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Friday, 23 June 2017

A $400 Smart Tea Machine Gave This Brit an Existential Crisis

quote [ When Americans are trying to rib me for being British, they tend to go for at least one of three jokes. They act like I love or have an intimate knowledge of the royal family, which I don?t; they mention terrible British food, which is fair, (though y?all invented spray cheese); or they?ll bring up tea. Haha, uh, cup of tea much, you limey? ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@2:12amGMT] [13 comments]

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

South Korean Web Hosting Provider Pays $1 Million in Ransomware Demand

quote [ Nayana, a web hosting provider based in South Korea, announced it is in the process of paying a three-tier ransom demand of nearly $1 million worth of Bitcoin, following a ransomware infection that encrypted data on customer' servers. ]

Seems to be taking a long time for the word to get around. It's no longer safe to use that old hardware, running years-old OS facing the internet.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by HoZay@7:32pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

You're always just a typo away from the Large Hardon Collider

quote [ CERN, Europe's nuclear research organization, operates the Large Hadron Collider (or LHC, for short) ? the largest particle accelerator in the world. Inside this almost 17-mile ring of tubes and superconducting magnets, beams of high-energy particles collide at nearly the speed of light. The LHC is also, apparently, a "hardon" collider, according to certain reaches of the internet ? including CERN?s own site. ]

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by spazm@11:10amGMT] [10 comments]

Monday, 19 June 2017

GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters

quote [ The data leak contains a wealth of personal information on roughly 61 percent of the US population. Along with home addresses, birthdates, and phone numbers, the records include advanced sentiment analyses used by political groups to predict where individual voters fall on hot-button issues such as gun ownership, stem cell research, and the right to abortion, as well as suspected religious affiliation and ethnicity. The data was amassed from a variety of sources?from the banned subreddit r/fatpeoplehate to American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by former White House strategist Karl Rove. ]

If you have some data that *hasn't* been leaked, just hand it over already.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+8 Interesting]
[by HoZay@2:33pmGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 16 June 2017

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future

quote [ I knew the future would be shocking but this is a whole other level. ]

This is probably one of the best large scale looks at Brain Machine Interfaces, AI, and the future of humanity that I've read in quite some time. Definitely worth checking out. Things are moving very fast and humanity definitely isn't ready for what the future holds. I'm not sure how much I trust Elon Musk, but the dude does seem to be putting himself at the forefront of the few lifeboat industries we're going to need going forward.

Thanks to captainstubing for passing it my way.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by steele@7:26pmGMT] [1 comment]

Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders

quote [ A monthlong expedition into one of the deepest, least-documented places on the planet discovered hundreds of unknown species. The finds included a "faceless fish" undocumented there since 1873. ]

"Lizard fish," bathysaurus ferox in thumb. Main link is to the NPR article (full text plus 5:00 audio) about the expedition. Additional link to National Geographic article specifically about the "faceless fish" in extended. NatGeo includes video.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by midden@5:17pmGMT] [6 comments]


A follow-up to an earlier post.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Bleb@2:16pmGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

quote [ Near the end, Linde made a seemingly flippant suggestion that our Universe itself might have been knocked together by an alien ?physicist hacker?. The paper?s referees objected to this ?dirty joke?; religious people might be offended that scientists were aiming to steal the feat of universe-making out of the hands of God, they worried. ]

Given how easily lab animals are dispatched and disposed of, I suspect that human-made universes will be treated much the same.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@11:30pmGMT] [8 comments]

Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

quote [ Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment sections meant that social media is no longer the escapism it once was. Along comes Binky counter all of that, creating the ultimate anti-social media app. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Original]
[by satanspenis666@7:34pmGMT] [3 comments]

Robots are coming for our Ms. Pac-Man high scores

quote [ Robots may not take our jobs, but it appears that they will take our video game high scores. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by satanspenis666@12:11amGMT] [8 comments]

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