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    Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

    Wed, 2014-04-16 01:08
    An anonymous reader writes "Researchers from Princeton University and Northwestern University have concluded, after extensive analysis of 1,779 policy issues, that the U.S. is in fact an oligarchy and not a democracy. What this means is that, although 'Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance,' 'majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts.' Their study (PDF), to be published in Perspectives on Politics, found that 'When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Study+Finds+US+Is+an+Oligarchy%2C+Not+a+Democracy%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQc51VJ"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpolitics.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F16%2F0221210%2Fstudy-finds-us-is-an-oligarchy-not-a-democracy%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://politics.slashdot.org/story/14/04/16/0221210/study-finds-us-is-an-oligarchy-not-a-democracy?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://politics.slashdot.org/story/14/04/16/0221210/study-finds-us-is-an-oligarchy-not-a-democracy?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5039229amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/3969ad07/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168377600/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3969ad07/sc/1/a2t.img" border="0"/iframe src="//res3.feedsportal.com/test/i.html" frameborder="0" width="1" height="1" scrolling="no" seamless/iframeimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/1gvMghqZVEE" height="1" width="1"/
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    Your StarCraft II/em Potential Peaked At Age 24

    Tue, 2014-04-15 23:10
    An anonymous reader writes "StarCraft II is popular among competitive gamers for having the depth necessary to reward differences in skill. A new study has found that your ability keep up with the game's frantic pace starts to decline at age 24. This is relevant to more than just StarCraft II players: 'While many high-performance athletes start to show age-related declines at a young age, those are often attributed to physical as opposed to brain aging. ... While previous lab tests have shown faster reaction times for simple individual tasks, it was never clear how much relevance those had to complex, real-world tasks such as driving. Thompson noted that Starcraft is complex and quite similar to real-life tasks such as managing 911 calls at an emergency dispatch centre, so the findings may be directly relevant. However, game performance was much easier to analyze than many real-life situations because the game generates detailed logs of every move. In a way, Thompson said, the study is a good demonstration of what kinds of insights can be gleaned from the "cool data sets" generated by our digital lives.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Your+StarCraft+II+Potential+Peaked+At+Age+24%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1h1O8Cw"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fgames.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F16%2F0035231%2Fyour-starcraft-ii-potential-peaked-at-age-24%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://games.slashdot.org/story/14/04/16/0035231/your-starcraft-ii-potential-peaked-at-age-24?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://games.slashdot.org/story/14/04/16/0035231/your-starcraft-ii-potential-peaked-at-age-24?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5038907amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/3968e30f/sc/4/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168328372/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968e30f/sc/4/a2t.img" border="0"/iframe src="//res3.feedsportal.com/test/i.html" frameborder="0" width="1" height="1" scrolling="no" seamless/iframeimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/VtkYEL_DXKk" height="1" width="1"/
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    How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

    Tue, 2014-04-15 21:05
    An anonymous reader writes "Python guru Jeff Knupp writes about his frustration with the so-called 'DevOps' movement, an effort to blend development jobs with operations positions. It's an artifact of startup culture, and while it might make sense when you only have a few employees and a focus on simply getting it running rather than getting it running right, Knupp feels it has no place in bigger, more established companies. He says, 'Somewhere along the way, however, we tricked ourselves into thinking that because, at any one time, a start-up developer had to take on different roles he or she should actually be all those things at once. If such people even existed, "full-stack" developers still wouldn't be used as they should. Rather than temporarily taking on a single role for a short period of time, then transitioning into the next role, they are meant to be performing all the roles, all the time. And here's what really sucks: most good developers can almost pull this off.' Knupp adds, 'The effect of all of this is to destroy the role of "developer" and replace it with a sort of "technology utility-player". Every developer I know got into programming because they actually enjoyed doing it (at one point). You do a disservice to everyone involved when you force your brightest people to take on additional roles.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=How+'DevOps'+Is+Killing+the+Developer%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1eGMMmA"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdevelopers.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F15%2F2257228%2Fhow-devops-is-killing-the-developer%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://developers.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2257228/how-devops-is-killing-the-developer?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://developers.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2257228/how-devops-is-killing-the-developer?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5038729amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/3968219b/sc/4/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168371741/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3968219b/sc/4/a2t.img" border="0"/iframe src="//res3.feedsportal.com/test/i.html" frameborder="0" width="1" height="1" scrolling="no" seamless/iframeimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/z6gkS11z5xk" height="1" width="1"/
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    San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

