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A mini fractal universe may lie inside charged black holes (if they exist)

Black holes are perhaps the strangest, least-understood objects in our universe. With so much potential — being linked to everything from wormholes to new baby universes — they have sucked in physicists for decades. 

But as strange as these known objects are, even stranger types of black holes could be dreamed up. In one upside-down, hypothetical version of the universe, a bizarre type of black hole could exist that is stranger than an M.C. Escher sketch. Now, a team of researchers has plunged into the mathematical heart of so-called charged black holes and found a slew of surprises, including an inferno of space-time and an exotic fractal landscape … and potentially more.

Related: 9 ideas about black holes that will blow your mind

Welcome to a holographic superconductor

There are all sorts of potential, hypothetical black holes: ones with or without electric charge, ones spinning or stationary, ones surrounded by

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Software company founder McAfee charged with tax evasion


FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, internet security pioneer John McAfee announces his candidacy for president in Opelika, Ala. McAfee has been charged with evading taxes after failing to report income made from promoting cryptocurrencies while also doing consulting work, making speaking engagements and selling the rights to his life story for a documentary, prosecutors in Tennessee said Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.


Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been charged with evading taxes after failing to report income made from promoting cryptocurrencies while he did consulting work, made speaking engagements and sold the rights to his life story for a documentary, prosecutors in Tennessee said Monday.

A June indictment charging McAfee with tax evasion and willful failure to file tax returns was unsealed in federal court in Memphis on Monday after McAfee’s arrest in Spain, where extradition to the U.S.

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Amazon employee arrested, charged with issuing $96,500 in fake refunds

  • An ex-Amazon employee was arrested and charged with fraud last week after the company reported him to the FBI, Amazon said on Monday.
  • The Amazon employee, Vu Ang Nguyen, is charged with wire fraud and identity theft by federal prosecutors, who say in court documents that Nguyen used his position to issue $96,508 in fraudulent refunds to himself and friends.
  • Nguyen worked as a selling support associate for Amazon.com based in Tempe, Arizona, which gave him the power to manually authorize refund requests.
  • Last month, a different Amazon employee was charged by the SEC with making $1.4 million from insider trading while working as a finance manager for the company.
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A former Amazon employee has been arrested by federal authorities and charged with committing wire fraud and identity theft, the company disclosed Monday.

Vu Ang Nguyen, who worked as an Amazon selling support

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Bowser arrested and charged for selling Nintendo Switch hacks

Two members of a console hacking and piracy organization known as Team Xecuter have been arrested and charged with fraud, one of whom is named Gary Bowser. French national Max Louarn and Bowser, originally from Canada but arrested in the Dominican Republic, allegedly led the group, which makes a line of tools for cracking locked-down gaming hardware.

Team Xecuter is a sophisticated operation known best for its Nintendo hacks, including a USB device called the SX Pro that allows the Nintendo Switch to run pirated games. The group’s for-profit motive has made it controversial in the modding and emulation communities, reports Ars Technica, because those communities tend to focus on open-source efforts and shy away from selling products that could draw the attention of both console makers and federal authorities. Team Xecuter also makes hacking tools for the Nintendo 3DS and the NES Classic, among other devices.

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2nd Texas Tech football player charged in summer racing incident arrested – News – Austin American-Statesman

A second Texas Tech football player accused of racing vehicles during an incident in late June was arrested Monday.

SaRodorick Thompson, a 20-year-old running back from Irving, was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center just before 2 p.m. Monday, according to jail records.

After posting a 10% personal bond at $2,500, Thompson represented by Fred Stangl bailed out at 4:26 p.m. Monday.

Records indicate he faces a Class B misdemeanor charge of racing stemming from a June 27 racing incident in which he’s accused of fleeing the scene while a fellow teammate was arrested.

Thompson was the Red Raiders’ leading rusher last season and again in the 2020 season opener. Tech announced later Monday that he can play in Saturday’s Big 12 opener against Texas.

“SaRodorick Thompson was notified late last week that there had been a misdemeanor warrant issued in his name,” the statement said. “Thompson and his

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Consultants charged for bribing Amazon Marketplace employees to game the platform

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted six individuals for allegedly issuing bribes to give Amazon Marketplace merchants competitive advantages. 

