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  • Mandriva: 2015:055: freetype2 Updated freetype2 packages fix security vulnerabilities:The tt_sbit_decoder_load_image function in sfnt/ttsbit.c in FreeTypebefore 2.5.4 does not properly check for an integer overflow, whichallows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds[More...]

  • Mandriva: 2015:054: bind Updated bind packages fix security vulnerability:Jan-Piet Mens discovered that the BIND DNS server would crash whenprocessing an invalid DNSSEC key rollover, either due to an erroron the zone operator's part, or due to interference with network[More...]

  • Red Hat: 2015:0288-01: foreman-proxy: Important Advisory Updated foreman-proxy packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  • Red Hat: 2015:0287-01: foreman-proxy: Important Advisory Updated foreman-proxy packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Foreman. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  • Red Hat: 2015:0285-01: kernel: Important Advisory Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue and three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  • Red Hat: 2015:0284-03: kernel: Important Advisory Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

  • Mandriva: 2015:053: tomcat6 Updated tomcat6 packages fix security vulnerabilities:Integer overflow in the parseChunkHeader function injava/org/apache/coyote/http11/filters/ inApache Tomcat before 6.0.40 and 7.x before 7.0.53 allows remote[More...]

  • Mandriva: 2015:052: tomcat Updated tomcat packages fix security vulnerabilities:Apache Tomcat 7.x before 7.0.47, when an HTTP connector or AJPconnector is used, does not properly handle certain inconsistent HTTPrequest headers, which allows remote attackers to trigger incorrect[More...]

  • GNOME Music App for GNOME 3.16 Implements Favorite Playlist and Starring
    The GNOME Music app, the default audio playback software of the controversial GNOME desktop environment, has been updated for GNOME 3.16, due for release in March 25. GNOME Music 3.16 Beta 2 is a bug fix release that addresses a number of issues discovered in the previous Beta version of the software.

  • When the United Nations calls, MicroMappers acts
    Open source and crowdsourcing—uttering these words at a meeting of the United Nations before the year 2010 would have made you persona non grata. In fact, the fastest way to discredit yourself at any humanitarian meeting just five years ago was to suggest the use of open source software and crowdsourcing in disaster response. Then, a tragic earthquake occured in Haiti in 2010, and OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi were deployed in the aftermath.

  • Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Beta 1 Available to Download
    Ubuntu 15.04 flavors have a first beta version, it is now available to download and install for testing. In this release, There are only available images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and ubuntu cloud.

  • FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole
    It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read "secured" web traffic by foreign nationals.

  • Linux Remote Desktop Roundup
    Over the years I've found that a significant hurdle to getting family and friends to switch to Linux comes from its lack of familiarity. This is especially true when it comes to troubleshooting any issues. Obviously, when a malfunction occurs it's not always possible to be there in person.

  • Mozilla Pushes Hot Fix to Remove Superfish Cert From Firefox
    Mozilla has issued a hot fix for Firefox that removes the Superfish root certificate from the browser's trusted root store. The patch only removes the certificate if the Superfish software has been removed from the machine already, however.

  • Open source and humanities in the digital age
    Welcome to the first installment of a monthly feature where I explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month I will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities research projects that are using open source tools today.

  • Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack
    An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim’s Web traffic. The technique exploited security flaws in home routers to gain access to the administrator console.

  • Hadoop gets native C/C++ injection
    Big data for the non-Java generationLike Hadoop but it’s just a bit too Javary? There’s now an answer for that: MapReduce for C (MR4C).…

  • Ubuntu MATE Is One of the Last Major Distros to Officially Support PowerPC
    Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update. We already covered the "panel selection" that allows users to change the look and feel of the system with just a single click. It might not seem like much, but not too many Linux devs have this kind of features.

  • Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone
    Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish. Finland-based Jolla had a huge success on Indiegogo last November with it Jolla tablet, the first tablet to run its Android-compatible, Meego Linux based Sailfish OS.

  • Has the Supreme Court made patent reform legislation unnecessary?
    As Congress gears up again to seriously consider patent litigation abuse—starting with the introduction of H.R. 9 (the "Innovation Act") last month—opponents of reform are arguing that recent Supreme Court cases have addressed concerns. Give the decisions time to work their way through the system, they more

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  • The Demolition Of Workers’ Comp
    Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

  • Updates From The First Day Of The Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had “murder in his heart” when he placed a backpack containing a bomb in the crowd near a row of children at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday morning in opening statements.

