Monthly Archives: October 2016

CenturyLink To Buy Level 3 For $34 Billion, Create a More Formidable Competitor To AT&T

In what is seen as a move to build a more formidable competitor to AT&T, rival CenturyLink today announced it is buying Level 3 Communications for about $34 billion in cash and stock. From a report on Bloomberg: Both companies

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MacBook Pro (2016) Disappointment Pushes Some Apple Loyalists To Ubuntu Linux

Linux distributions have emerged as one of the beneficiaries in the aftermath of the MacBook Pros launch. Many people aren’t pleased with the offering and prices of Apple’s three new laptops and some of them are resorting to Linux-powered laptops.

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NSA Hackers The Shadow Brokers Dump More Files

The hacker (or a group of hackers) who call themselves The Shadow Brokers today published more files. From an article on Motherboard: This latest release comes while Hal Martin, an NSA contractor and, according to The Washington Post , the

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NASA Scientists Suggest We’ve Been Underestimating Sea Level Rise

Our current estimate about the global sea level is “way off” according to a new study. The study published in Geophysical Research Letters this month suggests that our historial sea level records have been off by an underestimation of five

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Facebook Tried To Buy Asian Snapchat Clone Snow

Jon Russell, reporting for TechCrunch:Here’s fuel to the fire for those who believe that Facebook will buy anything that looks, smells or moves like Snapchat. The U.S. social networking giant this summer made an unsuccessful bid to acquire Snow, a

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EFF Suggests Halloween Costume To Protest Facial Recognition Databases

An anonymous reader writes: EFF’s list of costume ideas for digital rights activists include a Stingray costume, dressing up like a Privacy Badger (or a patent troll), and using facepaint to simulate the eerie digitization algorithms that are currently capturing

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Male Birth Control Shot Found Effective

An anonymous reader quotes the BBC: A hormone injection has been shown to be a safe and effective method of contraception — for men. U.S. researchers say the jab was almost 96% effective in tests on around 270 men who

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Ask Slashdot: What Training Helps Older Programmers Most?

brown.dragon is an older programmer moving to Australia. He writes: I want to start an online solution that other programmers find helpful, and right now I’m wondering if I should go with “learning new technologies” or “getting really good at

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EA Blocks ‘Origin’ Access In Six Countries, Citing US Embargoes

An anonymous reader writes: “In compliance with US embargoes and sanctions laws, Origin is not available in Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine (Crimea region),” a community manager from EA posted in September. Engadget calls it “a

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WordPress Founder Accuses Wix Of Stealing Code

An anonymous reader writes: “Wow, dude I did not even know we were fighting,” Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami posted on the company’s blog Saturday — responding to WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, who on Friday accused Wix of stealing their code.

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