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“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging | Ars Technica
George RR Martin's platform switch reminds us of an early blogging giant greatly changed.
web 
3 hours ago
Law courts in chaos as IT meltdown disrupts thousands of cases | Law | The Guardian
Embarrassment for MoJ as network repeatedly crashes across England and Wales
gov.uk 
3 hours ago
Ubuntu Core slims down, offers 10-year LTS support
Canonical released Ubuntu Core 18, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, bringing 10-year support to the embedded Linux platform. Other enhancements include a reduced attack surface and easier porting of Ubuntu apps.
ubuntu 
3 hours ago
Ubuntu Core doubles down on Internet of Things | ZDNet
Besides the cloud, Canonical is staking its Linux future on the Internet of Things with its new Ubuntu Core release.
ubuntu 
3 hours ago
Fearless esports racers blur lines between games and the real thing | Andy Bull | Sport | The Guardian
McLaren are investing in sim racing which, they think, could lead to an F1 champion in the next decade
f1 
3 hours ago
A bit of ruff: how Danny Dyer went from tinpot wideboy to TV treasure | Television & radio | The Guardian
Ten years ago the thought of Dyer fronting a show about the monarchy would have been laughable. Now it might just be the TV highlight of the spring
tv 
3 hours ago
Does Journalism Have a Future? | The New Yorker
In an era of social media and fake news, journalists who have survived the print plunge have new foes to face, Jill Lepore writes.
journalism 
7 hours ago
Do You Take This Robot … - The New York Times
Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?
tech 
7 hours ago
Companies press Brexit panic button in further blow to Theresa May | Business | The Guardian
P&O opts for Cypriot flag, Sony confirms HQ move and Pets at Home stockpiles cat food
eu 
7 hours ago
The WiFi Porter NFC puck connects you to Wi-Fi without a password - The Verge
Ten One Design has just announced the WiFi Porter, a small wooden NFC tag that lets your guests connect their phones to your Wi-Fi network without needing its SSID or password. Both iPhone and Android phones are supported.
mobile 
8 hours ago
Roland introduces $1,500 camera-mixing deck for pro live-streamers - The Verge
Roland’s VR-1HD is designed to help live-streamers, whether they’re broadcasting games, podcasts, or music, get the most out of their broadcast with professional-quality multicamera transitions and audio processing. It has a high price and a release date in Q2 2019.
tech 
8 hours ago
Installing Ubuntu Linux on Lenovo Miix 320 Hybrid Laptop | Mansoor’s Blog
Lenovo Miix 320 is a tiny convertible laptop that doesn’t put a hole in your wallet. It’s an amazing piece of hardware with one major flaw - It comes with Windows 10. But, worry not, I was able to successfully install and use Ubuntu 18.04 on this tiny laptop, and it is pretty neat.
ubuntu 
9 hours ago
Dog poop bags are a menace. But what's the green alternative? | Society | The Guardian
Trying to eliminate plastic from her life, Jemima Kiss hit a snag with cleaning up dog waste, so she dug for a solution
enviroment 
9 hours ago
Why are we relying on tech overlords like Microsoft for affordable housing? | Shaun Scott | Opinion | The Guardian
Microsoft is pledging $500m for housing in Seattle, but that plan isn’t as generous as it looks
tech  housing 
10 hours ago
National Portrait Gallery to face new direction with revamp | Art and design | The Guardian
Redeveloped entrance will point towards Soho, despite wishes of a Victorian donor
london 
10 hours ago
Somethings didn’t run quite as smoothly as I would have liked Dan Barrett, but as organisers we…
Somethings didn’t run quite as smoothly as I would have liked Dan Barrett, but as organisers we tried our darnedest to make sure that it didn’t impact the attendees. Like; When we spoke in the pub…
ukgc19 
12 hours ago
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour review at Arena Birmingham
Strictly’s slick live show – featuring Stacey Dooley, Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer – delivers impressive technical feats and a warm fuzzy feeling
bbc 
13 hours ago
Ikea teams up with Sonos on Symfonisk speakers this August
A partnership between Ikea and Sonos, launching in August, is a glimpse at the Swedish giant’s plans to design and sell more technology.
design 
13 hours ago
Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite vie for glory with 10 nominations each | Film | The Guardian
Alfonso Cuarón’s 70s-set drama and the Olivia Colman period comedy head list of nominees, with A Star Is Born and Vice each on eight
film 
13 hours ago
DB Cargo signs agreement for 100 multisystem locomotives
European railway cargo carrier DB Cargo has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for 100 multisystem locomotives.
