New Zealand health boards write down losses on Oracle implementation – End-of-year reports show impairment…

New Zealand health boards write down losses on Oracle implementation – End-of-year reports show impairment costs running into millions
Local health boards in New Zealand have been forced to write down losses running into the millions of Kiwi dollars as a result of a troubled Oracle implementation...

New Zealand health boards write down losses on Oracle implementation • The Register

Testing Your Code with Python’s pytest, [ PART II ]

Testing Your Code with Python's pytest, [ PART II ]
Testing functions isn't hard, but how do you test user input and output? In my last article, I started looking at "pytest", a framework for testing Python programs that's really changed the way I look at testing. For the first time, I really feel like testing is something I can and should do on a regular basis; pytest makes things so easy and straightforward...

Testing Your Code with Python's pytest, Part II | Linux Journal
Testing functions isn't hard, but how do you test user input and output? In my last article, I started looking at "pytest", a framework for testing Python programs that's really changed the way I look at testing. For the first time, I really feel like testing is something I can and should do on a regular basis; pytest ...

Testing Your Code with Python’s pytest [ PART I ]

Testing Your Code with Python's pytest [ PART I ]
Don't test your code? pytest removes any excuses. Software developers don't just write software; they also use software. So, they're the first to recognize, and understand, that software is complex and inevitably contains bugs...

Testing Your Code with Python's pytest | Linux Journal
Don't test your code? pytest removes any excuses. Software developers don't just write software; they also use software. So, they're the first to recognize, and understand, that software is complex and inevitably contains bugs. But, just because bugs are inevitable doesn't mean that developers can or ...

GitLab enables deployment of serverless workloads on any cloud

GitLab enables deployment of serverless workloads on any cloud
GitLab Serverless leverages Google's Knative, the Kubernetes-based platform to build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads...

GitLab enables deployment of serverless workloads on any cloud | ZDNet
GitLab Serverless leverages Google's Knative, the Kubernetes-based platform to build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads.

The 10 Hottest Enterprise And Business Servers Of 2018

The 10 Hottest Enterprise And Business Servers Of 2018
Here are the hottest enterprise and business servers of 2018. Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, Inspur, IBM and Supermicro are leading the server market innovation pace...

The 10 Hottest Enterprise And Business Servers Of 2018
Here are the hottest enterprise and business servers of 2018. Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, Inspur, IBM and Supermicro are leading the server market innovation pace.

Firefox 64 brings better browser tab management and smart recommendations

Firefox 64 brings better browser tab management and smart recommendations
The newest version of Firefox for desktop and Android, version 64, is out today and it comes with a few nifty features for more intensive tab and extension use. Mozilla says you’ll now “see suggestions in regular browsing mode for new and relevant Firefox features, services, and extensions based on how you use the web,” a feature that won’t work while in private browsing mode and is not based on your browser history. One such example is Firefox recommending To Google Translate if it sees you’re constantly using Google’s natural language tool...

Firefox 64 brings better browser tab management and smart recommendations
Available now

Greenliant Launches EnduroSLC SSDs with Up to 250K P/E Cycles

Greenliant Launches EnduroSLC SSDs with Up to 250K P/E Cycles
Greenliant, a developer of special-purpose NAND-flash storage devices, this week introduced its new lineup of ultra-high endurance SSDs. The NANDrive SSDs are aimed at write-intensive industrial applications, and utilize the company’s proprietary EnduroSLC technology and in-house controllers...

Greenliant Launches EnduroSLC SSDs with Up to 250K P/E Cycles

Google launches Istio on GKE

Google launches Istio on GKE
Google today announced an update to GKE, the Google Kubernetes Engine, that brings integrated support for the Istio service mesh to service. Istio support is currently in beta. While Istio isn’t yet the household name that Kubernetes has become in recent years, for many enterprises it’s an important building block for building their cloud-native platforms...

Google launches Istio on GKE – TechCrunch

DigitalOcean launches its container service

DigitalOcean launches its container service
It’s KubeCon/CloudNativeCon this week, the world’s largest confab for all things cloud-native, containers, Kubernetes and DevOps. Every company that’s doing anything remotely related to those topics is announcing news at the sold-out event. That includes the popular cloud hosting service DigitalOcean, which is announcing the launch of its Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering to all developers today. This is still a limited release, though, with full general availability planned for early 2019...

DigitalOcean launches its container service – TechCrunch

Supercomputing Is Heading Toward an Existential Crisis

Supercomputing Is Heading Toward an Existential Crisis
A set of academic articles recently published on post-exascale supercomputing paint a picture of an HPC landscape that will be fundamentally different from the one we now inhabit. But the writeups avoid one obvious conclusion...

