This Week In Techdirt History: September 24th – 30thPublished: 2023-09-30 19:00:00+00:00
Five Years Ago This week in 2018, a district court ignored the real issues when it dismissed the EFF’s constitutional challenge to FOSTA, while we looked at how the law was becoming another tool for silencing people you dislike, legislators were pushing for even more draconian laws under the guise of fighting sex trafficking, and […]
Filing: Robinhood says it expects a $100M charge in Q3 to resolve some legal and regulatory matters that were previously disclosed (Reuters)Published: 2023-09-30 14:55:01-04:00
Filing: Robinhood says it expects a $100M charge in Q3 to resolve some legal and regulatory matters that were previously disclosed — Robinhood Markets (HOOD.O) expects a $100-million charge in the third quarter to resolve some legal and regulatory matters that were previously disclosed, the trading app operator said on Friday.
Apple Says iPhone 15 Pro's Titanium Frame Does Not Contribute to Overheating IssuePublished: 2023-09-30 11:10:06-07:00
Apple today said it plans to release an iOS 17 software update with a bug fix for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max overheating issue, and the company has since shared additional details about the matter with MacRumors.
Importantly, Apple said the issue is not related to the titanium frame. Contrary to a report this week, Apple said the iPhone 15 Pro's design does not contribute to overheating. In fact, Apple said the titanium frame and aluminum substructure provide better heat dissipation than any previous-generation Pro models with stainless steel fra [...]
What are these black balls doing in the reservoir?Published: 2023-09-30 14:00:00-04:00
The black shade balls in the Los Angeles reservoir act as a protective shield, blocking sunlight and safeguarding the water supply from harmful chemical reactions.
A Canadian appeals court rules that Google's search engine is covered by federal privacy law, which could give Canadians the "right to be forgotten" on Google (Sean Fine/Globe and Mail)Published: 2023-09-30 13:40:02-04:00
Sean Fine / Globe and Mail:
A Canadian appeals court rules that Google's search engine is covered by federal privacy law, which could give Canadians the “right to be forgotten” on Google — Google's search engine is covered by federal privacy law, a court has ruled, opening the door for people to demand …
Apple says iPhone 15 models could be running "warmer than expected" due to a few factors, like an iOS 17 bug and updates to Instagram and other third-party apps (Patrick Holland/CNET)Published: 2023-09-30 12:33:35-04:00
Patrick Holland / CNET:
Apple says iPhone 15 models could be running “warmer than expected” due to a few factors, like an iOS 17 bug and updates to Instagram and other third-party apps — Widespread complaints about overheating of the new iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max can be traced to several factors …
Apple to Address iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Issue With iOS 17 UpdatePublished: 2023-09-30 09:28:07-07:00
Apple plans to release an iOS 17 update to address a bug that may contribute to the reported iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max overheating issue, according to a statement the company shared today with MacRumors and Forbes reporter David Phelan.
Apple also says some recent updates to third-party apps have overloaded the system and contributed to the overheating issue. The report notes that some of these apps include Instagram, Uber, and the racing game Asphalt 9: Legends, and Apple is working with the developers of these apps to address the issue. The repor [...]
Perseverance rover tracks a dust devil moving at 12 mph on MarsPublished: 2023-09-30 12:22:07-04:00
The video, which was released by NASA on Friday, was taken on Aug. 30, 2023, the 899th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
Codec avatars: The next frontier of Meta’s VR technologyPublished: 2023-09-30 11:59:11-04:00
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals the technology behind codec avatars, which create ultra-realistic VR faces.
NSA's outgoing director Paul Nakasone announces an AI security center, after an NSA study identified protecting American AI models as a national security issue (Associated Press)Published: 2023-09-30 11:55:03-04:00
NSA's outgoing director Paul Nakasone announces an AI security center, after an NSA study identified protecting American AI models as a national security issue — The National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center — a crucial mission as AI capabilities …
DNA tells the story of the first cowboys’ African descentPublished: 2023-09-30 11:11:58-04:00
"It's debunking the idea enslaved Africans were simply the workers — the brawn, not the brains. They created a lot of novel techniques."
Unlocking IaC Part 3: Your First Terraform Deployment!Published: 2023-09-30 15:00:01+00:00
Getting setup to build with Terraform is hard! In Part 3 we get down to business and build a Splunk server in AWS using Terraform.
The next day, the 8th day of JanuaryPublished: 2023-09-30 14:45:01+00:00
The next day, the 8th day of January, after a day and night passed at the corral, where they left all in order, Cyrus Harding and Ayrton arrived at Granite House. The engineer immediately called his companions together, and informed them of the imminent danger which threatened Lincoln Island, and from which no human power could deliver them. “My friends,” he said, and his voice betrayed the depth of his emotion, “our island is not among those which will endure while this earth endures. It is doomed to more or less speedy destruction, the cause of which it bears within itself, and from which nothing can save it.” The colonists looked at each other, then at the engineer. They did not clearly comprehend him. “Explain yourself, Cyrus!” said Gideon Spilett. “I will do so,” replied Cyrus Harding, “or rather I will simply afford you the explanation which, during our few minutes of private conversation, was given me by Captain Nemo.” “Captain Nemo!” exclaimed the colonists. “Yes, and it was the last service he [...]
