University of Minnesota Researchers Send Apology to Linux Kernel Mailing List

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 would be accepted. Today the professor in charge of that project, as well as two of its researchers, sent an email to the Linux kernel mailing list saying they "sincerely apologize for any harm our research group did to the Li...
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Millions of the Pentagon's Dormant IP Addresses Have Mysteriously Sprung to Life

"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 decades, had been owned by the U.S. military." What happened next was stranger still. The company, Global Resource Systems LLC, kept adding to its zone of control. Soon it had claimed 56 million IP addresses owned by the Pentagon....
Tags: Florida, Washington Post, Tech, Pentagon, Defense Department, The Washington Post, Trump, Slashdot, Goldstein, Doug Madory, Kentik, Defense Digital Service, Brett Goldstein, Global Resource Systems LLC, Global Resource Systems, Russell Goemaere

2020 Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air With Apple M1 Chip And 512GB SSD For $1,099.99 Shipped From Amazon

2020 Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air With Apple M1 Chip And 512GB SSD For $1,099.99 Shipped From Amazon -Automatically save $49.01 off at checkout. This has fantastic 4.8 star ratings from 4,300+ reviews and is the lowest price ever from Amazon. Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance Go […]
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Gillmor Gang: FreeCoin

The current rave about newsletters and so-called or social audio is just the latest version of the story of podcasting. Take the idea that podcasting is experiencing a new wave of popularity and scaffolding. Are you sure? Apple is bent on turning the space into a subscription model, and we’re all going to twist again like we did last summer. Somehow I doubt it. The basic attraction for me is not paying for podcasts. Subscription startups may be an important step forward, but the heart of the ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Video, Tech, Ted, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Gillmor Gang, Kubrick, Beatles, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Gillmor, Tina Chase Gillmor, Substack

mac mini 2014

Just ordered a refurbished mac mini 2014, 1 TB hard drive and 8 GB memory on Amazon. $400 isn't a bad price. You may ask why a 2014 mac mini. I'll tell you (extra points if you catch the reference). 2014 is the most recent mac mini that runs Sierra which is the last version of Mac OS that certain tools I use work with. This is to replace a mac mini that isn't 64 bit compatible, so it will only go up to El Capitan. So the faster machine with a 1 GB Ethernet and 64 bit should be a lot faster...
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Elon Musk Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' on May 8th

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 Musk, the eccentric CEO of Tesla and one of the richest people on the planet. USA Today adds: The coveted slot, usually occupied by British actors like Carey Mulligan or former boy band members like Nick Jonas, is now rese...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Nick Jonas, Nbc, Tech, Tesla, Cnn, Miley Cyrus, Usa Today, Carey Mulligan, Elon Musk Will Host

Soon You May Not Have to Say 'Hey Google' to Get Your Phone's Google Assistant to Listen to You

If you’ve ever wanted your Google Assistant to get moving without having to say, “hey Google,” all the time, you may be getting your wish in the near future.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Science, Technology, Google Search, Smartphones, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Alphabet Inc, Google Assistant, Google Workspace, Technology Internet

Great e-Ink optimized browser, EinkBro

Just found this really nice browser to use with my Max 3. I was using Firefox Lite, but this looks even better from the POV of being lightweight and has the advantage that it's optimized for e-Ink devices. Normally, it should be available from the app store, but it was just suspended recently according to the author: "Google suspended my release this weekend, saying that the App should not ask users to download app from unknown resource. However, in EinkB...
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Work Proceeds on Mitigation Strategies for Global Navigation Satellite System Jamming/Spoofing

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 spoofing use that to cause GNSS receivers to determine incorrect positions. The challenge lies in the observation that the navigation messages can be constructed by bad actors on the ground. Work going on for several years now has ...
Tags: Tech, U S Coast Guard, EE Times, Hees, Septentrio, OSNMA

Unreturned VHS Tape 21 Years Ago Leads to Surprise 'Felony Embezzlement' Charge

"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 Norman, Oklahoma in 1999, according to KOKH-TV. She was charged a year later, in March 2000, after it was not returned, KOKH-TV reported citing documents. McBride was notified about the charge by the Cleveland County Distric...
Tags: Tech, Oklahoma, McBride, KOKH, Norman Oklahoma, Cleveland County District Attorney s Office, Caron McBride, KOKH TV

Building a creator-focused OS

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading.  A week ago TechCrunch covered Pico’s $6.5 million funding round and described it as “a New York startup that helps online creators and media companies make money and manage their customer data.” The Exchange has also covered Pico before, most recently during a mid-2020 dive into the world of indie pub...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, UK, New York, America, San Francisco, Tech, Cms, Kim, Instacart, Coinbase, Bain Capital Ventures, Exchange, Battery Ventures, Anthony Ha

Amazon Canada Deals: Save 53% on Car Vacuum Set + 26% on Ninja Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill + More Offers

