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  1. Eggdrop v1.8.4 Stable Release

    Version 1.8.4


    Some features of Eggdrop: Basic IRC channel administrative functions (authorized operators, ban lists, flood control Runs on Linux, *BSD, SunOs, Mac OS X, etc... IPv6 support SSL protection of IRC and botnet traffic An official Docker Eggdrop image Base funtionality can be extended with customized Tcl scripts and/or C modules The ability to form botnets and share partylines and userfiles between bots A robust documentation, forum, and online support community Support for the big five IRC networks ( Undernet, DALnet, EFnet, IRCnet, and QuakeNet)
  2. So just wondering how many chats are out there now using the ircwx And has everyone decided to leave chat or just use messenger and etc. Just curious!!
  4. Fedora Updates and News
  5. Twitter  accidentally revealed some users’ “protected” (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon. The “Protect your Tweets” setting typically allows people to use Twitter in a non-public fashion. These users get to approve who can follow them and who can view their content. For some Android users over a period of several years, that may not have been the case — their tweets were actually made public as a result of this bug. The company says that the issue impacted Twitter for Android users who made certain account changes while the “Protect your Tweets” option was turned on. For example, if the user had changed their account email address, the “Protect your Tweets” setting was disabled.
  6. Netflix  just released its fourth quarter earnings report, which looks mixed compared to Wall Street expectations. The company added 8.8 million subscribers, well above the 7.6 million that it had predicted at the beginning of the quarter. It also beat estimates for earnings per share — analysts had predicted EPS of 24 cents, but actual EPS came in at 30 cents. However, revenue was a bit lower than expected — $4.19 billion, compared to predictions of $4.21 billion. As of 4:50pm Eastern, Netflix shares were down about 2 percent in after-hours trading.
  7. For the past year, discussions involving data privacy have heated up in Congress, and new federal legislation now seems inevitable. Today, a leading technology policy think tank, supported by Google, Amazon, and Facebook, proposed a “grand bargain” with lawmakers, arguing that any new federal data privacy bill should preempt state privacy laws and repeal the sector-specific federal ones entirely.
  8. YouTube is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The company announced it will this week roll out a new horizontal swiping gesture that lets you move forward and backward through the videos you’re watching. Swiping forward takes you to the next recommended video, while swiping back will take you to the last video you watched. The video will also resume where you left off, in that case, says YouTube. The change is designed to give users more control over video playback on mobile — the platform where now 70 percent of YouTube viewing is taking place.
  9. Twitter  has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that unique selling point has set Twitter up for as many challenges — harassment, confusing way to manage conversations — as it has opportunities — the best place to see in real time how the public reacts to something, be it a TV show, a political uprising, or a hurricane. Now, to fix some of the challenges, the company is going to eat its own dogfood (birdfood?) when it comes to having a voice. In the coming weeks, it’s going to launch a new beta program, where a select group of users will get access to features, by way of a standalone app, to use and talk about new features with others. Twitter, in turn, will use data that it picks up from that usage and chatter to decide how and if to turn those tests into full-blown product features for the rest of its user base. We sat down with Sara Haider, Twitter’s director of product management, to take a closer look at the new app and what features Twitter will be testing in it (and what it won’t), now and in the future. The company today already runs an Experiments Program for testing, as well as other tests, for example to curb abusive behavior, to figure out how to help the service run more smoothly. This new beta program will operate differently. While there will only be around a couple thousand participants, those accepted will not be under NDA (unlike the Experiments Program). That means they can publicly discuss and tweet about the new features, allowing the wider Twitter community to comment and ask questions. And unlike traditional betas, where users test nearly completed features before a public launch, the feedback from the beta could radically change the direction of what’s being built. Or, in some cases, what’s not. “Unlike a traditional beta that is the last step before launch, we’re bringingpeople in super early,” Haider said. The first version of the beta will focus on a new design for the way conversation threads work on Twitter. This includes a different color scheme, and visual cues to highlight important replies. “It’s kind of a new take on our thinking about product development,” explains Haider. “One of the reasons why this is so critical for this particular feature is because we know we’re making changes that are pretty significant.” She says changes of this scale shouldn’t just be dropped on users one day. “We need you to be part of this process, so that we know we’re building the right experience,” Haider says. Once accepted into the beta program, users will download a separate beta app – something that Twitter isn’t sure will always be the case. It’s unclear if that process will create too much friction, the company says, so it will see how testers respond. Here are some of the more interesting features we talked and saw getting tested in the beta we were shown: Color-coded repliesDuring the first beta, participants will try out new conversation