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14Jun/140

Tesla releases its patents with the open source license. But will this really happen?

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Here is the news of the day - taken from OSVeichle.

Some of you may know that Tesla - the famous car manufacturer for electric cars - recently announced in a press conference (directly from the mouth of CEO Elon Musk) come - to approach the global interest that revolves around vehicles and elettcici, in general, to sustainable mobility - intend to allow access to their patents to other park users who will want to consult.

This is certainly great news, probably the most resonant in the history of modern mobility and the transport industry. At least as regards the last decades. Although this position seems to be difficult to understand according to the viewpoint typical of the companies that are trying to capture market share, this makes perfect sense if you look at the mission of Tesla: "accelerate the advent of sustainable mobility".

27Apr/140

Bcache: the advantage of having a layer between SSD and HDD in terms of speed

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Ok, the truth is that these days are not very inspired with titles, unfortunately you will have to settle. Today we talk about speed and SSD / HDD. We will not make the usual benchmark to demonstrate the superiority in speed of solid state disk (it is a fact that it is faster), Instead we understand that it can be useful and economical to add a layer to take care of to communicate the two disks to speed up the process of burning the old HDD.

20Jul/130

Test the speed of a USB memory drive with Linux

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In today's article we deal with any USB storage device (key, disk, SD card, CF or other readable via USB) and its speed when attached to a device, whether it is a PC, una smart TV, or a camera.

3Dec/120

Un server ftp (with gui) in a single file

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Today I posed the problem to start an FTP server on my computer. Although (also in the repositories) There are several solutions to my problem, Graphical user interfaces are scarce. Despite this, I found an FTP server written in python that also includes a handy gui, in a single file.

First download ftpserver.py, a modified version of the original software "pyftplib" (glue lines just copied into a new file that we will call "ftpserver.py").

13Nov/123

The digital steganography to hide the information

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Literally the term "Steganography" from etymological dictionary means "the art of writing in figures, because the script is still secret and unknown to those who do not have the key". Typically quansiasi type of encrypted message may be referred steganographic. The oldest steganographic technique dates back a few thousand years ago (the term itself is derived from the ancient greek), was to use common lemon juice instead of ink. Those who received the letter secret was to bring the paper to a source of heat or an open flame. The parties spent with the lemon juice would not be blackened, while the paper is.

30Oct/122

Webcam security and “motion detect” with Linux

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Set up a Security Webcam with "motion detect" using linux, in contrast to other solutions, is a procedure quite simple, despite the lack of a GUI for the configurations (often it is good not to have a GUI). On the front "hardware" everything we need is a webcam USB, regarding the software we will need a Linux distribution and the program "motion" (in the official repositories). Below I translate and I simplify the procedure comes from the blog Chriswpage.com.

26Apr/125

10 applications for Android that will leave you begging for mercy

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I recently bought a cell phone Android, version 2.3.4 (fairly inexpensive), and I have also entered a world of applications for Android.

It must be said that there is a whole world unknown to those who still do not have a cell phone that would enable the next generation 'installation of dedicated applications. The choice is really wide, and applications more or less useful enticed more and more those who now turns out for the first time. We go from complete inutility, to Games arcade, puzzle, puzzle, interactive, at office applications, to Navigators satellite, to diagnostic of the network and monitoring of resources on the device.

11Apr/121

Working with Google docs, as if we were working in local

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In today's article we see a little hack to access our Google docs as if we were working in local. In practice "'ll mount" the cloud of our documents made available by Google to a local folder. We can browse between the files as locally, rename, move, copy, As if they were on our pc.

The software that will handle the sharing is called "google-docs-fs", a small script in Python with API Fuse, available for Linux and Mac.

29Oct/110

Some audio plugin: LinuxDSP

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Plugins are add-on modules that "collaborating"With the main program will extend the functionality. Let us take as an example Firefox. Firefox is a web browser very reliable, very safe (fra i più sicuri), which also draws its strength from the simplicity of installation and use of third-party plug-ins available on the official website largely the same.

But today we talk about plugin certainly less known, and production-oriented audio. Today we talk about LinuxDSP.

13Oct/110

Mount a remote device in tunneling “sshfs”

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Several articles ago I explained how to mount a remote machine via FTP, so that the PC on which we operate is seen as a directory locale. The program used to establish the connection between the two machines is unpronounceable: "curlftpfs". Today we will do the same thing, but the protocol used will be the 'SSH. We will find a number of similarities with the article previously developed, one in all the impronunciabilità the software used: "sshfs".

How much of the useful software, "sshfs" is directly installed via repository. It will be enough to look inside the graphical tool in use at the distribution.