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          نحوه کار با retrofit و SSL      Cache   Translate Page      
سلام من برای یک پروژه از retrofit استفاده کردم و با فرمت JSON اطلاعات را میفرستم و میگیرم. سوال من اینه که اگر Certificate SSL بگیرم و اتصال retrofit را با SSL بسازم باز هم نیاز هست فیلدهای JSON را هش یا Encrypt کرد؟ اگر در بدترین شرایط اپ توسط یک خدانشناس دیکمپایل شد و آدرس های وب سرویس و object...
          John McCain and Aretha Franklin – Video – Greg and Donny News.      Cache   Translate Page      

This is Greg Penglis.  I am a regular contributor to The Intellectual Conservative.  Now I am doing videos with a liberal college student.  Makes for an interesting perspective.  I represent the conservative views.  We talk about a lot of stuff.  See for yourself.

This is another one of our news videos.  Here is the description from our Youtube Channel:

We had two amazing funerals this week, which were amazingly different, for two amazingly different Americans. It was like black and white, literally. Our contention however is that the fight for freedom, for liberty, for making this country a better place, isn”t limited to the military, nor excluded from it. The contrast between these two Americans, and their respective funerals, kept us intrigued through our video.

Please go to The Greg and Donny News Show Youtube Channel for more videos, opinions, analysis, and our unique perspectives.

 


          Nikki Haley warns of ‘dire’ consequences if Russia and Iran continue attacks on Idlib, Syria      Cache   Translate Page      

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley issued a warning to Russia and Iran today, saying that continued attacks on the last opposition stronghold in Idlib, Syria could result in “dire” consequences. From CNN:

During what was the second session on Idlib in four days, Haley told the council that “the world has seen a clear military escalation” this month by Russia and the Syrian regime, whose forces have conducted more than 100 airstrikes, using “barrel bombs, rockets and artillery” in an attempt to retake the last rebel holdout after more than seven years of war…

“If Assad, Russia and Iran continue down the path they are on, the consequences will be dire,” she said.

“I also want to reiterate what I said last week to the Assad regime and anyone else contemplating the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” Haley added. “The United States followed through when we said that we would respond to the use of chemical weapons. We stand by this warning.”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis declined to say Tuesday whether the US would take military action against the Syrian regime should it use chemical weapons, but he did say Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has “been warned.”

There are said to be around 3 million people in Idlib, with a large percentage of them children. So the concern is that Assad and Russia are going to use the same strategy here they’ve used in other places in Syria, i.e. Russian airstrikes followed by a siege to cut off food and water and, possibly, the use of chemical weapons. Last week President Trump himself warned Russia and Iran not to “recklessly” attack Idlib Province.

But shortly after that tweet the airstrikes began:

And it’s not just the millions of people who could be impacted. A full-scale attack is likely to create another surge of refugees fleeing the country:

As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted, Russia pledged to preserve Idlib as a “deescalation zone” and end the war through diplomacy. Yet it now appears poised to throw its planes behind an assault by the government of Bashar al-Assad, also backed by Iran, to capture the territory by force. Moscow cites the presence of an al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, which controls much of Idlib; Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says it is a “festering abscess” that must be “liquidated.” But the United Nations’ Syria envoy estimates there are only about 10,000 fighters in the extremist group. If they follow their usual modus operandi, the Assad, Iranian and Russian forces will fight them by systematically targeting the civilian population and infrastructure, including food markets, schools and hospitals.

The damage could spread far beyond Syria. A full-scale offensive could send hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming north toward Turkey, where some 3.5 million Syrians already are harbored.

Bottom line, there is a real potential for catastrophe here and Russia and Iran clearly don’t care so long as they can claim victory and prop up their puppet Asssad. If things escalate, and especially if there is another use of chemical weapons, it’s very likely the US will intervene with more than strong words. Here are Nikki Haley’s full remarks.

The post Nikki Haley warns of ‘dire’ consequences if Russia and Iran continue attacks on Idlib, Syria appeared first on Hot Air.


          Report: Tennis umpires might boycott Serena Williams’s matches over “sexism” claim during U.S. Open fiasco      Cache   Translate Page      

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The nascent boycott isn’t aimed at Serena as much as it is at the Women’s Tennis Association and U.S. Tennis Association, they say, for backing up her claim that umpire Carlos Ramos was “sexist” in penalizing her at the Open. It’s one thing for a player to behave boorishly towards an umpire who was within his rights to flag her as he did, but for the sport’s governing bodies to pile on? Inexcusable.

If it’s the WTA/USTA they’re mad at, though, then I don’t understand the point of limiting the boycott to Williams. Boycott an entire tournament. Walk. Boycotting Serena exclusively makes it that much easier for her to argue that the umps have it in for her.

Did any umps ever mass-boycott “bad boy” John McEnroe when he had one of his signature on-court aneurysms over a bad call?

“The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA,” Richard Ings, a retired, elite Gold Badge umpire told ESPN.com on Tuesday. “They are all fearful that they could be the next Ramos. They feel that no one has their back when they have to make unpopular calls.”…

The Times of London reported Tuesday “there was a growing consensus that umpires were ‘not supported’ by the USTA on several occasions, and that Ramos was ‘thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it’.”

The report also cited an anonymous source who said officials were considering a boycott of future matches involving Williams.

Did the WTA really side with Williams against Ramos? Yeah, pretty much:

WTA chief executive Steve Simon took an opposing view and he appeared to side with Williams’ claims of sexism.

‘Saturday brought to the forefront the question of whether different standards are applied to men and women in the officiating of matches,’ Simon said.

‘The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same. We do not believe that this was done last night.

Something that I didn’t know before reading about the boycott chatter: There’s no umpiring union in tennis. That’s one reason why the boycott is unlikely to happen according to the retired official who spoke to ESPN. Another thing I learned is that even elite “Gold Badge” umpires like Ramos who get assigned to the finals of Grand Slam tournaments get paid next to nothing to do so. The Daily Mail says Ramos would have earned less than $500 for the match despite having almost 30 years of experience. Another site notes that “There is also concern that the controversy could have a trickle down effect to the grassroots of tennis where there are struggles to attract people to umpiring.” My goodness. A chilling effect on an entire generation of tennis officials, all because one of them got chewed out by Serena Williams?

I don’t follow the sport closely enough to know for certain but all of this sounds suspiciously like the umpires are seizing on the opportunity presented by the Williams incident as leverage for … something. Presumably better pay. Or maybe some union-minded members are trying to galvanize an appetite among the rest for unionization. Any tennis fans want to correct me on that? I’m open to the possibility that this is nothing more or less than it seems — a group of people who do what they do out of love, for practically no pay, and then have to endure being scapegoated publicly not just by a mega-millionaire superstar but by the entire corrupt establishment that’s in thrall to its golden goose.

Here’s Williams after Saturday’s match.

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          Oh, poor Jimmy!      Cache   Translate Page      

From the Commercial Observer:

City councilman Jimmy Van Bramer presides over one of New York City’s hottest real estate markets: western Queens. And one of its submarkets, Long Island City, is on track to get 6,200 new residential units by next year and sits at the heart of crucial zoning, infrastructure, transportation and urban planning issues that affect much of the city.

The 49-year-old councilman, who represents LIC, part of Astoria, Sunnyside and Woodside, was raised in his district by a printer father and painter mother, both union members. Since taking office in 2009, he has found himself facing down developers and community activists alike, while trying to stay true to both his core principles and his working-class neighborhood roots.

Over the past few years, he’s netted some victories for his district, like a new modern library for Hunters Point South in LIC and protected bike and bus lanes along Queens Boulevard. He’s also run into controversy over development and transit issues, like when he refused to greenlight a 2016 rezoning for a 200-unit affordable apartment building developed by Phipps Houses in Sunnyside. And last year he clashed with neighbors and businesses along Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside for proposing protected bike lanes there and along 43rd Avenue after two cyclists were killed by motorists. (After getting pushback from local merchants and the community board over bike lanes replacing parking spots, he abandoned the plan. Congressman Joe Crowley—recently unseated in a surprise victory by democratic socialist candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez—even weighed in on Twitter to oppose the bike lanes.)

           JB: CNJ passa a mão na cabeça da casta da Justissa!. - Editor - O ESTEIO DA SOCIEDADE É A FAMÍLIA E TEM QUE SER PROTEGIDA.      Cache   Translate Page      

JB: CNJ passa a mão na cabeça da casta da Justissa!

Órgão de "controle" arquivou 98% dos processos contra juízes
publicado 12/09/2018
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Por Edla Lula, no Jornal do Brasil
A ministra Cármen Lúcia, que tem hoje seu último dia na presidência do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), citou ontem, ao despedir-se também do cargo de presidente do Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ), o relatório CNJ em Números como um dos avanços de sua gestão. Publicado recentemente, o documento mostra que nos últimos 10 anos – de 2007 a 2017 –, o Conselho arquivou sumariamente 98,56% do total de 54.077 processos de natureza correicional - onde se incluem as reclamações disciplinares contra juízes.
O relatório joga luz sobre a eficácia do Conselho no cumprimento da missão para a qual foi criado: exercer o controle administrativo da atuação do Poder Judiciário. A justificativa para o baixo número de punições é que “o Regimento Interno do CNJ prevê a determinação do arquivamento sumário de todos os requerimentos que se mostrem prescritos, manifestamente improcedentes ou ininteligíveis”.
Foram instaurados 118 processos administrativos disciplinares (PAD) contra 121 magistrados (em 12 casos há mais de um PAD contra o mesmo magistrado). Foram julgados 115 casos, sendo que 57 juízes receberam a pena máxima: aposentadoria compulsória, com direito a receber vencimentos proporcionais ao tempo de serviço.
Além dessas condenações, em outros 11 casos os juízes receberam pena de censura. Houve ainda sete penas de disponibilidade, cinco de advertência e quatro de remoção compulsória. Estas punições estão previstas na Lei Orgânica da Magistratura Nacional. “Lançamos aplicativos que fazem com que qualquer cidadão possa, no seu celular, ter acesso aos gabinetes de cada ministro”, disse Cármen Lúcia, ao relacionar, em seu discurso, os feitos de sua gestão que, segundo ela, tornaram o órgão mais transparente.
O CNJ em números traz ainda dados sobre a atuação administrativa, financeira e processual dos tribunais brasileiros. “A transparência aumentou até mesmo para que o cidadão soubesse: no que se diz que juízes ganham em excesso, não ganham. E está aí a comprovação pela transparência que foi dada às informações sobre as remunerações de todos nós brasileiros de forma permanente”, disse a ministra, ao comentar a divulgação, pelo CNJ, das planilhas com os vencimentos dos magistrados em todos os tribunais do país.
Cármen Lúcia citou ainda, como avanço da sua gestão, a implantação do Banco Nacional de Monitoramento de Prisões, o BNMP 2.0, com o cadastramento de mais de 600 mil prisioneiros em todo o Brasil. A ministra será substituída por José Antônio Dias Tóffoli, que assume amanhã o cargo de presidente do Supremo e, consequentemente, também a presidência do CNJ.
https://www.conversaafiada.com.br/brasil/jb-cnj-passa-a-mao-na-cabeca-da-casta-da-justissa

          A ENTREVISTA DE MARCIA TIBURI À CBN/G1      Cache   Translate Page      

A ENTREVISTA DE MARCIA TIBURI À CBN/G1

11 de setembro de 2018 : 18h49 

No G1
Marcia Tiburi aposta em articulação das polícias do RJ com a PF; ‘Exército está sendo humilhado’
Candidata do PT ao governo de RJ foi entrevistada por jornalistas da CBN e G1. Professora destacou o machismo na política e disse que “os homens destruíram o Estado do Rio”.
11/09/2018 12h48 Atualizado há 4 horas
Assista aos vídeos clicando nos links abaixo:
Marcia Tiburi, candidata do PT ao governo do Rio de Janeiro, afirmou que pretende articular as polícias do estado com a Polícia Federal e fez críticas à Intervenção Federal. “O Exército está sendo humilhado”, disse. Tiburi foi a segunda entrevistada na série de sabatinas do G1 e da CBN, que vai até o dia 25.
Ainda sobre segurança, Tiburi afirmou que pretende transformar as UPPs existentes em “Centros de Defesa da Cidadania”, com policiais e psicólogos. “Temos que usar a inteligência, cancelar essa guerra. Não vamos mais produzir uma polícia que mata. Quem fala que ‘bandido bom é bandido morto’ não entende de segurança”, afirmou.
A petista afirmou que não manteria a intervenção. “As pessoas foram convencidas de que a Intervenção é a única saída. Não podemos manter. Os números não são bons. Mais mortes, mais tiroteios. Vendem uma ideia de que estão resolvendo”, afirmou.
“Se as nossas polícias estiverem organizadas, não precisaremos do Exército. O Exército está sendo humilhado”, continuou.
Tiburi também prometeu melhorar a formação dos policiais. “O PM hoje está tão abandonado e desprotegido quanto o cidadão”, afirmou, criticando o “Estado genocida que manda matar e deixa morrer”.
Machismo
A professora admitiu que não é muito conhecida. “É uma tentativa de renovar o PT do Rio de Janeiro”, explicou. Na sequência, falou sobre o machismo na política.
“As mulheres nunca fazem parte da política. Os homens usam a violência contra as mulheres, numa sociedade patriarcal como a nossa, para se manter no poder. Tanto que a gente vê essa equação funcionando”, disse.
“O RJ é o estado com a maior população feminina do Brasil e tem a penúltima menor representação parlamentar, perdendo só para o Espírito Santo. Podemos dizer que o Rio de Janeiro é muito machista”, continuou.
“As mulheres sempre ficaram de fora. Os homens destruíram o Estado do Rio.”
Corrupção
A petista afirmou que não apoiaria futuras ações da Lava Jato no estado caso seja eleita. “A Lava Jato não é honesta. Houve muita propaganda. Fizeram o golpe e usaram a Lava Jato de verniz”, disse.
“Qualquer governante honesto precisa enfrentar a corrupção. Não é só o pequeno roubo, o grande roubo, produzido do desvio. A corrupção está no sistema”, disse.
“Não adianta simplesmente combater um Cabral e não combater todo o time que o acompanha há muito tempo. Não adianta o PT lutar contra a corrupção e o próprio PT não fazer uma renovação do seu quadro, o que está se propondo com a minha candidatura”, continuou Tiburi.
Tiburi justificou sua candidatura dizendo que “as viúvas do Cabral têm de se acostumar com novos nomes”. “Estamos num golpe de Estado. O PT ficou muito atrelado ao PMDB e aos donos do Rio de Janeiro”, disse. “As pessoas não sabem que sou candidata. Não sou conhecida. Não faço parte desse grupo. Tem uma certa corja que toma conta do Rio de Janeiro”, emendou.
Tiburi afirmou que, ao contrário do caso do Lula, “as provas de Cabral existem”. Segundo a candidata, ele cometeu “atos delirantes, crimes horríveis”.
Pinga-fogo
É a favor da legalização do aborto? Sim
É a favor da concessão do metrô à iniciativa privada? Não
É a favor das Organizações Sociais na Saúde? Não
Dará continuidade ao projeto das UPPs? Não
É a favor da descriminalização da maconha? Sim
É a favor da concessão do Maracanã à iniciativa privada? Não
É a favor do sistema de cotas nas universidades? Sim
Apoia a redução da maioridade penal? Não
É a favor do acordo do Regime de Recuperação Fiscal? Não
É a favor de expandir o transporte das barcas? Sim
Dialogaria com o MBL, a quem chamou de ‘milícia midiática’? Não
https://www.ocafezinho.com/2018/09/11/a-entrevista-de-marcia-tiburi-a-cbn-g1/

          Captan tierno momento entre dos extraños que se abrazan      Cache   Translate Page      

Star Balloon-Bradley escribió en su página de Facebook una anécdota enternecedora del día que su sobrino y una mujer con la que el chico estuvo platicando se dieron un emotivo abrazo durante un partido de fútbol.

Bradley asistió a un juego de la escuela Lowndes High School, en Valdosta, Georgia, con su sobrino Isaiah. Allí el chico se acercó a una mujer y comenzaron a platicar, hasta que la señora tuvo que irse en el medio tiempo para encontrarse con su hija.

El pasado 8 de septiembre Isaiah volvió a ver a la mujer y fue a saludarla. "Isaiah se acercó a ella sonriendo, se arrastró en su regazo y apoyó la cabeza sobre su hombro. Ella lo recibió con los brazos abiertos", escribió Bradley en Facebook.

"¡Le agradezco a Dios por este momento y la amistad que se ha formado! ¡Isaías tiene un corazón tan puro y tiene un don de discernimiento incluso a su corta edad! ¡Esto realmente me saca lágrimas de los ojos! ", dice la propia madre de Isaiah, Thameka Miller.

DA.

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          Middleman で作った web サイトを Travis + GitHub pages でお手軽に運用する      Cache   Translate Page      

先日 Middleman を使って sapporojs.org をリニューアルしました。 その際に得られた Middleman での web サイト運用の知見をご紹介します。

Middleman って??

簡単に説明すると、静的 web サイトジェネレータです。 Jekyll をご存知の方であれば、似たようなものをイメージしていただけるとよさそうです。 Middleman の方が優れている点は、 Asset PipelineTemplate Helpers などの便利な機能を利用をすることができることです。

逆に Jekyll の方が有利な点としては、 GitHub pages が使えるためデプロイが楽であるという点があります。

そこで今回は、 Jekyll と同じく Middleman を GitHub pages に簡単にデプロイする方法をご紹介します。

流れ

Middleman のディレクトリ構成はおおまかには以下のようになっています:

.
├── build (生成された html)
└── source (人間が編集するファイル)

Middleman で生成した web サイトを GitHub pages で公開するためには、build ディレクトリを root ディレクトリとして gh-pages ブランチに push する必要があります。

そのため以下のような手順を設定し、デプロイを自動化することにします:

  1. Travis でビルドする
  2. Travis で commit を作成する
  3. Travis から GitHub pages に push する

準備

まずは Middleman プロジェクトの用意しましょう。

お使いのプロジェクトがあればそれを、なければ middleman init したものを利用します。

またデプロイ環境には、GitHub pages を利用するため、GitHub にリポジトリを作成しておきます。 source の管理は master ブランチ、デプロイ用に gh-pages ブランチを利用することとしてご説明します。

1. Travis でビルドする

まずは、Travis の設定をおこないます。 詳しくは本家サイトを参照してください。

手元で .travis.yml を作成します。

---
language: ruby
script: bundle exec middleman build

これで、GitHub に push した際に Travis でビルドが実行されるようになりました。

2. Travis で commit を作成する

Travis だと Git に user.name, user.email の設定がされていないため、そのままだと commit が作れません。 そこで commit を作るために必要な環境変数を設定します。

.travis.yml に以下を追記します。

env:
  global:
    - GIT_COMMITTER_NAME=<名前>
    - GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL=<Eメール>
    - GIT_AUTHOR_NAME=<名前>
    - GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL=<Eメール>

(名前、Eメールは適宜設定してください)

では、gh-pages ブランチを clone してきて、 ビルドが成功したあとで commit を重ねるよう設定を行いましょう。

.travis.yml に以下の内容を追記します。

before_script:
  - git clone --quiet <リポジトリのURL> build
  - pushd build
  - git checkout -b gh-pages
  - popd

after_success:
  - cd build
  - git add -A
  - git commit -m 'Update'

(この時、リポジトリURL には ssh プロトコルを利用しないようにしてください。接続先の fingerprint の確認を求められて先に進むことができなくなります)

これで、Travis で git の commit を作成することができるようになりました。

3. Travis から GitHub pages に push する

Travis から GitHub に push するためには一工夫必要です。 というのは、GitHub の認証を Travis から通過する必要があるからです。

このためには、以下で議論されているように、https プロトコルで GitHub の OAuth トークンを利用する というのがシンプルな方法です。

では、GitHub のトークンを取得しましょう。(すでに利用可能なトークンをお持ちであればこの手順はスキップしてください) 以下を参考に、トークンを取得してください:

この時、 scope に repo が必要なので忘れず設定してください。

上記で取得したトークンを Travis に設定しましょう。 この時、.travis.yml に書けば GitHub にはアクセス可能になりますが、public な場所に置くと誰でもトークンの権限を利用可能になってしまうので推奨されません。

そこで、TravisAPI を利用して安全に設定することにします。

(初回は Travis へのログインを求められます)

$ gem install travis
$ travis encrypt -r <リポジトリ名> "GH_TOKEN=<GitHub トークン>"

secure XXX という値が返ってくるので、それをそのまま .travis.yml の global -> env に追記します。

env:
  global:
    - secure: <Travis のセキュアキー>

このトークンを利用して GitHub に push する設定を .travis.yml に追記します。

 after_success:
   - cd build
   - git add -A
   - git commit -m 'Update'
+  - '[ "$TRAVIS_BRANCH" == "master" ] && [ $GH_TOKEN ] && git push --quiet https://$GH_TOKEN@github.com/<リポジトリ名>.git gh-pages 2> /dev/null'

git push する際のオプションに気をつけてください。 ここで --quiet の設定を忘れると、Travis のログに GitHub のトークンが表示されてしまいます。

以上で Travis から GitHub に push する設定は完了です。

これで、 master に push するだけで、Travis 経由で GitHub pages に自動でデプロイされるようになりました。 べんり!!

参考

また、手元からも gh-pages に push したくなるという場合もあるかと思います。 そんな時は Rakefile に処理を切り出すというのはいかがでしょうか?

参考までに、ぼくが利用しているものをご紹介しておきます:

最後に

以上で Middleman で作った web サイトを Travis + GitHub pages でお手軽に運用する方法の紹介は終わりです。

今回ご紹介した方法が、みなさまの Middleman を利用した web サイト運用の一助になれれば幸いです:-)

(2013.08.27 追記) 今まで、本記事の通りに設定を行なうと、Travis のログに GitHub のトークンが残ってしまうという不具合がありました。 現在は手順を修正してあるので、本記事に従って Travis の自動ビルドを設定を行った方は GitHub のトークンを expire していただけるとありがたいです。

連絡をくださった @azu_re さん、ありがとうございます!


          Here's how to buy into no waiting at Disney's Toy Story Land      Cache   Translate Page      
By Robert Niles: Ever since Toy Story Land opened earlier this summer in Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, getting reservation times to ride its two new attractions have been among the top Fastpass+ goals for many Disney visitors.

So of course now Disney is offering an alternative for guests who are willing to pay extra to get a no- or low-wait-time visit in the resort's newest land. Disney World is extending its Early Morning Magic program for Disney's Hollywood Studios guests, allowing them 90 minutes of extra time in the land for $79 plus tax per adult and $69 per child (ages 3 to 9).

Unlike the Disney After Hours event we wrote about last week, this is not a hard-ticket event that is separate from regular park admission. You must have a DHS ticket in addition to the Early Morning Magic to get into the park for the extra time. But Disney is also throwing in a breakfast to help make the value proposition more appealing to visitors.

The event starts at 7:30 am on select Mondays and Wednesdays (as not to conflict with the Extra Magic Hours that Disney's on-site hotel guests at no extra charge). That gets you 90 minutes of reduced crowd time in the land to ride the Slinky Dog Dash family roller coaster, Alien Swirling Saucers spinner ride, and Toy Story Mania before the park opens officially to everyone at 9am.

Breakfast will be served for participating guests at the ABC Commissary between 8:30-10am, so the strategic play here would be to ride as much as you can or care to first, then hit up the breakfast after the park opens and the land fills with day guests.

Note that the ABC Commissary is not located in Toy Story Land, where the only eatery is the walk-up Woody's Lunchbox window. The spread will include a choice of breakfast entree, along with a buffet of yogurt, cereal, fruit, and pastries so that you can eat as much value as possible before heading back into the park for the rest of your day.


          Busch Gardens Tampa gets a Sky Rocket for 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
By Robert Niles: The SeaWorld theme park chain announced its third installation of a Premier Rides Sky Rocket II roller coaster, with Tigris coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2019.

The ride will be Florida's tallest launch coaster when it opens next spring. It follows this year's debut of Electric Eel at SeaWorld San Diego and 2015's installation of Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

The Sky Rocket features three launches — two forward and one backward — reaching a top speed of 62 mph on a 150-foot tall circuit. The top of the loop features a heartline roll that seems glacially slow compared with the launches, providing a thrilling inversion with what should be an impressive park view...

Assuming, of course, that you keep your eyes open while hanging upside down 150 feet in the air.

Here's my on-ride video from Electric Eel, followed by Russell Meyer's on Tempesto, if you'd like an idea of what a ride on Tigris will be like:

As you probably guessed from the ride's name, it will have a tiger theme, as Busch Gardens Tampa explained in its press release.

The Tigris queue will include educational content about the plight of tigers in the wild and what conservationists – including the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund – are doing to help save them. In addition, the purchase of any merchandise in the Tigris gift shop will help make a difference, with 5% of the sales price donated to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to protect tigers and their habitat.

In addition, the park teased that it will build another thrill ride for 2020, in the Gwazi area of the park. Anyone want to take a guess on what that will be? ;^)


          New Market Study of Mobile Encryption Market By Top Players Like BlackBerry Ltd. (Ontario, Canada), CSG, Inc. (Washington, US), Certes Networks, Inc. (Pennsylvania, US), Check Point Software Technologies Report Forecast 2023      Cache   Translate Page      
New Market Study of Mobile Encryption Market By Top Players Like BlackBerry Ltd. (Ontario, Canada), CSG, Inc. (Washington, US), Certes Networks, Inc. (Pennsylvania, US), Check Point Software Technologies Report Forecast 2023 ​The Global Mobile Encryption Market is likewise explored in terms of production rates as specified by different regions. The mobile encryption market size is expected to grow from USD 761.4 Million in 2017 to USD 2,917.9 Million by 2022, at

          Video retro. Julio César Strassera: "Cristina Kirchner no es abogada"      Cache   Translate Page      
Cada tanto me gusta recordarlo, para que no nos olvidemos de las manos satánicas de la que pretendió tenernos de rodillas.

Y no es un hecho menor, a pesar de la ayuda de Bonadio para que la diabólica saliera indemne...

El video

          Upon Further Review 2018: Offense vs WMU      Cache   Translate Page      
Upon Further Review 2018: Offense vs WMU Brian September 12th, 2018 at 4:24 PM

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FORMATION NOTES: About 50/50 between shotgun and other stuff, with an emphasis on TEs and WRs—just 12 fullback snaps for Mason. Nothing stood out as unusual. WMU responded with a four-man front on every play and some rolled up safeties... sometimes absurdly so.

This was less of a problem for the run game than you'd think but RBs did have to dodge these guys at the line from time to time. The flipside was the Nico Collins touchdown, which was super easy because a safety lined up at eight yards.

SUBSTITUTION NOTES: Same OL as the opener. Second team was Mayfield/Filiaga/Spanellis/Honigford/Hudson. QBs went Patterson, McCaffrey, Peters. Higdon and Evans got closer to equal reps with Wilson indeed the #3. WR rotation was pretty much the same as the opener, with DPJ and Collins clear-ish starters on the outside and Martin the only guy rotating in much. TEs were the same.

Muhammad, Schoonmaker, Turner, Milton, and Hayes not getting in strongly implies redshirts are coming for them.

[After THE JUMP: I am down with the G]

Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
M28 1 10 Shotgun 2TE tight 1 2 2 4-3 even 7.5 Pass TE out Gentry 10
CB blitz with Gentry running a two yard out right where the blitz came from. Patterson IDs and throws, nice catchable ball that Gentry turns up for a first down. (CA, 3, protection 1/1)
M38 1 10 I-Form 2 1 2 4-3 over 7.5 Penalty False Start JBB -5
JBB -1.
M33 1 15 Shotgun trips 1 1 3 Nickel over 6 Run Inside zone Higdon 2
Patterson(-2) has a clear keep read with the backside end crashing and gives instead. DE doesn’t screw it up. This is a solid gain and maybe a bust right to the second level if DE shuffles, with Bredeson(+1) driving his man about two yards downfield and Ruiz(+1) finding and kicking a blitzball LB. Higdon’s about to test that gap and either Bredeson’s guy gets him or he’s to the secondary when the DE tackles.
M35 2 13 Shotgun twin TE H twins 1 2 2 4-3 even 7.5 Run Power O Higdon 2
Playside DE slanting and trying to stick as close to the releasing JBB as possible. McKeon(-1) is a beat slow realizing this and allows some penetration. This penetration picks off Bredeson(-1) but Bredeson should be able to get around this. Instead he stops and refocuses on the DE. Higdon(+0.5) cuts behind into this gap and is almost able to dodge the free LB but gets tripped up after juking him to the ground.
M37 3 11 Shotgun trips 1 1 3 Nickel even 6 Pass Flare screen Evans 0
Conservative, but at least it’s Evans-focused? McKeon(-2) is supposed to crack the playside LB and releases way too deep and waits for him to try to get outside. Instead he just runs upfield. WMU appears to leave NT in spy zone so he flows out in the midst of Ruiz and Bredeson. Those two guys have Evans bracketed and by the time he WOOPS the linebacker the cavalry has arrived. (CA, 3, screen, RPS -1)
Drive Notes: Punt, 0-0, 13 min 1st Q.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
M19 1 10 Shotgun twin TE H 1 2 2 4-3 under 7 Run Jet sweep Thomas 6
Technically a touch pass so delete one passing attempt for Patterson. WMU seems to feel this is coming and a S comes up to hit Eubanks at the LOS. Thomas goes around this to the edge, which is open as DPJ(+1) had a long long block on a CB who didn’t press the issue much. Thomas(+1) is both fast and able to fend off Eubanks’s guy.
M25 2 4 Ace 3TE 1 3 1 4-3 over 9 Pass Waggle comeback Martin 8
WMU blitzes into this but the LB initially checks inside run instead of running directly at Patterson. This gives Patterson a window, but not much of one. He’s rolling away from his throwing arm but manages to set up and fling a sideline dart to Martin for an inch perfect conversion. Dang. (DO+, 1, protection N/A, RPS -1)
M33 1 10 Shotgun trips 1 1 3 Nickel under 6 Run Inside zone Higdon 4
WMU exchanges on the backside. JBB(+1) does a good job to fend off the shuffling DE and then affect the LB once he reads the handoff and attacks. Ruiz can’t help Onwenu(-1) as he’s got a blitzball LB coming to him; Ruiz(+0.5) does handle him. Bredeson(+1) stays attached through an attempted rip and drives his guy upfield, creating the hole. Higdon(+0.5) finds it after a slight delay and hits it. Onwneu’s guy pops off and grabs him just as he’s about to break through.
M37 2 6 Ace 2TE tight 1 2 2 4-3 under 8.5 Run Inside zone Higdon 4
LB level is spread out by M’s formation and slants away. Bredeson(+1) and Ruiz(+1) pick up the NT and shove him four yards downfield. Runyan(-1) has a DE slant outside of him and passes him up. He then checks the second level and decides not to go get a safety creeping down. He also doesn’t stop and stall the DT now inside of McKeon, who’s trying but has no angle to do anything with this guy. Higdon cuts behind the huge blowout block and gets tackled from the side by DT.
M41 3 2 I-Form Big twin TE 2 2 1 4-3 under 8.5 Run Down G Higdon 43
Power with a playside guard pull and he kicks out as the FB jets through the gap. Onwenu(+1) pulls and gets a blitzer. Mason(+3) HAMMERS the playside LB back into an overhang corner. Gentry(+0.5) and McKeon(+0.5) both get relatively easy blocks done. JBB might hit his guy too hard? He nails the guy, and then that guy spins off, giving ground to get around, and JBB can only chase him to Higdon. Not really his fault. Higdon(+2) runs through that attempted arm tackle and then cuts back behind a safety, setting sail into the open field. S was able to slow him enough to prevent a TD.
O16 1 10 I-Form Big twin TE 2 2 1 5-3 under 9 Run Down G Higdon 0
Back to the well. To the other side. WMU has something on to defeat it this time, with a five-man line featuring a playside end who dives inside the puller and a double eagle front that allows the NT to split Ruiz(-2) and Onwenu; Ruiz leaves immediately without getting a brush on the NT and Onwenu can’t do anything with that. Ruiz then doesn’t get a second level block, targeting the guy Gentry is targeting. Runyan(+0.5) turns in a guy slanting away from him pretty well. Other blocks are push-ish and untested because of the WMU dive and the Ruiz issue. RPS -1.
O16 2 10 Ace 2TE tight 1 2 2 4-3 over 7 Pass Waggle TE flat McKeon 16
Man I don’t know how you let this happen on second and ten. PA fake sucks in the entire LB level and the backside S to the point where McKeon can turn up the standard TE flat route on a waggle for a TD. (CA, 3, protection N/A, RPS +2)
Drive Notes: Touchdown, 7-0, 7 min 1st Q.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
M33 1 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 over 6.5 Run Down G Higdon 67
Playside DT seems to bust hard. He jets outside. DE jets outside. Bredeson(+1) gets a good widening kick on the DT and the DE is gone too. Ruiz does the run-by on a nose tackle who dives inside of him; NT has occupied nobody and is run by immediately. Gentry(+1) gets a second level block and moves that guy out; Runyan and Onwenu both get the other LB. Ruiz has nobody to block. Higdon(+1) barely has to do anything but does show impressive long speed, beating the WMU safety to the corner and dusting him.
Drive Notes: Touchdown, 14-0, 4 min 1st Q.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
O46 1 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 over 6.5 Run Split zone Higdon 19
RPS for M here as WMU splits out a linebacker and then blitzes him off the edge. He’s unable to shuffle because of his wide starting position. Backside DE and LB both slant to the IZ action. Gentry(+0.5) kicks the LB. JBB(+2) attaches and drives the backside DE two yards downfield, providing a great angle of attack for Higdon(+1). He takes it and runs through an arm tackle for YAC. RPS +1.
O27 1 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 over 6.5 Run Down G Evans 27
No bust here and a tighter lane for Evans to hit. It has a bonus S at eight-yards-and-charging, too. Evans(+2) gives him the business; S collapses in pile of viscera. Lane there because Runyan(+1) turned in a DT; Gentry(+1) sealed a LB inside; Ruiz(+1) got the other LB. Bredeson(+0.5) got just enough of a kick. This was real close to an RPS negative if that S splattered Evans in the hole.
Drive Notes: Touchdown, 21-0, 1 min 1st Q. Ensuing WMU punt blocked.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
O24 1 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 even 7 Pass TE wheel McKeon Inc
Bredeson(-1) takes on a guy diving inside of him; dude spins through. Bredeson is still attached and Patterson could move away from this if he wanted but he sees that he’s got McKeon for a TD and tries to get the throw out; hit on the release. Ball sails. Runyan was having some difficulties but his guy seems to trip. McKeon is wide open. (PR, 0, protection ½, RPS +2)
O24 2 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 over 6.5 Run Split zone Higdon 9
I guess? This isn’t one of those isos where you insert a TE because Ruiz releases instead of doubling a DT, but JBB kicks a DE out instead of letting him go for the read. This is again a read nobody play. M just about blocks it, with JBB(+1) getting that kick and Ruiz(+0.5) getting around to a LB; looks like Higdon(+2) can attack that backside gap. He doesn’t trust it, understandably, since it look iffy. He then cuts to a frontside gap with an unblocked S in it. Onwenu’s block is just okay so he’s tripping over Onwenu’s legs when the safety hits him but he somehow stays up and goes and gets nine.
O15 3 1 Goal line 2 2 1 5-3 under 10 Run Down G Higdon 0
Bredeson(-1) trips coming out and falls right in the lane. McKeon(-1) rocked back by a DE. Runyan(-1) blocks down and is unable to hold his ground. By the time Higdon gets to the hole it’s been slammed shut.
O15 4 1 Goal line 2 2 1 5-3 under 10 Run Iso Higdon 1
M runs at a bubble in the WMU line. Martin and McKeon have a DE and move him a bit; Runyan and Bredeson double and bury a DT who’s firing out super low. This leaves Mason(+1) against the whole LB level. He wins the kamikaze battle against the first guy who shows and that’s just enough to get Higdon across the line. Too close for comfort.
O14 1 10 Shotgun 4-wide tight 1 2 2 4-3 even 9 Pass Drag DPJ 12
First read is Evans on a wheel but Collins can’t quite drive his defender into the path of a LB who hauls ass to get out on this. WMU sends six and one of them comes from LB depth so the line doesn’t pick him up. Patterson’s facing down that guy and is able to hit plan B, which is DPJ on mesh. His arm slot here is weird and he doesn’t step into it but job gets done. (CA+, 3, protection 0/1, TEAM -1)
O2 1 G Goal line 2 2 1 Goal line 11 Run Down G Evans 2
Evans bounces as McKeon(+1) and Gentry(+0.5) seal in their guys, with Gentry losing his a bit. Bredeson pulls around and is just able to get a shove in on a LB who’s attacking. Guy gets an ankle tackle in that Evans(+1) is able to power through into the endzone.
Drive Notes: Touchdown, 28-0, 9 min 2nd Q.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
O49 1 10 Ace 3-wide tight 1 1 3 4-3 over 7 Penalty Illegal sub N/A 5
12 is too many
O44 1 5 Ace 3-wide tight 1 1 3 4-3 under 7 Pass PA Post Collins 44
Very, very bad zone coverage by the two guys with deep responsibilities here. Both are way too casual out of their backpedals and the deep S gets run by like he’s not there. Patterson makes no mistake. (CA, 3, protection 2/2, RPS +2). Collins route +, I guess. But this was too easy.
Drive Notes: Touchdown, 35-0, 7 min 2nd Q.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
M14 1 10 Shotgun 2TE twins 1 2 2 4-3 over 7.5 Run Pin and pull Higdon 1
McKeon(-0.5) gets ripped through and playside DE flows down the line. McKeon stays attached and manages to keep pushing. Higdon tries the outside but WMU players reacted quickly and have contained the edge. Higdon(-2) cuts back, way slow for my taste, and manages to get behind the McKeon block. Bredeson(+1) eliminated playside DT to help create the space. Ruiz(+0.5) cut off a LB to help. Onwenu is harassing a DT who has the ability to get over if Higdon does try to hit it fast.
M15 2 9 Shotgun twin TE 1 2 2 4-3 over 7 Run Power O Higdon 5
Thomas in, fake jet with action underneath it. WMU run blitzes and has a safety at 6 and one at 8, so heavy sledding. Onwenu(+1) finds his guy and moves him out; JBB(+1) steps around a DT and locks him out so there’s a lane up the gut. Bredeson(-2) pulls and neither hits the unblocked EMLOS who is widening out for Thomas or goes in that gap. Instead he hits the guy JBB has locked out. Higdon(+0.5) does find this gap and hits it. Unblocked S and unblocked DE converge to hold it down. Ruiz(+0.5) did a good job to ID and cut off a blitzer.
M20 1 10 Shotgun 3-wide H 1 1 3 Exotic 7 Pass Rollout comeback DPJ 14
Patterson rolls out directly into an edge blitz. He’s able to run around that dude and survey downfield. DPJ(route+) is running an out that a zone defender is going to be underneath so he converts it to a comeback and runs himself open. Patterson hits him in the number. (DO+, 3, protection N/A, RPS -1)
M34 1 10 Shotgun 2TE twins 1 2 2 4-3 over 7.5 Run Pin and pull Evans -1
Another pin and pull on which WMU cuts off the outside but leaves a lane inside that RB does not see. In this case it’s Evans(-2). McKeon(+1) turns in a relevant DE and Onwenu(+0.5) is able to climb to the backside LB, delaying him significantly. Two LBs flow hard outside and get outside Ruiz and Runyan, who both get adequate kicks. Evans misses the cut and by the time he takes it it’s filled.
M33 2 11 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 over 7 Pass TE out McKeon 6
This may get out too fast as McKeon and Collins are crossing right next to each other when the catch is made. Man coverage so not a huge deal but Collins’s guy is able to fall off and tackle when it looked like Collins was going to rub the S on McKeon and open up a nice chunk of YAC. Still a decent gain. (CA, 3, protection 1/1)
M39 3 5 Pistol 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 over 7 Pass Waggle throwaway N/A Inc
Rollout against his body. McKeon very covered; DPJ offscreen but probably covered as well. Feel like Patterson does have a shot at Perry on a crossing route but he’s getting pressure and may not be comfortable getting his shoulders around for a throw that could be dangerous. (TA, N/A, protection N/A, RPS -1)
Drive Notes: Punt, 35-0, EO1H  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
O47 1 10 Ace twins 1 2 2 4-3 even 7.5 Run Inside zone Evans 5
LBs are blitzballing so there’s a lot of momentum to stall at the line. M does, neither letting a LB through or a DL, and now they just have to get a crack. They cannot quite do this. Onwenu(+1) is able to move a LB out and Evans hops through the gap behind him. JBB can’t quite drive or lock out the other DT but doesn’t exactly lose the block either. Evans(+0.5) plows into him and is able to blast him back because JBB is still leaning on him.
O42 2 5 Ace trips tight 1 2 2 4-3 over 7 Run Counter Evans 18
Very crack sweep formation, counter step and then run away from the crack sweep look. Runyan(+1) and Bredeson(+1) eliminate guys they’re blocking down on. Onwenu’s guy on the edge tries to dive inside of him; Onwenu(+1) handles that well and seals him away. Playside LB is coming right behind this guy to the outside; Gentry runs by him. S shows to fill for the gap the LB is vacating; Gentry does block him. Good Never Turn Upfield. Evans(+3) hops outside the LB; LB falls. He then cuts inside the Gentry block. DPJ (+1) blasts a LB by him. Evans then WOOPS another safety and stiffarms a DL for a chunk.
O24 1 10 Offset I 2 1 2 4-3 under 8 Run Counter Evans 0
Similar play from a different formation. Runyan(-2) gets surged through. Onwenu(+1) is pulling; he gets met by that guy and runs through him to still get his kickout. Runyan then really really appears to hold the guy (refs +2) but gets away with it; Mason(+1) runs up and blasts him. Evans is trying to cut inside the kickout when blitzer from the backside gets him. Gentry(-2) appears to bust here as he hits a LB further inside who JBB is setting up to wall off. JBB chases the outside guy and gets to look bad because of someone else’s block. Didn’t matter much as free LB because of Runyan stuff was also there.
O24 2 10 Shotgun 2TE twins 1 2 2 4-3 over 7.5 Pass Rollout out Perry Inc
Man they just do not want to pass block from the pocket at all. WMU is expecting this stuff now. Perry’s going to get whomped for three or four yards if this is complete; it’s high. (IN, 1, protection 1/1)
O24 3 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 Okie two 7 Pass Dumpoff Wilson 2

