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: fighting science denial starts with people, not politicians | Books | The Guardian
Albert Einstein has been called many things: a genius, a pioneer, a Nobel prize winner. Neil deGrasse Tyson just calls him a badass. “I think it fits, right? It’s not a stretch,” he tells Guardian Australia before his appearance in Melbourne on Saturday night. “The dude’s a badass.”
2 days ago
How do we fix the state of technical documentation? | Opensource.com
Over 90% of respondents to a recent GitHub survey said that one of the top problems with open source projects is incomplete or confusing documentation. What can we do to fix it?
2 days ago
I was the Doctor and I’m over the moon that at last we have a female lead | Colin Baker | Opinion | The Guardian
All the Timelord reincarnations have been different, apart from their gender. Why should an alien be male? Jodie Whittaker will inspire new Doctor Who fans Whenever I have been interviewed about Doctor Who, the question has come up about the possibility of a female Doctor.
2 days ago
The Best Carry-On Travel Bags | The Wirecutter
On the outside, the Outbreaker’s tear-resistant sailcloth exterior and sealed zippers provide ample protection from sharp objects and the elements. Inside, the cavernous main compartment with a clamshell opening is a cinch to pack.
3 days ago
Paris for $400? What Money Buys on the New Low-Cost Airlines - The New York Times
Perhaps you’ve been intrigued by the affordable (and in some cases downright cheap) fares being dangled lately by low-cost, long-haul carriers like Norwegian, Level and XL Airways.
3 days ago
That’s An Alien, Bruv, BELIEVE It. Attack The Block | Tor.com
This weekend there were two alien invasion movies, one of which involved cowboys and bad writing, and the other had its aliens land right in the middle of a different setting in which aliens aren’t normally found, and was very good: Attack The Block.
3 days ago
Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord to be a woman - BBC News
Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord - the first woman to be given the role. The new Doctor's identity was revealed in a trailer broadcast at the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final.
4 days ago
Forbes Welcome
The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control.
4 days ago
OpenStack release sees drop in storage vendor contributors
The OpenStack Foundation's April 2017 user survey showed Cinder had the most production use among the three OpenStack storage projects, followed by Swift and Manila.
5 days ago
DevOps A Misinterpreted Buzz Word: Why Company Culture Enabled Us To Win The OpenStack Super User Award
When I joined Betfair back in 2014 I was equally amazed and surprised at the same time. Looking around the business it was full of intelligent, articulate and driven people. This was not the bit that surprised me of course, it was a key reason I joined the company.
5 days ago
fortune.com
(RENNES, France) - France inaugurated two new high-speed rail lines on Saturday linking the capital to the western cities of Bordeaux and Rennes in what is likely to be the last launches of their kind for years as public cash becomes increasingly scarce.
5 days ago
Did You Pack Too Much? Your Suitcase Knows - The New York Times
Your suitcase has taken on a life of its own. It can now tell you if it has strayed too far, or if you’ve packed too much, and it may soon be able to call you an Uber car. There’s even a suitcase in the works that will take you on a ride through the airport.
5 days ago
How to Write Addictively Readable Paragraphs | WTD
Mmm, addictive writing. Like fantastic coffee or exquisite chocolate, it keeps readers perpetually coming back for more.
5 days ago
The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians - Lawfare
I read the Wall Street Journal’s article yesterday on attempts by a GOP operative to recover missing Hillary Clinton emails with more than usual interest. I was involved in the events that reporter Shane Harris described, and I was an unnamed source for the initial story.
5 days ago
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I gave streaming a go for the first time last July. Instead of gaming, which the majority of streamers on Twitch do, I wanted to stream the open source work I do in my personal time. I work on NodeJS hardware libraries a fair bit (most of them my own).
5 days ago
What We Lose When the World Moves On From Email - The New York Times
Though its political implications are yet unclear, the publication of an email chain in which Donald Trump Jr.
5 days ago
Trainline now gives you real-time train information in France | TechCrunch
Trainline’s European service (formerly known as Captain Train) is becoming your one-stop shop for French trains. The company has partnered with SNCF to get real-time data about trains, delays and your current location. You had to use SNCF’s official app before to get this kind of information.
