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Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:41
I am looking for Linux Expert who can do some setup. Looking forward to discussing further. (Budget: $250 - $750 AUD, Jobs: Apache, Linux, System Admin, Ubuntu, UNIX)
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WeWork To Lay Off 2,400 Employees in SoftBank Revamp

Slashdot.org - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:21
WeWork said on Thursday it is laying off around 2,400 employees globally, as the office-sharing company seeks to drastically cut costs and stabilize its business after it transformed from a Wall Street darling into a pariah in a matter of weeks. From a report: The long-anticipated layoffs are the biggest move yet by Japanese technology investment company SoftBank Group Corp, which is providing a $9.5 billion lifeline and will soon own about 80 percent of its shares, to make sure WeWork refocuses on its core business and on trying to make money. Under co-founder and ex-CEO Adam Neumann, WeWork had become bloated, was diversifying into all kinds of areas -- including setting up a school and running apartment buildings -- and was expanding at a breakneck speed without any clear route to profitability. "As part of our renewed focus on the core WeWork business, and as we have previously shared with employees, the company is making necessary layoffs to create a more efficient organization," a company spokeswoman said in a statement. Further reading: WeWork's 15,000 Employees Are in Purgatory.

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Full stack web developer on Linux + web design skills

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:45
Deliverable: fully working website according to attached specification. Requirements for Developer: * Full stack developer with web design skills (full stack) * Linux server experience (Ubuntu or... (Budget: €3000 - €5000 EUR, Jobs: Docker, Javascript, Linux, PostgreSQL, React.js Framework, Web Development)
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Inside Apple's iPhone Software Shakeup After Buggy iOS 13 Debut

Slashdot.org - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:30
Apple is overhauling how it tests software after a swarm of bugs marred the latest iPhone and iPad operating systems, Bloomberg reported Thursday. From the report: Software chief Craig Federighi and lieutenants including Stacey Lysik announced the changes at a recent internal "kickoff" meeting with the company's software developers. The new approach calls for Apple's development teams to ensure that test versions, known as "daily builds," of future software updates disable unfinished or buggy features by default. Testers will then have the option to selectively enable those features, via a new internal process and settings menu dubbed Flags, allowing them to isolate the impact of each individual addition on the system. When the company's iOS 13 was released alongside the iPhone 11 in September, iPhone owners and app developers were confronted with a litany of software glitches. Apps crashed or launched slowly. Cellular signal was inconsistent. There were user interface errors in apps like Messages, system-wide search issues and problems loading emails. Some new features, such as sharing file folders over iCloud and streaming music to multiple sets of AirPods, were either delayed or are still missing. This amounted to one of the most troubled and unpolished operating system updates in Apple's history. The new development process will help early internal iOS versions to be more usable, or "livable," in Apple parlance. Prior to iOS 14's development, some teams would add features every day that weren't fully tested, while other teams would contribute changes weekly. "Daily builds were like a recipe with lots of cooks adding ingredients," a person with knowledge of the process said.

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URL is not on Google: Indexing errors - Server error (5xx)

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:04
Page fetch Failed: Server error (5xx) I need someone to fix this issue (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Javascript, Linux, MySQL, PHP, WordPress)
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Helping families stay connected with the Google AssistantHelping families stay connected with the Google Assistant

GoogleBlog - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:00

Every night at our house, bedtime means storytime with Dad. A time when our daughters get to share an experience that’s just between them, get to share storylines and characters with Dad, and I get a few minutes to myself. 

But when my husband deploys, everything changes. And getting recordings of stories from Dad halfway around the world is technically tricky. Listening to him read “The Wind in the Willows” involved downloading each file from Drive and casting it to a Nest Mini. We knew there had to be a better way. 

We even asked folks on message boards for help, which is how my daughters and I ended up traveling to Portland to meet with engineers and designers from Instrument and Google Nest. We helped them design something called My Storytime—a new Google Assistant Action that makes it easier for pre-recorded stories to be played back home for loved ones.

Now, no matter where you are, you can visit MyStorytime.com to create a private account for your family and begin building your library of recorded stories. And once shared with the parent back home, all they have to say is “Hey Google, talk to My Storytime” to hear your personal stories. 

My daughters and I shared our own experiences and ideas in hopes that it would be useful to the more than 100,000 military parents who deploy every year—and the nearly 250,000 children who are back home. According to one organization, United Through Reading, that’s  40 million bedtime stories missed each year by military children. But storytime isn’t only important to military families. Grandparents who live states away, nurses and police officers who work the night shift, and anyone who travels for work can relate to the struggle of trying to make it home in time to read for bedtime. Because every bedtime story is, at its heart, a love story.  

