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US Lab Developing Technology For Space Traffic Control

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:20
coondoggie writes "Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they have tested technology that could eventually help them monitor and control space traffic. The driving idea behind the project is to help keep satellites and other spacecraft from colliding with each other or with debris in Low Earth Orbit."

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Snowden speaks: NSA spies create 'databases of ruin' on innocent folks

The Register - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:11
'Not all spying is bad' but bulk collection has to go, says whistleblower in web chat

Ex-NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden used his first public Q&A to call for the US to lead a global initiative to ban mass surveillance of populations. He also wants governments to ensure that intelligence agencies can protect national security while not invading everyday privacy.…

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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:03
sfcrazy writes "Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is 'giving back' to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian developers. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux it's a nice way for Valve to say 'thank you' to Debian developers."

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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:03
sfcrazy writes "Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is 'giving back' to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian developers. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux it's a nice way for Valve to say 'thank you' to Debian developers."

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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:03
sfcrazy writes "Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is 'giving back' to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian developers. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux it's a nice way for Valve to say 'thank you' to Debian developers."

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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:03
sfcrazy writes "Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is 'giving back' to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian developers. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux it's a nice way for Valve to say 'thank you' to Debian developers."

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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:03
sfcrazy writes "Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is 'giving back' to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian Developer. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux it's a nice way of Valve to say 'thank you' to Debian developers."

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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:03
sfcrazy writes "Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is 'giving back' to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian Developer. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux it's a nice way of Valve to say 'thank you' to Debian developers."

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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 20:03
sfcrazy writes "Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is 'giving back' to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian Developer. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux it's a nice way of Valve to say 'thank you' to Debian developers."

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U.S. prosecutors subpoena documents in N.J. bridge scandal: lawyer

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-23 19:55
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey has issued subpoenas to Governor Chris Christie's campaign and the state Republican Party for documents related to George Washington Bridge access lane closures, a lawyer for both groups said on Thursday.
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Exclusive: FBI warns retailers to expect more credit card breaches

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-23 19:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has warned U.S. retailers to prepare for more cyber attacks after discovering about 20 hacking cases in the past year that involved the same kind of malicious software used against Target Corp in the holiday shopping season.






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Mars Rover Opportunity Finds Life-Friendly Niche

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 19:37
astroengine writes "Gale Crater, the region being explored by NASA's Curiosity rover, isn't the only place on Mars where ancient microbes may have thrived. New evidence from NASA's senior robotic Mars scout, Opportunity, shows life-friendly water once mixed with telltale, clay-bearing rocks that now lie on the broken rim of Endeavour Crater, an ancient 14-mile wide basin on the other side of the planet from Gale. 'If I were to go Mars early in time and wanted to do a well, I'd do it there,' planetary scientist Ray Arvidson, with Washington University in St. Louis, told Discovery News. 'It's like drinking water. This would have been a niche for whatever life at the time existed.'"

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Microsoft profit beats forecasts, no word on new CEO

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-23 19:23
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its software and services for businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill.






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NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 10 years on Mars with a FILTHY selfie

The Register - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:58
Shatner gatecrashes press conference to ask about MYSTERY DONUT ROCK

Pic While its flashy younger brother Curiosity is getting all the headlines these days, the Opportunity rover will shortly be celebrating its tenth anniversary on the Red Planet (not bad for a machine expected to last for 90 days) and NASA has revealed a selfie to mark the anniversary.…

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cvs-fast-export 1.3

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:54
cvs-fast-export analyzes a collection of RCS files in a CVS repository (or outside of one) and, when possible, emits an equivalent history in the form of a fast-import stream. Not all possible histories can be rendered this way; the program tries to emit useful warnings when it can't. The program can also produce a visualization of the resulting commit DAG in the DOT format handled by the graphviz suite. The package also includes cvssync, a tool for mirroring masters from remote CVS hosts.

Release Notes: Improved performance of masters with many symbols.

Tags: Version Control, CVS, RCS, git, fast export

Licenses: GPL

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Midwestern Fault Zones Are Still Alive

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:50
sciencehabit writes "The occasional quakes rattling the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a series of Midwestern faults named for a small town in the Missouri Bootheel, aren't aftershocks of the massive quakes that rocked our fledgling nation more than 2 centuries ago, a new study suggests. In other words, modern-day quakes are signs that the faults in the region are still accumulating stress—and sometimes releasing it as fresh rumblings."

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Ukraine opposition meet protesters after talks with Yanukovich

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:35
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich called for an emergency session of parliament to end the country's political crisis and violent unrest, in a sign he might be ready to soften his hardline stance and strike a compromise.






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Microsoft profit beats forecasts, no word on new CEO

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:34
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its Office software to businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill.






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Icahn takes another $500 million bite out of Apple

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:10
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn picked up another $500 million of Apple Inc shares on Thursday to take his investment in the iPhone maker to $3.6 billion, while ratcheting up his months-long campaign to pry open the company's cash hoard.
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Should Self-Driving Cars Chauffeur Shopping 'Whales' For Free?

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:05
theodp writes "Probably not the most fortuitous timing, but the USPTO has granted Google its wish for a patent on Transportation-Aware Physical Advertising Conversions, a system that arranges for free or discounted transportation to an advertiser's business location that will be more or less convenient based upon how profitable a customer is deemed. It's reminiscent of the free personal chauffeured limousine rides long enjoyed by Las Vegas casino 'whales', but at scale and using cars that may not have drivers. A server, Google explains, 'arranges the selected transportation option, for example, by dispatching a vehicle or providing instructions for using public transportation.' So, it seems a Larry or Sergey type might expect to be taken gratis to the Tesla dealership via a private autonomous car or even helicopter, while others may get a discount on a SF Muni bus ride to Safeway. Google also describes how advertisers will be able to use a customer's profile 'to exclude a customer from being considered for an offer based on exclusion criteria identified by a business,' such as age, job title, purchasing history, clothing size, or other 'desirable' characteristics."

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