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Submission + - Sourceforge websites down (sourceforge.net)

An anonymous reader writes: A large number of Sourceforge subdomains and projects have been offline for over 24 hours. No word from Sourceforge as to the cause of problems and denial of service. Sourceforge is a Slashdot Media site, and a sister of Slashdot. Is Sourceforge still relevant in today's open source community, or is this the last gasp of a failing museum?

Submission + - Engineers: Guilt over automating? (theverge.com)

irving47 writes: So, we've go a story on the front page of slashdot as this is submitted... Hostess has an investment in automation for the Twinkie line, and drastically reduced its work-force... We've also recently seen the pizza-bot here... And there are others like burger-bots, and even just the ordering kiosks at McDonald's... I realize this is not a 'new' topic, and can be applied to numerous scenarios. I'm curious, though, how many engineers have withheld ideas for improvements that would cut jobs. Or even deliberately ignored avenues of automation that would likely work, telling management it wasn't possible, after being assigned a the task of automating a task now possible to be automated, thanks to emerging technologies.

Submission + - Why Google Stores Billions of Lines of Code in a Single Repository (acm.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Google proves that distributed version control systems can't replace centralized ones. The centralized approach to source control has served Google well for more than 16 years, and today the vast majority of Google's software assets continues to be stored in a single, shared repository.

The Google codebase includes approximately one billion files and has a history of approximately 35 million commits spanning Google's entire 18-year existence. The repository contains 86TB of data, including approximately two billion lines of code in nine million unique source files.

Submission + - A Massive Botnet of CCTV Cameras Involved in Ferocious DDoS Attacks (softpedia.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A botnet of over 25,000 bots is at the heart of recent DDoS attacks that are ferociously attacking business across the world with massive Layer 7 DDoS attacks that are overwhelming Web servers, occupying their resources and eventually crashing websites. This botnet's particularity is the fact that attacks never fluctuate and the attackers managed to keep a steady rhythm. This is not a classic botnet of infected computers that go on and off, but of compromised CCTV systems that are always on and available for attacks.

The brands of CCTV DVRs involved in these attacks are the same highlighted in a report by a security researcher this winter, who discovered a backdoor in the firmware of 70 different CCTV DVR vendors. These companies had bought unbranded DVRs from Chinese firm TVT. When informed of the firmware issues, TVT ignored the researcher, and the issues were never fixed, leading to crooks creating this huge botnet.

Submission + - Rolls-Royce Eyes Autonomous Ships, Expects Remote-Controlled Cargo Ships By 2020 (pcmag.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Speaking at a recent symposium in Amsterdam, Rolls-Royce vice president of innovation for marine, Oskar Levander, said, "The technologies needed to make remote and autonomous ships a reality exist." In partnership with the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project, Rolls-Royce, DNV GL, Inmarsat, Deltamarin, NAPA, Brighthouse Intelligence, Finferries, and ESL Shipping, are leading the $7 million effort. Unmanned ships could save money, weight, and space, making way for more cargo and improving reliability and productivity, the AAWA said in a recent white paper. "The increased level of safety onboard will be provided by additional systems," Rolls-Royce said on its website. "Our future solutions will reduce need for human-machine interaction by automating selected tasks and processes, whilst keeping the human at the center of critical decision making and onboard expertise." Initial testing of sensor arrays in a range of operating and climatic conditions is already underway in Finland. Phase II of the project will continue through the end of 2017. Rolls-Royce plans to launch the first remote-controlled cargo ships by 2020, with autonomous boats in the water within the next two decades.

Comment How does the car know how many people are were (Score 1) 451

other than the occupants of the vehicle itself is everything not just an obstacle to it..

seems to me if it used that logic and protected the only known life forms (ie the ones in the vehicle) we're fine. Don't give it the information to create the dillema, can it be sure that a person is a person 100% of the time, if not then the only person(s) it knows lives are in its hands are the ones inside it.

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