June 2015

Once again, the headlines have been going a little crazy celebrating the latest viral video du jour. This one appears to show Boeing’s latest 787 Dreamliner making a near-vertical take-off from a runway in Washington state in a rehearsal for the jet’s appearance at the Paris Air Show. While the maneuver is impressive, it might not be quite as extreme as it seems, and it’s not likely you’ll ever get to experience it as a passenger.
The video that’s been making the rounds this week was posted to YouTube by Boeing itself on Thursday in advance of the Paris show, but the company has been coy about the actual angle of ascent, choosing not to comment to reporters about the video.
There appears to be a trick of perspective happening with the angle of the camera filming the take-off.

“It looks like the takeoff is at a near vertical 90 degree angle — trust me it’s not,” 
pilot Patrick Smith of AskThePilot.com told CNN.com.
In this earlier video of a 787 performing the same technical maneuver, we get a better view of the takeoff and while it clearly isn’t quite a 90 degree angle, it is still jaw-dropping (and stomach-quaking) to see something that large go steep so quickly.
If either of these videos make you a little queasy, don’t fear. This is strictly a stunt; you’ll never take a passenger flight that starts this way because a key part of the maneuver is for this big boy to be light as possible.
“Presumably the plane was very light because it wasn’t carrying any passengers, probably had a very light fuel load, no freight, so it would have been able to perform a steeper than normal ascent,” Smith said.
He says the typical pitch-up for a passenger flight will be under twenty degrees, nothing like what is shown (or appears to be shown) in the video.
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Why would BloombergBusiness (BB) devote a whole issue—38,000 words—to the subject of writing computer code and managing computer coders? Because that’s the future.
“Software,” we learned from Mark Andreessen in 2011, “is eating the world.” In the process, software is eating up organizations and executives who don’t understand it or how to manage it. As the BB article says, “Now that software lives in our pockets, runs our cars and homes, and dominates our waking lives, ignorance is no longer acceptable. The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.” So BB is offering a tour of the strange, magical, mysterious world of software for frightened executives—and everyone else.
This cleverly-written, and often-funny, article begins with the quandary of an apparently successful executive whose experience and skills are useless in coping with languages he doesn’t understand, management practices with strange names he cannot grasp, people he doesn’t feel comfortable with and threats to his survival as a manager that are all too real. Software development is consuming an ever-larger part of his budget while it is becoming ever central to his, and his organization’s, future.
President Obama participates in an ‘Hour of Code’ event: photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
The article follows the executive through an extended lesson in what software is all about. It describes the different languages—Java, Python, C, C++, C#, Perl and so on—along with their strengths, weaknesses and personalities, and even more important the management practices that are used to direct it.
Managing coders
With a light touch, it gives a simplified and amusing account of the executive’s encounter with the terminology and management practices of Scrum, with its daily standups, its Scrum Masters and its sprints.
“This is real. A Scrum Master in ninja socks has come into your office and said, ‘We’ve got to budget for apps.’ Should it all go pear-shaped, his career will be just fine. You keep your work in perspective by thinking about barrels of cash.”
It gives a fair account of the main management practices of managing software: Agile and Scrum.
“There are as many variations of Agile. I’ve had terrible meetings in my life when I sat between two teams and one of them explained, at length, why Agile with Kanban was better than Agile with Scrum. You could smell the money burning.
“Here is Agile, as I’ve seen it done: You break down your product into a set of simple-to-understand user stories about who needs what. You file those stories into an issue-tracking system, often a commercial product such as JIRA.
“You divide work into sprints of a week, two weeks, or whatever suits your management style, and you give each sprint a name and a goal (implement search, user registration), then the programmers take stories to go off and make them happen.
“Every day your team checks in and tries to unblock one another—if you are working on the tool that sends e-mail and the e-mail server isn’t working, you tell everyone. Then someone else steps up to help, or you stick with that story and do the best you can, but everyone needs to be working toward the sprint goal, trying to release some software. And once the sprint is done, you deliver something that actually, really works and move on to the next thing, slowly bringing a large, complex system into operation.
“That’s an ideal case. Done well, it avoids magical thinking (“It will all work when we get everything done and wired together”). It has its critics and can seem to have as many branches (c.f. Scrum, Kanban, and “Agile with Discipline”) as Protestantism.
It gives an account of what happens when the troubled executive picks up his courage and attends a daily standup.
“One day you go to the pen where they keep the programmers. Their standup starts at 10 a.m., and some hold cups of coffee. They actually stand. Mostly men, a few women. They go around the room, and each person says what he did yesterday, what he plans to do today, and if he has any blockers. Most of the people are in the office, so they’re doing the standup in person; when people are traveling, they do it over chat. Two people are dialed in, the new hires from Boston and Hungary, both with strong accents. They tell the same story as the rest.”
The executive gradually becomes comfortable with the world of software.
“They will do their standups. And after the standups, they will go off and work in the integrated development environments and write their server-side JavaScript and their client-side JavaScript. Then they will run some tests and check their code into the source code repository, and the continuous integration server will perform tests and checks, and if all goes well, it will deploy the code—perhaps even in August, in some cloud or another. They insist that they’ll do this every day, continuous releases.
“Then will come reports. Revenue reports, analytics, lists of new markets to conquer, all manner of new customer data that will be yours to parcel out and distribute. That will be your role, as the owner of the global database of customer intent. Thousands, then millions, of new facts that can help the company plan its sales and product development cycles. A good thing. And, you hope, the new site will generate more revenue, being faster, better, API-driven, and deployed across platforms to Web, mobile Web, and multiple apps…
“When the site is introduced, you’ll buy the coders a cake and send them to the JavaScript conference of their choice. You’ve learned that the only appropriate reward for people who write JavaScript is more JavaScript. TMitTB will get his bonus. The CTO is already considering him for new things. You like the CTO. She has become a friend of sorts.
“You can feel it, the S, off in the distance, coming toward you. It will arrive in due time, and you will stick it to the front of the VP in your title and all will be well. The coders all smile at you in the hall now that you’ve sat in on code reviews and feature discussions and stood quietly in the middle of standups. You know some of their names, even if you could do a better job of pronouncing them.
“Perhaps you have a future in software after all.
“Hello World.”
Change or die
Not all encounters between executives and software will end so happily. Many executives will not make the effort to understand the new world of software that is emerging or the management practices related to it. And the new world will gobble them up and spit them out.
Many will find that mastering software involves shedding some of their basic assumptions about how the world works and how it should be managed. Top-down directives don’t work in this world: code responds to intelligence, not authority. Nor does maximizing shareholder value work in a world in which customers are in charge. So the learning involves more than mastering the technical aspects of coding. It involves a different way of understanding and interacting the world. It is a Copernican revolution in management.
BB has done executives a great service by providing us with a simplified Baedeker of this strange new world. Death is not inevitable. There no longer any need to go on faking your way through meetings about software. It can be understood. It is the future.
So read the article. Then re-read it. And then re-read it again.
As the editor says, “It may take a few hours to read, but that’s a small price to pay for adding decades to your career.”
And read also:
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Square CEO Jack Dorsey (Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)
By Ryan Mac, Miguel Helft and Alex Konrad
Square, the San Francisco-based mobile payments company, is expected to go public this year, sources familiar with the company told FORBES. It’s unclear whether the company has already filed its initial public offering registration documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but those sources indicated that if it hasn’t happened, it will likely happen soon.
“The plan is to do it this year,” a person familiar with the matter said regarding an IPO. The person said Square planned to file a “confidential” registration statement. “It’s going to happen soon, if it hasn’t happened already,” the person added. “There has been some internal debate about the ideal timing.”
Under current laws, s0-called “emerging growing companies” can confidentially file to go public under the JOBS Act if they have less than $1 billion in annual revenue and meet other requirements. The JOBS Act allows companies to secretly explore the possibility of going public and has less rigorous financial disclosure requirements when compared to the traditional IPO route.
The revelation of Square’s plans comes during a week after its cofounder and CEO  Jack Dorsey was named interim CEO of Twitter Twitter, following the resignation of CEO Dick Costolo. Dorsey is Twitter’s chairman and helped cofound the company, and there was some speculation that he could possibly assume the head Twitter job on a full-time basis and leave his post at Square. A Square IPO this year would make such a move less likely, and Forbes reported Friday that the leading candidate for the job is Adam Bain.
“I am grateful for the talented team at Square, which I will continue to lead,” Dorsey said in a press release on Thursday. “We have built a very strong company from top to bottom, and I am as committed as ever to its continued success.”
Though there is no clarity on what Dorsey will do, sources close to the company said that he and his executive team are planning on taking Square public before the end of the year. Last August, the company denied in a now-deleted blog post that it was in potential acquisition talks or that it had delayed plans for a 2014 IPO.
Square spokesperson Aaron Zamost declined to comment.
Earlier this week, Square launched a new credit card and phone reader that’s designed to allow businesses to accept Apple Apple Pay and new EMV chip credit cards. Those readers will be shipped to businesses in the fall.
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This build is now available for all Windows insiders
Windows 10 build 10130 has recently been released for Windows insiders enrolled in the slow ring, which means that Microsoft managed to fix most of the bugs it found after the launch for fast ring users.
Usually, Microsoft rolls out every Windows 10 build for fast ring users first, in order to give them the chance to try it out faster and provide valuable feedback that can be then used to address the existing bugs and issues before a wider launch for everyone participating to the testing program.
Once all bugs are addressed, Microsoft pushes the build to slow ring users too, thus providing them with a more stable and reliable version of Windows 10 that's less prone to issues.
In most of the cases, once a specific build reaches the slow ring, Microsoft also ships new ISOs that allow a clean install, but this time, the company says that the same Windows 10 build 10130 ISOs it rolled out for fast ring users can be downloaded by everyone.

New build coming soon

Needless to say, most users have already installed Windows 10 build 10130 on their computers, either through the fast ring or with the official ISOs, but it would be interesting to see how many of them are actually waiting for every build to reach the slow channel.
In the meantime, everyone's expecting a new build of Windows 10 that could ship sometime in the next couple of weeks, with Microsoft itself admitting that several other releases would take place before the public launch on July 29.
Gabriel Aul, head of the Windows Insider program, already teased Windows 10 build 10136 and suggested that the next preview build would be in the 1013x series, but no other details as to when it could arrive are available right now.
Next week, Microsoft is also expected to ship a new version of Windows 10 Mobile preview, so PC users might have to wait a little bit longer to get a new build for their devices.

Carry your music everywhere you go, in public

Creative Technology announced the Soundblaster FRee, being its latest portable Bluetooth speaker with Neodymium drivers and twin passive radiators that offer full range audio with powerful bass.
Featuring dual-orientation playback, the speaker can be placed either horizontally or vertically for various docking emplacements and, most importantly, 360-degree sound. Being light and in a cylindrical form, the FRee can be easily transportable and offers the ability to play music anywhere through the Bluetooth connectivity. The FRee is also splash-proof and so it can be brought near the pool or at seaside to delight bystanders with your great music tastes.
The Sound Blaster FRee includes connectivity options like Bluetooth for smartphone or tablets, USB for PCs and Macs and Aux-in for analog devices. It can also play music from an microSD card reader with its built-in MP3 player. The music can be organized in folders and skipped at the push of a button. Also microSD cards can be swapped easily when mood demands it. The FRee can act as a hands-free Bluetooth speaker when paired with a phone nearby.

Mobile Disco

The USB connectivity will offer lossless high-fidelity digital audio streaming from Mac or PCs using the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies. When connected with a PC the SBX Pro Studio will also allow the user to create profiles and to use full audio customization settings to be easily employed when pairing your speaker to any device.
However impressive this machine is, it's quite possible that all these specs and available functionalities to come down hard on its battery. The FRee it's advertised to last up to 10 hours of battery life but it's very likely to be only five. Having an internal MP3 player and doubling as a hands-free will easily drain your battery in a couple of hours. That's why it probably won't act as a phone charger either as it needs every bit of battery life it has available.
The SoundBlaster FRee will be available on worldwide markets in this July at around £79 (€110).

The latest Calamares installer is included
Anke Boersma had the great pleasure of informing us earlier today about the immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2015.06 Linux distribution based on the latest and greatest KDE technologies.
Powered by the latest Linux technologies, KaOS 2015.06 is here to offer updated ISO images for users who want to reinstall the operating system or to deploy fresh copies on new machines. KaOS is a rolling-release distribution, so existing users don't need to download the new ISO build.
"KaOS is proud to present the 2015.06 ISO. The policy is, once a first pacman -Syu becomes a major update, it is time for a new ISO so new users are not faced with a difficult first update. With the magnitude of changes the last two months, that new ISO is more than due," says Anke Boersma in the release announcement for KaOS 2015.06.
Prominent features of KaOS 2015.06 include Linux kernel 4.0.5 (with support for Intel microcode updates on boot), KDE Plasma 5.3.1, KDE Applications 15.04.2, KDE Frameworks 5.9.11, systemd 220 for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) installations, Binutils 2.25, Glibc 2.21, Boost/ICU stack, Gnutls/Nettles stack, move to Libpng 1.6 series, and Qt 5.4.2.
Additionally, the new KaOS 2015.06 distro replaces the kmix component with plasma-volume-control for sound plasmoid, and the Ksnapshot screenshot utility with Kscreengenie. Several apps have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 technologies, including the Calligra office suite and Clementine audio player. The Avidemux, Kup, and Mixxx apps have also been ported to the aforementioned technologies but are available to users from the distro's repositories.

The latest Calamares installer has been added

In addition to the new features mentioned above, KaOS 2015.06 comes with the latest Calamares installer. We have just reported that other day news about the features implemented in the first Release Candidate of the Calamares 1.1 distribution-independent installer framework and that it is available for testing in the current Manjaro Linux 0.9.0 Dev distribution.
Last but not least the new ISO build of the KaOS Linux operating system expands the beautiful Midna artwork to provide users with a modern, custom flat icon theme, as well as an all-new theme for the SDDM login manager, written in QML. Download KaOS 2015.06 right now from Softpedia, where you will find a Live DVD ISO images that supports only 64-bit (x86_64) computers.

The distribution comes with the beautiful Moka theme

Vince Pooley, the founder of the Chapeau project, had the great pleasure of announcing today, June 13, the immediate availability for download of the final release of the Chapeau 22 Linux operating system.
Based on the Fedora 22 Workstation distribution and built around the latest GNOME 3.16 desktop environment Chapeau 22 is dubbed Indurain and comes with gorgeous artwork based on the Moka and Faba themes, the latest open-source software and technologies, and numerous attractive features that are not present in the upstream Fedora 22 Linux distro.
Prominent features of Chapeau 22 include the latest versions of the Mozilla Firefox, LibreOffice, VLC Media Player, Wine, PlayOnLinux, Steam for Linux, and GNOME Boxes applications, the addition of the GNOME Calendar, GNOME Photos, GNOME Books, GNOME Power Manager, and systemadm apps, as well as new wallpapers.
Moreover, the Pitivi video editor software has been replaced with OpenShot, Adobe Flash Player plugin has been added to the default web browser, the RPMFusion software sources are now preconfigured, and the official Dropbox client has been integrated. Check out the attached gallery for more details.
While the Fedora 22 Workstation uses Wayland, Chapeau 22 defaults to the X11 display server, disabling the Wayland session. Also, the distribution includes out-of-the-box support for multimedia playback and software virtualization based on KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine).

DNF is now the default package manager

Being based on Fedora 22, the new Chapeau 22 release inherits some of its Linux technologies, such as the brand-new DNF package manager that replaces the old-school YUM tool, and Linux kernel 4.0. Of course, DNF can be used to install, update and remove packages from a Chapeau installation.
"Chapeau includes access to software repositories from other projects. At the time of release the Korora 22 rpm repository used for pulling updates of the Pharlap application is not yet available," says Vince Pooley. "Because of this, if using dnf on the command-line you will notice a warning for this repository until it becomes available."
The latest version of the distribution also borrows some elements from the Korora distribution, such as Pharlap, a utility that allows users to install proprietary drivers. Download Chapeau 22 Linux right now from Softpedia, where you will find Live DVD ISO images only for 64-bit hardware architectures.

He’s tall, handsome, strong and attentive to her dog Pippi

The Internet has no chill, especially when there’s a hot man or a hot woman involved. Jennifer Lawrence’s new and (admittedly) insanely hot bodyguard got to find that out for himself, after he became an overnight sensation when photos of him with his famous client emerged online.
Twitter is still raving mad about “Jennifer Lawrence’s gorgeous / hot bodyguard” as we speak, and the samples embedded at the end of this article will undoubtedly confirm that. From the looks of it, this won’t die down too soon.

Jennifer Lawrence and her hot new bodyguard

The first photos of the Oscar-winning actress and a mystery, tall and handsome man who was clearly her bodyguard emerged online a couple of days ago, when the pair stepped out in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood and the paparazzi snapped photos of them.
Apparently, Jennifer is shopping for an apartment there. Other bodyguards were also on hand, but the Internet only had eyes for this guy, for the obvious reasons.
The next day, they were seen out and about again, this time with the hot guy carrying Jennifer’s dog Pippi. If there’s one thing the Internet can’t resist is the deadly combo of a hot man and a cute pup, so the hot bodyguard became the latest viral star.

Hot bodyguard has been identified

That Jennifer has a hot bodyguard (her second in less than a year, after Justin Riblet) is the good news. The bad news is that Us Weekly has managed to identify him and, in the process, learned that he is a married man.
So all those fans hoping for a romance along the lines of the one in the famous Whitney Houston & Kevin Costner film, sad news: it’s not going to happen.
The publication identifies the handsome guy as Greg Lenz and claims that his good looks played an important part in him landing the gig of protecting one of the most famous and beloved young actresses of the day.
“Jennifer likes the hot ones!” says one spy. Of course, that doesn’t mean anything more is going to happen. Just think of it this way: if you had the chance and the money to hire very competent people who also happen to look like genuine heartbreakers, wouldn’t you surround yourself with them?
Apparently, for Jennifer, the answer is “yes.”

Ghosts of past ambitions reveal themselves in the sand
Russian photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs managed to enter one of the abandoned Buran Soviet Space Shuttles hangars in Baikonur. What he captured is probably one of the saddest images of human space exploration.
Placed at Baikonur Cosmodrome in the middle of the Kazakh steppe, the great hangar called Site 112 was built to house the massive N1 moon rocket, now housing the crypt of two Buran shuttle prototypes in an advanced state of decay.
The Soviet's Buran program lasted from 1974 to 1993, and it managed to complete only one automated orbital flight before funding stopped when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
Being very similar to NASA's VAB (Vertical Assembly Building), the two shuttles were designed to be each connected to the massive Energia launchers at Site 112 and then brought to Site 110, which was basically the dedicated launching pad for Buran-class takeoffs.
Site 110, just as Site 112, was purpose-built for launching the N1 moon rocket and it also later converted to serve the Burans.
Unfortunately, the massive debris and dust gathered on the two shuttles was the result of the roof collapsing in 2002. The two Burans have been exposed to the elements outside ever since.
One of the two shuttles is the OK-1K2, which was ready for spaceflight in 1992. It was about to make a second flight in automatic mode and dock with the Mir space station. The other one is a mock-up for load tests.
Their future fate is unknown, but it is likely they'll stay forever locked in a hangar exposed to dust and sand in the Kazakh desert, as the dream of the soviet shuttle program will remain forever forgotten.
Check out the gallery below for more photos captured by Ralph Mirebs on the spot.

