Show Notes – December 28th, 2015

 

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DK2 is no longer listed on the Oculus website DK2 is no longer listed on the Oculus website. https://www.oculus.com/ Sounds like they’re getting things ready for launch. Could DK2’s spot in the navigation bar be replaced by a dedicated page for Oculus Touch? submitted by Heaney555 [link] [12 comments]
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Holiday Hoverboard Bursts Into Flames While Charging In NJ Hoverboards: If they’re not violently throwing riders into the hardwood floors of their suburban homes, they’re spontaneously combusting while charging. What a great gift! [ more › ]
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American police uses specially trained ‘porn dogs’ to find hidden HDDs, USB sticks and SD cards Since a while the American police is working with specially trained ‘porn dogs’. These dogs are able to trace hidden HDDs, USB sticks and SD cards. They are mainly used to find storage mediums with child pornography, according to Jon Dumas of the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers against the American TV channel KHOU. Dumas his  organization contributed $17,000 to initially fund the canine detective
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Unsecured, unclaimed database leaves 191 million US voter registration records open to all A well-known security researcher has discovered an unsecured database containing 191 million US voter registration records. The data includes names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, party affiliations and even logs of whether or not voters had participated in primary or general elections.
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Report: Pirated downloads at work big source of malware Research conducted by security company Bitsight amongst its 30,700 customers found that in almost 25% of those companies people download pirated content. Of the downloaded software 39% of the games and 43% of the applications contained malware. The research doesn’t separate between employees that knowingly download and those that are unwillingly part of a botnet. The industries where most files a
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NYC’s First Free Wi-Fi Kiosk Now Exists In The East Village       New York City’s first free public Wi-Fi hub was installed this morning, but as is the case with any internet installation, anywhere in the United States, there is a catch: it doesn’t work yet. [ more › ]
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Fixing JavaScript’s Broken Random Number Generator szczys writes: It is surprising to learn how broken the JavaScript Random Number Generator has been for the past six years. The problem is compounded by the fact that Node.js uses the same broken Math.random() module. Learning about why this is broken is interesting, but perhaps even more interesting is how the bad code got there in the first place. It seems that a forum thread from way back in 19
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This guy completed ‘Fallout 4’ with zero kills The Fallout series is known for accommodating multiple playing styles, most of which involve varying degrees of strategy. Given the vast array of gamers around the world, it’s inevitable that some like to approach titles from a completely different angle – thinking outside the box, if you will.
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Verizon will you give you up to $650 to switch carriers If you’ve been pondering switching to Verizon, now would be a good time to make the jump. The company is offering up to $650 to AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers to switch teams and join its network. That’s a impressive chunk of change and available for each line you convert. A family with four lines could receive up to $2,600. It’s not just money the carrier is throwing at new customers, it
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People really do still watch black and white televisions Forget 8-bit videogames, the vinyl revival, and the resurgence of cassette tapes. Hundreds of households in Scotland are watching black and white television. The data comes from the organization that handles the mandatory licenses required to operate a television set. The annual fee is £145.50 to watch or record on a color set and £49.00 for black and white. “It’s astounding that more than
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With 14.4M downloads, Game of Thrones is the most-pirated TV show of 2015 (credit: HBO) Game of Thrones was illegally downloaded more than 14 million times in 2015, according to TorrentFreak’s annual compilation of the most-pirated television shows. It’s the fourth year in a row that the HBO show has sat atop the most-pirated chart. TorrentFreak estimates that episodes of the show were downloaded 14.4 million times during the year, more than twice as many as the num
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Planned Parenthood Unmasked – National Catholic Register CBS NewsPlanned Parenthood UnmaskedNational Catholic RegisterWASHINGTON — Above the chatter and clatter of a Los Angeles eatery, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services explained how she produced an abundant harvest of fetal body parts from a routine abortion. “We’ve been very good at getting …Planned Parenthood exec, fetal body parts subject of controversial videoCNNletter – Se
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Asian-American band “The Slants” overturns USPTO rule on “disparaging” trademarks Portrait of Asian-American band The Slants (L-R: Tyler Chen, Ken Shima, Simon “Young” Tam, Joe X Jiang) in Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon, USA on 21st August 2015. (Photo by: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns) (credit: Courtesy The Slants) An Asian-American rock band called The Slants has taken a legal fight over its name all the way to an appeals court, resulting in a major decision ov
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If Your YouTube Quality Sucks On T-Mobile, Disable Binge On T-Mobile’s newest plan to subvert data caps, Binge On,

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