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Microsoft’s corporate culture has a problem with the white stuff – The Guardian

Friday, November 27, 2015

A lot gets written about the problems of corporate culture in Silicon Valley. The workaholism, the sexism, the short-termism. But less gets written about the problems of corporate culture in Microsoft’s home turf of Redmond, Washington. Specifically, the milk. Yes, Microsoft has, according to the anonymous Reddit post of an employee of one of the company’s game studios, a “deeply ingrained” corporate issue: the orphaned milk carton culture. Responding to…

Microsoft rides to Dell’s rescue, wrecks rogue root certificate – The Register

Friday, November 27, 2015

Microsoft has killed Dell’s user-pwning root certificate and its self-reinstalling .dll with its antivirus Defender tool. The certificate is a big blunder because it opens a universal means for attackers on public networks to hose new Dell laptops. That’s because bright minds planted a self-signed root CA certificate and private key on new laptops which allows attackers on public Wi-Fi to steal otherwise encrypted usernames, passwords, and other sensitive data….

Turkey won’t apologize for downing Russian warplane, Erdogan says – CNN

Friday, November 27, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters in Moscow on Thursday that the strike was unexpected. “It did not even come into our mind that we could be struck by a party that we considered to be our ally,” he said. “We considered Turkey to be a friendly country.” MUST WATCH Putin also noted that Russia had informed the United States, Turkey’s ally, of its flight path, and said it was…

Trump called out for appearing to mock reporter with disability, denies it – Fox News

Friday, November 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Willis Glassgow) (The Associated Press) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Willis Glassgow) (The Associated Press) WASHINGTON –  Donald Trump is denying he mocked a reporter…

Pope Francis slams nation’s elite, corruption on his last day in Kenya – CNN

Friday, November 27, 2015

‘We are so blessed’ Kangemi residents welcomed his long-term focus on the downtrodden. “Sometimes challenges in slums almost cause us to despair and some people give up working in slums,” said Sister Mari Killeen, who works in poor areas. “Your (pope’s) visit gives us courage. By coming here, you shine a light on the challenges. Your meeting with us gives us dignity.” When Francis weaved through the slum’s narrow streets…

White House placed on Thanksgiving lockdown after man jumps fence – Fox News

Friday, November 27, 2015

A man who reportedly vowed to celebrate “self-government” on Thanksgiving caused a security lockdown by climbing over the White House fence as the first family celebrated the holiday. The man, identified by police as Joseph Caputo, was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges, the Secret Service said in a statement. The incident took place about 2:45 p.m. EST. Authorities have not elaborated on Caputo’s age,…

France remembers Paris terror victims, as its President beats war drums … – CNN

Friday, November 27, 2015

It’s a fitting place for Hollande to stand after beating the war drums against ISIS all week long. France at war Since the November 13 attacks, France has been at war with the militant group, Hollande has held, and he has vowed to destroy it. On Monday, French war planes flew airstrikes against ISIS from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. And Hollande’s appointment calendar filled up with meetings with…

The best laptop deals for Black Friday 2015 – TechRadar

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday deals for MacBook and laptops in the US are going to act as “the big present” at a not-so-big price for a lot of lucky gift recipients this holiday season. Apple is a bit stingy on offering Black Friday discounts on its laptops, however, other PC manufacturers do a better job, including Dell, Asus and HP. See today’s best Black Friday deals Then there are Black Friday retailers…

The best Black Friday laptop deals 2015 – TechRadar

Friday, November 27, 2015

Laptop deals are going to be hot today, Black Friday. Already we’ve seen laptops priced from as little as £99. We know that laptops were imported by UK retailers in record numbers in October and November, and that can only be one thing – loads of deals from now until Christmas! We will be updating this page regularly throughout Friday in the UK, so do keep coming back as we…

Lumia 950 Review: Microsoft’s Best Ideas Still Don’t Fit In Your Hand – Gizmodo

Friday, November 27, 2015

Microsoft’s Lumia 950 is the first interesting Windows phone to be released in a while, mostly because it’s the first phone designed specifically for Windows 10. It’s a phone created with the ambition of turning around Microsoft’s flailing mobile efforts. At the very least, Microsoft has made a smartphone that’s usable. After forcing myself to use it for the past week, however, I’m not sure why anyone would want to….

