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Submission + - Amazon Announces New Car Show Featuring the Old Top Gear Presenters->

mknewman writes: Amazon has announced that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be reuniting to create “an all-new car show” that will be exclusively on Amazon Prime.

The new show will be produced by the old-time Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman and is scheduled to go into production “shortly.” It will apparently appear on screens in 2016. For what it’s worth, Jeremy Clarkson has said that the move makes him “feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.”

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Submission + - How Iceland is trying to make "actual journalism" legal->

An anonymous reader writes: Following the devastating financial collapse of 2008, the people of Iceland have become determined to reform media in a way that keeps the public knowledgeable in the hopes of avoiding another catastrophic incident. And they want to bring the rest of the world along with them.

In Reykjavik, Hopes&Fears talks to Guðjón Idir, Director of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, about how the organization aims to make Iceland the safest country in the world for journalists and journalism.

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Comment Re:Pretty sure it doesn't run on Linux (Score 1) 249 249

Pretty sure there will be a competing browser running on another device other than an xBox which utilizes screens. Pretty sure most of our blade servers make your desktop machines look like ancient Ford jalopies.

The vast majority of work done in the world is done by machines which don't talk to humans most of the time. Including the vast majority of work done on the web itself. Which is just a framing representation of various inputs and outputs we built to allow disparate machines to intercommunicate and occasionally present the data to humans.

Comment Re:Pretty sure it doesn't run on Linux (Score 0) 249 249

Thank you for that insightful and informative comment which has added so much to the discussion.

Oh, wait, no it didn't, you just wanted to remind everyone that you don't own a television.

Pretty sure my 1080p 42 inch HDTV counts as a TV.

Although it is true many scientists don't own TVs, to minimize distractions.

Comment Re:I don't want to 'feel' it, I want it to be real (Score 1) 249 249

This is why you don't let the marketroids and UI gurus design tech things. They go for feel, not substance. Substance matters.

You can enhance substance with proper UI design, so that things "fade in" as they become secure, or count down dots indicate what's enabled, but you need to actually build it right in the first place.

(caveat: my first degree was in BusMgmt Sales & Marketing focus)

Comment Re:Fingerprints can't be reissued (Score 1) 119 119

Technically, we can regrow fingerprints, but it's very expensive, and we have to alter the pattern.

Biometrics are frequently a lazy method that creates just as many problems as they solve. Most security breaches involve people spacing out. And if you make things too difficult, they subvert them, making them even more useless.

Comment Three takeaways (Score 5, Interesting) 119 119

As a former regional acting Security Officer, this whole thing brings three conclusions, which we all knew in the 80s when we set up security priniciples:

1. Full data should never be fully available on any external or easily linked database. It is far better to have a query/response system that does not have full details.

2. You don't need the full security clearance information unless you're looking for potential spies. Only the CIA internal agency and FBI internal agency data should have been internally available. Ever.

3. Linking position to clearance data (other than NEEDED level of clearance) is never a good idea. We used to keep that on locked laptops (yes, a decade before you civvies got them) in removable locked hard drives for that exact reason. In a safe that was fire proof. And EMP safe.

If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.

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