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Can't handshake with my node

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I have a 0.11 nodes, all was fine until now, no restart is doing anything. My client sends a Version Handshake but the ACK never comes. In RPC getpeerinfo take 1 or 2 minutes to process even if there is only one connected node. I was 0.10 before and noticed the problem, so I updated to 0.11 (...)

Scientists Control a Fly's Heartbeat With a Laser

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the_newsbeagle writes: Researchers have demonstrated a laser-based pacemaker in fruit flies, and say that a human version is "not impossible." The invention makes use of optogenetics, a technique in which the DNA that codes for a light-sensitive protein is inserted into certain cells, enabling those cells to be activated by pulses of light. Researchers often use this method to study neurons in the brain, but in this case the researchers altered flies' heart cells. Then they activated those cardiac cells using pulses of light, causing them to contract in time with the pulses (abstract). Voila, they had an optical pacemaker that worked on living adult fruit flies. Don't worry, no one can control your heartbeat with a laser just yet. That would require inserting foreign DNA into your heart cells, and also finding a way to shine light through the impediment of your flesh and bones. But lead researcher Chao Zhou of Lehigh University is working on it.

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Oneplus One with Ubuntu Touch Just Got Cellular Support

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We recently covered the fact that Ubuntu Touch is being ported for the famous and elusive Oneplus 2 phone, even before the port for the Oneplus One was finished. The developer promised back then that he's working on both ports, and he just delivered.

EFF: the Final Leaked TPP Text Is All That We Feared

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An anonymous reader writes: Wikileaks has released the finalized Intellectual Property text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which international negotiators agreed upon a few days ago. Unfortunately, it contains many of the consumer-hostile provisions that so many organizations spoke out against beforehand. This includes the extension of the copyright term to life plus 70 years, and a ban on the circumvention of DRM. The EFF says, "If you dig deeper, you'll notice that all of the provisions that recognize the rights of the public are non-binding, whereas almost everything that benefits rightsholders is binding. That paragraph on the public domain, for example, used to be much stronger in the first leaked draft, with specific obligations to identify, preserve and promote access to public domain material. All of that has now been lost in favor of a feeble, feel-good platitude that imposes no concrete obligations on the TPP parties whatsoever." The EFF walks us through all the other awful provisions as well — it's quite a lengthy analysis.

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