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Wolves Howl In Different 'Dialects,' Machine Learning Finds

derekmead writes: Differentiating wolf howls with human ears can prove tricky, so researchers have turned to computer algorithms to suss out if different wolf species howl differently.

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A Guide to Creative Thinking

Maybe it's different now but when I set out into the world of creative things I was singularly ill-equipped. Ignorant of techniques, I thought it was all about in-built, natural talent.

in Dezeen

Wide sloping roof shelters plywood-filled house in Kobe by Tomohiro Hata


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Courage

“. . . may you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire that disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.” – John O’Donahue

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Intel Says Chips To Become Slower But More Energy Efficient

An anonymous reader writes: William Holt, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group, has said at a conference that chips will become slower after indus

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Amazon's Thin Helvetica Syndrome: Font Anorexia vs. Kindle Readability

David Rothman writes: The Thin Helvetica Syndrome arises from the latest Kindle upgrade and has made e-books less readable for some.

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CFQ In Linux Gets BFQ Characteristics

jones_supa writes: Paolo Valente from University of Modena has submitted a Linux kernel patchset which replaces CFQ (Completely Fair Queueing) I/O scheduler with the last version of BFQ (Budget Fair Q

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A Bot That Drives Robocallers Insane

Trailrunner7 writes: Robocalls are among the more annoying modern inventions, and consumers and businesses have tried just about every strategy for defeating them over the years, with little success.

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Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor Produces Its First Flash of Hydrogen Plasma

Zothecula writes: Experimentation with Germany's newest fusion reactor is beginning to heat up, to temperatures of around 80 million degrees Celsius, to be precise.

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Have Your iPhone 6 Repaired, Only To Get It Bricked By Apple

New submitter Nemosoft Unv.

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Grandma's Phone, DSL, and the Copper They Share

szczys writes: DSL is high-speed Internet that uses the same twisted pair of copper wire that still works with your Grandmother's wall-mounted telephone. How is that possible?

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Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Sixth Man On the Moon, Dies At 85

MarkWhittington writes: According to a story in the Palm Beach Post, Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 85.

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Nintendo Hits Snooze On Sleep-Tracking Device

In October 2014, Nintendo announced a plan to develop a sleep-tracking app and device.

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Some Reversible USB-C Cables/Adapters Could Cause Irreversible Damage

TheRealHocusLocus writes: Three Decembers ago I lauded the impending death of the trapezoid.

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Scareware Signed With Apple Cert Targets OS X Machines

msm1267 writes: A unique scareware campaign targeting Mac OS X machines has been discovered, and it's likely the developer behind the malware has been at it a while since the installer that drops the

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Foxconn Set To Acquire Sharp Corporation For $5.6 Billion

Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing/assembly company, is reported to be finalizing a deal to acquire Sharp Corporation for $5.6 billion, with the beleaguered company having finally

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Bitcoin Capitalist Opens Bounty For New Block Cipher

An anonymous reader writes: Bitcoin capitalist Mircea Popescu has opened a contest to find a new block cipher and is offering a 10 Bitcoin reward for a winning submission.

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Financial Advisers Disrupted By AI

schwit1 writes: Banks are watching wealthy clients flirt with robo-advisers, and that's one reason the lenders are racing to release their own versions of the automated investing technology this year,

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The Performance of Ubuntu Linux Over the Past 10 Years

An anonymous reader writes: Tests were carried out at Phoronix of all Ubuntu Long-Term Support releases from the 6.06 "Dapper Drake" release to 16.04 "Xenial Xerus," looking at the long-term performan

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Platform_a completes reflective glass and volcanic stone cafe on Jeju island coast


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How to Recognize User Activity With Activity Recognition

Making an application context-aware is one of the best ways to offer useful services to your users. There are a few ways to do this, including building applications that use geofences and

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Validating Data With JSON-Schema, Part 1

When you’re dealing with complex and structured data, you need to determine whether the data is valid or not.

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New eBooks Available for Subscribers

Do you want to learn more about data analysis with Python? How about iOS 9 game development, Django, or Swift 2?

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Ruby Page Objects for Capybara Connoisseurs

Final product imageWhat You'll Be CreatingWhat Are Page Objects?

I’ll give you

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12 Small CSS Frameworks To Use In Your Web Designs

This is an excellent list of small/minimalist open source CSS frameworks that you can use to build beautiful responsive web designs.

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SINGLE

This Single and Psyched About It Patch made me laugh! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Disposability Consciousness

Had to remind myself of this clip by Julia Butterfly Hill: “When you say you’re throwing something away? Where is away?”

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This:

Heinz dressed dozens of Dachshunds in hot dog buns for their Super Bowl ad. This made me laugh.

