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Effective work with high quality can be achieved faster using assignment helps s

melyjess (3521107) writes | 10 minutes ago


melyjess (3521107) writes "The digital world has made it possible to solve almost all of our day to day problems fast over the internet. If the TV is not working or if the washing machine is giving a problem, the help for solution is available instantly on the internet. The help is not just in the form of pdf files that are to be read and understood; they also come in the form of videos."
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Are there any Linux-friendly DESKTOP x86 motherboard manufacturers?

storkus (179708) writes | about an hour ago


storkus (179708) writes "The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix (2nd story link at the bottom of the first), and plenty more Googling around.

My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? Note that I want to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and "other" high-end machine with one of the above chips so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being M$-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a real lousy attitude (despite the Steam distro being real soon now)."

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NASA Completes Key Review of World's Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey

Anonymous Coward writes | 1 hour ago


An anonymous reader writes "NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) — the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars — and approved the program's progression from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has achieved since the agency built the space shuttle."
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Celebrity nude pictures leaked due to apparent iCloud hack

swinferno (1212408) writes | 1 hour ago


swinferno (1212408) writes "Hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan.

It's unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities' iCloud accounts. The accounts are designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to synchronize images, settings, calendar information, and other data between devices, but the service has been criticized for being unreliable and confusing. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence herself complained about the service in an interview with MTV.

Several media contacted Apple for more information but they have not commented on this yet."

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Seagate - At least I got a heads up

stoolpigeon (454276) writes | 2 hours ago

User Journal 2

Booted up my Fedora box at work this morning but instead of starting normally it put me in emergency mode with a message to check the logs. On the whole I'm very pleased with this development. It gave me a prompt to give it the root password and then I could view the logs with journalctl from there.

Hacker dubbed "Rawshark" causes political mayhem in New Zealand

Anonymous Coward writes | yesterday


An anonymous reader writes "New Zealand is facing its weirdest election ever with a hacker calling himself "Rawshark" progressively dumping emails hacked from a controversial blogger. This weekend, revelations forced the resignation of one Government minister and nobody knows what will drop next.

Emails revealed that the blogger, called "Whale Oil", was in contact with both a government minister in charge of New Zealand's white collar crime investigations unit and with a PR man acting for a founder of a failed finance company then under investigation."

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Stars Exposed in Massive Nude Photo Leak

PapayaSF (721268) writes | 3 hours ago


PapayaSF (721268) writes "Nude celebrities, bitcoins, and Apple: it's a story seemingly designed to stir up the entire internet. Scores of private photos of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have been leaked (allegedly from Apple's iCloud), and posted on 4chan in exchange for bitcoins. A list of 100+ names has appeared, but pictures have not yet appeared for many names on the list (including Kate Bosworth, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Kaley Cuoco). Victoria Justice claims the photos of her are fake. Twitter accounts are being shut down. The story is still developing, so grab your popcorn."


imparmod (3800295) writes | 3 hours ago


imparmod (3800295) writes "The end of a rather short era of recognition for on-line authors has arrived. Google webmaster analyst John Mueller recently proclaimed on his Google+ page that they need determined to drag the plug on Google Authorship.

The announcement came as a shock to several individuals within the on-line promoting community. In fact, many all right best-known SEO consultants solely yesterday talked regarding Author Rank and the way necessary they suppose it\'ll be within the way forward for search. it\'s stunned U.S. too, given however so much Google are pushing their social network and therefore the fringe feature it includes.

In his announcement, Mueller detected 2 main reasons that actuated Google to now not show authorship ends up in Google Search and to prevent trailing information from content victimization the rel=author markup:

  Not many authors and webmasters implemented it.

A study by Stone Temple Consulting, that was highlighted in an exceedingly recent article, shows that only a few individuals truly participated in Authorship throughout its three-year run. several of these World Health Organization did not participate were n\'t thus tech-savvy web site homeowners and authors World Health Organization thought implementing the markup was too sophisticated. people who did try and implement the Authorship mark-up on their sites typically did not have intercourse properly, so that they were n’t ready to get pleasure from the advantages.

During his study of Forbe’s list fifty Most influential Social Media Marketers, Mark Trap-hagen discovered that solely half-hour of the influence had enforced Authorship, whereas thirty fourth didn’t. However, those within the latter cluster were still obtaining an upscale piece author result. This reality gave individuals the concept that putting in place the rel=author markup was n’t very necessary, a minimum of on Associate in Nursing directly noticeable level. What that will hint to, however, is that Google should be taking signals aside from Authorship under consideration once deciding that pages to award wealthy snippets to. Obviously, this makes U.S. check regarding Author-Rank. It’s too early to completely dismiss the notion, albeit our previous theories centered around rel=author.

  It did not prove to be as useful to users as they had hoped.

Google has invariably been committed to rising user expertise and search quality. they\'d at the start hoped Authorship would facilitate them come through those goals, but sadly, it did n’t. As Mueller same in his announcement: “Unfortunately, we have conjointly ascertained that this data [Authorship] is n’t as helpful to our users as we’d hoped, and may even distract from those results.”

The last a part of that statement comes as a surprise to those people World Health Organization invariably thought Authorship snippets brought higher click-through rates to look results. Certainly, I even have old some glorious CTRs from my diary posts that featured my name and film on the piece. am i able to currently attribute it to alternative factors like click-able titles? solely time can tell.

Mueller conjointly same in an exceedingly personal speech communication with Trap-hagen that Google’s information discovered that users were n\'t obtaining enough price from Authorship snippets. tho\' he did n’t elaborate on what he meant by “value”, it’s cheap to suppose that this might mean user behavior on an exploration page was n’t littered with the presence of author wealthy snippets.

