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Submission + - Don't download that app: US presidential candidates will STALK you with it (theregister.co.uk) 1

puddingebola writes: Apps released by both the Obama and Romney campaigns have been found to have "privacy issues." From the article: "Experts at GFI Software looked at the Android versions of both apps, discovering both to be surprisingly invasive.
Obama for America and Mitt’s VP request permissions, access to services and data and capabilities beyond their core mandate."

HP

Submission + - HP Launches The Beta Release Of Open WebOS (techcrunch.com)

puddingebola writes: HP done gone and released the open source version of WebOS. From the article:
Gone are the days of HP’s TouchPad and Palm ambitions, but HP is moving ahead with its plans to make webOS, its beleaguered mobile operating system, live on as open-source supported platform. Today it’s launching the beta release... The release will have 54 components available as open source, the blog says, some 450,000 lines of code under the Apache 2.0 license.

Comment BADASS MONEY (Score 1) 1184

i am so excited for apple and their winning lottery ticket for a billion dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what will they do with all this money????????????????????? i cannot even endeavor to understand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they should probably buy a giant hat with an apple on top of it that says apple rulez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you hold the apple logo sideways it reminds me of the rem koolhaas library in seattle, that is where bill gates got so smart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bill gates come fast, apple has more money than you now!!!!!!!!!!!
Apple

Submission + - Jury in Apple v. Samsung case likely to be confused (cnet.com)

puddingebola writes: "Jurors in the Apple v. Samsung case will receive a 100 page "instructions to the jury" document tomorrow. They will also receive a multi-page form with numerous questions to come to a verdict. From the article: "The document, which both sides have yet to agree on, is still in its draft stage. In Samsung's case, it's 33 questions long, and stretched across 17 pages. For Apple, it's 23 questions spread over nine pages."

Perhaps this is standard in patent trials? Perhaps road sobriety tests will soon include hopping on one foot while juggling?"

Linux

Submission + - Advocating for a Linux advocate (itworld.com)

puddingebola writes: Linux advocate Ken Starks is trying to raise money to treat his cancer. From the story: "Ken has worked hard for years on the HeliOS Project, a non-profit that works to put Linux computers in the hands of needy families and students throughout central Texas. It is estimated that he has managed to donate thousands of machines, working to refurbish or build them on his own or through massive installfests."

An indiegogo campaign is raising money to help with his medical bills

Idle

Submission + - University of Missouri develops App for monitoring Livestock (npr.org)

puddingebola writes: "The University of Missouri is developing an app for monitoring heat and stress in cows. From the article: "The app is a calculator of sorts. It takes the breaths per minute along with information about the cow's breed, type, what it's eating and other basic information. Then, it crunches the data and tells you how the cow's feeling in this environment. ""
Google

Submission + - Apple Kills YouTube App for iOS 6 (slashgear.com)

puddingebola writes: "Tensions between Apple and Google continue. Apple announced it will not include the YouTube app for iOS6. From the article, Apple's comment, “Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the App Store.”"
Emulation (Games)

Submission + - SPAM: Scientists simulate organism with Software

puddingebola writes: "From the article:
"Scientists at Stanford University and the J. Craig Venter Institute — remember the Human Genome project — have simulated an entire organism in software for the first time ever. Using a 128-node computing cluster, a team of scientists led by Stanford professor Markus Covert incorporated data from more than 900 scientific papers and 1,900 experiments to simulate every molecular interaction and the effects of all 525 genes of the smallest known free-living bacterium: the parasite Mycoplasma genitalium.""

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Submission + - New York Times discusses cyberwar and militirization of the Internet (nytimes.com)

puddingebola writes: "From the Article:

"The decision by the United States and Israel to develop and then deploy the Stuxnet computer worm against an Iranian nuclear facility late in George W. Bush’s presidency marked a significant and dangerous turning point in the gradual militarization of the Internet. Washington has begun to cross the Rubicon. If it continues, contemporary warfare will change fundamentally as we move into hazardous and uncharted territory. ""

Submission + - Darth Vader quits empire in scathing op-ed piece (thedailymash.co.uk)

puddingebola writes: "In a scathing Op-Ed piece, Darth Vader has quit the empire. From the Daily Mashup website, "After almost 12 years, first as a summer intern, then in the Death Star and now in London, I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its massive, genocidal space machines. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it."

Submission + - Bletchley Park tweet saves Alan Turing computing papers (bbc.co.uk)

puddingebola writes: "The BBC reports: Director of museum operations at Bletchley Park Trust, Kelsey Griffin, has saved some of Alan Turing's original papers for the trust with what she called a "desolate tweet."
From the article, "There is something quite fitting that a single tweet sparked off a campaign to save the work of a man who helped to develop the world's first modern computer.""

Submission + - Ralph McQuarrie dies at 82 (digitalspy.com) 1

puddingebola writes: "From the Article on Digital Spy:

"Stars Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie has died aged 82, it has been announced.

The conceptual designer created the look of characters such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2, and helped design sets and scenes for George Lucas.""

Submission + - Frequent Tornadoes due to Jet Stream Cha (discovery.com)

puddingebola writes: A geography professor at Kansas State University is theorizing that the recent outbreak of tornadoes is due to significant changes in the jet stream.
From the article:
"We have these good historical precedents for specific synoptic [large-scale] events, but they're starting to come more frequently together. That's what is very interesting, is that this weather system seems to be getting more variable," Harrington said.

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