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    Chicago Tribune McCain criticizes Trump for calling media ‘the enemy’: ‘That’s how dictators get started’Chicago TribuneSen. John McCain spoke out Saturday in defense of the free press after President Donald Trump lashed out against the news media several times over the past week, at one point declaring it “the enemy of the American People!” Such […]...

    Detroit Free Press Immigration is our wake-up callDetroit Free PressThere aren’t many absolutes in the immigration debate. But here’s one: the tacit understanding that any policy to deal with the challenge of an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants needs to be fair, transparent and humane. Already the fledgling …US Homeland Security Chief Promises ‘Streamlined’ Travel BanVoice […]...

    New York Times Iraq Starts Offensive to Retake Western Mosul From ISISNew York TimesERBIL, Iraq — Iraq’s government announced the beginning of an offensive on Sunday to take back the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State, nearly three years after the city was overrun by the terror group. Overnight, planes carpeted the ground […]...

    Washington Post ‘Life is a campaign’: After a difficult first month, Trump returns to his comfort zoneWashington PostMELBOURNE, Fla. — As President Trump descended the stairs from Air Force One on Saturday evening, with a patriotic country song playing and thousands cheering, the 2020 election season officially began. Although the past several presidents have …Trump gets […]...

    Washington Post Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrantsWashington PostHomeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border. In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more …DHS chief […]...

    New York Magazine Report: Senior National Security Council Aide Fired After Criticizing TrumpNew York MagazineThe White House has fired a senior National Security Council aide after he was found to have criticized President Trump and administration officials at a private think-tank event. Politico reports that Craig Deare, the NSC’s senior director for Western …White House dismisses […]...

    Washington Post ‘Jane Roe’ made abortion legal. Then a minister made her repent.Washington PostWhen Flip Benham opened an office of his antiabortion group next door to an abortion clinic that employed Norma McCorvey, the two saw each other through the cliches of their respective ideologies. McCorvey, also known as “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, […]...

    Los Angeles Times Cleanup begins after powerful storm slams Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesCleanup was beginning across Southern California on Saturday after a storm that forecasters billed as the most powerful in years caused flooding on multiple freeways, triggered dramatic mudslides and downed hundreds of trees and power lines. The storm …Strongest storm in years lashing CaliforniaUSA […]...

    New York Daily News Blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, mastermind of 1993 World Trade Center bombing, dies at 78New York Daily NewsEgyptian Omar Abdel-Rahman speaks during a news conference in this file still image taken from a February 1993 video footage released on January 18, 2013. (Susan Watts/ New York Daily News). BY Rich Schapiro. NEW […]...

    New York Times Trump’s ‘Winter White House’: A Peek at the Exclusive Members’ List at Mar-a-LagoNew York TimesMar-a-Lago, the members-only club in Palm Beach, Fla., is being called the winter White House. The entry fee for members was doubled, to $200,000, shortly after President Trump took office. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. On any […]...
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    There are times these days when Mary Jo Groves feels like she no longer understands her city and the world around it. The hospital physician knows Springfield as a place that has prided itself on its moderate, practical outlook. Asked about Mr. Trump, an elderly gentleman said he was pleased, suggesting the crackdown on immigrants and the temporary ban on citizens from seven Muslim nations was spot on....

    The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to drafts of two memos seen by Reuters and first reported by McClatchy news organization on Saturday. Two sources familiar with the plans told Reuters the documents have been approved by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, but are under final review by the White House....

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing.

    One person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea coast via the Belgian capital, the SNCB railway authority said. "Rescue workers confirm the death of one person, three seriously injured and 24 others hurt," a Belgian official told AFP on condition of anonymity....

    A New Orleans-style funeral in New York’s Washington Square Park hosted by Rise and Resist and GAG Is Watching on Saturday gave young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail and ultimately “demand the rebirth of a presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples.” ...

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus. The FBI's Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to identify the people behind breaches of the...

    Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. Abdel Rahman was serving a life sentence on several terrorism-related charges at a Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. The sheikh was seen as a jihadist spiritual leader even after his conviction in 1995 for conspiring to bomb New York landmarks, including the United Nations, and assassinate the former Egyptian president Ho...

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    What is Kodi and why should one want to install on the iPhone or any other iOS device? It’s a versatile media player that’s already quite popular with the crowds. You may have used it on other devices back when it was called XBMC. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of application that Apple allows in the App Store, so you can’t really enjoy it on iOS devices unless you’re willing to jailbreak the phone, or pull off other tricks that would let you sideload the app. If you’re look...

    Brasília (AFP) - Six months after her humiliating departure from Brazil's presidency following an impeachment trial, Dilma Rousseff is contemplating her political future. Lula faces trial over alleged involvement in the Petrobras affair, which he denies....
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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...
    This is a bit of a surprise, especially considering all the companies that very publicly declined to carry Ivanka Trump's products over the last few weeks! The First Daughter's perfumes are selling like crazy on Amazon.com right now, with her products having taken the top two best-selling spots on the site's beauty section — whoa!! Related: Stick [...]...

    One thing is for sure: Camila Cabello stays busy!! The former Fifth Harmony star has struck out on her own, but she's keeping on a strict work schedule — including what appears to be some type of collaboration with Pitbull and J Balvin!! Related: Does 5H's Lauren Jauregui Have A Message For Camila? The singer teased the collab [...]...

    Oops! It looks like Lana Del Rey's new single Young & In Love — which may now just be called Love has leaked!! Related: Get More Lana Del Rey News HERE! The leak went up on Vimeo today with people sharing and listening to the single, and her record label appears to have gotten back ahead of the [...]...

    In the same breath as Donald Trump's rampant, misguided nationalism, Milo Yiannopoulos has just been mainstreamed into conservative political culture in America. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the controversial and controversy-shadowed Yiannopoulos has officially been tabbed as the keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC. Related: Bill Maher Tries To Defend Booking [...]...

    Now, Senator John McCain has seen a lot in his day — but he's not exactly overlooking the dangers Donald Trump is posing to America, and our First Amendment, and the freedom of the press. Speaking to host Chuck Todd on NBC's Meet The Press today, Senator McCain didn't hold back in calling out that terrible [...]...

    This is a big moment in the abortion battle — and the landmark abortion decision that has governed that aspect of women's health in America has lost its nameske. Norma McCorvey, who you probably know better as the woman who was 'Jane Roe' in the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, has died. She [...]...

    As if we didn't really want to see this already, this news just made us MORE excited about the Lion King remake!! Director Jon Favreau took to Twitter on Friday night to share his choices for some key roles in the film remake, and his picks have us all KINDS of excited — Donald Glover and [...]...

    What is up with all this bad behavior towards celebs this weekend?! First it was Aaron Carter being attacked on-stage during a concert in Illinois, and now it's Big Sean, who was attacked and reportedly slapped in the face while signing a CD for a fan at an event in Queens, New York. What the what?! Related: Get [...]...

