Mon 2014-11-24

18:33

[The Register]

Huawei Enterprise UK helmsman Poskett sails off to Dell

Industry vet poached for enterprise solutions biz

Texan tech baron Dell has poached the boss of Huawei Enterprise UK, Dave Poskett, as deputy head of one of its Blighty-based divisions.…

Mon 2014-11-24.16:59 | [The Register]

18:13

[NU - Algemeen]

Amerikaanse minister van Defensie stapt op

De Amerikaanse minister van Defensie Chuck Hagel stapt op. Dat meldde de Amerikaanse president Barack Obama maandag tijdens een ingelaste perconferentie.

Mon 2014-11-24.17:20 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Coentunnel in beide richtingen dicht door storing

De Coentunnel, onderdeel van de ringweg A10 om Amsterdam, is maandagavond in beide richtingen afgesloten in verband met een technische storing.

Mon 2014-11-24.18:19 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Kerry ziet vooruitgang in overleg met Iran

In het overleg over het nucleair programma van Iran is de laatste dagen een ''werkelijke en wezenlijke vooruitgang'' geboekt, maar er zijn nog enkele belangrijke meningsverschillen.

Mon 2014-11-24.18:06 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Asscher begrijpt dat Turkse jongeren niet blij zijn met IS-onderzoek

Minister Lodewijk Asscher van Sociale Zaken begrijpt heel goed waarom een groep politiek actieve Turkse jongeren baalt van een onderzoek waaruit blijkt dat er in hun kring massale steun zou bestaan voor terreurbewegingen als IS.

Mon 2014-11-24.17:56 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Grote brand op bedrijventerrein Venray

Op een bedrijventerrein in het Limburgse Venray is maandagmiddag een zeer grote brand uitgebroken.

Mon 2014-11-24.18:22 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

D66 wil dat 2015 jaar van de privacy wordt

D66-Kamerlid Gerard Schouw wil dat het kabinet volgend jaar uitroept tot 'jaar van de privacy' en daarin een hele 'privacy-agenda' gaat afwerken. 

Mon 2014-11-24.17:52 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Belgian upstart to 'bridge gap' between object, block storage. Or that’s the plan at least

Blockject? Watch out, VMware 'n' pals

Interview Belgian startup incubator Cloudfounders is working to have a pool of Seagate Kinetic drives provide block storage for virtual machines, as traditional object storage can't cope? Er, what gives?…

Mon 2014-11-24.18:04 | [The Register]
[The Register]

iPhone sales set to PLUMMET: Bleak times ahead for Apple

Dismal start to 2015 on the cards

Ming the Merciless has predicted Apple will face a grim start to 2015 with iPhone sales plummeting by up to a third.…

Mon 2014-11-24.16:31 | [The Register]

17:53

[Slashdot]

NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

An anonymous reader writes "Two private companies, Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources, have received contracts from NASA to study asteroid redirection and will pursue their plans of asteroid mining. From the article: "Deep Space Industries is planning to build a number of dense spacecrafts called FireFlies, and they plan on sending the satellites on one way missions to gather information about the density, shape, composition and size of an asteroid. They also have plans to build a spacecraft called Dragonfly, which has the purpose of catching asteroids. The asteroid material will be collected and returned to Earth by 'Harvesters'. Planetary Resources, on the other hand, plans to build a number of middle sized and small telescopes that will be capable of examining asteroids near the planet Earth for economic potential. They already have the telescopes Arkyd 300, Arkyd 200 and the Arkyd 100, each having its own specific systems."

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Mon 2014-11-24.17:38 | [Slashdot]

17:33

[The Register]

Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts

Complain to Ofcom that telco has 'effective monopoly'

Updated Blighty's broadband providers are once again at Ofcom to do something about the alleged monopoly they believe former national telco BT maintains in the business broadband sector.…

Mon 2014-11-24.15:59 | [The Register]
[The Register]

DEATH by COMMENTS: WordPress XSS vuln is BIGGEST for YEARS

Trio of XSS turns attackers into admins

An estimated 86 per cent of WordPress websites harbour a dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) hole in the popular comment system plugin, in what researcher Jouko Pynnonen calls the most serious flaw in five years. The bug could provide a pathway for attacking visitors' machines.…

Mon 2014-11-24.03:02 | [The Register]

17:13

[Slashdot]

Ohio College Building Indoor Drone Pavilion

First time accepted submitter Greenargie points out this story about an indoor flying pavilion for drones being built at a college in southwestern Ohio. An indoor flying pavilion for students to test and fly drones will be built at a college in southwestern Ohio. Sinclair Community College officials say the 40-foot high pavilion resembling a traditional aircraft hangar will be built adjacent to a building in Dayton that houses some of its education and training programs in unmanned aerial systems and aviation. The indoor pavilion will allow students to fly drones without having to deal with weather issues or Federal Aviation Administration restrictions on flying them outdoors, said Andrew Shepherd, director of Sinclair's unmanned aerial systems program. Congress has directed the FAA to integrate drones into civilian manned airspace by next fall. The agency currently allows unmanned aircraft to be flown only under controlled conditions.

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Mon 2014-11-24.16:55 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Internet]

Google maakt toegang van apparaten inzichtelijk

Google maakt via een speciale pagina inzichtelijk welke apparaten precies toegang hebben tot het Google-account van gebruikers.

Mon 2014-11-24.17:10 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Google dodges 'costly' legal precedent, settles Daniel Hegglin case

Search giant saves blushes in online abuse case

Google has avoided a costly legal precedent by settling out of court in an online abuse case due to be heard in the High Court today, legal experts have said.…

Mon 2014-11-24.17:07 | [The Register]
[The Register]

HDS, HP leapfrog NetApp in the land of the MAGIC QUADRANT

Gartner points to critical capabilities for decision

The gnomic Gartnerites have promoted HDS and HP over NetApp in their 2014 general purpose array magic quadrant, with an explanation of the concept given here.…

Mon 2014-11-24.15:13 | [The Register]

16:53

[Fast Company]

The Rejectors: How The Most Selective Gatekeepers Say "No"

A matchmaker, casting director, a former Stanford admissions officer, and a book publisher share their philosophies on saying "no."

