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Dell Releases Customized Version of Chrome OS

first_imgsarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud computing#Google#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Dell has just released a customized version of Chromium OS, the open source code behind Google’s new operating system called Chrome, in a build designed specifically for Dell Mini computers. According to a blog post on the Dell Community site, several company employees were inspired create this custom version after seeing Engadget’s video showing Chrome OS running on a Vostro A860 netbook. After tinkering around with the code, they were able to create their own version of Chromium OS, complete with functional Wi-Fi drivers, and have made the build available for download as a USB key image file from the Direct2Dell blog. About Google ChromeAfter last week’s sneak peek at Google’s upcoming operating system dubbed Google Chrome OS, tech enthusiasts everywhere have been playing with the open source code which Google released to the community on the day of the press conference. This code, called Chromium OS, lets anyone take the basic building blocks of Google’s operating system and customize it for their own purposes. Going the open source route isn’t just an example of Google’s desire to “not be evil,” but protects the company from anti-trust, anti-competitive claims surrounding the new project – a project which is basically an OS that runs only one web browser: Google Chrome. In fact, Google’s browser is the operating system in its entirety. No desktop applications will be supported on this web-based, Wi-Fi only machine. As Google’s VP of Product Management, Sundar Pichai, said during the press event, if any other browser maker wants to build their own version of the OS using their own browser, they can. Since the launch of the Chromium OS source code, there have been a number of articles explaining how to run the operating system in a virtual machine on your own computer as well as how to boot the operating system from a USB flash drive. But up until now, these efforts have been steered by enthusiastic technology users and not those associated with any large computer manufacturer such as Dell. And while the Dell Chromium build isn’t exactly an “official” company product, it’s noteworthy for the fact that it was designed by company employees, posted publicly on a Dell website, and is customized to run specifically on Dell Mini computers.Dell’s Chromium OS Build According to the Dell blog post, the USB key image file (available here: http://linux.dell.com/files/cto) only works on Dell Mini 10v computers. Most importantly, the build makes the built-in Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter on these machines functional, a feature needed when running a web-based OS. After all, what good is a cloud operating system if you have to be tethered to an ethernet cable?The blog post includes instructions on how to copy the USB image file to a USB flash drive, but unfortunately the directions are aimed only at those who have access to another Linux machine. We’re not sure why Windows and Mac users couldn’t just modify the instructions found on this website to make their own Dell Chromium OS USB keys by substituting the Dell build for the one hosted on that site. In addition, if you’re interested in trying out the Dell version of Chromium OS, there are a couple of things you should know: You’ll need a hefty USB key drive – 8 GB minimum. It may take 5-10 minutes for the Chromium OS network connection manager to “see” the Wi-Fi access points. Some issues with the connection manager are still present. If it gets hung, reboot and try again. And by the way, there’s no “reboot” – you have to press the power button on the Mini laptop. The Dell build is unsupported and minimally tested – use at your own risk. If you’re still feeling brave, the download is available here. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Two women raped, hacked to death in Bhondsi

first_imgThree persons, including two women, were found hacked to death in a jungle in Bhondsi’s Ghamroj village, around 20 km from Gurugram city, on Tuesday.The post-mortem on the deceased has revealed that the women were raped before their murder. All three bodies have multiple injuries around the neck caused by a sharp-edged weapon and two of the victims have some superficial injuries on the arms and head.“The three seem to have been murdered on Monday afternoon. The two women were raped before being killed, but no marks of brutality were seen on the bodies,” said Deepak Mathur, who conducted the post-mortem.Attacked in jungleTwo couples, in their mid-30s, had gone to collect sticks from the jungle for fuel on Monday morning when they went missing. While three of them are dead, the husband of one of the deceased woman is missing. He is the main suspect in the case, the police said.Both the couples belonged to Madhya Pradesh and the two men worked as masons. “While the couple, who are now dead, had come to stay in the village a fortnight ago, the other couple had been staying on rent, along with their relatives, for the past five years,” said Om Prakash, a villager.He said that the two couples had gone to the jungle around 10 a.m. “The relatives of one of the couples came to me late at night after the four did not return home. I made a call to the PCR informing the police about the missing couples,” said Mr. Prakash.Bodies found in morning A police team, along with a bunch of villagers, went out to look for the couples on Tuesday around 8 a.m. and discovered their bodies. “While the bodies of the women were found together, the man was found dead at some distance,” said Mr. Prakash.Station House Officer, Bhondsi, Umesh Kumar said that a murder case has been registered against unknown persons and efforts are on to trace the missing man.He refused to comment on the post-mortem findings saying that he was yet to receive the copy of the report.The villagers claimed that the two couples were on friendly terms and stayed in adjoining rooms.The bodies were handed over to the families after the post-mortem for the last rites to be performed.last_img read more

