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Cops mistake Army patrol base for homeless camp

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Following the passage of a new law in Tennessee criminalizing homeless camps on public land, authorities on Wednesday raided and arrested an infantry platoon inhabiting a patrol base in the woods of Fort Campbell, which overlaps the border between Tennessee and Kentucky.

"We received numerous reports of a gathering of 40 to 50 foul-smelling individuals, trying to conceal their presence in a thickly-wooded, sparsely traversed portion of the base’s training area," said Tennessee State Trooper Tom McClintock.

Authorities were warned that the group was armed but encountered little resistance when entering what they believed was a gathering of vagrants.

"Someone yelled 'claymore' and we heard a dirty M240B bolt malfunction, but most of the group was sound asleep," McClintock said. “There was one individual relieving himself in a hole. He saw us and yelled to another man, 'go wake up the LT.'  I’m not sure they ever found whoever ‘LT’ is."

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Longest (Partial) Lunar Eclipse in Centuries Later This Week

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On late Thursday, November 18, and early Friday, November 19, those watching the sky over much of the globe will see the longest partial lunar eclipse in almost 600 years. The eclipse will last for nearly 3 and a half hours and will be very near to, but not quite, a full lunar eclipse.

The eclipse will take place with a Beaver minimoon, so-called because the November moon is often colloquially called the Beaver moon and since the moon is also close to its apogee, or farthest point in its orbit, is slightly smaller in the sky and is referred to as a minimoon or micromoon.  Click here for detailed times for the eclipse on the US East Coast.


Partial Lunar Eclipse November 18-19 2021

The post Longest (Partial) Lunar Eclipse in Centuries Later This Week appeared first on Old Salt Blog.

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Apple’s NeuralHash Algorithm Has Been Reverse-Engineered

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Apple’s NeuralHash algorithm — the one it’s using for client-side scanning on the iPhone — has been reverse-engineered.

Turns out it was already in iOS 14.3, and someone noticed:

Early tests show that it can tolerate image resizing and compression, but not cropping or rotations.

We also have the first collision: two images that hash to the same value.

The next step is to generate innocuous images that NeuralHash classifies as prohibited content.

This was a bad idea from the start, and Apple never seemed to consider the adversarial context of the system as a whole, and not just the cryptography...

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agwego
313 days ago
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guilhermea
312 days ago
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People knew it was bound to happen, but this early? Wow.
London, England
jgbishop
313 days ago
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Got to love when Apple blows it!
Durham, NC
freeAgent
313 days ago
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I wonder if we'll see people creating false positives in order to frame others OR in order to jam up Apple's system with lots of false positives. Or both. Probably both.
Los Angeles, CA
zippy72
311 days ago
I can think of at least two governments that are probably working on the former. There's a few hackers on Twitter who claim to be working on the latter.
MotherHydra
313 days ago
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Clearly something that while helpful on its face has immense (possibly impossible) technical hurdles to overcome lest innocent people get flagged.
Space City, USA

Texas Instruments new TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator

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agwego
329 days ago
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Neat
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Researchers use Rowhammer bit flips to steal 2048-bit crypto key

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1107 days ago
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Using Let's Encrypt for Internal Servers

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agwego
1204 days ago
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Nice
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