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Apollo 11 command module readies for road trip

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The Apollo 11 command module Columbia, shown here on a temporary cradle, which is set for ...

This year, one of the most important artifacts of the Space Age, the Columbia command module of the Apollo 11 mission, will leave its home at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum for the first time in almost 50 years. The historic spacecraft will be the centerpiece of an exhibition traveling to top museums across the US that will tell the story of the Space Race and the conquest of the Moon.

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MotherHydra
2 hours ago
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I can't wait to see the Apollo 11 capsule again, this exhibit sounds amazing!
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Air-gapping is no protection from drone-wielding hackers

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Cyber security researchers have shown how the innocent LEDs on a hard drive can be hacked ...

With talented hackers able to break into just about any device that's connected to the internet, from a computer to a car, the easiest way to keep sensitive data safe might just be to cut the cord completely. Keeping an "air gap" between a hard drive and other devices should force any would-be thief to physically go to the machine, but cyber security researchers have shown that hackers could hijack the innocent flashing LED on the outside of a computer, and use it to beam a steady stream of data to a waiting drone.

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MotherHydra
2 hours ago
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I can't remember the last computer I owned that actually had an LED indicator for hard drive activity. This would have been incredible back in the early 90s.
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Netflix Buys Worldwide Rights to Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’, Starring Robert De Niro

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Dave McNary, reporting for Variety:

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Martin Scorsese’s gangster movie “The Irishman,” starring Robert De Niro. Netflix would not comment on the deal but sources close to the project confirmed a report by IndieWire.

“The Irishman” will be the ninth collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro. Steven Zaillian has written the script, based on the Charles Brandt’s 2004 book, “I Heard You Paint Houses,” which centered on the life of the mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran.

Scorsese and De Niro first partnered on 1973’s “Mean Streets,” followed by “Taxi Driver,” “New York, New York,” “Raging Bull,” “The King of Comedy,” “Goodfellas,” “Cape Fear” and 1995’s “Casino.”

The greatest director-actor partnership in the history of film. Coming soon to Netflix.

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MotherHydra
6 hours ago
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HOLY COW.
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Video Pros Moving From Mac to Windows for High-End GPUs

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Marco Solorio, writing for One River Media:

But as good as that juiced up Mac Pro Tower is today, I know at some point, the time will have to come to an end, simply because Apple hasn’t built a PCIe-based system in many years now. As my article described, the alternative Mac Pro trashcan is simply not a solution for our needs, imposing too many limitations combined with a very high price tag.

The Nvidia GTX 1080 might be the final nail in the coffin. I can guarantee at this point, we will have to move to a Windows-based workstation for our main edit suite and one that supports multiple PCIe slots specifically for the GTX 1080 (I’ll most likely get two 1080s that that new price-point). I’m no stranger to working on Windows systems (I’ve built my own Windows boxes since Windows 3/NT) and have Windows systems running now in our facility. But with that said, I do prefer Apple OS X when possible. But with no support of a modern PCIe-based workstation from Apple, our hands are tied to move to Windows. […]

With all that said, I see (and have already seen) a huge migration of longtime Apple users (such as me) going to Windows systems for their main workstation needs. The sheer power and lower cost is just too huge at this point. The Nvidia GTX 1080 just compounded that point exponentially stronger.

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MotherHydra
11 hours ago
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I'm seeing this trend across many industries. Perhaps Apple IS blinded to a degree by the iPhone which has, in turn, turned their focus away from strategic projects such as the Mac Pro. I'll go further and state that Apple left a massive wad of cash on the table by all but abandoning the iOS (specifically the iPad) as a gaming device. The company that cares the least about games has the most prevalent distribution platform (arguably best-in-class development environment with Xcode) on mobile. what a sad state of affairs.
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acdha
6 hours ago
The focus on iPhones really shows a high-level management failure. Even if that's where most of the creative work is happening, a multi-billion dollar computer company could afford a small team of a few engineers who take the same case and ship models every year with current-generation hardware. Shareholders should be asking why they can't spare a few million a year for that…
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How to Open the User’s Library Folder on macOS Sierra 10.12.2 or Later

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A minor change, that some people may need to know about.
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MotherHydra
13 hours ago
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I wonder why Apple changed this?
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Opener Coaster

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Opener Coaster

For when you’re about to enjoy a cold one but no bottle openers are in sight, there’s Opener Coaster. This rugged, machined aircraft-grade aluminum coaster is first and foremost nigh indestructible and shields your delicate wooden tables from drink sweat and probably also bullets. Flip it around and integrated into its cork bottom are four drink-opening tools to guarantee you’ll never go thirsty: a can tab pry bar, metal and plastic twist off wrenches, and a standard bottle opener. It comes in two versions — a sleeker, smaller Modern and a military-inspired MK-1 (shown) — in a handful or so of stone washed, anodized colors.

Find it at Kickstarter – $25+

Visit Gear Hungry for the full article: Opener Coaster.

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MotherHydra
13 hours ago
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Coasters have a poor record on Kickstarter.
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