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Is there something between a Container and VM? Apparently, yes.
The RackN team has started designing reference architectures for containers on metal (discussed on TheNewStack.io) with the hope of finding hardware design that is cost and performance optimized for containers instead of simply repurposing premium virtualized cloud infrastructure.
cloud 
4 minutes ago
E.D. Hirsch Jr.'s Cultural Literacy in the 21st Century
Defining common cultural literacy for an increasingly diverse nation. Is the culture war over?
history 
4 minutes ago
Beats 1 vs. iTunes Radio: The good, the bad, and the noisy
When Apple was tinkering with adding a new radio component to its just-launched music streaming service, the company opted to go for more of a BBC Radio 1 vibe than Pandora.
music  apple 
4 minutes ago
Some new ideas for fixing science
Every so often, the fallibility of scientific institutions is pushed into the spotlight.
science 
4 minutes ago
iCloud Music Library adds DRM without buying you dinner first
Well iCloud Music Library is pissing people off already. The new service almost identical to iTunes Match has a DRM problem. Turned on, iCloud Music Library is taking the music you rightfully own and place in your iTunes library and automatically adding DRM protection to it.
apple 
4 minutes ago
Getting started with Apple Music: 12 things to do first
Are you ready to rock? Apple Music is. After its unveiling at WWDC in early June, Apple Music went live Tuesday, along with iOS 8.4. While you’re updating, you can check out our full FAQ, and we’re working on a hands-on as well.
music  apple 
4 minutes ago
Six New American Summer Cocktails
Even in the darkest days of cocktailing, the U.S. has always maintained its stronghold on the art of mixing booze.
drinks 
4 minutes ago
Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world
In 1959, if you were walking the sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, you might have encountered a burly, bearded extrovert, striding about in Ray-Ban Aviators and practical army surplus clothing.
scifi 
4 minutes ago
Why Lego Is Spending Millions To Ditch Oil-Based Plastic
Lego's 57-year-old toy empire was built on plastic. But now the giant Danish toy company is investing millions into getting rid of it. By 2030, Lego bricks will no longer be made from ABS, the oil-based plastic in the 60 billion blocks the company makes each year.
environment 
4 minutes ago
Turning off Connect makes Apple Music better
Connect is the part of Apple Music where you’ll supposedly enjoy a close, personal relationship with the artists and bands you care about.
music  apple 
4 minutes ago
Apple Music's a Crushing Disappointment, But Not Because It’s Bad
What happened? By all accounts, Apple Music is a totally serviceable streaming music service. But it’s 2015. Give me more than the same old service everybody’s been offering for years.
apple 
4 minutes ago
Little Snitch keeps an eye on your Mac's Internet connections
Although, we’re focused on incoming connections here, shouldn’t we also be concerned about outgoing connections as well? This seems especially important where there are data caps or outrageously expensive cellular data plans being used.
security 
4 minutes ago
Are Hotels Dangerous?
ARE hotels a hotbed of poverty, oppression and danger? Or are they relatively benign institutions of temporary respite, offering the traveler the basic comforts of a minibar, hot shower and clean sheets?
travel 
4 minutes ago
Let’s Build A Simple Interpreter. Part 2.
In their amazing book “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking” the authors Burger and Starbird share a story about how they observed Tony Plog, an internationally acclaimed trumpet virtuoso, conduct a master class for accomplished trumpet players.
development 
4 minutes ago
Apple Music users complain iCloud Music Library deletes, renames iTunes content
Some people turning on iCloud Music Library to make full use of Apple Music are instead coping with deleted songs and playlists, in addition to other problems, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and testing by AppleInsider. iCloud Music Library, an option in both iOS 8.
apple 
4 minutes ago
5 Ice Cream Myths That Need to Disappear
Make enough ice cream and you start to hear the same questions over and over. What's the best ice cream maker for someone on a budget? (This guy.) What's the difference between gelato and ice cream? (It's complicated.) What's your favorite ice cream flavor? (Black sesame orange.)
