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how much computers can do in one second
http://computers-are-fast.github.io/ Interesting website: they provide sample code and you have to guess how many iterations a computer can complete in a second. Example: #include // Number to guess: How many iterations of // this loop can we go through in a second? int
Ignition circuit problem
I'm using this circuit to provide 250V pulses to an ignition coil. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1w33uss3eedem05/ignition2.pdf?dl=0 The IC is a Linear Technology LT1243. 12V is provided on G$1 to the left. G$2 accepts a trigger pulse, and G$3 is ground. LTSpice says that this works, and indeed
FedEx is offering $5 off web orders to enable Flash
http://www.fedex.com/us/office/no-flash.html Quoting from the URL above: We apologize for the inconvenience, but it looks like your browser no longer supports Flash®. In order to enable Flash and continue with your FedEx Office® print purchase, please update your browser using
Sunsetting SixXS
From : SixXS will be sunset in H1 2017. All services will be turned down on 2017-06-06, after which the SixXS project will be retired. Users will no longer be able to use their IPv6 tunnels or subnets after this date, and are required to obtain IPv6
Microsoft Edge: Most Hacked Browser At Pwn2Own 2017
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/pwn2own-2017-microsoft-edge-hacked,33940.html Quoting from the URL above: The Pwn2Own 2017 hacking contest, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, concluded after three days in which security teams hacked away at browsers and operating systems.
Are geeks becoming more respected?
One of things I seem to spend a fair amount of time doing is helping technically illiterate people with their modern technology. That is to say, whereas in the past, my geekiness was of no use to most people, that's changed. I'm too old for that to make much difference to me, but I wonder
A heartwarming story
Kari and Ritva Partanen were in dire straits four years ago. A little less than ten years ago, the phone company of the neighboring town closed its Wimax network, which had become legacy technology. THe couple who work in corporate management was getting
47% of dot-com sites use vulnerable javascript libraries
From the «CPAN called and says to suck it» department: Title: Today's WWW is built on pillars of sand: Buggy, exploitable JavaScript libs are everywhere Author: Thomas Claburn Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:56:14 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/14/outdated_j
Can't trust EFI
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3179348/security/after-cia-leak-int el-security-releases-detection-tool-for-efi-rootkits.html Intel Security has released a tool that allows users to check if their computer's low-level system firmware has been modified and contains unauthorized code. The
can crowdfunding bring back the netbook?
From the «sent from my netbook, as a matter of fact» department: Title: Can Crowdfunding Bring Back The Netbook? Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:44:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/TVgBUilS878/can-crowdfunding-bring-back-the-netbook "The
Am I the only one sick of "modern" desktops?
I've been recently fighting a major uphill battle with adding a second monitor to my desktop, and in what is quite possibly a fit of insanity, went and compiled CDE from source. The end result is surprisingly usable though Motif has some hiccups with dealing with X apps that are a bit too smart
the Good Internet will "rise again"
From the «and it will run over NNTP» department: Title: Nick Denton Predicts 'The Good Internet' Will Rise Again Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:34:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/w4vGlxbtC14/nick-denton-predicts-the-good-internet-will-rise-ag
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Inside the internet's war on science
Fantastic article by Stephanie M. Lee: Welcome to the vast universe of self-built social media empires devoted to spreading false, misleading, and polarizing science and health news - sometimes further and wider than the real information. Here, climate change is a government-sponsored hoax,
Donkey Kong's failing liver: What the death of the CRT display technology means for classic arcade machines
http://venturebeat.com/2017/03/03/what-the-death-of-the-crt-display-technology-means-for-classic-arcade-machines/ Quoting from the URL above: The arcade is dead. You already knew that, but that industry's coffin is about to get another nail. The cathode-ray-tube technology that powered
Nintendo Switch is running BSD
From the «knew it» department: Title: Nintendo Switch runs FreeBSD Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:20:15 -0500 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29698/Nintendo_Switch_runs_FreeBSD Interesting little tidbit for the weekend: we now know what operating system the Nintendo Switch is
12hr FAQ
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the Unix philosophy and a collection of hacks
https://kukuruku.co/post/the-collapse-of-the-unix-philosophy/ James Hague, a veteran of programming (has been in programming since the eighties), writes the following: “What I was trying to get across is that if you romanticize Unix, if you view it as a thing of perfection, then you lose your
ISIS loves Wordpress
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/01/how-alleged-isis-videos-are-creating-a-headache-for-wordpress/?utm_term=.242b86708c22 I guess if it's an easy to use platform for you, it's an easy to use platform for them as well. //--clip A group that monitors extremist activity
What the WWW of the 1990s can teach us about Internet policy today
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/01/what-the-world-wide-web-of-the-1990s-can-teach-us-about-internet-policy-today/ //--clip FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is looking to the early days of the Internet for inspiration as he seeks to reduce the role of regulation in the networks
IBM patents out-of-office messages
From the «dot plan files still up for grabs though» department: Title: IBM Gets a Patent On 'Out-of-Office' Email Messages -- In 2017 Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:45:00 -0500 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/AyMOU1_G6FQ/ibm-gets-a-patent-on-out-of-of
Cloudbleed
From the «hell of a name there, gents» department: Title: Ask Slashdot: How Are You Responding To Cloudbleed? Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:34:00 -0500 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/-z2n9OnMRck/ask-slashdot-how-are-you-responding-to-cloudbleed An
How Dell's Linux on laptops gamble paid off
http://www.techradar.com/news/why-dells-gamble-on-linux-laptops-has-paid-off //--clip In order to make sure they had the right ideas and concepts they jumped on a plane bound for the West Coast and landed in California to speak to several “very large web shops” that the pair declined to name.
