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TCPDF 6.0.081

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:17
TCPDF is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring external extensions. TCPDF supports all ISO page formats and custom page formats, custom margins and units of measure, UTF-8 Unicode, RTL languages, HTML, barcodes, TrueTypeUnicode, TrueType, OpenType, Type1, and CID-0 fonts, images, graphic functions, clipping, bookmarks, JavaScript, forms, page compression, digital signatures, and encryption.

Release Notes: This version contains a bugfix related to table headers and an improvement related to external links.

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, php classes, Text Processing

Licenses: LGPL

Categories: open source

Report: Samsung joining virtual reality race with Galaxy headset

The Register - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:05
Korean giant adds yet another name to growing field

Samsung is reportedly developing a virtual reality headset for use with its Galaxy line of mobile devices.…

Categories: news

Linux Mint 13 Through Linux Mint 17 Benchmarks

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:00

Phoronix: With the imminent release of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana", here are some new benchmarks of the Linux Mint 17 release candidate compared to the past four stable releases of the Ubuntu-based distribution

Categories: linux, news, open source

Google Fiber says it's happy to let Netflix onto its 'fast lane' for free

The Register - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:51
Take that, AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon

In a clear knock on recent shenanigans by US broadband providers, the Chocolate Factory's Google Fiber division has said it doesn't charge extra for an internet "fast lane," and streaming-video companies are even free to host their servers in Google Fiber's own data centers.…

Categories: news

California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:46
smaxp (2951795) writes "California just released rules for testing autonomous vehicles on California's roads and highways. Californians will soon be seeing more autonomous vehicles than just those built by the Google X labs. These vehicles offer great promise, such as freeing the driver's attention for productivity or leisure, better safety and less congestion. It will be a while, though, before we see these vehicles on the road. From the article: 'Getting started requires the RMV’s approval of testing under controlled circumstances prior to testing on public roads. The manufactures must insure the vehicles with a $5 million surety bond. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a permit and test drivers need a special license. The RMV will receive applications beginning on July 1, 2014, and the permits that are granted will be announced beginning on September 1, 2014.'"

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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:46
smaxp (2951795) writes "California just released rules for testing autonomous vehicles on California's roads and highways. Californians will soon be seeing more autonomous vehicles than just those built by the Google X labs. These vehicles offer great promise, such as freeing the driver's attention for productivity or leisure, better safety and less congestion. It will be a while, though, before we see these vehicles on the road. From the article: 'Getting started requires the RMV’s approval of testing under controlled circumstances prior to testing on public roads. The manufactures must insure the vehicles with a $5 million surety bond. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a permit and test drivers need a special license. The RMV will receive applications beginning on July 1, 2014, and the permits that are granted will be announced beginning on September 1, 2014.'"

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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:46
smaxp (2951795) writes "California just released rules for testing autonomous vehicles on California's roads and highways. Californians will soon be seeing more autonomous vehicles than just those built by the Google X labs. These vehicles offer great promise, such as freeing the driver's attention for productivity or leisure, better safety and less congestion. It will be a while, though, before we see these vehicles on the road. From the article: 'Getting started requires the RMV’s approval of testing under controlled circumstances prior to testing on public roads. The manufactures must insure the vehicles with a $5 million surety bond. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a permit and test drivers need a special license. The RMV will receive applications beginning on July 1, 2014, and the permits that are granted will be announced beginning on September 1, 2014.'"

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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:46
smaxp (2951795) writes "California just released rules for testing autonomous vehicles on California's roads and highways. Californians will soon be seeing more autonomous vehicles than just those built by the Google X labs. These vehicles offer great promise, such as freeing the driver's attention for productivity or leisure, better safety and less congestion. It will be a while, though, before we see these vehicles on the road. From the article: 'Getting started requires the RMV’s approval of testing under controlled circumstances prior to testing on public roads. The manufactures must insure the vehicles with a $5 million surety bond. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a permit and test drivers need a special license. The RMV will receive applications beginning on July 1, 2014, and the permits that are granted will be announced beginning on September 1, 2014.'"

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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:46
smaxp (2951795) writes "California just released rules for testing autonomous vehicles on California's roads and highways. Californians will soon be seeing more autonomous vehicles than just those built by the Google X labs. These vehicles offer great promise, such as freeing the driver's attention for productivity or leisure, better safety and less congestion. It will be a while, though, before we see these vehicles on the road. From the article: 'Getting started requires the RMV’s approval of testing under controlled circumstances prior to testing on public roads. The manufactures must insure the vehicles with a $5 million surety bond. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a permit and test drivers need a special license. The RMV will receive applications beginning on July 1, 2014, and the permits that are granted will be announced beginning on September 1, 2014.'"

