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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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+ - How to fund your Android habit->

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An anonymous reader writes "With so many new Android devices being released onto the market, you have to find some way of funding your purchases,,,,your wage just might not be enough. This article provides some tips on what you can do to help raise the necessary cash that will avoid your going into the red."
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+ - GCC 4.9 Will Make Compilers More Exciting In 2014-> 1

Submitted by noahfecks
noahfecks (2379422) writes "It seems that the GCC developers finally took actions to improve after CLANG is stepping ahead. Among the highlights to look forward to right now with GCC 4.9 include:
  • The Undefined Behavior Sanitizer has been ported to GCC.
  • ADA and Fortran have seen upgrades.
  • Improved C++14 support.
  • - RX100, RX200, and RX600 processor support by GCC.
  • Intel Silvermont hardware support.
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+ - NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users->

Submitted by darrellg1
darrellg1 (969068) writes "Top-secret NSA documents, disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveal that the agency's current successes against Tor rely on identifying users and then attacking vulnerable software on their computers. One technique developed by the agency targeted the Firefox web browser used with Tor, giving the agency full control over targets' computers, including access to files, all keystrokes and all online activity.

One top-secret presentation, titled 'Tor Stinks', states: "We will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time." It continues: "With manual analysis we can de-anonymize a very small fraction of Tor users," and says the agency has had "no success de-anonymizing a user in response" to a specific request."

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+ - Linux 3.12 Codenamed "Suicidal Squirrel"->

Submitted by noahfecks
noahfecks (2379422) writes "After the Linux 3.11 kernel was codenamed "Linux for Workgroups" in reminisce of Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Linus Torvalds is using "Suicidal Squirrel" as the Linux 3.12 kernel codename. Linus Torvalds made a Git commit on Wednesday evening that stripped the kernel of its mockery "Linux/Windows for Workgroups"
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+ - CERN physicist says Dark Matter is an illusion->

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anonymousNR (1254032) writes "CERN physicist has a new theory on explaining the rotational curves of galaxies. According to him

“The key message of my paper is that dark matter may not exist and that phenomena attributed to dark matter may be explained by the gravitational polarization of the quantum vacuum,” Hajdukovic told PhysOrg.com. “The future experiments and observations will reveal if my results are only (surprising) numerical coincidences or an embryo of a new scientific revolution.”

Given the many theories around explaining various observations in recent times, there seems to be a breakthrough is on its way in our understanding of the cosmos."
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