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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:35
MojoKid (1002251) writes "OCZ was recently acquired by Toshiba and has been going through its product stack, revamping its SSD portfolio with fresh re-designs based on Toshiba NAND Flash memory for not only increased performance but better cost structure as well. OCZ has now replaced their RevoDrive family of PCIe SSD cards with an almost complete re-designed of the product. The RevoDrive 350 is based on the same OCZ VCA 2.0 (Virtualized Controller Architecture) technology as the previous generation but is now enabled with a PCI Express X8 card interface and up to 4 LSI SandForce SD-2282 SSD processors, along with 19nm Toshiba NAND Flash. The good news is, not only is the new RevoDrive 350 faster at 1.8GB/sec claimed bandwidth for sequential reads and 1.7GB/sec for sequential writes, but it's also significantly more affordable, at literally half the price of the previous gen RevoDrive 3 when it first launched. In the benchmarks, the new PCIe card excels at read throughput, regularly hitting its 1.8GB/sec claimed bandwidth, especially with sequential workloads. Write performance is solid as well and the drive competes with the likes of some higher-end and more expensive SLC NAND-based PCIe cards like LSI's WarpDrive and Intel's SSD 910."

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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:35
MojoKid (1002251) writes "OCZ was recently acquired by Toshiba and has been going through its product stack, revamping its SSD portfolio with fresh re-designs based on Toshiba NAND Flash memory for not only increased performance but better cost structure as well. OCZ has now replaced their RevoDrive family of PCIe SSD cards with an almost complete re-designed of the product. The RevoDrive 350 is based on the same OCZ VCA 2.0 (Virtualized Controller Architecture) technology as the previous generation but is now enabled with a PCI Express X8 card interface and up to 4 LSI SandForce SD-2282 SSD processors, along with 19nm Toshiba NAND Flash. The good news is, not only is the new RevoDrive 350 faster at 1.8GB/sec claimed bandwidth for sequential reads and 1.7GB/sec for sequential writes, but it's also significantly more affordable, at literally half the price of the previous gen RevoDrive 3 when it first launched. In the benchmarks, the new PCIe card excels at read throughput, regularly hitting its 1.8GB/sec claimed bandwidth, especially with sequential workloads. Write performance is solid as well and the drive competes with the likes of some higher-end and more expensive SLC NAND-based PCIe cards like LSI's WarpDrive and Intel's SSD 910."

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Modi on brink of power ahead of India vote count

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:32
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's election results on Friday could usher in the most profound economic change in a generation if opposition leader Narendra Modi wins a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs.






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Kenya fumes as Western security warnings drive tourists out

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:24
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya rebuked Britain, the United States, France and Australia on Thursday for issuing warnings about travel to the east African country, while hoteliers said at least 400 tourists had checked out of hotels along the Indian Ocean coast.






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Non-Linux FOSS: Git Yer Tortoise On!

Linux Journal - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:12

Git has become the most popular version-tracking platform around for open-source projects. Whether you're using GitHub, Gitorious, Bitbucket or similar, or even if you're hosting the git repository yourself, accessing the code is something us Linux users take for granted. more>>

Categories: linux, news, open source

Graphics pros left hanging as Adobe Creative Cloud outage nears 24 hours

The Register - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:10
Cloudy services left titsup in login lockout

Updated Adobe is struggling to correct a global outage that has already locked customers out of its Creative Cloud online services for nearly 24 hours.…

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etmTk 0.1.23

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:02
etmTk is an event and task manager. In contrast to most calendar/todo applications, creating items (events, tasks, and so forth) in etm does not require filling out fields in a form. Instead, items are created as free-form text entries using a simple, intuitive format and stored in plain text files. Both a graphical user interface based on Tkinter and a command line interface are provided.

Release Notes: Preserves histories of job completions in task groups. Only adds timezones to items with dates. Various bugfixes.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, minor bug fixes

Tags: Office/Business, Scheduling, Information Management, Calendar, Task Management, Alerting

Licenses: GPL v2 Or Later

Categories: open source

Six Clicks: Insanely great Raspberry Pi devices you can build yourself

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:00

 ZDnet: The question isn't: "What can you do with a Raspberry Pi?" The question is: "What can't you do with a Raspberry Pi?"

Categories: linux, news, open source

Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:53
Curtis Peterson says admins who hang onto their servers instead of moving into the cloud are 'Server Huggers,' a term he makes sound like 'Horse Huggers,' a phrase that once might have been used to describe hackney drivers who didn't want to give up their horse-pulled carriages in favor of gasoline-powered automobiles. Curtis is VP of Operations for RingCentral, a cloud-based VOIP company, so he's obviously made the jump to the cloud himself. And he has reassuring words for sysadmins who are afraid the move to cloud-based computing is going to throw them out of work. He says there are plenty of new cloud computing opportunities springing up for those who have enough initiative and savvy to grab onto them, by which he obviously means you, right?

