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Twitter Bots Are a Major Source of Climate Disinformation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Twitter accounts run by machines are a major source of climate change disinformation that might drain support from policies to address rising temperatures. In the weeks surrounding former.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 23rd, 2021

A Retired Microsoft OS Engineer"s Comparison of Linux with Windows

David Plummer is a retired Microsoft operating systems engineer, "going back to the MS-DOS and Windows 95 days." (He adds that in the early '90s he'd fixed a few handle leaks in the early source code of Linux, "and sent my changes off to Linus at Rut.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 29 min. ago

You can buy the first-ever tweet. The current bid: $2.5 million

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is selling the first-ever published tweet as an NFT, a kind of digital collector's item......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News6 hr. 29 min. ago

The SvarDOS Community Builds an Open Source DOS Distribution

Long-time Slashdot reader sproketboy shared a link to SvarDOS, "an open-source project that is meant to integrate the best out of the currently available DOS tools, drivers and games." From their site: DOS development has been abandoned by commercia.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 1 min. ago

The new Google Pay repeats all the same mistakes of Google Allo

For P2P users, the new app has fewer features, is less convenient, and has more fees. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Ars Technica) The new Google Pay app came out of beta this week, and it marks the first step in a major upheaval in the Goo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 29 min. ago

Review: WandaVision sticks the landing with a very Marvel-esque finale

But the rumored major cameo failed to materialize, despite two post-credit scenes Meet the happy couple: Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). [credit.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2.5m for Twitter co-founder"s first post

The Twitter co-founder has listed his first ever tweet for sale as a form of digital memorabilia......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Twitter is testing an ‘undo send’ feature for paid users

Twitter is testing out an undo send function which would allow users to put a stop to their tweets before they are sent......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

This Week in Apps: App Store bill passes AZ House, ‘deep nostalgia’ goes viral, Twitter Spaces arrives on Android

This Week in Apps: App Store bill passes AZ House, ‘deep nostalgia’ goes viral, Twitter Spaces arrives on Android.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2m for Twitter co-founder"s first post

The Twitter co-founder has listed his first ever tweet for sale as a form of digital memorabilia......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Visual Studio Code Now Runs Natively On M1 Macs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Microsoft has released a new version of source-code editor Visual Studio Code that runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs like the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models with Apple M1 chips......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Wind Replaces Coal As Main Source of Power In Germany

Qbertino writes: Heise.de, a German tech news publisher, reports that wind has replaced coal as the main source of power in Germany. From the report: "The share of renewable energies in the amount of electricity generated and fed into the grid domest.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Study marks major milestone for Louisiana coastal plan

A nearly $2 billion plan to divert water and sediment from the Mississippi River to rebuild land in southeastern Louisiana—considered the cornerstone of the state's efforts to protect its rapidly eroding coast—has passed a major milestone with th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

India Threatens Jail for Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter Employees

India's government has threatened to jail employees of Facebook, its WhatsApp unit and Twitter as it seeks to quash political protests and gain far-reaching powers over discourse on foreign-owned tech platforms, WSJ reported Friday, citing people fam.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Twitter Is Testing An "Undo" Option After Sending Tweets

Twitter is working on a feature that could offer users a short window of time to rethink posting a tweet even after they hit send. CNN reports: The company confirmed to CNN Business on Friday it is testing an undo option that would potentially let us.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Twitter is testing an "undo" option after sending tweets

Twitter is working on a feature that could offer users a short window of time to rethink posting a tweet even after they hit send......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

John McAfee facing charges for alleged cryptocurrency "pump and dump" scheme on Twitter

John David McAfee, the eccentric antivirus software pioneer, has been indicted on fraud and money laundering charges by the Department of Justice, which alleges he and a business partner participated in a scheme that earned more than $13 million by f.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Myanmar coup: YouTube removes channels run by army amid violence

The armed forces are accused of spreading disinformation online amid a violent crackdown......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Study shows cactus pear as drought-tolerant crop for sustainable fuel and food

Could cactus pear become a major crop like soybeans and corn in the near future, and help provide a biofuel source, as well as a sustainable food and forage crop? According to a recently published study, researchers from the University of Nevada, Ren.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Visual Studio Code now runs natively on M1 Macs

App will be available either in universal or architecture-specific binaries. Enlarge / The 2020, M1-equipped Mac mini. (credit: Samuel Axon) Microsoft has released a new version of source-code editor Visual Studio Code that runs natively on Ap.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Making sense of commotion under the ocean to locate tremors near deep-sea faults

Researchers from Japan and Indonesia have pioneered a new method for more accurately estimating the source of weak ground vibrations in areas where one tectonic plate is sliding under another in the sea. Applying the approach to Japan's Nankai Trough.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021