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    Politico Is Donald Trump qualified to be president?PoliticoH.L. Mencken declared there was only one way to look at a politician – “down.” Likewise, there’s really only one way to look at the first presidential debate on Monday: as the first serious job interview for potential President Donald John Trump – an …5 things to watch […]...

    CNN 5 things to watch at Monday night’s Clinton-Trump debateCNNNew York (CNN) Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off for the first time on the debate stage Monday night, the biggest moment of the already extraordinary 2016 presidential race. With national polls showing a tight race just six weeks out from …The Pundit Industrial Complex […]...

    ESPN The force that drove Arnold PalmerESPNTom Rinaldi reflects on the life and legacy of Arnold Palmer, who has died at the age of 87. (5:27). Facebook · Twitter; Pinterest · Email; comment. 2:12 AM ET. Ian O’ConnorESPN Senior Writer. Close. Ian O’Connor has won numerous national awards as a …One story, of many stories, that […]...

    ESPN Arnold Palmer’s connection to fans grew his army by leaps and boundsESPNESPN senior golf writer Bob Harig points out that golf wouldn’t be anywhere close to where it is today without Arnold Palmer and the way he could bring the support of the masses behind him to the sport. (1:29). Facebook · Twitter · […]...

    ESPN Arnold Palmer left an imprint on everyone he metESPNESPN senior golf writer Jason Sobel explains the massive impact Arnold Palmer had off the course, including founding hospitals and concocting drinks that will forever bear his name. (1:41). Facebook · Twitter; Pinterest · Email; comment. 12:12 AM ET.One story, of many stories, that tells of […]...

    NBCNews.com For Trump-Clinton Debate, The Biggest Rules Are SecretNBCNews.comWhen Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off for their first debate on Monday, a strict set of rules are designed to govern the event. Besides the candidates themselves, however, virtually no one actually knows what the rules say. It’s a curious …Why Donald Trump Should Not […]...

    USA TODAY Charlotte lifts curfew in wake of protests following fatal shootingUSA TODAYCHARLOTTE — Top officials on Sunday lifted a curfew in place since Thursday in last week’s fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. In a tweet late Sunday, Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Trevor M. Fuller, chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County …Two years after […]...

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) – A crowd of more than 100 chanted and marched outside an NFL game in Charlotte on Sunday, after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers failed to quell nearly a week of protests in North Carolina’s largest city. Powered by WPeMatico...

    Washington Post A huge moment for Clinton and Trump at first of three debatesWashington PostA roller coaster of a campaign 18 months in the making arrives Monday at a huge moment for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: a 90-minute debate, with much of the nation expected to tune in amid great uncertainty about what they’ll […]...

    CNN Team Trump: We didn’t invite Gennifer FlowersCNN(CNN) Donald Trump’s campaign manager and running mate said Sunday the GOP candidate doesn’t want Gennifer Flowers — who had an affair with Bill Clinton in the 1970s — at Monday night’s presidential debate. “We have not invited her formally, and we …How to Beat Trump in a DebateSlate […]...
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    Spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowled India to a comprehensive 197-run victory over New Zealand Monday on the fifth and final day of their country's landmark 500th Test.

    CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Monday that Egyptians must join hands with his government to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that struck last week when a Europe-bound boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, with the loss of at least 170 lives....

    Britain's housing market showed signs of slowing in August with the number of mortgages approved by banks falling to its lowest level since January 2015 and analysts said they expected further weakness ahead as Brexit uncertainty dampens demand next year. British banks approved 36,997 mortgages for house purchases last month, down from 37,672 in July and 21 percent lower than in August 2015, the British Bankers' Association said on Monday. The figu...


    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German chemical maker Lanxess said on Monday it was confident that no rival bidder would trump its $2.7 billion takeover offer for U.S. peer Chemtura .

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    A prominent Jordanian writer was shot dead Sunday on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook. Nahed Hattar was struck by three bullets before the alleged assassin was arrested at the scene of the shooting in Amman's central Abdali district, said the official ...

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Western countries were not coping with their obligations on Syria, Interfax news agency quoted him as saying. Lavrov also said the United States wanted to put forward additional conditions before implementing a deal on Syria and that Russia would demand a very thorough investigation into a strike on an aid convoy in Syria, RIA, another Russian news agency, cited him as saying. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Alexander Winning)...

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived near Turkey's border with Syria where he is scheduled to visit a camp for Syrian refugees....

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    Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.Read more...

    Gawker.com will cease operations today. I asked former editors of the site to help us send it off. Thanks for reading, commenting, and tipping. Long live Gawker. —APRead more...

    I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by the argument that Janet Malcolm famously made in The Journalist and the Murderer: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”Read more......

    A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com. Read more...

    Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always. Read more...

    Breakups have a way of robbing you of your identity, especially when you’re the one who’s being broken up with. If the union was worth joining in the first place, severing it disrupts your habits, your decision-making, your system of loving. It erases the mutations your love has engendered. You don’t even get to keep them in a jar of formaldehyde. Your best chance at preservation is art.Read more......

    A cool sunset does more for a hot publication’s glory than all the sweaty days of its actual word-pushing. As night falls—and night always falls, honey—plenty of beloveds return and gather round to tamp down the grave. Some come to tap-dance because every media graveyard has sad ghouls.Read more......

    Goodnight, friends.Read more...

    The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity.Read more...

    Trump has been promoted this week from statue to puppet.Read more...
    What a fearsome fabulous foursome! The amazing cast of Will & Grace all came together for an epic reunion this weekend and we are absolutely loving the pictures that have come out of it! Related: Corey Haim And Others Snubbed During Oscars' In Memoriam Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes all joined forces on Saturday [...]...

    Love to see Idina Menzel livin' it up with her new engagement ring in tow! The star stepped out on Saturday night (above) to enjoy the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival, and in doing so, she showed off the piece of bling she received in her engagement to boyfriend Aaron Lohr!! Related: Idina Will Star In The Remake [...]...

    We're still reeling from the death of such a young, promising talent who had such fun on the baseball field. ICYMI this morning, Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernandez died overnight in a boating accident in Miami, and the team canceled their game today after reeling from the unimaginable tragedy. Related: Actor Bill Nunn Dead At 62 A [...]...

    This is an interesting law to have been passed! On Saturday afternoon, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring entertainment websites like IMDb to remove — or not post in the first place — an actor's age or birthday upon request from the specific actor. The law, known now as AB 1687, will take effect on January [...]...

    This is SOOOO funny!!! The British royal family is in Canada this weekend for an official goodwill visit, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted them as they arrived on the plane in the city of Victoria, British Columbia. The only problem was, well, Prince George was NOT feeling the Prime Minister! LOLz!! Related: Will & Kate Are Reportedly [...]...

    Looks like Nicole Richie had quite the nice 35th birthday party! The celeb socialite celebrated her birthday alongside all kinds of celebs in a Friday night disco-themed bash at The Standard in Hollywood — and we are loving all the pictures snapped to Nicole IG story (above)!!! Related: Benji Madden Wishes Cameron Diaz A Happy Birthday! With husband [...]...

