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4Mbps Still The Standard For One Govt Broadband Grant Program

An anonymous reader cites an Ars Technica report: Four U.S. senators say that the Internet speed standard for a government grant program shouldn't be stuck at 4Mbps.

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Security Expert Jailed For Reporting Vulnerabilities In Lee County, FL Elections

rootmon writes: Information Security Professional David Levin was arrested 3 months after reporting un-patched SQL injection vulnerabilities in the Lee County, Florida Elections Office run by Sharon H

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Microsoft Hits $1 Trillion In Total Cumulative Revenue: Reports

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has hit a major milestone: $1 trillion in all-time cumulative revenue. The finding was first spotted by Jeff Reifman, a tech consultant.

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Twitter Blocks Feds From Data Mining Service

An anonymous reader cites a report on USA Today: Online social media company Twitter has reportedly blocked U.S. intelligence agencies from access to a widely used data mining service it partly owns.

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Creators Of Siri Demo Their Next AI Assistant Viv, It's Far More Open Platform

A small company called Viv on Monday unveiled a "frictionless", artificially intelligent software also called Viv, which understands complicated human queries and connects with other apps to get your

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Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

Michael Nunez, reporting for Gizmodo: Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network's influential "trending" news section, according to

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MRI Opera Singing

Watch German baritone Michael Volle sing the Wagner aria “Song to the Evening Star” from Tannhäuser while undergoing a MRI scan. (via)

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♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks to Squarespace for continously sponsoring my blog and RSS feed. Needs vary.

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What Would Happen?

Woman deletes all of her email accounts. Instantly feels great. The end. — Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) May 6, 2016

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Creative Process

Don’t we all know what this feels like? Creative Process by Christoph Niemann.

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Dear mom,

“…Because I know that somewhere, out there, there is a mom who feels guilty every time she goes to “work” (whether it’s a job, a business, a personal creative project, or any vocatio

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SpriteKit From Scratch: Physics and Collisions

Introduction

In this tutorial, the third installment of the SpriteKit From Scratch series, we take a det

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Automate All the Things With Ansible: Part Two

Overview

This is part two of a two-part tutorial on Ansible.

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Automate All the Things With Ansible: Part One

Overview

This is part one of a two-part tutorial on Ansible. In this part you will learn what Ansible is, how to install and configure it, and how to install a local Vagrant cluster to test it.

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Flossie Lewis on Growing Old

I’d like to meet 91 year old Flossie Lewis. Just because her body is starting to go doesn’t mean her personality or character should.

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Free Course on Creating a New JavaScript Framework

Do you want to know how to create your own JavaScript framework?

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Introduction to Webpack: Part 1

It's fairly standard practice these days when building a website to have some sort of build process in place to help carry out development tasks and prepare your files for a live environment. 

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Are You Considering Your Clients’ Experience?

As user experience designers, we are hypocrites. We lecture our clients about the need to consider the experience of their users, yet we fail to apply the same standards to our own business.

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What Is JavaScript?

To say that JavaScript is on the rise in web development would be an understatement.

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Aging and Bloated OpenSSL Is Purged of 2 High-Severity Bugs

An anonymous reader cites a story on Ars Technica: Maintainers of the OpenSSL cryptographic library have patched high-severity holes that could make it possible for attackers to decrypt login credenti

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Windows 10 Updates Are Now Ruining Pro-Gaming Streams

An anonymous reader cites a report on The Guardian: Perhaps there's nothing more annoying than going in for the kill to suddenly be "pooped on" by a Windows 10 automatic installation taking out your c

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Are We Alone In the Universe? Not Likely, According To Math

An anonymous reader writes: An equation, which calculates the probability of the evolution of other technological civilizations, has found that it's wildly unlikely we're the only time advanced societ

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John Kasich To Drop Out, Leaving Trump as GOP Nominee

Multiple outlets are reporting that Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to suspend his run to be the GOP presidential nominee.

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Half Of Teens Think They're Addicted To Their Smartphones

An anonymous reader writes: A new poll confirms just how much teens depend on their phones.

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Millions of Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail Email Accounts Being Traded in Russian Underworld

Eric Auchard, reporting for Reuters (edited and condensed): Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia's criminal underworl

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Microsoft Overhauls SharePoint To Compete With Slack In The Mobile Era

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Microsoft is overhauling SharePoint today, and introducing iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile apps.

