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Coding school App Academy open sources curriculum

Coding school App Academy open sources curriculum

Whoa this is pretty awesome! App Academy has a really good reputation so this is so cool of them to do. I wonder how they make money on it though

Same way colleges do. Sometimes you need structure to succeed. Everything taught in school can easily be googled.

Just signed up! I’d love to get a job coding. I’ve learned some stuff on my own in the past and hope to transition from being a caseworker, to a developer.

Sincerely, good luck. I enjoy it. It’s like doing a puzzle everyday.

Google relents and transfers Duck.com to DuckDuckGo

Google relents and transfers Duck.com to DuckDuckGo

To be fair, Google came into possession of the domain accidentally by buying a company that owned it. A domain name that is just 4 letters and a dictionary word is worth a lot of money, so despite Google dragging their feet they still did a good thing.

Did you read the article, where it said Google only owned this domain because they acquired a company called "The Duck Corporation", and that before transferring the domain outright (which they were under no obligation to do to a literal competitor) they had duck.com include a link to DuckDuckGo?

There are plenty of reasons to be mad at tech giants, and everyone has their own line to draw with regards to the privacy-convenience continuum. But this article's title paints Google as a domain squatter who has been antagonizing DuckDuckGo for years, as opposed to the reality of the situation spelled out in the article's content.

I hope Google dies a death by a thousand paper cuts. I used to love them but now they are the perfect example of what happens when a company starts out honest and gained too much market.

I've tried duckduckgo, but like every other search engine I've tried to replace Google with, it sucks.

Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead

Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead

Hopefully comcast doesn't bribe the state government to block local rule.

That does seem like the kind of dick move they would pull too.

this ad

Kinda like how seems to make state broadband a mismanagement opportunity.

Edit: check this out from /u/sysadmintemporal https://www.reddit.com/sub/technology/comments/a58hrd/comcast_rejected_by_small_townresidents_vot...

I didn't know this was an option.

Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’ had it used basic security measures, says House report

Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’ had it used basic security measures, says House report
Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’ had it used basic security measures, says House report

Corporations are incentivized to make money.

Cyber security spending costs money.

Federal fines and penalties are a complete joke, so there’s no need to fear them.

Customers complain, but ultimately don’t care.

There is no incentive to have good cyber security.

Until the Federal Government gives a shit, consumers are utterly fucked.

Customers complain

They rarely complain since companies often don't even know they've been breached; even if they're aware they've been breached, they don't disclose it; even when they disclose it, customers don't hear about it; even when customers hear about it, they don't realize that they're the victim; and even when they do realize, they don't understand the extent to which they're being tracked; and if they do realize there's nothing they can do about it, since they were never given an option in the first place.

Yup and there will likely be no consequences!

Hint: MOST security breaches have similar backstories - and it's often framed as "elite sophisticated hax0rz got through our defenses"

We'd come in, pull the data from a backup, reconstruct the hack and go "NOPE" and give them the "fire your lying ass infosec guy" recommendation

Edit: the infosec guy would most get fired for lying to management about the incident/security to cover their ass. There were times the infosec guy documented everything and had proof of mgt sign-offs and then the senior mgt person responsible takes the hit for the incident.

The Feds Are Now Investigating The Millions Of Anti-Net Neutrality Comments Filed With Stolen Identities

The Feds Are Now Investigating The Millions Of Anti-Net Neutrality Comments Filed With Stolen Ide...

I’m sure the new AG who use to be Counsel for Verizon is going to do a lot of investigating....

They're just NOW getting to those?

Probably not, but that's the same thing everybody said about Tom Wheeler

He was appointed to the commission by Obama at the recommendation of Mitch McConnell. Only three commissioners may be of the same political party, so Obama had to appoint a republican. That said, he was voted in unanimously, so every senator at that time is to blame.

Rudy Giuliani doesn't understand how someone "invaded" his tweet with an "anti-president" message. Before he took office, Trump named Giuliani a cybersecurity adviser.

Rudy Giuliani doesn't understand how someone "invaded" his tweet with an "anti-president" message. Before he took office, Trump named Giuliani a cybersecurity adviser.
Rudy Giuliani doesn't understand how someone "invaded" his tweet with an "anti-president" message...

