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  • In pictures: Incredible UFO cloud spotted in Sweden

    01/27/2017 1:46:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 1-27-17 | Staff
    A mysterious UFO-shaped cloud baffled skiers when it appeared in the sky over Sweden. The bizarre cloud floated in the sky over ski resorts Åre and Duved on Thursday, prompting some to speculate that Martians had arrived for a day on the slopes. Many rushed to take pictures of the unusual phenomenon and posted them on social media. "I thought it was pretty cool," one of them, Elvira Kuper, told broadcaster SVT. Experts explained it was a so-called lenticular cloud, which forms over mountain peaks when the air is forced to rise as it hits the hillside. As it cools...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – December 11th, 2016 (video)

    12/11/2016 2:43:32 PM PST · by Lera · 42 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 12/11/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses the significance of the Israeli strikes targeting the city of Damascus prophetically, and shares three main reasons people are unaware of its seriousness geopolitically.
  • Vanity request

    08/14/2016 5:32:04 PM PDT · by BobNative · 6 replies
    N/A | August 14, 2016 | Self
    I can not get my iPad / Outlook Contact and Calendars to sync to my iTunes, Cloud. Any help would be appreciated..
  • computer help

    07/27/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by jimfr · 32 replies
    // | Jimfr
    Our laptop recently died. The new one does not have a word processor and is a 64 bit memory. Question 1) is there a way around having to rent Word on the cloud? Question 2) Our old files are in 32 bit memory format. Can they be converted to 64 bit format?
  • computer help

    07/27/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by jimfr · 8 replies
    // | Jimfr
    Our laptop recently died. The new one does not have a word processor and is a 64 bit memory. Question 1) is there a way around having to rent Word on the cloud? Question 2) Our old files are in 32 bit memory format. Can they be converted to 64 bit format?
  • Unbeknownst to Clinton, IT firm had emails stored on cloud; now in FBI’s hands

    10/07/2015 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 115 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 6, 2015 | By Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON A Connecticut company, which backed up Hillary Clinton‘s emails at the request of a Colorado firm, apparently surprised her aides by storing the emails on a “cloud” storage system designed to optimize data recovery. The firm, Datto Inc., said Wednesday that it turned over the contents of its storage to the FBI on Tuesday. A Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also has asked the firm to provide the committee copies of any data from Clinton’s account still in its possession. There were conflicting accounts as to whether the developments could lead to retrieval of any of...
  • Dealing with Boundary Issues

    10/05/2015 5:55:28 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 3 replies
    Linux Journal ^ | 02 October 2015 | Doc Searls
    The other evening a bunch of us were sitting in a friend's living room while a series of photos scrolled across her TV. The photos were a screen saver served up by her new Apple TV box. Some of the pictures were of people, birds, flowers, cats and other typical stuff. But in the mix were also shots of price tags, bar codes, bags of mulch and other stuff she had thought about buying at some point. "What are those doing there?" somebody asked. "I don't know," she said. "I thought I threw those away." "That's scary," somebody said. "What...
  • Microsoft preps Azure data lake flood gates for readiness (open source-friendly cloud services)

    09/28/2015 7:45:33 PM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 28, 2015 | Gavin Clarke
    Microsoft will later this year release its open-source friendly lake for big-data analytics in the cloud. Azure Data Lake Store – announced at Build in April – will be released as a preview, Microsoft said Monday. The store will be built on Apache YARN for developers and data scientists, to analyse information, and will use Azure HDInsight – a managed service for Hadoop, Spark, Storm and Hbase. HDInsight was developed by Microsoft working with Ubuntu-shop Canonical and Hadoop spinner Hortonworks, Microsoft and Canonical said. In preparation for the preview Microsoft Monday threw the doors open on managed Linux clusters. Microsoft’s...
  • Everyone has a 'microbial cloud'

    09/23/2015 11:45:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | James Gallagher
    Everyone is surrounded by a unique "cloud" of millions of their own bacteria, according to scientists at the University of Oregon in the US. Walk through someone else's cloud, and it will "rain" bacteria on your skin and be breathed into your lungs. The study on 11 people, published in the journal PeerJ, showed it was possible to identify people from their microbial miasma. ... Groups of bacteria in the cloud included Streptococcus, which is common in the mouth, and the skin bugs Propionibacterium and Corynebacterium. The researchers argue the mix may have a "forensic application" to detect whether someone...
  • Chicago Adds Ridiculous 9% "Cloud Tax" on Netflix and Other Streaming Services

    09/18/2015 11:04:20 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jason Snead
    Streaming companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime are revolutionizing how Americans consume media content. These wildly popular services enable ubiquitous and virtually instantaneous access to expansive catalogues of music, movies, and TV shows. Streaming is big business, and Chicago wants a piece of the action. On Sept. 1, the city’s controversial new “cloud tax” went into effect, extending a 9-percent “amusement tax” into the digital realm. Streaming the latest Taylor Swift album and binge-watching House of Cards is about to get a whole lot more expensive in the Windy City. In addition to its amusement tax, Chicago is extending...
  • Microsoft has created its own version of Linux — a product Steve Ballmer once likened to 'cancer'

    09/18/2015 3:23:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/18/2015 | Matt Weinberger
    This week, Microsoft unveiled Azure Cloud Switch, a boring-sounding product that's only interesting to developers and IT professionals working on the bleeding edge of networking technology. The scandalous part is actually under the hood: Azure Cloud Switch is, at the core, a specialized version of Linux — a free operating system that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once referred to as "a cancer." Linux, created in the early 1990s by incredibly influential programming firebrand Linus Torvalds and further developed by a veritable army of volunteers from around the world, never quite toppled the dominance of Microsoft Windows on the desktop....
  • Amazon and Microsoft just scored a huge $100 million cloud deal that can't be making IBM too happy

