Welcome back to Wednesday Weekly Links, where we scour the Internet and other sources for news items that are often overlooked. This week, we focus on innovation in computer software and a change at a major software company as well as pro wrestling, a government agency, and a really strange 911 call.
- Microsoft Drops Reward and Curve System (MaximumPC): Microsoft is scrapping the curve system, because it caused a bit of tension between employees. Emphasis is going to be placed on team work and employee growth and development.
- Fedora 20 Goes Beta (ZDNet): Nicknamed “Heisenbug,” the beta release of version 20 of Red Hat’s community oriented operating system brings enhancements to virtualization and clouds, updated development software, GNOME 3.10, and an added emphasis on the ARM architecture. Hat tip to Steven J. Vaughn-Nicols
- More AMD Patches Released (Phoronix): Those who follow hardware-based encryption solutions and use Linux may be jumping for joy at this. AMD has released drivers for a Cryptographic Coprocessor. A variety of encryption standards is supported through said driver including SHA and AES among others. Hat tip to Michael Larabel.
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- US Postal Service Bailed Out…. by Amazon? (Layfield Report): Amazon has made an arrangement with the US Postal Service for their Prime customers in time for the holiday season. In New York City and Los Angeles, Sunday delivery of packages will soon be possible (with plans to expand to other areas). Hat tip to Stephen Kelley.
- 911 Called Over Snoring Partner (The Smoking Gun): A Wisconsin man called 911 due to a woman snoring too loudly in his bed. It turned out that she had sleep apnea, and he was advised that it wasn’t a police matter.
- Buff Bagwell Speaks on Different Issues in Terms of Pro Wrestling (24 Wrestling): Bagwell was interviewed about a variety of topics including his brief run in WWE. He acknowledged that the match between himself and Booker T was a horrible idea and both were booed out of the arena.