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Historic "Summit" with the Creators of Python, Java, TypeScript, and Perl

"At the first annual charity event conducted by Puget Sound Programming Python on April 2, four legendary language creators came together to discuss the past and future of language design," reports PacktPub. - Guido van Rossum, the creator of Pytho.....»»

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Free Speech Puts U.S. on ‘a Collision Course’ With Global Limits on Big Tech

Many other countries are adopting or considering stricter moderation of online speech. But they don’t have to work around the First Amendment......»»

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Sri Lanka, citing "false news reports," blocks social media after attacks

Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited "false news reports" it said were circulating online......»»

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What you missed in cybersecurity this week

It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks,.....»»

Source:  TechcrunchCategory: Gadget53 min. ago Related News

Tesla starts selling inventory Model 3 cars on its website

Tesla is giving potential buyers the chance to get Model 3 deliveries within days instead of weeks. As first reported by Electrek, the automaker has made its inventory Model 3 vehicles available for browsing online. The inventory section use.....»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: Top53 min. ago Related News

Take a peek inside the Galaxy Fold

Photos of the teardown were published on Chinese social site Weibo, but they’ve since been taken down (possibly at the request of Samsung). While the teardown-er didn’t go into much detail about the process, they say that the main screen is easy.....»»

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Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day six

I’m starting to get that thing where my iPhone XS screen feels super tiny when I switch back from the Fold to send a text message from my number. Someone recently asked me if I’m going to have trouble giving the device back to Samsung in a few da.....»»

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More Than 23 Million People Use the Password "123456"

Bearhouse shares a new study from the UK's "National Cyber Security Centre," which advises the public on computer security, about the world's most-frequently cracked passwords. It's probably no surprise to the Slashdot readership: people use bad pas.....»»

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The Interpreter: Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media, Fearing More Violence

Sri Lankan officials have a troubled relationship with social media. They have seen firsthand how quickly online hate can turn into deadly violence......»»

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Charter and New York reach deal allowing ISP to remain in the state

Charter Communications, operating as Spectrum in New York, has reached a deal with the State of New York that will allow the ISP to remain serving its customers. The tentative deal comes after New York sued the company and Charter signed a $174 milli.....»»

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SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffers "anomaly" in testing

SpaceX's dreams of crewed spaceflight appear to have faced a setback. The company and the US Air Force's 45th Space Wing have confirmed to Florida Today that a Crew Dragon capsule suffered an "anomaly" during a static test fire at.....»»

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Mercury’s wobble as it spins reveals that it has an inner solid core

Scientists have long wondered what the inside of Mercury looks like, and they now have strong evidence that the planet has a large and solid metallic core. The data for the new findings was collected by the now-defunct MESSENGER mission. The post Mer.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: Top2 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

Gravitational forces at heart of Milky Way shaped this star cluster like a comet

Hubble has captured the stunning Messier 62 cluster. The cluster is warped, with a long tail which stretches out to form a shape like a comet. It is thought this distortion is due to Messier 62's proximity to the center of the galaxy. The post Gravit.....»»

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A secret Finnish subculture of women and girls who ride hobbyhorses has come out of the shadows

A once-underground movement of Finnish girls who conduct elaborate dressage routines with toy hobbyhorses has gone mainstream, with coaches, competitions and trainers, and is spreading abroad. The subculture came together through quiet internet.....»»

Source:  PcmagCategory: Top2 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

After Notre Dame bailout Yellow Vests urge more Victor Hugo tributes, starting with "Les Miserables"

The Notre Dame fire is a global tragedy, and it's also raising complicated questions about our present moment, including trenchant inquiries into which church fires merit global outpourings and whose sacred sites get mourned when they are destroyed.....»»

Source:  InformationweekCategory: Top2 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Stop & Shop strike convinces 75% of loyal customers to take business elsewhere

Northeastern grocery chain Stop & Shop has been goosing its profits at its workers' expense, increasing their healthcare costs, reducing company pension contributions, and reducing holiday and Sunday overtime pay; the United Food & Commercial Worker.....»»

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Most Republican voters were Trumpists before Trump, and most of the rest have converted since 2016

Josh Quiggin's essay about "Transactional Trumpism" really nailed it for me: if the story is that Republicans chose Trump as their candidate because they were sure that he would enact "the Republican agenda" they didn't get a very good deal: all Tr.....»»

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The best Alexa Easter eggs

Sometimes all we really need is someone to talk to, which is why we've rounded up the best (read: funniest) Easter eggs currently embedded within Amazon's virtual assistant. Apparently, Alexa knows more than you might think. The post The best Alexa E.....»»

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The Interpreter: Fearing More Violence, Sri Lanka Silences Social Media

Sri Lankan officials have a troubled relationship with social media. They have seen firsthand how quickly online hate can turn into deadly violence......»»

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Grow it, cook it, smoke it: Marijuana tech gadgets for your home and kitchen

Legal marijuana consumers buy around six marijuana products each month. Some of the products we found look like something out of a stoner sci-fi movie. Check out this collection of marijuana tech. The post Grow it, cook it, smoke it: Marijuana tech g.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: Top3 hr. 21 min. ago Related News