One of the key mechanisms of Toxo's behavior is that it can penetrate the brain of rodents and make them sexually attracted to feline urine -- the point is to facilitate the reproduction of the parasite which can occur only on feline intestines.
So basically, cats created 4chan and its userbase. Well played!
But seriously, none of these articles ever seem to mention that a cure is being worked on. Also, is there an easy way to test for this parasite?
The wikepedia article says that Toxo is linked to ADHD and OCD, both of which I have, OCD since last year.
That's almost inconceivable. The other studies around this bounce from 10-25% too. I assumed toxoplasmosis was rare - but that kinda scares me.
How do I get a test for me and the family?
Why is Linux ping this way? Is this a fundamental design flaw?
I wanted to notify you guys though of some security flaws within the game.
Probably the biggest issue I see is the lack of server side checks against changes coming from the client. I only tested this out on the player object as a PoC, but it only takes changing a variable within the player object to modify things like player speed, mountable craft speed, etc.
For instance, while you obfuscated the name of the player object within the ig.game object, it was easily found by checking for modifications to the health variable, where another function listed it as ig.game.O1376. This name for this player object is also static for every game instance, so it's easily referred to every time.
window.ig.game.O1376.altJumpReducedGravityFactor = 0.1;
Now the player can super jump and the server is fine with it (verified by numerous 'holy sh!' and 'wtf!?' comments from other players).
The second thing I see is just obfuscating the code more.
I would suggest first and foremost to do the server side checks. Even if you left all your code in plain text, any modification someone tried to make from the client would be seen, verified, and handled accordingly by the server. Second I would try obfuscating all variable names that you can, especially the class definitions like EntityPlayer. To go further on it, I would have it produce the obfuscated names randomly on each load of the game script so they're not easily referred to.
Just wanted to bring the issue up to you guys after finding it.
My life is now complete.
which incidentally is being restored by booting the original servers found in a collector's basement:
But for a not a fan of Minecraft like me kinda lacks a purpose.
Impressive demo scene though - making things like that with just some scripts and a browser.
Edit: it somehow fixed itself and gave me a skateboard
Could you add a way to import assets easily so that they can be developed using other tools or imported?
I thought "what a nice wind sound effect" until I realized it was the CPU fan in my laptop. Heh. But that's not really a big deal, at least for now, and I'm sure you can optimize.
Experiments like this show us that graphics and VFX are overrated. It's true for games, and it's true for movies too. Primer is still one of the best sci-fi flicks I've seen in the last ten years, and they used what looked like surplus air conditioning equipment as props. Sometimes too much FX actually gets in the way of your imagination. When I visit a virtual world, I kind of want it to be unlike the physical.
I tried a Rift the other day too, and that has its appeal as well. But it's a different appeal.
Noticed it was a tad laggy and then tracerouted and found that it's in London and I'm in Southern California. I suppose that's understandable. I guess if things take off you'd be able to geo-locate a bit via other cloud services.
Just a small suggestion: could the sound of forbidden actions be replaced by something smoother?
But I got on a horse, flew to the edge and now I'm falling for ever.
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Peter Thiel: https://medium.com/how-to-start-a-startup/32-quotes-from-pet...
- Weight limits in the NFL. I know linemen need to get big but the average weight of linemen is way too high.
- The padding is almost too good, concussions will go up as they have with better equipment. Players feel too safe to unleash a hit. There needs to be more alerting/warning systems on collisions. i.e. if a player is about to get blindsided, alert them inside the helmet. Give them eyes all around.
- All linemen should use knee braces all the time or improved support. Players remove padding because others do to stay competitive. There needs to be more support for knees/ankles that is required. (smaller linemen will help this)
- Testing for HGH is finally in, this will help some.
- Allow players to use marijuana, for pain and for calming rather than DUIs. They treat players like children so they end up lashing out.
- Provide drivers free of charge for all NFL players for all activities. Require that they use the drivers (they can personally hire them) if they are having fun but DUIs should not be allowed.
The speaker for Samsung had some good insights. They have a refrigerator with a touchscreen and Instagram connectivity, which costs more than a regular refrigerator plus an iPad. He said that they saw three classes of customers:
- Those who want the latest thing.