Survey reveals how the design community is moving away from Adobe's Photoshop to the newer rival, Sketch
The preliminary findings of a community survey of design-related tools shows how Photoshop is losing the fight with Sketch for mobile and interface design projects.
The survey was created and compiled by Khoi Vinh, former Design Director for The New York Times, now a freelance graphic designer, blogger, and well-known Twitter personality.
Only the preliminary results are available right now, with a full detailed analysis of all votes coming in the upcoming future.
These are as follows:
Primary tool for brainstorming/ideation - Pencil and paper
Primary tool for wireframing - Sketch
Primary tool for interface design - Sketch
Primary tool for prototyping - HTML/CSS
Primary tool for project management - Slack
Primary tool for version control/file management - Dropbox
Oh my! A survey aimed at the design community and none of Adobe's products don't even get a mention. This would have never happened five years ago, but times are changing.
Trends have been changing so visibly and aggressively, that if you've been following the design community, you could have guessed the results of this survey beforehand.
Irritation is high when it comes to any of Adobe's products lately, especially with Photoshop, lesser with Illustrator and After Effects.
An overbloated application that tries to do everything, the discontinuation of Fireworks, and the pricey Adobe CC have driven users away to other products, and currently Bohemian Coding's Sketch seems to be the main winner.
Sketch has become the favorite tool of all UI designers

Chairman Johnny Shih was quoted as saying recently
Everytime a major company is in deep financial troubles the competition is always there to pick up the pieces. It happened with Nokia and Motorola, but it might also happen with BlackBerry and HTC as well.
BlackBerry's mobile devices business is not doing well, but the company's CEO John Chen might still have one or two aces up his sleeves.
Rumor has it that the Canadian company will launch an Android device this fall, which might put its financial results back on the black.
HTC shares plunged 20% early this week after the company forecast major losses for the June quarter. The Taiwanese company's flagship smartphone HTC One M9 had terrible sales since its release, which led to speculation that the handset maker might be acquired.
Reuters has it from good sources that Taiwanese Asustek Computer might be interested in HTC's smartphone business.
The company's chairman Johnny Shih spoke about the possibility of acquiring HTC during Asus' annual general meeting.
“Our chairman has chatted about the topic internally. Still, the chances of an actual takeover are not big as Asustek is a company that has depended on organic growth,” said Chief Financial Officer David Chang.
As expected, HTC offered a statement, but said that it would not comment on rumors and allegations, and it will continue to sell its smartphones in all markets.

Other companies might be interested in the deal

So, it appears that there's little chance that the Taiwanese companies will ink a deal in the near future since Asus doesn't believe in the takeover yet.
These rumors will probably continue to emerge in the coming weeks, but Asus' name might be replaced by other major company in the smartphone business.
The only way for HTC to make it on its own is its next flagship smartphone, which, according to the company's CEO, will be completely redesigned. Stay tuned for more on this one.

Similar trouble was caused by an April update
Earlier this week, Microsoft released this month's Patch Tuesday updates and unsurprisingly, one of the bulletins that it included in this new rollout appears to be botched and is causing trouble on a number of Windows 7 computers.
As we've reported to you a few days ago, KB3058515 fails to install for some and is being re-offered again and again, despite the fact that in Windows Update and in Internet Explorer, the operating system is listing it as “successfully installed.”
So if it's already installed, why is the update being re-offered every time we start our computers?
That's the question that Microsoft is yet to answer, but it turns out that these problems aren't entirely new, as a similar behavior was experienced with another Internet Explorer patch rolled out in April.
KB3038314 was released as part of the April Patch Tuesday cycle and also brought improvements for Internet Explorer. But according to the known issues section on the official page, installing KB3038314 sometimes fails with error 80092004, which is the exact same error that users are seeing this month when trying to install KB3058515.
Here's what Microsoft says about the errors you might be seeing when trying to install KB3038314:
• After you perform a clean installation of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, and then you upgrade from Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 11, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Windows Update encountered an unknown error
error code 80092004
• After the clean installation, Windows Update continues to offer KB3038314 even though the security update may already be correctly installed.
If you receive this error message, click About Internet Explorer on the Help menu to determine whether the security update was installed. If the Update Versions line shows KB3038314, this indicates that the security update is correctly installed and that the system is not in an unprotected state.
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.
It turns out we got two different updates, same application supposed to be patched, same error, and same behavior after reboot.

Possible fix for KB3058515

Obviously, with Microsoft remaining completely tight-lipped on this problem, it's really difficult to find a workaround and stop the update from being re-offered. But what's more important is to get the update successfully installed, and thus make sure that no security flaw exists on your computer.
According to posts on Microsoft's Community forums, a possible fix (this means that it might not work for you, but it's worth a chance since you don't have another option) is to remove Internet Explorer completely from their computers and then install it from scratch via Windows Update.
Once you do that, you will be running Internet Explorer with KB3038314 and then you can check for new versions in Windows Update. KB3058515 should then be offered once again and automatic installation is supposed to be running smoothly.
Note that this workaround might not be effective for everyone and in case you find another one that solves the problem for you, use the comment box below to share it with the community.

Delivering news, reviews, columns and Gamer Diaries
This week, the review department of Softpedia Games is delivering long-form evaluations for: Kholat, a gook looking exploration game that lacks some coherence, Europa Universalis IV - Common Sense, the most recent expansion for the grand strategy title, and Audiosurf 2.
We also have an Editorial about the gaming world, dealing with the Xbox Live Gold requirement for the cooperative campaign in Halo 5: Guardians and the way Microsoft could try and deliver more value to players.
The Gamer Diaries series offers a more in-depth look at titles like Galactic Civilizations III, The Witcher 3L Wild Hunt, Heroes of the Storm and more.
The EndWeekGame piece talks about the titles that will occupy my free time, and we also offer a look at the most important pieces of news that were recently delivered.

