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  10.            <title>Nvidia Appears To Have A GPU Inventory Problem</title>
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  12.            <description>Reports out of Taiwan now suggest that Nvidia has a gaming GPU inventory problem. An anonymous reader writes: Tech news site SemiAccurate which covers the GPU space pretty closely, and has broken stories like AMD's acquisition of ATI Technologies and Nvidia's Bumpgate, just published an article on why Nvidia has delayed their new gaming GPUs. It seems the Hot Chips 30 agenda cancellation and Jensen's no new GPUs for 'a long time' comment have created enough of a stir to get journalists and industry insiders asking questions. While curiosity amongst all this confusion is natural, I was surprised to discover that people were starting to speculate Nvidia's delay was due to technical issues with their new GPUs. This had never been a concern of mine, and as it turns out, it's clearly not the case. So, what the problem? Nvidia has overestimated pent-up gaming demand and underestimated the impact of declining mining demand.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  21.            <pubDate>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:44:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  24.            <title>Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns Over Relationship With Employee</title>
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  26.            <description>Intel has announced that CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned from the company effective immediately. From a report: CFO Robert Swan is now Intel's interim chief executive officer. "Intel was recently informed that Mr. Krzanich had a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee," the company said in a press release. "An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel's non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers." Krzanich's immediate resignation was accepted to show "that all employees will respect Intel's values and adhere to the company's code of conduct," according to Intel.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  35.            <pubDate>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  38.            <title>Mature Fish Are Found In Deeper Water Because of Humans</title>
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  40.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: When studying populations of a flounder-like North Sea fish called plaice in the early 1900's, a man named Heincke noticed that older, larger fish are found deeper in the water than younger, smaller fish. The same phenomenon was subsequently found for other North Atlantic species like cod, haddock, pollock, and some species of flatfish; it was thus dubbed Heincke's Law and treated as an established fact. Biologists assumed it was ontogenic in nature, meaning that it must be connected to how the fish age and mature.
  41. All the species in which older, bigger fish are found in deeper water have something else in common: we eat them. Could it be, some Canadian scientists wondered, that all the big fish are found in deeper water because we fished them out of shallower water? Apparently (and somewhat astonishingly) this possibility had never been evaluated. And the scientists found that not only could this be the case -- it in fact was. "[T]he researchers added a simulation in which the depth and mass of fish were tied to the rate of mortality by fishing," the report adds. "When set to mimic the actual fishing rate over the two decades spanning the dataset, the model outcomes were consistent with both the new and old fish data. When fishing mortality rates were increased in the model, larger fish moved progressively deeper. And when fishing rates were set to zero in the model, there was no age-related deepening seen at all." The study has been published in the PNAS journal.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  50.            <pubDate>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  53.            <title>Instagram Allows Longer Videos In Challenge To YouTube</title>
  54.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/21/0444242/instagram-allows-longer-videos-in-challenge-to-youtube?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  55.            <description>On Wednesday, Instagram launched a new long-form video portal called IGTV, "marking one of the biggest shifts in the app's history," reports NBC News. The new app will rival YouTube, allowing people to post videos up to one hour in length and start their own channels. One of the key differences between IGTV and YouTube will be the user interface: IGTV will be in the vertical format. From the report: IGTV will be a part of Instagram's explore tab and will also be a standalone app, where people can watch vertical videos from "many hundreds of creators" who Instagram worked with to help populate the platform ahead of the launch. Some accounts have privileges letting them post videos lasting as long as an hour, co-founder Kevin Systrom said.
  56. "Right now, we are focused on building engagement, and right now, there are no ads in IGTV from day one," Systrom said, adding that he sees an opportunity for creators to monetize their followings in the future, similar to how they already can on YouTube. Systrom said IGTV is run by a small team, but noted that the company would be staffing up its moderation team to ensure content on the new platform adheres to Instagram's rules.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  65.            <pubDate>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  68.            <title>Spacecraft Hayabusa2 Returns Photos of Asteroid Prior To Contact</title>
  69.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/2123209/spacecraft-hayabusa2-returns-photos-of-asteroid-prior-to-contact?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  70.            <description>New submitter FranklinWebber writes: Spacecraft Hayabusa2 is approaching its target, asteroid Ryugu, after a three-and-a-half year trip. The Japan Aerospace Exporation Agency (JAXA) has released photos of the asteroid taken from a distance of several hundred kilometers and showing a diamond-shaped object.
  71. Like its predecessor spacecraft a decade ago, Hayabusa2 is designed to collect samples from an asteroid and return them to earth. JAXA explains: "A C-type asteroid, which is a target of Hayabusa2, is a more primordial body than Itokawa [the target of Hayabusa and an S-type], and is considered to contain more organic or hydrated minerals.... we expect to clarify the origin of life by analyzing [samples from Ryugu]."
  72. The Bad Astronomy blog has more discussion of the mission: "The spacecraft will deploy an impactor that will slam a 2.5 kilo piece of copper into the surface at 2 km/sec. This will dig down into the asteroid, revealing material underneath, which can then be analyzed to understand Ryugu's interior."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  81.            <pubDate>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  84.            <title>Facebook Will Harass You Mercilessly If You Try To Break Up</title>
  85.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/21/0419231/facebook-will-harass-you-mercilessly-if-you-try-to-break-up?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  86.            <description>schwit1 shares a summary from PJ Media: Breaking up with Facebook is apparently as difficult as breaking up with a bad boyfriend or girlfriend who won't accept your decision. That's the experience Henry Grabar of Slate had when he stopped signing on. He stopped logging in on June 6 and stayed off Facebook for ten days. He had been a member for over ten years and this was the longest period he had remained off the social network. But Facebook didn't leave him alone. He received 17 email messages in a span of nine days urging him to return. Grabar is not alone in trying to wean himself off Facebook for various reasons. Some do it because they realize it can be a waste of time, while others do it because of the company's inability to protect (or lack of interest in protecting) its members' personal data. The company has mistakenly released data of millions of its members and friends of members to third parties, and many of them have used the data for illicit purposes. While Facebook says they are not losing members, some recent statistics paint a different story. According to a Pew study, only 51 percent of U.S. teenagers use the service now, down from 71 percent in 2015. This was the first time the numbers have fallen. The frequent messages reinforced Grabar's decision to stay off the platform. Some of the messages included photo updates from his friends; liked posts from groups he belonged to; and comments about a news article that was posted to a group he belonged to.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  95.            <pubDate>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  98.            <title>Humans Can Now Correct Robots With Brainwaves</title>
  99.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/228251/humans-can-now-correct-robots-with-brainwaves?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  100.            <description>Researchers at MIT have built a system that allows robots to be corrected through thought and hand gestures. "The system monitors brain activity, determining if a person has noticed an error in the machine's work," reports Popular Mechanics. "If an error is detected, the system reverts over to human control. From that point, all it takes is a flick of the wrist to get the robot back on the right course." From the report: "This work combining EEG and EMG feedback enables natural human-robot interactions for a broader set of applications than we've been able to do before using only EEG feedback. By including muscle feedback, we can use gestures to command the robot spatially, with much more nuance and specificity," says CSAIL Director Daniela Rus, who supervised the work, in a press statement. EEG refers to electroencephalography, a type of biofeedback which uses real-time displays of brain activity to each self-regulation to the brain. EMG feedback refers to electromyography, which is the recording of the electrical activity of muscle tissue.
