Tue 2015-10-06


[Fast Company]

Reddit's New Editorial Site, Upvoted, Will Not Allow Comments Or Voting

In keeping with its recent podcast and newsletter, Reddit is launching an editorial site that will aggregate stories from Reddit.

Media outlets like BuzzFeed regularly turn to Reddit to find content that could go viral. Now, the social news site is taking matters into its own hands, with the launch of a new editorial site that will take advantage of Reddit's deep well of user-generated content.

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Tue 2015-10-06.18:45 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

A Crazy Plan To Literally Move The World's Continents To Create Climate Consensus

If the U.S. were right next to China and Russia, we might start feeling as if we're all in the same (sinking) boat.

Think about geoengineering for climate change, and you might think of sucking carbon from the air, dumping iron in the ocean, or blocking sunlight with mirrors. Artist and "experimental philosopher" Jonathan Keats has an even crazier suggestion: What if we literally reshaped the Earth?

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Tue 2015-10-06.12:30 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

"Uber For Kids" Companies Actually Have Safer Drivers

A recent analysis of ridesharing data shows companies like Shuddle are making good on their promise of safe rides for kids.

The recent crop of Uber-like ridesharing services that specialize in transporting children has a very clear value proposition. Shuddle describes itself not simply as "rides for kids," but "safe rides for kids." HopSkipDrive notes on its homepage that it was created by moms "who understand the struggle of getting kids around town safely." And Kidzjet also puts safety first in its tagline, "safe, reliable, transparent."

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Tue 2015-10-06.12:06 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Moving? You Can Take This Tiny, Cheap Smart Apartment With You Wherever You Go

Want to move from San Francisco to Austin? Forget packing and Craigslist. Soon, you'll open an app and ship your whole place.

If you need to move to a new city, this tiny apartment is designed to come with you. What's even better, it would cost about half the rent of space at market rate, even if you're in insanely expensive rental markets like Brooklyn or San Francisco.

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Tue 2015-10-06.12:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

The 5 Types of Coworkers Who Can Make Your Work Life Infinitely Better

An integrator, an advocate, a pioneer? Hiring managers, take note: These are the five types of coworkers everyone needs in the office.

Much attention is paid to the office bullies, jerks, and energy vampires of the world. These are the folks who drain productivity and make that third cup of coffee necessary to face going to the office. Sometimes, it seems like they're everywhere.

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Tue 2015-10-06.11:17 | [Fast Company]

Porsche kiest voor Apple CarPlay omdat Google 'te veel data vraagt'

Porsche heeft ervoor gekozen om Apple CarPlay te gebruiken in de 911-modellen die in 2017 op de markt moeten komen. Volgens de Duitse automaker vraagt Google om erg veel specifieke data over ritten terwijl Apple alleen wil weten of de auto rijdt terwijl CarPlay gebruikt wordt.

Tue 2015-10-06.19:22 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Microsoft brengt zijn eerste laptop 'Surface Book' uit

Microsoft heeft zijn eerste laptop aangekondigd: de Surface Book. Het 13,5"-scherm van het model is volledig om te klappen en los te koppelen van het toetsenbord. De laptop is van een Intel Skylake-processor en een Nvidia-gpu voorzien.

Tue 2015-10-06.18:01 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Microsoft onthult Surface Pro 4-tablet

Microsoft heeft dinsdag de vierde versie van zijn Surface Pro-tablet onthuld. Microsoft voorziet het model onder andere van een Intel Skylake-processor, maximaal 16GB en 1TB opslagruimte. Ook is de Type Cover aangepast.

Tue 2015-10-06.17:44 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Band 2-wearable van Microsoft krijgt barometer en kost 249 dollar

Microsoft heeft de tweede versie van zijn Band-wearable aangekondigd. De slimme armband heeft sensoren die het gemakkelijk moeten maken voor een gebruiker om zijn gezondheid op allerlei manieren in de gaten te houden en heeft een barometer gekregen.

Tue 2015-10-06.17:37 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Microsoft introduceert Lumia 950 en 950 XL met 'vloeibare koeling' - update

Microsoft heeft dinsdag twee nieuwe Lumia-smartphones aangekondigd. Het gaat om de Lumia 950 en 950 XL, toestellen met respectievelijk een 5,2"- en 5,7"-scherm. De smartphones blijken van 'vloeibare koeling' voorzien te zijn.

Tue 2015-10-06.16:54 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Sharp werkt aan smartphonerobotje

Voor sommigen is de smartphone hun beste vriend. Sharp neemt dat met de RoBoHoN wel erg letterlijk. Het bedrijf werkt aan een smartphone in de vorm van een robotje met menselijke trekjes. Het lijkt erop dat Sharp de smartphonerobot daadwerkelijk uit wil brengen.

Tue 2015-10-06.11:28 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Ubisoft-teaser wijst op aankondiging Far Cry Primal - update

Ubisoft heeft een teaser gepost die waarschijnlijk wijst op een nieuwe game in de Far Cry-serie. De game lijkt zich in een prehistorisch tijdperk af te spelen. De uitgever heeft op een teaser na nog niets bekendgemaakt.

Tue 2015-10-06.10:40 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[NU - Algemeen]

Israël heft toegangsverbod moslims al-Aqsamoskee op

Moslims kunnen weer bidden in de al-Aqsamoskee op de Tempelberg: het toegangsverbod is door Israël opgeheven. 

Tue 2015-10-06.20:11 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Microsoft's HoloLens: Here by 2016, mere three THOUSAND dollar price

Redmond shows off geek goggs with 3D shoot-em-up

Microsoft has been showing off its latest toys at a New York press conference – and HoloLens is looking likely to be out by the end of next year.…

Tue 2015-10-06.17:33 | [The Register]



Cold Fusion Rears Ugly Head With Claims of Deuterium-Powered Homes

szczys writes: Ah, who can forget the cold-fusion fiasco of the early 1990s? Promises of room-temperature fusion machines in every home providing nearly-free energy for all. Relive those glory days of hype with this report of Deuterium-Based Home Reactors. Elliot Williams does a good job of deflating the sensationalism by pointing out all of the "breakthroughs," their lack of having any other labs successfully verify the experiments, and the fact that many of the same players from the news stories in the '90s are once again wrapped up in this one. I'm still waiting for the neighborhood E-Cat to arrive ...

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.19:42 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Cisco hooks Angler Exploit Kit infrastructure

Shares intelligence widely

Security researchers at Cisco have struck a blow against crooks behind the notorious Angler Exploit Kit, blocking or re-routing access around dangerous domains on the interwebs.…

Tue 2015-10-06.19:34 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Google bugle sounds patch release for Android Stagefright 2.0

Samsung and LG, but what about HTC?

Google is slinging new patches at the Stagefright Android-goring vulnerability revealed last week.…

Tue 2015-10-06.05:02 | [The Register]



Worries Mount Over Upcoming LTE-U Deployments Hurting Wi-Fi

alphadogg writes: LTE-U is a technology developed by Qualcomm that lets a service provider broadcast and receive signals over unlicensed spectrum, which is usable by anybody – specifically, in this case, the spectrum used by Wi-Fi networks in both businesses and homes. By opening up this new spectrum, major U.S. wireless carriers hope to ease the load on the licensed frequencies they control and help their services keep up with demand. Unsurprisingly, several outside experiments that pitted standard LTE technology or 'simulated LTE-U' technology, in the case of one in-depth Google study, against Wi-Fi transmitters on the same frequencies found that LTE drastically reduced the throughput on the Wi-Fi connection.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.18:53 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Verkenning tussen politiebonden en minister voorlopig ten einde

Verkenner Hans Borstlap, die bemiddelt tussen minister Ard van der Steur en de politiebonden over de vastgelopen cao-onderhandelingen, heeft aan beide partijen te kennen gegeven hoe de gesprekken weer hervat kunnen worden.

