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Comment: Re:Project should use trademark defense (Score 1) 116

by TechyImmigrant (#49831735) Attached to: nmap Maintainer Warns He Doesn't Control nmap SourceForge Mirror

The project's being 'mirrored' should just use trademark defense and force SF to not use the same trademark/project name for the altered binaries they are peddling. SF actions are obviously harming the brand that those projects have worked hard to establish.

This. Trademark GIMP, NMAP or whatever. Take it with you. SF can fork the code, but they need to put a different name on it so users are led into thinking the code has a provenance other that what it actually has.

Comment: Re:Adopts? (Score 1) 170

USB C was something Apple gave the USB folks because they're just disgusted with the crap that is the USB connector

i second the 'huh?' from the other poster. Apple did grant the USB consortium some patents, but they were not involved with the design of the USB C connector at all. It was developed by a committee, with some fairly major contributions from Google.

+ - 100kb of unusual code protecting nuclear, ATC and United Nations systems->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: For an ex-academic security company still in the seeding round, startup Abatis has a small but interesting roster of clients, including Lockheed Martin, the Swiss military, the United Nations and customers in the civil nuclear and air traffic control sectors. The company's product, a kernel driver compatible with Windows, Linux and Unix, weighs just 100kb with no dependencies, and achieves a 100% effectiveness rate against intruders by preventing unauthorised I/O activity. The CEO of Abatis claims "We can stop zero day malware — the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns,”. The software requires no use of signature files, white-listing, heuristics or sandboxing, with a separate report [http://www.abatis-hdf.com/downloads/AV%20Power%20Consumption%20Trial%20Executive%20Summary%20v1%200.pdf] from Lockheed Martin confirming very significant potential for energy savings — up to £125,000 p/a in a data centre with 10,000 servers.
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+ - Amazon: Build Us a Better Warehouse Robot->

Submitted by Nerval's Lobster
Nerval's Lobster writes: Amazon relies quite a bit on human labor, most notably in its warehouses. The company wants to change that via machine learning and robotics, which is why earlier this year it invited 30 teams to a “Picking Contest.” In order to win the contest, a team needed to build a robot that can outpace other robots in detecting and identifying an object on a shelf, gripping said object without breaking it, and delivering it into a waiting receptacle. According to Engadget, Team RBO, composed of researchers from the Technical University of Berlin, won last month’s competition by a healthy margin. Their winning design combined a WAM arm (complete with a suction cup for lifting objects) and an XR4000 mobile base into a single unit capable of picking up 12 objects in 20 minutes—not exactly blinding speed, but enough to demonstrate significant promise. If Amazon’s contest demonstrated anything, it’s that it could be quite a long time before robots are capable of identifying and sorting through objects at speeds even remotely approaching human (and thus taking over those jobs). Chances seem good that Amazon will ask future teams to build machines that are even smarter and faster.
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