Google's new undersea cable will connect Portugal and the USPublished: 2023-09-30 10:43:50-04:00
Nuvem: A transatlantic system to connect Portugal, Bermuda and South Carolina, United States and boost international connectivity.
US DoD Chief Digital and AI Officer Craig Martell says the agency wants to use AI safely and urges companies to be more transparent about their AI software (Katrina Manson/Bloomberg)Published: 2023-09-30 10:25:00-04:00
Katrina Manson / Bloomberg:
US DoD Chief Digital and AI Officer Craig Martell says the agency wants to use AI safely and urges companies to be more transparent about their AI software — - Defense Department is holding symposium to discuss AI — Official says agency wants to use the algorithms safely
Ghost in the IDE: Testing Replit’s AI Helper, GhostwriterPublished: 2023-09-30 14:00:35+00:00
Recently, I’ve been taking a trip through tools that give the software developer hints, help, debugging advice or (in some
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51 Stories To Learn About LifePublished: 2023-09-30 14:00:14+00:00
Let's learn about Life via these 51 free stories. They are ordered by most time reading created on HackerNoon. Visit the /Learn Repo to find the most read stories about any technology.
Stories on biology, philosophy, rationalism, illusions, deceptions, metaphysics, happiness, and other stuff.
1. Before and After the Internet
<h3 id="2thesimplelifeofhumanshttpshackernooncomthesimplel [...]
209 Stories To Learn About Mental HealthPublished: 2023-09-30 14:00:12+00:00
Let's learn about Mental Health via these 209 free stories. They are ordered by most time reading created on HackerNoon. Visit the /Learn Repo to find the most read stories about any technology.
If your mind is not right, nothing it produces or caters to will be. HackerNoon's mental health stories address how to care for your most valuable asset
1. Omori on Nintendo Switch SERIOUSLY Needs a Trigger Warning</[...]
123 Stories To Learn About Internet CensorshipPublished: 2023-09-30 14:00:08+00:00
Let's learn about Internet Censorship via these 123 free stories. They are ordered by most time reading created on HackerNoon. Visit the /Learn Repo to find the most read stories about any technology.
1. Why Godaddy is low key the most dangerous company on the internet
Deploy the Latest Version of the Nextcloud with Just Two CommandsPublished: 2023-09-30 13:00:18+00:00
Nextcloud is one of the most popular on-prem cloud platforms on the market. Recently, the project team released Nextcloud Hub
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Using Git Hooks with MySQLPublished: 2023-09-30 13:00:02+00:00
Create test DB Create git hook post-receive Execute SQL scripts on push
Top Stories: macOS Sonoma Released, iOS 17.1 Beta, and iPhone 16 RumorsPublished: 2023-09-30 06:00:00-07:00
Mac fans, rejoice! You can now enjoy the upgrades that come with macOS Sonoma, which was released to the public this week just a bit later than the major updates for the rest of Apple's platforms.
Apple isn't stopping there, of course, and it's already begun seeding iOS 17.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, and other upcoming updates to developers and public beta testers. This week also saw some fresh rumors about the iPhone 16 (yes, already!), while discussion continues over thermal issues with the iPhone 15 Pro and Apple's controversial FineWoven accessories, so read on for all the details on these stories and more!
Apple Releases macOS Sonoma With Desktop Widgets, Game Mode, and More
macOS Sonoma was released to the public this [...]
A new wearable sensor can monitor sweat in real timePublished: 2023-09-30 08:54:08-04:00
The patch can calibrate the glucose measurements based on the pH and temperature changes in sweat due to factors such as exercise and eating.
An interview with Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström about his upbringing, his VC firm Atomico, the vitality of Europe's startup space, a Skype "mafia", and more (John Thornhill/Financial Times)Published: 2023-09-30 08:40:06-04:00
John Thornhill / Financial Times:
An interview with Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström about his upbringing, his VC firm Atomico, the vitality of Europe's startup space, a Skype “mafia”, and more — The Skype co-founder turned venture capitalist on how Europe's start-ups can challenge America's giants
MR. HOPE has been able to deal adequatelyPublished: 2023-09-30 12:30:02+00:00
ADDRESS AT THE ROYAL LITERARY FUND BANQUET, LONDON, MAY 4, 1900 Anthony Hope introduced Mr. Clemens to make the response to the toast “Literature.” MR. HOPE has been able to deal adequately with this toast without assistance from me. Still, I was born generous. If he had advanced any theories that needed refutation or correction I would have attended to them, and if he had made any statements stronger than those which he is in the habit of making I would have dealt with them. In fact, I was surprised at the mildness of his statements. I could not have made such statements if I had preferred to, because to exaggerate is the only way I can approximate to the truth. You cannot have a theory without principles. Principles is another name for prejudices. I have no prejudices in politics, religion, literature, or anything else. I am now on my way to my own country to run for the presidency because there are not yet enough candidates in the field, and those who have entered are too much ham [...]
Llama 2 Long outperforms other AI models in long queriesPublished: 2023-09-30 08:09:02-04:00
Llama 2 Long is an extension of Llama 2, an open-source AI model that Meta released in the summer.
Alfvén waves: unlocking unlimited clean energy for the EarthPublished: 2023-09-30 07:56:57-04:00
If the sun and other stars power themselves with clean and seemingly limitless energy, so then why can't the other do the same?
