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Tech firms not worried about war with North Korea

Global electronics firms are not particularly concerned if Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump declares war on North Korea.There is some concern among the Tame Apple Press that Apple will not be able to source key parts from South Korea if a war starts.& (techeye)

Significant Number of Equifax Victims Already Had Info Stolen, Says IRS

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The IRS does not expect the Equifax data breach to have a major effect on the upcoming tax filing season, Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday, adding that the agency believes a \significant\ number of (rss.slashdot)

SMS Tracker for iPhone and Android Devices

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Advanced Renamer Portable 3.80

A feature-packed program for renaming multiple files or folders at once. 2017-10-17 (freewarefiles)

SpaceX Wants to Take You Anywhere On Earth in Under One Hour

SpaceX wants to use rockets to take people anywhere on Earth in less than one hour.Read more on sciencespacerobots.com (feedproxy.google)

Richard Henderson FRS wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Richard Henderson FRS%C2%A0from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge has today been jointly awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Jacques Debochet and Joachim Frank for 'developing cryoelectron microscopy for the high-resolution struc (rss.royalsociety)

Astronomy Has Entered a New Era

Chad Hanna, The ConversationWhen LIGO detected its first gravitational wave back in September 2015, I was pretty excited to say the least. As part of a decades-long endeavor, our whole team was ecstatic to observe gravitational waves which are literally (realclearscience)

Science communications and science literacy: an evening in Victoria, B.C.

On Friday, September 22, Science Borealis partnered with the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), Vancouver?s Curiosity Collider, and the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) for an evening of science communication fun. The event was originally meant to (blog.scienceborealis.ca)

Five Questions for Dave Levitan

Slick speech in public dates at least to Cicero, but these days its consequences can affect hundreds of millions or even billions of people. When it comes to science, politicians left and right use similar rhetorical flourishes to conceal their underlying (undark)

uBlock Origin ad-blocker knocked for blocking hack attack squawking

Block all the things! No, wait, not the XSS security alertsTop ad-blocking plugin uBlock Origin has come under fire for being a little too eager in its quest to murder nasty stuff on the internet: it prevents browsers from sounding the alarm on hacking a (register)

Your Tuesday Top 5: Take Simple Steps to Reduce Your Energy Footprint

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & (blogs.agu)

Russian Troll Factory Paid US Activists To Fund Protests During Election

bestweasel writes: The Guardian reports on another story about Russian meddling, but interestingly, this one comes from a respected Russian news source, the RBC. From the report: 'Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists in th (rss.slashdot)

Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll

Greg Kroah-Hartman issues 'enforcement statement' after chap wins 'a few million Euros' with questionable claimsLinux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a ?Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Stateme (register)

High blood pressure boosts risk of common heart valve disorder

Elevated blood pressure is a risk factor for mitral regurgitation, a leakage of one of the heart valves, according to a paper published this week in PLOS Medicine by Kazem Rahimi of The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford, UK an (sciencecodex)

Android Auto hits 14 new FCA (Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, RAM) vehicles for 2017 and 2018 model years

Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system isn't bad, but if you asked me whether I'd rather use it or Android Auto with proper integration, I'd take Google's solution any day. If you, too, prefer Android Auto and have been in the market for an FCA product, (androidpolice)

Astronomy Has Just Gained a New Sense - Facts So Romantic

%A0Wikimedia Commons There are many stories to tell about GW170817. There are stories of a binary neutron star inspiral, two dead stars locked in a deadly dance that culminated in a collision. There are accounts of a worldwide collaboration of scientists, a (nautil.us)

Programming bootcamp compiles $375,000 check after triggering New York AG's error handlers

Flatiron School accused of operating without license, cocking up grad claimsAnalysis New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last week agreed to settle charges that New York City-based code bootcamp Flatiron School operated without a license an (register)

Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes - CNET

Agencies investigated possible violations of bidding rules for subsidies that help deliver broadband to schools and libraries. (feedproxy.google)

Scientists Free Laser Cavities to Embrace New Shapes

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Shut Up and Calculate!?

I noticed recently that Nima Arkani-Hamed was giving a talk at Cornell, with the title Three Cheers For ?Shut Up And Calculate!? In Fundamental Physics. No idea whether or not video is now or will become available. From the abstract & (math.columbia.edu)

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