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rethinking Twitter
From the «40 character bullshit» department: Title: Twitter Is 'Rethinking' Its Service, and Suspending 1M Accounts Each Day Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:34:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/sL1iihUzNAQ/twitter-is-rethinking-its-service-and-
[CM] come get this RFID chip embedded in your hand for work
From the «hell fucking no» department: Title: This Company Embeds Microchips in Its Employees, and They Love It Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:40:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/54-TYQYbHYk/this-company-embeds-microchips-in-its-employees-and-
[Link Posting] Faxploit: Sending Fax Back to the Dark Ages
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Researchers release DEDA to anonymize laser printer tracking dots
It's a shame that there are no open-source laser printer firmware projects (that I can find). Researchers release DEDA to anonymize laser printer tracking dots by Martin Brinkmann on July 03, 2018 - https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/03/researchers-release-deda-to-anonymize-laser-printer-tracki
Why the forgotten Soviet internet was doomed from the start
Why the forgotten Soviet internet was doomed from the start By Chris Baraniuk, 26 October 2016 - http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161026-why-the-forgotten-soviet-internet-was-doomed-from-the-start "For 12 year-old Oleg Guimaoutdinov, learning to programme a computer in Soviet Russia
Microsoft Surface Go
From the «waiting for MS Stop» department: Title: The Surface Go Reviews Are In, and… They're a Bit All Over the Place Author: Fnord666 Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 03:18:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/08/06/2020224&from=rss MrPlow[1] writes: Submitted via IRC for
Bitcoins Hashrate Rises to 52 Quintillion, Is this Sustainable?
Mathematicians may soon run out of words to describe the number of hashes processed by the bitcoin network every single second. A trillion has been passed long ago. A quadrillion too. Now we have 52 quintillion. That being a million trillion. Afterwords, we just start counting in Latin, adding
Microfilm!
From the «the equipment to read it, however» department: Title: Microfilm Lasts Half a Millennium Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2018 13:00:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/OZ0_pIRnUOQ/microfilm-lasts-half-a-millennium Millions of publications --
A new reality for beauty standards: How selfies and filters affect body image
With the spread of photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Facetune, the level of physical 'perfection' previously seen only on celebrity or beauty magazines is now all over social media. As these images become the norm, people's perceptions of beauty worldwide are
Artificial Intelligence Device Identifies Objects at the Speed of Light
3D printed artificial intelligence device identifies objects at the speed of light Aug 3, 2018 | By Thomas - http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180803-3d-printed-artificial-intelligence-device-identifies-objects-at-speed-of-light.html "Using a 3D printer, a team of UCLA electrical and computer
[Link Posting] Learning From Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces
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on recommending me a printer
Would you be so kind to recommend me a new printer? I know nothing about them, but I seem to know precisely what I want. I appreciate your input on this. Thank you! (*) Must Must be laser black and white. Must print on both sides of the page. The tray to hold paper should be a
If someone cracked the factorisation problem...
..there would be period during which the internet would be very insecure. Let's suppose the person had a conscience, and didn't just reveal the method to the world, but offered to publish factorisations of the public moduli of certain certificates on public interest grounds. Which certificates
[Link Posting] Thinner and Lighter Laptops Have Screwed Us All
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A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803290068.html > “How do I double click?” “What is a cell in a spreadsheet?” > Mashiko Ishii often hears that her fellow lecturers at Uchida Human > Resources Development Center become confused when they are asked such > basic questions during
[Link Posting] Why Intel will never let owners control the ME
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[Link Posting] The cashless society is a con ? and big finance is behind it
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'Usenet was a pretty clear warning', say elders
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/17/elders_of_the_internet_apologise_for_social_media_recommend_trump_filters_to_fix_it/ ‘Elders of the Internet’ apologise for social media, recommend Trump filters to fix it ‘USENET was a pretty clear warning’ of things to come, says new draft IETF
edbrowse, anyone?
[Cross-posting to news:comp.infosystems.www.misc, for it's ought to be on-topic there, but omitting from Followup-To:, as that group doesn't seem to be active.] It was brought to my attention that the Edbrowse article is considered for deletion at Wikipedia.
why were TOPEN, TREAD TWRITE taken out of FORTRAN?
Well it was available in F77. I guess when F90 was being set in stone, hard disks were becoming widespread and tape drives were slow and expensive to maintain. Perhaps the death of tape was the prevailing belief. But today, LTO has kept tape going in many fields. One can even pickup a working
[Link Posting] CIA archives document Agency's decades of ASCII woes
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Exploiting PSoC4 for fun and profit
A long read, but very interesting/enlightening. No interest from Cypress Semiconductor about fixing the vulnerabilities apparently. Exploiting PSoC4 for fun and profit Dmitry Grinberg, Mar 2, 2017. - http://dmitry.gr/?r=05.Projects&proj=23.%20PSoC4 Follow-up notes - http://dmitry.gr/?r=05.
[Link Posting] Thanks to California, a news site (or other business) now has to let you cancel your subscription online
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Trump and Putin to jam cell phone traffic in Helsinki?
