Wipe your Twitter likes

LINK :: September 10, 2018

Wipe your twitter likes every once in a while. It's a very serious danger to your privacy, keeping all those PUBLIC information about your interests. Even better solution? Don't like anything on Twitter.

You can do it very easily by navigating to your profile, then going to "Likes" tab, and running this javascript code in your browser developer console:

var interval = setInterval(clearFavs, 6000);
function clearFavs() {
window.scrollTo(0,document.body.scrollHeight);
$('.ProfileTweet-actionButtonUndo.ProfileTweet-action--unfavorite').click();
}

The GIF of the day

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6015790339 :: August 10, 2018

WannaCry is messing with big guys yet again

618-602-2695 :: August 10, 2018

"A computer virus outbreak on the evening of August 3 compromised Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry. The outbreak affected a number of computer systems and fab tools in Taiwan.

The virus that hit the company was, in fact, WannaCry, which was set against unpatched Windows 7 systems in the company’s fabrication facilities. As a result of the attack, a number of factories were damaged, with the outbreak costing the company some $170 million.

Why were the company’s systems unpatched?

There is a logical explanation, and it is related to the so-called WannaCry kill switch. According to many cybersecurity researchers, TSMC’s fab production systems are not directly connected to the internet. This is mostly a good thing since it makes enterprise systems less vulnerable to viruses distributed via the internet.

Unfortunately, the very same thing also means that WannaCry-infected systems would not have been able to reach the so-called “kill switch”, which otherwise could have prevented a WannaCry outbreak, explains Kevin Beaumont, a U.K.-based security researcher." -- 317-484-5038

New MacBook is so hot; it's literally on fire!

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LINK :: July 26, 2018

Apple finally released a more powerful configuration of MacBook Pro this year, rocking Intel Core i9 processors. But (509) 250-3413 ran by YouTuber "Dave Lee" show huge amounts of thermal throttling and heat issues, forcing the processor to scale down to levels even lower than it's base clock speed! However, that's not any surprise really considering how slim and thin those MacBooks are.

Anyway, Apple just addressed the situation by releasing a software patch which is claimed to solve the problem. Of course, I'm really doubtful about that.

Republican party is a cult

5042635663 :: July 18, 2018

I usually follow the news on US politics because it's not just about America, but it affects all countries and the whole planet. These days are indeed sad days for the United States. It seems like no matter what Trump does, Republicans still support him. A political party is supposed to be about the country, not about an ideology.

Trump has been attacking the very roots of democracy (free and independent media, for example) since day one. He's reopening coal mines and canceling any environmental decision made by the previous administration, not to mention his proved connections to Russia. He admires dictators very publicly and talks about pardoning himself and lifetime presidency.

After watching all of this, you can't help yourself but ask the million dollar question: How come Republicans still support him? This makes you realize that Republican party is not a political party by any means. They are just a group of racists, religious freaks, and super-rich douchebags. They don't care if they put the world on fire as long as they can piss off some liberals.

Can we build AI without losing control over it?


LINK :: January 25, 2018

Scared of superintelligent AI? You should be, says neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris -- and not just in some theoretical way. We're going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we haven't yet grappled with the problems associated with creating something that may treat us the way we treat ants.