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the difference between blockchain and DLT
From the «one has name recognition» department: Title: Here’s the difference between blockchain and distributed ledger technology Author: Matthew Beedham Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:14:27 -0400 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNextWeb/~3/rVBToTd8fPI/ Podcast Download URL: https://cdn0.tn
Firefox removes core support for RSS/Atom feeds
From the «wish we'd frozen the internet in 2008» department: Title: Firefox removes core product support for RSS/Atom feeds Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:37:02 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/30792/Firefox_removes_core_product_support_for_RSS_Atom_feeds After considerin
OpenBSD 6.4
From the «sweet» department: Title: OpenBSD 6.4 Author: Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:31:05 -0400 Link: https://lwn.net/Articles/768860/rss OpenBSD 6.4 has been released[1]. This release features improved hardware support, adding a number of new drivers. Notable security improvements include
Unlocking a cell phone in Finland
: The police is allowed to unlock the cell phone of a crime suspect using their fingerprint without their consent. [...] [...] The parliamentary vice-ombudsman Pasi Pölönen's decision states that taking fingerprints belongs to registerin
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65
New York (CNN Business) Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died, his investment firm Vulcan said Monday. He was 65. "It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our founder Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationi
[Link Posting] EFF To Texas AG: Epson Tricked Its Customers With a Dangerous Fake Update
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[Link Posting] Bomb Jack Dissected
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[ANN] no-https.perl 0.11: redirects-eating plain-HTTP to HTTPS proxy
[Cross-posting to news:comp.os.linux.misc, and news:comp.misc, as the topic was recently discussed there. I kindly request for the discussion of this software to take place at news:comp.infosystems.www.misc; Followup-To: set accordingly.] I'm pleased to announce
Why choose a smart digital lock?
Smart locks are sure to become every homeowner’s favorite. They offer the same level of security as typical mechanical door locks, but provide a range of alternatives to the mechanical key, and a host of other features. Digital locks are changing our lifestyle, leading us to a new digital era of
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[Link Posting] Software disenchantment
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Constitution amended
Finland's parliament voted to amend the country's constitution. Normally, the amendment process requires proceedings that can take years. However, when 5/6 of the MPs are unanimous, they can amend the constitution immediately. That emergency procedure took place today. Prior to the amendment,
Muslim and Urdu, Islamic Baby Names Collection
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50 million plus user breach at Zucc’s place!
What will happen? I deactivated, but did not delete mine. Also remember Zucc took great pains to ramble on in front of the whole country and essentially lie about how Cambridge Analytica and others took advantage of poor old Facebook, I half suspect they were caught selling data or even renting
ESNI: encrypted SNI, a possible feature of TLS1.3
I know I recently read some people grumbling about TLS 1.3, I think it was in this group. If you're in the camp that thinks https is overused already, you might not be interested in reading further. Prior to today, what I knew about TLS 1.3 was it was going to simplify the protocol a bit, to
[Link Posting] Meet the Community Keeping Obsolete Supercomputers Alive
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Azure Sphere
When I first heard of MS providing a secure environment for IoT I thought "meh", but I watched this talk a few weeks ago, and it does seem like the sort of approach that *someone* needs to provide to steer devices away from being the IoS, so I'd have a look at it ...
Text-based web browsers for Linux
Given how often terminal web browsers seem to pop up in discussions here, I thought this might be of some interest as it is quite well done and complete. Text-based web browsers for Linux http://www.kompx.com/en/text-based-web-browsers-for-linux.htm "When general public Linux distributions
[Link Posting] Why I'm done with Chrome
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good mouse?
i'm having bad luck with getting mice that last long, anyone have any recommendations? wireless, either AAA, AA battery are good, i use rechargeables. songbird
[Link Posting] Coding Error Sends 2019 Subaru Ascents to the Car Crusher
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A video I came across
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg I suspect many here will identify with this.
Changing terminology - who is responsible?
We used, in the dim and distant past, have things called "coding sheets". Fortunately, no one has had to use the infernal things* for a long time. For many years, now, the activity of making computers do what was required of them has been called programming, or, more recently, software
[Defective by Design] W3C sells out the Web with EME - 1 year later
Speaking of the Web, and W3C standards. http://defectivebydesign.org/blog/w3c_sells_out_web_eme_1_year_later > Digital Restrictions Management exists all over the world in all > sorts of technologies. In addition to media files, like music and > film, we can find DRM on the Web and
Microsoft Front Page 1998
From the «at least it ran in 64 MB of RAM» department: Title: FrontPage 98: elegant and exquisite Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:13:08 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/30722/FrontPage_98_elegant_and_exquisite How about a throwback to 1997[1]? I've used and tinkered with
no-https: a plain-HTTP to HTTPS proxy
[Cross-posting to news:comp.misc as the issue of plain-HTTP unavailability was recently discussed there.] It took me about a day to write a crude but apparently (more or less) working HTTP to HTTPS proxy. (That I hope to beat into shape and release via news:alt.