4 days agoLys Mousset overjoyed to score Sheffield Utd winner against Arsenal

first_imgLys Mousset overjoyed to score Sheffield Utd winner against Arsenalby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLys Mousset was delighted to score for Sheffield United in Monday’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal.The summer signing from Bournemouth endeared himself to the Blades faithful after his 30th minute strike sealed a memorable victory at Bramall Lane.He told Sky Sports: “It was a good feeling and it was good to be back in the team.”I wanted to say thank you to the manager for bringing me to Sheffield United and he told me just to play my football and try to score.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Josh Dobbs Gives Heartwarming Surprise To Boy With Inoperable Brain Tumor

first_imgJosh Dobbs Surprises a little boy with a brain tumor.Josh Dobbs SurpriseTennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs is known for being a fan-favorite, and for his accessibility for the Vol supporters that love him. So maybe it isn’t that shocking to see what Dobbs did over the weekend.In conjunction with Special Spaces of Knoxville, Dobbs gave 5-year-old Tennessee fan A.J. Cucksey the surprise of a lifetime. Cucksey, who is stricken with an inoperable brain tumor, received a new play room stocked with UT memorabilia. Best of all, he got to hang out with Dobbs, who has known the boy for some time. Warning: these videos might make you choke up a bit. This boy has an inoperable brain tumor.@josh_dobbs1 @SpecialSpacesUS did something pretty cool for him. Watch at 11. pic.twitter.com/FNy5kjaGRe— Casey Wheeless (@WVLTCasey) April 24, 2016@WVLTCasey Here is a video I took today of Aj singing Rocky Top to Josh Dobbs. Thought you might want to see it 🙂 pic.twitter.com/7srV4ZhRis— Steve Winfree (@KnoxSportsGuy) April 24, 2016It’s easy to see why Dobbs is such a beloved figure in Knoxville. To watch the entire featue from WVLT, click here.last_img read more

Need for action behind funding cut to Sisters in Spirit cabinet ministers

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–The Conservative government justifies its decision to no longer fund the research project responsible for raising hundreds of murdered and missing Aboriginal women cases out of the shadows by saying it is now time for “action,” in a letter signed by two cabinet ministers and released to APTN National News.The government lays out the reasoning for its decision to cut funding to Sisters in Spirit, the landmark research project that detailed hundreds of missing and murdered cases, in the letter which is addressed to Jeanette Corbiere-Lavell, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC).NWAC could not be immediately reached for comment.NWAC has criticized the government for cutting its Sisters in Spirit project out of the recently announced $10 million strategy to deal with murdered and missing Aboriginal women cases.NWAC has said the Oct. 29 announcement had little to do specifically with Aboriginal women and gave the bulk of the money to the RCMP to set up a branch to investigate all missing persons cases. NWAC also said it was never consulted on the content of the announcement.The government says that while Sisters in Spirit was successful, it was time to move on to a more concrete focus.“The Sisters in Spirit research and awareness project has accomplished much of what it was intended to do. It is time to move to action, by taking the research and implementing it on the streets,” said the letter, dated Nov. 24 and signed by Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose. “We would also like to reassure you that the ability of NWAC to continue to use the Sisters in Spirit name or to conduct further research using other funding sources is not in doubt.”According to sources, NWAC was told it could no longer use the Sisters in Spirit name or continue research on its vaunted database of missing and murdered cases in any project that uses government money.The letter states that NWAC is currently receiving $500,000 for an eight-month project called Evidence to Action.APTN National News has learned that the original name for the project was Sisters in Spirit, Evidence to Action, but Status of Women officials forced NWAC to cut out the name Sisters in Spirit.The letter states that Status of Women Canada is also poised to fund NWAC for a three-year project called Evidence to Action II.The government also expressed “great concern” with NWAC’s criticism of the $10 million strategy and uses Corbiere-Lavell’s words against her.“These criticisms have been more disconcerting as we spoke to you prior to the announcement to explain details…We recall your words at this time being ‘this is a long time coming, but worth the wait,’” said the letter.The letter also expressed concerns about “inaccurate media reports” about the government’s announcement.“The comments are troubling in that the information does not reflect the facts about our new initiatives,” said the letter.The letter said the goal of the strategy is a “multi-tiered approach to provide new tools for law enforcement, improve the justice system, enhance victim’s services, and introduce community programs to help prevent these troubling acts and bring those responsible to justice.”Aside from the $4 million going to the RCMP, which “will clearly not just be specific to women or Aboriginal women,” the government is also funding school and community violence prevention projects, a Western provinces victim’s fund, community safety plans, awareness materials and a compendium of “best practices,” the letter said.As part of its strategy, the government also plans to introduce new amendments to the criminal code to make it easier for police to execute warrantless wiretaps in emergency situations and to obtain multiple warrants on a single application to a judge.Sisters in Spirit recieved a five-year, $5 million funding committment from the Liberal government which ran out the last fiscal year.last_img read more

