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Submission + - 60 people killed and many more injured in terrorist attack in Nice, France (bbc.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A truck slowly drove towards a crowd, accelerated and then hit people on the famous Promenade des Anglais shortly after celebratory fireworks had ended. July 14th is a national holiday in remembrance of the attack on the Bastille which started the French Revolution. The truck reportedly drove more than a mile before the driver was shot and the truck stopped.

Submission + - How (and why) FreeDOS keeps DOS alive (computerworld.com.au)

angry tapir writes: In August it will be 35 years since of the release of version 1.0 of MS-DOS (or PC DOS as it was known at the time). Despite MS-DOS being long dead, the FreeDOS community has kept DOS alive, with the open source project having been founded some 22 years ago. I caught up with the founder of the project about the plans for the next version of FreeDOS and what keeps the open source OS alive.

Submission + - Hasselblad Teases New Camera | Digital Trends this Is A Great Time T (purevolume.com)

fernandouywz writes: Update on June 21, 2016: PetaPixel just published leaked photos of the new medium-format mirrorless camera, called the X1D. We will publish official details when Hasselblad announces the producttomorrow. Famed Swedish medium-format camera maker Hasselblad has been teasing a major announcement for this upcoming Wednesday, and it has sent the photography industry into a frenzy over the possibilities. The first sign of the impending announcement came via the official Hasselblad Facebook page on June 17 where the company posted a heavily cropped image of the product, which most assume to be a camera, featuring a gold/platinum metal finish, an untraditional mirror box hump, and what sort of looks like an eye sensor next to what could only be an EVF (if the other bit was, in fact, an eye sensor). Hasselblad dropped that teaser just ahead of the weekend, a holiday weekend at that, and like a lit cigarette to dry grass, the rumor mill fueled a wildfire of speculationover what this new product could be. Thanks to Hasselblads social hash-tagging, beyond what we visually see in the image we do know one thing, this is a medium-format device of some kind who are we kidding, there is no way this isnt a camera! Which leads us to the prevailing rumor surrounding this out of the blue release from Hasselblad. Related: With its luxury-car price tag: Here is Hasselblads new H6D camera We wont get too far into the rumors given that they are just that, but we will note that the rumor that has seemed to get the most traction suggests that this mystery camera from Hasselblad could be none other than a mirrorless medium-format-system camera the first of its kind in the world, just as the Hasselblad Facebook post hinted at. The rumor gets more detailed than that, too; its said that the camera will feature a built-in EVF and a Sony built 50megapixel-sensor. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit Medium-Format Mirrorless? Hasselblad Teases New Camera | Digital Trends This is a great time to get involved with digital photography. Drones for doing photography of trees and archaeology Although we could not inspect drones at CBS 2015 since flair works in Dubai at SDI aka Sign Middle East the same week each year, we did inspect drones at Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany. It is not known if these job losses in the film industry have been offset in the digital image industry. An object's specular reflection can be captured using computer controlled lights and sensors. Now I will see how the camera functions out in the real world once I get back to Guatemala where we do our evaluations, since I have all my Canon equipment for the assignments in Dubai. Digital images can also be made by scanning other printed photographic images or negatives. For Nikon DLR Cameras. Camera speck are mostly shared with the Moro X Style, but the new providesa more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip sets, shatter-proof display and a battery good for 48 hours on a single charge. The captured images are digitized and stored as a computer file ready for further digital processing, viewing, digital publishing or printing. Because they are totally automatic in focus and exposure, they just have to be pointed at a subject and clicked. It's a fairly comprehensive list that we very much agree with. However, the images have different numbers of GB a few guidelines on picking out criteria in stock photography pixels: Bayer-sensor cameras produce as many GB pixels as photo sensors via demosaicing interpolation, while Foveon sensors produce uninterpolated image files with one-third as many GB pixels as photo sensors. As if AMA does not want to exist.

Submission + - US Judge Throws Out Cell Phone 'Stingray' Evidence (reuters.com)

An anonymous reader writes: For the first time, a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained without a warrant by U.S. law enforcement using a stingray, a surveillance device that can trick suspects' cell phones into revealing their locations. U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on Tuesday ruled that defendant Raymond Lambis' rights were violated when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used such a device without a warrant to find his Washington Heights apartment. Stingrays, also known as "cell site simulators," mimic cell phone towers in order to force cell phones in the area to transmit "pings" back to the devices, enabling law enforcement to track a suspect's phone and pinpoint its location. The DEA had used a stingray to identify Lambis' apartment as the most likely location of a cell phone identified during a drug-trafficking probe. Pauley said doing so constituted an unreasonable search. The ruling marked the first time a federal judge had suppressed evidence obtained using a stingray, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which like other privacy advocacy groups has criticized law enforcement's use of such devices. "Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen's cell phone into a tracking device," Pauley wrote.