From Monday to Friday

On Monday, 343 Industries used the Hunt the Truth campaign for Halo 5: Guardians to offer even more details about the core story of the title, and DICE talked about the variety that Star Wars Battlefront will offer and the presence of C3PO.
On Tuesday, Wargaming announced that it was ready to deliver a reboot of the classic Master of Orion strategy experience, and Microsoft announced a new version of the Xbox One, with a 1 TB hard drive, set to arrive later in the month.
On Wednesday, a rumor suggested that E3 2015 would be the moment when a re-designed version of The Last Guardian gets revealed, and Rockstar delivered the Ill Gotten Gains update for the Online element of Grand Theft Auto V.
On Thursday, the Oculus Rift consumer version was announced, coming with an Xbox One controller and streaming capabilities, and Valve launched the Steam Summer Sale, with some solid price cuts.
On Friday, Bungie said that a update for Destiny would be coming next week, while Konami delivered more information about Pro Evolution Soccer 2016.
Finally, on Saturday, a TV spot was revealed for Batman: Arkham Knight and we also got an official map for the new Trials of Osiris battleground in Destiny.

Only the Supreme Court of Canada can save Google now
A dangerous precedent has been set in Canada where a court rejected Google's appeal in a case the company has been fighting for years, and now the it has to remove links to particular pages from its world-wide search results.
In what RIAA and MPAA have been trying to achieve by throwing all kinds of ridiculous lawsuits at the company, and even attempting to push SOPA past the US government, two silly Canadian companies have accomplished in a squabble totally unrelated to piracy or online censorship.

A case of trademark violation is at the core of the issue, kind of

The whole affair started when Morgan Jack, a former business partner of Equustek Solutions, set up Datalink Technologies Gateways and began reselling Equustek networking routers, relabeling them under his own brand.
Equustek sued Datalink, won, but wasn't satisfied. It then sued Google and wanted all links leading to the Datalink website removed from the company's search results.
Google complied and removed the links in question, yet only from its Canadian .ca extension. Equustek was not happy, sued again and in 2014 won and got a court to force Google to remove the links in question from all of its domains.
Google appealed, but this Friday, the company lost the appeal and is now facing one final solution before having to comply with the court's ruling, and that's the Supreme Court of Canada.

Google, if left alone, will lose the fight against censorship

If Google doesn't win, this will set a legal precedent for other business, and all type of business can sue the company in any Canadian court and have it remove all the links they want wiped off the Internet.
This, of course, includes RIAA and MPAA, which for years have been wanting to remove pirate sites from search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo, but have never gotten even remotely close to what these two Canadian manufacturers of networking equipment have managed to do.
Google had a terrible week, being also cited by the French agency CNIL in a similar matter, regarding the way it implements the Right to Be Forgotten law (RTBFL) in the EU.
Apparently the French aren't happy with Google because the company is removing links that come under RTBFL only from its .fr domain, and not from results that appear on all of its other extensions. Officially, CNIL has notified Google it has 15 days to remove the URLs world-wide, or it will be sanctioned according to French law.
Update: The EFF has a copy of the appeals court's decision, if you want to read it.

The AndEx (Android-x86) distribution costs $9 (€8)
The time has come to update your AndEx installation to a new version build on top of the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop mobile operating system and Linux kernel 4.0.3, as Arne Exton has informed us recently.
AndEx Build 150610 is here to update the Lollipop version of Android to 5.1.1, which was released on April 27, 2015, as well as to rebase the entire distribution on a new, optimized kernel package based on the upstream Linux kernel 4.0.3. Of course, the GAPPS (Google Apps) package is installed by default so you can enjoy Google's services.
Therefore, users will be able to access applications like YouTube, Google Maps, GMail, and Google Play Store. Additionally, AndEx Build 150610 comes with Facebook, OfficeSuite 8, and Pool Break Lite. Users are being informed by Arne Exton that the Google Play Store app can be used to install new applications, and that Aptoide app manager should be used only if they don't find their favorite apps in Google's store.
"My compiled Android–x86 system (Lollipop 5.1.1) can run live (from DVD or a USB stick) or be installed on almost all laptops (and some Desktop computers). For example Acer (Aspire), HP, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Thinkpad, Fujitsu, Panasonic and Asus laptops," says Arne Exton for Softpedia.

The Android-x86 distribution costs $9 (€8)

For those of you who are not in the loop, AndEX is an Android-x86 system that costs money. It will available for download as a Live DVD ISO image after you pay the sum of $9 (€8). For more details, you can check out the project's official website, where you can also find detailed installation instructions and any other information you need to get started with deploying Android on your PC.

The OTA-4 update was sent over to BQ for testing
Canonical, through Łukasz Zemczak, informed its users about the fact that the upcoming OTA-5 software update for its Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system will get new icons for all the core apps.
We reported a week ago that the next major update for Ubuntu Touch, after OTA-4, will arrive sometime in July. We also told you at the beginning of this month that the OTA-5 update will bring brand-new icons for the core apps. Today we can report that this change is all but confirmed by Canonical.
"In the meantime upstreams are starting to land icon changes to our core-apps. Currently those only land in rc-proposed - the store bits will be released along with OTA-5," says Łukasz Zemczak in his latest report to the Ubuntu Touch mailing list on June 12, 2015.
In related news, the highly anticipated OTA-4 has been finalized and sent over to BQ for testing. When they approve the update, it will be immediately sent to users worldwide, which might happen early next week. By then, a proper announcement will be published with its prominent features, but we have already detailed the new features in a previous article published last month.

Users are strongly advised to update immediately
The IPFire development team published details about a new update for their open-source and independent firewall distribution based on the Linux kernel, IPFire 2.17 Core Update 91, urging users to update as soon as possible.
According to the release notes, IPFire 2.17 Core Update 91 is a very important milestone for the stable version of the firewall, which patches multiple security vulnerabilities for the OpenSSL and StrongSwan IPsec software, and updates several other core components and libraries.
Therefore, we can report that IPFire 2.17 Core Update 91 updates the OpenSSL package to version 1.0.2b, which fixes six security vulnerabilities, including the famous Logjam vulnerability, and the strongSwan package to version 5.3.2, fixing two security vulnerabilities. Also, there's updated packages like libnet 1.16, libxslt 1.1.28, libxml2 2.9.2, newt 0.52.19, pcre 8.37, and slang 2.3.0.
"This update comes with various security fixes – most notably fixes for six security vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL library and two more vulnerabilities in strongSwan," reads the announcement. "We strongly recommend to install this update as soon as possible and reboot the system afterwards."

