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Monday May 20, 2019. 03:34 AM
In late April of 2019 Slashdot reader Adam Bradley and engineer Chris Blackburn were 'sitting in a pub on a Monday night when Chris happened across a somewhat unusual eBay listing...' They eventually submitted the winning bid for an IBM 360 Model 20 mainframe -- €3,710...
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'The global internet is disintegrating,' argues BBC Future, calling Russia 'one of a growing number of countries that has had enough of the Western-built, Western-controlled internet backbone...aided as much by advances in technology as by growing global misgivings about...
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The commercial rollout of Waymo's driver-less taxi service in Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 260,000 people, has more than a thousand customers already signed up -- including the mayor, reports Forbes: Each of the several hundred Waymo One vans...
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Sunday May 19, 2019. 11:34 PM
An anonymous reader quotes ABC News: The final result of Russia's version of the popular TV singing talent show, 'The Voice Kids,' has been cancelled after it was found that thousands of automated calls and text messages were used to rig voting in favor of its 10-year-old...
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'It's easy to think of Amazon executives going home every night and bathing in their cynicism,' writes Inc. columnist Chris Matyszczyk: It's often contended that Amazon has put an enormous amount of pressure on shopping malls. So much so that many of those malls are shutting ...
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A week ago bitcoin was trading at $6,000. Today Forbes reports bitcoin 'which has been swinging wildly throughout this week, has suddenly rallied back to over $8,000 per bitcoin, somewhat putting to rest investor and trader fears the recent bitcoin bull run may have already...
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An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the...
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Fast Company's technology editor Harry McCracken is also Slashdot reader #1,641,347. He contacted us Thursday with a story about Radio Shack's Model 100 -- and a rare training film from 36 years ago: Radio Shack's Model 100 wasn't the first laptop -- but it was the first...
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Google employees 'want a say in and control over the products they build,' reports Fortune, in an article headlined 'Inside Google's Civil War': As the so-called techlash has cast a pall over the entire sector, organized employee pushback is slowly becoming part of the...
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wiredmikey writes: European Digital Rights (EDRi), together with 45 NGOs, academics and companies across 15 countries, has sent an open letter to European policymakers and regulators, warning about widespread and potentially growing use of deep packet inspection (DPI) by...
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dryriver explains the new buzz around 'Dreams' for PS4 (now in open access). Created by the studio that made PS4's Big Little World, Dreams 'is not a game. It is more of an end to end, create-your-own-3D-game toolkit that happens to run on PS4 rather than a PC... essentially ...
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Jason Koebler shares Vice's analysis of demoparties -- 'gatherings where programmers showcase artistic audiovisual works, known as demos, after a day- or days-long coding marathon that is part bacchanal and part competition' -- starting with a visit to New York's Synchrony....
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Friday Salesforce 'was forced to shut down large chunks of its infrastructure,' ZDNet reports, calling it one of the company's biggest outages ever: At the heart of the outage was a change the company made to its production environment that broke access permission settings...
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CNBC reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook challenged Gen Z to clean up the messes Baby Boomers have left behind. 'In some important ways, my generation has failed you,' Cook said Saturday in his commencement speech at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., at the Mercedes-Benz...
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Northeastern University requires all of its computer science majors to take improv -- a class in theatre and improvisation, taught by professors in the drama department. The Wall Street Journal says it 'forces students to come out of their shells and exercise creative play'...
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An anonymous reader shares an article titled 'Does IT Run on Java 8?' 'After more than ten years in tech, in a range of different environments, from Fortune 500 companies, to startups, I've finally come to realize that most businesss and developers simply don't revolve...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian: Great swathes of the solar system should be preserved as official 'space wilderness' to protect planets, moons and other heavenly bodies from rampant mining and other forms of industrial exploitation, scientists say. The proposal...
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Here's what dryriver wondered after hearing that the oldest Porsche T64 in the world -- built in 1939 -- was going to be auctioned: What stands out about this nearly 80 year old car is how curved and aerodynamically shaped it is. If you then Google 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s...
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Saturday May 18, 2019. 11:34 PM
jwhyche (Slashdot reader #6,192) shared this article from Sophos: Linux systems running kernels prior to 5.0.8 require patching after news emerged of a high-severity flaw that could be remotely exploited. According to the NIST advisory, CVE-2019-1181 is a race condition...
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An anonymous reader quotes Fierce Wireless: Earlier this week, the New York Times published a story with the headline 'Your 5G Phone Won't Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.' [Non-paywalled MSN version here.] The story outlined how RT, the Russia-backed and...
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