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Trump-Epstein Links

April 30th, 2017

Via: Corbett Report:

Nonsupported Windows Operating Systems Running on Pentagon Computers

April 30th, 2017

Via: DefenseOne: Building and electrical systems, HVAC equipment and other critical infrastructure laden with internet-connected sensors often run on operating systems unsupported by vendors. Even as the Pentagon pushes to upgrade its information systems to Windows 10 by this year, its critical infrastructure remains woefully behind. “About 75 percent of the devices that are control […]

Why Deutsche Bundesbank Had to Promise to Leave 1200 Tons of Gold in New York

April 30th, 2017

Via: Norbert Häring: With big fanfare, Deutsche Bundesbank announced on February 9 that ahead of plan they had repatriated 300 tons of gold from New York. This put a positive spin on a rather disturbing fact –1236 tons of gold that is supposed to be part of Germany’s currency reserve will continue to be kept […]

Musk: Level 5 Autonomy About Two Years Away

April 29th, 2017

Via: Electrek: The best timeline he mentioned was based on a coast-to-coast demo drive from California to New York without the driver touching the wheel. During his TED talk yesterday, Musk reiterated that this demo drive is still planned for 2017: “November or December of this year, we should be able to go from a […]

Banished for Bleeding

April 28th, 2017

Do you ever wonder if this planet exists to serve as form of sick entertainment for someone or something? You know, is someone or something leaning back on a couch and tuning in to The Planet Earth Show on the Cosmic Schadenfreude Channel? Via: BBC: After four days in the hut, the village women bathe […]

“Cashless Society Getting Closer”

April 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: More than a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to go without cash and rely on electronic forms of payment if they could, and at least 20 percent already pretty much do so, a study showed on Wednesday. The study, which was conducted in 13 European countries, the United States and […]

Amazon Launches Surveillance System, Calls it “A Hands-Free Camera and Style Assistant”

April 27th, 2017

Hey all you dumbshits who expose SMB to the Internet on unpatched Windows boxes: Your new, “hands-free camera and style assistant” is here. *wink* *wink* Via: The Verge: Amazon today announced a new device for the Echo family: the Echo Look, a “style assistant” camera that helps catalog your outfits and rates your look based […]

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 […]

An Artificial Womb Successfully Grew Baby Sheep

April 25th, 2017

I’ve gone from worrying about brain damaged hipsters to seeing their clueless ramblings as a form of comedy act that brightens up my day: It’s appealing to imagine a world where artificial wombs grow babies, eliminating the health risk of pregnancy. Anyway, back to growing creatures in ziplock baggies! Via: The Verge: Inside what look […]

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