Mary Condie

Mary Condie

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The three stationary Pikmin-parts mixes that familiar strategipussel with a large dose of the joy of discovery – Hey!Pikmin is instead a platformer that has more in common with the Kirby series.You crash-land on a strange planet in the role of Olimar, and in order to repair your broken spaceship you will have to collect various skrotdelar.These minivarelser hiding on the selected parts of each track and comes in various guises: blue Pikmins can withstand water, yellow can withstand electricity, and so on.Pikmin a right traditional structure in the sense that you get to visit a number of worlds containing a bunch of levels, with a boss waiting at the end.Depending on how many powerups you manage to collect in each level, you also get access to bonus stages.
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IT pilot fish is moving on with his career, but before he changes employers, he comes up with an easier way for users to get on the company intranet."I wanted to relieve the staff of the need to memorize yet another username/password combination -- or write it on a sticky note to be posted on the wall," says fish.Fast forward a couple years: Fish is brought back in to add more capabilities to the Intranet that's been faithfully chugging along since he left.But as fish starts on the new project, the IT director casually mentions that intranet logins have been running a lot slower.Fish considers the growth of the user base, the design of the Active Directory interface and several other factors, but they don't account for a big slowdown.He finally resorts to adding code to trace the execution path of the authorization process.
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Twitter has been making an effort for some time to streamline and simplify its interface to make its social media platform more accessible to new and more casual users, and it is doing the same in the backend of its service.In the latest development, we have confirmed that Twitter is preparing to wind down SnappyTV, a service it acquired in 2014 for quickly clipping, editing and sharing live video clips on Twitter and other social platforms.In its place, Twitter plans to bring several of SnappyTV’s features into Media Studio, a dashboard for businesses and power users to upload, schedule and manage media tweets that looks like it might have been launched about a year ago.By coincidence one of our social team had also been asking Twitter some questions about video features in the last week, and received a reply with SnappyTV detail earlier this morning.“I’m not sure if you’ve heard but we are winding SnappyTV down and shifting key features to Media Studio so there is one destination to create, cut, share, and monetise video,” the employee at Twitter said (we’re keeping her name out as she’s not a spokesperson).She added that there would be more details to share soon.
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The third season of the Jash web series Norm Macdonald Live has arrived.The marquee guest, David Letterman.is a marvelous, lazy ramble, detouring quite often to less humorous anecdotes, like the time the host’s childhood psychologist committed suicide after Macdonald had attended four sessions.One of the funnier junctures occurs late.First, Macdonald’s sidekick Adam Eget, with a straight face, asks Dave, “Where do you get your ideas from?” in reference to Letterman’s run as a late night host.Then Norm follows with an observation that there was real chemistry with guest and former boss Mary Tyler Moore.
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the Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg took in the weekend to receive questions from the public via a Facebook Live broadcast at the same time as he showed parts of his home in Palo Alto, California.When a viewer asked what Zuckerberg thought about Elon Musks statement last week that artificial intelligence could become a threat to humanity so said to Zuckerberg that he thought it was "quite irresponsible" to make make such statements:"I have pretty strong opinions on this.And I think the people who are the naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios — In just, In don't understand it.It's really negative and in some ways In actually think it is pretty irresponsible."The right so frispråkige Musk seems not to have appreciated the comment and writes on Twitter that he has discussed this topic with Zuckerberg in the past and believe that the Zuckerbergs of knowledge in this area is "restricted".
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"Atomic Blonde" is the cool kid in school.Its neon lights colour a bleak Berlin setting, intensifying the nightclub pinks and blues of director David Leitch's previous hit "John Wick."This time he brings a female version of the action hero in Charlize Theron's Lorraine Broughton, differentiated by stabbing throats with red heels and downing vodka to David Bowie's "Cat People."Preoccupied with style over feminist discourse, "Atomic Blonde" is cool and not much more.They're so good you want more, but that's not the entire gamut of the female-led take.Penned by a different screenwriter, "Atomic Blonde" bulges in the plot department in unflattering ways and the film feels long at just under two hours.
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In print, “The Coldest Case” began in this past Sunday’s edition of Palm Springs, Calif. newspaper the Desert Sun.It is the work of investigative reporter Brett Kellman and photographer, videographer Richard Lui.Online, the five-part true-crime series is available in its entirety.Framed by this powerful intro:Forty-five years ago, a Palm Springs woman was killed for $7.Her murder became the oldest solved Cold Case in the history of Riverside County, Calif.
