Michael Marcano

Michael Marcano

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And the ops team replies: “it must be a code issue.”Developers and ops people sometimes have different perspectives on why a deployment went wrong.It really did work in stagingEveryone on the team wants to get things right the first time, deploying a quality product with every feature release.But, as the saying goes, we’re all only human.A slightly different network configuration here, an older version of a PHP extension or NPM module there, and suddenly the places where code is being tested before launching it to the world aren’t quite perfectly in sync.
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If you've got yourself a Google Nest Hub, a Lenovo Smart Display, or anything else running Google's own Smart Display UI, you should see some visual changes and tweaks in the near future.Google just pushed out an update for the interface that makes more use of the ambient display that's on while the display is idle – the clock face or wallpaper becomes a blurred background as soon as you start interacting with it.As 9to5Google reports, the dedicated weather forecast has been removed as well (leaving just an icon and a temperature reading), and the time and date style has been tweaked and repositioned.Part of the reasoning behind the change is preparing the ground for the Nest Hub Max, and making room for the Duo call reminders coming with the Face Match ID technology (something that's not available on the Nest Hub).These updates to the interface on Google's smart displays come a couple of weeks after the company demoed a host of improvements to its products at Google IO 2019.As well as introducing the Nest Hub Max, Google also gave a sneak preview of the next-gen Google Assistant – able to process information faster, with a smaller footprint on devices, and getting smarter all the time.
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Sophie Mortimer, of the Revenge Porn hotline, called for revenge porn to be put in line with sexual offencesHuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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BT unveiled its new logo this week after years of deliberation, and late nights in the boardroom agonising over it.Now I'm thinking they put more thought into their after hours takeaway order, and I'm not the only one.Join me as we peruse the contributions that Twitter users have made in taking the piss - and every other bodily fluid imaginable - out of the brand.The network provider was floating ideas for a more pared back logo as early as 2016.At the time we called the likely contender a "boring flat circle" but it's a Rembrandt compared to the black and white logo someone appears to have rustled up in MS Paint.A trademark was filed for the new logo this week (via The Guardian), and the re-branding is expected to go live in August.
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Launched in 2005, and then acquired by Google in 2006 for over $1.6 billion, the video service began its life mostly as a web-based PC service, allowing anyone to upload their creations for everyone to see and watch.When smartphones started becoming popular by the end of the 2000s, followed by the rise of smart TVs, YouTube apps followed, and its popularity exploded.Google now says that over 1.9 billion users worldwide check out YouTube videos every month, and that over 70 percent of its video views come from mobile devices.Google has branded many products with the YouTube name including YouTube Music, YouTube Premium and YouTube TV.Whether you’re just an average Joe or a massive company, anyone can upload their videos on the service and there are no fees for those who want to watch them either.Google does have certain rules over what kind of videos can be uploaded, including ones that are subject to copyrights infringements.
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In a surprise to no one, the British are out-drinking their fellow nations by getting rat-arsed on an average of at least once a week, because I guess no one else is trying hard enough.The Guardian reports that the Global Drugs survey's research included 36 countries, with the US and Canada coming a close second and third to the UK, with citizens getting drunk 50 and 48 times a year on average respectively, compared to our 51.1 instances a year.Last year, a director at Public Health England (PHE) revealed that 4.4 per cent of the UK's population is guzzling up over 30 per cent of the country's alcohol, which means that two million people are chugging a third of all of the alcohol sold here.And it's not just alcohol – 74 per cent of the survey's English participant admitted to having using cocaine at some stage in their lives compared to the global average of 43 per cent.And the usage is up for the country year-on-year, going from 43 per cent last year to 64 per cent this year."In the UK we don’t tend to do moderation, we end up getting drunk as the point of the evening," said Prof Adam Winstock, the founder of the Global Drug Survey.
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We now have our first look at Patrick Stewart in character as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Jean-Luc Picard since the film Star Trek: Nemesis back in 2002.The image is a photo of a video clip shown at CBS' Upfronts presentation.Upfronts are hosted by TV networks like CBS to show off the next season's slate of shows primarily to advertisers, but sometimes to press as well.Press and advertising professionals who presented at the event shared the details on Twitter.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette TV critic Rob Owen described the brief scene in a tweet, writing that the clip featured "a Starfleet officer asking Jean-Luc, 'May I have your name, please, sir?'The clip was brief, and fans looking to learn about the series won't find a whole lot to work from.
