geegel (1587009) writes "AN ISOLATED military outpost in the middle of hostile territory is a bad place for your equipment to break down. Replacement parts and fuel either have to be air-dropped or driven through dangerous territory. So the US military plans to make remote operating bases and camps self-sufficient, able to generate their own energy and even print their own gadgets." Link to Original Source top
geegel (1587009) writes "The US Justice Department is now fighting in court the demand of 3 Wikileaks associates to disclose the names of several electronic services platforms that received requests to hand over user information.
This comes after Twitter obtained a court order to unseal the demands in order to notify the 3 persons.
geegel (1587009) writes "The New York Times announces that Facebook has recently begun a hiring frenzy of people usually associated to Washington inside circles. The story further speculates that this move is closely related to the backlash Facebook will most likely face in the near future." Link to Original Source top
geegel (1587009) writes ".The Wall Street Journal has a very interesting article on how autocracies are now embracing open source, while at the same promoting national based IT services. The author, Evgeny Morozov, paints a bleak future of the future World Wide Web." Link to Original Source top
geegel (1587009) writes "In a statement on their Delicious official blog, Yahoo now claims that: "No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive".
geegel (1587009) writes "New computer models, using the newfound data obtained by the Venus Express mission, discredit a global warming combat strategy proposed by Nobel prize winner Paul Cretzen.
The proposal advocated injecting artificially large quantities of sulphur dioxide into Earth’s atmosphere at around 20 km to counteract the global warming resulting from increased greenhouse gases. The idea came after observing the aftereffects of the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption which led to a median drop of 0.5 degrees C" Link to Original Source top
geegel (1587009) writes "Microsoft won in court the right to shut down 277 domains used by the botnet Waledac. According to the article, the botnet is responsible for sending 1.5 billion spam messages every day, making it one of the top 10 botnets in US." Link to Original Source top
Wikileaks and Iceland MPs propose journalism haven
geegel (1587009) writes "Space is a hostile environment for living things, but small organisms on the Expose-E experiment unit outside Europe’s Columbus ISS laboratory module have resisted the solar UV radiation, cosmic rays, vacuum and varying temperatures for 18 months. A certain lichen seems to be particularly happy in open space. For more details see here" Link to Original Source