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    Los Angeles Times Fire near Santa Clarita continues to burn out of control, explodes to more than 20000 acresLos Angeles TimesA wildfire in the Santa Clarita Valley area has grown to more than 20,000 acres, prompting new evacuations Saturday for hundreds of homes in canyon areas, authorities said. The evacuation order was issued about 3:15 […]...

    CNN Car chases and secret getaways: Tim Kaine’s wild 78 hoursCNN(CNN) Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was spotted at the Newport Shipyard Friday night just minutes before his phone rang at 7:32 pm, and then he disappeared from view. He ducked inside the office of a dock worker to take the call discretely. There, surrounded …On […]...

    NBCNews.com Munich Shooting Witness Thought ‘This Is It’ as He Comforted Dying BoyNBCNews.comWitnesses to a shooting spree at a Munich, Germany, that killed nine people recalled harrowing scenes of terror and panic Saturday as a memorial grew outside the shopping center that was the scene of a shocking act of violence just the day before […]...

    New York Daily News UF football player Cristian Garcia saved teen from rape at barNew York Daily NewsA heroic University of Florida football player helped save an incapacitated teen from an alleged sexual assault behind a bar’s dumpster, a rescue that may have led cops to a serial sex offender. Cristian Garcia, a linebacker for […]...

    Los Angeles Times Disney makeover for Tower of Terror causes fan freak-out on social mediaLos Angeles TimesTower of Terror, the beloved vertiginous elevator drop at Disney’s California Adventure, will cease to terrify thrill seekers in early January so that it can become a new “Guardians of the Galaxy” attraction that is set to open in […]...

    CNN Trump campaign readies assault on KaineCNN(CNN) Donald Trump’s campaign is beginning to pick apart Hillary Clinton’s new running mate, seeking to flip Tim Kaine’s image from moderate and experienced elected official to that of career politician beholden to special interests. Trump and his …On Death Penalty Cases, Tim Kaine Revealed Inner ConflictNew York TimesClinton […]...

    New York Times On Death Penalty Cases, Tim Kaine Revealed Inner ConflictNew York TimesTim Kaine, at a news conference in 2009, presided over 11 executions as Virginia’s governor. Credit Win McNamee/Getty Images. Kevin Green’s lawyers were pleading with the governor for mercy. It was spring 2008, and Mr. Green, a 31-year-old who had …Trump campaign readies […]...

    Washington Post Munich officials: Gunman acted like ‘a deranged person’ but had no ties to terror groupsWashington PostMUNICH — City authorities here said Saturday that the teenage gunman who went on a rampage at a shopping center Friday, leaving nine people dead, had no ties to the Islamic State or other extremist groups. Instead, police […]...

    MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Tim Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate on Saturday, touting an optimistic view of America and leaping to attack Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s record. Powered by WPeMatico...

    ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. Powered by WPeMatico...
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    On Friday, Wikileaks published an email exchange between Western Regional Communicators Director for the Democratic Party Walter Garcia and DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda, in which Miranda requests an article critical of Bernie Sanders be covertly shared, “without attribution” to the DNC.Read more......

    Are you going to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this coming week? Well, prepare to have your liberties destroyed. The LIE-berals have banned all vape products from the convention floor. First the Democrats took away all our guns, and now they want to take away all our e-cigarettes.Read more......

    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, made their debut on Saturday, after Clinton broke the news of their ticket partnership Friday night. The team showed up nearly an hour late at the Florida International University in Miami to discuss how great they are and why you should vote for them.Read more......

    If Roger Ailes has at times reminded you of a depraved, wizened Roger Sterling, don’t worry you are not alone.Read more...

    80 people are dead and at least 260 wounded from an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan that detonated on Saturday in the midst of a peaceful demonstration by members of Hazara, a Shiite minority group, CNN reports.Read more......

    On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan enacted an emergency decree to shutter thousands of institutions across the country, including private schools and charities, Reuters reports. The emergency decree is Erdogan’s first since imposing a three-month state of emergency on Wednesday after a military insurrection against his government failed a week ago.Read more......

    On Sunday night, Kim Kardashian electrified the internet by revealing that Taylor Swift did, in fact, verbally approve the use of her name in Kanye West’s “Famous.” Five days of self-imposed house arrest later, Swift finally crept from her L.A. mansion for a little trip to the gym:Read more......

    A printer you won’t hate, an extra 15% off select Amazon Warehouse deals, and the best DJI drone deal we’ve ever seen lead off Saturday’s best deals.

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    In a more perfect world, our national leaders would be judged by the content of their character, the way their strong wills contest against their empathy in difficult situations, and their willingness to do what was right as opposed to what would get them re-elected. But that’s just the plot of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, so let’s talk about how they really get judged: On looks, on folksiness, on if they seem like fun guys at happy hour. Read more......
    It's finally here! Warner Bros have given us numerous reboots of Batman and Superman over the years with, let's say mixed results. Well, it looks like in 2017, Wonder Woman is going to show the boys how it's done! Photos: The Top 20 Most Badass Female Movie Characters Of All Time! We have no idea why execs didn't think [...]...

    Poor Selena Gomez! She may have turned 24 years old on Friday, but she is not feeling the birthday festivities — or maybe she just needs a breather from a long, grueling tour schedule. Related: Britney Spears Wants A Duet With Selena! The singer, in the middle of her Revival tour, touched down in Jakarta, Indonesia for [...]...

    Spooky!!! What should have just been another horror film as The Woods has turned full on into a sequel of The Blair Witch Project, and it debuted in its new brand late Friday night at Comic-Con in San Diego! Related: Watch The Trailer For Kong: Skull Island HERE! The trailer (which you can see above) depicts four young [...]...

    Comic-Con gets all the good stuff! The San Diego audiences were the very first in the world to see the trailer for Kong: Skull Island, which isn't opening until March 17, 2017 — and now that we've seen it, it looks AH-Mazing!!! Related: Jamie Lee Curtis' Psycho Shower Scene Was The Best Part OfScream Queens! The amazing trailer [...]...

    This is so sweet!!! The rapper Wale welcomed his first child with girlfriend Claudia Alexis Jourdan on Friday, and he shared the most heartfelt message announcing the birth! Related: Wale Speaks Out On Frank Ocean! Celebrating his daughter, Zyla Moon Oluwakemi, the rapper shared the photo (above) on his Instagram account and captioned it with the most beautiful, [...]...

    Hottie with a body! Iggy Azalea has a little junk in the trunk, as she proved on Friday afternoon when she posted a super sexy snap to her Instagram account — and it's got everybody talking! Related: Iggy Admits To Getting "A Lot More Sh*t Than Other People" The newly single singer captioned her hot booty-baring pic very [...]...

    This is really sad to hear. According to sources close to his family, Lamar Odom has walked out of an attempted intervention in New York City. Related: Lamar Is 'Treating His Body Worse Than Ever!' Extra is reporting that the former NBA star was shocked by the surprise intervention and bolted, although he's apparently still in New [...]...

    It's a rock battle! Miranda Kerr recently showed off her sparkler from Evan Spiegel, but who really has the best engagement ring in Hollywood? Only YOU can decide thanks to our new ranking game. Get at it! [Image via Instagram.]...

    This is probably a good idea. Even though a parole board recommendation came down to let Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten free after decades in prison, California Governor Jerry Brown has flatly denied the request, citing her unbelievable cruelty so many years ago. Related: Ariana Grande & Demi Lovato Take The Manson Tour On Friday, after the [...]...

