Galaxy S9 vs. Pixel 2: Which phone should you buy?
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This one's a toughy.
Why You Shouldn't Use Bright, Saturated Colors for Backgrounds
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Are you choosing colors for your interface that strain the user's eyes? If you're using a bright and saturated color for your background, you're making it hard for users to keep their eyes on your page.
Monday review ? the hot 22 stories of the week
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From the ?world?s worst? smart padlock to the Dark Web drug dealer betrayed by his beard ? catch up with everything we wrote last week.
Nintendo Switch hackers show hacking for mischief is alive and well
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Think today?s hackers are only motivated by money? Think again. In the gaming world, there?s plenty of hacks-for-lulz on display.
The WannaCrypt ransomware scam ? what you need to know [PODCAST]
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A hoax about ransomware called ?WannaCrypt? has been widely spammed out. But is an attack of this sort technically possible?
On InnoDB Data Compression in MySQL
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Another story that I've prepared back in April for my meeting with one of customers in London was a "compression story". We spent a lot of t...
Uber kicks off court battle to stay in business in London
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The ride-hailing service's hearing begins Monday.
Theo Jansen's Strandbeests are incredible up close
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I had a chance to visit these "creatures" at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore and boy, are they amazing.
Apple News adds dedicated 2018 US Midterm Elections section
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It will focus on fact-based stories curated by its editors.
Star Wars Episode IX: Another legacy character rumored to return
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The next Star Wars movie could feature some familiar faces.
The magnificent Strandbeests take a walk down to Southeast Asia
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Used to roaming the beaches in Holland, these moving art pieces settle down for a first-ever visit to Singapore's ArtScience Museum.
Webinar Tues 6/26: MariaDB Server 10.3
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Please join Percona?s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, as he presents MariaDB Server 10.3 at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4). Register Now
8 Months After a Surge of Complaints, Apple Announces a Repair Program For Its Flawed MacBooks and MacBook Pros - Slashdot
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Casey Johnston, writing for The Outline: At long last, Apple admitted to its customers that its MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard designs are so flawed and prone to sticking or dead keys, as originally reported by The Outline in October, and that it will cover the cost of repairs beyond the products'...
Error Logging vs. Crash Reporting
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A lot of developers confuse error and crash reporting tools with traditional logging. And it’s easy to make the relation without understanding the two in more detail. Dedicated logging tools give you a running history of events that have happened in your application. Dedicated error and crash reporting tools focus on the issues users face that occur when your app is in production, and record the diagnostic details surrounding the problem that happened to the user, so you can fix it with greate
UNDERSTANDING MySQL CLIENT / SERVER PROTOCOL USING PYTHON AND WIRESHARK ? PART 1
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MySQL Client / Server protocol is used in many areas. For example: MySQL Connectors like ConnectorC, ConnectorJ and etc. MySQL proxy Between master and slave What is MySQL Client / Server protocol? MySQL Client / Server protocol is accepted conventions (rules). Through these rules client and server “talks” and understand each other. Client connects to?
JDBC Connection Pool for GlassFish and Payara Java Application Servers - DZone Java
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This tutorial shows you how to use the Java application servers, demonstrating how to create an environment, configure database, and set up an application server.
Google is Adding Anti-Tampering DRM To Android Apps in the Play Store - Slashdot
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Google has introduced a small change to Play Store apps that could significantly protect several Android users. From a report: Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that's the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the de...
A Hard SQL Error
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Padma was the new guy on the team, and that sucked. When you're the new guy, but you're not new to the field, there's this maddening combination of factors that can make onboarding rough: a combination of not knowing the product well enough to be efficient, but knowing your craft well enough to expect efficiency. After all, if you're a new intern, you can throw back general-purpose tutorials and feel like you're learning new things at least. When you're a senior trying to make sense of your ne
Brave browser starts feeding ads to willing guinea pigs
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Hands up who wants to sign up to receive advertising as they browse the internet? Probably no-one, and yet that?s exactly what the new Brave browser is asking its users to do.
Internet shut down in Algeria to stop exam cheats
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It’s exam time again, and aside from panic and caffeine-fuelled all-nighters, that can only mean one thing: A lot of people are getting their internet shut off.
Groovy Goodness — Unmodifiable Collections [Snippet] - DZone Java
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This article provides a brief analysis and example of how to use unmodifiable code in Groovy by using the asUnmodifiable method for Collection types on a List and a Map.
Fixing Gradle Dependency Resolution - DZone Java
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This tutorial demonstrates how to fix Gradle dependency after TLS v1.1 and v1.0 support is discontinued, providing helpful instructions and examples.
Build a Megamenu in Drupal 8 with Ultimenu and Bootstrap
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One of our customers asked how to build a mega menu in Drupal 8. Mega menus are menus with multi-column navigation. They are fastly becoming a trend in web design. The Ultimenu module allows you to insert Drupal blocks into a menu. You can easily...
China's version of Yelp files for IPO in Hong Kong
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Meituan Dianping seeks billions of dollars to help fund its expansion, according to reports.
Flying to space? You're probably going to vomit
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If you want to get up to space, you'll need to get down with the sickness.
China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens
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They're called Doves and they do not come in peace.
Climbing is Not an Annoying Grueling Tax
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I’m a hockey guy. Picked it up in college and spent the next two decades playing all forms of hockey: deck, roller, and ice. The Sharks arrived in San Jose and made my chosen sport official. I was set. However, there were two sports before hockey. It started in junior high with cross-country running and ?
vSphere 6.7 Client Plugin Readiness - VMware vSphere Blog
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        The vSphere client team has been actively working with VMware partners to provide compatible plugins in the vSphere HTML5 Client and vSphere Web Client (Flex-based).  vRealize Operations 6.7, Site Recovery Manager 8.1, and vSphere Replication 8.1 have already released with standalone HTML5 clients providing similar functionality to their vSphere Flex client
Changes in WebAssembly Could Render Meltdown and Spectre Browser Patches Useless - Slashdot
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Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Upcoming additions to the WebAssembly standard may render useless some of the mitigations put up at the browser level against Meltdown and Spectre attacks, according to John Bergbom, a security researcher at Forcepoint. WebAssembly (WA or Wasm) is a n...
DC Comics Returns To Supermarket Shelves With New, Giant-Sized Comics - Slashdot
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DC Comics announced earlier this week that it has partnered with Walmart to revive its DC Giant range as a 100-page anthology format comic book. Four new series revolving around Batman, Superman, the Justice League, and the Teen Titans will launch solely in the retail stores starting July 1. From a ...
Huge fireball lights up Russian skies
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A meteor smacked into the atmosphere in the early morning hours, reminding many of a far more powerful event.
Get the most important 5 takeaways from VeeamOn 2018
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Didn't get the chance to go to VeeamOn 2018? Don't worry because we've prepared a list of 5 key takeaways from the event to catch up with what happened in Chicago.