Sun 2014-12-21

16:53

[Slashdot]

Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

An anonymous reader writes Fox News and Fox Business were pulled by Dish Network over the weekend, as both continue to argue over a fee agreement. From the article: "Dish said in a statement early Sunday morning that 21st Century Fox had blocked access to the two networks after Dish balked when rates for other networks owned by the media conglomerate were made a part of the negotiations. Tim Carry, executive vice president of distribution at Fox News Channel, countered in a statement that "Dish prematurely ceased distribution of Fox News in an attempt to intimidate and sway our negotiations. It is unfortunate that the millions of Fox News viewers on Dish were used as pawns by their provider. Hopefully they will vote with their hard earned money and seek another one of our other valued distributors immediately."

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Sun 2014-12-21.16:36 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Problemen met wegdek A20 Rotterdam houden aan

De problemen op de A20 bij Rotterdam, die al het hele weekend duren, zijn nog niet voorbij. Opnieuw is een spoedreparatie nodig, meldt de VerkeersInformatieDienst (VID). 

Sun 2014-12-21.16:57 | [NU - Algemeen]

16:33

[The Register]

Purple glistening plasma, you say? It must be NASA's Orion plummeting back to Earth

*Cough* A 'naut's view. *Cough*

Vid NASA has released video images of its Orion spacecraft as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere earlier this month.…

Sun 2014-12-21.16:14 | [The Register]

16:13

[NU - Algemeen]

Aanvaller politiebureau Frankrijk had IS-vlag op Facebook

De 20-jarige man die zaterdag een politiebureau in Frankrijk aanviel, had de vlag van terreurorganisatie Islamitische Staat op zijn Facebookpagina staan. 

Sun 2014-12-21.16:13 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Zoektocht na aangespoelde drugs bij Egmond

De politie en reddingsmaatschappij KNRM hebben zondag bij Egmond aan Zee gezocht naar drugs, nadat daar zaterdag drugs op het strand waren aangespoeld.

Sun 2014-12-21.15:52 | [NU - Algemeen]

15:53

[Slashdot]

Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

MarkWhittington writes The Houston Chronicle's Eric Berger has published the seventh in his series of articles about the American space program and what ails it. The piece focuses on Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, who has two fascinating aspects. The first is that he is taking over the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees NASA funding. The second is that he has a keen appreciation for the benefits of space exploration for its own sake and not just for his Houston area district. Culberson wants to save NASA and the space program from his fellow politicians and return it to its true glory. He favors sending American astronauts back to the moon and a robotic space probe to Jupiter's moon Europa. He would like to enact budget reforms that take funding decisions away from the Office of Management and Budget and gives them solely to Congress. He favors a steady increase in NASA funding to pay for a proper program of space exploration. To say the least, he has his work cut out for him.

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Sun 2014-12-21.15:30 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Brit thesp Kate Winslet eyes lead female role in Steve Jobs biopic – report

Near, far, wherever you are. iBelieve that the heart does go on

British actor Kate Winslet has reportedly entered talks with Universal to play the lead female role in the biopic of Apple supremo Steve Jobs, who died in 2011.…

Sun 2014-12-21.15:40 | [The Register]

15:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Veel mensen op de vlucht voor overstromingen Sri Lanka en Maleisië

Na zware regenval in Maleisië en Sri Lanka zijn tienduizenden mensen op de vlucht geslagen voor overstromingen.

Sun 2014-12-21.16:57 | [NU - Algemeen]

14:53

[Slashdot]

Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better

ErnieKey writes: A new Google+ feature for uploaded videos has been released that automatically enhances lighting, color, and stability. Soon, it'll also enhance speech in videos. "As more and more people now also take videos with their smartphones, it makes sense for Google to bring some of the technologies it has developed for photos (and YouTube) to these private videos, as well. Google has long offered a similar feature for YouTube users, so there is likely some overlap between the two systems here. While YouTube offers the option to 'auto-fix' videos, though, it doesn't automatically prompt its users to do this for them. YouTube also offers a number of manual tools for changing contrast, saturation and color temperature that Google+ doesn’t currently offer."

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Sun 2014-12-21.14:25 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Internet]

Obama vindt hack Sony geen oorlogsdaad

De Amerikaanse president Barack Obama beschouwt de hack op Sony Pictures, waarvoor Noord-Korea verantwoordelijk wordt gehouden, niet als een oorlogsdaad.

Sun 2014-12-21.16:35 | [NU - Internet]

14:33

[http://tweakers.net/]

Gerucht: Samsung werkt aan budgetsmartphone met lte en Android 4.4

Samsung werkt vermoedelijk aan een smartphone onder de naam Galaxy J1, die beschikt over een 4,3"-scherm met resolutie van 800x480 pixels. Het low-endapparaat beschikt wel over 4g via lte. Een releasedatum en prijs zijn nog niet bekend.

Sun 2014-12-21.13:27 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

EMDB 2.17

Versie 2.17 van EMDB is uitgekomen en kort daarop versie 2.15. EMDB, wat staat voor Eric's Movie Database, is een gratis programma waarmee een filmcollectie kan worden beheerd. Hoewel de download slechts 2MB groot is, beschikt het over uitgebreide functionaliteit. Zo kan relevante informatie van onlinedatabases als IMDb, MovieMeter, TMDb en TheTVDB worden opgehaald, kan worden bijgehouden welke films uitgeleend zijn en kunnen films die op de harde schijf staan direct vanuit het programma gestart worden. EMDB kan worden gebruikt in diverse talen, waaronder het Nederlands. Sinds versie 2.15 zijn de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen aangebracht:

Sun 2014-12-21.12:29 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Netgear ReadyNAS 6.2.1

Netgear heeft een nieuwe versie uitgebracht van ReadyNAS OS 6. Deze software draait op de diverse nas-apparaten van Netgear, namelijk de met een ARM-processor uitgeruste RN102, RN104 en RN2120, en de RN312, RN314, RN316, RN516, RN716x, RN3220 en RN4220, die een x86-processor aan boord hebben. De changelog voor deze release laat de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen zien:

Sun 2014-12-21.12:27 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Onderzoek: 'pseudogap' verhindert werking supergeleiders op hoge temperaturen

Wetenschappers hebben bewijs gevonden dat een tamelijk mysterieuze staat verhindert dat materialen als supergeleiders kunnen functioneren op hoge temperaturen. Deze zogenaamde pseudogap lijkt elektronen te 'stelen' die nodig zijn voor supergeleiding.

Sun 2014-12-21.11:41 | [http://tweakers.net/]

14:13

[The Register]

Pick a superior Christmas No. 1 from El Reg's computer crooning compilation

Do you have The Higgs Boson Blues or Virtual Insanity?

Poll With December 25th bearing down upon us, we're mere days away from anointing a festive chart-topper as Christmas Number One.…

Sun 2014-12-21.14:02 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Norks: FBI's Sony Pictures' hacking allegations are 'groundless slander'

Kim Jong Un's officials demand joint probe with USA

"Grave consequences" have been threatened by North Korea, after the FBI alleged on Friday that Norks were behind the savage hack of struggling film studio Sony Pictures.…

Sat 2014-12-20.18:09 | [The Register]
[The Register]

If at first you don't succeed ... Fire, Fire again: Amazon mulls smartphone sequel

Mobe software tweak released amid Fire Mark II rumor

Amazon hasn't learned its lesson from the thundering belly flop of its Fire Phone, and according to some accounts it's apparently beavering away at a second version.…

Sat 2014-12-20.02:05 | [The Register]

13:13

[The Register]

'Google catches us in an invisible web of our personal data without telling us'

'An epic nightmare... is unfolding for Sony’s employees'

QuoTW The Sony Pictures hack dragged on and on this week, as the studio was forced to pull the release of North Korea comedy The Interview following hacker threats against the film while cyber attackers continued to dump files stolen from Sony online.…

Sun 2014-12-21.13:00 | [The Register]

12:53

[NU - Algemeen]

OM houdt bijeenkomst over nieuwjaarsrellen 2013 Veen

De jongeren die een jaar geleden massaal werden opgepakt tijdens rellen in het Brabantse dorpje Veen zijn uitgenodigd voor een bijeenkomst met het Openbaar Ministerie (OM). 

