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arstechnica.com “Unprecedented” Google Cloud event wipes out customer account and its backups

UniSuper, a $135 billion pension account, details its cloud compute nightmare.

“Unprecedented” Google Cloud event wipes out customer account and its backups
  • Google Cloud accidentally deleted UniSuper's account and backups, causing a major data loss and downtime for the company.
  • UniSuper was able to recover data from backups with a different provider after the incident.
  • The incident highlighted the importance of having safeguards in place for cloud service providers to prevent such catastrophic events from occurring.
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blog.mozilla.org Why I’m Joining Mozilla as Executive Director  | The Mozilla Blog

Delight — absolute delight — is what I felt when my parents brought home a Compaq Deskpro 386 for us to play with. It was love at first sight,

Why I’m Joining Mozilla as Executive Director  | The Mozilla Blog
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touchdownwire.usatoday.com Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker bashes Pride Month, tells women to stay in the kitchen

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker recently made a commencement address bashing Pride Month, and telling women to stay in the kitchen.

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker bashes Pride Month, tells women to stay in the kitchen
  • Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker criticized Pride Month and suggested women should stay in the kitchen during a commencement address.
  • Butker has had a successful career in the NFL, but his views on gender roles and Pride Month have sparked controversy.
  • He also criticized the "church of nice" and expressed his beliefs in speaking truth despite going against diversity and inclusion.
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www.techspot.com Proton Mail provided user data that led to an arrest in Spain

Proton Mail recently came under scrutiny for providing Spanish authorities with enough data to identify and arrest a member of the Catalan independence organization Democratic Tsunami. The...

Proton Mail provided user data that led to an arrest in Spain
  • Proton Mail assisted Spanish authorities in identifying and arresting a member of the Catalan independence organization Democratic Tsunami.
  • The company's end-to-end encrypted email platform aims to protect user data, but recent events suggest potential vulnerabilities.
  • Proton Mail was also required to provide user data to Swiss authorities for a separate case involving a French climate activist, emphasizing the importance of proper Operational Security measures.

Also obligatory video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH626CXyNtE

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Always follow 3-2-1 backup rule
  • Make sure to put the word spoiler on the first line after the colons for it to get rendered correctly.

    Like this

    ::: spoiler screenshots incase it gets deleted
    Your images here
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    Looks like this

    screenshots incase it gets deleted

    Your images here

  • thehill.com First human brain implant malfunctioned, Neuralink says

    The first Neuralink implant in a human malfunctioned after several threads recording neural activity retracted from the brain, the Elon Musk-owned startup revealed Wednesday.  The threads retr…

    First human brain implant malfunctioned, Neuralink says

    > The first Neuralink implant in a human malfunctioned after several threads recording neural activity retracted from the brain, the Elon Musk-owned startup revealed Wednesday. > > The threads retracted in the weeks following the surgery in late January that placed the Neuralink hardware in 29-year-old Noland Arbaugh’s brain, the company said in a blog post. > > This reduced the number of effective electrodes and the ability of Arbaugh, a quadriplegic, to control a computer cursor with his brain. > > “In response to this change, we modified the recording algorithm to be more sensitive to neural population signals, improved the techniques to translate these signals into cursor movements, and enhanced the user interface,” Neuralink said in the blog post. > > The company said the adjustments resulted in a “rapid and sustained improvement” in bits-per-second, a measure of speed and accuracy of cursor control, surpassing Arbaugh’s initial performance. > > While the problem doesn’t appear to pose a risk to Arbaugh’s safety, Neuralink reportedly floated the idea of removing his implant, according to The Wall Street Journal. > > The company has also told the Food and Drug Administration that it believes it has a solution for the issue that occurred with Arbaugh’s implant, the Journal reported. > > The implant was placed just more than 100 days ago. In the blog post, the company touted Arbaugh’s ability to play online computer games, browse the internet, livestream and use other applications “all by controlling a cursor with his mind.”

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    • Boeing's Starliner spacecraft was favored to win a contract worth billions to develop a crew capsule over SpaceX.
    • Boeing received $4.2 billion to develop a "commercial crew" transportation system, but ultimately lost the commercial crew space race.
    • Boeing struggled to adjust to a fixed-price environment and faced financial pressure and technical challenges in developing Starliner.
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    What are some interesting/annoying continuity errors in the Office?
  • Definitely the same room. I think the administrative task of breaking down a room for different purposes is just not worth showing.

  • Movies and TV Shows @lemm.ee AnActOfCreation @programming.dev
    www.yahoo.com Star Wars should learn from Andor and stop making Disney Plus shows that are so obsessed with the Jedi

    Forget the Force and lightsabers – give me more Andor, Imperial security intrigue, and political/spy machinations.

    Star Wars should learn from Andor and stop making Disney Plus shows that are so obsessed with the Jedi
    • Star Wars Disney Plus shows should move away from Jedi-centric stories and explore other aspects of the Star Wars universe
    • Andor is a successful example of a Star Wars show without Jedi, focusing on the Empire's control and morally gray characters
    • Suggestions for new Star Wars show ideas include Pod Racing, Jawa Storage Wars, and One Man and His Droid, among others
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    No, you don't need a 'very bespoke AOSP' to turn your phone into a Rabbit R1 — here's proof
  • Like how unique means "one-of-a-kind", so something is either unique or not. 😉

  • www.androidauthority.com No, you don't need a 'very bespoke AOSP' to turn your phone into a Rabbit R1 — here's proof

    Rabbit recently said their AI service can only be accessed on the R1 with its “very bespoke AOSP” firmware, but that isn’t true.

