Jonathan Spitzer

Jonathan Spitzer

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The Register hasn't needed to spend much time covering Linux 4.11 because hiccups haven't happened and Linux daddy Linus Torvalds' comments have been sparse and measured, other than a slightly terse lesson on how to Pull properly.But today he's posted that this version of Linux has hit a speed bump in the form of “NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines.”“It's not entirely clear what caused the [NVMe] issue (it wasn't just limited to some NVMe hardware, but also particular platforms), but let's test it.” Which sounds like a good idea, given that flash memory on the PCIe bus is increasingly mainstream.That problem and “a couple of really annoying” bugs mean that Torvalds has decided to do an eighth release candidate for Linux 4.11.“I did get fixes for the issues that popped up, so I could have released 4.11 as-is,” Torvalds wrote, “but it just doesn't feel right.”“It's not like another week of letting this release mature will really hurt,” he adds, before wrapping up his Sunday afternoon post with “So go out and test, guys and gals, and make sure that I can do a final release next weekend instead, ok?”
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Just in time for Earth Day, scientists say the search for extraterrestrial life may have gotten a boost from the discovery of earth-like planets where, theoretically at least, life could exist.If so, would the residents of said planets care to be identified with our wretched third rock from the sun?See more cartoons: This Weird Trick Tells You If Any News Story Is True Or False!
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One more week flew by, which means we’ve got plenty of new trailers for you, including a few clips from a few new movies that deserve your attention.In addition to those, we’ve got fresh trailers for various other pictures that will launch in the near future.Called American Assassin and set for a September 15th release date, this movie is about counterterrorism.Kingsman: The Golden Circle launches on September 29th, starring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, and Pedro Pascal.We’ve only got a very short teaser for now, but it’s still better than nothing.Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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Ever since the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie dropped a hint of Marvel’s quantum magic-flinging hero Adam Warlock, fans have wondered when or if he’d ever join his fellow Guardians on the big screen.But now we know that he’s definitely coming, and when to expect him.Speaking with director James Gunn and Marvel Studio’s Kevin Feige at a press junket for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, /Film’s Peter Sciretta confirmed that plans are being made to bring Warlock into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.Here’s Gunn on the character’s future, courtesy of /Film:But he will be a part of the future Marvel cosmic universe and a pretty important part of that.Gunn doesn’t explicitly mention the third Guardians film to /Film, but given that he himself is developing Warlock’s cinematic debut and announced earlier this week he would return to write and direct Guardians 3, the logical conclusion is that Adam is being saved for Guardians 3.
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Though it has been in the works for years, there is at last solid news on what's happening with the TV series based on Robert Jordan's bestselling fantasy series Wheel of Time.Now Variety is reporting that Sony has bought the rights and hired Rafe Judkins (Agents of Shield, Hemlock Grove, Chuck) to write and executive produce it.Jordan's 14-book epic first hit bookstores in 1990 and has become one of the biggest selling series of all time, by some counts even outselling George R.R.Martin's Song of Ice and Fire.It's a classic tale of good and evil, full of a mixture of mythologies from Western and Eastern lore.And, of course, there is a mystical dragon-related quest.
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Metal designs, thinner profiles and pleasant aesthetics have surged in the smartphone market, but they come with a sacrifice some of you may not be willing to live with.Removable batteries have become a dying breed.Even if battery life is generally improving, being able to carry extra batteries and swapping them to your liking is an advantage that is hard to give up.In an industry in which all the best phones tend to sport a unibody design, where are the handsets that still offer the versatility of a removable battery?The V20 is basically the phone for power users.It has a a big Quad HD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, plenty of RAM and on-board storage, dual 16 MP rear-facing cameras, and a removable 3,200 mAh battery.
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In an early demo video, the Guardian LF1 bobs around in shallow water, a strange transparent cylinder trailed by cables and sporting a pair of fans underneath.A pair of metal spatula arms extend out front as it cautiously approaches a ornate lionfish in the dim water.The ROV is the first device from Robots in Service of the Environment (RSE) a new non-profit formed by iRobot CEO Colin Angle and Science from Scientists founder Erika Angle.“They’re big divers, and they were out in Bermuda about 18 months ago, on a scuba dive with some friends,” RSE executive director John Rizzi told TechCrunch.Can you build a robot to catch lionfish?’ ”Native to the Indo-Pacific region, the beautiful fish have become an increasing invasive species around the world’s oceans, including, most problematically, the Atlantic.
