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  • Key companies to attend White House quantum computing meeting (251 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:09:00 -0400Key companies to attend White House quantum computing meetingReuters: Technology News

    The White House will hold a meeting on Monday on U.S. government efforts to boost quantum information science, with administration officials, leading companies including Alphabet Inc, IBM Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co and academic experts taking part.

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  • Key companies to attend White House quantum computing meeting (251 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:00:00 -0400Key companies to attend White House quantum computing meetingReuters: Company News

    The White House will hold a meeting on Monday on U.S. government efforts to boost quantum information science, with administration officials, leading companies including Alphabet Inc, IBM Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co and academic experts taking part.

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  • Japan?s Space Agency Releases First Photos from Asteroid?s Surface (2114 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:28:00 -0400Japan?s Space Agency Releases First Photos from Asteroid?s SurfaceLight Stalking

    This photography is out of this world and that's not just an opinion.

    JAXA, the Japanese space agency, just released pics from the surface of the asteroid its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft probes landed on and they are spectacular to say the least.

    Image via Arnie Chou from Pexels.com.

    A successful landing of the probes on the asteroid was marked by the release of a series of photographs the probes took from the surface of the object.

    The asteroid, named Ryugu, is just 1 kilometer long according to the BBC and the probes themselves are tiny enough to maneuver in the low gravity environment of the asteroid.

    The probes were part of a Minerva II-1 ?science package? weighing only 3.3kg. Armed with both wide-angle and stereo cameras, the probes are also able to measure ambient temperature via spines on its back as well as maneuver around the asteroid via short hops. The surface of Ryugu was reportedly rougher than anticipated so the success of the probes in spite of this is a testament to JAXA?s planning with this project.

    The landing represents the end of a three-and-a-half-year long journey on the part of the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft. JAXA seems thrilled with the results and, indeed, with both probes in perfect working condition, we can expect even more data to be released in the future.

    Naturally JAXA has more in store for Ryugu along the lines of gathering data about the space object. Plans include deploying a German-built unit to study the surface of the asteroid as well as detonate a device on it to study its composition. As one of the more ancient objects in our solar system the scientists behind the project hope to gain some insight into our solar system?s formation from the Ryugu asteroid.

    As the project proceeds we hope the agency releases even more photographs from the surface of Ryugu.

    Image via Hayabusa2JAXA on Twitter.

    Image via Hayabusa2JAXA on Twitter.

    Image via Hayabusa2JAXA on Twitter.

    Image via Hayabusa2JAXA on Twitter.

    Image via Hayabusa2JAXA on Twitter.

    The post Japan?s Space Agency Releases First Photos from Asteroid?s Surface appeared first on Light Stalking.

  • Three applications of Euler?s theorem (5412 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:29:00 -0400Three applications of Euler?s theoremThe Endeavour

    Fermat’s little theorem says that if p is a prime and a is not a multiple of p, then

    a = 1 (mod p).

    Euler’s generalization of Fermat’s little theorem says that if a is relatively prime to m, then

    a = 1 (mod p)

    where ?(m) is Euler’s so-called totient function. This function counts the number of positive integers less than m and relatively prime to m. For a prime number p, ?(p) = p-1, and to Euler’s theorem generalizes Fermat’s theorem.

    Euler’s totient function is multiplicative, that is, if a and b are relatively prime, then ?(ab) = ?(a) ?(b). We will need this fact below.

    This post looks at three applications of Fermat’s little theorem and Euler’s generalization:

    • Primality testing
    • Party tricks
    • RSA public key encryption

    Primality testing

    The contrapositive of Fermat’s little theorem is useful in primality testing: if the congruence

    a = 1 (mod p)

    does not hold, then either p is not prime or a is a multiple of p. In practice, a is much smaller than p, and so one can conclude that p is not prime.

    Technically this is a test for non-primality: it can only prove that a number is not prime. For example, if 2 is not congruent to 1 (mod p) then we know p is not a prime. But if 2is congruent to 1 (mod p) then all we know is that we haven’t failed the test; it’s still conceivable that p is prime. So we try another value of a, say 3, and see whether 3 is congruent to 1 (mod p).

    If we haven’t disproved that p is prime after several attempts, we have reason to believe p is probably prime.[1]. There are pseudoprimes, a.k.a. Carmichael numbers that are not prime but pass the primality test above for all values of a. But these numbers are much less common than primes.

    By the way, if p is a huge number, say with hundreds or thousands of digits, doesn’t it seem odd that we would want to compute numbers to the power p? Actually computing a would be impossible. But because we’re computing mod p, this is actually easy. We can apply the fast exponentiation algorithm and take remainders by p at every step, so we’re never working with numbers more than twice as long as p.