Everybody needs to say "no" sometimes. But not everybody needs to say it to the about 30,000 hopeful high school students who don't get into Stanford every year. Or to the hundreds of authors who hope to sell a book to a top publisher. Or to the many actors hoping for a single part in a television show or movie.

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Mon 2014-11-24.14:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

The Recommender: Holiday Edition

What are you loving this month?

1. Beth Comstock
CMO, GE

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Mon 2014-11-24.12:00 | [Fast Company]
[Webwereld Feed]

4 alternatieven voor de Turingtest

Van Lovelace-test naar Ebert-test.

Mon 2014-11-24.15:07 | [Webwereld Feed]
[LWN.net]

Kernel prepatch 3.18-rc6

The 3.18-rc6 prepatch is out, right on schedule. Linus says: "Steady progress towards final release, although we still have a big unknown worry in a regression that Dave Jones reported and that we haven't solved yet. In the process of chasing that one down, there's been a fair amount of looking at various low-level details, and that found some dubious issues, but no smoking gun yet."

Mon 2014-11-24.15:39 | [LWN.net]
[http://tweakers.net/]

ARM neemt ssl-ontwikkelaar PolarSSL over

PolarSSL, een bedrijf dat onder dezelfde naam zowel een gratis opensource als een commerciële ssl-bibliotheek in de aanbieding heeft, meldt dat het is overgenomen door chipontwerper ARM. Het is nog onduidelijk wat de plannen van ARM met PolarSSL zijn.

Mon 2014-11-24.16:03 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Tweaker maakt Snake op toetsenbord speelbaar door hacken van firmware

Tweaker, modder en hacker Sprite_tm heeft de firmware van een Coolermaster Quickfire Rapid-I toetsenbord zo aangepast dat hij met behulp van de achtergrondverlichting op het keyboard Snake kan spelen. Daarvoor moest hij eerst de beveiligde firmware zien te kraken.

Mon 2014-11-24.15:10 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Intel stelt Broxton-soc voor high-end smartphones en tablets uit tot 2016

Intel komt in 2016 met de Broxton-soc voor high-end mobiele producten. De op 14nm geproduceerde quadcore komt daarmee later dan Intel aanvankelijk beloofde. De processor moet waarschijnlijk de concurrentie met krachtige Snapdragons- en Exynos-socs aangaan.

Mon 2014-11-24.15:09 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Kabinet: privacywaakhond mag meer en hogere boetes geven

Het College bescherming persoonsgegevens krijgt als het aan het kabinet ligt de bevoegdheid om meer boetes en hogere boetes op te leggen. CBP-boetes zijn nu nog maximaal 4500 euro; dat wordt straks maximaal 810.000 euro, als een wetswijziging wordt goedgekeurd.

Mon 2014-11-24.14:45 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Gerucht: Sony introduceert Xperia Z4 en Z4 Ultra begin januari

Sony gaat naar verluidt de Xperia Z4 en de grotere Z4 Ultra begin januari presenteren. Volgens nieuwe geruchten krijgt de camera een update en wordt de processor de Qualcomm Snapdragon 805-soc, waar concurrenten mogelijk overstappen op de Snapdragon 810.

Mon 2014-11-24.14:19 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Unchecky 0.3.4

Versie 0.3.4 van Unchecky is verschenen. Er zijn een hoop leuke en goede programma's op internet te vinden die gratis aangeboden worden. Omdat de ontwikkelaars ook moeten eten, worden zij vaak betaald om hun programma's te bundelen met software van derden, om een toolbar mee te leveren of om de startpagina en zoekmachine in de webbrowser aan te passen. Unchecky draait als een service op de achtergrond, herkent vele installatieprocessen en past de instellingen zo aan dat deze extra ongewenste zaken niet geïnstalleerd worden. Zet je ze per ongeluk toch aan, dan wordt er een extra waarschuwing getoond. In deze release is de ondersteuning voor Java verbeterd, zijn enkele vertalingen bijgewerkt en is er een foutje weggewerkt.

Mon 2014-11-24.13:51 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Kodi 14.0 bèta 4

De ontwikkeling van van Kodi is in volle gang en inmiddels is de vierde bètarelease uitgekomen. Kodi is de nieuwe naam voor XBMC Media Center en deze crossplatform-mediacentersoftware wordt ontwikkeld voor Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, AppleTV en de Raspberry Pi. Versie 14.0, die codenaam Helix heeft gekregen, bevat naast de nieuwe naam geen grote veranderingen, maar wordt door de ontwikkelaars als een stability-release aangeduidt. Nieuw is onder meer een nieuwere versie van ffmpeg, waardoor nu ook het afspelen van h.265-bestanden mogelijk is. De changelog voor bèta 4 kan hieronder worden gevonden.

Mon 2014-11-24.13:51 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Alle NOS Journaal-uitzendingen zijn in voorjaar 2015 in hd te zien

Vanaf het voorjaar van 2015 zijn alle uitzendingen van het NOS Journaal en Nieuwsuur in hd te zien, belooft de NOS. De meeste uitzendingen, behalve die van 6 en 8 uur 's avonds, zijn nu al in hogere kwaliteit te zien.

Mon 2014-11-24.13:44 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

'Geavanceerde malware viel onder meer België aan' - update 2

Onderzoekers van Symantec hebben spionagemalware ontdekt die waarschijnlijk van een overheid afkomstig is en die onder meer Belgische computers zou hebben getroffen. De malware was onder meer in staat om bestanden te stelen.

Mon 2014-11-24.08:16 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[Schneier on Security]

New Kryptos Clue

Jim Sanborn has given he world another clue to the fourth cyphertext in his Kryptos sculpture at the CIA headquarters.

