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Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers I’m an Amazon Employee. My Company Shouldn’t Sell Facial Recognition Tech to Police.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers I’m an Amazon Employee. My Company Shouldn’t Sell Facial Recognition Tech to Police.

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The authenticity of the following anonymous op-ed has been verified by Medium’s editorial staff. Our columnist, Trevor Timm, has also interviewed the op-ed’s writer. You can read that here.When a company puts new technologies into the world, it has a responsibility to think about the consequences. Amazon, where I work, is currently allowing police departments…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers ‘Some of Us Have Got to Die’

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers ‘Some of Us Have Got to Die’

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I am not old enough to have seen Twelve O’Clock High in its initial public theatrical release in 1950. The first time I saw this classic end to end was probably in the 1980s, on a scratchy cassette via my tape-eating VHS recorder. It wasn’t what I had expected. I’ve seen it five or six…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Python’s New Package Landscape

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Python’s New Package Landscape

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May 11th, 2018 | 15 min. reading timeIntroductionOn April 16, 2018, the Python Packaging Authority (PyPA) deployed a new version of PyPI (pronounced pie-pea-eye), the official online repository of Python projects. The domain https://pypi.org has hosted the new version in its alpha and beta forms; now, with the update, the original URL (https://pypi.python.org/pypi) redirects to…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Get Lost in Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna – The Crux

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Get Lost in Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna – The Crux

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Looking into a large paleoburrow in Brazil. (Courtesy: Heinrich Frank) It was in 2010 that Amilcar Adamy first investigated rumors of an impressive cave in southern Brazil. A geologist with the Brazilian Geological Survey (known by its Portuguese acronym, CPRM) Adamy was at the time working on a general survey of the Amazonian state of…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New study argues against some of the oldest evidence for life

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New study argues against some of the oldest evidence for life

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The struggle is real — Are these 3.7 billion-year-old fossils or just messed-up bedrock? Scott K. Johnson – Oct 18, 2018 6:41 pm UTC Enlarge / The triangular shapes had been described as possible relics of 3.7 billion-year-old microbial life. The rock has been flipped upside down since then, but the red arrow highlights that…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Hot deals on an Asus ROG gaming laptop and more

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Hot deals on an Asus ROG gaming laptop and more

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Gaming gear for cheap — Plus deals for Tiles, the new Intel i9-9900K CPU, and Audible. Ars Staff – Oct 18, 2018 5:45 pm UTC Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, the dealmaster is back with a big bunch of deals for your consideration. The top featured item today is a ASUS ROG Strix…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung launches Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Samsung launches Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1

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Surface RT lives on — Snapdragon 850 is Qualcomm’s first chip explicitly for PC form factors. Peter Bright – Oct 18, 2018 5:40 pm UTC Samsung Galaxy Book2 from the front. Samsung Samsung Galaxy Book2 from the side. Samsung Samsung Galaxy Book2 from the side, without the keyboard. Samsung Samsung Galaxy Book2 keyboard and pen…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | “There’s more in the making”—Apple announces October 30 event

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | “There’s more in the making”—Apple announces October 30 event

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Apple — Reports suggest iPad Pros will headline, and new Macs are possible, too. Samuel Axon – Oct 18, 2018 5:39 pm UTC One of several styled Apple logos associated with the October 30 event. Another one of several styled Apple logos associated with the October 30 event. You may sense a theme coming in…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Petit Le Mans: More proof we’re in a golden age for sportscar racing

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Petit Le Mans: More proof we’re in a golden age for sportscar racing

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dee pee aye — This year’s IMSA championships were sealed over a nail-biting 10-hour finale. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Oct 18, 2018 5:25 pm UTC Pipo Derani qualified his Nissan DPi in pole position. It would be an exciting race for Derani and his teammates. Brian Cleary/Getty Images The pre-race grid walk was as packed…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft making more of the Windows 10 built-in apps removable

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Microsoft making more of the Windows 10 built-in apps removable

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The decrapping continues — Sadly, Candy Crush looks set to remain. Peter Bright – Oct 18, 2018 4:46 pm UTC It will soon be possible to discard more of the in-box apps that ship with Windows 10. Currently, a handful of pre-installed apps can be removed, including OneNote, Skype, and Weather, but most of the…