Ronald Gibson

Ronald Gibson

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Kanske skulle Svenska kyrkan kunna hjälpa SMHI med väderobservationer?Det är inte kyrkans förmodade goda kontakt med himlamakten som ligger bakom frågan.– Vi vill utöka vårt nätverk av klimatobservatörer och Svenska kyrkan finns ju nästan överallt i landet, säger Håkan Nordkvist på SMHI i Norrköping till Kyrkans Tidning.Han berättar att jobbet att läsa av SMHI:s mätinstrument kräver kontinuitet.Observationerna måste göras varje morgon, och klimatobservatörerna är ofta företagare eller pensionärer som inte har ett vanligt jobb.Håkan Nordkvist ser framför sig hur en församling skulle kunna ansvara för en eller flera mätstationer, med frivilliga delar på uppgiften att rapportera in nederbördsmängder och temperatur.
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If you were looking forward to more easily sharing information with your friends and family in Windows 10, you'll have to wait a little longerMicrosoft is working to add significant depth to Windows 10 in the upcoming Creators Update.From the use of 3D to gaming to devices utilizing the Windows Holographic mixed reality platform, Windows 10 is becoming an increasingly feature-rich OS.One of the major introductions at the Creators Update event in October 2016 was the new My People feature, which is intended to make it easier to share with your most important friends and family.Unfortunately, Microsoft announced in its latest blog post covering Windows Insider preview build 15014 that the My People feature is being delayed.As we shared at our event in October, we re excited to bring your people to the front and center of your computing experience in Windows with the My People experience.
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It s the idea of corruption that makes Sundered, a side-scrolling 2D action game that feels like a meeting of Super Metroid and Dark Souls, stand apart games like it.Sundered is about trying to escape from a cavernous Lovecraftian world, where your enemies are cultists and creatures whose bodies have been warped into seething masses of teeth and flesh, and the very rock beneath your feet occasionally roils as strange tentacles stretch out toward you.Its gorgeous hand-drawn graphics give everything a creepy life, and its ambient music rises to warn you when you re about to be overwhelmed by a flood of monsters.Enemies aren t just waiting out in the world as they are in games like Super Metroid or Castlevania, but instead spawn in dynamically, rushing at the player from offscreen in waves.A bar that measures stamina limits how many dodges you can make in short succession, just like in Dark Souls, although it doesn t cut back on how much times you can slice up baddies.When you ve got a little range, you can fire a giant energy cannon, the recoil of which will send you flying.
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It s been over 12 years since Valve released its smash hit FPS game, Half-Life 2, and fans have been raucously clamoring for a sequel ever since.In an Ask Me Anything AMA on Reddit on Wednesday, Valve co-founder and president Gabe Newell answered a bunch of questions from fans of the company s games; he confirmed that a new single-player title was in the works.Given that the company is notoriously secretive about its projects, the revelation of an upcoming game from the makers of massively popular titles like Portal and Dota 2 after several years is huge.Naturally, someone asked about Half-Life 3, to which Newell replied, The number 3 must not be said.The one thing we won t do is waste our customers time and money, which means we will cancel or change stuff much later in development.…we prefer to communicate through our products.
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Yes, having been around in some form or other since the '90s, the humble Universal Serial Bus has undergone a transformation in the past year or two.Where once you had microUSB and Mini USB and Pixie USB OK, not the last one , we now increasingly have one type of connector.Loads, actually: we've rounded up 10 of the best USB-C accessories that you can stick in your mobile today.Unlike all previous USB connectors it works both ways round - so no more frustrating hours spent repeatedly ramming a cable into a port until you lose it and throw the thing across the room.It also supports simultaneous power and video transfer, with audio recently joining the gang too; expect USB-C headphones to appear in droves over the next few months.So it's basically the bees' knees on toast.
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Hitting the gym is a great way to keep active during the cold months of the year, but joining a gym in January means you may encounter high-pressure sales tactics.This is the busy season for gyms, and fitness companies are eager to take your money during the post-holiday gold rush.When it comes to free food, chances are the foods in question are high-carb, and likely to set you back on your diet.By eating unhealthy food, you re just going to have to work twice as hard to lose the weight... and that means the gym gets your membership dues for another month.These snacks might be healthier than pizza, but they ll still have a big impact on your wallet.All those $8 kale protein smoothies really start to add up over time.
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Korea Herald citerar LG som enligt utsago vidtagit flera åtgärder för att öka säkerheten i G6 genom att leda bort värme, något som understryks efter problemen med Galaxy Note 7 från inhemska konkurrenten Samsung.LG utnyttjar en slags värmeavledningsrör av koppar för att minska värmeutvecklingen.De komponenter som genererar mest hetta hålls separata från varandra, för att undvika att värmen koncentreras i ett enskilt område i konstruktionen.Enligt källan exponeras batteriet i G6 för 15 procent högre värme i LG:s tester än internationella standarden kräver.Batteriet utsätts avslutningsvis för olika former av yttre påfrestning i form av stick och stötar i säkerhetstesterna.LG G6 presenteras under MWC i slutet av februari.
