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  • Read this if your Laptop is running slow

    04/21/2017 12:22:53 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 79 replies
    04/21/2017 | Entropy12
    My Acer Laptop was running ridiculously slow. I was getting ready to junk it.
  • Top 20 Most Popular Programming Languages In 2017

    04/17/2017 10:59:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Tech Worm ^ | 04/16/2017 | By Kavita Iyer
    20 Best Programming Languages In 2017 Over the years, hundreds of programming languages have come into existence. And, with the revolution of internet and the technological advances that come with it show no sign of slowing down. As a result, there are lots of companies who are on the lookout for people with right skills so that they can get the most from the digital economy and single market. It has also created promising careers for technical professionals who are looking for long-term opportunities in the software development industry.However, the digital age brings its own challenges, and not least the...
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • Japan-based Sakae Casting Plans Idaho Falls, Idaho, Operations Center

    04/08/2017 11:23:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Area Devolopment ^ | April 7, 2017 | Area Development News Desk
    Japan-based Sakae Casting opened first U.S. location in the eastern region of The Gem State in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sakae Casting specializes in castings for inserting stainless steel pipes into an aluminum casting product with minimized clearance, necessary for optimal performance of semi-conductors and super computers. The Idaho Falls location will give Sakae the best U.S. location to work directly with the University of Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the region’s extensive nuclear and advanced manufacturing sectors to further their research capabilities and U.S. product sales. "It is my mission to create job opportunities in Eastern Idaho to support...
  • Blizzard is remaking 'StarCraft' with better graphics — and it's making the original version free

    04/06/2017 10:30:35 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 26, 2017 | Kif Leswing
    People still play the original StarCraft, a real-time strategy game that first came out in 1998. Now, the intergalactic war game is getting a major face-lift, the game's developer, Blizzard, announced Sunday."StarCraft: Remastered" will preserve the gameplay of the original 1998 title, but the new title will update its aging graphics and audio and will ensure better compatibility with modern computers, the company said. "Gameplay and balance have been precisely preserved," Blizzard said in a statement. Preserving the gameplay is important for this remake because the original StarCraft is still played as an e-sport, especially in South Korea.
  • Trump administration warns companies on H-1B visas: Hire Americans over foreign guest workers

    04/03/2017 5:22:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    The Justice and Homeland Security departments issued startling warnings Monday to companies applying for the country’s most prominent foreign guest-worker program, telling executives to look for Americans to fill those jobs first and promising more investigations and prosecutions of businesses that abuse the system. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is part of the Homeland Security Department, also released rules on Friday that could curtail the number of computer programmers who get H-1B visas, designated for specialty occupations that American companies have a tough time filling.
  • This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous (video at source site)

    03/18/2017 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    ZDNet ^ | March 16, 2017 -- 19:42 GMT (12:42 PDT) | By Zack Whittaker
    When plugged in, this weaponized USB stick can destroy laptops, kiosks, ATMs, cars, and more. (Image: USBKill) Remember that USB stick that would destroy almost anything in its path, from laptops, photo booths, kiosks, to even cars? Now there's a new version, and it's even more dangerous than before. In case you missed it the first time around, a Hong Kong-based company built a weaponized pocket-sized USB stick, which when plugged into a device, will rapidly charge its capacitors from the USB power supply and then discharge, frying the affected device's circuits. Dubbed the USB Kill stick, it fries almost...
  • It’s the 1940s again: IBM’s Scott Crowder on the infancy of quantum computers

    03/13/2017 2:02:51 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 55 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Brad Jones
    IBM Q isn’t vaporware. It’s a project years-in-the-making that could help quantum computation reach its massive potential. The future of quantum computers may arrive sooner than you think. When news arrived of IBM’s move to offer the first commercially available universal quantum computer last week, it was characterized as a “handoff” from IBM Research to IBM Systems. According to the company’s CTO and vice president of quantum computing, technical strategy, and systems, Scott Crowder, that’s not entirely the case. “It’s not quite a ‘handoff,’ it’s really a partnership,” explained Crowder. “This is definitely a transition point from it being pure...
  • IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom

    03/09/2017 7:21:20 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 37 replies
    CNET ^ | March 8, 2017 | Stephen Shankland
    ​In the never-ending quest to improve computing technology, IBM has just taken a big step smaller: It's found a way to store data on a single atom. A hard drive today takes about 100,000 atoms to store a single bit of data -- a 1 or 0. The IBM Research results announced Wednesday show how much more densely it might someday be possible to cram information. How much more densely? Today, you can fit your personal music library into a storage device the size of a penny. With IBM's technique, you could fit Apple's entire music catalog of 26 million...
  • Young Emirati makes breakthrough invention

    02/26/2017 9:00:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jasmine Al Kuttab
    A young Emirati and a UAE based American nuclear chemist have developed what they claim is 'the next big thing in technology.' Mohammed Al Fahim, 29, and Dr. Lary A Burchfield, 65 - both working for the Nawah Energy Corporation - claimed their new theory of combining graphite with diamond has led to the discovery of a new molecule that acts like a semi-conductor. "Building a computer out of this will make the machine a millions times more powerful. Hence the discovery has the potential to change human lives," said Dr. Burchfield, Head of Environmental Radiochemistry Lab, at Nawah. He...
  • Another Major Democratic Email Scandal the News Media Is Ignoring