rail 
14 hours ago
Adam Moss bids farewell to New York magazine – but he's not done playing yet | US news | The Guardian
Moss, who is stepping down after 15 years as editor, reflects on the ‘child-like wonder’ of journalism, publishing against the grain and, of course, Trump
journalism 
15 hours ago
Question Time is broken – here are five ways to fix it | News | The Guardian
We live in serious times, yet the BBC’s flagship political debate show is filled with whooping mobs looking for confrontation. This is what needs to be done
bbc 
15 hours ago
The Dandy Warhols: how we made Bohemian Like You | Music | The Guardian
‘It was our wildest recording session ever. People were playing strip poker, wrestling and diving on top of each other as a heater shot out jets of fire’
music 
15 hours ago
France and Germany renew postwar vows of friendship | World news | The Guardian
Macron and Merkel sign update to 1963 Élysée treaty in effort to mitigate populist party gains
europe  germany  france 
15 hours ago
Sports Direct deal saves four House of Fraser stores | Business | The Guardian
Agreement with shopping centre firm giant saves 1,000 jobs across four stores, sportswear chain says
shopping 
15 hours ago
The new elite’s phoney crusade to save the world – without changing anything | News | The Guardian
The long read: Today’s titans of tech and finance want to solve the world’s problems, as long as the solutions never, ever threaten their own wealth and power
15 hours ago
Labour MPs Lammy and Phillipson side with Lib Dems on people's vote | Politics | The Guardian
Pair defend working with critics of party leader, saying it is not a party political issue
eu 
15 hours ago
Brexit 'will cost civil service £74m a year in staff turnover' | Politics | The Guardian
Report reveals impact of Brexit on staff, expertise and other projects including HS2
eu 
15 hours ago
No-deal Brexit would mean hard Irish border, EU confirms | Politics | The Guardian
Spokesman says it is ‘pretty obvious’ border controls would be needed under no deal
eu 
15 hours ago
May claims EU second referendum would threaten 'social cohesion' | Politics | The Guardian
PM faces a looming revolt over a no-deal Brexit as Corbyn criticises her talks as ‘PR sham’
eu 
18 hours ago
Extreme sex OCD: Pure, the TV drama that's set to smash taboos | Television & radio | The Guardian
The protagonist of this darkly funny new series is plagued by incessant sexual thoughts. We meet the woman whose extraordinary story it is based on
tv 
18 hours ago
A Guide To The New Field Of Software Politics – Fast Company – Medium
Software is politics. I wrote that back in 2016, arguing that the digital services we all rely on should not just be designed for ease of use–they also need to be understandable, accountable, and…
web  data 
18 hours ago
IF
IF is a technology studio, specialising in ethical and practical uses of data
web 
18 hours ago
Terms of Service; Didn't Read
Terms of Service; Didn't Read (ToS;DR) is an active project to fix the biggest lie on the web. We help you understand the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of websites.
web 
18 hours ago
ITV could sell South Bank studios for £150 million - TVBEurope
CEO Carolyn McCall confirmed plans to sell the site in 2018
tv 
19 hours ago
Brexit brinkmanship: a game theory expert on where Jeremy Corybn and Theresa May go from here
Corbyn says he won't talk to the prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table. But will his gamble deliver the election he wants?
fu 
19 hours ago
Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife
Turning street lights off at midnight could save money, energy and help nocturnal ecosystems thrive.
science 
19 hours ago
The hidden costs of online shopping – for customers and retailers
There's a time cost and a risk of overspending for customers. For retailers, returns can be a massive headache.
web 
19 hours ago
Google and Facebook: the real reason they should be broken up is China
Monopolies are bad for innovation and dismantling them would help the US economy compete.
web  google 
19 hours ago
Biased algorithms: here's a more radical approach to creating fairness
An ethicist on why fixing algorithms may not be the best response to algorithmic bias.
science 
19 hours ago
The Other Two: could this be 2019's funniest new TV show? | Television & radio | The Guardian
The rise of a Justin Bieber-esque star has unexpected consequences for his two less successful siblings in this hilarious new series
tv 
20 hours ago
Brexit is a mess – what would Yes Minister’s Sir Humphrey do? | Jonathan Lynn | Opinion | The Guardian
I emailed my old friend and asked what he would do if he were still head of the civil service. Here is his reply, says Jonathan Lynn, co-creator and co-writer of Yes Minister
eu 
20 hours ago
Conversation data offers trove of insights despite challenges | Info | The Guardian
Analysis of the Voice Lab’s first project was fruitful but there is more to learn about how people discover the app
guardian  mobile 
yesterday
Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog | Technology | The Guardian
CNIL found that company failed to offer users transparent information on data use
google 
yesterday
No-deal Brexit is a Dad’s Army parody and I refuse to stockpile | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian
Beyond the stubbornness and the myths, a bald fact remains: there are enough wise heads in parliament to see off disaster, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee
eu 
yesterday
HMD was developing a Nokia tablet and smartwatch, but cancelled it | Nokiamob
When HMD took the Nokia brand under its own, he licensed the popular name to use it on mobile phones and tablets. While there is still place for Nokia mobile phones on the market, space for Nokia tablet is a little bit tight.
