Lib Tech

23 Apr 19
Scary: Science Comedy

As an MC, I offer weapons-grade charm, thorough preparation, a sense of occasion and heartfelt understanding of the work of events organisers (I used to be one). But I do cost money. So why book an MC? Because otherwise, toothpaste pizza.

23 Apr 19
Camera Jabber

Professional wildlife photographer, Tom Mason, weighs up the pros and cons of DSLR and mirrorless cameras for photographing wildlife.

22 Apr 19
Tech by Maarten

As shown in the previous blog post, Jenkins enables you to write your own pipeline code, which can be shared among all pipelines in your Jenkins instance. This post is part of a Series in which I elaborate on my best practices for running Jenkins at scale which might benefit Agile teams and CI/CD efforts. […]

22 Apr 19

By Jon Dougherty There could be no better example of liberal Democrat hypocrisy than what is playing out in San Francisco, America’s center of gravity when it comes to Left-wing politics. It seems that some tech billionaires got together and decided to virtue signal on a grand scale: They want to help the city build […]

22 Apr 19
IT Tech Book

Over the past years, the demand for JavaScript development has touched unprecedented heights. JavaScript is being used in several front-end frameworks to incorporate modern functionalities and features in websites. AngularJS is among one of these frameworks. Like, traditional JavaScript, you can add AngularJS code to any HTML document by using the following tag. AngularJS is […]

21 Apr 19
The Sun
THERESA MAY’S failure to deliver the referendum result will mean that in six weeks, Britain will have to elect MEPs to sit in the European Parliament in Brussels. But why should we? Here are ten reasons why these are the most pointless elections in British history: The cost of these pointless elections could train 1,552 nurses, instead of being wasted 1. We already voted to quit: Almost exactly three years ago, we Brits voted to leave the EU by a million-strong majority. More people voted to get us out of the EU than have ever voted for ­anything in this country. But now we are going to be asked to vote again for an institution at the heart of Brussels — despite making it clear we do not want to be there. What part of leave don’t the ­politicians understand? 2. National humiliation: We voted to make our own laws, but for as long as we send MEPs to the EU Parliament, we will have to accept the decisions made there. What self-respecting country would vote to decide its own destiny but then meekly accept that it had to take instruction from an institution in which its own representatives were outnumbered ten to one? If the PM does badly in the upcoming elections it will force the Tories to replace her with a new leader who believes in Brexit 3. The Establishment are delighted: Ever since Britain voted to leave the EU, senior civil servants, Brussels lobbyists and former Prime Ministers such as Tony Blair have pushed to try to stop Brexit. They will be thrilled these elections are taking place. Why? A new set of elections to the European Parliament allows them to claim that things have moved on since the referendum result. Anything to avoid actually having to do what we voted for. 4. What are we voting for?: Thanks to ridiculous European election rules, you cannot vote for individual candidates. You have to vote for a party. But what do the parties stand for in this election? [quote credit=”Douglas Carswell”]Most of us just want Brexit sorted in a way that most of us can live with[/quote] Some Conservative MEPs have been campaigning heroically to make sure the referendum result is delivered. But most sitting MEPs seem more interested in keeping their jobs — and the lavish perks that go with it. How do you vote for one, but not the other? You can’t. Labour is sitting on the fence. Those parties such as the Lib Dems or their new rivals Change UK are clear that they want to ignore the referendum result. But how can they persuade people to vote for them with a campaign based on ignoring how people vote? Only the Brexit Party seems to have a clear, concise message to the voters — vote for us if you want to leave the EU — which is why they seem to be soaring in the polls. The Brexit Party appear to have a clear and concise goal unlike the current Government But that hardly helps bring the country together. 5. Bring out the worst in us: Like most Brits, I have friends and family who voted on either side in the referendum. Most of us just want Brexit sorted in a way that most of us can live with. Yet now, these elections provide a platform for publicity-seeking ­egotists on either side. Speaking of which . . . 6. . . . Think of Guy Verhofstadt: Sorry to bring up such an unpleasant subject, but imagine what these ­elections would mean for this shouty Belgian politician, who seems to loath our country. [quote credit=”Douglas Carswell”] Theresa May’s Brexit fiasco has made one thing clear — most ministers simply aren’t up to the job[/quote] Mr Verhofstadt dominates the ­European Parliament, and sending over several dozen MEPs to serve as his minions will inflate his already continent-sized ego. 7. The cost: The official cost to the taxpayer of the last set of elections to the European Parliament was £108,689,344. That eye-watering sum included £65million for returning officers’ expenses and more than £41million to pay for the cost of the candidates sending you their propaganda through the post. Not holding elections to the European Parliament would mean enough cash to train an extra 1,552 nurses or 230 doctors. 8. It won’t improve Britain: Theresa May’s Brexit fiasco has made one thing clear — most ministers simply aren’t up to the job. We need to be throwing career ­politicians out of office, not voting to give some of them a whole new lease of life. Theresa May could be viewed as one of the most useless Prime Minister’s the UK has had 9. The European Parliament doesn’t work: Europe’s economy has stalled. Almost every other part of the planet is now growing faster. Rather than deal with this, the European Parliament makes it worse, with more red tape. While America and China spawn successful tech giants such as Netflix, Amazon and Alibaba, the EU ­Parliament has just passed more ­regulations that will drive ideas and entrepreneurs elsewhere. Despite all that, there is one reason why I’ll still be voting on May 23. 10. Let’s get Mrs May out: Theresa May is easily the most useless Prime Minister in living memory — she makes Blair look trustworthy and Gordon Brown competent. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BREXIT” posts_category=”14002″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Despite her bungling, ministers in her own Cabinet sit on their hands, hoping no doubt to inherit the top job if they stay silent. The only avenue left is for the rest of us to treat the Euro elections in May as a referendum on May. If she does catastrophically badly, it will force the Tories to replace her with a new leader who believes in Brexit and is prepared to deliver it. So we should help them to get her out and move the country forward. Let’s do it! Douglas Carswell’s new book, Progress And Parasites, which explains why our ­political ­system is failing, is published in June. [bc_video video_id=”6028345429001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Pro-Brexit demonstrators clash with police outside Houses of Parliament”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
20 Apr 19
God's Perennial Woman

