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2015-05-02 23:11:38 (25 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Question for Linux experts -- best way to move to new computer?

UPDATED

I've bought a new computer and am wondering what's the best way to migrate my applications and data. I'm running14.04 LTS on both (3.13 kernel on the older one and 3.16 on the new one).  Questions:

-- Can I just do a full copy of the Home folder to an external drive and then copy that to the new machine's Home folder?  Any gotchas in doing that?

-- What's the best way to reinstall the applications I use? I can get some of them over using  the "save markings" and then "read markings" options in Synaptic Package Manager, but I'm pretty sure this doesn't bring everything into the new system. Correct?

-- I gather that there are a number of applications that keep their configuration files outside of the Home folder. Any wayto... more »

Most reshares: 15

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2015-06-21 14:06:14 (21 comments, 15 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

President Obama truly doesn't believe in accountability for massive failure -- by torturers, bankers and now the head of an agency where pathetic, known security lapses helped China get access to an incredibly sensitive database on government workers and people holding security clearances.

Meanwhile, the NSA has laughed off the part of its duties in which it's supposed to focus on defense, not just offense.

And this is what we get. It'll keep happening because no one has any accountability for anything in our government or top business dealings, if they're near the top of their ladders.

Most plusones: 66

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2015-04-27 16:36:47 (15 comments, 12 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Obama's dissembling and condescension about the "trade" deal -- in fact, a collection of corporate favors that will be terrible for most of us -- is reaching new depths.

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2015-08-04 20:07:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Kevin Dale, a senior editor who helped lead The Denver Post to a Pulitzer Prize and drive the newspaper’s digital transformation, has been named executive editor of Cronkite News at Arizona PBS.

Kevin Dale, a senior editor who helped lead The Denver Post to a Pulitzer Prize and drive the newspaper’s digital transformation, has been named executive editor of Cronkite News at Arizona PBS.___

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2015-07-30 23:33:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Guest-blogging today with Techdirt on how all these “Author This, Author That” organizations are fundamentally publisher lobbyists
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150729/15551431793/authors-guilded-united-representing-not-authors.shtml

Guest-blogging today with Techdirt on how all these “Author This, Author That” organizations are fundamentally publisher lobbyists
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150729/15551431793/authors-guilded-united-representing-not-authors.shtml___

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2015-07-30 23:32:44 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 20:34:47 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

In the wake of the latest horrible bug in Android -- and the likelihood that it'll take months, if ever, for the manufacturers/carriers to push a fix to most people's phones -- I call for a law mandating prompt fixes.

In the wake of the latest horrible bug in Android -- and the likelihood that it'll take months, if ever, for the manufacturers/carriers to push a fix to most people's phones -- I call for a law mandating prompt fixes.___

2015-07-21 20:43:13 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

We'll be talking with technology/media guru +Howard Rheingold about the various digital literacies we all need. This is part of our "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload" free online course (http://bit.ly/mediamooc) that is running now (it's not too late to join!).

We'll be talking with technology/media guru +Howard Rheingold about the various digital literacies we all need. This is part of our "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload" free online course (http://bit.ly/mediamooc) that is running now (it's not too late to join!).___

2015-07-20 16:10:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Our guests this week in our "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload" free online course are: Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame; BuzzFeed Editor in Chief Ben Smith; Time Inc's Callie Schweitzer; and author/thinker Douglas Rushkoff. Our guest lecturer is the amazing Howard Rheingold.

Still plenty of time to register and take part:

Our guests this week in our "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload" free online course are: Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame; BuzzFeed Editor in Chief Ben Smith; Time Inc's Callie Schweitzer; and author/thinker Douglas Rushkoff. Our guest lecturer is the amazing Howard Rheingold.

Still plenty of time to register and take part:___

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2015-07-18 00:25:18 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Find the real pigeon. 

Find the real pigeon. ___

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2015-07-18 00:21:50 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Thanks, +Mike Elgan (note: the course is free).

Learn how to cope with information overload!

If you're a news, media, social media and information-consuming maniac like me, you already know that managing the firehose is one of the most important skills you can possess. 

