Question: What is cooler than a giant robot with dangerous weapons?
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Question: What is cooler than a giant robot with dangerous weapons?

or pure awesomeness you can’t beat the idea of giant robots with titanic weapons trying to destroy each other. While such scenarios are way cool in blockbuster movies, giant robots battling it out in the real world takes the geek...

07/06/15

Turning Windows users into Linux users with MakuluLinux Aero
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Turning Windows users into Linux users with MakuluLinux Aero

The problem for many users is that most Linux distros pose a steep learning curve simply because they’re habituated to the way Windows looks and feels and most distros don’t look or feel anything like Windows. If this is the kind of...

07/01/15

QNAP's TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS ... wow.
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QNAP's TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS ... wow.

The Network Attached Storage market has never been hotter and when you look at the latest crop of NAS products you can see that all of the vendors are really upping their games. I’ve recently been testing an excellent example from...

06/29/15

Curb: Home power monitoring comes of age
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Curb: Home power monitoring comes of age

I just received my electricity bill and, to my annoyance (and horror) the bill is just over $100 more than the previous month! I have mostly LED lighting and lots of home automation controlling everything possible and I seem to...

06/22/15

7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system

7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system

Here is a selection of basic command line tools that will make your exploration and optimization in Linux easier.

06/18/15

How to install Debian Linux 8.1 in a VirtualBox VM

How to install Debian Linux 8.1 in a VirtualBox VM

There are so many Linux distros available now that it’s hard to choose the one that will be the best for your purposes, but unless you’re looking for something with a specialized focus, Debian Linux has to be one of the best.

06/18/15

FCC to AT&T: “Unlimited means unlimited”
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FCC to AT&T: “Unlimited means unlimited”

AT&T to pay a $100 million fine for abusing the dictionary

06/17/15

Baseball, hacking, and security
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Baseball, hacking, and security

What is the probability of a baseball player hitting a home run? 9.43%, at best. What are the chance your organization being hacked? For most of you, damn nearly 100%.

06/16/15

The Linux AIO project: All of a distro's desktops in one ISO
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The Linux AIO project: All of a distro's desktops in one ISO

Linux AIO combines all of the desktop environments available for each distro and wraps them up in a disk image for a “live” system

06/15/15

Gearhead Toolbox: A tool for ripping video and audio from online hosting sites
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Gearhead Toolbox: A tool for ripping video and audio from online hosting sites

If you’ve been looking for a tool that can rip videos and you’re not a tech n00b then check out youttube-dl, a command line program written in Python that’s free and open source.

06/13/15

Ten hot Web developer tools that will make your life easier
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Ten hot Web developer tools that will make your life easier

You can never have too many tools (though our wives might disagree when it comes to the garage). At least digital tools don't take up space so here's ten more to add to your toolbox ...

06/06/15

VisibleThread Clarity Grader: Improving your online content
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VisibleThread Clarity Grader: Improving your online content

Good content means better user engagement but without tools to help you, polishing the text on a large site for maximum impact can be a nightmare: VisibleThread Clarity Grade may be your best bet

06/06/15

Tools for downloading Web sites for OS X, Linux, and Windows

Tools for downloading Web sites for OS X, Linux, and Windows

Got a big Web download job? You 'll need the right tools and HTTrack and SiteSucker are two of the best available. And they're free.

06/05/15

Projectplace: Outstanding project management
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Projectplace: Outstanding project management

Combining Kanban, Gantt, document management, online meetings, and social, Projectplace is what you'll want to use for your next major project

05/28/15

Kan you do Kanban? Yes, you kan with Kanboard (and it's FOSS!)
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Kan you do Kanban? Yes, you kan with Kanboard (and it's FOSS!)

Kanboard is a free, open source Kanban system that's outstanding in both it’s simplicity to set up and use and in its depth of features.

05/25/15

Open HUB: How to find the best open source projects
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Open HUB: How to find the best open source projects

Open HUB lets you search, slice, dice, and compare tens of thousands of open source projects so you can identify those worth checking out

05/24/15

Suhosin: How to harden your PHP web application
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Suhosin: How to harden your PHP web application

The lure of PHP is that it's easy to learn, easy to develop with, and flexible (though not every one thinks PHP is a good idea). On the other hand, as with all programming languages, PHP has security issues so poor coding practices...

05/22/15

Trello: A great way to get organized
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Trello: A great way to get organized

Unless you’re an unusually well-organized person one of the things you aren’t is really organized. In general, it’s hard getting your act together and one of the most powerful ways to overcome your laziness and cavalier attitude...

05/15/15

Big Data and Intelligence: Minimizing or preventing violence against citizens and the destruction of property
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Big Data and Intelligence: Minimizing or preventing violence against citizens and the destruction of property

The Social Analysis and Intelligence Group, SAIG, uses Big Data and sentiment analysis to inform decision-makers about trending social behaviors, with a focus on those behaviors that lead to civil unrest and violence.

05/15/15

How low can we go? Introducing the $9 Linux computer!
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How low can we go? Introducing the $9 Linux computer!

With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B priced at $35 and it’s predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Model B+, having recently had its price dropped to $25 you might have thought a cheaper computer of equal capabilities would be hard...

05/15/15

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