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Submission + - ASUS takes on Raspberry Pi with its 4K-capable, Kodi-ready Tinker Board (betanews.com)

BrianFagioli writes: If you love Raspberry Pi, but require a little more power for your projects, then ASUSâ(TM)s Tinker Board could be just what youâ(TM)re looking for.

Although thereâ(TM)s no shortage of Raspberry Pi alternatives, the low-cost Tinker Board is better than most because its quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 processor has the oomph to handle 4K video and 24-bit audio, and it comes with twice as much RAM as the latest Pi.

Submission + - Schneier: Obama Changes Rules, Allows NSA To Share Raw Data With 16 Agencies (schneier.com)

An anonymous reader writes: President Obama has changed the rules regarding raw intelligence, allowing the NSA to share raw data with the U.S.'s other 16 intelligence agencies. The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches. The change means that far more officials will be searching through raw data. Essentially, the government is reducing the risk that the N.S.A. will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people. Here are the new procedures. This rule change has been in the works for a while. Here are two blog posts from April discussing the then-proposed changes.

Comment Re:correction from the article. (Score 1) 49

You forgot to mention that, at least by default, they are toggled to the "don't kill all humans" setting.

The problem is they hired the cheapest programmers they could find in India and between when the specs where developed and the programmers got them that setting got changed to "kill all humans". You get what you pay for when you just base quality of the programmers on how little they cost.

I am just waiting for a disgruntle coder to slip in "take a chance" in their programming...

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