features which offer color-coded replies to differentiate between responses from the original poster of the tweet, those from people you follow, and those from people you don’t follow. In a development build of the beta app, Haider showed us what this looked like, with the caveat that the color scheme being used has been intentionally made to be overly saturated – it will be dialed down when the features launch to testers. When you click into a conversation thread, the beta app will also offer visual cues to help you better find the parts of the thread that are of interest to you. One way it’s doing so is by highlighting the replies in a thread that were written by people you follow on Twitter. Another change is that the person who posted the original tweet will also have their own replies in the thread highlighted. In the build Haider showed us, replies from people she followed were shown in green, those from non-followers were blue, and her own replies were blue. Algorithmically sorted responsesOne of the big themes in Twitter’s user experience for power and more casual users is that they come up with workarounds for certain features that Twitter does not offer. Take reading through long threads that may have some interesting detail that you would like to come back to later, or that branches off at some point that you’d like to follow after reading through everything else. Haider says she marks replies she’s seen with a heart to keep her place. Other people use Twitter’s “Tweets & Replies” section to find out when the original poster had replied within the thread, since it’s hard to find those replies when just scrolling down. The same kind of algorithmic sorting that Twitter has applied to your main timeline might start to make its way to your replies. Already, replies on Twitter may be shown in a ranked order, so the important ones — like those from your Twitter friends — are moved to the top, and what two people see in a group of replies may differ. Now, those replies and the branches of conversation that come off them may start to become easier to follow, also based on algorithms. A later test may involve a version of Twitter’s Highlights, summaries of what it deems important, coming to longer threads, Haider said. The time-based view is not going to completely leave, however. “The buzz, that feeling and that vibe [of live activity] that is something that we never want to lose,” CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey said last week on stage at CES. “Not everyone will be in the moment at the exact same time, but when you are, it’s an electrifying feeling…. Anything we can do to make a feeling of something much larger than yourself [we should].” Removing hearts + other engagement iconsAnother experiment Twitter is looking at is what it should do with its engagement buttons to streamline the look of replies for users. The build that we saw did not have any hearts to favorite/like Tweets, nor any icons for retweets or replies, when the Tweets came in the form of replies to another Tweet. The icons and features didn’t completely disappear, but they would only appear when you tapped on a specific post. The basic idea seems to be: engagement for those who want it, a more simplified view for those who do not. The heart icon has been a subject of speculation for some time now. Last year, the company told us that it was considering removing it, as part of an overall effort to improve the quality of conversation. This could be an example of how Twitter might implement just that. Twitter may also test other things like icebreakers (pinned tweets designed to start conversations), and a status update field (i.e. your availability, location, or what you are doing, as on IM). The status test, in fact, points to a bigger shift we may see in how Twitter as a whole is used, especially by those who come to the platform around a specific event. One of the biggest laments has been that on-boarding on the app — the experience for those who are coming to Twitter for the first time — continues to be confusing. Twitter admits as much itself, and so — as with its recent deal with the NBA to provide a unique Twitter experience around a specific game — it will be making more tweaks and tests to figure out how to move Twitter on from being fundamentally focused around the people you follow. “We have some work to do to make it easier to discover,” Dorsey said, adding that right now the platform is “more about people than interests.” While all products need to evolve over time, Twitter in particular seems a bit obsessed with continually changing the basic mechanics of how its app operates. It seems that there are at least a couple of reasons for that. One is that, although the service continues to see some growth in its daily active users, its monthly active users globally have been either flat, in decline, or growing by a mere two percent in the last four quarters (and in decline in the last three of the four quarters in the key market of the US). That underscores how the company still has some work to do to keep people engaged. The other is that change and responsiveness seem to be the essence of how Twitter wants to position itself these days. Last week, Dorsey noted that Twitter itself didn’t invent most of the ways that the platform gets used today. (The “RT” (retweet), which is now a button in the app; the hashtag; tweetstorms; expanded tweets, and even the now-ubiquitous @mention are all examples of features that weren’t created originally by Twitter, but added in based around how the app was used.) “We want to continue our power of observation and learning… what people want Twitter to be and how to use it,” Dorsey said. “It allows us to be valuable and relevant.” While these continual changes can sometimes make things more confusing, the beta program could potentially head off any design mistakes, uncover issues Twitter itself may have missed, and help Twitter harness that sort of viral development in a more focused way.