    Hollywood had a bombshell this week when it was revealed that an alleged A-list actor was involved in sexually abusing Corey Haim as a young star in the 1980s. But now, Haim's mother Judy is pointing her sights straight at the person who kicked off those allegations with an interview back in May: Corey Feldman. And Judy [...]...

    It's the end of an era! ICYMI: Angelina Jolie shocked fans around the globe when she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. While there have been a ton of conflicting reports about what ACTUALLY caused the twosome to split, it seems the former powerhouse couple mainly butted heads over their differing parenting styles. Sigh! Nonetheless, the end [...]...

    Sometimes saying nothing says more than speaking your mind! Maybe that was the case last night with Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, who were all smiles — kinda — while caught by the paparazzi as they were leaving a New York restaurant on Saturday night (pictured leaving, above). Video: See George Clooney Find Out About Brad & [...]...

    And now, more news about this divorce is coming to light from both camps. According to reports out Sunday morning, Angelina Jolie's political ambitions with the United Nations may have caused a rift between her and Brad Pitt, at least based on a source "close to the couple." Related: Angelina Is Reportedly 'In Agony' TMZ is reporting that [...]...
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are not going to have big financial issues, because they were only married for 2 years and they might have been expecting a divorce since day 1 ... 'cause they have a prenup spelling out exactly who gets what ...… ...

    Lil Wayne just caught a major break in his legal war with Birdman ... a judge is forcing Baby to open his books to account for millions Weezy says he never saw. Wayne had previously asked to see Birdman's financial records to find out how he burned… ...

    Rampage Jackson would kick the ever-living crap outta Brock Lesnar ... at least according to Rampage ... who says, huge weight difference or not, he'd win the fight. TMZ Sports saw Jackson outside of 1 OAK in L.A. this week ... when a potential… ...

    Lindsay Lohan did NOT pay the bills during her relationship with Egor Tarabasov -- in fact, it's exactly the opposite ... so say sources close to Egor. Lindsay went on Russian TV and said Egor was a slacker who didn't contribute a dime to the… ...

    Kiefer Sutherland is a HUGE hockey fan ... and although he doesn't hit the ice as much as he used to ... he still remembers which celebrity opponent delivered the hardest check. TMZ Sports ran into the "Designated Survivor" star ... who tells us… ...

    One of the guys from Jagged Edge doesn't want the party outside his house, if the party involves a kid on a skateboard ... according to the kid's mom, who says the singer and his crew beat her down. The woman is Brandon Casey's next door neighbor,… ...

    Before this plaid princess had the world smiling with her, she was just another brown-haired beauty in Milton, Massachusetts. Can you guess who she is?

    Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer has died, his family confirms. Palmer died Sunday at his home in Pennsylvania ... but details are unclear. Golfweek first reported the death. Arnold Palmer was a 7-time major championship winner ... and became the most… ...

    Jose Fernandez was a man of the sea in the weeks before his tragic death. The Marlins pitcher and some buddies fished and partied it up in the waters around Miami.  One of the shots appears to be the same type of boat that crashed into a jetty… ...

    Once Kim Kardashian and Kanye West settle into their renovated Hidden Hills home ... they'll never have to leave, not even for a haircut or a movie. The couple is a few months out from moving into their 5-acre compound. The unfinished… ...
    Somehow this photo cleared the Zuckerberg bare bottom negation algorithm, and thank God it did. Ariel Winter's work needs to be seen, her voice heard, her ass painted. read more

    Pia Mia Perez is easily written off. Less easily so when showing off her titties in a pink bikini because you tried to write her off. Now who feels schooled? read more

    At least half of the Mr. Skin segments begin with this piece of hot actress doesn't show shit in this new major motion picture but here she is flashing her tits in some indie movie you never saw. read more...

    When last we checked with huntsman and prematurely retired Chicago White Sox slugger Adam LaRoche, he was busting child sex rings in Vietnam for his adventure vacation. read more

    The daughter from the marriage Johnny Depp broke off to be with Amber Heard seems to be doing well. Gaunt, pale, heroin chic. It's all you can ask for at seventeen. At least once you've tossed both school and an honest job out the window as options. read more...

    If anything you had to hope that lovable assaultive prankster Vitalii Sediuk took a crack at Serena Williams heading to her Fashion Week designer affair in Milan. read more

    Amy Schumer put Girl's Life magazine on notice to quit it with the being pretty and having nice hair and makeup and breakup tip for girls. Especially in contrast to Boy's Life which features dream jobs for boys like fireman or fighter pilot or a guy cleaning a dog's... read more...

    Gucci Mane was just let off of house arrest after serving a few years in the joint for a weapons violation stemming from a probation violation stemming from his being a career criminal. He's been in and out of jail for the last fifteen years and in the meantime he's... read more...

    Lindsay Lohan spoke about her time banging Russian trust fund douche Egor Tarabasov, and has now revealed that he physically abused her. You should really never blame the victim. Yet sometimes it's helpful to question whether the victim is actually a victim, or if someone... read more...

    It's all shits and giggles when discussing the ridiculous lives and mentalities of young celebrity models. But you can't touch. That's where the First Amendment ends. Or whatever they call it in Italy. Probably something that sounds profound but has little support among... read more...
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    GOG is extending its efforts to liberate your games from Steam's copyright protection. Alongside a back-to-school sale, the online game store is expanding its GOG Connect effort to cover 17 more games, including Hotline Miami, the 2013 Shadow Warrio......

    Using your face to unlock your smartphone, or seeing Google or Facebook's algorithms identify your friends and family proves that facial recognition tech can be useful. But where there's a will, there's a way to... repurpose technology for the adult......

    SpaceX has done its first test of the Raptor rocket engine that will take humans to Mars as early as 2024, Elon Musk said in a series of tweets. It was fired at the company's McGregor, Texas facility on a stand that can handle the extreme thrust. Poi......

    Attempts to clamp down on free speech online aren't just limited to public social network posts. Tanzania has charged five men with insulting President John Magufuli on social networks, one of whom (lecturer Dennis Mtegwa) is accused of offending the......

    If you were hoping that your new, energy-efficient TV might help save the planet (and your power bill), you're in for bad news. Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group, has published research showing that the US' energy ra......

    Now that the Angry Birds movie has proven to be a financial success, other studios want in on the mobile-games-as-movies trend. New Line Cinema has secured the rights to a Fruit Ninja movie already in development by game creator Halfbrick Studios an......

    The Hubble Space Telescope still isn't done giving up secrets of the early universe. Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that a patch of 10 billion-year-old galaxies in Hubble's Ultra Deep Field......

    Journalists are no stranger to making enemies bent on retaliation. However, it's becoming increasingly difficult to survive that retaliation in internet era... just ask security writer Brian Krebs. An unknown party knocked his website offline last......

    Minecraft is close to some updates that could seriously alter how you play if you like to mess with game mechanics... or simply immerse yourself in a virtual world. An upgrade arriving October 18th for Minecraft's Windows 10, Pocket and Gear VR edit......