WMU has six guys at the LOS and starts backing a couple out presnap as the overhang LB threatens; this looks like nobody accounted for him. JBB is picking which guy to let through and picks the outside one. That guy is about to sack when Patterson gets off an under hand chuck to Wilson, who released after finding no one to block and may be you pass pro culprit. (CA+, 3, protection 0/2, TEAM -2)

Drive Notes: Missed FG(40), 35-0, 10 min 3rd Q.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
M49 1 10 Offset I 2 1 2 4-3 under 7.5 Pass Tunnel screen DPJ 0
WMU OLB right in the throwing lane as Gentry(-1) seems to block him there. Patterson still throws this but the ball has to avoid that guy and that takes DPJ away from his blocks and fouls the play up. (CA, 3, screen, RPS -1)
M49 2 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 under 7 Run Split zone Evans 27
Big gap up the gut as Onwenu(+1) and JBB(+1) blow out a DT. M catches an exchange so Gentry(+1) blocks a guy charging down and LB containing Patterson eliminates himself. Ruiz(+0.5) and Bredeson(+0.5) move the other guy and Evans(+2) is through before the LB level can get back to him. Evans then sets up a Collins(+1) block and bursts outside to turn a chunk into two chunks. RPS +1, split zone vs exchange.
O24 1 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 over 7.5 Pass Fade DPJ Inc (Pen +15)
Quick fade with no other read, really. DPJ and DB seem to have some mutual arm-fighting and DPJ is reduced to diving at this ball with one hand. He can’t make the spectacular catch. He does draw a PI call as DB clearly grabs his jersey and impedes his dive at the ball. (CA, 0, protection N/A)
O9 1 G Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 under 7.5 Run Split zone Evans 3
Another exchange. DE is prepared for split zone this time and dives under Gentry, no fault of his, to force a cutback into the LB coming behind. Evans(+0.5) makes the cut he has to and manages to grind out a few. JBB(+1) gave him the lane with a driving block. RPS -1, back to the well.
O6 2 G Ace trips tight TE 1 3 1 Goal line 10 Run Inside zone Evans 2
Playside DE takes a double from Runyan and Bredeson(-1), splitting it once Runyan has to peel off for a charging LB. Bredeson is not in position to finish or seal the guy and he surges upfield. Eubanks(-1) lets his guy under him and he chases to Evans to help tackle.
O4 3 G Shotgun trips TE 1 1 3 4-3 over 9 Pass Corner DPJ 4
Not a super route that gets DPJ open, tight window, nailed. (DO, 3, protection 1/1). Collins slant was probably easier and also six but man wants a DO.
Drive Notes: Touchdown, 42-0, 6 min 3rd Q.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
M32 1 10 I-Form Big twin TE 2 2 1 4-3 under 9 Run Power O Evans 5
This is encouraging. WMU shoves a LB to the LOS and inserts him; M adapts well. Onwenu(+0.5) walls off a DL slanting away. JBB(+1) takes the LB and kicks him out after he jets outside. Bredeson(+0.5) gets inside of this instead of heading outside where his initial flight path took him. He’s able to whack a LB and create some space for Evans. Unfortunately for the TEs they blew their guy right back into the RB’s path because they’re expecting the ball to go outside of them. Various folks converge. Evans(+0.5) did a good job to follow Bredeson.
M37 2 5 Goal line H 2 2 1 5-3 under 9 Pass PA drag Martin Inc
PA from a big formation, Patterson looks at McKeon and doesn’t like it. Comes off it, finds Martin on a drag but throws it well behind him, Martin can’t quite make the spinning catch. (IN, 1, protection 2/2)
M37 3 5 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 under 7 Run Zone read keeper Patterson 16
Split zone action induces crash from backside end as WMU’s been burned on this a couple times before. Patterson(+1) reads, keeps, and gets the edge easy. RPS +2.
O47 1 10 I-Form 2 1 2 4-3 over 8 Run Off tackle Wilson 2
WMU brings a safety down and also blitzes a linebacker, which jams up the front and picks off Mason. Wilson heads off tackle and eats an unblocked LB. RPS -1. Still got 2.
O45 2 8 Ace 3TE 1 3 1 4-3 under 9 Pass Waggle sack N/A -16
Big ol formation, waggle, this time a WMU guy is hell for leather for Patterson from the drop and he cannot escape. (PR, N/A, protection N/A, RPS -2). Patterson makes a bad decision to try to get rid of the ball purposelessly but his knee’s down.
M39 3 24 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 Okie two 6 Pass Post Perry Inc
Pass pro tested and it’s excellent, giving Patterson time to survey and fire downfield. He finds Perry for the first down but puts it in the #buttzone. Perry is not Butt and he can only get a hand on it. (MA, 1, protection 3/3)
Drive Notes: Punt, 42-0, EO3Q. McCaffrey and second string OL enter.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
M44 1 10 Ace twins 1 2 2 4-3 even 7.5 Run Inside zone Wilson 13
Honigford(+2) blasts his DT well out of the hole. Hudson(+2) kicks the other DT, staying attached on a rip and driving. Wilson hits a cavern.
O43 1 10 Ace twins 1 2 2 4-3 even 8 Run Inside zone Wilson 9
Good decisive cutback from Wilson(+1), who finds a backside gap. Gentry(+0.5) got a kick; Hudson(+2) buries a DT. Honigford had to pop off a double almost immediately to try and hit a LB, which he barely does; Hudson does this on his own. To a MAC backup, probably. But still! Wilson(+0.5) is then able to run through a safety tackle for a nice gain.
O34 2 1 I-Form 2 1 2 4-3 over 7 Pass Sack N/A -2
PA and they’re hoping to hit FB in the flat. That FB is Eubanks and covered. Covered ish. McCaffrey should throw this. Or he should throw it to Gentry, wide open further inside. Wilson cuts the hell out of a DE but once McCaffrey doesn’t throw it this play isn’t designed for a lot of pass pro. Scramble, sack. (TAX, N/A, protection 2/2)
O36 3 3 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 under 7 Run Inside zone Wilson 8
Unblocked DE fires straight upfield like it’s 2008. Easy give read. Honigford(+1) again gets off a double to block a blitzing LB, this time he whacks and moves him out. Hudson(+1) moves the DT, who spins out but removes himself from the play as Wilson jets directly upfield.
O28 1 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 even 7 Run Arc read keeper McCaffrey 10
DE crashes, pull. Eubanks(+0.5) arcs and harasses gray area LB. McCaffrey(+1) threatens outside and then cuts upfield for a solid gain. RPS is over, but RPS!
O18 1 10 Shotgun 3-wide 1 1 3 4-3 over 7 Pass Waggle deep out McCurry 18
McCurry(route +) drives vertical on a safety and then breaks out just as that guy has flipped his hips completely. He’s wide open. McCaffrey seems to expect this and hits him in rhythm. McCurry(+1) then dodges the poor bastard he just nuked with his route and scores. Not bad! (CA, 3, protection N/A)
Drive Notes: Touchdown, 49-0, 9 min 4th Q.  
Ln Dn Ds O Form RB TE WR D Form Box Type Play Player Yards
M18 1 10 Ace twins 1 2 2 4-3 under 7 Run Inside zone Wilson 17
Yes okay people Mayfield(+2) takes a WMU linebacker and puts him ten yards downfield before he can get off the block. Wilson(+1) hits the big hole that results and smartly threatens out before cutting in on a WR block to maximize his yardage.
Drive Notes: EOG, 49-3. M’s final three plays aren’t worth clipping.  

I am still suffused with the ennui from last week

/false start

no

/two yard run

BOOOOO

/two yard run

BOOOOO

/failed screen

BOOOOO

/many touchdowns

okay I guess

any less ennui'd?

The man... who threw good? Gives me the tiniest ember of hope within my black, cynical heart?

Sure, let's start there. Michigan didn't turn to Patterson frequently. When they did he did very well:

SHEA PATTERSON

  Good   Neutral   Bad   Ovr
Game DO CA SCR   PR MA   BA TA IN BR   DSR PFF
Notre Dame 2+ 18(4)+ 1   5 1   1(1) 2 2 1*   77% -
WMU 3++ 9(2)++     2 1     1 2     77% -

3 DOs and four pressure-affected throws in the good column is a hell of a lot in 13 throws, with nothing serious in the negative column. Those pressured throws were almost all waggles that WMU was rushing out on because it was predictable that Michigan would try to avoid, you know, blocking. And this is an eye-opener:

Doing more or less that again later in in the game doubly so. This awkward arm-slot no-step dump to DPJ is also an eye opener in a slightly different manner:

And sure, do this, I like it.

He's got the slant there but man wants a DO on his chart, I guess.

Patterson had a couple of misses but they were narrow. His deep post to Grant Perry was about six inches too high for him and would have been just fine for Zach Gentry; an out to Oliver Martin was well behind him. Everything else was on point, and he got to display his ability to not dorf it when the easy opportunity presents itself:

You never know for sure but given what I saw last year that seems like Patterson intentionally leaving it a bit short because he'd rather do that than try the perfect in-stride pass and increase his chances of blowing it.

Also I guess the running many yards was slightly encouraging.

Yes, I thought that was all right.

Offensive Line

Player + - Total Notes
Runyan 2.5 4 -1.5 Couple of –2s and clear right handed bias for run game.
Bredeson 7.5 5 2.5 Couple of dorfs.
Ruiz 5.5 2 3.5 Helped move some guys. No fancy reaches or pulls yet.
Onwenu 7 1 6 Digging people out.
JBB 8 1 7 Pounded face.
Spanellis       DNC
McKeon 2.5 4.5 -2 Blew a screen pretty badly.
Gentry 5 3 2 Solid kickouts on those split zones.
Eubanks 0.5 1 -0.5  
Mason 5   5 THUNK
TOTAL 43.5 21.5 67% Mendoza hit.
Backs
Player + - T Notes
Patterson 1 2 -1 One good pull, one bad non-pull.
McCaffrey 1   1 Better zone read opp this week.
Higdon 7.5 2 5.5 Broke several tackles, only one missed opp
Evans 9.5 2 7.5 WOOP
Samuels       DNC
Wilson 2.5   2.5 Promising.
Turner       DNP
TOTAL 21.5 6 15.5 Made plays.
Receivers
Player + - T Notes
DPJ 2   2 Helped Evans out once.
Collins        
Perry        
Martin        
Thomas 1   1 Jet on which he got a tough corner. 
McCurry        
Black       DNP
TOTAL 3   3 Eh.
Metrics
Player + - T Notes
Protection 10 4 71% Bredeson –1, TEAM -3
RPS 10 10 0 Waggles on which M needed heroic throws to get 8 yards significant negative component.

 

Run blocking dipped a bit relative to ND's surprisingly good number but remained above the Mendoza line of 66% that we want to hit for a real good day on the ground. Michigan's much better ground game has a lot to do with the level of competition—a giant DL bust paved the way for a 67-yard touchdown on which Cesar Ruiz released and had no one to block—and a lot to do with the running backs, who made the most of the opportunities provided them.

Pass protection gets a big ol' incomplete. It was clear Michigan did not want to do much, if any of it. Pass pro opportunities were incredibly rare. When they risked it at all it was often on a relatively quick throw. The only extended incidents were the overthrow to McKeon where Bredeson got spun through and the near-conversion on third and twenty four where Michigan stoned WMU:

Hooray for that but running a zillion rollouts against WMU probably says more than the above about Michigan's trust in their pass protection.

OKAY WHAT ABOUT THE BACKUPS THOUGH

really

YES

Because I knew you would demand backup taeks, you maniac, I reviewed Michigan's last couple drives. Wilson and McCaffrey's scores are in the chart above. Only three of the backup OL drew numbers on the five plays I charted. Honigford was +3, Hudson +5, Mayfield +2. That's a lot in a short amount of time.

The McCaffrey-led TD drive did most of its work behind the right side of the line, where James Hudson and Joel Honigford did good work. Wilson's first chunk run was mostly those two guys getting blasting single blocks:

#59 RG and #55 RT

The next play featured a Hudson pancake that Wilson decisively cut behind:

#55 RT

A little bit later the gap is again between those guys, with Honigford reading the play in front of him and popping off on a charging LB effectively:

#59 RG and #55 RT

Pile on all the degree of difficulty caveats you want, they're all true. But all they can do is maul the dudes in front of them and Hudson and Honigford were 3/3 on opportunities to do so, with a little bit of "I know what I'm doing" thrown in there. Hudson's gotten a lot of talk and could push through into a starting job this year so you might expect that. Honigford hasn't generated word one from practice chatterers, though, so that's more meaningful for him. If he'd done that in a spring game against the second string people would have been saying his name all offseason.

Finally, the only play of relative note on the final drive was Jalen Mayfield depositing a WMU LB ten yards downfield:

LT #75

This might be a backup and it's definitely a guy who's out of give-a-damn but remember the straws and the clutching thereof: we do it because it feels good. There's your Jalen Mayfield straw.

Can I talk about the actual starters now?

No. While we're here, Tru Wilson takes?

I liked him. He's not Karan Higdon-sized in any way—lies, damn lies, and rosters—but in the clips above he's quick and decisive with his cuts and has a little wiggle. He set up his block in the Mayfield clip above very well, threatening outside and then cutting off his teammate's butt.

His one pass protection incident was the kind of cut block that flips a dude on his head:

#13 RB

If I had to guess I'd say that more than anything is the reason he's the #3 back.

His role isn't likely to be large if Michigan's not taking full advantage of Chris Evans, especially since he seems like Evans minus the top gear and nasty open-field moves. Early progress towards becoming a Kovacs Memorial Non-Walk-On, though.

Speaking of, Jake McCurry:

Nice route, nice dodge. Very much a slot only, but he's got a shot.

NOW can I talk about the starters?

...McCurry?

I just did him.

Fine.

So. Yeah. Any questions.

...McCurry?

ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STARTERS

The thing they were doing, thing?

I called it dart in the game column but that was me getting it mixed up. Michigan ran "down G" on many of their successful plays. Down G is a power variant that pulls the playside guard—power pulls the backside guard—and tries to attack off tackle. The backside of the line runs inside zone; the playside tackle and whatever TEs you're using block down. The idea is to bash the edge of the DL inside while that pulling G pops whoever the force player is wide enough to jet through that gap. Seth has more detail.

It worked pretty well. Higdon's 67-yard TD and Evans's 27-yard TD were both Down G, and while the Evans one required some fancy footwork by the running back, you can see what Down G was buying Michigan in the WMU linebacker level:

WMU MLB over Onwenu

If Onwenu pulls that guy knows it's power and runs his ass off to get there. Since he doesn't and the C, RG, and RT look like they're running IZ he plays it like IZ, which threatens various gaps and backside cuts. He does not haul ass for the POA. By the time the RB jets for the gap off tackle, Ruiz is out there cutting the LB off.

This is good: it's a coherent running game. Down G fits with inside zone and power and won some blocks for Michigan by confusing the opposition. It is nice that sometimes they are confused and Michigan is not.

I'm confused: we're not confused?

Well... this is still a work in progress. One of the early Higdon runs that culminated in the 13-minutes-left-in-the-first-quarter booing was plain old power on which McKeon gave up a little penetration. I still think the puller should be able to get around it. Bredeson doesn't quite manage it:

LG #74 pulling

Instead he hits McKeon's guy, which doesn't help Higdon since he's cutting back like the blocking tells him to. When this happened to Onwenu later he handled it in a very Onwenu way: just running through whatever gnat appears in his windshield. One of the 500-level things about running the ball on a power play is being able to re-gap when the defense runs slants that do stuff like the above: not quite.

But it is a work in progress, emphasis on progress. Michigan's faced a wide array of stunts and blitzes and while they've been less than perfect I don't think I've seen anyone get a free run on an obviously doomed play, iffy zone read stuff aside. From time to time I'll see someone doing something that seems pretty advanced, awareness-wise. Here Bredeson is able to redirect inside when WMU's defensive approach creates a big canyon in there:

#74 LG pulling

That's a re-gap. Hooray.

There are other hints that things are coming together. Bushell-Beatty's block here isn't all that relevant to the four yards Michigan gets but he's able to fend off a DE outside of him for a bit while keeping an eye on a linebacker the whole time and getting him, too, when he charges:

RT #76

That's a guy who seems to know that once the DE is delayed even a bit he's not relevant and he should be alert for someone trying to shoot a gap. I like that. It seems good. And, you know, aware.

The very next play was almost there but after Runyan passes up a guy slanting outside of him he starts checking around for dudes. This is okay, but when he finds none he doesn't look for work and McKeon ends up escorting the guy who slanted to Higdon:

LT #75

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Still four yards because Ruiz and Bredeson ejected the NT. Going forward the mental stuff is more important than blasting various MAC DL off the ball because that's all about you and not the opposition. And it's better, way better. It isn't a machine.

Also the pushing.

Yes, there was a fair amount of pushing people off the ball. JBB was able to cave guys in with some regularity; this split zone is going to have a gap either way because of WMU's approach but JBB's able to plow his guy so Higdon's able to get vertical quickly and eat up yards:

RT #76

Blowouts were common, especially on that right side:

RG #50 and RT #76

There too you see a bit of awareness from JBB, who's got his head up and is checking the LB, then pops out on him when he scrapes outside.

The right side of the line was reminiscent of last year during the mauling phase. I don't know exactly what PFF's seeing but I'm very surprised that they rated the tight ends higher than Michigan's right side after this game. The TEs had some moments good and bad; I thought Onwenu and Bushell-Beatty were excellent on the ground. The passing game probably doesn't make up for that gap since there was hardly any pass blocking (and I had no protection minuses for either guy) while McKeon and Gentry had just three simple catches between them. YMMV.

On the other hand they were gonzo about Chris Evans.

That I get. Evans gave a couple of guys The Business, most spectacularly on his 27-yard touchdown, where he's able to dust an unblocked safety who started at eight yards:

He had two more guys flail uselessly at him a bit later:

If Michigan can get Evans to the second level or into space he will do this stuff more often than not. Dink and dunk with this dude.

Higdon's 67 yarder was maybe his easiest run of the day but the ability to outrun that safety angle should further put to rest questions about his long speed. The 43-yard chunk was another matter, as he ran through an arm tackle and dusted a safety before the necessity to zig-zag allowed various Broncos to catch up. He also displayed his ability to bounce off tackles:

MAKE PLAYS, this space says all the time. Plays were made.

I had only one complaint in this department and it was the same one for both RBs. I thought both guys had opportunities to cut up when WMU successfully held the edge on a couple of pin and pulls. On both WMU gets guys outside of the two pullers quickly but leaves a lane just inside them that is at least a decent gain on. Higdon even seemed to sense his, slowing up and lookin' at the dang thing:

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Alas, he then continued outside for a couple steps and spurned the opportunity. Evans's lane was less obvious but there:

I'm sure that'll be an area they get coached up in this week; I bet we see some more pin and pulls against SMU as they try to test their improvement in this department.

Other than that they were very good.

AND LET'S NOT FORGET YOU KNOW WHO

the guy who can't modulate his voice?

THAT IS CORRECT

Ben Mason. Woo! Let's get out that +3:

That is a blowout block that catches another player in its wake. Mason's other major contribution was collapsing the first man through on a fourth and one Michigan barely converted:

Not bad for twelve snaps. I'm not saying I want to see more Mason because Michigan has a lot of options when it comes to blocky catchy sorts but I have confidence that Mason snaps will be a good time.

Did you have any further tactical complaints?

I mean, no. The down G stuff is a good addition but it's nothing mindblowing, and with Michigan jumping out to a big lead just running plays it would have been dumb to put anything else new on tape. There were a couple of wrinkles, albeit ones more in the "we need to be able to do this to have a functional offense that isn't predictable" mode.

One was a bonafide zone read that played on a couple of earlier split zones. Michigan got a chunk play on split zone when they caught a scrape exchange, which led to a second play where that guy buried himself in the line. So on a third split zone when that happened again a Patterson pull was easy yardage.

This was an improvement from the past week and earlier in the game. Michigan lets the backside end go here; he crashes hard but Patterson doesn't pull. The end result is a meh gain on a play that otherwise had a shot at getting to the secondary:

I understand that Michigan doesn't want to expose Patterson to hits but if that's not a real read that's asking for the above to happen. If Michigan wants DEs to shuffle they're going to have to give Patterson the green light or Patterson's going to have to read it better. Against real opponents he should be getting a few carries a game to keep folks honest.

Receivers?

No drops from my POV. Incompletions that Martin and Perry got hands to were 1) very far behind a guy on a drag and 2) high and hard and un-spearable with one hand and got filed as potential circus catches. I gave Martin's sideline catch a 1.

[0 = uncatchable, 1 = circus catch, 2 = moderate difficulty, 3 = routine]

  THIS WEEK   SEASON
Player 0 1 2 3   0 1 2 3
DPJ 1     4/4   1     10/10
Collins       1/1       1/1 3/3
Martin   1/2         1/2   2/2
Perry   0/2         0/2   3/3
Schoenle                  
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          Vostok 2018: as maiores manobras militares da moderna história russa      Cache   Translate Page      

No Extremo Oriente começaram as maiores manobras militares da história moderna da Rússia, Vostok 2018, comunicou o departamento de informações e comunicações do Ministério da Defesa russo.

As manobras decorrerão no período de 11 a 17 de setembro, comandadas pelo ministro da Defesa da Rússia, Sergei Shoigu, sendo as maiores nos últimos 37 anos.

O Ministério da Defesa russo publicou em sua página um vídeo do início das manobras, demonstrando o equipamento militar envolvido, em particular, tanques, veículos de combate de infantaria, helicópteros, aviões, bem como sistemas de defesa antiaérea.





O evento contará com a participação de quase 300 mil militares do Distrito Militar Oriente e Central, forças da Frota do Norte, unidades das Tropas Aerotransportadas, aviação da Força Aeroespacial, incluindo a aviação estratégica. Além disso, nas manobras estão participando militares da China e da Mongólia. Os treinamentos envolverão mais de mil aviões, helicópteros e drones, até 36 mil veículos blindados, até 80 navios e embarcações de abastecimento.

As principais manobras decorrerão nos polígonos do Distrito Militar Oriental, da Força Aérea e de defesa antiaérea, bem como nas águas dos mares de Bering, de Okhotsk, e no golfo Avatchinski, no Pacífico.

As manobras Vostok 2018 foram divididas em duas etapas. No decorrer da primeira os participantes treinarão o planejamento, preparação das tropas e a organização da cooperação. Na segunda etapa, as tropas realizarão manobras práticas em conformidade com as decisões tomadas. Durante a segunda etapa, é efetuado o treinamento de ataques maciços de aviação, luta contra mísseis de cruzeiro, bem como operações ofensivas e defensivas. No mar, serão praticadas respostas a um ataque aéreo, ataques contra grupos de navios e tropas anfíbias. A aviação realizará manobras de apoio à ofensiva terrestre e à defesa costeira.


          Лени Кравиц с концерт в "Арена Армеец"      Cache   Translate Page      

Единайсет години след първия си концерт в България Лени Кравиц пристига отново. Суперзвездата ще излезе на сцената на „Арена Армеец“ на 4 май 2019 г., съобщават организаторите „София мюзик ентърпрайсис“ и Live Nation.

У нас Кравиц ще представи единадесетия си студиен албум Raise Vibration, композиран в характерния стил на музиканта.

„Искам да предам своето послание за единност. Още от Let Love Rule до Raise Vibration искам музиката да мотивира и вдъхновява!“, споделя той.

Албумът е създаден от Кравиц съвместно с дългогодишния му приятел и сътрудник, китариста Крейг Рос. Лени Кравиц е продуцент на Raise Vibration, той изпълнява сам и цялата музика в албума – от китара, бас, барабани и пиано до бонго, камбанки, клавишни инструменти и синтезатори, ситар, калимба и други.

Българската публика видя за първи път на живо Лени Кравиц през 2008 г. в един вълнуващ концерт на столичния стадион „Академик“. Тогава той обеща, че ще се върне съвсем скоро – и оттогава минаха 10 години. И въпреки че публиката ще очаква с интерес новите парчета на Лени, той надали ще я разочарова, пропускайки най-доброто от своите 30 изключителни години в музиката.

Билетите за концерта на 4 май 2019-а са на цени от 60 до 140 лв. и са вече в продажба.

 

 

"Площад Славейков"


          Дебютен запис на Дейвид Боуи продаден за 40 000 паунда      Cache   Translate Page      
КУЛТУРА бауи

Първият демозапис на Дейвид Боуи от 1963 г. е продаден на търг в Англия за 39 360 британски лири, предаде Франс прес.

Боуи бил 16-годишен вокалист на групата "Конрадс", когато записът бил направен. От аукционната къща "Омега окшънс" със седалище в Северозападна Англия поясниха, че записът бил намерен на таван.

Легендарният музикант, който умря от рак през януари 2016 г., направил демозапис на песента I Never Dreamed заедно с първата си банда "Конрадс". Лентата с вокалите на Боуи била отхвърлена от звукозаписната компания "Дека рекърдс".

Чуйте как е звучал легендарният певец, докато е бил член на групата...

Малко по-късно Боуи напуска бандата, изтъквайки творчески разногласия, и получава признание като соло изпълнител с излизането на сингъла му Space Oddity.

 

 

Рекламни рисунки от Боуи, който по онова време бил неизвестен изпълнител, снимки и документи, свързани с бандата, пък бяха продадени за 17 130 лири, докато постер на "Конрадс" от 1963 г. намери купувач за 6600 лири.

На същия търг албум на групата "Лед Зепелин" бе продаден за 14 000 лири, а за написана на ръка композиция на Джими Хендрикс от 70-те години на миналия век бяха платени 10 800 лири.

БТА


          За какво се говори с китаец във френски бар      Cache   Translate Page      

Френските частни университети нямат нищо със Софийския университет. Ама наистина. Е, малко са неорганизирани понякога. Разбирайте, картите за достъп се бавят с един ден. (ISIC картите си чакахме по повече от два месеца в СУ, между другото.)

Ние, неориентираните студенти, не сме длъжни да знаем точно към кого да отправим всеки отделен въпрос.

„Не оставяйте въпрос без отговор“, казва ни Гийом, координаторът на международния отдел. „Ако някой от нас не може да ви помогне, ще се свърже с друг от екипа, който може. Ние комуникираме помежду си непрекъснато.“

Не е като да те препращат из разни гишета, без да могат да ти обяснят какво изобщо да направиш, за да си решиш проблема…

Във всеки от факултетите на този университет са вложени милиони. Затова не може и дума да става за сравнение на материалната база с тази на Софийския университет. Не би било честно от моя страна, особено като се има предвид, че у дома плащам символична такса, за да получа достъп до висше образование. А тук хората плащат хиляди евро всеки семестър. Не мога да сравня и легендарната СУСИ със системата тук, която свързва картата ти за достъп до сградите, библиотеките и принтерите с онлайн система, която съдържа разписанието на лекциите и семинарите и служебен имейл, на който автоматично си получаваш сканираните документи.

Като свикнали с администрацията на СУ обаче не може да не ни направи впечатление (поне привидното) желание на хората тук да ти помогнат. Не да ти се карат и да ти обясняват как за нищо не ставаш и нищо не разбираш, след като не си успял да намериш отговор на въпроса си в сайта им.

Но стига съм се оплаквала косвено от българската администрация. Не е като френската да си няма недостатъци…

***

Първият ден в университета беше почти културен шок – над 350 чуждестранни студенти в общо четири факултета. Хора от Белгия, Испания, САЩ, Индия, Китай, Виетнам, Финландия, Австралия, Бразилия… От където се сетите. Повечето – или на обмен по Еразъм+ или сходни програми, или от чуждестранните партньори на университета.

На опашките за студентските карти се заговаряме с двама китайци – девойката ще прекара година и половина в Нант, а младежът е на обмен, като нас. Белгийката, която не говори френски, обясни, че за пръв път в живота си съжалява, че е учила само фламандски (и английски де). Първият човек от нашата програма, когото срещнахме, беше едно момиче от Виетнам, което учи в Полша и е дошло на обмен по Еразъм във Франция. С индийците си станахме гъсти веднага. Роджър обясни, че му е мечта да посети няколко източноевропейски страни, сред които и България. Странно, индиецът знае къде е България, а някои колеги от Европа дори не знаят, че е част от Европейския съюз…

Много от колегите ни са в магистърски програми в страните си. Не знам дали знаете, но френската образователна система е малко особена. След като изкарат тукашните матури (Le baccalaureat), хората или отиват в държавен университет (който малко повече напомня нашите висши учебни заведения), или карат две подготвителни години в частна школа, след което ходят на изпити, с резултатите от които кандидатстват в частни висши училища (т.нар. Grandes écoles). Та програмата в тези grandes écoles се води магистратура. Хората обаче са си подготвили домашното и знаят кой точно къде трябва да ходи в зависимост от образователната система в съответната страна партньор. Накратко – в България сме в бакалавърска програма, а тук – в магистърска.

В презентацията първия ден деканката на факултета ни (която ни разведе из сградата и ни даде номера си – да й звъним като се наложи – нещо почти немислимо за български университет, вярвайте ми) побърза да ни увери, че несъответствията в образователните системи не са проблем. И че ако имаме нужда от помощ и допълнителни обяснения – трябва да питаме преподавателите. Пък ако не ни обяснят – да й звъннем или да й пишем. Български студенти, представяте ли си?

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След като сме изпуснали първите събирания с колегите (защото сме били скапани от обикаляне по разни офиси и от главоблъсканици с документи), решаваме най-сетне да ходим на някое от събитията, организирани от местните студенти от т.нар. международен екип. Те ни помагат наистина с всичко – от административни подробности, до социализация и намиране на готини барове.

Френски бар. Coté Plage се казва, но не е точно на брега на Лоара. И добре че, иначе не знам как щяха да вадят удавените. Вижда се още от спирката на трамвая. Огромна група хора пред една от няколко еднакво изглеждащи сгради. Чак като се приближиш става ясно, че там всъщност има бар, а не просто огромна тълпа на тротоара.

Роджър ни засича отдалеч. Докато се доберем до бара се запознаваме със свръхконтактен младеж от Азербайджан, който много държи да ни покаже, че знае руски, и неговия другар – срамежлив индиец. Всички тук пият бира, но аз не изневерявам на вкуса си – шардоне от долината на Лоара. Харесва ми. Има малко по-натрапчив вкус сякаш. Барманът ме съветва да си направя обиколка из замъците по реката, ако харесвам бели вина. Вече съм го планирала, отговарям.

Отнема ми повече от пет минути да се измъкна от барчето, което всъщност е доста малко. Катя ме чака отвън. Казваме си наздраве с Роджър, който вече се е научил да го произнася доста добре на български. На хинди ми звучи почти невъзможно.

Запознаваме се с две момичета от Тайван. Веднага намираме за какво да си говорим. Обяснявам им, че в България работя като журналист и че се интересувам от международна политика. Говорим си за отношенията на Тайван с Китай. Обясняват ми, че всъщност никой в островната държава не иска тя да е част от Китай. „Искаме да сме по-свободни“, казва ми Джанис.

Деби пък ме пита за медиите в България. Как да го обясня с две думи в безкрайно пълен и шумен бар, чудя се.

„Ами, повечето медии са собственост на хора, лоялни към властта“, казвам. „Или властта е лоялна към тях, всъщност. Сложно е… Има и няколко, издания, които може да се опишат като опозиционни и се стремят да отразяват реалността. Имам късмета да работя в такова…“, добавям и последните ми думи потъват в започналата току-що песен на Bon Jovi и гласовете на крещящите наоколо хора.

„Разбирам“, казва Деби. „Нищо не е само черно или бяло.“

После си говорим за абитуриентските балове в България, защото Джанис видя някаква моя снимка във фейсбук.

„Нищо особено, просто се обличаме в скъпи дрехи и отиваме да се видим за последно със съучениците от гимназията… Точно както бихме могли и по дънки и тениски.“

Те се смеят.

„При нас няма такива традиции“, казва Джанис. Поздравления за което, мисля си.

След малко към малката ни субкомпания се присъединява и един китаец. Става интересно, мисля си. Но си говорим основно за университета и кампусите.

Отивам за втора чаша вино. Когато се връщам, тайванките ги няма. Междувременно сме се запознали с двама откровено пияни французи – момче и момиче – които очевидно си търсят слушатели за проблемите си. Тя ни разказва за своето гадже, което било много скучно, той ни разказва за своето, което вече не помня какво беше…

Завързвам разговор с Даниел, китаеца. Това е английското му име, използва го, защото европейците по-лесно ги помним. Говорим си още за университета. Той отбелязва, че не пие никога и нищо. Вдигам рамене – личен избор.

