sfcrazy writes "A top Monsanto executive has won the prestigious World Food Prize. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the award where Robert T. Fraley, the executive vice president and CTO of Monsanto, won the prize along with two other scientists from Belgium and the US. The award was given for devising a method to insert genes from another organism into plant sell, which could produce new genetic lines with highly favorable traits."
Purchase HOOKERS! Sorry if someone already suggested this, but I didn't want to read all the comments!
crookedvulture writes "With its Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, Intel allowed standard Core i5 and i7 CPUs to be overclocked by up to 400MHz using Turbo multipliers. Reaching for higher speeds required pricier K-series chips, but everyone got access to a little "free" clock headroom. Haswell isn't quite so accommodating. Intel has disabled limited multiplier control for non-K CPUs, effectively limiting overclocking to the Core i7-4770K and i5-4670K. Those chips cost $20-30 more than their standard counterparts, and surprisingly, they're missing a few features. The K-series parts lack the support for transactional memory extensions and VT-d device virtualization included with standard Haswell CPUs. PC enthusiasts now have to choose between overclocking and support for certain features even when purchasing premium Intel processors. AMD also has overclocking-friendly K-series parts, but it offers more models at lower prices, and it doesn't remove features available on standard CPUs."
I am waiting on the host file rant, at least it would break the cycle of it's mine, no, it's mine!! GAWD!!
An anonymous reader writes "Back in April 2012, the U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a number of publishers for allegedly colluding to raise the price of e-books on the iBookstore. As part of its investigation into Apple's actions, the Justice Department collected evidence which it claims demonstrates that Apple was the 'ringmaster' in a price fixing conspiracy. Specifically, the Justice Department claims that Apple wielded its power in the mobile app market to coerce publishers to agree to Apple's terms for iBookstore pricing."
Just delete some goddamn email.. hoarder!
No mod points, but you win!!
My bad, I should have said ProxMox, it uses OpenVZ as well as KVM.
With KVM being built in, Windows works just dandy. You set it up as a VM instead of a Container.
Right...if you notice, I mentioned containers in my original post. KVM comes built in now. You maybe should have another look at it before making broad statements.
I use OpenVZ because it can do containers as well as KVM. It keeps you from having to have different hypervisors for each. It also is fairly easy to setup and has a nice web interface for managing your virtual machines.
I am a very open minded person when it comes to what OS I use, I personally have machines running OS X, Linux (a couple of flavors), Windows 7 and WIndows 8. Everytime I pick up the laptop (A Dell E6510) that used to be my favorite, I end up shutting it down and going for the one with either Windows 7 or Linux on it. I spent 3 hours trying to figure out how to add a second email account to the wonderful email app, only to find out that it doesn't like my Exim mail server for some reason. I will be putting Windows 7 back on the machine as soon as I have some time.
People have been warning anyone who would listen for several years about the issues with these things. Do a google search on hacking POS credit card terminals, it will turn up lots of results from several years back. Yay for B&N for coming clean, but why didn't they replace them, or use their purchasing power to get them fixed before this happened?
SternisheFan writes "My Android phone (an unrooted OptimusV running 2.2.2) and my Android tablet (Arnova 7g3 running 4.1) have been subjected to hacking via either 'forced Bluetooth attack' or through the Wi-Fi signals in the home where I currently rent a room. I got an Android phone at the start of this year after my 'feature phone' was force Bluetooth hacked hoping for better security, yet I still have major security issues. For instance, my Optimus's Wi-Fi again shows an error, although I am sure that a hack is causing this since when I reset the device when it's out of range from this home's signal the Wi-Fi works fine. And now the tablet (as of recently) can't access this home's open Wi-Fi, though it works fine when at other outside hot-spots. So, my question is: Are there any good (free?) security apps out there that would actually prevent this from occurring? It's not like I'm doing nefarious things on the internet, I just want to keep it private."