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  • Half of Joe Biden's Twitter Followers Are Fake, Audit Reveals

    05/17/2022 2:44:23 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 17, 2022 | DARRAGH ROCHE
    Almost half of President Joe Biden's current 22.2 million followers on Twitter are fake accounts, according to an audit tool provided by software company SparkToro. SparkToro's tool found that 49.3 percent of accounts following the official @POTUS Twitter account are "fake followers" based on analysis of a number of factors, including location issues, default profile images and new users. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is currently trying to buy Twitter, has expressed concerns about the number of fake accounts and a potential crack down could see users such as Biden lose a huge number of followers.
  • Biden Disinformation Czar Calls on Twitter to Allow Verified Users to Edit Other Users’ Tweets

    05/13/2022 8:39:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | May 22, 2022 | ISAAC SCHORR
    Nina Jankowicz, the executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s newly established Disinformation Governance Board, recently suggested that verified Twitter users be granted the ability edit others’ tweets if they deem them misleading. “There are a lot of people who shouldn’t be verified, who aren’t legit, in my opinion. I mean, they’re real people but they aren’t trustworthy,” began Jankowicz, who went on to propose that verified users be able to “essentially edit Twitter… by add[ing] context to certain tweets,” Jankowicz said in a video obtained by The Post Millenial. “If President [Donald] Trump were still on Twitter and...
  • How to Remove the ‘System Requirements Not Met’ Watermark in Windows 11

    05/13/2022 12:11:52 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 25 replies
    Beebom - Tech That Matters Beebom ^ | March 23, 2022 | Subin B
    Microsoft released Windows 11 last year with a long list of system requirements. Of the listed ones, two controversial requirements were the supported CPUs and TPM. As a result, several users ended up modifying the Registry files to install Windows 11 on unsupported PCs. In the recent update, Microsoft has now started adding a watermark to the desktop and Settings app for those using Windows 11 on PCs that don’t meet the official system requirements. In this article, we have detailed the steps for how you can remove the “system requirements not met” watermark in Windows 11.
  • How to Build a New PC For Linux

    04/15/2022 5:45:53 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 36 replies
    maketecheasier ^ | 12 April 2022 | Ramces Red
    Oftentimes you will receive a recommendation to install Linux on an older PC. Doing that can certainly revive those old computers and make them usable today. However, Linux also works extremely well on new and modern hardware. Knowing that, this article aims to walk you through the process of building a new PC for Linux. This includes all you need to know about hardware support and the different distributions that you can install. Further, this article also aims to provide an all-purpose setup that you can build now and use with Linux.Let’s Talk HardwareFor the most part, Linux has excellent...
  • How To Save an Old Laptop by Installing Chrome OS Flex Google has released software that can turn any old laptop into a like-new Chromebook.

    03/31/2022 7:40:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | 31 MARCH 2022 | By David Nield
    Chrome OS isn’t just for Chromebooks now. It’s not pleasant seeing a once-beloved laptop (or desktop) computer slowly slide into obsolescence as it gets too old and tired to keep up with the demands of modern-day computing, but Google has now provided an option for these ailing machines in the form of Chrome OS Flex. Chrome OS Flex is the standard Chrome OS that runs on Chromebooks, in a form that you can install on computers that aren’t Chromebooks. The idea is that the lightweight operating system won’t weigh your old device down to the same extent as Windows or...
  • A Little Computer Humor

    03/30/2022 12:40:20 PM PDT · by CodeJockey · 50 replies
    The Core Memory ^ | 3/30/22 | n/a
    There are 10 types of people. Those that understand binary and those that do not. --Ray Roton Old programmers never die... They just decompile. -- Peter Dick Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen. -- Edward V. Berard, "Life-Cycle Approaches" I haven't lost my mind, I have it backed up on tape somewhere. -- Unknown CChheecckk yyoouurr dduupplleexx sswwiittcchh!! -- Unknown Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. -- Donald Knuth Beware of programmers who carry screw drivers. -- Leonard Brandwein PCMCIA...
  • Kaspersky antivirus software added to US national security risk list

