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  • Mandriva: 2015:226: fcgi
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated fcgi packages fix security vulnerability:FCGI does not perform range checks for file descriptors before use ofthe FD_SET macro. This FD_SET macro could allow for more than 1024total file descriptors to be monitored in the closing state. This[More...]




  • Mandriva: 2015:224: ruby
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated ruby packages fix security vulnerability:Ruby OpenSSL hostname matching implementation violates RFC 6125(CVE-2015-1855).[More...]


  • Mandriva: 2015:225: cherokee
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated cherokee packages fix security vulnerability:The cherokee_validator_ldap_check function in validator_ldap.c inCherokee 1.2.103 and earlier, when LDAP is used, does not properlyconsider unauthenticated-bind semantics, which allows remote attackers[More...]


  • Mandriva: 2015:223: directfb
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated directfb packages fix security vulnerabilities:Multiple integer signedness errors in the Dispatch_Write functionin proxy/dispatcher/idirectfbsurface_dispatcher.c in DirectFB allowremote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly[More...]


  • Mandriva: 2015:222: ppp
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated ppp packages fix security vulnerability:Emanuele Rocca discovered that ppp was subject to a bufferoverflow when communicating with a RADIUS server. This would allowunauthenticated users to cause a denial-of-service by crashing the[More...]


  • Mandriva: 2015:221: clamav
    LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in clamav:Fix infinite loop condition on crafted y0da cryptor file. Identifiedand patch suggested by Sebastian Andrzej Siewior (CVE-2015-2221).[More...]





  • Firejail Seccomp Guide
    This article describes how to build a whitelist seccomp-bpf filter and how to attach the filter to a user program and all its descendants using Firejail sandbox.


  • US reviews use of cellphone spying technology
    Faced with criticism from lawmakers and civil rights groups, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun a review of the secretive use of cellphone surveillance technology that mimics cellphone towers, and will get more open on its use, according to a newspaper report.


  • The current state of Drupal security
    Greg Knaddison has worked for big consulting firms, boutique software firms, startups, professional service firms, and former Drupal Security Team leader. Michael Hess works with the University of Michigan School of Information and the UM Medical Center teaching three courses on content management platforms and overseeing the functionality of hundreds of campus websites.



  • 100 Essential Free Apps
    We can all admire the vast number of open source apps and tools that are available on modern operating systems. They come in all shapes and sizes. Small console tools that can be easily integrated into large projects, feature-rich apps that offer everything bar the the kitchen sink, well designed tools, and eye catching candy. Open source software holds numerous compelling advantages over proprietary software.


  • The World’s First Ubuntu-Powered Drone is Here - Video
    After introducing the Erle-Copter drone powered by Ubuntu Snappy Core back in February 2015, Erle Robotics, a Spanish company known for all sorts of Linux-powered robots, launched on May 3 the world’s first Ubuntu-powered drone. Powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core and the ROS framework, Erle-Copter is a great looking drone that has a flight time of approximately 20 minutes, and it is built to support a payload of up to 2 kg.




  • Accessibility in Linux is good (but could be much better)
    Before I dive in, I suggest that you read 6 reasons people with disabilities should use Linux, which provides background for my article.Gnu/Linux distributions provide great advantages over proprietary alternatives for people with disabilities. In this article, I'll discuss some of the advantages, as well as areas that need improvement. Because I use Fedora, my article is written based on my experience with that Linux distribution.read more



  • Mumblehard--Let's End Its Five-Year Reign
    Linux has a well deserved reputation as being one of the most secure platformsfor individuals and businesses. This is largely due to the way security is integrated into the system, but there is a great risk inbeing too complacent. Recent events serve to remind us that there is nosuch thing as an uncrackable system.




  • Get ready for Wagtail, the best Django CMS yet
    Now that the Wagtail CMS is gearing up for its 1.0 release, I wanted to take some time to introduce you to the all around best and most flexible Django CMS currently available. Wagtail has been around for a while, but doesn’t seem to get the attention I believe it deserves.read more


  • MakuluLinux 9 Xfce Screencast
    The New 9 Series Kicks off with the Release of the new Xfce Edition which comes in 2 flavors. Read the release notes in the Xfce Section above and then grab your Copy from the Download section. MakuluLinux is a Debian-based distribution providing a sleek, smooth and stable user experience on any computer. It includes pre-installed multimedia codecs, device drivers and software for everyday use.





