Linux Mint 19.2 Released
“Linux Mint 19.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.”
I upgraded my VM and it went well.
Release Announcement | How to upgrade
Macrium Reflect Updated Pulled?
v7.2.4398 was momentarily released last week. Not there anymore. No statement from the company on this.
Release notes still there: http://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.2.4398/details7.2.4398.htm
Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
CafePress Hacked, 23M Accounts Compromised. Is Yours One Of Them?
“According to that HIBP notification, the breach itself took place on Feb 20 and compromised a total of 23,205,290 accounts. The exposed data included 23 million unique email addresses; some of the compromised records also included names, physical addresses and phone numbers…Why has it taken so long to find out about the CafePress breach? Good question. An equally good one might be “why have I heard about this breach from HIBP and not CafePress itself?” of course…There have been no notification emails from CafePress as far as I can ascertain.”
Amazon now lets you stop human review of your Alexa recordings
Apple and Google temporarily stop listening to Siri and OK Google queries
***Here’s How to Stop ‘Human Review’ of Your Alexa Interactions. (Apple and Google Too)***
81 of the Best Barrel aged Imperial Stouts, Blind-Tasted and Ranked
IMHO missing a bunch. Isn’t that the case with all such lists?
Good for Google, Bad for America
“At its core, artificial intelligence is a military technology. Why is the company sharing it with a rival?
“A.I.’s military power is the simple reason that the recent behavior of America’s leading software company, Google — starting an A.I. lab in China while ending an A.I. contract with the Pentagon — is shocking. As President Barack Obama’s defense secretary Ash Carter pointed out last month, “If you’re working in China, you don’t know whether you’re working on a project for the military or not.”
No intensive investigation is required to confirm this. All one need do is glance at the Communist Party of China’s own constitution: Xi Jinping added the principle of “civil-military fusion,” which mandates that all research done in China be shared with the People’s Liberation Army, in 2017.”
These scientists may have solved MLB’s ‘juiced’ baseball problem
“Within a matter of weeks, according to Smith and Nathan, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred could be ready to present the research findings and explain what has caused the baseballs to drive up the home run totals — not to mention fuel conspiracy theorists who have accused the league of juicing up the balls.”
This should make my home boy Justin Verlander happy.: Justin Verlander Says MLB Is Juicing Baseballs To Goose Up Offense
“It’s a f—-ing joke. Major League Baseball’s turning this game into a joke. They own Rawlings, and you’ve got Manfred up here saying it might be the way they center the pill. They own the f—-ing company. If any other $40 billion company bought out a $400 million company and the product changed dramatically, it’s not a guess as to what happened. We all know what happened. Manfred the first time he came in, what’d he say? He said we want more offense. All of a sudden he comes in, the balls are juiced? It’s not coincidence. We’re not idiots.”
Asked if he believed the balls were intentionally juiced by the league, Verlander said: “Yes. 100 percent. They’ve been using juiced balls in the Home Run Derby forever. They know how to do it. It’s not coincidence. I find it really hard to believe that Major League Baseball owns Rawlings and just coincidentally the balls become juiced.”
Backlash at barefoot Prince Harry and ‘hypocrite Greenerati’: Eco-warrior elite who turned up at secret climate change Google camp in 114 private jets, helicopters and mega yachts are mocked for leaving their own carbon footprint