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+ - Edward Snowden Reveals NSA Involvement with Stuxnet Development->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Edward Snowden continues to spill the beans on the extent of the US government's spying and cyber-espionage work over the past five years. The latest revelation comes via an interview carried out prior to Snowden fleeing to Hong Kong on 20 May, and confirms the NSA worked with Israel to develop the Stuxnet computer worm which targeted a Iranian nuclear facility in 2009. While this has been speculated widely previously, the US has never officially confirmed its involvement."
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Comment: Difficult question (Score 1) 191

Asking this is much like asking 'which is the best linux distro'. You won't get one answer. What type of system are you most comfortable with operating? If it is Microsoft system (for example) you have already got you answer. Are you are looking for a bare-metal hypervisor? Do you need GUI-heavy management tools? What sort of hardware are you going to use (old/new?). Probably looking at a comparison chart would be your best option. I could tell you what I use and why but that won't do you a bit of good. (kvm, stable and easy).

+ - Ethernet Turns 40 Years Old->

Submitted by alancronin
alancronin (1171375) writes "Four decades ago the Ethernet protocol made its debut as a way to connect machines in close proximity, today it is the networking layer two protocol of choice for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and everything in between. For many people Ethernet is merely the RJ45 jack on the back of a laptop, but its relative ubiquity and simplicity belie what Ethernet has done for the networking industry and in turn for consumers and enterprises. Ethernet has in the space of 40 years gone from a technology that many in the industry viewed as something not fit for high bandwidth, dependable communications to the default data link protocol."
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+ - PayPal Unveils New Android SDK, US Developers Get It on May 15

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "PayPal on Monday announced a new Android SDK that tries to make it easier for developers to accept in-app payments on Google’s mobile platform. The company says the software development kit will be available for US developers on May 15. The Android debut comes just over two months after the mobile SDK for iOS, which supports iOS 5+ on all varieties of iPhone and iPad screen sizes and resolutions. At the time, PayPal said an Android flavor was coming, and now it has delivered: its SDK will support version 2.2, meaning Froyo (released in May 2010), and above."

+ - 3D printing the Solar System->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "So here is a 3D print schematic on Shapeways for printing the Solar System. From the description:

A to-scale model of the solar system, perfect for any mad scientist's desktop! Includes all 8 planets, their planetary-massed moons, the 5 official dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris) and 4 other that are almost certain to be dwarf planets (Orcus, Quaoar, 225088 "Snow White", and Sedna)! Each concentric ring represents a different ratio scale. The Inner Planets are at a 1AU:17mm scale, the Gas Giants are at 1AU:3mm, the TNO Belt is at 1AU:1.2mm, the Scattered Disk Objects are at 1AU:0.7mm, and Sedna (an Inner Oort Cloud Object) is all the way out at 1AU:0.1mm! Each ring shows one of the objects from the previous ring to maintain their scale relationship. All the planetary spheres are on the same Logarithmic scale, including all the satellites, so feel free to compare Sedna to Ganymede!


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