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Submission + - Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.0 - will the cooler fit on the motherboard? (

An anonymous reader writes: Now also with AMD AM4 B350 and X370 motherboards for AMD Ryzen, Intel LGA1151 Z270, H270 and B250 for Kaby Lake, Intel LGA2011-3 X99 for Broadwell-E motherboards and many new CPU coolers ! Since the year 1999 is testing coolers and motherboards and followed the question, which CPU cooler can be used for which motherboard. With this interactive fit for fan guide one can find out exactly this with a few clicks, by moving the desired CPU cooler virtually on the selected motherboard. You can not only see if CPU cooler fits on the motherboard and how much space is left for the remaining components, but also listen to the fan sound, check the current price and read a review.

Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.0 — will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

Submission + - Psychopathic CEOs Are Rife In Silicon Valley, Experts Say (

An anonymous reader writes: There is a high proportion of psychopathic CEOs in Silicon Valley, enabled by protective investors and weak human resources departments, according to a panel of experts at SXSW festival. Although the term “psychopath” typically has negative connotations, some of the attributes associated with the disorder can be advantageous in a business setting. “A true psychopath is someone that has a blend of emotional, interpersonal, lifestyle and behavioral deficits but an uncanny ability to mask them. They come across as very charming, very gregarious. But underneath there’s a profound lack of remorse, callousness and a lack of empathy,” said forensic and clinical psychologist Michael Woodworth, who has worked with psychopathic murderers in high security prisons, on Tuesday. According to recent studies there’s a high prevalence of psychopathy among high-level executives in a corporate environment: 4-8% compared with 1% in the general population. This makes sense, according to Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bryan Stolle because “it’s an irrational act to start a company." “You have to have a tremendous amount of ego [and] self-deception to embark on that journey,” he said. “You have to make sacrifices and give up things, including sometimes a marriage, family and friends. And you have to convince other people. So they are mostly very charismatic, charming and make you suspend the disbelief that something can’t be done.” However, the positive attributes are accompanied by manipulation. “One of the main things that makes them extremely difficult to organisations is their willingness to manipulate through deception,” said Jeff Hancock, a Stanford social scientist who studies psychopathy. “Psychopaths will handpick people they can use as lackeys or supporters, such as someone in HR they can have in their wheelhouse,” said Woodworth.

Submission + - Australia To Ban Unvaccinated Children From Preschool ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: No-jab, no play. So says the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who has announced that unvaccinated children will be barred from attending preschools and daycare centers. Currently, 93 per cent of Australian children receive the standard childhood vaccinations, including those for measles, mumps and rubella, but the government wants to lift this to 95 per cent. This is the level required to stop the spread of infectious disease and to protect children who are too young to be immunized or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Childcare subsidies have been unavailable to the families of unvaccinated children since January 2016, and a version of the new “no jab, no play” policy is already in place in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Other states and territories only exclude unvaccinated children from preschools during infectious disease outbreaks. The proposed policy is based on Victoria’s model, which is the strictest. It requires all children attending childcare to be fully immunized, unless they have a medical exemption, such as a vaccine allergy.

Submission + - America May Miss Out On the Next Industrial Revolution (

An anonymous reader writes: Robots are inevitably going to automate millions of jobs in the US and around the world, but there’s an even more complex scenario on the horizon, said roboticist Matt Rendall. In a talk Tuesday at SXSW, Rendall painted a picture of the future of robotic job displacement that focused less on automation and more on the realistic ways in which the robotics industry will reshape global manufacturing. The takeaway was that America, which has outsourced much of its manufacturing and lacks serious investment in industrial robotics, may miss out on the world’s next radical shift in how goods are produced. That’s because the robot makers — as in, the robots that make the robots — could play a key role in determining how automation expands across the globe. As the CEO of manufacturing robotics company Otto Motors, Rendall focuses on building fleets of warehouse bots that could eventually replace the many fulfillment workers who are hired by companies like Amazon. “The robots are coming,” Rendall said. “After the Great Recession, there was a fundamental change in people’s interest in automation. People started feeling the pain of high-cost labor and there’s an appetite for automation that we haven’t seen before.” While Rendall described himself as one of the optimists, who believes automation will, in the long-term, improve society and help humans live better lives, he said there are changes afoot in the global manufacturing scene that could leave American industries in the dust. “China is tracking to be the No. 1 user in robots used in industrial manufacturing,” he said, adding that the country is driving “an overwhelming amount” of growth. The difference, he added, is how China is responding to automation, which is by embracing it instead of shying away from it. This is in stark contrast to industrial advances of the previous century, like Ford’s assembly line, that helped transform American industries into the most powerful on the planet.

