Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 2:28pm
wiredmikey writes Microsoft has decided to ditch its tradition of publicly publishing information about upcoming patches the Thursday before Patch Tuesday. The decision represents a drastic change for the company's Advance Notification Service (ANS), which was created more than a decade ago to communicate information about security updates before they were released. However, Microsoft's "Premier customers" who still want to receive information about upcoming patches will be able to get the information through their Technical Account Manager support representatives, Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 2:28pm
wiredmikey writes Microsoft has decided to ditch its tradition of publicly publishing information about upcoming patches the Thursday before Patch Tuesday. The decision represents a drastic change for the company's Advance Notification Service (ANS), which was created more than a decade ago to communicate information about security updates before they were released. However, Microsoft's "Premier customers" who still want to receive information about upcoming patches will be able to get the information through their Technical Account Manager support representatives, Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 2:28pm
wiredmikey writes Microsoft has decided to ditch its tradition of publicly publishing information about upcoming patches the Thursday before Patch Tuesday. The decision represents a drastic change for the company's Advance Notification Service (ANS), which was created more than a decade ago to communicate information about security updates before they were released. However, Microsoft's "Premier customers" who still want to receive information about upcoming patches will be able to get the information through their Technical Account Manager support representatives, Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 2:28pm
wiredmikey writes Microsoft has decided to ditch its tradition of publicly publishing information about upcoming patches the Thursday before Patch Tuesday. The decision represents a drastic change for the company's Advance Notification Service (ANS), which was created more than a decade ago to communicate information about security updates before they were released. However, Microsoft's "Premier customers" who still want to receive information about upcoming patches will be able to get the information through their Technical Account Manager support representatives, Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 2:28pm
wiredmikey writes Microsoft has decided to ditch its tradition of publicly publishing information about upcoming patches the Thursday before Patch Tuesday. The decision represents a drastic change for the company's Advance Notification Service (ANS), which was created more than a decade ago to communicate information about security updates before they were released. However, Microsoft's "Premier customers" who still want to receive information about upcoming patches will be able to get the information through their Technical Account Manager support representatives, Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 2:28pm
wiredmikey writes Microsoft has decided to ditch its tradition of publicly publishing information about upcoming patches the Thursday before Patch Tuesday. The decision represents a drastic change for the company's Advance Notification Service (ANS), which was created more than a decade ago to communicate information about security updates before they were released. However, Microsoft's "Premier customers" who still want to receive information about upcoming patches will be able to get the information through their Technical Account Manager support representatives, Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 2:28pm
wiredmikey writes Microsoft has decided to ditch its tradition of publicly publishing information about upcoming patches the Thursday before Patch Tuesday. The decision represents a drastic change for the company's Advance Notification Service (ANS), which was created more than a decade ago to communicate information about security updates before they were released. However, Microsoft's "Premier customers" who still want to receive information about upcoming patches will be able to get the information through their Technical Account Manager support representatives, Microsoft said.

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The Autopilot Tech That Could Be a Total Game-Changer for Drones

Wired News - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 2:00pm

Intel and Ascending Technologies have teamed up to create drones that can fly themselves, thanks to wonders of 3-D imaging.

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Bacteria could contribute to development of wound-induced skin cancer

Science Daily - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 1:47pm
A new mechanism by which skin damage triggers the formation of tumors has been discovered by researchers, which could have important therapeutic implications for patients suffering with chronic ulcers or skin blistering diseases.
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What can your online avatar say about your personality?

Science Daily - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 1:47pm
Researchers are looking to understand the potential impressions and their limitations of those we meet in a digital context. In a new study, the researchers specifically looked at what personality traits are conveyed by a user's avatar.
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Chitosan: Sustainable alternative for food packaging

Science Daily - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 1:46pm
A material known as chitosan, made from crustacean shells, has been used to substitute petroleum by-products in food packaging. The environment is seriously affected by the use of food packaing: plastic bottles and films are present everywhere in our civilization and take between 100 and 400 years to degrade. So the quest for alternative materials to plastics produced from petroleum is an environmental priority.
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Tumor-blocking role found for cell regulation molecule