  • Don’t Get Trashed On St. Patrick’s Day
    Irish whiskey, unlike other styles, is usually distilled three times, making it one of the smoothest on the palate. From a traditional option, the Jameson 18 Year Old, to the new kid on the block, Uisce Beatha, these are the Irish whiskeys you need to have on hand this St. Patrick's Day.

  • Curiosity Rover Down After A Short Circuit
    No more selfies for Curiosity — for now, at least. The famous little Mars rover is taking a few days off after a short circuit on Feb. 27 set off its fault-protection procedures.

  • The Drug Cartels' IT Guy
    What happened to Feli​pe García? One theory suggests he was abducted by a sophisticated organized crime syndicate, and then forced into a hacker brigade that builds and services the cartel’s hidden, backcountry communications infrastructure. They’re the Geek Squads to some of the biggest mafia-style organizations in the world.

  • A Letter Of Recommendation For LaCroix Sparkling Water
    "Initially, I thought it was one of those food-­as-­personality things, where otherwise dull people develop an 'obsession' with something ostensibly exotic — typically Nutella, Sriracha or Fernet-Branca —­ and pass it off as a quirk. But the first time I cracked one open and took a swig, I understood. LaCroix sparkling water is absolutely delicious."

  • Clinton Ran Her Own Homebrew Server For Official Emails
    The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.

  • Opening Statements Due In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
    Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.

  • The Selfie Stick’s Unsung Canadian Inventor
    What started as a novelty item exemplifying, to many, the worst of our narcissistic digital age — the selfie stick, a device used to take photos of yourself from a distance — has become a full-fledged phenomenon.

  • How A Teenager Travels To Join The Islamic State
    Turkish Airlines allows children over the age of 12 to travel alone. According to both airline regulations and current United Kingdom legislation, nothing stops a teenager from purchasing a one-way ticket to Istanbul and boarding the flight alone. Airport employees are not asked to detain such travelers, and in fact doing so would breach government legislation.

  • The Fisherman’s Dilemma
    Off the coast of California, a radical experiment has closed hundreds of miles of ocean to fishing. Will it lead to better catches for years to come?

  • Ancient Wheat DNA Shifts Early UK Farming Theories
    In sediments taken from under the English Channel, scientists have identified the genetic material of ancient wheat varieties—and the layer where they reside is 2,000 years older than the earliest known evidence of farming in Britain.

  • Raped On Campus? Don’t Trust Your College To Do The Right Thing
    In January, a rape survivor sued the University of Oregon for mishandling her sexual-assault case. One of the allegations? That the Oregon administration accessed the rape survivor’s therapy records from its counseling center and handed them over to its general counsel's office to help them defend against her lawsuit.

  • Solicitor General Will Try, Again, To Keep Health Care Law Alive
    Three years ago this month, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. stood before the Supreme Court to defend President Obama’s health care law against a constitutional challenge that threatened to destroy its central provision. Mr. Verrilli will return to the lectern on Wednesday morning to defend the law once again, and he has reason to be nervous.

  • Should Journalists Expose Trolls?
    Online abuse is a serious issue, but there’s far from any kind of consensus on how to deal with it and what journalists’ roles are.

  • How JFK Made NASA His Weapon In The Fight For Civil Rights In America
    Julius Montgomery was part of a small cadre of African American mathematicians, engineers and technicians who helped power the space race — at a time when laws kept them from using the same toilet as their coworkers. These men were the vanguard of what became a government strategy to integrate the South.

  • The Womanizing, Decadent Los Angeles Decades Of Jack Nicholson
    When asked if he had any regrets in life, Nicholson responded, “Not that I can think of. I’m sure there are some, but my mind doesn’t go there. When you look at life retrospectively, you rarely regret anything that you did, but you might regret things that you didn’t do.”

  • The Gear That Made 'E.T.' The Pinnacle Of Product Placement
    Whether it’s the Ace comb James Dean sweeps through his manicured coif in "Rebel Without a Cause" or the souped up ’68 Mustang that Steve McQueen drives in "Bullitt," product placement has been a part of movies going back to the advent of the medium. But ask someone to pick a film that exemplifies this long-standing practice and you’ll invariably get one answer: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."

  • Genetically Speaking, Mammals Are More Like Their Fathers
    You might resemble or act more like your mother, but a novel research study reveals that mammals are genetically more like their dads. Specifically, the research shows that although we inherit equal amounts of genetic mutations from our parents — the mutations that make us who we are and not some other person — we actually 'use' more of the DNA that we inherit from our dads.