Supercomputing Is Heading Toward an Existential Crisis | TOP500 Supercomputer Sites
A set of academic articles recently published on post-exascale supercomputing paint a picture of an HPC landscape that will be fundamentally different from the one we now inhabit. But the writeups avoid one obvious conclusion.

AMD EPYC 7371 Review Now The Fastest 16 Core CPU

AMD EPYC 7371 Review Now The Fastest 16 Core CPU
At STH, we review a ton of server CPUs, but very few of them change the narrative of the industry like this AMD EPYC 7371 review. A few weeks ago, we covered the AMD EPYC 7371 Frequency Optimized Processor Launch during SC18. At the time, we thought that given the timing alongside Supercomputing 2018, that it was a HPC part. It may find legs in the HPC industry, but where it is going to change the industry’s narrative is in per core performance. A great example of a community that should clamor for the AMD EPYC 7371 is the Windows Server community. The base Windows Server 2019 license for Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter are 16 cores which align perfectly with the 16-core EPYC 7371. With the release of the AMD EPYC 7371, AMD will have a chip with more performance than the Intel Xeon Scalable family at 16 cores. It will have more memory capacity and PCIe lanes than the Intel Xeon Scalable family. That will change the industry’s narrative on AMD EPYC v. Intel Xeon...

AMD EPYC 7371 Review Now The Fastest 16 Core CPU
In our AMD EPYC 7371 review, we show how this frequency optimized processor is now the fastest 16 core CPU. We will also show why this part is set to change the narrative of AMD EPYC versus Intel Xeon (Skylake-SP) in a market shifting manner.

InSight Mars lander takes its first selfie

InSight Mars lander takes its first selfie
This is NASA InSight's first full selfie on Mars. It displays the lander's solar panels and deck. On top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna. The selfie was taken on Dec. 6, 2018 (Sol 10). The selfie is made up of 11 images which were taken by its Instrument Deployment Camera, located on the elbow of its robotic arm. Those images are then stitched together into a mosaic...

InSight Mars lander takes its first selfie
NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie—a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken and later stitched together. Visible in the selfie are the lander's solar panel and its entire deck, including its science instruments.

Watch Russian Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole in ‘Unprecedented’ Spacewalk

Watch Russian Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole in 'Unprecedented' Spacewalk
Russian cosmonauts are preparing to inspect a mysterious hole on the exterior of a damaged Soyuz capsule, a complex spacewalk that could take upwards of six hours to complete. The mission is scheduled to start at 11:00 am ET, and you can watch it live right here...

Watch Russian Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole in 'Unprecedented' Spacewalk

Lightweight LG Gram 17 and LG Gram 2-in-1 to debut at CES

Lightweight LG Gram 17 and LG Gram 2-in-1 to debut at CES
As expected, LG is going to bring two new members of the LG Gram line of thin and light laptops to CES in January. The LG Gram 2-in-1 is a 2.5 pound convertible tablet-style notebook with a 14 inch display, while the LG Gram 17 may be the lightest notebook ever to feature a 17 inch display, weighing just under 3 pounds...

Lightweight LG Gram 17 and LG Gram 2-in-1 to debut at CES - Liliputing
As expected, LG is going to bring two new members of the LG Gram line of thin and light laptops to CES in January. The LG Gram 2-in-1 is a 2.5 pound convertible tablet-style notebook with a 14 inch display, while the LG Gram 17 may be the lightest notebook ever to feature a 17 …

Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After 52.5 Million Users’ Data Exposed

Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After 52.5 Million Users' Data Exposed
The Google+ social network inadvertently gave app developers access to information on some 52.5 million users — even data that users designated as private — because of a "bug" in its software, Google says. The company had already announced it was pulling the plug on the social network because of an earlier incident, and now says the shutdown will happen four months sooner...

Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After 52.5 Million Users' Data Exposed
Users' names, birth dates, email addresses, work history and other data were exposed for nearly a week in November, Google says. It will now close the social network four months earlier than planned.

Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again

Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again
Dell announced it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the buy-back price of $120 per share for a total of $23.9 billion. With today’s move, Dell will return to being publicly traded starting on December 28th...

Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again – TechCrunch

Capitalinstall malware targets healthcare sector, delivers payload via Microsoft Azure

Capitalinstall malware targets healthcare sector, delivers payload via Microsoft Azure
Cloud storage providers offer virus and malware scanning, but the existence of that service is not enough to assume files from the cloud are not malicious...