    What a CRAZY week!!! When historians a thousand years from now look back at 2016, the events that took place over the past seven days will be all that textbooks remember. That's because in addition to Donald Trump and Melania Trump practically trolling their own political party at the Republican National Convention… this was also the week [...]...
    Robin Thicke and Paula Patton both just learned a lesson about divorce ... don't loan and don't borrow your ex's car, because it can cost you dearly. We're told Paula got pulled over a few days ago by the CHP for speeding and an unsafe lane… ...

    The "Pokemon Go" craze is so big, it's going to turn a line of themed restaurants into huge money makers ... or so one developer thinks now that he's filed docs to launch the idea.  James Kim -- a branding and marketing guru -- is trying… ...

    Although he's facing a 4-game suspension from the NFL for a missed drug test, Le'Veon Bell has got some GOOD weed news in his life ... 'cause he recently completed his probation from his 2014 marijuana arrest. The Pittsburgh Steelers star was… ...

    She's broken her nose NINE TIMES ... but WWE legend Tammy Sytch says she smells opportunity -- and now she's begging the people at "Botched" to help fix her sniffer. 

    Listen up, Christian McCaffrey ... a (smoking hot) modeling vet has some advice for you ... STICK TO FOOTBALL ... saying there's waaaaay more money in catching passes than catwalks. We got former SI Swimsuit model Genevieve Morton out in L.A.… ...

    Paul Wall's next trip to the jewelry store won't be for himself ... it'll be for his brand new English bulldog puppy.  Paul tells TMZ he jumped at the opportunity to adopt the 12-week-old pooch when his friend's dog had a litter. He says his… ...

    From one of the guys who brought you, "Franks and beans!" and "Is that hair gel?" ... comes a kick-ass home tucked away in the hills over Los Angeles. Frank Beddor, who was a producer on "There's Something About Mary" -- and wrote "Hatter… ...

    Jennifer Lopez's looks don't cost a thing. Here’s a 26-year-old version of the Bronx triple threat at the premiere of her movie “My Family” in 1995 (left) and 21 years later ... the hot mama of two -- who turned 47 years old… ...

    Ben Affleck wasn't in full Batman gear but it didn't matter when he surprised thousands of fans at Comic-Con. Affleck, who is directing and starring in the next installment of the franchise popped into a panel with fellow DC directors David Ayer,… ...

    Selena Gomez just posted a puzzling message ... calling herself, "unauthentic" and "unconnected" to herself and her music hours after a concert.  Gomez took to Instagram Saturday -- post-show in Indonesia -- mentioning she's never felt her… ...
    Who knows shit like Lisa Bonet hasn't been naked on camera in twenty-two years? Mr. Skin does. He knows that cold like you know Bulgarian Olympic weight lifting records. Everybody's got their thing. His is cooler than yours. Bonet's taking it from behind on Ray Donovan on Showtime. The show does pretty well for itself. If you renamed it to Lisa Bonet Takes It From Behind, it would do even better.read more...

    NBC has tapped Katy Perry's new familiar sounding single, Rise, as the official anthem of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. That means Universal footed the bill for the studio time to translate inspiring Amazing Race riffs into a pop song about overcoming obstacles, like masked gunmen or Zika you'd have to think. Metaphors are for cowards.read more...

    Star Trek Beyond is a snooze fest with endless MacGyver discussions about how to jimmy up a communicator or an impulse engine. If you're keeping cinematic reboot LGBT score, Sulu's got a husband in this one.read more...

    Every time there's a story on Charli XCX, I consider looking up who the fuck she is. Then I stare at her ass for a while and assume she'll be gone before I ever get around to reading. I may be right, I may be wrong, but I manage my time well.read more...

    It's an inherent dare not to make cum jokes in a story about Alan Cumming and Dairy Queen. The forever animated movie villain penned a letter to the Dairy Queen CEO asking that the ice cream store chain offer non-dairy options. For the lactose intolerant and those wishing to keep Botswana from getting even hotter. This should get about as far as my Change.org petition to make the Logo channel show less man-ass.read more...

    Odell Beckham Jr. is the latest victim of a Kardashian daughter publicity campaign. Beckham was photographed over Memorial Day weekend at Drake's house party with Khloe Kardashian squirming between his legs. You can't claim you didn't know she was there. Larger footprint mammals are incapable of sneak attack.read more...

    A Victoria's Secret whistleblower blew the lid off the lingerie manufacturer with an anonymous interview revealing that the models are airbrushed to shit and padded with push up bras to make them seem more shiny and perfect. That took some bravery.read more...

    Hugh Hefner's wife Crystal suffers from lyme disease and toxic mold syndrome, which is something you probably get from making out with Hugh Hefner. To combat these ailments she had her fake tits removed. Medically speaking this seems like a dubious claim yet having foreign objects and chemicals inside you can't be helpful for anything.read more...

    Megyn Kelly wore a slightly revealing dress which Queen Elizabeth would have not approved of while covering the Republican National Convention and received a minor amount of backlash on Twitter, mostly from unattractive middle aged cat ladies. This was almost certainly a calculated move on her part.read more...

    It was pretty big news when Jose Canseco's daughter got naked for Playboy, especially since Playboy no longer has nude photos and it turned out they were lying. It's an honor just to be tributed by men who still can't figure out how to cancel their subscriptions.read more...
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    If you thought that officials would halt progress on self-driving cars in the wake of a Tesla Autopilot crash in May, you're in for a surprise. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lead Mark Rosekind told guests at an event that he and othe......

    Tom Wheeler, head honcho at the Federal Communications Commission, has fired off letters asking the country's biggest communications providers to offer robocall blocking services for free. The FCC is still fielding a barrage of complaints from people......

    The history of Microsoft-backed Xbox One games coming to the PC isn't exactly stellar. When Remedy's Quantum Break reached Windows, it was saddled with limitations that were partly dictated by the Universal Windows Platform's own limits, such as fra......

    When we got our hands on the legendary "Nintendo PlayStation" prototype last November, the device worked fine as a Sony-branded SNES console sans audio, whereas its CD drive -- the part that eventually led to the birth of the PlayStation -- failed to......

    Were you wondering how Yahoo managed to recover deleted email that was supposedly impossible to retrieve? You're not the only one. A judge has partially granted a motion that orders Yahoo to explain how it recovered deleted email from UK drug traff......

    Google Play now displays the actual storage space a whole app or an upgrade will take up, so you don't accidentally download anything too big. If an update is only 2.91MB, it will show that exact figure right there in each app's detail box. That will......

    The Cyanogen team formed a company with hopes of becoming the third major mobile platform, but it looks like the custom Android developer is scaling back its ambitions. Sources speaking to both Android Police and Recode claim that Cyanogen is making......

    Our computers have rapidly shrunk from room-size behemoths to hulking desktops to the svelte laptops that now dominate modern offices. What haven't changed much are the tables and chairs that the computers (and we) sit on. A new integrated workspace......

    Donald Trump has, whether knowingly or not, tapped into some deep-seated bigotry still lurking just beneath the surface of this country. I do not know if Trump agrees with the openly racist people he retweets or if he's merely aping the language and......

    It took us a while, but now that we've reviewed the Moto Z, we think we're done testing flagship phones until the iPhone 7 or next Galaxy Note come out (whichever arrives first). With that in mind, we can now confidently say that the following phones......
    In a potential setback for China’s accelerating autonomous vehicle industry, the government has banned such cars from testing on the nation’s highways. A Bloomberg report via Motortrend that revealed Chinese automobile regulators decided to block self-driving cars from undergoing tests on public highways. The report found that Chinese auto authorities are collaborating with police to develop... Read more » The post ...

