Sean Bean is tired of dying in movies, now he's going to die in a video game
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Hitman 2 just roped Sean Bean into being an assassination victim in a video game. Genius!
New iPhone lock screen bypass exposes your photos
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José Rodríguez has demonstrated how an attacker with physical access to a device running iOS 12.0.1 can gain access to photos stored on it.
Serious SSH bug lets crooks log in just by asking nicely?
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A serious bug in libssh could allow crooks to connect to your server ? with no password requested or required. Here?s what you need to know.
Orange Is The New Black will end after season 7
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It's been one hell of a ride.
Facebook reportedly believes spammers were behind massive hack
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Security breach exposed personal information for 29 million users.
Hear the ghostly hums of Antarctica?s biggest ice shelf
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I?m getting goosebumps.
Twitter publishes data on Iranian and Russian troll farms
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Over 1m tweets show that we?re suckers for funny/sarcastic/edgy, not so much for blah-blah-blah “news” spreaders.
US is World's Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade - Slashdot
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schwit1 shares a report: The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source], which said the country could still d...
2019 BMW X7 is big in every way
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Whether it's physical footprint or its complement of tech, the BMW X7 doesn't go small.
Is this the simple solution to password re-use?
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Researchers concluded that passphrase requirements such as a 15-character minimum length deter the majority users from reusing them on other sites.
Facebook Lured Advertisers By Inflating Ad-watch Times Up To 900 Percent - Slashdot
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Zorro shares a report from The Mercury News: Not only did Facebook inflate ad-watching metrics by up to 900 percent (Warning: source may be paywalled, alternative source), it knew for more than a year that its average-viewership estimates were wrong and kept quiet about it, a new legal filing claim...
GPU-Z Can Now Detect Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards - Slashdot
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Sellers have been modifying lower end NVIDIA graphics cards and selling them more powerful cards online. In a recent version of the GPU-Z graphics card information utility, TechPowerUp has added the ability to now detect these fake NVIDIA cards. This new feature ...
You don?t have to sequence your DNA to be identifiable by your DNA
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If you have European ancestry, there?s a 60% chance that somebody vaguely related to you can be used to find out who you are.
Researchers 3D Print Custom-Sized Lithium-Ion Batteries - Slashdot
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: [N]ew research published in ACS Applied Energy Materials shows that it's possible to 3D-print lithium-ion batteries into whatever shape you need. The problem that has stood in the way of 3D-printed lithium-ion batteries (at least, until now) is that...
Five Things About Developing on a Mac
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Christina Warren joins John Papa to talk Five Things about developing on a Mac. They talk about the kind of hardware you need, software for web and Swift developers, CI/CD workloads on Azure and macOS
Weirdo Twitter messages were a glitch, not a hack
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Were you one of the dozens of people who got a bizarre Twitter message yesterday? It?s OK. It wasn?t a disturbance in the Matrix.
Key Facebook investors join push to oust Mark Zuckerberg as chairman
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This latest proposal comes after Facebook revealed hackers stole personal info from 29 million people.
How to enable rapid patch testing with backups and Veeam DataLabs
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Learn how Veeam can enable rapid patch testing with Veeam Backup and Veeam DataLabs, to help organizations adopt patches quickly for better security and to prevent data loss.
ebay sues Amazon over alleged poaching of sellers
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The complaint alleges the effort has been traced to Amazon headquarters.
Samsung carves faster processors with new, sharper light scalpel
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It's the first manufacturer to use extreme ultraviolet -- chipmaking technology promised for decades but difficult to employ in factories.
MoviePass parent under investigation for allegedly misleading investors
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood launched a probe under the state's anti-fraud act.
The Theater of the Mind
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Hamza has some friends in the theater business. These friends had an in-house developed Java application to manage seating arrangements, and they had some problems with it. They had lots of problems with it. So Hamza cut them a deal and agreed to take a look. There were the usual litany of problems: performance was garbage, features bugged out if you didn’t precisely follow a certain path, it crashed all the time, etc. There was also an important missing feature.
Higher-Order Functions I: Function Composition and the Monad Pattern - DZone Java
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In this post, we take a look at high-order functions in Java, specifically focusing ont the Monad pattern and function composition through detailed examples.
