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Automotive-grade Linux
From the «segfault on downshift» department: Title: Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Author: John Sokol Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:45:00 -0500 Link: http://churchofbsd.blogspot.com/2017/02/automotive-grade-linux-agl.html https://www.automotivelinux.org/[1] A Linux Foundation project dedicated to
[CM] a weaponized teddy bear and a warning about IoT
From the «like Fembots but not as sexy» department: Title: Weaponising a teddy bear Author: Janina Ander Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 10:42:59 -0400 Link: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/weaponising-teddy-bear/ At primary school, I loved my Tamagotchi: it moved, it beeped, it was almost like I
[CM] now you can run OpenOffice on OS/2 (ArcaOS)
From the «so now I can use it for work» department: Title: ArcaOS 5.0 released Author: Date: Tue, 16 May 2017 14:59:51 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29817/ArcaOS_5_0_released ArcaOS 5.0 has been released and it is available to be bought at the Arca Noae shop page. It is based on OS/2
[CM] Netgear R7000 router now collects your data, too
From the «fuck it, everyone else is doing it» department: Title: Netgear Adds Support For "Collecting Analytics Data" To Popular R7000 Router Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 08:29:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/c8pQCwDL2n8/netgear-adds-support-
the holy grail of machine learning: differentiated pricing
From the «this post sponsored by Lyft and your local Taxis» department: Title: Uber Starts Charging What It Thinks You're Willing To Pay Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 22:25:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/rvjh0VSs1u0/uber-starts-charging-what-i
supercomputing (as a service) by Cray and HPE
I think this is the coolest thing ever. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/17/cray_dips_toe_in_supercomputingasaservice/ //--clip With AWS, Google, and IBM's Watson already camped in the high-performance cloud business, it's hardly surprising that Cray would tread carefully as a late
Google map questions.
I should probably know this, but I do not. Where can I find out the meaning of an obscure symbolism on a google map? Sometimes BUT NOT always, in the satellite view at https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1337211,-118.2639109,422m/data=!3m1!1e3 I see a group of faint lines (2 amber, 2 green)
the Kotlin programming language
From the «never ever ever heard of it» department: Title: Sick of Java and C++? Google pours a cup o' Kotlin for Android devs Author: Thomas Claburn Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 20:17:59 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/17/android_kotlin_java_alternative/
It's ALIVE! The MOnSter 6502 Returns to Maker Faire
http://makezine.com/2017/05/15/alive-monster-6502-returns-maker-faire/ Quoting from the URL above: One of my favorite projects at the 2016 Maker Faire Bay Area was Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories' insane MOnSter 6502 board. The MOnSter 6502 is a "dis-integrated" circuit project, a
Bizarre behavior of a non-smart mobile phone
That a modern smartphone with Internet access and a multitude of nice features is liable of being hacked similar to a PC is evident. On the other hand, a non-smart mobile phone, of design of the earlier generation, unintelligent, clumsy, no Internet access, though yet purchasable for telephone
Cultural Social Media Differences
A dissertation by Agniescka Chwialkowska found cultural differences in how people use the social media. In social media, Finnish people tend to share such content they believe to be useful to their online friends or content that helps them keep
Report warns computers may threaten constitutional rights (1982)
An interesting read, and quite "predictive" of where things seem to have landed now, in 2017, 35 years later. Link directly to the page where the article exists on archive.org: https://archive.org/stream/80_Microcomputing_Issue_26_1982-02_1001001_US#page/n295/mode/1up Link to the .pdf of the
how Google took over the classroom
//--clip In the space of just five years, Google has helped upend the sales methods companies use to place their products in classrooms. It has enlisted teachers and administrators to promote Google’s products to other schools. It has directly reached out to educators to test its products —
WannaCry OS vulnerability
A piece of ransomware called WannaCry or WanaCrypt0r is in the news. I wondered what makes some OSes vulnerable to it. Here are some notes on what I found that might be relevant to OS design. It uses SMB to spread itself to neighbouring Windows computers which have a certain vulnerability. That
HP laptops secretly recording user keystrokes
Since we recently discussed BIOS-level compromises.... Security researchers have discovered that a feature installed in a number of HP laptops is recording all of the keystrokes that the laptop users make. In capturing everything users press on their keyboards the software is recording
