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You'll never believe it: Apple stock is going for CHEAP

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:23
LOL. Just a bit of hot seven-way split action. It's still pricey

Frantic fanboi investors might be freaking out today as Apple stocks appear to have lost 85 per cent of their value over the weekend, with the price dropping from around $645 to an opening price of $92.22.…

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Units of measurement for Ada 3.4

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:21
The library provides an implementation of dimensioned values for Ada. Unit checks are made at run-time, if not optimized out by the compiler. SI and irregular measurement units are supported. Shifted units like degrees Celsius are supported too. Conversions from and back to strings are provided for all various irregular units. An extensive set of GTK widgets for dealing with dimensioned values is included, though use of GTK is not mandatory for the rest of the library.

Release Notes: The widgets and renderers provided by the library are adapted for the GTK 3.x. GTK 2.x is no longer supported.The Split procedure was added to the Units package. Only Ada 2005 and Ada 2012 are supported when widgets and renderers are used, because GtkAda bindings require at least Ada 2005. The non-GUI parts of the software remain Ada 95 conformant. A bug in text conversion that led to false output of values with units like square meter were fixed. This version was first compiled with GNAT 4.9.

Release Tags: GTK+ 3 support, minor bug fixes

Tags: Scientific/Engineering

Licenses: GMGPL

Categories: open source

decotengu 0.11.0

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:12
decotengu is a dive decompression library to experiment with various implementations of the Buhlmann decompression model with Erik Baker’s gradient factors. The results of decotengu calculations are decompression stops and tissue saturation information. Third party applications can use those results for data analysis purposes or dive planning functionality.

Release Notes: This release reimplements the tabular calculator to use exponential function group homomorphism exp(x + y) = exp(x) * exp(y), which forced a redesign of decompression model code as well. The overall redesign gives a much simpler code base, memory usage improvements, and a significant performance boost. All methods and functions are changed to accept time in minutes instead of time in seconds.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:11
jfruh (300774) writes "If you're a Verizon broadband customer and you've tried streaming Netflix over the past few days, you might've seen a message telling you that the "Verizon network is crowded" and that your stream is being modified as a result. Verizon isn't taking this lying down, saying that there's no proof Verizon is responsible for Netflix's issues, and is threatening to sue over the warnings."

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Las Vegas cop killers may have white supremacy links: report

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:05
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Law enforcement officials are looking into whether a man and woman who killed two Las Vegas police officers and a third person before killing themselves Sunday had links to the white supremacy movement, according to a report on Monday.






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Little Known Apache Mesos Project Helps Mesosphere Raise $10M From Andreessen Horowitz

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:00

The New Stack: Mesos, software for automatic scaling, was in fact built around five years ago and is already in use on more than 50,000 cores at Twitter

Categories: linux, news, open source

Libyan court says PM's election invalid, raising hopes of end to stalemate

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:58
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's Supreme Court ruled on Monday that parliament's election of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq a month ago was unconstitutional, a ruling that could reduce volatile political tensions in the major OPEC member state.
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Freeverb3 3.1.1

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:56
Freeverb3 is a signal processing library. It includes many types of audio processing effects and signal generators including a linear feedback shift register (LFSR) maximum length sequence (MLS) generator, multiple types of high quality mono+stereo reverb effects, a multi slot impulse response processor, multiband hardknee+softknee compressor and limiter, a stereo enhancer, a limiter, and many types of infinite impulse respose (IIR) and finite impulse response (FIR) filters. Also available is Freeverb3VST, a VST effects plugins package based on the Freeverb3 library.

Release Notes: A cpuid bug was fixed along with some small bugs on amd64.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, VST plugin

Tags: Sound/Audio, Scientific/Engineering, Players, multimedia

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

Greenland Is Getting Darker

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:25
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Greenland's white snow is getting darker. Scientists have generally attributed that darkening to larger, slightly less white snow grains caused by warmer temperatures. But researchers have found a new source of darkening taking hold: impurities in the snow. The new darkening effect could easily add 2 centimeters to the projections of 20 cm sea level rise by 2100—and perhaps more if impurity levels grow with time."

