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the runaround
frustrated: you go to help out, register on yet another site to post an issue, get told it doesn't apply because they use something from somewhere else, go there, register another acct, clone repository, try to find the bits to change, can't find them, try to find a place to send a comment
[Link Posting] Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6
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Keen for much-hyped quantum computing to finally land? Don't expect it for a decade
Keen for much-hyped quantum computing to finally land? Don't expect it for a decade by Thomas Claburn, 6th Dec. 2018 - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/06/quantum_computing_slow/ "The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issued a report this week on the state of
Why choose a IOT smart digital lock?
smart lock.jpg 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
MIT's RePaint uses AI and 3D Printing to Accurately Reproduce Paintings for your Home
MIT's RePaint uses AI and 3D printing to accurately reproduce paintings for your home Nov 29, 2018 | By Thomas - http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181129-mits-repaint-uses-ai-and-3d-printing-to-accurately-reproduce-paintings-for-your-home.html "Which is the most exact way to assure accurate
Solutions Manual | Heat Transfer 10th Ed by J.P. Holman
Solutions Manual | Heat Transfer 10th Ed by J.P. Holman The Instructor Solutions manual is available in PDF format for the following textbooks. The Solutions Manual includes full solutions to all problems and exercises ( ODD & EVEN ), but please DO NOT REQUEST HERE , instead send an email with
[Link Posting] Talk about a cache flow problem: This JavaScript can snoop on other browser tabs to work out what you're visiting
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story of a failed pentest
From the «old defense is the best defense» department: Title: Story of a failed pentest Author: mariedm Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:27:56 -0500 Link: https://threader.app/thread/1063423110513418240 Article URL: https://threader.app/thread/1063423110513418240[1] Comments URL: https://news.ycomb
[Link Posting] Character by character TTY input in Unix, then and now
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what's the point of mini-PCs?
From the «treating them the way we did netbooks» department: Title: What is the point of mini PCs? Author: Jack Schofield Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:00:14 -0500 Link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2018/nov/08/what-is-the-point-mini-pcs Podcast Download URL: https://i.guim.co.u
how many computers are in your computer?
Interesting! https://www.gwern.net/Turing-complete#how-many-computers-are-in-your-computer and some interesting Hacker News commentary here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18413757 It goes far beyond just the CPU, for a variety of reasons: transistors and processor cores are so cheap
average user checks email 5.6 hours per week
From the «but checks Usenet rather less» department: Title: The Average User Checks Email 5.6 Hours Per Weekday. This Is Not Good. Author: Study Hacks Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:20:17 -0400 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/StudyHacks/~3/Vvt4MOInb6Y/ [image 1] A Stark Survey A couple
the state of AI
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/06/andrew_fentem_on_ai/ Comment For the last few years the media has been awash with hyperbole about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies. It could be said that never, in the field of computer science, have so many ridiculous
Windows Remote Assistance
Tried using this today to help someone. Total failure. Indeed, on researching the matter further it seems that this software has no chance of working in a typical environment where the assister and assistee are behind different masquerading firewalls, which is increasingly going to be the case.
the System76 Thelio
From the «want» department: Title: System76 unveils Thelio, a custom Linux workstation Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 22:46:43 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/30845/System76_unveils_Thelio_a_custom_Linux_workstation System76, the company making and selling Linux laptops, has
[Link Posting] Here's Why [Insert Thing Here] Is Not a Password Killer
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The Usenet Virus: a case history.
Hi all, In case you do not already know the Old Usenet project (real-time Usenet 30 years ago) - http://olduse.net/ Here is an article posted in October 1988 that is worth reading for history ("The Usenet Virus"): http://article.olduse.net/2836@sugar.uu.net P.-S.: comp.unix.wizards and
ftp.uu.net "mirror" sites anymore?
I'm looking for some old, like before this newfangled WWW thing, files that were once stored in /pub/text-processing/ of ftp.uu.net. Once upon a time you could go there or any of scores of mirrors, some of which might have been notably closer network-wise. But UUNET is long gone. Did all of the
IBM has acquired Red Hat
!!! https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-ibm-creating-leading-hybrid-cloud-provider A few minutes ago, we announced that Red Hat has signed an agreement to combine forces with IBM in the largest software company acquisition to date. Red Hat will remain a distinct unit in IBM. Tomorrow
Beautiful Indian Hindu Baby Names with Meanings
You are searching for a Beautiful Hindu Baby Names for your baby, then your search ends here. The names of boys and girls are used by all Hindus of India. Here we have arranged names in alphabetical order so that you can easily find out a beautiful Hindu baby names with your favorite of A to Z.
Tim Cook's blistering attack on the data industrial complex
Great speech. Way to go, Tim! https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/24/apples-tim-cook-makes-blistering-attack-on-the-data-industrial-complex/ //--clip Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of voices warning that data itself is being weaponized against people and societies — arguing that the
RISC OS is open-sourced
From the «but does it blend?» department: Title: RISC OS goes open source with Apache 2.0 license Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:09:02 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/30817/RISC_OS_goes_open_source_with_Apache_2_0_license RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL)[1] are hugely proud to
freemium model and data sharing now beyond the pale
From the «try paying for software, dumbasses» department: Title: Almost 9 in 10 Android Apps Are Able To Share Data With Google, Says Study Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:30:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/IkScgzNtDd8/almost-9-in-10-android-
websites in 2018 (satire experience)
From the «it's perfect» department: Title: Show HN: Websites in 2018 Author: bloomca Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:36:35 -0400 Link: https://2018.bloomca.me/ Article URL: https://2018.bloomca.me/[1] Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18284910[2] Points: 473 # Comments: 144
[Link Posting] That Time Atari Cracked the Nintendo Entertainment System
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[Link Posting] DBus, FreeDesktop, and lots of madness
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In Defense Of Inclusionism [Wikipedia]
In Defense Of Inclusionism by Gwern Branwen, 15 Jan 2009 - 24 Apr 2018 - http://www.gwern.net/In-Defense-Of-Inclusionism "English Wikipedia is in decline. As a long-time editor & former admin, I was deeply dismayed by the process. Here, I discuss UI principles, changes in Wikipedian culture,
Firefox 61 Will Block FTP Subresources
I found this old article while looking into Firefox dropping RSS. Why, short of plain lazyness, would they block FTP resources loading in _unencrypted_ web pages because they're not encrypted? I think the message is clear, they're simply building up to dropping FTP altogether (mentioned later
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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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