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    Routing Around Congestion: Defeating DDoS Attacks and Adverse Network Conditions via Reactive…

    In this paper, we present Nyx, the first system to both effectively mitigate modern Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks regardless of the amount of traffic under adversarial control and function without outside cooperation or an Internet redesign. Nyx approaches the problem of DDoS mitigation as a routing problem rather than a filtering problem. This conceptual shift allows Nyx to avoid many of the common shortcomings of existing academic and commercial DDoS mitigation systems. By leveraging how Autonomous Systems (ASes) handle route advertisement in the existing Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Nyx allows the deploying AS to achieve isolation of traffic from a critical upstream AS off of attacked links and onto alternative, uncongested, paths. This isolation removes the need for filtering or de-prioritizing attack traffic. Nyx controls outbound paths through normal BGP path selection, while return paths from critical ASes are controlled through the use of specific techniques we developed using existing traffic engineering principles and require no outside coordination. Using our own realistic Internet-scale simulator, we find that in more than 98% of cases our system can successfully route critical traffic around network segments under transit-link DDoS attacks; a new form of DDoS attack where the attack traffic never reaches the victim AS, thus invaliding defensive filtering, throttling, or prioritization strategies. More significantly, in over 95% of those cases, the alternate path provides complete congestion relief from transit-link DDoS. Nyx additionally provides complete congestion relief in over 75% of cases when the deployer is being directly attacked.

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    Narcopaths Believe It’s Their Freedom of Speech To Harass You With Uppity Word Salads

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    Juno and The New Jupiter | Steve Levin

    Juno and The New Jupiter: What Have We Learned So Far? – NASA JPL

    Jupiter, also known as Jove, was the supreme God in the Roman mythology pantheon. Like many of the figures of Roman mythology, Jupiter was appropriated from the Greeks, and is virtually identical to the supreme God Zeus in Greek mythology.

    Jupiter was known as the Roman god of the heavens and the sky. He was considered to be the patron deity of the Roman state, in charge of laws and social order. Along with Juno and Minerva, Jupiter was the chief member of the Capitoline Triad, a group of the three foremost deities in Roman religion during its time. Triads held a central place in the public religion of Rome, as well as in Hinduism and even in Plato’s tripartite theory of the soul. We can still see this in modern times, for instance in the Roman Catholic Church.

    The god’s name was also adopted as the title of the planet Jupiter, fifth planet from the sun and fittingly the largest celestial body in our solar system. Roman worship of Jupiter has had a lasting impact upon the Western world. In English, the adjective “jovial,” which comes from Jupiter’s alternative name “Jove,” is still used today to describe people who are jolly, optimistic, and buoyant in temperament.

    Jupiter was the original namesake of the weekday that would come to be known in English as Thursday. The contemporary name comes from the Old English Þunresdæg meaning “Day of Thor”, the comparable sky god of the Norse pantheon. In Latin, Thursday is known as Iovis Dies or “Jupiter’s Day” and many European langauges still refer to this day of the week in the connection to Jupiter, such as the French jeudi and the Spanish jueves.

    Jupiter or Iuppiter is a vocative compound derived from the archaic Latin Iovis and pater (Latin for father). Linguistic studies identify the Latin theonym Jupiter as having derived from the phonologically similar proto-Indo-European compound *dyēus- pəter-, which refers to the “Father God,” ruler of the daytime sky. This is the very same deity from whom also derives the Sanskrit Dyaus or Dyaus Pita (“Sky Father”) of the Vedas, the Germanic *Tiwaz, and of course the Greek Zeus. This word *dyēus- pəter- itself derives from the proto-Indo-European root diu, meaning “bright” or “to shine,” referring to the light of the sun and sky in daytime.

    For the Romans, as well as other mythological systems derived from proto-Indo-European roots such as that of the Vedas and the Norse, the god of the sky was also the supreme god. Thus, the similarity between Jupiter’s Latin title and those given to the celestial gods in the Sanskrit, Germanic and Greek languages provides strong linguistic evidence that the god had a connection to the Proto-Indo-European sky god.

    Speaker: Dr. Steve Levin – Juno Project Scientist and lead co-investigator for Juno’s MicroWave Radiometer instrument – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, May 17 2018

    Juno is a solar-powered spacecraft which has been orbiting Jupiter since July 4, 2016. For a few hours every 53 days, Juno passes within a few thousand kilometers of the giant planet and collects a wealth of new information about Jupiter. Learn more about some of Juno’s current science results on the planet’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere, and magnetosphere, and the science expected from Juno in the coming years.

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    Making nano-cones with Neo Magnets

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    Talk Africa : Grappling with Disaster

    Climate change has become very real for Africans in the recent past. It has caused thousands of deaths, cost millions in property damage and brought untold suffering to hundreds of thousands across the continent.

