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+ - Survey Results For The DoD Computers Lenovo->

Submitted by joeybernharde
joeybernharde (3419605) writes "Have you heard the survey results for the DoD computers Lenovo? It turns out that the Department of Defense Lenovo computers are much more reliable than the average computers. In fact, the ThinkPad notebooks have failure rates of up to 16% lower than the normal average. The ThinkCentre desktops are even better at 28% lower! Click here for more information about Department of Defense Lenovo computer."
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+ - Satellite Internet connections for South America (specifically Peru). Advice? 6

Submitted by EdIII
EdIII (1114411) writes "I've been looking on the Internet for a decent contention service (4:1,10:1) in South America and I am not finding much. I have also heard that some frequency bands are a lot better at cutting through cloud cover. This is for a fairly remote ground station with reliable power generation, but also routinely cloudy. I would need at least 3/1Mbps with hopefully decent latency. What's your advice Slashdotters? Yes, I know that some of the solutions can cost 20K for deployment and 2-10K per month for service. Not looking NASA results with Home Depot parts on the budget of a 7/11 chiclet. Feel free to to tell me about a good commercial service. There is another ground station that might be deployed in north east Alaska. Thanks"

+ - Fuel cell-powered data centres could cut costs, carbon->

Submitted by angry tapir
angry tapir (1463043) writes "A group of Microsoft researchers believe that using fuel cells to power data centres could potentially result in an "over 20% reduction in costs using conservative projections", cutting infrastructure and power input costs. In addition, using fuel cells would likely result in a smaller carbon footprint for data centres. The researchers looked at the potential of using fuel cells at the rack level to power servers in data centres — although they note there is a long way to go before this could become a reality (not least of the small worldwide production level of fuel cells)."
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+ - The NSA Revelations Decoded->

Submitted by Robotron23
Robotron23 (832528) writes "The Guardian has published a comprehensive review of the revelations derived from leaked documents published by Edward Snowden. Among the topics covered are NSA monitoring programs and techniques, the legal framework of such programs, counter-surveillance techniques, events such as the Lavabit shutdown, and prospects for reform. In the final section, some NSA documents are available for access."
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+ - Linux 3.12 Release, Linux 4.0 Kernel With Only Bug-Fixes Proposed->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Linus Torvalds announced the Linux 3.12 kernel release with a large number of improvements through many subsystems including new EXT4 file-system features, AMD Berlin APU support, a major CPUfreq governor improvement yielding impressive performance boosts for certain hardware/workloads, new drivers, and continued bug-fixing. Linus also took the opportunity to share possible plans for Linux 4.0. He's thinking of tagging Linux 4.0 following the Linux 3.19 release in about one year and is also considering the idea of Linux 4.0 being a release cycle with nothing but bug-fixes. Does Linux really need an entire two-month release cycle with nothing but bug-fixing? It's still to be decided by the kernel developers."
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+ - Microsoft Admits Windows 8.1 Update May Bork Your Mouse, Promises a Fix->

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "Microsoft has several valid reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 8.1, which is free if you already own Windows 8. However, there's a known issue that might give some gamers pause before clicking through in the Windows Store. There have been complaints of mouse problems after applying the Windows 8.1 update, most of which have been related to lag in video games, though Microsoft confirmed there are other potential quirks. Acknowledging the problem, Microsoft says it's also actively investigating the issues and working on a patch."
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+ - Project seeks to build inexpensive 9-inch monitor for Raspberry Pi->

Submitted by angry tapir
angry tapir (1463043) writes "A Kickstarter project is aiming to bring an inexpensive 9-inch portable monitor to the popular US$25 Raspberry Pi PC, which comes without a keyboard, mouse or monitor. The "HDMIPi" will include an LCD panel that will show images at a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Computers can be hooked up to the monitor via an HDMI controller board that can be wired to the LCD. The display is being made by Raspi.TV and Cyntech."
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+ - Intel Open-Sources Broadwell GPU Driver & Indicates Major Silicon Changes->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Intel shipped open-source Broadwell graphics driver support for Linux this weekend. While building upon the existing Intel Linux GPU driver, the kernel driver changes are significant in size for Broadwell. Code comments from Intel indicate that these processors shipping in 2014 will have "some of the biggest changes we've seen on the execution and memory management side of the GPU" and "dwarf any other silicon iteration during my tenure, and certainly can compete with the likes of the gen3->gen4 changes." Come next year, Intel may now be able to better take on AMD and NVIDIA discrete graphics solutions."
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+ - Pilot blinded at 1000 mph by helmet technical glitch ..->

Submitted by codeusirae
codeusirae (3036835) writes "RAF pilots were left “blinded” by a barrage of images while flying at speeds of over 1,000 mph when a number of technical glitches hit their high-tech helmets.

The visors were supposed to provide the fighter pilots with complete vision and awareness, but problems with the display produced a blurring known as “green-glow”, meaning they were unable to see clearly.

The green glow occurred when a mass of information was displayed on the helmet-mounted display systems, including radar pictures and images from cameras mounted around the aircraft."

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+ - Simple backups to a neighbor

Submitted by renzema
renzema (84617) writes "I'm looking for a way to do near-site backups — backups that are not on my physical property, but with a hard drive still accessible should I need to do a restore (let's face it — this is where cloud backup services are really weak — 1 TB at 3-4mb downloads just doesn't cut it). I've tried crashplan, but that requires that someone has a computer on all the time and they don't ship hard drives to Sweden. What I want is to be able to back up my Windows and Mac to both a local disk and to a disk that I own that is not on site. I don't want a computer running 24x7 to support this — just a router or NAS. I would even be happy with a local disk that is somehow mirrored to a remote location. I haven't found anything out there that makes this simple. Any ideas?"

+ - The NSA's next move: silencing university professors?-> 2

Submitted by wabrandsma
wabrandsma (2551008) writes "From the Guardian:

A Johns Hopkins computer science professor blogs on the NSA and is asked to take it down.

A professor in the computer science department at Johns Hopkins, a leading American university, had written a post on his blog, hosted on the university's servers, focused on his area of expertise, which is cryptography. The post was highly critical of the government, specifically the National Security Agency, whose reckless behavior in attacking online security astonished him.

On Monday, he gets a note from the acting dean of the engineering school asking him to take the post down and stop using the NSA logo as clip art in his posts. The email also informs him that if he resists he will need a lawyer.

Why would an academic dean cave under pressure and send the takedown request without careful review, which would have easily discovered, for example, that the classified documents to which the blog post linked were widely available in the public domain?"

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+ - Fake Grand Theft Auto 5 Torrent Spreads Trojan Virus Using Text Messages->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "If you're sifting through torrents in search of a free copy of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 5, you may want to put on the breaks. One alleged GTA 5 torrent actually spreads a Trojan virus instead of giving you access to Rockstar Games' next installment of the open-world sandbox series."
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