Tue 2015-10-06.19:21 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Toezichthouder noemt Apple 'zijn eigen grootste vijand'

Apple zit een toezichthouder gekozen door de Amerikaanse rechter nog steeds dwars. Daarmee zou Apple zichzelf in de voet schieten.

Tue 2015-10-06.18:52 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

US Cyber Command floats $460m contract to outsource most of itself

WW3 will be fought by mercenariescontractors

The United States' Cyber Command has floated a $460m contract to outsource pretty much all of its duties, as the nation seeks to bulk up its offensive cyberspace capabilities.…

Tue 2015-10-06.18:57 | [The Register]
[The Register]

iOS malware YiSpecter: iPhones menaced by software nasty

This is what happens if you don't keep your phone up to date, says Apple

Updated The first iOS malware capable of attacking both non-jailbroken and jailbroken devices has surfaced online.…

Mon 2015-10-05.14:58 | [The Register]



Security updates for Tuesday

Arch Linux has updated nodejs (denial of service).

Fedora has updated libvpx (F21: denial of service), openjpeg2 (F22: code execution), pixman (F22: buffer overflow), unzip (F21: two vulnerabilities), webkitgtk (F22; F21: denial of service), and webkitgtk3 (F22; F21: denial of service).

openSUSE has updated apache2 (13.2, 13.1: multiple vulnerabilities), conntrack-tools (13.2, 13.1: denial of service), froxlor (13.2, 13.1: privilege escalation), redis (13.2, 13.1: code execution), seamonkey (13.2, 13.1: multiple vulnerabilities), thunderbird (13.2, 13.1: multiple vulnerabilities), and vorbis-tools (13.2, 13.1: code execution).

SUSE has updated firefox, nspr (SLE12: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated kernel (15.04; 14.04: multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-trusty (12.04: multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-utopic (14.04: multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-vivid (14.04: multiple vulnerabilities), and lxc (14.04: regression in previous update).

Tue 2015-10-06.18:48 | [LWN.net]
[The Register]

Rackspace turns into a fanatical AWS cloud-flinger

Here comes the support, and sales, for Bezos fans

Managed cloud computing company Rackspace will now sell and support Amazon’s mighty AWS, echoing a similar partnership with Microsoft.…

Tue 2015-10-06.18:32 | [The Register]



Matthew Garrett Forks the Linux Kernel

jones_supa writes: Just like Sarah Sharp, Linux developer Matthew Garrett has gotten fed up with the unprofessional development culture surrounding the kernel. "I remember having to deal with interminable arguments over the naming of an interface because Linus has an undying hatred of BSD securelevel, or having my name forever associated with the deepthroating of Microsoft because Linus couldn't be bothered asking questions about the reasoning behind a design before trashing it," Garrett writes. He has chosen to go his own way, and has forked the Linux kernel and added patches that implement a BSD-style securelevel interface. Over time it is expected to pick up some of the power management code that Garrett is working on, and we shall see where it goes from there.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.18:01 | [Slashdot]

From Microsoft, HoloLens VR Dev Kit, New Phones, Continuum

Ars Technica and scads of other tech hardware sites are reporting that the big news so far from this morning's Microsoft product launch event in New York is that the company's Hololens development kit will begin shipping in the first quarter of next year, and at a price that puts the units out of the hands of typical consumers: $3000. At that level, developers are more likely to make the plunge, which Ars applauds. The company also announced three new smartphones: two of them, the Lumia 950, 950XL, are worth designating "flagships," while the 550, notably, will sell for $139, putting it in the territory of cheap grey-market Android phones. More interesting than spec bumps, though, is Continuum for Windows, a Window 10 feature which made its official debut at the event. Continuum is one manifestation of the pocket-computer idea that others have had as well in various forms: it means that with an adapter, a phone can be used as the CPU and graphics engine when connected to a screen and keyboard: "The adapter features a Microsoft Display Dock, an HDMI and Display Port, plus 3 USB ports to provide productivity on the go and let you plug in additional peripherals, such as mice and keyboards. Other accessories can be connected too, Microsoft said." Microsoft also demo'd the Surface 4. Its improved screen is 12.3" at 2160x1440, for a pixel density of 267 PPI. The new pro has a Skylake 6th-gen processor, which they say provides a 30% performance boost over the Surface Pro 3, and a 50% boost over the MacBook Air. The SP4 goes up to 1TB of storage, and up to 16GB of RAM. The Type Cover was improved as well — the touchpad is 40% larger and supports 5-point multi-touch, while the keys have better travel and pitch. On top of this, Microsoft also unveiled the Surface Book laptop. Its defining feature is that you can unclip the 13.5" touchscreen and use it separately as a tablet. The keyboard dock has a dedicated GPU that will boost performance when attached. Microsoft is using a new type of hinge that bends and extends at multiple points, so you can also reattach the screen backward if you want to use it as a tablet while keeping the extra GPU power available. They claim a 12-hour battery life for the Surface Book.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.17:19 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Teenage backup biz Code42 gets cash bonanza

Pockets millions to grow forensics and analytics

End-point backer-upper, file-sharer and security monitor Code42 has just raised a huge chunk of cash to grow its business into the big time.…

Tue 2015-10-06.17:55 | [The Register]


[NU - Algemeen]

Eerste Kamer stemt in met aankoop Rembrandts

De Eerste Kamer heeft ingestemd met de aankoop van twee doeken van Rembrandt, samen met Frankrijk. 

Tue 2015-10-06.15:50 | [NU - Algemeen]


[NU - Algemeen]

'Deeltjes Buk-raket in lichamen slachtoffers vliegramp MH17'

In de lichamen van de slachtoffers van vlucht MH17 zijn deeltjes van een Buk-raket gevonden. 

Tue 2015-10-06.18:58 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Geen nieuwe aanbesteding Limburgs openbaar vervoer

Er komt geen nieuwe aanbesteding voor het openbaar vervoer (ov) in Limburg. 

Tue 2015-10-06.17:27 | [NU - Algemeen]


[NU - Algemeen]

Burgemeester Meppel praat deze week met tegenstanders Zwarte Piet

Burgemeester Jan Westmaas van Meppel voert deze week gesprekken met voor- en tegenstanders van Zwarte Piet. 

Tue 2015-10-06.17:30 | [NU - Algemeen]


[Fast Company]

Twitter's New Moments Tab Shows You The Best Of Twitter

Moments, previously known as Project Lightning, is Twitter's big plan to attract and hold on to new users.

A day after Twitter announced that cofounder Jack Dorsey would officially become its new CEO, the social network is revealing the biggest change to Twitter since images in tweets. Moments, previously known as Project Lightning, is a new section of Twitter that will show users curated streams of tweets around newsworthy topics, including entertainment, sports, and breaking news events.

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Tue 2015-10-06.15:10 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Fast Company Is Hiring A Technology Reporter

We're hiring a New York- or San Francisco-based technology reporter.

FastCompany.com is hiring a technology reporter to cover the companies that are driving consumer computing hardware and software forward—and battling to build the operating system for our lives. Examples of these types of companies include, but are not limited to, Samsung, Google, and Apple.

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Tue 2015-10-06.13:18 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Mayo Clinic Launches Ambitious Study On How Being Indoors All The Time Affects Us

We spend 90% of our lives inside. A new Mayo Clinic lab is researching exactly what this does to our bodies, our health, and our mood.

Here's a depressing statistic: Americans spend only 10% of their time outside. That's only around two and a half hours a day that we're breathing fresh air and feeling the sun on our faces. The rest of our lives, we're rushing between our homes and offices and a variety of other indoor places like the gym, the mall, the grocery store, or restaurants.