    According to a new report from Navigant, the revenue from wireless sensors is estimated to increase from $188.2 million in 2016 to $745.2 million by 2025. As operational technologies and information meet, sensors have begun to play an important role in directing smart building solutions that can offer insight through data-driven tools. Wireless connectivity improves...

    Intel’s restructuring towards a focus on Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based businesses delivered disappointing growth this quarter. As reported by Computer Weekly, the U.S. microchip behemoth posted profits that were down 51% this quarter compared to the same period last year. The poor results were blamed on $1.4 billion in restructuring costs as Intel...

    Eyes are considered to be the most powerful human sense. The equivalent technological tool is an intelligent video camera that can observe, analyze and act on provided information. This technology is know as Intelligent Video Analytics or Video Content Analysis. Vendors such as Cisco and IBM are key companies in the market. Internet of Things... Read more » The post IoT and cameras: Going from sma...

    Philadelphia has announced a goal to create a large multi-purpose wireless network — called the “Smart City Challenge” — that will depend on public-private partnerships to address the digital divide and enhance existing operations and services. Site of the upcoming Democratic convention, Philadelphia has frequently been recognized for placing among the top municipal governments for the utilization of technology... Read more » The post ...

    32.6 trillion liters. That, roughly, is the amount of water annually lost through leaky pipes before it gets to homes, businesses and hospitals. Put another way, if you could detect those leaks and plug them, you could almost fill China’s Three Gorges Dam to the brim every year with clean, treated water.* The “leaky pipe” problem highlights... Read more » The post Making the megacity sustainable through IoT appeared first on ...

    Despite a fatal crash setback for the self-driving car industry, the leading U.S. car safety regulator said it is standing behind autonomous vehicles. Automotive News reported on a conference with Mark Rosekind, chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During the conference Rosekind indicated that the U.S. government would not pull back its support...

    I am one of those people that firmly believes that implanted wearables are the future of health technology. Devices like cochlear implants have been around since the 1980s, contraceptive implants since the late 1990s and there are many other implanted medical devices that add quality to life — or even preserve life — from hip...

    Experts estimate 50 billion connected devices by 2020. We typically think of the Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of autonomous cars, fitness wearables and smart homes, but some of the best applications of IoT technology are in fields that are industrial and intensely practical. One such example is waste management. The U.S. generates nearly 230 million tons... Read more » The post IoT and was...

    After a premiere season that saw Grush — an IoT-enabled gaming toothbrush aimed at getting kids to brush their teeth more effectively — take home the $1 million top prize, America’s Greatest Makers is coming back for another season of bringing IoT inventors together in a head-to-head battle for a sweet cash prize. The primetime television show is... Read more » The post ...
    An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from HNGN: Game maker Valve is threatening to shut down sites dedicated to gambling with add-ons to its popular Counter Strike game. On Thursday the company sent cease and desist letters to 23 sites, demanding that gambling operations be stopped, and that the sites had 10 days to comply. The row revolves around the software overlays that change the appearance of the characters people play in Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) and the weapons and other virtual items. Last week the company reiterated that its user agreements ban external sites from asking users to connect their Steam accounts in order to trade items for real money. The company added that it would use "all available remedies" against sites that did not stop players using virtual goods to gamble. Bloomberg reports that in June a class action lawsuit was filed against Valve "for its role in the multibillion-dollar gambling economy that has fueled the game's popularity" -- b...

    the_newsbeagle writes: Iris scanning is increasingly being used for biometric identification because it's fast, accurate, and relies on a body part that's protected and doesn't change over time. You may have seen such systems at a border crossing recently or at a high-security facility, and the Indian government is currently collecting iris scans from all its 1.2 billion citizens to enroll them in a national ID system. But such scanners can sometimes be spoofed by a high-quality paper printout or an image stuck on a contact lens. Now, new research has shown that post-mortem eyes can be used for biometric identification for hours or days after death, despite the decay that occurs. This means an eye could theoretically be plucked from someone's head and presented to an iris scanner. The same researcher who conducted that post-mortem study is also looking for solutions, and is working on iris scanners that can detect the "liveness" of an eye. His best method so far relies on the unique wa...

    A few weeks ago, we had an intense discussion on what would happen if Apple's next iPhone doesn't have a headphone port -- and what that means for the rest of the industry, as well as the pros and cons of ditching the legacy port. Over the past few months, we have seen many smartphone manufacturers launch new handsets that don't have a headphone jack. Mashable has a report today in which it says that it is already causing frustration among users. From the article: In the Android camp, phones like Lenovo's Moto Z and Moto Z Force and China's LeEco have already scrapped the 3.5mm headphone jack; to listen to music on the company's three latest phones, users need to plug in USB Type-C headphones, go wireless, or use a dongle. I'm all for letting go of old technologies to push forward, but what is happening is actually going to make things worse. The headphone jack has worked for 50 years and it can work for another 50 more because it's universal. Headphones I plug into my iPhone work in a...

    This week saw the release of the Moto Z Droid and Force Droid, new Android smartphones from Motorola and Lenovo with snap-on modules. Slashdot reader MojoKid writes that the Z Force Droid "is sheathed behind Moto ShatterShield technology making it virtually indestructible." Motorola guarantees it not to crack or shatter if dropped... However, what's truly standout are Moto Mods, which are snap-on back-packs of sorts that add new features, like the JBL Speaker, Moto Insta-Projector and Incipio OffGrid Power Pack (2220 mAh) mods... Even the fairly complex projector mod fires up in seconds and works really well. But the Verge has called it "a good phone headed down the wrong path," adding "this company is competing in the global smartphone market, not a high school science fair, and its success will depend on presenting better value than the competition, not cleverer design. Without the benefit of the value-projecting fairy dust of brands like Apple and Beats, Lenovo will have an uphil...

    An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: A company called Andromium is attempting to harness the processing power of your Android smartphone and turn it into a full fledged computer. The 'Superbook' consists of a 11.6-inch laptop shell, which you connect to your phone via a USB Micro-B or Type-C cable, and run the Andromium OS application (currently in beta, but available in the Play Store)... The leader of the project and Company co-founder Gordon Zheng, previously worked at Google and pitched the idea to them... They refused so he quit his job and founded Andromium Inc. In December 2014 the company had introduced their first product which was a dock which used the MHL standard to output to external monitor. That campaign failed, however their newest creation, the Superbook smashed their Kickstarter goal in just over 20 minutes. And within their first 38 hours, they'd crowdfunded $500,000. In an intriguing side note, Andromium "says it'll open its SDK so developers can tailor their a...

    itwbennett writes: "Seventeen high-risk vulnerabilities out of the 276 flaws fixed by Oracle Tuesday affect products from third-party software vendors," writes Lucian Constantin on CSOonline. The vulnerabilities, which were found by researchers from Cisco's Talos team, are in the Oracle Outside In Technology (OIT), a collection of SDKs that are used in third-party products, including Microsoft Exchange, Novell Groupwise, IBM WebSphere Portal, Google Search Appliance, Avira AntiVir for Exchange, Raytheon SureView, Guidance Encase and Veritas Enterprise Vault. "It's not clear how many of those products are also affected by the newly patched seventeen flaws, because some of them might not use all of the vulnerable SDKs or might include other limiting factors," writes Constantin. But the Cisco researchers confirmed that Microsoft Exchange servers (version 2013 and earlier) are affected if they have WebReady Document Viewing enabled. In a blog post the researchers describe how an attacker...