  • Install Vtiger CRM on CentOS 7
    Vtiger CRM is an open-source Customer Relationship Management application written in PHP. It offers features such as sales automation, marketing automation, analysis and reporting, customer support and many others.


  • Announcing the Birth of Hurd
    After a 25 year gestation, Hurd has finally been born. It was a difficult birth and it’s now being kept in an incubator under the care of Debian.


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  • The Right To Know Vs The Need For Secrecy
    Information may be the currency of democracy, but it is not difficult to think of instances where reasonable people would prefer that some information the government possesses be kept from the public.






  • Ryan Gosling Finally Ate His Cereal
    Ryan McHenry, the creator of the "Ryan Gosling won't eat his cereal" meme, succumbed to cancer earlier today, so the real Ryan Gosling made this touching tribute. Read more about McHenry below.


  • Jewelers Start Gold Plating Apple Watch To Undercut Apple
    The Apple Watch Edition with an 18 karat rose gold case starts at $10,000 and ranges to $17,000 for yellow gold models with a gold-plated band. Jewelers, however, looking to take some of Apple’s high-end Watch market, have now started offering their own take on the gold Apple Watch.


  • Someone Added A Gravity Gun To GTA V
    Despite having no access to the fancy equipment of City 17, San Andreas seems to have manufactured a much more portable gravity gun... and naturally used it to terrorize pedestrians.



  • Obama Picks Marine Commander For Next Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs
    President Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, selecting an experienced field commander to guide the United States through familiar insurgent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and new threats from cyberattacks and China’s military rise.


  • The Horrifying Way Ribbon Worms Defend Themselves
    According to the uploader, the animal he's holding is a species of marine ribbon worm. When threatened they're capable of secreting a large amount of mucus or, like here, using a really gnarly looking proboscis to attack prey.


  • When Disgusting Goes Viral
    In this excerpt from his new book, Alfred Hermida explores the connection between moral violation and Facebook likes.


  • Boba Fett Will Be Getting His Own 'Star Wars' Movie
    The next “Star Wars” anthology movie due in 2018 that recently lost director Josh Trank will be a Boba Fett origin story, confirming one of many rumors that have appeared online in the last several months.



  • The Silence Of The Judges
    For too long, too many judges have been too quiet about an evil of which we are a part: the mass incarceration of people in the United States today. It is time that more of us spoke out.








  • 'We're Probably A Little Sick'
    Most of us enjoy a small wager when we play. But for some golfers it doesn't start to get interesting until big, big, BIG MONEY is at stake.



  • The Right Way To Learn Coding
    "Learning programming is like practicing scales — it's gonna make you a great musician, but if you never get to play a song it's gonna be very frustrating."



  • The Great Appalachian Hog Drives
    In the 1800s, the hog supply was in Tennessee, the demand in South Carolina and Georgia, and in between lay the Blue Ridge mountains. No navigable rivers or railroads connected the two, so there was only one way to move the hogs: on foot.






  • Why Scientific American's Predictions From 10 Years Ago Were So Wrong
    The daily churn of science news tends toward optimism. You know what I’m talking about: New cure! New breakthrough smashing Moore’s law! New revolutionary technology! Trying to predict how a new piece of research will change the future is difficult. That’s because science can be wrong.






  • 'Unify Or Die!'
    Baltimore gang members dropped their beef to protest for Freddie Gray. Can the truce last?



  • Our Police Union Problem
    Police unions do have critics on the right. But thanks to a mix of cultural affinity, conservative support for law-and-order policies and police union support for Republican politicians, there hasn’t been a strong right-of-center constituency for taking on their privileges.


  • 5 Things To Know About The Organizers Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest
    After two gunmen opened fire at the site of a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest Sunday night in Garland, Texas, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which organized the event, is once again in the spotlight. Here are five things you should know about the group.



  • Pipeline Politics: Virginia's Keystone?
    A core group of Virginia Republicans and other landowners is leading the charge against a proposed natural gas pipeline near their backyards and using tactics similar to the environmental crusade against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.






