Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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Abuse has driven celebrities and ordinary folks from social media platforms that are ill-equipped to deal with it, and some publishers have switched off comment sections.That’s why Google and Jigsaw (an early stage incubator at Google parent company Alphabet) are working on a project called Perspective.It uses artificial intelligence to try to identify toxic comments, with an aim of reducing them.The Perspective API released Thursday will provide developers with a score of how likely users are to perceive a comment as toxic.In turn, that score could be used to develop features like automatic post filtering or to provide users with feedback about what they're writing before they submit it for publication.Many publishers have been unwilling or unable to spend the time aggressively moderating comments on their articles and have instead opted to shut them down entirely and cede the discussion to social media platforms.
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Pebble’s name is well represented in the Kickstarter history books.Pebble Time, the company’s first wearable to feature a color e-paper display, currently sits as the most funded campaign of all-time with a haul of more than $20 million while Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core collectively generated $12.7 million and the original Pebble raked in more than $10 million.Given that level of success, most estimated that Fitbit paid anywhere between $34 million and $40 million when it acquired Pebble late last year.As it turns out, those estimates were a bit too generous.Fitbit revealed in its most recent financial report for the fourth quarter and full-year 2016 that it paid just $23 million for the assets it acquired from Pebble.The company also said it dropped $15 million to acquire Vector Watch the following month.
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Hey I just recently heard about this as a thing.People pay money to purchase 3rd party control over people's Facebook accounts and use them to advertise?
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A dramatic new satellite image shows this “atmospheric river” as it extends from Hawaii to the US West Coast.They may float up in the sky, but atmospheric rivers are aptly named.Extending for hundreds of miles, these narrow columns of water vapour can channel more water than flows through the mouth of the Mississippi.When atmospheric rivers make landfall, they often release their soggy cargo in the form of rain or snow.Sometimes called the “Pineapple Express,” these enormous plumes originate in the tropics and follow a path towards large landmasses.Since early October, and after nearly five years of drought, California has faced an onslaught of atmospheric rivers.
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The Pope has been critical of President Trump’s treatment of immigrants.Yes, some Catholics are trying to explain to the Pope why God believes in the so-called “extreme vetting” of immigrants to the United States.Which is precisely what happened today when many people took to Twitter and told Pope Francis that even God believes in extreme vetting.“How often in the Bible the Lord asks us to welcome migrants and foreigners, reminding us that we too are foreigners!” the Pope tweeted from the official Pontifex Twitter account.Others had similar sentiments to the Pope’s plea for Americans to welcome immigrants.“@Pontifex love you, but we in America are not against immigration..goal is to have ability to vet immigrants to identify those who wish harm,” Twitter user Paul Anthony Roberts tweeted at Pope Francis.
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Something a bit strange is going on with s .My app-analysis contacts are somewhat mystified, not producing official data yet, but noting that despite Gen 2 obviously being s biggest update to date, the game has not jumped very many slots up the in many countries.In many, the US, Japan, etc, it remains outside the top ten, when previously, some of the past holiday events Niantic threw caused its place on those charts to spike.In my mind, one of the most bizarre aspects of this update is that Niantic seems determined to practically hide the fact that for the first time ever, they ve introduced an entire collection of cosmetic items that players can purchase for PokeCoins, ie.While this addition to the game was in the official press release, and I think it s been mentioned on their various social media channels once or twice, if you hear Gen 2 has launched and you re just logging into the game, you would have no idea this line of items even exists.And if you go to the store, the area where you buy everything else for PokeCoins, the clothing items are not listed there.
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many nosql databases can achieve scalability and good performance, but not the secure data storage.Scalability is not required, at least for web applications with many, and varied number, of users.It is among other things because it seems as if updates on services like Facebook and Linkedin lagging behind.Only that it is the giant Google as it launches an innovative database service gives credibility.the beta testing is largely completed, even if the service is currently available in beta version.– Google has huge resources and it is actually a proven product.
