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LibreSSL: More Than 30 Days Later. Ted Unangst LibreSSL was officially announced to the world just about exactly five months ago.

LibreSSL: More Than 30 Days Later

Bob spoke at BSDCan about the first 30 days. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. WAUeajg.jpg (JPEG Image, 754 × 502 pixels) Everything You Need to Know About the Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover. Hong Kong has entered a state of mass civil disobedience - Quartz. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the streets of Hong Kong to protest against Beijing’s influence over how the semi-autonomous territory elects its top officials.

Hong Kong has entered a state of mass civil disobedience - Quartz

Police used several rounds of tear gas to scatter the mostly peaceful crowds that had blocked one of Hong Kong’s main thoroughfares in the early evening, but crowds did not disperse. Earlier today, pro-democracy group Occupy Central announced the beginning of a civil disobedience campaign intended to disrupt Asia’s largest financial center until its demands for free elections are met. Now I Know: Star Fortress. If you're interested in board games (and, as a litmus test, have played the game Settlers of Catan), I highly recommend the product shoehorned into the "related" section today.

Now I Know: Star Fortress

I've played it many times and it's really a fantastic game. -- DanStar Fortress For centuries, the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Turks were at war. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Does a five-year-old need to learn how to code? 25 September 2014Last updated at 19:34 ET By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter Will your child grow up to be a programmer?

Does a five-year-old need to learn how to code?

Here's a scary thought for any parent whose child has just started primary school. The new national curriculum for Key Stage 1 - ages five to seven (Years 1-2) - requires pupils in all local authority schools in England to "understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented on digital devices, that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions; create and debug simple programme". And there were you thinking they were just going to be doing a bit of colouring. The rather daunting-sounding plan is part of a push to get computer coding taught in school from an early age as a way of helping to find programmers for a jobs market that is increasingly reliant on such skills. We are entering an era when computers are actually beginning to teach themselves. Dead language? When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone. When a thing connects to the Internet, three things happen: it becomes smart, it becomes hackable, and it's no longer something you own.

When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

Johan Larsson/Flickr Everyone understands what it means to own a plunger. Go to a store, buy the tool, take the physical object home, use it. No contract is required. After Consumer Reports flex test, new iPhones “not as bendy as believed” After reports began to surface that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are far more bendable than their predecessors, Consumer Reports promised it would put the new handsets to the test.

After Consumer Reports flex test, new iPhones “not as bendy as believed”

As of Friday evening, the results are in: "Our tests show that both iPhones seem tougher than the Internet fracas implies. " How exactly did the magazine come to that conclusion? Using an Instron compression test machine, the researchers applied a "three-point flexural test... in which the phone is supported at two points on either end, then force is applied at a third point on the top. " Consumer Reports tested a number of phones for comparison: an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One (M8), and, for good measure, an iPhone 5.

According to The Verge, which visited Apple's secret test site near 1 Infinite Loop, the phone maker itself applied 25 kilograms (55.1 pounds) of force to test the flexibility of thousands of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units. Terror laws clear Senate, enabling entire Australian web to be monitored and whistleblowers to be jailed.

Terror laws enabling internet monitoring clear Senate Australia's spy agency could soon have the power to monitor the entire Australian internet after new anti-terrorism laws passed the Senate on Thursday night.

Terror laws clear Senate, enabling entire Australian web to be monitored and whistleblowers to be jailed

The new bill (PDF) Australian spies will soon have the power to monitor the entire Australian internet with just one warrant, and journalists and whistleblowers will face up to 10 years' jail for disclosing classified information. The government's first tranche of tougher anti-terrorism bills, which will beef up the powers of the domestic spy agency ASIO, passed the Senate by 44 votes to 12 on Thursday night with bipartisan support from Labor. Attorney-General George Brandis praised the laws being passed. How does SQLite work? Part 1: pages! This evening the fantastic Kamal and I sat down to learn a little more about databases than we did before.

How does SQLite work? Part 1: pages!