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Welcome to the Island of Dr. Acquisition where all of a company’s ills can be fixed simply by grafting another company onto it!There’s literally no chance both patients will die during the operation or the result will be a lumbering freak of nature that will go on to destroy its creators!Writing for Futurism, Karla Lant explains “Why Apple Should Buy Tesla and Make Elon Musk CEO.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Dan Minea and Krishna Pérmi.)Why didn’t everyone think of it before instead of just a whole bunch of people who are tragically attracted to simple answers to complex questions?!ELON MUSK IS A GOLDEN GOD WHO WILL SAVE ALL HUMANITY OR AT LEAST ALL RICH PEOPLE WHICH IS KIND OF THE SAME AT LEAST IF YOU’RE RICH.THE ACTOR WHO LOOKS MOST LIKE HIM IS JOHN BARROWMAN BUT SINCE HE’S OLDER THAN MUSK AND NOT A BIG-SCREEN NAME, HE’LL MOST LIKELY BE PLAYED BY JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT IN HIS BIOPIC.
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Ofcom has been accused of absconding its responsibilities to improve ethnic diversity at the BBC by former culture minister, David Lammy.The regulator's draft framework failed to include diversity targets or processes to monitor off-screen employment at the BBC.Instead Ofcom said it expects the publically funded broadcaster to "increase diversity off-screen and off-air and to report on its progress".Labour MP David Lammy played a key role in the push to include diversity in the new BBC charter and has criticised Ofcom for the lack of regulation regarding ethnic diversity in the draft published at the end of March.In a letter to digital minister Matt Hancock, Lammy said he was “deeply disappointed that Ofcom has not proposed that black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) employment should be a performance measure and has not proposed any regulatory conditions for off-screen representation at any level”.Speaking to the Guardian, Lammy said: “Ofcom cannot and must not abdicate responsibility.
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Four years, a foreclosure, and a lot less money later, I learned my lesson.A domainer is someone who buys, for whatever reason, a domain name on the domain aftermarket or possibly even hand registers it.I recently purchased a domain that used to belong to a company who had investment from Google (for $15 million), and eventually sold to GM.Somehow whoever was in charge of renewing domain names at GM dropped the ball and let the domain completely expire.I picked it up for a cool $5k.I was able to completely rebuild the site design and content thanks to the Wayback Machine.
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After the huge success of the highly acclaimed Oppo R9 and R9s smartphones during the previous months, that have subsequently led Oppo to be among the best selling companies in China, I guess it’s time to prepare for the next gen of smartphones from the Chinese company and Oppo R11 is the first of them.Buy Oppo phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!Join GizChina on TelegramThe image above shows the purported device in gold color (probably one of its variants) and a dual camera setup on its back side, similar to the one iPhone 7 Plus has.According to the photo, it looks like the dual camera sensors will be placed on the upper left part of the device’s rear along with a LED flash.Other rumors suggest that the Oppo R11 will pack a 5,5 inch full HD display with a snapdragon 660 SoC and 4GB of RAM, while the Oppo R11 Plus will come with a 6 inch display, the same chipset and 6GB RAM.Both models are expected to be unveiled on May 15.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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Spring is here in many places, and if you’re newly motivated to get outside for brisk walks and vigorous runs alike, then you might want to check out Sweatcoin.Sweatcoin is one of the most interesting app releases this week, but it’s not alone.Sweatcoin is a free app that monetizes your daily movement, paying you once you hit certain benchmarks for GPS-verified outdoors steps.This traditional, point-and-click-style adventure’s world was quite literally built from paper, cardboard, and other physical materials, and then photographed and turned into an interactive environment.That crazy attention to detail also comes through in the puzzles, which vary widely in design and approach, and sometimes require you to dig through in-game reference materials.Add in sharp, whimsical dialogue and a real sense of wonder about the locale, and Lumino City is one game that adventure fans aren’t likely to forget anytime soon.
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Global trends fuse with local specialities.But soon their successors – Generation Z - will be spending more money online and on mobile.These 20-somethings are the first in history to have grown up with the internet from a young age.Traditional forms of marketing and commerce don’t cut it.And we’re thinking differently to ensure we attract the next generation of talent too.Gen Z are too often criticised for shunning old-school career paths, but from my experience this generation brings an appetite for challenge and diverse opportunities that our teams of the future need.
