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    SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service’s investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday. Powered […]...

    RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syria’s main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week. Powered by WPeMatico...

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – S&P Global Ratings downgraded South African local currency debt to “junk” territory on Friday, citing a further deterioration in the country’s economic outlook and public finances, sending the rand tumbling. Powered by WPeMatico...

    CAIRO (Reuters) – Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt’s modern history, state media and witnesses said. Powered by WPeMatico...

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump’s election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday. Powered by WPeMatico...

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. Powered by WPeMatico...

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization’s exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in which rival hotels and restaurants are challenging his alleged illegal receipt of payments from foreign governments while in office. Powered by WPeMatico...

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday, accepting prosecutors’ argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly lenient”. Powered by WPeMatico...

    SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector’s rescue. Powered by WPeMatico...

    (Reuters) – U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday. Powered by WPeMatico...
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    Donald Trump has named his Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney the acting head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau in what’s bound to be a major showdown over the agency’s future....

    Suppose Robert E. Lee had laid hands on a shipment of AK-47s in 1864. How would American history have unfolded? Change a major variable, especially in a fanciful way—for instance, positing that machine-gun-toting Confederates took the field against Ulysses S. Grant’s army at the Battle of the Wilderness—and the same fate befalls you....

    A woman in western New York state has died in a tragic accident in which a hunter fired at her, thinking she was a deer.

    An 18-year-old woman was allegedly harassed at a hospital by several members of the New York Police Department just hours after she was allegedly raped by two of their colleagues, according to her lawyer....

    “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is scheduled for release Dec. 15 ? and actor Mark Hamill is already trying to keep spoilers from getting out.

    Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later....

    By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats agreed on Friday, under intense pressure, to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on renewing their outgoing coalition government, but pledged that party members would have the final say on any deal. The about-turn by the center-left SPD, which had said it would go into opposition after suffering its worst result in 70 years in September's election, could help avert a disruptive repe...

    The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U troops in Syria, two US officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. The US military had earlier publicly said it had around 500 troops in Syria, mostly supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces group of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting Islamic State in the north of the country. Two US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the P...

    A Canadian dog walker has said she was able to survive for more than two days in the wilderness thanks to her pet border collie, boxer and beagle. Annette Poitras, 56, was out walking her dogs on Monday when she fell, injuring herself and losing her phone in remote British Columbia. She was not rescued until Wednesday afternoon, after an extensive search from a rescue team. Her husband Marcel said the three dogs, which did not leave her side during the ordeal, helped to keep he...

    Charles Manson reportedly left his entire estate, including his remains, to a prison pen pal. The murderous cult leader, who died last week aged 83, struck up a friendship with a male correspondent who first wrote to him in the 1990s, TMZ reported. The man reportedly sent 50 unanswered letters to Manson at the California State Prison until he eventually received a reply. Manson then talked to him by telephone and the pen pal started visiting him in jail starting in 2002. According to a yellowing will obtain...
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    This is such a bizarre thing to lie about!!! White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted a really bizarre tweet to her Twitter account on Thursday afternoon, claiming she backed a chocolate pecan pie at the Huckabee family farm for Thanksgiving… only to share a stock photo picture of a pie that almost certainly wasn't [...]...

    We didn't see this one coming so soon, especially without details, but here we are: Kellan Lutz is a married man! The actor, best known for his role as vampire Emmett Cullen in the Twilight series, has married girlfriend Brittany Gonzales, a TV host — and the pair surprised everybody by posting to Instagram two nearly [...]...

    It seems like being President every day for the last eleven months has gotten to Donald Trump, and he needs to take his first SHORT break from the job today to play some golf… HA HA HA JUST KIDDING The Donald is taking, what, his 400th golf break from the job today, opting to play "quickly" [...]...

    We're sure Senator Al Franken wants to save his job and his reputation, but this excuse and new "statement" denying sexual assault allegations is just… pathetic. As we've been reporting, several women have come forward to accuse the Senator from Minnesota of unwanted touching and groping at various points throughout his political career, and it's what [...]...

    Remember a few weeks ago, during an on-camera interview, Uma Thurman said she needed some time before she'd be willing to speak out publicly about the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations? Looks like she's finally ready now. Related: Kevin Spacey's Brother Confidently Calls The Actor 'A Monster' On Thanksgiving afternoon, Thurman took to her Instagram [...]...

    Nothing quite like releasing a late 90s diss track all the way out here in 2017… but this is where we're at in an apparently ongoing beef between Ma$e and Cam'Ron!! On Friday morning, Ma$e (pictured above, left) released The Oracle – a project that has him out of hiding and taking direct shots at Cam'Ron, [...]...

    Call Me By Your Name is already one of the most buzzed-about films of the year. Set in Italy, the story of a young man's first real adult relationship has garnered so much attention for the leads' chemistry, you'd think Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer really fell in love on set. Of course, they didn't. Armie is [...]...

    He's super talented and funny! A gifted writer and actor! We've been a fan of Jeffery Self's for over a decade! So happy we got together to chat about his new book, his new TBS show and lots of queer stuff! Watch! Enjoy! SHARE!...

    This is a not-so-good Thanksgiving surprise!!! Everybody remembers the iconic song Let It Go, from Disney's hit movie Frozen… but what if it turns out that Disney ripped the song off from an international artist who originally recorded a VERY similar version in Spanish years before?? Related: Demi Landed On Our AMAs Best Dressed List HERE! Jaime Ciero [...]...

    Food, family, and philanthropy!! Like many of us, our favorite celebs spent Turkey Day consuming copious amounts of food and kicking it with relatives. We mean, Sofia Vergara had a pretty festive celebration with her loved ones. They had turkey hats and everything!! However, Aaron Carter spent his Thanksgiving giving back to those less fortunate. Yup, the [...]...
    Charlie Rose isn't just losing jobs ... Arizona State University just yanked his prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Christopher Callahan, the dean of ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,… ...

