Plane Crazy

I tell you what, browsing around the ramps at Edwards AFB in Google satellite view today has been the most interesting thing I've done all week. Look! I found one of the old F16XL test planes just collecting dust in a back corner! I wonder what those two things on the other side of the ramp are? They look familiar but I can't put my finger on it. If you go down to the South Base you can see what looks to be one of NASA's Canberras and this Rutan-esque oddity I'm trying to identify.EDIT: Puttin...
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Elon Musk threatens to move Tesla HQ out of California over Covid-19 restrictions

Tesla sues state authorities over lockdown after Fremont factory stopped from reopening Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Tesla is suing local authorities in California as the electric carmaker pushes to reopen its factory there and chief executive Elon Musk threatens to move the company’s headquarters to Texas or Nevada.Musk has been pushing to reopen Tesla’s Fremont, California, factory after Alameda County’s health department said the carmaker must not reopen becaus...
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Australia: Google liable for publishing search results and newspaper webpages - Gilchrist Connell

Google was ordered to pay damages for defamation, finding that the search engine was a publisher of the search results.
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After Screaming About Discrimination, Ex-Google Engineer James Damore Silently Asks Court to Dismiss Lawsuit

More than two years later, the battle between ex-Google engineer James Damore and the company is over, although we won’t know much about how it ended. Earlier this week, Damore and three other men  to dismiss the lawsuit, which claimed that the company discriminated against conservative white…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Discrimination, Sundar Pichai, Damore, James Damore, Google Engineer James Damore Silently Asks Court

NVidia, AMD Battle To Buy Out TSMC's Capacity

Long-time Slashdot reader UnknowingFool writes: As NVidia and AMD battle it out with their GPUs in consumer gaming, behind the scenes both manufacturers were competing against each for manufacturing capacity with TSMC's lines. It appears that early on in the 7nm line, NVidia lost out as it is rumored their strategy was to use Samsung more only to go back to TSMC when that failed By then TSMC had sold out their capacity to AMD. For their next generation GPUs it appears both NVidia is securing bot...
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Can your loved ones access your passwords?

People didn't used to have to remember passwords. My grandfather passed in 2004, and he kept paper records his entire life. He may have had a few passwords and the like he had to remember, but not many. Now, with much of our activity online, almost everything we need to access has a password. And as cybercriminals get better at cracking these passwords, they need to be longer, more complicated, more arcane, and changed more often. It's beyond our ability to remember all of the passwords...
Tags: Google, Organization, Frugality

Man Sues Teenager's 'Crew of Evil Computer Geniuses' Over Crypto Heist

Cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin sued AT&T over a SIM card attack in 2018 that lost him control over $23 million. Now Bloomberg reports that he's suing the "15-year-old hacker and his crew of 'evil computer geniuses'" behind the attack. (Alternate source) Terpin, the founder and chief executive officer of blockchain advisory firm Transform Group, is suing Ellis Pinsky, now 18, for $71 million under a federal racketeering law that allows for triple damages. "Pinsky and his other cohorts a...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Manhattan, Pinsky, AT T, Irvington New York, Terpin, Michael Terpin, Transform Group, Ellis Pinsky, Terpin Pinsky

Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening

Tesla filed a lawsuit Saturday against Alameda County in an effort to invalidate orders that have prevented the automaker from reopening its factory in Fremont, California. The lawsuit, which seeks injunctive and declaratory relief against Alameda County, was first reported by CNBC. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for California’s Northern District. Earlier Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he was filing a lawsuit against Alameda County and threatened to move its h...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Manufacturing, Nevada, Hyperloop, Cnbc, Musk, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Governor

Richard Stallman Joins Discussion About Changing Emacs' Appearance To Make It More Popular

Emacs "predates Linux, and was once far more popular," writes, while adding that the text editor "has fallen into relative obscurity over the years." Then it reports on a "mega-thread" on the emacs-devel mailing list about how to make Emacs more appealing and attractive to users: The discussion started with a post from "ndame" asking why Emacs is "so square"; the appearance of things like buttons could be improved with rounded corners, they said. Richard Stallman, one of the original au...
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Elon Musk Threatens to Move Tesla's HQ After County Blocks Its Reopening

Saturday Elon Musk announced he'd "immediately" relocate Tesla's headquarters and "future programs" to Texas and Nevada, reports Ars Technica. While California lifted its restrictions on manufacturers and businesses, the county of Alameda (where Tesla is located) says the company's manufacturing plant does not yet meet the county's requirements for safely reopening. "Frankly, this is the final straw," Musk tweeted. Musk also announced his intent to file a lawsuit against Alameda County officia...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, California, Tech, Tesla, Ars Technica, Nevada, Musk, Alameda, FREMONT, Alameda County, Interim Health Officer of Alameda, TechCrunch Alameda

