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How Mark Zuckerberg failed his 2019 personal challenge

How Mark Zuckerberg failed his 2019 personal challenge

As 2019 dawned and Mark Zuckerberg announced this year’s personal challenge, I suggested it might be time to retire the concept altogether. Zuckerberg’s “challenge,” as he described in a Facebook post, would be to “host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society.” “Every few weeks I’ll talk with leaders, experts,…
The New Ford Bronco R Failed To Finish The Baja 1000 – Jalopnik

The New Ford Bronco R Failed To Finish The Baja 1000 – Jalopnik

Over the weekend, the new Ford Bronco (as the Ford Bronco R prototype race truck) took its first stab at the pinnacle of North American desert racing, the Baja 1000. It was a triumphant launch ahead of the return of the production Bronco, but the race didn’t end as triumphantly as it started. The Bronco…
Why PlayStation Vue Failed According to People Who Work for Sony – Cord Cutters News, LLC

Why PlayStation Vue Failed According to People Who Work for Sony – Cord Cutters...

We may earn a commission from purchases through links on our site. You can learn more here. We are now just over two months away from PlayStation Vue shutting down at the end of January 2020. This has left many to wonder what went wrong. How did a service with a dedicated and loyal fan…
Intel Failed to Fix a Hackable Chip Flaw Despite a Year of Warnings

Intel Failed to Fix a Hackable Chip Flaw Despite a Year of Warnings

Over the past two years, attacks like Spectre, Meltdown, and variants on those techniques—all capable of tricking a broad range of processors into coughing up sensitive data—have shown how hard it can be to secure a chip. But it's one thing for a company like Intel to scramble to fix a vulnerability, and a very…
Apple tried and failed to break RED’s stranglehold on RAW video – Engadget

Apple tried and failed to break RED’s stranglehold on RAW video – Engadget

RED President Jarred Land said that "we are pleased to see our RedCode patents withstand another challenge," adding that RED is still working with Apple to get RedCode on its Metal framework. "It has always been Apple + RED, and this was all part of the process defining how we work together in the future,"…
Apple tried and failed to break RED’s stranglehold on RAW video

Apple tried and failed to break RED’s stranglehold on RAW video

RED President Jarred Land said that "we are pleased to see our RedCode patents withstand another challenge," adding that RED is still working with Apple to get RedCode on its Metal framework. "It has always been Apple + RED, and this was all part of the process defining how we work together in the future,"…
After 10 failed logins, Giuliani had Apple Store wipe his iPhone: Report

After 10 failed logins, Giuliani had Apple Store wipe his iPhone: Report

The cybers — The 2017 incident occurred shortly after Trump named Rudy cybersecurity advisor. Timothy B. Lee - Oct 31, 2019 7:20 pm UTC On January 12, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump named Rudy Giuliani to be his cybersecurity advisor. A month later, on February 7, Giuliani walked into a San Francisco Apple Store with a problem:…
Failed Alzheimer’s drug may be effective after all, drug maker says

Failed Alzheimer’s drug may be effective after all, drug maker says

Trash to treasure — An analysis in March suggested that testing the drug was futile. Beth Mole - Oct 23, 2019 10:30 am UTC Enlarge / The exterior of the headquarters of biotechnology company Biogen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's disease is headed to the Food and Drug Administration for approval—despite the…

Teardown of a Failed Linux LTS Spectre Fix

Today's blog will serve as a deep dive into a recent Spectre fix, one of dozens being manually applied to the upstream Linux kernel. We'll cover the full path this fix took, from its warning-inducing initial state to its correction upstream and then later brokenness when backported to all of the upstream Long Term Support…

Why Lisp Failed

This article investigates why the lisp computer language is no longer widely used. Long ago, this language was at the forefront of computer science research, and in particular artificial intelligence research. Now, it is used rarely, if at all. The reason for this failure is not age. Other languages of similar heritage are still widely…

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ICANN says it’s ‘uncomfortable’ with the .org deal

Remember when the organization in charge of .org domain names traditionally used by non-profits decided to sell itself to a for-profit company? It surprised everyone because up to that point, there was little indication that the Internet Society (ISOC) was shopping the Public Interest Registry (PIR) for sale. Among those surprised, it appears, was ICANN,…

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