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Google News Sci Tech: Google's new car insurance site lets you compare rates - Computerworld->

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Google's new car insurance site lets you compare rates
Google has launched a new auto insurance site in the U.S. designed to simplify for consumers the process of shopping for policies. Google Compare Auto Insurance, launched Thursday, is a free site that prompts users to enter the typical sorts of questions for...
Google's latest shopping tool: Auto InsuranceCNET
Google Providing Car Insurance Quotes in Latest ExpansionABC News
Google Enters Auto Insurance Space, But Big Names Hesitate to ParticipateModern Readers
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Google News Sci Tech: Astronomers find star speeding out of the galaxy - GlobalPost->

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Astronomers find star speeding out of the galaxy
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a star hurtling through the galaxy faster than any other, the result of being blasted away by the explosion of a massive partner star, researchers said on Thursday. The star, known as US 708,...
Fastest star leaving our galaxy was blasted out by a supernovaArs Technica
Fastest star to flee our Galaxy discoveredShanghai Daily (subscription)
Fastest Star in the Galaxy Got an Unusual StartNew York Times
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angry tapir (1463043) writes "Reacting to the surging popularity of the Docker virtualization technology, Red Hat has customized a version of its Linux distribution to run Docker containers. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host strips away all the utilities residing in the stock distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that aren't needed to run Docker containers. Removing unneeded components saves on storage space, and reduces the time needed for updating and booting up. It also provides fewer potential entry points for attackers. (Product page is here.)"
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Comment: Re:Installation on what machine? (Score 1) 113

by mysidia (#49192101) Attached to: Software Freedom Conservancy Funds GPL Suit Against VMWare

Well, having used VMware Workstation 8 and 9, I can was able to download and modify the Linux drivers provided by VMware, necessary to fix some kernel related bugs

I don't think the lawsuit is over vmware tools. VMware provides source code to most of the VMware tools components; often they are installed by building the source code.

The VMware hypervisor includes a special management Virtual Machine run by the vmkernel which uses Busybox.

They do not include the source code for Busybox. However, there is a written offer for customers to request source code on CD for the product you purchased, valid for 3 years after you purchased the software product from VMware, by sending a request to an address given of VMware General Counsel, Attn: Open Source Files Request.

Versions of ESXi prior to 5.5 supported an architecture for drivers called vmklinux; essentially, the VMware kernel supported a framework compatible with Linux drivers ---- you could compile Linux drivers from source code and load them into the vmklinux system. ESXi5.5 introduced a new thing called Native Drivers, but they still support the Linux kernel driver SDK. There is no Linux kernel code, other than drivers themselves, however, they have only copied the Kernel driver API interfaces.

Comment: Re:Yes, and? (Score 1) 169

by rtb61 (#49192099) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions

You do understand the huge difference between public relations and reality, how one is designed to sell stuff and truth has no relation to the sale and the other well, it might not sound nice at all but it more accurately reflects reality. No proponent of the free market generally tells the truth about the free market except to other insiders. The definition of the free market varies according to what proponents of the free market are trying to sell and to whom they are trying to sell it.

Comment: Re:One Word ... (Score 1) 232

I'm not sure I can make this any easier:

The First Amendment says "No law... abridging the freedom of speech". No exceptions.

Not "No law, unless the target is a corporation, or computer, or algorithm, or noncitizen, or..." or any other thing.

Congress shall make no law.

Yet Congress made a law they had no power to make. As such, it's not a law at all; and unenforceable in court.