    Well this is a surprise!! Zoe Saldana – who had not recently been pregnant, of course — just announced on her Instagram page that she and husband Marco Perego Saldana welcomed a baby boy into the world today! Yayyy!!!! Related: Zoe SHINES On The Red Carpet! And also… how?? It wasn't immediately clear whether it was through a surrogate, [...]...

    What an important and fulfilling day for Angelina Jolie, her family, and the nation of Cambodia. Jolie premiered First They Killed My Father in the Asian country yesterday, and it was a family affair, with her children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne joining the major event! Related: Angelina Takes On Donald Trump Maddox — [...]...
    Bill Clinton was moved to tears at a NYC restaurant after an immigrant waiter got down on his knees and credited Bill with saving his life. The former Prez and First Lady were dining Friday night at Sea Fire Grill.  As they ate smoked… ...

    Selena Gomez thinks Justin Bieber needs to move on from his obsession with her, and she's vowing never to get lost in the shadow of another relationship ... so say people close to her. We're told Selena isn't angry at Justin for attacking her new… ...

    NBA All-Star John Wall says NBA players -- especially Steph Curry -- will punish UCLA star Lonzo Ball for his father's smack talk, saying all the hype has definitely put a target on the kid's back. We talked to Wall as he was in New Orleans getting… ...

    The car Kris Jenner totaled just off the 101 can now be yours for about half its original sticker price. Kris' discarded Roll-Royce is sitting on an L.A. car auction lot ... and the opening bid is $195k. Here's the good news ... the car still… ...

    Could an NBA team made up of the best former Kentucky players be able to beat the defending world champion Cleveland Cavaliers to win a ring? "F*****' RIGHT!" DeMarcus Cousins CLEARLY agrees with John Calipari ... who said this week… ...

    Before these NBA ballers suit up for the All-Star game ... see if you can guess the abs-olutely ripped player behind the slam-dunk stomachs. MVP, MVP, MVP!

    A smoke show Guess model says she couldn't drop a deuce without cockroaches dropping on her head -- a nightmare scenario, especially in a high-priced Bev Hills crib. Romanian hottie Nicoleta Vaculov says she'd dropped a total of $9k to move… ...

    Plies is already feeling the consequences from his DUI arrest, even before he gets to court -- he's lost his driver's license because he refused to take a breathalyzer test. The rapper's license will be suspended for 1 year ... regardless of… ...

    'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger ripped off a widow who was looking for love by hooking her up with a worthless dating service ... according to a new suit. Heidi Williams claims she wanted to hire Patti to get back into the dating game --… ...

    We’re confident you won’t need any help looking beyond this full face and figuring out the A-list actress hiding in the super scrambled snap!
    On this week's Last Men on Earth Podcast, Matt and I and special guest Jake Dill from 98.7 L.A., radio, consider the economy crushing consequences of a Day Without Immigrants, ponder SI putting their chubby editor into a bikini to claim female empowerment, wonder why the... read more...

    Chrissy Teigen is totally naked but for some strategically placed limbs. Gender equality dictates that Teigen doesn't have to take her clothes off to feel rewarded. It's less clear on how the pay works for clothed though. read more...

    Because the Internet has everything, there exists a fan board somewhere for Lena Dunham fully exposed. No, not her uproarious but telling feminist social writings. Rather, her half sucked Tootsie Pop human form bereft of any clothing. read more...

    There's no doubt that a decent segment of Trump hate is rooted in his trading up of wives for younger models during his middle yearsrun. Many of these same anger management cases tolerated the far more conservative Bushes because they had long standing marriages to sweet... read more...

    Breathless female bloggers love to employ the term "won" in headlines to describe some celebrity chick wearing a funky heart hat on Valentine's. She won Valentine's. It doesn't make sense, unless you've never played sports and your dad not so secretly always wished you... read more...

    You can't turn out a good man. A confused man, far easier. The Kardashians choose male partners of notoriety and means, not of masculine character. Inherently, any man who signs up to be run by a bubble-butted midget is a gender fail. read more...

    It's inspiring when a high school gets together and nominates the girl with Down Syndrome to be the prom queen. Prom queen is an idiotic title without any depth of meaning beyond the girl most people want to hate fuck. Serena Williams isn't a disabled teen. read more...

    Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop appears to have become a common online gathering area for people who nobody likes. When you're never invited to dinner or out for a drink or to otherwise leave your McMansion you gravitate towards buying eighty dollar tubs of skin cream. read more...

    Scarlett Byrne will be appearing in the upcoming issue of Playboy, which will correct Hugh Hefner's idiot son's short lived idea to have all the models pose in clothing from Target. Byrne has done some of the Harry Potter movies, probably based on her good looks and not... read more...

    Draya Michele goes on a bikini adventure in sunny Thailand. She's got quite a body. Do they make a pill yet that renders you unable to speak for a decade? I can see marriage in our future. read more
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    Smart home speakers like the Echo and Google Home can tell you the weather, play music and look up stuff for you. However, they stop short of attaching a face to those actions, and certainly don't have any sense of sartorial style. Mattel's latest cr......

    Fans attending Formula E's Buenos Aires ePrix got a nice treat: the first 'race' between self-driving cars on a professional track, courtesy of a test from Roborace. Only... it didn't quite go according to plan. Roborace's two test vehicles (known......

    Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump livestreaming art piece in New York City was ignominiously shut down just a few weeks into its planned 4-year run, but it's getting a revival... albeit nowhere near its original home. LaBeouf and his artist partners have re......

    Orlando Magic player Aaron Gordon took things to a whole new level in tonight's NBA Slam Dunk Contest, one of the main events during the league's All-Star Weekend. The 21-year-old worked with Intel on a drone to use an assist prop for his first dunk......

    Batman's got plenty of wonderful toys bearing his name, from his trusty Batarangs to his super Batcomputer. However, none are more famous than the Batmobile. And, while diehard fans might be a little down on the design of the latest version as seen i......

    TAG Heuer has dropped a few hints about its plans for a successor to the Connected, but the biggest news may be what it isn't mentioning. Android Central sources claim that TAG is working on the Connected Modular, a "fully customizable" Android Wear......

    The second robot Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent into Fukushima's unit 2 reactor also failed to finish its mission. Earlier this month, the cameras of the first "scorpion" robot that ventured into the reactor malfunctioned after two hours d......

    It's no secret that the FBI has been investigating Russia's alleged bid to influence US elections through hacking, but it's now clear just how deep that investigation goes. Reuters tipsters understand that there are "at least" three FBI probes into t......

    The first collaboration between JJ Abrams and Stephen King on an original Hulu series (11.22.63) clearly went well, as the two are coming back for another round. Abrams' Bad Robot studio has teased Castle Rock, another Hulu show based on King's writ......

