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Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy – Business Insider

The world is waiting with bated breath for this monster. Not quite Mr. Fusion yet, but hopefully it works as expected.

For more than 60 years, scientists have dreamed of a clean, inexhaustible energy source in the form of nuclear fusion.

It took 19 years to build this monster and this video shows just how complex the whole thing is.

Source: Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy – Business Insider

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Apple’s iOS App Store suffers first major attack | Reuters

It has taken a long time but it finally happened. Malware in iOS apps. Instead of compromising the App Store, it’s the app developers that are getting compromised via an unauthorized Xcode.

Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.

Source: Apple’s iOS App Store suffers first major attack | Reuters

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Xerox scanners/photocopiers randomly alter numbers in scanned documents · D. Kriesel

Oh dear. You can’t even trust your photocopiers these days. Spot the difference.

The implications are huge. Imagine what happens if the following happens as a result of your copy getting messed up (excerpt from article):

  1. Incorrect invoices
  2. Construction plans with incorrect numbers (as will be shown later in the article) even though they look right
  3. Other incorrect construction plans, for example for bridges (danger of life may be the result!)
  4. Incorrect metering of medicine, even worse, I think.

Xerox scanners/photocopiers randomly alter numbers in scanned documents · D. Kriesel.

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Happy Birthday WordPress!

From the creator of WordPress:

Has it really been 10 years? It seems just yesterday we were playing around on my blog, and the blogs of a few high school friends. Two of those friends are married, one isn’t anymore, two are still figuring things out, and one has passed away.

You were cute before you became beautiful. Wearing black and white, afraid of color, trying to be so unassuming. I know you got jealous when I wore those Blogger t-shirts. They were the cool kids at SxSW and I thought maybe you could grow up to be like them.

Read more here: http://ma.tt/2013/05/dear-wordpress/

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First Post

As a technology enthusiast and IT professional, I feel that we have a duty to share our experience and write about things that other like-minded visitors will find interesting or useful, as we have often benefitted from others who have done the same. Blogs like The Old New Thing provides the motivation for this humble blog.