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Police shut down illegal rave in Epping Forest as 500 lockdown revellers keep angry residents awake

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 09:01
Police shut down an illegal rave attended by around 500 people last night in Epping Forest after residents, who were kept awake by the loud music, filed eight noise complaints.
Categories: UK News

From the world's oldest football to a Viking sock, museums around the world share their best items

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 08:57
The Yorkshire Museum began the hunt for the best object on Twitter and started the search with its own contribution - an eighth century Anglo-Saxon helmet.
Categories: UK News

Simon Cowell hospitalized for surgery on broken back after falling off his electric bike in Malibu

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 08:56
Simon Cowell has been hospitalized after falling off his bike. He was rushed to hospital on Saturday when he fell from his new electric bicycle whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu.
Categories: UK News

Live updates as horse box catches fire and completely shuts A12

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 2020-08-09 08:50
Police are on the scene
Categories: Essex News

How to prepare for your return to the office: Experts reveal tips to tackle work anxiety

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 08:43
Psychotherapists and life coaches from across the UK have spoken to FEMAIL about their top tips for helping to alleviate any anxiety ahead of returning to work.
Categories: UK News

The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically

Slashdot - Sun, 2020-08-09 08:34
"For the first time ever, the world's largest companies are telling hundreds of thousands of workers to stay away from the office for a full year, or longer," notes the Atlantic. "If, in five years, these edicts have no lingering effects on office culture, that would be awfully strange..." Ambitious engineers, media makers, marketers, PR people, and others may be more inclined to strike out on their own, in part because they will, at some point, look around at their living room and realize: I am alone, and I might as well monetize the fact of my independence. A new era of entrepreneurship may be born in America, supercharged by a dash of social-existential angst. Or, you know, maybe not. If companies find that remote work is a mess, they might decide to prematurely scrap the experiment, like IBM and Yahoo famously did. It is certainly curious that the most prestigious tech companies now proclaiming the future of working from home were, just seven months ago, outfitting their offices with the finest sushi bars, yoga rooms, and massage rooms... Nothing is certain, and every new trend incurs a backlash. Telepresence could crush some downtown businesses; but cheaper downtown real estate could also lead to a resurgence in interesting new restaurants. Working from home could lead to more free-agent entrepreneurship; but if companies notice that they're bleeding talent, they'll haul their workforces back to headquarters. Still, even a moderate increase in remote work could lead to fundamental changes in our labor force, economy, and politics. Remote workers will spend more money and time inside their houses; they will spend more time with online communities than with colleagues; and many will distribute themselves across the country, rather than feel it necessary to cluster near semi-optional headquarters.

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Categories: Technology

Pupils pose no risk of spreading Covid, says study

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 08:30
Gavin Williamson is under pressure to get children back to school after a Public Health England study of 20,000 students and 100 institutions found little evidence of transmission in schools.
Categories: UK News

Personal trainer Rachael Attard reveals how to drop belly fat in 10 days

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 07:15
Identifying your body type, prioritising your diet and reducing your overall stress are three of the four ways you can drop belly fat in 10 days, a personal trainer from Sydney has claimed.
Categories: UK News

CDC data reveals 200,700 more people died than usual from March to July

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 07:13
An analysis of CDC data by The New York Times revealed that the United States recorded at least 200,700 more deaths from March to July this year than predicted - surpassing the death toll.
Categories: UK News

LETTER: Cash injection will be a big boost for business safety

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 2020-08-09 07:00
While there still remain significant challenges to our way of life as we work to beat Covid-19, it is encouraging to see how our local business community is showing great resilience, working together and adapting to survive and prosper in the future. Monday was the beginning of the ‘Eat out to help out scheme’ and we will be personally doing all we can to support that Government initiative with great enthusiasm!
Categories: Essex News

Spoilt, Beauty, Body and Aesthetics opens in Coggeshall

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 2020-08-09 07:00
A BEAUTY parlour has finally opened - nearly four months after it was scheduled to.
Categories: Essex News

Everything you need to know about Finchingfield bridge repairs

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 2020-08-09 07:00
A HISTORIC bridge, which is an important road link for residents, is set to undergo essential repairs in the coming weeks.
Categories: Essex News

Ask Slashdot: How Should College Students Approach This Academic Year?