James Webb Space Telescope detects a 'baby galaxy'Published: 2023-09-30 07:52:20-04:00
The Webb observed the galaxy thanks to gravitational lensing.
The escape.Published: 2023-09-30 11:30:02+00:00
Miss Jenny, sitting at the poop of the “Dolphin,” was anxiously waiting the captain’s return; when the latter went up to her she could not utter a word, but her eyes questioned James Playfair more eagerly than her lips could have done. The latter, with Crockston’s help, informed the young girl of the facts relating to her father’s imprisonment. He said that he had carefully broached the subject of the prisoners of war to Beauregard, but as the General did not seem disposed at all in their favour, he had thought it better to say no more about it, but think the matter over again. “Since Mr. Halliburtt is not free in the town, his escape will be more difficult; but I will finish my task, and I promise you, Miss Jenny, that the ‘Dolphin’ shall not leave Charleston, without having your father on board.” “Thank you, Mr. James; I thank you with my whole heart.”
DNA and glass combined to make ultra-light strong materialPublished: 2023-09-30 07:03:52-04:00
This lightweight material surpasses the strength of steel.
Blocking a protein could stop a dangerous tick-borne diseasePublished: 2023-09-30 07:01:09-04:00
A WSU team has found a protein that helps a bacteria cause anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disease, and hopes to stop it.
Dev News: Deno’s New Queues, AI Plays at Cloudflare, MongoDBPublished: 2023-09-30 11:00:05+00:00
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A MONUMENT TO ADAMPublished: 2023-09-30 10:30:01+00:00
Some one has revealed to the Tribune that I once suggested to Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, of Elmira, New York, that we get up a monument to Adam, and that Mr. Beecher favored the project. There is more to it than that. The matter started as a joke, but it came somewhat near to materializing. It is long ago—thirty years. Mr. Darwin's Descent of Man has been in print five or six years, and the storm of indignation raised by it was still raging in pulpits and periodicals. In tracing the genesis of the human race back to its sources, Mr. Darwin had left Adam out altogether. We had monkeys, and “missing links,” and plenty of other kinds of ancestors, but no Adam. Jesting with Mr. Beecher and other friends in Elmira, I said there seemed to be a likelihood that the world would discard Adam and accept the monkey, and that in the course of time Adam's very name would be forgotten in the earth; therefore this calamity ought to be averted; a monument would accomplish this, and Elmira ought not to waste this honorable oppor [...]
Q&A with YouTube Chief Business Officer Mary Ellen Coe on NFL Sunday Ticket "exceeding expectations", Multiview interest, the Charter-Disney dispute, and more (Dade Hayes/Deadline)Published: 2023-09-30 05:35:01-04:00
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Q&A with YouTube Chief Business Officer Mary Ellen Coe on NFL Sunday Ticket “exceeding expectations”, Multiview interest, the Charter-Disney dispute, and more — - YouTube Chief Business Officer Mary Ellen Coe On NFL Sunday Ticket “Exceeding Expectations”, Unexpected Disney-Charter Plugs & More
New desalination system produces drinking water at high ratePublished: 2023-09-30 05:30:42-04:00
When scaled up the device could easily generate 4 to 6 liters of drinking water per hour.
"I DO LOVE HIM."Published: 2023-09-30 09:30:01+00:00
So it was. Lady Carbury had returned home from the soirée of learned people, and had brought Roger Carbury with her. They both came up to the drawing-room and found Paul and Henrietta together. It need hardly be said that they were both surprised. Roger supposed that Montague was still at Liverpool, and, knowing that he was not a frequent visitor in Welbeck Street, could hardly avoid a feeling that a meeting between the two had now been planned in the mother's absence. The reader knows that it was not so. Roger certainly was a man not liable to suspicion, but the circumstances in this case were suspicious. There would have been nothing to suspect,—no reason why Paul should not have been there,—but from the promise which had been given. There was, indeed, no breach of that promise proved by Paul's presence in Welbeck Street; but Roger felt rather than thought that the two could hardly have spent the evening together without such breach. Whether Paul had broken the promise by what he had already said the reader [...]
Counter-Strike 2 Lacks Mac Support, Update Breaks CS:GO for macOSPublished: 2023-09-30 01:54:15-07:00
Valve this week released Counter-Strike 2, the highly anticipated free upgrade for owners of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but Mac owners were left in the lurch on launch day, with the upgrade breaking the game and seemingly no macOS version forthcoming.
The title's release on Wednesday forced a 26GB update for everyone with CS:GO, including Mac users, but after installation those on macOS soon discovered that the update essentially makes the game unplayable because Steam subsequently attempts to launch an executable file for Windows. Some users have had to employ a workaround to reverse the change and access CS:GO, but it's less than ideal.
Valve quietly removed the macOS symbol on <a href=" [...]
Among the FellsPublished: 2023-09-30 07:30:02+00:00
Alice came down to breakfast on that Christmas morning at Vavasor Hall without making any sign as to the letter she had received. The party there consisted of her grandfather, her father, her cousin Kate, and herself. They all made their Christmas salutations as is usual, and Alice received and made hers as did the others, without showing that anything had occurred to disturb her tranquillity. Kate remarked that she had heard that morning from Aunt Greenow, and promised to show Alice the letter after breakfast. But Alice said no word of her own letter. "Why didn't your aunt come here to eat her Christmas dinner?" said the Squire. "Perhaps, sir, because you didn't ask her," said Kate, standing close to her grandfather,—for the old man was somewhat deaf. "And why didn't you ask her;—that is, if she stands upon asking to come to her old home?" "Nay, sir, but I couldn't do that without your bidding. We Vavasors are not always fond of meeting each other."
