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From The Register at 2022-12-05 15:03:48 (unread)

Windows 11 still not winning the OS popularity contest

Microsoft releases out of box experience update to simplify and speed up migrations

Microsoft has released an out-of-band update to nudge laggards toward Windows 11 amid a migration pace that company executives would undoubtedly prefer is rather faster.…

From The Register at 2022-12-05 13:30:10 (unread)

Startup raises $30 million for wireless power delivery system

Not the first company in the game to chase cable-free charging dragon

A wireless power startup has secured $30 million in funding to help develop its technology, with which it aims to "do for power what Wi-Fi has done for data."…

From World News Roundup at 2022-12-05 13:04:25

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The Supreme Court considers a Colorado case pitting free speech against gay rights. NC power station attacked. Donald Trump suggests terminating part of the Constitution. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.

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From eXplorminate at 2022-12-05 13:00:00

Let’s eXplore Knights of Honor II: Sovereign

It's been many, many years in the making, but Rob finally has his hands on Knights of Honor II and it's time to see it in action!

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From The Register at 2022-12-05 12:30:10

Quantum computing is a different kind of computing, says AWS

The intersection of computer science and physics

RE:INVENT  "It's very early days in quantum computing," Simone Severini, director of Quantum Computing at AWS tells The Reg.…

From Schneier on Security at 2022-12-05 12:10:48

CAPTCHA

This is an actual CAPTCHA I was shown when trying to log into PayPal.

As an actual human and not a bot, I had no idea how to answer. Is this a joke? (Seems not.) Is it a Magritte-like existential question? (It’s not a bicycle. It’s a drawing of a bicycle. Actually, it’s a photograph of a drawing of a bicycle. No, it’s really a computer image of a photograph of a drawing of a bicycle.) Am I overthinking this? (Definitely.) I stared at the screen, paralyzed, for way too long.

It’s probably the best CAPTCHA I have ever encountered; a computer would have just answered...

From The Register at 2022-12-05 11:52:51

Tech contractor who uses an umbrella company? UK tax is coming after them

Britain's wallet-checkers suspect VAT avoidance from some of them – to the tune of 10,000-case tribunal backlog

Britain's tax collection agency is clamping down on umbrella companies used by contractors to pay their dues, with 10,000 outstanding tribunal cases waiting to be heard.…

From The Register at 2022-12-05 10:30:11

A brand new Linux DRM display driver – for a 1992 computer

680x0: the CPU architecture that just will not die

Feature  A patch to add a new display driver for Linux is being reviewed. What's unusual is that it's for a machine released 30 years ago.…

From The Register at 2022-12-05 09:31:06

Killing trees with lasers isn’t cool, says Epson. So why are inkjets any better?

Imagine there's no printer drivers. It's easy if you can...

Long-term dot matrix printer maker Epson has just announced it is ending its 35 year long experiment in selling laser-powered printer hardware. From 2026, the company says it'll be inkjet only – although it will probably still sell you a new dot-matrix if you ask nicely.…

From War on the Rocks at 2022-12-05 08:45:27

Fighting and Winning in the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Starlink has proved critical for combat operations in Ukraine, and the system appears nimble enough to withstand sophisticated Russian electromagnetic attack. The U.S. military once dominated this domain, but due to lack of investment and years of flying close air-support missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. skills have atrophied. Starlink’s agility has impressed many senior […]

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From The Register at 2022-12-05 08:13:08

Square Kilometre Array Observatory construction commences

World's biggest radio telescope to have first parts up and running by 2024

After thirty years of development, the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) announced Monday it has commenced construction of its radio telescopes in both South Africa and Australia.…

From The Register at 2022-12-05 07:01:05

Programming error created billion-dollar mistake that made the coder ... a hero?

No crypto needed, just a project with a tough deadline that nobody minded missing

who, me?  Ah, dear readers, welcome once again to Who, Me? in which Reg readers confess the times their reach exceeded their grasp, technology-wise-speaking.…

From The Register at 2022-12-05 05:45:08

Remuneration coming for TrustCor customers impacted by CA revocation

Also, a Capone henchman lands behind bars, while nearly 9/10 DoD contract firms fail security standards

In brief  Certificate Authority TrustCor responded to its ejection from Mozilla and Microsoft's browsers by offering refunds for some customers, while leaving others to pick up the mess on their own.…

From The Register at 2022-12-05 04:45:43

Rackspace customers rage as email outage continues and migrations create migraines

Hosting company has nothing to say on data loss, restore times, or root cause

Rackspace has not offered any explanation of the "security incident" that has taken out its hosted Exchange environment and led the company to predict multiple days of downtime before restoration.…

From Not Just the Tudors at 2022-12-05 03:00:14

Making Babies in the 17th Century (media.mp3)

Making babies was a mysterious process for people in early modern England. Their ideas about conception, pregnancy and childbirth tell us much about their attitudes towards gender and power at that time.


