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Wendy's to rebuild at Prince Avenue site damaged in February blaze
The Wendy’s fast-food restaurant at the corner of Prince Avenue and Finley streets in the edge of downtown Athens, vacant since a February fire that gutted the building, will be rising from the ashes as a new Wendy’s.
athens 
3 hours ago
An End-of-Summer Italian Al Fresco Dinner
Late August is my favorite time of year: just cool enough to eat outside without dripping sweat into your food, but still the season for excellent produce.
recipes 
3 hours ago
OpenStack users share how their deployments stack up
Some of OpenStack’s founding projects -- including Nova, Keystone, Glance, Horizon and Cinder -- continue to be the most popular. That may be changing, however.
openstack 
3 hours ago
Ars talks with Matt Damon on being astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian
We’re going to stay away from any major spoilers in this story until a small one in the very last section, so stop reading there if you haven’t read the book! To get this out of the way right up front: we’re excited about the upcoming October release of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.
movies 
3 hours ago
Walmart to End Sales of Assault-Style Rifles in U.S. Stores
Walmart said on Wednesday that it would no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores in the United States. The decision followed years of public pressure on the retailer to stop selling some of the most lethal weapons associated with many of the nation’s mass shootings.
politics 
3 hours ago
Manage content from everywhere with feedly Mini
Beyond being your personal work newsfeed, feedly is a powerful tool that can help you share great articles to social media, save content you want to read later, and organize stories with Collections and tags. With feedly Mini, you can do all of this outside your feedly page as well!
reading  rss 
3 hours ago
'The Third Man' as fresh as it was decades ago
Though the character doesn’t show up until well into the film’s running time, Orson Welles’ entrance as the elusive Harry Lime in “The Third Man” is one of the most iconic in film history.
movies 
3 hours ago
Tourist Unclear On Concept Of Wild Animals Demands Yellowstone Provide Better Bears
Remember the last time you went on vacation and were disappointed by the fact that your hotel room faced the parking garage? At least you’re not this sad, sad tourist who planned a trip to Yellowstone and saw absolutely no bears.
weird 
3 hours ago
Up Your Black Tea Game Beyond English Breakfast
Close your eyes and think of tea, and unless you're of East Asian descent, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is a brew that looks like the photo above. Sure, green tea may be top dog in China, Japan, and Korea, but over in the West, black tea is the clear winner.
drinks 
3 hours ago
Why I gave in and got a Marriott card
Yesterday, I did something that I rarely do: I got a credit card for a program that I never use, the Chase Marriott card. The 80,000 point bonus (which ends at the end of August) was simply too good and the value from the card was way higher than the $85 fee.
travel 
3 hours ago
How not to use dbus (in cars or anywhere else)
How not to use dbus (in cars or anywhere else) Colin Walters walters at verbum.orgMon Aug 24 08:03:25 PDT 2015 Previous message: dbus noob questions Next message: How not to use dbus (in cars or anywhere else) Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] http://illmatics.
security 
3 hours ago
On One Paris Street, Shopkeepers Specialize in Only One Kind of Thing
For this series, T celebrates shops around the world that sell just a single kind of product. “The sense of neighborhood has gone, never to return,” the American art critic John Russell wailed in “Paris,” his classic 1975 study of the City of Light.
paris 
3 hours ago
Butler Built: Students & Craftsmen
Recently we got to talk to the guys behind Butler Built and hear from Adam Tenny and Everett Butler on how they have been able to somehow start a small business all while being in school. We say this a lot, but it blows our mind how tenacious, driven, and talented the “next generation” is.
athens 
3 hours ago
Apple Is About To Lay Down Its TV Cards
Some of us have been waiting for Apple to drop its proverbial hammer on television for what seems like forever.
apple 
3 hours ago
Intel open sources Stephen Hawking's speech system
Intel has announced the release Stephen Hawking's speech system as open source, encouraging innovation and improvements that could open up the technology to people with physical disabilities throughout the world.
opensource 
3 hours ago
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Writing Screenplay Together
LOS ANGELES – Lucy and Ethel. Laverne and Shirley. Poehler and Fey. And now … Jennifer and Amy? On Wednesday, Jennifer Lawrence met with a reporter here to discuss her final turn as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” arriving in theaters on Nov. 20.
movies 
3 hours ago
Another look at Hemingway's Paris ~ Invisible Paris
Ernest Hemingway left an impression on Paris unlike any other writer working in the English language, to the point where his mark has almost become pollution.
paris 
3 hours ago
How The Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive
Recently, Bic launched a campaign to “save handwriting.” Named “Fight for Your Write,” it includes a pledge to “encourage the act of handwriting” in the pledge-taker’s home and community, and emphasizes putting more of the company’s ballpoints into classrooms.
language 
3 hours ago
Tesla’s Model S P85D Just Broke Consumer Reports’ Ratings System, Scoring 103 Out Of 100
Well, this is something you don’t see every day. According to a new report out of Consumer Reports, the Tesla Model S P85D,  all-wheel-drive electric sedan, performed “better in our tests than any other car ever has, earning a perfect road-test score.”
cars 
3 hours ago
Why does Apple's Lightning to HDMI adapter have an ARM computer inside?