Older posts on Kryptos.

Mon 2014-11-24.13:54 | [Schneier on Security]

16:33

[Slashdot]

Class-Action Suit Claims Copyright Enforcement Company Made Harassing Robo-calls

An anonymous reader writes Morgan Pietz, one of the lawyers who took on Prenda Law, has a new target in his sights: copyright enforcement company, Rightscorp. In a class action suit (pdf) Pietz claims the company made illegal, harassing robo-calls to people who were accused of illegal downloading and by doing so Rightscorp broke the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which limits how automated calling devices can be used. "They robo-called Jeanie Reif's cell phone darn near every day for a couple of months," Pietz said. "And there could be thousands of members of this class."

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Mon 2014-11-24.16:12 | [Slashdot]

15:53

[Slashdot]

Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

An anonymous reader writes Apple will donate a portion of their sales from online and retail stores on Cyber Monday and Black Friday as a contribution to the worldwide fight against AIDS. Apple kicks off a two-week fundraising campaign for RED, the charity started by U2 lead singer Bono and Bobby Shriver. It includes 25 partnering app-makers, from Angry Birds to Toca Boca, which will donate all proceeds from purchases of their apps or in-app upgrades. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: "Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give. For eight years, our customers have been helping fight AIDS in Africa by funding life-saving treatments which are having a profoundly positive impact. This year we are launching our biggest fundraising push yet with the participation of Apple's retail and online stores, and some of the brightest minds in the App Store are lending their talents to the effort as well."

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Mon 2014-11-24.15:30 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

New Snapchat Snapcash service inspires amateur PORN STARS

Profitless firm puts hopes in tip jar

The advent of Snapchat's new mobile micropayments system, Snapcash, has spawned a new business sector: users who are keen to get paid in cold hard cash for their amateur porn efforts.…

Mon 2014-11-24.15:36 | [The Register]

15:33

[Slashdot]

Multi-National Crew Reaches Space Station

An anonymous reader writes A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station. Aboard the capsule are Russian Anton Shkaplerov, Nasa's Terry Virts and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy's first female astronaut. "I think that 100 years from now, 500 years from now, people will look back on this as the initial baby steps that we took going into the solar system," Virts told a pre-launch press conference. "In the same way that we look back on Columbus and the other explorers 500 years ago, this is the way people will look at this time in history."

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Mon 2014-11-24.15:07 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Voorlopige hechtenis Holleeder weer opgeschort

Willem Holleeder hoeft de kerstdagen niet door te brengen in de gevangenis. Zijn voorlopige hechtenis in het grootschalige Andes-proces is voor de tweede keer opgeschort, dit maal tot het afronden van de zaak eind januari.

Mon 2014-11-24.15:38 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

CBP mag vaker en hogere boetes uitdelen bij privacyschending

Het College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (CBP) krijgt de bevoegdheid om in meer gevallen boetes uit te delen. Bovendien kunnen deze boetes hoger zijn dan nu het geval is.

Mon 2014-11-24.17:44 | [NU - Internet]

15:13

[Slashdot]

Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

MojoKid writes After years of working on prototype vehicles, multiple car companies have announced a major push for hydrogen fuel cell automobiles. At the LA Auto Show last week, Toyota showed off its Mirai, a four-door passenger sedan with a $57,500 base sticker price and a hydrogen-only fuel system. Honda recently delayed its hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle until 2016, while Hyundai is planning to build 1000 fuel-cell powered Tucson's by the end of the year. Currently, most proposed hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are actually combined hydrogen-electric designs. Hydrogen gas, under enormous pressure, is used to drive a generator, which then charges a lithium-ion battery. Toyota plans to sell up to 3,000 Mirai a year by 2017, which would put it well below Tesla's own sales projections for its Model S — but at a lower overall price point. The pressurized fuel tanks in the Mirai can hold a total of 122 liters of hydrogen for an estimated range of 300 miles. A standard gasoline-powered car with a 122L capacity at 30mpg would be capable of traveling 960 miles. Proponents of hydrogen point to the vastly improved fueling time (roughly equal that of gasoline) as opposed to the 20-60 minutes required to recharge a vehicle like Tesla's Model S.

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Mon 2014-11-24.14:47 | [Slashdot]

14:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Dekker erkent 'grijs gebied' bij taak publieke omroep

Ook bij de strengere taakomschrijving van de publieke omroep zal er discussie blijven bestaan of programma's wel van publieke waarde zijn.

Mon 2014-11-24.16:07 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Turkse president Erdogan vindt vrouwen en mannen 'niet gelijk'

De Turkse president Recep Tayyip Erdogan heeft maandag op een top over Vrouwen en Recht gezegd dat mannen en vrouwen niet gelijk zijn en dat vrouwen prioriteit moeten geven aan het moederschap.

Mon 2014-11-24.16:01 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Zwitsers museum accepteert geroofde kunst Gurlitt

Het Kunstmuseum in de Zwitserse hoofdstad Bern heeft de collectie van kunstverzamelaar Cornelius Gurlitt aanvaard.

Mon 2014-11-24.14:41 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Nieuwe deadline voor akkoord met Iran over nucleair programma

Het overleg in Wenen van zes grote mogendheden met Iran over het nucleaire programma van dat land gaat half december verder. Eind juni moet er een definitief akkoord zijn. 

Mon 2014-11-24.16:52 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Netflix in Frankrijk aangeklaagd om gebruiksvoorwaarden

Filmstreamingdienst Netflix wordt in Frankrijk aangeklaagd door de consumentenbond CLCV. De organisatie meent dat de gebruiksvoorwaarden van Netflix de wet overtreden.