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Man Sets World Record With 25 Continuous Hours In Virtual Reality

An anonymous reader writes: Derek Westerman has made it in the Guinness Book of World Records by spending 25 straight hours in virtual reality.

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In Search Of A Healthy Gut, One Man Turned To An Extreme DIY Fecal Transplant

Josiah Zayner writes: Arielle Duhaime-Ross at The Verge followed Dr. Josiah Zayner, a former Scientist at NASA turned BioHacker, as he attempted the first ever full-body microbiome transplant.

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'Largest Recall In American History': Takata To Recall Nearly 70 Million Airbags

An anonymous reader writes: Federal regulators are ordering Japanese supplier Takata to recall as many as 40 million additional airbags linked to a defect already blamed for at least 11 deaths, bringi

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YouTube To Launch 'Unplugged' Online TV Service In 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Intern

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Robot Stitches Tissue By Itself Without A Real Doctor Pulling The Strings

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists have created a robotic system that is capable of stitching up tissue in living animals without a human doctor pulling the strings.

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Google Encrypts All Blogspot Domains With HTTPS

Reader Mickeycaskill writes: Google is continuing its crusade to encrypt the web by enabling an HTTPS version of every single domain hosted on Blogspot.

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Students Can Now Fly Drones At School, FAA Says

An anonymous reader writes: It will now be easier for students to pilot drones as part of their schoolwork, thanks to new Federal Aviation Administration rules that exempt high schools and colleges fr

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No One Should Have To Use Proprietary Software To Communicate With Their Government

Donald Robertson, writing for Free Software Foundation: Proprietary JavaScript is a threat to all users on the Web.

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Back to Basics – why the old is new

Graphic designers have been bending over backwards for years, pulling all the stops in order to turn a message into communication.

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Backbone Views and the DOM: Part 2

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In the last article, we covered the basics of Backbone Views and how to enab

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Understand User Permissions in OpenCart

As an administrator of any system, you would always want a feature which allows you to delegate certain responsibilities to a group of trusted users.

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Date While You Wait

I absolutely love this Date While You Wait project by Thomas Knox. I wholeheartedly agree with his statement that life is all about human interaction. That’s why I started CreativeMornings.

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Amazon Beats Microsoft In 'The Battle of Seattle'

An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos earned $5 billion in one afternoon when the company's stock price jumped 9.6%.

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A449 converts Scottish cottage into writer's home with scorched larch cladding


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AntiPatterns Basics: Rails Tests

This article is an introduction to the advanced waters of testing AntiPatterns in Rails.

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SpriteKit From Scratch: Constraints and Actions

Introduction

In this tutorial, the second installment of the SpriteKit From Scratch series, you learn about constraints and actions.

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How to Authenticate Users With Twitter OAuth 2.0

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Twitter API 1.1 and OAuth 2.0 to authenticate users of your application and publish a test tweet.

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One Of Many / Austin

My friend Wesley just launched his 10th visual essay in his One of Many series. This time highlighting the Austin creative community. So proud of him and how he is running with this project.

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Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph

12 days ago Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing over 500 people and leaving thousands of families without a home.

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Hands On Improving Google PageSpeed

Final product imageWhat You'll Be CreatingWhat Is Google PageSpeed?

Google P

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Kick-Start WordPress Development With Twig: Timber Image, Menu, and User

By now you have read about the basic concepts of using Twig through Timber, while building a modular WordPress theme.

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20 of the Most Popular HTML5 Game Templates

Flash ushered in the world of browser-based gaming, but as Flash faded and HTML5 came onto the scene, those same Flash-based games made their way over to HTML5.

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Misplaced New York

The Misplaced Series by Anton Repponen removes notable New York buildings from their surroundings and “misplaces” them in desolate landscapes around the world. LOVE! (via Kottke)

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Uhhhh

Kind of a bummer when you realize you’re a blob and you have no arms to pick up the phone. Thanks for the chuckle, Julian Glander. (via)

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There Will Be A Huge New 'Panama Papers' Data Dump

An anonymous reader writes: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists said in an email that on May 9 it would "publish what will likely be the largest-ever release of information about