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Top 5 traits of highly effective data scientists

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Top 5 traits of highly effective data scientists

- Data scientists are in high demand, and this skills shortage looks to continue for the next few years. According to a study by IBM, by 2020 the number of annual job openings for all data savvy professionals in the United States will increase from 364,000 openings to 2,720,000. Furthermore, according to the study, the annual demand for the fast-growing new roles of data scientist, data developers, and data engineers will reach nearly 700,000 openings by 2020
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iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID

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iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID

- Apple is adding an easy way to quickly disable Touch ID in iOS 11. A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls, lets iPhone users tap the power button quickly five times to call 911. This doesn't automatically dial the emergency services by default, but it brings up the option to and also temporarily disables Touch ID until you enter a passcode
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A quick-start guide to podcasting

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A quick-start guide to podcasting

- Presumably the only thing that gives me authority on podcasting is that I have been running my own podcast for almost three years. The Sysadministrivia Podcast often includes not-safe-for-work language—in fact, it conjures images of raucous, uncouth men battling mid-life crises and sitting around a dimly lit poker table, smoking cigars and playing Texas Hold 'Em. We don't play cards, though—we talk about systems administration
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1.8 million Chicago voter records exposed online

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1.8 million Chicago voter records exposed online

- A voting machine company exposed 1.8 million Chicago voter records after misconfiguring a security setting on the server that stored them. Election Systems & Software (ES&S), the Nebraska-based voting software and election management company, confirmed the leak on Thursday. In a blog post, the company said the voter data leak contained names, addresses, birthdates, partial social security numbers and some driver's license and state ID numbers stored in backup files on a server
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July 2017 NPD: Splatoon 2 paints a pretty picture for Nintendo

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July 2017 NPD: Splatoon 2 paints a pretty picture for Nintendo

- Video game spending is up across the board in the U.S. in July. Nintendo drove both software and hardware sales, which grew 19 percent year-over-year to reach $588 million, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Consumers spent $277 million on software last month, thanks in particular to the launch of Nintendo’s and Activision’s Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy. The Nintendo Switch
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Where’s the KB 4034661 jumbo bug fix for Win10 Anniversary Update?

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Where’s the KB 4034661 jumbo bug fix for Win10 Anniversary Update?

- Wednesday night, Microsoft claims, it issued for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, bringing version 1607 up to build 14393.1613. It was supposed to go out the Automatic Update chute. But as of early Thursday morning, U.S. time, nobody’s seen it. There may be a good reason why. Or maybe not. Such are the vagaries of patching Windows. It’s a laundry-list patch, rolling out on a Wednesday (or Thursday, or …), nine days after the regular Patch Tuesday patch, KB 4034658 wiped out the Update History on many Win10 Anniversary Update machines
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Machine learning speeds up forensic fingerprint matching

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Machine learning speeds up forensic fingerprint matching

- Fingerprinting is one of the mainstays of forensic science, but despite what we see on TV and in movies, analyzing and matching latent prints is a difficult business and still the province of experts. But now scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Michigan State University are using algorithms and machine learning as a way to automate the process and make fingerprint mathcing more efficient
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Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name

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Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name

- To activate Microsoft Word on my new laptop, I had to open a Microsoft account, but I didn’t use my real name. Now, when I edit a document in Word and add a comment, it lists the note under that made-up name. Any way I can get it to switch back to my real name? The Track Changes, Comments and other tools built into Microsoft Word are designed to let users collaborate on a document — and keep tabs on who did exactly what to the file (and when)
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World’s Largest IPv6 Network Reaches a Milestone

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World’s Largest IPv6 Network Reaches a Milestone

- Everybody was probably sporting smiles on Monday at Hurricane Electric’s headquarters in Fremont, California. Why? The network operator, which runs a vital part of the internet’s backbone, announced it’s become the first network in the world to connect to over 4,000 IPv6 networks. If they handed out gold medals for such things, this would be the company’s second trophy for the same category
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Boston firm’s artificial intelligence technology may have broader applications

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Boston firm’s artificial intelligence technology may have broader applications

