Day: April 5, 2020

Unqork CEO: Anything Java Coders Can Do, No-Code Can Do 200x Faster

Here’s some interesting thoughts from long-time Slashdot reader theodp: CNBC reports that the next frontier in the Microsoft, Google, Amazon cloud battle is over a world without code. Google recently acquired no-code app development platform AppSheet, Microsoft just launched a new public preview of its low-code Power Apps mobile app for iOS and Android, and…

Tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus – CNET

In total, seven big cats at the zoo are showing symptoms of COVID-19. …read more Source:: CNet

Mobilizing 3D Printers Around the World Against the Coronovirus

“From face-shields to respirator valves, 3-D printer owners pitch in to the efforts to provide PPE to Australian hospitals,” writes davecb (Slashdot reader #6,526). It’s not only happening in Australia. But the Guardian talked to Mat Bowtell, a former Toyota engineer in Australia who’s using fourteen 3D printers to manufacture thousands of face shields for…

Tiger King: Where are Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Rick and the rest now? – CNET

What became of the colorful cast of Netflix’s hit true-crime documentary? …read more Source:: CNet

DIY Closed-Cell Silicone Foam

Most of us have a junk drawer, full of spare parts yanked from various places, but also likely stocked with materials we bought for a project but didn’t use completely. Half a gallon of wood glue, a pile of random, scattered resistors, or in [Ken]’s case, closed-cell silicone foam. Wanting to avoid this situation he…

Tiger King: 9 things you didn’t know about Netflix’s insane hit show – CNET

Joe’s singing, John’s missing teeth, Carole’s missing husband: All the things you might have missed. …read more Source:: CNet

Westworld season 3 episode 3 recap: Dolores, Caleb and who is Charlotte Hale – CNET

Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson and Evan Rachel Wood elevate a very expository episode. …read more Source:: CNet

Russia Accused of Spreading Coronavirus Disinformation

Two associate professors studying foreign trolls online have penned an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that Russian efforts to stir up antagonisms online “continues to be true with coronavirus disinformation.” In our research, we have found multiple networks of fake accounts — one of which we can attribute to Russia — that use conversations…

Every upcoming phone available this spring and summer of 2020 – CNET

From the iPhone 12 to the Galaxy Fold 2. 13 phones we still expect to see this spring and summer. …read more Source:: CNet

Earth’s Crust Is Shaking Less After Coronavirus Lockdowns

CNN reports: Around the world, seismologists are observing a lot less ambient seismic noise — meaning, the vibrations generated by cars, trains, buses and people going about their daily lives. And in the absence of that noise, Earth’s upper crust is moving just a little less. Thomas Lecocq, a geologist and seismologist at the Royal…