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Cautious Khamenei shares burden of approval on Iran deal

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-08-10 09:25
DUBAI, (Reuters) - For a man with the title of Supreme Leader, Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been noticeably unwilling to claim the credit for a nuclear deal that marks a turning point in the history of the Islamic Republic.
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Google ready for another pop at India, with Android One in hand

The Register - Mon, 2015-08-10 09:01
'Owzat? Google stumped by diverse Asian market

Google is trying the good old switching-it-off-and-on-again ploy with its scheme to sell super-cheap Android phones in India.…

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How to install Wordpress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Debian 8

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-08-10 09:00

 HowToForge: HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) is a just-in-time compiler developed by Facebook to run applications that are written in PHP and Hack language.

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Buzz: a Novel Programming Language For Heterogeneous Robot Swarms

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-08-10 08:44
New submitter pRobotika writes: Designing the behavior of robot swarms is difficult; the larger the group, the more tricky it is to predict its dynamics and the causes of errors. Buzz is a new open-source programming language specifically for robot swarms. It's designed for ease of use and is inspired by well-known programming languages such as JavaScript, Python and Lua. Buzz also includes a number of constructs specifically designed for swarm-level development. The “swarm” construct allows a developer to split the robots into multiple groups and assign a specific task to each. Swarms can be created, disbanded, and modified dynamically. The “neighbors” construct captures an important concept in swarm systems: locality. In nature, individuals interact directly and only with nearby swarm-mates. Interactions include communication, obstacle avoidance or leader following. The neighbors construct provides functions to mimic these mechanisms.

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Big operating expenses rise clobbers Dot Hill's otherwise healthy profits

The Register - Mon, 2015-08-10 08:40
Stop buying paperclips you guys, please

Storage biz Dot Hill is back and boasting a third quarter of double-digit revenue growth – but also reports anorexic profits caused by some whopping admin expenses.…

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Trump's plan for Islamic State: 'Put a ring around it'

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-08-10 08:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday he supported the use of U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State in the Middle East.
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Microsoft lays financial bear trap for cloud sceptics

The Register - Mon, 2015-08-10 08:19 pays more for on-prem desktop wares, channel makes less from them

Microsoft’s 'cloud first' mantra has teeth and it is crunching those gnashers down on the amount of money that old-world channel types can make from classic on-premise licensing.…

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Hyper-scaling multi-structured data? Let's count the ways

The Register - Mon, 2015-08-10 08:02
Molluscoid magic is just the start

Comment Hyperscaling storage for unstructured data, file and object silos is conceptually straightforward. You buy yourself commodity hardware and get parallel filesystem software or object software. Hyperscale block storage generally means buying a monster SAN. But what happens if you need to have hyperscale storage across block, file and object bases?…

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Collaborate with your vendor to make the most of the hybrid cloud

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-08-10 08:00

 EnterprisersProject: Rich Hillebrecht, CIO of Riverbed Technology, explores how to avoid potential pitfalls of working with vendors.

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Chinese Tech Companies Building Factories In India

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-08-10 07:59
jfruh writes: Over the past two decades, China's relatively high skill, low cost workforce made the country a powerhouse of tech and electronics manufacturing. But in a sign that things might be changing, several large Chinese companies, including Foxconn and Huawei, are investing billions to start manufacturing in India. Xiaomi is expected to announce its first India-made phone today, as well. The article says that Foxconn's planned factory in Maharashtra "would create employment for at least 50,000 people, state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said after the signing of the agreement at which Foxconn CEO Terry Gou was present."

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Microsoft co-founder recovers ship's bell of 'The Mighty Hood'

The Register - Mon, 2015-08-10 07:41
Artifact will be memorial to victims of battlecruiser disaster

A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has recovered the ship's bell of battlecruiser HMS Hood – the pride of the Royal Navy, which, on 24 May 1941, was sent to the bottom of the North Atlantic by the German battleship Bismark, with the loss of 1,415 lives.…

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Berkshire to buy Precision Castparts in biggest-ever deal

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-08-10 07:28
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to buy aircraft components maker Precision Castparts Corp in its biggest deal ever.
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Texas senator Ted Cruz serves up sizzling 'machine gun bacon'

The Register - Mon, 2015-08-10 07:22
Presidential wannabe locks, loads and fries

Texas Republican senator and US presidential wannabe Ted Cruz has clarified his position on both the Second Amendment and vegetarianism by cooking up some "machine-gun bacon".…

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Verdict in Iran's trial of U.S. journalist Rezaian likely within week: lawyer

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-08-10 07:09
DUBAI (Reuters) - A verdict in Iran's trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian could be issued within a week, his lawyer was quoted by Iranian media as saying on Monday after the fourth and last hearing behind closed doors.
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Intel building Xeon into lapwarmers as designers, content creators call the shots

The Register - Mon, 2015-08-10 07:04
Desktops. Pah!

Intel is putting its Xeon processors into laptops for the first time, ushering in what it hopes will be a significant performance boost and marketing opportunity.…

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Darkstat is a Web Based Network Traffic Analyzer: Install it on Linux

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-08-10 07:00

 LinuxPitStop: Darkstat is a simple, web based network traffic analyzer application.

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Cloud computing’s refuseniks: How long can they hold out?

The Register - Mon, 2015-08-10 06:33
Hit the roadmap, Jack

Umpty-squillion surveys come out every week, and they generally disagree with each other. Personally I tend to take notice of the ones that tell me that red wine is good for weight loss and long life.…

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Greece, lenders in final push to seal new bailout

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-08-10 06:25
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and international creditors sought to put final touches on a multi-billion euro bailout accord on Monday to keep the country financially afloat and meet an important debt repayment to the European Central Bank within days.
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How to uncover the Dark Web - Mon, 2015-08-10 06:04 One of the best ways to understand your enemy - what he's up to, what his capabilities are and how he can damage you - is to spy on him.
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Mozilla Patches Bug Used in Active Attacks - Mon, 2015-08-10 05:57 Mozilla has released a patch for a vulnerability in Firefox that was discovered when a user found it being actively exploited in the wild.
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