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Amazon to dig DEEPER into YOUR shopping habit BRAIN with targeted ads system

El Reg - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 4:20pm
Retail giant hopes to rival Google, says report

Amazon is reportedly expanding its own in-house ads system in a move for the online retail giant to compete with Google.…

It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 4:20pm
theodp writes Over at Khan Academy, Salman Khan explains Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart. "Recently," writes Khan, "I put into practice research I had been reading about for the past few years: I decided to praise my son not when he succeeded at things he was already good at, but when he persevered with things that he found difficult. I stressed to him that by struggling, your brain grows. Between the deep body of research on the field of learning mindsets and this personal experience with my son, I am more convinced than ever that mindsets toward learning could matter more than anything else we teach." According to Dr. Carol Dweck, who Khan cites, the secret to raising smart kids is not telling kids that they are. A focus on effort — not on intelligence or ability — says Dweck, is key to success in school and in life.

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Not really very live at all from London - It's the Vulture News videocast

El Reg - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 3:25pm
Welcome to the debut of digital avatar anchorbeing Regina Eggbert

Vid  Youtube Video

BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 3:21pm
An anonymous reader writes with this report from Torrentfreak, excerpting: In just a few hours time the brand new season of Doctor Who will premiere, kicking off with the first episode 'Deep Breath'. There's been a huge build up in the media, but for fans who prefer to socialize and obtain news via a dedicated community, today brings bad news. Doctor Who Media (DWM) was a site created in 2010 and during the ensuing four and a half years it amassed around 25,000 dedicated members. A source close to the site told TF that since nothing like it existed officially, DWM's core focus was to provide a central location and community for everything in the 'Whoniverse,' from reconstructions of missing episodes to the latest episodes, and whatever lay between. But yesterday, following a visit by representatives from the BBC and Federation Against Copyright Theft, the site's operator took the decision to shut down the site for good.

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Julia Language v0.3 Improves Technical Computing

Phoronix - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 2:55pm
Version 0.3 of the Julia programming language has been released...

Google Announces a New Processor For Project Ara

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 2:24pm
rtoz writes Google has just announced a new processor for Project Ara. The mobile Rockchip SoC will function as an applications processor, without requiring a bridge chip. A prototype of the phone with the Rockchip CPU, will be available early next year. Via Google+ post, Project Ara team Head Paul Eremenko says "We view this Rockchip processor as a trailblazer for our vision of a modular architecture where the processor is a node on a network with a single, universal interface -- free from also serving as the network hub for all of the mobile device's peripherals." (Project Ara is Google's effort to create an extensible, modular cellphone; last month we mentioned a custom version of Linux being developed for the project, too.)

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Radeon Graphics Yield Mixed Results With Linux 3.17 Kernel

Phoronix - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 1:30pm
Earlier this week I ran the article about open-source Radeon graphics having some improvements with Linux 3.17 but after further testing of a range of AMD GPUs spanning multiple generations, for not all hardware are AMD graphics cards faster with this experimental kernel. In this article are benchmarks of the Linux 3.17 kernel with Mesa 10.3-devel showing the winners and losers from the Radeon HD 5000 series through the latest Radeon Rx 200 series graphics cards.

2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 1:30pm
As reported by the BBC, two satellites meant to form part of the EU's Galileo global positioning network have been launched into a wrong, lower orbit, and it is unclear whether they can be salvaged. NASASpaceFlight.com has a more detailed account of the launch, which says [D]espite the Arianespace webcast noting no issue with the launch, it was later admitted the satellites were lofted into the wrong orbit. “Following the announcement made by Arianespace on the anomalies of the orbit injection of the Galileo satellites, the teams of industries and agencies involved in the early operations of the satellites are investigating the potential implications on the mission,” noted a short statement, many hours after the event. It is unlikely the satellites can be eased into their correct orbit, even with a large extension to their transit time. However, ESA are not classing the satellites as lost at this time. “Both satellites have been acquired and are safely controlled and operated from ESOC, ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany,” the Agency added. Over the course of the next "year or so," an additional 24 satellites are slated to complete the Galileo constellation, to be launched by a mixed slate of Ariane and Soyuz rockets.

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SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk

El Reg - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 1:20pm
No injuries or near injuries. Flight stayed in designated area

Elon Musk's SpaceX team watched a prototype rocket spectacularly burst into flames over the company's test flight area in Texas on Friday.…

Intel Bay Trail Performance With Linux 3.16/3.17 & Mesa 10.3

Phoronix - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:41pm
As it's been some months since last running any Bay Trail Linux performance tests at Phoronix, here's some new OpenGL performance tests I did this week using the wonderful Intel Bay Trail NUC...

Wall Street's internet darlings require an endless supply of idiots

El Reg - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:33pm
Sharing Economy? Mug Economy, more like

Dinner Party Punchup  The following stories have one thing in common. Can you guess what it is around the dinner table this evening with your friends?…

Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

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Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

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Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

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Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

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Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

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Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

Slashdot - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 12:28pm
SpaceMika (867804) writes "A SpaceX test flight at the McGregor test facility ended explosively on Friday afternoon. A test flight of a three-engine Falcon 9 Dev1 reusable rocket ended in a rapid unscheduled disassembly after an unspecified anomaly triggered the Flight Termination System, destroying the rocket. No injuries were reported." Update: 08/23 13:33 GMT by T : Space.com has video.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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