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  • Fedora 20 qt3-3.3.8b-63.fc20 This update fixes CVE-2015-1860, a buffer overflow when loading some specific invalid GIF image files, which could be exploited for denial of service (application crash) and possibly even arbitrary code execution attacks. The security patch is backported from Qt 4.(Please note that Qt 3 is NOT vulnerable to the simultaneously published issues CVE-2015-1858 and CVE-2015-1859.)

  • Fedora 21 qt3-3.3.8b-63.fc21 This update fixes CVE-2015-1860, a buffer overflow when loading some specific invalid GIF image files, which could be exploited for denial of service (application crash) and possibly even arbitrary code execution attacks. The security patch is backported from Qt 4.(Please note that Qt 3 is NOT vulnerable to the simultaneously published issues CVE-2015-1858 and CVE-2015-1859.)

  • Red Hat: 2015:0921-01: chromium-browser: Important Advisory Updated chromium-browser packages that fix multiple security issues and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  • Red Hat: 2015:0919-01: kernel: Important Advisory Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Long Life. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  • Fair Use At Risk When Private Companies Get To Make The Decision For Us
    We talk a lot about how fair use is under attack these days, and I've discussed in the past my concerns about freedom of expression when we always have a company (or a few companies) standing in the middle of our decisions on whether or not we can speak. NiemanLabs has a great example of where this becomes problematic in a story about how SoundCloud will not even consider fair use in making decisions about whether or not to take down content, and how that's harming journalism:

  • How to install autossh on Linux
    autossh is an open-source tool that allows you to monitor an SSH session and restart it automatically should it gets disconnected or stops forwarding traffic. autossh assumes that passwordless SSH login for a destination host is already setup, so that it can restart a broken SSH session without user's involvement.

  • Google's New 'Password Alert' Extension Another Step To Protect Against Phishing Attempts
    Google has taken another step toward protecting users from fishing attempts by releasing a new Google Chrome extension 'Password Alert'. The extension protects users from being gmail account overused with other non-google websites. As soon as it detects that the password has been exposed to any non-google website/service, it prompts to reset password immediately.

  • Wine 1.7.42 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.42 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let's see what's new in this release.

  • Fedora 22 Beta KDE Plasma 5.3 Screencast
    The Fedora 22 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The KDE community has released Plasma 5.3, a major new version of the popular, open source desktop environment. The latest release brings much enhanced power management, better support for Bluetooth, and improved Plasma widgets. Also available is a technical preview of Plasma Media Center shell. In addition, Plasma 5.3 represents a big step towards support for the Wayland windowing system. There are also a few other minor tweaks and over 300 bugfixes.

  • Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993
    ...amid that firehose of updates, systemd stands out. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably caught wind of systemd in the last year or two. Most likely what you heard was froth-mouthed exclamations about how it's either the second coming of the Penguin or else the NSA-backed devil incarnate. There are, it seems, no moderate opinions about systemd. The debate surrounding it has been anything but civil, even in the orderly Debian community.

  • OpenStack Kilo: Turning it up to 11
    The latest OpenStack release brings bare metal support, better identity federation, and new object storage support to the popular open-source cloud.

  • Final Numbers on LinuxFest Northwest, Riding Hurd on Debian & More…
    If there were an award for best sticker/graphic at LFNW, it would have to go to the Free Software Foundation, which had “RUN GCC” stickers and T-shirts available at the event. They’re also available online as well, so grab ’em and take the shoelaces out of your pair of Adidas while you code.

  • Kodi 15.0 Isengard Beta 1
    The XBMC Foundation has released their first Beta version of the Kodi 15.0 media player software, a.k.a. "Isengard".

  • Why Does The US Patent Office Keep Approving Clearly Ridiculous Patents?
    Imagine you're on your way to deliver a case of beer to a party. Before you get there, your boss sends you a text: They want 2 cases now. You read the text while driving (don't do that), so you deliver an extra case when you arrive. Having successfully completed that task, you leave for your next delivery.Congratulations! You might get sued by the owner of April's stupid patent of the month.

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  • Hot Shmurda
    Did Bobby Shmurda go to jail for his lyrics?

  • Why Expectant Mothers Can Just Chill Out
    The prospect of unintended consequences during pregnancy is frightening. But it is also just the tip of the iceberg. What the mother does before pregnancy can be just as important.

