Stephen Lawrence
704 views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
onto Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Suspects deny Thai tourist murders

Two Myanmar workers appear in court in Thailand to deny killing two British tourists whose bodies were found on a beach in September. Paul Chapman reports
more...
No comment yet.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

2017 GSX R1000 Thunderhill Test Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing

The Road to the 2017 Moto America Championship is a long one. The Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team received a new weapon to contest the 2017 Championship. The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is brand new from the ground up. Watch as Toni Elias and Roger Hayden and their crew get the new Suzuki GSX-R Superbike ready for the 2017 season at Thunder Hill Raceway.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

2016 Air Force Football Intro Video

This played on the jumbotrons before each game at Falcon Stadium this season. The song is ZAYDE WOLF - NEW BLOOD.. we do NOT own the rights.. good track!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Google touts YouTube anti-piracy moves, critics remain critical

Google says its Content ID copyright management system is working and helping "creators" monetize their content.

Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

The everyday app that help Erdogan beat the coup

LONDON -  The president's address to a distraught nation in the midst of a surprise military coup was being interrupted, not by gunshots or protestors, but an incoming call. 

On Saturday at half-past-midnight, Nuh Yilmaz, press officer for Turkey's national intelligence agency, called CNN Türk anchor Hande Firat on her mobile phone. He didn't realize that he was interrupting a FaceTime call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Moreover, he didn't know that the phone was being held up to a CNN studio camera in Ankara and broadcast around the world.

Firat's index finger could be seen awkwardly and repeatedly pressing her iPhone's menu button in the hope that Yilmaz's name would disappear from the screen. Read more...

More about Iphone, Apple, Social Media, Politics, and Coup
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

How Facebook Sees How Thousands of Devices React to Code Changes

Why is there a wall featuring thousands of mobile devices, older and newer, in Facebook's data center in Prineville, Ore.? It's not there for decoration.

Facebook production engineer Antoine Reversat described how Facebook examines the impact of code changes on thousands of devices in a blog post.

Reversat wrote:

Initially, engineers tested code by running CT-Scan on a single device that they had at their desks. This didn't scale-we needed to be able to run tests on more than 2,000 mobile devices to account for all the combinations of device hardware, operating systems and network connections that people use to connect on Facebook. Today, in our Prineville data center, we have a mobile device lab-outfitted with a custom-built rack-that allows us to run tests on thousands of phones. The process of building a lab in our data center wasn't a direct path, and we learned a lot along the way as we worked to scale out the promise of CT-Scan.

However, before the mobile device lab came the sled, the gondola and the “slatwall.” Reversat explained:

Our first setup was “the sled.” On the sled, phones were placed on a metal rack, which slid into a metal case. When you slide a bunch of metal sleds into a metal rack, you end up with too much metal, and we lost all Wi-Fi.

Our second version was named “the gondola” and allowed us to deploy 100 devices for testing. The gondola was a plastic rack-which didn't interfere with the Wi-Fi-but the short length of the USB cables caused a lot of issues. The gondola was a tangled mess.

Next up, we built “the slatwall.” The slatwall took up an entire room, and we were able to deploy 240 devices. To accommodate 2,000 phones (our target number based on several factors, including the number of commits per week, the number of iterations needed per test to get statistically significant results, etc.), we'd need to scale to nine of these rooms in our Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters within a year. This wouldn't work, so we decided to move our mobile device lab into a data center.

For much more on the challenges faced by the team working on the mobile device lab in Prineville, as well as future plans, please see Reversat's blog post.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Big data and its developer fallout

 As the internet social turf wars continue to mature, the land grab is becoming much better understood. With a few companies controlling 95 percent of the social data, the internet is more closed and much more controlled than ever before. Read More
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

U.S. launches quiet diplomacy to ease South China Sea tensions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is using quiet diplomacy to persuade the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and other Asian nations not to move aggressively to capitalize on an international court ruling that denied China's claims to the South China Sea, several U.S. administration officials said on Wednesday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Potential Second Lady Karen Pence wants you to buy charms for your beach towels

Karen Pence, businesswoman and the potential second lady of the United States, wants you to keep track of your towels, dammit.

That's why she founded That's My Towel! Charm, Inc., a company that - no joke - makes shiny metal charms for you to attach to your beach towels. So you can tell which one is yours. Which beach towel.

SEE ALSO: Donald Trump unveils his new campaign logo and the internet can't stop making dick jokes

that's my towel! charm, inc." data-credit-provider="custom type" src="http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/WrkUW-SJTE0YAzX9Bdxpu7nn8pU=/fit-in/575x4096/https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F146676%2FScreen_Shot_2016-07-15_at_5.12.36_PM.png" data-fragment="m!b82c" data-image="http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/fmCPlmk-6ckLjWiESPabzPBUDAU=/https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F146676%2FScreen_Shot_2016-07-15_at_5.12.36_PM.png" data-micro="1">

Image: that's my towel! charm, inc.

On the company website, Pence details the horrors of mixing up your beach towel with another beach towel ... or worse, a bath towel. 

