New Cray supercomputer will safeguard US nuclear stores

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have announced that Cray will build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, called El Capitan for $600m, which will be used to help manage the US’ nuclear stockpile.

El Capitan will be tasked with performing essential functions for the Stockpile Stewardship Program as it supports US national security missions by ensuring that the country’s nuclear weapons remain safe, secure and effective.

The new supercomputer will be developed as part of the second phase of the Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore (CORAL-2) procurement. Cray has already built two supercomputers for the US government including Aurora for the Argonne National Lab and Frontier for Oak Ridge.

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The Fight Over Section 230—and the Internet as We Know It

Few weeks have better encapsulated the whiplash-inducing discussions playing out around free speech online than the previous one. Last Monday the country was already knee-deep in questions about the internet’s role in spreading hate speech—and whether platforms were doing enough to combat it—after the web forum 8chan played host once again to a hateful manifesto connected to a mass shooting. By the end of the week, however, another narrative emerged—that tech companies were policing speech too much, as reports of the White House drafting an executive order titled “Protecting Americans from Online Censorship” made the rounds.

At the center of all these debates is a bit of legislation that came into being well before Facebook and Twitter, back when the internet was plodding along at dialup speeds: Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.

Section 230, as it’s commonly known, provides “interactive computer services”—that is, anything from [...]  read more

Jaguar woos Tesla owners with $3,000 I-Pace EV discount

To top it all off, you don’t have to trade in your Tesla to take advantage of the promotion. Instead, all Jaguar is asking for is proof of ownership and or registration. The offer is available until September 30th, 2019. Additionally, you can’t combine the zero percent financing option Jaguar has offered since the start of the year with the current Tesla credit.

It’s no surprise to see Jaguar offer a major discount on the I-Pace, though whether it makes sense for the company to target Tesla owners is a different question altogether. Despite excellent reviews, including one from Engadget’s own Roberto Baldwin, the company has struggled to sell its first EV. According to InsideEVs, this past July the automaker sold approximately 217 I-Pace vehicles in the US. In other words, it’s hard to sell [...]  read more

Superenalotto, centrato un 6 da record: vinti a Lodi oltre 209 milioni

Il 6 dei record al Superenalotto è stato centrato dopo oltre un anno. Vinti 209.160.441 euro a Lodi, al bar Marino di via Cavour 46. La sestina vincente è 7, 32, 41, 59, 75, 76. Numero jolly 21. Superstar 11. Il jackpot da 209 milioni è il più alto nella storia del Superenalotto e il più alto di tutte le lotterie mondiali. L’ultimo 6 risale ad oltre un anno fa, quando – il 23 giugno 2018 – vennero vinti 51,3 milioni di euro attraverso un sistema giocato da 45 giocatori. Il record del jackpot più alto di sempre era di 177,7 milioni di euro, quando la sestina vincente venne centrata il 30 ottobre 2010 con un sistema Bacheca suddiviso in 70 cedole. Tra un primato e l’altro sono passati 3.167 giorni, durante i quali il 6 è stato centrato 28 volte.

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Phishing is the top security threat for businesses

A security service developed by the telecommunications firm Telefónica, in collaboration with McAfee and Allot, has revealed that the majority of the threats (89%) it has blocked so far are related to phishing.

During the first two months in which it was deployed, the security service also discovered that a new threat is created every six seconds and that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are cybercriminals preferred target since they typically employ lower levels of cyber protection.

Telefónica designed its Conexión Segura Empresas (secure connection for businesses) to be scalable in order for smaller businesses to benefit from the same level of protection deployed at larger firms.

The service is installed in the core of the telecom’s network where it analyzes all data that comes in from its subscribers and filters out any malicious content.

Protecting SMEs

In addition to filtering out anything malicious, Telefónica’s service also prevents users from visiting websites that have [...]  read more

Apple ‘Service’ Alerts for DIY iPhone Battery Swaps Are a Blow Against Right to Repair

Last week, YouTuber Justin Ashford swapped the original battery in an iPhone XR with one he bought from an electronics market in Shenzhen. Ashford runs a channel called TheArtofRepair, which features videos about repairing electronics. This latest repair video wasn’t just an ordinary battery swap. It was a pointed message to Apple.

The external battery he put into the iPhone XR, Ashford says, was an “original” iPhone battery—meaning, it was the same battery pack you’d find if you cracked open your shiny new 2018 iPhone. But after the swap, when Ashford went into the battery section of the iPhone’s settings, he noticed an alert: “Service.”

Normally, if you tap on the iPhone’s “Battery Health” settings, you’d see a measurement of your battery’s maximum capacity, but that’s it. Ashford’s battery swap had changed the language.

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The video caught the eye of iFixit, a computer repair company based in San Luis Obispo, California. Besides repairing [...]  read more