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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 4:36am
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

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Fedora 21 To Get A Playground, New Features

Phoronix - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 4:29am
Another Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting took place on Wednesday where another round of features were approved for the Fedora 21 Linux release...

Researchers slurp unencrypted Viber messaging data with ease

El Reg - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 4:29am
Images, videos, location and other data easily exposed, they claim

Popular Whatsapp-like messaging service Viber is exposing users to man-in-the-middle and other attacks because it isn’t encrypting various data at rest and in transit, security researchers have warned.…

Oz Ombudsman calls for wiretap oversight

El Reg - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 4:03am
Sniffs at poison chalice

With both political parties and most law enforcement agencies devoted to implementing more data retention in Australia's Internet, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has suggested it could have a role in overseeing such a regime.…

Boffins claim machines now beat humans at face-matching

El Reg - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 3:02am
On the Internet, GaussianFace knows you're a dog

A pair of Hong Kong researchers is claiming a first, developing software that can identify people from photographs better than humans can.…

Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

Slashdot - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 2:08am
netbuzz (955038) writes "A band called netcat is generating buzz in software circles by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.) 'Are you ever listening to an album, and thinking "man, this sounds good, but I wish it crossed from user-space to kernel-space more often!" We got you covered,' the band says on its Facebook page. 'Our album is now fully playable as a loadable Linux kernel module.'"

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Cisco: Hey, IT depts. You're <i>all</i> malware hosts

El Reg - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 2:02am
Security report also notes skills shortage

Everybody – at least every multinational that Cisco checked out for its 2014 Annual Security Report – is hosting malware of some kind, and there aren't enough security professionals to go around.…

want to genuine my windows

Windows Genuine Disadvantage [XP] - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 1:25am

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):


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Validation Code: 50

Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4ab

Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27

Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=

Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400

Windows Product ID Type: 2

Windows License Type: OEM SLP

Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001

ID: {2DCC436C-72C4-427D-B28A-AF64D5A3C2DA}(1)

Is Admin: Yes

TestCab: 0x0

LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate

Architecture: 0x00000009

Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532

TTS Error:

Validation Diagnostic:

Resolution Status: N/A


Vista WgaER Data-->

ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002


Windows XP Notifications Data-->

Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

File Exists: No

Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002


OGA Notifications Data-->

Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002


OGA Data-->

Office Status: 109 N/A

OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002

Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3


Browser Data-->

Proxy settings: N/A

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)

Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt

Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled

Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed

Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled

Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled

Active scripting: Allowed

Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed


File Scan Data-->


Other data-->

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Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002


Licensing Data-->

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Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338

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Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340

Partial Product Key: P4K27

License Status: Notification

Notification Reason: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).

Remaining Windows rearm count: 4

Trusted time: 2014-04-24 03:16:57


Windows Activation Technologies-->

HrOffline: 0x00000000

HrOnline: 0xC004C4AB

HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000

Event Time Stamp: 2:14:2014 11:00

ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395

Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395

HealthStatus Bitmask Output:



HWID Data-->



OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->



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BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes

Windows marker version: 0x20001

OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes

BIOS Information:

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  FACP                                                                          DELL                                                 WN09  

  HPET                                                                           DELL                                                 WN09

  MCFG                                                                        DELL                                                 WN09

  SSDT                                                                           AMICPU                                         PROC

  SLIC                                                                             DELL                                                 QA09  

  OSFR                                                                          DELL                                                 M08   



RIP net neutrality? FCC boss mulls 'two-speed internet'

El Reg - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 1:04am
Financial fast track to replace level competitive playing field, report claims

US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler has had a major change of heart when it comes to net neutrality, it's reported.…

Cross-border kids used as Easter iPhone MULES in China

El Reg - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 1:03am
HK schoolkids loaded up with handsets, sent back to Shenzhen

Cross-border school kids as young as 10-years-old are being used as mules to smuggle iPhones and other electronic gadgetry from Hong Kong into China where they can be sold at a premium.…

Apple stabs Heartbleed bug in AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule gear

El Reg - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:56am
Don't worry, everything else is still safe ... we think

Apple has posted a security update to address instances of the Heartbleed security vulnerability in its AirPort router and file back-up gadgets.…

WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

Slashdot - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:52am
redletterdave (2493036) writes "In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its its active user base has grown to more than half a billion people. This is not the first time that an app has seen a major pop in users after it was acquired by Facebook: When Facebook bought Instagram in April 2012, the service boasted some 30 million users. In one month after the deal, Instagram gained 20 million new users. By July, Instagram grew to 80 million active users. WhatsApp seems to be having a similar growth spurt, gaining roughly 25 million users each month since the Facebook deal was announced."

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PC-BSD Is Developing Its Own Desktop Environment

Phoronix - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:46am
The PC-BSD project is developing its own desktop environment from scratch! The ultimate plan is for Lumina to become a full-featured, open-source desktop environment that may ultimately replace KDE as its default desktop environment...

Apple stuns world with rare SEVEN-way split: What does that mean?

El Reg - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:32am
The price of a single share will drop by almost 86%

Apple surprised Wall Street on Wednesday by announcing the most aggressive stock split in its history – and just a month after Google executed its first-ever split.…

NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires

Slashdot - Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:03am
An anonymous reader writes "A NYPD community outreach campaign designed to show images of citizens with cops turned ugly quickly when a deluge of images depicting police brutality came in. From the article: 'The responses soon turned ugly when Occupy Wall Street tweeted a photograph of cops battling protesters with the caption "changing hearts and minds one baton at a time." Other photos included an elderly man bloodied after being arrested for jaywalking.' Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says, 'I kind of welcome the attention,' of the #myNYPD project."

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Amazon loads Docker app containerization into its cloud

El Reg - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:56pm
Virtualization's likely successor gets another boost

Although admins have been free to run Linux containerization technology Docker on top of Amazon Linux running on its rentable EC2 servers for some time, the company on Thursday announced that Docker had been integrated with Elastic Beanstalk.…

F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Slashdot - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:17pm
Dega704 (1454673) writes in with news of the latest FCC plan which seems to put another dagger in the heart of net neutrality. "The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it, according to people briefed on the proposals. The proposed rules are a complete turnaround for the F.C.C. on the subject of so-called net neutrality, the principle that Internet users should have equal ability to see any content they choose, and that no content providers should be discriminated against in providing their offerings to consumers."

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Zuck talks up mobile shift as Facebook money mill rolls on

El Reg - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:08pm
Social network will get new CFO as Ebersman departs

Facebook once again topped analyst forecasts with the delivery of a $2.5bn revenue quarter on the strength of a 72 per cent jump in revenues.…

Space station astronauts pop outside to replace crippled computer

El Reg - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:01pm
Speedy space walk by snorkel-equipped spacemen followed by trash day

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station have taken a wander over the outside of the station to replace a critical backup computer that conked out.…

Bristol University develops multi-sensory technology that projects images onto bubbles

L'Inq - Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:00pm

Fills them with an opaque fog that can be scented and control their routes

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