    Ina Fried, reporting for Recode: It was already known that LinkedIn chose a potentially lower all-cash acquisition offer from Microsoft rather than take on the uncertainties of a stock-and-cash deal from Salesforce. But now it has been revealed that Salesforce might have been willing to go "much higher" than Microsoft's $26.2 billion, or change other terms of its bid, had it been given the chance. In a filing with regulators on Friday, LinkedIn said a board committee met on July 7 to discuss an email from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. "The email indicated that Party A would have bid much higher and made changes to the stock/cash components of its offers, but it was acting without communications from LinkedIn," LinkedIn said in the updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ...

    Slashdot reader Big Hairy Ian quotes a report from the BBC: Google says it has found a way to make ads load faster on web pages viewed on smartphones and tablets. The company said the ads would also be less taxing on the handsets' processors, meaning their batteries should last longer. The technique is based on work it has already done to make news publishers' articles load more quickly. But it is still in development, and one expert said Google still had questions to answer. The California-based company's online advertising revenue totalled $67.4 billion last year... The technique limits the scope of JavaScript, and "provides its own activity measurement tools, which are said to be much more efficient," according to article. A Google software engineer explains that this technique "only animates things that are visible on the screen," and throttles animation to fewer frames per second for weaker devices -- or disables the animations altogether. "This ensures that every device gets the...

    Slashdot reader schwit1 writes: Almost half of all TSA employees have been cited for misconduct, and the citations have increased by almost 30 percent since 2013... It also appears that the TSA has been reducing the sanctions it has been giving out for this bad behavior. Throughout the U.S., the airport security group "has instead sought to treat the misconduct with 'more counseling and letters that explain why certain behaviors were not acceptable'," according to a report from the House Homeland Security Commission, titled "Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public". It found 1,206 instances of "neglect of duty", and also cited the case of an Oakland TSA officer who for two years helped smugglers slip more than 220 pounds of marijuana through airport security checkpoints, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The newspaper adds that "The misconduct ranges from salacious (federal air marshals spending government money on hotel rooms for romps with prostitutes) t...

    Slashdot reader mkwan writes: Economies are just a collection of processes that convert raw materials and labour into useful goods and services. By representing these processes as a series of equations and solving a humongous linear programming problem, it should be possible to maximize an economy's GDP. The catch? The economy needs to go communist. "[P]oorest members would receive a basic income that gradually increases as the economy becomes more efficient, plateauing at a level where they can afford everything they want to consume," argues the article, while "The middle classes wouldn't see much change. They would continue to work in a regular job for a regular -- but steadily increasing -- wage... Without the ability to own real-estate, companies, or intellectual property, it would be almost impossible to become rich, especially since the only legal source of income would be from a government job." ...
     At Bloomberg’s recent technology confab in San Francisco, Marc Andreessen offered a vision for entrepreneurship, defining it as the ability to see how the world potentially could be, then inventing what is needed to change it. Herein lies the dilemma for Silicon Valley: The same questions that spur its entrepreneurs to remake the world are often the same questions that lead it into conflict. Read More ...

     It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon. Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even San Francisco only had a few VCs or tech companies. Now, VC offices have sprung up in San Francisco, moving more of the investment energy up there. That great migration of companies and activity touches upon what is now… Read More ...

     I’ll be in Chicago this week and I’d love to meet some startups. I’m thinking about holding a micro-mini-meetup on Tuesday, July 26 at a location to be determined. Here’s what I need from you all: Email or tweet me with recommendations where we can meet. I like to just hang out in bars but I could do a co-working space. I know there are a few in town but I’ve… Read More ...

     Researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation. It’s striking that most of these efforts are trying to patch problems within the legacy framework of “permanent” construction. Could it be that the one thing that is taken for granted is the… Read More ...

     Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its location at Lagrange Point 1 about one million miles away. Compiling over 3,000 images, NASA put together a video showing a sunlit Earth age one full year.   EPIC takes at least one set of images… Read More ...

     One might ask why we would ever want to create robots that can do human work when we have so many people who need jobs. The goal of robotics should not be to replace humans with robots, but rather to improve productivity and safety, removing humans from harm’s way and enabling them to focus on things that humans should be doing. Read More ...

     While I acknowledge and appreciate the role of governmental agencies to protect its citizens from harm, I encourage the NHTSA to be rational and measured in their response. Today, the United States has a significant lead in the autonomous vehicle and self-driving car industry. The NHSTA would be wise to not set us back years or even decades by inappropriately overreacting. Read More ...

    WikiLeaks publishes a ton of democratic national committee emails, a bunch of employees leave reddit, Pokemon Go is live now in Japan, Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets, Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal has violated probation. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...

     It clogs systems, causes accidents, wastes energy and makes people unhappy. It’s more than a bad experience on a website — in cities, bad user experience (UX) design can actually kill. We’re talking about signage, public spaces, civic and emergency communications and other forms of urban design that influence our daily routines and, in some cases, are there expressly for… Read More ...

     The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that’s both tiny and powerful goes hand in hand with that vision, providing compact spacecraft with the ability to adjust their position without using a drop of fuel. Read More ...
    And he's playing Ego. Naturally. The post Kurt Russell Is Indeed Star-Lord’s Dad in the GOTG Sequel appeared first on WIRED.

    The casting was announced during Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel. The post Room Actress Brie Larson Is Your New Captain Marvel appeared first on WIRED.

    Marvel's first foray into magic and mysticism is looking to have plenty of chakra value. The post The New Doctor Strange Trailer Even Gives Its Star The Shakes appeared first on WIRED.

    The new series will debut on CBS All Access in 2017. The post We Finally Know the New Title (and Ship) of Next Year's Star Trek Series appeared first on WIRED.

    Wonder Woman got the first big panel on the biggest day of Comic-Con. All eyes are on her—and they should be. The post Wonder Woman Is the Hero the World Deserves Right Now appeared first on WIRED....

    Details about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have trickled out through J.K. Rowling’s background stories on Pottermore over the past few months—but until the new trailer debuted in Hall H today, the arc of the plot was still a bit of a mystery. Now it’s clear that Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) smuggles magical […] The post The New Fantastic Beasts Trailer Brings the Rowlingverse to NYC appeared first on WIRED....

    If you liked Gareth Edwards’ take on Godzilla, then you’re going to love Legendary’s new King Kong movie. The post The Kong: Skull Island Trailer: Like Godzilla, But An Ape appeared first on WIRED....

    Couldn't make it to Hall H? The teaser director David Ayer just showed to the audience there is now on Twitter. The post Here's the Suicide Squad Teaser That Just Rocked Comic-Con appeared first on WIRED....

    Aquaman! Cyborg! The Flash! The sextet is really coming together, guys. The post Here's Your Superhero-Stuffed First Justice League Footage appeared first on WIRED.

    There's more to this world than just Trekkers and Whovians, you know. The post The 16 Hottest New Fandom Nicknames at Comic-Con 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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        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!...
    Gabe: I am really excited to announce our latest pin set. This is one that I’ve been working on for a while now and I can finally show off the end result. We play a lot of Destiny at my house. Between my wife, my son Gabe and myself, we have a pretty solid little crew. When the opportunity to draw these Destiny pins came up I knew I had to base them on my family fireteam. So to most people that’s just a cool set of pins but that Titan is Gabe, the Warlock is Kara and I am the hunter. Destiny means a lot to me, it is something that brings my family together. We’ve had hours of fun running…...

    Tycho: I don’t like having my teeth scraped with metal hooks, but I can endure it.  I don’t seek it out, or anything.  But I love having teeth, so if there is the occasional tooth maintenance procedure sign me up.  I’m trying to imagine eating a Fruit Roll-Up with no teeth and friends it is a fucking mess. For my cohort, it is a cloak of fear that, in his words, “devours the sun, making all things dark.”  Maybe those are my words.  He called up the tooth store and informed them of his mouth trubs, but the extended, detailed conversation he had…...

