Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Nintendo Switch Update Rumors, and the Rest of the Week in Games

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Nintendo Switch Update Rumors, and the Rest of the Week in Games

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NintendoThis week is all rumors and magic, as we unpack some unsurprising (if unfounded) news about Nintendo and some legitimately thrilling news from Warner Bros. For fans of legacy franchises, this week’s Replay will be exciting and maybe a little bit confusing. Let’s go!The Nintendo Switch Might Be Getting an Update Next Year—Try To Act…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A ‘Scarily Simple’ Bug Put Millions of Cox Communications Customers at Risk

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A ‘Scarily Simple’ Bug Put Millions of Cox Communications Customers at Risk

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Cybersecurity researchers regularly disclose the bugs they find in different applications and websites across the internet. Sometimes, these vulnerabilities are incredibly complicated to exploit, evidence more of a researcher’s expertise than something the average consumer should worry about. In other scenarios, analysts find simple holes that a novice could use to steal information. This is…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Real or Fake: YouTube Sensations

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Real or Fake: YouTube Sensations

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YouTube: the platform that made it possible to get famous for videos other than sex tapes. Since its rise, aspiring influencers have performed amazingly stupid—and occasionally clever—stunts for a global audience. Can you tell which of these are legit? (Answers are at the bottom.)Since 2009, Dude Perfect—five guys from Texas A&M—have spent their lives creating…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers jcs/login_duress

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers jcs/login_duress

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login_duress is a BSD authentication module providing duress functionality upon authentication. The concept is modeled after the pam_duress module for PAM. It essentially adds a per-user backdoor password which, when entered instead of the user’s normal password, will also execute a particular command as that user. Installation Compile and install the module with make install.…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Oxford Electric Bell

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Oxford Electric Bell

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The Oxford Electric Bell in December 2009 Charged by the two piles, the clapper moves back and forth between the two bells. The Oxford Electric Bell or Clarendon Dry Pile is an experimental electric bell that was set up in 1840 and which has run nearly continuously ever since. It was “one of the first…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Python Unicode Mess

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Python Unicode Mess

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Unicode has solved a lot of problems. Anyone that remembers the mess of ISO-8859-* vs. CP437 (and of course it’s even worse for non-Western languages) can attest to that. And of course, these days they’re doing the useful work of…. codifying emojis. Emojis aside, things aren’t all so easy. Today’s cause of pain: Python 3.…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Madrid announces new rules of the road in bid to banish traffic from center

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Madrid announces new rules of the road in bid to banish traffic from center

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Madrid City Council is set to approve a new Sustainable Mobility Ordinance that will change the way residents move around public spaces. The new measures, which will take effect between five and 15 days after the council approves them on Friday, introduce a speed limit of 30km/h on all one-way streets and on single-lane two-way…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Energy Department proposes funding for Ohio’s first offshore wind project

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Energy Department proposes funding for Ohio’s first offshore wind project

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whoosh of progress — 20 megawatt Lake Erie project won’t significantly impact the environment, DOE says. Megan Geuss – Oct 6, 2018 3:00 pm UTC Enlarge / A simulated image of turbines in the distance out on Lake Erie. They are very tiny and in the middle left section of the horizon. Notably, this simulation…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Feds to judge: We still think we can put GPS trackers on cars entering US

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Feds to judge: We still think we can put GPS trackers on cars entering US

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Tough cookies — Top HSI official makes assertion after judge already ruled against this legal position. Cyrus Farivar – Oct 6, 2018 2:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Aerial view of vehicles lining up to cross to the United States at San Ysidro Port of Entry as seen from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on August…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Cody Wilson was Defense Distributed—so who is the organization’s new leader?

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Cody Wilson was Defense Distributed—so who is the organization’s new leader?

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New boss — New DefDist leader Paloma Heindorff: a much lower profile, similar beliefs to Cody Wilson. Nathan Mattise – Oct 6, 2018 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Paloma Heindorff (center) in Austin, announcing herself as the new head of Defense Distributed. (Attorneys Josh Blackman, left, and Chad Flores, right, joined her to field questions…