- Those who like to show off their houses to others (the granite-countertop crowd.)
- Those who just have a lot of money and buy the high end version by default.
None of those people are getting this stuff because it's useful in any way. These are decorative objects to them.
If that's the Internet of Things, it's going to be a fad. Granite countertops are so last-year now, you know.
- A lot of IoT data is passively collected and reconstructed external to a device you own for applications that run on the device. Decentralizing the applications does not decentralize access to the data in practice. This makes perfect engineering sense: it saves a lot of battery and bandwidth on the device to not have the device involved in phoning home even if it is effectively "phoning home". (Few people grok how sophisticated this type of data reconstruction is.)
- IoT data coming off consumer devices is higher velocity and higher volume than anyone imagines unless you work with it. Billions of records per second continuously, petabytes per day, from single data sources. See above: the data your device effectively generates is not limited by the bandwidth of the device. Most applications of this data joins several of these data sources, often in real-time.
- The fundamental operation done on IoT data that makes it uniquely useful for consumer and other applications is the spatial join. If you think you are going to do that on a decentralized peer-to-peer network then you don't understand spatial joins. Doubly so considering the aforementioned bandwidth requirements.
Having physical control of a device will allow some control of where data goes but the architectural requirements of IoT will greatly constrain the extent to which this is possible in practice.
Hardly so. I really doubt users would care less. How many people really bother about that iPhone is locked. You can root android based devices with little ease still, people really don't bother or care. People will use things which are easier to use, have a seem less experience.
When you also assume that most of the IoT devices are going to be very low power and probably not have much storage or processing power, it seems an odd choice to use. What's the advantage of block-chaining over something like Paxos which is already widely used and more or less the standard distributed consensus algorithm?
Not saying this is a perfect and open system, but it could be a step in the right direction and does not require a live internet connection for your things ot talk to each other.
AllJoyn has a lot of major backers but has yet to take off.
They were indirectly forced to worked more than eight hours a day (around 9 to 10), and was required to report everyday to their managers about the progress done during the day in a stylesheet. Their managers were trying cut off financially as much as they can to save some more money in the department so that managers can get extra money at the end of year depending on the savings.
This caused employees more stress, more work, less comfort and less time with family. Since there are already a lot of people waiting to get job out there, they did not have much choice but accept the companies' rules..
I am hoping for a more trust oriented employer-employee relationships for my indian fellows..
Just mild concern about the biometric data being stored centrally.
Here's my solution to this. Love using .debs for distribution.
I've been using the free plan at https://packagecloud.io for my debs (handles my rpms and gems too), and it's been working well so far.
It also sets up a Jenkins server so you can test out some build jobs that interact with Aptly.
I am looking forward to Aptly's REST API. Also on the roadmap is the ability to manage Yum repositories.
Aptly is a godsend to people who want to run .deb repos, as previously the software was basically "run a full mirror" or "sucks to be you". Jordan Sissel (fpm author) once remarked that 'there is a lot of silly ceremony in managing .debs'. We were previously using reprepro, which was alright, but had the glaring flaw of only allowing one version of a package to live in the repo. No easy rollbacks or machines on different versions there.
Aptly is really flexible, and although it does have some corner cases or slightly unintuitive behaviour (to me), it has excellent documentation and is in heavy development. Kudos to you, smira.
The most-used tools for getting a package into your repo involve scp'ing the file to the repository server and running a command to update its index. It's nice to have a proper toolset to do this, but it's too bad I spend most of my time with YUM nowadays.
>> Linux distribution is well-tested collection of packages carefully organized and supported by the vendor.
This is exciting for me because I absolutely love .net and friends, but I'm also a Linux engineer and lean heavily toward open source and cross platform technologies. In recent years I have noted that with the existence of mono and mono develop(xamarin) C#/F# is right on the verge of being an excellent choice for open source tools and projects. I've been lamenting the fact that Microsoft's early platform lock in approach has prevented .net from being a serious java alternative(or the alternative it deserves to be). Its nature stiffling the open source ecosysytem .