  101. Earlier brain recognition systems required people to think in highly specific ways to achieve EEG or EMG recognition. What Rus' team realized is that when the human brain recognizes an error, it automatically releases a very specific signal all on its own. These signals are called error-related potentials (ErrPs). When the robotic system notices an ErrP signal in the human brain, it turns the robot over to human control.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  110.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  113.            <title>US Lawmakers Want Google To Reconsider Links To China's Huawei</title>
  114.            <link>https://politics.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/2217246/us-lawmakers-want-google-to-reconsider-links-to-chinas-huawei?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  115.            <description>Some U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have asked Google on Wednesday to reconsider its work with Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, citing security concerns. Reuters reports: In a letter to Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai, the lawmakers said Google recently decided not to renew "Project Maven," an artificial intelligence research partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense. "While we regret that Google did not want to continue a long and fruitful tradition of collaboration between the military and technology companies, we are even more disappointed that Google apparently is more willing to support the Chinese Communist Party than the U.S. military," they wrote. The letter was signed by Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio, Republican Representatives Michael Conaway and Liz Cheney, and Democratic Representative Dutch Ruppersberger.
  116. "Like many U.S. companies, we have agreements with dozens of OEMs (manufacturers) around the world, including Huawei. We do not provide special access to Google user data as part of these agreement, and our agreements include privacy and security protections for use data," she said in an emailed statement.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  125.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  128.            <title>People's Egos Get Bigger After Meditation and Yoga, Says Study</title>
  129.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/2111205/peoples-egos-get-bigger-after-meditation-and-yoga-says-study?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  130.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a study that finds contemporary meditation and yoga practices can actually inflate your ego. Quartz reports: In the paper, published online by University of Southampton and due to be published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers note that Buddhism's teachings that a meditation practice helps overcome the ego conflicts with U.S. psychologist William James's argument that practicing any skill breeds a sense of self-enhancement (the psychological term for inflated self-regard.) There was already a fair bit of evidence supporting William James's theory, broadly speaking, but a team of researchers from University Mannheim in Germany decided to test it specifically in the context of yoga and meditation.
  131. They recruited yoga 93 students and, over a period of 15 weeks, regularly evaluated their sense of self-enhancement. They used several measures to do this. First, they assessed participants' level of self-enhancement by asking how they compared to the average yoga student in their class. (Comparisons to the average is the standard way of measuring self-enhancement.) Second, they had participants complete an inventory that assesses narcissistic tendencies, which asked participants to rate how deeply phrases like "I will be well-known for the good deeds I will have done" applied to them. And finally, they administered a self-esteem scale asking participants whether they agreed with statements like, "At the moment, I have high self-esteem." When students were evaluated in the hour after their yoga class, they showed significantly higher self-enhancement, according to all three measures, than when they hadn't done yoga in the previous 24 hours.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  140.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:03:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  143.            <title>Democrat With Financial Ties To AT&amp;amp;T Guts California's Net Neutrality Law</title>
  144.            <link>https://politics.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/2057222/democrat-with-financial-ties-to-att-guts-californias-net-neutrality-law?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  145.            <description>A Democratic assemblyman with financial ties to AT&amp;amp;T has gutted a new law that would serve as a gold standard for true net neutrality protection across the country. The bill SB 822 is expected to be voted on by the California State Assembly Communications and Conveyance committee on Wednesday, where it would go to the state assembly for a full vote, at which point it would become law if it passes. "But late Tuesday evening, Miguel Santiago, a California assemblyman and chair of the Communications and Conveyance committee, edited the bill to allow for gaping loopholes that benefit the telecommunications industry and make the net neutrality legislation toothless," reports Mashable. From the report: If Santiago doesn't remove his amendments, he would be the first California Democrat to side with the Trump administration to actively destroy net neutrality, according to Fight for the Future (an internet freedoms advocacy organization). Specifically, the amendments undermine net neutrality in a few ways. First, they would allow ISPs to charge any website a fee for people to be able to access it. Next, they would give some content (such as content owned by the provider) preferential treatment on cellular data. That means that some content would eat up cellular data, while others would be free or less impactful to access. There's a high likelihood that privileged content would be created by the network's parent company, since so many telecoms companies like Comcast and, recently, AT&amp;amp;T, now both own the actual content, and the way it's distributed. This loophole makes it likely that people wary about using up the data that they pay for would opt for the content privileged by their telecoms provider, which undermines consumer choice. And finally, Santiago's edits allow for throttling, which means intentionally slowing down content, but with a twist: Instead of slowing down the connection to consumer devices, the data is slowed at the website or service side, affecting everyone trying to access it.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  154.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  157.            <title>Facebook Groups May Soon Charge Monthly Subscription Fees For Access</title>
  158.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/2035225/facebook-groups-may-soon-charge-monthly-subscription-fees-for-access?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  159.            <description>Facebook announced today in a blog post that group administrators can start charging $4.99 to $29.99 a month for exclusive membership in certain groups. "Parenting, cooking, and home cleaning groups will be the first ones to get the new feature as part of an early test," reports The Verge. From the report: As it stands now, free groups will remain intact, but they will soon have the option to launch premium sub-groups. For instance, lifestyle blogger Sarah Mueller's Declutter My Home group is starting an Organize My Home group that costs $14.99 a month to join. And the Grown and Flown Parents group is making a College Admissions group that charges $29.99 for access to college counselors. Facebook says the new feature is so that group admins, who put a lot of time and dedication to growing their communities, can also earn money at the same time. The company also says admins could take the money they earn to create higher-quality content for the group as well, whether that be more posts, videos, or offline meet-ups and events. Facebook reportedly won't be getting a cut of the subscription fees.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  171.            <title>Google, Roku, Sonos To Fix DNS Rebinding Attack Vector</title>
  172.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/2027213/google-roku-sonos-to-fix-dns-rebinding-attack-vector?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  173.            <description>The developer teams from Google Home, Roku TV, and Sonos, are preparing security patches to prevent DNS rebinding attacks on their devices. From a report: Roku has already started deploying updates, while Google and Sonos are expected to deploy patches next month. DNS rebinding is not a new attack vector by any stretch of the imagination. Researchers have known about it since 2007 when it was first detailed in a Stanford research paper. The purpose of a DNS rebinding attack is to make a device bind to a malicious DNS server and then make the device access unintended domains.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  185.            <title>Tesla Sues Employee Alleged To Have Stolen Gigabytes of Data</title>
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  187.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Wednesday, Tesla sued a former employee who worked in its Gigafactory in Nevada, accusing him of stealing trade secrets. The lawsuit appears to be what CEO Elon Musk was referring to recently when he said that production of the Model 3 had been sabotaged. Musk said that there are "more" alleged saboteurs.