Airbus profits crash on A380 scrapping German arms freeze to Saudi

first_imgParis: European aerospace giant Airbus on Tuesday reported a slump in first-quarter net profit, hit by Germany’s freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and its own decision to stop building the loss-making A380 super-jumbo. It said profits were down 86 per cent from the same period in 2018 at 40 million euros ($45 million). It blamed “adjustments” including “a negative 190 million euros as a consequence of the prolonged suspension of defence export licences to Saudi Arabia by the German government”. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraGermany in late March extended by six months an embargo on weapons exports to Riyadh. It had instituted the ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries involved in the Yemen war last October in response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. But Berlin has since faced protests by EU partners because the ban has impacted joint defence projects such as the Eurofighter and Tornado jets. Airbus is affected by the freeze under a contract for “border security” equipment, the group’s chief financial officer, Dominik Asam, told a press conference Tuesday. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”We now have to watch what is happening in the political environment and how we deal with the customer”, he said. Airbus on Tuesday also blamed falling profits on “83 million euros relating to the dollar pre-delivery payment mismatch and balance sheet revaluation” and “a negative 61 million euros related to A380 programme cost”. Airbus announced in February that it would stop building the A380, a double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs. The programme’s future had been in doubt for years as Airbus slowed production, and the company acknowledged last year that the A380 would be scrapped if no new orders came in. Consolidated revenues increased 24 percent to 12.5 billion euros “reflecting the higher commercial aircraft deliveries as the production ramp-up continued”, it said in a statement. “The first quarter underlying financials mainly reflect our commercial aircraft ramp-up and delivery phasing,” said CEO Guillaume Faury. “The commercial aircraft market remains robust and we continue to see good prospects in the helicopters and defence and space businesses. The new management team is in place and focused on delivering on our commitments.” Faury took over earlier this month, replacing Tom Enders, who stepped down after five years. Earnings before interest (EBIT) were down nine percent at 181 million euros. In the first quarter, Airbus recorded 62 gross commercial aircraft orders compared with 68 during the same period in 2018. These included 38 A350 XWBs, the latest of its large aircraft. Airbus said it plans to deliver between 880 and 890 commercial aircraft in 2019. It added that it is ramping up production of its A320 planes, which are a direct competitor to the 737 MAX planes made by Airbus’s rival aerospace giant Boeing. The 737 MAX planes have been grounded worldwide as Boeing comes under huge scrutiny after a total of 346 passengers and crew were killed when two of the jets crashed. When asked at a press conference about the troubles of Airbus’s American rival, Faury said that the company had not yet seen any change in its supply chain.last_img read more

Quantifying the That Guy Is Still in the Major Leagues Phenomenon

While watching Tuesday’s spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves, some of us in the FiveThirtyEight office were surprised to see Tigers shortstop Alex Gonzalez. Didn’t Gonzalez retire years ago?He was Atlanta’s everyday shortstop in 2011, but over the past two seasons, Gonzalez was thoroughly forgettable, playing just 65 games for the Milwaukee Brewers (hitting .211 and producing -0.8 wins above replacement). If you go back to 2009, when Gonzalez was 32, he seemed particularly unlikely to be in the majors five years later.This got us thinking: Could we quantify the “Wait … he’s still playing?” question. Our idea was to use a player’s age and WAR to predict whether he would be an active major leaguer a half-decade later. To that end, we plugged every player from the designated hitter era (1973-present) into a logistic regression model. The result will tell us the likelihood of a given player being in the league five seasons later. For example, here’s the arc of a generic Major League Baseball player who peaks as an All-Star (5 WAR) at age 27:So for players in MLB this season (a list taken from Fangraphs’ depth charts), we looked at the odds at the end of the 2009 season that they’d still be playing today. Here are the most unlikely major leaguers:Gonzalez is not the most improbable player in the game. That honor belongs to catcher Henry Blanco, who was 37 in 2009 and had been hovering around replacement level for the previous three seasons. All else being equal, a player of that profile would have just a 3 percent chance of still being in the majors five years later, and yet Blanco is slated to be in the mix for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ backup catching role this season.Blanco underscores one of the themes of the list. The probabilities listed above don’t take into account the player’s position (beyond the positional adjustments in WAR) — just his age and performance. For most players, that’s enough, but backup catchers are a different breed. No other position is so well-represented among the “I can’t believe he’s still playing” set.One reason for this is that WAR, for all of its strengths, doesn’t incorporate a catcher’s receiving skills. Recent research suggests that elite pitch-framers such as the Tampa Bay Rays’ Jose Molina have a startlingly large impact on the game, far beyond what was originally believed in the sabermetric community.Another explanation, though, is that on-field performance isn’t necessarily the first thing managers look for in their reserve backstops. Instead, managers may place more value on intangibles such as clubhouse presence and leadership. How else to explain how backup catching became what Sports Illustrated once called “the cushiest job in baseball”? read more

