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From The Rest Is Politics at 2022-08-17 02:00:54 (unread)

Salman Rushdie, the energy price cap, and Afghanistan (media.mp3)

Join Alastair and Rory as they discuss the one year anniversary of Afghanistan falling to the Taliban, the French withdrawal from Mali, the Wagner Group, how Gordon Brown lets his hair down, the Kenyan election, the cost of living, Keir Starmer's holiday, the energy price cap, Salman Rushdie, freedom of speech, and more.


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From The Register at 2022-08-17 01:20:13 (unread)

The trade ban that wasn't: US allows 94% of restricted tech exports to China anyway

谢谢 美国!

US Commerce Department can make all the noise it wants about limiting tech exports to China, but it is reportedly doing little to actual stem the flow of components and equipment.…

From The Register at 2022-08-17 00:17:05 (unread)

RubyGems now requires multi-factor auth for top package maintainers

Sign-on you crazy diamond

RubyGems.org, the Ruby programming community's software package registry, now requires maintainers of popular "gems" to secure their accounts using multi-factor authentication (MFA).…

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-08-16 23:09:02 (unread)

Chrome “Feed” is tantalizing, but it’s not the return of Google Reader

It's not that Google doesn't like RSS, it just wants RSS to look like Google.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 22:39:33 (unread)

Liz Truss accused of branding British workers lazy in leaked audio

The Tory leadership hopeful said Britons lacked the "application" of foreign citizens, leaked audio suggests.

From The Register at 2022-08-16 22:25:11 (unread)

SEC says brokerage accounts hijacked for $1.3m pump-and-dump scam

18 people and businesses charged, one giant web of connections

America's financial watchdog has accused 18 individuals and shell companies of using compromised brokerage accounts to manipulate stock prices to rake in $1.3 million in illicit profits.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 21:53:27 (unread)

Tory leadership: Truss and Sunak reject indyref2 in Perth

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak took part in a hustings in Perth to pitch for the votes of Scottish Tory members.

From The Register at 2022-08-16 21:16:10 (unread)

Dinobabies latest: IBM settles with widow of exec who killed himself after layoff

Big Blue certainly seems blue about letting any of these claims go to trial

IBM has settled the age-discrimination case brought against it by the widow of a sales executives who took his own life after being laid off.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 20:32:09

AMD has a lot riding on its 5nm Ryzen 7000 CPUs. And so here begins the hype

You'll need a new motherboard, RAM, beefier PSU. But hey, at least GPUs are cheap again

AMD’s Ryzen 7000-series microprocessors will officially launch later this month during the company’s “together we advance PC” virtual event, where CEO Lisa Su and CTO Mark Papermaster will showcase the chipmaker’s Zen 4-based CPU cores.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 19:30:06

Apple to compel workers to spend '3 days a week' in the office

Mandate starts in September, staff say its about 'fear of worker autonomy'

Apple has told its workforce they must come into the office for at least three days a week from September to get back to "in-person collaboration."…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 19:06:47

Tory leadership rivals dismiss Labour plan to freeze energy costs

The contenders for next PM reject Labour proposals to freeze energy prices for all this winter.

From The Register at 2022-08-16 18:38:09

Discord details how it dodged latency with a super-disk made in the cloud

For when a GCP Local SSD is just not quite reliable enough

Chat platform Discord delivered a playful slap to Google yesterday with a post describing how the company dealt with "reliability issues" to achieve some impressively low latency.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 18:34:40

Schools in England told not to cut days over energy price rises

The government says schools must stay open five days a week, despite soaring winter fuel costs.

From Newscast at 2022-08-16 18:20:00

Who is Liz Truss? (p0ctg3c2.mp3)

Who is Liz Truss and what would she be like as leader? Are the comparisons with Margaret Thatcher accurate? What was going on with that cheese speech? In this special episode of Newscast, Adam talks to her former special adviser Kirsty Buchanan, Institute for Economic Affairs director and university friend Mark Littlewood, and Charlotte Ivers, political correspondent at Times Radio, to profile the woman who could be our next prime minister. Today’s episode was produced by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Danny Wittenberg and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From The Register at 2022-08-16 17:43:06

PC store told it can't claim full cyber-crime insurance after social-engineering attack

Two different kinds of fraud, says judge while throwing out lawsuit against insurer

A Minnesota computer store suing its crime insurance provider has had its case dismissed, with the courts saying it was a clear instance of social engineering, a crime for which the insurer was only liable to cover a fraction of total losses.…

From Scott Adams Says at 2022-08-16 17:23:32

Episode 1837 Scott Adams: Is E.S.G. A Form Of Fascism, And Is The Mar-a-Lago Affidavit Legitimate? (Episode-1837-Scott-Adams-E.S.G.-A-Form-Of-Fascism-Is-Mar-a-Lago-Affidavit-Legitimate.mp3)

Content: Flow by Adam Neumann NBCNews, Michael Beschloss speculation Flawless digital election systems What’s in the Mar-a-Lago affidavit? ESG, a shadow government by design Teachers’ union contract says White people get fired first If you would like to enjoy this same content plus bonus content from Scott Adams, including micro-lessons on lots of useful topics …

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From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 17:07:13

Rwanda asylum scheme: Warning over rights record before UK flight

Ministers were advised Rwandan regime tortures opponents weeks before the first flight was due to go.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 16:34:12

Charities urge next PM to improve vulnerable children's care

Children's charities urge Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to deliver reforms to "flawed" care system in England.

From The Register at 2022-08-16 16:33:12

Microsoft tests new features in last year’s Windows 10

Still waiting for 22H2? Have a 21H2 release preview to tide you over

Remember 2021? Microsoft does, and has emitted a fresh build to the Windows Insider Release Preview channel for Windows 10 21H2, with a few useful fixes, including one where Edge will stop responding when Internet Explorer mode is on.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 15:47:38

PC and mobile DRAM demand down while server memory holds up, says Trendforce

Samsung, SK hynix, Micron benefit most but there are signs that pricing and shipment growth are weakening

The DRAM industry saw an increase in revenue for the second quarter of 2022 as some suppliers managed to expand the total bits shipped, but the PC and mobile markets weakened in response to inflation, while the server memory market continued to hold up.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 15:03:12

Microsoft's macOS Tamper Protection hits general availability

A boon for administrators having to deal with Apple hardware while also keeping everything secure

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint's Tamper Protection in macOS has entered general availability.…

From Stuff You Should Know at 2022-08-16 14:58:08

Mariachi: The Rodney Dangerfield of Music (audio.mp3?utm_source=Podcast&in_playlist=44710ecc-10bb-48d1-93c7-ae270180c33e)

Mariachi bands have a bad rap as nothing more than "restaurant music." But there is a rich and long cultural tradition many people are missing and the music deserves our respect. Listen in today!

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From The Register at 2022-08-16 14:15:10

Broadcom challenges Nvidia's Spectrum-4 with 51.2T switch silicon

Double the bandwidth of previous gen and 6x reduction in power consumption

Broadcom says it has doubled the capacity of its merchant switch silicon with the launch of the 51.2Tbps Tomahawk5 ASIC this week.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 13:33:06

1,900 Signal users exposed: Twilio attacker 'explicitly' looked for certain numbers

Bad guy also got SMS verification codes, and re-registered one of the numbers they searched for

The security breach at Twilio earlier this month affected at least one high-value customer, Signal, and led to the exposure of the phone number and SMS registration codes for 1,900 users of the encrypted messaging service, it confirmed.…

From Schneier on Security at 2022-08-16 12:59:20

Remotely Controlling Touchscreens

This is more of a demonstration than a real-world vulnerability, but researchers can use electromagnetic interference to remotely control touchscreens.

From a news article:

It’s important to note that the attack has a few key limitations. Firstly, the hackers need to know the target’s phone passcode, or launch the attack while the phone is unlocked. Secondly, the victim needs to put the phone face down, otherwise the battery and motherboard will block the electromagnetic signal. Thirdly, the antenna array has to be no more than four centimeters (around 1.5 inches) away. For all these reasons the researchers themselves admit that the “invisible finger” technique is a proof of concept that at this point is far from being a threat outside of a university lab. ...

From World News Roundup at 2022-08-16 12:52:07

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The Justice Department asks a judge not to unseal the Trump affidavit. Liz Cheney's final stand. Arthritis patients caught in the abortion battle. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.