Moscow is ready to coordinate with the West over strikes on Syria, Putin says – Washington Post

Friday, November 27, 2015

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin late Thursday said he was ready to coordinate strikes against the Islamic State with the United States and its allies but warned that acts like the Turkish downing of a Russian jet could destroy any chance of collaboration. After talks with French President François Hollande at the Kremlin, Putin said, “We are ready to cooperate with the coalition which is led by the United…

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Friday, November 27, 2015

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Turkey won’t apologize for downing Russian warplane, Erdogan says – CNN

Friday, November 27, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters in Moscow on Thursday that the strike was unexpected. “It did not even come into our mind that we could be struck by a party that we considered to be our ally,” he said. “We considered Turkey to be a friendly country.” Turkey’s military has released audio it says proves its claim; Russia’s Defense Ministry tweeted Thursday that the audio purporting to capture warnings…

Trump denies mocking journalist who has disability, demands an apology – Washington Post

Friday, November 27, 2015

A day after he was widely rebuked for mocking a reporter with a physical disability, business mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump on Thursday denied that he had done so and accused the reporter of “using his disability to grandstand.” Trump also demanded an apology from the New York Times, the reporter’s employer, which earlier in the week issued a statement condemning Trump for ridiculing “the appearance of one…

New York’s Thanksgiving parade draws huge crowd amid tight security – Reuters

Friday, November 27, 2015

NEW YORK Crowds of spectators watched the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, held without incident under tight security almost two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. New York officials expected more than 3 million spectators to have lined the route for the city’s signature parade in its 89th year. They had urged residents and visitors to carry on with holiday plans,…

He said, ‘All right, let’s do this.’ Then he jumped the White House fence. – Washington Post

Friday, November 27, 2015

A man draped in an American flag was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after he jumped the fence of the White House while the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving. Joseph Caputo faces criminal charges after he scaled over the north fence line of the grounds and was immediately apprehended about 2:45 p.m., said Robert Hoback, a spokesman for the Secret Service. Officials did not provide details on Caputo’s age, home…

Newborn Found Abandoned In Church’s Nativity Scene – Huffington Post

Friday, November 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — For a short time Monday afternoon, the Christmas manger at a New York City church might’ve been able to pass for the real thing: A newborn baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was abandoned there. Now, New York City police are searching for whoever left the child. It was around 11:30 a.m. Monday when a custodian at the Holy Child of Jesus Church in the…

Best Black Friday 2015 deals for laptops from around the interent – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, November 27, 2015

  Photo: File Photo The electrical retailer has a page ready and waiting, counting down the days to discount. This will certainly be one to keep tabs on. They also have buying guides to help you pick out what you want ahead of time. But for those who just can’t wait, there are already deals available on Currys’ website. For instance, you can get £200 off an HP 15-ac151sa 15.6″…

Killer Deal: Free Apple SuperDrive and 65% off AppleCare on 13" MacBook Airs … – Apple Insider

Thursday, November 26, 2015

This Black Friday weekend, readers looking for a 2015 13″ MacBook Air can get a free Apple SuperDrive and 65% off AppleCare with exclusive $150 coupons. In almost all cases these are the lowest prices anywhere before the free SuperDrive. Plus free shipping and no tax in 48 states. This offer from AppleInsider and Apple authorized reseller Adorama combines the special bundle pricing links you see below, with the reseller’s…

MacBook Air 2016 Release Date – Gorgeous Features and Improvements – Neurogadget

Thursday, November 26, 2015

According to reports, MacBook Air 2016 will still be released before the end of the year. However, there are rumors which say that Apple might stop producing future MacBook Air devices. We remind you that during the March 2015 event, Apple came with its latest MacBook version, but the MacBook Air was not in the lineup, which means that there is a bit of truth regarding the rumors which…