Jumat, 09 Maret 2012

Mobil Terbakar di Jalan Sudirman, 1 Tewas & 1 Luka Bakar

Mobil jenis Nissan Juke yang terbakar di depan Mid Plaza, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Jakarta Pusat, berhasil dipadamkan. Dua orang menjadi korban dalam insiden naas tersebut.

Petugas jaga TMC Polda Metro Jaya ketika dihubungi detikcom, Sabtu (10/3/2012) pukul 04.20 WIB, mengatakan api yang menghanguskan mobil tersebut berhasil dipadamkan sekitar pukul 04.00 WIB. 

"Sudah padam. Ada dua korbannya. Yang laki-laki luka bakar cukup parah, sedangkan yang perempuan tewas terbakar," ujar petugas tersebut.

Dia menjelaskan, korban luka bakar berhasil dievakuasi dan dilarikan ke Rumah Sakit Jakarta. Sementara korban yang tewas masih di dalam mobil. "Masih sedang ditangani petugas," tuturnya. 

Diketahui, mobil bernopol B 60 GOH itu terbakar pukul 03.00 WIB. Sebelumnya, mobil tersebut melaju dengan kencang menuju arah Bunderan HI sebelum akhirnya menabrak tiang listrik dan terbakar di depan Mid Plaza.

Payrolls up solidly, jobless rate at 8.3 percent

 Employment grew solidly for a third straight month in February, a sign the economic recovery was broadening and in less need of further monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
Employers added 227,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, while the unemployment rateheld at a three-year low of 8.3 percent.
It marked the first time since early 2011 that payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for three months in a row - bolsteringPresident Barack Obama's chances for re-election.
The economy created 61,000 more jobs in December and January than previously thought, and the jobless rate held steady even as more people returned to the labor force.
Although the job market is gaining some muscle, the pace of improvement remains too slow to do much to absorb the 23.5 million Americans who are either out of work or underemployed.
Fed Chairman Bernanke last week described the labor market as "far from normal" and said continued improvement would require stronger demand for U.S. goods and services.
Still, he suggested the outlook would have to deteriorate for the U.S. central bank to launch another round of bond buying to drive interest rates lower. Officials said in January they expected growth this year to be no higher than 2.7 percent.
The jobs report, which sets the tone for financial markets worldwide, added to the list of data highlighting the U.S. economy's underlying strength.
It also provided a hopeful sign for the global recovery at a time that growth is slowing in China and the euro zone appears to be sliding into recession. The jobless rate in the 17-nation euro zone area rose to 10.7 percent in January, the highest since the euro started circulating in 2000.
In contrast, the U.S. unemployment rate has dropped 0.8 percentage point since August, providing some relief to Obama, who faces an election battle in which the economy has been center stage.
Economists predict the jobless rate could fall below 8 percent by November, even if the recent firming in the jobs market lures Americans who have given up the search for work back into the labor force.
The labor force participation rate - the percentage of working-age Americans either with a job or looking for one - rose to 63.9 percent from 63.7 percent in January.
The separate survey of households that is used to measure the jobless rate showed even brisker hiring in February.
While some parts of the jobs market have benefited from unseasonably warm winter weather, economists say a genuine improvement is under way, even though they expect a slight pull back in March.
Private companies again accounted for all the job gains in February, adding 233,000 positions. Government employment fell a modest 6,000, declining for a sixth straight month.
Manufacturing, which in January recorded the largest gain in a year, dominated job creation in February, hiring 31,000 new workers. The sturdy job gains reflect stepped up auto production.
Most auto companies are taking on new workers and adding shifts and overtime to meet pent-up demand after production was disrupted early last year following the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.
Average hourly earnings increased three cents in February. Average hourly wages have increased 1.9 percent in the 12 months through February.
The overall workweek held steady at 34.5 hours - holding at the highest level since August 2008.
Earnings are being closely watched for signs of wage inflation after unit labor costs grew much more strongly than initially thought in the third and fourth quarters of 2011.
Outside manufacturing, construction payrolls fell 13,000, the first decline in four months.
Although hiring has quickened, the economy faces persistent long-term unemployment. In February, about 43 percent of the 12.8 million unemployed Americans had been out of work for more than six months.

