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Reflecting on One Very Very Strange Year at Uber

Reflecting on One Very Very Strange Year at Uber

I did not write this blog post.  This blog post is something by feminist aligned Susan J. Fowler. I have reposted her content to commemorate...

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WCry ransomware worm’s Bitcoin take tops $70k as its spread continues

WCry ransomware worm’s Bitcoin take tops $70k as its spread continues

WCry, the National Security Agency exploit-powered ransomware worm that began spreading worldwide on Friday, had reportedly affected hundred...

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“Genericide” legal assault to nullify the Google trademark fails

“Genericide” legal assault to nullify the Google trademark fails

What do a teleprompter, thermos, hoover, aspirin, and videotape have in common? They were once trademarked but lost their legally protected status bec...

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Watching two waves of hot lava in the Solar System’s largest volcano

Watching two waves of hot lava in the Solar System’s largest volcano

Volcanic activity appears to be a common feature in our Solar System; we have evidence of it on three planets and two moons and hints of it elsewhere....

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15-second ads coming to Amazon’s Alexa

15-second ads coming to Amazon’s Alexa

Where there's a media platform popular with consumers, advertisers are never far behind. Case in point, Amazon's digital assistant, Alexa...

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Intel’s Itanium CPUs, once a play for 64-bit servers and desktops, are dead

Intel’s Itanium CPUs, once a play for 64-bit servers and desktops, are dead

Remember Itanium? Intel's first crack at 64-bit server processors from circa the turn of the millennium? Well, two things: Intel is releasing ...

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Astronomers find water in the atmosphere of a warm, Neptune-sized planet

Astronomers find water in the atmosphere of a warm, Neptune-sized planet

Scientists are announcing a rare look into the atmosphere of a distant exoplanet more than 400 light years away. The planet is roughly Neptune-si...

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SpaceX may finally be reaching a nirvana of high flight rates

SpaceX may finally be reaching a nirvana of high flight rates

Due to accidents, production issues, and other factors, SpaceX has in recent years failed to achieve a "high volume" launch rate of a d...

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So You're Overweight - What Can You Do About It

So You're Overweight - What Can You Do About It

In an age growing in proportion in both waists and egos we have come across a major issue: Fat Acceptance No this is not going to be a hate-ridd...

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The Non-Aggression Principle is Worthless when Those in Power Can Define Aggression

The Non-Aggression Principle is Worthless when Those in Power Can Define Aggression

One of the cornerstones of modern libertarianism is the Non-Aggression Principle. According to NAP.com, the non-aggression principle can be defined as...

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Measles outbreak rages after anti-vaccine groups target vulnerable community

Measles outbreak rages after anti-vaccine groups target vulnerable community

Minnesota is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the 1990s following a targeted and intense effort by anti-vaccine gro...

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Google phishing attack was foretold by researchers—and it may have used their code

Google phishing attack was foretold by researchers—and it may have used their code

The "Google Docs" phishing attack that wormed its way through thousands of e-mail inboxes earlier this week exploited a threat tha...

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The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was more severe than many people imagined, because it allowed hackers to remotely g...

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Samsung joins the self-driving car gold rush

Samsung joins the self-driving car gold rush

The tech industry has a bad case of four-wheel fever, and it looks like there's no cure in sight. Before too long, it will be impossible to buy a ...

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Gorilla Mindset is the Doctor Pepper Ten of Self Help Books

Gorilla Mindset is the Doctor Pepper Ten of Self Help Books

              You know that self-help bullshit that lines the walls of bookstores tha...

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Study Shows Women Need More Sleep Than Men for THIS Reason!

Study Shows Women Need More Sleep Than Men for THIS Reason!

This article is not written by me. It is written by Katherine Crofton and the original article can be found here. With that being said it is reposted ...

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A Social Welfare Program the Right will Vigorously support: Gun Stamps

A Social Welfare Program the Right will Vigorously support: Gun Stamps

              Since we have a Republican majority going on right now, it’s goin...

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Shittown

Shittown

A podcast series produced by NPR. This first paragraph is going to be the only spoiler free section of this review. Shittown starts off with a call by...

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Yik Yak is finally relegated to the dustbin of Internet history

Yik Yak is finally relegated to the dustbin of Internet history

On Friday, the Yik Yak app officially closed up shop. The company’s founders, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, wrote up a short blog post...

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Fitbit Flex 2 “exploded” on woman’s wrist, leaving second-degree burns

Fitbit Flex 2 “exploded” on woman’s wrist, leaving second-degree burns

Samsung isn't the only company that has had deal with exploding products. A Wisconsin woman told ABC News that her new Fi...

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Friendly fire may have killed Army Rangers during ISIS raid in Afghanistan

Friendly fire may have killed Army Rangers during ISIS raid in Afghanistan

The Defense Department on Friday released the names of two Army Rangers who died during a raid on a compound in Afghanistan on Thursday. ...

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Acer Predator X27: 4K, HDR, and 144Hz G-Sync for the ultimate gaming monitor

Acer Predator X27: 4K, HDR, and 144Hz G-Sync for the ultimate gaming monitor

Acer has unveiled what may just be the perfect gaming monitor—so long as you don't like ultrawides, at least. The Predator X27 is ...

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President Trump signs NASA advisory bill, says it’s “about jobs”

President Trump signs NASA advisory bill, says it’s “about jobs”

Prior to Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump had made only a few passing references to space during the first two months of his administratio...

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Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims

Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims

Did you feel a sudden loss of Internet freedom in February 2015? That's when the Federal Communications Commission imposed net neutrality rul...

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Most groundwater is ancient but contains surprising human fingerprint

Most groundwater is ancient but contains surprising human fingerprint

Water is typically considered a renewable resource, as the global cycle of evaporation and precipitation constantly redistributes it. But not all sour...