  • Amy Schumer’s Raucous Feminism
    Comedy with a message can also easily turn didactic — or, worse, smug. Luckily, Schumer’s show feels built to withstand this pressure, even as it expands its reach, touching on subjects like reproductive rights and equal pay.






  • The Fake Death Industry
    The uncertainty surrounding the end of ends inevitably raises a host of uncomfortable, anxiety-inducing questions. There are still no answers, but now a handful of entrepreneurs in Asia are experimenting with simulators to help their customers better appreciate life by making them feel like they’re dead.


  • Annie Leibovitz Photographs 'Star Wars' Cast
    In addition to the blend of old and new characters on the cover, Annie Leibovitz traveled to the film’s set and photographed never-before-seen images of characters played by Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Lupita Nyong’o.






  • New Findings On Whale Tongues May Lead To Insight On Human Nerve Damage
    An anonymous reader writes with this story about the discovery of stretchy nerves in whales. Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered that the largest animals alive – whales – have nerves in their tongues that can double in length and then recoil like a bungee cord. The researchers were studying specimens at a commercial whaling station in Iceland when they stumbled upon the discovery reported Monday in Current Biology. Researchers say it could have important implications for study into human nerve damage. "I had never seen a nerve like that," said Wayne Vogl, of UBC's Cellular and Physiological Sciences department.
             

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  • Cisco Names Veteran Robbins To Succeed Chambers as CEO
    bledri writes: After 20 years as Cisco's CEO, John Chambers will step down this summer. The search for a replacement took a committee 16 months, and they selected Chuck Robbins, who was previously responsible for the company's global sales and partner team. From the article: "Wall Street analysts said a change was expected and could signal a refocusing of Cisco, which acquired dozens of companies under Chambers but has failed to make great headway outside its core networking business."
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Single Verizon IP Address Used For Hundreds of Windows 7 Activations
    An anonymous reader writes: A presumed pirate with an unusually large appetite for activating Windows 7 has incurred the wrath of Microsoft. In a lawsuit filed in a Washington court, Microsoft said that it logged hundreds of suspicious product activations from a single Verizon IP address and is now seeking damages. Who he, she or they are behind address 74.111.202.30 is unknown at this point, but according to Microsoft they're responsible for some serious Windows pirating. "As part of its cyberforensic methods, Microsoft analyzes product key activation data voluntarily provided by users when they activate Microsoft software, including the IP address from which a given product key is activated," the lawsuit reads. The company says that its forensic tools allow the company to analyze billions of activations of software and identify patterns "that make it more likely than not" that an IP address associated with activations is one through which pirated software is being activated.
             

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  • Singapore's Prime Minister Shares His C++ Sudoku Solver Code
    itwbennett writes: Several weeks ago, during a speech at the Founders Forum Smart Nation Singapore Reception, Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he used to enjoy programming, and that the last program he wrote was a Sudoku solver in C++. To back that up, earlier today he announced (on Facebook and Twitter) that his code is available to download. He wrote on Facebook that he wrote the program 'several years ago' and that the code does 'a backtrack search, choosing the next cell to guess which minimises the fanout.'
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Maritime Cybersecurity Firm: 37% of Microsoft Servers On Ships Are Vulnerable
    colinneagle writes: A report from maritime cybersecurity firm CyberKeel claims that spot checks at 50 different maritime sites revealed that 37% of the servers running Microsoft were still vulnerable because they had not been patched. But what's most interesting is what happens when hackers can breach security in shipping environments, including one case in which "drug gangs were able to smuggle entire container loads of cocaine through Antwerp, one of Belgium's largest ports, after its hackers breached the port's IT network," said Rear Adm. Marshall Lytle, assistant commandant responsible for USCG Cyber Command.
             

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  • Internet Customers Surpass Cable Subscribers At Comcast
    mpicpp notes that for the first time, the country's largest cable provider has more internet subscribers than cable subscribers. The Internet is taking over television. That shift is occurring at Comcast, where the number of people who subscribe to the company's Internet service surpassed its total video subscribers for the first time during the second quarter this year. Announced in an earnings call on Monday, the development signals a major turning point in the technological evolution sweeping across the media business, as the Internet becomes the gateway for information and entertainment. Comcast, the country's largest cable operator, abandoned its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable last month after the deal drew regulatory scrutiny regarding concerns that the combined company would have too much control over the Internet. Comcast is already the country's largest broadband provider, with more than 22 million high-speed Internet customers. Brian L. Roberts, Comcast's chief executive, said in the call that the company was disappointed about the collapse of the deal but had moved on. He said that Comcast's top priorities now were to advance its existing business and improve its poorly rated customer service.
             

