Sunday 29 April 2018

Huawei may have a backup OS in case it has to drop Android

Nuster – a high performance caching proxy server based on HAProxy

It is 100% compatible with HAProxy, and takes full advantage of the ACL functionality of HAProxy to provide fine-grained caching policy based on the content of request, response or server status.

The feature list is long. Click through to see 'em all.

Nuster is very fast, some test shows nuster is almost three times faster than nginx when both using single core, and nearly two times faster than nginx and three times faster than varnish when using all cores.

Here's a detailed benchmark backing up these claims.

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Bosch might just have solved the problem of diesel NOx emissions

Saturday 28 April 2018

Linux applications on Chrome OS will use Material Design


After the recent news about Linux applications coming to Chrome OS, we now also know what they will look like.

The Chrome OS developers have been working out the stylistic elements of what you'll see once you open your first native Linux apps in Chrome OS, and they've opted for Adapta, a popular Material Design-inspired Gtk theme that can be used on many of your favorite GNU/Linux distributions.

This project may finally make Linux on the desktop happen.

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Thursday 26 April 2018

Ubuntu Linux 18.04 Bionic Beaver is here -- download it now!

Ubuntu is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions -- if not the most popular. While it may not be everyone's favorite operating system, it is largely responsible for making Linux accessible for average consumers. It is fairly easy to install, simple to use, and has a convenient application center. Ultimately, it is a pleasure to use for both beginners and experts alike. Today, following an extensive beta period, the latest version of Ubuntu -- version 18.04 -- becomes available for download. Code-named "Bionic Beaver," it features GNOME 3.28 -- the best desktop environment -- rather than the now-abandoned… [Continue Reading]

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Monday 23 April 2018

Valve Acquires Campo Santo

Campo Santo, the developer of Firewatch, has been acquired by Valve. The 12-man team is remaining employed and it is still working on the next game called ‘In the Valley of Gods’, now as a Valve game. It appears that Gabe Newell’s announcement on the company once again working on games is true, so we hope to see more great games from the giant. 

If you’re the type of person who gives two flips about this news, we can elaborate a little bit on this big decision. First, we really like making video games. Furthermore, and perhaps more accurately, we really like making and producing entertainment. From the day-to-day production of our last game, Firewatch, to the way we run the company, make merchandise, meet players at expos and shows, send out a quarterly literary journal, throw open-to-the-public game demos in the middle of an artificial forest—all of it is geared towards surprising, delighting, and entertaining the customers who have shared in our success.

In Valve, we found a group of folks who, to their core, feel the same way about the work that they do (this, you may be surprised to learn, doesn’t happen every day). In us, they found a group with unique experience and valuable, diverse perspectives. It quickly became an obvious match.

Second, while visiting IGN’s headquarters in early 2015 to talk about Firewatch, we came across an undelivered 2011 Game of the Year Award for Portal 2. It happened to be engraved on an unopened bottle of champagne. Never ones to pass up free alcohol, we stole it and drank it to celebrate the launch of Firewatch a year later. So in some sense, this is a return home for us. Well, for that bottle of champagne.

Third, and last, we had a series of long conversations with the people at Valve and everyone shared the satisfaction we take in working with people whose talents dwarf our own to make things we never thought possible. Both sides spoke about our values and how, when you get right down to it, we, as human beings, are hard-limited by the time we have left when it comes to making the things we care about and believe in. They asked us if we’d all be interested in coming up to Bellevue and doing that there and we said yes.

Yes, we’re still making In the Valley of Gods (as a Valve game!); yes, we’ll still support Firewatch; and yes, we’ll still produce The Quarterly Review and our regular blog content. Thanks so much for your interest in our games and we’ll see you in Washington. Cheers.

Campo Santo 

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Saturday 21 April 2018

Formula 1 Live OTT service to debut at Spanish Grand Prix

Formula 1 confirmed this week that the long awaited launch of its OTT (Over the top TV) service F1 Live will happen at the Spanish Grand Prix. It has been delayed to allow for more testing before going into service.

F1 is partering with NBC Playmaker, iStreamPlanet, CSG, and Ostmodern and Tata Communications to bring the service to fans in May. It will be available in English, French and German to start with.

The live version – F1 TV pro – will feature live races and all 20 driver on board cameras, as well as side-by-side live race viewing and additional exclusive feeds.

