Street Fighter 5 players are already doing some pretty crazy stuff with Abigail

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Street Fighter 5’s latest DLC character Abigail only came out last night but players have already discovered he’s capable of some pretty insane stuff in the fighting game.

Let’s start with this tweet from Street Fighter pro Giustino, which shows that with a full EX bar, Abigail can do some big damage off of just one crush counter. And with just one mix-up following the combo, Abigail can kill Ryu.

Next up we have what looks like a pretty annoying corner trap. The EX version of Abigail’s Giant Flip can be extended. So, if you keep pressing punch, Abigail will keep slamming the ground. Do this to an opponent in the corner and, well, you might get the sort of situation Vesper Arcade made the most of.

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Niantic explains what caused Pokémon Go Fest’s technical difficulties

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Pokémon Go developer Niantic has gone into detail on what caused last weekend’s disastrous technical difficulties at Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago.

Our man Matt Reynolds was there on the ground for the whole thing – and said it had undone months of Pokéfan goodwill.

In a blog post penned by Niantic boss John Hanke – who was booed on-stage at the event – Niantic has set out what went wrong and what it did on the day to try and fix the event’s problems. Hanke also pledged his company would learn from the experience.

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Donald Trump Says US Military Will Not Allow Transgender People To Serve

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Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in any capacity. From a report: The US president tweeted: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow … transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” He added: “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming … victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” Trump’s decision marks a sharp reversal of a policy initiated under Barack Obama, in which the Pentagon ended a longtime ban on transgender people from serving openly in the military. As a candidate, Trump cast himself as a supporter of LGBT rights and indicated he would uphold certain Obama-era policies designed to protect transgender people.

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Splatoon 2 has just got its first exploit

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Splatoon 2 can at last lay claim to being a proper grown-up 21st century video game. It now has its very own exploit.

A little side order of cheese has often been the way in other modern online shooters such as Destiny, which became famous in its first iteration for the many ways in which to cheat the game for easy gain. Splatoon 2’s exploit doesn’t give you direct access to new loot, but it does make the process of levelling up that much quicker.

The exploit – first noticed by redditor Jaicera, and subsequently picked up on by Kotaku – involves the meal tickets which can be traded in with a vendor in Splatoon 2’s hub for an XP multiplier. The tickets come most frequently as a reward in Salmon Run, Splatoon 2’s co-op mode, but can also be found dotted throughout the game’s campaign – and it’s here that you can keep returning to pick up as many as you please.

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Epic’s Fortnite on UE4 plays better on Xbox One

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After shaky beginnings, Unreal Engine 4 is gaining traction as one of the most popular multi-platform game engines on the market, so it’s a touch surprising that Epic Games itself has taken so long to release a game supporting all current-gen consoles and PC. In some respects, Fortnite’s turnout with UE4 is similar to the results from titles from other developers – so yes, PS4 has a more powerful GPU, resulting in a lift to visual quality. However, elsewhere there are surprises: as things stand, Fortnite plays better on Xbox One.

However, don’t go into Fortnite expecting an intense graphical showcase designed to push the new engine to its limits – this is no UE4 equivalent to last-gen wonders like Gears of War or even Unreal Tournament. Instead, Fortnite aims for more stylised, cartoon visuals for its intriguing combination of tower defence and third-person shooting gameplay. Its distinct visual style integrates nicely with UE4, with Epic’s excellent temporal anti-aliasing solution in particular producing a soft but smooth presentation, light on intricate detail but bright and vibrant, coming alive more through accomplished animation.

Technologically, the cards are stacked in favour of the PlayStation 4 platforms. The base PS4 release aims for 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second gameplay, while Xbox One lowers the pixel-count to the anticipated 900p. The end result is a little more softness on the Microsoft console, but it’s only really apparent on more distant detail in head-to-head comparisons. UE4’s extensive post-process pipeline is a great leveller here, and anisotropic filtering is similar on both systems, giving a slightly soupy look to ground textures viewed at oblique angles. Differences are slight otherwise, but there is some sparing evidence of pared back environment detail on Xbox One – though visuals overall do look much the same.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds introduces paid cosmetics inspired by the Battle Royale movie next month

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds introduces paid cosmetics in its next monthly update.

