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Submission + - New USB-based HIV test can show results on a mobile device within 30 minutes (ibtimes.co.uk)

drunkdrone writes: Scientists have developed a new, USB-based HIV test that can produce results in less than 30 minutes. The device, created by scientists at at Imperial College London and spin-off company DNAe, opens up new possibilities for at-home HIV treatment as well as a means for those living in remote regions to get tested for the virus.

The USB device uses a drop of blood to detect levels of HIV in the bloodstream — a key part of HIV treatment. If the test detects a change in acidity caused by the presence of the virus, an on-board mobile chip triggers an electrical signal that can then be viewed on a laptop or other mobile device.

Submission + - Grubhub CEO requests Trump supporters resignation (nypost.com) 2

helsinki92 writes: The co-founder of food delivery service Grubhub sent an email to all his employees suggesting that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump should resign, then issued a statement saying he welcomes all employees, regardless of their political beliefs.

Submission + - Redhat Declares MP3 Decoding allowed in Fedora

jrincayc writes: On the fedora legal mailing list Tom Callaway wrote:
"Red Hat has determined that it is now acceptable for Fedora to include MP3 decoding functionality (not specific to any implementation, or binding by any unseen agreement). Encoding functionality is not permitted at this time. "
https://lists.fedoraproject.or...
Christian Schaller announced on the gnome blog:
"You should be able to download the mp3 plugin on day 1 through GNOME Software or through the missing codec installer in various GStreamer applications. For Fedora Workstation 26 I would not be surprised if we decide to ship it on the install media. "
https://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus...

Submission + - Grubhub CEO orders pro-Trump employees to resign (foxnews.com) 8

mi writes: If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” — wrote Matt Maloney, Co-Founder of Grubhub. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team."

Hating (on) haters is Ok. Who is deplorable now?

Submission + - Why AT&T's Attempt To Kill Municipal Broadband In Tenn. Matters To All Ameri (cio.com)

itwbennett writes: If you don't live in Chattanooga, Tenn., you probably aren't aware that the city's municipally owned electric utility, EPB, provides its broadband Internet — nice, fast Internet to boot. And, even if you did happen to know that, you probably don't care. But CIO's Bill Snyder explains why you should take note of AT&T's efforts to block the expansion of EPB's network on the grounds that 'the government should not compete with private enterprise.' At issue is more than a question of whether the greater Chattanooga area can have access to fast broadband because in all areas of the U.S. 'where big ISPs have the market to themselves, consumers often get stuck in the Web's slow lane,' says Snyder.

Submission + - UK wants authority to serve warrants in U.S. (usatoday.com)

schwit1 writes: British and U.S. officials have been negotiating a plan that could allow British authorities to directly serve wiretap orders on U.S. communications companies in criminal and national security inquiries, U.S. officials confirmed Thursday.

The talks are aimed at allowing British authorities access to a range of data, from interceptions of live communications to archived emails involving British suspects, according to the officials, who are not authorized to comment publicly.

Under the proposed plan, British authorities would not have access to records of U.S. citizens if they emerged in the British investigations.

Congressional approval would be required of any deal negotiated by the two countries.

Submission + - IT Jobs with the Best (and Worst) ROI (dice.com)

Nerval's Lobster writes: Over at Dice, there's a breakdown of which tech jobs have the greatest return on investment, with regard to high starting salaries and growth potential relative to how much you need to spend on degrees and certifications. Which jobs top this particular calculation? No shockers here: DBAs, software engineers, programmers, and Web developers all head up the list, with salaries that tick into six-figure territory. How about those with the worst ROI? Graphic designers, sysadmins, tech support, and software QA testers often present a less-than-great combination of relatively little money and room for advancement, even if you possess a four-year degree or higher, unless you're one of the lucky few.

Submission + - Facebook rant lands US man in UAE jail (bbc.com)

blindbat writes: While back home in the US, a man working in the United Arab Emirites posted negative comments about the company he worked for. Upon returning to the country to resign, he was arrested and now faces up to a year in prison under their strict "cyber slander" laws designed to protect reputation.

Submission + - First Fully Digital Radio Transmitter Built Purely From Microprocessor Tech (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: For the first time in history, a prototype radio has been created that is claimed to be completely digital, generating high-frequency radio waves purely through the use of integrated circuits and a set of patented algorithms without using conventional analog radio circuits in any way whatsoever. This breakthrough technology promises to vastly improve the wireless communications capabilities of everything from 5G mobile technology to the multitude devices aimed at supporting the Internet of Things (IoT).

Submission + - Intel Reveals Unlocked, Socketed Broadwell CPU And Core i7 NUC w/ Iris Graphics (hothardware.com) 1

MojoKid writes: Intel held an event at a location adjacent to GDC last night, where the company discussed some updates to its 5th Gen Core processor line-up, Intel graphics developments, the Intel Hardware SDK, and its various game developer tools. Chris Silva, Director of Marketing for Premium Notebook and Client Graphics teams disclosed a few details that a socketed, unlocked, 65W desktop processor based on Intel's Broadwell architecture, featuring Iris graphics, is due to arrive sometime in mid-2015. It's noteworthy because this will be Intel's first desktop CPU with Iris Pro graphics and because it is multiplier unlocked. It will be interesting to see what Iris Pro can do with some overclocking. Intel then showed off a new NUC mini PC powered by a 28W, quad-core Core i7 Broadwell processor, which also featured Iris graphics. The device has a tiny .63 liter enclosure with support for high-performance M.2 solid state drives and features an array of built-in IO options, like USB3, BT4, and 802.11ac WiFi. Bryan Langley, Principal PM for Windows Graphics also talked a bit about DirectX 12, disclosing that the company would be ready with DX12 support when Windows 10 arrives and that there are optimizations in DX12 and their drivers that would deliver performance enhancements to current and future Intel graphics platforms.

Submission + - Major security flaw in Mac password system. (cnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: CNET is putting a positive spin on a major security flaw in the Mac ecosystem. Apparently, Apple created a "feature" where if you forget the password to your Mac, simply pressing command R at boot up lets you into administrator settings allowing you to reset the computer's password. This is a great "feature" to forgetful owners, hackers, and thiefs alike.

Comment Re:Build System? (Score 1) 279

I am referring to previously built internal libraries and not the module that failed. Some home grown build systems that are basically just makefiles strung together with shell scripts have trouble with incremental builds. I use GNU autotools in case you are wondering.

Comment Re:Gentoo (Score 0) 279

Because as far as I know, BSD ports is about just package management and not managing the compilation (and configuration of that compilation) of thousands of packages with many of those packages using different build systems themselves like ebuild does.

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