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  10.            <title>Samsung Ends Intel's 2-decade-plus Reign in Microchips</title>
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  12.            <description>Intel has lost its long-held title as the world's top computer chip maker&amp;#226;"at least by one important yardstick. From an Associated Press report: Intel's more than two decade reign as king of the silicon-based semiconductor ended Thursday when Samsung Electronics surpassed the U.S. manufacturer to become the leading maker of the computer chips that are a 21st century staple much as oil was in the past. Samsung reported record-high profit and sales in its earnings report for the April-June quarter, and while Intel's reported earnings beat forecasts, the U.S. company's entire revenue was smaller than sales from Samsung's chip division. Samsung said its semiconductor business recorded 8 trillion ($7.2 billion) in operating income on revenue of 17.6 trillion won ($15.8 billion) in the quarter. Intel said it earned $2.8 billion on sales of $14.8 billion.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  21.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  24.            <title>India is Betting On Compulsory Internships To Improve Its Unemployable Engineers</title>
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  26.            <description>India has come up with a solution to improve the quality of the engineers it churns out. From a report: Over 60 percent of the 800,000 engineering graduates that India produces annually remain unemployed, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the apex body for technical education in India, says. So, to make them more employable, engineering colleges across the country will now have to ensure that undergraduate students complete three internships lasting between four and eight weeks each during the course of their programme. Currently, less than one percent participate in summer internships. [...] Indians are obsessed with engineering, particularly since the IT boom. The mid-1990s saw a huge spike in the number of engineering graduates as demand increased in sectors ranging from IT to infrastructure.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  38.            <title>Hackers Vandalize Vegas Pool Party Club in 'All Out War'</title>
  39.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/28/1638244/hackers-vandalize-vegas-pool-party-club-in-all-out-war?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  40.            <description>From a CNET report: Next to DJ Tiesto's loud image on Wet Republic's website sits a photo of a bikini model with a beard and an eye patch, with a simple message: "It's all out war." Not exactly the type of message you'd expect from a spot that advertises itself as a dance club that doubles as a pool party, but when hackers are in town for Defcon, everything seems to be fair game. The hacker convention, which is in its 25th year in Las Vegas, typically has hotels on alert for its three days of Sin City talk, demos and mischief. Guests are encouraged not to pick up any flash drives lying around, and employees are trained to be wary of social engineering -- that is, bad guys pretending to be someone innocent and in need of just a little help. Small acts of vandalism pop up around town. At Caesars Palace, where Defcon is happening, the casino's UPS store told guests it was not accepting any print requests from USB drives or links, and only printing from email attachments. Hackers who saw this laughed, considering that emails are hardly immune from malware. But the message is clear: During these next few days, hackers are going to have their fun, whether it's through a compromised Wi-Fi network or an open-to-mischief website. Wet Republic's site had two images vandalized, both for the "Hot 100" party with DJ Shift. The digital graffiti popped up early Friday morning, less than 24 hours after Defcon kicked off.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  49.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  52.            <title>Top Established and Emerging Tech Companies Prefer To Hire Highly Educated Candidates, Not Dropouts</title>
  53.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/07/28/1442202/top-established-and-emerging-tech-companies-prefer-to-hire-highly-educated-candidates-not-dropouts?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  54.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report:It may seem like Silicon Valley is populated entirely with celebrity college dropouts, but in fact, they're the exception to the rule. Going to college pays off, and to land a job at one of the most coveted tech employers, you'll need to stay in school. Data analysis site Paysa looked at over 8,200 job posting and over 70,000 resumes at tech "titans" (companies worth at least $100 billion with an IPO more than 10 years ago) and "tech disruptors" (companies worth at least $10 billion with an IPO within the last 10 years) and found that employees at these companies are highly educated, not dropouts. A disproportionate number of employees at these sought-after companies actually have advanced degrees, and one company stood out as employing the highest percentage of workers with Ph.D.s -- Google. A whopping 16 percent of positions at Google require a doctorate degree. Less than 2 percent of Americans have earned a doctoral degree and an even smaller percentage have studied topics that are relevant to Google's work.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  63.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  66.            <title>An End To Phone Pranking</title>
  67.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/28/1418254/an-end-to-phone-pranking?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  68.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: A researcher at Carnegie Mellon University has developed an intelligent system that is helping the U.S. Coast Guard to distinguish and weed out prank mayday calls that cost it up to millions of dollars a year when it flies or motors out on pointless rescue missions, per Govtech.com. The program, created by Carnegie Mellon's Rita Singh, creates a barcode of a person's voice, deciphering whether the caller really is on a boat or actually in a house somewhere. It can unmask repeat pranksters since it can pick up telltale markers and match them up.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  80.            <title>Calibri Font Plays Its Role: Pakistan Now Sans Sharif as Prime Minister is Disqualified</title>
  81.            <link>https://politics.slashdot.org/story/17/07/28/1425221/calibri-font-plays-its-role-pakistan-now-sans-sharif-as-prime-minister-is-disqualified?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  82.            <description>Usama Jawad, writing for Neowin: A few weeks ago, we reported that Microsoft's Calibri font has been used as evidence against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in a corruption case. Today, Sharif has been disqualified from his position as a part of the court's final verdict of the case. The case concerns the "Panama Papers", which is a collection of 11.5 million documents detailing information related to over 200,000 offshore accounts. Ever since the Panama Papers were anonymously leaked back in 2015, there has been a major shift in the political situation in many countries. One such country is Pakistan, where the names of numerous members of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family were spotted in the papers. If you aren't aware of the Calibri controversy, it is as follows: Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz submitted photocopies of several documents in order to deny any corruption, but it appears that the documents contained Microsoft's Calibri font, even though they were dated February 6, 2006. It is important to note that the font wasn't commercially available until much later. Despite being created in 2004, the font did not reach the general public until January 30, 2007.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  91.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  94.            <title>Flush Times For Hackers in Booming Cyber Security Job Market</title>
  95.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/07/28/140251/flush-times-for-hackers-in-booming-cyber-security-job-market?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  96.            <description>The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security. From a report: The new reality is on display in Las Vegas this week at the annual Black Hat and Def Con security conferences, which now have a booming side business in recruiting. "Hosting big parties has enabled us to meet more talent in the community, helping fill key positions and also retain great people," said Jen Ellis, a vice president with cybersecurity firm Rapid7 Inc, which filled the hip Hakkasan nightclub on Wednesday at one of the week's most popular parties. Twenty or even 10 years ago, career options for technology tinkerers were mostly limited to security firms, handfuls of jobs inside mainstream companies, and in government agencies. But as tech has taken over the world, the opportunities in the security field have exploded.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  105.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:01:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  108.            <title>Intelligence Chairman Accuses Obama Aids of Hundreds of Unmasking Requests</title>
