Are smoking lounges open during Covid (Oct 2020) at new Istanbul airport?

Are the smoking lounges in the international departures airside of Istanbul airport operational during this time?

Are any restaurants selling alcoholic beverages as of right now in October 2020?

windows 10 – How can an open source software such as LibreOffice not even tell me about it spying on me?

I’ve had constant freezes of LibreOffice Writer (every single day, multiple times). I’ve tried asking about it to deaf ears, and looked through all the program options. While scanning through the preferences, I nearly got a heart attack when I saw that these are ENABLED by default, not mentioned whatsoever in the installer (if they were, I would have disabled them like I always do):

(X) Collect usage data and send it to The Document Foundation
(X) Send crash reports to The Document Foundation

Even sketchy, closed source, commercial software always has this in their installer, more or less clearly communicated to the user. Not LibreOffice. I had to find this out by chance, months after using the software to write important documents.

Now, for all I know, all my “private” information is one some random server out there, as “crash report data”.

I’ve read their (outdated) webpages talking about these options, and they are very vague on what exact data is sent, as always is the case since if they were clear, nobody in their right mind would ever enable or keep these options enabled.

It really bothers me that there is such a blatant disregard for privacy these days. How many users of this crash-prone junkware have any idea that these options are enabled by default? I only know from stumbling upon them, never thinking in a million years that an open source project would include spying.

Every single time I hear that data has been “anonymized”, the exact opposite is the case: it’s not anonymized at all, and logically cannot be. I did not consent to send any kind of data anywhere, even if we assume the best possible scenario and they really don’t send any “personal” information with these crash reports… but we all know that it’s a lie.

If it weren’t for the fact that there is no alternative, this would be the final straw for me. Constant freezing was bad enough, but spying enabled by default and not mentioned in the installer?! There really are no good guys left at this point.

visual studio code – Open a local folder in a VSCode Remote-SSH session

I am using Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.50.1 on Windows 10.

I’d like to develop on a remote virtual machine running in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This works fine, but I can’t open a local directory on the remote VM.

I would specifically like to be able to mount a local folder on my development system as my working directory. The functionality I’m seeking is similar to how the Remote-Containers extension works, where you can mount a directory into a container.

Question: Is it possible to mount a local folder into a Remote-SSH session in VSCode? If so, how?

Oracle RAC Node 1 is in mount mode, How to open?

I’m new to Oracle RAC, today I found out that Node 1 is down, but don’t know how to fix. Please help

from SQL*Plus

SQL> select status from v$instance;

STATUS
------------
MOUNTED

SQL> 

from ./crsctl stat res -t

ora.ibmbdb.db
      1        ONLINE  INTERMEDIATE ibmbdb01                 Mounted (Closed)    
      2        ONLINE  ONLINE       ibmbdb02                 Open    

from srvctl status database -d ibmbdb -v

(oracle@ibmbdb01 ~)$ srvctl status database -d ibmbdb -v
Instance ibmbdb1 is running on node ibmbdb01. Instance status: Mounted (Closed).
Instance ibmbdb2 is running on node ibmbdb02. Instance status: Open.
     

smooth manifolds – Preimages of open disks for a covering map

Let $pi: C rightarrow B$ be a covering map, where $B$ is a connected, compact, 2-manifold (without boundary). Let $U$ be an open set of $B$ homeomorphic to an open disk. Is $pi^{-1}(U)$ a disjoint union of open sets each of which is homeomorphic to $U$?

It seems to me that this statement is not true if $U$ is just an arbitrary open set. For example if $B$ is non-orientable and we take $U = B$, then the statement is false if $C$ is the universal cover $mathbb{R}^2$.

Open TCP port exploit with MSFConsole

as a college task I have to exploit a web service that my teacher has set up. But I’m clueless on how to proceed. After I find how to exploit it I have to leave a text message at “the place that is accessible to everyone by default” as he said.