In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, first released in September 2021, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor Mary Fissell. She has been delving into a wealth of popular sources - ballads, jokes, witchcraft pamphlets, prayer books and popular medical manuals - to produce the first account of how women's reproductive bodies were understood in the 17th century.


This episode was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 


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From Revolutions at 2022-12-05 02:19:14

Appendix 10- The Revolution Devours Its Children (Appendix_10-_The_Revolution_Devours_Its_Children_Master.mp3?dest-id=159998)

Somebody is getting eaten. Just depends who.

From The Register at 2022-12-05 02:01:06

Linux 6.1 gets an eighth release candidate and Linus Torvalds is OK with that

Kernel devs offer emperor penguin early gifts of code for version 6.2

Linus Torvalds has announced an eighth release candidate for version 6.1 of the Linux kernel.…

From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-05 02:00:35

273. Portugal: The Carnation Revolution (media.mp3)

In today's World Cup episode, Tom and Dominic return to the history of Portugal to discuss military coups, defence of dictatorship, Castro in Cuba, and the creation of a post-Salazar state.


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From The Register at 2022-12-05 00:29:14

US ends case against Huawei CFO who holed up in Canada for three years

Wanzhou Meng hasn't re-offended, so last possible charges have been dismissed

The USA's case against Huawei CFO and chair Wanzhuo Meng has ended.…

From The Register at 2022-12-04 22:45:08

Microsoft hikes prices in India by up to eleven percent

PLUS: Eight million more outsourced jobs for India; Australia warns on IoT shoe risks; Equinix enters Malaysia

Asia In Brief  Microsoft has quietly announced big price rises for its software and services in India.…

From Mark Felton Productions at 2022-12-04 17:25:24

The Germans That Fought the Japanese - A Forgotten 1940 Battle

In September 1940, large numbers of German and Austrian soldiers serving in the Vichy French Foreign Legion did battle with Japanese forces in Indochina. This is the forgotten story of the Battle of Lang Son. Dr. Mark Felton FRHistS, FRSA, is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Visit my audio book channel 'War Stories with Mark Felton': https://youtu.be/xszsAzbHcPE Help support my channel: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Credits: US National Archives; Library of Congress; Bundesarchiv.

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-04 12:04:44

The Drydock - Episode 224

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:40 - Mines in the War of 1812? 00:02:33 - Where and how did the British get the materials to actually build St Lawrence? 00:04:18 - How much faster would 1930-40’s warships have been had todays understanding of hydrodynamics been applied to their hull designs at the time? 00:10:56 - Was there reasonable evidence in the early 1920's, for airships having more potential for the Navy than carriers? 00:16:02 - At its height of power before and up to the Battle of Trafalgar what was the main makeup of the Royal Navy battle line? How many first rate, second rate and third rate ships were in service?? 00:20:07 - Shinano as a proper carrier? 00:26:53 - How important was Malacca Strait in WWII? 00:29:44 - Admiral Hart 00:35:47 - How did they remount guns during the Age of Sail? 00:39:31 - Has their ever been a time where a captain or other crew members have conspired to keep a ship unduly out of harms way? 00:45:04 - How was half pay calculated? 00:47:56 - Why was the Med not suitable for large scale sustained carrier ops? 00:58:45 - Could Wasp have been built as a full-size Yorktown?

From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-04 02:00:06

272. Senegal: The Door of No Return (media.mp3)

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic discuss the Senegalese island of Gorée, and its complex relationship with the transatlantic slave trade. They look at both the history and mythology of the "House of Slaves", which still stands today as a vestige to human exploitation.