  109.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2350233/intelligence-chairman-accuses-obama-aids-of-hundreds-of-unmasking-requests?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  110.            <description>mi writes: When American spies capture our communications with foreigners, the identities of Americans on the other side of the conversation are generally protected -- if not by bona-fide laws, then certainly by rules and regulations. A transcript of the conversation should have their name replaced with labels like "U.S. person 1". The citizen involved can only be "unmasked" with a good reason. In 2011, Obama relaxed these rules, making it much simpler even for officials without any intelligence role to obtain the identities. Predictably, certain top officials of the Obama Administration abused their access to get this information: "The [House Intelligence] committee has learned that one official, whose position had no apparent intelligence related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration," [Intelligence Chairman Devin] Nunes wrote. "Of those requests, only one offered a justification that was not boilerplate."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  119.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  122.            <title>SpaceX Is Now One of the World's Most Valuable Privately Held Companies</title>
  123.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2357205/spacex-is-now-one-of-the-worlds-most-valuable-privately-held-companies?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  124.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX is now valued at $21.2 billion, knocking off WeWork as the fourth most valuable privately held tech company in America. This skyrocket in valuation comes after another round of funding that raised $351 million for the company. According to Equidate, a marketplace for trading private tech company stocks, SpaceX's price per share is now $135, up from $96.42 prior to the new funding round. The latest valuation makes SpaceX one of the top five most valuable private, venture-backed tech companies in the US, joining Uber ($69.8B), Airbnb ($31B), WeWork ($20.8B), and the less consumer-facing analytics company Palantir ($21.3B). (SpaceX previously held the sixth spot before Snap, Inc. went public in March.) All five companies are disruptive forces in their respective industries, and also top the world's most valuable startups alongside Didi Chuxing and Xiaomi, as first pointed out by The New York Times. Last year, SpaceX was valued at $14.6 billion.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  133.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  136.            <title>Solar-Eclipse Glasses On Amazon May Not Meet NASA's Safety Requirements</title>
  137.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2145219/solar-eclipse-glasses-on-amazon-may-not-meet-nasas-safety-requirements?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  138.            <description>For those planning to watch the solar eclipse on August 21st, you're going to want to make sure you have some specialized, ultra-dark glasses to see safely, especially if you're not in the "path of totality." If you're on the hunt for said glasses, please be on the lookout to make sure you buy glasses that meet NASA's safety standards. Quartz is reporting that there are many "fly-by-night manufacturers looking to turn a quick profit by selling subpar and potentially dangerous goods to unsuspecting Americans." From the report: The first stop for most seeking a pair of eclipse glasses is likely to be Amazon, where there are literally thousands of listings for the devices, ranging in materials from cardboard to bronze. I, too, went on Amazon to scout out a pair. I picked more or less at random: I chose a cheap pack of 10 cardboard glasses with five different designs, at least two of which were not garishly jingoistic. About a week after I bought them, I had a thought: Maybe I should double-check to make sure they met safety standards set by the scientific community. Next stop: NASA. NASA, of course, has a website dedicated to the 2017 eclipse, and on it, they have a section dedicated to eclipse-viewing safety. The site says that eclipse-viewing glasses must meet a few basic criteria: Have ISO 12312-2 certification (that is, having been certified as passing a particular set of tests set forth by the International Organization of Standardization); Have the manufacturer's name and address printed somewhere on the product; Not be older than three years, or have scratched or wrinkled lenses.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  147.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  150.            <title>Researchers Discover Critical Security Flaws Found In Nuke Plant Radiation Monitors</title>
  151.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/07/28/006215/researchers-discover-critical-security-flaws-found-in-nuke-plant-radiation-monitors?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  152.            <description>wiredmikey writes from a report via Security Week: Researchers have discovered multiple unpatched vulnerabilities in radiation monitoring devices that could be leveraged by attackers to reduce personnel safety, delay detection of radiation leaks, or help international smuggling of radioactive material. Ruben Santamarta, a security consultant at Seattle-based IOActive, at the Black Hat conference on Wednesday, saying that radiation monitors supplied by Ludlum, Mirion and Digi contain multiple vulnerabilities. There are many kinds of radiation monitors used in many different environments. IOActive concentrated its research on portal monitors, used at airports and seaports; and area monitors, used at Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). However, little effort was required for the portal monitors: "the initial analysis revealed a complete lack of security in these devices, so further testing wasn't necessary to identify significant vulnerabilities," Santamarta explained in his report (PDF). In the Ludlum Model 53 personnel portal, IOActive found a backdoor password, which could be used to bypass authentication and take control of the device, preventing the triggering of proper alarms.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  164.            <title>Heavier Rainfall Will Increase Water Pollution In the Future</title>
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  166.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report from National Geographic: If climate change continues to progress, increased precipitation could mean detrimental outcomes for water quality in the United States, a major new study warns. An intensifying water cycle can substantially overload waterways with excess nitrogen runoff -- which could near 20 percent by 2100 -- and increase the likelihood of events that severely impair water quality, according to a new study published by Science. When rainfall washes nitrogen and phosphorus from human activities like agriculture and fossil fuel combustion into rivers and lakes, those waterways are overloaded with nutrients, and a phenomenon called "eutrophication" occurs. This can be dangerous for both people and animals. Toxic algal blooms can develop, as well as harmful low-oxygen dead zones known as hypoxia, which can cause negative impacts on human health, aquatic ecosystems, and the economy. In the new study, researchers predict how climate change might increase eutrophication and threats to water resources by using projections from 21 different climate models, each of which was run for three climate scenarios and two different time periods (near future, 2031-2060, and far-future, 2071-2100).&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  175.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  178.            <title>YouTube Red and Google Play Music Will Merge To Create a New Service</title>
  179.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/216225/youtube-red-and-google-play-music-will-merge-to-create-a-new-service?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  180.            <description>YouTube's head of music, Lyor Cohen, confirmed that the company is planning on merging its Google Play Music service with YouTube Red to create a new streaming offering. "The important thing is combining YouTube Red and Google Play Music, and having one offering," Cohen said. The Verge reports: Right now, YouTube's music ecosystem is unnecessarily complicated. There's YouTube Red, which removes ads from videos and lets you save them offline, while also giving you access to Google Play Music for free. Then there's YouTube Music, which anyone can use, but it gets better if you're signed up for YouTube Red. And YouTube TV is also a thing -- an entirely separate thing -- but it's not available everywhere yet. The merger has been rumored within the industry for months, and recently picked up steam after Google combined the teams working on the two streaming services earlier this year. In a statement to The Verge, Google said it will notify users of any changes before they happen. "Music is very important to Google and we're evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users, music partners and artists. Nothing will change for users today and we'll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  181. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=YouTube+Red+and+Google+Play+Music+Will+Merge+To+Create+a+New+Service%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2vO0w9s"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  188. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/216225/youtube-red-and-google-play-music-will-merge-to-create-a-new-service?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10919499&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/1MD15iSQxnE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  189.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  192.            <title>US Indicts Suspected Russian 'Mastermind' of $4 Billion Bitcoin Laundering Scheme</title>
