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  • Fedora 23 xen-4.5.1-6.fc23 Use after free in QEMU/Xen block unplug protocol [XSA-139, CVE-2015-5166] QEMUleak of uninitialized heap memory in rtl8139 device model [XSA-140,CVE-2015-5165]

  • Red Hat: 2015:1699-01: nss-softokn: Moderate Advisory Updated nss-softokn packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]

  • Fedora 21 qemu-2.1.3-9.fc21 * Fix crash in qemu_spice_create_display (bz #1163047) * CVE-2015-3209: pcnet:multi-tmd buffer overflow in the tx path (bz #1230536) * CVE-2015-3214: i8254:out-of-bounds memory access (bz #1243728) * CVE-2015-5154: ide: atapi: heapoverflow during I/O buffer memory access (bz #1247141) * CVE-2015-5745: bufferoverflow in virtio-serial (bz #1251160) * CVE-2015-5165: rtl8139 uninitializedheap memory information leakage to guest (bz #1249755)

  • Fedora 23 ca-certificates-2015.2.5-1.0.fc23 This is an update to the set of CA certificates version 2.5 as released with NSSversion 3.19.3 However, as in previous versions of the ca-certificatespackage, the CA list has been modified to keep several legacy CAs still trustedfor compatibility reasons. Please refer to the project URL for details. Ifyou prefer to use the unchanged list provided by Mozilla, and if you accept anycompatibility issues it may cause, an administrator may configure the system byexecuting the "ca-legacy disable" command.

  • Red Hat: 2015:1694-01: gdk-pixbuf2: Moderate Advisory Updated gdk-pixbuf2 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]

  • We did it ourselves: The open organization in education
    Reading The Open Organization was exciting because author Jim Whitehurst catalyzed many ideas that I've had swimming in my consciousness. Jim says that his role at Red Hat is more of a catalyst than a CEO in the traditional sense of how we use the word. The open organization is less about CEOs and more about community building and empowerment. His approach reminds me of ancient wisdom found in the Tao te Ching:read more

  • Hello, Columbus: Ohio LinuxFest Up Next Oct. 2-3
    The 13th annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held Oct. 2-3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. Hosting authoritative speakers in a large expo hall, the OLF welcomes all free and open source software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about free and open source software.

  • Acer offers convertible Chromebook for $299
    In today's open source roundup: The Acer Chromebook R11 offers tablet and laptop functionality for $299. Plus: Acer announces Predator 8 gaming tablet. And Google announces Android Wear for the iPhone.

  • F23 Cloud Base Test Day September 8th!
    Hey everyone! Fedora 23 has been baking in the oven. The Fedora Cloud WG has elected to do a temperature check on September 8th. For this test day we are going to concentrate on the base image. We will have... Continue Reading →

  • How to Make Unbreakable Passwords In Your Head Using Mental Cryptography
    The problem, of course, is trusting a single third-party with this task. Turing Award winner Manuel Blum recently proposed a solution at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum that uses ID-based encryption but avoids the third-party password generator. Instead, this encryption is done mentally by the user.

  • Stupid Patent of the Month: “Internet drink mixer” vs. everyone
    It's that time of the month again: the Electronic Frontier Foundation has selected a winner for its "Stupid Patent of the Month" contest.Patent-holding company Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations (RCDI) owns US Patent No. 8,788,090, which was granted in 2014 and describes a system where a "remote server" "transmits" a "product preference" via a "communication module." Using those broad claims, RCDI has sued more than 20 companies for making things that connect to the Internet. The company sued ADT (PDF) over its Pulse product that allows for things like adjusting a thermostat.

  • We did it ourselves: The open organization in education
    Reading The Open Organization was exciting because author Jim Whitehurst catalyzed many ideas that I've had swimming in my consciousness. Jim says that his role at Red Hat is more of a catalyst than a CEO in the traditional sense of how we use the word. The open organization is less about CEOs and more about community building and empowerment. His approach reminds me of ancient wisdom found in the Tao te Ching:read more

  • How to automatically dim your screen on Linux
    When you start spending the majority of your time in front of a computer, natural questions start arising. Is this healthy? How can I diminish the strain on my eyes? Why is the sunlight burning me? Although active research is still going on to answer these questions, a lot of programmers have already adopted a [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...

