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How Hardware Drives The Shape Of Databases To Come

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How Hardware Drives The Shape Of Databases To Come

- One of the reasons that the University of California at Berkeley was been a hotbed of software technology back in the 1970s and 1980s is Michael Stonebraker, who was one of the pioneers in relational database technology and one of the industry’s biggest – and most vocal – shakers and movers and one of its most prolific serial entrepreneurs. Like other database pioneers, Stonebraker read the early relational data model papers by IBMer Edgar Codd, and in 1973 started work on the Ingres database along IBM’s own System R database, which eventually became DB2, and Oracle’s eponymous database, which entered the field a few years later
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2017 Audi A4 Allroad: Android Auto is great, just not with MMI

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2017 Audi A4 Allroad: Android Auto is great, just not with MMI

- I love Android Auto, but I've given up using it in our long-term 2017 Audi A4 Allroad. In fact, I've given up using it in any car that doesn't have a touchscreen interface. A rotary knob like the one in the Allroad works fine when the system is designed around it, but using it as the input device for Android Auto is frustrating and distracting since it the system was designed for touchscreens
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A quick-start guide to podcasting

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A quick-start guide to podcasting

- Presumably the only thing that gives me authority on podcasting is that I have been running my own podcast for almost three years. The Sysadministrivia Podcast often includes not-safe-for-work language—in fact, it conjures images of raucous, uncouth men battling mid-life crises and sitting around a dimly lit poker table, smoking cigars and playing Texas Hold 'Em. We don't play cards, though—we talk about systems administration
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1.8 million Chicago voter records exposed online

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1.8 million Chicago voter records exposed online

- A voting machine company exposed 1.8 million Chicago voter records after misconfiguring a security setting on the server that stored them. Election Systems & Software (ES&S), the Nebraska-based voting software and election management company, confirmed the leak on Thursday. In a blog post, the company said the voter data leak contained names, addresses, birthdates, partial social security numbers and some driver's license and state ID numbers stored in backup files on a server
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July 2017 NPD: Splatoon 2 paints a pretty picture for Nintendo

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July 2017 NPD: Splatoon 2 paints a pretty picture for Nintendo

- Video game spending is up across the board in the U.S. in July. Nintendo drove both software and hardware sales, which grew 19 percent year-over-year to reach $588 million, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Consumers spent $277 million on software last month, thanks in particular to the launch of Nintendo’s and Activision’s Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy. The Nintendo Switch
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Where’s the KB 4034661 jumbo bug fix for Win10 Anniversary Update?

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Where’s the KB 4034661 jumbo bug fix for Win10 Anniversary Update?

- Wednesday night, Microsoft claims, it issued for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, bringing version 1607 up to build 14393.1613. It was supposed to go out the Automatic Update chute. But as of early Thursday morning, U.S. time, nobody’s seen it. There may be a good reason why. Or maybe not. Such are the vagaries of patching Windows. It’s a laundry-list patch, rolling out on a Wednesday (or Thursday, or …), nine days after the regular Patch Tuesday patch, KB 4034658 wiped out the Update History on many Win10 Anniversary Update machines
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World’s Largest IPv6 Network Reaches a Milestone

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World’s Largest IPv6 Network Reaches a Milestone

- Everybody was probably sporting smiles on Monday at Hurricane Electric’s headquarters in Fremont, California. Why? The network operator, which runs a vital part of the internet’s backbone, announced it’s become the first network in the world to connect to over 4,000 IPv6 networks. If they handed out gold medals for such things, this would be the company’s second trophy for the same category
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Apple iOS 11 beta testing review: 'Just don't do it'

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Apple iOS 11 beta testing review: 'Just don't do it'

- DETROIT - I’ll admit it. I get excited about everything Apple. I love the iPhone, iPad and recently purchased the Apple watch. But there is one bad apple that’s ruining the bunch for me…the day I decided to become a member of the “Apple Beta Software Program.” I’m not a computer programmer or tech-genius. I’m the average smartphone user. I like to play a few (really dumb) games, mess around on social media and take hundreds of pictures of my children and food
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Teaching AI systems to behave themselves

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Teaching AI systems to behave themselves

