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[Link Posting] I kind of hate Twitter
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the Blizzard of 1978 and the first BBS
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/18/41_years_of_the_bbs/ While large chunks of the US used this year's Snowmageddon to binge on streaming TV or tweet selfies with snowmen, take a moment to remember the Great Blizzard of 1978, which led to the first Bulletin Board Service (BBS) taking to
[Link Posting] Pwning WPA/WPA2 Networks With Bettercap and the PMKID Client-Less Attack
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[Link Posting] We must revive Gopherspace
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[Link Posting] Most Americans don't realize what companies can predict from their data
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Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.
2019 may finally be the year for 'The Search Engine That Doesn't Track You' In late November, hotel conglomerate Marriott International disclosed that the personal information of some 500 million
ZIP is Broken, Except it's Not, Except it Is
ZIP is Broken, Except it's Not, Except it Is By Jason Scott, 13th Feb. 2019 - http://blog.archive.org/2019/02/13/zip-is-broken-except-its-not-except-it-is/ "With many thousands of software items up at the archive, we're both very useful and also very intimidating, depending on how exactly
work verification software
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/13/work_verification_accountability_bills/ If you want a vision of the future, imagine not a boot stamping on a face, but keystroke logging on govt contractors' PCs US states mull 'work verification' laws, shaped by work verification biz Special report
we need better trackpads
From the «i dont care, do u?» department: Title: A touchpad is not a mouse, or at least not a good one Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 20:12:12 -0500 Link: https://www.osnews.com/story/129400/a-touchpad-is-not-a-mouse-or-at-least-not-a-good-one/ One of the things about having a
dotfile madness
From the «you can't see me» department: Title: Dotfile madness Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:17:23 -0500 Link: https://www.osnews.com/story/129336/dotfile-madness/ We are no longer in control of our home directories. My own home directory contains 25 ordinary files and 144
MS pushes you towards O365, not Office 2019
From the «tough choice: I hate them both» department: Title: Microsoft Really Doesn't Want You To Buy Office 2019 Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:20:00 -0500 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/xlqsNdeO-pQ/microsoft-really-doesnt-want-you-to-buy-office-201
Dr Shantanu Panigrahi - UK's Unsung Hero, Suing 800 Wicked People
Part 1 of 3 https://shantanup.wordpress.com (You are invited to comment there where you will not be moderated or censored) INTRODUCING TO YOU Dr Shantanu Panigrahi, 3 Hoath Lane, Wigmore, Gillingham, ME8 0SL, UK Dates of Birth: Jan 15 but also August 8 1957, if required Emails: shanpa...@ya
Is Big Tech merging with Big Brother? Kinda looks like it
IS BIG TECH MERGING WITH BIG BROTHER? KINDA LOOKS LIKE IT A FRIEND OF mine, who runs a large television production company in the car-mad city of Los Angeles, recently noticed that his intern, an aspiring
[Link Posting] Canada's Bell Tried To Have VPNs Banned During NAFTA Negotiations
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[Link Posting] US Newspapers Now Salivating Over Bringing A Google Snippet Tax Stateside
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DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30 (err... 35)
A bit late on this one, but I found it interesting. More technical detail here: http://www.spetsialist-mx.ru/Galaksija/index.html And of course: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaksija_(computer) DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30 Danica Radisic, 23 December
[Link Posting] Apple leaves Facebook offices in disarray after revoking app permissions
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A DEATH MARCH for Timothy C. May: TO VALHALLA!
Timothy C. May was a great man with a great vision! The anonymity crowd owes him a tremendous debt of gratitude. http://www.facebook.com/lucky.green.73/posts/10155498914786706 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/obituaries/timothy-c-may-dead.html https://dailystormer.name/stormer-volume-70-a-d
Attorney general pick Barr hints he would look at antitrust in tech
William Barr told U.S. senators in his confirmation hearing for attorney general on Tuesday that regulators need to take a deeper look at the "huge behemoths" in tech. "The purpose of
Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently
How many ad blocks could an ad slinger block if an ad slinger could block blocks? Google engineers have proposed changes to the open-source Chromium browser that will break content-blocking extensions,
A Faster, More Efficient Cryptocurrency
A faster, more efficient cryptocurrency Rob Matheson | MIT News Office, January 23, 2019 - http://news.mit.edu/2019/vault-faster-more-efficient-cryptocurrency-0124 "MIT researchers have developed a new cryptocurrency that drastically reduces the data users need to join the network and verify
[Link Posting] It's Now Clear None of the Supposed Benefits of Killing Net Neutrality Are Real
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[Link Posting] Your TV Is Now a Computer, but Not in a Good Way
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Surveillance capitalism: the goal is to automate us
Nice article and interview with prof. Zuboff on surveillance capitalism: An interesting read even for those who are already clued in about the matter. A couple of extracts:
[Link Posting] There's a simple reason your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data
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wipe and reinstall
It's not as easy to wipe a Linux partition and restore these days, though ostensibly with Linux that should be one of the advantages. I had a Linux Mint box I wanted to upgrade, so I backed everything up to my FreeNAS, wiped the machine, and then began restoring from my backup, only to find not
3Q: Aleksander Madry on building trustworthy artificial intelligence
3Q: Aleksander Madry on building trustworthy artificial intelligence Kim Martineau, 14th of Dec. 2018 - http://news.mit.edu/2018/mit-3q-aleksander-madry-building-trustworthy-ai-1214 "Machine learning algorithms now underlie much of the software we use, helping to personalize our news feeds
[Link Posting] USB Type-C Authentication Program gets started, sounds like it's effectively DRM for Type-C devices
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I took a few photographs...
...with my Android phone, and emailed them to myself. I control the email server in question. So how did Google managed to construct an animation of them, and notify me of it on my PC? Seems very sus to me. Sylvia.
[Link Posting] How DOOM fire was done
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life gets very strange
when you don't notice your right shift key is stuck... songbird
[Link Posting] The other kind of "flash" that we used to worry about
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[Link Posting] How I wound up finding a bug in GNU Tar
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[Link Posting] Openssh taking minutes to become available, booting takes half an hour ... because your server waits for a few bytes of randomness
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[Link Posting] Using Google Maps costs more than you think.
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[Link Posting] Google isn't the company that we should have handed the Web over to
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[Link Posting] Courts Want "Something More" Than an IP-Address to Catch Pirates
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Rant - Microsoft Excel
How to drive a person to tear their hair out? When they try to use the help function, direct them to perform some steps and then select the "add chart element" option. Ensure that there is no such option! Sylvia.
McDonald's App
McDonald's in Austraila is ceasing the use of cardboard loyalty cards, then give one in six coffees 'free', with this only being available using their ap. So, I bit the bullet and installed it, particularly given that my very old and slow smartphone died, and I had to buy a new one, which is
Microsoft's simplified ribbon
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-the-simplified-ribbon So I use Outlook at work, and the latest is a button on the top right that allows you to preview their latest innovations. Here's the latest innovation: a simplified ribbon. I may be showing my age, but it looks awfully like
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
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