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by saurabhvashist

How to turn my VPS into High Performance Server?
I want to move to a Cloud VPS Service like Amazon EC2 or DigitalOcean. But they offer bare minimum images of different linux servers with a control panel. These precompiled LAMP or LEMP servers would function as good as any other conventional/standard VPS.

I want faster VPS with caching & better security. Any suggestions?

by dave

It's "World Backup Day," how do you backup your data?
March 31st is "World Backup Day", a yearly event that serves to remind digital citizens to backup their valuable personal data (though obviously you should be doing this more than one day a year). There are a number of products and services that can help users do this. Among them:
  • Backblaze
  • Box
  • Crashplan
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • QNAP NAS devices
  • Synology NAS devices
What are your strategies for backing up data and what sorts of tools are you using to help you... Read more →

by kris

What would you order with an Amazon Dash button?
Today Amazon announced Dash, a small device that allows you to order a selected product with one push of the button. The button is branded with whatever product it orders so you know what you're getting, and it backed with a reusable adhesive so you can stick it on a cabinet or appliance. Out of detergent? Well, just push the "Tide" button and Amazon will ship you some. Don't worry about kids... Read more →

by kris

Would you ride Leap or other startup bus services?
Catching a cab used to be a real pain (if not impossible) in San Francisco, which is why startups like Uber (and Lyft) were created and became successful. Uber now operates in over 100 cities across the world. And now, there are several new services attempting to "disrupt" the transportation industry again, this time setting their sites on another maligned aspect of SF life: MUNI. Some of these challengers... Read more →

by dave

Resources for learning to code?
This year, I've been trying to spend a bit more time on something that's been a not-so-serious hobby for me: coding. Given the opportunity, I probably couldn't code my way out of a box, but it's still something that I've always found really interesting, and even empowering. In the past, I've written a few PHP scripts to help generate weekly community reports that I'd send to management and that... Read more →

by dave

Has on-demand video changed how you watch streaming content?
Last month, Netflix released the third season of House of Cards to the masses. All 13 episodes of the show were available at once, letting viewers binge-watch the entire season in one sitting if they desired. In fact, Netflix has done quite a bit of this with original content they've created or licensed (see Arrested Development, Orange is the New Black, The Killing).
Has this trend of releasing all episodes of a show at once changed how you watch original content... Read more →
Apple Watch

by savant42001

Too Much Apple Talk
I've been AFK for a couple of days for various reasons and was playing catchup with the last couple of days postings. I have one gripe. WHY IS EVERYTHING ABOUT APPLE. I get that they're huge and that there are a lot of people who may very well be interested but can they not have a special tab or something? It shouldn't require so much scrolling to ignore the apple watch.

by dave

How big is your personal animated GIFs folder?
Sure, GIFs come to us from another time and dimension (the 1980s, dude). But to this day, they are a key glue that binds the Internet together, making friends out of enemies, silencing trolls, making it easy to get points across (if a picture is worth 1,000 words, how many words is a GIF worth) and just generally contributing to happiness.
Anyway, animated GIFs are pretty easy to find, with services like Giphy and Google Images providing a filter for animated images.... Read more →

by Jotunhammer

what happened?
I am gone for 6 month and when I try to check up on the lastest in mmo news, on massively.joystiq.com I get to this gadget site that has very little to do with mmo games at all, it is more a shop page iwht gadget here and there, what happend to the game reviews, the news from the mmo world, upcoming patches etc?