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  • Researchers Detect Android Apps That Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites
    An anonymous reader writes: A group of European researchers has developed software that tracks the URLs to which cellphone apps connect. After downloading 2,000+ free apps from Google Play, they indexed all the sites those apps connected to, and compared them to a list of known advertising and user tracking sites. "In total, the apps connect to a mind-boggling 250,000 different URLs across almost 2,000 top level domains. And while most attempt to connect to just a handful of ad and tracking sites, some are much more prolific. Vigneri and co give as an example "Music Volume Eq," an app designed to control volume, a task that does not require a connection to any external urls. And yet the app makes many connections. 'We find the app Music Volume EQ connects to almost 2,000 distinct URLs,' they say. [Another major offender] is an app called Eurosport Player which connects to 810 different user tracking sites." The researchers plan to publish their software for users to try out on Google Play soon.
             

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  • No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive
    StartsWithABang writes: As Slashdot has previously reported, NASA Spaceflight has claimed to have vetted the EM Drive in a vacuum, and found there is still an anomalous thrust/acceleration on the order of 50 microNewtons for the device. While some are claiming this means things like warp drive and 70-day-trips-to-Mars are right on the horizon, it's important to view this from a scientist's point of view. Here's what it will take to turn this from a speculative claim into a robust one.
             

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  • Apple Watch's Hidden Diagnostic Port To Allow Battery Straps, Innovative Add-Ons
    MojoKid writes: Apple's Watch launched two weeks ago to some unbelievable hype and coverage in the press. However, it appears one feature flew under the radar and Apple actually had just one more trick up its sleeve. You see, on one side of the watch face is a hidden door that exposes a 6-pin port. It's assumed that this could be used for diagnostic purposes, but with an Apple Watch in hand, a company by the name of Reserve Strap was able to verify that it could also be used for charging. This seems pretty huge and strange at the same time: why would Apple keep such a thing quiet, when the Apple Watch's battery-life isn't what most people would consider impressive? Even more interesting is the fact that Apple didn't make use of this port to release its own charging straps — watch straps that carry a charge themselves. Apple's lack of transparency here doesn't much matter, though, as the aforementioned Reserve Strap is planning to get such a product to market as soon as possible. The company says about its first offering: "The Reserve Strap will come in White, Gray and Black and will fit both the 38mm and 42mm case sizes. The first batch of straps will be shipped in the Fall.
             

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  • House Panel Holds Hearing On "Politically Driven Science" - Without Scientists
    sciencehabit writes: Representative Louie Gohmert (R–TX) is worried that scientists employed by the U.S. government have been running roughshod over the rights of Americans in pursuit of their personal political goals. So this week Gohmert, the chair of the oversight and investigations subpanel of the U.S. House of Representatives' Natural Resources Committee, held a hearing to explore "the consequences of politically driven science." Notably absent, however, were any scientists, including those alleged to have gone astray.
             

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  • China Takes Its Already Strict Internet Regulations One Step Further
    New submitter DaveS7 writes with this story about new regulations from the Chinese government designed to further crack down on online media. Chinese authorities have released a new set of regulations for online media, raising concerns about tightening control over freedom of expression by the Communist regime. Contained in the ordinance, released on April 28 by the Cyberspace Administration of China, is a clause saying that persons responsible for managing flagged sites will be summoned by state personnel in case of violations. Internet censorship in China is mostly managed by individual websites, which are encouraged to toe the Party line before the Party steps in to rectify things for them. The new ordinance increases the number of conditions that, if met by online media, result in automatic state intervention.
             

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  • Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview Released
    jones_supa writes: Back in March, Microsoft made Office 2016, the next release of the company's leading office suite, available to IT professionals to test and submit feedback on. At Microsoft's Ignite conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced that the public preview of Office 2016 has now been released as well. Office 2016 comes with a range of new features that build upon Office 2013. There is far more integration with cloud, allowing a user to access documents anywhere, and Outlook now syncs with OneDrive when sending large files. So called Smart Applications extend the functionality of Office, including Tell Me, a new search tool, and Clutter, which unclutters your inbox based on machine learning. Anyone can start testing the free Office 2016 Preview right now. Just as they have done with Windows 10, Microsoft is receiving open feedback on the product.
             

