Monday May 25, 2015

GNOME Look: Zukitwo Dark reloaded 14.04 v1.19 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 17:58 AWST)

ThumbnailZukitwo Dark reloaded 14.04 v1.19
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
default ubuntu 14.04 ambiance theme modified with Zukitwo Dark colours, the unity launcher design from the Vertex theme, and GTK3 assets from GX-Dusty-Sky
and the Zukitwo Dark openbox theme from nale12

tested on Ubuntu 14.04 with unity/mate/gnome/xfce/lxde/cinnamon

make sure you have gtk2-engines-murrine installed


Credits:
Ubuntu Developers who created the Ambiance theme,
lassekongo83,
horst3180,
GaboXandre,
nale12,
sakasa


icons: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/my-elementary-mono-dark+%26+mono-light?content=149352



changelog:
14.04 v1.19 fixed wrong colors in google chrome, fixed caja sidebar, fixed combobox-menuitem

14.04 v1.18 complete reworked the colors to match Zukitwo Dark

14.04 v1.17 improvements for unity, changes for gtk2

14.04 v1.16 improvements for gtk2

14.04 v1.15 improvements for cinnamon

14.04 v1.14 fixed several bugs

14.04 v1.13 improvements for gnome

14.04 v1.12 added beautiful wallpaper by Sakasa

14.04 v1.11 improvements for gnome
added resizegrip

14.04 v1.10 resized nautilus header bar

14.04 v1.9 added Zukitwo Dark openbox theme

14.04 v1.8 changed the window buttons to Zukitwo Dark in unity and metacity
fixed compatibility for mate xfce
and gnome

14.04 v1.7 removed ugly background on terminal

14.04 v1.6 many errors fixed - now Evolution looks good

14.04 v1.5 another fix for gtk3 progressbar


14.04 v1.4 fixed look for GTK3

14.04 v1.3 revert changes of the progressbar like v1.1

14.04 v1.2 again changed the progressbar to fit Zukitwo Dark colors

14.04 v1.1 changed the progressbar

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Slashdot: San Bernardino Sheriff Has Used Stingray Over 300 Times With No Warrant

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 17:01 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes: After a records request by Ars, the sheriff in San Bernardino County (SBSD) sent an example of a template for a "pen register and trap and trace order" application. The county attorneys claim what they sent was a warrant application template, even though it is not. The application cites no legal authority on which to base the request. "This is astonishing because it suggests the absence of legal authorization (because if there were clear legal authorization you can bet the government would be citing it)," Fred Cate, a law professor at Indiana University, told Ars. "Alternatively, it might suggest that the government just doesn't care about legal authorization. Either interpretation is profoundly troubling," he added. Further documents reveal that the agency has used a Stingray 303 times between January 1, 2014 and May 7, 2015.

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EEV Blog: EEVblog #747 – PC Based Logic Analyser Project

EEV Blog (posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 15:43 AWST)


Dave goes back 20 years and find an old PC Based Logic Analyser project of his that was published in Electronics Australia magazine back in 1996. He uncovers the original timing diagrams, schematics, and prototype. And tries to resurrect the old Borland Pascal 7 source code and Lattice ispLSI PLD chip code.
And the old Protel Autotrax for DOS PCB and schematic files.
Will it all work 20 years later?
A bonus side detour into the venerable Tektronix TDS210/220 oscilloscope.

Original articles
Original design notes

Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-747-pc-based-logic-analyser-project/

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Slashdot: Daimler and Qualcomm To Develop In-Car Tech, Wireless Charging

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 13:58 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes: Car manufacturer Daimler announced a deal with mobile technology company Qualcomm to explore wireless mobile phone recharging in cars, as well as recharging electric vehicles without cables. The move is part of a push by Daimler, as well as rival carmakers BMW and Audi, to improve their status as high-tech carmakers. "It's important that we remain on the cutting edge of technology and continue to deliver unparalleled experiences to our customers," says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. "With this in mind, we are eager to jointly explore possible fields of future cooperation with an internationally leading tech firm like Qualcomm."

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SC Magazine: DHS moves into new CDC data centre

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 13:56 AWST)

Enters final stages of big rationalisation.