  • RDO Juno DVR Deployment (Controller/Network)&Compute&Compute on CentOS 7.1
    Neutron DVR implements the fip-namespace on every Compute Node where the VMs are running. Thus VMs with FloatingIPs can forward the traffic to the External Network without routing it via Network Node.It also implements the L3 Routers across the Compute Nodes, so that tenants intra VM communication will occur without Network Node involvment.Neutron DVR provides the legacy SNAT behavior . . .

  • Stupid Patent of the Month: A Drink Mixer Attacks the Internet of Things
    Imagine if the inventor of the Segway claimed to own “any thing that moves in response to human commands.” Or if the inventor of the telegraph applied for a patent covering any use of electric current for communication. Absurdly overbroad claims like these would not be allowed, right? Unfortunately, the Patent Office does not do a good job of policing overly broad claims. August's Stupid Patent of the Month, U.S. Patent No. 8,788,090, is a stark example of how these claims promote patent trolling.

  • 5 Reasons Not To "Not Use Linux"
    After watching a Youtube video released this week highlighting 5 reasons not to use Linux I decided to write the rebuttal. Roll your sleeves up, we are in for the too many distros debate again.

  • Rugged module runs Linux on i.MX6 UltraLite SoC
    F&S announced a COM that runs Linux on Freescale’s Cortex-A7 based i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, and offers dual Ethernet, WiFi, and an industrial temperature range. Since May, when Freescale unveiled its new, Cortex-A7 based i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, we’ve seen several announcements of computer-on-module products that incorporate the new, more power-efficient processor. These include two products from […]

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  • How The Internet Causes Depression
    The Internet is a miserable place, and, as always, it raises questions: If our fictional selves are worse, why do we bother participating at all? And what kind of person is at his finest when staring at a screen?

  • My Brother's Keeper
    After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab.

  • Swiss Golf Seems Like An Exceedingly Dangerous Sport
    Hornussen is a traditional team sport popular in the Swiss countryside. While one team swings what is practically a six-foot metal whip to hit a puck, the other team remains in the field, waiting to hit the puck with large wooden signs.

  • We Promise Not To Poke You
    We might be a blast from your past but, unlike your high school friends on Facebook, we look really hot right now.

  • A Visual History Of New York's Taxis
    On Tuesday, the Nissan NV200, known as the Taxi of Tomorrow, officially became New York’s standard cab. The radical redesign means the city’s trademark cabs will be more of a minivan than a car — with more legroom, a phone charger and sunroof. Here’s a look at over a century of taxicabs in the city.

  • Gaming Computers Use A Truly Astonishing Amount of Energy
    Gaming is continuing to boom, especially computer gaming. By the end of 2016, sales of PC games are expected to overtake sales for console games. Unfortunately, the trend comes with a cost — gaming computers are tremendous energy hogs.

  • 'Inside Amy Schumer' Writer Kurt Metzger Harasses Twitter Personality @literalporn
    On Tuesday Twitter user @literalporn (she's contributed to Vice as "Claudia C.") became the latest recipient of harassing tweets from the Inside Amy Schumer writer. Metzger, who hosts the podcast Race Wars with Sherrod Small, responded to an exchange between @literalporn and another comedian who commented on her use of all caps in tweets.

  • The Limits Of Language
    “Describe the aroma of coffee — why can't it be done? Do we lack the words? And for what are words lacking? — But how do we get the idea that such a description must after all be possible? Have you tried to describe the aroma and not succeeded?” Wittgenstein explains why we always misunderstand one another on the Internet.

