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Getting Free Software into our users’ hands by https://is.gd/6rbqGH

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In KDE we cover a mix of platforms and form factors that make our technology very powerful. But how to reach so many different systems while maintaining high quality on all of them? We use different form factors nowadays, daily.

When moving, we need to be straight-forward; when focusing we want all functionality.

Together with QtQuick Controls, Kirigami offers ways for us to be flexible both in input types and screen sizes.

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Pick, un minimalista selector de color para Ubuntu, Elementary, Linux Mint y derivadas by https://is.gd/IcvzFn

Ya sea porque te dedicas al diseño o programación web, porque haces aplicaciones, o por cualquier otra razón, es muy común querer conocer averiguar el código del color en una imagen, web o donde sea.

Por este mismo motivo, hace algún tiempo implementé mi propia aplicación Dropper, un selector de color para Ubuntu.

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This tool, made by college students, will save you all that time you spend transcribing by https://is.gd/jmkQCN

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I’m taking notes. I’m going to figure out how to fix all of these things. But, no. One thing that I’ve always hated the most is when I’m like, I’m going to be so accurate, I’m going to use a recorder this time and get everything perfect. And then I’ve got to sit there and transcribe it.

It’s such a waste of time because you don’t even use most of the interview, right? So two guys from Dublin City University actually reached out to me a week ago and shared a tool they made for automatic transcription. It’s called Scribe.

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Unfiltered Technology Suggestions – January 2017

Ξ RASPBERRY PI Ξ

Ξ A Raspberry Pi-Powered, Alexa-Controlled Mirror

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Ξ Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects For Beginners

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Ξ BOTS AI VR Ξ

 

Ξ Montreal is Leading the AI World Takeover

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Ξ Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place

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Ξ Why IoT needs AI

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Ξ Law Hackers Weekly: Battle of The Bots 👾

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Ξ TECH ECONOMICS Ξ

 

Ξ The Inside Story of BitTorrent’s Bizarre Collapse

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Ξ LEGAL FACTS DIGITAL LAW Ξ

 

Ξ Number of New Patent Cases in the US Fell 25% Last Year,
Thanks in Part to the Demise of Software Patent Trolls

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The Feed Is Dying by Casey Johnston via nymag.com/selectall

The feed is dying. The reverse-chronological social media feed — the way you’ve read Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs (which is to say, the internet) at various points over the last decade, updates organized according to the time they were posted, refreshed at the top of the screen — no longer really makes sense. The unfiltered informational cascade that defined the internet of the 2010s is going the way of the front-page-style web portal: It’s an outdated way of processing online information. The way we consume social media is being transformed and tinkered with as Silicon Valley tries to wring as much engagement, attention, and money out of it as possible. The feed is dying, and we feel shocked by its death — but we shouldn’t.”….

The Feed Is Dying by Casey Johnston via nymag.com/selectall

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The TPP global trade treaty is very bad news for information security. Here’s why

TrueCrypt – Try it again! Waiting for CipherShed…

truecryptlogo_256TrueCrypt is safer than we thought! A specific audit tested TrueCrypt 7.1 unmantained through a complex verification process and the results are surprising.

First of all we have to consider that TrueCrypt is not mantained since 2014 and that its “natural” fork, VeraCrypt, is directly developed by Microsoft. For this simply reason many former TrueCrypt users prefer not to use VeraCrypt.

Secondly, the bugs revealed by the testers in TrueCrypt are less worrying than that discovered using its competitors solutions.

For this reason I decide to install TrueCrypt (that I use previously it was unmantained) on my Fedora 22 laptop.

To begin, I searched for a good repository and, at the end, I opted for that mantained by GRC. So I downloaded the TrueCrypt 7.1 archive from GRC that is still storing all the others TrueCrypt versions.

I decided to use the 7.1 version because it has more features than the last 7.2 version (the last known release of TrueCrypt). In any case I am monitoring the Swiss website and I wish that the CypherShed project will be completely developed soon.

After I extracted the file and moved it to a specific folder.

Last but not least I opened Terminal and typed:

sudo ./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x64

and the software was correctly installed into my Fedora 22 OS.

After some tests I can adfirm that TrueCrypt is still a good security solution not only for the above mentioned audit but also because it is really stable, flexible, full of useful features and simple to use.

To sum up: Try it… again!