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Sunday April 14, 2024. 09:41 PM
A celebrated science fiction author who spun wild tales of subversive cat women and psychic sex parties led a shocking double life — as the military mastermind behind America's psychological warfare operations for the US Army. In their upcoming book, Stories Are Weapons:...
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John Oakes' new book The Fast: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Promise of Doing Without, which analyzes everything from the absence of sound to the (obvious) absence of food, uses the angle of 'going without' to bring a compelling perspective to our current...
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Intel, Nvidia, AMD, and Arm are among Canonical's 'silicon partners,' a program that 'ensures maximum Ubuntu compatibility and long-term support with certified hardware,' according to Web Pro News. And now Qualcomm is set to be Canonical's next silicon partner, 'giving...
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Industrial revolution didn't give us human mimics, so why should AI think like us, this computer scientist wonders Interview While the likes of OpenAI and Google DeepMind chase after some fabled artificial general intelligence, not everyone thinks that's the best use of our...
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America's FCC votes on net neutrality April 25th. And the director of Stanford Law School's 'Center for Internet and Society' (also a law professor) says mostly there's 'much to celebrate' in the draft rules released earlier this month. Mobile carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T...
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Lakka has announced the release of version 5.0, which includes a series of enhancements designed to improve the retro gaming experience. This new version of the Linux-based operating system is built on the robust LibreELEC 11.0 and introduces a significant update to...
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The PHP programming language has sunk to its lowest position ever on the long-running TIOBE index of programming language popularity. It now ranks #17 — lower than Assembly Language, Ruby, Swift, Scratch, and MATLAB. InfoWorld reports: When the Tiobe index started in 2001,...
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'Something is stopping it, even though it clearly can do it' AI models become better at foretelling the future when asked to frame the prediction as a story about the past, boffins at Baylor University in Texas have found.…
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Both of my dogs are on twice-daily medications for different ailments. One will just take them, although I give him pill pockets anyway for being a very good boy. However, my girl is a little less cooperative or maybe just a better negotiator. — Read the rest The post I use ...
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The signs of impending disaster are everywhere in the Mexico City Metro— tilted concrete road barriers, sinuous train tracks that rise and dip like a serpent. The cause, differential subsidence, may sound dry and technical, but according to Wired it's a recipe for disaster ...
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Ubuntu 24.10 [expected this October] and Debian GNU/Linux 13 'Trixie' [expected June-July 2025] 'will feature a refined APT command-line interface,' reports 9to5Linux: APT developer and Canonical engineer Julian Andres Klode took to LinkedIn to present the revamped APT...
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Miss Jazzy is a Goldendoodle who has style and sass for days. I can't stop watching videos of her sitting on the back of her favorite chair making hilarious faces, throwing shade, and giving the best side-eye. I honestly cannot get enough of her precious face! — Read the...
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I suppose there was no avoiding a Trump biopic. Where there's money to be made, money will be made. Still, this announcement in Variety makes me want to hurl. The first-look image of Sebastian Stan as a young, pre-TV star and pre-president Donald Trump in buzzy upcoming...
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From the stylish Evercade to the old-school Sega Genesis Mini, these machines will have you bleeping, blooping, and blasting back to the good old days.
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The last of anything can be profoundly sad. Dodo birds. Mohicans. Starfighters. To that end, we're down to one Blockbuster Video. First of all — what? How can there still be a Blockbuster in business? According to WaPo, the last one on Earth is hanging on in Bend, OR.  —...
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TL;DR: If you want your bed to feel luxurious, get a set of soft, silky, hypoallergenic bamboo-blend sheets. This Six-Piece Bamboo-Blend Comfort Luxury Sheet Set has a 1,800 thread count and wicks moisture like athleticwear, and it's only $31.19 (an extra 20% off!) — Read...
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When Members of Parliament in the UK started being targeted by a honeytrap scammer, they cynically accused Russia, China and all the other usual suspects of shenanigans. One, Conservative MP William Wragg, admitted texting the honeytrapper things he should not have. — Read...
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Engadget warns Windows 11 users that Microsoft is 'exploring the idea' of putting ads in their Start menu. Sort of... To be specific, it's looking to place advertisements for apps you can find in the Microsoft Store in the menu's recommended section.... At the moment,...
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If democracy is going to be destroyed by evil fascists, I would feel less terrible about it if they were at least genius fascists — then we can look back and say we were outwitted and outmaneuvered by brilliant minds. Sure they're evil, but what are you going to do —...
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The free application comes preinstalled on every Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Here’s how to use it to kickstart a daily journaling habit.
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