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Why doesn't slashdot allow users to see who upmodded or downmodded them?

Anonymous Coward writes | 12 minutes ago

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An anonymous reader writes "It's a feature of other discussion boards that helps ferret out sockpuppets and trolls. Don't you have enough of a problem here with that issue that you want to do something about it? Don't hand me that garbage about "it would start a flame war" stupidity as a weak counter-point to that. You have flame wars here anyways by the truckload. That would stop it by allowing users to see the patterns of abuse either way (sockpuppeteers upmodding themselves using sockpuppet fake accounts, and downmodding opponents of theirs they cannot factually logically disprove). I would like to see a discussion about this with the members of slashdot (which of course, the sockpuppeteers will be out in full force against this). Should be interesting to see."

Want To Ensure Your Personal Android Data Is Truly Wiped? Turn On Encryption

MojoKid (1002251) writes | 45 minutes ago

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MojoKid (1002251) writes "We've been around the block enough times to know that outside of shredding a storage medium, all data is recoverable. It's just matter of time, money, and effort. However, it was still sobering to find out exactly how much data security firm Avast was able to recover from Android devices it purchased from eBay, which included everything from naked selfies to even a completed loan application. Does this mean we shouldn't ever sell the old handset? Luckily, the answer is no. Avast's self-serving study was to promote its Anti-Theft app available on Google Play. The free app comes with a wipe feature that overwrites all files, thereby making them invisible to casual recovery methods. That's one approach. There's another solution that's incredibly easy and doesn't require downloading and installing anything. Before you sell your Android phone on eBay, Craigslist, or wherever, enable encryption and wait for it to encrypt the on board storage. After that, perform a wipe and reset as normal, which will obliterate the encryption key and ensure the data on your device can't be read. This may not work on certain devices, which will ask you to decrypt data before wiping but most should follow this convention just fine."
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled "Dome City": Members Only?

retroworks (652802) writes | 1 hour ago

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retroworks (652802) writes "Motherboard.vice reports on Dubai's planned 7Km "pedestrian city", complete with retractable air conditioned dome. The mega-project is projected to open at the United Arab Emirates World Expo Trade Fair (2020). Dubai's demographics — 85% expatriot imported labor (mostly Asian) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D... — is already one of the most polarized by income level, and Motherboard finds the air conditioned cityscape artwork "dystopian". Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Rasheed, on the other hand, sees it as a move towards a tourism economy, and part of the kingdom's plan for post-petroleum. "We plan to transform Dubai into a cultural, tourist and economic hub for the two billion people living in the region around us; and we are determined to achieve our vision," Bin Rasheed explains in a press release. http://www.dubaiholding.com/me...

Details of the "Mall of the World" project include:
- World’s largest mall occupying 8 million sq. ft. connected to 100 hotels and serviced apartments buildings with 20,000 hotel rooms
- Temperature-controlled covered retail street network spreading over 7 km
- Largest indoor family theme park in the world
- Wellness district catering to medical tourists in 3 million sq. ft."

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New Technology Uses Cellular Towers for Super Accurate Weather Measurements

Iddo Genuth (903542) writes | 3 hours ago

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Iddo Genuth (903542) writes "Israeli scientists from the Tel Aviv University perfected a method for using cell phone service towers microwave emitters to measure rain, snow and even (for the first time ) detect fog with great accuracy over vast areas in real time.

The research team members have analyzed endless amounts of raw cellular data and developed more accurate ways to measure meteorological information and added more parameters that they can now measure using their growing database. When combined with existing meteorological monitoring technologies such as radars and local ground based weather stations, the results show unprecedented level of accuracy that can give better and further weather forecast as well as special warnings about upcoming floods, fog and hail which can affect both people and crop production."

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Phillip K. Dick's "Radio Free Albemuth" movie is now available on Yekra.com

DarkStarZumaBeach (668886) writes | 4 hours ago

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DarkStarZumaBeach (668886) writes "Another Phillip K. Dick science fiction novel is now a movie — "Radio Free Albemuth" is adapted by and directed by John Alan Simon and produced by Open Pictures.

