By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's niws-discovers-facebook department
An anonymous reader writes "Last week, during its fourth-quarter earnings report, Facebook revealed it had 1.23 billion monthly active users, 757 million daily active users, 945 million monthly active mobile users, and 556 million daily active mobile users. In its 10-K filing published on the weekend, the company estimated that in 2013, between 5.5 percent and 11.2 percent of these users were fake."
Another anonymous reader sent in a link to a recent interview where Mark Zuckerberg appears more pragmatic in his opinions about forcing real identities online
: "Former Facebook employees say identity and anonymity have always been topics of heated debate in the company. Now Zuckerberg seems eager to relax his old orthodoxies. 'I don’t know if the balance has swung too far, but I definitely think we’re at the point where we don’t need to keep on only doing real identity things,' he says. 'If you’re always under the pressure of real identity, I think that is somewhat of a burden.'"Read Replies (0)
By Roblimo from Slashdot's extending-emergency-broadcasts-to-people-who-can't-hear-them department
When we think about NPR (National Public Radio) most of us think of A Prairie Home Companion
or another favorite radio show. But NPR also has a research component, NPR Labs
, that they say "is the nation's only not-for-profit broadcast technology research and development center." The video (below) is an interview with NPR person Maryfran Tyler about their pilot program
designed "to demonstrate the delivery of emergency alerts to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the Gulf Coast states through local public radio stations and the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS®)." NPR also says, "This is the first effort to deliver real-time accessibility-targeted emergency messages, such as weather alerts, via radio broadcast texts."Read Replies (0)
By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
benrothke writes "At first glance, The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the Worlds Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments appears like a standard coffee table book with some great visuals and photos of various data centers throughout the world. Once you get a few pages into the book, you see it is indeed not a light-read coffee table book, rather a insightful book where some of the brightest minds in the industry share their insights on data center design and construction."
Read below for the rest of Ben's review. The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the Worlds Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments
author Douglas Alger
publisher Prentice Hall
reviewer Ben Rothke
summary Some of the smartest guys in the data center share their build and design adviceRead Replies (0)