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[session] #DeepLearning, Trading & #FinTech | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #ML

Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development at qplum, will discuss the transformational impact of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in making trading a scientific process. This focus on learning a hierarchical set of concepts is truly making investing a scientific process, a utility. read more
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TSX hovers near break-even point, Canadian dollar stays flat

TSX hovers near break-even point, Canadian dollar stays flat
Toronto Star - 26 minutes agoCanada's main stock index has been hovering near the break-even point today. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 4.02 points to 15,582.78 after 90 minutes of trading.
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TSX hovers near break-even point, Canadian dollar stays flat

Canadian dollar and business outlook

Canadian dollar and business outlook
Manitoba Co-operator - 58 minutes agoWINNIPEG, March 31 - The Canadian dollar advanced against its US counterpart in early activity on Friday. US consumer spending data disappointed analysts, which put the Canadian dollar under pressure. The country's consumer spending came in at 0.1 ...
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Canadian dollar and business outlook

Engineering the Chaski Relay: A Touchscreen Game at the National Museum of American Indian

On visiting The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, it is impossible not be taken by the sheer scale of the Inka Road. Qhapaq Ñan, or the Road of the Inka, is a 25,000-mile long road system that fed the rapid expansion of the Inka Empire in the 14th and 15th centuries. It connected distant towns and settlements in the Andes, snaking up and down mountains, bridging impossible valleys, and traversing lush agricultural fields and terraces. In 2014, the road was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.The Great Inka Road moved goods and people, of course, but it was also a vital conduit for communication. The system stretched north and south along the Andes, from modern-day Ecuador to the middle of Chile. Pre-internet, pre-telephone, pre-tattooed bike courier, information was passed through a network of chaskis—young men who acted as long distance relay runners. Each chaski ran 10 to 15 miles to the next chas…

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? | @BigDataExpo #BigData #BusinessIntelligence

My daughter is taking a class on entrepreneurship in her senior year of high school (yep, that’s the Silicon Valley for you). She loves the class, the energy of the teacher, and the creativity associated with the subject. As a result, we have had several conversations about what does it mean to be an entrepreneur. While I am sure there are folks more qualified than me to define what it means to be an entrepreneur, I’ve run into enough of those folks over the years to believe that I have a pretty decent perspective. read more
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Can Alexa Lie? | @ThingsExpo #ML #IoT #M2M #ArtificialIntelligence

There was a recent tabloid piece featuring a video of a woman asking Alexa if it was connected to the CIA. At the time, the Echo Dot she was speaking to did not respond to the question. She asked a few times, and each time the Echo was silent. Conspiracy theorists weighed in. It was an amusing video, but the Daily Mail’s clickbait headline raises a legitimate question: Can Alexa lie? According to Amazon, you can “use the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to add intelligent voice control to any connected product that has a microphone and speaker.” Alexa uses machine learning to help it recognize what you say (Automatic Speech Recognition) and understand the question (Natural Language Understanding) and then routes your information as requested. read more
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[HDGEM] Google’s Safe Browsing technology examines billions of URLs per day looking for unsafe websites.

Google's Safe Browsing technology examines billions of URLs per day looking for unsafe websites.

Google announced that they updated the site status tool with a "cleaner UI, easier-to-interpret language, and more precise results." This tool is used to help site owners or site visitors to see the safety status of a web page without actually having to go visit the page.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/31/2017 03:43:00 AM

Java vs. Python: Which One Is Best for You? | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Java #Python

Few questions in software development are more divisive or tribal than choice of programming language. Software developers often identify strongly with their tools of choice, freely mixing objective facts with subjective preference. The last decade, however, has seen an explosion both in the number of languages used in production and the number of languages an individual developer is likely to employ day to day. That means that language affiliations are sometimes spread more loosely and broadly across different codebases, frameworks, and platforms. Modern projects and modern developers are increasingly polyglot—able to draw on more languages and libraries than ever before. Informed choice still has a part to play. read more
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[HDGEM] How to fix scroll bar missing problem on Mac

Click the Apple menu at the top-left of the screen, then select System Preferences.Next, select the General preferences pane; it's the very first one, up at the top.Under the "Show scroll bars" heading, you'll find three options: "Automatically based on input device," "When scrolling," and "Always."Go ahead and select that last "Always" option. You're done!