Writing in a Steam community post, developer PlayerUnknown revealed the game will get three new crates inspired by the Battle Royale film.

The first and second crates, named the Wanderer Crate and the Survivor Crate, will be free to open. Each includes one set of the themed clothing, on top of other cosmetic items. However, the third crate, named the Gamescom Invitational Crate, costs real world money to buy.

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US Is Slipping Toward Measles Being Endemic Once Again, Says Study

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: With firm vaccination campaigns, the US eliminated measles in 2000. The highly infectious virus was no longer constantly present in the country — no longer endemic. Since then, measles has only popped up when travelers carried it in, spurring mostly small outbreaks — ranging from a few dozen to a few hundred cases each year — that then fizzle out. But all that may be about to change. With the rise of non-medical vaccine exemptions and delays, the country is backsliding toward endemic measles, Stanford and Baylor College of Medicine researchers warn this week. With extensive disease modeling, the researchers make clear just how close we are to seeing explosive, perhaps unshakeable, outbreaks. According to results the researchers published in JAMA Pediatrics, a mere five-percent slip in measles-mumps-and-rubella (MMR) vaccination rates among kids aged two to 11 would triple measles cases in this age group and cost $2.1 million in public healthcare costs. And that’s just a small slice of the disease transmission outlook. Kids two to 11 years old only make up about 30 percent of the measles cases in current outbreaks. The number of cases would be much larger if the researchers had sufficient data to model the social mixing and immunization status of adults, teens, and infants under two.

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Upcoming USB 3.2 Specification Will Double Data Rates Using Existing Cables

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A new USB specification has been introduced today by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is comprised of Apple, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and other companies. The new USB 3.2 specification will replace the existing 3.1 specification and will double data rates to 20Gbps using new wires available if your device embraces the newest USB hardware. Mac Rumors reports: An incremental update, USB 3.2 is designed to define multi-lane operation for USB 3.2 hosts and devices. USB Type-C cables already support multi-lane operation, and with USB 3.2, hosts and devices can be created as multi-lane solutions, allowing for either two lanes of 5Gb/s or two lanes of 10Gb/s operation. With support for two lanes of 10Gb/s transfer speeds, performance is essentially doubled over existing USB-C cables. As an example, the USB Promoter Group says a USB 3.2 host connected to a USB 3.2 storage device will be capable of 2GB/sec data transfer performance over a USB-C cable certified for USB SuperSpeed 10Gb/s USB 3.1, while also remaining backwards compatible with earlier USB devices. Along with two-lane operation, USB 3.2 continues to use SuperSpeed USB layer data rates and encoding techniques and will introduce a minor update to hub specifications for seamless transitions between single and two-lane operation.

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GTA 5 tops UK physical game sales chart for first half of 2017

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UK video game sales tracker Chart-Track does not publicly reveal sales figures – it leaves that to video game publishers. But the Entertainment Retailers Association does, and in its latest report for the first half of 2017, it revealed the top six best-selling physical games in the UK so far.

The behemoth that is Grand Theft Auto 5 is the UK’s best-selling video game so far this year, with 334,280 physical copies sold. That’s a pretty incredible return for a game that first came out four years ago. Who in the UK is still to buy the thing?

GTA 5 is closely followed by Ghost Recon: Wildlands, with 311,792 copies sold. It’s fair to say Ubisoft’s open-world chaos ’em-up is a success.

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Nintendo Switch shipped an impressive 4.7m in four months

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More than 4.7m Nintendo Switch consoles have been shipped since the platform’s launch at the beginning of March.

Nintendo shifted 1.97m of those during April, May and June, despite limited stock being available worldwide. It’s an impressive start – and crucially, unlike Wii U, one which as yet shows no sign of losing momentum.

Switch-exclusive games are selling just as well. Zelda: Breath of the Wild still leads the pack, with a whopping 3.92m units sold (although it’s also available on Wii U).

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The past, present and future of Battlegrounds – according to PlayerUnknown

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has taken the world by storm. Since its release on Steam Early Access in March, the title has sold an incredible 6m copies. It recently hit 422,618 simultaneous players on Steam.

