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Microsoft’s ambitious plan to win over app creators is taking a big step forward – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Microsoft Director of Program Management Scott HunterMicrosoft In the summer of 2016, Microsoft turned heads with the release of .NET Core — a free, open source version of its mega-popular programming productivity tools that work on Windows, Mac, and even Linux.  It was a surprising move, to say the least. Since 2002, Microsoft had pushed .NET (and the related ASP.NET technology) as the premiere way to build software, particularly business software. And…

Hey politicians — don’t hate the internet, hate the game – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In recent weeks, several high-profile incidents have been blamed on infrastructural elements of an increasingly frequent scapegoat: the internet. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May made a call to renege on human rights and “regulate” cyberspace. Australia has insisted to surveillance alliance Five Eyes that encryption must be compromised in the name of safety. Politicians — and public opinion — are beginning to slowly turn against parts of the internet, from…

When Should You Buy Your Kid a Cell Phone? – HuffPost

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

However, in the interest of providing a succinct answer, be advised: Many parents first introduce a cell phone to kids around age 13. While some households lean a little younger, you’ll find it a fairly reasonable starting point if you’re looking for an opening guideline. That said, as we point out in new book The Modern Parent’s Guide to Facebook and Social Networks, it may help to remember as follows…

Why Trump’s ad libs mean more than his scripted response – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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North Korea’s Kim to Trump: It’s your move – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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‘New York hates you’: Protesters greet the president at Trump Tower – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Protesters chant and hold up signs outside Trump Tower on Monday. The protest marks President Trump’s first stay at Trump Tower since his inauguration. (EPA) When President Trump returned to his hometown of New York City on Monday night, he received anything but a warm welcome. Trump was returning to his eponymous tower for the first time since being inaugurated. Protesters gathered in the shadow of Trump Tower on Monday…

The Latest: NC protesters pull down Confederate statue – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A crowd toppled a bronze Confederate statue in front of a county administrative building in Durham, N.C., on Monday evening, as throngs of “anti-fascist” groups gathered there days after white nationalist-fueled violence turned fatal in Virginia. Derrick Lewis, a reporter from the local NBC affiliate WNCN, posted a video to Twitter at 7:15 p.m. showing the statue crashing to the ground in front of the old Durham County Court House during what…

Angry White Nationalist In Viral Photo Doesn’t Want People To Assume He’s An Angry White Nationalist – Vibe

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

University of Nevada, Reno student Peter Cvjetanovic wants everyone to know he isn’t the white nationalist everyone thinks he is. In fact, he’s just a happy one that wants to blanket the country with white power. READ Trump Calls Racism “Evil” In Charlottesville Statement, Protestors Deface Confederate Statue In Atlanta The 20-year-old with cheap tiki torch in hand, was one of the many white nationalists who took part in the…

Hey politicians — don’t hate the internet, hate the game – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In recent weeks, several high-profile incidents have been blamed on infrastructural elements of an increasingly frequent scapegoat: the internet. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May made a call to renege on human rights and “regulate” cyberspace. Australia has insisted to surveillance alliance Five Eyes that encryption must be compromised in the name of safety. Politicians — and public opinion — are beginning to slowly turn against parts of the internet, from…

You’ll Need Patience For This Computer – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I’m impatient. Just ask my wife. Or anyone I play golf with. I simply like doing things efficiently and quickly. For instance, left alone to play 18 holes without anyone ahead, I can commonly finish in less than two hours. Forget practice swings — I’m always envisioning my next shot, as I drive the cart up to the ball. Hot meals don’t stand a chance to get cold on my…

Sessions Emerges as Forceful Figure in Condemning Charlottesville Violence – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kristen Clarke, the president of the liberal Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, called Mr. Sessions’s moves a “step in the right direction,” although she was reluctant about giving him “too much credit” at this early stage of the case. “This marked somewhat of a turning point,” she said. “We are seeing Sessions suggest to the public that when hate violence unfolds, the Justice Department will respond swiftly. Only…

Social-media users are trying to identify people who attended the violent Charlottesville rally – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Peter Cvjetanovic (R) along with Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle and chant at counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 11, 2017. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Following the violent protests that killed three people and injured scores in Charlottesville, Virginia, users on various social media channels are trying to identify…

Bail denied for Charlottesville car attack suspect – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Virginia judge on Monday declined to set bail for James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of second-degree murder and other charges after authorities said he plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters near the scene of a white supremacist rally that erupted into violence. Meanwhile, the police chief in Charlottesville — under fire for his department’s handling of the deadly violence that boiled over during…

Kim reviews Guam strike plan as Mattis issues stark warning – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a strong warning to North Korea Monday: “If they shoot at the United States, I’m assuming they’ve hit the United States. … If they do that, then it’s game on.” ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/08/12/guam-flyover-watson-lok.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_13′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170812171113-guam-flyover-watson-lok-00001216-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170812171113-guam-flyover-watson-lok-00001216-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170812171113-guam-flyover-watson-lok-00001216-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170812171113-guam-flyover-watson-lok-00001216-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170812171113-guam-flyover-watson-lok-00001216-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170812171113-guam-flyover-watson-lok-00001216-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170812171113-guam-flyover-watson-lok-00001216-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled =…

Demonstrators Pull Down Confederate Monument in Durham – HuffPost

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The monument, about 15 feet in height, depicts an armed and uniformed soldier. “In memory of the boys who wore the gray,” reads the inscription on its granite base, which also bears the Confederate seal.

You’ll Need Patience For This Computer – Forbes

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

I’m impatient. Just ask my wife. Or anyone I play golf with. I simply like doing things efficiently and quickly. For instance, left alone to play 18 holes without anyone ahead, I can commonly finish in less than two hours. Forget practice swings — I’m always envisioning my next shot, as I drive the cart up to the ball. Hot meals don’t stand a chance to get cold on my…

A Guide to the Violence in Charlottesville – New York Times

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Photo White nationalists clashed with counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Credit Edu Bayer for The New York Times If you are just catching up on the weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., or overwhelmed by the volume of news, here is an overview of The New York Times’s coverage. Skirmishes, and then a speeding car White nationalists gathered on Saturday for a “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, where they…

Charlottesville rally violence: How we got here – CNN

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

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Trump says he’s considering pardon for Joe Arpaio – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

President Trump told Fox News he is “seriously considering” issuing a pardon for former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted last month of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge’s order to stop detaining people because he merely suspected them of being undocumented immigrants. Trump told the news outlet during a conversation in Bedminster, N.J., that the pardon could come quickly, perhaps in a matter of days. The news outlet…

‘Out for blood’: Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank – ABC News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

A 23-year-old man who was “out for blood” when attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building is expected to be formally charged Monday, authorities said. Federal officials said Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre, Oklahoma, was arrested early Saturday in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb…