10 Great Infographics by XKCDs Randall Munroe

For those unfamiliar, XKCD is the Internet-famous webcomic created in 2005 by author and ex-NASA scientist, Randall Munroe. It’s witty, informative, and if you’ve spent any significant time on the Internet, you’ve probably come across one of his comics. What does XKCD stand for? Munroe explains: It’s not actually an acronym. It’s just a word with no phonetic pronunciation — a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings. In addition to the standard webcomic format, Munroe has also become well known for his always-entertaining infographics. Some are a quick chuckle while others are incredibly detailed and informative. Below you will find our 10 favorites. Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below! Click here …

Russia Prepares the Way for Bashar al-Assads Brutal Endgame

GAZIANTEP, TurkeyAfter eight years of Syrian civil war, the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, and the displacement of half the Syrian population, U.S. President Donald J. Trumps decisions have created conditions for Bashar al-Assads regime to re-assert control over nearly one-third of the country that had been outside its grip since 2012. Far from reining in U.S. adversaries, Trumps presidency will likely be remembered as one through which Assad, this centurys greatest mass murderer, managed finally to claw his way back to a position of undisputed authority. This is the way thats playing out on the ground in what is, admittedly, still a complicated situation. The news began Tuesday morning with Russian pro-Kremlin journalist Oleg Blokhin A second …

This Oreo Cookie House Kit Lets Gingerbread-Haters In On The Holiday Fun

BigLots.com This Oreo “Gingerbread” House Kit Is A Chocolatey Twist On A Holiday Classic By Lara Walsh Oct 19, 2019 With Halloween still a few weeks away, 2019 is shaping up to follow in last year’s footsteps by jumping the gun on the holidays. Case in point: Gingerbread houses are already starting to make an appearance in grocery stores everywhere, but I have a feeling that chocolate lovers won’t be mad at one of the latest offerings from Oreo. If you’re looking to get into the spirit of the merriest time of the year a few months early, this Oreo “gingerbread” house kit is a sweet update on the holiday tradition. Just one word of warning: You’ll probably have a …

Marion Barber, former Dallas Cowboys star, arrested on criminal mischief charges: reports

Marion Barber, 36, was arrested on criminal mischief charges, authorities say. (Denton County Sheriff’s Office) Barber, 36, was arrested Wednesday by Prosper police in Denton County, the newspaper reported. In 2014, Barber was detained for a mental health evaluation after police were called to his home in Mansfield, Texas, but details were not clear. Barber was not arrested at the time. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP He played for the Cowboys from 2005 to 2010 after being selected by Dallas from the University of Minnesota in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He later played for the Chicago Bears, WFAA-TV of Dallas reported. Barber amassed a total of 1,156 rushing yards and 53 rushing touchdowns …

How to stream Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia

Atletico Madrids shutout streak has extended to four straight La Liga matches, but unfortunately for the current third-place team, goals havent been produced. Atleti will look to get on the board and keep the streak alive when it hosts Valencia for Saturdays match. Heres everything you need to know to live stream Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia, including what to watch for on the pitch. HOW TO WATCH ATLETICO MADRID VS. VALENCIA WITHOUT CABLE TRY NOW TRY NOW Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia When:10am ET, Saturday, Oct. 19 Where: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain Streaming:BeIN Sports Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia live stream: How to watch La Liga matches The match is on BeIN Sports; the following streaming services allow you to …

With Alibaba, Pivotal and Lightbend on board, Reactive flexes its ROI muscle in the microservices world

Mahendra Ramsinghani Reactive Foundation. Its founding members are Alibaba, Lightbend, Pivotal and Netifi. So what exactly is this Reactive Kool-Aid, and why are all these companies guzzling it down so fast? If you buy the premise that developers live in a cloud-native microservices world, then you also understand that most applications are distributed and elastic. The compute is spread across clusters, as is all the data. It could be a few users, or a spike of thousands. Systems need to be architected to handle these spikes. Yet the dark secret of microservices is complexity — the management of resources, costs, performance and latency remain a challenge. If we break down any application into hundreds of moving parts (such as containers …

Headless CMS company Strapi raises $4 million

French startup Strapi has raised a $4 million seed round led by Accel and Stride.vc. The company has been working on an open-source Node.js headless content management system. That’s a lot of technical words in a row, but it’s not that hard to understand what Strapi is. Content management systems, or CMS, are web applications that let you publish and manage content on a website. It can be a blog, a corporate website with multiple pages, a portfolio, etc. The most popular CMS in the world is WordPress. Over the past few years, many companies and developers have started to separate the CMS back end (the administration pages where you write and upload content) and the front end (the public …

We Are Forgetting About Our Boys and That’s Not OK

ShareTweetPin I’m fearful that we forget about our boys. That may be a convicting statement to lead with, but it’s something that concerns me, and I bet it might worry you too. I scroll my Facebook newsfeed and scour the internet for an abundance of minutes a day including those very minutes I am expected to and should be present. Article after article is about our daughters and how dire it is for us to raise them to be strong, self-sufficient, and capable. How crucial it is that they are encouraged to use their voice, own and tell their story, and never cower in the face of a man – one or many. As a mother of two gorgeous – …

Trump Takes Presidential Corruption To New Heights, Calls Everyone Else Corrupt

Trump has given his daughter and son-in-law prominent White House jobs, steers lobbyists and political groups seeking his favor toward using his Pennsylvania Avenue hotel, and even successfully pushed the U.S. government to “He has no shame,” said Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman who is running against Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination. “He’s incapable of shame. That’s not normal.” Indeed, such actions, had they been taken by a mayor, a county executive or a governor, would in all likelihood result in state or federal public corruption charges. While laws and rules vary by state and locality, ethics laws generally prohibit public officials from profiting from their offices. “This is a president who believes the powers of the presidency …