Category: Techno Babble

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How to Configure and Use PAM in Linux

Linux-PAM (short for Pluggable Authentication Modules which evolved from the Unix-PAM architecture) is a powerful suite of shared libraries used to dynamically authenticate a user to applications (or services) in a Linux system. It...

NASA’s latest asteroid target had a wet and wild history

Long before it struck out on its own, a distant, small asteroid called Bennu had a wet, watery start, according to new evidence just announced by NASA. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which arrived at Bennu on

Why Do We Keep Elevating Horrible CEOs?

Back in 2007, I accepted a job as the IT Manager for, one of the first social networks. It was started as part of a triumvirate of websites by three CEOs who had linked

Trump’s Limits on Legal Immigration Could Hit Businesses Hard

Today is the last day members of the public can comment on a Trump administration proposal to radically restrict legal immigration.

How to Install Lighttpd with PHP, PHP-FPM and MariaDB on CentOS 7

Lighttpd is an open source, secure, fast, flexible and more optimized web server designed for speed-critical environments with less memory utilization as compared to other web servers. It can handle up-to 10,000 connections parallel...

Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is led by U.S. firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital, both of which cut their first checks for Korea with this […]

Soulja Boy is selling his own video game consoles

Soulja Boy is stepping back from “cranking it,” and pivoting to an entirely new field this week: selling his own video game consoles and refurbished tech accessories. Soulja has been a gamer his entire life,

Why Cryptocurrency Will Probably Not Substitute Real Money In The Nearest Future?

Well, because people have fear… we always fear the unknown, right?. And Blockchains and cryptocurrencies are still too complicated to be understood by the masses. Some time it is difficult to completely understand how they

Faraday Future CEO’s long trail of debt is finally catching up to him

Jia Yueting, the CEO and a co-founder of troubled EV startup Faraday Future, has a notorious history with money. While his rise to fame and fortune in China was built partly around his vision —

Is a Dedicated Team Model Right for You?

There are two major ways to cooperate with a software or hardware development company: a dedicated team or a fixed-cost project. The dedicated team model suggests that your scope and project duration might change. Therefore,

How to Write Your First Node.js App in Linux

Web development trends have changed drastically over the last few years and as a web developer, to be at the top of your game, it’s important to stay updated with latest technologies. JavaScript is...

Huawei’s CFO is being accused of fraud, and her main defense is a PowerPoint

After years of facing suspicion from US authorities, Huawei is now standing trial for fraud. Today, a bail hearing was held for Huawei’s chief financial officer, who was arrested in Canada on Saturday at the

Canada Welcomes AI—But Not All ‘Black in AI’ Workshop Guests

More than 100 researchers who hoped to attend a big AI conference in Montreal couldn’t get visas.

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