Mon 2014-10-20

14:53

[The Register]

Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better

Review The decisions that must be going on at Sony’s mobile R&D division are certainly intriguing, if not baffling. Six months after it was launched, the Xperia Z2 has been replaced by the Z3 and barely nine months after it was launched, the Z1 Compact has been replaced by the Z3 Compact (there wasn’t a Z2 Compact, so don’t panic).…

Mon 2014-10-20.14:42 | [The Register]

14:33

[Slashdot]

The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

HughPickens.com writes Alastair Philip Wiper writes that at 194 feet wide and 1,312 feet long, the Matz Maersk Triple E is the largest ship ever built, capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot containers. Its propellers weigh 70 tons apiece and it is too big for the Panama Canal, though it can shimmy through the Suez. A U-shaped hull design allows more room below deck, providing capacity for 18,000 shipping containers arranged in 23 rows – enough space to transport 864 million bananas. The Triple-E is constructed from 425 pre-fabricated segments, making up 21 giant "megablock" cross sections. Most of the 955,250 liters of paint used on each ship is in the form of an anti- corrosive epoxy, pre-applied to each block. Finally, a polyurethane topcoat of the proprietary Maersk brand color "Hardtop AS-Blue 504" is sprayed on. Twenty Triple-E class container ships have been commissioned by Danish shipping company Maersk Lines for delivery by 2015. The ships are being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering factory in the South Korean port of Opko. The shipyard, about an hour from Busan in the south of the country, employs about 46,000 people, and "could reasonably be described as the worlds biggest Legoland," writes Wiper. "Smiling workers cycle around the huge shipyard as massive, abstractly over proportioned chunks of ships are craned around and set into place." The Triple E is just one small part of the output of the shipyard, as around 100 other vessels including oil rigs are in various stages of completion at the any time." The vessels will serve ports along the northern-Europe-to-Asia route, many of which have had to expand to cope with the ships' size. "You don't feel like you're inside a boat, it's more like a cathedral," Wiper says. "Imagine this space being full of consumer goods, and think about how many there are on just one ship. Then think about how many are sailing round the world every day. It's like trying to think about infinity."

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Mon 2014-10-20.14:08 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Routine WHAT NOW? Bank of England’s CHAPS payment system goes TITSUP

Abandon hope all ye homebuyers who enter

The CHAPS payment system used to handle most bank-to-bank transfers in the UK has collapsed.…

Mon 2014-10-20.14:18 | [The Register]

14:13

[LWN.net]

Kernel prepatch 3.18-rc1

In a relatively predictable move, Linus has released 3.18-rc1 and closed the 3.18 merge window sooner than expected. He has, however, said that he will be more than usually open to post-rc1 pull requests from people who "grovel a bit." "There is also at least one pull request that I am hoping to get asap and planning on still pulling, ie I'm very much still hoping to get overlayfs finally merged." In the end, 9,711 non-merge changesets found their way into the mainline repository during this merge window.

Mon 2014-10-20.13:58 | [LWN.net]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

'Executies door beide partijen in oosten Oekraïne'

Zowel pro-Russische separatisten als troepen die loyaal zijn aan de Oekraïense regering maken zich in het oosten van Oekraïne schuldig aan standrechtelijke executies en andere wreedheden.

Mon 2014-10-20.14:00 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Dieven stelen tien doodshoofdaapjes in Limburg

Criminelen in het Limburgse Arcen hebben afgelopen weekend tien doodshoofdaapjes gestolen.

Mon 2014-10-20.13:54 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[The Register]

The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?

Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?

Battle of Ideas The idea that computer programming should be compulsory in schools is hugely popular with metropolitan media luvvies and quango-hoppers - but serious questions were raised by people who do it and teach it this weekend.…

Mon 2014-10-20.13:59 | [The Register]
[The Register]

IBM: Please, take our chip unit. We'll give you $1.5 billion

Global Foundries fattens up on IP, engineering

Big Blue is going to become slightly less Big and Blue by paying Global Foundries $1.5bn to take on its chip-making business, according to multiple media reports.…

Mon 2014-10-20.11:36 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Human spaceships dodge COMET debris pelting off Mars

Odyssey orbiter yet to report, though, comet's trailing trash poses new threat

Comet Siding Spring has passed the Red Planet, apparently without incident to the various human machines in the neighbourhood of the ochre orb.…

Mon 2014-10-20.02:35 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Origins of SEXUAL INTERCOURSE fished out of SCOTTISH LAKE

Fossil find proves it first happened 385 million years ago

Primitive, lake-dwelling armoured fish "invented" internal fertilisation and copulation 385 million years ago in Scotland, a top palaeontologist has found.…

Sun 2014-10-19.21:50 | [The Register]

13:53

[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Coalitie blokkeert hoorzitting MH17

Er komt geen hoorzitting over de ramp met vlucht MH17. 

Mon 2014-10-20.13:54 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Internet]

Gmail-app voor Android 5.0 ondersteunt andere e-mailaccounts

In een nieuwe versie van de Gmail-app, die gelijktijdig met Android 5.0 (Lollipop) verschijnt, zal het mogelijk zijn om meerdere e-mailadressen toe te voegen.

Mon 2014-10-20.13:44 | [nu.nl - Internet]
[The Register]

EU digi tzar: 'I like the nickname STEELIE NEELIE. Yeah, why not'

Regrets, I've had a few ... says outgoing commish

Outgoing Brussels' unelected digi commissioner Neelie Kroes was in London this morning for her swansong in the UK's capital city, ahead of the vice-president's tenure ending later this month.…

Mon 2014-10-20.13:48 | [The Register]

13:33

[The Register]

Violin: Don't weep for Tier 1 storage... it'll soon be flashtastic

CEO: Scale-out hyper-converged systems? Pah!

Comment Flash will replace all enterprise tier 1 storage, and shared arrays will prevail over server-side SANs, while network latency remains a solvable computer science problem, argues Violin Memory CEO Kevin DeNuccio.…

Mon 2014-10-20.13:28 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Hey, iPhone 6 fanbois: Apple's bonk to 'Pay' app is GO

Scrump up the sales volume

Apple will open up its new bonk-to-pay system to its newest phones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, today, with fanbois able to bonk shiny-shinys to purchase stuff online or at 220,000 stores.…

Mon 2014-10-20.13:14 | [The Register]

13:13

[The Register]

Sophos to offshore American support operations

Blame Canada?