    As nice as Google's Project Fi service is for the data-hungry crowd, it's not so hot for voice -- switching to Fi frequently means giving up pristine-sounding LTE voice calls with some of your friends. You might not have to make that sacrifice for m......
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the smart... Read more » The post This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually appeared first on ...

    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to bring convenience and efficiency to... Read more » The post 3 benefits a smart city can g...

    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-stick sensors will be able to detect air quality, temperature, humidity, occupancy, and more, according to PARC. Instead... Read more » The post PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick se...

    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-based startup’s technology is being tested in government smart city initiatives. “We are getting a... Read more » The post Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India...

    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables brea...

    An increasing number of farm fires are being caused by electrical arc faults, a high-power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. Nare IoT Labs, a South Korean startup, has developed a cost effective solution to prevent and warn farmers of any faults, before the fire starts. The system, called “Prevention System for Electrical... Read more » The post Using IoT to help farmers to protect livestock from fires appeared first on ...

    A new report says Google has spun out its self-driving unit — now called Waymo — and is undertaking a major pivot away from making its own autonomous vehicles, instead moving to become a provider of self-driving car tech for major automakers. These Google car revelations revealed in a lengthy report on tech site The... Read more » The post Google’s Waymo to put big ...

    Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into future-capable digital hubs. See also: Outdated thinking on wireless could doom UK smart cities The... Read more » The post ...

    With trends like ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the connected car, the auto industry is increasingly in the spotlight. As drivers contemplate letting computers take over control of the wheel for them, it brings up some important questions. What will cars of the future look like? What things will...

    Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered.  Mental health is a big focus in the tech industry right now....
    A new arena-league football team plays on a 50-yard field and uses a mobile app that allows fans to vote on the team's next play. An anonymous reader writes: Slate describes a receiver tackled for a short gain after the audience instructed the quarterback to throw a quick pass -- as "shouts and cheers exploded from the stands, with phones raised triumphantly in the air." The quarterback is informed of the chosen plays through an earphone in his helmet, and after one touchdown, one of the players even thanked a fan in the seats for picking a good play. "Then noses immediately returned to screens...the coach and QB were antsy, peering upward, waiting for the fans' next call as the play clock ticked down again..." The team eventually lost 78-47, but to at least make things more interactive, the players all have their Twitter handles sewn on the backs of their jerseys. Fans can also be "virtual general managers" for a small fee, dialing in to a weekly phone call to give feedback to the...

    Three months ago Shiva Ayyadurai won a $750,000 settlement from Gawker (after they'd already gone bankrupt). He'd argued Gawker defamed him by mocking Ayyadurai's claim he'd invented email, and now he's also suing Techdirt founder Michael Masnick -- who is not bankrupt, and is fighting back. Long-time Slashdot reader walterbyrd quotes Ars Technica: In his motion, Masnick claims that Ayyadurai "is seeking to use the muzzle of a defamation action to silence those who question his claim to historical fame." He continues, "The 14 articles and 84 allegedly defamatory statements catalogued in the complaint all say essentially the same thing: that Defendants believe that because the critical elements of electronic mail were developed long before Ayyadurai's 1978 computer program, his claim to be the 'inventor of e-mail' is false"... The motion skims the history of e-mail and points out that the well-known fields of e-mail messages, like "to," "from," "cc," "subject," "message," and "bcc," w...

    A recruiter with 20 years of experience recently reported on the research into whether remote software teams perform better. One study of 10,000 coding sessions concluded it takes 10-15 minutes for a programmer to resume work after an interruption. Another study actually suggests unsupervised workers are more productive, and the founders of the collaboration tool Basecamp argue the bigger danger is burnout when motivated employees overwork themselves. mikeatTB shares his favorite part of the article: One interesting take on the issues is raised by ThoughtWorks' Martin Fowler: Individuals are more productive in a co-located environment, but remote teams are often more productive than co-located teams. This is because a remote team has the advantage of hiring without geographic boundaries, and that enables employers to assemble world-class groups. The article shares some interesting anecdotes from remote workers, but I'd be interested to hear from Slashdot's readers. Leave your own expe...

    It's one of the longest-running comics on the internet. (Slashdot is approaching its 20th anniversary, and in its first year ran two stories about Pokey.) Open source developer Steve Havelka of Portland, Oregon created the truly bizarre strip back in 1998 -- one legend says it was originally a parody of another comic drawn with Microsoft Paint -- and he's since sporadically cranked out 637 strips. Since 2010 he's also been publishing the cartoons in printed books, and this year launched an equally surreal page on Patreon identifying himself as "Steve Havelka, THE AUTHORS of Pokey the Penguin," offering supporters a "mystery item in the mail". Pokey has lots of fans -- he earned a shout-out in the videogame Hitman: Blood Money -- and very-long-time Slashdot reader 198348726583297634 informs us that on this 19th anniversary Pokey "is celebrating on Twitter!" where he's apparently accosting other web cartoonists and touting a new birthday strip. (Not to be confused with that truly horri...

    Long-time Slashdot reader Toe, The sums up what he learned from freeCodeCamp's Quincy Larson: "Before you travel internationally, wipe your phone or bring/rent/buy a clean one." Larson's article is titled "I'll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you." All the security in the world can't save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password... Companies like Elcomsoft make 'forensic software' that can suck down all your photos, contacts -- even passwords for your email and social media accounts -- in a matter of minutes.... If we do nothing to resist, pretty soon everyone will have to unlock their phone and hand it over to a customs agent while they're getting their passport swiped... And with this single new procedure, all the hard work that Apple and Google have invested in encrypting the data on your phone -- and fighting for your privacy in court -- will be a completely moot point. ...

    The RSA Conference "is perhaps the world's largest security event, but that doesn't mean that it's necessarily a secure event," reports eSecurityPlanet. Scanning the conference floor revealed rogue access points posing as known and trusted networks, according to security testing vendor Pwnie Express. storagedude writes: What's worse, several attendees fell for these dummy Wi-Fi services that spoof well-known brands like Starbucks. The company also found a number of access points using outdated WEP encryption. So much for security pros... At least two people stayed connected to a rogue network for more than a day, according to the article, and Pownie Express is reminding these security pros that connecting to a rogue network means "the attacker has full control of all information going into and out of the device, and can deploy various tools to modify or monitor the victim's communication." ...

    "Testing online courses is not standard practice at traditional colleges," points out a new article at EdSurge -- though beta-testing is part of the process for other online learning sites. jyosim summarizes their report: Coursera has recruited a volunteer corp of more than 2,500 beta testers to try out MOOCs before they launch. Other free online course providers have set up systems that catch things like mistakes in tests, or just whether videos are confusing. Traditional colleges have shied away from checking online course content before going live, citing academic freedom. But some colleges are developing checklists to judge course design and accessibility. "It would be lovely if universities would consider ways of adopting the practice of beta testing," says Phillip Long, chief innovation officer and associate vice provost for learning sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. One factor, though, is cost. "How do you scale that at a university that has thousands of courses be...