Mon 2014-11-24.14:46 | [NU - Internet]

14:33

[The Register]

New job in 2015? The Reg guide to getting out and moving on

The planning starts now

Official stats show the British economy is recovering, with a huge demand for tech jobs across the board, and the storm of outsourcing and offshoring seen over the last few years now abating. Even those in Whitehall are hiring, bringing back in-house the planning and execution smarts they previously let go.…

Mon 2014-11-24.14:22 | [The Register]

14:13

[Slashdot]

Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

HughPickens.com writes Kate Briquelet reports in the NY Post that Principal Mark Federman of East Side Community HS has invited the New York Civil Liberties Union to give a two-day training session to 450 students on interacting with police. "We're not going to candy-coat things — we have a problem in our city that's affecting young men of color and all of our students," says Federman. "It's not about the police being bad. This isn't anti-police as much as it's pro-young people ... It's about what to do when kids are put in a position where they feel powerless and uncomfortable." The hourlong workshops — held in small classroom sessions during advisory periods — focused on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program and how to exercise Fourth Amendment rights when being stopped and questioned in a car or at home. Some law-enforcement experts say the NYCLU is going beyond civics lessons and doling out criminal-defense advice. "It's unlikely that a high school student would come away with any other conclusion than the police are a fearful group to be avoided at all costs," says Eugene O'Donnell, a former police officer and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. NYCLU representatives told kids to be polite and to keep their hands out of their pockets. But they also told students they don't have to show ID or consent to searches, that it's best to remain silent, and how to file a complaint against an officer. Candis Tolliver, NYCLU's associate director for advocacy, says was the first time she trained an entire high school. "This is not about teaching kids how to get away with a crime or being disrespectful. This is about making sure both sides are walking away from the situation safe and in control."

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Mon 2014-11-24.14:05 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

BT in talks to RE-SLURP O2 after spitting it out a decade ago

In talks with Spanish owner Telefonica

BT could be the new owner of Blighty mobe network O2 if talks with Spanish parent Telefonica go well.…

Mon 2014-11-24.13:59 | [The Register]

13:53

[The Register]

Logicalis splits with UK sales director Brooker after five months

'So long and thanks for all the cheese'

After less than five months on the job Logicalis sales director Tony Brooker has left the Slough-based integrator, sources have told The Channel.…

Mon 2014-11-24.13:48 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Bubble-licious: Good times here again for UK tech startups – research

VCs pumping in that money like it's 2001

The level of venture capitalist (VC) investment being pumped into UK and Irish tech companies is now "reminiscent" of the early 2000s, with funding for the third quarter of 2014 double that of a year ago, according to research.…

Mon 2014-11-24.13:39 | [The Register]
[The Register]

'Regin': The 'New Stuxnet' spook-grade SOFTWARE WEAPON described

'A degree of technical competence rarely seen'

A highly advanced malware instance said to be as sophisticated as the famous Stuxnet and Duqu has has been detected. "Regin" has security researchers opining it may be nastier than both.…

Mon 2014-11-24.06:58 | [The Register]

13:33

[Fast Company]

5 Difficult Conversations Managers Hate To Have

No employee wants to hear "you're fired" or "you're not getting a raise," but it's no picnic for the manager either.

From delivering poor performance reviews to telling someone that their coworkers have been complaining about them, no one likes to be the bearer of bad news, but as a manager, it's likely that you'll face at least a few instances where you're required to confront an employee.

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Mon 2014-11-24.11:38 | [Fast Company]
[Webwereld Feed]

Oeps, ledenadministratie Piratenpartij gehackt

En dat nog wel tijdens de ALV.

Mon 2014-11-24.10:08 | [Webwereld Feed]
[http://tweakers.net/]

UPC gaat wifi-module van Horizon Mediabox voor Wifispots activeren

UPC wil op termijn de geïntegreerde wifi-module in de Horizon Mediaboxen activeren om dienst te doen als Wifispot. Tot nu toe gebruikt de kabelaar nog losse kabelmodems om Wifispot aan te bieden, maar de Horizon Mediaboxen beschikken over een intern kabelmodem.

Mon 2014-11-24.13:06 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Fractal Design R5: hoe goed beter kan worden

Na twee jaar heeft Fractal Design een nieuwe behuizing in zijn populaire Define-serie uitgebracht. De nieuwste Define R5 biedt een zeer goede mix tussen features, prestaties en prijs.

Mon 2014-11-24.13:00 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Dot Gent Registry geeft aanvraag .gent-domeinnamen vrij

De domeinextensie .gent is voor iedereen opengesteld. De extensie was in eerdere fases nog voorbehouden aan Gentenaars, Gentse bedrijven en non-profitorganisaties met betrekking op de regio, maar die beperking is met ingang van maandag komen te vervallen.

Mon 2014-11-24.12:40 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

ASML verkoopt productierijpe euv-chipmachines aan TSMC

ASML heeft bekendgemaakt dat het twee NXE:3350B-chipmachines op basis van euv-lithografietechniek aan TSMC heeft verkocht. Dit zijn de eerste euv-machines die TSMC gaat inzetten voor de productie. Het chipbedrijf had al wel testmachines.

Mon 2014-11-24.12:07 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Sony: cpu vormt de bottleneck bij Planetside 2 op PlayStation 4

De AMD-cpu van de PlayStation 4 zorgt er volgens Sony Online Entertainment soms voor dat PlanetSide 2 met lage framerates kampt. De consoleversie doet volgens de ontwikkelaar in grafisch opzicht weinig voor de pc-versie onder, maar de PS4-processor werkt soms belemmerend.

