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Analysis: The Flynn filing should really scare Trump

CNN - Fri, 2018-12-07 03:33
The biggest story of the sentencing document filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Michael Flynn is what's not in it. There are large swaths of redactions, making it hard to see exactly what Mueller is doing -- and what specific role the Trump administration's former national security adviser is playing in it all.

Sherrod Brown’s tax math on GM moving to Mexico

Washington Post - Fri, 2018-12-07 03:00
The senator from Ohio said GM's tax rate would be cut in half if it moved its Lordstown plant to Mexico. That's open to interpretation.

Epic Games Store launches with extremely limited selection of games

Ars - Thu, 2018-12-06 21:40

Enlarge / The Epic Games Store logo. (credit: Epic)

PC gamers accustomed to the literally thousands of new games that flood Steam every year may be surprised that Epic is launching its recently announced Game Store tonight with just three third-party titles. A small handful more are listed as "coming soon."

As part of tonight's Game Awards presentation, Epic announced three new games that are currently available through the Epic Games Store interface:

  • Ashen (A44 and Annapurna Interactive)
  • Hades (Supergiant Games)
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek (tinyBuild)

Three other games will be coming to the service before the end of the month, Epic said, including a couple that will be free on the service for a limited time (the store page itself says that it will offer a new free game to customers every two weeks):

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Counter-Strike GO becomes F2P, adds a shrunken battle royale mode

Ars - Thu, 2018-12-06 18:20

On Thursday, Valve Software surprise-launched a comprehensive update to its five-year-old game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) with two equally major changes: a new battle royale-inspired combat mode and a shift to the free-to-play economic model.

The battle royale mode in question, dubbed "Danger Zone," resembles popular fare like PUBG and Fortnite in that it revolves around a similar formula. Players drop onto an island with very little equipment, then search for weapons, ammo, and gear while trying to be the last person surviving. In order to speed combat up, a constantly shrinking "safe zone" forces players to run toward each other.

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Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

Ars - Thu, 2018-12-06 18:10

Enlarge / The Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek speaks as the Labor party stay for the end of parliament in the House of Representatives at Parliament House on December 06, 2018, in Canberra, Australia. (credit: Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

On Thursday, the Australian parliament approved a measure that critics say will weaken encryption in favor of law enforcement and the demands of government.

The new law, which has been pushed for since at least 2017, requires that companies provide a way to get at encrypted communications and data via a warrant process. It also imposes fines of up to A$10 million for companies that do not comply and A$50,000 for individuals who do not comply. In short, the law thwarts (or at least tries to thwart) strong encryption.

Companies who receive one of these warrants have the option of either complying with the government or waiting for a court order. However, by default, the orders are secret, so companies would not be able to tell the public that they had received one.

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Wrong way: 2018 global CO₂ emissions tick up again

Ars - Thu, 2018-12-06 17:30

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For a young student, report-card season can be an exciting, stressful, or even depressing time of year. The annual tally of the world’s climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions is a little like that—but with a lot more on the line than a B in language arts. And unfortunately, 2018’s tally once again brings us short of a passing mark.

This annual project is the work of a large group of carbon-cycle scientists that updates the books to be as accurate a record as possible. The scientists also project the final tally for the current year based on all the available data at the time of publication.

Last year, for example, the projection for 2017 was a global CO2-emissions increase of 2 percent, with error bars spanning 0.8–3.0 percent. This year’s update to the dataset puts the actual number at 1.6 percent. Interestingly, China’s emissions were projected to grow 3.5 percent (range 0.7–5.4 percent), but they appear to have ended up just 1.5 percent higher. Still, that brought an end to a brief stretch when China’s emissions had actually declined from a 2013 peak.

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Why doctors say gun violence is ‘their lane’

Futurity.org - Thu, 2018-12-06 16:28

A new editorial digs into the explosive spread of the Twitter hashtag #ThisIsOurLane, which health care professionals are using to argue for their role in addressing gun violence.

News of mass shootings has become devastatingly common in the United States, and at the same time the rate of suicide-by-firearm is silently increasing. The need to treat gun violence as a public health crisis has never been more urgent, many experts argue.

In that context, Megan Ranney, an emergency physician who is also an associate professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health at Brown University, cowrote the new editorial to examine the spread of #ThisIsOurLane, born after a November tweet from the National Rifle Association.

“We are working together, across the political spectrum, to solve this epidemic…”

The three authors were among thousands of health care professionals across the country who assert that firearm injury prevention is, in fact, their lane.

“We are working together, across the political spectrum, to solve this epidemic,” says Ranney, who is also an emergency physician and injury prevention researcher at Rhode Island Hospital. “As a physician and a researcher, I know that it doesn’t have to be this way. We can create innovative solutions to reduce firearm injury, the same way we’ve done for car crash deaths and HIV.”

Ranney and her coauthors focus on the role of physicians and other health care professionals in identifying sensible solutions to the gun violence epidemic, especially as social media has coalesced the voices of these experts. They highlight that #ThisIsOurLane is neither the beginning nor the end of this work.

“This hashtag isn’t a new movement… It reflects the daily work of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals…”

Ranney’s own Twitter hashtag—#docs4gunsense—created after the Parkland, Florida, shootings, yielded hundreds of responses from physicians and other healthcare workers who shared traumatic summaries of their experiences with the aftermath of gun violence. She is an expert in non-partisan public health research on firearm injury and is among a national group of physicians bringing the matter to the public’s attention.

“This hashtag isn’t a new movement,” Ranney says. “It reflects the daily work of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals, year in and year out, to not just save victims of gun violence—but also to prevent it.”

In the editorial, she shares not just stories from physicians, but also examples of the non-partisan work that physicians and health care organizations are doing to stop firearm injury.

“At the end of the day, it’s about keeping our patients, families, and communities safe,” she says.

The editorial appears in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Ranney’s coauthors are from the University of Colorado and the Baylor College of Medicine. Ranney serves as chief research officer for the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine and has held roles on numerous task forces related to efforts to stem gun violence, including co-chairing Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Task Force on Gun Violence.

Source: Brown University

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Install Nagios core 4.4.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 Server

Ubuntu Geek - Thu, 2018-08-16 18:25

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Install Webmin on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) Server

Ubuntu Geek - Wed, 2018-08-15 10:03

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.
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