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This morning The Guardian published a story with an alarming headline: WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages.If true, this would have massive implications for the security and privacy of WhatsApp s one-billion-plus users.WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $16 Billion, implemented the gold standard for encrypted and secure messaging earlier last year, what s called the Signal encryption protocol.If the Guardian s story and accompanying headline was true, it would mean that someone had cracked what is universally considered to be the best publicly available encryption scheme.More than a billion people who depend on the Signal encryption protocol, used in multiple popular messaging apps, would suddenly be vulnerable to government surveillance or malicious snooping on their messages.Multiple security researchers have reacted to the Guardian piece this morning, essentially calling the piece ridiculous.
Finland
Kun yhteisöveroa laskettiin selvästi vuonna 2014, pelot verotulojen menetyksistä olivat pinnassa.Verohallinnon tilasto paljastaa, että yhteisöveron nettokertymä on kasvanut vakaan trendinomaisesti vuosina 2015 ja 2016.Vuonna 2016 yhteisöjen tuloveroa kertyi tammi–marraskuussa yhteensä noin 4,7 miljardia euroa, ja se oli 263 miljoonaa euroa eli lähes kuusi prosenttia enemmän kuin vuotta aiemmin.Vuonna 2015 yhteisöveroa kertyi tammi–marraskuussa yhteensä noin 4,4 miljardia euroa.Se oli 424 miljoonaa euroa eli 11 prosenttia enemmän kuin vuonna 2014, jolloin yhteisöveron tuotto alkuun laski.EK:n veroasiantuntija Virpi Pasanen ja johtava ekonomisti Penna Urrila muistuttavat, että yleinen pieni suhdannekäänne on osaltaan kasvattanut verokertymää.
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Netflix closed at an all-time high of $133.70 on Friday, up 3.5% on the day.The rise shows investor confidence is high heading into Netflix's quarterly earnings report on January 18.Variety points out that some Wall Street analysts have issue optimistic forecasts, which could be boosting the stock.Deutsche Bank's Bryan Kraft upped Netflix from Sell to Hold in a note distributed on Thursday.Kraft thinks Netflix will present strong international growth results, adding 4.35 million international subs, to the company s guidance of 3.35 million, buoyed by strength in Western Europe.Kraft said the increased international demand was "catalyzed by original content e.g.Luke Cage – Sept. 30 release, The Crown, Gilmore Girls, and Fuller House ."Other analysts are predicting results more in line with Netflix's guidance."We are estimating 1.46 million net new U.S. streaming subs and 3.75 million net new international streaming subs, roughly in line with guidance," RBC's Mark Mahaney wrote in a note distributed on Thursday.Netflix was the darling of Wall Street in 2015, finishing as the best performer in the S, though it had a rockier 2016 after under-delivering, at times, on subscriber growth.
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Even though we finally have a release date for the Nintendo Switch, the pre-order situation has been left up in the air.Pre-orders opened in New York City today in limited quantities, but what about pre-orders for the rest of us?We re still waiting on some retailers to open up pre-orders, but others have beat the rest to the punch.Retailers that have already opened up pre-orders include Best Buy, GameStop, and Target.Best Buy has both versions of the Switch available for pre-order at the moment, with both the gray Joy Con and the neon Joy Con editions available for $299.99.You can also choose to have it shipped to your door or reserve your order for in-store pickup.
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I never really thought about visiting Alaska, but after seeing Tom Welsh s trip out to the north, I started thinking about it hard.If I m going to be cold in the winter, I might as well be cold and see some cool stuff.Welsh headed north of Anchorage by rail, 4x4, and a small aircraft, and they all look like stunning ways to experience the wonderland of the state.I think I d probably just ride the train up and down because it looks the most peaceful, though.You can see more pictures of Welsh s trip here.
