Coding topics for 08/17/2017

What to expect in Apple’s Swift 5 language for iOS and MacOS “Version 5 of Apple’s Swift language used for iOS and MacOS application development will arrive in late 2018 with ABI (application binary interface) stability in the standard Swift library a primary focus—delaying a feature originally intended for the…

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Blockchain Reading for 08/17/2017

How Blockchain Could Shape International Trade | Foreign Affairs “Blockchain has drawn the most attention for its role as a platform for cryptocurrencies: since its debut in 2008, it has helped spawn more than 800 of them, including Bitcoin. But cryptocurrencies serve mostly as fodder for speculative investments, toys for…

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General Reading for 08/17/2017

PSA: 4.8 Million Affected by Chrome Extension Attacks Targeting Site Owners “This is a public service announcement from the Wordfence team regarding a security issue that has a wide impact. During the past 3 months, eight Chrome browser extensions were compromised and the attacker used them to steal Cloudflare credentials…

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Best Food Reading for 08/17/2017

Butter-Poached Shrimp with Grits | The Splendid Table “Shrimp/prawns, so often overcooked in boiling water, are beautifully poached in butter—they remain tender, do not become rubbery, and develop an almost unfamiliar sweetness. What better pairing for buttery shrimp than butter-loving grits? One of the great regional American dishes, it is…

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Best Food Reading for 08/16/2017

Applebee’s Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts : The Salt : NPR “Applebee’s wanted to lure millennials with dishes like barbecue shrimp in a sriracha-lime sauce; chicken wonton tacos; and a pork, ham and bacon sandwich. But that triple pork bonanza — and the rest of the company’s…

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General Reading for 08/14/2017

The Obelisk Gate, The Expanse, Arrival lead the 75th annual Hugo Awards | Announcing the 75th annual Hugo Award winners “The 75th annual Hugo Awards—the award for science fiction fans and the books and shows they love—have recently been announced. The big-ticket winner, for Best Novel, was The Obelisk Gate by N.K.…

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Best Food Reading for 08/14/2017

Why Aaron Franklin Will Never Open Another Franklin Barbecue – Eater “Franklin Barbecue has no shortage of customers. More than seven years after it first opened, the Austin barbecue spot still draws hours-long lines and consistently sells out of the 106 briskets available daily. But, despite the high demand, proprietor…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 08/13/2017

Artificial intelligence identifies plant species for science : Nature News & Comment “Deep-learning methods successfully classify thousands of herbarium samples.” tags: ai Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Coding topics for 08/11/2017

How to Get Started With Apple’s ARKit Augmented Reality Platform “At that event, Apple unveiled “ARKit,” a new, free set of software tools that anyone can use to build impressive new apps and experiences on the iPhone and iPad. The “AR” in “ARKit” refers to “augmented reality,” a technology that…

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Blockchain Reading for 08/10/2017

Sony will use blockchain to beef up school cybersecurity “The folks at Sony Education are worried that some schlubby kid that’s gonna fail gym could hack their school and change their grade to a pass. It’s why the company is teaming up with IBM to use blockchain to create a…

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