- A Boston company called Neurala is teaching body cameras worn by police officers to detect suspicious people or locate missing children faster than the human eye. The company uses artificial intelligence to distinguish different objects: a person from a pet, for example, or a bench from a street light. That can be programmed into a camera to help pick out a person in a crowd based on an identifying object — a brightly-colored hat, for example — and it may soon be able to distinguish facial features as well
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Apple iOS 11 beta testing review: 'Just don't do it'

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Apple iOS 11 beta testing review: 'Just don't do it'

- DETROIT - I’ll admit it. I get excited about everything Apple. I love the iPhone, iPad and recently purchased the Apple watch. But there is one bad apple that’s ruining the bunch for me…the day I decided to become a member of the “Apple Beta Software Program.” I’m not a computer programmer or tech-genius. I’m the average smartphone user. I like to play a few (really dumb) games, mess around on social media and take hundreds of pictures of my children and food
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Kansas asks that child abuse reports be made by phone because of computer problems

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Kansas asks that child abuse reports be made by phone because of computer problems

- Kansas is asking that all reports of child abuse and neglect be made by phone for now because of computer problems. The Department for Children and Families has several computer systems that were not accessible as of late Monday, the agency said. “While the systems are unavailable, we continue to process welfare benefits applications, and we continue to respond to reports of child abuse and neglect,” DCF secretary Phyllis Gilmore said
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U.K. cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

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U.K. cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

- Accused of creating software to steal banking passwords long before helping to stop WannaCry malware Related Stories A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago. Marcus Hutchins entered his plea in Wisconsin federal court, where prosecutors charged him and an unnamed co-defendant with conspiring to commit computer fraud in the state and elsewhere
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The Latest: UK cyber-expert given computer access

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The Latest: UK cyber-expert given computer access

- MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. case against a British cybersecurity researcher accused of creating a malware program (all times local): A British cybersecurity researcher accused of creating malicious software to steal banking information has been granted computer access while his case is pending. Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty on Monday during a brief hearing in Wisconsin federal court
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Lee software developer wins national 'Internet of Things' contest

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Lee software developer wins national 'Internet of Things' contest

- Software developer Steve Castle, a University of New Hampshire graduate, won $25,000 in the Federal Trade Commission's Internet of Things Home Device Security Contest with his loT Watchdog app. (KIMBERLY HAAS/UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT)
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Teaching A.I. Systems to Behave Themselves

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Teaching A.I. Systems to Behave Themselves

- SAN FRANCISCO — At OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab founded by Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, machines are teaching themselves to behave like humans. But sometimes, this goes wrong. Sitting inside OpenAI’s San Francisco offices on a recent afternoon, the researcher Dario Amodei showed off an autonomous system that taught itself to play Coast Runners, an old boat-racing video game. The winner is the boat with the most points that also crosses the finish line
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  • A quick-start guide to podcasting
    A quick-start guide to podcasting

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    Presumably the only thing that gives me authority on podcasting is that I have been running my own podcast for almost three years. The Sysadministrivia Podcast often includes not-safe-for-work language—in fact, it conjures images of raucous, uncouth men battling mid-life crises and sitting around a dimly lit poker table, smoking cigars and playing Texas Hold 'Em. We don't play cards, though—we talk about systems administration
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  • A quick-start guide to podcasting
    A quick-start guide to podcasting

    , opensource.com

    Presumably the only thing that gives me authority on podcasting is that I have been running my own podcast for almost three years. The Sysadministrivia Podcast often includes not-safe-for-work language—in fact, it conjures images of raucous, uncouth men battling mid-life crises and sitting around a dimly lit poker table, smoking cigars and playing Texas Hold 'Em. We don't play cards, though—we talk about systems administration
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  • Fedora Community Blog: FESCo Elections: Interview with Randy Barlow (bowlofeggs)
    Fedora Community Blog: FESCo Elections: Interview with Randy Barlow (bowlofeggs)

    , fedoraplanet.org

    This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, August 8th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, August 14th. Please read the responses from candidates and make your choices carefully. Feel free to ask questions to the candidates here (preferred) or elsewhere! Interview with Randy Barlow (bowlofeggs) Questions What is your background in engineering? I began my engineering journey as a student of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University
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