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Start-up Plans Biogas-Powered Datacenter Near Abat

littlekorea A funny. (1 comments)

This article is powered by a load of Bullsh*t. :)

more than 2 years ago
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Australian court blocks sales of Samsung Galaxy Ta

littlekorea About time (2 comments)

It's a clone, start to finish, even the accessories. Samsung was 'taking the piss'.

more than 2 years ago
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Court Gives Green Light to Disconnect Pirates

littlekorea This Judgment will concern ISPs (2 comments)

If this case doesn't go Australia's High Court, I wouldn't want to be an ISP - not exactly a lot of clarity in the decision.

more than 3 years ago

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Facebook rushes to encrypt data centre links

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about 4 months ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "Facebook's security engineering chief has promised the social network is 'aggressively' working to encrypt links between its data centers, following moves by Google to do the same. Revelations by former US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden that the NSA was able to tap data center links was incidental, he told journalists today, but "proved we were wearing our tin hats correctly.""
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Is this the biggest rip-off ever built on open source?

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about 8 months ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "Australia's weather bureau has racked up bills of $38 million for a water data system, based on Red Hat Linux, MySQL and Java, that was originally scheduled to cost somewhere between $2 million and $5 million. The Bureau's supplier, an ASX-listed IT services provider SMS Management and Technology, did a good job of embedding itself in the bureau, with all changes having to be made by the original consultant that built it. Smells fishy?"
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Data analysts attempt to predict world's largest music vote, again

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about 8 months ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "Data analysts in the US and Australia have come up with alternative means to predict the world's largest music vote, Triple J's Hottest 100. The Warmest 100 was close to spot on last year after analysts mined data from social posts auto-generated during the voting process. This year, with that avenue shut off, they relied on data extracted using the Instagram API , among others, and hope to achieve similar results."
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Revealed: The startling array of hacking tools in NSA's armoury

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about 9 months ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "A series of servers produced by Dell, air-gapped Windows XP PCs and switches and routers produced by Cisco, Huawei and Juniper count among the huge list of computing devices compromised by the NSA, according to crypto-expert and digital freedom fighter Jacob Applebaum. Revealing a trove of new NSA documents at his 30c3 address, Applebaum spoke about why the NSA's program might lead to broader adoption of open source tools and gave a hot tip on how to know if your machines have been owned."
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How Facebook ships software at warp speed

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about 10 months ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "HipHop Virtual Machine engineer Joel Pobar has provided new insights into the software release cycle at Facebook. Among their arsenal — a tool that replays 24 hours of global activity on Facebook.com in under 45 minutes to test changes against production workloads, and another that allows a dev to switch new features into production in one country or demographic to test its uptake. It appears New Zealand is most often the first to experience new features."
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SAP willing to take a hit to rebuild cloud solutions from scratch

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about a year ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "SAP is willing to risk a dip in revenues to rebuild its cloud solutions around its in-memory HANA technology, even if this effort takes over 12 months and blindsides customers of its ByDesign service, which is likely to be left a step behind in any SAP upgrade. SAP has written formal letters to its largest ByDesign customers promising it will continue to provide support."
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Seven ways the US Government can access your cloud data

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about a year ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "Law enforcement authorities within the US Government have at least seven avenues open to collecting user data from web-based service providers, according to a 90-page report published by the University of New South Wales, law firm Baker & McKenzie and industry partners. Most of these legal instruments do not require a warrant, as they might in other countries."
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Open source crusade blocks Esri standards effort

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about a year ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "Open source advocates have successfully waged a campaign to halt voting on a proposed geospatial standard sponsored by mapping giant Esri. Protestors claimed that designating the 'GeoServices REST API' as an industry standard would have guaranteed further dominance for Esri's industry-leading ArcGIS server and replicated existing open standards. The unfolding case smacks of Microsoft's efforts to have the OOXML format approved as an ISO/IEC standard — only in this case, it appears Esri has backed down, while the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) does some soul searching on what a standard should achieve."
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Can altruism exist in the age of Bitcoin?

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about a year and a half ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "The BOINC team at the University of Berkeley have started porting citizen science apps to Android, so soon you'll be able to cure diseases or map galaxies with your smartphone. It's hoped that this will renew interest in altruistic volunteer computing projects. But will users offer up their compute hours to research projects when an alternative is to mine for Bitcoins? Is today's generation too selfish to contribute to citizen science?"
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Mining companies borrow from gamers' physics engines

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about a year and a half ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "Mining companies are developing new systems for automating blasting of iron ore using the same open source physics engines adapted for games such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption. The same engine that determines 3D collision detection and soft body/rigid body dynamics in gaming will be applied to building 3D blast movement models — which will predict where blasted materials will land and distinguish between ore and waste."
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Data analyst spoils the world's biggest song vote

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about a year and a half ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "A data analyst has successfully predicted the top ten songs of the world's biggest song contest — the Triple J Hottest 100 — by extrapolating voting intentions fans had posted on Twitter and Facebook. Nick Drewe's Warmest 100 list closely mimicked the Hottest 100 results, predicting the top three in correct order and predicting 92 of the most popular 100 songs."
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Telcos declare SMS unsafe for bank transactions

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about 2 years ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "Australia's telcos have declared that SMS technology should not be used by banks to verify identities for online banking transactions, in a bid to wash their hands of culpability for phone porting hacks. But three of Australia's largest four banks insist they will continue to use SMS messages to carry authentication codes for transactions."
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Australia abandons plans for a mandatory internet filter

littlekorea littlekorea writes  |  about 2 years ago

littlekorea (1656839) writes "The Australian Government has officially abandoned plans to legislate a mandatory internet filter. The news ends a four-year campaign by the ruling party to implement legislation that would have compelled ISPs to block a list of URLs dictated by Australia's telecommunications regulator, the ACMA. ISPs have instead been told to block a list of known child pornography sites maintained by INTERPOL."
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