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W3Fools Takes on W3Schools

first_imgklint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid HTML Dog.Opera Web Standards Curriculum.Google’s HTML, CSS, and Javascript from the Ground Up.SitePoint.The W3C’s wiki-based Learn page and HTML element reference.Mozilla’s Doc Center.I linked to W3Schools’ JavaScript tutorial in our 6 Free JavaScript E-Books and Tutorials post. I never came across the tutorials from Google, Mozilla or PromoteJS while doing my research for that post. I just checked, and although W3Schools’ JavaScript tutorial still comes up as the top search result for “JavaScript Tutorial” none of the sites W3Fools lists were found in the first 10 pages of results for a search for “JavaScript Tutorial.” This shows the uphill battle other tutorial writers face when competing with W3Schools.W3Fools is calling on W3Schools to wikify its tutorials so that readers can fix mistakes. W3Schools does have an e-mail address for corrections. When asked whether W3Fools had contacted W3Schools, co-author Boaz Sender replied “Yes, and I believe a number of them have been made.” Update: Another of the authors, Paul Irish says the authors did not contact W3Schools ahead of time.There is a thread on the W3Schools forum discussing W3Fools. One commenter takes issue with some of W3Fools’ critiques, especially those relating to HTML5.W3Schools did not respond to our request for comment. The company is based in Norway and the request would have arrived in the late Friday afternoon there, which may explain the lack of response.Update:W3Schools has responded. Related Posts Tags:#hack#tips Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? W3Schools is one of the oldest and most popular web development tutorial sites on the Web. But it has its share of critics. Today, 46 of those critics launched W3Fools, a site dedicated to criticizing W3Schools. W3Fools lists a number of mistakes, inaccuracies and pieces of outdated information in W3Schools’ tutorials, especially the HTML and JavaScript tutorials. The site points out W3Schools’ own disclaimer as evidence that the site is badly flawed. The disclaimer reads: “We do not warrant the correctness of [W3Schools] content. The risk from using it lies entirely with the user.” The site’s authors note that although there are resources they believe are better, “W3Schools has put a lot of effort into positioning itself at the top of search results and, despite our efforts (such as the PromoteJS initiative), appears to be there to stay.” Since the site went up, several issues have already been fixed and W3Fools notes those with strikethrough.Here are the resources W3Fools recommends as alternatives: 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

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Instagram Faces Rising Tide of Spam

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img john paul titlow Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#web Instagram is exploding. The mobile photo-sharing app is set to hit its 100 millionth user before its second birthday, an early growth rate that puts Facebook and Twitter to shame. As the user base grows, though, so too does the black tide of spam. “More Followers,” “More Likes”In recent weeks, many users have noticed an uptick in fake followers, usually with usernames such as “more_followers_here” or “more_likes_here” followed by a series of random numbers.    What’s the point of spamming Instagram? Historically, comment threads on popular photos have been a breeding ground for aggressive “follow me!” requests. While those tactics are certainly spam-like, they’re not as intensely opportunistic as what these new accounts are attempting to do. The spam-proliferating accounts typically post no photos and have very few followers. They offer a link to a site that purports to let users buy new followers and likes. The site, whose domain is registered to one Naree Ka Ebooks in Thailand, offers packages starting at $30 for 2,000 new followers, up to $800 for 100,000. For less than $250, the site promises to land any photo on Instagram’s “most popular” page. That is, when you convert the price for this from pounds to dollars. Why this item is listed in pounds while every other item is priced in dollars is anybody’s guess. In any event, the site’s claim that it can get a photo to the popular page has about as much merit as SEO come-ons to wrangle the #1 search result on Google. The look and feel of this scam is similar to that of an earlier spam campaign that promised free gift cards to Instagram users. Anti-Spam MeasuresThat said, Instagram has done a pretty good job keeping the spam at bay. While the network has experienced an uptick in spammy-looking bot followers, the overall experience of using the service, like any social network, is still dictated by whom you choose to follow. Compared to your email inbox, Instagram is squeaky clean. “We have a  team that works really hard to identify spam through community flags, and we stop it as soon as it starts,”  Instagram’s Community Evangelist Jessica Zollman said in a thread on Quora. One of Instagram’s most frequently-cited shortcomings also turns out to be helpful in curtailing spam. The service’s lack of a Web app, combined with the fact that links left in comment threads don’t work, mean that flooding Instagram with URLs – the heart of every spammy SEO campaign in history – is useless. That doesn’t mean that spammers couldn’t dilute the experience as the service scales. The Instagram team seems to be aware of this and has pushed out new features designed to help the community collectively fight spam. In the version that was released last week, users can flag individual comments as spam, since that might lead to an influx of spammy and low-quality images.   last_img read more