Sun 2014-12-21.13:29 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Ambulancepersoneel korte tijd 'gegijzeld' in woning Bergen op Zoom

Twee ambulancemedewerkers hebben zaterdagnacht enkele angstige momenten beleefd. De hulpverleners werden in een huis in Bergen op Zoom enige tijd vastgehouden. 

Sun 2014-12-21.12:46 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

'Krant mocht in jaren tachtig niet over Engelse pedobende publiceren'

Een Britse krant die in de jaren tachtig wilde publiceren over een politieonderzoek in een huis waar pedofielen samenkwamen, heeft destijds een officiële waarschuwing gekregen om dat niet te doen. 

Sun 2014-12-21.13:08 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Reddit beloont gebruikers met waardebonnen

Reddit heeft aangekondigd hoe het zijn gebruikers gaat belonen voor de vijftig miljoen dollar aan investeringen die het wist op te halen. Dat gebeurt via een soort waardebonnen.

Sun 2014-12-21.12:41 | [NU - Internet]

12:13

[Slashdot]

Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

An anonymous reader writes: In a rare case of an online security breach causing real-world destruction, a German steel factory has been severely damaged after its networks were compromised. "The attack used spear phishing and sophisticated social engineering techniques to gain access to the factory's office networks, from which access to production networks was gained. ... After the system was compromised, individual components or even entire systems started to fail frequently. Due to these failures, one of the plant's blast furnaces could not be shut down in a controlled manner, which resulted in 'massive damage to plant,' the BSI said, describing the technical skills of the attacker as 'very advanced.'" The full report (PDF) is available in German.

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Sun 2014-12-21.11:20 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Lonely this Xmas? Nerds, n00bs and no-hopers' guide to dating apps, Pt.1

Of frogs and snails and puppy dogs' tails

Feature Missed out on a date at the Christmas party? So did we ... but as the joke in the cracker said, "Why is a smartphone like a milkshake? Because it brings all the boys to the yard."

Sun 2014-12-21.12:00 | [The Register]

11:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Regenachtige kerst verwacht

Kerst lijkt dit jaar onstuimig te verlopen in Nederland, meldt weerbureau weeronline.nl zondag. Ook het KNMI en Weerplaza gaan uit van regen. Daarmee is de kans op een witte kerst volledig verkeken.

Sun 2014-12-21.11:31 | [NU - Algemeen]

11:13

[http://tweakers.net/]

Virgin maakt wearable die tv-programma opneemt als gebruiker in slaap valt

Het Britse Virgin Media heeft aangekondigd met een wearable te komen die de polsslag van de gebruiker meet terwijl er tv wordt gekeken. Daardoor kan het apparaatje detecteren wanneer de drager in slaap valt. In dat geval wordt een signaal verstuurd om het programma op te nemen.

Sun 2014-12-21.10:54 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

FileZilla 3.10.0 bèta 3

De derde bètarelease van versie 3.10.0 van de opensource-ftp-client FileZilla is uitgekomen. FileZilla is klein, simpel en toch compleet. Het programma is populair vanwege de geringe belasting van de systeembronnen. Een veelgehoorde klacht is echter dat wachtwoorden onversleuteld op de computer worden opgeslagen. FileZilla is beschikbaar voor Windows, Linux en OS X, en kan vanaf deze pagina in verschillende uitvoeringen worden gedownload. Wees voorzichtig met andere bronnen, want er zwerven aangepaste versies op internet die malware bevatten. In bèta 3 zijn de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen aangebracht:

Sun 2014-12-21.10:26 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Wetenschappers maken ccd van één atoomlaag

Wetenschappers hebben een eerste versie gemaakt van een ccd van slechts een atoomlaag dik. Het lichtgevoelige apparaatje is gemaakt van het materiaal koper-indiumselenide. Van de ccd is een prototype gemaakt dat drie pixels kan vastleggen.

Sun 2014-12-21.09:34 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Directeur Bitinstant krijgt twee jaar celstraf wegens 'witwassen' met bitcoin

Charlie Shrem, voorheen directeur bij de bitcoin-exchange Bitinstant, is veroordeeld tot een celstraf van twee jaar. Hij hield zich bezig met de verkoop van bitcoins die bedoeld waren voor illegale transacties via Silk Road.

Sun 2014-12-21.08:46 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Google zoekt partner om zelfrijdende auto's te maken

Google is op zoek naar een samenwerkingsverband met een autofabrikant om de productie van zijn zelfrijdende auto op weg te helpen. Ondertussen is de internetgigant bezig met het maken van een nieuwe en meer geavanceerde versie van zijn zelfrijdende auto.

Sat 2014-12-20.11:10 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[The Register]

Car hacker secrets revealed: Clutching up a tank engine in a classic motor

A man. A V12 lump. A beaut of a project

+Diagrams Several people were kind enough to comment favourably on this article and asked for more information, pictures and video. We are delighted to oblige. Technically no one asked for poorly drawn diagrams, but I’ve included some of these as well.…

Sun 2014-12-21.11:00 | [The Register]

10:53

[NU - Algemeen]

'Bestrijding adresfraude moet 42 miljoen euro opleveren'

De bestrijding van adresfraude zal de komende jaren zo'n 42 miljoen euro gaan opleveren, tegen een extra investering van dertien miljoen euro voor de opsporing ervan.

Sun 2014-12-21.11:17 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Amerikaanse politie mag nepaccounts op Instagram gebruiken

De Amerikaanse politie mag nepaccounts op Instagram aanmaken en hiermee vrienden worden met verdachten.

Sun 2014-12-21.10:51 | [NU - Internet]

10:13

[NU - Algemeen]

PVV groter dan VVD en PvdA samen in peiling De Hond

De onrust rond de invoering van de zorgwet heeft het kabinet geen goed gedaan. De twee regeringspartijen VVD en PvdA zouden, bij verkiezingen nu, samen kleiner zijn dan de PVV.

Sun 2014-12-21.11:20 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Bring back big gov, right? If only the economics, STUPID, could tell us more

Post-WWII growth rates? Paaah

Worstall @ the Weekend The economy's not growing as fast as it used to when we had big government and big unions, so we'd better bring them back, right? Or maybe we just don't have enough economic data to tell?…

Sun 2014-12-21.10:00 | [The Register]

09:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Moeder aangeklaagd voor doden acht kinderen in Australische stad Cairns

De moeder van de kinderen die vrijdag dood in een huis in de Australische stad Cairns werden gevonden, is zondag aangeklaagd voor achtvoudige moord. 

Sun 2014-12-21.09:44 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Botsing chemicaliëntanker en vissersboot op Noordzee

Een kleine chemicaliëntanker is zondagochtend op de Noordzee tegen een vissersboot aangevaren. Het ongeluk gebeurde op ongeveer zeventig kilometer van de kust van Hoek van Holland.

Sun 2014-12-21.09:36 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

'Veel aanwijzingen voor Buk-raket die MH17 neerhaalde'

Er zijn ''heel veel aanwijzingen'' dat vlucht MH17 is neergehaald door een Buk-raket. Dat zegt hoofdofficier van Justitie Fred Westerbeke, die het onderzoek naar de ramp coördineert.

Sun 2014-12-21.09:50 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Tunesië zondag naar stembus voor presidentsverkiezingen

Tunesië gaat zondag naar de stembus voor de presidentsverkiezingen.

Sun 2014-12-21.09:46 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Splijtstofstaven verwijderd uit Fukushima

Het Japanse energiebedrijf Tepco zegt dat alle splijtstofstaven zijn verwijderd uit de zwaarbeschadigde reactor 4 van kerncentrale Fukushima.