This is a very affordable course taught by my friend, +Dan Gillmor -- so I can tell you in advance that it will be great. 

Enroll now!! 
https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x

#informationoverload  ___Thanks, +Mike Elgan (note: the course is free).

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2015-07-07 20:15:42 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

We launched our MOOC--"MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload"--yesterday, and it's a lot of fun so far. (Also a lot of work, but we expected that...)

Registration is still open, and will remain so. Consider joining us! Link to course signup page: http://bit.ly/mediamooc

Here's an article in today's Arizona Republic about the project:

We launched our MOOC--"MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload"--yesterday, and it's a lot of fun so far. (Also a lot of work, but we expected that...)

Registration is still open, and will remain so. Consider joining us! Link to course signup page: http://bit.ly/mediamooc

Here's an article in today's Arizona Republic about the project:___

2015-06-30 00:24:36 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

(Please repost widely!)

Just a week to go before we launch "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload," our free online course that asks folks to be active users, not passive consumers, of news and information.

It's not a huge time commitment, but we've packed a lot into this, including guest videos with folks such as Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, Margaret Sullivan (NY Times public editor), Brian Stelter (CNN), Len Downie (former executive editor of the Washington Post), Renee Hobbs (Media Literacy Project), Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab), Lawrence Krauss (physicist), Latoya Peterson (activist and editor at Fusion), Baratunde Thurston (author, comedian, etc.), Amanda Palmer (musician and author) and many others.

The course is a project of ASU Online and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication (where I teach part-time), and is running on... more »

(Please repost widely!)

Just a week to go before we launch "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload," our free online course that asks folks to be active users, not passive consumers, of news and information.

It's not a huge time commitment, but we've packed a lot into this, including guest videos with folks such as Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, Margaret Sullivan (NY Times public editor), Brian Stelter (CNN), Len Downie (former executive editor of the Washington Post), Renee Hobbs (Media Literacy Project), Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab), Lawrence Krauss (physicist), Latoya Peterson (activist and editor at Fusion), Baratunde Thurston (author, comedian, etc.), Amanda Palmer (musician and author) and many others.

The course is a project of ASU Online and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication (where I teach part-time), and is running on the edX platform, the MOOC initiative started by Harvard and MIT.

Join us!___

2015-06-27 21:57:00 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Reminder, our free online course, "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload", starts in 10 days. This course features some great folks from the media and tech worlds including Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, Margaret Sullivan (public editor of the New York Times), CNN's Brian Stelter, musician/author Amanda Palmer and many others.

Join us (and tell your friends and colleagues)!

Reminder, our free online course, "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload", starts in 10 days. This course features some great folks from the media and tech worlds including Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, Margaret Sullivan (public editor of the New York Times), CNN's Brian Stelter, musician/author Amanda Palmer and many others.

Join us (and tell your friends and colleagues)!___

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2015-06-24 17:05:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

ASU Online and edX are offering a free "massive open online course" (MOOC) on media/news literacy, and this is where we'll post videos from the course. This short video, featuring Baratunde Thurston, is a sample of what we're offering.

For more information and how to register: https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x

ASU Online and edX are offering a free "massive open online course" (MOOC) on media/news literacy, and this is where we'll post videos from the course. This short video, featuring Baratunde Thurston, is a sample of what we're offering.

For more information and how to register: https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x___

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2015-06-24 01:36:01 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-21 14:06:14 (21 comments, 15 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

President Obama truly doesn't believe in accountability for massive failure -- by torturers, bankers and now the head of an agency where pathetic, known security lapses helped China get access to an incredibly sensitive database on government workers and people holding security clearances.

Meanwhile, the NSA has laughed off the part of its duties in which it's supposed to focus on defense, not just offense.

And this is what we get. It'll keep happening because no one has any accountability for anything in our government or top business dealings, if they're near the top of their ladders.

President Obama truly doesn't believe in accountability for massive failure -- by torturers, bankers and now the head of an agency where pathetic, known security lapses helped China get access to an incredibly sensitive database on government workers and people holding security clearances.