Exclusive Sophos plans to offshore support operations from the US to Canada and the Philippines as part of a wide-ranging restructuring of its support operations.…

Mon 2014-10-20.13:01 | [The Register]

12:53

[Fast Company]

Quote Of The Week: Start By Getting Something Down On Paper

Feeling stuck, or scared to start? Here's a little push.

Your blank page might be a stalled passion project, a heavily procrastinated expense report, a long delayed life change, or an actual page that needs to be filled with creativity and wit.

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Mon 2014-10-20.11:58 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

The Fascinating Evolution of Brogramming And The Fight To Get Women Back

In the 1960s women made up about 50% of all computer programmers, so what happened?

Since her 20-year-old daughter told her she was dropping her computer science major in college, Robin Hauser Reynolds has made it her mission to understand why the coding industry can be so unwelcoming to women.

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Mon 2014-10-20.11:30 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

William Ronan, Who Masterminded NYC's Transportation Network, Dies

Ronan, who passed away on Wednesday at 101 years old, was one of the most powerful officials in New York history.

William J. Ronan, one of greatest power brokers in the history of New York City transportation, died this week.

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Fri 2014-10-17.22:31 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

The Berlin Wall Is Going Back Up

But it'll be made of balloons, not barbed wire.

When the Berlin Wall was built back in 1961, it literally went up overnight. Constructed first out of just barbed wire, then supplemented with concrete walls, landmines, and watch towers, the mauer split Berlin in half for nearly 30 years, until it one of the biggest bureaucratic gaffes of all time caused the wall to come down earlier than expected in 1989. To mark the anniversary of the fall of the wall, Berlin will once again cut the city in half starting in the middle of the night on November 7. But this time, it won't be done with barbed wire--it'll be done with balloons full of light.

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Fri 2014-10-17.17:27 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

A 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Behind This Philanthropic Crowdfunding Platform

Already on her second business, Vivienne Harr's backers include Silicon Valley superstars.

Another day, another crowdfunding platform. This one is a little different, however. StandApp is a crowdfunding platform designed to raise money for nonprofits specifically on mobile devices. It's also the only one founded by a 10-year-old.

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Fri 2014-10-17.15:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

The Insanity Of City Street Grids, Visualized

A new data visualization colors streets based on their cardinal direction (or lack thereof).

A new data visualization reveals exactly how serpentine some cities' road patterns can be. Stephen Von Worley--whose previous work includes visualizing McDonald's locations across the states and how men and women talk about colors--took to his blog Data Pointed to map street layouts based on the cardinal orientation of each city's grid pattern.

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Fri 2014-10-17.14:30 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Good Vibrations: These Sex Toys Are Made For Plants

A flower gets a vibrator tuned to the frequency of a buzzing bee, and other X-rated creations from the Plant Sex Consultancy.

What does a plant look like when it's having fun? As one group of product designers started thinking about recent philosophical debates about the consciousness of animals and plants, they decided to try an experiment: They took plants on as a "client," and designed devices to help the plants have a better sex life.

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Fri 2014-10-17.14:29 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

A Deceptively Simple Plate Designed To Stop Your Overeating

A simple graphic gives dieters a reality check every time they dine.

Counting calories can involve a tedious process of weighing food, doing conversions, and logging every meal, or buying an expensive gadget like this device that shoots a laser at your lunch. But then there's this low-tech alternative: A plate that shows, in a simple graphic, how to eat a balanced meal.

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Fri 2014-10-17.14:28 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

What It's Like To Get A Master's Degree In Mindfulness

...And why would you need one, anyway?

To master mindfulness, you do not need a master's in mindfulness. But starting this year, those who want a professional degree in the meditative practice can get one.

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Fri 2014-10-17.12:06 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Why Jason Reitman Can't Read a Book Without Thinking About Turning It Into a Movie

As his latest literary adaptation, Men, Women, and Children, enters wide release, Academy Award-nominated writer/director Jason Reitman looks back on his relationships with books and movies.

One year, when he was at the Sundance Film Festival, director Jason Reitman ran into his screenwriter friend, Erin Cressida Wilson, in the hallway of a Marriott. Sundance is basically a fishbowl overflowing with show business types, and chance encounters between creative friends occur constantly. Rarely do they end up being so productive, though. During the course of this particular stop-and-chat, Reitman remembered a previous conversation with Wilson about sexuality and the Internet, and he also thought of a book he'd recently read--one he couldn't get out of his mind. Within two months, the two were writing the screenplay for this month's Men, Women, and Children together. Although it's the first film Reitman has worked with a co-writer on, it's by no means the first time his admiration for a book has lead to a film. Rather, his ability to translate that literary excitement into a visual medium is the most consistent throughline in his career so far.

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Fri 2014-10-17.12:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Tyra Banks: "Now I understand the importance of hiring really strong people"

Supermodel turned TV mogul Tyra Banks wanted more--ownership. So she studied at Harvard, and is now self-funding a new cosmetics line.

Fast Company: You must have received a lot of offers to license beauty products throughout your career.

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Fri 2014-10-17.12:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

You Know Your Company Needs More Women, But Do You Know Why?

It's not just about getting your diversity numbers up.

It seems like a week doesn't go by without a major tech company announcing its abysmal workplace diversity numbers. Technology, it would seem, is made by a bunch of white guys. And lately these white guys have decided they need to add women to their boards, their executive teams, and their front lines as fast as possible.

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Fri 2014-10-17.11:44 | [Fast Company]
[Webwereld Feed]

Enterprise architectuur moet IT en business verenigen

De enterprise architect is de fundering waarop organisaties floreren. Dat stelt Jeroen van Rooden. Enige probleem: die is er nog niet.

Mon 2014-10-20.11:57 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Update met SHA-2 doet Windows 7 crashen

Microsoft glijdt weer uit op Patch Tuesday, o nee Update Tuesday.

Mon 2014-10-20.10:16 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Google trekt legale streams voor

Piraten naar Bing gejaagd.

Mon 2014-10-20.09:53 | [Webwereld Feed]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Fitbit ontwikkelt fitness-smartwatch met ingebouwde gps en hartslagmeter

Fitbit zou momenteel aan drie fitnesshorloges werken. De grootste vernieuwing zou de zogenoemde Fitbit Surge zijn die standaard gps moet ondersteunen en daarnaast een hartslagmeter bevat. Het apparaat gaat naar verluidt 250 dollar kosten, omgerekend ongeveer 195 euro.

