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Linux Applications Now Run on IPad - Collaborators & Co-Authors Sought

chris.kohlhepp (1481705) writes | 1 hour ago

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chris.kohlhepp (1481705) writes "There is a new platform to run Linux applications on the Apple IPad. Have you noticed that many stock applications which are free on Linux require payment on the IPhone and IPad? Don’t want to re-implement Linux software on IOS ? QMole is a new desktop system allowing the free operation of software ported from the world of Linux on the IPad. The technology enables retaining a touch screen operation of stock GTK Linux applications without requiring their redesign or reimplementation. Unlike remote desktop solutions that require a network connection, QMole requires none. All “Linux” applications execute locally on iPad, just like native IOS applications.

QMole features a tiling window manager, transparency, virtual desktop support and an initial desktop application bundle combined with support for developing in Lisp, C, C++, Java, Clojure, Lua, Scheme, OCaml, Python, Perl and more.

Are you interested in collaborating on this effort? Please register your interest at the below URL.

http://chriskohlhepp.wordpress..."

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SpaceX achieves controlled landing of Falcon 9 first stage - Spaceflight Now

feedfeeder (1749978) writes | 1 hour ago

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX achieves controlled landing of Falcon 9 first stage
Spaceflight Now
SpaceX says it made two key strides toward the eventual reusability of the Falcon 9 rocket this week with the controlled splashdown of the rocket's first stage in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday and the successful first flight of a booster prototype from the company's...
Americas News Agenda for April 20GlobalPost
NASA's International Space Station humanoid, Robonaut, finally gets its legsCBC.ca
Private rocket launched to Space StationTelegraph.co.uk
Fox News Latino-The Space Reporter
all 498 news articles

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New 'Google' for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

turkeydance (1266624) writes | 2 hours ago

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turkeydance (1266624) writes "The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs — sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site."

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Healthcare.gov on Heartbleed: Actually, Do Change Your Passwords - Mashable

feedfeeder (1749978) writes | 4 hours ago

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SFGate

Healthcare.gov on Heartbleed: Actually, Do Change Your Passwords
Mashable
Hcdotgov The online application of Reginald Wright stalls as he attempts to sign up for health-care insurance on Healthcare.gov at the Atlanta Medical Center South Campus, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Atlanta. Image: David Goldman/Associated Press.
Vulnerable To 'Heartbleed' Bug, Obamacare Subscribers Told To Change ... Fox News Latino
Cyber security flaw on Obama's healthcare site could affect private informationWDAM-TV
Users of Healthcare.gov Are Being Asked to Change Their Passwords Because ... Complex.com
PCWorld (blog)-KATC Lafayette News
all 222 news articles

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Indie Developer Crashes PAX East With an Oculus Rift and Draws Huge Crowds

Anonymous Coward writes | 6 hours ago

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An anonymous reader writes "[James thought] he'd try his luck at some guerilla PR tactics and crash PAX East with his trusty Oculus Rift and demo rig in tow. After many laps of the PAX East Show floor, James was about ready to give up and go home, but on his final round he spotted a demo station with one lone occupant and his Oculus Rift. This was his chance."
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Vulnerable To 'Heartbleed' Bug, Obamacare Subscribers Told To Change ... - Fox N

feedfeeder (1749978) writes | 6 hours ago

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SFGate

Vulnerable To 'Heartbleed' Bug, Obamacare Subscribers Told To Change ...
Fox News Latino
WASHINGTON (AP) – People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the...
Blame Heartbleed: HealthCare.gov requires users to change their passwordsPCWorld (blog)
US Gov't Changed Your HealthCare.gov Password Because of HeartbleedGizmodo
Obamacare Site Tells Users to Change Passwords, Because Heartbleed Sucks ... Bustle
KWTX-CNN (blog)-The Verge
all 208 news articles

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Heartbleed Exploited to Bypass Two-factor Authentication, Hijack User Sessions

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | 9 hours ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Security nightmares sparked by the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability continue. According to Mandiant, now a unit of FireEye, an attacker was able to leverage the Heartbleed vulnerability against the VPN appliance of a customer and hijack multiple active user sessions. The attack bypassed both the organization’s multifactor authentication and the VPN client software used to validate that systems connecting to the VPN were owned by the organization and running specific security software.

“Specifically, the attacker repeatedly sent malformed heartbeat requests to the HTTPS web server running on the VPN device, which was compiled with a vulnerable version of OpenSSL, to obtain active session tokens for currently authenticated users,” Mandiant’s Christopher Glyer explained. “With an active session token, the attacker successfully hijacked multiple active user sessions and convinced the VPN concentrator that he/she was legitimately authenticated."