[Link Posting] Yes, You Can Name A Website "Fucknazis.us"
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[Link Posting] The MOnSter 6502
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[Link Posting] Conservative web development
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[Link Posting] The History of a Security Hole
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[Link Posting] Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape
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[Link Posting] An illustration of why it's hard to port outside code into the Linux kernel
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[Link Posting] History of Gopher
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Wall mount bracket / holder / stand for Echo dot 2 generation
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[Link Posting] Phone Numbers Were Never Meant as ID. Now We're All At Risk
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World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics
A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the
microkernel vs monolithic
From the «thought we'd resolved this!» department: Title: The jury is in: monolithic OS design is flawed Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:50:19 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/30657/The_jury_is_in_monolithic_OS_design_is_flawed The security benefits of keeping a system's
rethinking Twitter
From the «40 character bullshit» department: Title: Twitter Is 'Rethinking' Its Service, and Suspending 1M Accounts Each Day Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:34:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/sL1iihUzNAQ/twitter-is-rethinking-its-service-and-
[CM] come get this RFID chip embedded in your hand for work
From the «hell fucking no» department: Title: This Company Embeds Microchips in Its Employees, and They Love It Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:40:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/54-TYQYbHYk/this-company-embeds-microchips-in-its-employees-and-
[Link Posting] Faxploit: Sending Fax Back to the Dark Ages
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Researchers release DEDA to anonymize laser printer tracking dots
It's a shame that there are no open-source laser printer firmware projects (that I can find). Researchers release DEDA to anonymize laser printer tracking dots by Martin Brinkmann on July 03, 2018 - https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/03/researchers-release-deda-to-anonymize-laser-printer-tracki
Why the forgotten Soviet internet was doomed from the start
Why the forgotten Soviet internet was doomed from the start By Chris Baraniuk, 26 October 2016 - http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161026-why-the-forgotten-soviet-internet-was-doomed-from-the-start "For 12 year-old Oleg Guimaoutdinov, learning to programme a computer in Soviet Russia
Microsoft Surface Go
From the «waiting for MS Stop» department: Title: The Surface Go Reviews Are In, and… They're a Bit All Over the Place Author: Fnord666 Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 03:18:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/08/06/2020224&from=rss MrPlow[1] writes: Submitted via IRC for
Bitcoins Hashrate Rises to 52 Quintillion, Is this Sustainable?
Mathematicians may soon run out of words to describe the number of hashes processed by the bitcoin network every single second. A trillion has been passed long ago. A quadrillion too. Now we have 52 quintillion. That being a million trillion. Afterwords, we just start counting in Latin, adding
Microfilm!
From the «the equipment to read it, however» department: Title: Microfilm Lasts Half a Millennium Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2018 13:00:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/OZ0_pIRnUOQ/microfilm-lasts-half-a-millennium Millions of publications --
A new reality for beauty standards: How selfies and filters affect body image
With the spread of photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Facetune, the level of physical 'perfection' previously seen only on celebrity or beauty magazines is now all over social media. As these images become the norm, people's perceptions of beauty worldwide are
Artificial Intelligence Device Identifies Objects at the Speed of Light
3D printed artificial intelligence device identifies objects at the speed of light Aug 3, 2018 | By Thomas - http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180803-3d-printed-artificial-intelligence-device-identifies-objects-at-speed-of-light.html "Using a 3D printer, a team of UCLA electrical and computer
[Link Posting] Learning From Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces
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on recommending me a printer
Would you be so kind to recommend me a new printer? I know nothing about them, but I seem to know precisely what I want. I appreciate your input on this. Thank you! (*) Must Must be laser black and white. Must print on both sides of the page. The tray to hold paper should be a
If someone cracked the factorisation problem...
..there would be period during which the internet would be very insecure. Let's suppose the person had a conscience, and didn't just reveal the method to the world, but offered to publish factorisations of the public moduli of certain certificates on public interest grounds. Which certificates
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