The Bishop's LibraryPublished: 2023-09-30 07:15:02+00:00
And thus the pleasant party at Plumstead was broken up. It had been a very pleasant party as long as they had all remained in good humour with one another. Mrs. Grantly had felt her house to be gayer and brighter than it had been for many a long day, and the archdeacon had been aware that the month had passed pleasantly without attributing the pleasure to any other special merits than those of his own hospitality. Within three or four days of Eleanor's departure, Mr. Harding had also returned, and Mr. Arabin had gone to Oxford to spend one week there previous to his settling at the vicarage of St. Ewold's. He had gone laden with many messages to Dr. Gwynne touching the iniquity of the doings in Barchester palace and the peril in which it was believed the hospital still stood in spite of the assurances contained in Mr. Slope's inauspicious letter.
Hubble spots expansion of 20,000-year-old supernova explosionPublished: 2023-09-30 03:11:16-04:00
Cygnus Loop is located about 1,500 light years away from Earth.
SEC Accuses CZ of Liability as Control Person for Binance's Regulatory ViolationsPublished: 2023-09-30 07:00:18+00:00
The SEC alleges that CZ, as a control person over Binance, is liable for the exchange's alleged violations of Exchange Act Sections 5, 15(a), and 17A(b). This legal action aims to address this liability and its potential consequences.
A history of Vine's failure to build relationships with its top creators, who Vine leadership resented for gaming the app's ranking algorithm and their humor (Taylor Lorenz/Washington Post)Published: 2023-09-30 02:30:00-04:00
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
A history of Vine's failure to build relationships with its top creators, who Vine leadership resented for gaming the app's ranking algorithm and their humor — The wildly popular video app's contentious relationship with its own power users offers a cautionary tale for social platforms
The TechBeat: Parenting Skills That Shape Effective Business Leadership (9/30/2023)Published: 2023-09-30 06:10:32+00:00
How are you, hacker? 🪐Want to know what's trending right now?: The Techbeat by HackerNoon has got you covered with fresh content from our trending stories of the day! Set email preference here. ## Parenting Skills That Shape Effective Business Leadership By @lomitpatel [ 5 Min read ] As a parent, I've found that these seven parenting skills have helped me become a better business leader in my everyday life. Read More.<h2 id="thebestpracticesfordevopspipelineshttpshackernooncomthebestpracticesfordevopspipeli [...]
We need not follow Sir Roger to his gravePublished: 2023-09-30 06:00:02+00:00
We need not follow Sir Roger to his grave, nor partake of the baked meats which were furnished for his funeral banquet. Such men as Sir Roger Scatcherd are always well buried, and we have already seen that his glories were duly told to posterity in the graphic diction of his sepulchral monument. In a few days the doctor had returned to his quiet home, and Sir Louis found himself reigning at Boxall Hill in his father's stead—with, however, a much diminished sway, and, as he thought it, but a poor exchequer. We must soon return to him and say something of his career as a baronet; but for the present, we may go back to our more pleasant friends at Greshamsbury. But our friends at Greshamsbury had not been making themselves pleasant—not so pleasant to each other as circumstances would have admitted. In those days which the doctor had felt himself bound to pass, if not altogether at Boxall Hill, yet altogether away from his own home, so as to admit of his being as much as possible with his patient, Mary had been [...]
Leaked internal messages from 2020 and 2021 detail Huawei's efforts to lobby Greek officials; filings: Huawei's 2022 sales in Greece rose 56% YoY to €258M (New York Times)Published: 2023-09-30 01:35:01-04:00
New York Times:
Leaked internal messages from 2020 and 2021 detail Huawei's efforts to lobby Greek officials; filings: Huawei's 2022 sales in Greece rose 56% YoY to €258M — Leaked internal messages detail efforts by the Chinese tech giant to court Greek officials and fight an American-led effort against its technology.
Data and sources: TikTok Shop was on pace to handle $6B+ worth of transactions in Indonesia in 2023, before its ban in the country, and $17B+ in Southeast Asia (Juro Osawa/The Information)Published: 2023-09-30 01:10:03-04:00
Juro Osawa / The Information:
Data and sources: TikTok Shop was on pace to handle $6B+ worth of transactions in Indonesia in 2023, before its ban in the country, and $17B+ in Southeast Asia — TikTok just cannot escape government scrutiny. Even as the hugely popular ByteDance-owned app expands in the U.S. despite …
How to Copyright Your AI CreationsPublished: 2023-09-30 05:00:02+00:00
Creating content with AI might sound appealing for efficiency, but it often lacks copyright protection. AI-generated content is considered non-copyrightable, potentially making your work public domain. This is due to the lack of full control over AI, which operates as a 'black box' with various variables affecting output. Additionally, IP watchdogs are cautious about granting AI copyright, given ongoing legal disputes over AI's use of copyrighted material. Regulators are adopting a case-by-case approach, challenging creators to prove that their work is AI-assisted rather than AI-generated. The EU IP doctrine provides a framework for this, focusing on human effort, originality, creativity, and expression. To establish your work as AI-assisted, document your creative choices at each stage of the process, from conception to execution and redaction. Emphasize your role as the creative driver, making your choices and vision clear in the final product. While this isn't a guaranteed solution, it provides the best [...]
