In revisiting the OpenGL graphics and gaming performance for an older Intel Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" Apple system, the Ubuntu 13 04 performance with Intel's open-source graphics driver is now easily surpassing Apple's OpenGL driver found in OS X 10 8 3. >>>[ Read Full Article ]
When in early 2010 Google shared with the public that they had been breached in what became known as the Aurora attacks, they said that the attackers got their hands on some source code and were looking to access Gmail accounts of Tibetan activists.
What they didn't make public is that the hackers have also accessed a database containing information about court-issued surveillance orders that enabled law enforcement agencies to monitor email accounts belonging to diplomats, suspected spies and terrorists. >>>[ Read Full Article ]
The officers in charge of SOCOM say their forces will soon do less manhunting, and more training of foreign troops. Perhaps so; But with senior Pentagon officials predicting "at least another 10 to 20 years" of combat with al-Qaida, these special operations forces will continue with their mission of "tagging, tracking, and locating" suspected militants. In this fiscal year alone, SOCOM will spend $88 million on new tagging gear.
This isn’t SOCOM’s first mini-satellite. In December of 2010, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket put into orbit a $25,000 special operations spacecraft small enough to fit into the palm of a hand. The satellite stayed more than 170 miles up for about a month. But that first flight was mostly a proof of concept that something so cheap and small could have any military value at all. (“Just to test the theory that we could do it,” Douglas Richardson, SOCOM’s executive in charge of Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation Technologies, explained in 2011.) >>>[ Read Full Article ]