    New Comic: The Tooth Hurts

    Tycho: Lone Shark Games & Friends put together a Humble Puzzle Bundle, a truly bonkersville collection of puzzle collections.  Child’s Play is among the potential benefactors, along with Worldbuilders and It Gets Better! (CW)TB...

    Tycho: There’s a podcast for this strip that’ll hit in a little while, and the reason I call it out specifically is that you will hear within this podcast that the strip is essentially a documentary - you’ll be able to hear the moment my heart breaks.  I was getting on at 10 because I thought everybody was getting on at ten.  Not true!  They’re actually getting on much, much earlier. Character stacking for Competitive Mode is out, before I ever even got in there seriously.  I understand why, because it’s busted for real sometimes.  A seam erupts…...

    New Comic: The Pregame

    Tycho: I was late to all this Monster Huntery in general, but since 3 I’ve been trying to get caught up; the bizarre life you have enabled occasionally gets me stuck in the air from time to time, sometimes for upwards of fifteen hours, and I know of no medicine for this ailment so potent as Monster Hunter.  The high fives this game generates on cooperative hunts are seismic.  And probably bad for the plane. It’s probably not worth talking to me about it, it would be like talking to somebody about their favorite band right after it became their favorite band.  They…...

    New Comic: Grotesqueries

    Tycho: We were part of an ADSL Pilot Program in Spokane, back in 98 or so, and I would say that ever since then I have had to contend with Gabriel’s fragmentary understanding of the network that literally makes our lives possible. Anyway, I fixed it!  Whatever!  I know about ports, gah. I tweeted recently; I’m a tweeter.  Specifically I tweeted about something called an “eero,” which is a…  hm, what is it.  It’s a router, I guess, except three of them come in one box and they’re all the same.  It would be like if routers grew in…...

    New Comic: A Little Knowledge
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    [Update: Niantic just announced Pokémon Go is now available for download in France.] Pokémon Go is out now in 26 new markets across Europe, The Pokémon Company just announced. Following the mobile sensation's release in Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom earlier in the week, its reach now includes: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland. For those keeping score at home, that leaves Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro...

    I've seen some ridiculous product launches, but this one takes the cake for 2016. This is the video card equivalent to walking in on your parents having sex. This is the video card equivalent of dropping a scissor in a toilet. This is fisting a snake, vomiting on the pope, and being the host of Dancing With The Stars. You're not supposed to do any of those things. Nerds shouldn't be allowed to create such unholy hardware without being beaten back into their cave by responsible product managers. This is pushing boundaries. At double the price of their recently announced GTX 1080, the new Titan X is positioned to be a formidable and mother of all marketing/pricing experiments. Just $1199.99999999999! My checking account hurts b...

    Roughly a month ago both Marvel: Ultimate Alliance titles were rated for current-gen systems, and today at SDCC, it was confirmed that yes -- this event has indeed heralded the arrival of the pair on PC, PS4, and Xbox One . They'll actually be available as early as next Tuesday July 26, digitally, for $39.99 each or $59.99 as a bundle. Pricey I know, but the original editions were underprinted, and can fetch an abnormally high price depending on what version you want. Marvel also reminds us that both do still feature couch co-op, and that although they're basically the same as their original counterparts, there are "some UI and graphic enhancements," as well as "modern features" (presumably the share button and the like). Wait for some impressions before picking them up (re-releases have been known to add in extra bugs), but ...

    I was late to the party with the new Doom. I picked only picked up the game a few weeks ago. Abd by now, all the reviews have been written, everyone knows its great. There are already tons of articles, opinion pieces, and editorials out there gushing about it, talking about how successfully it captures the spirit of the original Doom. I suppose this is going to be another one. But, in the spirit of the over-the-top escalation that defines the Doom series (why use a shotgun when you can use a super shotgun? Why cut down demons with a chaingun when you could mulch them with a triple-chaingun?) I'm gonna take it a step further. I think Doom (2016) is flat out a better game than Doom (1993). I don't say this because of the fancy 3D graphics, or the pure murder-fuel soundtrack, or even the fact that you can look up (though those are all pretty great in their own right). No, I think ...

    While I Am Setsuna is the hot new JRPG du jour, it wasn't the only one to grace the PlayStation Store in North America week, as Game Arts has re-released Grandia III under the PlayStation 2 Classics banner. However, unlike the string of PS2 JRPGs that have recently been ported to PlayStation 4 with up-rendered 1080p visuals (Wild Arms 3, Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirit, Dark Cloud, Rogue Galaxy), this one is just a $10 digital version of the 2005/2006 original for PlayStation 3. Here's the premise straight from Game Arts:  Grandia III takes the adventure to the skies, putting you in the role of Yuki, a young man with dreams of flying his own plane. He soon comes into contact with a young girl named Alfina, a Communicator who can speak with the Guardians--giant beastlike gods who protect th...

    Co-op and 24-hours only is the theme this weekend in video game deals. GMG has a round of co-op titles in its 2016 Summer Sale. Among the roughly 100 discounted co-op titles (full sale breakdown here) we're getting an all new low on Street Fighter V with a drop to $34.29. That beats out the Steam summer sale price of $39.59 and the previous low of $38.99 from earlier this month. If you're an Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo gamer, your eyes need to be trained on Best Buy's Black Friday in July sale. While all of these deals end later tonight just before midnight, they are some of the best we've seen so far this summer. Examples...

    Chaos Rings, a series of role-playing games for mobile devices, has apparently done so well for Square Enix that the company has challenged creator Takehiro Ando to develop a spin-off called Cosmos Rings for a platform with even more constraints than modern cell phones: The Apple Watch. While precious little else is known about the smartwatch RPG at the present moment, Square Enix will surely reveal more details regarding whatever it is exactly whenever it releases later this summer. Until then, please feel free to join me in forgetting the Apple Watch is a thing that exists. Cosmos Rings [Square Enix, 4Gamer] ...

    Sega has, at long last, confirmed plans to release Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X in PAL territories.  The rhythm game will debut in Europe and Oceania on August 30, the same day as the previously-announced American launch date, as a digital-only release on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. For those in PAL territories keen on picking up a packaged version of the game, it looks like you'll have to import a copy from Japan (where it's already available) or deal with an American retailer. A three-song gameplay demo will go live via PlayStation's western storefronts on August 9. ...

    Lumines: Puzzle & Music launched this week in Oceania and Japan. The "mobile recreation" of the hit 2004 PSP classic is currently available via the iOS App Store and Google Play for $4.49 in both Australia and New Zealand, while the asking price is ¥360 in Japan.  A worldwide release (priced at $2.99 US) is expected sometime in September.  This is the first new Lumines project since Japanese publisher Mobcast acquired the rights to Lumines and Meteos from Q Entertainment last year&...

    Tonight at Sonic's 25th anniversary party in San Diego, Sega revealed "Sonic Project 2017," a game the studio says is a totally new thing and not a sequel to Sonic Generations, despite looking exactly like one. Read more......
    Behold the U.S.S. Discovery, designation NCC-1031. What’s really cool is that it’s based on concept art the legendary Ralph McQuarrie did for the first Trek motion picture. See it in action in the show’s first teaser!Read more......

    We’ve heard rumblings that two of the best Marvel Comics console games were making a comeback, and now it’s confirmed. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 are coming to current gen consoles and PC July 26. Read more......

    Nintendo is at San Diego Comic-Con, where they’ve gathered 64 young children to battle for your amusement in the most kid-friendly competitive game possible. It’s basically My First Smash Bros. Tournament, and it’s darling. (Autoplay warning.)Read more......

