The threads that bind: How the Warriors, NBA are entering a new jersey frontier

first_imgOAKLAND — Longtime Warriors PR director Raymond Ridder looked around the locker room to an unfamiliar sight before a recent home game: Blue uniforms — traditionally reserved for road games — hanging from each stall.Checking his notes, Ridder blurted out, “We’re not going to wear our home whites for the rest of the calendar year.”This season, the Warriors are slated to wear six different uniforms over 82 games, with jersey options centered around holidays, special game night events and odes to …last_img

Warriors’ Draymond Green listed as probable vs. Hornets

first_imgSo there you have it. Green sprained his left ankle in the Warriors’ loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday at Oracle Arena after … CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After moving around the court without any noticeable limitations with a sprained left ankle on Sunday, Draymond Green offered reassurances to Warriors coach Steve Kerr about his health.“How should we list you?” Kerr inquired for when the Warriors (42-17) play the Charlotte Hornets (28-31) on Monday.“Probable,” Green answered.last_img

Select Blocks of Ruby Code in Vim with rubyblock

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Neil also notes a limitation:Some text objects in Vim respond to a count. For example, the `a{` text object will select _all_ of the current `{}` delimited block, but if you prefix it with the number 2 (e.g. `v2i{`) then it will select all of the block that contains the current block. The rubyblock text object does not respond in this way if you prefix a count. This is due to a limitation in vimscript #2100. However, you can achieve a similar effect by repeating the rubyblock text-object manually. So if you press `var` to select the current ruby block, you can expand your selection outwards by repeating `ar`, or contract your selection inwards by repeating `ir`. Tags:#hack#Tools klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzes rubyblock is a custom text object for Vim for selecting Ruby blocks. Drew Neil, the developer, explains: “In Ruby, a block is always closed with the end keyword. Ruby blocks may be opened using one of several keywords, including module, class, def if and do. The rubyblock plugin is aware of each of these.”last_img

January 2 = BYOD’s Big Day: How Will IT And The Cloud Keep Up?

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… mat youngcenter_img Guest author Mat Young is senior technical director at Fusion-io.Many enterprise employees no doubt received new tablets this Holiday season. And many are likely to bring them to work on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 – perhaps the biggest day ever for the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.Will corporate IT be prepared for the challenge?Managing BYOD devices like tablets poses many security and compliance challenges. Forrester has predicted that that tablets would become the primary computing devices in 2013, so it will be instructive to watch how corporate IT policies evolve to support or discourage BYOD with tablets. (Of course, some lucky workers will end up with tablets provided to them by their employers!)Recent research has noted that – not surprisingly – many tablet users use their devices for email. With traditional data-storage infrastructure, the added workload of all these new tablets connecting into corporate networks could create quite a strain on applications like Microsoft Exchange. If organizations are running virtualized infrastructure or virtual desktops (VDI), delivering consistent performance gets even more complicated.Easy-to-use apps with data served from the cloud make tablets especially attractive to mobile workers. This has led to a boom in mobile applications. It will also be interesting to track how download and adoption rates for mobile apps delivered through the cloud are impacted by the BYOD influx in 2013.Keeping on top of network performance will be a critical requirement for IT teams watching to see how the BYOD influx affects their infrastructure. One possibility is to boost the use of flash memory on the server side as well as on the device side.From cell phones to tablets, NAND flash powers just about every mobile device. But investing in flash on the server-side as well can help improve performance of specific applications and remove overall bottlenecks.As BYOD brings ever-more mobile devices into corporate environments, IT faces a very real challenge to keep up. The proud owners of all those new tablets will demand nothing less.  Tags:#BYOD Related Posts last_img read more

iBall launches Windows tablet at INR 16,999

first_imgGetting buoyant on the Indian Tablet market, iBall has announced Slide WQ32, a Windows based tablet priced at INR 16,999. The 8 inch (1280X800) device that comes equipped with Microsoft 365 Office having a year’s validity and impressive 1 TB OneDrive storage is arguably the lowest priced Windows tablet.The gadget supports 16 GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded to up to 64 GB. It sports a 5 MP primary camera accompanied by a flash and also houses a 2 MP front camera, one of the best options provided by gadgets in this category.Slide WQ32 is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor coupled with a 2 GB RAM, decent enough to meet daily official chores.Other than this, the tablet has a HDMI port which can like it to a television or a projector, USB flash drive and a micro USB slot for charging. Though the device supports 3G but lacks Wi-Fi connectivity, which might be a serious disadvantage of the gadget, since it will hamper high speed internet surfing.Another notable feature offered by Slide WQ32 is that you can connect a wireless mouse/ keyboard and use it as a laptop screen.last_img read more

