Richard Skaggs

Richard Skaggs

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There was death, there was a new King and there were some happy endings, too.So as the credits rolled on TV's biggest show where did all your faves finally finish up?It's nothing but a heap of crumpled, molten metal.The "Mad Queen" arc may have seemed a little abrupt She did not get the ending she has been chasing her entire life but, instead, was betrayed one last time by the man that she loved -- her nephew, Jon "Aegon Targaryen" Snow.After everybody kept prodding Jon, begging him to be King and Jon parroting "I dun want eet" hundreds of times, he got his wish.He went from cripple to King, from bed to throne, from Hodor's back to the Realm's top.
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Digital banking darling Monzo's current account is set to surpass 2m customers today, as it races to catch up with London rival Revolut.The two fintech startups have been locked in an intense race to command market share in the nascent mobile banking sector, as well as to expand overseas.Read more: Monzo to roll out business bank accounts in revenue shake-upRevolut has more than 4m users, but its accounts are currently available across Europe and Australia while Monzo is limited to the UK.Monzo said the figure means three per cent of the UK is now signed up to the bank, less than 18 months since it first launched its current account in October 2017.More than £10.7bn has been spent through Monzo since the bank’s founding in 2015, with £2.9m sent between Monzo users every day.
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You can argue all you like about which of the Galaxy Buds and the AirPods are better, but the $150 price tag of both is beyond the budget of many of us.The Brio True Wireless Earbuds, however, feature many of the bells and whistles of their more famous counterparts.Compact and comfortable, the Brio True Wireless Earbuds boast an IP67 rating, making them sweat and waterproof.They also utilize the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, so your connectivity will never lag or drop.Up to 50 hours of on-the-go listening with the charging case.Despite their size, the Brio Buds give you eight hours of use on a single charge.
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Fiscal year reports are all the rage right now and, with them, come various pieces of different game publishers and developers plans for the next year.Ubisoft is the latest company under a microscope after it disclosed there are three unannounced games that the publisher will be released before April 2020.ResetEra user dex3108 broke down Ubisoft’s report, which comes with the unfortunate news that the person-versus-person pirate ship combat game Skull & Bones will be delayed to 2020.Ubisoft revealed the news on Twitter and shared their disappointment at not being able to attend E3 2019 with the game and the fiscal report explicitly stated that the game has been postponed to after 2019.The good news is, Ubisoft teased four new projects that will be revealed and released by the end of the fourth fiscal quarter, which ends in April 2020.The newly revealed Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is one of those four titles and rumors began to circulate that a new Splinter Cell game is included in that number.
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“GitPrime has the potential to be a pillar on which the practice of software engineering stands”Developer productivity platform GitPrime has been snapped up by Pluralsight, the Utah-based enterprise technology skills platform, for $170 million in cash, just a year after the startup raised $10.5 million in its Series A funding round.GitPrime provides data on software engineering metrics.It is connected to every major code repository, e.g.It aggregates data from git repos, ticketing systems, and pull requests then presenting them as reports.It has rapidly grown since being founded in 2015, securing an impressive blue chip customer base that includes Adobe, Atlassian, Disney, Splunk and VMware.
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Part of the problem is extreme congestion, but today the city of more than 10 million is facing nothing short of obliteration by rising seas and sinking land, two opposing yet complementary forces of doom.And Jakarta is far from alone—cities the world over are drowning and sinking, and there’s very little we can do about it short of stopping climate change entirely.That’s destabilizing buildings in the short term—some structures have sunk straight down, enveloping their lower levels in mud—but in the long term it means that about half the city is now beneath sea level.“Almost every coastal city around the world builds on loose sediment, and all of them are subsiding, regardless of pumping groundwater,” says Arizona State University geophysicist Manoochehr Shirzaei, who studies land subsidence.“In fact, vertical land motion is as important as sea level rise, but unfortunately it gets very little attention, because the process is slow.”Consider the San Francisco Bay Area.