  193.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2027229/us-indicts-suspected-russian-mastermind-of-4-billion-bitcoin-laundering-scheme?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  194.            <description>schwit1 shares a report from Reuters: A U.S. jury indicted a Russian man on Wednesday as the operator of a digital currency exchange he allegedly used to launder more than $4 billion for people involved in crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking. Alexander Vinnik was arrested in a small beachside village in northern Greece on Tuesday, according to local authorities, following an investigation led by the U.S. Justice Department along with several other federal agencies and task forces. U.S. officials described Vinnik in a Justice Department statement as the operator of BTC-e, an exchange used to trade the digital currency bitcoin since 2011. They alleged Vinnik and his firm "received" more than $4 billion in bitcoin and did substantial business in the United States without following appropriate protocols to protect against money laundering and other crimes. U.S. authorities also linked him to the failure of Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that collapsed in 2014 after being hacked. Vinnik "obtained" funds from the hack of Mt. Gox and laundered them through BTC-e and Tradehill, another San Francisco-based exchange he owned, they said in the statement.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  202. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2027229/us-indicts-suspected-russian-mastermind-of-4-billion-bitcoin-laundering-scheme?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10919447&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/_yepIcsRRGM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  203.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  206.            <title>Subscription Journals Are Doomed Because of Sci-Hub's Big Cache of Pirated Papers, Suggests ...</title>
  207.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2040224/subscription-journals-are-doomed-because-of-sci-hubs-big-cache-of-pirated-papers-suggests-data-analyst?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  208.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Magazine: There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous -- and, according to a U.S. court, illegal -- online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously popular. But just how enormous is its repository? That is the question biodata scientist Daniel Himmelstein at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues recently set out to answer, after an assist from Sci-Hub. Their findings, published in a preprint on the PeerJ journal site on July 20, indicate that Sci-Hub can instantly provide access to more than two-thirds of all scholarly articles, an amount that Himmelstein says is "even higher" than he anticipated. For research papers protected by a paywall, the study found Sci-Hub's reach is greater still, with instant access to 85% of all papers published in subscription journals. For some major publishers, such as Elsevier, more than 97% of their catalog of journal articles is being stored on Sci-Hub's servers -- meaning they can be accessed there for free. In a chat with ScienceInsider, Himmelstein concludes that the results of his study could mark "the beginning of the end" for paywalled research.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  209. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Subscription+Journals+Are+Doomed+Because+of+Sci-Hub's+Big+Cache+of+Pirated+Papers%2C+Suggests+Data+Analyst%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2v298vJ"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  217.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  220.            <title>FreeBSD 11.1 Released</title>
  221.            <link>https://bsd.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2023251/freebsd-111-released?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  222.            <description>Billly Gates writes: Linux is not the only free open-source operating system. FreeBSD, which is based off of the historical BSD Unix in which TCP/IP was developed on from the University of California at Berkeley, has been updated. It does not include systemd nor PulseAudio and is popular in many web server installations and networking devices. FreeBSD 11.1 is out with improvements in UEFI and Amazon cloud support in addition to updated userland programs. EFI improvements including a new utility efivar(8) to manage UEFI variables, EFI boot from TFTP or NFS, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V UEFI and Secure Boot for generation 2 virtual machines for both Windows Server and Windows 10 Professional hosts. FreeBSD 11.1 also has extended support Amazon Cloud features. A new networking stack for Amazon has been added with the ena(4) driver, which adds support for Amazon EC2 platform. This also adds support for using Amazon EC2 NFS shares and support for the Amazon Elastic Filesystem for NFS. For application updates, FreeBSD 11.1 Clang, LLVM, LLD, LLDB, and libc++ to version 4.0.0. ZFS has been updated too with a new zfsbootcfg with minor performance improvements. Downloads are here which include Sparc, PowerPC, and even custom SD card images for Raspberry Pi, Beagle-bone and other devices.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  231.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  234.            <title>First Human Embryos Edited In US</title>
  235.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/207259/first-human-embryos-edited-in-us?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  236.            <description>randomErr shares a report from MIT Technology Review: The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, MIT Technology Review has learned. The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Until now, American scientists have watched as scientists elsewhere were first to explore the controversial practice. To date, three previous reports of editing human embryos were all published by scientists in China. Now Mitalipov is believed to have broken new ground both in the number of embryos experimented upon and by demonstrating that it is possible to safely and efficiently correct defective genes that cause inherited diseases. In altering the DNA code of human embryos, the objective of scientists is to show that they can eradicate or correct genes that cause inherited disease, like the blood condition beta-thalassemia. The process is termed "germline engineering" because any genetically modified child would then pass the changes on to subsequent generations via their own germ cells -- the egg and sperm. Reached by Skype, Mitalipov declined to comment on the results, which he said are pending publication. But other scientists confirmed the editing of embryos using CRISPR.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  245.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  248.            <title>German Court Rules Bosses Can't Use Keyboard-Tracking Software To Spy On Workers</title>
  249.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2018258/german-court-rules-bosses-cant-use-keyboard-tracking-software-to-spy-on-workers?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  250.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Local: The Federal Labour Court ruled on Thursday that evidence collected by a company through keystroke-tracking software could not be used to fire an employee, explaining that such surveillance violates workers' personal rights. The complainant had been working as a web developer at a media agency in North Rhine-Westphalia since 2011 when the company sent an email out in April 2015 explaining that employees' complete "internet traffic" and use of the company computer systems would be logged and permanently saved. Company policy forbade private use of the computers. The firm then installed keylogger software on company PCs to monitor keyboard strokes and regularly take screenshots. Less than a month later, the complainant was called in to speak with his boss about what the company had discovered through the spying software. Based on their findings, they accused him of working for another company while at work, and of developing a computer game for them. [...] So the programmer took his case to court, arguing that the evidence used against him had been collected illegally. The Federal Labour Court agreed with this argument, stating in the ruling that the keylogger software was an unlawful way to control employees. The judges added that using such software could be legitimate if there was a concrete suspicion beforehand of a criminal offense or serious breach of work duties.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  259.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  262.            <title>Where's All My CPU and Memory Gone? The Answer: $5B Worth Slack App</title>
  263.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/2048258/wheres-all-my-cpu-and-memory-gone-the-answer-5b-worth-slack-app?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  264.            <description>Slack, valued at $5 billion, has received buyout pitches from several companies including Amazon and Microsoft. But the team collaborations service, which has over 5 million active users, continues to offer one of the most resource intensive apps you could find on Mac and iOS. From an article: TLDR; If you care about battery life or availability of your finite CPU and memory on your computer, then you probably won't want to use Slack desktop with more than one or two accounts. Slack resource usage increases linearly as you add more accounts, and it quickly adds up. [...] I noticed that my machine has been sluggish and its battery life has become poor. Whilst investigating this, it turns out that Slack desktop fails badly when used with multiple accounts. This is because CPU and memory usage increases linearly as you add more accounts to your Slack desktop client. As a result, I believe the growing trend to use Slack to be part of multiple communities is seriously flawed until Slack resolve this problem. The author, Matthew O'Riordan, has shared screenshots of Activity Monitor which shows that Slack application on his Mac was consuming more than 1.5GB of memory, and as much as 70 percent of the energy. The company's iOS app instills several more issues.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  273.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:49:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  276.            <title>Why Your Call Center is Only Getting Noisier</title>