Meanwhile, the NSA has laughed off the part of its duties in which it's supposed to focus on defense, not just offense.

And this is what we get. It'll keep happening because no one has any accountability for anything in our government or top business dealings, if they're near the top of their ladders.___

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2015-06-16 13:16:34 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Most of your data (including your stored passwords) should be safe, but you should update your master password immediately.

Most of your data (including your stored passwords) should be safe, but you should update your master password immediately.___

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2015-06-15 18:43:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What bad weather in Chicago does...

What bad weather in Chicago does...___

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2015-06-15 18:02:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Delighted that @LatoyaPeterson is part of our upcoming media/news literacy MOOC. Register here: bit.ly/mediamooc

Delighted that @LatoyaPeterson is part of our upcoming media/news literacy MOOC. Register here: bit.ly/mediamooc___

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2015-06-15 17:54:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Delighted that Gus Andrews is part of our upcoming media/news literacy MOOC. Register: bit.ly/mediamooc youtu.be/iyOlNIFCsQg

Delighted that Gus Andrews is part of our upcoming media/news literacy MOOC. Register: bit.ly/mediamooc youtu.be/iyOlNIFCsQg___

2015-06-14 19:58:50 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

The Sunday Times of London has a story today that is a classic in awful journalism. It quotes anonymous government sources in claims about Edward Snowden that I choose not to repeat, in order not to further spread what I strongly believe is a lie.

How can I know that? I can't. But my hard-and-fast rule with anonymous sources is not just to disbelieve them, but to actively believe that something else must be true when the sources -- and the media organizations that enable them -- are sniping at other people. This is particularly the case when not even a shred of evidence is presented to back up the claims.

The news organizations that do this kind of thing get special contempt, because they are carrying water for unnamed people with hidden or unstated agendas. The Times, which was a highly reputable paper before Rupert Murdoch took control, still had some credibility in my thinking.... more »

The Sunday Times of London has a story today that is a classic in awful journalism. It quotes anonymous government sources in claims about Edward Snowden that I choose not to repeat, in order not to further spread what I strongly believe is a lie.

How can I know that? I can't. But my hard-and-fast rule with anonymous sources is not just to disbelieve them, but to actively believe that something else must be true when the sources -- and the media organizations that enable them -- are sniping at other people. This is particularly the case when not even a shred of evidence is presented to back up the claims.

The news organizations that do this kind of thing get special contempt, because they are carrying water for unnamed people with hidden or unstated agendas. The Times, which was a highly reputable paper before Rupert Murdoch took control, still had some credibility in my thinking. Barring the production of clear evidence that what they printed is true, they have very little credibility left at this point.___

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2015-06-14 05:08:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

We are so small in the universe...

We are so small in the universe...___

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2015-06-14 03:00:17 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Sunset...

Sunset...___

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2015-06-11 18:09:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, is one of the guests in our upcoming (and free) News/Media Literacy online course. Register here: http://bit.ly/mediamooc

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, is one of the guests in our upcoming (and free) News/Media Literacy online course. Register here: http://bit.ly/mediamooc___

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2015-06-11 17:48:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Margaret Sullivan, public editor at the New York Times, is one of the guests in our upcoming (and free) News/Media Literacy online course. Register here: http://bit.ly/mediamooc

Margaret Sullivan, public editor at the New York Times, is one of the guests in our upcoming (and free) News/Media Literacy online course. Register here: http://bit.ly/mediamooc___

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2015-06-11 17:30:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Physicist Lawrence Krauss is one of our guests in our upcoming Media Literacy MOOC. Register here: http://bit.ly/mediamooc

Physicist Lawrence Krauss is one of our guests in our upcoming Media Literacy MOOC. Register here: http://bit.ly/mediamooc___

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2015-06-11 16:17:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

We're looking for a few folks to beta-test our Digital Media Literacy MOOC (massive open online course) that launches next month. If you're interested, please send me an email using this link: http://dangillmor.com/contact/

We have to keep the beta-test numbers low, I'm afraid, so only the first few will be added. (IOW, hurry!)