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! Amazon Canada has great Deals of The Day, with new deals every day. Also, Amazon Canada has more great deals that include: Get Car Vacuum Set 6 in 1, FRUITEAM Portable Vacuum Cleaner with Inflation and Blowing Function, 110W 12V High-Power Handheld Vacuum, 16.4 Ft Corded Suitable for Cleaning Car Interior, for $9.99, Save 30% off Get Neewer Upgraded 50-in-1 Action Camera Accessory Kit Compatible with GoPro Hero 9 8 Max 7 6 5 Black GoPro 2018 Sessi...
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#634 What Your Customer Now Wants in 2021

Listen to “#634 What Your Customer Now Wants in 2021” on Spreaker.       On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1 with Gordon Henry, starting at 0:00: How will your customers’ wants and needs change again in 2021? Gordon Henry is here to help us stay on top of what your customer now wants and give us an overview of the technology trends coming in 2021 and beyond. SEGMENT 2 with Taylor Backman, starting at 22:30: A small business finds an app they like to do the financial par...
Tags: Apps, Technology, Small Business, Sales, Trends, Resilience, Customer, Intégration, Radio Show, Zoho, Resiliency, Gordon Henry, Small Business Radio Show, Taylor Backman, AT T Business More, Lori Dann

Microsoft Previews 'Rust for Windows'

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 the Twitterverse of Rust devotees sees as a sign that the company is further increasing its favor for their crab-themed language of choice. Of course, this isn't the first we've heard of Microsoft looking to Rust to handle...
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Critical RCE Bug Found in Homebrew Package Manager for macOS and Linux

A recently identified security vulnerability in the official Homebrew Cask repository could have been exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on users' machines that have Homebrew installed. The issue, which was reported to the maintainers on April 18 by a Japanese security researcher named RyotaK, stemmed from the way code changes in its GitHub repository were handled, resulting in a [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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How Faulty Software Landed Dozens of UK Postmasters In Prison

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 said was clear evidence of "bugs, errors or defects" in an IT system. The decision follows a years-long, complex legal battle that could see Britain's Post Office face a huge compensation bill for its failures following the ...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Tech, Post Office, Bbc, Britain, Associated Press, Fujitsu, Appeal Court, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, Britain s Court of Appeals Confirmation, Martin S Slashdot, Nick Read Post Office

ICYMI: Legaltech Week Roundtable for April 23, 2021

In case you missed it, here is the video of yesterday’s Legaltech Week journalist’s roundtable. This week’s top stories: 4:32 ​ – Dating App for Lawyers (Selected by Joe Patrice) 7:22 ​ – SCOTUS Opinion on Fair Use of Coding in Google vs. Oracle (Selected by Joe Patrice) 10:22 ​ – Rocket Lawyer’s $223m investment (Selected by Bob Ambrogi) 18:51 ​ – Mary O’Carroll left Google and stepped down from CLOC after joining legal tech company Ironclad (Selected by Victoria Hudgins) 23:19 ​...
Tags: Google, Europe, Law, Bob Ambrogi, Mary O Carroll, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Niki Black, CLOC, Steve Embry, Legaltech Week, Victoria Hudgins, Legaltech Week Roundtable, XACT, Victor Li Watch

What the MasterClass effect means for edtech

MasterClass, which sells a subscription to celebrity-taught classes, sits on the cusp of entertainment and education. It offers virtual, yet aspirational learning: an online tennis class with Serena Williams, a cooking session with Gordon Ramsay. While there’s the off chance that an instructor might actually talk to you — it has happened before — the platform mostly just offers paywalled documentary-style content. The vision has received attention. MasterClass is raising funding that would value...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Microsoft, Entertainment, India, Funding, US, Toronto, Tech, Fundraising, Dell, Gordon Ramsay, Serena Williams, Edtech, Chess

FULL REVIEW: The Inkpad Color 7.8"

The Pocketbook Inkpad Color has proven itself to me as being a very recommendable color e-ink tablet. I received the unit after waiting weeks to find it in stock somewheres. I had already had experience with the Pocketbook Color device which preceded this 7.8” screen with a smaller and earlier version 6” screen.So, I already suspected the new guy would require a software update. The basic user interface on this Linux-based reader was the same as the earlier one. So I quickly went to settings and...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, PocketBook, Anthony Trollope, Oasis, Gutenberg, InkPad, PocketBook InkPad Color, Dickens Trollope Austen, Kindleworld, Inkpad Color

Comment on classic shortbread by Lindsay Marsh

My husband works for Apple and insists that I watch all the Apple events. This latest one “Spring Loaded” on Tuesday had this bit right at the very end of the Credits where this starts to scroll into view: Ted Lasso’s Secret Shortbread Recipe (Makes about one box) …and then half a line of the first ingredient and it cuts to black! Haha! Such teases! How rude! A guy on the internet deciphered the first ingredient to be “1 1/2 cups / 340 grams cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2 inch pieces plus mor...
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The SEC should do more to make startup equity compensation transparent

