Submission + - Apple, Samsung Face New iPhone Damages Trial (reuters.com)

An anonymous reader writes: U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued her order late on Sunday, 10 months after the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a $399 million award against Samsung, whose devices include the Galaxy. The three Apple patents covered design elements of the iPhone such as its black rectangular front face, rounded corners, and colorful grid of icons for programs and apps. Koh’s order is a setback for Apple, which called a retrial unnecessary and said the award should be confirmed. The $399 million represented profit from Samsung’s sales of infringing smartphones, though the South Korean company has said it deserved reimbursement if it prevailed in the litigation. It was part of a $548 million payment that Samsung made to Apple in December 2015. The legal dispute concerned whether the “article of manufacture” for which Samsung owed damages included its entire smartphones, or only parts that infringed Apple patents.

Submission + - Elenco Razze Cani (dogalize.com)

martaxxx writes: Cani Piccolissimi Cani piccoli e cani di piccola taglia Cani taglia media Cani taglia grande Cani Grandi Cani da guardia Cani da difesa Cani Segugi Cani Pastore Cani da riporto Cani da ferma Cani da combattimento Cani da slitta Cani da caccia Cani pericolosi Cani Molossi Cani a pelo lungo Cani che non perdono pelo Cani senza pelo Cani a pelo corto Cani senza sottopelo Cani grandi pelosi Affenpinscher Airedale Terrier Akita Americano Akita Inu Alano Alano Arlecchino Alaskan Malamute American Foxhound Barbet Barboncino Barbone Basset Hound Barzoi Basenji Bassotto Beagle Bichon Frisé Bobtail Bolognese Border Collie Boston Terrier Bovaro Bernese Bovaro dell'Appenzell Boxer Bracco Italiano Broholmer Bulldog Inglese Bulldog Francese Bullmastiff Cairn Terrier Canaan Dog Cane Corso Cane da Montagna dei Pirenei Cane da Orso della Carelia Cane da Pastore della Serra di Aires Cane da Pastore di Vallee Cane da Pastore Maiorchino Cane da Pastore Romeno di Mioritza Cane da Pastore Rumeno dei Carpazi Cane dei Faraoni o Kelb tal-Fenek oppure Pharaon Hound Cane della Serra di Estrela Cane di Castro Laboreiro Cane Lupo Cecoslovacco Cane Lupo Italiano Cane Lupo Bianco Cane Lupo di Kumming Cane Lupo di Saarlos Cane Maltese Cane Maltese Nano Cane Pastore Croato Cane San Bernardo Carlino Cavalier King Chihuahua Chin Chinese Crested Dog Chow Chow Cimarron Uruguayo Cirneco dell'Etna Cocker Spaniel Coton de Tuléar Dachsbracke Dalmata Dandie Dinmont il cane Dobermann il Dogo Argentino il cane Dogue de Bordeaux English Foxhound Epagneul Breton Eurasier Field Spaniel Fila Brasileiro Fila de Sao Miguel Glen of Imaal Terrier Golden Retriever Gordon Setter Grahund Grande Bovaro Svizzero Greyhound Griffoni del Belgio Havanese Hokkaido Hovawart Husky Iceland Dog Irish Terrier Jack Russel Terrier Jamthund Kai Karjalan karhukoira Keeshond Kelpie australiano Kishu inu Komondor Korean Jindo Dog Kuvasz Labrador Labrador nero Lagotto Romagnolo Laika della Siberia Occidentale Laika della Siberia Orientale Laika Russo Europeo Landseer Lapinkoira o Cane da Renne della Lapponia Lapphund Svedese Leonberger Levriero Afgano Lhasa Apso Mastiff Mastino dei Pirenei Mastino Napoletano Mastino Spagnolo Mudi Norks Lundehund Pastore Australiano Pastore Belga Malinois Pastore Bergamasco Pastore del Caucaso Pastore dell'Asia Centrale Pastore delle Brie Pastore di Beauce Pastore di Piccardia Pastore Maremmano Pastore Olandese Pastore Scozzese Pastore Tedesco Pechinese Perro de presa Mallorquin Pinscher Pinscher Austriaco Pinscher Nano Pinscher Tedesco Pitbull Podengo Portoghese Puli Pumi Rhodesian Ridgeback Rottweiler Russian Toy Samoiedo Schnauzer Schnauzer Gigante Schnauzer Nano Setter Inglese Setter Irlandese Shapendoes Shar Pei Shiba Inu Shih Tzu Shikoku Inu Spinone Spitz Allemand Spitz Finnico o Finnish Spitz Spitz Giapponese Terranova Terrier Nero Russo Tibetan Spaniel Thai Ridgeback Tornjak Volpino West Highland White Terrier Yorkshire Cani del Sudafrica Cani Tibet Cani meno intelligenti Cani Intelligenti Cani Pigri Cani teneri Cani strani Cani silenziosi o cani che non abbaiano Cani che abbaiano di più Cani che soffrono il freddo Cani per bambini Cani da appartamento

