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Sunday June 6, 2021. 03:35 AM
'It's kind of embarrassing to say, but the social media app TikTok figured out I had ADHD before I did,' writes 23-year-old Australian journalist Matilda Boseley in The Guardian. 'For 23 years my parents, my teachers, my doctor, my psychologist and my own brain all missed...
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UPDATE: America's Federal Bureau of Investigation has now 'withdrawn a subpoena demanding records from USA TODAY that would identify readers of a February story about a southern Florida shootout that killed two agents and wounded three others,' the newspaper reported today....
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The New York Times' 'On Tech' newsletter observes that Microsoft releasing a new version of Windows is now 'basically a nonevent.' 'This shows technology has evolved from a succession of Big Bang moments to something so meshed into our lives that we often don't notice it.'...
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Saturday June 5, 2021. 11:35 PM
CNBC reports that El Salvador 'is looking to introduce legislation that will make it the world's first sovereign nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, alongside the U.S. dollar.' In a video broadcast to Bitcoin 2021, a multiday conference in Miami being billed as the...
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Slashdot reader ochinko (user #19,311) shares The Register's report about a recent presentation by Google engineer Peter Hochschild. His team discovered machines with higher-than-expected hardware errors that 'showed themselves sporadically, long after installation, and on...
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'Earthquakes shouldn't occur more than 300 kilometers below Earth's surface, according to most geophysical models,' reports Science magazine. 'Yet they commonly do — a phenomenon that has mystified seismologists for decades.' Slashdot reader sciencehabit shares their report...
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From today's edition of Mike Melanson's 'This Week in Programming' column: If you've been using open source software for any amount of time, then you're well aware of the tangled web of dependencies often involved in such projects. If not, there's any number of tools out...
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Version 9.4 of the GNU Compiler Collection 'encompasses more than 190 bug fixes for GCC 9.3, which has been available since March 2020,' reports DevClass. But they add that in addition, 'Developers who want to contribute to the GNU Compiler Collection but don't feel like...
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The newspaper USA Today reports that it's 'fighting a subpoena from the FBI demanding records that would identify readers of a February story' about a Southern Florida shooting that killed two of the investigative agency's agents and wounded three others. Long-time Slashdot...
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An anonymous reader writes: This week the GitHub Yearbook went live, with 6794 'graduates' featured on a special web page showcasing 'any student who has graduated, or plans to graduate, in 2021... This includes bootcamps, code camps, high school graduates, Master's...
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Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: Documents filed by Florida's health department now 'confirm two of the core aspects' of a whistleblower complaint filed by fired data manager Rebekah Jones, the Miami Herald reported Friday. 'Sworn affidavits from Department of Health...
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Plans for an artificial island to house 35,000 people and protect the port of Copenhagen from rising sea levels have been approved by Danish MPs. The BBC reports: The giant island, named Lynetteholm, would be connected to the mainland via a ring road, tunnels and a metro...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from AppleInsider: The new WebExtensions Community Group will try to forge a common architecture for future web extensions, and is inviting developers to join the effort. The new group, shortened WECG, consists of members from each of the...
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On Monday, NASA's Juno spacecraft will come within 645 miles of the surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. 'The flyby will be the closest a spacecraft has come to the solar system's largest natural satellite since NASA's Galileo spacecraft made its penultimate close...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The hack that took down the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. and led to shortages across the East Coast was the result of a single compromised password, according to a cybersecurity consultant who responded to the attack....
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A heroic rat named Magawa is retiring from sniffing out dozens of land mines in Cambodia for the last five years. NPR reports: Magawa is a Tanzanian-born African giant pouched rat who was trained by APOPO to sniff out explosives. With careful training, he and his rat...
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WhatsApp will soon let you use the popular instant messaging app simultaneously on multiple devices, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said. The instant messaging app, used by more than 2 billion users, also plans to add more options to its disappearing messages...
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After temporarily grounding its fleet of more than 500 DJI drones in January 2020 over cybersecurity concerns, the Pentagon has finally cleared two of DJI's drones of any security risks. An analysis of the two DJI drones built for government use found 'no malicious code or...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: A scammer who convinced some of the world's biggest tech businesses to send him replacement kit has been sentenced to seven years and eight months in the U.S. prison system. Justin David May, 31, used stolen hardware...
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A multi-platform Python-based malware targeting Windows and Linux devices has now been upgraded to worm its way into Internet-exposed VMware vCenter servers unpatched against a remote code execution vulnerability. BleepingComputer reports: The malware, dubbed FreakOut by...
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