With such incredible success comes incredible attention, and a community hungry to know what’s next. Will we see animals in-game? When can we expect the console release? And what is life now like for the mysterious PlayerUnknown himself, who is all of a sudden the hottest video game developer on the planet?

After weeks of trying to pin him down, I finally spoke to Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, the creative director of Battlegrounds and expert designer of the Battle Royale-inspired video game. It’s no surprise I struggled to get hold of him – the 41 year-old Irishman has been travelling non-stop since E3 in June to different conventions. When we speak, he is in Atlanta for DreamHack. No rest for the wicked.

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Pokémon Go Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno legendary bird raid times detailed

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Wondering how long you have to catch Legendary Pokémon Articuno? Or, when Zapdos and Articuno will be released? Wonder no longer – Pokémon Go developer Niantic has now set out a definitive schedule.

The already-released Articuno will be available until Monday, 31st July.

Next, fire bird Moltres will be available from 31st July until 7th August.

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US Defense Budget May Help Fund ‘Hacking For Defense’ Classes At Universities

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According to an instructor at Stanford, eight universities in addition to Stanford will offer a Hacking for Defense class this year: Boise State, Columbia, Georgetown, James Madison, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Southern California, and the University of Southern Mississippi. IEEE Spectrum reports: The class has spun out Hacking for Diplomacy, Hacking for Energy, and other targeted classes that use the same methodology. The snowballing effort is now poised to get a big push. This month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment originated by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) to support development of curriculum, best practices, and recruitment materials for the program to the tune of $15 million (a drop in the $700 billion defense budget but a big deal for a university program). In arguing for the amendment, Lipinski said, “Rapid, low-cost technological innovation is what makes Silicon Valley revolutionary, but the DOD hasn’t historically had the mechanisms in place to harness this American advantage. Hacking for Defense creates ways for talented scientists and engineers to work alongside veterans, military leaders, and business mentors to innovate solutions that make America safer.”

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Walking in a giant’s footsteps: a father and son story

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Did you end up following in your parents’ footsteps? I wanted to be my own man but here I am, writing just like my dad did (only he won a BAFTA – I doubt I’ll ever do
that). Horia Dociu is around the same age as me and – with his constant effing and blinding – he talks a lot like me. He’s got a dad a bit like mine n’ all: something of a tough act to follow. And Dociu’s following in the footsteps of a real giant. His dad is none other than Daniel Dociu.

In the world of video game art, Daniel Dociu reigns supreme, with countless awards from organisations such as Into the Pixel, Spectrum and Lurzer’s Archive. He was given the Grand Master Career Achievement award by Exposé, putting him in such hallowed company as illustrator and Alien designer HR Giger.

Moreover, Daniel Dociu revolutionised Guild Wars. When he joined ArenaNet in 2003, the game looked like crap. It had no style and no identity. He established the art culture there, gave Guild Wars its painterly and ornate look. He’s the reason art leads the agenda there today, the reason art adorns the walls – and much of it is his. He’s the reason an army of 120 artists – 120 artists! – call ArenaNet home. He even rose to become overseer of all NCSoft West art.

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Getting Your HANA Express SSH Keys in GCP

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So, you’ve been watching this SAP CodeTalk or following this tutorial on how to set up your SAP HANA Express Edition (or HXE) with the Google Cloud Launcher. Now you would like to connect to the instance from some SSH client, such as PuTTY or the console on your Mac or Linux computer.

You need the SSH keys, but where are they? If this is your first project and you have not generated your keys before, chances are that you won’t find them in your .ssh folder as this tutorial indicates:

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Google Enters Race For Nuclear Fusion Technology

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Google and a leading nuclear fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm which has significantly speeded up experiments on plasmas, the ultra-hot balls of gas at the heart of the energy technology. Tri Alpha Energy, which is backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has raised over $500 million in investment. It has worked with Google Research to create what they call the Optometrist algorithm. This enables high-powered computation to be combined with human judgement to find new and better solutions to complex problems. Working with Google enabled experiment’s on Tri Alpha Energy’s C2-U machine to progress much faster, with operations that took a month speeded up to just a few hours. The algorithm revealed unexpected ways of operating the plasma, with the research published on Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports. The team achieved a 50% reduction in energy losses from the system and a resulting increase in total plasma energy, which must reach a critical threshold for fusion to occur.