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David Suzuki Talks Citizen Science

first_img“Canada’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph has the genomes of more than 265 thousand named species identified with barcodes in its database,” says David Suzuki. “The cost to analyze a sample against this free public database is about $10.”There is a systematic inventorying of the world’s biodiversity taking place, says Suzuki, and citizen science is taking advantage of it. Take, for example, children in San Diego.In an effort to collect four thousand samples of local bug life, children in San Diego are borrowing genetic testing kits from libraries and, using the LifeScanner app, uploading their data for the city’s Barcode of Life project to identify all life on Earth. The goal is to provide insight into biodiversity and environmental health. Once the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics does the genetic sequencing, the children can see the genetic barcodes of the bugs they found and compare them to others.Another citizen science project is focused on fish identification to address the problem of mislabelled seafood. Working with SeaChoice, of which the David Suzuki Foundation is a member, and LifeScanner, some 300 Canadians “will get testing kits, buy seafood, collect data and images and return samples in a provided envelope,” says Suzuki. “Samples will be analyzed and coded, with results posted online.“With the help of citizen scientists, genetic testing can offer a powerful approach to righting environmental wrongs. The same approach could work in areas such as testing for antibiotics, pesticide and mercury residues and more.”Learn more about what Citizen Science is doing here.Copyright ©2017Look to the Starslast_img read more

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Crime update from The Royal Bahamas Police Department

first_imgHIGH POWERED ASSAULT WEAPON SEIZED, ONE MAN IN CUSTODYAn adult male is in custody following the seizure a high-powered assault weapon during a raid on a home on Sunday 5th November 2017.   According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, South Central Division officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on home located at White’s Addition off Kemp Road where they uncovered an AK – 47 Assault Rifle.Mobile Division officers later arrested a male occupant of the home in connection with this incident. POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK – If a crime occurs – report it!Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don’t report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.Press Release: RBPF MALE AND FEMALE IN CUSTODY FOR ARMED ROBBERYReports are that shortly after 5:00pm, Mobile Division officers took an adult male and an adult female into custody for questioning reference to armed robbery on Sunday 5th November 2017.The two suspects were found in possession of two cell phones taken during an armed robbery sometime in October 2017. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 6, 2017 – Nassau – This is an update from the Royal Bahamas Police DepartmentSUSPECT SHOT IN BOTCH ARMED ROBBERY ATTEMPT DIES IN HOSPITALA male suspect, who was hospitalized on Friday 27th October 2017 after being shot in the middle of an attempted armed robbery, has died.   The wounded man was pronounced dead in hospital shortly after 4:00pm this afternoon (Sunday 5th November 2017)The wounded man and another suspect attempted to rob a man, as he was about to enter his home in Yellow Elder Gardens around 11.30pm Friday 27th October 2017.   However, the victim fought back, struggling with the suspect with the gun. During the struggle, the gunman suffered a gunshot wound and fled on foot along with his accomplice into a waiting blue Honda vehicle with gold rims. Related Items:last_img read more

