Monday January 23, 2017

DFES Emergency Alerts: ​Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of CASUARINA in CITY OF KWINANA

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 15:57 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Casuarina Road, Coyle Road, King Road to the East and Orton Road to the north.
Content:

​A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Casuarina Road, Coyle Road, King Road to the East and Orton Road to the north. .


There is no threat to lives or homes.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire started near the intersection of MORTIMER RD and CASUARINA RD in CASUARINA.

WHAT TO DO: 

Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.

Read through your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving


Be extremely careful when driving through the area, as there is residual smoke. 

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

A number of roads have been closed including:


Mortimer Road is closed in both directions at Casuarina Road.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.


Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF KWINANA.



WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:


Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up the area for the rest of the night.

Over 40 career firefighters, Bush Fire Brigade, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:


The fire was reported at 03:52 PM on 22 January 2017 and currently there has been 8 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE: 


Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins. 


More information will be released at 11am tomorrow morning unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 23/01/2017 3:53 PM

DFES Emergency Alerts: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for part of ORANA and MILPARA in the CITY OF ALBANY

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 15:51 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Perry Road, Regelia Road and the RAAF Boundary Road in the central part of PINJAR in the CITY OF WANNEROO.
Content:

​• There is a lot of smoke in the area.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire started near the intersection of PERRY RD and DASYPOGON RD in PINJAR.

WHAT TO DO: 

If driving

Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: 

It is contained.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Perry Road is now open.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF WANNEROO.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

Firefighters are burning out unburnt pockets, patrolling the area and mopping up. 

20 Department of Parks and Wildlife and City of Wanneroo firefighters are attending.

The Wanneroo Gun Club and one residential property on Perry Road has been saved.

EXTRA INFORMATION: 

The fire was reported at 11:54 AM on 22 January 2017 and currently there has been 40 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Parks and Wildlife is now managing the fire.

TO KEEP UP TO DATE: 

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins. 

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes. 

Publication Time: 23/01/2017 3:50 PM
Region: Great Southern

DFES Emergency Alerts: Bushfire ADVICE for central part of PINJAR in CITY OF WANNEROO

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 15:44 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Perry Road, Regelia Road and the RAAF Boundary Road in the central part of PINJAR in the CITY OF WANNEROO.
Content:

​A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Perry Road, Regelia Road and the RAAF Boundary Road in the central part of PINJAR in the CITY OF WANNEROO. 

There is a lot of smoke in the area.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire started near the intersection of PERRY RD and DASYPOGON RD in PINJAR.

WHAT TO DO: 

If driving

Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: 

It is contained.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Perry Road is now open.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.


Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF WANNEROO.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

Firefighters are burning out unburnt pockets, patrolling the area and mopping up. 

20 Department of Parks and Wildlife and City of Wanneroo firefighters are attending.

The Wanneroo Gun Club and one residential property on Perry Road has been saved.


EXTRA INFORMATION: 

The fire was reported at 11:54 AM on 22 January 2017 and currently there has been 40 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Parks and Wildlife is now managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE: 


Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins. 


The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes. 


Publication Time: 23/01/2017 3:42 PM
Region: Metro

DFES Emergency Alerts: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 15:29 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Hunwick Road North, south of Hunwick Road and Cochrane Road, west of Howell Road and Prescottvale Road and north of Mutton Bird Road in MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY.
Content:

​A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Hunwick Road North, south of Hunwick Road and Cochrane Road, west of Howell Road and Prescottvale Road and north of Mutton Bird Road in MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY. 

There is a lot of smoke in the area.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire started near the intersection of MARBELUP NORTH ROAD and SOUTH COAST HIGHWAY in MARBELUP.

WHAT TO DO: 

Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.

Read through your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: 

It is contained and under control.

The fire is predominantly stationary within the containment lines, however a small section is still burning in vegetation near the Marbelup Creek.

Firefighters are planning to conduct a controlled burn in a section of bush near Marbelup Road South, approximately 1 kilometre south of South Coast Highway on Tuesday about 1pm.

Smoke and flames may be be visible in the vicinity as a result of the controlled burn. 

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site. 

The following roads have been closed, but remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY

Lloyd Road 

The following roads have been reopened, with speed restrictions in place, due to smoke and emergency personnel working in the area.

South Coast Highway

Marbelup Road (North and South)

Rutherwood Road, between South Coast Highway and Lloyd Road. 

 Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Albany .

RECOVERY : 

The City of Albany will be assisting residents who have been affected by the fire.

Residents requiring assistance should contact the City of Albany on 9841 9333.

Some communication infrastructure may have been affected by the fire. Telstra personnel are onsite and are working to restore services. 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up. 

EXTRA INFORMATION: 

The fire was reported at 02:51 PM on 18 January 2017 and currently there has been 306 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is suspicious.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

City of Albany is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE: 

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins. 

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes. 

Publication Time: 23/01/2017 3:27 PM
Region: Great Southern

DFES Emergency Alerts: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KING RIVER in the CITY OF ALBANY

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 15:08 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Hooper Road, Chester Pass Road, Norwood Road, Willyung Road and Lower King Road in KING RIVER in the CITY OF ALBANY.
Content:

Please note this fire has been downgraded from a Watch and Act to an Advice.​

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Hooper Road, Chester Pass Road, Norwood Road, Willyung Road and Lower King Road in KING RIVER in the CITY OF ALBANY. 

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as it is now contained and controlled.

There is no threat to lives or homes.

There is a lot of smoke in the area.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire started near the intersection of GREATREX RD and CHESTER PASS RD in KING RIVER.

WHAT TO DO: 

Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.

