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Why Missouri football players are going on strike; university president won’t quit – Washington Post

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Members of Concerned Student 1950 embrace during a protest in the Reynolds Alumni Center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday. (Ellise Verheyen/Missourian via AP) With the backing of their head coach, football players at Missouri are threatening to stop participating in any football activities until the president of the university system is fired or resigns. In a late afternoon statement, though, the president declined to do so,…

Face the Nation Transcripts November 8: Trump, Carson, & Gillibrand – CBS News

Sunday, November 08, 2015

(CBS News) — Guests included Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Kirsten Gillibrand, Mike Morell, David Ignatius, Ben Domenech, Molly Ball, and Ed O’Keefe. JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE THE NATION: With the election one year from today, one Republican front-runner basks in the spotlight. The other feels the heat. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”) DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: They’re great. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: Donald Trump spent…

Review: Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’ – New York Times

Sunday, November 08, 2015

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Coding bootcamps are replacing computer science degrees – VentureBeat

Sunday, November 08, 2015

In recent years, a growing number of coding boot camps have helped address the large gap between available software engineering positions and qualified candidates to fill them. Coding bootcamps have been so successful that observers have wondered whether these programs are beginning to replace traditional college computer science degrees. For example, Aaron Skonnard, the CEO of Pluralsight, argues in Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree that college degrees…

Microsoft’s Stock Math: Fewer Shares, Pricier Shares – New York Times

Sunday, November 08, 2015

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Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup – InformationWeek

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft has analytics updates coming to several products soon, and Intel announced…

Sony Goes on the Offensive Versus Microsoft’s Xbox One Before the Holiday Season – Motley Fool

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Although it flies well below the radar compared to today’s tech titans, shares of Japanese turnaround story Sony (NYSE:SNE) have reversed course in their own right over the past year. SNE data by YCharts Having endured and eventually emerged from a brutal multiyear restructuring, Sony today is leaner and meaner than at any time in recent memory, a fact underscored by the company’s recent earnings beat. However, as it prepares…

The New Internet Rule of Thumb: Don’t Visit Sites Your Mom Wouldn’t Want You … – ABC News

Sunday, November 08, 2015

An old Chinese proverb says: “There is only one beautiful child in the world, and every mother has it.” But there are times when people test that mother-child connection, turning their “matron” saints into judge, jury and even warden. Increasingly, various stripes of online scoundrel can act as a catalyst for the above trial. As we all know, despite that spiel about unconditional love, there is no end of things…

B&H Photo Offers $500 Instant Saving on Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro Notebook Computer – Marketwired (press release)

Sunday, November 08, 2015

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – November 08, 2015) – The Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro MGXC2LL/A is a powerful notebook computer with an innovative, ultrathin, ultraportable aluminum unibody design. It is loaded with advanced power management features and an integrated lithium polymer battery, which work together to provide up to 8 hours of wireless web browsing. Apple 15.4″ MacBook pro notebook computer with retina display features http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1072689-REG/apple_mgxc2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_notebook.html 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7…

Microsoft’s Stock Math: Fewer Shares, Pricier Shares – New York Times

Sunday, November 08, 2015

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Windows smartphone owners question Microsoft’s commitment after OneDrive space … – Computerworld

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Just as Apple got the size of its iOS upgrades under better control, Microsoft drastically slashed the free allotment of its OneDrive storage service. Ironic? Absolutely: The OneDrive users who have complained the loudest about the reductions weren’t iPhone owners — the focus of Microsoft‘s 2014 storage expansion — but Windows loyalists who had committed to the ecosystem, especially Windows smartphones, which continue to struggle in the marketplace. In September…

Sharm El-Sheikh Airport Officials Reveal Porous Security – ABC News

Sunday, November 08, 2015

The airport at Egypt’s resort of Sharm el-Sheikh has long had gaps in security, including a key baggage scanning device that often is not functioning and lax searches at an entry gate for food and fuel for the planes, security officials at the airport told The Associated Press. Security at the airport, and others around Egypt, have become a central concern as investigators probe the Oct. 31 crash of a…

Dr. Ben Carson Plays Defense as Biographical Questions Pile Up – NBCNews.com

Sunday, November 08, 2015

As Republican presidential front-runner Dr. Ben Carson plays defense on accounts that he was offered a full scholarship to West Point and was a youth so troubled that he once tried to stab a friend, new reports of biographical inaccuracies are coming to light. During the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, for example, Carson — then, a junior at Detroit’s Southwestern High — claims to have heroically…

Missouri football players to boycott until president Tim Wolfe resigns – USA TODAY

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Missouri Tigers fans display a large flag before the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Faurot Field.(Photo: Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports) More than 30 football players at the University of Missouri will not participate in any practices or games until Missouri System president Tim Wolfe resigns or is terminated. Several black team members announced their decision to strike on social media Saturday night and Missouri’s Legion of Black Collegians posted a statement on behalf…

Trump’s sorry night on ‘SNL': An overhyped bummer for us all – Washington Post

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Donald Trump’s highly touted and almost certainly inappropriate hosting gig on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” turned out to be an anemic and half-hearted dud. Once upon a time, not so long ago, there might be a lesson to learn from Saturday’s boring and misspent episode — but that world no longer exists, certainly not where politics and TV intersect. Everything’s turned upside down. Bring back the old America, I say,…

Mysterious light in night sky sends Californians into tizzy – USA TODAY

Sunday, November 08, 2015

A light from a Navy unarmed missile is seen over Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Saturday.(Photo: Eddy Hartenstein, AP) Many Californians were puzzled – and some panicked – when a mysterious bright light streaked across the Saturday night sky. It turned out to be an unarmed missile fired from a Navy submarine, creating an illumination that whisked across the state and was visible as far away as Nevada and Arizona. A…

Microsoft’s Stock Math: Fewer Shares, Pricier Shares – New York Times

Sunday, November 08, 2015

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Windows smartphone owners question Microsoft’s commitment after OneDrive space … – Computerworld

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Just as Apple got the size of its iOS upgrades under better control, Microsoft drastically slashed the free allotment of its OneDrive storage service. Ironic? Absolutely: The OneDrive users who have complained the loudest about the reductions weren’t iPhone owners — the focus of Microsoft‘s 2014 storage expansion — but Windows loyalists who had committed to the ecosystem, especially Windows smartphones, which continue to struggle in the marketplace. In September…

Microsoft’s Stock Math: Fewer Shares, Pricier Shares – New York Times

Sunday, November 08, 2015

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Windows smartphone owners question Microsoft’s commitment after OneDrive space … – Computerworld

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Just as Apple got the size of its iOS upgrades under better control, Microsoft drastically slashed the free allotment of its OneDrive storage service. Ironic? Absolutely: The OneDrive users who have complained the loudest about the reductions weren’t iPhone owners — the focus of Microsoft‘s 2014 storage expansion — but Windows loyalists who had committed to the ecosystem, especially Windows smartphones, which continue to struggle in the marketplace. In September…