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Quebec to block gambling and gaming sites to boost revenues for its own gaming site Espacejeux (Michael Geist Blog)

TechMeme - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 9:25am

Michael Geist Blog:
Quebec to block gambling and gaming sites to boost revenues for its own gaming site Espacejeux  —  Quebec Takes on the Internet: Government Announces Plans to Require Website Blocking & Studies New Internet Access Tax  —  The Government of Quebec released its budget yesterday featuring …

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IBM and OpenPower Could Mean a Fight With Intel For Chinese Server Market

Slashdot - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:24am
itwbennett writes With AMD's fade out from the server market and the rapid decline of RISC systems, Intel has stood atop the server market all by itself. But now IBM, through its OpenPOWER Foundation, could give Intel and its server OEMs a real fight in China, which is a massive server market. As the investor group Motley Fool notes, OpenPOWER is a threat to Intel in the Chinese server market because the government has been actively pushing homegrown solutions over foreign technology, and many of the Foundation members, like Tyan, are from China.

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Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 7:00am

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, two fantasy author/military vets discuss their contributions to the Operation Arcana anthology.

The post Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen appeared first on WIRED.








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While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 7:00am

If the Internet taught us anything this week it's that it pays to think about domain registrations in advance. Also, people get really sad about pop stars.

The post While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World appeared first on WIRED.








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Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:55am

Read "Rules of Enchantment" from the military fantasy anthology Operation Arcana here.

The post Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’ appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Taxpayer Subsidies To ULA To End

Slashdot - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:54am
schwit1 writes Because it has concluded that they make it impossible to have a fair competition for contracts, the Air Force has decided to phase out taxpayer subsidies to the United Launch Alliance (ULA). The specific amounts of these subsidies have been effectively buried by the Air Force in many different contracts, so we the taxpayers really don't know how much the are. Nonetheless, this decision, combined with the military report released yesterday that criticized the Air Force's over-bearing and restrictive certification process with SpaceX indicates that the political pressure is now pushing them hard to open up bidding to multiple companies, which in turn will help lower cost and save the taxpayer money.

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Surface Pro 3 firmware update adds support for enterprise disk encryption, settings for device security and provisioning, more (Paul Thurrott/Thurrott.com)

TechMeme - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 5:40am

Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Surface Pro 3 firmware update adds support for enterprise disk encryption, settings for device security and provisioning, more  —  Microsoft Ships a Major Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update  —  While Microsoft generally ships Surface firmware updates on Patch Tuesday—as it did earlier this month …

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