Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Are Bear Cams So Magical? An Investigation

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Are Bear Cams So Magical? An Investigation

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Jennifer Leigh Warner/Getty ImagesJennifer Leigh Warner/Getty ImagesHer name is Bear 409—Beadnose to her fans—and she had been crowned Katmai National Park’s Fattest Bear of 2018. On Tuesday, she edged out her competition, Bear 747—an ursidae so rutund his belly nearly scrapes the ground—by 4,000 votes in an online competition. GIFs of her impressive transformation from…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ‘First Man’ Review: Houston, We Have an Indie Blockbuster

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘First Man’ Review: Houston, We Have an Indie Blockbuster

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Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in First Man.Universal StudiosRyan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in First Man.Universal StudiosFirst Man is a rare bird. It’s a big, adventure movie that goes from the flats of the Mojave Desert to the surface of the moon; and it’s a deft, thoughtful film about overcoming grief. It’s got…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How We Captured (Almost) All of the WIRED25 Portraits

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How We Captured (Almost) All of the WIRED25 Portraits

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For WIRED’s 25th anniversary issue, I wanted the portraits to be lively and fun and real. We were going to shoot 50 photographs—25 WIRED icons and the 25 people they think will shape the next 25 years, and I had my heart set on hiring a street photographer to shoot all 50. I first encountered…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A mysterious grey-hat is patching people’s outdated MikroTik routers

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A mysterious grey-hat is patching people’s outdated MikroTik routers

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A Russian-speaking grey-hat hacker is breaking into people’s MikroTik routers and patching devices so they can’t be abused by cryptojackers, botnet herders, or other cyber-criminals, ZDNet has learned.The hacker, who goes by the name of Alexey and says he works as a server administrator, claims to have disinfected over 100,000 MikroTik routers already.Alexey has not…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Jason Fung explains why intermittent fasting and ADF diets work

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Jason Fung explains why intermittent fasting and ADF diets work

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There have been two main changes in dietary habits from the 1970s (before the obesity epidemic) until today. First, there was the change is what we were recommended to eat. Prior to 1970, there was no official government sanctioned dietary advice. You ate what your mother told you to eat. With the publication of the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Mathematics as thought

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Mathematics as thought

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‘These foundations [of mathematics] are, moreover, a perpetual source of reflection and discovery for the masters of the science. Even in number system you will find material for long reflection. Remember that Leibniz did not disdain to occupy himself with it.’ – Paul Valéry, letter to Pierre Honnorat, 1942There are almost too many examples of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from Dialog to expand chipmaking in Europe

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from Dialog to expand chipmaking in Europe

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Apple has quietly been putting considerable effort into building faster and more efficient chips that can help differentiate its hardware from the rest of the consumer electronics pack, and today it’s taking its next (and possibly largest) step in that strategy. Apple is paying $300 million in cash to buy a portion of Dialog Semiconductor,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Video: What First Man does and doesn’t say about Neil Armstrong

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Video: What First Man does and doesn’t say about Neil Armstrong

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one small film for a man — We kick off a new video series by looking at the most unknowable man in the astronaut corps. Lee Hutchinson – Oct 12, 2018 4:55 pm UTC What First Man tells you about Neil Armstrong—and what it doesn’t. Video shot and edited by Justin Wolfson. (Transcript coming shortly; we…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: The nature of consciousness

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: The nature of consciousness

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the brain’s the thing — UCSF neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley on the mind—and also, how to write a sci-fi book. Rob Reid – Oct 12, 2018 4:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Artist’s rendering of man experiencing awe while regarding the nature of consciousness.Adult SwimBelow, you’ll find the third installment of this week’s After On podcast interview.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tesla sets Monday deadline for 2018 delivery—and $7,500 tax credit

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tesla sets Monday deadline for 2018 delivery—and $7,500 tax credit

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End of an era — Federal tax credit for buying Tesla cars will be cut in half on January 1, 2019. Timothy B. Lee – Oct 12, 2018 3:45 pm UTC Enlarge / A Tesla Motor Inc. vehicle is displayed outside the company’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, US, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Troy Harvey/Bloomberg…