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From The Register at 2022-08-16 12:39:11

Ryugu asteroid: It came from the outer solar system, say scientists

Japanese Hayabusa-2 probe samples reveal coarse-grained phyllosilicates that may have served as 'cradles' for organics and water

Scientists examining samples from the asteroid Ryugu retrieved by the Japanese Hayabusa-2 probe have concluded that Ryugu is a drifter from the outer solar system.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 12:12:14

Microsoft Azure cloud region settles over desert in Doha, Qatar

Opening was delayed during that pandemic thing

Microsoft Azure launched a long-awaited new cloud region in Doha, Qatar, on Monday.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 11:19:24

Trade union anger over 26% cut civil service redundancy pay

Ministers say redundancy pay must be "affordable" as they seek to cut 91,000 civil service jobs.

From The Register at 2022-08-16 11:16:09

Reckon Russian spies are lurking in your inbox? Check for these IOCs, Microsoft says

Seaborgium targeted dozens of orgs this year alone

Microsoft said it disabled accounts used by Russian-linked Seaborgium troupe to phish and steal credentials from its customers as part of the cybercrime gang's illicit spying and data-stealing activities.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 10:35:08

UK government lines up billions to refresh legacy tech in 600-system UK tax dept

Let's hope DALAS procurement is a tad more sensible than its soap opera namesake

The UK government's commercial wing has begun to set up a contracting agreement set to be worth up to £4.5 billion ($5.4 billion) for application software services supporting the nation's tax collector.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 09:24:10

Ninefold increase in startup layoffs in Q2 follows economic uncertainty

Industry set to readjust to new realities of raising cash

The second quarter of 2022 has seen more than nine times the number of layoffs from tech startups than the first, according to industry figures.…

From Python Bytes at 2022-08-16 09:00:00 (unread)

#297 I AM the documentation (i-am-the-documentation.mp3)

From War on the Rocks at 2022-08-16 08:55:32

Pushing Back Against China’s New Normal in the Taiwan Strait

It would be a mistake — perhaps a deadly one — for Washington to dismiss Beijing’s reaction to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as just another temper tantrum. China’s military response might have failed to drive a wedge between the United States and Taiwan, but it carries real risks. It could normalize aggressive Chinese […]

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From War on the Rocks at 2022-08-16 08:45:29

Strategic Outpost’s Seventh Annual Summer Vacation Reading List

How can the summer be ending already?? Temperatures are soaring, vacations are wrapping up, and many of you are realizing that you have only a couple of weeks left to rest and relax before the new national security school year begins after Labor Day! Luckily, your loyal Strategic Outpost columnists are happy to present our […]

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From The Register at 2022-08-16 08:36:05

This tiny Intel Xeon-toting PC board can take your Raspberry Pi any day

Did someone say ECC on an SBC?

That Raspberry Pi 4B feeling a bit pokey? Asus' Aaeon division has managed to fit an eight-core Xeon processor, complete with error correcting memory (ECC) support, and a PCIe 4.0 x8 slot into a four-inch single board computer.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 08:12:53

Tory leadership: NI Tories prepare to choose next PM

Members will have a chance to hear from Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss at a hustings on Wednesday.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 08:12:23

UK wages fall at record rate as prices soar

Regular pay between April and June fell 3% on the year when taking into account inflation.

From The Register at 2022-08-16 07:57:14

Philippines orders fraud probe after paying MacBook prices for slow Celeron laptops

Education Department planned to buy 70,000 laptops, blew its budget and bought just 40,000

When COVID-19 closed schools in The Philippines, the nation’s government acted to ensure its teachers had the kit they needed to keep working by allocating funds to acquire nearly 70,000 laptops.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 07:30:05

World record for strongest steady magnetic field 'broken' by Chinese team

Superconductive hybrid magnet claimed to be 4,500 times stronger than a fridge stick-on

Chinese scientists claim to have broken the record for producing the strongest steady magnetic field, one that's at least a million times more powerful than planet Earth's, using a superconducting system. …

From The Register at 2022-08-16 06:58:09

Supply chain worries heat up again as China shuts down factories to cool its citizens

Scorching weather sees scarce juice diverted to aircon instead of laptops and lithium

A heatwave in China has disrupted operations at laptop component makers and assemblers in Sichuan province and the municipality of Chongqing this week, creating the possibility of further problems in tech supply chains.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 06:31:12

Digital Ocean dumps Mailchimp after attack leaked customer email addresses

Somebody went after crypto-centric companies’ outsourced email but the damage was felt in the cloud

Junior cloud Digital Ocean has revealed that some of its clients’ email addresses were exposed to attackers, thanks to an attack on email marketing service Mailchimp.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 06:08:10

Scott Morrison: Ex-Australia PM held five additional portfolios, Albanese says

PM Albanese says Mr Morrison held five extra portfolios but the ex-PM said he acted "in good faith".