APNewsBreak: Full Titanic site mapped for 1st time

Researchers have pieced together what's believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile (5-by-8-kilometer) Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend.
Marks on the muddy ocean bottom suggest, for instance, that the stern rotated like a helicopter blade as the ship sank, rather than plunging straight down, researchers told The Associated Press this week.
An expedition team used sonar imaging and more than 100,000 photos taken from underwater robots to create the map, which shows where hundreds of objects and pieces of the presumed-unsinkable vessel landed after striking an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people.
Explorers of the Titanic — which sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City — have known for more than 25 years where the bow and stern landed after the vessel struck an iceberg. But previous maps of the floor around the wreckage were incomplete, said Parks Stephenson, a Titanic historian who consulted on the 2010 expedition. Studying the site with old maps was like trying to navigate a dark room with a weak flashlight.
"With the sonar map, it's like suddenly the entire room lit up and you can go from room to room with a magnifying glass and document it," he said. "Nothing like this has ever been done for the Titanic site."
The mapping took place in the summer of 2010 during an expedition to the Titanic led by RMS Titanic Inc., the legal custodian of the wreck, along with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and the Waitt Institute of La Jolla, California.
They were joined by other groups, as well as the cable History channel. Details on the new findings at the bottom of the ocean are not being revealed yet, but the network will air them in a two-hour documentary on April 15, exactly 100 years after the Titanic sank.
The expedition team ran two independently self-controlled robots known as autonomous underwater vehicles along the ocean bottom day and night. The torpedo-shaped AUVs surveyed the site with side-scan sonar, moving at a little more than 3 miles per hour (4.8 kph) as they traversed back and forth in a grid along the bottom, said Paul-Henry Nargeolet, the expedition's co-leader with RMS Titanic Inc. Dave Gallo from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was the other co-leader.
The AUVs also took high-resolution photos — 130,000 of them in all — of a smaller 2-by-3-mile (3-by-5-kilometer)area where most of the debris was concentrated. The photos were stitched together on a computer to provide a detailed photo mosaic of the debris.
The result is a map that looks something like the moon's surface showing debris scattered across the ocean floor well beyond the large bow and stern sections that rest about half a mile apart.
The map provides a forensic tool with which scientists can examine the wreck site much the way an airplane wreck would be investigated on land, Nargeolet said.
For instance, the evidence that the stern rotated is based on the marks on the ocean floor to its west and the fact that virtually all the debris is found to the east.
"When you look at the sonar map, you can see exactly what happened," said Nargeolet, who has been on six Titanic expeditions, the first in 1987.
The first mapping of the Titanic wreck site began after it was discovered in 1985, using photos taken with cameras aboard a remotely controlled vehicle that didn't venture far from the bow and stern.
The mapping over the years has improved as explorers have built upon previous efforts in piecemeal fashion, said Charlie Pellegrino, a Titanic explorer who was not involved in the 2010 expedition. But this is the first time a map of the entire debris field has looked at every square inch in an orderly approach, he said.
"This is quite a significant map," he said. "It's quite a significant advance in the technology and the way it's done."
At Lone Wolf Documentary Group in South Portland, producers are putting the final touches on the History documentary. Rushmore DeNooyer, the co-producer and writer of the show, points out the different items on the map, displayed on a screen.
They include a huge tangle of the remains of a deckhouse; a large chunk of the side of the ship measuring more than 60 feet long and weighing more than 40 tons; pieces of the ship's bottom; and a hatch cover that blew off of the bow section as it crashed to the bottom. Other items include five of the ship's huge boilers, a revolving door and even a lightning rod from a mast.
By examining the debris, investigators can now answer questions like how the ship broke apart, how it went down and whether there was a fatal flaw in the design, he said.
The layout of the wreck site and where the pieces landed provide new clues on exactly what happened. Computer simulations will re-enact the sinking in reverse, bringing the wreckage debris back to the surface and reassembled.
Some of those questions will be answered on the show, said Dirk Hoogstra, a senior vice president at History. He declined to say ahead of the show what new theories are being put forth on the sinking.
"We've got this vision of the entire wreck that no one has ever seen before," he said. "Because we have, we're going to be able to reconstruct exactly how the wreck happened. It's groundbreaking, jaw-dropping stuff."

