* Posts by nickx89

15 posts • joined 8 Aug 2017

Cancel the farewell party. Get back to work. That asteroid isn't going to hit Earth in October

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tl;dr

This save my time for tl;dr "The new observations reveal it will miss Earth by 44,000 kilometres (27,340 miles)."

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Kalanick stations! Ex-Uber CEO sued for fraud by soured sugar daddy

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a knack for controversy

Uber has got a knack for controversy. It has lost the trust of majority people by now. I moved from Uber a long time.

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At last! Vivaldi lets you kill looping GIFs

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how's the browser?

I just got aware of this browser by reading the article. Can anyone tell me how's the browser is compared to Chrome, Firefox, and Opera? I use opera mainly for adblock & VPN.

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South London: Rats! The rodents have killed the internet

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You can't win

It showed no matter how advanced you get; you can't win from the rats! :P

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Ukrainian man, 51, cuffed on suspicion of distributing NotPetya

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even if you posted for whatever reason

So it proves that they are doing surveillance after all, and by reading this, "Neverov is not suspected of writing NotPetya nor of being behind the initial ransomware attack that severely disrupted numerous businesses in Ukraine and across the world in late June," it shows that a video can make you cuffed! even if you posted for whatever reason.

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Hey America! Your internet is going to be so much better this January

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The outcome is obvious.

"the US broadband regulator will simply change its mind as to what Internet access is." Brilliant, now the whole Internet would be the advertising platform for them, it would make a perfect heaven for broadband companies. So much efforts for making companies happy, welcome corporate America.

"So if you decide that "internet access" covers both fixed line and mobile then suddenly a huge percentage of the country gains access to "fast" internet access. Not only that but competition in the market suddenly jumps too because there are more providers"... If they add cellular networks into the Internet access, which they will, it would make an additional pocket filling stream for them.

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Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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They wouldn't have done that at first place!

The answer for Instart Logic is in this statement, "I consider this to be extremely hostile to users, even those not using a content blocker, as it allows third-party servers to read/write cookies even if a user chose to block third-party cookies," Hill explains.

If the advertisers didn't shove the advertisements to our throats and provided useful and sophisticated adverts then people wouldn't have mind their ads. Showing irrelevant ads on the wrong sites will eventually lead to content block.

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Alien 'lava lamp' with dying magnetic field orbited Earth a billion years ago – science

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I think it shows,

Billion years ago? I still have one in my bed room. Well, to come to point, it shows planets lined with and the field was corrected before the life existed on earth.

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Brits look at Google and Facebook every 210 seconds, says survey

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Are we going to see clash of advertisers?

Both the companies have monopolized the online ad networks while disguising themselves as a social media & search engine. It's not far enough that we'd be seeing huge conflict between the advertisers for the place.

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US court system bug opened hole for hackers to scoop up legal docs for free on victims' dime

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Something positive.

It's positive that they fixed the vulnerability before potential attack. This forward approach should be adopted by everyone.

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So you're thinking about becoming an illegal hacker – what's your business plan?

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HBO don't need to pay anyway.

For such crackers, what's the point of working till you get jackpot? You will be living your lives in fear of being caught and sentenced. Moreover, taking risks is another story. HBO don't need to pay anyway because people sees one episode on Sunday regardless of it being leaked.

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We all deserve a break. Pack your bags. Four Earth-like worlds found around nearby Tau Ceti

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'Just' that far!

If you mean by saying "just 12 light-years away" is equal to 12 x (9.46 trillion kilometers in vacuum) then yes! it's "just" that away. If astronomers says this being behind such far distance then how many many years it would take them to create such technology to travel at much faster speed than light of travel.

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In the red corner: Malware-breeding AI. And in the blue corner: The AI trying to stop it

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This is a must read research by Endgame. I would wait to see the conclusion of this cat and mouse game in the context of antivirus. Since some malware doesn't work in a pattern, how would the AI response to that?

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Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

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Well, those are threads not physical cores.

To put it simply, a thread is a single line of commands that are getting processed, each application has at least one thread, most have multiples. A core is the physical hardware that works on the thread. In general a processor can only work on one thread per core, CPUs with hyper threading can work on up to two threads per core. For processors with hyper threading, there are extra registers and execution units in the core so it can store the state of two threads and work on them both.

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Hotspot Shield VPN throws your privacy in the fire, injects ads, JS into browsers – claim

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How long they have been doing it?

It's been a long time since AnchrFree is injecting ads for providing free service, which usually didn't work at all, they must have earned good selling users privacy to third parties.

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