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/30/2017 10:13:00 AM

Canadian dollar advances; TSX drops 5 points

Canadian dollar advances; TSX drops 5 points
Times Colonist - 14 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar was trading at 75.24 cents US, up 0.24 of a U.S. cent from Wednesday's close. The May crude contract was up 62 cents at US$50.13 per barrel and May natural gas contracts were down one cent at US$3.22 per mmBTU.
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Canadian dollar advances; TSX drops 5 points

Canadian dollar and business outlook

Canadian dollar and business outlook
Grainews - 49 minutes agoWINNIPEG, March 30 - The Canadian dollar was stronger against its US counterpart in early activity on Thursday. The commodity-linked loonie was underpinned by advances in the crude oil market. Canadian Dollar Advances On Rising Oil Prices - RTT News
Loonie Gains with Oil - Baystreet.ca

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Canadian dollar and business outlook

DevOps Strategy Gives Grocery Retailer Food for Thought | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Retailers are witnessing a rising trend towards customers ordering food online and requesting hybrid delivery, such as home delivery, picking up from stores or dedicated pickup points. In light of this and other emerging innovations, retailers need to develop and deploy new applications quickly to support new customer-oriented services that maximize user convenience. If they fail, customers will turn to competitors offering the service capability they want and likely never return. read more
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Digital Transformation: Two Words Don’t Fit All, or Do They? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Digital transformation. It’s only two simple words, but in the increasingly complex, customer-centric enterprise IT landscape, it’s a phrase that carries multiple meanings — to the point where some would probably observe, tongue-in-cheek, that it doesn’t mean anything anymore. It’d be hard to argue that “digital transformation” hasn’t been pushed into buzzword territory by those of us who write about business IT, but I feel like that speaks more of the concept’s genuine relevance and importance to the success of today’s digital first enterprises than just simple hype. The sports media talks about the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavs, and their superstar players a lot, too. read more
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[session] Trends in #WebRTC Development | @ThingsExpo #IoT #RTC #UCaaS

What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information, read more
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[HDGEM] Microsoft’s latest upgrade to Windows 10 - intimidating

The new "Creators Update" for Windows 10 – its third major upgrade since the system launched in 2015 – adds a function that lets users turn their smartphones into 3D scanners, then import those 3D images into their computers.

It also adds support for virtual reality and mixed reality headsets.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 08:48:00 PM

[HDGEM] What Is Data Serialization

Serialization is: the process of translating data structures or object state into a format that can be stored (for example, in a file or memory buffer, or transmitted across a network connection link) and reconstructed later in the same or another computer environment.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 07:21:00 PM

[HDGEM] PivotTables are a great way to summarize, analyze, explore, and present your data

You can create PivotTables with just a few clicks in Excel.  PivotTables are highly flexible and can be quickly adjusted depending on how you need to display your results.
You can also create PivotCharts based on PivotTables that will automatically update when your PivotTables do. 

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 02:06:00 PM

Loonie holds its ground against stronger US dollar

Loonie holds its ground against stronger US dollar
The Globe and Mail - 5 hours agoThe Canadian dollar was little changed on Wednesday against its broadly stronger U.S. counterpart as prices of oil, one of Canada's major exports, rose for the second straight day. Quiet Week for Loonie - Baystreet.ca

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Loonie holds its ground against stronger US dollar

[HDGEM] Types of Marketing campaigns

Regular CampaignsPlain-Text CampaignsRSS CampaignsA/B Testing Campaigns
    RSS campaigns allow you to automate your marketing campaigns by combining content from an RSS feed with user-friendly templates. 

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 12:38:00 PM

[HDGEM] Chatbots are programs pretending to be people that you can interact with through text or even voice.