The simple answer? No, not likely. Nothing is ever fastened and final within the on-line world, particularly wherever Google square measure involved. Besides, Google has same many times within the past that it’s committed to understanding and valuing author authority. they\'ll have stopped their tries at Authorship nowadays, however that does n’t mean they’ll throw the conception out utterly. the concept of characteristic authoritative and credible authors may be a smart one. It’s simply that the recent tries at realizing that idea that did n’t very calculate, close to they\'re leading U.S. to believe.

As Google becomes higher at linguistics search, we will expect that they\'ll return up with new ways that to spot extremely credible authors. Recent talks of Google’s information Vault project supports the thought that Google is occupation this direction.

So do you have to take away the authorship mark-up from your internet pages? Mueller says he sees no purpose in doing thus. “Leaving it\'s fine, it won’t cause issues (and maybe your users appreciate having the ability to seek out out additional regarding you thru your profile too).”

I say, keep it on and be proud of it. The nearer we tend to ally ourselves to Google, the better. you\'ll actually be standing in smart role if/when Google conceive to utilize another author-type metric (which would for sure use G+ in another way), that I predict won’t be too so much down the road."

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Changes to higher education funding formula take effect today (AUDIO)

Taraabethr (3807087) writes | 5 hours ago


Taraabethr (3807087) writes "A new law requires state colleges and universities to set standards for student retention, graduation rates, and job placement. Ninety percent of any proposed funding increase for any given school will be based on whether the school has met its own standards.

The schools could set easily-achievable goals but the sponsor of the bill, Senator David Pearce (R-Warrensburg), doesn’t think that’s likely. “I’m very confident universities will come up with rigorous standardsThe department of higher educationwill have some input to say, ‘this really probably isn’t strong enough,’” he says."

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Apple Said to Team With Visa, MasterCard on iPhone Wallet

Anonymous Coward writes | 8 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "Apple plans to its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa, MasterCard, and American Express and will be unveiled on Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The new iPhone will make mobile payment easier by including a near-field communication chip for the first time, the person said. That advancement along with Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition reader that debuted on the most recent iPhone, will allow consumers to securely pay for items in a store with the touch of a finger."

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

Taraabethr (3807087) writes | 6 hours ago


Taraabethr (3807087) writes "Samsung's latest version can do more without a smartphone to go with it. LG's has a round screen. Apple is also believed to be working on its own smartwatch, and could announce it at a Sept. 9 event.

Smartwatches are another product technology companies can offer since many people already have smartphones and tablet computers. But companies have yet to make a strong case for why everyday consumers need smartwatches, especially when so far they have had little functionality without a phone nearby."

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Grand Ayatollah Issues Fatwa Stating High Speed Internet is against Sharia

Anonymous Coward writes | yesterday


An anonymous reader writes "What at first instance looks like a hoax turns out to be a real statement from Irans Ayatollah.
A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is “against Sharia” and “against moral standards.”
This puts ofcourse the discussion about net neutrality in a different perspective. Is internet throttling by the ISP then allowed? Up till what speed then? Luckily for the Iranians, the Fatwa is not mandatory. Also: once the new network with censorship is in place, the Fatwa will most likely be removed"

XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller for 5 Months

destinyland (578448) writes | yesterday


destinyland (578448) writes "Tuesday is the official release date for the newest book from the geeky cartoonist behind XKCD — yet it's already become one of Amazon's best-selling books. Thanks to a hefty pre-order discount, one blogger notes that it's appeared on Amazon's list of hardcover best-sellers since the book was first announced in March, and this weekend it remains in the top 10. Randall Munroe recently announced personal appearances beginning this week throughout the U.S. (including Cambridge, New York, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area) — as well as a Google Hangout on Friday, September 12. Just two weeks ago he was also awarded the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story — and now many of his appearances are already sold out."
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Yahoo Stops New Development on YUI

dnebin (594347) writes | yesterday


dnebin (594347) writes "Yahoo announced that they will cease new development on their javascript framework YUI, bowing to industry trends towards Node.js, Angular, etc.

The consequence of this evolution in web technologies is that large JavaScript libraries, such as YUI, have been receiving less attention from the community. Many developers today look at large JavaScript libraries as walled gardens they don’t want to be locked into. As a result, the number of YUI issues and pull requests we’ve received in the past couple of years has slowly reduced to a trickle. Most core YUI modules do not have active maintainers, relying instead on a slow stream of occasional patches from external contributors. Few reviewers still have the time to ensure that the patches submitted are reviewed quickly and thoroughly.

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Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while answering email will face no charges

Frosty Piss (770223) writes | 13 hours ago


Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. As with a lot of Law Enforcement behavior, let's see a "regular" citizen get away with that."

Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, but Nowhere to Go

mdsolar (1045926) writes | yesterday


mdsolar (1045926) writes "The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.

Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel.

They won't be moving anytime soon. The latest government plans call for having an interim test storage site in 2021 and a long-term geologic depository in 2048.

No one knows where those sites will be, but the Obama administration is already thinking about contracts to develop, test and certify the necessary rail equipment."

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DNA reveals history of vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

Anonymous Coward writes | yesterday


An anonymous reader writes "The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for over 4,000 years before vanishing around 700 years ago, new analysis shows. The study also reveals that today's Inuit and Native Americans of the Arctic are genetically distinct from the region's first settlers. "A single founding population settled, and endured the harsh environmental conditions of the Arctic, for almost 5,000 years — during which time the culture and lifestyle changed enough to be represented as distinct cultural units," explained Dr Maanasa Raghavan, first author of the new paper."

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