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Submission + - Doctor Strange Le Film Total (paulgammelgaard4.grab.lv)

Linnet01Mcpherson writes: Doctor Strange Telecharger is an approaching American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character of the name Doctor Strange, developed by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Movement Images. It is supposed to be the fourteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Scott Derrickson, who wrote the screenplay with C. Robert Cargill from a tale by the duo and Jon Spaihts, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. In Doctor Strange Telecharger Le Film, surgeon Stephen Unusual learns the mystic arts from the Historic One particular following a occupation-ending car accident.A variety of incarnations of a Doctor Stran

Submission + - LSD is Becoming Increasingly Popular in Silicon Valley Circles (popramennews.com)

An anonymous reader writes: "Microdosing" or taking small amounts of LSD is becoming commonplace among the tech startup world in Silicon Valley. Microdosing is the process of taking small amounts, small enough to feel an expansion of consciousness and boost in creativity without being "stoned."

Submission + - The Math Behind Voting (azsos.gov) 1

Brentyl writes: I would like /.'s thoughts on election math. One of the races in my area has 4 candidates running for two open seats. Voters can vote for one or two of the 4.

Candidate A is well-funded and polls indicate he is likely to win the election. Candidate D is badly lagging and unlikely to be elected. Candidates B and C are roughly tied in polls, and that's the root of my question. I like C and think B is a lunatic.

To maximize the chances of C winning one of the two open slots, what is my optimal voting strategy? Vote C alone? Vote for C and one of the others? Which? Why?

Submission + - What are the FLOSS community's answers to Siri and AI? (upon2020.com)

jernst writes: A decade ago, we in the free and open-source community could build our own versions of pretty much any proprietary software system out there, and we did. Publishing, collaboration, commerce, you name it. Some apps were worse, some were better than closed alternatives, but much of it was clearly good enough to use every day.

But is this still true? For example, voice control is clearly going to be a primary way we interact with our gadgets in the future. Speaking to an Amazon Echo-like device while sitting on my couch makes a lot more sense than using a web browser. Will we ever be able to do that without going through somebody’s proprietary silo like Amazon’s or Apple’s? Where are the free and/or open-source versions of Siri, Alexa and so forth?

The trouble, of course, is not so much the code, but in the training. The best speech recognition code isn’t going to be competitive unless it has been trained with about as many millions of hours of example speech as the closed engines from Apple, Google and so forth have been. How can we do that?

The same problem exists with AI. There’s plenty of open-source AI code, but how good is it unless it gets training and retraining with gigantic data sets? We don’t have those in the FLOSS world, and even if we did, would we have the money to run gigantic graphics card farms 24×7? Will we ever see truly open AI that is not black-box machinery guarded closely by some overlord company, but something that “we can study how it works, change it so it does our computing as we wish” and all the other values embodied in the Free Software Definition?

Who has a plan, and where can I sign up to it?

Submission + - FDA, Other Scientific Agencies Embargo News (salon.com)

frank_adrian314159 writes: What if you were a reporter and couldn't check on the veracity of a science story before you reported it? That's the Faustian deal science reporters make every day with the FDA, medical publications, and other scientific organizations they depend upon for their "scoops". If you break the code of omerta or any of the embargoes, you can (and will) be blackballed from future information. Salon has the full (and lengthy) story here. Needless to say, this is probably not the openness most people think of when they hear the term "science reporting".

Submission + - Double KO! Capcom's Street Fighter V installs hidden rootkit on PCs (theregister.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: A fresh update for Capcom's Street Fighter V for PCs includes a knock-out move: a secret rootkit that gives any installed application kernel-level privileges.

This means any malicious software on the system can poke a dodgy driver installed by SFV to completely take over the Windows machine. Capcom claims it uses the driver to stop players from hacking the high-def beat 'em up to cheat. Unfortunately, the code is so badly designed, it opens up a full-blown local backdoor. Gamers realized something was a little off when the upgrade brought in a new driver and demanded operating-system-grade access to the computer before the game starts. A number of players say they couldn't even get the new version to work at all. A full-blown online meltdown ensued.