Read through your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: 

It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.


Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

Firefighters are on the scene, mopping up and monitoring the situation. 

12 Bush Fire Service, Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION: 

The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 23 January 2017.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

City of Albany is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE: 


Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins. 

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes. 

Publication Time: 23/01/2017 3:07 PM
Region: Great Southern

DFES Emergency Alerts: Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 15:03 AWST)

Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area of South Coast Highway near Wellstead Crossing in the southern part of BOXWOOD HILL in SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.
Content:

​• There is no threat to lives or homes.

There is a lot of smoke in the area.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire started near the intersection of SOUTH COAST HWY and the Pallinup River in BOXWOOD HILL.

Minor activity and hot spots sill remain within containment lines.

WHAT TO DO: 

If driving

Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: 

It is contained and under control.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

Firefighters are patrolling the area. 

3 Bush Fire Service and Shire of Jerramungup firefighters are attending.

EXTRA INFORMATION: 

The fire was reported at 12:46 PM on 20 January 2017 and currently there has been 165 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Shire of Jerramungup is managing the fire.

TO KEEP UP TO DATE: 

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins. 

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes. 

Publication Time: 23/01/2017 3:02 PM
Region: Great Southern

Slashdot: Three States Propose DMCA-Countering 'Right To Repair' Laws

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 13:44 AWST)

Automakers are using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to shut down tools used by car mechanics -- but three states are trying to stop them. An anonymous reader quotes IFixIt.Org: in 2014, Ford sued Autel for making a tool that diagnoses car trouble and tells you what part fixes it. Autel decrypted a list of Ford car parts, which wound up in their diagnostic tool. Ford claimed that the parts list was protected under copyright (even though data isn't creative work) -- and cracking the encryption violated the DMCA. The case is still making its way through the courts. But this much is clear: Ford didn't like Autel's competing tool, and they don't mind wielding the DMCA to shut the company down... Thankfully, voters are stepping up to protect American jobs. Just last week, at the behest of constituents, three states -- Nebraska, Minnesota, and New York -- introduced Right to Repair legislation (more states will follow). These 'Fair Repair' laws would require manufacturers to provide service information and sell repair parts to owners and independent repair shops. Activist groups like the EFF and Repair.org want to "ensure that repair people aren't marked as criminals under the DMCA," according to the site, arguing that we're heading towards a future with many more gadgets to fix. "But we'll have to fix copyright law first."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 12:58 AWST)

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DFES Emergency Alerts: Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the the Kimberley districts

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:44 AWST)

Category: Flood
Alert Summary: People in the Fitzroy River catchment need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected over the coming days.
Content:

​People in the Fitzroy River catchment need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected over the coming days. . 

Water will be fast flowing and levels will rise quickly. 

WHAT TO DO:  

DFES advises you to: 

Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate.

Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.

Relocate equipment and livestock so they do not get caught in floodwaters.

Prepare pet food or stockfeed in case you cannot return home for a few days.

Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.

Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.

If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.

IF DRIVING:

Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.

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.

If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately and seek shelter above floodwater.

ROAD CLOSURES: 

Expect water over roads throughout the Kimberley. Gibb River Road has been closed from Blina Turnoff (west end) to Great Northern Highway turnoff (east end). It is closed to all vehicles until further notice.

Motorists are asked to exercise caution throughout the Kimberley until further notice due to water at floodways.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.

FLOOD DETAILS:  

As at 23/01/2017 10:16:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises widespread rainfall totals of 10 mm to 30 mm have been recorded in the Fitzroy River catchment with isolated higher falls up to 44 mm.. 

Widespread flooding is no longer expected in the Kimberley District, but a minor flood warning remains for the Fitzroy River.

Fitzroy River to Fitzroy Crossing:

The Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing is expected to remain below the minor flood level (9.50 m) during

Monday into Tuesday.

The Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing is currently at 6.22 metres and falling.

Fitzroy River from Fitzroy Crossing to Noonkanbah:

The Fitzroy River at Noonkanbah is expected to continue to fall and remain below the minor flood level

(9.5m) during Monday into Tuesday.

The Fitzroy River at Noonkanbah is currently at 8.92 metres and falling.

Fitzroy River from Noonkanbah to Willare:

Minor flooding is expected to continue along the Fitzroy River from Noonkanbah to Willare during Monday

into Tuesday.

The Fitzroy River at Willare is currently at 8.17 metres and steady. The Fitzroy River at Willare is expected to

peak near 8.25 metres during Monday.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au 

For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213. 

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING: 

DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS: 

For SES assistance call 132 500  

In a life threatening situation call 000  

For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        

KEEP UP TO DATE: 

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins. 

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.   

Publication Time: 23/01/2017 10:41 AM
Region: Kimberley

DFES Emergency Alerts: Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Pilbara districts

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:27 AWST)

Category: Flood
Alert Summary: People in the De Grey River need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected today and over the next few days.
Content:

​People in the De Grey River need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected today and over the next few days.

Water will be fast flowing and levels will rise quickly. 

WHAT TO DO:  

DFES advises you to: 

Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate.

Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.

Relocate equipment and livestock so they do not get caught in floodwaters.

Prepare pet food or stockfeed in case you cannot return home for a few days.

Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.

Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.

If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.

IF DRIVING:

Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.

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.

If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately and seek shelter above floodwater.

ROAD CLOSURES: 

Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Extreme caution is advised throughout the East Pilbara due to heavy rainfall, flash flooding can be expected in the area.