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Marketers Concerned About Transparency of Programmatic

first_img Around 300 agency and client-side marketers responded to the survey commissioned by Advertiser Perceptions on behalf of TMBI, revealing industry-wide skepticism in two categories: audience targeting, and site credibility. “Big brands are going to want to do business with brands that offer a well lit, transparent environment,” says Rich Sutton, chief revenue officer of TMBI. It is good news for magazine brands, whose greatest asset in a crowded advertising space is their cultural credibility. Most magazines have track records of consistant and reliable content. If marketers are insecure about the “safety” of their brands, what better place for their dollars than in the hands of a legacy publisher? Sutton stresses that this survey does not mean that programmatic is going away. TMBI itself takes in revenues from programmatic buys, and he says that marketers love the high ROI of low cost purchases.  There is a crisis of confidence among CMOs and marketers when it comes to transparency in programmatic, the latest white paper released by Trusted Media Brands claims. Prev1 of 6NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browsecenter_img Flip through to see the survey results for yourself. In short, the concern is this: marketers don’t feel that they have enough information about or control over where their programmatic ads land. In a world of fake news websites and social media accountibility, advertising on a website with offensive material can lead to a negative conversation about your brand in the greater media eco system. Marketers, the survey shows, feel that programmatic sellers are too opaque when it comes to controlling for such errors. Seventy-three percent of respondents agreed that the ability to buy ads programmatically is important. However, 81 percent of respondent agreed that “given recent news concerning credibility of digital sources, it’s even more important to advertise on the right site.” Prev1 of 6NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browselast_img read more

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Mario Royale gives a Nintendo classic the battle royale treatment

first_img Share your voice 1 The way the game works is that 100 players go through the same level of Super Mario Bros. Each individual has their own instance of the game and for the most part don’t interact directly with the other players, which makes it appear that there are 99 other Mario “ghosts.” Each player can, however, interact with the level and in turn, affect the other players’ instance of the level. If one player grabs the mushroom to make Mario big, that item isn’t available to everyone else. A player could also jump on a Koopa turtle’s shell, causing it to knock into other players and kill them. Things get even more interesting when one player obtains the star and goes invincible. Now, that player is active in everyone’s instance and can eliminate anyone they touch. There are several different worlds based on levels from Super Mario Bros. Each world has four levels, and the player who reaches the last level and gets past Bowser first will be the winner. Mario Royale is available to play via a web browser, and players can use a keyboard or gamepad to control Mario.  Comment Nintendocenter_img Tags Battle royale goes 8-bit in Mario Royale.   InfernoPlus Battle Royale games such as Fornite, Apex Legends, and PUBG are incredibly popular right now. One YouTuber took the formula for those games and added it to a Nintendo classic. Mario Royale, made by YouTuber InfernoPlus, is a battle royale mod of the original Super Mario Bros. Players compete against 99 other player-controlled Marios to see who’s the first to beat Bowser. Computers Gaminglast_img read more

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Myanmar team to visit Dhaka next week to talk Rohingya issue

first_imgA Myanmar team will arrive in Bangladesh next week to discuss the mass exodus of Rohingya, an official said Tuesday, amid huge diplomatic efforts to find a durable solution to the crisis.The team are “coming early next week,” Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque told AFP, saying they would be working on the Rohingya issue but not giving further details.A senior foreign ministry official said the team was expected to be led by Myanmar’s Minister of the Office of State Counselor, Kyaw Tint Swe.Dhaka had earlier invited the minister for talks before the latest eruption of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state triggered one of the world’s worst refugee crisis in recent decades.The announcement comes as the UN said 480,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh’s southeastern border region since August 25.Between the new arrivals and some 300,000 Rohingya who were already living in the area due to previous violence in Myanmar, there are now nearly 800,000 refugees in camps around the Bangladesh border town of Cox’s Bazar that are bursting at the seams.The situation has forced new arrivals into makeshift shelters in grim conditions, and sparked warnings that epidemics, including cholera, could easily spread.The bilateral talks come as Dhaka mounts a huge diplomatic effort to find a permanent solution to the Rohingya problem and make Myanmar take back all the refugees to their homeland in Rakhine.The latest military operation was sparked by attacks carried out by Rohingya militants on police posts on August 25.Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims fleeing a military crackdown.Hasina accused Myanmar authorities of laying landmines on the border to prevent the Rohingyas from returning and said the United Nations must take immediate measures to find a solution to the crisis.She laid out a five-point plan that called for the protection of the Rohingyas in “safe zones that could be created inside Myanmar under UN supervision.”The United Nations has described the military operation as “ethnic cleansing” and French President Emmanuel Macron went further, describing it as a “genocide.”Myanmar must stop the violence and “the practice of ethnic cleansing”, agree to allow a UN fact-finding mission, ensure the return of refugees and abide by a report that recommends citizenship for the Rohingya, said Hasina. Rohingya are currently denied Myanmar citizenship.There has been mounting international outrage over the plight of the Rohingya, prompting the UN Security Council this month to call for an end to the violence.last_img read more