  277.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1957200/why-your-call-center-is-only-getting-noisier?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  278.            <description>From a report by research firm McKinsey &amp;amp; Company: Organizations have been investing in all manner of customer-facing technology solutions to replace live calls. Of all operational call-center technologies, digital solutions were ranked as one of the most important over the next five years by four out of five executives. Only agent desktop tools ranked higher. These technologies begin with websites, chat bots, and apps and extend to artificial-intelligence robots that simulate human conversations -- redefining the way organizations interact with customers -- as well as more tried-and-tested functionalities such as improved web, app, or self-service capabilities in interactive voice-response (IVR) systems. And yet, despite this plethora of technology solutions, we see that calls are not going away and instead are catching call-center executives off guard in their efforts to reduce volumes. It's not that a spike in call volumes is necessarily a bad thing. On the contrary, the proliferation of digital tools can awaken previously dormant customers, sparking new inquiries from an engaged customer base. But in many instances, we've also observed that the volumes of unwanted calls exceed what would be expected during a learning period, or remain constant or rise over time, defeating strategic goals and leaving managers bewildered and unable to tie tech investments to improved operational outcomes. Why are so many organizations struggling with reaping the full benefits from these investments? In our experience, the answer often lies in two core areas. First, as companies turn to technology to address call-center volumes, they allow customer experience to take a back seat to digital technology in their operations, creating dissonance in direct customer interaction, where the objective is harmony and efficiency. Second, by counting on technology to solve their call-center issues, executives lose focus on core operations and upset the balance between human interaction and automation in an era of evolved customer service.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  279. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Why+Your+Call+Center+is+Only+Getting+Noisier%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2vNn9ea"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  287.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  290.            <title>Twitter Added Zero New Users Last Quarter Despite Trump Tweets</title>
  291.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1921257/twitter-added-zero-new-users-last-quarter-despite-trump-tweets?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  292.            <description>Twitter did not add any new users in Q2, a disappointing follow-up to what had been a promising start to 2017. Twitter reported earnings Thursday morning, claiming 328 million total users -- the same number it reported after Q1. Analysts had been hoping the company would add around four million new users last quarter. From a report: Despite its appeal among celebrities and public figures, Twitter has struggled to sustain its closely watched user growth even as it invests in features and live content to help draw viewers and boost user engagement. It is in stiff competition for advertising dollars with other platforms like larger rival Facebook and Snap's messaging app Snapchat. The company also reported a wider quarterly net loss and lower revenue, and said it did not expect its total revenue growth to pick up in the second half of the year. [...] President Donald Trump, one of the most active politicians on Twitter, has tweeted multiple times a day on average since his inauguration in January, according to social media analytics company Zoomph.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  301.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  304.            <title>AMD Launches Ryzen 3 Series Low Cost Processors Starting At $109</title>
  305.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1833225/amd-launches-ryzen-3-series-low-cost-processors-starting-at-109?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  306.            <description>Reader MojoKid writes: AMD is launching a new series of Ryzen processors today, the affordably priced Ryzen 3. Ryzen 3 will complement the previously launched Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series of desktop processors, but will target entry-level price points. Ryzen 3 features the same die as its higher-end Ryzen 7 and 5 siblings, but has fewer active cores and symmetrical multi-threading (SMT) has been disabled. Ryzen 3 processors feature quad-core configurations, leverage the same socket and chip packaging and are also fully unlocked for easy overclocking. The Ryzen 3 1300X has a base clock of 3.5GHz, with a 3.6GHz all-core boost clock, a 3.7GHz two-core boost, and a max XFR boost clock of 3.9GHz. The Ryzen 3 1200's default clocks are decidedly lower. Its base and all-boost clocks are both only 3.1GHz, and its two-core boost tops out at 3.4GHz. XFR pushes its max single-core clock up to 3.45GHz. In the benchmarks, with multi-threaded workloads, the Ryzen 3's quad-core configuration generally gives it an edge over the dual-core / quad-thread Intel Core i3 and in some cases allows it to compete with more expensive Intel Core i5 chips. With single or lightly threaded workloads, however, Kaby Lake-based Core i3s are likely to pull ahead due to their increased IPC and typically higher clocks. Ryzen 3 1300X will retail for $129, while Ryzen 3 1200 will list for $109. Retail chips should be available today in the channel.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  315.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  318.            <title>'Apple's Refusal To Support Progressive Web Apps is a Detriment To Future of the Web'</title>
  319.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/185248/apples-refusal-to-support-progressive-web-apps-is-a-detriment-to-future-of-the-web?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  320.            <description>From a blog post: Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are one of the most exciting and innovative things happening in web development right now. PWAs enable you to use JavaScript to create a "Service Worker", which gives you all sorts of great features that you'd normally associate with native apps, like push notifications, offline support, and app loading screens -- but on the web! Awesome. Except for is one major problem -- While Google has embraced the technology and added support for it in Chrome for Android, Apple has abstained from adding support to mobile Safari. All they've done is say that it is "Under Consideration." Seemingly no discussion about it whatsoever.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  329.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:06:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  332.            <title>Samsung Said To Open Its Pay Service, Could Make It Available On Rival Companies' Smartphones</title>
  333.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1725200/samsung-said-to-open-its-pay-service-could-make-it-available-on-rival-companies-smartphones?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  334.            <description>Samsung Pay, the second most OEM-Pay mobile payments service (only second to Apple Pay), may be available on smartphones from other manufacturers, according to a report. From an article: Samsung is in talks with other device makers about bringing Samsung Pay to non-Samsung high-end devices, according to a report from Gadgets 360. Samsung is reportedly aiming to offer Samsung Pay support for these non-Samsung devices by mid-2018. As for how it'll happen, Samsung is said to be considering two options. Samsung Pay relies on MST chips in order to offer contactless payments with non-NFC terminals, and so Samsung is said to be talking with other smartphone makers about adding MST tech to their devices. Another option that Samsung is thinking about is an external accessory like the LoopPay Card Case. This would enable Samsung Pay on supported devices without requiring the phones' manufacturers to add MST tech into their phones. Magnetic Secure Transmission technology is patented to LoopPay, which Samsung acquired two years ago. The feature, which mimics a card swipe, enables Samsung Pay to work on any card swiping machine, an advantage it has over Android Pay and Apple Pay.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  343.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  346.            <title>Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle</title>
  347.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1546252/apple-discontinues-ipod-nano-and-ipod-shuffle?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  348.            <description>From a report: Apple today removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website and online store around the world, suggesting the iconic portable media players may be discontinued. Apple continues to sell the iPod touch. Beyond new colors and storage capacities, Apple had last updated the iPod nano in October 2012 and the iPod shuffle in September 2010. Apple last updated the iPod touch in July 2015 with an 8-megapixel rear camera. Apple introduced the iPod shuffle in January 2005, followed by the iPod nano in September 2005. In total, there were seven generations of the iPod nano, and four generations of the iPod shuffle. The company has confirmed that it has discontinued the devices.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  349. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Apple+Discontinues+iPod+Nano+and+iPod+Shuffle%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2vME00J"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  357.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  360.            <title>More Than One Billion People Use Facebook's WhatsApp Service Every Day</title>
  361.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1537215/more-than-one-billion-people-use-facebooks-whatsapp-service-every-day?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  362.            <description>Facebook has announced that more than one billion people use its instant messages and voice calling app WhatsApp every day. To put that in perspective, there are 7.5 billion people on this planet. And Facebook, whose marquee service itself is used by more than two billion people every month, says that 13.3 percent of the world's population is using Whatsapp every day.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  371.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  374.            <title>Not Made in America, Wal-Mart Looks Overseas For Online Vendors</title>
