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  • The Antikythera mechanism is a 2,000-year-old computer

    05/24/2020 6:22:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 69 replies
    vox.com ^ | 5/17/2017 | brian resnick
    115 years ago, divers found a hunk of bronze off a Greek island. It changed our understanding of human history. One hundred fifteen years ago, an archeologist was sifting through objects found in the wreck of a 2,000-year-old vessel off the Greek island Antikythera. Among the wreck’s treasures — beautiful vases and pots, jewelry, a bronze statue of an ancient philosopher — was the most peculiar thing: a series of brass gears and dials mounted in a case the size of a mantel clock. Archeologists dubbed the instrument the Antikythera mechanism. The genius — and mystery — of this piece...
  • Industrial giant Honeywell says it’s built the world’s best quantum computer

    03/04/2020 6:20:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.technologyreview.com MIT ^ | March 3, 2020 | Staff
    The news: Honeywell, a US company best known for its home thermostats, has announced that it has built the world’s most powerful quantum computer. While all eyes were on IBM and Google, which last year knocked heads over quantum supremacy, Honeywell has been working quietly on quantum tech that it plans to make available to clients via the internet in the next three months. How it works: Most quantum computers, including those being developed by IBM and Google, are built around superconducting qubits, which use supercooled circuits. Honeywell’s quantum computer uses a different technology, called ion traps, which hold ions—the...
  • RIP Larry Tesler: The Man That Invented Cut, Copy, And Paste On The Computer

    02/21/2020 7:02:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.barstoolsports.com ^ | 2/20/2020 2:19 PM | Clem
    BBC- Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74. Mr Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people. It was thanks to his innovations - which included the "cut", "copy" and "paste" commands - that the personal computer became simple to learn and use. =================================================================== RIP Larry Tesler: The Man That Invented Cut, Copy, And Paste On The Computer. Ernie Banks once said "The measure of a man is in the lives he's touched". Which means Larry Tesler is...
  • Last Chance For FREE Windows 7 Upgrade To Windows 10 In 2020 (Windows-7 Update Ends 1-14-2020)

    01/06/2020 10:08:21 AM PST · by blam · 92 replies
    Here's how to successfully UPGRADE your Windows 7 system to Windows 10 for FREE! This video takes you though the process from start to finish including several obstacles to over come that you could face. This upgrade Works for ALL versions of Windows 7. And you may only have a couple of weeks to get the FREE upgrade to Windows10, as Microsoft will cease making updates available as of 14th January 2020 as part of it's Windows 7 end of life programme which could also mean Microsoft shuts down it's Windows 7 upgrade servers. So if you have been putting...
  • Information teleported between two computer chips for the first time

    12/27/2019 12:24:35 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 64 replies
    newatlas ^ | December 26, 2019 | Michael Irving December 26, 2019
    Scientists at the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have achieved quantum teleportation between two computer chips for the first time. The team managed to send information from one chip to another instantly without them being physically or electronically connected, in a feat that opens the door for quantum computers and quantum internet. This kind of teleportation is made possible by a phenomenon called quantum entanglement, where two particles become so entwined with each other that they can “communicate” over long distances. Changing the properties of one particle will cause the other to instantly change too, no...
  • Former Operator of Illegal Booter Services Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Damage

    11/15/2019 10:49:31 AM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 11/15/19 | DOJ
    Full Title: Former Operator of Illegal Booter Services Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Damage and Abuse Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 15, 2019 An Orland Park, Illinois, resident was sentenced yesterday to 13 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release on one count of conspiracy to cause damage to internet-connected computers for his role in owning, administering and supporting illegal booter services that launched millions of illegal denial of service, or DDoS, attacks against victim computer systems in the United States and elsewhere. Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle...
  • Microsoft Destroyed My Computer (or so it seems)

    10/09/2019 5:35:00 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 82 replies
    October 8, 2019 | ML/NJ
    So when I went to turn off my Windows7 machine last night, I got the warning not to turn it off because it was doing updates, so I left it going and went to sleep. In the morning, it took forever to start, but it did start. I looked at Dilbert and turned it off normally. Now I've come home and the startup didn't complete after ten minutes or so, so I turned it off and then turned it on again. The system suggested "Startup Repair" so I took that option and after a while, it asked if I wanted...
  • For a specific use case, should I use Mesh, Repeater, or an Access point