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Houston City Council To Vote On 400 Million FEMA Housing Program

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share X 00:00 /01:06 Davis LandTexas Organizing Project Director Feldon Bonner speaks outside City Hall.The Houston City Council is set to vote on Wednesday on accepting a $400 million contract with the Texas General Land Office (GLO), establishing a temporary housing program. With the money coming from FEMA through the state, the program is meant to help people with home repairs, apartment rentals, or by getting in into FEMA trailers.Davis Land /Houston Public MediaTwo Houston activists lead a song in front of City Hall. “All I want for Christmas is housing,” they sing.Activists from Texas Organizing Project (TOP) and Houston residents gathered outside City Hall to express support for the contract. They say many residents of low-income housing are often forced to stay in their flooded apartments, leading to problems with mold and creating a major health risk.“We understand that there is a process but we believe that because of the immediacy and the health issues that are involved that it should expedite things considerably,” said Texas Organizing Project Director Feldon Bonner.Many affected by Harvey are still in hotels and motels throughout the state. Questions over a precise timeline for public housing assistance have been used to criticize governmental response to the storm.“It concerns me that so much of this is being delayed. It’s been over 90 days since this hurricane,” said City Council member Michael Kubosh, who attended the rally. “We’ve got to do better than what we’re doing. People are hurting.”Kubosh said the contract is likely to be approved even though he and other council members would like to see more money put forward from the federal government.last_img read more

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Two countries one Independence Day celebration

first_imgAs India and South Korea celebrate their Independence Day on the same date, both the countries came together for the celebrations at Siri Fort Auditorium. Nehru Bal Sangh (NBS) conducted the 5th edition of their entertaining extravaganza, Jashn-E-Azadi event where the artists from South Korea and India displayed their rich and diverse cultures. The programme showcased dance performances, audio-visual elements and musical renditions which narrated the story of Independence Day in an utterly creative way. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfStudents from various schools and eminent personalities from different fields including Vinay Pathak – Indian film actor, Lee Haekwang, and Acting Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Kim Kum Pyoung, and Director at Korean Cultural Centre India, Shiela Dixit, Former CM of Delhi and Patron of Jashn-E-Azadi, Ashok Sahota, National President, Nehru Bal Sangh witnessed the performances.Lee Haekwang, Acting Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, said, “India is very big country, with so many ethnic groups and languages. This event gave me a chance to renew my historical knowledge. I hope this event helps in strengthening India – Korea relations”Ashok Sahota, President of Nehru Bal Sangh, said that “Indian freedom history is full of sacrifices. We should celebrate this day with zeal, enthusiasm and pride. Since it is a big day for all of us, we decided to have a joint celebration with South Korea this year” On the occasion, Kim Kum Pyoung sent his message: “Jashn-e-Azadi is an effort to spread the values of love, patriotism, and national unity.”The initiative was to rejuvenate the feelings of liberty and Independence among the youngsters. Also it was intended to encourage people to celebrate the Independence Day with much more enthusiasm, zeal, energy and pride, and not consider the festival as a mere holiday or vacation.last_img read more

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