"Lo and behold, I would go in the water for a dip or up to the house for a beverage, and when I came back to my towel, it was gone!" she writes.  Read more...

More about Election 2016, Weird Products, Politics, and Watercooler
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Mickelson grabs Troon lead and share of major record

TROON, Scotland (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson charged up the leaderboard at the British Open on Thursday, grabbing the first-day lead and a share of the record for the best score in a major championship.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Marketing Day: Facebook Messenger gets Instant Articles, Instagram advertising & more

Here's our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Turkey rounds up plot suspects after thwarting coup against Erdogan

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

With 84 dead, France investigates whether truck attacker acted alone

NICE, France (Reuters) - French authorities were trying to determine on Friday whether a Tunisian who killed at least 84 people by plowing a truck into Bastille Day crowds had acted alone or with accomplices, but said the attack bore the hallmarks of Islamist militants.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Sales startup Immediately will shut down as team members join New Relic

 Immediately, a startup that built mobile sales tools, will be shutting down at the end of the month, while part of the team will move on to cloud-monitoring company New Relic. According to the official announcement, both the Immediately app (which offers a number of features, including phone logging and detecting when emails are opened) and the company's Gong app (a “pocket… Read More
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

2017-02-20 The Fast Track with Tim Jankovich

2017-02-20 The Fast Track with Tim Jankovich
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

2017 new Suzuki GSX-250R (Europe) studio details & action photos

2017 new Suzuki GSX-250R (Europe) studio details & action photos Suzuki is proud to introduce the new GSX250R/ABS as a fully faired street machine that brings the excitement and riding satisfaction of Suzuki's sport bike heritage to a broader audience. Featuring sporty good looks, responsive yet easy-to-control performance, nimble handling, and a comfortable riding position, the GSX250R/ABS is equally at home on the daily commute as it is when touring for long distances. The new GSX250R/ABS is a perfect choice for a wide range of riders. That includes those who are looking to buy their first sporty street bike, or who are returning to the world of two-wheeled riding pleasure later in life. Major features of the GSX250R/ABS; Performance: Engine optimized to maximize low- to mid-range torque New intake valve – Optimize airflow into the combustion chamber Equipped with IRC RX-01F D and RX-01R tires Complies with EURO 4 emission regulations Class-leading level of fuel efficiency (32.5km/L) Styling: New reverse-lit full-LCD instrument panel New surface-emitting LED tail lights Turn signals adopt clear lenses Petal-type brake discs Newly designed 10-spoke wheels Engine Performance and Utility -Engine design – outline The 248cm3 parallel-twin engine that powers the GSX250R/ABS underwent thorough analysis and optimization to maximize low- to mid-range torque and provide a powerful ride that features ease of control. The overall efficiency achieved also helps realize class-leading level of fuel economy*1 and clean performance that satisfies the stringent Euro 4 emission regulations. With a full tank of gasoline, the GSX250R/ABS has a riding range of approximately 480km*2. Displacement 248 cm3 Bore x Stroke 53.5mm x 55.2mm Compression 11.5 : 1 Maximum power 18.4kW/8,000rpm Maximum torque 23.4Nm/6,500rpm Emission level Euro 4 -Camshaft The cam profile for the GSX250R/ABS delivers maximum acceleration performance at speeds between 20km/h to 90km/h, as this is the range that is used most often. As an additional benefit, the cam profile also suppresses noise generation to deliver a smoother, more pleasant ride. -Cylinder The honing pattern used for the cylinder barrels maintains lubrication for the pistons in a manner that helps minimize any loss of performance due to friction. -Cylinder head The cylinder head adopts roller type rocker arms that minimize friction loss. -New intake valve design The port sections on the intake valves are designed to optimize airflow into the combustion chamber. This helps achieve a high level of thermal efficiency for improved performance and reduced emissions. -Piston Thin, low tension piston rings were adopted to reduce friction and the shape of the piston ring grooves was also optimized. -Spark plug Adopting the use of projected tip spark plugs speeds up the rate of combustion. This improves response, especially when the throttle is not open far, and also improves fuel economy. -Oil pump Optimization of the oil pump reduces friction loss and contributes to an increase in engine output and improvement in fuel economy. -Highly efficient, lightweight exhaust system The two-into-one exhaust system for the GSX250R/ABS features an optimized shape for the chamber in front of the catalyzer. This maximizes acceleration performance at mid-range speeds, while the efficiency of the system also reduces exhaust emissions. The muffler adopts a shape that contributes to better engine output and torque by reducing power loss. It delivers a pleasing sound while its design also contributes to better cornering. -Rectifier Adopting an open type rectifier contributes to improved fuel economy. -Multi-function instrument panel The GSX250R/ABS features a reverse-lit LCD instrument panel. The LCD instruments include: - Speedometer - Tachometer - Odometer - Dual trip meters - Gear position - Driving range - Average fuel consumption - Fuel gauge - RPM indicator ON/OFF - Oil change timing indicator - Clock LED indicators include those for the turn signals, high beam, neutral, malfunction, ABS (Only for ABS model), RPM indicator, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The indicators are designed to be easy to recognize. Chassis Performance -Clip-on handlebars The relatively low mounting point of the separate left and right handlebars is sporty, but at the same time designed to provide a comfortable riding position around town or when touring. - Front and rear (KYB) suspension with custom settings for the GSX250R/ABS Contributes to weight reduction and retains reassuring handling characteristics, while at the same time adding a sportier feel. - Independent rider and passenger seats The GSX250R/ABS adopts the sporty styling of independent seats for the rider and passenger. Even so, each seat provides plenty of cushioning to make long rides comfortable. The slim design of the fuel tank also helps the rider easily plant their feet on the ground when stopped.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

