Hexbyte – Glen Cove – News 2017’s excellent Huawei Mate 10 Pro is down to an unbeatable $400 price (new with warranty) – Phone Arena -Hexbyte Glen Cove News

Hexbyte – Glen Cove – News 2017’s excellent Huawei Mate 10 Pro is down to an unbeatable $400 price (new with warranty) – Phone Arena -Hexbyte Glen Cove News

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Hexbyte - Glen Cove - News 2017's excellent Huawei Mate 10 Pro is down to an unbeatable $400 price (new with warranty)

Huawei has been making decent phones aggressively priced to challenge their direct Apple and Samsung-made rivals for many years now, but 2017’s Mate 10 Pro was arguably the company’s first flagship device to prove equal or superior to the competition’s then latest high-enders in almost every single way.

With a 6-inch OLED screen in tow that still looks amazing, being surrounded by impressively thin bezels and no distracting notch, as well as a powerful Kirin 970 processor under the hood, 6GB RAM, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery (even by today’s standards), the Huawei Mate 10 Pro was also the brand’s last handset officially released through major US retailers.

While Best Buy halted its sales shortly after talks broke down with AT&T and Verizon to carry the bad boy due to pressure from the US government, Newegg stuck with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, charging $800, then $650, $500, $450, and finally, $400 at the time of this writing. Technically, the e-tailer still sells this classic mobile powerhouse for $430 and up through its official platform, using eBay to shave off an additional 30 bucks.

You can get the blazing fast handset in a Midnight Blue or Mocha Brown color option with a valid 12-month US warranty included and no catches or strings attached. You’re obviously looking at brand-new, unused devices eligible for free nationwide shipping, as well as free 30-day returns, which you can activate on your GSM network of choice, be it AT&T, T-Mobile, or a smaller prepaid operator, with no restrictions whatsoever.

Huawei’s in-house Kirin 970 SoC delivers similar raw speed as the Snapdragon 835 powering the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 or the LG V30, which makes 400 bucks a very reasonable price to pay for the Mate 10 Pro today when also considering that aforementioned monster of a battery, two extremely capable Leica-enhanced rear-facing cameras, a premium water-resistant metal-and-glass build, and Android 9.0 Pie software. You may want to hurry, though, as something about this sale suggests Newegg is looking to clear leftover inventory.

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Hexbyte – Glen Cove – News To the power of four Huawei may be at the centre of a political storm, but – Times of Malta -Hexbyte Glen Cove News

Hexbyte – Glen Cove – News To the power of four Huawei may be at the centre of a political storm, but – Times of Malta -Hexbyte Glen Cove News

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Huawei may be at the centre of a political storm, but it still continues to offer top-notch phones. Its latest offering, the P30 Pro, packs functionality, design and some groundbreaking new features, including a new quad camera system on the back with amazing low-light performance and the first 5X optical zoom.

Stretching 6.47 inches from corner to corner, the P30 Pro has Huawei’s familiar metal frame, curved glass and all-screen design. Built quality is very good and so are ergonomics – despite the huge screen, the phone is narrower than most of its competitors.

The P30 Pro runs on Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor and 8GB of RAM – this enables the phone to handle demanding performance, including long gaming sessions. This is also possible thanks to the phone’s long battery life. With light usage, the P30 Pro can manage 48 hours between charges, while heavy usage will bring this down to around 35 hours. Moreover, a full charge takes less than an hour, thanks to its multiple charging options, including via cable, wireless charging, and wireless power sharing with other Qi-compatible devices.

The P30 Pro’s killer function is its quadruple camera set-up. Last year, Huawei introduced the triple camera set-up on its P20 Pro, and now, it aims to further improve the photography experience. These four cameras combine to give the P30 Pro exceptional zooming ca

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Hexbyte – Glen Cove – News Photography News: An upside-down camera, app secretly uses photos to train A.I. -Hexbyte Glen Cove News

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Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photography News of the Week is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like Canon’s new RF lens and the latest Wacom tablet, find briefs on the latest in accessories and photography news from this week.

Polaroid’s special edition OneStep 2 is upside-down in celebration of Stranger Things

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Something strange is going on with Polaroid’s latest Instant camera. This week, Polaroid launched the Stranger Things special edition OneStep 2. The special edition prints the usual Polaroid design upside down while incorporating the red and blue colors from the show.