Recently a tech-savvy friend* blurted out her frustration over an equipment glitch. Overhearing the outburst, I calmly suggested that maybe an alternative might/perhaps/perchance/conceivably be tried. Note my caution indicated by those underlined words, a caution expressed because this friend is not known to be patient with non-tech savvy people such as myself. Although my suggestion […]

19 Apr 19
Ved’s Music Tech Blog

Realistic recording that represents the sound of live performance: What makes it sound realistic? The vocals and pure sounds of the guitar not being altered by any reverb or extra studio effects. Allows this live recording to sound realistic, every sound down to the strum of the guitar was visibly heard through the taped recording. […]

15 Apr 19
Bodle_PlayDiary

© 1996-2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. © 2018 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PARTNERS, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. National Geographic (2018). Funny Fill-In Rockstar. Retrieved from https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/more-games/funny-fill-in-rock-star/ Genre: Educational/Language Arts Grade Level: 3-5 Similar to the classic “Mad Libs”, players must fill in words of their choice in certain language categories (adjective, noun, verb, etc). When finished, the game generates […]

15 Apr 19
The Sundress Blog

An opening statement by roundtable moderator, E. Kristin Anderson: Last year, shortly before Christmas, a plagiarism scandal hit the small press poetry community hard when Rachel McKibbens, author of several collections and chapbooks including blud (Copper Canyon 2018) revealed on Twitter that a poem that had directly lifted lines of hers from blud had been […]

13 Apr 19
Pink Iguana

Anton Shilov, AnandTech, Apr. 2019, Sony Develops 16K Display: A 783-Inch Crystal LED Screen, here. The only hardware we (Joe and Suzy Sixpack) will spend incremental tech dollars on will be screens and bandwidth. I might spend some additional USD on GPUs for a while to do /lib – everything else goes to the cloud. […]

13 Apr 19
JOUR 4350: Multiplatform News Delivery

Graduation season is upon the Texas Tech University community, and many prospective graduates are looking to have the quintessential graduation experience in late May. But with all the separate expenses that go into that – many wonder exactly what that experience costs. A graduate fixes their mortarboard Mandy Wiley, director of affinity merchandise for the […]

13 Apr 19
ijamesastewart

Billy Zane didn’t get to see the Titanic wreck from a submarine, although he was invited. He remembers being excited when first invited — “Yeah! I’m going two miles down!” — although he’s “not good” with heights and elevators. It turned out that they had too many people for the sub, though. “When they finally […]

12 Apr 19
Pink Iguana

Darrell Etherington, tech crunch, 2014, Amazon Puts image Recognition Into Its Main IOS App, here. So take a picture of a book cover with your phone then Amazon will return the ISBN of the physical book. This code is on my iPhone for the last year or two. I use it and it works. All […]

11 Apr 19
JOUR 4350: Multiplatform News Delivery

  Nostalgia is a feeling a lot of people can identify with, but what is the science and strategy behind it?   Nostalgia is a feeling originally coined by Swiss physician, Johannes Hofer, as “return pain.” He classified nostalgia as a neurological disease characterized by adverse psychological and physiological symptoms. These symptoms include irregular heartbeat, […]