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The Neo Wordprocessor - Hugh Howey
http://www.hughhowey.com/neo-a-word-processor-for-authors/ //--clip Neo – A Word Processor for Authors Posted on Jul 16, 2017 | Writing I should start by saying that yes, I’ve used the word processor you’re about to mention. I’ve tried them all. From yWriter and Scrivener, to Hank’s
The Enduring Legacy of Zork
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608670/the-enduring-legacy-of-zork/ Quoting from the URL above: In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who'd met at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab's PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that captivated the world. Called Zork,
mobile numbers are easy to steal
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/business/dealbook/phone-hack-bitcoin-virtual-currency.html //--clip Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal. In a growing number of online attacks,
the 'Here is' key
https://dave.cheney.net/2017/08/21/the-here-is-key A relic of the ADM 3A terminal, which Bill Joy used to program vi back in the day, and whose terminal layout has had implications on a lot of modern day unix computing, such as "~" for home, etc. Interesting article! And a reminder of more
Bing is bigger than you think: 1/3 of US searches
Feed: Slashdot Title: Bing is 'Bigger Than You Think', Says Microsoft Author: he...@slashdot.org Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/oKbqIxlSW8c/bing-is-bigger-than -you-think-says-microsoft Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:40:00 -0400 Microsoft said this week that Bing is "bigger
Minus Zero
https://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/univac/minuszero.html Quoting from the URL above: Most computers today use two's complement representation for negative integer numbers. The UNIVACŽ 1100 family, however, used one's complement. In this page we'll look at the differences between the
Discord, encrypted chat, and the alt-right
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/technology/discord-chat-app-alt-right.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-2&action=click&contentCollection=Media&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article //--clip The alt-right, as the loose constellation of far-right
Retiring Obnam
https://listmaster.pepperfish.net/pipermail/obnam-announce-obnam.org/2017-August/000026.html Quoting from the URL above: This is a difficult announcement to write. The summary is that you should switch to another backup program in the coming months. The first commit to Obnam's
Smart locks: not so smart after all
Feed: The Register Title: Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks Author: Iain Thomson Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/11/lockstate_bricks_smart_locks_with_dumb_firmware _upgrade/ Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:06:17 -0400 Automatic
How old are operating systems?
Feed: OSNews Title: How old are operating systems? Author: Thom Holwerda Link: http://osnews.com/story/29948/How_old_are_operating_systems_ Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:09:59 -0400 Today, it hit me that iOS is already ten years old. I consider iOS a relatively new and fresh operating system, but
Error code 418: "I'm a teapot"
Feed: Slashdot Title: 'I'm a Teapot' Error Code Saved From Extinction By Public Outcry Author: he...@slashdot.org Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/YrqrjiL4SCg/im-a-teapot-error-code-saved-f rom-extinction-by-public-outcry Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:44:00 -0400 An
Revelations about supermarket payment security.
Obviously, no protection against replay attacks. Sylvia.
12hr FAQ 12hr
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GNUStep Live CD 2.5
From the «Windowmaker-or-death» department: Title: GNUSTEP live CD 2.5 released Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:56:11 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29939/GNUSTEP_live_CD_2_5_released After almost 8 years (we talked about it, of course), a new version of the GNUSTEP live
Tor is for privacy, not crime
From the «sounds good to me» department: Title: Dark Web Doesn't Exist, Says Tor's Dingledine. and Folks use Network for Privacy, not Crime Author: martyb Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 03:52:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/30/0253252&from=rss Phoenix666[1] writes: A Tor
Easy to expose web surfers' habits, say researchers
From the «well: that's new» department: Title: It Is Easy To Expose Users' Secret Web Habits, Say Researchers Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/oumFN2mayVs/it-is-easy-to-expose-users-secret-web-habits-say-resea
Steve Bannon: "regulate them like utilities"
From the «says man sucking his own cock» department: Title: Steve Bannon wants Facebook, Google 'regulated like utilities' Author: Andrew Orlowski Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:04:56 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/31/bannon_vs_google_and_facebook/ How
Hackers break into voting machines in 90 minutes
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/344488-hackers-break-into-voting-machines-in-minutes-at-hacking-competition Quoting from the URL above: Hackers at at a conference in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S. voting machines in just 90 minutes on Friday,
Systemd wins top gong for 'lamest vendor' in Pwnie security awards
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/28/black_hat_pwnie_awards/ Quoting from the URL above: Black Hat The annual Pwnie Awards for serious security screw-ups saw hardly anyone collecting their prize at this year's ceremony in Las Vegas. That's not surprising: government officials
Printing Services Malaysia linked to ISIS Terror
Unnamed sources have reported the Printing Services Malaysia is providing funding to regional ISIS-backed terrorist groups.
