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How big is your Baan-DB (just Data AND Indexes)
0 - 200 GB
18%
200 - 500 GB
18%
500 - 800 GB
6%
800 - 1200 GB
6%
1200 - 1500 GB
12%
1500 - 2000 GB
18%
> 2000 GB
24%
Total votes: 17

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Web browsers sharpen knives for TLS 1.0, 1.1, tell protocols to dig their own graves for 2019

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 8:03am
IE, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, all planning to deprecate lousy old versions by 2020

Sysadmins and netizens, it's time to get serious about killing off old, buggy and insecure versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS) – the encryption used to secure connections to HTTPS websites like your bank, El Reg, and so on.…

NASA gently nudges sleeping space 'scopes Chandra, Hubble out of gyro-induced stupor

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 6:53am
X-ray probe could be awake by end of this week

NASA's rough month is improving somewhat: the American space agency is spinning up a spare gyroscope to bring the orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory back online by the end of the week, and it reckons it can wake the Hubble Space Telescope soon.…

Sundar Pichai: Google 'exploring' censored China search app

BBC Technology News - October 16, 2018 - 6:27am
The firm's CEO defends a possible return to China, a market Google abandoned over censorship concerns.

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65 - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:13am
Allen co-founded the future software giant in 1975 with high school classmate Bill Gates.

EU aren't kidding: Sky watchdog breathes life into mad air taxi ideas

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 5:57am
EASA's writing rules for them after 'a number of requests'

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a public consultation on how to regulate futuristic air taxis that take off and land vertically.…

Google's CEO says it may never launch that censored search engine it made for China - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 4:27am
Sundar Pichai, in his first public acknowledgement of Project Dragonfly, says the effort was an internal project to find out what was possible for Google in China.

Finally. The palm-sized Palm phone is back. And it will, er, save you from your real smartphone

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 4:05am
Like a little tiny ghost in the machine

Video The Palm brand has returned with a bizarre concept: a tiny touchscreen "ghost" phone that mirrors the contents of your real smartphone – and won’t do much without one.…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to fix 'filter bubbles' on the social network - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 3:21am
It's not the algorithmic timeline that Dorsey thinks is to blame.

Meet Kenny Omega, wrestling superstar and gamer - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 2:56am
The pro heavyweight champion plays a mean game of Street Fighter V.

Paul Allen—Microsoft co-founder, Seahawks owner, and space pioneer—dies at 65

Ars Technica - October 16, 2018 - 2:28am

(credit: Miles Harris)

Paul Allen, who with Bill Gates founded Microsoft, has died at the age of 65. His death comes shortly after he resumed treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; the cancer had returned after being in remission for nine years.

Allen was a Seattle native and went to high school with Gates. The two kept in touch at university—Allen at Washington State, Gates at Harvard—and when Allen dropped out in 1975 to start a company to develop software for the MITS Altair 8800, he soon convinced Gates to follow. That company was Micro-Soft, which shed its hyphen the following year. In 1980, Microsoft was chosen by IBM to develop DOS for its new PC. With the success of the PC and PC compatibles, Microsoft became hugely successful.

Allen had his first run-in with cancer in 1982, when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and drastically cut back his work at the company while recovering. He formally left Microsoft in 1983, but he retained his share of ownership and became a billionaire when the company went public in 1986.

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RIP Paul Allen: Microsoft cofounder billionaire dies at 65 after facing third bout with cancer

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 2:27am
Two weeks after he went public with illness, philanthropist Alt-F4s from this simulation we call reality

Obit Billionaire Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 and is credited with coining the company's name, has died of cancer aged 65.…

GameStart Asia 2018 rocks its fifth year with more fun and games - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 2:17am
The Singapore-based convention returns with big name stars such as wrestler Kenny Omega and Overwatch voice actress Elise Zhang.

YouTube's last 18 months have been 'the growing-up years,' CEO says - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 2:15am
Susan Wojcicki also says YouTube videos in 25 years will be more interactive.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff urges tech billionaires to combat homelessness - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 2:06am
Benioff says you can't separate business from society.

Jeff Bezos plans to spend 'a little more' than $1B on Blue Origin next year - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 2:01am
And the Amazon CEO says he's going to keep doing business with the US Department of Defense.

iPhone XS specs vs. XS Max, XR, X: What's new and different - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 1:49am
See how Apple's new 2018 iPhones compare spec-by-spec with last year's iPhone X.

Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too

Ars Technica - October 16, 2018 - 1:42am

Enlarge / A partial screenshot of one of the profiles pushing an adult dating scam on Facebook.

Responding to critics in the US Congress and elsewhere who say Facebook isn’t doing enough to stop the flow of disinformation, the social network in recent days has purged hundreds of accounts it found were designed to sway elections, sow social division, and prop up ruthless governments. The focus has left an opening for scammers who routinely use Facebook to send unsuspecting users to fraudulent dating sites.

Randy Abrams, a senior security analyst at Webroot, told Ars that the account belonging to one of his family members was recently compromised. The people behind the compromise used the hacked account to send Abrams requests to like various accounts, which all showed images of scantily clad women inviting visitors to view videos. Many of the fake profiles had followers and likes in excess of 6,500, an indication the scam has been gaining traction. At the time this post went live, the campaign remained active, even after Ars reported it to the company's PR representatives.

The videos redirected to a variety of sites that invited viewers to meet nearby women who wanted sex. Many of the images on these sites showed nude women and asked visitors to enter credit card numbers to proceed. Clicking the browser's back arrow created an endless series of new sites. The only way to get out of the never-ending loop was to close the tab.

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Porsche's Panamera and Sport Turismo get GTS'ed and we want them badly - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 1:40am
Porsche's continent-crushing people hauler is now available in everyone's favorite trim level.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and Sport Turismo GTS: The Goldilocks of performance wagons - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 1:38am
Porsche's fastest four-door gets the special GTS treatment that enthusiasts know and love.

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