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Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Planning a Tunnel to Dodger Stadium

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Planning a Tunnel to Dodger Stadium

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With six weeks left in the 2018 baseball season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are just two games out of first place in the National League West and a trip to the playoffs. But even if they can top last year’s pennant-winning performance, the men in blue may not be the only heroes for the faithful…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Facebook Enlisted This Research Lab to Track Its Trolls

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Facebook Enlisted This Research Lab to Track Its Trolls

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In late July, a group of high-ranking Facebook executives organized an emergency conference call with reporters across the country. That morning, Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, explained, they had shut down 32 fake pages and accounts that appeared to be coordinating disinformation campaigns on Facebook and Instagram. They couldn’t pinpoint who was behind the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Changes Nothing About Rom-Coms, and Everything About Movies

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Changes Nothing About Rom-Coms, and Everything About Movies

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Jon H. Chu’s posh extravaganza is a movie of communal heart and necessary firsts.Warner Bros. PicturesJon H. Chu’s posh extravaganza is a movie of communal heart and necessary firsts.Warner Bros. PicturesRachel Chu and Nick Young are like most millennial couples in New York City—at least millennial couples in which one is a brilliant economics professor…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Rude Humanoid Robots Can Mess With Your Head

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Rude Humanoid Robots Can Mess With Your Head

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Casey ChinThe little humanoid robot’s name is Meccanoid, and it is a scoundrel. The well-meaning human test subject asks the robot: If you were to make a friend, what would you want them to know?“That I’m bored,” Meccanoid says.You’ve read your last complimentary article this month.To read the full article, SUBSCRIBE NOW.If you’re already a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to Double Down on Digital Identity

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Coinbase Acquires Distributed Systems to Double Down on Digital Identity

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Earlier this year, the executors of #DeleteFacebook engaged in a form of decentralized group therapy. Catharsis came in a zip file downloaded before deletion, containing the data you shared with Facebook—your friends, your photos, your posts—and with it, the data Facebook shared about you: the ads you clicked, the list of businesses that know where…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Physics of Catching a Gnarly 80-Foot-Tall Wave

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Physics of Catching a Gnarly 80-Foot-Tall Wave

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Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Real Reason ‘The Meg’ Feasted at the Box Office

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Real Reason ‘The Meg’ Feasted at the Box Office

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Late last week, it seemed as though the very expensive, very Stathamy underwater thriller The Meg was on its way to becoming a dead shark. Even though the film—an adaptation of the 1997 novel by Steve Alten—had an online fanbase more than 20 years old, most predictions pointed toward a relatively low opening weekend at…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Inside the die of Intel’s 8087 coprocessor chip, root of modern floating point

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Inside the die of Intel’s 8087 coprocessor chip, root of modern floating point

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Looking inside the Intel 8087, an early floating point chip, I noticed an interesting feature on the die: the substrate bias generation circuit. In this article I explain how this circuit is implemented, using analog and digital circuitry to create a negative voltage. Intel introduced the 8087 chip in 1980 to improve floating-point performance on…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life

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This story is difficult to look at. Yet we are asking you to go on the remarkable journey of how a young woman received a face transplant because it reveals something profound about our humanity. Our face conveys who we are, telegraphing a kaleidoscope of emotions. It’s our doorway to the sensory world, allowing us…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech CS:GO teases the return of the MP5

Hexbyte – Science and Tech CS:GO teases the return of the MP5

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Oh THAT’S where we put that… pic.twitter.com/l3DeEouHYpAugust 15, 2018The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Twitter account teased a new weapon today, or rather, an old one. The MP5, a submachinegun that has been a fixture throughout the Counter-Strike series, appears in a short video set in the map de_train, being picked up and admired by a player.…