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Linux Journal - Tue, 2015-06-16 15:07

Today's computational needs in diverse fields cannot be met by a single computer. Such areas include weather forecasting, astronomy, aerodynamics simulations for cars, material sciences and computational drug design. This makes it necessary to combine multiple computers into one system, a so-called computer cluster, to obtain the required computational power. more>>

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How to combine two graphs on Cacti

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-06-16 15:00

 xmodulo: Cacti is a fantastic open source network monitoring system that is widely used to graph network elements like bandwidth, storage, processor and memory utilization.

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New round of Iran nuclear talks this week: EU

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:59
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will begin this week after a meeting starting on Wednesday in Vienna between Iranian negotiators and a senior EU official, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
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When your ISP flouts net neutrality rules, here's who you should contact

The Register - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:52
FCC names Parul Desai as new ombudsperson

America's broadband watchdog the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has named its first net neutrality ombudsperson – and she'll be your first point of call when your ISP breaks the new rules.…

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Google Expands Security Rewards To Bugs In Android Devices

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:50
An anonymous reader sends news that Google has launched the Android Security Rewards program, which expands its bug bounty efforts to include vulnerabilities in the Android mobile operating system. At present, the program is fairly limited — only bugs found in the most recent version of Android are accepted, and only those that exist on the Nexus 6 phone or the Nexus 9 tablet. Google says that list will change in the future. "Eligible bugs include those in Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code, OEM code (libraries and drivers), the kernel, and the TrustZone OS and modules. Vulnerabilities in other non-Android code, such as the code that runs in chipset firmware, may be eligible if they impact Android’s overall security." Bounty amounts range from $500 for a moderate severity bug to $2,000 for a critical bug. The amounts can be increased by various multipliers if a security researcher is able to submit code that helps Google test or fix the issue.

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Victories over Islamic State give Syria Kurds claim to bigger role

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:37
BEIRUT (Reuters) - With a string of victories over Islamic State, Syria's Kurds are proving themselves an ever more dependable ally in the U.S.-led fight against the jihadists and building influence that will make them a force in Middle Eastern politics.

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FBI to 'aggressively' probe St Louis Cardinals in baseball 'hack' storm

The Register - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:35
Who had the passwords to Houston Astros' database?

The St Louis Cardinals – the perennial good guys of pro baseball – are being investigated by the FBI after someone allegedly gatecrashed computer systems belonging to the Cardinals' former rivals, the Houston Astros.…

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Toyota expands Takata U.S. air bag recalls by 1.37 million vehicles

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:27
DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will recall almost 1.37 million more vehicles in the United States due to potentially deadly front passenger-side air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp , Toyota said on Tuesday.
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Flash is fallible. But you'd rather have an AFA than spinning rust

The Register - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:19
A touch of the SSD magnetic

We tend to think of flash as a solid-state disk – like spinning rust, only more expensive, consuming less power, and much, much faster. And yes, it is true that you can use it like that, but there is a lot more that flash can offer if you start to take into consideration what makes flash different in the first place.…

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FDA Bans Trans Fat

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:08
An anonymous reader writes: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally come to a conclusion about artificial trans fat: it must be removed from the U.S. food supply over the next three years. According to their final determination (PDF), there's no longer a scientific consensus that partially hydrogenated oils are safe to consume. Trans fat must be gone from food in the U.S. by June, 2018, unless a petitioner is granted specific approval by the FDA to continue using it. "Many baked goods such as pie crusts and biscuits as well as canned frosting still use partially hydrogenated oils because they help baked goods maintain their flakiness and frostings be spreadable. As for frying, palm oil is expected to be a go-to alternative, while modified soybean oil may catch on as well." The food industry is expected to spend $6.2 billion over the next two decades to formulate replacements, but the money saved from health benefits is expected to be more than 20 times higher.

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Woman's getaway car scheme was 'Plan B' in NY prison escape: sheriff

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:07
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A female prison worker's agreement to drive a getaway car for two escaped inmates was "Plan B" and the convicted killers had another plot that allowed them to flee, Clinton County Sheriff David Favro said.

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Exclusive: Blackstone, Carlyle in $10 billion-plus bid for NCR

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:04
(Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP and Carlyle Group LP are making a joint bid for NCR Corp in a leveraged buyout that would be the year's biggest at more than $10 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
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Pirate Party founder: I wanna turn news into a series of three-line viral gobbets

The Register - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:04
Your Bitcoins will be in the post just as soon as we've got any

Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge* has declared war on “oldmedia”, which he spells as one word. His Falconwing News service will pump out three-sentence “stories” scraped from real news sources and posted as images. Advertisers will be able to inject their ads into this stream.…

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Cheap and powerful dual boot tablet from Teclast

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-06-16 14:00

 ItRunsOnLinux: If you want to buy a cheap and powerful tablet that runs both Linux and Windows then you should consider the Teclast X80H.

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Apple no-pay-for-plays streaming risks indie boycott

The Register - Tue, 2015-06-16 13:41
The best things in life are free – well, they are for three months, anyway

The independent music sector may opt-out of Apple Music – at least for its launch – because of the decision by the $731bn-valued giant to pay musicians and composers the big fat round sum of $0 for music streamed during the three-month trial period.…

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Chinese snoops try tracking VPN users with fiendish JSONP trickery

The Register - Tue, 2015-06-16 13:29
Never mind your bank account. Tell me your name

Snoops are exploiting vulnerabilities in China’s most frequented websites to target individuals accessing web content which state censors have deemed hostile.…

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Linus Torvalds Says Linux Can Move On Without Him

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-06-16 13:26
pacopico writes: In a typically blunt interview, Linus Torvalds has said for the first time that if he were to die, Linux could safely continue on its own. Bloomberg has the report, which includes a video with Torvalds at his home office. Torvalds insists that people like Greg Kroah-Hartman have taken over huge parts of the day-to-day work maintaining Linux and that they've built up enough trust to be respected. This all comes as Torvalds has been irking more and more people with his aggressive attitude. The line between "blunt" and "aggressive" is one that you probably get to skirt a lot, when you (in the words of the Bloomberg reporter) "may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years."

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Peter Swire on the USA FREEDOM Act

Schneier on Security - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:59
Peter Swire, law professor and one of the members of the President's review group on the NSA, writes about intelligence reform and the USA FREEDOM Act....
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