Seasonal Pricing Coming to Disney Parks Starting Tomorrow

first_imgShare This!©DisneyThis is not a drill! If you are planning to head to Walt Disney World or Disneyland soon, purchase your tickets now! Beginning tomorrow, Disney will be starting seasonal pricing (or tiered pricing) for 1 day tickets that are sold to their theme parks beginning February 28.Here’s how it is slated to work. Each month will be divided into value, regular, and peak days. If you plan to visit, say in the month of September, there will be a variety of ticket options to choose from, including value pricing. If say, however, that you want to visit around the busy Christmas days, you will pay more. (ie. peak pricing.) Guests who are looking to save and have flexibility will be able to do so by purchasing a 1-Day ticket during non-peak times of the year, purchasing a multi-day ticket, or purchasing an annual pass.It appears, according to the Orlando Sentinel that during peak season, a 1 day ticket will cost up to $124 for the Magic Kingdom and $114 for the remaining three parks. Value days will remain the same cost, which is $105 for the Magic Kingdom and $97 for Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Regular days will be $110 at the Magic Kingdom for a 1 day ticket and $102 at the remaining parks.Visitors will soon be able to see an online pricing calendar with pricing information from anywhere between eight to 11 months ahead of time.Also, Guests will notice a change in the fact that 1 day tickets will now carry an expiration date at Walt Disney World. Prior to February 28, 1 day tickets purchased ahead of time would be good forever. Beginning February 28, any 1 day ticket purchased will expire at the end of the next calendar year. For example, 1 day tickets sold in 2016 will expire on December 31, 2017. If you do not use your 1 day park ticket by the expiration date, the amount paid for an unused, expired ticket may be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket at the current price.In addition, starting tomorrow, February 28 there will be a price increase for multi-day tickets.Stay tuned to the blog for further details on the break down of this new pricing structure, as well as the updated cost you’ll have to spend to visit one of the Disney theme parks going forward. I’ll make sure to have the details for you as soon as I can!last_img read more

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Supply-Chain Focus Should Be “Left of Boom”

first_imgSupply-chain asset protection (SCAP) in business has traditionally been reactive instead of proactive. SCAP teams are often housed in headquarters or a regional hub and called upon to investigate incidents and deal with the outcomes. That means the “protection” side of the role isn’t aggressively fulfilled, and the process becomes one of mopping up a mess. The management team may learn something in the aftermath, but collectively the group grows frustrated, and the time-consuming work lacks strategic direction.Members of the military use the powerful term “left of boom” to describe all events that lead up to an explosion. Left of boom is where one can have a positive effect—gathering intel, training the team, and putting systems in place that make the explosion less likely. Everything to the right of that boom deals with consequences and clean up—securing the area, treating the injured, repairing the infrastructure, and raising morale again.In retail, far too many loss prevention teams talk about events left of boom but actually and unwillingly function a right-of-boom operation. Being left of boom means being proactive and having the correct resources—the “protection” part of an SCAP team is active. Being right of boom can be brand tarnishing. As an industry, we need to move camp. We need to pick up all our equipment and ideas and move them to the left of the boom. It will generate better results and improve morale. And don’t underestimate the power of morale. Stopping an event from happening is far more satisfying than dealing with the mess after it has happened and sometimes getting a trophy for clean-up work.- Sponsor – We can do many things to get left of boom. We need to consider our roles not just in the companies we work for, but also in the processes that happen in and to our role. SCAP is an integral part of any modern retailer, but it also has a function that lies slightly outside the normal day-to-day running of a store. Being proactive here allows the loss prevention team the opportunity to make a lasting difference to the operation. A retailer that doesn’t get a loss problem under control has a real problem. It bites into profit margins and pushes them closer to the brink. But a proactive asset protection strategy changes all of that. The timeline of events that precede a boom are vitally important. Following is what it could look like.Obtain CapitalThe first step on the path to preventing that boom is getting the money you need to perform your operations successfully, which isn’t always easy in a retail environment. Sometimes costs are under heavy control. So you need to do your homework. Know the resources you will require and have them costed thoroughly. Look to the more innovative, hands-off ways of effective loss