China has already produced some of the world’s most successful blockchain-oriented startups.But many blockchain enthusiasts are concerned that new proposed regulations could stifle the development of the potentially-transformational field.If enacted, they would require that blockchain users go through real-name registration, and that service providers take responsibility for censoring content as well as saving user data for potential government inspection.Since blockchain has established a near-religious following due to its anonymous, transparent, and decentralized nature, the proposed rules would eliminate or hinder many of the attributes which make it so appealing in the first place.The blockchain entrepreneur referenced a number of gambling dapps which have become popular among many cryptocurrency-holders in China, allowing users to bet on online games of chance, and skirt local laws.However, the threats to social stability in China posed by an unregulated blockchain go much further.
MongoDB’s shift away from the Affero GPL to its homegrown Server-Side Public License (SSPL) can be cast as a way to clarify what open source means in the cloud or, rather, what it should mean.But it’s also very clearly an attempt to push Chinese cloud providers into paying up in cash or code if they want to strip-mine an open source project for cash while giving nothing back, as a recent interview with MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria makes clear.For example, in its press release announcing the license change, MongoDB repeatedly stressed how much it directly invests in R for the database: “We have invested approximately $300 million in R over the past decade to offer a modern, general-purpose, open source database for everyone.With the added protection of the SSPL, we can continue to invest in R and further drive innovation and value for the community.”This is great, but it calls out the Achilles heel of commercial open source projects: They’re heavily reliant on a single vendor.A community can likely withstand a cloud provider taking without giving.
Global Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Film market report is first of its kind research report that covers the overview, summary, market dynamics, competitive analysis, and leading player’s various strategies to sustain in the global market.Apart from this, the report also covers detail information about various clients which is the most significant element for the manufacturers.The report takes a dashboard view of an entire Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Film market by comprehensively analyzing market circumstance and situation and the various activities of leading players in the market such as mergers, partnership, and acquisitions.This unique report explains the present industry situations that gives the crystal-clear picture of the global Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Film market to the clients.The thorough database which has given in this report help the customers to get detail information about the competitors.It is the most significant factor in any report to provide client/s information and QY Research committedly follows this basic principle of the market research industry.Request a Sample of this report at http://www.qyresearchglobal.com/goods-1840474.htmlThe following Companies as the Key Players in the Global Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Film Market Research Report: Key Players Name:     Profol Group    DDN    Zhejiang Yuanda    Shanxi Yingtai    Hubei Huishi    UFLEX    Manuli Stretch    Alpha Marathon    Panverta    Polibak    Mitsui Chemicals    Takigawa Seisakusho    Tri-PackBhineka Tatamulya    Vista Film Packaging    Achilles Corporation    Copol International    Schur Flexibles    Kanodia Technoplast    Taghleef IndustriesRegions Covered in the Global Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Film Market: The Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries and Egypt)North America (the United States, Mexico, and Canada)South America (Brazil etc.
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The new update improves low-light photos, AI Camera shots, and auto-focus performance.The V40’s Achilles Heel seems to be telephoto shots, but there’s no word if the update improves this camera.The LG V40 ThinQ is the first major smartphone to offer five cameras, featuring three on the back and two on the front.Photo quality isn’t perfect though, but it looks like the Korean company has a solution of sorts.How Much Money Do You Really Get from a Reverse Mortgage?So what kind of tweaks should you expect from the OTA?
Before Captain Marvel was Captain Marvel, someone else was Captain Marvel.The nominatively deterministic history of Captain Marvel—Carol Danvers, Earth pilot with alien superpowers, hero of a Marvel movie coming out in March—in fact is also the history of women superheroes and how comic books have changed over their 80 years.When Marvel Comics introduced Carol Danvers in 1968, she was a supporting character in the publisher’s book Captain Marvel, which was about an alien soldier named Mar-Vell (yeah, I know) who protects the Earth with what's essentially an augmented Superman powerset—flight, durability, strength, and so on.When Billy said the word “Shazam!”—an acronym for the abilities of Samson, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, Mercury, and yes, I know—he was transformed into a strapping, red-besuited monster fighter.Created just a year after Superman by CC Beck and Bill Parker for Fawcett Comics, that Captain Marvel couldn’t defeat the lawsuit that DC launched in the 1950s, claiming infringement on Superman.DC eventually absorbed Fawcett and the Marvel family into mainline Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman continuity, but eventual legal trouble with Marvel Comics resulted, decades later, in the character being known only as Shazam, which had been the name of the Wizard.