With the special edition camera, Polaroid also launched special edition film which has 16 different designs on that traditionally white frame, also with a nod to the Netflix hit. The new releases are part of Polaroid’s throwback campaign, simultaneously celebrating the upcoming third season of the Netflix series that re-imagines the 1980s.

The camera is available for about $110, while the film sells for $18 for a pack of eight.

Photo storage app Ever slammed for slyly using customer photos to train surveillance A.I.

Photo storage app Ever is taking heat for discretely using the images customers stored on the platform to train artificial intelligence systems used in surveillance and other tasks. According to a report by NBC News, the app adds user photos to a training database for A.I. programs, only informing users of the use through one line in the company’s privacy policy: “Your files may be used to help improve and train our products and these technologies.”

While Ever allows users to automatically create albums based on facial recognition, those images were also used to help improve A.I. designed for recognizing faces. Ever then sells that technology to private security companies.

The company says that names and identifying information is not associated with any of the photos and has since adjusted the privacy policy and added a pop-up in the app.

Nikon DSLRs get firmware refresh with real Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi on several Nikon DSLRs initially worked exclusively with Snapbridge, but with the latest firmware updates, photographers can use third-party apps to control the cameras. Nikon recently launched new firmware for the D850, D500, D7500, and D5600.

All four cameras gain direct Wi-Fi along with a handful of bug fixes. The D850 and D500, for example, get a fix for an issue that could cause trouble focusing on the edges of the image. All the firmware updates are available directly from Nikon.

Got a great action or adventure shot? Red Bull Illume photo contest is now open

Red Bull Illume, a photography contest focused on action and adventure, is now open for entries. The contest highlights the best action and adventure photography of the year over 11 categories, which includes the new categories for Best of Instagram and Moving Image.

A group of 50 judges will choose category winners and one overall winner in November, handing out more than $100,000 worth of prizes, including the Sony a7 II with a 24-105mm lens. Submissions are open through July 31 at Red Bull Illume.





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This portfolio appears in VICE Magazine’s upcoming Photo Issue. With this issue we wanted to celebrate the absurd, the lighthearted, and the humorous. It’s important to take a break from the real world. As much as we need to be informed, engaged, and aware, we also need to laugh. We wanted to champion the people making art with a sense of humor. In today’s climate, there’s something nicely subversive about that. Click HERE to subscribe.

It was a given that we’d ask Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, the duo behind the glossy biannual Toiletpaper magazine, if they’d contribute new work to this year’s photo issue. They’ve mastered the art of creating images that are guaranteed to be absurd, humorous, colorful, and playful. We first featured them in the magazine in 2012 and haven’t stopped since. They’ve now been in three photo issues and produced four covers for us.

For this issue, they shared three delightfully strange images that appear in the next issue of Toiletpaper. One photo, which inexplicably features two knights in full armor posing with semi-peeled bananas, can be seen on our cover. We caught up with the duo on the inspiration behind their cover, bananas (in general), and what makes them laugh.

VICE: Your cover features a knight in head-to-toe armor posing with a banana. We have a lot of questions about this, but first—why the banana?

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari: Bananas are important. As humans, they remind us of a lot of other things, and this uncanny and uncomfortable feeling to be in front of something that can also mean something else is the strategy behind every Toiletpaper picture. It is also a topos of modern and contemporary art—from Giorgio de Chirico’s 1913 canvas The Uncertainty of the Poet to Andy Warhol’s 1967 cover for the Velvet Underground & Nico’s debut album—many artists played with the peculiarities of its shape, politicizing it and carving out meanings in their own right.

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What was the inspiration behind the shoot?

We wanted to pay homage to Natalia LL and her performance Consumer Art (which has recently been censored by the Polish government) and to all the protesters that showed up outside Warsaw’s National Museum, armed only with bananas. An additional confirmation, if needed, of the symbolic importance of this fruit.

A sense of humor and surprise has always been a large part of your work. Outside of the images you create, what makes you two laugh?

We are both fans of Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes.

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Toiletpaper has taken on many different forms over the past few years, what are you two excited about next?

Never have expectation is the first rule to get the best from everything you do, and we stick to the rule, literally.

Will you ever have your own branded toilet paper?

Yes, we thought about it, but it would be too sad to flush it!

