Takara Legends LG-42 God Bomber Combined With LG-35 Ginrai – God Ginrai In Hands Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 10:42 AM
By Black Convoy from TFW2005:
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Thanks to our 2005 Boards Member Type-R for collecting several pics thar surfaced on Twitter from different users like: MKstskの中の人ギアっちょ, and りょうた that gives us our first clear in-hand look at Takara Legends LG-42 God Bomber Combined With LG-35 Ginrai: God Ginrai. The pictures also show great comparison pictures with Masterpiece Star Saber, Legends Fortress Maximus and 3P Carnifex, an give us a great look of the combined form both in front and back. You can check some key pictures after the jump, and the join » Continue Reading.

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Newly Discovered Vulnerability Raises Fears Of Another WannaCry
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 10:42 AM
By msmash from Slashdot's security-woes department:
A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday. From a Reuters report: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the vulnerability, which could be exploited to take control of an affected computer, and urged users and administrators to apply a patch. Rebekah Brown of Rapid7, a cybersecurity company, told Reuters that there were no signs yet of attackers exploiting the vulnerability in the 12 hours since its discovery was announced. But she said it had taken researchers only 15 minutes to develop malware that made use of the hole. "This one seems to be very, very easy to exploit," she said. Rapid7 said it had found more than 100,000 computers running vulnerable versions of the software, Samba, free networking software developed for Linux and Unix computers.

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Cord-Cutters Are Ditching Their Cable Packages At the Fastest Rate Ever
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 10:42 AM
By msmash from Slashdot's watching-tv-in-2017 department:
Sara Fischer, writing for Axios: Cord-cutters are ditching their cable packages at the fastest rate ever, opting instead for cheaper, bundled digital TV options, according to the latest Magid Broadcast Study. The trend reflects consumers' preferences to ditch bundled cable packages for more affordable, niche bundled services that can be accessed on TV box tops or on mobile. For consumers, there are more bundled packages than ever, all popping up around similar price ranges. YouTube TV and Hulu TV launched within the past two month, joining the likes of SlingTV and DirectTV Now -- all at a roughly $40 monthly price point -- a bargain considering the average American pays $92 monthly for cable.

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Transformers: The Last Knight Mega 1-Step Turbo Changer Dragonstorm Nominated For German Top 10 Toys Of The Year
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 09:11 AM
By Black Convoy from TFW2005:
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Thanks to 2005 Boards user Nevermore we can report that Transformers: The Last Knight Mega 1-Step Turbo Changer Dragonstorm has Benn Nominated For German Top 10 Toys Of The Year. Let’s hope the impressive 3-head dragon would win this time. It has not been the first time a Transformer figure has participated and been included in the German Top 10 of toys: Previous winners: Revenge of the Fallen Supreme Devastator (2009) Previous nominees: Transformers 2007 Movie Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet (2007) <a href="http://www.top10spielzeug.de/Top10-Spielzeug-Nominierte/Nominierte-2012/KRE-O-Transformers"http://news.tfw2005.com/2017/05/25/transformers-last-knight-mega-1-step-turbo-changer-dragonstorm-nominated-german-top-10-toys-year-339524">» Continue Reading.</a>

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And Now, a Brief Definition of the Web
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 09:11 AM
By msmash from Slashdot's web-in-2017 department:
Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge: Traditionally, we think of the web as a combination of a set of specific technologies paired with some core philosophical principles. The problem -- the reason this question even matters -- is that there are a lot of potential replacements for the parts of the web that fix what's broken with technology, while undermining the principles that ought to go with it. [...] A lot of tech companies are flailing around looking for ways to fix this problem. There are web apps that work in Chrome but not really all that well elsewhere. There are Instant Articles in Facebook and AMP pages on Google. There are Instant Android apps that stream to your phone over the internet instead of being installed, which go away when you're done with them just like a browser tab. Google claims to be trying to bring some of the open ethos of the web to smart speakers. Hell, go back to 2014 and you'll find Apple pundit John Gruber arguing we should consider apps and "anything transmitted using HTTP and HTTPS" as part of the web. [...] And now, a brief definition of the web: To count as being part of the web, your app or page must: 1. Be linkable, and 2. Allow any client to access it. That's it.

