Some defenders of Microsoft's actions have claimed that the consequences of the domain confiscations were limited to administrators who should know better than to rely on dynamic DNS hosting to make their networks work. In fact, large numbers of end users rely on such services from No-IP as well as other providers. Home routers, video surveillance, and security systems, for example, often benefit from having an Internet-connected address that updates each time an IP address changes, making them perfect for No-IP. Players of the online game Minecraft often use dynamic DNS to host servers that allow people to play in real time. The Microsoft seizure reportedly also took down playing of Chess 2: The Sequel. … [Read more...] about Order restored to universe as Microsoft surrenders confiscated No-IP domains
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People typically start REM sleep about 90 minutes after falling asleep, and in some ways, a body entering REM sleep appears to be waking up; you start breathing faster and more irregularly, your heart rate increases and your blood pressure rises. It might sound like the body is getting ready to move, but humans have evolved a clever mechanism to protect dreamers from themselves. … [Read more...] about Can you ‘turn off’ a nightmare?
Since then, Marlinspike's nonprofit has put Acton's millions—and his experience building an app with billions of users—to work. After years of scraping by with just three overworked full-time staffers, the Signal Foundation now has 20 employees. For years a bare-bones texting and calling app, Signal has increasingly become a fully featured, mainstream communications platform. With its new coding muscle, it has rolled out features at a breakneck speed: In just the last three months, Signal has added support for iPad, ephemeral images and video designed to disappear after a single viewing, downloadable customizable "stickers," and emoji reactions. More significantly, it announced plans to roll out a new system for group messaging, and an experimental method for storing encrypted contacts in the cloud. … [Read more...] about Signal is finally bringing its secure messaging to the masses
Windows 10X finally starts to become clear ┏ A first look at Microsoft’s new Windows 10X operating system for dual screens. Tom Warren has a good set of first impressions of Windows 10X. Here’s my take: it is the first desktop OS (which is an antiquated term but I guess it’s the best we have) that fully integrates the UI ideas we’ve learned from mobile. A lot of people are pointing to Windows 8 as the precursor for some of these changes and sure, I buy that. But I think the real inspiration here is that Microsoft can piggy back off all the skills we’ve built up using phones and tablets. Comparing Windows 10X’s constraints, possibilities, and interface choices with iPadOS is going to be a lot of very fun work. … [Read more...] about The Galaxy Z Flip is neat, but the Galaxy S20 is important
Humorous history "We were afraid that was too cute, so we also held a contest, inviting people who came to our website to post guesses, before they read the opinion, [about] what the seven dirty words were. Not surprisingly we found that English has more than seven words that some might consider indecent, and all of those words appeared on our website. The government never seriously challenged our standing," says Chris Hansen, who was the ACLU's lead attorney in the litigation against the CDA. … [Read more...] about How 7 words unfit for TV fostered an open Internet 20 years ago today