  • The Dark Arts
    The breathless claims made on the magic posters of the late 1800s and early 1900s were lurid and bold. Yet at the time they were printed, many people truly did believe them to be true: it was the golden age of stage magic.

  • What Happens To A Lonely Ant?
    According to a new study by researchers at the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, worker ants that live alone have one-tenth the life span of those that live in small groups.

  • Fraud Comes To Apple Pay
    Fraud accounts for about 6% of Apple Pay transactions, compared to about 0.1% of transactions using a plastic card to swipe.

  • What Scares The New Atheists
    The vocal fervor of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing.

  • What Happened On Conrad Hilton III's Ten-Hour Mid-Flight Meltdown?
    It was only last month that a federal criminal complaint revealed that hotel scion Conrad Hughes Hilton III — brother of Paris, crasher of luxury vehicles, and all-around spoiled brat — had perpetrated a 10-hour, proletariat-bashing rage-a-thon aboard a trans-Atlantic jet.

  • Ivy League For Free: What One Man Learned By Crashing Elite Colleges For 4 Years
    Between 2008 and 2012, Guillaume Dumas took courses at some of the best colleges in North America — Stanford, Yale, Brown, University of California Berkeley, McGill, andUniversity of British Columbia, among others — without being enrolled as a student. He then went on to start a successful online dating business in Montreal.

  • How To Make Yourself Poop
    Your race is in an hour, and you know you've gotta go. Here’s how to guarantee a timely Number 2.

  • The Mexican Drug Cartels' Involuntary IT Guy
    sarahnaomi writes: It could have been any other morning. Felipe del Jesús Peréz García got dressed, said goodbye to his wife and kids, and drove off to work. It would be a two hour commute from their home in Monterrey, in Northeastern Mexico's Nuevo León state, to Reynosa, in neighboring Tamaulipas state, where Felipe, an architect, would scout possible installation sites for cell phone towers for a telecommunications company before returning that evening That was the last time anyone saw him. What happened to Felipe García? One theory suggests he was abducted by a sophisticated organized crime syndicate, and then forced into a hacker brigade that builds and services the cartel's hidden, backcountry communications infrastructure. They're the Geek Squads to some of the biggest mafia-style organizations in the world.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Game Console
    MojoKid writes: NVIDIA held an event in San Francisco last night at GDC, where the company unveiled a new Android TV streamer, game console, and supercomputer, as NVIDIA's Jen Hsun Huang calls it, all wrapped up in a single, ultra-slim device called NVIDIA SHIELD. The SHIELD console is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Gig-E and 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO WiFi. It's also 4K Ultra-HD Ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (VP9, H265, H264) with encode/decode with full hardware processing. The company claims the console provides twice the performance of an Xbox 360. NVIDIA demo'ed the device with Android TV, streaming music and HD movies and browsing social media. The device can stream games from a GeForce powered PC to your television or from NVIDIA's GRID cloud gaming service, just like previous NVIDIA SHIELD devices. Native Android games will also run on the SHIELD console. NVIDIA's plan is to offer a wide array of native Android titles in the SHIELD store, as well as leverage the company's relationships with game developers to bring top titles to GRID. The device was shown playing Gearbox's Borderlands The Pre-Sequel, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Metal Gear Solid V, the Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator demo and yes, even Crysis 3.

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  • Mars Curiosity Rover Experiences Short Circuit, Will Be Stationary For Days
    hypnosec writes: NASA says its Mars Curiosity rover has experienced a transient short circuit. The team has halted all work from the rover temporarily while engineers analyze the situation. Telemetry data received from Curiosity indicated the short circuit, after which the vehicle followed its programmed response, stopping the arm activity underway whenthe irregularity in the electric current happened. Curiosity will stay parked as its engineers analyze the situation and figure out if any damage has been done. NASA says a transient short circuit would have little effect on the rover's operations in some systems, but it could force the team to restrict use of whatever mechanism caused the problem.

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  • Linux 4.0 Getting No-Reboot Patching
    An anonymous reader writes: ZDNet reports that the latest changes to the Linux kernel include the ability to apply patches without requiring a reboot. From the article: "Red Hat and SUSE both started working on their own purely open-source means of giving Linux the ability to keep running even while critical patches were being installed. Red Hat's program was named kpatch, while SUSE' is named kGraft. ... At the Linux Plumbers Conference in October 2014, the two groups got together and started work on a way to patch Linux without rebooting that combines the best of both programs. Essentially, what they ended up doing was putting both kpatch and kGraft in the 4.0 Linux kernel." Note: "Simply having the code in there is just the start. Your Linux distribution will have to support it with patches that can make use of it."