Внезапно обръща разговора към въпроса с Тайван отпреди малко. Питам го какво мисли той.

„В училище ни учат, че Китай и Тайван са едно цяло – един народ, една култура, една икономика“, казва той.

„Не, аз не питам какво ви учат, а какво мислиш ти.“

„Мисля това, което са ме учили – Китай и Тайван са една страна.“

„Не всички в Тайван мислят така, струва ми се“, отбелязвам аз.

„Напротив, те знаят, че за тях е добре да са част от Китай.“

„Не искам да забърквам политически спорове, но колегите от Тайван май не мислят така. Казват, че сънародниците им искат повече свобода и независимост.“

„Ти мислиш, че не съм свободен в Китай ли?“

„Ползваш ли фейсбук там?“

„Не, но си имаме наши социални мрежи.“

„А тях дали управляващите ги следят?“

„За добро е.“

„Така ли? А можеш ли да публикуваш снимка на Мечо Пух в някоя социална мрежа?“

„Това какво общо има?“

„Ами, аз мога да мисля, че Мечо Пух е най-готината книжка с най-готините герои. Обаче някой във вашата страна го смята за обидно и аз не мога да го публикувам. Фейсбук също блокира за думи, които се смятат за обидни. И фейсбук не е свободна мрежа. Но ние говорим за това.“

„Това не ограничава свободата ни. А и когато искаш да постигнеш бърз напредък, като Китай, който стана от развиваща се страна икономическа сила за няколко десетилетия, трябва да жертваш свобода, не мислиш ли?“

„Какво мислиш за събитията на Тянънмън?“

„Кои събития?“

„Потушаването на студентските протести. Хиляди са убити…“

„Не знам много за това, но май студентите са предизвикали безредици.“

„Според западните журналисти, които са присъствали, хиляди хора са убити. Срещу мирни протести са изпратени войници с танкове…“, започвам аз, но ме прекъсва пияният французин Симон, който ми обяснява за силната текила и още нещо за приятеля си.

Идва неговата спътница, която се оказва най-добрата му приятелка. Тръгваме да си вземат нещо за ядене, а Даниел вече си е намерил други слушатели (сигурно не толкова враждебни като мен).

Кей, другият индиец (това също не е оригиналното му име), ни пита дали ще ходим в някакъв си нощен клуб. Ще ходим да спим, отговаряме. Мразя клубове…

Към един през нощта аз, Катя и Деби се отправяме към спирката на трамвая (който работи до 2 часа в петък и събота, въпреки че има и нощен транспорт). Даниел тръгва с нас. Разменяме по някоя и друга дума. Забелязваме, че луната тук изглежда по-голяма, отколкото вкъщи…

Когато се прибираме в притихналата къща, ходим на пръсти. Котката се събужда и тръгва с нас. Ако има по-кисело същество от мен в тази къща, то това е котката. И май е първата котка, с която не се разбирам изобщо. Е, имам четири месеца. Ако не намеря общ език с една котка, макар и глезена и кисела, не знам с кого…

Е.

 

ПС: Може да отказахме да посетим френски клуб (не знам защо, но си го представям като нещо ужасно), но успяхме да отидем на джаз фестивал – Rendez-vous sur l’Erdre. Пращам ви видео на човек с акордеон, който свири танго. Французите не го оцениха особено високо сякаш, но аз си мисля, че беше сред най-добрите на този фестивал…

 

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* Този материал е създаден по проект "Генерация Z".


          Last week in digital rights      Cache   Translate Page      
Every week, I send an email to my colleagues sharing some articles I’ve read. Data – How smartphones are becoming a weapon in the fight against tuberculosis – TB patients can send their doctors encrypted videos of them taking pills. Why is this a rights issue, as opposed to a cool bit of news? Proprietary … Continue reading Last week in digital rights
          Rabobank: Enhancing the Online Banking Experience with Elasticsearch      Cache   Translate Page      

With nearly 900 branches spanning 50 countries, Rabobank is a leading global financial provider. And like many other big banks, they’ve built a powerful financial transaction system on top of mainframes. But storing that data is only the beginning. Rabobank needs to be able to find and serve up years worth of financial data in real time to all their customers, all while maintaining PSD2 compliance. While great for transactional operations, mainframes aren’t ideal for handling complicated search requirements. And with over 10 millions customers — some with thousands of accounts — solving this problem with a mainframe can be very costly.

It was around this need for a powerful search solution that Team Fortress was created. Forming in late 2016, Team Fortress is a four person team, led by René Bouw. Their objective was to improve the delivery of payment and savings transactions for Rabobank’s customers. They did so by dramatically increasing the amount of transaction history data that customers could view and save. Before the project began, Rabobank customers were only able to retrieve transaction data from one account at a time, and only as far back as 16 months. For anything older than 16 months, customers had to go to their local branch to request an access to the data, which incurred additional charges. For the project to be considered a success, Rabobank needed customers to be able to search through all their accounts at once, as far back as 8 years. That’s a big ask for a mainframe, but not for Elasticsearch.

After running a POC using the open source Elastic Stack, Rabobank decided to purchase a commercial subscription. Indeed, while the powerful search functionality that Rabobank needed was available in open source, the security features available with a commercial subscription — like encryption (TLS) authentication and logging audit data — were essential to be compliant with the bank industry security requirements.

They developed an architecture that allowed them to pull transactional information from their mainframes into both a data store and Elasticsearch, with the Elasticsearch data being limited to 8 years of retention. This also allowed Rabobank to maintain the transactional speed of their mainframe system while also making dramatic search improvements for the users. Speed changes were noticed immediately.

“The speed is impressive according to all users we ask, including myself. Some technical people even double check the results, because 'that can't be true, that fast and accurate'. But it is.” — René Bouw, Product owner and solution architect of Team Fortress, Rabobank.

Not only is Rabobank searching faster than ever, they’re searching through more data than ever. With over 23 billion transactions spanning 80TB of data, Rabobank sees upwards of 200 events per second — over 10 million per day. And each query can span thousands of accounts, with corporate customers having over 5,000 accounts that they can now query at once. And being able to do all of this without adding any extra operations to their costly mainframes  has helped save them millions of euros per year. Today, all front-end applications use Elasticsearch for search or for aggregating payment and saving transactions.

Knowing that the Elastic Stack is also great for logging and metrics, Team Fortress also developed a monitoring solution using Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana to monitor all of the components of their data store solution. Using the Elastic Stack, they can monitor the CPU, memory usage, logs, errors messages, and more from all of the applications in their solution as well as the virtual machines running the applications. They use customised dashboards for the machines and drill-down dashboards for the applications. They also use the Elastic Stack alerting functionality to let them know about problems the moment they pop up. Said Bouw, “We have never missed an incident yet. We chose Elastic because of its resilience.”


          Elemental Knights Online - more gameplay footage      Cache   Translate Page      

Elemental Knights Online is an anime-style MMORPG featuring borderless access and global entertainment. Join your friends on a grand adventure through mysterious lands with eccentric locals…


          Nintendo heading to Madman Anime Festival in Melbourne, Australia      Cache   Translate Page      

I've never even heard of the Madman Anime Festival, but Nintendo has announced that they're going to be a part of the event! Looks like they're bringing a bunch of already-released titles for fans to check out.


          Stay - gameplay footage      Cache   Translate Page      

When Quinn wakes up alone in a locked room with nothing of note save for a computer hooked up to an internet chat room in which you're present, you become his single ray of hope. Your choices – and your timeliness – will single-handedly shape his escape efforts… or lead him down the path to an untimely end.


          A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd - gameplay footage      Cache   Translate Page      

When he was young, Kyoutarou wanted to read all the magic books in the world, but they were all in the magic library. Someone told him that to get there, he must be kind to everyone and bring happiness to their hearts. He received a bookmark, which was his entrance ticket to the magic library.


          Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit - V-Jump video feature      Cache   Translate Page      

The gang at V-Jump has gotten some special hands-on time with the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit, which you can check out in the segment above. This is a multi-part series, with links to the other videos here.


          Cytus Alpha - TGS 2018 trailer, plus more screens      Cache   Translate Page      

Check out more screens here

Cytus Alpha is a mobile rhythm game making the jump to Switch. It'll feature over 200 songs, and more than 400 variations on those songs!


          Armello releasing for Switch in Japan on Sept. 27th, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Armello is a grand swashbuckling adventure that combines three styles of play; The deep tactics of card games with the rich strategy of table top board games, combined with a character role-playing system.

As a hero from one of the clans of Armello, you'll quest, scheme, hire agents, explore, vanquish monsters, cast spells and face off against other players, with one ultimate end goal in mind — storming the palace and becoming King or Queen of Armello. The Kingdom of Armello is as dangerous as it is beautiful, perils, banes and bandits hide around every corner and a spreading corruption known as the rot is leaving no creature untouched.

Armello is League of Geeks’ attempt to revolutionise digital board and card games, whilst providing players a rich world within which they can craft their own stories of epic adventure. The aim was to create a rich game full of backstabbing, close shaves, shattered alliances, ruses and empty promises - a perfect game to play online with your friends.

Armello is going to see release for the Switch in Japan on Sept. 27th, 2018. The title will cost 1,980 Yen and the preload option is now available.


          Life Goes On hitting Switch in Japan on Sept. 20th, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Life Goes On is a comically-morbid platformer where you guide heroic knights to their demise and use the dead bodies to solve puzzles. Wanting to live forever, a mighty king sends his army of knights to find the Cup of Life. On this quest, you will summon knight after knight to be brutally sacrificed. Impale knights on spikes to create a safe path. Catch a knight on a sawblade to land the body on a button. Freeze knights into blocks of ice to reach higher ground.

You’ll also electrocute knights to open doors, blast knights out of cannons, and even zombify a knight to be your violent, dim-witted friend. As you journey through treacherous and trap-ridden worlds, you’ll show no mercy to solve each challenging puzzle.

In this game, death is not a setback. It is your only means to progress.

Life Goes On: Done to Death will be available on the Switch eShop in Japan on Sept. 20th, 2018 for 1,499 Yen.


          Element releasing for Switch in Japan next week      Cache   Translate Page      

Element is a realtime strategy space game for people who don't have time to play realtime strategy space games.

Home no longer provides a means to survive.
A fight for resources to escape our system has begun.
The future lies beyond…

Element is a visually stunning realtime strategy space game with a focus on sharp, accessible gameplay.

Element is for lovers of beautifully crafted, original looking games. It is for people who are into space and strategy games but don’t have hours of time to invest. It’s also for gamers who enjoy launching missiles and blowing things up :)

You are escaping a decaying solar system. You must visit each planet, mine enough element, and defeat the enemy to progress to the outer planets and beyond. Generate energy, mine element, build attack and defence units, and destroy the enemy while maintaining a balance between earth, air and water.

Element will be available on the Switch eShop in Japan on Sept. 20th, 2018 for 1,500 Yen.


          Steredenn: Binary Stars hitting Switch in Japan on Sept. 20th, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Steredenn: Binary Stars is an award-winning mashup of a classic shmup and a rogue-like, carved in big beautiful pixels, with insane boss battles. Fly solo or co-op with a friend, fighting off the worst scourges of space in a never-ending struggle for survival.

Steredenn: Binary Stars is the hugely expanded version of the acclaimed Steredenn. Enjoy infinite replayability and unforgiving gameplay through intense boss fights, (almost) randomly generated environments, twisted space events and a massive arsenal of weapons.

Enhance your ship during your flight with upgrades aplenty, and forge your own path across the universe!

QUICK, INTENSE SESSIONS: with rock-hard boss battles that'll keep you coming back for "just one more run"
INFINITE REPLAYABILITY: Endless arcade action, where levels are (practically) randomly-generated.
LOCAL COOP MODE: 2 ships, 4 weapons, 1 lifebar - test your friendships!
5 PLAYABLE SHIPS: each with its own special ability and playstyle
MIGHTY ARSENAL: 42 weapons and 30 upgrades with tons of customisation options
BOSS RUSH: fight a weekly selection of epic bosses and work your way up the leaderboard
DAILY RUN: Try to get to number one in a special daily leaderboard where all players share the same run, guns and bosses. Be ready - you only get one chance per day!
ARENA: Unlock a boss by defeating it in the main game. Then, train against it in a 1-on-1 duel. Your guns, your laws, your fight.
THE ULTIMATE EDITION: Loads of new content, reworked balancing, scoring, optimisation & always more polish

Steredeen: Binary Stars is set to hit Switch in Japan on Sept. 20th, 2018 for 1,300 Yen. The title is available to preload now.


          Psyvariar Delta: Premium Sound Box - Unboxing      Cache   Translate Page      

The Preimum Sound Box edition of Psyvariar Delta includes the following items.

- Special packaging
- Limited Edition JP game with outer sleeve
- DLC content
- Vinyl Record
- 2 Disc Music CD
- Download of original and high res soundtrack
- Sticker
- Folder


          Car Quest coming to Switch      Cache   Translate Page      

Hit the road to epic adventure in Car Quest: drive, collect, explore, solve, discover.

Buckle-up for an epic road trip through a colorful world of puzzles and adventure. Use driving skills and puzzle solving abilities to find missing artifacts and piece together the broken world of Blocktaria.

DRIVE everywhere: it's like your favorite kart racing and platforming puzzle adventure game all wrapped up into one.

COLLECT batteries to unlock portals and recover 100+ artifacts to unlock new realms and paths on the road to discovery.

EXPLORE more than 15 unique visually striking realms.

SOLVE physical puzzles, push obstructions, jump off ramps, or skillfully navigate challenging mazes.

DISCOVER the secrets of Blocktaria and recover the lost memories of your helpful but very forgetful guide, Lord Blockstar. What is his story? What secrets will be revealed?

Featuring:

- 8+ hours of gameplay
- 15+ surreal realms to discover
- 100+ artifacts to collect
- Put your driving skills and puzzle solving abilities to the test
- No damage, no time limits
- Intriguing story to discover
- Soothing visuals and soundtrack
- The perfect 'no internet connection' road trip or travel game
- Support for multiple languages
- Feel every skid, bump and crash with full HD Rumble support


          Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae coming to Switch      Cache   Translate Page      

Misa is a Blade Templar, a secret defender of humanity, who also happens to be a high school student. When her classmate Suzuka succumbs to the dark seduction of the Demon Blade, Misa realizes she must protect the world at all costs. The evil sword has already begun draining Suzuka’s life force, and if Misa can’t destroy the Blade alone, she may very well need to strike her friend down.

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae focuses on high-speed, arena-based action. Use lightning-fast sword slashes, hand-to-hand attacks, and mysterious ancient fighting techniques to defeat wave after wave of demonic foes. Make no mistake; this will not be easy. Your enemies are relentless and will attack from all sides. If you aren’t prepared to strike and roll, you’ll be overwhelmed in no time flat.

Weaken your opponents with vicious wounds, employ hand-to-hand techniques to build your katana gauge, and then cut deep with your divine sword. A spectacular flurry of blades will take down even the largest crowd of NPCs! After beating them bloody, sheathe your sword to finish them off with style. Be warned, however: if the enemy isn’t “bleeding”, then they’ll take the opportunity to strike you mid-pose!

Use skill points to learn new skills, upgrade your abilities, and take on brutal bosses. With every playthrough of Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae, you will continue to hone your skills as a player until you’re virtually unstoppable! If the game suddenly becomes too easy, there are three difficulty levels with which to test your mettle. Good luck!

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae will hit the Switch in Japan on September 20th, 2018 for 1,200 yen. No word on a localization at this time.


          Thimbleweed Park; Big Box Edition - Unboxing      Cache   Translate Page      

The Big Box edition of Thimbleweed Park contains the following goodies.

- Classic LucasArts style box
- Game
- Manual
- Newspaper
- Poster
- Phonebook
- Stickers
- Post-It Notes


          State of Mind: Special Edition - unboxing      Cache   Translate Page      

Here's what you'll find tucked inside the Special Edition of State of Mind, only available in Europe.

- a copy of the game
- logo sticker
- post cards
- key ring
- art book
- soundtrack CD

Thanks to JPSwitchMania for the heads up!


          Mega Man 11 - Impact Man and Blast Man full stages      Cache   Translate Page      


The core mechanics of Mega Man 11 felt really solid to me. Seemed like Capcom got the basics down pat. Now I just need to see if the other elements fall into place.


          Black and White Bushido Coming Soon To Switch      Cache   Translate Page      

It has been announced that 2D brawler Black and White Bushido will be coming to Nintendo Switch this autumn.

Black and White Bushido from games developer and publisher Good Catch, is a 2D arena brawler for 1 - 4 players that pits the forces of light and shadow against each other. Each team can disappear into their respective colours and move without being seen. Fight for control of the light or the dark in multiple arenas, hiding from your foes and seizing objectives. Pick up items and use them to surprise, maim and trap your opponents in a way only a true warrior can. Players choose a team, either Shadow or Light and compete to win based either on number of kills or territory captured. There is no energy, the game is one hit kill, though with the potential for endless respawns. Players may jump, dash, attack, creep, teleport and use items in their quest for victory.

FEATURES

Exclusive arena for Nintendo Switch “Haunted Forest”
3 modes: Team Deathmatch, Capture The Flag and Training
1-4 Local Multiplayer - 8 varied and dynamically changing arenas
Unlockable bonus level “Hell”

WEBSITE: https://www.goodcatchgames.com/game/black-white-bushido-game/
REGULAR PRICE: GBP 9.99; USD 12.99; EUR 12.99
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER: Good Catch

The game was first released on Steam, via Green Man Gaming in 2015 with subsequent releases on PS4 and Xbox One in 2017. The console version added online multiplayer, two new difficulty levels, alongside gameplay and graphical enhancements. All of these additions were also patched to the PC version. The Nintendo Switch version takes the game back to its roots, playing to the platform’s strength of delivering a great local multiplayer experience. The Nintendo Switch version will include a new exclusive bonus arena: “Haunted Forest”.


          Nhà hoạt động Nguyễn Trung Trực bị tuyên án 12 năm tù giam      Cache   Translate Page      
CTV Danlambao - Hôm nay ngày 12 /09/2018, tòa án côn an tỉnh Quảng Bình đã tuyên án 12 năm tù giam, 5 năm quản chế đối với nhà hoạt động nhân quyền Nguyễn Trung Trực với cáo buộc về tội “Hoạt động lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân” theo khoản 1, Điều 79 BLHS năm 1999.

Phiên tòa bỏ túi của nhà cầm quyền Quảng Bình chỉ diễn ra vẻn vẹn trong hơn 3 giờ đồng hồ (từ 7h 30 đến 10 h 50 phút) với đông đảo lực lượng an ninh các loại thắt chặt phía bên ngoài. Mặc dù thông báo là “phiên tòa công khai” nhưng cũng như những phiên xét xử những nhà hoạt động khác, bạn bè, thân nhân của ông Trực không được vào bên trong tham dự.

"Tôi là Công dân Việt Nam Nguyễn Trung Trực. Tôi khẳng định tôi không lật đổ bất cứ ai. Tôi chỉ ủng hộ, cổ suý cho dân chủ, dân quyền và bảo vệ môi trường tại Việt Nam cho đến khi nào nó được thực thi tốt nhất." – Luật sư bào chữa Nguyễn Văn Miếng cho biết lời nói sau cùng của ông Trực trước phiên tòa.

Ông Nguyễn Trung Trực, 44 tuổi, ngụ tại Quảng Bình. Trước khi bị bắt giữ vào tháng 08 năm 2017, ông là Phát ngôn nhân, Trưởng Ban đào tạo và Trưởng đại diện Hội Anh Em Dân Chủ - phân hội miền Trung. Ông là thành viên thứ 9 của Hội này bị nhà cầm quyền CSVN đưa ra xét xử. 

Ngay trước khi diễn ra phiên tòa xét xử, Tổ chức theo dõi nhân quyền Quốc tế Human Rights Wacth ra thông cáo, yêu cầu Việt Nam hủy bỏ cáo trạng và trả tự do ngay lập tức đối với ông Nguyễn Trung Trực.

Hình ảnh người thân bạn bè của ông Trực bên ngoài phiên tòa. Hình: Facebook anthanh Linhgiang



          Cresuer Touchwave True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds: $44.99      Cache   Translate Page      

We have a deal on a pair of Cresuer Touchwave True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. These include Bluetooth 4.1 and CVC Noise Cancellation, and are priced at $44.99 through our deal.

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          Is the "Circus in Washington... drowning out good economic news"?      Cache   Translate Page      
I'm reading "There’s Never Been a President This Unpopular With an Economy This Good" (Bloomberg).
President Donald Trump’s unpopularity is unprecedented given the strength of the economy. That’s according to a Bloomberg analysis of polling data....
Is it possible that the polls are wrong? They were in 2016, when Trump blindsided everybody. I'm thinking maybe the polls are right, and it's really true that when asked, most people say they disapprove of Trump. But people disapprove of a lot of things that — when the time comes to decide what to do — they do. Drinking, eating dessert, looking at pornography. And they'll express approval of a lot of things they won't do: getting lots of sleep, eating piles of fresh vegetables, and following Jesus.

Another thing is, the economy is a pretty boring news topic compared to the "circus" of whatever bad thing Trump tweeted or what the latest Mr. Anonymous says Trump did and so forth. But the economy is always there in the background, affecting our lives. We look at the stock prices on our own, without Wolf Blitzer or whoever nudging us to look at today's statistics. Pile on Trump now, it's dangerous and fun, but when it comes time to vote, people may shrug off all the crazy stuff they've heard over the last 2 years, and vote based on the great old question "Are you better off now...?"



As we get close to Election Day, and there are debates and ads, Republicans should just make the old Reagan move and strongly prod people to look at the economy. In a few seconds, the positive news can be strongly conveyed. And the "circus" that's been cluttering up the TV shows may be hard even to remember. I'm sure Democratic Party candidates will urge voters to look at what a circus it's been and hope to blame Trump and not the media for the circus, but I'm picturing debates where the Republican candidate will easily say: My opponent is trying to distract you with the circus show you've been watching in the news all year so you won't look at one big obvious fact — the economy is doing great.

And one more thing, something even more drowned out than the economy. Trump defeated ISIS (NYT):
The last vestige of the Islamic State’s caliphate that straddled Syria and Iraq is under attack. Members of an American-backed coalition said Tuesday that they had begun a final push to oust the militants from Hajin, Syria, the remaining sliver of land under the group’s control in the region where it was born. The assault is the final chapter of a war that began more than four years ago after the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, seized vast tracts in Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate. The group lost its last territory in Iraq last year.... 

          "Cocktails for Two."      Cache   Translate Page      


I'm watching that because for some reason, in the comments to "Let's explore ADHD with owls," tim in vermont said:
If you want to be a writer that Althouse enjoys, make sure you are born with the right voice, and I am not using ‘voice’ figuratively. You have to have that Spike Jones type voice mentioned in “Up On Cripple Creek” that tuned on Bessie.
Tuned on? I think that was supposed to be "turned on," but you know what they say, "tune on, turn in, drop over."

Anyway, I love the old Band song, with the lines "Now, me and my mate were back at the shack/We had Spike Jones on the box/She said, 'I can't take the way he sings/But I love to hear him talk.'

So I was looking for a video with Jones talking and not singing, and "Cocktails for Two" has no singing by Jones but it also has no talking. Ah, here — you can hear him talk:



He's explaining how he got the idea for his sound-effects and music routine watching Igor Stravinsky conducting "Firebird" while wearing squeaky shoes. Another thing I learned in that clip is that the opposite of "corny" is "subtle." Which makes perfect sense.

I didn't set an endpoint in that video, so watch as long as you want. Hang in long enough and — trigger warning — there will be Nazi salutes. Lots of them.



Now that just gave my heart a throb/To the bottom of my feet....
          'วันนอร์' นำทีมจดจัดตั้งพรรคประชาชาติ ยันไม่เอารัฐประหาร-นายกฯ คนนอก ไม่ใช่นอมินีเพื่อไทย       Cache   Translate Page      

'วันนอร์-ทวี สอดส่อง' นำทีมจดจัดตั้งพรรคประชาชาติ กับ กกต. หวัง 20 ส.ส. ย้ำนโยบายและจุดยืน ไม่เอา คสช. ไม่เอารัฐประหาร ไม่เอา นายกฯ คนนอก ยันไม่ใช่นอมินีของพรรคเพื่อไทย ขณะที่ 'ภูมิใจไทย' ยื่นฟ้อง 'แรมโบ้อีสาน' กล่าวหาซื้อเสียง

ที่มาภาพ เฟสบุ๊กแฟนเพจ วันมูหะมัดนอร์ มะทา 

12 ก.ย.2561 วันนี้ เมื่อเวลา 13.30 น. ที่สำนักงานคณะกรรมการการเลือกตั้ง (กกต.) กลุ่มจัดตั้งพรรคประชาชาติ นำโดย วันมูหะมัดนอร์ มะทา ว่าที่ หัวหน้าพรรคฯ และ พ.ต.อ.ทวี สอดส่อง ว่าที่เลขาธิการพรรคฯ พร้อมด้วยผู้ร่วมก่อตั้งพรรค ประมาณ 10 คน เดินทางมายื่นเอกสารและหลักฐานเพิ่มเติม ในการจดทะเบียนพรรคการเมืองอย่างเป็นทางการ ทั้งนี้กลุ่มจัดตั้งพรรคฯ นำรายชื่อผู้ร่วมก่อตั้งพรรคฯ ประมาณ 1,000 รายชื่อ มายื่นต่อ กตต. เพื่อทำการตรวจสอบตามขั้นตอน

วันมูหะมัดนอร์ ได้ให้สัมภาษณ์ต่อสื่อมวลชนว่า นโยบายและจุดยืนของพรรคฯ คือไม่เอา คสช. ไม่เอารัฐประหาร ไม่เอา นายกฯ คนนอก ทั้งนี้พรรคประชาชาติไม่ได้แยก หรือเป็นนอมินีของพรรคเพื่อไทย ซึ่งพรรคฯ มีความหลากหลาย มีจุดยืนที่ชัดเจน โดยพรรคฯ ต้องการเก้าอี้ ส.ส. จำนวน 20 ที่นั่ง 
ด้านนายทะเบียน และ เจ้าหน้าที่ กกต. ระบุว่า จะต้องใช้เวลาในการตรวจสอบเอกสาร หลักฐานอย่างน้อย 45 วัน จากนั้น วันมูหะมัดนอร์ พร้อมผู้ร่วมก่อตั้งพรรคฯ เดินทางกลับ

'ภูมิใจไทย' ยื่นฟ้อง 'แรมโบ้อีสาน' กล่าวหาซื้อเสียง

ขณะที่ ศุภชัย ใจสมุทร รองเลขาธิการพรรคภูมิใจไทย ได้โพสต์ข้อความผ่านเฟสบุ๊กแฟนเพจ 'ศุภชัย ใจสมุทร พรรคภูมิใจไทย' โดยระบุว่าทางพรรคภูมิใจไทยได้ยื่นฟ้องคดีอาญา สุภรณ์ อัตถาวงศ์ ต่อศาลจังหวัดนครราชสีมาในข้อหาหมิ่นประมาท แจ้งข้อความอันเป็นเท็จต่อเจ้าพนักงาน จากกรณีที่ สุภรณ์ หรือ แรมโบ้อีสาน อดีตแกนนำกลุ่มอาสาสมัครพิทักษ์ประชาธิปไตย (อพปช. ) และอดีตแกนนำกลุ่มแนวร่วมประชาธิปไตยต่อต้านเผด็จการแห่งชาติ (นปช.) อีสาน ได้นำชาวบ้าน อ.ครบุรี และ อ.เสิงสาง จ.นครราชสีมา จำนวนกว่า 40 คน เดินทางมายื่นเรื่องร้องเรียนต่อสำนักงาน กกต. ประจำจังหวัดนครราชสีมา เพื่อขอให้มีการตรวจสอบพฤติกรรมของ พรชัย อำนวยทรัพย์ ว่าที่ผู้สมัคร สส.พรรคภูมิใจไทย เขต อ.ครบุรี และ อ.เสิงสาง โดยมีพยานและหลักฐานมายืนยันกับ กกต. ว่า พรชัย ได้ร่วมมือกับเสี่ยเจ้าของโรงงานแป้งมันในพื้นที่ อ.เสิงสาง จ้าง อสม. และผู้นำชุมชนในพื้นที่ ออกล่าเก็บบัตรประจำตัวประชาชนของชาวบ้าน เพื่อมาเตรียมที่จะให้สมัครเป็นสมาชิกพรรคภูมิใจไทย ซึ่งอาจจะเข้าข่ายเตรียมซื้อเสียงล่วงหน้า ผิด พ.ร.บ.พรรคการเมือง ผิดกฎหมายการเลือกตั้ง และขัดคำสั่งคณะรักษาความสงบแห่งชาติ (คสช.) ซึ่งนายสุภรณ์ ได้ขอให้ กกต.จังหวัดนครราชสีมา ตรวจสอบข้อเท็จจริง เพื่อนำเรื่องเสนอให้ กกต.ส่วนกลางพิจารณายุบพรรคภูมิใจไทยด้วย

 

ศุภชัย ระบุว่า การกล่าวหาพรรคภูมิใจไทยทำผิดกฏหมายเลือกตั้ง เรื่องดังกล่าวได้เข้าสู้กระบวนการของศาลแล้ว คงไม่ต้องแสดงความเห็นอะไรอีก ส่วนนายสุภรณ์ จะกล่าวหาอย่างไร จะตอบโต้อย่างไร ก็ไปว่ากันในชั้นศาล ทั้งนี้ ศาลนัดไกล่เกลี่ยในวันที่ 6 พ.ย. และไต่สวนมูลฟ้องในวันที่ 19 พ.ย. นี้

ที่มา เฟสบุ๊กแฟนเพจ วันมูหะมัดนอร์ มะทา เพจ 'ศุภชัย ใจสมุทร พรรคภูมิใจไทย' และโพสต์ทูเดย์

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          London’s Super Sewer      Cache   Translate Page      

Many people say that Londoners are full of it.  This may or may not be true but there is one certainty – when they let it go (as it were) it has to go somewhere.  In Victorian days the smell from the river became so pungent that our Members of Parliament couldn’t stand the stench (one might, perhaps, argue there was a little yin-yang going on there).

It was time for change then and it's time for change now. The folks at Thames Tideway have just released the video above.  In it, real Londoners talk about the new ‘super sewer’ that is being built below the streets of England’s capital city.  It is costing a huge £4.2 billion from the start of the project in 2014 to its end in 2023. That's quite a while.  Yet Rome was not built in a day, as they say, and – for sure – a city the size of London needs serious stuff going on underneath in order for day to day life to carry on pong-free up top.

This is, then, a huge feat of engineering which is needed because although the Victorians solved the problem back in the 1850s, times and populations change.  Where we think they may have solved the problem permanently, there are still huge issues. Even now, the Thames still needs clearing up and raw sewage is going in to river at (what you might think is) an alarming rate (and you would be right).  Each year 8 billion toilet flushes go straight in to the Thames.

Big issues lead to big solutions. The project is vast – anything that takes almost a decade will be by sheer definition.  Yet we can all get our heads around the whole thing with some interesting visuals and a narration to accompany them by contemporary denizens of Hackney, Southwark and the Southbank.

So if you live in London and have noticed building sites pooping, sorry, popping up along the river without any tall buildings to accompany them, then you can probably assume that the real work is going on underground.  Thames Tideway (perhaps should be Tide-away) are going to make sure, with this massive investment, that The Great Stink of 1858 does not get a sequel in the twenty first century.  Sequels are never as good as the original, anyway, but in this case it’s one we really don’t want at any cost...

Take a look at the video above.  The scale is epic but it reflects a vision for a city which will be with us in five years.


          Απο τον Καρανίκα ψωνίζει κι ετούτος; Χρυσές δουλειές ο Νικολάκης. Καμμένος: «Η συμφωνία των Πρεσπών δεν υπάρχει» – Αυτό που είδαν όλοι οι Έλληνες είναι από παράλληλο σύμπαν; (ΒΙΝΤΕΟ-ΦΩΤΟ)      Cache   Translate Page      

Ο κύριος Καμμένος είπε ότι η συμφωνία των Πρεσπών δεν υπάρχει και μας άφησε όλους άφωνους. Και όμως ειπώθηκε και αυτό. Ο υπουργός Άμυνας Πάνος Καμμένος είπε πως η συμφωνία των Πρεσπών δεν υπάρχει.  Δείτε το βίντεο>>


Εδώ η φωτογραφία υπογραφής της συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών από ένα παράλληλο σύμπαν:

Ενώ ο κ.Καμμένος έχει δηλώσει πολλές φορές, ότι δεν στηρίζει την συμφωνία των Πρεσπών, όταν είχε την ευκαιρία να ρίξει την κυβέρνηση δεν το έκανε, ώστε να μην υπογραφεί (η συμφωνία).  Βέβαια τώρα ο κ.Καμμένος μας λέει ότι αυτή η συμφωνία δεν…υπάρχει. Πως γίνεται να μην υπάρχει από την στιγμή που σε λίγες ημέρες οι Σκοπιανοί, θα δηλώσουν (στο δημοψήφισμα) αν επιθυμούν την εφαρμογή αυτής της συμφωνίας η όχι;  Επίσης σχεδόν όλοι οι ξένοι ηγέτες, δήλωσαν ικανοποιημένοι που επιτέλους λύθηκε το Σκοπιανό. Ο ίδιος ο πρωθυπουργός είπε ότι το θέμα με τα Σκόπια, πλέον έχει λυθεί, ο κ.Κοτζίας το ίδιο.  Το κόμμα του κ.Καμμένου σε όλες τις δημοσκοπήσεις, φαίνεται ότι δεν μπαίνει στην Βουλή. Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ και αυτός έχει..εκλογικό πρόβλημα, αλλά σαφώς μικρότερο από αυτό που έχουν οι ΑΝΕΛ και όλα αυτά συμβαίνουν, επειδή υπογράφηκε η συμφωνία των Πρεσπών.  Αφού….δεν υπάρχει συμφωνία με τα Σκόπια, οι ΥΠΕΞ Ελλάδας-Σκοπίων, τι ακριβώς υπέγραψαν;

          ΤΡΟΜΑΚΤΙΚΟ, ΔΟΛΟΦΟΝΙΚΟ, ΑΠΟΤΡΟΠΑΙΟ. ΤΑ ΜΑΤ ΣΗΜΑΔΕΥΟΥΝ ΜΕ ΟΛΜΟΒΟΛΟ ΚΑΙ ΡΙΧΝΟΥΝ ΕΝ ΨΥΧΡΟ ΣΕ ΠΑΠΑ ΠΟΥ ΚΡΑΤΑΕΙ ΨΗΛΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΙΚΟΝΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΝ Τ Ρ Υ Π Α Ε Ι !! ΣΤΟ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΟ. ΛΙΓΟ ΠΙΟ ΚΑΤΩ ΚΑΙ Ο ΠΑΠΑΣ ΘΑΤΑΝ ΝΕΚΡΟΣ. ΦΩΤΟ & ΒΙΝΤΕΟ ΦΡΙΚΗΣ.      Cache   Translate Page      

Τα ΜΑΤ δεν σεβάστηκαν ούτε την εικόνα της Παναγίας. Τρύπησαν ΔΙΑΜΠΕΡΩΣ την εικόνα και δυστυχώς δεν ακούσαμε ΚΑΜΜΙΑ επέμβαση της Εισαγγελέως για αυτό το ΔΟΛΟΦΟΝΙΚΟ γεγονός. 



Το ΜΕΓΑ ΘΑΥΜΑ είναι οτι γλυτωσε το θάνατο ο ιερωμένος που την κρατουσε. Λίγα εκαστοστά πιο κάτω και θα θρηνούσαμε για τον χαμό του....
Ο πρωθυπουργός μάλιστα, είπε ότι στα επεισόδια της ΔΕΘ, συμμετείχαν 3000-4000 ακραίοι.    Είναι ακραίος ο παπάς που κρατάει την εικόνα;  Αυτές τις εικόνες δεν θα τις ξεχάσουμε ποτέ:

          ΤΗΝ ΝΑΥΑΡΧΙΔΙΑ ΤΟΥ 6ου ΣΤΟΛΟΥ ΕΠΙΘΕΩΡΗΣΕ Η ΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΣ ΤΟ ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΑΚΙ ΤΟ ΤΣΑΧΠΙΝΙΚΟ. ΦΩΤΟ & 2 ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΑ ΒΙΝΤΕΟ ΤΟΥ 6ου ΣΤΟΛΟΥ       Cache   Translate Page      
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Η υφυπουργός Μακεδονίας - Θράκης ξεναγήθηκε στο εντυπωσιακό «USS Mount Whitney», συνοδεία του Αμερικανού προξένου στη Θεσσαλονίκη. 
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Τη ναυαρχίδα του 6ου Αμερικανικού Στόλου «USS Mount Whitney» επισκέφθηκε το πρωί η νέα υφυπουργός Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Κατερίνα Νοτοπούλου...
  Η κυρία Νοτοπούλου συνοδευόταν από τον Aμερικανό πρόξενο στην Θεσσαλονίκη , ενώ έβγαλε πολλές φωτογραφίες, τις οποίες ανέβασε στο λογαριασμό της στο Twitter.   «Μια ενδιαφέρουσα πρωινή ξενάγηση στο εντυπωσιακό #USS_Mount_Whitney τη ναυαρχίδα του 6ου #αμερικανικού στόλου που βρίσκεται στο Θερμαϊκό στο πλαίσιο της 83ης ΔΕΘ», έγραψε χαρακτηριστικά συνοδεύοντας της φωτογραφίες. 