  188. According to the civil complaint that was filed in federal court in Nevada, Tesla accused Martin Tripp, who began working in Sparks as a "process technician" in October 2017, of exporting company data: "Tesla has only begun to understand the full scope of Tripp's illegal activity, but he has thus far admitted to writing software that hacked Tesla's manufacturing operating system ("MOS") and to transferring several gigabytes of Tesla data to outside entities. This includes dozens of confidential photographs and a video of Tesla's manufacturing systems."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  197.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  200.            <title>World Trending To Hit 50% Renewables, 11% Coal By 2050: Report</title>
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  202.            <description>Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a new report this week that estimates how electricity generation will change out to 2050. ArsTechnica: The clean energy analysis firm estimates that in a mere 33 years, the world will generate almost 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy, and coal will make up just 11 percent of the total electricity mix. Add in hydroelectric power and nuclear energy, and greenhouse-gas-free electricity sources climb to 71 percent of the world's total electricity generation. The report doesn't offer a terribly bright future for nuclear, however, and after a period of contraction, the nuclear industry's contribution to electricity generation is expected to level off. Instead, falling photovoltaic (PV), wind, and battery costs will cause the dramatic shift in investment, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) notes. "PV and wind are already cheaper than building new large-scale coal or gas plants," the 2018 report says. In addition, BNEF expects that more than $500 billion will be invested in batteries by 2050, with two-thirds of that investment going to installations on the grid and one-third of that investment happening at a residential level.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  211.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:41:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  214.            <title>China Won't Solve the World's Plastics Problem Any More</title>
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  216.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: For a long time, China has been a dumping ground for the world's problematic plastics. In the 1990s, Chinese markets saw that discarded plastic could be profitably recreated into exportable bits and bobs -- and it was less expensive for international cities to send their waste to China than to deal with it themselves. China got cheap plastic and the exporting countries go rid of their trash. But in November 2017, China said enough. The country closed its doors to contaminated plastic, leaving the exports to be absorbed by neighboring countries like Vietnam, South Korea, and Thailand. And without the infrastructure to absorb all the waste that China is rejecting, the plastics are piling up. Between now and 2030, 111 million metric tons of trash -- straws, bags, water bottles -- will have nowhere to go, according to a paper published in Science Advances on Wednesday. That's as if every human on Earth contributed a quarter of their body mass in mostly single-use plastic polymers to a massive, abandoned pile of garbage.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  225.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  228.            <title>Oxford English Dictionary Extends Hunt For Regional Words Around the World</title>
  229.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/1922200/oxford-english-dictionary-extends-hunt-for-regional-words-around-the-world?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  230.            <description>The Oxford English Dictionary is asking the public to help it mine the regional differences of English around the world to expand its record of the language, with early submissions ranging from New Zealand's "munted" to Hawaii's "hammajang." From a report: Last year, a collaboration between the OED, the BBC and the Forward Arts Foundation to find and define local English words resulted in more than 100 new regional words and phrases being added to the dictionary, from Yorkshire's "ee bah gum" to the north east's "cuddy wifter," a left-handed person. Now, the OED is widening its search to English speakers around the world, with associate editor Eleanor Maier calling the early response "phenomenal," as editors begin to draft a range of suggestions for inclusion in the dictionary. These range from Hawaii's "hammajang," meaning "in a disorderly or shambolic state," to the Scottish word for a swimming costume, "dookers" or "duckers," and New Zealand's "munted," meaning "broken or wrecked." The OED is also looking to include the word "chopsy," a Welsh term for an overly talkative person; "frog-drowner," which Americans might use to describe a torrential downpour of rain; "brick", which means "very cold" to residents of New Jersey and New York City; and "round the Wrekin", meaning "in a lengthy or roundabout manner" in the Midlands. The dictionary has already found that, depending on location, a picture hanging askew might be described as "agley," "catawampous," "antigodlin" or "ahoo" by an English speaker, while a loved one could be called a "doy," "pet," "dou-dou," "bubele," "alanna" or "babber."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  239.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:21:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  242.            <title>Some Rivers Are So Drug-Polluted, Their Eels Get High on Cocaine</title>
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  244.            <description>Joshua Rapp Learn, reporting for National Geographic: Critically endangered eels hyped up on cocaine could have trouble making a 3,700-mile trip to mate and reproduce -- new research warns. And while societies have long grappled with ways to cope with the use of illicit drugs, less understood are the downstream effects these drugs might have on other species after they enter the aquatic environment through wastewater. So, in the name of research, scientists pushed cocaine on European eels in labs for 50 days in a row, in an effort to monitor the effects of the experience on the fish. European eels have complex life patterns, spending 15 to 20 years in fresh or brackish water in European waterways before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to spawn in the Sargasso Sea just east of the Caribbean and the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. While the eels are also farmed for food, the wild population is considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature due to dams and other waterway changes that block their migrations, overfishing, and different types of water pollution. The eels are vulnerable to trace concentrations of cocaine, particularly in their early lives, according to the researchers of a study published in Science of the Total Environment.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  253.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:41:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  256.            <title>FTC Will Examine Tech Platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon as Part of Competition Review</title>
  257.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/1756235/ftc-will-examine-tech-platforms-like-google-facebook-and-amazon-as-part-of-competition-review?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  258.            <description>The Federal Trade Commission will examine the questions surrounding powerful tech platforms like Google and Facebook as part of a review of consumer and competition policy issues beginning later this year. From a report: Hearings into these issues, announced by FTC Chairman Joe Simons on Wednesday, could help frame the agency's actions with regards to tech going forward. Simons indicated his examination of tech platforms would be broad and a major part of the review. "It's the network effects," he told reporters on Wednesday. "It's the fact that they're two-sided platforms. It's the interaction between privacy and competition. And it's all new, so it makes it very appropriate to have this be the subject of hearings and for us to get input on that."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  267.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:02:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  270.            <title>Another Universal Basic Income Experiment is Underway, This Time in Canada</title>
