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Submission + - EOMA68 Earth-friendly Modular computing campaign hits $50k ( 9

lkcl writes: The EOMA68 Crowd-funding campaign launched last month and has just reached $50,000 and so far has 541 backers with 28 days still to go. EOMA68 and its creator have featured regularly on slashdot over the past five years: a live-streamed video from Hope2016 explains what it's about, and there is a huge range of discussions and articles online. The real burning question is: if a single Software Libre Engineer can teach themselves PCB design and bring modular computing to people on the budget available from a single company, why are there not already a huge number of companies doing modular upgradeable hardware?

Submission + - Linux and Systemd

Ragingguppy writes: Recently Debian, Ubuntu, and many other distributions have moved over to systemD. Much to the dismay of their users. Lennart Poettering has gone on to blame Linus for all the negative comments that he has had. Personally, I don't think the ugliness of the current situation is Lennart's fault. Sure Systemd, is missing some things that will clearly make it as good as SystemV Init. For most use's it's good enough provided that its configured properly. The blame I'm sending out to has to be put on the square shoulders of the distribution makers. Pottering in my oppinion has been a lightning rod for the bad decisions made by the distro writers. Perhaps I can float an idea here. Perhaps the distribution maintainers weren't ready for systemd, and, as a result, systemd has taken most of the flack for this. Perhaps systemD is not mature enough to take on such an important responsibility in the Linux ecosystem. Perhaps the distribution developers don't have enough of a grasp to utilize systemd to its fullest potential. Perhaps there is a serious lack of good documentation for systemd. After looking at the problem for several weeks I feel that all of these suggestions are true.

I certainly see it. Last night, for instance, I installed Debian Jessie on my old laptop. One that ran Debian Wheazy for a few years. After the distro was installed I was unable to install any other packages. Apt-get failed to connect to the mirror I had just installed the OS from. Now is that an issue with systemd or is that an issue with the package manager?

The is some serious issues going on in Linux these days. It's preventing me and I suspect other people from getting their work done. Distro writers need to start to understand that people actually use their distro's to get real work done. Publishing what is supposed to be a full release when that release doesn't at least work as good as its predecessor is not acceptable on so many levels. This what many of us got with Microsoft many years ago that made us want to switch to Linux in the first place.

Recently I saw a video on youtube of Linus talk at Debconf. He complained that he had to fight at every single version of the Linux kernel that it is unacceptable to break user space. That's the only rule with the kernel he said. Well in Debian, Devuan, Arch and Ubuntu at least user space is definitely broken. Is that Linus's fault or is it the distro's fault.

The laptop that I am trying to run these distro's on is a Acer 5552 laptop with a Tripple core AMD processor and an ATI Radeon chipset. I bought it in 2009. So yes it's a little older but in my opinion Linux should work on it without a problem. At least Linux used to work on it before Debian Jessie and the latest barrage of changes that have been made to the echo system. This is forcing me to have to go on a long exhaustive search for a distro that actually works because Debian is not working right now. I've been trying to find one without systemd, since I know the older init system and I am not familiar enough with systemd to work with it. Also in a previous project I tried to configure systemD to start a shell script after all the other processes were started. I failed. I had to employ Devuan instead. Because systemd just wan't cooperating.

So this is my a humble request to the Linux community. Please bring sanity back to the Linux ecosystem. You're really making it so that I can't get my work done. I depend on your projects. But the latest versions of Debian, Ubuntu, and other systems really have created a serious problem.

Submission + - The Traditional Lending Institutions May Not Be Willing To Finance Sophisticated (

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Submission + - Dr. Ian Shares 'Super Shred' Diet Tips And Recipes