food 
4 minutes ago
How to stop Apple Music from automatically renewing your membership
Apple gives you three free months to try out Apple Music. After that, you have to pay $10 per month for a single user membership or $15 per month for a family membership.
music  apple 
4 minutes ago
Air Passengers Applaud a Justice Dept. Collusion Case
As the manager of her husband’s rock band, Jill Meniketti has booked many flights over the past 12 years. She used to buy tickets for the San Francisco-based band, Y&T, two months in advance; now she makes it three to ensure seats for the eight-member entourage.
travel 
4 minutes ago
The Man Who Saw America
Last May, Robert Frank, the world’s pre-eminent living photographer, returned to Zurich, the orderly Swiss banking city, cosseted by lake and mountain, where he grew up.
art 
4 minutes ago
A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving
We’ve chosen a rule that some sequences of three numbers obey — and some do not. Your job is to guess what the rule is. Now it’s your turn. Enter a number sequence in the boxes below, and we’ll tell you whether it satisfies the rule or not. You can test as many sequences as you want.
testing 
4 minutes ago
Sony's new whole-home speakers combine Google Cast and Apple AirPlay
Instead of making you choose between Apple AirPlay and Google Cast, Sony’s latest whole-home speakers will work with both. The SRS-X77, SRS-X88, and SRS-X99 are the first speakers to include AirPlay and Google Cast, both of which let users send audio from a networked phone, tablet, or computer.
gadget 
4 minutes ago
As Docker rises above (and disrupts) clouds, I’m thinking about their community landscape
Watching the lovefest of DockerConf last week had me digging up my April 2014 “Can’t Contain(erize) the Hype” post.  There’s no doubt that Docker (and containers more broadly) is delivering on it’s promise.
cloud 
4 minutes ago
Is the Premise of Meritocracy Immoral?
ASPEN, Colo.—Has an insight ever abruptly changed one of your core beliefs? This would’ve been about 20 years ago. I had just discovered the work of John Ruskin, the 19th century’s greatest art critic as well as one of its greatest social critics.
culture 
2 days ago
Proxying to a Python web application running in Docker.
I have seen a few questions of late being posed about how to setup Apache to proxy to a Python web application running in a Docker container.
python 
2 days ago
Fireworks, Football and Beer: New Laws Are Taking Effect
Finally, we can celebrate Independence Day the way our Founding Fathers intended: by blowing things up without ever crossing the borders of this great state.
georgia 
2 days ago
Getting started with Apple Music: 12 things to do first
Are you ready to rock? Apple Music is. After its unveiling at WWDC in early June, Apple Music went live Tuesday, along with iOS 8.4. While you’re updating, you can check out our full FAQ, and we’re working on a hands-on as well.
music  apple 
2 days ago
Funding FOSS 2015-07-01
This past week I attended Open Source Bridge 2015 to speak about how the Internet works. A common topic both in the talks and the hallway track was how to improve the funding of open source software or, put more generally, how to ensure that the software ecosystem we enjoy today is sustainable.
opensource 
2 days ago
PyDev of the Week: David Beazley
This week we welcome David Beazley as our PyDev of the Week! David is the author of the Python Essential Reference and the co-author of the Python Cookbook, Third edition. He also has a blog that I enjoyed when I was first learning Python, although I don’t think it’s updated much any more.
python 
2 days ago
Right Divided, a Disciplined Left Steered the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — The stunning series of liberal decisions delivered by the Supreme Court this term was the product of discipline on the left side of the court and disarray on the right.
politics 
2 days ago
Beats 1 vs. iTunes Radio: The good, the bad, and the noisy
When Apple was tinkering with adding a new radio component to its just-launched music streaming service, the company opted to go for more of a BBC Radio 1 vibe than Pandora.
music  apple 
2 days ago
oven ribs, even better
As I’ve already admitted, I’m a boring preggo.
