The book “the Age of man. The world we created”

Hello! We got a wonderful new Diane Ackerman:


image People “have mastered 75% of the land surface has created a lot of truly marvelous industrial and medical inventions, he has covered the entire planet”. Nature is not a temple but a workshop, we populated the biosphere of our favorite species of plants and animals, many of which are invasive; we even altered the climate, threatening our own existence. However, we are aware of their own destructive tendencies and can boast of stunning creative achievements. We collect the DNA of vanishing species in a “frozen ark”, teaching orangutans to go with iPads, creating a high-tech wearable devices and even artificial species that may someday surpass us. The author Diane Ackerman, has a rare gift available to explain advanced science readers-professionals, arranges an amazing tour through the surrounding new reality introduces to a lot of people that determine the development of modern science, with ideas that in our eyes determine the vector of development of civilization, and perhaps save her.
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Windows 10 Pro: fewer user rights

Microsoft makes it impossible for users of Win 10 Pro to use some group policies. Now in this version you cannot disable or restrict a significant part of embedded system functionality by using the group policy editor. These policies will continue to be available in the editor with a note that their changes will work only in editions Enterprise, Education and Server SKUs.

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Announced ARM64 fee for developers (and fan)$ 40 Odroid-C2 on Amlogic S905

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Strange that I haven’t got a short news about it, therefore, will undertake to write. Last week the company Hardkernel, familiar in manufacturing dev boards based on arm processors from different manufacturers (mostly Samsung Exynos and Amlogic, but he had the Board full analog RPi over small format, which they hard pressed the issue), has announced the release of a new Board Odroid-C2 on the basis of 64-bit ARM processor from Amlogic S905.
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Torrents Time: Popcorn Time in the form of a browser plugin. Already supported on The Pirate Bay

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Service Popcorn Time to watch videos from torrent without downloading that has become available as a plugin for the browser. The plugin is open source, supported on a special website for online video viewing Popcorn Time Online.
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Game World of Tanks was released on PlayStation 4

In the popular game “Tanks” is now available to play on PlayStation 4. The developers announced that “pristavochnikov” released exclusively tank U. S. T1E6-PS (only available until the end of January).
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Custom IR control with conditioning gadgets or “Prepare a cart in the summer”

In modern home automation systems climate control most often in the list of tasks is in second place after work with lighting fixtures. Range of equipment used in this scenario are very wide. Top row is professional device for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning – heating, ventilation and air conditioning), including heat-insulated floors, systems of air recirculation and cold ceilings. In affordable segment, we see traditional air conditioners and numerous electric heaters and gas boilers, and the problem of ventilation is most often governed by the “manual” method of opening Windows.

The most convenient way of the air conditioning unit is to connect to it over a dedicated interface that allows not only sending the commands, but status monitoring, and reporting on the status and possible malfunctions. However, this option is only available in certain models may require the purchase of additional units and it is hardly available. However, today, with the proliferation of standards such as AllJoyn, HomeKit and SmartThings, such models start to appear in more mass segment.
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Samsung introduced an external SSD with the interface of Type-C and volume 2 TB

Last year, Samsung introduced its first portable SSD drive the Portable SSD T1. Now the South Korean company introduced a higher capacity model, surpassing the previous version by several parameters. At the same time, Portable SSD T3 has much in common with its predecessor. For example, it also uses vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory, allowing read/write reaching 450 MB/s.
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Tor Project will soon launch a bug bounty program

Project anonymous Tor network will soon start a program of rewards for vulnerabilities found.

“We are grateful to the people who looked at our code for many years, but the only way to improve is to attract more people,” said Nick mathewson, co-founder, researcher and chief architect of the Tor Project. The program will be launched in the new year on the HackerOne platform.
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