Nothing can replace Daddy being home, but hopefully My Storytime will help make it just a little bit easier to get through the next deployment and that it brings some comfort to other families as well.

An active-duty military family helps develop My Storytime--a Google Assistant action that lets you tell stories even when you’re apart.
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Ladies of Landsat builds inclusivity in the geosciencesLadies of Landsat builds inclusivity in the geosciences

GoogleBlog - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:00

Editor’s note:Today’s post is by Morgan Crowley, a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University who studies wildfire progressions. This post is based on her recent appearance on the podcast Scene From Above. Above photo courtesy of McGill University.

Working and studying in the geosciences can be lonely sometimes. I didn’t realize how lonely I was, and that this loneliness was tied to my identity as a woman, until I spent several days at a conference without seeing anyone else in the ladies’ room. Groups like Ladies of Landsat, which I help coordinate, connect us to fellow scientists who are gender and other minority peers so we can reach out about everything from finding research partners to starting a family.  By building up each other’s confidence and celebrating our wins, we lift, retain and attract women in the field. 

In our case, most connections happen on Twitter, although we do come together at events like the 2018 Google Earth Engine summit in Dublin. Google provided a space for us to connect while also teaching us technical skills in Google Earth and Earth Engine, so we were equipped to answer pressing scientific questions like where and when do wildfires spread in Canada, and how much air pollution does a fire produce in India

At the September 2019 Geo for Good Summit, we teamed up with Women in Geospatial, another online group promoting gender equality in geosciences, to discuss shared interests, challenges and skills. 

In 2018, I went to the ForestSAT conference and heard women like Dr. Jody Vogelerand Dr. Joanne White talk about forestry with an incredible level of depth. I got chills. It was the first time I’d talked to more than one woman at a time about this type of science. Dr. Kate Fickas, a research faculty member at the University of Utah and the brains behind Ladies of Landsat, set up a women’s networking event at a local bar. Dr. Monika Moskal brought her ground-based LiDAR unit, a surveying device, to take a picture of us. So many people came up to us and said, “I’ve never been with this many women in the field. This is incredible.”

A LiDAR selfie of the Ladies of Landsat members standing in a circle around the laser scanning sensor at our 2018 ForestSAT meet up at the University of Maryland. (Image credit: Dr. Monika Moskal)

It’s encouraging to see that Ladies of Landsat and Women in Geospatial are not the only groups working to make geospatial sciences more inclusive. There are amazing groups all over the world like Women in GIS, Women in GIS - Kenya, WinGRSS and She Maps. There’s also GeoLatinas, Black Girls Mapp, GeoChicas and Indigenous Maps, who support people of color in the field. And in spite of our name, Ladies of Landsat, we’re not just about lifting up women; we’re inclusive to all genders and identities. 

The work of making geosciences more inclusive is just starting—and you can play a role, too. If you read a research paper whose authors are all men, ask why. If you go to a scientific event and every panel member is a white person, speak up. Invite gender and racial minority scientists to share their work and nominate them for grants and speaking slots. The burden to change this status quo rests on people in power.

Women are underrepresented in geosciences. Groups like Ladies of Landsat want to change that.
Categories: Technology

Need an updated web spider scraping program written for the following username SMCKONE

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:44
I need a web scraper written for the following url: https://www.directfreight.com/emails/UV3TQ12DZDSWPP/text-html1 All information needed is available on the main page. The number of rows will vary. The rows will be separated by dashed line segments... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, Perl, Web Scraping)
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Bill Gates Says Open Research Beats Erecting Borders in AI

Slashdot.org - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:41
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spoke out against protectionism in technological research around topics like artificial intelligence, arguing that open systems will inevitably win out over closed ones. From a report: In conversation with Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait at the New Economy Forum in Beijing on Thursday, Gates was skeptical about the idea that ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions could ever lead to a bifurcated system of two internets and two mutually exclusive strands of tech research and development. "It just doesn't work that way," said the software pioneer. "AI is very hard to put back in the bottle," Gates said, and "whoever has an open system will get massively ahead" by virtue of being able to integrate more insights from more sources. Citing Microsoft's AI research in Beijing, Gates pondered the rhetorical question of whether it was producing Chinese AI or American AI. In the case of Microsoft's U.K. research campus in Cambridge and the findings it produces, he said that "almost every one of those papers is going to have some Chinese names on it, some European names on it and some Americans' names on it."