Villarreal win crucial for Barca’s Valverde

first_imgBarcelona Villarreal win ‘crucial’ for Barcelona boss Valverde Joe Wright 07:16 12/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) lionel messi - cropped Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Ernesto Valverde Villarreal v Barcelona Villarreal The Catalans ended a run of two draws in a row thanks to Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi’s goals, much to the relief of their coach Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde felt Sunday’s 2-0 win at Villarreal could prove vital to their La Liga title hopes.The Catalans went into the game at the Estadio de la Ceramica on the back of consecutive draws in the top flight and having seen Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid all claim three points this weekend.Sixth-place Villarreal proved to be stubborn opponents but Barca eventually wore them down after Raba’s red card in the second half, with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi getting the goals to restore the visitors’ five-point lead at the top. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Valverde believes it was a very important time to return to winning ways, with games against Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid to come before the end of the year.”It was a crucial and difficult game,” he said, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo. “We had to face a great team on a pitch where it’s difficult to get points.”They gave us a tough game, with problems in circulating the ball and danger on the counter-attack.”We’ve kept up the winning run. We knew our rivals had won but we’re always relying on ourselves. Regardless of rivals having won, before a game, you have to win. You prepare to win and that’s that.49 – Lionel Messi has scored more goals than any other player from the top five European leagues in 2017 (all competitions). Gold. — OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 10, 2017 “If your rivals win, you have more pressure and you deal with that. After drawing at home [against Celta Vigo], we wanted to refocus with a victory.”Valverde praised the impact of full-back Jordi Alba, who was once more a dangerous attacking outlet for Barca and linked superbly with Messi throughout.”Alba is one of our weapons,” he said. “Villarreal close down a lot and they stopped the advance of our full-backs. “In the second half, the runs of Jordi Alba were key. He has a really good understanding with Messi and these connections always appear. It’s insurance for the team.”Raba received a straight red card for a lunge on Sergio Busquets near the Barca penalty area, a decision that was argued against furiously by the Villarreal players, but Valverde understood why he was sent off.”I haven’t seen it on TV. I have a feeling that the one who protested the least was the player himself,” he said.”It’s a hard tackle and the referee saw it that way.”last_img read more

German scientists solve nonclassical 2norbornyl carbocation structure

first_imgProposed 2-norbornyl cation structures. (A) Nonclassical Cs structure of the 2-norbornyl cation, depicted in 3c-2e and “pi” complex formulations. (B) Brown’s rapidly equilibrating C1 classical norbornyl cation enantiomers. Credit: (c) Science 5 July 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6141 pp. 62-64 DOI: 10.1126/science.1238849 Chemists find smallest number of water molecules needed to form an ice crystal ( —A team of chemists working in Germany has finally, after decades of debate, solved the crystal structure of the nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the arduous process involved in the work they did that led to the eventual determination of the nonclassical crystal structure of the ion. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: German scientists solve nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation structure (2013, July 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Crystal Structure Determination of the Nonclassical 2-Norbornyl Cation, Science 5 July 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6141 pp. 62-64 DOI: 10.1126/science.1238849AbstractAfter decades of vituperative debate over the classical or nonclassical structure of the 2-norbornyl cation, the long-sought x-ray crystallographic proof of the bridged, nonclassical geometry of this prototype carbonium ion in the solvated [C7H11]+[Al2Br7]– • CH2Br2 salt has finally been realized. This achievement required exceptional treatment. Crystals obtained by reacting norbornyl bromide with aluminum tribromide in CH2Br2 undergo a reversible order-disorder phase transition at 86 kelvin due to internal 6,1,2-hydride shifts of the 2-norbornyl cation moiety. Cooling with careful annealing gave a suitably ordered phase. Data collection at 40 kelvin and refinement revealed similar molecular structures of three independent 2-norbornyl cations in the unit cell. All three structures agree very well with quantum chemical calculations at the MP2(FC)/def2-QZVPP level of theory.center_img Journal information: Science © 2013 Explore further A debate has gone on for 64 years regarding the classical or nonclassical nature of the 2-norbornyl carbocation. It was in 1949 that Saul Winstein suggested their existence to explain the reactivity of substituted norbornane compounds. Other chemists such as Herbert Brown, reacted negatively to the suggestion because it meant accepting that carbon could be bonded to more than four other atoms. Brown suggested instead that a rapid equilibrium could occur to explain what chemists had been observing, which would allow them to remain categorized as classical.Over the years, the debate has swung back and forth with various chemists arguing for one side or the other, with most eventually leaning towards the nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation structure—but now it appears, the chemists in this new effort have finally put the issue to rest. As it turned out, it appeared the vital condition that allowed for settlement of the argument came down to constructing an experiment that involved cooling the crystals with careful annealing at just the right temperature.The breakthrough came at a lab on the campus of the University of Freiburg. The team used soft bromoaluminate anions to stabilize carbocations in a solid state. That allowed for the preparation of regular 2-norbornyl cation salt crystals. Then, after much work revolving around how the crystals react to cold temperatures, the team arrived at a procedure that involved cooling a sample of the crystal to 40K, then allowing it to warm, then cooling it again—five or six times—doing so finally allowed the crystal structure to reveal itself without cracking in the process.With the true nonclassical structure of the crystals finally revealed, several chemists have taken the opportunity to pronounce that the results of the work in Germany did little really but prove what most in the field already knew.last_img read more