    When Google first introduced Project Loon, its internet balloons used static algorithms to change altitude and stay in position. While clever, they were limited -- Google couldn't do much to adapt to unexpected weather patterns, which are quite comm......
    While the latest smart gizmo tends to grab headlines, industry experts are urging urban leaders to focus more on smart city challenges with their citizens, rather than the technology, said attendees at the VERGE 16 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. where leaders in the smart cities space gathered. A key sentiment that emerged from the conference was that leaders in government and... Read more » The post ...

    If you envision the Chicago of the future, complete with sprawling skyscrapers, delivery drones, and automated cars cruising down brightly-lit streets, you probably aren’t imagining the same city as some of Chicago’s government officials. In recently-proposed legislation, the city of Chicago may well ban automated vehicles entirely. Aldermen Ed Burke and Anthony Beale prop...

    People may be wondering what is leading automotive giant Ford to acquire ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot. The app-based service is well suited to Ford’s mobility goals. It already uses Ford Transit Connect vans to shuttle people around the city and accelerates the company’s vision of a ride-sharing platfor...

    Another company jumped on the blockchain bandwagon in a big way, with Wanxiang’s $30 billion smart city project. The Chinese electric car maker announced the mega-project at the Global Blockchain Summit. Wanxiang said that it will invest $30 billion in a project that will integrate blockchain technologies with smart city innovations. The project wi...

    If you’ve been wearing a fitness tracker for a while and have been disappointed in the results you’ve received, you’re not alone. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that fitness trackers could be...

    The Alphabet Inc. subsidiary focused on urban innovation, Sidewalk Labs, suffered a setback as porn and privacy concerns beset its public web terminals on New York City streets. Bloomberg says the web-surfing component of the experimental LinkNYC project is being scaled back after four years. The project lead is CityBridge, a consortium of companies led by Google’s Sidewalk Labs. As...

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released their long-awaited guidelines for automated vehicles. On the same day of release, Obama published an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, declaring his support for self-driving car technology and stating a focus on automated vehicle safety. He also promised the public that the government would have the authority...

    With public infrastructure funding in the U.S. nearly tapped out, a new study says smart city projects could tap into billions in private funds, according to a report by Siemens Financial Services into funding for smart cities. The report found that smaller “SmartStart” projects have the potential to access around $33 billion in private sector asset... Read more » The post How cities can to tap into $33B i...

    The former head of U.K. mobile telecoms giant O2 warns an antiquated “analog” mindset among government could stunt the development of smart cities. Ronan Dunne mused on the challenges facing smart cities in the U.K. He recently left his role as head of TelefĂłnica’s U.K. mobile subsidiary O2 to take over Verizon’s wireless unit. See also:... Read more » The post ...

    Sometimes we sit back at ReadWrite, take in the overwhelming opportunities and challenges of this thing we call the Internet of Things and realize sometimes we just want to have a little fun while we discover something awesome. Enter JerkyBot: We had a debate on this here at ReadWrite. There’s no way this...
    As our DVRs, cameras, and routers join the Internet of Things, long-time Slashdot reader galgon wonders if he's already been compromised: There has been a number of stories of IoT devices becoming part of botnets and being used in distributed denial of service attacks. If these devices are seemingly working correctly to the user, how would they ever know the device was compromised? Is there anything the average user can do to detect when they have a misbehaving device on their network? I'm curious how many Slashdot readers are even using IoT devices -- so leave your best answers in the comments. How would you know if your IoT device is part of a botnet? ...

    An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: Following a common technique among political pollsters, a technology columnist combined the results from various measures of programming language popularity for a more definitive answer about the most important languages to study. He used IEEE Spectrum's interactive list of the top programming languages, which lets you adjust the weight given to the number of job listings and number or open source projects, then combined it with the TIOBE Index (which is based on search engine results), and the PYPL Index, which checks the number of tutorials for each programming language on Google. The results? "The top cluster contains Java, C, Python, and C++. Without a doubt, you should attain familiarity with these four languages." He points out they're not tied to a specific programming platform, unlike languages in the second cluster -- JavaScript, C#, PHP, and Swift -- while the last two languages in the top 10 were Objective-C and R. "The C-family of lang...

    An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: Amazon will open a 100-turbine, 253-megawatt wind farm in Texas by the end of next year -- generating enough energy to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes. Amazon already has wind farms in Indiana, North Carolina, and Ohio (plus a solar farm in Virginia), and 40% of the power for AWS already comes from renewable sources, but Amazon's long-term plan is to raise that to 100%. But several of the world's largest tech companies are already pursuing their own aggressive renewable energy programs, according to Fortune. Google "has said it's the largest non-utility purchaser of renewable energy in the world. Apple claims that in 2015, 93% of its energy came from renewable sources, and its data centers are already 100% run on renewables (though that claim does rely on carbon trading). Facebook, which also uses Texas wind facilities, is aiming for 50% of its data center power to come from renewables by 2018. Even slightly smaller companies like Salesforce have m...

    An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes ComputerWorld: Vint Cerf is considered a father of the internet, but that doesn't mean there aren't things he would do differently if given a fresh chance to create it all over again. "If I could have justified it, putting in a 128-bit address space would have been nice so we wouldn't have to go through this painful, 20-year process of going from IPv4 to IPv6," Cerf told an audience of journalists Thursday... For security, public key cryptography is another thing Cerf would like to have added, had it been feasible. Trouble is, neither idea is likely to have made it into the final result at the time. "I doubt I could have gotten away with either one," said Cerf, who won a Turing Award in 2004 and is now vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google. "So today we have to retrofit... If I could go back and put in public key crypto, I probably would try." Vint Cerf answered questions from Slashdot users back in 2011. ...

    An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes Motherboard: Real-life Transformers are apparently already a thing thanks to a Turkish company called Letvision. They can't do battle with Decepticons, but they can turn their heads from side to side and move their arms and fingers and, erm, shoot smoke from between their legs. Oh, and they can do the whole changing from a 2013 BMW to an upright robot bit [video]. That's pretty cool, too. But of course there's a catch. Each of the four available Transformers (which Letvision gave the copyright-friendly name of "Letrons") has a functional steering wheel, but you can only "drive" them remotely because Letvision stuffed the seating spaces with the hydraulics and electronics needed for the conversion. Letvision's demo video has the clever title "Rise of LETRONS", and shows the vehicle spontaneously beginning its transformation after a newscaster announces, "Our country is under invasion by extraterrestrials." ...

    Slashdot reader theweatherelectric writes: Over on Streaming Media, Amit Jain from Yahoo has written a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Yahoo's HTML5 video player. He writes, "Adobe Flash, once the de-facto standard for media playback on the web, has lost favor in the industry due to increasing concerns over security and performance. At the same time, requiring a plugin for video playback in browsers is losing favor among users as well. As a result, the industry is moving toward HTML5 for video playback... At Yahoo, our video player uses HTML5 across all modern browsers for video playback. In this post we will describe our journey to providing an industry-leading playback experience using HTML5, lay out some of the challenges we faced, and discuss opportunities we see going forward." Yet another brick in the wall? YouTube and Twitch have already switched to HTML5, and last year Google started automatically converting Flash ads to HTML5. ...