    08/31/2015 12:19:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/31/2015 | Julie Bort
    Amazon and Microsoft are quickly becoming the king and queen of cloud computing. Here's another case in point: the two of them just won a huge contract with the FAA, led by IT consultant CSC. This contract will consolidate the FCC's data centers, moving data to both Amazon's cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's cloud, Azure. CSC says the contract is worth $108 million out of the gate, and because its a long-term contract, could be worth as much as $1 billion over the next 10 years. The FAA isn't getting rid of its data centers altogether to run...
  • Almost 600 Accounts Breached in 'Celebgate' Nude Photo Hack, FBI Says

    06/10/2015 9:28:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 10, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    The stunning leak of nude and intimate photos of scores of celebrities may reach far wider than was previously known, involving the breach of almost 600 online storage accounts, according to unsealed federal court documents. The "Celebgate" hack resulted in the posting on Aug. 31 of almost 500 purported photos of Hollywood stars, models and other celebrities — including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Kaley Cuoco and U.S. soccer star Hope Solo — to the Wild West-like Internet forum 4chan, from which they quickly spread. Apple Inc. confirmed the next day that the photos were obtained through a "targeted...
  • Armageddon strikes: Massive Cloud sparks Russian Nuclear Attack Panic

    06/08/2015 10:51:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    UK Daily Star ^ | 6-8-2015 | Alexander Bogdanov
    The huge shape floating above homes and businesses sparked widespread panic as people took to social media to find out if the end of the world was coming. Many in the city of Tyumen in south central Russia believed it was the beginning of a nuclear war. Photos of the ominous mushroom cloud quickly went viral in Russia. Alexander Bogdanov posted a photo on Instagram saying: "World War III has begun. "I photographed it from my window." Another, Oleg Alexeeva, tweeted: "Oh, God save us. What have they done?!!!" While MyraYer posted: "Crazy b******s!!! This is the end." The huge...
  • No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

    04/27/2015 6:20:06 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | 23 April 2015 | Serdar Yegulalp
    CoreOS and Joyent's SmartOS/Triton have worked to redefine, in radically different ways, what an OS needs to be to run applications at scale in the cloud.Now another candidate is set to join the ranks of maverick cloud OSes: OSv, open source, hypervisor-optimized, and "designed to run an application stack without getting in the way.">OSv runs existing Linux applications, but is not itself Linux; it's entirely new and written from the ground up in C/C++. It can run on a slew of hypervisors and virtual machine systems, or in cloud environments like Amazon EC2 or Google Compute Engine. The company claims significant...
  • New Talking Barbie Can Have 2-Way Conversations With Kids

    02/21/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 2/17/15 | Victor Luckerson
    The new Hello Barbie, showed off at the New York Toy Fair on Saturday, will actually be able to listen to kids’ words and change its own language to adapt to their preferences, BBC reports. Tell Barbie you like dancing, and she’ll mention dancing in a later conversation, for example. A speech-recognition company called ToyTalk is programming Barbie’s speaking and listening capabilities. The necklace on the doll will feature both the microphone and the speaker that help enable the conversations. Hello Barbie will retail for $74.99 when it launches, likely in time for the holiday season. The doll requires a...
  • Stars Passing Close to the Sun

    01/02/2015 11:41:56 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 1/2/15 | Paul Gilster
    Stars Passing Close to the Sunby Paul Gilster on January 2, 2015 Every time I mention stellar distances I’m forced to remind myself that the cosmos is anything but static. Barnard’s Star, for instance, is roughly six light years away, a red dwarf that was the target of the original Daedalus starship designers back in the 1970s. But that distance is changing. If we were a species with a longer lifetime, we could wait about eight thousand years, at which time Barnard’s Star would close to less than four light years. No star shows a larger proper motion relative to...
  • Apple criticized after users' private files end up in the cloud

    11/14/2014 3:29:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Standard Examiner ^ | 10/31/2014 | Craig Timberg
    After security researcher Jeffrey Paul upgraded the operating system on his MacBook Pro last week, he discovered that several of his personal files had found a new home — on the cloud. The computer had saved the files, which Paul thought resided only on his own encrypted hard drive, to a remote server that Apple controls. “This is unacceptable,” thundered Paul, an American based in Berlin, on his personal blog a few days later. “Apple has taken local files on my computer not stored in iCloud and silently and without my permission uploaded them to their servers — across all...
  • RoboBrain marks the dawn of cloud robotics

    08/26/2014 5:56:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Load The Game ^ | August 25, 2014 | Emily Smith
    RoboBrain marks the dawn of cloud robotics Posted by: Emily Smith August 25, 2014 in Tech RoboBrain is the new attempt of artificial intelligence researchers to create a cloud-based database that would help out existing and future robots. In theory, RoboBrain is supposed to be a massive database of all the information robots have been taught so far and offers the possibility of increasing that knowledge as well. The main idea behind RoboBrain is that the cumulative knowledge robots have been able to gather should be collected in the same place, namely cloud storage, and made available to every robot...
  • Box, Dropbox Rethink Future in Midst of Price War

    08/01/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    It wasn't long ago that cloud storage companies such as Box and Dropbox were among the hottest startups in Silicon Valley, blessed with vast amounts of venture capital and poised to go public in blockbuster IPOs. But now, thanks to a price war launched by Google, Amazon and other tech giants, almost anyone with a laptop or tablet can get cloud storage for less than the price of a latte. That means Box and Dropbox, which sell software for businesses and consumers to store and use files on the Internet rather than a machine, are confronting a precarious future: They...