  375.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1523242/not-made-in-america-wal-mart-looks-overseas-for-online-vendors?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  376.            <description>Walmart.com, trailing Amazon.com in the number of goods for sale on its website, is recruiting vendors in China and other countries to boost its online offerings in a pivot away from Wal-Mart's Made-in-America campaign. From a report: While there is a financial incentive behind the move, Wal-Mart's decision comes out of necessity: not all the goods its customers want -- ranging from jeans to bicycles to beauty products -- are manufactured within the United States. That reality pits Wal-Mart against President Donald Trump's "Made in America" push. It also risks alienating some of Wal-Mart's existing U.S. vendors since it runs counter to the American-made pledge the retailer made in 2013 in a bid to win customers, and satisfy unions and other critics who said its drive for low cost goods was undermining American jobs. According to two sources with knowledge of the matter, Wal-Mart Stores in February began inviting sellers from China, the United Kingdom and Canada to list on the marketplace section of Walmart.com, where it earns a share of revenue from goods sold and delivered to customers by third-party vendors.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  384. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1523242/not-made-in-america-wal-mart-looks-overseas-for-online-vendors?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10918717&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/Frsw23iE31Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  385.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  388.            <title>Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates as World's Richest Person</title>
  389.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/1439208/jeff-bezos-surpasses-bill-gates-as-worlds-richest-person?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  390.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: A surge in Amazon shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer's earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world's richest person. Shares of the online retailer rose 1.3 percent to $1,065.92 at 10:10 a.m. in New York, giving Bezos a net worth of $90.9 billion, versus $90.7 billion for Gates. If that holds through the 4 p.m. close, Bezos, 53, will leapfrog Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates, 61, has held the top spot since May 2013.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  399.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  402.            <title>Facebook Employees Living in a Garage Hope Zuckerberg Will Learn What's Happening in His Own City</title>
  403.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/144238/facebook-employees-living-in-a-garage-hope-zuckerberg-will-learn-whats-happening-in-his-own-city?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  404.            <description>At the beginning of the year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set a goal to visit every state in the U.S. so he could learn more about the millions of people who use the social network every day. But two of his employees tell The Guardian that they wonder when the billionaire is going to get to know his own community. From a report: The employees, a married couple named Nicole and Victor, are both contract workers in the cafeteria at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters. And they wish they, and the problems closer to home, could also get a share of Zuckerberg's attention. "He should learn what's happening in this city," Nicole tells The Guardian. The couple says they can barely make ends meet. Together with their three children, Nicole and Victor share a two-car garage adjacent to Victor's parents' home. They borrow money from friends and family to stay afloat and occasionally resort to payday loans. Although they earn too much to qualify for state benefits, they don't earn enough to afford Facebook's health care plan.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  413.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  416.            <title>FCC Is Not Complying With Freedom of Information Act Requests, Alleges Lawsuit</title>
  417.            <link>https://politics.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/0851203/fcc-is-not-complying-with-freedom-of-information-act-requests-alleges-lawsuit?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  418.            <description>burtosis writes: The FCC is being sued for failure to turn over documents related to "correspondence, e-mails, telephone call logs, calendar entries, meeting agendas," between chairman Ajit or his staff and ISPs. Given the FCCs recent transparency issues, which appear to be directly ignoring the vast majority of feedback from Americans that are pro net neutrality, a nonprofit group called American Oversight is trying to force the real conversations the FCC is holding into public view. They are also asking for any communications with the media, Congress, and congressional staff. Two extensions for missed deadlines have been given, but the third extension was denied on July 24th. The FCC also ignored a FOiA request by Ars for the DDoS attack during the public comment period on net neutrality. With the current administration's attitude toward transparency and catering only to the largest corporate donors, will the American people have any meaningful influence in how the country is run anymore?&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  427.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  430.            <title>E-Cigarettes Linked To Helping People Quit Smoking, Says Study</title>
  431.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/0841242/e-cigarettes-linked-to-helping-people-quit-smoking-says-study?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  432.            <description>According to a new study, electronic cigarettes help people trying to quit smoking. The Verge reports: For the study, published today in the journal BMJ, researchers analyzed survey data from over 160,000 people spanning almost 15 years. They found that smokers who used e-cigs tried to quit smoking more often and succeeded (for at least three months) more often than smokers who didn't use e-cigs. Overall, more people quit in the latest year that data was available -- the 2014 -- 15 year -- than in the 2010 -- 11 year. Today's study didn't address whether e-cigs are luring people who would otherwise be nonsmokers. But it did find that e-cigs do have a role in helping people quit. The researchers looked at several population surveys that cover the years 2001 to 2015. These surveys provided smoking-cessation rates, and the most recent survey, from 2014 to 2015, had information about e-cigarette usage. The results show that 65 percent of e-cigarette users had tried to quit smoking, versus 40 percent of people who smoked but didn't use e-cigs. About 8 percent of e-cig users succeeded in quitting for at least three months, compared to about 5 percent of non-users. Overall, the number of people who quit smoking increased by 1.1 percentage points in 2015 from 2011. This might not seem that impressive, but it still represents about 350,000 people.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  440. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/27/0841242/e-cigarettes-linked-to-helping-people-quit-smoking-says-study?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10916561&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/k1wJ4UkgMbg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  441.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  444.            <title>The Inside Story of the Lily Drone's Collapse</title>
  445.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/2025248/the-inside-story-of-the-lily-drones-collapse?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  446.            <description>New submitter mirandakatz writes: Lily Robotics had everything: Two charismatic young founders; millions in funding; and a product that promised to change the world -- or, at the very least, transform photography. But over 60,000 customers are still waiting for their Lily Drones, and the company is now being sued by the San Francisco District Attorney's office for false advertising. As it turns out, Lily Robotics never actually had the right tools to create the product it was selling -- and it all came crashing down. At Backchannel, Jessica Pishko has the untold story of how such a promising company went so wrong. From the report: "The magic of the Lily Drone was in its concept: It was a product you could unpack and throw -- so easy, Antoine Balaresque, the cofounder and CEO of Lily Robotics, wrote in emails, that even an old person could do it. But translating that idea into a tangible product proved difficult, and the storytelling that made the Lily Drone so tantalizing to consumers ultimately factored into its downfall. In one of his presentations, Balaresque presented a PowerPoint slide with the sentence, 'Humans have a fundamental need to put themselves in the center of stories.' It appeared to be a quote he made up, but the idea that human nature needs stories is fundamental. Stories are how we make sense of our lives. But while a good story can get you funding and acclaim, ultimately it isn't enough."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  447. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=The+Inside+Story+of+the+Lily+Drone's+Collapse%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2tFd3dL"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  454. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/2025248/the-inside-story-of-the-lily-drones-collapse?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10914435&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/cxudF898Fw8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  455.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  458.            <title>Stem Cell Brain Implants Could 'Slow Aging and Extend Life,' Study Shows</title>
