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+ - Japan nuclear struggle focuses on cracked reactor -> 1

Submitted by SillySnake
SillySnake (727102) writes "Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it had found a crack in the pit at its No.2 reactor in Fukushima, generating readings 1,000 millisieverts of radiation per hour in the air inside the pit.

"With radiation levels rising in the seawater near the plant, we have been trying to confirm the reason why, and in that context, this could be one source," said Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said on Saturday."

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Comment: Now that's fresh (Score 1) 205

by gmelis (#35677130) Attached to: Microsoft Files EU Competition Complaint Against Google
"Specifically, the complaint charges that Google hurts competition...by making it difficult for Microsoft's mobile phone software to show videos from YouTube; by blocking access to content owned by book publishers which Google has copied and stored; by not allowing advertisers to use their own data about customers garnered from Google on other sites, such as those owned by Microsoft; by blocking websites from using competing "search boxes"; and by making it expensive for potential competitors to Google to advertise online". Aha, so that's what's wrong with video on windows phones! Then why is it that mine works just the same on vimeo and youtube? How exactly can someone block a website from using competing search boxes? Expensive for competition... now that's a strange one. I bet all google customers are just begging google to raise their prices, but they don't budge. "No, I won't lower my prices; *you* raise yours!!!" That's all that competition is about. Ah, and all this book data you gathered and stored... don't forget to give me full access to this. We don't have the time and patience to do our own homework, ok?

Comment: Strange how much fuss... (Score 1) 136

by gmelis (#34640166) Attached to: De Raadt Doubts Alleged Backdoors Made It Into OpenBSD
...can be made over something so obvious. OpenBSD's code has been screened again and again. If something was amiss somebody would have noticed it. Even now that such allegations have been made, anybody could go over the code and check for such backdoors. Yet nothing has been reported yet. What the f..k. I'll continue putting my trust on OpenBSD for security in data communication.
Privacy

Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register 89

Posted by timothy
from the not-just-register-their-displeasure dept.
Cwix writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state: 'Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts, and special services.'"
Programming

The State of Ruby VMs — Ruby Renaissance 89

Posted by Soulskill
from the take-your-pick dept.
igrigorik writes "In the short span of just a couple of years, the Ruby VM space has evolved to more than just a handful of choices: MRI, JRuby, IronRuby, MacRuby, Rubinius, MagLev, REE and BlueRuby. Four of these VMs will hit 1.0 status in the upcoming year and will open up entirely new possibilities for the language — Mac apps via MacRuby, Ruby in the browser via Silverlight, object persistence via Smalltalk VM, and so forth. This article takes a detailed look at the past year, the progress of each project, and where the community is heading. It's an exciting time to be a Rubyist."
Hardware

Software To Diagnose Faulty PC Hardware? 274

Posted by timothy
from the diagnostics-are-underrated dept.
Etylowy writes "Over the years I have repaired my own PC and those belonging to family and friends many, many times. While in most cases it turned out to be restoring a system after malware/the user/Windows made a mess, or simple cases of 'follow the smell of smoke and molten plastic,' there were some nasty ones where the computer mostly works. By 'mostly,' I mean: you can boot it up, it might even work for a while, but will crash way too often to blame it all on Microsoft — what do you do then? Once you strip it of any extra hardware (which, with today's motherboards that have pretty much everything integrated, might not be an option) you are left with the CPU, motherboard, graphics card, RAM and HDD. You can test the HDD, you can run memtest86+ to check the RAM, but how do you go about testing the CPU, motherboard and graphics card trio to find which is to blame? Replacing them one by one isn't really an option. Do you know of any software that would help the way memtest helps with RAM?"
Networking

Windows Server Trusts Samba4 Active Directory 182

Posted by timothy
from the honey-it's-not-that-you-don't-trust-me dept.
Darren Ginter writes "A group of Samba v4 developers recently spent a week in Redmond to work with Microsoft on Active Directory interoperability(?!). The result? Windows Server will now join, trust and replicate a Samba-based Active Directory using Microsoft-native protocols. Although Samba v4 is still in the alpha stages, this is a huge step for open source. Or it could be a trap."

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