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Pennsylvania Judges Scheme Sent Children to Jails in Exchange for Kickbacks Sentenced to Pay More than $200 Million to Hundreds of Children Who FALL VICTIMS of Their Crimes (npr.org)

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Instagram is tired of creators making their videos in Reels and then heading over to TikTok (theverge.com)

Instagram is tired of creators making their videos in Reels and then heading over to TikTok. Read article

Last Stand: Rush to victory in the biggest game of your life. (callofduty.com)

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II — A Deep Dive into Making Dark Water, Featuring Infinity Ward and Activision Shanghai What goes into making a Call of Duty® Campaign Mission? Read article

The Shore - Official Photo Mode Update Trailer (youtube.com)

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LWN.net is dead LWN.net is dead, in the sense that the website was shut down by its owners on November 15th. The decision to close the website was made after LWN's dutch editor, Koen de Valk, said that he could not continue to produce the website's content due to the cost of doing so. The website's archive is still online, however, and archived articles can be found there. (lwn.net)

On August 8, the US government sanctioned the Tornado Cash cryptocurrency mixer for money laundering. Read article

Why the lucky stiff links (whytheluckystiff.net)

Hey, welcome to my collection of why the lucky stiff links. Read article

Shouting in the Datacenter (2008) (youtube.com)

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Hawaiian Airlines Flight Diversions in the Mid-Pacific (beatofhawaii.com)

Tallying the mid-Pacific flight diversions in the past three weeks, it goes like this. Read article

PC Game Pass subscribers can now enjoy a generous group of retro titles from id Software and Bethesda (polygon.com)

PC Game Pass subscribers can now enjoy a generous group of retro titles from id Software and Bethesda. Read article

MILLET: A Language Server for Standard ML (azdavis.net)

To allow for large projects with many files, Millet has support for some common SML “group” file types: These file types tell Millet what files in the project to analyze, and in what order. Read article

Apple to Announce New iPhone on September 7 (9to5mac.com)

Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Apple should announce the new iPhone 14 on September 7. Read article

14 Highest Peaks in the World (nimsdai.com)

The peaks, all within the Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges, were not selected because of their infamous technical challenges, nor because of their close proximity, but rather for the one thing they have in common: they are the only summits higher than 8,000m, in the notorious ‘death zone’ where human life cannot exist. Read article

Actions suffer from intermittent job failures (githubstatus.com)

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Apple Releases iOS 15.6.1 and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 (9to5mac.com)

watchOS 8.7.1 is available only for Apple Watch Series 3 According to the release notes, watchOS 8.7.1 fixes a bug that could cause the Apple Watch Series 3 to reboot unexpectedly for some users. Read article

How to build a double-arm barn door tracker How to build a double-arm barn door tracker: A simple guide Jefferson Lab Home Page Science Education Home Page Construction Notes/Photos Page Sources: Sky & Telescope April 1989 (p436 - p441) [very good]Sky & Telescope February 1988 (p213 - p214) (jlab.org)

A single-arm barn door tracker, driven by a straight screw, accumulates tangent error as time passes. Read article

Semiotics: When was the last time we had a new result in semiotics? (github.io)

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EA Sports admits to scoring 'a pretty spectacular own goal' after pricing Fifa 23 Ultimate Edition on India's Epic Games store at 4.80 rupees (bbc.com)

Electronic Arts (EA) has admitted to scoring "a pretty spectacular own goal" after mistakenly pricing its Fifa 23 Ultimate Edition on India's Epic Games store at 4.80 rupees ($0.06; £0.05). Read article

Diablo 4 Announces New Content and Season Pass Plans (pcgamer.com)

Diablo 4 will be supported by an "army of developers" working on new seasonal content for years to come, Blizzard said in today's new quarterly update (opens in new tab), with updates and new content ranging from polish and quality-of-life features to major new features, quests, enemies, items, live events, and—of course—season passes. Read article

Dell Pro Webcam Adds 4K Resolution (theverge.com)

Dell is adding a new option to its selection of webcams and hybrid work peripherals. Read article

Diablo 4: Seasonal Model (polygon.com)

Diablo 4 will follow in Diablo 3’s footsteps with a seasonal model, albeit with a few modern bells and whistles attached. Read article

Them's Fightin' Herds - Release Date Trailer Switch (youtube.com)

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NVIDIA GTC: The Future of Mobility (nvidia.com)

AI and the metaverse are revolutionizing every aspect of the way we live, work and play — including how we move. Read article

Delete These 35 Malware Apps on Your Android (lifehacker.com)

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Windows XP-era laptops can be forced to crash if hard drives are spined (arstechnica.com)

It sounds like something out of an urban legend: Some Windows XP-era laptops using 5400 RPM spinning hard drives can allegedly be forced to crash when exposed to Janet Jackson's 1989 hit "Rhythm Nation." Read article

Using a Browser Extension to Enhance Security (palant.info)

Well, access to extension privileges of course. Read article

Rachel Carpenter and Joseph French build Intrinio, a fintech revolution has just begun (nvidia.com)

But they saw an opportunity to apply machine learning to vast amounts of financial filings to create an alternative data provider among the giants. Read article

Just-in-time (JIT) code generation (wingolog.org)

From the perspective of a main program, WebAssembly JIT code generation via late linking appears the same as aynchronous code generation. Read article

How to make life simpler (ign.com)

The Pokémon Company has confirmed that new information regarding its upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet video games will be revealed on Sunday, August 21. Read article

For many neurodiverse people, 'The Sims' has been a lifelong comfort (cnn.com)

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PayPal scammers use invoices to trick recipients into calling a number to dispute a pending charge (krebsonsecurity.com)

Scammers are using invoices sent through PayPal.com to trick recipients into calling a number to dispute a pending charge. Read article



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