    No, you don't need a 'very bespoke AOSP' to turn your phone into a Rabbit R1 — here's proof
    • Rabbit R1, AI gadget, runs on Android app, not requiring "very bespoke AOSP" firmware as claimed by Rabbit.
    • Rabbit R1 launcher app can run on existing Android phones, not needing system-level permissions for core functionality.
    • Rabbit R1 firmware analysis shows minimal modifications to standard AOSP, contradicting claims of custom hardware necessity by Rabbit.
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    YouTube's war against third party apps is just as ridiculous as its war on adblockers
  • YouTube already has ToS on their API and has paid tiers. But a lot (most?) of the third-party apps and tools bypass the API and directly scrape the site.

  • arstechnica.com Rabbit R1 AI box revealed to just be an Android app

    It sounds like the company is now blocking access from "bootleg" APKs.

    Rabbit R1 AI box revealed to just be an Android app
    • Rabbit R1 AI box is actually an Android app in a limited $200 box, running on AOSP without Google Play.
    • Rabbit Inc. is unhappy about details of its tech stack being public, threatening action against unauthorized emulators.
    • AOSP is a logical choice for mobile hardware as it provides essential functionalities without the need for Google Play.
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    www.techradar.com Independent auditors confirm top VPN doesn't log your data

    Private Internet Access aces its second no-log audit since 2022

    Independent auditors confirm top VPN doesn't log your data
    • Deloitte confirms PIA's no-log claims, with servers running on RAM-only system for maximum privacy.
    • Independent audit verifies PIA's infrastructure is not vulnerable to third-party exploitation, ensuring online activity remains private.
    • PIA offers full transparency with open-source apps and regular third-party audits, proving its commitment to data protection.
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    The end of movie-web
  • Just a reminder that there are tons more options like this (and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to movie piracy).

    https://fmhy.net/videopiracyguide

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  • I've been really impressed by Dart as a programming language. I'll admit I don't have a breadth of knowledge, but coming from C# I feel right at home, and it has a few extra neat tricks that C# is picking up in return (like empty list syntax and the spread operator).

  • www.theverge.com The little smart home platform that could

    With a new ownership structure, Home Assistant is making its next big move

    The little smart home platform that could
    • Home Assistant is now part of the Open Home Foundation, a non-profit aiming to fight against surveillance capitalism and offer privacy, choice, and sustainability.
    • The foundation will own and govern all Home Assistant entities, including the cloud, and has plans for new hardware and AI integration.
    • Home Assistant aims to become a mainstream smart home option with a focus on privacy and user control, while also expanding partnerships and certifications.
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    NFL Draft
  • You mean Belichick? Where's he talking these days?

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    It looks like someone shot my cat on Thursday while I was at work.
  • Just FYI, you can always add more photos in the body of the post.

    As a fellow cat owner, I hope he heals up soon!

  • YouTube moves to AV1 by default to the dismay of some Android users
  • This is not a very helpful article summary.

    Sorry it wasn't meant to be. I just thought it was funny that they're taking advantage of VideoLAN's library (which is presumably open source) rather than their own.

  • YouTube moves to AV1 by default to the dismay of some Android users

    > Arif Dikici, who is a part of the Android Video and Image Codecs team at Google, recently announced on LinkedIn that Android will now use an AV1 decoder known as “libdav1d,” which was created by the team behind VLC.

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    Microblog Memes @lemmy.world AnActOfCreation @programming.dev
    The new show
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    Are there any addons as essential as uBlockOrigin?
  • Hey, sorry for taking so long to get back to you! It looks like the forked version is having issues with hosting on GitLab. :( As a temporary measure, they're publishing just the releases on GitHub. Here is some more info.

  • Linus Torvalds Injects Tabs To Thwart Kconfig Parsers Not Correctly Handling Them
  • Notice Linus doesn't use tabs; he just thinks the parser shouldn't die when it sees them.

    • Linus Torvalds added hidden tabs to Kconfig to challenge parsers that can't handle them.
    • Tabs were intentionally added to the common Kconfig file for page sizes to expose faulty parsers.
    • Torvalds believes parsers unable to handle tabs shouldn't be parsing kernel Kconfig files, aiming to force fixes.
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    Alternative To Emby Shared Server for Movies/TV?
  • I think most comments are missing the fact that you were using someone else's Emby server and might not want to set up your own.

    If that's the case, you could look into a movie-web instance like https://sudo-flix.lol/. Check out the list of instances.

    If you really want to be overwhelmed with options, take a look at the FMHY page.

  • Bypass Paywall Clean got DMcaD
  • That is the pre-forked version, which doesn't have nearly as much support as Magnolia's version.

    The pre-forked version's code is still on GitHub, but the last commit was 6 months ago.

    https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-chrome

    Here's a bit of history of the forks (unfortunately the conversation was on GitLab, so this is an archive).

    https://archive.is/E51cY

  • What's The Best Adblocker For Android Phones?
  • +1 for LibreDNS! I don't see it mentioned enough.

  • Are there any addons as essential as uBlockOrigin?
  • You can try PopUpOFF. It's not perfect and can be over-aggressive at hiding legitimate popups but it's worth a try.

  • proton.me Big Tech passkey implementations are a trap | Proton

    Big Tech companies want to chain your passkey to their products. Enter Proton Pass, which allows you to manage and use passkeys across all devices seamlessly.

    Big Tech passkey implementations are a trap | Proton
    • Big Tech has implemented passkeys in a way that locks users into their platforms rather than providing universal security
    • Passkeys were developed to replace passwords for better account security, but their rollout by Apple and Google has limited their potential
    • Proton Pass offers passkeys that are universal, easy to use, and available to everyone for improved online security and privacy.
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