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Facebook lifts Tor ban, offers encrypted onion access point

The Register - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 22:46
Anonymized traffic now A-OK

Facebook has changed its stance on Tor traffic and will now provide users with a way to connect to its social network using the anonymizing service.…

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American Voices: Town Bans Clown Costumes After Wave Of Terror

The Onion - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 20:32
A French village has imposed a ban on people wearing clown costumes this Halloween after pranksters dressed as scary clowns roved the streets terrorizing residents with pistols, knives, and bats.






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Virgin's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert during test flight

The Register - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 20:25
Report: One pilot dead, the other seriously injured

Updated Richard Branson's commercial space company Virgin Galactic suffered a serious setback on Friday when a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo aircraft crashed during the testing of its rocket motor.…

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Virgin Galactic's Passenger Spacecraft Crash Kills Pilot

Scientific American - Technology - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 20:21
One pilot is dead, and one injured after SpaceShipTwo failed during a rocket-powered test flight over Mohave, Calif.

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Virgin Galactic's Passenger Spacecraft Crash Kills Pilot

Scientific American - Space and Physics - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 20:21
One pilot is dead, and one injured after SpaceShipTwo failed during a rocket-powered test flight over Mohave, Calif.

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Drones Learn to Swarm [Video]

Scientific American - Technology - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 20:00
Insectile drones could evolve into useful minions to track, map, and respond to climate change

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Report: 80% Of All Traffic Accidents Caused By Drivers Gawking At Shirtless Hunks

The Onion - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 19:33
WASHINGTON—Signaling an alarming and dangerous trend for the nation’s motorists, the U.S.






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Rocket Explosion Prompts Doubts about Commercial Spaceflight

Scientific American - Technology - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 18:35
This week’s fiery failure of Orbital Sciences’s Antares rocket has some wondering if the company has the right stuff to support NASA’s goal to outsource orbital flights

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Rocket Explosion Prompts Doubts about Commercial Spaceflight

Scientific American - Space and Physics - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 18:35
This week’s fiery failure of Orbital Sciences’s Antares rocket has some wondering if the company has the right stuff to support NASA’s goal to outsource orbital flights

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fourth-Graders Differ Over How Much Allergic Classmate’s Face Swelled Up

The Onion - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 18:22
SAN JOSE, CA—With estimates ranging from “two marshmallows smushed together” to “the size of a basketball,” fourth-graders at Greystone Elementary differed in opinion over how much their allergic classmate’s face swelle...






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Halloween By The Numbers

The Onion - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:54
Halloween By The Numbers






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Insight: Tech market's stabilising, time to start hiring again

The Register - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:49
Q3 sales and profits up - but not enough to hit certain vendor rebate targets

It was a mixed bag of a third calendar quarter for reseller titan Insight Enterprises: sales shot up, as did operating profit, but gross margin was slapped by lower vendor rebates and overheating admin expenses.…

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Single Mom Ready To Get Back Out There During 30 Minutes Per Week She’s Not Working Or Watching Daughter

The Onion - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:46
TACOMA, WA—Saying she’s ready to have some fun and meet somebody new, local single mother Denise Tripp told reporters Friday she hopes to get back out there and start dating again during the half hour or so each week when she’s not busy ...






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Combing the Atmosphere with Lasers to Measure Global Warming Pollution

Scientific American - Technology - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:06
Scientists prepare an inexpensive, accurate tool to track greenhouse gas concentrations

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Sky ponders 200,000-customer MVNO 'trial'. Soft launch, anyone?

The Register - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:05
A decade of 'will they, won't they' rumours reawaken

Rupert Murdoch’s Sky is looking to become a mobile network in partnership with Vodafone, which would help tout services to the telly company’s five million customers.…

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Seabird losses from Deepwater Horizon oil spill estimated at hundreds of thousands

Science Magazine - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:00
Models predict approximately 700,000 seabird mortalities stemmed from Gulf of Mexico disaster
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OFFICIAL: Fondling of Apple's slab declines – iPad sales DOWN in Q3

The Register - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:21
Pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap' vendors blamed for decline

Global Q3 2014 iPad sales of have fallen by almost 13 per cent, year on year, against a backdrop of worldwide fondleslab growth, according to analyst figures released on Friday.…

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PureStorage flies flash arrays into OpenStack clouds

The Register - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 15:42
Upstart hopes for Purity parity

All-flash array startup Pure Storage has joined OpenStack, the open source cloud data centre OS body.…

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Alabama Boosters Under Fire After Paying For Nick Saban’s Sex Change

The Onion - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 15:42
TUSCALOOSA, AL—Drawing widespread condemnation from fans and pundits alike, boosters from the University of Alabama Crimson Tide Foundation are facing heavy criticism after it was revealed Friday that the organization fully funded head football coac...






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White House Receives Letter Addressed To Gerald Ford Or Current President

The Onion - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 15:31
White House Receives Letter Addressed To Gerald Ford Or Current President






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