Category: Techno Babble

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How to Install Apache with Virtual Hosts on Debian 10

Apache, popularly referred to as the Apache HTTP server, is a free and open-source cross-platform web server maintained by the Apache Foundation. It is the leading web server commanding a 35% market share on the

What Is Sketch? Introductory Sketch Templates and Resources

Quoting Steve Jobs, design is not just what it looks like and feels like; design is how it works. Needless to say, the technical part of any website always matters a lot. We live in

Huawei’s HarmonyOS Is No Android Replacement

For months, rumors have circulated that Chinese tech giant Huawei was hard at work on a homegrown operating system, an increasingly necessary step toward independence after US sanctions prompted Google to sever ties. It’s now

8 Netcat (nc) Command with Examples

Netcat (or nc in short) is a simple yet powerful networking command-line tool used for performing any operation in Linux related to TCP, UDP, or UNIX-domain sockets. Netcat can be used for port scanning, port

Facebook: The Magic 8 Ball

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a homo sapien to quit this junk. You can sign out but you can never leave. Facebook’s algorithm is

AI Needs Your Data—and You Should Get Paid for It

Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. But a few years ago, he decided to jump on a hot new trend in his field: artificial intelligence. Doctors like

Listen, Here’s Why the Value of China’s Yuan Really Matters

The China-US trade conflict is taking a more severe turn. President Trump announced a 10 percent tariff on an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports; the Chinese government responded by allowing its currency, the yuan,

How to Create a New Sudo User on Ubuntu

In Linux and other Unix-like systems, the root account has the highest access rights on the system. It is used specifically for system administration purposes. The root user (sometimes referred to as the superuser) has

Start Online Food Delivery Business in Your Local Region

Ordering food online has become a part of our daily. Nowadays, people prefer ordering food online from multi-restaurant marketplace like Uber eats, GrubHub and, Deliveroo etc. rather than visiting the restaurants. There are various factors

Huawei’s Latest Earnings Mask Its Trouble Outside China

Amid ongoing tension with the US government, Huawei put a good face on its half-year earnings report last week. The Chinese telecom giant touted a 23 percent increase in year-over-year revenue for the first six

What’s the Best Smartphone for keeping your Conversations Private?

In the world of today, personal data like our names, phone numbers, Internet history, geodata, and much more is very valuable to the corporations who harvest and sell it. I shouldn’t remind you about Cambridge

How to Install LEMP on Debian 10 Server

A “LEMP” stack is a mixture of open-source software that is typically installed on a Linux server to deploy dynamic applications. This term is an acronym that represents the Linux operating system, Nginx web server,

Threaded Tasks in PySpark Jobs

There are circumstances when tasks (Spark action, e.g. save, count, etc) in a PySpark job can be spawned on separate threads. Doing so, optimizes distribution of tasks on executor cores. By default, Spark’s scheduler runs

Facebook Puts Its Stamp—and Name—on Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. But even today, many users of those apps don’t realize they are part of Mark Zuckerberg’s empire. Facebook went to great lengths to allow them to

Notes from Startup School Week 1 Videos

For people who are busy. Notes from “How to Evaluate Startup Ideas Pt. 1” (-Kevin Hale) 1. A startup is a company that’s designed to grow. If not, you are building a small business. 2.

How to Install CentOS 7 Alongside Windows 10 Dual Boot

You’ve finally made the bold decision to make a switch from Windows 10 to CentOS 7, which is a cool decision by the way. You may have tried running CentOS 7 as a virtual machine

The One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is

How to Install LAMP on Debian 10 Server

A “LAMP” stack is a collection of open-source software that is generally installed together to allow a system to deploy dynamic applications. This term is an acronym which describes the Linux operating system, Apache web

How a Bunch of Little Pitching Tweaks Helped This Founder Raise $4M For His Purchasing Software…

Serial entrepreneur Andrew Hoag had a huge frustration. At previous businesses he’d run, employee purchases were always a big struggle. Whenever one of his employees needed to buy something, he had to either hand over his credit

Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able to Predict Kidney Disease

Google has a solution for the creaking inefficiencies of modern healthcare: push notifications. No, not those annoying reminders to practice your Arabic lesson on Duolingo or subscribe to a new Lyft deal. Google is betting