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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:46
smaxp (2951795) writes "California just released rules for testing autonomous vehicles on California's roads and highways. Californians will soon be seeing more autonomous vehicles than just those built by the Google X labs. These vehicles offer great promise, such as freeing the driver's attention for productivity or leisure, better safety and less congestion. It will be a while, though, before we see these vehicles on the road. From the article: 'Getting started requires the RMV’s approval of testing under controlled circumstances prior to testing on public roads. The manufactures must insure the vehicles with a $5 million surety bond. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a permit and test drivers need a special license. The RMV will receive applications beginning on July 1, 2014, and the permits that are granted will be announced beginning on September 1, 2014.'"

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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:46
smaxp (2951795) writes "California just released rules for testing autonomous vehicles on California's roads and highways. Californians will soon be seeing more autonomous vehicles than just those built by the Google X labs. These vehicles offer great promise, such as freeing the driver's attention for productivity or leisure, better safety and less congestion. It will be a while, though, before we see these vehicles on the road. From the article: 'Getting started requires the RMV’s approval of testing under controlled circumstances prior to testing on public roads. The manufactures must insure the vehicles with a $5 million surety bond. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a permit and test drivers need a special license. The RMV will receive applications beginning on July 1, 2014, and the permits that are granted will be announced beginning on September 1, 2014.'"

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Lockheed, Austal respond to U.S. Navy query on small-warship ideas

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:25
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp and Australia's Austal on Thursday submitted their best ideas for the U.S. Navy's next small warship, as a Navy task force continues to reassess the future of its $34 billion Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.
Categories: news

Sendmail 8.14.9

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:15
Sendmail is a Mail Transfer Agent, which is the program that moves mail from one machine to another. Sendmail implements a general internetwork mail routing facility, featuring aliasing and forwarding, automatic routing to network gateways, and flexible configuration.

Release Notes: This release fixes one security related bug by properly closing file descriptors (except stdin, stdout, and stderr) before executing programs. This bug could enable local users to interfere with an open SMTP connection if they can execute their own program for mail delivery (e.g., via procmail or the prog mailer).

Tags: Communications, Email, Mail Transport Agents, Internet

Categories: open source

CERN's Particle Smashers List Their Toughest Tech Challenges

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:03
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at CERN have detailed some of the big technology problems they need to solve to help the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) solve some of the fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. 'You make it, we break it' is the CERN openlab motto which looks at emerging tech: data acquisition, computing platforms, data storage architectures, compute management and provisioning and more are on the to do list."

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Categories: news

Blue Pup Distro: Pride of the Puppy Linux Litter

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-05-22 14:00

LinuxInsider: It had to happen sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner. It is here. The Blue Pup Linux distro brings the Metro view to the Linux desktop.

Categories: linux, news, open source

eBay says database leak dump offers are fake

The Register - Thu, 2014-05-22 13:58
Crooks being unscrupulous - who'd have thought it?

Cybercrooks are offering to sell "stolen copies" of the leaked eBay database through an advert posted through Pastebin.…

Categories: news

Pakistan army starts North Waziristan ground offensive

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-05-22 13:49
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani forces on Thursday launched their first major offensive in years against Taliban militants near the Afghan border after several rounds of government-led talks aimed at ending an insurgency in the remote region failed.
Categories: news

No sign Syria is handing over remaining chemical weapons

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-05-22 13:28
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Syria has made no progress in relinquishing a last batch of chemical weapons it says is inaccessible due to fighting, making it increasingly likely it will miss a final deadline to destroy its toxic stockpile, Britain said on Thursday.
Categories: news

Swiss Space Systems Announces Plan To Offer World's Cheapest Zero-G Flights

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 13:20
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Although you'll probably never make it to outer space, Swiss Space Systems (S3) is at least trying to move the zero-gravity experience a little closer to reality for the average person. This week, the company announced its plans to start offering what it claims will be the world's cheapest weightlessness-inducing flights, from 15 international locations."

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Swiss Space Systems Announces Plan To Offer World's Cheapest Zero-G Flights

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-05-22 13:20
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Although you'll probably never make it to outer space, Swiss Space Systems (S3) is at least trying to move the zero-gravity experience a little closer to reality for the average person. This week, the company announced its plans to start offering what it claims will be the world's cheapest weightlessness-inducing flights, from 15 international locations."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news