AWS meltdown takes down a lot of important sites
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/28/aws_is_awol_as_s3_goes_haywire/ Amazon Web Services is scrambling to recover from a cockup at its facility in Virginia, US, that is causing its S3 cloud storage to fail. The internet giant has yet to reveal the cause of the breakdown, which is plaguing
the "new Psion" Gemini
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/28/inside_the_new_psion_gemini/ Bill Clinton was still US President when the last pocket computer that you could touch type on came out. Back then, almost everyone accessed the internet at home on a dialup modem, not broadband, and no phone yet sported a
Web design, page cache (or what ever you call it).
WHY? WHY!? WHY!!????!?? Why do page designers pollute the page cache (or what ever you call it) so that when a person trying to do use do useful work and back out of a dead end by using the "back arrow" button, the same page loads? By the time I catch on, it often turns out that there are
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Whither the Mac product line?
From the «incomprehensible strategy» department: Title: * iOS for consumers, macOS for professionals * Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:31:19 -0500 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29681/iOS_for_consumers_macOS_for_professionals If you listen to Apple podcasts - and you really
[CM] India's stock exchange is world's fastest, thx to RedHat
From the «and it's vegetarian» department: Title: Thanks To Red Hat, India's Biggest Stock Exchange Is Now The World's Fastest Author: in...@quinstreet.com Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500 Link: http://www.linuxtoday.com/it_management/thanks-to-red-hat-indias-biggest-stock-exchange-is-now
Chromebooks, OP1, ARM, and Xscale
From the «as long as it's got spyware I'm happy» department: Title: Solving the mystery of the OP1 processor in the Chromebook Plus Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:10:43 -0500 Link: http://osnews.com/story/29679/Solving_the_mystery_of_the_OP1_processor_in_the_Chromebook_Plus
[CM] the Raspberry Pi Windows Thin Client
From the «Just enough and no more» department: Title: Ah, the Raspberry Pi 3. So much love. So much power ... So turn it into a Windows thin client Author: Andrew Orlowski Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:34:31 -0500 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/22/windows_blasts
[CM] Headphones
From the «blocking out the madness» department: Title: Ask The Wirecutter: How to Decide Which Headphones to Buy (Hint: Not Apple’s AirPods) Author: DAMON DARLIN Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:10:36 -0500 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/technology/personaltech/how-to-decide-which-headphones
$PATH
Tech help request: I'm running Linux Mint 18. When I open a terminal in X11 (Cinnamon desktop, ZSH), my $PATH includes ~/bin. But when I drop to a virtual console (Ctl-Alt-F2) it does not. How to begin debugging this? I'd think opening a virtual console would trigger the same combination
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Australian consumers will be able to use selfies to verify them before doing a banking transaction
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zpylvg7 "To remove likeliness of fraud, the app requires users to blink in the shot to confirm it’s them and prevent any chance of a photo being held up to verify a user." Really? And just how hard would it to create a program that simulates a blink on a selfie
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Extracting value as a tech employee
From the «get paid while pooping at work» department: Title: Extracting Value as an Employee Author: Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:00:00 -0500 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/holman/~3/50FScF1T9JY/extracting-value Listen: the company will be fine. Even though corporations are people, these
How come Windows 10 won't play DVDs?
I've installed two programs--one purchased from the Microsoft store. -- quis custodiet ipsos custodes? -- Juvenal
The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/ai-threat-isnt-skynet-end-middle-class/ Quoting from the URL above: In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end of the world. These researchers were
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slow connections and unusable websites
From the «oblige developers to use 56k modems» department: Title: The web sucks if you have a slow connection Author: Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:54:13 -0500 Link: https://danluu.com/web-bloat/ Comments[1] Links: [1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13601451 (link) -- Posting to
legacy systems are everywhere
From the «but not here of course» department: Title: Legacy systems are everywhere Author: Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:49:24 -0500 Link: https://trackchanges.postlight.com/legacy-systems-are-everywhere-dddccf08bf6e Comments[1] Links: [1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13603343 (link)
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