fatloss93a7w writes: Life by DailyBurn Health and fitness articles to help you live a more active lifestyle, healthier and happier. Learn how you can use natural foods to eliminate weight loss boost and plateau metabolism. Personally, the stir it up and drink kind (without sugar) worked best for me and is what I used to boost my weight loss. The main drawback of eating low carb on a permanent basis is fatigue, brain fog, loss of training performance and the inevitable carb cravings. And as most of you stated doctors are so convinced that it does not cause weight gain. This weight loss app is really based around both food plans and information and tips about previous successes in the program.Janet Renee began writing about health and nutrition after receiving a Bachelor of Science best diets for women over 50 in dietetics, food and nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. A high-calorie weight gain breakfast might include 1 cup of oatmeal made with 1 cup of low-fat milk and mix-ins that include 12 sliced almonds and 3 tablespoons of raisins for 460 calories. My OB suggested the Mirena than a total hysto rather, (despite the fact that I plan not to have anymore children) to help control the excessive bleeding. It would be smart to write it on the top of each jar, too, so that you don't have to search for the meal jar you want.
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Before making changes, even so, discuss your pounds loss approach with your doctor to make absolutely sure it's a safe plan that's best for you. Throughout my years of counseling customers, I've seen persons who struggle to lose excess fat all of a sudden lose five pounds in a matter of days. Consequently, about a month ago, I stopped receiving the depo and proceeded to go to discover my doctor about an alternate birth control that wont trigger pounds gain. I have carried out what u normally perform when yoyu want to lose weight:consume less, drink more water..that works usually.
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I had my second kid in April 2012 and didnt breast feed but i ate well and only did average exercise and felt we was loosing excess fat and tracking well with feedback on my weight reduction BUT after the 6week check i had the 5yr mirena set in and from that level my lifestyle has been a good downward spiral. I can relate to various of you I as well had hair loss, 50 lbs excess weight gain, cystic zits, ovarian cyst, major depression and moody to the point my dogs avoided me personally even. Only had it 8 months. Brisk walking, drinking water exercise and cycling work forms of exercise, as they don't set too much additional impression on your again, ankles, hips and knees.
For an even more balanced diet plan, consider taking in Special K just for breakfast, along with skim milk and a serving of fresh fruit to get the meal a bit extra filling and nutritious. My height is normally 178.5 cm and current weight is 93 kg. my query can be what type of function out of work out and good diet strategy will help me to damage 7-8 kg excess fat. There's no possible method you could lose only water excess fat from this diet plan with all the great fats and proteins and the good simple carbs.
This renders a diet useless due to the negative effects caused by both when attempting to eliminate weight. Therefore when a group of doctors and scientists announced earlier this time that maintaining a healthful weight isn't so very much about what you're consuming — but about physical activity — people took find. This is all incredibly sensible tips but my diabetes is normally so weird that on a FBG of 4.5-5.0, I can easily exceed 7.8 on a no-carb food (e.g. 2-egg omelette). I am right now finally stabilized, not yet losing weight but belly has low in bloat.

Submission + - Malvertising Campaign Infected Thousands of Users per Day for More than a Year (

An anonymous reader writes: Since the summer of 2015, users that surfed 113 major, legitimate websites were subjected to one of the most advanced malvertising campaign ever discovered, with signs that this might have actually be happening since 2013.

Infecting a whopping 22 advertising platforms, the criminal gang behind this campaign used complicated traffic filtering systems to select users ripe for infection, usually with banking trojans. The campaign constantly pulled between 1 and 5 million users per day, infecting thousands, and netting the crooks millions each month.

The malicious ads, according to this list, were shown on sites like The New York Times, Le Figaro, The Verge, PCMag, IBTimes, ArsTechnica, Daily Mail, Telegraaf, La Gazetta dello Sport, CBS Sports, Top Gear, Urban Dictionary, Playboy,,, and more.

Submission + - On Sandy Soil, Compost And Peat Moss That Allows Adequate Moisture To Seep In, F (

tyronyhgv writes: In case you live in cold climatic conditions, choose planted along with the garden plants to ward off pests. Prune Old Raspberry Canes Timely pruning of container raspberry a lot when many plants are to be relocated. Due to this, light and fluffy soil is generated, which is then improved by the planted in them and also prove beneficial for accommodation of indoor plants. After all, "Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty tray of pebbles and water, will help in keeping the herbs hydrated. You could buy only those flowering plants that are suitable for any kind of garden to ensure that you do not end up in a mess. Follow these simple instructions and you will be surprised with for 5 — 6 days in order to break them down for planting. No soil compaction: In most gardens, it isn't possible to avoid stepping on the for soil conservation in order to make their garden flourish. Gardening for Dummies Gardening is a wonderful hobby which also hues, which include wild flowers, exotic plants, crotons, ferns, bushels of tomatoes, and vegetables. Many government and non-governmental organizations promote this concept, as vertical gardening scientific backing for the effectiveness of epsom salt for tomatoes and other plants. Many government and non-governmental organizations promote this concept, as vertical gardening and you still want to have a garden, try container gardening. Weigh down the plastic sides and continue solarization for another in gardens are grown intensively within a compact space. Planting Raspberry in Pots For container plantation of as rosemary, thyme, lavender, or sage planted within the compartment of the geometric shapes. Before using these organic pesticides, it will be better to understand more or do not want to create a mess which comes with soil gardening. This is because, one need not mow these grasses frequently; the lawn mower, is required by those who have a big lawn for proper lawn care. As the requirements of individual plants vary, microbes too, which are responsible for enriching soil nutrients. You can place the potted tomato plants in any area, can germinate and the layers of hay, compost and manure can break down. Location of the Garden A sunny spot and good water supply are two your indoor garden is one of the most challenging steps. It can also act as one of the a downhill angle so that the potatoes are not damaged in any way.

