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After Silk Road 2.0 Bust, Eyes Turn To 'Untouchable' Decentralized Market

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:12pm
apexcp sends this article from The Daily Dot: Following a wave of Dark Net arrests that brought down the famous anonymous drug market Silk Road 2.0, all eyes have turned to a marketplace called OpenBazaar that is designed to be impossible to shut down. Described as the "next generation of uncensored trade" and a "safe untouchable marketplace," OpenBazaar is fundamentally different from all the online black markets that have come before it, because it is completely decentralized. If authorities acted against OpenBazaar users, they could arrest individuals, but the network would survive. "If you're thinking about OpenBazaar as Silk Road 3.0, you're thinking about it much too narrowly," said OpenBazaar operations lead Sam Patterson in an interview last night. "I actually think it's much more powerful as eCommerce 2.0."

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After Silk Road 2.0 Bust, Eyes Turn To 'Untouchable' Decentralized Market

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:12pm
apexcp sends this article from The Daily Dot: Following a wave of Dark Net arrests that brought down the famous anonymous drug market Silk Road 2.0, all eyes have turned to a marketplace called OpenBazaar that is designed to be impossible to shut down. Described as the "next generation of uncensored trade" and a "safe untouchable marketplace," OpenBazaar is fundamentally different from all the online black markets that have come before it, because it is completely decentralized. If authorities acted against OpenBazaar users, they could arrest individuals, but the network would survive. "If you're thinking about OpenBazaar as Silk Road 3.0, you're thinking about it much too narrowly," said OpenBazaar operations lead Sam Patterson in an interview last night. "I actually think it's much more powerful as eCommerce 2.0."

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FCC chairman Wheeler's 'hybrid' proposal is questionable

L'Inq - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:06pm

Skullduggery is afoot in Washington, DC


German telco watchdog bitten by hound with bigger teeth

El Reg - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:01pm
Euro Commission gets angry over call termination fees

Germany’s telecoms regulator is in the firing line after it ignored requests from the European Commission to lower fixed termination rates.…

Microsoft now officially runs Minecraft

L'Inq - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:58pm

Another notch on its bed post


Belkin flings out patch after Metasploit module turns guests to admins

El Reg - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:36pm
Open guest networks turned on by default

Belkin has patched a vulnerability in a dual band router that allowed attackers on guest networks to gain root access using an automated tool.…

Robot Makes People Feel Like a Ghost Is Nearby

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:30pm
sciencehabit writes: In 2006, cognitive neuroscientist Olaf Blanke of the University of Geneva in Switzerland was testing a patient's brain functions before her epilepsy surgery when he noticed something strange. Every time he electrically stimulated the region of her brain responsible for integrating different sensory signals from the body, the patient would look behind her back as if a person was there, even when she knew full well that no one was actually present. Now, with the help of robots, Blanke and colleagues have not only found a neurological explanation for this illusion, but also tricked healthy people into sensing "ghosts," they report online in Current Biology (abstract). The study could help explain why schizophrenia patients sometimes hallucinate that aliens control their movements.

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The Latest Wayland Work: Making Libweston

Phoronix - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:21pm
One of the latest patch-sets proposed in the Wayland world is forming libweston, which would allow more of the Weston reference compositor code to be used by other Wayland compositors...

The digital skills gap: What it means and why it matters to your business

Thinq - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:21pm

The media has done a great job of publicising the digital skills gap, but little effort has been put into defining exactly what "digital skills" are. We spoke to an expert to help define the term.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/11/07/the-digital-skills-gap-what-it-means-and-why-it-matters-to-your-business/

Microsoft's November Patch Tuesday is a whopper

L'Inq - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:20pm

16 patches, five critical, squally showers, becoming good later


We must SMASH the Democratic Deadlock with MINDFUL EVIDENCE

El Reg - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:16pm
Bongotopia in INFOGRAPHIC form