recipes 
2 days ago
How Parents Make High-Achieving Kids Miserable
Two writers with experience teaching at elite colleges perceive an epidemic of conditional love that is damaging the ability of students to lead happy lives. ASPEN, Colo.
parenting 
2 days ago
Lessons From Thomas Jefferson's Failure on Slavery
Why did the author of the Declaration of Independence fail to attack slavery as president? In large part because he was a politician. Aspen, Colo.
history 
2 days ago
Op-ed: Safari is the new Internet Explorer
Nolan Lawson is a software developer at Squarespace, focusing on Android and the mobile Web. This piece originally ran on his site, nolanlawson.com., and it's syndicated with Lawson's permission. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Ars Technica or of Squarespace.
webdev 
2 days ago
Leap Second Will Extend the Day, and Might Roil the Internet
To balance out a very gradual slowing of the Earth’s rotation, scientists are adding an extra second to the day on Tuesday.
technology 
2 days ago
The documentation dilemma
Which came first, the program or the documentation? Therein lies the dilemma. And yet there is a lot of really good documentation out there. For example, the documentation for LibreOffice is excellent.
documentation  opensource 
2 days ago
Hotel Review: St. Aubyn Estates in Cornwall, England
From £150, or $230 at $1.55 to the pound. For more than 200 years, there has been a bay-front inn in picturesque Marazion, along the southwest coast of Cornwall, England. It is part of the St. Aubyn Estates, a family business of tenanted farms, rental cottages and homes that covers 5,000 acres.
travel  england 
2 days ago
How a President Lindsey Graham Would Conduct Foreign Policy
The Republican presidential candidate explains why he would threaten Iran with war and send U.S. ground troops into Syria and Iraq. ASPEN, Colo.—Senator Lindsey Graham is irrepressibly cheerful, but he’s not very happy about the world these days.
politics 
2 days ago
E.U. to End Cellphone Roaming Charges in 2017
LONDON — European officials approved on Tuesday a series of sweeping changes to how mobile and wired Internet service works in the region, pushing through rules that outlaw mobile roaming charges and forbid providers from giving preferences to some types of online traffic.
europe  mobile  travel 
2 days ago
'What Happened, Miss Simone? : How Nina Simone's Activism Defined the Civil-Rights Era
In the 1990s, some years after Nina Simone had fled America, the country that fueled both her meteoric fame and her crippling depression, she agreed to give an interview at her home in France.
music 
2 days ago
Study Finds a Short Walk in Nature Helps Reduce Depressive Thoughts
Thoreau extolled (and extolled and extolled—the piece was more than 12,000 words long) the virtues of walking in untamed environments. In the decades since, psychologists have proved him right. Exposure to nature has been shown repeatedly to reduce stress and boost well-being.
health 
2 days ago
California governor signs bill eliminating personal vaccine exemptions
On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law one of the most stringent vaccination laws in the United States, eliminating the state's previous personal and religious belief exemption for vaccines.
politics  health 
2 days ago
Dale DeGroff on the Origin of Cocktails, Katrina and the Rainbow Room
Dale DeGroff is one of the world’s foremost cocktail experts. His book “The Craft of the Cocktail,” published by Clarkson Potter in 2002, is regarded as an essential bartending guide.
drinks 
2 days ago
Marc Maron, at BAM, Finds That Happy Also Gets Laughs
On Friday night, the comedian Marc Maron walked onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s opera house, groused about the imposing size of the theater (he said he expected to “disappoint the structure”) and then leveled with his audience.
humor 
2 days ago
Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong.