Sun 2014-12-21.10:41 | [NU - Algemeen]

09:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Belgische koning onder vuur om privéreis

De koning en koningin van België, Filip en Mathilde, krijgen zondag scherpe kritiek omdat ze met een militair vliegtuig op vakantie zijn gegaan.

Sun 2014-12-21.09:19 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Acrobaat kerstcircus breekt arm door val

Een acrobaat van het Groot Kerstcircus Den Haag is zaterdag gewond geraakt doordat hij tijdens zijn act naar beneden viel.

Sun 2014-12-21.09:15 | [NU - Algemeen]

09:13

[NU - Internet]

Zuid-Korea onderzoekt datalek kerncentrales

Het Openbaar Ministerie in Zuid-Korea is zondag een onderzoek begonnen naar een datalek bij de beheerder van de Zuid-Koreaanse kerncentrales. 

Sun 2014-12-21.09:01 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Hipsters ahoy! Top Ten BOARD games for festive family fun

Just in case you’re bored this Xmas

Product Roundup There’s nothing cooler than board games at the moment, whether they are being referenced by the Marsh family in South Park, or popularised by one of the pop-up gaming bars in East London. Board games are now selling in droves. Often produced by independent companies, they can be intellectually rigorous and visually stunning.…

Sun 2014-12-21.09:00 | [The Register]

08:53

[Slashdot]

NASA 'Emails' a Socket Wrench To the ISS

HughPickens.com writes: "Sarah LeTrent reports at CNN that NASA just emailed the design of a socket wrench to astronauts so that they could print it out in the orbit. The ratcheting socket wrench was the first "uplink tool" printed in space, according to Grant Lowery, marketing and communications manager for Made In Space, which built the printer in partnership with NASA. The tool was designed on the ground, emailed to the space station and then manufactured where it took four hours to print out the finished product. The space agency hopes to one day use the technology to make parts for broken equipment in space and long-term missions would benefit greatly from onboard manufacturing capabilities. "I remember when the tip broke off a tool during a mission," recalls NASA astronaut TJ Creamer, who flew aboard the space station during Expedition 22/23 from December 2009 to June 2010. "I had to wait for the next shuttle to come up to bring me a new one. Now, rather than wait for a resupply ship to bring me a new tool, in the future, I could just print it."

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Sun 2014-12-21.08:16 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Ongevallen met vliegtuigen op laagste niveau ooit

Twintig vliegtuigen zijn afgelopen jaar neergestort. Dat is het laagste aantal sinds de telling in 1946 is begonnen.

Sun 2014-12-21.11:55 | [NU - Algemeen]

08:13

[The Register]

No Santa, no Irish boozers and no regrets: life in Qatar

A land where kayaking in in the mangroves isn't a naughty euphemism

THE EXPAT FILES In this week's eXpat File, we meet Irishman Russell Clark, who's settled in Qatar.…

Sun 2014-12-21.08:00 | [The Register]

05:33

[LWN.net]

Kernel prepatch 3.19-rc1

Linus has sent out 3.19-rc1 and closed the merge window for this release one day earlier than some might have expected. "Considering how much came in fairly late, I find it hard to care about anybody who had decided to cut it even closer than some people already did. That said, maybe there aren't any real stragglers - and judging by the size of rc1, there really can't have been much." In the end, 11,408 non-merge changesets were pulled into the mainline during this development cycle.

Sun 2014-12-21.05:16 | [LWN.net]
[Slashdot]

Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

An anonymous reader writes: Hackathons are common these days, but you don't often hear about events hosted by law enforcement. That's what the Seattle Police Department did on Friday, with the solitary goal of finding a good way to redact the video streams taken by police body cameras and dash cameras. Seven different teams demonstrated solutions, but in the end, none thought automation could realistically handle the task in the near future. "The Washington State public records act requires that almost all video filmed by any government agency – including police – be disclosed upon request. The only real exception is for video which is part of an open case currently under investigation. However, various parts of the state code include other restrictions – the identity of minors cannot be disclosed. Requests from victims or witnesses who may be at risk if their identities are disclosed also must be honored. However in all such cases the video still must be released – it is just the faces or other potential identifying characteristics, which might include gender or even a person's gait – which need to be blurred and redacted." The city just started a pilot program for body-worn police cameras.

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Sun 2014-12-21.05:05 | [Slashdot]

04:53

[More Words, Deeper Hole]

You know what is on Youtube?

Randall and Hopkirk(Deceased)

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

Sun 2014-12-21.04:29 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Still on the look out

For F&SF full cast audio plays. Podcast or radio archives.

Working my way through Nightvale but I am not sure it's my sort of thing.

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

Sun 2014-12-21.04:16 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Nicked From Pretty Terrible

A Lack of Female Characters is Always a Choice

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

Sun 2014-12-21.03:56 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]

02:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Twee agenten doodgeschoten in New York

Een 28-jarige man heeft zaterdag twee politieagenten doodgeschoten in New York.

Sun 2014-12-21.10:29 | [NU - Algemeen]

02:13

[Slashdot]

Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source </nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

Rob Y. writes: The discussion on Slashdot about Microsoft's move to open source .NET core has centered on: 1. whether this means Microsoft is no longer the enemy of the open source movement 2. if not, then does it mean Microsoft has so lost in the web server arena that it's resorting to desperate moves. 3. or nah — it's standard Microsoft operating procedure. Embrace, extend, extinguish. What I'd like to ask is whether anybody that's not currently a .NET fan actually wants to use it? Open source or not. What is the competition? Java? PHP? Ruby? Node.js? All of the above? Anything but Microsoft? Because as an OSS advocate, I see only one serious reason to even consider using it — standardization. Any of those competing platforms could be as good or better, but the problem is: how to get a job in this industry when there are so many massively complex platforms out there. I'm still coding in C, and at 62, will probably live out my working days doing that. But I can still remember when learning a new programming language was no big deal. Even C required learning a fairly large library to make it useful, but it's nothing compared to what's out there today. And worse, jobs (and technologies) don't last like they used to. Odds are, in a few years, you'll be starting over in yet another job where they use something else. Employers love standardization. Choosing a standard means you can't be blamed for your choice. Choosing a standard means you can recruit young, cheap developers and actually get some output from them before they move on. Or you can outsource with some hope of success (because that's what outsourcing firms do — recruit young, cheap devs and rotate them around). To me, those are red flags — not pluses at all. But they're undeniable pluses to greedy employers. Of course, there's much more to being an effective developer than knowing the platform so you can be easily slotted in to a project. But try telling that to the private equity guys running too much of the show these days. So, assuming Microsoft is sincere about this open source move, 1. Is .NET up to the job? 2. Is there an open source choice today that's popular enough to be considered the standard that employers would like? 3. If the answer to 1 is yes and 2 is no, make the argument for avoiding .NET.

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Sun 2014-12-21.02:02 | [Slashdot]

01:53

[http://tweakers.net/]

Noord-Korea eist aandeel in onderzoek naar Sony-hack - update

Noord-Korea wil de inbraak op de servers van Sony gezamenlijk met de Verenigde Staten onderzoeken. Het stalinistische land waarschuwt voor 'ernstige gevolgen' als er geen gehoor aan het verzoek wordt gegeven en de VS maatregelen neemt tegen Noord-Korea.

