Db

36 Flips | 8 Magazines | 7 Likes | 4 Following | 2 Followers | @dbrowett | Nearing retirement

Intel tells users to stop deploying buggy Spectre patch, citing technical issues

More problems from the massive processor vulnerability<p>Intel has a patching problem. All last week, users reported computers spontaneously rebooting after installing Intel’s Spectre/Meltdown patch. Now, Intel seems to be giving up on those patches entirely. In a post today, executive vice president …

'Bloggergate' fiasco leads Dublin hotel to ban bloggers in the most hilarious way possible

An Irish hotel has banned bloggers and other influencers after a 22-year-old YouTuber broke down in tears when she was refused free accomodation.<p>Elle Darby, a UK-based social media influencer first emailed Charleville Lodge in Dublin to seek a tit for tat arrangement seeking a free five night …

The 100 Greatest Singer-Songwriter Songs

In a time long ago – well sometime before the early 60s – songwriters wrote songs and singers sang them. It was less often that people did both. Of …

How the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Gave Brian Wilson a Nervous Breakdown

The magic behind rock & roll’s artistic revolution of 1966<p>W<b>hen Brian Wilson first heard</b> the Beatles’ 1965 album <i>Rubber Soul</i>, he was so astonished by …

10 Essential Early Canadian Electronic Records That Deserve Reissues

From a potato farm in Alberta to downtown Toronto, our favourite unheralded releases of the 70s and 80s.<p>With reissues becoming increasingly commonplace in electronic music, there's been a rise in labels like Dark Entries, Medical Records, Minimal Wave, and others, who scour crates, Discogs, and the …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Eagles’ Complete Discography: Don Henley Looks Back

‘Eagles,’ 1972<p><i>After getting together in 1971, the Eagles needed to find an identity and prove themselves as songwriters. They did both on their</i> …

Rock & Roll

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Cooking

How I taught my son to love vinyl

Watching Almost Famous was the starting point of a renewed passion for Tony Myers, and a road to discovery for his son<p>Recently I watched the film Almost Famous with my two teenage children, Ariella, 15, and Noah, 13. Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film includes one of the best scenes …

A physical vault for your digital passwords? Eh?

For most of us, a password manager is a perfectly acceptable way of keeping all your access codes in one-safe place. But for the people behind Vaulteq, this just isn’t secure <i>enough</i>.<p>That’s why they’ve come up with the world’s first plug n’ play password manager. In other words, they’ve made a …

The Best of the 2015 Tour de France by STRAVA

website<p>https://stories.strava.com/the-best-of-the-2015-tour-de-france<p>Exposure<p>Words and images: Jered and Ashley Gruber Drama, passion, culture, joy, …

Anguish Haunts Northern Ireland's Retired Terrorists

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Joe Doherty steps carefully among the bodies of his dead friends.<p>Seventy-seven men and women lie in the gravel-strewn graves at his feet. There isn’t a name on these headstones he can’t pair with a face, a memory.<p>“That was a good friend of mine. It was on his birthday. …

Chris Squire, dead at 67: The Yes bassist was the very loud, beating heart of the prog rock band.

Chris Squire was a plodder. The bassist and co-founder of Yes, who died this weekend after a battle with leukemia, claimed to have “never seriously …

Guitar

Why Sriracha Is So, So, So Addictive

It's our favourite red bottled sauce since ketchup, but why on earth is Sriracha so addictive to begin with?<p>In this great (and frankly, scientific) …

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

40<p>‘It Might Get Loud’ (2008)<p>Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (<i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>) hangs out with three generations of innovative guitarists — Jimmy …

declineofwesterncivilization

Guy Repeatedly Drops Whale In Grand Theft Auto V

This is a video of Youtuber Merfish using a Grand Theft Auto V mod to repeatedly drop a whale in different parts of Los Santos. Things go pretty much …

Grand Theft Auto

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Where is the best mountain biking in Canada?

"Wherever you head, contact local mountain-bike clubs or stop in at bike shops for trail recommendations," says Teresa Edgar, publisher of B.C.-based Mountain Bike for Her magazine (mtb4her.com). "They'll remove the guesswork and recommend loops based on the terrain you like."<p>But what about her own …

Pukey: Video Demo Of What It Will Be Like To Ride The New World's Tallest (Over 500-Feet) Roller Coaster

This is a video animation showing what it will be like to ride the Skyscraper roller coaster at Skyplex in Orlando, Florida. The roller coaster will …

Build a homemade spying machine with a Raspberry-Pi, Firebase, AngularJS and some Python

My favorite characters in spy movies were always the gadget-making-mad-scientists building crazy little machines which help the spy-hero to pull off …

Raspberry Pi

12 foods you should try in Sri Lanka | CNN Travel

I typed my entire BlackBerry Passport review on the phone's tiny keyboard

Apparently I'm a masochist.<p>That's an odd way to begin a review. But to give BlackBerry's latest handset, the Passport, as thorough a review as possible, I decided to type the entire thing from the phone itself. My twisted idea came from a realization that this (mostly) square oddity is the first …

Microsoft strengthens its Azure cloud lineup with faster storage

One of the leading public clouds around, Microsoft Azure, sees its competitors Google and Amazon adding fast solid-state drives (SSDs) to their servers for running applications. Today it followed suit.<p>The new D-Series of virtual machines — slices of physical servers — in Azure come with SSDs, …

Cable companies want to stop the best internet in America from growing

A group representing giants in the cable industry is trying to shut down two municipalities' proposals to expand their public broadband networks, arguing that public broadband has a "mixed record" and can be harmful to taxpayers, despite these two networks already being successful where they're …

Lauren Bacall's 6 best movie roles, with Bogie and beyond - TODAY.com

With her sultry beauty and penchant for high-fashion style, it's no wonder Lauren Bacall was known as the 'girl with the look.' She also was the girl with the amazing résumé. Bacall, who died Tuesday at 89, shot to stardom practically the second she hit the big screen, kicking off a career that …

High Fashion

100th Anniversary of Panama Canal: Pictures

Could we go to war again?

During the Great War, Canada answered a call to duty with sacrifice that seems unfathomable today<p>Mountsberg, Ont., was once a village with a future. …

The Durable Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin‘s bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New …

Guitar

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …