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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
[Link Posting] Inside the 76477 Space Invaders sound effect chip: digital logic implemented with I2L
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[CM] study: no correlation between intelligence and password strength
From the «you be me, i'll be you» department: Title: Smarter People Don't Have Better Passwords, Study Finds Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 17:41:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/KtHJcXda-9o/smarter-people-dont-have-better-passwords-study-finds
life is hard for small Linux distros
From the «how else will I get that cool theme?» department: Title: Void Linux gave itself to the void, Korora needs a long siesta – life is hard for small distros Author: Scott Gilbertson Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 06:18:07 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/1
Slashdot asks: what's your favorite email client?
From the «mutt or die» department: Title: Slashdot Asks: Which Is Your Favorite Email Client? Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 21:03:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/SN4HGZBIO0w/slashdot-asks-which-is-your-favorite-email-client With Google
Malware in the Ubuntu snap store
From the «apt-get be-gone-annoyance» department: Title: Malware Found in the Ubuntu Snap Store Author: dafran Date: Sat, 12 May 2018 14:44:33 -0400 Link: https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/05/malware-found-in-ubuntu-snap-store.html Article URL: https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/05/malware-f
ISPs complain they don't make enough money
From the «thank you, oligopoly!» department: Title: ISPs Say They Don’t Make Enough Money Author: davegauer Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 12:20:40 -0400 Link: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/big-lie-isps-are-spreading-state-legislatures-they-dont-make-enough-money Article URL: https://www.eff
20th anniversary of Steve Jobs' imac launch
From the «233 mHz» department: Title: 20th Anniversary of the Original iMac Author: John Gruber Date: Sun, 06 May 2018 14:03:33 -0400 Link: https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/05/the-original-imac-20-years-since-apple-changed-its-fate/ Jason Snell: It’s hard to believe today that a Steve Jobs
[Link Posting] Multiple OS Vendors Release Security Patches After Misinterpreting Intel Docs
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[Link Posting] Spectre-NG - Multiple new Intel CPU flaws revealed, several serious
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No good deed
: A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his
log in to this website with Facebook!
Turns out, surprising no one, taking advantage of this convenience was a terrible idea. Doubt anyone on Usenet would have done it, but many many users opted for convenience and got screwed once again. A pox on the modern web. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/04/delete_facebook_login/
On the subject of unhelpful error messages
https://www.ato.gov.au/taxadvice/ Put in a phone number with spaces, press enter, and hover over the field, and you get the error message "Non-negative whole number (required)". Hopefully only those with computer science backgrounds will have tax queries, because I can't imagine what the man
Mozilla to start sponsored links
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/01/sponsored_links_come_to_firefox/ //--clip Mozilla flagged it would add sponsored links to its browser in January 2018, after the 2017 acquisition of web-clipping service Pocket brought with it the technology to do so. Now it turns out the organisation
It's COBOL all the way down
https://increment.com/programming-languages/cobol-all-the-way-down/ //--clip Sixty years later, you’d expect COBOL to be the stuff of looping narrative videos at computer-history museums (in fact, there’s part of a floor devoted to mainframes at Seattle’s Living Computers museum, where you can
cognitive computing, AI winter, and search
http://www.rogerschank.com/fraudulent-claims-made-by-IBM-about-Watson-and-AI //--clip I was chatting with an old friend yesterday and he reminded me of a conversation we had nearly 50 years ago. I tried to explain to him what I did for living and he was trying to understand why getting
Damned windows.
Can someone tell me where to find the following registry entries, so that I can change them. FAIL_INSTALLATION_ATTEMPTS = "Silently" ERROR_MESSAGE_LEVEL = "Unhelpful" MACHINE_CONTROLLED_BY = "Microsoft" SYSTEM_BOOTABLE_WHEN_DEBUGGING_TOOLS_DEPLOYED = "No" Sylvia.
[CM] the era of hackers is over
From the «nice while it lasted» department: Title: The Era of Hackers is Over Author: janrinok Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 09:54:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/04/28/0726245&from=rss fliptop[1] writes: Over at ACM[2] Yegor Bugayenko writes[3]: In the 1970s, when
ODF in the UK
From the «freedom now» department: Title: An Update on Use of the Open Document Format in the UK Government Author: janrinok Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:03:00 -0400 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/04/29/0814250&from=rss canopic jug[1] writes: The UK government adopted use of
Tesla driver banned for taking Autopilot too literally
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/28/autopilot-driver-who-sat-in-passenger-seat-is-banned-for-18-months A driver who was filmed sitting in the passenger seat of his car after putting the vehicle into autopilot mode has been banned from driving for 18 months. Bhavesh Patel, 39, was
How do you deal with backdoored CPUs ?
Free software users and advocates, especially (I am one myself). How do you deal with the fact that modern-day CPUs have backdoors in the form of so-called "security processors" (AMD's PSP and Intel's vPro) running secret software with full access to the computer's RAM and an independent TCP/IP
FAQs, newbie questions, comp.lang.c: strange and maddening rules
https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2018/04/23/strange-and-maddening-rules/ //-- clip To novices, the long bureaucratic rigmarole associated with asking your first question on Stack Overflow can feel either completely unnecessary, or just plain weird. It’s like Burning Man. You just want to go to
[Link Posting] When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
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the menu bar
From the «almost as useful as the space bar» department: Title: The Menu Bar Author: John Gruber Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:14:05 -0400 Link: http://wormsandviruses.com/2018/03/the-menu-bar/ Jack Wellborn: The menu bar has been, and in my opinion remains, the best mechanism for providing
[Link Posting] Google's Project Zero exposes unpatched Windows 10 lockdown bypass
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3-D Printed Objects Connect to WiFi Without Electronics
"In first, 3-D printed objects connect to WiFi without electronics" Jennifer Langston University of Washington News, Dec. 5th, 2017 https://www.washington.edu/news/2017/12/05/in-first-3-d-printed-objects-connect-to-wifi-without-electronics/ https://tinyurl.com/yclgchst "UW engineers have
[Link Posting] TurboTax Design - A Critical Analysis & UX Teardown
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MITM attack on self
On Wed, 4 Apr 2018 20:45:21 +0100, Andy Burns wrote: > Mike Spencer wrote: > >> I'd like to mount a man in the middle attack on myself > > It's a while since I used it, but you might look at > > Looks very promising but, found on the user
[Link Posting] Ban Targeted Advertising
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[Link Posting] D.C. Court: Accessing Public Information is Not a Computer Crime
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[Link Posting] Automobile Dashboard Technology Is Simply Awful
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[Link Posting] 14 years of Mark Zuckerberg saying sorry, not sorry
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[Link Posting] FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law
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