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Why physicists still use Fortran
http://moreisdifferent.com/2015/07/16/why-physicsts-still-use-fortran/ //--clip ... Fortran is still a dominant language for the large scale simulation of physical systems, ie. for things like the astrophysical modeling of stars and galaxies, hydrodynamics codes (cf. Flash), large scale
Open-Xchange and Dovecot to integrate chat
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/12/openxchange_imap_chat_killer_app/ //--clip Exclusive: The company that writes the open-source software for three-quarters of the world's Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) email servers has a plan that could kill off proprietary chat services like
Windows Mobile 10 is a dead man walking
https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/10/09/1359226/microsoft-exec-says-windows-10-mobile-is-no-longer-a-focus#comments From a report: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore informed Twitter users that new features and hardware for Windows 10 Mobile "aren't the focus" any more. There will be fixes and
Eudora: email for a different era
https://tedium.co/2017/09/28/eudora-email-history/ //--clip A Eulogy for Eudora The early graphical client Eudora was how people checked their email in the ’90s. But in the end, only the power users stuck around. Here’s what you missed. ... Eudora was a success story, but not one that made
Getting rich
Just wondering whether it's too late to use my software engineering experience to get rich. What are people willing to pay for? My thoughts are a) To get food b) To get water c) To get comfort d) To get health e) To get love and its associated physical interactions f) To be amused
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) to join MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger
... in the dustbin. https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/6/16435690/aim-shutting-down-after-20-years-aol-instant-messenger //--clip But with the proliferation of smartphones, everything has changed. Text messaging has taken over for desktop instant messaging apps, and increasingly, we’re seeing
Slashdot is 20 years old
From the «which makes us quite a bit older than that» department: Title: 20 Years of Stuff That Matters Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:12:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/DUiFyKv3WYU/20-years-of-stuff-that-matters Today we're marking
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teledildonics: hacking bluetooth sex toys
From the «awkward moment when you're busted» department: Title: Dildon'ts of Bluetooth: Pen test boffins sniff out Berlin's smart butt plugs Author: John Leyden Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:13:10 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/29/ble_exploits_screwdriving
Not many 32 bit distros left
From the «and not many 32 bit processors left either» department: Title: Ubuntu To Stop Offering 32-Bit ISO Images, Joining Many Other Linux Distros Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:25:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/Csl5uc_J9sg/ubuntu-to-stop
from Unity to Gnome Shell: first challenges
From the «never left FVWM; no problem» department: Title: Switching from Unity to Gnome-Shell: first challenges Author: Iain Lane Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:26:11 -0400 Link: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/03/switching-from-unity-to-gnome-shell-first-challenges/ I work at Canonical, on
tape backups more useful than ever in era of company intrusions
To stay up to date in the battle against hackers, some companies are turning to a 1950s technology. Storing data on tape seems impossibly inconvenient in an age of easy-access cloud computing. But that is the big security advantage of this vintage technology, since hackers have no way to get at
Ataribox will be an open, Linux-based console priced starting at $249
Quoting from the URL above: The upcoming Ataribox retro gaming console will indeed ship with a selection of classic Atari games, as many suspected when the thing was
post a boarding pass to Facebook, get your account stolen
https://www.michalspacek.com/post-a-boarding-pass-on-facebook-get-your-account-stolen Too many interesting sections to choose from for a clip here. This is just one of many: //--clip When searching for boarding passes on Facebook, I found a picture of an Aztec code taken by a man who wished
anonymized geolocation data can identify you nonetheless
https://www.fastcompany.com/3068846/how-your-location-data-identifies-you-gilad-lotan-privacy //--clip Curious to see this kind of data mining in action, I emailed Gilad Lotan, now vice president of BuzzFeed’s data science team. He agreed to look at a month’s worth of two different users’
Upgrade duration
"Please note: From the 28th September to 12th October 2017 you will not have access to your AEG customer account and will not be able to register new AEG products during this time. Why are we doing this? We are upgrading to MY AEG." Not that I care, but even so, two weeks to upgrade a system?