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    These Amateur Sleuths Think They’ve Found CIA Black-Site Clues At A North Carolina Airport (HBO)

    A small group of people in Johnston County NC are investigating their state’s role in the CIA’s torture and rendition program. Last fall, they had a series of public hearings on the subject and on May 7th they’re planning to meet with their commissioners in an effort to compel their county’s very conservative board of commissioners to issue a ban on the use of public resources for rendition or torture, and to publicly acknowledge what they found: that a CIA contractor called Aero operating out of the local county airport, handled some 80% of rendition flights between September 2001 and March 2004.

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    Truths That Transform – Government: A Fearful Master

    Christian Persecution is at an all-time high around the world, especially in areas dominated by radical Islam. We have put together a petition calling upon the Leadership of the House of Representatives to cut funding to countries that are actively persecuting Christians. To get a copy of the petition, and a prayer reminder bookmark, please visit

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    The Bible teaches that government is instituted by God, and is necessary for keeping the peace. But America’s founders also recognized the biblical principle of man’s sinfulness. As a result, they placed checks on governmental power.

    But those checks are being done away with at an alarming rate as the government grows ever-larger. On today’s program, you’ll discover the Founders’ intent for American government, and the danger of letting government take the place of God.

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    How To Know Which MacBook You Should Buy

    It can be difficult trying to decide which MacBook is the right laptop for you. Apple laptops are not a cheap investment. Sadly, there is no perfect computer in the MacBook line up right now. Business Insider Senior Tech Correspondent, Steve Kovach breaks down the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. You may be surprised as to which laptop is the best option for now.

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    Steve Kovach: It’s never been a worst time to buy a new MacBook. Apple has three different models: The MacBook Air, the regular MacBook, and the MacBook Pro, but each one comes with this killer trade-off that makes it hard to recommend one over all of the others.

    This is the MacBook Air. It has a lot to like here. It has all the ports a lot of people need: Standard USB ports, an SD card reader, a display out. And that’s good because today, a lot of modern laptops require you to buy dongles and other accessories in order to work with stuff you want to plug into it. There are some drawbacks though. It’s barely changed in the last eight years, and meanwhile, Windows laptops and some of the more expensive MacBooks have really upped their design game, reducing the bezels, putting on hi-res screens. It’s not great for watching video, or doing graphics, or anything like that. It’s just a basic machine that you can get at a pretty good price. It’s still under 1,000 bucks and there are rumors that it’s gonna drop even further later this year.

    But under the hood, it checks all the boxes you’re gonna want. It has one of the most powerful Intel processors in a form factor like this. Battery life is incredible; you could get, at least, 12 hours a day on it, meaning you don’t have to worry about carrying around a charger everywhere you go, and even though it does look a little bit older, it’s still plenty portable and light enough to take around with you.

    Now let’s talk about the regular MacBook. This one came out a few years ago you might remember, and it looks great. It wowed a lot of people. The design is impeccable. It’s almost like an iPad bolted on to a keyboard. It’s super thin, super light. It has a full-sized keyboard and, of course, that gorgeous hi-res Retina display. But there are also a ton of drawbacks to this one. First of all, it only has one port that you use for everything. But the problem is, without a dongle, you can’t charge and plug in an accessory at the same time. And most accessories don’t work with Thunderbolt right now, so you’re gonna need a dongle anyway.

    Another problem with the MacBook is the power performance. It’s way underpowered compared to the, even the MacBook Air. You’re not gonna be able to do a lot of photo editing, or video editing, or other intensive tasks. And it’s way too expensive for what you get, spec by spec. At 1,300 bucks, you’re essentially paying for the design and portability above everything else.

    Finally, there’s the MacBook Pro. This is Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop, and it comes in two sizes: 13 inch and 15 inch. On top of the new design, which was inspired by the regular MacBook, the MacBook Pro has four Thunderbolt ports, meaning you can plug more stuff in it at once, and charge, but the marquee feature of the MacBook Pro is the new TouchBar. When Apple first introduced the TouchBar, it tried to make it seem a lot cooler than it was, but really what it does is it makes it more annoying to hunt down the keys you wanna find. A lot of users who have bought the MacBook Pro for the last couple of years, have complained that specs of dust or dirt can get caught in the keys, and, essentially, ruin the device. That seems like a stupid, fatal flaw for something that’s so expensive to use, and Apple still hasn’t really addressed the issue.

    There is one dark horse candidate. If you can find the older version of the MacBook Pro, the model before the big redesign a couple years ago, get that one instead. Some resellers have refurbished models, and it performs just as well as today’s MacBook Pro. There’s no perfect answer when it comes to picking a new MacBook right now. Each model has it’s own critical flaw, and the whole lineup is in dire need of a refresh. If you absolutely need a new MacBook, take a look at the MacBook Air first. Yes, it feels old and antiquated, but at least it checks all the boxes for what most people need.

    Steve Jobs: It’s so thin, it even fits inside one of these envelopes that we’ve all seen floating around the office. And so, let me go ahead and show it to you now.

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