Mon 2014-11-24.11:37 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

7+ Taskbar Tweaker 4.5.6

Versie 4.5.6 van 7+ Taskbar Tweaker is uitgekomen. Met dit programma kan de taakbalk van Windows 7 en 8 worden aangepast. Zo kan worden aangegeven welke programma's wel of niet worden gegroepeerd, kan de volgorde van items worden aangepast en kunnen verschillende schermen tegelijk geminimaliseerd of gesloten worden. In deze uitgave zijn de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen aangebracht:

Mon 2014-11-24.10:59 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

OpenELEC 5.0 bèta 4

De vierde bètarelease van versie 5.0 van het Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center is uitgekomen. Deze Linux-distributie is gebaseerd op XBMC/Kodi en kan een computer tot een volwaardige htpc omtoveren. OpenELEC is eenvoudig te installeren, onderhouden en gebruiken, en is verder klein en razendsnel. De belangrijkste verandering in versie 5.0 is de overstap van XBMC 13.2 naar Kodi 14, dat momenteel ook in bèta is. Verder wordt er een nieuwere versie van de Linux-kernel gebruikt, is OpenSSL vervangen door LibreSSL en is ondersteuning voor de eerste generatie Apple TV komen te vervallen. In bèta 4 zijn verder nog de volgende veranderingen doorgevoerd:

Mon 2014-11-24.10:59 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

HandBrake 0.10.0

De finalrelease van HandBrake versie 0.10.0 is verschenen. Dit opensource- en multithreaded programma, dat beschikbaar is voor Windows, Linux en OS X, kan filmbestanden omzetten naar videobestanden met een h264- of mpeg4-beeldindeling en een aac-, ac3-, mp3- of Ogg Vorbis-geluidsindeling. In versie 0.10.0 zijn onder meer diverse nieuwe encoders toegevoegd, waaronder h.265 en Intel QuickSync Video. De release notes voor deze uitgave kunnen hieronder worden gevonden.

Mon 2014-11-24.10:50 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Pidgin 2.10.11

Versie 2.10.11 van Pidgin is uitgekomen. Dit multiprotocol-instantmessagingprogramma kan overweg met de netwerken van AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, irc, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, Silc, Simple, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo en Zephyr. Tijdens de installatie kan uit maar liefst zeventig verschillende talen worden gekozen en kan spellingscontrole worden toegevoegd. Binaries zijn beschikbaar voor Windows, maar de broncode kan onder Linux worden gecompileerd. Het programma is ook prima in Gnome en de KDE SC te integreren. De OS X-port wordt uitgebracht onder de naam Adium. De changelog laat de volgende lijst met veranderingen en verbeteringen zien.

Mon 2014-11-24.10:47 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Cyberduck 4.6 build 15810

Versie 4.6 van Cyberduck is uitgekomen. Dit programma, dat onder een gpl-licentie wordt uitgebracht, is een ftp-, sftp- en webdav-client, en heeft daarnaast ondersteuning voor diverse cloudopslagdiensten die van S3 of de OpenStack-api gebruikmaken. Het programma beschikt over een overzichtelijke interface en ondersteunt technieken als Spotlight, Bonjour, Keychain, Applescript en Growl. Daarnaast kun je gebruikmaken van verschillende, al geïnstalleerde teksteditors, waaronder BBEdit, TextWrangler, TextMate, Mi, Smultron en CSSEdit. Cyberduck is in een groot aantal talen te gebruiken, waaronder het Nederlands. In deze uitgave zijn de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen aangebracht:

Mon 2014-11-24.10:47 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Hacker had toegang tot ledenadministratie Piratenpartij

Een hacker is binnengedrongen in de databases van de Piratenpartij. Daarbij is mogelijk ook de ledenadministratie toegankelijk geweest. De partij onderzoekt momenteel nog of er daadwerkelijk gegevens zijn gedownload uit de databases.

Mon 2014-11-24.09:50 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[The Register]

We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

Beats Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Elementary

Review Linux Mint 17.1 is the first example of what the Mint project team can do when they're focused on their own system rather than on making the latest Ubuntu work with Mint.…

Mon 2014-11-24.13:31 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Let's vote on breaking up Google, say MEPs with NO power to do any such thing

Choc teapot in Choc Factory melt threat

On Thursday this week, the European Parliament will vote on whether to break up ad and internet giants such as Google ... even though it has no real power to do so.…

Mon 2014-11-24.13:13 | [The Register]

13:13

[The Register]

HTML5 vs native: Harry Coder and the mudblood mobile app princes

Developers just want their ideas to generate money

HTML5 has offered salvation from the tyranny of apps for years, yet most mobile developers resolutely refuse to embrace the web. Despite HTML’s familiarity and promise of cross-device compatibility, native’s superior tooling and performance have convinced a generation of developers to go all in on native.…

Mon 2014-11-24.13:03 | [The Register]

12:53

[The Register]

Hands on: Implementing Azure Active Directory

Live learning

Our own Tim Phillips is joined by Paul Gregory, from QA, to deliver a live hands-on session on Azure Active Directory tomorrow at 11am. It’s your chance to learn from the experts and get answers to any questions you might have.…

Mon 2014-11-24.12:44 | [The Register]

12:33

[The Register]

We come bearing caviar: ISS 'nauts arrive at station in SPAAACE

Floating science lab gets holiday goodies

The latest members of the International Space Station's crew have arrived on board – and they come bearing gifts.…

Mon 2014-11-24.12:29 | [The Register]
[The Register]

IBM and Ericsson plot to deploy 5G. Never mind that it doesn't exist

Antennas. Tiny antennas. EVERYWHERE

Ericsson and IBM have announced a collaboration to jointly research phased-array antenna designs for 5G, which might prove interesting as nothing has yet been agreed on what 5G might involve.…

Mon 2014-11-24.12:14 | [The Register]

12:13

[The Register]

Businessman takes Google to High Court to block online abuse from search results

Wants search giant to wipe traces of anonymous postings

The case of former Morgan Stanley banker Daniel Hegglin, who is attempting to compel Google to block anonymous abusive posts against him, opened in the High Court today.…

Mon 2014-11-24.11:59 | [The Register]

11:33

[NU - Algemeen]

'Cruciale opdracht publieke omroep bedreigd

Met de plannen van staatssecretaris Sander Dekker (Media) om de opdracht voor de publieke omroep aan te scherpen, wordt de publieke taak bedreigd. Dat stelt SP-Kamerlid Jasper van Dijk maandag tijdens een Kamerdebat hierover.

