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Amazon Accidentally Sold $13,000 Camera Gear For $100 On Prime Day

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PetaPixel: Amazon discounted a wide range of camera gear for Prime Day this week, but some photographers scored what may be the best deals of their lives. Thanks to a pricing error, many people were able to purchas (rss.slashdot)


Why the multiverse is religion, not science.

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40 Years Later, Lessons From the Rise and Quick Decline of the First Killer App

It was the first killer app, the spark for Apple\s early success and a trigger for the broader PC boom that vaulted Microsoft to its central position in business computing. And within a few years, it was tech-industry roadkill. From a report: The story of (rss.slashdot)


Ubuntu 19.10 To Ship With Flicker-Free Boot Support

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The clearest sign of AWS' open source success wasn't built by Amazon

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Jeff Bezos: I Spend My Billions On Space Because We're Destroying Earth

In an interview with Norah O'Donnell of 'CBS Evening News,' Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained why he's investing much of his Amazon fortune in the development of space technologies through his aerospace company Blue Origin. Why? 'Because I think it's import (rss.slashdot)


To Foil Hackers, 'Morpheus' Chip Can Change Its Code In the Blink of An Eye

Todd Austin, a professor at the University of Michigan, is working on an approach known as Morpheus that aims to frustrate hackers trying to gain control of microchips by presenting them with a rapidly changing target. At a conference in Detroit this week (rss.slashdot)


EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users

Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that's currently fully undetected across all major antivirus security software products, and includes rarely seen functionalities with regards to most Linux malware, The Hacker News learne (feedproxy.google)


TurboTax Started Charging the Disabled, Unemployed and Students To Make Up For Trump Tax Law

The 2017 tax overhaul directly threatened the lucrative business of Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, so it pushed students, the disabled, and unemployed to a paid tier to make up for the lost profits. ProPublica reports: Although the company draws in custom (rss.slashdot)


Battle of Waterloo Field Hospital Excavated

MONT-ST-JEAN, BELGIUM?The Guardian reports that the group Waterloo Uncovered, led by Tony Pollard of the University of Glasgow, has uncovered three human leg bones, one of which bears the marks of a surgeon?s saw, at the site of a farmhouse used as a fiel (archaeology)


NZXT?s new prebuilt PCs are slick, with a friendly price

NZXT's BLD service is offering up new pre-built machines with extremely fair pricing and the company's signature style. They start at $900. (feedproxy.google)


Think You're Too Old to Learn New Tricks?

Research shows that acquiring additional skills can be a terrific way to keep an aging brain in shape-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (rss.sciam)


'The Raspberry Pi 4 Needs a Fan'

Author and programmer Jeff Geerling explains in a blog post why the new Raspberry Pi 4 needs a fan. Unlike previous Pis that didn't require a fan or heatsink to avoid CPU throttling, the Pi 4 is a different beast and 'pretty much demands a fan,' writes Ge (rss.slashdot)


Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie nominates herself for an Emmy, gets nod - CNET

Alfie Allen, Carice van Houten and Gwendoline Christie all scored Emmy nominations, submitting themselves after HBO didn't enter them. (feedproxy.google)


Japanese anime studio fire leaves more than 20 dead in suspected arson attack - CNET

A man apparently started the Kyoto Animation blaze early Thursday. (feedproxy.google)


Game of Thrones showrunners drop out of SDCC panel at the last minute due to 'scheduling conflicts'

Weiss and Benioff won?t be attending SDCC 2019, nor will two cast members (gamesradar)


Making the Case For a Microsoft Surface Phone That Runs Android

Zac Bowden from Windows Central makes the case for why Microsoft may want to make a Surface phone that runs Android. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: While a Surface Phone running Android would never sell to the quantity that Samsung (rss.slashdot)


Integration on hold in Norway: Immigrants face revocation of residence status

'People have felt on solid ground, and now they?re having the rug pulled out from under them,' says researcher Jan-Paul Brekke. The threat of losing (sciencenordic)


?This is season is a little less of a guessing game' - Westworld's showrunners talk about creating a less confusing season of the hit HBO show

It doesn't look like anything to me (gamesradar)


'Terrorist Fiske Jab' Revisited

This very blog forms a large part of a newly published study on research methods blogs in psychology. The paper has a spicy backstory.Back in 2016, psychologist Susan Fiske caused much consternation with a draft article which branded certain (unn (blogs.discovermagazine)




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