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  • Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'
    bizwriter writes: Companies are trying to get around Equal Employment Opportunity Commission restrictions on age-discriminatory language (like "recent college graduate") by saying that they want "digital natives." So far, no one has complained to the EEOC, but that could change. "Since the 1990s dotcom boom, many employers have openly sought to hire young, tech savvy talent, believing that was necessary to succeed in the new digital economy. At the same time, age discrimination complaints have spiraled upward, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with 15,785 claims filed in 1997 compared to 20,588 filed in 2014. Out of the 121 charges filed last year by the EEOC for alleged discriminatory advertising, 111 of them claimed the job postings discriminated against older applicants. The EEOC has said that using phrases like 'college student,' 'recent college graduate,' or 'young blood' violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1966. That federal law protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age."
             

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  • Accessibility In Linux Is Good (But Could Be Much Better)
    An anonymous reader sends this report from opensource.com: GNU/Linux distributions provide great advantages over proprietary alternatives for people with disabilities. All the accessibility tools included in Linux are open source, meaning their code is readily available if you want to examine or improve it, and cost nothing. Hardware devices, of course, are still going to cost money. Additionally, accessibility software on other platforms generally contain licensing constraints on the user. ... When it comes to accessibility, Linux is not without issues. ... The number of developers who specifically work on accessibility tools is quite small. For example, there is only one Orca developer, two AT-SPI developers, and a single GTK developer. ... Developers who do not depend on assistive technologies tend to forget—or don't know—that a disabled person might want to use their application, read their web page, and so on. ... The problem is not necessarily that developers do not care. Rather, it's is that accessibility is highly specialized and requires someone with knowledge in the area, regardless of platform.
             

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  • Why Scientists Love 'Lord of the Rings'
    HughPickens.com writes: Julie Beck writes in The Atlantic that though science and fantasy seem to be polar opposites, a Venn diagram of "scientists" and "Lord of the Rings fans" have a large overlap which could (lovingly!) be labeled "nerds." Several animal species have been named after characters from the books, including wasps, crocodiles, and even a dinosaur named after Sauron, "Given Tolkien's passion for nomenclature, his coinage, over decades, of enormous numbers of euphonious names—not to mention scientists' fondness for Tolkien—it is perhaps inevitable that Tolkien has been accorded formal taxonomic commemoration like no other author," writes Henry Gee. Other disciplines aren't left out of the fun—there's a geologically interesting region in Australia called the "Mordor Alkaline Igneous Complex," a pair of asteroids named "Tolkien" and "Bilbo," and a crater on Mercury also named "Tolkien."   "It has been documented that Middle-Earth caught the attention of students and practitioners of science from the early days of Tolkien fandom. For example, in the 1960s, the Tolkien Society members were said to mainly consist of 'students, teachers, scientists, or psychologists,'" writes Kristine Larsen, an astronomy professor at Central Connecticut State University, in her paper "SAURON, Mount Doom, and Elvish Moths: The Influence of Tolkien on Modern Science." "When you have scientists who are fans of pop culture, they're going to see the science in it," says Larson. "It's just such an intricate universe. It's so geeky. You can delve into it. There's the languages of it, the geography of it, and the lineages. It's very detail oriented, and scientists in general like things that have depth and detail." Larson has also written papers on using Tolkien as a teaching tool, and discusses with her astronomy students, for example, the likelihood that the heavenly body Borgil, which appears in the first book of the trilogy, can be identified as the star Aldebaran. "I use this as a hook to get students interested in science," says Larson. "I'm also interested in recovering all the science that Tolkien quietly wove into Middle Earth because there's science in there that the casual reader has not recognized."
             