  • The Mission To Save The Internet By Rewiring It From The Name Up
    While most of us have been binge-streaming or strapping computers to our bodies or wrapping our heads around the ins and outs of net neutrality, an international team of academics and some of the world's biggest technology companies have been quietly pondering how to rewrite the basic structure of the internet — for our sakes.

  • We've Just Developed A Portable Cloaking Device
    If you’re a non-magical being, you might think your chances of becoming invisible are slim to nil. But don’t jump to conclusions just yet: Researchers are now claiming to have developed a portable system that can make small objects, like your keys or pet lizard, disappear from sight.

  • Dealing With Rogue Drones
    In the hands of criminals, small drones could be a menace. Now is the time to think about how to detect them and knock them down safely.

  • Ben Carson Announces Presidential Campaign
    Ben Carson, a world-famous neurosurgeon and newly minted conservative folk hero, announced Sunday in an interview with Florida TV station WPEC that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president. He will make a formal declaration Monday in his home town of Detroit.

  • The Desert Blues
    In 2001, two unlikely friends created a music festival in Mali that drew the likes of Bono and Robert Plant. Then radical Islam tore them apart.

  • The Mules Targeted By Armed Forces
    When people talk about "mules" engaged in smuggling they usually mean people, but in a remote corner of Turkey it is the four-legged variety that carries illicit goods across the border from Iraq. Now it seems these animals are paying the price.

  • Fun And Games With The World's Oldest Deck Of Cards
    What did people in the 15th century do for fun? It was not known as a real “party” era, as France and England continued the bloody Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake and Spain began its inquisition. But one relic of happier times has survived: the world’s oldest complete deck of playing cards.

  • How To Become A Fossil After You Die
    What are the chances an individual human will become a fossil and end up as celebrated as Leonardo the partially mummified Brachylophosaur?

  • Who Really Invented The Margarita?
    The margarita is often hailed as the quintessential “Mexican” cocktail, but just like cerveza, the origins of the drink are not definitively Mexican. Simply put, no one knows who dreamed up this delicious cocktail – but the stories behind the invention of the margarita are pretty colorful, even though only some of them actually take place in Mexico.

  • Cosmic Rays May Damage The Brains Of Astronauts
    It may not be space debris, errant asteroids, supply shortages, thruster malfunctions or even the malevolent aliens envisioned in so many Hollywood films that thwart astronauts on any mission to Mars. It may be the ubiquitous galactic cosmic rays.

  • How To Make Chicken Stock And Not Call It 'Bone Broth,' Ever
    “Bone broth,” the latest and stupidest of food trends, gets a hard time, here and elsewhere. But really, that’s only because the term “bone broth” is a sequence of mouth-sounds the actual semantic content of which is, “Our educational system has failed.”

  • Facebook Knows Even More About You Than You Realize
    "If you’re like me, your daily Facebook activity isn’t anything too intense — like a video, comment on a status, and get on with my day — but over time the slow drip of information begins to gather into a puddle, then a pool, and eventually an ocean."

  • Putin’s Boy Scout Army
    Russia's government has revived and revitalized Soviet-era youth clubs to train a new generation of militarized patriots. But they're spending more time learning to throw knives than build campfires.

  • American Pharoah Wins Kentucky Derby
    American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Bob Baffert, held off Firing Line down the stretch to win the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Confused Americans Want Government To Shrink, But Also Stay The Same Size
    A new Reuters/Ipsos poll captures the truly impressive confusion that marks American politics as we head toward the 2016 election. Just 42 percent disagreed with the statement "The federal government should have very little authority over domestic affairs," but when asked about which specific programs should be cut, respondents were much more hesitant.

  • Alex Dowsett Breaks Cycling’s Hour Record
    The best Hour Records lack melodrama, but are marked instead by a constantly building sense of history in the making as the raw statistics make it obvious what is coming. Alex Dowsett did not have to be lifted off his bike, he did not collapse and he never wavered, wobbled or weaved throughout his 212 laps at the National Cycling Centre.

  • Floyd Mayweather Bans Michelle Beadle, Rachel Nichols From Covering Bout
    After the Mayweather camp learned that Beadle had publicly condemned Mayweather for his history of violence against women, they—via their network, the CBS-owned Showtime—denied Beadle a press credential for the fight. Mayweather/Showtime also revoked a press credential to CNN’s Rachel Nichols, who relentlessly grilled Mayweather over his history of domestic violence last year.

