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Category: Electronics Engineering

When the Internet (Officially) Became the Public Square

Souvenir Postcard by unknown Sometimes, well-intended efforts to prevent unacceptable behavior run into the reality of what it means to have an open and free society. That is what happened at the Supreme Court on Monday. The Supreme Court issued an opinion confirming something we at Cloudflare have long believed — that the First Amendment protects access to the Internet. Using sweeping language, Justice Kennedy compared internet access to access to a street or park, “essential venues for public gatherings…

Top 7 Free Android Apps For Job Seekers

The era of newspapers with job offers is gone away. Today, everyone is looking for new career opportunities using websites or application that can be installed directly on the smartphone. Websites are great, especially if you have direct access to them and have enough time to check them for new vacancies. However, most of us are too busy to do that, thus we need something less time consuming and more effective. Just like the apps. Why Apps are Better If…

Ship autopilot steers during evasive manoeuvres and docking

Demo: control room for an autonomous ship. Credit: Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing safe steering for the remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships of the future. The new technology has been developed for navigation systems and ship autopilots, which steer ships automatically. The ships of the future will largely be controlled by artificial intelligence. However, these autonomous unmanned vessels must be monitored and controlled on demand by land-based professionals. This trend sets…

Watching cities grow—New algorithms for evaluating satellite data

Using the new satellite tomography, researchers can map the city of Berlin in 3-D and deformation and subsidence down to the millimeter. Credit: DLR & TUM Three million measurement points in one square kilometer: Prof. Xiaoxiang Zhu and her team have set a world record in information retrieval from satellite data. Thanks to new algorithms, the researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) succeeded in making four-dimensional point clouds of Berlin, Las Vegas, Paris and Washington, D.C. from images…

Emoji in the editor! 🍾 🙌 🎉 – Medium Engineering

Last week I was blocked on product development, so I added an :emoji: typeahead to the Medium editor, because I was tired of ^⌘[space]ing. 🙅🕒 Try it out! Type a colon, followed by the name of your favorite emoji into any Medium post. (Here’s a cheat sheet.) Context We already implicitly allow emoji in the editor. We even gracefully handle multi-character emoji like 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 and 🇦🇺 when you backspace and arrow around. Which… git blame → Nick Santos, obviously. 🙏 The…

World’s largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments finds it is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs — ScienceDaily

The world’s largest randomized controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. Led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain. But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four Melbourne hospitals, showed pain management remains a critical issue, with…

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: A Paragraph to Ponder

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: A Paragraph to Ponder A Paragraph to Ponder From the Wall Street Journal by Lawrence Haas – a review of Edward Luce’s The Retreat of Western Liberalism – ” . . . every single of America’s 493 wealthiest counties, almost all of them urban, voted for Hillary Clinton.  The remaining 2,623 counties, most of them suburban or small-town, went for Donald Trump.” Source link…

Building a Sandbox Dashboard Pt. 2: Adding a Transactions List

At the end of the last post, we created a basic copy of your Square Dashboard that was able to retrieve your location information. In this post we’ll use Square’s transaction reporting APIs to list out completed transactions within the sandbox account. Let’s take a look at the work we’ve done so far: We have a page with a layout similar to Dashboard with only one tab: Locations. We also have a couple input fields to add in your access…