The P2P block feature has been disabled by default

Among other changes implemented in IPFire 2.17 Core Update 91, we can mention that the P2P (Peer-to-Peer) block feature has been disabled by default for all new installations of the firewall, but users are informed that existing installations of IPFire won't be changed, not even after a regular software update.
Last but not least, the built-in DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server received various improvements, such as the ability to search the list of static leases, automatic addition of newly created static leases from the list of dynamic leases, and support for editing newly added static leases right from the user menu.
Download IPFire 2.17 Core Update 91 right now via Softpedia.

Andrew C. Oliver
Using Teradata sucks -- there, I said it. It's painful to convene the data committee to deal with adding a column to the data warehouse, then having to do a cost/benefit analysis for every meager gigabyte of data you want to store because the thing costs more than my house.
On the other hand, what are your alternatives? I don’t mean Netezza or Exadata, which are different flavors of the same pain. I mean something different: In the brave new world of Hadoop, you have Hive, which is slow, and Impala, which doesn't scale well. They're not viable data warehouse replacements much of the time. 
However, SonarW could be. It promises to keep the “shall we add this column” committee at bay. It comes from JSonar, the company that MongoDB users know for JSONStudio. It is built from the ground up on JSON and is compatible with MongoDB; anything that talks to MongoDB talks to SonarW.
But there's even more to SonarW. Like Hive or Impala, SonarW can use HDFS, the Hadoop distributed file system, to scale. And SonarW should perform far better than Hive and Impala.
For architecture and speed, SonarW is a data warehouse similar to massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouses. According to the demo I attended, it ran fast on one machine, and the company claims it runs even better on many more. If you’ve had any experience with Hadoop, you know this scheduling issue is a pain point. Giving me 200 rows from one table takes far too long, and many of your workloads even for a big data project are not that large, especially when setting up the major part of the job.

In other words, Hadoop always tries to maximize resource utilization. But sometimes you need to go grab something real quick and you don’t need 100 nodes to do it.
SonarW can of course connect standard business-intelligence tools, but you’ll lose some of the advantages of MongoDB’s aggregation framework and pipelining. At the same time, people who use data warehouse are typically not familiar with JSON tools and MongoDB’s aggregation framework.
That gap between the data warehouse world and the MongoDB/JSON world is the key challenge for SonarW. The company's answer to this challenge is SQL compatibility via a plug-in to MariaDB’s MaxScale. That lets you connect to SonarW all your favorite SQL tools that connect to MySQL or MariaDB (which includes anything ODBC or JDBC).
SonarW is hardly the only provider looking to bridge data warehousing and Hadoop via SQL or OLAP, such as AtScale. My inbox is full of such announcements, with many claiming to be the first to do so (they are not).
Even the Mongo analytics field is starting to be a thing. Which begs the question: Are there enough paying customers for MongoDB who will use it for analytics to support SonarW’s offering?
What could work to SonarW's advantage is its simplicity and lower cost (starting at $15,000 per terabyte) compared to traditional data warehouses and MPP systems. That might motivate even non-MongoDB-oriented companies to at least kick the tires.
However, I suspect that those who are on Teradata are stuck on Teradata. Moving from an entrenched technology means retraining staff and paying for migration -- it's usually easier to keep paying your dealer than go to rehab.
Even so, maybe there is room for a rebel base in these organizations, an alliance between the NoSQL team and analysts who are willing to learn something new and managers who don’t want to blow their budget on a few more bytes in Teradata, Netezza, or Exadata.
This story, "A better mousetrap: A JSON data warehouse takes on Hadoop" was originally published by InfoWorld.

Paul Krill
Google has moved Dart, its rival to JavaScript, to GitHub, with the stated intent of making it easier to work with the Dart community.
Developers can contribute to the language at Dart's GitHub page. "The Dart SDK now has its own repository, joining the numerous Dart tools and packages already in our GitHub org [repository]. We've moved all the SDK issues over (keeping the original issue numbers), and dartbug.com now points to GitHub's issue tracker for the Dart SDK," said Seth Ladd, Google Chrome developer advocate, in a recent blog post
Dart, which compiles to JavaScript, has had its work cut out for it competing with not only the ubiquitous JavaScript, but other JavaScript alternatives, such as CoffeeScript and TypeScript. An analyst, however, views Google's moving Dart to GitHub as not necessarily a setback or a concession by Google. "It could just as easily signify that they want more external committers and need a commons to enable it," analyst Jeffrey Hammond, of Forrester Research, said in an email. "Before thinking of this as a 'drop and run' exercise, I'd watch the ongoing level of commits from Google email addresses to the project through something likeOpenHub.net over the next few months. If check-ins lag, then I'd be concerned.
In another eyebrow-raising move, Google in March revealed that it no longer had ambitions to integrate the Dart VM into the Chrome browser. Instead, Dart will be focused on compiling to JavaScript.
Ladd advises that working on individual Dart packages -- such as args, which provide a command line parsing library, or http, which is an API for making HTTP requests -- can provide the easiest ways to contribute to Dart. "We hope our move to GitHub helps more Dartisans become active participants in the future of Dart," he said. Dart was launched in October 2011.
This story, "Google throws Dart language over to GitHub" was originally published by InfoWorld.

Serdar Yegulalp
Social networks generate colossal amounts of data that have come to defy the use of conventional data-processing tools, so it's no wonder their engineering teams have built their own toolsets -- such as Facebook and its machine-learning tools.
Enter LinkedIn, now offering its own Apache-licensed, open-sourced data-processing solution: Pinot, a real-time analytics engine and datastore, designed to run at scale. Yes, Hadoop is one of its data sources, providing yet another option for those looking to perform SQL-style queries.

LinkedIn's own OLAP

As originally discussed by LinkedIn's engineers late last year, Pinot was designed to provide the company with a way to ingest "billions of events per day" and serve "thousands of queries per second" with low latency and near-real-time results -- and provide analytics in a distributed, fault-tolerant fashion.
The original system was assembled out of whole congeries of existing pieces -- an Oracle database here, a Project Voldemort key-value store there -- but LinkedIn found the amount of data ingested was too great for solutions not designed for OLAP-style jobs in the first place.
Like many other data-processing frameworks that live in or near Hadoop, Pinot is written in Java. It uses Apache Helix -- also developed at LinkedIn -- to perform cluster management. Real-time data comes in by way of Kafka, with historical data fetched from Hadoop.

