This is why airlines mess up hyphenated names

June 26, 2017

… systems are writing what they call “validation logic” for each field you fill in. Validation logic or data validation ensures that the user is inputting correct and useful data for the field. For something like an email or phone number field, it makes sense to have restrictions since those are inherently restricted formats a phone number must have a certain format. For names however, there is no real reason to come up with validation logic, especially since many states don’t …

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Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

… young queer people of color),” the duo wrote in an email. The couple, a law clerk and a public relations senior associate, are marrying next month in Miami Beach. Earlier this year, they were featured in shaving company Bevel’s Valentine’s Day ad. They called the experience “empowering.” “We received so many messages from people who had seen the ads who told us how it actually made them cry to see two black gay men embracing each other in an ad for a …

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

… more like it was simply part of the wall. And yes, Twitter was somehow involved. Trump’s 3 a.m. rants go well with the distressed furniture. Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect “In my case I wanted to display the latest tweet from a dedicated Twitter account,” he said in an email. “The idea was that anyone could send a reply to that account, which would then appear on the wall.” At the time, the precise technology he needed wasn’t available, but eventually …

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Google vows to stop its creepy practice of reading your emails to target ads

June 24, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google will no longer scan your emails to steer the ads it shows youa longstanding controversial practice that you may not have even been aware the company was doing. The surprise announcement seems to be an effort to appease paying users of Google’s office email software. The search giant has never shown those customers ads or skimmed their emails as it does with its free Gmail service, but some were confused about that point, according to Google …

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REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

June 24, 2017

… Echelon, a Moscow-based technology testing company, is one of several independent FSB-accredited testing centers that Western companies can hire to help obtain FSB approval for their products. Markov said Echelon is a private and independent company but does have a business relationship with Russias military and law enforcement authorities. In an email, Markov said that title is only intended to convey Echelons role as a certified outside tester of military technology testing. The medals …

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

June 23, 2017

… Libowitz told HuffPost that the only reason for the Trump administration to delete messages is to keep them secret from the American people. He said its part of a larger, troubling pattern of information suppression in the Trump administration, which also includes deletion of the presidents tweets. Trump repeatedly blasted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, but those emails were still …

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5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

Image: Sanja Kaz/shutterstock Do you have days when you feel like youve been working non-stop, but cant recall what you actually accomplished? In todays work culture, we usually blame email, social media, and meetings for our depleted effectiveness. And to be sure, youre not going to get a lot done if you are obsessively checking your email or Facebook feed in the midst of every task. However, I have tried numerous techniques in a never-ending quest to work faster, smarter, better. And, Ive …

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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

… any trouble interpreting the song, it’s directly aimed at Lois Lerner and the IRS and their targeting of Tea Party groups who applied for non-profit status. There’s Nugent-lite riffs, a general theme of “everything in America is terrible now,” and even that aforementioned line about emails (Lerner had her own email scandal)which would have made it perfect for Trump on the campaign trail. 2. “Liar,” by Three Dog Night Sample lyrics: “Ain’t that …

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Uber thinks a small fee is enough to convince drivers to chauffeur around teenagers

June 21, 2017

… to drivers. “For teen account trips,” the company explained in an email sent to drivers, “$2 will be added to the base fare and you’ll earn more for those rides.” That’s right, Uber is totally paying drivers more to put up with teenagers. This charge itself is not new, but Uber is now finally sharing that fee with its drivers. Apparently the company realized its drivers needed an extra incentive to pick up teen passengers. And what, exactly, are teen accounts? …

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Uber finally admits tipping isn’t an inconvenience, tests it in 3 cities

June 21, 2017

Finally eligible for tips.Image: uber Uber, the ride-hailing conglomerate that said it would never, ever add tipping, finally said it would let riders start tipping their drivers via the app in three cities on Tuesday. Uber is set to roll out tipping in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, according to an email sent to drivers. Uber says it will introduce tipping throughout the United States by the end of July. The new in-app option is part of 180 Days of Change, an initiative to make …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… Lee’s siblings’ attacks have so far been very direct and pointed, selectively releasing details of their father’s will and email correspondence. In direct contrast, the prime minister has tried to take the moral high ground by making only vague accusations about the role of the wife of his younger brother and hinting the dispute is actually about money. In a statement posted to Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook page, the PM says his father made seven wills between 2011 and …