Apple's Greg Joswiak on AirPods Growth: 'It Was Almost Like Wildfire'

Apple's AirPods have been doing better than the company could have ever imagined, Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak said in a new report by Wired. Joswiak notes how the growth of AirPods "was almost like wildfire." Joswiak touched upon Apple's vision for a wireless future. Apple crossed a pivotal point in its push towards a wireless future with the controversial decision to remove the headphone jack from its iPhone lineup beginning in 2016 with the launch of the iPhone ...
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Australia: Google is a publisher and can be sued for defamation - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Google becomes a publisher of the defamatory results that its search engine returns to a user who enters a search query.
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Belkin Criticized For Its Upcoming Bricking of NetCams

A Forbes contributor notes that Belkin abruptly announced the end-of-life for its Wemo NetCams, which will discontinued on May 29 2020. But that's just the beginning... Unlike many other end-of-life announcements which simply render products ineligible for support or upgrades, Belkin is literally pulling the plug on its Cloud service, rendering its NetCam range of home security cameras as useless beige bricks... The question of how Belkin are deliberately bricking their products needs to be ca...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Vlc, Forbes, Belkin, Vladimir Sobolev

C Is Now the Most Popular Programming Language, Claims TIOBE

Charlotte Web writes: Since 2001 the TIOBE Index has been ranking top results for the search query +" programming" on the top 25 search engines. "This month, C moved up past Java and entered the number one position," reports JAXenter. "There's a new number one. (Or, should we say an old number one?)" "Java and C were already very close in April, but this month C surpasses Java again," explains Paul Jansen CEO TIOBE Software. He also points out that the last time C was number one was back in ...
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WHO Is Launching a Coronavirus Symptom Checker App for Countries That Do Not Have One: Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working on launching an app to help people living in countries with limited resources determine if they may have been infected with the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Who, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus, Covid 19

3D Printed N95 Montana Mask Design Released Under GPLv3

Long-time Slashdot reader blackbearnh writes: Since the COVID-19 pandemic has made Personal Protective Equipment worth it's weight in gold, Makers have been trying to help bridge the gap. While sewn masks have been the most common solution, the 3D printing community has been pitching in as well. The Montana Mask has been one of the most popular designs... Thursday, the group Make the Masks announced that the design files and STLs to print the mask have been released under the GNU General Public ...
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Startups Weekly: SEC temporarily loosens crowdfunding regulations on small companies

Editor’s note: Get this weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use every Saturday morning by email (7am PT). Subscribe here. A specific type of small startup has a window to raise crowdfunding in a somewhat less regulated way than normally required in the U.S., based on a temporary set of rule changes by the Securities and Exchange Commission announced this week. Excited yet? The new terms are generally geared towards the millions of mom-and-pop businesses that were the intended re...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, San Francisco, Tech, SEC, Sequoia Capital, Alex, PPP, Robinhood, IVP, Latin America, Brian Chesky, Cto, Securities And Exchange Commission

Apple to Reopen Retail Stores in Switzerland Next Week

Apple will reopen all four retail stores in Switzerland from May 12 at 11:00 a.m., according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Following the planned reopening of all 15 Apple Stores in Germany on May 11, Switzerland is set to follow one day later, reopening all stores in the country. Apple operates four Swiss stores in Zurich, Wallisellen, Geneva, and Basel. ‌Apple Stores‌ in Switzerland will follow similar health and safety guidelines used for reopenings in South Korea, Austria, and Australia. Re...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Germany, Bloomberg, United States, Switzerland, Basel, Apple Store, Mark Gurman, Apple Stores, South Korea Austria, Idaho South Carolina Alabama, Alaska Apple, Zurich Wallisellen Geneva

DxOMark: iPhone 11 Front-Facing Camera 'Decent' but Misses Top 10

DxOMark this week published the results of its in-depth review of the iPhone 11's 12MP front-facing camera. The device delivered "decent performance" and achieved an overall score of 91 points, but failed to make the overall top 10. ‌iPhone 11‌ and iPhone 11 Pro share the same front-facing camera specifications, so the results are similar but with a number of key differences, such as focus distance. The fixed-focus lens of ‌iPhone 11‌ was found to focus slightly closer than the lens on the iP...
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How to liberate doctors from EMRs

We talk a lot in critical care medicine about liberating patients from ventilators. Vents are getting a lot of deserved attention for saving lives in the COVID-19 era. But the machine has downsides that get worse the longer the patient needs it. Because we’re obsessed with taking great care of our patients, we in ICU […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Infectious Disease, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus

Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air

Apple recently updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the $1,299 base model remains a popular alternative to the $999 MacBook Air. To help with your buying decision, read our comparison of the notebooks below. The differences between the base 13-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air are quite nuanced, with each notebook possessing some unique features. What's the Same 13-inch Retina display with 227 pixels per inch and True Tone support Magic Keyboard with reliable scissor switch design Forc...
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Apple's Over-Ear Headphones May Be Called 'AirPods Studio' and Cost $349

Apple's rumored high-end over-ear headphones may be called "AirPods Studio" and retail for $349, according to Jon Prosser of YouTube channel Front Page Tech. In keeping with the successful ‌AirPods‌ brand, the rumored "Studio" over-ear headphones would significantly diversify Apple's ‌AirPods‌ lineup, which last added the in-ear AirPods Pro in October 2019. The supposed price of $349 would place "‌AirPods‌ Studio" as a direct competitor to high-end noise-canceling over-ear headphones from Bos...
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Elon Musk threatens to pull Tesla operations out of California and into Texas or Nevada

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Saturday the company will file a lawsuit against Alameda County and threatened to move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately, escalating a fight between the company and health officials over whether its factory in Fremont can reopen. Tesla had planned to bring back about 30% of its factory workers Friday as part of its reopening plan, defying Alameda County’s stay-at-home order. TechCrunch has reached out to Elon Musk directly. We w...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Usa, Texas, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Nashville, Manufacturing, Nevada, East Coast, Hyperloop

Do Working-From-Home Developers Risk Burning Out?

"Software developers, like everyone else, have had to transition to a work-from-home world," writes InfoWorld. For the users of GitHub, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant changes in work cadence and collaboration, along with an increased risk of burnout, a GitHub study of usage patterns on the Microsoft-owned code sharing site has found." In an "Octoverse spotlight" analysis published May 6, 2020, GitHub compared the first three months of 2020 with the first three months of 2019... GitHub said its ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Github, InfoWorld, COVID

I've been using Apple's new iPhone SE for 2 weeks — here are the best and worst things about it so far (AAPL)

The $400 iPhone SE stands out for its fast performance, compact design, and effective camera. Still, the iPhone SE is lacking some of the camera features found on similarly priced Android rivals. Overall, the phone is best suited for Apple loyalists upgrading from an older device like the iPhone 6S that want something affordable and familiar. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's iPhone SE is unlike any iPhone Apple has released in the past two years. In fact, it looks a...
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Largest Study To Date Finds Hydroxychloroquine Doesn't Help Coronavirus Patients

A new hydroxychloroquine study -- "the largest to date" -- was published Thursday in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. It concluded that Covid-19 patients taking the drug "do not fare better than those not receiving the drug," reports Time: Dr. Neil Schluger, chief of the division of pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine at Columbia, and his team studied more than 1,300 patients admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Irving Medical Center for COVID-...
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Goldman Sachs is going through a huge transformation under CEO David Solomon

The storied investment bank is seeing leadership shakeups under CEO David Solomon and a slew of partner departures.  Goldman has been moving away from high-risk businesses like trading and is making pushes into more stable areas like consumer lending, wealth management, and transaction banking.  There have been big cultural changes, too. Solomon is looking to create a more transparent workplace, while new tech execs are taking cues from Silicon Valley heavy-hitters.  At Business Insider, we ar...
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'Video Vigilante' Arrested After Filming a Hospital's Emergency Ramp

The Boston Herald writes that a "video vigilante faces numerous charges after being arrested outside Massachusetts General Hospital where police say he was recording the emergency ramp at the height of the coronavirus pandemic." schwit1 shares their report: John L. McCullough, 41, was charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace and threats to do bodily harm after police say he refused to stop recording Sunday evening. "I informed him that I could not make him stop filming but I asked him to ...
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Talking Adventure Games with Dave Gilbert

Game designer and publisher Dave Gilbert founded Wadjet Eye Games in 2006.  This interview features conversation about point and click adventure games; digital game development, marketing and publishing; and the relationship between art, passion and real world commerce. Jeffery Klaehn: How did you first become interested in point and click adventure games? Dave Gilbert: I played King’s Quest at a very impressionable age! I typed the word “jump” and I saw Graham actually jump, and I was so blown ...
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Covid-19 : L’engagement techno-progressiste

Tout choc global, que ce soit une guerre, un désastre majeur ou une pandémie, porte en lui les germes d’un changement. La pandémie actuelle créée par le SARS-COV-2 ne fera pas exception compte tenu de son impact. [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
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