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Friday August 17, 2018. 01:02 AM
Protip: don't label your folder of warez as 'hacky hack hack' An overzealous Apple fanboy from Australia plead guilty to criminal charges after he allegedly cracked the Cupertino giant's systems in hopes of landing a job.…
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Ruby shop turns to Go, Java, and Kubernetes for platform makeover Analysis GitHub invited a handful of journalists to its San Francisco headquarters to explain how the social code hosting biz is evolving from a website into a platform.…
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According to The New York Times, 'Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company's decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work...
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Over at Google's Project Zero blog, Natalie Silvanovich looks at some of the bugs the project has found in WebAssembly, which is a binary format to run code in the browser for web applications. She also looks to the future: 'There are two emerging features of WebAssembly...
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The Debian project is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding by Ian Murdock on August 16, 1993. The 'Bits from Debian' blog had this to say: 'Today, the Debian project is a large and thriving organization with countless self-organized teams comprised of volunteers....
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions. The approval is part of the FDA's 'longstanding...
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Thursday August 16, 2018. 11:29 PM
Enlarge / Soon to be an actual MOS? (credit: Imgur, uncredited) President Donald Trump's enthusiasm for a new military branch focused on space is apparently not widely shared. Two polls released today show that a majority—and in one poll, a plurality—of respondents said ...
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It's a day that developers of some of the most high-profile Twitter third-party apps have dreaded, though it's one they've long-known was coming: Twitter is finally shutting off some of the developer tools that popular apps like Tweetbot and Twitterific have heavily relied...
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Looking inside the Intel 8087, an early floating point chip, I noticed an interesting feature on the die: the substrate bias generation circuit. In this articleI explain how this circuit is implemented, using analog and digital circuitry to create a negative voltage. Intel...
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Enlarge (credit: State Historical Society of North Dakota) Bread, like wine, is pivotal in Judeo-Christian rituals. Both products exemplify the use of human ingenuity to re-create what nature provides, and the fermentation they both require must have seemed nothing less...
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The security benefits of keeping a system's trusted computing base (TCB)small has long been accepted as a truism, as has the use of internal protection boundaries for limiting the damage caused by exploits. Applied to the operating system, this argues for a small microkernel ...
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A Chinese software startup has become a laughing stock on Chinese social media after claiming to have developed China’s first fully homegrown browser only to be promptly exposed for copying Google. I think it's entirely normal for countries - especially large ones -...
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I think he should have just kept the wax on. It looks like a 1980 Devo pomp wig!
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dmoberhaus writes: Last month, two Indian physicists posted a paper to arxiv claiming to have demonstrated superconductivity at room temperature. If this paper is legitimate, it would represent a breakthrough in a problem that has existed for superconductivity for 100 years. ...
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Enlarge / Delicious, non-cancerous, coffee. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) After a judge ruled in March that coffee should be served with jolting labels that alert drinkers to a cancer risk, the state of California seems to have woken up to the concern that its pervasive...
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It has potential, but don't expect anything useful too soon The world’s smallest transistor can be controlled by a single atom, according to a scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.…
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Tsinghua University blamed for espionage attack An attack on US government facilities in Alaska has been traced back to China's Tsinghua University and a larger hacking effort.…
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Social media shifts APIs, starts charging for some features Is Twitter broken? That's what many are asking today as their favorite apps for the social media service suddenly appeared to stop working.…
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Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an FCC oversight hearing held by the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal Communications Commission chairman has known that his agency's claims about being hit by ...
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Toys cars are about as classic a piece of Americana as you can get. Give children a playful taste of the open-road freedom awaiting them in adulthood. Even if you don’t like the […] The post GEEK PICK: Anki Overdrive Fast and Furious Edition appeared first on Geek.com.
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