    08/26/2019 12:13:01 PM PDT · by RangerM · 19 replies
    8/26/19 | myself
    This is my use case--maintaining the Wifi connection as I move around the yard (1.2 acres). I work in the yard a lot, and the fact that I'm moving (around the yard) also means that the Wifi signal can be in and out. I have an Asus RT-AC5300 as my base and it provides fine coverage over most of the house. And covers most of my yard, although there are some weak spots on the farthest extremes. The router itself is on one end of the house in a spare bedroom. The wife doesn't want it in the middle "where...
  • US Customs Computer Shutdown Causes Delays At LAX, Airports Nationwide

    08/16/2019 2:41:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 08/16/2019
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection computers were shutdown nationwide Friday creating long lines at LAX and other airports around the country. LAX Airport tweeted out at 1:33 p.m. that “@CBP systems are experiencing an issue which appears to be impacting multiple airports including LAX. Officers are processing passengers manually so please check with your airline for the latest status of any flight impacts. More details as they become available. LAX recommended travelers continue to check with their airline directly for information on any potential flight impacts. Social media posts indicated that John F. Kennedy Airport in New York was experiencing...
  • The Amazing Bremelanotide PT-141 (Vyleesi)

    07/06/2019 2:38:50 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    metallicman ^ | Updated 5JUL19 | Editorial staff
    This post was updated 5JUL19, when I received word that the FDA approved Bremelanotide PT-141 under the name Vylessi. I updated this post, and subsequently added the name Vylessi to all mention of Bremelanotide PT-141, and added updated histories and commentaries at the end. We have a tendency to think inside the box. We try to improve what we know. We try to work within the framework of what we have. We actually do need to think "outside the box"... As a man gets older, your body changes. Your hair starts receding, and starts to fall out. You start to...
  • Alternative Search Engines instead of Google

    07/18/2019 12:34:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies
    metallicman ^ | Not Specified | Editorial staff
    Back in the day, I was one of the first people to start using Google as a search engine. I liked it’s clean interface, and simplicity. Of course, over the years, other people also found this to be the preferential search engine. Unfortunately, Google became big, powerful and yes, evil. They siphon up your personal information with zero regard to fourth amendment protections. They sell the information to the highest bidder, and give it away for free if the person is part of a government agency. Unfortunately, people like myself VALUE privacy. And that means that I no longer can...
  • Vanity TECH PING: Need Direction on Changing Devices and Emails Tech Makeover Needed

    06/29/2019 10:06:40 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 65 replies
    06.29.19 | chickensoup
    Chickensoup had a computer crash this spring. The beloved WIN7 and Outlook 2003 died a horrible death on the trusty Acer. Heartbroken the soup discovered there was no replacing this faithful companion. Soup needed a computer quickly and purchased a temporary HP from Staples. Win10 in all its gory. Also purchased a yearly MS package that includes Outlook, since this is to be a temporary computer. All of the businesses that the soup have have been run sucessfully on Outlook for many years. Outlook has been a centerpiece along with the trusty 11 year old LG Envy3 with customer lists....
  • Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.

    06/21/2019 3:06:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 64 replies
    WaPo ^ | June 21, 2019
    Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better. Over a recent week of Web surfing, I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ad and data companies ride shotgun while I clicked around the Web. This was made possible by the Web’s biggest snoop of all: Google. Seen from the inside, its Chrome browser looks a lot like surveillance software. Please follow...
  • Cuphead sells over one million copies in two weeks

    05/04/2019 8:46:28 PM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies
    MS Power user ^ | 13OCT17 | by Jennifer Locke
    Congratulations are in order to Studio MDHR. The indie studio has announced that that their sensational game Cuphead has sold over one million copies in the two weeks since it’s been out. An impressive feat for the studio’s first game. In a letter on Studio MDHR’s official website, Chad and Jared Moldenhauer thanked fans for all of their support. “Hello friends! Cuphead has only been out for two weeks and we never could have dreamed of the reception we’ve received from our amazing fans! Today, we wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for...
  • Follow up: I Need a New Laptop. Big One. Your Recommendations and Pans?

