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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:34
jfruh (300774) writes "Back in February, after a lengthy dispute, Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for network access after being dogged by complaints of slow speeds from Comcast subscribers. Two months later, it appears that Comcast has delivered on its promises, jumping up six places in Netflix's ISP speed rankings. The question of whether this is good news for anyone but Comcast is still open."

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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:34
jfruh (300774) writes "Back in February, after a lengthy dispute, Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for network access after being dogged by complaints of slow speeds from Comcast subscribers. Two months later, it appears that Comcast has delivered on its promises, jumping up six places in Netflix's ISP speed rankings. The question of whether this is good news for anyone but Comcast is still open."

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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:34
jfruh (300774) writes "Back in February, after a lengthy dispute, Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for network access after being dogged by complaints of slow speeds from Comcast subscribers. Two months later, it appears that Comcast has delivered on its promises, jumping up six places in Netflix's ISP speed rankings. The question of whether this is good news for anyone but Comcast is still open."

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Rouhani says Iran sanctions will unravel in months

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:31
DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday international sanctions on Iran would unravel in months following negotiations with world powers on its nuclear program, the official IRNA news agency reported.
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Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ

The Register - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:29
Robert Hannigan to replace Sir Iain Lobban in the autumn

GCHQ's eavesdropping concrete doughnut in Cheltenham is getting a new boss from autumn this year, the government confirmed today.…

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webon 1.11

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:24
webon is a Web content management system. It provides an access log to check who has visited your site. It has a counter that lets anybody know the number of people who have visited your site.

Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the English version in the username regex.

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Mojang Offer No Hints As To When Scrolls Will Get The Promised Linux Release

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:00

 GamingOneLinux: Sadly Mojang have let us down again, after repeatedly stating their card-based strategy game Scrolls will come to Linux they still have no idea when.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison has the MOST MASSIVE PACKAGE IN PUBLIC

The Register - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:57
Billionaire IT baron earns twice as much as the next in line, Disney chief Bob Iger

Oracle founder and chief exec Larry Ellison has managed to stay one of the highest-paid CEOs of the hundred largest publicly traded US firms for another year, despite his shrinking package.…

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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:52
April 15, 2014 isn't just a full moon: it's Tax Day in the U.S. That means most American adults have already submitted a tax return, or an extension request, to the IRS and -- except for a few lucky states -- to their state governments as well. I filed my (very simple) tax return online. After scanning the free options, since I live in a state -- Texas -- that does not collect personal income tax, I chose Tax Act's free services. That meant enduring a series of annoying upgrade plugs throughout the process, but I could live with that; I have no reason to think it was better or worse than TurboTax or any of the other e-Filing companies, but I liked Tax Act’s interface, and it seemed less skeevy in all those upgrade plugs than the others I glanced at. The actual process took an hour and 19 minutes once I sat down with the papers I needed. My financial life is pretty simple, though: I didn't buy or sell a house, didn't buy or sell stocks outside of a retirement account mutual fund, and didn't move from one state to another. How do you do your taxes? Do you have an argument for one or another of the online services, or any cautionary tales? Do you prefer to send in forms on paper? Do you hire an accountant? (And for readers outside the U.S., it's always interesting to hear how taxes work in other countries, too. Are there elements of the U.S. system you'd prefer, or that you're glad you don't need to deal with?)

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Antivirus Live CD 8.2-0.98.1

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:45
Antivirus Live CD is a 4MLinux fork including the ClamAV scanner. It's designed for system admins who need a lightweight live CD with an antivirus scanner. Both Ethernet (including Wi-Fi) and dial-up (including fast USB modems) Internet connections are supported, to enable automatic updates of the virus signature database. All partitions are mounted automatically during boot so they can be scanned by ClamAV (the supported filesystems are: btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, FAT, HFS, HFS+, jfs, Minix, NTFS, ReiserFS, and XFS). Antivirus Live CD image is fully compatible with UNetbootin, which can be used to create an easy-to-use Antivirus Live USB.

Release Notes: This release is based on 4MLinux 8.2 and Clam AntiVirus 0.98.1.

Tags: Antivirus, clamav, 4mlinux

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

llpp 18

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:45
llpp is a MuPDF-based PDF pager.

Release Notes: This release adds bugfixes, outline narrowing, JPG/PNG loading, and sync with mupdf 1.4.

Tags: PDF

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Why a hacker got paid for finding the Heartbleed bug

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:37
LinuxSecurity.com: Thank the hackers. This week's Heartbleed vulnerability has everyone running scared (see box below to read what you might do to protect yourself). The serious crack in the foundations of the supposedly secure internet was revealed earlier this week by a software engineer probing website security in his spare time.
Categories: linux, news, security

Parent gabfest Mumsnet hit by SSL bug: My heart bleeds, grins hacker

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:36
LinuxSecurity.com: Twee UK parenting website Mumsnet is the second high-profile organisation to claim it has fallen victim to the infamous Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability.
Categories: linux, news, security

libpet 0.05

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:35
libpet extracts a polyhedral model from C sources using LLVM/clang to parse C code and isl to represent sets and relations.

Release Notes: This release adds support for more types of operations in statements, multiple scops, member accesses, macro statements, enum constants, and the pencil independent pragma.

Licenses: BSD

Categories: open source

Hackers From China Waste Little Time in Exploiting Heartbleed

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:32
LinuxSecurity.com: For those who don't feel the urgency to install the latest security fixes for their computers, take note: Just a day after Heartbleed was revealed, attacks from a computer in China were launched.
Categories: linux, news, security

How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:10
An anonymous reader writes "Amazon Web Services has cut its prices on 40-plus consecutive occasions, at times leading the charge, at other times countering similar moves by Microsoft and Google. This article at CRN includes some interesting behind-the-scenes trivia about how Amazon keeps costs down, including some interesting speculation — for example, that perhaps the reason Amazon's Glacier storage is so cheap is that maybe it might be based at least partly on tape, not disk (Amazon would not comment). The article also explains that the company will only pay for its employees to fly Economy, and that includes its senior executives. If they feel the need to upgrade to Business or First Class, they must do so from their own pocket. And instead of buying hardware from an OEM vendor, AWS sources its own components – everything from processors to disk drives to memory and network cards — and uses contract manufacturing to put together its machines."

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isl 0.13

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:06
isl is a library for manipulating sets and relations of integer points bounded by linear constraints. Supported operations on sets include intersection, union, set difference, emptiness check, convex hull, (integer) affine hull, integer projection, and computing the lexicographic minimum using parametric integer programming. It also includes an ILP solver based on generalized basis reduction and operations geared towards polyhedral compilation such as dependence analysis, scheduling, and AST generation.

Release Notes: This release removes the isl_int abstraction, improves support for multi piecewise quasi-affine expressions, and adds the isl_schedule_constraints abstraction.

Licenses: MIT

Categories: open source

U.S. home builder sentiment edges up in April, still gloomy

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:03
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder sentiment edged up in April but remained mostly dour on lingering concerns about stiff credit conditions for buyers and tight supply of building lots and labor, the National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday.
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Did the GNOME Foundation spend too much money on women's outreach?

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:00

 EyeOnLinux: Gender has been in the news quite a lot in recent years with some folks feeling that there technology needs more women involved.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'

The Register - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:58
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature

Amazon is reportedly planning to launch a smartphone with an active 3D display. It is claimed the device has been shown to developers in California ahead of an official unveiling in June, and that the tech will go on sale in September.…

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