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Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip



Watch this US Navy ship destroy a flying drone with a laser weapon





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3 minutes ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

Don't think the lack of comments means nobody's interested in this thread, Enigmatic. I'm drinking the info in. (I never seem to have any likes available to give). ?


All good bud. Tech news is often quiet on the weekends, but I will focus on this topic more on Monday.

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Google Drive takes down user’s personal copy of Judy Mikovits’ Plandemic after it was flagged by The Washington Post



Facebook bans users from linking to YouTube alternative Brighteon after it hosted Judy Mikovits Plandemic doc



YouTube starts reinstating some coronavirus videos as it faces growing criticism for censoring content



VPN use surges in Hong Kong as threat of new “security” law looms


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These pyramid-shaped Yacht communities are a millionaire’s social-distancing paradise


The Wayaland floating community exists as a concept, but Lazzarini Design is trying to crowdfund €350,000 ($382,000) to build the smallest, basic unit to prove the entire project’s overall feasibility. In return as perks, the studio is offering backers Wayaland passports and short stays at the community’s floating hotels once the project gets successfully executed by 2022.





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Another sick news.



The Second Payment Services Directive (PDS2) regulation will be enforced in the UK, regardless of the outcome of Brexit.


Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) enforcement will not be enforced in the UK until March 2021.


Two out of three - password, one-tiime code via SMS or voice/fingerprint.



From paypal. It's all depressing.

Some will say it's for your own good and safety.

wtf moment is...even if the UK exit EU, we still need to comply. :classic_rolleyes:


Now, I don't know if DI subscription payments will be affected. Something for @GarethIcke to keep an eye on.

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So DI is banned from Paypal as well now?


Never liked Paypal. Many businesses have been given hard time because Paypal locks 5 figure sum and people are left with no capital to work on even though the sum is their legit takings.

A few more options are opening up.

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China’s health scores for citizens won’t go away when coronavirus does


A government app that used digital bar codes to control citizen movements at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak in China is likely to become a fixture in people’s daily lives.


Hangzhou, a southern Chinese city home to tech giants like Alibaba, said on Saturday (May 23, link in Chinese) that it plans to “normalize” the use of the app, which was rolled out in February,  and turn it into a “‘firewall’ to enhance people’s health and immunity” after the pandemic recedes.


Developed with the help of Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial and social media giant Tencent, and soon made mandatory, the feature was added to Alipay, Ant’s digital payment wallet, as well as Tencent’s messaging app WeChat. It assigned people one of three codes—red, yellow, and green—based on travel history and other information, such as their own test status and contact with any confirmed cases of Covid-19, that users submit.


Local authorities would then cross examine (link in Chinese) the information with financial and transport data collected by various departments, such as users’ past bank card transactions and public transport they had used.  A person assigned a green code could leave their home to ride on subways, access public buildings, and go to work when it resumed in February, while those with yellow or red codes had to self-quarantine for various periods of time.



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This Lickable Screen Can Recreate Almost Any Taste or Flavor Without Eating Food


No matter how they may make you feel, licking your gadgets and electronics is never recommended. Unless you’re a researcher from Meiji University in Japan who’s invented what’s being described as a taste display that can artificially recreate any flavor by triggering the five different tastes on a user’s tongue.


Years ago it was thought that the tongue had different regions for tasting sweet, sour, salty, and bitter flavors, where higher concentrations of taste buds tuned to specific flavors were found. We now know that the distribution is more evenly spread out across the tongue, and that a fifth flavor, umami, plays a big part in our enjoyment of food. Our better understanding of how the tongue works is crucial to a new prototype device that its creator, Homei Miyashita, calls the Norimaki Synthesizer.


It was inspired by how easily our eyes can be tricked into seeing something that technically doesn’t exist. The screen you’re looking at uses microscopic pixels made up of red, green, and blue elements that combine in varying intensities to create full-color images. Miyashita wondered if a similar approach could be used to trick the tongue, which is why their Norimaki Synthesizer is also referred to as a taste display.


FULL ARTICLE: https://gizmodo.com/this-lickable-screen-can-recreate-almost-any-taste-or-f-1843609903?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&fbclid=IwAR12HpL3OBcbO-Td18Ul3xI6fdera1cDgDiWMOL1i06oHxANHBMUROLQmr8



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