Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Amazon Employees Try a New Form of Activism, as Shareholders

Amazon employees are using their company-issued stock to pressure top executives into reducing contributions to climate change, in what may be an unprecedented effort to expand tech-worker unease into a new front of shareholder activism. Amazon’s proxy statement, released Thursday,...

/ April 12, 2019

How to Calculate IP Subnet Address with ipcalc Tool

When managing a network, you will undoubtedly need to deal with subnetting. Some network administrators are able to do the binary math quite quickly in their head, to determine the subnet mask. However, others may need some help and this...

/ April 11, 2019

House Endorses Net Neutrality, but the Outlook Remains Dim

Legislation to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules passed a big hurdle Wednesday. But it’s far from becoming law, and faces long odds. The House of Representatives approved the bill in a 232 to 190 vote. No Democrats...

/ April 11, 2019

Best IP Address Management Tools for Linux

If you are a network administrator, you surely know, how important it is to keep track of the leased IP addresses within your network and easily manage those addresses. For short the IP address management process is called IPAM. It...

/ April 10, 2019

In Congressional Hearing on Hate, the Haters Got Their Way

Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the rise of hate crimes and white nationalism devolved into a four-hour squabble over who’s most hated, and who’s doing the hating, in America. The members of the committee and some of the eight...

/ April 10, 2019

France’s tax on tech giants passes first vote

The lower house of the French parliament has voted in favor of the new tax on tech giants without any modification. Big tech companies that generate significant revenue in France will be taxed on their revenue generated in France. Economy...

/ April 10, 2019

How to Install Linux Distribution Devuan on Raspberry Pi 3

For the readers unfamiliar with the Raspberry Pi, this article is sadly not talking about the eatable kind! Raspberry Pi’s are single board, credit card sized computer made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK. The boards have surprisingly...

/ April 8, 2019

Startups Weekly: US companies raised $30B in Q1 2019

Let’s start this week’s newsletter with some data. Nationally, startups pulled in $30.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up 22 percent year-on-year, according to Crunchbase’s latest deal round-up. A closer look at the numbers shows a big drop...

/ April 6, 2019

Facebook’s Ad System Might Be Hard-Coded for Discrimination

Civil rights groups, lawmakers, and journalists have long warned Facebook about discrimination on its advertising platform. But their concerns, as well as Facebook’s responses, have focused primarily on ad targeting, the way businesses choose what kind of people they want...

/ April 6, 2019

The Tricky Ethics of Google’s Cloud Ambitions

Google’s attempt to wrest more cloud computing dollars from market leaders Amazon and Microsoft got a new boss late last year. Next week, Thomas Kurian is expected to lay out his vision for the business at the company’s cloud computing...

/ April 6, 2019

How to Find and Install Software Applications in Fedora Linux

There are countless software packages are available to install on Fedora Linux distribution from the repository provided by Fedora project. You can also enable other third-party repositories such as COPR or RPM Fusion to install additional software applications. Like other...

/ April 5, 2019

Alexa, What’s My Blood-Sugar Level?

Amazon may be known as the “everything store,” but the company’s tendrils extend far beyond ecommerce. On Thursday, Amazon said Alexa-enabled devices can now handle customers’ sensitive medical data, and it teased the release of a new kit that would...

/ April 5, 2019

11 Best Notepad++ Alternatives For Linux

Notepadd++ is a completely free source code editor created as a replacement for Notepad on Windows – is written based on Scintilla in C++ and implements Win32 API and STL to ensure program sizes are small with high execution speed...

/ April 4, 2019

OpenGamma raises $10M in a growth funding round led by Dawn Capital

Over ten years ago, OpenGamma emerged as one of London’s new breed of FinTech startups, launching an open source analytics and risk management platform for the financial services industry. Its open architecture allowed financial services firms to develop analytics applications...

/ April 3, 2019