    An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes ZDNet: Google has open-sourced a model for its machine-learning system, called Show and Tell, which can view an image and generate accurate and original captions... The image-captioning system is available for use with TensorFlow, Google's open machine-learning framework, and boasts a 93.9 percent accuracy rate on the ImageNet classification task, inching up from previous iterations. The code includes an improved vision model, allowing the image-captioning system to recognize different objects in images and hence generate better descriptions. An improved image model meanwhile aids the captioning system's powers of description, so that it not only identifies a dog, grass and frisbee in an image, but describes the color of grass and more contextual detail. ...

    A new research paper suggest climate change opponents are "simulating coherence by conspiracism". Slashdot reader Layzej says the paper "examines this behavior at the aggregate level, but gives many examples where contradictory ideas are held by the same individual, and sometimes are presented within a single publication." From the paper: Claims that the globe "is cooling" can coexist with claims that the "observed warming is natural" and that "the human influence does not matter because warming is good for us". Coherence between these mutually contradictory opinions can only be achieved at a highly abstract level, namely that "something must be wrong" with the scientific evidence in order to justify a political position against climate change mitigation... In a nutshell, the opposition to greenhouse gas emission cuts is the unifying and coherent position underlying all manifestations of climate science denial... Climate science denial is therefore perhaps best understood as a ratio...

    Slashdot reader MojoKid quotes a HotHardware article about Microsoft's new patent filing for an OS "mediation component": This is Microsoft's all-seeing-eye that monitors all textual input within apps to intelligently decipher what the user is trying to accomplish. All of this information could be gathered from apps like Word, Skype, or even Notepad by the Mediator and processed. So when the user goes to, for example, the Edge web browser to further research a topic, those contextual concepts are automatically fed into a search query. The search engine (e.g., Bing and Cortana) uses contextual rankers to adjust the ranking of the default suggested queries to produce more relevant [results]. The operating system...tracks all textual data displayed to the user by any application, and then performs clustering to determine the user intent (contextually). The article argues this feels "creepy and big brother-esque," and while Microsoft talks of defining a "task continuum," suggests the pa...

    We're moving to a world of voice interactions processed by AI. Now Long-time Slashdot reader jernst asks, "Will we ever be able to do that without going through somebody's proprietary silo like Amazon's or Apple's?" A decade ago, we in the free and open-source community could build our own versions of pretty much any proprietary software system out there, and we did... But is this still true...? Where are the free and/or open-source versions of Siri, Alexa and so forth? The trouble, of course, is not so much the code, but in the training. The best speech recognition code isn't going to be competitive unless it has been trained with about as many millions of hours of example speech as the closed engines from Apple, Google and so forth have been. How can we do that? The same problem exists with AI. There's plenty of open-source AI code, but how good is it unless it gets training and retraining with gigantic data sets? And even with that data, Siri gets trained with a massive farm of G...
     Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, may be about to get into bicycles. Bike sharing, to be precise. The company, which is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of Uber’s business unit in China, today revealed that it has invested in bike-sharing startup Ofo. Read More ...

     Is Facebook having — A) An existential crisis B) An attack of conscience C) A mid-life crisis D) None of the above? Read More

     Procrastination is easy, but it can cost you. And if you wait until this weekend to purchase tickets to Disrupt London 2016, it will definitely cost you some hard-earned pounds — 400 of them, to be exact. Friday, September 30 is the final day to score tickets to Disrupt at the extra early bird price point of just ÂŁ800 each (or ÂŁ700 each when you buy two) and you can get your Disrupt… Read More ...

     The company behind iconic music magazine Rolling Stone has sold a 49 percent share in the business to a startup from Singapore in a bid to grow its international reach. Read More

     Let’s settle this, once and for all: Clickbaiting is the intentional act of over-promising or otherwise misrepresenting — in a headline, on social media, in an image, or some combination — what you’re going to find when you read a story on the web. Currently, clickbait is often characterized by wording like, “You won’t believe” or “What… Read More ...

     Having read the European Commission’s original ruling, some prior rulings, the Treasury’s white paper about the European Commission’s actions and a lot of analysis in the tax community, in my opinion, the EC is over-reaching in their decision on Apple. Read More ...

     Fresh from raising $275 million this August at around a $1 billion valuation, Deliveroo is now taking the next step in its bid to corner the market in Europe and other markets for high-end, high-concept restaurant food delivery; and turn the Deliveroo business profitable in the process. The startup is launching a new service catering specifically for the corporate market, Deliveroo for… Read More ...

     The coffee wars of San Francisco are back on! We’re now hearing from sources that Blue Bottle is raising a big round of financing a little more than a year after it raised a whopping $75 million. We don’t know the exact amount, but given the immense (and at times odd) interest in coffee from investors in Silicon Valley, it wouldn’t be surprising if it would be approaching… Read More ...

     Unless you plan on bumping into stuff, don’t expect to record after-dark concerts and parties on your Snap Inc Spectacles. The company formerly known as Snapchat (they really should have just changed it to the  emoji, Prince-style) confirms to me its new camera glasses are not currently built to be worn at night. Their lenses are like normal sunglasses, so it’d be too shady to… Read More ...

     Work/life balance in startup culture is total BS. And you are probably part of the problem. Until you say “enough” — and fight back, stand up and resist — you’re perpetuating a culture of burnout in which no one wins. Read More ...
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        It's a new week and the North American PlayStation Store's Weekly Deals has been refreshed. It features a publisher sale on Square Enix and 2K games. This is a great opportunity to grab titles like Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Drakengard 3, Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, and more for cheap! Here's a roundup of the some titles on sale:...

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        Here's a great deal on luggage from Walmart.ca! Currently, the JetStream 6-piece luggage set is available for just $39! At this price point,

        Here's a deal for anyone shopping for a new graphics card. For a limited time, NCIX.com is selling the Powercolor Radeon R9 290 Turbo Duo 4GB Video Card for $279.99 (Reg. $329.99), less a ...

        Origin.com has a new game available for free through their On The House promotion! For a limited time only, you can download the popular strategy game, Theme Hospital, for free! This game was originally released back in 1997 and would normally cost $4.99. Anyone who is a fan of simulator games will enjoy this one as you'll get to design, build, and manage a hospital. Users on ...

        New mobile games are available through the tenth Humble Mobile Bundle! There will be more games to come, but in the meantime, you can pay what you want for these six games: Pay what you want for these games: Buddy & Me Lyne Doodle Kingdom Beat the average to unlock: Sorcery! 2 King of Dragon pass OTTTD The charities you'll be supporting this week are Extra Life/Children's Miracle Netw...

        If you're looking to stock up on some rechargeable batteries, the ever popular Panasonic Eneloops are back on sale at Dell.ca for a limited time as part of their Red Hot Deals. Right now, you can pick up the ...