Drivers are asked to exercise caution while driving on the following roads due to water over the road:

Nanutarra Munjina Road open to all vehicles (both directions) Youngaleena intersection to Auski Roadhouse, Munjina

Nanutarra Munjina Road open to trucks only (both directions) Fortescue Valley road to Youngaleena intersection

Nanutarra Munjina Road open to 4wds and trucks only (both directions) Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road intersection to Fortescue Crossing Drive

Great Northern Highway one lane open (both directions) from Meekatharra to Capricorn

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR by contacting your local Shire.

FLOOD DETAILS:  

As at 23/01/2017 10:15:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises River levels above the minor flood level are expected to continue in the De Grey River catchment during Sunday into Monday. Areas of flooding are expected to ease in the Interior District during Sunday and Monday.. 

A trough lies across the southern Pilbara with a general westerly flow across northern WA.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Monday, rainfall totals of less than 5mm have been recorded in the De Grey River catchment. 

For the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday there is a medium chance of a shower forecast for the De Grey River catchment.

Oakover River:

Flooding above the minor flood level is expected to continue at Ripon Hills Road during Monday into Tuesday.

Nullagine River:

Flooding above the minor flood level is expected to continue at Nullagine and Tumbinna Pool during Monday into Tuesday.

Coongan River:

The Coongan River at Marble Bar and Marble Bar Road Crossing is expected to remain below the minor flood level during Monday into Tuesday.

Shaw River:

The Shaw River at North Pole Mine and Marble Bar Road is expected to remain below the minor flood level during Monday into Tuesday.

De Grey River:

The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is expected to remain below the minor flood level (5.50 m) during Monday in Tuesday.

The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is currently at 4.02 metres and rising.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au 

For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213. 

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING: 

DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS: 

For SES assistance call 132 500  

In a life threatening situation call 000  

For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        

KEEP UP TO DATE: 

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins. 

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.   

Publication Time: 23/01/2017 10:26 AM
Region: Pilbara

Slashdot: 'IT Issue' Grounded All United Airlines Flights In The US

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:14 AWST)

For two and a half hours -- no take-offs. An anonymous reader quotes NBC News: All of United Airlines' domestic flights were grounded Sunday night because of a computer outage, the Federal Aviation Administration said as scores of angry travelers sounded off on social media... U.S. officials told NBC News that the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS, had issues with low bandwidth. No further explanation was immediately available for what United described only as "an IT issue." An hour ago United tweeted that they'd finally lifted the stop and were "working to get flights on their way." 66 flights were cancelled just at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, the Chicago Department of Aviation told the Associated Press, and though the article doesn't identify the total number of flights affected, "Chicago-based United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

SC Magazine: Vodafone pushes to curb future NBN Co 'bad behaviour'

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 09:45 AWST)

Why Telstra-era rules remain relevant.

DFES Emergency Alerts: Smoke Alert for Manjimup, Bridgetown, Donnybrook, Boyup Brook and surrounds in the the South West

DFES Emergency Alerts (posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 09:27 AWST)

Category: Smoke Alert
Alert Summary: The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Manjimup, Bridgetown, Donnybrook, Boyup Brook and surrounds.
Content:

​The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Manjimup, Bridgetown, Donnybrook, Boyup Brook and surrounds. 

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today 16km north-west of Pemberton.

WHAT TO DO:   

If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

 KEEP UP TO DATE: 

Visit http://emergency.wa.gov.au, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or listen to news bulletins 

Publication Time: 23/01/2017 9:25 AM
Region: South West

SC Magazine: South Korea prosecutors summon Samsung Electronics executive

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 09:09 AWST)

VP fifth in group to be called in for questioning.

Slashdot: Ask Slashdot: Should Commercial Software Prices Be Pegged To a Country's GDP?

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 09:06 AWST)

Here's a bright idea from dryriver Why don't software makers look at the average income level in a given country -- per capita GDP for example -- and adjust their software prices in these countries accordingly? Most software makers in the U.S. and EU currently insist on charging the full U.S. or EU price in much poorer countries. "Rampant piracy" and "low sales" is often the result in these countries. Why not change this by charging lower software prices in less wealthy countries? This presupposes the continuing existence of closed-source software businesses -- but is there a way to make that pricing more fair? Leave your best suggestions in the comments. should commercial software prices be pegged to a country's GDP?

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Slashdot: C++ Creator Wants To Solve 35-Year-Old Generic Programming Issues With Concepts

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 08:06 AWST)

C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup is arguing that we can improve code by grounding generic programming in concepts -- what's required by a template's arguments. An anonymous reader quotes Paul Krill's report on a new paper by Stroustrup: In concepts, Stroustrup sees the solution to the interface specification problem that has long dogged C++, the language he founded more than 35 years ago. "The way we write generic code today is simply too different from the way we write other code," Stroustrup says... Currently an ISO technical specification, concepts provide well-specified interfaces to templates without runtime overhead. Concepts, Stroustrup writes, are intended to complete C++'s support for generic programming as initially envisioned. "The purpose of concepts is to fundamentally simplify and improve design. This leads to fewer bugs and clearer -- often shorter -- code"... Concepts, Stroustrup believes, will greatly ease engineers' ability to write efficient, reliable C++ code... The most obvious effect will be a massive improvement in the quality of error messages, but the most important long-term effect will be found in the flexibility and clarity of code, Stroustrup says. "In particular, having well-specified interfaces allows for simple, general and zero-overhead overloading of templates. That simplifies much generic code" Concepts are already available in GNU C Compiler 6.2, and Stroustrup wants them to be included in C++ 20. "In my opinion, concepts should have been part of C++ 17, but the committee couldn't reach consensus on that."

