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China confirms hypersonic missile carrier test

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:45
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has flight-tested a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle in a move that was scientific in nature and not targeted at any country, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.
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Italy may need cabinet reshuffle, deputy PM says

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:35
ROME (Reuters) - Italy may need a cabinet reshuffle, its deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, in comments that may fuel the uncertainty facing Prime Minister Enrico Letta's fragile coalition as it tries to fix an ailing economy and draft a new election law.
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Nokia Lumia update spreads Black death

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:31
WinPho fun fail frustration

Hands on Nokia has been rolling out its latest Windows Phone update across multiple territories over this last week, to much fanfare. The update, simply called Nokia Black, offers interface and camera enhancements to a range of existing Lumia handsets, further differentiating its Windows phones portfolio from the rest of the pack. There are fun-packed thrills to be had with this update or so we’re told but for an increasing number of users installing Nokia Black, there have been tears before bedtime too.…

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Thai PM stands firm on election, says protests flagging

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:20
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government stuck to a plan for a February election on Wednesday despite mounting pressure from protesters who have brought parts of Bangkok to a near-standstill, and said it believed support for the leader of the agitation was waning.






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Code.org: Give Us More H-1B Visas Or the Kids Get Hurt

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:13
theodp writes "Fresh off their wildly-hyped Hour of Code, Code.org headed to Washington last Thursday where H-1B visas were prescribed as the cure for U.S. kids' STEM ills. 'The availability of computer science to all kids is an issue that warrants immediate and aggressive action,' Code.org told Congress. "Comprehensive immigration reform efforts that tie H-1B visa fees to a new STEM education fund,' suggested Code.org co-founder Hadi Partovi, is 'among the policies that we feel can be changed to support the teaching and learning of more computer science in K-12 schools. We hope you can be allies in our endeavors on Capitol Hill.' Also testifying with Partovi was inventor and US FIRST founder Dean Kamen, who also pitched the benefits of H-1B visas (PDF). 'We strongly encourage Congress to pass legislation that directs H-1B visa fees to enable underserved inner-city and rural schools to participate in FIRST,' Kamen testified. 'Specifically, these fees should support efforts to enable underserved inner-city and rural schools to participate in FIRST.'"

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Britain says no evidence yet of SAS role in Golden Temple attack

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:04
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he had not so far seen any evidence that the government of Margaret Thatcher had helped India plan a deadly attack against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984.
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China urges IMF to give more power to emerging markets

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:02
BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the IMF on Wednesday to stick to a commitment to give emerging markets more power at the world body after U.S. lawmakers set back historic reforms that would give developing countries a greater say.






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A10 Networks Debuts Thunder DDoS Hardware (Linux Powered!)

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:00

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Up to 155 Gbps of throughput on a single A10 box will soon be available to help defend against Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

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Cyberspies blast Icefog into US targets' backdoors

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:59
You dirty RATs

Miscreants behind a cyberespionage campaign have changed their methods to take advantage of Java-based malware.…

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Yet another pricey Olympics' exec drafted in by UK.gov - this time for broadband spending

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:37
Ministry of Fun reveals more on £10m fund for alt pilots in remote areas

The Tory-led UK government is desperate for success stories with its big IT projects. As Whitehall ministers increasingly confess to big problems with various tech deployments, they keep turning to the private sector - and specifically execs who delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games* - to help rescue troubled schemes.…

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10 ways to prep for - and ace - a security job interview

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:24
LinuxSecurity.com: IT security pros with the right skills are in big demand. Last year, the employment rate for information security managers averaged .9%, as we reported in High CISO employment rates means shortage for security industry. That's as close to actual full employment as one can get.
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The Changing Cost of Surveillance

Schneier on Security - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:23
From Ashkan Soltani's blog post: The Yale Law Journal Online (YLJO) just published an article that I co-authored with Kevin Bankston (first workshopped at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference last year) entitled "Tiny Constables and the Cost of Surveillance: Making Cents Out of United States v. Jones." In it, we discuss the drastic reduction in the cost of tracking an...
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Ex-2e2 staffers STILL waiting for wages owed

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:17
Judgment reserved to month end... a year after integrator crashed

The frustration for hundreds of 2e2 staffers waiting to discover if they are to be paid wages owed to them continues nearly a year after the Berkshire-based integrator went under in dramatic circumstances.…

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DISLIN 10.4

Freshmeat - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:01
DISLIN is a high-level, easy-to-use plotting library for displaying data as curves, bar graphs, pie charts, 3D-colour plots, surfaces, contours, and maps. Several output formats are supported, such as X11, VGA, PostScript, PDF, CGM, HPGL, TIFF, and PNG. Plotting extensions for the interpreting languages Perl, Python, and Java are also supported for most operating systems.

Release Notes: This release adds othographic projections, new widget features, and bug fixes.

Release Tags: Stable, major.

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Scientific/Engineering, Visualization

Licenses: Other

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Google's Nest gobble: Soon ALL your HOME are BELONG to US

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:01
3.2 billion reasons why the Chocolate Factory will own the Internet of Things

Analysis Google’s proposed $3.2bn purchase of Nest Labs, a maker of internet-connected round-the-home devices, shows that the online advertising giant considers the Internet of Things a serious proposition. A very serious proposition.…

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Mozilla CTO Eich: If your browser isn't open source (ahem, ahem, IE, Chrome, Safari), DON'T TRUST IT

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:00

The Register: Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich has cautioned netizens not to blindly trust software vendors, arguing that only open-source software can be assured to be free from government-mandated surveillance code.

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Britain's finance minister says EU treaties not fit for purpose

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:48
LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday the legal treaties that dictate how the European Union is run were not fit for purpose and should be changed, saying he was determined his country would reshape its EU ties.
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Why Flash storage will be fast and furious in 2014

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:37
We look in the rear view mirror before racing down the road ahead

Flash had a fantastic year in 2013 with an enormous number of developments.…

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BoE's Carney to visit Scotland as independence campaign heats up

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:34
LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will travel to Scotland this month where he is expected to make his first comments on issues relating to September's referendum on Scottish independence with the economy ranked as the key issue by voters.
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Pay-by-bonk on the blink: O2 loses Wallet

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:17
Let's dig down the back of sofa. Maybe we'll find a few customers too

UK mobile network O2's Wallet was supposed to be the start of its move into the banking biz, with your mobile phone playing the role of bank card.…

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