When are we gonna stop letting super old people that don't know shit about shit run shit?

tl;dr - Rudy tweeted something with poor grammar, resulting in the characters G-20.In . Someone took those characters and bought the url domain and just made a page that said "Donald Trump is a traitor to our country." Then the characters in the tweet became a (working) link.

Very clever idea.

edit: (working), domain

The clueless generation will never die, it's a ship of Theseus.

Rudy Giuliani is angry at Twitter, and this image has never been more appropriate.

“What is the FCC hiding?” Pai still won’t release net neutrality server logs - FCC denies NYT appeal, says producing requested records is too hard.

“What is the FCC hiding?” Pai still won’t release net neutrality server logs - FCC denies NYT app...

It's not even their logs. They're behind Akamai. Who have a very-easy-to-use log system, and reported no large-scale attack for that time period.

Doing so, the agency asserts, would require more than a simple database search and require the FCC to "create records that do not already exist."

An Akamai log request does create records, but they also already exist. In fact before they complain it's too hard to prune:

Log Delivery Service creates a copy of these logs, separates your logs from other customer logs, and then delivers your logs based on a schedule you define.

They seem to be complaining that they would have to make an actual request, and that it doesn't use SQL for the query language.

What are they hiding? A fuckton.

Ajit Pai has been caught with his pants down lying and fucking around with more than he can chew.

Seems like New York should subpoena akamai

Someone should tell trump that Hillary used their servers for her email.

Tumblr will ban all adult content starting December 17th

Tumblr will ban all adult content starting December 17th

So tumblr is shutting down?

December 18th sees Tumblr become obsolete.

"We’re not worried. Our customers buy Duff for its robust taste, not its alcoholic content."

So 75% of the website is going down?

Why Amazon is a ‘bully,’ and Facebook and Google are ‘the enemies of independent thought’

Why Amazon is a ‘bully,’ and Facebook and Google are ‘the enemies of independent thought’

Reddit more a mental institute

How abt Reddit then?

One of the most relevant statements occurs early on the the conversation, that anti-trust laws were gimped in the 1960’s such that they only took anticompetitive pricing into account, not business behavior. Which makes me want to find out what the original statutes said/covered.

It's the enabling drug dealer.

Why Bluetooth is not mature enough to replace the headphone jack now and it's stupid to remove the headphone jack.

Why Bluetooth is not mature enough to replace the headphone jack now and it's stupid to remove the headphone jack.

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Why Bluetooth is not mature enough to replace the headphone jack now and it's stupid to remove the headphone jack.

I'm not 100% sure if posts like this are allowed? I checked the rules and it said nothing against them.

But everybody is removing the headphone jack saying it's obsolete and wanting to replace it with Bluetooth.

here are a few reasons why Bluetooth totally can't replace the 3.5mm wired connection right now. I have an iPhone and it's so annoying to use a stupid dongle.

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Bluetooth has a really really high latency. It's barely tolerable for games. Video players play the audio in advance to comprehend for this issue. but there's so many things that can't be predicted, Games are one example or when you're using audio editing software etc. the only Bluetooth protocol with low latency is APT-X LL which is rarely supported anywhere. And from what I know Bluetooth 5 still does nothing about the latency. but when you use Bluetooth headphones with most PCs they don't do that, So you have an unsynced audio. some headphones have 120ms of latency while the very expensive and popular QC35 has 300ms of latency. the ear can tell anything above 80-100ms from what I know Bluetooth audio sound horrible when used as a headset. When you need to use your microphone on your headset to chat to someone and even if you're playing a game that supports voice chat, The audio sounds just so freaking horrible on every headphone, This is a limitation by the Bluetooth technology. it sounds like one of those very old radios.

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The removal of the headphone jack is specially stupid for the iPad pro since it's targeted at "pros" and DJs etc..

Until they have something like what gaming headphones use we need the headphone jack. From what I know most of those headsets use the microphone and play audio at the same time without quality loss, and they have near 30ms of latency. It'd be amazing if we could standardize that to be like Bluetooth. Many of them have very small dongles!

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Most important issue -for me-: this is just another battery to worry about

The reason is profit. Bluetooth is heaven for updating shit and selling more and more. I bought my last headphone set 5 years ago. Still good. I also have a pair of studio headphones for mixing. I won't update any of that. But newer consumers, kids in their 15 to 20 starting to buy stuff will.

With mean posts like this I am surprised it isn't downright suicidal!

Try one of these subthreads