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Cyber-bullying: Prince's 'stop, speak, support' code of conduct

Facebook and Snapchat are set to bring in ways to directly help young people bullied online, following an intervention by Prince William. The move is part of a code of conduct drawn up by a taskforce of technology companies, children’s charities and parents headed by the prince. It aims to encourage young people to stop negative behaviour, tell a responsible adult and support victims. Other firms, including Google and EE, have also taken part in the project. The Duke of Cambridge became interested in helping to tackle the issue shortly…

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Code bug freezes $150m of Ethereum crypto-cash

More than $ 150m (£115m) of a crypto-currency called Ethereum may have been permanently frozen after a code bug was accidentally triggered. The bug was in code written by Parity Technologies to create digital wallets that hold virtual cash. It let someone hunting for bugs become the joint owner of hundreds of wallets. However, when the unidentified person tried to reverse their mistake they stopped the original owners of the wallets getting access too. Find and fix In a statement, Parity Technologies said all wallets created after 20 July this…

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Dress code clones as six women wear same wedding outfit

They might be wearing similar outfits but these six women are not bridesmaids. The funny fashion faux pas captured at a Sydney wedding on the weekend has gone viral, entertaining people on social media around the world. Six of the best: Debbie Speranza, to the left of bride Julia Mammone, and the others wearing the same dress share a laugh. Photo: Facebook No doubt women could relate to the fear of turning up to a social occasion in the same dress as another guest. Guests at Julia and Dominic Mammone’s wedding…

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The Australian scientists cracking the genetic code of clinical depression

Sydney: Two-thirds of Australians with clinical depression have used multiple antidepressants to manage their condition, the nation’s largest study on depression has found. More than 10,000 adults living with the mental illness have so far enrolled in the Australian Genetics of Depression Study and researchers have released some of the preliminary data. Preliminary data from the Australian Genetics of Depression Study shows that two-thirds of Australians with clinical depression have used more than one antidepressant to try and manage the condition.  Lead investigator Professor Nick Martin at the QIMR Berghofer…

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Leading golf body under fire for tightening dress code for female players

Australian golfer Minjee Lee during the second round of the LPGA Volvik Championship golf tournament at the Travis Pointe Country Club on Friday, May 27, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo: AP A leading golf association triggered criticism after tightening rules over what female golf players are allowed to wear on the fairway, banning leggings, short skirts and “plunging necklines.” Women who break the new rules risk being fined $ US1,000 ($ 1,260) – with penalties doubling each time the dress code is broken, US magazine Golf Digest reported. “Length of…

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On the Runway: From the L.P.G.A. to Congress, Dress Code as a Cause Célèbre

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY And so we come to yet another chapter in the continuing opus of dress code in the late twenty-teens. The latest plot twist is twofold. On the one hand, the L.P.G.A. has issued much more stringent guidelines that prohibit golfers from wearing shirts with “plunging necklines,” too-short skirts or skorts, or racerback tops without collars, according to a report in Golf Digest. On the other, the House of Representatives has come under fire because, said CBS News, female reporters were being turned away from the…

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Nobody Knows What Happened to the Source Code for Icewind Dale 2

Over the past few years, the Canadian developer and publisher Beamdog and its subsidiary, Overhaul Games, have earned a reputation for well-received updates to beloved titles previously released by Bioware and Black Isle Studios. After a successful overhaul of MDK 2, Overhaul Games and Beamdog have released Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, along with an all-new expansion for Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. The Enhanced Editions and new content have been generally well-received. Some have reviewed a touch more strongly…

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