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Uber and Lyft's Rise Tanked Wheelchair Access To Taxis

Slashdot.org - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:41
A new San Francisco city report details the devastating drop in on-demand rides for the disability community after the rise of Uber and Lyft. From a report: The financial blow to the taxi industry, the report alleges, was also a blow to the availability of on-demand trips for anyone who uses a wheelchair. The report also points a way forward for the multi-billion dollar ride-hail industry to roll out wheelchair accessible vehicles and inclusive transportation for people with disabilities more broadly. It's a bit of an uncharacteristic kumbaya moment between old-school taxicab regulators and the tech transportation darlings, but one San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Director of Taxi and Accessible Services Kate Toran said is necessary to provide people with disabilities the service they need. "We take a positive view because we're trying to increase service on the street," Toran told the San Francisco Examiner. "Really, the end goal is to make sure the rider gets the service, that's what we stay focused on." The report also comes on the heels of recent workshops to implement Senate Bill 1376, authored by State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), which implemented a 5-cent per-ride surcharge on ride-hails to set up a fund so Uber and Lyft could finally provide wheelchair accessible vehicles. The bill set up a process for the California Public Utilities Commission, to establish rules requiring ride-hails to provide rides to all Californians regardless of disabilities.

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Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:04
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Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:03
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NASA Executive Quits Weeks After Appointment To Lead 2024 Moon Landing Plan

Slashdot.org - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:01
A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 has resigned, the space agency said on Thursday, the culmination of internal strife and dwindling congressional support for the lunar initiative. From a report: Mark Sirangelo, named six weeks ago as special assistant to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left the agency as NASA abandoned a reorganization plan due to a chilly reception on Capitol Hill, Bridenstine said in a statement. His departure came after lawmakers rejected NASA's proposal to create a separate directorate within the space agency to oversee future lunar missions and ultimately develop human exploration of Mars. [...] Last week, the Trump administration asked Congress to increase NASA's spending next year by $1.6 billion as a "down payment" on the accelerated goal of landing Americans back on the moon by 2024, more than half a century after the end of the U.S. Apollo lunar program.

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Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:42
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Wordpress Website Theme Swap

Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:39
We are switching our wordpress website to a new theme. We are looking for someone with experience doing this to ensure all the content and functionality gets transferred. Our website is in an Ubuntu environment. (Budget: $15 - $25 USD, Jobs: HTML, Linux, PHP, Website Design, WordPress)
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Microsoft SCCM Skill - Export Data to a REST API

Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:22
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Delivery App Orders Restaurants To Cook Almost Whatever You Want

Slashdot.org - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:20
Russia's largest tech company is launching a delivery service that allows a customer to tell a restaurant what to cook, whether it's on the menu or not. From a report: Yandex NV will prepare meal kits with ingredients based on a customer's requested dish and send it to a nearby restaurant for cooking. Once the food is ready, Yandex couriers will handle delivery. Yandex has been rapidly expanding its delivery services. In 2017 it merged with Uber Technologies' Russian ride-hailing and food-ordering businesses. The new offering, which it calls a "cloud restaurant" service, mashes together Yandex.Eats, which delivers cooked food from restaurants, and Yandex.Chef, which already supplies meal kits for home cooking. For now, customers won't be able to create completely bespoke delicacies, but Yandex has created a list of hundreds of the most popular dishes among users of its food businesses, which will be priced typically for no more than 250 rubles ($3.86) per dish. The service will be initially available in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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Tools to help you vote in the EU electionsTools to help you vote in the EU elections

GoogleBlog - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:10

You probably turn to the web to get information about an election before casting your vote—and you want to get to the important stuff quickly, like learning more about your candidates and understanding how to cast your ballot. To help you find the information you need about the European Parliamentary elections, we’ve introduced a set of useful features across Search in the European Union.  

Helping EU citizens find election information in Search

When you search for instructions for how to vote in your country, you now see those details right on the results page. We source this data directly fromthe European Parliament to ensure you get trusted information.

Example of voting requirements that appear in Search

New ways for candidates and parties to reach voters

Supporting the electoral process also means helping voters learn more about their choices in the elections by providing accurate information about candidates, political parties, and their key priorities. The German Press Agency (dpa) provides us with information from electoral commissions in each EU country on candidates and parties running in the elections. This information appears within Knowledge Panels—dedicated spaces with key information about those parties and politicians when you search for their names.

Candidates who claim their Knowledge Panels have been able to submit a brief statement outlining their electoral platform, a set of top three policy priorities, and links to relevant social media profiles. All is visible right inside the Knowledge Panel in the local language of the candidate. Political parties running in the EU elections are also able to claim ownership of their panels and use Posts on Google to provide updates in the form of videos, text, or event listings, again available right on Search.

Bringing more transparency to election advertising online

To help people better understand the election ads they see online, earlier this year we outlined a new process to verify advertisers for the EU Parliamentary elections. These verified election ads also incorporate a clear “paid for by” disclosure. We recently launched our EU political advertising transparency report, which includes a library of election ads that appear across Google, YouTube and and partner properties. We’ve made this data downloadable, so researchers and journalists can easily use and analyze the content.

With these tools, we hope that it will be easier to get the information you need in order to vote in the EU elections.