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Transformers: The Last Knight School Supplies At Karton P+P
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 09:11 AM
By Black Convoy from TFW2005:
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Thanks to pie125 from our 2005 Boards we have a look at the Transformers: The Last Knight School Supplies At Karton P+P. At Karton P+P website (from Czech Republic) we can see that they are realeasing a great variety of items, from pencilcases to backpacks and more. You can go to school wearing The Last Knight at any moment. We hope they get an international release too. You can click on the bar to check some key picures, and then go to the 2005 Boards to see the full catalogue and share your opinion.

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The Cable TV Industry Is Getting Even Less Popular
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 09:11 AM
By msmash from Slashdot's downfall department:
Aaron Pressman, writing for Fortune: It seems nobody loves their cable TV or home Internet provider. Wireless carriers, however, are on the upswing.That's the news from the huge annual survey of 43 industries from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. In 2017, cable operators and ISP tied for last place, with an average customer satisfaction rating of just 64 percent. The wireless industry was still near the bottom of the rankings, in 38th place, just below the U.S. postal system. But its 73 percent score was up almost three percentage points from last year. Many of the same companies, like Comcast and Verizon, dominate both fields, ACSI noted. And neither industry offer much choice to consumers, with most localities having only one or two cable and Internet providers. The cable industry's rating slipped 1.5 percentage points from last year, while the rating for ISPs was unchanged.

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Google AI AlphaGo Wins Again, Leaves Humans In the Dust
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 07:52 AM
By msmash from Slashdot's superior-to-humans department:
Google's AlphaGo has defeated the world's best Go player in the second out of three games, scoring an overall win for the artificial intelligence algorithm in the fiendishly complex board game. CNET adds: The human gave it his all. "Incredible," wrote DeepMind founder and CEO Demis Hassabis on Twitter while the match was underway. "According to AlphaGo evaluations Ke Jie is playing perfectly at the moment." The match took place over a year after AlphaGo bested Lee Sedol, one of the world's top Go players, in four out of five matches in March 2016. It also beat European champion Fan Hui 5-0 in October 2015. The match was being played in China, the place where the abstract and intuitive board game was born. The government, however, isn't a big fan of letting its citizens know about the battle and has censored all the livestreams in the country.

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US Intelligence Community Has Lost Credibility Due To Leaks
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 07:52 AM
By msmash from Slashdot's it-matters department:
Two anonymous readers and Mi share an article: U.K. police investigating the Manchester terror attack say they have stopped sharing information with the U.S. after a series of leaks that have so angered the British government that Prime Minister Therese May wants to discuss them with President Donald Trump during a North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in Brussels. What can Trump tell her, though? The leaks drive him nuts, too. Since the beginning of this century, the U.S. intelligence services and their clients have acted as if they wanted the world to know they couldn't guarantee the confidentiality of any information that falls into their hands. At this point, the culture of leaks is not just a menace to intelligence-sharing allies. It's a threat to the intelligence community's credibility. [...] If this history has taught the U.S. intelligence community anything, it's that leaking classified information isn't particularly dangerous and those who do it largely enjoy impunity. Manning spent seven years in prison (though she'd been sentenced to 35), but Snowden, Assange, Petraeus, the unknown Chinese mole, the people who stole the hacking tools and the army of recent anonymous leakers, many of whom probably still work for U.S. intelligence agencies, have escaped any kind of meaningful punishment. President Donald Trump has just now announced that the administration would "get to the bottom" of leaks. In a statement, he said: "The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security. I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There is no relationship we cherish more than the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Transformers: The Last Knight KFC Promotion In China
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 06:31 AM
By Black Convoy from TFW2005:
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Thanks to our fellow 2005 Boards member G1 Evac, we have images and information for Transformers: The Last Knight KFC Promotion In China.  KFC in China will have TLK cups for sale starting May 27, this is also in conjunction with the local Children’s Day which falls on June 1. >There will be 26 KFC outlets decorated with a full-on TLK theme. There are 2 designs to choose from, Optimus Prime & Bumblebee, and a third one from Littlest Pet Shop. The little figures have got sound effects. A cool TLK stickers sheet is offered too. You can click on the bar » Continue Reading.

