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Waymo Is Using Grand Theft Auto V To Help Teach Its Self-Driving Cars

An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. Which is why Grand Theft Auto V is in the mix… Last year, scientists from Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany and Intel Labs developed ... Read More »

Systemd-Free Devuan Announces Its First Stable Release Candidate ‘Jessie’ 1.0.0

Long-time reader jaromil writes: Devuan 1.0.0-RC is announced, following its beta 2 release last year. The Debian fork that spawned over systemd controversy is reaching stability and plans long-term support. Devuan deploys an innovative continuous integration setup: with fallback on Debian packages, it overlays its own modifications and then uses the merged source repository to ship images for 11 ARM ... Read More »

X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […] Read More »

Stack Overflow Reveals Which Programming Languages Are Most Used At Night

Stack Overflow data scientist David Robinson recently calculated when people visit the popular programming question-and-answer site, but then also calculated whether those results differed by programming language. Quoting his results: “C# programmers start and stop their day earlier, and tend to use the language less in the evenings. This might be because C# is often used at finance and enterprise ... Read More »

Can Parents Sue If Their Kid Is Born With the ‘Wrong’ DNA?

Long-time reader randomErr quotes Gizmodo: It’s a nightmare scenario straight out of a primetime drama: a child-seeking couple visits a fertility clinic to try their luck with in-vitro fertilization, only to wind up accidentally impregnated by the wrong sperm. In a fascinating legal case out of Singapore, the country’s Supreme Court ruled that this situation doesn’t just constitute medical malpractice. ... Read More »