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If Trump hates leaks, he needs to give up his phone

The leader of the free world’s ‘invincible ignorance’ about cybersecurity is worrying in the extreme<p>My favourite image of the week was a picture of the Queen opening the National Cyber Security Centre in London. Her Majesty is looking bemusedly at a large display while a member of staff explains …

World Leaders

GOP Plots To Clip NASA Wings As It Tweets Climate Change Updates

Budget to be "rebalanced" to restrict agency to space.<p>NASA continues to steadfastly tweet urgent climate change information despite a critical president and GOP efforts to force the agency to stick to space and forget the Earth.<p>The Trump administration aims to largely restrict NASA to focus on its …

Climate Change

Utah Republican argues against equal pay for women: It’s ‘bad for families’ and society

In a letter criticizing a bill that addresses pay gap in the workforce, a Utah Republican said that men have traditionally earned more than women and, citing “simple economics,” argued that things should stay that way.<p>James Green’s letter to the editor, published in two local publications earlier …

Gender

AWS setup for Deep Learning

Hello<br>After wasting more than 2 nights on trying to setup the AWS server for my Deep Learning and Neural Networks Assignments, I finally managed to …

Amazon Web Services

How Hibernate Almost Ruined My Career

java and hibernate | Sep 27, 2016 | Interesting? Share on , , ,<p>Imagine that you are a Java developer, and you’re about to start your next big …

Databases

How To Make a Game Like Cut the Rope Using SpriteKit and Swift

Ever feed a pineapple to a crocodile? In this tutorial, you’ll find out how!<p><i>Update 01/20/2017:</i> Updated for iOS 10, Xcode 8 and Swift 3 by Kevin …

XCode

Did China Reward Trump For Endorsing One China Policy?

Judd Legum has a tale to tell:1. Here is a chain of events that I'm sure is just a COMPLETE coincidence— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 16, 2017 2. …

Liberal POV

Unreal Engine 4.15 Released!

🚀Introduction

🎉Ultra-simplified explanation to design patterns!🎉<p>A topic that can easily make anyone's mind wobble. Here I try to make them stick in to your (and …

Programming

LobbyPhone

I built a thing: text your US postal address to (520) 200-2223 and get a text back with your state & federal legislative rep phone numbers.— John …

SMS

Awesome - Most Cited Deep Learning Papers

A curated list of the most cited deep learning papers (since 2010)<p>I believe that there exist <i>classic</i> deep learning papers which are worth reading …

Deep Learning

Best Practices & Pain Points in Mobile Networking: REST API Failure Situations

The flexibility & simplicity that make REST APIs easy also create problems. What if there were a better way?

HTML Reference

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Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers

Online tracking gets more accurate and harder to evade.<p>Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track …

Web Design

A 5-article tutorial series on messaging bot (chatbot) development

IBM developerWorks recently published a 5-article series of tutorials I wrote on messaging bot (chatbot) development. It is a good preview of the …

Network reachability status monitoring on iOS (Part 1)

Now-a-days you will hardly find an application which does not require any server side support to perform its tasks. As the days progress, almost all …

Build a NodeJS cinema booking microservice and deploying it with docker (part 3)

<i>Hello community this is the 🏰 third article from the series “Build a NodeJS cinema microservice”. This series of articles demonstrate how to build</i> …

Smooth Scrolling in UITableView and UICollectionView

As most iOS developers know, displaying sets of data is a rather common task in building a mobile app. Apple’s SDK provides two components to help …

Computer Science

Scientists pollinate flowers with insect-sized drones coated in sticky gel

Brooks Hays<br>Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Scientists in Japan found a way to pollinate flowers without the help of insects.

Drones

This Damning Chart Shows How Much of a Head Start White Families Have Over Black Families

The yawning wealth gap between black and white families is one of the starkest legacies of America's history of racist social policymaking. As far as …

Wealth

Old, generic drug for rare disease gets new price tag: $89,000 per year

With FDA-approval, company gets valuable voucher and 7 years of no competition.<p>Remember when that pharmaceutical trade group launched a flashy ad …

Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

The racial wealth gap has been measured and studied for decades. One fact has remained the same: White families build and accumulate more wealth more quickly than black and brown families do.<p>The reasons for this are multiple and well-documented. They start at slavery and traverse the historical and …

Wealth

One man’s losing fight to use his own cable modem

Cable company prevents use of third-party modem despite FCC rule.<p>Last year, Charter was punished by the Federal Communications Commission because it …

Angular vs React — the DEAL BREAKER

A REAL, EXTREME framework comparison<p>Angular is a big framework with all the tooling and best practices made on top of it. Suits ones, hates the …

JavaScript

A Guide to Web Components | CSS-Tricks

<i>The following is a guest post by Rob Dodson (@rob_dodson). Rob and I were going back and forth in CodePen support getting Polymer (a web components</i> …

Web Development

Half of Trump voters think the Bowling Green Massacre is real. Blame Kellyanne Conway, not Facebook.

The internet didn’t generate this fake news — it debunked it.<p>Do you think the Bowling Green Massacre justifies President Trump’s travel ban?<p>If you’re reading this, the odds are very high that you don’t, since you know that the Bowling Green Massacre is not a thing. It never happened.<p>But half of …

Kellyanne Conway

The Long, Strange Comic-Book Backstory of FX’s ‘Legion’

Some comic-book characters have an immediate impact on the larger pop-culture landscape: Captain America was the perfect hero for World War II in …

Anger erupts at Republican town halls

Murfreesboro, Tennessee (CNN)More than seven years after angry anti-Obamacare town halls erupted across the country, raw emotions are boiling over again -- this time, as the Republican Party under President Donald Trump gears up to dismantle Barack Obama's legacy.<p>And the fury is flaring up in some …

U.S. Politics

Who Will Be the First Victim of White House Chaos?

Michael Flynn reportedly misled the vice president about conversations with Russia. Sean Spicer has never found his stride. Kellyanne Conway is in Congress’s sights. Welcome to Survivor: West Wing.<p>It is a truth universally peddled by wisemen and -women in Washington, though not necessarily obeyed …

Foreign Policy

A New and Rising Price Tag for Trump’s Wall: $21.6 Billion

■ President Trump will hold a news conference with Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, at 1 p.m.<p>■ Before that, at 10 a.m., Mr. Trump will meet privately with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader.<p>■ On Friday afternoon, Mr. Trump, Mr. Abe and their wives will fly to Mar-a-Lago in …

Donald Trump