Outbreak

Prevent websites from automatically reloading pages

Webmasters have a number of techniques at their disposal for creating self-updating or reloading websites. From basic meta-refresh to more advanced options that rely on JavaScript. While this can sometimes be useful if a site automatically reloads content, it can also be a nuisance, especially if it doesn’t have a …

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Twitch chat now comes with “Cheering” microtransactions

Yesterday, The Twitch.tv blog revealed a new feature to their popular streaming website called “Cheering”. Through “Cheering”, viewers will be able to donate animated “Bits” emoticons to their favorite partner streamers. Essentially, “Bits” are special Twitch currencies purchased through Amazon Payments (i.e. real money is used to buy Bits) from …

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How fake but really cool computers in movies are made

Images courtesy of Cantina Creative In the Iron Man movies and comics, we’ll often see super-genius Tony Stark furiously producing lines of code to ensure his latest costume upgrade can fly on autopilot, harnessing a new source. deadly power or pair with bluetooth speakers. . What we never see, however, …

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Blood protein predicts poor outcomes for COVID-19

Low levels of blood protein renalase predict poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19, Yale researchers report. They plan to seek expedited approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the protein, which fights inflammation, could improve outcomes for patients with severe cases of the disease. “We want …

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“ To the winner is the spoils ” – Reason.com

Loren Elliott / ZUMA Press / Newscom Donald Trump’s foreign policy and immigration speech today explains, in a nutshell, how absolutely impossible it is to try to come up with a coherent picture of the behavior of a Trump presidency. To witness it: Trump and Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence …

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Cuban detainees granted asylum ‘in the United States’

Three Cuban detainees have filed a habeus corpus application with the Supreme Court today. Imagine Tim Clarke. By Lamech Johnson Two of the three Cuban detainees who applied for habeas corpus in the Supreme Court were accepted for asylum in a third country. This morning, during a status hearing before …

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California Cannot Enforce Indoor Religious Service Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court tells California it cannot ban indoor religious services due to the coronavirus pandemic, but can uphold the ban on singing for now and to sing inside. The High Court issued orders on Friday night in two cases in which churches had sued over coronavirus …

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Nick Pinkerton on The Human Surge

Eduardo Williams, The human wave, 2016, 16 mm, Super 16 and HD video, color, sound, 97 minutes. Chai Fonacier. LIKE CULTURAL CONVERSATION breaks down into spasms of splenetic indignation, the fear of being misunderstood reaches epidemic levels. In such an atmosphere, it is increasingly rare to come across works of …

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