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Should commit history be used to convey critical information to developers?
Sat, 20 December 2014 15:00 - A team wiki is a better place to store warnings and comments.
Attack code exploiting critical bugs in net time sync puts servers at risk
Fri, 19 December 2014 18:06 - Updates available for remote code-execution vulnerabilities. Patch now!
Malware believed to hit Sony studio contained a cocktail of badness
Fri, 19 December 2014 15:10 - Feds release new details about exploit targeting major entertainment company.
Open Bay lets you run your own copy of The Pirate Bay—emphasis on "copy"
Fri, 19 December 2014 14:20 - At least for now, you can’t easily add your own torrents or really do much with it.
T-Mobile to offer LTE over 5GHz Wi-Fi airwaves to boost data rates
Fri, 19 December 2014 09:32 - Cellular and Wi-Fi signals will have to avoid interfering with each other.
Computer intrusion inflicts massive damage on German steel factory
Fri, 19 December 2014 08:31 - Blast furnace can't be properly shut down after attackers take control of network.
Critical Git bug allows malicious code execution on client machines
Thu, 18 December 2014 20:08 - All versions for Windows and Mac are vulnerable.

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BBC News - Home

NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA
Sun, 21 December 2014 22:33 - A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
Survivors urge abuse inquiry overhaul
Sun, 21 December 2014 21:16 - Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
New York killer boasted to onlookers
Sun, 21 December 2014 19:24 - The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
CBI says job creation likely in 2015
Sun, 21 December 2014 17:01 - Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
Tunisia candidate refuses to concede
Sun, 21 December 2014 23:26 - Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
Man shot dead while sitting in car
Sun, 21 December 2014 23:41 - A man is killed and another is injured when a gunman opens fire at their stationary car in Sheffield city centre.
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Lifehacker

Pull Out the Photo Album to Help Family Members with Alzheimer's
Sun, 21 December 2014 17:00 -

Pull Out the Photo Album to Help Family Members with Alzheimer's

Family get-togethers during the holiday are rough if someone has Alzheimer's disease. The person doesn't remember as much as they'd like and gets frustrated easily. Pull out a few photo albums and focus on what they do remember.

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Request a “Status Match” to Transfer Perks to Another Loyalty Program
Sun, 21 December 2014 16:00 -

Request a “Status Match” to Transfer Perks to Another Loyalty Program

Getting "elite" status in a hotel or an airline program gives you tons of perks . If you switch to a different brand, you won't get those benefits. However, some hotels and airlines will give you elite status (and perks) by matching your current program.

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Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread
Sun, 21 December 2014 15:00 -

Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

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Schedule Emails to Send Later on Your Mac With Automator
Sun, 21 December 2014 14:00 -

Schedule Emails to Send Later on Your Mac With Automator

Mac: Sometimes you need to send an email at a specific time. Maybe it's an anniversary or just a reminder. Chrome extensions like SndLater let you do this with Gmail. If you have a Mac, Automator lets you schedule mail through Apple's default Mail app.

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Double Your Charity Donation With an Employer Matching Program
Sun, 21 December 2014 13:00 -

Double Your Charity Donation With an Employer Matching Program

Whether you're sharing the holiday spirit or looking for a year-end deduction, lots of folks give to charity around this time of year. Before you donate, check with your employer to see if they'll match the donation.

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CNET News

Infrared shows us the Horsehead Nebula as never seen before
Sun, 21 December 2014 22:59 - The famous Horsehead Nebula has been literally seen in an entirely different light, as NASA's Spitzer captures it in infrared.






Pawsome supercut: Cats vs. Christmas trees
Sun, 21 December 2014 22:46 - Have a Meowy Christmas with this hilarious highlight reel of pet cats attacking holiday ornaments, gift wrapped presents and the decorated tree itself.






The Arcade: a capitalist commune of indie game development
Sun, 21 December 2014 21:57 - Playing host to 19 different companies, the Arcade in Melbourne, Australia is dedicated to changing the face of indie game development. Just don't call it an incubator.






Bluetooth for the Blue Period: Art and tech unite in MONA's gallery app
Sun, 21 December 2014 21:37 - Australia's Museum of Old and New Art is renowned for its unique design, eccentric founder and provocative art. But at the centre of it all, MONA's greatest achievement has been in the technological realm.






NASA wants to build a floating city above the clouds of Venus
Sun, 21 December 2014 21:13 - Venus exploration has been deemed off-limits due to its inhospitable climate -- but NASA believes Cloud City may be the answer.






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AP Top Technology News At 11:30 p.m. EST

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe....
N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."...
Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release....
US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company....
Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business....

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AP Top Headlines At 1:35 a.m. EST

Police departments on alert after cop killings
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car....
Timeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner....
US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company....
N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."...
Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - HAVANA (AP) -- As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than a decent used car back home....

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ABC News: Top Stories

Cop-Killer Told Bystanders 'Watch What I'm Going to Do'
Sun, 21 December 2014 15:54 - A man who fatally shot two New York police officers before killing himself told bystanders to "watch what I'm going to do" moments before the attack, according to police
Slain Cop's Family Calls for 'Peaceful Coexistence'
Sun, 21 December 2014 17:25 - Officer Rafael Ramos, who was fatally shot while sitting in his patrol car alongside his partner Officer Wenjian Liu, "will always be loved and missed by many," his aunt
Athletes Support Cops After Killing of NYPD Officers
Sun, 21 December 2014 22:31 - Jets' Sheldon Richardson on slain NYPD officers: "Innocent blood was spilled."
Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor
Sun, 21 December 2014 14:17 - Video has been released of the moment when a group of uniformed police officers turn their backs towards Mayor Bill de Blasio after two police officers were shot.
Former NYPD Commissioner: Slain Officers 'Brought Back Horrible Memories'
Sun, 21 December 2014 13:31 - The shooting deaths of two city police officers "brought back horrible memories" for former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
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