Mon 2014-10-20.12:49 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Oppo hint op release eigen vr-bril

Oppo heeft via sociaal netwerk Weibo gehint op de release van een eigen vr-bril. Op de foto bij de post is te zien hoe een vrouw een vr-headset met Oppo-logo op haar hoofd heeft. De vr-headset komt vermoedelijk tegelijkertijd met de N3-smartphone met roteerbare camera.

Mon 2014-10-20.11:58 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Super Smash Bros. voor Wii U bevat stage creator

De Wii U-versie van Super Smash Bros. bevat onder meer een stage creator. Uit een door webwinkel Amazon geplaatste beschrijving van het spel blijkt dat de Wii U-versie over een aantal extra features beschikt ten opzichte van de eerder verschenen handheldversie.

Mon 2014-10-20.11:53 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Disney gebruikt supercomputercluster met 55.000 cores voor nieuwe animatie

Disney heeft voor het renderen van onder andere de belichting in zijn nieuwe animatiefilm Big Hero 6 gebruikgemaakt van een gevirtualiseerde supercomputer met 55.000 cores in het cluster. Deze rekenkracht was nodig voor het zelfontwikkelde pakket Hyperion.

Mon 2014-10-20.11:45 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Square Enix breidt Final Fantasy XIV uit met Heavensward

De Japanse uitgever Square Enix komt in de lente van 2015 met een uitbreiding voor massively online multiplayer role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV. De uitbreiding heet Heavensward en richt zich op Ishgard, een stadstaat in het noorden van continent Aldenard.

Mon 2014-10-20.10:34 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Activision geeft systeemeisen Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare vrij

De minimale systeemeisen van Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare zijn gepubliceerd. Het spel vereist op zijn minst een Intel Core i3-530 van 2,93GHz of AMD Phenom II X4 810 van 2,80 GHz. Er wordt verder minimaal een GeForce GTS 450 of Radeon 5870 aangeraden.

Mon 2014-10-20.10:29 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Ubuntu viert tienjarig jubileum eerste release

De populaire Linux-distributie Ubuntu bracht tien jaar geleden zijn eerste release uit. Inmiddels vormt versie 14.04 de basis van Canonicals Ubuntu, terwijl later deze week versie 14.10 beschikbaar komt. Ook wil Canonical met Ubuntu op termijn de mobiele markt voor zich winnen.

Mon 2014-10-20.10:17 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Mysterieuze onderzeeër volgens Russen Nederlands schip

De mogelijke onderzeeër die de afgelopen dagen voor opschudding heeft gezorgd in de Zweedse kustwateren is volgens het Russische ministerie van Defensie waarschijnlijk de Nederlandse onderzeeër Bruinvis.

Mon 2014-10-20.13:55 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Ebola-uitbraak in Nigeria is onder controle

De uitbraak van ebola in Nigeria is onder controle. ''Nigeria is ebola-vrij'', zei vertegenwoordiger Rui Gama Vaz van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WHO) maandag op een persconferentie in de hoofdstad Abuja.

Mon 2014-10-20.13:00 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Duitse dijk mogelijk risico voor oosten Nederland

Als aan de Duitse kant van de grens in het stroomgebied van de Rijn een dijk doorbreekt, kan het oosten van Nederland tot aan Zwolle onder water komen te staan.

Mon 2014-10-20.12:41 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Internet]

EU stopt met onderzoek naar concurrentievervalsing Huawei

De Europese Unie heeft een onderzoek naar de Chinese telecomgigant Huawei stopgezet in overleg met China.

Mon 2014-10-20.13:25 | [nu.nl - Internet]
[nu.nl - Internet]

IBM betaalt 1,5 miljard dollar voor afstoten chipdivisie

Het Amerikaanse technologieconcern IBM neemt definitief afscheid van zijn verlieslijdende divisie waar chips worden geproduceerd.

Mon 2014-10-20.12:39 | [nu.nl - Internet]
[nu.nl - Internet]

Spotify introduceert familieplan met goedkopere accounts

Spotify introduceert een familieplan om gezinsleden te stimuleren een eigen abonnement op de muziekdienst te nemen.

Mon 2014-10-20.13:14 | [nu.nl - Internet]
[The Register]

QLogic: Healthy fibre boosted our bottom line

Grantley servers help drive sales

QLogic has reported second quarter revenues of $127.5m, up 7 per cent on the previous quarter, and 13 per cent on the year-ago period.…

Mon 2014-10-20.12:43 | [The Register]
[xkcd.com]

Orb Hammer

Ok, but make sure to get lots of pieces of rock, because later we'll decide to stay in a room on our regular orb and watch hammers hold themselves and hit rocks for us, and they won't bring us very many rocks.

Mon 2014-10-20.06:00 | [xkcd.com]

12:33

[The Register]

Twitter 'news' spreads faster than Ebola #FakeCures #Malware

Security watchers warn to brace for scams

Social media has become a conduit for the spread of fake cures and treatments for Ebola. As if that weren't bad enough, confusion about the epidemic is also being harnessed to push malware and other cybercrime scams, security watchers warn.…

Mon 2014-10-20.12:22 | [The Register]

12:13

[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Drie lichamen geborgen na sneeuwstorm Nepal

Reddingsdiensten in Nepal hebben maandag drie lichamen onder de sneeuw vandaan gehaald in het Himalayagebergte. Een van hen is een 36-jarige Israëlische toeriste.

Mon 2014-10-20.12:02 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Driemaal zoveel eikenprocessierupsen in Noorden

Het aantal nesten van eikenprocessierupsen is in het noorden van Nederland in het afgelopen seizoen verdrievoudigd.

Mon 2014-10-20.12:04 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Turkije helpt Iraaks-Koerdische strijders bij Kobani

Turkije helpt Iraaks-Koerdische strijders om de Turks-Syrische grens te passeren en Kobani te bereiken. Dat meldt de Turkse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, Mevlut Cavusoglu, maandag.

