Creeping Lava Now Threatens Major Hawaiian Power Plant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Molten lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has entered the grounds of Puna Geothermal Venture, a geothermal power plant that provides about 25 percent of the Big Island’s power. The 38 Megawatt Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) power plant, which is located in the east rift zone of the Kilauea volcano, was shut down soon after the eruptions began on May 3. Yesterday, lava…

May 22, 2018
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Virginia port truckers experience glitches with new Navis N4 software

The software glitch popped up when the port authority migrated the VIG terminal to the Navis N4 system on the weekend of May 11 to 13. (Above: The Port of Virginia.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Port truckers in Norfolk have run into trouble determining the whereabouts of containers flowing through the Virginia… Source: http://www.joc.com

May 22, 2018
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Computer History Museum Makes Eudora Email Client Source Code Available To the Public

Computer History Museum (CHM), an institution which explores the history of computing and its impact on the human experience, announced on Tuesday the public release and long-term preservation of the Eudora source code, one of the early successful email clients, as part of its Center for Software History’s Historical Source Code. The release comes after a five-year negotiation with Qualcomm. From the press release: The first version of Eudora was…

May 22, 2018
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Many Bulgarians tweeting in the Cyrillic alphabet are having their accounts suspended and tweets hidden, as though they were Russian bots (Vlad Savov/The Verge)

May 22, 2018

Vlad Savov / The Verge: Many Bulgarians tweeting in the Cyrillic alphabet are having their accounts suspended and tweets hidden, as though they were Russian bots  —  People are having their accounts suspended and tweets hidden for the crime of using a different alphabet  —  A week ago, Twitter announced it would become … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Tesla has hired Snap’s vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as vice president of engineering (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

May 22, 2018

Alex Heath / Cheddar: Tesla has hired Snap’s vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as vice president of engineering  —  Tesla has hired Snap vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, to be the electric carmaker’s vice president of engineering, people familiar with the matter told Cheddar. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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The Percentage of Open Source Code in Proprietary Apps is Rising

Zeljka Zorz, writing for Help Net Security: The number of open source components in the codebase of proprietary applications keeps rising and with it the risk of those apps being compromised by attackers leveraging vulnerabilities in them, a recent report has shown. Compiled after examining the findings from the anonymized data of over 1,100 commercial codebases audited in 2017 by the Black Duck On-Demand audit services group, the report revealed…

May 22, 2018
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