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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 29 declined, 8 accepted (37 total, 21.62% accepted)

Submission + - Malwarebytes forums compromised->

toygeek writes: Just a few minutes ago, I received an email from Malwarebytes notifying me that I'd have to change my forum password next time I logged in. On November 10th their Invision Power Board based forum was compromised. Yes, it can happen to anyone! There are several lessons that can be learned, as outlined in my blog post below:
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Submission + - Looping in Bash: An Introduction->

toygeek writes: When I first learned about Linux in the 90's, I read that it was possible to even write your own commands to use at the command line. Later I learned about bash scripting, and it wasn't long before I needed to learn how to loop in bash. Looping in bash is one of the fundamental building blocks of bash programming. It isn't hard to do at all and is worth learning. The main reason to learn looping in bash is to handle doing the same thing over and over again. They're easy to do even at the command line. Please follow along as we look a couple of basic examples, and how you can expand on them.
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Submission + - Four Job Stages to recognize for Success->

toygeek writes: In the past several years This Tech Geek has found himself all over the place with jobs. I had a few different full time jobs in that time, and I also run my own business on the side. With this unusually rapid cycle, I was able to spot some trends in myself that led me to good success in my current position. Perhaps you’ll recognize the same Job Stages in your experiences. So I give you Ryan’s Four Job Stages for Success. [Note: Original Content, not Blog Spam]
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Submission + - Four Job Stages to recognize for Success->

toygeek writes: In the past several years This Tech Geek has found himself all over the place with jobs. I had a few different full time jobs in that time, and I also run my own business on the side. With this unusually rapid cycle, I was able to spot some trends in myself that led me to good success in my current position. Perhaps you'll recognize the same Job Stages in your experiences. So I give you Ryan's Four Job Stages for Success.[Editors note: This is original content written by the submitter; it is not blog spam]
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Submission + - Four Job Stages to recognize for Success-> 2 2

toygeek writes: In the past several This Tech Geek has found himself all over the place with jobs. I had a few different full time jobs in that time, and I also run my own business on the side. With this unusually rapid cycle, I was able to spot some trends in myself that led me to good success in my current position. Perhaps you'll recognize the same Job Stages in your experiences. So I give you Ryan's For Job Stages for Success. (Editors note: this is original content by an actual geek- not blog spam)
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Submission + - Why I am boycotting Slashdot for a week (and its not just the new design!)->

toygeek writes: Slashvertisements. Irrelevant content. News for... not nerds. Then, Beta. This isn't my slashdot! So for this week- the readership of Slashdot- you, me, everyone who makes Slashdot what it is- are boycotting it. It’s not a political statement, its not an activist statement. It’s us, saying “Yes, we care enough to prove it.”
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Submission + - Surviving The Internet on Low Speed DSL->

toygeek writes: Earlier this year my family and I moved out into the woods, where high speed is simply not available. We traded in high speed for high latency, clean air and peace and quiet. We've made it work, and can even watch Netflix and Hulu while I'm off in another room working from home full time. Read along as I share some tips about how we've made it work, and the compromises we've had to make.
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Submission + - Surviving the Internet on Low Speed DSL->

toygeek writes: Earlier this year my family and I moved out into the sticks. We traded in high speed for high latency, due to our local ISP thinking it's still 2001. We've made it work, and can even watch Netflix and Hulu while I'm off in another room working from home full time. Read along as I share some tips about how we've made it work, and the compromises we've had to make.
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Submission + - Creating a Remote Gnome desktop server with CentOS->

toygeek writes: One way I manage putting up with very slow Internet in my neck of the woods is to use a VPS that has a Gnome desktop that I can VNC into. You an also use them to improve privacy, allow mobile use for emergencies, and countless other uses.

Follow along as I show you how to use CentOS on a VPS or Dedicated server to make your own remote desktop server.

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Submission + - Techs Guide to a Decent Cup of Coffee-> 1 1

toygeek writes: Geeks and their caffeine fix are almost inseparable. When you think of coffee, you think of that warm tingling you get when you drink a good cup, quickly followed by that full body shiver when you get a bad cup. Is it that hard to make good coffee? No! You don't have to spend a lot of money, go through any crazy rituals or do anything unusual to make a good pot of coffee right in your own home or office. Read on as I share some simple tips that'll have you juiced up in no time!
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Submission + - Using AutoHotKey to assist the Elderly and Disabled (and yourself!)->

toygeek writes: Helping elderly folks with their computers can be a real challenge. The most common issues I see have to do with a lack of dexterity using the mouse. My own grandfather had some serious issues using his. I was able to solve the problem with a fantastic open source program called AutoHotKey. Using it, you can make your life, and those of the elderly and disabled a lot easier. I hope you enjoy it.
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Submission + - Robotic Boat Hits 1000-Mile Mark in Transatlantic Crossing->

toygeek writes: “Scout,” a 4-meter-long autonomous boat built by a group of young DIYers, is attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean. It is traveling from Rhode Island, where it launched on 24 August, to Spain, where all being well it will arrive in a few months’ time.

Scout has now gone about 1000 miles (1600 kilometers) of its planned 3700-mile (5900 kilometer) journey. Should it complete this voyage successfully, its passage will arguably belong in the history books.

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Submission + - Never underestimate the bandwidth of a Suburban filled with MicroSD cards?->

toygeek writes: If you've been in IT long enough, you're bound to have heard the phrase "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon filled with backup tapes." These days moving data has become so much easier; We've surpassed baud rates and are into Gbps fiber on the backbones, and even in some homes. So, what's the modern equivalent to this, and what does it take to make the OC fiber connections cringe? Follow along as we theoretically stuff MicroSD cards into Chevy Suburban and see what happens, and take sneakernet to a whole new level.
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