Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Fairytales with a modern twist.

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The Blacklist (NBC)

This James Spader-starring crime drama maintains a solid place in our dad-show canon.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

Season 4 of this high-stakes comic-book adaptation is sure to feature plenty of action.

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Gotham (FOX)/Lucifer (FOX)

Gotham (FOX): There’s still more Gordon backstory to explore.

Lucifer (FOX): Another DC Comics spinoff — this one about a demon wrongly framed for murder among mortals.

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Blindspot (NBC)/American Horror Story (FX)

Blindspot (NBC): Jane Doe continues to unravel the mystery hidden in her tattoos.

American Horror Story (FX): The premise for the sixth season of the ultra-mysterious anthology series has yet to be revealed, but we have no doubt that it’ll be creepy as hell.

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Guinness Record Batman Costume

Batman costume earns Guinness record for functioning gadgets on a cosplay suit

GALWAY, Ireland (UPI) — A dedicated Irish Batman fan who aimed to create the most impressive costume earned a Guinness World Record for most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit.

Julian Checkley, a lifelong cosplayer, said he wanted to go he extra mile with his suit inspired by Bruce Wayne’s alter ego in the Batman: Arkham Origins video game, so he tricked out the batsuit with 23 functioning gadgets, including video screens on his gauntlets and a 2000-watt EMP Stun Gun.

The suit landed Checkley a spot in Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition.

“There were many long hours trying devising the gadgets and finding ways to store them on the suit. They are classic gadgets but also some are specific to Batman: Arkham Origins. I am immensely proud of my Guinness World Records title and to be part of the Gamer’s Edition is just the next level,” Checkley said.

The gadgets, as listed by Guinness, are:

1. Fireball shooter

2. Gauntlet video screens

3. Bat tracking beacon

4. Batsignal projector

5. Folding batarang

6. Grapnel gun

7. Cowl respirator

8. Pneumatic tranquilizer gun

9. Ultrasonic anti-dog device

10. Bat shurikens

11. UV lamp

12. Ball bearing grenades

13. Gauntlet flashlight

14. Medical kit

15. Battery pack

16. Laser designator

17. Bat-cam

18. Strobe stun gun

19. Gas dispenser

20. Smoke bombs

21. Bat flask

22. Concealed laryngeal microphone

23. Two-way radio

“This incredible cosplay suit is a great example of the eclectic records that appear in this year’s Gamer’s Edition 2017. The detail and imagination behind the gadgets take the meaning of cosplay to a whole new level,” said Stephen Daultrey, Editor of the Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition.

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Three Hottest Database Certifications

The available database certifications differ as much as the people trying to achieve them. When making your selection you should ask: where am I going? What it is I want to administer, create and develop? Then ask yourself what data your organization needs.

You’ll have to choose your own path for certification, but for the purposes of space and time, let’s look at three of the hottest data certs currently available: Oracle’s Certified Associate, Microsoft’s MCSE: Data Platform (multiple tests) and Cloudera’s Hadoop Developer Exam.

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MEANING: (noun)
NiFi is a system of enhancing data through filtering with the help of point source security. It was developed by the National Security Agency to enhance and boost the underlying capacities of the host system NiFi is operating on. NiFi’s main purpose is to automate the data flow between two systems. This facilitates better flow of data between two systems, one of which is creating data while the other is consuming it.

NiFi is built on the philosophy of ensured and guaranteed deliveries. It works by effective load spreading and providing high transaction rates. It supports buffering and can queue the data until the data reaches its intended destination. It also supports prioritized queuing in cases when there are exceptions that the largest, newest or some other data should be processed first.

The main goal of NiFi is thus to enhance the data flow between the two underlying systems on which it is running.

ETYMOLOGY: (American), Formerly Niagarafiles, Earliest documented use: before 2016.

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Turn off Cortana

In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, Microsoft removed Cortana’s on-off switch. But it’s still there, if you know where to look. Use this tweak to make Windows search strictly local.

As with most things Windows, you can remove the search button or box completely if you’re really convinced you won’t use it. Right-click the taskbar and then click Cortana > Hidden.

On a system running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise edition, you can use Group Policy to apply this setting across multiple machines in an enterprise network; on a single PC, use the local Group Policy Editor, gpedit.msc, to open the policy Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search > Allow Cortana and set it to disabled.

On a system running Windows 10 Home, you need to make a manual edit to the registry. Find the key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search (you might need to create this key if it doesn’t exist), and then create the DWORD value AllowCortana and set it to 0.


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Knock Knock

Knock Knock! Who’s There?


Abbott who?

Abbott time you answered the door!

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