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I made a wee Chrome extension to compliment Reddit Enhancement Suite - here's the extension and the fully-commented code

Learn Programming - 6 hours 21 min ago

Hello guys,

I'm relatively new to software development (retrained last year, in my first tech job now), but one of the things I always wanted to do when I learned to code was create little things that help me in some way.

I'm a big fan of RES, particularly the bookmark feature. When I'm on reddit on my laptop for the first time that day, I'll open most of my bookmarks and work my way through.

However, by the time lunch rolls around, I've seen the front pages of my bookmarked subreddits, and I want to be able to jump straight into those subreddits' new queues.

Now I'm guessing that there might be a way to tweak RES to get this to happen anyway, but I went ahead and made a little Chrome Extension anyway which does this for you! I figured it would be useful practice to learn. You can download it here:

At the moment, your bookmarks bar looks like this. My extension adds in '(n)' beside the subreddit, so now I can click on 'soccer' and go to /r/soccer or I can click on (n) and go to /r/soccer/new.

The code is here for anyone looking to see what goes into a small extension like this. I'm happy to answer any questions!

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Most durable: Asus Vivobook Pro vs Razer Blade

  • Total budget and country of purchase: £1400 UK

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Looking for best build quality and overall durability.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14"-16"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Light gaming (Dont Starve) and photo editing using Adobe.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? 60fps

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I want this to last me the next 5 years at least so build quality.

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Staring at Firefly Aerospace’s hot rocket-engine flames in a Texas pasture

Ars Technica - 6 hours 25 min ago

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CEDAR PARK, Texas—"Last time you came out here, it was just a pile of dirt," Firefly Aerospace CEO and rocket scientist Tom Markusic tells me. I looked it up afterwards—he's not lying. Back in 2014 when Ars Senior Editor Lee Hutchinson traveled just north of Austin to visit Markusic's then-infant new space company, he essentially got a rocket science lesson (charts and everything) and walked the patch of non-grass where the company would one day build its engine testing facilities. It looked like this...

Lee Hutchinson

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Most useful programming language for newbies

Learn Programming - 6 hours 25 min ago

I just started programming a few weeks ago. I was told python is the best language to learn first. I also picked up Learn to Program with Java.

For someone learning to program, do you think Python and Java are useful if I wanted to start programming?

Any tips for beginners learning these programs?


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Hogwasher 5.18 - Internet news reader.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 38 min ago

Hogwasher is a full-featured newsreader for OS X. File downloads in multiple connections across multiple servers, thread trees, and extensive filtering for keeping your discussions accessible, with a beautiful interface built for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

  • Threaded discussions - Follow complex discussions at a glance with a graphical thread tree display.
  • Powerful filtering - Extensive rule-based filtering to keep what you want and get rid of the garbage.
  • Multiple server support - Download from an unlimited number of primary and backup servers simultaneously.
  • Effortless file uploading - Drag files unto a message window and post properly segmented and encoded binaries with one click.
  • Integrated image viewing - View pictures directly with built-in image gallery.
  • Post processing - Full support for automatic par2 check and repair, unrar, unzip, and split-file assembly.

Version 5.18:
  • New functionality in group lists, including display of header counts and subscribed groups.
  • Fixed message deletions causing threads to be split into multiple sub-threads.
  • Fixed Hogwasher Help not displaying since the last release.
  • Fixed lone messages displaying thread marker rather than the subject when viewing unread messages.
  • Fixed outgoing message edits lost when changing font.
  • Fixed UI glitches on High Sierra (collapse/uncollapse all).
  • Default User-Agent header will now be suppressed if one is provided in the custom header field.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Chac 2.7.2 - Mayan calendar.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 40 min ago

Chac is a complete, accurate Maya calendar application. It can find Maya calendar dates based on today's date, any date, a Long Count, Tzolk'in, Haab', Calendar Round, Julian day number, distance number, long reckoning , seatings in the cycle of God K, and convert between the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Chac can find the next heliacal or cosmical rising or setting of Venus and the visibility of the current inscription or date.

You can use a large range of correlation constants, any one of the six possible moon numbers, astronomical or historical dating, any of the four Year Bearer systems and appearance of the new moon or the disappearance of the waning moon. Chac can display a Long Count with head or symbolic glyphs. Chac draws the results as a complete Maya calendar inscription.