  • 'Rugrats' Revival? Nickelodeon Mulls Return Of Classic Shows
    The Viacom-owned kiddie outlet rose to notice on the backs of programs like “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” “Double Dare,” and “Hey Dude!” And now, its top programming executive suggested, the network is considering ways to bring a small handful of its oldest programs back to its schedule.

  • Cracking The Cartel
    Money is a blight on college sports. We must remove it from the equation and leave the good things: sports and schools. Don't pay NCAA football and basketball players.

  • A Town Without Water
    As California faces its fourth year in a drought, the farming region of Tulare County, located three hours north of Los Angeles, is at the epicenter of the crisis. To date, 5,433 residents in this rural region twice the size of Delaware are without water.

  • How The Care Crisis Is Making Old Age A Nightmare
    With no money and increasing demand from a growing elderly population, the NHS and social care services are caught in a vicious bind. Both desperately need more funding and yet find themselves in cut-throat competition.

  • Whose Mountain? Obama's Mountain!
    Welcome to "The Enthusiasm Gap," a weekly digest that aims to bridge the gap between interest and enthusiasm in politics by bringing you the best political and electoral writing of the week.​

  • Obama Locks Up Enough Votes For The Iran Deal
    Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark victory for President Barack Obama over ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.

  • The Automated Future, And Past, Of Fast Food
    The “Fight for Fifteen” campaign to raise the wages of workers in fast food and other low-wage industries has prompted much speculation about the automation of restaurant work. But the mechanized delivery of meals isn’t just the possible future of fast food — it’s also the way the industry got its start.

  • There Are Lots Of Ways To Spy On Baby Monitors
    Baby monitors are a lot smarter than they used to be. The devices began as little more than two-way audio and video feeds, but more recent models come with sophisticated web services, including app access and remote viewing. But as manufacturers add new features, a new report shows that their security may not be keeping pace.

  • Stephen Colbert, The Late Night Hope
    Having spent a decade in the guise of a grandstanding, nominally conservative commentator, this 51-year-old entertainer is preparing for his greatest trick yet.

  • Why Pickup Basketball's Scoring System Is Broken
    Shifting the way the game is scored from 2s and 3s to 1s and 2s makes shots from beyond the arc, mathematically, superior to interior play. So just play the game the way it's meant to be scored. Math isn't that hard.

  • Does Mario Have A Penis?
    "I first began to think about Mario’s genitals while trying to get the second Green Star in the Boo Moon Galaxy."

  • Our Digg Pic Of The Day
    Migrants disembark from the catamaran Terra Jet at the Athens' port of Piraeus, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

  • The College Fallacy
    We think sending more people to college will revitalize the economy. What if it just creates a lot of bookish baristas?

  • How To Understand Vester Flanagan’s Manifesto
    "Collectors magnify petty 'injustices' and perceive them as intentional and purposeful. Over time, he forms a worldview of himself as victimized, bullied, discriminated and disrespected."

  • Economics Has Math Problem
    A lot of people complain about the math in economics. Economists tend to quietly dismiss such complaints as the sour-grapes protests of literary types who lack the talent or training to hack their way through systems of equations. But it isn't just the mathematically illiterate who grouse. Even those in the field complain that economists use math as a tool of rhetoric instead of a tool to understand the world.

  • You Don't Have To Be Good At Math To Learn To Code writes: Olga Khazan writes in The Atlantic that learning to program involves a lot of Googling, logic, and trial-and-error—but almost nothing beyond fourth-grade arithmetic. Victoria Fine explains how she taught herself how to code despite hating math. Her secret? Lots and lots of Googling. "Like any good Google query, a successful answer depended on asking the right question. "How do I make a website red" was not nearly as successful a question as "CSS color values HEX red" combined with "CSS background color." I spent a lot of time learning to Google like a pro. I carefully learned the vocabulary of HTML so I knew what I was talking about when I asked the Internet for answers." According to Khazan while it's true that some types of code look a little like equations, you don't really have to solve them, just know where they go and what they do. "In most cases you can see that the hard maths (the physical and geometry) is either done by a computer or has been done by someone else. While the calculations do happen and are essential to the successful running of the program, the programmer does not need to know how they are done." Khazan says that in order to figure out what your program should say, you're going to need some basic logic skills and you'll need to be skilled at copying and pasting things from online repositories and tweaking them slightly. "But humanities majors, fresh off writing reams of term papers, are probably more talented at that than math majors are."