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          ΑΥΤΑ ΔΙΑΒΑΖΑΜΕ ΚΑΠΟΤΕ ΩΣ ΠΑΙΔΙΑ στα σχολεία ! (Τα μισούν τώρα!) ΜΗΝ ΤΟ ΧΑΣΕΤΕ ! ΦΩΤΟ      Cache   Translate Page      
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Ζούμε στην (καλοστημένη) 'νέα εποχή', στην οποία ο πολιτισμός δεν χωρά. Αυτά που κάποτε φάνταζαν αυτονόητα και διδάσκονταν στα σχολεία, πλέον θεωρούνται 'ντεμοντέ'...

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ΠΡΟΣΕΞΤΕ! ΣΤΟ ΟΙΚΟΓΕΝΕΙΑΚΟ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΙ
ΠΑΡΙΣΤΑΤΑΙ ΚΑΙ Η ΓΙΑΓΙΑ!
ΤΑ ΠΑΙΔΙΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΕΣΣΕΡΑ, ΟΧΙ ΕΝΑ! ΟΙ ΓΟΝΕΙΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΚΑΛΑ ΝΤΥΜΕΝΟΙ
 ΚΑΙ ΤΡΩΝΕ ΨΑΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΟΧΙ ΚΡΕΑΤΑ...

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Η μόδα και η πολιτική ορθότητα, έχουν δημιουργήσει μια 'νέα τάξη', στα πάντα. Η παιδεία δεν θα μπορούσε να μείνει έξω από τον χορό της Παγκοσμιοποιήσεως.

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Τα σχολικά βιβλία κάποτε ήταν (κατά προσέγγιση έστω), ελληνικά, ενώ σήμερα τα παιδάκια μαθαίνουν πράγματα ανούσια για το πνεύμα.

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Δείτε το ΥΠΕΡΟΧΟ πραγματικά και νοσταλγικό 'βίντεο': Όταν τα σχολικά βιβλία ήταν Ελληνικά !!!


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          Χαλκίδα: Καυγάς κατά τη διάρκεια τροχονομικού ελέγχου – Αστυνομικός σε πολίτη: «Εγώ πληρώνω εσένα, όχι εσύ εμένα»! (ΒΙΝΤΕΟ)      Cache   Translate Page      
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Έντονη λεκτική αντιπαράθεση, μπροστά στα μάτια δεκάδων περαστικών, σημειώθηκε το απόγευμα της Τρίτης (11-09-2018) ανάμεσα σε αστυνομικό και πολίτη, κατά τη διάρκεια τροχονομικού ελέγχου στο πεζόδρομο της Ερμού στο κέντρο της Χαλκίδας…
   Όπως θα δείτε στο βίντεο  του EviaZoom.gr, ένας από τους δύο αστυνομικούς, για άγνωστη αιτία απευθύνεται σε έναν πολίτη που στεκόταν κοντά στο σημείο του ελέγχου και ακούγεται να του λέει: «δεν έχω πρόβλημα να στην φέρω (σ.σ. την φορολογική δήλωση)» και ο πολίτης του απαντά: «εγώ σε πληρώνω, αυτόν που διώχνεις, αυτός σε πληρώνει», με τον αστυνομικό να ανταπαντά: «Εγώ πληρώνω εσένα, όχι εσύ εμένα…», τονίζοντας στο τέλος: «Του φέρνω και την φορολογική δήλωση δεν έχω πρόβλημα. Και αν βγάζει πιο πολλά από εμένα θα του βγάλω το καπέλο…».  Όπως αναφέραμε, η αιτία του καυγά δεν έχει διευκρινιστεί, ωστόσο πληροφορίες κάνουν λόγο ότι η διαμάχη ξεκίνησε όταν ο πολίτης ρώτησε τον αστυνομικό αν επιτρέπεται να σταθμεύει στο πεζόδρομο το περιπολικό.  Παράλληλα, εκείνη την ώρα ένας οδηγός κατά τη διάρκεια του τροχονομικού ελέγχου δεν έχασε το χιούμορ του, λέγοντας στους παρευρισκόμενους: «Είναι φίλοι μου τα παιδιά, αφιέρωση μου γράφουν».  ΔΕΙΤΕ ΤΟ ΒΙΝΤΕΟ


          Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security      Cache   Translate Page      
Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security eli.zimmerman_9856 Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:18

Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data, creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols.

From unencrypted browsing during a class activity to embedding videos into presentations, schools can inadvertently compromise student privacy by exposing them to tracking cookies, according to a recently issued report from the Consortium of School Networking.

There have been 361 cybersecurity incidents involving public schools since 2016 according to the K–12 Cybersecurity Resource Center, and with rates increasing year over year, schools need to be more aware of issues with data privacy and enact targeted solutions to keep student data safe.

Find more best practices for maintaining student data privacy!

Tracking Cookies Create Profiles Through Browsing History

While teachers and parents can help control what content students can access, many sites have an invisible threat that may compromise student privacy: tracking cookies.

Cookies can be used to make web browsing more streamlined. But they are able to collect student information, including location information, building profiles that can be used for targeted advertising and marketing purposes. 

“We talk about this in terms of URLs and tracking, but what we are tracking is bits and pieces of people’s lives being sent off into black boxes to be used in ways that we don’t know,” Bill Fitzgerald, a blogger who discovered tracking cookies hidden in an education product from Edmodo, told EdSurge. “Next time you are picking your kids up from school, or if you pass a playground, think of each of those kids and the bits and pieces of their lives that are getting pushed out over the internet.”

With students spending an increasing amount of time on the internet, it is important that schools do their best to prevent students from unwittingly giving away this information.

Best Practices to Keep Student Tracking to a Minimum

Some companies are already offering clear pathways to help cut down on tracking cookies so schools can feel more confident in maintaining their students’ privacy while still encouraging the use of online resources and devices in classrooms.

Microsoft has instructions on their website for cookie management that can be useful for classrooms that either allow students to bring in personal devices or use the company’s tablets as part of a one-to-one device program. For Chromebook users, Google has similar information available.

School websites are also points of vulnerability, with a large percentage riddled with tracking cookies, according to a study by EdTech Strategies

When creating school websites, schools should make sure to use HTTPS encryption to ensure “critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users' personal information,” writes Kayce Basques, technical writer for Google.

Finally, talk with students to help them understand best practices on sites that have a high number of tracking cookies. Social media platforms, for example, will usually deploy cookies when students click a “like” or “post” button. Training students to be more aware of the information they are revealing while using these websites may help them avoid giving up unnecessary data.

Eli has been eagerly pursuing a journalistic career since he left the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill School of Journalism. Previously, Eli was a staff reporter for medical trade publication Frontline Medical News, where he experienced the impact of continuous education and evolving teaching methods through the medical lens. When not in the office, Eli is busy scanning the web for the latest podcasts or stepping into the boxing ring for a few rounds.


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ON THIS DAY IN -  2001. I think we all know what happened
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              [Free] 2018(Aug) Ensurepass VMware 2V0-622 Dumps with VCE and PDF 101-110      Cache   Translate Page      
    Ensurepass.com : Ensure you pass the IT Exams 2018 Aug VMware Official New Released 2V0-622100% Free Download! 100% Pass Guaranteed! VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Question No: 101 An administrator must change the statistics level for short-term performance monitoring and wants to collect metrics for all counters, excluding minimum and maximum rollup values. What would be the statistics level? Level 3 Level 1 Level 2 Level 4 Answer: A Question No: 102 Which two statements are true regarding Auto Deploy in version 6.5? (Choose two.) Auto Deploy can be configured and managed via PowerCLI. Auto Deploy can be configured and managed via the vSphere Client. Auto Deploy can be configured and managed via the vSphere Web Client. Auto Deploy can be configured and managed via vCLI commands. Answer: A,C Question No: 103 What new feature was introduced to the Content Library in vSphere 6.5? Mount an ISO directly from the Content Library. Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF Package in a Content Library. Upload a File from a URL to a Library Item. Upload a File from a Local System to a Library Item. Answer: A Explanation: Explanation WMware vSphere 6.5 enhances the Content Library with three new options: mount an ISO from the content library, update existing templates and apply guest OS customization specifications during a VM deployment. These new features help plug holes in and expand other capabilities introduced in the original version. The first of these capabilities – mounting an ISO from the Content Library is useful because it eliminates the need to store ISO images on a data store but keeps the images readily accessible. Reference http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/answer/How-does-VMware-vSphere-65- improve-its-Content-Library Question No: 104 The administrator must back up a vCenter HA deployment. Which component must be backed up? Passive node Witness node External database Active node Answer: D Explanation: When taking backups, avoid backing up the Passive and Witness nodes. Just take a backup of the Active node. When restoring an Active node, you must remove all the cluster configuration, restore and re-create the HA cluster. Question No: 105 鈥淥neAppServer鈥?is a VM template stored in a content library named 鈥淟ibraryOne鈥? but the vSphere administrator is not able to use this template for deployment. Why is the administrator unable to deploy OneAppServer? OneAppServer must be updated before it can be deployed. LibraryOne is a subscribed library and OneAppServer is not downloaded yet. LibraryOne is published and optimized for syncing over HTTP. OneAppServer was imported from a local file on the system. Answer: C Explanation: The administrator is unable to deploy OneAppServer because LibraryOne is publish and optimized for syncing over HTTP. If the syncing is enabled, you cannot use this template for deployment. Question No: 106 Which two configurable options are available in Boot Options for a virtual machine? (Choose two.) Tools Upgrades Encryption Firmware Force BIOS setup Answer: C,D Explanation: Reference https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-4-esx- vcenter/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.vmadmin.doc_41/vsp_vm_guide/configuring _virtual_machines/t_configure_the_boot_options.html Question No: 107 When enabling Storage DRS on a datastore cluster, which three components are enabled as a result? (Choose... Read More
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    A snake catcher in Australia is a professional who lives our worst nightmares every day. On Monday, snake catcher Max Jackson was called to investigate an attic space in Mount Coolum, Queensland. What he found were two 8-foot carpet pythons wrestling. He captured those two, but since they were fighting, there's most likely a female nearby -and they are usually bigger! (via Digg)


              Is There Any Truth to the King Arthur Legends?      Cache   Translate Page      


    The legends that surround the character of King Arthur give us wonderful tales of conflict, justice, magic, the rule of law, wars, romance, honor, religion, and the uniting of all Britain under one hero-king. However, the roots of those stories and the man Arthur are pretty murky. The earliest written mention of the name assumes the reader has knowledge of the oral history that was once passed down. Alan Lupack tells us what we know and what we don't in this TED-Ed lesson. (via Geeks Are Sexy)
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    One woman notices things she would have never noticed if she had remembered her phone. Those of us who weren't born into the portable device culture understand all too well. (via Boing Boing)



              Uma análise bíblica do atentado contra o presidenciável Bolsonaro – Manoel Coelho Jr.      Cache   Translate Page      


    Aula da EBD na Congregação Batista Reformada em Belém na manhã de 09 de Setembro de 2018.

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    Christopher Bill assembled a group of trombonists from all over at the International Trombone Festival and recorded all the parts to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." The participants are listed at the YouTube page, many of them with websites. (via Laughing Squid)



              HOMENAJE A JESÚS DE ARAGÓN, CAPITÁN SIRIUS, POR LA REEDICIÓN DE LA SOMBRA BLANCA DE CASARÁS      Cache   Translate Page      
    Hace ya meses que ocurrió este homenaje celebrado en el Instituto España; y con la presencia de Fernando R. Lafuente y Luis Alberto de Cuenca, además de familiares del escritor.


    Pero no hemos querido dejar de hacernos eco pues seguro que les resulta interesantes a muchos de nuestros lectores que conocen y valoran al autor como uno de los precursores de la Ciencia-Ficción patria, al autor se le denomina "El Jules Verne Español", por encontrar inspiración en las obras del autor francés y versionarlas a su manera en epopeyas alrededor del mundo no menos cautivadoras para el lector español de entonces.


    Para tratarse de un acto dedicado a un autor de esta índole nos sorprendió el numeroso público asistente que -dado que el fandom actual de CF madrileño estuvo notablemente ausente- debía tratarse de amigos de la familia, antiguos lectores o asiduos a los actos de esa institución.


    Especialmente emotivos fueron los discursos de los nietos del autor, ellos mismos ya "mayorcitos", recordando los paseos que daban por los bosques en los que trascurre la novela reeditada, una de leyendas medievales, a diferencia de las más fantásticas.


    Pudimos disfrutar de una pequeña muestra de estas en la biblioteca del edificio., como podéis ver en las fotografías.


    Celebramos que se recuerde al autor así como alertamos a los diferentes grupos de aficionados de que anden algo más atentos a este tipo de eventos, pues es una verdadera lástima que se celebren y no cuenten con la asistencia debida de los fans y promotores culturales actuales.


    Os dejo un vídeo con una presentación de dicha novela anterior, que servirá de consuelo para quienes no asistieron o no conozcan al autor.




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              Objeto GIGANTESCO e Metálico ao lado do Sol ? Seria este um dos motivos pela evacuação do Observatório Solar no Novo México?      Cache   Translate Page      
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    12 de setembro de 2018 8:22 AM Salem, Indiana. Eu tenho um pouco mais de imagens do lado esquerdo do objeto em forma de ovo e todos as naves. Há mais "coisas" de espirais / frequência ligadas ao planeta / naveo em forma de ovo? As fotos estão no meu cronograma.Veja algumas imagens abaixo e clique nelas para AMPLIAR, estamos diante a uma GIGANTESCA NAVE MÃE?
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    NASA tenta EXPLICAR o Acontecido em 09 de setembro de 2018: Dizendo se tratar de dois trânsitos lunares! Você Acredita nesta EXPLICAÇÃO?
    Em 9 de setembro de 2018 o Observatório de Dinâmica Solar da NASA, SDO capturou dois trânsitos lunares, quando a Lua passou em frente ao Sol. Um trânsito acontece quando um corpo celeste passa entre um corpo maior e um observador.
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              O que está acontecendo? Observatório Solar Nacional no Novo México evacuado por 'Razões de Segurança'!      Cache   Translate Page      
    O Observatório Solar Nacional no Novo México foi evacuado e trancado, o FBI está envolvido e eles não estão nos dizendo o motivo.

    Será que os astrônomos que trabalham no observatório fotografaram "Algo" perto do sol ou no espaço profundo que deve permanecer em segredo ou há algo mais acontecendo, mas por enquanto permanece um mistério. 

    O Observatório Solar Nacional, em Sunspot, no Novo México, e um escritório próximo dos Correios dos Estados Unidos, foram evacuados por razões de segurança na quinta-feira, disseram autoridades do observatório. 

    "Decidimos abandonar temporariamente essa instalação como uma medida de precaução. E estamos trabalhando com as autoridades competentes nesta questão", disse a porta-voz da Associação para Universidades de Pesquisa em Astronomia, Sheri Lofson. 

    Sexta-feira, ambas as propriedades permaneceram fechadas para o público, com fita adesiva amarela em volta da propriedade.

    Sunspot está localizado nas Montanhas Sacramento em Otero County cerca de 15 quilômetros ao sul de Cloudcroft. Atualmente, há um telescópio em operação no observatório, onde a Universidade Estadual do Novo México também realiza pesquisas. 

    "Como locais, sinto que devemos saber o que está acontecendo ao nosso redor", disse Roger Wiley, morador do Cloudcroft. Um porta-voz do Gabinete do Xerife do Condado de Otero disse que eles não estão envolvidos na investigação. 

    Um posto de correios na área também foi fechado. (Mesmo os Correios não foi informado porque).
    "Neste momento, o que nos é dito é que eles temporariamente evacuaram a área. Não nos disseram por que ou quando isso expira", disse Rod Spurgeon, porta-voz do USPS, informa KVIA.News - KVIA video news here. . 

    De acordo com um comentarista da ATS : Mas para o FBI se envolver tão rápido e ser tão secreto sobre isso, havia muita coisa acontecendo lá, disse House. “Havia um helicóptero Black Hawk, um bando de pessoas em volta de antenas e equipes de trabalho em torres, mas ninguém nos dizia nada, qual era o propósito deles, ninguém diria.
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              Everything Apple Announced at Today's 'Gather Round' Event in 6 Minutes      Cache   Translate Page      
    Apple today held its annual iPhone-centric event, and this year's keynote saw the debut of impressive new iPhone and Apple Watch models.

    It took Apple two hours to introduce the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4 models, but we've recapped the entire event in just six minutes for our readers who want a no-frills overview of all the announcements.

    Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

    The $999 iPhone XS and and $1,099 XS Max, Apple's two OLED devices in 5.8 and 6.5-inch sizes, were the star of the event, but Apple also introduced the 6.1-inch $749 iPhone XR and impressive new Apple Watch Series 4 models with larger displays, tweaked designs, and an ECG function for better than ever health monitoring.

    We've rounded up all of our coverage of today's event in the post below, so make sure to check out everything so you don't miss any of the updates.

    iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

    Apple Watch Series 4

    Software

    Other Announcements

    The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 14, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time ahead of a September 21 launch.

    Apple's new iPhone XR will be available for pre-order on October 19 ahead of an October 26 launch.

    Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Caution)

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    Apple's "Gather round" event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, where it is widely expected to unveil three new iPhones (XS, XS Max, and XR) as well as new, slightly larger Apple Watch models.

    Steve Jobs Theater via Apple CEO Tim Cook

    We should also be hearing final details and the official release date for iOS 12, and likely macOS Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 as well. And, of course, there may be other announcements and surprises in the cards.

    Apple itself leaked a number of details this morning by prematurely updating its store site maps, and we have a summary of what's been revealed right here.

    Apple is providing a live video stream on its website, via the Apple Events app on Apple TV, and on Twitter. We've shared instructions on how to watch along with a list of when the keynote starts in time zones around the world.

    In addition to Apple's video stream, we will be updating this article with live blog coverage—no need to refresh—and issuing Twitter updates through our @MacRumorsLive account as the keynote unfolds.

    Highlights from the event and separate news stories regarding today's announcements will go out through our @MacRumors account.

    Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with Apple news and rumors.



    Apple's online store is currently down in advance of the event. It should be accessible again shortly after the keynote.

    Live blog in chronological order is after the jump.

    8:26 am: Members of the press are checking in and milling around waiting to be admitted to the theater. As usual, Apple is providing light breakfast options.










    8:31 am: Apple staff members currently blocking access to the actual theater.

    9:15 am: The crowd is continuing to gather. Apple should be opening up the theater shortly.

    9:22 am: Apple has opened the stairs, and members of the press are now heading down to the theater.




    9:56 am: Five minutes to showtime!

    10:01 am: Event is getting started with a video showing people heading down to the theater.

    10:03 am: Mission: Impossible themed video showing someone rushing a last-minute item from Apple Park to the theater. Kevin Lynch beams himself directly to the theater using his watch.

    10:04 am: Apple employee's badge denied access to backstage at the theater, but Kevin Lynch materializes to let her in. Tim Cook opens the briefcase and takes out his presentation clicker.


    10:06 am: Cook giving an intro. We've reinvented several product categories, retail, etc. Showing Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan. Over 500 million visitors per year at Apple stores. We love that so many customers have the chance to experience our products there. We aim to put the customer at the center of everything we do.


    10:07 am: We're about to ship our 2 billionth iOS device. iOS has changed the way we live, learn, work. It's changed entertainment, how we shop, how we stay in touch with each other. It's only fitting that today we're going to tell you about two of our most personal products. The ones that go with you everywhere.

    10:07 am: Starting with Apple Watch.




    10:09 am: This category didn't even exist a few years ago. Apple Watch is now the #1 watch, period. It's redefined what a watch can do for you. It's become indispensable for millions of people around the world. Jeff Williams on stage.

    10:10 am: Apple Watch is becoming indispensable in three areas: communication, fitness, and health. Talking about heart rate monitoring..."an intelligent guardian for your health."

    10:10 am: We're taking Apple Watch to the next level in all of these areas.

    10:11 am: Intro video for next generation of Apple Watch.




    10:12 am: Apple Watch Series 4. Everything about it has been redesigned and reengineered. It's just beautiful.




    10:13 am: Stunning new display pushed right to the corners. Screens are significantly larger...over 30% larger. Minimal size increase, but it's thinner, so volume is actually less.




    10:14 am: Brand-new watch face with up to 8 complications. Customize with the things you care about. Add loved ones and tap their faces to connect. Track time zones. Create the ultimate health and fitness watch. Modular face also redesigned with more detail from stock and third-party apps.


    10:14 am: Breathe app is now available as a watch face. Raise your wrist, and it will guide you through a breathing sessions. Three breathe faces available.


    10:15 am: New fire, water, and vapor faces offer dynamic visuals behind the watch hands.



    10:16 am: Digital crown reengineered with haptic feedback. Speaker is 50% louder, which is great for phone calls, Walkie-Talkie, and Siri. Back is made entirely of black ceramic and sapphire crystal. Radio waves can now pass through front and back for improved cellular reception.




    10:17 am: Series 4 is just as impressive on the inside. S4 package with 64-bit dual-core processor up to 2x faster.

    10:18 am: Accelerometer and gyroscope have 2x the dynamic range with 8x faster sampling and up to 32 g-forces.







    10:19 am: Apple Watch Series 4 can automatically detect falls. We did studies with thousands of people and captured data on real-world falls. There are repeatable motions involved to falls, trips, and slips, and the watch can detect them. It can then alert you and offer an Emergency SOS call. Will start call automatically if you're immobile for a minute after the fall.


    10:21 am: Optical heart sensor has been integral since the beginning. Count calories, measure heart rate, and high heart rate notifications. Announcing three new heart features. First, low heart rate notification. Low heart rate can be a sign of something serious if not enough blood being pumped.


    10:21 am: Second, Apple Watch can screen heart rhythm in the background and can notify you if it detects atrial fibrillation.


    10:22 am: Third feature is with a new electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor in the back of the watch. First over-the-counter ECG product offered directly to consumers.





    10:23 am: Can take an ECG anytime, anywhere. Open the app, and put your finger on the digital crown. Takes 30 seconds and gives you a heart rhythm classifications...sinus rhythm, atrial fibrillation. Results all stored and can be shared as a PDF with your doctor.

    10:25 am: Ivor Benjamin, president of the American Heart Association, on stage. Applauds Apple's commitment to health. People often report symptoms that are absent during a doctor's visit. On-demand ECG is game-changing, especially for atrial fibrillation, which can increase risk of stroke, heart failure, and other complications.




    10:27 am: Jeff Williams back on stage. It's great to have the support of the AHA, and we've also received clearance from the FDA. This is the first of its kind. Also, the irregular heart rhythm feature has received FDA clearance. Both features will be available in the U.S. later this year.


    10:27 am: It's amazing to think the watch you wear everyday can now take an ECG.

    10:28 am: Your personal data remains protected. You should decide who gets to see it. All data is encrypted on device and in the cloud.






    10:29 am: Recapping features of the Apple Watch Series 4. You're probably wondering about battery life. Same 18-hour battery life customers have become used to. Increased outdoor workout battery life to six hours.

    10:29 am: Showing another Apple Watch video. Jony Ive discussing the redesign and reengineering.


    10:31 am: We've developed and refined the form, also making it thinner. New display is seamlessly integrated. The interface has been redesigned for the new display...more information with richer detail. Navigating with digital crown has been entirely reengineered with haptic feedback. New Apple-designed electrical sensor for ECG...a momentous achievement for a wearable device.


    10:32 am: Accelerometer, gyroscope, and altimeter give you the ability to track more. Cellular capabilities give you more freedom. Series 4 is a device so powerful, personal, liberating...it can change the way you live each day.






    10:33 am: Jeff Williams back on stage. Series 4 available in silver. gold, and space gray aluminum. Stainless steel is even more beautiful...silver, space gray, and gold. All band styles fit all generations of Apple Watch.


    10:34 am: Nike+ has been optimized with full-screen interface. Nike Sport Loops have reflective yarn for better visibility. New Hermes models.

    10:34 am: Series 4 starts at $399, cellular at $499. Series 3 sticking around starting at $279.










    10:35 am: Order starting Friday, available September 21. Series 3 at new prices available right after the show. watchOS 5 available September 17. That's Apple Watch, and now back to Tim.

    10:36 am: Showing Apple Watch Series 4 commercial set to the Hokey Pokey.


    10:37 am: We love what Apple Watch is doing to get the world moving. Now let's talk about iPhone.


    10:38 am: Recapping iPhone X technology and capabilities. So many technologies, all powered by most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone became number one smartphone in the world. Also most loved with 98% customer satisfaction.

    10:38 am: Today we're going to take iPhone X to the next level. By far the most advanced smartphone we've ever created. Showing intro video of new iPhone with gold finish.




    10:39 am: This is iPhone Xs. Phil Schiller coming up to tell you about it.






    10:40 am: It is made of surgical grade stainless steel. Gorgeous new gold finish. Most beautiful iPhone we've ever made. Most durable glass ever in a smartphone. Three finishes: gold, silver, space gray. IP68 protects against water up to 2 meters up to 30 minutes.

    10:41 am: Tested in many different liquids, even beer. Some of the most fun, intense testing we get to do.


    10:41 am: 5.8" Super Retina OLED display. Plus-size display in a smaller design. So many customers love that. And it looks incredible.








    10:43 am: 60% greater dynamic range in display. Not just one, but two sizes available. New 6.5" model. 2688x1242. Same size phone as current Plus size, but bigger display. What's bigger than plus size? iPhone Xs Max.




    10:44 am: HDR displays, 120 Hz touch sensing, 3D Touch, tap to wake, True Tone, Wide color.




    10:44 am: Stereo sound better than any iPhone to date. Wider field...great for movies, games, and music.




    10:45 am: Face ID is a huge step forward. So much technology in that little space. Designed with multiple neural networks so it's secure and seamless. On iPhone Xs has faster algorithms and faster Secure Enclave. Most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone.


    10:46 am: Powering Face ID is our A-series chip. What the team has done is truly breakthrough. A12 Bionic. Industry's first 7nm chip.




    10:48 am: Packed with 6.9 billion transistors. 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, neural engine. CPU has 2 high performance and 4 high efficiency cores. GPU is up to 50% faster. Real blow away thing is the neural engine. 8-core dedicated machine learning engine with smart compute to determined where to run a task.


    10:48 am: A11 could process 600 billion operations per second. A12 can process 5 trillion.


    10:49 am: Next-generation image signal processor, HEVC encoder/decoder, faster memory controller for up to 512 GB of storage.


    10:49 am: A12 Bionic without question the smartest and most powerful in a smartphone. Enables so many great experiences that weren't possible before.


    10:52 am: Apps launch up to 30% faster on A12 Bionic. Apps and processes that rely on machine learning...we've used it for years, but what's remarkable this year is it unlocks the power of real-time machine learning. Portrait mode, Animojis, immersive AR, and new Clips app coming this fall will all benefit.

    10:53 am: Siri Shortcuts will let you get more done. Demoing "keynote day" shortcut. Launches Home app scene, orders coffee, starts Apple Music playlists, gets directions.






    10:54 am: Opening up neural engine to Core ML, which gets up to 9x faster on 1/10th the energy. Frees up GPU for other features like AR, which is another area we're focusing on this year.

    10:55 am: ARKit 2, new Measure app, AR Quick Look brings items into the real-world with just a tap.

    10:55 am: A12 Bionic enables next-generation apps. We've got three developers to briefly show you. Todd Howard from Bethesda Game Studios on stage for a demo.


    10:56 am: I wrote my first game when I was 12 on an Apple II. It's amazing how far we've come. We can now start reaching for games that are more than simple diversions. Let's take a look at new Elder Scrolls game, Blades.


    10:57 am: We can pull out all of the detail you'd usually miss from the light and the dark. Lighting can bounce off of the wall. Even reflect off of your sword. We can use stereo widening on the new iPhone to hear the forest around you without headphones.


    10:58 am: What used to be limited to your living room is now available on your phone. We can pull off some incredible environments that just weren't possible before.

    10:59 am: It's not just immersive, it transports you. Blades coming to iOS this fall. Available for pre-order now.


    11:00 am: David Lee from Nex Team and NBA hall of famer Steve Nash on stage to talk about Homecourt.




    11:01 am: New tool to revolutionize basketball training. Recognizes hoop and court automatically, then tracks makes and misses, drawn as an overlay on the court. Real-time player detection. Shot science...measures shooting form and more to analyze performance.

    11:02 am: Gives players immediate feedback on form, release time, and more. As players train with real-time feedback, they gain muscle memory. Great for beginners and pros. Shipping as an update this fall.




    11:03 am: Atli Mar from Directive Games on stage to introduce AR-generated arcade cabinet. And with multi-player AR, everybody can experience it together. Showing Galaga AR.


    11:06 am: Now back to Phil. Talking about camera. You all know it's the most popular smartphone camera, and for great reason.

    11:06 am: Showing a portrait mode photo that appeared on the cover of Time magazine.


    11:09 am: You are going to be blown away with iPhone Xs dual camera system. 12MP wide-angle with all-new sensor, 12MP telephoto. Improved True Tone flash. On the front, TrueDepth 7MP camera has new sensor as well. Image signal processor works with CPU to set exposure, white balance, focus, noise reduction, etc. A12 Bionic does this better than before, but also connects it to the neural engine to do better face detection, facial landmarking with instant red-eye reduction, and better segmentation for portrait mode. 1 trillion operations per photo.






    11:10 am: New Smart HDR feature. Takes HDR so much further. If subject is moving, A12 shoots a 4-frame buffer and interframes to bring out details. Plus a long exposure for better shadow detail. Automatically selects best parts of each and combines them for beautiful photos.












    11:14 am: Showing examples of Smart HDR photos. Now showing breakthrough bokeh capabilities. New depth slider in portrait mode to adjust depth of field after taking the picture.




    11:16 am: iPhone Xs has four microphones to record stereo sound. Showing demo video of cyclists.








    11:17 am: Battery life: iPhone Xs has up to 30 minutes more than iPhone X. iPhone Xs Max up to 90 minutes longer than iPhone X.




    11:19 am: Dual SIM capability...keep two phone numbers, two different plans, or travel with local plan. Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS): both lines are active, and whichever gets the call goes active. Uses eSIM, and software helps you easily keep track od which line is which. Needs carrier support, and we're working with many to roll it out this fall. Physical SIM and eSIM worldwide on Xs and Xs Max, except in China, where it's dual physical SIMs.


    11:21 am: Recapping iPhone Xs features. Lisa Jackson on stage to talk environmental friendliness.

    11:23 am: Apple now runs on 100% renewable energy. That includes Apple Park with solar panels and directed biogas. But also our data centers. People said it couldn't be done, but we did it. Now we're on to our next challenge...ending mining of materials. So let's take a look at material innovations in iPhone Xs. Now using recycled tin in the logic board. This prevents mining of over 10,000 tons of tin ore per year. Reducing use of traditional plastics and transitioning to recycled and bio-based.

    11:25 am: Focus on durability. Everything back to the iPhone 5s runs iOS 12, and keeping devices longer is the best thing for the planet. And when you're done, we have Apple GiveBack. Bring it in or mail it in, and we'll assess it. Either give you value if it can be reused, or recycle it.

    11:26 am: Phil back on stage. So iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max. They are stunning, best phones we've ever made. We want to reach as many customers as we can, so that's why we're excited to show you one more iPhone. Video time!






    11:27 am: So excited to introduce you to the iPhone Xr. 7000 series aerospace grade aluminum. Incredible new finishes...white, black, blue, coral, yellow.






    11:29 am: Even a Product Red one. All of these have IP67 protection against dust and liquids. Display is what strikes you. LCD, but for the first time goes edge to edge. Most advanced LCD ever in a smartphone...calling it Liquid Retina. 6.1" on the diagonal 1792x828, 326 ppi.






    11:30 am: Tap to wake, 120 Hz touch sensitivity, True Tone, wide color, no home button. Same gestures as iPhone X. No 3D Touch, but new feature called Haptic touch. Face ID.






    11:32 am: Faster Face ID algorithms, faster Secure Enclave. A12 Bionic chip with real-time machine learning. 12MP single camera. Same exact wide-angle camera as in Xs and Xs Max.




    11:32 am: Can do portrait mode photos, showing examples. Same bokeh as Xs and Xs Max, and depth control.


    11:34 am: TrueDepth camera with portrait selfies. Battery life 90 minutes longer than iPhone 8 Plus.




    11:35 am: Huge day for iPhone...three new models. Showing a product video with Jony Ive.


    11:38 am: iPhone Xs is completely uncompromising. iPhone Xs Max has the largest display ever on an iPhone. Custom developed stainless steel in three finishes including new gold. Better water and dust resistance, most durable glass ever on a smartphone. Face ID reinvents secure unlock, login, and payments. A12 Bionic is the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. More advanced dual camera system and neural engine takes us to a new era of photography. Smart HDR gives us images like never before.


    11:39 am: iPhone Xr integrates the same breakthrough technologies. Entirely new range of finishes. All-screen Liquid Retina display is most advanced and color accurate display in smartphone. Machine learning can recognize subjects, depth of field is adjustable, and more.

    11:40 am: iPhone Xr in 64/128/256 GB options starting at $749. Pre-order October 19, shipping October 26.










    11:41 am: iPhone Xs in 64/256/512 GB, starts at $999. iPhone Xs Max in same configurations starting at $1099. Pre-order September 14, ships September 21. Second wave comes just a week later on September 28. Fastest geographic rollout we've ever had.


    11:41 am: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from $449, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus from $599.






    11:42 am: iOS 12 launches Monday.


    11:43 am: Tim Cook back on stage with brief HomePod update. Talking about stereo pairing and AirPlay 2. Identify songs by lyrics, multiple timers, make and receive calls, find your iPhone. Apple TV to get Dolby Atmos. Updates coming Monday.


    11:44 am: macOS Mojave coming September 24.

    11:44 am: Tim is now recapping today's announcements.


    11:46 am: Tim thanking everyone for watching, and everyone at Apple. Event is over.


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    Звучит клёво, чего уж там. Да и мир выглядит весьма колоритным. Трейлер хочется пересматривать, чтобы подмечать детали вроде надписи на стене "Задорнов был прав". Словом, зачет. Интересно, что из всего этого вырастет. Берем проект на заметку.

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    नई दिल्ली।  गुजरात कैडर के पूर्व आईपीएस संजीव भट्ट इन दिनों जेल में हैं, बता दें कि संजीव भट्ट गुजरात के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री और वर्तमान प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के कट्टर आलोचको में से एक रहे हैं। अब उन्हें गुजरात की एक निचली अदालत ने दस दिने के रिमांड पर भेज दिया है। गुजरात में मोदी शासन के दौरान सांप्रदायिक दंगो के बाद एनकाऊंटर हुए थे इन एनकाऊंटर पर सवालिया निशान लगे हुए हैं और उनकी जांच चल रही है। संजीव भट्ट ने भी इन एनकाऊँटरों पर सवाल उठाए थे। अब पूर्व आईपीएस के समर्थन में वरिष्ठ पत्रकार एंव इतिहासकार अमरेश मिश्रा आए हैं।

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              अमेरिकी लड़की के साथ होटल स्टाफ ने किया यौन उत्पीड़न      Cache   Translate Page      
    नई दिल्ली। अमेरिका की एक ट्रैवर ब्लॉगर जब भारत घूमने आई तो उसके साथ कितना शर्मनाक बर्ताव हुआ, इसका खुलासा उसने खुद किया है.

    जॉर्डन टेलर नाम की इस महिला ने बताया कि नई दिल्ली में पुरुष बार-बार उसके पास आ रहे थे, उसे दबोचने की कोशिश कर रहे थे. वे मुझे छू रहे थे. उस वक्त मेरा बॉयफ्रेंड भी साथ था. सोशल मीडिया पर ट्रैवललाइट नाम ब्लॉग लिखने वाली जॉर्डन को एक होटल में कैसे प्रताड़ित किया गया, इसका खुलासा उन्होंने खुद किया है.

    जॉर्डन अपने बॉयफ्रेंड लिविवो के साथ भारत आई थीं और उन्होंने दिल्ली के पहाड़गंज स्थित मेन बाजार रोड पर एक ओयो रूम्स में कमरा बुक किया था. लेकिन किसी काम से लिविवो को उससे पहले ही वापस जाना पड़ा. इसके बाद जो हुआ, उसे बताते हुए डर जॉर्डन की बातों में साफ झलकता है. जॉर्डन ने कहा, होटल का स्टाफ मेरा यौन उत्पीड़न करने लगा, जिसके बाद मुझे खुद को कमरे में बंद रखने पर मजबूर होना पड़ा.

    जॉर्डन ने कहा, उत्पीड़न तब ज्यादा बढ़ गया, जब लिविवो को चार दिन पहले भारत छोड़कर लौटना पड़ा. जैसे ही लिविवो एयरपोर्ट रवाना हुआ, स्थितियां और भी खौफनाक हो गईं. ब्लॉग में जॉर्डन ने लिखा, ”जैसे ही लिविवो ने होटल छोड़ा, स्टाफ का बर्ताव अचानक बदल गया. एक वक्त एेसा आया, जब उन्होंने सीढ़ियों पर भी मुझे फॉलो किया. उन्होंने कमरे में कई बार फोन किया और मैं जानती थी कि वे होटल के कर्मचारी हैं, क्योंकि फोन वहीं इस्तेमाल हो सकता था. वे फोन पर सेक्शुअल आवाजें भी निकालते थे”.