  459.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/2015258/stem-cell-brain-implants-could-slow-aging-and-extend-life-study-shows?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  460.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have slowed down the aging process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat age-related diseases and extend the human lifespan. Implants of stem cells that make fresh neurons in the brain were found to put the brakes on aging in older mice, keeping them more physically and mentally fit for months, and extending their lives by 10-15% compared to untreated animals. The work, described as a tour de force and a breakthrough by one leading expert, suggests that aging across the body is controlled by stem cells that are found in the hypothalamus region of the brain in youth, but which steadily die off until they are almost completely absent in middle age. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York hope to launch clinical trials of the procedure soon, but must first produce supplies of human neural stem cells in the lab which can be implanted into volunteers. The study has been published in the journal Nature.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  469.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  472.            <title>Scientists Propose To Raise the Standards For Statistical Significance In Research Studies</title>
  473.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1957233/scientists-propose-to-raise-the-standards-for-statistical-significance-in-research-studies?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  474.            <description>sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: A megateam of reproducibility-minded scientists is renewing a controversial proposal to raise the standard for statistical significance in research studies. They want researchers to dump the long-standing use of a probability value (p-value) of less than 0.05 as the gold standard for significant results, and replace it with the much stiffer p-value threshold of 0.005. Backers of the change, which has been floated before, say it could dramatically reduce the reporting of false-positive results -- studies that claim to find an effect when there is none -- and so make more studies reproducible. And they note that researchers in some fields, including genome analysis, have already made a similar switch with beneficial results.
  475. "If we're going to be in a world where the research community expects some strict cutoff ... it's better that that threshold be .005 than .05. That's an improvement over the status quo," says behavioral economist Daniel Benjamin of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, first author on the new paper, which was posted 22 July as a preprint article on PsyArXiv and is slated for an upcoming issue of Nature Human Behavior. "It seemed like this was something that was doable and easy, and had worked in other fields."
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  484. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1957233/scientists-propose-to-raise-the-standards-for-statistical-significance-in-research-studies?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10914393&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/HpbzvsoKaoo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  485.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  488.            <title>SEC Rules That ICO Tokens Are Securities</title>
  489.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1920209/sec-rules-that-ico-tokens-are-securities?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  490.            <description>schwit1 shares a report from Business Insider: On Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that "ICOs" (Initial Coin Offerings) can sometimes be considered securities -- and as such are subject to strict laws and regulations. For the uninitiated, ICOs are a fancy new way of fundraising enabled by digital currencies like Ethereum -- participants invest money and receive digital "tokens" in return. Thus far, it has been largely unregulated, with some ICO crowdfunding events raising hundreds of millions of dollars -- leading some observers to argue that it is a massive bubble. But the SEC's warning means that this free-for-all may not last forever.
  491. "Going forward, according to the SEC, companies that are issuing tokens as part of an ICO (if they are considered securities) need to register with the commission," reports Motherboard. "This will force companies to comply with regulations that ask them to reveal their financial position and the identities of their management. The SEC also concluded that online exchanges where tokens are bought and traded may have to register as security exchanges."
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  502.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  505.            <title>Feds Crack Trump Protesters' Phones To Charge Them With Felony Rioting</title>
  506.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1932225/feds-crack-trump-protesters-phones-to-charge-them-with-felony-rioting?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  507.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Daily Beast: Officials seized Trump protesters' cell phones, cracked their passwords, and are now attempting to use the contents to convict them of conspiracy to riot at the presidential inauguration. Prosecutors have indicted over 200 people on felony riot charges for protests in Washington, D.C. on January 20 that broke windows and damaged vehicles. Some defendants face up to 75 years in prison, despite little evidence against them. But a new court filing reveals that investigators have been able to crack into at least eight defendants' locked cell phones. Now prosecutors want to use the internet history, communications, and pictures they extracted from the phones as evidence against the defendants in court. [A] July 21 court document shows that investigators were successful in opening the locked phones. The July 21 filing moved to enter evidence from eight seized phones, six of which were "encrypted" and two of which were not encrypted. A Department of Justice representative confirmed that "encrypted" meant additional privacy settings beyond a lock screen. For the six encrypted phones, investigators were able to compile "a short data report which identifies the phone number associated with the cell phone and limited other information about the phone itself," the filing says. But investigators appear to have bypassed the lock on the two remaining phones to access the entirety of their contents.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  516.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  519.            <title>Apple Ordered To Pay $506 Million In Damages For Processor Patent Infringement</title>
  520.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1858233/apple-ordered-to-pay-506-million-in-damages-for-processor-patent-infringement?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  521.            <description>MojoKid writes from a report via Hot Hardware: Apple has been ordered to feed a recognized patent troll hundreds of millions of dollars for infringing on a patent that has to do with technology built into its A-series mobile processors. Initially Apple was on the hook for $234 million, owed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) after it won a patent dispute against the Cupertino tech giant. However, a judge this week more than doubled the fine by tacking on an additional $272 million. U.S District Judge William Conley in Madison ruled that Apple owed additional damages plus interest because it continued to infringe on the patent all the way up until it expired in 2016. WARF is reportedly a non-practicing entity that exists only currently by defending its patents in litigation. The lawsuit filed in 2014 involves U.S. Patent No. 5,871,752, which describes the use of a predictor circuit that can help processors run more efficiently. WARF claimed the technology was used in Apple's A7, A8, and A8X processors that power the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and various iterations of the iPad. Apple is not commenting on the matter, though it's being reported that Apple plans to fight and appeal the ruling.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  529. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1858233/apple-ordered-to-pay-506-million-in-damages-for-processor-patent-infringement?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10914265&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/Mx_2BGqPcUg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  530.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  533.            <title>Qualcomm Opens Its Mobile Chip Deep Learning Framework To All</title>
  534.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1852240/qualcomm-opens-its-mobile-chip-deep-learning-framework-to-all?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  535.            <description>randomErr shares a report from TechCrunch: Mobile chip maker Qualcomm wants to enable deep learning-based software development on all kinds of devices, which is why it created the Neural Processing Engine (NPE) for its Snapdragon-series mobile processors. The NPE software development kit is now available to all via the Qualcomm Developer Network, which marks the first public release of the SDK, and opens up a lot of potential for AI computing on a range of devices, including mobile phones, in-car platforms and more. The purpose of the framework is to make possible UX implementations like style transfers and filters (basically what Snapchat and Facebook do with their mobile app cameras) with more accurate applications on user photos, as well as other functions better handled by deep learning algorithms, like scene detection, facial recognition, object tracking and avoidance, as well as natural language processing. Basically anything you'd normally route to powerful cloud servers for advanced process, but done locally on device instead.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  536. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Qualcomm+Opens+Its+Mobile+Chip+Deep+Learning+Framework+To+All%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2h4j41K"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  544.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  547.            <title>Google Is Testing Autoplay Videos Directly In Search Results</title>