    If you’re gonna make us watch a minute and a half of children running around fake temples, you’ve got to give us a giant talking stone head. That was the deal with The Legends of the Hidden Temple game show, Nickelodeon, and it still stands. Read more......

    She’s finally here. After years of false starts, a live-action Wonder Woman movie is coming next summer. Warner Bros. just revealed the first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con to the uproarious excitement of the Hall H crowd, and it. is. perfect.Read more......

    More effective than toy trains and more humane than strapping your phone to the dog, radio-controlled cars seem like an excellent to way to hatch Pokémon Go eggs. Aside from actually walking, of course. Read more......

    Not everyone is happy with some of the changes made to World of Warcraft in preparation for the upcoming Legion expansion. Aside from some minor annoyances, I’ve been having a blast. Being Squirrel Girl helps. Read more......

    The Killing Joke is a 30-year-old Batman graphic novel that goes to ugly places, especially in what it does Batgirl. And when folks expressed anger at Barbara Gordon’s portrayal in a new, controversial scene in the upcoming film adaptation during a DC panel, things got ugly in real life.Read more......

    Maybe not the one I would have preferred, but Jaime is better than nothing. Take a look at Mr. Reyes’ even more evolving suit as well as our first look at Wonder Woman in the Comic-Con trailer for Injustice 2. How about those faces?Read more......

    A printer you won’t hate, an extra 15% off select Amazon Warehouse deals, and the best DJI drone deal we’ve ever seen lead off Saturday’s best deals.
    Sonic Generations is finally getting a sequel, and after watching so many episodes of Game Theory it's hard not to analyze everything.

    Several physical versions of PS4 games have been dropped to under $15, including Bloodborne, Call of Duty: Ghosts, God of War 3 Remastered, Metro Redux and Tearaway Unfolded.

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    It's been going on since the dawn of time and will never go away. Sex Sex Sex!!! In video games it's not any different either. If you asked 100 men or women if looking at half-naked video game characters would peak their interest everyone would answer yes! I know I would answer yes!...

    Dreambreak may look pretty on the outside, but peeling back its pixelated style and impressive music reveals the dull story, flat characters, lack of substance and clunky gameplay within. Whatever promise for a good sci-fi story and game that may have been had with its setup does not exist here, instead leaving behind some shallow Soviet software that sadly stinks....

    Over the past few days, many sites reported allegations that No Mans Sky would be using a patented superformula developed by botanist Johan Gielis, possibly causing legal problems for the game. Today Creative Director Sean Murray took to Twitter denying the allegations, and mentioning that the game doesnt infringe any pantent, defining the whole hubbub a non-story....

    Welcome to Episode 008 of the Xbox Enthusiast Podcast! This week its just James and Chris, as Andrew was unable to join us this week. Our topic of the week is the release of the Xbox One S. Who is the system for? Should you wait for the Scorpio? Will we be buying it? Find out this and more! The guys also cover the Microsoft Quarterly Earnings report, the first trailer for the new Telltale Batman game, and hypothesize on why Crackdown 3 was delayed until 2017. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xbox-enthusiast-podcast/id1118795332?mt=2 Subscribe on Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser#/ps/Ii4t5yjpwfpntiycauuw3zexuoa...

    Having reached Version 1.0, Starbound finally left Early Access today, complete with a launch trailer from Chucklefish showing off the sheer scope of the game while thanking the community for all of their support....

    Have you ever wanted to topple an evil empire using only your words? As in literally weaponizing your words and using them to get past obstacles? Then do Colombian developers Below the Game have the title for you in the form of Haimrik....

    Augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go has officially released in Japan, the country in which the phenomenon was created.
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    Go, bouncy ball! Back to your home! Your home of boobs! In this trick shot video Steve-O shifts focus off himself and his maniacal stunts and directs it towards the greater glory of trick shots and boobs. Finally, together at last. Australian DJ Laura Lux graciously offers her, well, boobs, for the increasingly difficult tricks. It's kinda like Dude Perfect. Ok, maybe a little different. Boob Perfect, perhaps.
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    Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose--unless you get trapped watching #Bobsburgers and drinking Savvy B with Meredith 'the backpack' George.
    If there's one thing both parties can agree on, it's that they LOVE Paul Revere cosplay.
    Just take the scarface poster that's taped to your wall and put it in a frame, then put that whole thing in a dumpster.
    Normally we just ignore the opinion any one a-hole posts online, but if there's 500 of them...
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    I’m a big supporter of helping software developers develop “soft skills” in addition to their technical skills — in fact, I wrote a complete book about it — but there is no denying: technical skills are important.I mean, if you can’t actually write code and develop software, all the soft skills you learn won’t really do you much good. Perhaps you’d make a good manager or coach, but not a software developer....

    NODE_ENV is an environment variable popularized by the Express framework. It specifies the environment in which an application is running such as development, staging, production, testing, etc.By default, our application will run in development environment. And we can change the environment by changing process.env.NODE_ENV. Let’s see how frameworks and libraries will behave in different environments....

    I've been playing Pokemon Go since it released, and I must say that I've grown tired of catching Pidgeys and Rattatas. However, finding rarer Pokemon can be time-, battery-, and data-consuming. The social aspect of the game has helped me at least find some rarer Pokemon, even if I was unable to catch them for one reason or another.In fact, just a few nights ago I spotted another player at a Pokestop with me, and we exchanged recent sightings of a Golduck and a Nidoqueen. It was awesome to have someone let me know that I could go a little ways up the street and grab something I had not caught yet. However, if he hadn't told me about it, I would have likely gone home without thinking to stop there and search around. It would be great if there was a way to locate and signify the locations of rarer Pokemon to cut down on time spent looking for them....

    Over the past few months, we've done a lot of development with Docker. There are a few things that we end up using over and over. I wanted to share three of these with other developers working with Docker.Remove All ContainersInevitably, during development, you're going to pile up a bunch of stale containers that are just lying around — or maybe you have a bunch of running containers that you don't use. We end up needing to wipe out all the containers to start fresh all the time. Here's how we do it:...

    Now everyone — with or without an iOS Developer account — can experience the latest Cupertino has to offer, months before the final release gets pushed out to the masses.But while most of the reactions to iOS 10 have been focused on rich push notifications, lock screen enhancements, Siri, and iMessage extensions, there is one announcement that has gone largely ignored - Apple's new App Store Search Ads....

    Why OpenStack is not Big Enough | OpenStack SuperuserJonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, discussed why he believes that OpenStack still has more growing to do under the Big Tent. While OpenStack has faced much criticism about the volume of projects, Bryce stressed that with more projects joining the Big Tent, there are now ample resources to help navigate the landscape....

    For this week’s 5-Minute Interview, I spoke with Ivan Portilla, IT Architect at IBM. I sat down with Ivan at GraphConnect Europe. Here’s what we talked about:

    The Everyone is a Software Company meme has been around for a number of years, but it feels increasingly hard to get away from recently. That prompted this post.But What do we Mean by Software Company?To be a software company, you're going to need to employ software engineers and other professionals. Applying that logic to a large number of companies at once, and looking at how existing software companies are set up, we find a few large problems....

    Cloud load testing continues to be an increasingly discussed and important topic. Nearly everywhere I go, questions arise as to what, why, how, and when these capabilities are important. Perhaps you are looking for a quick read to understand how to start defining a Cloud Load Testing strategy for your enterprise. That is what I am setting out to do in this blog.1. What Are You Delivering to Your End Users?As an end user, I always wonder, why is it that organizations want me to find their defects? I'm not sure if you have had this same experience, but surely you have, and I am sure your experience is equally as frustrating, if not more....

