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    Rackspace being sold to Apollo Global for 4.3 billion dollars

    Source: More at the source. Comments?  Thoughts?
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    Anyone ever got/use a smartwatch?  How good is it?   I've been thinking about getting one and have been looking around.  Moto 360 Gen 2 and Samsung Gear S2 looks interesting for me but I think I'd prefer the android wear simply because it'd integrate better with the OS. I however also...
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    Home Automation

    So.  With the introduction of a new forum, I'd like to ask. What are some good Home Automation setups you can do using your ARM boards?  I've seen automatic lights, HVAC/heating automation, but what have you specifically automated in your own home and how?
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    The Reincarnation of a Bulletproof Hoster - Krebs on Security

    Article Link: Excerpt:  @HostSailor, any comments?  Curious as to what the purpose of this all is. 
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    StartEncrypt: LetsEncrypt Alternative

    So it seems StartSSL has started a competing service to LetsEncrypt.  The following information: I think the biggest/most important thing is that it's not a 90 day cert, but rather 1180 days cert.  Also EV SSL certs. 
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    Raspberry Pi SD Card Corruption

    Howdy guys, So this has been a consistent problem for me and I'm wondering if anyone else has any idea behind what this issue could be.   After installing Debian on the SD card with my Raspberry Pi, after an extended use the SD card has an IO error (corrupted data).  This has happened...
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    Automate Everything at Work

    So some of you may have already seen this before or seen it on reddit earlier today.  But still pretty cool. tldr, a guy apparently automated every part of his job through scripting.  Check it out. Pretty hilarious if you ask me.  
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    GoDaddy Launches AWS-style Servers

    Article: Excerpt: So... any comments? Literally seems like they're gonna try and compete with DigitalOcean.  I've had terrible experiences with GoDaddy before so I'd be highly...
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    Hardware Monitoring System?

    So we have server network monitoring and such. My concern is figuring out the server hardware monitoring portions.  Other monitoring options are greatly welcome (because I don't know what else can be monitored off the top of my head), but one specific example would be the hard drives. I want...
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    Atom Server Hardware For Sale

    Howdy folks, I have an atom server, that was originally colocated and used as the central monitoring node for my network setup up, for sale.  Details are available below: - Atom D425 (2 Cores at 1.8 GHz) - 4 GB RAM  - 300 GB HDD (WDC WD3000HLHX-01JJPV0, 10000 RPM) Looking for 60...
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    EXIM CVE-2016-1531 (General Advisory)

    Seems there's a major update to EXIM sent to fix a critical vulnerability.  Source: Additional cPanel documentation: Get those servers updated!
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    Raspberry PI 3 Now Launched!

    Seems Raspberry Pi 3 is now launched! Source: Basically, the raspberry Pi 3 will contain: - a 1.2 GHz 64-bit quad core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU - Integrated 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 - 1 GB RAM Still no 1 Gbit ethernet...
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    Mandrill Removing Free Tier - MailChimp

    Got the email a few hours ago.  Mandrill will be requiring all clients, current and new, to have a paid monthly MailChimp account.  Mandrill was previously commonly used by some providers here due to their free tier and cheap pricing from then on out.  Since then, it seems Mandrill will be...
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    Fixing a Chromebook Pixel (2013 Model) Glass?

    I think my normal google-fu is being a bit slow.  Anyone know of any resources involving replacing the glass and the touchscreen component of a Chromebook Pixel?  Mine's broken and I would love to find a way to fix it so I could use the touchscreen again. 
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    An oldie but still a goodie.  I remembered about this from a reddit post I saw earlier today.  Figured I'd bring in some nostalgia. Trace, and you'll get this.  Who loves rDNS?
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    Seagate faces class-action lawsuit over 3TB hard drive failure rates

    Full Article: My only response to this is: lol.
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    Internap Datacenter - Colocation

    Howdy, I was wondering if anyone knew anyone or of a company that sells colocation inside internap's DC and network?  I would go direct Internap, however for a smaller deployment it's common knowledge they want you to go through a reseller.  Anyone know of a good reseller for internaps'...
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    Laptop with Long Battery Life

    Howdy, Since all yall know your stuff.  I might as well ask ya the following question: I'm thinking/looking into getting a cheap linux laptop that has a small and lightweight form factor and yet has a long battery life.  Originally I've been looking at Chromebooks, as the old Samsung...
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    Linux Kernel Vulnerability (CVE--2016-0728)

    Original: Basically, update, and then restart the server!