ReHacked #184: Brave browser to start blocking cookie consent banners, Sabotage cause of massive train disruption in northern Germany, Boston Dynamics pledges not to weaponize its robots and more

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ReHacked #184: Brave browser to start blocking cookie consent banners, Sabotage cause of massive train disruption in northern Germany, Boston Dynamics pledges not to weaponize its robots and more
M. C. Escher: The Fifth Day of Creation.

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Ok! So... Showcase | Data Structures #learning #programming

Learn Exponentially #learning

Exponential growth is very rare and usually only temporary. Most things grow logarithmically or linearly instead.

Growing logarithmically means each day we grow less than the day before. Growing linearly means each day we grow the same amount. Growing exponentially means each day we grow more than the day before.

Brave browser to start blocking annoying cookie consent banners #software #privacy

The Brave browser will soon allows users to block annoying and potentially privacy-harming cookie consent banners on all websites they visit.

If you visited BleepingComputer from Europe, you may have noticed an annoying cookie consent prompt asking if you would like to accept data-collecting cookies from our advertisers.

These notifications are incredibly annoying but have become necessary to do business online to comply with data protection regulations like GDPR.

M.C. Escher on Loneliness, Creativity, and How Rachel Carson Inspired His Art, with a Side of Bach – The Marginalian #psychology #longread

“If you write what you yourself sincerely think and feel and are interested in,” Rachel Carson wrote as she contemplated the loneliness of creative work after her unexampled books about the sea made her one of the most beloved writers of her time, “you will interest other people.”

Sabotage cause of massive train disruption in northern Germany, rail operator says | News | DW | 08.10.2022 #security

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Saturday that intentional interference was the cause of disruptions in the train network in northern Germany.

"Sabotage to cables that were vital for train traffic meant Deutsche Bahn had to stop trains running in the north this morning for nearly three hours," Deutsche Bahn said.

The German rail operator said security authorities had taken over the investigation. There was no immediate information on potential suspects. Investigators, however, said the communications cables were cut at one location outside Berlin and another in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

William Shatner: My Trip to Space Filled Me With Sadness - Variety #life

In this exclusive excerpt from William Shatner’s new book, “Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder,” the “Star Trek” actor reflects on his voyage into space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space shuttle on Oct. 13, 2021. Then 90 years old, Shatner became the oldest living person to travel into space, but as the actor and author details below, he was surprised by his own reaction to the experience.

Transmission Release 4.0.0-beta.1 #software

Welcome to the first beta release of Transmission 4.0.0! It's been in active development for over a year and has a huge list of changes -- over 1,000 commits -- since Transmission 3.00. Some of the highlights include:

  • Resource Efficiency - Use less memory, fewer CPU cycles
  • Better Community - Pull requests welcomed and used
  • Code Modernization - Rewritten in C++
  • New Features - What would a major release be without them?

Exclusive: Boston Dynamics pledges not to weaponize its robots #engineering #futurism

Several robotics companies, including Boston Dynamics, are pledging not to support the weaponization of their products and are calling for others in the industry to do the same, according to a letter shared first with Axios.

Why it matters: Robots, like drones before them, have a wide range of peaceful and even life-saving uses, but can be turned into war-fighting machines, too.

Details: The open letter highlights the erosion of consumer trust in robots as among the reasons not to allow them to be used as weapons.

I was messing around with img2img and I created this monstrosity - a scene from Witcher as a Studio Ghibli animation : StableDiffusion #fun

I was messing around with img2img and I created this monstrosity - a scene from Witcher as a Studio Ghibli animation.

How To Download All of Wikipedia onto a USB Flash Drive in 2022 #internet #fun

Are you allowed to download Wikipedia?

To start, is it even legal to download all of Wikipedia for personal use?

The answer is: Yes, you are allowed to download Wikipedia (per Wikipedia themselves), and in some cases can even use the text content for commercial purposes.

SpaceX to save Hubble? #space

At SpaceX’s request, NASA and SpaceX signed an unfunded Space Act Agreement to cooperate on a six-month study of the feasibility for a Polaris Program mission to boost Hubble’s orbit. Without a boost, the thrusterless telescope is expected to re-enter and burn up around 2037—now at ~535 km, it has lost about 30 km since the final Shuttle visit 13 years ago.

Internet Archive Seeks Donations of Materials to Build a Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications - Internet Archive Blogs #internet #copyrights

Internet Archive has begun gathering content for the Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications (DLARC), which will be a massive online library of materials and collections related to amateur radio and early digital communications. The DLARC is funded by a significant grant from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), a private foundation, to create a digital library that documents, preserves, and provides open access to the history of this

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 - #science

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 was awarded jointly to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger "for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science"

New asteroid strike images show impact 'a lot bigger than expected' #space #engineering

The James Webb and Hubble telescopes on Thursday revealed their first images of a spacecraft deliberately smashing into an asteroid, as astronomers indicated that the impact looks to have been much greater than expected.

The world's telescopes turned their gaze towards the space rock Dimorphos earlier this week for a historic test of Earth's ability to defend itself against a potential life-threatening asteroid in the future.

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