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+ - New owners take over Bimota

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The acquisition of the legendary Rimini-based motorcycle factory was officially executed on the first days of September 2013, with the registration of the company at the Swiss Business Register. The firm has been taken over by Bimota SA, led by businessman Marco Chiancianesi, of Italian origins but operating in Switzerland for many years now in the real-estate and financial industry.
The historic brand devotees should not be concerned about the passage from Italy to Switzerland, as this involves only the new legal headquarters of the company (Lugano — CantonofTicino), while the manufacturing plant and administration offices will remain in the c premises located in Rimini (Italy).
In the past, the company gained a significant market share in the production of luxurious and exclusive motorbikes on a worldwide scale; the brand then saw a significant revival in 2003, thanks to the management of Engineer Roberto Comini, who for a decade took lead of the new ownership. Under the new management, the manufacturer re-launched some successful models, such as the DB5 bike; however, ten years later, the industry started to be affected by the global economic crisis. Hence, the injection of funds from the new ownership is fundamental in order to return be competitive and to face the global market in order to re-launch the company through a plan of investments and projects, taking up the gauntlet in order to meet future objectives.
http://www.marcochiancianesi.com/en/manager/"

Comment: weak, because they don't care (Score 3) 299

by jessepdx (#45574811) Attached to: Why People Are So Bad At Picking Passwords
there are a lot of sites, that require setting up and account, i could care less about. i use a junk email account and a simple junk password. those accounts, if they are hacked, won't give you any useful information to get into another site's account that i do care about. i think many people do the same. those junk sites also get hacked and the stolen lists get published. then the appalling headlines stating "OMG these passwords are so easy!!!" get published... so what...

Comment: get her a thin client with lockable flash (Score 1) 418

by jessepdx (#43088047) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Best To Set Up a Parent's PC?
i use 10zig thin clients running windows embedded for all the instructors at the cosmetology school i administer. you can load basic software onto them and then lock the flash. a simple reboot sends it back to the way you set it up. http://www.10zig.com/product/hyper-v_microsoft_remotefx/ you can also use SteadyState, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24373 this sets the computer into a kiosk mode where a simple reboot puts it back to the snapshot.
Technology

+ - SSD Write Endurance Considered... Sufficient->

Submitted by jyujin
jyujin (2701721) writes "Ever wonder how long your SSD will last? It's funny how bad people are at estimating just how long "100,000 writes" are going to take when spread over a device that spans several thousand of those blocks over several gigabytes of memory. It obviously gets far worse with newer flash memory that is able to withstand a whopping million writes per cell. So yeah, let's crunch some numbers and fix that misconception. Spoiler: even at the maximum SATA 3.0 link speeds, you'd still find yourself waiting several months or even years for that SSD to start dying on you."
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Crime

+ - Naked scammers blackmail men on web->

Submitted by innocent_white_lamb
innocent_white_lamb (151825) writes "Police in Singapore have received many reports of a blackmail ring that uses attractive women to seduce men via webcam/chat. "They would commence a webcam conversation with the victims and initiate cybersex by undressing themselves first before persuading the male victims to appear nude or perform sexual acts in front of the webcams", according to the Singapore Police Force. The victim then received an email and/or phone call demanding $50,000."
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