You can talk to these chatbots in your messaging apps, much like you would any other contact in your list, to get the day's news or even get something done.
In the context of conversational commerce, where messaging apps become a bridge between consumers and businesses, chatbots seem to be the best answer for ecommerce business owners to manage thousands of one-to-one conversations with customers.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 12:31:00 PM

[HDGEM] Different types of learning styles

Intrapersonal: Can understand one's own emotions, wants, and desires and control them as needed.Interpersonal: Can recognize, understand, and influence other people's emotions, wants, and desires.Kinesthetic: Can use their body to convey information and ideas.Linguistic: Can use words (both written and verbal) to express their ideas and learn new concepts.Musical: Can appreciate, create, and reproduce music.Logical-mathematical: Can solve abstract problems, analyze complex information, recognize patterns, and develop calculations.Visual-spatial: Can understand the relationship between images and meanings and objects and space.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 12:23:00 PM

[HDGEM] How to draw a line or shape on Google Maps

On your computer, sign in to My Maps.Open or create a map. A map can have up to 10,000 lines, shapes, or places.Click Draw a line Add line or shape.Select a layer and click where to start drawing. A layer can have 2,000 lines, shapes or places.Click each corner or bend of your line or shape. To move the map, click and hold the mouse.When you're finished drawing, double-click or complete the shape.Give your line or shape a name.When you're done, click Save.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 12:12:00 PM

A Complete Redesign with You in Mind

We’re excited to launch a complete redesign of USDA.gov featuring stronger visual storytelling components, a more modern user-experience with easy to find services and resources, and to top it off, a completely mobile-friendly design.Through careful planning, thoughtful design, and a primary focus on user experience and usability, we’ve taken the best of government and industry expertise and put it into creating our new website.This has been a year-long project, but to do this right, we wanted to make sure we tapped into every possible resource. Throughout the year, we conducted workshops to help define our audiences and develop a new way of organizing the information that matters most to you. We looked at every piece of content and took a ground-up approach to how we manage and deliver that information online, conducting user-testing to refine our strategies, and working with industry experts to bring those plans to reality.The result was Drupal, our new Web Content Management System…

Canadian dollar heading to 62 cents US: Morneau economic advisor

Canadian dollar heading to 62 cents US: Morneau economic advisor
BNN - 18 minutes agoOne of Finance Minister Bill Morneau's top economic advisers is warning of significant downside risk for the Canadian dollar. In an interview on BNN, Starfort Investment Holdings Chairman Ken Courtis said much stronger U.S. growth will spur Janet ...
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Canadian dollar heading to 62 cents US: Morneau economic advisor

TSX rises 46 points; Canadian dollar up

TSX rises 46 points; Canadian dollar up
Times Colonist - 1 hour agoThe Canadian dollar was trading at 74.75 cents US, up 0.03 of a cent from Tuesday. The May crude oil contract was up 68 cents at US$49.05 per barrel and April natural gas contracts were up four cents at US$3.14 per mmBTU. Toronto stock index revives after early dip - Northumberland News

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TSX rises 46 points; Canadian dollar up

[HDGEM] What ISP can possibly do to your data

Sell your browsing history to basically any corporation or government that wants to buy it    Hijack your searches and share them with third parties    Monitor all your traffic by injecting their own malware-filled ads into the websites you visit    Stuff undetectable, un-deletable tracking cookies into all of your non-encrypted traffic    Pre-install software on phones that will monitor all traffic — even HTTPS traffic — before it gets encrypted. AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have already done this with some Android phones.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 08:44:00 AM

[HDGEM] Faster Deploy Times for Large Serverless Services - The Serverless Framework relies on CloudFormation to deploy the service with its infrastructure in a consistent and reliable way.

