I couldn't give a Greek clock about your IoT fertility tracker

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:09
Pop this in your mouth and say 'Rastapopoulos'

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Like to get wet, confides (or asks) the manufacturer in suitably moist English.…

ONAP Set to Speed Standards, Network Automation - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:04
Title: ONAP Set to Speed Standards, Network Automation16 MarLearn more

Introducing Agones: Open Source, Multiplayer, Dedicated Game-Server Hosting Built on Kubernetes - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:00

It’s no surprise that game server scaling is usually done by proprietary software—most orchestration and scaling systems simply aren’t built for this kind of workload.

Brace yourselves, netadmins, there's a new cable on the market

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:56
Meet our new roundup of networking news, this week feat. Cisco, Juniper and more

This week's network-news-in-five minutes has Palo Alto Networks acquiring a startup, a slew of Cisco switches, Juniper's fabric fetish, network monitoring and more.…

Please recommend a good document scanning Android SDK

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:52

I am building an app which requires document scanning capabilities. So I have tried CamScanner and Scanbot SDK.

The pricing however for both these SDK is quite high. 35,000 USD for CamScanner and 12,500 EUR for Scanbot SDK.

Can anyone recommend, a document scanning SDK for Android? Paid or Open Source

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Just hours left to save hundreds on hours of CD, DevOps and more

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:41
Continuous Lifecycle earlybird offer facing chop at midnight

Events We’ll be pulling down the shutters on our earlybird ticket offer for Continuous Lifecycle London this evening, meaning you’ve got just hours left to save £100s on conference and workshop tickets.…

Taxpayers chuck burnt-out Bongs* millions of pounds to 'decelerate'

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:30
Come and chillax with us, nontrepreneurs!

The taxpayer is helping fund a "Decelerator" for burnt-out startups in Shoreditch to help them "reflect and reprioritise".…

Google Sign In on Android only work with one of my accounts for my app

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:17

I am currently making an Android game and I am using google sign in (for access to firebase, google leaderboard and achievement). I already integrated all of that and this is working fine. However I was always using my main google account but when I tried to change it to another account to have other people test it, it doesn't connect anymore.

I added the other account as a tester on the google play game service for my app. I believe I must have missed to add it somewhere but I cannot find where and I have been searching for hours.

Here's the code that should connect but doesn't:

@Override protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) { super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data); switch (requestCode) { case RC_SIGN_IN: GoogleSignInResult result = Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInResultFromIntent(data); if (result.isSuccess()) { GoogleSignInAccount x = result.getSignInAccount(); //x.getIdToken() is always null with the other account if (x.getIdToken() != null) firebaseConnect(x); else //I tried repeating the operation but won't work (...)

I also tried with different accounts but only my original one works. So do you have any idea of what I could have done that made this original account work and not any other? I did most of that Google Sign in parametrization long time ago so I don't remember in every details. And I am very desperate to debug that, after spending so much time trying to solve it in vain.

Thank you for any hint or help about that!

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Hate to add to the wanky jargon – but your digital transformation is actually a bolt-on

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:07
Earth-shattering change to biz? You'll be the judge of that

It's hard to believe there once was a more innocent time when if somebody used the phrase "digital transformation" you might think they were being pretentious about making the switch from renting films on DVD delivered in the post to Amazon Prime downloads. But there's still a lot of confusion around the term – even more so when people start to ask organisations that have started down that path whether it has worked.…

How to Build Something ‘Useful’ With a Raspberry Pi - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:00

In honor of Pi Day, Chaim Gartenberg and I cooked up a tiny little Raspberry Pi project for yesterday’s episode of Circuit Breaker Live.

Building a server for practicing.

Hi guys, i'm learning linux in the past 4 months mostly by my self, i thought that if i want to go in the job market i have to have some practical experience i can show in job interviews,

thought about making a project out of my old laptop, and make it a running server centos based.

i mostly learned about how to operate linux and less about servers, so i would like to hear some ideas of which kind of services should i put in my server. (web/data/w\e)... i mean like what is nice to work with and stuff like this.

any other related tips would be great !

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Happy days are here again: 2017 set record for infrastructure sales

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 04:03
$142 billion in kit shipped last year, half from Dell, Cisco and HPE

Analyst firm Canalys has claimed 2017 saw record shipments of data centre infrastructure.…

What are some cool things I can do with %CELLID?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 03:46

Every time this variable gets set I update and append the following to a spreadsheet date, time, %CELLID. I'm wondering if there's anything I can do with this data either useful or Nifty and if I need to collect other data please let me know, thanks.

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General question regarding API design in Android

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 03:13

tl;dr: What are your ways when it comes to designing APIs? Do you prefer throwing an exception when someone used it with a wrong parameter to fail fast? or to swallow and log it and go with the return default value?

public SpannableString doSomething(String originalText, String partText) { int startIndex = originalText.index(partText); int endIndex = originalText.lastIndexOf(partText) + partText.length(); // here is my question: is it better to if (startIndex < 0 || .. (possible wrong cases)) { throw new IllegalArgumentException("doSomething() consists of invalid parameters, please check. \n" + "Start Position: " + startPosition + "\n" + "End Position: " + endPosition + "\n" + "Original Text: " + originalText + "\n" + "Part Text: " + partText); } spannableString.setSpan(......); return spannableString; }


public SpannableString doSomething(String originalText, String partText) { int startIndex = originalText.index(partText); int endIndex = originalText.lastIndexOf(partText) + partText.length(); // or is it better to do this? if (startIndex >= 0 && .. (safe cases)) { spannableString.setSpan(....); } else { Log.w(TAG, "doSomething() consists of invalid parameters, please check. \n" + "Start Position: " + startPosition + "\n" + "End Position: " + endPosition + "\n" + "Original Text: " + originalText + "\n" + "Part Text: " + partText); } return spannableString; } submitted by /u/wotomas
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Office junior had one job: Tearing perforated bits off tractor-feed dot matrix printer paper

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 03:02
And he couldn’t do that, until tech support showed printers and staplers don’t mix

On-Call Why look at that! Friday is upon us, which means it’s time to read this week’s edition of On-Call, our weekly column featuring Register readers’ recollections of tech support jobs gone wrong.…

Idea for Chess/Brain Training App: Need programmer/s, or those interested.

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 03:01 This is the basic idea. The goal of this app is to help boost memory/processing speed/ and chess calculation related skills. I feel like it could be a very successful app (and make the chess world stronger overall), especially if there are multiple games working each category like how other brain training apps do it..but the theme of this one is chess which makes it really unique. (Of course we could start basic and gradually build it up to a brain training app with multiple games) If anyone is interested (or knows anyone that might be) in this project please let me know, thank you for reading this :)

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[question] Tasker Weather global variable

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 02:59

Can someone help me (or even provide me) a task which recieves the todays average (and highest) temperature of my Location (%LOCN) and then store it in a global variable so it can be used from my other tasks? If possible with the wunderground or openweathermap api (as I have already an account there).

I have already tried it by myself and failed with my restricted javascript knowledge. And I tried using some templates from the internet but most of them didnt work.

Thank you for any help!

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