    "Probably" isn't good enough for Donald Trump ... who says he turned down TIME's offer to become Person of the Year for, most likely, a second consecutive year.  Trump says the mag reached out, and told him he "probably" was its 2017… ...

    Jeff Bezos has a lot of XMAS cheer ... because he just crossed the $100 BILLION mark thanks to Black Friday. Amazon stock shot up 2.5% Friday, and Bezos is the largest shareholder. The jump in stock price puts him in 12 figure territory.  Get… ...

      Oprah turned her Thanksgiving leftovers into a breakfast of champions and it looks like she didn't waste an ounce of turkey. O shared a video of her post-Turkey Day spread at her estate in Montecito, CA ... turkey hash, grits, eggs, biscuits… ...

    Donald Trump took a break Friday and went from his vacation home at Mar-a-Lago to Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida to play a few rounds with none other than Tiger Woods. Trump and Woods were joined by Dustin Johnson, the number 1 ranked… ...

      VH1 star Kamal Givens messed with the monkeys, and he became a bloody mess. The "real Chance of Love" star was in Thailand Thursday shooting a documentary -- "N***** in Thailand" -- when he and Ricky Romance started playing with a group of… ...

    Black Friday is living up to its reputation as the most dangerous shopping day of the year. Check out this video, shot at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Alabama where shoppers are fighting for bargains. Police showed up to stop the fighting.… ...

    Charles Manson left his estate to a pen pal ... and what the murderer left behind may actually be valuable. The pen pal -- he asked us not to use his name -- began writing Manson in the '90s and the 2 exchanged letters and phone calls for 2… ...

    New Balance Athletics Inc. is suing a company marketing a shoe called New Bunren, claiming the New Bunren is a shameless ripoff of the OG, designed to utterly baffle the Chinese. New Balance claims when Chinese people say New Bunren it sounds… ...

    Teresa and Joe Giudice have been married for 18 years, but their wedding photos are still keeping the courts busy. Photographer Neal Clipper has filed a lawsuit against the website Wetpaint.com for a story it did titled, "Teresa Giudice May Skip… ...
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    If you still don't own an SNES Classic Edition, you'll have a chance to get one tomorrow, November 25th. Best Buy has announced that it will sell Nintendo's mini, retro console in stores across the US starting at 9AM local time. Not surprisingly, you......

    Imgur, a popular picture-sharing site, revealed today that it suffered a data breach in 2014, claiming it was just notified of it on November 23rd. In a blog post, Imgur said hackers stole email addresses and passwords of 1.7 million user accounts --......

    Tamagotchi is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with the release of a special anniversary edition, which was good enough to land on our holiday gift guide. But, the festivities don't end there, as the virtual pet is (at long last) making the le......

    Uber's latest security breach, which exposed 57 million customers' and drivers' personal information, has come under more and more scrutiny since it was revealed earlier this week. The Federal Trade Commission has already confirmed that it's looking......

    The Mars Curiosity rover has been a big success, but NASA's modern tech couldn't save its tires from breaking down in the harsh conditions of Mars. For future missions, the agency has gone back to the age of knights. Based on the principals of chainm......

    A study by Princeton researchers came to light earlier this month, revealing that over 400 of the world's most popular websites use the equivalent of hacking tools to spy on you without your knowledge or consent....

    As exciting as it may be go on an online shopping spree for Black Friday, there is a human price to be paid: thousands of warehouse workers often have to commit many exhausting hours to making sure your orders arrive on time. And some Amazon warehou......

    Doctor Who fans have waited nearly four decades for today. Shada -- an episode that began filming in 1979 with Tom Baker as the legendary Time Lord -- is finally finished and available to download (a DVD will be released in the UK on December 4th, an......

    If you're picking up a game console like the Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro this holiday season, congratulations: You already have a great controller for your new system. Traditionally, third-party gamepads have always been a bit subpar, the kind of......

    If a plain-Jane fitness tracker seems like too uninspired of a gift, we have some other ideas. You could buy any number of smartwatches that fared well in our tests. Engadget's resident runners also say Garmin Forerunner watches are a good bet for at......
    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....
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from University of Bristol, England: New research suggests that few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Professor Thomas's team used the Judgement or J-value to balance the cost of a safety measure against the increase in life expectancy it achieves. The J-value is a new method pioneered by Professor Thomas that assesses how much should be spent to protect human life and the environment. The researchers found that it was difficult to justify relocating anyone from Fukushima Daiichi, where four and a half years after the accident around 85,000 of the 111,000 people who were moved out by the Japanese government had still not returned. After the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl in 1986, in what was then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR), the J-value method supported relo...

    Jeff Kao from Hacker Noon used natural language processing techniques to analyze net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017 and found that at least 1.3 million pro-repeal net neutrality comments were faked. From the report: NY Attorney General Schneiderman estimated that hundreds of thousands of Americans' identities were stolen and used in spam campaigns that support repealing net neutrality. My research found at least 1.3 million fake pro-repeal comments, with suspicions about many more. In fact, the sum of fake pro-repeal comments in the proceeding may number in the millions. In this post, I will point out one particularly egregious spambot submission, make the case that there are likely many more pro-repeal spambots yet to be confirmed, and estimate the public position on net neutrality in the "organic" public submissions. [The key findings include:] 1. One pro-repeal spam campaign used mail-merge to disguise 1.3 million comments as unique grassroots sub...