Capitalinstall malware targets healthcare sector, delivers payload via Microsoft Azure - TechRepublic

Third-Party Investigation Finds No Malicious Chips on Supermicro Motherboards

Third-Party Investigation Finds No Malicious Chips on Supermicro Motherboards
Supermicro launched an investigation to see if any malicious chips were indeed added on its server motherboards as reported by Bloomberg at the start of October 2018 and the results were negative. "After thorough examination and a range of functional tests, the investigations firm found absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware on our motherboards," stated Supermicro in its press release...

Third-Party Investigation Finds No Malicious Chips on Supermicro Motherboards
No malicious hardware found by customers, US agencies either

Adobe Patches 39 Cross-Platform Critical Security Issues in Acrobat and Reader

Adobe Patches 39 Cross-Platform Critical Security Issues in Acrobat and Reader
Adobe released security updates for 39 critical vulnerabilities affecting its Acrobat and Reader software products for both macOS and Windows which could allow potential attackers to execute arbitrary code on compromised systems...

Adobe Patches 39 Cross-Platform Critical Security Issues in Acrobat and Reader
Multiple code execution and privilege escalation bugs fixed

Microsoft Discloses Nine Critical Vulnerabilities During Patch Tuesday

Microsoft Discloses Nine Critical Vulnerabilities During Patch Tuesday
With its December Patch Tuesday, Microsoft fixed thirty-nine security issues rated as Critical and Important with at least one of them being actively exploited in the wild at the moment the security patches were released...

Microsoft Fixes Nine Critical Vulnerabilities in December 2018 Patch Tuesday
Twenty nine other security issues were rated as "Important"

Audit backs Apple’s denial of Chinese spy chips in servers

Audit backs Apple's denial of Chinese spy chips in servers
If there have been any Chinese spy chips on Super Micro servers, they haven't been easy to find. The company has told customers that an independent audit has found no evidence of malicious hardware on its current motherboards as well as those from the past generations...

Audit backs Apple's denial of Chinese spy chips in servers
The independent study says Super Micro's hardware shows no signs of tampering.

Llega la nueva y remozada versión de Telegram y estas son sus novedades

Llega la nueva y remozada versión de Telegram y estas son sus novedades
Después de un tiempo sin novedades grandes por parte de Telegram, al fin llegó la nueva versión de la aplicación y trae varias novedades bajo el brazo. De acuerdo al blog oficial de la compañía, ahora cualquiera puede sugerir mejores traducciones de la app en sus idiomas, como también crear sus propios packs de idiomas, por lo que comunidades linguísticas minoritarias ahora pueden tener Telegram en su dialecto...

Llega la nueva y remozada versión de Telegram y estas son sus novedades
La aplicación de mensajería Telegram estrena su versión 5.0 en Android con espectaculares cambios que entregan una mejor experiencia.

Super Micro says external security audit found no evidence of backdoor chips

Super Micro says external security audit found no evidence of backdoor chips
Super Micro sends a letter to customers with the results of a third-party security audit...

Super Micro says external security audit found no evidence of backdoor chips | ZDNet
Super Micro sends a letter to customers with the results of a third-party security audit.

For the fourth month in a row, Microsoft patches Windows zero-day used in the wild

For the fourth month in a row, Microsoft patches Windows zero-day used in the wild
Microsoft also fixes 38 other security bugs, 9 of which are rated "Critical."..

For the fourth month in a row, Microsoft patches Windows zero-day used in the wild | ZDNet
Microsoft also fixes 38 other security bugs, 9 of which are rated "Critical."

Workplace AI: Emerging technologies, ethical questions

Workplace AI: Emerging technologies, ethical questions
Workforce-focused AI offers significant upside, but short-term gains might backfire in the form of lower employee morale, higher turnover, lower productivity, and public relations backlash...

Workplace AI: Emerging technologies, ethical questions | CIO
Workforce-focused AI offers significant upside, but short-term gains might backfire in the form of lower employee morale, higher turnover, lower productivity, and public relations backlash.

What is an SSD? How solid state drives work

What is an SSD? How solid state drives work
Solid state drives use interconnected pools of flash memory that are managed by an SSD controller to deliver speeds far beyond what a hard disk drive (HDD) can offer...

What is an SSD? How solid state drives work | Network World
Solid state drives use interconnected pools of flash memory that are managed by an SSD controller to deliver speeds far beyond what a hard disk drive (HDD) can offer.

IT firms, telcos among dozens hacked in new info-stealing malware attack

IT firms, telcos among dozens hacked in new info-stealing malware attack
Seedworm hacking operation adopts new techniques to speed up attacks - but it's come at a cost that's allowed researchers to uncover their activity...

IT firms, telcos among dozens hacked in new info-stealing malware attack | ZDNet
Seedworm hacking operation adopts new techniques to speed up attacks - but it's come at a cost that's allowed researchers to uncover their activity.