Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:27
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States smoothed over some differences in the fight against Islamic State during a weekend visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, but the talks heralded little in the way of deeper military cooperation between the NATO allies.
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:20
Zothecula writes "Nuclear weapons are a paradox. No one in their right mind wants to use one, but if they're to act as a deterrent, they need to be accessible. The trick is to make sure that access is only available to those with the proper authority. To prevent a real life General Jack D Ripper from starting World War III, Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division is developing a system that uses a nuclear weapon's own radiation to protect itself from tampering.

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Ukraine leader, under pressure from West, pledges new government soon

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:16
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance.

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

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:04
Blockject? Watch out, VMware 'n' pals

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

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How to install Docker on CentOS 7

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:00

 LinuxTechi: Docker is an open-source tool that makes creating & managing Linux containers(LXC) easy.

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U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: CENTCOM

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 11:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday, launching nine strikes in Syria and 15 strikes in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command.
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 11:38
An anonymous reader writes "Two private companies, Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources, have received contracts from NASA to study asteroid redirection and will pursue their plans of asteroid mining. From the article: "Deep Space Industries is planning to build a number of dense spacecrafts called FireFlies, and they plan on sending the satellites on one way missions to gather information about the density, shape, composition and size of an asteroid. They also have plans to build a spacecraft called Dragonfly, which has the purpose of catching asteroids. The asteroid material will be collected and returned to Earth by 'Harvesters'. Planetary Resources, on the other hand, plans to build a number of middle sized and small telescopes that will be capable of examining asteroids near the planet Earth for economic potential. They already have the telescopes Arkyd 300, Arkyd 200 and the Arkyd 100, each having its own specific systems."

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Unidentified jet targets airport in Libya's Tripoli: witnesses

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 11:13
TUNIS (Reuters) - At least one unidentified jet carried out an air strike on Monday targeting Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, but the extent of damage was not clear, witnesses and local television said.
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Google dodges 'costly' legal precedent, settles Daniel Hegglin case

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 11:07
Search giant saves blushes in online abuse case

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

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Android 5.0 dev kits simplify octacore Snapdragon designs

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-11-24 11:00

 LinuxGizmos: Intrinsyc unveiled an Android 5.0 dev platform for the Snapdragon 810 SoC in phone, tablet, SBC, and COM versions that debut DDR4 and TransferJet tech.

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Huawei Enterprise UK helmsman Poskett sails off to Dell

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 10:59
Industry vet poached for enterprise solutions biz

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

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Ohio College Building Indoor Drone Pavilion

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 10:55
First time accepted submitter Greenargie points out this story about an indoor flying pavilion for drones being built at a college in southwestern Ohio. An indoor flying pavilion for students to test and fly drones will be built at a college in southwestern Ohio. Sinclair Community College officials say the 40-foot high pavilion resembling a traditional aircraft hangar will be built adjacent to a building in Dayton that houses some of its education and training programs in unmanned aerial systems and aviation. The indoor pavilion will allow students to fly drones without having to deal with weather issues or Federal Aviation Administration restrictions on flying them outdoors, said Andrew Shepherd, director of Sinclair's unmanned aerial systems program. Congress has directed the FAA to integrate drones into civilian manned airspace by next fall. The agency currently allows unmanned aircraft to be flown only under controlled conditions.

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iPhone sales set to PLUMMET: Bleak times ahead for Apple

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 10:31
Dismal start to 2015 on the cards

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

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

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 10:12
An anonymous reader writes Morgan Pietz, one of the lawyers who took on Prenda Law, has a new target in his sights: copyright enforcement company, Rightscorp. In a class action suit (pdf) Pietz claims the company made illegal, harassing robo-calls to people who were accused of illegal downloading and by doing so Rightscorp broke the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which limits how automated calling devices can be used. "They robo-called Jeanie Reif's cell phone darn near every day for a couple of months," Pietz said. "And there could be thousands of members of this class."

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UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history: minister

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 10:03
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday.

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Encrypt Everything: How to encrypt the disk to protect the data

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-11-24 10:00

Source Code of Life: Using right kind encryption in the right way can help you protect your data.

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

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 09:59
Complain to Ofcom that telco has 'effective monopoly'

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

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New Snapchat Snapcash service inspires amateur PORN STARS

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 09:36
Profitless firm puts hopes in tip jar

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

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Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 09:30
An anonymous reader writes Apple will donate a portion of their sales from online and retail stores on Cyber Monday and Black Friday as a contribution to the worldwide fight against AIDS. Apple kicks off a two-week fundraising campaign for RED, the charity started by U2 lead singer Bono and Bobby Shriver. It includes 25 partnering app-makers, from Angry Birds to Toca Boca, which will donate all proceeds from purchases of their apps or in-app upgrades. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: "Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give. For eight years, our customers have been helping fight AIDS in Africa by funding life-saving treatments which are having a profoundly positive impact. This year we are launching our biggest fundraising push yet with the participation of Apple's retail and online stores, and some of the brightest minds in the App Store are lending their talents to the effort as well."

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War-weary Darfuris see grim future with or without U.N. peacekeepers

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 09:22
TABIT, Sudan (Reuters) - Caught in a forgotten war between rebels and government forces and beset by bandits who roam the lawless roads, villagers in Darfur say their lives can scarcely get any worse if Sudan insists on international peacekeepers leaving their region.
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