    It's illegal in Germany now to sell a talking doll named "My Friend Cayla," according to a story shared by Slashdot reader Bruce66423. And that's just the beginning. The Verge reports: A German government watchdog has ordered parents to "destroy" an internet-connected doll for fear it could be used as a surveillance device. According to a report from BBC News, the German Federal Network Agency said the doll (which contains a microphone and speaker) was equivalent to a "concealed transmitting device" and therefore prohibited under German telecom law... In December last year, privacy advocates said the toy recorded kids' conversations without proper consent, violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Cayla uses a microphone to listen to questions, sending this audio over Wi-Fi to a third-party company that converts it to text. This is then used to search the internet, allowing the doll to answer basic questions, like "What's a baby kangaroo called?" as well as play games....

    SAP's licensing fees "apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data," according to a Thursday ruling by a U.K. judge. Slashdot reader ahbond quotes Network World: The consequences could be far-reaching for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database, potentially leaving them liable for license fees for every customer that accesses their online store. "If any SAP systems are being indirectly triggered, even if incidentally, and from anywhere in the world, then there are uncategorized and unpriced costs stacking up in the background," warned Robin Fry, a director at software licensing consultancy Cerno Professional Services, who has been following the case... What's in dispute was whether the SAP PI license fee alone is sufficient to allow Diageo's sales staff and customers to access the SAP data store via the Salesforce apps, or whether, as SAP claims, those staff and customers had to be named as users ...

    An anonymous reader writes: A new kit turns your Raspberry Pi into a robotic arm. It's controlled by an on-board joystick, or even a web browser, and "because it's connected to the Pi you can program it through any of the various programming languages that already run on the Pi," according to its creators. "There's also free software available which lets you program it through a web interface using drag and drop programming environments like Scratch and Blockly or with Python and Javascript for the more experienced." They explain in a video on Kickstarter that "Our mission is to get children excited about technology through building and programming their own robots," and they've already raised three times their original $12,411 fundraising goal. The Raspberry Pi blog describes it as "a great kit for anyone wanting to step into the world of digital making." Long-time Slashdot reader bjpirt adds that "It's completely open source and hackable." ...
     Sunday seems like a fine day to launch a rocket into space. Yesterday, SpaceX rescheduled the CRS-10 mission. There was an issue with the the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket. At 9:39 AM ET (6:30 AM PT), SpaceX is set t...

     Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that has raised $1.4 billion in funding but has yet to release a product, has made an acquisition to expand its work in computer vision and deep learning, and to build o...

     Here’s how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point where I couldn’t agree with my co-founder over the future of the company. I had to step away. Every ...

     When conservationists put drones to work in field research, they typically function as flying eyes that gather imagery of the habitat and wildlife below. Now, ornithologists from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania are using drones as flying ears to monitor songbirds in the Appalachian Mountains. Results of their drone study were published in the peer-reviewed journal Th...

     Oh, how the tables can turn. After suing San Francisco, New York City and Anaheim, Airbnb has found itself on the other side of a lawsuit. Apartment Investment & Management Company (Aimco), which owns or manag...

     Autonomous vehicles were one of the most talked about technologies in 2016. Ever since Tesla, Google and Uber put these vehicles on the consumer trend map, I’ve been daydreaming of the day I might own one. Unfortunately for me, and the auto industry, that day might not be coming too soon — if they can’t keep the cars and their driv...

     Ford has invested $1 billion in a joint venture with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company with ties to Carnegie Mellon. The goal is to completely outfit Ford vehicles with self-driving technology. Interestingly this isn’t a case of a large company simply hiring talent but the creati...

     Update: SpaceX aborted the launch with 13 seconds to go, citing the issue with the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket in the second stage as the cause. The company said it was exercising “an abundance of cautionR...

    Samsung’s vice chairman is arrested on bribery charges, Beepi closes down and sells off its operations and reports show that Theranos might be winding down. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...

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    "Anything that's not forbidden by the laws of physics is possible." The post Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right appeared first on WIRED.

    The former Secretary of Defense built a bridge between tech and the Pentagon. Here, he talks about its importance in an uncertain time. The post The Former Secretary of Defense Outlines the Future of Warfare appeared first on WIRED....

    Space photos of the week, February 12 — 18, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Milky Way Dazzles in Zodiacal Light appeared first on WIRED.

    3-D printing isn't exactly mainstream, but Windows 10 and super-cheap hardware will make it much more attractive for makers. The post Bring Minecraft to Life With These Cheap 3-D Printers appeared first on WIRED....

    Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Yahoo Got Hacked Again. No, Seriously appeared first on WIRED....

    Better data means less space between planes, and less midair congestion. The post NASA Tests Plane-Guiding Tech to Shorten Your Next Flight appeared first on WIRED.

    George Saunders discusses 'Lincoln in the Bardo' on the 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast. The post George Saunders: 'Haughty, Thin-Skinned' Trump Is the Anti-Lincoln appeared first on WIRED.

    For years, consumers have for years turned to IkeaHackers for tips on modifying their furniture. Now, the flat-pack giant wants in on the DIY-game. The post The Secret to Hacking Ikea Furniture Is More Ikea Furniture, Says Ikea appeared first on WIRED....

    The human brain has a built-in tendency to conflate the aberrant with the norm. The news industry—and certain politicians—know this all too well. The post The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You appeared first on WIRED....

    So don't even start with those tech islands again. The post How Tech Campuses Hinder Diversity and Help Gentrification appeared first on WIRED.
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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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    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!...
    Tycho: He’s up to his ass in Thornwatch shit, watchin’ them thornz, but I was able to get him over to watch me lose a few times, which is really all I wanted.  All I needed!  Then he can go.  I think my timing on this one was just wrong; I need to remember that he is like the MCP.  In many ways, obviously, but chiefly in that he is surrounded by a whirling shield, and cultural projectiles must be carefully timed to pass through. A thousand years ago, when webcomic was written as two words, there was a style of comic called “Two Guys On A Couch.”  This…...

    New Comic: GTFOOH

    Tycho: I have the official release that the Warehouse team put together down below, but: we have a warehouse, a big one, and if handling fulfillment isn’t fulfilling for you or your company, I’d love to introduce you to my crew.  Hit us up at biz@penny-arcade.com to talk more.  But!  We need a couple people down there, so I’ll leave this up through the weekend.  If the below sounds good to you, kick a resume over to pawhfulfillment@gmail.com.  Here goes:  Help Wanted! Our Warehouse is currently looking to hire a couple full time warehouse…...