5 days ago
How to safely enjoy the 2017 solar eclipse, a buyer’s guide for normal people
On August 21, 2017 across the entire United States, the Moon will move in front of the Sun, partially blocking it from our view. For those on the path of totality, the Moon will entirely block out the Sun for more than 2 minutes.
5 days ago
The Best Luggage We Tested for the Frequent Traveler - The New York Times
I’ve never thought much about finding the perfect luggage, so I just suffered. But Kit Dillon of The Wirecutter, the New York Times site that evaluates products, told me about ones that might reduce the indignities and hassle of travel — and he even has a few high-tech solutions.
5 days ago
Why Net Promotor Scores Matter
Since creating OpenStack in conjunction with NASA seven years ago, we’ve been delighted to see just how far the platform has come.
5 days ago
Meet Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which in New A Wrinkle in Time Photos | Tor.com
Entertainment Weekly has posted a batch of new exclusive photos from Ava DuVernay’s forthcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.
5 days ago
Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | Opensource.com
Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our "Open Voices" eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard.
5 days ago
Whisky Advocate Why The Highball Is the Ideal Whisky Cocktail
While there’s a wide array of whisky cocktails out there, the Highball might be the ideal way to enjoy the spirit, especially in the summer.
5 days ago
The Last Jedi Behind-the-Scenes Video Will Get You Choked Up | Tor.com
While we cross our fingers for a new The Last Jedi trailer at Disney’s D23 Expo, Lucasfilm has shared a behind-the-scenes video from the set of Episode VIII.
5 days ago
Setting up magit-gerrit in Emacs — Ionrock Dot Org
(setq-default magit-gerrit-ssh-creds "myid@gerrithost.org")
5 days ago
Watch the First Trailer for A Wrinkle in Time! | Tor.com
Did you ever imagine that you’d hear “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” in relation with Madeleine L’Engle? Well, an excellent Eurythmics cover brings just the right tone to the first trailer for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, conjuring a world as trippy as what L’Engle’s classic nove
5 days ago
blog.eumelnet.de
Long time ago (2015) I've started my OpenStack contributing process in OpenStack I18n team. The team is responsible for translating OpenStack dashboard, tools and documentation in other languages. One thing from the wishlist of the team was the Translation Check Site.
6 days ago
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At work we do a podcast. It has somewhere between 5,000–10,000 listeners a week. It helps people find us. We record at our office, in a conference room. We don’t grill people or try to extract bitter truths. We just talk about how you do your (digital) job.
6 days ago
The latest cyber attacks show why the cloud is safer | InfoWorld
Computer systems from the Ukraine to the United States were affected last week by the Petya cyber attack. It’s similar to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack last month.
9 days ago
Cooling the tube – Engineering heat out of the Underground – IanVisits
On a hot summers day a trip on the tube to get home can be a dreaded experience, with already hot trains overflowing with sweaty people. But how did we get to a situation where tube trains are stiflingly hot, and what’s being done about it?
9 days ago
How to Throw a Relaxed Parisian Dinner Party - The New York Times
AdvertisementDon’t Be Afraid to Experiment Seat Yourself Again and AgainWhat’s Old Is New Again Prep in the Morning, Cook in the EveningDon’t Skimp on Olive OilSource Your Baked GoodsBe Thoughtful About LightingAdvertisement
9 days ago
The Big Idea: Nancy Kress – Whatever
Folks, in discussing her new novel Tomorrow’s Kin, author Nancy Kress has some bad news for you. It’s about your brain. And mine. And everyone’s. Your mind does not work the way you think it does.
9 days ago
Cured Meats Explainer - What Are the Best Cured Meats?
On Tuesday, New York Times writer and alleged friend David Brooks published a column to let us know, per usual, that we're ruining America. Which, duh.
9 days ago
We Gathered 100 Open Source Sustainers — Here’s What We Learned
SustainOSS was a one day unconference for open source sustainers. There were no keynotes, expo halls or talks — only discussions about how to get more resources to support digital infrastructure.
9 days ago
Ned Batchelder: Finding fuzzy floats
For a 2D geometry project I needed to find things based on 2D points. Conceptually, I wanted to have a dict that used pairs of floats as the keys. This would work, except that floats are inexact, and so have difficulty with equality checking.
