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It's Time to Slay the Universal Installer Unicorn - DevOps.com
While many people want a universal “easy button installer,” they also want it to work on their unique snowflake of infrastructures, tools, networks and operating systems. I call them snowflakes because their small differences expand combinatorially.
15 hours ago
www.nytimes.com
On Jan. 21, the day after the inauguration, women from all over the country will be rolling into Washington for what promises to be an enormous protest against Donald J. Trump. But millions of women went to the polls for Mr.
15 hours ago
Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism | Mises Wire
In my last post, I made light of British columnist George Monbiot's absurd charge that today's free market economists and libertarians are part of an establishment crony capitalist system.
15 hours ago
Trump Slams NATO, Floats Russia Nuke Deal in European Interview - Bloomberg
Donald Trump called NATO obsolete, predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, and threatened BMW with import duties over a planned plant in Mexico, according to two European newspapers which conducted a joint interview with the president-elect.
15 hours ago
Evernote 8.0 Is More Than an Update—It's a Reboot | WIRED
Evernote rolled out an update to its iOS app today. Ordinarily, the company makes its big changes alongside new versions of iOS, or to make a splash with a new iPhone. (Turns out a great way to get new users is to be in Apple’s “works with our latest stuff” section of the App Store.
15 hours ago
Music Features: Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven's Camp-in Returns This Weekend | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Started as an East Coast version of the Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven Campout—the long-running California festival featuring songwriter, guitarist and UGA music-business instructor David Lowery’s two influential rock bands—the fourth annual Camp-in happens in Athens Thursday, Jan.
15 hours ago
301 Moved Permanently
Analysis SimpliVity, the second-placed hyperconverged infrastructure appliance startup, has been for $650m, setting the stage for mainstream vendor dominance of the hyperconverged market.
15 hours ago
OpenStack's Stewardship Working Group
Stewardship is defined as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. The OpenStack formed a Stewardship Working Group to ensure that “people at the bottom and the boundaries of the organization choice over how to serve a customer, a citizen, a community.” 
15 hours ago
Netflix’s The Discovery posits a dark outcome from proving the afterlife exists | TechCrunch
Netflix is really tapping into the appetite of its sci-fi audience, with another trailer for a new film that imagines a weird future.
15 hours ago
Disney All But Confirms Shared-Universe Fan Theories With Pixar Easter Eggs Video | Tor.com
Yes, we know, we’ve all read Jon Negroni’s Pixar Theory, which draws connections between the 14 Pixar films that came after Toy Story in a tangled web that incorporates magic, sentient animals, and artificial intelligence.
15 hours ago
See Bryan Cranston as Zordon in the New Power Rangers Trailer | Tor.com
In probably the most bonkers casting choice (yes, more than Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa), Bryan Cranston goes from being the one who knocks to the one who recruits teenagers with attitude in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot.
15 hours ago
Evernote overhauls its iOS app with focus on speed and simplicity | Macworld
In its quest to make you more organized and productive, popular note-taking app Evernote grew a bit bloated. The app’s speed, or lack thereof, is a common thread in user reviews.
16 hours ago
The Fortress at the End of Time | Tor.com
Captain Ronaldo Aldo has committed an unforgivable crime. He will ask for forgiveness all the same: from you, from God, even from himself. Connected by ansible, humanity has spread across galaxies and fought a war against an enemy that remains a mystery.
16 hours ago
Iain M. Banks’ Use of Weapons and an Extreme Sense of Wonder | Tor.com
Most science fiction and fantasy novels have a breaking point past which they would strain suspension of disbelief past bearing. Too many big ideas that don’t quite fit together, too much weirdness to process. Too many boundaries crossed for the fictional world to seem real.
16 hours ago
Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem and Other Meaningful Books | Tor.com
Barack Obama, avid reader of science fiction and fantasy during his two terms as president, recently sat down with the New York Times’ chief book critic Michiko Kakutani to discuss the impact that books have had on him throughout his lifetime.
16 hours ago
PUNCH | How the Infinity Bottle Became a Whiskey Nerd Obsession
When you get married, you register for a lot of stupid shit. That’s why I currently own a cast iron tortilla press, a stainless steel turkey lifter, some five-blade herb shears and a silicone honey dipper.
16 hours ago
Trove: DBaaS with OpenStack » ADMIN Magazine
You can install databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or even MongoDB very quickly thanks to package management, but the installation is not even half the battle. A functioning database also needs user accounts and several configuration steps for better performance and security.
16 hours ago
Scientists Have a New Idea About the Origins of Namibia's Fairy Circles | Atlas Obscura
In the Namib desert, the land is patterned with mysterious circles, arranged in a regular pattern. Across the expanse, rings of high grass cordon off empty spots of sandy orange ground. The origins of those circles have never been determined.