Sat 2014-12-20.20:07 | [http://tweakers.net/]

01:13

[Slashdot]

Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

An anonymous reader writes: Ars Technica summaries a study by the Chicago Tribune (paywalled) that found red light cameras do not improve driver safety. "[W]hile right angle crash incidents have been reduced, rear-end crashes that resulted in injuries went up 22 percent." Chicago officials recently claimed that the cameras led to a 47% reduction "T-bone" injury crashes, using that statistic as evidence that the program is worthwhile. But the study's authors, who "accounted for declining accident rates in recent years as well as other confounding factors, found cameras reduced right-angle crashes that caused injuries by just 15 percent." They also noted that the city chose to install many cameras at intersections where crashes were rare to begin with. Chicago has raised roughly $500 million from red light camera tickets since 2002. "[O]fficials recently admitted to the city inspector general that they had quietly dropped the threshold for what constitutes a red light camera ticket, allowing the tickets even when cameras showed a yellow light time just under the three-second federal minimum standard. That shift earlier this year snared 77,000 more drivers and $7.7 million in ticket revenue before the city agreed to change the threshold back.

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Sun 2014-12-21.01:01 | [Slashdot]
[Slashdot]

Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

SternisheFan writes: The original Starship Enterprise was on a 5-year mission, but the original series was canceled after the third year. A continuation of Star Trek:TOS is being created by a dedicated cast and crew intent on keeping true to the spirit of Gene Roddenberry's television show. From recreating the original sets with incredible accuracy and attention to details, staying faithful to original storylines has been a true labor of love for all involved. Here are a series of videos showing the progress being made on recreating the iconic series. (And if you missed it last time, here's the first episode they produced.)

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Sun 2014-12-21.00:00 | [Slashdot]

Sat 2014-12-20

23:13

[Slashdot]

Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

ideonexus writes: Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has called for a "time out" in his perpetual fight with Google in response to the company filing a lawsuit against him for conspiring with the movie industry to persecute the search giant. Leaked Sony Pictures Entertainment emails and documents obtained under FOIA requests this week have exposed how the Motion Picture Association of America was colluding with and lobbying state prosecutors to go after Google, even going so far as to "assigned a team of lawyers to prepare draft subpoenas and legal briefs for the attorneys general" to make it easier for them to persecute the company. Here's the full complaint (PDF).

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Sat 2014-12-20.22:56 | [Slashdot]

22:33

[Webwereld Feed]

Eerste Ubuntu-smartphones binnenkort te koop

Eerste Ubuntu Phones zouden eerst begin 2014 verschijnen. Het wordt een jaartje later.

Sat 2014-12-20.20:28 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Planet PostgreSQL]

Pavel Stehule: plpgsql_check is available via PGXN repository

Only small notice - plpgsql_check is available from PGXN repository. More about PGXN on FAQ page.

Sat 2014-12-20.19:35 | [Planet PostgreSQL]

22:13

[Slashdot]

New Record Set For Deepest Dwelling Fish

mpicpp tips news that oceanographers have discovered a creature that sets the record for the most deeply dwelling fish on Earth. It was found in the Mariana Trench, some 8,145 meters below the surface. The 30-day voyage took place from the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel, Falkor, and is the most comprehensive survey of world's deepest place ever undertaken. The Hadal Ecosystem Studies (Hades) team deployed unmanned landers more than 90 times to depths that ranged between 5,000m and 10,600m. They studied both steep walls of the undersea canyon. ... Dr. Jamieson said: "We think it is a snailfish, but it's so weird-looking; it's up in the air in terms of what it is. "It is unbelievably fragile, and when it swims, it looks like it has wet tissue paper floating behind it. And it has a weird snout — it looks like a cartoon dog snout."

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Sat 2014-12-20.21:51 | [Slashdot]

21:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Rijkswaterstaat zondag klaar met herstel A20

De spoedreparatie aan de A20 bij het Kleinpolderplein is naar verwachting zondagavond al achter de rug. Dat meldde Rijkswaterstaat zaterdag. 

Sat 2014-12-20.21:47 | [NU - Algemeen]

21:13

[Slashdot]

North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

jones_supa writes: A North Korean official said that the secretive regime wants to mount a joint investigation with the United States to identify who was behind the cyber attack against Sony Pictures. An unnamed spokesman of the North Korean foreign ministry was quoted by the country's state news agency, KCNA, describing U.S. claims they were behind the hack as "slander." "As the United States is spreading groundless allegations and slandering us, we propose a joint investigation with it into this incident," the official said, according to Agence France-Presse. Both the FBI and President Barack Obama have said evidence was uncovered linking the hack to to North Korea, but some experts have questioned the evidence tying the attack to Pyongyang. Meanwhile, reader hessian notes that 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has offered to let the hacker community distribute The Interview for Sony. It's an offer Sony may actually find useful, since the company is now considering releasing the movie on a "different platform." Reader Nicola Hahn warns that we shouldn't be too quick to accept North Korea as the bad guy in this situation: Most of the media has accepted North Korea's culpability with little visible skepticism. There is one exception: Kim Zetter at Wired has decried the evidence as flimsy and vocally warns about the danger of jumping to conclusions. Surely we all remember high-ranking, ostensibly credible, officials warning about the smoking gun that comes in the form of a mushroom cloud? This underscores the ability of the agenda-setting elements of the press to frame issues and control the acceptable limits of debate. Some would even say that what's happening reveals tools of modern social control (PDF). Whether or not they're responsible for the attack, North Korea has now warned of "serious consequences" if the U.S. takes action against them for it.

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Sat 2014-12-20.20:49 | [Slashdot]

20:13

[Slashdot]

What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Paul Fernhout writes: An article in the Harvard Business Review by William H. Davidow and Michael S. Malone suggests: "The "Second Economy" (the term used by economist Brian Arthur to describe the portion of the economy where computers transact business only with other computers) is upon us. It is, quite simply, the virtual economy, and one of its main byproducts is the replacement of workers with intelligent machines powered by sophisticated code. ... This is why we will soon be looking at hordes of citizens of zero economic value. Figuring out how to deal with the impacts of this development will be the greatest challenge facing free market economies in this century. ... Ultimately, we need a new, individualized, cultural, approach to the meaning of work and the purpose of life. Otherwise, people will find a solution — human beings always do — but it may not be the one for which we began this technological revolution." This follows the recent Slashdot discussion of "Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates" citing a NY Times article and other previous discussions like Humans Need Not Apply. What is most interesting to me about this HBR article is not the article itself so much as the fact that concerns about the economic implications of robotics, AI, and automation are now making it into the Harvard Business Review. These issues have been otherwise discussed by alternative economists for decades, such as in the Triple Revolution Memorandum from 1964 — even as those projections have been slow to play out, with automation's initial effect being more to hold down wages and concentrate wealth rather than to displace most workers. However, they may be reaching the point where these effects have become hard to deny despite going against mainstream theory which assumes infinite demand and broad distribution of purchasing power via wages. As to possible solutions, there is a mention in the HBR article of using government planning by creating public works like infrastructure investments to help address the issue. There is no mention in the article of expanding the "basic income" of Social Security currently only received by older people in the U.S., expanding the gift economy as represented by GNU/Linux, or improving local subsistence production using, say, 3D printing and gardening robots like Dewey of "Silent Running." So, it seems like the mainstream economics profession is starting to accept the emerging reality of this increasingly urgent issue, but is still struggling to think outside an exchange-oriented box for socioeconomic solutions. A few years ago, I collected dozens of possible good and bad solutions related to this issue. Like Davidow and Malone, I'd agree that the particular mix we end up will be a reflection of our culture. Personally, I feel that if we are heading for a technological "singularity" of some sort, we would be better off improving various aspects of our society first, since our trajectory going out of any singularity may have a lot to do with our trajectory going into it.

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Sat 2014-12-20.19:45 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Jongeren verspreiden steeds vaker naaktfoto's

Jongeren sturen steeds vaker naaktfoto’s en –filmpjes van zichzelf rond. Deze toename van het aantal gevallen van ‘sexting’ baart de Amsterdamse zedenpolitie zorgen.