    Tue, 2014-04-15 19:03
    An anonymous reader writes "We've heard a few brief accounts recently of the housing situation in San Francisco, and how it's leading to protests, gentrification, and bad blood between long-time residents and the newer tech crowd. It's a complicated issue, and none of the reports so far have really done it justice. Now, TechCrunch has posted a ludicrously long article explaining exactly what's going on, from regulations forbidding Google to move people into Mountain View instead, to the political battle to get more housing built, to the compromises that have already been made. It's a long read, but well-researched and interesting. It concludes: 'The crisis we're seeing is the result of decades of choices, and while the tech industry is a sexy, attention-grabbing target, it cannot shoulder blame for this alone. Unless a new direction emerges, this will keep getting worse until the next economic crash, and then it will re-surface again eight years later. Or it will keep spilling over into Oakland, which is a whole other Pandora's box of gentrification issues. The high housing costs aren't healthy for the city, nor are they healthy for the industry. Both thrive on a constant flow of ideas and people.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=San+Francisco's+Housing+Crisis+Explained%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQo7jkf"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftech.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F15%2F2221205%2Fsan-franciscos-housing-crisis-explained%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2221205/san-franciscos-housing-crisis-explained?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2221205/san-franciscos-housing-crisis-explained?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5038639amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/3967989f/sc/38/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168364501/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/3967989f/sc/38/a2t.img" border="0"/iframe src="//res3.feedsportal.com/test/i.html" frameborder="0" width="1" height="1" scrolling="no" seamless/iframeimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/DyCi-SOmnaM" height="1" width="1"/
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    Ubisoft Hands Out Nexus 7 Tablets At a Game's Press Event

    Tue, 2014-04-15 16:58
    An anonymous reader writes "With Watch Dogs launching next month, Ubisoft is ramping up the promotion. That includes holding press events to show off the game to journalists, many of whom will end up reviewing Watch Dogs. One such event was held last week in Paris, and it has been revealed by attendees that Ubisoft decided to give everyone who turned up a Nexus 7 tablet. Why? That hasn't been explained yet, but in a statement on Twitter, Ubisoft said such gifts were 'not in line with their PR policies.' You can see how it would be viewed with skepticism; after all, these are the individuals who will give Watch Dogs a review score, which many gamers rely on to help them make a purchasing decision."pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Ubisoft+Hands+Out+Nexus+7+Tablets+At+a+Game's+Press+Event%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQnXdzS"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fgames.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F15%2F2128213%2Fubisoft-hands-out-nexus-7-tablets-at-a-games-press-event%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://games.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2128213/ubisoft-hands-out-nexus-7-tablets-at-a-games-press-event?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://games.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2128213/ubisoft-hands-out-nexus-7-tablets-at-a-games-press-event?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5038485amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/39673f9e/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168353246/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39673f9e/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/leeWcgPtafw" height="1" width="1"/
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    How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

    Tue, 2014-04-15 16:16
    jammag writes: "Heartbleed has dealt a blow to the image of free and open source software. In the self-mythology of FOSS, bugs like Heartbleed aren't supposed to happen when the source code is freely available and being worked with daily. As Eric Raymond famously said, 'given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.' Many users of proprietary software, tired of FOSS's continual claims of superior security, welcome the idea that Heartbleed has punctured FOSS's pretensions. But is that what has happened?"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=How+Does+Heartbleed+Alter+the+'Open+Source+Is+Safer'+Discussion%3F%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1t6xmMc"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F15%2F2045250%2Fhow-does-heartbleed-alter-the-open-source-is-safer-discussion%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2045250/how-does-heartbleed-alter-the-open-source-is-safer-discussion?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2045250/how-does-heartbleed-alter-the-open-source-is-safer-discussion?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5038387amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/39668729/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168352027/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39668729/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/JB1yI3lHEIs" height="1" width="1"/
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    Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

    Tue, 2014-04-15 15:35
    Lasrick writes: "Meghan McGuinness of the Bipartisan Policy Center writes about the Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative, a collaborative effort between the center's Energy and Homeland Security Projects. She points out that over half the attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure sectors last year were on the energy sector. Cyber attacks could come from a variety of sources, and 'a large-scale cyber attack or combined cyber and physical attack could lead to enormous costs, potentially triggering sustained power outages over large portions of the electric grid and prolonged disruptions in communications, food and water supplies, and health care delivery.' ECGI is recommending the creation of a new, industry-supported model that would create incentives for the continual improvement and adaptation needed to respond effectively to rapidly evolving cyber threats. The vulnerability of the grid has been much discussed this last week; McGuinness's recommendations are a good place to start."pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Lack+of+US+Cybersecurity+Across+the+Electric+Grid%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1iVFYhD"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fhardware.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F15%2F2032239%2Flack-of-us-cybersecurity-across-the-electric-grid%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2032239/lack-of-us-cybersecurity-across-the-electric-grid?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/2032239/lack-of-us-cybersecurity-across-the-electric-grid?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5038355amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/39663c9f/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168368760/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39663c9f/sc/1/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/UIBxNw1A_R0" height="1" width="1"/
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    Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