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  272.            <description>Lindsay, a compact rectangle amid the lakes northeast of Toronto, is at the heart of one of the world's biggest tests of a guaranteed basic income. Technology Review: In a three-year pilot funded by the provincial government, about 4,000 people in Ontario are getting monthly stipends to boost them to at least 75 percent of the poverty line. That translates to a minimum annual income of $17,000 in Canadian dollars (about $13,000 US) for single people, $24,000 for married couples. Lindsay has about half the people in the pilot -- some 10 percent of the town's population. The report outlines that the Canadian province's vision for a basic income -- and the underlying experiment -- differs from that of the one we have seen in Silicon Valley. The report continues: The Canadians are testing it as an efficient antipoverty mechanism, a way to give a relatively small segment of the population more flexibility to find work and to strengthen other strands of the safety net. That's not what Silicon Valley seems to imagine, which is a universal basic income that placates broad swaths of the population. The most obvious problem with that idea? Math. Many economists concluded long ago that it would be too expensive, especially when compared with the cost of programs to create new jobs and train people for them. That's why the idea didn't take off after tests in the 1960s and '70s. It's largely why Finland recently abandoned a basic-income plan after a small test.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  281.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:23:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  284.            <title>Submarine Cables Could be Repurposed as Earthquake Detectors</title>
  285.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/1647219/submarine-cables-could-be-repurposed-as-earthquake-detectors?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  286.            <description>In a paper published in Science, Giuseppe Marra, of Britain's National Physical Laboratory (NPL), proposes to shine a little light into the oceans by co-opting infrastructure built for an entirely different purpose. From a report: Dr Marra and his colleagues hope to use the planet's 1m-kilometre network of undersea fibre-optic cables, which carry the internet from continent to continent (see map), as a giant submarine sensor. Dr Marra is particularly interested in earthquakes. The dry bits of the planet are well-stocked with seismographs. The oceans are much less well covered, with only a handful of permanent sensors on the sea floor. This means that many small earthquakes go unrecorded because the vibrations they cause are too mild to be picked up by distant land-based sensors. The genesis of the idea is a good example of the way in which advances in one field of science can lead to new developments in other, apparently unrelated fields.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  295.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:48:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  298.            <title>San Francisco's City-Wide Fiber Internet Plan is Delayed, Future in Doubt</title>
  299.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/160240/san-franciscos-city-wide-fiber-internet-plan-is-delayed-future-in-doubt?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  300.            <description>San Francisco's plan to build a city-wide gigabit fiber Internet service won't go forward this year, as city officials decided they need to do more research before asking voters to approve a ballot initiative. From a report: The universal broadband project "has suffered a setback as outgoing Mayor Mark Farrell will not place a tax measure on the November ballot to fund the project before he leaves office in the coming weeks," the San Francisco Examiner reported Sunday. The deadline for Farrell to submit the ballot initiative passed yesterday. In January, the city issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to find companies that are qualified to build the network. After examining the submissions, the city named three entities (Bay City Broadband Partners, FiberGateway, and Sonic Plenary SF Fiber) as "pre-qualified bidders."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  309.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  312.            <title>Researchers Invent a Way to Speed Intel's 3D XPoint Computer Memory</title>
  313.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/1529228/researchers-invent-a-way-to-speed-intels-3d-xpoint-computer-memory?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  314.            <description>Memory modules using Intel's 3D XPoint technology are on their way, and researchers in North Carolina have already figured out how to make them better. New submitter mnemotronic writes: At the 45th ICSA (International Symposium on Computer Architecture), a group of researchers from North Carolina State University led by Prof. Yan Solihin proposed a method called lazy consistency to speedup write operations to 3d XPoint memory. XPoint, developed by Intel and Micron, is non-volatile, cheaper and denser than DRAM but requires more power and writing takes longer. The method proposed reduces write overhead times from 9% to 1% by incorporating a checksum to the cache memory system. The researchers were not able to verify their approach on actual XPoint memory, as those products only recently started sampling. They tested using simulations and DRAM and plan to verify when Intel's modules become more widely available.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  323.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  326.            <title>EU Takes First Step in Passing Controversial Copyright Law That Could 'Censor the Internet'</title>
  327.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/1444221/eu-takes-first-step-in-passing-controversial-copyright-law-that-could-censor-the-internet?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  328.            <description>The European Union has taken the first step in passing new copyright legislation that critics say will tear the internet apart. From a report: This morning, the EU's Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) voted in favor of the legislation, called the Copyright Directive. Although most of the directive simply updates technical language for copyright law in the age of the internet, it includes two highly controversial provisions. These are Article 11, a "link tax," which would force online platforms like Facebook and Google to buy licenses from media companies before linking to their stories; and Article 13, an "upload filter," which would require that everything uploaded online in the EU is checked for copyright infringement. (Think of it like YouTube's Content ID system but for the whole internet.) EU lawmakers critical of the legislation say these Articles may have been proposed with good intentions -- like protecting copyright owners -- but are vaguely worded and ripe for abuse.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  337.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  340.            <title>AMC is Creating a Rival Service To MoviePass</title>
  341.            <link>https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/1322245/amc-is-creating-a-rival-service-to-moviepass?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  342.            <description>AMC said on Wednesday it is creating a VIP tier of its loyalty program, a subscription movie theater pass called AMC Stubs A-List, which will allow users to see three movies a week in AMC theaters for $20 a month. From a report: The offering rivals that of MoviePass, a subscription movie service with longstanding tensions in negotiating pricing and theater distribution agreements with AMC. Tensions between AMC and MoviePass had gotten so bad that last year that AMC said it would try to block MoviePass. MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe told Axios in an interview in January that MoviePass brought in 1 million tickets for AMC in December alone. Like MoviePass, the AMC subscription will let users see a certain number of films for a monthly flat fee, but will only be viewable in AMC theaters.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  351.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  354.            <title>Uber Tests Cheaper Fares For Riders Who Are Willing To Wait Longer</title>
  355.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/064237/uber-tests-cheaper-fares-for-riders-who-are-willing-to-wait-longer?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  356.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: The ride-hailing company has started testing a feature that gives riders the option to trade a shorter wait for a cheaper fare. "Prices are lower at 17:00," Uber recently advised an Uber employee who requested a ride in Berkeley, California, and tweeted a screenshot of the feature. The image showed the Uber employee that he could request a ride "now" (4:56pm local time) for $10.18, or wait until 5pm and pay $8.15, about 25% less. "If you're OK leaving later, we'll request your ride at 17:00 for a lower price," Uber's app stated.
