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Thailand cave rescue: Why can't they drill from above, other questions you want answered

The 12 boys and their coach who are trapped in an underground cave in Thailand have riveted attention on efforts to rescue them. Authorities describe the situation as a race against time to avoid death.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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What I’ve learned from nearly three years of enterprise Wi-Fi at home

Enlarge / A USG router, a 10-gigabit Ethernet switch, and a 48-port PoE switch. This is what it sounds like when fans cry. (credit: Lee Hutchinson) Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs. There is a moment of perfect stillness after the cable slips through my fingers and vanishes back up ...

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Who was the former Thai navy SEAL who died during cave rescue operations to save soccer team?

Former Sgt. Saman Kunan, who was working as a volunteer alongside rescuers, died early Friday morning trying to free a stranded soccer team from a cave in Thailand.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Trump launches $34 billion trade war and China 'immediately' fires back

China’s foreign ministry said that tit-for-tat duties on U.S. goods took immediate effect Friday after Washington’s tariffs on $ 34 billion worth of Chinese goods kicked in at 12:01 a.m. ET.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Trump says NFL's new anthem policy 'worse than not standing’

At rally in Montana, president says allowing NFL players to stay in locker room during anthem is 'worse than not standing.'           GANNETT Syndication Service

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'Hero or zero?': Thailand abuzz over coach who led boys into cave – then kept them alive

Ekapol Chanthawong, 25, the coach of the young soccer team trapped in a flooded Thailand cave, is drawing fire for leading the boys into the mess — and accolades for his subsequent efforts to keep them alive.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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The BeOS file system, an OS geek retrospective

HD, so like… a high-definition floppy? It’s the day after Independence Day in the US, and much of our staff is just returning to their preferred work machines. If this was 1997 instead of 2018, that would mean booting up BeOS for some. The future-of-operating-systems-that-never-was arrived just over 20 years ago, so in light of the holiday, we’re resurfacing this ...

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Thailand cave drama: Rescuers race to drain water from caverns before new rains arrive

Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach, officials said Thursday.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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