Slashdot - Sun, 2020-08-09 05:34
Long-time Slashdot reader goombah99 wonders how college students should approach this next academic year. First, should defer their next academic year? Even universities opening their dorms are still limiting their dining facilities to take-out box lunches and offering most of their classes online. (Though some give students a choice of online or in-person classes). Yet despite the new rules, "Some universities are sticky about deferrals, requiring medical excuses, or else re-application for majors and scholarships. Others are more generous." And that's just first decision students are facing: If you chose to attend online, would you opt to be in the dorms — or in your parent's house or your home town? What would you be losing (or gaining) by that choice, compared to socially distanced in-person? For a real-world example, the original submission asks what's the best strategy for a CS major taking just one or two classes online. "Take a freshman core course? Take a super hard foundational upper level course like Algorithm's and Data Structures? Or take a simpler class like Intro to Object- Oriented Programming in Java. Which of these benefit the most from having in-person study buddies and labs with in-person TAs?" Utimately the original submission asks what it is that makes college transformative — the classes, or being there (and living on-campus) in-person? "For me, I recall not even knowing all the possible majors when I attended, and it was networks, chance, new friends and upperclassmen who were how I learned what I wanted to pursue... What does one lose by remote learning and why, either academically or socially?" Share your own thoughts in the comments. How should college students approach this academic year?

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Categories: Technology

Car drivers face £200million electric scooter crash bill

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 03:21
The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) has paid out more than £100 million so far, but it estimates that bill will balloon to between £200 million and £2 billion a year.
Categories: UK News

Finger of suspicion is pointed at the world's most expensive painting

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 03:09
Salvator Mundi sold for $450 million (£342 million) in 2017 but art expert Jacques Franck believes it is a 'workshop Leonardo' created by two of the artist's assistants.
Categories: UK News

Critics savage Shia LaBeouf's new gangland crime thriller The Tax Collector

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 02:56
Movie critics have called the new David Ayer written and directed movie, The Tax Collector, 'incompetent,' 'a bloody mess' and 'one of the most atrocious viewing experiences of the year.'
Categories: UK News

Soccer pals' shock as teenager is accused of huge Twitter hack

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 02:55
Mason Sheppard, 19, could face up to 45 years in prison in America after prosecutors claimed that he played a key role in a plot to steal tens of thousands of pounds by hacking Twitter accounts.
Categories: UK News

China Is Now Blocking All Encrypted HTTPS Traffic That Uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI

Slashdot - Sun, 2020-08-09 02:34
China's Great Firewall "is now blocking HTTPS connections set up via the new TLS 1.3 encryption protocol and which use ESNI (Encrypted Server Name Indication)," reports ZDNet: The block has been in place for more than a week, according to a joint report authored by three organizations tracking Chinese censorship — iYouPort, the University of Maryland, and the Great Firewall Report. ZDNet also confirmed the report's findings with two additional sources — namely members of a U.S. telecommunications provider and an internet exchange point (IXP) — using instructions provided in a mailing list... The reason for the ban is obvious for experts. HTTPS connections negotiated via TLS 1.3 and ESNI prevent third-party observers from detecting what website a user is attempting to access. This effectively blinds the Chinese government's Great Firewall surveillance tool from seeing what users are doing online. There is a myth surrounding HTTPS connections that network observers (such as internet service providers) cannot see what users are doing. This is technically incorrect. While HTTPS connections are encrypted and prevent network observers from viewing/reading the contents of an HTTPS connection, there is a short period before HTTPS connections are established when third-parties can detect to what server the user is connecting. This is done by looking at the HTTPS connection's SNI (Server Name Indication) field. In HTTPS connections negotiated via older versions of the TLS protocol (such as TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2), the SNI field is visible in plaintext.

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Categories: Technology

Art critic 'solves' the riddle of Sir Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 02:30
It is the musical puzzle that has seen Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, the works of Shakespeare and even the mathematical formula for Pi suggested as possible answers.
Categories: UK News

Harry's childhood friend 'had doubts' about Meghan, new book claims 

Mail Online - Sun, 2020-08-09 02:30
According to the upcoming biography, Finding Freedom, Tom 'Skippy' Inskip had a falling out with Prince Harry after he shared his 'doubts' about the Duchess before they became engaged.
Categories: UK News

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