  357. The option to wait longer in exchange for a cheaper ride is being tested among all Uber employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles, a company spokeswoman told Quartz in an email. "Affordability is a top reason riders choose shared rides, and we're internally experimenting with a way to save money in exchange for a later pickup," she said.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  366.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  369.            <title>Urgent Needs To Prepare For Manmade Virus Attacks, Says US Government Report</title>
  370.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/06/20/0221217/urgent-needs-to-prepare-for-manmade-virus-attacks-says-us-government-report?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  371.            <description>A major U.S. government report warns that advances in synthetic biology now allow scientists to have the capability to recreate dangerous viruses from scratch; make harmful bacteria more deadly; and modify common microbes so that they churn out lethal toxins once they enter the body. The Guardian reports: In the report, the scientists describe how synthetic biology, which gives researchers precision tools to manipulate living organisms, "enhances and expands" opportunities to create bioweapons. "As the power of the technology increases, that brings a general need to scrutinize where harms could come from," said Peter Carr, a senior scientist at MIT's Synthetic Biology Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  372. The report calls on the U.S. government to rethink how it conducts disease surveillance, so it can better detect novel bioweapons, and to look at ways to bolster defenses, for example by finding ways to make and deploy vaccines far more rapidly. For every bioweapon the scientists consider, the report sets out key hurdles that, once cleared, will make the weapons more feasible. The Guardian references a case 20 years ago where geneticist Eckard Wimmer recreated the poliovirus in a test tube. Earlier this year, a team at the University of Alberta built an infectious horse pox virus. "The virus is a close relative of smallpox, which may have claimed half a billion lives in the 20th century," reports The Guardian. "Today, the genetic code of almost any mammalian virus can be found online and synthesized."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  381.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  384.            <title>OpenBSD Disables Intel CPU Hyper-Threading Due To Security Concerns</title>
  385.            <link>https://bsd.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2327212/openbsd-disables-intel-cpu-hyper-threading-due-to-security-concerns?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  386.            <description>The OpenBSD project announced today plans to disable support for Intel CPU hyper-threading due to security concerns regarding the theoretical threat of more "Spectre-class bugs." Bleeping Computer reports: Hyper-threading (HT) is Intel's proprietary implementation of Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT), a technology that allows processors to run parallel operations on different cores of the same multi-core CPU. The feature has been added to all Intel CPUs released since 2002 and has come enabled by default, with Intel citing its performance boost as the main reason for its inclusion.
  387. But today, Mark Kettenis of the OpenBSD project, said the OpenBSD team was removing support for Intel HT because, by design, this technology just opens the door for more timing attacks. Timing attacks are a class of cryptographic attacks through which a third-party observer can deduce the content of encrypted data by recording and analyzing the time taken to execute cryptographic algorithms. The OpenBSD team is now stepping in to provide a new setting to disable HT support because "many modern machines no longer provide the ability to disable hyper-threading in the BIOS setup."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  388. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=OpenBSD+Disables+Intel+CPU+Hyper-Threading+Due+To+Security+Concerns%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2K34hPc"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  396.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  399.            <title>GitHub, Medium Remove Public ICE Employee Data Repository</title>
  400.            <link>https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2332240/github-medium-remove-public-ice-employee-data-repository?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  401.            <description>owenferguson shares a report from Obscene Works: Medium.com and GitHub have today quashed the release of a set of data comprising of all the ICE employees who openly list themselves on LinkedIn.com. All the data released was gathered from publicly listed LinkedIn profiles. The data was assembled by Sam Lavigne of http://lav.io/ and was published as a repository on GitHub, and announced via an article on Medium.com.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  410.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  413.            <title>Bumbling Hacker 'Bitcoin Baron' Sentenced To 20 Months In Prison</title>
  414.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2157252/bumbling-hacker-bitcoin-baron-sentenced-to-20-months-in-prison?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  415.            <description>An anonymous reader writes: "A hacker once considered 'the Internet's most inept criminal' received on Monday a prison sentence of 20 months in prison for launching DDoS attacks against the city of Madison, Wisconsin -- attacks which caused delays and outages to various municipality services, including its 911 emergency call center," reports Bleeping Computer. He was sentenced for this attack in particular, part of a plea deal, but his attacks span over two years. The hacker, Randall Charles Tucker, 23, known as Bitcoin Baron, never bothered hiding his attacks, advertised them on Twitter, and used public chats and Skype to brag about his deeds. According to a timeline of events, Tucker carried out all of these hacks -- most of which were downright silly -- as a way to boost his reputation before going to jail for stabbing his father with a prison knife. The plan backfired when authorities linked him to the hacks and received another 20 months in prison on top of the original 18 months.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  424.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:50:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  427.            <title>New 'Tent' Assembly Line Is 'Way Better' Than Conventional Factory, Says Tesla CEO</title>
  428.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2144245/new-tent-assembly-line-is-way-better-than-conventional-factory-says-tesla-ceo?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  429.            <description>A few days ago, Elon Musk announced a "new general assembly line" made with "minimal resources." As Ars Technica reports, this new tented facility "is seemingly the first phase of an entirely new building, dubbed 'Factory 2.0.'" From the report: The tent is easily visible from the nearby Warm Springs BART station platform. When Ars visited on Monday afternoon, there appeared to be cranes and forklifts moving around the site. We could not easily see inside the long white temporary structure, but there did not appear to be any newly completed vehicles rolling off the lines in the adjacent parking lot. Still, one automotive expert that Ars spoke with said that a new temporary manufacturing facility on the same site as conventional automotive factories was unprecedented in the industry. Dave Sullivan, an analyst with Auto Pacific, told Ars that he wondered what was wrong with Tesla's existing facilities, if Musk decided the company needed more capacity. "It's almost a sign of desperation," he said. "It's a sprint to be profitable in the third quarter." Ars notes that "each tent is 53-feet-high by 150-feet-long -- there seem to be several connected in a long line, mounted with aluminum framing." In a tweet, Musk said: "It's actually way better than the factory building. More comfortable &amp;amp; a great view of the mountains."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  438.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:10:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  441.            <title>Square Obtains New York State Cryptocurrency License</title>
  442.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2127242/square-obtains-new-york-state-cryptocurrency-license?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  443.            <description>The payment company Square has obtained a license to offer New York state residents the ability to buy and sell bitcoin through its Cash App, the company announced on Monday. "This makes Square the ninth firm to have obtained a so-called 'BitLicense' by the New York State Department of Financial Services," reports Reuters. From the report: To grant the license, the financial watchdog conducted a comprehensive review of Square's app, including its anti-money laundering, anti-fraud and cybersecurity policies, NYDFS said in statement. Square also holds a money-transmitter license from NYDFS. The San Francisco-based company, best known for selling a device that enables small businesses to accept credit card payments easily, first enabled bitcoin purchases on its app in other states in January.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  452.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  455.            <title>Portland Kicks Off Smart City Initiative With Traffic Sensor Safety Project</title>
  456.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/217236/portland-kicks-off-smart-city-initiative-with-traffic-sensor-safety-project?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  457.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Portland, Oregon officials claim its city has some of the best bike data in the United States -- data revealing how many people ride bicycles, where they're going and what streets they're using. Their collection of that data, however, has been as low-tech as it gets: city staffers and volunteers stand out on street corners for two hours at a time and count. Now, the city is aiming for more comprehensive, accurate data collection with the installation of 200 sensors installed on street lights on three of Portland's deadliest streets: Southeast Division St., SE Hawthorne Blvd. and 122nd St.