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Degenerative Brain Disease Found In Nearly All Donated NFL Player Brains, Says Study

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A new study published Tuesday in the journal American Medical Association found that 110 out of 111 brains of those who played in the NFL had degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). NPR reports: In the study, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players at all levels. Nearly 88 percent of all the brains, 177, had CTE. Three of 14 who had played only in high school had CTE, 48 of 53 college players, 9 of 14 semiprofessional players, and 7 of 8 Canadian Football League players. CTE was not found in the brains of two who played football before high school. According to the study’s senior author, Dr. Ann McKee, “this is by far the largest [study] of individuals who developed CTE that has ever been described. And it only includes individuals who are exposed to head trauma by participation in football.” A CTE study several years ago by McKee and her colleagues included football players and athletes from other collision sports such as hockey, soccer and rugby. It also examined the brains of military veterans who had suffered head injuries. The study released Tuesday is the continuation of a study that began eight years ago. In 2015, McKee and fellow researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University published study results revealing 87 of 91 former NFL players had CTE.

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AT&T Loses Record Number of Traditional TV Subscribers In Q2, Drops 156,000 DirecTV Satellite Customers

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According to Variety, AT&T’s pay-TV business has lost a record 351,000 traditional video customers in the second quarter, with the internet-delivered DirecTV Now service failing to fully offset the losses. From the report: In Q2, historically a seasonally weak period for the pay-TV business, DirecTV’s U.S. satellite division lost 156,000 customers sequentially, dropping to 20.86 million, compared with a gain of 342,000 in the year-earlier quarter. AT&T’s U-verse lost 195,000 subs in the quarter, which was actually an improvement over the 391,000 it lost in Q2 of 2016. AT&T touted that it gained 152,000 DirecTV Now customers in Q2, after adding just 72,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Overall, it had signed up 491,000 DirecTV Now subs as of the end of June, after the OTT service launched seven months ago.

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Toyota’s New Solid-State Battery Could Make Its Way To Cars By 2020

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Toyota is in production engineering for a solid state battery, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. The company said it aims to put the new tech in production electric vehicles as early as 2020. TechCrunch reports: The improved battery technology would make it possible to create smaller, more lightweight lithium-ion batteries for use in EVs, that could also potentially boost the total charge capacity and result in longer-range vehicles. Another improvement for this type of battery would be longer overall usable life, which would make it possible to both use the vehicles they’re installed in for longer, and add potential for product recycling and alternative post-vehicle life (some companies are already looking into putting EV batteries into use in home and commercial energy storage, for example).

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China Forces Muslim Minority To Install Spyware On Their Phones

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Chinese authorities in the province of Xinjiang are forcing locals of the Uyghur Muslim minority to install an app on their phones that will allow the government to scan their device for “terrorist propaganda,” local media reports. In reality, the app creates MD5 hashes for the user’s files and matches them against a database of known terrorist content. The app also makes copies of the user’s Weibo and WeChat databases and uploads it to a government server, along with the user’s IMEI, IMSI, and WiFi login information. The app is called Jingwang (Citizen Safety) and was developed by police forces from Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital. Authorities launched the app in April, and also included the ability to report suspicious activity to the police. At the start of July, Xinjiang officials started sending WeChat messages in Uyghur and Chinese to locals, asking them to install the app or face detainment of up to 10 days. Police have also stopped people on the street to check if they installed the app. Several were detained for refusing to install it. Locals are now sharing the locations of checkpoints online, so others can avoid getting arrested.

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Sperm Counts Among Western Men Have Halved In Last 40 Years, Says Study

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New submitter flote shares a report from The Guardian: Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear. The latest findings reveal that between 1973 and 2011, the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year, leading to an overall drop of just over 52%. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update by an international team of researchers, drew on 185 studies conducted between 1973 and 2011, involving almost 43,000 men. The team split the data based on whether the men were from western countries — including Australia and New Zealand as well as countries in North America and Europe — or from elsewhere. After accounting for factors including age and how long men had gone without ejaculation, the team found that sperm concentration fell from 99 million per ml in 1973 to 47.1 million per ml in 2011 — a decline of 52.4% — among western men unaware of their fertility. For the same group, total sperm count — the number of sperm in a semen sample — fell by just under 60%.

