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Sunday May 20, 2018. 12:33 AM
The New York Times was just for starters: Something Awful got the real deal from manhood's true savior. (more…)
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Saturday May 19, 2018. 11:50 PM
Humans take hot showers, wash their sheets, and use soaps, disinfectants, hand sanitizers and all sort of other cleansers to keep themselves free of dirt and germs. And yet, after all that effort, chimps win in the clean bed department, at least when it comes to personal...
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Long-time Slashdot reader CrtxReavr shares a report from ZDNet: Quantum computers will be able to instantly break the encryption of sensitive data protected by today's strongest security, warns the head of IBM Research. This could happen in a little more than five years...
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The 76477 Complex Sound Generation chip (1978) provided sound effects for Space Invaders and many other video games. It was also a popular hobbyist chip, easy to experiment with and available at Radio Shack. I reverse-engineered the chip from die photos and found some...
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The investigative news 'I-Team' of a local TV station in Washington D.C. drove around with 'a leading mobile security expert' -- and discovered dozens of StingRay devices mimicking cellphone towers to track phone and intercept calls in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and...
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The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists calls it 'a plant that could save civilization, if we let it.' Slashdot reader meckdevil writes: A 'super chickpea plant' now in development could remove huge amounts of excess atmospheric carbon dioxide and fix it in the soil, greatly...
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The Software Freedom Conservancy has put out a blog posting on the history and current status of Tesla's GPL compliance issues. 'We're thus glad that, this week, Tesla has acted publicly regarding its current GPL violations and has announced that they've taken their first...
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Long-time Slashdot reader rufey writes: Last weekend a Tesla vehicle was involved in a crash near Salt Lake City Utah while its Autopilot feature was enabled. The Tesla, a Model S, crashed into the rear end of a fire department utility truck, which was stopped at a red...
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Enlarge (credit: Lisa Cooper / Flickr) It’s not every day someone develops a malware attack that, with one click, exploits separate zero-day vulnerabilities in two widely different pieces of software. It’s even rarer that a careless mistake burns such a unicorn before...
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Long-time Slashdot reader Yhcrana shares 'some good old fashioned astronomy news.' Astronomers have discovered 'a black hole 20 billion times the mass of the sun eating the equivalent of a star every two days,' reports the New York Times. The black hole is growing so...
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'You could look at this as a smallish PDP-11/70, built with modern parts,' Oscar Vermeulen writes on his site. 'Or alternatively, and equally valid, as a fancy front panel case for a Raspberry Pi.' Long-time Slashdot reader cptnapalm writes: Oscar Vermeulen's PiDP-11 front...
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It’s an exciting time to be alive, as the march of human progress is moving at seemingly impossible speeds. We’re curing diseases, connecting minds and reshaping the world we live in, and seemingly […] The post Scientific Breakthroughs That Turned Out To Be Totally Bogus appe...
    Geek - May 19, 06:00 PM
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'I asked Apple to give me all the data it's collected on me since I first became a customer in 2010,' writes the security editor for ZDNet, 'with the purchase of my first iPhone.' That was nearly a decade ago. As most tech companies have grown in size, they began collecting...
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Enlarge / Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), as seen on April 18, 2018. (credit: New America / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission has taken preliminary steps to examine the actions of LocationSmart, a southern California company that has suddenly found itself under...
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Last week, the New York Times revealed that an obscure company called Securus was providing realtime location tracking to law enforcement, without checking the supposed 'warrants' provided by cops, and that their system had been abused by a crooked sheriff to track his...
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'Researchers may have identified a compound that can stop some of the most common cold viruses, the rhinovirus, in its tracks, according to a new report published in the journal Nature.' An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: The scientists' work is early-stage. But the...
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The Merc with a Mouth rose from humble origins as just another small-footed badass in the pages of Rob Liefeld’s X-Force to become one of Marvel’s most popular characters primarily because of his […] The post The Weirdest And Worst Deadpool Fan Art appeared first on Geek.com.
    Geek - May 19, 04:00 PM
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On May 13, 2005, Star Trek: Enterprise ended its four-season run with the controversial two-part finale, “These Are the Voyages… ” The finale infamously brought in cast members from The Next Generation to tell the final chapter in Enterprise’s story, and it was...
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As a tail-end Baby Boomer, many memories of the early 1960s linger even as I’ve just turned 60 (of which I can only say, Holy She-it!). The talented jingle composers of the ’60s had no peers when it came to luring young viewers with catchy toons into needling their...
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Enjoy these fun outtakes from Jim Henson's hour-long Christmas special from 1977, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. They give 'drum roll' a whole new meaning. By the way, that's Frank Oz (AKA Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle, Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover and Yoda)...
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