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Bitcoin Surges 10% To All-Time High Above $2,700, Has Now Doubled in May
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 06:31 AM
By msmash from Slashdot's price-frenzy department:
An anonymous reader writes: In another intraday jump of more than $200, bitcoin surged to a record Thursday on strong Asian demand overnight. Bitcoin jumped more than 10 percent to an all-time high of $2,752.07, more than twice its April 30 price of $1,347.96 according to CoinDesk. The digital currency last traded near $2,726. At Thursday's record, Bitcoin has now gained more than 45 percent since last Thursday and more than 180 percent for the year so far. "There is no question that we are in the middle of a price frenzy," said Brian Kelly of BKCM, in a note to clients Thursday. "There will be a correction and it could be severe, but it's unclear if that correction will start from current prices of $2700 or from some place much higher."

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How Facebook Flouts Holocaust Denial Laws Except Where It Fears Being Sued
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 05:10 AM
By BeauHD from Slashdot's hot-topic department:
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Facebook's policies on Holocaust denial will come under fresh scrutiny following the leak of documents that show moderators are being told not to remove this content in most of the countries where it is illegal. The files explain that moderators should take down Holocaust denial material in only four of the 14 countries where it is outlawed. One document says the company "does not welcome local law that stands as an obstacle to an open and connected world" and will only consider blocking or hiding Holocaust denial messages and photographs if "we face the risk of getting blocked in a country or a legal risk." A picture of a concentration camp with the caption "Never again Believe the Lies" was permissible if posted anywhere other than the four countries in which Facebook fears legal action, one document explains. Facebook contested the figures but declined to elaborate. Documents show Facebook has told moderators to remove dehumanizing speech or any "calls for violence" against refugees. Content "that says migrants should face a firing squad or compares them to animals, criminals or filth" also violate its guidelines. But it adds: "As a quasi-protected category, they will not have the full protections of our hate speech policy because we want to allow people to have broad discussions on migrants and immigration which is a hot topic in upcoming elections." The definitions are set out in training manuals provided by Facebook to the teams of moderators who review material that has been flagged by users of the social media service. The documents explain the rules and guidelines the company applies to hate speech and "locally illegal content," with particular reference to Holocaust denial. One 16-page training manual explains Facebook will only hide or remove Holocaust denial content in four countries -- France, Germany, Israel and Austria. The document says this is not on grounds of taste, but because the company fears it might get sued.

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8 In 10 People Now See Climate Change As a 'Catastrophic Risk,' Says Survey
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '17 at 02:30 AM
By BeauHD from Slashdot's family-feud department:
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Thomas Reuters Foundation: Nearly nine in 10 people say they are ready to make changes to their standard of living if it would prevent future climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats found Wednesday. The survey of more than 8,000 people in eight countries -- the United States, China, India, Britain, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and Germany -- found that 84 percent of people now consider climate change a "global catastrophic risk." That puts worry about climate change only slightly behind fears about large-scale environmental damage and the threat of politically motivated violence escalating into war, according to the Global Challenges Foundation, which commissioned the Global Catastrophic Risks 2017 report. The survey, released in advance of this week's G7 summit of advanced economies in Italy, also found that 85 percent of people think the United Nations needs reforms to be better equipped to address global threats. About 70 percent of those surveyed said they think it may be time to create a new global organization -- with power to enforce its decisions -- specifically designed to deal with a wide range of global risks. Nearly 60 percent said they would be prepared to have their country give up some level of sovereignty to make that happen.

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Boeing Will Make the Military's New Hypersonic Spaceplane
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '17 at 11:51 PM
By BeauHD from Slashdot's up-up-and-away department:
The Department of Defense has selected Boeing to make a new hypersonic spaceplane that can be reused frequently over a short period of time to deliver multiple satellites into orbit. "DARPA, the agency that tests new advanced technologies for the military, has picked Boeing's design concept, called the Phantom Express, to move forward as part of the agency's Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program," reports The Verge. From the report: The goal of DARPA's XS-1 program is to create a spacecraft that's something of a hybrid between an airplane and a traditional vertical rocket. The spaceplane is meant to take off vertically and fly uncrewed to high altitudes above Earth. From there, the vehicle will release a mini-rocket -- a booster with an engine that can propel a satellite weighing up to 3,000 pounds into orbit. As the booster deploys the satellite, the spaceplane will then land back on Earth horizontally just like a normal airplane -- and then be fueled up for its next mission. DARPA wants the turnaround time between flights to last just a few hours. But perhaps the most audacious goal is the price DARPA wants for each flight. The agency is aiming for the spaceplane to cost $5 million per mission, a significant bargain considering most orbital rockets cost tens to hundreds of millions of dollars to launch. And Boeing says it's up to the task. "Phantom Express is designed to disrupt and transform the satellite launch process as we know it today, creating a new, on-demand space-launch capability that can be achieved more affordably and with less risk," Darryl Davis, president of Boeing Phantom Works, said in a statement.