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When Cattelan and Ferrari submitted their work to us, they included a short manifesto of sorts that is as baffling and entertaining as their photography. Check it out below:

TP Rules For Survival:

  • Being Broke Is Hard, Becoming Rich Is Hard: Choose Your Hard
  • Did I Need It? No. Did I Buy It? Yes.
  • I’m Glad Morning Comes Once a Day
  • Feeling Unspoken Are Unforgettable
  • Anybody Can Be Cool But Awesome Takes Practice
  • As Long as You Don’t Choose, Everything Remains Possible
  • How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Change People?
  • Everything Will Be OK So Choose Something Fun
  • Wrong Time Wrong Place
  • Yes We Cat
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Pierpaolo Ferrari and Maurizio Cattelan, the duo behind Toiletpaper magazine.











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Ferrari’s hybrid supercar should be the fastest thing to ever come out of its Maranello factory.

Ferrari

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Ferrari’s hybrid supercar should be the fastest thing to ever come out of its Maranello factory.

Ferrari

We’re a lot like you: We love tiny glimpses into the future. This week, WIRED Transportation got several tiny glimpses into the future. We previewed a new payment system for New York City’s subways and buses, which could allow the city to, say, give you a refund if your train is running late. We observed the takeoff of air taxi startup Alaka’i Technologies, which believes hydrogen fuel cells will power the flying cars of the future. We used a pending patent applications to peer inside Dyson’s plans for an electric car. And we checked out Ferrari’s hybrid supercar, which should be the fastest thing to ever come out of its Maranello factory.

It’s been a week. Let’s get you caught up.

Headlines

Stories you might have missed from WIRED this week

Transportation Crossover of the Week

Love tiny electric cars? Love gigantic airplanes? Love tiny electric cars and gigantic airplanes? Spend a few moments in the Frankfurt Airport, where a prototype of the 2020 MINI Cooper SE recently pulled a 150-ton Boeing 777F freight airplane.

Stat of the Week

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The number of self-driving car rides that a partnership between ride-hailing company Lyft and automotive tech company Aptiv have provided to passengers in Las Vegas, according to Lyft. Crucial reminder, though: The cars still havesafety drivers in the front seats, ready to take over if (and when) their systems don’t work exactly as they should.

Required Reading

News from elsewhere on the internet

In the Rearview

Essential stories from WIRED’s canon

Mass surveillance! Genetic tampering! President Bill Gates! Here’s a list of the futuristic stuff that scared the crap outta WIRED back in 1995.


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This story is part of a series on how we make time—from productivity hacks to long walks to altering the function of our own circadian clocks.

Here at WIRED, the tempo of our workdays is set by the ever-shifting cadence of deadlines. From the steady progress of print magazine production to the just-in-time sprints needed to feed the internet’s insatiable maw, our time horizons accordion in and out depending on the task at hand. The constant is that somebody is always waiting for you—editors for writers, designers for editors, web producers for photo editors, video producers for subjects, and our readers for everybody. Our journalism machine works best when those waits are kept to a minimum, and that means each of us must make the best use of our time. Here are some strategies and apps WIRED staffers use to optimize their work/time ratio.

Tabli Chrome Extension

You’re a tab hoarder. Don’t deny it. Gmail open in three tabs spread over multiple browser windows. Wikipedia windows everywhere reflecting way too many half-plumbed rabbit holes. Your browser is really just a closet full of overstuffed shoeboxes containing newspaper clippings and aging to-do lists. Get the Tabli Chrome extension, and transform your browser from a sloppy floor into a clean, well-organized data center so you can get more done faster. The little pop-up is a kind of control module that lets you name the windows that you have populated with the tabs relevant to a particular project—Work Basics, Random Internet Wanking, That One Big Presentation, whatever. Click to navigate straight to that YouTube video you never finished watching. Or type “soccer” into the search bar to find the game schedule you know is on a tab somewhere. Antony Courtney, the San Francisco–based software developer who created Tabli, suggests that power users deploy the Revert button liberally. “It always brings delight,” he says. “After you’ve been researching something for a while, and you have a big messy browser, you can just hit it to get back to your basic state.” Yes, please. Me, I like the setting that keeps you from opening duplicate tabs. Now, at the end of every day, just take a minute to tidy up in Tabli, exiting windows you don’t need anymore and making sure you didn’t (accidentally, of course) let a work-related tab sneak into a personal-stuff window. It’s like stacking and organizing papers on your desk, but for your digital workspace. —Sarah Fallon, deputy web editor

WIRED Series

A Tour of How We literally and figuratively Make Time.