finding the next generation of mainframers
From the «old school cool» department: Title: Finding the Mainframers of the Future With Linux and Open Source Author: lfadmin Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:40 -0400 Link: https://www.linux.com/news/finding-mainframers-future-linux-and-open-source Speak the word “mainframe” to many millennial
It's time to kill the web
Quoting from the URL above: Something is going on. The people are unhappy. The spectre of civil unrest stalks our programming communities. For the first time, a meaningful number of developers are openly
The More Things Change
Quoting from the URL above: React, if you've somehow missed it, is the new hotness in web programming. The idea is simple: each React component describes its view idempotently, in JavaScript. The view is rendered entirely based
Firefox 57.0b1: a personal review
From the «just wish they'd taken more options away from me» department: Title: A SoylentNews Reader Reviews Firefox Developer Edition 57.0b1 Author: martyb Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:59:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/communityreviews/article.pl?sid=17/09/22/1152250&from=rss An
lowRISC
From the «highRISC is little endian with no condom» department: Title: lowRISC is Hiring: Help Make Open-Source Hardware a Reality. Author: takyon Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:13:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/09/22/2219213&from=rss An Anonymous Coward writes: From the
How Apple is taming the advert business. Don't expect Facebook/Google to follow
From the «alt.adverts.die.die.die» department: Title: How Apple is taming the ad biz. Just don't expect Google or Zuck to follow Author: Andrew Orlowski Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:17:10 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/22/inside_apple_itp_cookie_blocker/
OT - Affordable Mobile Options?
I guess maybe this is not totally off-topic as it concerns WiFi/broadband.. I'm one of those people that hardly use a mobile phone and when I do it's almost exclusively text or voice. Occasionally I'll map something while out and about. Current data usage is well under 500 MB per month. I
a 56 core monster
From the «55 of them running antivirus» department: Title: HP shows us what a real workstation looks like with a 56-core Z8 Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:55:42 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/30011/HP_shows_us_what_a_real_workstation_looks_like_with_a_56-core_Z8 If
corporations just changed how the web works
From the «sponsore by port 70» department: Title: Corporations Just Quietly Changed How the Web Works Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:45:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/lRslArVsukI/corporations-just-quietly-changed-how-the-web-works Adrianne
breathing life into ipads with new iOS11
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/20/ios_11_is_entirely_new_computer_platform/ Behold iOS 11, an entirely new computer platform from Apple It's a massive and ambitious upgrade for iPads, but older hardware can't cut it //--clip ... In June, at its biggest developer conference in a
4 lessons for modern software developers from 1970s mainframe programming
Quoting from the URL above: Is 8 GB RAM cramping your style? Try writing headless programs that run in an 8 MB virtual machine, where it costs a fortune each time
SI CHIAMA MICHELE NISTA IL CRIMINALE CHE DA 10 ANNI PERSEGUITA CENTINAIA DI PERSONE. TRATTASI DI SOGGETTO ALTAMENTE PERICOLOSO
Michele Nista è il criminale che da circa 8 anni commette l'attività delittuosa di cyber stalking internazionale, cercando di diffamare in internet centinaia (forse migliaia) di persone prevalentemente operanti nel campo della finanza, dell'economia, della politica e del giornalismo o liberi
BLOG CRIMINALISSIMO DI PAOLO CARDENÀ: VINCITORI E VINTI! OLTRE AD ESSER NOTO PEDOFILO, PAOLO CARDENA' LAVA € MAFIOSI PER I MEGA OMICIDA DI COSA NOSTRA: CRISAFULLI DI MILANO! COME DA "TRADI
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The ?internet of things' is sending us back to the Middle Ages
Quoting from the URL above: Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connecte
How Equifax got Hacked
Quoting from the URL above: Origins of the breach For those who don't know already, Equifax was recently hacked and many are wondering who was behind it. Some readers are probably wondering what Equifax even is, it is the oldest of the
On the Equifax Data Breach
Quoting from the URL above: Last Thursday, Equifax reported a data breach that affects 143 million US customers, about 44% of the population. It's an extremely serious breach; hackers got access to full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver's license
Why is this information sensitive? The deeper Equifax problem
Quoting from the URL above: As the world now knows Equifax, the credit rating company and master of our fates, suffered a data breach in May and June 2017, which revealed to
The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm
Quoting from the URL above: At the unveiling of Apple's new flagship smartphone yesterday, the iPhone X, CEO Tim Cook said it was something the company's staff had been working
Spaces in Filenames?