    जॉर्डन ने लिखा, ”मेरे भारत छोड़ने से दो दिन पहले किसी ने दरवाजा खटखटाया, लेकिन मैंने नहीं खोला. एक घंटे बाद वह शख्स दोबारा लौटा और कोई भारी चीज दरवाजे पर मारी, लेकिन मैंने तब भी कोई प्रतिक्रिया नहीं दी. इसके बाद किसी ने कथित तौर पर बाहर से कमरे का एसी बंद कर दिया. इसके बाद उन्होंने दरवाजा खटखटाया और कहा कि AC खराब हो गया है, हम ठीक करने आए हैं. लेकिन मैंने मना कर दिया.फोन पर भी उन्होंने यही बात कही.” कुछ देर बाद उन्होंने कमरे का वाई-फाई भी बंद कर दिया.

    उन्होंने दरवाजा खटखटाना बंद कर दिया, लेकिन मुझे फिर भी दरवाजे के नीचे से परछाइयां दिखाई दे रही थीं. जॉर्डन ने लिखा, ”मुझे पता था कि वे झूठ बोल रहे हैं और मेरे कमरे का AC खराब नहीं हुआ था. मैं जानती थी कि अगर मैंने कमरे का दरवाजा खोला तो…क्योंकि वे किसी भी तरह मेरे कमरे में घुसना चाहते थे.

    जॉर्डन ने बताया, दो दिनों तक एेसा ही चलता रहा, परछाइयां मेरे कमरे के इर्द-गिर्द ही थीं. मेरे कमरे में पानी खत्म हो गया और मैं खाना लेने बाहर भी नहीं जा सकती थी. जिस होटल में रह रही थी, उसी में कैद होकर रह गई. यह बेहद डरावना था. जॉर्डन का डर उस वक्त खत्म हुआ, जब वह एयरपोर्ट के लिए रवाना हुई. उसने गौर किया कि कैसे उस सुबह परछाइयां उसके कमरे के बाहर नजर नहीं आईं. वह एयरपोर्ट के लिए सुबह 3 सुबह ही निकल गई, जिसके बाद उसने चैन की सांस ली. 

              Jeff Kollman: Cosmosquad - "Morbid Tango" live performance!      Cache   Translate Page      


    Cosmosquad, featuring Jeff Kollman, Kevin Chown, and Shane Gaalaas, recently joined Charlie on the Recording Ninja Workshops Live Broadcast.

    Jeff Kollman: Cosmosquad - "Morbid Tango" live performance!

              Gus G: title track from his new album Fearless      Cache   Translate Page      


    Gus G plays a bit of the title track from his new album, “Fearless.” Check out his signature Jackson guitar, with its Seymour Duncan Fire Blackout pickups, and DR strings. He’s plugged into a Blackstar Fly 3 practice amp. Read our interview with Gus in the October issue, http://bit.ly/2NU4A0B

    Gus G

              Why Is The Government Buying Dead And Dying Malls?       Cache   Translate Page      

    For the past year, we've covered the epic collapse of shopping malls - the crowning achievement of the 1980's retail model - with mall vacancies hitting a six-year high in July. 

    Once vacant - or nearly vacant, these once-vibrant malls have become a blight on local communities across the country - driving down nearby property values as we're reminded why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man on the planet. 

    The solution? Local municipalities are using land banks; government-backed or quasi-public entities typically used to buy derelict homes, to snap up the dead malls, reports the Wall Street Journal

    “As we recovered from the recession, the market has reabsorbed some properties but not in the smaller communities that never recovered,” said Frank Alexander, co-founder and senior adviser of the Center for Community Progress, which promotes land banks. “In those places, we’re getting more questions about how to deal with abandoned shopping centers.” -WSJ

    In May, the Springfield, Ohio Clark County Land Reutilization Corp bought the Upper Valley Mall for $3 million, after J.C. Penny and Macy's closed their stores in 2015, while other stores such as Sears and Foot Locker have continued to operate. 

    “Nothing was being done in our opinion,” said Thomas Hale, Clark County land bank executive director. “This is just one project we felt we had to protect.” 

    Hale says he's in talks with potential investors to redevelop the mall into a mixed-use site which would include housing, a soccer field and a smaller retail presence

    In other instances, governments opt to get rid of retail entirely. The City of Memphis purchased Raleigh Springs Mall and demolished it last year to build a new community center. The $28 million Raleigh Town Center, which will have a library, police and traffic precinct, an 11-acre lake and a skate park, is slated to be completed June 2019. -WSJ

    And while malls in rich neighborhoods are doing just fine, growing government involvement with shopping centers in poorer areas is yet another sign that private investors may be losing interest in the vacant properties, even at fire-sale prices. 

    “It’s a new issue,” said Thomas Dobrowski, executive managing director of capital markets at Newmark Knight Frank - a real-estate services firm. “When a mall gets to a point of no return and when no private buyer is willing to reinvest in it, it comes down to the value of the dirt.”

    That said, it's not always easy for governments to snap up the dead and dying properties - as malls have giant footprints which make it tough to propose alternate uses. 

    For big boxes in particular, there are limited uses of that space,” said Michele Wildman, executive director at Genesee County Land Bank, which is currently listing 58 commercial properties for sale - including a 101,900 sqft former Kmart store. The lack of windows and giant footprint have made it difficult to do much with it. 

    Redevelopment plans can also lose traction if city council members and residents can't agree on proposed new uses, while multiple owners and multiple buyers can hinder deals as well. 

    That said, many municipalities have forged ahead with their plans; 

    The petition sped up negotiations for a deal between the remaining owner and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, which had been acquiring pieces of the mall since 2015. The development board bought the final piece eventually. It is now in talks with a developer who has plans to demolish the current building and develop a logistics center there. -WSJ

    “I’m hoping we can move it along for the community,” said Sheila Sweeney, chief executive officer at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. “People really want something to happen, but right now it’s sitting there decaying.


              The Fitness Marshall Brings the Energy With New Dance Video to "Only Wanna Dance With You"      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Fitness Marshall never fails to make fitness fun with his peppy and sexy dance videos. Now, he's turning up the energy with his latest video to Kesha's "Only Wanna Dance With You."

    "Strap on your boots, and get wild to this high-energy (and criminally underrated) Kesha track," The Fitness Marshall told POPSUGAR. "This dance is purely FEEL GOOD, so if you need to smile, this might do the trick."

    Watch the video above, and get ready to break a sweat - with a smile on your face!


               i got to work on this video but better yet this video is really...      Cache   Translate Page      


     i got to work on this video but better yet this video is really good. check it ouuuuuut. (directed by jonathan frey)


              greattimesshow: Great times is MONDAY DEC. 14TH and it looks...      Cache   Translate Page      


    greattimesshow:

    Great times is MONDAY DEC. 14TH and it looks like we’ll get another drop in from shock comic KRIS FUGGIN KRINGLE. Just look how he #KRINGLED our audience last year! 

    Here’s a video of HOLIDAY SHOCK COMIC KRIS “FUGGIN” KRINGLE from his drop in set at last December’s GREAT TIMES.

    This Monday, KRIS FUGGIN KRINGLE is back at GREAT TIMES. BE THERE. GET SHOCKED.


              HALLOWEEN JAM      Cache   Translate Page      


    HALLOWEEN JAM


              justcraig: Seven years ago, Josh Lay, Cory Cavin and I...      Cache   Translate Page      


    justcraig:

    Seven years ago, Josh Lay, Cory Cavin and I redefined Halloween humor. We defined it as, “unfunny and pun related.”

    But don’t take my word for it; my mom called this video “…not funny.”

    BoogerFace57 said: “That was terrible. I don’t like Craig Rowan (sic) or think he’s funny at all anyway, but that was really bad. Just awful. That was a horrible Best Night Ever.”

    This will be posted every year around Halloween (In fact, this year I straight up copied and pasted the entire post from last year).*

    *The whole post above was copy and pasted last year, so I copy and pasted it again this year.**

    **Guess what, I copied and pasted it again this year. Happy Halloween.***

    ***Yet again, I copied it and pasted it. What a life, huh? Safe trick or treating!****

    ****Call me Mr. Predictable… I copied and pasted again. Sue me.

    *****Craig kept the tradition alive. Best Fright Ever returns.


              BOUDIOUCK PEUL : assoiffées, les populations manifestent (vidéo)      Cache   Translate Page      
    BOUDIOUCK PEUL : assoiffées, les populations manifestent (vidéo)
    Les populations du village de Boudiouck Peul (Commune de GANDON) sont dans tous leurs états. Elles ont arboré des brassards rouges, mercredi, pour exprimer leur ras-le-bol devant l’indisponibilité de l’eau potable dans leur localité située à une dizaine de kilomètres de Saint-Louis.

    «  À chaque campagne électorale, on nous nous promet une extension et ceci, depuis 2012 », fulminent les manifestants qui déclarent « non gratta » dans leur village, les politiciens de l’Alliance pour la République (APR).

    « Aux législatives, ils nous avaient dit que le réseau se trouvait à Khar YALLA et qu’après, il serait prolongé, ici. Cela n’a pas été fait », crie un manifestant. « Nous ne pouvons plus accepter que l’on nous considère comme des écervelés. Nous voulons que cela cesse », a-t-il ajouté.

    Les populations révèlent qu’ils dépensent plus de 750 FCFA par jour pour se procurer de la source de vie. Des charrettes d’ânes sont utilisées pour l’acheminement de l’eau de puits dans les concessions, non loin de l’Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis.

    « Nous les femmes du village nous souffrons gravement. Nous endurons quotidiennement la corvée d’eau. Nous sommes, toutes, contraintes de la supporter. Cette situation ne peut pas continuer. Nous demandons au président de la République, lui-même, de nous venir aider. Les politiciens à qui il a remis la charge de nous assister ne le font pas », a déclaré l’une d’elles. 


    >>> Suivez leur cri de coeur ...
     

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              Advogada negra é algemada durante confusão em audiência no RJ      Cache   Translate Page      
    Policiais militares algemaram e prenderam uma advogada negra durante audiência no 3º Juizado Especial Cível de Duque de Caxias, na Baixada Fluminense, na terça-feira (11/9).
    A confusão teve início depois que uma juíza leiga identificada como Ethel de Vasconcelos e a advogada Valéria dos Santos se desentenderam sobre incluir ou não uma contestação no processo em análise. A discussão foi gravada em vídeos e revelada pela TV Globo.
    Imagens mostraram a advogada Valéria dos Santos discutindo com a juíza leiga, que afirmava querer encerrar a sessão, enquanto a advogada alegava ainda não ter terminado o trabalho dela e feito as contestações do caso.
    A discussão prosseguiu, e a juíza pediu que a advogada se retirasse da sala. Ela afirmou que não sairia antes da chegada do representante da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB), responsável por atuar em casos de suspeita de desrespeito ao trabalho dos profissionais da classe. A juíza afirmou que ela tinha que esperar o delegado da OAB fora da sala. Diante do impasse, a juíza resolveu chamar a polícia.
    Algemada, a advogada foi levada para o corredor. Ela chegou a ser levada para a delegacia de Duque de Caxias e só foi libertada quando o delegado da OAB mandou retirar as algemas. A Ordem afirmou que vai pedir o afastamento da juíza e dos dois policiais que aparecem nas imagens.
    Racismo
    Ao comentar após o ocorrido, Valéria dos Santos afirmou ter sentido um “certo desdém” da profissional que conduzia a audiência. “Não quero colocar a questão do racismo. Quando falamos em racismo, as pessoas falam que é “mimimi”. Não quero isso. Sou mulher e preciso trabalhar. Não tem ninguém que me sustenta”, disse, conforme divulgado pela plataforma Universa.
    Em entrevista ao portal jurídico Jota, Valéria afirmou que, antes mesmo do início da audiência, já havia percebido que estava sendo vítima de racismo. “A juíza leiga perguntou se [eu e a cliente] éramos irmãs, talvez pelo fato de nós duas sermos negras. Minha cliente teve de falar: olha, ela é minha advogada”, relatou.
    OAB-RJEm entrevista, o presidente da Comissão de Prerrogativas da OAB-RJ, Luciano Bandeira, afirmou que a detenção da advogada gerou “perplexidade e indignação”.
    “É algo que não ocorria nem na ditadura militar: uma advogada no exercício da profissão presa e algemada dentro de uma sala de audiência. Isso é inconcebível, é uma afronta ao Estado de Direito, à advocacia brasileira e ao direito de defesa”, disse. “Nada justifica o que ocorreu. Mesmo que a advogada estivesse errada em algo, caberia à magistrada registrar essas eventuais falhas em ata, jamais fazer o que fez”, completou.
    Veja a íntegra da reação da OAB-RJ:
    O caso ganhou ampla repercussão e também provocou reações de protesto entre internautas nas redes sociais.

              Retrato do atraso: Armas usadas em presídios da Paraíba seriam ainda “da 1ª Guerra Mundial”      Cache   Translate Page      

    Blog do Helder Moura

    Armas usadas por agentes penitenciários e policiais que atuam em presídios da Paraíba são tão obsoletos, que teriam sido usados ainda na 1ª Guerra Mundial (há 100 anos). Foi o que afirmou o vice-presidente da Associação Nacional dos Agentes Penitenciários, Vagner Falcão, durante o programa Intrometidos: “São fuzis Parafal, totalmente ultrapassados.”
    “Na Paraíba usa esse tipo de armamento, e é o único que tem, não tem outro”, lamenta o sindicalista. E narra como foi o embate com os bandidos que invadiram o PB1 na madrugada da última segunda (dia 10): “Os guariteiros, com Parafal, não tinha poder de reação. (Os bandidos) seguraram os guariteiros na ponta na .50, ora a .50, derruba avião. A .50 fura (paredes) feito papel…”
    CONFIRA O VÍDEO (revelação está a partir do momento 1:31:18).


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    #Política

              Principales problemas de accidentes de tránsito      Cache   Translate Page      


              Matthew McConaughey Once Saved His Baby From a Ram, and, Yeah, That Checks Out      Cache   Translate Page      

    Matthew McConaughey is a man of many mysteries. Despite being an A-list Oscar-winning actor, McConaughey famously has a very laid-back and outdoorsy lifestyle. His love of the outdoors, however, almost got him and his family in some serious trouble on a trip to the Grand Canyon several years ago.

    During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, McConaughey revealed during a game that he once had to rescue his son Levi, who was a baby at the time, from a mountain ram that was charging at them. His solution? Tossing the baby through the air and to his wife. I'm sorry, what? Watch him explain the wild tale above.


              @CHIRPRadio (Week of August 13)      Cache   Translate Page      

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    NEW MEDIA

    TOP OF THE CHIRP CHARTS

    1. Shy Boys - Bell House (Polyvinyl)

    2. Tony Molina – Kill the Lights (Slumberland)

    3. Mako Sica & Hamid Drake – Ronda (Feeding Tube/Astral Spirits)

    For a complete listing of the CHIRP Charts, click here!


              Hyundai Capital America Adopts NICE Cloud Omnichannel Recording Platform to Improve Customer Experience      Cache   Translate Page      
    ...key enabler of these benefits is NICE Engage's ability to support the capture and forwarding of thousands of concurrent IP streams over a single platform in real time, in addition to recording, encrypting and archiving them. It also enables playback ...

              Former Independent Counsel Who Spearheaded Clinton Impeachment Has Some Very Bad News for Donald Trump      Cache   Translate Page      
    “No one is above the law."

    Ken Starr has some really bad news for President Donald Trump. The former independent counsel whose investigation directly led to the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton says, “I think the president can be indicted.”

    Starr is no liberal lawyer. He served as President George H.W. Bush's Solicitor General. John Roberts, now the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, was his deputy. In recent years, Starr served as the Chancellor of Baylor University, a private Christian university based in Waco, Texas.

    “No one is above the law,” Starr told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday. “And so in my judgment the president can in fact be indicted,” he adds, as Mediaite reports.

    Of course, nothing is ever easy – or definitive.

    Starr warns, "we do not have an authoritative resolution on the issue.” And he says it “cannot happen, as I see it, under Justice Department policy that’s enforceable on Bob Mueller,” the special counsel investigating President Trump and Russia's attack on the U.S. election.

    Things can change.

    And Starr also delivers more bad news for this president.

    “The president is subject to subpoena,” Starr says.

    Watch:

     


              Woman on NC Coast Tells MSNBC She's Refusing to Evacuate Her Kids Because There’s ‘Strength in Numbers’      Cache   Translate Page      
    “I think we are going to do everything normally,” she said.

    MSNBC spoke to a North Carolina resident on Wednesday who said that she was not obeying a mandatory hurricane evacuation because there is “strength in numbers.”

    Just hours before Hurricane Florence is set to strike the Carolinas, MSNBC’s Kerry Sanders spoke to a woman named Katie who lives in Carolina Beach, North Carolina with her three children.

    Katie explained that she was refusing to evacuate and instead was planning to “just try to stay safe during the hurricane.”

    “I think we are going to do everything normally,” she said.

    “Why the decision to stay and not fall back further inland?” Sanders asked.

    “From my experience, getting back into town after the storms is very difficult,” the Carolina Beach resident insisted. “Knowing that our family and friends and our home are all here, we didn’t want to leave them unprotected for a prolonged amount of time. We are going to try to stay put.”

    “We have several neighbors saying put,” she added. “We feel there is strength in numbers. We checked in with one another. We are going band together and make it through.”

    It was not immediately clear from Katie’s remarks how “strength in numbers” would protect her family from a Category Four hurricane.

    Watch the video below from MSNBC.


              Bob Woodward Explains in Vivid Detail How Trump Throws Tantrums When Confronted With the Truth on MSNBC's Morning Joe      Cache   Translate Page      
    “I don’t want to hear it,” Trump said, according to Woodward. “... I don’t want to deal with it."

    Bob Woodward explained to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that President Donald Trump is fundamentally incapable of facing reality — and throws tantrums to avoid the truth.

    The journalist and author said much of the best reporting on Trump’s presidency has focused on the Russia investigation, but Woodward said he uncovered a troubling pattern in all of the president’s failures.

    “In the foreign policy areas, the handling of North Korea, Afghanistan, the Middle East, all of the immigration issues, all of the trade issues, I was able to excavate and find out actually what happened,” Woodward said. “This is the pattern — he won’t face what’s real.”

    Woodward had written books on nine presidents from Richard Nixon to Trump, and he said each one is different, but he said the current president has a defining characteristic.

    “I think the key in examining Trump is actually what will he do when people present him with facts?” he said. “For instance, it sounds a little esoteric, but the World Trade Organization, which the United States is a member of — very important, allows us to file complaints of unfair trade practices — and there’s a meeting in the Oval Office and the president says, ‘Well, the World Trade Organization is the worst organization ever. We lose all of our cases.'”

    Trump’s advisers presented him with data that showed the U.S., in fact, won 85.7 percent of the cases it brought before the organization, and he simply rejected their data.

    “He says, ‘No, that’s not true,’ and the people are saying, ‘Look, call the U.S. trade representative, your guy, and he will confirm this,'” Woodward said.

    Woodward said the president simply refused.

    “I don’t want to hear it,” Trump said, according to Woodward. “I don’t want to call him, I don’t want to deal with it.”

    The president flat-our rejects information that challenges his biases and beliefs, the reporter said.

    “At some point, he gets literally where the aides ask him, ‘Where did you get these ideas?'” Woodward said. “And he will say, ‘Well, I’ve had them for 30 years, they’re right and if you disagree, you’re wrong.'”

    Watch:
     


              ΑΛΑΝΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑ ( ΒΙΝΤΕΟ ΦΩΤΟ)12/9/2018       Cache   Translate Page      

    ΝΙΚΟΣ ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΑΚΟΣ 
    ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑ
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              Song of the Day: 'It's All Gone Horribly Wrong' by Saint Etienne      Cache   Translate Page      

    I don't really want to be part of this society anymore ... even the smart people are stupid now.





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    Auburn Pub: If you're voting in tomorrow's New York primary, please consider Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney for attorney general. Not only is he New York's first openly gay member of Congress -- with a hot husband and adorable kids -- he is also fully prepared to hold Trump accountable















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    Amazon&#039;s &#039;The Romanoffs&#039; Trailer Stars Every Actor EverRose Dommu

    Amazon's The Romanoffs isn't quite the live-action Anastasia some of us were hoping for, instead the eight-episode anthology series follows characters who believe themselves to be descendants of the infamous Russian royal family that met a bloody end in the early 20th century. The first full trailer for the series, from Mad Men's Matthew Weiner, stars literally every actor ever: Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells — to name a few.

    Watch the trailer for Amazon's The Romanoffs below.

     

     

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              Goddammit, Michael S. Your Pan Looks Like Shit      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Katie Herzog

    If you read this morning's inaugural Slog AM post by newly minted Slog AM intern Michael Bell, you might have noticed something disgusting:

    WTF, MICHAEL S.???
    WTF, MICHAEL S.???

    I have no problem with pancakes (yay gluten) but the filthy pan and the bacon within it belong to Slog AM reader Michael S. (no relation). I reached out to Michael S. to ask if he's aware of the proper method of cleaning cast iron, and he told me that, despite apparences, his bacon pan isn't actually cast iron but is a ceramic-coated pan from Target, and it's not filthy, it's just scratched to shit.

    My plan to nonconsenually lecture Michael S. on the proper way to clean cast iron was foiled, but, never one to let an opportunity to be a know-it-all pass me by, I did a little digging and found out that whatever Michael is doing in the kitchen is the number one worst thing you can possibly do to a ceramic-coated pan: He's scratching it. This isn't as much of a big deal as it would be if the pan were Teflon or non-stick—scratching those bad boys release harmful chemicals and make your balls shrink and could kill you—but according to Simon, the friendly guy who answered the phone at Sur La Table Seattle, it's still not good for it, which is why Michael S. should put down the fork and pick up the bamboo spatula.

    Michael has no plans—yet—to replace his ceramic pan with cast iron, but, Michael, when you are ready to make the leap, just fucking wash it. Plenty of real cooks will tell you that soap will damage your cast iron and you should use kosher salt and potatoes or some bullshit, but don't fucking listen. It's cast iron. It's not going to break. Just wash the thing and keep it plenty well-seasoned. You're welcome.

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    Unnatural disaster

    by Tom Sullivan

    Call them the “working homeless,” a term now a thing in this "low-wage/high-rent society." Matthew Desmond profiles the struggles of the working poor in a major report for the New York Times. Lack of jobs is not the problem, but lack of jobs that pay enough to live on.

    Productivity has increased 77 percent since 1973. And hourly pay? Twelve percent. If the federal minimum wage had kept pace, it would be over $20 an hour. Instead, it sits at $7.25, poverty level:

    American workers are being shut out of the profits they are helping to generate. The decline of unions is a big reason. During the 20th century, inequality in America decreased when unionization increased, but economic transformations and political attacks have crippled organized labor, emboldening corporate interests and disempowering the rank and file. This imbalanced economy explains why America’s poverty rate has remained consistent over the past several decades, even as per capita welfare spending has increased. It’s not that safety-net programs don’t help; on the contrary, they lift millions of families above the poverty line each year. But one of the most effective antipoverty solutions is a decent-paying job, and those have become scarce for people like Vanessa. Today, 41.7 million laborers — nearly a third of the American work force — earn less than $12 an hour, and almost none of their employers offer health insurance.
    A popular narrative for explaining the lack of social mobility is belief that the poor deserve their lot. They are lazy. They lack ambition. The attitude is social Darwinism from people who loathe Darwin. The poor lack the gene for entrepreneurship. If they are unwilling to work and take risks, let nature take its course.

    But most of the poor do work. They just cannot live on what it pays:
    Americans often assume that the poor do not work. According to a 2016 survey conducted by the American Enterprise Institute, nearly two-thirds of respondents did not think most poor people held a steady job; in reality, that year a majority of nondisabled working-age adults were part of the labor force. Slightly over one-third of respondents in the survey believed that most welfare recipients would prefer to stay on welfare rather than earn a living. These sorts of assumptions about the poor are an American phenomenon. A 2013 study by the sociologist Ofer Sharone found that unemployed workers in the United States blame themselves, while unemployed workers in Israel blame the hiring system. When Americans see a homeless man cocooned in blankets, we often wonder how he failed. When the French see the same man, they wonder how the state failed him.

    If you believe that people are poor because they are not working, then the solution is not to make work pay but to make the poor work — to force them to clock in somewhere, anywhere, and log as many hours as they can. But consider Vanessa. Her story is emblematic of a larger problem: the fact that millions of Americans work with little hope of finding security and comfort. In recent decades, America has witnessed the rise of bad jobs offering low pay, no benefits and little certainty. When it comes to poverty, a willingness to work is not the problem, and work itself is no longer the solution.
    This is not "just the way things are." People make choices, and not just the poor. The economic system we created — invented, honed, and nurtured — was designed by and for the people who use money to make money. It is working very well for them, and they have no interest in helping those lower on the economic ladder climb it. Matt Taibbi wrote of two Americas in "Griftopia,"one for the grifter class and one for everybody else. In everybody-else land ... the government is something to be avoided." For the grifter class, government is "a tool for making money.” Exhibit A: our Grifter-in-Chief.

    Perhaps the two biggest obstacles to reducing the shameful rate of poverty in this "greatest country on earth" is a warped mindset that says the poor are responsible for their poverty, and an economy designed and run to benefit the sharks who ensure they stay there. This is not a boat accident. "Anything we can create we can reinvent," says Gabriella Lemus, president of Progressive Caucus.

    The problem is getting there from here. Time to re-post this video from 2015.



    Make that three obstacles. Problems identified. Solutions proposed. But the issue with videos progressives produce to promote change, Anat Shenker-Osorio (@anatosaurus) wrote in a Facebook post yesterday is failure to communicate:
    Fed Ex is in the business of wage slavery and sells us beautiful tomorrows. Elizabeth Warren is in the business of beautiful tomorrows and sells us algebra homework. Aka “boy have I got a problem for you.” One of these sells the brownie. The other sells the recipe at the back of the cardboard box.
    Here's the message from Fed-Ex Shenker-Osorio cited:



    We're too busy showing off how smart we are to communicate effectively. We're fighting for change with our creativity tied behind our backs. People suffer for it.

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    For The Win 2018 is ready for download. Request a copy of my county-level election mechanics primer at tom.bluecentury at gmail.


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    Bannon's latest play

    by digby



    My Salon column this morning:

    Here's a story that won't merit a lot of discussion in the American press because our political circus and culture war is so loud and raucous that we can't hear much else:
    Sweden headed for a hung parliament after an election on Sunday that saw the popularity of the nationalist Sweden Democrats surge, as one of Europe’s most liberal nations turns right amid fears over immigration.
    Sweden is a social-democratic nation with excellent services, benefits and a very high standard of living. Most Swedish citizens have traditionally held very liberal views on just about everything. But the far right made big gains in this year's election because of immigration and, frankly, race. That's what right-wing "nationalism" in 2018 comes down to. Welcome to our world.

    Sweden isn't the first European country to go this way in recent years. Hungary, Austria, Italy and (in its own manner) Britain have taken rightward turns, and those political movements are picking up steam all over the world. I won't try to analyze the reasons for this. There are hundreds of people trying to sort out where all this is coming from. Let's just say there are tectonic forces at play, from migration caused by war, economic dislocation and climate change to income inequality, corruption and God knows what else. But regardless of the reasons, there is no doubt that something is afoot and it's gaining ground.

    Here in the United States, our version of this phenomenon is Trumpism, an especially cartoonish form of the right-wing nationalism we see elsewhere. Donald Trump is a ridiculous celebrity with a simple-minded set of talking points he's been spouting for decades, along with some recently acquired hate-radio tropes deployed to get his followers excited. Nonetheless, Trumpism is best understood as a variant of the global "alt-right" movement devoted to martial chauvinism, authoritarianism, anti-liberalism, nativism and racism. Perhaps the primary exponent of the current U.S. iteration is former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who is also the former chairman of Breitbart News and now a propaganda filmmaker.

    Bannon's last foray into electoral politics didn't end well when he went down to Alabama to stump for Judge Roy Moore in his ill-fated Senate race. You may recall that his pitch was almost entirely a series of attacks on the Republican leadership:




    Bannon has been traveling all over Europe the past few months, making contacts and forming alliances with the various right-wing movements across the Atlantic, observing how they become dominant in their respective conservative coalitions and forming a new organization he calls "the Movement." Now he has rushed back to the U.S. to join the midterm fray, hoping to foment the paranoia and grievance that defines both Trump and his followers and to reframe the November election as a war for survival.

    This weekend saw the release date of Bannon's new film, "Trump@War." It portrays the Democrats and the media as allied against Donald Trump and, by association, his followers. This strategy goes hand in hand with Bannon's recent proclamation that the Republicans need to run on impeachment.



    There's good reason to believe Bannon is doing at least some of this in order to get back in Trump's good graces, but according to Jonathan Swan at Axios, it isn't working. Or at least it hasn't up until now. However, the second front in Trump's war may prove to be more fruitful. In an interview with Reuters over the weekend, Bannon described the New York Times' recent anonymous op-ed by a senior administration official as an attempted "coup" and compared Trump to Abraham Lincoln, which he knows the president loves:
    “What you saw the other day was as serious as it can get. This is a direct attack on the institutions,” Bannon said during a flying visit to Italy. “This is a coup, okay ... This is a crisis. The country has only ever had such a crisis in the summer of 1862 when General McClellan and the senior generals, all Democrats in the Union Army, deemed that Abraham Lincoln was not fit and not competent to be commander in chief,” Bannon said. “There is a cabal of Republican establishment figures who believe Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. This is a crisis."

    He also claimed that he's not a "conspiracy guy," which will come as a surprise to anyone who's read his writings or watched his films.

    Bannon is a white nationalist propagandist who has openly proclaimed that he wants to create chaos and blow up the existing world order and start over. If he had never been involved with the Trump campaign and hired into the White House he would probably be dismissed as a pseudo-intellectual Alex Jones. But the imprimatur of his association with the president gives him credibility in foreign capitals and could very well be influential in the Trump White House once again if this spirited defense against virtually everyone -- the Democrats, the media and the GOP establishment -- convinces Trump that he's a loyal soldier after all.

    The fight between Trump and the Democrats is a natural political battle, and Trump has repeatedly insisted that he views the media as his enemy. But the ongoing leaking from Trump insiders and the anonymous op-ed could represent a tremendous opportunity for Bannon to flog his crusade against the Republican establishment, which he has considered to be Job One since his Breitbart days.

    But he may have been spending too much time in Europe lately. Bannon has apparently failed to notice that if at one point there was a civil war within the Republican Party, the establishment has unconditionally surrendered. No Republican with any institutional power has done a thing to stop Trump. Some insiders have leaked self-serving stories to the press in order to reassure waffling suburban Republicans that they needn't worry about Trump blowing up the world. That looks a lot like an effort to help the party keep control and further empower his administration.

    Sure, Trump is a crude demagogue. But Republicans have been priming the resentments of their white racist base for decades. How much of a surprise can this really be? The program he's enacting is their program, which they can't bring themselves to oppose no matter how crazy he sounds. They're just worried about losing those voters who find Trump to be too boorish. He doesn't understand that you're supposed to dog-whistle this stuff so you don't humiliate the nice suburban Republicans in front of the neighbors.

    Bannon has said that the far-right European parties are about a year ahead of the United States. He's got that wrong. The European right may be getting its mojo back after a long hiatus, but the American right has been pushing a racist, nationalist politics for decades. It's just talking about it more openly now.



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    The Money Laundering Question

    by digby






    David Leonhardt in the New York Times brings up the elephant in the room:


    Donald Trump has a long history of doing what he thinks is best for Donald Trump. If he needs to discard friends, allies or wives along the way, so be it. “I’m a greedy person,” he has explained.

    It’s important to keep this trait in mind when trying to make sense of the Russia story. Trump’s affinity for Russia, after all, is causing problems for him. It has created tensions with his own staff and his Republican allies in Congress. Most voters now believe he has something to hide. And the constant talk of Russia on television clearly enrages Trump.

    He could make his life easier if only he treated Vladimir Putin the way he treats most people who cause problems — and cast Putin aside. Yet Trump can’t bring himself to do so.

    This odd refusal is arguably the biggest reason to believe that Putin really does have leverage over Trump. Maybe it’s something shocking, like a sex tape or evidence of campaign collusion by Trump himself. Or maybe it’s the scandal that’s been staring us in the face all along: Illicit financial dealings — money laundering — between Trump’s business and Russia.


    The latest reason to be suspicious is Trump’s attacks on a formerly obscure Justice Department official named Bruce Ohr. Trump has repeatedly criticized Ohr and called for him to be fired. Ohr’s sin is that he appears to have been marginally involved in inquiries into Trump’s Russian links. But Ohr fits a larger pattern. In his highly respected three-decade career in law enforcement, he has specialized in going after Russian organized crime.

    It just so happens that most of the once-obscure bureaucrats whom Trump has tried to discredit also are experts in some combination of Russia, organized crime and money laundering.

    It’s true of Andrew McCabe (the former deputy F.B.I. director whose firing Trump successfully lobbied for), Andrew Weissmann (the only official working for Robert Mueller whom Trump singles out publicly) and others. They are all Trump bogeymen — and all among “the Kremlin’s biggest adversaries in the U.S. government,” as Natasha Bertrand wrote in The Atlantic. Trump, she explained, seems to be trying to rid the government of experts in Russian organized crime.

    I realize that this evidence is only circumstantial and well short of proof. But it’s one of many suspicious patterns about Trump and Russia. When you look at them together, it’s hard to come away thinking that the most likely explanation is coincidence.

    Consider: The financially rickety Trump Organization, shunned by most mainstream banks, long relied on less scrupulous Russian investors. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Donald Trump Jr. said a decade ago. “We have all the funding we need out of Russia,” Eric Trump reportedly said in 2013. And what was the rare major bank to work with Trump? Deutsche Bank, which has a history of illegal Russian money laundering.

    Trump also had a habit of selling real estate to Russians in all-cash deals. Money launderers like such deals, because they can turn illegally earned cash into a legitimate asset, usually at an inflated price that rewards the seller for the risk. One especially dubious deal was Trump’s $95 million sale of a Palm Beach house to a Russian magnate in 2008 — during the housing bust, only four years after Trump had bought the house for $41 million.

    Then there is Trump’s paranoia about scrutiny of his businesses. He has refused to release his tax returns. He said that Mueller’s investigation would cross a red line by looking into his finances. When word leaked (incorrectly) that Mueller had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank’s records on Trump, he moved to fire Mueller (only to be dissuaded by aides). Trump is certainly acting as if his business history contains damaging information.

    Leonhardt speaks with Adam Schiff who wants to investigate all this in the ew congress.

    This movie goes into it:



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              "Men must be men, or the world comes crashing down!"      Cache   Translate Page      
    Andrew talks about the lessons he learned from 9-11. If you want to be free, you cannot have equal outcomes. You are going to do some things better than I and I will (hopefully) do something better than you. If you want to be free you can't be always at peace. You have to fight sometimes because people want to enslave you. On 9-11 we should remember what real masculinity looks like and how much we owe to the men of courage in 2001 but also of 9-11-2012 in Benghazi.

    We can't remember pain. All of history eventually becomes a story that we tell. We have to tell it truthfully because there are always people who are willing to tell stories that aren't true. We have to stand on the tower of great ideas. That tower is still standing and we have to never let it fall!

    So much of history is about ideas. We are fighting a philosophy. They are acting on their ideas. Bad ideas make cultures bad and make people do horrible things. Good ideas lift people up and ennoble people.

    Religion matters. "We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights." The government is meant to enforce the will of God. They think the will of God is that you should be slaves. Andrew thinks the government is there to ensure that you are free! To ensure the rights God gave you are put in place.

    Andrew's guest is Spencer Brown from Young Americans for Freedom. He is very impressive!


              Kupas Tuntas Perjudian Online dengan Uang Asli      Cache   Translate Page      

    Saat ini, permainan judi sudah sangat berkembang pesat, baik permainan yang dilakukan secara online maupun offline. Meskipun cara permainannya sedikit berbeda, namun secara umum permainan yang dijalankan sama, yakni dengan menggunakan sistem uang asli. Ya, uang asli memang menjadi salah satu media transaksi yang paling banyak digunakan terutama dalam permainan judi. Selain sebagai alat pembayaran yang sah dan diakui, nyatanya uang ini juga menjadi taruhan yang sangat menguntungkan.

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    • Situs taruhan yang mempunyai daftar nama bank

    Memiliki sejumlah daftar nama bank yang aktif bukan lagi menjadi hal yang aneh bagi banyak situs taruhan online. Justru dengan adanya daftar nama bank tersebut, akan menjadikan situs dan permainan judi online menjadi dipercaya. Terlebih dengan berbagai nama bank yang sudah tidak asing di masyarakat. Berbagai jenis bank inilah yang kemudian akan membantu pemain dalam menjalankan sejumlah transaksi taruhan online yang dimainkannya.

    • Permintaan nomor rekening aktif dari user

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    • Memiliki sistem deposit dan withdraw

    Hal lain yang juga tidak kalah penting ialah adanya sistem deposit dan withdraw. Seperti yang kita tahu, kedua istilah ini merupakan hal penting dalam dunia taruhan online terutama yang menggunakan uang asli. Jika dalam transaksi deposit kamu memasukkan modal uangmu ke dalam taruhan, maka dengan adanya withdraw kamu akan bisa mendapatkan bonus yang sudah diterima lalu kemudian dimasukkan ke dalam rekening aktifmu tersebut.

