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$1.6 million grant awarded to develop open-source software toolkit

Nearly all consumer electronics found in homes and offices — from computers to smartphones — include some type of open-source software (OSS), a fundamental part of a computer program that anyone has access to modify it. OSS has gained in popularity in recent years because of the cost-savings it provides companies across the tech industry, said Sean Goggins, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri (MU).

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Nearly all consumer electronics found in homes and offices — from computers to smartphones — include some type of open-source software (OSS), a fundamental part of a computer program that anyone has access to modify it. OSS has gained in popularity in recent years because of the cost-savings it provides companies across the tech industry, said Sean Goggins, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri (MU).

“Tech companies would rather collaborate on core infrastructure needs through OSS so everyone shares in the cost and contributes to its development,” Goggins said. “This allows the cost of operating a technology company to become substantially diminished because thousands of companies are sharing the cost of developing the core infrastructure that everyone needs. Our world runs on a substantial software ecosystem, and the cost of maintaining that ecosystem is significantly lower because OSS exists.”

Goggins and a team of researchers from MU and University of Nebraska-Omaha recently received a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make the tools and metrics they’ve already developed for OSS — through their work on a Linux Foundation project called CHAOSSmore accessible and understandable to a wider range of people and tech companies. The grant will help them develop better tools, software and methods to measure the long-term viability of OSS and help developers and tech companies alike identify what OSS projects are good to invest in for commercialization.

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“OSS communities play a vital role in the technology industry by creating and maintaining software that powers everything from mobile devices to data centers,” said Goggins, a co-principal investigator on the project. “The failure of critical OSS communities can result in the implementation of crisis management mechanisms for organizations, including sudden, increased investment of organizational time, or abandonment of OSS communities in crisis. Given these risks, organizations are interested in proactively committing resources to support critical communities, ensuring critical open-source software stability.”

The researchers are thankful for the grant and their ongoing partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which is now in its seventh consecutive year of funding.

“This grant is a testament to the importance of open-source software and the need to support its development and sustainability,” Goggins said. “It shows MU is committed to continuing its work in this area, and we look forward to the continued engagement with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and other generous organizations that have supported this work.”

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Matt Germonprez at the University of Nebraska-Omaha is a co-principal investigator on the project.

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Lake of the Ozarks Very Own Anna Glennon joined the star-studded Marc Anthony E1 electric race boat team.

Lake of the Ozarks Very Own Anna Glennon joined the star-studded Marc Anthony E1 electric race boat team.

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Latin music icon Marc Anthony has joined the star-studded lineup of team owners for the E1 electric race boat championship. The E1 is the first electric raceboat championship sanctioned by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world governing body of powerboating, and promotes a racing series powered solely by electric, and based on clean technologies to protect our waters and coastal areas.

Lake of the Ozarks Very Own Anna Glennon joined the star-studded Marc Anthony E1 electric race boat team.

Anna Glennon, a renowned powerboat racer and stand-up watercraft champion, has recently joined the E1 electric race boat championship as one of the drivers for Team Miami, owned by Latin superstar Marc Anthony. Glennon, is known for her impressive skills on the water and her determination to succeed in the world of powerboat racing.

In a recent interview, Glennon expressed her excitement about being a part of the E1 electric race boat championship and the opportunity to represent Team Miami. She said, “It’s an honor to be part of this innovative and forward-thinking race series. The electric boats are not only environmentally friendly, but they also provide a thrilling and unique racing experience. I’m proud to be a part of Team Miami and to represent Marc Anthony and his vision for the future of powerboat racing.”

Glennon’s journey to becoming a professional powerboat racer began at her family’s lake home at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, where she first learned to ride stand-up Jet Skis. She later moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to continue her training and hone her skills in the “Personal Watercraft Capital of the World.” In 2013, she won her first national championship, and since then, she has continued to make waves in the world of powerboat racing.

Lake of the Ozarks Very Own Anna Glennon joined the star-studded Marc Anthony E1 electric race boat team.

As a member of Team Miami, Glennon is joined by fellow powerboat racer Erik Stark, a six-time world champion from Sweden. Together, they form a formidable duo, ready to take on the competition in the inaugural season of the E1 electric race boat championship. The championship is set to debut in 2024 and will feature eight teams from around the world, including Team Brady, owned by NFL legend Tom Brady, and Team Blue Rising, owned by Indian cricket star Virat Kohli.