V1.10 of the Serverless Framework includes an improvement where resources are defined in a way which helps CloudFormation to deploy them in parallel rather than sequentially. Making the deployment process faster.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 08:26:00 AM

[HDGEM] Full Android Support for Jetpack Sites

Significant improvements for Jetpack users in the official WordPress App for Android, available now in the Google Play Store.
This update brings to Jetpack users the same features and functionality that WordPress.com site owners have come to expect on Android including, amongst others, People Management, Site Settings, and Site Icons.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 08:12:00 AM

[HDGEM] Get all the benefits of running your application on the JVM - Spark won't be deprecated tomorrow

Lately, a lot of server-side web development has been taken over by NodeJS, but a growing number of NodeJS developers are using TypeScript and other statically typed languages that compile to JavaScript. Why not go all the way and use a language that was actually designed with types, and intended to run on the server-side? You also get all the benefits of running your application on the JVM, where libraries aren't deprecated every day. If you're coming from ExpressJS, then Spark's syntax will feel very familiar, and unlike a lot of JavaScript web frameworks, Spark won't be deprecated tomorrow.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 08:04:00 AM

[HDGEM] Serverless computing lets you build scalable and cost-effective applications that scale up or down automatically without the need for provisioning, scaling, and managing servers.

You use AWS Lambda to run your application's code and Lambda triggers your code in response to events, such as HTTP requests or changes to data in an Amazon S3 bucket or Amazon DynamoDB table.  You are charged for the duration it takes for your code to execute and the number of times your code is triggered. Since Lambda scales precisely with the size of your workload, you never pay for idle compute.

AWS also provides a set of fully managed services that you can use with Lambda to build serverless applications.  These services let you add database and storage tiers for your application or manage connections and messages from mobile and IoT devices. You can use these services together with Lambda to build applications that don't require provisioning and maintaining servers or administering databases. You also no longer need to worry about application fault tolerance and availability. Instead, AWS provides all of these capabilities for you, allowing you to focus on product i…

[HDGEM] AWS Lambda automatically runs your code without requiring you to provision or manage servers.

No Servers to Manage, Just write the code and upload it to Lambda. Continuous Scaling AWS Lambda automatically scales your application by running code in response to each trigger. Your code runs in parallel and processes each trigger individually, scaling precisely with the size of the workload.

Subsecond Metering With AWS Lambda, you are charged for every 100ms your code executes and the number of times your code is triggered. You don't pay anything when your code isn't running.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 07:59:00 AM

[HDGEM] Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers.

With serverless computing, your application still runs on servers, but all the server management is done by AWS.  At the core of serverless computing is AWS Lambda, which lets you run your code without provisioning or managing servers. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service, and it takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 07:57:00 AM

[HDGEM] Spark - A micro framework for creating web applications in Java 8 with minimal effort

Built for Productivity Spark Framework is a simple and lightweight Java web framework built for rapid development. Spark was originally inspired by the web framework Sinatra, but it's intention isn't to compete with Sinatra, or other similar web frameworks in different languages. Sparks intention is to provide a pure Java alternative for developers that want to (or are required to), develop their web application in Java. Spark is built around Java 8's lambda philosophy, which makes a typical Spark application a lot less verbose than most application written in other Java web frameworks.

Spark focuses on being as simple and straight-forward as possible, without the need for cumbersome (XML) configuration, to enable very fast web application development in pure Java with minimal effort. It's a totally different paradigm when compared to the overuse of annotations for accomplishing pretty trivial stuff seen in other web frameworks.

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[HDGEM] AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) allows you to easily create and manage resources used in your serverless application using AWS CloudFormation.

You can define your serverless application as a SAM template - a JSON or YAML configuration file that describes Lambda function, API endpoints and other resources in your application. 
Using nifty commands, you upload this template to CloudFormation which creates all the individual resources and groups them into a CloudFormation Stack for ease of management. When you update your SAM template, you will re-deploy the changes to this stack. AWS CloudFormation will take care of updating the individual resources for you.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 07:46:00 AM

[HDGEM] You can now develop your AWS Lambda functions using Node.js v6.10.

You simply upload your Node code as a ZIP using the AWS CLI or Lambda console and select the Node.js v6.10 runtime. You can also use the AWS Serverless Application Model to package and deploy Lambda functions. Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 07:44:00 AM

[HDGEM] Emma is a Lightweight Database management tool

Emma is a very basic GUI database manager with all the CRUD(Create, Read, Update, Delete) functionality. One will find it useful for doing simple tasks, such as managing database for learning purposes, performing day to day tasks using a very lightweight GUI and also performing CRUD actions using MySQL queries from the command field. 