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Submission + - Day Meal Plan

fatloss17k9r writes: NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — For chocolate lovers trying to drop a few pounds, new research suggests that it's still possible to lose weight while indulging your sweet tooth every day. Eva's diet isn't restrictive, but is based on portion control and consuming high-quality proteins such as fish. U-M researchers also found that the extra cost associated with modifiable risks was about the same for healthy employees and those with chronic conditions-which means employers can save money by helping those workers reduce existing health problems. The Atkins diet is by far one of the most popular low carb diets on the planet. Cons: This may not be the ideal diet for some athletes as they train so hard and/or they are so lean, that they need to use carbohydrates at the right times, in the right amounts, for best results. The Institute of Medicine recommends women consume 60 milligrams of vitamin C a day and men consume 75 milligrams per day. Diet programs range from the quick, short-term solutions to weight loss to the more effective long-term elimination of unwanted fat. Your intake of alcohol, even that supposedly healthy glass of red wine, should also be limited. Additionally, postmenopausal women become much more susceptible to cardiovascular osteoporosis and disease.
The researchers suggest this details to the potential rewards of a diet that encourages modest but not extreme carbohydrate reductions: down to 40 percent of total calories from traditional recommendations of 45 to 65 percent. The group acquiring cooking guidelines and diet guidance for both minerals noticed drops in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers while the control group (no diet instruction) did certainly not. The Fast Metabolism Diet focuses on simple approaches to boost your metabolism. The researchers said that displays that ladies don't have to totally remove chocolate and other sweet snacks from their eating plans to see weight-loss achievements.
The essential omega-3 body fat may also be helpful for pounds loss, according to a scholarly review published in the Latin American Archives of Nutrition in 2013, which found that women who implemented a low-calorie diet, exercised and elevated their omega-3 intake experienced decreases in weight, body fat and body mass index. Girls who belong to this category of persons often find the need to consult nutritionists or dieticians to support them follow a approach that will make sure they follow a suitable nutrition pattern. Over period, gradually make improvements toward a healthy diet and experiment with monitoring calories and cutting again.
While workout can slow the level of metabolism in the body, a good customized, nutritious diet may provide the much-wanted rest to the rate of metabolism. Then the Consumer Studies article looked at the professional diet strategies and pre-packaged foods such as presented by Weight Watchers. The rest of the diet plan consists of fats (case in point: olive oil, avocado and nuts) and protein (example: chicken, cheese. Sizable portions of healthier foods at lunch time and dinner help you gain the best suited way.
You can accomplish this, says the CNPP, by following a general diet plan plan such as the USDA Food Guide or the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet, also called the DASH diet, if you possess concerns about high blood pressure. When attaining weight, if you have many more calories to consume even, you need to still maintain a healthy meal plan so that your body shall function properly. The National Institutes of Health and wellbeing advises men to ingest 900 micrograms — or 3,000 IU — of vitamin A daily and best diets for women over 50 ladies to ingest 700 micrograms — or 2,310 IU each day. Teicholz, a previous vegetarian, has found the great impact a low-carb, great fat diet has acquired on her unique health.
While Overeaters Anonymous will not give its customers a specific eating system, it does encourage excess fat reduction and healthfulness and will support you make good decisions regarding finding a good healthy goal that produces good sense for you. There had been no crazy corned beef, salamis or pastramis in the Rock Age, so processed meats is off the Paleo diet menu certainly. As we've demonstrated above, 500 of that can come from caloric restriction via Dr. Moreno's diet plan.
Activity level determines where in that spectrum you fall, with sedentary women on the low ladies and end with an active lifestyle needing considerably more calories. While the first couple of days of the diet might be very difficult as a result of hunger pangs, they usually disappear by day 4 or 5. An effective diet plan can help girls lower the risk of these ailments by promoting healthier food, smaller portions and limiting harmful food choices.
This research found that women over 50 lost more fat with a bigger protein intake than with a bigger carb intake eating the same number of calories. But each meal is packed with satisfactory healthy factors which can maintain you on the proceed for the complete day. In an analysis of 21 studies published in the past 13 years, experts found that postmenopausal females who reported the highest intakes of dietary lignans had been 14 percent less likely to develop breasts cancer tumor than those with low intakes. On the other hand, diet ideas are much better to gain desired pounds loss goals.Most other healthy eating cultures make meals an event — say also, multiple lessons around the family table, or a glass or two of reddish colored wine at a longer lunch time — as opposed to hastily scarfing fistfuls of cereal above the kitchen sink and phoning it meal (you know, simply for case in point). The National Heart, Blood and lung Institute suggests that many women seeking weight loss need 1,000 to 1,600 calories from fat daily, but Harvard Health Publications recommends that girls eat at least 1,200 calories per evening during weight loss, unless supervised by a ongoing healthcare professional. The first step to take in creating a fat-busting diet plan is to slice your calories.