10 days ago
Automate rebasing and merging of your PR with pastamaker | Random things I work on
Gnocchi project recently moved from the OpenStack infrastructure to GitHub. The OpenStack infrastructure provides a very good set of tools for managing/reviewing/testing projects. To do so, they use Gerrit to review patches and Zuul to schedule testing and checking jobs.
10 days ago
Untuckit Strikes a Chord With Self-Explanatory Men’s Wear - The New York Times
Demonstrating his tasting technique at a table in the cellar of New York Vintners, a wine shop in TriBeCa, Mr. Riccobono, 38, puffed his cheeks out furiously, like a bullfrog on Adderall, as he sloshed another sip back and forth, back and forth, trying to unearth the subtlest notes of the vintage.
10 days ago
Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman launch ‘WTF’ platform to reshape the Democratic party - SiliconANGLE
Two Silicon Valley billionaires Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman have created an online “People’s Lobby” called Win the Future, or WTF, to help rejuvenate the Democrat party, a move seen by some as a vanity project. Regardless, Pincus, cofounder of Zynga Inc.
12 days ago
Systemd Flaw Leaves Linux Distributions Scrambling to Patch - The New Stack
Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch Linux and other Linux distributions have released patches for a serious arbitrary code execution vulnerability that could be exploited through malicious Domain Name System (DNS) packets.
12 days ago
Australia's wine screwcap revolution
Skilfully popping a cork from a bottle of wine in one deft movement is a party trick only a select few can pull off nowadays. And it's probably because, in Australia, we're out of practice.
12 days ago
Coraline Ada Ehmke: Antisocial Coding: My Year at GitHub
I really enjoyed the job I had in 2015. I was a principal engineer at a health tech company, with a polyglot team comprised of Ruby and Clojure developers ranging from very early career to very seasoned. I was learning a lot and doing really interesting work.
12 days ago
How to Deal With North Korea - The Atlantic
There are no good options. But some are worse than others. Thirty minutes. That’s about how long it would take a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from North Korea to reach Los Angeles.
12 days ago
Oracle Releases an OCI-Based Container Runtime - The New Stack
Just before the holiday weekend, Oracle released three new open source container utilities. These include a debugging tool, a microcontainer builder, and most interestingly, an implementation of the Open Container Initiative’s oci-runtime specification known as Railcar.
12 days ago
The Myth of a Superhuman AI | WIRED
I’ve heard that in the future computerized AIs will become so much smarter than us that they will take all our jobs and resources, and humans will go extinct. Is this true? That’s the most common question I get whenever I give a talk about AI.
12 days ago
Shakespeare’s Cure for Xenophobia | The New Yorker
I attended university in a very different world from the one in which I now teach and live. For a start, Yale College, which I entered in 1961, was all male. Women were not matriculated until five years after I had received my B.A. degree.
12 days ago
PocketCHIP: An ultraportable, pure-Linux machine | Opensource.com
When the Raspberry Pi hit the tech scene, it made a huge impact. It wasn't the first tiny computer, by any means—the Chumby, the PogoPlug, and other hackable systems on chips preceded it—but there hadn't been anything quite so intentionally open and affordable as the Pi.
12 days ago
How I manage package version numbers
I recently helped someone release their first project on PyPI and I was asked why I did version numbers the way I did, so I figured I would share where my current thinking on the topic sits (this doesn't mean all of my projects currently follow this as my thoughts on this have changed in the last co
12 days ago
Strange Noise in Gravitational-Wave Data Sparks Debate | Quanta Magazine
Olena Shmahalo/Quanta Magazine. Source: LIGO Lab/Caltech/MIT
12 days ago
France wants to ban sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040, end coal by 2022 | Ars Technica
In an address on Thursday, France’s environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, said that the country would aim to phase out electricity from coal-fired plants by 2022 and end the sale of gas and diesel internal combustion cars by 2040. This first goal should be relatively easy to attain.
12 days ago
12 New Books We Recommend This Week - The New York Times
Set your summer reading to an orchestral swell with Harvey Sachs’s magisterial 923-page biography of the 20th-century maestro and cultural trailblazer Arturo Toscanini.