Here's the course registration page, meanwhile: https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x

We have a pretty terrific lineup of guest speakers in this course, including Jimmy Wales, Margaret Sullivan (NY Times), Amanda Palmer, Craig Newmark and more.

We're looking for a few folks to beta-test our Digital Media Literacy MOOC (massive open online course) that launches next month. If you're interested, please send me an email using this link: http://dangillmor.com/contact/

We have to keep the beta-test numbers low, I'm afraid, so only the first few will be added. (IOW, hurry!)

Here's the course registration page, meanwhile: https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x

We have a pretty terrific lineup of guest speakers in this course, including Jimmy Wales, Margaret Sullivan (NY Times), Amanda Palmer, Craig Newmark and more.___

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2015-06-09 16:49:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Guest blogging today with the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a terrific organization that deserves your support.
https://freedom.press/blog/2015/06/snowden-doubleplusungood-continuing-shades-orwell-nsa-saga

Guest blogging today with the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a terrific organization that deserves your support.
https://freedom.press/blog/2015/06/snowden-doubleplusungood-continuing-shades-orwell-nsa-saga___

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2015-06-09 16:49:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What makes us cheer for robots? DARPA Robotics Challenge helped me understand. My latest in Slate:

What makes us cheer for robots? DARPA Robotics Challenge helped me understand. My latest in Slate:___

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2015-06-07 18:46:05 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The DARPA Robotics Challenge has been extraordinary. Here's a quick video of the winner, from Korea's Team Kaist, reaching the top of the stairs -- the final task.

I was at the semi-finals 18 months ago. To say that these machines, working in collaboration with humans, are much more advanced is a huge, huge understatement.

We know there are going to be ugly, lethal uses of robots. But the potential for saving lives, and improving them, is also enormous.

We're in the early days of something profound.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge has been extraordinary. Here's a quick video of the winner, from Korea's Team Kaist, reaching the top of the stairs -- the final task.

I was at the semi-finals 18 months ago. To say that these machines, working in collaboration with humans, are much more advanced is a huge, huge understatement.

We know there are going to be ugly, lethal uses of robots. But the potential for saving lives, and improving them, is also enormous.

We're in the early days of something profound.___

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2015-06-05 19:23:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

At DARPA Robotics Challenge in suburban LA, this contestant did incredibly well until the final task...

Some amazing tech on display here.

At DARPA Robotics Challenge in suburban LA, this contestant did incredibly well until the final task...

Some amazing tech on display here.___

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2015-06-05 16:29:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The amazing Amanda Palmer will be part of our media/news literacy massive open online course (MOOC) next month, offered by ASU Online and edX. Here's more info and how to register:  https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x

The amazing Amanda Palmer will be part of our media/news literacy massive open online course (MOOC) next month, offered by ASU Online and edX. Here's more info and how to register:  https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x___

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2015-05-30 04:27:27 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-23 01:16:52 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Science is poisoning its own ecosystem, and severely damaging public trust. This will have potentially catastrophic consequences for all of us.

Science is poisoning its own ecosystem, and severely damaging public trust. This will have potentially catastrophic consequences for all of us.___

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2015-05-14 22:46:54 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The Keurig coffee maker backed (partially) down on DRM controls in its machines -- a rare win for the rest of us in the war that will decide whether we'll own anything we use in the future. My take in Slate:

The Keurig coffee maker backed (partially) down on DRM controls in its machines -- a rare win for the rest of us in the war that will decide whether we'll own anything we use in the future. My take in Slate:___

2015-05-12 18:57:16 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

VPN/Linux experts: a question

I recently reinstalled OPENVPN in the terminal and got these error messages. Anything I should be concerned about?

** (process:5078): WARNING **: Could not create object for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/1: Method "GetAll" with signature "s" on interface "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" doesn't exist


** (process:5078): WARNING **: Error in getting active connection 'Vpn' property: (19) Method "Get" with signature "ss" on interface "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" doesn't exist


** (process:5078): WARNING **: Could not create object for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/0: unknown object type

** (process:5078): WARNING **: handle_property_changed: failed to update property... more »

VPN/Linux experts: a question

I recently reinstalled OPENVPN in the terminal and got these error messages. Anything I should be concerned about?

