DARPA Looks To End the Scourge of Counterfeit Computer Gear

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 9:47pm
coondoggie writes "Few things can mess up a highly technical system and threaten lives like a counterfeit electronic component, yet the use of such bogus gear is said to be widespread. A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program will target these phony products and develop a tool to 'verify, without disrupting or harming the system, the trustworthiness of a protected electronic component.'"

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DARPA Looks To End the Scourge of Counterfeit Computer Gear

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 9:47pm
coondoggie writes "Few things can mess up a highly technical system and threaten lives like a counterfeit electronic component, yet the use of such bogus gear is said to be widespread. A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program will target these phony products and develop a tool to 'verify, without disrupting or harming the system, the trustworthiness of a protected electronic component.'"

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DARPA Looks To End the Scourge of Counterfeit Computer Gear

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 9:47pm
coondoggie writes "Few things can mess up a highly technical system and threaten lives like a counterfeit electronic component, yet the use of such bogus gear is said to be widespread. A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program will target these phony products and develop a tool to 'verify, without disrupting or harming the system, the trustworthiness of a protected electronic component.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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DARPA Looks To End the Scourge of Counterfeit Computer Gear

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 9:47pm
coondoggie writes "Few things can mess up a highly technical system and threaten lives like a counterfeit electronic component, yet the use of such bogus gear is said to be widespread. A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program will target these phony products and develop a tool to 'verify, without disrupting or harming the system, the trustworthiness of a protected electronic component.'"

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Facebook's Plan to Conquer the World — With Crappy Phones and Bad Networks

Wired News - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 9:45pm
Facebook has already conquered America. Now, it wants to take on the rest of the world--especially the parts where people weren't even online yet.
    





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Runaway Pulsar Unleashes Longest X-Ray Jet in Milky Way Galaxy

Space.com - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 9:19pm
A NASA X-ray telescope has detected the longest jet in the Milky Way: a corkscrew-shaped trail of high-energy particles being ejected from a speeding pulsar.
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 9:02pm
itwbennett writes "Writing about his career decisions, programming language choices, and regrets, Rob Conery says that as a .NET developer he became more reliant on an IDE than he would have with PHP. Blogger, and .NET developer, Matthew Mombrea picks up the thread, coming to the defense of IDEs (Visual Studio in particular). Mombrea argues that 'being a good developer isn't about memorizing the language specific calls, it's about knowing the available ways to solve a problem and solving it using the best technique or tools as you can.' Does using an IDE make you lazy with the language? Would you be better off programming with Notepad?"

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Mysterious Ribbon | Space Wallpaper

Space.com - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:55pm
This space wallpaper shows a model of the interstellar magnetic fields — which would otherwise be straight — warping around the outside of our heliosphere. The image is based on data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer.
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NASA Will Unveil New Discoveries from Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft Wednesday

Space.com - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:23pm
The space agency will announce more discoveries by Kepler, whose original planet-hunting mission was scuttled by a glitch in May 2013, during a press conference at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday (Feb. 26).
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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

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The Ever So Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came To Rule the World

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:20pm
pacopico writes "About 24 years ago, a tiny chip company came to life in a Cambridge, England barn. It was called ARM, and it looked quite unlike any other chip company that had come before it. Businessweek has just published something of an oral history on the weird things that took place to let ARM end up dominating the mobile revolution and rivaling Coke and McDonald's as the most prolific consumer product company on the planet. The story also looks at what ARM's new CEO needs to do not to mess things up."

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Harold Ramis Dies At 69

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 8:11pm
samzenpus writes "Writer and comedian Harold Ramis has passed away at 69. Ramis had a hand in many classic comedies but is especially loved for playing the ghost-hunting Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters. 'His creativity, compassion, intelligence, humor and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him,' said his family in a statement."

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