Category Archives: Technology

Breach at Dickey’s BBQ Smokes 3M Cards

One of the digital underground’s most popular stores for peddling stolen credit card information began selling a batch of more than three million new card records this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the payment card data was stolen in a two-year-long … Continue reading

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Analog vs. Digital

The popular recording of “Love is a Battlefield,” by Pat Benetar, is almost mono. There’s very little stereo separation or spatialization. When CD’s came out, there was a marketing effort to make digital recording a differentiator to boost sales. I … Continue reading

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A San Francisco ‘Co-Living’ Startup Suddenly Shut Down, Leaving Tenants In Limbo

San Francisco-based “co-living platform” HubHaus has collapsed, saying it has no funds, leaving people using its platform to rent rooms in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Washington DC, in limbo. Source: A San Francisco ‘Co-Living’ Startup Suddenly Shut Down, … Continue reading

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Apple Removing SD Card Slots

A couple of friends installed flush-sized SD memory cards in their MacBook Air’s, which are used as hard drives by the OS, because they were running out of room on the internal drive. It occurs to me, well after the … Continue reading

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Some Video Gaming Company Got Hacked

Yesterday evening, I got over a dozen notifications that my Apple Credit Card got hit with fraudulent charges, and their automated detection missed a few. Except for a couple of pizza places, several hundred miles from where I live, the … Continue reading

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Alas Imgur

I killed my Twitter account for the umpteenth time a couple days ago, so I tried looking at Imgur for amusement purposes. I didn’t get far. It seemed like a solid chunk of the top posts were screenshots of tweets … Continue reading

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Security flaw left ‘smart’ chastity sex toy users at risk of permanent lock-in | TechCrunch

“The app stopped working completely after three days and I am stuck!” said one user. Another said they “got already stuck twice when wearing it due to the unreliable app.” “It worked for about a month until I almost got … Continue reading

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Alas Twitter

I’ve tried to work with Twitter. I’ve tried pruning my follow list. I’ve tried blocking terrible people and muting terrible subjects. I’ve tried turning off retweets for people who, otherwise, had interesting things to say. But all of this is … Continue reading

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Dunbar’s Number – Wikipedia

Dunbar’s Number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person. This number … Continue reading

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Hitting a Little too Close to Home

I ran across an article about the all-time most-favorited HN posts, and I clicked through a couple. If there were ever a contest to capture the essence of the modern internet in one screenshot, this would have to be in … Continue reading

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