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Monday Evening (5 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 5-June-2017  18:26:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The UK's PM has responded to the recent terror attacks by saying the internet must be regulated. New international agreements should be introduced to regulate the internet in the light of the London Bridge terror attack, Theresa May has said. The Prime Minister said introducing new rules for cyberspace would “deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online” and that technology firms were not currently doing enough.

TechARP have their day 4 coverage from Computex posted, while TechSpot have listed their best of Computex for this year. PC World have their coverage posted, including a slideshow of noteworthy things and the best case mods.

Also from Computex, a newbie had a go at liquid nitrogen overclocking. It just so happened that at this year's Computex, gaming-accessory maker G.SKILL invited me to its extreme-overclocking workshop behind its contest stage. As a total newbie with absolutely zero knowledge of overclocking, I quickly took up this offer.

I was aware of Grace Hopper's contribution to the creation of COBOL, but apparently there were others involved - including Jean Sammet who passed away recently. The programming language Ms. Sammet helped bring to life is now more than a half-century old, but billions of lines of COBOL code still run on the mainframe computers that underpin the work of corporations and government agencies around the world.

SpaceX passed another milestone recently, launching a re-used spacecraft for the first time in a commercial flight. The Falcon 9 rocket, topped with SpaceX's first refurbished Dragon cargo craft, took to the skies at 5:07 p.m. EDT (2107 GMT). About 8 minutes after liftoff, the first-stage rocket booster returned to Earth to stick a landing at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

A Melbourne schoolboy has impressed Tim Cook with his apps. Yuma, who is a Year 5 student at Middle Park Primary School in Melbourne, is the youngest attendee this week at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple’s biggest event of the year that kicks off tomorrow in San Jose. He decided at age six to start learning code because he said schoolwork was not a big enough challenge. He created his first app just last year and now has five apps in the App Store.

Intel's 18-core desktop monster isn't coming just yet. ASUS' Raja Gill has confirmed that Intel will not be releasing their new i9 18-core Skylake-X CPUs alongside their X299 platform, stating that Intel's high core count CPUs will be releasing later this year. Meanwhile a few people sent in this video where Linus from LinusTechTips expresses his frustration at Intel's recent CPU strategy.

Today's timewaster is this creepy face generator, thanks boneburner. More info here. After playing with it for five minutes, I may never sleep again.



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