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Second Gen Moto 360 Men's and Women's, Fitness-Oriented Moto 360 Sport Unveiled
    MojoKid writes: Motorola's first generation Moto 360 smartwatch was one of the first Android Wear smartwatches to hit the market, and because of its round display, became the immediate flag bearer for the Android Wear platform. As new competition has entered the fray — including entries from Apple with the Apple Watch and Samsung with the Gear S2 — Motorola is announcing a second generation smartwatch that solves most of the complaints of the previous model. Motorola has ditched the archaic Texas Instruments OMAP 3 processor in the original Moto 360. The new second generation Moto 360 brings a more credible 1.2GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 graphics to the table. You'll also find 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. And if you didn't like the largish dimensions of the previous Moto 360, you'll be glad to know that Motorola is offering two sizes this time around. There's a 46mm diameter case that comes with a 360x330 display and a smaller 42mm diameter case that houses a 360x325 display. Motorola has also introduced a dedicated women's model of the Moto 360 which features a 42mm diameter case and accepts smaller 16mm bands. As for battery life, Motorola says that the men's and women's 42mm models comes with a 300 mAh battery which is good for up to 1.5 days of mixed use, while the 46mm watch comes with a larger 400 mAh battery which is good for up to 2 days on charge.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Netflix Open Sources Sleepy Puppy XSS Hunter
    msm1267 writes: Netflix has released a tool it calls Sleepy Puppy. The tool injects cross-site scripting payloads into a target app that may not be vulnerable, but could be stored in a database and tracks the payload if it's reflected to a secondary application that makes use of the data in the same field. "We were looking for a way to provide coverage on applications that come from different origins or may not be publicly accessible," said co-developer Scott Behrens, a senior application security engineer at Netflix. "We also wanted to observe where stored data gets reflected back, and how data that may be stored publicly could also be reflected in a large number of internal applications." Sleepy Puppy is available on Netflix's Github repository and is one of a slew of security tools its engineers have released to open source.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Why Do So Many Tech Workers Dislike Their Jobs?
    Nerval's Lobster writes: So what if you work for a tech company that offers free lunch, in-house gym, and dry cleaning? A new survey suggests that a majority of software engineers, developers, and sysadmins are miserable. Granted, the survey in question only involved 5,000 respondents, so it shouldn't be viewed as comprehensive (it was also conducted by a company that deals in employee engagement), but it's nonetheless insightful into the reasons why a lot of tech pros apparently dislike their jobs. Apparently perks don't matter quite so much if your employees have no sense of mission, don't have a clear sense of how they can get promoted, and don't interact with their co-workers very well. While that should be glaringly obvious, a lot of companies are still fixated on the idea that minor perks will apparently translate into huge morale boosts; but free smoothies in the cafeteria only goes so far.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • How Open Film Project "Cosmos Laundromat" Made Blender Better
    An anonymous reader writes: At the beginning of August the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project. More than just a 10-minute short film, Cosmos Laundromat is the Blender Institute's most ambitious project, a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. In his article on animator and open source advocate Jason van Gumster highlights the film project and takes a look at some of its most significant contributions to the Blender open source project.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Mutt 1.5.24 Released
    kthreadd writes: Version 1.5.24 of the Mutt email client has been released. New features in this release includes among other things terminal status-line (TS) support, a new color object 'prompt', the ability to encrypt postponed messages and opportunistic encryption which automatically enables/disables encryption based on message recipients. SSLv3 is now also disabled by default.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Can Living In Total Darkness For 5 Days "Reset" the Visual System?
    the_newsbeagle writes: That's what one neuroscientist is aiming to find out. He wants to put patients with a type of amblyopia, the vision problem commonly called lazy eye, into the dark for 5 days. His hypothesis: When they emerge, their brains' visual cortices will be temporarily "plastic" and changeable, and may begin to process the visual signals from their bad eyes correctly. Before he could do this study, though, he had to do a test run to figure out logistics. So he himself lived in a pitch black room for 5 days. One finding: Eating ravioli in the dark is hard.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • China Preparing To Send Crewed Shenzhou 11 To Tiangong 2 Space Station In 2016
    MarkWhittington writes: China has not sent people into space since the mission of the Shenzhou 10 to the prototype space station Tiangong 1 in June 2013. Since then the Chinese have accomplished the landing of the Chang'e 3 on the lunar surface. According to a story in Space Daily, the hiatus in Chinese crewed spaceflight is about to end with the launch of the Tiangong-2 prototype space station in 2016 with the subsequent visit by a crew of Chinese astronauts on board the Shenzhou 11. The mission will be a prelude to the construction of a larger Chinese space station, slated to be completed by 2022.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Hacking Medical Mannequins