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From The Infinite Monkey Cage at 2022-12-03 20:00:00

Can we cure ageing? (p0dd47sw.mp3)

Brian Cox and Robin Ince tackle the thorny issue of their own differing experiences of ageing, as they find out why Robin seems to be doing it so much more quickly than Brian and whether science might have the answer. They are joined by comedian Sarah Kendall, Professor Dame Linda Partridge, world-renowned expert on the biology of ageing, and Dr Andrew Steele, author of "Ageless: The new science of getting older without getting old." Can the scientists answer the age-old monkey cage question of why Robin looks so much older than Brian despite being several years younger? Is it all the donuts he ate in his 20's or is down to his genes? Why do any of us age at all, and is there a biological limit to human lifespan. Most tantalisingly, they discover how the latest science into the biology of ageing could produce medicine that could slow down some of the ageing processes in the body, and in the process prevent many of the diseases, such as cancer and dementia, that can make old age so challenging. With these new advances comes the exciting prospect of not only living longer, but more importantly living healthier and happier and free of disease well into our 100's. Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

From More or Less: Behind the Stats at 2022-12-03 16:00:00

The World Cup: how many migrant workers have died? (p0dlg0qg.mp3)

Qatar has been fiercely criticised over its treatment of migrant workers, many of whom have been employed to build stadiums and other infrastructure in preparation for the 2022 World Cup. We look at the wildly varying estimates of the number of migrant deaths with the help of Max Tunon, head of the Qatar office of the International Labour Organisation and Steve Cockburn, head of economic and social justice at Amnesty International.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-12-03 12:01:00

Darknet markets generate millions in revenue selling stolen personal data

A handful of markets were responsible for trafficking most of the data.

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-03 12:00:03

HMS Jervis Bay - Guide 312

The Jervis Bay, an armed merchant cruiser of the British Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/If-Gods-are-Good-Jervis/dp/0907579736 https://hmsjervisbay.com/index.php https://www.amazon.co.uk/Convoy-Will-Scatter-Story-Jervis/dp/1781593760 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From The Week in Westminster at 2022-12-03 11:30:00

03/12/2022 (p0dlh1gz.mp3)

Top commentators review the political week

From The Register at 2022-12-03 11:00:07

OpenAI tweaks ChatGPT to avoid dangerous AI information

Plus: DeepMind beats humans at Stratego

In brief  OpenAI has released a new language model named ChatGPT this week, which is designed to mimic human conversations.…

From eXplorminate at 2022-12-03 11:00:00

Let’s eXplore End State

End State has finally entered Early Access and Rob is here to see if it's worth diving into yet and investing your hard-earned money.

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From The Register at 2022-12-03 10:58:16

Rackspace rocked by ‘security incident’ that has taken out some hosted Exchange services

Warns recovery could take several days

Some of Rackspace’s hosted Microsoft Exchange services have been taken down by what the company has described as a “security incident”.…

From Stuff You Should Know at 2022-12-03 10:00:00

Selects: The Rubik's Cube Episode (audio.mp3?utm_source=Podcast&in_playlist=44710ecc-10bb-48d1-93c7-ae270180c33e)

Rubik's Cubes. Ronald Reagan. Jerry Falwell. Just Say No. One of these things was awesome. Take a guess and hop on board this classic episode, aka the 80s train.

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From The Register at 2022-12-03 09:00:09

After lunar orbit trip NASA's Orion capsule is on its way back home

Heat shield will be put to the test for the first time, what could go wrong?

NASA's Orion capsule, designed to send the next crew of astronauts to the Moon, is heading back to Earth after spending some time in a distant retrograde orbit above the satellite's surface.…

From The Register at 2022-12-03 02:58:59

US Air Force reveals B-21 Raider stealth bomber that'll fly the unfriendly skies

'Digital bomber' will bring 'peace through deterrence'

In Palmdale, California on Friday, Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden revealed a US Air Force warplane that had only been shown in artist renderings and is supposed to be seldom seen, the B-21 Raider.…

From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-03 02:00:14

271. Belgium: History's Greatest Artist (media.mp3)

Who is the greatest artist of all time? Join Tom and Dominic as Belgian historian Bart van Loo puts forward the case for the hyper-realistic and highly influential art of early Northern Renaissance painter Jan van Eyck.


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From The Register at 2022-12-03 01:00:19

Datacenter switching surged everywhere except Europe last quarter

Economic headwinds, surging energy prices batter EMEA switch sales

Improving supply chains coupled with unrelenting demand from cloud service providers kept the datacenter switching market on a positive trajectory in Q3.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 23:10:59

Medibank prognosis gets worse after more stolen data leaked

Plus Australia launches an investigation into insurer's data privacy practices

Australian health insurer Medibank's prognosis following an October data breach keeps getting worse as criminals dumped another batch of stolen customer data on the dark web. …

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-12-02 22:27:03

Apple slices its AI image synthesis times in half with new Stable Diffusion fix

Creating AI-generated images on Macs, iPhones, and iPads just got a lot faster.

From Schneier on Security at 2022-12-02 22:12:45

Friday Squid Blogging: Legend of the Indiana Oil-Pit Squid

At a GMC plant.