Mon 2014-11-24.12:29 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

Want to arm that shark? Better get in there quick

Wannabe Bond villains who'd been planning a world-domination strategy involving sharks armed with a frikkin' lasers should be aware that Wicked Lasers has announced it's withdrawing its "horrendously dangerous" handheld death rays.…

Mon 2014-11-24.11:27 | [The Register]

11:13

[Slashdot]

Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

An anonymous reader sends word that the 2014 wireless spectrum license auction has surpassed $34 billion. "A government auction of airwaves for use in mobile broadband has blown through presale estimates, becoming the biggest auction in the Federal Communications Commission's history and signaling that wireless companies expect demand for Internet access by smartphones to continue to soar. And it's not over yet. Companies bid more than $34 billion as of Friday afternoon for six blocks of airwaves, totaling 65 megahertz of the electromagnetic spectrum, being sold by the F.C.C. That total is more than three times the $10.5 billion reserve price that the commission put on the sale, the first offering of previously unavailable airwaves in six years."

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Mon 2014-11-24.11:05 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Too 4K-ing expensive? Five full HD laptops for work and play

High-def desirables for a decent price

Product round-up The intense competition in the PC market means that you can now get some pretty decent laptops for less than £500. However, one common cost-cutting measure employed by most budget laptops is the use of a lower-res display – typically just 1366x768 pixels. Most likely these displays will still be called HD in the blurb, but that’s that because these panels easily accommodate 720p video – 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.…

Mon 2014-11-24.11:02 | [The Register]

10:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Geen vogelgriep in tien kilometerzone rond Kamperveen

Er is geen vogelgriep aangetroffen op de andere bedrijven in de tien kilometerzone rond het besmette pluimveebedrijf in Kamperveen. Dat bevestigt het ministerie van Economische Zaken maandag aan NU.nl.

Mon 2014-11-24.10:41 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Rutte wil nog meer openheid over financiën NAVO

De NAVO moet volgens premier Mark Rutte nog meer openheid geven over de financiën. 

Mon 2014-11-24.13:38 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Shaking that AAS: It's time for vendors to stop selling storage

They should follow Amazon's lead

Storagebod In the shower today, I thought back over a number of meetings with storage vendors I’ve had over the past couple of weeks. Almost without exception, they mentioned AWS and the other large cloud vendors as a major threat and compared their costs to them.…

Mon 2014-11-24.10:26 | [The Register]

10:13

[Webwereld Feed]

'Malware verspreid dankzij mislukte Microsoft-patch'

Basisprobleem waar Sandworm gebruik van maakte in 2012 al eens getackled.

Mon 2014-11-24.08:32 | [Webwereld Feed]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Tesla wil samen met BMW aan accu- en laadtechnologie werken

Tesla Motors voert onderhandelingen met het Duitse BMW. De autobouwers overwegen om samen accutechnologie en technologie voor laadpunten te ontwikkelen. Tesla is ook geïnteresseerd in de lichte koolstofvezelonderdelen die BMW bouwt.

Mon 2014-11-24.10:02 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Google geeft Chromebook-kopers tijdelijk 1TB Drive-opslag

Google is een tijdelijk actie gestart die kopers van een nieuwe Chromebook tot 1 januari 2015 de tijd geeft om 1TB online Drive-opslag te verkrijgen. De opslagcapaciteit op Drive blijft twee jaar zonder kosten te gebruiken.

Mon 2014-11-24.08:08 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Tweakers roept 24 november uit tot Nationale Verander Je Wachtwoorden Dag

Tweakers heeft het voortouw genomen om 24 november uit te roepen tot de nationale Verander Je Wachtwoorden-Dag. Het initiatief wordt gesteund door onder meer het Openbaar Ministerie en is gezien recente voorbeelden helaas hard nodig.

Mon 2014-11-24.07:00 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Blood Sport laat gamers echt bloed verliezen als ze geraakt worden

De makers van Blood Sport hebben een manier bedacht om bloeddonaties te stimuleren. Zij hebben een concept ontworpen om spelers echt bloed te laten verliezen als zij in de game worden geraakt door kogels.

Sun 2014-11-23.12:32 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Apparently I forgot to mention this here

I am a juror for the Speculative Literature Foundation's 2015 Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant. Press release to come but here's a relevant site.

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Mon 2014-11-24.07:22 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[NU - Algemeen]

Zeker zeventien doden na overstromingen in Marokko

Na hevige regen in het zuiden van Marokko zijn bij overstromingen zeker zeventien mensen om het leven gekomen. Achttien mensen worden vermist.

Mon 2014-11-24.10:01 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Ledenadministratie en webmail Piratenpartij gehackt

De Nederlandse Piratenpartij is gehackt. Een indringer heeft toegang gehad tot onder meer de ledenadministratie en webmail van de partij.

Mon 2014-11-24.10:05 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Gov.UK annual IT spend edges down... to £4.3 BEEELLION

But billions still going on backoffice

Government IT costs edged down by 8.5 per cent across the nine biggest Whitehall spenders to £4.3bn for 2013/14 compared with the previous year.…

Mon 2014-11-24.10:02 | [The Register]

09:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Man wordt in Radboudumc Nijmegen onderzocht op ebola

In het Radboudumc in Nijmegen is maandagochtend vroeg een man opgenomen die mogelijk de ernstige ziekte ebola heeft. 

Mon 2014-11-24.13:12 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Belgische stakers blokkeren haven Antwerpen

Stakers hebben maandag de haven van Antwerpen platgelegd. Volgens Belgische media blokkeren stakers de toegangswegen.