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Tue 2015-10-06.12:06 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Former Googler On The Challenges Of Being "Double Minority" In Tech

Security engineer Jamesha Fisher found several supportive communities to boost her career amid the white-dude dominance of Silicon Valley.

For as long as she can remember, Jamesha Fisher liked to figure out how things worked. Fisher, a former Googler who is currently a "DevOps security pirate" at CloudPassage (where she helps keep automated infrastructure up and running safely), credits her father, who worked in electronics and construction, for instilling in his daughter an early interest in taking things apart and figuring out what makes them tick.

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Tue 2015-10-06.11:59 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

How The Most Successful People Keep Track Of Their Best Ideas

Five leaders share how they record, organize, and manage their ideas.

Being an ideas machine is one thing; giving your ideas the chance to be rediscovered and flourish is another.

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Tue 2015-10-06.11:53 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

How To Find The Perfect Remote Work Spot

Finding a great place to work is tough, but doable if you invest time in the process.

Working remotely sounds great, but spending the entire day alone in your pajamas can get depressing pretty fast. Which is why a lot of freelancers choose to work in coffee shops, libraries, or coworking spaces. But once you're out in the world, you open yourself up to all the same distractions that open office dwellers complain about.

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Tue 2015-10-06.11:38 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

What 3-D Printing Can't Do

Rapid prototyping has graduated to on-demand production. Here's what that means for the future of manufacturing.

Jack Strauser's relationship with the Chinese manufacturing industry is incredibly tense. Strauser, founder and CEO of Florida-based company Dok Solution, believes a Chinese factory stole his electronic charging station designs and then offered them to a U.S. distributor, who now sells them.

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Tue 2015-10-06.11:27 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Roku 4 Solves The Most Frustrating Thing About Streaming TV Boxes

Roku's new hardware allows for 4K streaming, but the biggest innovation is on the software side with Roku Feed.

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You're browsing around on a Roku or another media streamer, trying to find something to watch, and suddenly you feel overwhelmed.

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Tue 2015-10-06.09:01 | [Fast Company]
[Planet PostgreSQL]

Terry Erisman: Ryan Lowe and John Cesario of Square Talk About PGConf Silicon Valley

Square's Ryan Lowe, production engineer, and John Cesario, platform engineer, spoke to us recently about PGConf Silicon Valley which is November 17-18 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. 

Square creates technology that helps sellers of all sizes unlock the value of every sale. Square's register service is a full point-of-sale with tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing.

Ryan and John will co-present a session titled "Postgres for MySQL DBAs." I talked with them recently about their session and the conference.

Terry: Ryan, please tell us a bit about the professional journey you've traveled to get where you are today at Square.

Ryan: I started off as a MS SQL Server DBA in the healthcare space before moving on to manage Oracle databases at a telco. It was there that I was first tasked with running PostgreSQL (6.5) as a backend to our VoIP suite. Since then, I bounced around industries managing primarily Postgres and/or MySQL before finding my way to Square, where I manage both as part of the Platform Engineering team.

Terry: John, the same question to you. Please tell us a bit about your background.

John: I started working in tech with Drupal hosted solution providers, where I got my first experiences with databases. I then moved on to larger hosting providers and helped to manage the database platform. Now, I'm part of the Online Data Storage team supporting multiple database platforms at Square.

Terry: Ryan, John, your session is titled, appropriately enough, "Postgres for MySQL DBAs." Why should a MySQL DBA attend this talk?

Ryan: Postgres can seem very unfamiliar to people who have used MySQL for many years. Although the general RDBMS concepts remain largely similar, implementation and terminology differences tend to cause steeper learning curves than necessary.

John: MySQL DBAs who intend to explore PostgreSQL as an alternative, or who are only casually administering it now, will avoid a lot of frustration as part of the technology ramp-up process.

Terry: What are the advantages of Postgres versus MySQL? And are there situations where one would be preferred over the other?

Ryan: Postgres offers many features that make it a feature-filled development platform. As both database systems continue to release new features, their relative competitive advantages seem to be converging.

Terry: What do you want the MySQL DBAs attending your presentation to walk away with?

Ryan: It is our hope that attendees will be able to directly map their MySQL knowledge, skills, and experiences to Postgres. They will walk away having a deeper knowledge of the shared (and not shared) terminology, features, processes, and philosophies of the two projects.

Terry: What other sessions/talks are you both interested in attending at the conference?

John: While we'd both love to be able to attend all of the talks at this year's conference, if we had to narrow it down to our top three picks, they would be:

Terry: Thanks very much! Is there anything that I've missed you'd like to add?

Ryan: It has been exciting to watch the excitement and adoption of Postgres over the last several years, especially as competing database systems motivate each other to provide better features at an increasingly rapid rate. We look forward to watching the landscape continue to mature and evolve over the next several years.

Terry: Thank you for speaking with us, Ryan and John.

Register for PGConf Silicon Valley by October 18, 2015 and enjoy Early Bird Rates. Use discount code CitusData20 for an additional 20% savings off the current prices. We hope to see you at PGConf SV!

Ryan Lowe and John Cesario of Square Talk About PGConf Silicon Valley

Square keeps things cool with PostgreSQL

Tue 2015-10-06.15:25 | [Planet PostgreSQL]
[Planet PostgreSQL]

Gabriele Bartolini: Getting WAL files from Barman with ‘get-wal’

Barman 1.5.0 enhances the robustness and business continuity capabilities of PostgreSQL clusters, integrating the get-wal command with any standby server’s restore_command.

In this blog article I will go over the reasons behind this feature and briefly describe it.

One of the initial ideas we had in mind when conceiving Barman was to make it, one day, a very large basin of WAL files, collected from one or more PostgreSQL servers within the same organisation.

The internal codename of this feature was “WAL hub” and, in our mind, its main purpose was to allow any application (e.g. standby) to easily request and receive any WAL file for a given server, by enhancing Barman’s command line interface and, ultimately, by implementing server support for PostgreSQL’s streaming replication.

The first leg of this journey has now been reached, and it is part of Barman 1.5.0: the get-wal command.

Firstly, why would such a feature be needed?

Barman currently supports only WAL shipping from the master using archive_command (Postgres 9.5 will allow users to ship WAL files from standby servers too through “archive_mode = always” and we’ll be thinking of something for the next Barman release).

However, very frequently we see users that prefer to ship WAL files from Postgres to multiple locations, such as one or more standby servers or another file storage destination.

In these cases, the logic of these archive command scripts can easily become quite complex and, in the long term, dangerously slip through your grasp (especially if PostgreSQL and its operating system are not under strict monitoring).

Also, if you too are a long time user of PostgreSQL, you are probably empathising with me while remembering the “pre-9.0 era” when file-based log shipping was the only available option for replication.

Nowadays, on the contrary, the amount of possibilities you have in terms of design of PostgreSQL architectures in business continuity environments is practically endless, as you can combine native features such as streaming replication (both asynchronous and synchronous), asynchronous WAL archiving, cascading replication, replication slots, etc.

NOTE: I want to emphasise on the word native, as all of this is available in “Pure PostgreSQL”, the 100% open source PostgreSQL maintained and distributed by our fantastic Community.

With 1.5.0 you can even integrate Barman with a standby server’s restore_command, adding a fallback method to streaming replication synchronisation, to be used in case of temporary (or not) network issues with the source of the stream (be it a master or another standby).


In the above figure, I have depicted a very simple scenario of how get-wal can improve the robustness of any PostgreSQL replica, in just three steps:

  1. your PostgreSQL master server is configured to ship WAL files to Barman (process “A”), with archive_command;
  2. through Barman, pg_basebackup or repmgr, you initialise a standby server and then start the streaming replication process with the master (process “B”);
  3. you configure the standby server to use restore_command in conjunction with Barman’s get-wal and ssh, and take advantage of the aforementioned fallback technique (process “C”).