Mon 2014-10-20.13:16 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Police stats inflate the number of guns actually stolen in Blighty

Guns, or objects licensed as guns? Big difference between the two

Analysis The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has claimed that more legally owned firearms were lost or stolen over the last few years than appears to be the case, according to an exclusive analysis by The Register.…

Mon 2014-10-20.12:03 | [The Register]

11:33

[nu.nl - Algemeen]

KNMI verwacht dinsdag zware windstoten

Na het warm verlopen weekeinde slaat het weer om en is al het eerste echte herfstweer op komst; vanaf dinsdagochtend gaat het steeds harder waaien en komen er zware windstoten voor.

Mon 2014-10-20.12:39 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Nobody wants to look at your boobs: Snapchat gets ads 'that interest you'

Time for users to HIT that self-destruct button?

Snapchat has begun serving up adverts to its naked selfie despatching users in the USA.…

Sat 2014-10-18.14:09 | [The Register]

11:13

[Slashdot]

Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

New submitter iamacat writes I am thinking of canceling my regular voice plan and using an LTE hotspot for all my voice and data needs. One big draw is ability to easily use multiple devices without expensive additional lines or constantly swapping SIMs. So I can have an ultra compact Android phone and an iPod touch and operate whichever has the apps I feel like using. Or, if I anticipate needing more screen real estate, I can bring only a Nexus 7 or a laptop and still be able to make and receive VoIP calls. When I am home or at work, I would be within range of regular WiFi and not need to eat into the data plan or battery life of the hotspot. Has anyone done something similar? Did the setup work well? Which devices and VoIP services did you end up using? How about software for automatic WiFi handoffs between the hotspot and regular home/work networks?

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Mon 2014-10-20.11:07 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

SDI Wars: EMC must FORGET ARRAYS, adapt or disappear

Can the storage giant overcome a lack of necessary leadership?

Sysadmin blog Register storage supremo Chris Mellor has recently been reporting on EMC's slow descent into corporate depression due to a combination of activist investors and recalcitrant internecine political strife.…

Mon 2014-10-20.11:03 | [The Register]

10:53

[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Dode gevonden in uitgebrand huisje Emmeloord

In een brandend recreatiehuisje in Emmeloord is zondagavond het lichaam van een jonge vrouw gevonden.

Mon 2014-10-20.10:30 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Nazi-verdachten kregen uitkering VS in ruil voor vertrek

Minstens vier van oorlogsmisdaden verdachte nazi's krijgen al decennialang een Amerikaanse bijstandsuitkering.

Mon 2014-10-20.10:28 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Sterftecijfers alle ziekenhuizen bekend

Alle ziekenhuizen hebben hun sterftecijfers bekendgemaakt. Ziekenhuizen zijn sinds dit jaar verplicht om hun sterftecijfers naar buiten te brengen.

Mon 2014-10-20.11:22 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Koenders wil meer actie Europa tegen ebola

De Europese Unie moet nog meer doen tegen de ebolacrisis. Dat benadrukte minister Bert Koenders van Buitenlandse Zaken maandag in Luxemburg.

Mon 2014-10-20.12:57 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]

10:33

[The Register]

Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

Young VB warrior commandeers Daleks

Doctor Who has been pressganged into the BBC’s “Make it Digital” push to help kids understand computers rather than just playing with them. Its answer: an educational video game.…

Mon 2014-10-20.10:31 | [The Register]

10:13

[The Register]

You can crunch it all you like, but the answer is NOT always in the data

Hear that, 'data journalists'? Our analytics prof holds forth

Evidence-based decision making is so clearly sensible because the alternative — making random decisions based on no evidence — is so clearly ludicrous.…

Mon 2014-10-20.10:05 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Visual voicemail hack makes your messages a snack

Rate limiter patch is a fun MEELLION-user DoS banhammer

Ruxcon Sydney penetration tester Shubham 'Shubs' Shah has urged US and European researchers to probe their telco's voicemail security after he found accounts held by local telcos Vodafone and Optus were open to attack.…

Mon 2014-10-20.09:32 | [The Register]
[The Register]

COMET barrels towards Mars, machines of humanity race for cover

NASA to observe Comet Siding Spring whizz past Red Planet TODAY

Pic A cosmic rock that is older than mankind is expected to come within 87,000 miles (139,500 km) of Mars today.…

Sun 2014-10-19.16:06 | [The Register]

09:53

[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Bedrijven kunnen asbestregels makkelijk omzeilen

De regels voor bedrijven die asbest verwijderen, deugen niet. Bedrijven die hun certificaat kwijtraken omdat ze zich niet aan de regels houden, kunnen zonder problemen een andere bv opzetten en een nieuwe vergunning aanvragen.

Mon 2014-10-20.11:27 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]

09:33

[Webwereld Feed]

Vergeetrecht wordt herinneringsrecht bij BBC

Nieuwsbedrijf publiceert links naar door Google gewiste artikelen.

Mon 2014-10-20.08:24 | [Webwereld Feed]
[http://tweakers.net/]

ADV: Gezocht IT-Talent met ambitie!

Achmea zoekt talent voor haar Young IT Talent Program. Een tweejarig traject waarbij jij wordt opgeleid tot specialist! Wil jij je binnen dit programma specialiseren als Software ontwikkelaar? Klik hier voor de vacature

Mon 2014-10-20.11:45 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Gerucht: tools Twitter moeten ontwikkelaars helpen geld te verdienen

Twitter gaat woensdag een set tools voor ontwikkelaars uitbrengen, die hen moeten helpen bij het opsporen van bugs en het verdienen van geld. De door ontwikkelaars gehekelde 'token limit' voor Twitter-apps lijkt gehandhaafd te worden.

Mon 2014-10-20.09:16 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

'Globalfoundries neemt chipdivisie IBM over maar krijgt 1,5 miljard dollar'

IBM zou later op maandag bekendmaken dat het Globalfoundries 1,5 miljard dollar, omgerekend 1,18 miljard euro, betaalt voor het overnemen van zijn verlieslijdende chipdivisie. Globalfoundries gaat dan Power-chips voor IBM maken en kan over het intellectueel eigendom beschikken.

Mon 2014-10-20.07:56 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

'Microsoft komt binnenkort met smartwatch met accuduur van twee dagen'

Microsoft brengt zijn smartwatch binnen enkele weken uit en de wearable krijgt een accuduur van twee dagen bij normaal gebruik. Dat claimen bronnen van Forbes. De smartwatch zou nog voor de lucratieve decemberperiode in de verkoop gaan.