nokia 
yesterday
Simon Mayo joins new classical radio station after BBC exit | Media | The Guardian
Ex-Radio 2 presenter becomes latest to move to commercial rival with launch of Scala Radio
bbc 
yesterday
Snap up your development – Tools for making the snap trek easier | Snapcraft
Software development is what happens in between users and bug reports. Niccolo Machiavelli In an ideal world, developers would be able to create new applications without any errors, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, errors, warnings and bugs are an inseparable part of the process. Sometimes, these problems are caused or magnifie […]
ubuntu 
yesterday
GNOME's New GTK Theme is Ready for Testing - OMG! Ubuntu!
Cast your minds back to December and, amid all the baubles and wrapping paper, you may recall us sharing some screenshots of a refreshed version of the
ubuntu 
yesterday
Ubuntu's Icon Theme Now Extends to Branded & Third-Party Apps - OMG! Ubuntu!
The single biggest issue I have with the Suru icon theme Ubuntu 18.10 debuted with was the lack of consistency. Shipping an icon set with a uniform shape
ubuntu 
yesterday
Where eagles snap – snap security overview | Ubuntu blog
Quite often, security and functionality are two opposing forces. Vendors are trapped in a zero-sum game between providing their users as much freedom in the software they use and limiting said freedom to create tightly controlled and…
ubuntu 
yesterday
Weeknotes #6 – Web of Weeknotes
What a week. I’m still on an absolute high from GovCamp and can’t explain how much happiness is in my heart right now. I actually can’t stop smiling and it’s all down to the incredible community that…
ukgc19 
yesterday
The Chris Evans breakfast show – all hail the radio leader of the planet! | Television & radio | The Guardian
Evans wants to entertain ‘100% of the world’, though his new Virgin show is a blokey riot of badly disguised ads. Still, at least two of his pals bought new cars to listen live
radio 
yesterday
'Nobody works harder': insiders recall Kamala Harris's meteoric rise | US news | The Guardian
Longtime California colleagues, friends, and political rivals tell of an unmatched ambition that could take her to the White House
politics  us 
yesterday
Testing Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian Edition, openSUSE Leap and more Linux distributions on my new laptop | ZDNet
Loading a new set of different Linux distributions on my new laptop. Here's what I found.
ubuntu 
yesterday
Top 5 Linux Server Distributions | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
Ah, the age-old question: Which Linux distribution is best suited for servers? Typically, when this question is asked, the standard responses pop up: RHEL SUSE Ubuntu Server Debian CentOS
linux 
yesterday
Battlefield moon: how China plans to win the lunar space race | Science | The Guardian
Successful Chang’e 4 mission reveals nation’s ambitious attempts to thwart its rivals
space 
yesterday
Kamala Harris officially enters US presidential race | US news | The Guardian
Democratic senator portrays herself as a fighter for justice and equality as she enters crowded field of candidates vying to take on Trump in 2020 election
politics  us 
yesterday
Theresa May's Brexit 'plan B' rejected by Europe | London Evening Standard
Theresa May’s Plan B was bluntly ruled out by European leaders today just hours before she stood up to announce it to MPs. Dublin delivered a firm “No” to Downing Street’s latest bid to go back to Brussels and ask for concessions on the backstop.
eu 
yesterday
UK warehouse space nears capacity as firms stockpile for Brexit | Politics | The Guardian
Three-quarters of warehouse owners say they have no space as inquiries soar by up to 25%
eu 
yesterday
Britain has led a charmed political life. But there is a price to pay for complacency | Fintan O’Toole | Opinion | The Guardian
The recklessness of the Brexiters has unsettled their own country, bringing discord and instability to a once stable democracy
eu 
yesterday
A Short History of Brexit by Kevin O’Rourke review – a devastating account | Books | The Guardian
After Theresa May’s historic defeat, what next for Brexit? The past, imagined and real, offers fascinating answers
eu 
yesterday
It was never about Europe. Brexit is Britain’s reckoning with itself | Fintan O’Toole | Opinion | The Guardian
Brexit is the vehicle by which a fractured state has come to realise that its politics are no longer fit for purpose, says author Fintan O’Toole
eu 
yesterday
Fresh Snaps from December 2018 | Ubuntu blog
Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) during December 2018. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. travis Travis CI Developers!…
ubuntu 
yesterday
Nokia 6.2 (2019) Plus Specifications, Price (in India), Release Date, Photos | Nokiapoweruser
On this dedicated page, we have Nokia 6.2 (Nokia 6 2019)Full Specifications, Price, Price in India, Release Date, Gallery, variants
nokia 
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