This technique can be a life saver when your streaming replication standby server, for example for maintenance reasons, needs to be shut down for several hours or even a few days and, when you start it up you get an unpleasant message like this:

FATAL:  could not receive data from WAL stream:
FATAL:  requested WAL segment 00000002000009AE0000000B has
already been removed

All you are left to do is to re-clone the standby which, in some cases, can be a painful and extremely long operation (depending on the size of your cluster and on how your system performs).

You can certainly use replication slots or keep a high value for wal_keep_segments. A third and, in my opinion, more robust, cost-effective and resilient option is to take advantage of the existing Barman node that you have installed in your environment.

Indeed, the assumption is that Barman is there already, for backup and disaster recovery purposes. Its aim is to retain as much history as possible of your PostgreSQL server, in order to be able and recover at any point in time between the first available backup and now.

It is a business continuity requirement that is fulfilled by Barman and easily defined through retention policies, so that you specify the number of backups you want to keep or the recovery time frame (e.g. last 3 MONTHS).

Therefore, WAL files are already there, in your organisation’s Barman node, and now, thanks to get-wal you can configure a standby to automatically get them, on-demand, when needed, as a PULL system.

All you have to do is add this line in the standby’s recovery.conf file:

# Change 'SERVER' with the actual ID of the server in Barman
restore_command = 'ssh barman@pgbackup barman get-wal SERVER %f > %p'

You can get inspired by barman-wal-restore, a more resilient shell script distributed along Barman, which also manages ssh connection errors (including the unpleasant exit code 255).

NOTE: This configuration implies that the postgres user can connect via ssh to the Barman server as barman user, through public key exchange.

With such new scenario, when the standby is not able to get WAL data through the streaming replication protocol, the fallback method kicks in: Postgres executes the restore_command which remotely fetches the required WAL file from Barman.

An important aspect of this action is that Barman transparently handles decompression of the WAL file – as usually WAL files are compressed inside Barman’s archive.

For more information on the get-wal command, you can read the man page on the documentation website, or type any (or both):

man barman
barman get-wal help

As you have already guessed, this is probably one of my favourite features that has ever been brought into Barman, as it is the first important stage towards a more organic integration with Postgres replication systems, starting from his big brother: repmgr.

The above example is just one possible architecture. Your challenge is to understand the needs of your organisation and contextualise what Postgres and Barman can offer for your specific environment – which is different from any other.

As a final note, my view is that Barman is another blade of our Postgres Swiss Army knife. More widely, this concept applies to Open Source Software in general, not just PostgreSQL.

So, all we have to do now is think like MacGyver, improvise and … have fun! ;)

Tue 2015-10-06.14:00 | [Planet PostgreSQL]

HoloLens-sdk komt begin 2016 beschikbaar voor 3000 dollar

Microsoft maakt een HoloLens-kit voor ontwikkelaars in het eerste kwartaal van 2016 beschikbaar voor een prijs van 3000 dollar. Het bedrijf toonde onder andere een controller voor de wearable, waarmee de gebruiker virtuele wapens kan dragen en gebruiken.

Tue 2015-10-06.16:39 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Amerikaanse bedrijven mogen je data niet zomaar krijgen

De huidige bepalingen die privacybescherming bij Amerikaanse bedrijven moeten garanderen zijn onvoldoende voor data van Europese burgers. Wat betekent dit in de praktijk en hoe nu verder?

Tue 2015-10-06.16:14 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Synaptics: smartphones met drukgevoelig ClearForce-touchscreen komen begin 2016

Synaptics heeft een touchscreencontroller aangekondigd die druk kan registreren. De eerste smartphones met deze touchscreens komen begin 2016 uit. Daarmee volgt de release die van de iPhone 6s en Huawei Mate S, die allebei ook over een drukgevoelig touchscreen beschikken.

Tue 2015-10-06.15:52 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Gom Player

Gretech heeft een nieuwe versie van GOM Player uitgebracht. Deze gratis mediaspeler wordt door Gretech ontwikkeld en is geschikt voor Windows XP of hoger. GOM Player wordt geleverd met diverse populaire codecs, zodat deze niet apart in Windows hoeven te worden geïnstalleerd. Mocht er een bestand worden afgespeeld waarvoor de codec nog niet aanwezig is, dan kan deze via de codec finder automatisch worden opgezocht en toegevoegd. Verder is ondersteuning aanwezig voor het afspelen van incomplete bestanden en uiteraard ook voor ondertiteling. De installer wordt met een AVG-toolbar en Gretech's Audio Player geleverd, maar installatie daarvan is optioneel. In deze release zijn de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen doorgevoerd:

Tue 2015-10-06.15:51 | [http://tweakers.net/]


VSO Software heeft een nieuwe stabiele versie van ConvertXtoDVD uitgebracht. Met dit programma kunnen dvd-schijfjes van uiteenlopende videobestanden worden gemaakt, zodat ze bijvoorbeeld op de 'ouderwetse' dvd-speler in de huiskamer kunnen worden afgespeeld. ConvertXtoDVD heeft ondersteuning voor een groot aantal audio- en videoformaten, kan ondertiteling invoegen en uitgebreide menu's maken, en heeft zelfs een eenvoudige video-editor aan boord. Verder is het programma te gebruiken in een groot aantal talen, waaronder het Nederlands. Hieronder is te vinden wat er sinds versie is veranderd.

Tue 2015-10-06.15:51 | [http://tweakers.net/]

NZBVortex 3.2.2

Versie 3.2.2 van NZBVortex is uitgekomen. Dit programma is een van de meest gebruikte usenet-clients voor OS X. Het heeft alles wat je van een moderne usenet-client mag verwachten, waaronder ondersteuning voor verschillende servers, verbindingen en threads, notificaties via Growl, de mogelijkheid om gebruik te maken van rss-feeds en een nzb-watch-folder, verificatie en reparatie van par-bestanden, en ga zo maar door. NZBVortex wordt uitgebracht als shareware. In versie 3.2.0 is onder meer de processorbelasting bij het gebruik van ssl drastisch afgenomen en zijn er verbeteringen aangebracht met betrekking tot het gebruik onder OS X 10.11. Sindsdien zijn nog de volgende verbeteringen aangebracht:

Tue 2015-10-06.15:50 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Nobelprijs natuurkunde gaat naar ontdekkers 'identiteitswisseling' neutrino's

De Nobelprijs voor de natuurkunde gaat dit jaar naar de Japanner Takaaki Kajita en de Canadees Arthur B. McDonald voor het kunnen aantonen van de 'identiteitswisseling' van neutrino's, ook wel bekend als 'spookdeeltjes'. De verwisseling toont aan dat ook neutrino's massa hebben.

Tue 2015-10-06.15:49 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Valve gaat Steam-hardware verkopen via fysieke winkels

Valve heeft een overeenkomst gesloten met GameStop, GAME UK en EB Games. De winkelketens die respectievelijk in de VS, het VK en Canada zitten, gaan vanaf dit najaar in hun fysieke winkels Steam-hardware verkopen.

