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Red Hatters intro Ceph 3: OpenStacked, object-stored, containertastic filer blockhead

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:57
So rested they by the iSCI tree... And filed awhile in thought

Red Hat's v3.0 Ceph storage software adds iSCSI block, POSIX file and containerisation support to the object storage core, making it a unified protocol storage software product.…

Post-Brexit economy SAVED: Posh-nosh truffle thrives in Wales

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:32
Climate apocalypse, you say? Meh, at least we have truffles

The Périgord black truffle has survived UK weather and grown in Wales.…

Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:08
Burn in. Weird colours. Welcome to Super Retina

Is the technology press operating double standards when it comes holding Apple to account?…

PoE, PoE+ and Passive POE

LXer - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:56
I've been installing a lot of POE devices recently, and thedifferent methods for providing power over Ethernet cables can be veryconfusing. There are a few standards in place, and then there's a method thatisn't a standard, but is widely used.

Mellanox NICs Xilinx FPGA to save backplane slots and CPU cycles

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:30
And it's not just about bonkers Bitcoin mining rigs

Mellanox's next-gen Innova network adapter won't just pack the obligatory high-speed interfaces – it'll also embed a Xilinx FPGA.…

Frowns all round as Smile and Co-op online banking goes down

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:03
'No branches, no phone lines... soon they'll have no customers'

The online services for the Co-operative Bank and its digital-only arm Smile are both out of action.…

ATM fees shake-up may push Britain towards cashless society

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:34
Cash machine use dwindling in face of contactless and mobile

Thousands of free-to-use cash machines could be axed from Britain's high streets due to plans to cut fees that fund the network, banking industry group LINK warned last week.…

Using Visual Studio Code on Fedora

LXer - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:31
A text editor is one of the most important tools for any programmer. Visual Studio Code is an open source text editor specifically designed for editing source code. Visual Studio Code was released by Microsoft in April 2015 and later became a... Continue Reading →

PoE, PoE+ and Passive POE

Linux Journal - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:27

I've been installing a lot of POE devices recently, and the different methods for providing power over Ethernet cables can be very confusing. There are a few standards in place, and then there's a method that isn't a standard, but is widely used.

802.3af or Active PoE: more>>

Look out, Pepe: Martha Lane Fox has a plan

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:57
Websites, please wear our Badge of Virtue

Competition Virtuous websites will be able to signal their goodness to the world under a new scheme proposed by digital quango queen Martha Lane Fox.…

Two productive habits of experienced Sysadmins

LXer - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:05
This guide explores two habits that experienced Sysadmins use to make their time on the command line more efficient.

Guy Glitchy: Villagers torch Openreach effigy

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 04:52
Huh! More like 'won't reach'

Bonfire night has come a long way since Guy Fawkes' failed attempt to blow up the House of Lords on 5 November 1605. Now, we prefer to burn more modern day villains. Such as Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and, er, Openreach.…

Firefox bookmark saving add-on gives users that sync-ing feeling

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 04:32
XMarks the ... where are my bookmarks?

A freemium Firefox browser add-on that saves and syncs bookmarks has started "losing" bookmarks instead, according to its users.…

No humans allowed: How would a machine-centric data centre look?

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 04:03
This isn't a sci-fi premise, it'll influence how we segment our kit a few years down the line

Even using the most conservative estimates, the number of connected devices has surpassed the number of humans. Machines are communicating more with other machines than they are with humans.…

ViaSat hops into bed with European Space Agency in €68m deal

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:28
Cash stuffed into ground network for nippy broadband

Satellite outfit ViaSat is forming a €68m (£60m) public-private partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), which among other things is intended to fund ground stations for home broadband speeds of 100Mbps.…

GPL bodies in bizarre trademark fight

LXer - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:07
Senior Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has claimed he asked the Linux Foundation to withdraw funding from the Software Freedom Conservancy back in 2016, because he was unhappy with the way in which the SFC went about enforcing compliance with the GPL, the licence under which the Linux kernel is published.

Boffins: Sun's red dwarf neighbour is looking a little thick around the middle

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:01
Proxima Centauri... more like Pulverea Centauri, amirite?*

New research suggests that a dust belt may be circling the closest star to the Sun, a red dwarf named Proxima Centauri.…

Low latency in AFAs

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:40
Consistent, stable and low

SPONSORED Achieving consistent ultra low latency is often top of the list of requirements for those investing in all flash arrays.…

Ask Slashdot: Can Smart TVs Insert Ads Into Your Movies?

Slashdot - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:37
dryriver writes: Back in 2015, the owners of some Samsung smart TVs complained about their viewing of films and other content being constantly interrupted by a recurring Pepsi ad. It turned out that yes, the Samsung TV itself was inserting the ad into content. Samsung said at the time that it was a software glitch that caused this. They left a function on by default that should have been off when they shipped the TVs. But it proves that Smart TVs have an unnerving capability built into them -- the ability to interrupt content playback with product ads actually stored on the TV itself. So here's the question -- what if all Smart TV makers suddenly decide that having the ability to push custom ads to the owner of the TV is "fair game"? What if they decide "You want to own this model of TV for XXX Dollars? Well, you can have it, but we'll reserve the right to show you customized advertising as you are viewing stuff with it"? Are there any laws anywhere that would protect TV owners from such intrusive advertising?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Off-brand tablets look done, but big players are growing

TheRegister - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:32
And heeeere comes Amazon with its crazy low prices

The tablet computer market is sinking even as the fortunes of its main protagonists rise.…

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