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DevOps Fundamentals, Part 6: Automated Testing

This is the final installment of our series covering the DevOps Fundamentals: Implementing Continuous Delivery (LFS261)  training course from The Linux Foundation. So far, we have looked at: This time we’ll cover automated testing. There are nine principles; these are based on work by Elisabeth Hendrickson, Pivotal's Vice President of Data R&D, who did a brilliant presentation on Agile testing overview . This is a very important part of...
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Homemade Water Rocket Demon! BOOM!

Fill 1/3 of the bottle with water, then slowly squeeze the cork into the bottle. Place the bottle between two heavy boxes or find a friend to help you hold it. Then pump it as fast as you can. The cork will slowly push the bottle away. Boom! There you go, your homemade DIY water rocket is finished. Original link
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Schoolboy bags $10,000 reward from Google with easy HTTP Host bypass

LinuxSecurity.com: A teenager in Uruguay has scored big after finding and reporting a bug in Google's App Engine to view confidential internal Google documents. Original link
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Those Free Stingray-Detector Apps? Yeah, Spies Could Outsmart Them

LinuxSecurity.com: As smartphone users have become more aware that fake cell phone towers, known as IMSI catchers or stingrays, can spy on them, developers have rushed to offer apps that detect when your phone connects to one. Unfortunately, it seems, those tools aren't as effective as they claim. Watching the watchers turns out to be a complicated business. Original link
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The 25 fastest gaming laptops ranked - CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET Gaming on a laptop is no longer the frustrating compromise it once was. Slimmer designs paired with more powerful processors and graphics cards  have brought gaming laptops closer than ever to performance previously found only in desktops. And the pace of innovation hasn't slowed down. Just in the past year, laptops can now easily support high-end virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive , and new designs ca...
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Recode Daily: The internet and the White House respond to Charlottesville; Netflix takes on Disney, again

While the White House scrambled to put a good face on President Trump’s equivocal and inadequate response to this weekend’s violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Va., some Twitter users began publicly revealing the identities of the white supremacist “Unite the Right” protesters. The internet has already raised more than $200,000 in the name of Heather Heyer , a 32-year-old counter-protester who was killed by a car during th...
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Free App Of The Moment: Geocaching®

  Geocaching (free) - Wow this is the coolest app for anyone of all ages and who loves the outdoors. First you had the Pokemon Go app which set kids going crazy using the geolocation of that app to find and capture digital treasures. And now we have this beauty of an app for anyone who enjoys locating treasure. Join the world’s largest treasure-hunting community with the official app for geocaching. Whether you are off to find your fir...
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The Piñata Madness sale starts now

Get Deadlight for free • 100+ mystery games up to -93% • Weekly Megasale with unmissable offers Piñata Madness is back – meaning excitement, mystery, and exceptional deals on some of our favorite hand-picked titles. Plus, for just 48 hours, grab a free copy of Deadlight: Director's Cut on the front page – until August 16, 1PM UTC!What is Piñata Madness?For $3, you can buy and smash your own digital Piñata, each holding one of 100+ mystery g...
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LG’s Graphy app will help you rip off your favorite photographer’s style

LG’s trickle of pre-launch news about the upcoming V30 flagship-tier Android smartphone today turns to the new software that will be on board. Chief among the novelties is Graphy, a component of the manual mode in LG’s camera app that will allow users to apply the same “style and mood” of a chosen professional photo to their own. It sounds almost like Prisma, last summer’s popular style transfer app , but LG is doing it in a different manne...
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Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public “as early as next month,” Bloomberg reports . Citing sources, Bloomberg reports the IPO could value Rovio at $2 billion and that the company could raise about $400 million from a local market listing. Though, it seems that a final decision has yet to be made, meaning Rovio may decide to stay private for longer. Since first releasing Angry Birds in 2009, Rovio has expand...
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Pork Chops with Glaze

Rosemary adds a special touch to these beautifully glazed pork chops that are just right for any meal. —Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia Original link
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After a month-long break, SpaceX aims to return to flight Monday

reader comments 24 Weather conditions Sunday were mixed at Kennedy Space Center, a day before the scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket. During better weather, SpaceX's Falcon 9 is prepared Sunday for a launch Monday. The rocket's cargo is a Dragon spacecraft, carrying, food, water, supplies, and scientific experiments to the International Space Station. Weather conditions are forecast to be 70 percent "go." This is the final flight of a "n...
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Apple Deals: 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 ($500 off); $299 9.7" iPads; 10.5" iPad Pros for $599 ($50 off) with no tax in 48 states

