Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

theodp writes: U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry's lack of diversity. "There's no talent shortage. There's an opportunity shortage," Jackson said, calling Silicon Valley "far worse" than many others,

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A limitation of current (affordable) 3D printers is their use of open loop controllers and stepper motors which limits reliability (drove the motor too quickly and skipped a step? Your model is ruined) and precision (~300 steps per revolution). A new project,

Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

theodp writes: U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry's lack of diversity. "There's no talent shortage. There's an opportunity shortage," Jackson said, calling Silicon Valley "far worse" than many others,

Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?

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Missouri May Amend Its Constitution To Require Warrant For Digital Searches

A proposed state constitutional amendment could grant residents of Missouri stronger digital privacy protections. The amendment passed the state’s legislature, and will be voted on by the general electorate in August. Read More

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circletimessquare writes: The New York Times has a piece summarizing some recent research and recent discussion about the quality, or lack thereof, of online comments.

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Japan To Launch a Military Space Force In 2019

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Police Body Cams Should Turn on Automatically, Says Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman is famous for creating the GNU operating system, and founding the free software movement, which changed how we develop software. Now he’s published an essay in Technology Review about how police body cams should switch on automatically any time an officer pulls out a weapon.

Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

mi writes Attorney General Eric Holder called it is "worrisome" that tech companies are providing default encryption on consumer electronics, adding that locking authorities out of being able to access the contents of devices puts children at risk.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

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What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

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An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

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Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

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NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Released

kodiaktau writes: Hardkernel has released a new Raspberry Pi-compatible development board based on the Samsung Exynos SoC. The board is smaller than a typical Pi, keeping basic HDMI, USB and CSI interfaces. It also has a 26-pin expansion board with more GPIO available,

Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Zothecula writes: The Silent Power PC is claimed to be the first high-end PC able to ditch noisy electric fans in favor of fully passive cooling. In place of a conventional fan,

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

rtoz sends this news from the BBC: The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads starting in January next year. It also invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the tech, which would start at the same time. In addition,

Why Women Can't Get Enough of Turkey's Prime Minister

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Some marriage proposals are a meticulously planned, romantic masterpiece. Others involve a ring made of chicken.Even if your proposal isn't everything you dreamed of, just remember: It's only the beginning of the journey. And if that's not reassuring,

Moto G (2014) review: The same, but different

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Dremel Releases 3D Printer

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11-foot phallic snow sculpture brutally bulldozed, despite protests

Students at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, erected an impressive 11-foot-tall phallic snow sculpture on Thursday only to see it tragically crushed by a bulldozer.The dedicated snow artists tried everything they could to preserve their hard work,

These Utah College Students Have Millions Of Dollars To Invest In Your Startup

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