Speculations have been floated that cell phone signals might be jammed downtown Helsinki during Trump and Putin's summit. Radio transmitters used by foreign dignitaries during their official visits do not require a clearance. It is enough to declare the possession and use of the
[Link Posting] How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What's on Tonight
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[Link Posting] Sony posts whole movie on YouTube in trailer's place
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Google Home smart appliance network suffers outage
Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha! https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/27/google_home_outage/ Updated Google's entire Home infrastructure has suffered a serious outage, with millions of customers on Wednesday morning complaining that their smart devices have stopped working. At the time of writing,
[Link Posting] Some 1440p monitors reportedly use 4K panels
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[Link Posting] How I had a bygone 72-pin connector remade just to play Duck Hunt
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[Link Posting] Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist
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How a tax form kludge gifted the world 25 joyous years of PDF
Found in the links from the last article (quandary: does posting things found this way risk forming an echo chamber around each new site that gets linked to?): How a tax form kludge gifted the world 25 joyous years of PDF Alistair Dabbs, 21 Jun 2018. - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/21
Amazon prepping a word processor
From the «suck it, Word» department: Title: Amazon tweaks its word processor for easier online Office edits Author: Simon Sharwood Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:58:11 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/22/aws_workdocs_hancom_alliance/ Which is just what you’d
the three types of technical innovation
From the «type 4: rearrange the UI» department: Title: Burn your boat Author: Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:59:44 -0400 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNextWeb/~3/QQ2B173D5ec/ Podcast Download URL: https://cdn0.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/06/12
[Crypto]Miner Reopens Coal-Fired Power Plant in Cheap Energy Quest
Miner Reopens Coal-Fired Power Plant in Cheap Energy Quest David Floyd, Apr 12, 2018. - https://www.coindesk.com/miner-reopens-coal-fired-power-plant-in-cheap-energy-quest/ "An Australian technology firm will reopen a coal-fired power plant just to run a blockchain, according to a Tuesday
USB-C is still a mess
From the «give me RS-232 or give me death!» department: Title: USB Type-C is still a mess Author: kissickas Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:04:05 -0400 Link: https://www.androidauthority.com/state-of-usb-type-c-870996/ Article URL: https://www.androidauthority.com/state-of-usb-type-c-870996/[1]
Pegasus Mail 4.7.3 released
Download: http://www.pmail.com/downloads_s3_t.htm Changelogs: http://www.pmail.com/v47x.htm (this is for the guys and gals that still use it re Slashdot asks: what's your favorite email client?) ;) []'s -- Don't be evil - Google 2004 We have a new policy - Google 2012
[CM] OpenBSD and the modern laptop
From the «COUBOM = cow bomb?» department: Title: OpenBSD and the modern laptop Author: Peter N. M. Hansteen Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:53:00 -0400 Link: https://bsdly.blogspot.com/2017/07/openbsd-and-modern-laptop.html Did you think that OpenBSD[1] is suitable only for firewalls and high-secur
[Link Posting] The original Doom, one of 64 Objects that shaped video game history
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[Link Posting] Computer Space and the Dawn of the Arcade Video Game
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USA's EU (GPDR'ed) site is way faster
From the «web developers you all suck donkey balls» department: Title: USA Today Serves Different Site to EU Visitors That Is Way Faster Than Regular Site Author: John Gruber Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 20:17:00 -0400 Link: https://twitter.com/fr3ino/status/1000166112615714816 Marcel Freinbichler:
new from systemd: portable services
From the «but can I theme it?» department: Title: Systemd introduces "Portable Services" Author: mrpg Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 21:10:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/05/30/0147216&from=rss mechanicjay[1] writes: Systemd Introduces "Portable Services" Functionality,
Lobotomizing Gnome
From the «UI/UX is for wimps» department: Title: Lobotomizing GNOME Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 11:29:47 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/30419/Lobotomizing_GNOME But I'll be honest: GNOME is huge and kind of bloated, and it's hard to disable various unwanted components.
[Link Posting] Ad Blocker Ghostery Celebrates GDPR Day by Revealing Hundreds of User Email Addresses
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[Link Posting] - A couple says that Amazon's Alexa recorded a private conversation and randomly sent it to a friend -
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Isn't it easier to just use usenet for privacy?
and forget about regulation? U.S. Websites Go Dark in Europe as GDPR Data Rules Kick In BRUSSELS--Europe's new privacy law took effect Friday, causing major U.S. news websites to suspend access across the region as data-protection regulators prepare to brandish their new enforcemen
[Link Posting] FBI repeatedly overstated encryption threat figures to Congress, public
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The best collection of Punjabi baby names @ Pro Baby Names
Welcome to Pro Baby Names (The best collection of Punjabi baby names). We have a complete list of more than 30,000 Punjabi boy and girl names. All baby names are arranged alphabetically with their meanings and you can view it in English and Punjabi language. www.probabynames.com is the only
Usenet vs other online discussion fora (was: OT: Article on CLC culture)
[Since this is out of topic for comp.lang.c I'm crossposting and setting follow-ups to comp.misc .] On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 11:43:28 -0000 (UTC) Dan Purgert wrote: > Spiros Bousbouras wrote: > > On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 00:00:43 +0000 (UTC) > > gaz...@shell.xmission.com (Kenny
goodbye "Don't be evil" - 2018
From the «Nice while it lasted though» department: Title: "Don't be Evil" Disappearing From Google's Code of Conduct Author: Fnord666 Date: Sun, 20 May 2018 21:42:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/05/19/1750233&from=rss A number of soylentils have written in to let us
hackerforums.co
It arose out of a conversation [1] spawned by an article [2] in which the author complained he no longer knew how to waste time on the internet: the internet used to be quirky and homey and weird, and now it was expansive and corporate and too creepy with tracking scripts. "He grew up," said
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