Mon 2014-10-20.07:30 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

F1 2014: achter de feiten aan

De roep om nieuwe techniek was er vorig jaar al, en die is dit jaar alleen maar sterker. De F1-franchise is klaar op de oude consoles. De rek, en daarmee de meerwaarde, is er uit.

Sun 2014-10-19.12:00 | [http://tweakers.net/]

09:13

[nu.nl - Internet]

Bill Gates te gast in College Tour

Microsoft-oprichter Bill Gates zal te gast zijn in het Nederlandse tv-programma College Tour. Gates zal zich door presentator Twan Huys en een groep studenten laten interviewen.

Mon 2014-10-20.09:04 | [nu.nl - Internet]
[The Register]

Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch

Redmond makes a hash of hashing add-on

Another Patch Update Tuesday, another red face for Microsoft, which has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects.…

Mon 2014-10-20.08:58 | [The Register]

08:53

[nu.nl - Internet]

'Twitter komt met platform voor appontwikkelaars'

Twitter komt deze week met een nieuw platform om het voor ontwikkelaars makkelijker te maken apps te bouwen die gebruikmaken van Twitter.

Mon 2014-10-20.08:45 | [nu.nl - Internet]
[nu.nl - Internet]

Iraanse Windows-gebruikers vragen om meer ondersteuning

Windows-gebruikers uit Iran tekenen massaal een petitie die de meest verzochte Windows-functies moet opleveren. Zij willen graag meer Iraanse ondersteuning.

Mon 2014-10-20.07:09 | [nu.nl - Internet]

08:33

[Slashdot]

The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

StartsWithABang writes We like to think of the Mercury 7 — the very first group of NASA astronauts — as the "best of the best," having been chosen from a pool of over 500 of the top military test pilots after three rounds of intense physical and mental tests. Yet when women were allowed to take the same tests, one of them clearly distinguished herself, outperforming practically all of the men. If NASA had really believed in merit, Jerrie Cobb would have been the first female in space, even before Valentina Tereshkova, more than 50 years ago. She still deserves to go.

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Mon 2014-10-20.08:04 | [Slashdot]
[Slashdot]

Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

Research from several UK universities, as reported by Time, indicates that the brain activity of compulsive gamblers shows a marked difference in response to pleasure-triggering behavior, which may help explain why they have trouble stopping: [The participants] took an amphetamine capsule, which unleashes endorphins with similar effects to the rush you get from exercise or alcohol, the study says. An additional PET scan revealed that pathological gamblers responded differently to the drug. They released fewer endorphins than those who didn't gamble, and they also reported lower levels of euphoria on a questionnaire afterward. This might help explain the addictive part of pathological gambling: to get pleasure from the act, problem gamblers might need more of it or to work harder for it.

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Sun 2014-10-19.20:50 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

15 months home detention leaves egg on feds' faces as they grab for more power

The man that Australia's Federal Police once described as "a self-proclaimed leader of the group ‘Lulz Security’ (Lulzsec) has been sentenced to 15 months of home detention, after a local magistrate decided he was just a very naughty boy.…

Mon 2014-10-20.08:26 | [The Register]

08:13

[The Register]

Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz

Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter

Analyst firm Gartner has departed from its usual areas of expertise to issue advice on how to combat the Ebola virus.…

Mon 2014-10-20.08:02 | [The Register]

07:33

[The Register]

FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless

The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is firing up an investigation into millimetre-wave frequency spectrum allocations, and Google has filed an application to fool around with the same band.…

Mon 2014-10-20.07:29 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Oz privacy comish says breaches could double this year

Åustralian outfits have already 'fessed up to sixty breaches since March 2014

The office of Australia's Federal Privacy Commissioner has received 60 voluntary data breach notifications in the six months since 12 March compared to 71 received in the 2014 financial year.…

Mon 2014-10-20.07:14 | [The Register]

07:13

[The Register]

STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants

Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan

A flock of sheep that are about to meet their maker at the abattoir got high on cannabis plants worth £4,000, after the drugs were ditched in a Surrey field.…

Mon 2014-10-20.07:00 | [The Register]

06:33

[http://tweakers.net/]

Intel Broadwell Preview: eerste tablet met Core m-processor getest

De eerste laptop met Core M-processor moet nog officieel uitkomen, maar wij konden al van Asus een preproductie-exemplaar lenen om de eerste Broadwell-processor aan de tand te voelen.

Mon 2014-10-20.06:00 | [http://tweakers.net/]

06:13

[The Register]

ICT ministers mark out net-regulation patch ahead of ITU plenipot

Busan Declaration looks like a statement of intent

The ITU has kicked off three weeks of wrangling over the future of the Internet – the 2014 Plenipotentiary – with a ministerial statement that's likely to spark concerns about the direction of the coming summit.…

Mon 2014-10-20.06:02 | [The Register]
[The Register]

vSphere meets iCylinder in new VMware update

Virtzilla to support Mac Pro with patches and something called 'vSphere .NEXT'

VMware has emitted a small update to ESXi that, among other things, adds support for the Mac Pro.…

Mon 2014-10-20.01:05 | [The Register]

05:33

[Slashdot]

3-D Printed "Iron Man" Prosthetic Hands Now Available For Kids

PC World (drawing on an article from 3DPrint.com) notes that inventor Pat Starace has released his plans for a 3-D printable prosthetic hand designed to appeal both to kids who need it and their parents (who can't all afford the cost of conventional prostheses). The hand "has the familiar gold-and-crimson color scheme favored by Ol' Shellhead, and it's designed with housings for a working gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, and other "cool sensors", as well as a battery housing and room for a low-power Bluetooth chip and charging port." It takes about 48 hours in printing time (and "a lot" of support material), but the result is inexpensive and functional.

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Mon 2014-10-20.05:12 | [Slashdot]

04:53

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VS dropt wapens voor Koerden bij Kobani

De Amerikaanse luchtmacht heeft zondagavond wapens, munitie en medicijnen gedropt in de buurt van de Syrische stad Kobani.

Mon 2014-10-20.09:58 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[The Register]

WAITER! There's a Flappy Bird in my Lollipop!