    Fifth root party trick

    A few days ago I wrote about the fifth root party trick. If someone raises a two-digit number to the fifth power, you can quickly tell what the number was. Part of what makes the trick work is that in base 10, any number n and its fifth power end in the same digit. You can prove this by trying all 10 possible last digits, but if you want to generalize the trick to other bases, it helps to use Euler’s theorem. For example, you could use 9th powers in base 15.

    Euler’s theorem shows why raising a to the power  ?(m) + 1 in base m keeps the last digit the same, but only if a is relatively prime to m. To extend the fifth root trick to other bases you’ll have a little more work to do.

    RSA encryption

    The original [2] RSA public key cryptography algorithm was a clever use of Euler’s theorem.

    Search for two enormous prime numbers p and q [3]. Keep p and q private, but make npq public. Pick a private key d and solve for a public key e such that de = 1 (mod ?(n)).

    Since you know p and q, you can compute ?(n) = (p – 1)(q – 1), and so you can compute the public key e. But someone who doesn’t know p and q, but only their product n, will have a hard time solving for d from knowing e. Or at least that’s the hope! Being able to factor n is sufficient to break the encryption scheme, but it’s not logically necessary. Maybe recovering private keys is much easier than factoring, though that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    So where does Euler come in? Someone who has your public key e and wants to send you a message m computes

    m (mod n)

    and sends you the result [4]. Now, because you know d, you can take the encrypted message m and compute

    (m) = m = 1 (mod n)

    by Euler’s theorem.

    This is the basic idea of RSA encryption, but there are many practical details to implement the RSA algorithm well. For example, you don’t want p and q to be primes that make pq easier than usual to factor, so you want to use safe primes.

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    [1] Saying that a number is “probably prime” makes sense the first time you see it. But then after a while it might bother you. This post examines and resolves the difficulties in saying that a number is “probably prime.”

    [2] The original RSA paper used Euler’s totient function ?(n) = (p – 1)(q – 1), but current implementations use Carmichael’s totient function ?(n) = lcm(p – 1, q – 1). Yes, same Carmichael as Carmichael numbers mentioned above, Robert Daniel Carmichael (1879?1967).

    [3] How long does it take to find big primes? See here. One of the steps in the process it to weed out composite numbers that fail the primality test above based on Fermat’s little theorem.

    [4] This assumes the message has been broken down into segments shorter than n. In practice, RSA encryption is used to send keys for non-public key (symmetric) encryption methods because these methods are more computationally efficient.

  • Judge Orders Cloudflare To Turn Over Identifying Data In Copyright Case (1075 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:21:00 -0400Judge Orders Cloudflare To Turn Over Identifying Data In Copyright CaseSlashdot

    Cal Jeffrey reporting for TechSpot: Back in May, several studios started targeting movie-pirating sites and services. Dallas Buyers Club, Cobbler Nevada, Bodyguard Productions, and several other copyright owners filed a lawsuit against ShowBox, a movie-streaming app for mobile devices. The companies tried pressuring CDN and DDoS protection provider Cloudflare into releasing information on the operators of some of these platforms. However, Cloudflare told them if they wanted such information they would have to get it the right way -- through legal action. The plaintiffs did just that. A subpoena was issued in the case from a federal court in Hawaii. The documents were not made public, but TorrentFreak was able to obtain a portion of the subpoena from a source. The court order demands the details of the operators behind the Showboxbuzz website, Showbox.software, website Rawapk, Popcorn Time, and others. Cloudflare has not filed a motion to quash, so it appears likely that the company will hand over the requested data.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Film-Based Light Sensing Review (1399 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:17:00 -0400Film-Based Light Sensing ReviewImage Sensors World

    University of Toronto repo publishes a Nature paper from January 2017 "Solution-processed semiconductors for next-generation photodetectors" by F. Pelayo García de Arquer, Ardalan Armin, Paul Meredith, and Edward H. Sargent.

    "Efficient light detection is central to modern science and technology. Current photodetectors mainly use photodiodes based on crystalline inorganic elemental semiconductors, such as silicon, or compounds such as III?V semiconductors. Photodetectors made of solution-processed semiconductors ? which include organic materials, metal-halide perovskites and quantum dots ? have recently emerged as candidates for next-generation light sensing. They combine ease of processing, tailorable optoelectronic properties, facile integration with complementary metal?oxide?semiconductors, compatibility with flexible substrates and good performance. Here, we review the recent advances and the open challenges in the field of solution-processed photodetectors, examining the topic from both the materials and the device perspective and highlighting the potential of the synergistic combination of materials and device engineering. We explore hybrid phototransistors and their potential to overcome trade-offs in noise, gain and speed, as well as the rapid advances in metal-halide perovskite photodiodes and their recent application in narrowband filterless photodetection."