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  11. How Microsoft lost the web

    Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft essentially handed over the fate of its web browser – and its ability to shape the online world – to rival Chrome. The white flag of surrender was raised this month.
  12. Netflix has been accused of "cowardice" for its decision to remove an episode of a satirical comedy show which was critical of Saudi Arabia, after having been asked to do so by Saudi officials.Human rights activists said Netflix was at risk of "facilitating the Kingdom’s zero-tolerance policy on freedom of expression and assisting the authorities in denying people’s right to freely access information"."Saudi Arabia’s censorship of Netflix using a cyber-crime law comes as no surprise and is further proof of a relentless crackdown on freedom of expression in the Kingdom," said Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East campaigns director.Chris Bryant MP, member of the foreign affairs committee,... Joseph Archer  &  Hannah Boland
  13. This is a small update that addresses a number of issues reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including: Fixed API call that prevented mIRC from running on Windows XP.Fixed script editor editbox horizontal scrollbar sensitivity.Fixed /hadd -mN parsing bug.Fixed $decode() parsing of N parameter when N = 0.Fixed /timer -p switch not counting down correctly when more than one repetition is specified.Added /timer -P switch that pauses the count down for a timer.Updated OpenSSL library to v1.0.2q.Optimized while loop parameter parsing in scripts.Fixed $hmac() bug when using sha384/sha512 with keys longer than 64 bytes.Fixed /onotice and related commands not working in some contexts.Fixed Log Files dialog sort by date column bug.Updated CA root certificates cacert.pem file.For a more detailed list of recent changes, please see the whatsnew.txt file.
  14. Acclaimed indie platformer Celeste headlines the Xbox Games with Gold free games line-up for January. The game is free to download for anyone with an Xbox One and an Xbox Live gold subscription for the rest of the month.The terrifically tough twitch platformer comes from the creator of Towerfall and has you guiding young Madeline up a hostile mountain and through her own inner turmoil. The Telegraph named Celeste one of the 50 best games of 2018 due to its smart design and beguiling narrative. "Its pixel-perfect platforming is deeply satisfying and fiercely challenging, scratching a similar itch to Super Meat Boy and their ilk," we said. "And the collectible strawberries scattered throughout will become your new obsession. Celeste also ties this to an effective and compelling tale of Madeline’s struggle as she faces depression and panic attacks during her ascent." Joining Celeste from 16 January to 15 February is racing game World Rally Championship 6. The backwards compatible Xbox 360 games are solid picks this month too. We gave isometric Tomb Raider spin-off Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light full marks back in 2010, saying it was "an exciting parade of action, puzzling and exploration elegantly crafted with fresh direction, all while retaining the familiar Tomb Raider ethos."Lara Croft is available from now until 15 January. The next day it will be replaced by Far Cry 2, the most intriguing and divisive of entries into Ubisoft's open-world FPS series, casting you as a merecenary in Africa dealing with rusty weapons and malaria.  What are the Xbox Games with Gold free games for January 2019? Celeste (Available January 1 to 31 on Xbox One) WRC 6  (Available January 16 to February 15 on Xbox One) Lara Croft: Guardian of Light (Available January 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360) Far Cry 2  (Available January 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360) By: Tom Hoggins
  15. Facebook is reportedly working on a digital currency to enable money transfers on its messaging service WhatsApp. The social network has plans to launch its cryptocurrency in India first to benefit from the countries growing mobile payments market, according to a new report. The news comes just months after Facebook revealed plans to launch a blockchain group to study how it could use the technology for a secure online database of transactions. Blockchain, also known as distributed ledger technology, is a shared database that provides a public record of changes in the ownership of an asset, such as a cryptocurrency. Facebook's blockchain team, led by former PayPal executive David Marcus, is believed to be working on plans for a WhatsApp "stablecoin" - a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin that would be pegged to the US dollar to reduce volatility.  The plans for a cryptocurrency are in the early stages, according to people familiar with the matter speaking to Bloomberg. A Facebook spokesman said: "Like many other companies, Facebook is exploring ways to leverage the power of blockchain technology. This new small team is exploring many different applications. We don’t have anything further to share." So-called stablecoins are online tokens designed to match the value of real-world current, meaning they can be used to send payments.