        Here are this week's deals for Wacky Wednesday at IKEA. Remember, the prices are low but the deals are good on Wednesday only -- and quantities may be limited! At IKEA North York, the Ulsberg Nightstand is $19.99 (down from $44.99) At IKEA Calgary, the Ideell Plate is $0.10 (down from $4) and the Fantastisk Paper Napkins are $0.10 for a 50-pack (down from $3.99) At ...

        For a limited time, the Microsoft Store is selling the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Smartphone, Yellow for only $349.00 (Reg. $549.00)! That’s a terrific deal if you’re tired of being locked down in a contract and do not want an iOS or Android phone from the usual suspects. ...
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    That's all there is. The site'll be here to puruse at any time.Follow me on my main site for further updates in new work from me. Or maybe on twitter. Bye!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you for stickin with me for however long you have stuck here. Gunshow was fun to do but I gotta do something else. I just have to. Thank you. Some important links for you: my main site, will soon be a easy way to check on what im doing. BACK is my other comic I am still doing with Anthony. We're just getting started with it. Pinocchio, a comic adaptation. While not...

    It's christmas... What are you doing here? I guess readin' this final bit of the story huh? Thanks for taking time away from your family to look at this dumb comic. If you don't celebrate/care about Christmas, enjoy your day off and thanks for checking it anyway. You didn't have to, but you did! One more. I'll see you....

    Da Devil!!! Uh oh!!! Etc. The story ends next update then another thing then.... well that's gunshow! Forever!PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    That's all for Tammy. See ya.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    beep beep im on a road trip as of this writing! The final gunshows have been uploaded so don't worry! Enjoy the new year and follow me on twitter... unLESS I BLOCKED YOUPATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...

    Just a heads up: I took down the gunshow facebook page and will delete the gunshow twitter since I got no use for em anymore once Gunshow ceases to update at the end of the year. I feel like not a lot of people are realizing this is for true or just don't read this blog down here. OH WELL...

    Here we go, full effect. Back at it again at krispy kreme. We're gonna eat the devil and gain her power.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    Sorry for the lateness. Internet issues. But we're here. And we're still sort of setting up the weird part of the story. Which will be revealed next update!! Hopefully not too..... hmm see you then!

    This is it... These are the final moments!! We go out with a story to sort of end off the office friends. This will last mostly all month up to the end. Just stick with us til then.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...
    New Comic: The Problem Palace

    Tycho: I’m working through Destiny’s Rise of Iron campaign, as one does, shoveling savory collectibles directly into my craw. I saw Gabe in orbit last night and thought it might be nice to wrap things up with another human; what wasn’t immediately clear at the time was that he was upstairs watching Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and not actually there.  Our ships wobbled in intimate proximity for a long while; no words were said.  I feel like there’s a metaphor here.  Or maybe a literal? I’m in that dangerous, restless period between games, what we…...

    New Comic: Part Of This Complete Breakfast

    Tycho: I had played Paladins at an earlier point in its development, a couple months ago I believe, and while Overwatch was definitely front of mind as a character shooter for some reason I pulled something else out of it - like a mad sommelier warbling about “catcher’s mitts” and “seafoam,” I was catching hints of WoW Battlegrounds, Tribes, and peppercorn.  Because of my sophisticated palate, you see.  Grob Grob has another position, the position of people generally, which is that Paladins is Overwatch not with the serial numbers filed off, but with the…...

    Gabe: I don’t know about you all, but my family had a blast playing Rise of Iron last night. I had to make Kara promise not to do anymore story missions until I get home from work. My son Gabe was worried and asked if his Mom and I planned on doing quests after he went to bed. It was clear he thought this would be unfair. I smiled, messed up his hair and said “of course we are son.” One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with developers on games I love. Before PAX I designed a set of Destiny Pinny Arcade pins and they were for sale during the show at the Bungie…...

    New Comic: Pals

    Tycho: I feel like there has to be a voice for that position; mine will suffice for now, even if it is a fragmentary enunciation of my coordinate.  Sorry; if I haven’t written all weekend, my initial paragraphs come out like this.  It’s like a clearing of the throat. I’ve mentioned something Warren Spector said at a PAX keynote many times - that art forms are either embraced by the mainstream, or they are annihilated.  I don’t think it’s wrong, necessarily, but this is a phrase which creates the opposing battle lines and arrays them for war. …...

    New Comic: Minimalism

    Tycho: Gabz was talking to his dadz the other day, and it goes like this a lot.  At root, his father was party to the manufacture of a creature whose most ordinary mode of operation is completely alien to a person like himself, one who excelled in the doing of useful things. It reminds me of when I had the incredible opportunity to talk with Amy Hennig at PAX - and by “talk with” I mean “bask in the radiance of.”  We are, at root, people who hear voices.  When I write, and when she writes, because we’ve talked about this exact thing, we are hearing and…...

    Gabe: It was important to us that we get a print and play out so that folks could check out the game. I was nervous about this because while I felt like the mechanics were solid, the art still had a long way to go. I’m glad that people have been downloading the print and play and enjoying the game but it’s also important to me that you all get an idea of what I intend for the final game to actually look like. Thornwatch is designed to feel like you’re playing through a graphic novel and so obviously the artwork is going to be a huge part of the experience. With that in mind I wanted to show…...
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    My first thoughts upon seeing Battlerite's Steam page was "This looks like yet another boring and doomed-to-fail League of Legends clone," which I'm sure would be the reaction of most people who haven't played the game.  Let me tell you just how wrong I was. Upon being shot a key by the developer and installing the game, I found myself playing for hours straight. As a recovering LoL addict, that both scared and excited me. Battlerite is damned good -- and not just as a Steam Early Access game. It takes all the parts I loved about LoL and leaves out all the things I hated. ...

    [Thanks to user Rabite for the tip] Forza Horizon 3 will be releasing next week and the original Forza Horizon was recently added to Xbox One backward compatibility. Everything seems to be going swell for the spin-off series. There comes a time, though, when we need to part ways; it looks like Turn 10 has decided to put the forerunner out to pasture. As noted in the Forza Hub, Forza Horizon will be getting delisted from the Xbox Live Marketplace soon. This includes the digital sale of the game and all of its expansions. If you have any interest in getting a digital version of this title, you have until October 20 to grab it. Horizon was featured in this month's ...

    [For this month's Bloggers Wanted, Luca Blight shares with us how he goes about Killing Time...literally - in Dead Rising 2. ~ JuIc3] Hi I'm Luca Blight the mad prince of Highland. You probably remember me by from burning your house and making you squeal in the mud like a pig you are. If not forget all that please. Like all people, I have some bad days and I need to unwind or out of sheer boredom and the game I turn to is Dead Rising 2. It was the first game I played on my own PS3 and countless hours were spent. Why? Because the game is balls out insane. Read more......

    It's appropriate that MineCon is in Anaheim, California this year, because it's incredibly Disney-like. Watching the bombastic opening ceremony, it was weird having flashbacks to playing the voxel-based alpha of the game way back when, with its litany of developer in-jokes and lack of features. Now it's practically an institution in many households (even schools), and in 2014, Microsoft acquired the Minecraft property for $2.5 billion. It's not going away anytime soon based on what I've seen here in California this weekend. Read more......