** (process:5078): WARNING **: Could not create object for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/1: Method "GetAll" with signature "s" on interface "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" doesn't exist


** (process:5078): WARNING **: Error in getting active connection 'Vpn' property: (19) Method "Get" with signature "ss" on interface "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" doesn't exist


** (process:5078): WARNING **: Could not create object for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/0: unknown object type

** (process:5078): WARNING **: handle_property_changed: failed to update property 'active-connections' of object type NMClient.___

2015-05-09 20:38:14 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Ubuntu 14.04 has some pretty awful graphics and other device problems on my new ThinkPad T450s. I gather that 15.04 solves most or all of these.

I'd bite the bullet and install 15.04 except for the fact that VMWare Workstation doesn't support it (they tend to focus on LTS).

Question for Linux gurus: How long should I expect it to take before backports (including kernel 3.19, which appears to solve the problems) arrive on 14.04 LTS? Right now the system is distinctly problematic when I'm plugged into an external monitor (OK when not).

Ubuntu 14.04 has some pretty awful graphics and other device problems on my new ThinkPad T450s. I gather that 15.04 solves most or all of these.

I'd bite the bullet and install 15.04 except for the fact that VMWare Workstation doesn't support it (they tend to focus on LTS).

Question for Linux gurus: How long should I expect it to take before backports (including kernel 3.19, which appears to solve the problems) arrive on 14.04 LTS? Right now the system is distinctly problematic when I'm plugged into an external monitor (OK when not).___

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2015-05-02 23:33:51 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

I'm critical of a lot of what Samsung has done, but this is an amazing achievement: 1 terrabyte in a tiny form factor that weighs next to nothing ($500 on Amazon). It gives me zero excuse for not carrying a backup drive at all times.

The only thing I don't like about this is the software installed on the drive -- it forces you to launch Windows or Mac OS to unlock the full storage (though it also gives you an option to require a password to unlock it when plugging into a computer). Even if you do what I did after unlocking the storage -- reformat the disk -- it leaves a Samsung daemon running on Mac and Windows, something I don't like. I deleted it.

My security solution was to create encrypted partitions using Ubuntu's Disks application.

Kudos to Samsung on this one. They'll have competition eventually, but this is way ahead of the game.

I'm critical of a lot of what Samsung has done, but this is an amazing achievement: 1 terrabyte in a tiny form factor that weighs next to nothing ($500 on Amazon). It gives me zero excuse for not carrying a backup drive at all times.

The only thing I don't like about this is the software installed on the drive -- it forces you to launch Windows or Mac OS to unlock the full storage (though it also gives you an option to require a password to unlock it when plugging into a computer). Even if you do what I did after unlocking the storage -- reformat the disk -- it leaves a Samsung daemon running on Mac and Windows, something I don't like. I deleted it.

My security solution was to create encrypted partitions using Ubuntu's Disks application.

Kudos to Samsung on this one. They'll have competition eventually, but this is way ahead of the game.___

2015-05-02 23:11:38 (25 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Question for Linux experts -- best way to move to new computer?

UPDATED

I've bought a new computer and am wondering what's the best way to migrate my applications and data. I'm running14.04 LTS on both (3.13 kernel on the older one and 3.16 on the new one).  Questions:

-- Can I just do a full copy of the Home folder to an external drive and then copy that to the new machine's Home folder?  Any gotchas in doing that?

-- What's the best way to reinstall the applications I use? I can get some of them over using  the "save markings" and then "read markings" options in Synaptic Package Manager, but I'm pretty sure this doesn't bring everything into the new system. Correct?

-- I gather that there are a number of applications that keep their configuration files outside of the Home folder. Any wayto... more »

Question for Linux experts -- best way to move to new computer?

UPDATED

I've bought a new computer and am wondering what's the best way to migrate my applications and data. I'm running14.04 LTS on both (3.13 kernel on the older one and 3.16 on the new one).  Questions:

-- Can I just do a full copy of the Home folder to an external drive and then copy that to the new machine's Home folder?  Any gotchas in doing that?