    Tycho: I’m always telling him to check out my shit, and he’s always telling me to check out his; the joke is that we don’t really do that.  But I think I’m gonna look at his “whatever it is” this time and actually try to understand it. My thing right now is Duelyst again, which he played a ways back and then bounced off of it, which I don’t think is actually evidence of a personal failing because it was a different game back then.  Also, I messed up during that crucial initial phase; I came on too strong, I pushed him into it.  I know…...

    New Comic: The Latest Fissure

    Tycho: Hey!  The shirts I was telling you about just hit.  The Omin and Jim ones! Plus, if you order today - Valentine’s Day, The Day of Love - you’ll also get a special valentine from the person on the shirt you just bought.  What?  You heard right.  We’re innovators. While we’re talking AI, I’ve always been fond of Gavin’s Wizard Cop shirt as well, drawn from Acquisitions Incorporated: The Series.  I doubt it’s just me. Okay, I know there’s a lot of stuff.  But there’s also something else special:…...

    Tycho: Beat-the-shit-out-of-players survival games are a thing, an entrenched thing, and making players naked and terrified is just an outward manifestation of the mechanical goal, I suppose. I played through the customary first fifteen of Nioh when we were Twitching First 15s, and I hope it’s not a spoiler to say that the first fifteen minutes of Nioh - maybe as much as the first hour - aren’t representative of the game in any way.  To the extent that, like, I don’t even know what it’s doing there.  Maybe it’s one of these things where it bubbles up later or…...

    New Comic: The Dickballs’ Advocate

    Tycho: The ritual one undertakes unlocking heroes in Fire Emblem Heroes creates a kind of dangerous, addictive momentum.  Each time you go to expend your Orbs and summon stalwart allies, you draw an initial hand of five “stones” that you can choose from to become a character.  But.  Each new stone you turn over is cheaper than the last one, so not turning over all five is as difficult as not eating an entire cylinder of Pringles.  For me.  Maybe you can do that: maybe it’s possible for you to pop, and then, having popped, stop.  I’ve never been…...

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    Portal 2 had a great single-player mode, but the most fun I had with the title was playing through the devious puzzles in the cooperative two-player section. Instead of controlling a human, your Portal gun in this mode was carried by one of two cyclopean robots named Atlas and P-body. The pair never say a word, but they have tons of personality that comes out through their movements and gestures in the game. Earlier today, the Good Smile company revealed at the New York Toy Fair that two new Figma models of the robots will soon be available. While toys depicting the pair have been obtainable in the past, the Figmas look to have a lot more points of articulation. You can see a photo of the prototypes as well as the presumptive box art below. ...

    Earlier this week, we reported on a missing shipment of 100 classic Super Nintendo (SNES) games that went missing on their way to an archivist in New Jersey. There's been some movement in the case since then, but unfortunately, the news isn't good. The original tracking information for the missing package. Byuu says the first shipment took just ten days to reach him. To briefly recap the earlier story, game historian Byuu was working with a collector in Frankfurt, Germany, borrowing games to create pristine ROM files for games that were released in Europe's PAL format. He'd already done the same for the US and Japanese SNES libraries. A package containing 100 of these PAL cartridges made it overseas, but went missing after being transferred to the United States Post...

    I love sniping in games, but I never do it. That’s because I’m terrible at sniping in video games. Give me a sniper rifle during a multiplayer match and you may as well have pulled the plug on my session, for that’s about how useful I become when armed with that type of weapon. I never had the combination of twitch skills and patience great game sniping requires, nor did I have the temperament to “get good”. Sniper Elite 4 makes me feel like a good sniper. I still wouldn’t trust myself around a scope in any other game, but the folks at Rebellion have managed this feat in theirs. Ironically, they did it not by making sniping simple enough for someone of my level (what’s the level below “decomposing monkey”?) but by making it harder, more complex, and altogether a rarer activity than one would expect from a game called Sniper Elite. ...

    It's Presidents' Day weekend and so many retailers are discounting appliances, TVs, and of course gaming equipment. If you're in the market for an Xbox One S, now is the best time to buy in 2017 with Microsoft authorizing a $50 price drop at participating retailers. At the Microsoft Store they're even extending this drop on the brand new Halo Wars 2 1TB console bundle, also tossing in a free Ubisoft game of your choice in the mix as a solid bonus. Deals valid through Presidents' Day only (Feb 20). A similar $50 discount exists on PlayStation 4 Slim consoles since last week, but over the weekend there is a killer $30 off coupon making them only $219 after a total $80 discount. The offer is at Jet.com where both the Uncharted 4 and Call of Duty...

    It'd be easy to assume that hip-hop and Japanese role-playing games share nothing in common. Both are acquired tastes within their respective industries that rarely intersect outside of the suburban bedrooms of nerdy white kids. But like hot sauce and mac 'n' cheese, hip-hop and JRPGs secretly work well together. Don't believe me? That's fine, just listen to Cam'ron rapping over Final Fantasy VII's "One-Winged Angel" on "Troublemakers." Read more......

    I've been enamored with Kolin, the first of five brand new characters in Street Fighter V's second season of DLC, ever since her reveal trailer. Judging by this new introductory video released by Capcom, the hype may have been warranted.  Her V-Skill is essentially a counter, her V-Trigger disables stun recovery if you're hit by it, and I believe she has six or so target combos, which is huge in a game like Street Fighter since it gives her a wider variety of options to deal damage. She's got a rekka-type fighting style which allows her to quickly chain moves together, but the caveat seems to be that she does less damage per hit.  Kolin's going to take nimble fingers to master, and I'm definitely going to try my best to do kick some ice with her when she's available to download February 28th.  ...

    It's been a good while since we've heard or seen anything regarding these titles, but Tetsuya Nomura, who is directing both games, is determined to show what he can. While he was not given permission to show video, he brought a couple screenshots to the Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC) 2017. The Kingdom Hearts III image shows Sora battling a new Heartless in the Olympus Coliseum using the Keyblade in "Power Form" in which it has transformed into a shield. It can also be turned into a chariot. Read more......

    Koei Tecmo's games fulfill a very particular need. If you ever need to let off some steam and just clear through waves and waves of nameless jerks, there's no better outlet than the Warriors series. The latest addition, Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada follows the Sanada clan through the Sengoku era Japan setting Samurai Warriors has become known for.  The announcement trailer reveals the first two characters, but there will be other characters announced in the next few weeks as well as pre-order DLC bonus costumes (you can view these below in the gallery). I'm just excited to play another Samurai Warriors title, honestly. Gotta get my Musou fix. Also Sanada reminds me sandia, which is "watermelon" in Spanish, and now I want some water fruit. Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada releases for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam May 23rd.  ...

    During the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest 2017 in Frankfurt, Square Enix revealed quite a bit of new details for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood and has thankfully rounded up the info on their Twitter page. Along with the opening movie teasing the new Samurai class addition (which will use STR gear), there's a new Eastern region inspired area called Shirogane, a new player hub in the port town of Kugane, a new Beast Tribe (the Kojin) and Primal (Susano), new dungeons including Yanxia and The Azim Steppe, and Akihiko Yoshida's gorgeous boxart for the Japanese release ...

