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Canada could become the world’s bitcoin mining capital as China cracks down

Reuters reported on Friday that Bitmain, the world's biggest blockchain mining company, is looking at moving operations to Canada and said utility company Hydro Quebec is in talks with around 30 large cryptocurrency miners about potential moves. BTC. [mgamazon...

Spectre patch in iOS 11.2.2 is slowing down iPhones

As technology firms around the world try to mop up the mess that the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug are making, Intel has been keen to stress that the impact patches will have on performance will be minimal. View original...

Microsft Smooths iOS Development with Xamarin in New Visual Studio Preview

Ever since Microsoft acquired Xamarin and infused its cross-platform tooling into the Visual Studio IDE, the company has been seeking to ease the cumbersome process of iOS development, which requires hooking up to a Mac machine. View original...

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind the number of chips with the flaw, the chances that your computer has a vulnerability are very high. [mgamazon...

BlackBerry Mobile site hacked to run Monero cryptocurrency miner

With the popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it's perhaps little surprise that a number of websites have recently been discovered using visitors' computer to do a little mining. View original...

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Let’s write a cryptocurrency bot. (part 3)

Want to make your own Bitcoin bot? This is part three of a three part series on creating a cryptocurrency trading bot using the boilerplate and framework library called Bowhead for general use in the cryptocurrency space. View original...

Let’s write a cryptocurrency bot. (part 2)

Want to make your own Bitcoin bot? This is part two of a three part series on creating a cryptocurrency trading bot using the boilerplate and framework library called Bowhead for general use in the cryptocurrency space. In Let’s write a cryptocurrency bot. [mgamazon...

Let’s write a cryptocurrency bot. (part 1)

Want to make your own BTC bot? I’ll walk you through the full setup, on to your first execution of an automated trade, and beyond. View original...

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Spectre patch in iOS 11.2.2 is slowing down iPhones

As technology firms around the world try to mop up the mess that the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug are making, Intel has been keen to stress that the impact patches will have on performance will be minimal. View original...

Let’s write a cryptocurrency bot. (part 3)

Want to make your own Bitcoin bot? This is part three of a three part series on creating a cryptocurrency trading bot using the boilerplate and framework library called Bowhead for general use in the cryptocurrency space. View original...

Let’s write a cryptocurrency bot. (part 2)

Want to make your own Bitcoin bot? This is part two of a three part series on creating a cryptocurrency trading bot using the boilerplate and framework library called Bowhead for general use in the cryptocurrency space. In Let’s write a cryptocurrency bot. [mgamazon...

Sampling Profiler

SamplingProfiler is a performance profiling tool for Delphi 5 to 32bits Delphi XE4. Its purpose is to help locate bottlenecks, even in final, optimized code running at full-speed. View original...

await vs return vs return await

When writing async functions, there are differences between await vs return vs return await, and picking the right one is important. This returns a promise that waits a second, then has a 50/50 chance of fulfilling with "yay" or rejecting with an error. [mgamazon...

Google wants Progressive Web Apps to replace Chrome apps

The Chrome Web Store originally launched in 2010, and serves a hub for installing apps, extensions, and themes packaged for Chrome. Over a year ago, Google announced that it would phase out Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux in 2018. View...

ISO 8601 Week number in PHP, MySQL and MSSQL

The following methods calculate the ISO 8601 Week number in PHP, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, with the same exact results. All the examples below are using the same week criteria: week stars on Monday. MySQL is easy, as it supports this directly: SELECT...

Centos 6, running PHP7 alongside stock PHP5

I have a couple of servers running PHP 5.x.x on CentOS 6 and i want to migrate some to PHP7, without worrying about the older stuff. So, i could compile PHP7 from source, setup FPM and Opcache for it, etc, etc, but i found out that REMI as a solution for this...

One Keyboard+Mouse, multiple computers, the Microsoft way

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Setup Lighthouse, CentOS, 3 simple steps

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Converting multi-page PDF to PNG using ImageMagick

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Web font generator

At fontSquirrel. You upload your font and it generates every known format, CSS code and even embeds fonts inside CSS using base64 data.

Public Datasets

Available at Xiaming's Github, Awesome Public Datasets are (mostly) free. Subjects include Agriculture, Biology, Climate/Weather, Complex Networks, Computer Networks, Contextual Data, Data Challenges, Economics, Energy, Finance, Geology, GeoSpace/GIS, Government,...

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