GeekSpeak for 2017-04-12

Linux Bricks Siri with Fake Tractor

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iOS Software on Windows 10, Ubuntu lack of Unity, Vis of Linux Kernel Dev, Someone hacked Dallas Sirens, Tech and the Fake Market tactic, beginner’s eGPU guide, Farmers vs Tractor secrets, and a bit about well water woes and coding.

djay Pro blasts its way to Windows 10 leveraging the power of Surface Studio | Windows Central

Using Project Islandwood the world’s most popular virtual DJing software is now a full UWP app for Windows 10. The award-winning software also uses the power of Surface Studio and Surface Dial in new, mind blowing ways.

iOS apps being ported to the Surface Studio.

Ubuntu Unity is dead: Desktop will switch back to GNOME next year | Ars Technica

Six years after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops, Canonical is giving up on the project and will switch the default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME next year. Canonical is also ending development of Ubuntu software for phones and tablets, spelling doom for the goal of creating a converged experience with phones acting as desktops when docked with the right equipment.

Linux Kernel Development, 1991-2012

This is a gource video of the last 21 years of Linux kernel development.

Perl’s First Stage of Net Neutrality is Swift - GeekSpeak Podcast for 2016-01-02

On this episode Brian talked about 5 years of Swift Development Visualized.

IoT garage door opener maker bricks customer’s product after bad review

Startup tells customer “Your unit will be denied server connection.”

Siri as a joke? Siri is a joke.

Just said to Siri “Surely it won’t rain today?” She said, “it will – and don ’t call me Shirley”. I’d forgotten to switch off Airplane mode.

SPAM Fighting, Greylisting - GeekSpeak Podcast for 2005-07-01

Evan Harris author of The Next Step in the Spam Control War: Greylisting joins the Geeks for a discussion on fighting SPAM. Geeks Sean, Miles, Drew and host Lyle.

Someone hacked every tornado siren in Dallas. It was loud.

On Friday night, 18 minutes before midnight, every single one of Dallas’s 156 emergency weather sirens started going off.

Tech and the Fake Market tactic – Humane Tech – Medium

In one generation, the Internet went from opening up new free markets to creating a series of Fake Markets that exploit society, without most media or politicians even noticing.

Ajit Pai says broadband market too competitive for strict privacy rules

FCC Chair ignores lack of home Internet competition in argument against privacy rules.

The Beginner's eGPU Setup Guide for Mac - eGPU.io

External graphics cards work with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macs. A 2011 MacBook Pro with the first generation Thunderbolt and the latest 2016 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 can both harvest the power of an external graphics card. The table below details all Mac computers with Thunderbolt connectivity.

What you need to know about the Mac, Thunderbolt 3, and external GPUs

Farmers Look For Ways To Circumvent Tractor Software Locks

A new tractor often costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, but one thing not included in that price is the right to repair it. That has put farmers on the front lines of a battle pitting consumers against the makers of all kinds of consumer goods, from tractors to refrigerators to smartphones.

LifeTrac 6 - Open Source Ecology

An open source tractor.


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