Massive New ‘Salesforce Tower’ Light Sculpture: AI, Ubuntu, Fog, and a MacBook

The new tallest building on the San Francisco skyline — and the tallest building in America west of the Mississippi — includes a nine-story electronic sculpture that’s been called the tallest piece of public art on Earth. It uses 11,000 LED bulbs reflected off the tower-topping aluminum panels — each pixel created by a set of red, green, blue and white lights controlled by 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. “On a clear…

June 30, 2018
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ComputerWorld Says Newest Windows 10 ‘Isn’t Ready for Prime Time’

“Despite Microsoft’s assurances, Windows 10 1803 isn’t ready for prime time,” writes ComputerWorld’s Woody Leonhard, adding “Microsoft’s patches in June took on some unexpected twists…” Win10 1803 was declared fully fit for business, a pronouncement that was followed weeks later by fixes for a few glaring, acknowledged bugs — and stony silence for other known problems. We’re continuing the two-big-cumulative-updates-a-month pace for all supported versions of Windows 10. The second…

June 30, 2018
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US Government Study Concludes: You’re Probably Washing Your Hands Wrong

97% of us don’t wash our hands properly, a new government study concludes. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: The study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed to wash their hands and rub with soap for 20 seconds. That’s the amount of time recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that washing for shorter periods means fewer germs are removed. “Numerous” study participants…

June 30, 2018
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3 Ways Extract Password Hashes from NTDS.dit

June 30, 2018

Hello friends!! Today we are going to discuss some forensic tool which is quite helpful in penetration testing to obtain NTLM password hashes from inside the host machine. As we know while penetration testing we get lots of stuff from inside the host machine and if you found some files like NTDS.dit and system hive then read this article to extract user information from those files. Impacket-secretsdump Impacket is a…

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Bitcoin Drops Below $6,000, An 8-Month Low

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Bitcoin’s value slid to its lowest level since November on Friday, as waning investor interest and recent negative headlines from global regulators weakened demand for the cryptocurrency and most of its rivals. Virtual currencies, including the best-known and biggest, bitcoin, have been stuck in a downward trend for most of 2018 after last year’s frenzied interest fizzled. Recent hacks and the “cyber intrusion” of cryptocurrency…

June 30, 2018
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The Quest To Find Nuclear Fuel On the Moon

Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East reports: India’s space program wants to go where no nation has gone before — to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the potential for mining a source of waste-free nuclear energy that could be worth trillions of dollars. The nation’s equivalent of NASA will launch a rover in October to explore virgin territory on the lunar surface and…

June 30, 2018
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Liability: How 1+1 equals 0

Q: We recently moved a load from Pennsylvania to Texas, a full truckload with pieces of machinery. It was also a cross-border move. The load got to the customs broker facility in Texas, and the customer decided not to inspect the cargo. The paperwork was processed, and the cargo was… Source: http://www.joc.com

June 30, 2018
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a ‘Gig Economy’ Site For Tech Skills?

“Where I can meet up with people who just need solutions implemented?” asks Slashdot reader datavirtue: Somewhere people can go when they have a solution designed in-house with documented requirements and are in need of a competent engineer(s) to assist with implementation. Where timelines and price estimates and rates are well defined and enforced. If they like me, and agree to the terms, we can proceed with the project —…

June 30, 2018
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Crude is awakening, and truckers have felt it

With fuel prices rising and freight demand soaring, shippers, from Brazil to China, are reminded of just how dependent they are on truck drivers and how much rockier it can get in terms of securing cross-border moves, much less getting an in-country haul. The reasons for delayed or stalled truck delivery vary, but they all point… Source: http://www.joc.com

June 30, 2018
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