Do Not Disturb … Forever

The digital world is a cacophony of productivity-swallowing distraction: pings, rings, push notifications, calendar alerts, @here abuses in Slack, software updates stuck in endless Remind Me Tomorrow cycles. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution. Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode. And never turn it off. Think of it as the layperson’s tech detox—no silent meditation retreat or 3,000-word thinkpiece required. Just one touch in your settings and you too can enjoy a ping-free world. I put my iPhone in Do Not Disturb about two years ago and haven’t looked back. Though I am neither popular nor cool, I somehow receive approximately 334 notifications during the average workday. Most are iMessages from the litany of irrelevant group chats I’m a part of, Slacks, followup emails from PR flaks asking why I didn’t respond to their invitation to a crypto happy hour, or Twitter notifications. Absolutely none of which necessitate me receiving a focus-breaking alert. Living the permanent Do Not Disturb life doesn’t obliterate these notifications—they’re still there, lurking on my home screen—it just strips them of their ability to interrupt my day. They’re out of mind until I decide to take a moment to check them. It’s my time, and I am in control. —Paris Martineau, staff writer

iPhone Timer

There are endless productivity apps out there, but the one I’ve found most useful comes preinstalled on my iPhone: the clock. I use the app to set timers for 20 minutes, and then force myself to focus on a single task until the alarm goes off. Afterward, I let myself take a five minute break. The method breaks up daunting items on my to-do list into smaller, less painful chunks and has helped me get a better sense of what I can accomplish in a set amount of time. It’s also nice to have dedicated five-minute intervals for distracting tasks, like answering Slack, checking Twitter, or responding to a text message (though it takes discipline to start the next 20-minute cycle). My timer hack is inspired by the Pomodoro Technique, a productivity method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. If you suddenly have an idea or remember something else you need to do while the timer is running, Cirillo recommends writing it down and getting back to the task at hand. —Louise Matsakis, staff writer

Reminders Everywhere

Making time is about making brain space, so I offload as much brain clutter into the ether as possible. “Morning meeting.” “Call Mom.” A buzzing on my wrist. I don’t want to waste energy simply having to remember something, or waste time—well, checking the time. It started with my quest for Slack Zero. (Think Inbox Zero but for Slack.) With the whack-a-mole of messages (spanning multiple time zones), I skim and mark everything as “read” so I know I didn’t miss something. Don’t want to forget to respond to one? I snooze it with the “Remind me about this” option. I’ve even ditched my to-do list. Typing “/remind me” to my trusty friend Slackbot, or shouting “Hey Google … remind me …” at home are now both as natural as breathing. That buzzing on my wrist? Fitbit’s silent alarms prompt me to get ready for work, walk the dog—everything I don’t need to keep stuffed in my brain anymore. This way, my work-life “to-do list” follows me around seamlessly, freeing my mind to concentrate on what I’m doing (or to wander without a care). I do strive to make the time I have meaningful—sometimes I need a nudge to get there. —Kimberly Chua, managing digital producer

Keyboard Shortcuts

I like to think I handle work stress well. I meditate, I exercise, I look at an issue from the other person’s point of view. But you can’t convince me that using a mouse to copy and paste something isn’t grounds for homicide. God, just think of the drudgery. Click-drag to highlight a word. Mouse up to the Edit menu. Click. Mouse down to Copy. Click. Move mouse to—sweet tap-dancing Wilbur Ross, I can’t even finish reciting such an inane litany of needless actions. Look, our fingers are anatomical marvels; they stretch and bend and articulate in all kinds of ways. It’s because of them that keyboard commands are the rarest of phenomena: things we call “shortcuts” that are actually shortcuts. This is not beyond you, friend! Start small, on an email. Instead of reaching for that coarse crutch you call a “peripheral,” rather than suckle at the narcotic teat of the trackpad, try something new: Jump a word ahead. (Option-right.) Now highlight it. (Shift-option-right.) Now cut it (command-X) and put it somewhere else (command-V). Success! Not true salvation, though; for that, you’ll need to select and delete all 47 new emails that just arrived while you were reading this (shift-asterisk-U, shift-3). —Peter Rubin, senior correspondent

