Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

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SASHA MASLOV/The New York Times/ReduxSASHA MASLOV/The New York Times/ReduxIn early August, Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a fateful tweet: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” On Saturday, two days after the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk for “false and misleading” statements made on Twitter,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Best Neato Vacuum is On Sale, and 17 More of Our Best Weekend Deals: Acer, Patagonia, Amazon

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Best Neato Vacuum is On Sale, and 17 More of Our Best Weekend Deals: Acer, Patagonia, Amazon

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NeatoWe have so many gaming deals this week that we’ve already updated our lists of PS4 and Switch bundles and deals. But if you’re not in the mood to sit in your living room and play video games all weekend (maybe next weekend?), we’ve consulted our pals at TechBargains to pull together a few more…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Mr. Know-It-All on Honesty and Social Media

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Mr. Know-It-All on Honesty and Social Media

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Zohar LazarHow true does my online persona have to be? I like to be really curated. But my significant other is very honest. Too honest if you ask me. Who’s right?Should we be our raw authentic selves, or strike a pose? This feels like a quintessential dilemma of the digital age, but artists and philosophers…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Payments on the Solid Framework

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Payments on the Solid Framework

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Solid Pay!Solid Pay is about making payments between two people on the Web. It builds heavily on the Solid framework and the webcredits specification.Instantaneous, zero cost transactions, that scale to millions per secondSolid Pay is not a crypto currency it is a higher layer technology that lives above existing currencies. However, Solid Pay, itself, is…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers In-Depth: Static Code Analysis

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers In-Depth: Static Code Analysis

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December 27, 2011 | By John Carmack December 27, 2011 | By John Carmack     9 comments More: Console/PC, Programming Related Jobs The Behemoth — San Diego, California, United States [09.29.18] Experienced Generalist Programmer Poleaxe Games LLC — SAINT JOHNS, Florida, United States [09.29.18] Contract: Graphics programmer for surface effect system Skydance Interactive —…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data

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At Shiru Cafe in Providence, R.I., students “pay” for coffee, but not with money. Chaiel Schaffel /Rhode Island Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Chaiel Schaffel /Rhode Island Public Radio At Shiru Cafe in Providence, R.I., students “pay” for coffee, but not with money. Chaiel Schaffel /Rhode Island Public Radio Shiru Cafe looks like a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Estonia sues Gemalto for 152 mln euros over ID card flaws

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Estonia sues Gemalto for 152 mln euros over ID card flaws

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TALLINN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Estonian police are seeking to recover 152 million euros ($178 mln) in a lawsuit filed on Thursday against digital security firm Gemalto, following a recall last year when security flaws were found in citizen ID cards produced by the firm. The vulnerabilities to hacker attacks found in government- issued ID…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Magnetic Field Record Set With a Bang: 1,200 Tesla

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Magnetic Field Record Set With a Bang: 1,200 Tesla

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Image: University of Tokyo During 40 microseconds last April, Shojiro Takeyama and his team at the University of Tokyo dumped 3.2 megajoules of energy into a newly built scientific instrument and blew part of it to smithereens. The smithereens part was expected; the force of the explosion, not quite. The instrument was designed to generate superstrong…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Did lead poisoning finish off a doomed Arctic expedition?

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Did lead poisoning finish off a doomed Arctic expedition?

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How did anyone survive the 19th century? — The final days of Franklin’s 1846 expedition have long been a tragic mystery. Kiona N. Smith – Sep 30, 2018 3:00 pm UTC Lead poisoning may have made life difficult for the doomed men of John Franklin’s 1845 expedition, which got lost in the Arctic while in…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The US would suffer some of the biggest costs of climate change

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The US would suffer some of the biggest costs of climate change

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tragically common — The exact cost estimates vary, but the US consistently ranks near the top. Cathleen O’Grady – Sep 30, 2018 2:30 pm UTC Enlarge / Hurricane Florence the morning of Sept. 12 as it churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles an hour.Climate change is a classic…