    04/03/2019 6:14:29 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 142 replies
    chickensoup | 04.03.19 | chickensoup
    Notice I posted this to the cheese hole, in hopes of a couple of responses. Prove me wrong...let's see if this thread hits 100...heck 50 from the cheesehole of chat. As a follow-up to yesterday's post : Tech Ping: Chickensoup is in Hot Water. Computer Died a Horrible Death. Need to Save Its Soul! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3739180/posts I am now in the market for a new computer. Your recommendations. I like powerful computers, money is less of an issue than configuration. This laptop is only moving between desk and home. Got to haves: 17" screen really fast nice color Good fans and...
  • Tech Ping: Chickensoup is in Hot Water. Computer Died a Horrible Death. Need to Save Its Soul!

    04/02/2019 2:49:27 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 94 replies
    chickensoup | 04.02,19 | chickensoup
    Tech Ping: Chickensoup is in Hot Water. Computer Died a Horrible Death. Need to Save Its Soul! Chickensoup's trusty Acer Aspire E1 met its fate with a bottle of Pellegrino water yesterday afternoon. Stupidly instead of turning the computer off when the accident happened, the Soup thought it was ok to run it, and after about 5 minutes the whole thing turned off. No power nowhere. Something shorted out. Acer has not been backed up in a few weeks and the new data needs rescue. Trusty Acer needs to have a hard drive recovery including .pst outlook files The Soup...
  • Why we moved our servers to Iceland (outstanding!)

    03/30/2019 4:18:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    simple analytics ^ | Adriaan van Rossum | 30mar19
    This is an amazing post of how an American company needed to move their operations outside of the USA in order to prove fourth amendment protections to their American clients. Read, learn and cry at what is left of our once great republic. Why we moved our servers to Iceland 30 Mar 2019 - Adriaan van Rossum - Help improve this post As the founder of Simple Analytics, I have always been mindful for the need of trust and transparency for our customers. We would like to be held accountable for our customers needs, so they can sleep in peace....
  • Best All-in-One Printers 2019

    03/16/2019 10:58:47 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 106 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | March 12, 2019 | Brian Westover
    We spent more than 150 hours on in-depth testing to identify the top inkjet and laser printers you can buy. And our favorite overall printer is the Canon Pixma TS9120, which offers best-in-class print speeds and high-quality output for both text and graphics. For a printer that won't break the bank, Epson's WorkForce WF-2760 inkjet packs in features like an automatic document feeder and duplexing, while also turning in fast print and copy times. What All-in-One Printers Cost All-in-one printers sell for as little as $60 (£45/AU$90) for inkjet models, and $150 (£170/AU$200) for laser printers, with high-end models ranging...
  • I Have a Confession to Make (How the dancing baby meme came into being)

    02/19/2019 4:56:18 AM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    www.patreon.com ^ | Jan 25, 2018 at 1:41am | Editorial staff
    Jan 25, 2018 at 1:41am I Have a Confession to Make That goober you see above is me as a nerdy high school kid in my bedroom in 1998, being interviewed on TV for a dumb website I made. Allow me to explain.20 years ago this month, an episode of the TV show Ally McBeal featured a strange animated baby dancing the cha-cha in a vision experienced by the show’s titular character. It immediately became an unlikely pop culture sensation, and by the tail end of the 90s you couldn’t pass a mall t-shirt kiosk or a Spencer’s Gifts...
  • Carbonite Acquires Webroot

    02/11/2019 12:52:23 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    Techradar.com ^ | 2/8/19 | Anthony Spadafora
    Combined companies will offer endpoint security with built-in cloud backup. The data backup and storage company Carbonite has announced that it has acquired endpoint security provider Webroot for $618m. The deal will allow Carbonite to combine the strengths of both companies to provide customers with automated cloud security software that has emergency backup already built in.