GNOME Look: Grey Ambiance 15.04 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 13:06 AWST)

ThumbnailGrey Ambiance 15.04
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Please install "gtk2-engines-pixbuf".

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DFES Emergency Alerts: Continue to prepare for flooding in parts of the Pilbara

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 12:19 AWST)

Category: Flood
Alert Summary: People in the Pilbara Coastal, Onslow Coastal, De Grey and Lower Fortescue river catchments should continue to prepare for possible minor flooding expected today through to Wednesday.
Content:

People in the Pilbara Coastal, Onslow Coastal, De Grey and Lower Fortescue river catchments should continue to prepare for possible minor flooding expected today through to Wednesday.

There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises you to:
• Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
• Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.
• Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
• Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to relocate.
• Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
• Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
• Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.

IF DRIVING:
• Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
• Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
• Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
• Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Marble Bar Road from Marble Bar to Jigalong is closed to all traffic.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
FLOOD DETAILS:
As at 11.07am on Monday 25 May 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises that over the 24 hours to 9 am Monday recorded rainfall totals over the Pilbara region have generally ranged from 10 mm to 30 mm with the highest falls recorded at Millstream on the Lower Fortescue River (61 mm).
Over the 4 days leading up to 9 am Monday, recorded rainfall totals for the event have generally ranged from 15 mm to 45 mm with the highest falls recorded at the Waterloo Bore on the Fortescue River (90.2 mm). River rises have been recorded on the Lower Ashburton River, Fortescue River and De Grey River although all measurement sites have remained below minor flooding levels.
The slow moving rain band will continue to bring moderate rainfall over the Pilbara region from Monday continuing through into Wednesday. During this period daily rainfall totals of 50mm are possible, although there is uncertainty if the heaviest rain will fall on the De Grey River catchment or move west towards the Ashburton River catchment.
Catchments where flooding may develop include:
Pilbara Coastal Rivers
Onslow Coastal Rivers
De Grey River Basin
Lower Fortescue River
The Bureau is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings if required.
Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au.
WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:
DFES is monitoring the situation.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:
• For SES assistance call 132 500.
• In a life threatening situation call 000.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.
For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood
The next update will be issued when the situation changes.
Publication Time: 25/05/2015 12:18 PM

Slashdot: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 10:57 AWST)

jones_supa writes: Greece, the country which has been in extreme financial trouble and high debt for years, cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month, unless it achieves a deal with creditors. 'The four installments for the IMF in June are €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion). This money will not be given and is not there to be given,' Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis told Greek Mega TV's weekend show. Shut out of bond markets and with bailout aid locked, cash-strapped Athens has been scraping state coffers to meet debt obligations and to pay wages and pensions. With its future as a member of the 19-nation eurozone potentially at stake, a second government minister accused its international lenders of subjecting it to slow and calculated torture.

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SC Magazine: System glitch prevents Aussies from voting in Eurovision

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 10:36 AWST)

MNET system brings up error messages.

SC Magazine: HP enterprise services told to cut $2bn over three years

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 10:10 AWST)

Govt austerity programs blamed for cost cutting.

SC Magazine: Qld Police to address ANPR data corruption with new deal

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 10:09 AWST)

Packet loss on the agenda as contract expires.

SC Magazine: CSIRO opens 3D printing lab

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 09:50 AWST)

Aimed at lowering barrier to entry for Australian companies.

Latest Kernel Versions: 4.1-rc5: mainline

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 09:22 AWST)

Version:4.1-rc5 (mainline)
Released:2015-05-25
Source:linux-4.1-rc5.tar.xz
PGP Signature:linux-4.1-rc5.tar.sign
Patch:patch-4.1-rc5.xz

GNOME Look: Zukito Circle + LoliLinus-OS 1.0 (GDM Theme)

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 08:09 AWST)

ThumbnailZukito Circle + LoliLinus-OS 1.0
(GDM Theme)
Based Zukito Circle

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Slashdot: Hubble Discovers a Fast-Aging Star Nicknamed "Nasty 1"

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 07:57 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes: Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, Astronomers have uncovered surprising new clues about a large, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before. The star is so strange in fact that astronomers have nicknamed it "Nasty 1," a play on its catalog name of NaSt1. Wolf-Rayet stars like NaSt1 are typically large, rapidly evolving stellar bodies that form by shedding their hydrogen-filled outer layers quickly, exposing a bright hot, helium-burning core. Nasty 1 is unique because it contains a disk like structure. "We were excited to see this disk-like structure because it may be evidence for a Wolf-Rayet star forming from a binary interaction," said Jon Mauerhan of UC Berkeley, lead author on the new Nasty 1 paper. "There are very few examples in the galaxy of this process in action because this phase is short-lived, perhaps lasting only a hundred thousand years, while the timescale over which a resulting disk is visible could be only ten thousand years or less."

