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DOD offers $1b in contracts for auditors

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"The Defense Department's inspector general is paying nearly $1 billion to 20 auditing and IT firms to assist the department in improving its bleak financial systems picture."

FREE SOFTWARE MAGAZINE

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THE FREE MAGAZINE ON FREE SOFTWARE

"Welcome to the "Free Software Magazine" project. Free Software Magazine is the free magazine for the free software world, available on paper and in electronic format. If you wonder what free software is, you should read this article written by the Free Software Foundation."

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Gas getting pricier, oil demand rises

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"With the petroleum industry pumping just barely enough fuel to keep the world's economic engine humming, a buying frenzy on oil markets is setting the stage for sharply higher gasoline prices as early as next week.

Limp Bizkit lead claims hackers stole his sex video

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"A lawsuit filed on behalf of Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst alleges that the same people who hacked Paris Hilton's cell phone were able pull a homemade sex video off Durst's computer."

Cronkite denounces the war on drugs.

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"Walter Cronkite, 87, former CBS Evening News anchorman, and the man once named the most trusted figure in American public life, has denounced the US drug war."

HP's ex-CEO Fiorina may end up at World Bank

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"Ousted Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina is under consideration to be World Bank president, a Bush administration official said, adding that no decision has been made."

Cannabis 'doubles mental health risk'

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"Smoking cannabis virtually doubles the risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, researchers say. The New Zealand scientists said their study suggested this was probably due to chemical changes in the brain which resulted from smoking the drug."

HP's CEO Search

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"The board is looking for an executive search company to help find a replacement for Carly Fiorina, who resigned Feb. 8 at the request of directors who no longer felt she could execute on the strategy she had laid out for the Palo Alto, Calif., company."

Predictions of Gloom and Doom

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The Washington Post is reporting predictions of bad times ahead, weather- and atmosphere-wise. Quoting Loretta Mickley of Harvard University's Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, "If this model is correct, global warming would cause an increase in difficult days for those affected by ozone pollution, such as people suffering with respiratory illnesses like asthma and those doing physical labor or exercising outdoors," referring to a computer model used by climate scientists to predict weather and climate changes.

June Cleaver meets Fortune 500

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Spurred by the removal Carly Fiorina as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Amy Joyce of the Washington Post discusses the double standard women in business face. Barbara Gault states, "Women face a double standard in that if they are too accommodating and feminine, they are seen as weak. Too aggressive, it brings up negative associations for a lot of people..."

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  • Celebrating KEDA 1.0: Providing an event-driven scale capability for any container workload [Ed: Red Hat works with and for Microsoft, even gives Microsoft all the code]

    Today the community celebrates KEDA 1.0, an open source project aimed at providing event-driven scale capabilities for container workloads. Introduced earlier this year, Red Hat is contributing to KEDA both via the upstream project and by bringing its utility to customers using enterprise Kubernetes and containers with Red Hat OpenShift. We celebrate this milestone with Microsoft and the wider community.

  • We're all on a journey to cloud-native adoption together

    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is hosting its core conference for the fifth year running. It’s official title is KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, but it’s most importantly the home for Kubernetes. Adopters, contributors, and Kubernetes-curious attendees add up to a record-breaking 12,000 people. I attended to cover the show for our community (full disclosure: my ticket was provided as an industry analyst). Here’s what I heard on day 1.

  • Container reality checks and more industry trends

    As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update. [...] The impact: Another container reality check that also drives home why going through the trouble of standards can be worth it in the long run.