SOMETHING OUT OF THE WAY.Published: 2023-09-30 04:15:02+00:00
The Brake hounds went out four days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; but the hunting party on this Saturday was very small. None of the ladies joined in it, and when Lord Chiltern came down to breakfast at half-past eight he met no one but Gerard Maule. "Where's Spooner?" he asked. But neither Maule nor the servant could answer the question. Mr. Spooner was a man who never missed a day from the beginning of cubbing to the end of the season, and who, when April came, could give you an account of the death of every fox killed. Chiltern cracked his eggs, and said nothing more for the moment, but Gerard Maule had his suspicions. "He must be coming," said Maule; "suppose you send up to him." The servant was sent, and came down with Mr. Spooner's compliments. Mr. Spooner didn't mean to hunt to-day. He had something of a headache. He would see Lord Chiltern at the meet on Monday. Maule immediately declared that neither would he hunt; but Lord Chiltern looked at him, and he hesitated. "I don't care a [...]
Research: ahead of Slovakia's parliamentary elections, AI-generated deepfake videos of politicians are spreading on Facebook, Telegram, and other platforms (Olivia Solon/Bloomberg)Published: 2023-09-30 00:15:01-04:00
Olivia Solon / Bloomberg:
Research: ahead of Slovakia's parliamentary elections, AI-generated deepfake videos of politicians are spreading on Facebook, Telegram, and other platforms — Videos featuring AI-generated deepfake voices of politicians are spreading on social media ahead of the Slovak parliamentary elections this weekend …
Dedicated to New York City's Books of WonderPublished: 2023-09-30 03:30:02+00:00
This chapter is dedicated to New York City's Books of Wonder, the oldest and largest kids' bookstore in Manhattan. They're located just a few blocks away from Tor Books' offices in the Flatiron Building and every time I drop in to meet with the Tor people, I always sneak away to Books of Wonder to peruse their stock of new, used and rare kids' books. I'm a heavy collector of rare editions of Alice in Wonderland, and Books of Wonder never fails to excite me with some beautiful, limited-edition Alice. They have tons of events for kids and one of the most inviting atmospheres I've ever experienced at a bookstore. Books of Wonder: 18 West 18th St, New York, NY 10011 USA +1 212 989 3270 They took me outside and around the corner, to a waiting unmarked police car. It wasn't like anyone in that neighborhood would have had a hard time figuring out that it was a cop-car, though. Only police drive big Crown Victorias now that gas had hit seven bucks a gallon. What's more, only cops could double-park in the middle of [...]
Apple Wallet's New Bank Account Feature Likely to Expand to U.S.Published: 2023-09-29 20:11:59-07:00
Starting with the iOS 17.1 beta released this week, iPhone users in the U.K. can add debit and credit cards from select banks in the country to the Wallet app and view their available balances and latest transactions for those accounts.
Apple calls this feature Connected Cards, and it's currently available in the U.K. only, but there is now evidence to suggest it will expand to the U.S. in the future.
As discovered by software researcher Aaron (@aaronp613), the following fine print is shown in t [...]
A look at FTX 2.0 Coalition, a group of creditors led by FTX CEO John Ray III that has almost 3,000 members and is looking to relaunch the exchange without SBF (Joel Khalili/Wired)Published: 2023-09-29 22:45:02-04:00
Joel Khalili / Wired:
A look at FTX 2.0 Coalition, a group of creditors led by FTX CEO John Ray III that has almost 3,000 members and is looking to relaunch the exchange without SBF — As SBF's trial approaches, a group of FTX creditors want to relaunch the collapsed exchange. It's not as crazy as it sounds.
The International Subversives.Published: 2023-09-30 02:45:02+00:00
All around; an eerie sound. — from `Maralinga', 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Prime Suspect rang Mendax, offering an adventure. He had discovered a strange system called NMELH1 (pronounced N-Melly-H-1) and it was time to go exploring. He read off the dial-up numbers, found in a list of modem phone numbers on another hacked system. Mendax looked at the scrap of paper in his hand, thinking about the name of the computer system. The `N' stood for Northern Telecom, a Canadian company with annual sales of $8 billion. NorTel, as the company was known, sold thousands of highly sophisticated switches and other telephone exchange equipment to some of the world's largest phone companies. The `Melly' undoubtedly referred to the fact that the system was in Melbourne. As for the `H-1', well, that was anyone's guess, but Mendax figured it probably stood for `host-1'—meaning computer site number one. Prime Suspect had stirred Mendax's interest. Mendax had spent hours experimenting with commands inside the computers wh [...]
