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OpenFlow busts out of the data centre with 15,000-route Pacific test

The Register - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:56
El Reg talks to network architect David Wilde, who explains how to do SDN at oceanic scale

Last week, an international group of researchers and vendors demonstrated international carrier-scale software-defined networking (SDN), exchanging 15,000 routes across a trans-Pacific link.…

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Microsoft's run Azure on Nano server since late 2013

The Register - Tue, 2015-05-12 02:57
Redmond discovers the limits of cloud-first

Microsoft's only just announced its new Nano server, but has been using it in production on Azure since late 2013.…

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Pop-up pest MacKeeper patches 0-day remote code execution vuln

The Register - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:58
URL-handling leaves users well and truly rooted

A notorious piece of Mac maintenance software been found to have a critical remote code execution vulnerability.…

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NASA spacecraft shows bright spots on Ceres encompass dwarf planet

The Register - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:22
My god, it's full of spots!

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has completed its first mapping orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres and the bright spots spotted on the surface are much more numerous than first thought.…

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Rackspace shares tumble on lowered forecast, revenue miss

The Register - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:01
Cloudy growth not coming fast enough for testy shareholders

Shares of cloud hosting provider Rackspace were battered on Monday after the firm reported a lackluster forecast for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015.…

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Oz government to put dark fibre net on the auction block

The Register - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:45
Selling off an ICON

The Australian government's dark fibre network, ICON, is one of the many assets slated for sale under tonight's federal budget announcements.…

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According to Netflix, Australia's slowest ISP owns half of Foxtel

The Register - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:21
Telstra ranked last in video-streamer's speed table

Australia's dominant carrier, Telstra, offers Netflix customers the slowest download speeds, the video-streamer says.…

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Will algorithms make business boring?

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:11
Is the brave new world of AI going to make business boring?
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Apple storms to top spot in stagnant Chinese phones market

The Register - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:07
Samsung, Toshiba take a dive in latest estimates

Apple is now the top smartphone seller in China, topping foreign and domestic competitors alike in the Middle Kingdom, but overall Chinese handset sales fell for the first time in six years.…

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Robot cars involved in four fender benders since September

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:02
DMV reports all low-speed, half human's fault

Self-driving cars have put in hundreds of thousands of miles on California's roads and, according to the state's Department of Motor Vehicles, they have had four crashes along the way.…

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With WWDC looming, Apple kicks out third iOS 8.4 beta

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:23
Developers get new version of mobile OS to play with ahead of conference

Apple has posted a new beta build for the iOS 8.4 mobile platform.…

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Microsoft springs for new undersea cables to link US, UK, Asia

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:01
Your data isn't going to get on Redmond's cloud all by itself

Microsoft has invested in two new cables to connect its North American data centers with facilities in Ireland, and it says it will soon help build similar data networking links to Asia.…

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Google kills off Maps editing because users were taking the piss

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 19:30
Choc Factory calls for a rethink after digital vandals run wild

From Tuesday, Google is cutting user-submitted edits from its Maps feature after admitting that it can't prevent online tricksters from abusing the system.…

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FCC: Thanks for the concern, telcos, but we're not delaying Open Internet rules

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 19:07
FCC decides FCC was right in earlier FCC ruling

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it will implement its net neutrality provisions despite objections from telcos.…

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Self-driving car accidents revealed

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 2015-05-11 17:55
Four out of the 48 self-driving cars on public roads in California have been involved in accidents since September.
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The BIG stretch: Software and flexing your firm's size

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:55
Drawing parallels between enterprise IT and fiscal policy

A mathematician (a Fields Medal winner, so a real one) once asked an economist whether there was anything in economics that was non-obvious and non-trivial.…

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Chill, luvvies. The ‘unsustainable’ BBC Telly Tax stays – for now

The Register - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:27
Ministry of Fun’s Whittingdale argues payment must reflect demand, eventually

Analysis  The appointment of backbench Tory heavyweight John Whittingdale MP to head the Ministry of Fun will throw the BBC’s senior management into a state of high anxiety, and have the Beeb's opponents grabbing their crotches in excitement.…

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Q&A with Krita Project Lead Boudewijn Rempt

Newsforge - Open Source News - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:26

 Segtsy Blog: Spring is in the air, taxes are done, and it’s time to focus on fun stuff—like digital painting! Krita is attempting a second stab at success with another Kickstarter that started earlier last week. For 2015, Krita has Photoshop in their crosshairs with the anticipation of making Krita as fast or faster than Photoshop. I was able to speak to Krita’s lead developer, Boudewijn Rempt, about the 2015 Kickstarter campaign and upcoming year.

 Spring is in the air, taxes are done, and it’s time to focus on fun stuff—like digital painting! Krita is attempting a second stab at success with another Kickstarter that started earlier last week. For 2015, Krita has Photoshop in their crosshairs with the anticipation of making Krita as fast or faster than Photoshop. I was able to speak to Krita’s lead developer, Boudewijn Rempt, about the 2015 Kickstarter campaign and upcoming year...

How did you get involved with Krita?

Well, I was writing a novel… And I needed to draw a map, because it was a fantasy novel, so I tried to do that with Gimp. I was already a Linux user back then! I didn’t really understand the way Gimp worked, so I started writing my own drawing application. That wasn’t a big success either, since I was completely ignorant of how to do that! Then I looked around for existing projects to help out with, and Krita caught my attention. Mainly because it didn’t do anything much, but seemed to have a thorough foundation. 

Read more at Segtsy Blog.

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Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR 1

Newsforge - Open Source News - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:06

The Black Lab project has released its first service release to Black Lab Linux 6.5. 

The Black Lab project has released its first service release to Black Lab Linux 6.5. The new service release completes the project's migrating to using one standard desktop environment (KDE), but the project reports community members are working on alternative spins, including a spin for the legacy CDE....

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NoobsLab Offers Amazing Mac OS X Transformation Pack Tutorial for Ubuntu 15.04

Newsforge - Open Source News - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:02

Making Linux distros look like other operating systems is one of the favorite pastimes for some of the users, and a new transformation pack named MBuntu Y has been published. The guys from NoobsLab have put together a tutorial that presents a semi-automatic procedure that can help the user get...

Making Linux distros look like other operating systems is one of the favorite pastimes for some of the users, and a new transformation pack named MBuntu Y has been published.

The guys from NoobsLab have put together a tutorial that presents a semi-automatic procedure that can help the user get an experience very similar to what Mac OS X is ... (read more)

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