Panic Software, purveyor of Mac OS X applications, was curious why Apple's $49 Lightning Digital AV adapter wasn't performing very well. The picture quality was lacking, displaying odd video artifacts and failing to output full 1080p video. So Panic cracked open the case, and what should it find...
apple 
3 hours ago
Bridging the OpenStack Skills Gap
Earlier this year, a survey of 3,000 IT decision makers found that one-third were deploying private clouds to enhance enterprise operations. Half were using OpenStack as the underlying platform, with 65 percent agreeing that OpenStack is ready to handle mission-critical workloads.
openstack 
3 hours ago
The Five Stages of Open Source Volunteering
Published as FAU Technical Report CS-2014-01. Today’s software systems build on open source software. Thus, we need to understand how to successfully create, nurture, and mature the software development communities of these open source projects.
opensource 
3 hours ago
NYC Taxis Are Testing An Uber-Like App Called Arro
The battle between yellow cabs and Uber cars is about heat up. According to Crains New York, a new app called Arro is being beta tested among 7,000 yellow and green taxis in the NYC area, allowing potential passengers to e-hail a regular cab instead of an Uber.
transportation 
3 hours ago
Construction begins to repair Athens century-old county courthouse
Scaffolding will soon rise up around the outside of the county courthouse. Fences were installed around the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse on Friday, marking the beginning of a $661,800 project to replace the decorative cornices that line the roof of the building.
athens 
3 hours ago
The Low Down on IRS status for Free and Open Source Software Nonprofits in the US
Karen Sandlerhttp://lca2015.linux.org.au/schedule/...There has been a lot of recent press over some denials of tax exemption for US based nonprofits, while other organizations have recently been approved. Karen will discuss the tax situation in the US for free and open source software organizations.
openstack  opensource 
3 hours ago
Lomo al Trapo: The Colombian Technique That Will Change the Way You Grill Beef
Remember that scene at the end of Ghostbusters when the boys in gray crack Sigourney Weaver out of the petrified remains of the ghost dog Zuul? Picture that scene at your next dinner
cooking 
3 hours ago
Conway’s Corollary
Conway’s Law states: organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations I’ve always read this as an accusation: we are doomed to recreate the structure of our organizations in the structure of software
openstack  design 
3 hours ago
The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined
“Grandpa is getting pretty old. Out there all alone on that farm, he has no one to look in on him, just to see if he’s ok. He’ll use the landline, but he’s beyond of the range of mobile, and he’s never been really great with computers. No Skype or emails. Grandpa does have internet.
education 
3 hours ago
The Widening World of Hand-Picked Truths
Nearly half a century ago, in what passed as outrage in pre-Internet times, people across the country became incensed by the latest edition of Time magazine. In place of the familiar portrait of a world leader — Indira Gandhi, Lyndon B.
science  culture  religion 
3 hours ago
In-Flight Wi-Fi Prices Jump as Demand Surges
During a Tuesday-morning flight in April from Los Angeles to New York, Christine Lu’s smartphone web browser loaded an unpleasant surprise: Gogo, the in-flight Wi-Fi provider, wanted to charge her $27 to use its service during the five-and-a-half-hour trip.
travel 
3 hours ago
Takeaways from OpenStack’s Mid-Cycle Ops Meetup, Liberty edition
PALO ALTO, CA. -- We've had a fantastic couple of days at the OpenStack Operators Mid-Cycle Meeting. Two hundred operators, users, and developers came together to discuss how they're deploying and maintaining their OpenStack clusters.
openstack 
3 hours ago
So What?
On an old episode of Saturday Night Live, LeBron James stands behind a podium. “I was the youngest player in the NBA to score 1,000 points in one season,” he says. He’s about to be upstaged. Kristin Wiig pops up in front of him, twirling her hair.
language 
3 hours ago
New report: Solyndra executives lied to DOE officials to get loans
In a few short years, Solyndra went from a promising US-based manufacturer of high-tech solar panels to a bankrupt political football. The company received substantial loans from the Department of Energy during the financial stimulus that followed Obama's election.
politics  energy 
3 hours ago
Bill Bryson Fears Humans More Than Bears
Park rangers along the Appalachian Trail are preparing for a huge influx of visitors, thanks to the release of ‘‘A Walk in the Woods,’’ the movie based on your book about trying to hike the whole thing.
humor 
3 hours ago
Review: The Martian should make a great movie...
