Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Good Password Law, Hardware Hacks, and More Security News This Week

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Good Password Law, Hardware Hacks, and More Security News This Week

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It’s been an insane week—in the security world and beyond. As Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearings captivated the nation, the information war to sway public opinion raged, mirroring a real warzone.In case you didn’t have time to follow everything else that happened, here’s a quick rundown. Though technically the news of Facebook’s massive breach…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Want to Drive Like a Pro Racer? Hope You Like Numbers

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Want to Drive Like a Pro Racer? Hope You Like Numbers

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Auto racing is the ultimate strategy and calculations sport—which is why Audi’s R8 GT4 logs up to 28 megabytes of data on engine performance, gearbox operation, steering, throttle and brake application, and the myriad chassis variables available to the racing team’s computers.Jim ResnickAuto racing is the ultimate strategy and calculations sport—which is why Audi’s R8…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Recovering Emotions After 24 Years on Antidepressants – Mad In America

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Recovering Emotions After 24 Years on Antidepressants – Mad In America

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This is the story of my recovery from depression. I expect it to be an ongoing process that will take a while. But I want to show that recovery is not only possible but should be the expected outcome. This writing will grow. I learned as a child to keep my mouth shut as my…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Dickensian Conditions of Life in a For-Profit Lockup

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Dickensian Conditions of Life in a For-Profit Lockup

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NonfictionImageCreditCreditPost TypographyAMERICAN PRISON A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment By Shane Bauer Illustrated. 351 pp. Penguin Press. $28.Two weeks after Shane Bauer, a senior reporter for Mother Jones magazine, began his undercover stint as a prison guard at Winn Correctional Center in rural Louisiana, an inmate jumped the razor-wire fence and sprinted…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers 9 highlights from Snapchat CEO’s 6,000-word leaked memo on survival

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers 9 highlights from Snapchat CEO’s 6,000-word leaked memo on survival

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Adults, not teens. Messaging, not Stories. Developing markets, not the U.S. These are how Snapchat will make a comeback, according to CEO Evan Spiegel . In a 6,000-word internal memo from late September leaked to Cheddar’s Alex Heath, Spiegel attempts to revive employee morale with philosophy, tactics and contrition as Snap’s share price sinks to…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

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It was the summer of 1909. I was on the south coast of Spain. I remember it well because the season was almost over. Peace was within reach, I felt. There had been a vote to end the war, and the English had told me to support it. But the vote needed to be unanimous…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | SpaceX will attempt to make a historic West Coast landing Sunday night

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | SpaceX will attempt to make a historic West Coast landing Sunday night

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Look out below — This will be SpaceX’s 17th launch attempt this year. Eric Berger – Oct 7, 2018 4:00 pm UTC SpaceX will attempt to use its new landing site at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday night. SpaceX The structure in the lower, left-hand corner is a booster stand where initial inspections of…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists”

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the Military Industrial PowerPoint Complex — Wayback Machine director Mark Graham outlines the scale of everyone’s favorite archive. Nathan Mattise – Oct 7, 2018 2:00 pm UTC Browsing the Wayback Machine at ONA ’18… Nathan Mattise … as Wayback Machine director Mark Graham talks about the expanse of his archiving group. Nathan Mattise AUSTIN, Texas—As…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Wind power makes the ground warmer even as it cools the planet

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Wind power makes the ground warmer even as it cools the planet

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Dotting i’s and eating your peas — So if US switched entirely to wind turbines, what is the trade-off? Scott K. Johnson – Oct 7, 2018 1:00 pm UTC The solution to climate change is, at least conceptually, simple. Activities that add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—chiefly the use of fossil fuels—need to be changed…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Data-deletion bug forces Microsoft to suspend rollout of Windows 10 update

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Data-deletion bug forces Microsoft to suspend rollout of Windows 10 update

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Upside: more free disk space — The bug had been reported by insiders, but it looks like nothing was done about it. Peter Bright – Oct 6, 2018 9:15 pm UTC Enlarge / This message, shown during Windows upgrades, is going to be salt in the wound.Earlier this week, Microsoft started distributing the Windows 10…