An inscription with its preferences can be saved in Chac’s file format or it can be saved as graphics in TIFF, PDF, JPG, PNG, JP2, or BMP formats. An inscription can also be copied to the clipboard where it will be posted as PDF and TIFF.

Version 2.7.2:
  • Added code that improves the handling of the Venus and zenith passage panels.
  • Fixed minor typos in the string literals and the Help Book.
  • Changed the icon in the program's alert panel.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Trying to update conda so I can use py36 in jupyter notebook. . . . .But when I try to INSTALL the updated version of jupyter. . .

Learn Programming - 6 hours 40 min ago

The installation just stops and it says :

conda processing error. multiple errors encountered.

It doesn't specify, it just says multiple errors encountered and refuses to install.

This is SO frustrating!

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Home Control 1.15 - HomeKit alternative.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 43 min ago

HomeControl is a HomeKit alternative for MacOS. It controls Philips Hue lights and Belkin Wemo switches. This app is additionally capable of controlling iHome switches, but support for this is experimental and currently requires having your iHome API key to input into the app settings.

  • All devices can be controlled individually or in groups.
  • Supports colors, brightness, saturation
  • Supports scenes with full control of scene devices and settings
  • Device groups can be set to also control subgroups (i.e., an "Office Lights" group can also control a "Desk Lamps" subgroup).
  • Menu-bar control allows quick access to all groups and devices.
  • Full configuration can be saved to disk. This allows easy configuration of multiple networked macOS computers.
  • Fully tested with multiple Philips Hue extended color lights, Wemo Insight, Wemo Switch, Wemo Lightswitch, iHome iSP6

Version 1.15:
  • Additional Icons for Group Control
  • Scene Timers will now fire even if system is scheduled for idle sleep
  • Drag/Drop reordering of Device List and Group List, with multi-selection moves

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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My Photos 2.0.2 - Access Google Photos anywhere.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 46 min ago

My Photos allows you to access Google Photos anywhere. Just click the icon in the Menu Bar or in the dock and get started.

  • Lock application with password and Touch ID
  • Instant access to Google Photos via the menu bar
  • Multiple sizes
  • Touch Bar support
  • Keyboard and mouse shortcuts
  • Seamless design
  • Drag and drop functionality
  • Trackpad and Magic Mouse touch gestures

Version 2.0.2:
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Tactical Soccer 1.4.1 - Develop more effective and successful players.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 48 min ago

Tactical Soccer helps to develop more effective and successful players and coaches across all levels.

Version 1.4.1:
  • Bug fixed

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Light laptop with higher resolution

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a light weight laptop for work(programming/browsing/office) and maybe some light gaming I have civ 5 installed on my current laptop. But I would really like a higher resolution like you can find in the x1 carbon and 13" macbook. I was wandering if there are any alternatives or if these are really the best options, maybe I should just settle for 1080p? My budget is 1100-1600 euro. For screen size i'm looking for 13-14".

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SayMoney 1.5.46 - Evaluate your personal finances.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 51 min ago

SayMoney is an innovative solution for administration and evaluation of your personal finances.

  • Simplified usage by voice input and output
  • Storage of your expense and income data
  • Evaluation of your expenses, income and budget
  • Quick processing of large data sets
  • Administration of transactions, categories, accounts
  • Administration of receipts
  • CSV export of your transactions (e.g., to Dropbox)
  • CSV import of your transactions (e.g., from another application)
  • PIN protection

Version 1.5.46:
  • Updates and bug fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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iLightShow 1.5.0 - Connect your Philips Hue light bulbs to Spotify (was LightShow).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 52 min ago

iLightShow (was LightShow) allows you to connect your Philips Hue light bulbs to Spotify. Simply launch the Spotify desktop App besides to iLightShow, choose your lights, and you’re done.

iLightShow Features
  • Real-time lights synchronization
  • Super accurate - works on top of Spotify audio analysis
  • Unlimited lights number for free
  • Stop / Resume playback as much as you need
  • Add / Remove lights during the show just with one click

Version 1.5.0:
  • Flash option
  • Manual IP pairing

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • Philips Hue Bridge and light bulbs
  • Spotify Desktop for macOS

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Uber may offer its self-driving technology to Toyota

Engadget - 6 hours 53 min ago
Lyft and Waymo might not be the only ridesharing companies developing self-driving technology with hopes of making it available to others. Nikkei has claimed that Uber is in talks to slip its autonomous vehicle system into a Toyota minivan, marking...