    Acoustic roughness is measured in aspers. An asper is the roughness of a 1 kHz tone, at 60 dB, 100% modulated at 70 Hz. That is, the signal(1 + sin(140?t)) sin(2000?t)
    In the following example WrapperComp needs to get access to the dom node of the divs in line 5 and line 8, without adding logic to PageComp or ItemComp. The only things I could change in PageComp are the div tags. E.g. I could add a ref, prop, data-attribute, etc to them. The divs don't have to be created inside PageComp. WrapperComp would be allowed to create them too, but they must wrap each of its children (In this case each ItemComp). Example class PageComp extends React.Component { render() { return ( <WrapperComp> <div> <ItemComp/> </div> <div> <ItemComp/> </div> </WrapperComp> ); } } class WrapperComp extends React.Component { render() { return ( <div&g...

    Hello i am trying to read a file with this function : void fileRead(const string fn,Gilijos g[],Eglijos e[]){ int gl,eg; int viso; ifstream fin(fn.c_str()); fin >> gl; for(int a = 0; a < gl; a++){ fin >> g[a].nMonetos; } for(int b = 0; b < gl; b++){ fin >> viso; g[b].tMonetos += g[b].nMonetos * viso; } fin >> eg; for(int c = 0; c < eg; c++){ fin >> e[c].nMonetos; } for(int d = 0; d < eg; e++){ fin >> viso; e[d].tMonetos += e[d].nMonetos * viso; } fin.close(); } file i read from : 6 10 7 6 4 3 1 10 0 8 4 3 0 4 8 6 4 1 1 1 50 0 so the function i paste above will take first number and then do two for cicles to capture 2 and 3rd line into a structure g[] , and then same for another part of file just storing data into structure e[]. but ones i call this fun...

    In function overriding, say base class bclass has a function f1() and f2() such that in f2() there is a call to f1(). A derived class dclass inherits from bclass, such that it overrides function f1(). Now in main(), bclass ob1; dclass ob2; ob1.f2(); ob2.f2(); How does a compiler decide which function f1() will be called inside f2() in the respective calls? I know for ob1.f2() f1() defined by bclass is called and for ob2.f2() f1() defined by dclass is called, but how does the compiler function in this?...

    As soon as I entered a site, my browser (chrome) downloaded this script. It's not obfuscated and not too long, and I think it's harmless, but I don't know PHP so i'm not sure. The file was called csync.php. Chrome made it seem like this was the only file downloaded. Is it possible this is not true? Could someone shed some light on what this is doing? <?php require_once("config/config.php"); require_function("util/StaticFunctions.php"); require_function("service/ServiceFactory.php"); require_function("bo/BoFactory.php"); require_function("data/DataFactory.php"); require_function("util/UtilFactory.php"); require_function("data/AkamaiLoggingService.php"); include 'config/setup/config-setup-skenzo.php'; include 'config/skenzo_request_variables.php'; header('P3P:CP="NON DSP COR NID CUR ADMa DEVo TAI PSA PSDo HIS OUR BUS COM NAV INT STA"'); header('Content-type: text/html'); header('Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, must-revalid...

    am i using session correctly? or doing this way is bad? or is there a better way of using session for securing web application this is my php code $conn = new PDO("mysql:host=$host;dbname=$dbname",$username, $password, array(PDO::ATTR_ERRMODE => PDO::ERRMODE_WARNING)); $stmt = $conn->prepare("CALL sp_login(?,?)"); $stmt->bindParam(1, $_username, PDO::PARAM_STR, 30); $stmt->bindParam(2, $_password, PDO::PARAM_STR, 30); $stmt->execute(); $row = $stmt->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC); if($row){ $_SESSION['Login_username'] = $_username; header("location: index.php"); exit; } and this is the code for checking sessions if(isset($_SESSION['Login_username'])) { return true; } else{ header("location: login.php"); exit; } i read somewhere that it is a good idea to save session on the database. if im going to save it to the database...

    I know this is pretty simple question but somehow I cannot figure it out. I am animating couple of .png file from drawable folder, it is working fine as they are animated and stopped as required. What I am trying from previous three hours is that I want to hide the imageview once the animation is stopped. This is the simple code i am using animImageView = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.iv_animation); animImageView.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.anim); animImageView.post(new Runnable() { @Override public void run() { visiblity = false; frameAnimation = (AnimationDrawable) animImageView.getBackground(); frameAnimation.start(); frameAnimation.setOneShot(true); //animImageView.setVisibility(View.INVISIBLE); } }); Even tried the removeCallBack() methods on imageview but its not working. Can somebody please guide me what I am do...

    i'm struggling to get my function to display the items that are more than double the 'retail' price. My current code is; SELECT DISTINCT C.COMPANY_NAME, S.STORE_ADDRESS, I.ITEM_ID, I.ITEM_NAME, I.COST, I.RETAIL, I.MAKER FROM COMPANY C, INVENTORY I, STORE S WHERE( I.COST > I.RETAIL * 2 GROUP BY ITEM_ID ); My variables are all numbers. I'm getting the missing right paranthesis error on the line with I.COST > I.RETAIL * 2....

    This question already has an answer here: How to show a dialog to confirm that the user wishes to exit an Android Activity? 7 answers My Idea was, When destroys the app, I want to show them Alert Dialog after destory my app. I am only practicing, I think it can be done maybe my way is bad but i did this and its not working.code is below: public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements View.OnClickListener { Button btnStart, btnStop; Intent intent; @Override protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { super.onCreate(savedInstanceState); setContentView(R.layout.activity_main); btnStart = (Bu...

    I have a popup form where it's having lot of tabs. Its' like this : index.js vm.openCreateOrEditPropertyModal = function (resolveProperty) { var modalInstance = $uibModal.open({ templateUrl: '~/App/tenant/views/propertymanagement/createOrEditPropertyModal.cshtml', controller: 'tenant.views.propertymanagement.createOrEditPropertyModal as vm', resolve: { resolveProperty: function () { return resolveProperty; } } }); }; Tabs are like this : createOrEditPropertyModal.cshtml <uib-tabset class="tab-container tabbable-line" type="pills"> <uib-tab heading="@L("PropertyInformation")"> <div ng-include="'~/App/tenant/views/propertymanagement/tabs/propertyForm.cshtml'"></div> </uib-tab> </uib-tabset> createOrEditPropertyModa...

    I want to do this: I have got website with video-background. And i want to have hidden main menu until the visitor moves the mouse. Once the mouse is moved, it will remain visible forever. Menu is in separated file: 'header.inc.php'...
Hacks

  • hackaday
  • lifehacker
    Actually riding around at 30 km/h on a 3D printed means of transportation is pretty gnarly, if not foolhardy. So we were actually pleased when we dug deeper and discovered that [E-Mat]’s unicycle build is actually just a very nice cover and battery holder. We say “just”, but a 3D-printed design takes a couple of cheap parts (the wheel and pedals) from the Far East and turns them into a very finished-looking finished product. Custom bits like this fulfill the 3D printing dream — nobody’s making it, so you make it yourself. And make it look pro. It turns out …read more...

    Electromyography is a technique used to study and record the electrical signals generated when a muscle contracts. It’s used for medical diagnosis, rehab, kinesiological studies, and is the preferred method of control for robotic prosthetics and exoskeletons. There are a few companies out there with myoelectric products, and the use case for those products is flipping the slides on a PowerPoint presentation. Lucky for us, this project in the Hackaday Prize isn’t encumbered by such trivialities. It’s an open, expandable platform to turn muscle contractions into anything. As you would expect, reading the electrical signals from muscles requires a little …read more...