As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.

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From Popcorn In Bed at 2022-12-02 22:04:38

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From The Register at 2022-12-02 21:30:07

Google says Android runs better when covered in Rust

Banishing memory safety bugs cuts critical vulnerabilities

Google has been integrating code written in the Rust programming language into its Android operating system since 2019 and its efforts have paid off in the form of fewer vulnerabilities.…

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-12-02 20:57:15

Never-before-seen malware is nuking data in Russia’s courts and mayors’ offices

CryWiper masquerades as ransomware, but its real purpose is to permanently destroy data.

From The Register at 2022-12-02 20:30:06

FBI warns about Cuba, no, not that one — the ransomware gang

Critical infrastructure attacks ramping up

The US government has issued an alert about Cuba; not the state but a ransomware gang that's taking millions in purloined profits.…

From Newscast at 2022-12-02 20:26:00

Harry and Meghan: Netflix and Spill? (p0dlhysn.mp3)

Has the announcement of an upcoming Netflix documentary series, plus a racism row involving Prince William's godmother, blighted a royal trip to the US? Royal correspondent Jonny Dymond is on to discuss. Also, we check in with our World cup Sweepstake as BBC Breakfast’s Jon Kay analyses Japan’s World Cup success, while the BBC’s Emma Vardy has high hopes for Senegal who face England on Sunday. And in our book review, Adam speaks to broadcaster Nick Grimshaw about his new memoir, ‘Soft Lad’. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Madeleine Drury, Emma Jacobs and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Schneier on Security at 2022-12-02 20:07:46

Existential Risk and the Fermi Paradox

We know that complexity is the worst enemy of security, because it makes attack easier and defense harder. This becomes catastrophic as the effects of that attack become greater.

In A Hacker’s Mind (coming in February 2023), I write:

Our societal systems, in general, may have grown fairer and more just over the centuries, but progress isn’t linear or equitable. The trajectory may appear to be upwards when viewed in hindsight, but from a more granular point of view there are a lot of ups and downs. It’s a “noisy” process.

Technology changes the amplitude of the noise. Those near-term ups and downs are getting more severe. And while that might not affect the long-term trajectories, they drastically affect all of us living in the short term. This is how the twentieth century could—statistically—both be the most peaceful in human history and also contain the most deadly wars...

From The Register at 2022-12-02 19:30:11

US chip group: $52b is not enough, we need an extra $30b in federal funding

We need more free money from the government say silicon salesfolks

America's top booster for federal semiconductor aid is arguing that the country needs to spend tens of billions more in silicon incentives to ensure it doesn't lose leadership in chip design to other countries.…

From CGP Grey at 2022-12-02 19:15:06

✈️ The Maddening Mess of Airport Codes! ✈️

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From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-12-02 19:01:00

The Now Show - 4th November (p0dfl6qm.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Colin Hoult, Laura Lexx and Jordan Gray. Anna Mann (Colin Hoult) shares advice about the cost of living crisis, Laura Lexx looks ahead to Prince Harry’s autobiography, and musical guest Jordan Gray debunks a controversy about Mr Potato Head. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Rebecca Bain, Laura Major, Nathan Cowley and Jade Gebbie. Voice actors: Luke Kempner and Katie Norris Sound: Marc Willcox & Gary Newman Executive Producer: James Robinson Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls A BBC Studios Production

From The Incomparable Mothership at 2022-12-02 19:00:00

643: Shouty Oscar Winners (05d0eaf3-db18-4609-b8c0-0e98fd3fdfd4.mp3)

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, the S. S. Poseidon, enroute from New York to Athens, met with disaster and was lost. A handful of podcasters follow the challenges faced by a handful of Oscar winners and other assorted stars from the 1970s to celebrate that 50th anniversary of this classic disaster flick. This is their story.

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From The Register at 2022-12-02 18:30:07

Twitter tries to lure brands back with spend-matching scheme

Spend $500k and we'll double your money, but please ignore the trolls

Twitter is reportedly trying to plug its drop in advertising revenues by concocting a series of inducements to convince some brands that have paused spending on the platform to reopen their wallets.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 17:30:12

FCC gives SpaceX OK to launch 7.5k Gen2 Starlink satellites

Subject to conditions: offer only valid if you can get Starship off the ground

The FCC has granted SpaceX permission to launch its Gen2 Starlink satellites, assuming it can adhere to a bevy of conditions, including ensuring Musk's expanded satellite constellation doesn't interfere with other space operations or become an environmental risk. …

From A Degree Absolute! at 2022-12-02 17:00:00

Yulemix 2022 Side A (01_Side_A_1.mp3?dest-id=2690159)

It's actually Yulemix 2018, BLUE WAVE CHRISTMAS, Side A.