prevention. You may end up proposing a cost saving or future cost avoidance instead of requesting an increased budget.Finding innovative ways to use your budget will help you build a proposal that works for you and the company as a whole. Have a defined strategy from the outset to make sure you get the most from the whole process. Think about new ways of doing things, such as:Using WiFi, RFID, Bluetooth, and GPS to track products through your systems.Developing a thorough supply-chain risk-management strategy.Employing feature recognition to address negative event creators as well as to promote a better service experience.Develop Team Skillsets and Design Your OrganizationOnce you have the budget, you need to set up your organization. You are now in a position to make your plans. Look at how you might do things differently to create better outcomes. You may have to start from scratch in many areas to define an operation that will be effective and fit for purpose.Assess the skills of your existing team and align them with your new way of working to see how they match up. You will need the right players in the right places as well as the correct structure. As you develop these ideas further, you will be able to communicate new roles or new expectations for the team you have and look to recruitment or training to fill any gaps you have identified.Gather Intel and Provide ResourcesIf your organization has been gathering information for some time, then this is the point to put that data to use. If you haven’t been gathering intel, then now is the time to start. The more information you have, the more effective you can be. You want to know the answer to questions such as:Where is our product being lost?What procedures do we already have in place?Are they fit for purpose?What would be a more proactive way of dealing with this?As you pull together the intel that will allow you to operate left of boom, then you can determine and allocate resources. For example, if you decide feature recognition will create positive change and get you left of boom, then look at the different options available to you and procure the one that works best with your company and customer base. An ideal feature-recognition software system will have uses for various departments.Design Your Attack PlanThis is where the planning stops and implementation begins—time to put all you have decided into practice. For example, if you have chosen RFID as an effective tool to manage the supply chain of products, then the tags need to be sent to the right locations, attached properly, and monitored. Assessing tools and compliance to the program you have implemented is a necessary part of the process. Reporting a successful new strategy ensures the asset protection team retains backing from those who hold the purse strings.The attack plan can be to deal with the overall supply-chain asset protection issues in the organization (those that you identified earlier in the process) or to look at a specific event. With supply-chain enterprise criminality being a major threat to the retail industry, intel can uncover a specific attack on your brand or modus operandi. This puts you in the perfect position to deal with these brand-altering events.Master the Devices NeededBuying the latest devices to operate effectively and protect your assets is all well and good. But you and your team need to master those devices to use them most effectively. A comprehensive training program (with the solution provider in the room) is the best way to ensure understanding and effectiveness.If you promote a culture within your team that you want to operate left of boom as much as possible, then they will come with you on this journey. Having the most motivated team with the best tools available and delivering the training and support to maximize the effect of these tools will give the best results. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” has become a cliché because there is so much truth running right through this statement.Plan and Execute the Specific EventIf your strategy (and culture) is geared toward preventing one specific event, then you are now in the best place to deliver the results you planned. Your organization will be ready, your plans will be in place, your team will be ready, and you can affect the best plan possible to deal with that specific event. You will be amazed at how many booms you can stop or minimize.The BoomThis is where, in a normal timeline of events, the boom will happen. The efforts that you have gone to before this point will make one of three things happen:You will delay the boom. There will be longer periods in between these events happening.You will lessen the force of the boom. An event may still happen but not on the scale of how it was before.You will actually stop the boom from happening. Sometimes you don’t even know if this has happened until shortage numbers come in and success is plain to see.In any industry, there are issues to be solved. But waiting for them to happen and dealing with the consequences doesn’t feel like much of a strategy. Everything that happens on the right of the boom is “business as usual,” and some may even go as far as calling it unproductive. But learning from an event—a boom—and managing the outcomes can be a part of this valuable process. Add in constant monitoring and any revision to your process, and you have a culture of success and a strategy that continually improves. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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SVG Circle Decomposition To Paths