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In 2016, Google rolled Panda into its core algorithm.I ll explain each one, and show you how you can find every instance of it occurring on your website FAST.Internally duplicated content is the daddy of content gaps.Duplicating optimised content across multiple pages will cause cannibalisation issues, wherein Google will not know which internal page to rank for the term.Further to this, if you have enough duplicate content within a directory on your site, Google will treat that entire directory as low quality and penalise the rankings.To find these at scale you have to use Screaming Frog s custom extraction configuration to pull all your content from your site, then compare in Excel for duplicates.
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Poll The Xen Project is asking if it can disclose fewer bugs.Issuing advisories has a cost, the project's George Dunlap writes.It costs the security team significant amounts of time to craft and send the advisories; it costs many of our downstreams time to apply, build, and test patches; and it costs many of our users time to decide whether to do an update, and if so, to test and deploy it.Given this, the Xen Project Security Team wants to clarify when they should issue an advisory or not: the Xen Security Response Process only mentions 'vulnerabilities', without specifying what constitutes a vulnerability.Dunlap's post goes on to ask the Xen community to consider two changes to the Xen Security Policy, namely the insertion of the following new clause:Criteria 2c: Leaking of mundane information from Xen or dom0 will not be considered a security issue unless it may contain sensitive guest or user data
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Det är analysföretaget Radar Ecosystem som satt stora förstoringsglaset på den svenska it-marknaden, och det mest iögonfallande i år är att tillväxten för landets samlade it-budget väntas bli svag.Trots digitalisering och konsultbolag som talar om det hetaste läget sedan runt år 2000 uppgår tillväxten för it-budgeten bara till 1,3 procent.Inte minst marknadschefen vill ha mer att säga till om, när det gäller till exempel inköp av big data-lösningar eller beslutsstödsverktyg för att bättre förstå hur deras kunder tänker och beter sig.Hans Werner, som är vd på Radar Ecosystem säger att det blir allt tydligare att det förväntas att man ska få mer för sina pengar.Läs också: Kompetensbristen sätter käppar i hjulet för it-branschen i Stockholm– Det är stora krav på ökad produktivitet och effektivitet per spenderad it-krona.
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Rumours suggest that Nokia are planning to bring back their iconic 3310 phone.Mobile users of a certain age have been getting very excited on social media about the return of this sturdy, reliable handset.If you were in the market for a new phone in the year 2000, then the 3310 may have been on your wish-list.But when Newsbeat contacted Nokia about the rumours, the company refused to comment.It may seem unlikely in the world of Android and iPhones that anyone would want a 17-year-old handset that was best known for playing Snake, but the experts believe there is a place in the market."Backpackers and the like probably appreciate them too, given their tough build, cheap price and long battery life."
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the reform of the background is, inter alia, the EU prepared legislation to combat money laundering.the ministry of Finance VM to figure out, could authorities get in the future electronic information on private people's bank and payment accounts.the ministry of Finance according to the electronic survey would facilitate dealings with the authorities, would improve the authority's operations and contributing to combat financial crime.today the majority of authorities doing for security reasons, bank account inquiries by fax.VM:according to the data safe interface to banks and payment institutions to bolster inter alia, the police and the tax administration activity, so authorities have more time for other work.according to the ministry authorities, access rights do not change to electronic queries.
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Apples vd Tim Cook föredrar augmented reality, eller förstärkt verklighet som det ofta kallas på svenska, framför virtual reality och han menar att tekniken kan bli lika banbrytande som den smarta mobilen.Det uppgav han i en intervju med The Independent.Tim Cook förklarade sina preferenser för augmented reality med att tekniken inte är utestängande på samma sätt som virtual reality.Augmented reality tillåter individer att vara närvarande i världen.De flesta människor vill inte stänga ute sig från omvärlden under en lång tid och idag kan man inte det eftersom du blir sjuk av det , sade Tim Cook.Att han betraktar augmented reality som något riktigt stort kunde tydas från hans jämförelse med en smartphone.
