Alphabet gives bipedal robots the Schaft 'cos no one wants to buy its creepy machine maker

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:58
Even Softbank balked at these tethered terrors

Google's parent company Alphabet has closed down its biped robot maker Schaft after failing to find a buyer.…

It's possible to override "volume_controller_service_component" secure settings with a custom one?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:46

The goal is to hook the volume press from a bluetooth headset. Because %VOLM variable state change doesn't work reliably. Fast press are not always registered.

I'm not sure if type of settings can be changed. Thanks !

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New Raspbian Update, Qt Creator 4.8 Beta2 Released, Firefox Monitor Now Available in More Than 26 Languages, Chrome OS Linux Soon Will Have Access to Downloads Folder and Canonical Extends Ubuntu 18.04 Long-Term Support

Linux Journal - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:38

News briefs for November 16, 2018.

Simon Long has released a new Raspbian update. This update includes a "fully hardware-accelerated version of VLC", version 3 of the Thonny Python development environment, improved desktop configuration and more. You can download the update from here.

Qt Creator 4.8 Beta2 is now available. In addition to many bug fixes, the LLVM for the Clang code model is updated to version 7.0 and binary packages are updated to the Qt 5.12 prerelease. You can get the open-source version here.

Firefox Monitor, the free services that tells you whether your email has been part of a security breach, is now available in more than 26 languages: "Albanian, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English (Canadian), French, Frisian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Argentina, Mexico, and Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Ukranian and Welsh." Along with this, Mozilla also announced that it has added "a notification to our Firefox Quantum browser that alerts desktop users when they visit a site that has had a recently reported data breach". See the Mozilla blog for details.

Chrome OS Linux soon will be able to access your Downloads folder and Google Drive. According to the 9to5Google post, "Making the entire Downloads folder accessible will turn Linux apps into a first-class citizen on Chrome OS and will dramatically help with file organization and ease of use."

Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth announced in his keynote at OpenStack Summit in Berlin that the Ubuntu 18.04 long-term support lifespan will be extended from five years to ten years. He also addressed IBM's acquisition of Red Hat. ZDNet reports that Shuttleworth indicated that this may lead customers to switch to Ubuntu, saying "We're neutral on the public cloud. We work at arm's length with AWS, Azure, and Google. We provide a common currency across different environment. But, we're not the lowest common denominator. We want to be the best operating system on Azure for Azure, AWS for AWS, and so on."

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What's a properly formatted phone number string for PhoneNumberUtils?

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:32

I'm trying to use this method but it returns null for every 10 digit number I provide as a string. Anyone know how to use it?,%20java.lang.String))

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Court doc typo 'reveals' Julian Assange may have been charged in US

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:20
Routine file about accused crim suddenly mentions WikiLeaker's name

An apparent cut-and-paste error has revealed that American prosecutors may have already filed criminal charges against cupboard-dwelling WikiLeaks fugitive Julian Assange.…

HOW IT WORKS by Gugi ~~ BASH ~~

Linux - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:06
Actually not long list but it is avaliable, check it and ENJOY ALL SAFE _/

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How does one publish an app on the chinese market?

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:01

I don't actually have an app ready for publishing, just a hypothetical question.

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BlackBerry absorbs Operation Cleaver beaver Cylance into threat detection unit

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:47
$1.4bn match made in heaven

BlackBerry has made its biggest acquisition ever, spending over half of its cash pile to bolster its threat detection unit.…

I got 200 downloads on my first day

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:44

Hello guys. So I have been developing a mobile game in GMS2 and I released it yesterday. I know my downloads are pretty small compared to what other successful games did, but 200 downloads for me on the first day is insane, and that is considering I have not done any marketing except for twitter. It also warms my heart that the game has been received really really well by those people who have downloaded it.

I started this thread because I feel there is a severe lack of post mortems for mobile games. I have been doing so much research but I can barely fund mobile devs who share their experience launching their game, what strategies they used and things like that.

If someone out there has launched a successful (or unsuccessful) mobile game, please share your experience with us! You would really help us mobile devs a lot! Thanks guys

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Our professor won't allow us to use firebase[HELP]

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:38

I need help regarding on our capstone thesis project for our graduation.Our professor prohibited us from using firebase.I don't see any valid reason of doing this since Firebase is a very efficient and feature packed real-time database.
Here is the scenario:
-We are required to make a mobile app,and a web version of it
-Our online mobile app is a movie reservation/ticketing based app on a small "movie house" with 3 rooms.
-The web version of it,is an admin panel.Where the admin can add new movies,delete and change movie details.
-The online database should be in real time.
-The online database must store photos.
Since Firebase is banned,do you have suggestions on the best alternative we can use?

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Admob show/match rates confusion.

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:38

I am using Admob in my application. The network report says that that the match rate is 95% and the show rate is 25%. What does these metrics mean? How can I improve the show rate?

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'Unjustifiably excessive': Not even London cops can follow law with their rubbish gang database

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:14
Gangs Matrix led to 'multiple and serious' breaches of data protection rules, says watchdog

London cops have broken data protection rules by using a controversial database that ranks people's likelihood of gang-related violence but fails to distinguish between victims and perps, and low and high-risk people.…

Failed to start Samba SMB Daemon

Linux - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:13

Hello friends,

Can anyone help me with how to troubleshoot (/etc/init.d/smbd) startup problem?

Follows some images with error.

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FOSS Project Spotlight: BlueK8s

Linux Journal - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:00
by Tom Phelan

Deploying and managing complex stateful applications on Kubernetes.

Kubernetes (aka K8s) is now the de facto container orchestration framework. Like other popular open-source technologies, Kubernetes has amassed a considerable ecosystem of complementary tools to address everything from storage to security. And although it was first created for running stateless applications, more and more organizations are interested in using Kubernetes for stateful applications.

However, while Kubernetes has advanced significantly in many areas during the past couple years, there still are considerable gaps when it comes to running complex stateful applications. It remains challenging to deploy and manage distributed stateful applications consisting of a multitude of co-operating services (such as for use cases with large-scale analytics and machine learning) with Kubernetes.

I've been focused on this space for the past several years as a co-founder of BlueData. During that time, I've worked with many teams at Global 2000 enterprises in several industries to deploy distributed stateful services successfully, such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, TensorFlow and other analytics, data science, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) tools in containerized environments.

In that time, I've learned what it takes to deploy complex stateful applications like these with containers while ensuring enterprise-grade security, reliability and performance. Together with my colleagues at BlueData, we've broken new ground in using Docker containers for big data analytics, data science and ML/DL in highly distributed environments. We've developed new innovations to address requirements in areas like storage, security, networking, performance and lifecycle management.

Now we want to bring those innovations to the Open Source community—to ensure that these stateful services are supported in the Kubernetes ecosystem. BlueData's engineering team has been busy working with Kubernetes, developing prototypes with Kubernetes in our labs and collaborating with multiple enterprise organizations to evaluate the opportunities (and challenges) in using Kubernetes for complex stateful applications.

To that end, we recently introduced a new Kubernetes open-source initiative: BlueK8s. The BlueK8s initiative will be composed of several open-source projects that each will bring enterprise-level capabilities for stateful applications to Kubernetes.

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A simple doubt on Admob Mediation

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:57

When using the mediation in Admob, the earning from the other networks are transferred to the admob account or each network has its own account?

If they have their own account it may take a long time to get to the amount of payout.

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