first_img M (CX + R), CYa R,R 0 1,0 -(R * 2),0a R,R 0 1,0 (R * 2),0 Same applies as the previous path. HomeWeb DesignSVG Circle Decomposition To Paths M CX, CYa R, R 0 1,0 -(R * 2), 0a R, R 0 1,0 R * 2, 0and uses the translate function to move +R on the X axis. The starting position for our textPath (since we have not specified it in any way) is determined by our first ending arc -(R * 2), given the radius that the arc itself has. M CX CYm -R, 0a R,R 0 1,0 (R * 2),0a R,R 0 1,0 -(R * 2),0 Since we are ending at (R * 2 ) in our first arc, we will obviously be starting at the opposite position. In other words, this one starts where our previous two paths ended. SVG Circle Decomposition To PathsYou are here: (dm, ra, yk, il)From our sponsors: SVG Circle Decomposition To Paths Chrome SVG Circle Decomposition To Paths SVG Circle Decomposition To Paths Bryan Rasmussen 2019-03-22T13:00:08+01:00 2019-03-22T12:35:44+00:00This article starts with a confession: I like to hand-code SVG. It’s not always the case but often enough it could seem peculiar to people who do not share my predilection. There are a good number of benefits in being able to write SVG by hand, such as optimizing SVGs in ways a tool can’t (turning a path into a simpler path or shape), or by simply understanding how libraries like D3 or Greensock work.With that said, I’d like to look more closely at circular shapes in SVG and things we can do with them when we move past a basic circle. Why circles? Well, I love circles. They’re my favorite shape.First off (hopefully you’ve seen a basic circle in SVG before), here’s a pen that shows one:See the Pen circle by Bryan Rasmussen.A lot of things can be done with a circle: it can be animated and it can have different colors applied to it. Still, there are two very nice things that you cannot have a circle do in SVG 1.1: You cannot make another graphical element move along the circle’s path (using the animateMotion element) and you cannot have shape a text along a circle’s path (this will only be allowed after SVG 2.0 is released).Turning Our Circle Into A PathThere is a little online tool that can help you create paths out of circles (you can try it out here), but we’re going to do be creating everything from scratch so we can find out what’s really going on behind the scenes.To make a circular path, we’re going to actually make two arcs, i.e. semicircles that complete the circle in one path. As you’ve probably noticed in the SVG above, the attributes CX, CY, and R respectively define where the circle is drawn along the X and Y axis, while R defines the radius of the circle. The CX and CY create the center of the circle, so the circle is drawn around that point.Replicating that circle could look like this:Note that CX is the same as the cx attribute of the circle; the same goes for CY and the cy attribute of the circle, as well as R and the r attribute of the circle. The small a character is used to define a segment of an elliptical arc. You can use an optional Z (or z) to close the path.The lowercase letter a denotes the beginning of an elliptical arc drawn relatively to the current position — or in our specific case:You can see the magic happening in this pen:See the Pen circle from path by Bryan Rasmussen.Hidden underneath the path is a circle with a red fill. As you play around with values of the path, you’ll see that circle as long as the path totally covers the circle (the path itself is a circle of the same size), and we’ll know that we’re doing things right.One thing you should also know is that as long as you are drawing relative arcs, you don’t need to repeat the a command for each arc you draw. When your first 7 inputs are done for your arc, the second 7 inputs will be taken for the next arc.You can try this out with the pen above by removing the second a in the path:a 25,25 0 1,1 50,025,25 0 1,1 -50,0This may look the same, but I prefer to leave it in until I am ready to finish a drawing, and this also helps me to keep track of where I am.How This Path WorksFirst, we move to an absolutely positioned X,Y coordinate in the image. It does not draw anything there — it just moves there. Remember that for a circle element CX, CY denotes the center of the circle; but as it happens in the elliptical arc, the true CX and CY of the arc will be calculated from the other properties of that arc.In other words, if we want our CX to be at 50 and our radius is 25, then we need to move to 50 – 25 (if we are drawing from left to right, of course). This means that our first arc is drawn from 25 X, 50 Y which results to our first arc being 25,25 0 1,0 50,0.Let’s break down what the value 25,25 0 1,0 50,0 of our arc actually means:25: The relative X radius of the arc;25: The relative Y radius of the arc;0 1,0: I’m not going to talk about the three middle values (rotation, large-arc-flag, and the sweep-flag properties) because they are not very important in the