Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

The Pet Tech Industry’s Booming, and One Startup’s Right in the Middle of It

The rise of smart devices and other internet-connected technologies has changed the way we live our daily lives. Today, smartphones, fitness trackers, and a whole ecosystem of lifestyle apps assist us with everything from our

How to List All Running Services Under Systemd in Linux

A Linux systems provide a variety of system services (such as process management, login, syslog, cron, etc.) and network services (such as remote login, e-mail, printers, web hosting, data storage, file transfer, domain name resolution

65.58% of Daily Social Media Users Simply Ignore Irrelevant Ads, says A New Survey

It would not take much to know about social media inclinations of peoplethan just picking a close group, offer their favorite beverage and askthem, “What’s new?” and beans will be spilled unveiling a lot more

How to Install PgAdmin 4 Debian 10

pgAdmin is an open-source, powerful and feature-rich graphical user interface (GUI) administration and management tool for PostgreSQL database. Currently, it supports PostgreSQL 9.2 or later, and runs on Unix and its variants such as Linux,

On Instagram, ‘Unlink Account’ Won’t Unlink a Facebook Account

The settings on Instagram include a page devoted to the “Linked Accounts” feature. As you might expect, it displays … your linked accounts. Users have the option to connect to Twitter, Tumblr, and, of course,

Why Looks Different Today

For a publication about technology, WIRED has sometimes had a vexed relationship to the web. One of the first great websites, Suck, was a rogue operation run out of the magazine’s server rooms behind the

My SIM swap attack: How I almost lost $71K, and how to prevent it

On June 25th, I became a victim of SIM swapping, targeted along with dozens of other leaders in the blockchain community. This type of account takeover (ATO) fraud, also referred to as Port-Out scam, SIM

Silicon Valley’s Secret Philosophers Should Share Their Work

Karl Marx famously complained that “philosophers have only interpreted the world … The point, however, is to change it.” While it’s doubtful Silicon Valley’s mission to disrupt the world was inspired by Marx, the father

How to Install Zabbix on RHEL 8

Zabbix is a free, open-source, enterprise-grade, fully-featured, flexible, extensible and distributed monitoring software, which is used to monitor an entire IT infrastructure, services, applications, and server resources. Zabbix is one of the most popular open-source

China Trade Spillover, LA’s Pollution by Block, and More News

Worldwide spillover from US-China trade wars, block by block road emissions in LA, and America’s history of wanting to nuke hurricanes. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to

Answering The Famous Monty Hall Puzzle with the Monte Carlo Technique

Monte Carlo is a conceptually simple but powerful technique that is widely used. It makes use of randomness to answer questions. Monty Hall Problem The first time I was introduced to the Monty Hall problem

About Our Information-based Reality with Riz Virk

Episode 61 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Author/Entrepreneur Riz Virk: [embedded content] In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Riz Virk to discuss his recently published book, The Simulation

Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They’re Being Ignored

At the beginning of 2016, Twitter announced some good news: the formation of the Trust and Safety Council, made up of more than 40 outside groups and experts tapped for advice “to ensure that people

Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data To Deliver Your Pitch

A good pitch tells the story of your idea. From its inception to its present form and everything in between. Utilising multimedia, graphs and visuals is a good way to keep your audience engaged and

How to Install NTP Server and Client on Ubuntu

Network Time Protocol, commonly referred to as NTP, is a protocol that’s responsible for synchronizing system clocks in a network. NTP refers to both the protocol and the client system alongside the server programs residing

Why People Keep Falling for Viral Hoaxes

The internet is dark and full of terrible sources of information. Sometimes it seems like every day brings a new one to the list. There are the toxic conspiracy theories, deepfakes, and fake news mills.

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

In 2018, Mei’lani Eyre, an 18-year-old computer science student at Cascadia College in Washington state, was in the middle of a phone interview with a hotshot Y Combinator–funded tech company, when the interviewer barked at

How to Install VirtualBox 6 on Debian 10

VirtualBox is a most popular x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software for organizations as well as home users with an highly feature rich, high performance software solution that is freely available as Open Source product under

How You Can Have a Simple-to-Share and Easy-to-Pay Hiring Experience with the Blockchain?

Traditional recruitment processes take anywhere from days, to weeks, to even months to complete, and finding these “top-shelf” candidates is a lengthy process where the company has to spread the word about the recently opened

There’s a Thriving Market for Human Body Parts on Instagram

Debbie Reynders, a Belgian collector and trader who runs an Instagram account of almost 4,000 followers with her husband, told me that this reticence arises from fear of being stigmatized publicly as strange or morbid.