Some sacrifices were made

With querying, Pinot shows some of its limitations -- although most are deliberate design decisions, reflecting Pinot's focus on the specific conditions for which LinkedIn created it.
For instance, the SQL-like query language used with Pinot does not have the ability to perform table joins, "in order to ensure predictable latency" (according to LinkedIn's engineers). There's truth to this, since SQL-on-Hadoop solutions have been known to suffer from poor performance if they attempt to perform joins between data stored in highly disparate places. Full-text search and relevance ordering for results also aren't supported.
Finally, data is strictly read-only -- although given the number of other SQL-for-big-data solutions that work the same way, this won't likely be a major letdown.

A fairly vertical solution

Each SQL-on-Hadoop solution has so far addressed a slightly different set of needs -- some for real-time queries (Spark SQL), some for historical data (Hive), some to emulate as much of SQL's existing behavior as possible without sacrificing performance (Stinger). Pinot is similarly narrow in focus, given that it was built to scratch LinkedIn's specific itches.
With the project going open source, though, LinkedIn clearly hopes it can scratch other peoples' itches as well, especially if existing SQL-for-Hadoop/real-time-data solutions don't cut it. It's less clear if LinkedIn wants Pinot to eventually follow in the footsteps of other Hadoop projects and eventually become Apache-governed, although the choice of license for the project (Apache) would make such a transition a snap.
This story, " LinkedIn fills another SQL-on-Hadoop niche" was originally published by InfoWorld.

Serdar Yegulalp
Real-time processing of streaming data in Hadoop typically comes down to choosing between two projects: Storm or Spark. But a third contender, which has been open-sourced from a formerly commercial-only offering, is about to enter the race, and like those components, it may have a future outside of Hadoop.
DataTorrent RTS (real-time streaming) has long been a commercial offering for live data processing apart from the family of Apache Foundation open source projects around Hadoop. But now DataTorrent (the company) is preparing to open-source the core DataTorrent RTS engine, offer it under the same Apache 2.0 licensing as its competitors, and eventually contribute it to the Apache Foundation for governance.

Built for business

Project Apex, as the open source version of DataTorrent RTS's engine is to be called, is meant to not only compete with Storm and Spark but to be superior to them -- to run faster (10 to 100 times faster than Spark, it's claimed), to be easier to program, to better support enterprise needs like fault tolerance and scalability, and to make it easier to demonstrate the value of Hadoop to a business owner.
According to DataTorrent VP of Marketing John Fanelli, DataTorrent RTS/Project Apex is meant to ease the process of working with Spark's streaming processing. "Spark is very much a development framework," Fanelli said in a phone conversation, "where you have to write everything by hand ... and where you have to think and program in more of a MapReduce paradigm."
Fanelli said that Spark lacks other key features that would be attractive to enterprises, such as event processing, the ability to guarantee the order of events, and fault-tolerance at the platform level. Apex doesn't require Scala to program it, meaning existing Java programmers wouldn't need to do as much retooling to leverage it. (Spark is written in Scala and can be programmed both with it and a few other languages, including Python and Java -- but the best results with Spark generally come from using Scala.)
Fanelli also felt Apex can help Spark users get away from working with time-consuming batch-oriented methods to generate insights from existing data. "It's better to use a streaming product to do batch than it is to use a batch product to do streaming," he said.

Hadoop might only be the beginning

There's little question Apex is being open-sourced in part to entice users toward the commercial DataTorrent RTS product. Many of its features -- such as graphical app design and dynamic optimizations of workloads, which expand upon the core that Apex offers -- are an attempt to address what Fanelli feels are the value propositions Hadoop doesn't always communicate well to enterprise customers, like generating real-time actionable insight on ingested data. 
If Hadoop isn't taking off in some enterprises because of its value proposition, that by itself isn't tied to any one issue. Aside from the perception that Hadoop is overkill for the work being done, there's also the notion that Hadoop is too costly or complex to be worth the trouble. Hadoop vendors keep trying to address these issues, but there's reason to believe Hadoop only has so much appeal with enterprises.
Likely less limited is the culture of reuse and development around individual pieces within Hadoop, like Spark -- and now Project Apex. Their real-time processing functionality doesn't have to be coupled with Hadoop to be useful, although it's been the most common scenario associated with how they're leveraged. Having Apex as an open source project will add another option to that toolbelt, one that's useful apart from any other happenings with Hadoop.
This story, "Spark and Storm face new competition for real-time Hadoop processing" was originally published by InfoWorld.

Stress Management Techniques
1.  Organize Yourself.
Take better control of the way you're spending your time and energy so you can handle stress more effectively.
2.  Control Your Environment by controlling who and what is surrounding you.
In this way, you can either get rid of stress or get support for yourself.
3.  Love Yourself by giving yourself positive feedback.
Remember, you are a unique individual who is doing the best you can.
4.  Reward Yourself by planning leisure activities into your life.
It really helps to have something to look forward to.
5.  Exercise Your Body since your health and productivity depend upon your body's ability to bring oxygen and food to its cells.
Therefore, exercise your heart and lungs regularly, a minimum of three days per week for 15-30 minutes. This includes such activities as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, aerobics, etc.
6.  Relax Yourself by taking your mind off your stress and concentrating on breathing and positive thoughts.
Dreaming counts, along with meditation, progressive relaxation, exercise, listening to relaxing music, communicating with friends and loved ones, etc.
7.  Rest Yourself as regularly as possible.
Sleep 7-8 hours a night. Take study breaks. There is only so much your mind can absorb at one time. It needs time to process and integrate information. A general rule of thumb: take a ten minute break every hour. Rest your eyes as well as your mind.
8.  Be Aware of Yourself.
Be aware of distress signals such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety, upset stomach, lack of concentration, colds/flu, excessive tiredness, etc. Remember, these can be signs of potentially more serious disorders (i.e., ulcers, hypertension, heart disease).
9.  Feed Yourself / Do Not Poison Your Body.
Eat a balanced diet. Avoid high calorie foods that are high in fats and sugar. Don't depend on drugs and/or alcohol. Caffeine will keep you awake, but it also makes it harder for some to concentrate. Remember, a twenty minute walk has been proven to be a better tranquilizer than some prescription drugs.
10. Enjoy Yourself.
It has been shown that happier people tend to live longer, have less physical problems, and are more productive. Look for the humor in life when things don't make sense. Remember, you are very special and deserve only the best treatment from yourself.