context of the current example as long as they are the same for both arcs;50: The ending X coordinate (relative) of the arc;0: The ending Y coordinate (relative) of the arc.The second arc is a 25,25 0 1,0 -50,0. Keep in mind that this arc will start drawing from wherever the last arc stopped drawing. Of course, the X and Y radius are the same (25), but the ending X coordinate is -50 of where the current one is.Obviously this circle could have been drawn in many different ways. This process of turning a circle into a path is known as decomposition. In the SVG 2 spec decomposition of a circle will be done with 4 arcs, however, the method it recommends is not possible to use yet, as it currently depends on a feature named segment-completing close path which has not yet been specified.In order to show you that we can draw the circle in a lot of ways, I have prepared a little pen with various examples:See the Pen all circles by Bryan Rasmussen.If you take a closer look, you’ll see our original circle along with five different examples of how to draw paths on top of that circle. Each path has a child desc element describing the use of CX, CY and R values to build the circle. The first example is the one we discussed here while three others use variations that should be comprehensible from reading the code; the last examples uses four semicircular arcs instead of two, replicating somewhat the process described in the SVG 2 spec linked above.The circles are layered on top of each other using SVG’s natural z-indexing of placing elements that come later in the markup on top of the ones that come earlier.If you click on the circular paths in the pen, the first click will print out how the path is structured to the console and add a class to the element so that you will see the stroke color of how the circle is drawn (you can see that the first circle is drawn with a starting wedge from the stroke). The second click will remove the circle so you have the ability to interact with the circle below.Each circle has a different fill color; the actual circle element is yellow and will say “You clicked on the circle” to the console whenever it is clicked on. You can also, of course, simply read the code as the desc elements are quite straightforward.Going From A Path To A CircleI suppose you’ve noticed that while there are many different ways to draw the circle, the paths used still look pretty similar. Often — especially in SVGs output from a drawing program — circles will be represented by paths. This is probably due to optimization of the graphics program code; once you have the code to draw a path you can draw anything, so just use that. This can lead to somewhat bloated SVGs that are hard to reason about.Recommended reading: “Tips For Creating And Exporting Better SVGs For The Web” by Sara SoueidanLet’s take the following SVG from Wikipedia as an example. When you look at the code for that file, you will see that it has a lot of editor cruft once you’ve run it through Jake Archibald’s SVGOMG! (which you can read more about here). You’ll end up with something like the following file which has been pretty optimized, but the circles in the document are still rendered as paths:See the Pen Wikipedia Screw Head Clutch Type A by Bryan Rasmussen.So, let’s see if we can figure out what those circles should be if they were actual circle elements given what we know about how paths work. The first path in the document is obviously not a circle while the next two are (showing just the d attribute):M39 20a19 19 0 1 1-38 0 19 19 0 1 1 38 0zM25 20a5 5 0 1 1-10 0 5 5 0 1 1 10 0zSo remembering that the second a can be left out, let’s rewrite these to make a little more sense. (The first path is the big circle.)M39 20a19 19 0 1 1-38 0a19 19 0 1 1 38 0zThose arcs are then obviously the following:aR R 0 1 1 – (R * 2) 0aR R 0 1 1 (R * 2) 0This means that our circle radius is 19, but what are our CX and CY values? I think our M39 is actually CX + R, which means that CX is 20 and CY is 20 too.Let’s say you add in a circle after all the paths like this:You will see that is correct, and that the red stroked circle covers exactly the large circle. The second circle path reformulated looks like this:M25 20a5 5 0 1 1-10 0 5 5 0 1 1 10 0zObviously, the radius is 5, and I bet our CX and CY values are the same as before: – 20.Note: If CX = 20, then CX + R = 25. The circle is sitting inside the bigger one at the center, so obviously it should have the same CX and CY values.Add the following circle at the end of the paths:You can now see that this is correct by taking a look at the following pen:See the Pen Wikipedia Screw Head Clutch Type A_ with example circles by Bryan Rasmussen.Now that we know what the circles should be, we can remove those unneeded paths and actually create the circles — as you can see here:See the Pen Wikipedia Screw Head Clutch Type A optimized by Bryan Rasmussen.Using Our Circular Path For Wrapping TextSo now that we have our circles in paths, we can wrap text on those paths. Below is a pen with the same paths as our previous “All Circles” pen, but with text wrapped on the path. Whenever you click on a path, that path will be deleted and the text will be wrapped on the next available path, like so:See