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Tuesday November 29, 2022. 04:26 PM
The Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, which is operated by Cunard and owned by Carnival Corporation, is currently floating somewhere in the Indian Ocean, making its way from Bali to its final port at Freemantle, Western Australia. It's currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak...
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I was fascinated to dive into all 600 pages (!) of A World With Reality: Inside Marvin Glass's Toy Vault, Bill Paxton's monumental biography and history of the toy invention business. You know the classic toys his company invented: Operation, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots,...
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Lucien Cartier-Tilet looks forward to the upcoming Emacs 29 release. In case you didn’t know, Emacs’ current syntax highlighting is currently based on a system of regexes. Although it is not the worst thing to use, it’s not the best either, and it can become quite...
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'Rats are tiny animals and they have no fear of the police,' a judge in India's Uttar Pradash state said, referring to multiple cannabis cases where rodents apparently ate the evidence. Police in the region claim that in recent years, rats inside the police stations have...
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Okay well I guess the short answer to the question there in the headline is 'Some PR person emailed me and said 'hey, you wanna try out our new holopresence tech?'' So obviously, I took them up on it. Who doesn't want to be a hologram? — Read the rest
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Everyone's favorite billionaire is complaining again! This time, Elon is calling out Apple for pulling ads from Twitter, singling them out as enemies of free speech despite a laundry list of other companies doing the same. He then went on a bit of a retweeting spree,...
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If you’re on the hunt for a feature-packed mechanical keyboard, you’re in luck, as we’ve got an awesome deal for you today. Adorama’s currently selling the SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL wired mechanical gaming keyboard for just $99.99, which is a savings of $80. Not only is this...
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The Reserve Bank of India's first pilot for a retail e-rupee, its version of the central bank digital currency (CBDC), will be launched on Dec. 1, it said in a statement on Tuesday. From a report: The pilot will cover select locations in a closed user group comprising...
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Sustainable aviation will require something lighter than batteries An aviation first has been reached in the UK, with Rolls-Royce and easyJet saying they have conducted the 'world's first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen.' …
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Proxmox is a commercial company offering specialised products based on Debian GNU/Linux. The company's latest release is Proxmox 2.3 "Backup Server" which is based on Debian 11 and includes ZFS support. The release announcement states: "We are pleased to announce version 2.3...
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It's about small teams, microservices, bias towards serverless, and having the creator of Java on standby re:Invent How does AWS develop software? It is all about small teams, according to a low-key but revealing session at the re:Invent conference under way in Las Vegas.…
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Netflix's trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady -- albeit shrinking -- audience of diehards who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. From a...
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While Justin Zhu admits to micro-dosing, he alleges that his ethnicity was an issue for investors The co-founder and former CEO of marketing tech startup Iterable is suing the company and some of its backers, claiming that losing his job was less about micro-dosing LSD at...
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Two pumped-up gentlemen stole the show at a hockey game when they each tried to pummel the other in front of the spectators. But the chap who was bested in the impromptu tournament wasn't satisfied with mere defeat at the hands of his combatant. — Read the rest
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A paper describing MineDojo, Nvidia's generalist AI agent that can perform actions from written prompts in Minecraft, won an Outstanding Datasets and Benchmarks Paper Award at the 2022 NeurIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) conference, Nvidia revealed on Monday. Ars ...
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While biologists still aren't exactly sure how it works, a new study closes in on why the insects that pester Savannah animals zig when anything zags.
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (frr, gerbv, mujs, and twisted), Fedora (nodejs and python-virtualbmc), Oracle (dotnet7.0, kernel, kernel-container, krb5, varnish, and varnish:6), SUSE (busybox, python3, tiff, and tomcat), and Ubuntu (harfbuzz).
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Three months ago, Allen Pan posted his video about giving a live snake robotic legs. CNN used the video on TV and social media without crediting Pan. After Pan complained about it online and generated a lot of bad will toward CNN, the network retroactively offered him $1,000 ...
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Republican officials in Arizona's Cochise County refused to certify midterm election results after the candidates of their choice did not win. So, after the rural county missed Monday's state deadline to approve the final vote tally, governor-elect Katie Hobbs, who is...
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Make a big FOSS for Ubuntu Touch OTA-24, Mir 2.10, and the return of Unity on Arch Linux Various parts of Ubuntu's cancelled desktop/fondleslab convergence project are all still ticking away – some officially and some thanks to user communities.…
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