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iFixit tears down the Mac mini and MacBook Air
On schedule as always, iFixit has documented teardowns of the new Mac mini and MacBook Air and given them each a repairability score. The Mac mini is an improvement over the 2014 model in a few ways. The MacBook Air has some positive points for user serviceability, but it requires a significant teardown to do much.

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Russian officials: Nope, we can’t finish fixing the carrier Kuznetsov
Russian officials have now acknowledged that the October 29 accident involving Russia’s only aircraft carrier and largest floating dry dock has made continuing the refit of the ship impossible. The dry dock, the PD-50, was the only one available capable of accommodating the 55,000 ton . As a result, the completion of the refit of the ship is now delayed…

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Delivering drugs directly to the eye using microneedles that dissolve
Patients with certain chronic eye diseases, like glaucoma and macular degeneration, typically either use inefficient eyedrops or have to get injections directly into their eyes. A team of researchers wants to replace these with a small patch patients can place on the eye, much like a contact lens. When removed, the patch leaves behind microneedles, which slowly dissolve in the…

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Get your code in RunCode, the online programming and pwning extravaganza
Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers launched Codewarz, an online coding “capture the flag” (CTF) contest originally developed as an on-site competition for colleges and training events. Paid for entirely out of their own pockets, the competition included 24 challenges—challenges that could be taken on in one of 14 supported programming and scripting languages.

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The media-starved Nintendo Switch just got a YouTube shot in the arm
Following a wave of rumors, Nintendo confirmed on Thursday that its Nintendo Switch console has added an official YouTube app to its meager selection of media-viewing options. Google's app is now available as a free download on a variety of territories' eShops (including North America and Japan, which we've tested thus far), and its interface largely resembles dedicated YouTube apps…

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Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated
What's the fucking shit with you, MS, pic.twitter.com/Bw9n7MbJ7v — FaiKee (@FaiKeeF) November 8, 2018 For reasons that are currently unclear, Windows 10 Professional users are finding that their properly licensed installations are being deactivated. On systems affected by the issue, Windows is complaining that a Windows 10 Home license key is being used with a Windows 10 Pro installation.

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Get your code on in RunCode, the online programming and pwning extravaganza
Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers launched Codewarz, an online coding “capture the flag” (CTF) contest originally developed as an on-site competition for colleges and training events. Paid for entirely out of their own pockets, the competition included 24 challenges—challenges that could be taken on in one of 14 supported programming and scripting languages.

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Genetics play less of a role in lifespan than we thought
Romantic scenes that never happen: your eyes meet. Your heart flutters. This person is the one—you’re sure of it, because you're convinced they'll live to at least 95 years old. It’s what you’ve always dreamed of. Lifespan doesn't usually make an appearance on people’s lists of what they’re looking for in a partner.

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Google ends mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases
Just a week after thousands of Google employees worldwide protested the company’s inadequate response to sexual harassment, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company would agree to the first of the organizers’ demands: ending mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases. Further ReadingThousands of Google employees slam execs’ response to sexual misconduct