Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

|

“I feel they should retract their story. There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do that right thing.” By John Paczkowski and Joseph Bernstein Last updated on October 19, 2018, at 2:12 p.m. ET Posted on October 19, 2018, at 1:14 p.m. ET Beck Diefenbach / Reuters Apple CEO Tim…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Consistency without Clocks: The FaunaDB Distributed Transaction Protocol

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Consistency without Clocks: The FaunaDB Distributed Transaction Protocol

|

Transactions are hard. Distributed transactions are harder. Distributed transactions over the WAN are final boss hardness. – Andy Pavlo FaunaDB is a distributed database platform that supports serializable, externally consistent (also known as strict serializability) transactions. Unlike Google Spanner or similar systems, FaunaDB does not rely on physical clock synchronization to maintain consistency. Also, unlike…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers I woke up unable to speak English

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers I woke up unable to speak English

|

Hannah Jenkins speaks English in the morning and German in the afternoon. It’s not a routine she chose to adopt – but something her brain requires her to do. It all started with a cycling accident. Her partner Andrew Wilde was halfway up a mountain in the US state of Montana when he received a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments

|

Image“The F.C.C.’s public comment process was corrupted by millions of fake comments,” Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood of New York said in a statement.CreditCreditHans Pennink/Associated PressThe New York attorney general subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether the groups submitted millions of…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law

|

ISPs fight net neutrality — State law says ISPs must follow net neutrality to get government contracts. Jon Brodkin – Oct 19, 2018 5:19 pm UTC Getty Images | eccolo74The nation’s largest broadband industry lobby groups have sued Vermont to stop a state law that requires ISPs to follow net neutrality principles in order to…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | More exclusive than a supercar: A beginner’s guide to buying a GT3 race car

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | More exclusive than a supercar: A beginner’s guide to buying a GT3 race car

|

no one said racing was cheap — Automakers are selling hundreds of these turn-key racing supercars. Eric Tegler – Oct 19, 2018 4:53 pm UTC Audi just announced an updated version of its customer racing car, the LMS GT3 EVO at the Petit Le Mans. Audi The Mercedes-AMG GT3 has been quite a sales success,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google to charge Android OEMs as much as $40 per phone in EU

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google to charge Android OEMs as much as $40 per phone in EU

|

Can’t wait to have BING installed on my phone — After the EU ruling, OEMs can unbundle Google’s Android apps, but it will cost them. Ron Amadeo – Oct 19, 2018 4:04 pm UTC Google’s Building 44, where Android is developed. Ron AmadeoWe’re still seeing the fallout from the European Commission’s $5 billion antitrust fine…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Theaterwide biotoxic and chemical warfare

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Theaterwide biotoxic and chemical warfare

|

I loved it when you nuked Las Vegas — The interview with Sam Harris wraps up with plenty of existential doom. Rob Reid – Oct 19, 2018 4:00 pm UTC

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power

|

Not just critical — Could allow us to generate electricity using supercritical carbon dioxide. John Timmer – Oct 19, 2018 3:37 pm UTC Enlarge / A 110 megawatt (MW) solar plant in Israel’s Negev desert.With the price of photovoltaics having plunged dramatically, solar is likely to become a major contributor to the electrical generating mix…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review: War games, now with battle royale!

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review: War games, now with battle royale!

|

Different yet familiar — Even with new modes and without single-player, it’s still just Call of Duty. Julie Muncy – Oct 19, 2018 3:25 pm UTC Enlarge / Players duking it out in the new Blackout mode. Call of Duty, like video game war simulations in general, is caught in a paradox. It never changes,…