It is appearing at select film festivals — but it is already available for Internet on-line streaming and DVD from Yekra.com

"Radio Free Albemuth" stars Jonathan Scarfe as "Nick Brady" — a music producer who discovers a whole new genre of music — coming from near-Earth orbit — from a voice claiming to be V.A.L.I.S. — Vast Active Living Intelligence System — purportedly floating in an alien satellite from the star system Albemuth.

The problem is that Nick and his wife Rachel (played by Kathryn Winnick) are living in a United States run by a paranoid President Ferris F. Fremont (played by Scott Wilson) who has established an oppressive FBI-enforced security regime authorized by staged attacks by a manufactured terrorist group named "ARAMCHEK."

What Nick and Rachel will discover is that there is no "Aramchek" — only a loosely knit resistance group of disorganized people — only linked by the intoxicating music of V.A.L.I.S. — especially when it is sung by the sensuous Sylvia, as played by the one and only Alanis Morissette in her first starring movie role.

And, when President Fremont discovers the music has subliminal messages recruiting more people to V.A.L.I.S., the iron glove of his political action committee, "The Friends of the American People", comes down on Nick, Rachel, and his new resistance friends.

Watch this science fiction thriller — and you will come to understand why the Hollywood studio system and the TV networks refused to distribute this film: They don't want to be another Julian Assange or Edward Snowden, while THEY do not want you to see it. EVER.

"Radio Free Albemuth" is the TRUE "Message of Hope — From the STARS ..."

Catch it while you still can ...

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A special screening of Radio Free Albemuth in #Milwaukee will be on July 14, 2014, at 7 pm at the Landmark Downer with writer/director John Alan Simon and producer Elizabeth Karr.

For latest information on select screenings — see: Radio Free Albemuth on Facebook.
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The Official Movie Web Site is here: Radio Free Albemuth"

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Highly respected engingeering school graduates more women than men

kevmeister (979231) writes | 6 hours ago

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kevmeister (979231) writes "Harvey Mudd College, a highly regarded engineering school in Claremont, California, announced that 56% of the latest graduating engineering class was female.

The article makes it clear that Harvey Mudd did put substantial effort into increasing female participation in STEM majors and that the overall graduating class or 2014 was almost half women.

Looks like (with effort) it is possible to get women interested in STEM."

How deep does the multiverse go?

StartsWithABang (3485481) writes | 11 hours ago

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StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "Our observable Universe is a pretty impressive entity: extending 46 billion light-years in all directions, filled with hundreds of billions of galaxies and having been around for nearly 14 billion years since the Big Bang. But what lies beyond it? Sure, there's probably more Universe just like ours that's unobservable, but what about the multiverse? Finally, a treatment that delineates the difference between the ideas that are thrown around and explains what's accepted as valid, what's treated as speculative, and what's completely unrelated to anything that could conceivably ever be observed from within our Universe."

Garth Brooks to bypass iTunes , release new album on his own site directly

bricko (1052210) writes | 12 hours ago

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bricko (1052210) writes "The other big news is that Garth’s entire catalog will be available for downloading starting on Monday at his website, www.garthbrooks.com. Garth had previously been one of the few remaining holdouts, refusing to allow his songs on iTunes, amazon, or other services.

Now he’s going do it himself and cut out the middle man. I don’t know why more artists don’t do it this way."

