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Bees are in mortal danger. Last year, more than 40 percent of colonies disappeared in the United States alone. And that’s a big problem for humans as well as for bees. About a third of our diet comes from plants that depend on insect pollinators. Without bees, we’ll be in big trouble.One of the insect’s worst enemies — and a significant contributor to colony collapse — is a small mite called Varroa destructor that’s as devastating as it sounds. They latch onto bees and brood, sucking the life out of them.A handful of solutions have emerged over the past few years, including hot hives that kill the mites and robobees that replace natural pollinators.Now, a concerned team of beekeepers and software developers from Sweden have proposed another plan. They want to build an AI-powered app called BeeScanning that would analyze images of beehives to spot the mites, then alert keepers so they could rid their … [Read more...] about Beekeepers developing an AI app to spot bee’s worst enemy
Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, and MapR mix simpler setup of Hadoop clusters with proprietary twists and trade-offsIt's been a big year for Apache Hadoop, the open source project that helps you split your workload among a rack of computers. The buzzword is now well known to your boss but still just a vague and hazy concept for your boss's boss. That puts it in the sweet spot when there's plenty of room for experimentation. The list of companies using Hadoop in production work grows longer each day, and it probably won't be long before "Hadoop cluster" takes over the role that the words "crazy supercomputer" used to play in thriller movies. The next version of the WOPR is bound to run Hadoop.The area is flourishing as the core project attracts a wide collection of helper projects that organize the workload and make it simpler to manage a collection of jobs to run at particular times. There's HDFS, a standard file system that can organize the data spread out around the cluster; … [Read more...] about Enterprise Hadoop: Big data processing made easier
For most would-be Windows 7 users, a 64-bit version of Windows 7 is the right move. But if you don't have sufficient RAM (at least 4GB), or you rely on devices that don't have supporting 64-bit drivers, or you need to upgrade an existing 32-bit installation, 32-bit Windows 7 might be the better choice. A few editions of 64-bit Windows 7 provide a Windows XP Mode that solves some backward-compatibility problems, but it isn't a universal panacea. In speedy Q&A format, here's just what you need to know. Q. Is my PC supported under 64-bit Windows 7? A. Most PCs manufactured in the past three years (i.e. after Vista's debut) are capable of running 64-bit Windows 7. The exceptions are those that ship with low-end CPUs that don't support the AMD or Intel 64-bit extensions. Examples include Intel's Atom line of low-powered CPUs and early Intel Core CPUs, like the Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo). If you're not sure what kind of CPU is in your system, or whether the CPU supports 64-bit operation, … [Read more...] about 32-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 7?
The Active Directory Sites And Services console is, in most small to medium Active Directory organizations, overlooked more often than not. After all, it's typically only larger organizations that get into the most complex of Active Directory designs, calling for multiple sites, each of them with multiple IP subnets. Even if you’ve had an occasion to use this console in the past, you might have only used it for one specific purpose.In this article I will examine the Active Directory Sites And Services console, seeing what it does, how it has been improved since Windows 2000, how it is used, and how to perform a few common tasks with it.What we won’t be doing hereA complete coverage of all things related to Active Directory Sites And Services, including how and why sites are configured, is beyond the scope of this article. As well, a full discussion on the myriad of tasks that you will use this console for would take far more room than we have here. If you’d like to … [Read more...] about SolutionBase: A look at Windows Server 2003’s Active Directory Sites And Services
One of the utilities that a Windows Server 2003 network administrator will use most frequently is Active Directory Users And Computers. However, new network administrators and network administrators who've only used Windows NT may find themselves confused by the new utility. Here's a look at Active Directory Users And Computers in W2K3, what it does, how it differs from utilities in Windows NT Server and Windows 2000 Server, how it works, and how to perform common tasks using it.Active Directory Users And Computers serves as the main utility for working with user, group, and computer objects in Active Directory. Remember that every item that needs to interface with your network is represented by an object in Active Directory. These objects contain all of the information for the item including descriptions, file system rights, security identifiers, application rights, and directory information.Active Directory Users And Computers will allow you to create, modify, and delete these … [Read more...] about SolutionBase: A look at Windows Server 2003’s Active Directory Users And Computers
Throughout my series about rootkits and botnets, I've been impressed by the number and quality of member comments, especially the ones discussing how to remove rootkits. Thinking about this led to one of my ah-ha moments; fortuitously I decided to listen and consolidate those real-world tips along with what I have gleaned from security experts.Why rootkits are hard to removeTo be honest, my research is showing rootkit removal to be a rather haphazard affair, with positive results not always the norm. The apparent reason for this is the increased sophistication of rootkits. Some examples of these improvements are:The ability to install rootkits at increased privilege levels in the operating system, making them immune to malware scanners.The use of advanced QoS parameters to reduce the amount of time required to get a proof of concept rootkit out in the wild, making it difficult to get workable signatures for malware scanners.Built-in sophistication allowing rootkits to morph their … [Read more...] about Rootkits: Is removing them even possible?
Tech hiring trends vary year by year. The topIT hiring trends for 2014 include the driving need for IT security, the boom of big data, and more people embracing the cloud. TechRepublic talked to several IT executivesand tech recruiters in a roundtable to find out what they predict in techhiring this year.Roundtable participants: Rona Borre, CEO andfounder, Instant Technology SeanCasey, co-founder and CTO, Shiftgig Phil Foley, senior vice president of communications,NanoTech Entertainment Shan Fowler, director of product andmarketplaces, Benefitfocus Tim Herbert, vicepresident of research, CompTIA ZubinIrani, CEO, cPrime, Inc PeteKazanjy, co-founder, TalentBin BarbaraKeihm, director of HR, Wintellect Jason Langhoff, director of corporatedevelopment, TriNet Frederick Mendler, co-founder and COO,Trueability Denise Messineo, senior vice president of HR, Dimension Data Americas Robert Noble, director of software ofengineering, WhitePages … [Read more...] about Top IT job skills for 2014: Big data, mobile, cloud, security
Nintendo still got a lot of fans, despite trailing the Xbox One and PS4 in the crucial home console market. A sign how bad things are for Nintendo in America is the lack of Nintendo Black Friday deals. There are only a few Wii U and 3DS deals. Retailers are though promoting Xbox One and Sony PS4 deals like there is no tomorrow.Loyal Nintendo fans get now a treat in form of a Nintendo Direct event that announced a rich list of new games for the Wii U and 3DS. The Nintendo announcement did not bring any news about iPhone and Android phone Nintendo game. So far this expansion to non-Nintendo hardware is a disappointment.The Nintendo Direct 11.12 highlights included the reveal that iconic video game character Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII, which will be added as a playable DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.Other highlights included the announcement of an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess … [Read more...] about Nintendo Direct Unveiled New Holiday And Spring 2016 Wii U And 3DS Game Releases