  • VA Tech Student Arrested For Posting Perceived Threat Via Yik Yak
    ememisya writes: I wonder if I posted, "There will be another 12/7 tomorrow, just a warning." around December, would people associate it with Pearl Harbor and I would find myself arrested, or has enough time passed for people to not look at the numbers 12 and 7 and take a knee jerk reaction? A student was arrested for "Harassment by Computer" (a class 1 misdemeanor in the state of Virginia) due to his post on an "anonymous" website [Yik Yak]. Although the post in and of itself doesn't mean anything to most people in the nation, it managed to scare enough people locally for law enforcement agencies to issue a warrant for his arrest. "Moon, a 21-year-old senior majoring in business information technology, is being charged with Harassment by Computer, which is a class one misdemeanor. Tuesday night, April 28, a threat to the Virginia Tech community was posted on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak. Around 11:15 p.m., an unknown user posted 'Another 4.16 moment is going to happen tomorrow. Just a warning (sic).' The Virginia Tech Police Department released a crime alert statement Wednesday morning via email informing students that VTPD was conducting an investigation throughout the night in conjunction with the Blacksburg Police Department."

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs
    Technologist Ramez Naam (hat tip to Tyler Cowen's "Marginal Revolution" blog) has taken a look at the economics of Tesla's new wall-mounted household battery system, and concludes that it's "almost there," at least for many places in the world -- and seems to already make sense in some. From his analysis: For some parts of the US with time-of-use plans, this battery is right on the edge of being profitable. From a solar storage perspective, for most of the US, where Net Metering exists, this battery isn’t quite cheap enough. But it’s in the right ballpark. And that means a lot. Net Metering plans in the US are filling up. California’s may be full by the end of 2016 or 2017, modulo additional legal changes. That would severely impact the economics of solar. But the Tesla battery hedges against that. In the absence of Net Metering, in an expensive electricity state with lots of sun, the battery would allow solar owners to save power for the evening or night-time hours in a cost effective way. And with another factor of 2 price reduction, it would be a slam dunk economically for solar storage anywhere Net Metering was full, where rates were pushed down excessively, or where such laws didn’t exist.  That is also a policy tool in debates with utilities. If they see Net Metering reductions as a tool to slow rooftop solar, they’ll be forced to confront the fact that solar owners with cheap batteries are less dependent on Net Metering. ... And the cost of batteries is plunging fast. Tesla will get that 2x price reduction within 3-5 years, if not faster.

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  • Facebook Wants to Skip the Off-Site Links, Host News Content Directly
    The Wall Street Journal, in a report also cited by The Next Web and others, reports that Facebook is to soon begin acting not just as a conduit for news links pasted onto users' timelines (and leading to articles hosted elsewhere) but also as a host for the articles themselves. From the WSJ article: To woo publishers, Facebook is offering to change its traditional revenue-sharing model. In one of the models under consideration, publishers would keep all of the revenue from ads they sell on Facebook-hosted news sites, the people familiar with the matter said. If Facebook sells the advertisement, it would keep roughly 30% of the revenue, as it does in many other cases. Another motivation for Facebook to give up some revenue: It hopes the faster-loading content will encourage users to spend more time on its network.  It is unclear what format the ads might take, or if publishers will be able to place or measure the ads they sell within Facebook. It seems likely Facebook would want publishers to use its own advertising-technology products, such as Atlas and LiveRail, as opposed to those offered by rivals such as Google Inc.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • High School Students Discover Pulsar With Widest-Known Orbit
    Science 2.0 reports that A team of high school students analyzed data from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) and discovered a never-before-seen pulsar which has the widest orbit of any around a neutron star - one among only a handful of double neutron star systems. ... This pulsar, which received the official designation PSR J1930-1852, was discovered in 2012 by Cecilia McGough, who was a student at Strasburg High School in Virginia at the time, and De'Shang Ray, who was a student at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland.  These students were participating in a summer Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) workshop, which is an NSF-funded educational outreach program that involves interested high school students in analyzing pulsar survey data collected by the GBT. Students often spend weeks and months poring over data plots, searching for the unique signature that identifies a pulsar. Those who identify strong pulsar candidates are invited to Green Bank to work with astronomers to confirm their discovery.

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  • Empty Landscape Looms, If Large Herbivores Continue to Die Out
    From the BBC comes this depressing excerpt: Populations of some of the world's largest wild animals are dwindling, raising the threat of an "empty landscape", say scientists. About 60% of giant herbivores - plant-eaters - including rhinos, elephants and gorillas, are at risk of extinction, according to research. Analysis of 74 herbivore species, published in Science Advances, blamed poaching and habitat loss. A previous study of large carnivores showed similar declines. Prof William Ripple, of Oregon State University, led the research looking at herbivores weighing over 100kg, from the reindeer up to the African elephant. "This is the first time anyone has analysed all of these species as a whole," he said. "The process of declining animals is causing an empty landscape in the forest, savannah, grasslands and desert." Here's the study, published in Science Advances, on which the BBC article is based.