New Android release includes frustrating, derivative, Easter Egg

Google's practice of leaving Easter Eggs in Android appears to have continued, with a chap spotting a Flappy Bird clone in the new version 5.0, aka Lollipop, release.…

Mon 2014-10-20.04:45 | [The Register]

03:33

[The Register]

FIRST standards to clean up messy CERTs

Sharing is caring, but not for Blighty

The global gathering of incident responders FIRST is spearheading a global standards effort to reform and unify the operations of government and large enterprise computer emergency response teams (CERTs).…

Mon 2014-10-20.03:29 | [The Register]

02:53

[Slashdot]

If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well. Should users just sit back and accept this as the new normal? It will be interesting to see if these discoveries result in an outcry, or not. Is it worse than the data collection recently reported in a test version of Windows?

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Mon 2014-10-20.02:11 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

NBN Co adds 'burbs to copper map, claims 'speed up' rollout

140 lucky locations won't get fibre

NBN Co has re-designated 140 suburbs from fibre-to-the-premises to fibre-to-the-node, a move it says will deliver high-speed connections to the target locations earlier than would otherwise have been a case.…

Mon 2014-10-20.02:36 | [The Register]

02:13

[Slashdot]

In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

An anonymous reader writes with this news from The Guardian about a proposed change in UK law that would greatly increase the penalties for online incivility: Internet trolls who spread "venom" on social media could be jailed for up to two years, the justice secretary Chris Grayling has said as he announced plans to quadruple the maximum prison sentence. Grayling, who spoke of a "baying cybermob", said the changes will allow magistrates to pass on the most serious cases to crown courts. The changes, which will be introduced as amendments to the criminal justice and courts bill, will mean the maximum custodial sentence of six months will be increased to 24 months. Grayling told the Mail on Sunday: "These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life. No one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the six-month sentence.

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Mon 2014-10-20.01:13 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Austrian telco trials G.fast as 'interim solution'

Commercial services planned for 2016, long-term plan calls for fibre

Telekom Austria is the latest outfit to trumpet the virtues of the yet-to-be-ratified G.fast standard, announcing that a deployment trial conducted with Alcatel-Lucent achieved speeds beyond 100 Mbps per household.…

Mon 2014-10-20.01:58 | [The Register]

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[The Register]

No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer

'Solar sail' demonstrator project binned

Reports are emerging that NASA has decided not to go ahead with next year's Sunjammer mission, which was to demonstrate the use of “solar sail” propulsion.…

Mon 2014-10-20.00:23 | [The Register]

00:13

[Slashdot]

Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

An anonymous reader writes A Notice of Inquiry was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday that focuses research on higher frequencies for sending gigabit streams of mobile data. The inquiry specifically states that its purpose is to determine "what frequency bands above 24 GHz would be most suitable for mobile services, and to begin developing a record on mobile service rules and a licensing framework for mobile services in those bands". Cellular networks currently use frequencies between 600 MHz to 3 GHz with the most desirable frequencies under 1 GHz being owned by AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The FCC feels, however, that new technology indicates the potential for utilizing higher frequency ranges not necessarily as a replacement but as the implementation necessary to finally usher in 5G wireless technology. The FCC anticipates the advent of 5G commercial offerings within six years.

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Mon 2014-10-20.00:03 | [Slashdot]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

On this day in 2014

Comet Siding Spring had its close approach to Mars.

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

Sun 2014-10-19.21:18 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[The Register]

Man, that iPhone 6 Plus won't fit in my pocket. Oh, here's a mobe store that'll resize my jeans

Lighten wallets, expand pants. Huzzah!

A retailer in China has found a novel way to accommodate the added dimensions of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus – adjust customers' pants* to fit the large handset.…

Fri 2014-10-17.23:02 | [The Register]

Sun 2014-10-19

23:33

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'Russen gaan vermiste onderzeeër zoeken in Zweden'

Een Russisch schip vaart richting Zweden om te zoeken naar een mogelijk vermiste Russische onderzeeër.

Sun 2014-10-19.23:06 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]

23:13

[Slashdot]

Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

BarbaraHudson writes Those free soft drinks at your last start-up may come with a huge hidden price tag. The Toronto Sun reports that researchers at the University of California — San Francisco found study participants who drank pop daily had shorter telomeres — the protective units of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes in cells — in white blood cells. Short telomeres have been associated with chronic aging diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer. The researchers calculated daily consumption of a 20-ounce pop is associated with 4.6 years of additional biological aging. The effect on telomere length is comparable to that of smoking, they said. "This finding held regardless of age, race, income and education level," researcher Elissa Epel said in a press release.

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Sun 2014-10-19.23:01 | [Slashdot]

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[Slashdot]

NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission

An anonymous reader writes "Space News reports that NASA has cancelled its solar sail demonstration mission (also known as Sunjammer) citing "a lack of confidence in its contractor's ability to deliver." "Company president Nathan] Barnes said that in 2011 he reached out to several NASA centers and companies that he believed could build the spacecraft and leave L'Garde free to focus on the solar sail. None of those he approached — he only identified NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California — took him up on the offer. Rather than give up on the opportunity to land a NASA contract, L'Garde decided to bring the spacecraft development in house. It did not work out, and as of Oct. 17, the company had taken delivery of about $2 million worth of spacecraft hardware including a hydrazine tank from ATK Space Systems of Commerce, California, and four mono-propellant thrusters from Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California."

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Sun 2014-10-19.21:50 | [Slashdot]

21:33

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Spaanse verpleegkundige lijkt genezen van ebola

De Spaanse verpleegkundige die was besmet met ebola lijkt genezen.

Mon 2014-10-20.09:36 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Grote brand in loods Harderwijk

In een bedrijfsverzamelgebouw in Harderwijk is zondag halverwege de middag brand uitgebroken.

Sun 2014-10-19.23:54 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]

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[http://tweakers.net/]

Google stelt release Nexus Player uit door ontbrekende FCC-certificering -update

Google is gestopt met het aannemen van preorders voor de Nexus Player omdat het bedrijf nog niet de benodigde FCC-certificering verkregen heeft voor de release in de Verenigde Staten. Het is onduidelijk of dit ook voor vertraging bij de Europese release zorgt.