Hacker Perancis Bobol Keamanan Chrome

Suatu kelompok peretas (hacker) asal Perancis memperlihatkan kebolehannya membobol sistem keamanan browser milik Google, Chrome. Ini merupakan pertama kali bobolnya keamanan Chrome, yang ditunjukkan secara terbuka kepada publik.

Dalam sebuah kompetisi Pwn2own di Kanada, kelompok peretas ini menunjukkan kebolehannya menembus sistem keamanan Google di browser Chrome. Kemudian, para peretas ini mengambil alih sebuah PC Windows dalam waktu kurang dari lima menit.

Hasil ini berbeda dari kompetisi Pwn2own tahun lalu. Saat itu, Chrome tetap tak tertembus hingga kompetisi berakhir.

Kali ini, yang mampu mengendalkan broswser ini adalah Vupen, sebuah perusahaan kemanan asal Perancis. Vupen merupakan perusahaan penuh kontroversi, sebab kerap menjual kelemahan suatu software yang mereka temukan, untuk dijual ke agen mata-mata suatu pemerintah.

"Kami ingin menunjukkan bahwa Chrome bukan tidak dapat dipecahkan," kata Chaoki Bekrar, kepala penelitian perusahaan tersebut kepada ZDNet. 

"Tahun lalu, kami melihat banyak headline yang mengatakan tak satu pun yang dapat mengendalikan Chrome. Kami ingin memastikan kelemahan Chrome pada tahun ini," ucapnya.

Vupen menggunakan dua kerentanan yang tidak diketahui sebelumnya untuk menjebol keamanan Chrome, yang terlihat lebih kuat dari Firefox dan Internet Explorer. Ini karena kedua browser itu menggunakan "sandboxing".
Sedangkan, Chrome, browser terpopuler kedua di dunia saat ini, secara efektif mampu menjalankan isolasi ke seluruh sistem operasi. Bahkan jika software ini diretas, pihak peretas tidak dapat mengendalikan penuh sebuah komputer.

Perusahaan teknologi besar termasuk Google, Microsoft dan Facebook tidak memusuhi para peretas. Mereka kini malah bekerja sama dengan para hacker dan menawarkan imbalan untuk penemuan tersebut, terutama jika ada celah di sistem keamanan mereka.

Bekrar mengatakan timnya bekerja enam pekan sebelum kompetisi ini untuk mencari kerentanan Chrome. Mereka juga menemukan cara untuk meng-hack Firefox dan Internet Explorer, namun mereka ingin menunjukkan bahwa Chrome bukan tidak dapat di-hack.

"Ini bukan tes mudah untuk menciptakan eksploitasi untuk menghentikan semua proteksi dalam sandbox," katanya. "Saya dapat mengatakan bahwa Chrome merupakan salah satu browser yang teraman," ujarnya.

Vupen mengatakan akan merinci detail bagaimana pihaknya menghentikan teknologi privasi sandbox Google untuk para penggunanya.

Secara terpisah, Sergey Glazunov, mahasiswa Rusia juga meretas Chrome dan mengklaim mendapat hadiah US$60.000. "Itu adalah eksploitasi mengesankan," kata Justin Schuh, dari tim Google  Chrome. "Untuk itu diperlukan pemahaman yang mendalam mengenai bagaimana Chrome bekerja. Ini sangat sulit dan itu sebabnya kami membayar US$60.000," ujarnya.

Google kini sedang memperbarui keamanan Chrome untuk menambal kerentanannya. |