Mike Redenius

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Depression: A revolution in treatment?

<b>It's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years".</b><p>It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. …

The genocide Germany wants to forget

As a teenager in the 1960s, Israel Kaunatjike joined the fight against apartheid in his native Namibia. Years later his activism would take him …

The return of the unskewed polls: Data denial is in full throttle at Fox News

Eric Bolling and other Republicans refuse to accept that polls showing Trump getting trounced are reliable<p>The biggest laughing stock of the 2012 presidential election wasn't Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan. In fact, compared with the current GOP nominee, the Romney-Ryan team ran a well-oiled, disciplined, …

NSA-linked hackers hoard malware secrets. What could possibly go wrong?

Emerging out of the blue, a cryptic online group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers claims that it has purloined a cache of cyber burglary tools from a little known but highly skilled hacking operation dubbed the Equation Group. The Shadow Brokers made some of the tools available for free, but …

The rise of irreligion is the GOP’s real demographic crisis

<b>Ted Cruz (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>A widening “Godless gap” presents Christian conservatives with a choice: Get with the times or shrink to obscurity<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>August 20, 2016 1:30pm (UTC)<p>In the past several years, many trees have been felled and pixels electrocuted in the service of discussion …

US Air Force's plan to improve radio communications? Plasma bomb the atmosphere

Radio communication is a weak point for most military operations -- it is often not long enough or strong enough to adequately meet soldiers' needs. The U.S. Air Force's "go big or go home" solution to improve their long-distance calls? Supercharge the atmosphere by detonating aerial plasma bombs …

Hackers Can Steal Your Data by Listening to Your Hard Drive

New research shows that sensitive info like passwords can be transmitted using the sounds from hard drive motors.<p>Intelligence agencies have developed a number of ways to prevent hackers getting access to their systems, and one of the best ways to keep a system safe is to remove it from the network …

Information Systems

Guccifer 2.0 doxes hundreds of House Democrats with massive document dump

Trove includes home and cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses and some home addresses.<p>On Friday, the online persona behind a high-profile hack of the …

Hacker Guccifer 2.0 puts safety of lawmakers at risk by releasing home addresses of Democratic members of Congress

On Friday, a hacker going by the moniker Guccifer 2.0 released online a trove of documents stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign …

More airline outages predicted as carriers grapple with 1960s technology

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Airlines will likely suffer more disruptions like the one that grounded about 2,000 Delta flights this week because major carriers have not invested enough to overhaul reservations systems based on technology dating to the 1960s, airline industry and technology experts told …

Turbulence Ahead: Delta Computer Outage Is Just The Start, Say Experts

A combination of complex legacy computer systems and strict uptime requirements make more of these disruptions almost inevitable.<p>After a data center outage caused Delta Air Lines to cancel more than 2,100 flights this week, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the company’s doing everything it can to make …

Delta Airlines

Google's Fuchsia operating system runs on virtually anything

Google is no stranger to creating whole platforms when it needs them, but its latest project might be something special. It's working on Fuchsia, an open source operating system that's designed to scale all the way from Internet of Things devices through to phones and even PCs. Its kernel includes …

SpaceX successfully lands its sixth Falcon 9 rocket after launch

And the fourth drone ship landing<p>Another one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets successfully landed on a floating drone ship this evening, after the vehicle launched a Japanese communications satellite into orbit. The feat marks the fourth time SpaceX has landed one of its vehicles at sea and the …

If You Think Electric Cars Save Gas, Think About Electric Trucks

While sales numbers remain relatively modest, battery-based vehicles like the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt and the all-battery Nissan Leaf are becoming more and more common fixtures on American roads. But where most makers have been focusing their “electrification” efforts on compacts and even …

Here are the methods police use to catch 'deep web' drug dealers

The study, which was published by RAND Europe, was created with the help of law-enforcement workers from around the world. It sheds light on some of the methods they use to catch people who buy or sell drugs online.<p><b>Here are some of them:</b><p>Physical observation<p>Sometimes nothing beats good, …

A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when a router reset doesn't help.<p>Some routers require you to use a desktop or mobile app to …

Information Security

Security News This Week: The DNC Hack Was Worse Than We Thought

As the annual mega-week of hacking conferences wound down in Las Vegas, more news surfaced about the DNC hack, and the usual trickle of …

Rumor has it Apple’s next iPhone may be waterproof

Reports are suggesting that the next iPhone may be a bit underwhelming, but at least—according to a new patent awarded to Apple—it might be waterproof.<p>The patent, granted this week and first uncovered by Patently Apple, outlines a system for color-balancing photos shot underwater. Presumably if …

Mobile Technology

Twitter might be bringing Night Mode to iPhone users

Last month, Twitter added a night mode for Android users, hoping that it would drive people to use the app and boost its flagging userbase. The update wasn’t extended to iOS users, who were left it in the dark (no pun intended). Now, it looks like Twitter might finally be adding night mode to its …

SpaceX sticks the landing again after Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX is starting to make this look (relatively) easy.<p>Keeping plenty of space-loving Americans up late on a Saturday night, it successfully …

What it's really like to live with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

I couldn’t sleep last night.<p>I prepared with all the right things: a warm bath, gentle stretching, my mandatory snack — I even sprayed my pillow with …

Trump's Los Angeles Money Man

Garish faux-Italian buildings. A trail of lawsuits and annoyed neighbors. Sound familiar?<p>LOS ANGELES—The buildings have names like “Lorenzo” and “Medici,” usually plastered across the five-story stucco edifices in oversized Papyrus font cutouts made of bronze. They’re decorated with columns and …

Does A Psychopath Who Kills Get To Use The Insanity Defense?

<i>In light of John Hinckley Jr.'s release from a psychiatric hospital 35 years after attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, Shots is exploring the use of the "not guilty by reason of insanity" plea. We're talking with legal and medical professionals about how the plea works, and how it</i> …

GOP leaders approve convention rules, block insurgents

CLEVELAND (AP) — Over angry and prolonged objections from anti-Donald Trump forces, Republican Party leaders approved rules for their national …