Mystery Ranch Bags

When I’m packing for a video shoot, say involving 3 GoPros on a climbing wall to film Alex Honnold, one of the nation’s fastest junior climbers, and my colleague Robbie Gonzalez for our sports science show “Almost Impossible,” I spend a good hour or two organizing all of the batteries, chargers, cables, USB adapters, and plugs I’ll need to keep the electrons flowing to all of my gear. It all goes into my organizational secret weapons: little nylon bags. Sure, you could use ziplocs, but any good nylon sack, like the ones from Mystery Ranch I rely on, will be far sturdier and likely outlast the gear that you pack into them. The Ranch, as those in the know call it, makes bomber tough backpacks for wildland firefighters and military rucks that even civvies drool over. They’re pricey, but have a reassuring heft. Knowing that I’ve got all of those things neatly packed and ready to grab on a shoot keeps me from sweating bullets and wasting time fumbling to find the right adapter. Keeping my feet out of the shot while clipped to 25 feet up a climbing wall is a different story. —Sean Patrick Farrell, senior video producer

Slack Integrations

Posting a notification in Slack can be easy, even fun, especially if that message heralds an accomplishment: “Hey gang, I just filed this story. It’s ready to be copy edited. Go team!” Small victory, yes, but worth noting nonetheless, especially when you’re producing a monthly magazine and concise communication is essential to getting to press on time. However, multiply the time it takes to post that message by 400, roughly the number of internal deadlines per issue of WIRED, and we’re talking considerable friction, particularly when more pressing, bandwidth-sucking matters arise, like clearing legal hurdles on a true-crime story or rescheduling a photoshoot in Dubai due to a sandstorm. Slack’s ability to integrate outside apps reduced that friction. We track the progress of every article in hybrid spreadsheet-database software called Airtable. Now when someone files an article to the copy desk, all they need to do is update the status in Airtable. Who doesn’t love a pulldown menu? Airtable then automatically posts a message on Slack. No need to find the right channel, no typing, no need to even hit return. Small victory, yes, but every second counts. —Jay Dayrit, director of editorial operations

Read-It-Later Apps

I’m distracted as I write this. It’s now a near-permanent state for me whenever I sit down in front of a bunch of springy keys. In journalism, reading is just as crucial as writing—some might even argue that reading is more crucial. My problem is that I would read all day if I could, and the internet has no shortage of suggestions for what I should be reading. I am a dog for the news squirrels that dart around my feeds. That’s where Instapaper saves me. You might be thinking that a decade-old service couldn’t possibly help tame the forces of the attention economy, but it does. When my eyes land on a story I really want to read, I simply click on the browser extension and save it for later instead of breaking my productive stride and indulging in the moment. Apps like Pocket and Evernote work similarly, while Google Chrome and Apple Safari both have built-in read-it-later tools. Even Twitter, the siren that tempts me the most, now has an Add to Bookmarks feature. It’s not a perfect solution. I go to bed every night carrying the burden of a hundred stories waiting in my Instapaper. And in my precious few minutes before shut-eye I’m still more inclined to scroll Twitter or Instagram than to tackle the digital reading backlog. But I get to collate the stories and read them when I want, instead of letting their timestamp dictate my schedule. —Lauren Goode, senior writer

Death Clock

Look, you can’t “make” more time. You can only remind yourself that every second is precious and the way you choose to spend those seconds will come to define your small, momentary existence. Do yourself a favor and think of this often. I use Death Clock, a Chrome extension that calculates your life expectancy and then displays your waning days, hours, and minutes every time you open a new tab. Considering a quick peek at Facebook? Go ahead—if that’s really how you want to spend some of the 18,245 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes you have left on Earth. People will tell you, a little smugly, about how they get it all done with color-coded to-do lists and a constellation of productivity apps. That’s cute. But nothing will help you stay on task like considering your own mortality. We all get a finite amount of time, and there is no app that lets you hit Rewind. You want to leave a legacy of intricate bullet journals behind? Be my guest. But if you want to actually do something with your remaining time, remind yourself that the clock is ticking. Death is the ultimate motivator. —Arielle Pardes, senior associate editor

Auto-Transcription Services

Listicles and quizzes be damned: If you’re looking for a true generational divide in journalism, just ask someone how they transcribed their interviews when they were first starting out. Physical tape recorders are the equivalent of walking 5 miles in the snow to school, uphill both ways: All the fun of ceaselessly cringing at your own voice and questions, compounded by the joy of rewinding a microcassette two or three hundred times. Even when recorders went digital, the drudgery remained—but now, thank Asimov, we’ve finally found the perfect job for machines. They’re not perfect at it, but they don’t need to be. At a measly dime per minute of audio, I’ve become a profligate transcriber. Interviews, conference calls, keynote speeches: Record it all, and let AI sort it out, I say. So what if the occasional error slips in? So what if every service I’ve ever tried, from Otter to Trint to Wreally, seemingly has no idea where to put a sentence break? So what if I auto-transcribed this very paragraph, only to find that it’s not exactly what I typed in the first place? Baby steps! We’re on our way to the true singularity, and when we get there, it won’t need spell-check. —Peter Rubin, senior correspondent

Auto-Transcribed Version: List of calls and quizzes be damned if you’re looking for a true generational divide in journalism just asked someone have a transcript for starting out physical type of quarters of the equivalent of walking 5 miles in the snow to school uphill both ways all the fun of ceaselessly cringing your own voice questions compounded by the joy everyone other times you go on record as my digital the drudgery remained now thank as I’m off we finally found the perfect job for machines it’s not perfect but it doesn’t need to be a measly dime for minute audio profligate transcriber interviews conference calls keynote speech is called it all in at eight I sort it out I say so what is the occasional errors listen so what if every service I’ve ever tried from Auto to Trent to really seemingly has no idea where to put a sentence break so what are you transcribe this very paragraph I need to find that it’s not exactly what I typed in the first place baby steps we’re on our way to the true singularity know when we get there it won’t need spellcheck

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Below 2 files represent the same structure.
With compare 2 files, SEML is short and easy to understand for Lisp hacker.


<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8"/>
    <title>sample pagetitle>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="sample1.css"/>
  head>
  <body>
    <h1>sampleh1>
    <p>
      text sample
    p>
  body>
html>
(html ((lang . "en"))
  (head nil
    (meta ((charset . "utf-8")))
    (title nil "sample page")
    (link ((rel . "stylesheet") (href . "sample1.css"))))
  (body nil
    (h1 nil "sample")
    (p nil "text sample")))

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Since SEML can use Elisp freely in SEML file, I think that it has the same power as PHP.
You can open files, use information that is only visible to Emacs,
and use the results of Emacs hitting an external API.

seml-mode.el provides major mode for editing SEML (S-Expression Markup Language) files
and utilities for you.

Hexbyte News Computers SEML Syntax

SEML syntax is very easy.

  • TAG is symbol of html tag name.
  • ATTRS is list of attribute.
    • attribute is dotted pair such as (ATTR . VALUE).
    • attribute is also allowed jade/pug like syntax sugar such as #id.class1.class2

      You do not need to specify id, but you need to put it at the beginning.
      And class must be separated by ..

  • VALUE is string.
  • VALUE is also allowed another SEML.
(cort-deftest seml-mode:/simple-jade
  (:string= (seml-decode-seml-from-sexp '(h1 ("#header.class1.class2") "sample"))
            "

"header" class="class1 class2">sample

"
)) (cort-deftest seml-mode:/simple-jade2 (:string= (seml-decode-seml-from-sexp '(h1 ("#header.class1") "sample")) "

"header" class="class1">sample

"
)) (cort-deftest seml-mode:/simple-jade3 (:string= (seml-decode-seml-from-sexp '(h1 ("class1") "sample")) "

"class1">sample

"
))

Complex SEML example

(cort-deftest seml-mode:/simple-ul
  (:string= (seml-decode-seml-from-sexp
             `(ul nil
                  ,@(mapcar (lambda (x)
                             `(li nil ,(format "item-%s" x)))
                           (number-sequence 1 5))))
            "
  • item-1
  • item-2
  • item-3
  • item-4
  • item-5
"
))

You only need to think about passing SEML list to SEML decoder.
So you can use any function returning list.

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seml-mode.el can install with package.el from MELPA,
so sample instration code is below using leaf.el.

