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How to Calculate Network Addresses with ipcalc

The math behind IP addresses is convoluted. Our nice IPv4 addresses start out as 32-bit binary numbers, which are then converted to base 10 numbers in four 8-bit fields. Decimal numbers are easier to manage than long binary strings; still, calculating address ranges, netmasks, and subnets is a bit difficult and error-prone, except for the brainiacs who can do binary ... Read More »

US Product Safety Commission Warns That Some Fidget Spinners Explode

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: Fidget spinners are supposed to be calming and fun, especially for students struggling to focus. But after some dangerous incidents involving the popular gizmos, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new fidget spinner safety guidance for consumers and businesses. There have been a handful of choking incidents reported with the ... Read More »

9 Best Alternatives To Adobe Reader On Linux (Ebook/PDF Readers)

?Adobe Reader has been known to be among the best PDF viewers and readers on most PC platforms. The free version of Adobe reader provides features such as; viewing and reading of documents, adding annotations to documents and provides printing functionalities. The Adobe Acrobat PRO which is a paid version provides additional features such as PDF editing, conversion, and signing ... Read More »

Rugged, multi-touch panel PCs run Linux 4.4 on Apollo Lake

Aaeon’s 10.1-inch “ACP-1106” and 7-inch “ACP-1076” multi-touch panel PCs offer extended temperature, shock, vibration, ingress, and surge protection. Aaeon has updated its ACP line of multi-touch infotainment panel PCs, which include its Bay Trail Intel Atom based ACP-1104, with two new models that run on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs. The 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 ACP-1106 […] Read More »