History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort what they had done, and why.
culture 
2 days ago
Open For Brainstorming
I have two ears and one mouth, and I like to use them in that proportion. As I start my new job on the DreamCloud team at DreamHost, I want to hear from you.
dreamhost 
2 days ago
Love
At the Cyclops the other night I was talking with fellow Mac and iOS developers. One person mentioned that a friend had acquired an iOS game — a good game that’s less popular than it deserves, that maybe just needs some marketing. Person: “So here’s the question.
ios 
2 days ago
Meet the First Same-Sex Couple to Get Married in Athens
Jordyn Dolente and Moriah Martin were the first couple to get a marriage license in Clarke County this morning after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. The couple has been together for a year and a half. Their marriage ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m.
athens 
2 days ago
The Computers of Our Wildest Dreams
Engineers at IBM and Google claim they're closer than ever to making computers that could process data in days that would take millions of years to flow through today's machines. One of the first electronic, programmable computers in the world is remembered today mostly by its nickname: Colossus.
technology 
2 days ago
Openstackclient is better than I thought
When openstackclient came out, I was not a believer. I thought.. Great, a new standard (cue XKCD), and I joked about it. I had been using the ordinary CLI clients like novaclient, keystoneclient and so on.
openstack 
2 days ago
Lindsey Graham Hates the GOP's Immigration Rhetoric
The senator accused some of his Republican rivals of being “mean” when they talk about immigrants––and doesn’t think his openness to amnesty will sink his primary campaign. ASPEN, Colo.
politics 
2 days ago
Athens-Clarke not likely to sweeten deal for Terrapin Beer Co., says Mayor Denson
Now, it’s Terrapin’s move. In late April, Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson and Terrapin Beer Co. president John Cochran signed a draft agreement outlining a county plan to keep the local brewery in Athens. The plan calls for the county to place $1.
athens 
2 days ago
Aleksandar Todorović tells his Linux story
My Linux journey began three years ago. I finished high school and started to pay more attention to the security of computers and networks. It is truly an amazing field of study and there's so many new things to learn there. I was instantly hooked. First, security and Kali Linux go hand in hand.
opensource 
2 days ago
OpenStack Turns 5 – It’s Time to Celebrate the Community!
OpenStack celebrates its 5th birthday July 19, and we’re celebrating with the entire OpenStack community during July! Cloud interoperability and support for developer productivity have been focuses for the OpenStack project this year, and none of it would be possible without the quickly growing
openstack 
2 days ago
Are Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Better Than Frozen?
As long as people are eating fruits and vegetables, it’s not that important whether they’re fresh, frozen, or canned. ASPEN, Colo.
health 
2 days ago
Confederate flag painting in UGA museum not what it seems
Visitors to the Georgia Museum of Art may recoil a bit or hurry past when they come across the painting of the Confederate flag that hangs in a gallery housing works from the museum’s permanent collection. But there’s a surprising story behind that painting.
athens 
2 days ago
The Mouth Is Mightier Than the Pen
Few methods beat email for sending communication blasts, getting a note in front of a far-flung sales prospect or employer, or attaching pictures and documents. Too bad about the downside: You may not sound your smartest.
writing 
2 days ago
Users experiencing mangled music libraries in iTunes 12.2
Macworld Senior Contributor and iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn has experienced this problem as well. In a blog post, he details how iCloud Music Library screwed up his album artwork, as shown below. Some albums now have the wrong art, while other albums have had their art disappear.
apple 
2 days ago
Parker Posey’s Offbeat Glamour
Parker Posey emerged from her downtown Manhattan lobby in a zip-up black jumpsuit streaked with white, her newly blond hair in a cotton candy nimbus. She could have passed for Daryl Hannah in “Blade Runner” were it not for the fluffy white Bichon-Maltese poodle at her feet.
movies 
2 days ago
Officials: Cutting Atlanta commute will take vision, funding
ATLANTA | The sprawling Atlanta metro area's commuters navigate some of the longest trips to work in large U.S. cities.
atlanta 
2 days ago
Akanda ships open source cloud-lifecycle and network-orchestration platform for OpenStack
Akanda took the wrapper off its OpenStack network-orchestration platform at the recent OpenStack summit in Vancouver. Spun off of DreamHost in 2014, Akanda is an open source project to add orchestration, routing and other layer 4-7 services to OpenStack deployments.
