Category: Techno Babble

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How to Encrypt Drives Using LUKS in Fedora Linux

In this article, we will explain briefly about block encryption, Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS), and describes the instructions to create an encrypted block device in Fedora Linux. Block Device Encryption Block device encryption is

Baidu Censors the Internet in China—So Do Microsoft and Apple

It is unclear how many people died when Chinese troops cleared pro-democracy protests from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago this week. Local authorities said it was 241. A cursory search of the web or

What Amazon Might Want With Boost Mobile

If Sprint and T-Mobile want regulators to approve their $26.5 billion merger, they’re going to have to slim down. The carriers have already agreed to spin off Sprint’s prepaid wireless service Boost Mobile, Federal Communications

5 Mistakes MacKenzie Bezos and Other Mega-Donors Should Avoid

MacKenzie Bezos’ recent announcement that she’d take the Giving Pledge and dedicate at least half of her $35 billion in net worth to philanthropy has sparked attention, partially because her ex-husband, Jeff Bezos, wouldn’t sign

Linux Uptime Command With Usage Examples

The Linux Operating System is filled with several commands which any aspiring Linux expert or power user e.g. system admin must have a good grasp of. One of such commands is uptime and today, I’ll

How to Create a GNU Hello World RPM Package in Fedora

RPM (a recursive acronym for RPM Package Manager) is a free and open-source package management system for Linux. Although it was originally created for use in Red Hat Linux, now it is used in many

Fast – Test Your Internet Download Speed in Linux

If your internet download speed seems poor, you most likely go at Speedtest.net and check, yes?. As this is the easiest way to test the speeds that we’re getting from our internet service provider, and

MacKenzie Bezos and the Pitfalls of Tech Philanthropy

Nearly two months after her divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was finalized, MacKenzie Bezos has made a plan to be far more generous than she and her former husband were as a couple. When

US Sanctions on Huawei May Fuel China’s Plan for Its Own Tech

Made in China—three words often associated with cheap quality. Four years ago, the Chinese government repurposed the phrase as the name of a new industrial strategy intended to propel homegrown companies into more advanced markets,

YouTube’s Change in Subscriber Counts Sparks Its Own Drama

YouTube recently announced plans to change the way subscriber counts are displayed on the site. Beginning in August, instead of showing precise totals (i.e., 14,230,974), the video service will show a rounded number (i.e., 14

Deepfakes Are Getting Better. But They’re Still Easy to Spot

Last week, Mona Lisa smiled. A big, wide smile, followed by what appeared to be a laugh and the silent mouthing of words that could only be an answer to the mystery that had beguiled

Best Command-Line FTP Clients for Linux

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used for transferring files between a client and a server on a computer network. The very first FTP applications were made for the command line before GUI

How to Create Local HTTP Yum/DNF Repository on RHEL 8

A software repository or “repo” is a central location for keeping and maintaining RPM software packages for Redhat Linux distribution, from which users can download and install packages on their Linux servers. Repositories are generally

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BlogVault Review + Ultimate Guide – is it good value? (2019)

Keeping backups is one of the most important things any website owner has to do. It allows you to prevent losing your website entirely due to unforeseen circumstances like server crashes, hacking or website misconfiguration.

Facebook Can Ban Whomever It Wants. Just Ask Trump’s Lawyers

Over the course of a weekend in which North Korea tested a new short-range missile, Iran allegedly prepared to attack US forces, and the Pentagon confirmed China may be holding as many as three million

How to Install PostgreSQL with PhpPgAdmin on OpenSUSE

PostgreSQL (commonly known as Postgres) is a powerful, free and open source, fully-featured, highly extensible and cross-platform object-relational database system, built for reliability, feature robustness, and high performance. PostgreSQL runs on all major operating systems

How to Install and Use Tor Network in Your Web Browser

Privacy Online is becoming a big deal and concerned Internet users are continuously looking for effective methods or tools for surfing the web anonymously for one reason or the other. By surfing anonymously, no can

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Might Work Like Loyalty Points

If Facebook’s pivot from town square to private living room wasn’t laden with enough irony, here’s a new twist: Big business, it appears, has been invited to join us by the fireplace. Gregory Barber covers

The Comedian Is in the Machine. AI Is Now Learning Puns

Here’s a groaner for you: The greyhound stopped to get a hare cut. Don’t blame dad for this one. Blame the machines. A pun generator might not sound like serious work for an artificial intelligence

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Restrict Content Pro Review + Ultimate Guide: Is It Good Value (2019)

Restrict Content Pro, also known as RCP, is a WordPress plugin that enables anyone to create a fully functional membership website. It essentially works as a paywall but is capable of so much more. You