    Last week, Tesla unveiled its new four-motor electric Semi but left out one key detail -- the price. "Now that's changed: the regular versions of the 300-mile and the 500-mile trucks will cost $150,000 and $180,000 each," reports The Verge. "There is also a 'Founders Series' which will cost $200,000 per truck." Tesla does note that the prices are "expected" leaving the company some wiggle room on the final pricing. From the report: If those prices and specs stick then Tesla has a potentially disruptive offering with Semi. Most long-haul diesel trucks are priced around $120,000 and cost tens of thousands of dollars to operate each year. Tesla claims its all-electric Semi will provide more than $200,000 in fuel savings alone over the lifespan of the truck. ...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T and Comcast have convinced a federal judge to nullify an ordinance that was designed to bring more broadband competition to Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville Metro Council last year passed a "One Touch Make Ready" rule that gives Google Fiber or other new ISPs faster access to utility poles. The ordinance lets a single company make all of the necessary wire adjustments on utility poles itself, instead of having to wait for incumbent providers like AT&T and Comcast to send work crews to move their own wires. AT&T and Comcast sued the metro government in U.S. District Court in Nashville, claiming that federal and local laws preempt the One Touch Make Ready rule. Judge Victoria Roberts agreed with AT&T and Comcast in a ruling issued Tuesday. Google Fiber is offering service in Nashville despite saying last year that it was waiting for access to thousands of utility poles. "We're reviewing [the] court ruling to u...

    Rei writes: Tesla announced the completion of the world's largest battery -- a 100 MW/129 MWh wind-power backup system for 30,000 homes in South Australia. Three times more powerful than any other battery on Earth, the $50 million project had garnered press due to Elon Musk's Twitter boast that it would be completed within 100 days of the contract signing or it would be free. In the end, Tesla took it up a notch: the battery was finished 55 days from the date of contract signing and 99 days from the date of Musk's boast itself. ...

    Amid optimism for Amazon's Black Friday sales, Jeff Bezos' net worth jumped above $100 billion on Friday. The Amazon CEO's fortune reportedly surged $2.4 billion to $100.3 billion, after the retailer's shares grew more than 2 percent on Black Friday. Bloomberg reports: Online purchases for the day are up 18.4 percent over last year, according to data from Adobe Analytics, and investors are betting the company will take an outsized share of online spending over the gifting season. The $100 billion milestone makes Bezos, 53, the first billionaire to build a 12-figure net worth since 1999, when Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates hit the mark. Bezos's fortune rose $32.6 billion this year through Thursday, the largest increase of anyone on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 500 richest people. Amazon have climbed 5 percent this week alone. ...

    dryriver writes: A number of pay-to-win microtransaction FPS games, including Dirty Bomb and the $60 Star Wars Battlefront II, have drawn the ire of legislators in countries like Belgium and the United States. Not only are advanced characters like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader and various weapons and abilities in these games "locked" -- you pay for them in hard cash, or play for them for dozens and dozens of tedious hours -- the games also feature so called "Loot Boxes," which are boxes that contain a random item, weapon, character or ability. So like playing slot machines in Vegas, each time you can get something good, something mediocre or something totally crap. You cannot determine with any certainty what you will get for your real-world dollars or in-game achievements. Angry Reddit users recently downvoted a blundering statement by EA on the topic with a whopping 249,000 downvotes -- an all time downvote record on Reddit, shocking EA into retreating from its pay-to-win model and ...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Yahoo News: Mindgeek may be the most powerful company that you've never heard of, or at least, a company you'll claim never to have heard about in polite company. It's the conglomerate that owns some of the world's most visited porn sites, including Pornhub, RedTube and YouPorn. Far from simply being a popular and free way for people to consume adult content, it may soon have a powerful political role in the UK that will ensure its dominance for decades to come. That's because, within the next year, Mindgeek may become the principal gatekeeper between the country's internet users and their porn. In April, the UK passed the Digital Economy Act 2017, legislation that mandated that any website showing adult content must verify the ages of its visitors. It was pushed through in response to concerns that children were being corrupted by easy access to and exposure to adult content at an early age. Section 15(1) of the bill requires that "pornographic...

    Ed Yong, writing for The Atlantic: The continuing desecration has taken an immense toll on the mental health of people like Colton, a director at Coral Reef Alliance, who have devoted their lives to studying and saving these ecosystems. How do you get up and go to work every day when every day brings fresh news of loss? "Are we going to lose an entire ecosystem on my watch? It's demoralizing. It's been really hard to find the optimism," she says. "I think Miss Enthusiasm has gone away." There was a time, just a few decades ago, when this crisis seemed unimaginable, when reefs seemed invincible. This catastrophe has unfolded slowly. [...] But she also recognizes that she and other scientists are privileged. They care about reefs, but they're not like the 450 million people around the world who rely on reefs for tourism revenue, food from fish, and protection against storms. For them, the losses are a daily reality. The last time Bette Willis, from James Cook University, went out to the ...

    Paul Karp, reporting for The Guardian: The Department of Social Services has written to 8,500 current and former employees warning them their personal data held by a contractor has been breached. In letters sent in early November the department alerted the employees to "a data compromise relating to staff profiles within the department's credit card management system prior to 2016." Compromised data includes credit card information, employees' names, user names, work phone numbers, work emails, system passwords, Australian government services number, public service classification and organisation unit. The department failed to warn staff how long the data was exposed for but a DSS spokesman told Guardian Australia that the contractor, Business Information Services, had advised that the data was open from June 2016 until October 2017. The data related to the period 2004 to 2015. ...
     Board games are a blast. They’re cheap to buy, fun to give, and amazing to play. We’ve chosen twelve of our favorites that you can add to your stack of games this Holiday Season. Some pit you against each other; others have you working together to save the world. Order in, crack a few beers (or seltzers) and have a blast! ...

     It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but retail giant Macy’s can’t get its credit card processors to work. Customers have been waiting in lines across the United States to buy discounted items, only to find out that the machines won’t take credit cards or gift cards. Som...

     It’s me, TechCrunch’s resident 20-something back for a third year to help you figure out what to get the millennials in your life. Here’s a great selection of gifts that any student, grad or freshly-employed person would be thrilled to get this holiday season. ...

     Pokémon Go creator Niantic has raised a new $200 million in funding, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Series B raise was led by Spark Capital, and includes participation from Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Venture Capital, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc. Spark partner Megan Quinn is also joining ...

