Users are voicing concerns about iCloud Drive, reporting problems like unwarranted content deletion and possible security vulnerabilities.
There is a debate on the effectiveness of using Apple's Switch Control feature for remote support, problems with Apple's software, data syncing issues with git repositories, and deficiencies in terms of end-to-end encryption and conflict management mechanisms.
Users are suggesting alternatives like syncthing for data sync and storage, reflecting an overall dissatisfaction and trust deficit in iCloud Drive, and reinforcing the importance of data reliability and security.
Bottlerocket is a Linux-based operating system specifically designed for hosting containers, ideal for container orchestrators like Kubernetes.
The OS is characterized by minimal overhead, safe updates, and a pronounced concentration on security features including the use of compiled languages, an immutable root filesystem, and enforced SELinux policies.
It offers various customized variants suited to different environments and can be managed through privileged host containers. Updates are delivered via images and can be reverted if necessary.
Bottlerocket is a Linux-based operating system, developed by AWS specifically designed to run containers, with similarities to CoreOS and Flatcar Linux.
Unique features of Bottlerocket include vulnerability scanning and an A/B partition scheme for updates, however, it currently lacks a discernible path to becoming a standalone product and has challenges in incorporating FIPS support.
Discussions around Bottlerocket also highlight uncertainties on its deployment outside AWS, its compatibility within the AWS environment, absence of host machine shell, security features, and a comparison with NixOS.
A study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln revealed microwaving plastic containers releases microplastics and nanoplastics into food, potentially disrupting endocrine systems and posing health risks.
The "microwave-safe" label on plastic containers only indicates the plastic's heat resistance, not its safety. Such containers could still release harmful particles, including bisphenols and phthalates.
Types one and six plastics pose higher health risks when microwaved, while types two and five are considered safer. Experts recommend the use of glass containers over plastics for microwaving food.
The European Union has imposed a $400 million fine on Intel for stifling AMD's market access, triggering a conversation around anti-competitive practices in the technology industry.
There's ongoing debate concerning the impact of such behaviors on AMD's growth, market manipulation allegations, and the lack of AMD laptops availability and options compared to Intel.
The discourse further includes speculation about Intel's stagnant stock performance in the last 15 years, potential repercussions of selling products below cost, and calls for better support from AMD and concerns about Taiwan's geopolitical treatment.
"windows-drivers-rs" is a Rust-based repository that enables the development of Windows drivers, supporting both WDM (Windows Driver Model) and WDF (Windows Driver Framework) models.
The repository offers several crates that bridge connections to the Windows Development Kit (WDK), including bindings, libraries, and macros.
Still in the early development stages, "windows-drivers-rs" supports configurations for WDM, KMDF (Kernel-Mode Driver Framework), and UMDF (User-Mode Driver Framework) drivers, with intentions to include more configurations in the future. However, it's currently not recommended for commercial usage.
Microsoft has created a platform promoting the use of Rust for Windows driver development, emphasizing the challenges and benefits involved in writing drivers with Rust for both Windows and Linux systems.
The discussion points out the pros of opting for a memory-managed language like C# in device driver development and tuples the argument with the significance of software performance.
The discourse also explores the advantages of Rust in kernel development, the role of garbage collection in driver development, and outlines the potential of a microkernel approach and the Midori project.
Ticketmaster's "Verified Fan" system, initially designed to curtail scalping, is being manipulated by scalpers to their advantage.
Scalpers use multiple accounts, specialized internet browsers, and bulk-purchased phone numbers to boost their odds of obtaining tickets for popular concerts.
They can sell tickets even before they are officially on sale and substitute better tickets for the previously sold ones, indicating the system favors professional ticket buyers rather than average fans.
The conversation centers on the problem of ticket scalping, exploring varied motivations behind it and proposing potential solutions.
Participants consider various strategies like linking the tickets to purchaser names and ID verification, dynamic pricing, and lotteries, advocating for substantial innovation in the ticketing platforms like Ticketmaster.
The dialogue underscores the need for enhanced regulation while addressing the structural issues of the ticketing industry, highlighting the impact on both fans and artists.
Curl has added IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) support to its system, although there's ongoing debate over whether this implementation is true IPFS support or simply rewritten URLs.
The current implementation lacks a verification feature to crosscheck if the output matches the IPFS address; continuous verification via IPFS gateways is proposed as an enhancement.
There's discussion about the potential risks involved in adopting IPFS, and why users generally prefer using IPFS gateways over running IPFS nodes, as well as considering adding support for magnet and .onion URLs in the curl tool.
Israeli tech company Insanet has created a spyware named Sherlock, which is distributed via online advertisement networks, turning specific ads into Trojan horses.
Unlike traditional spyware exploiting phone vulnerabilities, Sherlock uses ad networks to covertly install itself, enabling access to the target's device content.
Sherlock can infect computers and Android phones as well as iPhones, suspected to bear similarity to the previously identified Pegasus spyware, thereby raising concerns about civilian surveillance and potential misuse.
The article discusses the issue of spyware, specifically "Sherlock," exploiting online ads to infect devices, potentially through browser or operating system vulnerabilities.
The discussion delves into the ethical implications, supporting content creators, and alternative monetization methods, with the author expressing preference for direct support to content creators rather than using adtech.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has failed to re-establish communication with its lunar probe, the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, effectively ending hopes for their continued operation.
The Vikram lander and Pragyan rover were sent to the Moon's south pole, making ISRO the fourth entity globally to achieve landing success despite doubts about the vehicles' resilience against lunar's extreme temperatures.
Efforts to reestablish contact with the said lunar vehicles will continue, signalling ISRO's persistent will to conquer the challenges presented in space exploration.
The person has been involved in using and enhancing LambdaMOO, a multi-user virtual environment and programming system, since the early 90s.
They are undertook a task to overhaul LambdaMOO to leverage the benefits of contemporary technologies and enhance its compatibility.
The implementation, almost finished, is now written in Rust (a modern system programming language) and they are encouraging backing from individuals fascinated with this sort of virtual social environment.
The main topic of discussion is about an individual who recreated the LambdaMOO server using the Rust programming language to enhance the virtual social space system focusing on social interaction and shared programming.
The individual who took on this project is seeking help and feedback, particularly regarding challenges with backward compatibility of the system.
Participants converse about MOO engines, alternative programming languages, and the struggles in preserving existing LambdaMOO instances, expressing enthusiasm and sharing relevant LambdaMOO resources.
Google has declared that it will cease Gmail's Basic HTML View, leading to discussions on webmail's future, email reliability versus messaging apps, and Google's role as an ad business.
Also mentioned are concerns for data-limited environments, the obligation of businesses to cater to various customer requirements, and miscellaneous subjects such as monopolies on cruise ships and accessibility in edge cases.
The study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases confirms the establishment of the rat lungworm, a parasite capable of infecting human brains, in the Southeastern US.
Evidence of the parasite was detected in seven out of 33 rats tested in the Atlanta zoo. The rat lungworm lives typically in rats, transfers to slugs or snails, and can infect humans if ingested, causing severe neurological dysfunction and even death.
The study indicates that the parasite is spreading rapidly in the region.
A worm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, prevalent in the Southeast US, has been infecting rats, slugs and even humans, potentially leading to symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, and in severe cases, meningitis.
Infection from the worm can be contracted via consumption of undercooked snails or infected slugs, prompting individuals to thoroughly wash and prepare vegetables to avoid possible infection.
There are rising concerns about the presence of snails and parasites in greens, transmission of diseases through these contaminated resources, and the potential impacts on local housing markets.
The Cambridge Law Corpus, a new dataset for legal AI research, comprised of more than 250,000 UK court cases dated from the 16th century to current times, has been introduced.
Apart from raw text and metadata, the corpus includes annotations on case outcomes on 638 cases, and the paper illustrates the process of training and testing case outcome extraction models using the annotated data.
While comparative performance benchmarks for models like GPT-3, GPT-4, and RoBERTa are provided, the accessibility of the corpus is limited to research due to ethical considerations.
The Cambridge Law Corpus, a comprehensive collection of legal texts, has been created explicitly for legal Artificial Intelligence (AI) research.
Harvard Law's Library Innovation Lab has established the Caselaw Access Project, enabling access to a complete set of US caselaw, which had been challenging due to paywalls.
The lab is also in the process of releasing the Collaborative Open Legal Dataset (COLD cases) for AI and Machine Learning (ML) projects, but access to the Cambridge Law Corpus is currently limited to researchers from recognized institutions.
Researchers have successfully manipulated silkworms through CRISPR technology to produce the first full-length spider silk, paving the way for sustainable production of robust lightweight materials.
The spider silk created is over six times stronger than Kevlar and possesses high tensile strength, outperforming most other natural and synthetic fibers, making it a greener alternative to synthetic fibers like nylon and Kevlar.
The achievement holds potential for the commercialization of spider silk, offering a sustainable option for diverse applications while furthering the development of 'supermaterials'.
Elim.app has released an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), which is designed to assist individuals focus on essential relationships, with features such as notifications and digital postcards.
Users have suggested enhancements like the inclusion of manual contact entry and integration with messaging apps. The developers have shown intentions not to display ads or sell users' data, but are considering a premium subscription model.
Concerns have been raised about the app's website being in German, leading to discussions about the potential and improvements of the app, as well as the limitations of leaning excessively on technology to address social issues.
The first article examines theories surrounding Agatha Christie's unexplained disappearance, including the possibility it was for publicity, providing historical context.
The second piece delves into inconsistencies found within Sherlock Holmes stories and explores Arthur Conan Doyle's beliefs.
The third and fourth discussions range widely, touching on alchemy, religion, and the works of renowned authors; debating police roles in Agatha Christie's disappearance and counting best-selling books and authors.
The central theme of the discussions is around the effectiveness and role of security procedures enforced by the TSA at airports.
There are differing viewpoints, with some participants questioning the efficiency of these practices and others defending their significance.
Additionally, the conversation covers topics such as government support schemes, the evolving nature of work, TSA's inconsistencies in applying rules, and details on specific items allowed or barred by the TSA.