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HEY! GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it discovers IRC, slaps it in an app

The Register - 8 hours 28 min ago
Party like it's 1999

Facebook has revealed its solution for allowing people to anonymously gossip with one another online: internet chat rooms.…

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Microsoft hauls in more cash on strong cloud, mobile performance

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 23:52
Windows not exactly flying off shelves, though

Microsoft reported revenues and earnings that topped analysts' estimates for the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, buoyed by strong growth in cloud and mobility. But its solid-looking numbers belied ongoing softness in its traditional core markets.…

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On the Security of Containers

Newsforge - Open Source News - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:38

Docker's Eric Windisch on Medium writes, "I liken the difference between baremetal, VMs, and containers as I see the separation of buildings, apartments, and rooms."

Docker's Eric Windisch writes, "I liken the difference between baremetal, VMs, and containers as I see the separation of buildings, apartments, and rooms. There are buildings such as warehouses that have neither apartments nor rooms, those that simply have a few rooms inside, and there buildings with apartments with rooms inside of them. There are also studio apartments which lack rooms. All rooms and apartments exist inside of buildings, but the number of rooms and apartments per building are highly variable...

"If you haven’t yet figured out the analogy, our rooms are Linux containers. Linux containers may be used inside of VMs, but yes, they may be used on bare-metal hardware. It’s possible to share an apartment with friends with each friend taking a room, but it’s not the same as each friend having their own apartment. It just isn’t. If you want to share an apartment with someone, it’s safer to share an apartment with people you really trust, or those that you’re going to live with anyway. Sometimes, but not always, that’s okay."

Read more at Medium.

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Hello, Ello. Still no ads and no features to sell. What do? Bag $5.5m

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:23
Did you LOL at Ello? Now see who's laughing ... all the way to the bank

Hipster-chic anti-Facebook wannabe Ello is today $5.5m richer, apparently – and hopes to silence critics of its no-ads manifesto with a renewed vow to never sell adverts nor user data.…

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Garrett: Linux Container Security

Newsforge - Open Source News - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:59

Matthew Garrett considers the security of Linux containers on his blog.

Matthew Garrett considers the security of Linux containerson his blog. While the attack surface of containers is likely to always be larger than that of hypervisors, that difference may not matter in practice, but it's going to take some work to get there:

I suspect containers canbe made sufficiently secure that the attack surface size doesn't matter. But who's going to do that work? As mentioned, modern container deployment tools make use of a number of kernel security features. But there's been something of a dearth of contributions from the companies who sell container-based services.   Read more at LWN
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Apple: We're still GREAT pals with GT and we'd LOVE to team up again

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:44
But give us back our $439m

Apple hasn't given up on scratch-resistant sapphire glass for future products and it might even continue to work with GT Advanced Technologies on the material despite its past difficulties with the company, according to documents released on Thursday.…

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:57
Spot the difference from last time

Adobe has tweaked its Digital Editions 4 desktop ebook reader to now encrypt the data it secretly sends back to headquarters – data that details a user's reading habits.…

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Transformers: Humanity's next 1000 years

New Scientist - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:00
Eternal health, brain uploads, the end of privacy… with technological innovations coming at breakneck speed, how will they affect our evolution?






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France to draft blacklist banning alleged piracy websites – what could POSSIBLY go wrong?

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 19:53
La censure! Le bord mince de la cale de fromage, mes amis!

France looks set to increase funding and power for its controversial piracy-battling Hadopi agency.…

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Drop into the Interstellar wormhole with Oculus Rift

New Scientist - Thu, 2014-10-23 18:00
An Oculus Rift headset puts you onto the ship piloted by Matthew McConaughey in the new science fiction blockbuster, Interstellar






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Online abuse 'hits 40% of adults'

BBC News - Technology - Thu, 2014-10-23 17:03
Online harassment, from name-calling to stalking, is a common experience online, a new study finds.
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Upstart brags about cheaper-than-Amazon private cold data cloud

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:57
Storiant man asks you to check out their racks

Storiant is an object storage startup which claims its customers can use its technology to store petabyte-scale data in a private cloud at a price below public cloud storage. How does it pull this trick off?…

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Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.10

Newsforge - Open Source News - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:45

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.10, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers.

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.10, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers: "Ubuntu 14.10, the latest desktop release is today available for download from Canonical. This release focuses on the developer experience, overall quality, and brings a number of important..."

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Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:25
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that

Hoping to woo the ladies with your shiny new Google Glass? Don't bother, because no woman in her right mind would let a Glasshole anywhere near her data centre, an HP bigwig has claimed.…

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Entity Framework goes 'code first' as Microsoft pulls visual design tool

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:01
Visual Studio database diagramming's out the window

Microsoft will retire the visual design tool for its Entity Framework (EF) database tool in the upcoming version 7, in favour of a text-based “code first” approach.…

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Build It! Must-Have Open Source Development Tools

Newsforge - Open Source News - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:55

These days, there is big demand for strong web and application development skills in the job market. The good news is that there are many  open source tools to help you with your web project or application, and given the costs of proprietary development environments, they can save you a lot of money. 

These days, there is big demand for strong web and application development skills in the job market. The good news is that there are many  open source tools to help you with your web project or application, and given the costs of proprietary development environments, they can save you a lot of money. Here are many good examples of development tools and tutorials, with some unsung tools that you may not have considered.

Of course, one of the most beloved tools for web developers is the Firebug extension for Firefox. If you're deep into development for the web, you probably already use it. With Firebug, experimenting with CSS changes no longer requires that you reload a page dozens of times; using Firebug, you can dynamically edit an HTML element's styling, looking at the effects as you change each variable value. Firebug's JavaScript console also makes it easy to work with JavaScript interactively.


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6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks

Newsforge - Open Source News - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:50

In celebration of Ubuntu 14.10's Utopic Unicorn release today, here's some fresh benchmarks of one of the most requested topics: 2D/3D benchmarks of different desktop environments. 

In celebration of Ubuntu 14.10's Utopic Unicorn release today, here's some fresh benchmarks of one of the most requested topics: 2D/3D benchmarks of different desktop environments. In this article is a look at six of the popular desktop offerings found in Ubuntu 14.10.

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Ubuntu 14.10 tries pulling a Steve Ballmer on cloudy offerings

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:41
Oi, Windows, centOS and openSUSE – behave, we're all friends here

“It hurts my eyes,” Steve Ballmer once joshed during a demonstration of Microsoft’s Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1 managing Red Hat Linux.…

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Lollipop unwrapped: Chromium WebView will update via Google Play

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:18
Faster updates, and more Google control for Android

Android 5.0, codenamed Lollipop, has introduced a key change to the WebView component, used by app developers to display HTML 5 content within their apps, making new features more readily available.…

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Amazon's AWS opens data center in Germany – just as we said

The Register - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:05
Scalability away from Uncle Sam, in theory

Amazon’s European mainland customers wary of US spies can now build scalable clouds on AWS and stay entirely on the Continent. The giant today announced the opening of a data centre in Frankfurt, Germany – just as we reported it would in July.…

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