According to an F1 statement, “Subscribers will be able to personalise the way they watch a Grand Prix, the content they view and how and when they access it. All of practice, qualifying and races will be offered live, along with press conferences and pre- and post-race interviews. Later in the season, the main support series FIA Formula 2 Championship, GP3 Series and Porsche Supercup will be added to the service.”

F1 TV will initially launch on desktop. Apple, Android and Amazon Fire mobile and tablet devices will launch shortly thereafter. By summer, the service will also be available to fans on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV. Customers can pay an annual fee of US $70-$150, with monthly rates ranging from $8-12.

It is only available in certain countries, like Germany, where F1 still retains the Digital rights. It is not available in the UK and Italy for example, where SKY has those rights. (The full list is below)

A more basic service “F1 TV Access” will be available on a nearly global basis. It will provide live race timing data and radio broadcasts and extended highlights of each session from the race weekend. It will also package up video content from F1’s extensive video archive.

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Meltdown/PTI Mitigation Impact On BSDs vs. Linux


the fresh BSD/Linux disk performance tests

, some other tests I ran on various BSDs and Linux distributions this week was looking at the performance impact of Intel Meltdown CPU vulnerability mitigation on each of them, namely the performance impact of using kernel page-table isolation.

On DragonFlyBSD 5.2, TrueOS 18.03, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Clear Linux I ran tests when the mitigation was enabled and then again when it was off for seeing the performance impact.

The tests were all done on the same hardware throughout the entire testing process and each OS tested out-of-the-box besides toggling its Meltdown mitigation. Benchmarks on Linux and BSD done via the

Phoronix Test Suite


These numbers are being put out for reference purposes, so make use of them as you wish. Spectre mitigations were not toggled as part of this round of testing but just looking at a Meltdown comparison today.

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Thursday 19 April 2018

Raspberry Pi W Antenna Analysis Reveals Clever Design

The old maxim is that if you pay peanuts, you get a monkey. That’s no longer true, though: devices like the Raspberry Pi W have shown that a $10 device can be remarkably powerful if it is well designed. You might not appreciate how clever this design is sometimes, but this great analysis of the antenna of the Pi W by [Carl Turner, Senior RF Engineer at Laird Technology] might help remind you.

[Carl] used some fancy toys in his analysis, such as the awesome-looking antenna test chamber that his employer uses to test designs. He used this to measure two very interesting things; the radiation pattern of the antenna, and the efficiency. Simply put, the efficiency is a measure of how much of the energy you push into an antenna is emitted as RF radiation. There is always a little loss, but he found that the Pi W antenna has decent efficiency, with -3.5 dB losses at WiFi frequencies. That’s nowhere near as good as the stand-up antennas on your wireless router, but remember that the WiFi antenna on the Pi W is tiny compared to them: it is a small spot on the PCB made by removing several layers of copper, creating what engineers call a resonant chamber. That makes it a remarkable bit of engineering, keeping the cost down and using the copper layers that are already on the board to create the antenna rather than adding a new component.

The radiation pattern of the Pi W is also interesting. Because the antenna is located right on the PCB next to the HDMI and USB ports, you might expect that the signal would be much stronger in some directions than others. And you would be right: it seems that the metal shields of the two ports do block some of the radiated signals. However, it is worth remembering that WiFi signals also bounce around a lot, and other factors can influence how strong a connection is.

The final words of the analysis by [Carl] should be something that all hackers remember:

You can always learn things from clever designs and smart engineers. The amount of effort and creativity that has gone into this $10 computer is impressive—and the results speak for themselves.


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Friday 13 April 2018

Formula One's streaming service won't launch until next month

We're almost halfway through April, and Formula 1's streaming service hasn't launched as promised. The racing organization announced today that F1 TV will now be available next month ahead of the 2018 Gran Premio De Espana. Annual subscription rates are available for between $70 and $150, or $8 - $12 per month. "The service will be priced according to market," the announcement reads.

The higher-pried "Pro" tier will offer live races and access to cameras on all 20 drivers' cars in addition to what sounds like a picture-in-picture mode for viewing multiple feeds at once. As previously announced, all pre-race practices, qualifying races and pre-and-post race press conferences will be streamed as well. The FIA Formula 2 Championship, GP3 Series and Porsche Supercup will be added later in the season.

The lower-priced option translates to extended highlight reels and "unprecedented access" to F1's deep archives of historic video. As far as live programming goes, however, you'll be limited to race timing data and radio broadcasts, according to F1. That'll launch on a "near-global" basis alongside Pro next month.

