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The Wise, the Unwise, and the Otherwise, Part 2b

It is virtually impossible to separate truth from the one who teaches it to us. This fact alone assures us that the one who teaches ought to be exceedingly cautious with what he says and how he lives. That’s why James begins the third chapter with a warning—don’t swell the ranks of teachers! The teacher lives with two things constantly under scrutiny—his/her lips and life. In James 3:1–12, he addresses himself to the former area —the tongue—and in 3:13–18, to the latter, which he develops under the subject of wisdom. The last message considered the kind of wisdom that is not from God. Today, we’ll give thought to the wisdom that is from Him. This passage is applicable to all who are in God’s family, not just those who teach.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
Piranha Games announces MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new installment in the mech combat series. In spite of enduring affection for the franchise, this will be the first single-player MechWarrior...

Surgeon Simulator: ER This Week

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
Bossa Studios announces Surgeon Simulator: ER is coming this week to bring their own special brand of medical malpractice to the world of virtual reality. This is already out for PlayStation VR,...

Resident Evil 7 PC Demo This Month

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
CapCom Unity has word on demos for Resident Evil 7, saying the updated PS4 sample of the survival/horror sequel is now available, the Xbox One version is due this week, and the PC demo will come on...

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Announced

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
CapCom Unity has the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, saying the next installment in their crossover brawler series will be available worldwide late next year. They provide a reveal...

Steam Top 10

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
Valve says the following were the bestselling titles on Steam last week: Grand Theft Auto V Planet Coaster Watch_Dogs 2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year...

Sunday Consolidation

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Arrives Next Year on PS4. The Last of Us Part II. PlayStation Experience 2016: Game Announcements. PlayStation Experience 2016: New Trailers. PlayStation Experience 2016:...

Sunday Mobilization

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
Play Red Alert 2 on Your Android Phone. Thanks Ant. Hear the pulse- Heart rate monitoring fitness earbuds tested. Hulu now streams 4K, starting with its originals and 20 Bond films. Thanks HARDOCP.

Sunday Tech Bits

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
Gears of War 4 DirectX 12 Graphics Performance Analysis - eTeknix. Samsung to release 4TB 850 Pro at CES 2017. Thanks HARDOCP.

Sunday Legal Briefs

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
China's Cyber Security Law Could Hamper Foreign Business: P/C Industry Reps. Thanks Slashdot via Ant.

Hardware Reviews

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
ADATA Premier SP550 480GB Solid-State Drive on Techgage. AK Racing PRO X Gaming Chair on Nikk Tech. Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 Cooler on Technic3D. German. Fnatic Gear Clutch G1 Optical...


Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
Feral by Row offers a first-person hunting/survival game where you play as a feline. A playable demo is available. Thanks Ant… ADG Filler #59 - Sound Blaster Revisions. Thanks Ant…

Out of the Blue

Blue's News - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:03pm
I'm kind of out of my mind looking forward to the Westworld season finale tonight, since I've been enjoying the season so much. It's a weird sense of dread along with that anticipation, since it will...

First Trailer: Tom Cruise In “The Mummy”

Dark Horizons - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 6:17pm

Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters. Following a brief tease on Thursday, Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for its contemporary-set reboot of “The Mummy” franchise. Tom Cruise headlines the film which also stars Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Alex Kurtzman helms the new film which kicks off a potentially new cinematic universe featuring classic monsters such as The Wolf Man, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man and more. The new “The Mummy” opens on June 9th.

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Ask Slashdot: Have You Read 'The Art of Computer Programming'?

/. - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 6:09pm
In 1962, 24-year-old Donald Knuth began writing The Art of Computer Programming, publishing three volumes by 1973, with volume 4 arriving in 2005. (Volume 4A appeared in 2011, with new paperback fascicles planned for every two years, and fascicle 6, "Satisfiability," arriving last December). "You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing," Bill Gates once said, in a column where he described working through the book. "If somebody is so brash that they think they know everything, Knuth will help them understand that the world is deep and complicated." But now long-time Slashdot reader Qbertino has a question: I've had The Art of Computer Programming on my book-buying list for just about two decades now and I'm still torn...about actually getting it. I sometimes believe I would mutate into some programming demi-god if I actually worked through this beast, but maybe I'm just fooling myself... Have any of you worked through or with TAOCP or are you perhaps working through it? And is it worthwhile? I mean not just for bragging rights. And how long can it reasonably take? A few years? Share your answers and experiences in the comments. Have you read The Art of Computer Programming?

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Does Windows 10's Data Collection Trade Privacy For Microsoft's Security?

/. - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:09pm
jader3rd shares an article from PC World arguing that Windows 10's data collection "trades your privacy for Microsoft's security." [Anonymized] usage data lets Microsoft beef up threat protection, says Rob Lefferts, Microsoft's director of program management for Windows Enterprise and Security. The information collected is used to improve various components in Windows Defender... For example, Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge will put the Edge browser into a lightweight virtual machine to make it harder to break out of the browser and attack the operating system. With telemetry, Microsoft can see when infections get past Application Guard defenses and improve the security controls to reduce recurrences. Microsoft also pulls signals from other areas of the Windows ecosystem, such as Active Directory, with information from the Windows 10 device to look for patterns that can indicate a problem like ransomware infections and other attacks. To detect those patterns, Microsoft needs access to technical data, such as what processes are consuming system resources, hardware diagnostics, and file-level information like which applications had which files open, Lefferts says. Taken together, the hardware information, application details, and device driver data can be used to identify parts of the operating system are exposed and should be isolated into virtual containers. The article points out that unlike home users, enterprise users of Windows 10 can select a lower level of data-sharing, but argues that enterprises "need to think twice before turning off Windows telemetry to increase corporate privacy" because Windows Update won't work without information about whether previous updates succeeded or failed.