I wanted to hack on SQLite, because I’ve used it before, it requires no configuration or separate server process, I’d been told that its source code is well-written and approachable, and all the data is stored in one file. Perfect! Human trials of artificial artery. An artificial artery is set to be tested in human trials early this year.

Human trials of artificial artery

London's Royal Free Hospital used nanotechnology to develop the small bypass graft from a polymer material. The material enables the graft to mimic the natural pulsing of human blood vessels, which enables them to deliver nutrients to the body's tissues. Small Farmer Explains What It Takes To Stay In Business - Business Insider. The secret to raising well behaved teens? Maximise their Zzzzz’s! Printer friendly version Share 26 September 2014 Taylor & Francis While American paediatricians warn sleep deprivation can stack the deck against teenagers, a new study from Taylor & Francis reveals youth’s irritability and laziness aren’t down to attitude problems but lack of sleep.

The secret to raising well behaved teens? Maximise their Zzzzz’s!

Recently published in the journal of Learning, Media and Technology, this interesting paper exposes the negative consequences of sleep deprivation caused by early school bells, and shows that altering education times not only perks up teens’ mood, but also enhances learning and health. It is no secret that human biology and education measure time in different ways; however, ‘our ability to function optimally [and learn], varies with biological time rather than conventional social times’, explain the team leading the research. A Potentially Cheap Way to Store Solar. If solar power is to become a primary source of electricity around the world, we’ll need cheap ways to store energy from the sun when it isn’t shining. A paper published in the journal Science this week reports a major step toward such a system. Researchers have developed a device that cheaply and efficiently converts the energy in sunlight into hydrogen, which can be used as a fuel and is easily stored.

Michael Graetzel, who directs the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland, along with colleagues in Korea and Singapore, built a device that uses electricity and catalyst materials to make hydrogen and oxygen from water. This new “water splitter,” as such devices are known, is highly efficient, uses cheap and abundant materials, and is easy to make. Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet bill of rights to ensure greater privacy. The inventor of the world wide web has warned that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web. Tim Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago, called on Saturday for a bill of rights that would guarantee the independence of the internet and ensure users’ privacy. “If a company can control your access to the internet, if they can control which websites they go to, then they have tremendous control over your life,” Berners-Lee said at the Web We Want festival on the future of the internet in London.

“If a government can block you going to, for example, the opposition’s political pages, then they can give you a blinkered view of reality to keep themselves in power.” “Suddenly the power to abuse the open internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies.” Rooftop solar panels could soon cut utility profits by 15% or more. Rooftop solar panel installations could cut utility profits by 15% or more over the next eight years, according to a federally funded report (download PDF) that studied two prototypical U.S. utilities -- one in the Southwest and the other in the Northeast. The study predicts that rooftop solar panel installations will grow from 0.2% market penetration today to 10% by 2022. Using that scenario, the analysis found that shareholder earnings fell by 8% for the Southwest utility and by 15% for the Northeast utility using the 10% photovoltaic (PV) rooftop panel market penetration assumption.

However, earnings fell by as much as 13% and 41%, respectively, under certain other conditions. The 50 Year Argument: Martin Scorsese's Documentary About The New York Review of Books. Russian suspicions of U.S. motives in Syria make cooperation unlikely. The smart way to make an offer on a home. Deciding to buy a home is a huge decision — and the price is not something to take lightly. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. 22 maps and charts that will surprise you.

By Ezra Klein on March 11, 2015 A good visualization helps you see what the data is telling you. Better Yourself by Understanding Why You Don't Like Certain People. Google Placing Tighter Restrictions On Android Contracts - Business Insider. Photos of the Week: 9/20-9/26 - In Focus. Top 10 Tricks for Shopping at Amazon. 9VC0AiL. IamA Astronomer AMA! : IAmA. Should I follow the normal path or fail early? This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash. Update: Senators react, Goldman changes conflicts of interest policy. Barely a year removed from the devastation of the 2008 financial crisis, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York faced a crossroads.

