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Running the <i>Gauntlet</i>: Atari's classic ... now and then

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:03
Food shooting N00bs

Antique Code Show Rumours of a new version of the Atari classic Gauntlet at E3 took me straight back to the arcade circa 1985.…

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Ubuntu: 2279-1: Transmission vulnerability

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:41
LinuxSecurity.com: Transmission could be made to crash or run programs if it receivedspecially crafted network traffic.
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US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:26
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data

Freemium mobile network FreedomPop has set its sights on Europe. The LA-based company has signed a deal with BASE, a subsidiary of Dutch telco and MVNO-lover KPN. It will launch in Belgium and then plans to expand to the UK, Germany, France and Spain.…

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Programming languages in economics: Cool research, bro, but what about, er, economics?

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:05
Let's just call it a runtime error

Worstall on Wednesday Ignoring the central insight and purpose of economics seems odd in an economics paper.…

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Redmond may buy security company it says is wrong about AD flaw

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:27
Israel's Aorato may scoop $200m despite Microsoft rubbishing its claims

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy Israeli security firm Aorato for $200 million after this week pouring cold water on its claim to have discovered a critical flaw in Active Directory.…

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Oracle to pay $130,000 plus costs in staff sexual harassment suit

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:02
Three judges increase compensation for Australian woman hassled ten times

Australia's Federal Court has awarded a former Oracle staffer $AUD130,000 to compensate her for distress caused by sexual harassment from a colleague.…

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Rackspace chases the channel with hands-on 'managed cloud'

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:31
Actual people will tend your numinous servers

Rackspace has decided that cloud users want more than self-service and has launched a “managed” cloud service that will see it feed and groom its customers' cloudy servers.…

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Iraq names moderate Sunni parliament speaker in move to break political deadlock

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:11
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi politicians named a moderate Sunni Islamist as speaker of parliament on Tuesday, a long-delayed first step towards a power-sharing government urgently needed to save the state from disintegration in the face of a Sunni uprising.






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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:04
An anonymous reader sends an article about another case in which a business who received a negative review online decided to retaliate with legal complaints. In August of last year, a French food blogger posted a review of an Italian restaurant called Il Giardino. The restaurant owners responded with legal threats based on the claim that they lost business from search results which included the review. The blogger deleted the post, but that wasn't enough. She was brought to court, and a fine of €1,500 ($2,040) was imposed. She also had to pay court costs, which added another €1,000 ($1,360). The blogger said, "Recently several writers in France were sentenced in similar proceedings for defamation, invasion of privacy, and so on. ... I don't see the point of criticism if it's only positive. It's clear that online, people are suspicious of places that only get positive reviews."

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Data centre Ethernet speed club signs Brocade

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:02
Plenty more to come, we expect

The industry consortium formed to boost cloud data centre Ethernet links has signed another member: Brocade Networks.…

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Rackspace Adds Managed Cloud Server Hosting Plans

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:00

 The VAR Guy: Rackspace has rolled out new cloud hosting plans that offer consultation service and even direct management of cloud servers, in addition to infrastructure.

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Microsoft: You NEED bad passwords and should re-use them a lot

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:28
Dirty QWERTY a perfect P@ssword1 for garbage websites

Microsoft has rammed a research rod into the security spokes of the internet by advocating for password reuse in a paper that thoroughly derails the credentials best practise wagon.…

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Red Hat: 2014:0889-01: java-1.7.0-openjdk: Critical Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:25
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Critical [More...]
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If BlackBerry killed off its social gaming platform, would anybody notice?

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:01
El Reg in quantum news experiment

Sticking to its knitting, BlackBerry is closing Scoreloop - the German social gaming platform and tools company it acquired in 2011 for $71m. The Canadian mobile phone company once known as RIM told the Wall Street Journal that this was in line with its focus on enterprise.…

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'We screwed up' sighs Sony bigwig after gaming portals collapse in DNS cock-up riddle

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27
Players blame domain name lapse for outage

A couple of Sony's websites disappeared from the internet on Tuesday, leading some angry console fiddlers to accuse the Japanese giant of forgetting to pay its domain name bills.…

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Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Eccentric billionaire Musk gets his PRIVATE SPACEPORT

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:02
In the Lone Star State, perhaps appropriately enough

Elon Musk has taken another step in his transformation into James Bond supervillain, with the FAA granting SpaceX approval to start building its own spaceport in Texas.…

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:00
angry tapir writes: The Australian Electoral Commission has been fighting a freedom of information request to reveal the source code of the software it uses to calculate votes in elections for Australia's upper house of parliament. Not only has the AEC refused an FOI request (PDF) for the source code, but it has also refused an order from the Senate directing that the source code be produced. Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

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