  458. The Traffic Sensor Safety Project, for a price tag of just over $1 million, represents the first major milestone for the Smart City PDX initiative. It relies on GE's Current CityIQ sensors, which are powered with Intel IoT technology and use AT&amp;amp;T as the data carrier. GE, Intel and AT&amp;amp;T have already worked together to deploy smart streetlight sensors in San Diego.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  467.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:10:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  470.            <title>T-Mobile and Sprint Ask For Merger Approval</title>
  471.            <link>https://mobile.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2042248/t-mobile-and-sprint-ask-for-merger-approval?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  472.            <description>According to documents filed Monday, T-Mobile and Sprint have formally asked the FCC to approve their proposed merger. Axios reports: In their filing, the companies said that the deal would "generate substantial public interest benefits for the customers of T-Mobile and Sprint and for U.S. wireless customers as a whole, and do not give rise to any competitive harms." "The merger unlocks the door to new broadband choices and capabilities for consumers across the country while accelerating the arrival of transformative 5G services that will produce innovation, jobs, and economic growth for our country," the companies said. Basically, the two companies have to prove to the FCC that the deal benefits consumers, and avoid antitrust concerns currently being investigated by the Department of Justice.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  481.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  484.            <title>Uber 'Neglected' Simulation Testing For Its Autonomous Vehicles, Says Report</title>
  485.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2054243/uber-neglected-simulation-testing-for-its-autonomous-vehicles-says-report?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  486.            <description>According to a report from The Information, Uber allegedly "neglected" simulation testing for its autonomous vehicles. "The publication's sources claim that there was a dearth of investment in the simulation software, and lots of incompatible code between the autonomous vehicle software and simulation software Uber is developing internally," reports Engadget. "However, the sources said there isn't a direct link between the lack of investment and the fatal accident involving one of Uber's autonomous taxis and a pedestrian." From the report: It's worth noting that the Unreal Engine-powered simulation software is still relatively new. The Information writes that the suite wasn't developed until after self-driving project lead Anthony Levandowski was fired mid-2017. To add insult to injury, initially, there were also differences in pay between simulation engineers and other engineers in the department. The end goal was to release a self-driving car in Arizona this year, codenamed "Roadrunner," to compete with Waymo's offering just outside of Phoenix.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  495.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:50:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  498.            <title>Facebook Ordered To Explain Deleted Profile</title>
  499.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2031229/facebook-ordered-to-explain-deleted-profile?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  500.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Facebook has been ordered by a UK high court judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician and his band, six months after he died. The Times reports that the firm said it had acted on a request but had declined to reveal to the family who had instructed it. Mirza Krupalija's partner Azra Sabados says she is certain that it was not a family member or friend. She said losing his posts and messages felt like losing him "a second time." Mr Krupalija, who lived in Sarajevo, suffered a fatal heart attack just after his 57th birthday in 2016. Ms Sabados said she spent a year talking to Facebook before pursuing legal action.
  501. Ms Sabados' lawyer Greg Callus from the law firm 5BR confirmed to the BBC that Facebook is now required to provide the details under what is legally known as a Norwich Pharmacal Order -- where Facebook is innocent but may have information about a third party who could be involved in wrongdoing. The firm will have 21 days to respond.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  510.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:10:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  513.            <title>China-based Campaign Breached Satellite Operators, Defense Contractors and Telecommunications ...</title>
  514.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/213245/china-based-campaign-breached-satellite-operators-defense-contractors-and-telecommunications-companies-in-us-symantec?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  515.            <description>A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday. Reuters: Symantec said the effort appeared to be driven by national espionage goals, such as the interception of military and civilian communications. Such interception capabilities are rare but not unheard of, and the researchers could not say what communications, if any, were taken. More disturbingly in this case, the hackers infected computers that controlled the satellites, so that they could have changed the positions of the orbiting devices and disrupted data traffic, Symantec said. "Disruption to satellites could leave civilian as well as military installations subject to huge [real world] disruptions," said Vikram Thakur, technical director at Symantec. "We are extremely dependent on their functionality." Satellites are critical to phone and some internet links as well as mapping and positioning data. Symantec, based in Mountain View, California, described its findings to Reuters exclusively ahead of a planned public release. It said the hackers had been removed from infected systems.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  524.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  527.            <title>Amazon Brings Alexa To Hotels</title>
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  529.            <description>Amazon is finally bringing Alexa to the hotel room. The e-commerce giant announced Tuesday the launch of Alexa for Hospitality, a specialized version of the voice assistant that integrates into popular hotel software systems for guest services. From a report: Housed inside of an Echo device, Alexa for Hospitality is functionally identical to the Alexa used in homes, except tailored to a hotel's service options. Guests can tell Alexa to order room service, book a spa appointment, call for housekeeping, provide directions, or play music in their room, for example. On the privacy side, Amazon said hotels will not have access to voice recordings of Alexa interactions or responses, and recordings of Alexa commands are remotely wiped when the guest checks out of the hotel. However, hotels can use Alexa for Hospitality to "measure engagement through analytics and adapt services based on guest feedback," Amazon said. Alexa for Hospitality is available to hotels, vacation rentals, and other hospitality providers starting today, with Marriott International signed up to deploy the service across its hotel portfolio this summer.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  538.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:50:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  541.            <title>5 Star Trek Shows in Development, 1 Could Star Patrick Stewart, Reports Say</title>
  542.            <link>https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/2010253/5-star-trek-shows-in-development-1-could-star-patrick-stewart-reports-say?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  543.            <description>An anonymous reader writes: In the wake of shocking allegations against Star Trek: Discovery's showrunners, producer Alex Kurtzman recently took over the role of showrunning the latest Trek series' sophomore season. But according to multiple reports today, he's just signed a new deal with CBS that could usher in multiple new Star Trek shows. Variety reports that Kurtzman has inked a $25 million deal with CBS as part of a five-year plan to bring more Trek shows to TV in the wake of Discovery's success. According to the site, five series are currently in early development: A teen-oriented series set at Starfleet Academy from Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, the duo behind the recent Dynasty reboot and Marvel's Runaways adaptation. A limited series with a currently confidential plot. A limited series based around the beloved character Khan, from the original Star Trek and the classic film The Wrath of Khan -- something that's been rumored for a while as being spearheaded by Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer. An animated series with another currently confidential plot.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  552.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:11:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  555.            <title>Cord-cutting Report: Streaming Services Will Be 25% of the Pay-TV market by 2023</title>