Nature Communications, a highly collaborative team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Ohio State University report that normal breast cells can prevent successful radiation treatment of breast cancer due to dysregulation between tumor suppressors and oncogenes."The results suggest that PTEN loss in normal cells may be a biomarker for identifying breast cancer patients who would benefit from adding specific inhibitors in combination with the standard radiation therapy," says Michael C. Ostrowski, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MUSC, a member of the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, and senior author on the article.In other words, when PTEN is reduced, AKT is significantly increased.This special model revealed that the absence of PTEN tumor suppressor in the breast stroma leads to larger mammary (breast) tumors.Radiation therapy is a mainstream treatment for breast cancers as radiation causes cell death in the targeted cells.When the PTEN level is low in the breast cancer connective tissue cells, the tumor cells have a high degree of genetic instability.
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Apparently being psychic doesn't save an animal from becoming food on the table.Rabiot, the giant Pacific octopus from Hokkaido that successfully predicted Japan's wins and losses thrice in the 2018 World Cup, was "gutted, cleaned and sent off to the market" ahead of a match against the Belgians, South China Morning Post reported Tuesday.Understandably, people are upset over the eight-legged creature's fate.There are many animals that have been touted as psychic for their abilities to predict World Cup results, including an adorable white feline called Achilles, who is also deaf.Another octopus that foretold World Cup results called Paul was found dead in its home -- not killed for food -- almost a decade ago.I don't know if Rabiot saw its own future, but I won't be surprised if anyone tells me karma had a role in Japan's defeat despite a two-goal lead.
Germany would once again win the football world CUP – it had been foreseen that with machine learning.every fourth year the world's biggest sporting event, the world championship of football, of the stack.Since 2010, the tradition with the psychic animals taken root when the octopus Paul became world-famous.Mollusc managed to successfully predict the outcome of eight matches – something that at random draw would have a probability of 0.4%.the Camel Shaheen, the pig Chrjak, the orangutan, Walter and the penguins Alf, Lolly and Ginny to name a few.this year, Russia on the large drum and highlighted the deaf cat Achilles in order to predict the matchutgångar.
Google Home has learned Spanish.Google announced this morning that its smart speakers are now able to listen and respond to users’ voice commands in Spanish.The update may help the speakers gain more ground against Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo devices, not only in the U.S. where a number of people today speak Spanish as their native language, but also in other international markets.Related to this, Google says its Google Home products, including the Home, Home Mini and Max, are available in Spanish in Mexico and Spain.Though today Amazon Alexa devices have the most market share in the U.S., Google may have found Amazon’s Achilles heel by targeting language support to grow its own install base.While Amazon supports English, German and more recently, Japanese, Google has promised its smart assistant will support over 30 languages by year-end.
How third-party services can knock out three out of four online propertiesInternet infrastructure may be fairly resilient thanks to its distributed nature, but the web we've built on top of it appears to be rather fragile.In a paper distributed last week through the ArXiv preprint server, researchers for Carnegie Mellon University find that third-party services such as domain name service (DNS) providers, content delivery networks (CDNs) and certificate authorities (CAs) represent an attractive target for attackers looking to maximize the impact of their hacking.Citing how the 2016 DDoS attack that downed managed DNS provider Dyn affected dependent sites like Amazon, Netflix and Twitter, the researchers – Aqsa Kashaf, Carolina Zarate, Hanruo Wang, Yuvraj Agarwal and Vyas Sekar – say the majority of top websites have a similar Achilles' Heel."Our analysis paints a somewhat bleak situation on the state of modern web ecosystem," they observe, noting that most web services have little or no redundancy when using third-party infrastructure services and that a handful of these services represent potential single points of failure.The findings call into question the comprehensiveness of enterprise disaster planning scenarios.
Today's FIFA World Cup opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia already has a winner ... according to a supposedly psychic cat in residence at St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum.Achilles is a white feline who officially works as a rat catcher at the museum, but moonlights as a seer.The seemingly supernatural feline's keepers gave him two bowls of food to choose from, one labeled with the Russian flag and one labeled for Saudi Arabia.Achilles chose the bowl of Russia chow, which the attending humans have taken as a sign that Russia will win its match.Russia's Tass news agency refers to Achilles as an "official oracle of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup."He had a good prediction streak during that soccer event, correctly calling the winner of three out of four matches.
30 years on, King of Pop's dance moves no longer flummox academic worldNew research from India into Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" tilt has concluded that, yes, it is physically impossible and dancers should really stop trying to recreate it because Achilles tendon and spinal injuries are not fun.The paper, "How did Michael Jackson challenge our understanding of spine biomechanics?"published yesterday in the Journal of Neurosurgery focused on the 45˚ tilt achieved by the singer while keeping his spine straight with only his feet stopping him toppling to the ground in a manner unbecoming to self-proclaimed pop royalty.Suspicions that the footage in the 1987 "Smooth Criminal" video was somehow the result of special effects seemed to be dismissed when the move was performed on stage in a number of live concerts.However, with trained dancers unable to get beyond a 30˚ lean and Jackson fans (including the authors of the paper) trying, and failing – sometimes catastrophically – to achieve the 45˚ tilt, researchers have revealed that it was all a trick.