  548.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1832235/google-is-testing-autoplay-videos-directly-in-search-results?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  549.            <description>For a select group of individuals, Google has enabled autoplay videos in Search. "We are constantly experimenting with ways to improve the search experience for our users, but have no plans to announce [the feature] at this time," a Google spokesperson told Search Engine Land. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all have similar features that were introduced fairly recently. If you find automatic videos to be a nuisance, now is the time to let Google know how you feel about this "feature."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  550. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Google+Is+Testing+Autoplay+Videos+Directly+In+Search+Results%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2uyxPyM"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  558.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  561.            <title>Travelers' Electronics At US Airports To Get Enhanced Screening, TSA Says</title>
  562.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1840224/travelers-electronics-at-us-airports-to-get-enhanced-screening-tsa-says?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  563.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Aviation security officials will begin enhanced screening measures of passengers' electronics at US airports, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday. Travelers must remove electronics larger than a mobile phone from their carry-on bags and "place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for years. This simple step helps TSA officers obtain a clearer X-ray image," the TSA announced amid growing fears that electronic devices can pose as homemade bombs. The TSA was quick to point out that the revised security measures do not apply to passengers enrolled in the TSA Precheck program. "Whether you're flying to, from, or within the United States, TSA is committed to raising the baseline for aviation security by strengthening the overall security of our commercial aviation network to keep flying as a safe option for everyone," TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia said. "It is critical for TSA to constantly enhance and adjust security screening procedures to stay ahead of evolving threats and keep passengers safe. By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, TSA officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  572.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  575.            <title>The Quitting Economy</title>
  576.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1921213/the-quitting-economy?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  577.            <description>From an essay on Aeon magazing: [...] The CEO of Me, Inc is a job-quitter for a good reason -- the business world has come to realize that market value is the best measure of value. As a consequence, a career means a string of jobs at different companies. So workers respond in kind, thinking about how to shape their career in a world where you can expect so little from employers. In a society where market rules rule, the only way for an employee to know her value is to look for another job and, if she finds one, usually to quit. If you are a white-collar worker, it is simply rational to view yourself first and foremost as a job quitter -- someone who takes a job for a certain amount of time when the best outcome is that you quit for another job (and the worst is that you get laid off). So how does work change when everyone is trying to become a quitter? First of all, in the society of perpetual job searches, different criteria make a job good or not. Good jobs used to be ones with a good salary, benefits, location, hours, boss, co-workers, and a clear path towards promotion. Now, a good job is one that prepares you for your next job, almost always with another company. Your job might be a space to learn skills that you can use in the future. Or, it might be a job with a company that has a good-enough reputation that other companies are keen to hire away its employees. On the other hand, it isn't as good a job if everything you learn there is too specific to that company, if you aren't learning easily transferrable skills. It isn't a good job if it enmeshes you in local regulatory schemes and keeps you tied to a particular location. And it isn't a good job if you have to work such long hours that you never have time to look for the next job. In short, a job becomes a good job if it will lead to another job, likely with another company or organisation. You start choosing a job for how good it will be for you to quit it.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  586.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  589.            <title>Tech Leaders Speak Out Against Trump Ban on Transgender Troops</title>
  590.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1956206/tech-leaders-speak-out-against-trump-ban-on-transgender-troops?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  591.            <description>Technology executives, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to social media to voice their displeasure over President Donald Trump's latest stance on transgendered people in the military. "I am grateful to the transgender members of the military for their service," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said. Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds everyone back." Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer said, "We honor and respect all who serve, including the transgender members of our military." Salesforce said it "believes in equality for all. We support and thank all U.S. service members, including transgender Americans." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "Everyone should be able to serve their country -- no matter who they are." Veteran entrepreneur Max Levchin urged support for transgender people across party lines. "Trans kids, soldiers etc need our support today and to know they are valued &amp;amp; respected regardless of politics. Let us not be divided." Uber told news outlet Axios, "We owe the deepest debt of gratitude to all those who volunteer to serve in the US Armed Forces and defend our values. These patriotic Americans deserve to be honored and respected, not turned away because of who they are." Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, "Discrimination in any form is wrong for all of us."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  603.            <title>One Man's Two-Year Quest Not to Finish Final Fantasy VII</title>
  604.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/199246/one-mans-two-year-quest-not-to-finish-final-fantasy-vii?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  605.            <description>Simon Parkin, writing for The New Yorker: In 2012, David Curry, a thirty-four-year-old cashier from Southern California, came across a post on an online forum by someone who went by the handle Dick Tree. It contained a herculean proposal: Tree planned to play the 1997 video game Final Fantasy VII for as many hours as it took to raise the characters to their maximum potential, without ever leaving the opening scene, which unfolds in a nuclear reactor. Final Fantasy VII is a role-playing game, a form popularized in the nineteen-seventies by Dungeons &amp;amp; Dragons, in which players' feats -- beasts felled, maidens wooed -- are quantified with "experience points." Accrue enough of these points, and your character ascends a level, at which point it confronts stronger opponents worth more points. Curry estimated that, even playing for a few hours every day, Tree's attempt to raise a character to Level 99 by fighting only the game's weakest enemies would take more than a year to complete. Nevertheless, Tree attracted a following of forum users, including Curry, who cheered the project on and watched it unfold in sporadic posts. Over time, Curry told me recently, Tree's updates became more infrequent. After two years, Tree stopped altogether. "I got fed up with Dick Tree," he said. "So I declared that I would do it myself." Curry had first played Final Fantasy VII several years after its debut, but had set the game down after a few hours, underwhelmed. Although he had participated in a few Web endurance projects -- he once provided commentary on twenty-three seasons' worth of "The Simpsons" -- he had never undertaken a video-game marathon before. "I don't consider myself anything more than a casual gamer," Curry said. But then, on January 18, 2015, he switched on his PlayStation and loaded the game disk. "After that first session, I felt confident that I could complete the challenge," he told me. "I was also confident that I would teach Dick Tree a lesson about finishing what you start."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  614.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  617.            <title>Microsoft Launches Windows Bug Bounty Program With Rewards Ranging From $500 To $250,000</title>
