Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired New California Bill Restores Strong Net Neutrality Protections

Hexbyte Tech News Wired New California Bill Restores Strong Net Neutrality Protections

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Last month, a California Assembly committee voted to remove key protections from a state-level net neutrality bill. Critics said the changes opened loopholes that would allow broadband providers to throttle some applications, or charge websites or services for “fast lane” access on their networks. Now those key protections are coming back. At a press conference…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Boat Circling the Planet on Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Boat Circling the Planet on Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

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Victorien Erussard, an experienced ocean racer from the city of Saint-Malo in the north of France, was halfway through a dash across the Atlantic when he lost all power. Sails kept the boat moving, but Erussard relied on an engine and generator to keep the electronics running. He temporarily lost his autopilot and his navigation…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Huawei’s Near-Perfect Laptop Has One Unforgivable Flaw

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Huawei’s Near-Perfect Laptop Has One Unforgivable Flaw

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Chances are, you’ve never owned a Huawei laptop. You may not even know how to pronounce it (it’s ‘wah-way’ if you’re a stickler). Along with being a target of U.S. politicians and spy agencies, the Chinese tech giant is best known for its Android smartphones and tablets. That will change if it keeps making laptops…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

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In the age of ephemeral communication, you need the receipts. Screenshots act as digital proof of what’s been said and done. They’re also a convenient way to capture, save, and send information to yourself and to your friends. You probably already know how to take one. But do you know all the ways to do…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability

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In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the problem of intergalactic travel is ultimately solved by suspending an atomic vector plotter in a nice hot cup of tea. The tea, it turns out, is a strong producer of Brownian Motion: The molecules of water are moving pseudo-randomly, and any given specific configuration of those molecules…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Sooty Logistics of Fighting 2018’s First Major Wildfire

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Sooty Logistics of Fighting 2018’s First Major Wildfire

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Just a few weeks into the 2018 fire season, any hopes that an ongoing drought and a winter of weak snowfall wouldn’t wreak havoc are already toast. Fires are already popping up across Colorado, New Mexico, and west into Oregon and California. This year’s season got off to a roaring start more than a month…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Air Force Is Already Betting on SpaceX’s Brand-New Falcon Heavy

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Air Force Is Already Betting on SpaceX’s Brand-New Falcon Heavy

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Falcon Heavy is about to take off in a big way. Just a few months after its thrilling debut, SpaceX’s heavy-lift rocket is back in the headlines. Not for sending another cherry-red Tesla into space, but for gaining some major accolades from the Air Force. In a surprising move, and after just one flight, the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Thanks to California, a news site (or other business) now has to let you cancel your subscription online

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Thanks to California, a news site (or other business) now has to let you cancel your subscription online

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Here’s a script you’re surely familiar with if you’ve ever tried to cancel a subscription to, well, anything: FADE IN: INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY On a couch sits CUSTOMER, alcoholic beverage in one hand, smartphone in the other pressed to her ear. CUSTOMER looks steely, resolute, and frustrated, all at once. CUSTOMER Hi. I’d…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Julia Reda on Twitter

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Julia Reda on Twitter

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Welcome home! This timeline is where you’ll spend most of your time, getting instant updates about what matters to you. Tweets not working for you? Hover over the profile pic and click the Following button to unfollow any account. Say a lot with a little When you see a Tweet you love, tap the heart…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers In This Economy, Quitters Are Winning

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers In This Economy, Quitters Are Winning

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Kimberly Enoch had a stable job working from home managing grants for a Little Rock, Ark., nonprofit, but she was bored and thought she could do better. So she quit. Within three months, she landed a job as a grant writer at Southern Bancorp Community Partners, snagging a 14% raise, a faster pace at work…