Making money from mining cryptocurrencies isn’t just something that people do with their own hardware, malware authors have also been creating malicious software to have other people do the hard work them – and we don’t mean cloud mining. While this represents a new fad in the realm of malware authorship though, it may not be around in this guise for long. “Cryptojacking is outpacing ransomware reports by a factor of 1 to 100, and these numbers will continue to increase …” In our history of malware feature, we looked at how malware tends to come in waves. While the latest and most dangerous in recent memory has been ransomware, it’s been pushed far from the top spot of common attacks in recent months by the advent of cryptominers, which look to force infected systems to mine cryptocurrency directly. While it may have been riding high recently though, like the value of cryptocurrencies themselves, it’s a malware type that already seems to … [Read more...] about Cryptojacking is the new ransomware. Is that a good thing?
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MECHELEN, Belgium, April 11 (Reuters) - A Belgian zoo on Wednesday welcomed its third baby elephant of the past six months, delighting visitors and zookeepers alike.The new arrival, an Asian elephant still without a name, was the first male born at Planckendael zoo this year."We got our third baby, three in a row, three healthy babies. You can't make an elephant zookeeper happier," said Ben Van Dyck who looks after the animals.On his feet within fifteen minutes of his birth and now walking well, the newborn is perfectly healthy, the zoo said.He became the tenth member of the elephant family at a zoo whose breeding program aims to help repopulate the endangered species. 16 PHOTOS Inside the Planckendael Zoo in Belgium See Gallery Inside the Planckendael Zoo in Belgium A newborn Asian elephant is pictured on the first day of a public appearance at the Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen, Belgium April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY A one-week-old baby … [Read more...] about Good things come in threes, baby elephant boom in Belgian zoo
GE is leading the largest digital sales force transformation in the world. And we’re doing it by thinking small. Just like a startup. We are focused every day on thinking, acting and working like a startup. Each morning, we challenge ourselves to wake up with an entrepreneurial spirit and a risk-taking mentality that might seem surprising to some. Why? Well, we’re facing the reality that our customers have changed, and thus, if we want to continue to serve them well, then it’s time for us to change as well.Here are some of the lessons we learned during the early phases of transforming our global sales force of 25,000 sellers across multiple businesses.Lesson 1: Failure is an option......And in some cases, it’s even a mandate. To take on such an ambitious endeavor, the first thing we had to do was make it okay to fail. Not an easy task, considering we’re dealing with a very talented — but very Type-A — group of employees, none of whom like the … [Read more...] about GE is NOT acting its age — and that’s a good thing
posted on 09 Mar 2011, 00:30 9 1. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009) On fragmentation: it is an essential consequence of Android's policy, and actually of a free market overall. After all, with a controlled market you may get quality control and things may be "safer," but innovation is stifled and people are left with lack of choice, and if things get bad enough, those in control try to tell the people what they want. posted on 09 Mar 2011, 11:23 2 19. snowgator (Posts: 3609; Member since: 19 Jan 2011) No way to say it better. Fragmentation isn't bad. Motorola fans tend to stick to motorola, HTC fans tend to stick to those. They understand and enjoy those style phones, or will go somewhere else until they find one they do. As for iPhone fans, they love their style of phone, and stick to that without caring what Droid phones do anyways, just like Moto users couldn't care less how to operate HTC Sense layouts. It is about taste. Android is attempting to … [Read more...] about Comments for : Motorola argues that Android fragmentation is a good thing
It’s hard to fault anyone for thinking that awkwardness is to be avoided. The familiar, sinking feeling of knowing you’ve embarrassed yourself does not rank high on the hierarchy of desirable emotions. Still, says journalist Melissa Dahl, there is something to be gained in embracing awkwardness — and the much-hated feeling can bring us together. Dahl, a senior editor at New York Magazine’s The Cut, is the author of Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, out today from Portfolio Books. She’s spent two years studying awkwardness, which means immersing herself in the psychological research, but also putting herself to the test by talking to strangers on the subway and reading her seventh grade diary in front of a crowd. The Verge spoke to Dahl about how awkwardness is different from embarrassment and anxiety, what the research tells us about whether anyone is paying attention, different types of secondhand embarrassment, and what happens if we stop fearing … [Read more...] about Why we cringe, and why it can be a good thing