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<i>El Reg</i> posse prepares for quid-a-day nosh challenge

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:40
Battling malaria with rice, chickpeas and TWO RASHERS OF BACON

The countdown to this year's Live Below the Line challenge has begun, and next week, the elite El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse will attempt to survive for five days on a food budget of just £1 per day.…

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Exclusive: Obama plans to call EU leaders in Russia sanctions push - sources

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to speak to several European leaders on Friday to try to nudge the EU toward fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter said.
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Empty spaces mark Korean school tribute for missing ferry victims

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:27
ANSAN, South Korea/SEOUL (Reuters) - A floral tribute to the children who drowned in a sinking South Korean ferry displays photographs of the victims in their school uniforms, while lines of empty spaces wait to be filled with photos once those still missing are confirmed dead.






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Spy back doors? That would be suicide, says Huawei

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:21
'Impeccable track record' clearly means we're not a spy conduit, says mouthpiece

Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei says allegations it provides backdoors for espionage in its kit remain unproven and would be “commercial suicide”.…

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In California drought, big money, many actors, little oversight

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:19
(Reuters) - In the middle of one of the worst droughts in California's history, no one knows exactly how many agencies supply the state with water.
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Nokia says handset business sale to Microsoft completed

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:15
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia on Friday said the sale of its once-dominant handset business to Microsoft has been closed after the companies agreed to leave two factories in India and Korea out of the deal.






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Techies: Hands-on lab to find out what AWS Cloud can do for you

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:01
Last chance to register – London, 30 April

Promo The annual Amazon Web Services Summit kicks off in London on 30 April, 2014 and there are still some spaces available for this free all-day event.…

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IPv4 Space Almost Completely Allocated

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:00

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Unallocated North American IPv4 addresses now down to just over 16 million.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-04-25 05:44
SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.






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So far, so SOPA: Web campaigners to protest world's biggest ever free trade deal

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 05:28
Worries over increased censorship despite stalled talks

Internet activists are planning a major on- and offline protest at what has been described as a "secretive, SOPA-like" agreement being hammered out as the world's largest economies attempt to agree the world's biggest ever free trade deal.…

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Aspose.OCR for .NET 1.9.0

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-04-25 05:04
Aspose.OCR for .NET is a character recognition component built to allow developers to add OCR functionality in their ASP .NET Web applications, Web services, and applications. It provides a simple set of classes for controlling character recognition tasks and supports BMP and TIFF.

Release Notes: You can now set thresholds for a template, template page, and for a specific template element. The threshold is usually set to an acceptable higher average value before initializing the OMR procedure to determine the amount of pixels (as a percent) required before a field or a mark is considered checked or filled. This release also supports equal spacing between the markers. This enhancement has been made for the OmrEngine to accommodate markers that are equally distributed on the OMR template.

Release Tags: Set OMR Thresholds, set Equal Spacing b/t Markers, Configure Threshold for Optical Markers, Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), OMR Template Editor, Set Value of Selected Threshold for OMR

Tags: optical character recognition, OCR

Licenses: Proprietary

Categories: open source

Beijing's anti-smut crackdown catches 'Chinese Twitter' Weibo red-handed

The Register - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:59
China's largest microblog service has two licenses revoked

Sina, the company that owns China’s über-popular Twitter-like service Weibo, has had two key licences withdrawn by Beijing in retaliation for allegedly allowing the publication of articles and videos containing pornographic content.…

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WebDAV CGI 0.9.0

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:41
WebDAV CGI implements the WebDAV server protocol (compliance classes 1, 2, and 3). If you need a WebDAV enabled Apache Web server with UID/GID wrapping for special file/folder permissions, you can use WebDAV CGI in conjunction with a UID/GID wrapper.

Release Notes: The code has been cleaned up, old views are removed, and a lot of minor and major bugs were fixed.

Tags: WebDAV, Apache, cgi

Licenses: GPLv3

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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:28
dcblogs (1096431) writes "The 75 students in the 2014 Master of Science in Analytics class at North Carolina State University received, in total, 246 job offers from 55 employers, valued at $22.5 million in salaries and bonuses, which is 24% higher than last year's combined offers. But the problem ahead is admissions. There may not be enough master's programs in analytics to meet demand. NC State has received nearly 800 applications for 85 seats. Its acceptance rate is now at 12.5%. Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics received 600 applications for 30 openings its September class. That's an acceptance rate of 6%"

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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:28
dcblogs (1096431) writes "The 75 students in the 2014 Master of Science in Analytics class at North Carolina State University received, in total, 246 job offers from 55 employers, valued at $22.5 million in salaries and bonuses, which is 24% higher than last year's combined offers. But the problem ahead is admissions. There may not be enough master's programs in analytics to meet demand. NC State has received nearly 800 applications for 85 seats. Its acceptance rate is now at 12.5%. Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics received 600 applications for 30 openings its September class. That's an acceptance rate of 6%"

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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:28
dcblogs (1096431) writes "The 75 students in the 2014 Master of Science in Analytics class at North Carolina State University received, in total, 246 job offers from 55 employers, valued at $22.5 million in salaries and bonuses, which is 24% higher than last year's combined offers. But the problem ahead is admissions. There may not be enough master's programs in analytics to meet demand. NC State has received nearly 800 applications for 85 seats. Its acceptance rate is now at 12.5%. Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics received 600 applications for 30 openings its September class. That's an acceptance rate of 6%"

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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:28
dcblogs (1096431) writes "The 75 students in the 2014 Master of Science in Analytics class at North Carolina State University received, in total, 246 job offers from 55 employers, valued at $22.5 million in salaries and bonuses, which is 24% higher than last year's combined offers. But the problem ahead is admissions. There may not be enough master's programs in analytics to meet demand. NC State has received nearly 800 applications for 85 seats. Its acceptance rate is now at 12.5%. Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics received 600 applications for 30 openings its September class. That's an acceptance rate of 6%"

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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:28
dcblogs (1096431) writes "The 75 students in the 2014 Master of Science in Analytics class at North Carolina State University received, in total, 246 job offers from 55 employers, valued at $22.5 million in salaries and bonuses, which is 24% higher than last year's combined offers. But the problem ahead is admissions. There may not be enough master's programs in analytics to meet demand. NC State has received nearly 800 applications for 85 seats. Its acceptance rate is now at 12.5%. Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics received 600 applications for 30 openings its September class. That's an acceptance rate of 6%"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:28
dcblogs (1096431) writes "The 75 students in the 2014 Master of Science in Analytics class at North Carolina State University received, in total, 246 job offers from 55 employers, valued at $22.5 million in salaries and bonuses, which is 24% higher than last year's combined offers. But the problem ahead is admissions. There may not be enough master's programs in analytics to meet demand. NC State has received nearly 800 applications for 85 seats. Its acceptance rate is now at 12.5%. Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics received 600 applications for 30 openings its September class. That's an acceptance rate of 6%"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:28
dcblogs (1096431) writes "The 75 students in the 2014 Master of Science in Analytics class at North Carolina State University received, in total, 246 job offers from 55 employers, valued at $22.5 million in salaries and bonuses, which is 24% higher than last year's combined offers. But the problem ahead is admissions. There may not be enough master's programs in analytics to meet demand. NC State has received nearly 800 applications for 85 seats. Its acceptance rate is now at 12.5%. Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics received 600 applications for 30 openings its September class. That's an acceptance rate of 6%"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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