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Blender 2.65 Arrives - Most Stable Yet

The Blender Foundation announced Blender 2.65 recently saying stability had been their main focus this cycle. This release represents over 200 bug fixes and several new features.

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Values of science at odds with desire to turn it into a commercial product

 

Scientific software tools have long lived in the conflict zone between open source ideals and proprietary exploitation. The values of science (openness, transparency, and free exchange) are at odds with the desires of individuals and organizations to transition scientific tools to a commercial product. This has been a problem in neuropsychology and neuroscience for decades, and extends outside the bounds of software...

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Stroustrup on next-gen C++: I didn't want to let go of my baby

Badly taught, over-used... better than ever C++ 11 is “far better than previous versions”, says the inventor of the language Bjarne Stroustrup. He was speaking at an online event marking the launch of Embarcadero's C++ Builder XE3, a rapid application tool targeting Windows and Mac OS X.…...

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The Linux 3.8 Kernel Can Save A Lot Of RAM

For certain workloads with the Linux 3.8 kernel the physical memory usage is lowered by a significant amount thanks to improvements within this kernel that's presently under development...

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A hash-based DOS attack on Btrfs

Pascal Junod has disclosed a pair of denial-of-service attacks against the Btrfs filesystem based on hash collisions. "I have created several files with random names in a directory (around 500). The time required to remove them is negligible. Then, I have created the same number of files, but giving them...

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The most talented youth choose open source tools

At my public library job, all day long I help people use the library's public access computers. At the end of a long day's work, I enjoy kicking back and listening to some YouTube music videos. One way I do this is to search YouTube for new Bob Dylan cover...

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