    Langkah Mudah Menjalankan Taruhan Online Menggunakan Uang Asli

    Setelah mengetahui lebih lanjut mengenai permainan judi online yang menggunakan uang asli, tentu tidak lengkap rasanya apabila kamu tidak mengetahui bagaimana menjalankan taruhan online dengan menggunakan sistem uang asli. Tentunya, bukan hal yang sulit untuk kemudian serangkaian permainan dalam situs judi yang kamu akses. Nah, jika kamu masih merasa kebingungan bagaimana cara memainkan taruhan tersebut dan mendapatkan berbagai bonus yang ada di dalamnya, yuk simak dulu ulasannya berikut.

    • Hal pertama yang musti kamu lakukan ialah melakukan pendaftaran di situs judi yang diinginkan. Pastikan kamu sudah mengetahui apakah situs taruhan yang kamu inginkan tersebut memang memiliki sistem uang asli ini atau tidak. Jika memang sudah dipastikan keasliannya, maka kamu tinggal melakukan pendaftaran akun seperti biasanya. Jangan lupa untuk selalu mengisi identitas diri dengan benar dan sesuai.
    • Selanjutnya, mengisi deposit. Tahap ini akan selalu kamu alami jika menjalankan taruhan online dengan sistem uang asli. Tentunya, uang taruhan yang masuk ke kantong deposit sangatlah berbeda untuk setiap situs taruhan. Biasanya, cukup uang 10.000 hingga 50.000 saja, kamu bisa langsung mendapatkan fasilitas taruhan yang kamu inginkan. Sangat murah, bukan?
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    Untungnya Menjalankan Taruhan Online dengan Uang Asli

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    • Hal lain yang juga tidak kalah menguntungkan dari taruhan online yang menggunakan uang asli ialah banyaknya permainan yang berkualitas. Ya, kualitas taruhan dari situs judi yang menggunakan uang asli sangatlah mudah diidentifikasi. Misalnya saja dengan adanya berbagai permainan yang tidak mengandung robot hingga sejumlah interface yang menarik.
    • Sistem keamanan yang terjamin juga akan sangat banyak didapatkan oleh semua pemain terutama yang menjalankan taruhan online di situs judi dengan uang asli. Ya, sistem keamanan memang menjadi hal yang sangat penting mengingat berbagai data dan taruhan yang kamu mainkan terekam semua dalam situs judi tersebut.

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    The post Kupas Tuntas Perjudian Online dengan Uang Asli appeared first on Noli Italian Cafe.


              Blade Freestyle on Kiss FM      Cache   Translate Page      
    Here's a brief piece of audio circa 1990 I recorded from Richie Rich's Rap Academy on Kiss FM.
    First half is a live set from Blade while the rest is DJ Renegade beat-juggling Al Naafiysh.

    Apologies for sound quality which I put down to a dodgy reception in my bathroom. I was having a bath whilst listening if I'm being honest.
    Also my PC wasn't very powerful and caused a few skips when converting.


              Na caça ao mandante, PF apreende todos os computadores de Lan House em MG      Cache   Translate Page      


    A Polícia Federal trabalha sem alarde, mas seguindo a linha de que o atentado sofrido pelo deputado Jair Bolsonaro teve um mandante.


    A história criada pela Rede Globo, aventando uma possível debilidade de Adelio Bispo de Oliveira e sustentando que se tratava de um ‘lobo solitário’ está completamente descartada.

    Na realidade foi mais um desserviço informativo prestado pela emissora. Adelio era uma liderança de esquerda, detentor de 15.558 seguidores no Facebook e ativista atuante nas redes sociais.

    Nesta segunda-feira (10), silenciosamente, a PF apreendeu todos os computadores de uma lan house em Juiz de Fora.

    O criminoso frequentava o local diariamente, mesmo possuindo um notebook e quatro celulares, dois deles com acesso a internet.

    Para não deixar pistas, Adelio utilizava os computadores da lan house para fazer contatos com pessoas que não podiam ser contactadas a partir de seus próprios aparelhos ou de seu notebook.


    Por outro lado, a análise das declarações de Adelio, notadamente da audiência de custódia, demonstram que se trata de uma pessoa bem articulada, que escolhe as palavras a serem ditas e que tem uma linha bem definida, pensada e bem longe da debilidade.

    Adelio estava no estrito cumprimento de uma missão e, como ele próprio disse, “houve um imprevisto”.

    Veja abaixo o vídeo com a íntegra da audiência de custódia:







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              VÍDEO: Agressor de Bolsonaro diz que deu “resposta a ameaças” do candidato      Cache   Translate Page      


    Com frases pausadas e bom vocabulário, Adélio Bispo de Oliveira, que esfaqueou Jair Bolsonaro na última quinta-feira (6) em Juiz de Fora (MG), disse que “pretendia dar pelo menos uma resposta, um susto” ao candidato do PSL à Presidência.


    Referindo-se ao ataque como “incidente” e “imprevisto” e sem citar nenhuma vez o nome de Bolsonaro, o agressor deu a seguinte explicação: “Eu, como milhões de pessoas, pelos discursos da pessoa referida [Bolsonaro], me sinto ameaçado literalmente, como tantos milhões de pessoas. Aquela certeza de que cedo ou tarde ele vai cumprir aquilo que está prometendo tão veementemente pelo país todo, contra pessoas como eu exatamente.”

    O video em que Adélio Bispo fala pela primeira vez foi gravado durante a audiência de custódia, ocorrida na última sexta-feira (7) em Juiz de Fora, e está disponível nas redes sociais.

    Ele admite ter cometido o atentado por motivos políticos e religiosos. Revela também, perguntado pelos advogados de defesa, que não tem tomado medicações psiquiátricas. Ele também afirmou que, desde o momento em que foi preso, sofreu em Juiz de Fora “humilhações verbais” e agressões de agentes prisionais supostamente simpatizantes de Bolsonaro.

    Adélio foi indiciado na Lei de Segurança Nacional pela Polícia Federal, por admitir a motivação política do crime, e foi transferido pela Polícia Federal (PF) para o presídio federal de Campo Grande, onde encontra-se isolado, por questões de segurança, dos demais detentos. O inquérito apura se há mais envolvidos no ataque a Bolsonaro – hipótese negada pelo agressor.

    Dores e remédios

    No início da audiência, Bispo alegou dificuldades para falar por sentir dores nos pulmões e nas costelas, por conta das agressões sofridas desde o momento de sua prisão, ao ser imobilizado por policiais e agredido por supostos militantes do PSL.

    O agressor foi preso no Centro de Remanejamento do Sistema Prisional (Ceresp), onde, segundo ele, dividiu com outros seis presos uma cela projetada para duas pessoas.

    Perguntado sobre medicações controladas receitadas por psiquiatras, ele disse já ter tomado remédios bastante fortes, mas que, como não tem ido ao médico, não tem usado nenhum nos últimos dias.

    “Já tomei diferentes tipos de remédios controlados. Tem um, que não me recordo o nome, que é extremamente forte e derruba em menos de 15 minutos. Também fiz uso do Pamelor 50 [antidepressivo], que é mais brando. Fiz uso de um terceiro que não me lembro mais, mas não estou fazendo uso regular neste momento. Faz um bom tempo que não visito o médico”, disse o autor do atentado.







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              3 Things to Immediately Do When the Devil Attacks You      Cache   Translate Page      

    Kyle Winkler says the three steps experts give for people who encounter lions in the wild are the same three steps believers should follow if they are attacked by the devil. He explains those steps and relates them to the spiritual realm in this short, powerful video.


              Bethel Worship Star Joins Forces with IHOP for National Event      Cache   Translate Page      

    Bethel pastor and worship leader Jeremy Riddle has joined with the International House of Prayer for an upcoming conference. Riddle will be a guest worship leader at this year's Onething 2018 conference. Find out more by watching the video or visiting the website.


              Grammy Nominee Stuns By Translating 'Psalm 42' Into Music      Cache   Translate Page      

    "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." Longtime Christians may recognize that as Psalm 42:1, but it's also the chorus of Tori Kelly's "Psalm 42." The Christian singer-songwriter, who was nominated at the Grammys for "Best New Artist," translated the classic Psalm into music. Watch the music video here.


              पुलिस विभाग में सब इंस्पेक्टर एवं कांस्टेबल के पदों पर निकली भर्ती, 12 वीं पास करें अप्लाई      Cache   Translate Page      

    जॉब्स डेस्क। अगर आप सरकारी नौकरी पाने का इंतजार कर रहे है तो आज हम आपके लिए एक अच्छी खबर लेकर आए है। दरअसल अभी हाल ही में भारत-तिब्बत सीमा पुलिस बल ने सब इंस्पेक्टर एवं कांस्टेबल पदों के लिए निकाली सरकारी भर्ती इस सरकारी भर्ती के लिए आवेदन करने से पहले आवश्यक जानकारियाँ जरूर पढ़ लें जिसके बाद ही आवेदक अपना आवेदन करें।

    योग्यता- 12 वीं पास आवश्यक है। 

    पदों की संख्या- 390 

    पदों का नाम- 1. सब इंस्पेक्टर 2. हेड कांस्टेबल 3. कांस्टेबल 

    अंतिम तिथि- 03-10-2018

    सिलेक्शन- इस नौकरी के लिए डाक्यूमेंट्स वेरिफिकेशन, फिजिकल स्टैण्डर्ड टेस्ट, फिजिकल एफिसिएंशी टेस्ट, लिखित परीक्षा, प्रैक्टिकल / स्किल टेस्ट और मेडिकल एग्जामिनेशन के अनुसार चयन किया जायेगा।

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    2.40 लाख में प्लॉट जयपुर: 21000 डाउन पेमेन्ट शेष राशि 18 माह की आसान किस्तों में Call:09314166166

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    फीस- सामान्य वर्ग के लिए 200 (पोस्ट - 1) / 100 (पोस्ट - 2,3) (General/OBC Male) / निःशुल्क (SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/Female - सभी पोस्ट के लिए) /- है।

    आवेदन कैसे करें- आवेदन करने के लिए उम्मीदवार दी गयी ऑफीशियल वेबसाइट: http://recruitment.itbpolice.nic.in से आवेदन कर सकते है।


              गणेश चतुर्थी 2018: आज मनाई जाएगी गणेश चतुर्थी, जानिए शुभ मुहूर्त       Cache   Translate Page      

    धार्मिक डेस्क। भारत में कुछ त्यौहार धार्मिक पहचान के साथ-साथ क्षेत्र विशेष की संस्कृति के परिचायक भी हैं। इन त्यौहारों में गणेश चतुर्थी पर्व का विशेष महत्व माना जाता है। इस बार 13 सितंबर से गणेश चतुर्थी का पर्व शुरू हो जाएगा। किसी भी काम में बाधा हो तो भगवान गणपति की उपासना से तत्काल उससे मुक्ति मिल सकती है।

    वैसे तो गणेश की कई तरह से पूजा होती है। लेकिन इस लेख में भगवान गणपति के कुछ ऐसे प्रभावशाली मंत्र जिससे कम श्रम व समय में बड़ी उपलब्धि हासिल करना संभव होगा।

    ू

    एक तरफ भक्तों के लिए वे विध्न विनाशक है तो दूसरी ओर विघ्नकर्ता भी है। भगवान गणेश बुद्धि के देवता हैं।

    ू

    इनकी पूजा से ऐश्वर्य की प्राप्ति होती है। ज्योतिषयों के अनुसार इस साल चतुर्थी वाले दिन काफी अच्छे संयोग बन रहे है।

    ू

    इस बार गणेश उत्सव 13 से 23 सितंबर तक चलेगा।

    2.40 लाख में प्लॉट जयपुर: 21000 डाउन पेमेन्ट शेष राशि 18 माह की आसान किस्तों में Call:09314166166

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    चतुर्थी तिथि प्रारम्भ -12सितम्बर 2018 को 16: 07 बजे
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              DTNS 3366 – Anyone for XS?      Cache   Translate Page      


    Apple’s latest announcement revealed a new slate of iPhones, Watches and features and we knock our heads together to break it all down for you.

    Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson.

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    A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible.

    If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you!

    Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme!

    Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo!

    Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes!

    Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit

    Show Notes
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              WTA оригінально привітала Світоліну з днем народження: яскраве відео      Cache   Translate Page      
    Жіноча тенісна асоціація (WTA) не забула, що 12 вересня святкує свій день народження шоста ракетка планети – українська Еліна Світоліна.

    Перша ракетка України відсвяткувала свій 24-й день народження.

    WTA привітала українку емоційним відео, на якому Світоліна тільки те й робить, що сміється і святкує перемоги.

    Ролик з'явився на сторінках асоціації у соцмережах.

    У свій день народження Світоліна зізналась, що любить проводити його наодинці і показала, як зустріла цей день.

    Хто така Еліна Світоліна: дивіться відео

    Пройдіть тест: Тигриця чи левиця? Що ви знаєте про Еліну Світоліну


              Справа нападу на Катерину Гандзюк: як правоохоронці намагаються приховати замовника      Cache   Translate Page      
    Адвокат Масі Найєм переконує, що українські правоохоронці бояться видати замовника нападу на активістку та співробітницю міськради Херсона Катерину Гандзюк, оскільки той може багато чого розповісти.

    Раніше у коментарі ресурсу "Цензор.нет" генпрокурор Юрій Луценко заявив, що у рамках розслідування замаху на Катерину Гандзюк є два провадження: за виконавцями (його веде поліція) та щодо замовників (його розслідує Служба безпеки Україн), а прокурорська група у цій справі за необхідності координує їхні дії.

    Крім того, очільник ГПУ зауважив, що ключове питання стосується того, хто організовував і замовляв цю справу.

    "Організатора ми бачимо, і до вчорашнього дня він мовчав. Від його найближчих свідчень у СБУ залежить відповідь, хто замовник", – зазначив Луценко.

    У зв’язку з такими словами адвокат Масі Найєм зробив кілька зауважень.

    За його словами, генеральний прокурор намагається не побачити умислу у діях співробітників Херсонської поліції, колі ті "знайшли" Сергія Новікова.

    Юрій Луценко прямо так і каже, що це було фактично зроблено для того, щоб справу повністю не забрало СБУ, оскільки тоді у поліції не буде можливості впливати на розслідування, відтак заважати дати відповідь на питання "Хто замовив Катю Гандзюк?" На це вказує й той факт, що поліція настільки поспішала, оскільки підозра була фактично необґрунтованою. І це все лише доводить здогадки, що замовника хочуть приховати. Чому? Бо він надто багато може розповісти, якщо "свої ж" його здадуть, 
    – зауважив правозахисник.

    Водночас він додає, що кваліфікація злочину – це не примха, а "точна кримінально-правова оцінка, конкретної небезпечної дії в суспільстві".

    "Повноваженням кваліфікації злочину є його склад. У складі злочину є суб'єктивна сторона злочину. А суб'єктивна сторона злочину має ознаки такі, як мотив, мета. Тобто якщо виконавці визнали, що робили це на замовлення, то й кваліфікувати треба цей злочин як замовний. Сам той факт, що поліція не розслідує цей злочин як замовний і доводить, що вона боїться видати замовника", – вважає Найєм.

    Також юрист звинуватив ГПУ у тому, що вони, аби знайти замовника, не здійснюють якихось інших дій, окрім допиту організатора.


              Хотів прислужитися Путіну, а той його кинув: історія Вострікова, сім'я якого загинула в Кемерові      Cache   Translate Page      
    Ігор Востріков, житель Кемерово, в березні втратив на пожежі в місцевому торговому центрі сестру, дружину та трьох дочок. Масова загибель дітей тоді мало не призвела до народного бунту. Причому одним з найбільш активних протестувальників спочатку був сам Востріков. Але влада швидко зорієнтувалася, з ним провели "бесіду", пообіцяли депутатський мандат та інші блага.

    Про це у своєму відеоблозі "Безумный мир" розповів Іван Яковина.

    "Після цього Востріков записав дивне відеозвернення, в якому похвалив місцевого губернатора, облизав Володимира Путіна і звинуватив в події "майданщиків". Де він їх там знайшов – незрозуміло", – нагадав журналіст.

    Також він розповів, що минулого понеділка з'ясувалося, що ні постів, ні посад у Вострікова не буде. Зрештою, його кинули: "Єдина Росія", від якої йому пообіцяли зайти в в місцевий парламент, його туди не провела".

    востриков
    Востріков і родичі

    Вострікова використовували, як всім відоме гумовий виріб, і викинули. Він залишився без сестри, без дружини, без трьох дочок, без людської гідності і без звичайної совісті. Ну а тепер – і без солодкої, багатої посади, заради якої він зрадив пам'ять про все, що йому було дорого,
    – наголосив Яковина.

    "Я не хочу робити тут висновків про самого Вострікова – він вже і так отримав своє. Але тут важливо, що навіть в такому, начебто винятковому, випадку російська влада все одно повела себе максимально скотськи. Підкоряючись якійсь диявольській логіці, вона вже сама активно знищує те невелике, що залишилося від її легітимності. І, загалом, правильно робить", – додав журналіст.

    Відео повного випуску відеоблогу Івана Яковини "Безумный мир" за 12 вересня 2018

     


              UIDAI dismisses reports about the alleged hack of Aadhaar enrolment software      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on 11 September dismissed reports of hacking of Aadhaar enrolment software as 'completely incorrect and irresponsible' and said some vested interests were deliberately trying to create confusion among people.

    The denial came after an investigation by HuffPost India revealed that the Aadhaar database, which contains the biometrics and personal information of over one billion Indians, ' had been compromised by a software patch which disables critical security features of the software used to enrol new Aadhaar users'.

    According to the report, any unauthorised person from anywhere in the world can generate Aadhaar ID using the patch which is freely available for Rs 2,500.


    UIDAI dismisses reports about the alleged hack of Aadhaar enrolment software

    Woman using an iris scanner for UIDAI Aadhaar registration. Image: Reuters

    The UIDAI said the claims about Aadhaar being vulnerable to tampering lacked substance and were totally baseless.

    "Certain vested interests are deliberately trying to create confusion in the minds of people which is completely unwarranted," a statement issued by the organisation said.

    It added that the UIDAI matches all the biometric (10 fingerprints and both iris) of a resident enrolling for Aadhaar with the biometrics of all Aadhaar holders before issuing the unique ID.

    "UIDAI has taken all necessary safeguard measures spanning from providing standardized software that encrypts entire data even before saving to any disk, protecting data using tamper proofing, identifying every one of the operators in every enrolment, identifying every one of thousands of machines using a unique machine registration process, which ensures every encrypted packet is tracked," the statement said.

    #PressStatement

    UIDAI hereby dismisses a news report appearing in social and online media about Aadhaar Enrolment Software being allegedly hacked as completely incorrect and irresponsible. 1/n

    ― Aadhaar (@UIDAI) 11 September 2018

    It said all measures to ensure end-to-end security of resident data were taken including full encryption of resident data at the time of capture, tamper resistance, physical security, access control, network security, stringent audit mechanism, round the clock security and fraud management system monitoring.

    Earlier, a report by HuffPost said a software patch available for as little as Rs 2,500 lets a user bypass critical security features such as biometric authentication of enrolment operators to generate unauthorised Aadhaar numbers. It said the patch also disables the GPS security feature of the software allowing anyone from any location to enrol users.

    UIDAI clarified that no operator can make or update Aadhaar unless resident himself gives his biometric.

    "Any enrolment or update request is processed only after biometrics of the operator is authenticated and resident's biometrics is de-duplicated at the backend of UIDAI system," it said.

    It added that as part of its 'stringent' enrolment and updation process, UIDAI checks enrolment operator's biometric and other parameters before processing the enrolment or updates and only after all checks are found to be successful, enrolment or update of aresident is further processed.

    "Therefore it is not possible to introduce ghost entries into Aadhaar database."

    UIDAI said that even in a hypothetical situation where a ghost enrolment or update packet is sent to the UIDAI by some 'manipulative attempt', the same is identified by the robust back-end system and all such enrolment packets get rejected and no Aadhaar is generated.

    "Also, the concerned enrolment machines and the operators are identified, blocked and blacklisted permanently from the UIDAI system. In appropriate cases, police complaints are also filed for such fraudulent attempts," it said.

    If an operator is found violating UIDAI’s strict enrolment and update processes or if one indulges in any type of fraudulent or corrupt practices, UIDAI blocks and blacklists them and imposes financial penalty upto Rs.1 lakh per instance. 20/n

    ― Aadhaar (@UIDAI) September 11, 2018

    UIDAI said that the reported claim of "anybody is able to create an entry into Aadhaar database, then the person can create multiple Aadhaar cards" is completely false.

    "If an operator is found violating UIDAI's strict enrolment and update processes or if one indulges in any type of fraudulent or corrupt practices, UIDAI blocks and blacklists them and imposes financial penalty upto Rs 1 lakh per instance. It is because of this stringent and robust system that as on date more than 50,000 operators have been blacklisted," UIDAI added.

    It said that it keeps adding new security features in its system as required from time-to-time to thwart new security threats by unscrupulous elements.


              Understanding IoT Security Challenges An Interview with an Industry Expert      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly growing and expected to affect all industry verticals as well as our private lives. It is no secret that security plays a very important part in the successful deployment and management of this technology, and its applications are set to transform the way we live and do business. In this blog, we reached out to our technology partner Nexus to better understand the challenges that the industry faces to ensure safe deployment and management of IoT technologies.

    1. What is the biggest security challenge facing the growing IoT?
    Understanding IoT Security Challenges   An Interview with an Industry Expert

    Weak authentication. For Secure IoT, all connected devices and services must have trusted identities. To get reliable security for devices and services, it is a must to provide a ”transport identity” at production stage and then when deploying solutions on the field, update the identities securely, e.g. OTA (over the air). To do this at scale, a public key infrastructure (PKI) is required. A PKI provides cryptographically secure, unforgeable, theft-safe identities, and is the best available security technology for large-scale distributed systems.

    With IoT PKI, Secure IoT can be accomplished by enabling strong authentication and encryption of communication to ensure the integrity of transactions and data.

    2. We often hear IoT devices (things) as being “resource constraint.” Can you elaborate on what is meant by this?

    IoT devices typically have a small memory and a rudimentary operating system with no real user interface, and that presents a challenge as they have limited power, communication, and computing capabilities. These characteristics have led to the development of new concepts and standards to provide these devices with well-functioning and reliable identities, and the capability to automatically enroll when deployed. An example of some of the protocols that cover this are Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST) and Certificate Enrollment for Billions of Things (CEBOT).

    3. What are the main challenges in giving things trusted identities?

    This is not really a technical issue. It is more a challenge in connecting how IoT projects are started and driven. Thinking about it from the project workbench, devices are designed to manage certificates, implementing a straightforward process where an initial transport certificate is issued in the production line. But that is only the first step. When devices are deployed, that transport certificate has to be updated, managed and maintained. IoT projects need to allocate a budget for this. I actually wrote a separate blog about this here .

    4. Can you differentiate between the process of factory bootstrapping and enrollment of things into a trusted ecosystem?

    An important and challenging part of the product lifecycle is to maintain a device’ trusted identity. Take for example the supply chain involving the production of a piece of electronic circuitry, embedding it in an elevator, installing it in a smart building, and subsequently commissioning it to the facility operator.

    Factory bootstrapping takes place in the trusted factory environment by injecting firmware, generating keys, and issuing initial “factory certificate” with a factory Certificate Authority (CA). Commissioning of devices in the trusted ecosystem may require issuing a new digital identity in the form of an operator certificate to the device, which is already “in the field,” (i.e., located in a potentially insecure environment). When requesting the operator certificate from the operator’s CA, the device in the field can authenticate with the help of the factory certificate. The authentication of the device is based on the operator CA trusting the factory CA. In this way, the trusted identity of the device can be maintained along a supply chain and in a complex ecosystem’s multiple products, services and operators.

    5. How is Nexus involved in ensuring a more secure credentialing and enrollment process?

    We have been in the identity and security market for a long time and have been creating products and services to meet changing and challenging market needs, as well as, respective requirements and industry standards. Solutions need to be secure but also a well-integrated part of an ecosystem. They need to protect the central system, as well as the mobile identities of individuals interacting with the system. Nexus has a unique proven experience and position within the market. Many of our customers, for example, in the automotive industry, put great demands on us when it comes to both capacity, security, and compliance. Nexus provide IoT PKI on site and as a cloud service is engaged in new standards projects like ECSEL SECREDAS, Secure IoT, and V2X to ensure that our customers and partners can get access to the latest services for IoT devices for seamless credentialing and enrollment processes.

    For secure IoT, a root of trust is required to underpin the issuance and management of certificates used to establish device IDs. Cryptographic keys used to sign these certificates must be given the utmost protection. Hardware security modules (HSMs) act as trust anchors that protect the cryptographic infrastructure of some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world by securely managing, processing, and storing cryptographic keys inside a hardened, tamper-resistant device. To cover new protocols and new crypto algorithms for Secure IoT, and to ensure a high transaction rate, Nexus relies on Thales HSMs to empower its CM for Secure IoT. For any IoT application, it is crucial to protect data, user privacy and safety. Breaches can harm production continuity and business processes, customers’ trust, and worst of all human health and life. Nexus provides the solutions to secure your IoT.

    Nexus is a leading provider of identity and access management security solutions. Its solutions focus on securing society by enabling trusted identities. Nexus offers a flexible and scalable CA software, which enables customers to register, issue and manage electronic identities for devices and services in any type of IoT use case. Combined with Thales eSecurity, Nexus delivers solutions and services to help secure IoT.

    It is all about Identity of Things (IDoT); all connected devices and services must have trusted identities and a PKI with an HSM root of trust delivers the best security technology for large-scale distributed IoT systems. To learn more visit https://www.nexusgroup.com/solutions/public-key-infrastructure-pki/internet-of-things-iot-security/ and www.thalesesecurity.com , and be sure to register for our webinar “ Identity and Access Management in IoT Manufacturing .”


              Нейрохірурги не врятували: помер український воїн, якого поранили у червні      Cache   Translate Page      
    У Київському військовому госпіталі помер український військовий Федір Рубанський. Ще наприкінці червня він зазнав важке осколкове поранення. Служив воїн у 72 бригаді.

    Про це повідомила волонтер Юлія Толмачова на своїй сторінці у Facebook.

    За її словами, стан воїна був украй важким, а його мати, наречена, друзі, побратими, а також волонтери не втрачали надії.

    "Федя пройшов важкі бої у Авдіївці, бої за взяття "Алмаза" та інші точки зони АТО, вижив. Ми вірили у наших нейрохірургів. Вірили в те, що вони його витягнуть. На жаль, друже, ми за тебе все молилися та вірили в твою перемогу над пораненням. Федьку, ти для нас був і є кращий. Спи спокійно наш друг", – підкреслила активістка.

    Крім того, вона виклала фото, зроблене за тиждень до поранення бійця.


              Estas son las 10 curiosidades sobre la cinta 'Roma' de Cuarón      Cache   Translate Page      
    Aún no se da a conocer la fecha de su estreno comercial y película "Roma" ya despertó el interés de los cinéfilos y críticos luego de su exitoso circuito en festivales. Algunos incluso comienzan a señalar la nueva cinta de Alfonso Cuarón como una fuerte contendiente para los premios Óscar.

    Pero ¿de qué va la trama? La historia se centra en Cleo, una empleada doméstica que trabaja para una familia de clase media en la colonia Roma de la Ciudad de México, durante los años 70. De acuerdo con la sinopsis oficial, este es el proyecto más personal del Cuarón

    La cinta no sólo es importante a nivel artístico sino que se ha convertido en centro de debate sobre la industria cinematográfica, ya que es producida por Netflix. El servicio de "streaming" ha convertido a esta historia en un arma para competir contra las producciones "tradicionales".

    Las 10 curiosidades
    Si ya te mueres por ver Roma, sentimos decirte que aún tendrás que esperar a finales de este año. Mientras tanto, te presentamos 10 curiosidades sobre la obra maestra de Alfonso Cuarón:

    1) Alfonso Cuarón recibió el León de Oro en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Venecia de las manos de su amigo cercano, Guillermo del Toro, quien ganó el año pasado el mismo reconocimiento por "The Shape of Water" (La forma del agua).

    Es la primera vez que una cinta mexicana obtiene este premio. También se convirtió en la primera cinta de Netflix en ganar en esta categoría, lo que ha reavivado la controversia sobre el servicio de "streaming".

    2) Netflix vs el mundo. Con la cinta de Cuarón, Netflix hizo las pases con el mundo cinematográfico, luego de que en el pasado Festival de Cannes se excluyeron las producciones de esta plataforma porque Netflix se negó a estrenarlas en el cine. Esto afectó a la cinta de Cuarón, ya que inicialmente sí había entrado en la selección del certamen francés.

    Netflix no parará ahí, ya que planea estrenar antes "Roma" y "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs", cinta que ganó Mejor Guión en Venecia, de manera anticipada en Estados Unidos para que ambas puedan competir en el Óscar. Incluso planea exhibirlas especialmente en Los Ángeles y Nueva York, donde residen la mayoría de los jueces de la Academia.

    3) Cuarón tomó piezas de su infancia. El rol principal de Cleo está inspirado en Libo, la niñera que el director tenía cuando era niño. El día que Cuarón recibió el León de Oro, coincidió con el cumpleaños de Libo. "Este es mi regalo. Te cantaría `Las Mañanitas´, pero no voy a ofender los oídos de miles de personas", dijo Cuarón al recoger el galardón en Venecia.

    4) Libo fue la primera actriz de Cuarón. Cuando Cuarón tenía 12 años, su padre le regaló una cámara Pentax. Fue entonces cuando comenzó a hacer sus primeros cortometrajes, y una de las protagonistas de estas historias fue precisamente Libo.

    5. Sus protagonistas son actrices primerizas. Yalitza Aparicio y Nancy García, dos mujeres oaxaqueñas originarias de Tlaxiaco, son las protagonistas de la película. Aparicio obtuvo la oportunidad de participar en el filme luego de pasar varias pruebas de casting en su comunidad y no tenía experiencia previa ante la cámara.

    Para las actrices, el logró más importante no fue aparecer en la alfombra roja, sino dar a conocer la lengua mixteca, con lo que esperan que esta parte de su identidad cultural sea rescatada.

    6) Yalitza Aparicio conquistó Hollywood. La actuación de Yalitza es tan buena que en redes sociales, periodistas de habla inglesa han comenzado a hacer circular un tutorial de cómo pronunciar su nombre, ya que esperan verla en más premiaciones.

    7) En el set hubo una pelea… o un asalto…Durante la filmación, el equipo de Cuarón utilizó calles de la Colonia Tabacalera como locación, por lo que se cortó la circulación, con permiso de la Comisión de Filmaciones. Pero poco después el delegado Ricardo Monreal llegó al lugar y ordenó a sus subordinados que retiraran los bloqueos viales porque no había el permiso correspondiente.

    Lo que siguió es un misterio. Las primeras versiones decían que el equipo de grabación había sufrido un robo. Varios medios reportaron que dos mujeres y cinco hombres fueron hospitalizados por agresiones de parte de los funcionarios y que se les robaron sus pertenencias.

    Sin embargo, la delegación Cuauhtémoc y la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública negaron esta versión.

    8) Emma Stone felicita a Marina de Tavira. En el Festival de Telluride, Estados Unidos, la actriz Emma Stone se acercó a felicitar a Marina de Tavira por su trabajo en "Roma". En la trama, Marina interpreta a una madre de tres hijos que depende de la ayuda de Cleo para mantener a flote a su familia.

    9) El proyecto lleva 10 años generándose. Cuarón tuvo la idea inicial para "Roma" hace diez años y luego de "Children of Men" (Niños del hombre), el director quería regresar a México a filmarla, pero por cuestiones personales tuvo que postergar la grabación.

    10) Fue todo un reto de producción. Para lograr que la cinta fuera auténtica, los productores tuvieron que recrear cada locación a detalle. Uno de los retos fue reconstruir la casa de la infancia de Cuarón, ya que la original había sido modificada. Se hizo una réplica exacta, hasta en los mosaicos.

    Para facilitar las cosas, se creó un set con paredes y techo que podían desplazarse y dejar pasar distintas cantidades de luz, para poder cambiar el ambiente de día o de noche como se necesitara para las escenas.


              New Security Research Reveals Password Inadequacy Still a Top Threat      Cache   Translate Page      

    WatchGuard’s Q2 2018 Internet Security Report uncovers heightened use of credential-focused attacks and continued prevalence of malicious Office documents

    12 September 2018 New research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab shows the emergence of the Mimikatz credential-stealing malware as a top threat and the growing popularity of brute force login attacks against web applications. The research also reveals that 50 percent of government and military employee LinkedIn passwords, largely from the US, were weak enough to be cracked in less than two days, underscoring the reality that passwords alone can’t offer sufficient protection and the need for multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions. WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report for Q2 2018 explores the latest security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises.


    New Security Research Reveals Password Inadequacy Still a Top Threat

    Corey Nachreiner

    “Authentication is the cornerstone of security and we’re seeing overwhelming evidence of its critical importance in the common trend of password- and credential-focused threats throughout Q2 2018,” said Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer at WatchGuard Technologies. “Whether it’s an evasive credential-stealing malware variant or a brute force login attack, cyber criminals are laser-focused on hacking passwords for easy access to restricted networks and sensitive data. At WatchGuard, these trends are driving new innovative defences within our product portfolio, including AuthPoint, our Cloud-based multi-factor authentication solution and our IntelligentAV service, which leverages three malware detection engines to prevent malware strains that evade traditional signature-based antivirus products. Every organisation should seek out vendor and solution provider partners that offer layered protection against these ever-evolving attack techniques.”

    The insights, research and security best practices included in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report are designed to help organisations of all sizes understand the current cyber security landscape and better protect themselves, their partners and customers from emerging security threats. The top takeaways from the Q2 2018 report include:

    Mimikatz was the most prevalent malware variant in Q2. Representing 27.2 percent of the top 10 malware variants listed last quarter, Mimikatz is a well-known password and credential stealer that has been popular in past quarters but has never been the top strain. This surge in Mimikatz’s dominance suggests that authentication attacks and credential theft are still major priorities for cyber criminals another indicator that passwords alone are inadequate as a security control and should be fortified with MFA services that make hackers’ lives harder by requiring additional authentication factors in order to successfully login and access the network.

    Roughly half of government and military employee passwords are weak. After conducting a thorough analysis of the 2012 LinkedIn data dump to identify trends in user password strength, WatchGuard’s Threat Lab team found that half of all passwords associated with “.mil” and “.gov” email address domains within the database were objectively weak. Of the 355,023 largely US government and military account passwords within the database, 178,580 were cracked in under two days. The most common passwords used by these accounts included “123456,” “password,” “linkedin,” “sunshine,” and “111111.” Conversely, the team found that just over 50 percent of civilian passwords were weak. These findings further illustrate the need for stronger passwords for everyone, and a higher standard for security among public service employees that handle potentially sensitive information. In addition to better password training and processes, every organisation should deploy multi-factor authentication solutions to reduce the risk of a data breach.

    More than 75 percent of malware attacks are delivered over the web. A total of 76 percent of threats from Q2 were web-based, suggesting that organisations need an HTTP and HTTPS inspection mechanism to prevent the vast majority of attacks. Ranked as the fourth most prevalent web attack in particular, “WEB Brute Force Login -1.1021” enables attackers to execute a massive deluge of login attempts against web applications, leveraging an endless series of random combinations to crack user passwords in a short period of time. This attack in particular is another example of cyber criminals’ heightened focus on credential theft and shows the importance of not only password security and complexity, but the need for MFA solutions as a more effective preventative measure.

    Cryptocurrency miners earn spot as a top malware variant. As anticipated, malicious cryptominers are continuing to grow in popularity as a hacking tactic, making their way into WatchGuard’s top 10 malware list for the first time in Q2. Last quarter, WatchGuard uncovered its first named cryptominer, Cryptominer.AY, which matches a javascript cryptominer called “Coinhive” and uses its victims’ computer resources to mine the popular privacy-focused cryptocurrency, Monero (XRM). The data shows that victims in the United States were the top geographical target for this cryptominer, receiving approximately 75 percent of the total volume of attacks.

    Cyber criminals continue to rely on malicious Office documents. Threat actors continue to booby-trap Office documents, exploiting old vulnerabilities in the popular Microsoft product to fool unsuspecting victims. Interestingly, three new Office malware exploits made WatchGuard’s top 10 list, and 75 percent of attacks from these attacks targeted EMEA victims, with a heavy focus on users in Germany specifically.

    The complete Internet Security Report features an in-depth analysis of the EFail encryption vulnerability, along with insights into the top attacks in Q2 and defensive strategies SMBs can use to improve their security posture. These finding are based on anonymized Firebox Feed data from nearly 40,000 active WatchGuard UTM appliances worldwide, which blocked nearly 14 million malware variants (449 per device) and more than 1 million network attacks (26 per device) in Q2 2018.

    For more information, download the full report here https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-resource-center/security-report-q2-2018 . To access live, real-time threat insights by type, region and date, visit WatchGuard’s Threat Landscape data visualization tool today. Subscribe to The 443 Security Simplified podcast at Secplicity.org , or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

    About WatchGuard Technologies

    WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 10,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 80,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. The company is headquartered in S
              Стали відомі імена найкращих легкоатлетів серпня      Cache   Translate Page      
    Визначились імена українських спортсменів, які отримали звання найкращих легкоатлетів України у серпні.

    Найкращими легкоатлетами серпня стали бігунка Наталія Прищепа та майстер спорту зі спортивної ходьби Мар’ян Закальницький.

