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Hundreds gather for the service of San Diegos own Brandon Stapper

first_imgHundreds gather for the service of San Diego’s own Brandon Stapper March 16, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds of people showed up tonight to celebrate the life of a local entrepreneur who was killed in a tragic accident in Africa.Friends and family of Brandon Stapper gathered at the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park to remember the man they say was “extremely good at what he did.”33 year old Stapper and 2 other men from San Diego were among a total of 5 people killed when their sightseeing helicopter crashed in a national park in Kenya.Strapper was known as a successful businessman in San Diego last_img read more

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The toprated Tribit XFree Tune wireless overtheear headphones drop to just 3249

first_img Share your voice 9 Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comments The folding Tribit XFree Tune headphones look and sound luxurious, but the price tag is all cheapskate. Sarah Tew/CNET Just last year, CNET audio guru David Carnoy was delighted to discover that the $50 Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones offered “terrific sound for the money.”Right now, today, I’m delighted to tell you that Cheapskate readers can score the Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones for $32.49. That’s after clicking the on-page 5% off coupon and then applying promo code DLTXFREE at checkout.See at AmazonCarnoy’s XFree Tune review is the best place to start if you want the full scoop on these, as I haven’t had the chance to try them myself.I can tell you that the carrying case is included at this price; it’s not $5 extra as mentioned in the review. And speaking of reviews, the headphones scored a genuinely impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 700 buyers.Other important things to know: Tribit promises a whopping 40 hours of playtime on a charge (though it takes a full 4 hours to recharge), and you can also bypass Bluetooth in favor of a wired connection (cord included), which requires no power at all.I think these would make a great gift for a mom, dad or grad.Read more: The best headphones for 2019 Bonus deal: One of my favorite recent sci-fi books is on sale for $2Not to be confused with the sci-fi TV series of the same name, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a twisty, trippy sci-fi novel that was among my favorite reads of the past few years.The Kindle edition normally sells for $10, but for a limited time, you can grab Dark Matter for just $2. If you’re more into the Barnes & Noble or Google Play e-book ecosystems, it’s on sale in both those stores for the same price.See at AmazonI’ll just add that this isn’t “hard sci-fi,” if that’s what you’re hoping for. Rather, it’s a fast-paced page-turner, with some fresh twists on old tropes. I couldn’t put it down. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Now playing: Watch this: 1:25 The Cheapskate Tribit XFree Tune: A cheap Bluetooth headphone that sounds… Headphones Digital Media Amazonlast_img read more

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Virgin Galactic shows off the worlds first space tourist lounge

first_img “We are graduating the facility into commercial service,” said VG CEO George Whitesides. “We want to have this be a remarkable historic facility that when people arrive at they feel, ‘Yes, this is the place that I’m going to be going to space from.'”Virgin owner and billionaire mogul Richard Branson announced that his company was ready to “come home” to New Mexico at a press conference with Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham and Sen. Tom Udall in Santa Fe in May. With the unveiling of its new interior, Virgin Galactic says Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space “is now functionally operational.” Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 1:26 Sci-Tech Comment A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy First look inside Virgin Galactic’s space passenger terminal As part of its move to New Mexico, the Virgin Galactic launch vehicle VMS Eve recently landed at the Spaceport, which it will call home from now on.The company says the remainder of its test flight program, which has largely been conducted in California’s Mojave Desert until now, will take place at Spaceport America in preparation for its first commercial flights to space in the coming months.  17 Photos Virgin Galactic announces long-awaited move to Spaceport… 2:28 Virgin Galactic’s Gaia lounge will host space tourists.   Virgin Galactic The world got its first glance at what commercial space travel will look like on Thursday, and it’s a significant upgrade from the arduous trip through today’s airports. Interactive Walkway at The Gateway To SpaceThe Gateway to Space includes an interactive walkway. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic welcomed members of the press into its newly completed mission control, briefing room and ground-floor Gaia lounge. Gaia is centered on a posh marble and oak “Barista Island” where space tourists, their friends and family will mingle with VG employees and pilots over breakfast and coffee as they contemplate cutting the tether of Earth’s gravity for the first time.Upstairs and overlooking Gaia and the runway is the Cirrus level, home to mission control, the mission briefing room and the pilot corps. VG’s operation is housed inside the Gateway to Space building, a futuristic facade that looks something like an alien spaceship itself. The building is the centerpiece of New Mexico’s Spaceport America, a state-owned facility that has been quietly waiting for several years in the empty desert next to the White Sands Missile Range for Virgin Galactic to finally move in. 1 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Space Richard Branson Virgin Galacticlast_img read more

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Twitter is down for everyone Outage on mobile apps web brings tweets