Sat 2014-12-20.20:12 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'

Turns out Sony's stolen emails weren't all bad news

Google is taking legal action against the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, alleging he exceeded his authority in suing the search giant over piracy – and taking his cues from the Motion Picture Ass. of America.…

Sat 2014-12-20.01:23 | [The Register]
[The Register]

T-Mobile US to refund $90m for bogus charges: Un-Carrier to Un-Crammer

Scram, cram scams, thank you, ma'am

T-Mobile US will pay out $90m to settle cramming allegations raised by the US trade watchdog.…

Fri 2014-12-19.21:38 | [The Register]

19:53

[NU - Algemeen]

LTO Nederland luidt noodklok over Duitse vogelgriep

De uitbraak van een nieuw geval van vogelgriep in Duitsland, baart LTO Nederland grote zorgen. Vlak over de grens met Nederland werd zaterdag een nieuwe besmetting van de gevaarlijke variant H5N8 geconstateerd.
 

Sat 2014-12-20.20:13 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

HP's shareholder settlement deal over Autonomy merger DENIED – again

Judge: 'a whole universe of potential claims relinquished'

A US district judge has thrown out a proposed settlement deal of a sueball lobbed at HP by some of the company's shareholders, after it bought Blighty software outfit Autonomy for $10.7bn in 2011.…

Sat 2014-12-20.19:44 | [The Register]

19:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Koenders wil dat oppositie Syrië eenheid wordt

Het is ''cruciaal'' dat Syrische oppositiegroepen eindelijk een eenheid gaan vormen. Die boodschap gaf minister Bert Koenders van Buitenlandse Zaken zaterdag in Istanbul aangematigde  tegenstanders van het regime van president Bashar al-Assad.

Sat 2014-12-20.19:20 | [NU - Algemeen]

19:13

[Planet PostgreSQL]

Robins Tharakan: Why's my database suddenly so big?

In a Product based company, at times DB Developers don't get direct access to production boxes. Instead, an IT resource ends up managing a large swathe of Web / DB boxes. Since such a resource generally has a large field of operation, at times they need quick steps to identify the sudden high-disk usage. In such a scenario (where Production is silo-ed out of DB Developers), correct triaging of

Sat 2014-12-20.17:08 | [Planet PostgreSQL]
[Slashdot]

Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone

Rambo Tribble writes: It sounds like a Mission: Impossible scenario, but aerospace company Boeing is teaming with Canadian phone maker BlackBerry to produce an ultra-secure mobile phone that "self-destructs." The phone uses encryption on calls and is intended to serve the high-security needs of government and industry. As Blackberry CEO John Chen said, "We're pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform. That, by the way, is all they allow me to say." No word yet if you'll need the services of the bomb squad when you go over your minutes.

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Sat 2014-12-20.18:43 | [Slashdot]
[http://tweakers.net/]

AIMP 3.60 build 1457 rc 4

De vierde release candidate van versie 3.60 van de mediaspeler AIMP is verschenen. Deze gratis lichtgewichtmediaspeler van Russische makelij heeft ondersteuning voor de populairste muziekformaten. Het uiterlijk heeft wat weg van het bekende Winamp en is door middel van skins aan te passen. AIMP heeft een 18-kanaalsequalizer aan boord en ondersteunt plug-ins. Verder kan het programma cd's rippen, muziekbestanden converteren en tags bewerken. In deze release zijn de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen aangebracht:

Sat 2014-12-20.18:50 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[NU - Algemeen]

Oorlog Syrië is een catastrofe voor monumenten

De archeologische opgravingen in Syrië hadden al zwaar te lijden onder bombardementen en moedwillige vernielingen door Islamitische Staat (IS). Nu blijkt dat ze nog verder afkalven door plunderaars.

Sat 2014-12-20.19:11 | [NU - Algemeen]

17:53

[Slashdot]

Birds Fled Area Before Tornadoes Appeared

SternisheFan sends a report from scientists who were tracking a group of birds — golden-winged warblers — in the Appalachian mountains. Just a few days after the birds completed their seasonal migration, they did something odd — they picked up and moved again. Shortly thereafter, a series of storms swept through that area of the U.S., which led to a destructive tornado outbreak (abstract). After the storm had blown over, the team recaptured five of the warblers and removed the geolocators. These are tiny devices weighing about half a gram, which measure light levels. Based on the timing and length of the days they record, these gadgets allow scientists to calculate and track the approximate location of migratory birds. In this case, all five indicated that the birds had taken unprecedented evasive action, beginning one to two days ahead of the storm's arrival. "The warblers in our study flew at least 1,500km (932 miles) in total," Dr. Streby said. They escaped just south of the tornadoes' path — and then went straight home again. By 2 May, all five were back in their nesting area."

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Sat 2014-12-20.17:40 | [Slashdot]

17:33

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Cuba voorziet lang proces voor opheffen sancties

Cuba wacht een ''lange en ingewikkelde strijd'' voordat de Verenigde Staten de economische sancties tegen het land zullen opheffen. President Raúl Castro heeft dat zaterdag tegen het Cubaanse parlement gezegd.

Sun 2014-12-21.01:02 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Recordaantal burgerdoden in Afghanistan tijdens oorlog tegen Taliban

Het aantal burgers dat is gedood tijdens de oorlog tegen de Taliban in Afghanistan is nog nooit zo hoog geweest als in dit jaar. Dat hebben de Verenigde Naties (VN) bekendgemaakt.

Sat 2014-12-20.17:14 | [NU - Algemeen]

16:53

[Slashdot]

Massive Volcanic Eruptions Accompanied Dinosaur Extinction

schwit1 writes: A careful updating of the geological timeline has shown that massive volcanic eruptions aligned with the extinction event that wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs 66 million years ago (abstract). "A primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps, which were once three times larger than France, began its main phase of eruptions roughly 250,000 years before the Cretaceous-Paleogene, or K-Pg, extinction event, the researchers report in the journal Science. For the next 750,000 years, the volcanoes unleashed more than 1.1 million cubic kilometers (264,000 cubic miles) of lava. The main phase of eruptions comprised about 80-90 percent of the total volume of the Deccan Traps' lava flow and followed a substantially weaker first phase that began about 1 million years earlier. The results support the idea that the Deccan Traps played a role in the K-Pg extinction, and challenge the dominant theory that a meteorite impact near present-day Chicxulub, Mexico, was the sole cause of the extinction. The researchers suggest that the Deccan Traps eruptions and the Chicxulub impact need to be considered together when studying and modeling the K-Pg extinction event."

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Sat 2014-12-20.16:35 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Onbevoegde arts besmet Cambodjaans dorp met hiv

Een onbevoegde arts die jarenlang mensen in een Cambodjaans dorp injecteerde of van infusies voorzag, heeft daardoor waarschijnlijk voor een massale besmetting met hiv gezorgd. 

Sat 2014-12-20.16:36 | [NU - Algemeen]

16:13

[Fast Company]

BitTorrent's Offer To Sony: Release "The Interview" Safely Online With Us And Make Money

"What better way to take back the Internet than to use technology Hollywood has so been scared to use?"

In the days after Sony canceled the theatrical release of the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy The Interview, the studio has so far failed to make any alternative distribution arrangements, in part because crucial Video On Demand partners are unwilling to assume the risk of a potential new cyberattack. But San Francisco-based BitTorrent, whose Bundle service enables large media file sharing with a paygate that protects and monetizes downloadable content, says it will happily step up if Sony is game.

