Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Majestic Photos Capture the Golden Age of the Space Shuttle Program

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Majestic Photos Capture the Golden Age of the Space Shuttle Program

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Seventy-three seconds after it launched on January 28, 1986, Challenger disintegrated, killing seven astronauts on board. Photographer John A. Chakeres, who had spent the four previous years documenting every one of the space shuttle’s launches, was shocked. Soon after, he packed his negatives away in the basement and didn’t touch them again for years.”It was…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Elon Musk’s SEC Lawsuit, Lyft’s Giveaway, and More Cars News

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Elon Musk’s SEC Lawsuit, Lyft’s Giveaway, and More Cars News

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk managed to get himself into a spot of trouble—again. This week, the charismatic business maven was sued by the SEC, for a series of what the feds are calling “false and misleading” tweets about taking Tesla private. The CEO reportedly ripped up a potential settlement with the enforcement agency, confident that…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired E.T. Hunters Join Forces to Probe the Heavens

Hexbyte Tech News Wired E.T. Hunters Join Forces to Probe the Heavens

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WIRED ICONJill Tarter, cofounder of the SETI InstituteNOMINATESMargaret Turnbull, astronomer investigating alien biologyWhen she met Jill Tarter more than two decades ago, one of Margaret Turnbull’s first questions was, “How can somebody work with you?” Tarter was leading the Center for SETI Research at the time; Turnbull was an astronomy student. The next summer, Tarter…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Physicists investigate why matter and antimatter are not mirror images

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Physicists investigate why matter and antimatter are not mirror images

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AS MISMATCHES go, it’s a big one. When physicists bring the Standard Model of particle physics and Einstein’s general theory of relativity together they get a clear prediction. In the very early universe, equal amounts of matter and antimatter should have come into being. Since the one famously annihilates the other, the result should be…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers An Innovative Phishing Style

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers An Innovative Phishing Style

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A few weeks ago, I added one of the many scammers trying to phish people on Steam. Usually, I block them after they drop their phishing website link but this particular website was pretty innovative (at least for me) in its attempt. The chat was pretty straightforward, the scammer wanted to give me an obviously…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Growing Our SaaS Company To $1M+ ARR: 7 People, 3 Years, No VC Money. Key Lessons Learned

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Growing Our SaaS Company To $1M+ ARR: 7 People, 3 Years, No VC Money. Key Lessons Learned

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MRR overview chartProduct: EverhourFirst paid client: Sep 2015Team size right now: 7HQ: Minsk, BelarusInvestments: Bootstrapping$1 million by itself isn’t a big thing. But it’s a certain bar and any founder on the way to it faces similar questions and problems. I’m not an exception and therefore would like to share key lessons I’ve learned.We started in…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Cisco coughs up baker’s dozen of vulns and other security nasties

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Cisco coughs up baker’s dozen of vulns and other security nasties

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Get patching – except for the ones where you, er, can’t Cisco’s six-monthly security update contains a baker’s dozen of vulns and flaws in its IOS and IOS XE suites – including a backdoor that “could allow an unauthenticated, local attacker to bypass Cisco Secure Boot validation checks and load a compromised software image on…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

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MatterImageA human embryo at 45 days. Scientists have learned that a protein called Hemo, made by a fetus and the placenta, is produced from viral DNA that entered our ancestors’ genomes 100 million years ago.CreditCreditOmikron, via Science SourceIn July, scientists reported that a strange protein courses through the veins of pregnant women. No one is…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Unannounced 3rd-gen Chromecast gets sold at Best Buy, packs Bluetooth

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Unannounced 3rd-gen Chromecast gets sold at Best Buy, packs Bluetooth

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A remote? A game controller? — Now what exactly does a Chromecast need Bluetooth for? Ron Amadeo – Oct 1, 2018 3:00 pm UTC Left: The new Chromecast. Right: The old “second gen” Chromecast. 9to5Google scored some pictures of the new Chromecast, too. This FCC-ID shows it’s not the same old Chromecast. It still has…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Waymo won’t have to prove its driverless taxis are safe before 2018 launch

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Waymo won’t have to prove its driverless taxis are safe before 2018 launch

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This is not a drill — Waymo poised to launch driverless service with minimal federal oversight. Timothy B. Lee – Oct 1, 2018 2:55 pm UTC Enlarge / John Krafcik on November 7, 2017—the day Waymo began testing fully driverless cars with no one behind the wheel.Horacio Villalobos – Corbis/Getty ImagesWaymo, Google’s self-driving car project,…