    An anonymous reader writes: A team of researchers at the University of South Alabama is investigating potential breaches of medical devices used in training, taking the mannequin iStan as its prime target in its scenario-based research. Identifying the network security solution and network protocol as the vulnerable components, the team was able to carry out brute force attacks against the router PIN, and denial of service (DDoS) attacks, using open source tools such as BackTrack.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Google Changes Logo
    An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday, Google announced a logo change that many on Slashdot have probably already encountered. The logo, according to the technology supergiant, was updated to reflect the fact that people "interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day." This differentiates from the past when people only used a desktop PC to access Google's services.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Sony Unveils Smartphone With 4K Screen
    An anonymous reader writes: Sony has taken the wraps off its new Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone, which has a 5.5" display that operates at 4k resolution. "The company acknowledged that there was still a limited amount of professional content available in 4K — which provides about four times the number of pixels as 1080p high definition video. But it said the Z5 Premium would upscale videos streamed from YouTube and Netflix to take advantage of the display." Sony's answer to the obvious battery concerns raised by such a pixel-dense (808 ppi) screen was to use a 3,430 mAh battery and memory-on-display technology. The video upscaling can also be turned off to decrease battery drain.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Canadian Music Industry Faces Competition Complaint Over Public Domain Records
    An anonymous reader writes: A Canadian record label specializing in public domain releases has filed a complaint with the Competition Tribunal over alleged anti-competitive conduct by Universal, Sony, and host of other music industry leaders. The complaint tells a fascinating behind-the-scenes tale, with the recording industry doing everything in its powers — including posting false reviews, pressuring distributors, and lobbying for changes to the law — to stop the sale of competing public domain records.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • New FCC Rules Could Ban WiFi Router Firmware Modification
    An anonymous reader writes: Hackaday reports that the FCC is introducing new rules which ban firmware modifications for the radio systems in WiFi routers and other wireless devices operating in the 5 GHz range. The vast majority of routers are manufactured as System on Chip devices, with the radio module and CPU integrated in a single package. The new rules have the potential to effectively ban the installation of proven Open Source firmware on any WiFi router.  ThinkPenguin, the EFF, FSF, Software Freedom Law Center, Software Freedom Conservancy, OpenWRT, LibreCMC, Qualcomm, and others have created the SaveWiFi campaign, providing instructions on how to submit a formal complaint to the FCC regarding this proposed rule. The comment period is closing on September 8, 2015. Leave a comment for the FCC.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Self-Driving Golf Carts May Pave the Way For Autonomous Cars
    itwbennett writes: Researchers from MIT and Singaporean universities are experimenting with self-driving golf carts that use less (and relatively cheap) gear than self-driving vehicles while relying on computation-efficient algorithms. In addition to a webcam, each cart is equipped with four single-beam LIDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors from German maker Sick that have a field of view of about 270 degrees. Two of the sensors were mounted in the cart's front and used for determining its position and obstacle detection. The other two were cheaper, shorter-range sensors and were mounted on the back corners of the cart to scan for obstacles behind and on either side of it. The cost of the sensors was still high (on the order of $30,000) but that's less than solutions used in more sophisticated robotic vehicles. (Google has used $80,000 Velodyne LIDARs on its earlier self-driving cars.) A YouTube video shows the carts traveling the winding paths of a public garden in Singapore at a leisurely 24 kilometers per hour — slow enough for the computers to process all the obstacles (mainly pedestrians and animals). The researchers envision the self-driving vehicles being used in a shared transportation system, as rental bicycles are used in many cities.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Machine Learning Could Solve Economists' Math Problem
    An anonymous reader writes: Noah Smith argues that the field of economics frequently uses math in an unhealthy way. He says many economists don't use math as a tool to describe reality, but rather as an abstract foundation for whatever theory they've come up with. A possible solution to this, he says, is machine learning: "In other words, econ is now a rogue branch of applied math. Developed without access to good data, it evolved different scientific values and conventions. But this is changing fast, as information technology and the computer revolution have furnished economists with mountains of data. As a result, empirical analysis is coming to dominate econ. ... [Two economists pushing this change] stated that machine learning techniques emphasized causality less than traditional economic statistical techniques, or what's usually known as econometrics. In other words, machine learning is more about forecasting than about understanding the effects of policy. That would make the techniques less interesting to many economists, who are usually more concerned about giving policy recommendations than in making forecasts."