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  • SurveyMonkey's CEO Dies While Vacationing With Wife Susan Sandberg
    McGruber writes: Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and spouse of Facebook COO Sheryl K. Sandberg, died on Friday night. He was 47. 'We are heartbroken by this news,' Facebook said in a statement. Mark Zuckerberg, a friend of the family, said that Mr. Goldberg died while on vacation abroad with Ms. Sandberg. Goldberg built Surveymonkey into a provider of web surveys on almost every topic imaginable, with 500 employees and 25 million surveys created. News reports said it was valued at nearly $2 billion when it raised a round of funding last year.

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  • Tesla Adds Used Models To Its Inventory, For Online Purchase
    Jalopnik reports that Tesla Motors Inc. has very quietly started to sell used cars online, following in the footsteps of larger car companies. Its new certified vehicle program brings down the staggering costs of one of their electric cars while still ensuring manufacturer maintenance and repairs.  Most of the cars that are on Tesla’s website were previously owned by people who have since traded up to the AWD Model S. Soon, this stockpile will also include leased Teslas.  Engadget adds You're limited to shopping in a handful of cities in the U.S. and Canada, but the cars come with a 4-year, 50,000-mile warranty to assuage fears that you've bought a lemon. No, the move doesn't make the company's luxury EVs much more attainable -- the best offer we've seen so far is for a $59,000 'entry' model.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Microsoft's AI Judges Age From Snapshots, With Mixed Results
    mikejuk writes: A Microsoft Research project that lets users upload photos and estimates their age and gender has attracted more attention than expected — not all of it complimentary. The site demonstrates of some of the capabilities of the Face API included in Microsoft's Project Oxford that was announced at Build. It may have been expected to be a source of amusement but instead it backfired when people started to upload their own photos and discovered just how wrong its estimates could be. It demonstrates not only that machine learning has a long way to go before it's good at estimating age, but also that machine learning may not be the most politically correct way to go about answering the question 'How Old Do I look'. It might be better to employ and algorithm that built in all the rules of how to make a polite answer to that request — such as always knock a decade off the age of anyone over 28. Perhaps this particular neural network needs to learn some social skills before pronouncing how old people look. However it is capable of telling some truths — a photo of Barak Obama in 2005 gives an estimated age of 46, close to his real age of 44, but just 9 years later in 2014 the age guessing robot places him at 65. It seems that Mr President aged 20 years in less than 10 years of office.

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  • How Silicon Valley Got That Way -- and Why It Will Continue To Rule
    An anonymous reader writes: Lots of places want to be 'the next Silicon Valley.' But the Valley's top historian looks back (even talks to Steve Jobs about his respect for the past!) to explain why SV is unique. While there are threats to continued dominance, she thinks it's just too hard for another region to challenge SV's supremacy.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Chrome Passes 25% Market Share, IE and Firefox Slip
    An anonymous reader writes: In April 2015, we saw the naming of Microsoft Edge, the release of Chrome 42, and the first full month of Firefox 37 availability. Now we're learning that Google's browser has finally passed the 25 percent market share mark. Hit the link for some probably unnecessarily fine-grained statistics on recent browser trends. Have your browser habits shifted recently? Which browsers do you use most often?

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning Go Up In Berlin writes: RT Times reports that Alexanderplatz square in Berlin has become the stage for a provocative art piece which celebrates whistleblowers and encourages ordinary citizens to speak out. "They have lost their freedom for the truth, so they remind us how important it is to know the truth," says sculptor Davide Dormino. The life-sized statues of the three whistleblowers stand upon three chairs, as if speaking in an impromptu public meeting. Next to them is a fourth, empty chair. "The fourth chair is open to anyone here in Berlin who wants to get up and say anything they want," says the artist. Dormino, who came up with the idea together with the US journalist Charles Glass, specifically chose a classical bronze statue for his depiction – and not an installation or abstract piece – since statues are usually made of establishment figures. According to Domino while men who order others to their deaths get immortalized, those who resist are often forgotten, so "the statue pays homage to three who said no to war, to the lies that lead to war and to the intrusion into private life that helps to perpetuate war." Activists and members of Germany's Green party unveiled the life-size bronze statues on May Day.