Sun 2014-10-19.10:26 | [http://tweakers.net/]

20:13

[The Register]

NASA eyeballs SOLAR HEAT BOMBS, MINI-TORNADOES and NANOFLARES on Sun

Astro boffins probe fiery star's hidden depths

Vid

Sat 2014-10-18.18:52 | [The Register]

19:53

[Slashdot]

Watch Comet Siding Spring's Mars Fly-By, Live

From the L.A. Times, and with enough time to tune in, comes this tip: Comet Siding Spring's closest approach to the red planet will occur at 11:27 a.m. [Pacific Time] on Sunday. At its closest approach, the comet will come within 87,000 miles of Mars. That's 10 times closer than any comet on record has ever come to Earth. Sadly, this historic flyby is not visible to the naked eye. People who live in the Southern Hemisphere have a shot at seeing the comet if they have access to a good telescope six inches or wider. However, most of us in the Northern Hemisphere will not be able to see the comet at all, experts say, no matter how big a telescope we've got. Here to save the cometary day is astronomy website Slooh.com. Beginning at 11:15 a.m PDT on Sunday, it will host a live broadcast of the comet's closest approach to Mars, as seen by the website's telescopes in South Africa and in the Canary Islands. Later in the day, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PDT, Slooh will broadcast another view of the comet from a telescope in Chile.

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Sun 2014-10-19.19:22 | [Slashdot]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

VN boos op Congo om uitzetten mensenrechtengezant

De uitwijzing door Congo van de mensenrechtengezant van de Verenigde Naties voor dat land heeft de woede gewekt van diens chef.

Sun 2014-10-19.19:32 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Toch twijfels over identiteit Jack the Ripper

De identiteit van de beruchte seriemoordenaar Jack the Ripper lijkt toch niet te zijn achterhaald.

Sun 2014-10-19.20:00 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Nederlandse nabestaande zelf op zoek in rampgebied MH17

Een Nederlandse nabestaande van de vliegramp met Malaysia Airlines in Oost-Oekraïne is op eigen gelegenheid naar het gebied vertrokken om op zoek te gaan naar sporen van zijn nichtje.

Sun 2014-10-19.21:29 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Yahoo! finally! releases! Flickr! app! for! iPad! BUT! shuns! Windows! fans!

Purple Palace got selective hearing, much?

Yahoo! has finally developed a Flickr app for Apple's iPad – but the move has upset Microsoft Windows' fans who have accused the Purple Palace of having "selective hearing" about its userbase.…

Sun 2014-10-19.19:48 | [The Register]

18:33

[Slashdot]

Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

An anonymous reader writes "Ok, bear with me now. I know this is not PC Mag 2014 review of hosting services. I am thinking of getting a parody website up. I am mildly concerned about potential reaction of the parodee, who has been known to be a little heavy handed when it comes to things like that. In short, I want to make sure that the hosting company won't flake out just because of potential complaints. I checked some companies and their TOS and AUPs all seem to have weird-ass restrictions (Arvixe, for example, has a list of unacceptable material that happens to list RPGs and MUDS ). I live in U.S.; parodee in Poland. What would you recommend?"

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Sun 2014-10-19.17:46 | [Slashdot]

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[Webwereld Feed]

Phishing Dropbox-logins via pagina bij... Dropbox

Nep-inlogpagina gehost op Dropbox-servers

Sun 2014-10-19.15:09 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Wet voor 'terughacken' begin 2015 naar Tweede Kamer

Wetsvoorstel laat volgens minister Opstelten de opsporingsdiensten 'meegroeien'

Sun 2014-10-19.14:39 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Planet PostgreSQL]

Hubert 'depesz' Lubaczewski: PostgreSQL + Perl + Unicode == confusion. Why?

Yesterday I had an interesting discussion on irc. A guy wanted to know why Perl script is causing problems when dealing with Pg and unicode characters. The discussion went sideways, I got (a bit) upset, and had to leave anyway, so I didn't finish it. But it did bother me, as for me the reasons […]

Sun 2014-10-19.15:06 | [Planet PostgreSQL]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Opstelten komt volgend jaar met wetsvoorstel over 'terughacken'

Minister Opstelten gaat pas volgend jaar een wetsvoorstel indienen dat voorziet in een wettelijk kader voor het zogenaamde terughacken. Overigens bevestigt de minister dat de politie in het onderzoek naar de Blackshades-malware op servers heeft ingebroken.

Sun 2014-10-19.16:48 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[The Register]

Whisper chief: 'We're not infallible but strive to do right by our anonymous users'

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY? 'Limited info is shared with Feds'

Whisper's CEO Michael Heyward responded late on Saturday to claims that his company's anonymous messaging app was quietly tracking the location of its users.…

Sun 2014-10-19.17:55 | [The Register]

16:53

[The Register]

Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores

The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat

Apple has quietly removed Bose headphones from its stores, following a noise-cancelling patent spat that Cupertino settled with the music tech company last week.…

Sat 2014-10-18.17:28 | [The Register]

16:33

[Slashdot]

No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

ControlsGeek writes The Lee-Enfield .303 rifle is being phased out for use by the Canadian Rangers, a Northern aboriginal branch of the Armed Forces. The rifle has been in service with the Canadian military for 100 years and is still being used by the Rangers for its unfailing reliability in Arctic conditions. If only the hardware that we use in computers could have such a track record. The wheels turn slowly, though, and it's not clear what kind of gun will replace the Enfields.

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Sun 2014-10-19.16:23 | [Slashdot]
[Slashdot]

Robot SmackDowns Wants To Bring Robot Death Matches To an Arena Near You

Business Insider profiles Andrew Stroup, Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein, who are trying to get off the ground a robot competition league, called Robot SmackDowns. The idea, as you might guess from the name, is to showcase violence and drama to draw on the crowd-appeal of wrestling, NASCAR, and monster truck rallies: this is definitely not Dean Kamen's FIRST — it's giant mechanical beasts shooting at and otherwise trying to destroy each other. And it's not quite right to call them robots in the usual sense; they're more like mecha: "In a MegaBots battle, a two-member team sits inside the bot's upper torso, where the controls systems are housed. Although the co-founders assure me that the pilot and gunner are well protected inside, the situation presents a heightened suspense. Each 15,000-pound robot is equipped with six-inch cannons inside its arms that fire paint-filled missiles and cannon balls at 120 miles per hour. Good aim can cause enough damage to jam its opponent's weapons system or shoot off a limb." They'll be launching a Kickstarter campaign soon; according to the article, "Assuming it raises enough money to build a fleet, [the company's] plan is to take the bots on the road. They will tour the country, face off in epic battles against other MegaBots, and build a fan base. Stroup says (without giving specifics) networks have reached out and will closely watch how MegaBot, Inc.'s upcoming Kickstarter campaign performs. The possibilities for distribution seem endless, though the team is tight-lipped about the exact direction it's headed."

