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Does Systemd Makes Linux Complex, Error-Prone, and Unstable?
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“Systemd developers split the community over a tiny detail that decreases stability significantly and increases complexity for not much real value.” So argues Nico Schottelius, talking about his experiences as the CEO of a Swiss company providing VM hosting, datacenters, and high-speed fiber internet. Long-time Slashdot reader walterbyrd quotes Nico’s essay: While I am writing […]

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Google's Machine Learning Is Analyzing Data From NASA's Kepler Space Telescope
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NASA writes: NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data… When […]

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NASA and Amiga history meet in an eBay listing
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eBay seller vrus If our 11-part series on the history of the Amiga and our (in-progress) seven-part series on the history of the Apollo program don’t give it away, we happen to be unabashed fans of a certain computing platform and a certain space program around the Ars Orbital HQ. So this week, a small […]

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Energy Secretary Perry agrees to extension on pro-coal, nuclear rulemaking
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Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice as Secretary of Energy, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Capitol Hill January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) On Friday afternoon, […]

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Every classic Street Fighter will land in a huge anthology in May 2018
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Enlarge (credit: Capcom) During a major annual tournament for the fighting game Street Fighter V, the series’ creators at Capcom announced the biggest anthology ever for the series—if not for Capcom as a game maker. On Sunday, the developers interrupted their Capcom Cup event to unveil the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which will combine […]

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'Street Fighter' anthology brings online play to classic brawlers
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The original Street Fighter turned 30 this year, and Capcom is marking it in style… if a little late. It's releasing a Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection in May 2018 that not only bundles many of the pre-3D titles (ranging from the first g…

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Qualcomm Unveils Powerful New Snapdragon SoC
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Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, an SoC built for immersive multimedia experiences including extended reality, on-device artificial intelligence and high-speed connectivity. The SoC will power next-generation Android flagship smartphones and Windows 10 notebooks based on ARM architecture. Xiaomi reportedly will use it in its forthcoming Mi 7 flagship, to be released next […]

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'Star Wars: Last Jedi' gets early raves: 'I'm still shaking'     – CNET
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Rian Johnson’s “Jedi” wins early praise for its action and appearance. But the film’s got depth, many say, with one viewer noting an “emotional payoff decades in the making.”

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Intel's ME May Be Massively Infringing on Minix3's Free Software License
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Software engineer (and IP Watchdog contributor) Fredrik Ohrstrom (a.k.a. Slashdot reader anjara) writes: Almost all Free Software licenses (BSD, MIT, GPL…) require some sort of legal notice (legal attribution) given to the recipient of the software, both when the software is distributed in source and in binary forms. The legal notice usually contains the copyright […]

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