From The Register at 2022-12-02 16:30:06

AMD says transistor tech will keep Moore’s law alive for 6 to 8 years

'We're going to have lower power, but it's going to cost more' says chipmaker's CTO

Chipmaker AMD has hinted that new transistor technology will keep Moore's Law alive for the next six to eight years, but as one might guess, it will cost more.…

From A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry at 2022-12-02 16:22:16

Collections: Why Roman Egypt Was Such a Strange Province

Welcome back! We are back from our November hiatus and thus back to regular weekly posts! This week we’re going to answer the runner-up question in the last ACOUP Senate poll (polls in which you too can vote if you become a pater aut mater conscriptus via Patreon). The question, posed in two different ways … Continue reading Collections: Why Roman Egypt Was Such a Strange Province

From The Register at 2022-12-02 15:30:12

IBM set to bump up storage prices outside the US in the new year

Big Blue confirms DS8000 arrays, and various tape libraries and drives will all cost more

IBM has announced it is to up the purchase price of a broad range of storage products from Jan 1, making a nice surprise to usher in the New Year for customers.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 14:30:14

Google frees nifty ML image-compression model... but it's for JPEG-XL

Yep. The very same JPEG-XL that's just been axed from Chromium

A new application of machine learning looks both clever and handy, as opposed to the more normal properties of being somewhere between privacy-, copyright-, or life-endangering. But before you get too excited, you can't have it.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 13:30:15

Salesforce calls some workers back to the office amid slowing sales

Months after CEO Benioff said return to office mandates don't work, a bunch told to come in three days a week, take half customer calls in-person

Salesforce is calling some staff back to their corporate desk as it tries to counter slowing growth, despite CEO Marc Benioff saying at the start of the year that return to office mandates "don't work."…

From World News Roundup at 2022-12-02 13:04:13

World News Roundup: 12/02 (f75ba43d-a44f-443d-8b89-c44578e83347.mp3?rss_browser=BAhJIg9mZWVkcGFyc2VyBjoGRVQ%3D--6249cc52a45c5995843f2b1fcedbd2955c2d7057)

Big push amid heavy turnout in Georgia's run-off election. Court halts Trump special master review. Rail strike averted. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.

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From The Register at 2022-12-02 12:30:06

Intel offers Irish staff a three-month break from being paid

Chipmaker confirms 'voluntary time-off programs' part of push to reduce costs

Chipmaker Intel is offering staff in Ireland the opportunity to take three months' leave from their jobs, with the catch being that it is unpaid. The move is part of cost saving measures at the company.…

From War on the Rocks at 2022-12-02 12:15:55

China’s Campaign Against the Uyghur People

In this week’s epsidode of Horns of a Dilemma, Sheena Greitens, head of the Asia Policy Program at the University of Texas, Austin, joins author Nury Turkel to discuss Turkel’s book, No Escape: The True Story of China’s Genocide of the Uyghurs. Turkel, who was born in a re-education camp during China’s culturual revolution, uses […]

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From Schneier on Security at 2022-12-02 12:09:45

LastPass Security Breach

The company was hacked, and customer information accessed. No passwords were compromised.

From The Register at 2022-12-02 11:45:10

Blockchain needs a reason to exist, Boris Johnson tells roomful of blockchain pros

As for Twitter, politicians need to grow thick skins and stop mistaking it for advertisement

Former British prime minister BoJo has used one of his first speaking engagements since losing that job to appear at a blockchain conference in Singapore, where his expert opinion on the subject boiled down to a belief the public needs to be convinced there's a reason for it to exist.…

From eXplorminate at 2022-12-02 11:00:00

Ozymandias: Bronze Age Empire Sim Review

Ozymandias: Bronze Age Empire Sim is a historical strategy game set at the dawn of the ancient world in Eurasia. Filip is here to tell you if it's worth your time.

