22nd > February > 2014 Archive
'Polar vortex' or not, last month among the warmest Januaries recorded
It may come as a surprise to shivering citizens of the US lower 48 who are brittle from the "polar vortex" freeze-out – which is back, by the way – or soggy Brits wringing out from the recent floods, but last month was one of the warmest Januaries on record when measured globally.
Google nets Spider.io to thwart fraudsters
Google is looking to boost the security and fraud prevention arms in its advertising business with the acquisition of London's Spider.io.
Muslim clerics issue fatwa banning the devout from Mars One 'suicide' mission
A religious row has broken out over Mars One's plans to send volunteers to the Red Planet on a one-way mission that will be televised for the world's entertainment.
Harvard student thrown off 14,000-core super ... for mining Dogecoin
A Harvard University student is in hot water for using the Ivy League school's 14,000-core supercomputer to mine Dogecoins.
Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream
The UK Cabinet Office is close to adopting Open Document Format (ODF) as the official standard for government documents, but it hasn't happened yet – and it won't, if Microsoft has anything to say about it.
Something rotten stalks the Cloud Kingdom
Sysadmin BlogA good lord builds his castle to both serve as the center of commerce for his lands and to offer protection to his people in case of an attack. The peasants have neither the resources nor the knowledge to defend themselves, and they look to their lords for help.