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Europe's anti-EU protest vote leaves business cold

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:45
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Industry lobbyists fear the rise of protest parties and anti-EU rebels in European elections threatens to leave them, and the businesses they represent, out in the cold.
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samhain 3.1.1

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:28
samhain is a daemon that can check file integrity, search the file tree for SUID files, and detect kernel module rootkits (Linux only). It can be used either standalone or as a client/server system for centralized monitoring, with strong (192-bit AES) encryption for client/server connections and the option to store databases and configuration files on the server. For tamper resistance, it supports signed database/configuration files and signed reports/audit logs. It has been tested on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Unixware.

Release Notes: All-numeric hostnames are correctly recognized now, and inline asm has been disabled on Cygwin/Windows.

Release Tags: Bug fixes

Tags: Security

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

NASA agonizes over plan for Mars rock sample return mission

The Register - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:26
Three-part mission could prove expensive

America's top rock hounds are gathering in Virginia to decide where on Mars they want NASA's next rover to land – not just so it can survey the Red Planet but also so that it can send back useful samples.…

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'My house is on fire m8 lol' ... 911 texting tested in the US

The Register - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:15
Jumped out of window. Femur shattered. Losing blood. kthxbye!

Injured, on fire, or under fire citizens can now text the emergency services in a new pilot program in the US.…

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The Sound of Sorting 0.6.5

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:10
The "Sound of Sorting" is a demo program containing many integer sorting algorithms. The algorithms are visualized in real time and augmented with sound effects, which are based on the values being compared. Animation speed and sound sustain can be customized while the algorithm is running. The visualization also highlights the algorithm's internal workings, which makes the demo program very useful for teaching sorting algorithms in an undergraduate computer science course. The program also counts the number of comparisons done by an algorithm, which can then be compared to the analytically derived value. The demo is implemented using the cross-platform toolkits wxWidgets and SDL, and can be executed on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Release Notes: New sorting algorithms: Binary-Search Insertion Sort, Block Merge Sort (WikiSort), Cycle Sort, and Dual-Pivot Quick Sort. Displaying the current number of inversions and runs in an array. Microseconds delay on Win32 using QueryPerformanceCounter().

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Algorithms, Visualization, sound effects

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:10
reifman (786887) writes "San Francisco's gender imbalance is so bad that a startup recently proposed flying women in from New York City for dates. But, if you're a straight male thinking of moving to Seattle to work in technology, think again. Seattle's gender ratio is even more imbalanced and it's about to get much worse for men. Amazon is building out enough space to employ 5% of the city population and its workforce is 75 percent male. By the end of 2014, Seattle will have 130 single men for every 100 single women."

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You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:10
reifman (786887) writes "San Francisco's gender imbalance is so bad that a startup recently proposed flying women in from New York City for dates. But, if you're a straight male thinking of moving to Seattle to work in technology, think again. Seattle's gender ratio is even more imbalanced and it's about to get much worse for men. Amazon is building out enough space to employ 5% of the city population and its workforce is 75 percent male. By the end of 2014, Seattle will have 130 single men for every 100 single women."

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You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:10
reifman (786887) writes "San Francisco's gender imbalance is so bad that a startup recently proposed flying women in from New York City for dates. But, if you're a straight male thinking of moving to Seattle to work in technology, think again. Seattle's gender ratio is even more imbalanced and it's about to get much worse for men. Amazon is building out enough space to employ 5% of the city population and its workforce is 75 percent male. By the end of 2014, Seattle will have 130 single men for every 100 single women."

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You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:10
reifman (786887) writes "San Francisco's gender imbalance is so bad that a startup recently proposed flying women in from New York City for dates. But, if you're a straight male thinking of moving to Seattle to work in technology, think again. Seattle's gender ratio is even more imbalanced and it's about to get much worse for men. Amazon is building out enough space to employ 5% of the city population and its workforce is 75 percent male. By the end of 2014, Seattle will have 130 single men for every 100 single women."

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You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:10
reifman (786887) writes "San Francisco's gender imbalance is so bad that a startup recently proposed flying women in from New York City for dates. But, if you're a straight male thinking of moving to Seattle to work in technology, think again. Seattle's gender ratio is even more imbalanced and it's about to get much worse for men. Amazon is building out enough space to employ 5% of the city population and its workforce is 75 percent male. By the end of 2014, Seattle will have 130 single men for every 100 single women."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:10
reifman (786887) writes "San Francisco's gender imbalance is so bad that a startup recently proposed flying women in from New York City for dates. But, if you're a straight male thinking of moving to Seattle to work in technology, think again. Seattle's gender ratio is even more imbalanced and it's about to get much worse for men. Amazon is building out enough space to employ 5% of the city population and its workforce is 75 percent male. By the end of 2014, Seattle will have 130 single men for every 100 single women."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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