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Sat 2014-12-20.14:19 | [Fast Company]
[Webwereld Feed]

Code voor 'eigen Pirate Bay' open source

'De toekomst is aan particuliere torrentsites'

Sat 2014-12-20.14:02 | [Webwereld Feed]
[The Register]

FURY erupts on streets of Brussels over greedy USA's data-slurping appetite

Leaked doc suggests EU's right to privacy could be ridiculed

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Brussels on Friday to express anger about secret trade talks between the EU, US and others that they believe would damage the 28-member-state bloc's data protection rights.…

Sat 2014-12-20.16:00 | [The Register]

15:53

[Slashdot]

The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

HughPickens.com writes: Victoria Shannon reports in the NY Times that fifty years ago was a good year for music, with the Beatles appearing on Billboard's charts for the first time, the Rolling Stones releasing their first album, the Supremes with five No. 1 hits, and Simon and Garfunkel releasing their debut album. The 50-year milestone is significant, because music published within the first half-century of its recording gets another 20 years of copyright protection under changes in European law. So every year since 2012, studios go through their tape vaults to find unpublished music to get it on the market before the deadline. The first year, Motown released a series of albums packed with outtakes by some of its major acts, and Sony released a limited-edition collection of 1962 outtakes by Bob Dylan, with the surprisingly frank title, "The Copyright Extension Collection, Vol. I." In 2013, Sony released a second Dylan set, devoted to previously unreleased 1963 recordings. Similar recordings by the Beatles and the Beach Boys followed. This year, Sony is releasing a limited-edition nine-LP set of 1964 recordings by Dylan, including a 46-second try at "Mr. Tambourine Man," which he would not complete until 1965. The Beach Boys released two copyright-extension sets of outtakes last week. And while there's no official word on a Beatles release, last year around this time, "The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963" turned up unannounced on iTunes.

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Sat 2014-12-20.15:33 | [Slashdot]

15:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Indiër rijdt al elf jaar alleen achteruit in auto

Een automobilist in Noordoost-India rijdt al sinds 2003 alleen achteruit in zijn auto. 

Sat 2014-12-20.15:30 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Paus benoemt nieuwe kamerheer

Paus Franciscus heeft zaterdag een nieuwe camerlengo benoemd, de man die het Vaticaan bestuurt na de dood of het aftreden van de kerkvorst.

Sat 2014-12-20.16:04 | [NU - Algemeen]

15:13

[Slashdot]

65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

MojoKid (1002251) writes Tech support scammers have been around for a long time and are familiar to most Slashdot readers. But last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had issued lawsuits against several culprits responsible for tech support scams. Now Microsoft has announced that it too is going after tech support scammers. According to the company, more than 65,000 complaints have been made about tech support scams since May of this year alone. Bogus technicians, pretending to represent Microsoft, call the house offering fake tech support and trick people into paying hundreds of dollars to solve a non-existent issue. If successful in their ruse, the scammer then gains access to a person's computer, which lets them steal personal and financial information and even install malware. I managed to keep one of these guys on the phone for about 20 minutes while I stumbled through his directions, over and over, "rebooting," pretending to be using Windows, etc; the next one caught on my quickly. Have they called you? If so, how did the call go?

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Sat 2014-12-20.14:23 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

WHO telt 7.377 doden door ebola

De zeer besmettelijke virusziekte ebola heeft in West-Afrika al aan 7.373 mensen het leven gekost.

Sat 2014-12-20.16:51 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

TRAGEDY STRIKES Vulture News Central but details remain scrambled

Viewers may find the following scenes mildly disturbing ...

A sad day as Vulture News Central loses its lead anchor, Regina Eggbert, in a horrific misunderstanding ... no, I can't go on. I simply can't describe it. You'll have to see for yourself! ®…

Sat 2014-12-20.15:00 | [The Register]

14:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Nederlandse skiër (36) dood door ongeval in Tirol

Een 36-jarige Nederlander is vrijdag tijdens het skiën in Tirol, in Oostenrijk, verongelukt. Dat melden Oostenrijkse media zaterdag.

Sat 2014-12-20.14:43 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

'Koerdische strijders vinden massagraf yezidi's in Syrië'

In het Sinjargebergte in Syrië hebben peshmergastrijders een massagraf met zeventig lichamen gevonden. 

Sat 2014-12-20.17:04 | [NU - Algemeen]

14:33

[The Register]

Apple's DIRTY SECRET isn't that secret, or that dirty

Indonesia’s tin mining issues aren't the fruity firm’s fault, guys. Move on

Comment We've had another instalment in the campaign to blame Apple for all that goes wrong in poor countries, and this time it was the BBC's Panorama that scolded the iFruit for buying tin in Indonesia.…

Sat 2014-12-20.14:00 | [The Register]

14:13

[The Register]

Kepler's STILL GOT IT! Space telescope spots SUPER-EARTH 180 light years away

Damaged 'scope still producing good science

The Kepler space telescope might be damaged goods, but the clever hacks created by NASA's boffins have kept it running and it has spotted a new – if distant – planet that could harbor water, just like Earth.…

Sat 2014-12-20.02:59 | [The Register]

13:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Verkeershinder door hagelbuien en harde wind in Noord-Nederland

In het noorden van het land heeft het verkeer last van flinke hagelbuien.

Sat 2014-12-20.17:01 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

Blaming Kim Jong Un is like Saddam's WMDs all over again

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has claimed to have found evidence linking North Korea with the hackers who ransacked Sony Pictures' servers and dumped gigabytes of sensitive data online.…

Fri 2014-12-19.20:52 | [The Register]

13:13

[Fast Company]

EDM/Orchestral Mashup "Electronic Opus" Is BT's Cure For Modern Music's Monotony

Electronic dance music king, BT, is taking his songs to an orchestra to give them new life with Electronic Opus.

How do you take a synthesizer and cello, completely different instruments, and get them to co-inhabit the same sonic space? Can analog and digital both effectively transcend one another until they're flowing interchangeably? These are just a few of the questions multi-platinum recording artist and self proclaimed technologist, BT is trying to provide answers to with his Electronic Opus.

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Fri 2014-12-19.12:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

3 Quick And Easy Steps For Crafting A Rousing Toast In Minutes

An executive speaking coach shows how you can take the exasperation out of your salutation and craft the best toast of the night on the fly.

Whether at a company party, family celebration, or just a night out with friends, chances are you'll be hearing a toast or two this holiday season. Toasts might not seem like a big deal, but they are important rituals of connection that bring us together. And if you're the one in the spotlight, a toast certainly becomes a big deal.

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Fri 2014-12-19.11:56 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Email Myths, Word Traps, And Holiday Productivity: The Most Popular Leadership Stories This Week

This week we tinkered with the ways we wake up, communicate, and form new habits, and we found useful ways to maximize our holiday downtime.

This week, we did a lot of experimenting, a little myth-busting, and weren't fooled by communication barriers.

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Fri 2014-12-19.11:16 | [Fast Company]
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Noord-Korea en VS op ramkoers vanwege Sony-hack

Noord-Korea reageert op beschuldigingen door Obama en de FBI aan te bieden de échte hackers op te sporen.

Sat 2014-12-20.12:10 | [Webwereld Feed]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Google+ krijgt technologie voor automatisch verbeteren van video's - update

Google gaat video's die worden geüpload naar zijn sociale-netwerksite Google+ automatisch verbeteren. Daarbij gaat het onder andere om belichting, kleur en stabiliteit van de geschoten video's. Facebook begon eerder met het automatisch verbeteren van foto's.

Sat 2014-12-20.12:26 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Chrome OS krijgt 'always on' spraakbesturing

Google gaat spraakbesturing inbouwen in Chrome OS, die met het commando 'ok Google' is te activeren. Daarmee volgt Chrome OS in de voetsporen van Android, waar deze functie al langer beschikbaar is. Vooralsnog is spraakbesturing beschikbaar in een vroege versie van het OS.

Sat 2014-12-20.11:38 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Tor verwacht pogingen om netwerk offline te halen

Er zijn aanwijzingen dat kwaadwillenden in de komende dagen pogingen gaan doen om het Tor-netwerk plat te leggen. Om wie het gaat is niet duidelijk, maar wel zouden de Tor-beheerders hebben achterhaald dat de aanval zich zal richten op de zogenaamde directory authorities.

