‘Nature’ Explores Why So Many Postgrads Have Bad Mental Health

An anonymous reader writes: This week Nature tweeted that the rates of depression and anxiety reported by postgraduate students were six times higher than in the general population — and received more than 1,200 retweets and received 170 replies. “This is not a one dimensional problem. Financial burden, hostile academia, red tape, tough job market, no proper career guidance. Take your pick,” read one response. “Maybe being told day in,…

March 31, 2018
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Amazon Music is shutting down its Storage service for uploaded MP3s, will remove all songs on April 30 unless users select an option to keep them (Nick Statt/The Verge)

March 31, 2018

Nick Statt / The Verge: Amazon Music is shutting down its Storage service for uploaded MP3s, will remove all songs on April 30 unless users select an option to keep them  —  The cloud MP3 locker is being shut down, so go save your music while you still can  —  We’ve known since last year that Amazon Music … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Is It Illegal to Trick a Robot?

An anonymous reader writes: Can you get into trouble under anti-hacking laws for tricking machine learning…? A new paper by security researchers and legal experts asks whether fooling a driverless car into seeing a stop sign as a speed sign, for instance, is the same as hacking into it. The original submission asks another question — “Do you have inadequate security if your product is too easy to trick?” But…

March 31, 2018
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Open Source RISC V Processor Gets Support From Google, Samsung, Qualcomm, and Tesla

An anonymous reader writes: Google, Qualcomm, and Samsung “are among 80 tech companies joining forces to develop a new open-source chip design for new technologies like self-driving vehicles,” writes Seeking Alpha, citing a (pay-walled) report on The Information. “Western Digital and Nvidia also plan to use the new chip design for some of their products,” while Tesla “has joined the RISC-V Foundation and is considering using the tech in its…

March 31, 2018
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Was The Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Triggered By Post-Tensioning?

A new lawsuit claims post-tensioning triggered the collapse of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University, killing five motorists and one worker. Engineering News Record reports According to the lawsuit, the March 15, 2018 collapse occurred while a crew was post-tensioning bars in a diagonal member at the north end of the concrete truss that was the bridge’s main element. The post-tensioning compressed the diagonal so that it overstressed a…

March 31, 2018
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Security Experts See Chromebooks as a Closed Ecosystem That Improves Security

The founder of Rendition Security believes his daughter “is more safe on a Chromebook than a Windows laptop,” and he’s not the only one. CNET’s staff reporter argues that Google’s push for simplicity, speed, and security “ended up playing off each other.” mspohr shared this article: Heading to my first security conference last year, I expected to see a tricked-out laptop running on a virtual machine with a private network…

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Hack the Box Challenge: Arctic Walkthrough

March 31, 2018

Hello friends!! Today we are going to solve another CTF challenge “Arctic” which is categories as retried lab presented by Hack the Box for making online penetration practices. Solving challenges in this lab is not that much easy until you don’t have some knowledge of vulnerability assessment. Let start and learn how to analysis any vulnerability in a network then exploit it for retrieving desired information. Level: Intermediate Task: find user.txt and root.txt file in victim’s machine. Since…

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The Prestigious Free Software Award Goes to Karen Sandler

Each year the Fee Software award goes to someone making “a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.” This year’s winner is a former executive of the GNOME Foundation, Karen Sandler. Jeremy Allison – Sam, Slashdot reader #8,157, brought this announcement. Richard Stallman, President of the FSF, presented Sandler with the award during a ceremony. Stallman highlighted…

March 31, 2018
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Microsoft Is ‘Demoting’ Windows for the Cloud, Says CNN

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Microsoft is giving Windows a demotion, and leaning into the cloud. CEO Satya Nadella told employees on Thursday that Terry Myerson, leader of the Windows and Devices Group, is leaving the company. “Microsoft has been my work, my team, and my purpose for 21 years,” Myerson wrote in a LinkedIn blog post. “It is an emotional day”… The shakeup includes the formation of two new…

March 31, 2018
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