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    Ohio Man Says iPhone XS Max Caught Fire and Exploded in His Pocket

    Using back pockets for holding a phone is just asking for it - especially if they often tend to be 'tight fitting'. Now besides the pocket thing, this is why I don't bother with any of the newer feature phones, they are thin as hell with a battery that will happily turn into a bomb if violated...
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    Laptops With 128GB of RAM Are Here

    Nice find - for personal use or day to day office work this would be insane (I have a 7 year old junker for an office computer that does the job just fine)... however for the simulators at my work these would be VERY useful (wouldn't surprise me if the P52 actually is a result of a government...
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    Stealthy Data Exfiltration Possible via Magnetic Fields

    Very much so- physical security, access controls/policies, and irregular sweeps/occasions are still called on for maintaining protection of classified processing. It is also why typically where TOP SECRET processing occurs is within a few 'onion' layers of SECRET realms within your nearby...
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    Facebook is Planning an Assault on YouTube

    Vimeo depending on the plan and who you are. There is a class of service associated with said plans - my work (CAN Dept of National Defence) pays $$$ for Vimeo hosting when the situation calls for public hosting than internal only hosting where class of service is also important...
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    Swatting "Prank" Ends Up in Death?

    Nicely put... Also in this case, I fully believe that the stage was set by the local beat patrol and not SWAT/ETF (one officer manning sunlight pointed at door ready to bark orders, other officer with long gun at aim which is standard issue in the car, and then the show started) - with no less...
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    All 50 States Vote Yes On AT&T’s $40 Billion Emergency Response Network FirstNet

    Hopefully it isn't setup like the TMR2 up here in Canada - Bell servers took a shit earlier this year over a underground substation transformer blowing up and knocked out PS comms for a good swath of the country (and as far as I know the lack of redundancy issue hasn't been fixed). Now if your...
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    Some Carriers May Start Hiding Signal Strength from Users in Android P

    LTE Discovery app gives the dBm value.
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    Uber Gets Tubed in London

    40,000 out of a city of 17M - Cry me a damn river considering most of these drivers are dual licensed. London black cabs are expensive though (LHR to Downtown - Union Jack ran £200 back in 2010, had to take that when LHR spazzed out over 1" of snow and the Tube completely shut down) - but in a...
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    The Duke, Xbox’s Biggest Controller of All Time, Will Be in Stores Soon

    Even before the OG XBOX, MS had a habit of designing their hardware for big hands. I wasn't fond of the original controller due to the odd ergonomics that go with it - even though I also can palm a basketball.
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    The Navy Will Soon Use Xbox Controllers to Operate Its Attack Submarines

    Nothing wrong with this... another great use for what is a VERY versatile, simple, and nearly indestructible input device. Although I am not sure if M$ intentionally designs their peripherals to be mil-spec grade, but they are my go to at work when possible to swap out the custom unreliable -...
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    Hacker Leaks Entire Season of Netflix Show after Extortion Demand Not Met

    I could see Netflix hastly bumping up the release date just to quiet the storm a bit on this one...
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    Uber Tracked iPhone Users after They Deleted the App

    A well deserved chastising indeed...
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    US Navy Bans E-Cigarettes Fleet-Wide

    Thanks [H] for posting this.... you may have just started the Canucks to do the same (will discuss this with my RCN colleagues at Naval Force Readiness on where the Canadian Navy stands with e-cigs). LiON battery explosions are no joke and typical furnishments on a mess deck mean shit burns fast...
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    95% of Organizations Have Employees Seeking to Bypass Security Controls

    About the IT Admins reading shit and chirping about their finds in the break room... in my line of work (Canadian gov't - EVERYTHING is watched), if the IT Admin felt like disclosing random personall crap to the crowd they found during a 'sweep' they'd be in the crowbar hotel once the MPs/RCMP...
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    Amazon Will Collect Sales Taxes Nationwide on April 1

    Any business with a .ca domain has to collect taxes in Canada or CRA can apply in court to have their .ca registration killed (some exceptions exist but taxes most times are collected before the item is in your hands)- so when amazon got their DNS registration they had to start charging the...
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    KasperskyOS Released after 14 Years of Development

    Would be interesting if any defense companies take this up especially for SCADA and Weapons control as this would be a nice alternative if they can keep it on X86. As nice as it is to have a warship run on Windows XP/7 (yes I am dead serious) it has its issues. No one is laughing when a BSOD...
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    Qualcomm Announces 802.11ax Wi-Fi Chips: Faster Speeds, Better Coverage

    .ax is what .ac should have been in the first place - at least in the physical layer sense. Economies of scale still have to take effect before this becomes mainstream - still lots of viable devices with non-upgradeable radios running on AC/N/A. Look forward to dumping my AC7260 out which...
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    SNES Preservation Project "Dead" after USPS Loses $10K of Cartridges

    That is what I would have done if the collector had half a brain to work with a rom dumping tool. Loose the dumper.. meh Loosing these carts.... Major #FAIL
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    Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data Plan on 4G Network

    Cheaper than the shit we get in Canada...
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    NSA Adds Windows 10 and Surface to List for Classified Use

    Not surprising (must have finished their source code review)... kind of needed as the rest of FIVE EYES are in process of testing/rolling out Windows 10. When it comes to centralized enterprise level control Microsoft has that down hard and on the classified front they have been doing this...
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    Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K CPU Overclocking Follow-up @ [H]

