Weekend reading: When did you last change your mind?

What caught my eye this week. A key trait as an investor is the ability to change your mind. That’s because we’re all wrong about stuff, all the time. I don’t mean you that should flip stocks on a whim, or pick-and-mix this season’s asset allocation like you’re choosing a t-shirt for the beach. Staying power is crucial, whether you’re a passive investor or you’re chasing market-beating returns for your sins. But being able to change your mind is equally vital. It’s estimated the best stock-pi...
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Mastodon Puts Trump's Social Network On Notice For Improperly Using Its Code

Mastodon has sent former President Donald Trump's company a formal notification that it's breaking the rules by using Mastodon's open-source code to build its social network, named Truth. The Verge reports: This news comes from a blog post by Mastodon's founder Eugen Rochko, but others have previously pointed out that the organization behind Truth, the Trump Media and Technology Group (or TMTG), was violating Mastodon's software license by not providing the source code for the site built on top ...
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The US Government Wants Signal's Private User Data That It Simply Doesn't Have

According to a post on the Signal blog, a federal grand jury in the Central District of California has subpoena'd Signal for a whole pile of user data, like subscriber information, financial information, transaction histories, communications, and more. HotHardware reports: The thing is, the subpoena is moot: Signal simply doesn't have the data to provide. The company can't provide any of the data that the grand jury is asking for because, as the company itself notes, "Signal doesn't have access ...
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The creator of the term 'metaverse' wants people to know he has 'nothing to do' with Facebook's Meta plans

Neal Stephenson Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Author Neal Stephenson said he isn't advising Facebook on its vision for the metaverse. Stephenson coined the term 'metaverse' in his 1992 sci-fi book "Snow Crash." Facebook changed its name to Meta amid scandals stemming from documents leaked by a whistleblower. Facebook changed its name to Meta this week amid a wave of scandals, hoping to distract people with its massive investment in a virtual world that CEO Mark Zuc...
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John Carmack Issues Some Words of Warning For Meta and Its Metaverse Plans

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Oculus consulting CTO John Carmack has been bullish on the idea of "the metaverse" for a long time, as he'll be among the first to point out. But the id Software co-founder spent a good chunk of his wide-ranging Connect keynote Thursday sounding pretty skeptical of plans by the newly rebranded Meta (formerly Facebook) to actually build that metaverse. "I really do care about [the metaverse], and I buy into the vision," Carmack said, before q...
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Hive Ransomware Now Encrypts Linux and FreeBSD Systems

Hive, a ransomware group that has hit over 30 organizations since June 2021, now also encrypts Linux and FreeBSD using new malware variants specifically developed to target these platforms. BleepingComputer reports: However, as Slovak internet security firm ESET discovered, Hive's new encryptors are still in development and still lack functionality. The Linux variant also proved to be quite buggy during ESET's analysis, with the encryption completely failing when the malware was executed with an...
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Sheriff cites an 'overwhelming amount of evidence,' in sexual misconduct case against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple speaks during a news conference at the Albany County Sheriff office after a criminal complaint was filed charging former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with a misdemeanor sex offense of alleged forcible touching of a former executive assistant Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in New Scotland, N.Y. AP Photo/Hans Pennink The former NY governor Andrew Cuomo is the subject of a sexual misconduct investigation. A criminal summons against Cuomo was made public on Thursday...
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US Intelligence Concludes: China Didn't Weaponize COVID-19, Didn't Have Foreknowledge

The head of America's Intelligence Community reports that the U.S. intelligence community "was able to reach broad agreement" on several key issues about the origins of COVID-19. "We judge the virus was not developed as a biological weapon," they announced today. In addition, the U.S. intelligence community report includes a second new assessment: that China's officials "did not have foreknowledge of the virus before the initial outbreak of COVID-19 emerged." Beyond that, they note that mo...
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An Essential Book: Linda Colley, on the origin of written constitutionalism