akanda 
2 days ago
Why 2 is better than 1 – Extreme Programming
I have been practicing extreme programming since my inception with Cloud Foundry. For those who are not familiar with extreme programming (XP), it is a development technique intended to improve software quality and responsiveness to changing customer requirements.
agile 
2 days ago
Don't Call Kids 'Smart'
People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant. At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label.
parenting 
2 days ago
Cisco to buy cybersecurity firm OpenDNS in $635m deal
Cisco has announced its intention to purchase threat protection security firm OpenDNS in a deal worth $635 million.
cisco 
2 days ago
Apple dumps discoveryd and fixes Photos and Mail bugs in OS X 10.10.4
The next major release of OS X looms like some kind of mountain over some kind of park, but Yosemite isn't done yet. Today Apple released the final version of OS X 10.10, a bugfix update that comes almost three months after 10.10.3. The first change in OS X 10.10.
apple 
2 days ago
Calais crisis: Channel Tunnel entrance blocked with burning barricade
Fears that illegal immigrants will take advantage of a second shut-down at Calais in just over a week, as ferry and rail traffic comes to a halt • Eurostar passenger services now running reduced service • Hundreds of illegal migrants reported to be climbing on lorries in repeat of scenes l
france 
2 days ago
Sound Bytes: Building a Unicode .format Nanny with Python's AST
Daniel J. Rocco@drocco007 Detecting problematic .format calls quickly and painlessly using Python's powerful ast module. Follow along by downloading the Jupyter notebook of this post!
python 
2 days ago
Medium stays firmly anti-password with radical e-mail-based logins
Medium is doing its best to stay password-free by letting users log in with a secure email link.
security 
2 days ago
Dive into Zuul – Gated commit system
Zuul is a software developed by the OpenStack community. It was developed as an efficient gated commit system, allowing projects to merge patches only after they pass a series of tests.
openstack 
2 days ago
Apple Music first look: It's all about curation, curation, curation
Apple's long-awaited streaming music service, Apple Music, will launch on Tuesday. Replacing the official music app on iOS, Apple Music combines your iTunes library and uploads with on-demand streaming, live radio and a new artist-centric social network.
music  apple 
2 days ago
Southern Milkshakes—With A Grown-Up Kick
Andrew Ullom handles dessert for half a dozen of the best restaurants in Raleigh, North Carolina, but he doesn’t overthink a milkshake.
drinks 
2 days ago
One Last Ingredient for a Well-Stocked Bar
A NEGRONI, anyone? Or maybe a Jack Rose? Knowing how to make good cocktails is a great party trick and almost always more interesting than serving wine or beer to guests. And even if you are a complete cocktail novice, you can deliver delicious drinks, as long as you have the right app.
drinks 
2 days ago
Shadows of Self: Prologue
With The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson surprised readers with a spinoff of his Mistborn books, set after the action of the trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America. The trilogy’s heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration.
scifi 
2 days ago
Covered or Uncovered Litterboxes: Do Cats Have a Preference?
It was late morning midweek and, as usual, we were working on a number of projects in the office. Projects that require quite a bit of teamwork and collaboration. So a few of us were sitting in the office brainstorming when in walks Dante, the office Bengal cat. True to his M.O.
cats 
2 days ago
Supreme Court won’t weigh in on Oracle-Google API copyright battle
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google's appeal of the Google-Oracle API copyright dispute. The high court's move lets stand an appellate court's decision that application programming interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright protections.
copyright 
2 days ago
Baby Boomers Are Changing Retirement
Many older Americans want and need to keep working, but that requires a major shift in the way the country thinks about the elderly. Roughly 44 million people in the United States are now 65 years or older.
retirement 
2 days ago
Safety Tips for Using Hotel Gym Equipment
The death of Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey, in May at a resort gym in Mexico raised some unsettling questions for travelers who like to work out when they’re on the road: How safe are hotel fitness facilities and their equipment? (Initial news reports suggested that Mr.
health 
2 days ago
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