Gates On a Plane: Alaska Airlines Inflight Entertainment Stars Bill Gates

theodp writes: On Tuesday, it was announced that Alaska Airlines will make a new Code.org series of six short videos starring Microsoft’s Bill Gates on How Computers Work available as inflight entertainment. “Because students and adults alike can learn from these videos,” wrote Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi, “we are pleased to announce Khan Academy and Alaska Airlines will make them available beyond Code.org classrooms.” The original submission notes that Gates…

February 4, 2018
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Data captured by the sensors and cameras of autonomous vehicles may become a gold mine for law enforcement (Cyrus Farivar/Ars Technica)

February 4, 2018

Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica: Data captured by the sensors and cameras of autonomous vehicles may become a gold mine for law enforcement  —  “It’s like instant replay in the NFL; I can tell what happened.”  —  Lt. Saul Jaeger, who commands the traffic unit at the Mountain View Police Department, remembers … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks a Fully Open Source Alternative to Citrix XenServer

“Free/libre and 100% community backed version of XenServer,” promises a new Kickstarter page, adding that “Our first prototype (and proof of concept) is already functional.” Currently, XenServer is a turnkey virtualization platform, distributed as a distribution (based on CentOS). It comes with a feature rich toolstack, called XAPI. The vast majority of XenServer code is Open Source. But since XenServer 7.3, Citrix removed a lot of features from it. The…

February 4, 2018
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Finland Will Introduce a Mobile ‘Driver’s License’ App

The Finnish Broadcasting Corporation reports: Simo Karppinen, Unit Head at the Finnish Transport and Safety Agency Trafi, says it plans to roll out an app that will function as a free digital driving license by the end of summer. The agency said it expects many Finns to take up the use of the digital driving license as soon as it is released. The digital license has been in use by…

February 4, 2018
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The Future of Attack and Defense is AI

February 4, 2018

You’ll like the typography better at The Future of Attack and Defense is AI. — I wrote recently about how AI’s biggest advantage in security—at least in the short term—will come from improving coverage rather than analysis quality. I was talking specifically about things like detection of threats within a SOC, or finding asteroids that might hit earth, or listening for dangerous conversations in millions of phone calls. Basically, any…

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Interview with Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s “deal-maker-in-chief”, on how she became an engineer, her 25 years at Qualcomm, the LinkedIn acquisition, and more (Business Insider)

February 4, 2018

Business Insider: Interview with Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s “deal-maker-in-chief”, on how she became an engineer, her 25 years at Qualcomm, the LinkedIn acquisition, and more  —  By – Anna Mazarakis Alyson Shontell  — Before Microsoft, she spent 25 years at Qualcomm, on the technical side as an engineer and on the business side. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Flat Earther Fails To Launch His Homemade Rocket — Yet Again

An anonymous reader writes: Flat earther “Mad” Mike Hughes, who also bills himself as “the last great daredevil,” promised Super Bowl-sized ratings for an event Saturday where he’d blast himself nearly half a mile into the sky on a homemade rocket. “We had 20 cameras on site today, ready for a full segment,” explained the video-on-demand site Noize TV on their Facebook page. One newspaper described it as also being…

February 4, 2018
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