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Shut up and take my money!
How do you feel about the idea of running an up-to-date Lenovo ThinkPad with the look of a classic IBM ThinkPad? If you want it, Lenovo might just build it.
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Looks like +YouTube  is doing a bang-up job of copyright protection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSOuCwI_wbQ

The entire Mad Max movie in Russian, apparently recorded on a smart phone.
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I really don't know how to feel about this.
 
White House: Yeah, copyright those APIs.
Google v. Oracle: Unlicensed use of APIs might be a fair use, US says.
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I know exactly how to feel about this. WTF, Obama.
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Coffee has lots of genes for making caffeine and other flavorful chemicals.
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No crew. A tenth of a captain. Broadband remote control. This is the future of oceanic cargo.
MUNIN Project seeks to set robotic cargo ships loose on the oceans.
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Wonder if pirates will stay in their armchairs too? "Help my ship got hacked!"...
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I've just learned that my sometimes boss, long-time work colleague, and good friend +Eric Lundquist  has passed on. I am  told  that he was cycling last weekend and had a massive heart attack. He was in a medically induced coma and they took him off life support today. He was 64."

I am so, so sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of seeing him just a few weeks ago. He was a truly good guy and I will be far from the only person, in or out of tech journalism who will miss him.
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$9.1M contract extension includes support for Office and Exchange 2003 as well.
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It appears that +SourceForge took over the control of the 'GIMP for Windows' account and is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP. They also locked out original owner of the account, Jernej Simončič, who has been building the Windows versions of GIMP for our project for years.

So far they haven't replied to provide explanations. Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for WIndows via its official Downloads page.
Source for version 2.8 (Stable). GIMP releases available from gimp.org and its mirrors contain the source code and have to be compiled in order to be installed on your system. For instructions, how to build GIMP from source code, please see this page.
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Latest patch fixed one test case, but more vulnerabilities remain, say experts.
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So, is open source really "inherently more secure"? Maybe someone should start paying people to review and patch code like bash.
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Isn't the big G paying for the bug bounty of open source projects?
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TL;DR: if you have stuff you don't want someone else to see, and must use iCloud, get 2 factor authentication and use a really long, non-dictionary password. Better, back up locally and encrypt. And Windows iCloud users—if you get malware'd, your account token could be snagged and used without your password.
High-end tools, simple hacks can still make iPhone data less private than we'd like.
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I'm IT editor of Ars Technica. I've written a bunch of other places. You can see some of my clips here

I've been a telecommuter since 1994, and have been a blogger since 1996. I've been a smart-ass for a lot longer than that.




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Rode in an Expedition with Ice T, Richard Belzer, and Steve Gillmor once.
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  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Baltimore
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US Navy looks to Norway for answer to under-armed Littoral Combat Ship
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USS Coronado will test launch Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile this fall.

Russia publicly joins war on Tor privacy with $111,000 bounty
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Interior Ministry wants way to crack down on anonymous bloggers, other criminals.

Pakistan, Iran, and… USA? New heatmap shows where NSA hacks
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Slide of active computer network exploitations reveals NSA hacks all over the world.

My week as an Internet spy
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Ars tests Internet surveillance—by spying on an NPR reporter.

Russians capture cigarette-smuggling drone
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Low-flying Lithuanian drone flew smokes across border, guided by GPS.

Arduino gets bigger—and smaller—at Maker Faire
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Arduino unveils 32-bit Zero board; LittleBits introduces Lego-like starter kit.

Iran claims to have cloned US stealth drone, but it looks fake
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"Their fiberglass work has improved," says one observer.

DARPA wants drones that work like Ender’s Game
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CODE project seeks autonomous, collaborating drones that respond to one commander.

Littoral failure: Navy hedges bets on high-tech littoral combat ships
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DoD looks for alternatives to modular ship that are less likely to be cannon fodder.

How the NSA would get phone data under Obama administration’s new plan
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Just because phone companies keep the data doesn't mean NSA won't have broad access.

White House to propose law to end NSA bulk collection of phone data
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Phone companies will keep data, provided only with new court's order.

Malaysian airliner’s path ultimately tracked by satellite pings’ Doppler...
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Inmarsat analysis of other planes’ signals and paths helped determine course.

Freedom-schmeedum: Turkey’s government moves to “wipe out” Twitter
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Turkish ISPs use DNS redirect to try to block access to service, and fail.

Gears of war: When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves
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In some ways, the Navy's latest computers fall short of the power of 1930s tech.

How CIA snooped on Senate Intel Committee’s files
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It's easy to search someone's network when you hired the IT department.

FAA can’t regulate small RC aircraft as “drones,” judge rules
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NTSB judge strikes down $10,000 fine against man for unlicensed "commercial use."

Facebook open-sources Thrift, again, with fbthrift overhaul
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Fork of original project, now at Apache, adds guts for bigger cloud services.

The GOP arms itself for the next “war” in the analytics arms race
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Para Bellum Labs, an RNC incubator, looks to change the business of campaigning.