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 07:00:00 AM

[HDGEM] Shopify Wholesale for Plus merchants

The Shopify Wholesale channel syncs with online stores and creates a password-protected wholesale store where merchants can invite buyers to purchase products at assigned wholesale prices. All Plus merchants can access the Wholesale channel from the channel addition window in their admin.

https://help.shopify.com/manual/sell-online/wholesale

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 06:32:00 AM

[HDGEM] Ansible is a very flexible and extensible automation tool

Ansible can be used in a lot of different environments that may not fit your preconceived notions of Ansible as an SSH-based tool to configure Linux and Unix systems.  There are many other things you can do with Ansible, and a few ways to further customize and configure how your automation works.

Ansible can help you:

    Manage more than just servers
    Mix on-premise and cloud inventories easily
    Write playbooks in JSON
    Manage Windows machines
    and more...



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 06:29:00 AM

[HDGEM] HelpSocial Open API

HelpSocial, a social media and messaging integration platform provider, has announced the launch of an updated version of the HelpSocial Open API.  The new HelpSocial Open API is modularly built and has been enhanced for improved performance, scalability, and security. The API provides access to all capabilities of the platform. The company has also updated its Connect Dashboard, a standalone Social CRM and command center, that is often considered "a visual menu of the Open API capabilities."

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 06:27:00 AM

[HDGEM] Amazon Connect is a simple to use, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy for you to deliver better customer service at lower cost.

This new service from Amazon Web Services is based on the same contact center technology used by Amazon customer service associates around the world to power millions of customer conversations. Setting up a cloud-based contact center with Amazon Connect is as easy as a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, and agents can begin taking calls within minutes.

Amazon Connect's self-service graphical interface makes it easy for non-technical users to design contact flows, manage agents, and track performance metrics – no specialized skills required. The service also makes it possible to design contact flows that adapt the caller experience, changing based on information retrieved by Amazon Connect from AWS services, like Amazon Redshift, or third-party systems, like CRM or analytics solutions. You can also build natural language contact flows using Amazon Lex, an AI service that has the same automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology and natural language understanding (NLU) th…

Deciding to Insource or Outsource the SOC | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #Analytics

These days attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more common. Mobile devices, cloud computing and the Internet of Things have increased the number of access points that must be secured. To complicate matters, CISOs are been directed to secure system without compromising the seamless experience that customers expect across channels, and if the organization is in a regulated industry, compliance issues likely increase the team’s workload. To best detect threats and respond to incidents quickly, many organizations decide they need a security operations center to provide proper protection and continuous prevention. Then they must decide whether to build an internal Security Operations Center (SOC) or outsource. read more
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[HDGEM] How to Use Night Shift in Mac OS

Go to the  Apple menu and choose "System Preferences"Select "Displays" and choose the "Night Shift" tabPull down the "Schedule" tab and select either "Sunset to Sunrise" or "Custom" Next adjust the "Color Temperature" to suit your preferences, as you slide the dial you will notice a the screen warmth will change to preview the setting 

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/29/2017 02:48:00 AM

[HDGEM] There are three types of authentication

Something you know: a password, PIN, zip code or answer to a question (mother's maiden name, name of pet, and so on)Something you have: a phone, credit card or fobSomething you are: a biometric such as a fingerprint, retina, face or voice

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/28/2017 07:54:00 PM

Toronto stock index gains on higher energy prices; dollar dips

Toronto stock index gains on higher energy prices; dollar dips
Times Colonist - 12 hours agoTORONTO - Rising oil prices helped lift Canada's largest stock index higher Tuesday, while the Dow Jones average snapped an eight-day losing streak amid strong consumer confidence and renewed optimism about U.S.
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Toronto stock index gains on higher energy prices; dollar dips