  556.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/1933228/cord-cutting-report-streaming-services-will-be-25-of-the-pay-tv-market-by-2023?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  557.            <description>UBS is increasing its outlook for streaming TV services such as Sling TV and DirecTV Now, estimating that such services will make up 25% of the pay-TV market in five years. Meanwhile, USB expects traditional TV subscriptions to decline 4.1% over the next year alone. From the report: Here are some other takeaways from UBS's report: Although Google hasn't disclosed subscriber numbers for YouTube TV, UBS estimates that the service has 750,000 subscribers after one year. That would put it just behind Hulu (800,000 subscribers), which launched around the same time. Sling TV remains in the lead with 2.3 million subscribers after three years, and DirecTV Now is catching up with 1.5 million subscribers in 16 months. PlayStation Vue still has just 700,000 subscribers after three years. A survey by UBS found that one in three respondents were likely or very likely to subscribe to a streaming TV bundle. (Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV were the top two potential picks among these respondents, suggesting that they'll play catch up with their rivals over time.)&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  566.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  569.            <title>White House Issues Strategies To Combat Growing Orbital Debris Risks</title>
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  571.            <description>White House space officials have explicitly ruled out international treaties to combat hazards from orbital debris, even as they roll out strategies to revamp U.S. responses to the growing problem. From a report: President Donald Trump on Monday signed a directive formally establishing the Department of Commerce as the lead agency in providing collision-risk data to commercial satellite operators. The order, as expected, also calls for stepped-up efforts to develop voluntary industry standards covering satellite construction, orbit locations, and de-orbit plans -- all intended to reduce collision risks posed by aging satellites and thousands of pieces of debris circling the earth. Mr. Trump said the changes, among others he is championing, aim to ensure that "America will always be first in space" in both military and commercial arenas. The Pentagon will continue to maintain the central catalog of orbiting spacecraft and debris posing potential hazards to U.S. government and private satellites. But commerce department officials will have the authority to pass on that information to the industry, combined with data gathered from private or foreign government sources. Further reading: President Trump Directs Pentagon To Create New 'Space Force' Military Branch.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  580.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:10:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  583.            <title>Bricked iPhones With 'Error 53' Just Cost Apple $6.7 Million in Australia</title>
  584.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/1727230/bricked-iphones-with-error-53-just-cost-apple-67-million-in-australia?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  585.            <description>Apple has been hit with an AUS $9 million ($6.7 million) fine for misleading customers in Australia. More than two years ago Apple started to "brick" iPhones that had been fixed at non-authorized third-party repairers, generating an Error 53. From a report: Apple admitted to intentionally preventing certain repaired iPhones and iPads from working for security reasons, but later apologized and issued a fix. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sued Apple for "misleading or deceptive conduct," and now an Australian court has hit the iPhone-maker with a multi-million dollar fine.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  594.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  597.            <title>BitTorrent is Selling For $140M To Justin Sun and Tron</title>
  598.            <link>https://slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/1659240/bittorrent-is-selling-for-140m-to-justin-sun-and-tron?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  599.            <description>BitTorrent, an early mover (and currently the largest player) in decentralised computing architecture to distribute and store data, is being sold for $140 million in cash to Justin Sun and his blockchain media startup Tron, TechCrunch has learned. From a report: Variety yesterday reported that a sale of the company to Sun closed last week, without naming a price, following rumors that circulated for at least a month that the two were in negotiations. Shareholders have now been sent the paperwork to sign off on the deal, and that has detailed the $140 million price. Some are, we understand, still disputing the terms, as more than one person claims to have made the introduction between Sun and BitTorrent. A source says it's unlikely that the disputes will actually kill the acquisition, given how long BitTorrent has been looking for a buyer. BitTorrent most recently said it has about 170 million users of its products.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  608.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  611.            <title>Verizon To End Location Data Sales To Brokers</title>
  612.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/1621247/verizon-to-end-location-data-sales-to-brokers?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  613.            <description>Verizon is pledging to stop sales through intermediaries of data that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. From the report: It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has allowed outsiders to track wireless devices without their owners' knowledge or consent. Verizon, the nation's largest mobile carrier measured by subscribers, said that about 75 companies have obtained its customer data from two little-known California-based brokers that it supplies directly -- LocationSmart and Zumigo. The company made its disclosure in a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who has been probing the phone location-tracking market. Last month, Wyden revealed abuses in the lucrative but loosely regulated field involving Securus Technologies and its affiliate 3C Interactive. Verizon says their contract was approved only for the location tracking of outside mobile phones called by prison inmates. After a thorough review of its program, Verizon notified LocationSmart and Zumigo, both privately held, that it intends to "terminate their ability to access and use our customers' location data as soon as possible," wrote Verizon's chief privacy officer, Karen Zacharia.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  622.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:11:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  625.            <title>Google Has A New Podcast App. It Also Hopes To Diversify Podcasting.</title>
  626.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/1532238/google-has-a-new-podcast-app-it-also-hopes-to-diversify-podcasting?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  627.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: Google now has its own podcast app called, well, Google Podcasts, and if you have an Android phone, you can head over to the Play Store and get it right now. Google Podcasts does most things you would expect a podcast app to do. It lets you subscribe to and download podcasts; it learns from your listening history and suggests new ones you might like; and, if you're a podfaster, it lets you speed shows up. Most of these have been things you can already do right from within the Google app on your Android phone -- but now you get a shiny new app to do it with. For Google, the app represents an ambitious goal: to double worldwide podcast listenership. [...] Google is working with an independent global advisory board and industry experts to bring in more creators from underrepresented backgrounds such as women, people of color, and people from other countries into podcasting. Other players in the space such as Spotify and WNYC have already made efforts to spotlight these voices in the podcasting ecosystem. As part of this new program, Google will create curriculums to teach people podcasting basics, develop training programs, and also lower barriers to entry by helping out with equipment like microphones. Details about the program and specific plans to diversify outreach were not yet available. Google says it currently has no plans to release the podcast app to Apple's App Store.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  636.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:33:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  639.            <title>New IBM Robot Holds Its Own In a Debate With a Human</title>