  • Air New Zealand?s New Safety Video Could Replace Air New Zealand and the Best Aviation Tweet Ever (282 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:04:00 -0400Air New Zealand?s New Safety Video Could Replace Air New Zealand and the Best Aviation Tweet EverView from the Wing

  • UPDATE 1-Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence's aftermath (268 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:31:00 -0400UPDATE 1-Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence's aftermathReuters: Company News

    Rivers and waterways in North and South Carolina were expected to crest on Sunday and remain at dangerous flood levels for days, the U.S. National Weather Service warned more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

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  • Mommy Points: Book Your Gaylord Holiday Now to Save Money (3475 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:30:00 -0400Mommy Points: Book Your Gaylord Holiday Now to Save MoneyThe Points Guy

    The official arrival of fall means that it is 100% acceptable, and even encouraged, to lock in holiday travel plans sooner rather than later. If your family likes to spend a part of the winter holiday at the Gaylord family of resorts (in the Marriott family), it’s time to make your bookings ? today.

    One of the best ways to save money on a Gaylord holiday getaway (other than using a Marriott 35,000-point certificate) is to book early. As I learned while planning our own Gaylord Texan holiday getaway last year, the Gaylord early bird holiday discounts are really good and those discounts end today (Sept. 23). Booking with the early bird discounts not only saves you 20% off the room rate, but you also get a daily resort credit of $50 or $100 each night.

    With rates starting at just $148+ per night on the cheapest holiday dates at select Gaylord properties, getting 20% off with a $100 resort credit is a pretty big deal. Assuming the rate is refundable (and those I tested were), there’s little risk in booking today rather than waiting to pay more tomorrow.

    If you want in on the Gaylord early bird booking discounts, here are the links and details.

    Gaylord Texan: Save 20% + $50 resort credit per night to be used at on-site restaurants, in-room dining or at Relâche Spa. (Maximum credit is $100 per stay.)

    Gaylord Palms: Save 20% + $50 resort credit per night to be used at on-site restaurants, in-room dining or at Relâche Spa. (Maximum credit is $100 per stay.)

    Gaylord National: Save 20% on best available room rates plus receive a $100 resort credit per night for use at on-site restaurants, in-room dining or at Relâche Spa.

    Gaylord Opryland: Save 20% on best available room rates plus receive a $50 resort credit per night for use at on-site restaurants, in-room dining or at Relâche Spa. (Maximum credit is $100 per stay.)

    If you haven’t been to the Gaylord resorts during the holidays, they are truly holiday destinations unto themselves. While most of their on-site activities cost extra beyond your room rate, these resorts have massive multi-room ICE! displays, indoor snow tubing, outdoor ice skating, snowball throwing, an Elf on the Shelf breakfast, Cookies with Mrs. Claus and even Santa himself.

    Thankfully, we have lots of tips to help you save money on the plethora of Gaylord holiday activities, too.

    While the early bird booking rates are likely the best play for some of the cheaper nights this holiday season, on peak weekend nights I would look to use 35,000 Marriott Rewards points (or less) rather than pay $300+ per night. This way you can save your cash budget for all the holiday-themed activities.

    If you have a 35,000-point certificate from a card such as the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card, that is another great strategy if visiting the Gaylord on a pricier night.

    Finally, if you do decide to take your family to see ICE! at a Gaylord Resort (regardless of whether or not you also spend the night), here are my top 10 tips for visiting this indoor 9-degree winter paradise.

    Featured image courtesy of the Gaylord Texan.

  • Dell to interview banks for IPO instead of acquisition: WSJ (263 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:21:00 -0400Dell to interview banks for IPO instead of acquisition: WSJReuters: Technology News