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A couple of hours after the Christchurch massacre, I was on the phone with Whitney Phillips, a Syracuse professor whose research focuses on online extremists and media manipulators.She described a “soul sucking” feeling stemming in part from an ethical conundrum tied to researching the ills of online extremism and amplification.In a connected, searchable world, it’s hard to share information about extremists and their tactics without also sharing their toxic views.Feelings of helplessness and symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder—like anxiety, guilt, and anhedonia—are on the rise, they said, as warnings go unheeded and their hopes for constructive change are dashed time and time again.Many researchers in the field cut their teeth as techno-optimists, studying the positive aspects of the internet—like bringing people together to enhance creativity or further democratic protest, á la the Arab Spring—says Marwick.Consider Gamergate, the Internet Research Agency, fake news, the internet-fueled rise of the so-called alt-right, Pizzagate, QAnon, Elsagate and the ongoing horrors of kids YouTube, Facebook’s role in fanning the flames of genocide, Cambridge Analytica, and so much more.
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Uppgörelsen ska även inkludera personer på högsta bolagsnivå som ska se till att företaget tar hänsyn till personliga integriteten för användarna.Det rapporterar Politico med hänvisning till källor.Facebook kan komma att behöva skapa en ”oberoende” övervakningskommitté som kommer att inkludera en federalt godkänd tjänsteperson.Även personer från Facebooks styrelse kan komma att ingå i samma organ, uppgavs det.Förutom det väntas Facebook även behöva betala flera miljarder dollar under förlikningen.Bolaget har åsidosatt tre miljarder dollar för detta men utesluter inte att siffran landar på fem miljarder dollar.
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Back in 2013, the Herschel Space Observatory found an asteroid called Apophis was larger than believed.It caused a bit of panic when early estimates showed a slight chance that the asteroid might hit the Earth in 2029.That was later changed when refined information suggesting that it would pass very close to Earth.The asteroid was predicted to make an approach as close as 22,000 miles from Earth.While that is a lot of miles, it will come closer to the Earth than some satellites that orbit.Scientists are already planning for the flyby though it is still a decade away.
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Advanced Micro Devices reported results for the first quarter ended March 31 that slightly beat earnings expectations.The PC chip maker reported non-GAAP earnings of 6 cents a share on revenues of $1.27 billion, with lower client chip sales to blame for lower performance compared to a year ago.AMD’s performance is closely watched, alongside Intel, as a barometer for the health of the PC ecosystem.AMD’s stock is up 4% to $29.04 a share in after-hours trading.Analysts expected Santa Clara, California-based AMD to report 5 cents per share on revenues of $1.26 billion for the first quarter.“We look forward to the upcoming launches of our next-generation 7-nanometer PC, gaming and data center products which we expect to drive further market share gains and financial growth.”
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On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission settled a case with Onixiz, the owners of i-Dressup, an online flash game website dedicated to dressing up virtual dolls and designing clothes.According to the complaint, the website violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and risked its young users’ data security.i-Dressup operated pretty much like any flash game website you remember from the early 2000s.It featured timeless classics like “Sexed-Up Style,” “Floral Hats,” and the “Feminine Ruffle,” some of which you are still able to play on other dress-up sites that have apparently ripped the games and republished them.COPPA requires companies that provide online services or targeted to children under 13 to maintain specific privacy standards, like receiving parental consent and providing “reasonable” data security for its young users.The FTC complaint claims that i-Dressup failed the test for compliance on both of those fronts.
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Microsoft har på sistone lagt till flera efterfrågade funktioner i programmet Din telefon, däribland möjligheten att synkronisera sms och spegla innehållet på din mobil till din dator.Guide: Koppla ihop datorn och mobilen – med Microsofts nya appNu testar Microsoft en ny funktion som gör det möjligt att synkronisera notifikationer mellan Android och Windows 10.Enligt Neowin handlar det bland annat om notifikationer från Messenger, Onedrive och Twitter, något som styrks av en skärmdump som publicerats av Vishnu Nath från Microsoft Mobile Experiences.Är du medlem av betaprogrammet Windows Insider kan du testa funktionen redan nu, men det lär dröja åtminstone några månader innan synkronisering av notifikationer dyker upp i den skarpa versionen av Din telefon.
