The FSF Says ThinkPenguin’s Wireless-N Mini Router ‘Respects Your Freedom’

The FSF Says ThinkPenguin’s Wireless-N Mini Router ‘Respects Your Freedom’ Published on May 02, 2021 at 07:34PM Friday the Free Software Foundation awarded their coveted “Respects Your Freedom” (RYF) certification to another new product: the Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router v3 (TPE-R1300) from ThinkPenguin, Inc. Just 45 products currently hold…

Linus Torvalds Reflects In New Interview on Linux’s Earliest Days

Linus Torvalds Reflects In New Interview on Linux’s Earliest Days Published on May 02, 2021 at 06:34PM Linus Torvalds gave a long new email interview to Jeremy Andrews, founding partner/CEO of Tag1 (a global technology consulting firm and the second all-time leading contributor to Drupal). Torvalds discusses everything from the…

How Should We Honor the Legacy of Dan Kaminsky?

How Should We Honor the Legacy of Dan Kaminsky? Published on May 02, 2021 at 05:34PM Last week came the news that Dan Kaminsky, security researcher (and popular speaker at security conferences), had passed away at the age of 42. In a half hour the DEF CON security convention will…

Samsung Lost More than $268 Million During Power Shutdown in Texas

Samsung Lost More than $268 Million During Power Shutdown in Texas Published on May 02, 2021 at 01:34PM The Austin-American Statesman reports that Samsung “lost at least $268 million due to damaged products after its semiconductor fabrication plant in Austin was shutdown during the February’s Texas freeze, according to the…

California’s Power Grid Hits 95% Renewable Energy. Sort of.

California’s Power Grid Hits 95% Renewable Energy. Sort of. Published on May 02, 2021 at 09:34AM Something remarkable happened last weekend, according to a climate change newsletter by the Los Angeles Times. California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, hit nearly 95% renewable energy. Sort of… There are several caveats. For one…

Musk’s Claims Challenged About Absence of Autopilot in Texas Tesla Crash

Musk’s Claims Challenged About Absence of Autopilot in Texas Tesla Crash Published on May 02, 2021 at 05:34AM “Despite early claims by #Tesla #ElonMusk, Autopilot WAS engaged in tragic crash in The Woodlands,” tweeted U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady on Wednesday. (Adding “We need answers.”) But maybe it depends on how…

‘Burning Man’ Festival Cancelled Again, Goes Virtual For a Second Year

‘Burning Man’ Festival Cancelled Again, Goes Virtual For a Second Year Published on May 02, 2021 at 03:34AM “There are simply too many points of uncertainty for us to move forward with confidence right now,” explains a FAQ addressing this year’s cancellation for the annual Burning Man festival. “The physical,…

How Big Data Are Unlocking the Mysteries of Autism

How Big Data Are Unlocking the Mysteries of Autism Published on May 01, 2021 at 11:34PM Scientific American has published an opinion piece by the principle investigator for a project called SPARK, launched five years ago “to harness the power of big data by engaging hundreds of thousands of individuals…