Sep 212017
 

Toilet Paper Cost Calculator NAME (OPTIONAL) PRICE ROLLS SHEETS PER ROLL ImperialMetric Sheet dimensions (in) Total surface area (sq. ft) $0.00per sq. ft$0per 1000 sheets ADD TO COMPARE Maximum of 6 results for comparison These price ranges are estimates and should be considered a rough guideline. Great – $0.018 or less/square foot Good – $0.018 – $0.023/square foot Average – $0.023 – $0.028/square foot Poor – $0.028 and up/square foot All ratings based on 2-ply toilet paper.

Source: Toilet Paper Cost Calculator – RedFlagDeals.com

Sep 072017
 
Thanks to the author below from whom I … well, I just didn’t want to misplace it ..

Windows 10’s Bash shell doesn’t officially support graphical Linux desktop applications. Microsoft says this feature is designed only for developers who want to run Linux terminal utilities. But the underlying “Windows Subsystem for Linux” is more powerful than Microsoft lets on.

It is possible to run graphical Linux applications in Windows 10, but bear in mind that it isn’t officially supported. Not every piece of Linux software works, and graphical applications are even more complex and less tested. But these should become more stable over time as Microsoft improves the underlying Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Windows 10’s Bash shell only supports 64-bit binaries, so you can’t install and run 32-bit Linux software.

How This Works

First, let’s run down exactly how this works so you can have some understanding of what we’re doing here.

Windows 10 includes an underlying “Windows Subsystem for Linux” that allows Windows 10 to run Linux software by translating Linux system calls to Windows system calls.

When you run the bash.exe program, it downloads and installs a complete Ubuntu user space image on your computer. This includes the exact same binaries–or applications–that would run on Ubuntu. That “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” environment works thanks to the underlying Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Microsoft doesn’t want to spend any time working on graphical software, as this feature is intended for command-line developer tools. But the main technical reason that graphical applications aren’t supported is that they require an “X server” to provide that graphical interface. On a typical Linux desktop, that “X server” automatically appears when you boot your computer and it renders the entire desktop and the applications you use.

But try opening a graphical application from Bash on Windows, though, and it will complain that it can’t open a display.

There are X server applications you can install on a Windows desktop, however. Typically, these are used to render Linux applications running on other computers–the “X11” protocol is rather old and was designed with the ability run over a network connection.

If you install an X server application on your Windows desktop and change a setting in the Bash shell, applications will send their graphical output to the X server application and they’ll appear on your Windows desktop. Everything should work fine, assuming those applications don’t depend on Linux system calls that the Windows Subsystem for Linux doesn’t yet support.

Step One: Install an X Server

There are several different X servers you could install on Windows, but we recommend Xming. Download it and install it on your Windows 10 PC.

The installation process is simple: You can just accept the default settings. It will then automatically launch and run in your system tray, waiting for you to run graphical programs.

Step Two: Install the Program

You can install graphical Linux desktop programs like you can any other program, using the apt-get command in the Ubuntu-based Bash environment. For example, let’s say you’d want to install the graphical, GTK-based vim editor. You’d run the following command in the Bash window:

sudo apt-get install vim-gtk

It will go through the installation process in the command line window, just like it does on Ubuntu.

Step Three: Set Your Display Environment Variable

Now, you’ll need to set the “DISPLAY” environment variable to point at the X server running on your Windows 10 PC. If you don’t do this, graphical applications will simply fail to launch.

To do this, run the following command in the Bash environment:

export DISPLAY=:0

This setting only applies to your current Bash session. If you close the window, Bash will forget it. You’ll have to run this command each time you reopen Bash and want to run a graphical application.

Step Four: Launch an Application

You can now just launch a graphical application by typing the name of its executable, like you’d type any other command. For example, to launch vim-gtk, you’d run:

gvim

It’s that simple. If the application crashes after launching, the Linux system calls it requires may not be supported by the Windows Subsystem for Linux. There’s not much you can do about this. But give it a shot, and you may find that the apps you need work decently well!

You can also combine the third and fourth steps, if you like. Rather than exporting the DISPLAY variable once for an entire Bash shell session, you’d just run a graphical application with the following command:

DISPLAY=:0 command

For example, to launch gvim, you’d run:

DISPLAY=:0 gvim

Remember, this isn’t officially supported, so you may run into errors with more complex applications. A virtual machine is a more reliable solution for running many graphical Linux desktop applications on Windows 10, but this is a neat solution for some of the simpler stuff.