Mon 2014-11-24.12:55 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames

Security software outfit Avast are trying to figure out why the combination of recent Windows patches and updates to the latter company's software are breaking PCs.…

Mon 2014-11-24.09:32 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault

Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents

Last July, Dimension Data's Australian cloud went down for over 24 hours. Now the company says its assessment of the incident found those who suffered the most had themselves to blame, to a degree.…

Mon 2014-11-24.05:03 | [The Register]

09:13

[NU - Algemeen]

Files kosten bedrijfsleven tot 800 miljoen

De files op de Nederlandse snelwegen hebben het bedrijfsleven in 2013 tussen de 613 en 797 miljoen euro gekost.

Mon 2014-11-24.10:38 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Tientallen lijken geborgen uit bus Nepal

Een busongeluk van vorige week in Nepal blijkt minstens 47 mensen het leven te hebben gekost. 

Mon 2014-11-24.09:06 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

NASA revisits Europa with modern image-processing software

Do attempt landings here, says space agency, it looks VERY interesting

NASA has re-issued a famous image of Jovian moon Europa, after subjecting it to “modern image processing techniques” for the first time.…

Mon 2014-11-24.09:02 | [The Register]

08:33

[Slashdot]

Study: Space Rock Impacts Not Random

sciencehabit writes When it comes to small space rocks blowing up in Earth's atmosphere, not all days are created equal. Scientists have found that, contrary to what they thought, such events are not random, and these explosions may occur more frequently on certain days. Rather than random occurrences, many large airbursts might result from collisions between Earth and streams of debris associated with small asteroids or comets. The new findings may help astronomers narrow their search for objects in orbits that threaten Earth, the researchers suggest.

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Mon 2014-11-24.08:05 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

'Jordanië stuurt Syrische vluchtelingen terug'

Jordaanse autoriteiten sturen Syrische vluchtelingen terug naar Syrië. Het gaat daarbij om onder anderen gewonde mannen en kinderen zonder begeleiding, meldt mensenrechtenorganisatie Human Rights Watch (HRW) maandag. 

Mon 2014-11-24.08:11 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Sony quietly POODLE-proofs Playstations

Innocuous 'system software stability' update brings no patch, no surf, regime

Sony has patched the POODLE SSL vulnerability in its Playstation 3 and 4 gaming consoles.…

Mon 2014-11-24.08:28 | [The Register]

08:13

[NU - Algemeen]

Geen treinen van en naar België door staking

Door drie provinciale 24 uurs-treinstakingen in België, ligt ook het treinverkeer vanuit Nederland naar België en vice versa maandag stil.

Mon 2014-11-24.08:05 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Brit mobile firms in FOURPLAY TUSSLE – how very French of them

Orange, SFR, Bouygues et Free have been there, done that

About 10 years ago, Faultline wrote a report on the economics of quad play. We hardly sold any (about 20), and the reason was, one of our resellers told us, was that “quad play” was old hat.…

Mon 2014-11-24.08:03 | [The Register]

07:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Koningin Máxima brengt voor VN bezoek aan China

Koningin Máxima is maandag begonnen aan een vijfdaags bezoek aan de volksrepubliek China. Ze is tot en met vrijdag in het Aziatische land op uitnodiging van de Chinese overheid.

Mon 2014-11-24.07:48 | [NU - Algemeen]

07:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Bevingen Groningen zijn volgens burgemeester 'nationaal probleem'

De aardbevingen in de provincie Groningen zijn volgens de burgemeester van Groningen, Ruud Vreeman, vergelijkbaar met de watersnoodramp van 1953. Hij noemt de aardbevingen ''een nationaal probleem''.

Mon 2014-11-24.07:27 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Huawei wil zelfrijdende auto's voorzien van 5G-verbinding

Huawei wil 5G-netwerken bouwen die bij uitstek zijn geschikt om zelfrijdende auto's te laten communiceren met een netwerk.

Mon 2014-11-24.07:20 | [NU - Internet]

07:13

[Fast Company]

6 Questions For Opening Ceremony, The Hottest Fashion Label To Take On Tech

Opening Ceremony and Intel have unveiled MICA, a glam smart bracelet. Here, OC's Humberto Leon on his inspirations and creative partnership

Designed over the past year by New York-based fashion label Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel, My Intelligent Communication Accessory (MICA) , unveiled this week, is the rare wearable device that fashion kids may actually want to wear.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-11-21.14:51 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

What Barbie Looks Like When She's Battling Aliens, Taking Nude Rides On Dragons, And Getting Zombified

At the annual Altered Barbie exhibit, see the iconic doll in some more exciting scenarios.

Barbie, toy industry icon and feminist nightmare, celebrated her 55th birthday this year. She has gone through many incarnations—babysitter, student teacher, astronaut, faerie queen, roller-blading aficionado.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-11-21.14:13 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Anna Kendrick Gets Stuck, Santa Gets Busted: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Nike takes on winter, Jurassic World goes corporate, SickKids Hospital makes 42 ads in 42 days, and more.

There's nothing like a kid with cancer to put your own daily problems in perspective. The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, also known as SickKids, is a major centre of paediatric care in North America. In a new holiday fundraising campaign, with agency JWT Canada, the hospital is using patient stories to convey the scope and scale of its operations.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-11-21.14:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Director Ana Lily Amirpour's Guide To Filmmaking And "Back to the Future" Approach to Creativity

How she dodged the Hollywood complex to make A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

In a world where Hollywood is investing more and more into comic book heroes and reboots, it's perhaps unsurprising that a black and white Iranian vampire western wouldn't be the easiest pitch to studios. Ana Lily Amirpour knows this all too well.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-11-21.14:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

The 3 Key Lessons From Apple's Mac App Store Troubles

The iOS App Store drove the iPhone and iPad to unprecedented success, but porting the concept to the Mac hasn't gone so smoothly.

Chalk it up to good timing, but hardly anyone expected serious problems for Apple's Mac App Store when it opened its doors in early 2011.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-11-21.12:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

What FEED Can Teach Companies About Making Meaningful Connections

Three lessons on engaging communities for brands that want to make a difference.

