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Vodafone: Dammit Britain, your emergency services need 4G!

The Register - Fri, 2015-08-28 09:32
Incidentally, we provide a pretty comprehensive data network

Despite not being part of the bid to supply the future Emergency Services Network, Vodafone wants to see public services using its 4G, and has commissioned a YouGov survey (something companies do when they want to put numbers in press releases) of front line workers, such as police officers, nurses, and social workers.…

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At 24, Linux Has Come Out of the Basement

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-08-28 09:00

LinuxInsider: Happy Birthday, Linux Project -- this week you turned 24.

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Google Container Engine is The Product Version of Kubernetes and It’s Now Live

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-08-28 09:00

The New Stack: Container Engine is effectively Google’s public product-ization of Kubernetes as a service.

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Chrome To Freeze Flash Ads On Sight From September 1

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-08-28 08:57
An anonymous reader writes: Shaun Nichols from the Register reports that unimportant Flash content will be click-to-play by default in Google Chrome from September 1. He writes, "Google is making good on its promise to strangle Adobe Flash's ability to auto-play in Chrome. The web giant has set September 1, 2015 as the date from which non-important Flash files will be click-to-play in the browser by default – effectively freezing out 'many' Flash ads in the process. Netizens can right-click over the security-challenged plugin and select 'Run this' if they want to unfreeze an ad. Otherwise, the Flash files will remain suspended in a grey box, unable to cause any harm nor any annoyance."

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Greece's Syriza to win election but face setback, poll shows

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-08-28 08:45
ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party after next month's election but without the sizeable margin it was hoping for, the first major opinion poll since he resigned last week showed.









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Win10 Insider build 10532: Avoid if you run Chrome 64-bit

The Register - Fri, 2015-08-28 08:39
A few tweaks, but what is MS doing about top feature requests and bug reports?

Microsoft has released Build 10532 of Windows 10 as an “Insider” preview.…

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Storage boosters: Six mSATA format SSDs on test

The Register - Fri, 2015-08-28 08:25
Back-to-school hand-me-down upgrade time

Product Round-up The M.2 format for SSDs seems to be hogging all the headlines of late and the form factor may well be the future for storage for thin and light notebooks, tablets and nano-sized PCs. Yet the market is still gearing up to support it, so devices that can accommodate the format are still pretty thin on the ground, albeit improving all the time.…

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Hundreds die as desperate migrants head for Europe

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-08-28 08:19
TRIPOLI/EISENSTADT, Austria (Reuters) - Libya on Friday recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe while Austria said 71 refugees including a baby girl had been found dead in the back of an abandoned freezer truck.









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Study: More Than Half of Psychological Results Can't Be Reproduced

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-08-28 08:14
Bruce66423 writes: A new study trying to replicate results reported in allegedly high quality journals failed to do so in over 50% of cases. Those of us from a hard science background always had our doubts about this sort of stuff — it's interesting to see it demonstrated — or rather, as the man says: 'Psychology has nothing to be proud of when it comes to replication,' Charles Gallistel, president of the Association for Psychological Science. Back in June a crowd-sourced effort to replicate 100 psychology studies had a 39% success rate.

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Administrator tries to squeeze blood out of Stone Computers' parent

The Register - Fri, 2015-08-28 08:10
Pre-pack agreed for Stone Topco but rival bid expected

Exclusive Senior execs at financially strapped Stone Computers Ltd (SCL) have bid £28.43m to buy the business in a pre-packaged sale after placing the parent company Stone Bidco into administration.…

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Is There Such Thing as Too Many GNU/Linux Distributions?

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-08-28 08:00

 Is too much of a good thing - a bad thing?

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Channel surfers and the irresistible rise of Content Delivery Networks

The Register - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:57
When load balancing just won't cut it

Fastly, a four-year-old content delivery network start-up, this month landed $75m in venture funding.…

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Google watchers react furiously to ad flinger’s competition case defence

The Register - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:39
You can't just point at Amazon and eBay!

“The data mentioned in Google’s blog is frankly suspicious," or so said Thomas Vinje, legal counsel for FairSearch Europe – a group of organisations lobbying against the ad flinger's online search dominance – in response to Google’s defence of its EU anti-trust case yesterday.…

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Two British journalists detained in southeast Turkey

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:34
DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained two British journalists from Vice News for reporting from the predominantly Kurdish southeast without government accreditation, security sources said on Friday.
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Enterprise Architect Position

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:28
dave562 writes: I could use some advice from the community. I have almost 20 years of IT experience, 5 of it with the company I am currently working for. In my current position, the infrastructure and applications that I am responsible for account for nearly 80% of the entire IT infrastructure of the company. In broad strokes our footprint is roughly 60 physical hosts that run close to 1500 VMs and a SAN that hosts almost 4PB of data. The organization is a moderate sized (~3000 employees), publicly traded company with a nearly $1 billion market value (recent fluctuations not withstanding). I have been involved in a constant struggle with the core IT group over how to best run the operations. They are a traditional, internal facing IT shop. They have stumbled through a private cloud initiative that is only about 30% realized. I have had to drag them kicking and screaming into the world of automated provisioning, IaaS, application performance monitoring, and all of the other IT "must haves" that a reasonable person would expect from a company of our size. All the while, I have never had full access to the infrastructure. I do not have access to the storage. I do not have access to the virtualization layer. I do not have Domain Admin rights. I cannot see the network. The entire organization has been ham strung by an "enterprise architect" who relies on consultants to get the job done, but does not have the capability to properly scope the projects. This has resulted in failure after failure and a broken trail of partially implemented projects. (VMware without SRM enabled. EMC storage hardware without automated tiering enabled. Numerous proof of concept systems that never make it into production because they were not scoped properly.) After 5 years of succeeding in the face of all of these challenges, the organization has offered me the Enterprise Architect position. However they do not think that the position should have full access to the environment. It is an "architecture" position and not a "sysadmin" position is how they explained it to me. That seems insane. It is like asking someone to draw a map, without being able to actually visit the place that needs to be mapped. For those of you in the community who have similar positions, what is your experience? Do you have unfettered access to the environment? Are purely architectural / advisory roles the norm at this level?

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Manchester skeptics annexed in hostile digital power grab

The Register - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:23
Meetup.com takeover by mysterious 'Sophie' reveals flaws in site organisation rules

The Greater Manchester Skeptics Society (GMSS) has been obliged to start up a new group on Meetups.com, after someone with a very different agenda took over its profile on the social networking site.…

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Computacenter CEO: Currency headwind? Yep, that hurt alright

The Register - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:08
But Brit sub strikes back to steady top line, and RDC sale beefs up profits

For a business, not losing sales ground in these uncertain economic times might be considered something of an achievement in itself. If so, Computacenter bosses will be downing celebratory doubles this morn.…

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U.S., China stress positives ahead of Xi trip

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:07
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States stressed the positives in their complex relationship on Friday during meetings between U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Chinese officials ahead of a U.S. visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping next month.









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Jury mulls fate of defendant in New Hampshire prep school rape trial

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:03
CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire jury is set to begin its first full day of deliberations on Friday in the trial of Owen Labrie, a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman girl on campus days before his graduation.
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IoT server is loaded with Linux "Candi"

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-08-28 07:00

 LinuxGizmos: Logic Supply's Atom N2800 based "CC150" industrial IoT gateway is loaded with a version of the Linux-based IoT Server software from Candi Controls.

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