The E1 electric race boat championship is the first and only all-electric powerboat racing series that features the electric-powered hydrofoil raceboat called the RaceBird. The championship is sanctioned by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world governing body of powerboating, and is committed to clean technologies and promoting sustainability in the world of powerboat racing.

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With the support of Victory Team, a Dubai-based powerboat racing powerhouse, Team Miami is poised to make a splash in the inaugural season of the E1 electric race boat championship. As the world watches, Anna Glennon and her team are ready to race and showcase their skills on the water, all while promoting a cleaner, more sustainable future for powerboat racing.

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“Elon Musk Pulls the Plug on Facebook: Zuckerberg’s Blue World Goes Dark” (PARODY STORY)

Elon Musk Pulls the Plug on Facebook: Zuckerberg’s Blue World Goes Dark

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Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire known for his electric cars, space rockets, and questionable tweets, had a new mission: to dress up as the iconic chocolatier and unplug Facebook’s servers.

It all began on a dreary Monday morning when Elon woke up with a sudden realization. “By golly, Facebook has been hoarding all the data and attention for far too long!” he exclaimed. “It’s time for a revolution!” And so, he hatched a plan to take down the social media giant in the most dramatic fashion possible.

Elon called his most trusted advisors and engineers to a secret meeting. The room was filled with excitement as he announced his grand plan. “We’re going to dress up as characters from ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ infiltrate Facebook’s data centers, and unplug their servers one by one!”

The team was stunned, but they knew better than to question Elon’s genius. They quickly set to work, designing costumes and gathering the necessary equipment. Elon, of course, would be the star of the show as Willy Wonka himself.

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On the day of the operation, Elon and his team arrived at Facebook’s headquarters, disguised as a group of eccentric tourists. They managed to sneak past security and make their way to the server room. With a flourish, Elon whipped out his golden ticket and declared, “You’re all fired!”

As the team began to unplug the servers, chaos ensued. Facebook employees scrambled to stop them, but Elon’s team was too quick. They danced and sang their way through the data center, causing a ruckus like no other.

In the midst of the madness, Mark Zuckerberg appeared, wearing a monocle and a top hat. “Elon, what are you doing?” he cried.

Elon turned to him with a mischievous grin and replied, “I’m taking over the world, one social media platform at a time!”

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As the last server was unplugged, the room went dark. Elon and his team made a dramatic exit, leaving Facebook in shambles. The world was stunned by Elon’s audacious move, but they couldn’t help but laugh at the absurdity of it all.

And so, the legend of Elon Musk, the Willy Wonka of the tech world, was born. Facebook eventually recovered, but the memory of that fateful day would live on in the annals of internet history.

The moral of the story? Never underestimate the power of a man with a dream, a golden ticket, and a penchant for dressing up as fictional characters.

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Facebook and Messenger Fall Victim to Massive Hacking Attack Today

Facebook and Messenger Fall Victim to Massive Hacking Attack Today

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social media giant Facebook and its popular messaging platform, Messenger, have been hit by a massive hacking attack today. The breach has left millions of users around the world vulnerable to having their personal information and private conversations exposed.

Facebook and Messenger Fall Victim to Massive Hacking Attack Today

The attack, which appears to have originated from a sophisticated group of hackers, targeted Facebook’s servers and exploited a security flaw in the system. This allowed the hackers to gain access to users’ accounts, private messages, and personal information, including email addresses and phone numbers.

Facebook experienced a major security breach that has left millions of users’ data exposed. The hack was first discovered by a group of white-hat hackers who noticed unusual activity on the platform. They quickly alerted Facebook’s security team, who then took immediate action to contain the breach.

According to the latest reports, the hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in Facebook’s login system, which allowed them to gain access to users’ personal information, including names, email addresses, and phone numbers. The full extent of the breach is still being investigated, but it is believed that the hackers may have also accessed users’ private messages and posts.

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In response to the hack, Facebook has urged all of its users to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication to protect their accounts. The company has also issued a statement apologizing for the breach and promising to take steps to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

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