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GNOME Look: DeLorean/DeLorean-Dark 3.16 revision 12 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 06:57 AWST)

ThumbnailDeLorean/DeLorean-Dark 3.16 revision 12
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Gnome 3.16's Metalic theme. All brushed steel. It includes DeLorean light with dark theme and a seperate DeLorean-Dark theme with matching Gtk2 theme. The unfocused windows in Gtk3 are transparent at 88%. Works great in Gnome and Xfce4(with gtk2 unfocused window transparency). This theme is intended for Gtk-3.16.

Gtk-3.16 INCLUDES
Gtk themes
Gnome-Shell theme
Root theme(red metal)
Cinnamon-Shell theme 2.4
MATE compatability
Metcity-2 Themes
Chromium themes
xfwm4 themes
Openbox themes
Firefox themes
More to come!

Gnome 3.14's Metalic theme. All brushed steel or polished chrome.
It includes a light theme with all the bells and whistles. And also includes DeLorean-Dark Theme with its matching dark gtk2 theme.

*UBUNTU users Gtk-3.14: Follow the directions on the download page. This is for Ubuntu Vivid 15.04 ONLY.

Gtk 3.14 INCLUDES for both DeLorean & DeLorean-Dark
Gtk3/Gtk2 themes
Metacity Theme
Gnome-Shell Theme
Cinnamon-Shell with Nemo (for-3.14)
Xfwm4 Theme
Xfce-Notify Theme
Openbox-3 Theme
Google Chrome Theme
Firefox Patch/Theme
Unity
MATE (complete theme)


changelog:
See Download Page for more info.

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Slashdot: Machine That "Uncooks Eggs" Used To Improve Cancer Treatment

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 06:44 AWST)

hypnosec writes: An Australian invention that gained attention for being able to "unboil" an egg has now been put to use in the treatment of cancer. The device has boosted the potency of a common cancer treatment drug, carboplatino, as much as four-and-a-half-times. ABC.net reports: "Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer director Professor Ross McKinnon said it meant a huge advance for cancer treatment. 'It gives us the promise of offering an alternative where we have more drug being delivered to the tumour and less drug being delivered to the rest of the body,' he said. 'That means less side-effects for the patient and hopefully a much better effect in terms of tumour response. What this group are doing is an example of one drug but we would hope we could extend this to many drugs.' The device can process proteins more efficiently than current methods, with possible big ramifications for the pharmaceuticals industry.

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GNOME Look: Flattr 1.3 (GNOME Icon Theme)

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 05:36 AWST)

ThumbnailFlattr 1.3
(GNOME Icon Theme)
If you are able, we ask that you help us maintain and expand our project resources
through your donations. As an independent project, we need your help now more than
ever. We truly appreciate the support you can give via PayPal to "donate@nitrux.in".



Flattr is an icon theme for Linux desktops, the set is inspired by the latest flat design trend.

The set is a work in progress and it's largely incomplete, you can help by contributing icons yourself at the GitHub repository.

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changelog:
version 1.3:

Featured: Flattr Dark - icons for dark themes.

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Fixes:

New Icons: More indicator icons for Unity.

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Slashdot: What AI Experts Think About the Existential Risk of AI

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 05:32 AWST)

DaveS7 writes: There's been no shortage of high profile people weighing in on the subject of AI lately. We've heard warnings from Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking while Woz seems to have a more ambivalent opinion on the subject. The Epoch Times has compiled a list of academics in the field of AI research who are offering their own opinions. From the article: "A 2014 survey conducted by Vincent Müller and Nick Bostrom of 170 of the leading experts in the field found that a full 18 percent believe that if a machine super-intelligence did emerge, it would unleash an 'existential catastrophe' on humanity. A further 13 percent said that advanced AI would be a net negative for humans, and only a slight majority said it would be a net positive."