    Прищепа у серпня захистила титул чемпіонки Європи з бігу на 800 метрів. На європершості у Берліні вона здолала цю дистанцію за 2 хвилини 38 сотих секунди.

    Мар’ян Закальницький минулого місяця став чемпіоном Європи зі спортивної ходьби на дистанції 50 кіломентрів. Його результат 3 години 44 хвилини і 59 секунд став 7-м у світовому топ-листі сезону.

    Голосування за визначення найкращих спортсменів місяця проводилось серед трьох груп: експертна група (Рада Федерації легкої атлетики), представники ЗМІ та вболівальники.

    Більше новин зі світу спорту читайте у нашому розділі Спорт24


              Українець встановив рекорд пропливши тисячу кілометрів на сапборді      Cache   Translate Page      
    Антон Бондаренко завершив свою тритижневу експедицію. Плив він і Дніпром, і Чорним морем. За всю подорож водою – витратив лише близько трьохсот гривень. Зате для благодійного проекту зібрав 12 тисяч гривень.

    Три тижні, тисяча кілометрів і перший рекорд в Україні на сапборді. Це така дошка для серфінгу, але з веслом. За 26 днів Антон Бондаренко проплив на ній Черкаси, Кременчук, Дніпро, Запоріжжя, Нікополь та Херсон. І нарешті завершення так званої експедиції і довчоочікувана зустріч з коханою в Одесі. Тритижневу подорож Антона ускладнював вітер. 

    "Найскладнішою була боротьба з собою. Були моменти, коли важко було, однак треба було себе перебороти", – розповів Антон Бондаренко.

    Та попри перешкоди, тепер Антон Бондаренко встановий новий рекорд України. До нього в нашій країні такого ще ніхто не робив. Експедиція була з благодійною місією. Рекордсмен збирав гроші на апарат для руху крові. Він життєво необхідний для людей з захворюваннями серцево-судинної системи. Саме він допоможе літній жінці, її доньці і двом внукам. За подорож він зібрав лише третину суми – понад 12 тисяч гривень. Однак потрібно ще майже 26 тисяч гривень.

    Моя сім'я в захваті від всіх цієї чудової людини. Багато людей перерахували по 100 гривень, деякі з 500 гривень. Це в основному мої друзі і друзі моєї внучки,
    – наголосила Світлана Щербань, якій рекордсмен збирав кошти.

    Мав із собою рекордсмен лише 430 гривень. Адже це мінімальна допомога, яку держава виділяє соціально-незахищеному населенню. Після трьох тижнів на воді у нього залишилося аж 110 гривень. Зізнається, без допомоги людей, яких зустрічав на своєму шляху, було би вкрай важко вижити на ці кошти. Ночував Антон у наметі або просто на сап-дошці, ловив рибу та збирав ягоди.

    Автор: Андріана Строцька


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              Світоліна показала, як, де і з ким святкує день народження      Cache   Translate Page      
    Найкраща тенісистка України Еліна Світоліна 12 вересня святкує свій день народження.

    Шостій ракетці світу виповнюється 24 роки.

    Уродини українка святкує у курортному Маямі (штат Флорида, США).

    На своїй сторінці в Instagram Світоліна поділилась яскравим фото, як почався її святковий день.

    Світанок. День народження. Вдячна за всі привітання,
    – написала тенісистка, опублікувавши фото, як вона їсть шматок торту на фоні красивого сходу сонця.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Sunrise . Birthday . thankful for all b-day wishes

    Допис, поширений Elina Svitolina (@elisvitolina)

    У сторіз вона зізналась, що любить проводити день народження наодинці і опублікувала фото свого святкокого обіду.

    Світоліна теніс день народження
    Еліна Світоліна любить святкувати день народження наодинці

    Хто така Еліна Світоліна: дивіться відео

    Пройдіть тест: Тигриця чи левиця? Що ви знаєте про Еліну Світоліну


              Топ-5 невиконаних обіцянок: чим встиг оскандалитись очільник "Укрзалізниці" за рік      Cache   Translate Page      
    Екс-заступник Міністра інфраструктури Євген Кравцов виконує обов’язки керівника "Укрзалізниці" понад рік, хоч уряд обіцяв призначити нового "легітимного" голову ще восени 2017-го.

    Аби нагадати, чим встиг відзначитись очільник УЗ, ГО "Zалізниця без корупції" підготувала топ-5 найбільших невиконаних обіцянок Кравцова за цей рік.

    1. Кравцов і корупція

    Ледь не в першому інтерв'ю на пості керманича Кравцов заявляв, що поборе корупцію в "Укрзалізниці". Тоді він вперше заговорив про необхідність створення незалежного антикорупційного органу – "комплаєнс-офісу", рішення про формування якого було прийнято ще в березні 2016-го. 

    Цікаво, що залізниця ледь не з десяток разів анонсувала старт однієї і тієї ж реформи, наголошують антикорупціонери. Проте за три роки "комплаєнс-офіс" так і не створили.

    "Укрзалізниця" торік навіть оприлюднила оголошення про проведення прийому на посаду директора "комплаєнс-офісу", проте далі оголошення справа так і не пішла. Пізніше це відзначиться у приписі НАЗК, який визнає незадовільною роботу керівника УЗ у сфері запобігання корупції. А все ніби так добре починалося…
    – йдеться у статті "Zалізниці без корупції".

    Натомість наслідки відсутності зрушень вражають: один з членів правління УЗ отримав відразу 36 адмінпротоколів від НАЗК через ухиляння від декларування доходів! На залізниці продовжився калейдоскоп затримань хабарників, а суми збитків держави в кримінальних провадженнях щодо УЗ збирають мільярди!

    2.Автоматизований розподіл вагонів

    Не менш гучно впроваджували і систему автоматизованого розподілу вагонів. Вона мала усунути людський фактор і мінімізувати корупцію.

    Розроблювати програмне забезпечення доручили близькій до УЗ компанії – ТОВ "НВП "ТМССофт" – лідерці по отриманню контрактів на обслуговування ПЗ для залізниці.

    Проте минув рік – і залізниця відмовилась від системи… За даними ЦТС, на початку червня 2018-го її припинили використовувати саме через проблеми з програмним забезпеченням.

    Однак залізниця навряд стягуватиме збитки з розробника програми. Адже міцність "дружніх" зв’язків з "ТМСофт" підкріплена роками. Та й такі підряди для залізниці випадкові фірми не отримують,
    – прогнозують антикорупціонери.

    Як наслідок, реформа так і не розпочалася, а обіцянки лишилися обіцянками…

    3. Йдемо до виробника…

    "Відходимо від практики закупівель через "три руки". Доручив філії "Центр забезпечення виробництва" зупинити процедуру закупівлі стрілочних переводів і запасних частин, що набула суспільного резонансу", – написав  у своєму Facebook Кравцов у червні цього року.

    За словами керівника УЗ, рішення про розірвання договорів з посередниками, в яких НАБУ вгледіла накрутку ціни на 35-40%, керівництво філії мало прийняти протягом кількох днів. Проте, вже за тиждень залізниця підписала всі договори з прокладкою ТОВ "Крендлз" на постачання комплектів стрілочних переводів! І жоден з договорів, за даними системи ProZorro, так і не розірвали…

    "Обіцянка Кравцова швидко забулася, а керівництво залізниці почало вигадувати прикриття – мовляв, сам виробник не хоче укладати договори напряму. Звісно в накрутці цін на півмільярда гривень в рік ніхто не вгледить серйозних проблем і керівництво залізниці навряд чи буде червоніти на червоному килимі державницьких інституцій", – повідомляє "Zалізниця без корупції".

    Чергова обіцянка так і лишилась обіцянкою. Не дивно, що вже за місяць керівник УЗ повідомив про розірвання резонансного договору з "РЖД" на постачання знаків "почесного залізничника" але в системі ProZorro донині відсутня будь-яка інформація про розірвання укладеного договору, стверджують антикорупціонери.

    4.Корабель-привид

    Уже 4 роки на балансі "Укрзалізниці"– 2 вантажних пороми, які мали б забезпечити контейнерні перевезення Чорним морем і сполучення Азії з Європою через Україну.

    Амбітна мета поки ніяк не знайде свого втілення, а пороми продовжують простоювати без діла в ремонтних доках,
    – зазначають в ГО "ЗБК".

    Однак Кравцов аж 2 рази "запускав" їх в роботу. Так, у квітні 2017-го заявив, що пором "Герої Шипки" почне свою роботу вже в травні. Однак, на рік про цю заяву забули. І вже в березні 2018-го року Кравцов зробить аналогічну заяву, мовляв, ремонт порому знову завершиться за місяць!

    Минуло півроку, а про роботу порома так нічого і не відомо. Щоправда, НАБУ з'ясувало, що закуплене для поромів раніше пальне на 100 мільйонів гривень загадковим чином зникло. Тож, нібито, і пливти все одно немає на чому,
    – іронізують антикорупціонери.

    А  тим часом пором "Герої Шипки", за даними порталу відстеження водних суден, досі знаходиться в порту Чорноморська.

    5. Прозорі тарифи

    У минулому році перед підняттям тарифів на вантажні перевезення Кравцов повідомив, що вже з 2018-го УЗ перейде на новий принцип формування тарифів за чіткими та прозорими індексами. Для цього УЗ навіть витратили 4,8 мільйонів гривень на консультації щодо зміни нормативних актів.

    Проте цієї осені знову заговорили про чергове підвищення тарифів, а нової системи їх регуляції ми скоріш за все так і не побачимо,
    – прогнозують антикорупціонери.

    Щоправда, залізниця знайшла нові потенційні виходи: дерегуляцію вагонної складової для парка вагонів УЗ, яка може збільшити обсяги доходів залізниці без перегляду тарифів. Дерегуляція звісно добре, але прозорість і прогнозованість – краще, підсумовують у "Zалізниці без корупції".


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              Why Is The Government Buying Dead And Dying Malls?       Cache   Translate Page      

    For the past year, we've covered the epic collapse of shopping malls - the crowning achievement of the 1980's retail model - with mall vacancies hitting a six-year high in July. 

    Once vacant - or nearly vacant, these once-vibrant malls have become a blight on local communities across the country - driving down nearby property values as we're reminded why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man on the planet. 

    The solution? Local municipalities are using land banks; government-backed or quasi-public entities typically used to buy derelict homes, to snap up the dead malls, reports the Wall Street Journal

    “As we recovered from the recession, the market has reabsorbed some properties but not in the smaller communities that never recovered,” said Frank Alexander, co-founder and senior adviser of the Center for Community Progress, which promotes land banks. “In those places, we’re getting more questions about how to deal with abandoned shopping centers.” -WSJ

    In May, the Springfield, Ohio Clark County Land Reutilization Corp bought the Upper Valley Mall for $3 million, after J.C. Penny and Macy's closed their stores in 2015, while other stores such as Sears and Foot Locker have continued to operate. 

    “Nothing was being done in our opinion,” said Thomas Hale, Clark County land bank executive director. “This is just one project we felt we had to protect.” 

    Hale says he's in talks with potential investors to redevelop the mall into a mixed-use site which would include housing, a soccer field and a smaller retail presence

    In other instances, governments opt to get rid of retail entirely. The City of Memphis purchased Raleigh Springs Mall and demolished it last year to build a new community center. The $28 million Raleigh Town Center, which will have a library, police and traffic precinct, an 11-acre lake and a skate park, is slated to be completed June 2019. -WSJ

    And while malls in rich neighborhoods are doing just fine, growing government involvement with shopping centers in poorer areas is yet another sign that private investors may be losing interest in the vacant properties, even at fire-sale prices. 

    “It’s a new issue,” said Thomas Dobrowski, executive managing director of capital markets at Newmark Knight Frank - a real-estate services firm. “When a mall gets to a point of no return and when no private buyer is willing to reinvest in it, it comes down to the value of the dirt.”

    That said, it's not always easy for governments to snap up the dead and dying properties - as malls have giant footprints which make it tough to propose alternate uses. 

    For big boxes in particular, there are limited uses of that space,” said Michele Wildman, executive director at Genesee County Land Bank, which is currently listing 58 commercial properties for sale - including a 101,900 sqft former Kmart store. The lack of windows and giant footprint have made it difficult to do much with it. 

    Redevelopment plans can also lose traction if city council members and residents can't agree on proposed new uses, while multiple owners and multiple buyers can hinder deals as well. 

    That said, many municipalities have forged ahead with their plans; 

    The petition sped up negotiations for a deal between the remaining owner and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, which had been acquiring pieces of the mall since 2015. The development board bought the final piece eventually. It is now in talks with a developer who has plans to demolish the current building and develop a logistics center there. -WSJ

    “I’m hoping we can move it along for the community,” said Sheila Sweeney, chief executive officer at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. “People really want something to happen, but right now it’s sitting there decaying.


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              La historia de la tecnología SBR de audio que se utiliza junto con la compresión MP3 y AAC      Cache   Translate Page      

    Este reportaje de la Oficina de Patentes Europea tiene como protagonista a Lars Lijeryd, quien con ayuda de otros ingenieros desarrolló la tecnología SBR (Spectral Band Replication, «Replicación de Banda Espectral») que acompaña a los códecs de audio como el MP3 y el AAC.

    Su idea era codificar audio de la misma calidad transmitiendo menos información – algo que hace una década (y todavía en parte ahora) era importante porque la transmisión de datos tiene su coste. Ya existían sistemas de compresión como el MP3 y el AAC que permitiendo algo de pérdida de información proporcionaban buenos resultados incluso a tasas de bits bajas. Y tras códecs como el AAC los ingenieros creían que ya poco más se podría avanzar con esas técnicas.

    La idea clave del SBR fue aprovecharse de las particulares características del oído humano: los sonidos que podemos escuchar tales como la música o la voz son una mezcla un tanto redundante de diversas frecuencias básicas. Aprovechando esa redundancia el SBR genera las frecuencias altas a partir de las bajas –con ayuda de un extra de información codificada– y el resultado es casi indistinguible del original, aunque con ahorros de hasta el 50% en cuanto a la cantidad de información transmitida.

    La idea de Lijeryd pronto se popularizó y su empresa fue adquirida por Dolby por 250 millones de dólares en 2007. A partir de entonces se licenció y actualmente la utilizan más de seis mil millones de dispositivos de todo el mundo.

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    Esta motocicleta autónoma de BMW es un prototipo que utiliza la compañía para investigar la seguridad y la dinámica de sus motocicletas.

    Según explica BMW el propósito no es tanto que la motocicleta circule por sí misma sino integrar en la motocicleta programas de control dinámico que ayuden al piloto a seguir la trayectoria más adecuada y la más segura ante un obstáculo imprevisto.

    El sistema "no exime al piloto de de conducir, pero contribuye aumentar su seguridad" ofreciendo una mayor estabilidad en una "situación crítica."

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              Mandy Review: Blood, Guts, and Rock ’n’ Roll      Cache   Translate Page      
    (Also featuring Nicolas Cage with a battleaxe.) by Erik Henriksen

    Before all the blood starts spurting and gurgling, Mandy offers an epigraph, its letters bloody red:

    When I die
    Bury me deep
    Lay two speakers at my feet
    Wrap some headphones
    Around my head
    And rock and roll me
    When I’m dead.

    The words go uncredited (they are, turns out, the last words of murderer and kidnapper Douglas Roberts, who was executed in 2005), but as they appear, over fiddly electric guitar and fuzzy synth, they set Mandy’s tone. This is a movie that’s kind of sad, kind of lyrical, and kind of rock ’n’ roll; its first half is an earnest, artsy character study, and its second is a greasy, sordid revenge flick. It also features one of Nicolas Cage’s most bugfuck crazy performances, so: Mandy isn’t for everyone. But for those it is for? It’s a hell of a thing.

    Viewers eager for the rock, though, will have to wait: The first half of Panos Cosmatos’ surreal saga is more self-indulgent prog-rock than blistering metal. A glittery title card—“The Shadow Mountains, 1983 A.D.”—and a spacey, slow hour scored by Jóhann Jóhannsson and King Crimson introduce us to logger Red (Cage) and his artist wife, Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), who live deep in the woods, eat in front of the TV, make dumb jokes, and talk in bed. Red wears a beard and Mandy wears Sabbath and Crüe T-shirts. Every shot looks like a black-light poster, and it’s only a matter of time until something terrible happens.


    One scene, in which our hero lurches and grunts in a bathroom as he chugs vodka in tighty-whities and tube socks, is pure... Nicolas-Caginess in the best possible way.


    Because this is a revenge movie, that terrible thing happens to Mandy: Abducted by a drugged-out, “crazy evil” cult of Jesus freaks, Mandy spurns the advances of their preening leader, Jeremiah (Linus Roache), and is brutally slaughtered before Red’s eyes. Of course she is: While Mandy is mostly unpredictable, it still dumbly clings to the misogynistic tropes of the revenge genre.

    At which point Mandy pivots: Cage’s eyes widen, his voice rises, and, after sliding on some aviators and forging a gleaming battle axe, he grabs a crossbow named “the Reaper” and starts hacking his way through Jesus freaks. The results are gruesome, silly, and satisfying: blood spurts and gurgles, there’s a tiger named Lizzie, and a sword fight in which the swords are chainsaws.

    Cage’s craziest and best performances are in movies that—like him—just fucking commit: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Adaptation, Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona. (And... Face/Off? Sure! Face/Off.) Add Mandy to the list, and relish the sight of Cage, face slathered in blood and cocaine, channeling rage, glee, and bone-deep mourning. One scene, in which our hero lurches and grunts in a bathroom as he chugs vodka in tighty-whities and tube socks, is pure... Nicolas-Caginess in the best possible way.

    True, Mandy never quite gels; it’s smeared somewhere between super-specialized art house and broad VHS schlock. It’s alternately creepy, sordid, and goofy; even within scenes, it changes its tempo and switches the chorus. But at its best, Mandy has a rock ’n’ roll magnetism that’s hard to shake—a whisper of wit behind its thudding solos. “You should go in knowing that your odds ain’t that good and you will probably die,” a friend warns Red as he sets out for revenge. Cage doesn’t miss a beat: “Don’t be negative.”

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              The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop      Cache   Translate Page      
    Kayela to the muthafuckin J. by Jenni Moore

    By the looks of her web presence and colorful music videos, 22-year-old Portland rapper KayelaJ (AKA Makayela Johnson) is the real deal. But the young MC doesn’t have a big team behind her—since April, she’s just chosen to invest in herself and take music seriously. It’s a lesson many artists could benefit from: looking legit online attracts opportunities.

    Johnson, a Northeast Portland native, has been rapping since she was seven years old, and performed at PDX Pop Now! for the first time when she was just 15. Now using the KayelaJ moniker, she’s been making appearances on outlets like KGW, giving interviews to KBOO community radio, playing shows at Holocene, and headlining the Thesis at Kelly’s Olympian—and that’s just in the last month.

    After her breakout PDX Pop Now! performance in 2012, Johnson says she started getting more attention from fans and the media, but at that time she simply wasn’t ready for alladat. “I was starting to get the emails of people wanting to interview me, and starting to get a little bit of buzz, but at the time I couldn’t handle it because I was going through so many growing pains in high school and just going through a lot with my family, and it all just kind of overwhelmed me,” she explains over coffee, wearing a T-shirt that says “Queer and Black Is Beautiful.”

    Now Johnson’s back to doing music full force, making waves for the first time in nearly five years. “I always say that 2016 was a life-changing moment for me. I started working out. My mental health was a lot better. I was figuring out my identity and came out to all my friends and family as a lesbian. And I just was a happier person, you know? I guess I felt like, ‘All right, now I kind of know myself and I know if I was to do music, I know exactly what kind of person I want to be and what kind of messages that I want to put out there.’”

    Inspired by local female DJ/rap duo Karma Rivera and DJ Lopez, Johnson teamed up with elementary school classmate DJ Bkaye, who learned DJing skills and is also her stylist. Their super-lit set at the Thesis proved they’re a dynamic duo with impressive crowd control.

    Johnson has already dropped three fire singles that’ll be on her forthcoming debut LP: the catchy and bouncy “Check x3,” “Heat Gentlemans Club,” produced by Sir Nai, and the C Los- and I’m Broke-produced “Kayela to the Muthafuckin J.” But first, she’s about to release a massive 25-track mixtape called Homage (Thank You) on September 28 that samples the women of color MCs who paved the way for her.

    “It does have 25 tracks, but they’re just verses. So I’m not making a full-length song,” she explains. “And it’s very nostalgic, ’cause it’s in chronological order. The basis of it is Roxanne Shanté, because I’m kinda saying, ‘Oh, Roxanne Shanté set off this reaction of all these dope strong female artists.’ So I start with ‘Roxanne’s Revenge’ and then I go into Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, and it kind of just spirals all the way down to the present day with Trina, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B.”

    Johnson was all set up to begin a grad school program (studying counseling psychology), but she says it’s not what she wants to do anymore. “I didn’t expect to get this much attention so soon for doing my music,” she says. “I thought it was going to be something like, ‘just go to class and do it on the side’ type thing.”

    Instead, she now wisely plans to pursue music full-time. Johnson raps in a style all her own and switches up her flow to rap about whatever she wants—including being gay, drowning in pussy, and being able to “hit it better than your hubby can.”

    “Before I knew myself, I couldn’t make the content I wanted to create,” Johnson says. “’Cause I was sitting here rapping about guys, about all this stuff that I wasn’t into but that I thought sounded cool, or sounded like it was hip-hop. And I just feel like all of that was just fake, it was just hindering me from what I’m doing now. It wasn’t authentic. I know my content, I know myself, I know what kind of music I want to make. I know who I’m speaking to and who my music is for.”

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              Angel Olsen Contemplates Murder, “Sad Girl Shit,” and Pop Music      Cache   Translate Page      
    The singer/songwriter contemplates murder, “sad girl shit,” and pop music. by John Coyle

    “If you don’t like the way it’s mixed, just don’t talk to me about it. Because I will murder you. I will—I’ll murder you in your sleep.”

    It’s early afternoon in mid-August, and Angel Olsen is wandering through her home in the picturesque artist’s hamlet of Asheville, North Carolina. The St. Louis native sounds relaxed and incapable of killing anyone as she breezily recounts childhood piano lessons, her parents’ love for country crooner Roger Miller, and memories of punk shows at her hometown’s dearly departed DIY venue, the Creepy Crawl. “My mom would give me a flip phone to call her, so she could pick me and my friends up. If you drove down there, your car would get broken into,” she laughs.

    Olsen’s murder threat was actually delivered to her band, during the frantic final push to finish 2016’s My Woman. The record underwent multiple mixes, and she was often delivering feedback—“Stuart’s guitar needs to be on the right! Seth’s guitar needs to be on the left!”—over the phone while she was out on the road. It was a grueling process, and while the 31-year-old singer/songwriter wanted to hear everyone’s perspective, she was the one running in front of the train saying, “They’re not Angel Olsen, they don’t have to have final say.”

    At that point, being Angel Olsen was stressful enough that she was barely eating or sleeping—but her agonizing was undoubtedly worth it. Because in a year packed with high-profile releases from heavyweights like Radiohead, Beyoncé, and David Bowie, Olsen’s third studio effort landed on every year-end list that mattered.

    My Woman departs dramatically from Olsen’s previous releases, like 2011’s Strange Cacti EP and 2014’s Burn Your Fire for No Witness, which wholly embrace the austere aural aesthetic of—as she describes it—“the sad girl shit.” Curiously, there was no grand plan to make a seismic shift for the sessions. “I think I just needed a break,” she explains, and says that the bigger sound of My Woman grew from wanting to capture the energy of the band’s informal jams.

    Listening to it now, there’s nothing she’d change—almost. “Though my voice, and drums and guitars sound really big on tape, when you’re playing quietly, sometimes you just hear the tape,” she reflects. “Sometimes that doesn’t bother people, but I don’t know... it’d be nice to not hear it, and it kind of bugs me a little bit.” While she poured everything she had into My Woman, two years after its release, she still sounds surprised about the record’s rapturous reception.

    “People said, ‘So you created a pop record,’ and I was like, ‘Did I?,’” she laughs, pointing out that two tracks are more than seven minutes long. For a brief second, she toys with exploring the whole concept of pop, before admitting, “When something’s popular and people like it, I guess that makes it a pop record. I don’t know what people are listening to.”

    Pop or not, there’s nothing sparse about the arrangements on My Woman. Even the quiet moments feel rich and robust, and every element is polished to a high luster. On “Intern,” the opening track, her vocals are delivered against a backdrop of soothing synth tones, while “Not Gonna Kill You” is propelled toward its climax by impassioned interplay between acoustic and electric guitar. The soaring, cinematic “Shut Up Kiss Me” sparkles as brilliantly as the chrome wig she sports in the accompanying music video and climbs toward an emotional peak you’d have to be inanimate to resist.

    Along with all the critical praise, and hearing it described as “pop,” Olsen was also struck by another aspect of her album’s reception: “When My Woman came out, everyone wanted to attach some sort of feminist meaning to it, or they wanted to talk about women in society, or all the stuff coming out politically, and I was like, ‘Whoa—that’s not what my record is about.’” Though she initially bristled at the idea of people putting words in her mouth, it doesn’t bother her now. “I just got to the point where instead of getting upset that people misunderstood my intentions, I was just like, ‘People are always going to do that, I can’t control that. Whatever you want to take from this is fine.’”

    On a similar note, she’s hesitant to buy into the common trope that bad times make for great art. “As far as writing, I haven’t written anything that’s political-based, or directly political,” she says. But like a lot of people, she’s also inclined to see the positive energy and passion inspired when it feels like the country, and the world, is spinning out of control. “I think the fact that we have a shitty situation right now makes everyone—even if it’s just the hip thing to do—more active than they’ve ever been, and artists are less afraid to take action and be political, which is really cool.”

    As she prepares to hit the road for her “Tiny Dreams” solo tour—she sweetly pegs the start to her mom’s birthday—Olsen isn’t interested in discussing the music she’s currently working on. (After the change-up between Burn Your Fire... and My Woman, she’s likely bored of fielding questions about her next act.) But she does mention that playing older material, like the plaintive songs from Strange Cacti and 2017’s Phases, a collection of B-sides, demos, and rarities, makes her want to revisit similar territory.

    “I kind of miss recording in this really shitty context. I really want to do that again,” she says. “I made my name on the sad girl shit. The sad girl shit is not going away. The next record will probably be sad.”

    Happy, sad, or anywhere in between, Angel Olsen is a fierce talent—and there’s no indication she’s even approached the height of her powers. This is the first solo stretch she’s done since 2014, and it’s being billed as a comprehensive look at where she’s been and where she’s going. Audiences should brace for a stellar show.

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              Fresh Drops from Wynne, Mic Capes and Umii      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Jenni Moore

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    Wynne, “Buzzer”
    Oh man. Oh woman! Oregon-raised MC Wynne dropped a stunner today with a new basketball-themed song and music video, “Buzzer.” In addition to having a cameo from Dame Lillard (!), the bouncy, two-minute video sees Wynne rolling around in a black car with her crew, spitting bars while hanging out the passenger side window, and quick snippets of her making bedroom eyes to the camera. And ya’ll, it’s two minutes of straight bars. Lots of Portland references and clever punchlines abound. Perhaps my favorite part (aside from her being flanked by Dame Lillard) is when Wynne slows it down so she can put Trump supporters in their place. “We got love for everybody but some of ya’ll crazy if I’m being honest/Cause you voted, now it’s 2018, and that man is still in the office? Jeez!”


    Mic Capes, “Mansa Musa”
    Speaking of bouncy singles, another one came from North Portland rapper Mic Capes in late August. I first heard “Mansa Musa” when Capes performed it at Portland Hip-Hop Day, and I instantly recognized it is as a bop. The catchy song is about Black excellence, Black love and generational wealth. The chorus repeats “I just wanna ball like Mansa Musa, swish/Make a million and get rich,” while the verses are centered more on his personal climb. On social media Capes explained that he wrote the track to draw more attention to the historical figure Mansa Musa, who was a sultan of the wealthy Western African Mali Empire in the 14th century, and is said to be the richest person in history. Go off, Black king!


    Umii, “Don’t Let Up,” feat. The Last Artful, Dodgr
    Last year Umii—comprised of Reva DeVito and producer B. Bravo—dropped their aqueous and soul-infused album This Time. On Monday the duo released a music video for their “Don’t Let Up,” remix featuring the distinct voice of Portland rapper/singer The Last Artful, Dodgr. Set in a plant-filled apartment oasis, Dodgr pulls off a joint and delivers titillating verse that sounds like it belonged on the dreamy, sensual track with DeVito the entire time. The video also features dancers Allison Jax and Treneti Brown, whose playful choreography simulates an interracial lesbian romance. Tomorrow Umii’s releasing This Time (Remixed) and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be packed with gems.

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              Televangelist Warlock Pat Robertson Casts Spell on Hurricane Florence      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Wm. Steven Humphrey

    Pat Robertson: Bubble, bubble! Toil and trouble!
    Pat Robertson: "Bubble, bubble! Toil and trouble!" Courtesy YouTube

    As you know, the Southeastern United States is bracing itself for Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm that could cause "catastrophic" damage once it reaches landfall this Friday. Millions of residents have been ordered to move inland, and Imbecile-in-Chief Donald Trump is keeping himself busy by arguing with Puerto Rican officials about how he didn't botch their hurricane disaster, like, at all.

    But if you're concerned about the life-threatening conditions those in the South are facing... don't be! Because televangelist warlock Pat Robertson has cast a spell on the hurricane, which has forbidden it from touching America! (Note: Normally in times of national crisis, self-proclaimed Christians such as Robertson pray for something good to happen and then go on about their business. However, this must be a pretty serious situation, because Robertson has apparently shunned his religion's historical hatred of the dark arts and has turned to witchcraft in order to stop the hurricane, casting a "shield of protection" over his home state of Virginia.) Let's watch! Stone-cold witchery starts at 1:10.

    “In Jesus’ holy name, be out to sea!” Well. That should take care of it.

    Hat tips to Right Wing Watch.

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              Ed and his dead mother      Cache   Translate Page      
    Titre original : Ed and his dead mother 

    Réalisé par : Jonathan Wacks
    USA-1993 

    Avec : Eric Christmas, Steve Buscemi, Harper Roisman, Myriam Margolyes, Sam Sorbo...





    Un fils inconsolable fait un deal pour réanimer 
    sa mère, morte depuis un an, mais évidemment, les choses 
    ne se passent pas comme attendues.



    Un lien trouvé pour vous on ze oueb :



    VO












    Pas de zombie dégoulinant, mais une vieille revenue d'entre les morts avec une légère tendance au cannibalisme.
    C'est très regardable même si ce n'est pas exceptionnel. Et en plus il y a Steve Buscemi, alors...

              Rollover Trading Strategy | Crude Oil, Emini, Nasdaq, Gold & Euro      Cache   Translate Page      

    “In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.”  - Theodore Roosevelt


    Crude Oil is bullish with a triangle pattern, so I’m looking for buying opportunities using seller-failures below the range tomorrow morning...

    E-Mini S&P is range-bound with a bull-bias, so I’m looking to buy this market using seller-failures and the '2-Try Rule' below the range lows…

    Nasdaq is range-bound with a triangle pattern, telling me to focus on failures for the most reliable trading opportunities…

    Gold is bullish with a strong Spike & Channel higher today, telling me to look for buying opportunities using a ‘2-legged pullback’, and I have my eyes on a key reversal-line support level for tomorrow morning...

    Euro is range-bound and trading at the high of the range, and I’m looking to short this market back down to the lows using a hidden channel…

    Tomorrow is Contract Rollover for many futures markets, but that’s not going to stop us from finding some reliable trading opportunities for Thursday


    Crude Oil Day Trading Strategy

    Crude Oil is bullish with a range and measured-move on the chart this evening…

    The range has a bull bias, telling me to look for buying opportunities using a seller-failure pattern and the '2-Try Rule' below the lows, and…

    What better plan to look for those buying opportunities then off the $70 round number and the measured-move waiting below…

    E-Mini S&P Day Trading Strategy

    E-Mini S&P is bullish with a triangle and measured-move on the chart this evening…

    The range has a bull bias to it, telling me to look for buying opportunities using seller-failures below the range low, while…

    The measured-move will make for excellent target if these bulls can get a successful breakout-pullback to new highs tomorrow morning...


    E-Mini Nasdaq Day Trading Strategy

    E-Mini Nasdaq is range-bound with a triangle and pair of measured-moves on the chart this evening…

    The triangle/range tells me to fade the breakouts using the '2-Try Rule', while the measured-move provides additional support and resistance to use for the failure patterns…

    Gold Day Trading Strategy

    Gold is bullish with a strong run higher, Spike & Channel, reversal-line and hidden channel on the chart this evening…

    The strong run higher is the biggest clue, telling me that any pullback will most likely be a buying opportunity going back up to re-test the high, and…

    The Spike & Channel pattern we see tells me to expect a DEEP pullback to allow buyers to “catch up” with such a strong move…

    So I’m watching for support levels for buying opportunities, and there’s no better plan than the reversal-line at 09.7 or the low of this hidden channel sneaking up on us from below.

    Euro Day Trading Strategy

    Euro is range-bound with a range, and '2-Try Rule' on the chart this evening…

    As discussed in last night's newsletter, yesterday ended in a range, so the plan today was to fade the breakouts – selling the high and buying the low using the '2-Try Rule'…

    And as you can see we’re run up to the highs, the buyers have tried twice, and now we’re looking for selling-opportunities going back down into the range…


    My plan is to look for a strong push lower, then look for selling-opportunities off the high of a hidden channel tomorrow morning...

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              Perfect Storm Trading Strategy | Crude Oil, Emini, Nasdaq, Gold & Euro      Cache   Translate Page      

    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.” 


    Crude Oil is bullish with a strong run higher, and I have my eyes on buying opportunities using the low of a hidden channel tomorrow morning...

    E-Mini S&P is bullish with a Spike & Range pattern, telling me to look for buying opportunities using the '2-Try Rule' with a seller-failure set-up…

    Nasdaq is bullish, but a "grind-break" on the chart tells me to stay patient and wait for buying opportunities after a deep pullback…

    Gold is bullish with a strong run higher, and my goal is to look for buying opportunities down around the big round number with a target up at the prior month close…

    Euro is range-bound so my plan is to fade the breakouts using the '2-Try Rule' tomorrow morning...

    We’re headed into a “perfect storm” over the next three days – with big news on the schedule and literally a big storm about to hit the East Coast of the United States, we have a TON of trading opportunities setting up for Wednesday’s session


    Crude Oil Day Trading Strategy

    Crude Oil is bullish with a strong bull spike, hidden channel, and reversal-line on the chart this evening…

    This strong move higher is a big clue, telling me there will be buyers waiting for the next ‘2-legged pullback’ to send price right back up to re-test the high…

    And the best way to buy a pullback is to use a reliable support level, such as a reversal-line located at .56 or the low of this hidden channel drawn off the highs and pinned to the low…

    It’s also important to remember that any time we see a market move this far in such a short period of time, the market almost needs to “catch up” with what happened, often resulting in a range-bound market the following day…

    If that’s what we get, my plan is to find buying opportunities using the '2-Try Rule' with seller-failure set-ups…

    E-Mini S&P Day Trading Strategy

    E-Mini S&P is bullish with a strong Spike & Range, measured-move, and reversal-line on the chart this evening…

    The strong spike higher is a big clue, telling me that ANY pullback off the highs will be seen as a buying opportunity…

    And considering the range we see to finish today’s session – that tells me I should focus on the '2-Try Rule' and buyer-failure set-ups for the most reliable buying opportunities, and what better place to look for long trades than off a key reversal-line down at 85.00 tomorrow morning...


    E-Mini Nasdaq Day Trading Strategy

    E-Mini Nasdaq is bullish with a bull channel, measured-move, hidden channel and reversal-line on the chart this evening…

    The bull channel is a big clue because it has a "grind-break" – telling me that buyers weren’t given any real opportunity to “buy low”, which is important because…

    If you look closely you can see the recent pullback actually missed that reversal-line at 86.75, confirming that buyers are most likely still waiting for their opportunity to get long on the next pullback, but the key is to stay patient because...

    The measured-move is acting as resistance, so I don’t want to chase the move higher – focusing on buying low, or waiting for a successful breakout-pullback to take price thru the measured-move before buying pullbacks tomorrow morning...

    Gold Day Trading Strategy

    Gold is bullish with a strong bull run, bull channel, and round number on the chart this evening…

    The strong bull run is the biggest clue, telling me to look for buying opportunities using a ‘2-legged pullback’ at support levels below…

    And I have my eyes on a key support level, just above the 1200 round number with a target going up to the prior month close (which has been a “sticky” area over the past few weeks)…

    Euro Day Trading Strategy

    Euro is going sideways with a trading-range and triangle on the chart this evening…

    The range is the big clue, but in all reality, the lack of any other structure is what tells us this is a range…


    And any time I have a range, my plan is to fade the breakouts – buying low, selling high, avoiding the middle, and using the '2-Try Rule' with failure set-ups tomorrow morning...