Submission + - Visit the Titanic in a Carbon Fiber Sub for $105,129 (

gthuang88 writes: A startup called OceanGate is offering dives to the site of the world’s most famous shipwreck in 2018. The price tag? $105,129 per person for a week-long expedition in a carbon-fiber submersible. (That’s the 1912 price of a first-class ticket on the Titanic, adjusted for inflation.) It would be the first manned expedition to the Titanic since 2005. But OceanGate needs to finish construction and testing on its deep-diving vehicle this year. The company, whose previous sub dove to the Andrea Doria shipwreck last year, is collaborating on the mission with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Washington.

Submission + - U.S. Charges Russian FSB Officers For Hacking Yahoo, Millions Email Accounts ( 1

Orome1 writes: A grand jury in the Northern District of California has indicted four defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy, beginning in January 2014, to access Yahoo’s network and the contents of webmail accounts. "People rightly expect that their communications through Silicon Valley internet providers will remain private, unless lawful authority provides otherwise. We will not tolerate unauthorized and illegal intrusions into the Silicon Valley computer infrastructure upon which both private citizens and the global economy rely,” said U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch for the Northern District of California.

Comment Re:We worship at the altar of youth here. (Score 1) 347

I'm with you on almost every single point -- I'm a late 40s dev myself -- except this one part: " I can't think of a single developer I've met professionally who belong to the ACM or to IEEE, and when they run into an interesting problem tend to search Github or Stack Overflow, even when it is a basic algorithm problem. (I've met programmers with years of experience who couldn't write code to maintain a linked list.)"

1) I left ACM when it became apparent that the benefits of CACM readings didn't outweigh the harm they do by locking up research behind so many paywalls and special publications. It's a reasoned, principled decision that has nothing to do with a lack of interest in staying current. So, ACM or IEEE membership isn't a pure indicator of attention to craft that I perceive in your statement.

2) I can't write a linked list from memory, first try. I can't write qsort in C anymore without looking it up, and don't ask me to do a mergesort in Javascript. I can't keep all of that in my head, for the very simple fact that I don't need to. Lots of programmers are accomplished, and look shit up all the time


Submission + - Marines Ask If Cyber Command Could Help Online Harassment Issues

An anonymous reader writes: A representative from the Marine Corps has posed the question as to whether U.S. Cyber Command, tasked with the online defence of the United States, could or should become involved in incidents such as the scandal over male marines sharing online nude photos of their female colleagues. Testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green – enlisted adviser to the Marines’ commandant – posited that the service does not currently have adequate legal tools or frameworks to address what is perceived to be a widespread culture of harassment towards female Marines, both on and offline, and suggests that U.S. Cyber Command could at least be considered as a resource for prosecuting the problem. “We have a cyber command,” Green commented. “If we had recognized this database, the question is, could our command have turned their assets and go into the world of private IP addresses and stuff like that on private American citizens?”

Submission + - Apache Servers Under Attack Through Easily Exploitable Struts 2 Flaw (

Orome1 writes: A critical vulnerability in Apache Struts 2 is being actively and heavily exploited, even though the patch for it has been released on Monday. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-5638) affects the Jakarta file upload Multipart parser in Apache Struts 2. It allows attackers to include code in the “Content-Type” header of an HTTP request, so that it is executed by the web server. Almost concurrently with the release of the security update that plugs the hole, a Metasploit module for targeting it has been made available. Unfortunately, the vulnerability can be easily exploited as it requires no authentication, and two very reliable exploits have already been published online. Also, vulnerable servers are easy to discover through simple web scanning.

Submission + - Australian Farmers Switch To Diesel Power As Electricity Prices Soar (

connect4 writes: Local irrigators council representative, Dale Hollis, says right now, irrigators have two options. "They have to switch off the pumps and go back to dryland [cropping], and that impacts upon the productivity of the region and impacts on jobs" he said. "The second option is to go off the grid and look at alternatives."There are plenty of farmers installing panels, but many growers irrigate at night and can't afford the millions of dollars it could take to buy battery storage."

That's pushing many of them back to a dirtier option. "Right now, diesel stacks up" Mr Hollis said.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister claims the country faces an energy crisis, while Tesla claims they could solve the entire problem in less than 100 days, and they have form.

Submission + - High Quality Quantum Dots Made by Bacteria

omaha393 writes: Researchers have opened the way for a new large-scale, non-toxic production of quantum dots for potential QDot display systems. By hijacking bacteria, the team at Oak Ridge National Lab were able to produce 320 grams of zinc sulfide quantum dots in one 900L reactor batch. Quantum dots are nanometer sized metal particles. When they are excited, their small size allows for fluorescence at different colors depending on their diameter.
        The pilot study provided uniformly sized quantum dots in one batch that would make a 120nm thick coating a half meter wide running 13 kilometers long. Using bacteria, nutrient source media, and the proper buffer conditions, the cost of manufacturing was cut by 98% without optimization. QDots are also attractive for uses in medical diagnostic and microscopy imaging. Journal article may be paywalled.

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