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DoD still using 8-inch floppies and other infrastructure horror stories from Jared Kushner

June 21, 2017

… electronic suffer behind legacy systems and bureaucracy. Kushner noted how over 500 Veterans Affairs documents are not accessible on modern browsers and that a 1980 Paper Reduction Act is so outdated that it didnt even account for computerized systems or the Internet, yet has domain over all documents filed with the government online. Kushner also outlined some aggressive plans to move the governments 6,100 data centers and 1.6 million civilian email accounts to cloud-based services. That could …

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. Image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles 5,000 tonnes of waste every week from Edinburgh, which is …

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A baby born at 35,000 feet gets free airline travel for life

June 20, 2017

Baby on board.Image: David Pearson/REX/Shutterstock An Indian airline has given its youngest customer the ultimate birthday present. Jet Airways on Sunday said it awarded a free lifetime travel pass to a baby boy born during a flight from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to Kochi in southwest India. SEE ALSO: Airline to charge you a $30 fee to bring your baby onboard The boy is the first baby to be born in-flight for Jet Airways, a spokesperson confirmed by email. Pilots diverted flight 9W 569 to Mumbai …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… There’s no “cure” for bubbles except to let them run their course and pop, unfortunately. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 Charles Hayter, CEO of CryptoCompare, told Mashable via email that some of the ICO valuations we’re seeing are “removed from reality and certainly don’t include a realistic assessment of probability of failure.” For some, this will end badly. “The wealth of the space is being driven by greed which attracts …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… Humanitarian action is not the cause of this crisis but is a response to it, MSF told HuffPost in a statement. Frontex spokeswoman Izabella Cooper stressed in an email that the agency had never accused aid organizations of colluding with people smugglers. Frontex-deployed vessels have helped save tens of thousands of lives, she added. The agency said that its analyses had shown that In the past two years, the smugglers in Libya have changed their and have become more ruthless, Cooper told …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… wont say that DACA is no longer among their targets, even after Thursdays memo. A DHS spokeswoman said the future of DACA remains under review. And White House spokesman Michael Short insisted in an email to HuffPost that nothing has changed. The only thing that happened was we rescinded DAPA, Short said. Thats it, plain and simple. And so, Dreamers with DACA still dont feel entirely safe. On Friday, advocates continued to point out that the administration could still get rid of DACA, or could …

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Repeat viewers beware: Netflix limits the number of times you can download videos

June 17, 2017

… it’s buried in the site’s help section, and there’s no clarification on which titles have limits, and which titles may not. “In some cases, there may be limits to the number of titles from the same licensing agreement that you candownloadat the same time,” Netflix told Mashable in an email. “We will only enforce these limits in cases where our licensing agreements require us to do so” So be careful about your repeat viewing. You may reach that dreaded …

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Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… started driving a year ago, when he would quickly hop from one fare to another. Now, he told me as he turned onto 18th Street, the wait is 5-to-10 minutes in between each ride. He has no idea who Kalanick is, but has an inkling of the shakeup. “I just know a lot of people, the high-class management, left Uber,” he told me. Zhejun added that the company has never sent out any kind of email or memo about what they’re up to. Uber appears to have maintained its distance from …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

… they weren’t at all contradictory. As Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, noted in Tuesday’s hearing, in July and again in October — following Comey’s initial announcement that Hillary Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of her private email server and his decision to re-open the case in October — Sessions praised the then FBI director. This exchange between Reed and Sessions is telling: REED: So, in July and November, Director Comey was …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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Britain’s Got Talent comedian Daliso Chaponda lands own Radio 4 show – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… for BBC Radio 4, said: “Daliso’s comedy is shrewd and thought-provoking as well as being very, very funny. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsRepwarn Business Account Repwarn Keyword monitoring will scour the internet and social media – alreting you to any incidence of your keywords being triggeredWP Scope WordPress …

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Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

… will be replaced by David Richter, Uber’s VP of Strategic Initiatives, according to an internal email obtained by the Times. “David is an extremely talented leader and I have high confidence in his ability to drive the company forward,” Michael wrote in the email. But with the shakeup, the leadership at the top is extremely bare. …

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The tool banks hope will defeat Venmo is here

June 13, 2017

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Theresa May docudrama heading to BBC Two – BBC News

June 13, 2017

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