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Elon Musk apologizes for calling Thai cave rescue diver 'pedo guy' - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:51am
"My words were spoken in anger," Musk tweeted.
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Silence in the deep: Inside the HMS Ocelot stealth submarine - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:14am
The Ocelot is a British sub named after a rare species of wild feline. The cat photos from this tour are light on cute, heavy on cool military tech.
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Drupal Association blog: The Values & Principles Committee

Web - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:00am

In a previous blog post, I wrote that Dries asked for help in continuing the development of the Values & Principles and that a Values & Principles Committee will be formed to facilitate this. Well, we are at the point where we can explain how the committee will be formed, its purpose and how it will achieve its goals.

Purpose

The Values & Principles Committee will exist to focus on specific Values & Principles to see where continual improvements can be made and to propose those to the Project Lead for approval. For example, in meetings at DrupalCon Nashville, Dries expressed a desire to focus on Principle 8: “Every person is welcome; every behavior is not” because it is both critically important, in need of work, and requires more input.

Formation

To learn more about how the Values and Principle Committee will work, please read the charter, which is attached.

We have been giving thought to how we can facilitate a better, more open, process for appointing members to this Committee and we have come up with the following:

We will be posting role descriptions for the volunteer committee roles on jobs.drupal.org. The Values & Principles Committee Member voluntary role description will describe the:

  • Expectations of the role

  • The specific jobs the role will require

  • An indication of the time commitment of the role

  • The attributes that would be expected of a successful candidate

  • How to apply

The Committee Member role will be advertised from today until 3 August 2018 at https://jobs.drupal.org/drupal-community/job/15126 and then I will take the applications to Dries Buytaert and Megan Sanicki to select candidates based on the membership requirements outlined in the charter and role description.

This work matters to them personally and through their roles:  Dries as Drupal Project Lead and Megan as Drupal Association Executive Director. In addition to their different experiences and perspectives, they bring a wealth of experience in enterprise leadership, organizational culture and community building.  They hope to assemble a group that is inspired by this work, diverse, and representative of the values and principles we hope to inspire in the community. After the initial membership is selected, the membership will help recruit new members going forward.

Once the committee is selected, it can then begin work, in consultation with subject matter experts, on updating the values and principles.

My call to action for you is to consider whether volunteering as a Member of this Values & Principles Committee is a way that you can contribute to the Drupal Community and, if so, to submit your application.

I’m really keen to ensure that the Values & Principles Committee has membership from many places, with a diverse background and representing many a wide understanding of what makes Drupal - Drupal. It is even baked into the Values & Principles Committee Charter, attached.

File attachments:  Values Committee Charter.pdf
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Phones with facial recognition (roundup) - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:00am
A look at the most popular phones that let you unlock the screen (and sometimes even pay for stuff) with your face.
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Google Assistant will now give you a snapshot of your day - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:00am
In one consolidated overview, Assistant can pull together info like commute times and scheduled meetings so you can plan your day.
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Deep cat: A tour through the submarine HMS Ocelot - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:00am
Launched from Chatham, England in 1962, Her Majesty's Submarine Ocelot served for 29 years, and is now a museum ship. Here’s what it looks like inside.
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Hands on with the Lego Aston Martin DB5 -- and its ejector seat - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:39am
Famous for its role in James Bond Goldfinger, the new Lego set comes complete with machine guns, bullet screen and working ejector seat.
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Google takes steps back into Chinese market with Wechat AI game - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:33am
The company is getting people drawing on the country's most popular messaging service.
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Giant Jeff Goldblum statue erected for Jurassic Park anniversary - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:20am
Goldblum's sexy shirtless torso meme is now a 25 ft statue in front of Tower Bridge in London.
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OPTASY: How to Add Autocomplete to Text Fields in Drupal 8: Defining a Custom Route

Web - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:15am
How to Add Autocomplete to Text Fields in Drupal 8: Defining a Custom Route radu.simileanu Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:15

Let's say that it's a WhatsApp-like, a decoupled, Drupal 8-backed, real-time chat platform that you're building. One using Node.js. In this case, implementing field autocomplete functionality becomes a must, doesn't it? But how do you add autocomplete to text fields in Drupal 8?

Needless to add that such otherwise "basic" functionality — implemented on fields such as node reference and user/tags — would instantly:
 

  1. improve the user experience 
  2. increase the level of user interactivity and engagement
     

Users would group around different "channels" and be able to easily add new members. The auto-complete text fields will make the whole “new member coopting” process conveniently easy:

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China's state-owned Telecom company is now storing iCloud data - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:24am
Chinese citizens aren't excited about it.
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Drone saves missing 65-year-old climber in the Himalayas - CNET

Webware - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:12am
Rick Allen had been missing for 36 hours, according to the BBC.
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Nest CEO steps down after employees pushed for his exit - CNET

Webware - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:33pm
The smart home device maker hasn’t had an easy time under Google, including discontent over leadership and a potential sale to Amazon in 2016.
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Agiledrop.com Blog: AGILEDROP: Drupal events in 3th quarter of the year

Web - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:09pm
We've made a list of Drupal camps and summits that you can attend in the third quarter of the year. Drupal events are bringing together Drupal developers, site builders, themers, end users and those interested in learning more about Drupal. We are attending Drupal events because of sessions and collaborative discussions.   DrupalCamp LA 2018 The United States, Irvine, CA School of Engineering of the University of California 21-22. July 2018 DrupalCamp LA is an unconference-style Drupal training. They are planning to have 5 sessions proposed by community volunteers and BoFs. Sessions are… READ MORE
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Google Doodle celebrates renowned conductor Kurt Masur - CNET

Webware - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:00pm
The conductor helped avert bloodshed during pro-democracy protests in East Germany in 1989.
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Tandem's Drupal Blog: Changing a Content Type Name During a Drupal 8 Migration

Web - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:00pm
July 18, 2018 Changing a content type machine name during a Drupal Migration requires a little bit of migration knowledge, but is fairly straight forward to do. The Use Case It is a typical occurrence when a Drupal site has its content types named one way when it is built. Then, later on it is changed to better reflect what that type currently ...
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Sinclair's merger with Tribune is in jeopardy - CNET

Webware - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:57pm
The FCC will now likely recommend rejecting the deal between right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media. Here's what you need to know.
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Google is buying a trans-Atlantic cable, names projects after innovators - CNET

Webware - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:41pm
Future Google cables will be named after innovators alphabetically.
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Netflix reveals new sci-fi titles from comic book creator Mark Millar - CNET

Webware - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:38pm
Five movie and TV projects are on the way, including Jupiter's Legacy, Empress, Huck and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter.
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Google Cloud issues trip up Snapchat, Spotify and others - CNET

Webware - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:38pm
The company quickly rolled out a fix and says it's resolved.
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