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Alphabet s X division always has a number of forward-looking and sometimes fanciful research initiatives underway.These are the company s most pie-in-the-sky projects that may or may not ever see the light of day, with Google Glass and Google Brain representing two projects that have made their way into the real world.One of X s most hopeful initiatives involves providing universal internet access via sky-based wireless routers.One of them, Project Loon, uses high-altitude balloons to loft the routers in the air, and that project is still on track.Another, dubbed Titan and using fixed-wing solar-powered drones, isn t so lucky, as 9to5Google reports.More: Google s Project Loon runs test of balloon-based internet service over Peru
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The skeleton of a woman who died 800 years ago on the outskirts of the ancient city of Troy in modern Turkey has yielded the first record of maternal sepsis in the fossil record.The ancient skeleton of a woman who lived near the storied city of Troy has given up the secrets of what killed her.Researchers unearthed the Byzantine bones and discovered both that she was pregnant and that a bacterial infection probably caused her death.In the 800-year-old bones, which had been buried in a grave lined with stones, researchers discovered strawberry-sized nodules near her ribs.After opening the nodules, the researchers found ghost cells, and were even able to fully extract and piece together the DNA of the bacterial strains that killed her when she was likely around 30 years old, during the era of the Byzantine Empire.Amazingly, these samples yielded enough DNA to fully reconstruct the genomes of two species of bacteria, Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Gardnerella vaginalis, which infected the woman and likely led to her death, Hendrik Poinar, of McMaster University's Ancient DNA Centre, said in a statement.
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The right consumer at the right time at the right place.That familiar mantra is exactly what marketers should be aiming for… right?Yes, of course, in a broad sense.But in an ever-evolving advertising landscape increasingly dominated by programmatic, the three rights are overly simplistic.Arguably dangerously simplistic, particularly in a mobile-first advertising environment.Let s break it down….
Sweden
the mobile Operator Three is launching, as the first operator in Sweden, VoLTE – telephony in 4G network which provide faster samtalsuppkoppling and better sound quality.the Service launched today and will be rolled out through a Beta program to Tres customers from 1 February 2017.With VoLTE, the customer gets better call quality, faster call set-up, hand-over between WiFi calls and VoLTE as well as the possibility to continue the use of 4G phone even during a call.VoLTE is the starting point for the next generation of telephony where mobile phone calls will gradually be moved over from the 3G network to the 4G network.It was in march of last year as the Three launched the service wi-fi calling, a service that eliminates the poor inomhustäckning by the cell phone connects to the WiFi network in case the regular cellular network coverage is not sufficient.A service that Three is still the only to offer in Sweden.
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We all know we need websites to promote our businesses, but we may not understand the technical components involved.For example, for your website to live on the web, you need a domain name i.e.yourwebsite.com as well as web hosting the storage space that hosts the files for your website and makes the accessible online .Choosing a domain name is a simple enough concept to grasp, but how do you go about deciding what type of web hosting you need?Some of the questions you'll want to answer include:What will allow the quickest access to my website for my customers?What will be most efficient for me and my employees to use?What will be most stable and avoid crashes?What will be most secure?How can I attain the most flexibility overall?These are all important ideas to consider when choosing between various web hosting options.Today, we'll cover the main differences between three popular options for businesses: shared hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated server hosting.Shared HostingQuick definition: Your website will share a single server along with many other websites.Everything on this single server is shared, including RAM and CPU.Ideal for... small businesses or new websites with relatively minimal web traffic.
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As if it is not enough that 2016 was a turbulent year as regards programming languages, 2017 it looks to be even more moves in pakistan and afghanistan.Oracle activated the handbrake, for the next version of the serverstandarden Java EE, in order to restart with a focus on mikrotjänster and cloud solutions.the first sign of what the new direction results in should come at the end of the year, with a new version of Java EE 8.the Next year, then the Java EE 9 to come, with a focus on scalable services.The new direction of travel should result in a Javaplattform that is better suited for modern enterprise solutions.also Read: Containers provide independent – but risks becoming a footnote in history
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Nokia has returned to the smartphone market not with an exciting flagship product, but with a rather uninteresting entry-level Android device designed for the Chinese market.This new device is called the Nokia 6, and it'll be available in China in just a few weeks.The Nokia 6 is the first Nokia device from HMD Global, the Finnish company that acquired exclusive rights to produce smartphones under the Nokia brand last year.Manufacturing will be handled by FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn also included in the deal.Together, HMD Global and FIH Mobile own the entirety of Nokia's mobile phone business, which was previously part of Microsoft after they acquired it in 2014.The first Android phone from Nokia isn't anything to get excited about, unless entry-level Chinese handsets tickle your fancy.
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the Swedish telecommunications operators and internet companies leaked in the last year, customer information were more than twice as much as in 2015 – the number of reported events increased from 24 to 52.– We believe that there are a large number of unreported cases, " says Anna Montelius, a lawyer at the Post - and telecom agency, section for privacy concerns, to Today's News.An example is Telia leaked customers ' passwords because of a failure of its it systems.the Leak, which has been ongoing since October 2014, it was discovered in march 2016.According to the company was around 32 700 enabled customer accounts on the web service of My operator Telia in the vulnerable system, of which around 3,600 were in real danger, writes DN.Affected customers had their accounts closed and were forced to change the password.
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