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Windows 10 is making too many PCs obsolete
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3209977/microsoft-windows/windows-10-is-making-too-many-pcs-obsolete.html Quoting from the URL above: Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 update earlier this year. The name, Creators Update, makes it sound bigger than it is; it's really a
Firefox slipping toward statistical irrelevance
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/25/new_war_for_mozilla/ /--clip Just in case you didn't believe Firefox was on a trajectory that should have it crash and burn into extinction in the next couple of years, former chief technology officer Andreas Gal has usage stats that confirm it. To use
push notifications: increasingly useless and annoying
From the «I need a phone that stays bolted to the kitchen wall» department: Title: Push Notifications From Popular Apps Are Becoming Increasingly Useless And Annoying Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:40:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/df44t6vZ
[CM] SharkLinux OS
From the «out of the water» department: Title: SharkLinux OS Is Destined for Success Author: in...@quinstreet.com Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0400 Link: http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/sharklinux-os-is-destined-for-success.html LinuxInsider: SharkLinux OS is one of those very
Slackware Turns 24 Years Old
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Slackware-24-Birthday Quoting from the URL above: Slackware, the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained, has turned 24 years old. Today [July 17] marks 24 years since the original release of Slackware, which continues
John McAfee plans to take down Google
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/18/john_mcafee_sentinel_google_destruction_plan/ Having tilted at the US presidency without success, John McAfee has picked his last^H^H^H^^H next big windmill: Google. Speaking to totally independent Russian media outlet RT, the putative founder of
Google glass, enterprise edition
From the «gonna miss getting my ass kicked in bars, though» department: Title: Google Glass is Officially Back With a Clearer Vision Author: martyb Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:17:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/19/0144257&from=rss Fnord666[1] writes: If you thought
[CM] Thank you Adobe (Macromedia) for Flash
From the «fun while it lasted» department: Title: Thank You Adobe (Macromedia) for Flash Author: Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:37:22 -0400 Link: https://trzeci.eu/thank-you-adobe-marcomedia-for-flash/ Comments[1] Links: [1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14800953 (link)
Bitcoin trouble
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-10/bitcoin-risks-splintering-as-civil-war-enters-critical-month //--clip The notoriously volatile cryptocurrency, whose 150 percent surge this year has captivated everyone from Wall Street bankers to Chinese grandmothers, could be headed for one
Radiohead put a ZX Spectrum program on their OK Computer re-release
If it doesn't say "Thom sits down and starts singing about gold", they wasted their chance. Cheers, Ian -- Check out Proto the album:
Mageia 6 has been released!
