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During routine network maintenance at 4:30 a.m. ET today, "an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services," said Time Warner Cable vice president for public relations Bobby Amirshahi in an email exchange.
"As of 6 a.m. ET, services were largely restored as updates continue to bring all customers back online," he said.
paysonwelch (2505012) writes "The United Parcel Service announced Wednesday that customersâ(TM) credit and debit card information at 51 franchises in 24 states may have been compromised. There are 4,470 franchised center locations throughout the U.S., according to UPS.
The malware began to infiltrate the system as early as January 20, but the majority of the attacks began after March 26. UPS says the threat was eliminated as of August 11 and that customers can shop safely at all locations." Link to Original Source top
A new Watson-style form of AI called Viv seeks to be the first 'global brain'
paysonwelch (2505012) writes "For the past two years, the team has been working on Viv Labs’ product—also named Viv, after the Latin root meaning live. Their project has been draped in secrecy, but the few outsiders who have gotten a look speak about it in rapturous terms. “The vision is very significant,” says Oren Etzioni, a renowned AI expert who heads the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. “If this team is successful, we are looking at the future of intelligent agents and a multibillion-dollar industry.” and Siri Viv is attempting to become the first world wide brain. T" Link to Original Source top
paysonwelch (2505012) writes "I couldn't find any news articles on this, it was just announced, I heard it on the radio, the news is only a few minutes old. Wikipedia however has already been updated. "Maduro became interim President following the death of Hugo Chávez. The electoral authority declared Maduro as the President on April 14, 2013."" Link to Original Source top
North Korean declares if has 'final approval' for nuclear attack on the US
paysonwelch (2505012) writes "North Korea has reportedly been seen moving a mid-range missile into place. Although it is dubious this missile could reach the continental US, it is thought that North Korea might attack the United States controlled island of Guam.
paysonwelch writes "North Korea has declared a state of war against the south, stating that neither peace nor war has ended. From the news release via Reuters: 1.From this moment, the north-south relations will be put at the state of war and all the issues arousing between the north and the south will be dealt with according to the wartime regulations. The DPRK goes on to say that this will be a 'blitz' war and that they will regain control of the south, and destroy US bases in the process." Link to Original Source top
John MaCafee Reveals Himself As Mastermind Social Engineer
paysonwelch writes "Wow, all I can say is wow. It's hard to believe but I wouldn't put it past McAfee he seems incredibly resilient. His latest blog post details his complex spy network that he used to tap information into the higher echelon of the Belizean government. He might consider a new career as a movie producer, this blog post is enthralling. Here is an excerpt: I purchased 75 cheap laptop computers and, with trusted help, intalled invisible keystroke logging software on all of them — the kind that calls home (to me) and disgorges the text files. I began giving these away as presents to select people — government employees, police officers, Cabinet Minister's assistants, girlfriends of powerful men, boyfriends of powerful women." Link to Original Source top
John McAfee is doing a live Media Q&A at 9:00PM EST on Ustream
paysonwelch writes "On Sunday, December 9, 2012, John McAfee will host a news conference in Guatemala Cityat 7:00 p.m. Guatemala Citytime via Ustream.tv. The news conference will be held in two segments; at 7:00 p.m. Mr. McAfee will broadcast a statement and will then accept questions from the media by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, he will then broadcast again at 8:00 p.m. in order to answer those questions. For more information, or details regarding the news conference, please visit whoismcafee.com" Link to Original Source top
McAffee is doing a live broadcast tonight on ustream at 8:00PM EST
paysonwelch writes "GUATEMALA CITY, December 9, 2012 — John McAfee, famed antivirus software pioneer and human rights advocate, today announced that he will host a news conference to ask the world for its protection against the Government of Belize. On his official blog, whoismcafee.com, Mr. McAfee has exposed the widespread corruption that is currently taking over the small country. Because of this, Mr. McAfee feels that he will be in grave danger if he were to be returned toBelize.
paysonwelch writes "A judge in Guatemala has granted a stay of the deportation of John McAfee to Belize, where authorities want to question him about the killing of a neighbor, an attorney for the internet software pioneer said Friday.
Under the order, McAfee will remain in Guatemala until his immigration case is heard in court, which may be more than a month, Telesforo Guerra told CNN.
McAfee remains in an immigration detention center in Guatemala City but could be released as early as next week, the lawyer said." Link to Original Source top
McAffee starts releasing details on Belize corruption
paysonwelch writes "Two weeks before the last Belizean elections John was approached by Anthony Rayburn a leader in Carmelita village (the village where Mr. Mcafee had his residence) who for many years had worked for a local Politician by the name of Landy burns, Mr. Rayburn asked for a donation for Mr. Burns campaign in the amount of two million dollars, in return Mr Rayburn’s assurance on the future political favors would be more than the donations" Link to Original Source top
John McAfee to host a press conference in Guatemala city
paysonwelch writes "John McAffee has posted on his blog that he will be hosting a press conference in Guatemala city on the 6th. From his blog: On Thursday, 6th of December, I will host a press conference in Guatemala City at 2:00 P.M. I will be joined by my attorney and former Attorney General of Guatemala, Telésforo Guerra. I will read a prepared statement and then open up the floor for questions. The conference will end at 4:00 P.M. The venue will be announce on this blog tomorrow, December 5th." Link to Original Source top
McAffee Reportedly Safe - Impersonation Double Was Caught
paysonwelch writes "McAffee reported on his blog that he is safe. Apparently he is now travelling with two reports from Vice magazine. He is no longer in Belieze, and supposedly used a "double" carrying a fake passport to throw the authorities off his trail." Link to Original Source top
paysonwelch writes "Microsoft is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download. SQL Server 2012 has already been deployed for production use by hundreds of global, industry-leading customers, such as Volvo Car Corp., Revlon, the HSN, Klout and LG Chemical.
Customers can download the latest version of SQL Server 2012 here. Also, for a deep dive on all things SQL Server 2012, check out the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event. All content from the Virtual Launch Event will be available until June 30, 2012. The event features 30+ webcasts from SQL Server 2012 experts in addition to a number of other multimedia features from Microsoft partners." Link to Original Source top
paysonwelch writes "NEW YORK — At least 175 people have been arrested during clashes between police and Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide." Link to Original Source top
paysonwelch writes "At least 175 people have been arrested during clashes between police and Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide." Link to Original Source top
paysonwelch writes "Dear Slashdot, All I want for Christmas is.. Just joking. I am a developer and entrepreneur and I am considering developing a very graphically rich and custom interface for my latest application which does charting and analysis of large data sets. The application would feature lots of gauges, knobs and levers. As I was thinking about this I said to myself, why not hook up physical knobs and levers to my computer to control my application instead of designing them in 2D bitmaps? This could potentially save screen space and provide tactile feedback, and a new way of interacting digitally with one's application and data. So my question is whether or not anyone out there has advice for building a custom solution, perhaps starting with a mixing board, or if there are any pre-fab kits / controllers for achieving this?"