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Submission + - Multiple Police Officers Killed by 2 Snipers at Public Protest (Dallas) (cnn.com)

An anonymous reader writes: All news outlets are breaking the story of 11 officers shot from two elevated positions during an evening protest in Dallas. The protest was organized following killings of black men by police in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis earlier.

Submission + - Magento 2 - A New Era of Commerce Innovation is Here (magento.com)

johnsnails writes: We are excited to announce that Magento 2.0, our next-generation digital commerce platform, is now available. What’s New in Magento 2.0?
Magento 2.0 builds on our open source heritage and provides unmatched flexibility to help you quickly create innovative shopping experiences tailored precisely to your business. The out-of-the-box performance is significantly faster, enabling you to meet rising consumer expectations. You will also appreciate the streamlined checkout experience, new product video feature, and responsive reference themes, all designed to increase engagement, conversion rates and sales.

An all-new, intuitive Admin user interface and efficient business user tools accelerate ramp-up time and increase productivity and agility for your entire team. Plus, you get access to a full roadmap of new features and functionality that will only be available on the Magento 2.0 platform.

Submission + - Australian Feliks Zemdegs takes title at Rubik's Cube World Championship (abc.net.au)

johnsnails writes: Australian Feliks Zemdegs has taken the Rubik's Cube world title for the second straight time at the 2015 World Championship finals, which reunited the world's meanest "speedcubers" in Sao Paulo.

The 19-year-old completed the traditional 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube with a staggering average of 7.56 seconds and best score of 5.695 seconds, narrowly missing the world record of 5.25 seconds held by American Collin Burns.

Read more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/201...

Submission + - Court ruling on whether Australian ISPs must hand over customer data (news.com.au)

johnsnails writes: A LANDMARK court ruling is due to be handed down today that will have lasting implications for the ongoing fight against illegal downloading and file sharing.

Dallas Buyers Club LLC has requested that iiNet (and a few other Australian ISPs) divulge the identity of customers whose IP addresses were found to have shared the film Dallas Buyers Club illegally.

The company owns the rights to the movie and identified a total of 4726 IP addresses that engaged in the illegal activity. Federal Court Justice Nye Perram’s verdict is due to be handed down at 2:15pm today.

While iiNet challenged the request, if successful, the suit could result in thousands of Australians being sued for copyright breaches. The watershed case will set a precedent for Australian ISP’s and will have a major impact on the behaviour of pirates.

Submission + - 'No Survivors' Expected In France Plane Crash

johnsnails writes: A passenger plane has crashed in France, with all 148 people on board thought to have died.

The Airbus A320, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, came down in the southern French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne.

Flight 4U 9525 sent out a distress signal at 10.45am (9.45am UK time) on its route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

Submission + - Are you smart enough to work at a start-up? (news.com.au) 1

johnsnails writes: EVER fancied yourself the next Mark Zuckerberg or David Karp?

Well, here's your chance to shine.

Sydney-based tech company Bigcommerce is recruiting engineers to work in their inner-city warehouse offices, fitted out with ping pong tables, Xboxes and nerf guns in true start-up vibe.

The only thing standing in your way is solving the ridiculously difficult riddle pictured above.

Once cracked, the code will generate a phone number that leads to a "batphone" in their Sydney offices.

Submission + - Kevin Rudd quits as leader as Tony Abbott storms to victory.

johnsnails writes: KEVIN Rudd has conceded defeat to Tony Abbott in the election and said he will not recontest the Labor leadership. Mr Rudd called on the nation to unite behind Mr Abbott as prime minister. “As Prime Minister of Australia I wish him well now in the high office of Australian prime minister.” “Tonight is the time to unite as the great Australian nation. Because whatever our politics may be we are all first and foremost Australian.

Submission + - Researchers hack Google Australia headquarters building (news.com.au)

johnsnails writes: RESEARCHERS have managed to easily hack the building management system of Google's Sydney headquarters.

The researchers from security firm Cylance were able to obtain the password for the control system for the waterfront Pyrmont office, where it could access the system that controls alarms and other building services.

Submission + - Yii 2 is now available for public preview at GitHub (yiiframework.com)

johnsnails writes: We are very pleased to announce that Yii 2 is now available for public preview at GitHub. This is a major milestone during the Yii 2 development which was started more than two years ago and has since undergone complete rewrite.

Note that Yii 2 is still under heavy development. We may introduce significant changes without prior notices. So please do not use it for production.

http://www.yiiframework.com/news/71/yii-2-public-preview-available/

http://www.yiiframework.com/forum/index.php/topic/42967-yii-2-public-preview-available/

We sincerely invite you to review and play around the code, and give us feedback. We also welcome you to participate in developing Yii 2.

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Submission + - Facebook tries to takeover the world with a redirection bug (news.com.au)

johnsnails writes: Some of the biggest news sites in the world disappeared today when Facebook took over the internet with a redirection bug.

Visitors to sites such as The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, the Gawker network, NBC News and News.com.au were immediately transferred to a Facebook error page upon loading their intended site.

Submission + - Dozens suspended in Harvard University cheat scandal (news.com.au)

johnsnails writes: AROUND 60 students at Harvard University have been suspended and others disciplined in a mass cheating scandal at the elite college, the campus newspaper reports.

The Harvard Crimson quoted an email from Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Michael Smith that said more than half of the cases heard by administrators in the scandal, which erupted last year, had resulted in suspension orders.

Australia

Submission + - Massive ABC article on why the Coalition's NBN alternative 'won't work' (abc.net.au)

An anonymous reader writes: Figures from the past two Cisco broadband forecasts show that the Coalition's Fibre To The Node plans won't work — 4G, existing copper cables and HFC aren't fast enough. The traffic growth is enormous and the average internet speed in 2016 will need to be 36Mbps. The existing infrastructure will be overwhelmed within four years.

Submission + - Shouryya Ray solves 300-year-old mathematical riddle posed by Isaac Newton (news.com.au) 1

johnsnails writes: "A GERMAN 16-year-old has become the first person to solve a mathematical problem posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years ago.
Shouryya Ray worked out how to calculate exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance, The (London) Sunday Times reported.
The Indian-born teen said he solved the problem that had stumped mathematicians for centuries while working on a school project.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/german-teen-shouryya-ray-solves-300-year-old-mathematical-riddle-posed-by-sir-isaac-newton/story-e6frfro0-1226368490157#ixzz1w3LI5N1w"

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