A new £4.8 million engineering research programme, led by Newcastle University, that will examine how long linear infrastructure assets, such as road and railway slopes, pipeline bedding and flood protection structures, can be better maintained and monitored to make them more resilient for the future, is announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).The announcement comes in the week that UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has its official launch in London and during the Year of Engineering.Despite this, the exact reasons for, and timing of, failure are poorly understood.The research programme, Assessment, Costing and enHancement of long life Long Linear Assets, dubbed ACHILLES - involves experts from the universities of Newcastle, Southampton, Durham, Loughborough, Leeds and Bath, as well as the British Geological Survey, major infrastructure owners and their consultants.Newcastle University's Professor Stephanie Glendinning, project lead, explained: "The aim is to gain a better understanding of the way that linear infrastructure deteriorates under increasing environmental pressure, and to use this understanding to improve investment decisions.Professor Philip Nelson, EPSRC's Executive Chair, said: "This investment will link the aims of reducing infrastructure failures and transforming infrastructure maintenance, and therefore help the UK become more resilient and prosperous.
People increasingly are substituting ordinary household tools with Internet-connected alternatives.The convenience this offers has a pretty sizable downside, as in recent years, internet of things (IoT) devices have proven to be somewhat of a security achilles heel.This has allowed adversaries to use malware like Mirai to bundle them into giant botnets, which are potent enough to attack the underlying foundations of the Internet.In recent years, we’ve seen a lot of attempts to fix this sorry state of affairs.One of the more interesting IoT security devices I’ve stumbled across is Akita, from Tel Aviv’s HighIoT.So, it’ll plug into an LAN port on your home router, and it’ll quietly sit in the background, listening in for compromised devices.
Dear god, I hate treadmills.You might have heard about Zwift for cycling - if not, it allows riders to use their bike on a static turbo trainer in their living room to pedal against real people in digital worlds.Now that system is being offered as a running app, currently in a beta (and free) mode as Zwift gets it ready for the mainstream.So given some top athletes really advocate running on a treadmill as a successful way to train - and I’m still hoping to attack the London Marathon next month - I decided to give this a bash.There are two different ways to use Zwift Run- you can either connect a treadmill to an Apple TV (we used the TechnoGym MyRun, which is a really nifty, pared-back running machine that can connect via Bluetooth to the Apple unit) or sync a sensor on your shoe with an iPad or phone.That said, I enjoyed the run far more than on any other treadmill workout I’ve done.
Smartphones are a wonderful piece of technology, however they do have one rather unfortunate achilles heel: battery life.While most Android phones are now claiming to have two-day battery lives the iPhone has historically struggled to make it through to the evening.Things have got better of course, as we noted in our review of the iPhone X and 8 Plus, but for the vast majority of us who are still using our iPhone 6 and 7s it might seem like all hope is lost.Fear not, here are some simple tips and tricks that can help squeeze every last bit of juice from that battery and hopefully keep you powered until kicking out time.Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi properlyNow this might seem obvious but here’s the thing, every time you think you’ve been turning off Bluetooth or WiFi you actually haven’t.
The enormous number of solutions we see being brought to market under the moniker of blockchain is absolutely astounding.Most importantly, now that the ecosystem is beginning to mature, new services and products are capitalizing on the industry’s existing weaknesses.Although blockchain delivers significant benefits, namely trustless transactability and immutability which help guarantee us a more secure environment for interacting, integrating and connecting these decentralized systems is concurrently growing in difficulty.If we continue to focus exclusively on valuation and ignore compatibility, blockchain could prove to be its own Achilles’ heel, limiting the architecture’s potential in relation to its ambitions of banking the under-banked and ushering in a new era of democratic systems.It often means that you have to take an asset off one chain, find an intermediary to move the asset from one venue to the next, and then finally onto another chain.Apart from lacking connectivity, the length of time it takes to record, process, and clear transactions means that most of blockchain’s legacy currencies have not cleared the hurdles needed to unseat government issued currencies or gain enterprise adoption.
Snap has always been pretty good at coming up with new ideas to engage consumers but making money was always its Achilles heel.For the three months ending December 31 sales hit $285.7 million, an increase of 72% year-on-year, while for the year it was up to $824.9 million, a 104% increase.While these numbers might sound impressive, net loss for the year stood at $3.4 billion mainly down to stock rewards to its engineers.This compares to a loss of $500 million in 2016.“Our business really came together towards the end of last year and I am very proud of our team for working hard to deliver these results,” said Snap CEO Evan Spiegel.“We executed well on our 2017 plan to improve quality, performance, and automation, which removed friction from our advertising business and improved our application for the Snapchat community.”
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