(prog1 "Load leaf.el"
  (add-to-list 'load-path (locate-user-emacs-file "site-lisp/leaf.el"))
  (require 'leaf)
  (leaf leaf
    :doc "Symplify your init.el configuration"
    :doc "Initialize leaf dependent packages"
    :url "https://github.com/conao3/leaf.el"
    :custom ((leaf-backend-ensure . 'package))
    :config
    (leaf package
      :custom ((package-archives . '(("org"   . "https://orgmode.org/elpa/")
                                     ("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/")
                                     ("gnu"   . "https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/"))))
      :config
      (

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Hexbyte  News  Computers Hacking the Casio F-91W to Handle 1000+ PSI — Adventures

Hexbyte News Computers Hacking the Casio F-91W to Handle 1000+ PSI — Adventures

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The Casio F-91W is one of the most iconic watches of the past few decades. It’s notoriously cheap, reliable, and retro; in fact, it’s probably the only watch that was worn by both Obama and Osama. At just under $10, it’s the perfect daily beater watch. And in the age where you need to charge your Apple Watch every day, the Casio’s battery can last up to a decade. Still, though, it has a few downsides:

  • The resin strap is liable to break
  • The watch is barely water resistant

The former is easily rectified by switching to a vinyl or leather NATO strap; but what about the latter? Is there any way to turn the F-91W into a deep sea diver?

Hexbyte News Computers The Magic of Fluid Incompressibility

Fluids are said to be “virtually incompressible.” Generally speaking, a gas (like air) is compressible: when pressure increases, volume decreases. The compressibility factor (beta) may be expressed as

$$beta = -frac{1}{V}frac{partial V}{partial p}$$

where (V) is volume and (p) is pressure. A trick to achieve incredible depth ratings has been to submerge the internals of a watch in inert, non-reactive, non-corrosive, non-polar liquids. Mineral oil (a byproduct of petroleum refinement) is a fantastic choice — and this is exactly what I’ll be doing to my Casio F-91W. Theoretically, as water pressure increases around the watch, due to the fact that it’s filled with an incompressible liquid (as opposed to a compressible gas), it can successfully “push back” against the water and it will not succumb to implosion due to increasing pressures.

Step 1: Preparing the watch

First, we take off the stock resin straps and wipe off the watch of excess oils and debris.

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Step 2: Unscrew the back plate

We next unscrew the back plate and remove the watch internals, also removing the white tape on the back of the battery compartment. All parts are wiped carefully with with rubbing alcohol.

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Step 3: Fill bowl with mineral oil

Some sources suggest heating the mineral oil to ~50° Centigrade, but I’m not exactly sure what the reasoning for that might be, so I stuck with room temperature. For some extra flair, I added a fat-soluble colorant which will give the viewport a nice bluish tint and set it apart from a stock F-91W.

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Step 4: Submerge

Slowly submerge all watch parts in the mineral oil. Ensure that there are no air bubbles in either the watch chassis or electronic internals. Leave watch submerged while mixing slowly for a few minutes to make sure there are no air bubbles.

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Step 5: Re-assemble the watch

Re-assemble the watch by securing the back-plate via the Phillips screws while submerged in the oil. Make sure no air bubbles accidentally form while screwing in the screws.

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Here, you’ll notice I decided to switch to a reddish tint after my first failed attempt.

Step 6: Extract watch and clean

Remove the assembled watch from the oil mixture and wipe it down, cleaning any excess oil. Add a fancy strap, and et voila!

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Hexbyte News Computers Final Words

If you decide to use colorant, as I did, keep in mind this will effectively reduce visibility to zero and it will be very difficult (but not impossible) navigating the murky oil solution by touch alone. Also, keep in mind that after this procedure the F-91W’s nigh-useless LED light will be even more useless due to the oil’s refractive index. Finally, even though mineral oil is “virtually incompressible,” it’s still technically compressible. Professional dive watches filled with oil will often have a flexible chassis that will allow for around a (pm0.5%/1000text{psi}) wiggle room in volume to account for this compression at high ambient pressures.

So what kind of pressure can my little Casio handle? I don’t have any way of testing, but a similar experiment (on a Casio G-Shock) allowed for pressures of up to 1200PSI, so I would expect similar numbers out of my watch. Another enthusiast did this experiment on an F-91W with olive oil. However, olive oil will oxidize, so if you’ll give this a try, I would suggest a non-organic compound.

Overall, this was a fun little project and not a bad way to spend a lazy Sunday.