Tue 2015-10-06.15:09 | [http://tweakers.net/]

OpenSwitch-community gaat bouwen aan opensource netwerkbesturingssysteem

HP start met een opensource network operating system onder de naam OpenSwitch. Het nieuwe op Linux gebaseerde nos is tevens op HP's eigen Comware en ProVision-stacks voor switches geïnspireerd. OpenSwitch moet naast een nos een hele community worden van ontwikkelaars.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:51 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Pc-versie Star Wars: Battlefront heeft minimaal 8GB-werkgeheugen nodig

Electronic Arts heeft de systeemeisen voor de pc-versie van Star Wars: Battlefront bekendgemaakt. Volgens de uitgever is minimaal een Core i3-processor, 8GB-werkgeheugen en een GeForce GTX 660 of Radeon HD 7850 grafische kaart vereist.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:09 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Sony geeft high-end apparaten sinds Xperia Z2 update naar Android 6.0

Sony geeft alle high-end Xperia Z-toestellen sinds de Z2 uit de eerste helft van 2014 een update naar Android 6.0. De ondersteuning voor de Xperia Z- en Z1-series komt daarmee te vervallen. Die kregen updates tot aan Android 5.1.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:01 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Qubes OS 3.0

Enkele dagen geleden is versie 3.0 van Qubes OS uitgebracht. Qubes OS is een op privacy en beveiliging georiënteerd besturingssysteem welk gebruik maakt van security by isolation, wat inhoudt dat de verschillende onderdelen van het OS in aparte vm's draaien. In tegenstelling tot bijvoorbeeld VMWare en Virtualbox is er geen host-os, maar draaien de vm's direct op de aanwezige hardware. De virtualisatie wordt door bare metal hypervisor Xen verzorgd en voor de gebruikersomgeving kan onder meer uit Fedora, Debian, Whonix en Windows worden gekozen. Meer informatie over Qubes OS kan op deze pagina worden gevonden. De belangrijkste verbeteringen in versie 3.0 zijn hieronder voor je op een rijtje gezet.

Tue 2015-10-06.08:49 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[More Words, Deeper Hole]

The Best of C.L. Moore by C. L. Moore

The Best of C.L. Moore by C. L. Moore

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

Tue 2015-10-06.15:52 | [More Words, Deeper Hole]
[NU - Algemeen]

Kamer wil gaswinning Groningen fors omlaag

De gaswinning in Groningen moet fors worden verminderd. Dat heeft de Tweede Kamer dinsdag bepaald.

Tue 2015-10-06.16:59 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Turkije en EU bereiken akkoord over actieplan voor vluchtelingen

Turkije en de Europese Unie hebben een akkoord bereikt over een actieplan dat het aantal vluchtelingen dat naar Europa gaat moet indammen. 

Tue 2015-10-06.16:46 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Generaal VS noemt bombarderen ziekenhuis Kunduz 'vergissing'

De Amerikaanse generaal John F. Campbell heeft dinsdag toegegeven dat het bombardement op een ziekenhuis van Artsen zonder Grenzen (AzG) in Kunduz een vergissing was.

Tue 2015-10-06.17:57 | [NU - Algemeen]
[Schneier on Security]

Autonomous Vehicles as Bombs

Good discussion of the issues. Now we need to think about solutions.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:18 | [Schneier on Security]
[The Register]

Safe harbour ruling: RELAX, Facebook and Google will be FINE!

Data-heavy, medium firms will be hit hardest

The European Court of Justice’s decision to rule the EU-US safe harbour agreement invalid is causing panic among some companies dependent on keeping data flows going ... but Google and Facebook are probably prepared for it.…

Tue 2015-10-06.16:56 | [The Register]



International Exploit Kit Angler Thwarted By Cisco Security Team

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at a Cisco security unit have successfully interrupted the spread of a massive international exploit kit which is commonly used in ransomware attacks. The scientists discovered that around 50% of computers infected with Angler were connecting with servers based at a Dallas facility, owned by provider Limestone Networks. Once informed, Limestone cut the servers from its network and handed over the data to the researchers who were able to recover Angler authentication protocols, information needed to disrupt future diffusion.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.16:20 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Phone thieves to face harsher penalties for data theft

Pictures and texts worth more than a mobe

New laws which value the “emotional harm” of a crime could be brought to bear in mobile theft.…

Tue 2015-10-06.16:25 | [The Register]


[NU - Internet]

Dataverkeer EU-VS kan voorlopig gewoon doorgaan

Het dataverkeer tussen de Europese Unie en de Verenigde Staten kan blijven doorgaan, ondanks het oordeel van het Europees Hof over het Safe Harbor-verdrag. 

Tue 2015-10-06.18:24 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Miss Brittany dethroned for posting 'nude' Facebook pics

Brief reign for Eugénie Journée

The reign of this year's Miss Brittany, Eugénie Journée, was only marginally longer than that of Prince Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, after the 23-year-old was stripped of her title as a result of posting rule-busting "nude" photos of herself on Facebook.…

Tue 2015-10-06.15:55 | [The Register]
[The Register]

TERROR in the Chernobyl DEAD ZONE: LIFE - of a WILD kind - BURGEONS

These nuclear wolves will devour us all!

The Chernobyl "Dead Zone": a terrible wasteland swept clean of life by a foolish humanity's meddling in things best left alone. Or is it?…

Tue 2015-10-06.13:20 | [The Register]



NY Times Passes 1M Digital Subscribers

HughPickens.com writes: Many news organizations, facing competition from digital outlets, have sharply reduced the size of their newsrooms and their investment in news gathering but less than four-and-a-half years after launching its pay model the NY Times has increased coverage as it announced that the Times has passed one million digital-only subscribers, giving them far more than any other news organization in the world. The Times still employs as many reporters as it did 15 years ago — and its ranks now include graphics editors, developers, video journalists and other digital innovators. "It's a tribute to the hard work and innovation of our marketing, product and technology teams and the continued excellence of our journalism," says CEO Mark Thompson. According to Ken Doctor the takeaway from the Times success is that readers reward elite global journalism. The Wall Street Journal is close behind the Times, at 900,000, while the FT's digital subscription number stands at 520,000. "These solid numbers form bedrock for the future. For news companies, being national now means being global, and being global means enjoying unprecedented reach," says Doctor. "These audiences of a half-million and more portend more reader revenue to come."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.15:38 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Pro-Russische rebellen stellen verkiezing uit tot februari

Pro-Russische separatisten in Oost-Oekraïne hebben dinsdag besloten lokale verkiezingen uit te stellen tot februari in plaats van deze zoals gepland nog dit jaar te houden. 

Tue 2015-10-06.16:06 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Nederlandse gevangene enkele uren ontsnapt in België

In het Belgische Leuven is dinsdag een Nederlandse gevangene op de loop gegaan. De politie heeft hem na ongeveer twee uur weer kunnen oppakken. 

Tue 2015-10-06.15:56 | [NU - Algemeen]


[NU - Internet]

Twitter Moments toont overzicht van belangrijkste gebeurtenissen

Twitter heeft vandaag een nieuwe functie gelanceerd die het mogelijk maakt om direct tweets te zien over belangrijke gebeurtenissen. In eerste instantie werkt Moments alleen in de VS.

Tue 2015-10-06.15:20 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Edward Snowden denies making a deal with the Russian secret service

‘I burnt my life to the ground to work against surveillance’

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has not done a deal with the Russian state security agency to acquire political asylum, the whistleblower revealed in a television version of a BBC interview.…

Tue 2015-10-06.15:26 | [The Register]



Neutrino 'Flip' Discovery Earns Nobel For Japanese, Canadian Researchers

Dave Knott writes with news that the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Takaaki Kajita (of the University of Tokyo in Japan) and Arthur McDonald (of Queens University in Canada), for discovering how neutrinos switch between different "flavours." As the linked BBC article explains: In 1998, Prof Kajita's team reported that neutrinos they had caught, bouncing out of collisions in the Earth's atmosphere, had switched identity: they were a different "flavour" from what those collisions must have released. Then in 2001, the group led by Prof McDonald announced that the neutrinos they were detecting in Ontario, which started out in the Sun, had also "flipped" from their expected identity. This discovery of the particle's wobbly identity had crucial implications. It explained why neutrino detections had not matched the predicted quantities — and it meant that the baffling particles must have a mass. This contradicted the Standard Model of particle physics and changed calculations about the nature of the Universe, including its eternal expansion.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:57 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

THIS is MASSIVE! Less-Masslessness neutrino boffins bag Physics Nobel

'Flavour'-switching particle has mass ... but how much?

