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lundi 19 avril 2021, 12:14
Slashdot reader quonset reminds us that NASA's Mars helicopter 'is officially 'go' for flight!' reports the Twitter feed of the Perserverance Rover, which notes that its cameras are ready to film the historic event. 'Watch with the team as they receive data and find out if...
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'Jensen Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, the nation's most valuable semiconductor company, with a stock price of $645 a share and a market cap of $400 billion, is out to create the metaverseTime magazine. Huang defines it as 'a virtual world that is a digital twin of ours.' Huang...
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'The mania that drove crypto assets to records as Coinbase went public last week turned on itself on the weekend,' report Bloomberg — as the price of bitcoin took a big dive: The world's biggest cryptocurrency plunged as much as 15% on Sunday, just days after reaching a...
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Gizmodo reports: The latest big name to get in on the NFT craze is former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who on Friday auctioned off an original NFT art piece for roughly $5.4 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ether. Titled 'Stay Free', it's a...
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The New York Times reports: Whether college admissions have changed for the long haul remains unclear. But early data suggests that many elite universities have admitted a higher proportion of traditionally underrepresented students this year — Black, Hispanic and those who...
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'Renting is terrible. Owning is worse. A third option is necessary,' argues a recent article in the Atlantic, 'a way to rent without making someone else rich.' It's written by Shane Phillips, who's the Housing Inititiative Project Manager at UCLA's Lewis Center for Regional...
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dimanche 18 avril 2021, 23:37
'A true-crime podcast has been credited with providing valuable information in a missing person case from the 1990s after two men were arrested,' reports Newsweek: Kristin Smart, 19, of Stockton, California, went missing in May 1996 after returning to her dorm at California...
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Long-time Slashdot reader sandbagger brings the news that Charles 'Chuck' Geschke, the co-founder of Adobe, had died at the age of 81. The company started in co-founder John Warnock's garage in 1982, and was named after the Adobe Creek which ran behind Warnock's home,...
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Texas TV station KPRC 2 reports that two men are dead after a Tesla 'crashed into a tree and no one was driving the vehicle, officials say.' Long-time Slashdot readers AmiMoJo and McGruber both submitted the story: There was a person in the passenger seat of the front of the ...
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An anonymous reader writes: Debian Project Secretary Kurt Roeckx has announced the results of a closely-watched vote on what statement would be made about Richard Stallman's readmission to the Free Software Foundation's board. Seven options were considered, with the Debian...
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A Facebook content moderator (contracted through Accenture) quit their position in Austin, Texas — but also left a critical internal note which was later leaked by a senior tech reporter at BuzzFeed who described it as 'blistering.' SFGate also calls it 'a harrowing account...
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'In Microsoft's ongoing endeavor to convert people to its rebooted Edge web browser, it's launching a new Kids Mode that makes it easy for parents to control how their children surf the web,' reports Gizmodo: Parents have the choice between two versions, one for ages five to ...
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Long-time Slashdot reader xiando shares news from LinuxReviews: Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) is a security module for the Linux kernel developed by Openwall. The latest release adds compatibility with Linux kernels up to soon to be released 5.12, support for building...
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The New York Focus site writes: A decade ago, the bankrupt owner of the Greenidge power plant in Dresden, New York, sold the uncompetitive coal-fired relic for scrap and surrendered its operating permits. For the next seven years, the plant sat idle on the western shore of...
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Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shared this analysis from Just Security: Huawei's plans for 6G and beyond make U.S. concerns over 5G look paltry: Huawei is proposing a fundamental internet redesign, which it calls 'New IP,' designed to build 'intrinsic security' into the...
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Instagram for kids is a terrible idea, argues a columnist for the Observer. And yet: In March, Buzzfeed reported on Facebook's plans to develop a product for those too young to sign up to Instagram officially, as the platform requires users to be at least 13... Facebook says ...
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Slashdot reader LeeLynx shares news from The Register about a Slackware 15 beta release (following the debut of February's alpha), 'nearly five years after the distribution last saw a major update.' (And nearly 28 years after its initial release back in 1993...) Created by...
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In 2018 Oracle's Larry Ellison bought the historic Cal Neva Lodge on the scenic north shore of California's Lake Tahoe for $36 million. Then in 2019 Mark Zuckerberg bought a $59 million compound on Lake Tahoe's west shore. But now a wave of techies are moving in, reports...
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samedi 17 avril 2021, 23:44
FTP (file transfer protocol) celebrated its 50th anniversary this week. Long-time Slashdot reader sandbagger shares an article commemorating a half-century of FTP: Over the years, the FTP protocol got refined with 16 different revisions(*1) adding support with TCP/IP, a...
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'Facebook has repeatedly allowed world leaders and politicians to use its platform to deceive the public or harass opponents despite being alerted to evidence of the wrongdoing,' reports the Guardian: The Guardian has seen extensive internal documentation showing how...
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