    Shovel Knight, arguably this generation's most popular new character, will be making an appearance in the highly anticipated Yooka-Laylee.  Shovel Knight's involvement in the 3D platformer was revealed today at an EGX panel. According to Nintendo Everything, Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games was approached by Playtonic Games after Yooka-Laylee publisher Team 17 brought up the idea of having a guest character. Read more......

    Lumines: Puzzle & Music isn't exactly a follow-up everyone wanted. Originally created by the Tetsuya Mizuguchi for the PSP, the series has garnered a hardcore fanbase for the past 12 years -- an audience that really isn't all that interested in playing a mobile rendition of the game. But mobile ports have been big in Japan for the series for many years, the latest of which has made it over to the west by way of Android and iOS. Read more......

    [Dead Moon showed his support of the Dtoid community recently by compiling some great pixel art interpretations of some of our community members' well-known avatars courtesy of Dtoider, Dangus! Want to be flattered yourself? Just join our community, post some cblogs, and join the quick posting! ~Strider] The disease spread so quickly there was almost no time to react. The community had never seen anything like this. By the time we realized what was going on, the damage had already been done... We always new that Dangus Taargus looked a little "different", but we didn't think it was anything to worry about. We couldn't have been more wrong.....   The disease known as "Pixels" attacks user's avatars on a cellular level until they're almost unrecognizable. Our very own Hypno Coffin was one of the very first victims ravaged by th...

    So there's this little game out. I believe it's called Heroes of the Storm, maybe you've heard of it? Apparently it is in fact a game, and it's free to play! Now there are characters and skins you can buy though, which brings me to the point of this giveaway. The kind folks at Blizzard have bestowed 20 codes, for their new Machines of War bundle! What does said bundle include? I'm glad you asked! Here's a bullet point breakdown:  New Hero: Alarak  New Skins: Herald of N'Zoth Alarak, Raider Rexxar, Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan,  Butcherlisk New Mounts: Ghost Spe...

    Minecraft's "Mash-Up" packs are really neat bits of DLC. They're not just building materials -- the developers actually create a preset world based around each pack, with dungeons, hidden areas, and bosses to fight. In a way it answers the "what do you do?" question for Minecraft since there's a ton of levels to choose from at this point, including ones based off Skyrim, Halo, Mario, and Mass Effect. That also includes the Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack, which was just announced today at MineCon. It has the aforementioned world, a new Battle mini game map, 41 skins, and 13 new music tracks. It's out on October 4 on all console versions for $4.99. ...

    Next week, EA's FIFA 17 hits the shelves, and indeed there are discounts. Microsoft is offering a bonus $10 gift code if you pre-order a copy plus it is giving you a mini soccer ball as an added bonus (why not?). For the PS4 copy of FIFA 17, pick up a copy at Best Buy and you'll score a bonus $10 reward if you pre-order; if you're a GCU member your price drops to only $47.99.  In case you've been living under a rock, this week Sony raised the price on a one-year PlayStation Plus membership to $59.99. Just about all retailers have turned over to the new price, but oddly enough Walmart is still selling ...
    As pointed out on NeoGAF, the invading giant ants and spiders in Earth Defense Force 5 are called “immigrants.”Read more...

    Did you like the One-Punch Man anime? Good news, because they’re making another season.Read more...

    Amsterdam River View. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. By Aiman Ishak.Read more...

    Darren Tan is a freelance artist from Singapore who has done a lot of work for board game giants Fantasy Flight, and in particular their Star Wars titles.Read more...

    Can you believe it? Hundreds of ice-cold bodies later, the fifth episode of Hitman is upon us! What better way to greet the cool autumn air and crackling foliage then with the deadly silence of a flawless assassination.Read more......

    Steam developers were given a heads-up over the weekend that Valve’s online marketplace is about to be getting some much-needed changes to the way it displays games and new content.Read more...

    On an autumn Sunday before a Patriot’s game, you won’t find Tom Brady coming through the front entrance to get onto the field. You won’t find him in any of Gillette Stadium’s public restrooms taking a leak at half time. In fact, unless you are part of a very small and select cadre of people, you probably won’t see him at all.Read more......

    Before the recent wave of excitement around new virtual reality technology convinced everyone that the future was inside of a headset, people longing to escape the constraints of their everyday lives invested their hopes and dreams in ugly looking worlds housed on distant computer servers. Massively multiplayer online games offered a meaningful substitute to the real world not because of how faithfully it could duplicate it, but because of how little it tried to.Read more......

    Ever since Psyonix introduced Rumble mode into Rocket League, the nonsense has been taken up a notch. Every few seconds, random power-ups spawn on the field of play giving each car a different special ability for a limited amount of time. For most people, the results are a mess. Regular Rocket League can get sloppy enough, but Rumble often devolves into an outright dumpster fire. Of course, for the few who have mastered the game, it offers even more bizarre and enchanting ways to get beaten by them.Read more......

    Tracer is probably one of Overwatch’s most fun heroes to play. The way she can manipulate time and zip around maps, darting behind enemy lines and catching the other team off-guard, is a perfect example of what makes Blizzard’s game a different kind of competitive shooter.Read more......
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    When we talk to Jenkins users, about half of the people we talk to will say something like:“We have a really big Jenkins instance.”

    It’s never been easier to get started with Apache Hadoop. The Hortonworks Sandbox combines 100% open-source Apache Hadoop and its data access engines (Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, Apache Solr, Apache Pig) with enterprise-grade Operations (Apache Ambari), Security (...

    If you want to increase productivity, I believe that you need 3 key things. In a previous post, I wrote you needed ritual and motivation. After some reflection, I decided to update that. First, create a system to ensure you are always getting stuff done, regardless if you’re motivated (though it helps). Second, create rituals to follow within the system. Last, repeat those rituals until they become habits.SystemMy system of choice for my own work is Kanban. It’s a method that I use to manage everything that I do. In short, Kanban is a visualization of value flowing through a system. I use sticky notes on a wall as signals of outcomes I’m working toward. I have columns on the wall; To Do, Work In Process (WIP), and Done. I also have the WIP column split into two rows. One row is for active work in process....

    Understanding the performance and impact third party content has on a website isn’t a new thing. Back in 2010 Steve Souders wrote about the complexity of third party content and published a table on the impact some components had on performance. The world of the web has changed quite a bit since then but the need to understand the impact third party content has on page performance has not. Well, maybe it has become even more important since then.In an effort to make an application more interactive and personalized companies have added third party elements to:...

    For this week’s 5-Minute Interview, I chatted with Irina Balaur, Postdoctoral Researcher at the European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine in Lyon, France. I caught up with Irina at GraphConnect Europe last April.Here’s what we talked about:...

    A powerful way of debugging (especially templates) in Angular 1 was the JSON pipe (or filter) which could be used within a template. The pipe still natively exists in Angular 2. Here's how you can import and use it.Especially when you have to debug your Angular templates it was particularly useful in Angular 1 to use the JSON filter....