52 Proven Tips for Stress Relief 

  1. Get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning.  The inevitable morning mishaps will be less stressful.
  2. Prepare for the morning the evening before.  Set the breakfast table, make lunches, put out the clothes you plan to wear, etc.
  3. Don't rely on your memory.  Write down appointment times, when to pick up the laundry, when library books are due, etc.
  4. Do nothing which, after being done, leads you to tell a lie.
  5. Make duplicates of all keys.  Bury a house key in a secret spot in the garden and carry a duplicate car key in your wallet, apart from your key ring.
  6. Practice preventive maintenance.  Your car, appliances, home, and relationships will be less likely to break down/fall apart "at the worst possible moment."
  7. Be prepared to wait.  A paperback can make a wait in a post office line almost pleasant.
  8. Procrastination is stressful.  Whatever you want to do tomorrow, do today; whatever you want to do today, do it now.
  9. Plan ahead.  Don't let the gas tank get below one-quarter full; keep a well-stocked "emergency shelf" of home staples; don't wait until you're down to your last bus token or postage stamp to buy more; etc.
  10. Don't put up with something that doesn't work right.  If your alarm clock, wallet, shoe laces, windshield wipers - whatever- are a constant aggravation, get them fixed or get new ones.
  11. Allow 15 minutes of extra time to get to appointments.  Plan to arrive at an airport one hour before domestic departures.
  12. Eliminate (or restrict) the amount of caffeine in your diet.
  13. Always set up contingency plans, "just in case." ("If for some reason either of us is delayed, here's what we'll do. . ." kind of thing.  Or, "If we get split up in the shopping center, here's where we'll meet.")
  14. Relax your standards.  The world will not end if the grass doesn't get mowed this weekend.
  15. Pollyanna-Power!  For every one thing that goes wrong, there are probably 10 or 50 or 100 blessings.  Count 'em!
  16. Ask questions.  Taking a few moments to repeat back directions, what someone expects of you, etc., can save hours.  (The old "the hurrieder I go, the behinder I get," idea.)
  17. Say "No!"  Saying "no" to extra projects, social activities, and invitations you know you don't have the time or energy for takes practice, self-respect, and a belief that everyone, everyday, needs quiet time to relax and be alone.
  18. Unplug your phone.  Want to take a long bath, meditate, sleep, or read without interruption?  Drum up the courage to temporarily disconnect.  (The possibility of there being a terrible emergency in the next hour or so is almost nil.)  Or use an answering machine.
  19. Turn "needs" into preferences.  Our basic physical needs translate into food, water, and keeping warm.  Everything else is a preference. Don't get attached to preferences.
  20. Simplify, simplify, simplify. . .
  21. Make friends with non-worriers.  Nothing can get you into the habit of worrying faster than associating with chronic worrywarts.
  22. Get up and stretch periodically if your job requires that you sit for extended periods.
  23. Wear earplugs.  If you need to find quiet at home, pop in some earplugs.
  24. Get enough sleep.  If necessary, use an alarm clock to remind you to go to bed.
  25. Create order out of chaos.  Organize your home and workspace so that you always know exactly where things are.  Put things away where they belong and you won't have to go through the stress of losing things.
  26. When feeling stressed, most people tend to breathe short, shallow breaths.  When you breathe like this, stale air is not expelled, oxidation of the tissues is incomplete, and muscle tension frequently results.  Check your breathing throughout the day,  and before, during, and after high-pressure situations.  If you find your stomach muscles knotted and your breathing is shallow, relax all your muscles and take several deep, slow breaths. 
  27. Writing your thoughts and feelings down (in a journal, or on paper to  be thrown away) can help you clarify things and can give you a renewed perspective
  28. Try the following yoga technique whenever you feel the need to relax. Inhale deeply through your nose to the count of eight.  Then, with lips puckered, exhale very slowly through your mouth to the count of 16, or for as long as you can.  Concentrate on the long sighing sound and feel the tension dissolve.  Repeat 10 times.
  29. Inoculate yourself against a feared event.  Example:  before speaking in public, take time to go over every part of the experience in your mind.  Imagine what you'll wear, what the audience will look like, how you will present your talk, what the questions will be and how you will answer them, etc.  Visualize the experience the way you would have it be.  You'll likely find that when the time comes to make the actual presentation, it will be "old hat" and much of your anxiety will have fled.
  30. When the stress of having to get a job done gets in the way of getting the job done, diversion - a voluntary change in activity and/or environment - may be just what you need.
  31. Talk it out.  Discussing your problems with a trusted friend can help clear your mind of confusion so you can concentrate on problem solving.
  32. One of the most obvious ways to avoid unnecessary stress is to select an environment (work, home, leisure) which is in line with your personal needs and desires.  If you hate desk jobs, don't accept a job which requires that you sit at a desk all day.  If you hate to talk politics, don't associate with people who love to talk politics, etc.
  33. Learn to live one day at a time.
  34. Every day, do something you really enjoy.
  35. Add an ounce of love to everything you do.
  36. Take a hot bath or shower (or a cool one in summertime) to relieve tension.
  37. Do something for somebody else.
  38. Focus on understanding rather than on being understood; on loving rather than on being loved.
  39. Do something that will improve your appearance.  Looking better can help you feel better.
  40. Schedule a realistic day.  Avoid the tendency to schedule back-to-back appointments; allow time between appointments for a breathing spell.
  41. Become more flexible.  Some things are worth not doing perfectly and some issues are fine to compromise upon.
  42. Eliminate destructive self-talk:  "I'm too old to. . .,"  "I'm too fat to. . .," etc.
  43. Use your weekend time for a change of pace.  If your work week is slow and patterned, make sure there is action and time for spontaneity built into your weekends.  If your work week is fast-paced and full of people and deadlines, seek peace and solitude during your days off.  Feel as if you aren't accomplishing anything at work?  Tackle a job on the weekend which you can finish to your satisfaction.
  44. "Worry about the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves."  That's another way of saying:  take care of the todays as best you can and the yesterdays and the tomorrows will take care of themselves.
  45. Do one thing at a time.  When you are with someone, be with that person and with no one or nothing else.  When you are busy with a project, concentrate on doing that project and forget about everything else you have to do.
  46. Allow yourself time - everyday - for privacy, quiet, and introspection.
  47. If an especially unpleasant task faces you, do it early in the day and get it over with, then the rest of your day will be free of anxiety.
  48. Learn to delegate responsibility to capable others.
  49. Don't forget to take a lunch break.  Try to get away from your desk or work area in body and mind, even if it's just for 15 or 20 minutes.
  50. Forget about counting to 10.  Count to 1,000 before doing something or saying anything that could make matters worse.
  51. Have a forgiving view of events and people.  Accept the fact that we live in an imperfect world.
  52. Have an optimistic view of the world.  Believe that most people are doing the best they can.


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