Ibase’s fanless “SI-642-N” runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on an 8th Gen U-series CPU and offers dual 4K displays, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, and 3x M.2 slots. We’re having a bit of a “Groundhog Day” moment here as we’re reading the specs of Ibase’s new SI-642-N signage player. The feature set is very […]
Source: LXer – Whiskey Lake signage system has four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that U.S. health officials are keeping an eye on a new strain of flu carried by pigs in China that has characteristics of the 2009 H1N1 virus and 1918 pandemic flu. The virus, which scientists are calling “G4 EA H1N1,” has not yet been shown to infect humans but it is exhibiting “reassortment capabilities,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during a hearing.
“In other words, when you get a brand new virus that turns out to be a pandemic virus it’s either due to mutations and/or the reassortment or exchanges of genes,” he told lawmakers. “And they’re seeing virus in swine, in pigs now, that have characteristics of the 2009 H1N1, of the original 1918, which many of our flu viruses have remnants of that in it, as well as segments from other hosts, like swine.” Fauci said Tuesday there’s always “the possibility that you might have another swine flu-type outbreak as we had in 2009.” “It’s something that still is in the stage of examination,” he said. It’s not “an immediate threat where you’re seeing infections, but it’s something we need to keep our eye on, just the way we did in 2009 with the emergence of the swine flu.”
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Source: Slashdot – Dr. Anthony Fauci Says New Virus In China Has Traits of 2009 Swine Flu, 1918 Pandemic Flu
Another luxury electric car maker is taking drastic action in light of financial trouble. Chinese firm Byton has told The Detroit Bureau and The Verge that it’s stopping operations for “at least” six months due to financial struggles exacerbated by t…
Source: Engadget – EV maker Byton halts operations for six months amid financial woes
Managing a static web site deployment is a great way to enter the world of Ansible and automated, reproducible infrastructure. In this article, I’ll walk you through deploying a simple web site on NGINX by using Ansible.
Source: LXer – Deploying a static website with Ansible
Here are five great tips and tricks for the Bash shell that you can use at your Linux terminal today.
Source: Linux Today – Stupid Bash tricks: History, reusing arguments, files and directories, functions, and more
Guillaume Duchemin is an artist from France.
Source: Kotaku – ONWARD!
It’s been a while since Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell left Facebook, and now it’s clear what he’s doing next. TechCrunch reports that Mitchell has launched a new game studio, Mountaintop, with the help of industry veterans who’ve worked at Double F…
Source: Engadget – Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell launches a game studio
The team behind the Ubuntu Unity distribution have released today UbuntuEd 20.04, an unofficial, educational focused Ubuntu flavor for kids, schools and universities.
Source: LXer – Meet UbuntuEd 20.04, an Educational Ubuntu Flavor for Kids, Schools and Universities
On the heels of Firefox 78, the first beta of Firefox 79 is released.
Source: Linux Today – Firefox 79 Enters Beta, Lets You Export Saved Passwords and Logins to a CSV File
A strange new product appeared on Steam last week: a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator that translates the 2D pixel graphics of classic 8-bit games into 3D worlds built with voxels. It’s called 3dSen, it has standard and standard+VR versions, and it lets you experience a select slice of the NES library from…
Source: Kotaku – Amazing Emulator Turns 2D NES Games Into Fully 3D Worlds
I’ve had a lot of fun with The Last of Us Part II, especially its more gruesome gameplay elements. As awful as it feels to admit, Naughty Dog made virtual murder fun. There’s a great sense of accomplishment in sneaking up on a pair of enemies, grabbing one, headshotting the other, and executing your captive in a few…
Source: Kotaku – Games Should Make Creating Just As Satisfying As Destroying
You’ll have to wait longer than you might like to see the Perseverance rover begin its journey to Mars. NASA and United Launch Alliance have delayed blast-off for the Mars 2020 mission from July 22nd to “no earlier than” July 30th. Processing problem…
Source: Engadget – NASA delays Mars rover launch until at least July 30th
swell shares the findings from a small pilot study that suggests a few minutes of looking into a deep red light could have a dramatic effect on preventing eyesight decline as we age. CNN reports: Researchers recruited 12 men and 12 women, whose ages ranged from 28 to 72. Each participant was given a small handheld flashlight that emitted a red light with a wavelength of 670 nanometers. That wavelength is toward the long end of the visible spectrum, and just short of an infrared wavelength, which tends to be invisible to the human eye.
They spent three minutes each day looking into the light over a period of two weeks.
The lights work on both cones and rods in the eye. Cones are photo receptor cells that detect color and work best in well-lit situations. Rods, which are much more plentiful, are retina cells that specialize in helping us see in dim light, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Researchers measured the cone function in subjects’ eyes by having them identify colored letters with low contrast. And they measured their eyes’ rod sensitivity by asking them to detect light signals in the dark. There was a 14% improvement in the ability to see colors, or cone color contrast sensitivity, for the entire two dozen participants. Improvement, however, was most significant in study participants over age 40. For those ages, cone color contrast sensitivity rose by 20% over the course of the study. That age bracket also saw significant increases in rod threshold, which corresponds to the ability to see in low light. Study participants under 40 also experienced some improvement, but didn’t see the same jump as older subjects. Younger eyes haven’t declined as much as older eyes.
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Source: Slashdot – Declining Eyesight Can Be Improved By Looking At Red Light, Pilot Study Says
Following the latest round of complaints over poor ownership and a “toxic” office culture, the workers at the company behind Cards Against Humanity have decided to unionise.
Source: Kotaku – Cards Against Humanity’s Workers Are Unionizing
JFrog Artifactory is an open-source repository management application that can be integrated with continuous integration and delivery tools. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install JFrog Artifactory on Ubuntu 20.04.
Source: LXer – How To Install JFrog Artifactory on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Someone transferred bitcoins worth close to $1 billion on Tuesday morning, a move that was public for everyone to see while the identities of the sender and receiver remain unknown. Motherboard reports: Big money moves hiding in plain sight tend to be events of some interest among Bitcoiners. Decrypt noted that the sending wallet was recognized as the largest Bitcoin wallet not known to be associated with a business such as an exchange. This means that it could belong to a wealthy private individual, or it could really belong to an exchange, investor, or other business that is simply currently unknown. There’s no obligation to publicize which Bitcoin addresses one controls, and if nobody else puts two and two together, one’s activities may remain shrouded in pseudonymity.
If the Bitcoin wallet belongs to someone legit, then it’s likely the transfer was internal to the business, or it represents a large purchase of goods or services, or the sale of bitcoins. Regardless of what it was, the business would be expected to pay taxes in any relevant circumstances. If the transfer wasn’t legit, well, pseudonymity and the ability to freely move money without the pre-approval of an authority is the point of Bitcoin. That being said, law enforcement is certainly aware of Bitcoin at this stage in the game and if I’m talking about this transfer then I’m sure more important people could be, too.
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Source: Slashdot – Someone Mysteriously Sent Almost Billion In Bitcoin
AOMP 11.6-2 is out this evening as the final Radeon Open Compute update for H1’2020. This is AMD’s LLVM Clang downstream focused on providing OpenMP offloading to Radeon GPUs…
Source: Phoronix – AMD/ROCm “AOMP” Compiler Enables OpenMP 5.0 By Default, Preps For More Upstreaming