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Monday April 26, 2021. 02:22 AM
CNBC writes: A copyright lawsuit brought by Craig Wright — the man who has claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by the creator of bitcoin — could finally put to bed the years-long mystery over who actually invented the multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency. That's...
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Bitcoin 'fell dramatically in late April,' writes The Street, 'sinking from its mid-month high of around $64,000' to Sunday's current price of $47,600 — a drop of over 25% in less than two weeks. So this week the Street spoke to Bobby Ong, the chief operating officer at the...
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Sunday April 25, 2021. 11:52 PM
Saturday University of Minnesota researchers emailed the Linux kernel mailing list apologizing for submitting buggy code as part of a research project to see whether it would be accepted. Late Saturday night, the kernel team's Greg Kroah-Hartman replied: Thank you for your...
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'Banking giant HSBC has confirmed that top managers in its Canary Wharf HQ have lost their offices and will have to hot-desk on an open-plan floor,' reports the BBC, noting it comes as the bank 'pursues plans to shrink its office space by 40% in a post-pandemic shake-up.'...
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Hmmmmmm writes: China plans to launch its next robot lunar lander in 2024, and it will carry equipment manufactured by scientists from France, Sweden, Italy, and Russia, Hu Hao, the program's chief designer, told the Xinhua News Agency on Saturday. The country aims to...
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'NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter continues to set records, flying faster and farther on Sunday, April 25, 2021 than in any tests it went through on Earth,' reports NASA: The helicopter took off at 1:31 a.m. EDT (4:31 a.m. PDT), or 12:33 p.m. local Mars time, rising 16 feet...
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The New York Times reports: A major United Nations report will declare that slashing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, is far more vital than previously thought... It also says that — unless there is significant deployment of unproven technologies...
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Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: 'More major corporations are abandoning the requirement of a four-year degree. At Apple, half of their employees don't have college degrees,' reports NBC News. They also note that JP Morgan is 'actively recruiting' people without ...
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'Ville de Bitche is a town situated in northwestern France with a rich military history, pastoral landscape, and an unfortunate sounding name,' reports Slate. (Adding that the 'e' is silent....) 'Recently tiny Bitche made international headlines after Facebook mistook the...
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HealthDay reports: There's no evidence of genetic damage in the children of parents who were exposed to radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine, researchers say. Several previous studies have examined the risks across generations of...
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destinyland writes: Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be coming back — with a new home online. Though Netflix didn't pick them up for another season after 2019, 'We still want to keep making new episodes,' series creator Joel Hodgson explains in an online video on...
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Technology/space pundit Robert Cringely writes that SpaceX's winning bid on NASA's Artemis lunar lander contract was helped by its flexibility in how it would be paid — made possibly by SpaceX's cushy financial position. But he believes that's part of a larger story about...
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Friday on Richard Stallman's personal web site, he posed the question: Am I Doctor Stallman? He's received 15 doctorates honoris causa — doctorates 'for honor' — in the company of others whose achievements impressed him... So I was shocked to read an article which describes...
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Earlier this week Greg Kroah-Hartman of the Linux kernel development team banned the University of Minnesota from contributing after researchers there submitted what he called 'obviously-incorrect patches' believed to be part of a research project into whether buggy code...
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'Just before the end of the Trump administration, an obscure Florida company began announcing routes to IP addresses owned by the Pentagon,' writes long-time Slashdot reader whoever57. The Washington Post calls it 'a huge unused swath of the Internet that, for several...
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After 45 years, NBC's popular TV show 'Saturday Night Live' has lined up its richest guest host ever. CNN reports: In one of the more surprising announcements in the recent history of 'Saturday Night Live,' the NBC variety show said Saturday that its next host will be Elon...
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Saturday April 24, 2021. 11:34 PM
Long-time Slashdot reader DesertNomad summarizes a report from EE Times: It's been known for a long time that the various Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) systems are easily jammed; the more 'interesting' problem is the potential to spoof a GNSS signal and by...
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'An Oklahoma woman was recently informed that she was charged with felony embezzlement of rented property for not returning a VHS tape over 20 years ago,' reports Business Insider: Caron McBride reportedly rented the 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' tape at a now closed store in...
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The Associated Press reports: In a ruling that reversed one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British legal history, 39 people who ran local post offices had their convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting overturned Friday because of what an appeals court...
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From Mike Melanson's 'This Week in Programming' column: 'The Rustening at Microsoft has begun,' tweeted Microsoft distinguished engineer Miguel de Icaza. What de Icaza is referring to is a newly-offered course by Microsoft on taking the first steps with Rust, which much of...
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