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • It's MediaTek v Qualcomm in the motherboard of all battles
    Rumours and leaks for 2016's hottest processors
    The two big boys of the mobile chip world, MediaTek and Qualcomm, are about to see their flagship products – the Helios X20 and Snapdragon 820 respectively – come to market, with details starting to emerge; and it's likely to be all about the numbers.…

  • Turkey cites crypto software find in terror charges against TV crew
    They use the same programs, so they must be helping the PKK, claims clueless gov
    Possession of an encryption program used by jihadists is being cited of evidence against two Vice News journalists and a local fixer / translator arrested in Turkey, who now face terror-related charges.…

  • Euro telly bods say 'non' to spectrum sharing with mobiles
    If the LTE gang gets its way DTT is toast, says report
    With WRC–15 only a few months away, the battle to protect terrestrial television isn't over yet. Last week the European Broadcasting Union released a fact sheet (PDF) that summarises the key issue – can LTE share spectrum with digital terrestrial television?…

  • Return of the Pocket PC: Acer shows off Jade Primo PC Phone
    Cause if you get it wrong, you'll get it right next time (next time)
    IFA 2015 Acer will release the "Jade Primo" PC Phone later this year, running Windows and taking advantage of Microsoft's Continuum feature to behave like a PC when connected to an external display, keyboard and mouse.…

  • Mate S: Huawei 'beats' Apple to force-touch phone launch
    Knuckle gestures and mini scales also on the way... just not yet
    IFA2015 Apple introduced “force touch” in its MacBook earlier this year, and it is expected to appear on iPhones very soon. But Huawei has stolen some of Apple’s thunder by announcing a flagship with the variable pressure feature at Berlin’s IFA consumer show today.…

  • Trio of 'nauts thunder towards International Space Station
    Soyuz soars heavenwards from Baikonur Cosmodrome
    The Kazakh Space Agency's Aidyn Aimbetov, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen, and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov are en route to the International Space Station following their successful dispatch heavenwards from Baikonur Cosmodrome earlier today.…

  • French hacker besmuts road sign right under Les Plods' noses
    Méchant matey denies Dominique Strauss Kahn protest
    Vid+update A hacker defaced an electronic parking sign with a "poem" of vulgarities - and has since told The Register it was not a protest against the acquittal of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on pimping charges, although he did do it right under the noses of the Gendarmerie Nationale.…