After connecting to the VPN, the attacker attempted to move laterally and escalate his/her privileges within the victim organization, Mandiant said."

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Obama Delays Decision on Keystone Pipeline Yet Again

Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes | 9 hours ago

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Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "The Christian Science Monitor reports that once again, the Obama administration has pushed back a final decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline possibly delaying the final determination until after the November midterm elections. In announcing the delay, the State Department cited a Nebraska Supreme Court case that could affect the route of the pipeline that may not be decided until next year, as well as additional time needed to review 2.5 million public comments on the project. Both supporters and opponents of the pipeline criticized the delay as a political ploy. Democratic incumbents from oil-rich states have urged President Obama to approve the pipeline but approving the pipeline before the election could staunch the flow of money from liberal donors and fund-raisers who oppose the project. The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell said in a statement that “at a time of high unemployment in the Obama economy, it’s a shame that the administration has delayed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for years.” Activists say its construction could devastate the environment, but several State Department reviews have concluded that the pipeline would be safe and was unlikely to significantly increase the rate of carbon pollution in the atmosphere. Even if the pipeline was canceled, it said, the oil sands crude was likely to be extracted and brought to market by other means, such as rail, and then processed and burned."

Beer Price Crisis on the Horizon

Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes | 10 hours ago

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Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "The aficionados of beer and distilled spirits could be in for a major price-shock, if proposals by the Food and Drug Administration come to pass. Currently, breweries are allowed to sell unprocessed brewing by-products to feed farm animals. Farmers prize the nutritious, low-cost feed. But, new rules proposed by the FDA could force brewers to implement costly processing facilities or dump the by-products as waste. As one brewer put it, "Beer prices would go up for everybody to cover the cost of the equipment and installation.”"

The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out an NYC Skyscraper

Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes | 12 hours ago

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Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Joel Werner writes in Slate that when Citicorp Center was built in 1977 it was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world but no one figured out until after it was built that although the chief structural engineer, William LeMessurier, had properly accounted for perpendicular winds, the building was particularly vulnerable to quartering winds — in part due to cost-saving changes made to the original plan by the contractor. "According to LeMessurier, in 1978 an undergraduate architecture student contacted him with a bold claim about LeMessurier’s building: that Citicorp Center could blow over in the wind," writes Werner. "LeMessurier realized that a major storm could cause a blackout and render the tuned mass damper inoperable. Without the tuned mass damper, LeMessurier calculated that a storm powerful enough to take out the building hit New York every 16 years." In other words, for every year Citicorp Center was standing, there was about a 1-in-16 chance that it would collapse.

LeMessurier and his team worked with Citicorp to coordinate emergency repairs. With the help of the NYPD, they worked out an evacuation plan spanning a 10-block radius. They had 2,500 Red Cross volunteers on standby, and three different weather services employed 24/7 to keep an eye on potential windstorms. Work began immediately, and continued around the clock for three months. Welders worked all night and quit at daybreak, just as the building occupants returned to work. But all of this happened in secret, even as Hurricane Ella, the strongest hurricane on record in Canadian waters, was racing up the eastern seaboard. The hurricane became stationary for about 24 hours, and later turned to the northeast away from the coast. Hurricane Ella never made landfall. And so the public—including the building’s occupants—were never notified.

Until his death in 2007, LeMessurier talked about the summer of 1978 to his classes at Harvard. The tale, as he told it, is by turns painful, self-deprecating, and self-dramatizing--an engineer who did the right thing. But it also speaks to the larger question of how professional people should behave. "You have a social obligation," LeMessurier reminded his students. "In return for getting a license and being regarded with respect, you're supposed to be self-sacrificing and look beyond the interests of yourself and your client to society as a whole.""