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:10Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Instagrams New Update That Sparked Outrage Was Just A Test Closecenter_img Update:Twitter is back up and running, at least for some users. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey has confirmed that the service is coming back up, but slowly.  Twitter is backTwitter screenshot – @jackOriginal story…Twitter is the place people go to rant about outages on services like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and others. But in an unexpected turn of event, the popular microblogging platform has gone offline. Twitter is down for everyone, both on web and mobile apps, which has brought the relentless flow of tweets to a halt.Downdetector, the website that monitors online outages, has confirmed the Twitter outage. A sudden spike in people reporting Twitter’s downtime surpassed 69,000 and the live outage map shows it appears to be a widespread issue.Twitter is down for users in Japan, the U.S., UK, France, Brazil, India, and other countries, according to Downdetector live outage map for Twitter. IBTimes India can independently confirm that the website, as well as the Twitter apps, have failed to load new tweets, post a tweet and upload media. Twitter is downTwitter StatusWhile trying to send a new tweet, the website returns an “Internal server error” and shows “Uploading media failed! Please try again later” when attempting to upload media. It appears Twitter is aware of the problem and we can expect the services to resume soon.As per the Twitter Status page, Twitter said: “The outage was due to an internal configuration change, which we’re now fixing. Some people may be able to access Twitter again and we’re working to make sure Twitter is available to everyone as quickly as possible.” Twitter is downREUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoThe Twitter outage comes only days after popular social media giant, Facebook, and its other apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, suffered a massive outage globally. The services were resumed after a while, but Twitter was flooded with reactions, some funny, some not so much. It remains to be seen how Twitter users react to this situation. Stay tuned for updates on this story right here.last_img read more

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Get rid of Modi just as he did highvalue notes CM

first_imgRaniganj/Asansol: Coming down heavily on Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee urged people to scrap him just as he had scrapped high-value notes during demonetisation.”Remember those days when you were forced to face hardships following the note ban. People got up from the bed early morning and found high-value notes had been banned. Modi said it would bring down terrorist activities but in reality, they have gone up. Just as he had scrapped the high-value notes, you scrap him off in the election by casting your votes against him,” she said while addressing two rallies at Raniganj and Asansol on Friday afternoon. Banerjee said: “Modi has ruined the country economically. People have lost jobs. 12,000 farmers have committed suicide but he is unperturbed, he is going from one state to another to narrate lies during the election meetings.” Banerjee added: “During election meetings in other states, Modi is taking the name of Mamata because he knows that in Bengal, BJP will not be able to do anything. They will get a big zero.”last_img read more

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Microsoft open sources InferNET its popular modelbased machine learning framework

first_imgLast week, Microsoft open sourced Infer.NET, the cross-platform framework used for model-based machine learning. This popular machine learning engine used in Office, Xbox and Azure, will be available on GitHub under the permissive MIT license for free use in commercial applications. Features of  Infer.NET The team at Microsoft Research in Cambridge initially envisioned Infer.NET as a research tool and released it for academic use in 2008. The framework has served as a base to publish hundreds of papers across a variety of fields, including information retrieval and healthcare. The team then started using the framework as a machine learning engine within a wide range of Microsoft products. A model-based approach to machine learning Infer.NET allows users to incorporate domain knowledge into their model. The framework can be used to build bespoke machine learning algorithms directly from their model. To sum it up, this framework actually constructs a learning algorithm for users based on the model they have provided. Facilitates interpretability Infer.NET also facilitates interpretability. If users have designed the model themselves and the learning algorithm follows that model, they can understand why the system behaves in a particular way or makes certain predictions. Probabilistic Approach In Infer.NET, models are described using a probabilistic program. This is used to describe real-world processes in a language that machines understand. Infer.NET compiles the probabilistic program into high-performance code for implementing something cryptically called deterministic approximate Bayesian inference. This approach allows a notable amount of scalability. For instance, it can be used in a system that automatically extracts knowledge from billions of web pages, comprising petabytes of data. Additional Features The framework also supports the ability of the system to learn as new data arrives. The team is also working towards developing and growing it further. Infer.NET will become a part of ML.NET (the machine learning framework for .NET developers). They have already set up the repository under the .NET Foundation and moved the package and namespaces to Microsoft.ML.Probabilistic. Being cross platform, Infer.NET supports .NET Framework 4.6.1, .NET Core 2.0, and Mono 5.0. Windows users get to use Visual Studio 2017, while macOS and Linux folks have command-line options, which could be incorporated into the code wrangler of their choice. Download the framework to learn more about Infer.NET. You can also check the documentation for a detailed User Guide. To know more about this news, head over to Microsoft’s official blog. Read Next Microsoft announces new Surface devices to enhance user productivity, with style and elegance Neural Network Intelligence: Microsoft’s open source automated machine learning toolkit Microsoft’s new neural text-to-speech service lets machines speak like peoplelast_img read more

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Florida still bringing in record numbers despite Zika hurricanes

first_imgFlorida still bringing in record numbers despite Zika, hurricanes Posted by Share Tags: Florida Monday, November 21, 2016 center_img JACKSONVILLE — Tourists continue to visit Florida in record numbers during a year that saw two hurricanes hit the state and federal officials warn away pregnant women from Miami due to the Zika virus.Florida Gov. Rick Scott will announce Monday that 85 million tourists visited the state during the first nine months of 2016.State officials say that’s the highest nine-month total ever and a 5.5 per cent increase over last year.Scott in a statement said the record numbers show how well Visit Florida, the state’s tourism marketing arm, is doing its job. Incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran has questioned continued funding of the organization.The governor noted that record numbers of tourists visited the state despite the Zika outbreak, hurricanes and the tragic attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead. The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more