Brands that use experiences to connect people to their purpose can create meaningful connections with their customers and make them a part of their brand.

Read Full Story


Fri 2014-11-21.11:43 | [Fast Company]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

I have a road trip coming up

So maybe this is a good time for longer books?

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Mon 2014-11-24.04:11 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

This is a link to a FB account



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Sun 2014-11-23.20:14 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

jamesdavisnicoll.com

Now has running comment counters!

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Sun 2014-11-23.19:49 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Seriously, Orbit of two generations ago?

british snow queen

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Sat 2014-11-22.23:40 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Me, passing a Turing Test





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Sat 2014-11-22.21:38 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

How do people feel about this idea

I've already reviewed the Zero Stone. If I replace it with Ralestone Luck, not only do I deal with that issue but I have at least one Norton for each letter of the alphabet.

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Sat 2014-11-22.18:42 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Interview with Hall of Fame Author Kate Wilhelm

One of the major women from early in SF's history.


I read Thor Hyerdal’s book on crossing the Pacific Ocean in a bamboo craft, the Kontiki, in which Hyerdal stated that every day at sea he and his crew saw trash floating. I brought this up at a Milford Conference and Ben Bova looked at me pityingly and said, “Katie, do you really think we can pollute the entire ocean? Do you know how big the ocean is?” He didn’t literally pat me on the head, but the avuncular pat was there.

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Sat 2014-11-22.05:58 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

The Buried Life by Carrie Patel


And now for something so new it is not even out yet: The Buried Life — Carrie Patel


I like the cover so I will add it:

Buried Life

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Sat 2014-11-22.05:44 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Authors I have reviewed more than one work by

Robert A. Heinlein (15)

Rosemary Kirstein (4)
K.J. Parker (4)

Max Gladstone (3)
Larry Niven (3)
K.B. Spangler (3)
M.K. Wren (3)

Steven Brust (2)
Mary Gentle (2)
C.L. Moore (2)
Andre Norton (2)
Jerry Pournelle (2)
L. Neil Smith (2)
Arkady Strugatsky (2)
Boris Strugatsky (2)
Joan D. Vinge (2)
Martha Wells (2)

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Sat 2014-11-22.01:24 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Note to self

Do not end months-long period in which Fig got no catnip abruptly.

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Sat 2014-11-22.00:45 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

IT. BEGINS.

Introducing the 50 Nortons in 50 Weeks project

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Fri 2014-11-21.07:01 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

This I believe

Eschew using old about the author sections lest it turn out that in the decade-plus since the piece was written the author got divorced and remarried.

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Fri 2014-11-21.04:49 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

A very lucky driver in KW

Train engine hits car on tracks near downtown Kitchener. The car looks surprisingly intact and no injuries have been reported.

That's a main road so I assume traffic was hell.

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Thu 2014-11-20.04:09 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

OK, I have some breathing space

I am down to the first Norton, which I will read tonight, and three books [1] I have not tracked down: (Rivers of London (British edition), Oliver VII by Antal Szerb (translated by Len Rix) and a Sullivan to be named later as long as it is not Maul [2]. I don't feel as behind as I did on Sunday.

That said, I am down to just three! three! three! commissions! This is an excellent time to schedule a review with me, whether it is of a book you think deserves more attention or if you just want to see me squirm [3].


1: There's a review in the part of process that is between me composing it and me posting it.

2: I didn't care for Maul and don't want to reread it.

3: Note to self: add "my egregious teenaged hypocrisy" para to the Venus Belt review.

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Wed 2014-11-19.21:01 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

Living in the future

Maps of Vesta

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Wed 2014-11-19.06:39 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

How not to launch a new SF magazine

Let's pretend none of the existing online venues for SF exist to make our new site seem that much more special.

Extra points for featuring one of the editors as an up and coming new talent.

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Tue 2014-11-18.19:34 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[NU - Algemeen]

'Corruptie binnen Iraaks leger is probleem in strijd tegen IS'

Het Iraakse leger wordt geplaagd door corruptie. Militairen verkopen wapens op de zwarte markt en niet-bestaande militairen staan op de loonlijst van Defensie. 

Mon 2014-11-24.07:33 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Nieuwe A4 in West-Brabant open voor verkeer

De nieuwe A4 tussen Dinteloord en Bergen op Zoom is maandagochtend geopend voor verkeer.

Mon 2014-11-24.13:39 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

'Zeer geavanceerde malware al sinds 2008 actief'

Een stuk zeer geavanceerde malware wordt al sinds 2008 gebruikt om overheden, bedrijven en burgers te bespioneren. 

Mon 2014-11-24.07:05 | [NU - Internet]
[xkcd.com]

Background Screens

No way, we gotta rewind and cross-reference this map with the list of coordinates we saw on the other screen. This Greenland thing could be big.

Mon 2014-11-24.06:00 | [xkcd.com]

06:13

[The Register]

ESA's spaceplane cleared for lift-off in February 2015

IXV test flight will use 'unprecedented' flight path

Arianespace has put the launch of its IXV spaceplane back on the schedule, announcing a February 2015 date for the flight.…

Mon 2014-11-24.06:01 | [The Register]

05:33

[Slashdot]

How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

An anonymous reader writes Every year levels of carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," and climb again as they exhale after the growing season in the Northern Hemisphere. However, the last 50 years has seen the size of this swing has increase by as 50%, for reasons that aren't fully understood. A team of researchers may have the answer. They have shown that agricultural production, corn in particular, may generate up to 25% of the increase in this seasonal carbon cycle. "This study shows the power of modeling and data mining in addressing potential sources contributing to seasonal changes in carbon dioxide" program director for the National Science Foundation's Macro Systems Biology Program, who supported the research, Liz Blood says. "It points to the role of basic research in finding answers to complex problems."

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