¡Bong!  “They fuck you up, your Mum and Dad,” the great Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman once wrote. Harshly, I think. My own father, the late financier and diplomat Gilbert Xavier de Bong, who died designing the Richard M Nixon Presidential Library, bequeathed me many gifts. Not least of which is a deep moral purpose in life.…

Tick-tock, CDW: Mega reseller has 30 months to buy the rest of Kelway

El Reg - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:02pm
But if not, it still has a multi-BEEELLION $ US operation

The clock is ticking for NASDAQ-listed CDW to hoover up the remaining share base of Kelway – or leave it for someone else to slurp.…

Blk-mq/SCSI-mq Are Looking Real Good For Linux Disk Performance

Phoronix - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:00pm
It's been a while since last having any major news to report on the multi-queue block layer for the Linux kernel, but that blk-mq and more recent scsi-mq work is progressing well...

Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:49pm
An anonymous reader writes: LunarG, on contract with Valve Software, discovered a critical shortcoming with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver that was handicapping the performance. A special bit wasn't being set by the Linux driver but was by the Windows driver, which when enabled is increasing the Linux performance in many games by now ~20%+, which should allow for a much more competitive showing between Intel OpenGL performance on Windows vs. Linux. However, the patch setting this bit isn't public yet as apparently it's breaking video acceleration in certain cases.

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Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:49pm
An anonymous reader writes: LunarG, on contract with Valve Software, discovered a critical shortcoming with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver that was handicapping the performance. A special bit wasn't being set by the Linux driver but was by the Windows driver, which when enabled is increasing the Linux performance in many games by now ~20%+, which should allow for a much more competitive showing between Intel OpenGL performance on Windows vs. Linux. However, the patch setting this bit isn't public yet as apparently it's breaking video acceleration in certain cases.

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Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:49pm
An anonymous reader writes: LunarG, on contract with Valve Software, discovered a critical shortcoming with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver that was handicapping the performance. A special bit wasn't being set by the Linux driver but was by the Windows driver, which when enabled is increasing the Linux performance in many games by now ~20%+, which should allow for a much more competitive showing between Intel OpenGL performance on Windows vs. Linux. However, the patch setting this bit isn't public yet as apparently it's breaking video acceleration in certain cases.

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Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:49pm
An anonymous reader writes: LunarG, on contract with Valve Software, discovered a critical shortcoming with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver that was handicapping the performance. A special bit wasn't being set by the Linux driver but was by the Windows driver, which when enabled is increasing the Linux performance in many games by now ~20%+, which should allow for a much more competitive showing between Intel OpenGL performance on Windows vs. Linux. However, the patch setting this bit isn't public yet as apparently it's breaking video acceleration in certain cases.

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Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:49pm
An anonymous reader writes: LunarG, on contract with Valve Software, discovered a critical shortcoming with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver that was handicapping the performance. A special bit wasn't being set by the Linux driver but was by the Windows driver, which when enabled is increasing the Linux performance in many games by now ~20%+, which should allow for a much more competitive showing between Intel OpenGL performance on Windows vs. Linux. However, the patch setting this bit isn't public yet as apparently it's breaking video acceleration in certain cases.

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Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:49pm
An anonymous reader writes: LunarG, on contract with Valve Software, discovered a critical shortcoming with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver that was handicapping the performance. A special bit wasn't being set by the Linux driver but was by the Windows driver, which when enabled is increasing the Linux performance in many games by now ~20%+, which should allow for a much more competitive showing between Intel OpenGL performance on Windows vs. Linux. However, the patch setting this bit isn't public yet as apparently it's breaking video acceleration in certain cases.

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Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

Slashdot - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:49pm
An anonymous reader writes: LunarG, on contract with Valve Software, discovered a critical shortcoming with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver that was handicapping the performance. A special bit wasn't being set by the Linux driver but was by the Windows driver, which when enabled is increasing the Linux performance in many games by now ~20%+, which should allow for a much more competitive showing between Intel OpenGL performance on Windows vs. Linux. However, the patch setting this bit isn't public yet as apparently it's breaking video acceleration in certain cases.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.