     With Thanksgiving hitting a record $2.87 billion in online sales in the U.S., Black Friday is shaping up to be an even bigger haul for online retailers. Figures from Adobe — which analyses 80 percent of online transactions to the 100 largest web retailers in the country to come up with its numbers R...

     With Amazon as the 800-pound gorilla, many of my fellow investors choose to ignore e-commerce altogether. In fact, the industry hit recent lows in a number of deals and investments. But as Bonobos’ $310 million acquisition by Walmart and Stitch Fix’s IPO demonstrate, there are still plenty of exciting opportunities in this space for investors. ...

     Snap Inc’s stock tanked after missing revenue expectations by $30 million last quarter, so Snapchat is looking to win over businesses with immersive new ads formats. This week it introduced two new forms of ads: Promoted Stories which string together multiple Snaps into a longer-form slideshows openable from a tile on the Stories page that’s shown to everyone in a given country,… Read More...

     Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am took heed of Steve Jobs’ “think different” but perhaps more so, he has kept it all the way 100 by being fresh and original — the core values of golden-age hip-hop. Today, the group released an augmented reality app, available on iOS and Android, to go with its graphic novel Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles. The story,… ...

     A number of bed-in-a-box startups have taken different approaches to selling their mattresses and bed ware in the last year. Casper and Tuft and Needle, for instance, launched their own branded physical store locations. However, Purple, a mattress startup out of Utah that recently merged with a New York shell company, took a different approach, instead st...

     Marvel and Netflix’s latest show The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as the bloodthirsty superhero. Bernthal first took on the role in the second season of Daredevil, but now he’s the headliner in a story exploring the aftermath of war and a broader government conspiracy. In the latest episode of TechC...
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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:...

        The new round of P&G BrandSaver coupons are now available! Here's your opportunity to save on popular P&G brands, such as Pantene, Covergirl, Pampers and more. Keep in mind that you can print just 30 coupons a month and each coupon can be printed only once. Check out some of the coupons available this round: $2 off any 2 Olay Complete, Classic or Cleanser $1 off any 2 Bounty 6 rol...

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

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

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

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

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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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    Thanks, Kristi and bunny Starbuck! Kristi says that "Starbuck [is] welcoming winter (the fireplace is enclosed, all whiskers are safe)."
    Thanks, Pía and bunnies Carmelo and Ottilia! Pía writes, "Carmelo is very light weight and Ottilia is probably 3 times bigger than him. I call this true bunny love or family abuse."[Ed. note: While this photo shows Carmelo and Ottilia in a cage, they are not regularly confined and have quite a free, lo
    Thanks, Shayna and bunny Donut!
    Thanks, Alexis and bunny Louie!
Comics

  • achewood
  • qwantz
  • gunshow
  • Nedroid
  • PA
    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: I can recall years and years ago trying to get Grib into Oblivion, back on the 360.  I prepared the scene the way one might craft a Date Night scenario.  I considered candles but did not execute.  I don’t know if his literal arms were folded but his spirit arms, The Arms Within, were laced before him in a defensive posture. He didn’t make it out of the prison. Let’s fast forward now.  There is a sound like bloodle-oodle-oop, and ghostly lights flash.  We have just returned from the first PAX Unplugged, which I think it’s safe to say is his…...

    New Comic: Retrofuturism

    Tycho: I think Jeff Vogel lives pretty close to me.  He’s the Spiderweb Software guy; if you like RPGs that feel like instant classics, like something unearthed, if you like the idea that there exists a kind of Strategic RPG Reserve from which our nation releases games in a time of crisis, you should try and catch up with his work. He’s also a huge smartass, so I like it a lot if I’m doing some kind of yard shit and he rolls by.  This smartass quality is “strong with him,” like a Force Index, and it’s all over the things he writes.  Most recently,…...

    New Comic: Impetus

    Tycho: Jesus!  I can’t fucking get it together today.  There is a tremendous amount of subconscious filing going on in the waxy, hive-like substructures of my consciousness and it’s interfering with attempts to do anything but lie in bed and watch The Punisher.  Is this a recognized condition?  Maybe it’s new. It’s hard to imagine that, just a couple weeks ago, I was at a supremely delicious PAX Aus and now I’m trying to integrate the entirely new PAX Unplugged into my globetrotting lifestyle.  Here’s the strip from the Make-A-Strip panel,…...

    Gabe: I think it’s worth mentioning that Penny Arcade turned 19 years old on Saturday. All this started on November 18th 1998 which seems like ancient history at this point. I can still remember sitting in a chinese restaurant in Spokane with Kara and Jerry as he and I wrote that very first strip. Penny Arcade has changed a lot over the years but I have to say I have never been happier to go to work than in the last year or so. I’m not sure how many people can say that after working at a job for nearly 20 years but I feel incredibly fortunate that I get to do this every day. So I just want to…...

    New Comic: The Beef Below

    Tycho: Gabe had grabbed some kind of a Starter Pack for a game called Skyforge, he didn’t know much about it but something about it had made him curious.  He’s been using the Xbox One X with some regularity, maybe it’s that.  If you have a new piece of hardware you’re always trying to test it out. I opened the website for the game and saw a unique individual at the top.  I don’t know exactly what’s going on with this guy, let’s see if we can figure it out.  His stomach is… a mouth.  I think that’s the best way of putting…...

