ask.xmodulo.com: How to convert a text file into a Word document on Linux – Linux Questions & Answers

ask.xmodulo.com: How to convert a text file into a Word document on Linux – Linux Questions & Answers
If you want to create a Word document without using Microsoft Word on Linux, one way is to prepare content in a plain text file, and then convert the text file into a Word document. For this purpose, you can use a command-line utility called pandoc, which converts from one markup format to another from the command line.

techrights.org: UEFI Booster Intel Could Not Even Bother Making GNU/Linux Bootable on NUC

techrights.org: UEFI Booster Intel Could Not Even Bother Making GNU/Linux Bootable on NUC
OVER THE PAST week or two there has been a lot of media hype about Intel NUC [1,2] (a lot of it was purely marketing), in part because Linux support was improved [3-5] (it was hard to install GNU/Linux on these machines) and there was a benchmark too [6]. One angle that was scarcely explored in the media should have included the simple question: why did Intel release a Linux-hostile machine in the first place? Let’s expand that question. Was it not properly tested? Does Intel not care about Linux? Recall how Microsoft fought Linux affinity at Intel. There’s a lot of food for thought here, especially now that Intel wants to impose UEFI on everyone (with security risks). For ethical computing with no surveillance, no back doors, and no monopoly abuse people should avoid everything from Intel (where possible). They should say NUC you to Intel.

NewYorker.com: Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 : The New Yorker

NewYorker.com: Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 : The New Yorker
Bill Gates’s first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade. The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart. After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success. While the two men worked behind closed doors, one source described the situation as “tense.” “Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,” the source said. A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’s first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7.

Bob Jenkins’ Web Site

Bob Jenkins’ Web Site
Hashing Here’s a hash table, code for perfect hashing, a good hash function for hash table lookup, a FAQ, some theory, and code to search for new hash functions. I tried designing block ciphers and finding characteristics. I had an article published in Dr. Dobb’s in September 1997. Randomness Have the cryptographic pseudorandom number generator ISAAC, a small noncryptographic pseudorandom number generator, a prize for breaking ISAAC, and ISAAC’s background and theory. Also take some tests for randomness, and a table of orders of magnitude. Here are also some protocols and a unit vector generator. Collections See some skits from Boy Scouts, SQL tricks from Oracle, near-future speculations, some paper airplanes, some recipies, and some cartoons that I wrote in college. Math Look into pentagonal tiles, formulae for n-body orbit simulations, code for the HOMFLY knot polynomial, voting methods, choosing random passwords, jenny for pairwise testing, some error correction codes, a an april…