Do you have a fear of abandonment? Enclosed spaces? The outdoors? Are you terrified by the prospect of death? Well, Andy Weir’s The Martian likely isn’t for you.
books 
3 hours ago
EMC and Intel clash over OpenStack’s future direction
Mountain View: The future direction of OpenStack is sparking debate among the platform's community of developers and users, with some prominent figures warning that it needs greater standardisation and to play to its own strengths instead of trying to compete against better established cloud compu
openstack 
3 hours ago
Final(ish) Notes on Hugos and Puppies, 2015 Edition
(Warning: Hugo neepery, possibly the last of the season. Avoid if you don’t care.
scifi 
3 hours ago
OpenStack Continues to Push Cloud Integration Vision
At the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, the head of the OpenStack Foundation announces new nonprofit status and developer initiatives.
openstack 
3 hours ago
A Project to Guarantee Better Security for Open-Source Projects
With many open-source projects built on top of others, a security weakness in a common piece of infrastructure can have far-reaching consequences. As OpenSSL's Heartbleed security hole demonstrated, these vulnerabilities can appear in even the most trusted packages.
security 
3 hours ago
Angry, drunk and unemployed German wasps are invading Essex
Europeans are used to drunk, angry Britons rampaging across their continent, but now the tables have been turned. Swarms of inebriated and "extra bold" German Wasps are causing problems in parts of the UK, apparently interrupting picnics and barbecues and stinging people for no reason.
weird 
3 hours ago
Why Russia Is So Afraid of French Cheese
One face of Vladimir Putin's brave new Russia is a man called Nikolai. We don't know his last name, but we know he lives in Vladivostok. And we know that after having a few drinks on the evening of August 16, he called the cops to rat on his neighbors for cooking illegally imported goose meat.
food 
3 hours ago
OpenStack Common Culture
We are 5 years into the OpenStack ride (and 3 years into the OpenStack Foundation ride), and the challenges for our community are evolving. In this article I want to talk about what I consider the most significant threat for our open source community today: the loss of our common culture.
openstack 
2 days ago
The Club
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travel 
2 days ago
Ars talks with Matt Damon on being astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian
We’re going to stay away from any major spoilers in this story until a small one in the very last section, so stop reading there if you haven’t read the book! To get this out of the way right up front: we’re excited about the upcoming October release of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.
movies 
2 days ago
Why Gogo's Infuriatingly Expensive, Slow Internet Still Owns the Skies
In the fall of 2008, Louis C.K. was a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and delivered a soon-to-be-viral rant called “Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy.” It was about how we live in a time of mind-blowing technological achievement, and all we do is complain about it.
travel 
2 days ago
Facebook Is Adding A Personal Assistant Called “M” To Your Messenger App
We’d been hearing rumblings that Facebook was working on an “assistant” within Messenger (along with others), but today we’ve gotten the details that pull it all together. This puts the company squarely in competition with Apple, Google and Microsoft in the digital personal assistant space.
facebook 
2 days ago
OpenStack Silicon Valley zeroes in on containers
OpenStack Silicon Valley (OpenStackSV) returned to the Computer History Museum this week for a two-day conference with 700 attendees filling the sessions and grokking the event's non-official theme: containers.
openstack 
2 days ago
The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined
“Grandpa is getting pretty old. Out there all alone on that farm, he has no one to look in on him, just to see if he’s ok. He’ll use the landline, but he’s beyond of the range of mobile, and he’s never been really great with computers. No Skype or emails. Grandpa does have internet.
education 
2 days ago
Where to Eat at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
It can be hard to find something good to eat at the airport, especially if you don't have a lot of time to search around. But, if you do some searching, you can find a few gems if you know where to go.
travel 
2 days ago
The Club
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travel 
2 days ago
Verizon enters the connected car space with Hum
Verizon has just announced that its telematics device, now called Hum, is ready for the road. Hum was originally called Verizon Vehicle and was announced back in January. It consists of two devices: an OBD2 reader and a speaker that you clip onto your sun visor.
verizon 
2 days ago
The Club
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travel 
2 days ago
LG Made A Full-Size Keyboard For Mobiles That Folds Into A Stick To Fit In Your Bag
If you ever wanted to stuff a full-size keyboard inside your (big) pockets or bag, then LG’s got your back with its newest product. The Korean company has just unveiled a full-sized QWERTY keyboard for smartphones and tablets that rolls up into a stick for storage and portability.
mobile  gadget 
2 days ago
Buzz Aldrin Joins University, Forming 'Master Plan' for Mars
MELBOURNE, Fla. — Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years.
space 
2 days ago
Should police have the capability to take control of driverless cars?