Sat 2014-12-20.10:32 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Tesla start pilot om accu's tegen betaling te verwisselen

Tesla begint volgende week in de Verenigde Staten met een pilot om betaald accu's van Model S-auto's te vervangen. Dat zou vooral snelheidswinst moeten opleveren voor de bestuurders van de elektrische auto's.

Fri 2014-12-19.21:36 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

IsoHunt maakt code van The Pirate Bay-kopie opensource

IsoHunt heeft vrijdag de code achter Old Pirate Bay, waarmee volgens de initiatiefnemers de database van The Pirate Bay is te doorzoeken, opensource gemaakt. Volgens de ontwikkelaars ligt de toekomst van torrentsites in handen van particulieren die zelf een server draaien.

Fri 2014-12-19.20:23 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[NU - Algemeen]

Inbreker raakt zwaargewond bij inbraak Veendam

Een inbraak in een groothandel in Veendam is een 42-jarige man uit Lelystad bijna fataal geworden. 

Sat 2014-12-20.12:50 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Why the chemistry between Hollywood, physics and maths is so hot right now

El Reg talks to The Theory of Everything producer

Interview Folks in the scientific know like to pick apart movies about science and science fiction, pointing out all the ways in which they don’t embrace real facts and theories. They also love to complain about how nerds are so often portrayed on film the same way, as socially inept weirdos, sweet maybe, but not really taken seriously. And yet, the most likely criticism to be levelled at the two Oscar-worthy movies about scientists this year, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, is that they’re not scientific enough.…

Sat 2014-12-20.13:00 | [The Register]

12:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Vakantiedrukte op wegen Zuid-Duitsland

In het zuiden van Duitsland staat voor de grens met Oostenrijk al de hele zaterdagochtend file.

Sat 2014-12-20.12:31 | [NU - Algemeen]

12:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Belgische tieners omgekomen door aanrijding met trein

Op het spoor bij Brussel-Noord zijn vrijdagavond rond middernacht twee tieners omgekomen. De slachtoffers van 15 en 17 jaar oud werden aangereden door een trein.

Sat 2014-12-20.12:27 | [NU - Algemeen]

12:13

[Slashdot]

Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader

Earthquake Retrofit writes The Register is reporting that the Tor Project has warned that its network – used to mask peoples' identities on the internet – may be knocked offline in the coming days. In a Tor blog post, project leader Roger 'arma' Dingledine said an unnamed group may seize Tor's directory authority servers before the end of next week. These servers distribute the official lists of relays in the network, which are the systems that route users' traffic around the world to obfuscate their internet connections' public IP addresses.

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Sat 2014-12-20.11:31 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Noord-Korea eist gezamenlijk onderzoek met VS naar Sony-hack

De Noord-Koreaanse regering wil gezamenlijk met de Verenigde Staten onderzoek doen naar de grote Sony-hack. Stemt de VS daar niet mee in, dan waarschuwt Noord-Korea voor 'ernstige gevolgen'.

Sat 2014-12-20.16:52 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: Fun, but not for all

Alfa’s wild child goes for a spin

Vulture at the Wheel The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a car with far too much power. The 240hp from the 1750cc turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine overwhelms the fat tyres, so it struggles for grip and torque steers.…

Sat 2014-12-20.12:00 | [The Register]

11:33

[NU - Internet]

Google+ gaat ook video's automatisch verbeteren

Google+ verbetert al sinds vorig jaar automatisch foto's, maar gaat vanaf nu ook filmpjes verbeteren.

Sat 2014-12-20.12:43 | [NU - Internet]

11:13

[The Register]

Big Eyes falls short on the big question of popular art

A funny and moving dig at the patriarchal 1960s

Film review The ingredients are all there for an Oscar-winning film in Big Eyes. Multiple Academy Award nominee Amy Adams and one-time winner Christoph Waltz play Walter and Margaret Keane in a flick based on a true story about pop culture and high art in the 1960s.…

Sat 2014-12-20.11:00 | [The Register]

10:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Israël voert luchtaanvallen uit op doelen in Gazastrook

Het Israëlische leger heeft luchtaanvallen uitgevoerd op doelen in de Gazastrook.

Sat 2014-12-20.10:11 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Ruim miljoen creditcardgegevens gestolen bij Staples

Criminelen hebben vermoedelijk zo'n 1,16 miljoen creditcardgegevens gestolen bij Staples, een Amerikaanse leverancier van kantoorartikelen.

Sat 2014-12-20.12:40 | [NU - Internet]

10:13

[http://tweakers.net/]

Criminelen stelen mogelijk miljoen creditcardgegevens bij Staples

Staples heeft ontdekt dat criminelen creditcardgegevens hebben gestolen van 115 fysieke winkels in de Verenigde Staten. In totaal zijn mogelijk de gegevens van meer dan een miljoen creditcards gestolen, zo blijkt uit onderzoek.

Sat 2014-12-20.09:46 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

BlackBerry werkt met Boeing aan telefoon die zichzelf kan vernietigen

BlackBerry heeft bekendgemaakt dat het in samenwerking met Boeing werkt aan een smartphone die de mogelijkheid heeft om zichzelf te vernietigen. Het zelfvernietigingsmechanisme kan onder andere in werking worden gezet als iemand pogingen doet om op het toestel in te breken.

Sat 2014-12-20.08:55 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

Sat 2014-12-20.07:31 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[The Register]

Nunslinger, Yosemite For Dummies and Life Inside The Fall

Mark E Smith, these days, looks a bit like an ET lost in the bookies

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston is joined by Andrew Orlowski to review the pick of publishing this week. A compilation of works from mysterious Stark Houghton tells tall tales of the wild west. Mac users can brush up their skills or get a break from hapless relatives with the latest from Bob LeVitus. And music lovers get a down to earth view of the indie scene from The Fall's bass player Steve Hanley.

Sat 2014-12-20.10:00 | [The Register]

09:33

[NU - Algemeen]

'Nieuwe liquidaties in Amsterdamse onderwereld niet te voorkomen'

De onderwereldoorlog die in 2012 in Amsterdam ontbrandde met de wilde schietpartij in de Staatsliedenbuurt heeft in 2014 een gewelddadig hoogtepunt bereikt en zal ook volgend jaar doorgaan.

Sat 2014-12-20.10:48 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Tor-netwerk vreest offline gehaald te worden

The Tor Project, de organisatie achter het anonieme netwerk Tor, heeft tips ontvangen dat er deze week een aanval zal plaatsvinden op zijn systemen, waardoor de dienst mogelijk uit de lucht wordt gehaald.

Sat 2014-12-20.09:30 | [NU - Internet]

09:13

[NU - Algemeen]

Dijkdoorgangen Delfzijl blijven toch open

De dijkdoorgangen in Delfzijl gaan zaterdag toch niet dicht. De waterstand zal niet hoger komen dan 2,90 meter boven NAP en dat is 10 centimeter onder het kritieke peil waarbij de coupures worden gesloten.

Sat 2014-12-20.11:14 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

You have a 'SIMPLE QUESTION'? Well, the answer is NO

Old man, take a look at my wife

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Old Man by Neil Young

Sat 2014-12-20.09:00 | [The Register]

08:53

[Slashdot]

How a 3D Printer Let a Dog Run For the First Time

Nerval's Lobster writes Ever since 3-D printing began to enter the mainstream, people have discussed the technology's potential for building prosthetic arms and legs for human beings. But what about doing the same for dogs? In one of those videos that ends up circulated endlessly on the Internet, a dog named Derby, born with a congenital deformity that deprived him of front paws, is outfitted with a pair of 3-D-printed prosthetics. With those "legs" in place, the dog can run for the first time, at a pretty good clip. Both the prosthetics and the video were produced by 3D Systems, which builds 3-D printers, and it seems likely that other 3-D-printing companies will explore the possibility of printing off parts for pets. And while the idea of a cyborg pooch is heartwarming, it will be interesting to see how 3D printers will continue to advance the realm of human prosthetics, which have become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Sat 2014-12-20.08:35 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Jager met 34 krokodillenkoppen opgepakt in Australië

Politieagenten hebben in het water nabij Cairns, in het noordoosten van Australië, deze week een lugubere buit aangetroffen. In een boot van een krokodillenjager vonden ze 34 krokodillenkoppen en 12 krokodillenklauwen.