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On a worldwide basis, companies are pausing efforts or taking a step back from globalization.In the United States, it is most evident in the proposals underway in Congress and the White House for H-1B visa reform, rising trade barriers, and potential changes to the tax that could change the tax implications of offshoring.Although the extent of changes is not currently known, it is reasonable and probable that they will make offshoring more difficult and more expensive for customers and their service providers as well as less socially acceptable.Is your organization one of the many that are now seeking alternatives to sending work offshore to achieve cost reduction?Among my advisory company s clients, we re seeing evidence of organizations currently postponing or cancelling initiatives to send work offshore.It is not yet clear that there is a large movement to do that.
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Big Data Analysis We just analysed 3.6 million emails hosted from viral campaigns with Maître.We came up with some interesting insights.Idea to save from this article:Idea: Increase the number of confirmed emails by 30% by setting verification email 'send time' to a minimum of 12 hours after sign-up.Details: When running lead collection campaigns such as Viral Contests or Lead Magnets, this will lead to a great number of confirmed emails.At we Maître recently analysed 3.6 million emails and how they were collected via viral campaigns carried out on our platform.
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The malicious software Mirai is one of the largest cyber-threats at a later time.We have previously reported the hackers used infected gadgets in the internet of things to launch a massive denial of service attack in October 2016.the Attack left large parts of the US entirely without internet access.Now, the Russian säkerhetsfirman Doctor Web discovered a new variant of the malicious software.this time it's on the Windows trojan called Trojan.Mirai.1 .unlike previous versions of the program infects the new Mirai Windows computers.
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3gamma devoured by the hungry pimplesthe Finnish konsultuppstickaren Sofigate now makes a substantial investment in Sweden when it also takes over the Swedish part of 3gamma.Digitisation and it is not just the cio's responsibility, it is a central part of all business processes.By combining our knowledge and expertise and at the same time take part of the Billpays knowledge of the market, services and offers, we are confident that we will be able to offer more innovative payment solutions for our customers, " says Klarna ceo Sebastian Siemiatkowski in a release.Now will this work to be intensified and expanded.We are totally transparent with our methodology and want to be more dare to think differently to solve the growing skills shortage, " says Micael Holmström, ceo of the Academy.
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Vuoden 2000 alussa Goldman Sachsilla oli 600 meklaria ostamassa ja myymässä osakkeita.Nyt heitä on enää kaksi.Samaan aikaan automatisoidut prosessit vaativat runsaasti huoltoa.Tämän vuoksi meklarit syrjäyttäneet tekoälyt saivat tuekseen 200 hengen it-ryhmän, kertoo Tivi.Kauppa-alaa seuraavan Coalition-yhtiön mukaan muutos jatkuu.Liki 45 prosenttia kaupankäynnistä tehdään sähköisesti, ja kun tekoälyt hoitavat rutiiniaskareet, töitä riittää enää pienemmälle määrälle ihmisiä.
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If steamy romance doesn t really get you going, then perhaps you ll be entertained instead by the tech-centric parody that EL James hit novel has spawned.Meet @50NerdsOfGrey, a Twitter account that turns raunchy writing into something else entirely."I'd love to" he said, "But it's an artificial construct designed to assuage man's guilt and fear of death."— 50 Nerds of Grey @50NerdsofGrey December 30, 2016If you haven t yet heard of 50 Shades of Grey, the surprising smash success that originated as an erotic retelling of Twilight that vampire story involving love between a centuries-old immortal and a teenager in the Pacific northwest , all you need to know is that it involves main characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, and a lot of sex.But 50 Nerds of Grey isn t erotic — it s actually a bit erudite.
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Although the Guardians are currently stuck on Earth, in a few months, at least some of them will be jetting out into space.Rocket Raccoon in particular is heading out on his own for the simpler pleasures in life — meeting interesting people in exotic locales — and then robbing them blind.Marvel has announced that the space marsupial s next series, written by Al Ewing and with art by Adam Gorham, will see Rocket thrust back into the life of crime — specifically, the life of staging intergalactic heists.The reason he s ditching heroism for a bit?According to Ewing, it s for a personal reason, with an old friend and maybe more asking Rocket to help them out:He goes back in for heroic reasons — the best reasons, really — in order to help an old friend-slash-something-more.
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