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Creating an Internet Radio Station with Icecast and Liquidsoap

LXer - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:05
Ever wanted to stream prerecorded music or a live event, such as a lecture orconcert for an internet audience? With Icecast and Liquidsoap, you can set up afull-featured, flexible internet radio station using free software and openstandards.

FDA Approves First Drug Aimed at Women With Inherited Breast Cancer

Slashdot - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:05
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene. From a report: The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLC's Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who have undergone chemotherapy. The drug has been on the market since 2014 for ovarian cancer, and is the first in a new class of medicines called PARP inhibitors to be approved for breast cancer. PARP inhibitors prevent cancer cells from fixing problems in their DNA. Lynparza will cost $13,886 per month without insurance, according to AstraZeneca. The company is offering patients financial assistance.

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Lenovo inherited a switch authentication bypass – from Nortel

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:58
A long time ago, in a company far, far away …

Lenovo has patched an ancient vulnerability in switches that it acquired along with IBM's hardware businesses and which Big Blue itself acquired when it slurped parts of Nortel.…

IBM kills Global Technology and Global Business Services: It's all ‘IBM Services’ now

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:34
Because you need to ‘capitalize on exponential intelligence fueled by pervasive tech’ and only IBM can do that

Exclusive IBM has plans to help its ailing services business with a re-branding exercise that will see its Global Technology Services (GTS) and Global Business Services (GBS) operations emerge as a single entity named “IBM Services.”…

Airbus A380, Once the Future of Aviation, May Cease Production

Slashdot - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:25
The days may be numbered for the world's largest passenger aircraft. An anonymous reader shares a report: Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380 superjumbo, said on Monday that it would have to end production of the plane if its only major customer, Emirates, did not order more (Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source). The admission by John Leahy, the company's chief operating officer, was the latest indication that Airbus miscalculated more than two decades ago when it bet that clogged runways would create demand for larger planes that could deliver more people with fewer landing slots. Instead, airlines bypassed the major hubs and ordered midsize planes that could fly directly between regional airports. [...] When Airbus started delivering the A380 a decade ago, after spending $25 billion to develop it, the company based near Toulouse, France, saw the plane as the solution to airport congestion and to increased demand for air travel. Only so many planes can land at an airport in any given day, so Airbus reasoned that planes carrying more people would allow airports to absorb more passengers. The A380 can carry more than 500 passengers while also offering amenities like showers, first-class suites and a bar.

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Mozilla Tests Firefox 'Tab Warming'

Slashdot - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:45
Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Mozilla is currently testing a new feature called "Tab Warming" that engineers hope will improve the tab switching process. According to a description of the feature, Tab Warming will watch the user's mouse cursor and start "painting" content inside a tab whenever the user hovers his mouse over one. Firefox will do this on the assumption the user wants to click and switch to view that tab and will want to keep a pre-rendered tab on hand if this occurs. "Those precious milliseconds are used to do the rendering and uploading, so that when the click event finally comes, the [tab] is ready and waiting for you," said Mike Conley, one of the Firefox engineers who worked on this feature.

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Linspire and Freespire Linux OSes Now Patched Against Meltdown and Spectre Flaws

LXer - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:11
After releasing an updated ISO image for Black Lab Enterprise Linux with patches against Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, Roberto J. Dohnert also updated the Linspire and Freespire Linux OSes.

Canadian Charged With Running LeakedSource.com, Selling Stolen Info

Slashdot - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:05
A Canadian man accused of operating the LeakedSource.com website, a major repository of stolen online credentials, has been arrested and charged with trafficking in billions of stolen personal identity records, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Monday. From a report: The site, which was shut down in early 2017, had collected details from a string of major breaches and made them accessible and searchable for a fee. The man, 27-year-old Jordan Evan Bloom, is due to appear in a Toronto court on Monday to hear charges that as administrator of the site he collected some C$247,000 from the sale of stolen records and associated passwords.

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Google Brings Map Service Back To China

Slashdot - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:22
Google has relaunched its map service in China after an eight-year absence, signaling a new era of cooperation between the American internet giant and local partners in fields such as artificial intelligence, reports Nikkei. From the report: Chinese netizens hailed the revival of Google Maps on Monday as the American company's great return to China, where its trademark search and other services have been unavailable since 2010. While Google began offering a translation app for Chinese smartphones in March 2017, the map service reaches far more users as one of Google's best-known offerings. The company has set up a China-specific version of the Google Maps website and introduced a map app for Chinese iPhones. But when users of the app attempt to use its navigation features, they are automatically transferred to an app from AutoNavi, a mapping company owned by Chinese internet leader Alibaba Group Holding.

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How To Boot Into Linux Command Line

LXer - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:17
The operating system makes use of swap space when its available physical memory (RAM) is running out due to ever demanding applications. In this situation, the operating system moves the inactive pages in physical memory to swap space.

Now Meltdown patches are making industrial control systems lurch

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:07
Automation and SCADA-flingers admit fix has affected products

Patches for the Meltdown vulnerability are causing stability issues in industrial control systems.…

Super Micro crams 36 Samsung 'ruler' SSDs into dense superserver

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:05
Watch out Intel, there's a new mini-ruler in town

Analysis Super Micro has a supernaturally dense thin server with up to half a petabyte of flash using unannounced Samsung SSDs.…

Ford giving 'leccy car investment a jolt to the tune of $11 BEEELLION

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:32
Detroit giant plans 40 full and hybrid models by 2022

American auto enormity Ford will increase its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£7.97bn) in the next five years, it announced yesterday at the North American International Auto Show.…

How to Install Java on Ubuntu

LXer - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:22
Easy to follow, step by step, up to date instructions on how to install and set up Java on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04 and any other release.

UK taxman has domain typo-squatter stripped of HMRC web addresses

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:06
Panama corporation owns nearly 54,000 dot-UK sites

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has insisted on having a Panama company trading as the “Whois Foundation” formally stripped of a handful of dodgy web domains, even though the firm instantly offered to hand them over when challenged.…

Microsoft wants to patent mind control

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:28
Battling Zuck for the brain-computer interface

Microsoft has applied to patent a brain control interface, so you'll be able to "think" your way around a computer device, hands free.…

Vendors: Don't sweat over Spectre, Meltdown SANitation

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:05
Debate rages on software, HCI slowdown though

Analysis Several SAN suppliers have said their systems don't need patching against the Spectre and Meltdown bugs. We asked Dell and Pure Storage about the impact of fixes and whether their SANs and Dell's hyperconverged (HCI) systems needed patching.…

Creating an Internet Radio Station with Icecast and Liquidsoap

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:34

Ever wanted to stream prerecorded music or a live event, such as a lecture or concert for an internet audience? With Icecast and Liquidsoap, you can set up a full-featured, flexible internet radio station using free software and open standards. more>>

How debuggers really work

LXer - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:28
A debugger is one of those pieces of software that most, if not every, developer uses at least once during their software engineering career, but how many of you know how they actually work? During my talk at linux.conf.au 2018 in Sydney, I will be talking about writing a debugger from scratch... in Rust!In this article, the terms debugger/tracer are interchangeably. "Tracee" refers to the process being traced by the tracer.read more

220 heads to roll as Steria hacks away at UK.gov back-office IT biz

TheRegister - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:28
Part of major shake-up at outsourcer

French outsourcer Sopra Steria plans to make 220 folk redundant from its UK government business as part of a major upheaval of its public sector operation.…

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