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decotengu 0.13.0

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-06-17 15:01
decotengu is a dive decompression library to experiment with various implementations of the Buhlmann decompression model with Erik Baker’s gradient factors. The results of decotengu calculations are decompression stops and tissue saturation information. Third party applications can use those results for data analysis purposes or dive planning functionality.

Release Notes: This release changes the algorithm for finding the length of the decompression stop to check the ascent ceiling limit without ascending to the next decompression stop.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

Debian 6 debuts its long term support period

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-06-17 15:00

Debian: The Debian project is pleased to announce that the Long Term Support (LTS) infrastructure to provide security updates for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (code name squeeze) until February 2016 is now in place

Categories: linux, news, open source

Story of a $10 Million Remote Scam

Schneier on Security - Tue, 2014-06-17 14:44
This is a bizarre story of an almost-happened $10 million scam. It reads like an obviously phony Nigerian 419 scam, but it actually fooled what seem to be smart people. What's amazing to me is that there was no face-to-face interaction at all....
Categories: security

Chlorine gas-like chemicals likely used in Syrian conflict: watchdog

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-06-17 14:37
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Chemical weapons inspectors who came under attack while investigating claims of chlorine gas attacks in Syria last month found information suggesting that similar chemicals had indeed been used, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday.
Categories: news

FBI arrests claims NullCrew hacker in Tennessee takedown

The Register - Tue, 2014-06-17 14:34
Stool pigeon fooled hackers into self-incrimination

The FBI has arrested a Tennessee man on computer crime charges, claiming he is a key player in the NullCrew hacking squad that attacked businesses and educational institutions from 2012 onwards.…

Categories: news

U.S. Democrats Propose Legislation To Ban Internet Fast Lanes

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-17 14:32
An anonymous reader writes: A proposal from Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate would require the FCC to stop ISPs from creating "internet fast lanes." Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said, "Americans are speaking loud and clear. They want an Internet that is a platform for free expression and innovation, where the best ideas and services can reach consumers based on merit rather than based on a financial relationship with a broadband provider." Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) added, "A free and open Internet is essential for consumers. Our country cannot afford 'pay-for-play' schemes that divide our Internet into tiers based on who has the deepest pockets." Unfortunately, this is only half a solution — the bill doesn't actually add to the FCC's authority. It only requires them to use the authority they currently have, which is questionable at best.

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Categories: news

Democrats pitch long-shot bid for FCC ban on prioritization deals

The Register - Tue, 2014-06-17 14:30
Legislation would force net neutrality by banning paid speed-ups

A group of Democrats in Congress have drafted a bill to bar the FCC from allowing "fast lane" prioritization deals.…

Categories: news

PowerTOP Will Maximize Your Linux Laptop’s Battery Life

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-06-17 14:00

MakeUseOf: On Linux laptops, one of the most common complaints is that the battery life isn’t quite as good as one would hope.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Century-Old Drug Reverses Signs of Autism In Mice

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:50
sciencehabit writes: A single dose of a century-old drug has eliminated autism symptoms in adult mice with an experimental form of the disorder. Originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, the compound, called suramin, quells a heightened stress response in neurons that researchers believe may underlie some traits of autism. The finding raises the hope that some hallmarks of the disorder may not be permanent, but could be correctable even in adulthood.

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As Ukraine mulls security, some say build a wall with Russia

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:39
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's leaders are puzzling over how to cut off Russian support for a separatist rebellion in the east of the country but one of its richest men thinks he has the answer.

Categories: news

Yellen, future tightening in spotlight as Fed meets

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:37
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to chop another $10 billion from its monthly bond purchases at a meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday but make few, if any, other concrete policy moves.
Categories: news

synctool 6.1

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:37
synctool is a cluster administration tool that keeps configuration files synchronized across all nodes in a cluster. Nodes may be part of a logical group or class, in which case they need a particular subset of configuration files. synctool can restart daemons when needed, if their relevant configuration files have been changed. synctool can also be used to do patch management or other system administrative tasks.

Release Notes: This version fixes a bug where under certain conditions a .post script for a directory would, inadvertently, not be run. Additionally, a minor bug in the command-line parser of the dsh-ping command was fixed.

Release Tags: Stable, Bugfixes

Tags: Systems Administration, Command Line

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

Israel ramps up pressure on Hamas in hunt for missing teens

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:32
RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israel decided on Tuesday to widen a crackdown on Hamas in the West Bank after troops detained more than 40 members of the Palestinian Islamist group in sweeps conducted in tandem with a search for three missing Jewish teenagers.
Categories: news

Amazon looks at Google's cheap SSDs, slashes its own prices

The Register - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:15
Bezos's great deflationary tech machine whirrs on

Sometimes Amazon's entire purpose as a company seems to be to act as a deflationary force on the economy, and this is especially apparent in its cloud services.…

Categories: news

Ubuntu: 2247-1: OpenStack Nova vulnerabilities

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:15
LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in OpenStack Nova.
Categories: linux, news, security

Wikipedia Forcing Editors To Disclose If They're Paid

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:08
mpicpp sends word that the Wikimedia Foundation is updating its Terms of Use to keep track of editors who are paid for the changes they make. This follows last fall's discovery that a small industry had arisen around public relations firms running Wikipedia editing campaigns for paying clients. The Foundation now says, "If you are paid to edit, you will need to disclose your paid editing to comply with the new Terms of Use. You need to add your affiliation to your edit summary, user page, or talk page, to fairly disclose your perspective. ... Specific policies on individual Wikimedia projects, or relevant laws in your country (such as those prohibiting fraudulent advertising), may require further disclosure or prohibit paid advocacy editing altogether." They add, "undisclosed paid advocacy editing is a black hat practice that can threaten the trust of Wikimedia’s volunteers and readers."

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Categories: news

Linux gaming rising: 7 big-name PC games that now call Linux home

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:00

PC World: For the first time in a long time, Linux gamers have a reason to smile

Categories: linux, news, open source

Are Facebook rants about harming your wife protected free speech? US Supremes to decide

The Register - Tue, 2014-06-17 12:37
Man who wrote of 'a thousand ways to kill' wife files appeal

The US Supreme Court is to decide whether violent threats or images posted on Facebook and other social networks constitute free speech or a criminal act, in the case of a man who made comments about his estranged wife.…

Categories: news

OGLplus 0.47.0

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-06-17 12:33
OGLplus is a header-only library that implements a thin object-oriented facade over the OpenGL (version 3 and higher) C-language API. It provides wrappers that automate the resource and object management and make the use of OpenGL in C++ safer and easier.

Release Notes: Certain parts were further refactored and re-used in OALplus and EGLplus. This release also brings the Voronoi/Worley cell image generators, the Group<Object> template class, and a wrapper for the NV_draw_texture extension, and re-adds interoperability with GLM vectors and matrices. Two new examples were also added and minor improvements were made to the build system.

Tags: OpenGL, C++, Library, Computer Graphics

Licenses: Boost Software License

Categories: open source

Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-17 12:25
Sockatume writes: In a statement to the Financial Times and reported by the BBC, Google has confirmed that it will remove the music videos of independent artists unless they sign up to its upcoming subscription music service. Many independent musicians and labels have refused to do so, claiming that the contracts offer significantly worse deals than the likes of Spotify and Pandora, and that Google is unwilling to negotiate on the rates it offers artists. A Google spokesperson indicated that the company could start removing videos within days.

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Categories: news