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Opinion: When Trump trashes McCain, this is why we can't look away

  • While it may be impossible to prove that Trump is the direct cause of the tweet received by Cindy McCain about her husband -- or others directed at their daughter Meghan McCain -- how can we ignore the fact that the President's discourse empowers and emboldens despicable people like this to come out of the shadows?
  • While Trump's hateful discourse may not always -- or ever -- apply cogent reasoning, Bacon's rhetorical principle remains: Words are ultimately about arousing imagination (or emotion) as a mechanism for influencing behavior ("the will"), whether by intent or effect.
  • It is fair to ask of me: Is sharing this crude and appalling tweet received by Cindy McCain unacceptable and in bad taste, and does it only keep the Trump message alive, making it potentially more influential?

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The Impossible Bar of a Professional

  • At the same time, we were violating our client agreement by working in a facility that was nowhere near secure enough.
  • What is it like to work with that professional?
  • Why do you want to work with that professional?
  • More than likely this professional is not who we are every day.
  • After my decade of being in this industry, I’ve had to come to terms with what I know it means to be a professional and what I am willing to compromise.
  • The bar for professionalism in software is so low that there is almost no depth to how far we can go in terms of quality, ethics, or legality in our work.
  • Our industry will struggle to be one that enriches our lives or those of our users if we don’t find a way to raise that bar.

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Elijah Cummings: White House officials using personal accounts to do official work

  • Lowell also denies that he revealed that Ivanka Trump continues to receive official emails to her private account that she does not forward to her government account, in potential violation of the Presidential Records Act. Lowell says he told Cummings their discussion was in regard to a period before September 2017.
  • Cummings argues in his letter it could be a violation of the Presidential Records Act, which prohibits White House staff from using private email to conduct government business unless the individual forwards the message to the official account within 20 days.
  • He also said that the Oversight Committee learned that McFarland "conducted official business on her personal AOL.com account" when she was deputy national security adviser and that they had "also obtained a document that appears to show that Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, received documents" related to transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

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The Impossible Bar of a Professional

  • At the same time, we were violating our client agreement by working in a facility that was nowhere near secure enough.
  • What is it like to work with that professional?
  • Why do you want to work with that professional?
  • More than likely this professional is not who we are every day.
  • After my decade of being in this industry, I’ve had to come to terms with what I know it means to be a professional and what I am willing to compromise.
  • The bar for professionalism in software is so low that there is almost no depth to how far we can go in terms of quality, ethics, or legality in our work.
  • Our industry will struggle to be one that enriches our lives or those of our users if we don’t find a way to raise that bar.

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5 marketing emails every publisher should be sending

  • However, while media brands have different objectives, they can use triggered messages just as effectively.
  • Welcome streams provide the opportunity to introduce your brand and emphasize your values, while letting the reader know what to expect.
  • When customers convert, post-purchase emails give marketers the opportunity to engage them and encourage future loyalty, setting the stage for the next purchase.
  • This is another triggered message that isn't as obvious for a media brand, but the opportunity is there, as Vanity Fair demonstrates.
  • As the publishing version of the replenishment trigger brands like Sephora and Dollar Shave Club favor, Vanity Fair sends this email to remind the reader to renew their subscription.
  • Welcome, abandonment, post-purchase, and re-engagement are the four most common categories of triggered messages, though there are countless options.
  • Retail Dive uses the latter, sending a reader an email to celebrate his one-year anniversary as a subscriber.

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New Facebook Messenger Feature to Take the Frustration out of Group Chats

  • Facebook Messenger is adding a new quoted replies feature that should be especially useful in group chats, where it’s sometimes not clear who is talking to who, making the conversation trickier to follow.
  • The new feature was announced on Wednesday, and will be rolled out to the more than 1.2 billion Messenger users who will be able to long press on a message to write a reply, which will quote the message they are responding to.
  • Instead of placing a reply under the original message, the new feature will show the message a person is responding to, along with their answer, at the bottom of the conversation, that way everyone can see the latest update to the discussion, without having to scroll up.
  • The update comes almost three years after Facebook first began testing encrypted messaging on Messenger with its “secret conversations” feature.

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A world of message-oriented programming languages (2018)

  • The individual elements are indexed by a name and appear in order, although not necessarily right next to each other (in other words, there may be what's called “padding” between fields of different types due to machine architecture restrictions).
  • Like the structure, the individual elements may be of different types and sizes, but they are referenced like an array—an index into its position within the tuple.
  • It was your standard type of message passing, create or find a port, then you can send or receive messages.
  • On the Amiga, you filled in a rather lengthy structure, then pass this to a function to open a new window.
  • Calling a function with parameters is just another form of synchronous message passing, either by-reference or by-value (this is either an unusual or obvious thought, but it took me a while to reach it if it was obvious).

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Facebook is adding quoted replies to Messenger conversations

  • Facebook is updating Messenger today with a new feature: the ability to quote and reply to specific messages in a conversation, making it easier to keep track of things (especially in larger group chats), as reported by VentureBeat.
  • Now, when you hold down on an individual message, in addition to simply adding a reaction, you’ll be able to reply with a new “reply” button, which will attach a quoted version of the original message to your response.
  • It’s a pretty straightforward feature that fellow Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has already offered for a while, so it makes sense that Facebook would bring it to Messenger.
  • The move also harkens to the company’s overarching ambition to create a cross-platform system that would unite Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging — achieving comparable features on all three platforms would no doubt make that eventual merging easier when it does come around.

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A man is accused of threatening a Phoenix mosque the day after the New Zealand attack

  • The episode occurred Saturday, one day after a gunman opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 50 people.
  • Phoenix police said Becht showed up Saturday evening at the United Islamic Center of Arizona and said he was curious about Islam.
  • He asked questions about the service times at the Phoenix mosque as well as another mosque in Tempe, about half an hour away by car.
  • A mosque leader questioned Becht, who then held his finger to his throat and made a sawing motion, according to a police report.
  • New York officials are beefing up security at mosques in New York City and throughout the state.
  • Officials in the Dutch city of Rotterdam are ramping up security at mosques after a shooting on a tram over the weekend killed three people.
  • In a Facebook message Monday, the United Islamic Center of Arizona thanked the community for its support.

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Instagram’s founders don’t think breaking up Facebook will fix tech’s problems

  • In their first public interview together since abruptly leaving Facebook last fall, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger shared their thoughts on a number of issues at the South By Southwest conference Monday afternoon, March 11.
  • Systrom and Krieger seem to agree that breaking up tech companies doesn’t actually solve many of the problems that tech companies are creating.
  • (He jokingly asked if the duo would “get our job back” if Instagram did get spun out.) Systrom just doesn’t want to see Facebook broken up for the wrong reasons.
  • The second is why Krieger and Systrom left Facebook so abruptly last September, a decision that shocked many of their Instagram and Facebook colleagues, and created a dramatic scrambling behind the scenes.
  • The Instagram founders were also asked what they thought about Facebook’s new plan to reorient the company around private messaging, a strategy that CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled last week.

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