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Published: 2017-11-19T13:18:43+09:00

 



Facebook Open Sources Its Network Routing Platform Open/R

2017-11-19T04:34:00+09:00

Facebook will open source its modular network routing software Open/R, currently used in its backbone and data center networks, which "provides a platform to disseminate state across the network and allows new applications to be built on top of it." An anonymous reader quotes TechCrunch:Facebook obviously has unique scale needs when it comes to running a network. It has billions of users doing real-time messaging and streaming content at a constant clip. As with so many things, Facebook found th ...



EFF Beats 'Stupid' Patent Troll In Court

2017-11-19T03:34:00+09:00

An Australian court can't make a California advocacy group take down a web page, a U.S. federal judge just ruled on Friday. Even if that web page calls a company's patents "stupid." Courthouse News reports:San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation sued Global Equity Management, or GEMSA, in April, claiming the Australian firm exploited its home country's weaker free speech protections to secure an unconstitutional injunction against EFF. Kurt Opsahl, EFF's deputy executive director and ...



FOSS Community Criticizes SFLC over SFC Trademark War

2017-11-19T02:34:00+09:00

Earlier this month Bruce Perens notified us that "the Software Freedom Law Center, a Linux-Foundation supported organization, has asked USPTO to cancel the trademark of the name of the Software Freedom Conservancy, an organization that assists and represents Free Software/Open Source developers." Now Slashdot reader curcuru -- director of the Apache Software Foundation -- writes:No matter how you look at it, this kind of lawsuit is a loss for software freedom and open source in general, since th ...



Is Firefox 57 Faster Than Chrome?

2017-11-19T01:34:00+09:00

An anonymous reader quotes TechNewsWorld:Firefox is not only fast on startup -- it remains zippy even when taxed by multitudes of tabs. "We have a better balance of memory to performance than all the other browsers," said Firefox Vice President for Product Nick Nguyen. "We use 30 percent less memory, and the reason for that is we can allocate the number of processes Firefox uses on your computer based on the hardware that you have," he told TechNewsWorld. The performance improvements in Quantum ...



iPhone X Owners Experience 'Crackling' or 'Buzzing' Sounds From Earpiece Speaker

2017-11-19T00:34:00+09:00

MacRumors reports:A limited but increasing number of iPhone X owners claim to be experiencing so-called "crackling" or "buzzing" sounds emanating from the device's front-facing earpiece speaker at high or max volumes. Over two dozen users have said they are affected in a MacRumors discussion topic about the matter, while similar reports have surfaced on Twitter and Reddit since the iPhone X launched just over a week ago. On affected devices, the crackling sounds occur with any kind of audio play ...



Study of 500,000 Teens Suggests Association Between Excessive Screen Time and Depression

2017-11-18T23:00:00+09:00

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Depression and suicide rates in teenagers have jumped in the last decade -- doubling between 2007 and 2015 for girls -- and the trend suspiciously coincides with when smartphones became their constant companions. A recent study places their screen time around nine hours per day. Another study, published on Tuesday, suggests that suicide and depression could be connected to the rise of smartphones, and increased screen time. Around 58 percent ...



Disarmo: Quale futuro per Leonardo-Finmeccanica? Grande confusione sotto il cielo?

2017-11-18T21:30:01+09:00

più che trasformazione si dovrebbe allora parlare di alchimia genetica



Walmart Says It's Preordered 15 of Tesla' New Semi Trucks

2017-11-18T19:00:00+09:00

Soon after Tesla unveiled its new electric Semi Truck and Roadster 2.0, Walmart says it has preordered 15 of the trucks. The Verge notes that the deal was "likely in the works before Tesla unveiled its new truck to the public." From the report: The pilot is planned for the U.S. and Canada. Five of the preordered vehicles will be for Walmart's U.S. business, and 10 will be for its Canadian routes, the company said. Walmart's fleet has about 6,000 trucks. "We have a long history of testing new tec ...






A Stable Plasma Ring Has Been Created In Open Air For the First Time Ever

2017-11-18T16:00:00+09:00

New submitter mrcoder83 shares a report from Futurism: Engineers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have been able to create a stable plasma ring without a container. According to the Caltech press release, it's "essentially capturing lightning in a bottle, but without the bottle." This remarkable feat was achieved using only a stream of water and a crystal plate, made from either quartz and lithium niobate. The union of these tools induced a type of contact electrification kn ...