Is #Blockchain Enabler of Data Monetization? | @CloudExpo #BigData #FinTech

Special thanks for the help on this blog to the coolest, most hip group of industry experts that I have ever met: the Pathfinders. The Pathfinders is an elite forces group of master system engineers inside of Dell EMC who tackle our customers’ most difficult and inspiring challenges. I am honored to be part of that club! Suppose an autonomous vehicle learns of a more efficient route and wants sell this knowledge to other autonomous cars for a fee (using blockchain to handle machine to machine transaction). Suppose the autonomous vehicle could start to monetize itself; to self-fund its own operations and the acquisition of goods and services such as gas, repairs or vehicle upgrades (using blockchain to conduct commerce). Now suppose the autonomous vehicle could couple real-time analytics of vehicle performance and maintenance with real-time bidding for maintenance servicing and replacement parts (blockchain inserted again). Lastly, think “intelligent” vehicle depreciation and salvage v…

What Are Containers? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Kubernetes

End-user experience is everything when it comes to facilitating workplace productivity. You could deploy or develop the most powerful applications anyone has ever seen-but they won't do any good if they offer a poor experience. This is a major reason why applications are moving to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS cloud computing models. The cloud simplifies applications on the back end, which translates to smoother end-user experiences. But as cloud apps integrate more services and user bases diversify, IT has to do more to streamline application platforms. Enter container technology. read more
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[HDGEM] VisualVM includes a profiler that enables you to profile applications running on a local JVM.

Profiling an Application You access the profiling controls in the Profiler tab of the application tab. The profiler enables you to analyze memory usage and CPU performance of local applications.

Launch a local Java application. (Start the application with the -Xshare:off argument.)Under the Local node in the Applications window, right-click the application node and choose Open to open the application tab.Click the Profiler tab in the application tab.Click Memory or CPU in the Profiler tab. When you choose a profiling task, VisualVM displays the profiling data in the Profiler tab.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/28/2017 01:59:00 PM

Beware Your Digital Blind Spot | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Agile #DigitalTransformation

By now, every company in the world is on the lookout for the digital disruption that will threaten their existence. In study after study, executives believe that technology has either already disrupted their industry, is in the process of disrupting it or will disrupt it in the near future. As a result, every organization is taking steps to prepare for or mitigate unforeseen disruptions. Yet in almost every industry, the disruption trend continues unabated. read more
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North American stock indexes register gains, Canadian dollar up a nudge

North American stock indexes register gains, Canadian dollar up a nudge
TheChronicleHerald.ca - 30 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar was trading at 74.81 cents US, up 0.05 of a cent from Monday's close. The May crude contract was up 94 cents at US$48.67 per barrel and April natural gas contracts were up one cent at US$3.06 per mmBTU.
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North American stock indexes register gains, Canadian dollar up a nudge

The Rewards of #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #ContinuousDelivery

There’s no shortage of DevOps stories, but every so often one blows me away, like the one I heard last week at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona. Societe Generale, one of the world’s largest banks with almost 150,000 employees in over 50 countries, is a story about a broad ranging, comprehensive, hugely successful transformation that provides a model for other large organizations wanting to realize the benefits of DevOps and Continuous Delivery. read more
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Making a Difference in Tech: #YesWeCode | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet

InformationWeek recently ran an article I wrote that describes CollabNet's work with non-profit #YesWeCode. This Dream Corps initiative aims to help young adults find careers and success in the tech industry. In the article, I address the growing need for new talent in the tech industry: "The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that there will be one million more IT jobs than computer science students in the U.S. by 2020. The software development field in particular is expected to see a much higher than average growth rate of 17 percent." read more
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Climbing gold, resource stocks give Toronto stock market a boost

Climbing gold, resource stocks give Toronto stock market a boost
Times Colonist - 6 hours agoIn currencies, the Canadian dollar was trading at 74.76 cents US, up 0.02 of a U.S. cent. Oil prices, which usually trades in tandem with the loonie, were lower. REFILE-CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures lower after Trump's healthcare setback - Nasdaq
CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures lower after Trump's healthcare setback - Times of India

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Climbing gold, resource stocks give Toronto stock market a boost

TSX closes 63 points higher; Canadian dollar up slightly

TSX closes 63 points higher; Canadian dollar up slightly
Times Colonist - 15 minutes agoThe Dow Jones industrial average fell 45.74 points to 20,550.98, the S&P 500 index lost 2.39 points to 2,341.59 and the Nasdaq composite index was ahead 11.63 points to 5,840.37.
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TSX closes 63 points higher; Canadian dollar up slightly