From The Register at 2022-08-16 05:34:13

Ant Group’s in-house DB set for global release, including Raspberry Pi edition

OceanBase 4.0 is derived from tech behind Alipay and is MySQL compatible

Ant Group, the financial services company spun out of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, has created a database it's claiming is a speedy and scalable alternative to MySQL, and will soon market it widely in China and beyond.…

From Seriously... at 2022-08-16 05:00:00

Inheritors of partition (p0ct74jy.mp3)

In homes across the UK, partition is not history but a live issue for its young descendants. Over the course of a year, Kavita Puri follows three people as they piece together parts of their complex family history and try to understand the legacy of partition and what it means to them today. She connects with a young man who goes to the Pakistani village where his Hindu grandfather was saved by Muslims; a woman who has always thought of herself as British Pakistani but a DNA test reveals she also has roots in India; a woman with Pakistani heritage and a man with Indian heritage plan their wedding and realise that their families actually originate from within an hour of each other in the Punjab. Five years after the award-winning series Partition Voices, Kavita Puri explores the 75th anniversary of the division of the Indian subcontinent through three stories from the third generation in Britain.

From The Register at 2022-08-16 04:57:08

After suffering $1b subsidy snub, Starlink lands $2m US Air Force deal

Always look on the bright (oh God, they are so bright) side of life

The US Air Force is giving $1.9 million to SpaceX to test if Starlink can support military bases in Europe and Africa.…

From The Register at 2022-08-16 03:36:42

It's 2022 and there are still thousands of public systems using password-less VNC

Let alone the ones with 123456 to login. How sophisticated do attackers really need to be?

Thousands of machines on the public internet can be remotely controlled via VNC without any authentication, a cybersecurity vendor has reminded us this month.…

From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-16 02:00:26

Introducing Empire with William Dalrymple (media.mp3)

Today's feed drop features friend of the show William Dalrymple discussing his new podcast, Empire, which he hosts alongside Anita Anand.


How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?


This new show explores the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.


The first series looks at the British in India, covering The East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.


In the opening episode, William and Anita discuss the rise of The East India Company, exploring how a small corporation with only a handful of employees came to rule India. The episode begins with the birth of the Company in Tudor England and culminates with Robert Clive and the Battle of Plassey.


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Listen to William's appearance on The Rest Is History: 75. The East India Company



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From The Register at 2022-08-16 01:53:59

Oh Deere: Farm hardware jailbroken to run Doom

Corn-y demo heralded as right-to-repair win

At DEF CON 30 on Saturday, an Australian who goes by the handle "Sick Codes" showed off a way to fully take control of some John Deere farming machine electronics to run first-person shooter Doom.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-16 00:03:04

UK to cut taxes on imports from developing countries

The scheme means products such as clothes, shoes and foods will benefit from lower or zero tariffs.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 22:55:41

What can we expect from Scottish Tory hustings?

What are the big issues likely to be for Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak at the Tory hustings in Perth?

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 22:54:14

Tory hopefuls to target Scottish votes at Perth hustings

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will pitch for the votes of Scottish Tory members at a hustings in Perth.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 22:14:08

Warning: Apple could be trying to cripple Jamf

Tech watchdog group worries iGiant will 'Sherlock' device manager

Apple is preparing to compete unfairly against enterprise device management firm Jamf, an advocacy group claimed on Monday, and has asked regulators to take a stand.…

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-08-15 21:59:01

1,900 Signal users’ phone numbers exposed by Twilio phishing

No message, profile, or other data exposed—but SMS remains a weakness.

From Late Night Linux at 2022-08-15 21:56:23

Late Night Linux – Episode 190 (LNL190.mp3)

It’s the London meetup live show special! Joe is joined by Alex and Gary to discuss how to accept that most people who use/connect to Linux machines don’t use it on the desktop.       Linode Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster...

