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Saturday, October 24, 2015

The sky’s limit | The Economist

The sky’s limit | The Economist

"The rise of cloud computing is rapid, inexorable and causing huge upheaval in the tech industry. The old guard is suffering: this week’s $67 billion merger between Dell and EMC, makers of computers and storage devices respectively, was a marriage forced by the rise of the cloud (see article). Disruptive newcomers are blooming: if Amazon’s cloud-computing unit were a stand-alone public company, it would probably be worth almost as much as Dell and EMC combined."

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hacker taking down hate groups sites | BGR

Hacker taking down hate groups sites | BGR

"Earlier this week, VentureBeat reported on a hacker known as Amped Attacks who, rather than stealing your credit card data from a national retail chain or releasing data on Ashley Madison accounts, is shutting down websites run by racists, homophobes, and other groups that most decent, intelligent people wouldn’t associate themselves with.

By initiating distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on the websites, he not only takes them offline temporarily, but he also alerts everyone to their existence. We know that bad stuff is out there, but most of us do our best to avoid it.

His attacks began to garner attention when he took down godhatesfags.com, the homepage of the Westboro Baptist Church, on Wednesday evening with the message: “Just Cause I Can.”

Since then, he’s focused on websites run by members of the KKK, pedophiles and hate groups, and considering the fact that he was active just 12 hours ago at the time of writing, it doesn’t look like he’s going to stop anytime soon."

Google Nexus 5X review - CNET







Google Nexus 5X review - CNET

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Weekly SO2E32: Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950/950XL +More

Marco Rubio and immigration reform: the devilry is in the detail | US news | The Guardian

Marco Rubio and immigration reform: the devilry is in the detail | US news | The Guardian

"Rubio says he has simply changed his tactics, not his broader position, on how to resolve a decades-long debate. But immigration advocates believe the devil is in the details and Rubio, at least for now, appears reluctant to identify the metrics and timetables they say are crucial to ensuring that the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US can even apply for work permits, let alone citizenship."