  618.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1839258/microsoft-launches-windows-bug-bounty-program-with-rewards-ranging-from-500-to-250000?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  619.            <description>Microsoft on Wednesday announced the Windows Bounty Program. Rewards start at a minimum of $500 and can go up to as high as $250,000. From a report: To be clear, Microsoft already offers many bug bounty programs. This is also not the first to target Windows features -- the company has launched many Windows-specific bounties for those starting in 2012. The Windows Bounty Program, however, encompasses Windows 10 and even the Windows Insider Preview, the company's program for testing Windows 10 preview builds. Furthermore, it also has specific focus areas: Hyper-V, Mitigation bypass, Windows Defender Application Guard, and Microsoft Edge.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  628.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  631.            <title>Some Low-Cost Android Phones Come at a Price -- Your Privacy</title>
  632.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/187258/some-low-cost-android-phones-come-at-a-price----your-privacy?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  633.            <description>Cheap phones are coming at the price of your privacy, security analysts discovered. From a report: At $60, the BLU R1 HD is the top-selling phone on Amazon. Last November, researchers caught it secretly sending private data to China. Shanghai Adups Technology, the group behind the spying software on the BLU R1 HD, called it a mistake. But analysts at Kryptowire found the software provider is still making the same "mistake" on other phones. At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, researchers from Kryptowire, a security firm, revealed that Adups' software is still sending a device's data to the company's server in Shanghai without alerting people. But now, it's being more secretive about it. "They replaced them with nicer versions," Ryan Johnson, a research engineer and co-founder at Kryptowire, said. "I have captured the network traffic of them using the Command and Control channel when they did it." An Adups spokeswoman said that it had resolved the issues in 2016 and that the issues "are not existing anymore." Kryptowire said it has observed the company sending data without telling users on at least three different phones.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  642.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:08:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  645.            <title>Apple-Supplier Foxconn To Announce New Factory in Wisconsin in Much-needed Win For Trump and ...</title>
  646.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1719213/apple-supplier-foxconn-to-announce-new-factory-in-wisconsin-in-much-needed-win-for-trump-and-scott-walker?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  647.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a Washington Post report: Foxconn, one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers, will unveil plans Wednesday evening to build a new factory in southeastern Wisconsin (alternative source), delivering a much-needed win for President Trump and Gov. Scott Walker, according to four officials with knowledge of the announcement. The facility will make flat-screen displays and will be located in Southeast Wisconsin within House Speaker Paul Ryan's congressional district. It is not clear how many jobs would be created. Shortly after Trump was elected, Foxconn's chairman Terry Gou said his company would invest at least $7 billion in the United States and create between 30,000 and 50,000 jobs. If it follows through with that commitment, Foxconn would become a major employer on par with Chrysler. In April, Gou spent more than two hours at the White House.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  656.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  659.            <title>New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles To Be Banned From 2040 In UK</title>
  660.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1640253/new-diesel-and-petrol-vehicles-to-be-banned-from-2040-in-uk?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  661.            <description>New submitter puenktli writes: The UK is joining the list of the countries which are making a commitment towards diesel and petrol free vehicles. Other countries might be more progressive with such a ban (e.g. the Netherlands: by 2025), but at least it's a step in the right direction. However, if new bans are put forward at such a high rate as now, in 2040, the UK might be the only western country where petrol-fuelled cars are still on the road. Tesla at least will be happy about this ban, especially now with their Model 3. But these bans will inspire other car makers as well to invest more in EV. Maybe not such a bad idea after all: oil will run out one day, but the sun will always shine.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  670.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:41:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  673.            <title>Kaspersky Launches Its Free Antivirus Software Worldwide</title>
  674.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1525204/kaspersky-launches-its-free-antivirus-software-worldwide?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  675.            <description>Kaspersky has finally launched its free antivirus software after a year-and-a-half of testing it in select regions. From a report: While the software was only available in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China and in Nordic countries during its trial run, Kaspersky is releasing it worldwide. The free antivirus doesn't have VPN, Parental Controls and Online Payment Protection its paid counterpart offers, but it has all the essential features you need to protect your PC. It can scan files and emails, protect your PC while you use the web and quarantine malware that infects your system. The company says the software isn't riddled with advertisements like other free antivirus offerings. Instead of trying to make ad money off your patronage, Kaspersky will use the data you contribute to improve machine learning across its products. The free antivirus will be available in the US, Canada and most Asia-Pacific countries over the next couple of days, if it isn't yet. After this initial release, the company will roll it out in other regions from September to November.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  684.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  687.            <title>How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple's New Headquarters</title>
  688.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/156204/how-jony-ive-masterminded-apples-new-headquarters?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  689.            <description>Reader cdreimer writes: As reported by The Wall Street Journal (paywalled, summary by Apple Insider), Jony Ive explains how he brought forth Steve Jobs' final design, Apple Park, Apple's newest campus headquarters, to life: "On a sunny day in May, Jonathan Ive -- Jony to anyone who knows him -- first encounters a completed section of Apple Park, the giant campus in Cupertino, California, that has turned into one of his longest projects as Apple's chief designer. A section of workspace in the circular, Norman Foster -- designed building is finally move-in-ready: sliding-glass doors on the soundproof offices, a giant European white oak collaboration table, adjustable-height desks, and floors with aluminum-covered hinged panels, hiding cables and wires, and brushed-steel grating for air diffusion. Ive's characteristically understated reaction -- "It's nice, though, isn't it?" -- masks the anxiety he feels each time a product he's designed is about to be introduced to the world. "There's the same rather strange process you go through when you finish a product and you prepare to release it -- it's the same set of feelings," says Ive, who turned 50 in February. "That feels, I don't know, encouragingly healthy, because I would be concerned if we lost that sense of anxiety. I think that would suggest that we were not as self-critical, not as curious, not as inquisitive as we have to be to be able to be effective and do good work." Apple Park is unlike any other product Ive has worked on. There will be only one campus -- in contrast to the ubiquity of Apple's phones and computers -- and it doesn't fit in a pocket or a hand. Yet Ive applied the same design process he brings to technological devices: prototyping to minimize any issues with the end result and to narrow what he calls the delta between the vision and the reality of a project. Apple Park is also the last major project Ive worked on with Steve Jobs, making it more personal for the man Jobs once called his "spiritual partner.""&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  698.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  701.            <title>Having a Woman On Your Team Ruins Your Chances For VC Funding</title>
  702.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/07/26/1442235/having-a-woman-on-your-team-ruins-your-chances-for-vc-funding?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  703.            <description>Laura June, writing for The Outline: It's a well-known, well-documented fact that women entrepreneurs face an uphill battle in the fight to get funding for their businesses. But a new study suggests that it can actually be almost impossible. According to the study, published Tuesday in the journal Venture Capital, having even one woman on a company's team makes them far less likely to get funding than an entirely male one. In fact, an all male team is about four times more likely to get funding than teams with any women on them. The study was done by researchers at Babson College and Wellesley, and looked at data on 6,793 companies funded between 2011 and 2013. This is the first large-scale study in a decade to focus on women's efforts to get funding, and it's not encouraging. The authors write, "We did not determine any significant performance differences between companies with women CEOs from companies with men CEOs, so it is quite surprising that women are still, practically speaking, shut out of the market for venture capital funding, both as CEOs and participants of executive teams."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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