Interoute @CloudExpo "Bronze Sponsor" | @Interoute #IoT #DevOps #Serverless

SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centers across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. read more
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[HDGEM] Google disclosed their intent to deprecate and remove trust in Symantec-issued certificates

Google's notice says Symantec allowed at least four parties access to their infrastructure in order to issue certificates, but didn't oversee the granted access sufficiently as required and expected. "These issues, and the corresponding failure of appropriate oversight, spanned a period of several years, and were trivially identifiable from the information publicly available or that Symantec shared," Google's notice states.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/27/2017 09:42:00 AM

[HDGEM] Cloud native applications are being developed and deployed following DevOps principles

IT organizations are changing the way modern applications are being built and deployed. Cloud native applications are being developed and deployed following DevOps principles, which mandate agile development, rapid-fire and continuous deployment, continuous integration, and much more. 

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 3/27/2017 09:27:00 AM

Toronto stock index up as US markets fall, Canadian dollar flat

Toronto stock index up as US markets fall, Canadian dollar flat
Winnipeg Free Press - 24 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar was trading at 74.75 cents US, up 0.01 of a cent from Friday's close. The May crude contract was down 55 cents at US$47.42 per barrel and April natural gas contracts were up two cents at US$3.10 per mmBTU.
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Toronto stock index up as US markets fall, Canadian dollar flat

Canadian dollar edges higher against weaker greenback

Canadian dollar edges higher against weaker greenback
The Globe and Mail - 23 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar strengthened slightly on Monday against its U.S. counterpart as an uncertain outlook for U.S. fiscal stimulus weighed broadly on the greenback, offsetting lower prices for oil, one of Canada's major exports.
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[HDGEM] Security researchers from Cybellum have discovered another technique cyber criminals can use to take over your computer.

The zero-day attack called DoubleAgent exploits Microsoft's Application Verifier tool, which developers use to detect and fix bugs in their apps. Developers have to load a DLL into their applications to check them, and Cybellum's researchers found that hackers can use the tool to inject their own DLLs instead of the one Microsoft provides. In fact, the team proved that the technique can be used to hijack anti-virus applications and turn them into malware. The corrupted app can then be used to take control of computers running any version of Windows from XP to the latest release of Windows 10.

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[HDGEM] Mobile email messages

Every year the adoption of mobile devices continues to fly even higher than the year before. And when it comes to email marketing, more than half of messages are opened on mobile devices before they're ever seen on a desktop. In 2016, open rates reached 68 percent.

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Partners @Interoute and @Rancher_Labs | @CloudExpo #DevOps #Serverless

Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The integration of Rancher software with Interoute Digital Platform gives developers access to a managed container platform that sits on a global privately networked cloud, enabling true distributed computing.” read more
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[HDGEM] Financial topics at home

While all parents thought that financial education was important to the well being of their children, few actively taught financial topics at home, or felt empowered or sufficiently skilled to do so.

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[HDGEM] Got SHA-1 collision

Git stores all data in "objects." Each object is named after the SHA-1 hash of its contents, and objects refer to each other by their SHA-1 hashes. If two distinct objects have the same hash, this is known as a collision. Git can only store one half of the colliding pair, and when following a link from one object to the colliding hash name, it can't know which object the name was meant to point to.

Two objects colliding accidentally is exceedingly unlikely. If you had five million programmers each generating one commit per second, your chances of generating a single accidental collision before the Sun turns into a red giant and engulfs the Earth is about 50%.

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[HDGEM] AdWords offers four different ad rotation settings

Optimize for clicks, optimize for conversions, rotate evenly, and rotate indefinitely.

While there are use cases for each of the four options, the recommended approach is either optimize for clicks or optimize for conversions.

If you're tracking conversions, you should optimize toward them. This option takes both clickthrough rate (CTR) and conversion rate into consideration to give preference to ads that are expected to provide more conversions.