For the Balkinization symposium on Linda Colley, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World (Liveright, 2021). By any account Linda Colley’s The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World is a remarkable book.  Almost literally every page contains a revelation about the history of that particular political practice called written constitutionalism.  Aristotle, of course, suggested long ago that all ...
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Toyota Unveils Its First All-Electric Car

At an event in Japan today, Toyota unveiled its first all-electric car: the bZ4X. Electrek reports: "bZ" stands for "beyond zero," which is Toyota's latest electrification strategy and a sort of sub-brand for its upcoming electric vehicles, starting with the bZ4X. The electric SUV hasn't been updated much from the concept. It still features some sharp lines and aggressive design. In terms of specs, we finally have more details. Toyota has been clear that every spec it released today is for the J...
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8 ways to troubleshoot when one of your AirPods isn't working

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider If one AirPod isn't working by not connecting or playing audio, there are many possible problems, but they're all easy to check. Some of the simplest troubleshooting steps include switching Bluetooth on and off, making sure both AirPods are evenly charged, and cleaning the speaker mesh. Here are eight things to check if one of your AirPods refuses to connect. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. AirPods are great, except whe...
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Ransomware Has Disrupted Almost 1,000 Schools In the US This Year

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: So far this year, almost 1,000 schools across the country have suffered from a ransomware attack, and in some cases had classes disrupted because of it, according to tallies by Emsisoft, a cybersecurity company that specializes in tracking and investigating ransomware attacks, and another cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Brett Callow, a researcher at Emsisoft shared the list with Motherboard. It includes 73 school districts, comprising 985...
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How to make Google Chrome your default browser on a PC or Mac

AleksandarGeorgiev/Getty Images You can make Google Chrome your default browser on a Mac or PC with a few clicks. Making Google Chrome your default browser means any link you click on will be automatically opened in Chrome. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to its personalized features, Google Chrome offers a few advantages to users who make it their default browser. For example, making Chrome your default browser means that any link you open will be auto...
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Pacific Lingcod, an Omnivorous Fish, Gains and Loses 20 Teeth Each Day

The Pacific lingcod is an ill-tempered, omnivorous fish with a mouth like a messy silverware drawer, its 500-plus teeth arranged haphazardly on two sets of highly mobile jaws. New research, published this month in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, reveals that the Pacific lingcod gains and loses an average of 20 teeth every day. From a report: If humans had the same dental scheme, we'd replace a tooth daily. "Kind of makes braces useless," says Adam Summers, professor of...
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Apple’s explanation for no Face ID on the MacBook Pro is nonsense

I told myself I wouldn’t write anything else about the new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro‘s notch, but it’d help if Apple didn’t keep on giving me reasons to. Okay, this is the last time, for real. When I first saw the notch, like many, I assumed it would have Face ID. The answer, as it turns out, was ‘no’ — the laptop uses boring old Touch ID instead. The unnecessarily large cutout is arguably at least in part a branding decision, especially with rumors circling around that the upcoming MacBook Air...
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Teardown shows details of Apple’s new 140W USB-C charger for 16-inch MacBook Pro

YouTube channel ChargerLAB has shared a video showing the entire teardown process of Apple's 140W USB-C charger.
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Ghost in the Shell’s Tachikoma Completely Mobile in Astonishing “Cosplay”

Ghost in the Shell‘s well-known spider-shaped robot known as the Tachikoma has been effortlessly replicated yet again by the cosplay group “@CosTeam5”, the full-scale mechanical creation even being capable of moving around and having a rider without outside help. @CosTeam5, which is located in Kansai, excel in producing cosplay involving armor or robotics, with their […]
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Best Apple deals and sales for November 2021

Apple fans know how fleeting deals can be, but we've rounded up some great Apple deals for you right here.
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Android 12L: Everything you need to know about the big screen update

Android 12L, the update optimized for big-screen devices, is set to revolutionize how we work on tablets and foldable.
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31 cheap tech gifts under $25, from Bluetooth speakers to smart light bulbs