    02/24/2017 9:08:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    In the midst of allegations of Russian ties to the Trump administration and in the aftermath of the hacking of Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee emails, there is a new email scandal involving Democratic House members that could amount to a covert effort by foreign actors to penetrate the House of Representatives' computer system.According to the Daily Caller, three brothers who managed information technology (IT) for Democratic House members – Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan – were suspended on February 2, 2017 for serious misconduct, including accessing the computer accounts of House members without their knowledge and stealing equipment...
  • IT Services Giant Accenture Plans U.S. Hiring Spree (15,000+ jobs)

    02/17/2017 4:30:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 17, 2017 | Reuters
    Accenture said on Friday it would create 15,000 jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump. The company is domiciled in Dublin, Ireland, but a majority of its more than 380,000 employees are in India. IT services companies came under the spotlight after Trump said that his administration would focus on creating more jobs for U.S. workers, who had been affected by the outsourcing of jobs abroad. Major IT service companies, particularly those based in India, use H-1B visas to fly engineers to the United States...
  • Obama installed new WH computers/internet Jan 1, 2017

    02/15/2017 6:53:00 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 108 replies
    TruNews ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rick Wiles
    Within today's TruNews Daily News broadcast, Rick Wiles discusses reports that Obama had all old White House computers and software systems removed, and replaced with all new computers/internet. The program is very interesting in its entirety, but particularly at around the 16:00 marker, he speaks to this specific information. It is suspected that Obama has the old computers/system up and running at his Sedition Headquarters just a few blocks away. --------------------------------------------------- Today's TruNews broadcast is entitled: "TRUNEWS Launches Christian Prayer Movement to Uphold President Trump" https://soundcloud.com/trunews
  • VANITY-Recommendations for Online Backup Company

    02/16/2017 4:58:49 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 21 replies
    In light of the anti "grab your wallet" campaign, I need advise on an online backup company.
  • SSD HardDrive Question

    02/08/2017 5:35:31 PM PST · by Bob434 · 23 replies
    Feb 8 2017 | Me
    A Quick Question to computer Gurus- Just bought a Samsung 850 pro- I tried to restore an image to it, but Macrium Reflect would freeze at the "Attempting ssd Trim" stage- The stage right before the actual restoration/transfer of files- It wanted to perform this stating that it supposedly was 'good for extending the life of the drive' and said that even if windows had it's own trim operation, that it couldn't perform the same process as Macrium's install trim could- The only way I could do the actual restore, was to turn off the "SSD Trim" option in the...
  • Vanishing point: the rise of the invisible computer

    01/29/2017 12:45:19 PM PST · by oblomov · 57 replies
    The Grauniad ^ | 26 Jan 2017 | Tim Cross
    n 1971, Intel, then an obscure firm in what would only later come to be known as Silicon Valley, released a chip called the 4004. It was the world’s first commercially available microprocessor, which meant it sported all the electronic circuits necessary for advanced number-crunching in a single, tiny package. It was a marvel of its time, built from 2,300 tiny transistors, each around 10,000 nanometres (or billionths of a metre) across – about the size of a red blood cell. A transistor is an electronic switch that, by flipping between “on” and “off”, provides a physical representation of the...
  • Franchise - Short Story by Issac Asimov About Presidential Elections in the Future [written 1955]

    01/23/2017 9:45:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    readnovelonline.com ^ | August 1955 in IF Magazine | Issac Asimov
    For your enjoyment, written in 1955 and depicting the elections of 2008 and 2012 way in the 'future'....... Franchise Linda, age ten, was the only one of the family who seemed to enjoy being awake. Norman Muller could hear her now through his own drugged, unhealthy coma. (He had finally managed to fall asleep an hour earlier but even then it was more like exhaustion than sleep.) She was at his bedside now, shaking him. "Daddy, Daddy, wake up. Wake up!" He suppressed a groan. "All right, Linda." "But, Daddy, there's more policemen around than any time! Police cars and...
  • How voice technology is transforming computing

    01/09/2017 12:10:59 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    ANY sufficiently advanced technology, noted Arthur C. Clarke, a British science-fiction writer, is indistinguishable from magic. The fast-emerging technology of voice computing proves his point. Using it is just like casting a spell: say a few words into the air, and a nearby device can grant your wish. The Amazon Echo, a voice-driven cylindrical computer that sits on a table top and answers to the name Alexa, can call up music tracks and radio stations, tell jokes, answer trivia questions and control smart appliances; even before Christmas it was already resident in about 4% of American households. Voice assistants are...
  • FBI Is Apparently Paying Geek Squad Members To Dig Around For Evidence Of Criminal Activity

    01/09/2017 6:59:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | January 9, 2017 | Tim Cushing
    Law enforcement has a number of informants working for it and the companies that already pay their paychecks, like UPS, for example. It also has a number of government employees working for the TSA, keeping their eyes peeled for "suspicious" amounts of cash it can swoop in and seize. Unsurprisingly, the FBI also has a number of paid informants. Some of these informants apparently work at Best Buy -- Geek Squad by day, government informants by… well, also by day. According to court records, Geek Squad technician John "Trey" Westphal, an FBI informant, reported he accidentally located on Rettenmaier's computer...
  • Ceber ransomware attack at work

    01/02/2017 6:41:30 PM PST · by GYPSY286 · 58 replies
    January 2, 2017 | Gypsy286
    Has anyone been attacked by Cerber Ransomware? I work at a small non-profit and was attacked last week. Most people who work here are volunteers and since we are a small non-profit, not much money is available to pay the ransom. What to do, what to do....