    2017 may be the biggest year in NIS America's history. Friday night at a press event in San Francisco, the publisher announced the 19 games it will be localizing in North America this year, including Danganronpa V3 and Culdcept Revolt. The event, hosted by the most exhaustive person to talk about games since Mr. Caffeine, only gave us brief glimpses of the games, and most of them we already knew were coming. Capping off the short presentation was video of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, which will release this fall. Spreading the love around, NIS America will publish games for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Ni...
    The first day of the 2017 New York Toy Fair has come and gone, and while my Saturday was packed with appointments, I did manage to snap some lovely shots of some amazing new toys from Overwatch, Kingdom Hearts, The Witcher and more. Read more......

    Sony’s MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones are some of the oldest (25 years old!) still-relevant headphones on the market, and have always been one of the best values in the space. In fact, they were one of our readers’ five favorite headphones period in a Kinja Co-Op earlier this month. Read mor...

    Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader run community: When Localization Is A Mixed Bag: The Strange Case Of SmartBall And Jerry Boy • Five Things The Wii U Got Right • What Have You Done, Goku?! Dragon Ball Super Impressions • ...

    On Thursday, a NeoGAF user posted videos from a Nintendo Switch that he said he obtained two weeks early from an “unnamed store.” Today, he says he sent it back—and Nintendo says it was stolen “by employees of a U.S. distributor.”Read more......

    Quote is a game about eradicating knowledge. Specifically the knowledge locked away inside books. Why bother re-writing history when you can just destroy it instead?Read more...

    Counter-Strike players are currently coping with an exploit that allows bots to spam text and partake in games without being kicked.Read more...

    Earlier this month a Transformer near and dear to my heart faced off against Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and Deathsaurus in a fan vote for who would be the next ‘bot to wield the Matrix of Leadership. Move over, Optimus Prime. It’s Optimus Primal’s time.Read more......

    A fevered back-and-forth series between Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squads Gambit Gaming and North took game two of the DreamHack Masters Las Vegas quarterfinals match to double-overtime.Read more......

    The Stormblood expansion for Square Enix’s MMORPG will introduce a new continent to the game as well as two new character classes. We knew the first was Red Mage and now we know the second: Samurai.Read more......

    Anyone who comes across Togetic in the wild will want to catch it—I mean, look at the cute ‘lil bugger. Adding Togetic to your collection through a wild encounter may be way harder than it sounds, however.Read more......
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    Josh Corman gave another engaging and informative talk at RSA about DevOps and how it is changing the way we think about security. As he says, DevOps is here, and is the future of development. Companies that don’t start shifting this way won’t be able to keep up in terms of innovation. But he also points out the need for governance, using the analogy of an earthquake. The earthquake in Haiti did untold damage and resulted in the loss of 230,000 lives. Weeks later, an even more powerful earthquake struck Chile, but the death toll was thankfully much lower – only 279 people. Why? Because Chili had modern building codes that Haiti lacked. Chili took into account the possibility of a large earthquake and planned for disaster. Haiti was unable to do the same due to a variety of economic reasons....

    The PostgreSQL at 10 TB And Beyond talk has now been released on YouTube. Feel free to watch! If you follow Planet Perl Iron Man, there is a short function that extends SQL written in Perl that runs in PostgreSQL in the final 10 minutes or so of the lecture....

    The way IT operations teams deploy and manage their infrastructure is constantly evolving. The latest developments in containers and container scheduling technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos, especially, have gotten a lot of attention, and more and more people in IT and software development are adopting these solutions — and deploying infrastructure in the cloud — all the time. Managing this modern infrastructure isn't a trivial task — and that's exactly what Puppet is here for. In this post, I am summarizing for you some of the excellent talks that were given at PuppetConf 2016 on container technologies and how Puppet fits into this new IT ecosystem. These talks — all captured on video — really are a must-watch if you are using these technologies, and even more so if you are thinking about adopting them....

    The Language Server protocol is used between a tool (the client) and a language smartness provider (the server) to integrate features like auto complete, goto definition, find all references and alike into the tool. —   Language Server Protocol In other words, it is a standard way to communicate between editor and language tools — like linters, style controls, and, generally speaking, everything that needs to check the source code. From my point of view, this a game changer because it makes possible to reuse existing pieces of infrastructure at all levels. If you are a language developer now you can build just one language server to support many editors, including Visual Studio Code and Eclipse Che or Eclipse IDE. If you are creating an editor, you can immediately support many languages implementing a single protocol. There ...

    CDI does not provide eager extensions out of the box. Even though there is @ApplicationScoped, which is intended to work in a similar way to eager instantiation, it does not behave in the specified fashion.  I am going to describe how to use CDI extensions to get eagerly instantiated beans following the CDI lifecycle — inside the container. I have used this in Wildfly 8.0. ...

    Test automation implementation is tricky — but if it's done right, it can be highly rewarding for the organization. It makes sense for businesses to automate the functionality that is most used and most critical. Equally important automation factors to consider are the areas of specified service levels of agreement, followed by repetitive procedures and tasks prone to error. Test Automation Tips Test automation is only effective if it's done correctly. These tips will help you ensure that you get the job done right. ...

    An ineffective backup strategy was identified to be the main culprit for data loss at source-code hub Gitlab.com recently. Gitlab is hugely popular among developers who appreciate the fact that it’s an all-in-one solution, providing everything a developer needs over the course of a project. At the core is a Git-based version control system, which is paired with helpful extras. As a result, a lot of companies depend on it, ranging from smaller startups and individual developers to larger enterprises like Intel and Red Hat. On last Tuesday evening, Gitlab.com found that a fatigued system administrator, working late at night in the Netherlands, had accidentally deleted a directory on the wrong server during a database replication process. It appears that he deleted a folder containing 300GB of live production data that was due to be replicated. By the time he canceled the action, only 4.5GB remained, and the last potentially viabl...

    I recently spoke with an executive who has a $200 million problem. His company supplies materials to a manufacturing firm that keeps a tight lid on its inventory. This lack of visibility is forcing my customer to create excess material, without knowing exactly how much the customer really needs. I asked this executive, what if I could save him 30%, returning upwards of $80 million in working capital to his business? Welcome to the age of predictive analytics, where data-driven insights can predict outcomes today, tomorrow, and into the future....

    In this talk from the RavenDB conference, Federico Lois is discussing the kind of performance work and optimization that goes into RavenDB. Performance happens. Whether you're designed for it or not doesn’t matter — she is always invited to the party (and you better find her in a good mood). Knowing the cost of every operation and how it distributes on every subsystem will ensure that when you are building that proof-of-concept (that always ends up in production) or designing the latest’s enterprise-grade application. You will know where those pesky performance bugs like to inhabit. In this video, Federico goes deep into the inner working of every performance sensitive subsystem — from the relative safety of the client to the binary world of Voron....

