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Submission + - DebConf15: Largest DebConf to take place in Heidelberg mid-August

alfino writes: Less than two weeks away, DebConf15, the 16th Debian Conference, scheduled to take place 15–22 August in Heidelberg, Germany, has been officially announced. The organisers are expecting more than 550 participants from 53 countries (making it the largest DebConf so far, and the first in history that will be closing registrations early), and have presented a schedule packed with talks and events, including several prominent, invited speakers, and yet plenty of room for informal and ad-hoc collaboration. Most events will be streamed live to allow for remote participation, and archived for later consumption.

The celebrations of Debian's 22nd birthday on 16 August, the traditional "Cheese & Wine BoF", a screening of the Oscar-award-winning documentary Citizenfour (which mentions Debian in its end credits), and a day trip for all attendees top off the programme. Additionally, DebConf15 will be preceeded by DebCamp, a week of sprints, workshops and hacking sessions. It is expected that much progress will be made on Debian (gcc5 transition, planning of the next stable release "stretch", etc.), and of course Free Software in general. The conference itself begins with an Open Weekend geared to the public, and featuring a job fair.

Attendance is free of charge thanks to numerous sponsors, including Platinum Sponsor Hewlett-Packard. Registration is required nonetheless and only very few places are left.

The conference will be tracked on various social media sites using hashtag #DebConf15. Even though Debian does not endorse proprietary services, @DebConf will have the news.

Submission + - Agile is Dead (pragdave.me)

noahfecks writes: PragDave tells how empty the word “agile” has become empty and some kind of commercial term. Leaving behind the base principles o Agile

Submission + - Linux 3.12 Release, Linux 4.0 Kernel With Only Bug-Fixes Proposed (phoronix.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Linus Torvalds announced the Linux 3.12 kernel release with a large number of improvements through many subsystems including new EXT4 file-system features, AMD Berlin APU support, a major CPUfreq governor improvement yielding impressive performance boosts for certain hardware/workloads, new drivers, and continued bug-fixing. Linus also took the opportunity to share possible plans for Linux 4.0. He's thinking of tagging Linux 4.0 following the Linux 3.19 release in about one year and is also considering the idea of Linux 4.0 being a release cycle with nothing but bug-fixes. Does Linux really need an entire two-month release cycle with nothing but bug-fixing? It's still to be decided by the kernel developers.

Submission + - How to fund your Android habit (androidgadgets.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: With so many new Android devices being released onto the market, you have to find some way of funding your purchases,,,,your wage just might not be enough. This article provides some tips on what you can do to help raise the necessary cash that will avoid your going into the red.

Submission + - GCC 4.9 Will Make Compilers More Exciting In 2014 (phoronix.com) 1

noahfecks writes: It seems that the GCC developers finally took actions to improve after CLANG is stepping ahead. Among the highlights to look forward to right now with GCC 4.9 include:
  • The Undefined Behavior Sanitizer has been ported to GCC.
  • ADA and Fortran have seen upgrades.
  • Improved C++14 support.
  • - RX100, RX200, and RX600 processor support by GCC.
  • Intel Silvermont hardware support.

Submission + - NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users (theguardian.com)

darrellg1 writes: Top-secret NSA documents, disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveal that the agency's current successes against Tor rely on identifying users and then attacking vulnerable software on their computers. One technique developed by the agency targeted the Firefox web browser used with Tor, giving the agency full control over targets' computers, including access to files, all keystrokes and all online activity.

One top-secret presentation, titled 'Tor Stinks', states: "We will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time." It continues: "With manual analysis we can de-anonymize a very small fraction of Tor users," and says the agency has had "no success de-anonymizing a user in response" to a specific request.

Submission + - Linux 3.12 Codenamed "Suicidal Squirrel" (phoronix.com)

noahfecks writes: After the Linux 3.11 kernel was codenamed "Linux for Workgroups" in reminisce of Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Linus Torvalds is using "Suicidal Squirrel" as the Linux 3.12 kernel codename. Linus Torvalds made a Git commit on Wednesday evening that stripped the kernel of its mockery "Linux/Windows for Workgroups

Submission + - SPAM: Who should I bet on for the US Masters?

An anonymous reader writes: Some tips and thoughts about who is looking value for money at the US Masters in the golf.. my head is spinning in excitement. They conclude betting is a bad idea.
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Submission + - SPAM: Vibrador Conejo rampante

boydme3mde writes: El vibrador conejo rampante es aquel que incorporan un estimulador de clítoris con las más divertidas y curiosas formas, aunque usualmente suelen ser conejitos pero también los hay con delfines, mariposas, ositos.

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You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.