Month: January 2021

Why AWS Is Forking Elasticsearch and Kibana

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes at ZDNet: When Elastic, makers of the open-source search and analytic engine Elasticsearch, went after Amazon Web Services (AWS) by changing its license from the open-source Apache 2.0-license ALv2) to the non-open-source friendly Server Side Public License, I predicted “we’d soon see AWS-sponsored Elasticsearch and Kibana forks.” The next day, AWS…


UFC 257 Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier: Start time, how to watch or stream online and full fight card – CNET

Conor McGregor returns today at UFC 257. …read more Source:: CNet


SpaceX Re-Schedules Record-Breaking Launch With 143 Satellites to Sunday

Ars Technica reported Saturday that “The Falcon 9 rocket was ready. Its payload of 143 satellites were ready. But Mother Nature was not ready.” Although SpaceX pressed ahead with fueling of the Falcon 9 booster on Saturday morning, the company scrubbed the launch attempt of the Transporter-1 mission a few minutes before the window opened…


Obstacle Climbing Rover Built With The Power Of Lego

When we want to prototype a rover, we’ve developed a tendency to immediately reach for the 3D printer and Arduino or Raspberry Pi. It’s easy to forget the prototyping tool many of us grew up using: LEGO. The [Brick Experiment Channel] has not forgotten, and in the video after the break demonstrates how he used…


Chrome 88 Released, Removing Adobe Flash — and FTP

Google released Chrome 88 this week — and besides improving its dark mode support, they removed support for both Adobe Flash and FTP. PC World calls it “the end of two eras.” The most noteworthy change in this update is what’s not included. Chrome 88 lays Adobe Flash and the FTP protocol to rest. RIP…


Xbox Live Gold price hike won’t happen after all, says Microsoft – CNET

“We messed up … and you were right to let us know,” the company tells gaming customers. …read more Source:: CNet


How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone’s Encryption

Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike shares a recent Wired.com article that purports to reveal “how law enforcement gets around your smartphone’s encryption.” Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies around the world, including in the United States, have increasingly called for backdoors in the encryption schemes that protect your data, arguing that national security is at stake. But…


WandaVision episode 3 Easter eggs and Marvel references on Disney Plus – CNET

More secrets emerge in episode 3, streaming now. Warning: Spoilers ahead! …read more Source:: CNet


Report Finds Extremists Did Use Facebook to Plan Capitol Attack

NBC News reports: A number of pro-Trump extremists used Facebook to plan their attack on the U.S. Capitol, a watchdog organization has found, contradicting claims by Facebook’s leadership that such planning was largely done on other sites. Private Facebook groups spent months advising one another about how to “take down” the U.S. government, particularly after…


A Deep Dive into the Chemistry of Retrobright

Considerable effort is often required to rejuvenate the yellowed and grungy plastic cases of retrocomputing gear. One generally does well to know their enemy in order to fight it, though, which is where this guide to the chemistry of plastic yellowing and whitening (PDF) comes in handy. “The Retrobright Mystery” was written and sent in…