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StratOS Kickstarter Project Claims Full Mobile Convergence with GNOME, Likely a Scam

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-07-03 12:00

 softepedia: StratOS is supposed to be a new operating system that uses GNOME, and it's a project currently raising money on Kickstarter.

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Will rising CO2 damage the world's oceans? NOT SO MUCH – new boffinry

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-03 11:57
Tests show key processes will be undisturbed come 2100

Those who fear that the oceans and their ability to support life on Earth may be doomed by rising CO2 – take heart!…

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Firefox 39 Released, Bringing Security Improvements and Social Sharing

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-07-03 11:44
An anonymous reader writes: Today Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 39.0, which brings an number of minor improvements to the open source browser. (Full release notes.) They've integrated Firefox Share with Firefox Hello, which means that users will be able to open video calls through links sent over social media. Internally, the browser dropped support for the insecure SSLv3 and disabled use of RC4 except where explicitly whitelisted. The SafeBrowsing malware detection now works for downloads on OS X and Linux. (Full list of security changes.) The Mac OS X version of Firefox is now running Project Silk, which makes animations and scrolling noticeably smoother. Developers now have access to the powerful Fetch API, which should provide a better interface for grabbing things over a network.

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Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-03 11:32
Not so hard without your horses and dogs, are ya? Eh? EH?

Shaken members of a Cambridgeshire sports club have recounted a terrifying ordeal at the jaws of a rampaging fox.…

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Samsung Faces Lawsuit In China Over Smartphone Bloatware

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-07-03 11:04
An anonymous reader writes: Samsung is being sued in China for installing too many apps onto its smartphones. The Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission is also suing Chinese vendor Oppo, demanding that the industry do more to rein in bloatware. The group said complaints are on the rise from smartphone users who are frustrated that these apps take up too much storage and download data without the user being aware. Out of a study of 20 smartphones, Samsung and Oppo were found to be the worst culprits. A model of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 contained 44 pre-installed apps that could not be removed from the device, while Oppo's X9007 phone had 71.

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Debian-Based Distro OpenMediaVault 2.1 [Stone burner] is out now. Prominent Features and Installation Guide

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-07-03 11:00

 LinuxPitStop: OpenMediaVault is a free Network Attached Storage operating system, it is an architecture independent Linux distro; which means it can be installed on any type of hardware.

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Assange™'s emotional plea for asylum in France rejected

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:56
'Didn't make any such plea anyway, what everr', tweets Wikileaks

Assange: Can I come and live in you, pretty please? France: No, you can’t come and live here! Assange: Never wanted to anyway!…

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Fedora 22 mariadb-10.0.20-1.fc22 - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:50 This is an update to most recent version 10.0.20, that also fixes CVE-2015-3152.
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Wikipedia: YES! we’ve SAVED the INTERNET again!

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:37
“Are we socially responsible and honest? Hell, no. We’re Wikipedia”

Just as we predicted only yesterday, Wikipedia has proclaimed a famous “victory” over something that was never going to happen.…

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It's all Uber! France ends its love affair with ride-sharing app

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:22
'Urban transport revolution' crushed by Madame la Republique

Ride-sharing app Uber announced on Friday that it was ditching its French service.…

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Russian Cargo Ship Successfully Makes Orbit, Will Supply ISS

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:21
An anonymous reader writes: Early this morning, a Russian Soyuz rocket successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The rocket carried a Progress capsule containing 2,700kg of supplies for the International Space Station. It's a much-needed victory after a series of launch failures that saw ISS resupply missions from Orbital ATK, Russia, and SpaceX end in failure. "The station, a joint project involving 15 nations which is staffed by a crew of six astronauts and cosmonauts, currently has a four-month supply of food and water, NASA said. The arrival of the Russian cargo ship, and the planned launch of a Japanese HTV freighter in August, should replenish the station's pantries through the end of the year, NASA said. Friday's successful launch clears the way for three new crew members to fly to the station later this month."

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A week after Kuwait bombing, Sunnis and Shi'ites pray together for unity

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:07
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Hundreds of Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims prayed for national unity at Kuwait's grand mosque on Friday, vowing to block any attempt to stir sectarian division a week after an Islamic State staged the country's deadliest militant attack.
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NoSQL and the next generation of big data

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:00 MongoDB senior solutions architect Henrik Ingo provides insight into MongoDB and explains why it's the platform of choice for big data analytics and for building microservices.

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Vectone Mobile gone for the week, don't know when it'll be back

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-03 09:46
MVNO offers ‘sincere’ apology to customers. Cheers for that

MVNO Vectone Mobile's service has been down for days, with the company offering no indication as to when it might resume, or any public statement acknowledging the depth of the problem.…

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Aussie ISP Bakes In Geo-dodging For Netflix, Hulu

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-07-03 09:38
New submitter ste7en7 writes: A new Australian ISP is integrating geo-blocking circumvention into its broadband service, allowing customers to access streaming services like Hulu, Netflix USA, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime. When Yournet launches in August, customers will be able to sign up for broadband that allows users to instantly change the country they are supposedly surfing from.

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In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-07-03 09:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage.
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It's not for everyone, but hyperconvergence is still a valuable solution

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-03 09:04
DDN and HDS lead the high-end market, but others will join in soon

Comment I love the concept of hyperconvergence. Who doesn’t? An IT infrastructure built out of relatively balanced (and small) nodes, all contributing together to a large pool of computing and storage resources, which can linearly scale just by adding more nodes.…

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Compact, rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-07-03 09:00

 LinuxGizmos: Adlink's "Matrix MXE-100i" gateway runs Wind River's Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack on an Intel Quark processor, and offers multiple wireless options.

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AMAgeddon: Reddit Mods Are Locking Up the Site's Most Popular Pages In Protest

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-07-03 08:56
vivaoporto writes: As reported by CNET and TechCrunch, reddit moderators are locking up the site's most popular pages in protest against the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, a key member of the site's behind-the-scenes team. Taylor, who was the main facilitator for the site's question-and-answer community "Ask Me Anything" (graced by the presence of notables like Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld and regular folks like a line cook at Applebee's) was fired yesterday, causing all sorts of problems for Reddit's most mainstream offering. Taylor's reported departure, which has been dubbed AMAgeddon, led other moderators of the marquee IAmA subreddit to switch the page's settings to private, rendering the Reddit userbase unable to view the page. Since then, dozens of other subreddits including /r/askreddit, /r/videos, /r/gaming and /r/gadgets — each with several million subscribers — have also been made private, instead re-directing readers to a static landing page. Reddit's cofounder and executive chairman, Alexis Ohanian, said in a post, "we don't talk about specific employees. (...) We get that losing Victoria has a significant impact on the way you manage your community, (...) I'd really like to understand how we can help solve these problems, because I know r/IAMA thrived before her and will thrive after." He later apologized for how communication was handled. A full recap of the situation is available at the site itself, with insights from redditors about the whole situation. This comes in the wake of other highly controversial events like the response to what became known as The Fappening, and the more recent ban of the controversial but popular FatPeopleHate subreddit.

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Outsourcery has ‘greater flexibility to pursue opportunities’ after £4m Voda loan

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-03 08:43
It plugs a hole, but where are the profits?

Loss-making cloud biz Outsourcery has managed to tap up Vodafone for a £4m loan under a partnership deal.…

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