The outlook has been getting rosier over the past 2 years though. Now we have OWIN, ASP.NET vNext, MVC6, entity framework 7, F#, and a strange officially unofficial interest in mono. Projects on github! These are welcome steps in an attempt to boost relevancy IMHO.
And yet there is no currently properly supported way to write desktop applications for Windows! MFC = obsolete, WinForms = maintenance mode, WPF = Dead on arrival, WinRT = Metro only.
For all the people saying "web is where it's at", there are some things that are simply still best done on desktop. And native development in iOS and Android is still going strong.
Hilarious. It wasn't the lack of an A-team resource on browsers, it was the lack of any team. Microsoft just left browsers there and did nothing.
Microsoft's other big sin is counting on its hardware partners. They could have preempted the iPod, for instance, but they just hoped Creative and others would deliver a great experience, while they sat back and wrote the software and cashed in on licenses. Same for tablets. Tablet PCs were great in the 00s, and I loved using them. Except, they were clunky and had little mass appeal. Once again, MS just counted on its partners and never gave a thought to the full experience.
Also, the fact that Windows still is touch/pen unfriendly outside of Metro just shows they Don't Get It. Instead of working on some tech to make Windows work well across all its apps, they ditch everything and hope Metro will work. It's hard to imagine that anyone could be so myopic.
"The holy grail for Microsoft would be getting developers to write new software for Windows again ", this necessarily isn't true. The developer go where users and money are. And users not necessarily go to devices which have lot of apps. This might sound like a chicken and egg problem, but look at amazon, if developers are writing software for its devices, Amazon is bootstrapping its devices with software. I take out the other devices, the desktop and servers, might not have as much impact as it may sound.
Second, Xbox, Bing, may sound looser, but they may be interesting in the next round of battle. The smart phone battle is more or less is over and it is not going to make much difference, but the future of the smart device fields will be another story, if only MS can concentrate on the future in coherent way.
Unfortunately, it is also has some extremely negative associations, most of which have been earned and even, perhaps, proven.
* unfair and sometimes illegal business practices
* sabotage of innovative technologies when they conflict with Microsoft's monopolies
* surveillance state (Skype/NSA)
Not unexpected given the date and the relationship between Apple and Microsoft at the time, but interesting that it shares the desk (albeit off in a corner) with the IBM-PC.
Indeed, Ballmer seemed to have no intention of leaving when he announced a massive reorganization of the entire company in July 2013. Behind the scenes he had also begun negotiating an acquisition that was meant to transform Microsoft. He had become convinced that the company had to make hardware too. The reason why goes back to his chart. The two companies which have seen the greatest increases in the share of profits they take are Apple and Samsung, particularly Apple, whose share of the technology industrys profits leapt from 7 percent in 2008 to 21 percent in 2013. To Ballmer, the message was clear, and so, in December 2012, he began talking to the Finnish smartphone-maker, Nokia, whose C.E.O., Stephen Elop, had worked at Microsoft. There was a defensive reason for the deal as well as an offensive one. Nokia was pretty much the only company left that was making Windows phones. If Nokia went under, what would happen to Microsofts phone business?
Stratechery has written about this at length, though I don't recall if it was clearly discussed in a single article or my mental synthesis from a collection. Either way, differentiated companies -- apple -- require completely different strategies than nondifferentiated -- samsung.
- I can't read the article because some as keeps jumping me back to the top of the page a few seconds after I scroll
- the article font is tiny and hard to read anyway
- for some reason even though there is a large body of text, ios doesn't allow me to use reader mode
* It's possible work out the geographic region of certain compartments based on the organizational code attached to it.
* The redactions in the "Control Authority" column are variable size, possibly even proportionate to character length.
* The fact that document was merely classified "confidential" is odd.
* I was able to identify all but one item listed in the "Organization" column.
The sole item that eluded identification was "S0242". It is listed alone under two compartments. I couldn't find anything on it; one can only surmise it is something within the Signals Intelligence Directorate (probably something boring, despite the mystique).
Maybe they could have not published this one.
I'm very much interested in the Snowden Documents and am a strong advocate for civil liberties (look at some of my other posts, and the ones under the handle 'xnull').