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SC Magazine: BlackBerry cuts jobs in business consolidation

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 04:58 AWST)

Restructure to affect unspecified number of global workers.

SC Magazine: Woolworths hires first-ever CISO

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 04:40 AWST)

KPMG exec to head IT security ranks.

GNOME Look: BlueLaguna 1.06 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 04:30 AWST)

ThumbnailBlueLaguna 1.06
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Next version BlueLaguna theme. Fix some bugs in Gtk3 and add support for Unity.I use this theme in Ubuntu Mate 14.04 use icons blue Azenis.

How to install:
Download theme, unzip, copy theme folder to /usr/share/themes folder as admin.

Install Unity-tweak-tool and set the theme.

changelog:
version 1.02:
Cleaning code, fix LinkButton, Spinner, ProgressBars in gtk3.

version 1.03:
fix separator and nemo-path-bar for nemo file manager.

version 1.04:
fixes abiword gtk3 and synaptic gtk3
GtkToolBar.

version 1.05:
fixes rhythmbox, add support for Unity

version 1.06:
Fix ProgressBars in Gtk2, gtk3 / Uniy,
Fix GtkScale, ProgressBar row in Gtk3 / Unity

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GNOME Look: Ambiance Dark Blue 1.14 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 04:29 AWST)

ThumbnailAmbiance Dark Blue 1.14
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Dark theme. Arose from Ambiance. But I greatly modified the code. Tested in Ubuntu 14.10 Gtk3.10. Added a dark theme for Firefox and Thunderbird.Include dark theme for YouTube.
Tested on Firefox version 38.0 and Thunderbird version 31.0.

How to install:
Download theme, unzip, copy theme folder to /usr/share/themes folder as admin.

Install Unity-tweak-tool and sett the theme.
Because software-center in Ubuntu has a hard set the background color to be changed.
Run a terminal and type:
sudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css
change the line
@ define-color super-light-aubergine # F4F1F3;
on the
@ define-color super-light-aubergine # 3c3b37;

Firefox:
How to make Firefox work better with dark themes. It is not a Firefox theme.
Unpack the theme package and locate the chrome folder. Next go to '~/.mozilla/firefox/xSomeNumbers.default'.
If there is no 'chrome' folder, just copy and paste the one from inside the theme folder.
If there is a 'chrome' folder, merge its contents with the theme 'chrome' folder.
Use default theme in Firefox.
Restart Firefox to apply the theme.

Thunderbird:
How to make thunderbird work better with dark themes.
Unpack the theme package and locate the chrome folder. Next go to '~/.thunderbird/xSomeNumbers.default'.
If there is no 'chrome' folder, just copy and paste the one from inside the theme folder.
If there is a 'chrome' folder, merge its contents with the theme 'chrome' folder.
Restart Thunderbird to apply the theme.

For uninstall, remove content from chrome folders.

changelog:
version 1.05:
The same window icons in Metacity and Unity
version 1.06:
Fix GtkEdit, GtkLabel, GtkScale, GtkCalendar in Gtk2.
Fix separator, progressbar row, calendar in Gtk3/unity
version 1.07 - 1.10
Add theme for Firefox, fixing white text color. Add theme for Thunderbird.
version 1.12
Fix some errors in Gtk3.
version 1.13 - 1.14:
New version Firefox, dark theme for YouTube. And Thunderbird.

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Slashdot: Microsoft Reportedly May Acquire BlackBerry

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 04:21 AWST)

New submitter techtsp writes: Microsoft is just one one of many companies reportedly looking to get a bigger piece of the enterprise mobile market by buying BlackBerry. Reports claim that Chinese firms including Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi are also interested in picking up BlackBerry following the company's recent return to profitability. This report comes on the heels of BlackBerry announcing it is cutting jobs across its global business units in an attempt to consolidate its software, hardware and applications business.

