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Google Opens Up Street View Archives From 2007 To Today

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:48
mpicpp (3454017) writes with news that Google is publishing all Street View imagery back to 2007. Quoting Ars: "The feature hasn't rolled out to many accounts yet, but it looks like a small, draggable window will be added to the Street View interface. Just move the time slider around and you'll be able to jump through past images. Granted, Street View has only been around for a few years, so the archives only go back to 2007. A few of the events Google suggests browsing through are the building of One World Trade Center and the destruction and rebuilding of Onagawa, Japan after the 2011 earthquake. Besides being really cool, the move will save Google from having to choose a canonical Street View image for every location. If the current image is blacked-out or wrong in some way, you can just click back to the previous one."

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Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklistings at U.N.

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:45
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Cost-cutting, share buybacks buoy U.S. defense profits

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The biggest U.S. weapons makers posted higher profits this week and raised their forecasts for 2014 earnings, sending shares higher despite cuts in military spending that have weakened revenues.
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Brazilian president signs internet civil rights law

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:29
Marco Civil bill enshines 'net neutrality', 'privacy' as law

A bill guaranteeing civil rights on the internet was signed into law by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at the NetMundial Internet Governance conference today.…

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Asteroid Impacts Bigger Risk Than Thought

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:06
Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "The B612 Foundation, a U.S.-based nuclear test monitoring group, has disclosed that their acoustic sensors show asteroid impacts to be much more common than previously thought. Between 2000 and 2013 their infrasound system detected 26 major explosions due to asteroid strikes. The impacts were gauged at energies of 1 to 600 kilotons, compared to 45 kilotons for 1945 Hiroshima bomb."

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Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:05
MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing.

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Speaking in Tech: Yes, yes. Storage, VMs, all very important. But what about beating jet lag?

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:02
Podcast Our trio talk travel tips, hypervisors and more
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Concurrency Kit 0.4.2

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:02
Concurrency Kit provides a plethora of concurrency primitives and lock-less and lock-free data structures designed to aid in the design and implementation of high performance scalable concurrent systems. It was designed to minimize dependencies on operating system-specific interfaces, and most of the interface relies only on a strict subset of the standard library and more popular compiler extensions.

Release Notes: This release includes a new low latency copy-safe single-writer read-write lock, a reference implementation of task-fair read-write locks, significant improvements to the build system and a lot of new functionality for ck_bitmap, a bugfix for 64-bit immediates on x86_64 for ck_pr, deinitialization routines for ck_hp_fifo and ck_fifo, a bugfix for ck_bytelock on 32-bit architectures, new ck_cc primitives, and a compilation fix for type specialized ck_ring. Last but not least, documentation has been added for ck_pflock.

Tags: concurrency, Multicore, multithread, pthreads, lock-free

Licenses: BSD Revised

Categories: open source

AT&T Plans To Launch Internet Video Service

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-23 10:36
An anonymous reader writes "AT&T officially announced on Tuesday their intention to launch a Netflix-like service in collaboration with an investment group run by a former Fox president. AT&T is following in the footsteps of Verizon, which partnered with Redbox in 2012 to offer the same type of service, and like Verizon, is also still negotiating with Netflix on payments to not throttle Netflix traffic."

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Huawei exec: 'Word of mouth' will beat Apple and Samsung in Europe

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-23 10:26
World Mobile Telephone Factory No.3 won't fling the big bucks around just yet

Huawei insists its won’t splash the cash to compete with Samsung and Apple in Europe’s overcrowded consumer market. Late last year, Huawei became the world’s No 3 phone maker* from a standing start: it only began selling branded phones three years ago.…

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Embedthis Appweb 4.5.4

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-04-23 10:19
Embedthis Appweb is a fast, little embedded Web server. It is unmatched in efficiency and serves pages at native speed, using an event-driven, non-blocking core to serve multiple requests using minimal resources. It has integrated caching and the ESP "C" Web framework. Without compromising performance, it has extensive security controls and a rigorous security sandbox that helps protect the server and mitigate denial-of-service attacks. It is one of the most widely deployed embedded Web servers and is used in networking equipment, telephony, mobile devices, industrial control, and consumer and office equipment, and in high-performance Web services.

