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  • Financial Management Software

    06/05/2022 4:05:52 PM PDT · by ducttape45 · 31 replies
    Good evening fellow Freepers. I wanted to ask for advise from you all. I have been using a simple Excel spreadsheet to list my expenses and monitor and track my bills for years, however, I was thinking of utilizing a PC based software program or a web based financial management website. I was wondering if I might acquire some recommendations for which way to go. I've used Excel just because it's easier for me just go on there and list my expenses and revenue, but I'm wondering if there might be an easier way to do things. Thanks for your...
  • 'I thought I could be with her forever': 'Fictosexual man' who married a HOLOGRAM can no longer speak with his wife after her software expires

    05/02/2022 2:04:03 PM PDT · by algore · 90 replies
    The idea of marrying a hologram may sound like the plot of the latest episode of Black Mirror. But it became a reality in 2018, when a 'fictosexual' man married a virtual reality hologram during a ceremony in Tokyo. Akihiko Kondo, 35, spent ¥2 million (£12,222) on a formal ceremony at a Tokyo hall to Hatsune Miku, an animated 16-year-old hologram with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails. But despite thinking he could 'be with her forever', Mr Kondo has been left devastated, after the expiration of her software meant he could no longer speak to his wife. What has...
  • 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.
  • FBI confirms purchasing Pegasus spyware, but denies using it

    02/02/2022 8:50:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 2/2/2022 | TOI Staff
    In a statement to the Guardian, the Us intelligence agency says it bought a license from NSO Group for 'product testing and evaluation only' and not 'operational use' The FBI confirmed on Wednesday that it had purchased Pegasus spyware from Israel's NSO Group, but denied ever using it during an operation. In a statement to the Guardian, the FBI said it purchased the powerful cellphone hacking software in order to "stay abreast of emerging technologies and tradecraft." The US security agency said it bought a "limited license" to use Pegasus for "product testing and evaluation only," and said "there was...
  • Toyota Made Its Key Fob Remote Start Into a Subscription Service [Updated] (next up: turn off your car if your social media has 'misinformation'?)

    01/17/2022 8:07:13 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 116 replies
    The Drive ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2021 | ROB STUMPF
    Remember when BMW wanted to charge drivers to use Apple CarPlay? How about the subscription required for the Mercedes EQS's rear-wheel steering functionality in Europe? It turns out that luxury marques aren't the only ones looking to cash in on that sweet, sweet software as a service cash: Toyota has been testing the waters by making the remote start functionality on your proximity key fob part of a larger connected services subscription.Yes, it appears the pay-to-play ethos that's spreading around the industry has reached the world's largest automaker. A Toyota spokesperson confirmed to The Drive that if a 2018 or...
  • New Version of Linux Mint 20.3 beta is out for download.

    12/16/2021 10:41:16 PM PST · by Varmint Al · 52 replies
    Linux Mint Cinnamon beta ^ | 12/16/2021 | Linux Mint Community
    Linux Mint 20.3 BETA "Una" The .iso is available here: I loaded the Cinnamon Edition on a 120 Gb SSD and it took about 10 minutes to install. I used Aptik to make an image of my base computer. Then used the Aptik to install all of my base computer's extra software. I tested it and could not find a single problem. With all of my extra software, it just works. The size with all of the extra software is about 19Gb. Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • Self-driving cars keep turning down a dead-end San Francisco street. Neighbors say they come "every 5 minutes."

    10/14/2021 6:57:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 14 October 2021 | CBS
    ...The cars — equipped with technology and a human driver in case of emergencies — appear completely baffled as they take in the street and make a multi-point turn to get out of the dead end, CBS San Francisco reported. Not long after one car is gone, another one shows up and does the same thing. And it never really stops, according to the street's residents.... ...The company was originally Google's self-driving car project before becoming a separate subsidiary of the tech giant's parent, Alphabet. It launched a ride-hailing program with its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco for "Trusted Testers"...
  • Pentagon’s first software chief quit because China has already won global tech war