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GNOME Look: Toothless Colour Background [Wallpaper Other]

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 07:01 AWST)

ThumbnailToothless Colour Background
(Wallpaper Other)
Digital artwork of Toothless from HTTYD in a computer-edited forest background using a Wacom one Tablet and The Gimp. Can be used both as GRUB or Desktop Wallpaper. Size: 2129*1197 px - Ideal for computers with 1366*768 screen resolutions.

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SC Magazine: Symantec in another bogus digital certs blunder

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 07:00 AWST)

"Test" certificates revoked.

Slashdot: Do Android Users Still Use Custom Roms?

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 06:53 AWST)

"With all of the drama at CyanogenMod, Android Authority takes a look at the current state of custom ROM development," writes Slashdot reader Thelasko. From the article: The future of CyanogenMod appears uncertain, after the open source ROM was forced to fork under the name Lineage OS. Fortunately there are already other remixed versions of Android available, with some of the most popular being Paranoid Android, Resurrection Remix, and Dirty Unicorns... [But] with each new version of Android, the gap between Android and popular custom ROMs has shrunk, which begs an interesting question: Are custom ROMs even necessary anymore? To answer this, let's take a quick look at the state of custom ROM development as it exists today. The article points out that mobile virtual reality is "on the verge of becoming mainstream and the wearable market has grown tremendously," asking whether custom firmware will also integrate these newer technologies. But the original submission also asks a question that's closer to home. What custom ROMs do Slashdot users have installed?

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Slashdot: Database Attacks Spread To CouchDB, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch Servers

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 05:50 AWST)

An anonymous reader writes: Two weeks after cybercriminal groups started to hijack and hold for ransom MongoDB servers, similar attacks are now taking place against CouchDB, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch servers. According to the latest tallies, the number of hijacked MongoDB servers is 34,000 (out of 69,000 available on Shodan), 4,681 ElasticSearch clusters (out of 33,000), 126 Hadoop datastores (out of 5,400), and 452 CouchDB databases (out of 4,600). Furthermore, the group that has hijacked the most MongoDB and ElasticSearch servers is also selling the scripts it used for the attacks. Two security researchers are tracking the attacks on Google spreadsheets, and report that when a ransom is paid, many victims still report that their data is never restored. But the researchers also identified 124 Hadoop servers where the attacker simply replaced all the tables with a data entry named NODATA4U_SECUREYOURSHIT. "What's strange about these attacks is that the threat actor isn't asking for a ransom demand," reports Bleeping Computer. "Instead, he's just deleting data from Hadoop servers that have left their web-based admin panel open to remote connections on the Internet."

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SC Magazine: Apple accuses chipmaker of extortion in $1.3bn lawsuit

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 04:57 AWST)

Goes head-to-head with Qualcomm in US court.

Latest Kernel Versions: 4.10-rc5: mainline

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 04:54 AWST)

Version:4.10-rc5 (mainline)
Released:2017-01-22
Source:linux-4.10-rc5.tar.xz
PGP Signature:linux-4.10-rc5.tar.sign
Patch:patch-4.10-rc5.xz

SC Magazine: Snowden's favoured secure email provider Lavabit reboots

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 04:54 AWST)

Built on new end-to-end encryption standard.

Slashdot: Mozilla Releases New Open Source 'Internet Health Report'

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 04:50 AWST)

Slashdot reader Krystalo shared this VentureBeat article: Fresh off its brand redesign, Mozilla has released The Internet Health Report, an open-source initiative to document the state of the internet, combining research and reporting from multiple sources... Mozilla's goal is to start a constructive discussion about the health of the internet by exploring what is currently healthy and unhealthy, as well as what lies ahead... One notable statistic is the number of people who can't get online in the first place. The report shows that 57.8% of the world's population cannot afford broadband internet, and 39.5% cannot afford an internet connection on their mobile device. Other findings include the fact that there were 51 intentional internet shutdowns across 18 countries in the first 10 months of 2016; almost one-third of the world's population has no data protection rights; and 52% of all websites are in English, even though only 25% of the global population understands the language. They're now gathering feedback and choosing which metrics to revisit every year, but five key topics include "decentralization: who controls the internet" and "open innovation: how open is it?" as well as security, web literacy, and digital inclusion. But Mozilla says their ultimate goal is very simple: to identify what's helping -- and what's hurting -- the internet.

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SC Magazine: Cyber scammers pose as anti-cybercrime officials

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 04:37 AWST)

ACORN warns users it will never call them out of the blue.

SC Magazine: Tabcorp eyes world domination with new betting platform

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 04:30 AWST)

Homegrown Sun Bets project paves way for future markets.

SC Magazine: NSW Finance creates CISO role in reshuffle

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 04:00 AWST)

Lures Coca-Cola Amatil’s cybersecurity boss.

Slashdot: The 32-Bit Dog Ate 16 Million Kids' CS Homework

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 03:44 AWST)

"Any student progress from 9:19 to 10:33 a.m. on Friday was not saved..." explained the embarrassed CTO of the educational non-profit Code.org, "and unfortunately cannot be recovered." Slashdot reader theodp writes: Code.org CTO Jeremy Stone gave the kids an impromptu lesson on the powers of two with his explanation of why The Cloud ate their homework. "The way we store student coding activity is in a table that until today had a 32-bit index... The database table could only store 4 billion rows of coding activity information [and] we didn't realize we were running up to the limit, and the table got full. We have now made a new student activity table that is storing progress by students. With the new table, we are switching to a 64-bit index which will hold up to 18 quintillion rows of information. The issue also took the site offline, temporarily making the work of 16 million K-12 students who have used the nonprofit's Code Studio disappear. "On the plus side, this new table will be able to store student coding information for millions of years," explains the site's CTO. But besides Friday's missing saves, "On the down side, until we've moved everything over to the new table, some students' code from before today may temporarily not appear, so please be patient with us as we fix it."

