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Google testing stories on YouTube (Pixel 3 xl)

Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:44

I opened youtube for my nightly scroll and was presented with what's seen in the screen shot. They look and work just like Instagram stories..

What's weird is I'm subscribed to absolutely none of those people.

https://imgur.com/a/aAuDsu7

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Video on how to get a job without a job to give you experience that the new job requires.

That feels pretty convoluted. Anyway, a common question from new admins w/o degrees is: If I don't have experience, and all the entry level jobs require experience to get the job, how do I get the experience. Note: this is for people trying to get their first job in IT. If you are a 20 year veteran of the IT trenches, this may not be useful for you, but additional suggestions for people just getting started are always appreciated.

Thanks again for all the support /r/linuxadmin! It hasn't even been a week since I posted my first video, and I've had something like 700 views and 75 subscriptions. This is boggling my mind, but I hope you guys keep finding this useful. Also, in this one, my dog Bits makes a cameo. :)

Please let me know if you have any questions or topics you'd like me to discuss.

Enjoy!

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[Help] Create a nag to remind me to go to the gym

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:12

I already have a "Gym" task that fires when I workout. One of the things it does is store the current date in a variable &LastGym . What I would like is to have a profile that fires if I'm at home AND it has been more than one day since I last went to the gym (so I don't skip more than one day in a row).

I can't quite figure out how to do date math on the saved date. I see how I can pull a variable into a profile condition and compare it to something, but I'm not sure how to actually figure out if it has been more than one day elapsed. I would appreciate any help. Thank you!

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Factory reset?

Linux - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:22

I want to reser My Linux mint, Resetter wont work. I did install Linux mint ISO to usb, But I cant find it in boot options.

what to do?

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MIT to Oz: Crypto-busting laws risk banning security tests

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:17
I see the red team and I want it painted black

Australia's government's crypto-busting legislation risks blocking security research, a leading Internet policy boffin has warned.…

Nvidia just can't get a break. Revenues up, profit nearly doubles... and stock down 20%

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:14
Ongoing Bitcoin woes left the channel holding all the cards, and that's not a good thing

Nvidia has turned in growth in revenue and profit, but has been punished for missing its guidance in the third quarter of its fiscal 2019, all amid a continuing sharp drop in demand from crypto-currency miners.…

Are my commands logged?

Linux - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:31

Hi, I work at a firm where we primarily use linux (i.e. not Windows) to do all of our work. I'm not in IT so don't have admin privileges. Work gets frustrating at times so I might just type some stupid gripe messages into the terminal and hit enter, like "[my boss's name] is a [impolite noun]".

Would IT admins be able to see my command history? I don't trust my company's culture enough to hold themselves back from snooping on its employees.

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Trump in Spaaaaaaace: Washington DC battles over who gets to decide the rules of trillion-dollar new industry

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:14
Sudden changes to FCC document raise eyebrows

Analysis There's a new battle brewing in Washington DC and for once it's not between Democrats and Republicans, but over who gets to decide the policies for a new trillion-dollar market: The internet in space.…

Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:15
CEO insists Chinese spy chip bombshell 'impossible'

Super Micro Computer on Thursday reported net sales in the range of $952m to $962m for the first quarter of its fiscal 2019, which ended September 30, 2018. That's higher than company guidance of $810m to $870m, and up roughly 40 per cent on the year-ago period.…

In light of the Call/SMS fiasco (call recorder, sms backup, Tasker), are there any alternatives to begging for relief from Google ?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:09

As has been discussed in this thread regarding the new discretionary layer Google is inserting specifically for Call/SMS features (while none exists for contact harvesting etc.), and the gaps in the privacy argument for the change:

Recently the Tasker developer has reported some activity at Google - a human has contacted him and they have had a discussion:

That discussion suggests that developers resubmit their Permissions Declaration Form, and give more details in the process, and it may be reconsidered.

This does not address the question of why Google is inserting this extra discretionary layer (which in some cases is removing offline methods of doing things like SMS Backup apps for power users), when no such discretionary layer exists for contact harvesting (this simply requires only run-time permission).

Since the process of begging by developers is ongoing, I was wondering if there is some alternative means developers have available to voice their concerns, when humans are lacking at Google.

If you are in the EU, you have the option to air your views to Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner (who has a history of prosecuting Google) - or send her a tweet at:

https://twitter.com/vestager

Practically in all likelihood, even the EU competition commissioner will want the harm to first have been caused i.e. companies to be affected and fail - that will give them a better case. So they will probably act after the damage has been done. Although there is no harm in contacting her.

What are the other ways for developers to get redressal where Google is unable to deliver - if you can share your points of contact etc. Those who fear they cannot speak openly against Google, can send me their suggestions.

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In light of the Call/SMS fiasco (call recorder, sms backup, Tasker), are there any alternatives to begging for relief from Google ?

Developing Android Apps - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:00

As has been discussed in this thread regarding the new discretionary layer Google is inserting specifically for Call/SMS features (while none exists for contact harvesting etc.), and the gaps in the privacy argument for the change:

- [Discussion] Why did Google remove internet permissions requirements, but is restricting SMS/Call features ? What features are next ? • r/androiddev

Recently the Tasker developer has reported some activity at Google - a human has contacted him and they have had a discussion:

- [Update] - SMS And Call Permissions: A New Hope

That discussion suggests that developers resubmit their Permissions Declaration Form, and give more details in the process, and it may be reconsidered.

In the happiness that ensues after being granted reprieve from execution, there can be much exultation and gratitude. However this does not answer what prerogative they have to institute this new process, where developers have to be at the begging end ? This still leave open the door to them picking and choosing - approving the most vocal ones, and rejecting the weaker ones.

This does not address the question of why Google is inserting this extra discretionary layer (which in some cases is removing offline methods of doing things like SMS Backup apps for power users), when no such discretionary layer exists for contact harvesting (this simply requires only run-time permission).

Since the process of begging by developers is ongoing, I was wondering if there is some alternative means developers have available to voice their concerns, when humans are lacking at Google.

If you are in the EU, you have the option to air your views to Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner (who has some history of prosecuting Google) - or send her a tweet at:

- Margrethe Vestager on Twitter

- e-mail: margrethe-vestager-contact@ec.europa.eu

Practically in all likelihood, even the EU competition commissioner will want the harm to first have been caused i.e. companies to be affected and fail - that will give them a better case. So they will probably act after the damage has been done. Although there is no harm in contacting her.

What are the other ways for developers to get redressal where Google is unable to deliver - if you can share your points of contact etc. Those who fear they cannot speak openly against Google, can send me their suggestions.

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