16 hours ago
A Scientist Invented the Cyanometer Just to Measure the Blueness of the Sky | Atlas Obscura
The cyanometer, invented in the 18th century by the Swiss scientist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, had one evanescent purpose: to measure the blueness of the sky.
16 hours ago
How to Stop Mold From Building Up Inside Baby and Bath Toys
Cute, squeezeable toys—from Sophie la Girafe to the humble rubber ducky—can fill up with a slimy black mold if moisture gets inside. Fortunately, it’s possible to clean them, and even to prevent the slime from taking hold in the first place.
16 hours ago
Now you can search past inaugural addresses for Donald Trump’s favorite expressions - The Washington Post
Donald Trump teased his inaugural speech in a tweet on Wednesday, shipping out a photo of himself writing it, pen hovering over a pristine white legal pad. Trump's team told CNN that he was writing the speech himself, with the photo intended to offer apparent proof.
16 hours ago
Chelsea Manning, precedents, and why conservatives could never stand President Obama - The Washington Post
For the first question of his final news conference as president Wednesday, President Obama was asked to defend his decision to commute Chelsea Manning's prison sentence.
16 hours ago
Retro Patents turns famous inventions into art you can buy | TechCrunch
A fun little side project-cum-startup from two of the founders of Soundwave, the social music company acquired by Spotify, wants to turn patents into art. Launching today, Retro Patents lets you buy prints of famous patents to hang on your office wall, or at home, if that’s your thing.
16 hours ago
302 Found
By dismissing the Python garbage collection (GC) mechanism, which reclaims memory by collecting and freeing unused data, Instagram can run 10% more efficiently. Yes, you heard it right! By disabling GC, we can reduce the memory footprint and improve the CPU LLC cache hit ratio.
16 hours ago
HSBC to move 1,000 staff from London to Paris after Brexit | Euronews
The top boss of HSBC has said it is planning to move some staff from London to Paris following Britain’s exit from the European Union. Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver revealed that in interviews at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
16 hours ago
Developer's black hole: Developer's black hole - On communities: Trading off our values... Sometimes
Not long ago I wrote about how much emotions matter in every community. In that post I explained the importance of emotions, how they affect our work and why I believe they are relevant for pretty much everything we do.
16 hours ago
linux.conf.au 2017 | Presentation: Surviving the Next 30 Years of Free Software
Let's face it, GNU/Linux is no youngster! Many developers are aging and as with any large group of people, we must plan for the sad but inevitable loss of contributors. We have already lost a number of extremely important people in our community.
16 hours ago
Endless is bringing its cheap, user-friendly Linux PCs to the US - The Verge
The dream of a Linux computer for normal humans is relatively dead. Sure, Google put Linux in billions of hands and homes with Android and Chrome OS, but neither OS is very much like the desktop Linux flavors well-meaning open-source developers have been crafting for decades.
16 hours ago
How I turned a traffic ticket into the constitutional trial of the century | Ars Technica
The traffic-camera ticket: like a parking ticket, it looks lawful enough. When they receive one, most people simply write the check. It seems like the sensible and law-abiding thing to do. But this is not a parking ticket. In legal terms, it is not a proceeding in rem—against your car.
16 hours ago
www.nytimes.com
Heading into 2016, “living life to its fullest” was the most common New Year’s resolution for Americans, according to a Google Consumer Survey by GO Banking Rates.
17 hours ago
Greenpeace announces its latest report about the environmental impacts of cloud | Computerworld
Greenpeace, the organization that is an advocate for the environment, is a useful part of the conversation around technology.
17 hours ago
Red Hat on what to expect in 2017: Hybrid for what matters most | Cloud content from Windows IT Pro
Cathal McGloin, Red Hat’s VP of mobile platforms, said that, for all the talk of cloud, 2017 is likely will be an increasingly important bridge for many enterprises, particularly those that have something to protect.
17 hours ago
Managing the Hidden Stress of Emotional Labor
With the possible exception of Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch, very few of us have the luxury of being able to be completely and utterly ourselves all the time at work.
17 hours ago
Why The French Don’t Do Resolutions - Frenchly
One of the immense delights of living à la française when the New Year rolls around: Not making any resolutions. Once, I celebrated New Year’s Eve in San Francisco on a rooftop with a strange mix of college besties, acquaintances, and complete strangers.
17 hours ago
McAuliffe joins ex-DNC chairs backing Clinton campaign vet for party role - The Washington Post
Adam Parkhomenko, the co-founder of “Ready for Hillary” and a lifelong supporter of defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is being endorsed by three former chairmen of the Democratic National Committee for a role in the party’s leadership. Virginia Gov.
4 days ago
Why the OpenStack community voting process fails and how to fix it – ] [ stefano maffulli
Open source communities offer a lot of democratic participation. The idea that you contribute to a project and have a say in its governance is a powerful one.  When it doesn’t work, those same projects turn their backs on active contributors and discourage newcomers.