Sat 2014-12-20.08:44 | [NU - Algemeen]

08:33

[NU - Internet]

Podcast: Film geschrapt na Sony-hack en de Galaxy S6

In de podcast De week van NUtech bespreekt de techredactie van NU.nl iedere week het belangrijkste technieuws. Deze week hebben we het over het privacybeleid van Facebook en Google, het annuleren van de film The Interview na de hack bij Sony en de Galaxy S6.

Sun 2014-12-21.15:07 | [NU - Internet]

08:13

[The Register]

Europe: Hold my wine glass, I've got an internet govt to build

Like ICANN's NetMundial but with an actual goal and without the boycotts

The European Commission has signed a contract to create a system that will gather up the world's policies on governing the internet, and put 'em all under one roof. That way, people can look over them and work out how to best run the 'net.…

Sat 2014-12-20.08:02 | [The Register]

07:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Moerdijk neemt eerste huizen over in kader vertrekregeling

Zeker twaalf huiseigenaren in het dorp Moerdijk kunnen volgend jaar verhuizen omdat de gemeente hun huis koopt. De gemeente heeft de eerste aanvragen afgelopen week goedgekeurd.

Sat 2014-12-20.07:27 | [NU - Algemeen]

06:53

[Fast Company]

Staples Says 1.16 Million Credit Cards Compromised By Hackers

The attacks took place between July and October.

In October, Staples said it was looking into a potential security breach involving its point-of-sales systems. Now the results are in, and it's ugly.

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Fri 2014-12-19.22:55 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Inside The Chinese Town That Makes Your Christmas Ornaments

Hell on Earth, good will to men.

What does the inside of Santa's Christmas Workshop look like? Like a sequin-covered slaughterhouse. The ornaments you hang on your tree and the stocking you sling near the chimney aren't made at the North Pole by elves: as explained by the Guardian, they're made in sweatshops in the Chinese city of Yiwu, about 180 miles from Shanghai.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-12-19.16:43 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

An Elegant iPhone Speaker Dock Made Out Of Cararra Marble

How do you know marble's coming back into style? Designers are making iPhone docks out of it.

Marble is winning me over in 2014. Just a year ago, the only objects I owned made out of marble were salt-and-pepper shakers that my wife wouldn't let me get rid of. Fast forward a year, and I'm lusting after the Ovo, an iPhone speaker made out of a beveled cylinder of marble that looks just gorgeous.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-12-19.16:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Nike Lawsuit: How 3 Top Designers Allegedly Stole IP And Left For Adidas

Co.Design obtained Nike's lawsuit against three former designers who left to found an Adidas design studio. Here are the highlights.

There are no two bigger rivals in business than Nike and Adidas. Nike owns a 17% share of the global sportswear market, Adidas owns 12%. Nike has leveraged cutting-edge design to increase its foothold, while Adidas has watched sales plummet, even following its $150 million World Cup sponsorship.

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Fri 2014-12-19.13:30 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Design Legend Louise Fili Photographs The Gorgeous Typography Of Italy

Fili shares her three-decade love affair with Italy's typography and vintage signage in a gorgeous new book.

Renowned Italian-American designer Louise Fili's love of typography and graphic arts stems from a specific moment during her first trip to Italy, at age 16: As she was leaving the Milan airport, a striking billboard for the classic Baci Perugina chocolates caught her eye.

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Fri 2014-12-19.13:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

The 2014 Gift Guide: What To Get Creatives (And Those Who Want To Be More Creative)

The creative-minded folks in your life aren't going to be satisfied with an ironic sweater anymore.

Geese are fattening, old men are awaiting haypennies (whatever those are) in their hats, and Christmas (or whatever) is fast approaching. And while you almost certainly have great ideas for the boring people in your life (what up, gift card!), more creative friends/family members/co-workers require more consideration: their gifts have to be both genuinely useful and clever enough to make it clear that you know them well. To that end, we've assembled a can't-miss gift guide for the creative folks in your life, to ensure that they'll be inspired and equipped going into 2015.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-12-19.12:43 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Free App Friday: 5 Time-Saving Gems For Your Smartphone

Spend a little time to set up and use these apps; save a lot of time in the long run.

No matter how well you manage your time, there never seems to be enough of it. And time is like money: sometimes you've got to spend it to make it. Here are a handful of apps that are worth the time spent to set them up. We'll leave money out of the equation, though: These are all free.

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Fri 2014-12-19.12:00 | [Fast Company]
[Webwereld Feed]

ADV: Gratis 2 GB Opslag Online

Met Opslag Online kunt u overal op een veilige manier uw bestanden opslaan en delen, ongeacht uw apparaat. Uw data staan in Nederlandse ISO gecertificeerde datacenters

Sat 2014-12-20.08:00 | [Webwereld Feed]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell - Jagen op de duivel

In Gat Out of Hell ben je niet langer de baas van de Saints. Als Johnny Gat of Kinzie Kensington ga je de onderwereld in om daar de Boss te bevrijden uit de klauwen van de duivel.

Sat 2014-12-20.06:00 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

The correct reaction to hearing me come home

Isn't to bound through the cat door but to check to see if I have unlatched it yet, which as it happened I had not.

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

Sat 2014-12-20.06:08 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Nicked from Nick

BILL, THE GALACTIC HERO TRAILER

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

Sat 2014-12-20.05:57 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[The Register]

Staples comes clean: 1+ million bank cards at risk after hack

Run for the tills! Run for the tills!

Staples says malware that infected its registers in 115 stores had access to bank card numbers from 1.16 MILLION customers.…

Sat 2014-12-20.00:40 | [The Register]

06:33

[Slashdot]

Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

wiredmikey writes Just hours after the FBI and President Obama called out North Korea as being responsible for the destructive cyber attack against Sony Pictures, US-CERT issued an alert describing the primary malware used by the attackers, along with indicators of compromise. While not mentioning Sony by name in its advisory, instead referring to the victim as a "major entertainment company," US-CERT said that the attackers used a Server Message Block (SMB) Worm Tool to conduct the attacks. According to the advisory, the SMB Worm Tool is equipped with five components, including a Listening Implant, Lightweight Backdoor, Proxy Tool, Destructive Hard Drive Tool, and Destructive Target Cleaning Tool. US-CERT also provided a list of the Indicators of Compromise (IOCs), which include C2 IP addresses, Snort signatures for the various components, host based Indicators, potential YARA signatures to detect malware binaries on host machines, and recommended security practices and tactical mitigations.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Sat 2014-12-20.05:55 | [Slashdot]

04:13

[Slashdot]

Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards

mpicpp writes with this excerpt from Fortune: Staples said Friday afternoon that nearly 1.16 million customer payment cards may have been affected in a data breach under investigation since October. The office-supply retailer said two months ago that it was working with law enforcement officials to look into a possible hacking of its customers' credit card data. Staples said in October that it had learned of a potential data theft at several of its U.S. stores after multiple banks noticed a pattern of payment card fraud suggesting the company computer systems had been breached. Now, Staples believes that point-of-sale systems at 115 Staples locations were infected with malware that thieves may have used to steal customers' names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes, Staples said on Friday. At all but two of those stores, the malware would have had access to customer data for purchases made between August 10 and September 16 of this year. At the remaining two stores, the malware was active from July 20 through September 16, the company said.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Sat 2014-12-20.03:20 | [Slashdot]

03:33

[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Oh Willy Ley No

"Not quite half a millennium ago, Man began to break out of his original home, comprised of Europe, Asia, and Africa."

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

Sat 2014-12-20.02:13 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]

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