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  • Technology's Legacy: the 'Loser Edit' Awaits Us All
    An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times Magazine has an insightful article putting into words how I've felt about information-age culture for a while now. It's about a phenomenon dubbed the "loser edit." The term itself was born out of reality TV — once an outcome had been decided while the show was still taping, the producers would comb back through the footage and selectively paste together everything that seemed to foreshadow the loser's fall. When the show actually aired, it thus had an easy-to-follow narrative.  But as the information age has overtaken us, the "loser edit" is something that can happen to anyone. Any time a celebrity gets into trouble, we can immediately search through two decades of interviews and offhand comments to see if there were hints of their impending fall. It usually becomes a self-reinforcing chain of evidence. The loser edit happens for non-celebrities too, using their social media posts, public records, leaked private records, and anything else available through search. The worst part is, there's no focal point for the blame. The news media does it, the entertainment industry does it, and we do it to ourselves. Any time the internet gets outraged about something, there are a few people who happily dig up everything they can about the person they now feel justified in hating — and thus, the loser edit begins.

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  • Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality
    An anonymous reader writes: Cardiologists from Johns Hopkins have published an analysis of exercise data that strongly links a patient's performance on a treadmill to their risk of dying. Using data from stress tests of over 58,000 people, they report: "[A]mong people of the same age and gender, fitness level as measured by METs and peak heart rate reached during exercise were the greatest indicators of death risk. Fitness level was the single most powerful predictor of death and survival, even after researchers accounted for other important variables such as diabetes and family history of premature death — a finding that underscores the profound importance of heart and lung fitness, the investigators say." The scoring system is from -200 to +200. People scoring between -100 and 0 face an 11% risk of dying in the next decade. People scoring between -200 and -100 face a 38% risk of death within the next decade. People scoring above zero face only a 3% chance or less.

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  • Schneier: Either Everyone Is Cyber-secure Or No One Is
    Presto Vivace sends a new essay from Bruce Schneier called "The Democratization of Cyberattack. Quoting: When I was working with the Guardian on the Snowden documents, the one top-secret program the NSA desperately did not want us to expose was QUANTUM. This is the NSA's program for what is called packet injection--basically, a technology that allows the agency to hack into computers.Turns out, though, that the NSA was not alone in its use of this technology. The Chinese government uses packet injection to attack computers. The cyberweapons manufacturer Hacking Team sells packet injection technology to any government willing to pay for it. Criminals use it. And there are hacker tools that give the capability to individuals as well. ... We can't choose a world where the U.S. gets to spy but China doesn't, or even a world where governments get to spy and criminals don't. We need to choose, as a matter of policy, communications systems that are secure for all users, or ones that are vulnerable to all attackers. It's security or surveillance.

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  • Lost City Discovered In Honduran Rain Forest
    jones_supa writes: An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with the discovery of a previously unknown culture's lost city. The team was led to the remote, uninhabited region by long-standing rumors that it was the site of a storied "White City," also referred to in legend as the "City of the Monkey God." Archaeologists surveyed and mapped extensive plazas, earthworks, mounds, and an earthen pyramid belonging to a culture that thrived a thousand years ago, and then vanished. The team also discovered a remarkable cache of stone sculptures that had lain untouched since the city was abandoned. The objects were documented but left unexcavated. To protect the site from looters, its location is not being revealed.

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  • The US's First Offshore Wind Farm Will Cut Local Power Prices By 40%
    merbs writes: The U.S. is finally getting its first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind has announced that its Block Island project has been fully financed, passed the permitting process, and will begin putting "steel in water" this summer. For local residents, that means a 40% drop in electricity rates. The company has secured $290 million in financing, with funding from the likes of Key Bank and France's Société Générale, in part on the strength of its long-term power purchase agreement with US utility National Grid. Block Island has thus surpassed the much-publicized Cape Wind project, long touted as "the nation's first offshore wind farm," but that has been stalled out for over a decade in Massachusetts, held up by a tangle of clean power foes, regulatory and financing woes, and Cape Cod homeowners afraid it'd ruin the view.