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Cloudflare Wants to Eliminate ‘Moot’ Pirate Site Blocking Threat

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Cloudflare is not happy with the RIAA’s efforts to hold the company liable for pirate websites on its network. From a report: Representing various major record labels, the RIAA filed a lawsuit against MP3Skull in 2015. Last year a Florida federal court sided with the RIAA, awarding the labels more than $22 million in damages. In addition, it issued a permanent injunction which allowed the RIAA to take over the site’s domain names. Despite the multi-million dollar verdict, MP3Skull continued to operate using a variety of new domain names, which were subsequently targeted by the RIAA’s legal team. As the site refused to shut down, the RIAA eventually moved up the chain targeting CDN provider Cloudflare with the permanent injunction. The RIAA argued that Cloudflare was operating “in active concert or participation” with the pirates. Cloudflare objected and argued that the DMCA shielded the company from the broad blocking requirements. However, the court ruled that the DMCA doesn’t apply in this case, opening the door to widespread anti-piracy filtering. The court stressed that, before issuing an injunction against Cloudflare, it still had to be determined whether the CDN provider is “in active concert or participation” with the pirate site. […] Cloudflare now wants the dangerous anti-piracy filtering order to be thrown out. The company submitted a motion to vacate the order late last week, arguing that the issue is moot. In fact, it has been for a while for some of the contended domain names. The CDN provider says it researched the domain names listed in the injunction and found that only three of the twenty domains used Cloudflare’s services at the time the RIAA asked the court to clarify its order. Some had never used CloudFlare’s services at all, they say.

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Motorola Unveils the Moto Z2 Force, a Smartphone With Double the Cameras and a Shatterproof Screen

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Motorola has announced a new flagship smartphone that will be available on every major U.S. carrier. Some of the noteworthy specifications include a nearly indestructible screen and dual rear-facing camera sensors. The Verge reports: The Moto Z2 Force is the closest thing to a flagship phone that Motorola has released this year, and it’s got all the hardware specs to show for it: inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It runs Android 7.1 with a promised upgrade to Android O to come. That’s all standard fare for an expensive 2017 smartphone, and the Z2 Force is certainly expensive at around $720. It’s priced even higher on some carriers like AT&T ($810). This version is much thinner than last year’s phone, but that sleek design comes with a significant sacrifice in battery capacity; the Z2 Force has a 2,730mAh battery compared to the 3,500mAh battery in the old Moto Z Force. Between this and the Moto Z2 Play, Motorola sure does seem obsessed with slimming things down lately, and what are we gaining? Oh, there’s no headphone jack on this thing either. Be prepared to go wireless or live the dongle life.

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FP in Scala for OOP Programmers (Part 1)

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Have you ever been to a Scala conference and told yourself, "I have no idea what this guy is talking about?" Did you nervously look around and see everyone smiling, saying, "Yeah, that’s obvious?" If so this post is for you. Otherwise, just skip it. You already know FP in Scala.

This post is optimistic, and although I’m not going to say functional programming in Scala is easy, our target is to understand it, so bear with me. Let’s face the truth: functional programming in Scala is difficult if you are just another working class programmer coming mainly from a Java background. If you came from a Haskell background, then, hell, it’s easy. If you come from a heavy math background, then hell yes it’s easy! But if you are a standard working-class Java backend engineer with an OOP design background, then hell yeah it’s difficult.

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India’s Transport Minister Vows To Ban Self-Driving Cars To Save Jobs

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Companies in the United States, Germany, Japan, and other countries are racing to develop self-driving cars. But India’s top transportation regulator says that those cars won’t be welcome on Indian streets any time soon. “We won’t allow driverless cars in India,” said Nitin Gadkari, India’s minister for Road Transport, Highways, and Shipping, according to the Hindustan Times. “I am very clear on this. We won’t allow any technology that takes away jobs.” Gadkari is taking a very different approach from politicians in the United States, where both the Obama and Trump administrations have been keen to promote the development of self-driving vehicles. “We are bullish on automated vehicles,” said Obama Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last year. His successor, Elaine Chao, has also signaled support for self-driving technology, while also expressing concerns about safety risks and potential job losses.