    03/29/2022 4:22:45 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3-28-22
    The Moscow-based cybersecurity firm, which says it has more than 400 million users worldwide, was added to the Federal Communications Commission’s list of restricted entities on Friday alongside two Chinese companies. Now that Kaspersky is on the list — which also includes Huawei and China Telecom, among other Chinese firms — American businesses are banned from buying its products or services using federal subsidies.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking and Audio to Text Software Question

    03/12/2022 1:47:44 PM PST · by Angelino97 · 30 replies
    I have some WAV files I'd like to convert to text. Can Dragon Naturally Speaking convert sound files (WAV or MP3) to text? Or must I dictate live for Dragon to create a text file?I found many website that allow me to upload MP3 files and convert them to text in the cloud. But I prefer to have a program on my computer.If Dragon doesn't do this, is there some software that can do it? Something not cloud-based.
  • Trump Truth Social app will be fully operational by end of March, Nunes says

    02/22/2022 2:36:44 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2022/2/20 | Ed Pilkington
    Apple App Store lists rightwing Twitter alternative but ex-congressman tapped to lead company indicates slow rollout Donald Trump’s rightwing riposte to Twitter – his new social media app Truth Social – is supposed to launch on Monday. But the rollout of what the former president hopes will be the start of a new media empire continues to be shrouded in confusion and secrecy. Tim Scott speaks at a press conference. Tim Scott, only Black Senate Republican, hints he could be Trump's running mate. ... Even the new app’s name is likely to be controversial, given Trump’s legendary struggles with veracity....
  • Facebook's user numbers shrunk for the first time in its history

    02/03/2022 9:22:35 AM PST · by EBH · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/3/2022 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook's user numbers declined for the first time in its history last quarter.Facebook's parent company Meta reported daily active user numbers of 1.929 billion over the last three months of 2021. In Q3 of 2021, it reported an average of 1.93 billion active users. This means it lost roughly 1 million users over that period.Facebook stock plunged 22% in premarket trading following its Q4 earnings.CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in the company's earnings call that the company's social-media business is facing stiff competition.
  • Carly Fiorina ignored sanctions, sold computers to Iran as CEO of HP

    09/18/2015 5:56:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/17/15 | Robert Sobel
    Carly Fiorina left the Republican debate Wednesday night with her head held high. Rapid reaction resulted in high praise for the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, but not all the news was positive. During one portion of the debate, Fiorina and Republican front runner Donald Trump spared over their business records. Trump hit Fiorina hard, citing a recent editorial by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, of the Yale School of Management , who referred to her as one of the worst CEOs in recent memory. While how bad Fiorina was as CEO of HP is up for debate, a recent report by Bloomberg points...
  • Hacker, 19, takes control of more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a flaw in third-party software that let him start cars remotely and even spy on the driver

    01/12/2022 3:16:24 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12 January 2022 | Stacy Liberatore
    A 19-year-old hacker claims to have taken over more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a software vulnerability. David Colombo, who is based in Germany, shared the feat on Twitter saying the fault does not fall on the Elon Musk-founded company, but on owners of the Teslas. The flaw is said to have been found in third-party software that allowed Colombo to unlock doors and windows, start the cars without keys and disable security systems. He also tweeted the vulnerability lets him use the internal Tesla cameras to spy on the driver. Colombo told that ‘it is...
  • 7 Free Tools to Move and Remap Keys on Your Keyboard [want to change Windows keyboard keys? Even CapsLock to copy instead? See comment also]

    01/06/2022 7:12:36 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 20 replies
    Raymond.CC Blog ^ | 1 year ago | HAL9000
    Broken keyboard keys are quite a common occurrence on laptops and netbooks. Although it’s not a terrible problem if the keypress still registers without the key, it is quite difficult if a common key doesn’t work at all. Maybe there’s keys you keep hitting by mistake such as Caps Lock, or would just like a certain key to be in a more convenient location. Or, there might be a key on your keyboard you never seem to use or need.In all those situations, a simple solution would be to change the keyboard keys to do something else...or run a shortcut/hotkey...
  • Internet is scrambling to fix Log4Shell, the worst hack in history