    Nicely done - basically proving that the IMC (or maybe the northbridge section) is one of the weak points to the chip, curious what the chip's temp is at the IMC region. Surely one is looking forward to chip failure due to electron creep if they run at 1.5V for extended period of time. Not...
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    Cox Expands Home Broadband Data Caps and Overage Fees

    Works out to 3.9Mbps over 30 full days
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    Retail 7700K Not Up to 5GHz - 3600MHz

    Pretty funny when the criteria of 'stable' varies and talks of programs burning up a CPU/Motherboard - either way I enjoy the [H]'s overclocking methods because they keep the OEMs honest even if the old girl PRime95 isn't used. I still go with Prime95 myself because I want to see what would...
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    Crash Test Dummies Show Difference Between Cars In Mexico And U.S.

    Nissan Tsuru is the same as a B13 3G Sentra... a lot of the older tooling gets sent and used longer in the 3rd world.
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    Netflix Reportedly Adding Offline Mode Before The End Of The Year

    This will be awesome for the little ones in the van - wonder if there will be a limit on pre-loading content (assuming it will be time-locked DRM - ok with that). Gives me a reason to resurrect my piece of crap Galaxy Tab 3.
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    100Gbps DDoS Attacks Now Commonplace

    A lot of these attacks are conducted within the cloud on virtual server instances. Too easy to set up a few synchronized thousand VMs across a cloud service's network and then let it rip with one little command... To the poster that said cblock a certain IP range: due to class-less routing...
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    Windows 10 Enterprise Subscription Is $84 Per User Annually

    LOL, sure if you are running a small business operation and will never call Microsoft (and don't get caught) - or you are trying before you buy setting up a test environment and save a little bit on deployment issues/costs. Windows 10 Enterprise is geared towards MASSIVE operations (i.e...
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    Windows 10 Enterprise Subscription Is $84 Per User Annually

    So this would work out to 10.08M/year for Shared Services Canada (SSC) to fork out over my employer's pool of 120,000 active users (Canadian Dept of National Defence (DND) ). I don't see my dept moving off Win 7 anytime soon until their current level enterprise support is canned. Then again...
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    USPS Delivery of the Day

    Be careful with the brokerage fees if shipping by UPS cross-border. Not sure how it is for CAN --> USA, but the opposite direction UPS Standard will absolutely hose the recipient with additional brokerage fees (causing a lot of us Canucks now to not want UPS used as the courier)
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    TED Talks Skewered Again

    I wouldn't expect most on here to get it being this is an American based website that just happened to link to a CBC produced skit. Between that and the hilariously rude awful comments on the CBC.ca website are the two things going for Canada's state broadcaster.
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    The 10-Second Tax Return

    Canada is very very close to the 10s return... more like 2 mins. Most CRA certified tax programs support auto-fill if one has a MyCRA web account - although when I tried it with SimpleTax, it listed the T-forms but failed to populate the data - still a work in progress. If I had a simple...
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    VR Version Of Duck Hunt

    Awesome VR Duck Hunt. BTW, if you are watching the video on a 2D monitor, cross eye trick works to see the depth.
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    Many Of Your Android Apps Send Unnecessary Hidden Data

    Custom AOSP rom and turn off background data.
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    Blizzard Sues Bot Maker For Copyright Infringement

    Wonder if botters do the same shit in real life where safety controls matter. Like the time I saw an engineer rig up the oscillating Dodo bird pressing F9 which was the alarm acknowledge function... worked great until the next watch came into the control room, saw the Dodo bird - engineer...
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    Anti-Drone Gun That Takes Control Of Drones

    Wonder what the MSRP will be for potential government customers, and will it be considered ITAR? Either way, another soft-kill tool for force protection measures is a step in the right direction. For military in-theatre where RF power doesn't matter... lock a missile fire control radar onto...
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    Google's OnHub Smart Router Pre-Order

    With ya there bro! You pretty much have an overkill enterprise Wifi setup already. pfSense with QOS + gigabit wired LAN + shitty wifi-N AP (routing disabled) is enough to rock my 200/10 internet connection without breaking a sweat. I plan on getting Ubiquiti APs when my dlink DIR-855 puffs...
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    Kindle Fire HDX living up to its name (melt down)

    Wife used the tablet for what it was - and expected it to be offline storage. I don't subscribe to Amazon Prime as it isn't worth it up here in Canada. I have yet to figure out how to get into Amazon's cloud to see what it did download from the tablet. When I bought it two years ago and set...
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    Kindle Fire HDX living up to its name (melt down)

    Teezer: My Kindle Fire tablet had a high temp event and potentially could have blown up if my wife held it the wrong way when it failed. Against all odds, at home data recovery of the family pics was 100% successful. My Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 64GB decided to self destruct last June while my wife...
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    AT&T + AOL = $24,000 Phone Bill For 83 Year Old

    With regards to packages, it is a good thing to refresh yourself with your providers... especially for telecom and insurance. Heck my 'land line' as a business line is 3 cents/min. I just reviewed my telecom situation and converted my residential service to business services from Eastlink...
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    Every Version of Windows Is Affected by This Vulnerability

    Not to mention most ISPs block 135-139 and 445 connections across their networks. There is no reason to have SMB open to the Internet at large. VPNs solutions and HTTP/FTP/SSH etc. server software can easily fill the gap.
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