    One of the many benefits of using Docker is that it can make testing your applications much easier. Want to test out your Phoenix app on the newest version of Elixir? Easy — just change one line in the Dockerfile.In this post, we’ll walk through setting up a Phoenix project with Docker, which will allow us to run our application’s tests using Docker. We’ll be working with just a basic, scaffolded Phoenix app, as the specifics of the app are not important for the purposes of this post. Extrapolating out to a real-world app should be straightforward, so we’ll be focusing on the Docker side of things....

    If you were to take a poll of software development shops and ask whether or not they unit tested, you’d get varied responses. Some would heartily say that they are, and some would sheepishly say that they totally mean to get around to that next year and that they’ve totally been looking into it. In the middle, you’d get a whole lot of responses that amounted to, “it’s complicated.”In my travels as a consultant, I witness the reason for this firsthand. The adoption rate of automated testing has increased dramatically in the last decade, and that increased adoption means that a lot of shops are taking the plunge. And naturally, this means that a lot of shops with a lot of legacy code and awkward constructs in their codebases are taking the plunge, which leads to interesting, complicated results....

    IOPS ConsiderationConsider that you are extending your operations to cloud or planning to change your hosting cloud provider or buying a new VPS. How do you decide the VPS provided by a cloud provider will suit your requirement ?There are many aspects that you need to try and test before choosing a provider. One such aspect is how fast is your server based on disk performance (IOPS – Input Output per second) and how do you measure its performance ?...

    More than ever, streaming technologies are at the forefront of the Hadoop ecosystem. As the prevalence and volume of real-time data continues to increase, the velocity of development and change in technology will likely do the same. However, as the number and complexity of streaming technologies grow, consumers of Hadoop must face an increasing number of choices with increasingly blurred delineation of functionality.While it would be hard to encompass all information about streaming ingest in one page (or even one book), this post is meant to provide a basic overview of the ways in which various Hadoop technologies fit into the data lake and provide a jumping-off point for further exploration. Notably, there are many, many more technologies than are shown in the diagram below -- these are just a few of the most common....
    var data = JsonConvert.SerializeObject( new AuthorizationRequestData { AppId = appId, AppSecret = appSecret }, new JsonSerializerSettings { ContractResolver = new CamelCasePropertyNamesContractResolver(), NullValueHandling = NullValueHandling.Ignore }); var requestToken = new HttpRequestMessage { Method = HttpMethod.Post, RequestUri = new Uri(accessTokenUrl), Content = new StringContent(data, Encoding.UTF8, "application/json") }; HttpResponseMessage bearerResult = httpClient.SendAsync(requestToken).Result; string bearerData = bearerResult.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result; accessToken = JObject.Parse(bearerData)["accessToken"].ToString(); return accessToken; I am using httpclient obkect to access https url. Before this I was making http call which was working fine. But whe...

    I got this code in my repository. public static Dictionary<string, Term> GetDictionary() { InventoryAccountingRepository repo = new InventoryAccountingRepository(); return GetDictionary(); } But in this line InventoryAccountingRepository repo = new InventoryAccountingRepository(); It give me exception: StackOverflowException. How to resolve this? Thanks for tips. Best regards, Daniel....

    Hi I have been trying to work out on how to pass table data which has multiple rows obviously. I'm having a hard time since I haven't any idea how to post such a table. So basically, I 'm trying to register an employer to the system, which he or she should add their qualification details through a modal. After that the details they fill gets saved in the html table(view). Finally after the other details are filled all the details including what's in the table should pass through angular controller via service to the database. Here's my controller.js This is the function that sends data. $scope.register = function (isValid) { console.log($scope.records); if (isValid) { var regidetail = { fname: $scope.registDetails.fname, lname: $scope.registDetails.lname, dob: $scope.registDetails.dob, nic: $scope.registDetails.nic, Gender: $scope.registDetails.Gender, email: $scope.reg...

    I want to implement gallery app. My requirements : Select multiple photos Change label of selected image from check icon to sort number like Facebook for showing the exact order of photos I also found many great android libs in Android developer portal However, it still cannot solve my second requirement. Moreover ,I try to follow android-select-multiple-photos-from-gallery ,but no idea how to custom it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....

    I want to pass the class object to fragments . I know to pass the class objects then we have to implements serializable and parcelable . but i can not extend or implement compiled libraries or jar files objects to parcelable or serializable. then how can i pass these type of objects to fragments? Example: if i have Button class object in one fragment and pass it to another fragment then how to do this?...

    So I have a vector: vector<Enemy*> enemies; This vector hold enemies, which are created dynamically throughout the game. if(rand() % 1000 > 998) { Enemy * enemy = new Enemy(num_of_enemies); enemies.push_back(enemy); } The problem with this being is that the vector is ever growing even if the enemy has been deleted, which is slowing down my game. Essentially I want to move the contents of the vector to a new one, but only the elements that actually hold an enemy. I read that there was something called std::move but I'm not really sure how to implement it properly, or if it will successfully move the elements that contain enemies, and not just the whole vector. Any help with code implementation of structuring would be greatly appreciated....

    this image is my requirement i want to auto populate the weightage. 1.i can add multiple skills by clicking "+ Add skills" when one skill weightage entered 30% reamian skills weightage not manually enterd so i have to divide them and get overall result of 100% weightage. Here is my code of jquery for adding multiple skills: $(document).on("focus keyup","input.searchskill",function(event){ $(this).autocomplete({ source: 'job-controller.php?action=search', select: function (event, ui) { event.preventDefault(); this.value = ui.item.label; }, focus: function (event, ui) { event.preventDefault(); this.value = ui.item.label; } ...

    I've recently made a more complex java program for a geometric experiment. It uses a lot of user input, which I can't check at this point. So if the user input is wrong, that may cause the program to freeze. And it isn't really stable anyways. But it's a science program, not a commercial one, so it doesn't matter, but I'd like a convenient way to kill the program if frozen. Ideally if I click the close button of the JFrame, the program exits even if it's frozen. Is there a way to that? I could probably use clever exception handling, and maybe I'll do it later, but now it seems quite difficult....

    I have put the View inside the gridlayout. Check Below Code <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto" android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin" android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin" android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin" android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin" > <TextView android:textAppearance="@style/TextAppearance.AppCompat.Large" android:text="Today Date" android:id="@+id/today_date" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" /> <GridLayout android:id="@+id/gridlayout" android:layout_below="@+id/today_date" ...

    class IntegerComparator implements Comparator<Integer> { @Override public int compare(Integer o1, Integer o2) { if(o1 < o2) return 1; else if(o1 > o2) return -1; else return 0; } } It gives the descending order. I know it. I remember it blindly. I dont understand why the implementation has to be like this. I expect the results to be ascending order. Because in ascending order, the o1 should be always less than o2 if you take any two adjacent elements. But It gives the descending order which I dont expect. Can someone demystify the logic behind it...
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    Every year, the Journal of Improbable Research issues its prizes for the craziest (published) scientific research: the Ig Nobel Prize. The ceremony took place a couple nights ago, and if you want to see what you missed, we’ve embedded the (long) video below. (Trigger warning: Actual Nobel laureates being goofy.) It’s hard to pick the best of freaky research, and the committee did a stellar job this year. The trick is that they don’t give the prize away to quacks — you won’t ever get one with your perpetual motion machine, for instance. Nope, the Ig Nobels go to the …read more...