    Dell Technologies Inc plans to interview banks this week to potentially go public through an initial public offering rather than doing so through a proposed acquisition that has drawn resistance from some investors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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  • Wendy's Faces Lawsuit For Unlawfully Collecting Employee Fingerprints (1415 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:20:00 -0400Wendy's Faces Lawsuit For Unlawfully Collecting Employee FingerprintsSlashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against fast food restaurant chain Wendy's accusing the company of breaking state laws in regards to the way it stores and handles employee fingerprints. The complaint is centered around Wendy's practice of using biometric clocks that scan employees' fingerprints when they arrive at work, when they leave, and when they use the Point-Of-Sale and cash register systems. Plaintiffs, represented by former Wendy's employees Martinique Owens and Amelia Garcia, claim that Wendy's breaks state law -- the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) -- because the company does not make employees aware of how it handles their data. More specifically, the lawsuit claims that Wendy's does not inform employees in writing of the specific purpose and length of time for which their fingerprints were being collected, stored, and used, as required by the BIPA, and nor does it obtain a written release from employees with explicit consent to obtain and handle the fingerprints in the first place. Wendy's also doesn't provide a publicly available retention schedule and guidelines for permanently destroying employees' fingerprints after they leave the company, plaintiffs said. [The plaintiffs also claim that Wendy's sends this data to a third-party without their consent.]

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Dell to interview banks for IPO instead of acquisition -WSJ (263 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:16:00 -0400Dell to interview banks for IPO instead of acquisition -WSJReuters: Company News

    Dell Technologies Inc plans to interview banks this week to potentially go public through an initial public offering rather than doing so through a proposed acquisition that has drawn resistance from some investors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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  • Airlines Win as Congress Allows Continuation of Fees That Cost Passengers $7.5 Billion Last Year (2579 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:00:00 -0400Airlines Win as Congress Allows Continuation of Fees That Cost Passengers $7.5 Billion Last YearThe Points Guy

    Doug Parker and the rest of the airline industry have gotten their way. On Saturday, bipartisan congressional legislation dropped a provision that would have allowed the Department of Transportation to decide if fees put in place by airlines were “reasonable and proportional.”

    The legislation, which was announced at 2:52am Saturday, protects US airlines in collecting last year’s $7.5 billion in baggage, seat assignment and flight change fees, Reuters reports. The move was made to continue funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The 1,200-page bill to reauthorize the FAA was unveiled Saturday after weeks of negotiations. Included in the bill was language that requires the FAA to set minimum seat dimensions for both pitch and width, as well as prohibiting airlines from involuntarily removing passengers from an aircraft after they’ve scanned their boarding pass at the gate. The latter of the additions follows the infamous Dr. Dao incident on board a United Airlines flight in 2017.

    “Airline travelers are being gouged by exorbitant fees, but the airlines will stop at nothing to protect this billion-dollar profit center,” said Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), who backed the provision. Following Saturday’s dropping of the provision, Markey said that “through an opaque negotiating process, the airlines have managed to kill this important consumer protection provision,” according to The Washington Post.

    American Airlines CEO Doug Parker drew criticism last week when he threatened that the airline would bar passengers from changing nonrefundable tickets if the provision was included in the Reauthorization Bill.

    While the fee protections were excluded from the measure, it did include language that airlines must refund passengers for services they paid for but did not receive. In addition, it included that passengers will be prohibited from making phone calls while in flight or from using e-cigarettes. The bill makes it unlawful to store a live animal in an overhead storage compartment, following the incident earlier in 2018 when a dog was killed on a United flight after the flight attendant forced a passenger to store her French Bulldog in the overhead compartment. The bill also addresses the ongoing issue of sexual misconduct in the aviation industry by pledging to create a task force to review practices and increase civil penalties for interfering with cabin crew.

    Congress will vote on the measure ahead of a September 30 deadline.

    Featured image by Thomas Barwick / Getty Images.

  • Video: These Baggage Handlers Take Carelessness to a New Level! (1145 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:00:00 -0400Video: These Baggage Handlers Take Carelessness to a New Level!Million Mile Secrets

    In the past, I had considered working as a baggage handler because free standby flights for airline employees is a pretty sweet perk.  Of course, this was before I knew how valuable miles & points are!

    But the pay isn’t great and the job doesn’t seem to be terribly interesting, which might explain why it’s not uncommon to find less than stellar performance from the occasional baggage handler.

    These Swissport employees completely forgot that in this day and age, everything you do is being filmed.  And I have a feeling they are going to regret that!

    ?

    The passenger who filmed this incident, Elizabeth Evans, actually witnessed her pink bag being tossed with the others.  And she says her luggage was damaged as a result of this carelessness.

    Something tells me she won’t have any problem getting reimbursed for this one!  At least these guys had the decency to not blatantly steal like the baggage handler earlier this week.

    If you don’t want to leave the fate of your checked bags to careless airline employees, you can always use a credit card that comes with insurance for lost or delayed luggage.

