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Musk Will Open Up Tesla Supercharger Patents To Spur Development

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 13:10
redletterdave (2493036) writes "Elon Musk has said repeatedly he wants to 'do something controversial' with Tesla's collection of electric car patents, but he finally offered specifics at the UK launch of his Tesla Model S on Sunday. The Tesla Motors CEO said he would like to open up the designs for his Supercharger systems — the free fast-charging stations designed to quickly refuel Tesla's electric cars — to create a standard for other car makers to use. Musk previously said he didn't want Superchargers to become a 'walled garden.'"

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Docker 1.0 Provides Enterprise Support for Container Virtualization

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-06-09 13:00

eWEEK: Commercial support comes to the popular open-source virtualization technology as the first stable release debuts.

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More than two dozen dead as Taliban assault Pakistan's main airport

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:52
KARACHI (Reuters) - Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed into Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday night, triggering an all-night battle in which at least 27 people were killed.






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Could you make a Google-grade data center OS? For $10.5m?

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:45
Apache Mesos startup rakes in cash to bring megacloud guts to private server barns

The starting gun has been fired on the race to build the fundamental software for modern cloud data centers, and Mesosphere is running ahead with an armful of dollar bills.…

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Docker opens online port for packaging and shipping Linux containers

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:30
No sight of swarthy, foul-mouthed, drink-happy dockers in SF HQ - yet

DockerCon Linux container specialist Docker has launched two initiatives to provide services and quality assurance around its eponymous packaged software tech.…

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NASA Names Gavin Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute For Space Studies

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:26
First time accepted submitter Graculus (3653645) writes "NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post."

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NASA Names Gavin Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute For Space Studies

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:26
First time accepted submitter Graculus (3653645) writes "NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post."

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NASA Names Gavin Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute For Space Studies

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:26
First time accepted submitter Graculus (3653645) writes "NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post."

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NASA Names Gavin Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute For Space Studies

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:26
First time accepted submitter Graculus (3653645) writes "NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post."

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NASA Names Gavin Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute For Space Studies

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:26
First time accepted submitter Graculus (3653645) writes "NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post."

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NASA Names Gavin Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute For Space Studies

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:26
First time accepted submitter Graculus (3653645) writes "NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post."

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kcov 18

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:24
Kcov is a code coverage tester based for compiled programs (C/C++, etc) and Python scripts. It uses DWARF debugging information to collect coverage information from binaries without special compiler options. It produces lcov-style output and only requires a single step, i.e. collection and reporting are done in one sweep.

Release Notes: This release modernized and improved HTML output, and now allows sort order to be changed directly on the Web page. Filtering of merged output was corrected, and a case where kcov could hang on receiving a signal was fixed. Performance was improved.

Tags: Code coverage

Licenses: GPLv2

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Merck & Co to buy Idenix to boost hepatitis C drugs portfolio

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:00
(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc MRK.N said Monday it would buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc IDIX.O for $3.85 billion and plans to combine the two companies' most promising drugs to produce a faster, more effective cure for hepatitis C.






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What’s the Difference Between Linux and BSD?

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-06-09 12:00

HowToGeek: Linux and the BSDs are both Unix-like operating systems.

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Sisi keeps Egyptian premier to fix economy after turmoil

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 11:49
CAIRO (Reuters) - Newly inaugurated President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reappointed Egypt's prime minister on Monday, signaling continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and overcome political divisions after a long period of turmoil and bloodshed.
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Study: Male Facial Development Evolved To Take Punches

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 11:42
First time accepted submitter Joe_NoOne (48818) writes "A new theory suggests that our male ancestors evolved beefy facial features as a defense against fist fights. The bones most commonly broken in human punch-ups also gained the most strength in early hominin evolution. They are also the bones that show most divergence between males and females. From the article: 'Fossil records show that the australopiths, immediate predecessors of the human genus Homo, had strikingly robust facial structures. For many years, this extra strength was seen as an adaptation to a tough diet including nuts, seeds and grasses. But more recent findings, examining the wear pattern and carbon isotopes in australopith teeth, have cast some doubt on this "feeding hypothesis". "In fact, [the australopith] boisei, the 'nutcracker man', was probably eating fruit," said Prof David Carrier, the new theory's lead author and an evolutionary biologist at the University of Utah. Instead of diet, Prof Carrier and his co-author, physician Dr Michael Morgan, propose that violent competition demanded the development of these facial fortifications: what they call the "protective buttressing hypothesis".'"

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Ctpp 1.0.72

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-06-09 11:16
Ctpp is the C99-compatible C preprocessor of the Ctalk language, which provides object oriented extensions for C. The preprocessor is compatible with GNU cpp and provides extensions like macro expansion in warning and error messages, saving expanded macros to files, and built-in symbol definition for many command line options. You can download the preprocessor separately while Ctalk is between versions for development.

Release Notes: This release adds the #include_here preprocessor directive, and contains several minor speedups in the lexical analyzer.

Licenses: GPLv3

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DragonFly 3.8 Finally Brings USB 3.0 Support

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-06-09 11:00

softpedia: DragonFly, a distribution that belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and UNIX, has reached version 3.8.

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Interviews: Forrest Mims Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:58
A while ago you had the chance to ask amateur scientist, and author of the Getting Started in Electronics and the Engineer's Mini-Notebook series, Forrest Mims, a number of questions about science, engineering, and a lifetime of educating and experimenting. Below you'll find his detailed answers to those questions.

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sTec flash founder cleared of insider trading charges

The Register - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:57
Moshayedi brother found not guilty

The wheels of SEC justice in the US grind exceedingly slowly and sometimes uselessly. Manouche Moshayedi, the founder and CEO of sTec, has just been cleared of insider trading charges filed almost four years ago.…

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