To help users find the information they need, we introduced a set of tools across Search in the EU.
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Multi-Screen Video Player for the Raspberry Pi Zero

Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:06
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Mobile Chrome, Safari and Firefox Failed To Show Phishing Warnings For More Than a Year

Slashdot.org - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:40
An anonymous reader writes: For more than a year, mobile browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari failed to show any phishing warnings to users, according to a research paper published this week. "We identified a gaping hole in the protection of top mobile web browsers," the research team said. "Shockingly, mobile Chrome, Safari, and Firefox failed to show any blacklist warnings between mid-2017 and late 2018 despite the presence of security settings that implied blacklist protection." The issue only impacted mobile browsers that sued the Google Safe Browsing link blacklisting technology. The research team -- consisting of academics from Arizona State University and PayPal staff -- notified Google of the problem, and the issue was fixed in late 2018. "Following our disclosure, we learned that the inconsistency in mobile GSB blacklisting was due to the transition to a new mobile API designed to optimize data usage, which ultimately did not function as intended," researchers said.

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A Group of Independent Linux App Developers Has Asked Wider GNOME Community To 'Stop Theming' Its Apps

Slashdot.org - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:01
The letter is addressed to the maintainers of Linux distributions who elect to ship custom GTK and icons themes by default in lieu of upstream defaults. From a report: By publicizing the issues they feel stem from the practice of "theming" it's hoped that distros and developers might work together to create a "healthier GNOME third party app ecosystem." So what's the actual rub here? It often feels like the ability to control how our desktop looks and works is part of some unwritten Linux constitution, one we're all secret adherents to. But theming on the GNOME platform isn't all it seems. It's not without complications or compromises. As superficial as these changes might seem, usability is actually more than skin deep. Now, elephant in the room time: many leading Linux distros use custom GTK themes and icon sets as a way create a brand identity for themselves; an experience that feels uniquely their own. This includes Ubuntu (with Ambiance and Yaru), Linux Mint (with Mint-X), Pop OS (with Pop GTK) and Manjaro.

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Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:50
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Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:38
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Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:30
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Anti-Loot Box Bill Could Radically Change How Video Games Are Sold

Slashdot.org - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:20
Democratic and Republican senators can hardly agree on what to order for lunch, but as of Thursday they seem to agree that the video game industry requires additional government oversight. From a report: Proposed legislation could ban loot boxes and other kinds of microtransactions, and its co-sponsors include members from both major parties. The devil is in the details, of course, and the bill itself could have far reaching implications for the game industry. The full text of the proposed bill is available online. Its intention is to "regulate certain pay-to-win microtransactions and sales of loot boxes." In order to do so, it first has to define what those things are. The bill says, "an add-on transaction to a interactive digital entertainment product that [...] eases a user's progression through content otherwise available within the game without the purchase of such transaction; assists a user in accomplishing an achievement within the game that can otherwise be accomplished without the purchase of such transaction; assists a user in receiving an award associated with the game that is otherwise available in association with the game without the purchase of such transaction; or permits a user to continue to access content of the game that had previously been accessible to the user but has been made inaccessible after the expiration of a timer or a number of gameplay attempts; or with respect to an interactive digital entertainment product that, from the perspective of a reasonable user of the product, is a game featuring competition with other users, provides a user with a competitive advantage with respect to the game's competitive aspects over users who do not make such a transaction." The only exclusions listed in the bill are additional difficulty modes, cosmetic items, and downloadable expansions. So, if a company wanted to charge for a new game plus mode, they could do that. Also, the sale of skins in Fortnite and new content expansions for The Elder Scrolls Online would be perfectly acceptable. But, these guidelines as written leave a lot open to interpretation. Would it call into question selling experience point boosters in games like Anthem, Destiny 2, and World of Tanks? What about the practice of selling access to characters in Mortal Kombat 11 and Apex Legends, and even new Champions in League of Legends? Do we get to the point where, somewhere in the future, senators are arguing whether or not a particular weapon or perk is overpowered and should not be for sale?

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Freelancer.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:55
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How to Install Kubernetes with Minikube on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

HowtoForge.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:48
Minikube is a free and open source tool that enables you to set up single node Kubernetes cluster inside your Linux system. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install a Kubernetes single-node Cluster Minikube on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
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World's First AI-Generated Whiskey Coming Later This Year

Slashdot.org - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:41
Microsoft, best known for developing Windows, has a thirst for something new: whiskey. The tech giant is co-developing the world's first computer-generated blend using artificial intelligence. From a report: For centuries whiskey has been cultivated by craftsmen drawing on knowledge and experience passed through generations. Single-malts have long been considered superior to blends, which are made by combining a number of single malts. One of the world's most expensive single-malts, a Macallan 1946, sold at an auction for a $460,000, while a Chivas Regal Royal Salute blend, which was created in 2002 to celebrate the golden jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, has sold for $10,000 a bottle. But now Microsoft has teamed up with Swedish distillery Mackmyra and Finnish consultancy Fourkind to use what's being dubbed as the world's first "bionic blender" to create the perfect tipple. Machine learning analyzes existing recipes, sales data and customer preferences to generate a dataset of more than 70 million recipes that a robot predicts will be popular. While Microsoft's leap from software to spirits might raise eyebrows in the Highlands of Scotland, the American software giant says its digital distiller will not replace the expertise and knowledge of human experts.

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