By Soulskill from Slashdot's entirely-uncontroversial-opinions department
writes: Ultimately, the schism over systemd could lead to a separation of desktop and server distros, or Linux server admins moving to FreeBSD, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. "Although there are those who think the systemd debate has been decided in favor of systemd, the exceedingly loud protests on message boards, forums, and the posts I wrote over the past two weeks would indicate otherwise. I've seen many declarations of victory for systemd, now that Red Hat has forced it into the enterprise with the release of RHEL 7. I don't think it's that easy. ... Go ahead, kids, spackle over all of that unsightly runlevel stuff. Paint over init and cron, pam and login. Put all of that into PID1 along with dbus. Make it all pretty and whisper sweet nothings about how it's all taken care of and you won't have to read a manual or learn any silly command-line stuff. Tune your distribution for desktop workloads. Go reinvent Windows."Read Replies (0)
By Soulskill from Slashdot's another-day-another-breach department
sends news that multiple banks are indicating Home Depot stores are the source of a new batch of stolen credit cards and debit cards
that hit the black market today. "There are signs that the perpetrators of this apparent breach may be the same group of Russian and Ukrainian hackers responsible for the data breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang’s, among others. The banks contacted by this reporter all purchased their customers’ cards from the same underground store – rescator[dot]cc — which on Sept. 2 moved two massive new batches of stolen cards onto the market." Home Depot is aware of the situation, and says they're investigating. The banks say this breach may have begun as early as April or May of this year and may extend to all 2,200 of Home Depot's U.S. stores.Read Replies (0)
By Soulskill from Slashdot's until-it's-used-for-ads department
writes: At some point, haven't all web developers spent an unjustifiable number of hours trying to optimize a desktop site for mobile devices? Responsive web design provides a solution: "develop once, works in every device." However, still it downloads multi-MB images and re-sizes them based on device screen resolution. Retrieving optimized images from the server, based on device (desktop, tablet, phone) and the device's internet connection (fiber, broadband, mobile), has always been an open problem. Recently, a number of freelance developers are tackling this with a new HTML element, <tt></tt>, which informs the web browser to download optimized images from the server. The tag will be featured in Chrome and Firefox later this year. Will this finally deliver us faster web browsing on mobile devices and an easier web development experience?Read Replies (0)
By Jacer from TFW2005
The Loyal Subjects posted an excited new review for the upcoming wave of vinyl figures, this time being Trailbreaker. Trailbreaker joins wave 3 along side Scrapper, Swoop, and Blitzwing. It also appears that wave 3 loses the action figure posing that was a part of wave 2.
Share your thoughts in the discussion after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
Independent group Ark Studio has revealed their latest projects on their Weibo account, which will be two add on kits for the recently released Generations Legends Optimus Prime and Nemesis Prime. The first add on kit for Optimus Prime will include his familiar trailer, which will open up to reveal the repair station/battle drone, and also include the Matrix of Leadership and assorted weapons which can attach to Roller.
Also included in the update is a Motormaster conversion kit for Nemesis Prime, which will include a new head and lower half (also included in the Optimus Prime kit) as well as weapon accessories.
No release date or preorder information yet, but we'll keep you updated as always. For now, sound off with the discussion link below!Read Replies (0)
By timothy from Slashdot's what-are-you-happy-with? department
New submitter Shadow99_1
writes I used to do a lot of video editing (a few years ago, at an earlier job) and at that time I used Adobe Premiere. Now a few years later I'm looking to start doing some video editing for my own personal use, but I have a limited budget that pretty well excludes even thinking about buying a copy of Adobe Premiere. So I ask slashdot: What is the state of free (as in beer or as in open source) video editing tools? In my case... I support a windows environment at work and so it's primarily what I use at home. I am also using a camcorder that uses flash cards to record onto, so for me I need a platform that supports reading flash cards. So that is my focus but feel free to discuss video editing on all platforms.
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By Josh Tolentino from Japanator
It wasn't all
about a fifth Persona game
, y'know! Quite a bit happened when Sony took the stage just before the Tokyo Game Show opened this year, to barrage our faces with sweet trailers for games known and new, as well as the first love for the PS Vita to happen since...well, the last TGS show, pretty much.
There's a lot to process in this epic two-hour archive, but anyone looking forward to the latest from Bloodborne, Yakuza 0, Gundam, Senran Kagura,
and more, should tune in for a little bit.
And of course, the most shocking revelation was also dropped during the presser: DYNAMIC THEMES FOR THE PS4 AND VITA! Coming to a firmware update near you!Read Replies (0)