Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser

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A group of more than 200 engineers at Google are organizing a companywide “women’s walk” walkout for later this week to protest recent revelations about the search giant’s protection of employees that had allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct, according to four people familiar with the situation inside Google.The protest, which is expected to happen on…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers IBM’s Old Playbook

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers IBM’s Old Playbook

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The best way to understand how it is Red Hat built a multi-billion dollar business off of open source software is to start with IBM. Founder Bob Young explained at the company’s All Things Open conference in 2014: There is no magic bullet to it. It is a lot of hard work staying up with…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How an outsider in Alzheimer’s research bucked the prevailing theory — and clawed for validation

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How an outsider in Alzheimer’s research bucked the prevailing theory — and clawed for validation

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Robert Moir was damned if he did and damned if he didn’t. The Massachusetts General Hospital neurobiologist had applied for government funding for his Alzheimer’s disease research and received wildly disparate comments from the scientists tapped to assess his proposal’s merits. It was an “unorthodox hypothesis” that might “fill flagrant knowledge gaps,” wrote one reviewer,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Facebook exodus: Nearly half of young users have deleted the app from their phone in the last year, says study

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Facebook exodus: Nearly half of young users have deleted the app from their phone in the last year, says study

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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.  Facebook’s year of scandals is driving young users away from the platform, according to a Pew survey. Pew surveyed more than 3,400 U.S. Facebook…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | UK set to impose new “tech tax” on Silicon Valley giants

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | UK set to impose new “tech tax” on Silicon Valley giants

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Show me the money — London wants Google, Amazon, and others to “shoulder the burden of this new tax.” Cyrus Farivar – Oct 29, 2018 8:04 pm UTC Enlarge / LONDON – Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses with the budget box at 11 Downing Street before the announcement of the Autumn Budget Statement…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Big transistor senses the arrival of a single molecule

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Big transistor senses the arrival of a single molecule

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Molecular where’s Waldo — Single molecule’s one-part-in-a-trillion effect amplified to one part in five. Chris Lee – Oct 29, 2018 5:55 pm UTC Enlarge / Maybe you can detect a single molecule with pen and paper, but it’s hard in real-life physics.SSPL/Getty ImagesIn science, there are results that are ho-hum and results that make everyone…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | This is fine: IBM acquires Red Hat

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | This is fine: IBM acquires Red Hat

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What, me worry? — Deal makes IBM the keeper of the world’s largest open source software portfolio. Sean Gallagher – Oct 29, 2018 4:34 pm UTC Enlarge / This will be… interesting.IBMThis is no trick, and whether it’s a treat remains to be seen: IBM and Red Hat executives announced Monday that IBM is acquiring…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Researchers can now legally restore “abandoned” online game servers

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Researchers can now legally restore “abandoned” online game servers

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Welcome Back — Limited exemption requires original server code; games must be played on premises. Kyle Orland – Oct 29, 2018 4:24 pm UTC Among a wide range of new DMCA exemptions recently approved by the Librarian of Congress (LoC) is a limited legal right for video game preservationists to restore online games that have…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | OnePlus 6T Review: Amazing value with an even more amazing fingerprint reader

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | OnePlus 6T Review: Amazing value with an even more amazing fingerprint reader

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Why spend $900? — The $549 price tag, teardrop notch, and in-screen fingerprint reader impress. Ron Amadeo – Oct 29, 2018 4:15 pm UTC Authenticating with the OnePlus 6T. Just press your finger on the screen. Ron Amadeo You get slim bezels and a teardrop-style notch. Ron Amadeo Check out this teardrop notch. If you…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Chocolate has an even earlier origin than we thought, new study finds

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Chocolate has an even earlier origin than we thought, new study finds

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Crazy for cacao — Ceramic artifacts at ancient Ecuadoran site held traces of cacao starch grains. Jennifer Ouellette – Oct 29, 2018 4:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Mmmm, chocolate. We can indulge in delicious truffles today because of the cultivation of cacao in the Amazon basin thousands of years ago.Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post/Getty ImagesWe…