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Explore How Digital Disruption Demands Hybrid IT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Trends as Internet of things (IoT), distributed IT, data sovereignty requirements, and pervasive security concerns are combining to challenge how IT operates. Thanks to adoption of hybrid IT, tech organizations are shifting to become strategists and internal service providers. To help us define a new ideology for hybrid IT, we're joined by Neil Thurston, Chief Technologist for the Hybrid IT Practice at Logicalis Group in the UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. read more
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CAMS Critical to #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Docker #AI #Microservices

DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we’ve seen a lot of focus on the “A” and even on the “M”, there are very few examples of why the “C" is equally important in the DevOps equation. In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success. read more
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IBM Named "Diamond Sponsor" of @CloudExpo NY and CA | #AI #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises. read more
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[session] @Docker Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit @OutlyerApp #AI #Monitoring

Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your environments. read more
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Announcing @Loom_Systems to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY | #AI #Analytics

SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, Loom Systems works with customers across industries around the world. read more
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JavaScript Errors | @DevOpsSummit @Dynatrace #JavaScript #AI #WebPerf

These days we are moving more and more logic towards the user into the browser to achieve higher performance and better user experience. There are Single Page Application frameworks like AngularJS, React, Ember and others supporting this trend. If it works, everything is fine. But with this trend a JavaScript error can become a website killer. What does this mean? Below you can see the same page twice, but depending on the browser used, you get a product list from which you can make a selection…or NOT! The difference is the result of a simple JavaScript error! read more
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Continuous Intelligence of @SumoLogic | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #AI #ML

New levels of insight and intelligence into what really goes on underneath the covers of modern applications help ensure that apps are built, deployed, and operated properly. We’ll now explore how these new levels of insight and intelligence into what really goes on underneath the covers of modern applications help ensure that apps are built, deployed, and operated properly. read more
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Ten Attributes of #Serverless | @CloudExpo #FaaS #AI #Lambda #OpenWhisk

Serverless Computing or Functions as a Service (FaaS) is gaining momentum. Amazon is fueling the innovation by expanding Lambda to edge devices and content distribution network. IBM, Microsoft, and Google have their own FaaS offerings in the public cloud. There are over half-a-dozen open source serverless projects that are getting the attention of developers. This year, expect to see new platforms emerging in read more
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[HDGEM] IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 is available for download!

In addition to many important bug fixes, this massive update brings lots of improvements to supported languages, frameworks, and built-in tools.

Java 9: The latest builds of JDK 9 are fully supported, with assisted project import and coding assistance for editing module declarations. Built-in inspections validate module declarations and provide quick-fixes for adjusting project dependencies.
Java 8: Quick-fixes that help migrate for loops to Stream API calls have been improved and now support more sophisticated scenarios. We've also added a quick-fix that turns Stream API calls back into for loops, which is handy for debugging or exploring code.
Async-aware debugger: Async stacktraces is a new feature that substitutes parts of a stack trace related to asynchronous code execution with data captured from where that code is invoked. This helps you focus on what you're debugging. An improved Smart Step Into also supports asynchronous code and lambda expressions running on other…

[HDGEM] A London-based hacker group, calling itself the Turkish Crime Family, has claimed to have access to 250 million Apple accounts

A London-based hacker group, calling itself the Turkish Crime Family, has claimed to have access to 250 million Apple accounts
The hackers are threatening to reset the passwords on those iCloud accounts and remotely wipe iPhones if Apple doesn't pay a ransom by April 7. Those…
https://www.hqgem.com/a-london-based-hacker-group-calling-itself-the-turkish-crime-family-has-claimed-to-have-access-to-250-million-apple-accounts/

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Explore How Digital Disruption Demands Hybrid IT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Trends as Internet of things (IoT), distributed IT, data sovereignty requirements, and pervasive security concerns are combining to challenge how IT operates. Thanks to adoption of hybrid IT, tech organizations are shifting to become strategists and internal service providers. To help us define a new ideology for hybrid IT, we're joined by Neil Thurston, Chief Technologist for the Hybrid IT Practice at Logicalis Group in the UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. read more
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