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  • Has the Supreme Court Made Patent Reform Legislation Unnecessary?
    An anonymous reader writes: As Congress gears up again to seriously consider patent litigation abuse—starting with the introduction of H.R. 9 (the "Innovation Act") last month—opponents of reform are arguing that recent Supreme Court cases have addressed concerns. Give the decisions time to work their way through the system, they assert. A recent hearing on the subject before a U.S. House Judiciary Committee (HJC) Subcommittee shined some light on the matter. And, as HJC Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a long-time leader in Internet and intellectual property issues, put it succinctly in his opening remarks: "We've heard this before, and though I believe that the Court has taken several positive steps in the right direction, their decisions can't take the place of a clear, updated and modernized statute. In fact, many of the provisions in the Innovation Act do not necessarily lend themselves to being solved by case law, but by actual law—Congressional legislation."

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  • GitLab Acquires Gitorious
    New submitter sckirklan writes with news that code repository GitLab has purchased rival service Gitorious. Gitorious users are now able to import their projects into GitLab. They must do so by the end of May, because Gitorious will shut down on June 1st. Rolf Bjaanes, Gitorious CEO, gives some background on the reasons for the acquisition: “At Gitorious we saw more and more organizations adopting GitLab. Due to decreased income from on-premises customers, running the free was no longer sustainable. GitLab was solving the same problem that we were, but was solving it better.”  “This acquisition will accelerate the growth of GitLab. With more than 100,000 organizations using it, it is already the most used on-premise solution for Git repository management, and bringing Gitorious into the fold will significantly increase that footprint.” says Sytse Sijbrandij, GitLab CEO.

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  • AMD Enters Virtual Reality Fray With LiquidVR SDK At GDC
    MojoKid writes: AMD jumped into the virtual reality arena today by announcing that its new LiquidVR SDK will help developers customize VR content for AMD hardware. "The upcoming LiquidVR SDK makes a number of technologies available which help address obstacles in content, comfort and compatibility that together take the industry a major step closer to true, life-like presence across all VR games, applications, and experiences," AMD representatives said in a statement. Oculus is one of the VR companies that will be working with AMD's LiquidVR SDK, and likes what it's seen so far. "Achieving presence in a virtual world continues to be one of the most important elements to delivering amazing VR," said Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus. "We're excited to have AMD working with us on their part of the latency equation, introducing support for new features like asynchronous timewarp and late latching, and compatibility improvements that ensure that Oculus' users have a great experience on AMD hardware."

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  • Rosetta Photographs Its Own Shadow On Comet 67P/C-G
    mpicpp notes an image release from the European Space Agency showing the shadow of its Rosetta probe on the comet it's currently orbiting. The probe snapped the picture from a very low flyby — only six kilometers off the surface. The image has a resolution of 11cm/pixel. The shadow is fuzzy and somewhat larger than Rosetta itself, measuring approximately 20 x 50 metres. If the Sun were a point source, the shadow would be sharp and almost exactly the same size as Rosetta (approximately 2 x 32 m). However, even at 347 million km from 67P/C-G on 14 February, the Sun appeared as a disc about 0.2 degrees across (about 2.3 times smaller than on Earth), resulting in a fuzzy “penumbra” around the spacecraft’s shadow on the surface. In this scenario and with Rosetta 6 km above the surface, the penumbra effect adds roughly 20 metres to the spacecraft’s dimensions, and which is cast onto the tilted surface of the comet.

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  • Study: Refactoring Doesn't Improve Code Quality
    itwbennett writes: A team of researchers in Sri Lanka set out to test whether common refactoring techniques resulted in measurable improvements in software quality, both externally (e.g., Is the code more maintainable?) and internally (e.g., Number of lines of code). Here's the short version of their findings: Refactoring doesn't make code easier to analyze or change (PDF); it doesn't make code run faster; and it doesn't result in lower resource utilization. But it may make code more maintainable.

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  • Former MLB Pitcher Doxes Internet Trolls, Delivers Real-World Consequences
    An anonymous reader writes: When Twitter trolls began posting obscene, sexually explicit comments about his teenage daughter, former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling responded by recording their comments and gathering personal information readily available to the public. He then doxxed two of them on his blog, resulting in one being suspended from his community college and the other being fired from his part-time job as a ticket seller for the New York Yankees. There were seven others in Curt's crosshairs, all college athletes, but although he hasn't publicly doxxed those individuals, he hints, "I found it rather funny at how quickly tone changed when I heard via email from a few athletes who'd been suspended by their coaches. Gone was the tough guy tweeter, replaced by the 'I'm so sorry' apology used by those only sorry because they got caught."