    It probably doesn’t matter much for the hacker who sleeps with a bag of various microcontroller flash programmers under the pillow, but for an end-user to apply a firmware upgrade, convenience is king. These days that means using USB, and there are a few good AVR USB bootloaders out there. But [Dmitry Grinberg] wanted more: the ability to encrypt the ROM images and verify that they haven’t been tampered with or otherwise messed up in transit. Combined with the USB requirement, that meant writing his own bootloader and PC-side tools. His bootloader will take unencrypted uploads if it doesn’t have …read more...

    We take recorded telephone messages for granted in these days of smartphones and VOIP. Our voicemail lives on an anonymous server in a data centre in the cloud somewhere, in a flash memory chip on our DECT base station, or if we’re of a retro persuasion, on a micro-cassette. Wherever we go, we now know our calls will not go unanswered. Today’s subject takes us back to a time when automatically recording a phone call was the last word in high technology, with a British Pathé newsreel piece from 1959 entitled “Modern Telephone”. Its subject is the Ansafone J10, one …read more...

    Mining the wealth of information in the BitCoin blockchain is nothing new, but BitCluster goes a long way to make sense of the information you’ll find there. The tool was released by Mathieu Lavoie and David Decarty-Hetu, PH.D. on Friday following their talk at HOPE XI. I greatly enjoyed sitting in on the talk which began with some BitCoin basics. The cryptocurrency uses user generated “wallets” which are essentially addresses that identify transactions. Each is established using key pairs and there are roughly 146 million of these wallets in existence now If you’re a thrifty person you might think you …read more...

    Near Field Communication (NFC) is something we take for granted these days. Nearly all smartphones have it. We even have NFC interfaces for all our favorite development boards. NFC’s history goes back all the way to 1997, when an early version was used in Star Wars special edition toys. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), which NFC builds on, goes back even further. The patent citation trail leads all the way back to 1983 in a patent awarded to [Charles Walton]. NFC is much more than RFID though. The idea of two way communication between devices opens up tons of possibilities for …read more...

    Lithium-ion batteries make possible smaller and lighter electronics. Unfortunately, they are also costly to produce. In a conventional lithium-ion battery, many thin layers create the finished product much like filo dough in baklava. A startup company called 24M thinks they have the answer to making less expensive lithium-ion batteries: a semisolid electrode made by mixing powders and liquid to form an electrolyte goo. Not only will the batteries be cheaper and faster to create, but the cost of the factory will be less. Currently, 24M has a pilot manufacturing line, but by 2020 they expect to scale to produce batteries …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...

    Many of the world’s most popular games are free-to-play, yet they still manage to make a ton of money. Here’s a simple explanation of how they work, and why they’re able to get people to for over their cash for something that’s technically 100% free.Read more......

    Have some vinyl you want to listen to anywhere in the house? The folks over at Mozilla (yes, that Mozilla) wanted to find a way to get one record player to stream audio throughout the entire office. Their solution was a Raspberry Pi.Read more......

    We recently put together a guide helping you figure out how to register to vote . If that’s still too complex, however, Google’s making it even easier. Simply search “how to register to vote” and Google will tell you how to do it in your state.Read more......

    As someone who grew up mostly in the 90's, I am no stranger to the Hot Pocket. I would love to tell you that I’ve grown out of them completely, but every once in a while I am hit with a nostalgic craving for the microwavable, pepperoni-packed bread vessel.Read more......

    If you’re training for an obstacle race of some sort, then you’ll likely need to climb a tall rope. Climbing a rope, like the pull-up or push-up, can be worked on, one exercise at a time. Here are the exercises that’ll prepare you for rope climbing and more.Read more......

    The sun is high, the days are long, and the weather is hot—which means it’s a great time to get outdoors and see some beautiful natural spaces. Whether it’s a huge national park or just a green space closer to home, here are some channels that’ll inspire you to get out and explore.Read more......

    A printer you won’t hate, an extra 15% off select Amazon Warehouse deals, and the best DJI drone deal we’ve ever seen lead off Saturday’s best deals.

    If you’re working on an image in Photoshop that’s cut into numerous sections, sometimes you find yourself needing to carefully align the different layers just by eye. Set one layer to the “difference” blend mode, though, and it’s infinitely easier. This video from Scott Kelby shows how it’s done.Read more......

    If you’re looking to have a relaxing weekend that’s free of housework, this Friday cleaning routine is thorough enough to get things straightened, but fast enough to get you out for happy hour.Read more......
Anime

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  • n4g
    Funimation Entertainment announced at Comic Con International in San Diego on Thursday that it will release TOHO's Godzilla: Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) film. The company has licensed the theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand, and broadcast rights for the film, and its license covers North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.Funimation plans to release the film in theaters in late 2016....

    Viz Media announced at its panel at Comic Con International in San Diego on Thursday that it will release a Princess Mononoke artbook. The company said it would reveal more details soon.

    Well its time to accept that Berserk will probably never get the adaptation it deserves. Which is totally heartbreaking to a longtime fan like myself. But im just not convinced its possible. The Berserk manga has some incredibly intricate and expansive art. That in reality is just not practical for any studio to do on the surely limited animation budgets they are provided. The worst part is there are some strokes of brilliance in this show, but they are always nullified by the broader strokes of a toddler with a coloring book and some apparently Playstation 2 era cutscenes. Armed with this information I regret to inform you that Berserk will now be placed in my fun to watch, but no real depth category for anime this season. In a way losing hope is freeing and I can actually enjoy the show more, but critically, any attempt at meaningful thematic and gripping narratives are lost in the laughable animation, and occasional bad voice work....

    This keeps looking very, very promising.

    Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes: "The Hakuoki franchise has flourished in Japan since it first started as a series of games that were released back in 2008 and later ported to many other platforms. This otome series has been so popular in fact that a number of anime seasons had already been produced by the time the first games were localized in English. Now Sentai Filmworks has brought over Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Wild Dance of Kyoto, the first in a pair of movies for the Hakuoki series. With the second movie set to be released later this year, is it worth picking up the first?"...

    Legendary Entertainment and The Pokémon Company announced on Thursday that Legendary Entertainment's film division Legendary Pictures has acquired the live-action film rights for the Pokémon franchise. The film will start production in 2017, and will feature the Detective Pikachu character, which debuted in the Meitantei Pikachu Nintendo 3DS game earlier this year in February....

    Evangelion is slated to the fourth and last entry in the Rebuild of Evangelion series. It has been held up, however, by the new Godzilla film. Hideaki Anno is sorry about that.

    Dragon Ball: Fusions, as the name suggests, is a game that allows players to fuse any and all DBZ characters. Interested in a fusion between the legendary brolic Broly, and the heroic Goku? What about a fusion between boss father and boss son, Vegeta and Trucks. Or maybe youd rather fuse the almighty Cell with fresh dill Piccolo....

    Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes: "When the anime adaptation Parasyte -the maxim- first debuted in Japan many were curious about how well it would do considering the original manga had wrapped up two decades prior. Now we know that not only has it become a rather popular success in Japan but has also flourished in the West. After making a full run on television Sentai Filmworks has released the second collection for Parasyte -the maxim-. Now does the series come to a satisfying conclusion?"...

    New Persona 5 gameplay is out for the world to see, so don't miss even a second of the glorious soon to be addicting gameplay. The footage shows off the plethora of activities one can take part in to increase the protagonists stats, obtain items, and broaden the characters personality. Were talking Japanese crowded train riding, fishing, boxing, playing videogames, crafting, watching movies, chilling with friends, getting dizzy in onsens (japanese public hot baths), working, doing crossword puzzles, and more....





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