Sony’s “Fat Princess” Makes Internet Upset

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Jun 282017
 

Bloggers are angry! Feminist bloggers! They’re not up in arms about the unrealistic physical proportions of digital women or on-the-go near pedophilia this time, they’re upset about the concept of Sony’s PlayStation Network release Fat Princess. The cutesy 32-player hack and slash sees a rotund royal being overfed by the enemy, making her rescue and transport across the battlefield difficult.

Source: Sony’s “Fat Princess” Makes Internet Upset

What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? | Aeon Essays

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Jun 282017
 
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Fuck Work

Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?

Source: What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? | Aeon Essays

chemchem’s profile on Clyp and a wee clip

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Jun 282017
 

A wee track I made, messing around while watching old twin peaks S01 incl. samples

 

 

Clyp is the easiest way to record, upload and share audio. No account required.

This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future | WIRED

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Jan 212017
 

By 2020 Tesla plans to consume more batteries than the rest of the world combined. This is where it will make them.

Source: This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future | WIRED

Security Features Check » AMTSO

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Dec 202016
 

Source: Security Features Check » AMTSO

Security Features Check

The AMTSO web site now hosts a number of easy to use tools to ensure that endpoint security products are configured to protect you from viruses, drive-by-downloads, potentially unwanted applications (PUA), archived malware and phishing and cloud attacks.

Because the usage growth of tablets and smartphones, endpoint security nowadays embodies more than just a desktop solution. Besides the Security Features Check for Desktop Solutions, AMTSO hosts similar checks for Android based devices. In the future, the AMTSO Security Features Checks will be extended to cover more features and expanded to cover more Operating Systems.

Take me to the “Feature Settings Check for Desktop Solutions” page

Take me to the “Feature Settings Check for Android based Solutions”  page

A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050 | Motherboard

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Dec 032016
 

A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050 

Written by
SARAH EMERSON
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
December 2, 2016 // 09:30 AM EST

The term “snowball effect” is an unfortunate way to describe climate change, but a new study is predicting just that.Climate scientists warn that by 2050, an astonishing 55 trillion kilograms of carbon could be released into the atmosphere from the soil. To put things in perspective, that’s the emissions equivalent of adding another United States to the planet. And, like a rapidly tumbling snowball, more emissions mean more warming, and more warming means… well, you get it.Of course, this nightmare scenario hinges on our inability to curb carbon emissions—a fate that’s become significantly more realistic with Donald Trump, a vocal climate change denier and coal aficionado, about to enter the White House. Our failure to meet the goals mandated by the Paris Agreement would result in “about 17 percent more than the projected emissions due to human-related activities during that period,” Tom Crowther, the study’s lead author and a researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, said in a statement.

Source: A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050 | Motherboard

–OK, this is BAD. 
–BUT
–What if: 55 trillion kilograms of carbon = 55 trillion kilograms of Ethanol?!

Source: Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. [Go herefor a new in-depth interview about the findings with one of the lead researchers.]

The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.

“By using common materials, but arranging them with nanotechnology, we figured out how to limit the side reactions and end up with the one thing that we want,” said Adam Rondinone.

This process has several advantages when compared to other methods of converting CO2 into fuel. The reaction uses common materials like copper and carbon, and it converts the CO2 into ethanol, which is already widely used as a fuel.

Perhaps most importantly, it works at room temperature, which means that it can be started and stopped easily and with little energy cost. This means that this conversion process could be used as temporary energy storage during a lull in renewable energy generation, smoothing out fluctuations in a renewable energy grid.

The researchers plan to further study this process and try and make it more efficient. If they’re successful, we just might see large-scale carbon capture using this technique in the near future.

Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory via New Atlas

Chromium Blog: From Chrome Apps to the Web

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Dec 032016
 

We have always believed in making the open, interoperable web as strong as possible. For a while there were certain experiences the web couldn’t provide, such as working offline, sending notifications, and connecting to hardware. We launched Chrome apps three years ago to bridge this gap. Since then, we’ve worked with the web standards community to enable an increasing number of these use cases on the web. Developers can use powerful new APIs such as service worker and web push to build robust Progressive

Source: Chromium Blog: From Chrome Apps to the Web

Source Code for IoT Botnet ‘Mirai’ Released — Krebs on Security

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Nov 252016
 

The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released, virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices.

The leak of the source code was announced Friday on the English-language hacking community Hackforums. The malware, dubbed “Mirai,” spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the Internet for IoT systems protected by factory default or hard-coded usernames and passwords.

The Hackforums post that includes links to the Mirai source code.

Mirai source

The Hackforums post that includes links to the Mirai source code.

 

 

Source: Source Code for IoT Botnet ‘Mirai’ Released — Krebs on Security

 

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