the Pen all circles wrapped Text by Bryan Rasmussen.Looking at the different paths, you’ll see tiny differences between each one (more on that in a bit), but first there is a little cross-browser incompatibility to be seen — especially noticeable in the first path: Firefox Developer M (CX – R), CYa R,R 0 1,1 (R * 2),0a R,R 0 1,1 -(R * 2),0 This starts in the same position as the last one due to (R * 2), but it is running clockwise because we have set the sweep-flag property (marked in yellow) to 1.We‘ve seen how to wrap text on a single path in a circle. Let’s now take a look at how we can break up that path into two paths and the benefits you can get from that.Breaking Our Paths Into PartsThere are a lot of things you can do with the text in your path, i.e. achieving stylistic effects with tspan elements, setting the offset of the text, or animating the text. Basically, whatever you do will be constrained by the path itself. But by breaking up our multiarc paths into single arc paths, we can play around with the direction of our text, the z-indexing of different parts of our text, and achieving more complex animations.First, we are going to want to use another SVG image to show some of the effects. I will be using the diamond from the article on pointer events which I mentioned earlier. First, let’s show what it will look like with a single path circular text laid on top of it.Let’s assume that our circle is CX 295, CY 200, R 175. Now, following the Circular path method, we now see the following:M (CX – R), CYa R,R 0 1,1 (R * 2),0a R,R 0 1,1 -(R * 2),0See the Pen SVG Amethyst by Bryan Rasmussen.I’m not going to talk about the path or the text size, fill or stroke color. We should all understand that by now, and be able to make it be whatever we want it to be. But by looking at the text, we can see some downsides or limitations right away:The text all runs in one direction;It might be nice to have some of the text go behind the amethyst, especially where it says MAGAZINE. In order to make the ‘M’ and ‘E’ line up on the circle, the ‘A’ has to be on the side lower point of the amethyst, which feels sort of unbalanced in another way. (I feel like the ‘A’ should be precisely positioned and pointing down at that point.)If we want to fix these issues, we need to split our single path into two. In the following pen, I have separated the path into two paths, (and placed them into the defs area of the SVG for our textPaths to reference):See the Pen SVG Amethyst two paths by Bryan Rasmussen.Again, assuming our CX is 295, CY 200, R 175, then the two paths are in the format of the following (for the top semicircular path):M (CX – R), CYa R,R 0 1,1 (R * 2),0And the following for the bottom:M (CX + R), CYa R,R 0 1,1 -(R * 2),0However, we still have circular text that moves all in the same direction. To fix that for everything but Edge, all you have to do is to add the side=”right” attribute to the text element that holds the ‘MAGAZINE’ textPath.Making The Text Go Another DirectionIf we want to support as many browsers as we can, we have to alter the path and not rely on the side attribute which is not fully supported. What we can do is to copy our top semicircle path, but change the sweep from 1 to 0:Before:M 120, 200a 175,175 0 1,1 350,0After:M 120, 200a 175,175 0 1,0 350,0But our text is now drawn on the inner circle defined by the sweep and it won’t look so nice in different browsers. This means that we’re going to have to move the position of our path to align with the ‘S’ of ‘Smashing’, make the ending X of the path greater, and set some offset to the text. As you can see, there is also a little text difference between Firefox and the others which we can improve by increasing the textLength attribute on the text element, as well as removing whitespace from the textPath (since Firefox evidently thinks whitespace is meaningful).The solution:See the Pen SVG Amethyst two paths fixed by Bryan Rasmussen.Change The Z-Index Of Part Of Our Circular TextFinally, we want to make our text goes both in front and behind the amethyst. Well, that’s easy. Remember that SVG’s z-indexing of element is based by where they are in the markup? So if we have two elements, element 1 will be drawn behind element 2. Next, all we have to do is to move a text element up in our SVG markup so it is drawn before the amethyst.You can see the result below in which parts of the word ‘MAGAZINE’ are hidden by the lower point of the amethyst.See the Pen SVG Amethyst two paths z-index by Bryan Rasmussen.If you take a look at the markup, you can see that the lower semicircle of text has been moved to be before the path that draws the amethyst.Animating The Parts Of Our CircleSo now we have the ability to make circular text by completely controlling the directionality of the parts of our text by putting the text into two semicircles. This can, of course, also be exploited to make animations of the text. Making cross-browser SVG animations is really the subject of another article (or a lot more articles). These examples will only work in Chrome and Firefox because of using the SMIL-animations syntax instead of CSS keyframes or tools like Greensock. But it gives a good indicator of the effects you can achieve by animating the decomposed