Ohio State mens hockey wins home finale against No 15 Golden Gophers

Sophomore goalie Christian Frey skates near his goal during a game against Minnesota at the Schottenstein Center on March 6. OSU lost, 4-2. Credit: Alexis Soares / Lantern photographerIn the final home game of their collegiate careers, OSU’s eight seniors were the stars on the ice one last time.The senior class helped lead the team to a 5-2 victory over the No. 15 Golden Gophers on Saturday.“Led by our seniors, no question,” coach Steve Rohlik said. “We talked a lot about it today and in video session, you can’t script a book any better than what happened tonight, but again, you’re led by eight pretty quality young men. But I credit the team because it takes all 27 guys to get it done, and all 27 guys jumped on board and everybody wanted to do it for the seniors, but more importantly for the program.”Sophomore forward Nick Schilkey’s backhander off a rebound from senior forward Darik Angeli put the Buckeyes in a 1-0 lead.The Gophers notched two tallies in the second period, but senior forward Matt Johnson tied the score at 2-2. OSU then added three goals in the third to take the win.This weekend proved to be a big one for junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple as he scored his first two goals of the season in back-to-back nights against the Gophers.“Two goals in two games, it’s pretty special,” Dalrymple said.OSU’s defense held the game for the Buckeyes by not allowing one of the best power-play units in college hockey to score on its four power-play chances.“That’s a scary team on the power play when you’re clicking at the right percent. They have so many weapons,” Rohlik said. “I think our guys decided it just doesn’t matter, you have to go out and kill a penalty and our guys just jumped the boards and got the job done.”After Minnesota coach Don Lucia decided to pull his goalie late in the final period Saturday to allow the Gophers to add an extra attacker, the Buckeyes took advantage.Led by the stick skills of senior forward Tanner Fritz, the Buckeyes scored twice on an empty net. Fritz assisted junior forward Anthony Greco on the first, and scored the second himself, marking his last home goal as a Buckeye.“I think the hockey gods were shining down on me a little, but definitely nice to go out that way,” Fritz said.Fritz, who leads the Buckeyes with 26 points and has had a point in each of his last six games, said this win was one to remember.“It’s an awesome feeling, something that I’ll remember and cherish down the road. I can look back on this and be proud of what I’ve done,” Fritz said.But the Buckeye captain’s hockey career isn’t over yet, as OSU is set to travel to Madison, Wis., to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in its final series of the regular season.“We enjoy this win. We played a very good hockey team,” Rohlik said. “We are going into their senior weekend and we have to become a better team starting on Monday and that’s our focus. If we can continue to do that, hopefully we can cause some success.”Puck drop in Madison is set for 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Zidane Benzema is a real team player

first_imgFormer Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes that Karim Benzema is “a real team player”The French forward managed just 11 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions in Zidane’s final season in charge of Real.Yet the 46-year-old kept faith in Benzema, who repaid the coach by playing a key role in securing their third straight Champions League title.But, following Zidane’s departure in May, questions over Benzema’s importance to Real have arisen.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Karim was important for the balance of the side in terms of how I wanted the team to attack,” Zidane told UEFA.“He helped to implement our possession game by playing his teammates in. He makes himself available and is a real team player.”Benzema has begun life under new head coach Julen Lopetegui in impressive fashion by scoring five goals in four games.last_img read more

Jordi Alba discusses move for a new deal talks about bond

first_imgFollowing Barcelona’s 2-0 win against Celta Vigo yesterday, Barca left-back  Jordi Alba’s discussed his contract with the club as well as a plan to move for a new deal.Jordi Alba’s contract won’t expire until the summer of 2020, but he confirms he wouldn’t mind moving forward with talks on a new deal.“It doesn’t just depend on me, as it also depends on the club,” he said when asked about a new contract after the game via Marca.“When I signed for Barcelona it wasn’t for money.“I came here for the feeling and because it is my home.“In the end, it’s not enough to say that I’m a great player, as actions also matter.“A deadline? When the contract ends.”Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba played together again in the clash against Celta Vigo and the left-back spoke of the bond with Lionel Messi.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“For the first goal he was looking for me and I held the run well,” he said afterward.“On the second, [Ousmane] Dembele and Luis Suarez’s runs left him alone and he never fails.“I know that most of the assists I give will end up going on [the goal].”“We faced a great team that like to play football,” he added.“The first half was very good and in the second we dropped our rhythm a bit and they were able to create.“We are happy with the result.”Barcelona won’t have any more fixtures until a clash with Getafe on January 6.last_img read more