    12/12/2021 9:08:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 30 replies
    BGR via msn ^ | 12 December 2021 | Chris Smith
    Massive data breaches have become so common that we’ve gotten numb to reports detailing another hack or 0-day exploit. That doesn’t reduce the risk of such events happening, as the cat-and-mouse game between security experts and hackers continues. As some vulnerabilities get fixed, others pop up requiring attention from product and service providers. The newest one has a name that will not mean anything to most people. They call the hack Log4Shell in security briefings, which doesn’t sound very scary. But the new 0-day attack is so significant that some people see it as the worst internet hack in history.......
  • Chip makers coming home

    11/23/2021 4:17:30 AM PST · by rstrahan · 36 replies
    Various | 11/23/2021 | Self
    The US is starved for computer chips. In response, TI is building a new chip plant in Sherman, TX, and Samsung has announced a chip plant in Taylor, TX, which is a suburb of Austin. It will take a while to get the plants up and running, but it is a great sign of companies seeing that it is no longer profitable to rely on an Asian provider of products.
  • Cisco requires COVID-19 shots for all US staff – even remote workers

    11/03/2021 10:11:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 43 replies
    The Register ^ | Wed 3 Nov 2021 | Simon Sharwood
    Cisco has updated its COVID-19 vaccination policy for US staff to make the jabs mandatory – even for those who work remotely. The new policy, a copy of which was obtained by The Register, requires "all US-based employees (including US Territories), regardless of whether you work remotely or in a Cisco facility, be fully vaccinated … or have an approved medical or religious accommodation, by December 8, 2021." Staff were informed of the policy in an email sent late last week. They have until November 5 to apply for medical or religious accommodations. Workers who don't qualify for those accommodations...
  • The Great Computer Chip Shortage Of 2021 Is Just Heating Up

    09/06/2021 12:38:01 PM PDT · by blam · 127 replies ^ | 9-6-2021 | MN Gordon
    The great computer chip shortage of 2021 will likely get worse before it gets better. This conclusion was reached following brief study and anecdotal review. Moreover, while COVID lockdowns may have initially triggered the shortage, several decades of shortsighted decisions and simmering geopolitical tensions make it much more than a matter of fixing a few broken links in the supply chain. Here’s why… The world’s top two leading chip companies are Taiwan’s TSMC and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics. These two Asian firms, combined, control more than 70 percent of the semiconductor manufacturing market. The U.S., which was once a leader,...
  • Drop the zeros for a performance boost (inLarge machine learning)

    08/23/2021 10:36:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 2 replies
    KAUST researchers have found a way to significantly increase the speed of training. Large machine learning models can be trained significantly faster by observing how frequently zero results are produced in distributed machine learning that use large training datasets.AI models develop their “intelligence” by being trained on datasets that have been labelled to tell the model how to differentiate between different inputs and then respond accordingly. The more labelled data that goes in, the better the model becomes at performing whatever task it has been assigned to do. For complex deep learning applications, such as self-driving vehicles, this requires enormous...
  • The Dirty Ticking Time Bomb of Computing is About to Come Out!

    08/04/2021 3:34:04 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 76 replies
    Vanity | 8/4/2021 | Self
    The Dirty Ticking Time Bomb of Computing is About to Come Out!The Disk Manufacturers all know it. The Operating System producers have all known it. But for decades the Dirty Ticking Time Bomb of Computing is about to come out.It does not matter whether you are on a Laptop, Desktop, Smartphone or even a mainframe, the Ticking Time Bomb is on your system and you probably never knew it.It is under the heading of SPARES. Specifically when your drive runs out of them.And a couple of areas on your system disk. Sector 0. If sector 0 is bad, typically it's...
  • Dealing with security vulnerabilities on data center servers requires more skilled staff

    07/21/2021 9:16:16 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    helpnetsecurity ^ | 14 July 2021 | Staff
    There is a lot of attention being paid to continuously updating servers to patch security vulnerabilities on Linux servers running in data centers – a basic step underpinning technology infrastructure in every industry. Yet, staff resources to deal with maintaining servers are not sufficient to meet the workload, said 55% of respondents in a worldwide survey by CloudLinux. Dealing with insufficient staff resources with automationThe survey finds 76% are deploying automated patching procedures and that live patching to fix vulnerabilities is commonly used (47%) to avoid downtime that is normally associated with patching. This is not surprising given the volume...