Court: Apparently Vindictive Detainment And Strip Search Are, Yep, Constitutional ViolationsPublished: 2023-09-30 02:39:00+00:00
You can be a law enforcement officer without being a complete asshole. I know it rarely seems to be the case, but it’s completely possible to command respect while still treating others with respect. And while assholery tends to go hand-in-hand with enforcing the law far too often, the end result of being vindictive and […]
THE CONCEPTION AND THE GENETIC THEORY OF LIBIDOPublished: 2023-09-30 02:15:02+00:00
The chief source of the history of the analytic conception of libido is Freud’s “Three Contributions to the Sexual Theory.” There the term libido is conceived by him in the original narrow sense of sexual impulse, sexual need. Experience forces us to the assumption of a capacity for displacement of the libido, because functions or localizations of non-sexual force are undoubtedly capable of taking up a certain amount of libidinous sexual impetus, a libidinous afflux. Functions or objects could, therefore, obtain sexual value, which under normal circumstances really have nothing to do with sexuality. From this fact results the Freudian comparison of the libido with a stream, which is divisible, which can be dammed up, which overflows into branches, and so on. Freud’s original conception does not interpret “everything sexual,” although this has been asserted by critics, but recognizes the existence of certain forces, the nature of which are not well known; to which Freud, however, compelled by th [...]
Researchers report critical vulnerabilities in the Exim mail transfer agent allowing remote code execution; Exim is used by as many as 253K servers (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)Published: 2023-09-29 20:25:01-04:00
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers report critical vulnerabilities in the Exim mail transfer agent allowing remote code execution; Exim is used by as many as 253K servers — Remote code execution requiring no authentication fixed. 2 other RCEs remain unpatched. — Thousands of servers running the Exim mail transfer agent &
macOS Sonoma: 50 New Features and Changes Worth Checking OutPublished: 2023-09-29 15:55:04-07:00
Apple on Tuesday released macOS Sonoma, the latest version of the company's Mac operating system. macOS Sonoma introduces interactive desktop widgets, web apps, new videoconferencing features, and updated capabilities across the platform.
In this article, we've selected 50 new features and lesser-known changes that are worth checking out if you're upgrading. What do you think of macOS Sonoma so far? Let us know in the comments.
1. Set Widget Color Options
When not in use, interactive desktop widgets fade into the background by taking on a monochrome style, allowing you to concentrate on the active app or window.
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Meta quietly unveils Llama 2 Long, which has been trained with longer sequences, outperforming GPT-3.5 Turbo and Claude 2 when responding to long user prompts (Carl Franzen/VentureBeat)Published: 2023-09-29 17:45:01-04:00
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
Meta quietly unveils Llama 2 Long, which has been trained with longer sequences, outperforming GPT-3.5 Turbo and Claude 2 when responding to long user prompts — Meta Platforms showed off a bevy of new AI features for its consumer-facing services Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp …
Publisher Wants $2,500 To Allow Academics To Post Their Own Manuscript To Their Own RepositoryPublished: 2023-09-29 21:34:24+00:00
As a Walled Culture explained back in 2021, open access (OA) to published academic research comes in two main varieties. “Gold” open access papers are freely available to the public because the researchers’ institutions pay “article-processing charges” to a publisher. “Green” OA papers are available because the authors self-archive their work on a personal Web site or institutional repository […]
CarPlay Not Working for Some iPhone 15 Users, Possibly Because of USB-C CablesPublished: 2023-09-29 14:27:32-07:00
CarPlay is not working as expected for some iPhone 15 users, an issue that is likely linked to the transition to USB-C. There are multiple complaints from MacRumors readers and Reddit users who are unable to get CarPlay to work with their new devices.
Cable type and available port options are a common theme in the CarPlay reports, with many of the functionality problems linked to USB-A to USB-C cables. Many cars, even some that are more recent, have only USB-A ports and not USB-C ports, so a USB-A to USB-C cable is required.
Unfortunately, it appears that not all US [...]
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Using Vision Pro: 'It's an Aha Moment'Published: 2023-09-29 14:00:47-07:00
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with The Independent that the upcoming Vision Pro is part of his nightly routine, and that it has convinced him that spatial computing is the future. He described using the Vision Pro as an industry-defining "aha" moment.
"There are huge differences in how people look at it, depending on if they've read about it or actually tried it," said Cook. "I believe even more about how profound spatial computing is. When you've tried it, it's an aha moment, and you only have a few of those in a lifetime."
While analysts don't expect the Vision Pro headset to sell well during its first year of a [...]
Apple Uses Tiny QR Codes to Track Display Manufacturing Failures and Cut CostsPublished: 2023-09-29 13:45:18-07:00
Apple etches iPhone displays with small QR codes that let it precisely track the number of defective screens that are thrown out by suppliers, according to a new report from The Information.
One barcode is the size of a grain of sand and can be viewed only with special equipment, while the other is on the inside of the display along the bezel. Apple spent millions of dollars developing the barcode process and installing laser scanning equipment at Lens Technology and Biel Crystal, two manufacturers that make the iPhone's cover glass.
With this system, Apple has a precise count of every piece of glass pro [...]
Letter: the US SEC told Bolt the startup likely won't face enforcement action after a 15-month probe into whether Bolt violated securities laws when fundraising (Forbes)Published: 2023-09-29 16:25:01-04:00
Letter: the US SEC told Bolt the startup likely won't face enforcement action after a 15-month probe into whether Bolt violated securities laws when fundraising — In a letter viewed by Forbes, the SEC said that it does not intend to recommend any action against the startup following …
Let’s Go! Supreme Court Grants Cert To Hear Cases About Social Media Moderation Laws In Florida & TexasPublished: 2023-09-29 19:37:24+00:00
This isn’t exactly a surprise. Everyone has expected this pretty much from about the time that Ron DeSantis insisted he had a plan to regulate social media, but it got delayed by a year, because it seemed that the Supreme Court just didn’t want to deal with it yet, and punted by asking the White […]
iPhone 16 and 16 Pro: Preliminary Weights and DimensionsPublished: 2023-09-29 12:34:18-07:00
MacRumors has obtained preliminary information on the weights and dimensions planned for the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. The information corroborates previous reports suggesting that the iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max will feature larger displays.
iPhone 16 and 16 Plus
Current information suggests that the iPhone 16 and 16 Plus will maintain the same dimensions as the current iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, with the only difference being an increase in weight of around 2 grams for both models – [...]