    New Comic: It’s Got To Be Here Somewhere

    Tycho: I was never going to buy Star Wars: Battlefront II.  First, the compliment: I honestly can’t believe the graphics.  In an era where good graphics are commonplace Battlefront has always been doing something nobody else was: a photorealistic take on the worlds and characters of the franchise.  It’s a stunning technical achievement which frosts a cake that I am not especially fond of. The strip is a joke, obviously, but that doesn’t mean it’s not bearing the occasional globule of liquid truth.  Grob grabbed the game long before it was out because…...
Funny

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Gaming

  • destructoid
  • n4g
    The free codes just keep pouring in: Ironsight is a new FPS due early next year, but grab a code and you can check it out right now. The game puts you ten years into a dystopian future where capitalist jerks with practical haircuts compete for resources and supremacy. There's over 100 weapons, 14 maps, and drones! You can do terrible things with drones, just like in real life. There's more info on the official site. Grab a free code while they last! In case you missed it, we ran another code giveaway yesterday. Grab an Ironsight Closed Beta Key [Ad disclosure: We didn't receive cash or sobbing fellatio - the dev just sent us codes, thanks!]...

    Bandai Namco has decided that Christmas will be coming on December 11. The company announced that a live stream for the Super Robot Wars franchise will be airing on that day, containing the latest updates for the series. It's not known what will be in the live stream but it will likely be a new game, with an English version as well. Read more......

    [Update: Caught, Bungie seems to have read the message loud and clear, and "effective immediately" they are deactivating the system. You can find their short blog post on the issue here. The gist? The system basically lied to players and made it seem like they were earning more experience than they were, but now "all values are being displayed consistently."] Destiny 2 players have always surmised that something fishy was going on with the experience system post level 20, and one researcher claims that there is now proof of said funny business. Sprawled out on a gigantic post filled with data on Reddit, EnergiserX near-definitively explains that the more you play, the less experience you earn toward Bright Engrams (read: microtransaction...

    Asymmetry in board games is a tricky thing. Do it wrong, and asymmetry can lead to imbalance, which can lead to flipped tables and scattered pieces, or at the very least a muttering of "I'll never play that again."  So most games that employ asymmetry go light on it. Maybe everybody is doing the same thing, but has different minor powers. Or everybody is cooperating toward the same goal and major differences between players is there to allow for synergy rather than to promote imbalance. It's rare to see a game attempt to do what Root is doing. It's a competitive game with substantial differences between the four player factions. Not only do they have different powers, but they score points by doing different things, have access to different sections on the cards, and even interact with the board in distinct ways. For the little...

    Speaking in the latest issue of Japanese publication Famitsu, The Pokemon Company revealed that Pokemon-branded video games have officially shipped over 300 million units.From 1996's Pokemon Red & Blue, to 2017's Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon, stopping along the way for Stadium, Snap and even Hey You, Pikachu, the legendary franchise that only 90's kids will remember has remained a juggernaut of the video game industry.The sales number is based on 76 titles featuring the little critters, published over the last 21 years. The figure takes into account both physical and digital sales. While Pokemon was a little after my time, I'm aware of the deep connections it has with multiple generations of gamers, who remember the first run of titles like they were released yesterday. Pikachu and co. still continue to appeal to new fans every day.Kudos to you, Pokemon. Perhaps y...

    Superhot was slick as heck last year. The stark red-on-white low-poly models were one part of that, but the real draw was its unique "time only moves when you do" mechanic, allowing for careful planning and some Matrix-esque bullet-dodging. It took the first-person shooter almost into the realm of turn-based strategy. So it makes a little bit of sense that Superhot: The Card Game is a thing. Card games are not going to replicate the rush of a clutch quickscope headshot or an airborne triple kill, but they sure as heck can manage the plan-and-execute loop of the thinking person's shooter. ...

    [This week Destructoid is sponsored by Way of Redemption] Want to try a new game on Steam? Way of Redemption combines sports and action games in a multiplayer online sports arena. They sent a little widget to unlock 6,000 PC keys, so grab yours by completing the actions below (it's hosted by them, you'll get an email).  Notes from the developer, Pixel Cream: "Welcome to the Arena of the Gods:  For thousands of years, vanquished heroes of past centuries have been fighting for redemption by the gods here. Players take on one of six fallen champions trying to regain their former glory. The goal of the fast-paced matches is to destroy the enemy portal by using smart combos of jumps, blocks and shots. To beat other heroes, tactical abilities, fast reaction skills and a strategic overview are required. The game mechanics of Way Of Redem...

    Capcom really seem to going all on the promotion of upcoming open-word adventure title Monster Hunter: World, with multiple commercial, articles, videos and tie-in promotions appearing weekly. Given the community's natural excitement for the game, It almost feels like overkill, but the game is sure looking fine, and I guess you gotta keep that hype-train a-rollin'.Two videos, comprising around twenty minutes total, have been released of the epic adventure title in action. The videos give you a look at the world itself, its myriad of weird and wonderful creatures, some of the fantastical weapons available to your party and even the character customisation options for your personal Hunter.I'm sure, for many, discovering this stuff live is part of the fun, but for those salivating for more footage, including an amusing Palico cooking session, you can check out the new videos below.Monster Hunter: World launches on PS4 and Xbox One J...

    World of Final Fantasy: Meli-Melo is a new free-to-play RPG that's coming to iOS and Android sometime next year. Now that the groans are out of the way, we can get to the real story -- Chibi Cloud. Meli-Melo's newest trailer debuted this week, which showcases the cute artstyle borrowed from World of Final Fantasy proper, which was released a little over a year ago. Of course Cloud isn't the only one on parade, as classic enemies are in again, as well as various other marquee characters. Shamefully I still haven't played World of Final Fantasy. I hear great things though, so I'm glad that this subseries is still alive -- free-to-play mobile release or not, it could lead to another console follow-up. ...

    Marvelous have announced that Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura, which launched on Nintendo Switch via the eShop yesterday, is currently not dated for a Western localisation.The game sees players hang out with and "heal" franchise character, Asuka. This basically amounts to rubbing areas of her body, or performing tasks such as running a brush or a "electromotor massager" over her arms and legs in the game's "Fabulous Refle" mode. I think that's about it...In an interview with DualShockers, Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki stated that he'd like to bring the game West, but doesn't know what Nintendo of America "would think of it". When fans brought the comment up on Twitter, Marvelous tweeted that there were no current plans for localisation....
    The PS4 is king of the console crop, so which should you opt for? The PS4 Slim, or the PS4 Pro? This article helps those undecided to decide.

