Day: January 30, 2021

Could This Powerful New Fusion Rocket Thruster Propel Us Beyond Mars?

Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shared this article from Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi “has invented a new fusion rocket thruster concept which could power humans to Mars and beyond,” writes Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shared their report: The physicist who works for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory designed the rocket which…

Reddit makes AMC, GameStop stock go wild: An ‘insane’ ‘Ponzi scheme’ ‘train wreck’ – CNET

Social media-fueled investors are hitting multimillion-dollar paydays as they battle Wall Street over GameStop’s stock. Experts say it can’t last. …read more Source:: CNet

A Heat Reclaimer For Your Woodstove; The One Thing It’s Not Is Cool

It’s the middle of winter for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, which naturally turns minds towards heating, or sometimes the lack of it. It’s particularly difficult for those who rely on a wood stove to escape the feeling that perhaps most of that hard-won heat may be whistling up the chimney…

Reddit wants to send AMC, GameStop stock to the moon. Here’s what’s next – CNET

Wall Street’s bets against GameStop went horribly wrong when users from a Reddit forum decided to bet on its success instead. Now billions of dollars are at stake. …read more Source:: CNet

Phone Numbers For 533 Million Facebook Users Were Being Sold On Telegram

Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: This week a security researcher discovered a bot on Telegram that sold the phone numbers of Facebook users for $20 apiece. “The security researcher who found this vulnerability, Alon Gal, says that the person who runs the bot claims to have the information of 533 million users, which came from a…

WandaVision episode 4 recap: Familiar MCU faces come to Westview – CNET

The episode also gives us the answers we want, plus plenty of questions and one truly horrifying image. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook’s oversight board asks for public comment on Trump case – CNET

You have until Feb. 8 to weigh in. …read more Source:: CNet

5 game day essentials: Make the best air fryer chicken wings and more – CNET

Football is more fun when you add chicken wings. …read more Source:: CNet

Study Finds The Least-Affordable City for Tech Workers: Silicon Valley’s San Jose

The Bay Area Newsgroup reports: Despite high salaries and world-class amenities, San Jose is the least affordable place for tech workers to buy a home. [Alternate URL here] A new analysis by the American Enterprise Institute found the typical tech worker and his or her partner — with two incomes totaling $200,000 — can afford…

Are the US Military’s GPS Tests Threatening Airline Safety?

Long-time Slashdot reader cusco quotes a new report from IEEE Spectrum: In August 2018, a passenger aircraft in Idaho, flying in smoky conditions, reportedly suffered GPS interference from military tests and was saved from crashing into a mountain only by the last-minute intervention of an air traffic controller. “Loss of life can happen because air…