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MS Word: Split window VERTICALLY - how? - Ars Technica OpenForum
Microsoft Word can split the window only horizontally, not vertically. If you prefer to work in two "panes" that are arranged side by side instead of top and bottom, open the document in a second window. Do this by clicking New Window on the Window menu, and then arrange the two windows as you want them.
microsoft  word  split
19 hours ago
AS2016: flat rate VAT for limited cost traders rises to 16.5% | CCH Daily
This will affect a business that supplies a service on or after 1 April 2017 but either issues an invoice or receives a payment for that supply before 1 April 2017. When considering the limited cost trader definition, any such supply must be treated, for VAT purposes, as taking place on 1 April 2017. Any invoice or payment that covers continuous supplies of services that cross this date must be apportioned.
vat
13 days ago
Standard Deviation and Variance
If we just add up the differences from the mean ... the negatives cancel the positives:

4 + 4 − 4 − 44 = 0
So that won't work. How about we use absolute values?

|4| + |4| + |−4| + |−4|4 = 4 + 4 + 4 + 44 = 4
That looks good (and is the Mean Deviation), but what about this case:

|7| + |1| + |−6| + |−2|4 = 7 + 1 + 6 + 24 = 4
Oh No! It also gives a value of 4, Even though the differences are more spread out.

So let us try squaring each difference (and taking the square root at the end):

√( 42 + 42 + 42 + 424 ) = √( 644) = 4
√( 72 + 12 + 62 + 224 ) = √( 904) = 4.74...
That is nice! The Standard Deviation is bigger when the differences are more spread out ... just what we want.

In fact this method is a similar idea to distance between points, just applied in a different way.

And it is easier to use algebra on squares and square roots than absolute values, which makes the standard deviation easy to use in other areas of mathematics.
variance
13 days ago
Introducing Save for later | Help | The Guardian
Update, 6 February 2017: The “save for later” feature is no longer available on our website. We regularly have to make difficult decisions about the features and products we are able to maintain given the limited resources at our disposal, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The feature remains available on our iOS and Android apps. Dedicated apps such as Pocket and Instapaper provide similar and more extensive functionality, and a number of browsers also have the facility built in.
guardian  website
16 days ago
15 ways of innovation by combinations | 7 ideas
When Gutenberg was asked how he arrived at the invention of the printing press, he confessed it was as simple as seeing a new connection between two existing products: the wine press and the coin punch.
innovation  combination
21 days ago
Try Weird Combinations
Someone put a trolley and a suitcase together and got a suitcase with wheels.
Someone put an igloo with a hotel and got an ice palace.
Someone put copier and a telephone together and got a fax machine.
Someone put a bell and a clock together and got an alarm clock.
Someone put a coin punch and a wine press together and we got books.
innovation  combination
21 days ago
SCAMPER - Creativity Tools from MindTools.com
SCAMPER is a mnemonic that stands for:
Substitute.
Combine.
Modify.
Put to another use.
Eliminate.
Reverse.
innovation  scamper
21 days ago
Amorino - la Glace Italienne d’Excellence. Glaces, Sorbets, Granités, Macarons al gelato…
Amorino offers Italian gelato, served with a spatula without limits in the choice of flavours.
gelato
23 days ago
Is there a way to change the startup color? | Philips Hue API
Before I dig into the API or IFTT, I need a simple question answered.  Can the default color on the BR30 lights be changed?  I'd like it to be a cool white instead of a warm white.

I would even be OK with starting up as warm white, but switching to cool white within a few seconds.  Do the bulbs report coming online to the bridge?  Or...could I have a 30 second loop that checks to see if the color is warm white and changes it to cool white? (ignoring other colors)

Please tell me this is possible somehow!  I know the bulbs are designed to never be turned off at the switch - but my house is fully automated and this is just not possible.
automation  lighting  hue  limitation
27 days ago
Louis C K spoiled idiots - Google Search
Louise C K generation of spoiled idiots
comedy  technology
27 days ago
Stamps - Pay for Postage | Royal Mail Group Ltd
Stamps without a specified monetary value are described as Non Value Indicator (NVI) and are typically First and Second Class stamps. These do not have an expiry date, therefore can be used regardless of the length of time you've had them. Stamps with a monetary value also do not have an expiry date and can be combined to make up the value of postage required.
stamps
4 weeks ago
Projects — TSURUTA ARCHITECTS
An impressive large staircase in a turn of the 20th century house made the circulation generous, light and airy, but its dominance compromised the entire layout. The challenge was to replace this once favoured staircase whilst enhancing this previous spacious quality.

The perforated timber treads and risers, and balustrade of the new staircase let through light and air, but in a more compact overall configuration and an essence of the airines from the original staircase can still be experienced. Traces of engraved e-mail dialogues between the client and architect appear on the stair stringer and handrail suggesting that the contemporary time factor also supports the stair structure that serve future stories. Following the texts by eye, voices echo in one's mind as if the sounds resonate in the air passing through the perforated structure.
architecture
6 weeks ago
Stack Exchange clones - Meta Stack Exchange
Stack Exchange has released an updated, feature-complete version of the Stack Overflow engine which is now available for enterprise use. You can read more about that here

The Stack Exchange engine is available for use

but if that does not meet your needs, there are several third-party tools that try to clone at least some of the functionality here.

