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Hackers Exploited Word Flaw for Months While Microsoft Investigated

April 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199. The bug was unusually dangerous but of a common genre: it was in Microsoft software, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with […]

Silicon Valley Security Robot Attacked by Drunk Man

April 27th, 2017

I wonder what will happen when the food delivery bots go rolling past homeless people camped on sidewalks… Via: BBC: A California man has been arrested after attacking a crime prevention robot in a car park, police say. The Knightscope machine was on patrol outside the Silicon Valley company that created it when the alleged […]

Entire U.S. Senate to Go to White House for North Korea Briefing

April 25th, 2017

ZeroHedge notes several coincidences around this time. I’ll add another: New moon 26 April 8:16 a.m EST. A new moon is a desirable time to launch an attack because the lack of moonlight makes it more difficult for the defending side to see the attackers. Via: Reuters: Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare […]

Power Outages in San Francisco, New York, and LA

April 22nd, 2017

Via: Inverse: A series of power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City on Friday left people across the country struggling to complete their morning commutes. There is currently no evidence to suggest that this is more than just a coincidence, despite worries about some sort of cyber attack. New York City […]

The Lilium Jet: Maiden Flight of All-Electric VTOL Aircraft

April 20th, 2017

300km range? That’s what they’re claiming. Hint: If you have any aviation enthusiast children, call them over to your screen, don’t tell them what they’re about to watch and hit play. I wish I had a picture of my nine-year-old’s face when he saw this. But when I said he’d have to let the computer […]

A Cosmic Burst Repeats, Deepening a Mystery

April 18th, 2017

Via: Quanta: To nearly everybody’s surprise, as reported in January in the journal Nature, the bursts originated in a small “dwarf irregular” galaxy, one about a gigaparsec (just over 3 billion light years) away. This made the strength of the signal and its frequent repetitions even more astonishing. “If you’re detecting a bright flash from […]

Burger King Trolls Google Home Devices

April 13th, 2017

Update: Amazon’s Alexa Could Soon Recognize Users by Their Voices If Amazon is working on it, the rest of them probably are. Via: Ars Technica: Amazon’s Alexa may be about to get smarter. According to a report from Time, the online retailer is working on voice identification software for Alexa that would allow the service […]

North Korea State Media Warns of Nuclear Strike if Provoked

April 11th, 2017

Via: Reuters: North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished neighbor, said in a Tweet […]

Study: Second Opinion from Doctor Results in Different Diagnosis 88% of Time

April 8th, 2017

😯 Via: Mayo Clinic: Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that as many as 88 percent of those patients go home with a new or refined diagnosis — changing their care plan and potentially their […]

Florida’s Money Laundering Suburb

April 5th, 2017

Via: USA Today: In a community known mostly as a getaway from the urban problems of Miami, the flood of drug money has confounded law enforcement agencies. “We always thought we would get to it at some point,” said Charlie Blau, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the first money laundering sting in Miami. “We […]

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