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There Are Real Reasons For Linux To Replace ifconfig, netstat and Other Classic Tools

Several readers have shared a blog post: One of the ongoing system administration controversies in Linux is that there is an ongoing effort to obsolete the old, cross-Unix standard network administration and diagnosis commands of ifconfig, netstat and the like

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Paytm, India’s Largest Digital Wallet App, Accused Of Handing Over User Data To The Government

Paytm, the largest mobile wallet app in India, has been accused of sharing with the Indian government the personal data of users in a geopolitically sensitive region. From a report: On Friday, the news agency released a video where a

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Are Google’s Cat-Loving Employees Killing Burrowing Owls?

An anonymous reader writes: Google’s employees started a group called GCat Rescue that traps feral cats and puts them up for adoption. (Though “less-friendly adult cats are neutered and released… The cats that are released are implanted with tracking chips,

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Judge Backs Parents, Saying Their 30-Year-Old Son Must Move Out

“Attention geeks living in their parents’ basements!” writes PolygamousRanchKid , sharing this story from NPR: The promise of adventure didn’t do it. Neither did the lure of independence, or the weight of his 30 years. Instead, it took a judge

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Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Dies at Age 81

An anonymous reader quotes Eurogamer: Atari co-founder Ted Dabney has died, according to a close friend. Historian Leonard Herman, who told Dabney’s story in an article for Edge magazine published in 2009, announced Dabney’s death in a post on Facebook…

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Australian Bank’s System Outage Leaves 9 Million Customers Without Cash

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: National Australia Bank on Saturday suffered what it described as a “nationwide outage” to some of its technology systems, leaving customers unable to access banking services or withdraw money. Customers took to social media to

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Ask Slashdot: Did Baby Boomers Break America?

“Automation taking jobs is only one symptom of a larger problem,” argues an anonymous Slashdot reader, sharing a link to this excerpt from Steven Brill’s new book Tailspin, which seeks to identify “the people and forces behind America’s fifty-year fall

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5.3M Cars Recalled Because ‘Drivers May Not Be Able to Turn Off Cruise Control’

An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 5.3 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control. The

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Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Hacking YouTube’s Most Popular Videos

An anonymous reader quotes Variety: Two 18-year-old French citizens have been arrested in Paris and charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevo’s YouTube accounts last month that resulted in pro-Palestine messages being posted on several popular videos, according

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Amazon Explains Why Alexa Recorded And Emailed A Private Conversation

Amazon has issued the following statement about why their Alexa device recorded a woman’s private conversation and then emailed it to one of her friends: Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like “Alexa.” Then, the

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