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 has been awarded to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, and Arthur B McDonald of Queen's University in Canada, with a citation "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".…

Tue 2015-10-06.14:56 | [The Register]


[NU - Algemeen]

'Rusland akkoord over coördinatie aanvallen Syrië'

Rusland is in beginsel akkoord met Amerikaanse voorstellen voor het coördineren van bombardementen op doelen in Syrië.

Tue 2015-10-06.16:34 | [NU - Algemeen]



EU Court of Justice Declares US-EU Data Transfer Pact Invalid

Sique writes: Europe's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a widely used international agreement for moving people's digital data between the European Union and the United States was invalid. The decision, by the European Court of Justice, throws into doubt how global technology giants like Facebook and Google can collect, manage and analyze online information from their millions of users in the 28-member bloc. The court decreed that the data-transfer agreement was invalid as of Tuesday's ruling. New submitter nava68 adds links to coverage at the Telegraph; also at TechWeek Europe. From TechWeek Europe's article: The ruling was the court’s final decision in a data-protection case brought by 27-year-old Austrian law student Max Schrems against the Irish data protection commissioner. That case, in turn, was spurred by Schrems’ concerns over the collection of his personal data by Facebook, whose European headquarters is in Ireland, and the possibility that the data was being handed over to US intelligence services.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:15 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Internet]

Websites Universiteit Leiden onbereikbaar door mogelijke ddos-aanval

De websites van Universiteit Leiden is onbereikbaar. Vermoedelijk door een ddos-aanval.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:17 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Oracle swaps around its licence police bods' top ranks

UKII senior chief with solid compliance past takes reins

Oracle’s mighty software enforcement unit is now under new management in the UK, Israel and Ireland.…

Tue 2015-10-06.14:25 | [The Register]



The 2015 Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board elections

The nomination process has begun for the 2015 election of the Technical Advisory Board for the Linux Foundation. That election will happen on October 26 at the Kernel Summit in Seoul, South Korea. There are five positions to be filled; terms are for two years.

Tue 2015-10-06.13:47 | [LWN.net]
[The Register]

Silicon Valley now 'illegal' in Europe: Why Schrems vs Facebook is such a biggie

It's like Humpty, without the King's horses

Analysis Today's victory by Austrian privacy advocate Max Schrems in the European Court has massive repercussions for how the superpowers make law, and how Silicon Valley conducts business. And it may only get worse for America's data processing giants, very soon. Microsoft is challenging the notion that the world's data is by default also the US's data - an idea with inconvenient repercussions for Microsoft, but perhaps more inconvenient repercussions for Microsoft's rivals.…

Tue 2015-10-06.14:04 | [The Register]


[The Register]

EU flings cash from €80bn pot at Seagate-led HPC storage project

Commish: Quick, grab some exascale cash

+Comment Data storage giant Seagate is launching a SAGE European Exascale HPC project with nine partners to find ways for storage systems to work with exascale compute mills, as part of a multi-billion-dollar EU research and innovation programme.…

Tue 2015-10-06.12:23 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Avast antivirus hole patched after public Project Zero slap

Man-in-the-middle diddle leads to remote execution fiddle

Google Project Zero hacker Tavis Ormandy has found a since-patched vulnerability in Avast antivirus that allows attackers to gain remote code execution privileges.…

Tue 2015-10-06.09:32 | [The Register]


[Fast Company]

Roku Keeps Focus On Streaming Channels In Battle Against Apple, Amazon, and Google

Streaming box pioneer leaves games and shopping apps to competitors in quest to become an online cable, ad, and software platform.

Similar to how Apple created the smartphone as we know it, Roku created the streaming video "box" (though some are now dongles). Today Roku unveils its latest offerings—a powerful 4K-capable box (its most expensive yet, at $130) called the Roku 4, and updated software and mobile apps that bring better content search to older players and Roku-powered smart TVs. Preorders start today, with the new hardware and software available by the end of the month. Roku's upgrades are about due: Apple, Google, and Amazon have debuted new streamers in the past four weeks.

Read Full Story

Tue 2015-10-06.09:01 | [Fast Company]
[Webwereld Feed]

Google is evil, dus kiest Porsche voor Apple

Android Auto slurpt data en dat willen de Duitsers niet.

Tue 2015-10-06.12:30 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Demo onveilige IP-camera's geschrapt na druk fabrikanten

Onveilige beveiligingscamera's worden veilig als probleem netjes wordt genegeerd.

Tue 2015-10-06.12:00 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Anti-NSA-drone dumpt flyers boven NSA-complex

Wordt het niet eens tijd voor een andere baan?

Tue 2015-10-06.11:08 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Vind de easter egg in Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Ah, weer een nieuw spelletje.

Tue 2015-10-06.10:40 | [Webwereld Feed]

Software Defined Smart Battery Arrays Extend Laptop Life

An anonymous reader writes: A Microsoft research paper, titled 'Software Defined Batteries', outlines a radical charging alternative which uses a smart battery system to keep consumer-grade gadgets going for much longer than the current norm, by monitoring user habits. Making use of existing technologies, the engineers place multiple battery control under the duties of the operating system to create a software-defined approach optimized for different scenarios, such as word processing, email or video streaming.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.13:30 | [Slashdot]

Ubisoft neemt ontwikkelaar van racegame The Crew over

Ubisoft heeft Ivory Tower, de Franse studio die de game The Crew op zijn naam heeft staan, ingelijfd. De ontwikkelaars werken momenteel aan een uitbreiding voor de racegame en zullen het spel ook na de overname blijven ondersteunen.

Tue 2015-10-06.13:18 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Marvell: cpu van nieuwe Chromecast is 2,5 keer zo krachtig

Chipfabrikant Marvell heeft uit de doeken gedaan welke hardware aan boord van Googles nieuwe Chromecast 2 en Chromecast Audio zitten. Volgens het bedrijf is de 88DE3006-SoC 2,5 keer zo krachtig als de 88DE3005, die te vinden is in de originele Chromecast.

Tue 2015-10-06.13:00 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Het herschrijven van imageopslag - Development-iteratie #75

Iteratie #75 is afgerond. De belangrijkste ontwikkelingen in deze iteratie zijn het herschrijven van de manier waarop we afbeeldingen opslaan op disk en het samenvoegen van de iconen voor notificaties en dm's rechtsboven aan de pagina.

Tue 2015-10-06.12:16 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Google brengt patches voor 'Stagefright 2.0-lekken' uit

Google heeft in een beveiligingsupdate patches gezet voor 'Stagefright 2.0', twee lekken in Android die aanvallers de mogelijkheid geven in te breken op smartphones. De beveiligingsupdates moeten snel uitkomen voor veel verschillende toestellen.

Tue 2015-10-06.11:52 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Lens met vloeibare kristallen komt naar smartphones

Fotografiestart-up LensVector heeft een autofocuslens op basis van liquid crystals gemaakt. Het lensje maakt geen gebruik van bewegende delen om te focussen, maar verandert de stand van de vloeibare kristallen.

Tue 2015-10-06.11:15 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Destiny krijgt microtransacties en stapt mogelijk af van uitbreidingenmodel

Bungies online shooter Destiny krijgt microtransacties. Spelers kunnen via de online winkels van de PlayStation 4 en Xbox One een nieuwe valuta genaamd Silver kopen, die ingame gebruikt kan worden om emotes te kopen.

Tue 2015-10-06.10:47 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Aantal inbraken daalt in Tilburgse wijken met WhatsApp-buurtwacht

Het aantal inbraken in Tilburgse buurten waar een 'WhatsApp-buurtwacht' actief is, is gedaald met 50 procent. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van de Universiteit van Tilburg. In groepschats wijzen bewoners elkaar op verdachte activiteiten in de buurt.