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Migrating to Windows Server 2012

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:21
Make a virtue out of necessity

Reg Live TV What are you doing on 14 July 2015? Mark it in your diary: it’s the end of support for Windows Server 2003. Unless you start migration planning soon, 14 July next year might be a bad day at the office.…

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EU privacy A-Team tells Google: Get a grip and obey OUR laws

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:04
Data protection cops get feisty

The EU's advisory panel on privacy and data protection has warned Google to comply with Europe's laws in an unusually strongly worded statement.…

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Red Hat's CEO Sees Open Source Cloud Domination

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:00

Forbes: In sum, Whitehurst hopes and expects OpenStack to do to VMware what Linux did to Windows: to become the first choice of cloud-savvy startups and if not the default choice, at least an accepted and respectable alternative within the enterprise

Categories: linux, news, open source

Shellpic 1.4

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:54
Shellpic uses shell escape codes to display images in a terminal, IRC or NUTS client.

Release Notes: This version adds the --nuts switch which creates ouput suitable for NUTS talkers. It also adds support for Python 2.6.

Tags: Graphic, shell, IRC, Viewer, GIF, bash, terminal

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

Russia would react to NATO build-up near borders: minister

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:53
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia would consider any further expansion of NATO forces near its borders a "demonstration of hostile intentions" and would take political and military measures to ensure its own security, a senior diplomat was quoted on Monday as saying.






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Talend Open Studio for Data Quality 5.6.0M1

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:47
Talend Open Studio for Data Quality helps you to profile your data. The ergonomic interface allows you to define metrics (indicators) and collect statistics on your data in a few clicks. It comes with a set of regular expressions that helps you to identify bad data. You can create your own regular expressions and use them in data profiling analyses. A lot of options exist for each indicator, which change the behavior of the indicator so that it gives you more pertinent information. Data quality options on indicators alert you when your data quality is not what you expected.

Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes.

Release Tags: new features, Bugfixes

Tags: Information Management, Metadata/Semantic Models, Database, Front-Ends, Software Development, Quality Assurance, Records Management

Licenses: LGPLv3

Categories: open source

Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.0M1

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:46
Talend Open Studio for Data Integration is an ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) tool. Talend Open Studio for Data Integration can perform jobs that range from datawarehouse feeding to database synchronization, as well as file format transformations. Its graphical interface is made with Eclipse RCP, and data related scripts are generated in Perl or Java. The application was designed to be extended with components written by users.

Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes.

Release Tags: new features, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators, Database, Front-Ends

Licenses: LGPLv3

Categories: open source

Talend Open Studio for ESB 5.6.0M1

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:45
Talend Open Studio for ESB is an innovative, Eclipse-based tooling environment for modeling, configuring, and deploying integration solutions using the Apache-based open source enterprise service bus (ESB), Talend ESB. Talend ESB is a versatile and flexible ESB that allows organizations to address integration challenges, from simple departmental projects to complex, heterogeneous IT environments. Powered by the Apache CXF, Apache Camel, and Apache ActiveMQ Open Source integration projects, it makes enterprise-class integration accessible by delivering a cost-effective and easy-to-use way to integrate and expand systems and applications.

Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes.

Release Tags: new features, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators, Database, Front-Ends

Licenses: LGPLv3

Categories: open source

Talend Open Studio for MDM 5.6.0M1

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:44
Talend Open Studio for MDM provides the key data management functions across integration, quality, and governance to get users started with master data in their companies. It allows users to install, implement, and manage a single solution across all these key functional groups, decreasing complexity and time to value for MDM projects.

Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes.

Release Tags: new features, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators, Database

Licenses: LGPLv3

Categories: open source

Replicating the NSA's Gadgets Using Open Source

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:40
An anonymous reader writes "Wireless security researcher Michael Ossmann asked himself: 'Could I make the gadgets that the agency uses to monitor and locate mobile phones, tap USB and Ethernet connections, maintain persistent malware on PCs, communicate with malware across air gaps, and more, by just using open source software and hardware?' In this podcast he shares his insights on what to use — and how — to duplicate hardware devices found in the ANT catalog."

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NeoPost: This is how you DON'T do PIN security

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:28
What's more secure than a PIN? Three for one device? Er, no, says Reg mobile man

There is something very proper about the Royal Mail. It has the word “Royal” in it after all, reassuring users of the postal service's integrity. You particularly wouldn’t want anyone stealing postage, so a franking machine has to be super secure – which is perhaps why my shiny new machine from NeoPost needs three PINs.…

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