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. There are plenty of great tech gifts available for under $25. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Tech gifts can be expensive, but there are affordable options out there for shoppers on a budget. Some items under $25 include the Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker, Echo Dot (3rd Gen), and more. For more recommendations, check out all of our gift guides. Tech products make great gifts, but finding one for the right p...
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How to cancel your PlayStation Now subscription

To cancel a PlayStation Now subscription, you'll need to turn off auto-renew. EKKAPHAN CHIMPALEE/Getty Images You can cancel a PlayStation Now subscription online, on the PlayStation app, or on your gaming console. PlayStation Now is a paid subscription service that offers access to a large back catalog of PlayStation games. After your subscription ends, you lose access to all membership features. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. PlayStation Now is a cloud g...
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US stocks rise as investors shrug of tech earnings miss to notch gains for October

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite turned higher Friday, pulling out wins at week's end. Apple and Amazon shares dropped as supply-chain problems hurt quarterly results. But Wall Street's key equity indexes closed high for October. US stocks ended higher Friday, with the S&P 500 pulling out another record high despite downbeat financial updates from tech heavyweights Apple and Amazon, ...
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Apple Watch Series 8: Everything We Know So Far

We're still many months away from the launch of the Apple Watch Series 8, but we're already hearing details about Apple's next-generation wrist-worn device. This guide aggregates everything we know about the Apple Watch Series 8 so far based on rumors. Note that it's still early, so these features have yet to be confirmed. Design and Size Options Little is known about the design of the Apple Watch Series 8 at this point, but it could look similar to the Apple Watch Series 7 as Apple just ...
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How to create a Spotify playlist on desktop or mobile

You can create your own playlists on Spotify no matter what version of the platform you're using. DaniloAndjus/Getty Images You can create a new playlist on the desktop version of Spotify via the left sidebar. You can also create a playlist from within the Spotify mobile app, even if you have a free account. At the bottom of the playlist, Spotify will include suggested songs based on your listening habits. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Creating custom pl...
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Scientists Discover New Phase of Water, Known as 'Superionic Ice,' Inside Planets

Scientists have discovered a new phase of water -- adding to liquid, solid and gas -- know as "superionic ice." The "strange black" ice, as scientists called it, is normally created at the core of planets like Neptune and Uranus. From a report: In a study published in Nature Physics, a team of scientists co-led by Vitali Prakapenka, a University of Chicago research professor, detailed the extreme conditions necessary to produce this kind of ice. It had only been glimpsed once before, when scient...
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How to use Google Chrome's Password Manager to save all your login info for online accounts

Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Google Chrome's Password Manager compiles all of your login credentials for websites in one place. The feature allows you to autofill your username and passwords for saved sites. You can edit or delete your saved passwords in Chrome's Password Manager with a few clicks. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Among its features, Google Chrome has a password manager that creates an archive of passwords for your profiles across variou...
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iFixit actually tore down Apple’s backordered $19 screen cloth

I can’t say I expected there to be more news about Apple’s $19 Screen Polishing cloth, but here we are. Not only has iFixit given it the...
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Why flat-Earthers are a clear and present threat to an AI-powered society

“Fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” Former US President George W Bush. It’s easy to laugh at someone who believes the Earth is flat. Dunking on pro-diseasers (AKA: antivaxxers) has become one of the internet’s favorite sports. And it’s pretty posh by social media standards to ridicule anyone who questions whether the climate-crisis is real. There’s always going to be a small, vocal contingency of people who simply cannot be convinced of a ground truth. Wh...
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Superhero Bits: Danny DeVito Wrote A Penguin Comic, Zack Snyder Had Plans For Riddler & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:Jenna Dwan is staying in the ArrowverseDanny DeVito previews his "Penguin" comic for DC"Spider-Man: Lotus" fan film gets a trailerWe're getting a new "Iron Fist"All that and ...
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