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  • Stop press! NHS trust finds G-Cloud, BUYS SOMETHING with it
    £450/year/seat Lync SaaS deal boosts Outsourcery's coffers
    G-Cloud can help public sector buyers dodge the bureaucracy of a European tender process – but there is no centralised coalition-led push to get more agencies and departments using it.…

  • IBM may swing axe on same departments more than once
    Job security in tech? Maybe try another industry
    Such is the lack of job security at IBM that staff in certain departments could be at risk of redundancy on more than one occasion during this year, The Channel can reveal.…

  • Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship
    IJN Musashi's final resting place revealed
    Pics A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has located the final resting place of monster Japanese battleship Musashi, some 70 years after she was consigned to the depths off the Philippines during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf.…

  • Mummy, what's the point of Evgeny Morozov's tedious columns?
    Tech has made us richer and freer, you fool
    Worstall on Wednesday I often find myself mystified by Evgeny Morozov and his writings. I find it terribly difficult to work out what he's actually for, or what worldview it is that he thinks he's propagating.…

  • How does a global corporation switch to IP Voice?
    Step by step guide
    Not so long ago I worked with a company that had more than a dozen offices around the world. Each had its own phone system – a total of five different makes – of which only two could handle IP telephony.…

  • Oracle's piping hot new pot of Java takes out the trash (faster)
    JDK 8 Update 40 improves memory handling, JavaScript support
    Oracle's latest update to the Java Development Kit doesn't add any new language features or change any APIs, but it still includes a number of enhancements that should please Java developers and users.…

  • Bigfoot now visible in commercial satellite images
    First commercial 30cm resolution space snaps now on sale
    Last March the USA noticed a market disparity: French companies could sell higher-resolution satellite images than American companies. By June of the same year bans on US companies selling sharper space snaps were lifted. And last week the US company agitating for that change, DigitalGlobe, started to sell 30cm-resolution snaps to anyone who wants them.…

  • Carriers want 5G to do everything, for anything, anywhere
    The phoney phone standards chat is over and the real work has begun
    MWC2015 The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) carriers' club has sorted out its ideas of what 5G's future, and set forth a blueprint of its preferred vision of a post-4G world.…

  • Botched NBN installs leave folks with no internet, or recourse
    TIO chases retailers, who chase NBN Co, which does ... very little we can see
    Australia's Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Simon Cohen says the agency can do little to help subscribers dealing with broken National Broadband Network (NBN) installations.…

  • Juniper, Amdocs show off vCPE at MWC
    Router, firewall and orchestrator playing nice
    Juniper Networks has placed both feet under the Network Function Virtualisation, using Mobile World Congress as the venue to demonstrate virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE).…

  • CONFIRMED: Tiny Windows Server is on the way
    Cloud OS at the bottom, server in the middle and a dedicated client on top
    Microsoft's plans to decompose Windows Server into a far lighter and leaner beast are real. On Monday we reported on the emergence of a Microsoft slide deck outlining a “Nano” version of Windows Server aimed at the cloud.…

  • Reg exec in deluxe roo-skin pen case beernami trauma
    Vulture South scrambles to source replacement marsupial pouch
    We're shaken to report that El Reg big cheese Linus "Fish Fingers"* Birtles yesterday suffered a traumatic beernami which left the contents of his executive leather case "totally f@@k€d".…

  • FREAK out: Apple and Android SSL is WIDE OPEN to snoopers
    OpenSSL, iOS and OS X tricked into using weak 1990s-grade encryption keys
    Security researchers are warning of a flaw in OpenSSL and Apple's SecureTransport - a hangover from the days when the US government was twitchy and clueless about encryption technology.…

  • Neuralytix report: Cleversafe fumes over classification
    Issues surround the 'Up and Coming' description
    Privately object storage seller Cleversafe has got itself in a tizzy after being classified as Up and Coming in a recent Neuralytix report (seen by El Reg), based on an apparent lack of third-party integration.…

  • Pull on your dancing shoes, the server market's ALLLLIVE
    Vendors did the server jig and more cash poured from the clouds (oh and hyperscale)
    It looks like execs behind the biggest server-makers can dust off those dancing boots and get jiggy with it again – the market is expanding in both box shipments and the value of them.…

  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: A side swipe at smartphone design
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