  640.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/1454250/new-ibm-robot-holds-its-own-in-a-debate-with-a-human?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  641.            <description>PolygamousRanchKid shares a report: The human brain may be the ultimate super computer, but artificial intelligence is catching up so fast, it can now hold a substantive debate with a human, according to audience feedback. IBM's Project Debater made its public debut in San Francisco Monday afternoon, where it squared off against Noa Ovadia, the 2016 Israeli debate champion and in a second debate, Dan Zafrir, a nationally renowned debater in Israel. The AI is the latest grand challenge from IBM, which previously created Deep Blue, technology that beat chess champion Garry Kasparov and Watson, which bested humans on the game show Jeopardy. In its first public outing, Project Debater turned out to be a formidable opponent, scanning the hundreds of millions of newspaper and journal articles in its memory to quickly synthesize an argument on a topic and position it was assigned on the spot. "Project Debater could be the ultimate fact-based sounding board without the bias that often comes from humans," said Arvind Krishna, director of IBM Research. An audience survey taken before and after each debate found that Project Debater better enriched the audience's knowledge as it argued in favor of subsidies for space exploration and in favor of telemedicine, but that the human debaters did a better job delivering their speeches. The AI isn't trained on topics -- it's trained on the art of debate. For the most part, Project Debater spoke in natural language, choosing the same words and sentence structures as a native English speaker. It even dropped the odd joke, but with the expected robotic delivery. IBM's engineers know the AI isn't perfect. Just like humans, it makes mistakes and at times, repeats itself. However, the company believes it could have a broad impact in the future as people now have to be more skeptical as they sort out fact and fiction. "Project Debater must adapt to human rationale and propose lines of argument that people can follow," Krishna said in a blog post. "In debate, AI must learn to navigate our messy, unstructured human world as it is -- not by using a pre-defined set of rules, as in a board game."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  650.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:55:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  653.            <title>McDonald's To Test Plastic-Straw Alternatives in US Later This Year</title>
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  655.            <description>Under pressure by environmentalists, McDonald's has announced that it will start testing alternatives to plastic straws at select locations in the U.S. later this year. From a report: The burger giant also announced that it will adopt more eco-friendly paper straws across all its 1,361 restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland, a region where the company started testing the alternative to plastic straws earlier this year. The regional rollout begins in September. Single-use straws are the scourge of the packaging-waste world because they don't easily biodegrade and aren't really necessary for most people when it comes to gulping a soft drink. The activist group SumOfUs estimates that every day, McDonald's alone dispenses millions of plastic straws that customers soon discard, leaving them to litter beaches or clog waterways and fill trash dumps.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  664.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:14:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  667.            <title>Ex-CIA Employee Charged In Major Leak of Agency Hacking Tools</title>
  668.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/056227/ex-cia-employee-charged-in-major-leak-of-agency-hacking-tools?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  669.            <description>schwit1 shares a report from The Washington Post: Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a former CIA employee with violations of the Espionage Act (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source) and related crimes in connection with the leak last year of a collection of hacking tools that the agency used for spy operations overseas.
  670. Joshua Adam Schulte, who worked for a CIA group that designs computer code to spy on foreign adversaries, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment with illegally gathering and transmitting national defense information and other related counts in connection with what is considered to be one of the most significant leaks in CIA history. The indictment accused Schulte of causing sensitive information to be transmitted to an organization, which is not named in the indictment but is thought to be WikiLeaks.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  679.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  682.            <title>Shots Fired Again Between CPU Vendors AMD and Intel</title>
  683.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/0539209/shots-fired-again-between-cpu-vendors-amd-and-intel?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  684.            <description>Highdude702 shares a report from Tom's Hardware: AMD's feud with Intel took an interesting turn today as the company announced that it would swap 40 Core i7-8086K's won from Intel's sweepstakes with a much beefier Threadripper 1950X CPU. At Computex 2018, Intel officially announced it was releasing the Core i7-8086K, a special edition processor that commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 8086, which debuted as the first x86 processor on June 8, 1978. Now AMD is offering to replace 40 of the winners' chips with its own 16-core 32-thread $799 Threadripper processors, thus throwing a marketing wrench into Intel's 40th-anniversary celebration.
  685. AMD has a list of the complete terms and conditions on its site. But it is also noteworthy that "winners" of AMD's competing sweepstakes will have to pony up for a much more expensive X399 motherboard with the TR4 socket, which currently retail for more than $300, instead of Intel's less-expensive 300-series motherboards. Regardless, those who do swap their Intel Core silicon for an AMD Threadripper chip will gain 10 cores and quad-channel memory, not to mention quite a bit of resale value. In response, Slashdot reader Highdude702 said: "AMD is shooting back at Intel like its easy for them, even though 40 out of 8086 is kind of stingy. They are acting like they have the horsepower now. I believe it is going to be an interesting time for consumers and enthusiasts coming soon. Maybe we will even get better prices."
  686. Intel responded via its official verified "Intel Gaming" Twitter account, tweeting: "[email protected], if you wanted an Intel Core i7-8086K processor too, you could have just asked us. :) Thanks for helping us celebrate the 8086!"&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  695.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  698.            <title>Kickstarter Bets On 'Wired' Arduino-Compatible IoT Platform</title>
  699.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/0544235/kickstarter-bets-on-wired-arduino-compatible-iot-platform?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  700.            <description>L-One-L-One writes: Most IoT home projects today are based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and friends. But this is not always the ideal solution: you end up swapping batteries frequently, which becomes annoying quite quickly. You also have to deal with signal strength issues and interferences. To address this problem, a new Kickstarter campaign called NoCAN is proposing an Arduino-compatible internet-of-things platform based on wired connections that combine networking and power in one cable. The platform uses a set of cheap Arduino-compatible nodes controlled through a Raspberry Pi. The network uses CAN-bus and offers a publish/subscribe mechanism like MQTT and over-the-network firmware updates. It can also be controlled by a smartphone or tablet. Even with such features, can it succeed in going against the all-wireless trend? We'll know in a few weeks.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  712.            <title>Elon Musk Emails Employees About 'Extensive and Damaging Sabotage' By Employee</title>
  713.            <link>https://slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/0045230/elon-musk-emails-employees-about-extensive-and-damaging-sabotage-by-employee?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  714.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to all employees on Monday morning about a factory fire, and seemed to reference possible sabotage. Now, CNBC has learned that Musk also sent an e-mail to all employees at Tesla late on Sunday night alleging that he has discovered a saboteur in the company's ranks. Musk said this person had conducted "quite extensive and damaging sabotage" to the company's operations, including by changing code to an internal product and exporting data to outsiders. In the email, Musk said "the investigation will continue in depth this week" to "figure out if [the saboteur] was acting alone or with others at Tesla and if he was working with any outside organizations [that want Tesla to disappear]." You can read the full email via CNBC's report.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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