- At OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab founded by Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, machines are teaching themselves to behave like humans. But sometimes, this goes wrong. Sitting inside OpenAI's San Francisco offices on a recent afternoon, the researcher Dario Amodei showed off an autonomous system that taught itself to play Coast Runners, an old boat-racing video game. The winner is the boat with the most points that also crosses the finish line
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U.K. cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

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U.K. cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

- Accused of creating software to steal banking passwords long before helping to stop WannaCry malware Related Stories A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago. Marcus Hutchins entered his plea in Wisconsin federal court, where prosecutors charged him and an unnamed co-defendant with conspiring to commit computer fraud in the state and elsewhere
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The Latest: UK cyber-expert given computer access

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The Latest: UK cyber-expert given computer access

- MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. case against a British cybersecurity researcher accused of creating a malware program (all times local): A British cybersecurity researcher accused of creating malicious software to steal banking information has been granted computer access while his case is pending. Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty on Monday during a brief hearing in Wisconsin federal court
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Lee software developer wins national 'Internet of Things' contest

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Lee software developer wins national 'Internet of Things' contest

- Software developer Steve Castle, a University of New Hampshire graduate, won $25,000 in the Federal Trade Commission's Internet of Things Home Device Security Contest with his loT Watchdog app. (KIMBERLY HAAS/UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT)
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These two millennials are taking over the world with open source - Data Economy

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These two millennials are taking over the world with open source - Data Economy

- The Millennial generation is one of the biggest in history and those born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s are now making their way into the business world. João Marques Lima talks to two Millennials working in the open source space. In the US alone, there are 92 million Millennials, a much larger generation than the 61 million in Generation X and the 77 million Baby Boomers, according to the US Census Bureau
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Is Alexa spying on us? We're too busy to care — and we might regret that

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Is Alexa spying on us? We're too busy to care — and we might regret that

- It’s an experience every computer or smart phone user has had. After downloading new software or an app, a window pops up with a legal agreement. At the bottom is an “I agree” button. One click, and it’s gone. Most users have no clue what they’ve agreed to. That single action can empower software developers to extract reams of personal information – such as contacts, location, and other private data – from the devices
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US blockchain company in tie-up on medical artificial intelligence

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US blockchain company in tie-up on medical artificial intelligence

- NEW YORK: U.S. technology company The Bitfury Group has formed a partnership with Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based medical artificial intelligence (AI) firm, to create new applications for the healthcare industry using blockchain, Bitfury's chief executive officer said on Friday. Blockchain is a digital ledger of transactions that gained prominence as the software underpinning the digital currency bitcoin. The technology, being developed in the public and private sectors, has gained attention globally for its ability to permanently record and track assets or transactions across all industries
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Microsoft Announces the Coco Framework To Improve Blockchain Networks

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Microsoft Announces the Coco Framework To Improve Blockchain Networks

- REDMOND, WA. Aug. 10, 2017. Today, Microsoft announced the Coco Framework, a first-of-its-kind innovation that will advance enterprise adoption of blockchain technology. Current blockchain protocol technology requires complicated development techniques to meet the operational and security needs of enterprises. The Coco Framework reduces this complexity, and when integrated with blockchain networks addresses critical needs for commercial adoption like high-transaction speed, distributed governance and confidentiality
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    How Hardware Drives The Shape Of Databases To Come

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    One of the reasons that the University of California at Berkeley was been a hotbed of software technology back in the 1970s and 1980s is Michael Stonebraker, who was one of the pioneers in relational database technology and one of the industry’s biggest – and most vocal – shakers and movers and one of its most prolific serial entrepreneurs. Like other database pioneers, Stonebraker read the early relational data model papers by IBMer Edgar Codd, and in 1973 started work on the Ingres database along IBM’s own System R database, which eventually became DB2, and Oracle’s eponymous database, which entered the field a few years later
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    Steam For Linux [Steam review]

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    Technically, physically, mentally, chemically games are those things which make us feel like a child again. Age doesn’t matter, what matter is that spirit that is inside us, that “gamer” spirit. When I joined Linux two years ago, I installed steam firstly to get my games from windows back. Now I've got a library of limitless free and paid games having my CS: GO too
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