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The amount of technical and artistic skill that it’s taken to create nearly everything about Thor: Ragnarok from the movie itself to its gorgeous advertisements is almost unimaginable.The same goes for the life-sized Lego Thor that appeared at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.The thing about Lego is that we all understand the basic concept and steps that someone takes to build something using them.Take one piece, stick it onto another, rinse, and repeat until you’ve turned a bunch of bricks into something else.But actually seeing a team of Master Builders piecing together thousands of Lego over the course of 12 days and creating a Thor statue that both, you know, looks like Thor but also has a sense of texture and movement to it is absolutely mesmerising.
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Saksan autonvalmistajiin kohdistuva kartelliepäily horjuttaa koko autoalan uskottavuutta, sanoo Saksan talousministeri Brigitte Zypries Financial Times -lehden mukaan.EU tutkii, ovatko Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW ja Daimler pyörittäneet salaisia yhteistyöryhmiä vuosien ajan.Der Spiegel -lehden mukaan autonvalmisajat sopivat salaisissa yhteistyöryhmissä käytetyissä komponenteista ja toimittajavalinnnoista sekä diesel- että bensiinimoottorien, jarrujen, kytkimien ja vaihteistojen osalta."Panoksena ei ole vähempää kuin koko Saksan autoalan uskottavuus.Luottamusta ei voida palauttaa ilman kattavaa selvitystä", ministeri Zypries arvioi tilannetta FT:lle.Tieto salaisista ryhmistä on lähtöisin päästökohussa ryvettyneeltä Volkswagenilta, joka kertoi väitetystä käytännöstä kilpailuviranomaisille, kirjoittaa Politico-lehti.
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It used to be a one-to-many channel.Businesses would publish links, photos, and videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, hoping to reach as many people as they can and drive a high number of leads and sales.
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On stage at the International Astronautical Congress, the billionaire invoked the lore of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Battlestar Galactica while describing a massive passenger ship loaded with the essentials—you know, like a movie theater and a restaurant.In between dad jokes about tunnel digging, a staple artificial intelligence threat assessment, and a spirited attempt to unpack the potential for interplanetary war, he candidly revealed a series of obstacles for SpaceX and its plan to build a city on Mars.SpaceX is rebooting its colonization plan, and may pivot to focus on a moon base that would aid that effort.The Hawthorne, California-based spaceflight company has spent years touting propulsive landing technology for the next version of its Dragon spacecraft.SpaceX expected to equip the Dragon V2, rated for crew and cargo, with four small SuperDraco engines and deployable landing legs to allow for a guided surface touchdown—first on the Earth’s surface, and then, maybe, on Mars.The space agency, of course, has its own boots-on-Mars ambitions, and hopes to send astronauts to the red planet aboard the Orion spacecraft by 2040.
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Psychology of ransomware threats unpickedRansomware crooks have become skilled psychological manipulators in their attempts to fleece victims of file-encrypting malware.The report, "Exploring the Psychological Mechanisms used in Ransomware Splash Screens" (pdf) by Dr. Lee Hadlington, senior lecturer of cyberpsychology at De Montfort University, Leicester, analyses the language, visuals and payment types from 76 splash screens.The investigation highlighted how key social engineering techniques – fear, authority, scarcity (or urgency) and humour – are exploited by cyber criminals as part and parcel of ransomware attacks.Differing levels of sophistication are in play from different attackers.The method is used to create a sense of urgency and to persuade the victim to pay quickly, with deadlines ranging from 10 hours to more than 96 hours.
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Päivän tulosjulkistaja Alma Media on nimittänyt Elina Kukkosen yhtiön viestintä- ja brändijohtajaksi.Hän aloittaa uudessa tehtävässää ja konsernin johtoryhmän jäsenenä 1. syyskuuta 2017.Kukkonen on työskennellyt eri tehtävissä Alma-konsernissa vuodesta 1998.Viimeksi hän on vastannut Alma-brändin kehittämisestä ja markkinoinnista sekä toiminut Alma Median yhteismyynnin markkinointijohtajana.Aiemmin Kukkonen on myös toiminut Kauppalehden johtoryhmässä ja Aamulehdenmarkkinointipäällikkönä."Elinalla on vahvat näytöt vaativista markkinointitehtävistä Alman eri medioissa ja liiketoiminnan tukemisesta markkinoinnin keinoin", Alma Median toimitusjohtaja Kai Telanne sanoo tiedotteessa.