From The Register at 2022-08-15 21:21:12

Sony camera feature hopes to make digital images immune to secret manipulation

Cryptographically signs pics – but you'll pay $2,500 before you've bought a lens

Sony has announced a new camera feature that the electronics goliath claims will make digital images immune to secret manipulation and forgery.…

From Scott Adams Says at 2022-08-15 20:58:21

Episode 1836 Scott Adams: The Democrat HOAX Playbook, So You Can Predict The Mar-a-Lago Outcome (EPISODE-1836-EDITED.mp3)

Content: HOAX list, 12 and counting…#13? Whiteboard: HOAX Pattern 14 FBI Whistleblowers have come forward? GSA employees who packed the Mar-a-Lago boxes The question of Presidential declassification California Megaflood disaster predicted

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From The Register at 2022-08-15 20:37:02

CIA accused of illegally spying on Americans visiting Assange in embassy

Lawyers, journalists sue super-snoop agency and Spanish security biz

The CIA illegally spied on US citizens while they visited WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, a lawsuit filed today has claimed.…

From Newscast at 2022-08-15 20:28:00

The Fall of Kabul: One Year On (p0ct8k4m.mp3)

What’s happened to Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover? Adam is joined by the BBC’s Lyse Doucet and Yalda Hakim to look back at the days and months that followed the fall of Kabul, and what challenges face the country going forward. Labour leader Keir Starmer has said his party would freeze the energy price cap at its current level until March, to help with the cost of living. Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, gives his assessment of the proposals. Today’s episode was produced by Tim Walklate with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 19:13:09

Artemis I will get 3 launch attempts after termination system extension agreed

Rolling back to the pad tomorrow, the SLS might finally take flight in August

NASA's huge Space Launch System (SLS) will get its three launch attempts in the coming weeks after officials approved an extension to validation of the Flight Termination System from 20 to 25 days.…

From Mark Felton Productions at 2022-08-15 19:12:34

Hitler At The White House...Almost

In 1946, Hitler, or at least some of Hitler, was due to visit the White House for a strange exhibition at the request of President Harry S. Truman, linked to the famous 1944 July Plot and Hitler's girlfriend Eva Braun. Find out the full story here. 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; Wallace Snelson; Chatzefratz; MI 35E

From The Register at 2022-08-15 18:31:13

Dutch authorities arrest 29-year-old dev with suspected ties to Tornado Cash

The arrest comes days after US Treasury levies sanctions against the crypto mixing service

Dutch authorities have arrested a software developer suspected of working with Tornado Cash, a cryptocurrency mixing service that only two days earlier was sanctioned by the US government for allegedly laundering money for ransomware operators and other cybercriminals.…

From The Register at 2022-08-15 17:46:10

US bans export of tech used in 3nm chip production on security grounds

Not mentioned: China. Obvious target: China – even if the country hasn't designed advanced chips

The United States is formally banning the export of four technologies tied to semiconductor manufacturing, calling the protection of the items "vital to national security." …

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-08-15 17:21:56

Update Zoom for Mac now to avoid root-access vulnerability

Feature you'd normally want for secure software opened a huge hole.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 17:17:25

Energy bills: Five questions about Keir Starmer's plan

Labour is calling for the cap on energy prices to be frozen in October, as big rises loom.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 17:11:13

Wife 'not contacted' after Plaid Cymru MP assault

Liz Saville Roberts says her party should have contacted Jonathan Edwards' wife after he assaulted her.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 17:07:05

More datacenters coming to Ireland, despite energy concerns

South Dublin County Council ban on buildouts set to be overturned by government

Trouble is brewing in Ireland as a ban on datacenter buildouts in the Dublin area has reportedly been challenged by one developer, while Amazon has now been granted permission for two new facilities near the city amid growing concern over the amount of energy bit barns consume.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 17:00:23

Not just hard up that need bill help - Sir Keir Starmer

The Labour leader tells the BBC his proposal to freeze energy prices for all is a good use of public money.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 16:49:30

Starmer: Energy bills crisis needs long term planning

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says all households should receive additional support.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 16:31:05

No 10 defends PM's holiday as removal vans seen in Downing Street

Boris Johnson will be kept informed of "urgent issues" while he is away, Downing Street says.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 16:04:14

Microsoft's Secure Boot fix sends some PCs into BitLocker Recovery

Have your BitLocker key handy when updating, but maybe not on a Post-it stuck to the screen, OK?

Windows users are reporting BitLocker problems after installing last week's security update for Secure Boot.…

From Schneier on Security at 2022-08-15 15:14:53

$23 Million YouTube Royalties Scam

Scammers were able to convince YouTube that other peoples’ music was their own. They successfully stole $23 million before they were caught.

