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Debian: 3325-1: apache2: Summary

LinuxSecurity.com - Sat, 2015-08-01 14:06
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary
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Greece may seek up to 24 billion euros in first new aid tranche: paper

Reuters: Technology - Sat, 2015-08-01 13:24
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said in its early Sunday editions.
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Microsoft Taps PBS To Advance Its National Talent Strategy With 'Code Trip'

Slashdot - Sat, 2015-08-01 13:17
theodp writes: You don't have to be Mitt Romney to question PBS's announcement that it will air the Microsoft-funded 'reality' show Code Trip, in which Roadtrip Nation and Microsoft YouthSpark will send students across the U.S. for a "transformative journey into computer science." Of the partnership, Roadtrip Nation co-founder Mike Marriner said, "Roadtrip Nation is proud to partner with Microsoft's YouthSpark initiative not only to inform others of the many career routes one can take with a computer science background, but also to engage in the much-needed conversation of diversifying the tech field with more pluralistic perspectives." YouthSpark is part of Microsoft's National Talent Strategy (pdf), which the company describes as "a two-pronged approach that will couple long-term improvements in STEM education in the United States with targeted, short-term, high-skilled immigration reforms." The Official Microsoft Blog reports that filming of Code Trip began this week, with the three students traveling around the country to speak with leaders including Hadi Partovi, the co-founder of Code.org and 'major supporter' of FWD.us, who coincidentally once reported to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and is the next door neighbor of Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith and a jogging partner of Steve Ballmer.

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Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of 'provocative' attacks

Reuters: Technology - Sat, 2015-08-01 13:10
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile.









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Install Elastix Unified Communication Server

Linux Today - Sat, 2015-08-01 13:00

 Unixmen: Elastix is an unified communications server software that brings together IP PBX, email, IM, faxing and collaboration functionality

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ISPs Claim Title II Regulations Don't Apply To the Internet Because "Computers"

Slashdot - Sat, 2015-08-01 12:17
New submitter Gryle writes: ArsTechnica is reporting on an interesting legal tactic by ISPs in the net neutrality fight. In a 95-page brief the United States Telecom Association claims Internet access qualifies as information service, not a telecommunication service, because it involves computer processing. The brief further claims "The FCC's reclassification of mobile broadband internet access as a common-carrier service is doubly unlawful." (page 56)

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Merkel to run for fourth term in 2017: Der Spiegel

Reuters: Technology - Sat, 2015-08-01 11:25
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has governed Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, Der Spiegel news magazine said on Saturday in an unsourced report.









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Japanese Police Arrest Mount Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

Slashdot - Sat, 2015-08-01 11:19
McGruber writes with the news as carried (paywalled) by the Wall Street Journal that Mark Karpeles, who headed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been arrested by Japanese police: In February 2014, Mount Gox filed for bankruptcy, saying it had lost 750,000 of its customers' bitcoins as well as 100,000 of its own, worth some $500 million at the time. A police spokesman said Mr. Karpelès is suspected of manipulating his own account at the company by making it appear that $1 million was added to it. The BBC reports the arrest as well, and notes that the coins missing from Mt. Gox represent 7% of all Bitcoins in circulation.

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"Happy Birthday" Public Domain After All?

Slashdot - Sat, 2015-08-01 10:24
New submitter jazzdude00021 writes: No song has had as contentious of copyright history as "Happy Birthday." The song is nearly ubiquitous at birthday parties in the USA, and even has several translations with the same tune. Due to copyrights held by Warner Music, public performances have historically commanded royalty fees. However, a new lawsuit has been brought to prove that "Happy Birthday" is, and always has been, in the public domain.The discovery phase for this lawsuit ended on July, 11 2014, yet this past week new evidence surfaced from Warner Music that may substantiate the claim that the lyrics were in the public domain long before the copyright laws changed in 1927.

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Watch leggy ROBOT INSECT WALK on WATER before JUMPING OFF

The Register - Sat, 2015-08-01 10:20
Artificial system replicates biological movement

Vid Scientists have created a tiny, leggy robot that mimics the actions of a water strider.…

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Iran's parliament has no power over nuclear deal, top negotiator says

Reuters: Technology - Sat, 2015-08-01 10:08
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the Islamic Republic's top nuclear negotiator was quoted as saying on Saturday.
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Silicon Valley's Big Lie

Slashdot - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:22
HughPickens.com writes: Danny Crichton writes at TechCrunch that startups in Silicon Valley run on an alchemy of ignorance and amnesia and that lying is a requisite and daily part of being a founder, the grease that keeps the startup flywheel running. Most startups fail. The vast, vast majority of startup employees will never exercise their options, let alone become millionaires while doing it. But founders have little choice as they sell their company to everyone, whether investors, employees, potential employees, or clients. "Founders have to tell the lie – that everything is fine, that a feature is going to launch even though the engineer for that feature hasn't been hired yet, that payroll will run even though the VC dollars are still nowhere on the horizon," writes Crichton. "For one of the most hyper-rational populations in the world, Silicon Valley runs off a myth about startup success, of the lowly founder conquering the world."

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Debian: 3324-1: icedove: Summary

LinuxSecurity.com - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:11
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary
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New twist in telco giants' fight to destroy the FCC's net neutrality

The Register - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:04
Ditches First Amendment legal argument, tries another approach

Analysis When an entire page of a lawsuit is taken up just listing the lawyers on the case, you know you have hit some vested interests.…

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Django Models and Migrations

Linux Today - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:00

LinuxJournal: When a request comes in to a Django application, the application's URL patterns determine which view method will be invoked.

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New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message

Reuters: Technology - Sat, 2015-08-01 08:33
DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection.
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Windows 10 Upgrade Strategies, Pitfalls and Fixes As MSFT Servers Are Hit Hard

Slashdot - Sat, 2015-08-01 08:27
MojoKid writes: The upgrade cycle begins, with Microsoft's latest operating system--the highly anticipated Windows 10--rolling out over Windows Update for free, for users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. For those that are ready to take the plunge over the weekend, there are some things to note. So far, Microsoft has been rolling out the upgrade in waves and stages. If you are not one of the 'lucky' ones to be in the first wave, you can take matters into your own hands and begin the upgrade process manually. While the process is mostly simple, it won't be for everyone. This guide steps through a few of the strategies and pitfalls. There are two main methods to upgrade, either through Windows Update or through the Media Creation Tool. In either case, you will need to have opted-in for the Windows 10 Free Upgrade program to reserve your license. Currently, the Windows Update method is hit or miss due to the requirement for additional updates needing to be installed first and Microsoft's servers being hit hard, leading to some rather humorous error messages like the oh-so helpful description, "Something Happened." Currently, it would be best to avoid the Windows Update upgrade, at least for the time being. Numerous issues with licensing have been reported, requiring manual activation either through the dreaded phone call, or by running slmgr.vbs /ato at the command prompt to force license registration.

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Eleven Colombian military personnel killed in plane crash

Reuters: Technology - Sat, 2015-08-01 08:24
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a statement from the Air Force.









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Debian: 3323-1: icu: Summary

LinuxSecurity.com - Sat, 2015-08-01 08:16
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary
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Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral expected to draw large crowds

Reuters: Technology - Sat, 2015-08-01 07:04
ALPHARETTA, Ga., (Reuters) - Scores of onlookers are expected to gather on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston.
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