ACLU, other groups sue police over Baton Rouge protests

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive force and physically and verbally abused peaceful demonstrators....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

'Terror' probe begins in Nice attack

The Paris prosecutor's office launches a "terrorism investigation" into an attack on the coastal city of Nice that killed scores of people watching a Bastille Day fireworks display. Gavino Garay reports.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Nice attack: Gingrich wants 'Sharia test' for US Muslims

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggests testing all US Muslims to see if they believe in Sharia law, and deporting those who do.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Beco offers first battery free beacon, which can run indefinitely on existing lighting

We're several years into the beacon and “internet of things” era and only in the past year are we starting to move beyond pilot-stage implementations. Beacons have been most associated with retail in-store marketing (e.g., offers) but they have a much wider array of uses. Despite...

Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

How Twitter Users Feel About Their Jobs (Report)

According to the most recent Gallup data, 70 percent of American workers are disengaged at work. There are lots of compounding factors that play into how people feel about their jobs, including location, industry and even whether or not they're part of the emerging gig economy.

Last year, Monster and Brandwatch launched their first annual job report, looking at how people discuss their sentiments about their jobs on Twitter. This year's study of more than 2 million tweets yielded some interesting shifts in perspective.

According to the report, job love on the West Coast is declining, while dissatisfaction continues to grow on the East Coast. Idaho, Montana and North Dakota topped the states where people expressed the most job love across industries including heavy equipment operator, carpenter and technical-support representative.

Michigan topped the list of states where people seem to hate their jobs most, particularly those with manufacturing-related skills. While nurses were in love with their jobs in the previous report, the industry is not feeling the love so much anymore. In fact, among top 10 states for job dissatisfaction, nursing was one of the most frequently listed jobs.

Overall, food and beverage industry workers are still pretty unhappy with their work, as are retail and finance industry workers. The happiest workers appear to be those in the education, travel and health care fields.

To see more data about peak job love or hate, check out the interactive infographic. And for a deeper dive, download the full report.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

The UK needed a foreign secretary and chose Boris Johnson for the job

Boris Johnson has taken on yet another leadership position in the United Kingdom. After his time as both the mayor of London and one of the Brexit campaign leaders, he has now become the country's foreign secretary. 

Read more: http://on.mash.to/29T7ikC Read more...

More about Mashable Video, London, United Kingdom, Uk, and Real Time
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Thousands of Kate Bush fans recreate 'Wuthering Heights' around the world

Men, women, children and people of all types donned bright red dress Saturday to celebrate "The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever."

Sung by enigmatic British singer Kate Bush, the song "Wuthering Heights" debuted in 1978 and the music video, in which Bush cavorts on the moors in a billowing red gown, has become a classic.

SEE ALSO: Spectacular hand-colored postcards of 19th-century Venice

Groups gathered in parks in London, Berlin and Madison, inspired by the inaugural event in 2013 when around 300 people danced to the song in Brighton in the UK.

The Sydney event invited participants to "dance freely and merrily, frollicking and bounding across the grasses," while in Melbourne, organisers told Agence France-Presse around 2,000 people took part. Read more...

More about Berlin, Melbourne, Sydney, Wuthering Heights, and Kate Bush
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Trump calls on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to resign after criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump thrust the U.S. Supreme Court into the presidential campaign debate on Wednesday, rallying conservatives with a call for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign after she lambasted him in a series of media interviews.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

Idris Elba caught tagging London building with 'Star Trek,' may be Banksy

1. Does Idris Elba inspire a devoted subculture? (YES)

2. Is the Star Trek Beyond star a native Brit born sometime in the early 1970s? (YES)

3. Does the guy who plays the villainous alien Krall in the latest Star Trek film run around London with a spray can defacing buildings (HE DOES NOW).

Conclusion: Idris Elba might be Banksy.

SEE ALSO: John Cho reveals Sulu is gay in 'Star Trek Beyond'

Or he might just be trying out his tagging skills to promote the Paramount Pictures release slated for July 22. 

What? Yea he's probably not Banksy, right?

It was all caught on video! See for yourself: 

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...

More about Banksy, Star Trek Beyond, Star Trek, Movies, and Idris Elba
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephen Lawrence
Scoop.it!

New U.K. Foreign Secretary: U.S. at "front of the queue"

Britain's newly appointed Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says humbled and proud to be offered the job, and that the United States will be "in the front of the queue." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
more...
No comment yet.