No one knows how common this scam is, and how much money total is being stolen in this way. Presumably this is not an uncommon fraud.

While the size of the heist and the breadth of the scheme may be very unique, it’s certainly a situation that many YouTube content creators have faced before. YouTube’s Content ID system, meant to help creators, has been weaponized by bad faith actors in order to make money off content that isn’t theirs. While some false claims are just mistakes caused by automated systems, the MediaMuv case is a perfect example of how fraudsters are also purposefully taking advantage of digital copyright rules...

From The Register at 2022-08-15 15:04:08

US CHIPS Act: Getting the funding is just the start

Plan to regain semiconductor production market share may be a case of too little, too late

Analysis  The long-awaited US CHIPS Act has finally been signed into law by President Biden, unlocking $52 billion in funding to boost the American semiconductor industry as a part of the broader $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act. Now the industry has to make good on its promises in a market where inflation is rapidly stifling demand.…

From The Register at 2022-08-15 14:05:14

Intel hands over nearly 5,000 patents in deal with IP management outfit

Newly formed Tahoe Research Limited will seek to license them to third parties

Intel has entered into an agreement with IPValue Management Group that sees nearly 5,000 patents transferred to a newly formed company within the group that will seek to license them to third parties.…

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-08-15 14:00:00

Machine learning, concluded: Did the “no-code” tools beat manual analysis?

In the finale of our experiment, we look at how the low/no-code tools performed.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2022-08-15 13:57:36

A new jailbreak for John Deere tractors rides the right-to-repair wave

Exploit now provides root access to two popular models of the company’s farm equipment.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 13:31:09

Epson says ink pad saturation behind 'end of service life' warning on inkjet printers

Directs customers to Maintenance Reset Utility so they can continue to print

Epson has clarified the dread "end of service life" inkjet printer warning with an updated support page directing users to its Maintenance Reset Utility after critics complained about repairability.…

From World News Roundup at 2022-08-15 12:53:43

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Law enforcement threatened after Trump raid. Salman Rushdie on the mend. A Pennsylvania town's triple tragedy. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.

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From The Register at 2022-08-15 12:29:08

Virgin Orbit trims losses, eyes two final launches for the year

Second quarter revenues at zero, though should jump to $12m following successful flights from Cornwall

Virgin Orbit is burning less money, although it won't be launching quite as many rockets as originally hoped.…

From The Register at 2022-08-15 11:33:07

When will the UK take another giant leap into space?

Tim Peake set to return to ESA as the race to first vertical launch from British soil continues

Feature  It promises to be a busy few years for British spaceflight. Astronaut Tim Peake is due to return to the European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK's first vertical launches are set to take place in Scotland.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 10:52:08

Cost of living: Families choosing between food and children's sport

One rugby club says children have stopped playing because of the cost of boots and petrol.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 10:32:12

Nuclear power is the climate superhero too nervous to wear its cape

Of all the non-carbon energy options we have, this is the only one which can keep the lights on

Opinion  What's GIF got to do with nuclear reactors? Commercial development of atomic power plants had largely stopped by the 1980s; even so you could do better than Deluxe Paint for your blueprints. Yet the connection is much more modern, to do with projects like the revival of molten salt tech as a new hope for zero-emission power.…

From The Register at 2022-08-15 09:30:09

Keep your cables tidy. You never know when someone might need some wine

Brute force and ignorance does not win the day

Who, Me?  We've all heard the one about the cleaner in the hospital pulling the wrong plug. But managing to push back the schedule by months through sheer brute force? Welcome to Who, Me?

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 09:06:44

I'm not going to apologise for going on holiday - Keir Starmer

The Labour leader is asked if he should have spoken about plans for the cost of living crisis sooner.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 08:56:13

China's internet regulator details algorithms used by local Big Tech players

Beijing lifts the lid on how Alibaba, Douyin, Tencent, Baidu do business – and censor content

Beijing's internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), has released information about the algorithms that some of the nation's biggest tech companies use to make their services work.…

From War on the Rocks at 2022-08-15 08:55:11

Ending the Ideology of the Offense, Part I

We have already stated what defense is — simply the more effective form of war: a means to win a victory that enables one to take the offensive after superiority has been gained; that is, to proceed to the active object of the war. -Carl von Clausewitz  “Would you rather be Ukraine and be on […]

