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Oracle releases non-engineered x86 servers

The Register - Sun, 2015-04-12 20:59
Not hyperconverged, not leading edge and not very exciting for most customers

Oracle may make a heap of noise about its engineered stacks-in-a-box, but appears to have decided there's still some cash to be wrung out of the standalone x86 server market … when they're designed to suit the needs of a particular industry.…

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Study: Ancient Mosasaurs Gave Birth In Open Sea

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-04-12 20:38
An anonymous reader writes A new study published in the journal Palaeontology finds that Mosasaurs, the large marine lizards that once populated the waters about 65 million years ago, gave birth to live young in the open ocean. "Mosasaurs are among the best-studied groups of Mesozoic vertebrate animals, but evidence regarding how they were born and what baby mosasaur ecology was like has historically been elusive," said Daniel Field, lead author of a study published online April 10 in the journal Palaeontology. Field is a doctoral candidate in the lab of Jacques Gauthier in Yale's Department of Geology and Geophysics."

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Clinton's 2016 White House launch contrasts with her 2008 bid

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-04-12 19:58
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton cast herself as a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday, kicking off her long-awaited second run for the White House with a vow to fight for a level playing field for those recovering from tough economic times.






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Strange radio telescope signals came from microwave ovens

The Register - Sun, 2015-04-12 19:56
Perytons are from Earth, Fast Radio Bursts are from way beyond Venus

Boffins' lunches have been fingered as the source of a long-standing mystery: the peryton, which clouded discussions of the origin of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).…

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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Storing Data To Survive a Fire (or Other Disaster)

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-04-12 19:32
First time accepted submitter aka_bigred writes Every year as I file my taxes, I replicate my most important financial data (a couple GB of data) to store an offline copy in my fire-rated home safe. This gets me thinking about what the most reliable data media would be to keep in my fire-rated home safe. CDs/DVDs/tapes could easily melt or warp rendering them useless, so I'm very hesitant to use them. I've seen more exotic solutions that let you print your digital data to paper an optically re-import it later should you ever need it, but it seems overly cumbersome and error prone should it be damaged or fire scorched. That leaves my best options being either a classic magnetic platter drive, or some sort of solid state storage, like SD cards, USB flash drives, or a small SSD. The problem is, I can't decide which would survive better if ever exposed to extreme temperatures, or water damage should my house burn down. Most people would just suggest to store it in "the cloud", but I'm naturally averse to doing so because that means someone else is responsible for my data and I could loose it to hackers, the entity going out of business, etc. Once it leaves my home, I no longer fully control it, which is unacceptable. My thought being "they can't hack/steal what they can't physically access." What medium do other Slashdot users use to store their most important data (under say 5GB worth) in an at-home safe to protect it from fire?

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Linux 4.0 debuts with the usual no fanfare

The Register - Sun, 2015-04-12 19:17
Torvalds looses neatened number feat. non-disruptive patches, Z13 support and more

Linux 4.0 is upon us.…

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ɘƨɿɘvɘЯ algo attack cracks Belkin router WPS PINs: researcher

The Register - Sun, 2015-04-12 18:47
SOHOpeless: all you need is the MAC and the serial number

A researcher who last year turned up weak WPS PIN protection in D-Link broadband modems has found the same problem exists on Belkin devices.…

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European Space Agency Invited To Contribute a Lander To NASA's Europa Clipper

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-04-12 18:29
MarkWhittington writes According to a story in Spaceflight Now, NASA has invited the European Space Agency to participate in its upcoming Europa Clipper project. Europa Clipper, pushed by Rep. John Culberson, the chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees NASA, recently received backing from the Obama administration. Europa Clipper would launch in the early 2020s and would be placed in an orbit around Jupiter that would cause it to fly by Europa, a moon of Jupiter, at least 45 times during its operational life.

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Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb scare

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-04-12 18:28
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Germanwings flight bound for Italy from Germany was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said.
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Yemen's exiled president appoints conciliatory figure as deputy

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-04-12 18:04
ADEN/RIYADH (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed his former prime minister as vice president on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at improving the chances of a peaceful settlement to the civil war that forced Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia.






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History now made, U.S. and Cuba face bumpy road ahead

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-04-12 17:49
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States just made history. Now comes the hard part.
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Microsoft and Miele Team Collaborate To Cook Up an IoT Revolution

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-04-12 17:20
Mark Wilson writes When people talk about the Internet of Things, there are often semi-joking references to fridges that know when you've run out of milk and ovens that know how to cook whatever you put in them. Forget the jokes; this is now a reality. We've already seen a generation of smart appliances, and Microsoft wants to be part of what happens next. At Hannover Messe today, Miele — of oven, vacuum cleaner and washing machine fame — announces it is working on a new breed of appliances based on Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) services What does this mean? Ultimately it means you'll be able to find a recipe online, have the ingredient list and preparation instructions sent to your mobile device, and your smart oven will be automatically configured with the correct settings.

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How to manage processes with cgroup on Systemd

Linux Today - Sun, 2015-04-12 17:10

 Linuxaria: systemd is a suite of system management daemons, libraries, and utilities designed as a central management and configuration platform for the GNU/Linux computer operating system.

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Big tech companies lack one thing ??? shame

Linux Today - Sun, 2015-04-12 17:00

 ITwire: Watching the heads of the Australian arms of Google, Microsoft and Apple sit before a Senate committee and tell one whopper after another is an amazing experience.

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Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-04-12 16:50
An anonymous reader writes In a move that surprised no one, Hillary Clinton has officially announced she is entering the 2016 race for the White House. According to the Times: "Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee. 'I'm running for president,' she said with a smile near the end of a two-minute video released just after 3 p.m. 'Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion,' Mrs. Clinton said. 'So I'm hitting the road to earn your vote — because it's your time. And I hope you'll join me on this journey.'"

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Gunmen attack South Korea embassy in Tripoli, two guards killed

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-04-12 16:36
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen fired shots at the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday killing two local security guards, South Korean and Libyan officials said.






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The NSA Wants Tech Companies To Give It "Front Door" Access To Encrypted Data

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-04-12 16:12
An anonymous reader writes The National Security Agency is embroiled in a battle with tech companies over access to encrypted data that would allow it to spy (more easily) on millions of Americans and international citizens. Last month, companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple urged the Obama administration to put an end to the NSA's bulk collection of metadata. "National Security Agency officials are considering a range of options to ensure their surveillance efforts aren't stymied by the growing use of encryption, particularly in smartphones. Key among the solutions, according to The Washington Post, might be a requirement that technology companies create a digital key that can open any locked device to obtain text messages or other content, but divide the key into pieces so no one group could use it without the cooperation of other parties."

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Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-04-12 15:05
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton on Sunday praised the mayor of a South Carolina town where a white patrolman was charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a black man and said other officers there should face charges.
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LG's Leather-Clad G4 Revealed In Leaked Images

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-04-12 15:03
An anonymous reader writes Evan Blass, known on Twitter as @evleaks, released images of LG's G4 smartphone which was supposed to be unveiled April 28th. "The images reveal what appear to be a multitude of swappable back plates. There are at least six different real leather backs (ranging from black and brown to baby blue and yellow), as well as three more traditional plastic backs. It's fair to assume that the leather versions will carry a cost premium. The LG Quick Circle case, which has a window to let you view notifications while the cover is closed, also appears to be making a return with the G4."

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