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Is Cryptocurrency Threatening Earnings at Bank of America?

An anonymous reader quotes The Next Web:
One of the world’s largest financial institutions admitted in its annual report that cryptocurrency is a looming threat to its business model. According to a report filed with the SEC by Bank of America, “Clients may choose to conduct business with other market participants who engage in business or offer products in areas we deem speculative or risky, such as cryptocurrencies. Increased competition may negatively affect our earnings by creating pressure to lower prices or credit standards on our products and services requiring additional investment to improve the quality and delivery of our technology and/or reducing our market share, or affecting the willingness of clients to do business with us.”

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LG V30S ThinQ brings AI smarts to a familiar face – CNET

LG didn’t unveil a new G-series phone to Mobile World Congress, but it did take last year’s LG V30 and give it a bit more. …read more

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The LG V30S ThinQ phone is the V30 with better memory and AI – CNET

The smartphone is part of LG’s new strategy of offering more frequent, minor upgrades to flagship devices. …read more

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Did Samsung just accidentally release a Galaxy S9 launch video? – CNET

Commentary: In what seems like a painful faux pas, the three-minute, business-oriented video is making its way across YouTube. …read more

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Dart 2: Google’s Language Rebooted For Web and Mobile Developers

An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld:
Google’s Dart language, once positioned a potential replacement for JavaScript in the browser, is being rebooted for client-side web and mobile development in Version 2 of the language. A beta version is now available. Dart 2 features a strengthened type system, a cleaned-up syntax, and a rebuilt developer tool chain.

Dart has a succinct syntax and can run on a VM with a just-in-time compiler, with the compiler enabling stateful, hot reload during mobile development. Developers also gain from fast development cycles where code can be edited, compiled, and replaced in apps running on a device. Compiling code ahead of time provides fast startup, Google said. Dart can be compiled to native code for ARM and x86 platforms. Google has used the language to build applications for iOS, Android, and the web.

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Prophet Isaiah’s ‘signature’ may have been found on clay seal – CNET

But damage to the inscription removes the final letter that would have spelled out “prophet,” so we may never know. …read more

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Google’s ‘Bro Culture’ Led To Harassment, Argues New Lawsuit By Software Engineer

An anonymous reader quotes the Mercury News:
As a young, female software engineer at male-dominated Google, Loretta Lee was slapped, groped and even had a co-worker pop up from beneath her desk one night and tell her she’d never know what he’d been doing under there, according to a lawsuit filed against the Mountain View tech giant… Lee’s lawsuit — filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court — alleges the company failed to to protect her, saying, “Google’s bro-culture contributed to (Lee’s) suffering frequent sexual harassment and gender discrimination, for which Google failed to take corrective action.”
She was fired in February 2016 for poor performance, according to the suit… Lee started at the company in 2008 in Los Angeles and later switched to the firm’s Mountain View campus, according to the suit, which asserts that she “was considered a talented and rising star” who received consistently “excellent” performance reviews. Lee claims that the “severe and pervasive” sexual harassment she experienced included daily abuse and egregious incidents. In addition to making lewd comments to her and ogling her “constantly,” Lee’s male co-workers spiked her drinks with whiskey and laughed about it; and shot Nerf balls and darts at her “almost every day,” the suit alleges. One male colleague sent her a text message asking if she wanted a “horizontal hug,” while another showed up at her apartment with a bottle of liquor, offering to help her fix a problem with one of her devices, refusing to leave when she asked him to, she alleges. At a holiday party, Lee “was slapped in the face by an intoxicated male co-worker for no apparent reason,” according to the suit.

Lee resisted reporting an employee who had grabbed her lanyard and grazed her breasts — and was then written up for being uncooperative. But after filing a report, “HR found her claims ‘unsubstantiated,’ according to the suit. ‘This emboldened her colleagues to continue their inappropriate behavior,’ the suit says.

“Her fear of being ostracized was realized, she claims, with co-workers refusing to approve her code in spite of her diligent work on it. Not getting her code approved led to her being ‘labeled as a poor performer,’ the suit says.”

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These Small PCBs are Made for Model Rocketry

Model rocketry hobbyists are familiar with the need to roll their own solutions when putting high-tech features into rockets, and a desire to include a microcontroller in a rocket while still keeping things flexible and modular is what led [concretedog] to design a system using 22 mm diameter stackable PCBs designed to easily fit inside rocket bodies. The system uses a couple of 2 mm threaded rods for robust mounting and provides an ATTiny85 microcontroller, power control, and an optional small prototyping area. Making self-contained modular sleds that fit easily into rocket bodies (or any tube with a roughly one-inch inner diameter) is much easier as a result.

The original goal was to ease the prototyping of microcontroller-driven functions like delayed ignition or altimeter triggers in small Estes rockets, but [concretedog] felt there were probably other uses for the boards as well and made the design files available on GitHub. (Thanks!)

We have seen stackable PCBs for rocketry before with the amazingly polished M3 Avionics project, but [concretedog]’s design is much more accessible to some hobbyist-level tinkering; especially since the ATTiny85 can be programmed using the Arduino IDE and the boards themselves are just an order from OSH Park away.

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‘Black Panther 2’: Kendrick Lamar wants to play a villain – CNET

Rapper who curated and produced the blockbuster film’s soundtrack says Erik Killmonger was “misunderstood.” …read more

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Bitcoin Exchange Accidentally Allowed Customers To Buy Coins For $0

AmiMoJo writes: “A system glitch at cryptocurrency exchange site Zaif enabled users to obtain digital money for free, with one apparently “purchasing” Bitcoin valued at $20,000,000,000,000 and then attempting to cash in on it…” according to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. “The glitch, which lasted for 18 minutes from 5:40 p.m. to 5:58 p.m. on Feb. 16, affected Zaif’s price calculation system, enabling customers to buy cryptocurrencies for nothing.” CoinDesk adds that “At least one customer attempted to resell their bitcoin, but the large amount of the cryptocurrency offered soon drew attention even outside the exchange. The firm later cancelled the transactions and corrected the users’ balances. However, a source suggests that the correction is still being agreed with one of the seven users who attempted to transfer the free bitcoin away from the Zaif platform.”

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