I also repeatedly explain, on Hacker News, and other places, that there is a global cyber intelligence war and that the Snowden Leaks showed us key insights into what was going on, how it's not 'about terrorism' and a great number of other things.
But I'm bewildered by this article. It seems really damaging, and like it doesn't really add very much to the corpus they've already published.
Edit: Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Edward Snowden, etc all decide what material to publish and what material not to publish. Greenwald, by his own admission, works with US officials to redact information and to choose which stories make it out of the gate. He's also said that he isn't revealing (paraphrasing) 'the most horrendous material in the Snowden documents, for fear of the fallout'. My question should not be thought of a challenge to revealing Snowden documents as a whole. Contrary to this I think it is of the very highest service. My question is only 'why this document'?
Here's hoping for next time.
- Kennedy was assassinated by CIA
- Aliens transferred technology to US government
- Former strongman of South Korea was assassinated by CIA
- List of other assassinations by CIA
- Iraq WMD was made up and knew about it but went ahead with war anyway.
That's the short version. I initially wrote a long comment with a list of things I don't like, but I decided I was being too harsh so I removed it. If you're still interested, I can mail it to you.
 - https://unhosted.org/
 - https://github.com/remotestorage/remotestorage.js
 - https://github.com/diafygi/byoFS
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTPimUSIWbI
I'd suggest making the docs more easily accessible for developers looking to get a better understanding of CloudRail. In addition, the link/magnify icons on the cloud storage logos on the product page seem unnecessary, since the logos could just link to their individual pages.
We (JotForm) spend so much time implementing and maintaining integration with these services.
You definitely need pricing information. If you want to keep it free at the beginning you can say something like "we are free until 2016", but many people might avoid using you because there is no information on how much it will cost when you go out of beta.
And a small feedback;
- Please fix your scrolling on the page. It is not a pleasing scrolling experience.
- Slider interval is quick, kind of disturbs while reading, do not auto-slide at all maybe.
Edit: Sorry for not going into detail about scrolling.
I am using Chrome on Mac OS, and when i try to scroll on the main page, whoops!, I am at the end of the page, it feels like scrolling sensitivity is too high and i need to tap it once more to stop scrolling. It may give different experience with a mouse maybe but using touchpad gave me this experience.
1. In Russia I remember having eight classes a day only briefly and that quickly came to an end because having so many classes was considered to be close to child abuse. Six was the norm, sometime seven, but definitely not every day of the week. Here I had 9 classes every single day. I was not pleased at all.
2. The breaks between classes were only 3-5 minutes long in the US. Whereas in Russia they were 10-15 minutes. You can't socialize during 3-5 minutes you have to run to another class. Yes, you are less likely to "get in trouble", but getting in trouble is part of socializing.
3. Not really a problem with the schooling system, but the above two combined with living in the suburbs produces a great problem. You know you won't see any of the students for the rest of the day, unless your mom drives you to the mall or something. Socializing time is very brief during the school day, but really, that's all you've got...
Needless to say I hated going to the US school tremendously. Color me cynical, but I am somewhat surprised that there are not many more school shooting than there are now. Oh and I graduated more than a decade ago, so perhaps things have changed, but I doubt it.
>  Students sit all day, and sitting is exhausting.
>  High School students are sitting passively and listening during approximately 90% of their classes.
>  You feel a little bit like a nuisance all day long.
People wonder why high school aged students are unruly, unpleasant, and filled with deep negative emotions (anger, disdain, need-to-rebel). I look at this list (especially  and the lack of autonomy that follows) and the reason seems really clear. The basic model seems broken.
Has anyone really sat down and shadowed one of their users for a whole day? I know small usability studies are pretty common. You get someone in a room, ask them to perform some tasks, see what they do. But if you have an app that people are going to spend their whole day in, e.g. email, office suite, productivity, does anyone really sit down and shadow a user for a day?
There might be things you don't notice if you only do it for an hour or two, or is it just not the same when the user isn't required by an authority to be present?
> In addition, there was a good deal of sarcasm and snark > directed at students > ... > I realize that sarcasm, impatience, and annoyance are a > way of creating a barrier between me and them.