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Urgent - Need to fix a script

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:13
Need help with a python script. the script should check for DELTA (in the conf file) and see if it is set to 0 then it graps all the logs with no limits. if it is set to 60 then it grabs the last one minutes worth of log... (Budget: $10 - $30 CAD, Jobs: Javascript, Linux, PHP, Python, Software Architecture)
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Uber Embraces Videotaping Rides, Raising Privacy Concerns

Slashdot.org - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:01
For several months, some Uber passengers in Texas have been recorded on video as they have been driven to their destinations. The video has been stored online and could have been reviewed by members of Uber's safety staff if the driver had reported a problem with the passenger. From a report: The video recordings are part of a broad initiative at the ride-hailing company to capture more objective data about what happens inside vehicles during Uber trips, where disputes between riders and drivers often play out without witnesses. Uber has experienced years of complaints about the safety of its riders and drivers, who are often left to sort out episodes without the help of the company, and it has settled lawsuits claiming that it does not do enough to protect passengers. But as Uber increases the practice of recording drivers and passengers, the company is facing new privacy pressures. "Uber already has this treasure trove of highly personal data about people," said Camille Fischer, a staff lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "When you pair surveillance during those trips, whether it's over the driver or over the passenger, you are getting a more fine-tuned snapshot of people's daily lives." Uber began the video recording program in Texas in July, and is conducting smaller tests of the program in Florida and Tennessee. In November, it announced a similar effort in Brazil and Mexico to allow riders and drivers to record audio during a trip.

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Remotely access to Openwrt router

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:25
Hi, I want to remotely access to my clients routers online to check if router is online or not and to access to SSH, The idea is to use OpenVPN. I need a solution without opening a port in the ISP router... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, Network Administration, System Admin)
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No, That Mac Factory in Texas Is Not New

Slashdot.org - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:21
President Trump on Wednesday toured a Texas plant that makes high-end Apple computers, chatting with Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, and accepting a plate with the words "Assembled in USA." From a report: It was a pretty typical publicity event, until the end. Mr. Trump walked in front of the news cameras and took credit for the plant, suggesting it had opened that day. "For me, this is a very special day," he said. Mr. Cook stood next to him, stone-faced. The plant has been making Apple computers since 2013. Immediately after Mr. Trump's comments, Mr. Cook thanked the president and his staff. "I'm grateful for their support in pulling today off and getting us to this far. It would not be possible without them," he said. He did not correct the record. The moment was part of a bizarre afternoon in Texas, where the president played up a six-year-old factory as evidence of his three-year-old presidency's success in bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States. It showed Mr. Trump's willingness to leverage his influence over American companies in his pitch to voters that he deserves another four years in the White House. And it illustrated the complicated position that Mr. Cook and other corporate executives find themselves in with this president, forced to stand silently by while he sometimes misleads about their businesses. [...] On Wednesday, Mr. Trump called Mr. Cook a "very special person" because of his ability to create jobs. He turned to Mr. Cook and said, "What would you say about our economy compared to everybody else?" Mr. Cook replied, "I think we have the strongest economy in the world." "Strongest in the world," Mr. Trump said. The president then took questions on the impeachment inquiry and launched into a tirade against "the fake press." Mr. Cook stood silently nearby.

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Creating restaurant review android app -- 2

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:09
Refer app -yelp Yelp.com(simple version) 1.design -logo and everything 2.android and server(php) Functions -login &sign up -make a post of restaurant with images -comment ,review and rate -show restaurant... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Android, Linux, MySQL, PHP, Website Design)
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Open Port for secondary IP in Plesk

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:50
Hi guys, I've a err connection timeout error on secondary IP, how can i configure it to plesk to allow connections without timeout? thanks (Budget: €8 - €30 EUR, Jobs: DNS, Linux, Plesk, System Admin)
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Urgent: Scrapy sitemap parsing gig

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:44
I have a huge list of domains that we need to parse to get all of the sitemap data out of. I’ll provide csv of all the domains. You might need to normalize them (checking http/https protocol) and check www or not... (Budget: $25 - $50 USD, Jobs: Linux, Python, Scrapy, Software Architecture, Web Scraping)
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Apple Locks Top Secret-Spiller Out of His Developer Account

Slashdot.org - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:40
Guilherme Rambo, one of the top Apple secret-spillers, says Apple locked him out of his developer account, preventing him from accessing critical tools needed to create and update iOS and Mac apps. From a report: In a blog post detailing his problem, Rambo revealed that Apple locked him out in August. Since then, all his attempts to resolve the issue met a dead end, he says. Rambo's post doesn't mention that he digs through Apple beta software looking for clues about unreleased Apple products -- and publishes his findings on 9to5Mac. That might be the precise reason why he's locked out. A famously secretive company, Apple historically took harsh measures against leakers and rumor mongers.

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Need help with an operating systems code

Freelancer.com - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:39
Working with UNIX, C programming to do a project, the project is as follows: Step 1: Populate the job Queue with 100 processes. For each process, auto increment (starting from 1) the PID and randomly select Time (in the range 1-30)... (Budget: $30 - $250 CAD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Architecture, UNIX)
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