circle.Take the following pen:See the Pen SVG Amethyst two paths animated by Bryan Rasmussen.Please press the ‘Rerun’ button on the codepen to see the animation in action. The two parts of our circular text begin animating at the same time, but have a different duration so they end at different times. Because we are animating the textLength attribute, we have put two animate directives under each text — one for the text element (so Firefox will work) and one for the textpath element (so Chrome will work).ConclusionIn this article, we’ve seen how to turn a circle into a path and back again, in order to better understand when we need to optimize a path and when not. We’ve seen how turning the circle into a path frees us up to placing the text on the circular path, but also how to further split the circular path into semicircles and gain fuller control over directionality and animation of the component parts of our circular text.Further Reading on SmashingMag:Rethinking Responsive SVGAnimating SVG Files With SVGatorStyling And Animating SVGs With CSSManaging SVG Interaction With The Pointer Events Property Microsoft EdgeThe reason why the starting “S” of “Smashing” is sitting at that funny angle in the Firefox solution is that it is where we actually started drawing our path at (due to the v-R command we used). This is more obvious in the Chrome version where you can clearly see the first pie-shaped wedge of our circle that we drew: Chrome does not follow all the wedges, so this is the result when you change the text to be “Smashing Magazine”.The reason is that Chrome has a bug regarding inheritance of the textLength attribute declared on the parent text element. If you want them both to look the same, put the textLength attribute on the textPath element as well as the text. Why? Because it turns out that Firefox Developer has the same bug if the textLength attribute is not specified on the text element (this has been the case for some years now).Microsoft Edge has a totally different bug; it can’t handle whitespace in between the Text and the child TextPath element. Once you have removed whitespace, and put the textLength attribute on both the text and textPath elements, they will all look relatively the same (with small variations due to differences in default fonts and so forth). So, three different bugs on three different browsers — this is why people often prefer to work with libraries!The following pen shows how the problems can be fixed:See the Pen all circles wrapped Text fixed TextLength by Bryan Rasmussen.I’ve also removed the various fill colors because it makes it easier to see the text wrapping. Removing the fill colors means that my little function to allow you to cycle through the paths and see how they look won’t work unless I add a pointer-events=”all” attribute, so I’ve added those as well.Note: You can read more about the reasons for that in “Managing SVG Interaction With The Pointer Events Property” explained by Tiffany B. Brown.We’ve already discussed the wrapping of the multiarc path, so let’s now look at the others. Since we have one path we are wrapping on, the text will always move in the same direction. 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Freelance Hackers Will Bust Into Your Boyfriend’s Email … For A Fee

first_imgRelated Posts The freelance economy, a boon both to those unable to assemble Ikea furniture and corporate giants averse to employee benefits, will continue to grow in 2015, some predict. Enter Hacker’s List, the obvious upgrade in the so-called “movement” of extreme short-timers in our increasingly computerized society.The New Zealand-registered website is a meeting place for those who need something “hacked” and will pay, and the hackers who are willing to do it, the New York Times reports. According to the NYT, more than 500 “jobs” have been posted since Hacker’s List launched in November. These range from a man offering $2,000 for someone to hack into his landlord’s website to a woman ready to pony up $500 to bust into her boyfriend’s Facebook and Gmail accounts. See also: Marriott Will Let You Use Your Own Wi-Fi, Like It’s Doing You A FavorCommon sense dictates that once you’re willing to pay big bucks to find out if your lover is cheating, your bank account would be better served by dumping the chump … or at least spending that money on mental health care. As for the landlord’s computer—that’s between you, your hacker and the laws that govern your part of the planet. Hacker’s List operates in the gray area of legality, despite the blatantly illegal activities requested on the site. Similar to “sharing economy” sites such as Airbnb, payment is made through the site. Hacker’s List holds the money in escrow until the job is done. As the NYT reports, the founders “contend that they are insulated from any legal liability because they neither endorse nor condone illegal activities.” What’s more, there’s a 10-page terms and conditions disclaimer which forbids illegal activity. (Have a little cognitive dissonance with your cyber-espionage!)The ultimate success of the site remains to be seen, though there seems to be a demand … or maybe just a lot of prurient interest. In the hours after the NYT story went live, the Hacker’s List website was inaccessible. Too many people trying to access the site could’ve caused a crash. Unless … it’s been hacked!Lead image courtesy Warner Bros. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cybersecurity#Hacker’s List#hackers#hacking#privacy center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting helen popkin 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Priyanka Chopra to deglam to play nightingale of India