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  • Mars needs TRAFFIC COP to stop probe prangs, says NASA
    MAVEN and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had near miss last January
    NASA has “beefed up” the processes it uses to stop orbiters around Mars from colliding with each other, after two orbiters came within two kilometres of each other in early January.…


  • 'Rombertik' malware kills host computers if you attempt a cure
    Say goodbye to your master boot record and home directory if you try to stop it
    Cisco researchers Ben Baker and Alex Chiu have found new malware that destroys a machine's Master Boot Record and home directories if it detects meddling white hats.…




  • HP wag has last laugh at US prez wannabe with carlyfiorina.org snatch
    I'm using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard
    Carly Fiorina, once the boss of HP and today a US Presidential candidate, just learned the hard way that you can never be too thorough when it comes to hoarding domains, particularly when you're planning to run for public office.…






  • Sally Beauty Supply breached AGAIN
    Security makeover required
    Colossal US cosmetics retailer Sally Beauty Supply has broken its silence and admitted it was breached for the second time in a little over a year.…



  • Italian ISS trekkie sips first zero-G cup of espresso in SPAAAACE
    Lavazza's latest brew, with a slight psychological hint of urine
    The ISS now has a functioning espresso machine and it was Italy's first woman in space, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who got the first shot – although not before donning a Star Trek uniform for the occasion.…






  • Try to contain your joy: Microsoft emits Windows Server 2016 with nano-services
    And DIY Azure on the verge of summer release
    Ignite 2015 Microsoft has shipped the second Technical Preview of what it's now officially calling Windows Server 2016 and has announced Azure Stack, a new offering that bundles up Redmond's public cloud infrastructure into a version that can run in customers' own data centers.…


  • Word to your mother: Office 2016 preview flung at world + dog
    Microsoft on the verge of autumn launch, plus: world's biggest fondleslab
    Ignite 2015 If you want to get your hands on Office 2016, Microsoft has made it available now for download – but be warned, you'll have to take Office 2013 off before you do.…




  • VCE to use Quanta servers for new 'VxRacks'
    Cisco keeps the networking gig with VMware's EVO:RACK
    EMC World 2015 VCE will today announce the “VxRack”, a rack-scale converged infrastructure product that will use Quanta servers.…


  • Kubernetes gobbles rkt for instant-on containers – no Docker required
    Building 'Google-like' data centers now easier than ever
    CoreOS Fest Cloudy Linux startup CoreOS kicked off its inaugural CoreOS Fest event in San Francisco on Monday with word that its homegrown rkt (pronounced "rocket") container runtime software will be integrated into the Google-derived Kubernetes container orchestration software.…


  • Bridge, ship 'n' tunnel – the Brunels' hidden Thames trip
    Monument to a trio who left their mark on Blighty
    Geek's Guide to Britain When you mention Brunel to most people, they think of the one with the funny name – Isambard Kingdom Brunel. A few folks will know that his father Marc Isambard Brunel was the first famous engineering Brunel, but not many will know that Isambard's own son, Henry Marc Brunel, was also an engineer and finished some of Isambard’s projects after his death.…


  • Hyper-convergence? I believe – just not like this
    It's time to drop out of over-hype space
    There's a horrible, horrible thing I get asked at least three times a week: "What is hyper-convergence?" This is like an icepick into my soul, because I consult with almost all of the current hyper-convergence vendors in one form or another and the truth is, “hyper-convergence” is a meaningless marketing term as wishy-washy and pointless as "cloud".…


  • How Groucho Marx lost his voice and found his funny bone
    The 100 year ‘artistic anniversary’ of the man who made stand-up stand up
    Feature One hunded years ago this week on May 7 1915, a U-boat of the Imperial German navy torpedoed the vast ocean liner known as the RMS Lusitania – with 1,962 people on board over a thousand civilians drowned, including many from the US, which was then still neutral in World War One.…


  • Nasty Dyre malware bests white hat sandboxes
    Core checker a defensive wrecker
    Seculert CTO Aviv Raff says a nasty piece of malware linked to widespread destruction and bank account plundering has become more dangerous with the ability to evade popular sandboxes.…



  • Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick
    Insecure sites relegated to Firefox Stone Age
    Insecure websites will be barred from using new hardware features and could have existing tools revoked, if Mozilla goes ahead with a push towards HTTPS.…



  • NASA on track to triple Discover super's grunt
    The second stage is about to fire space agency's compute power to the stars
    The rolling upgrade at NASA's Centre for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is nearing completion, with the agency just about ready to flick the switch on the second of three new SGI systems.…


  • 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.…


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