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Det är Capgemini i Sverige som lierat sig med Tacton.Tillsammans ska man jobba med Tactons molnbaserade mjukvara för configure price quote, CPQ, som främst används inom tillverkningsindustrin för att designa, konfigurera och sälja produkter.Med hjälp av Capgeminis kunnande inom digital transformation ska man koppla ihop kund, produkt och fabrik för kunderna.– Vi ska leverera CPQ-lösningar i världsklass till våra kunder.Samarbetet med Tacton innebär att vi kommer kunna göra just det.Och inte bara till nuvarande kunder, utan även till nya kunder så att de kan förbättra sina organisationer med hjälp av våra lösningar, säger Stephan Hedborg, ansvarig för Manufacturing på Capgemini Sverige.
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The creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones will be heading to a galaxy far, far away in the very near, near future.Disney has confirmed that the previously announced trilogy of Star Wars films from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B.Weiss will indeed be the next big-screen installments of the sci-fi saga to hit theaters following Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, which comes out December 20.The first of those films is currently scheduled to premiere in 2022.The plan was announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger during the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications conference.It was previously announced that both the Game of Thrones creators and Episode VIII – The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson were both working on separate trilogies set in the Star Wars universe.
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Nintendo announced today that it will host a special Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2 ahead of E3.Super Mario Maker 2 is Nintendo’s big summer game for the Switch, and though it’s out on June 28th, Nintendo has been pretty quiet about what we should expect in terms of new (or improved) features and capabilities.It seems that whatever lingering questions fans have about Super Mario Maker 2 will be answered tomorrow when this Direct premieres.In a post published to Twitter just a little while ago, Nintendo of America announced that this Mario Maker 2 Direct will be broadcast tomorrow, May 15th, at 3 PM Pacific/6 PM Eastern.The Direct will last around 15 minutes and will be entirely dedicated to Mario Maker 2, so don’t expect to hear anything about other upcoming Switch games during the presentation.Tune in on Wednesday, May 15 at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m.
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Mikrometertunna sensorer som byggs in i väggar eller golv vittnar om fuktskador utan att ytskiktet behöver brytas upp.Nu ska systemet utvecklas för att klara mätning i betong.I dagsläget finns 100 000-tals sensorer från Invisense monterade i byggnader, främst badrum, i Sverige.Sensorn bygger på forskning om tryckt elektronik från Linköpings universitet.Polymid är extremt tåligt men kan absorbera upp till två procent vatten.När Invisenses skanner kommer i närheten och skickar ut en radiosignal skapas en ström i sensorns krets och spolen skickar en radiovåg tillbaka.
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After simultaneously launching commercial 5G services in early April, three South Korean carriers have collectively signed up 260,000 subscribers — a solid start for the next-generation cellular technology.The key metric of 5G adoption was shared by South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (via Yonhap), which scheduled and coordinated the carriers’ launches in an effort to make South Korea the world’s first 5G country.South Korea’s haste to commercialize 5G services and devices has led to speed bumps for early adopters, who have complained about inconsistent service and issues with the country’s first 5G smartphone: Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G.But carriers have moved quickly to respond to those early concerns, if not fully resolve them, and have offered aggressive promotions to lure new customers to the high-speed wireless technology.“Many of the initial complaints raised by consumers are being addressed,” said the Ministry of Science and ICT, “but with more people using the system, other problems are expected to come to light that will require fixing.”Commencing 5G service is one thing, but having enough base stations and devices to satisfy a large population is another — the scalability challenge facing U.S. carriers with over 328 million residents to serve.
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Pre-orders have appeared through major online retailers for a new book from Epic Games, the company behind battle royale hit Fortnite.Titled “Official Fortnite Battle Royale Survival Guide,” the book promises to offer players tricks and tips on getting their own victory royales.The book is discounted during pre-orders and will start shipping to buyers in May.Pre-orders for the new book have appeared at Barnes & Noble and Amazon, where Epic Games is listed as the author; the publisher is notable Brown Books for Young Readers, which lists a publication date of May 7, 2019.The survival guide is a hardcover book with full-color images and a guide to the entire battle royale island.Buyers can expect “sneaky survival tactics,” according to the book description, including ways to utilize the Storm, build away from trouble, and more.
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Mark Zuckerberg once promised Facebook would move fast and break things.Now Zuckerberg says Facebook is trying to fix the things it broke.Standing on stage before an audience of developers at the annual F8 Conference on Tuesday, Zuckerberg—the same guy who spent years convincing billions of people to share their every thought and action with the world—explained all the ways Facebook is going to help people keep that same information under wraps.“I believe the future is private,” the CEO said, almost as soon as he began, setting the tone for a day of product announcements across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp.The social networking giant now faces more than a dozen international investigations into its history of privacy violations, from its years of willy-nilly data sharing to several recent data breaches.“It's a major shift in how we run this company.”
