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Terracotta: The Chinese VPN that hides Beijing's hackers with pwned biz

El Reg - Wed, 05/08/2015 - 4:57am
RSA report fingers globe-spanning, server-slamming hack network

BlackHat  A China-based virtual private network (VPN) provider is powering some of the world's most capable hacking crews by selling infrastructure access stolen from at least 30 hacked businesses, RSA says.…

Tilting 4WD 'Spider Car' Makes Light Work of Bizarre Terrain

Slashdot - Wed, 05/08/2015 - 4:11am
Zothecula writes: The Swincar Spider is a remarkable tilting 4-wheeler concept that boasts absolutely ridiculous rough terrain capabilities. Each wheel has its own electric hub motor and is independently suspended on a spider-like limb. The result is a vehicle that leans into fast turns like a motorcycle, but can also happily go up or down a 70-percent gradient, ride across a 50-percent gradient that puts the left wheels a couple of feet higher than the right ones, or ride diagonally through ditches that send the wheels going up and down all over the place like a spider doing leg stretches.

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DMTF signs off Redfish server management spec v 1.0

El Reg - Wed, 05/08/2015 - 4:02am
Control freakery intended for cloud-scale ops is heir to IPMI

The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has announced the completion of the Redfish standard, an effort to enable management of heterogeneous computing resources at cloud scale.…