    10/11/2021 8:00:09 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 35 replies
    Nypost ^ | Oct 11, 2021 | Lee Brown
    Air Force chief software officer Nicolas Chaillan wrote a scathing letter on LinkedIn saying that the reason he resigned was due to the fact that China had already won the tech war while the US was faced with bureaucracy.USAF The Pentagon’s former software chief said he quit because China has already won the tech war guaranteeing global dominance — with some US government systems mere “kindergarten level” in comparison. Nicolas Chaillan, 37, told the Financial Times on Sunday that there is “good reason to be angry” at the US failing to rise to China’s cyber threat, even fearing that it...
  • Rigidly Configured Recruitment Software Contributing to ‘Broken’ Hiring System: HBR Report

    09/07/2021 5:15:38 AM PDT · by Twotone · 81 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | September 6, 20201 | Tom Ozimek
    Automated resume-scanning software that is inflexibly configured and overlooks potentially suitable workers is a major factor contributing to a “broken” hiring system in the United States, according to a new report from Harvard Business School (HBR). The HBR report (pdf), released Sept. 4, provides insight into America’s labor market dynamics, including the widely reported mismatch between the more than 10 million job openings—a record high—and the more than 8.4 million unemployed actively looking for work. Business owners have been complaining about not being able to find enough workers and having to raise pay to attract new hires. At the same...
  • Revealed: murdered journalist’s number selected by Mexican NSO client .. On 2 March 2017, Cecilio Pineda Birto made a broadcast about alleged corruption. Hours later he was dead

    07/19/2021 9:09:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Guardian ^ | 18 Jul 2021 | Nina Lakhani
    The hitmen came for Cecilio Pineda Birto as he swung in a hammock at a carwash, waiting for his pickup to be cleaned. The 38-year-old freelance reporter was shot dead ... A few hours earlier, Pineda had in a broadcast on Facebook Live accused state police and local politicians of colluding with a violent local capo known as El Tequilero. In previous weeks, Pineda had received a string of anonymous death threats. At about the same time, his mobile phone number was selected as a possible target for surveillance by a Mexican client of the spyware company NSO Group. A...
  • What is Pegasus spyware and how does it hack phones? NSO Group software can record your calls, copy your messages and secretly film you

    07/19/2021 8:07:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | 07 18 2021 | David Pegg and Sam Cutler
    It is the name for perhaps the most powerful piece of spyware ever developed – certainly by a private company. Once it has wormed its way on to your phone, without you noticing, it can turn it into a 24-hour surveillance device. It can copy messages you send or receive, harvest your photos and record your calls. It might secretly film you through your phone’s camera, or activate the microphone to record your conversations. It can potentially pinpoint where you are, where you’ve been, and who you’ve met. Pegasus is the hacking software – or spyware – that is developed,...
  • 5 Programming Languages Doomed to Extinction

    06/12/2021 9:01:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    DICE ^ | Nick Kowalski
    It’s the programming equivalent of the circle of life: programming languages are created, gain popularity, hit their peak, and slowly degrade until nobody uses them anymore. With some languages, this process is fairly rapid, especially if the language in question never sees much adoption; others are decades old and still going strong.For developers, knowing which languages will fade is a crucial issue: It’s hard to earn money off programming in a language that nobody really uses anymore. Here are five languages that won’t disappear tomorrow, but the long-term trends definitely don’t look good.R In the TIOBE Index, R has tumbled...
  • Best Free and Open Source Software – April and May 2021 Updates

    06/01/2021 11:10:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 14 replies
    LinuxLinks ^ | 1 June 2021 | Steve Emms
    Here’s the latest updates to our compilation of recommended software.April and May 2021 UpdatesCategorye-book ToolsUtilitiesWeb-Based Email ClientsInternetDigital Audio WorkstationsAudioConsole Email ClientsInternetLogfile ViewersSystem AdminGraphical Email ClientsInternetDistraction-Free Compact Text EditorsDocumentsAstronomy AppsScienceInternet RadioAudioConsole MPD ClientsAudioWeb Server Performance Testing ToolsWeb AppsThe table above shows our articles updated in April and May 2021.For our entire collection, check out the categories below. This is the largest compilation of recommended software. The collection includes hundreds of articles, with comprehensive sections on internet, graphics, games, programming, science, office, utilities, and more. Almost all of the software is free and open source.DocumentsInternetEducationGraphicsVideoAudioSystem AdminDesktopProductivityScienceGamesSecurityUtilitiesDevelopmentFinanceWeb AppsOtherBooksClick the icons above to view...
  • One-Third of Basecamp Employees Quit After Founders Ask Them To Focus On Work, Not Wokeness, At Work