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From The Register at 2022-12-02 10:59:52

Domain aging gang CashRewindo picks vintage sites to push malvertising

Like fine wine, the longer it sits, the better it is

A sophisticated and very patient threat group behind a global malvertising scheme is using so-called aged domains to skirt past cybersecurity tools and catch victims in investment scams.…

From The Real Story at 2022-12-02 10:59:00

Qatar’s World Cup gamble (p0dl899x.mp3)

The Gulf state of Qatar is currently hosting the most expensive Fifa World Cup ever having spent an estimated $220 billion on the event. Seven of the eight stadiums have been built from scratch with new railways, motorways and dozens of new hotels also adding to the cost. It’s the first time the tournament has been hosted in the Middle East, a source of pride to many. But human rights groups say thousands of migrant workers have died during construction of venues and associated infrastructure - a claim the Qataris reject. Campaigners say not enough is being done to support gay people in a country where homosexuality remains illegal. But many across the Middle East believe the criticisms are unfair and that rich, Western nations are insulting a history-making event. So once the football is done, what will be the legacy of Qatar 2022 for the country, the region, its Western allies and the world? Ritula Shah is joined by a panel of expert guests. James Lynch - A former diplomat based in Qatar and a founding director of FairSquare Research and Projects, which works to prevent human rights abuses. Alistair Burt – UK Minister of State for the Middle East 2017-2019. Also featuring … Dr Nayef bin Nahar - Director of the Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences at Qatar University, based in Doha. Dr Nasser Mohamed - A gay Qatari, now living in the United States. Producers: Ellen Otzen and Paul Schuster.

From The Register at 2022-12-02 09:30:51

Mozilla, Microsoft drop TrustCor as root certificate authority

'There is no evidence to suggest that TrustCor violated conduct, policy, or procedure' says biz

Mozilla and Microsoft have taken action against a certificate authority accused of having close ties to a US military contractor that allegedly paid software developers to embed data-harvesting malware in mobile apps.…

From War on the Rocks at 2022-12-02 08:45:50

A Plan to Push Back Against China’s Fishing Practices

The Soviet fishing fleet was once a near-permanent fixture on America’s Pacific coast, hauling in an estimated 1.2 million tons of fish until the two sides reached an agreement to limit the Soviet catch in exchange for a relaxation of rules on Soviet port visits. Moscow’s fishing fleet dwindled in the years after the collapse […]

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From The Register at 2022-12-02 08:30:12

US commerce bosses view EU rules as threat to its clouds

Rules haven't been decided yet but others are already kicking up a stink

More than a dozen industry associations including the US Chamber of Commerce this week issued a joint statement warning the EU against adopting rules that would effectively exclude US cloud providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft from doing business in much of Europe.…

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-02 08:00:11

Learning about the Treaty Era - Introductory book recommendations

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today I give a quick look over a set of books from my library that form a good introductory set to the Treaty Era and why the Treaty system failed. Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From The Register at 2022-12-02 07:58:07

‘Mother of Internet’ Radia Perlman argues for centralized infrastructure

Inventor of the spanning tree protocol gets heretical about blockchain, crypto, and why the broken internet is a blessing in disguise

Internet pioneer Radia Perlman has argued in favor of centralized infrastructure, while speaking at the International Symposium on Blockchain Advancements in Singapore on Friday.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 07:30:08

Creator of spec for melting RTX 4090 cables urges Nvidia, others to 'ensure user safety'

Testing is your responsibility, not ours, says PCI-SIG

Nvidia and other GPU makers have been urged to "ensure end user safety" by the consortium that created the specification for the 12VHPWR connector used in Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4090, which has been the subject of multiple complaints of melting cables.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 07:00:09

Two signs in the comms cabinet said 'Do not unplug'. Guess what happened

No amount of resilience planning can defeat determined idiots whose devices are low on battery

Welcome once more to On-Call, The Register's weekly reader-contributed column that tells tales of IT pros being asked to fix things that should never have broken.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 06:30:08

Nutanix buyout may be on the cards with HPE sniffing around

A GreenLake future could reportedly be more cloudy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) may have hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Nutanix on its wishlist this holiday season as the OEM reportedly weighs an acquisition bid.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 04:58:11

DoJ worries messaging apps could hide evidence of crime, corruption

Record keeping rules might need a tweak to ensure content is preserved

The United States Department of Justice is considering new guidelines for how businesses use messaging apps, so that they're not employed as a back channel to hide corrupt behavior.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 02:50:08

Exchange Online and Microsoft Teams go down across Asia

Microsoft is literally turning them off and on again but has no clue what’s wrong

Microsoft’s flagship cloudy productivity services are down across the Asia-Pacific region.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 02:30:12

Huawei teases bonkers gadget combo

A watch that flips open to reveal tiny earbuds: what could possibly go wrong?