Comment New low (Score 1) 26

I think we can conclude the business model of advertising paying for content is currently failing.
Users are overwhelmed with advertising, but spend only so much. Solution: more advertising.

So now it seems like 90% of the bits is download to read some information, is not the information itself, but adverts and tracking shit. What's next year, 98%, 99.9%?
At what point will this model fail. Or, already has, as apparently malware is needed to boost the income.

Adblockers will be seen as the solution to evade this malware, more decline, more adverts, repeat ad nauseam, till it crashes. I can hear the front of the bus crushable wrinkle already. Listen carefully, you can hear it too.........

Comment rest of world vs USA (Score 5, Insightful) 566

I don't want to be the one patronizing all you "helpful experts" suggesting wonderful alternative methods to get rid of (execute) your inmates. History has taught us endless options to end the life of fellow humans, there is no shortage at all, lest the need for more.

But a large part of the rest of this planet frowns upon this fixation and desire to implement the death penalty. I wouldn't hurt to look in your mirror critically and realize in what good company you guys are (think Saudi Arabia, Iran north Korea etc)

Please, use you're knowledge and good judgement, your academic independent view, to suggest options for the US to join the rest of the civilised world and to abolish the death penalty.
What you guys really need is a more humane society, not a more efficient way to kill humans. You already excel in that subject.

Comment Re:Need for timebased passwords (Score 1) 796

What keeps you from having another copy hidden even better from the man?

Mr Snowden was travelling the world with very dangerous and valuable information. Lets say the Chinese caught him and started to ask him questions in a rigorous manner? After a short time the drive would have become completely valueless.

Comment Need for timebased passwords (Score 2) 796

On could imagine a service that is time dependant

Like, you have to log in every three months, or everything is deleted forever. That would be the only place, where a paraphrase is stored that is so complex you cant be expected to be able to remember.

You don't even have to actively use the service.

You just wait three months, than you say: "well I was using this service called KorsakovOnline.com, but they seem to have completely forgotten that i used their service and now they have deleted my profile and data, and they dont keep backups you know. So now its up to you to prove that i am even capable of providing the password."

Your move Mr Prosecutor

Submission + - Romania Jails Ex-Minister Over Microsoft Licenses

rastos1 writes: Romania’s high court of cessation and justice on Thursday jailed the former telecommunications minister, Gabriel Sandu, for two years for money laundering, abuse of office and bribery involving the lease of Microsoft IT licenses for schools. Prosecutors said there was manifest corruption in the contract worth 105 million US dollars, which was to supply Microsoft Office licenses to schools and other public institutions between 2004 and 2009.

The anticorruption prosecutors said the four men got millions of euros in bribes from representatives of a company that was distributing Microsoft licenses. This firm was controlled by Claudiu Florica. He had got a 65 percent discount for the licenses from Microsoft, but the state paid full the full price. The price difference was used to pay various public sector officials.

Submission + - Fix for Sony Dash released (sony.com)

FourG writes: Not much fanfare (which is to be expected given the niche of the device now) but it looks like Sony posted a fix for the much maligned "can't download dashboard" error. It requires a USB key and can't be done over-the-air. My Dash required a factor reset afterward before it successfully downloaded the dashboard, but YMMV...

Submission + - CyanogenMod 13.0 Release 1 Released (iskandar.ml)

An anonymous reader writes: CyanogenMod 13 Release 1 is now available as the Android community's first release based off Google's 6.0 Marshmallow release...

Submission + - Hollywood Hospital's Systems Held Hostage By Hackers (helpnetsecurity.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, an “acute-care facility” located in Los Angeles, has had its computer systems compromised by hackers. The attackers are asking for 9,000 Bitcoin (approximately $3.6 million) in exchange for giving the hospital access to the systems again.

Comment Re:Hey Windows 10 (Score 1) 84

Just wait for it.

The level of information gathering is beyond acceptable for European standards. Major companies will fear sensitive data will end up via NSA with competitors. They will complain, action will follow.

patience is a virtue, till then, don't use Windows 10 in your organisation.

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