Around the world with no emissions with Solar Airship OnePublished: 2023-09-29 15:33:00-04:00
Solar Airship One embarks on a 24,854-mile zero-emissions world tour powered by the Sun and hydrogen. A game-changer in sustainable aviation.
#define: a game of fake definitionsPublished: 2023-09-29 19:30:00+00:00
Jerod gathers a group of friends for our first game show experiment here on Changelog & Friends! This is a game of obscure jargon, fake definitions & expert tomfoolery. Our contestants checked their imposter syndrome at the door, because they either know what these words mean or they fake it ’til they make their peers think they do.
Research reveals microplastic invasion in secluded cavePublished: 2023-09-29 15:23:00-04:00
“We knew if we found microplastics in the cave, it’s not going to be because somebody has just hiked back into the cave and shed fibers from their clothing or left food wrappers.” - Dr Hasenmueller
5 Best Practices for Securing Your API GatewayPublished: 2023-09-29 18:51:18+00:00
API gateways are the front door to all your microservices. The API gateway’s central role in routing makes it both
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Angular, Qwik Creator on How JS Frameworks Handle ReactivityPublished: 2023-09-29 18:12:30+00:00
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Galaxy S24 leaks show Samsung’s usual love for the iPhonePublished: 2023-09-29 18:04:52+00:00
The new flat titanium sides on the S24 remind us of a certain fruit company.
Ohio Cops Respond To Online Sexual Exploitation Report By Offering To Arrest The 11-Year-Old VictimPublished: 2023-09-29 18:02:24+00:00
The most cynical take on this period of historic lows in US crime rates isn’t that we’ve locked up so many people that most crime now takes place in prisons where no one cares (or tabulates) how many criminal acts are still being committed. No, the most cynical take is this: people just got sick […]
As Cybertruck nears launch, rival Rivian hopeful of co-existencePublished: 2023-09-29 14:02:00-04:00
The CEO of Rivian opined that Cybertruck is unlikely to overlap with other EV offerings in the segment.
GE Aerospace’s Sensiworm made flying safer!Published: 2023-09-29 14:00:00-04:00
Sensiworm revolutionizes jet engine inspections, enhancing safety with real-time monitoring and gas leak detection.
Daily Deal: Ninja Dragon Storm X 4K Dual Camera Smart DronePublished: 2023-09-29 17:56:00+00:00
Your future is here with the Ninja Dragon 4K Smart Drone. It’s super simple to take off and land with an optical flow positioning system that allows you to keep your hands off the controls when flying, especially if you have trouble taking off/landing from high places like trees. This model also has intelligent gesture […]
DNA traces found in 6 million-year-old sea turtle fossilPublished: 2023-09-29 13:33:00-04:00
The prehistoric sea turtle fossil was discovered in Panama's Chagres Formation on the Caribbean coast.
Raspberry Pi 5: Faster, Better, Stronger — SpendierPublished: 2023-09-29 17:10:38+00:00
New analysis reveals what may be Europe's oldest shoesPublished: 2023-09-29 13:03:00-04:00
The shoes, discovered inside a Spanish cave in the 19th century, date back 6,000 years.
Why Cloud Native Expertise Is so Hard to Hire for, and What to Do InsteadPublished: 2023-09-29 17:00:27+00:00
Cloud native technologies have gained massive momentum in recent years due to their ability to help organizations achieve faster and
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NLRB Files Complaint Against Ridiculously Overbroad Non-Compete As An Unfair Labor PracticePublished: 2023-09-29 16:27:24+00:00
We’ve been on this soapbox for over 15 years now. There are reams upon reams of evidence that the single greatest reason why California became the innovation hub that it became (in both Silicon Valley and Hollywood) was because it effectively outlawed non-compete agreements in the late 19th century. I have long been a vocal […]
The beauty and mystery of the shell galaxy NGC 3923Published: 2023-09-29 12:22:00-04:00
This galaxy is about 50 percent bigger than the Milky Way and has more than 40 shells around it.
Will the iPhone 15 Launch in (PRODUCT)RED Next Year?Published: 2023-09-29 09:18:54-07:00
While the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are available in a variety of colors, there is currently no (PRODUCT)RED option for the devices. However, there is a decent possibility that the color will make a reappearance early next year.
Apple has released at least one new iPhone in (PRODUCT)RED every year since 2017, so it seems probable that the color could be introduced for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus in March or April of 2024, in order to boost sales of the devices midway through their product cycle. This is exactly what happened with the iPhone 7 and <a h [...]
How We Built the New JSON API for Cassandra and Astra DBPublished: 2023-09-29 16:01:05+00:00
Recently, we began to consider how to make Apache Cassandra more accessible to a wider audience of developers, particularly for
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Best Apple Deals of the Week: Get AirPods Pro 2 With USB-C for $199.99 and Up to 90% Off Apple AccessoriesPublished: 2023-09-29 08:57:10-07:00
We're still tracking steep discounts on first party Apple accessories at Woot as we head into the weekend, alongside Anker's best USB-C devices getting marked down on Amazon. In terms of Apple hardware, you'll find some of the best deals ever seen on Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2 below.
