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Gartner's top tip to data crunchers on the eve of GDPR? Don't be creepy

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:56
Why do people forget they're a customer outside the office?

Businesses risk losing millions from the investments they made in data and analytics if they don’t respect their customers’ privacy, according to Gartner research director Bart Willemsen.…

Horn star Sudan, last male northern white rhino, dies aged 45

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:26
Only a bucket of semen remains

Sudan, aka "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World” as per hook-up app Tinder, the last male northern white rhino, shuffled off this mortal coil yesterday, aged 45.…

Dry – An Interactive CLI Manager For Docker Containers

LXer - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:10
2DayGeek: A command line Docker manager & monitoring tool for Linux.

UK's London Gatwick Airport boasts of driverless vehicle trial

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:27
On the ground... and for staff only, that is

London Gatwick Airport in the UK has declared that it is trialling autonomous cars for moving staff around the airfield.…

Brit police forces spend peanuts on cybercrime training

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:58
£1.3m over three years? Get with the times, plod

The police force covering the base of the UK's electronic spy agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham, England, has admitted that it has spent nothing at all on cybercrime training over the past few years.…

Leading by example: UK.gov's secure server setup is patchy at best

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:46
Many .gov websites 'broken, misconfigured or insecure'

The security of UK government websites is inconsistent, and local authorities are among the worst offenders.…

British Level 4 driverless pods are whizzing along ... er, a London path

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:03
Here's what happened on the Drive of the Machines

What’s it like to ride in a Level 4 driverless car? About the same as sitting on the bus, really – until you think closely about what a driverless pod whizzing down a riverside cycle path is actually achieving.…

Lead Exposure Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Adults Every Year in the US, Study Finds

Slashdot - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:00
Bruce66423 shares a report from The Guardian: Last week, a massive new study concluded that lead is 10 times more dangerous than thought, and that past exposure now hastens one in every five U.S. deaths. Researchers at four North American universities, led by Bruce Lanphear, of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, studied the fate of 14,289 people whose blood had been tested in an official U.S. survey between 1988 and 1994. Four fifths of them had harbored levels of the toxic metal below what has, hitherto, been thought safe. The study found that deaths, especially from cardiovascular disease, increased markedly with exposure, even at the lowest levels. It concluded that lead kills 412,000 people a year -- accounting for 18% of all U.S. mortality, not much less than the 483,000 who perish as a result of smoking. The study has been published in the Lancet Public Health journal.

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96Boards.org spins AI format tapped by new Arrow, HiSilicon, Rockchip, and Avnet SBCs

LXer - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 03:53
Linaro and 96Boards.org unveiled a “96Boards.ai” initiative along with several Linux-based hacker boards that comply with it: Arrow’s DragonBoard 820C, HiSilicon’s Hikey970, Rockchip’s Rock960, Avnet’s Ultra96, and an upcoming Socionext board. At Linaro Connect in Hong Kong, Linaro announced yet another variation on its open source 96Boards spec called 96Boards.ai. The Linux-supported platform is designed […]

Cold cuts from Infinidat, Pivot3 and Pavilion Data, plus some dish on ex-Docker boss

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 03:35
Storage mezze to start your week

Roundup In this week's roundup of bite-sized storage snacks: Infinidat has added a second data protection partnership, NVMe-oF startup Pavilion Data has lost one of its two co-founders, a peer-to-peer storage startup nabbed a Docker high-flier, and Pivot3 downsized its HCI product to a slim 1U shelf.…

No, Stephen Hawking's last paper didn't prove the existence of a multiverse

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 03:02
Late great physicist finished on an attempt to unify gravity and quantum mechanics

Sorry: Stephen Hawking's last paper doesn't favour the so-called “multiverse”, but there's some cool stuff in it if you ignore the headlines.…

OpenPower Foundation Aims to Power Server Acceleration Beyond Moore's Law

LXer - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 02:45
At the OpenPower Summit, execs reveal that initial enthusiasm by vendors to build their own silicon has been replaced by efforts to built accelerators.

VMware ponders baking backup into VSAN

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 02:27
And disaster recovery too, by painting a target on AWS

VMware has pondered baking backup and disaster recovery into its VSAN software-defined storage tool.…

Samsung’s DeX dock clicks the second time around

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 02:04
Making the phone a touchpad for the desktop is a good idea

First fondle When Samsung gave the world its DeX dock last year, we rated the device a solid, thoughtful job for its feat of allowing a smartphone to deliver a decent desktop experience.…

Sony Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra Users Rejoice, Android 8.0 Oreo Is Here

LXer - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:36
If you own a Sony Xperia XA1, Sony Xperia XA1 Plus or Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone, chances are you can now update your devices to the Android 8.0 Oreo software update.

New York Power Companies Can Now Charge Bitcoin Miners More

Slashdot - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:00
Last Wednesday, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled that municipal power companies could charge higher electricity rates to cryptocurrency miners who try to benefit from the state's abundance of cheap hydroelectric power. Ars Technica reports: Over the years, Bitcoin's soaring price has drawn entrepreneurs to mining. Bitcoin mining enterprises have become massive endeavors, consuming megawatts of power on some grids. To minimize the cost of that considerable power draw, mining companies have tried to site their operations in towns with cheap electricity, both in the U.S. and around the world. In the U.S., regions with the cheapest energy tend to be small towns with hydroelectric power. But mining booms in small U.S. towns are not always met with approval. A group of 36 municipal power authorities in northern and western New York petitioned the PSC for permission to raise electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners because their excessive power use has been taxing very small local grids and causing rates to rise for other customers. The PSC responded on Wednesday that it would allow those local power companies to raise rates for cryptocurrency miners. The response noted that New York's local power companies, which are customer-owned and range in size from 1.5 MW to 122 MW, "acquire low-cost power, typically hydro, and distribute the power to customers at no profit." If a community consumes more than what has been acquired, cost increases are passed on to all customers. "In Plattsburgh, for example, monthly bills for average residential customers increased nearly $10 in January because of the two cryptocurrency companies operating there," the PSC document says. The city of Plattsburgh, New York has since imposed an 18-month moratorium on commercial cryptocurrency mining to "protect and enhance the city's natural, historic, cultural and electrical resources."

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OpenMSA: A devops framework for the network admin

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:54
Ubiqube's CTO Hervé Guesdon talks to El Reg

Interview In February, network automation company Ubiqube released another network management framework into the open source world. The Register spoke to CTO Hervé Guesdon to understand the company's hopes for its OpenMSA tools.…

Space, the final blunt-tier: Binary system ejected huge 'spliff' asteroid, boffins reckon

TheRegister - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:02
'Oumuamua produced by solar system that makes more asteroids than comets

Pic 'Oumuamua, the mysterious and oddly shaped interstellar asteroid spotted by astronomers, was probably ejected from a binary star system.…

Linux tricks, advice for advanced developers, Raspberry Pi, Ansible, Bitwarden, and more must-reads

LXer - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 23:19
Last week we celebrated Pi week with nine new Raspberry Pi articles. Also, advice for advanced developers from A. Jesse (staff engineer at MongoDB) created lots of conversation on HackerNews. Here[he]#039[/he]s the list of reader favorites from March 12-18.
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