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Sun 2014-10-19.00:30 | [Slashdot]
[Slashdot]

JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

CowboyRobot writes Alex Liu is a senior UI engineer at Netflix and part of the core team leading the migration of Netflix.com to Node.js. He has an article at ACM's Queue in which he describes how JavaScript is used at Netflix. "With increasingly more application logic being shifted to the browser, developers have begun to push the boundaries of what JavaScript was originally intended for. Entire desktop applications are now being rebuilt entirely in JavaScript—the Google Docs office suite is one example. Such large applications require creative solutions to manage the complexity of loading the required JavaScript files and their dependencies. The problem can be compounded when introducing multivariate A/B testing, a concept that is at the core of the Netflix DNA. Multivariate testing introduces a number of problems that JavaScript cannot handle using native constructs, one of which is the focus of this article: managing conditional dependencies."

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Sat 2014-10-18.23:17 | [Slashdot]

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VN spreekt van alarmerend aantal executies in Irak

De Verenigde Naties (VN) zien een alarmerende toename van het aantal executies in Irak sinds de herinvoering van de doodstraf in 2005.

Sun 2014-10-19.16:34 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Nepal beëindigt zoektocht naar overlevenden

Vijf dagen na een dodelijke sneeuwstorm in het Himalayagebergte hebben reddingswerkers de zoektocht naar overlevenden beëindigd.

Sun 2014-10-19.15:42 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]

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[Slashdot]

Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

HughPickens.com writes Erik Karjaluoto writes that he recently installed OS X Yosemite and his initial reaction was "This got hit by the ugly stick." But Karjaluoto says that Apple's decision to make a wholesale shift from Lucida to Helvetica defies his expectations and wondered why Apple would make a change that impedes legibility, requires more screen space, and makes the GUI appear fuzzy? The Answer: Tomorrow. Microsoft's approach with Windows, and backward compatibility in general, is commendable. "Users can install new versions of this OS on old machines, sometimes built on a mishmash of components, and still have it work well. This is a remarkable feat of engineering. It also comes with limitations — as it forces Microsoft to operate in the past." But Apple doesn't share this focus on interoperability or legacy. "They restrict hardware options, so they can build around a smaller number of specs. Old hardware is often left behind (turn on a first-generation iPad, and witness the sluggishness). Meanwhile, dying conventions are proactively euthanized," says Karjaluoto. "When Macs no longer shipped with floppy drives, many felt baffled. This same experience occurred when a disk (CD/DVD) reader no longer came standard." In spite of the grumblings of many, Karjaluoto doesn't recall many such changes that we didn't later look upon as the right choice.

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Sun 2014-10-19.15:24 | [Slashdot]
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Rebellen schoten volgens Duitse inlichtingendienst op MH17

Pro-Russische rebellen hebben vlucht MH17 uit de lucht geschoten. Tot die conclusie komt de Duitse inlichtingendienst (BND) na een gedetailleerde analyse, aldus de Duitse krant Der Spiegel zondag.

Sun 2014-10-19.15:31 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]

15:33

[The Register]

Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

Populist campaign goes off at half cock

Downrange The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has announced a legal tweak intended to allow police officers to turn up at the homes of gun owners, without warning, and demand to inspect guns stored on the premises. A new Crimestoppers hotline is also in operation to encourage people to dob in gun owners they suspect of wrongdoing. However, as even the police themselves admit, gun crime is falling.…

Sun 2014-10-19.15:30 | [The Register]

15:13

[Slashdot]

Be True To Your CS School: LinkedIn Ranks US Schools For Job-Seeking Programmers

theodp writes "The Motley Fool reports that the Data Scientists at LinkedIn have been playing with their Big Data, ranking schools based on how successful recent grads have been at landing desirable software development jobs. Here's their Top 25: CMU, Caltech, Cornell, MIT, Princeton, Berkeley, Univ. of Washington, Duke, Michigan, Stanford, UCLA, Illinois, UT Austin, Brown, UCSD, Harvard, Rice, Penn, Univ. of Arizona, Harvey Mudd, UT Dallas, San Jose State, USC, Washington University, RIT. There's also a shorter list for the best schools for software developers at startups, which draws a dozen schools from the previously mentioned schools, and adds Columbia, Univ. of Virginia, and Univ. of Maryland College Park. If you're in a position to actually hire new graduates, how much do you care about applicants' alma maters?

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Sun 2014-10-19.14:26 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts

UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'

The Tory-led government is hoping to push through amendments to existing legislation in England and Wales to crack down on trolls who post malicious comments online.…

Sun 2014-10-19.15:00 | [The Register]

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Twee doden tijdens Amsterdam Dance Event

Tijdens het Amsterdam Dance Event zijn twee doden gevallen. In beide gevallen is waarschijnlijk drugsgebruik de oorzaak, meldt de politie.

Sun 2014-10-19.14:05 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Keniaan Kipyego wint marathon van Amsterdam

Bernard Kipyego heeft zondag de marathon van Amsterdam gewonnen. De Keniaan kwam na 42,195 kilometer solo over de finish in het Olympisch Stadion, in een officieuze tijd van 2.06.21.

Sun 2014-10-19.15:06 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]
[nu.nl - Algemeen]

Britse ebolapatiënt terug naar Sierra Leone

William Pooley, de 29-jarige Brit die van ebola genas, is onderweg naar Sierra Leone. Hij liep daar het virus op. Hij landt zondagavond in het Afrikaanse land, meldt de Engelse krant The Guardian.

Sun 2014-10-19.15:17 | [nu.nl - Algemeen]

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[The Register]

Steve Jobs' bio man tackles geeks who 'created the digital revolution'

The Innovators: Explained

Page File This is an enthralling but slightly flawed read written by Walter Isaacson – of Steve Jobs' authorised biography fame.…

Sun 2014-10-19.14:01 | [The Register]

13:13

[nu.nl - Internet]

'Terughackwet' wordt begin 2015 ingediend

De zogenoemde 'terughackwet', het wetsvoorstel computercriminaliteit III, wordt begin volgend jaar ingediend bij de Tweede Kamer.

Sun 2014-10-19.18:47 | [nu.nl - Internet]

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