From the «Lovely distro, old friend» department: Title: Distribution Release: Mageia 6 Author: dis...@distrowatch.com Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:13:07 -0400 Link: http://distrowatch.com/9898 Following several delays during the development cycle, the Mageia project has announced the release of
read the small print or you may wind up scrubbing toilets in Manchester
From the «unless you're into that sort of thing» department: Title: Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn't read the small print Author: Alex Hern Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:07:39 -0400 Link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/14/wifi-terms-and-conditions-thousands-si
[CM] Alan Turing institute to get a new Cray
From the «all you UI/UX designers: go suck an egg» department: Title: Cray to Provide Urika-GX System to Alan Turing Institute Author: Chelsea Lang Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:20:03 -0400 Link: https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/cray-provide-urika-gx-system-alan-turing-institute/?utm_source=rss
[CM] the PiDP-8/I - a PDP-8 replica on Raspberry Pi
From the «but can I read NetNews on it?» department: Title: PiDP-8/I: a modern replica of the 1968 PDP-8/I Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:12:59 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29915/PiDP-8_I_a_modern_replica_of_the_1968_PDP-8_I Now this is a real treat - over the past few
Nest smoke alarm shows why IoT has been a disaster so far
The Internet of Things - A Disaster - gekk https://gekk.info/articles/iot.html Formatted in plain html - very nice in Lynx. //--clip ... This keeps happening. IoT stuff - and other tech products - keep coming out that throw away everything that came before them, so if they fall short of
Washed up
After all this time I seem to have at last washed up on the comp.misc beach. I spy a few other castaways that I recognise; I wonder, will they recognise me? [waves] Anyway, here I am, for good or ill. Are the natives friendly? -- ^Ï^. Sn!pe My pet
the time is 15*10^8 in Unixland
From the «well, not anymore, actually» department: Title: The Time Is... 1500000000 Author: n1 Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:40:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/14/0129200&from=rss martyb[1] writes: Not one to let trivia pass unnoticed, the timing of this post has a
[CM] The ultimate 64 board
From the «my wallet would like a word with you» department: Title: The Ultimate-64 board Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:48:54 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29919/The_Ultimate-64_board It's time to announce the upcoming new "Ultimate-64" board! In order to sustain the
What we'll lose when we give up on email
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/technology/what-we-lose-when-the-world-moves-on-from-email.html //--clip Yet we should mourn email’s death as much as we celebrate it; every organization’s gain in privacy is bound to result in a loss of public transparency. The Trump emails show exactly
the battle for the Internet: 2017-07-12
https://advocacy.mozilla.org/en-US/net-neutrality-comments/?sample_rate=0.01&snippet_name=6856&test=signup-modal Americans, take note of the below. Then click on the link above to get involved. Reddit also has a link that takes you to a site where you can spam the bejeezus out of Congress.
Toward a reasonably secure laptop
https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2017/07/08/toward-a-reasonably-secure-laptop/ //--clip It’s no secret that hardware selection is one of the biggest hurdles Qubes users face. Finding a computer that is secure, trustworthy, and compatible is more difficult than it should be. In an effort to address
[CM] AMD growing again, thanks to Ryzen processors
From the «that chip needs a management engine» department: Title: AMD reportedly takes 10% market share from Intel Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 06:10:33 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29898/AMD_reportedly_takes_10_market_share_from_Intel AMD has reportedly gained 10.4
24-core CPU and I can't move my mouse
From the «killall -9 Xorg» department: Title: 24-core CPU and I can't move my mouse Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:27:41 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29911/24-core_CPU_and_I_can_t_move_my_mouse This story begins, as they so often do, when I noticed that my machine was
Kube: a new email client for KDE
https://kube.kde.org/features.html https://www.fossmint.com/kde-kube-a-modern-mail-communication-collaboration-client/ //--clip KDE Kube is a modern mail and collaboration client that provides both online and offline access to contacts, calendars, to-dos, notes, emails, and other personal
DRM Is Toxic To Culture
https://meshedinsights.com/2017/07/09/drm-is-toxic-to-culture/ Quoting from the URL above: In pursuit of market control now, deployers of DRM are robbing us of our culture in perpetuity by enclosing the future commons. It's possible that you think that unauthorised use of copyrighted
NotPetya: Tuesday's massive ransomware attack was actually something much worse
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Tuesday?s massive ransomware attack was actually something much worse [Updated] Payload delivered in PetyaWrap attack destroys data, with no hope of recovery. Dan Goodin (US) - 29/6/2017, 14:20 LINK: https://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2017/
NotPetya: Tuesday?s massive ransomware attack was actually something much worse
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Tuesday?s massive ransomware attack was actually something much worse [Updated] Payload delivered in PetyaWrap attack destroys data, with no hope of recovery. Dan Goodin (US) - 29/6/2017, 14:20 LINK: https://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2017/
new Skype sucks
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/05/skype_app_slammed_in_user_reviews/ Microsoft last month declared that it had rebuilt its Skype app "from the ground up." Those who use the app have been busy tearing it down. Reviews of the Android and iOS versions of the app have been mostly terrible,