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Slashdot: India Ends Russian Space Partnership and Will Land On the Moon Alone

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 03:10 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes: The Russian space program has experienced numerous accidents and delays recently, leading Indian officials to call into question its long term viability. Now India has decided to pull out of a partnership with Russia for a mission to the moon. According to the Examiner: "Previously, India was scheduled to launch a Russian lander on one of its rockets and send it to the lunar South Pole. Now, according to a story in Russia and India Report, India will go it alone, building its own lander to touch down on the lunar surface within the next few years.

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SC Magazine: Government to overhaul spectrum regulation

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 03:04 AWST)

Wants streamlined, simpler processes in place by next year.

Slashdot: Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation Packs Thunderbolt 2, Quadro, IGZO2 Panel

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 01:58 AWST)

MojoKid writes: Dell recently revamped their M3800 model to better entice graphic designers, engineers, and other high-end users who often work in the field, with a true mobile workstation that's both sufficiently equipped to handle professional grade workloads and is thin and light to boot. Dell claims the M3800 is the "world's thinnest and lightest 15-inch mobile workstation" and at 4.15 pounds, it could very well be. In addition, ISV tools certifications matter for workstation types, so the M3800 gets its pixel pushing muscle from an NVIDIA Quadro K1100M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Other notable specs include an Intel Core i7-4712HQ quad-core processor, 16GB of DDR3L memory, and a 256GB mSATA SSD. One of the new additions to the M3800 is a Thunderbolt 2 port with transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps that allows for the simultaneous viewing/editing and backing up of raw 4K video. Finally, the M3800 is equipped with a 3840x2160 native resolution IGZO2 display, which equates to a 60 percent increase in pixel density over a current gen MacBook Pro with Retina display. Performance-wise, the M3800 holds up pretty strong with standard productivity workloads, though as you can image it excels more-so in graphics rendering throughput.

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GNOME Look: Elementary Mod (GNOME Shell Theme)

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 01:57 AWST)

ThumbnailElementary Mod
(GNOME Shell Theme)
Updated to 3.14 and newer. Added an HIDPI version.

I still need to modify for lower res screens. when I can get my old computer to look at it.



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Slashdot: Al-Qaeda's Job Application Form Revealed

(posted on Monday May 25, 2015 at 00:52 AWST)

HughPickens.com writes: ABC News reports that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released a list of English-language material recovered during the raid the killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan in 2011 including one document dubbed "Instructions to Applicants," that would not be entirely out of place for an entry-level position at any American company – except for questions like the one about the applicant's willingness to blow themselves up. The questionnaire includes basic personal details, family history, marital status, and education level. It asks that applicants "answer the required information accurately and truthfully" and, "Please write clearly and legibly." Questions include: Is the applicant expert in chemistry, communications or any other field? Do they have a family member in the government who would cooperate with al Qaeda? Have they received any military training? Finally, it asks what the would-be jihadist would like to accomplish and, "Do you wish to execute a suicide operation?" For the final question, the application asks would-be killers that if they were to become martyrs, who should al Qaeda contact? The corporate tone of the application is jarringly amusing, writes Amanda Taub, but it also hints at a larger truth: a terrorist organization like al-Qaeda is a large bureaucratic organization, albeit one in the "business" of mass-murdering innocent people. Jon Sopel, the North American editor from BBC News, joked that the application "looks like it has been written by someone who has spent too long working for Deloitte or Accenture, but bureaucracy exists in every walk of life – so why not on the path to violent jihad?"

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Sunday May 24, 2015

Slashdot: Google and Gates-Backed Khan Academy Introduces "Grit"-Based Classroom Funding

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 23:46 AWST)

theodp writes: Their intentions are no doubt good, but some will be troubled by Google and Khan Academy's recently-concluded LearnStorm initiative, which pitted kids-against-kids, schools-against-schools, and cities-against-cities in a 3-month learning challenge for prizes based not only on students' mastery of math skills on Khan Academy, but also their perceived 'hustle' (aka 'grit'). "Points are earned by mastering math skills and also for taking on challenging new concepts and persevering," explained a Khan Academy FAQ. A blog entry further explained, "They've earned points and prizes not only for mastering math skills but also for showing 'hustle,' a metric we created to measure grit, perseverance, and growth. They competed over 200,000 hours of learning and 13.6 million standards-aligned math problems. In addition, thanks to the generosity of Google.org, DonorsChoose.org, and Comcast's Internet Essentials, 34 underserved schools unlocked new devices for their classrooms and free home internet service for eligible families, increasing student access to online learning tools like Khan Academy." Apparently funded by a $2 million Google grant, the Google, Khan Academy, and DonorsChoose grit-based classroom funding comes on the heels of the same organizations' gender-based classroom funding initiative. Supported by some of the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations, Khan Academy's Board members include a Google Board member (Diane Green), spouse of a Google Board member (Ann Doerr), and the Managing Partner of Bill Gates' bgC3 (Larry Cohen); former Board members include Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