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Great improvements to audio workflowAs a professional videographer, you have a limited number of tools to choose from to craft your project into a finished product.But if you’re looking for versatility with a wide gamut of options, including access to other design apps from the same package subscription, Adobe Premiere Pro is a hard offering to beat.Since Adobe migrated to a subscription model for all of its applications, the pace of innovation has continued at a steady pace with the advantage being that all users get to benefit from the latest features without having to think about whether upgrading is financially worth it or not.You just download the latest version and away you go.We’ll be delving into the advantages of Adobe’s Creative Cloud in another review, but for now, our focus is on video editing.
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So what has Garmin managed to squeeze into this unassuming strap?This means it can, for better or worse, provide a good reading of your overall fitness level (which it marks from 'poor' to 'superior').Half of it has a diamond-embossed pattern, while the flat matt part over the screen continues seamlessly to the underside of the strap.It’s clear even outdoors on a sunny day and there’s an auto brightness mode that handles the level for you.The lax responsiveness is one of the main annoyances of the Vivosmart 3.There’s the usual fitness tracking basics, and you can see the previous day’s results with a side swipe.
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Rajavartiolaitokselle kaavaillaan merkittäviä uusia toimivaltuuksia, joilla tavoitellaan muun muassa torjuntakykyä Krimillä nähtyjä ”vihreitä miehiä” vastaan.Jo normaalioloissa rajavartiolaitoksella olisi samanlaiset oikeudet kuin poliisilla, mutta odottamattomissa häiriötilanteissa se voisi turvautua jopa sotilaalliseen voimankäyttöön.Rajavartiolaitokselle ehdotetaan muun muassa oikeutta ampua alas miehittämättömiä lennokkeja rajanylityspaikkojen ja hallinnoimiensa tilojen läheisyydessä.Rajavartiolaitokselle kaavaillaan myös pääsyä rajanylityspaikkojen lähellä olevien tukiasemien televalvontatietoihin ja jopa oikeutta mykistää ne.Lisäksi rajavartiolaitos voisi saada käyttöönsä aseistettuja varusmiehiä esimerkiksi hallitsemattoman maahanmuuton tilanteessa.vihreät miehet ottivat haltuun rajanylityspaikat.
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GPS is great for finding your way around, except for when you’re indoors, where walls and ceilings make it difficult for satellite signals to accurately pinpoint your location.Thankfully, Microsoft has been thinking about a better way to help you navigate large malls, hospitals, office buildings and parking lots effectively.Over the past two years, a group of specialists at Microsoft Research Asia have developed Path Guide, an indoor navigation app that doesn’t rely on GPS or Wi-Fi and radio signals to help you get around.Instead, it works by having a human ‘leader’ record paths through the indoor space to various destinations simply by walking with their phones in hand, and allowing other users to follow those paths with on-screen directions.To achieve this, the app uses the sensors in your phone to trace your paths accurate down to the number of steps needed to get someplace.Path creators can also add text, audio and image annotations for things like getting past locks and entering room key codes.
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Written words with images may be powerful tools in your inbound marketing arsenal, but you can amp up your inbound power even more if those images happen to move.Yes, we’re talking about video, one of the most effective yet commonly overlooked marketing tools that can increase engagement on your website.Statistics compiled by WordStream fill us in:45: Percentage of people who watch more than 60 minutes of YouTube or Facebook videos each week82: Percentage of Twitter users who view videos on Twitter87: Percentage of online marketers who use video as part of their strategy
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Facebook plans to bring ads Messenger application assigned, told AdAge.the Company reported in July that it will take Thailand and Australia to test their ads introduced in the united states.Worldwide, the ads begin to appear within a month.Facebook balances jatkavasti advertising space needs and user satisfaction.the Company has for months warned of the advertising space to be low, because facebook's news feed, I no longer fit in more ads.ad space on the end of it was feared to affect the company's year-end results.
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For a few years now subscription services that post you a daily selection of healthy snacks have been growing in popularity amongst the healthier-than-thou in offices up and down the country.The only problem with the likes of HelloFresh, Graze and Gousto though is that they're rather... human-centric.Now a company called Butternut Box has created a similar service... for dogs.Yep, it's time to throw away the Pedigree Chum and treat Fido to a decadent lifestyle that you can't afford for yourself.The company says that it has worked with nutritionists - and that it has devised some clever algorithms to tailor meals to your individual dogs.“We know every dog by name,” says co-founder David Nolan.
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