Russia Writes Off 90 Percent Of North Korea Debt

jones_supa (887896) writes | yesterday

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jones_supa (887896) writes "In Russia, the State Duma lower house on Friday ratified a 2012 agreement to write off the bulk of North Korea's debt. It said the total debt stood at $10.96 billion as of Sept. 17, 2012. Russia sees this lucrative in advancing the plans to build a gas pipe and railroad through North to South Korea. The rest of the debt, $1.09 billion, would be redeemed during the next 20 years, to be paid in equal installments every six months. The outstanding debt owed by North Korea will be managed by Russia's state development bank, Vnesheconombank. Moscow has been trying to diversify its energy sales to Asia away from Europe, which, in its turn, wants to cut its dependence on oil and gas from the erstwhile Cold War foe. Russia's state-owned top natural producer Gazprom is dreaming shipping 10 billion cubic meters of gas annually through the Koreas. Russia has written off debts to a number of impoverished Soviet-era allies, including Cuba. North Korea's struggling communist economy is just 2 percent of the size of neighboring South's."
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Surgery with a paintbrush

BiancaM (3582365) writes | yesterday

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BiancaM (3582365) writes "A group of chemists has shown the power of nanoparticles for closing and healing surgical wounds. Using no more than a paintbrush they are able to close surgical openings as well as classical techniques such as sutures. However in fragile deap tissues such as liver even more remarkable results were found- normally fatal damage to internal organs is repaired in seconds using a nanopartilce glue. The results show that closing after surgery can be faster and simpler using nanomaterials to glue wounds shut.

Article at:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com...

Video:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com..."

Build a Smartphone VR Headset That Plays Oculus Rift Games and More for $20

Anonymous Coward writes | yesterday

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An anonymous reader writes "Not everyone can drop a few hundred dollars on a VR headset, but that doesn’t mean they can’t experience VR! For those with the time and a bit of handiwork skill, this DIY guide from guest writer Ohaple will show you how to make a smartphone-based VR headset for as little as $20. Along the way, you’ll learn the hardware and software basics of a VR headset."
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DARPA developing the ultimate auto-pilot software

coondoggie (973519) writes | yesterday

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coondoggie (973519) writes "Call it the ultimate auto-pilot — an automated system that can help take care of all phases of aircraft flight-even perhaps helping pilots overcome system failures in-flight. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will in May detail a new program called Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) that would build upon what the agency called the considerable advances that have been made in aircraft automation systems over the past 50 years, as well as the advances made in remotely piloted aircraft automation, to help reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance and improve aircraft safety."
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Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team [u] - Appl

feedfeeder (1749978) writes | yesterday

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Apple Insider

Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team [u]
Apple Insider
A rumor on Friday claims Nike is planning to shut down the division responsible for creating wearable fitness trackers, starting with the axing of as many as 55 people from the FuelBand team. FuelBand SE. Citing people familiar with the situation, CNET...
Bye-Bye FuelBand: Nike Won't Be the Last Company to Get Out of Wearable ... TIME
Nike Fires FuelBand Team in Move to Ditch WearablesMashable
Nike Dismantles their FuelBand Wearables TeamPatently Apple
TechCrunch-CNET-TechRadar UK
all 31 news articles

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Is there a place for me in this world?

Anonymous Coward writes | yesterday

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An anonymous reader writes "I'm mildly autistic and in my mid 30s. I know I'm not the smartest person ever — not even close — but I'm pretty smart: perfect scores on SAT, etc., way back in high school and a PhD from a private research university you've heard of. I don't consider intelligence a virtue (in contrast to, say, ethical living); it's just what I have, and that's that. There are plenty of things I lack. Anyway, I've made myself very good at applied math and scientific computing. For years, without ever tiring, I've worked approximately 6.5 days a week all but approximately 4 of my waking hours per day. I work at a research university as research staff, and my focus is on producing high-quality, efficient, relevant scientific software. But funding is tough. I'm terrible at selling myself. I have a hard time writing proposals because when I work on mushy tasks, I become depressed and generally bent out of shape. My question: Is it possible to find a place where I can do exactly what I do best and keeps me stable — analyze and develop mathematical algorithms and software — without ever having to do other stuff and, in particular, without being good at presenting myself? I don't care about salary beyond keeping up my frugal lifestyle and saving a sufficient amount to maintain that frugal lifestyle until I die. Ideas? Or do we simply live in a world where we all have to sell what we do no matter what? Thanks for your thoughts."

One week of OpenSSL cleanup

Anonymous Coward writes | yesterday

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An anonymous reader writes "OpenBSD Journal reports, "After the news of heartbleed broke early last week, the OpenBSD team dove in and started axing it up into shape[...] All combined, there've been over 250 commits cleaning up OpenSSL. In one week."

One developer stated in a response to comments about a new project name, "This is not about a fancy name. This is about realizing belatedly that code we thought of good quality was not even decent, and ended up becoming too complex and unmaintainable. So now we are hurrying to remove everything in the way of exposing the concrete guts of the code, fixing the bad practices inherited from the way we were doing security 15+ years ago""

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