I personally think that our class based education systems are languishing at some 100 year based minima right now w.r.t effectiveness.
Present systems don't take into account:1. Most subjects require different modalities of learning. Teaching computer science via lecture format? seriously?
2. Students have different economic situations which usually means real demands on their time and attention. The system HAS TO cater to this to be more effective.
3. As the environment changes the teaching methodology has to change. Right now phones and tablets really inhibit concentration. So something to counter this would be effective for all other classes.
4. Schools primary function is a safe place to keep your kids. Their inability to accept this makes them stuff the day with classes.
>Students sit all day, and sitting is exhausting.
Doing any unfamiliar job all day is exhausting. There are plenty of other professions where sitting all day is the norm (like programming). Of course, most have the option of taking a stretch when they want to, but the only time I have seen people do this on a regular basis was for medical reasons.
In high school, I had an administrator (the dean of students) enroll in one of my classes for a year.
I have two major concerns after watching the video through.
First is the spreadsheet ui. Much of the drama and nonsense with bad spreadsheet programming is related to not having the _table_ as the primary data organizational tool. Data should be in labeled and typed columns not laid out in cells on the main sheet and then postfacto treated as coherent data.
I was more genuinely more confused by what you were trying to explain in the early part of the video because of the awkwardness of your spreadsheet ui metaphor. Ie as you were explaining the columns and rows, reordering etc around 4:30+ .
The spreadsheet should be just a layout medium for expression of A view of data tables.
Apple tried to fix this with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_%28spreadsheet%29 but ymmv on how successfully.
Suggestion - experiment with using a graph (or just cards) with tables as nodes. Figure out how to use the edges to express the program coherently.
Your asteroids demo was nicely done but I would be very unhappy reading a medium size program with your current ui.
Suggestion - have tables only built as they are defined. Don't try to be too much like existing spreadsheets (though obviously some of your audience would like to see a very traditional spreadsheet ui).
My second major concern is that I think spreadsheets and spreadsheet programming would benefit from stronger typing. You seem to not be addressing that? As as an example from your video are people's children not people too?
How can we keep a money column from being used as someone's age etc (without a function in between)?
I guess this is not related to this? http://kayalang.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaya_(programming_language)
I wonder if Kaya could store graphs efficiently, in addition to hierarchies. For example, can you have one table called Employees with a property Reports To, which references another Employee? In other words, can Kaya allow this: Employee.ReportsTo = @Employee?
His description of Eve is still very vague.
Says "Error loading stream: Could not connect to server"m3u8 link for vlc doesn't work for me either :(
edit: just found a couple if anyone is interested (https://github.com/AndreasHeger/CGATReport, http://mpastell.com/pweave/, https://github.com/stdbrouw/python-literate)
That is a stellar decision. I wonder if there were application-specific constraints that prevented a more secure option.
It was too easy. This is why things like 'The Snappening' happen (note: I never did anything evil like that, but it would not have been hard).
Newer Android versions have support for hardware DRM modules which would allow potential for some sort of nasty workaround (which may involve transcoding any images into movies), but in the general case for the wider market it's not going to work yet.
Finally, this is also why the NFC stuff is generally accompanied by another isolated system, though I seem to recall early versions of that (like in the Nexus S) proved to be sidesteppable.
Pro tip for future chat app start-ups promising "security" or "privacy" or as the latest trend goes, "anonymity" for their users. If you can't really hold your end of the bargain, don't do it! Promise cute emoticons or whatever, instead. Hopefully there will be some class action lawsuits against companies like Snapchat, soon. They need to learn their lesson.
What would have been some better alternatives to keep the encrypted files safe on the phone? Couldn't they have it call the server for a dynamic (safe) key?
I cannot understand people who confide their privacy to companies like Apple and Snapchat. Of course their photos will be 'leaked'. It's just a matter of time.
We implemented a standard Blowfish encryption in university at a small project on the side and it was better than that.
I'm by no means a cryptography expert, but you don't store keys on the device, they are generated dynamically. Storing them in a directory that seems like an unimportant directory is the most amateur mistake of trying to increase security, as it adds zero security.