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Slashdot: Tiny New Robots Perform Eye Surgery

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 02:34 AWST)

A tiny new Robotic Retinal Dissection Device -- nicknamed "R2D2" -- can crawl into an incision in the eye and lift a membrane no more than a hundredth of a millimeter. "The cables that enable the robot to navigate are each 110 microns across, a little over the diameter of a human hair," reports the MIT Technology Review. The robot is controlled by a joystick (while providing a live camera feed to the ophthalmologist). In September an Oxford professor used it to perform the first operation inside the human eye, and since then five more patients have undergone robot-assisted operations at an Oxford hospital. In one procedure, a gene-therapy virus that stops retinal degeneration "was planted on the retina itself, a procedure only made possible by R2D2's unprecedented precision." Robotic surgery is already happening. The article points out that Da Vinci, an elephant-sized surgical robot that repairs heart valves, "has operated on more than three million patients around the world." But the Oxford professor believes these tiny eye robots "will open the door to new operations for which the human hand does not have the necessary control and precision."

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Slashdot: Army Bug Bounty Researcher Compromises US Defense Department's Internal Network

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 01:34 AWST)

Thursday the U.S. Army shared some surprising results from its first bug bounty program -- a three-week trial in which they invite 371 security researchers "trained in figuring out how to break into computer networks they're not supposed to." An anonymous reader quotes Threatpost: The Army said it received more than 400 bug reports, 118 of which were unique and actionable. Participants who found and reported unique bugs that were fixed were paid upwards of $100,000... The Army also shared high-level details on one issue that was uncovered through the bounty by a researcher who discovered that two vulnerabilities on the goarmy.com website could be chained together to access, without authentication, an internal Department of Defense website. "They got there through an open proxy, meaning the routing wasn't shut down the way it should have been, and the researcher, without even knowing it, was able to get to this internal network, because there was a vulnerability with the proxy, and with the actual system," said a post published on HackerOne, which managed the two bounty programs on its platform. "On its own, neither vulnerability is particularly interesting, but when you pair them together, it's actually very serious."

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Slashdot: Is The Tech Industry Driving Families Out of San Francisco?

(posted on Monday January 23, 2017 at 00:34 AWST)

Why does San Francisco now have fewer children per capita than any of America's largest 100 cities? An anonymous reader writes: A move to the suburbs began in the 1970s, but "The tech boom now reinforces the notion that San Francisco is a place for the young, single and rich," according to the New York Times. "When we imagine having kids, we think of somewhere else," one software engineer tells the paper. The article describes "neighborhoods where employees of Google, Twitter and so many other technology companies live or work" where the sidewalks make it seem "as if life started at 22 and ended somewhere around 40." Or is San Francisco just part of a larger trend? "California, which has one of the world's 10 largest economies, recently released data showing the lowest birthrate since the Great Depression. And the Los Angeles Times argues California's experience may just be following national trends. The drop "likely stems from the recession, a drop in teenage pregnancies and an increase in people attending college and taking longer to graduate, therefore putting off having children, said Walter Schwarm, a demographer at the Department of Finance." So is this part of a larger trend -- or something unique about San Francisco? The New York Times also quotes Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, who believes technology workers are putting off families when they move to the Silicon Valley area because they anticipate long working hours. There's also complaints about San Francisco's public school system -- 30% of its children now attend private schools, the highest percentage of any large American city. But according to the article, Peter Thiel believes that San Francisco is just "structurally hostile to families."

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Sunday January 22, 2017

Slashdot: Humans, Not Climate Change, Wiped Out Australian Megafauna

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 23:34 AWST)

"New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate change," reports Phys.org. schwit1 quotes their report on new analysis of a prehistoric sediment core from the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia. The core contains chronological layers of material blown and washed into the ocean, including dust, pollen, ash and spores from a fungus called Sporormiella that thrived on the dung of plant-eating mammals, said CU Boulder Professor Gifford Miller, who participated in the study... Fungal spores from plant-eating mammal dung were abundant in the sediment core layers from 150,000 years ago to about 45,000 years ago, when they went into a nosedive, said Miller... "The abundance of these spores is good evidence for a lot of large mammals on the southwestern Australian landscape up until about 45,000 years ago," he said. "Then, in a window of time lasting just a few thousand years, the megafauna population collapsed." The Australian collection of megafauna some 50,000 years ago included 1,000-pound kangaroos, 2-ton wombats, 25-foot-long lizards, 400-pound flightless birds, 300-pound marsupial lions and Volkswagen-sized tortoises. More than 85 percent of Australia's mammals, birds and reptiles weighing over 100 pounds went extinct shortly after the arrival of the first humans, said Miller... "There is no evidence of significant climate change during the time of the megafauna extinction." The article adds that last year Miller also identified the first direct evidence that humans preyed on Australian megafauna -- burned eggshells from a 400-pound bird.

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GNOME Look: Next Stop...LINUX MINT [Wallpapers Mint]

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 22:40 AWST)

ThumbnailNext Stop...LINUX MINT
(Wallpapers Mint)
This is my first contribution to this site in many years. I hope to do many more.