    Tue, 2014-04-15 14:42
    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes: "When Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all communications. Now Klint Finley reports that Snowden also used The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) to keep his communications out of the NSA's prying eyes. Tails is a kind of computer-in-a-box using a version of the Linux operating system optimized for anonymity that you install on a DVD or USB drive, boot your computer from and you're pretty close to anonymous on the internet. 'Snowden, Greenwald and their collaborator, documentary film maker Laura Poitras, used it because, by design, Tails doesn't store any data locally,' writes Finley. 'This makes it virtually immune to malicious software, and prevents someone from performing effective forensics on the computer after the fact. That protects both the journalists, and often more importantly, their sources.' The developers of Tails are, appropriately, anonymous. They're protecting their identities, in part, to help protect the code from government interference. 'The NSA has been pressuring free software projects and developers in various ways,' the group says. But since we don't know who wrote Tails, how do we know it isn't some government plot designed to snare activists or criminals? A couple of ways, actually. One of the Snowden leaks show the NSA complaining about Tails in a Power Point Slide; if it's bad for the NSA, it's safe to say it's good for privacy. And all of the Tails code is open source, so it can be inspected by anyone worried about foul play. 'With Tails,' say the distro developers, 'we provide a tongue and a pen protected by state-of-the-art cryptography to guarantee basic human rights and allow journalists worldwide to work and communicate freely and without fear of reprisal.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Snowden+Used+the+Linux+Distro+Designed+For+Internet+Anonymity%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1l3Onko"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fyro.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F15%2F1940240%2Fsnowden-used-the-linux-distro-designed-for-internet-anonymity%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/1940240/snowden-used-the-linux-distro-designed-for-internet-anonymity?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/1940240/snowden-used-the-linux-distro-designed-for-internet-anonymity?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5038189amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/396642d2/sc/4/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168362891/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/396642d2/sc/4/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/li_hPE9CS3Y" height="1" width="1"/
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    The Security of Popular Programming Languages

    Tue, 2014-04-15 13:59
    An anonymous reader writes "Deciding which programming language to use is often based on considerations such as what the development team is most familiar with, what will generate code the fastest, or simply what will get the job done. How secure the language might be is simply an afterthought, which is usually too late. A new WhiteHat Security report approaches application security not from the standpoint of what risks exist on sites and applications once they have been pushed into production, but rather by examining how the languages themselves perform in the field. In doing so, we hope to elevate security considerations and deepen those conversations earlier in the decision process, which will ultimately lead to more secure websites and applications."pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=The+Security+of+Popular+Programming+Languages%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1kY89SW"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdevelopers.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F15%2F1857258%2Fthe-security-of-popular-programming-languages%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://developers.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/1857258/the-security-of-popular-programming-languages?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://developers.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/1857258/the-security-of-popular-programming-languages?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5038093amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/39659e34/sc/4/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168361938/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39659e34/sc/4/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/sEUQo0gdzDQ" height="1" width="1"/
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    Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

    Mon, 2014-04-14 23:04
    snydeq (1272828) writes "Microsoft TechNet blog makes clear that Windows 8.1 will not be patched, and that users must get Windows 8.1 Update if they want security patches, InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard reports. 'In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May,' Leonhard writes. 'Never mind that Windows 8.1 customers are still having multiple problems with errors when trying to install the Update. At this point, there are 300 posts on the Microsoft Answers forum thread 'Windows 8.1 Update 1 Failing to Install with errors 0x80070020, 80073712 and 800F081F.' The Answers forum is peppered with similar complaints and a wide range of errors, from 800F0092 to 80070003, for which there are no solutions from Microsoft. Never mind that Microsoft itself yanked Windows 8.1 Update from the corporate WSUS update server chute almost a week ago and still hasn't offered a replacement.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Microsoft+Confirms+It+Is+Dropping+Windows+8.1+Support%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1eI7SeE"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftech.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F15%2F0053213%2Fmicrosoft-confirms-it-is-dropping-windows-81-support%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/0053213/microsoft-confirms-it-is-dropping-windows-81-support?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/0053213/microsoft-confirms-it-is-dropping-windows-81-support?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5033597amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395d6105/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480188978/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395d6105/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/WKJEej_HQYc" height="1" width="1"/
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    IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