Release Notes: This is a minor release updating the ESP "C" language Web framework. It fixes installation of ESP packages and handling of SemVer version strings.

Tags: Software Development, Embedded Systems, Internet, Web, Libraries, HTTP Servers

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Who Wrote/Built OpenStack Icehouse? [SLIDE SHOW]

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-04-23 10:00

eWEEK: For OpenStack Icehouse, 1,202 authors contributed 17,209 code commits. In terms of contributing organizations, Red Hat tops the list, followed by IBM, HP and Rackspace.

Categories: linux, news, open source

ARIN Is Down To the Last </nobr>/8 of IPv4 Addresses

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:55
An anonymous reader writes "On 3 February 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) issued the remaining five /8 address blocks, each containing 16.7 million addresses, in the global free pool equally to the five RIRs, and as such ARIN is no longer able to receive additional IPv4 resources from the IANA. After yesterday's large allocation ( to Akamai, the address pool remaining to be assigned by ARIN is now down to the last /8. This triggers stricter allocation rules and marks the end of general availability of new IPv4 addresses in North America. ARIN thus follows the RIRs of Asia, Europe and South America into the final phase of IPv4 depletion."

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Red Hat: 2014:0429-01: tomcat6: Moderate Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:52
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated tomcat6 packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate [More...]
Categories: linux, news, security

RPL/2 4.1.17

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:51
RPL/2 (Reverse Polish Lisp/2) is a langage derived from the RPL made by Hewlett-Packard for its HP-28S. It has some extensions (preprocessor, compilated libraries, new functions), a TeX output, and can draw graphics.

Release Notes: This is a bugfix release. All users should upgrade as some major bugs have been fixed in tools and RPL/2 itself. Semaphores have been removed from s_signaux, as POSIX doesn't assure that semaphores are synchronized between address spaces without msync(). All tools have been upgraded (SQLite, OpenSSL, gnuplot, LAPACK; GIAC, units). Use of uninitialized variables is avoided in FORALL. A major bug is fixed in both FOR and FORALL (a segmentation fault if both instructions are not followed by a name).

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters, Scientific/Engineering, Mathematics, Compilers

Licenses: CeCILL, GPLv2

Categories: open source

Chile president launches long-awaited electoral reform bill

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:51
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean president Michelle Bachelet sent Congress a bill on Wednesday to reform an electoral system inherited from the country's 17-year military dictatorship, making good on a key campaign promise.

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U.N. should have done more to prevent South Sudan massacre: Uganda

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:48
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's army, backing its neighbor South Sudan against a four-month-old rebellion, said on Wednesday U.N. peacekeepers should have done more to stop insurgents slaughtering hundreds of civilians there last week.
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Open MPI 1.8.1

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:43
Open MPI is a project that originated as the merging of technologies and resources from several other projects (FT- MPI, LA-MPI, LAM/MPI, and PACX-MPI) in order to build the best MPI library available. A completely new MPI-2 compliant implementation, Open MPI offers advantages for system and software vendors, application developers, and computer science researchers. It is easy to use, and runs natively on a wide variety of operating systems, network interconnects, and batch/scheduling systems.

Release Notes: This release contains a single critical bug fix for users who run Open MPI jobs as root (which is not recommended, anyway).

Release Tags: Major bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Clustering/Distributed Networks

Licenses: BSD Revised

Categories: open source

Pure Storage opens wide, VCs shovel in yet MORE millions of $$$

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:38
Nearly half a billion dollars of funding to date. But no IPO?

All-flash array startup Pure Storage has just trousered another $225m of funding, less than a year after enjoying a $150m E-round. Why on earth does it need more cash now?…

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U.S., euro zone activity up; China decline slows

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-23 09:37
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in April and the euro zone private sector started the second quarter on its strongest footing since 2011, while the pace of decline in Chinese factory activity slowed, surveys showed on Wednesday.

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