Driverless cars might be the norm some day—sooner than we think. So it's never too early to consider futuristic scenarios of a driverless car world.
security 
2 days ago
Bernie Sanders’s Support: Even More Unequal Than U.S. Incomes
The supporters of Bernie Sanders keep telling me that I’m wrong about their coalition, which I’ve written is too narrow to succeed. At this rate, Mr. Sanders doesn’t have nearly enough support among moderate, nonwhite and Southern voters to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
politics 
2 days ago
The Club
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travel 
2 days ago
Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own
WASHINGTON — Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions tend to be brisk, efficient and dutiful.
politics 
2 days ago
Bernie Sanders’s Success in Attracting Small Donors Tests Importance of ‘Super PACs’
WASHINGTON — Donna Mae Litowitz, a Miami Beach retiree, likes Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont so much that three months ago she sent his presidential campaign $10,000.
politics 
3 days ago
Contributors, Colleagues, Clients & Customers: Sustaining Open Source Communities (Keynote)
Description When it comes to open source software, what do you want to be doing? Do you want an occasional hobby where you can have fun contributing back to the community? Have a significant impact on the world by being able to commit full time to growing the available pool of free & open s
opensource 
3 days ago
As UGA Grows, So Do Neighborhood Parking Woes
You can’t park on the street in some parts of Athens unless you live there. Or you know someone who lives there. And you pay.
athens 
3 days ago
Learning to code, teaching to cook
Tonight I’m giving a lightning talk at PyLadiesATL called “Five Things I Learned at PyOhio”, and I wanted to share it here in case you weren’t able to make the meeting, or are curious about what I covered!
python 
3 days ago
“Desksourcing” Is A New Labor Market Concept In The Mobile-First World
I’ve always been fascinated by how labor markets work. People are the foundation for how things get done. How we organize across and within companies impacts both creativity and efficiency. The first big labor market shift in my lifetime that I can remember was outsourcing.
economics 
3 days ago
What Is It With Donald Trump?
Leader. Decisive. Successful. Brave. Committed. True American. That’s how voters described Donald Trump in a focus group moderated by Frank Luntz on Monday night. Twenty-nine men and women from the Washington, D.C.
politics 
3 days ago
How security flaws work: The buffer overflow
The buffer overflow has long been a feature of the computer security landscape. In fact the first self-propagating Internet worm—1988's Morris Worm—used a buffer overflow in the Unix finger daemon to spread from machine to machine.
security 
3 days ago
Hacking DefCon 23’s IoT Village Samsung fridge
As well as running the Hacking You Fat: The FitBit Aria workshop at DefCon 23’s IoT Village this year (more on that later) we also thought we’d take on their big fridge challenge: “Can you own our #IoT #Samsung - RF28HMELBSR fridge ::] @_defcon_”.
security 
3 days ago
Book Sale Raises $21,000 for the ACC Library
Last week, the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library hosted their summer Friends’ Book Sale. The purpose of the sale is to raise money for the library, and this summer our goal was $12,000. Most books sold for 50 cents–$2, so that means we needed to sell a lot of books to reach our goal.
athens 
3 days ago
Whatever Happened to the Singles Bar?
In 1903 the Wright Brothers out of Dayton, Ohio built the world’s first successful airplane. By 1965, 20 percent of Americans had flown commercially and tens of thousands of stewardesses were stationed in urban hubs like San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
history 
3 days ago
PyLadies ⚡ lightning talk ⚡ PyOhio
Tonight I’m giving a lightning talk at PyLadiesATL called “Five Things I Learned at PyOhio”, and I wanted to share it here in case you weren’t able to make the meeting, or are curious about what I covered!
python 
3 days ago
JJ Abrams: Darth Vader could be 'martyr' figure in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
JJ Abrams has hinted that Darth Vader could be a “martyr” figure who inspires a new generation of evil in the upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.
starwars 
3 days ago
Server hijinks: Setting up your own VPN on OS X
In the midst of my many travels, I decided it would, of course, be the perfect time to do some maintenance on my home server.
sysadmin 
3 days ago
Warmer winters boost Europe's wild boar
Wild boar populations in Europe are getting out of control - and scientists are blaming climate change.
europe 
4 days ago
Views From Israel on the Iran Deal
The lobbying against the Iran deal continues.
politics 
4 days ago
Republican Assault on Trump May Only Make Him Stronger
Last night's debate was the funniest political program in our nation's history. Nothing really comes close. There have been moments, obviously. Bush ducking a shoe.
politics 
4 days ago
Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters
Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Since 1953, to be nominated for a Hugo Award, among the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing, has been a dream come true for authors who love time travel, extraterrestrials and tales of the imagined future.
scifi 
4 days ago
Software Developers’ Perceptions of Productivity
André N. Meyer, Thomas Fritz, Gail C. Murphy, and Thomas ZimmermannNovember 2014 The better the software development community becomes at creating software, the more software the world seems to demand.
productivity 
4 days ago
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