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the Development of perovskitsolceller has been extremely fast in recent years.Efficiency has increased by about 20 percentage points in five years.the Disadvantage is that they have a short life span.the Material is sensitive to both water and sunlight.Their findings suggest that caffeine can both raise perovskitsolcellers efficiency and get them to withstand sunlight without being digested.Formed a lid of a molecules
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The government has refused to rule out a criminal investigation into leaks from a security meeting about the role of Chinese tech firm Huawei in the UK’s 5G network.Culture secretary Jeremy Wright today slammed the “unacceptable” leak of confidential information, which has prompted calls for an inquiry into a potential breach of the Official Secrets Act.“We cannot exclude the possibility of a criminal investigation here,” Wright said, responding to an urgent question in parliament.“I do not think that the motivation for this leak matters in the slightest.This was unacceptable and it is corrosive to the ability to deliver good government.”Leaked details of a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) earlier this week revealed the UK’s plans to ban Huawei from core parts of the country’s 5G network but allow it in non-core areas.
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Huawei's sister brand Honor is set to unveil its latest flagship phone series next month in London, and one version of the Honor 20 will come with a high-fashion twist.As part of Honor's year-long partnership with luxury Italian fashion house Moschino, first announced in December 2018, the two brands are set to unveil an Honor 20 Moschino Edition, which will be accompanied by a Moschino-designed phone purse, phone case and theme.Unlike when the two collaborated on the Honor View 20 last year, Moschino has had a greater hand in designing this particular phone.The brand, which is known for its bold and playful designs, has chosen the color, material and finish that adorn the rear of the phone.From Honor's own images of the device and purse, it's clear to see the overwhelming theme here is the color red.Both the phone and the purse, with its metal chainlink wrist strap, will come in the vibrant hue.
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Over the last few months since the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR arrived, I've been cycling through them all.My favorite is still the iPhone XR.Video capture is particularly excellent too.The newest Samsung Galaxy S10, for example, has three rear cameras, offering an ultra-wide-angle lens that the iPhones don't have .Although some phones edge out the iPhones in photo quality based on CNET tests, it's really one specific feature from one specific phone I envy the most -- Night Sight on the Pixel 3.After trying Google's low-light mode on the Pixel 3, I immediately loved what it did for my photos.
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A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours.This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform for exploring critical pharmacological patterns of antibiotic interactions, along with potential applications in screening other cell-type agents and guidance for clinical therapies.Antibiotic susceptibility testing, which determines types and doses of antibiotics that can effectively inhibit bacterial growth, has become more critical in recent years with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria strains.To overcome the antibiotic-resistant bacteria, combinatory therapy using two or more kinds of antibiotics has been gaining considerable attention.However, the major problem is that this therapy is not always effective; occasionally, unfavorable antibiotic pairs may worsen results, leading to suppressed antimicrobial effects.Therefore, combinatory testing is a crucial preliminary process to find suitable antibiotic pairs and their concentration range against unknown pathogens, but the conventional testing methods are inconvenient for concentration dilution and sample preparation, and they take more than 24 hours to produce the results.
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While it may seem strange to judge a $50,000+ super-limited-edition sports sedan by its nasal trim, it’s the outsized impact the application of some massively complex red paint has which helps explain the TLX PMC Edition’s whole reason for existence.Rather than the robot-driven production lines responsible for mass producing the automaker’s regular range, the PMC hand-builds its vehicles in a facility that looks, in places, more like a movie set version of a car factory.There, niceties like incredibly time-intensive paint application become a possibility, on timescales measured in days rather than hours.The Valencia Red Pearl paint on the 2020 TLX PMC Edition, for example, is a five day process including curing.Although it allows a wide range of flexibility in changing trim – changes that would be extortionately expensive to implement on the regular TLX line – there’s still a limit to how much modification the PMC team can do.Only 360 of the 2020 TLX PMC Edition will be made, and sub-1,000 numbers seem likely for any future repetition of the strategy.
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In a new press release posted today, Amazon announced that two things will be happening few of us would have expected: Google’s YouTube app is coming to Amazon Fire TV and Amazon’s Prime Video app is coming to Google’s Chromecast and Android TV devices.This show of compromise between the two companies is very surprising, considering the long history of antagonistic behavior each has shown the other.Both the support for YouTube on Amazon Fire TV and support for Prime Video on Google devices will arrive “in the coming months.” Google’s cord-cutting service YouTube TV and YouTube Kids will also land on Fire TV later this year.For a long time, Google only allowed the YouTube app on Android TV devices, Apple TV (post-second-gen), and a few others, with Chromecasts having casting abilities.Eventually, Google rolled out the YouTube app to Roku devices but still kept it off Amazon Fire TV devices until now.Likewise, Amazon’s Prime Video service is available on most media streaming boxes but not on Android TV or Chromecasts currently.
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