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Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Just discovered! “Farout”, the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System – Universe Today

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Just discovered! “Farout”, the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System – Universe Today

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Astronomers have discovered a distant body that’s more than 100 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. Its provisional designation is 2018 VG18, but they’ve nicknamed the planet “Farout.” Farout is the most distant body ever observed in our Solar System, at 120 astronomical units (AU) away. The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Why Founders Fail To Grow Their Business – Starter Story

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Why Founders Fail To Grow Their Business – Starter Story

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Hello, Starter Story readers! It is fantastic to be back on this blog for another guest post. In case you have no idea who I am (likely), my name is Lucy Bloomfield and I had a sheet mask/skin care brand called Trefiel. Starter Story interviewed me earlier this year about what I did to grow…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

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Don’t be evil? — Analysis: Microsoft adopting Chromium puts the Web in a perilous place. Peter Bright – Dec 17, 2018 10:19 pm UTC With Microsoft’s decision to end development of its own Web rendering engine and switch to Chromium, control over the Web has functionally been ceded to Google. That’s a worrying turn of…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Massive scale of Russian election trolling revealed in draft Senate report

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Massive scale of Russian election trolling revealed in draft Senate report

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Social Media is evil? Who Knew? — Data shows messages tuned to support Trump, discourage opposition. Sean Gallagher – Dec 17, 2018 9:02 pm UTC Enlarge / A report commissioned by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, based on data provided to the committee by social media platforms, provides a look at just how…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages

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No text message tax — FCC said texts aren’t telecommunications, causing California to ditch fee plan. Jon Brodkin – Dec 17, 2018 8:38 pm UTC California telecom regulators have abandoned a plan to impose government fees on text-messaging services, saying that a recent Federal Communications Commission vote has limited its authority over text messaging. The…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution

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Shouting secrets in quantum — Entangled photons provide key, conservation of energy provides address. Chris Lee – Dec 17, 2018 7:53 pm UTC It has been a while since I wrote about quantum key distribution. Once a technology is commercially available, my interest starts to fade. But commercial availability in this case hasn’t meant widespread…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Take 24% off the latest 9.7-inch Apple iPad

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Take 24% off the latest 9.7-inch Apple iPad

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Staff — Plus deals on Roku TVs, Switch games, and Bose noise-cancelling headphones. Ars Staff – Dec 17, 2018 7:25 pm UTC TechBargainsGreetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on the 32GB model of Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad, which…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Genetic information as self-fulfilling prophecy

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Genetic information as self-fulfilling prophecy

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People are weird — DNA test results can spur relevant physiological changes, even if they’re made up. Diana Gitig – Dec 17, 2018 6:56 pm UTC If the TV ads are at all effective, plenty of people will be getting the gift of their genetic tests this Christmas. These tests frequently allow people to explore…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Archaeologists reconstruct pre-Columbian temple with 3D-printed blocks

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Archaeologists reconstruct pre-Columbian temple with 3D-printed blocks

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You’re never too old to play with blocks — Centuries of looting had completely demolished the structure. Kiona N. Smith – Dec 17, 2018 5:51 pm UTC The unfinished temple in a southern valley of the Lake Titicaca Basin in modern-day Bolivia has been a mystery for at least 500 years. Now known as the…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Here are 20 Protoplanetary Disks, With Newly Forming Planets Carving Out Gaps in the Gas and Dust – Universe Today

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Here are 20 Protoplanetary Disks, With Newly Forming Planets Carving Out Gaps in the Gas and Dust – Universe Today

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The hunt for other planets in our galaxy has heated up in the past few decades, with 3869 planets being detected in 2,886 systems and another 2,898 candidates awaiting confirmation. Though the discovery of these planets has taught scientists much about the kinds of planets that exist in our galaxy, there is still much we…