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Swedish Rail Firm Approves Trainy McTrainface As Name Following Online Poll

Those disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship should find joy in the name of a new train in Sweden.

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Google To Replace SMS Codes With Mobile Prompts in 2-Step-Verification Procedure

Starting next week Google will overhaul its two-step verification (2SV) procedure and replace one-time codes sent via SMS with prompts shown on the user's smartphone.

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Working With the File System in Elixir

Working with the file system in Elixir does not really differ from doing so using other popular programming languages. There are three modules to solve this task: IO, File, and Path.

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How to Add CAPTCHAs to Android Apps

If you are developing an Android application that needs to interact with your back-end server, it is important that you take steps to defend it against bots—automated scripts that try to pass for

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Yours Truly on the Clever Podcast

Jaime Derringer (of DesignMilk) and Amy Devers, the charming forces behind the Clever Podcast interviewed me a few weeks ago and the episode just went live.

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Get Started With the WPCOM.js WordPress API

The new WPCOM.js library lets you harness the power of WordPress to build a free and easy-to-update back-end for your web or mobile apps.

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15 Best iOS App Templates of 2017

Building an app used to be the domain of hardcore developers
only, but with over 1,400 app templates for sale at CodeCanyon,
even

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Should You Use a PHP Framework? Five Pros and Cons

From routing HTTP requests to accessing the database and rendering the user interface, most web applications have a lot in common with each other.

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How to create a pattern library and why you should bother

Ensuring a website is consistent and easy to maintain are two of the biggest headaches faced by larger organisations. Fortunately, a pattern library can help.

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World's Cheapest Energy Source Will Be Renewables Within Three Years

Morgan Stanley researchers predict renewable energy will become the world's cheapest form of power within three years.

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10 Best iOS Game Templates

Have a great idea for an iOS game but are turned off by the
hours of tedious work involved in bringing your concept to life? Well, that’s
what templates are for.

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CodeIgniter Form Validation: From Start to Finish

As a web application developer, form validation is a crucial part of your work, and it should not be underrated as it could lead to security flaws in your application.

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That Wholesome Feeling…

That wholesome feeling when you think you are contributing but you really have no idea what you are doing. pic.twitter.com/80JzQKrdkH — Stuart Rutherford (@doodlewhale) July 4, 2017

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Phones

“We are addicted to our phones not because we rely on them, but to the extent that we recruit them to a harmful project of self-avoidance. They do not mean to hurt us.

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Two Desks Available at Friends Work Here

Two desks just opened up at my Brooklyn based co-working space called FRIENDS.

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Bike Powered Elevator

This Bike Powered Elevator made me smile. Love the concept.

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The Black Hole

The newest MailChimp commercial featuring a black hole made me giggle. I know that black hole feeling well. Nothing beats their MailShrimp short film. If you haven’t seen it, please do so now!

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A Digital Archive of Soviet Children’s Books

“Playing Soviet” is an interactive database of children’s book illustrations drawing from little-known and rarely-seen Soviet children’s books from the Cotsen Collection at Princeton’s Fires

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Alphabetizing Books

In case you ever wondered what the fastest way is to alphabetize your bookshelf. Now you know.

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Men Are Affected By the Biological Clock As Well, Researchers Find

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A new study reveals that a couple's chances of having a baby fall with the man's age, to the point that it can have a substantial impact on their

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Court Blocks EPA Effort To Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule

Michael Biesecker reports via PBS: A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation o

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Now Any Florida Resident Can Challenge What Is Taught In Public Florida Schools

New submitter zantafio shares a report from Orlando Sentinel: Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry wi

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Customer's 20-Year-Old Email Account Shut Down Over Unusual Address

A Halifax man is facing the daunting task of going through almost two decades of email messages after his email provider served notice it was deactivating his account in 30 days because of his email a

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US Government Seeks To Intervene in Apple's EU Tax Appeal

The U.S. government has sought to intervene in Apple's appeal against an EU order to pay back up to 13 billion euros ($14.8 billion) in Irish taxes, Reuters is reporting.