-- What's the best way to reinstall the applications I use? I can get some of them over using  the "save markings" and then "read markings" options in Synaptic Package Manager, but I'm pretty sure this doesn't bring everything into the new system. Correct?

-- I gather that there are a number of applications that keep their configuration files outside of the Home folder. Any way to figure that out easily?

-- Is there an excellent guide online somewhere that explains all this? (If not I'll write one myself based on this experience.)

Feel free to reshare this...

Update: I've moved the SSD from the older machine to the new one, with no glitches so far. My next step will be to clone the old drive to the newer (faster) one. Stay tuned...___

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2015-04-30 14:49:40 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

More evidence surfaces that the American Psychological Association was an outright collaborator in torture. Based on this story, anyone who remains a member of this group is inviting questions about his/her ethics.

More evidence surfaces that the American Psychological Association was an outright collaborator in torture. Based on this story, anyone who remains a member of this group is inviting questions about his/her ethics.___

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2015-04-27 19:37:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Am I missing something or is the Oz defense, roughly, "I'm a doctor but I don't play one on TV"?

Am I missing something or is the Oz defense, roughly, "I'm a doctor but I don't play one on TV"?___

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2015-04-27 19:36:50 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A rare kudo for Koch empire for removing the criminal-history checkbox from job applications:

A rare kudo for Koch empire for removing the criminal-history checkbox from job applications:___

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2015-04-27 16:36:47 (15 comments, 12 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Obama's dissembling and condescension about the "trade" deal -- in fact, a collection of corporate favors that will be terrible for most of us -- is reaching new depths.

Obama's dissembling and condescension about the "trade" deal -- in fact, a collection of corporate favors that will be terrible for most of us -- is reaching new depths.___

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2015-04-20 18:30:02 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of the “PBS NewsHour,” will deliver the keynote convocation speech next month for graduates of the Cronkite School.

Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of the “PBS NewsHour,” will deliver the keynote convocation speech next month for graduates of the Cronkite School.___

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2015-04-20 16:03:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

May have to use this for my phone wallpaper...

May have to use this for my phone wallpaper...___

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2015-04-20 15:43:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Tourist refuge...

Tourist refuge...___

2015-04-19 12:49:47 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, last week, I gave a talk saying that journalists need to be activists, at least some of the time. Here's the text:

At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, last week, I gave a talk saying that journalists need to be activists, at least some of the time. Here's the text:___

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2015-04-14 10:33:54 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

In my new Slate column I ask why a mega-trade deal isn't available for the public to read. The likely answer: We'd hate it if we were allowed to see it.

In my new Slate column I ask why a mega-trade deal isn't available for the public to read. The likely answer: We'd hate it if we were allowed to see it.___

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2015-04-04 18:01:21 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A while back I asked for advice on coffee makers. Here's what we decided to buy. Thanks to all who replied.

A while back I asked for advice on coffee makers. Here's what we decided to buy. Thanks to all who replied.___

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2015-04-04 16:43:56 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

My +Medium piece on weaning myself off of Big Tech just hit 230,000 views. There's much more to come on this topic...

My +Medium piece on weaning myself off of Big Tech just hit 230,000 views. There's much more to come on this topic...___

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2015-04-03 15:24:39 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Is Jay Z's Tidal the future of music for listeners and artists? Maybe part of the future, I say at +Medium's Backchannel site:

Is Jay Z's Tidal the future of music for listeners and artists? Maybe part of the future, I say at +Medium's Backchannel site:___

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2015-04-03 01:20:08 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

He's one of the most successful in the genre, and his blog is a must-read for anyone who's interested in the future of publishing, especially authors. (And do note the date of his blog post...)

Self Published Authors Guild
I was told by the Bilderberg Group that I can finally make this announcement; I'm the first president of the newly formed SPAG - Self Published Authors Guild. All of the top indie authors in the world have been meeting, in person and in highly complicated S...___He's one of the most successful in the genre, and his blog is a must-read for anyone who's interested in the future of publishing, especially authors. (And do note the date of his blog post...)

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