first_imgPriyanka Chopra has never shied away from experimenting with her looks for her films. And in keeping with her record, the actress will now be seen in an all-out deglam avatar in Kunal Kohli’s Muqtassar. Muqtassar’s storyline is said to be set across three different eras-preindependence, immediately post independence and the current times.Therefore Priyanka, who plays the lead in the film, will have to sport deglamourised clothes-mostly simple yet bright-colored saris-to justify her character, which is said to be loosely based on poet and freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu.The first schedule for the movie has already been completed in London while Kunal is still hunting for a location for the second schedule. He has reportedly visited Chandigarh and a few other north-Indian cities for the same.last_img read more

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Victolero praises Ginebra’s defense in Magnolia loss

first_imgMRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “I give credit to Ginebra because they played a very good defense, especially when they gave us low percentage shots,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero of his team’s struggles against the reigning 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup champions.Ginebra didn’t look like it missed a beat from its championship run, limiting Magnolia to 36 percent shooting from the field and a paltry 18 percent clip from threes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We had tough shots and they weren’t going in. We can’t convert,” lamented Victolero in his team’s second outing this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.In contrast, the Gin Kings had their way as they shot 44 percent from the field, with the tandem of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar making a living down low as they scored 32 of the team’s 46 points in the paint. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Malditas save PH from shutout Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Tenorio says Ginebra can’t be satisfied with win over Magnolia MOST READcenter_img After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay “We allowed them to shoot 56 percent from two-points, and most of those were in the paint with Slaughter and Japeth. We had a hard time defending those two big guys and that’s the story of the game,” he said.Despite the defeat, Victolero could still draw positives from this game, especially with Ian Sangalang notching a career-best 25 points on top of 11 rebounds in the loss.“Ian has always been consistent for us since the last conference. I think he can still improve on a lot because he’s just 26 years old,” he said.Victolero sees the long break as a chance for the Hotshots to go back to basics and allow the injured players to heal up as they still await the full recovery of Paul Lee and Marc Pingris, as well as the return of Jio Jalalon and Rafi Reavis to their lineup.“At least, we have a long break to improve on the aspects of our game that we need to improve on. One loss won’t break our conference and I told them that these things happen,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Luckily for us, we have the time to wait for the other guys to be 100 percent. We’ll wait for Ping, Rafi, and Jio, and also with Paul because I want to see this team as a complete unit and what we can do with a complete lineup. Hopefully, by January they’ll be with us and let’s see how far we can go.”Magnolia’s next game is slated on January 10 against Kia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Defense wins championships.Unfortunately for Magnolia, it’s the same title-tested Ginebra defense which doomed the Hotshots in their Christmas Clasico clash at Philippine Arena on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Acer unveils Chromebase PC

first_imgAcer has just unveiled the Chromebase. It is being called the “first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop with touch display”. The price of the Chromebase is not known yet. The device will be touch-enabled and is expected to be available in Q2 later this year. The device sports a 21.5-inch full HD IPS display touchscreen and is powered by a Nvidia Tegra K1 processor along with 4GB RAM. Other specifications are expected to be revealed prior to the actual launch. Acer is also going to offer 100GB of Google Drive storage for a period of two years. Connectivity options on the PC include USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. There is also a HD webcam as well as an integrated 3W speakers. Acer has also claimed that the device will boot in 10 seconds and “has multiple layers of security built-in with automatic system updates.last_img read more

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