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Friday September 21, 2018. 08:11 PM
The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy [ARPA-E] was set up by bipartisan action in 2007, funded by Obama in 2009; expanded by Congress in 2009; and survived attempts by Trump to kill it in both 2017 and 2018. ARPA-E is a skunkworks project that ...
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Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned. From the report: The memo, authored by a Google engineer who...
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Perhaps one of the most tired debates on the internet is whether something is “too sexy” or not. Adults don’t need their content policed based on what one person finds objectionable, I’ve always […] The post Japanese Twitter Users Debate Merits and Pitfalls of Sexy Light...
    Geek - Sep 21, 08:03 PM
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Some more light reading, right in time for the weekend - the 147 pages long reference to APFS. Apple File System is the default file format used on Apple platforms. Apple File System is the successor to HFS Plus, so some aspects of its design intentionally follow HFS Plus to ...
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Hurricanes Irma and Maria left Puerto Rico in tatters, but it would be a mistake to blame the weather for Puerto Rico's suffering; Puerto Rico was put in harm's way by corrupt governments doing the work of a corrupt finance sector, then abandoned by FEMA, and is now being...
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Intel just introduced its largest Optane-based SSDs yet, but the shocker may be that one comes in the rarely seen U.2 interface.Intel on Thursday announced its Optane 905P drives with three flavors: A 905P in PCIe add-in card, or if you’re into the nomenclature thing: HHHL ...
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Buried in the new Apple Iphone and Apple TV privacy policy is an unannounced program that uses 'information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive...to compute a device trust score when you attempt a...
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iFixit When we went hands-on with the iPhone XS and XS Max, we were mainly struck by how similar they felt to the iPhone X—particularly the iPhone XS. But it turns out that inside, it's the iPhone XS that diverges with an unusual new battery design. iFixit tore down both...
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Stung punters seek compo for 'security feature' update HP Inc customers in the US have asked a California court to sign off on a $1.5m settlement over a firmware update that bricked printers using third-party ink cartridges.…
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Tekla S. Perry, writing for IEEE Spectrum: David Patterson -- University of California professor, Google engineer, and RISC pioneer -- says there's no better time than now to be a computer architect. That's because Moore's Law really is over, he says: 'We are now a factor of ...
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Why don’t more desktop computer users use Linux? Well, software compatibility aside, there is fear of change and the unknown. For a user to switch from Windows, it must be a fairly simple affair. For years, just installing a Linux-based operating system was a daunting...
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Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's Capernaum won this year's Cannes Jury Prize; it premiered in Lebanon this week and will be in North American cinemas starting December 14; It's a 'neorealist movie' with an all-amateur cast that sheds some light on the life of outcasts:...
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The Ramones' fourth studio album Road To Ruins turns 40 tomorrow. To celebrate, Rhino Records released the Road To Ruin: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition with three CDs and one LP containing two mixes of the album, additional unreleased studio and live recordings, and a...
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Even in this era, dominated by vertically and horizontally dominant monopolists, few companies are as chronically dirty and corrupt as Ticketmaster (previously), whose parent company, Livenation, is the world's largest concert promoter. Controlling promotion and ticketing is ...
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Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to the media after the vote to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) The New York Times has sued the Federal Communications Commission over the agency's refusal to release records that...
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“1994. As they blast through a California mountain, a road excavation team discovers a strange object embedded in the ground–sealed there when the very earth formed from dust. With it, a new force […] The post The Liminal Builds a Wonderful World out of Love of Fantasy appe...
    Geek - Sep 21, 07:00 PM
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William Shatner is unleashing a Christmas album next month. Titled 'Shatner Claus,' it features guest performances by Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Iggy Pop, Rick Wakeman (Yes), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), and many more. Released by Cleopatra Records,...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Warmer weather conditions in western Greece have led to the eerie spectacle of a 300m-long spiderweb in Aitoliko. A vast area of greenery has been covered by the web, reports the Daily Hellas. Experts say it is a seasonal phenomenon,...
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Battery has a weird shape, power is down but hey, it has a hidden Notch! The screwdriver fiddlers at iFixit have inflicted their usual brand of affection upon Apple’s pricey new phones and found a battery of a most unusual shape.…
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Whether you're waiting for the FedEx truck to bring your shiny new iPhone XS Max or are just trying to get a squeeze more months out of your Galaxy S7, there's one thing you both have in common: the charger that comes in the box isn't good enough. So if you're looking for a...
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