Personally I find them more trouble than they're worth, but maybe that's because I frequently use a command line, write scripts, and program. What's the history of spaces? I feel they started with Windows long file names, but am not sure. Do the people that allowed spaces think it was a
the $1000 smartphone
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/10/technology/apple-iphone-price.html?_r=0 //--clip SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple unveils its new top-of-the-line iPhone on Tuesday, it isn’t just expected to offer features like infrared facial recognition and wireless charging for the first time. The company
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CHI È LO SCHIFOSO PEDOFILO PAOLO CARDENA’ DEL BLOG VINCITORI E VINTI? SI DEFINISCE "PRIVATE BANKER" MA NON DICE CHE SUOI CLIENTI SONO I MAFIOSI CRISAFULLI DI MILANO: 1 DELLE FAMIGLIE DI COSA NOSTRA PIU' OMICIDA DI TUTTI I TEMPI! ED E' NOTO PEDERASTA! INFATTI, FATEVI QUESTE DOMANDUZZEDDE PLEASE (
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Silicon Valley and the New Feudalism: Why the 'Internet of Things' Marks a Return to the Middle Ages
http://www.newsweek.com/silicon-valley-private-property-and-new-feudalism-why-internet-things-marks-660102 Quoting from the URL above: Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-conn
For the love of God, tell me what your company does
Saw this on Hackernews over the weekend. Lovely, entertaining read (and I can relate). https://hackernoon.com/for-the-love-of-god-please-tell-me-what-your-company-does-c2f0b835ab92 //--clip Meltwater is a company with a simple product: A database of media contacts. These contacts are
Lenovo to release classic, retro Thinkpad
https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/09/05/224235/lenovo-looks-to-commemorate-25th-anniversary-of-ibms-notebook-brand-with-thinkpad-25 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/04/retro_thinkpad_spotted_in_the_wild/ [Looks like a decent keyboard with sculpted keys, decent arrow keys, trackpad plus
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users navigate flat UIs 22% more slowly
Finally, a study confirms the patently obvious: this design trend needs to die in a fire. ("design for the sake of design.") I'm not a huge fan of Windows software, but Windows XP UI was perfectly usable, I thought, and it's gotten worse since then. On a recent Win10 install I found the
Time for Makefiles to Make a Comeback
https://medium.com/@jolson88/its-time-for-makefiles-to-make-a-comeback-36cbc358bb0a Quoting from the URL above: Make and makefiles are lost in the past for many developers, its advantages lost in the stream of tools that are constantly reinventing the wheel of building software. It's
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Things That Turbo Pascal is Smaller Than
http://prog21.dadgum.com/116.html Quoting from the URL above: Turbo Pascal 3 for MS-DOS was released in September 1986. Being version 3, there were lesser releases prior to it and flashier ones after, but 3 was a solid representation of the Turbo Pascal experience: a full Pascal
Another site moves to prefer form over function
A site I use a lot, AUSTLII, which is a legal information database. I don't know why it needed to be changed - it hardly needs to appeal to teenagers. Sylvia.
The unsuitability of smart phones for infrequent operation
Gah! Why do I have to go through a steep learning curve every rare time I want to use my smart device? It's not that I've forgotten how to use it since last time, it's that the way things have to be done has changed. My mobile phone provider has dropped the plan I was using which
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