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Slashdot: A Beautiful Mind Mathematician John F. Nash Jr. Dies

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 22:40 AWST)

Rick Zeman writes: John F. Nash Jr. revolutionized the mathematical field of game theory and was given a mind that was unique and deeply troubled. He became known to most people by the movie about his life, A Beautiful Mind. Dr. Nash died, along with his wife, May 24 in a two-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. The Washington Post reports: "In 1994, when Dr. Nash received the Nobel Prize in economics, the award marked not only an intellectual triumph but also a personal one. More than four decades earlier, as a Princeton University graduate student, he had produced a 27-page thesis on game theory — in essence, the applied mathematical study of decision-making in situations of conflict — that would become one of the most celebrated works in the field. Before the academic world could fully recognize his achievement, Dr. Nash descended into a condition eventually diagnosed as schizophrenia. For the better part of 20 years, his once supremely rational mind was beset by delusions and hallucinations. By the time Dr. Nash emerged from his disturbed state, his ideas had influenced economics, foreign affairs, politics, biology — virtually every sphere of life fueled by competition. But he been absent from professional life for so long that some scholars assumed he was dead."

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GNOME Look: LolVerde 1.0 (Cinnamon Theme)

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 22:39 AWST)

ThumbnailLolVerde 1.0
(Cinnamon Theme)
Based Sathis

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GNOME Look: loli-classic (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 22:30 AWST)

Thumbnailloli-classic
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Based on evopop-gtk-theme

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Slashdot: Soft Sensors Map Skin Mechanics

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 21:33 AWST)

MTorrice writes: An international research team has built electronic, flexible patches that can measure the mechanical properties of skin and other biological tissue. The sensors consist of nanoribbons of a piezoelectric material, lead zirconate titanate, which deforms when jolted with electrical energy and, conversely, produces electricity when it's deformed. The researchers mapped the skin elasticity of dozens of patients in the clinic, building up quantitative data on healthy and damaged tissue. The information could help doctors better assess conditions such as dermatitis and skin cancer. The team believes that similar sensors could be implanted inside the body to monitor blood vessels and other soft tissue for damage or dysfunction.

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Slashdot: Universe's Dark Ages May Not Be Invisible After All

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 20:27 AWST)

StartsWithABang writes: The Universe had two periods where light was abundant, separated by the cosmic dark ages. The first came at the moment of the hot Big Bang, as the Universe was flooded with (among the matter, antimatter and everything else imaginable) a sea of high-energy photons, including a large amount of visible light. As the Universe expanded and cooled, eventually the cosmic microwave background was emitted, leaving behind the barely visible, cooling photons. It took between 50 and 100 million years for the first stars to turn on, so in between these two epochs of the Universe being flooded with light, we had the dark ages. Yet the dark ages may not be totally invisible, as the forbidden spin-flip-transition of hydrogen may illuminate this time period after all.

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GNOME Look: Super flat remix icon theme 1.05 (GNOME Icon Theme)

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 20:18 AWST)

ThumbnailSuper flat remix icon theme 1.05
(GNOME Icon Theme)
All icons are available for use under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license.

Super Flat remix is a pretty simple icon theme, derived from Ultra-Flat-Icons, Paper and Flattr icon themes. Its design is mostly flat with a subtle use of shadows, highlights and gradients for some depth.

It should work with most linux distributions, under gnome, unity, cinammon, xfce, kde etc

Official webpage: http://the-ilife.com/post/127

Super Flat Remix GNOME theme: http://the-ilife.com/post/130

changelog:
[1.05]/[1.04]
Improved some app icons

[1.03]
New places icons
Some new app and mimetype icons

[1.02]
New mimetype and device icons.
New application icons.