12 days ago
Kingsman Trailer Is Super Stylish - Channing Tatum Goes Full Style God in New Trailer
The best part of any Bond-like movie is that it has to have a few key elements: secret spies, English accents, and impeccably tailored suits. Kingsman: The Golden Circle nails each and every one of those in its new wardrobe-focused movie trailer, which dropped today.
12 days ago
Emmanuel Macron's new tech visa is designed to make France more friendly for startups than the US or UK — Quartz
Emmanuel Macron wants France to become a country of startups, and not just for French founders. That’s why the newly elected president is talking up a new tech visa intended to make it easier for fast-growing companies to hire foreign talent and for entrepreneurs to set up shop in France.
13 days ago
The false equivalence between private and public cloud
The preeminence of hybrid cloud as the ideal operating model for modern IT is a truism that’s become so ingrained that no discussion of enterprise technology strategy is complete without paying homage to the wisdom and inevitability of organizations having a seamless mix of public and private clou
13 days ago
Agentless Ansible structure opens up configuration management potential
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13 days ago
Director Luc Besson Tests the Outer Limits With His New Film, Sci-Fi Epic Valerian | WIRED
Luc Besson’s spaceship looks weird. Sure, it’s a spaceship, a major player in Besson’s new movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
13 days ago
Inside Station F, the startup megacampus that just opened in Paris | TechCrunch
Station F is the world’s biggest startup campus. Thousands of entrepreneurs are currently moving into the new building here in Paris. But if you’re still wondering what it actually looks like, we visited Station F and interviewed the two persons behind it — Roxanne Varza and Xavier Niel.
13 days ago
President Higgins apologises to the Gralton family - Leitrim Observer
In an unprecedented move, Present Michael D Higgins, apologised to the family of Jimmy Gralton for the “abuse of the law” which led to the deportation of Jimmy Gralton in 1933 - the only Irishman ever to be deported from his own country.
15 days ago
What makes OpenStack relevant in a container-driven world - OpenStack Superuser
Much has been said about the relationship between OpenStack and containers. Thierry Carrez, OpenStack’s VP of engineering, provides his take with a nod to characters of the hit TV show “Silicon Valley.
16 days ago
Paperback Row - The New York Times
Six new paperbacks to check out this week. THE GERMAN WAR. A NATION UNDER ARMS, 1939-1945: CITIZENS AND SOLDIERS, by Nicholas Stargardt. (Basic Books, $22.99.
19 days ago
The Differences Between Running a Small Company and a Big One | Inc.com
Is it easier to run a small company than a big one? What skills are needed at different stages of a company? Can a big company CEO succeed at a smaller organization and vice versa? Here are some answers from five CEOs (plus myself) who have helmed companies at various stages.
19 days ago
Hypepotamus: Midtown Beams as Location of Choice for Atlanta Techies
Midtown is aptly named for its central location amidst the many neighborhoods of this diverse city— and in recent years, the district that serves as the geographic hub of Atlanta has also become one of its major technology and startup hubs.
19 days ago
Watch this Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer made entirely on a 1984 Apple IIc | TechCrunch
Sometimes I see something that makes me wish we’d never evolved our technological graphics capabilities beyond where they were at in the 1980s. This shot-by-shot trailer remake of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is such a thing.
19 days ago
US seeks more airport security, could expand airplane laptop ban | Ars Technica
In a speech today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that airlines that don't get on board with new security procedures could see electronic devices banned on their airplanes—or be barred from flying the US altogether.
19 days ago
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Company organization structure defines both how and what a company builds. It is also one of the few decisions that a CEO can clearly make.
19 days ago
Forget the Blood of Teens. Metformin Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pill. | WIRED
Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of healthy, disease-free living by decades. And Barzilai knows about the science of aging.
20 days ago
Apple’s Organizational Crossroads – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Apple is unique, and I mean that objectively. Forget about products for a moment, about which reasonable people can disagree. Leave aside the financial results, which certainly are unprecedented.
20 days ago
www.linkedin.com
Yesterday, we announced that O'Reilly is no longer selling books and videos on shop.oreilly.com. We heard from some of you that you're unhappy about that decision, especially because no other sellers offer DRM-free ebooks in multiple digital formats.
20 days ago
Apple may have finally gotten too big for its unusual corporate structure - Vox
Apple did something extraordinarily unusual today and talked extensively about a product that it’s not ready to ship.
20 days ago
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