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Slashdot: NASA Names an Asteroid After 'Star Trek' Actor Wil Wheaton

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 22:34 AWST)

"An asteroid going boldly through the universe now carries a new name that honors actor Will Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation," reports CNET. An anonymous reader quotes their article. The announcement showed up on Twitter Wednesday from NASA's Ron Baalke, who describes himself as a "space explorer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory". Wheaton is in good company with other Star Trek alumni. Asteroid 7307 Takei is named for Sulu actor George Takei and 68410 Nichols gets its name from Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura. There's also asteroid 4659 Roddenberry for Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. "Today, I found out that I kind of get to be in space and live right here on Earth..." Wheaton wrote on his blog Wednesday, describing his life-long interest in space exploration. "As soon as it gets dark here, I'm going to walk out into my backyard, look up into the sky, just a little above Sirius, and know that, even though I can't see it with my naked eye, it's out there, and it's named after me."

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GNOME Look: Flat-Mac Theme [GTK3 Themes]

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 20:41 AWST)

ThumbnailFlat-Mac Theme
(GTK3 Themes)
A material-like design macOS theme. Designed for GNOME 3.22 I think this theme is working properly with GNOME 3.20 Flat-Mac theme doesn't working properly with GNOME 3.18 or older versions. I'm sorry. Tested only on GNOME 3.22.2 in Antergos Linux Mother theme: Flat-Plat-light Some contents of macOS Sierra, VimixLight and Ashes themes are used. Recommended icon themes: * Paper * Macbuntu Recommended cursor theme: * Capitanie

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Slashdot: An AI Is Finally Trouncing The World's Best Poker Players

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 19:34 AWST)

Halfway through the "Brains vs. AI" poker competition, an AI named Libratus is trouncing its human opponents, who are four of the world's top professional players. One of the pros, Jimmy Chou, said he and his colleagues initially underestimated Libratus, but have come to regard it as one tough player. "The bot gets better and better every day," Chou said. "It's like a tougher version of us"... Chou said he and the other pros have shared notes and tips each day, looking for weaknesses they can each exploit. "The first couple of days, we had high hopes," Chou said. "But every time we find a weakness, it learns from us and the weakness disappears the next day." By Saturday, the AI had amassed a lead of $693,531 after 56,732 hands in the 120,000-hand match (which is being livestreamed by the Rivers Casino on Twitch). "I'm feeling good," said Tuomas Sandholm, the computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon who co-created the AI. "The algorithms are performing great. They're better at solving strategy ahead of time, better at driving strategy during play and better at improving strategy on the fly."

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GNOME Look: mint bootsplash v2 [Plymouth Themes]

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 18:25 AWST)

Thumbnailmint bootsplash v2
(Plymouth Themes)
to install: 1. copy file to usr/share/plymouth/themes 2. run in terminal: sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/zorin/zorin.plymouth 100 sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth sudo update-initramfs -u Demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puPn552PIS0&feature=youtu.be

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GNOME Look: T4G-theme [GTK3 Themes]

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 17:49 AWST)

ThumbnailT4G-theme
(GTK3 Themes)
T4G (Theme For Gnome) A heavily modified version of the Arc-theme with many transparent items This is a pure gnome edition: Only GTK 3 and GTK 2 files included (no metacity-theme because gnome 3 draws its own window decorations ) Works with 3.20+ To put the buttons to the left open a terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout "close,minimize,maximize:" UPDATED! Now I added a matching gnome-shell theme.

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Slashdot: Geek Avenges Stolen Laptop By Remotely Accessing Thief's Facebook Account

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 16:34 AWST)

An anonymous reader quotes Hot Hardware: Stu Gale, who just so happens to be a computer security expert, had the misfortune of having his laptop stolen from his car overnight. However, Gale did have remote software installed on the device which allowed him to track whenever it came online. So, he was quite delighted to see that a notification popped up on one of his other machines alerting him that his stolen laptop was active. Gale took the opportunity to remote into the laptop, only to find that the not-too-bright thief was using his laptop to login to her Facebook account. The thief eventually left her Facebook account open and left the room, after which Gale had the opportunity to snoop through her profile and obtain all of her private information. "I went through and got her phone numbers, friends list and pictures..." Given that Gale was able to see her phone numbers listed on Facebook, he sent text messages to all of those numbers saying that he was going to report her to the police. He also posted her info to a number of Facebook groups, which spooked the thief enough to not only delete her Facebook account, but also her listed phone numbers. In 2008 Slashdot ran a similar story, where it took several weeks of remote monitoring before a laptop thief revealed his identity. (The victim complained that "It was kind of frustrating because he was mostly using it to watch porn.") But in this case, Gale just remotely left a note on the laptop -- and called one of the thief's friends -- and eventually turned over all the information to the police, who believe an arrest will follow. Gale seems less confident, and tells one Calgary newspaper "I'm realistic. I'm not going to see that computer again. But at least I got some comic relief."

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DFES Fire Danger Ratings: Severe fire danger advice for parts of the Midwest Gascoyne on Monday

DFES Fire Danger Ratings (posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 16:22 AWST)

Category: Fire Danger Severe
Alert Summary: A Severe Fire Danger Rating has been forecast for Monday 23 January for parts of the Midwest Gascoyne.
Content:

​A Severe Fire Danger Rating has been forecast for Monday 23 January for parts of the Midwest Gascoyne.

This includes: 

Shire of Carnarvon

Shire of Shark Bay

Shire of Meekatharra

Shire of Menzies – the far western part

Shire of Mount Magnet Shire of Murchison Shire of Sandstone

Shire of Wiluna – western edge and the south western tip

Shire of Yalgoo

These are very hot, dry and windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.

If a fire starts and takes hold: 

It will be unpredictable, move very fast and difficult for firefighters to bring under control. 

Spot fires will start and move quickly. Embers may come from many directions. 

If you live in or near bush, high fuel loads or a forested area then you are at risk and need to take action: 

Read through your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have one decide what you will do if a fire starts. 

