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Firefox might shoot shoddy SHA-1 in July

El Reg - Thu, 22/10/2015 - 2:57am
Cracking research shakes up browser baron.

Every time someone asks "how bad is the SHA-1 cipher?" the answer is "easier to crack than you thought", so Mozilla's considering killing it off six months ahead of schedule, on 1 July 2016.…

'Malicious time source' can poison Network Time Protocol

El Reg - Thu, 22/10/2015 - 2:02am
Think of this as an evil TARDIS dropping servers into a time rift

Get busy, sysadmins, there's a bunch of network time protocol (NTP) bugs to squash.…

Should Japan Restart More Nuclear Power Plants?

Slashdot - Thu, 22/10/2015 - 2:02am
Lasrick writes: Seth Baum, executive director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, writes in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that Japan should restart more of its nuclear reactors (the Sendai nuclear plant was restarted in August). The reason is simple, writes Baum: "Japan is now building 45 new coal power plants, but if it turned its nuclear power plants back on... it could cut coal consumption in half. And coal poses more health and climate change dangers than nuclear power."

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CISA blowup: 'Web giants sharing private info isn't about security – it's state surveillance'

El Reg - Thu, 22/10/2015 - 1:08am
Senators clash over bill inviting companies to reveal all to Feds

There were sharp words on the floor of the US Senate on Wednesday as lawmakers debated the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and its amendments.…

US nuke boffinry to be powered by Facebook-inspired Linux servers

El Reg - Thu, 22/10/2015 - 12:43am
Open Compute Project designs picked for day-to-day simulations of warheads

Linux clusters built from Facebook's blueprints will help crunch numbers for the US government's hydrogen bomb scientists.…

Nurses Use Makerspace To Invent Custom Health Care Solutions

Slashdot - Thu, 22/10/2015 - 12:20am
New submitter wd5gnr writes: University of Texas Medical Branch and an MIT initiative have joined forces to create the first maker space in a hospital. Often nurses see things that would make their jobs easier or a patient's care better and now they can create custom solutions to those problems. They aim to spread this to other hospitals and form a community of medical makers.

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Nurses Use Makerspace To Invent Custom Health Care Solutions

Slashdot - Thu, 22/10/2015 - 12:20am
New submitter wd5gnr writes: University of Texas Medical Branch and an MIT initiative have joined forces to create the first maker space in a hospital. Often nurses see things that would make their jobs easier or a patient's care better and now they can create custom solutions to those problems. They aim to spread this to other hospitals and form a community of medical makers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Wait a minute, Doc! Are you telling me that you built a self-driving car ... out of a DeLorean!?

El Reg - Wed, 21/10/2015 - 11:54pm
Great Scott, MARTY!

Vid  Stanford University researchers have built an electric-powered self-driving DeLorean just in time for Back to the Future II day.…

Wine-Staging 1.7.53 Has Experimental Fix For Steam, Other Additions

Phoronix - Wed, 21/10/2015 - 11:28pm
Following last week's release of Wine 1.7.53 as the newest bi-weekly development release, Wine-Staging 1.7.53 is available for the more ambitious users needing to run their Windows programs on Linux...

Dell looks to become 'enterprise solutions powerhouse' with raft of products and services

L'Inq - Wed, 21/10/2015 - 7:39pm

Outlines a number of changes to help businesses make their IT strategies "future ready"