Submission + - Microsoft Patents AI To Monitor All Actions In Windows And Feed It To Bing (hothardware.com) 1

MojoKid writes: Microsoft has angered users over the past year for its willingness to push the boundaries of acceptable practice for promoting adoption of its operating system. Also, some feel it crossed that line with respect to user data collection and privacy concerns. However, Microsoft stands to garner a lot more criticism if its recent patent filing comes to life in a production software product. The title of the filing is "Query Formulation Via Task Continuum" and it aims to make it easier for apps to share data in real-time so that the user can perform better searches. Microsoft feels that the current software model in which applications are self-contained within their own silos potentially slows the user down. To combat this disconnect, Microsoft has devised a way to facilitate better communications between apps through the use of what it calls a "mediation component." This is Microsoft's all-seeing-eye that monitors all input within apps to decipher what the user is trying to accomplish. All of this information could be gathered from apps like Word, Skype, or even Notepad by the mediator and processed. So when the user goes to the Edge web browser to further research a topic, those contextual concepts are automatically fed into a search query. Microsoft says that this will provide faster, more relevant searchers to users. The company says the mediator can be introduced as an optional module that can be installed in an operating system or directly built in. If it's the latter, plenty of people will likely be looking for a kill switch.

Submission + - WA, ID, and OR Fish & Wildlife departments DB hacked leaking Social Sec. num (seattletimes.com)

lister king of smeg writes: A breach in a vendor’s system that processes online sales of hunting and fishing licenses in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state exposed several million records containing buyers’ personal information, officials said Friday.
          The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI are investigating the hack into Dallas-based Active Network, the Washington State Office of Cyber Security said in a statement. Washington halted all sales this week, allowing anglers to fish license-free, while Idaho and Oregon have stopped only online sales.
          “Initial assessments indicate personal information exposed by the vendor for Washington residents includes names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth and the last four digits of Social Security numbers,” Washington officials said in a statement.

Submission + - Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal (politico.com)

schwit1 writes: President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday. The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

The 189 pages the bureau released includes interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials; and even Marcel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker “Guccifer.”

In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, but the longtime Clinton aide did not recognize the name of the sender.

"Once informed that the sender's name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: 'How is this not classified?'" the report says. "Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president's use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email."

Submission + - Scientists Demonstrate Long Distance Quantum Communication (eweek.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists have shown that some subatomic particles exhibit quantum entanglement, which potentially enables unhackable communications that may be able to travel faster than the speed of light. The theory of quantum entanglement has been around for over half a century, but until recently this very strange property of some subatomic particles has been difficult to prove. Now experiments are showing it's a very real phenomenon.

Quantum entanglement is a property that allows those particles to share characteristics, so that when they're put into close proximity, they become indistinguishable. Two or more particles can become entangled, so that when scientists measure the state of one particle, other particles appear to exhibit the same state. The use of quantum encryption is most likely to become available in the near term because it's effectively become an engineering problem, not a problem of theoretical physics. Beyond that, more research is necessary. Nobody knows how to do it just yet, but researchers are working on the problems.

Submission + - mechanics of the rejection of science (theguardian.com) 1

Layzej writes: Science strives for coherence. For example, the findings from climate science form a highly coherent body of knowledge that is supported by many independent lines of evidence. Those who reject climate science often rely on several mutually contradictory ideas. Hence, claims that the globe “is cooling” can coexist with claims that the “observed warming is natural” and that “the human influence does not matter because warming is good for us.” A recent study examines this behavior at the aggregate level, but gives many examples where contradictory ideas are held by the same individual, and sometimes are presented within a single publication.

The common denominator among contrarian positions is the conviction that climate change either does not exist or is not human caused, and that either way it does not present a risk (or if it does, then adaptation will deal with the problem). In a nutshell, the opposition to GHG emission cuts is the unifying and coherent position underlying all manifestations of climate science denial. Climate science denial is therefore perhaps best understood as a rational activity that replaces a coherent body of science with an incoherent and conspiracist body of pseudo-science for political reasons and with considerable political coherence and effectiveness.