B&H Photo this weekend is knocking $500 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 9.7" iPad for $299 ($30 off). Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro is also $599 ($50 off). 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,899 15" (2.6GHz/16GB/256GB/Radeon 450) in Space Gray for $1,899.00 ($500 off + no tax outside NY & NJ) * B&H will not collect sales...
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The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness - Dave Ramsey

Ramsey to go, yay! by Matt Storms So, here you are debating wether or not to buy this audiobook. You've heard this Ramsey guy knows his stuff, but the reviewers complain that he's preaching Jeebus at you. What do you make of it? Let me tell you. My wife used to drag me, kicking and screaming, to the kitchen table so we could discuss the dreaded F-word... Finances. She couldn't get me to open up and I refused to talk about money. One day she...
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Remember an Important Item by Associating It with an Action

Image credit: Pexels I forget pretty much everything when it comes to physical items I need to take with me from my apartment to another location. I own at least a dozen umbrellas that prove this fact. I know it’s going to rain, I sit one by the door to take with me when I leave, and then I get downtown and realize I forgot it. Recently, researchers at Baycrest Health Services in Toronto discovered a new way to remember those frequently for...
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Amazon offers refunds for dodgy solar eclipse glasses

It won't shock you to hear the reason why Amazon is taking the initiative: as with its reaction to unsafe hoverboards , it's exhibiting an "abundance of caution." The last thing Amazon wants is thousands of customers damaging their eyesight with sub-par glasses bought from its store, especially if the manufacturers falsely claim to meet safety standards. As before, you'll want to be sure that any pair of glasses meets those ISO standards be...
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Angelic is the Flying Monkey Book We Didn’t Know We Wanted Until Now

“Humanity’s long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind’s leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons. But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead, she’s expected to settle down, to become a mother… to lose her wings.” Flying monkeys, flying dolphins, a cult like Planet of the Apes society, super creepy mating vibes and a...
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This week, following the huge overreaction of Canadian telecoms to the site TVAddons, some commenters expanded on the ways in which this is not truly about piracy. Ryunosuke was one such commenter, and his explanation won first place for insightful : I agree, Piracy, like a black market, is a symptom of a system that is not working. Something that is in demand is not being properly vented, in this case, entertainment. Between high costs and...
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Best new songs to stream: Queens of the Stone Age, Moses Sumney, and more

Every week, there are thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves — and it’s just too much for your two ears to handle. With all those options, you can’t be wasting your time on tracks that deserve a thumbs-down click — you want the best new songs to stream now. But don’t worry, we’re going to save you the hassle. We listen to some of the most-hyped and interesting songs each week, and tell you which are worthy of your precious listening ti...
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Man refuses to let his fear of heights ruin this breathtaking view

Taking in the view is the best part of vacation for some people. For others, it's a nightmare. So what does one do when visiting Dún Aonghasa in Ireland while suffering from acrophobia? Take the belly approach. With some encouraging words from his daughter, this terrified dad managed to belly  his way right to the edge of the cliff. It took some coaxing, but we applaud this man for crawling all over his fear.  Original link
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Deserialization Issues Also Affect .NET, Not Just Java

"The .NET ecosystem is affected by a similar flaw that has wreaked havoc among Java apps and developers in 2016," reports BleepingComputer. An anonymous reader writes:The issue at hand is in how some .NET libraries deserialize JSON or XML data, doing it in a total unsecured way , but also how developers handle deserialization operations when working with libraries that offer optional secure systems to prevent deserialized data from accessin...
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Rough Translation - NPR

Rough Translation NPR Genre: News & Politics Release Date: August 4, 2017 How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee's first date, host Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our ...
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DeLorean Aerospace Is Making a Flying Car

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” Doc Brown says, before flipping down his reflective goggles and launching his nuclear-powered DeLorean into the air. If you think you've heard that line too many times, try being Paul DeLorean. He's not just the nephew of John DeLorean, founder of the short-lived automaker that's now best remembered for its car's starring role as a time machine in the Back to the Future movies. He is the CEO ...
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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

This cake mixes up quickly and bakes while we enjoy our dinner. My son, David, loves to help decorate it. —Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin Original link
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Methane Blaster Torch

These are the things you'll need: 1. Five foot of propane hose with flare fitting at one end. 2. Contact pin. 3. Hollow bolt with two nuts. 4. Steel ruler. 5. Teflon tape. 6. Cotton Thread. 7. ¾ inch joiner socket. 8. Small Pressure control valve. 9. 1 and 1/2 inch to 1-inch reducer coupling. 10. 12 inches of 1-inch thick pipe. 11. 2-inch clip. Original link
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