Secret Pentagon AI Program Hunts Hidden Nuclear Missiles

Slashdot reader drdread66 shares this article from Reuters: The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere. The effort has gone largely unreported, and the few publicly available details about it are buried under a layer of near impenetrable jargon in the…

June 9, 2018
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Vint Cert Warns IPv4 Users: ‘Time To Get With the Program’

An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: Vint Cerf notes that the world ran out of IPv4 address space around 2011, some 13 years after internet engineers started sketching out IPv6, under the belief back then that IPv4 addresses would run out imminently. Since ‘World IPv6 Launch’ on June 6, 2012, significant progress has been made. Back then just one percent of users accessed Google services over IPv6. Now roughly a quarter…

June 9, 2018
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Unresolved Login Issue Prevented Florida ‘Concealed Weapon’ Background Checks For Over a Year

An anonymous reader quotes the Tampa Bay Times For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public… The employee in charge of the background checks could not log into the system, the investigator learned. The problem went unresolved until…

June 9, 2018
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Defying Skeptics, Twitter Stock Surges 60% in 2018

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Twitter is one of the hottest stocks on Wall Street this year — and now the company is hoping to cash in by selling $1 billion of bonds that can eventually convert into Twitter stock… Twitter’s stock is up more than 60% this year, and prior to Thursday’s drop, Twitter shares had been on a 10-day winning streak. Why are investors flocking to Twitter? It…

June 9, 2018
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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Seeks Investors For New Company

There’s a new surprise from the Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou (author of the Theranos expose Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup). An anonymous reader shares Vanity Fair’s summary of their newest podcast interview: According to Carreyrou, Holmes is currently waltzing around Silicon Valley, meeting with investors, hoping to raise money for an entirely new start-up idea. (My mouth dropped when I heard that, too….) I’m…

June 9, 2018
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Telsa Short-Sellers Lose $1 Billion

An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: A bullish call from a Wall Street analyst capped off a rough week for Tesla short sellers, with Nomura Instinet advising clients that the electric car maker’s shares could rally 42 percent over the next year. The stock rose 1.7 percent Friday and is now up 10 percent on the week. One of the most shorted stocks in the United States, Tesla shares cost investors…

June 9, 2018
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Survey: JavaScript is the Most-Used Language, But Java is the Most Popular

An anonymous reader quotes SD Times Java remains the most popular primary programming language, but JavaScript is the most used programming language overall. That is according to a recently released report from JetBrains on the State of the Developer Ecosystem in 2018. The report surveyed more than 6,000 developers from 17 countries to reveal the trends driving the world of coding this year… According to the report, Java, JavaScript and…

June 9, 2018
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PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts over-the-top video revenue, which grew 15.2% in 2017 to $20.1B, will rise 12.2% this year and reach $30.6B by 2022 (Mike Farrell/Multichannel News)

June 9, 2018

Mike Farrell / Multichannel News: PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts over-the-top video revenue, which grew 15.2% in 2017 to $20.1B, will rise 12.2% this year and reach $30.6B by 2022  —  Study says international growth, original content will fuel increases  —  PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that over-the-top revenue … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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