Submission + - Download of KB3189866 Cumulative Update stuck on Windows 10 (thewindowsclub.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Some users of Windows 10 Anniversary Update v1607 are reporting that when they go on to download and install the just released Cumulative Update KB3189866, the downloading is stuck at 45%, 46%, 48%, 49% or 95%.

Submission + - Battery icon is missing on Taskbar; Power button setting grayed out in Windows 1 (thewindowsclub.com)

Sabornik Singha writes: Windows 10 is a pretty feature-rich operating system. However, some people have faced different issues after upgrading to Windows 10. After upgrading, if you do not see the battery icon on the Taskbar, here is a simple fix. If you are using Windows 8.1/8/7, you can quickly show or hide system icons. But, in Windows 10, you have to navigate through different a path to find out the options.

Submission + - Thoughts on Aspects In Gardenscapes New Acres cheats (gametruetool.com)

Enevoldsen89Christie writes: With all the Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3 moving out, which means it's time for a complete new batch of smartwatch game titles. Everywear, a smartwatch-focused game studio room, has just released Field Day [Free], what they're dialling the littlest farming game. Field Day enables you to run your own plantation, complete with plants, chickens, and cows, all from your wrist. The overall game uses small three-unit vast grids to be able to match on the very small Apple Watch display screen, with vegetation rendered as large visuals to be able to suggest to them off well.Definitely the smartwatch format restrictions what a game can do really, but an event such as this where players can check in regularly over a farm appears to be the perfect strike vector for smartwatch gambling. A thing

Submission + - Insights Into Quick Solutions In Clash of Clans Hack (gametruetool.com)

OnealJacobson26 writes: The favorite mobile game "Clash of Clans" continues to be one of the very most played games on the market today. Matching to reviews, its game creator and publisher Supercell is likely to to push out a major revise this month that could change the warfare play system of the overall game.The brand new "Clash of Clans" Sept update is likely to bring new features that may change the complete gameplay of the freemium mobile MMO strategy gaming. Perhaps one of the most expected features that is thought to occur with the new patch is the addition of Town Hall 12.Several leaked details from different alleged resources have previously surface online in regards to to "Clash of Clans" Sept update. Corresponding to a well-known "Clash of Clans" Subreddit tipster, Key spAnser, Supercell is likely to t

Submission + - Moving Beyond Flash: The Yahoo HTML5 Video Player (streamingmedia.com)

theweatherelectric writes: Over on Streaming Media, Amit Jain from Yahoo has written a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Yahoo's HTML5 video player. He writes, "Adobe Flash, once the de-facto standard for media playback on the web, has lost favor in the industry due to increasing concerns over security and performance. At the same time, requiring a plugin for video playback in browsers is losing favor among users as well. As a result, the industry is moving toward HTML5 for video playback. [...] At Yahoo, our video player uses HTML5 across all modern browsers for video playback. In this post we will describe our journey to providing an industry-leading playback experience using HTML5, lay out some of the challenges we faced, and discuss opportunities we see going forward."

Submission + - Snapchat Announces New Camera Glasses, Renames Itself to Snap, Inc.

bheerssen writes: Snapchat announced a new product yesterday, Spectacles, which are sunglasses with a camera built into the frame. From the WSJ: "What initially appears to be a normal pair of sunglasses turns out to be Spectacles, the first hardware product from Snap Inc., as the firm has been newly christened (Spiegel is refreshing the company name because its offerings now go beyond the Snapchat app). When you slip Spectacles on and tap a button near the hinge, it records up to 10 seconds of video from your first-person vantage. Each new tap records another clip."

Submission + - Bill Gates: Voter Opposition to Globalization is 'A Huge Concern' 1

theodp writes: GeekWire reports that the groundswell of populist opposition to open markets and collaboration among countries is "a huge concern" to Bill Gates. "Globalization has had these huge benefits of speeding up innovation and causing product prices to be far lower than they would be otherwise," argued Gates. "But the fact that people, net, see it as a bad thing — and that a vote like the Brexit vote or some other votes are a move to 'Hey, we don’t like change, we want to set back the clock, we want to be more local in our thinking' — that’s a huge concern." Commenters didn't exactly see eye-to-eye with the world's richest man.

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