Submission + - Court releases source code for DNA comparison software

Albanach writes: New York City’s crime lab used genotyping software called the Forensic Statistical Tool (FST) to compare DNA samples. The American Bar Association reports that the software source code was found to be potentially relevant at trial and, following motions by ProPublica, the code has been released and is available on GitHub. While FST is no longer in use in New York City, the software was used in about 1,350 cases over about 5½ years.

Submission + - Amazon Warehouse Deal Bonus: 65 Pounds of Marijuana (inc.com)

bizwriter writes: A Florida couple ordered used storage containers from Amazon. They got those along with bales of pot. The question is how the mix-up was even possible in the first place and whether Amazon has enough control over its warehouses and third-party relationships — with an apparent emphasis on the party.

Submission + - Google announces Chrome User Experience Report and Trusted Web Activity

An anonymous reader writes: At Chrome Dev Summit 2017 today in San Francisco, Google announced two new tools related to its browser: the Chrome User Experience Report and Trusted Web Activity. The former is meant to help developers improve their site’s user experience, and the latter is a new way to combine Android apps and the web in one experience.

Submission + - What If Kubernetes Is One Big Google Conspiracy?

mwagner writes: "Grab your tin foil hat and read on," says Craig Matsumoto at Enterprise Cloud News: "Kubernetes is winning hearts and minds around the container and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) worlds, but what if Google has a deeper master plan behind it? Boris Renski, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Mirantis Inc. , thinks he's lined up the clues. He's outlined the theory in a blog posting due to be published this week. 'I'd like to postulate that K8S [Kubernetes] was the first move in a longer chess game... one where the end goal is to destroy costs associated with moving workloads between clouds,' he writes. Specifically, it's about moving workloads away from Amazon Web Services (AWS), he thinks."

Submission + - Can Science Make Alcohol Safer? (wsj.com)

Zorro writes: The scion of an Indian pharmaceutical giant spent $35 million to make your martini more liver-friendly. But regulators aren’t raising their glasses just yet.

As the son of the founder of Granules India Ltd. , one of the world’s largest manufacturers of off-patent drugs, Harsha Chigurupati saw the damage that pain relievers like acetaminophen can do to the liver. He watched as scientists at Granules sought to mitigate those effects using additives. In 2002, he left Hyderabad, India, for Boston University and, after a night of drinking, woke up with a headache and an idea.

“I don’t believe in abstinence,” says Chigurupati, who, at 33 years old, still looks young enough to get carded. “What I do believe in is using technology to make life better. I’m not going to stop drinking, so why not make it safer?”

Submission + - MakerBot Tries Out Open Source Again But Must Go Much Further (hackaday.com)

szczys writes: MakerBot just announced a new Open Source initiative called "MakerBot Labs". It is a small move, centering around some new APIs and a new extruder which is listed as experimental and not covered by their normal warranty. Largely they missed the mark on making a meaningful move toward openness, but with a new CEO at the helm as of January this could be the first change of the rudder in a larger effort to turn the ship around.

The spectacular fall from grace that MakerBot has experienced, from industry leader to afterthought, makes this hat-in-hand peace offering hard to take seriously. It reads like a company making a last ditch effort to win back the users they were so sure they didn’t need just a few years ago... The wheels of progress turn slowly in any large organization, and perhaps doubly so in one that has gone through so much turmoil in a relatively short amount of time. It could be that it’s taken Goshen these last nine months to start crafting a plan to get MakerBot back into the community’s good graces.

Submission + - Inside Teslaâ(TM)s Secret Second Floor (wired.com) 3

rickih02 writes: Teslaâ(TM)s factory tour has always been a hit among visitors, but little did they know there was a lot they werenâ(TM)t seeing. At Backchannel, Teslaâ(TM)s former VP of production, Greg Reichow, pulls back the curtain on the factoryâ(TM)s âoesecretâ second floor, where many of Teslaâ(TM)s battery, power electronics, and drive-train systems are built. âoeIt was home to some of the most advanced manufacturing and automation systems in the company,â Reichow writes. Baffling to some, Reichow explains the importance of Teslaâ(TM)s vertical integration. Had the electric vehicle company simply spent too much time inhaling the âoewe know betterâ fumes of Silicon Valley? No, says Reichow. The former VP breaks down why taking on the madness of building their own car components was so worth while.

