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Climate change at work? Weather Service calls for third straight mild winter. – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

National Weather Service’s 2017-2018 winter temperature outlook. Orange and blue areas illustrate where warmer- and cooler- than normal conditions are favored. The numbers indicate the percent likelihood of being cooler or warmer than normal. Because there are three categories, cooler-than-normal, equal chances, and warmer-than-normal, and each has a 33 percent chance of occurring as a baseline, when percentages are above that, it indicates a lean in the cooler or warmer…

Microsoft expands rural US campaign with Green Bay Packers tie-up – Reuters.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has teamed up with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers in a $10 million partnership intended to spur tech innovation in Wisconsin, the software company said on Thursday. The partnership is part of a trend by tech companies to connect with the U.S. Midwest following last November’s surprise election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Trump was carried largely by rural states…

Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat game feature to Windows 10 – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to PCs earlier this week, complete with features like Windows Mixed Reality and people integration for the taskbar. While most of the new additions are obvious, Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat feature for games. The software giant first revealed the feature in a Windows 10 Insider build back in July, promising to share more information. VG247 reports that Microsoft is…

How to Get Started with the Linux Operating System – Lifehacker

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

YouTube/World Top Best What operating system do you use? For some, that question may as well be posed in Latin or Sanskrit. For others, it’s an invitation to have a heated debate about the benefits of GUI vs. command line, modern day UI vs. old school metaphor, the pros/cons of Windows 10, LAMP vs. IIS … the list goes on and on. For most, however, the answer will be a…

Microsoft hits back at Google’s approach to security patches – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows security team haven’t been happy with Google for the past year. While the pair are bitter rivals for a number of different reasons, Google disclosed a major Windows bug before Microsoft was ready to patch it last year. It irritated the company so much that Windows chief Terry Myerson authored a blog post criticizing Google for not disclosing security vulnerabilities responsibly. That resentment still remains today. Microsoft discovered…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

MacBook Pro’s space bar mercilessly mocked in song – CNET

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Does that look like 75 degrees to you? Looks like 74 to me. Jonathan Mann/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Works of art can be temperamental. They need the right light, the right temperature, the right atmospheric conditions. So it is with Apple’s lovely MacBook Pro. Especially, some believe, its keyboard. Some people maintain that it’s…

Deals: High-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2879 ($320 off); $100-$150 off 12" MacBooks; 21" iMac 4K for $1199 … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Shoppers this week can exclusively save $320 on Apple’s current 15″ MacBook Pro with 1TB of storage and Radeon 560 graphics. Or snap up a 12″ MacBook at $100 to $150 off with prices starting at $1,169. Apple’s 2017 21.5″ iMac 4K is also $1,199 after a $100 cash discount with no tax outside NY and NJ. $320 off Apple’s high-end 2017 15″ MacBook Pro 15″ (2.9GHz/16GB/1TB/Radeon 560) in Space…

Aorus X9 is a new monster gaming laptop with twin GTX 1070 GPUs – TechRadar

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gigabyte has unveiled a powerful new gaming laptop which derives its pixel-pushing prowess from dual GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs. The new Aorus X9 boasts an Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor (base clock 2.9GHz, with Turbo to 3.9GHz) which can be overclocked, and as mentioned, a pair of GTX 1070 graphics cards hooked up in SLI (with 8GB of video memory each). That chunky core spec is backed by up to…

Richard Spencer, police and protesters descend on Univ. of Florida – CNN

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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George W. Bush demonstrates the problem with trying to criticize Trump while winning over his voters – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Former president George W. Bush gave a speech in New York on Thursday during which he took clear aim at the shifts in political thought that brought Donald Trump to the White House. “We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” Bush said. “At times it can seem that the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates…

Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

“A bad situation has become even worse today,” said Argelia Queralt, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Barcelona. “Neither side seems really willing to yield an inch, which means there is only a very limited chance of any positive outcome to this conflict.” The Catalan government has said that 90 percent of those who voted in the referendum supported independence. But Mr. Rajoy’s government and the courts…

Donald Trump just suggested the FBI, Democrats and Russia might all be co-conspirators – CNN

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Trump Offered the Father of a Fallen Soldier $25000, Then Reneged: Report – The Root

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pool/Getty Images When a U.S. Army sergeant was killed recently, Donald Trump reportedly made a personal phone call to his grieving father, offered him $25,000 and told him that his staff would start an online fundraiser for the family. The father is now saying that neither the money nor the fundraiser ever came through. Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, 22, and two of his fellow soldiers were killed by an Afghan…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

Microsoft hits back at Google’s approach to security patches – The … – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows security team haven’t been happy with Google for the past year. While the pair are bitter rivals for a number of different reasons, Google disclosed a major Windows bug before Microsoft was ready to patch it last year. It irritated the company so much that Windows chief Terry Myerson authored a blog post criticizing Google for not disclosing security vulnerabilities responsibly. That resentment still remains today. Microsoft discovered…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know … – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…