A federal court has ruled that an open-source license is an enforceable contract
https://qz.com/981029/a-federal-court-has-ruled-that-an-open-source-license-is-an-enforceable-contract/ Quoting from the URL above: When the South Korean developer of a suite of productivity apps called Hancom Office incorporated an open-source PDF interpreter called Ghostscript into
egating complex treatments to filters in shell programs
https://michipili.github.io/shell/2015/04/12/shell-filter-programming.html Quoting from the URL above: Novice shell programmers tend to reproduce procedural structures they learnt from classical procedural languages like Pascal or C1. While it produces results, this approach is
Apple preannounces good stuff for 2017
From the «about time» department: Title: Apple planning new iMac for 2017 and 'completely rethinking' Mac Pro Author: Alex Hern Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:24:06 -0400 Link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/04/apple-planning-new-imac-mac-pro Podcast Download URL: https://i.guim.c
the era of software plug-ins/extensions ended with the iphone
From the «die flash, die» department: Title: Zeldman Called It Author: John Gruber Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:18:51 -0400 Link: http://www.zeldman.com/2010/02/01/flash-ipad-standards/ Jeffrey Zeldman, back in February 2010 (two months before Steve Jobs’s “Thoughts on Flash”): Flash won’t die
How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All
"Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer."
Re: the damage done by the App Store References: <oer7uc$2q7$1...@solani.org> <enekhf...@mid.individual.net>
Arguably, package repositories were the first app store. Beat you there! (not the payment part, obviously) App stores also did away with the Windows problem of people downloading and installing any crap-filled binary they found at tucows/etc. and then getting their machines infected. But
wireless drivers, a view of the guts
An article by the guy writing an 802.11ac wireless driver for FreeBSD, but it's an interesting read about what's going on under the hood.[1] Some commentary on Hacker News [2] reveals Adrian Chadd is FreeBSD's "Wireless One-Man-Army" and largely self-taught, under FreeBSD's mentorship system.
the damage done by the App Store
From the «so convenient so easy» department: Title: The App Store's damage Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Thu, 04 May 2017 19:38:13 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29797/The_App_Store_s_damage No company has done as much damage to the perceived value of software, and the sustainability of
Intel's Management Engine is a security hazard, and users need a way to disable it
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/05/intels-management-engine-security-hazard-and-users-need-way-disable-it? Quoting from the URL above: Intel's CPUs have another Intel inside. Since 2008, most of Intel's CPUs have contained a tiny homunculus computer called the "Management Engine"
Tablets' decline continues
From the «so much for post-PC» department: Title: It's been two and a half years of decline – tablets aren't coming back Author: Shaun Nichols Date: Fri, 05 May 2017 16:05:58 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/05/tablets_arent_coming_back/ Fondleslab
What programmers think is important about program design.....
Reminds me of when we obsessed about memory usage, reads-before-writes, memory usage, blocking factor (from several angles, especially memory usage), and loop efficiency with special emphasis on instruction execution time and memory usage. https://xkcd.com/1833/ -- quis custodiet ipsos
60 bytes can crash Linux rpcbind
From the «I still love NFS though» department: Title: You only need 60 bytes to hose Linux's rpcbind Author: Richard Chirgwin Date: Wed, 03 May 2017 23:03:05 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/04/linux_rpcbind_vulnerability/ Sigh ... people just leave it
Windows 10S
From the «talk among yourselves; I'm verklempt» department: Title: Windows 10 S: Good, bad, and how this could get ugly for PC makers Author: Iain Thomson Date: Wed, 03 May 2017 03:02:06 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/03/windows_10_s_surface/ Surface
[CM] Building a QNX desktop
From the «now that Unity is dead ...» department: Title: Building a QNX 7 desktop Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:19:08 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29788/Building_a_QNX_7_desktop BlackBerry QNX is an embedded operating system targeting applications in the automotive,
outages in popular cloud services
Two from today's news. Popular services facing trouble. I've experienced both of these issues today. Title: WhatsApp Users Are Reporting Outages Worldwide Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Wed, 03 May 2017 18:40:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/2MgAM7mjVMU/whats
Wayback Machine blocking URLS ?
http://archive.org/web/web.php Trying to archive this page. The "save this page" (or whatever it was called) button has gone. http://www.diariodocentrodomundo.com.br/jantar-secreto-de-fhc-e-carmen-lucia-levanta-duvidas-sobre-isencao-do-tribunal-por-helena-sthephanowitz/ Anyone have any ideas
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Intel's remote AMT vulnerablity
http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/48429.html Quoting from the URL above: Intel just announced a vulnerability in their Active Management Technology stack. Here's what we know so far. Background Intel chipsets for some years have included a Management Engine, a small microprocessor
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Anbox runs Android on Linux (via containers)
From the «I want this» department: Title: Anbox Can Run Android Apps Natively On Linux (In A Container) Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:39:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/BK4P-ChPMpY/anbox-can-run-android-apps-natively-on-linux-in-a-container
Devuan celebrates first stable release
From the «it's alive!» department: Title: Systemd-Free Devuan Announces Its First Stable Release Candidate 'Jessie' 1.0.0 Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:34:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/OgUGu7Z2Y1g/systemd-free-devuan-announces-its-first-s
Developer lifts Windows 7's update blockade with unsanctioned patch
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3191427/microsoft-windows/developer-lifts-windows-7s-update-blockade-with-unsanctioned-patch.html Quoting from the URL above: An anonymous developer has published a patch that negates Microsoft's barring of security updates from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs
AI can inherit gender, racial biases
From the «the A stands for autistic, hopefully» department: Title: Good job, everyone. We're making AI just as tediously racist and sexist as ourselves Author: Katyanna Quach Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:30:43 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/14/ai_racial_g
[CM] What was your first home computer?
From the «guy in the back with the Cray, sit down please» department: Title: Ask Slashdot: What Was Your First Home Computer? Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:50:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/R-8G1BsgeRw/ask-slashdot-what-was-your-first-home-
Woz envisions 2075
From the «no flying skateboards» department: Title: Steve Wozniak Predicts The Future Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2017 16:11:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/K2Q72C7dyqg/steve-wozniak-predicts-the-future USA Today asked Steve Wozniak to predict
A 1986 BBS has brought the old web back to life in 2017
Today, many can be forgiven for thinking that the digital communications revolution kicked off during the mid-1990s, when there was simply an explosion of media and consumer interest in the World Wide Web. Just a decade earlier, however, the future was now for the hundreds of thousands of users
Oops
As I write, Finland is voting in local elections. Some irregularities have hit a dozen or so municipalities (): people haven't been allowed to vote because the electronic voter roll has had them marked as having already voted. The reason was, the election
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Here's what Win10 tracks
Jesus H Christ: What a shedload of data. Have been toying with putting Win10 on a machine. Not anymore. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/06/microsoft_windows_10_creators_update/ Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC
Build Your Own Text Editor
http://viewsourcecode.org/snaptoken/kilo/ Quoting from the URL above: Welcome! This is an instruction booklet that shows you how to build a text editor in C. The text editor is antirez's kilo, with some changes. It's about 1000 lines of C in a single file with no dependencies,
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Shuttleworth ditches Unity for Gnome
From the «4 days after 1 April» department: Title: Ubuntu to switch back to GNOME, drop Unity Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:28:03 +0300 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29753/Ubuntu_to_switch_back_to_GNOME_drop_Unity Mark Shuttleworth, dropping a bombshell on a boring Wednesday
You Need to Check Out These 8 Niche Social Networks
At the end of 2016, there were almost 2 billion active Facebook users every month. Twitter had over 319 million. And a good percentage of internet users have a Google+, LinkedIn, or Snapchat profile. But how many of you have Untappd account? In fact, how many of you have even heard of Untappd?
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DuckDuckGo: finally tracks me?
Contrary to virtually all the other major search engines out there, DuckDuckGo used to provide "direct" links to the pages found, like: http://example.com/. As it seems, it changed around January 12th, and now the links are redirected via their server instead,
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