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Linux Mint 18.1 'Serena' BETA Ubuntu-based Operating System Now Available For Download

/. - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 3:09pm
BrianFagioli shares his story on Beta News: Feeling fatigued by Windows 10 and its constant updates and privacy concerns? Can't afford one of those beautiful new MacBook Pro laptops? Don't forget, Linux-based desktop operating systems are just a free download away, folks! If you do decide to jump on the open source bandwagon, a good place to start is Linux Mint. Both the Mate and Cinnamon desktop environments should prove familiar to Windows converts, and since it is based on Ubuntu, there is a ton of compatible packages. Today, the first beta of Linux Mint 18.1 'Serena' becomes available for download. Here's the release notes for both Cinammon and MATE.

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LA Critics, British Indie Awards Announced

Dark Horizons - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 2:49pm

Both the L.A. Film Critics Association and The British Independent Film Awards are holding their annual votes tonight with the big winners being “American Honey” at the BIFAs and “Moonlight” at the LAFCA.

Other notable winners include multiple nods for “Under The Shadow,” “I, Daniel Blake,” “La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Adult Life Skills” and welcome surprises like for “Your Name,” “Notes on Blindness,” and “The Girl With All The Gifts”. Here’s the results:

The British Independent Film Awards

Best British Independent Film: “American Honey”
Best International Independent Film: “Moonlight”
Best Documentary: “Notes On Blindness”

Best Director: Andrea Arnold (“American Honey”)
Best Screenplay: “Under The Shadow”

Best Actor: Dave Johns (“I, Daniel Blake”)
Best Actress: Sasha Lane (“American Honey”)
Best Supporting Actress: Avin Manshadi (“Under The Shadow”)
Best Supporting Actor: Brett Goldstein (“Adult Life Skills”)

Most Promising Newcomer: Hayley Squires (“I, Daniel Blake”)
Best Debut Director: Babak Anvari (“Under The Shadow”)
Best Debut Screenwriter: Rachel Tunnard (“Adult Life Skills”)
Breakthrough Producer: Camille Gatin (“The Girl With All The Gifts”)
Outstanding Achievement in Craft: Robbie Ryan, D.O.P. (“American Honey”)
Best British Short: “Jacked”
Discovery Award: “The Greasy Strangler”

The L.A. Film Critics Association

Best Picture:
“Moonlight”. Runner-up: “La La Land”

Best Director:
Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”). Runner-up: Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”)

Best Actor:
Adam Driver (“Paterson”). Runner-up: Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Actress:
Isabelle Huppert (“Elle” & “Things To Come”). Runner-up: Rebecca Hall (“Christine”)

Best Animated Film:
“Your Name”. Runner-up: “The Red Turtle”

Best Foreign Language Film:
“The Handmaiden”. Runner-up: “Toni Erdmann”

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction:
“I Am Not Your Negro”. Runner-up: “O.J.: Made in America”

Best Screenplay: Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Lobster”). Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”). Runner-up: Issey Ogata (“Silence”)

Best Supporting Actress:
Lily Gladstone (“Certain Women”). Runner-up: Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Editing:
Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski (“O.J.: Made in America”). Runner-up: Tom Cross (“La La Land”)

Best Production Design:
Ryu Seong-hee (“The Handmaiden”). Runner-up: David Wasco (“La La Land”)

Best Music Score:
Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul (“La La Land”). Runner-up: Micah Levi (“Jackie”)

Best Cinematography:
James Laxton (“Moonlight”). Runner-up: Linus Sandgren (“La La Land”)

Lifetime Achievement:
Shirley MacLaine

New Generation Prize
“Krisha” from Edward Shults and Krisha Fairchild.

Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Prize
“The Illinois Parables” from writer-director Deborah Stratman

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Canonical Sues Cloud Provider Over 'Unofficial' Ubuntu Images

/. - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 2:39pm
An anonymous reader quotes OStatic's update on Canonical's lawsuit against a cloud provider: Canonical posted Thursday that they've been in a dispute with "a European cloud provider" over the use of their own homespun version of Ubuntu on their cloud servers. Their implementation disables even the most basic of security features and Canonical is worried something bad could happen and it'd reflect badly back on them... They said they've spent months trying to get the unnamed provider to use the standard Ubuntu as delivered to other commercial operations to no avail. Canonical feels they have no choice but to "take legal steps to remove these images." They're sure Red Hat and Microsoft wouldn't be treated like this. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, wrote in his blog post that Ubuntu is "the leading cloud OS, running most workloads in public clouds today," whereas these homegrown images "are likely to behave unpredictably on update in weirdly creative and mysterious ways... We hear about these issues all the time, because users assume there is a problem with Ubuntu on that cloud; users expect that 'all things that claim to be Ubuntu are genuine', and they have a right to expect that... "To count some of the ways we have seen home-grown images create operational and security nightmares for users: clouds have baked private keys into their public images, so that any user could SSH into any machine; clouds have made changes that then blocked security updates for over a week... When things like this happen, users are left feeling let down. As the company behind Ubuntu, it falls to Canonical to take action."

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