    Mon, 2014-04-14 20:59
    Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Just in time for the April 15 IRS filing deadline comes news from the Washington Post that hundreds of thousands of taxpayers expecting refunds are instead getting letters informing them of tax debts they never knew about: often a debt incurred by their parents. The government is confiscating their checks, sometimes over debts 20mdash;30 years old. For example, when Mary Grice was 4 (in 1960), her father died ... 'Until the kids turned 18, her mother received survivor benefits from Social Security ... Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family in 1977. ... Four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter. ... "It was a shock," says Grice, 58. "What incenses me is the way they went about this. They gave me no notice, they can't prove that I received any overpayment, and they use intimidation tactics, threatening to report this to the credit bureaus."' The Treasury Department has intercepted ... $75 million from debts delinquent for more than 10 years according to the department's debt management service. 'The aggressive effort to collect old debts started three years ago mdash; the result of a single sentence tucked into the farm bill lifting the 10-year statute of limitations on old debts to Uncle Sam.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=IRS+Can+Now+Seize+Your+Tax+Refund+To+Pay+a+Relative's+Debt%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1iQAYe4"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F2355237%2Firs-can-now-seize-your-tax-refund-to-pay-a-relatives-debt%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/2355237/irs-can-now-seize-your-tax-refund-to-pay-a-relatives-debt?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/2355237/irs-can-now-seize-your-tax-refund-to-pay-a-relatives-debt?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5033417amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395ce853/sc/36/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480185974/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395ce853/sc/36/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/IbegOiomgxc" height="1" width="1"/
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    Saturn May Have Given Birth To a Baby Moon

    Mon, 2014-04-14 19:05
    astroengine (1577233) writes "NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has imaged something peculiar on the outermost edge of the gas giant's A-ring. A bright knot, or arc, has been spotted 20 percent brighter than the surrounding ring material and astronomers are interpreting it as a gravitational disturbance caused by a tiny moon. "We have not seen anything like this before," said Carl Murray of Queen Mary University of London. 'We may be looking at the act of birth, where this object is just leaving the rings and heading off to be a moon in its own right.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Saturn+May+Have+Given+Birth+To+a+Baby+Moon%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQmkXEw"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fscience.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F239259%2Fsaturn-may-have-given-birth-to-a-baby-moon%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/239259/saturn-may-have-given-birth-to-a-baby-moon?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/239259/saturn-may-have-given-birth-to-a-baby-moon?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5033269amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480112128/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c6fc4/sc/38/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/uzJgPk4OeHU" height="1" width="1"/
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    Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

    Mon, 2014-04-14 18:29
    itwbennett (1594911) writes "Following the contentious and ultimately failed appointment of Brendan Eich as CEO last month, the Mozilla Corporation has appointed Chris Beard to the board of directors and made him interim CEO. Beard starting working as chief marketing officer for Mozilla in 2004, and oversaw the launch of its current browser, Firefox, in 2005. Beard also managed the launches of Firefox on Android and the Firefox OS for mobile phones." See the official announcement. Quoting: "We began exploring the idea of Chris joining the Board of Directors some months ago. Chris has been a Mozillian longer than most. Hersquo;s been actively involved with Mozilla since before we shipped Firefox 1.0, hersquo;s guided and directed many of our innovative projects, and his vision and sense of Mozilla is equal to anyonersquo;s. I have relied on his judgement and advice for nearly a decade. This is an excellent time for Chris to bring his understanding of Mozilla to the Board."pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Mozilla+Appoints+Former+Marketing+Head+Interim+CEO%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1hPa2ck"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftech.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F2241252%2Fmozilla-appoints-former-marketing-head-interim-ceo%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/2241252/mozilla-appoints-former-marketing-head-interim-ceo?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/2241252/mozilla-appoints-former-marketing-head-interim-ceo?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5033189amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395c7a16/sc/21/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480150798/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395c7a16/sc/21/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/4IKPOongLAc" height="1" width="1"/
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    First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