Have you ever left the house with your smartwatch on, but forgotten your earbuds?…

From Popcorn In Bed at 2022-12-02 02:05:36

THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT EP3-5 | FIRST TIME WATCHING | MOVIE REACTION

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From The Rest Is History at 2022-12-02 02:00:43

270. Poland: Copernicus, the Dragon and the Salt Mine (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic as they explore the seven wonders of Poland. Hear all about Krakus the dragon-slayer, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, "Kaiser soup", the influence of Oriental fashion, and much more...


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From The Rest Is Politics at 2022-12-02 02:00:26

Ex-New Zealand PM Helen Clark on monarchy, extreme poverty, and Jacinda Ardern (media.mp3)

Alastair and Rory are joined by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark to discuss democracy, the rise of populism, the Monarchy, the importance of arts and culture, the United Nations development programmes and much, much more.


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From We Have Ways of Making You Talk at 2022-12-02 01:45:36

USA: We Have Ways - Douglas MacArthur Part 2 (media.mp3)

In the second part of our General MacArthur podcast, John C. McManus goes into detail on the American’s reputation with the Allies and Axis Powers.


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From The Register at 2022-12-02 01:30:11

Facebook approved 75% of ads threatening US election workers

Not a good look for Meta's content moderation team

Just before the US midterm elections last month, researchers from non-profit Global Witness and New York University submitted ads containing death threats against election workers to Meta's Facebook, Google's YouTube, and TikTok.…

From The Register at 2022-12-02 00:30:09

Neuralink's AI brain chip could be in humans within six months claims Elon Musk

This is a Musk prediction, so don't get your hopes up

After testing on monkeys and pigs, Neuralink may be able to plant its first chip into a human brain in six months, its founder and CEO Elon Musk claimed on Wednesday.…

From Americast at 2022-12-01 23:40:00

The Growing Legalisation of Marijuana in the US (p0dl8vkc.mp3)

How has America's relationship with cannabis changed? As more states legalise marijuana, we explore how the US' relationship with the drug has changed. The Americast team chats to a drug historian and a former adviser to Clinton, Bush Jnr and Obama on drug policy. We also look at how the unions are shaping American life. Americast is presented by North America editor Sarah Smith, Today host Justin Webb, the BBC's Social Media and Disinformation Correspondent Marianna Spring, and North America correspondent Anthony Zurcher. Find out more about our "undercover voters" here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63530374 Email Americast@bbc.co.uk with your questions and comments and send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp, to 03301239480. This episode was made by Phil Marzouk, Alix Pickles, Cordelia Hemming and Paige Neal-Holder. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From The Register at 2022-12-01 23:30:05

Nvidia patches 29 GPU driver bugs that could lead to code execution, device takeover

Take a break from the gaming and fix these now

Nvidia fixed more than two dozen security flaws in its GPU display driver, the most severe of which could allow an unprivileged user to modify files, and then escalate privileges, execute code, tamper with or steal data, or even take over your device.…

From The Register at 2022-12-01 22:30:06

NLRB slaps down Activision's attempt to stop another union

If at first you don't succeed try again. Then fail again.

Video game maker Activision-Blizzard's attempts to stop a second group of quality assurance employees for unionizing has been slapped down by the National Labor Relations Board, clearing the way for an organizing vote at the company's Albany, New York offices.…

From Newscast at 2022-12-01 22:29:00

Professor Green and Chris Mason: Friends Reunited (p0dl8l4q.mp3)

Conservative treasury minister Victoria Atkins and shadow immigration minister Stephen Kinnock discuss whether private schools should get tax breaks and what it’s like being the children of politicians. And rapper Professor Green speaks about how we should approach mental health at a time when people are struggling with the cost of living. Also, on the day that Ian Blackford steps down as SNP Westminster leader, we check in on his pet lambs Mango and Chutney. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason and was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg with Emma Jacobs. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From The Register at 2022-12-01 21:30:10

ICE data dump reveals names, locations of 6,000+ asylum seekers

Your tax dollars at work

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "erroneously" posted names and other personal information belonging to more than 6,252 individuals seeking asylum in the US on its website earlier this week.…

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-12-01 21:22:50

OpenAI invites everyone to test new AI-powered chatbot—with amusing results

ChatGPT aims to produce accurate and harmless talk—but it's a work in progress.