If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving bushfire risk areas early in the day is your safest option. 

Homes that are prepared to the highest level, have been constructed to bushfire protection levels and are actively defended may provide safety. You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions. 

To find out what the Fire Danger Rating means to you visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au or call 9395 9300 during normal office hours.

Check the Fire Danger Rating for your area by visiting www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213 (call charges apply).

Publication Time: 22/01/2017 4:20 PM
Expiration Time: 24/01/2017 12:00 AM
Region: Midwest Gascoyne

GNOME Look: Polished Linux Mint XFCE Icons [Icon Themes]

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 09:14 AWST)

ThumbnailPolished Linux Mint XFCE Icons
(Icon Themes)
I polished lilemn's fullest20160424 icon theme for xfce4 on Linux Mint. This Linux Mint XFCE theme expands the icon collection originating from Genome, HumanX, Tango etc... with icons harvested from gnome, hicolor, Mint-X, Mint-X-Sand and Mint-Y. Many of those have been edited and new icons released under the Creative Commons license have been added from Pixabay. I also included a new Linux Mint menu icon by Jernau. To install, extract this package to ~/.icons/ (or /usr/share/icons/). Then go to Appearance and select the new icon theme. To change the text color on the xfce panel, 'gtk-theme-config' must be installed. Run the new Theme Configuration from Appearance.

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GNOME Look: Uniform+GIMP [Gimp Themes]

(posted on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 00:05 AWST)

ThumbnailUniform+GIMP
(Gimp Themes)
For GIMP Move to .gimp-2.8/themes choose: Gimp - Edit - Options - Theme - Uniform+GIMP - Ok Тема для GIMP Поместить в .gimp-2.8/themes Выбрать: в Gimp - Правка - Параметры - Тема - Uniform+GIMP - Ок Full GNOME Icon Theme Uniform+ Полная тема иконок Uniform+ здесь [url]http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Uniform%2B?content=173995[/url]

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Saturday January 21, 2017

GNOME Look: Inkscape icons [Icon Themes]

(posted on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 21:41 AWST)

ThumbnailInkscape icons
(Icon Themes)
This is an alternative toolbar icontheme for Inkscape 0.91. Goes just fine with the Numix icon themes. There's a version for dark window themes as well. HOW TO USE? Download the zipfile Unzip the zipfile in /home/yourname/.config/inkscape/icons (if the directory doesn't exist, just make it). The file you want to use should be (re)named 'icons.svg' in order for Inkscape to find it. Done. Feel free to open icons.svg in inkscape and delete the icons you don't want to replace. !! Please be advised that Inkscape gives priority to your system wide icon theme for some icons (like 'save', 'dropper tool', ...), so use numix there for best result... REVERT? Rename or delete icons.svg in /home/yourname/.config/inkscape/icons

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GNOME Look: Kiss-Kool-Red-Minimalist [GTK3 Themes]

(posted on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 20:56 AWST)

ThumbnailKiss-Kool-Red-Minimalist
(GTK3 Themes)
Thème :Kiss-Kool-Red-Minimalist Crée sous : Linux Mint 18 Lien externe

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Friday January 20, 2017

Ubuntu Security Notices: tutorials.ubuntu.com goes live!

(posted on Friday January 20, 2017 at 21:49 AWST)

We are really proud to announce that Tutorials Ubuntu went live this week!

What are ubuntu tutorials?
Ubuntu tutorials are a topic-specific walkthroughs, giving you a very practical experience on a particular domain. They are just like learning from pair programming except you can do it on your own! They provide a step-by-step process to doing development and devops activities on Ubuntu machines, servers or devices.

Each tutorial has:

  • A clear and detailed summary of what you will learn in this tutorial
  • The content difficulty level: you will know where to start from!
  • An estimated completion time for each step and the whole tutorial, so that you plan precisely depending on your availability.
  • A “where to go from there” final step, guiding you to the next logical places to get more information about that particular subject, or the next tutorial you can follow now that you have learned those notions.

For now, the tutorials focus mainly on building and using snaps and Ubuntu Core. If you’d like to see tutorials cover more topics, or if you’re interested in contributing tutorials, let us know.

A snap for all tutorials!
And that’s not all! You can as well work offline if you desire and always take your tutorials with you! Using the snap technology, we built a tutorial snap including the same content and the same technology as the one you can find on the website (that’s the beauty of snaps!)

To get access to it, on any snap system like Ubuntu desktop 16.04 LTS, just type:

$ snap install snap-codelabs

Open your browser at http://localhost:8123/ and enjoy!

Note that its name and design will soon change to align more with tutorials.ubuntu.com.

You can contribute too!

If you plan to help us contributing and creating a new ubuntu tutorial, it’s pretty simple! The backend is based on a simple google doc with a straightforward syntax. If you’d like to write your own tutorial here are some Guidelines you can follow that will help you with the tone of voice, content and much more. Let us know what you’re done!

You will note that we based our content on Google Codelab framework that they have open sourced. A big up to them!

We hope you’ll like playing and learning those new concepts in a fun and interactive way! See you soon during your next tutorial.

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Linux Mint: Changes to Cinnamon Spices

(posted on Friday January 20, 2017 at 21:18 AWST)

Introduction

The Cinnamon desktop can be themed and its features can be extended by adding applets, desklets and extensions. In Cinnamon lingo, all these addons are referred to as “spices”. The goal is to let you spice up your Cinnamon experience so you can enjoy your desktop environment, feel even more at home with it and benefit from niche features and look and feel which go beyond what is developed by the Linux Mint and Cinnamon teams.