Science Daily - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 1:46pm
The role of a protein in regulating tumor development has been studied by researchers who have found that it suppresses liver cancer growth in the lab. The investigation has focused on the role of a protein controlled by JNK and p38, known as ATF2, in tumor development.
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Novel breast cancer gene found: BCL11A is active in difficult-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer

Science Daily - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 1:46pm
A gene has been identified that is especially active in aggressive subtypes of breast cancer. The research suggests that an overactive BCL11A gene drives triple-negative breast cancer development and progression.
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 1:46pm
Noryungi (70322) writes Theo De Raadt roundly criticized NTP due to its recent security advisories, and pointed out that OpenBSD OpenNTPD was not vulnerable. However, it also had not been made portable to other OS in a long time. Brent Cook, also known for his work on the portable version of LibreSSL (OpenBSD cleanup and refactoring of OpenSSL) decided to take the matter in his own hands and released a new portable version of OpenNTPD. Everyone rejoice, compile and report issues!

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HTTP/2 - the IETF Is Phoning It In

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 1:05pm
An anonymous reader writes HTTP/2 is back in the spotlight again. After drawing significant ire over a proposal for officially sanctioned snooping, the IETF is drawing criticism for plowing ahead with its plans for HTTP/2 on an unrealistically short schedule and with an insufficiently clear charter. A few days ago the IETF announced Last Call for comments on the HTTP/2 protocol. Poul-Henning Kamp writes, "Some will expect a major update to the world's most popular protocol to be a technical masterpiece and textbook example for future students of protocol design. Some will expect that a protocol designed during the Snowden revelations will improve their privacy. Others will more cynically suspect the opposite. There may be a general assumption of 'faster.' Many will probably also assume it is 'greener.' And some of us are jaded enough to see the "2.0" and mutter 'Uh-oh, Second Systems Syndrome.' The cheat sheet answers are: no, no, probably not, maybe, no and yes." "Given this rather mediocre grade-sheet, you may be wondering why HTTP/2.0 is even being considered as a standard in the first place. The Answer is Politics. Google came up with the SPDY protocol, and since they have their own browser, they could play around as they choose to, optimizing the protocol for their particular needs. SPDY was a very good prototype which showed clearly that there was potential for improvement in a new version of the HTTP protocol. Kudos to Google for that. But SPDY also started to smell a lot like a 'walled garden'." "The IETF, obviously fearing irrelevance, hastily 'discovered' that the HTTP/1.1 protocol needed an update, and tasked a working group with preparing it on an unrealistically short schedule. This ruled out any basis for the new HTTP/2.0 other than the SPDY protocol. With only the most hideous of SPDY's warts removed, and all other attempts at improvement rejected as 'not in scope,' 'too late,' or 'no consensus,' the IETF can now claim relevance and victory by conceding practically every principle ever held dear in return for the privilege of rubber-stamping Google's initiative."

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Mars Microbe Traces Spotted by Rover? Probably Not, Curiosity Team Says

Space.com - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 12:46pm
Intriguing features photographed by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity probably don't have a biological origin, mission team members say.
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The Week’s Best TV: Eddie Redmayne Failed His Bilbo Baggins Audition…Badly

Wired News - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 12:00pm

With the Golden Globes airing this Sunday, screen-related awards season is about to hit full tilt. For us, that means all those late-entry trophy contenders have their A-list cast members trolling the TV circuit to hawk their wares. (Eddie Redmayne, Anna Kendrick, Jessica Lange—oh, my!) You're starting off strong on the culture front, 2015. We hope you keep up the good work.

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An Anti-Torture Logo That Cleverly Communicates Across Three Cultures

Wired News - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:30am

How do you create awareness in the West of a problem that seems far, far away in Sri Lanka?

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Linux’s Creator Wants Us All to Chill Out About the Leap Second

Wired News - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:30am

The leap second took out Linux systems a few years back, but Linux creator thinks we should keep them. In fact, he thinks we should all have a leap second party when the next one shows up this summer.

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How Pong and the Odyssey Console Launched the Videogame Era

Wired News - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:30am

Who created Pong? As with many stories from the early days of videogames, it's a little complicated.

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