Drugs, Minimum Wage and Gambling: Inside 2014’s $1 Billion-Plus Ballot Initiatives. Beyond GMOs: The Rise of Synthetic Biology. Genetically modified organisms today usually have just one engineered gene. Scientists now want to create organisms with whole new gene clusters. ‘Time-Outs’ Are Hurting Your Child. Daniel J. The symbol of life should be a loop, not a helix – Jamie Davies. Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice' 25 September 2014Last updated at 19:07 ET By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Previous studies have suggested turmeric may have cancer-fighting properties A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy. The German study suggests a compound found in turmeric could encourage the growth of nerve cells thought to be part of the brain's repair kit.

The symbol of life should be a loop, not a helix – Jamie Davies. The Alberta Tar Sands - In Focus. Buried just beneath a layer of muskeg and forest in northern Alberta, Canada, lies a 50,000 square mile reservoir of heavy crude oil, possibly holding 2 trillion barrels of recoverable oil. ‘Time-Outs’ Are Hurting Your Child. Human Contact Patterns in High Schools Hint at Epidemic Containment Strategies. Epidemiologists have a particular interest in understanding human contact patterns. IBM Adds New Features to Make Watson Smarter. ELI5: Why did the first 20 years of my life seem to take an eternity while the next ones seem to pass in the blink of an eye? : explainlikeimfive. 8NIYohH.gif (GIF Image, 383 × 230 pixels) 9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt. 1jmPFv1. This is what happens when a tattoo needle pierces your skin.

The view from dystopia: Tools like Apple’s QuickType are turning us into half-human half-machine monsters. A Cornell scientist came up with four ways to lose weight without dieting. Ferguson is our “libertarian moment,” but not in the way some libertarians want you to believe. Developers Build Luxury, Bike-Friendly Buildings - WSJ. FBI Director James Comey 'Very Concerned' About New Apple, Google Privacy Features. Apple, Google default cell-phone encryption “concerns” FBI director. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. 16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough. The Luxury Accessories You're Probably Paying Too Much For. Occupational Hazards of Working on Wall Street. Index. RjDWv9z.jpg (JPEG Image, 768 × 1024 pixels) - Scaled (97%) 9zV8zNO. Earth’s Impending Magnetic Flip. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Virgin's Richard Branson offers staff unlimited holiday.

The Tech Industry's Newest Acquisition: American Politics. Died of Ebola. EmTech: Google’s Astro Teller Says Its “Loon" Balloons Will Ring the Globe in 2015. ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’ Best Message-in-a-Bottle Ever. Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics. Dreaming the dream. The psychology of phishing: why do we fall for terrible email scams? The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. ELI5: Why does 81° water feel so much colder than 81° air? : explainlikeimfive. When Nature Fights Back. Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn't Care Less. Amazon’s going to invest $55M in its hardware division. Now it just needs to take hardware more seriously.

The Mysterious Case of the 113-Year-Old Light Bulb. Qualtrics is profitable and doesn’t need more cash. But its $150M Series B is all about going big. Exclusive: Amazon tests smart home gadgets, expands hardware lab. Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel. Comcast: Everyone secretly knows our Time Warner merger is good for customers. How to succeed in Silicon Valley without really trying (at all) Drone delivery: DHL 'parcelcopter' flies to German isle.

Left my iPad on a plane. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Ghost of Invention: A Visit to Bell Labs. Light Bulbs Get Smarter, but Not Easier - WSJ. Solar energy-driven process could revolutionize oil sands tailings reclamation. Top 9 Things You Didn't Know About America's Power Grid. 18 Tinder Messages That Went From 0 To 100, Real Quick. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. 11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists. Should we hope to live to very ripe old ages? My old HS art teacher is making these with his students and placing them in random wooded areas in Montana. Alibaba's Jack Ma Is China's Richest Person, Survey Shows - WSJ. The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption. David Mitchell on How to Write: "Neglect Everything Else" Here's what it looks like when every iPhone ever takes the same photo. 28 White People Who Need To Be Stopped Right Now.

South African athlete, Sergio Motsoeneng, admits to cheating in Comrades Marathon. BlackBerry's Makeover Is Taking Shape - WSJ.