Apple News: Apple analysts: Stupid or lazy?
Did Wall Street bother to look at the calendar? One of the mysteries that lingers from Apple’s (AAPL) most recent quarterly report – when the company failed to meet Wall Street’s expectations and its stock suffered its worst one-day loss in four years – was whether the analysts who set those expectations were aware that the quarter was one week shorter than the same quarter a year earlier.
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Technology News: 7 Reasons You Can’t Take Social Networks For Granted
We all assume that with every login to our favorite social platform, all our data will be there just as we left it the day before. What could possibly happen overnight? What could happen over a week or more? Well, quite a lot actually. Big social platforms have even bigger servers and tons of money, but hackers are only getting better. Circumstances change. Companies get acquired. Terms of service change. There is not much you can do about it, except always be prepared for the worst.
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Programming News: The Best Ruby Tutorials (for a n00b)
Ruby as a programming language has always interested me, partly because it is such a high level language! It’s also interesting that everything is an object in Ruby essentially scrapping that jump from scripting to OO programming, which I never made. There is a wealth of knowledge (as with any major language) online, however I thought I would put together a list of the most useful tutorials I have found as a complete Ruby n00b to aid others who may be just getting started.
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Photography News: Maintaining your creative edge
The obvious question would be, why? If you’re already happy shooting in whatever style it is you’re shooting, why bother to push or do something different? Why not just continue to refine within your niche? Actually, the more I think about it, the more I don’t think it’s an obvious or trivial consideration. There is definitely value to be the best in your chosen field at any one particular task or technique; perhaps you specialize palladium contact prints, or gigapixel HDR, or cameraphone photography.
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