    What’s the best way to onboard users to your travel app so that they’ll stick around for a long time? The short answer is it depends.  It depends on your app’s core function, your ideal user’s behavior, and your features’ complexity. Frustrating as this answer may sound at first, it actually holds good news for new companies trying to break into the crowded travel app space. ...
    I am fighting with problem of a large array. I need to read lots of csv files and work with them (make tables and save them). I try it this way String[,,] pole = new string[5000, 10251, 100]; ... String[] proz = File.ReadAllText("@/../../History/201" + r + "-" + m1 + m2 + "-" + d1 + d2 + "_00/variables_ens.csv").Split(';'); for (int k = 0; k < 10251; k++) { int l = k / 99; int lk = l * 99; int b = k - lk; pole[n, l, b] = proz[k]; } But in the first row String[,,] pole = new string[5000, 10251, 100]; It says out of range exception, but i do need that much space. When i write String[,,] pole = new string[100, 10251, 100]; It works, but only for the hundred of those files. Any suggestion, please?...

    Please, sorry my english! I have a question. But in the beginning of my experience in programming. Due to the study of programming takes not much time as we would like. In 2012, I began to learn programming, it was a scripting language for developing scripts one of the games. Then gradually, gradually, I began to learn C ++. At 6 years old, I lost sight. I use Screen reader to work with the computer. I want to create a sound game, such as the GTA, but where there is no full graphics. 3D sound is, there is physics, and the graphics do not. We have an engine sound BGT games, but it is not perfect. And here's the question: What programming language is better to learn and use for this purpose? About kross-platform, I do not plan on any other platform than Windows. options: C ++ - the best option, C ++ is fast, flexible, but I encounter problems in signs and stl, yet understanding what it is and how, where required, and so on. C # - the best option under Windows, but I have read that it ...

    Just I want to share some basic question I have that I was not able to find anywhere about CSS and Bootstrap. Basically I need to center an input text but I cannot do it. I was able to center the input box but then, the verification is not appearing in the right please. Can you please help me out? This is the web: http://urbano.harvay.com/code PS1: it needs to be fully responsive. PS2: I checked this case, but something else is happening at a higher css level. THANK YOU!...

    This is my code: String s = word; String[] split = s.split(Dictionary.searchTerm); String s1 = split[0]; String s2 = split[1]; String cut1 = "..."; String cut2 = s2.substring(0, 20); I get java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: length=17; regionStart=0; regionLength=20 caused by the line String cut2 = s2.substring(0, 20); What I'm trying to do is, for example, this is the original string s Google Android Gmail Youtube Apple iOS Mac Microsoft Windows The searchTerm is Youtube, so the desired string is ...Youtube Apple How to solve this?...

    I am learning angular 2, and in this example where I set the variable for isLoading to true, and then change it to false, once I fetch the data I need, I get the error: Typescript - type 'false' is not assignable to type 'true' This is the code: export class AppComponent implements OnInit { isLoading: true; constructor(private _articleService: ArticleService, private _postService: PostService){} ngOnInit(){ this.articles = this._articleService.getArticles(); this._postService.getPosts() .subscribe(posts => { this.isLoading = false; console.log(posts[0].title); }); } ...

    I'm working with PHP and mysqli, what the program is doing is that it is asking for a reset code and email address if the email add and reset code are found in the database it sets the password,this part of the function is working, I need help with this part: what I need to do is tell the user if the password was set or not so if the update was successful or not. What I'm working on: $uinsert = "UPDATE member SET password = '$password' WHERE emailadd = '$emailadd' AND resetCode = '$resetcode'"; $update = mysqli_query($mysqli, $uinsert) or die(mysqli_error($mysqli)); if(mysqli_affected_rows($update) == 1 ){ //ifnum header("location: ../index.php"); // Redirecting To Other Page } else{ echo "<script> alert('Incorrect code, try again!');</script>"; } Note: $mysqli is my connection string...

    Basically, I'm coding a poker app and I have a class called Deck which is really just a List<> contain objects of the class Card. It's literally just a list of cards. I'm now trying to concatenate two of these Decks together: playerCards and tableCards. However, when I write this code, I get an error message: playerCards.Concat(tableCards); It tells me that "'Deck' does not contain a definition for 'Concat' and no extension method 'Concat' accepting a first argument of type 'Deck' could be found." How can I concatenate these two list objects together? Hopefully this explains Deck a bit better... public class Deck { public Deck() { deck = new List<Card>(); } public List<Card> deck { get; } ...

    This question already has an answer here: How to handle infinite loop caused by invalid input using Scanner 5 answers I'm making simple program where the user inputs a class number of a student(cn) and the grade of that student(ngrade). I was trying to add an exception that checks if the input of the cn and ngrade are integers. If not the user will be informed that it is invalid and asks to re enter the details. problem: i did use while loop to check the inputs throughout the loop. but i'm getting a infinite loop. CODE: import java.io.*; import java.util.*; public class trrying { public static void main(String[] args) { int ngrade; int cn; ...

    I want to put a hebrew string in a wstring type, but it didnt work. I use Code Blocks and write this: std::wstring str2 ("????"); and it give me this error: error: no matching function for call to 'std::basic_string<wchar_t>::basic_string(const char [5])'| when i use "L" before, like L"????", it give the error: error: converting to execution character set: Invalid argument| ...

    I read line from txt file. How i can parse this line : shop "The best shop" "2006" to array of strings ? For example: array[0] = [shop] array[1] = [The best shop] array[2] = [2006] Without double quotes and spaces ?...
Hacks

  • hackaday
  • lifehacker
    One of the sticking points for us with our own Internet of Things is, ironically, the Internet part. We build hardware happily, but when it comes time to code up web frontends to drive it all, the thrill is gone and the project is only half-done. Including some simple web-based scripting functionality along with the microcontroller basics is one of the cleverest tricks up ESP8266 BASIC’s sleeves. BASIC author [mmiscool] puts it to good use in this short demo: a complete learning IR remote control that’s driven through a web interface, written in just a few lines of BASIC. Note …read more...

    You might think that our community would always strive to be at the cutting edge of computing and use only the latest and fastest hardware, except for the steady stream of retrocomputing projects that appear. These minimalist platforms hark back to the first and second generation of accessible microcomputers, often with text displays if they have a display at all, and a simple keyboard interface to a language interpreter. Often these machines strive to use the hardware of the day, and are covered with 74 logic chips and 8-bit processors in 40-pin dual-in-line packages, but there are projects that implement …read more...