  • Panama revokes registration of last migrant rescue ship in central Mediterranean (251 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:53:00 -0400Panama revokes registration of last migrant rescue ship in central MediterraneanReuters: World News

    The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search and rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue ships off the Libyan coast in the near future unless the vessel can find a new flag to sail under.

  • European Banking Authority is asked to investigate oversight of Danske Bank (277 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:35:00 -0400European Banking Authority is asked to investigate oversight of Danske BankReuters: Business News

    The European Commisssion has asked the European Banking Authority (EBA) to investigate what went wrong in the oversight of Danske Bank's Estonian branch, which is at the center of a major money laundering scandal, it said on Sunday, confirming a report in Financial Times.

  • Get 25% off Your Next UberEats Order (Including Existing Users) (1242 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:30:00 -0400Get 25% off Your Next UberEats Order (Including Existing Users)The Points Guy

    Hear that? It’s your stomach growling, and it wants food… like, two hours ago. And you’re in luck if you want something made fresh to order and don’t want to move from the ongoing Netflix binge happening on your couch.

    UberEats is offering both new and existing users the opportunity to get 25% off your next UberEats order. In order to get the discount, enter the promo code NINJANOMS in the Promotions tab in the UberEats app.

    The offer is valid through September 25, 2018, at 11:59pm CT. There’s a one-time use per user, however, there are reports that the promo code is valid for both domestic and international UberEats users.

    To get the discount, open the UberEats app, click on the person icon in the lower right corner and tap Promotions. Then, enter the NINJANOMS promo code and place your order.

    If you do take advantage, remember that you only have until the end of Tuesday to get the 25% discount. Also remember that UberEats counts as part of the Uber credit with the Platinum Card® from American Express. So, if you haven’t used this month’s $15 credit on a ride (or other UberEats orders), you can use that credit toward your already-discounted UberEats order.

    H/T: Doctor of Credit

  • IAU Ad Hoc Committee Publishes Revised Set of Definitions For SETI Terms (1203 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:19:00 -0400IAU Ad Hoc Committee Publishes Revised Set of Definitions For SETI TermsSlashdot

    RockDoctor writes: An ad hoc committee of the International Astronomical Union has been working for 5 months on revisions and clarifications to the definitions of various terms used in technical and popular discussions of SETI -- the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence. They've published their draft report. The terms of reference -- to account for existing popular and technical uses of the terms -- should mean that no major changes in usage occur, but interesting points do emerge from the discussion paper. For example, in discussing the term "extraterrestrial," their proposed definition ("shorthand for life or technology not originating recently on Earth") includes cover for possibilities such as "panspermia" which may be popular in "popular science," but certainly are not popular in the technical discussions. They go on to discuss that "by this definition, life on another planet with a common origin to Earth life but which diverged billions of years ago would be extraterrestrial, but Earth life accidentally brought to Mars on a human-built lander would not." Waiting for the invasion of the pedants, clutching their feet in their hands.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • American Airlines Is Handing Out Free Targeted Gold and Platinum Status (1961 characters)

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:00:00 -0400American Airlines Is Handing Out Free Targeted Gold and Platinum StatusThe Points Guy

    American Airlines is targeting some of its AAdvantage members with free status, handing out complimentary Gold or Platinum status for members to enjoy for the next few months.

    If you were targeted, you’ll have received an email from AA with the subject reading “Free Platinum status for you,” or “Free Gold status for you.” (It’s worth checking the spam folder on the email associated with your AAdvantage account.) Additionally, you can log in to your AAdvantage account and click on the Promotions tab to see if you are eligible for the free status offer.

    Those who did get the offer will be able to take advantage of the free Gold or Platinum status through January 6, 2019. For those getting the complimentary Gold status, you’ll also get 10 500-mile upgrades, and those who were targeted for Platinum status will get 20 of the 500-mile upgrades.

    Keep in mind that if you were targeted, you must sign up by October 12, 2018, meaning the complimentary status is valid for just about three months.

    The especially appealing part about these targeted offers from AA is that they’re trials of status, meaning you’ll also be able to extend the status if you find yourself liking it. If you were targeted for the Platinum offer, you’ll be able to extend that status through 2020 by earning 12,500 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or $1,500 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs). Alternatively, if you’re liking it but think you want to take it to the next level, you can elevate to Platinum Pro by earning 20,000 EQMs or $2,400 EQDs by January 31, 2019. The extension offer for those targeted for Gold status isn’t available at this time.

    It’s unclear how exactly American targets members for these free status offers. But if you were targeted, it could be worth taking advantage just to test it out. TPG values AAdvantage Gold status at $970 and Platinum status at $2,185.

    H/T: Doctor of Credit

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