Top 9 Must-Read Java Programming Books - DZone Java
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In this post, we look at the top nine Java programming books, covering a wide range of topics for beginners, intermediate, and advanced Java programmers.
Deploying Spring Boot to ECS (Part 2) - DZone Java
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This tutorial looks at how to deploy your Spring Boot application with the ECS container using Git, Docker, and AWS CLI with the simple task planner app.
What's New in vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1 - VMware vSphere Blog
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Today I?m happy to announce vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now generally available. This release includes a single vSphere Client to manage them all. I?m referring to the HTML5 based vSphere Client, now fully featured. Also, included in this release are the necessary tools for convergence and repointing. An external Platform Services Controller (PSC) for
Professional Videogamers Are Working Out - Slashdot
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Hoping to avoid injuries, gamers get physical training; squat jumps, ginger smoothies and yoga. From a report: Esports, the world of professional videogaming, is looking more and more like other sports, with big sponsors, prize money, fan bases -- and player injuries. In response, teams are educatin...
Round Two
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John works for a manufacturing company which has accrued a large portfolio of C++ code. Developed over the course of decades, by many people, there’s more than a little legacy cruft and coding horrors mixed in. Frustrated with the ongoing maintenance, and in the interests of “modernization”, John was tasked with converting the legacy C++ into C#. Which meant he had to read through the legacy C++.
Space trash from SpaceX washes up on North Carolina
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Perhaps Elon Musk might want it for his recycling efforts?
Top 5 Spring Cloud Courses for Java Developers to Learn Online - Best Of Lot
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Hello guys, if you are learning Spring Cloud for developing cloud-based Java application and looking for some good resources to start with...
NASA Astronaut Details Fall To Earth After Failed Soyuz Launch - Slashdot
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After surviving an aborted launch to the ISS, NASA astronaut Nick Hague details his fall to Earth and shares what it was like inside the capsule. CNET reports: In his first interviews since surviving the largely uncontrolled "ballistic descent" back to Earth that followed, Hague told reporters on T...
The Future of the Cloud Depends On Magnetic Tape - Slashdot
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Although the century-old technology has disappeared from most people's daily view, magnetic tape lives on as the preferred medium for safely archiving critical cloud data in case, say, a software bug deletes thousands of Gmail messages, or a natura...
How to live stream the 2018 MLB World Series for free
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The MLB World Series is right around the corner, beginning on October 23, 2018, and concluding on October 31, 2018. If you’re like many of us, you’ll be excited to catch the action, but not everyone will be able to watch the games on cable. So what do you do if you can’t access the [?]
Ask Slashdot: Should Open-Source Developer Teams Hire Professional UI/UX Designers? - Slashdot
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OpenSourceAllTheWay writes: There are many fantastic open-source tools out there for everything from scanning documents to making interactive music to creating 3D assets for games. Many of these tools have an Achilles heel though -- while the code quality is great and the tool is fully functional, t...
Advice on pt-stalk for connection saturated servers
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Given an environment where a high volume web application is prone to opening many connections to backend resources, using a utility like pt-stalk is important.  When performance or availability affecting events like innodb lock waits or connection saturation occur, pt-stalk helps give you information you may need in troubleshooting what was happening. The tendency may?
Here's what photos from the Red Hydrogen One camera look like
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A small selection of shots from Red's new phone.
Get Started with Azure Machine Learning with VS Code Tools
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In this episode, we will provide a brief overview of Azure Machine Learning service and the Visual Studio Code Tools for AI extension. To learn more see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-
FXRibbon Version 1.2 Released - DZone Java
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In this post, we take a look at the latest FXRibbon release, FXRibbon 1.2, and the added features such as CSS variables, Java 9 and up support, and more.
Can MySQL Parallel Replication Help My Slave?
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Parallel replication has been around for a few years now but is still not that commonly used. I had a customer where the master had a very large write workload. The slave could not keep up so I rec…

    Ubiquitous SEO Poisoning URLs | Black Hat SEO
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SEO poisoning, also known as search engine poisoning, is an attack method that involves creating web pages packed with trending keywords in an effort to trick search engines to get a higher ranking in search results.