I Complain a Lot (and Cry a Little): Mailroom 31 [NSFW]

In this episode of TFBTV Mailroom, James complains about IPAs, how busy he is, why people whoOwho complain about being busy are lame, gets drunk (again), curses, complains, and reads your awful mail. NSFW language. Want to send something in? TFBTV Mail Room:PO BOX 52288New Orleans, LA 70152 ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE …

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‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ warps into the animated comedy frontier with ‘Second Contact’

[embedded content] “Star Trek” has a new animated series — only the second ever for the franchise — that warped onto television  Aug. 6 to join the acclaimed collection of shows that currently includes “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard”.  “Star Trek: Lower Decks” is developed by Mike McMahan, creator of Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” …

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Arecibo Observatory weathers Tropical Storm Isaias to track potentially dangerous asteroid

A famed radio telescope overcame Tropical Storm Isaias to determine the threat level of a space rock zooming by Earth. In both cases, happily, everything worked out just fine. Astronomers with the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico weresupposed to observe the close-flying asteroid 2020 NK1 from July 30 to 31, when the object — which …

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Friday Night Lights: Vortex UH-1 Gen II – Now Night Vision Compatible!

When the Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 came out, it was a great alternative to other holographic sights like the EOTech HWS. It is robust, has fewer parts and does not require a hood to protect it. However, there was one drawback to the UH-1 and that was the lack of a night vision compatible setting. …

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Jupiter’s huge moon Ganymede may have the largest impact scar in the solar system

Scientists have discovered what they believe may be the largest impact crater in the entire solar system, with scars covering a vast portion of Jupiter’s biggest moon, Ganymede. The scientists behind the new research wanted to revisit observations from a host of past NASA missions that studied the massive moon, which is larger than Mercury, …

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Shrinking deep learning’s carbon footprint

In June, OpenAI unveiled the largest language model in the world, a text-generating tool called GPT-3 that can write creative fiction, translate legalese into plain English, and answer obscure trivia questions. It’s the latest feat of intelligence achieved by deep learning, a machine learning method patterned after the way neurons in the brain process and store information. But it …

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LivingPackets hopes to nurture a circular economy with its smart parcels

More than ever before, people are getting life’s essentials delivered — good news for Amazon, but bad news for the environment, which must bear the consequences of the resulting waste. LivingPackets is a Berlin-based startup that aims to replace the familiar cardboard box with an alternative that’s smarter, more secure and possibly the building block …

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Evasive Credit Card Skimmers Using Homograph Domains and Infected Favicon

Cybersecurity researchers today highlighted an evasive phishing technique that attackers are exploiting in the wild to target visitors of several sites with a quirk in domain names, and leverage modified favicons to inject e-skimmers and steal payment card information covertly. “The idea is simple and consists of using characters that look the same in order …

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Capital One Fined $80 Million for 2019 Data Breach Affecting 106 Million Users

A United States regulator has fined the credit card provider Capital One Financial Corp with $80 million over last year’s data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 100 million credit card applicants of Americans. The fine was imposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within …

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