For now, there's a small, closed beta that'll run through the Heineken Chinese Grand Prix and Azerbaijan Grand Prix. To see if you're in the coverage zone, hit the source link below.

Need something to fill in the gaps until F1 TV begins broadcasting? The F1 eSports league starts competition today, and you can all but guarantee that the proceedings will be streaming on Twitch.

Source: Formula One (1), (2)

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Wednesday 11 April 2018

System76 becomes GNOME Foundation Advisory Board member

System76 has long been a huge champion of both Linux and open source. If you aren't familiar, the company sells premium computers running the Ubuntu operating system. Recently, the company decided to create its own Ubuntu-based distro called "Pop!_OS" which uses the GNOME desktop environment. Today, the Denver, Colorado-based System76 takes its commitment to GNOME even further by becoming a Foundation Advisory Board member. It joins other respected companies on the board such as Google, Red Hat, and Canonical to name a few. "System76's long-term ambition to see free software grow is highly commendable, and we're extremely pleased that they're… [Continue Reading]

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Google Is in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System: Bloomberg

Google is in advanced talks to buy Nokia's airborne broadband system, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Google would use Nokia's system, the report claimed, to tap into new services and reach more users by offering in-flight high-speed internet. From the report: Nokia's technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people. Talks are advanced and an agreement may be reached soon, the people said. A final decision hasn't been made and the companies could still decide against a deal, the people said. Nokia's LTE A2G cellular-based system creates a direct link between an aircraft and the ground instead of bouncing the signal off of a satellite, enabling in-cabin high-speed internet services using Wi-Fi, according to its website.
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Tuesday 10 April 2018

"PUBG" Ransomware

Before you forget that it is not April Fool's Day, this actually looks to be a real thing. This PUBG Ransomware does not go in search of your hard earned cash, but rather will decrypt your hijacked files if you play PUBG for an hour (actually you just have the run an executable for 3 seconds). It does however just give you the key to decrypt as well if an hour's worth of PUBG is not your thing. Bleeping Computer makes no mention of how this is getting around. All press is good press? Not so sure about that. Thanks @cageymaru.

Once a user plays the game and the process is detected, the ransomware will automatically decrypt the victim's files. This ransomware is not too advanced as it only looks for the process name and does not check for other information to confirm that the game is actually being played. That means you can simply run any executable called TslGame.exe and it will decrypt the files.


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Monday 9 April 2018

File Manager for Windows 10 is now available as Microsoft open sources winfile code

Cast your mind back several years and you'll remember Windows 3.0 and earlier. This was when Microsoft started to being home computing to the masses, and for anyone raised on modern Windows, the lack of Start menu, taskbar and other components makes the operating system seem antiquated and unusable. But use it we did! Back then, there was no File Explorer, but File Manager instead -- and it's something that people sometimes feel nostalgic about. A couple of days ago, Microsoft open sourced the File Manager code, and a Windows 10 version has been released. The source code -- as… [Continue Reading]

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Friday 6 April 2018

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2 Paquets de Biscuits Granola de LU à 0.91€ au lieu de 3.40€

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How GDPR Drives Real-Time Analytics

New reforms under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started as an attempt to standardise data protection regulations in 2012. The European Union intends to make Europe “fit for the digital age.” It took four years to finalise the agreements and reach a roadmap on how the laws will be enforced.

The GDPR presents new opportunities as well as difficulties for businesses, digital companies, data collectors, and digital marketers. On the one hand, these regulations will make it more difficult for businesses and data mining firms to collect and analyse customer data for marketers, while on the other, they will present an opportunity for data collectors to innovate and enhance their techniques. This will lead to a better collection of more meaningful data, as customers will be directly involved.

Understanding GDPR

The GDRP will go into effect on May 25, 2018. It will apply to all organisations and businesses that process personal and marketing data from European residents. 

There are six underlying principles of GDPR.

Organizations must ensure that the personal data of users is processed transparently, lawfully, and fairly.
Personal data of users must only be collected for explicitly specified and legitimate purposes.
Data collectors must only gather limited amounts of personal information that is adequate ...