I used nmap on my console to identify the open ports and I got this two:

PORT     STATE SERVICE
2222/tcp open  EtherNetIP-1
8083/tcp open  us-srv

I do believe that I have to exploit the 8083 port but so far I found nothing that can help and I’m guessing that I have to leave this message on the Apache page that can be accessed by using the IP and this open door, but I have no idea how to do it. Can someone help me?

ap.analysis of pdes – Does the ‘reproducing kernel formula’ for a bounded open set $U$ define an equivalent norm on the Sobolev space $H^1_0(U)$

We refer to the ‘reproducing convolution formula with a kernel’ for an open bounded domain $U$ of $R^n$, $n geq 2$ discussed in the paper of G. Talenti (Annali de Matematica, Dec 1976) on Best constant in Sobolev inequality. This gives $u$ in terms of its gradient $nabla u$ for a bounded open set $U$. My question is,

For an appropriate pointwise relation from a subsequence, does the reproducing kernel formula for a bounded open set $U$ define an equivalent norm on the Sobolev space $H^1_0(U)$ ?

Note that the smooth functions with compact support are dense in $H^1_0(U)$ but not in $H^1(U)$,so the closure in regard of the test space applies on both sides of the kernel formula only for $H^1_0(U)$, while the closure applies to $L^2$ as well.

Note that on a suitable subsequence, pointwise relations hold almost everywhere; in fact, the limits can be considered in $L^p(U)$ when the support vanishes outside $U$, due to integrability of the kernel in $dim.n$ for $n geq 2$. I also wish to add that the Atiyah-Singer index is zero for $n > 2$. Interestingly, it is awkward to show membership for both the spaces using the same $H^1$ norm,so the equivalence desired produces different norms.

Since Poincare inequality can be uniformly used for all $L^q(U)$, Hedberg estimates (Lars Inge Hedberg, Proc. AMS (1972) on convolution inequalities) appears to give the estimate for the $L^p$ norm of $nabla u$ (not $u$), which I wish to confirm.

Note also that participation of the kernel is actually the reason for increased Lebesgue index $p*$

My research interests are applied analysis, PDE, Microlocal Analysis, Infinity Laplacian and Pseudo-differential operators.

open source – what wrong am i doing with SOAP request, getting error invalid timeout formats

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"><soap:Header><SecurityHeader xmlns="http://services.medconnect.net/submissionportal"><UserName>2143883</UserName><Password><![CDATA[I3zt!7&W]]></Password></SecurityHeader></soap:Header><soap:Body><SubmitSync xmlns="http://services.medconnect.net/submissionportal"><request><![CDATA[ISA*00*          *00*          *ZZ*EXPEDIUM       *30*204202692      *200904*0419*^*00501*007281118*0*P*:~GS*HS*EXPEDIUM*204202692*20200904*0419*7281119*X*005010X279A1~ST*270*007281120*005010X279A1~BHT*0022*13*7281120*20200904*0419~HL*1**20*1~NM1*PR*2*BCBS OF NORTH CAROLINA*****PI*10383~HL*2*1*21*1~NM1*1P*2*BEAUFORT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT*****XX*1679576763~REF*TJ*566001521~PRV*PE*PXC*261QP0905X~HL*3*2*22*0~TRN*1*1013076869*9919649646~NM1*IL*1*BROWN*JEAN*M***MI*KBOW1747326401~REF*SY*141117752~DMG*D8*19650504*F~DTP*291*D8*20200904~EQ*30~SE*16*007281120~GE*1*7281119~IEA*1*007281118]]></request><requestFormat>EDI</requestFormat><responseFormat>EDI</responseFormat><synchronousTimeout>00:01:00</synchronousTimeout><submissionTimeout>00:01:00</submissionTimeout></SubmitSync></soap:Body></soap:Envelope>

Response
-----------
<faultstring>Invalid Timeout Format: , Valid Format: d.hh:mm:ss, Note: Hours &lt;= 23, Minutes &lt;= 59, Seconds &lt;= 59</faultstring>

please advise on this

How do I open URLs in the background of an existing Chrome window with Terminal on MacOS?

Currently I am building an iOS shortcut to open multiple links through SSH on my MacBook and I am wondering if it is possible to open URLs in the background of Google Chrome without losing focus of the current tab.

Which command do I need to use?

Facebook M2M-100 Language Translation Model Now Open Sourced

Facebook has a new AI multilingual, 100 language translation model, M2M-100, which it releasing to open source.