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Verse of the Day - Hebrews 13:2

Bible Verse of the Day - 3 hours 34 min ago

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 13:2

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

What do you you do to welcome new neighbors into your neighborhood or apartment complex? How warmly do you personally welcome visitors at your church or in your Bible study group? When was the last time you invited someone new in your congregation over for dinner or included them in a gathering of your Christian friends? While some have the gift of hospitality, all of us need to be warm and open to folks we don't know that join us for Christian worship and fellowship. Why not make a commitment to meet and welcome one new person at church each week. In a cold impersonal world, we can make a huge difference in the lives of those seeking the shelter and grace of Jesus and his people.

My Prayer...

Father, please help me, and please help my congregation, be more open and welcoming to people who are new and who are visiting. Please use us to share your grace and provide them a Christian home. In Jesus' name. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.© 1998-2017, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the Heartlight Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

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Amazon Report Predicts Pet Translation Devices By 2027

/. - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 5:30pm
An anonymous reader writes: Devices that can talk to our pet dogs and cats could be less than 10 years away, according to a report Amazon commissioned that was co-authored by futurist William Higham. "Innovative products that succeed are based around genuine and major consumer needs," Higham wrote, noting the tremendous amounts already spent on our pets, and concluding, "Somebody is going to put this together." Amazon already sells one dubious device that converts human voices into meows using samples from 25 cats, according to the Guardian. (One reviewer who tested the device wrote that "the cat seems puzzled.") But Amazon's report also cites the work of Con Slobodchikoff, a professor emeritus in Northern Arizona University's biology department, who spent 30 years studying the behavior of prairie dogs. Slobodchikoff discovered prairie dogs have different words for colors and for species of predators, and is now already raising money to develop a translation device for pets. Although Slobodchikoff concedes that "With cats I'm not sure what they'd have to say. A lot of times it might just be 'you idiot, just feed me and leave me alone.'"

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Company Gets 45,000 Bad Facebook Reviews After Teenaged Hacker's Unjust Arrest

/. - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 3:26pm
An anonymous reader quotes BleepingComputer: Over 45,000 users have left one-star reviews on a company's Facebook page after the business reported a security researcher to police and had him arrested in the middle of the night instead of fixing a reported bug. The arrest took place this week in Hungary after an 18-year-old found a flaw in the online ticket-selling system of Budapesti Közlekedési Központ, Budapest's public transportation authority. The young man discovered that he could access BKK's website, press F12 to enter the browser's developer tools mode, and modify the page's source code to alter a ticket's price. Because there was no client or server-side validation put in place, the BKK system accepted the operation and issued a ticket at a smaller price... The teenager -- who didn't want his name revealed -- reported the issue to BKK, but the organization chose to contact the police and file a complaint, accusing the young man of hacking their systems... BKK management made a fatal mistake when they brazenly boasted in a press conference about catching the hacker and declaring their systems "secure." Since then, other security flaws in BKK's system have surfaced on Twitter. As details of the case emerged, public outrage grew against BKK and its manager Kálmán Dabóczi, especially after it was revealed that BKK was paying around $1 million per year for maintenance of its IT systems, hacked in such a ludicrously simple manner.

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How NASA Glimpsed The Mysterious Object 'New Horizons' Will Reach In 2019

/. - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 2:22pm
necro81 writes: After its successful flyby of Pluto in July 2015, the New Horizons probe received a mission extension to fly past a Kuiper Belt object -- named 2014 MU69 -- in January 2019. However, we know few details about the object -- its size, shape, albedo, whether it has any companions -- which are crucial for planning the flyby. Based on observations from Hubble, the New Horizons team knew that the object would pass in front of a star -- an occultation -- on July 17th, which could provide some of this data. But the occultation would last for less than a second, would only be visible in Patagonia, and the star itself is quite dim. NASA set up 24 telescopes near one community to capture the event, and received lots of cooperation from locals: turning off streetlights, shutting down a nearby highway, and setting up trucks as windbreaks. At least five of those telescopes captured the occultation. This was the latest in a series of observations ahead of the flyby. "We had to go up to farmers' doors and say 'Hi, we're here from NASA, we're wondering if we can set up telescopes in your back pasture?'" one astronomer told Popular Science. "More often than not people were like 'that sounds awesome, sure, we'll help out!'"

