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Uefa defends Europa League final venue

BBC UK Ed. - 9 hours 26 min ago
Uefa defends its decision to host the Europa League final between Liverpool and Sevilla at the 35,000-seater St Jakob Park.
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Baby names generated by a neural network

BoingBoing - 9 hours 28 min ago

In 2015, Stanford computer science PhD candidate Andrej Karpathy decided to test out some neural network tools he'd been experimenting with, and set them to generating plausible baby names. (more…)

Categories: Crunknet

PDFpen 8 and PDFpen Pro 8 review: Corporate-grade PDF handling at a small-business price

MacWorld - 9 hours 29 min ago

Portable Document Format (PDF) files are ubiquitous, and we’re often called upon to fill them in, or have the strong desire (or a job requirement) to mark them up and pass them on to other people. Apple’s Preview has decent core PDF support, but it’s often frustrating to use and its annotation and editing tools are weak and basic. Adobe, the creator of PDF, will sell you or rent you its Acrobat software, which is expensive and powerful—and remains baffling across each of the multiple major revisions it’s made to the user interface over a decade.

This is why I’ve turned to Smile’s PDFpen and PDFpen Pro for many years. Version 8 is now out, and it builds on existing strengths, offering high-end features without a sky-high price: It’s $75 for the regular edition and $125 for Pro. (Multi-license pricing is available.) PDFpen Pro includes all of the basic PDFpen’s features and adds a wide variety with more niche appeal, such as Excel file export and autogenerated form fields.

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VIDEO: The 'terrifying' journey out of Canada's wildfires

BBC UK Ed. - 9 hours 41 min ago
Spreading wildfires in the Canadian province of Alberta have forced more people from their homes.
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2,000 US doctors endorse Sanders' single-payer healthcare proposal

BoingBoing - 9 hours 42 min ago

An editorial in The American Journal of Public Health, signed by 2,000 MDs, endorses Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" single-payer healthcare system. (more…)

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Community college evicts daycare center to make room for Goldman Sachs

BoingBoing - 9 hours 52 min ago

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo -- a former venture capitalist who invested state funds with hedge funds during her tenure as state treasurer -- invited Goldman Sachs to set up a partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island, then kicked out the college's daycare center to make room for Goldman staffers to work. (more…)

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Airstrikes Kill Dozens at IDP Camp in Syria

ForeignPolicy blog - 9 hours 56 min ago
Two deadly airstrikes hit an internally displaced persons camp in Syria, near the Turkish border, on Thursday, killing at least 28 people. The attack is believed to have been carried out by Russia or the Assad regime and hit a camp populated by civilians who had fled fighting in Aleppo and Palmyra, including women and ...
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N Korea leader seeks to cement power

BBC UK Ed. - 10 hours 9 min ago
North Korea holds its most important political event in decades, a rare party congress where Kim Jong-un will try to consolidate his control.
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Microsoft removes store-blocking feature

BBC UK Ed. - 10 hours 9 min ago
Businesses running the professional version of Windows 10 will no longer be able to block access to the Windows Store, the software giant says.
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SitRep: Accused Navy Spy “Ambushed” by Feds, Taliban and AQ Together Again

ForeignPolicy blog - 10 hours 19 min ago
New Chinese naval exercises; American ally in Turkey quits; and lots more
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Data-driven look at America's brutal, racist debt-collection machine

BoingBoing - 10 hours 22 min ago

In 1996, New Jersey's courts heard 500 debt-collection cases; in 2008, they heard 140,000 cases, almost all against black people, almost all of whom were not represented by lawyers. The cases were filed by vulture capitalists who bought the debt for pennies on the dollar and employed "attorneys" who filed up to 1,000 cases a day, "reviewing" each one for about four seconds. (more…)

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BHS inquiry chairman 'should resign'

BBC UK Ed. - 10 hours 23 min ago
Former BHS owner Philip Green calls on the chairman of a Commons committee probing the collapse to resign over "prejudicial comments", as ex-M&S chief Lord Myners is appointed to advise MPs.
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How to change your passwords automatically with Dashlane and LastPass

MacWorld - 10 hours 29 min ago

We hear it all the time from online security professionals: Passwords should be changed on on a regular basis. The thing is, changing passwords is a pain.

Or is it? Password managers Dashlane and LastPass both offer an auto-change password feature to help you get through the chore as painlessly as possible.

If you already use either service, then you’re set. If not, I highly recommend using a password manager of some sort. While there are many choices, Dashlane and LastPass are unique in changing passwords automatically.

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First Cologne sex attack trial begins

BBC UK Ed. - 10 hours 59 min ago
A 26-year-old Algerian appears in court in the German city of Cologne, in the first trial over sexual assault at New Year celebrations.
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Syria refugee camp strike 'war crime'

BBC UK Ed. - 11 hours 17 min ago
An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official says.
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Space Invaders joins gaming hall of fame

BBC UK Ed. - 11 hours 24 min ago
Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog and Grand Theft Auto III are inducted into the US-based World Video Game Hall of Fame.
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Apple’s Reminders is a data silo that needs to be fixed

MacWorld - 11 hours 29 min ago

My partner sent me a message last week asking how she could share a Reminders list with a few people. She was in a different part of the country, planning an event, and she needed several people involved in the event to see the task list she had drafted. She uses an iPhone and an iPad, and assumed that Reminders would be the best tool to create a task list. She could then mark each task as completed as she progressed with the preparation of the event, and see what was left to do. And she could share the list again, as time went on, so others could see which tasks remained. Since most of the people who needed to see this list don’t use iOS devices, she couldn’t find a way to share it.

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The unmarried Pakistani woman who wrote about her sex life

BBC UK Ed. - 11 hours 29 min ago
The unmarried Pakistani woman who wrote about her sex life
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Chicken fingers: Trying out the KFC nail polish

BBC UK Ed. - 11 hours 40 min ago
Trying out KFC's flavoured nail polish
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Special needs pupils school place delay

BBC UK Ed. - 11 hours 52 min ago
Solicitors say thousands of pupils with special needs were not offered secondary school places, assessed to be suitable for them, by the official deadline.
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