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+ - Physicists Prove Surprising Rule of Threes->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "More than 40 years after a Soviet nuclear physicist proposed an outlandish theory that trios of particles can arrange themselves in an infinite nesting-doll configuration, experimentalists have reported strong evidence that this bizarre state of matter is real."
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+ - LogMeIn Free no longer be available, only paid for options available.->

Submitted by SolarAxix
SolarAxix (457087) writes "From the forum post: "LogMeIn Free will no longer be available starting January 21, 2014. We will begin gradually migrating users of LogMeIn and Ignition-branded remote access offerings to a paid-only account-level subscription of LogMeIn Pro."

"...In order to continue using remote access, you will need to purchase an account-level subscription of LogMeIn Pro."

If you've been using the free version, it looks like you don't have access to any of your systems anymore (other than getting a trial license) and have to purchase a license if you want to keep using it. It looks like it's time to look for an alternative free solutions for those of us who were using it to help friends and family members and manage our own systems."

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+ - 25 worst passwords of 2013-> 1

Submitted by ddelmonte
ddelmonte (657802) writes "The Washington Post (Neal Augenstein), is reporting on the wort passwords used in 2013 according to SplashData. There is also a link in the article to the top 100 passwords used in the Adobe heist. Mr. Augenstein concludes that people are more concerned about remembering their passwords than having them as difficult for "crooks to infiltrate" ."
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+ - Candy Crush Saga Has Trademarked the Word 'Candy'->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes ", owners of Candy Crush, have received a U.S. trademark on the use of the word "candy" in games and clothing. Forbes thinks it is overly broad. "One would think Hasbro, the maker of that venerable children's board game (which does have video game versions) Candy Land, would already have this trademark sewed up.""
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+ - LogMeIn to discontinue free access with 1 day notice despite $190m in revenue->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The remote desktop service "LogMeIn" sent an email to its users today notifying them that "LogMeIn Free" will be discontinued — as of today. This is a major shock with minimal warning to the millions of users who have come to rely on their service made all the more surprising by the fact that "consensus revenue estimates for LogMeIn in 2014 are $190.3 million", suggesting that their system of providing both free and paid accounts for what is ultimately a straightforward service that could be duplicated for well under $1 million was already doing quite well."
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+ - Russian Teen Created Software Used In Target Breach->

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "A Los Angeles security company believes that BlackPOS, the malware that infected Target's point-of-sale systems and was responsible for the recent massive security breach, was created by a 17-year-old Russian who goes by the name of "ree4" online. ree4 doesn't seem to have been directly involved in the attack, though he may have received a cut of the profits from it. Meanwhile, two Mexican nationals were arrested at a U.S. border crossing in Texas on suspicions of being connected to the breach, though they may have done nothing more than purchased stolen credit card information."
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+ - Voynich Manuscript may have originated in New World

Submitted by bmearns
bmearns (1691628) writes "The Voynich Manuscript is every geek's favorite "indecipherable" illuminated manuscript. It's bizarre depictions of strange plants and animals, astrological diagrams, and hordes of tiny naked women bathing in a system of interconnected tubs that bare an uneasy resemblance to the human digestive system, have inspired numerous essays and doctoral theses', plus one XKCD comic. Now a team of botanists (yes, botanists) may have uncovered an important clue as to its origin and content, by identifying several of the plants and animals depicted, and linking them to the Spanish territories in Central America."

+ - EuroPython 2014 Call for Proposal open->

Submitted by ajung
ajung (116367) writes "We are happy to announce that the call-for-proposals for the EuroPython 2014
conference is now open for submissions until Feb 9th 2014.

You submit proposals for talks, posters and training. There will be also a dedicated track
for talks in German (the PyCon.DE 2014 conference will be integrated with EuroPython this

For further information visit the EuroPython 2014 web site:"

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Submitted by DrewLee
DrewLee (3507661) writes "Status Update! On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, status on the CANDY trademark changed to APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION.
On Wednesday, February 06, 2013, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for CANDY by Limited, St.Julian's STJ3140. The USPTO has given the CANDY trademark serial number of 85842584. The current federal status of this trademark filing is APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION. The correspondent listed for CANDY is ANDREW S. EHARD of MERCHANT & GOULD P.C., PO BOX 2910, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402-0910 . The CANDY trademark is filed in the category of Computer & Software Products & Electrical & Scientific Products , Clothing Products , Education and Entertainment Services ."