On Friday, US prosecutors named Ephraim Rosenberg, Joseph Nilsen, and Kristen Leccese, of New York; Georgia resident Hadis Nuhanovic, Rohit Kadimisetty, from California; and Nishad Kunji, based in Hyderabad, India, as suspects in the alleged fraud. 

According to the indictment, issued by a Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington, the six conspired to pay Amazon employees over $100,000 to secure an “unfair competitive advantage” on Amazon Marketplace. 

See also: CEO of cyber fraud startup NS8 arrested for defrauding investors in $123m scheme

The bribery bill is steep, but in return, the fraud carried a commercial worth and sales revenue of up to $100 million, the DoJ claims. 

Prosecutors allege that since at least 2017, the six acted as consultants to third-party sellers on Amazon, and two of

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Six Charged By The DOJ On Charges Of Bribing Amazon’s Employees To Break Amazon’s Rules

Illustration for article titled Six Charged In Bribery Scheme to Game Amazon’s Marketplace

Photo: Angela Weiss (Getty Images)

When folks hear the words “Amazon” and “crimes” in the same sentence, it’s usually referencing the giant’s potentially criminal anticompetitive behavior or its shitty-enough-that-it-should-be-criminal warehouse working conditions, rather than Amazon sellers scamming their way onto the DOJ’s watch list.

But 2020’s been full of surprises, and today, that’s exactly what happened: the Justice Department indictment six individuals working as consultants for Amazon’s third party sellers. Per the DOJ, the paid north of $100,000 to bribe Amazon employees and contractors to leak them internal intel or otherwise help them gain “an unfair competitive advantage” as part of a scheme stretching back to at least 2017.

“The ultimate victim from this criminal conduct is the buying public who get inferior or even dangerous goods that should have been removed from the marketplace,” said U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran, in a statement. The DoJ

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Man ‘asleep’ in speeding self-driving car charged in Canada

A driver who allegedly set his car to autopilot and then took a nap as it broke the speed limit on a rural Canadian highway has been charged with dangerous driving, police said.

The incident took place near the town of Ponoka in Alberta province, the local force said in a tweet on Thursday.

“The car appeared to be self-driving, travelling over 140 km/h with both front seats completely reclined & occupants appeared to be asleep,” it said.

According to Canadian public broadcaster CBC, the car was an electric Tesla model set to autopilot and the man charged was 20 years old.

The speed limit on that section of the highway is 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph), it added.

Police Sergeant Darrin Turnbull told CBC that he was “speechless” and had not seen such a case in his two-decade career — “but of course the technology wasn’t there”.


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Uber Safety Driver in Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash Charged With Negligent Homicide

Dashcam footage taken moments before Elaine Herzberg was struck by the self-driving car.

Dashcam footage taken moments before Elaine Herzberg was struck by the self-driving car.
Screenshot: Tempe Police Department

The human driver meant to act as a fail-safe for an autonomous Uber car that struck and killed a Tempe, Arizona woman has been charged with neglicgent homicide by local authorities, the Associated Press reports. The 2018 crash was the first recorded case of a pedestrian being killed by a self-driving car.

Phoenix officials formally charged Rafaela Vasquez with the negligent homicide of Elaine Herzberg, the 49-year old Tempe resident who was killed while walking her bike across the Mill Avenue. The car in question—which was traveling within the speed limit of 45 mph at the time of the crash—was operating in autonomous mode with Vasquez acting as a safety operator while Uber trialed the new technology within Tempe. No additional passengers were on board.

Investigators found the self-driving AI contained

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Power Your Laptop In The Middle Of Nowhere And Keep Your Phone Fully Charged

Have you ever been stuck somewhere without any access to power? I’m thinking about situations like an outdoor photoshoot where you need to top up camera batteries and use a laptop running Adobe Photoshop. Or how about being able to carry on working when there’s a power cut? Back in the 1980s, we used to have UPS (uninterruptible power supplies), large boxes with massive rechargeable batteries inside that could automatically turn on and keep a computer running within milliseconds of a power cut. 

Fortunately, these days, out laptops don’t gobble up quite so much power but it’s still useful to have a source of back-up power when you need it and many of us already use power banks for

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