Meet the Stingray - Pipedot

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http://pipedot.org/story/2014-07-27/meet-the-stingray --  

Palemoon browser now ported to Android

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From the «you want a moon, I'll give you a moon» department: Title: Pale Moon’s Firefox-based browser ported to Android Author: Brad Linder Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:49:13 -0400 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Liliputing/~3/IlytJQ6fLso/pale-moons-firefox-based-browser-ported-to-android.html

Who is Part 2

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This IP is driving me nuts and its spamming me 10.30.2.123

The car hacking handbook

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From the «engage ground-effects, go!» department: Title: The Car Hacker's Handbook Author: Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:54:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/07/27/033239&from=rss The Prodigies[1] writes:

BBC suffers several, simultaneous tech problems

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From the «Nothing a good cup of tea can't fix, Auntie» department: Title: Technical Problems Plague BBC Online Services - Again Author: Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:45:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/07/27/037208&from=rss cafebabe[1] writes:

Intel subsidizing tablets that run Intel chips instead of ARM

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From the «$150 tablet woo hoo» department: Title: Intel is paying tablet manufacturers to use its chips Author: Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:49:24 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-07-26/intel-is-paying-tablet-manufacturers-to-use-its-chips

Bruce Byfield loves KDE Plasma

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From the «no news there» department: Title: Bruce Byfield: KDE5 Plasma is the best desktop Author: Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:33:30 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-07-25/bruce-byfield-kde5-plasma-is-the-best-desktop

40tude Dialog: Tooltips (balloon help) has gone missing

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40tude Dialog 2.0.15.41 Windows 7 Home Premium SP-1 Awhile back the tooltips (popup balloon help) would appear when I hovered the mouse point over a button in a toolbar. This help me know what the button did since there are many buttons in the toolbars and I only occasionally used some of them.

US Wants to Criminalize Movie and Music Streaming

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http://torrentfreak.com/obama-administration-wants-criminalize-movie-streaming-140725/

Pan problem

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Trying Pan on windows, but the headers show as solid blue strips, what am I doing wrong. They change to white with orange text if I click on them. --   Jim S

EFF Asks Judge to Rule NSA Internet "Backbone" Spying Technique

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https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-asks-judge-rule-nsa-internet-backbone-spying-techniques-unconstitutional

After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries abo

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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/07/25/234484/after-cia-gets-secret-whistleblower.html

eNother will help me to ask ...

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So, Thunderbird ... I've trained T'bird on a few posters I want to apply its K keystroke to, and I see them with a European "forbidden" icon showing in the left margin, but how do I get t-bird not to shows them *at all*? Thanks muchly.

StarWars

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Completely off-topic, friend motoring home from West Cork was told that the new star-wars movie is to have scenes filmed on the Skelligs islands. --   maus . . ...

Socket error #11004 Dialog

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EVERY time I open 40tude Dialog I get Socket error #11004 (**) (Finished) Why? It really pisses me off --   Jim S

History--error checking in Baudot (5 bit) transmissions

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In 1960, Western Union made extensive use of the 5 bit Baudot code for telegraph message-record communications. At that time, telegraph was an option for data communications in addition to telephone voice channels. While they were slower, they were cheaper.

Oh, My God

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CN) - A married man claims in court that he checked into a Baptist Health System hospital for a circumcision and awoke from surgery to find his penis had been amputated. http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/07/23/69740.htm

Apple decaying?

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"Sales of the iPad have slumped to half their pre-Christmas high, with signs that demand for Apple's tablet computer may be in permanent decline. Despite a forecast-busting $7.7bn (£4.5bn) profit, the computing firm's shares dipped in after-hours trading as sales of its tablet fell to 13.3m from their all-time high of 26m in the quarter to December. [...]"

Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

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With the Little Box Challenge, Google (and IEEE, and a few other sponsors like Cree and Rohm) is offering a $1 million prize to the team which can "design and build a kW-scale power inverter with the highest power density (at least 50 Watts per cubic inch)." Going from cooler-sized to tablet sized, they say, would make whole lot of things better, and the prize is reserved for the best per

Hospitals See Troubles In Red States

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Hospitals See Troubles In Red States That Snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid Deal While record numbers of Americans sign up for the larger Medicaid health insurance program for the poor, financial issues are emerging for medical care providers in the two dozen states that didn’t go along with the expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

History--a mathematical background to be a programmer

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Historically, many compsci programs were closely related or based in a college's math department. Many early programmers had a math background. We discussed that here, and IIRC, some people did not agree that a math background was all that necessary.

IBM 650 shared program library catalog

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bitsavers posted a booklet of its contributed shared programs for the IBM 650 computer. It's interesting seeing the kind of utility programs helpful for the 650 in that era, even an on-line TIC-TAC-TOE. It's undated, but looks to be late 1950s. From the introduction: INTRODUCING THE IBM 650 PROGRAM LIBRARY

OT: Manhattan Project Los Alamos--upcoming TV series

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Saw a preview for this upcoming TV series, apparently on WGN network. This might be of interest to readers here. This appears to be a look behind the scenes at the scientists sequestered at Los Alamos, NM, during WW II, to develop a top secret weapon. Unlike other works, this appears to focus more on the families living at the site as opposed to the scientists and their weapon.

Facebook testing the "Buy" button

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From the «... because THAT's what the Internet was missing» department: Title: Facebook tests Buy button Author: Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:14:12 -0400 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tgdaily_all_sections/~3/9P4lulsMZn4/story01.htm

Russians cracked Nasdaq systems in 2010

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From the «... and all I got was this silly t-shirt» department: Title: Russian hackers placed digital "bomb" in Nasdaq computers Author: Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:21:36 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-07-21/russian-hackers-placed-digital-bomb-in-nasdaq-computers

Canvas Fingerprinting

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From the «one more reason to prefer Gopher & Usenet» department: Title: One of the Sneakiest New Online Tracking Tools Author: Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:32:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/07/21/231225&from=rss AnonTechie[1] writes:

SoylentNews.org considering NNTP gateway

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From the «pure awesomeness» department: Title: Request For Comments: SoylentNews->Netnews (NNTP) Gateway Author: Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/07/21/1627239&from=rss

Republican screen saver.

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As you watch this screen saver, if the falling figure gets stuck, all you have to do is drag the figure to the side a bit to avoid the obstacle. You can also grab the figure with the mouse and bash it into things. Or, you can place the figure between the obstacles and watch it flail helplessly, which may make you feel even better.

Editing Dialog Binary

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[Dialog] Plonking replies

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Hi all! I can manage to plonk and delete posts from entities whom I dislike, but how do I also remove replies to objectionable posts? Thanks! Geoff --   I would be unstoppable if I could get started.