    05/02/2021 7:31:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 81 replies
    Company excised wokeness from workplace after employees reportedly demanded "internal reckoning" over list of funny names that they, themselves, had helped create. Their invocation of "genocide," one exec said, made rational discussion impossible. About one-third of employees at software company Basecamp quit days after bosses told them to keep ideology out of the workplace and focus on the company’s actual business. “We make project management, team communication, and email software,” CEO Jason Fried wrote April 26. We don’t have to solve deep social problems, chime in publicly whenever the world requests our opinion on the major issues of the day,...
  • Recommendations for Web Page Software?

    04/29/2021 8:47:52 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 49 replies
    ME! ^ | 04/29/21 | 50sDad
    I do voiceover work on the side, and I'm getting to the point I am booking some work. I want to redo my existing website, which was all hand-coded in HTML ages ago. Can anyone recommend user-friendly software for web design? I've got a host and DNS referrals in place... just want something more professional than what I have at the link. Thoughts?
  • There Was a Time When Big Pharma likened mRNA treatments to ‘software updates.’ Now, they’re trying to change the vaccine narrative.

    04/01/2021 9:47:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 04/01/2021 | Blaine Traber
    There was a time not too long ago when the smart folks in Big Pharma were proud that they had developed technology through mRNA treatments that could change the structure of our DNA and even our genome. This was once heralded as breakthrough science and they boldly compared what they were doing to “software updates” we have on our computers and mobile devices.Watch the show on Locals or listen to it on Apple Podcasts:That was then. Today, that narrative has been obliterated, not because anything has changed with the treatments but because its introduction into “vaccine” research forced a strategic...
  • Hubble Space Telescope is back online after software glitch

    03/13/2021 9:11:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | 03/13/2021 | Meghan Bartels
    The venerable Hubble Space Telescope is recovering from a glitch that halted its science operations over the weekend, according to NASA. The telescope entered "safe mode" unexpectedly on Sunday morning (March 7), stalling the observatory's science observations due to an apparent software glitch. Science operations resumed late Thursday (March 11). While Hubble is partially back to work, NASA is still troubleshooting one instrument on the 30-year-old telescope, according to a statement released on Friday (Mar. 12). The WFC3 issue was an "unexpected error," according to NASA, that occurred when the telescope was transitioning from safe mode into pre-science after the...
  • At Least 10 Hacking Groups Using Microsoft Software Flaw – Researchers

    03/10/2021 8:22:57 PM PST · by familyop · 9 replies
    OANN ^ | March 10, 2021 | Raphael Satter and Christopher Bing
    The security holes...leave the door open to industrial-scale cyber espionage, allowing malicious actors to steal emails virtually at will from vulnerable servers. Tens of thousands of organizations have already been compromised,...the sluggish pace of many customers’ updates...means the field remains at least partially open to hackers of all stripes...Intriguingly, several of the groups appeared to know about the vulnerability before it was announced by Microsoft on March 2.
  • Stanford Scientist Can Tell If You’re A Liberal Just By Looking At Your Face

    01/16/2021 6:17:30 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 1-16-2021
    Since the beginning of the 21st century, the surveillance state has utilized technology derived from Silicon Valley, such as facial recognition algorithms, to enhance society’s control. Authoritarian regimes and unscrupulous corporations are leveraging these technologies to track citizens, stalk criminals, and monitor employees, but what if this technology, rapidly advancing in the last couple of years, can determine a person’s political views? Imagine this; obviously, the Washington Metropolitan Area is lined with surveillance cameras, with some cameras that may already be employing facial recognition algorithms. Hypothetically speaking, what if these cameras could recognize an angry mob and accurately (to some...
  • Knoppix tips?

    01/10/2021 9:25:44 AM PST · by djf · 66 replies
    Ok, I'm getting fed up with the internet and Windows. Windows not-so-much, but under WinXP, the versions of Firefox and Chrome I can run are pretty ancient and I either get hit by tons of ads or it gives me a time error and won't even let me in. So I have an older CD which is Knoppix 5.1 and I am trying to configure it to talk to my modem. If you have had experience with this and have hints/tips, please let me know! TIA!