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Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison today. He was convicted of causing more than $169 million in dam...

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US nabs a hacker in the Maldives, but Russia sees it as “kidnapping”

US nabs a hacker in the Maldives, but Russia sees it as “kidnapping”

The recent arrest of a Russian hacker by the US Department of Homeland Security is stirring up diplomatic difficulties. The suspect, 30-year-o...

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Don’t look now, but the PC is the world’s biggest gaming platform

Don’t look now, but the PC is the world’s biggest gaming platform

If you follow the business side of the game industry at all, you're probably sick of hearing how mobile gaming is a fast-growing business juggerna...

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Ubisoft’s first attempts at VR show impressive maturity

Ubisoft’s first attempts at VR show impressive maturity

Earlier this year, Ubisoft announced that it was interested in bringing "a number of its games" to VR platforms like the Valve-powered HTC V...

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Dawn of War 3: The most promising take on Warhammer 40K yet

Dawn of War 3: The most promising take on Warhammer 40K yet

What's impressive about Dawn of War III is how beautifully it manages to communicate the weight, scale, and ferocity of the Warhammer 40...

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Man O’ War – Corsair

Man O’ War – Corsair

Warhammer is a refuge from both progress and decline. It’s a safe space where you can always enjoy a militarist’s historical highlight ree...

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Valve will require phone number for Dota 2 ranked matches

Valve will require phone number for Dota 2 ranked matches

Dota 2 maker Valve is taking serious action to cut down on the prevalence of smurfing—using a secondary account in order to play again...

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Report: Google will add an ad blocker to all versions of Chrome Web browser

Report: Google will add an ad blocker to all versions of Chrome Web browser

The Wall Street Journal just dropped a shocker of a report: Google, the biggest Web advertising company in the world, is planning to build an ad ...

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FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more

FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more

The Federal Communications Commission today voted to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market by imposing a new standar...

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I Tried To Pirate Spore And Bricked My Laptop

I Tried To Pirate Spore And Bricked My Laptop

In 2008, I brought my laptop over to my friend Amanda’s house to pirate Spore. Her boyfriend Nate, who worked at the local GameStop, told m...

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>10,000 Windows computers may be infected by advanced NSA backdoor

>10,000 Windows computers may be infected by advanced NSA backdoor

Security experts believe that tens of thousands of Windows computers may have been infected by a highly advanced National Security Agency backdoor. Th...

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Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users beware: This isn’t the apple.com you want

Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users beware: This isn’t the apple.com you want

If you're using Chrome, Firefox, or Opera to view websites, you should be aware of a weakness that can trick even savvy people into trusting malic...

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South Indian frog oozes molecule that inexplicably decimates flu viruses

South Indian frog oozes molecule that inexplicably decimates flu viruses

From the slimy backs of a South Indian frog comes a new way to blast influenza viruses. A compound in the frog’s mucus—long known to ha...

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The Xiaomi Mi 6 out-specs the Galaxy S8 for half the price

The Xiaomi Mi 6 out-specs the Galaxy S8 for half the price

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 finally ready for market, it's time for a round of smartphone updates from the usual suspects. The chip debuted&n...

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ATM skimming fraudsters plead guilty

ATM skimming fraudsters plead guilty

Joel Abel Garcia, a 35-year-old from the Bronx, New York, became the third member of an alleged ring of automated teller machine "skimmers" ...

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New processors are now blocked from receiving updates on old Windows

New processors are now blocked from receiving updates on old Windows

We knew Microsoft was planning to block installation of Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on systems with Intel 7th Generation Core processors (more...

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Qualcomm loses legal battle with Blackberry, must pay $815M

Qualcomm loses legal battle with Blackberry, must pay $815M

BlackBerry has won $815 million in an arbitration battle against Qualcomm over royalty payments, the company said today. The award also will incl...

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Ancient ruins point to the origins of American state power

Ancient ruins point to the origins of American state power

The palace overlooking the plaza at El Palenque would have been an incredible sight to people living more than 2,300 years ago in Mexico's Oaxaca ...

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Feds finally shut down botnet that menaced world for 7 years

Feds finally shut down botnet that menaced world for 7 years

Federal prosecutors say they've dealt a fatal blow to Kelihos, a network of more than 10,000 infected computers that was used to deliver spam, ste...

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Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a good idea

Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a good idea

The plan to eliminate net neutrality rules and replace them with voluntary commitments is not winning over lobbyists for major Internet companies...

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Tesla is worth more than General Motors or Ford

Tesla is worth more than General Motors or Ford

Props to Elon Musk and the people at Tesla. The company may rarely be profitable, and it is yet to sell enough electric vehicles to tri...

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Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs

Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs

From their warm-blooded innards to their feathered exteriors, increasing evidence shows that birds and many dinosaur species had a lot in common. But ...

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Fixing SNAP: Adding Lobster and Steak Budgets

Fixing SNAP: Adding Lobster and Steak Budgets

              While the title is pure clickbait, I do have a proposal to help SNAP re...

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America takes on Japan in terrifying giant mech battle this August

America takes on Japan in terrifying giant mech battle this August

In 2015, a team of American engineers created the MegaBots Mk. II, a 15-foot-tall, 5,400kg, paintball cannon-armed mech of nightmarish proportion...

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Microsoft formally bans emulators on Xbox, Windows 10 download shops

Microsoft formally bans emulators on Xbox, Windows 10 download shops

Microsoft has officially begun encouraging Windows 10 users to download and install the Creators Edition patch, and that has been met w...

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Do you want to play a game? Ransomware asks for high score instead of money

Do you want to play a game? Ransomware asks for high score instead of money

At this point, Ars readers have heard countless tales of computer users being forced to pay significant sums to unlock files encry...

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