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Monday May 17, 2021. 04:38 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In the second episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Tanjiro follows the guidance of demon slayer Giyu Tomioka, beginning his journey into his new life. The story picks up as Tanjiro and Nezuko are on the road to Mt. Sagiri. Tanjiro makes a large ...
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Politico's technology site Protocol reports that some U.S. lawmakers are getting angry about an unpopular but widespread corporate policy -- the non-compete agreement: Non-compete agreements prohibit employees who leave their jobs from taking similar positions with potential ...
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Also puts brakes on data collection by carmakers China has signalled that ride-sharing companies and laid out regulations that will stop cars from collecting unnecessary data.…
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From the United States and Canada to the UK, the story is shaping up the same — forecasters see a blistering, even potentially record-breaking hot summer ahead. We can all sit around and moan about it or point fingers at potential causes, but in the end, the only form of ad...
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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 34News: Haiku developing RISC-V port, NetBSD getting polished audio mixer, Fedora dropping remote root password authentication from installer, Vine Linux changes release cycleQuestions and answers: Providing a distro...
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Graphene aluminum-ion battery cells from Brisbane-based Graphene Manufacturing Group 'are claimed to charge up to 60 times faster than the best lithium-ion cells and hold three time the energy of the best aluminum-based cells,' writes a transportation correspondent for...
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Slashdot reader quonset writes: To this day no one is sure why he did it, but in 1989 a Harvard-taught evolutionary biologist named Joseph Popp mailed out 20,000 floppy discs with malware on them to people around the world. At the time he was doing research into AIDS and the ...
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Sunday May 16, 2021. 11:36 PM
To settle a lawsuit, the city of Fullerton California 'has agreed to pay $350,000 and take back its accusations of criminal computer hacking' against two local bloggers, reports the Orange County Register. The settlement ends what the newspaper calls 'a contentious fight...
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The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack has spurred new efforts in the U.S. Congress 'to require critical companies to tell the government when they've been hacked.' Politico reports: Even leading Republicans are expressing support for regulations after this week's chaos — a sharp ...
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I hope Boing Boing readers have been exploring the amazing Maker Music Festival this weekend. This virtual festival of maker-musicians, experimental and electronic music is jam-packed with inspired projects and performances. There are 19 'buildings' to explore, each named...
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I'm endlessly fascinated by the behind-the-scenes chaos of the 80s action-figure-cartoon pipeline. Advertising direct to kids was frowned upon — but no one would necessarily stop you from creating a kids show that inadvertently advertised its own action figure line. Who...
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Just last month, Apple unveiled its newest iPad Pro model, which features a new and improved screen as well as a faster processor. Upgrades are par for course with any Apple product, but even with those innovations, they usually aren't leaps and bounds better than last...
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RockDoctor (Slashdot reader #15,477) writes: For a number of years the administrative process for giving asteroids names has had a worsening logjam. Important or 'interesting' bodies (such as `Oumuamua, the first definitely interstellar object identified) would still get...
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'Chinese technology provider Huawei was recently accused of being able to monitor all calls made using Dutch mobile operator KPN,' writes the Conversation. Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares their report: The revelations are from a secret 2010 report made by...
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This is the Autobot toy you wanted as a kid. Next up is a VW bug that really does turn into Bumblebee. I hope the final toy is even better, and not a terrible disappointment.
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A newspaper in Austin, Texas shares the story behind a cult-classic videogame, the 1985 Macintosh shareware game 'Cap'n Magneto.' It was the work of Al Evans, who'd 'decided to live life to the fullest after suffering severe burn injuries in 1963' at the age of 17. Beneath...
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Slashdot reader storagedude writes: The MITRE cybersecurity product evaluations use adversarial attack techniques instead of basic malware samples, and as a result are the best tests of enterprise security products — particularly in light of dramatic recent attacks on...
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ITWire reports on how Norwegian firm Volue Technology handled a ransomware attack that began on May 5th: The company has set up a Web page with information about the attack and also links to frequent updates about the status of its systems. There was no obfuscation about the ...
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xanthos (Slashdot reader #73,578) writes: Our friends over at The Register are reporting a zero day vulnerability for one of the earliest modern computer architectures. Pontus Johnson, a professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, has published...
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Swiss Army knife or Leatherman? Choosing one of these tiny gadgets can be confusing. These are our favorites.
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