Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

SpaceX to build its Starship in Texas… for now – CNET

Elon Musk’s company has cancelled its long-term plans to assemble its biggest rockets at the Port of Los Angeles.

How Did Russian Hackers Phish America’s Power Grid?

The kill chain, the phishing attack and the broken trust graph The Wall Street Journal published an explosive story about how state-sponsored Russian hackers used a variety of techniques and a spider web of compromised accounts

Huawei’s Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

Its execs have been arrested. Its gear is banned in places. And countries are reconsidering relationships with the company. How much trouble is Huawei really in?

How to Mount Windows Partitions in Ubuntu

If you are running a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows, sometimes you might fail to access a Windows partition (formatted with NTFS or FAT32 filesystem type), while using Ubuntu, after hibernating Windows (or when...

Disability rights group sues scooter companies over clogged sidewalks – CNET

People with disabilities say they’ve tripped on scooters and nearly been hit by riders.

Anti-Trump Activists Defend Fake-*Washington Post* Stunt

Protesters have created satirical newspapers before, but the tactic comes with more baggage in the era of fake news.

TLDR – Easy to Understand Man Pages for Every Linux User

One of the most commonly used and reliable ways of getting help under Unix-like systems is via man pages. Man pages are the standard documentation for every Unix-like system and they correspond to online...

YouTube updates guidelines to address dangerous pranks, challenges – CNET

YouTube says challenges that put users at risk of serious injury have no place on the site.

Blockchain for social good. Reviewing top use cases in 2018.

Most blockchain projects are aimed at raising funds and generating profits with meaningless products, but some of them are designed to help those in need, through joint efforts of the community, solve acute social problems

DIY Redux with RxJS: Part 3

In this part, I will create a HOC (Higher Order Component) to connect RxDx with React.Component. I assume that you already know about React.Component, so that I won’t be explaining it again. But I need

Virtual Reality’s Latest Use? Diagnosing Mental Illness

Researchers are turning to VR because it can create realistic scenarios in a controlled setting, potentially making diagnoses more objective.

Transfer.sh – Easy File Sharing from Linux Commandline

Transfer.sh is a simple, easy and fast service for file sharing from the command-line. It allows you to upload up to 10GB of data and files are stored for 14 days, for free. You...

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect routine makes Twitter, Instagram flip – CNET

The college athlete lights up the web with her floor exercise. “Now I just gotta learn how to clap on the beat,” she says.

Brand Presence and Visibility: Importance, Challenges, and Solutions?

Picture yourself walking down the aisle of a grocery store looking for the coffee section. You see it, it’s halfway down the aisle to your right. “Ok I see it now, there’s my favorite product…and

Tech Workers Unite to Fight Forced Arbitration

A social media campaign against forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts is a rare example of employees from different companies joining together.

How to Setup DRBD to Replicate Storage on Two CentOS 7 Servers

The DRBD (stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device) is a distributed, flexible and versatile replicated storage solution for Linux. It mirrors the content of block devices such as hard disks, partitions, logical volumes etc....

Game of Thrones final season now has a premiere date, new teaser – CNET

Make your countdown calendars fans, we now know the date.

Enron vs Bitcoin: War of the Bubbles

Ever since Prince Alwaleed bin Talalsaid of Saudi Arabia said that Bitcoin was the new Enron, I kept meaning to do a story comparing the two. From my perspective, they couldn’t be more different, but

Would you implant a cryptocurrency wallet in your body?

Let’s look at the health issues. Firstly, would a subdermal cryptocurrency wallet have significant difference to other accepted implants such as birth control? It is approximately the same size and shape; however, some would argue

Fortnite season 7, week 6 challenges and how to find chilly gnomes – CNET

Find out what you’re up against this week to get through more tiers of your Battle Pass.