A query language for JSON

JMESPath is a query language for JSON. A Complete Specification The JMESPath language is described in an ABNF grammar with a complete specification. This ensures that the language syntax is precisely defined. A compliance test suite JMESPath has a full suite of data driven testcases. This ensures parity for multiple libraries, and makes it easy for developers to implement JMESPath in their language of choice. Libraries in Multiple Languages Each JMESPath library passes a complete suite of compliance tests to ensure they work as intended. There are libraries in multiple…

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Automatic domain and SSL management with Docker

Create and maintain DNS records on Cloudflare, secure the communication to the origin servers using certificates from Let’s Encrypt, and how to make this painless and fully automated. Automate, automate, automate! I had a fairly frictionless process for spinning up applications on new domain names, with automatic SSL certificate management. Still, there were a few manual steps at the initial setup, plus not a lot of visibility on the state and progress. Well, no more! Starting point In a previous post I mentioned, I use Cloudflare for content delivery and…

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Men and women in economics have different opinions

MEN may hail from Mars and women from Venus. But economists, surely, inhabit planet Earth, surveying it dispassionately. Alas, a new paper suggests that even dismal scientists divide on gender lines. Ann Mari May and Mary McGarvey of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and David Kucera of the International Labour Organisation surveyed economists from 18 European countries, and found that differences in the wider population can survive even an economics education. Male economists are more likely than female ones to prefer market solutions to government intervention, are more sceptical of environmental…

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Saving Investors from Themselves

Posted by jasonzweig on Nov 14, 2014 in Blog, Columns | By Jason Zweig | 11:24 am ET  June 28, 2013 Image credit: http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/ Editor’s note: Jason Zweig recently wrote his 250th “Intelligent Investor” column for The Wall Street Journal and shortly thereafter won a Gerald Loeb Award, considered the most prestigious in business journalism, in the Personal Finance category.  I was once asked, at a journalism conference, how I defined my job. I said: My job is to write the exact same thing between 50 and 100 times a year in…

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Guide to Object Detection Using Deep Learning: Faster R-CNN,YOLO,SSD

In this post, I shall explain object detection and various algorithms like Faster R-CNN, YOLO, SSD. We shall start from beginners’ level and go till the state-of-the-art in object detection, understanding the intuition, approach and salient features of each method. What is Image Classification?: Image classification takes an image and predicts the object in an image. For example, when we built a cat-dog classifier, we took images of cat or dog and predicted their class: What do you do if both cat and dog are present in the image: What…

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First JDK 10 (18.3) Release Candidate: Build 43

Mark Reinhold‘s post “JDK 10: First Release Candidate” announced “no unresolved P1 bugs in build 43” and named that Build 43 the initial JDK 10 Release Candidate. The Reinhold post also points to the “JDK 10 Early-Access Builds” page which contains links to the release notes; to the Javadoc-based API documentation; to the “early-access, open-source builds” (OpenJDK) for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Alpine Linux; and to the Oracle JDK builds. The following screen snapshot shows the version information provided by the OpenJDK 10 Build 43 (the text in the screen…

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“Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 10: Introducing Karatsuba’s Multiplication

This article is part of a series of hands-on tutorials introducing FFA, or the Finite Field Arithmetic library. FFA differs from the typical “Open Sores” abomination, in that — rather than trusting the author blindly with their lives — prospective users are expected to read and fully understand every single line. In exactly the same manner that you would understand and pack your own parachute. The reader will assemble and test a working FFA with his own hands, and at the same time grasp the purpose of each moving part…

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Apple will require all new apps to natively support iPhone X display from April

Apple has informed developers today that all new apps submitted to the App Store from April 2018 must support the iPhone X’s Super Retina display. This means developers of new apps must ensure they accommodate the notch and go edge-to-edge on the 5.8-inch OLED screen. Apple has not set a deadline for when updates to existing apps must support iPhone X natively. From April, all new apps must also be built against the iOS 11 SDK. Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial In recent years, Apple has enforced rules more…