Tue 2015-10-06.10:39 | [http://tweakers.net/]

EU-Hof acht VS geen veilige 'datahaven'

Het Europees Hof van Justitie heeft dinsdag geoordeeld dat de VS onvoldoende bescherming biedt voor doorgegeven persoonsgegevens van EU-burgers. De Safe Harbour-beschikking van de EU is daarom ongeldig, wat grote gevolgen voor internetbedrijven kan hebben.

Tue 2015-10-06.10:23 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[NU - Algemeen]

Bewaking Universiteit Leiden om dreiging schietpartij opgeheven

De Universiteit Leiden is dinsdag enkele uren beveiligd door agenten, omdat er bij de politie een dreiging was binnengekomen dat er geschoten ging worden op een van de faculteiten.

Tue 2015-10-06.13:38 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

'One Windows' crunch time: Microsoft tempts with glittery new devices

If devs convinced by single platform, we're in business

Microsoft is announcing new Windows 10 devices at an event in New York today. This is crunch time for the “One Windows” strategy, the idea that presenting developers with something like a single platform across many device types will stimulate a strong ecosystem of applications.…

Tue 2015-10-06.13:37 | [The Register]


[NU - Algemeen]

Kamer keert zich tegen rekentoets

Coalitiepartij PvdA keert zich tegen het verplicht laten meetellen van een rekentoets voor het eindexamen op mbo en havo. Daarmee is een Kamermeerderheid tegen het kabinetsvoorstel om de toets dit jaar al mee te laten tellen.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:47 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Zwaargewonde na explosie verzorgingstehuis Hoogeveen

Bij een explosie in een verzorgingstehuis in Hoogeveen is dinsdagochtend een persoon zwaargewond geraakt. 

Tue 2015-10-06.15:17 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Rights groups: Darn you Facebook with your 'government names'

ZuckerBorg can assimilate us, but not on those terms

The ZuckerBorg's continued refusal to assimilate anyone who won't provide their "real" name to the site has provoked an angry letter from 75 human rights, digital rights, LGBTQ and women's rights advocates.…

Tue 2015-10-06.12:58 | [The Register]


[NU - Algemeen]

Nobelprijs voor de Natuurkunde naar Japanner en Canadees

De Japanner Takaaki Kajita en de Canadees Arthur B. McDonald krijgen dit jaar de Nobelprijs voor de Natuurkunde.

Tue 2015-10-06.13:34 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Rookpotten Defensie mogelijk oorzaak dodelijk ongeval Lauwersoog

Rookpotten van Defensie zijn mogelijk de oorzaak van het dodelijke ongeval vorige week donderdag bij Lauwersoog. 

Tue 2015-10-06.12:18 | [NU - Algemeen]


[The Register]

French hacks go after new surveillance law … with the help of the ECHR

Meanwhile, plans are afoot to extend it beyond France

A collection of French journos have teamed up to take a new surveillance law to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), claiming it infringes "the rights and freedoms of journalists".…

Tue 2015-10-06.12:05 | [The Register]



Disproving the Mythical Man-Month With DevOps

StewBeans writes: The Mythical Man-Month is a 40-year old theory on software development that many believe still holds true today. It states: "A project that requires five team members to work for five months cannot be completed by a twenty-five person team in one month." Basically, adding manpower to a development project counterintuitively lowers productivity because it increases complexity. Citing the 2015 State of DevOps Report, Anders Wallgren from Electric Cloud says that microservices architecture is proving this decades-old theory wrong, but that there is still some hesitation among IT decision makers. He points out three rookie mistakes to avoid for IT organizations just starting to dip their toes into agile methodologies.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.11:36 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

'Olie vrachtschip Noordzee bedreigt zee- en trekvogels'

Door de botsing dinsdagochtend vroeg tussen het Nederlandse vrachtschip Flinterstar en een gastanker voor de Belgische kust lopen vele duizenden vogels gevaar.

Tue 2015-10-06.14:48 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

GCHQ's exploding doughnut threatens to ooze into innocent field

Uncontrollable g-men crawl to local council on bended knee

GCHQ's £330m headquarters in Gloucestershire, which was built in 2003, is already inadequate for the jam-packed Doughnut's workers – leading the agency to apply for planning permission to build more offices on its car park.…

Tue 2015-10-06.11:38 | [The Register]


[NU - Algemeen]

Veel ongeruste telefoontjes over kinderarts Radboudumc

Het Radboudumc in Nijmegen heeft sinds maandagmiddag ongeveer tachtig telefoontjes van ongeruste ouders gehad, die meer willen weten over de kinderarts die mogelijk kinderporno in zijn bezit had. 

Tue 2015-10-06.11:24 | [NU - Algemeen]


[NU - Algemeen]

Turkije roept Russische ambassadeur op na tweede schending luchtruim

Turkije roept de Russische ambassadeur weer op het matje nu het Turkse luchtruim voor de tweede keer in twee dagen is geschonden door een Russisch gevechtsvliegtuig.

Tue 2015-10-06.13:56 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Ryanair wil dat Google 'misleidende advertenties' aanpakt

Ryanair, Europa's grootste luchtvaartmaatschappij, wil dat Google misleidende advertenties aanpakt. 

Tue 2015-10-06.13:39 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Google Chromecast 2015: Puck-on-a-string fun ... why not, for £30?

Streamer, you know you are a streamer

Review OK, so we all know what Google’s Chromecast is, yes? Someone at the back – why are they always at the back – seems unsure. In a sentence, then, Chromecast is a small Wi-Fi-connected slug that you slip into a spare HDMI port on your TV, and which plays video and audio under the direction of a remote control app.…

Tue 2015-10-06.11:04 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Microsoft's big Tuesday reveal: New mobiles and slabs? Win 10 shock?

Possibly new fitness hardware as well

Microsoft has scheduled one of its biggest press conferences of the year on Tuesday in New York, and The Register will be there for the show. But leaks ahead of time suggest we'll be seeing a lot of new hardware and possibly a few software tricks as well.…

Mon 2015-10-05.23:27 | [The Register]


[NU - Algemeen]

Europees Hof zet streep door privacyverdrag met VS

Het Europees Hof heeft dinsdag een streep gezet door het zogenoemde 'Safe Harbor'-verdrag, dat de opslag van Europese persoonsgegevens in de Verenigde Staten (VS) regelde.

Tue 2015-10-06.11:44 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Chocolate Factory plops Marshmallow on Android slabs

Don't know what any of that means? You probably have an iPhone

Google has posted the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its Nexus devices.…

Tue 2015-10-06.02:16 | [The Register]


[NU - Algemeen]

Drukke ochtendspits door regen

De regen heeft dinsdagochtend een bijzonder drukke ochtendspits veroorzaakt, volgens de VerkeersInformatieDienst (VID) de een na drukste van het jaar sinds de sneeuw op 5 februari. 

Tue 2015-10-06.09:27 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Safe Harbour ruled INVALID: Facebook 'n' pals' data slurp at risk

Time to get off the jet ski and get the lawyers on the blower

In a landmark ruling that will have far-reaching repercussions, Europe’s highest court has ruled that data sharing between the EU and US under the Safe Harbour framework is invalid.…

Tue 2015-10-06.10:30 | [The Register]


[Fast Company]

America's Ever-Expanding Waistline: Mapping Obesity Gains Across The States

In most states, the obesity rate has more than tripled since 1990.

By any measure, America has seen a staggering explosion in obesity in the last 25 years. In most states, the obesity rate has more than tripled. Just 7% of people in Colorado, for instance, were obese in 1990. Now, 21% of the population is. Mississippi had an obesity rate of 15% in 1990. Now it's 35.5%.