[1.01]
New calculator, calendar, software-center, cheese, chromium and gimp icons

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GNOME Look: Super Flat Remix GNOME theme 0.1 BETA (GNOME Shell Theme)

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 20:12 AWST)

ThumbnailSuper Flat Remix GNOME theme 0.1 BETA
(GNOME Shell Theme)
This theme is available for use under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license.

Super Flat remix GNOME theme is a pretty simple shell theme, derived from Paper theme. Its design is mostly flat with a subtle use of shadows, highlights and gradients for some depth.

This theme was designed to fit with the Super Flat Remix icon theme http://the-ilife.com/post/127

Official webpage: http://the-ilife.com/post/130

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Slashdot: Nerve Cells Made From Blood Cells

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 17:31 AWST)

BarbaraHudson writes: CBC reports that Canadian scientists are turning blood into nerve cells. They do so by manipulating stem cells that have been taken from a patient's blood, eventually switching them into neural stem cells (abstract). These can then give rise to multiple different nerve cells suitable for use in the rest of the body. Team leader Mick Bhatia said, "We can actually take a patient's blood sample, as routinely performed in a doctor's office, and with it we can produce one million sensory neurons. We can also make central nervous system cells." They're working on turning the neural stem cells into motor neurons for treatment of diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

GNOME Look: Windows 8 Gtk3 (modern UI) 0.6 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 17:06 AWST)

ThumbnailWindows 8 Gtk3 (modern UI) 0.6
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Windows 8 modern UI (metro) gtk3 (+gtk2) theme.

Please rate it if you like or/and uses !
(consider this as a flat theme artwork simply, nothing more).

Metacity theme, with 16 colors is here:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=157024


This is my very 1st gtk+ theme creation, it is not yet completely achieved but is quite advanced to be released.


changelog:
May 24, 2015: v0.6
- some bugfix

May 23, 2015: v0.5
- based on gtk+ 3.14
- reworked the gtk3 part

Feb 22, 2014: v0.4
- added missing metacity and unity folders

Feb 17, 2014: v0.3
- fixed warning on gtk3
- reworked menu for gtk2

Feb 9, 2014: v0.2
- reworked the gtk3
- added theme.index file

May 20, 2013: v0.1
- first release


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Saturday May 23, 2015

GNOME Look: Laurel (Cairo-Clock Theme)

(posted on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 12:07 AWST)

ThumbnailLaurel
(Cairo-Clock Theme)
Highly resizable, pure vector clock.

(for instal: unpack to : usr/share/cairo-clock/themes)
You can use it for screenlets too
(for instal: unpack to :/usr/share/screenlets/screenlets~/clock/themes/)

And you can use for clocky too.
(for clocky, unpack to: /home/YourName/.clocky)
You can get Clocky from:
http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/Clocky?content=167525

For Gnome,KDE,Xfce...

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GNOME Look: atom theme .2 (GTK 2.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 09:54 AWST)

Thumbnailatom theme .2
(GTK 2.x Theme/Style)
Colors inspired by Atom, the cool text editor from GitHub (no affiliation) and more particularly the One Dark theme. No real work done on the titlebars as this is intended for a tiling wm that doesn\'t use them. Big ups to Greybird and Almendra Black available at http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Almendra+Black+%28xfwm4+theme%29?content=154534.

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GNOME Look: MistCentOS7 (GTK 3.x Theme/Style)

(posted on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 07:50 AWST)

ThumbnailMistCentOS7
(GTK 3.x Theme/Style)
Compact theme for CentOS 7/Scientific Linux 7

GTK theme based on Mist-Redmond and Numix
install gtk-murrine-engine


changelog:
fixed Nautilus sidebar and lasso color

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GNOME Look: It's good to be King Framed (GNOME Wallpaper 1920x1200)

(posted on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 07:32 AWST)

ThumbnailIt's good to be King Framed
(GNOME Wallpaper 1920x1200)
Snapped this photo at my local zoo, added a round frame effect.

Enjoy and Peace

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GNOME Look: It's good to be King (GNOME Wallpaper 1920x1200)

(posted on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 07:31 AWST)

ThumbnailIt's good to be King
(GNOME Wallpaper 1920x1200)
Snapped this photo at my local zoo.