4 days ago
Why you should hire upstream first
Transforming a team to work on open source software is a complex task. Not particularly because of licensing or knowing the underlying technology a given community is using, but due to social and cultural barriers that can be difficult to overcome if everyone in the team is new to this environment.
4 days ago
Mapping Launchpad to StoryBoard
One of the crucial parts of any transition is understanding the differences between your old tools and new tools. It's also worth noting that StoryBoard was built with the knowledge of Launchpad's limitations, and so much of it was engineered to work around those issues.
4 days ago
Donald Trump's businesses owe $1.8bn to more than 150 different institutions, new study suggests | The Independent
Donald Trump’s companies are almost $1.8 billion in debt to more than 150 institutions, a new report has suggested – raising fresh questions about potential conflicts of interests when the Republican takes office in January.
4 days ago
France braces for coldest temperatures in five years - France 24
Temperatures in France on Tuesday are expected to drop to their lowest level in five years as officials and charities announced extraordinary measures in response to the winter cold.
4 days ago
Scaling Python is on its way | Julien Danjou
My day-to-day activities are still evolving around the Python programming language, as I continue working on the OpenStack project as part of my job at Red Hat. OpenStack is still the biggest Python project out there, and attract a lot of Python hackers.
4 days ago
Everything you need to know about the race to run the Democratic National Committee - The Washington Post
This past weekend, in Phoenix, the candidates for the Democratic National Committee's top jobs met for the first time. Nothing was resolved — and nothing will be until the last week of February — but plenty was learned about the state of the race. Who's running?
4 days ago
When They Came from Another World | by James Gleick | The New York Review of Books
What tense is this? I remember a conversation we’ll have when you’re in your junior year of high school. It’ll be Sunday morning, and I’ll be scrambling some eggs….
6 days ago
PBS’s ‘Victoria’ extravagantly portrays another young queen, but she’s a bit of a bore - The Washington Post
Young queens — think of them as a way to get your mind off old presidents. “Victoria,” premiering Sunday on PBS’s “Masterpiece,” stars Jenna Coleman as the teenager who in 1837 became England’s queen for the next six decades.
6 days ago
Intel’s quad-core “Skull Canyon” NUC is a workstation for the size-obsessed | Ars Technica
Every year when Intel refreshes its NUC mini PCs, it releases more models meant to cover a wider range of needs. There are cheap fanless NUCs, NUCs that can fit in full-size hard drives, and mainstream NUCs that are essentially little Ultrabooks inside boxes.
7 days ago
Netflix’s iBoy would face a heavy dose of smartphone upgrade cycle regret | TechCrunch
Netflix has a new original film arriving January 27 called ‘iBoy,’ which follows a regular teen who gets superpowers when smartphone components are embedded in his noggin after he gets beat up.
7 days ago
www.nytimes.com
January has brought several satisfying novels, including three noteworthy debuts by women writers, as well as some meaty nonfiction, including a book about American opposition to the country’s entry into the First World War; a new
7 days ago
How To Write A Great Mystery : NPR
Two modern-day mystery writers talk about how to create the perfect whodunit. Tana French, author of In The Woods and The Likeness, and Louis Bayard, author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye, weigh in on the most important elements page-turning thrillers. Copyright © 2008 NPR.
7 days ago
Taking the Mystery Out of How to Write a Mystery
If you saw the season-ending episode of Monk, do you remember the clue that helped catch the killer? Me, neither.
7 days ago
Hero's journey - Wikipedia
Campbell and other scholars, such as Erich Neumann, describe narratives of Gautama Buddha, Moses, and Christ in terms of the monomyth. Critics argue that the concept is too broad or general to be of much usefulness in comparative mythology.
7 days ago
25 Things You Need To Know About Writing Mysteries, By Susan Spann « terribleminds: chuck wendig
Mystery novels work a lot like any other genre, except that mystery writers murder their imaginary friends. To paraphrase the Hoover campaign promise, a mystery novel will deliver “a corpse in every pot.” (Mystery authors are twisted. We might as well get that straight from the outset.)
7 days ago
www.nytimes.com
One way for a chef to shift culinary gears — an extreme one, perhaps — is to sell his restaurant and open a new place.
7 days ago
The Nightcap | Tales of the Cocktail
Sam McGarry, owner of Nightcap in Edinburgh, shared this drink with us. He describes the drink as a tribute to all of those who have helped his career along the way: "I recently opened my own place, Nightcap, which was a big deal for me as I'm sure it is for most people who've done the same.
7 days ago
The Spy Who Wrote the Trump-Russia Memos: It Was "Hair-Raising" Stuff | Mother Jones
Last fall, a week before the election, I broke the story that a former Western counterintelligence official had sent memos to the FBI with troubling allegations related to Donald Trump.
7 days ago
Why Athens, Georgia Deserves a Spot on Your Getaway Bucket List
The rain is pouring down outside the Hi-Lo Lounge, but the night’s dreary weather only gives the crowd inside an excuse for another round.
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