Category: Techno Babble

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Smarty Template Engine – {literal} – Built-in Functions

{literal} {literal} tags allow a block of data to be taken literally. This is typically used around Javascript or stylesheet blocks where {curly braces} would interfere with the template delimiter syntax. Anything within {literal}{/literal} tags

Immigration Fight Shows Silicon Valley Must Stop Feigning Neutrality

Opinion: Twitter and Facebook need to cut the excuses and consider the greater good when managing content on their platforms.

The Court Case that Enabled Today’s Toxic Internet

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act says platforms are not liable for the content they host. Legendary troll Ken ZZ03 was its first test.

How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Linux Mint 19 code named “Tara”, is the latest release of the Mint project. It is a Long Term Support (LTS) release to be supported until 2023. Mint 19 ships in with updated software...

What Actually “rm -rf” Command Do in Linux?

The rm command is a UNIX and Linux command line utility for removing files or directories on a Linux system. In this article, we will clearly explain what actually “rm -rf” command can do...

Sonos’ IPO Filing Shows Risks of Relying on Amazon and Apple

The maker of smart speakers connects to virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa. But Amazon sells its own speakers, making for an uneasy partnership.

The Transformative Power of Snoo, Reddit’s Alien Mascot

It’s a happy accident that the cofounder’s hurried sketch left Snoo colorless and genderless, a form onto which everyone could map themselves.

How Facebook Checks Facts and Polices Hate Speech

Chief Product Officer Chris Cox talks to WIRED about disinformation, filter bubbles, and the prospect of regulation.

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in CentOS, RHEL & Fedora

VirtualBox Guest Additions are software (typically device drivers and other special system applications) that enable seamless integration between the host and guest systems. They help you make the best out of your guest operating...

New California Bill Restores Strong Net Neutrality Protections

Lawmaker who pushed changes that critics said gutted the original bill agrees to reinstate sweeping prohibitions on broadband providers.

9 Ways a Humble Pencil Can Silence Brain Chatter

Ever sit down to do something and suddenly your mind is off on a trail like a dog after a bunny? Which would be great if you stayed on that track, but instead: SQUIRREL!!! Then

PacVim – A Game That Teaches You Vim Commands

Although Vim (short for VI Improved) is a popular text editor on Linux systems, people still find it hard to learn, it has a steep learning curve especially the advanced features; a lot of...

ctop – Top-like Interface for Monitoring Docker Containers

ctop is a free open source, simple and cross-platform top-like command-line tool for monitoring container metrics in real-time. It allows you to get an overview of metrics concerning CPU, memory, network, I/O for multiple...

Airbnb’s Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate Industry

In advance of coming regulation, the home-sharing site is increasingly partnering with landlords and real estate companies, hoping to transform them into advocates.

Who accepts Bitcoin?

Everybody will remember 2017 as the year when cryptocurrencies skyrocketed in value, especially Bitcoin. While Bitcoin was slowly rising since its creation, 2017 was the year when its value went from around $1.000 to almost

How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu

VirtualBox Guest Additions are a collection of device drivers and system applications designed to achieve closer integration between the host and guest operating systems. They help to enhance the overall interactive performance and usability...

Dell Is Ready to Go Public Again. But Has it Really Changed?

Dell bulked up on hardware and software for corporations by buying EMC, but it faces new challenges from cloud computing and other technologies.

The Airbnb Challenger You’ve Never Heard of (by Name)

Booking Holdings, the company formerly known as Priceline, is spending liberally on advertising ahead of Airbnb’s expected IPO next year.

DomTerm – A terminal Emulator and Console for Linux

DomTerm is a free open-source feature-rich, modern terminal emulator and screen multiplexer (like tmux or GNU screen), which is based on web technologies and a rich-text console written mostly in JavaScript. It uses libwebsockets...

Did Satoshi Nakamoto Write This Book Excerpt? A Wired Investigation

A mysteriously dropped manuscript and the never-ending hunt for bitcoin’s inventor.