    High up on the list of desirable technologies that are edging into the realm of the affordable for the experimenter is the thermal camera. Once the exclusive preserve of those with huge budgets, over the last few years we’ve seen the emergence of cameras that are more affordable, and most recently a selection of thermal camera modules that are definitely within the experimenter’s range. They may not yet have high resolution, but they are a huge improvement on nothing, and they are starting to appear in projects featured on sites like this one. One such device is the Melexis MLX90621, …read more...

    Group entry hacks are a favorite for hacker social groups. Why use old fashioned keys when you can use newfangled electronic keys? If you are looking to build a simple RFID-based security system to secure your important stuff, this project from Resin.io is a good place to start. In it, [Joe Roberts] outlines the process of building a simple RFID-triggered mechanism for their office door. It’s a pretty simple setup that is composed of an RFID reader, a Rasperry Pi and a Neopixel ring. When someone places an RFID card against the reader hidden behind a poster by their front …read more...

    So you like watching stupid stuff? Here you go, a scene from Bones that tops the infamous ‘IP backtrace with Visual Basic’ or ‘four-handed keyboard’ scenes from other TV shows. Someone hacked the bones by embedding malware in a calcium fractal pattern. Also, when she uses the fire extinguisher, she doesn’t spray the base of the fire. Raspberry Pi! You have no idea how good the term Raspberry Pi is for SEO. Even better is Raspberry Pi clusters, preferably made with Raspberry Pi Zeros. Here’s a Raspberry Pi hat for four Raspberry Pi Zeros, turning five Raspberry Pis into a …read more...

    One of the major reasons anyone would turn to a 3D printer, even if they have access to a machine shop, is that there are some shapes that are not possible to make with conventional “subtractive manufacturing” techniques. There are a few more obvious reasons a lot of us use 3D printers over conventional machining such as size and cost, but there’s another major reason that 3D printers are becoming more and more ubiquitous. [Crumbnumber1] at Make Anything’s 3D Printing Channel shows us how powerful 3D printers are at iterative design with his air-powered tops. They incorporate fan blades that …read more...

    This isn’t the first time we’ve seen DIYers sending music over a laser beam but the brothers [Armand] and [Victor] are certainly in contention for sending the music the longest distance, 452 meter/1480 feet from their building, over the tops of a few houses, through a treetop and into a friend’s apartment. The received sound quality is pretty amazing too. In case you’ve never encountered this before, the light of the laser is modulated with a signal directly from the audio source, making it an analog transmission. The laser is a 250mW diode laser bought from eBay. It’s powered through …read more...

    [Cameron Meredith] starts the Hackaday.io page for one of his projects by quoting a Hackaday write-up: “A timepiece is rather a rite of passage in the world of hardware hacking“. We stand by that assertion, but we’d say most of the clocks we feature aren’t as capable as his project. He’s made a real-time-clock module controlled by a rubidium frequency standard, and since it also includes a GPS clock he can track local time dilation effects by comparing the two. Surplus rubidium standards are readily available, but each description of one seems to feature a lot of old-fashioned …read more...
    Dark circles under or around your eyes make you look tired, but there plenty of other reasons you might get them. Here’s the science behind dark eye circles, and how you can try to avoid them.Read more......

    iOS 10's packed with a ton of features , but one of the unsung heroes is the new Bedtime reminders. How-To Geek walks you through setting it up and getting the most out of it.Read more...

    Not everyone is a fan of cold soup, but if you are, you probably appreciate the rich, creamy texture of most chilled summer soups. Next time you whip up a batch, try avocado.Read more...

    What you believe has a strong impact on how you perceive bad events. If you build your life around your job, losing it can hurt you a lot more than if you believe you can switch jobs and still be happy. Changing those beliefs can help make the inevitable bad events easier to deal with.Read more......

    Beer cocktails may just seem like a way to get more alcohol into your alcohol, but given all of the amazing, flavorful beers now available, you can make a beverage that is nuanced, delicious, and—dare I say—refined.Read more......

    If you bought a 4K TV recently (and it’s a good time to start looking at one ), you’re going to need a way to get your 4K-compatible shows onto that screen. Today, we’re breaking down three of the best set-top boxes that can offer 4K (or UHD) streaming.Read more......

    Sales on a refurbished Vizio 2.1 Sound Bar,

    One of the best things about owning a GoPro is you can take it anywhere—even in the water swimming, diving, surfing, or just paddling around. Of course, losing or dropping it means it’s lost to the depths. This trick uses a plastic soda bottle to make a simple, floating mount you won’t lose under water.Read more......

    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week. Read more...

    If you’re looking for a simple way to fight off funky odors in your home, all you need is some car vent air freshener sticks.Read more...
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    This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on September 17 that 11 Weekly Shonen Jump manga will hold collaborations with Osamu Akimoto's Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo ("Kochikame") police comedy manga, which ended in the same issue. The "Minna no Kochikame" (Everyone's Kochikame) collaboration project is commemorating the manga's end after a 40-year serialization....

    Fans of moe anime girls and naval adventures on the high seas will be pleased to know that a new OAV for High School Fleet has been announced for release in 2017.

    "In case you hadnt heard, Persona 5 has had the best opening week for the series in Japan, and is coming out soon in the West. At least if you consider February to be soon. Even though this is a few months away for most of us, this seemed like a great time to take a look back at this modern classic of JRPGs and re-review why Persona 4 Golden is both one of my all-time favorite games and the primary reason Persona 5 is my most-anticipated game of the moment."- Sidearc.com...

    The official website for the Bikini Warriors anime announced that an original video anime (OVA) will ship on December 7 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The release will include two OVA episodes and a "hyper sexy edition" of six of the 12 episodes that aired on TV. The total runtime of the release is 32 minutes....

    The original anime series Yuri!!! on Ice was announced earlier this year and as were ever so close to the debut a new piece of the marketing puzzle has arrived.. The latest includes the reveal that Dean Fujioka will be performing the opening theme song History Maker for the show. We recently learned that Wataru Hatano will be performing the ending theme song You Only Live Once as well as a premiere date of October 6th, 2016....

    Drama anime is like five jaggerbombs one after the other and a glass of whiskey with coke - one knows how to mix it with something and the other doesnt.

    Mr. Flawfinder talks about Romeo Tanaka, Rewrite, and the concept of visual novel anime in general after Key's latest big hit ended up disappointing many fans.

    Some anime series are based on a good premise, but end up squandering it. A very select few are based on an awesome premise and end up being awesome. However, within the realm of anime there are a

    Been itching for a good ol Dragon Ball Z game but feel jaded and afraid from all the previous horrors that have been dropped upon us? Well fear no more! Dragon Ball Xenoverse is here and it is a grand step back into those awesome beat downs weve been missing! The Story Here is the...

    Zuko and Mai dig deep into Fire Nation history to unravel the mystery of a childrens story come to lifethe Kemurikage!





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