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Tuesday Morning (4 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 5-May-2015  02:09:03 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Tesla have unveiled a home battery system to smooth out the peaks and troughs of demand. US electric carmaker Tesla Motors has unveiled batteries that can power homes and businesses as it attempts to expand beyond its vehicle business. Chief executive Elon Musk announced the firm would build batteries that store solar energy and serve as a back-up system for consumers during blackouts. The device would allow consumers to get off a power grid or bring energy to remote areas that are not on a grid. Basically a big UPS. I can't decide if this is a big thing or not. Announcement video here, discussion towards the end of this thread.

Music sharing service Grooveshark has shut down after extended legal dramas with the record companies. On April 30, 2015, it was announced that as part of a settlement of the copyright infringement lawsuits between the service and Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group, Grooveshark would be shut down effective immediately, and that the ownership of the Grooveshark service, website, and all of its associated intellectual property had been transferred to the labels.

Ben Grubb has won his battle to get Telstra to hand over his metadata... maybe, depending on appeals. Telstra has breached [National Privacy Principle] 6.1 by failing to provide the complainant with access to his personal information in breach of [National Privacy Principle] 6.1 of the Privacy Act," Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim states in his 37-page decision, handed to both Telstra and myself on Friday and made public on Monday. Mr Pilgrim goes on to state in his ruling that Telstra must within 30 business days provide me with access to my metadata, including Internet Protocol (IP) address information, Uniform Resource Locator (URL) information, and cell tower location information beyond what is on my bills.

Mpot pointed out this somewhat ghetto way to upgrade a Surface to 1TB SSD. By taking some teardown pictures of the Surface Pro 3, printing them out to scale, and aligning them to the device he had in his hand, [Jorge] had a very, very good idea of where to make the incision. A Dremel with a carbide bit was brought out to cut into the metal, and after a few nerve-wracking minutes the SSD was exposed.



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