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              3ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο για τα Ολοκαυτώματα και τις Γερμανικές Αποζημιώσεις      Cache   Translate Page      
    3ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο για τα Ολοκαυτώματα
    και τις Γερμανικές Αποζημιώσεις
    14 - 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018
    Μουσείο Ολοκαυτώματος Δήμου Βιάννου (Αμιράς Βιάννου)
    «Καταστρέψατε την επαρχία Βιάννου. Εκτελέσατε πάραυτα, χωρίς διαδικασία, τους άρρενες που είναι πάνω από 16 ετών καθώς και όλους όσοι συλλαμβάνονται στην ύπαιθρο, ανεξαρτήτως φύλου και ηλικίας». 
    Η φοβερή αυτή διαταγή του στρατηγού Μπρούνο Όσβαλντ Μπρόγιερ, Διοικητή του «Φρουρίου Κρήτη», προς τα γερμανικά στρατεύματα Κατοχής έδωσε το σύνθημα για τη διάπραξη ενός από τα ειδεχθέστερα εγκλήματα του Γ΄ Ράιχ σε πανευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο. Από τις 14-16.9.1943 ο τακτικός στρατός της ναζιστικής Γερμανίας δολοφόνησε άνανδρα και εν ψυχρώ, με βάση ένα καλά οργανωμένο σχέδιο, 401 άμαχους πολίτες (461 συνολικά τα θύματα στα χωριά της Βιάννου την περίοδο της Κατοχής). Μεταξύ αυτών παιδιά, γυναίκες, κατάκοιτους και ηλικιωμένους. Παράλληλα ο γερμανικός στρατός κατοχής λεηλάτησε και στη συνέχεια κατέστρεψε τα χωριά της Βιάννου και της Δυτικής Ιεράπετρας. Η Βιάννος βυθίστηκε στο πένθος. Η ναζιστική κτηνωδία σφράγισε ανεξίτηλα τον τόπο μας και τη ζωή όσων επέζησαν και κλήθηκαν να ανέβουν το δικό τους Γολγοθά.
    Ευλόγως, ο Σεπτέμβρης για τα χωριά της επαρχίας Βιάννου είναι μήνας ιερός, μήνας άφατου πόνου, πένθους και θλίψης. Αλλά και μήνας κορύφωσης του αγώνα για τη δικαίωση του λαού μας και τη διεκδίκηση των γερμανικών οφειλών. Φέτος, με την ευκαιρία της συμπλήρωσης 75 χρόνων από τις αποφράδες εκείνες μέρες, προχωρούμε στη διοργάνωση του 3ου Πανελλήνιου Συνεδρίου για τα Ολοκαυτώματα και τις Γερμανικές Αποζημιώσεις, το οποίο θα λάβει χώρα στο Μουσείο Ολοκαυτώματος του Δήμου Βιάννου (Αμιράς Βιάννου, 14-16.9.2018).
    Θα συμμετάσχουν Αντιστασιακοί, εκπρόσωποι Ενώσεων Θυμάτων και Μαρτυρικών Δήμων από όλη την Ελλάδα, διαπρεπείς επιστήμονες κι εκπρόσωποι επιστημονικών και κοινωνικών φορέων κ.α. Ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον έχει η παρουσία Γερμανών δημοκρατών, που συμμετέχουν στο κίνημα διεκδίκησης των γερμανικών οφειλών: μεταξύ άλλων αναμένεται να δώσουν το παρών οι Ομάδες “AK Distomo” (νομικοί με έδρα το Αμβούργο), “Angreifbare Traditionspflege” (ιστορικοί με έδρα το Βούπερταλ), “Initiative Germany must pay” (με έδρα το Βερολίνο). 
    Στο συνέδριο θα παρουσιαστεί η ιστορία του Ολοκαυτώματος της Βιάννου καθώς και των μεγαλύτερων ελληνικών Ολοκαυτωμάτων, θα γίνει διεισδυτική προσέγγιση της προσπάθειας λογοκρισίας και παραχάραξης της ιστορίας της Κατοχής και της Αντίστασης, θα εξεταστούν αναλυτικά οι ιστορικές, πολιτικές και νομικές πτυχές της διεκδίκησης των γερμανικών οφειλών, ενώ θα τεθεί στο μικροσκόπιο των συνέδρων η στάση της γερμανικής κυβέρνησης σήμερα, η οποία καταφεύγει σε νεοαποικιοκρατικές μεθοδεύσεις για την αποδυνάμωση της διεκδίκησης των γερμανικών οφειλών και  την αναθεώρηση της Ιστορίας. Θα επιχειρηθεί, τέλος, η διαμόρφωση ενός οδικού χάρτη πολιτικής, κινηματικής και νομικής διεκδίκησης των γερμανικών οφειλών.
    Η τελετή έναρξης του Συνεδρίου θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Παρασκευή 14.9 και ώρα 11.30π.μ. και οι εργασίες του θα ολοκληρωθούν το Σάββατο 15.9.2018 στις 8.00μ.μ. Την έναρξη του Συνεδρίου θα κηρύξει ο Περιφερειάρχης Κρήτης κ. Σταύρος Αρναουτάκης. Την εναρκτήρια ομιλία θα πραγματοποιήσει η Καθηγήτρια του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών Πέπη Ρηγοπούλου, ενώ θα απευθύνει χαιρετισμό προς τους συνέδρους ο Μανώλης Γλέζος. Επίσης θα διαβαστεί μήνυμα του Γενικού Γραμματέα της Παγκόσμιας Ομοσπονδίας Αντιστασιακών και Αντιφασιστών (FIR) Γερμανού Dr. Ulrich Schneider. Μεταξύ των σημαντικών ομιλητών της δεύτερης μέρας του Συνεδρίου ξεχωρίζει η παρουσία του Καθηγητή Σύγχρονης Πολιτικής Ιστορίας του ΑΠΘ Γιώργου Μαργαρίτη. Θα συμμετάσχουν, επίσης, σημαντικοί νομικοί και ιστορικοί της νεότερης γενιάς, καθώς επίσης και βουλευτές και ευρωβουλευτές, μεταξύ των οποίων ο π. Πρόεδρος της Κοινοβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Διεκδίκησης των Γερμανικών Οφειλών Τριαντάφυλλος Μηταφίδης, εκπρόσωποι της Τοπικής Αυτοδιοίκησης κ.α. Σημειώνεται επίσης ότι έχουν κληθεί οι πολιτικοί αρχηγοί των κοινοβουλευτικών και ευρωκοινοβουλευτικών κομμάτων του συνταγματικού τόξου. 
    Στο πλαίσιο του Συνεδρίου θα βραβευθούν ο διαπρεπής Γερμανός ιστορικός Dr. Martin Seckendorf (για την πολύτιμη συμβολή του στη μελέτη της Θυσίας της Ελλάδας στην περίοδο της Κατοχής), ο Επίτιμος αρχηγός ΓΕΕΘΑ Μανούσος Παραγιουδάκης (για τη στάση του στην αποκάλυψη του ρόλου του περιβόητου Χάιντς Ρίχτερ), ο ακαδημαϊκός Ιωάννης Παρμακέλης (γλυπτά του οποίου κοσμούν το Πανδημοτικό Ηρώο της Βιάννου και άλλους τόπους Θυσίας στην Κρήτη), καθώς και ο αείμνηστος Γεώργιος Μπαριτάκης (για την προσφορά του στην ανάδειξη του Ολοκαυτώματος της Βιάννου).
    Παράλληλα θα πραγματοποιηθούν πολύ ενδιαφέρουσες πολιτιστικές εκδηλώσεις στο χώρο του Πανδημοτικού Ηρώου Βιάννου: 
    Την Παρασκευή 14.9.2018 και ώρα 8.00μ.μ.: «Βιάννος - Σεπτέμβρης 1943: μνήμη και ευθύνη»: 
    Στο Α΄ μέρος: Η υψίφωνος Λουκία Σπανάκη με συνοδεία πιάνου σε ένα μουσικό οδοιπορικό μνήμης με έργα μεγάλων Ελλήνων και ξένων συνθετών. 
    Στο Β΄ μέρος: ο τραγουδιστής Νίκος Ανδρουλάκης ερμηνεύει έργα Ελλήνων δημιουργών. 
    Το Σάββατο 15.9.2018 και ώρα 8.00 μμ Πολιτιστική εκδήλωση με τίτλο: «Η τραγωδία της Βιάννου. Κάθαρση πότε;»:
    Στο Α΄ μέρος: ο Κάρολος Κουκλάκης και η Ειρήνη Δερέμπεη αντάμα από τα  «Παλαιϊνά Σεφέρια» μάς ταξιδεύουν στο χρόνο και τη γνήσια μουσική παράδοση της Κρήτης.
    Στο Β΄ Μέρος: συναυλία Αντιστασιακού & Πολιτικού τραγουδιού με τη Νατάσα Παπαδοπούλου – Τζαβέλα και τον Τάκη Κωνσταντακόπουλο. Συμμετέχουν οι μουσικοί: Μάνος Αβαράκης (φυσαρμόνικα), Δημήτρης Καρβέλης (κιθάρα), Παντελής Μπέσης (μπουζούκι), Μάνος Παπαδάκης (μπάσο).
    Οι εκδηλώσεις θα κορυφωθούν την Κυριακή 16 Σεπτεμβρίου, στις 10πμ, στο Ηρώο Ολοκαυτώματος της Βιάννου (Σελί Αμιρά) με την επίσημη τελετή μνήμης.
    Είσοδος ελεύθερη! Σας περιμένουμε!
    75 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΟΛΟΚΑΥΤΩΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΒΙΑΝΝΟΥ
    ΑΝΥΠΟΧΩΡΗΤΟΣ ΑΓΩΝΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣΥΝΗ ΚΙ ΑΠΟΖΗΜΙΩΣΗ!


              The Flowery Journal My Sister Gave Me (Part 16)      Cache   Translate Page      
    More journal stuff.

    This page is about family.  

    Yikes.

    Note: Blue is what was printed in the journal.  Green is what I wrote (probably back in 1996)



    As I got older, my perceptions of family began to change. I now saw-My mom wasn't as much of a bitch as I thought she was. My dad was a good person but a jerk like all men are. That Dawn could cause a sister to be emotionally disturbed.

    So I guess at that point, I was blaming all my angst on my older sister. 

    Maybe we had gotten into a fight recently? 

    I'm not sure it was all about perception changing. I think it might have been more about people relating better to each other at different times in their life.

    I think that when I was a child and teenager, I was an uncomfortable challenge to my parents. 

    I probably had some sort of mild autism, or at least some social awkwardness. 

    OR maybe I could at least say I was out of sync with my family.

    And that out-of-synch state would always be there.  I think, though, that there were times I was more in synch.

    One of those times was probably 1996. I now had a serious boyfriend, and one who knew how to charm my parents and sisters.  

    Yeah. I found this song from Crazy Ex-Girlfriends hit quite close to home.




    Also in another journal page, I read recently, I had talked about maybe trying to start drinking.

    There were times that I felt my dad wasn't pleased with my teetotaller state—that it was just another thing that made me too weird.

    I don't remember much about why I felt that way. But I do remember him suggesting that I at least hold a drink that LOOKS like alcohol, so I don't cause a fuss.

    I don't know. Maybe he thought I was being too loud about my no-drinking? And who knows. Maybe I had been?  Maybe I was perceived as being too self-righteous.

    How I saw my mother-as being superficial and a terrible listener. I was right about the bad listener part, but I later learned she was far from superficial.

    It sounds like I was thinking of something specific there. Maybe there was some kind of event or conversation that showed me that my mother was much deeper than I believed. 

    And my father-Corny, narcissistic, dedicated, driven, cruel.

    I'm surprised I knew the word narcissistic back then.  I'm not sure why. I graduated college. You'd expect me to have a few vocabulary words up my sleeve.

    The most positive lesson I learned at home-Love can heal.

    Well, now I definitely disagree with that.

    Because I know people love me...in their own certain way. And I love people.

    But I don't feel healed. At all.

    And the most negative-Don't trust people.

    You never know if people are going to hurt you, betray you, or if not that...If they truly love you and provide you with strong emotional support, there's always the chance they'll get hit by a truck. Or cancer. Or something like that.

    I loved the last two lines of Hannah Baker's poem in 13 Reasons Why.

    But I keep swallowing what I thought was air

    I keep finding stones tied to my feet.

    In some ways, those two lines sum up my life.

    There have been too many times that I reached out to people and was knocked back in some way.

    Sometimes it's pretty huge. Like opening up to someone. Feeling a small amount of relief. Feeling I might finally have someone on my side. Then soon after we get in a fight, and they use what I had confided to attack me. 

    Sometimes it's small things.

    For example....

    I have been part of a Twitter clique the past year or so, because a small group of people keep adding my name to their conversations. I was more of a listener most of the time, and I didn't share much.

    But then one of them asked me if I was okay and...I forgot what else she said, but it almost sounded like she truly cared. 

    I had been in the deep midst of the DFW neurology drama and decided maybe I WOULD open up a little bit.  So I just said something like, things have been a bit rough lately.  And then because I didn't want to be too dark, I added a little joke related to the trivial/fun conversation we had been having that day.

    A part of me knew it would not go beyond, are you okay?  A part of me understood that they didn't really want to know more about me. They were just being polite. Or they were asking out of habit.

    But there was a part of me that imagined they might actually be interested. I thought maybe I might stop being the one in the group who's so secretive. Maybe these people could actually become real friends.

    Well, what happened is, they latched on to the joke and totally ignored the part about me having a rough time.

    They didn't ask any more questions.

    They showed no interest.

    What I loved about 13 Reasons Why was it broke through the bullshit about how we can all feel much better if we opened up and told someone our problems.

    I'm sure that DOES work for some people.

    But it doesn't work for everyone. 

    Too many times it hasn't worked for me.

    The sense of self my family gave me-Important. Before Dawn's accident, I think I caused most problems in the family. I made Dawn's life miserable. No, that's not right. Dawn's life isn't miserable. I mean I think I am the hangnail in Dawn's life, which is a comfort since she is a brain tumor in mine.

    Holy fuck.

    We must have been in a huge fight when I was writing in that journal.

    Dawn and I get along quite well these days. We do still have huge fights, but we balance it out with a lot of laughing. 

    A story about my family life-November 1995. My mom was in an awful mood, bitchy and irritable mood. My dad was in his irritating mood. He constantly provoked my mother, and she reacted like a first grader. I took my mother's side, not because I thought she was right, but because I had a need to go against my father. 

    Melissa and Dawn went on my dad's side, because they thought he was funny. War broke out. My mom screamed at Dawn in the hall of a hotel. Dawn and I "ran away" and hid. Melissa and Dawn cried. 

    This was the first time I realized that I wasn't the only emotionally disturbed person in my family.  

    Thanksgiving drama!!

    And a similar thing happened this past Thanksgiving.

    Alone at home while everyone was at the lake house; I was going through some major drama shit—having one of my mini nervous breakdowns. I started getting delusional ideas that everyone there was talking bad about me; I was unloved; It would be better if I wasn't around, etc.

    I hadn't gotten any texts from anyone in awhile, which is partly what triggered me.

    Then I learned the family was busy having a huge fight without me!!!!  It kind of cheered me up, because I was reminded once again that I'm not an ugly stain on what might have been a perfect family. 

    My whole family is messed up. 

    And I think also that most families are pretty messed up.

    We are ALL messed up. 

    Humanity itself is one big nervous breakdown. 



              Acusada y encerrada por matar a su marido la escritora que había escrito: 'Cómo asesinar a tu marido'      Cache   Translate Page      
    Miércoles, 12 de Septiembre, 2018
    ESTADOS UNIDOS

    Arrestada una escritora que entre otras obras, escribió: 'Cómo asesinar a tu marido', por el asesinato de su propio marido, La víctima,  Daniel C. Brophy, era un  prestigioso chef del Instituto Culinario de Oregon, ella una novelista, Nancy Brophy.

    Tras fallecer su marido, escribió y subió a las redes una conmovedora carta a su marido muerto, según ella él había sido asesinado.

    Otras obras de esta mujer asesina de su marido, al menos arrestada por ello:  'El policía equivocado' donde la protagonista imaginaba cómo podría deshacerse de su esposo; 'El marido equivocado', en el que la mujer simulaba su propia muerte para escaparse de una pareja maltratadora,

    Mensaje que la asesina subió a las redes:

    "Para mis amigos de Facebook y familiares, tengo noticias tristes. Mi esposo y mi mejor amigo, el chef Dan Brophy, fue asesinado ayer por la mañana. Para aquellos más cercanos a mí y que creen que esto se merece una llamada telefónica, tienen razón, pero estoy luchando por darle sentido a todo en este momento. El Instituto Culinario de Oregón realizará una vigilia a la luz de las velas el lunes 4 de junio a las 7 p.m. Si bien aprecio todas tus respuestas amorosas, estoy abrumada. Pospongan las llamadas telefónicas hasta que pueda funcionar.."



    Fuente:
    La autora de "Cómo asesinar a tu marido" detenida por matar a su esposo
    https://www.farodevigo.es/cultura/2018/09/12/escritora-misterio-nancy-brophy-detenida/1960366.html
              Dateline NBC investigates murder of Fort Campbell soldier      Cache   Translate Page      
    Evil Was Waiting: Dateline NBC investigates murder of Fort Campbell soldier
    Clarksville Now
    By Nicole June
    September 12, 2018

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – A report coming later this week from Dateline NBC highlights the 2012 slaying of Fort Campbell soldier Sgt. Vincent Goslyn, Jr.
    Clarksville NowInvestigator Ed Stokes talks to Dateline NBC's Andrea Canning in Evil Was Waiting, a new report on the 2012 murder of Fort Campbell soldier Vincent Goslyn, Jr. (Photo courtesy of Dateline NBC)
    Goslyn was gunned down on the side of the road in Christian County, Ky. in Feb. 2012, not long after returning home from a deployment to Afghanistan.

    At the time of the incident his wife, Jessie Goslyn, called 911 and reported that her husband had been shot when he got out of the car to help a stranded motorist on the side of the road. She told operators she drove away from the scene as her husband supposedly instructed her to.

    It was later uncovered that Jessie Goslyn and her boyfriend, Jarred Tabor Long, had plotted Vincent’s murder and used the 911 call as a cover-up.
    read more here

              Devil May Cry 5 | Vídeo mostra combos insanos do game      Cache   Translate Page      

     A espera pelo novo jogo da franquia Devil May Cry está grande e enquanto o jogo não é lançado, alguns fãs tiveram a oportunidade de jogar a demo na Gamescom 2018 e e claro que aproveitaram o momento para estudar o maior numero de combos possíveis.

     O youtuber R K jogou a demo por um bom tempo e conseguiu termina-la com um Rank S, perfeito! No vídeo postado pelo próprio em seu canal do youtube, amostra uma compilação de todos os combos de Devil May Cry 5 - que foi resultado de mais de 50 gameplays da demo na Gamescom.



     Devil May Cry 5 chega em 8 de março de 2019 para PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.
              Rozmawiamy: Michał Skorecki o wyborach burmistrza Wadowic: "Moim celem nie jest robienie rewolucji"      Cache   Translate Page      
    Michał Skorecki

    Czy pochodzący z Wadowic prawnik i menadżer Michał Skorecki wystartuje ostatecznie w wyborach na burmistrza Wadowic i stanie się tym trzecim, który rozdzieli dwóch graczy na lokalnej politycznej scenie? W internetowym programie Wadowice24.pl #Rozmawiamy z człowiekiem, który już namieszał przed tymi wyborami.

    Kilka miesięcy temu Michał Skorecki przyjechał do Wadowic z Warszawy i postanowił zając się lokalnymi sprawami. Ten urodzony wadowiczanin, absolwent liceum Wadowity, z wykształcenia prawnik i z zawodu menadżer zaproponował mieszkańcom nieco inną formułę rozstrzygania najważniejszych spraw w gminie. Zgłosił projekt zwołania referendum w sprawach budowy BDI, zakazu palenia węglem i lokalizacji sklepów wielkopowierzchniowych. Początkowo wydawało się, że jego inicjatywa nie ma szans, ale co ciekawe pomysł referendum w sprawie BDI podchwycili radni, którzy uchwalili rezolucję w tj sprawie.

    Czy pomysły Skoreckiego mają szansę na przebicie się do świadomości wyborców? Ostatnio Michał Skorecki zarejestrował komitet wyborczy "Powiat wadowicki" i chyba ma ochotę zmierzyć się w walce o fotel burmistrza. W programie internetowym Wadowice24.pl #Rozmawiamy Michał Skorecki mówi nam, co dalej, czy rzeczywiście chce wystartować i dlaczego chce to zrobić...

    Zarejestrowaliśmy oficjalnie komitet wyborczy. Wstępną decyzję [o kandydowaniu], rzeczywiście podjąłem. Natomiast chcę jeszcze poznać zdanie wadowiczan, czy rzeczywiście jest przestrzeń, by pojawiła się taka osoba jak ja w środowisku politycznym de facto, która wywodzi się bezpośrednio z biznesu. Czy rzeczywiście chcą, by taka osoba, menadżer z doświadczeniem mocno biznesowym, ale nie politycznym, może rządzić i zarządzać tym miastem - mówi Michał Skorecki.

    Skorecki szczerze przyznaje, że nie jest łatwo dziś zainteresować wadowiczan dyskusją o przyszłości miasta.

    Na pewno rozpoczynając wszystkie te działania kilka miesięcy, byłem pełen entuzjazmu. Rozmawiając z przedstawicielami różnych środowisk wadowickich, kultury, polityki i biznesu, stwierdziłem, że jest ogromna przestrzeń, by dyskutować i ogromna przestrzeń, by dawać mieszkańcom szansę na wypowiadanie się na tematy, które rzeczywiście bezpośrednio ich dotykają, które rzeczywiście chcieliby w Wadowicach zmienić. Po tym moim spotkaniu trochę nabrałem wątpliwości, bo okazało się, że ten wydźwięk nie był taki, jaki się spodziewałem. Ale jednak z powrotem głosy do mnie dochodzą, bardzo pozytywne i myślę, że nabrałem ponownie tej pozytywnej energii, by działać - dodaje Michał Skorecki.

    Zdaniem Michała Skoreckiego Wadowice mają już dosyć ostrej walki politycznej i wiele osób pragnie spokoju.

    Moim celem nie jest robienie rewolucji z pomocą przemocy emocjonalnej, agresji słownej. Nie zamierzam prowadzić w tej formie kampanii, to absolutnie nie zmierza do dobrego zakończenia. Myślę, że merytoryka broni się sama. Najistotniejsze jest to, w jaki sposób chcę współpracować z mieszkańcami Wadowic, co chcemy osiągnąć, jak widzimy przyszłość, a nie walczymy między sobą na to, co działo się wcześniej. Chyba jedną z najgorszych form jest wypominanie przeciwnikowi, co zrobił źle. Moim zdaniem trzeba mówić o sobie, co możemy zrobić dla miasta Wadowice - powiedział w #Rozmawiamy Skorecki.


              How to Password-Protect Folders on Mac      Cache   Translate Page      
    Folders can’t be directly encrypted in macOS, but you can put them in password-protected containers. This has the effect of protecting your folders and the files they contain with a password. You can password-protect folders on macOS using the built-in Disk Utility application or a third-party tool called Encrypto. Using Disk Utility You can password-protect the contents of a folder by copying them to a password-protected disk image. This will create a new dmg file which will be password-protected. The original folder will remain untouched and can be deleted once the contents of the disk image are confirmed. 1. Open Disk Utility from Spotlight or... Read more

              LC Universal Loader [SEPTEMBER 13 2018]      Cache   Translate Page      


    LC Loader [9/3/2018]

    UNDETECTED AS OF SEPTEMBER 3 2018 3:49AM PH TIME /pls

    Warning!
    DO NOT USE THE HACK AROUND 5PM TO 6PM TO AVOID BAN.



    ( USE DUMMY ACCOUNT First ALWAYS BEFORE LOGGING IN.)


    REMINDER:

    1. DONT OVERUSE THE SUPERKILL HACK. ACTIVATE SK ON LOBBY ONLY.

    2. DONT OVERUSE THE ALWAYS HEAD ALSO.

    3. LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST , IF YOU USE THE HACK ALWAYS USE DUMMY FIRST EVERYTIME YOU LOG IN. TO TEST ALWAYS IF ITS UNDETECTED , OR DETECTED. THATS ALL. ENJOY .

    GAMEPLAY:



    CREDITS TO: @ACEOFEAGLE @marryanne10 @MemoryThePast
    @RazerXJosh

    Credits to: @Davinci Junior the MXVIII For the link Thankyou. /gewd

    FOR STW NO CLIENT ON RIFLE:

    USE SNAKE DBR AND YOUR'E GOOD TO GO /gewd

    INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE THE LOADER:

    STEP 1.

    OPEN LCLoader.exe , RIGHT CLICK it and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR.

    STEP 2.

    PRESS HACKS.

    STEP 3.

    CHOOSE IF YOU WANT TO USE FULL HACK OR SIMPLE HACK.

    STEP 4:

    PRESS LOAD.


    STEP 5:

    WAIT TILL MESSAGE BOX POPS UP.

    STEP 6:

    RUN CROSSFIRE. ENJOY!

    ENJOY!

    CHANGE LOG:

    *ADDED NO SMOKE
    *ADDED NO FLASHBANG
    *ADDED NO GRENADE DAMAGE

    SUPPORTED NEW MAP!

    WORKING HACKS ON THIS NEW MAP:

    ESP
    AIMBOT
    ALWAYS HEAD
    SUPERKILL
    WALK THROUGH WALL
    WALLHACK
    CROSSHAIR
    XRAY
    ASUS
    WIREFRAME
    PERFECT NO RECOIL
    SEMI NO RECOIL
    FAST KNIFE
    KNIFE 360
    FULL WALL BANG

    ALWAYS USE DUMMY ACCOUNT FIRST.
    PRESS THANKS AND REP+ IF ITS WORKING.

    Download Here: http://pinoygameaccounts.blogspot.com/2018/09/lc-universal-loader-september-13-2018.html

              Xero Global Release Update August 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

    Check out the latest updates for small businesses and partners, plus a peek at what’s coming soon. Xero changes and release updates can be found in Xero Central.
    Recently released  

    Search enhancements to Find & recode
    2SA now mandatory for AU Payroll admins and subscribers
    Alternative email for 2SA users
    Private use depreciation for fixed assets (NZ only)
    Partners can lodge Activity Statements with Xero (AU)
    Running balance for account transactions report
    Create a project invoice on Xero Projects for mobile
    Link credit notes to projects
    Invoice lists load instantly on mobile

    Payroll update

    Payroll timesheet integration with Projects (AU)
    Payslip PDF encryption (UK)

    Coming soon

    Email to bills – pre- populated fields
    Multi-page support for PDF receipts in new Expenses
    Add & edit bills on mobile
    Profit at a glance on mobile
    Uncoded transaction report
    Employee Bulk upload in Payroll
    WorkflowMax – moving to Xero login
    Improved Pay and Leave settings in Payroll (NZ)

    Released
    Search enhancements to Find & recode
    Advisors can now find and fix up their client’s mistakes even faster through new search enhancements to Find & recode in Xero.

    The post Xero Global Release Update August 2018 appeared first on Xero Blog.


              You'll Probably Squeal Watching LeBron James and Channing Tatum Do Crazy Dares on Ellen      Cache   Translate Page      

    It's all in the name of charity! On Wednesday, LeBron James and Channing Tatum appeared together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the host challenged the duo to some absurd dares. We're talking hands-free tequila shots, licking a mystery item, and so much more. In an effort to raise money for LeBron's new I Promise School in Akron, OH, Ellen announced that Walmart would donate $10K for each completed dare. So you know what that means: LeBron and Channing had no choice but to do these ridiculous requests, for the kids and for our personal enjoyment! Watch the hilarious video above and see the Smallfoot costars crush the ridiculous dares to raise $100K.


              Η Σαραγόσα πέταξε έξω την Ντέπορ! (video)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Σαραγόσα και Ντεπορτίβο Λα Κορούνια αγωνίζονται αμφότερες στη Σεγκούντα Ντιβιζιόν, όμως κλήθηκαν να αναμετρηθούν και στο κύπελλο Ισπανίας με την ομάδα της Αραγωνίας να παίρνει τη νίκη 2-1 και μαζί την πρόκριση. Παπουνασβίλι (6') και Χόρχε Πόμπο (50') σημείωσαν τα δύο γκολ της Σαραγόσα, ενώ η Ντέπορ απλά μείωσε με τον Καρτάμπια (53'). Αυτή ήταν η πρώτη φορά μετά από 39 χρόνια που η Ντεπορτίβο γνωρίζει αποκλεισμό στον δεύτερο γύρο της διοργάνωσης!


              Ποιος είπε πως το "διπλό" είναι βαρετό; (video)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Πολλοί τηλεθεατές μόλις συναντούν ματς διπλού σε κάποιο τουρνουά, αλλάζουν κανάλι. Το video του Tennis Tv δείχνει πως μάλλον κάνουν λάθος, παρουσιάζοντας τα δέκα κορυφαία ράλλι σε ματς διπλού!  Απολαύστε! 


              Breitbart leaks video of Google executives' candid reaction to Trump victory      Cache   Translate Page      

    Video, in which the company’s top brass seek to reassure employees, was characterized by Breitbart as evidence of bias

    A video of Google’s first all-staff meeting following the 2016 election has been published by Breitbart, revealing the candid reactions of company executives to Donald Trump’s unexpected victory.

    In an hour-long conversation, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, chief executive Sundar Pichai, and executives Kent Walker, Ruth Porat and Eileen Noughton offered their reflections on the election, sought to reassure employees about issues such as immigration status and benefits for same-sex partners, and answered questions on topics ranging from filter bubbles and political polarization to encryption and net neutrality.

    Continue reading...
              How to read a SQL column that is encrypted in C#      Cache   Translate Page      

    I have done this article to encrypt a column.

    How can I decrypt this in C#?

    https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/implement-column-level-encryption-decryption-in-sql-server-2016/


              6 open source tools for making your own VPN      Cache   Translate Page      
    https://opensource.com/article/18/8/open-source-tools-vpn

    Want to try your hand at building your own VPN but aren’t sure where to start?

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    If you want to try your hand at building your own VPN but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll compare six of the best free and open source tools to set up and use a VPN on your own server. These VPNs work whether you want to set up a site-to-site VPN for your business or just create a remote access proxy to unblock websites and hide your internet traffic from ISPs.
    Which is best depends on your needs and limitations, so take into consideration your own technical expertise, environment, and what you want to achieve with your VPN. In particular, consider the following factors:
    • VPN protocol
    • Number of clients and types of devices
    • Server distro compatibility
    • Technical expertise required

    Algo

    Algo was designed from the bottom up to create VPNs for corporate travelers who need a secure proxy to the internet. It “includes only the minimal software you need,” meaning you sacrifice extensibility for simplicity. Algo is based on StrongSwan but cuts out all the things that you don’t need, which has the added benefit of removing security holes that a novice might otherwise not notice.
    As an added bonus, it even blocks ads! Algo supports only the IKEv2 protocol and Wireguard. Because IKEv2 support is built into most devices these days, it doesn’t require a client app like OpenVPN. Algo can be deployed using Ansible on Ubuntu (the preferred option), Windows, RedHat, CentOS, and FreeBSD. Setup is automated using Ansible, which configures the server based on your answers to a short set of questions. It’s also very easy to tear down and re-deploy on demand.
    Algo is probably the easiest and fastest VPN to set up and deploy on this list. It’s extremely tidy and well thought out. If you don’t need any of the more advanced features offered by other tools and just need a secure proxy, it’s a great option. Note that Algo explicitly states it’s not meant for geo-unblocking or evading censorship, and was primarily designed for confidentiality.

    Streisand

    Streisand can be installed on any Ubuntu 16.04 server using a single command; the process takes about 10 minutes. It supports L2TP, OpenConnect, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Shadowsocks, Stunnel, Tor bridge, and WireGuard. Depending on which protocol you choose, you may need to install a client app.
    In many ways, Streisand is similar to Algo, but it offers more protocols and customization. This takes a bit more effort to manage and secure but is also more flexible. Note Streisand does not support IKEv2. I would say Streisand is more effective for bypassing censorship in places like China and Turkey due to its versatility, but Algo is easier and faster to set up.
    The setup is automated using Ansible, so there’s not much technical expertise required. You can easily add more users by sending them custom-generated connection instructions, which include an embedded copy of the server’s SSL certificate.
    Tearing down Streisand is a quick and painless process, and you can re-deploy on demand.

    OpenVPN

    OpenVPN requires both client and server applications to set up VPN connections using the protocol of the same name. OpenVPN can be tweaked and customized to fit your needs, but it also requires the most technical expertise of the tools covered here. Both remote access and site-to-site configurations are supported; the former is what you’ll need if you plan on using your VPN as a proxy to the internet. Because client apps are required to use OpenVPN on most devices, the end user must keep them updated.
    Server-side, you can opt to deploy in the cloud or on your Linux server. Compatible distros include CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, and openSUSE. Client apps are available for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android, and there are unofficial apps for other devices. Enterprises can opt to set up an OpenVPN Access Server, but that’s probably overkill for individuals, who will want the Community Edition.
    OpenVPN is relatively easy to configure with static key encryption, but it isn’t all that secure. Instead, I recommend setting it up with easy-rsa, a key management package you can use to set up a public key infrastructure. This allows you to connect multiple devices at a time and protect them with perfect forward secrecy, among other benefits. OpenVPN uses SSL/TLS for encryption, and you can specify DNS servers in your configuration.
    OpenVPN can traverse firewalls and NAT firewalls, which means you can use it to bypass gateways and firewalls that might otherwise block the connection. It supports both TCP and UDP transports.

    StrongSwan

    You might have come across a few different VPN tools with “Swan” in the name. FreeS/WAN, OpenSwan, LibreSwan, and strongSwan are all forks of the same project, and the lattermost is my personal favorite. Server-side, strongSwan runs on Linux 2.6, 3.x, and 4x kernels, Android, FreeBSD, macOS, iOS, and Windows.
    StrongSwan uses the IKEv2 protocol and IPSec. Compared to OpenVPN, IKEv2 connects much faster while offering comparable speed and security. This is useful if you prefer a protocol that doesn’t require installing an additional app on the client, as most newer devices manufactured today natively support IKEv2, including Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
    StrongSwan is not particularly easy to use, and despite decent documentation, it uses a different vocabulary than most other tools, which can be confusing. Its modular design makes it great for enterprises, but that also means it’s not the most streamlined. It’s certainly not as straightforward as Algo or Streisand.
    Access control can be based on group memberships using X.509 attribute certificates, a feature unique to strongSwan. It supports EAP authentication methods for integration into other environments like Windows Active Directory. StrongSwan can traverse NAT firewalls.

    SoftEther

    SoftEther started out as a project by a graduate student at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. SoftEther VPN Server and VPN Bridge run on Windows, Linux, OSX, FreeBSD, and Solaris, while the client app works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. VPN Bridge is mainly for enterprises that need to set up site-to-site VPNs, so individual users will just need the server and client programs to set up remote access.
    SoftEther supports the OpenVPN, L2TP, SSTP, and EtherIP protocols, but its own SoftEther protocol claims to be able to be immunized against deep packet inspection thanks to “Ethernet over HTTPS” camouflage. SoftEther also makes a few tweaks to reduce latency and increase throughput. Additionally, SoftEther includes a clone function that allows you to easily transition from OpenVPN to SoftEther.
    SoftEther can traverse NAT firewalls and bypass firewalls. On restricted networks that permit only ICMP and DNS packets, you can utilize SoftEther’s VPN over ICMP or VPN over DNS options to penetrate the firewall. SoftEther works with both IPv4 and IPv6.
    SoftEther is easier to set up than OpenVPN and strongSwan but is a bit more complicated than Streisand and Algo.

    WireGuard

    WireGuard is the newest tool on this list; it's so new that it’s not even finished yet. That being said, it offers a fast and easy way to deploy a VPN. It aims to improve on IPSec by making it simpler and leaner like SSH.
    Like OpenVPN, WireGuard is both a protocol and a software tool used to deploy a VPN that uses said protocol. A key feature is “crypto key routing,” which associates public keys with a list of IP addresses allowed inside the tunnel.
    WireGuard is available for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, MacOS, Windows, and Android. WireGuard works on both IPv4 and IPv6.
    WireGuard is much lighter than most other VPN protocols, and it transmits packets only when data needs to be sent.
    The developers say WireGuard should not yet be trusted because it hasn’t been fully audited yet, but you’re welcome to give it a spin. It could be the next big thing!

    Homemade VPN vs. commercial VPN

    Making your own VPN adds a layer of privacy and security to your internet connection, but if you’re the only one using it, then it would be relatively easy for a well-equipped third party, such as a government agency, to trace activity back to you.
    Furthermore, if you plan to use your VPN to unblock geo-locked content, a homemade VPN may not be the best option. Since you’ll only be connecting from a single IP address, your VPN server is fairly easy to block.
    Good commercial VPNs don’t have these issues. With a provider like ExpressVPN, you share the server’s IP address with dozens or even hundreds of other users, making it nigh-impossible to track a single user’s activity. You also get a huge range of hundreds or thousands of servers to choose from, so if one has been blacklisted, you can just switch to another.
    The tradeoff of a commercial VPN, however, is that you must trust the provider not to snoop on your internet traffic. Be sure to choose a reputable provider with a clear no-logs policy.

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    We recently discussed chattr, a command that you can use to change file attributes on a Linux file system. To list file attributes, there's a separate command, dubbed lsattr. In this tutorial, we will discuss this tool using some easy to understand examples.
    But before we do that, it's worth mentioning that all examples mentioned in this article have been tested on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine.

    Linux lsattr command

    As already mentioned in the introduction part above, the lsattr command in Linux lists file attributes on stdout. Following is its syntax:
    lsattr [ -RVadlpv ] [ files...  ]
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