Submission + - Hunger-blocking injection lets fat monkeys quickly lose weight (newscientist.com)

schwit1 writes: When GDF15 was used on obese monkeys it made them eat 40 percent less. And when given weekly injections they lost an incredible 10 percent of their body fat over a six week period. They were also more tolerate of glucose, or sugar, which meant their risk of developing type 2 diabetes was reduced.

There are currently five obesity medications that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. These have been found to help patients lose an average of seven to 12 percent of their body weight over the course of a year. But none have been as successful as the new drug looks like it could be.

Study author Murielle Véniant said the GDF15 hybrid injection did not appear to cause any adverse side effects in monkeys.

Submission + - Kaspersky submits code for review in 'global transparency initiative' (betanews.com)

Mark Wilson writes: Kaspersky software was recently banned from US government computers over fears that the security company has links to the Russian government. This is something Kaspersky vehemently denies, and now it has announced a new "global transparency initiative" to try to win back trust.

Part of the newly transparent Kaspersky will see the company submitting source code for current and future software to "the broader information-security community and other stakeholders." It is hoping that the scrutiny will put to bed ideas that it has been engaged in espionage with the Russian authorities.

Submission + - Fanuc, a secretive Japanese factory-automation business, (bloomberg.com)

turkeydance writes: might be the planet’s most important manufacturer. The grounds approach the lower slopes of Japan’s most famous peak, encircled by a dense forest that Fanuc’s founding CEO, Seiuemon Inaba, planted decades ago to shield the company’s operations from prying eyes—an example of the preoccupation with secrecy that once led Fortune to compare him to a bond villain.

Submission + - Gates Foundation Readies New 5-Year, $1.7B U.S. K-12 Public Education Experiment

theodp writes: "Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education," writes the Washington Post's Valerie Strauss. "The others didn’t go so well, but the man, if anything, is persistent. Gates announced Thursday that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would spend more than $1.7 billion over the next five years to pay for new initiatives in public education, with all but 15 percent of it going to traditional public school districts and the rest to charter schools. {...} He said most of the new money — about 60 percent — will be used to develop new curriculums and 'networks of schools' that work together to identify local problems and solutions, using data to drive 'continuous improvement.' {...} Education philanthropy is a time-recognized tradition in the United States, though it has become increasingly popular among America’s superwealthy since Gates started in 2000. This has raised questions about whether American democracy is well-served by wealthy people pouring so much money into pet education projects — regardless of whether they are grounded in research — that public policy and funding follow. That concern has been directed most pointedly at Gates, because his foundation has spent the most by far on education philanthropy, and because he was pivotal in advancing some of the controversial priorities of the Obama administration’s Education Department. Gates has underwritten a number of projects that have had less-than-desired results, which he has conceded over the years as he moves from one to another, sometimes acknowledging mistakes made."

Submission + - How Silicon Valley Divided Society And Made Everyone Raging Mad (newsweek.com)

schwit1 writes: Of all the fantasies about how the internet would improve our lives, the notion that connectivity automatically brings people together is the most alluring. Mark Zuckerberg’s oft-repeated promise to create a “global community” on Facebook is merely the most recent example. For decades, the utopians of Silicon Valley have firmly believed that digital connectivity will bridge all misunderstanding and difference.

It increasingly feels like it is doing the precise opposite, fueling a tribal form of identity politics based on narrow markers of gender, race, religion or so on. This isn’t the fault of the net of course—identity politics far predates digital communication—but it has introduced a new urgency and force. Just as Netflix and YouTube replaced mass audience television with ever more personalized choice, so total connection offers up an infinite array of possible identities. Online, anyone can find any type of community they wish (or invent their own)—think alt-right, pro-ana, TERF, antifa—and with it thousands of likeminded people with whom they can mobilize. Anyone who is pissed off can now automatically find other people that are similarly pissed off. A network can bring people together, but it also produces homophily—birds of a feather flocking together.

Homophily is often the basis for a community, but what transforms it into a forceful identity based movement is some sense of shared struggle or common enemy. This is where the tsunami of information online has inadvertently turbo-charged the rise of identity politics. Because the internet is a bottomless well of available grievance.

If you are a transgender person, you can cite and share the awful crime statistics.

If you are a person of color in the U.K., a recent government survey revealed still enormous differences in life chances.

If you are white working class, data finds that your group has the lowest likelihood of getting to university and the lowest sense of personal agency.

