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Comment Re:gandi (Score 1) 295

Gandi is a great registrar. They don't try and convince you to buy a bunch of extra services when you register your domain, they have a very user-friendly web interface for DNS record management, and they are very light on email (and any emails they send are in plaintext, nice and simple).

Free "private" registration to remove your contact info from the WHOIS data is another big plus. The only downside is that their prices seem to be a bit higher than some competitors.

Comment Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 2) 581

I'm not sure if there if Angstrom ships with a better network manager, but Arch Linux Arm on the Beaglebone uses the netctl by default, which makes this process quite simple. Just copy and edit the ethernet-static config and systemctl start netctl@enp2s0.


Submission + - Open Source Offline Password Keeper Campaign Goes Live (

themarmotte writes: A little less than a year ago Slashdot featured the start of a world-wide collaboration around an open source offline password keeper, the Mooltipass. The device enumerates as a keyboard and uses a PIN-locked smartcard to read the AES-256 key required to decrypt its credentials database. All password accessing operations need to be approved on its physical user interface to prevent impersonation.
As its beta testing phase is over, the Mooltipass crowdfunding campaign is now live and already achieved 15% of its $100k goal in less than two days.

Comment Re:The real deal (Score 1) 43

These are around $6000 but it's the real deal:

You may have lost a zero there--I wasn't able to find pricing on that machine specifically, but most pick and place machines of that caliber cost upwards of $50,000. There are some chinese ~$3,000 desktop machines like this, but they have poor accuracy and no optical feedback.

A $300 pick and place machine would be awesome, but honestly anything around $2000 that can accurately place 0402 components with optical feedback would be amazing.

Comment Re:Bookstores - are you trying to change hard enou (Score 1) 83

There is some technology akin to 3d printing for books, such as the Espresso Book Machine which can print an entire book in a couple of minutes. Some universities have these machines, but I'm not sure if they will ever have much popularity outside of an academic setting.

Comment Re:Photographers? (Score 1) 66

“We reserve the right to monetise that footprint,” Peters explains. “YouTube implemented a very similar capability, which allows people to embed videos on a website, with the company generating revenue by serving advertising on that video.” And while Getty Images has yet to determine how these ads will appear, Peters is confident that this capability will be introduced in the near future.

TFA actually states that they plan on adding advertising soon, although they don't mention how these ads will be displayed in their "embedded player". I have no idea how they plan on advertising without being incredibly intrusive; I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Submission + - CmdrTaco Launches Trove, a Curated News Startup (

jigamo writes: The Verge reports:

A long list of startups have put forth a Herculean effort to find the best way to suggest new things for people to read, and former Slashdot editor-in-chief Rob Malda, also known as CmdrTaco, just unveiled his: Trove, a people-powered app initially available on the web and for iPhone and iPad.

Trove basically lets users opt in to feeds of stories that align with their interests. Users are encouraged to curate "troves," collections of stories that relate to a particular theme. You could create a trove for "Ukrainian Politics," "Dog Heroes," or "Best of The Verge," for example, to which other Trove users can subscribe.

"The core of the product is that people have many interests and rather than just giving them information through pure algorithms and picking particular publications, we want to connect them with people who share those interests, who can pick the best content in those topical areas," says Vijay Ravindran, CEO of Trove.

Submission + - Net Neutrality struck down by Court ( 1

Bobfrankly1 writes: An appeals court stuck down the FCC's net neutrality rules basing their decision on the FCC's choice of classification of broadband carriers stating: "Because the Commission has failed to establish that the anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules do not impose per se common carrier obligations, we vacate those portions of the Open Internet Order."

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