Day: October 25, 2020

Can We Replace YAML With an Easier Markup Language?

On his personal blog, Red Hat’s Chris Short (also a CNCF Cloud Native Ambassador) told his readers that “We kinda went down a rabbit hole the other day when I suggested folks check out yq. (“The aim of the project is to be the jq or sed of yaml files.”) “First, there’s nothing wrong with…

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Chairman Lee Kun-hee built Samsung Electronics into a global giant in tech and electronics. …read more Source:: ZDNet

These are the best pre-Black Friday deals on AirPods right now: AirPods for $129 and AirPods Pro for $219 – CNET

But if you are willing to wait a week, the AirPods will be on sale for $99. And a lot more deals on are coming. …read more Source:: CNet

Java Geeks Discuss ‘The War for the Browser’ and the State of Java Modularization

Self-described “Java geek” nfrankel writes: At the beginning of 2019, I wrote about the state of Java modularization. I took a sample of widespread libraries, and for each of them, I checked whether: – It supports the module system i.e. it provides an automatic module name in the manifest – It’s a full-fledged module i.e….

Iconic Yugoslavian Galaksija Computer Reborn, With a Documentary Too

One of the humbling things about writing for Hackaday is the breadth of experience among our colleagues, despite one’s own skills or achievements there is probably for all of us a level of impostor syndrome when we look at their work. This week provided a reminder of this, while taking a closer look at the…

Super cool white paint basically creates ‘free air conditioning’ – CNET

The radiative cooling paint could help chill out houses, cars and even the planet. …read more Source:: CNet

‘How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a 27-Ton Generator’

After the U.S. unveiled charges against six members of the Sandworm unit in Russia’s military intelligence agency, Wired re-visited “a secret experiment in 2007 proved that hackers could devastate power grid equipment beyond repair — with a file no bigger than a gif.” It’s an excerpt from the new book SANDWORM: A New Era of…

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins votes from ISS: ‘If we can do it from space…’ – CNET

Votes cast from space are electronically delivered back to Earth to be officially recorded. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the Internet’

The New York Times’ looks at “a deal that controls the internet” — Apple’s agreement to feature Google as the preselected search engine for iPhones, saying America’s Justice Department views it “as a prime example of what prosecutors say are Google’s illegal tactics to protect its monopoly and choke off competition…” The scrutiny of the…

The Undoing: Nicole Kidman back on HBO in gripping new psychological thriller – CNET

The Big Little Lies team serves up a new adaptation of a murderous book with a limited miniseries full of star power. …read more Source:: CNet