    Mon, 2014-04-14 17:51
    msm1267 (2804139) writes "A initial audit of the popular open source encryption software TrueCrypt turned up fewer than a dozen vulnerabilities, none of which so far point toward a backdoor surreptitiously inserted into the codebase. A report on the first phase of the audit was released today (PDF) by iSEC Partners, which was contracted by the Open Crypto Audit Project (OCAP), a grassroots effort that not only conducted a successful fundraising effort to initiate the audit, but raised important questions about the integrity of the software. The first phase of the audit focused on the TrueCrypt bootloader and Windows kernel driver; architecture and code reviews were performed, as well as penetration tests including fuzzing interfaces, said Kenneth White, senior security engineer at Social amp; Scientific Systems. The second phase of the audit will look at whether the various encryption cipher suites, random number generators and critical key algorithms have been implemented correctly."pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=First+Phase+of+TrueCrypt+Audit+Turns+Up+No+Backdoors%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1kqkNaC"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fit.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F2211232%2Ffirst-phase-of-truecrypt-audit-turns-up-no-backdoors%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/2211232/first-phase-of-truecrypt-audit-turns-up-no-backdoors?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/2211232/first-phase-of-truecrypt-audit-turns-up-no-backdoors?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5033109amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395bb321/sc/4/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480181159/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bb321/sc/4/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/AV5tDo3-RG4" height="1" width="1"/
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    Heartbleed Disclosure Timeline Revealed

    Mon, 2014-04-14 17:10
    bennyboy64 (1437419) writes "Ever since the Heartbleed flaw in OpenSSL was made public there have been various questions about who knew what and when. The Sydney Morning Herald has done some analysis of public mailing lists and talked to those involved with disclosing the bug to get the bottom of it. The newspaper finds that Google discovered Heartbleed on or before March 21 and notified OpenSSL on April 1. Other key dates include Finnish security testing firm Codenomicon discovering the flaw independently of Google at 23:30 PDT, April 3. SuSE, Debian, FreeBSD and AltLinux all got a heads up from Red Hat about the flaw in the early hours of April 7 mdash; a few hours before it was made public. Ubuntu, Gentoo and Chromium attempted to get a heads up by responding to an email with few details about it but didn't, as the guy at Red Hat sending the disclosure messages out in India went to bed. By the time he woke up, Codenomicon had reported the bug to OpenSSL."pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Heartbleed+Disclosure+Timeline+Revealed%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQmcxwW"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fit.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F2013221%2Fheartbleed-disclosure-timeline-revealed%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/2013221/heartbleed-disclosure-timeline-revealed?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/2013221/heartbleed-disclosure-timeline-revealed?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5032799amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480109595/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395bbe6b/sc/38/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/t0eL1ZFIZkc" height="1" width="1"/
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    Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

    Mon, 2014-04-14 15:00
    garymortimer (1882326) writes "Google has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace. Titan is a New Mexico-based company that makes high-flying solar powered drones. There's no word on the price Google paid, but Facebook had been in talks to acquire the company earlier this year for a reported $60 million. Presumably, Google paid more than that to keep it away from Facebook. 'Google had just recently demonstrated how its Loon prototype balloons could traverse the globe in a remarkably short period of time, but the use of drones could conceivably make a network of Internet-providing automotons even better at globe-trotting, with a higher degree of control and ability to react to changing conditions. Some kind of hybrid system might also be in the pipeline that marries both technologies.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Google+Buys+Drone+Maker+Titan+Aerospace%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQ7ssiU"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftech.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F198212%2Fgoogle-buys-drone-maker-titan-aerospace%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/198212/google-buys-drone-maker-titan-aerospace?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/198212/google-buys-drone-maker-titan-aerospace?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5032617amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395b4196/sc/21/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480146270/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395b4196/sc/21/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/06jeKT0aDMs" height="1" width="1"/
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    Will This Flying Car Get Crowdfunded?

    Mon, 2014-04-14 14:18
    cartechboy (2660665) writes "We all just have too much money on our hands, and we really want a flying car, right? Well that's what Skylys thinks, as it's trying to crowdfund a flying car. According to its website, 'In detail we aim to create an urban dual-mode, hybrid flight and electric drive motorized vehicle that fits into sustainable mobility.' How much money does it need? Oh about $3,111,075. Apparently the company has run out of money and needs more to 'start construction on our two prototypes to confirm our technical specifications; pay the chaps in the legal department; industrial engineers and take up occupancy of our future offices in Silicon Valley, where our backers can of course pay us a visit.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Will+This+Flying++Car+Get+Crowdfunded%3F%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQ7mgY8"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftech.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F1759205%2Fwill-this-flying-car-get-crowdfunded%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/1759205/will-this-flying-car-get-crowdfunded?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/1759205/will-this-flying-car-get-crowdfunded?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5032287amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395abf91/sc/4/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480142133/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395abf91/sc/4/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/nhQB8ARvuVo" height="1" width="1"/
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    The Best Way To Watch the "Blood Moon" Tonight

