As a British nerd my 2 favourite topics of conversation are the weather and super computers, so this is exciting news.
MATE has dumped most of the old libraries, and will soon work with GTK3
If you are in the UK you are covered by distance selling laws, so you can return an un-opened product within 14 days.
High capacity 3.5" disks use 5 or 6 platters.
Pitivi is approaching being a good basic editor. From the pre-releases of 1.0 it is looking good. Gstreamer is getting pretty solid now and picking up things like GPU acceleration. Format support is as wide as the plug-ins you install.
They are also teasing some updates https://twitter.com/Pitivi/sta...
Have you looked at synfig http://www.synfig.org/
Smart editors use a framework like gstreamer so that they don't have to care about codecs. The user can add what ever codecs from whatever sources (e.g. fully licensed ones from Fluendo or open source ones from ffmpeg/libav).
Having kids that can program at all is a very good thing. I think its good to teach programming concepts in simple languages instead of throwing them in at the deep end with C/C++.
People and programmers have been spoilt by multi-GHz multi-core CPUs. People used to edit video, design space ships, simulate physics, ray trace liquid metal and just about everything else on far weaker machines. It good to see that some people can achieve good performance on limited hardware. The raspberrypi foundation are funding work all over the free software stack, which will benifit plenty of people who have never seen or used a pi.
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No, wait. Nobody cares.
Public-key pinning has emerged as an important defense against a variety of attacks, especially man-in-the-middle attacks and the issuance of fraudulent certificates. In the last few years Google, Mozilla and other organizations have discovered several cases of attackers using fraudulent certificates for high-value sites, including Gmail. The function essentially ties a public key, or set of keys, issued by known-good certificate authorities to a given domain. So if a user’s browser encounters a site that’s presenting a certificate that isn’t included in the set of pinned public keys for that domain, it will then reject the connection. The idea is to prevent attackers from using fake certificates in order to intercept secure traffic between a user and the target site.
The first pinset will include all of the sites in the Chromium pinset used by Chrome, along with Mozilla sites and high-value sites such as Facebook. Later versions will add pins for Twitter, a long list of Google domains, Tor, Dropbox and other major sites."
If every Firefox user donated $1 they would not need to do this.https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/
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The Nokia N900 was a pretty nice phone, but the CPU does not really cut it any more. The http://neo900.org/ project is pretty neat idea to put a modern motherboard into it.