    Amazon has discounted several Xbox One console exclusive digital games with Super Lucky's Tale dropping to $19.99, Sunset Overdrive to $9.90, ReCore: Definitive Edition to $14.99, Forza Horizon 3 to $29.99 and Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass to $7.99....

    When I heard about The Hive, I thought to myself; bugs, aliens, an RTS gamewell hell yes, give me an AVP: Extinction reboot any day! Well, The Hive gave me somethingsomething Ive just spent 5 hours playing and......

    PowerUp! - "George Fan, a former employee of PopCap and EA, wrote on Twitter this week seemingly confirming a widely believed rumour. The rumour began when another developer, Edmund McMillen (creator of Super Meat Boy), spoke of Fans firing on the Roundtable Live! podcast."...

    There's a workaround to the broken Call of Duty: WWII quickdraw gun attachment bug!

    Here the games that made the list

    Some weeks EA sell a lot of games, other weeks their dubious Battlefront 2 business practices invite close scrutiny from gambling regulators.

    Roxanne: Everyones heard of the Star Wars Battlefront 2 AMA, and EA pulling microtransactions from the game not long thereafter. Theres been a lot of joy and schadenfreude in that governments across the world have started cracking down on loot boxes, and that EAs been forced to reevaluate their practices (at least where Star Wars is concerned) because of their latest mishap. Hit them where it counts! is the latest mantra, with people pulling their pre-orders as the news spread. Is EA finally going to get karma for all the abusive schemes theyve been pulling on their customers?...

    CAPCOM plans to encourage people to play Monster Hunter World online and earn bonuses. They also want you to feel like a "unique" hunter.

    New Game Network: "Two years ago, DICE launched their Star Wars Battlefront reboot, right on the cusp of a new movie release for the franchise. Even though it only focused on the original trilogy, the game was a financial success."...
Videos

  • Collegehumor
  • Youtube
    Watch out. This Thanksgiving dinner is covered in live opinions.
    Some people call them a crime against god, other people call them just plain delicious!
    You settle in for a long winter's crap. #WouldYouRather have toilet paper OR your cell phone? #lifedecisions
    Much of the food was provided thanks to Squanto (my roommate's work friend's DJ name.)
    Sorry, Andrew W.K., but there IS such thing as partying too hard.
    This colossal big time piece of crap loser is the best friend I've ever had.
    HOT DATE is coming to Pop TV November 8 as an original sketch-comedy series starring Emily Axford and Brian Murphy. The duo plays multiple characters in each episode, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c--only on Pop. Find your channel at poptv.com.
    Katie's office joke costume budget is over $530,000 a year.
Flash Games

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Code

  • dzone
  • hackernews
  • Reddit
  • stackoverflow
    Sometimes we want to make sure that our database operations are executed atomically and separated from other operations. This is where transactions come into play. A transaction is a set of operation proposals that may or may not be accepted by the database as an atomic operation. So, either all operations in the transaction are accepted or no operations of the transaction are accepted. Another advantage with transactions is that the state of the database will be locally "frozen" when the transaction starts, so we will not see updates by other threads during the transaction. Speedment is an open-source Stream ORM Java Toolkit and Runtime Java tool that wraps an existing database and its tables into Java 8 streams. Later versions of Speedment support database transactions in an easy-to-use way....

    Most CMS technologies are what we would call a "coupled CMS." The content authoring and content delivery environments are usually part of the same stack. The act of "going live" with new content or a feature is essentially based on the act of marking a true/false in a database field. There are a lot of problems with coupled CMS platforms around security, performance, scalability, and flexibility (you can learn more here.) For these reasons and many others, Crafter CMS is built as a decoupled CMS. With a decoupled CMS you author content in one system and publish to another separate system. For platforms like Crafter CMS that are decoupled, when correctly implemented, the architecture provides great solutions for the issues mentioned above. That said, nothing is without its challenges. Decoupled systems, by their nature, are typicall...

    Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a complete methodology. Instead, Scrum provides the minimal boundaries within which teams can self-organize to solve a complex problem using an empirical approach. This simplicity is its greatest strength, but also the source of many misinterpretations and myths surrounding Scrum. In this series of posts we – your ‘mythbusters’ Barry Overeem and Christiaan Verwijs – will address the most common myths and misunderstandings. PS: The great visuals are by Thea Schukken. The Sprint Backlog Can't Change Durin...

    We recently published a new IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 EAP build, which includes some very interesting features. Let's have a look! Better Synchronization of Your Settings Across Devices If you work with JetBrains IDEs on different computers, then you have probably faced an annoying issue. For each computer you use, you need to specify the IDE settings, such as: keyboard shortcuts, syntax highlighting, appearance, plugins and other options....

    I mentioned in a previous post that an SSL connection will typically use a Server Name Indication in the initial (unencrypted) packet to let the server know which address it is interested in. This allows the server to do things such as select the appropriate certificate to answer this initial challenge. A more interesting scenario is when you want to force your users to always use HTTPS. That is pretty trivial. You set up a website to listen on port 80 and port 443 and redirect all HTTP traffic from port 80 to port 443 as HTTPS. Pretty much any web server under the sun already has some sort of easy-to-use configuration for that. Let us see how this will look like if we were writing this using bare bones Kestrel....

    I had a strange situation where I had a build that suddenly started signaling that tests were failing, but actually zero tests failed. Figure 1: No test failed, but the test phase was marked as failedFigure 2: The output of the Test Step action is, indeed, that the test failed....