From The Register at 2022-12-01 20:30:10

Google warns about commercial Heliconia spyware hitting Chrome, Firefox and and Microsoft Defender

Meanwhile NSO faces new lawsuit over Pegasus flying onto journalists' phones

Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) said on Wednesday that its researchers discovered commercial spyware called Heliconia that's designed to exploit vulnerabilities in Chrome and Firefox browsers as well as Microsoft Defender security software.…

From The Briefing Room at 2022-12-01 20:30:00

China's winter of discontent (p0dl6g6d.mp3)

Chants of ‘Xi Jinping step down’ were heard on the lips of some demonstrators in China last weekend. A rare example of dissent against the Chinese leader. The cause of the protestors fury is pretty clear – nearly three years of the government’s zero-Covid policy has proved too much to bear for many Chinese. The Chinese Communist Party acted quickly by sending police to protest sites and increasing online censorship. But on Tuesday some local health officials began suggesting that they needed to lift lockdowns ‘as quickly as possible’. Will that be enough to prevent further protests in China, and how will Xi Jinping and his government respond to recent events? Joining David Aaronovitch in The Briefing Room are: David Rennie, Beijing bureau chief at The Economist Kerry Allen, Chinese media analyst at BBC News Dr Yu Jie, senior research fellow on China in the Asia-Pacific programme at Chatham House Professor Steven Tsang, director at SOAS China Institute Producers: Ben Carter, Kirsteen Knight and Daniel Gordon Editor: Simon Watts Studio manager: Graham Puddifoot Production co-ordinators: Siobhan Reed & Helena Warwick-Cross

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-12-01 20:20:38

Hive Social turns off servers after researchers warn hackers can access all data

Site officials say site will be down for a couple of days.

From The Register at 2022-12-01 19:30:13

Microsoft adds silicon muscle into latest Azure SQL database configs

Intel's 'Ice Lake' and AMD's 'Milan' chips bump up speeds and feeds

Microsoft is bulking up its Azure SQL database services on the back of Intel's "Ice Lake" Xeon and AMD's "Milan" Epyc server chipsets.…

From CGP Grey at 2022-12-01 18:59:27

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From The Register at 2022-12-01 18:30:09

Apple pushes TSMC to make more advanced chips in US by 2024

Biden to join Tim Cook as well as AMD and Nvidia chiefs for an announcement from the semiconductor giant next week

TSMC reportedly plans to make 4nm chips at its Arizona manufacturing plant when it goes online in 2024, a significant upgrade from the Asian foundry giant's previous commitment to focus on less advanced 5nm silicon at its first leading-edge US fab.…

From The Register at 2022-12-01 17:30:15

Iceotope study says liquid immersion is viable for hyperscale disk storage

Since high-capacity drives are increasingly sealed off, that makes them candidates for dunking

Liquid cooling company Iceotope has conducted a study with Meta into the feasibility of using its technology to meet the cooling requirements of the high-density storage drives that are increasingly being deployed by hyperscale datacenter operators.…

From The Register at 2022-12-01 16:30:11

.NET open source is 'heavily under-funded' says AWS

Amazon web arm investing in Microsoft's platform to help customers escape Windows

RE:INVENT  "We found that .NET open source is heavily under-funded," said Saikat Banerjee, an AWS software development manager, at a re:Invent session this week.…

From The Register at 2022-12-01 15:30:10

Norway has a month left until sun sets on its copper phone lines

Residents in westernmost municipality of Solund praise new mobile coverage, but others have been left behind

Norway is a couple of years ahead of Britain in mothballing its century-old copper telephone network, which is due to shut down on January 1, 2023.…

From Schneier on Security at 2022-12-01 15:10:32

Sirius XM Software Vulnerability

This is new:

Newly revealed research shows that a number of major car brands, including Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, and Acura, were affected by a previously undisclosed security bug that would have allowed a savvy hacker to hijack vehicles and steal user data. According to researchers, the bug was in the car’s Sirius XM telematics infrastructure and would have allowed a hacker to remotely locate a vehicle, unlock and start it, flash the lights, honk the horn, pop the trunk, and access sensitive customer info like the owner’s name, phone number, address, and vehicle details...

From The Register at 2022-12-01 14:32:05

Musk says spat with Apple over App Store ejection threat for Twitter was 'misunderstanding'

Lovely visit to meet Tim Cook at Apple Park HQ forces big change in tone from world's richest man

The one-sided battle of the billionaires is over before it really began, with Elon Musk saying his spat with Apple boss Tim Cook over perceived threats to remove Twitter from the App Store was a “misunderstanding”…

From The Register at 2022-12-01 13:30:08

Intruders gain access to user data in LastPass incident

Password manager working to identify info affected but says credentials are safely encrypted

Intruders broke into a third-party cloud storage service LastPass shares with affiliate company GoTo and gained access to "certain elements" of customers' information, the pair have confirmed.…