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Killing Floor 2 coming to Xbox One next month

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Team-based zombie-killing slaughterfest Killing Floor 2 is coming to Xbox One on 29th August, publisher Tripwire Interactive has announced.

The downside is that this Xbox One version will be a little more expensive at £34.99 than its £19.99 Steam and £29.99 PS4 counterparts, but the good news is it will come with all the previously released DLC packs like The Tropical Bash, The Descent and elements of The Summer Sideshow.

One exclusive (or at least timed-exclusive) perk of this Xbox One edition of Killing Floor 2 is a new weapon: the Freezethrower. This liquid nitrogen gun will freeze foes, allowing you to then shatter their immobile bodies. The Freezethrower will also have eight different skins.

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Simplicity and Adaptability in API Design

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How do you like your model and API? Detailed with separate classes, or more uniform and lightweight with fewer classes, but with heavier objects, where some of the properties are optional? Well, there is a delicate line in interface design between simplicity and adaptability, and it is up to you to decide on what is a viable design- just enough design to satisfy your needs, but keeping in mind you might need to extend it in the future. Let’s step up for an example and see what I’m talking about. This is an open discussion; I like to hear thoughts and refine and tune my thinking, so I hope you have much to say about it. We are using the Scala language for compactness of the example, but this does not mean it’s useful only for Scala- it’s just an example.

Step 1: Simple Single Data Class

We’ll start by exploring a simple design. We have a process and we want to report on it’s progress, therefore, our domain model will communicate that we have a process together with its relevant properties. We are following the Domain Driven Design concept- the bounded context.

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Trump Says Apple’s Tim Cook Has Promised Him He’d Build Three US Factories: ‘Big, Big, Big’

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook has committed to build three big manufacturing plants in the U.S., a surprising statement that would help fulfill his administration’s economic goal of reviving American manufacturing. From a report: Apple CEO Tim Cook called Trump to share that the iPhone-maker would do more manufacturing domestically, Trump told WSJ. “I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he’s promised me three big plants — big, big, big,” Trump was quoted as saying. Apple has already said that it would start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. With its wide network of developers, Apple has already created two million jobs in the United States, according to Cook.

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5 Elements of a Perfect Pull Request

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Raise your hand if you remember the days of in-person code reviews. You may recall entire afternoons spent checking out changes from SVN, running them locally, and making notes of areas that could be improved. Next, you’d spend another hour or two in a room with your team discussing suggestions live. Once changes were incorporated, the whole process would begin again until it was finally time to merge. Ah merging… never fun and often times a total nightmare.

Quality time with the team is great and all, but we sure are glad those days are over. Thanks to the rise of distributed version control (DVCS), like Git, the peer feedback process has vastly improved. Git’s ability to branch and merge easily has made it possible to review smaller sets of changes more often. This type of code review is based on a concept known as pull requests. Pull requests provide a forum to discuss proposed changes to your codebase before they’re merged into shared branches (e.g. before merging a feature branch into master).

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Protecting the Ocean with Big Data: Humans of the Year
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Douglas McCauley is a Santa Barbara-based marine scientist who is looking to technology for new ways to take on some of the ocean’s biggest challenges. Along with his colleagues at the Benioff Ocean Initiative (BOI)—a UCSB-based collaboration between marine biologists, … Read More

The Pinball Doctors: The Last Arcade Technicians in NYC
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Pinball was once an American obsession. Now, the arcade classic is making a comeback, but the repair technicians skilled enough to repair these complex machines are limited. In this episode of State of Repair, Motherboard talks to two remaining pinball … Read More

Using Drones for Good with Rhianna Lakin: Humans of the Year
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Rhianna Lakin is the force behind the leading online community for women interested in drones. She’s proactively carved out a space for women in a male dominated industry and is challenging drone pilots everywhere to use the technology for good. … Read More