    I have a real infatuation with Azure. I’m especially interested in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings in and around the Data Platform. I truly believe that these are the subversive elements that are going to change how a lot of us get our jobs done with data. I’ve worked with Azure SQL Database within my organization and I do lots of experimentation and testing. Any chance I get, I like to present sessions on Azure. Funny thing though, my presentations are never as easy as work, and I think I ought to discuss why. Connectivity, Connectivity, Connectivity In case you can’t tell, I’m starting off talking about connectivity. However, this is an important topic. When I’m working on Azure, I’m usually hooked up to my home office or I’m in a real office. Connectivity in those environments is almost never a problem....

    Let Us First Define and Standardize What Coaching Is "Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. The learner is sometimes called a coachee. Occasionally, coaching may mean an informal relationship between two people, of whom one has more experience and expertise than the other and offers advice and guidance as the latter learns; but coaching differs from mentoring in focusing on specific tasks or objectives, as opposed to more general goals or overall development." - Wikipedia And from an Agile Coaching perspective, the Agile Coaching Institute's framework is the most recognized framework by many in the Agile community. The only thing I think it is missing is explicitly calling out Change Management - but I suppose that may be implied in...

    Be sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 first!  Understanding Documents We're still talking about understanding documents here. Let's continue!

    With Redis Enterprise, we recently enabled the ability to extend your RAM-based storage into Flash memory. Don't confuse this with some form of persistence — this is a way to let Redis break out of the bounds of the server RAM and into Flash storage as needed. With the advances in Flash memory (NVMe-based SSD storage), the performance becomes very viable, although not quite as quick as RAM alone. This allows you to have hybrid storage in which data moves between fast RAM and Flash as needed, all managed by Redis Enterprise and without changes to your code. Let's take a look at the performance characteristics of Redis Enterprise on Flash and how you can test the performance yourself. We suggest installing Redis Enterprise directly as described in our documentation. While we offer instructions on how to use Docker to install Redis Enterprise to test out the product, ...
    The last value is not added in the tab. So i create a program to test if a string is contains on other string. it works but the last value is not take in care. str= ("""test testing toto trete apoi""") tab = str.splitlines() tabmot = [] mot = "" for i in range(len(tab)): print(int(tab[i]) if mot in tab[i]: mot = tab[i] else: if mot != "": tabmot.append(mot) elif tab[i] == tab[-1]: tabmot.append(tab[i]) mot = tab[i] ...

    This question already has an answer here: How do I test multiple variables against a value? 14 answers Strange use of python's 'and' operator [duplicate] 7 answers Im trying to validate the user's input so he/she only types in 'all' or 'sel' (not case sensitive). Might just be some syntax mistake im making. choice=input('Type "all" or "sel": ') choice=choice.lower() while choice!=('sel' or 'all'): choice=input('Invalid input. Try again: ') choice=choice.lower()...

    I am trying to create a heapify function for my min heap. The data that is being dealt with are strings, and the compare function I call is literally just strcmp(string1, string2). I thought I had the logic right, but I seg fault usually after the third addition to the heap. Heres the code: void heapify(Heap *heap, size_t i){ size_t small = i; size_t left = small * 2 + 1; size_t right = small * 2 + 2; if(heap->currentSize > left && heap->compare(heap->heapArray[small], heap->heapArray[left]) == 1) { small = left; } if(heap->currentSize > right && heap->compare(heap->heapArray[small], heap->heapArray[right]) == 1) { small = right; } if(small != i) { Node* temp = heap->heapArray[i]; heap->heapArray[i] = heap->heapArray[small]; heap->heapArray[small] = temp; heapify(heap, small); } } The heap->heapArray is a simple array currentSize is updated ...

    i need to match regex to match multiple occurances in the same string. The pattern is aphabets then zero or more numbers,alphabets,colon then forward slash then one or more numbers,alphabets then backward slash then again one or more numbers,alphabets for example w:/a\bc::/12\xyz should give me occurances as 8. i tried the following code Regex a11 = new Regex(@"([a-z]+[a-z1-9:]+/[a-z1-9]+\\[a-z1-9]+)+"); Regex a1 = new Regex(@"([a-z]+/[a-z1-9]+\\[a-z1-9]+)+"); but it mathes only one time even if multiple occurances. Also in the pattern second character is optional so i have decalred two regex . Is there a way to do everything in a single regex. Any help is much appreciated...

    I'm stuck in a Code where I have to convert a temperature given by the user (in Fahrenheit) to degree Celsius. But unfortunately it's formula is not working with C Compiler. #include<stdio.h> #include<stdlib.h> void c_f(); //void f_c(); float c,f,fc,fc1; int main() { c_f(); // f_c(); return 0; getch(); } void c_f() { printf("\n Enter the temperature (in *F) to covert it into Celsius: "); scanf("%d",&f); fc=((5/9)*(f-32)); printf("\n %f*C",fc); } ...

    I have two pages in PDF and trying to set Footer in second page only. Below is my code. include("mpdf/mpdf.php"); $mpdf=new mPDF(''); $mpdf=new mPDF('c','A4','' ,10 , 0 , 0 , 8, 0); $mpdf->WriteHTML("html for Page 1"); $mpdf->AddPage('P','','','','',10,10,10,10,10,10); $mpdf->WriteHTML("html for Page 2"); $Footer ='Footer Html'; $mpdf->SetFooter($Footer); $mpdf->Output(); It seems I am unable to set footer for Page 2 only. Is that possible?...

    I want to do insert multiple input with same name with entity framework. I try this but not work Model public class Skill { [Key] public int skill_id { get; set; } public string skill_name { get; set; } } View @model WebApplication1.Models.Skill @using (Html.BeginForm()) { @Html.AntiForgeryToken() <input type="text" name="skill_name[0]" id="skill_name[0]" /> <input type="text" name="skill_name[1]" id="skill_name[1]" /> <input type="submit" value="Submit" /> } Controller ProductContext db = new ProductContext(); [HttpPost] public ActionResult Save(IList<Skill> skills) { foreach (var item in skills) { db.Skills.Add(skills); db.SaveChanges(); } return RedirectToAction("index"); } dbContext public class ProductContex...