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Anger at Google Image Search ‘Peace Deal’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Getty Images sells photographers’ work Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices. Google said it had removed some features from image search, including the “view image” button. Getty Images said it was a “significant milestone” but critics said the move was “a step backwards”. Why did Getty Images complain? Getty…

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Importing 30GB of data in R with sparklyr

February 16, 2018 Disclaimer: the first part of this blog post draws heavily from Working with CSVs on the Command Line, which is a beautiful resource that lists very nice tips and tricks to work with CSV files before having to load them into R, or any other statistical software. I highly recommend it! Also, if you find this interesting, read also Data Science at the Command Line another great resource! In this blog post I am going to show you how to analyze 30GB of data. 30GB of data…

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Phylogenomic Reclassification of the World’s Most Venemous Spiders

We sampled all described hexathelid and actinopodid genera21. Many of these genera are geographically restricted and rare (e.g., Plesiothele from isolated highlands in Tasmania, Plesiolena from a handful of specimens from remote Chile), thus requiring the use of standard museum specimens for DNA extraction from some taxa (see Methods). In addition, we sampled atypoids as outgroups, and multiple diplurid genera, following hypothesized affinities of hexathelids with diplurids12,13,18,22,23. Although we did not generate UCE data for representatives of all mygalomorph families, there are no genera missing from our sample that are…

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There’s Already a Leather Coaster to Protect Your Furniture from the HomePod

All Images: Pad and Quill It only took one day—one freaking day!!—for someone to capitalize on the bizarre news that Apple’s $350 HomePod, the speaker that isn’t so smart but sounds pretty great, might wreck your wood furniture. That someone is gadget accessories maker Pad and Quill and we are just as blown away/totally unsurprised as you are. For the low, low price of $19.95 (like about four coffees “at one of those expensive coffee places” Tim Cook loves so much) you can buy yourself a “full-grain leather,” “Marine grade”-stitched…

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Transgender woman is first to be able to breastfeed her baby

A step closer for trans women Oleksiy Maksymenko/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou A 30-year-old transgender woman has become the first officially recorded to breastfeed her baby. An experimental three-and-a-half-month treatment regimen, which included hormones, a nausea drug and breast stimulation, enabled the woman to produce 227 grams of milk a day. “This is a very big deal,” says Joshua Safer of Boston Medical Center, who was not involved with the treatment. “Many transgender women are looking to have as many of the experiences of non-transgender women as they can, so I…

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PR automation for startups: 5 useful tools

On the one hand, any startup presumes media cooperation to be a really important element leading to success. On the other hand, the PR process is difficult and expensive. Here you’ll find 5 tools allowing startups to automate PR efficiently. Online media native ads publishing automation: PRnews.io Today, there are a lot of hard-hitting PR automation tools. For example, PRNews.io automates the process of online native ads publishing in various media. Its database has thousands of different media, even the world-famous ones. These tools really come in handy for startups…

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This is not a payphone, it’s a corporate surveillance device

The evolution of the phone box, 1921-2018 BT / WIRED Over the last few months an unfamiliar object has begun to appear on London’s streets. Ratty old BT payphones, that of late had only functioned as advertising space and unofficial public toilets, are being replaced by internet-connected “Links” kiosks as part of a joint venture between Alphabet, the parent company of Google, BT and outdoor advertising giant Primesight. In exchange for free wifi and phone charging – and even free calls if you are prepared to shout into the kiosk’s…

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Building a self-driving RC car

Self-Driving RC Ferrari On my spare time, I read a lot about Machine Learning, AI, Robotics and its applications in our everyday life. While I have always found Machine Learning algorithms awesome, the process of how the code can make a physical device perform specific actions (think of autonomous cars, smart home systems etc.) have always looked like somewhat “next level” to me. I decided to change that perception and learn how to do it myself. I believe that it’s easier to learn difficult things when you make them fun…

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Play mysterious game and win bitcoin

Games to play do you usually do purely for the fun of it. You win nothing with it. But for MonteCrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma that is not true. Who is this game for the first, wins a bitcoin. In MonteCrypto, the players find themselves in a spooky mansion, where 24 different puzzles central. The creators promise a bitcoin to the person that they will be the first all cracks. Working with others is allowed, where the booty at the end of the ride can be shared. Each other counter, of…