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Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced on Wednesday a strategic partnership with Indonesia’s second largest media firm Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek), in its latest efforts to expand its presence in overseas mobile payment market, local media is reporting (in Chinese).Under the agreement, the two parties will set up a joint venture company to develop mobile payment solutions and provide digital financial service for the users in Indonesia.Emtek is a leading media and Internet company in Indonesia, with its operation ranging from national TV stations to film and TV production and C2C e-commerce platforms.Ant Financial was lured by the growth potential of the Indonesian market whose smartphone user population has topped 100 million, ranking fourth in the world.Ant Financial is replicating and creating its success in mobile payment outside its home turf.Since the end of last year, the firm has sped up its expansion abroad, especially in southeast Asia, where the e-commerce market there was estimated at US$5.5 billion in 2015 and US$87.78 billion by 2025.The firm has been in search of new engines of growth as the domestic market is starting to mature after white-hot development, with a focus on cross-border offline payment business and inclusive finance services (financial services for individuals and small and micro-sized businesses).It announced in February a US$ 200 million investment in South Korea’s Kakao Pay, and also clinched deals with Philippines’ fintech service Mynt and Thailand’s payment firm Ascend Money.Ant Financial and Emtek plan to launch a payment platform on the BlackBerry social messaging system (BBM), which has gathered 63 million monthly active users in Indonesia.BBM, claiming itself to be the most popular messaging app in the country, has been operated by Emtek’s unit since Emtek partnered with Blackberry last June.Ant Financial’s tie-up with Emtek may pose a threat to Chinese internet giant Tencent, which has made its own expansion initiatives as well.Tencent teamed up with Indonesia’s largest media firm PTGlobal Media com in February 2013, to cash in on the booming social media market there.Tencent’s WeChat has reportedly become the fourth (in Chinese) popular messaging service in Indonesia in 2014, according to Andi Ardiansyah, consul of Indonesian Consulate General in Guangzhou, in an interview.
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When Splatoon was released for the Wii U in 2015, it was Nintendo's first completely new series in many, many years.But even if Splatoon got a warm reception was limited of course to be released to a console that sold very good.don't Miss: Review - Splatoon shows a Nintendo in top shapeBut now, the series chance for revenge on the Switch and on 21 July it is time, announced Nintendo during their latest Nintendo Direct.Among the news in the game is a new co-op mode in the form of a Salmon Run looks to be a kind of Horde mode like in Gears of War.If the than with ink and vattensprutor instead of blood and motorsågsgevär.
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Bima sells life and personal accident insurance to persons resident in developing countries.Customers can get up to $ 1,000 in the event of unforeseen events.Bima draws micropayments from the customer's prepaid card each day to your cell phone.the Bill lands usually on a few dollars per month.Bima has today sold insurance to the 30 million customers the world over.Read more: Bima assure the poorest through a cell phone
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Not every brand can play catch up the way AMD has in the last year.Riding a wave of populist appeal that crested with the RX 480, what we’ve seen is a Red Team resurgence, and for good reason.The chip makers GPUs returned to relevance in striking fashion, and now the Ryzen 5 and 7 chips are attempting to push more cores into more systems, and it may just be working.But we aren’t gathering today to discuss trajectories or marketing strategies, we’re sitting down to discuss performance and value.In that sphere, AMD’s Ryzen chips compete directly with Intel’s most popular SKUs, with the Ryzen 5 1600X across from the Intel Core i5-7500Km, and Intel’s Core i7-7700K posing a serious threat to the Ryzen 7 1700’s value.Both chips sport surplus cores, unlocked multipliers, a modern feature set, and a brand new platform and chipsets to round off the package.
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May 30 will mark the arrival of House of Cards season 5, and the season is shaping up to be a good one.And could it be that Claire is plotting to do away with her husband this time around?Spoiler alert: If you're yet to catch up on Frank Underwood's exploits through the first four seasons of House of Cards, you might want to come back once you've watched those episodes.Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson has appeared in TV series Six Feet Under with roles in Shutter Island and appearances on Parks and Recreation as Tammy Swanson.There's still no word on what roles the two will be playing in HoC, however, though it's likely they'll appear as aides, so stay tuned for more in the near future.What effect this will have on the new season's story arc, if any, is unclear – but there's certainly a lot for the new showrunners to work with.
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It's a pain but somebody has to do it, and with this selection of tech it's not going to be a huge chore.Everyone's heard of the robot vacuum thanks to the likes of Roomba, and they've been around long enough that they're not obscenely priced.There are three settings based on the size of the room in question, sensors that help it navigate around objects (and avoid any unwanted trips down the stairs), with an 80 minute battery life.Like all good vacuums it works on carpets and hard floors.If you want a robot capable of doing both jobs, then this bot might be for you.It's pricey, but it's a small price to pay - especially when upstairs windows are concerned.
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Merck Consumer Health and Ogilvy Italy have won this week’s European Creative Work of the Week title with a social experiment launching the pharmaceutical company’s corporate purpose movement, WE100.Born out of the simple fact that life expectancy is increasing more and more, WE100 looks to prepare society for a new era of humans living 100 healthy years.As the lead agency and global hub for Merck brands Neurobion, Pain Relief Franchise, and the WE100 Purpose Movement, Ogilvy Italy has launched the project with an experiment featuring the young members of the Turin diving team.Posing the questions ‘am I too old for this?’, the film sees the budding young divers parents asked if they would like to learn to dive themselves.Proving you’re never too old.To help pick next week’s Creative Work of the Week check out the latest round-up here.
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