Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes Gets a New Movie Series

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes Gets a New Movie Series

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Trailers. Casting announcements. Development snarls. Box-office battles. Now that the entertainment world has a news churn to rival cable news, it’s impossible to keep tabs on everything. May we introduce, then, The Monitor, Wired’s new twice-weekly round-up of what you might have missed in the hyper-drive-fast world of popular culture. (Yes, we’ve used the name…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Is Our Love of True Crime Shows Really About Social Justice?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Is Our Love of True Crime Shows Really About Social Justice?

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Making a Murderer’s second season launched last month on Netflix.NetflixRobert Durst. Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. Adnan Syed. Michael Peterson. Brendan Dassey. Steven Avery. Any self-professed true crime fan worth their weight in luminol is undoubtedly familiar with not just these names but with the minute details of the crimes of which those individuals have been accused (wrongly…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired To Shake up Science, the Breakthrough Prizes Need More Than Money

Hexbyte Tech News Wired To Shake up Science, the Breakthrough Prizes Need More Than Money

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who won a Breakthrough Prize for her work in physics, called for more diversity in her field.Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesJocelyn Bell Burnell, who won a Breakthrough Prize for her work in physics, called for more diversity in her field.Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesThe Breakthrough Prizes are unlike anything else in science. Instead of the hum…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Luxuriate in This Mechanic’s Teardown of a 1974 Harley Davidson

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Luxuriate in This Mechanic’s Teardown of a 1974 Harley Davidson

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If you want to get to know something, tear it down. Not in the bullying, find-their-weakness sense. In the careful, solvent-soaked sense. That’s the approach Canadian-born motorcycle mechanic Matt Dawe took with the 1974 Harley Davidson “Shovelhead” motorcycle he recently bought in upstate New York and hauled back to his Brooklyn shop in the back…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A Complete Linux based Receiver and Decoder Application for Meteor M2

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A Complete Linux based Receiver and Decoder Application for Meteor M2

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November 5, 2018 Thank you to Neoklis (5B4AZ) for writing in and letting us know about his recently completed project which is a RTL-SDR compatible receiver and decoder application for the Meteor M2 weather satellite. It is a combination of other open source programs and he writes: I combined the recently released Meteor-M2 LRPT demodulator…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How Scheme Can Train the Mind: One Reason that MIT Should Reinstate Scheme and 6.001

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How Scheme Can Train the Mind: One Reason that MIT Should Reinstate Scheme and 6.001

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(This content of this post is substantially identical to the content of my post [1] entitled “[semi-OT] possible benefits from training in Scheme programming in patent translation” on the USENET newsgroup comp.lang.scheme.)Today, I came across an interesting phenomenon in which exposure to Scheme programming helped with technical translation of part of a patent specification. Since…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | PUBG’s “console exclusivity” may soon end, as loud hints of a PS4 version mount

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | PUBG’s “console exclusivity” may soon end, as loud hints of a PS4 version mount

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PlayStation Unknown? — Evidence emerges as popular “battle royale” game nears its first Xbox anniversary. Sam Machkovech – Nov 5, 2018 11:40 pm UTC

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | File-sharing software on state election servers could expose them to intruders

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | File-sharing software on state election servers could expose them to intruders

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Go vote already — Analysis: Election servers in Wisconsin, Kentucky could be susceptible to hacking. Jack Gillum and Jeff Kao, ProPublica – Nov 5, 2018 10:39 pm UTC Enlarge / Stickers await residents who vote at the Parks and Recreation Center building on August 14, 2018, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.As recently as Monday, computer servers that…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Chrome 71 will block any and all ads on sites with “abusive experiences”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Chrome 71 will block any and all ads on sites with “abusive experiences”

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? — Fake error messages, phishing, and other annoyances will soon be heavily penalized. Peter Bright – Nov 5, 2018 10:25 pm UTC Google is promising to punish sites that offer what the company calls “abusive experiences.” Chrome 71, due for release in December, will blacklist sites that are repeat offenders and…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Stuxnet 2.0? Iran claims Israel launched new cyber attacks

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Stuxnet 2.0? Iran claims Israel launched new cyber attacks

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Iran, Iran so far away — President Rouhani’s phone “bugged,” attacks against network infrastructure claimed. Sean Gallagher – Nov 5, 2018 10:10 pm UTC Enlarge / Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s phone calls were apparently intercepted in what Iran claims was one of a number of recent cyber attacks by Israel.Last week, Iran’s chief of civil…