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AirPods Pro 2 (USB-C)
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Report: Google’s money was “key” factor in Apple rejecting Bing purchasePublished: 2023-09-29 15:39:56+00:00
Microsoft had also considered a large Apple investment in 2016 to boost Bing.
iPhone 15 and 15 Pro review: The final formPublished: 2023-09-29 15:31:55+00:00
Years of iteration have led to a great phone, but where do we go from here?
Making the Leap: Ops Roles Evolve into Platform EngineersPublished: 2023-09-29 15:30:26+00:00
In our previous blog posts, we dug into the importance of platform engineering, emphasizing its transformative impact on the software
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Microsoft will stop old Windows product keys from activating new Windows installsPublished: 2023-09-29 15:10:13+00:00
Windows 7 and 8 keys still seem to work for now, but that may be ending.
How pressure improves battery materials in ball millingPublished: 2023-09-29 11:07:00-04:00
Ball milling, a simple technique to mix and grind materials, can create high-pressure effects that improve battery efficiency.
Secure Go APIs with Decentralized Identity Tokens, Part 3Published: 2023-09-29 15:02:34+00:00
When used together in decentralized identity tokens, token expiry and claims can help establish a robust security posture for Go
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The MacRumors Show: Should You Buy the Apple Watch Series 9?Published: 2023-09-29 07:58:57-07:00
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the latest Apple Watch models, who should upgrade, and consider whether it is worth waiting for the rumored "Apple Watch X."
After spending several days with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, we discuss our initial experiences with the new devices, their design, and some of their standout features such as the Action button and USB-C port. We also return to the matter of Apple's FineWoven accessories, which appear to have been <a href="https://www.macrumors.com/2023/09/25/finewoven-iphone-case-continue [...]
The Goldilocks CDE: Gitpod Fits Between SaaS and Self-HostedPublished: 2023-09-29 14:57:13+00:00
CDE, which stands for “Cloud Development Environment”, is a hot product category for developers currently. Up till now, the consensus
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Why do they even have nets in Dungeons & Dragons 5e?Published: 2023-09-29 16:54:46+02:00
Software Defined Talk #434
That’s the opening topic of our podcast this week. Oh, and we talk about a bunch of tech shit too:
Watch the video above, or just listen to the audio only, edited podcast.
My colleague Bryan Ross has been writing up some tiny videos I made last year. They’re fun for me to read: he adds a lot of depth to what were, basically, just snarky asides in my head that I turned into 60 second videos. His latest is out, and you should read it!
In recent research, consultancy firm <a href="https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/uk/Documents/about-deloitte/deloitte-uk-digital
CRISPR-based gene editing gets smaller, better "scissors"Published: 2023-09-29 10:01:00-04:00
The team used genetic engineering to transform a smaller Cas12 protein into a powerful editing one.
Oracle Supports PostgresPublished: 2023-09-29 10:00:01-04:00
At CloudWorld 2022, an Oracle executive announced support for a managed Postgres cloud service and an optimized version called Postgres Aries. Eleven months later, Oracle has announced limited availability of their Postgres cloud service, with full availability in December. (FYI, OCI in this article stands for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.) They even said some nice things about Postgres:
PostgreSQL has long been a beacon in the open source database world. With over 35 years of rigorous development, it boasts an impressive track record for reliability, robust features, and performance. Highlighted by DB-engines, its rise in market share is a testa[...]
Deals: Get the 13-Inch M2 MacBook Air for All-Time Low Price of $899 ($200 Off)Published: 2023-09-29 06:24:11-07:00
Apple's 13.6-inch 256GB M2 MacBook Air has dropped to $899.00 today on B&H Photo, down from $1,099.00. B&H Photo offers free two-day shipping in the contiguous United States, and has all four colors of Space Gray, Silver, Midnight, and Starlight at this price.
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This is an all-time low price on the 13.6-inch 256GB M2 MacBook Air, and B&H Photo's deal on it will last through 5:30 p.m. Central Time today. B&H Photo also has the <a href= [...]
An Introduction to Stream ProcessingPublished: 2023-09-29 13:15:03+00:00
Stream processing is a method of continuously ingesting, analyzing and acting on data as it’s generated. Unlike traditional batch processing,
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NASA's Psyche Mission ready for launch on SpaceX Falcon HeavyPublished: 2023-09-29 09:03:00-04:00
NASA and SpaceX target October 12 for the Falcon Heavy launch of the Psyche asteroid mission, unveiling mysteries of a metallic world between Mars and Jupiter.
Encrypted Client Hello - the last puzzle piece to privacyPublished: 2023-09-29 13:00:52+00:00
We're excited to announce a contribution to improving privacy for everyone on the Internet. Encrypted Client Hello, a new standard that prevents networks from snooping on which websites a user is visiting, is now available on all Cloudflare plans.
Privacy-preserving measurement and machine learningPublished: 2023-09-29 13:00:45+00:00
Cloudflare is implementing DAP (Distributed Aggregation Protocol) – a way of aggregating data without exposing individual measurements that uses multi-party computation