    This one is hard to classify. Is it a hack, or is it art? Perhaps it’s both. However you want to classify it, it’s pretty cool to turn a bundle of drinking straws into a camera. If you’re looking for the technology here, you won’t find much. There’s no lens, no shutter, and no electronics of any kind in [Mick Farrell] and [Cliff Haynes]’ Straw Camera. This is literally a box full of drinking straws standing on end, with a sheet of photo paper behind it. Each straw sends a spot of light that represents the average hue and luminance …read more...

    Yup, another clock project. But here, [Jan] builds something that would be more at home in a modern art museum than in the dark recesses of a hacker cave. It’s not hard to read the time at all, it’s accurate, and it’s beautiful. It’s a linear RGB LED wall clock. You won’t have to learn the resistor color codes or bizarre binary encodings to tell what time it is. There are no glitzy graphics here, or modified classic timepieces. This project is minimal, clean, and elegant. Twelve LEDs display the hours, six and nine LEDs take care of the minutes …read more...

    Browse around eBay for an original Altair 8800 and you quickly find that the price range is in the thousands of dollars. If you are a collector and have some money in your pocket maybe that’s okay. But if you want the Altair 8800 experience on a budget, you can build yourself a clone with an Arduino. [David] kindly shared the build details on his Arduino Project Hub post. Using an Arduino Due (or a Mega for 25% of original speed), the clone can accurately reproduce the behavior of the Altair’s front panel elements. We covered a similar project in …read more...

    The ‘Pola’ in the PolaPi is a giveaway for what this Hackaday.io project is. This polaroid-like camera, created by [Muth], is a sort of black and white, blast from the past mixed with modern 3D printing. It is based on a Raspberry-pi Zero with a camera module, a Sharp memory LCD for viewing the image, and a Nano thermal printer to print the actual photo. Throw in some buttons, a battery and a slick 3D printed case and you have your own PolaPi. Right now it’s already on the second iteration as [Muth]s gave the first prototype to some lucky …read more...

    One of the essential problems of bio-robotics is actuators. The rotors, bearings, and electrical elements of the stepper motors and other electromechanical drives we generally turn to for robotics projects are not really happy in living systems. But building actuators the way nature does it — from muscle tissue — opens up a host of applications. That’s where this complete how-to guide on building and controlling muscle-powered machines comes in. Coming out of the [Rashid Bashir] lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, the underlying principles are simple, which of course is the key to their power. The technique …read more...
    Sony’s MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones are some of the oldest (25 years old!) still-relevant headphones on the market, and have always been one of the best values in the space. In fact, they were one of our readers’ five favorite headphones period in a Kinja Co-Op earlier this month. ...

    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...

    Good kindling makes starting any type of fire easier, whether it’s your barbecue, fire pit, or a campfire under the stars. These compact fire-starter pills make for great kindling and are super easy to make.Read more......

    Chrome: Favicons are great in browsers because they make it easy to discern one site from another in your tabs at a glance. Gmail Sender Icons takes that same approach to your Gmail’s inbox.Read more......

    Android: If you use a Bluetooth headset with your phone, you’ll want to know when its battery is about to die. BatON can monitor your accessories and give you a notification when you need to charge them.Read more......

    In our day to day, it can be hard to focus on the truly important things when everything seems important and to-do lists can be their own sort of hell. Instead of dealing with overwhelm, start by answering, “What would make today great?” to define the things that would make you happy that you did them.Read more......

    Tense jaws are, quite literally, a pain. Like many people, I tend to clench my jaw when I’m stressed—or concentrating, or awake—which often leads to not only sore jaws but terrible tension headaches. Luckily, there is a very fun way you can loosen your jaw and prevent all this; you just need a make-out buddy.Read more......

    3M Command hooks, Amaz

    Presidents’ Day is this Monday, which means it’s the perfect time to look back on how some of the greatest people this country has known got things done. Here are ten of our favorite tips from former U.S. presidents.Read more......

    Putting common office supplies to new and interesting uses is definitely old-school life hacking, and one of the most versatile items you can use are zip ties. Here are ten things you can do with zip ties when you’re feeling like a cubicle MacGyver.Read more......
Anime

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  • n4g
  • thatanimeblog
    With some decent broadcast pieces out there in various locations around the world, the home video side for the Yo-Kai Watch anime series has been lagging. Thats now starting to change as UK distributor Manga Entertainment has picked up the home video rights for that region with plans for a dub-only DVD release to come....

    With the anime adaptation of the Sakurada Reset light novel coming up, a manga adaptation also now in the works. The new series will come from Yutaka Kono and will work on adapting the first novel in the series with new chapters coming out monthly. This isnt the first time the work has been adapted as Masahiko Yoshihara put together a two-volume run back in 2010....

    The official website for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game revealed on Tuesday that first-print copies in Japan will include Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale's Yuna as a playable character....

    The official website for the High School Fleet (Haifuri) television anime announced on Tuesday that the series' original video anime (OVA) is slated for May 24 on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Online retailer Amazon is listing the release as 48 minutes long....

    Sentai Filmworks is gearing up for the bilingual release of Diabolik Lovers II: More, Blood thats set for a March 28th, 2017 street date. The separate DVD and Blu-ray sets are priced at $29.98 and $39.98 respectively and now we have the the English language production information along with the first dub clip from the series....

    Its little surprise that publishers are playing up the Valentines Day period with some smartly placed sales and Kodansha Comics has gotten into the game as well through ComiXology. The publisher has kicked off their latest sale which brings us a trio of very different titles, all of which are at half off until February 20th, 2017. That means you get $10 volumes of Princess Jellyfish, $6 volumes of Kiss Him, Not Me, and $7 volumes of The Prince in His Dark Days. Plus, you dont have to try and find storage space for them....

    Funimation has made a pretty welcome announcement today with the acquisition of The Seven Deadly Sins with its first anime season. The distributor is looking at bringing it out for North American release by the end of this year on home video. This is a home video only release as Netflix retains the worldwide streaming rights for it and previously produced an English language dub among others....

    Promotion continues for the Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters anime series that kicked off as part of the fall 2016 season as TV Tokyo has brought out a new spot for it. Ahead of the February 18th, 2017 debut, we now have a quick hit look at the twentieth episode of the series. The show began back on October 1st, 2016 on TV Tokyo directed by Gou Koga based on the series composition from Youichi Katou. With Kenichi Oonuki on board for character designs, its being animated at Toei Animation....

    We learned back in December that were getting an anime adaptation of the manga Renai Bokun from Megane Mihoshi and now the official site has dropped some new deatils and the first key visual for it. The project is slated for the spring 2017 season with Atsushi Nigorikawa directing it based on the series composition by Natsuko Takahashi. Mariko Itou is on board as the character designers with EMT2 handling the animation production....

    There is a witness in the shooting death of JianSheng Chen, the 60-year-old man who was shot after getting into an altercation with a security guard, sources tell affiliate WTKR.
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