Yifat Aran Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. Yifat Aran is a visiting scholar at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an incoming Assistant Professor in Haifa University Faculty of Law. She earned her JSD from Stanford Law School where her dissertation focused on equity-based compensation in Silicon Valley startups. Imagine that you get a job offer at your dream company. You start to negotiate the contract and ever...
Tags: Column, Opinion, Tech, SEC, Silicon Valley, Johnny Mathis, Stanford Law School, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Deniece Williams, Yifat Aran, Haifa University Faculty, Columbia Business Law Review

Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey Argue that Bitcoin Incentivises Renewable Energy

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, tweeted Wednesday that bitcoin "incentivises renewable energy." And Elon Musk responded "True." The BBC adds that the tweets came "despite experts warning otherwise." The cyrptocurrency's carbon footprint is as large as some of the world's biggest cities, studies suggest. But Mr Dorsey claims that could change if bitcoin miners worked hand-in-hand with renewable energy firms. One expert said it was a "cynical attempt to greenwash" bitcoin. Chi...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Tech, Bbc, Square, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, David Gerard, BBC Bitcoin, Elon Musk Jack Dorsey Argue, Bitcoin Incentivises Renewable Energy, ARK Invest Entitled Bitcoin

Security Researcher Dan Kaminsky Has Died

Security researcher Marc Rogers (also a BBC contributor) tweeted this morning "I guess theres no hiding it now. We lost Dan Kaminsky yesterday. One of the brightest lights in infosec and probably the kindest soul I knew. The vacuum he leaves behind is impossible to measure. Please keep speculation to yourself and be respectful of his family and friends." In later tweets, Rogers says he was proud that Kaminsky was his friend, adding "I could literally wrote a book of Dan Kaminsky tales. From sh...
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India orders Twitter, Facebook to take down posts critical of its coronavirus handling

Twitter and Facebook have taken down about 100 posts in India, some of which were critical of New Delhi’s handling of the coronavirus, to comply with an emergency order from the Indian government at a time when South Asian nation is grappling with a globally unprecedented surge in Covid cases. New Delhi made an emergency order to Twitter and Facebook to censor over 100 posts in the country. Twitter disclosed the government order on Lumen database, a Harvard University project. The microblogging ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Harvard University, American Express, New Delhi, Twitter Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Medianama, Twitter Rules, Vinod Kapri, Revanth Reddy, Moloy Ghatak, Vineet Kumar Singh

India orders Twitter and Facebook to take down posts critical of its coronavirus handling

Twitter and Facebook have taken down about 100 posts in India, some of which were critical of New Delhi’s handling of the coronavirus, to comply with an emergency order from the Indian government at a time when South Asian nation is grappling with a globally unprecedented surge in Covid cases. New Delhi made an emergency order to Twitter and Facebook to censor over 100 posts in the country. Twitter disclosed the government order on Lumen database, a Harvard University project. The microblogging ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Harvard University, American Express, New Delhi, Instagram and Twitter, Medianama, Twitter Rules, Vinod Kapri, Revanth Reddy, Moloy Ghatak, Vineet Kumar Singh, Avinash Das

Apple wants to make sure you never lose track of your luggage again

Move over, iPhone: Apple's hottest new gadget is ... a tracking device.
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America's Largest Universal Basic Income Program Yet Proposed By Mayor of Los Angeles

The mayor of Los Angeles is proposing the largest universal income pilot program in America, saying he hopes the program will "light a fire across our nation." Newsweek reports: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed giving a "universal basic income" of $1000 a month to 2,000 poor local families for one year... The program would give 2,000 families below the federal poverty line monthly $1,000 checks for 12 months. The families could then spend the money however they please. Garcetti ...
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How one founder partnered with NASA to make tires puncture-proof and more sustainable

This week’s episode of Found features The SMART Tire Company co-founder and CEO Earl Cole, a one-time Survivor champion whose startup is working with NASA to commercialize some of its space-age tech. Cole won a NASA startup competition seeking entrepreneurs to work with its scientists and researchers on applications of innovations it created for space exploration that could work right here on Earth, helping people while also forming the basis for a commercially-viable business. For Cole, that re...
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Diagnosis and determination: a photojournalist’s life becomes the story

The time stamp on Bill Alkofer’s camera marks the moment his life as a photojournalist started to end. October 19, 2018. 6:53:41 p.m. Alkofer was covering a high school football game for the Orange County Register. He needed to lift the camera over his head for a Hail Mary shot of cheering fans. But his body wouldn’t obey his brain. For weeks he had been noticing weakness in his right arm. “I figured it might be some sort of pinched nerve brought on by 40 years of carrying 40 pounds of camera ge...
Tags: Google, Japan, News, Minnesota, California, Uncategorized, David Letterman, Sport, People, Canada, Soccer, United States, North Dakota, Long Beach, Norway, Volkswagen

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