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  • Bill Gates Owes His Career To Steven Spielberg's Dad; You May, Too
    theodp writes: On the 51st birthday of the BASIC programing language, GE Reports decided it was finally time to give-credit-where-credit-was-long-overdue, reporting that Arnold Spielberg, the 98-year-old father of Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, helped revolutionize computing when he designed the GE-225 mainframe computer. The machine allowed a team of Dartmouth University students and researchers to develop BASIC, which quickly spread and ushered in the era of personal computers. BASIC helped kickstart many computing careers, include those of Bill Gates and Paul Allen, as well as Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.

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  • Unable To Hack Into Grading System, Georgia Student Torches Computer Lab
    McGruber writes: A 15 year-old Douglas County, Georgia high school student has been charged with five felonies, including burglary and arson, after sheriff's deputies caught him while responding to a 1 AM fire at Alexander High School. The boy admitted to investigators that he set fire to a computer after trying, unsuccessfully, to hack into the school computer system to change his grade on a failed test. "It's very sad and tragic. He could have very easily come to one of his counselors and asked for help," said Lt. Glenn Daniel with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. "From what we can tell, (the student) was mad and frustrated because he could not hack into the system." Lt. Daniel said the charges could land the young man in prison for several years. The computer lab was cleaned up and re-opened in time for the start of that day's classes.

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  • Hacking the US Prescription System
    An anonymous reader writes: It appears that most pharmacies in the US are interconnected, and a breach in one leads to access to the other ones. A security advisory released [Friday] shows how a vulnerability in an online pharmacy granted access to prescription history for any US person with just their name and date of birth.  From the description linked above: During the signup process, prompts users for their identifying information. In the end of the signup rocess, the user is shown a list of their existing prescriptions in all other pharmacies in order to make the process of transferring them to easier. ... To replicate this issue, an attacker would be directed to the website and choose the signup option. As long as the full name and the date of birth entered during signup match the target, the attacker will gain access to the target's full prescription history.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Australia cracks tech giants' tax dodge code
    New methodology would put an end to tax-shifting madness
    Australia's Economics References Committee, which has been conducting hearings into corporate tax avoidance, looks to have made a breakthrough by eliciting a new method for taxing multinationals from the nation's Taxation Office.…

  • Carders crack Hard Rock casino
    Malware infestation sees credit cards popped at Vegas hotel and gaming venue
    Carders have hit the Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino stealing credit card numbers, names, and addresses, according to reports…

  • Meet the man who inspired Elon Musk’s fear of the robot uprising
    Nick Bostrom explains his AI prophecies of doom to El Reg
    Exclusive Interview Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom is quite a guy. The University of Oxford professor is known for his work on existential risk, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks and transhumanism. He also reckons the probability that we are all living in a Matrix-esque computer simulation is quite high.…

  • Bonny Scottish post-pub nosh neckfiller: Rumbledethumps
    Cunning culinary plan involving turnip – from the land of Clan Blackadder
    It's been far too long since we at the El Reg post-pub nosh team ventured north of the border in search of the very best wobbly dining haute cuisine, and indeed it was way back in 2012 that we served readers the very pinnacle of Scottish fusion cuisine – the quite remarkable haggis pakora.…

  • Bruce Schneier's Data and Goliath – solution or part of the problem?
    I know you're only trying to help. But ...
    Page File Special Think of some of the ways the Enlightenment helped advance the human individual. The ability to shape your identity. The ability to own and control your stuff. Economic autonomy. All three help to define the modern world, they’re ways we know that ‘now’ is not like ‘before’. All three are founded on the sanctity of the individual. And all three are interlinked.…

  • From Manchester to Microsoft – missing mum :-(
    'SYS Brit Noseflashes' mailing list welcomes migrants to Redmond
    The eXpat files Welcome to another eXpat Files, in which Reg readers tell of leaving home and hearth for career upgrades only available elsewhere.…

  • Why OH WHY is economics so bleedin' awful, then?
    As Brenda rightly says, no one even predicted the crash
    Worstall @ the Weekend As Her Majesty the Queen remarked a few years back, why was it that no economist actually saw the crash coming? There's actually two answers to that. First, the cute one: that sort of violent change cannot be predicted. If it could be predicted then prices would move before it happened, meaning that it would have already happened. This is a bit cute, though, however true it might be.…