    Mon, 2014-04-14 11:27
    An anonymous reader writes "People on the West Coast should be able to watch the beginning of the upcoming total lunar eclipse tonight at 10:20 pm. The entirety of the moon surface will be in Earth's shadow and start to glow red a couple hours later, a little after midnight. From the article: 'A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth align so that Earth's shadow falls across the moon's surface. Monday night's lunar eclipse is a total eclipse, which means Earth's shadow will cover the moon completely. The moon won't be blacked out by our planet's shadow. Instead, it will take on a reddish hue mdash; anywhere from a bright copper to the brownish red of dried blood.'"pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=The+Best+Way+To+Watch+the+%22Blood+Moon%22+Tonight%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQlG5uK"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fscience.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F1548236%2Fthe-best-way-to-watch-the-blood-moon-tonight%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/1548236/the-best-way-to-watch-the-blood-moon-tonight?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/1548236/the-best-way-to-watch-the-blood-moon-tonight?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5031845amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/395983d9/sc/8/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480137112/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/395983d9/sc/8/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/E5gEkG0FvpY" height="1" width="1"/
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    Lucas Nussbaum Re-Elected As Debian Project Leader

    Mon, 2014-04-14 09:32
    An anonymous reader writes "For the last 6 weeks the Debian developers have had an election to determine the new Debian Project Leader. The election is now over and Lucas Nussbaum was re-elected. As always in Debian, the result of the voting was found using the Condorcet method."pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Lucas+Nussbaum+Re-Elected+As+Debian+Project+Leader%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1qy5Gxp"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Flinux.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F1343258%2Flucas-nussbaum-re-elected-as-debian-project-leader%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/1343258/lucas-nussbaum-re-elected-as-debian-project-leader?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/1343258/lucas-nussbaum-re-elected-as-debian-project-leader?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5031351amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/39582f29/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480135822/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39582f29/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/A2dtv-jBGvU" height="1" width="1"/
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    Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

    Mon, 2014-04-14 09:15
    dcblogs (1096431) writes "A study of New York City's tech workforce found that 44% of jobs in the city's 'tech ecosystem,' or 128,000 jobs, 'are accessible' to people without a Bachelor's degree. This eco-system includes both tech specific jobs and those jobs supported by tech. For instance, a technology specific job that doesn't require a Bachelor's degree might be a computer user support specialist, earning $28.80 an hour, according to this study. Tech industry jobs that do not require a four-year degree and may only need on-the-job training include customer services representatives, at $18.50 an hour, telecom line installer, $37.60 an hour, and sales representatives, $33.60 an hour. The study did not look at 'who is actually sitting in those jobs and whether people are under-employed,' said Kate Wittels, a director at HRamp;A Advisors, a real-estate and economic-development consulting firm, and report author.. Many people in the 'accessible' non-degree jobs may indeed have degrees. For instance. About 75% of the 25 employees who work at New York Computer Help in Manhattan have a Bachelor's degree. Of those with Bachelor's degrees, about half have IT-related degrees."pdiv class="share_submission" style="position:relative;" a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Bachelor's+Degree%3A+An+Unnecessary+Path+To+a+Tech+Job%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F1eAr0AL"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"/a a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F14%2F04%2F14%2F1339200%2Fbachelors-degree-an-unnecessary-path-to-a-tech-job%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"img src="http://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"/a a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/1339200/bachelors-degree-an-unnecessary-path-to-a-tech-job?utm_source=slashdotamp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"img src="http://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"//a /div/ppa href="http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/04/14/1339200/bachelors-degree-an-unnecessary-path-to-a-tech-job?utm_source=rss1.0moreanonamp;utm_medium=feed"Read more of this story/a at Slashdot./piframe src="http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discussamp;id=5031341amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"/iframeimg width='1' height='1' src='http://slashdot.feedsportal.com/c/35028/f/647410/s/39581749/sc/36/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/194480104979/u/49/f/647410/c/35028/s/39581749/sc/36/a2t.img" border="0"/img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/djTP4hnVG48" height="1" width="1"/
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