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Chrome browser blocks annoying ads

Google lives from ads. Even more striking is that Chrome from now on certain online advertising blocks. Fine for Chrome users, but there is at Google, indeed, is there any self-interest. Google is one of the initiators behind the Coalition for Better Ads, where, among others, Microsoft and Facebook are part of. The purpose of this group was in the first instance, to investigate which ads as the most annoying experience. Now that it is clear, there may be measures to be taken. Thus, the annoying commercials now default in…

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Google delete button for the images to display in search results

Google is going the way of the images in the search results are displayed, adjust. It is not possible to get a larger version directly in the results view. Instead, you will be redirected to the original website where the image is stored. The wijzigiging comes after several companies, including Getty Images, have complained to the search engine about the illegal downloading of copyrighted photos and images. Users of Google Images could via the button ‘View image’ for a larger version of the picture viewing and instant download. Getty Images…

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Win a EM8617 OV2 Wi-fi Alarm system of Eminent

Your house is secure, that works today, soon in combination with a smartphone. That also goes for the EM8617 OV2 Wi-fi Alarm system of Eminent. When motion detection starts the siren to blare, and you get a push notification of it on your phone. The remote alarm on and off works through the free OV2-app. Convenient is also that there are guest accounts to create. This allows you, for example, temporarily the neighbours access when you’re on vacation, there is then no alarm is given. In the starterkit you will…

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Facebook begins testing Messenger Kids

Facebook is currently testing a chat app designed for children. At the moment the app is only available in America or we the app ever here in Europe, is still the question. Many companies and organisations have their concerns already expressed across Facebook and hope Facebook the app to remove it. The app is designed so that parents and their younger children in the holes while they are with friends and family can chat. The app is designed for kids of 6-12 years and in addition to chatting you can…

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Huawei under fire for fake reviews

Huawei has come under fire since the U.s. customers called online reviews for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The problem? That device is in that country is still not on sale. Writes, inter alia, the site 9to5Google. Huawei Mobile set at the end of January a call online on Facebook. Huawei-fans could win the opportunity to early a Level 10 Pro to try, but only if they are on the site of retail chain Best Buy a response to the device placed in the review section. Thus, it was elicited…

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Roll-out Android 8, for Galaxy S8 is going

Owners of a Samsung Galaxy S8 have a while to wait, but the roll-out of Android 8.0 (Oreo) is finally started. In some countries, is the update already available. The site Androidworld reports that the update this week would come out in the Netherlands, but now there is still the question of whether that in time will succeed. Samsung appears to be the update to have withdrawn at a later stage a newer version to be able to offer. O. a. in Belgium, Germany and France, is the update a…

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Online magazine Salon test cryptomining instead of ads

More and more people use an adblocker. This handy plug-in blocks all ads on a site. This has the big disadvantage that web sites that earn their living with online-ads is no more money intake. In the online magazine Salon, they had an idea: the creators allow the readers to choose between disabling the adblocker or the acceptance of cryptomining. In this way, can be a site that lives off of advertisements on a other way profitabel continue. The site will be your choice 24 hours remember, at the end…

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Microsoft fixes critical vulnerability in Skype is still not on

Microsoft is aware of a critical vulnerability in Skype, but solves it for now, not because this would be too much work. The current software would be too much need to be adjusted. Microsoft works prefer to a whole new Skype version, then the leak through an update to close in the current variant. That writes ZDNet, after the site by the discoverer of the leak, it was informed. Cyber criminals can use Skype to access the pc’s of users by, ironically, the process of updating Skype to the outside.…

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Robothond open door with a creepy manipulator

Boston Dynamics demonstrates in a new video how the robothonden of the company is now smart enough to choose the doors to open. A clever piece, but it also has something so spooky. In the video it is shown how a SpotMini for a closed door. Then there is the other SpotMini in the picture, which, with its gripper arm to open the door can do for his comrade. Then they go together through the door. Robots that itself doors can open, for example, can come in handy during rescue…

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