    I am working on a form and have a date and time field on that form. I need to validate that user can submit the form only when there will be 15 hours left from the current time. If there are less than 15 hours then user can not submit the form. Time field format is "11:30 PM" and date field format is "Fri Nov 24 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0530". How i can validate the form. This is my jquery code. function checkValidation(){ var pickupDate = jQuery("#pickupDate").val(); var pickupTime = jQuery("#pickupTime").val(); if(pickupTime==="") { jQuery("#error_div2").html("Select Pick Up Time"); jQuery("#error_div2").css("color","Red"); var error2 = false; }else { jQuery("#error_div2").html(""); var error2 = true; } if(pickupDate==="") { jQuery("#error_div1").html("Select Pick Up Date"); jQuery("#error_div1").css("color","Red"); //jQuery(document).on ("change", "#pickupDate", checkVali...

    I am working on a small accounting app. The following function is used to get transaction of a supplier. I want get the balance after each transaction in this loop. Can some one provide me a best method. public function transaction_by_id_paginated($supplier_id,$start_from,$limit) { $sql=" SELECT * FROM transactions WHERE tr_sup_id = $supplier_id ORDER BY tr_date DESC LIMIT $start_from, $limit "; $suppliers = DB::fetch($sql); return $suppliers; } With this function i want get a calculated balance value. I am not storing balance in DB. Fields in transactions tables are tr_id (Primary) int(11) tr_sup_id int(11) bill_id int(11) tr_date date tr_type varchar(250) tr_bill int(250) tr_payment int(250) tr_payment_note varchar(250) i want balance which is equal to balance = balance + tr_payment - tr_bill...

    I have a simple code to generate the temp files and store the some values(I don't want to store the files in normal storage area) In future, I want to use that file and get the data from that file (its not a problem if the user manually delete the files). But I don't want to delete the files automatically. when read this link, I get some information, generally temp files not deleted when you explicitly call deleteOnExit() but when my JVM finish the work temp file deleted automatically. //create a temp file File temp = File.createTempFile("demo_", ".txt"); String path = temp.getParent(); //count the file which names starts with "demo" File f = new File(path); File[] matchingFiles = f.listFiles(new FilenameFilter() { public boolean accept(File dir, String name) { return name.startsWith("demo") && name.endsWith(".txt"); } }); // Print count array elements System.out.println("Length : " + matchingFiles.length + " "); Here...
Hacks

  • hackaday
    The Egg Drop is a classic way to get students into engineering, fabrication, and experimentation. It’s a challenge to build a container to protect a raw egg from cracking when dropped from various heights. Here’s a way to add some extra hardware to use when testing each entry. It’s an  electromagnetic drop stand built by several students along with [Tom Jenkins]. The stand doesn’t require anything too exotic, and it allows students to drop their eggs in a controlled manner for a fair competition. Along the way, they learn about circuits, electromagnets, and some other electronic concepts. If this sounds …read more...

    Photography turntables are made for both the precise and lazy. Whether you are concerned about the precision of consistent angles during a photo shoot or you simply do not want to stand there rotating a plate after every picture — yes, it does get old — a lazy susan style automatic photography turntable is the ticket. This automatic 360° design made over at circuito.io satisfies both of these needs in an understated package.  The parts required to make this DIY weekend project are about as minimal as they get. An Arduino Uno controls it all with a rotary encoder for …read more...

    We just love it when someone takes apart a bench instrument. There is something about voiding a warranty and then making modifications that hits the spot and in a series of simple modifications, [Jack Zimmermann] dives into the guts if an Aneng AN8008. The multimeter in question, the AN8008, is a low-cost true-RMS instrument that takes a bit longer to settle on the correct voltage reading than [Jack] would have liked. While poking around, he found that the DC rail inside the meter was host to noise spikes. He theorized that these were being coupled back from an element and …read more...

    When building a custom computer rig, most people put the SMPS power supply inside the computer case. [James] a.k.a [Aibohphobia] a.k.a [fearofpalindromes] turned it inside out, and built the STX160.0 – a full-fledged gaming computer stuffed inside a ATX power supply enclosure. While Small Form Factor (SFF) computers are nothing new, his build packs a powerful punch in a small enclosure and is a great example of computer modding, hacker ingenuity and engineering. The finished computer uses a Mini-ITX form factor motherboard with Intel i5 6500T quad-core 2.2GHz processor, EVGA GTX 1060 SC graphics card, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 250GB SSD, …read more...

    Steam locomotives, as a technological product of the 19th century, are not what you would imagine as fragile machines. The engineering involved is not inconsequential, there is little about them that is in any way flimsy. They need to be made in this way, because the huge energy transfer required to move a typical train would destroy lesser construction. It would however be foolish to imagine a locomotive as indestructible, placing that kind of constant strain on even the heaviest of engineering is likely to cause wear, or component failure. A typical railway company in the steam age would therefore …read more...

    The Giant Magellan Telescope doesn’t seem so giant in the renderings, until you see how the mirrors are made. The telescope will require seven total mirrors each 27 feet (8.4 meters) in diameter for a total combined diameter of 24.5 meters. Half of an Olympic size pool’s length. A little over four times the diameter of the James Webb Space Telescope. According to the website, the mirrors are cast at the University of Arizona mirror lab and take four years each to make. They’re made from blocks of Japanese glass laid out in a giant oven. The whole process of …read more...

    Paradise means something different for everyone, it could be a sitting by a fire on a rainy night or lying on a sun-kissed beach. But for us, and makers like [liltreat4you], it’s a well stocked scrap pile out behind the house. After buying a racing wheel and pedals for his Xbox, he took a trip out to his little slice of paradise and found nearly all the hardware he needed to build a professional looking race simulator. According to his breakdown, most of the money he spent on this build ended up going into that sweet red paint job and …read more...
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