Enjoy and Peace

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GNOME Look: LM Ants 1.0 (GNOME Wallpaper 2560x1600)

(posted on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 01:07 AWST)

ThumbnailLM Ants 1.0
(GNOME Wallpaper 2560x1600)


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Friday May 22, 2015

GNOME Look: Masalla icon theme 1.0 (GNOME Icon Theme)

(posted on Friday May 22, 2015 at 18:57 AWST)

ThumbnailMasalla icon theme 1.0
(GNOME Icon Theme)
masalla-icon-themes
=================
Masalla icon theme is a Vector graphics icons theme for gtk+ and kde/qt inspired by menda icon theme from manjaro team and flattr icon theme.


by hayder majid


Icons are licensed under the Creative Commons License (CC BY-SA 4.0).
=================

how to install :
1- extract the zip file and copy "masalla" folder to "/usr/share/icons" ( as root)
2- choose "masalla icon theme" from your system setting
3- have fun and be free ^^
# masalla_icon_theme
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Please Replay any app icon missing
=================

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SC Magazine: Aussie police back national facial recognition database

(posted on Friday May 22, 2015 at 14:44 AWST)

State, federal law enforcement agree on plan to tackle organised crime.

SC Magazine: Defence awards $77m radio support contract

(posted on Friday May 22, 2015 at 10:48 AWST)

Contractor Harris given additional work following rollout.

Thursday May 21, 2015

Drupal Contrib Security: Aegir - Moderately Critical - Code Execution Prevention - SA-CONTRIB-2015-113

(posted on Thursday May 21, 2015 at 03:02 AWST)

Description

The Aegir Hosting System enables you to deploy and manage Drupal sites.

When writing Apache vhost files for hosted sites on a common platform (multi-site), Aegir doesn't block execution of code uploaded to another site on the same platform.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must already have compromised another site, on the same multi-site install, sufficiently to upload executable code to its files directory.

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • A CVE identifier will be requested, and added upon issuance, in accordance
    with Drupal Security Team processes.

Versions affected

  • Aegir Hosting System 6.x-2.x versions prior to 6.x-2.4.
  • Aegir Hosting System 7.x-3.x versions prior to 7.x-3.0-beta2.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Hostmaster (Aegir) distribution,
there is nothing you need to do.

Solution

Install the latest version:

  • If you use the Aegir Hosting System for Drupal 6.x, upgrade to Aegir 6.x-2.4
  • If you use the Aegir Hosting System for Drupal 7.x, upgrade to Aegir 7.x-3.0-beta2

After installation you need to run a verify task on all hosted sites. The easiest method is to use the Views Bulk Operations on the hosting/sites page.

Also see the Hostmaster (Aegir) project page.

Reported by

Fixed by

Coordinated by

Contact and More Information

The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the contact form at https://www.drupal.org/contact.

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure code for Drupal, and securing your site.

Follow the Drupal Security Team on Twitter at https://twitter.com/drupalsecurity

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Drupal Contrib Security: Navigate - Moderately Critical - Multiple Vulnerabilities - Unsupported - SA-CONTRIB-2015-112

(posted on Thursday May 21, 2015 at 01:37 AWST)

Description

Navigate is a customizable navigation tool for Drupal.

Access Bypass

In certain situations the module does not adequately check content permissions, allowing a malicious user with "navigate view" permission to modify custom widgets and create new widget database records.

Cross-site scripting

The module also doesn't sufficiently filter text, creating an XSS vulnerability.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must have a role with the permissions "navigate view", "navigate_custom use" and either "navigate customize" or "navigate administer".

CVE identifier(s) issued

  • A CVE identifier will be requested, and added upon issuance, in accordance
    with Drupal Security Team processes.

Versions affected

All versions of Navigate module.

Drupal core is not affected. If you do not use the contributed Navigate module,
there is nothing you need to do.

Solution

If you use the Navigate module you should uninstall it.

Also see the Navigate project page.

Reported by

Fixed by

Not applicable.

Coordinated by

Contact and More Information

The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the contact form at https://www.drupal.org/contact.

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure code for Drupal, and securing your site.

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