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Try Google's New OS In Your Browser

Google has been fighting with itself for a long time having Android and Chrome OS overlapping each other, and now Slash Gear is reporting that Google is apparently working on a third wheel. "Andromeda" was a rumor that had started from people thinking that Google would merge their two current operating systems together, however Google Fuchsia is a new OS built from the ground up that you can play with today in your browser. So using the demo, half of it doesn't appear to be working, and there is really nothing that it can do to show itself off. However it makes me curious *tinfoil hat on* I wonder if this is made to be some sort of Cloud browser, even more so than Chrome OS is, and this is less of a demo and more of a test? Either way, Google needs to stop spreading itself so thin in my opinion. The user interface for Fuchsia OS isn't really a secret, but until now it has been mostly revealed in bits and pieces of code and nothing but the most hardcore of developers or enthusiast can try out. This demo, which can be run on any browser, whether desktop or mobile, gives even curious onlookers a chance to see what Google has been cooking in private. Discussion

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Thursday 5 April 2018

Clear Linux Shedding More Light On Their "Magic" Performance Work

If you have been a Phoronix reader for any decent amount of time, you have likely seen how well Intel's Clear Linux distribution continues to run in our performance comparisons against other distributions. The developers behind this Linux distribution have begun a new blog series on "behind the magic" for some of the areas they are making use of for maximizing the out-of-the-box Linux performance.

Their first post in their "behind the magic" series is on transparent use of library packages optimized for Intel's architecture... While they are optimizing for their own hardware as one would expect, let's not forget, Clear Linux does run on AMD hardware too; they are not doing any voodoo magic, which is why it pains me that more Linux distributions have not taken such a stance for better out-of-the-box speed. In fact, it runs on AMD hardware darn well as we have shown with our Ryzen and EPYC benchmarks. Obviously Intel tweaks their software packages for their own x86_64 CPUs, but even when testing on the AMD hardware Clear Linux tends to perform the best in terms of out-of-the-box performance and that Intel isn't doing anything to sabotage the performance otherwise.

With this first post it's explained how as of Glibc 2.26 there is support for a single binary library that can be optimized for multiple different platforms and the optimal platform selection is handled at run-time. This can be used just not by Intel but other vendors/architectures too, but sadly so far the adoption of it seems to be fairly minimal. Intel developers are also using this Glibc functionality to tune their performance for Xeon Phi hardware.

If you are interested in more of their technical information behind their use of this Glibc feature for exploiting more performance out of the software, see the latest post at

. Next up they are expected to talk about their PGO tuning and boot time optimizations.

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Cloudflare's new speed and privacy enhancing domain name system (DNS) servers, launched on Sunday, are also part of an experiment being conducted in partnership with the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC). The experiment aims to understand how DNS can be improved in terms of performance, security, and privacy. "We are now critically reliant on the integrity of the DNS, yet the details of the way it operates still remains largely opaque," wrote APNIC's chief scientist Geoff Huston in a blog post. "We are aware that the DNS has been used to generate malicious denial of service attacks, and we are keen to understand if there are simple and widely deployable measures that can be taken to mitigate such attacks. The DNS relies on caching to operate efficiently and quickly, but we are still unsure as to how well caching actually performs. We are also unclear how much of the DNS is related to end user or application requirements for name resolution, and how much is related to the DNS chattering to itself." The Cloudflare-APNIC experiment uses two IPv4 address ranges, 1.1.1/24 and 1.0.0/24, which have been reserved for research use. Cloudflare's new DNS uses two addresses within those ranges, and These address ranges were originally configured as "dark traffic addresses", and some years ago APNIC partnered with Google to analyze the unsolicited traffic directed at them. There was a lot of it. "Our initial work with it certainly showed it to be an unusually strong attractor for bad traffic. At the time we stopped doing it with Google, it was over 50 gigabits per second. Quite frankly, few folk can handle that much noise," Huston told ZDNet on Wednesday. By putting Cloudflare's DNS on these research addresses, APNIC gets to see the noise as well as the DNS traffic -- or at least "a certain factored amount" of it -- for research purposes.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018

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Je recrute des développeurs JS et des data scientists pour me rejoindre dans ma nouvelle start-up, Yelda. Nous construisons une plateforme d'assistants virtuels qui permet aux entreprises d'activer leurs assistants en quelques minutes. Rejoignez-nous, c'est le moment ! Ce n'est encore que le début de l'Ère de l'Assistance, on a les mêmes sensations que quand on on développait les premiers CMS web au début des années 2000 !

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Learn Go by writing tests: Dependency Injection

This is the 5th in a series of posts about learning TDD by writing Go. In it, Chris covers dependency injection and shows how simple it can be and how it's a helpful technique for writing reliable and fast tests

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