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From War on the Rocks at 2022-08-15 08:45:47

A K-Arsenal of Democracy? South Korea and U.S. Allied Defense Procurement

In 1940, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously declared that the United States must become “the great arsenal of democracy.” Today, that label might also apply to South Korea. As U.S. allies and partners around the world build up their defense capabilities in the face of Russian and Chinese military threats, a growing number are […]

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From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 08:39:43

Zahawi in energy discount talks with Stormont

NI ministers and the Utility Regulator are due to hold a virtual meeting with Mr Zahawi on Monday.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 08:28:08

Samsung heir pardoned after doing time for bribery

Government said they need the Samsung boss back at work to deal with South Korea’s looming economic crisis

South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol issued a widely anticipated pardon for Samsung heir and vice chairman Lee Jae-yong that came into effect today.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 08:25:08

Right to free period products becomes law in Scotland

Scotland is the first country in the world to protect the legal right to sanitary products.

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 08:08:55

Scott Morrison: Australia's ex-PM 'secretly held ministry portfolios'

Australia's current leader says he will seek legal advice about Scott Morrison's time in office.

From The Register at 2022-08-15 07:56:10

Indian military ready to put long-range quantum key distribution on the line

Local startup can make it happen over 150km

India's military has celebrated the nation's Independence Day by announcing it will adopt locally developed quantum key distribution (QKD)technology that can operate across distances of 150km.…

From The Register at 2022-08-15 06:58:05

Apple says 2017 MacBooks don't have FlexGate defect. Aussie tribunal orders a fix anyway

Presiding officer was not impressed by Cupertino's arguments or behavior

Apple has been ordered to repair a MacBook Pro that displays all the symptoms of FlexGate – the syndrome of screen defects that the company has previously repaired for free – but which the company does not believe has the problem.…

From The Register at 2022-08-15 05:58:13

Black Hat and DEF CON visitors differ on physical risk management

COVID, flood surfing, crowds – what to pick?

Black Hat  As last week's hacker summer camps would down it's clear that attendee numbers are still well down on the pre-COVID days, although things are recovering.…

From Not Just the Tudors at 2022-08-15 03:00:23

'Becoming Elizabeth': The Creators (media.mp3)

Queen Elizabeth I has been depicted on the big and small screen more times than most of her contemporaries. Now, a critically acclaimed TV series Becoming Elizabeth - streaming on STARZ - traces the turbulent early years of Elizabeth, negotiating all the political intrigues of the court on her journey towards securing the crown.


In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Becoming Elizabeth’s writer Anya Reiss and its Executive Producer George Ormond about finding fresh drama and bringing to light little-known episodes and characters in the ever-captivating story of Elizabeth I.


For this episode, the Senior Producer was Elena Guthrie. It was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. Audio extract from Becoming Elizabeth courtesy of STARZ.


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From The Register at 2022-08-15 02:15:11

Linux 6.0 debuts, missing some Rusty bits and a magic mushroom reference

Don't read the diffstat too closely, says Linus Torvalds – it's mostly another massive AMD update

Emperor Penguin Linus Torvalds has released the first release candidate for Linux 6.0, but doesn't mind what you call it.…

From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-15 02:00:02

221. Holidays: Byron's Grand Tour (media.mp3)

Welcome to the first of four episodes on the history of holidays: Byron's Grand Tour; The Invention of Mass Tourism; Sun, Sea and Sex; and Roman Holidays.


In the first episode, Tom and Dominic explore the adventures of Byron, Boswell and their peers contemporaries to foreign lands, where they pursued romance, sought to improve their health, and 'acquire' authentic souvenirs.


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From The Register at 2022-08-15 00:45:08

Elon Musk wrote article for China's internet regulator, hinted at aged care robots

PLUS Vietnam's massive infosec push; Philippines telco fight; Australia dumps COVID app; and more

Asia in Brief  Elon Musk has written an article for the Cyberspace Administration of China's flagship magazine.…

From BBC News - UK Politics at 2022-08-15 00:01:06

Keir Starmer calls for extra tax on oil and gas producers

The party says this would help fund a freeze of the energy price cap through the winter.

From Scott Adams Says at 2022-08-14 18:43:02

Episode 1835 Scott Adams PART2: Trump Appears Unstoppable. Democrats Can’t Stop Aiming At Their Own Feet (Episode-1835-PART2.mp3)

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