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DLC Podcast Show Season 8, Ep. 14: Skin In The Game
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '17 at 11:10 PM
From PATV:
This week Gabe and Tycho create the comic Skin In The Game. Listen to the podcast here.

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WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 460 Now Online
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '17 at 09:11 PM
By Matty from TFW2005:
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Aaron and TJ join Vangelus to talk about teddy bears, subscription finality, and thoughts on the IDWverse. You can download and comment on it here: WTF@TFW – Episode 460 Check out the WTF@TFW blog here. If you use iTunes and regularly subscribe to podcasts, you can add us to your player and have the software download each episode automatically each time we update. To do that, and give us a reviews on iTunes, click here: Transformers Podcast on iTunes. We’re now also offering ways to » Continue Reading.

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Diamond Comics Shipping List For May 31st
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '17 at 09:11 PM
By AzT from TFW2005:
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TFW2005 member D-Drive again puts us in the driver’s seat with the comics shipping list for May 31, 2017. Two great titles, read on! TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #10 (also shipping subscription and 1-in-10 variants) (W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher As Starscream faces down the encroaching machinations of Elita One, he enlists Blast Off to help him bring Bruticus back! MICRONAUTS WRATH OF KARZA #2 (OF 5) (also shipping subscription and 1-in-10 variants) (W) Cullen Bunn, Jimmy Johnston (A) Andrew Griffith (CA) Alex Ronald Baron Karza has triumphantly executed the first step in his plan to conquer the » Continue Reading.

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Manchester Attack Could Lead To Internet Crackdown
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '17 at 07:51 PM
By BeauHD from Slashdot's cause-and-effect department:
New submitter boundary writes: The UK government looks to be about to put the most egregious parts of the Investigative Powers Act into force "soon after the election" (which is in a couple of weeks) in the wake of the recent bombing in Manchester. "Technical Capability Orders" require tech companies to break their own security. I wonder who'll comply? The Independent reports: "Government will ask parliament to allow the use of those powers if Theresa May is re-elected, senior ministers told The Sun. 'We will do this as soon as we can after the election, as long as we get back in,' The Sun said it was told by a government minister. 'The level of threat clearly proves there is no more time to waste now. The social media companies have been laughing in our faces for too long.'"

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Transformers: The Last Knight – Agent Santos Profile Online
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '17 at 06:31 PM
By Black Convoy from TFW2005:
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The profile of Transformers The Last Knight character Agent Santos is online on the official Transformers Instagram and Facebook accounts. The character is played by Chilean actor Santiago Cabrera. Here you are some highlights of the character: *Birthplace: Brazil, Sao Paulo. *Age: 35 *Rank: Commander of the Transformers Reaction Force *Status: Deployed *Both Autobots and Decepticons are Outlaws to be erradicated for him You can check the full profile after the jump, and then sound off at the 2005 Boards. Thanks to our 2005 Boards member MV95 for the heads up. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if » Continue Reading.

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Vermont DMV Caught Using Illegal Facial Recognition Program
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '17 at 06:31 PM
By BeauHD from Slashdot's stirring-the-pot department:
schwit1 quotes a report from Vocativ: The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has been caught using facial recognition software -- despite a state law preventing it. Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont describe such a program, which uses software to compare the DMV's database of names and driver's license photos with information with state and federal law enforcement. Vermont state law, however, specifically states that "The Department of Motor Vehicles shall not implement any procedures or processes that involve the use of biometric identifiers." The program, the ACLU says, invites state and federal agencies to submit photographs of persons of interest to the Vermont DMV, which it compares against its database of some 2.6 million Vermonters and shares potential matches. Since 2012, the agency has run at least 126 such searches on behalf of local police, the State Department, FBI, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

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