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Many britons want to see a ban for the hugs and kisses on the job.according to a new survey among 2000 employees in the Uk.To greet each other by hugs and unexpected kiss on the cheeks can create confusion and stress in uk workplaces, shows the survey made by the jobbsajten Totaljobs.One-third of the employees surveyed stated that they felt themselves affected by the uncomfortable greetings, and 25 percent say they avoid colleagues or customers on the basis of their approaches to health.the Survey also shows that three out of four employees would agree to a ban on physical contact in the workplace.− Regardless of whether it is an unwanted hug or a kindpuss at the inappropriate moment, shows our survey to greetings at work can be unpleasant and affect job satisfaction and productivity, says Totaljobs marketing manager Alexandra Sydney in an article in the british newspaper The Telegraph.
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Less than a week debuting a free, ad-supported version of Amazon Music for its assistant, Alexa, Amazon might be planning its next big thing.The company could potentially be working with large music rights-holders to create a high-fidelity music streaming platform, Music Business Worldwide reported Thursday.The move would help Alexa better compete with companies like TIDAL, Deezer, Spotify and Apple.Amazon wasn't immediately available for comment, but MWB reported the rumor from "several high-placed music industry sources."Those sources said Amazon's hi-def service would cost about $15 per month and launch before the end of the year.The price would be cheaper than TIDAL and Deezer's subscriptions, which cost $19.99 per month.
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Researchers from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have identified 9 gene targets which upon combinatorial silencing improve protein production in engineered yeast cells by 2.2-fold."The concept can be extended to other yeast protein producers, even some filamentous fungi and mammalian cell factories.Any organization that works with superior protein producers can use these findings," says first-author Postdoc Guokun Wang from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at DTU.The method was used to improve the yeast's production of α-amylase - a model protein which indicates overall production values of sought-for proteins (recombinant proteins) in the cell.Silencing is a powerful toolThe optimized yeast strain was achieved by determining several gene targets suitable for silencing via RNA interference (RNAi).
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Widely dubbed as his "suicide note," the final message that Adolf Hitler ever wrote has surfaced and is set to go up for auction later this month.In the letter, the leader of the Nazi party during World War II Germany shows his defiance and insists that he will remain in the country while helping "set a good example to all those remaining.""I shall remain in Berlin, so as to take part, in honorable fashion, in the decisive battle for Germany, and to set a good example to all those remaining," Hitler wrote in the April 24, 1945 letter to Field Marshal Ferdinand Schörner. "AUTOGRAPH OF EVIL: HITLER-SIGNED COPY OF 'MEIN KAMPF' SURFACESThe German Fuhrer continued: "For the rest of you, every effort must be made to win the struggle for Berlin.You can there help decisively, by pushing northwards as early as possible..."
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Indian court lifts ban on TikTok video-sharing app in victory for China’s Bytedance – South China Morning PostWhat happened: An Indian state court lifted a ban on Bytedance’s short video app TikTok on Wednesday, South China Morning Post reported, citing two lawyers involved in the case.After hearing Bytedance’s plea during a hearing that day, the state court reversed the Apr.3 decision to ban the app.A senior Indian government official said that once the IT ministry receives the court order, it will ask Apple and Google to reinstate TikTok on their app stores.A TikTok spokesperson said that the company welcomed the court’s decision, adding that the app is “committed to continuously enhancing” its safety features.
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If you think that all gaming laptops are clunky and heavy beasts, Dell wants to change your mind.Even though its XPS 15 — based off of the XPS 13, which is arguably one of the best Windows laptops — can already support discrete graphics, Dell announced that the larger XPS notebook has been updated to include the latest silicons on the market today.This means that the XPS 15 can support up to Intel’s latest 9th-Generation mobile Core i9 processor alongside Nvidia’s new GTX 1650 graphics.Alongside those internal updates, the XPS 15 is also undergoing a slight redesign that will make it more appealing to users.In particular, game streamers and those who rely on the built-in webcam on the notebook will be happy to know that the XPS 15 will, like this year’s XPS 13, feature the camera above the display, rather than below the screen as on previous iterations of this notebook.Popular mainstay features — like a beefy 97Wh battery and a selection of full-size ports — will remain on the redesigned XPS 15, according to The Verge.
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