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LG planning paper thin, rollable TV - Delhi Daily News

feedfeeder (1749978) writes | 12 hours ago

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ABC News

LG planning paper thin, rollable TV
Delhi Daily News
Electronics giant LG has introduced the world's first working 18-inch TV that can be rolled into a tube for transportation and plans to bring the 60-inch version by 2017 which will be paper thin. The 18-inch TV's flexible screen utilizes OLED technology - that...
LG Unveils 18-Inch Rollable TV, 60-Inch Version in 2017Upstart Magazine
Future TVs Will Be Paper Thin and Rollable, LG Sayskvor

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Supermoon 2014: First Of Three Bright, Summer Full Moons Visible Tonight - Inter

feedfeeder (1749978) writes | 13 hours ago

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International Business Times

Supermoon 2014: First Of Three Bright, Summer Full Moons Visible Tonight
International Business Times
Saturday's full moon will be a supermoon and sky gazers can expect two more before the summer ends. While not quite a blood moon, a supermoon is quite the viewing event. The supermoon of June 2013 captured everyone's attention and people from...
Get Ready for This Weekend's SupermoonABC News (blog)
Supermoon season: first of three massive moons can be seen tonightThe Independent
Super Moon(s) and Space LaunchPhilly.com
Thegardenisland.com-WANE-NPR (blog)
all 296 news articles

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New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture

jfruh (300774) writes | yesterday

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jfruh (300774) writes "New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that he and his leadership team are taking "important steps to visibly change our culture" and that "nothing is off the table" on that score. While much of his declaration consists of vague and positive-sounding phrases ("crease the fluidity of information and ideas by taking actions to flatten the organization and develop leaner business processes"), he outlined his main goals for the shift: reduce time it takes to get things done by having fewer people involved in each decision; quantify outcomes for products and use that data to predict future trends; and increasing investment for employee training and development."
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Take a Picture just by thinking about it, using Google Glass with MindRDR App.

rtoz (2530056) writes | yesterday

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rtoz (2530056) writes "A London based company "This Place" is launching a new app "MindRDR" for providing one more way for controlling Google Glass. It will allow the users to control the Google Glass by their thoughts.

This MindRDR application bridges the Neurosky EEG biosensor and Google Glass. It allows users to take photos and share them on Twitter and Facebook by simply using brainwaves alone.

"This Place" has put the code of this app on GitHub for others to use it and expand on it."

Finnish National Digital TV Broadcaster Starts Sending Bitcoin Blockchain

Joel Lehtonen (3743763) writes | yesterday

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Joel Lehtonen (3743763) writes "Finnish national digital TV broadcaster Digita co-operates with startup company Koodilehto to start transmission of Bitcoin blockchain and transactions in Terrestrial Digital TV (DVB-T) signal that covers almost the entire Finnish population of 5 million people. The pilot broadcasting starts in September the 1st and lasts two months. The broadcast can be received by a computer with any DVB-T adapter like this $20 dongle. Commercial production phase is planned to begin later this year."

NSA Admits Retaining Snowden Emails, no FOIA for US press

AHuxley (892839) writes | yesterday

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AHuxley (892839) writes "The http://thedesk.matthewkeys.net... reports on a FOIA request covering "... all e-mails sent by Edward Snowden"
Remember how Snowden should have raised his concerns with his superiors within the NSA?
Remember how no such communication could be found?
Remember how one such communication was released but did not seem to be raising direct concerns?
Well some record of e-mail communications seems to exist but they are exempt from public disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act."

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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | 2 days ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "China-based threat actors are using sophisticated malware installed on handheld scanners to target shipping and logistics organizations from all over the world. According to security firm TrapX, the attack begins at a Chinese company that provides hardware and software for handheld scanners used by shipping and logistics firms worldwide to inventory the items they're handling. The Chinese manufacturer installs the malware on the Windows XP operating systems embedded in the devices.

Experts determined that the threat group targets servers storing corporate financial data, customer data and other sensitive information. A second payload downloaded by the malware then establishes a sophisticated C&C on the company's finance servers, enabling the attackers to exfiltrate the information they're after. The malware used by the Zombie Zero attackers is highly sophisticated and polymorphic, the researchers said. In one attack they observed, 16 of the 48 scanners used by the victim were infected, and the malware managed to penetrate the targeted organization's defenses and gain access to servers on the corporate network.

Interestingly, the C&C is located at the Lanxiang Vocational School, an educational institution said to be involved in the Operation Aurora attacks against Google, and which is physically located only one block away from the scanner manufacturer, TrapX said."

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