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Crime

Russian Man Extradited To US For Heartland, Dow Jones Cyberattacks 88 88

itwbennett writes: A Russian man accused of high-profile cyberattacks on Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Heartland Payment Systems and 7-Eleven has been extradited to the U.S. and appeared in court in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday. Vladimir Drinkman, 34, of Syktyykar and Moscow, Russia was charged for his alleged role in a data theft conspiracy that targeted major corporate networks and stole more than 160 million credit card numbers, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a press release. Drinkman appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and entered a plea of not guilty to the 11 counts he faces. His trial is scheduled to begin in April.
Input Devices

Samsung's Advanced Chips Give Its Cameras a Big Boost 192 192

GhostX9 writes: SLR Lounge just posted a first look at the Samsung NX1 28.1 MP interchangeable lens camera. They compare it to Canon and Sony full-frame sensors. Spoiler: The Samsung sensor seems to beat the Sony A7R sensor up to ISO 3200. They attribute this to Samsung's chip foundry. While Sony is using 180nm manufacturing (Intel Pentium III era) and Canon is still using 500nm process (AMD DX4 era), Samsung has gone with 65nm with copper interconnects (Intel Core 2 Duo — Conroe era). Furthermore, Samsung's premium lenses appear to be as sharp or sharper than Canon's L line and Sony's Zeiss line in the center, although the Canon 24-70/2.8L II is sharper at the edge of the frame.

Comment: Re:A few answers from the original AC (Score 1) 403 403

systemd is actually a lot of little utilities that each do one thing. If you don't know that, you're probably getting your information from biased sources.

The 'problem' with that line of thought is the systemd utilities are specific to systemd, they dont work with other systems. The unix philosophy isnt about just having lots of different commands, but that those commands work on a standard interface (hence the whole everything is a file aspect of unix even hardware devices). The complaint he's really trying to make is that those utilities are highly specialized and work only with systemd.

Disclaimer: I don't know how true the information on systemd in this post is. I'm just trying to better articulate a point the AC was trying to make.

Comment: Re:Google doesn't support old versions? (Score 1) 629 629

And this is why I won't buy any Android stuff except the "nexus" line that gets updates.

All google promises on those is 18 months of updates. Although the update to lollipop for my 2012 n7 was a pleasant surprise, it is the first time they've updated a nexus that old.

Comment: Re:Streetlights anyone? (Score 1) 291 291

Would it be ok if the electric company required you to aim your yard light into the street for the publics free use?

your electric company has never tried to sell you "security lighting"? It's exactly that, they charge you money to install a light that shines on the street. You have to pay every month on your bill for it.

Data Storage

How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive 438 438

itwbennett writes: For too long, it looked like SSD capacity would always lag well behind hard disk drives, which were pushing into the 6TB and 8TB territory while SSDs were primarily 256GB to 512GB. That seems to be ending. In September, Samsung announced a 3.2TB SSD drive. And during an investor webcast last week, Intel announced it will begin offering 3D NAND drives in the second half of next year as part of its joint flash venture with Micron. Meanwhile, hard drive technology has hit the wall in many ways. They can't really spin the drives faster than 7,200 RPM without increasing heat and the rate of failure. All hard drives have now is the capacity argument; speed is all gone. Oh, and price. We'll have to wait and see on that.

Comment: Re:Corn Subsidies (Score 1) 186 186

Many studies have shown that it is healthiest to eat mostly vegetables, which is more or less the exact opposite of the paleo diet.

You sure about that? The Paleo diet I heard of involves only 19-35% of your alories from meats, the rest from vegetables. It just calls for non-starchy vegetables

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