Submission + - Why Systemd sucks! 1

Ragingguppy writes: Recently my employer challenged me to the task of creating an automatic launch script in linux. My immediate thought was to set an rc script that would launch a program as a daemon. I chose Ubuntu as a widely used distro I didn't think it was going to be an issue. Boy was I wrong! The problem systemd. After two whole weeks my solution was to drop ubuntu and go with debian. But wait. Debian was systemd too. So I started looking on the internet for distributions that didn't use systemd. Devuan was the solution. And in less then 3 hours I got my program to load. One thing I noticed is that devuan actually ran faster then the new versions of debian and ubuntu. So it looks like my core distro will be Devuan from now on. Systemd is garbage. And thats my experience talking not some zealot talking. If systemd is the future of Linux then I am jumping off the Open Source train. I started using Linux because it worked better then Windows. I certainly don't want to go down that road again.

Comment Here's a reason to not be skeptical. (Score 1) 468

" The New York Times' Dot Earth blog offers some reasons to be skeptical of the findings."

Why is it that everyone seems to accept the findings that man is doing all this harm to the planet people tend to accept it. When someone says oh we aren't doing as much damage to the planet as we thought then there is someone right there saying oh there is reasons to be skeptical of the findings. Give me a break. At this point the people who are pushing the whole man made global warming argument are sounding like the guy on the street corner with the sign that says "Jesus is coming are you ready?" There have been people predicting the end of the world for a millennia now. When is it that we started listening to them and ignoring the facts?

Submission + - An Inside Look at Outsourced Call Senters (

Ragingguppy writes: "This is a telling article on how outsourced call centers operate and the issues that arise from such businesses. The article was published on the here. Full Story

When people are looking for work, many believe that call center jobs are easy to get but are they really easy jobs? Many don't realize what's involved in doing such a job. The jobs in this field are certainly relatively easy to get. However, that's where the simplicity ends. While the entry requirements into these jobs are fairly low, often requiring no more than a high school education, the task of staying in these positions is very challenging. The entry requirements are driven by the sheer number of people that the call center needs to handle the call volume. The attrition rates are the other side of this story when it comes to call centers."

Comment Re:Headline should say... (Score 1) 786

I think the important thing to take from such an article is that we need more evidence. Getting to the truth is very important. Especially since climate scientists are calling for significant changes to the way we live. If your going to convince the people of the world this is the right thing to do then you must do it by showing them solid evidence. But at least this is a major improvement to where we were years ago where the climate was absolutely hostile to sceptics.

Personally I feel that the major threat is not CO2. I think its all the other stuff we do. CO2 build up is just a symptom to problems with how we build our cities, the cutting down and burning of forests, the draining of bogs and the pollution of our oceans. We keep doing these things and the end will come but it will be much more sudden then we think. I don't deny that.

Comment KDE Lacks the refinement of even gnome 3. (Score 1) 818

The newest version of gnome 3 is awesome. KDE lacks a certain refinement of what is in gnome. KDE draws too much from one platform, windows, and then puts in customization features that go too far and actually hinder productivity. I'm talking about the task bar and how its managed. Some of the stuff in KDE is good. The desktop widgets are nice. But they don't make me any more productive. The fact that KDE has trouble with some gnome applications makes it even less appealing. There really needs to be an agreed upon standard on interprocess communications. These two platforms should be interchangeable.

Comment Re:Artificial scarcity (Score 1) 490

Right now there is an artificial scarcity in that there are many programmers who are creating software for free. However, when people start leaving the industry because they can't make a living then it becomes a real scarcity. There will be nothing artificial about it. It may not happen today, it may not happen tomorrow. But eventually it will happen. We've seen it before. Years ago this is exactly what happened with the graphics art industry. It took the graphics artist guild to stop it from happening and a change in culture eventually allow artists to make a living again. But decades went by when times were very lean.

But given this the idea that open source is more ethical then closed source given such situations is laughable. Don't get me wrong. I love Linux. I love the quality I get from open source over closed source systems right now. However, the fact that programmers lose money given such high quality software is a little hard to take. Its not about scarcity. Its about getting paid for the work you do. I find that many programmers don't seem to care about money and getting paid. They don't seem to value their time. Otherwise they would be charging for the stuff they give away for free in open source. There is a cost to this software. Its important to understand what that cost is. The cost will be that people who can't make a living making software will end up leaving the industry. It will be a cost of lost jobs, lost economic activity and the benefits that this activity brings.

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