Most active that look like the best bets

Open source

ASKBOT: Python/Django. Hosting, code, docs, import. GPLv3
Biostars: Demo. Python, Django. MIT license
LampCMS: Demo. PHP 5.3, MongoDB. LGPL3
Mamute: Demo 1, Demo 2. Java. Customizable. Apache 2 license
PaizaQA: Demo, MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js), MIT license
Kliqqi: Demo. PHP, MySQL. Different look, hosting. Not active, CC-BY 3.0 license
Question2Answer: Demo. PHP, MySQL. Fairly active. GPLv2+
Not open source

AllAnswered: Django. It allows any community to create their own Q&A site. Free.
AnswerHub: Java. Live site. Enterprise Q&A by the people who created OSQA. Not free.
Confluence Questions: Java. Enterprise Q&A developed and supported by Atlassian. Not free.
Haydle: SaaS, free 30 day trial. Haydle is focused on being a private, internal Q&A system.

The system is quite simple. You fill the water tank, place in small pods of soil, nutrients, and seeds and then turn it on. It’s automatically lit by a set of LEDs and all you have to do is raise the lights when the plants get too high. The entry level gets you all lettuce pods but there are also seedless pods so you can grow anything you want.
december 2016
The June Oven makes cooking an exact science | TechCrunch
Nothing in my home costs \$1,500, so it’s tough to get past the sticker shock. Price aside, the June Intelligent Oven stands up to the hype. It is a classy looking appliance. The fit and finish of the product is solid and you can tell just by looking at it that it’s high-end.

The appliance is aimed at busy folks who like homemade meals but don’t want to be chained to the kitchen. June is a helpful kitchen assistant that lets you go do your thing without the risk of burning the house down. It’s a safety net for cooking. It doesn’t save you time, but it offers peace of mind; guaranteeing that no matter how ambitious a meal is, all will be OK.
december 2016
Mous iPhone Cases With Airo Shock Protection | Indiegogo
Limitless is the newest range of iPhone cases by Mous. These cases utilize Airo Shock, an advanced smart-material engineered to offer the ultimate protection. Whether you drop your iPhone from your pocket or from 45ft, Limitless cases will protect your phone from breaking. All cases are made from real authentic materials like bamboo wood, black marble and kevlar and offer a range of one-touch magnetic accessories to add functionality. Every pre-order comes with a free one-touch mount.
phone  case
december 2016
Have you heard of Sway? The game is turning family time into something totally positive.
In looking for new games to play, however, they noticed a lack of options that left everyone feeling good at the end of the night. Popular indie card game Cards Against Humanity brands itself "the party game for horrible people" while other games like Risk or Monopoly pit players against each other. Even games like Pandemic that require player collaboration to win can be kind of a downer at a time when Zika and Ebola have been part of the global conversation.
game
december 2016
Kahlil Gibran On Children
On Children by Kahlil Gibran

They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
poem  children
december 2016
Ears, hands or eyes | TechCrunch
Even before smartwatches, I did not wear a watch. I did not buy an Apple Watch or Pebble, despite the cool factor, even though I always upgrade to the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out and the lines subside.

I don’t like the way watches feel on my wrist; more importantly, I don’t get real value from a watch. Unless you are in the Army like my son, where a G-Shock is the preferred timepiece, there are (and for a long time have been) clocks on the wall everywhere. And there are phones with the time and date in every pocket.

Needless to say, the graph below about the decline in smartwatch sales is no surprise to me.
tech  wearable  watch  trend
december 2016
Ears, hands or eyes | TechCrunch
Even before smartwatches, I did not wear a watch. I did not buy an Apple Watch or Pebble, despite the cool factor, even though I always upgrade to the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out and the lines subside.

I don’t like the way watches feel on my wrist; more importantly, I don’t get real value from a watch. Unless you are in the Army like my son, where a G-Shock is the preferred timepiece, there are (and for a long time have been) clocks on the wall everywhere. And there are phones with the time and date in every pocket.

Needless to say, the graph below about the decline in smartwatch sales is no surprise to me.
technology  wearables  trend
december 2016
iTunes and Remote app not pairing | Official Apple Support Communities
I'm having an incredibly frustrating problem with the Remote app and I'm wondering if anyone knows what to do.

The app has worked fine in the past. I've paired it to my iTunes library successfully and controlled it.

Recently, it has stopped working. When I try to re-pair it with iTunes, one of two things will happen:

1 - I will enter the passcode and iTunes will accept it, and then on the iPhone, I just get the spinning icon and then it times out. Most times when this happens, the library name on the iPhone is blank, even though I have a name set in iTunes. In the past, when this worked right, it had the right name; or

2 - I will enter the passcode in iTunes and it will get stuck on "Verifying Remote Passcode" in iTunes. Then it times out and I'm left with no connection.

So far, in attempting to solve the problem, I've:

+ installed the latest version of iTunes
+ deleted and reinstalled the Remote app on the iPhone
+ rebooted the iPhone and my iMac, and also reset the iPhone (hold down both buttons until the Apple logo appears).
+ changed the iMac's firewall settings to "set access to specific services and applications," added iTunes to the list, and set it to allow incoming connections
+ used the "Forget all remotes" option in the iTunes settings and then tried to pair again.

I've searched google and these message boards and found plenty of others with the same problem, but no real solution (some of the things I did above came from suggestions I saw in these other threads, but none of it worked for me).

The iTunes library and the iPhone are on the same network and in iTunes, the "Look for iPhone and iPod Touch Remotes" option is checked.

Any ideas? Thanks!
apple  remote  bug
december 2016

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