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Teradata blots copy book with first loss in years

El Reg - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 2:30pm
Goodwill impairment clobbers profits as customers delay purchases

Teradata lost $265m in its second quarter 2015 as a $340m goodwill impairment charge hammered profits, along with continued deferrals of large transactions and longer sales cycles.…

Amid Agony, Scientists Discover World's First Venomous Frog

Slashdot - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 2:22pm
sciencehabit writes: Some discoveries come with a price, and Brazilian biologist Carlos Jared's discovery of the world's first known venomous frog came with agony. When Carlos picked up a Brazilian hylid frog—a small, lumpy, green amphibian—while doing fieldwork, the frog raked him with spines hidden within its upper lip across the hand. He dropped the frog, and excruciating pain shot up his arm for the next 5 hours. It was known that some frogs secrete poison onto their skin but this species has tiny spines on their heads and upper lips that enable them to inject lethal venom directly into the bloodstream. C. greening's venom is twice as potent as that of the deadly pit viper, the researchers report.

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Ubuntu's Deb-Based Software Center Fails As An App Store

Phoronix - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 2:06pm
Aside from the Ubuntu Software Center on the desktop frustrating some users over being slow and outdated compared to other "software stores", some app developers are also unhappy with Canonical's handling of the USC for paid apps...

Is Microsoft veteran Edward Hyde heading off to Commvault?

El Reg - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 2:04pm
Cloud solutions bigwig seeking UK pastures new, say sources

Microsoft veteran Edward Hyde is to leave the organisation after 20 years spent in the big slammer at the company, The Channel can reveal.…

LibreSSL 2.2.2 Released

Slashdot - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 1:59pm
An anonymous reader writes: LibreSSL 2.2.2 has been released. According to the release notes: "This release marks the end of the OpenBSD 5.8 development cycle, featuring expanded portable build support, code improvements, removal of obsolete workarounds....The LibreSSL project continues improvement of the codebase to reflect modern, safe programming practices. We welcome feedback and improvements from the broader community. Thanks to all of the contributors who helped make this release possible." This is the first LibreSSL release that has completely removed SSLv3 support.

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Microsoft plays down playing fast and loose with Windows 10 privacy

L'Inq - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 1:48pm

Trusssssst in meeeeeee ... Trussssssssst in meeeeeee ...

Tesla Model S Has Been Hacked

Slashdot - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 1:39pm
cartechboy writes: First, it was Chrysler last month with its Uconnect system being hacked while being driven down the road. Now, it's Tesla's turn. That's right, the Silicon Valley automaker's very own Model S electric car has been hacked by two white-hat hackers. The duo were able to manipulate the speedometer, lock and unlock the car, and at speeds of less than 5 mph they were able to make all the electronics go blank and shut down the car while engaging the emergency parking brake dragging the car to a stop. Tesla's already issues a software update that owners can download to path the security flaw. Welcome to the new world where cars can be hacked thanks to all their electronics.

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Sane people, I BEG you: Stop the software defined moronocalypse

El Reg - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 1:28pm
Don't drink and derive, kids

Sysadmin blog  A raft of potential vulnerabilities was found in whitebox Software Defined Networking (SDN) equipment. This is the beginning of the saga, not the end. The issues with the Internet of Things promise to be far, far worse.…

A Look At Daala's Git Repository, The Lead Developers & Code Count

Phoronix - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 1:23pm
While the Daala video coding format backed primarily by Xiph.Org and Mozilla isn't ready for mainstream use yet, looking at its Git repository does at least reveal some environmental data to discuss...

Apple v Android debate: And the winner is ...

L'Inq - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 1:13pm

The results are in following record-breaking debate

Finally a good idea: Take cookie warnings and crumble them

L'Inq - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 1:00pm

Wasted space could be used for insulting and warning people

HP snuggles up to OpenStack in cloud embrace

El Reg - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 12:41pm
HP's Helion needs to drive the code it creates

It's hard to understand OpenStack's role in the data centres of the future without understanding HP's approach. HP's cloud strategy is named "Helion" and it includes public, private and hybrid elements. HP bought and has incorporated Eucalyptus into Helion, but the core of its cloud bets are on OpenStack.…

Radeon Gallium3D HUD Improvements Land In Git

Phoronix - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 12:39pm
For users of Gallium3D's Heads-Up Display, a number of improvements have landed in Mesa Git, particularly if you're a RadeonSI driver user...

Update Firefox NOW to foil FILE-STEALING vulnerability exploit, warns Mozilla

El Reg - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 12:29pm
Ursi contra vulpes

Firefox users have been urged to update to browser version 39.0.3, following the discovery of a vuln that allows an attacker to read and steal sensitive local files on the victim's computer via the browser's PDF reader.…

EFF Releases Privacy Badger To Try To Stop Online Tracking

Phoronix - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 12:06pm
The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced this week the release of the GPLv3-licensed Privacy Badger 1.0...
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