Spices can be installed from within Cinnamon -> System Settings -> Applets/Desklets/Extensions/Themes, or by visiting https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com.

Rationale

Throughout the years we’ve seen great spices being developed by 3rd party artists and developers. The “Weather” applet developed by mockturtl is an example of a very popular spice. Just like a killer app, it’s something many people add to their environment right after a fresh install. Spices like that greatly enhance the user experience in the Cinnamon desktop.

Unfortunately, throughout the years we’ve also seen spices deteriorate that experience by bringing down the overall quality of the Cinnamon desktop. Some spices aren’t packaged properly and thus cannot be installed successfully from the System Settings…. some spices don’t work at all, and in some extreme cases we’ve even seen some spices make the Cinnamon desktop crash or fail to load.

Another issue is security. In an ideal world we provide the platform for users to enjoy 3rd party development and for developers to reach their audience in the simplest possible manner. In practice, and we’ve seen this last year when our project and users were the targets of specific attacks, we can no longer blindly trust 3rd parties and expose users to them directly. All changes coming from sources we don’t trust must be reviewed to guarantee the absence of malicious code.

Scope

It’s hard to reduce empowerment and raise expectations while explaining a trust issue to 3rd party developers and artists (although the changes we’re implementing also bring a lot of benefits to them which I think some of them will really enjoy) and we’ll do this on Segfault with a separate blog post.

In this blog post, I’ll address the Cinnamon users and explain the changes we implemented.

Thanks

Before I start I’d like to thank to Design Team, and in particular Eran Gilo for his beautiful design, and Carlos Fernandez, Darryn Bourgeois and Nick Karnaukhov  for their amazing work on the implementation.

I’d like to thank the Development Team also for helping me define all these changes and discussing them with me.

Revamped Spices website

The first thing you’ll notice when visiting https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com is the new look and feel.

This is the result of the work produced by the Design Team. As you can see, things look much better when designed by artists 🙂

You’ll also notice that you can no longer login, logout or register on the website. The reason for this is that a second update is coming. The Design Team is currently revamping authentication, comments and ratings.

In the past you needed to sign up on the website, wait for an email, log in and then you could comment and rate spices on a scale of 1 to 5.

This is all getting changed.

We don’t need to know your email address or to store your password and we no longer want to. You’ll no longer sign up or login with us. You’ll have the ability to use your existing online identity so you’ll review and rate as yourself directly, without needing a dedicated account. We’ll very likely support Facebook, Github and Google, and possibly other social networks.

Ratings will be simplified. In the past you could downvote spices and your rating carried the same weight on the score whether it was done last week or 4 years ago. This made it easy for people to trick the system unfairly and it made it hard for new spices to compete with established ones. Going forward you’ll only be able to “like” things. Spices will be considered “popular” not only because they received many “likes”, but also because they did so “recently”.

Improved security

All code changes affecting spices are now version controlled.

All code changes made by untrusted parties are now reviewed.

Improved maintenance

Spices used to be developed solely by their author.

They’re now maintained co-jointly by their author, the Development Team and a new team made of trusted Spices developers.

This brings a lot of benefits…

In the past, if the author of a spice didn’t fix something, it never got fixed. In contrast, anyone can fix bugs in spices now. The Development Team can commit the fix directly into it and anyone else can provide a fix via a pull request on github.

It doesn’t mean all bugs will get fixed, but it’s certainly going to boost bug fixing in Cinnamon spices.

Maintenance is centralized and bug fixes can be done across the board and affect multiple spices. If somebody fixes something in one spice and the same fix could be applied to other spices, that person has the ability to provide a single fix affecting multiple spices. In the past, this rarely happened, because it would have required an author to communicate with other authors and for them to copy over their fix.

Spices can gain support for future versions of Cinnamon “before” they come out. Cinnamon 3.2 required changes in themes and many of them don’t look good as a result. The development team is now able to modify spices as changes are being implemented in Cinnamon itself. It’s not just a matter of telling artists and developers about changes which affect their spice, we’re now able to actually fix things for them directly before ever breaking them 🙂

Streamlined development delivery

The development of spices now happens on Github. It’s all version controlled and using top of the art technology and the same tools we’re using to develop Cinnamon itself.

Changes made on Github are synced automatically towards the https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com website and towards your desktop environment. If we fix a bug on Github, a few minutes later it’s there on the website and your Cinnamon desktop sees it as an available spice update.

If you browse the website and look at a particular spice, you’ll see when it was last edited and what its last commit is. If you click on this commit hash, you’ll see its Git history, i.e. all the changes that occurred to that spice.

Limitations

Be aware that when the authentication/comments/rating revamp arrives we’ll reset all the scores to zero and we might also start from scratch on the comments.

All spices kept their existing “uuid” (which represents their unique identity) except for themes (which didn’t have any in the past). In layman terms this means that changes made to applets, desklets and extensions will be detected by your Cinnamon desktop as new versions of these spices… but this won’t happen for themes that you already installed, since their uuid changed.

If you installed themes, please remove them and reinstall them. Once this is done you’ll be able to update them again when changes are pushed.

Information for developers and artists

If you are developing spices, please also read http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2017/01/changes-to-cinnamon-spices-for-developer-and-artists/

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Latest Kernel Versions: 4.9.5: stable

(posted on Friday January 20, 2017 at 17:56 AWST)

Version:4.9.5 (stable)
Released:2017-01-20
Source:linux-4.9.5.tar.xz
PGP Signature:linux-4.9.5.tar.sign
Patch:patch-4.9.5.xz (Incremental)
ChangeLog:ChangeLog-4.9.5

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