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Self Compassion

I am a champion at being too tough on myself. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation by The School of Life.

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Buntella – Custom Banners

Buntella print you custom banners. What’s not to love? (via PSFK)

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Test-Driven Development With Laravel & Doctrine

As a PHP developer, you may use the Test-Driven Development (TDD) technique to develop your software by writing tests.

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Explore REST APIs in OpenCart 2.0: Part One

You'll see lots of exciting features in the recent major version of OpenCart, ranging from completely responsive design in the front-end and back-end to the event notification system and many more.

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Stop hoping for the best. Preempt potential problems.

Let's be honest, we often know the objections we will hear from stakeholders before they say them. Yet instead of getting ahead of the issues we hope they don't raise them.

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Triple M.2 NVMe RAID-0 Testing Proves Latency Reductions

Vigile writes: The gang over at PC Perspective just posted a story that looks at a set of three M.2 form factor Samsung 950 Pro NVMe PCIe SSDs in a RAID-0 array, courtesy of a new motherboard from Gig

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Let's Tear Down a Kiva Bot!

Ben Einstein, writes new submitter Robofenix2, has torn down a Kiva bot -- a mobile ground-based warehouse delivery drone, aka Amazon's busiest employee.

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What Happened To Norse Corp.? Threat Intelligence Vendor Disappears

itwbennett writes: Over the weekend, Brian Krebs reported that Sam Glines, CEO of threat intelligence vendor Norse Corp., was asked to step down by the board of directors and employees were told that

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Fine Brothers File For Trademark On Word "React"

DewDude writes: You've probably seen them on YouTube: Fine Brothers are the two behind the video series Teens React, Kids React, and Elders React.

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Google To Take 'Apple-Like' Control Over Nexus Phones

Soulskill writes: According to a (paywalled) report in The Information, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wants the company to take greater control over development of their Nexus smartphones.

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Harvard: No, Crypto Isn't Making the FBI Go Dark

Trailrunner7 writes: The FBI and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have warned for years that the increased use of encryption by consumers is making surveillance and lawful interception

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Jaguar Land Rover To Test Autonomous Cars In 'Living Lab'

An anonymous reader writes: British automaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced its £5.5 million investment in a 'living lab' for the testing and development of connected and self-driving car tech

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One Hoss Shay and Our Society of Obsolescence

szczys writes: The last time you replaced your smart phone, was the entire thing shot or had just one part gone bad?

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Former Yahoo Employee Challenges the Legality of Yahoo's Ranking System

whoever57 writes: A former employee of Yahoo is challenging Yahoo's performance review and termination process. The ranking system was introduced to Yahoo by Ms.

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Dutch Police Train Bald Eagles To Take Out Drones

Qbertino writes: Heise.de (German article) reports that the Dutch police is training raptor birds — bald eagles, too — to take down drones.

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The Feds' Freeway Font Flip-Flop

McGruber writes: Citylab has the news that the U.S. Federal Highway Administration is revoking its 2004 approval of the "Clearview" font for road signs.

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How To Build a TimesMachine

necro81 writes: The NY Times has an archive, the TimesMachine, that allows users to find any article from any issue from 1851 to the present day.

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After More Than a Decade, MSN Chat Authentication Is Documented

An anonymous reader writes: After MSN Chat closed in 2003, and then again in 2006, some guy has finally documented the authentication system used — over a decade later!

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U.K. Researcher Receives Permission To Edit Genes In Human Embryos

sciencehabit writes: Developmental biologist Kathy Niakan has received permission from U.K. authorities to modify human embryos using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology.

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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Reduce Information Leakage From My Personal Devices?

Mattcelt writes: I find that using an ad-blocking hosts file has been one of the most effective way to secure my devices against malware for the past few years.

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Respect

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ― Confucius

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11 Hand Written Fonts Collection

We have compile a list of Free Downloadable various type Fonts for personal & commercial use for Web Designers and Logo Artists by which you can save your money as well as time and focus on makin

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Sculptures in Nature

These Geometric Sculptures in Nature by Martin Hill are breathtaking.

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♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks for Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continously. Over the years, they have become a loyal and supportive partner in my labor of love. So much gratitude! Needs vary.

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My favorite Nightlight

This GRDE LED nightlight is one of my favorite practical objects in my house. Never thought I’d say that about a nightlight.

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Hachette Job

'Twas the tenth year of the second millennium whence I happened upon a somewhat modest volume inside which there was to be found, described in line and word, a city so French it is now known by some a

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Fabre/deMarien's Tirepois apartments feature metal cladding and recessed windows


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How to Create Custom View Controller Transitions and Animations

Introduction

UIKit is a very powerful framework and provides various ways to transition between view controllers.