Jeff Raymond, Farming For Mars’ (And Humanity’s) Future: Humans Of The Year
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Jeff and Alicia Raymond are farming for the future. As climate change and accelerating population growth contribute to increasing food scarcity, people like Jeff are turning their minds to practical innovations. Jeff and Alicia have created a fully self-sufficient ecosystem … Read More

The Virus That Kills Drug-Resistant Superbugs
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill 23,000 people every year in the United States, and the United Nations estimates that by 2050, more people will die from antibiotic-resistant infections than currently die from cancer. Discovered 100 years ago, bacteriophages—viruses that eat bacteria—might provide … Read More

The Two-Legged Robots Walking Into the Future
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Creating a walking robot is no easy task. But despite numerous efforts throughout the years, people are still trying to create robots that can truly walk around our environments like we do. Motherboard met with Agility Robotics, a small start … Read More

How to Turn a Router Into Part of a Botnet (Livestream)
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Today Rick Ramgattie will assess the security of the D-Link DIR-865L router to show how he can chain vulnerabilities in both its web and storage interfaces to get root shell access. This would give an attacker full access to the … Read More

Meet the People Building Their Own Internet in Detroit
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When it comes to the Internet, our connections are generally controlled by telecom companies. But a group of people in Detroit is trying to change that. Motherboard met with the members of the Equitable Internet Initiative (EII), a group that … Read More

Motherboard Hacking Livestream: Hacking Routers And Monitoring Traffic
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Today we’re going to hack a router with client-side authentication using http traffic inspector (e.g. BURP Suite) and a browser. Many commercially available small-office and home routers perform authentication on the client-browser, which is weak and may be breached easily. This can … Read More

Motherboard Hacking Livestream: Cracking MMORPGs
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Today we’re going to hack a router with Client-side authentication using http traffic inspector (e.g. BURP Suite) and a browser. Many commercially available small-office and home routers perform authentication on the client-browser, which is weak and may be breached easily. This can … Read More

Building a DIY Laptop Battery Powerwall To Go Off the Grid
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The rechargeable batteries in your laptop, your cell phone, your headphones: all of these can be used to power your life and take you off the grid. DIY Powerwalls – rechargeable lithium-ion battery installations, made from recycled batteries – are … Read More

Nuclear Fusion Energy: The Race to Create a Star on Earth
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If the processes powering the fusion reactor at the Sun’s core could be recreated on Earth, it would be one of the most important events in the history of our species. Nuclear fusion power plants could end our dependency on … Read More

Can a Normal Person Upgrade the RAM in the 2017 21.5″ iMac?
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Motherboard EIC Jason Koebler tests whether he — as a novice — is able to replace the RAM in his brand new, 21.5 inch iMac. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://ift.tt/110J9Nz Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://ift.tt/ZPHrSg Instagram: http://ift.tt/1paT9zP More … Read More

Clues To Life on Mars May Live in the Mine-Dwelling Devil Worm
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A mile under the Earth’s crust, inside the gold mines of South Africa, lie the deepest living animals on the planet. These creatures are called nematodes and they’re the tiniest multicellular worms on Earth. The discovery of these worms thriving … Read More

Dear Future (Trailer)
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Dear Future is Motherboard and CNET’s new documentary series built on the premise that technology and science are still capable of wowing us. Fusion energy, DIY off-grid energy systems, decentralized mesh networks, the search for life on other planets, and … Read More

Drag Racing With DIY Drone Engineer Zoe Stumbaugh
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The ubiquity of drones in the modern world has recently birthed a new sport: drone racing. Motherboard’s Erik Franco went to meet drone racing ‘it’ girl Zoe Stumbaugh as she prepares for a major race and competes with the fastest … Read More

A Counterfeit iPhone 8 That Doesn’t Turn On and Does Nothing: The Motherboard Review
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As we near the release of the iPhone 8, Motherboard editor-in-chief, Jason Koebler, wanted to get a sneak peak so he ordered a dummy model from China. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2wYlX8W Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://ift.tt/110J9Nz Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard … Read More

Miami’s Most Powerful Speedboats
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In this episode of Speed Daemons, we explore how Miami’s natural environment and complex history led to its love affair with speedboats. We met with the racers, manufactures, and stuntmen who are the center of Miami’s speedboat obsession. Our host … Read More