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+ - Japanese CCTV System Identifies Criminals by the Way they Walk-> 1

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "A new system for identifying criminals will use gait recognition as a way of identifying individual criminals in a crowd of up to 1,000 people with 99% accuracy by measuring how they walk, together with other physical characteristics. The system will look at a person's walking style including hand movements and stride — collectively known as gait recognition — and once it has been identified, the system can see whether the footage from other CCTV cameras offers up a match."
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+ - Logmein removes free access->

Submitted by k280
k280 (2593657) writes "LogMeIn, a popular remote-desktop tool, has decided to close its free offering.
I often used LogMeIn when helping out friends and family because it was straightforward for end users to download and install. Additionally, it provided a good level of remote access and control, including the ability to perform remote logins.

What alternative tools are available for free, and how do they compare to LogMeIn?"

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+ - SPAM: Sleep disorders change human transcriptome

Submitted by cusabio1
cusabio1 (3475259) writes "Italy Neurobehavioral Institute of Technology geneticist Valter Tucci ( not involved in the study ) , said: " I think it's pretty fresh and interesting changes in ig3v9e4 sleep time will result in a significant impact only need to detect these genes , we can see . the most far-reaching destructive effect . "

In the 1930s and 1940s, studies of circadian rhythm precursor Nathaniel Kleitman discovered that when he forced himself to comply with the 28 hours of sleep -wake cycle , his body temperature does not fluctuate like the normal 24-hour cycle. University of Surrey sleep physiologist Derk-Jan Dijk said: "When you're not the right time to sleep , the other will usually reduce the amplitude of circadian rhythms of people think that many of the problems arise during the jet lag or shift workers . are due to circadian rhythm disorders caused our problem is that the transcriptome in the end what happened to change ? "

Dijk and colleagues invited 22 volunteers into their clinical research center within three days the participants sleep latency four hours a day until they are changed during the day time sleep. Blood samples were taken periodically and analyzed transcripts chip , the researchers found that " the timing of the expression and regulation of these transcripts had a huge impact," co-author of the paper, University of Surrey , a molecular biologist and geneticist Simon Archer said sleep .

In the beginning of the experiment , nearly 6.5% of the participants followed the transcripts 24 hours rhythm , consistent with the estimated value of other Human Proinsulin ELISA Kit circadian gene expression . But at the end of three 28 hours cycle, only 1% of the expression of genes such periodic display . Dijk said: "This is a considerable decline which basically explains that when you break the routine of sleep , circadian rhythm amplitude decreases phenomenon extends to the molecular level. ."

Archer said that the rhythm can be attributed to the loss of several factors, including the overall decline in the amplitude of gene expression changes periodically and altered expression of time. "Some are no longer showing the circadian rhythm , some are bimodal . Usually gene expression during the day and at night peaked genes are damaged ."

Importantly, the body's master clock — the nucleus of the hypothalamus Cross (SCN) while continuing normally keep participants in blood melatonin levels showed a consistent 24-hour period to confirm this . Dijk said: " So we are beginning to see some areas of the brain in some aspects of rhythm is still intact , and some parts of the rhythm of the body is destroyed ." He and others believe that this non- synchronization of the body clock is after the jet lag and shift the root of many physiological problems arise.

By carefully to detect the loss of rhythmic gene expression , Dijk and his colleagues found that many are known factors regulating gene expression . For transcription of some genes , such as RNA polymerase II, with the other translation-related , such as ribosome initiation and elongation factors and proteins lose their 24-hour period . Even some clock genes , CLOCK and BMAL1 , including destroyed. Finally, they found that some genes involved in chromatin modification, such as methyl and acetyl transferase enzyme , also showed rhythmic fall."

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