Programming Snapshot – Python Gambling

Strange Coincidence

May 31, 2018

Can 10 heads in a row really occur in a coin toss? Or, can the lucky numbers in the lottery be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6? We investigate the law of large numbers.

MakerSpace – Powerhouse

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ overview

May 31, 2018

The new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ stands out from its predecessor in many respects. Our tests show what the new model can do.

Gnome Recipes

À la Carte

Jun 28, 2018

Cutting recipes out of magazines and attaching them to the fridge is a thing of the past. Today, Gnome Recipes is your friendly kitchen helper.

Tutorial – USB/IP

Finders, Keepers

Jan 31, 2018

The Linux kernel has many interesting but unknown services. USB/IP, in particular, is one that you'll probably wonder why you have never encountered. USB/IP lets you use USB devices connected to other machines on your network as if they were plugged directly into your computer.


Drawing on Command

May 31, 2018

Mermaid lets you create diagrams from simple text-based statements.

soundKonverter and fre:ac

Refound Sound

May 31, 2018

Transfer the contents of audio CDs to your PC and convert the contents of music folders with soundKonverter and fre:ac.

Open Source Prosthetics

The Hidden Revolution

Jun 12, 2018

Open source software and hardware quietly transforms the field of human prosthetics.

Treasure Chest

Anonymous communication with PirateBox

Apr 27, 2018

PirateBox provides an easily accessible server for files, chats, and forum posts for meetings of all kinds. The system works without logins and protocols, so users remain anonymous.

Tutorials – Minetest

Building your own nodes and mods in Minetest

May 31, 2018

Minetest is much more than a clone of a certain popular proprietary game. It offers infinite customization that allows you to create blocks, objects, fun educational exercises, and even games within the game, dishing up features well beyond those of any other closed source alternative.

Programming Snapshot – Probability

Shared birthdays among party guests

Apr 27, 2018

At a party with 23 guests, having two guests with the same birthday in more than 50 percent of cases may sound fairly unlikely to amateur mathematicians. Armed with statistical methods, party animal Mike Schilli sets out to prove this claim.

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