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Mon 2015-10-05.14:05 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

These Giant Forest Megaphones Amplify The Sounds Of The Woods

Get in real close touch with nature.

On a hike through one of the sprawling forests in Estonia, a country more than half covered in trees, you might stumble on three giant megaphones in the middle of the woods. They amplify every forest sound in the forest—singing birds, wind in branches, rain.

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Mon 2015-10-05.14:05 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

After Lawsuit Settlement, LinkedIn's Dishonest Design Is Now A $13 Million Problem

Hopefully, this will be a lesson to other companies who use dark UX patterns to trick their users.

Anyone who has ever signed up, or even known anyone who has signed up, for LinkedIn has probably found themselves on the receiving end of dozens of follow-up emails, inviting you to "expand your professional network." Even worse, they're virtually impossible to opt-out of. It's a scummy use of dark UX patterns by a company that should know better. Now, LinkedIn is going to be paying for it as part of a class-action lawsuit, to the tune of $13 million.

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Mon 2015-10-05.19:30 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Tracing The Influence: 9 Ways National Lampoon Shaped Modern Comedy

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead director Doug Trivola and friends reveal how deep National Lampoon's comedy influence goes.

Before they were on Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase and John Belushi lent their voices to National Lampoon, the humor media empire that spanned a magazine, as well as several comedy albums and movies. The show's first head writer, the demented genius, Mike O'Donoghue, also hailed from NatLamp. Ditto Bill Murray. But the original SNL didn't merely share personnel with the wide-ranging humor emporium—the show bore the mark of its influence, which would eventually come to adorn a high percentage of comedic properties over the next several decades.

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Mon 2015-10-05.14:12 | [Fast Company]
[Webwereld Feed]

Alarmnummers overspoeld door broekzakbellers

Medewerkers alarmcentrale noemen broekzakbellers groot pijnpunt.

Tue 2015-10-06.09:55 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Firmwareupdate zorgt voor BSOD's bij Surface Pro 3

Microsoft krijgt het weer voor elkaar.

Tue 2015-10-06.09:10 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Gedrag Torvalds jaagt developer weg

Wie gaat nu de USB 3.0 controller driver voor Linux schrijven?

Tue 2015-10-06.08:27 | [Webwereld Feed]

Apple neemt bedrijf voor kunstmatige intelligentie bij fotobeheer over

Apple heeft Perceptio overgenomen, een bedrijf dat zich bezighoudt met de ontwikkeling van kunstmatige intelligentiesystemen die lokaal kunnen draaien zonder verder data te hoeven delen. In eerste instantie lijkt fotoherkenningssoftware de belangrijkste toepassing.

Tue 2015-10-06.09:33 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Google moet vanaf 18 november 'ontbundeling' Android-apps toestaan in Rusland

De Russische mededingingswaakhond FAZ heeft Google tot 18 november van dit jaar gegeven om een einde te maken aan de verplichte bundeling van Android-apps bij smartphones die toegang tot de Play Store hebben. Fabrikanten moeten dan concurrerende apps kunnen installeren.

Tue 2015-10-06.09:07 | [http://tweakers.net/]

K-Lite Codec Pack 11.5.0

Versie 11.5.0 van K-Lite Codec Pack is uitgekomen. Net zoals drivers nodig zijn om hardware goed te laten werken, hebben audio- en videobestanden iets nodig om goed afgespeeld te kunnen worden. De een zweert bij een mediaspeler die het intern oplost, zoals VLC Media Player of Light Alloy, de ander bij een los filterpakket zoals LAV. Het is ook mogelijk om losse codecs te installeren, zoals de K-Lite Codec Pack. Deze is verkrijgbaar in de smaken Basic, Standard, Full en Mega. De eerste bevat alleen het meest noodzakelijke om bestanden te kunnen afspelen. De Standard-editie bevat ook Media Player Classic - Home Cinema en kan beter overweg met dvd's. Full en Mega ten slotte, bevatten nog meer codecs en maken het bijvoorbeeld ook mogelijk om zelf bestanden te coderen. Sinds versie 11.4.0 zijn de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen aangebracht:

Tue 2015-10-06.08:48 | [http://tweakers.net/]

Vodafone zou per ongeluk Samsung Galaxy A5 uitleveren aan kopers iPhone 6s

Provider Vodafone in Nederland had door 'een misverstand' bij een onbekend aantal klanten een fout gemaakt bij de bestelling van een iPhone 6s. In plaats van de nieuwste Apple-smartphone zouden de klanten vrijdag een Samsung Galaxy A5 met Android gaan krijgen.

Tue 2015-10-06.08:14 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[The Register]

What would a BOFH-friendly cloud service look like?

Join our experts live today and find out

Live Regcast 11 BST So, is a BOFH-friendly cloud service really possible? Register now, then join us live at 11.00 BST today to find out.…

Tue 2015-10-06.10:17 | [The Register]
[The Register]

If the Internet of Things scares you now: Cisco's CEO is bent on hooking up robots, EVERYTHING

New boss talks of factories, pipelines, power sub-stations

On Monday, in his first major speech as new CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins was clear about one thing. He pretty much wants everything on Earth to be networked and connected together.…

Tue 2015-10-06.09:58 | [The Register]
[The Register]

GCHQ's SMURF ARMY can hack smartphones, says Snowden. Again.

Uber-leaker tells BBC's Panorama stuff he's told others before

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has given an interview to BBC investigative programme Panorama in which he's added further detail on an array of tools named after the Smurfs* that allow UK intelligence agencies to hack smartphones.…

Tue 2015-10-06.08:58 | [The Register]


[NU - Internet]

Ngo's roepen Facebook op om pseudoniemen toe te staan

Ruim zeventig mensenrechtenorganisaties, waaronder Human Rights Watch (HRW) en Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) roepen Facebook op om gebruikers toe te staan een pseudoniem te gebruiken op het sociale netwerk.

Tue 2015-10-06.09:14 | [NU - Internet]



EFF Joins Nameless Coalition and Demands Facebook Kills Its Real Names Policy

Mark Wilson writes: Facebook has seen heavy criticism for its real names (or 'authentic identities' as they are known to the social network) policy. Over the last year, all manner of rights groups and advocates have tried to convince Facebook to allow users to drop their real name in favor of a pseudonym if they want. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation is part of the 74-member strong Nameless Coalition and has written to Facebook demanding a rethink on the ground of safety, privacy, and equality. This is far from being the first time Facebook has been called on to allow the use of 'fake names', and the latest letter is signed by LGBT groups, freedom advocates, privacy supporters, and feminist organizations.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tue 2015-10-06.09:03 | [Slashdot]


[NU - Algemeen]

Nederlands vrachtschip gezonken na aanvaring op Noordzee

Op de Noordzee voor de Belgische kust bij Zeebrugge is dinsdag het Nederlandse vrachtschip Flinterstar met twaalf mensen aan boord gezonken na een aanvaring met een gastanker.

Tue 2015-10-06.09:14 | [NU - Algemeen]


[The Register]

Potent OWA backdoor scores 11,000 corporate creds from single biz

DLL hell means all your Outlook Web Access user creds can be siphoned

Security researchers Yonatan Striem-Amit and Yoav Orot say attackers have cooked a dangerous backdoor capable of hosing organisations using Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA).…

Tue 2015-10-06.08:27 | [The Register]


[The Register]

GENUINE STARSHIP as used by PRINCESS LEIA sold for just $450k

Sold as seen: Missing one escape pod, 2 droids, some blaster damage

Princess Leia's CR90 Corvette, also known as the Rebel blockade runner, has been sold at a Los Angeles auction for $450,000.…

Tue 2015-10-06.08:04 | [The Register]


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