If you are a Muslim, you’re more likely to wind up in prison.

If you are middle class, academic studies prove the last 30 years of globalization has led to an unprecedented decline in your wages.

If you are a woman, you’re still earning less than men for the equivalent work.

And on and on and on. Spend a little time on social media: you won’t go five minutes without seeing a report about how badly group x or group y is being treated.

... every individual now has readily available a truckload of reasons to feel legitimately aggrieved, outraged, oppressed, or threatened—even if their own life is going just fine.

Submission + - PC-MOS/386 v5.01 and cdlink opensourced (github.com)

Roeland Jansen writes: After some tracking, racing and other stuff:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

is PC-MOS/386 v5.01 open source under GPLv3

PC-MOS/386 was a multi-user, computer multitasking operating system produced by The Software Link (TSL), announced at COMDEX in November 1986 for February 1987 release.[1] PC-MOS/386, a successor to PC-MOS, can run many MS-DOS software titles on the host machine or a terminal connected to it. Unlike MS-DOS, PC-MOS/386 is optimized for the Intel 80386 processor; however early versions will run on any x86 computer.

The last version produced was v5.01, compatible with MS-DOS 5. It required a memory management unit (MMU) to support memory protection, so was not compatible with 8086 and 8088 processors

Submission + - Conspiracy theorists suffer from fundemental congnitive issue, study finds (inverse.com)

Lucas123 writes: While there may be a general perception that conspiracy theorists are prone to seeing patterns between seemingly unrelated things, a new study explains they actually suffer from a continuous cognitive problem called illusory pattern perception. While nearly half of all non-pathological Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory, people with apophenia sense danger even when there is no pattern to recognize — their brains create their own. Illusory pattern perception has been linked to belief in conspiracy theories before, but that assumption has never really been supported with empirical evidence. The British and Dutch scientists behind the new study are some of the first to show that this explanation is, in fact, correct.

Submission + - Could Cryptocurrency kill online advertising? (linkedin.com) 1

phonewebcam writes: Far from being a new form of malware, could it turn out users actually prefer to trade a little CPU time to website owners in favor of them not showing ads? Slashdot covered the downside of this recently, with even Cristiano Ronaldo's official site falling victim, but that may not be the full story. This could be an ideal win-win situation, except for one huge downside — the current gang of online advertisers. Of course Google are already looking into controlling it, with a permission based system to start off with whilst letting 3rd party Chrome extensions take the strain for now. Adblockers are looking to extend their functionality to include AntiMining, too.

Submission + - U.S. Cyber Data Base Lags Chinese Counterpart: Machine Translation Can Help 1

david.cowhig writes: U.S. computer vulnerability database reporting lag of two weeks compared to its Chinese counterpart adds to U.S. vulnerabilities according to the Recorded Future Blog research report at https://www.recordedfuture.com... :

"The U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) trails China’s National Vulnerability Database (CNNVD) in average time between initial disclosure and database inclusion (33 days versus 13 days) — China isn’t directly integrated in managing CVEs, but are still able to report vulnerabilities more rapidly than the U.S.”

You can see for yourself at the U.S. and Chinese database (with the help of Google Translate). For example, here is the Google machine translation of the top page of the Chinese database : https://translate.google.com/t...

Machine translation may be able to help companies get early warning from China.

  For more details see my Chinese translation blog at https://wordpress.com/post/gao...

Submission + - China's rising authoritarianism has a stark human cost (latimes.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Li Heping spent his career trying to hold Chinese Communist Party officials accountable for their darkest behavior. He believed in an authority higher than the party — China’s own legal system. And for that, he suffered tremendously.

Since the late ’90s, Li, a 46-year-old human rights lawyer, had defended China’s most persecuted groups: dissidents, petitioners, victims of land grabs and forced demolitions, church leaders, practitioners of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong. Then came the “709” crackdown — named for July 9, 2015, the night it began — when authorities detained or interrogated more than 300 lawyers and their associates, including Li. They held Li without charge for nearly two years. And this May, they let him go — on the condition he remain silent.

“What my husband has gone through during that 22 months in jail was relentless, inhuman, perverted and unthinkable,” said his wife, Wang Qiaoling, 44, who has emerged as an outspoken advocate for rule of law amid her husband’s enforced silence. “The police will torture you till the edge of death, both physically and mentally.”

Since Chinese President Xi Jinping ascended to power in 2012, he has both amassed extraordinary power — analysts routinely call him China’s strongest leader since Mao Tse-tung — and ratcheted up repression to its highest levels since the early 1990s.

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