  • Look over here! SAP unveils big data HANA update
    Please buy our in-memory databases, says German ERP peddler
    Teutonic enterprise resource planning provider SAP has unveiled a cloudy HANA big data update, in an effort to drum up more interest in its in-memory databases.…

  • Viral virus bunfight: Dr Web tested rivals like Kaspersky Lab
    But they didn't deliberately try and trip up rivals with false positives
    Russian anti-malware firm Dr.Web tested rivals to see if they blindly accepted malware reports shared through cross-industry intelligence systems like Kaspersky Lab, according to investigative reporter Brian Krebs. However, Dr.Web stopped short of using services such as VirusTotal to trip up rivals, the focus of fiercely contested allegations against Kaspersky Lab.…

  • West's only rare earth mine closes. Yet Chinese monopoly fears are baseless
    Strong-arm attempt? Whatever
    Worstall on Wednesday As El Reg's dodgy metals dealer it's incumbent upon me to tell you all that Molycorp has just closed Mountain Pass, the western hemisphere's only rare earth mine. This will, of course, mean disaster because we've suddenly no source of those lovely minerals with which to build all sorts of exciting gadgetry.…

  • Earth wobbles on axis as Google rebrands
    Paradigms shifted in drive to world domination
    Logowatch Paradigms were shifted and the Earth possibly wobbled a little on its axis yesterday as Google announced a new logo to brand its continuing drive towards total world domination.…

  • BIS shuns Steria HR and payroll shared services centre
    Yeah, actually, you know those costs, they’re not 'viable' now
    Exclusive The department for Business, Innovation and Skills has shunned a major outsourcing deal with Steria and the Cabinet Office, embarrassingly citing the costs and risks of the project as "no longer viable".…

  • Small wonder, little competition: Asus Chromebook Flip
    World's first 10-inch touchscreen convertible Googletop
    Review Asus’s new Chromebook Flip isn’t the first touchscreen Chromebook we’ve fondled here at The Register. That accolade belongs to the Lenovo N20p. But since the N20p has been discontinued in the UK, Asus needn't worry about its new convertible being overshadowed by it.…

  • If VMware is a sun, here are the storage worlds we've spotted orbiting it
    The force is strong in this one, Darth
    VMworld 2015 Behold the storage sun king – VMware is the center of a storage solar system with planets and asteroids orbiting around it in belts: the EVO, VSAN, and VVOL orbital zones. Fresh activity has been detected by telescopes on planet Register using its snark-o-scope.…

  • SOHOpeless: Belkin router redirection zero-day
    DNS response fondling confounds security
    Security bod Joel Land has reported zero-day holes in a popular model of Belkin router allowing attackers to yank cleartext credentials, spoof DNS responses, and pop admin interfaces.…

  • Self-driving CARS? BORING. We want self driving, LIZARD dodging GOLF CARTS
    At last, humanity's real problems tackled
    Many jaded readers of the Register, noting on the interwebs the endless stream of stories about self-driving cars - being worked upon by such companies as Google - may have wondered whether in fact anyone at all is actually working on the real, genuine problems confronting the human race.…

  • Drone deals DEATH – to deadly starfish
    Great Barrier Reef boffins poisoning Crown of Thorns by remote control
    An Australian university is about to start deploying drones on a seek-and-destroy mission. The target? The Crown of Thorns Starfish, which is famously a serious danger to the country's Great Barrier Reef.…

  • Big Blue bops modular menace
    CoreBot infant could grow to painful teenager
    IBM threat researcher Limor Kessem has found a new modular malware credential stealer that could become a significant enterprise threat.…

  • Victims of US gov't mega-breach still haven't been notified
    Affected workers to receive aid starting 'later this month'
    Nearly three months after the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) discovered its databases had been compromised by Chinese hackers, the government still hasn't notified the employees and contractors affected by the breach.…

  • Telstra helped scupper new competition laws: report
    'Big end of town' breathes sigh of relief
    A change to competition laws that would have given small businesses a lever against the big end of town has been scuppered, with Australia's largest carrier among the successful lobbyists.…

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