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From tomorrow, Google Chrome will block crud ads. Here's how it'll work

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:00
Consider it a wakeup call for websites – it's time to end the scourge of awful banners

Starting tomorrow, Google, which makes most of its money from online advertising, will begin blocking egregious ads in its Chrome browser under limited circumstances – though it would really rather not.…

South China waters are red, Brit warships are blue, HMS Sutherland's sailing there

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:32
And Queen Lizzie will too

A British warship has set sail for the South China Sea, paving the way for aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to do the same thing in three years’ time.…

Web Server Setup Series - Install & Configure CentOS Web Panel

LXer - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:12
In the first article of the series, I'm going to start off setting up the web server using CentOS web panel. CentOS web panel is a web hosting panel with a bunch of GUI tools to manage servers. The panel is designed to provide the easy and secure way of managing web servers.

Arsenal are red, pundits have 'insights', BT and Sky splurge £4.5bn on footie rights

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:01
It's all about the content, guys

BT and Sky have splurged £4.464bn to show 160 Premier League games a season from 2019/20 until 2021/22.…

Despite the headlines, Rudd's online terror takedown tool is only part of the solution

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 04:32
UK.gov schtum on false positives, appeals process and long-term impact

Analysis The UK government launched its swish new tool to fight online extremist content to much fanfare this week – leading news bulletins and generating reams of coverage. But it also faced a whole host of criticism and concern.…

Roses are red, Three's feeling blue, spectrum appeal rejected, they'll have to make do

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 04:05
5G auction to go ahead in April

Ofcom's 5G spectrum auction is to go ahead in April after mobile operator Three lost its final legal challenge to force the UK regulator to change the bidding rules.…

The Next Falcon Heavy Will Carry the Most Powerful Atomic Clock Ever Launched

Slashdot - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 04:00
schwit1 shares a report from Space.com: This isn't your average timekeeper. The so-called Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC) is far smaller than Earth-bound atomic clocks, far more precise than the handful of other space-bound atomic clocks, and more resilient against the stresses of space travel than any clock ever made. According to a NASA statement, it's expected to lose no more than 2 nanoseconds (2 billionths of a second) over the course of a day. That comes to about 7 millionths of a second over the course of a decade. n an email to Live Science, Andrew Good, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory representative, said the first DSAC will hitch a ride on the second Falcon Heavy launch, scheduled for June. Every deep-space mission that makes course corrections needs to send signals to ground stations on Earth. Those ground stations rely on atomic clocks to measure just how long those signals took to arrive, which allows them to locate the spacecrafts position down to the meter in the vast vacuum. They then send signals back, telling the craft where they are and where to go next. Thats a cumbersome process, and it means any given ground station can support only one spacecraft at a time. The goal of DSAC, according to a NASA fact sheet, is to allow spacecraft to make precise timing measurements onboard a spacecraft, without waiting for information from Earth. A DSAC-equipped spacecraft, according to NASAs statement, could calculate time without waiting for measurements from Earth -- allowing it to make course adjustments or perform precision science experiments without pausing to turn its antennas earthward and waiting for a reply.

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Best Web Browser?

LXer - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:52
An online survey allowing both a vote and also to see current results.

Six things I learned from using the iPad Pro for Real Work™

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:32
Think of it as a Version 1.0...

Real world test Last year Apple transformed the fortunes of its iPad. In the spring the iconic fondleslab looked so neglected, it was declared "done". Sales were half of what they had been at the iPad's peak.…

We already give up our privacy to use phones, why not with cars too?

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:01
The future of transport looks like a sensor-riddled computer

Discussions about the future of cars quickly turn to the pros and cons of autonomous vehicles. But the acronym of choice in such discussions is CAVs – connected and autonomous vehicles – and the "connected" part is already with us. While there are only a handful of fully autonomous vehicles trundling about public roads, most cars already gather data and many exchange it with their makers.…

Getting started with the RStudio IDE

LXer - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:32
For as long as I can remember, I've been toying with numbers. As an undergraduate student in the late 1970s, I began taking statistics courses, learning ways to examine and analyze data to uncover some meaning.read more

Winter Olympics 5G isn't <i>real</i> 5G, says Qualcomm, that won't land until 2019

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:32
Chipmaker names 18 carriers who'll get real with 5G real soon now, promise

Qualcomm has fleshed out the details of what's going to land in the hands of the 18 carriers who last week signed on for “standards-compliant” 5G trials.…

Roses are red, revenge is so sweet. Microsoft extracts a few quid from Corel Office Suite

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:04
Jury awards Redmond some pocket change in patent dustup

Microsoft has been awarded just over a quarter of a million dollars in its patent infringement case against Corel.…

IBM declares it's the 'backbone of the world's economy'

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:32
It's slipped a disk, though, because services supremo admits new services plan is very much a work in progress

IBM believes it is "the backbone of the world's economy" and has told its services staff to hold their heads high and behave accordingly as the company rolls out new services offerings it hopes will let it dodge the implosion of outsourcing.…

Kubernetes The Smart Way

LXer - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:12
Kelsey Hightower, Developer Advocate at Google, kicked off the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event in Austin with an opening keynote in which he demonstrated Kubernetes' ease of use with the help of his smartphone.

Roses are red, are you single, we wonder? 'Cos this moth-brain AI can read your phone number

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:03
Y'think we're stretching this Valentine's date thing too far?

A pair of academics have reproduced part of a moth's brain as an artificial neural network – and taught it to recognize numbers to a fairly high accuracy with just a few training examples.…

New Horizons Probe Captures Images At Record Distance From Earth

Slashdot - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:00
jwhyche writes: The New Horizons probe has captured the farthermost images of Earth. The probe took images of Earth from a distance of over 3.79 billion miles on December 5th, 2017. This beats the image Voyager 1 captured 27 years ago. The Voyager image was taken at a distance of 3.75 billion miles and has become known as the "Pale Blue Dot" photo. Engadget notes that this new record is likely to be broken again within a matter of months. "The [New Horizons spacecraft] is slated to swing by another Kuiper Belt object (2014 MU69) on January 1st, 2019 and record more imagery in the process," reports Engadget. "So long as the mission goes according to plan, New Horizons could hold on to its lead for a long time."

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Microsoft working to scale Blockchain for grand distributed ID scheme

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:29
Someone's got to get it scaling!

Microsoft's wanted a really good federated identity scheme ever since the early 2000s, when it gave the world Project Hailstorm, aka ".Net My Services", to let a web of online services know a little about you and the information you are happy to share with others.…

OpenSSL alpha adds TLS 1.3 support

TheRegister - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:01
Shambling corpse of ancient, shoddy, buggy, crypto shoved towards the grave

Developers working with OpenSSL can finally start to work with TLS 1.3, thanks to the alpha version of OpenSSL 1.1.1 that landed yesterday.…

Google Summer of Code 2018, Qt 5.10.1 Bug Fixes, Rise of the Tomb Raider and More

LXer - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:52
News updates for February 13, 2018.
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