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Ridder Clan Mod - The reawakening

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:36pm

After putting the mod on hold months ago, NewErr announces that the mod is again active and that work has been resumed on it.

Beautiful Doom 6.2.1

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:34pm

It's been just over a week since 6.2.0 and yet 6.2.1 is out with a lot of new features and bugfixes.

WarFront 2.1 Patch

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:32pm

This is a major patch for the WarFront mod, that addresses many of the issues found since last week's release.

Victoria era Development blog 1

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:28pm

Just a report about what we are doing. Well, to begin this report. I think I have to remind yo what you can learn from this report: 1.What knowledge we have for modeling and modding. 2.How many projects we have now. 3.Which one is the WIP project. 4.Our team members modding experience.

Journey's End Dev Log #2 - Cameras

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:22pm

In this Dev Log we discuss the improvements to our cameras, AI, and lighting.

Apple Sued By State Farm Over Alleged iPhone Fire

/. - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:18pm
An anonymous reader quotes CNET: Insurer State Farm and one of its customers, Wisconsin resident Xai Thao, allege that one of Apple's older iPhones had a defective battery that led to a fire last year. A lawsuit filed on Thursday by both State Farm and Thao claims that her iPhone 4S "failed" and "started a fire at Thao's home." The lawsuit further claims that "preliminary investigations show evidence of a significant and localized heating event in the battery area of the iPhone." It also declares that there were "remnants of internal shorting, indicating that an internal failure of the iPhone's battery caused the fire"... The State Farm lawsuit says that Thao's iPhone was "in a defective and unreasonably dangerous condition" when she bought it in 2014. The suit is claiming in excess of $75,000 in damages.

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1 Week and 100% Funded on Kickstarter!

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 12:45pm

Only one week and we're already 100% funded on Kickstarter! Plus we have a new demo for all of you to try!

New trailer (Cinematic Cutscene)

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 12:44pm

During the last few months, we were working hard on our new trailer wich means new cutscene, soundesign and music.

Debian 'Stretch' Updated With 9.1 Release

/. - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 12:14pm
An anonymous reader quotes Debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename "stretch"). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems... Please note that the point release does not constitute a new version of Debian 9 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old "stretch" media... Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages, and most such updates are included in the point release.

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New information

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 12:04pm

Due to many accusations of plagiarism and robbery, the mod has been made again from scratch, which is a loss of a year and a half of work.

Monoroll Update #2

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:44am

Progress is going pretty smoothly! So here's an update on whats being done, whats already done, and what will be done!

UK To Require Drone Registration And Safety Exams

/. - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:10am
An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: Drones will have to be registered and their users required to pass safety tests under new rules to be announced by the U.K.'s Department for Transport... Registration will be mandated for owners of drones 250 grams (8.8 ounces) or larger after research found that drones as small as 400 grams (14 ounces) could damage the windscreens of helicopters. Other security measures like "geo-fencing" -- GPS-based technology programmed into drones to prevent them from flying into sensitive areas such as prisons and airports -- are also under consideration, according to a statement from the department. The BBC points out that "There is no time frame or firm plans as to how the new rules will be enforced and the Department of Transport admitted that 'the nuts and bolts still have to be ironed out.'" "The UK government says 22 incidents involving commercial airliners and drones were investigated between January and April of this year," adds TechRadar, "with police unable to trace the owners of the drones -- one of the reasons for the new legislation."

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Progress Update #4

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:47am

As promised the second weekly devlog of the summer. This week was all about fixing our combat system.
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