  • Cylon is golden: Backstabbing bank holiday board games
    Four ways to crush friends and enemies alike
    Product Roundup The Bank Holiday weekend is upon us, so why not prepare for a wet weekend, as is the tradition, and go in search of some backstabbing board games? These games can involve working co-operatively with my fellow players, which can be rewarding, but you can always change your mind and there’s nothing like sadistic satisfaction of pretending I’m not a Cylon.…

  • Poseidon's Wake, Naked at the Albert Hall and Farewell Kabul
    Hard Sci-Fi with Alistair Reynolds, Tracey Thorn on singing and more
    Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston reviews the latest from the literary world with Alastair Reynolds' latest – the final instalment in a sci-fi trilogy. Tracey Thorn delivers an amusing and insightful perspective on the lot of the singer, and journalist Christina Lamb gives a personal account of her life and work in Afghanistan.…

  • Unfriended: Odious screen-teens get theirs in this flat horror
    Buffering is not a good device for building on-screen tension
    Film Review Few movie genres see as much innovation as horror, pioneer of the found-footage style and master of the macabre comedy. Just because something is new and clever doesn’t actually mean it will make a better film.…

  • Why should I learn by ORAL tradition? Where's the DOCUMENTATION?
    Dabbsy was spawned in that slime of Cain
    Something for the Weekend, Sir? The eye-rolling comes first. This is followed by a resigned sagging of the shoulders. Then comes a theatrical slump forward, often accompanied by an equally melodramatic groan, as each user in turn puts head on desk and covers same with arms.…

  • OpenStack Kilo arrives with an Ironic twist (no, really)
    Bare-metal provisioning leads features of 11th major release
    The eleventh version of OpenStack appeared on the project's official download servers on Thursday, arriving on time and bringing with it hundreds of new features for cloud-builders.…

  • New Windows 10 will STAGGER to its feet, says Microsoft OS veep
    It's coming in 'waves' – and Windows 7 users are the priority
    Build 2015 At the Build shindig in San Francisco this week, Joe Belfiore – Microsoft's corporate veep for operating systems – talked The Register through the release of Windows 10: when it will arrive, how it will arrive, and why you should use it.…

  • Docker ascendancy's ignites a flak-in-the-box cloud arms race
    Web lessons in bullet-proofing the container class
    Containerisation has taken the data centre by storm. Led by Docker, a start-up that's on a mission to make development and deployment as simple as it should be, Linux containers are fast changing the way developers work and devops teams deploy.…

  • ZuckerBorg assimilates Microsoft boffins into potentially world-threatening FART
    Evil existential threat or waste of money? Probably both
    The ZuckerBorg has assimilated yet more humans from academia and industry into its Facebook Artificial-Intelligence Research Team (FART). Facebook claims their work will focus on several aspects of machine learning, with applications to image, speech and natural language understanding.…

  • El Reg merch tentacle mulls retro LOHAN T-shirt
    Vulture 2 spaceplane in a comic book stylee – what do you think?
    The chaps and chapettes at El Reg merchandising tentacle Cash'n'Carrion have been strapping a few ideas to the apparel ducking stool to see if they float, and have just sent over a couple of pics of a proposed Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) T-shirt in a retro comic book stylee.…

  • Inside the guts of Nano Server, Microsoft's tiny new Cloud OS
    This is definitely not your father's Windows Server
    Build 2015 Engineers from Microsoft's Windows Server team took the stage at the Build developer conference in San Francisco this week to share more details on Nano Server, the upcoming micro-sized version of the OS aimed at cloud deployments.…

  • Do you have the intellectual bandwidth to attend ISC 2015?
    Supercomputers, quantum theory, drinks with The Reg
    Promo Have you always thought HPC was just for the guys in the white coats? Well this year’s ISC High Performance conference should definitively change your mind, with five days that will cover how what’s been happening in the labs is going to affect what’s going to happen in your business.…

  • Console yourself: How the PS4 Spring Fever indies stack up
    Cheap and cheerful games for seasonal shenanigans
    Game Theory It wasn’t that long ago that Microsoft dominated the world of home console indie games, with the Xbox 360’s Summer of Arcade promotion bringing us the likes of Shadow Complex and Limbo, year-in, year-out.…

  • One bit to rule them all? Forget it – old storage types never die
    Pups' guide to running with the storage pack
    Block storage, file storage and object storage are all frequently bandied about terms in the storage world. They are fundamentally different, and yet inextricably intertwined. Choosing the right storage today means understanding the differences between these different storage classes, and how they can be made redundant and/or highly available.…

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