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Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | “WHAT HAPPENED????” How a remote tech writing gig proved to be an old-school scam

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | “WHAT HAPPENED????” How a remote tech writing gig proved to be an old-school scam

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After a layoff dumped me into the job market for the first time in more than a decade, I had an all-too-close encounter with a new breed of digital fraudsters who prey on the unemployed. These high-tech predators use a new twist on an old scam to “hire” the victim in order to gain access to their bank account. The scheme was cleverly engineered, but a couple of small irregularities tipped me off to my would-be assailants’ plans before they could steal anything more than two days’ worth of my time. Once alerted, I was even able to use some of their own tactics to inflict a bit of pain on the folks who sought to scam me.

Embarrassing as it might be, I’m sharing my experiences in the hope that they might help you avoid falling victim to these cyber-vultures and perhaps even turn the tables on them.

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The setup

Like most successful cons, this one involved gaining the willing consent of its victim through some combination of greed, fear, or desperation. Having been laid off several months earlier, I fell into the latter category and was ripe for the picking. When I lost the unfulfilling but steady editorial job I’d held down for the past few years, I was confident that my strong credentials and deep collection of contacts I’d made over the years would help me land a better gig within a month or two.

To my surprise, the job hunting skills I’d honed over my 20+ year career were outdated and almost useless at penetrating the layers of digital screening agents that stood between me and a potential employer. I found myself in unfamiliar territory, struggling to learn the complex Kabuki dance that today’s job seekers must master in order to slip past Corporate HR’s silicon sentinels and gain an audience with a carbon-based life form.

Even engaging a resume coach to help me finetune my credentials failed to break the deafening silence until an email arrived from ZipRecruiter, one of several job hunting sites I was registered with. The recruiter was responding to the application I had submitted a day earlier for a remote-work tech writer position at a biotech firm. Since the scammers used the name of a real company for their scheme, I’ve redacted it from the email below:

Company: XXXXXX, INC. – Position Type: Full-Time/Part Time.

Positions Available: Copywriter/Technical Writer/Proofreader and Editor. Pay: 45-50/HR

Station: Freelance/Remote – Full Time & Part time available.

Candidate Interview Reference Code: ZPRTR11680Job Code: 3022

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage team of experienced copywriters and proofreaders, bringing team members together in pursuit of highly relevant, error-free content across both digital and traditional print media
  • Evolve company’s voice and tone, championing the evolution of, and adherence to, our brand style guide
  • Lead proofing and copy functions as a “hands on” manager, personally taking on related tasks to hit critical deadlines
  • Work closely with Creative Director and team in the development of new and existing concepts, and in crafting output that sells
  • Manage overarching editorial process and workflow for all copy-writing and proofing milestones, prioritizing work, while improving process to maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Supervise and coach copywriters on developing engaging content that seamlessly integrates with visual design.

Your resume has been reviewed by our HR Department for the position and we believe you are capable of handling this position based on the contents of your resume you sent for our ad on ZIPRECRUITER. Your details has been forwarded to Mrs MARK TAYLOR the Assistant Chief Human Resources Officer. He will be conducting interview with you to discuss the Job Details, Pay Scale and every other thing you need to know about the position.

You are required to Log on to Google Talk Messenger/Hangout and send an Invite/Message to the Asst. Chief Human Resources Officer MARK TAYLOR on his ID at (hrmdesktaylor@gmail.com). An interview tag identification number has been assigned to you ***ZPRTR11680***. Introduce yourself to him and indicate your interview reference code.

Thus began a two-day odyssey that nearly ended with my new “employers” draining the contents of my bank account.

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Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The WWDC Liveblog: All the OS details from Apple’s annual keynote

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The WWDC Liveblog: All the OS details from Apple’s annual keynote

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Liveblog —

Apple may reveal iOS 13, macOS 10.15, and possibly much more on Monday starting at 1p ET/10a PT.


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At 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 5pm GMT) on Monday, June 3, 2019, Apple will host its “special event”—or as we’ve long called it, the keynote—to kick off the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference. In front of an audience of press and developers, the company is expected to share details about its upcoming major annual operating system updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and other products.

Ars will once again be on the scene at WWDC in San Jose, and on Monday we’ll be sharing live updates throughout keynote in our liveblog—just come back here a few minutes before the event starts to follow along.

The main focus is expected to be iOS 13, the new version of Apple’s software for iPhones. Previous leaks and reports have suggested a number of totally overhauled apps, significant iPad interface changes, and a Mojave-like Dark Mode. Apple will also discuss macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. The Mac updates may

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