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Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Have you ever tried signing up for one of those “free dating sites or flirting sites”, only to find out later it isn’t free! Newsflash! They aren’t free! At least the majority of those flashy popular ones that rank so high in the searches are premium monthly subscriptions. Oh yeah, to give them your information is free, to create a preempted profile is free, but to actually chat with women on the majority of these dating sites is not free at all. Most of them try to force you to sign up to even read the dozens of “fake ass” messages you receive everyday after the free sign-up. How do we know? We have tested many of these sites for purposes to benefit you."
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Android

+ - Tizen 2.0 will face a crowded market. But what does it mean for Android?->

Submitted by Steve Patterson
Steve Patterson (2850575) writes "The Tizen 2.0 release Samsung talked about at the Mobile World Congress is stirring questions about what it is and how it is positioned with Adroid and Samsung flagship products such as the Galaxy S 4. It would cost Samsung hundreds of millions in table stakes to make Tizen an Android competitor, but that does not mean that Tizen won't have a long and useful life."
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Science

+ - Building a Brain-controlled Wheelchair at Home->

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Healthline Team
Healthline Team writes "We’ve all seen step-by-step instructions for baking a cake or assembling a bookshelf, but what about do-it-yourself tips for building your own mind-controlled wheelchair? That's just what neuroengineering firm Emotiv has posted on its website for researchers and electronic hobbyists who want to try their hand at turning a simple electric wheelchair into a conveyance of the future."
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Businesses

The Twighlight of Small In-House Data Centers 180

Posted by samzenpus
from the say-goodnight dept.
dcblogs writes "Virtualization, cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) is making it much easier to shift IT infrastructure operations to service providers, and that is exactly what many users are doing. Of the new data center space being built in the U.S., service providers accounted for about 13% of it last year, but by 2017 they will be responsible for more than 30% of this new space, says IDC. 'We are definitely seeing a trend away from in-house data centers toward external data centers, external provisioning,' said Gartner analyst Jon Hardcastle. Among those planning for a transition is the University of Kentucky's CIO, who wants to reduce his data center footprint by half to two thirds. He expects in three to five years service provider pricing models 'will be very attractive to us and allow us to take most of our computing off of our data center.' IT managers says a big reason for the shift is IT pros don't want to work in data centers at small-to-mid size firms that can't offer them a career path. Hank Seader, managing principal of the Uptime Institute, said that it takes a 'certain set of legacy skills, a certain commitment to the less than glorious career fields to make data centers work, and it's hard to find people to do it.'"

+ - "Court" Navalny.->

Submitted by krasnoturinsk
krasnoturinsk (1439797) writes "So, in mid-April (15-19) will take place at the historic trial-the trial of Alexei Navalny.

It is clear from the outset that the process of the 146% political and prosecutorial decisions to reality, but rather, in consequence of the Court and will have nothing to do.
Very interesting how the Prosecutor reviewed the case for 1 day, 30 volumes and sent materials to the Court, hence the decision has already been made.

The case itself is so "stupid", that the first review of the do not understand, why all this cheese-cutter. It bought the wood for 15.5 million, sold for 17 million. As one friend of mine likes to say: "the market is always two fool, one sells the other buys. Therefore, following the logic of the charges we have so you can "condemn" most businessmen and call into question many of the market relations. In addition to all this, SK claims that it is because of the "VLK" (the company '') went bankrupt, the company "Kirovles", although the share of sales of the "VLK" accounted for only 2% of the total.

By the way all the materials of the case laid out here is Alex at this address: http://navalny.ru/kirovles/and each of you has a real opportunity to learn from them and don't believe a word of any of the parties, and verify everything yourself.

Obviously, the investigation has no legal strategy, only bloat from "nothings" and PR campaign on this. It is evident that SK, with the Court to become a punitive organ for unwanted regime. And a guilty verdict in the corridors already imposed, whether it's a real landing (up to 10 years ' imprisonment) or suspended sentence, which will automatically vote for Alex.

I believe that the most publicized this process we must give. I remember the trial of Pussy Riot, which took place in the summer. There's a lot of people came to court to support the girls, because everyone realized that the process turned into a court trial and render a decision in the case of an inappropriate and could not leave that aside.

And if PR was tried, apparently because their resentment at Tony's words, will be tried for specific exposures of our "powers that be", our dear (in the truest sense of the word) officials, who say about the morality of the day Deputy, about foreign agents, and in the evening to fly to Miami to his villa and is very much concerned about the Cypriot "plundering loot" (in the words of Medvedev). And the next day are rubbing their hands, because the budget for the Sochi Olympics, they blew up the bestolkovuû even more.

And "prisoners may 6" that soon as the year sitting in jail with incomprehensible charges.

Will be judged, because it became a Bulk, as "a thorn in the ass", because razvorovyvat continue to hinder the already razvorovannuû the country, humiliate people and enjoy all of this.

Personally, I will come on the day of the "Court" to this building on UL. (Drelevskogo) home spasskaya 20 and moral support of Alexis and justice, as you wish. Such "notable" do not judge a person processes, and intimidate citizens across the country."

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Security

Did the Spamhaus DDoS Really Slow Down Global Internet Access? 70

Posted by samzenpus
from the what's-to-blame dept.
CowboyRobot writes "Despite the headlines, the big denial of service attack may not have slowed the Internet after all. The argument against the original claim include the fact that reports of Internet users seeing slowdowns came not from service providers, but the DDoS mitigation service CloudFlare, which signed up Spamhaus as a customer last week. Also, multiple service providers and Internet watchers have now publicly stated that while the DDoS attacks against Spamhaus could theoretically have led to slowdowns, they've seen no evidence that this occurred for general Internet users. And while some users may have noticed a slowdown, the undersea cable cuts discovered by Egyptian sailors had more of an impact than the DDoS."
Power

Solar Impulse Airplane To Launch First Sun-Powered Flight Across America 89

Posted by samzenpus
from the guided-by-the-light dept.
First time accepted submitter markboyer writes "The Solar Impulse just landed at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California to announce a journey that will take it from San Francisco to New York without using a single drop of fuel. The 'Across America' tour will kick off this May when founders Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg take off from San Francisco. From there the plane will visit four cities across the states before landing in New York."
Android

+ - How Android App Development Can Benefit Your Enterprises->

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zeel
zeel writes "Mobile technology has not uplifted the standard of mobile industry, but also benefitted various sectors as well. Whether you want to promote your business, launch any new product or just entertainment, mobile application development has serve your entire needs with utmost efficiency. iPhone was once a dream mobile phone, but has got a strong competition from Android in past a few years."
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Power

Laser Fusion's Brightest Hope 115

Posted by samzenpus
from the coming-together dept.
First time accepted submitter szotz writes "The National Ignition Facility has one foot in national defense and another in the future of commercial energy generation. That makes understanding the basic justification for the facility, which boasts the world's most powerful laser system, more than a little tricky. This article in IEEE Spectrum looks at NIF's recent missed deadline, what scientists think it will take for the facility to live up to its middle name, and all of the controversy and uncertainty that comes from a project that aspires to jumpstart commercial fusion energy but that also does a lot of classified work. NIF's national defense work is often glossed over in the press. This article pulls in some more detail and, in some cases, some very serious criticism. Physicist Richard Garwin, one of the designers of the hydrogen bomb, doesn't mince words. When it comes to nuclear weapons, he says in the article, '[NIF] has no relevance at all to primaries. It doesn't do a good job of mimicking secondaries...it validates the codes in regions that are not relevant to nuclear weapons.'"
The Almighty Buck

+ - Obama signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' Into Law->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Despite over 250,000 people's names on a petition asking for a veto of the the spending bill, Obama on Thursday signed into law HR 933 which includes a rider referred to as the "Monsanto Protection Act." This provision "effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of GMO or GE crops and seeds, no matter what health consequences from the consumption of these products may come to light in the future... With HR 933 now a law, however, the court system no longer has the right to step in and protect the consumer.""
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Media

Roku Finally Gets a 2D Menu System 80

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-look dept.
DeviceGuru writes "Many of us have griped for years about Roku's retro one-dimensional user interface. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the new Roku 3 model, the Linux-based media streaming player is getting a two-dimensional facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones. Current Roku users, who will now begin suffering from UI-envy, will be glad to learn that Roku plans to push out a firmware update next month to many earlier models, including the Roku LT, Roku HD (model 2500R), Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, and Roku Streaming Stick. A short demo of the new 2D Roku menu system is available in this YouTube video."
Security

+ - Did the Spamhaus DDos really slow down global Internet access?->

Submitted by
CowboyRobot
CowboyRobot writes "Despite the headlines, the big denial of service attack may not have slowed the Internet after all. The argument against the original claim include the fact that reports of Internet users seeing slowdowns came not from service providers, but the DDoS mitigation service CloudFlare, which signed up Spamhaus as a customer last week. Also, multiple service providers and Internet watchers have now publicly stated that while the DDoS attacks against Spamhaus could theoretically have led to slowdowns, they've seen no evidence that this occurred for general Internet users. And while some users may have noticed a slowdown, the undersea cable cuts discovered by Egyptian sailors had more of an impact than the DDoS."
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Google

Google Releases Street View Images From Fukushima Ghost Town 63

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-fallout-map dept.
mdsolar writes in with news that Goolge has released Street View pictures from inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima disaster. "Google Inc. (GOOG) today released images taken by its Street View service from the town of Namie, Japan, inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Google, operator of the world's biggest Web search engine, entered Namie this month at the invitation of the town's mayor, Tamotsu Baba, and produced the 360-degree imagery for the Google Maps and Google Earth services, it said in an e-mailed statement. All of Namie's 21,000 residents were forced to flee after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the town, causing the world's worst nuclear accident after Chernobyl. Baba asked Mountain View, California-based Google to map the town to create a permanent record of its state two years after the evacuation, he said in a Google blog post."
Technology

Gartner Says 3D Printers Will Cost Less Than $2,000 By 2016 170

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-you-one dept.
colinneagle writes "Widespread adoption of 3D printing technology may not be that far away, according to a Gartner report predicting that enterprise-class 3D printers will be available for less than $2,000 by 2016. 3D printers are already in use among many businesses, from manufacturing to pharmaceuticals to consumers goods, and have generated a diverse set of use cases. As a result, the capabilities of the technology have evolved to meet customer needs, and will continue to develop to target those in additional markets, Gartner says."

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