Sharing Outlook calendar with Nextcloud
I use a personal server running Nextcloud, a cloud solution to access, share and protect files, calendars, contacts, communication and more at home and in enterprise environments. There, I keep my personal calendar, which is synced to a variety of mobile devices. However, at work I am forced to use Microsoft Outlook with Exchange for my calendar and contact. To have access to my work calendar on my personal device would force me to enrol my personal device in a corporate environment. However, that would entail certain policies and restrictions I’m not comfortable with on my personal device. Fortunately, I found a way of sharing Outlook calendar with Nextcloud.
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Why do atheists lie to themselves?
I made the tweet below as a kind of joke. I liked the contrast between the words “fallen” and “risen”. In reply I got a tweet from the account of “Inspired Walk“, a Christian apologetics site which contained a link to a video entitled “Why do atheists lie to themselves?”. I have commented on their stuff before and found it to be thoroughly unconvincing.
So let’s have a look at “Why do atheists lie to themselves?” and then see if there’s anything to it, shall we?
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I recently took a one month trial subscription to Amazon Prime to see what it is like and to decide if I should become a member. And, admittedly, I wanted to see “The Grand Tour” because I enjoy the antics of Clarkson, Hammond and May. Admittedly, The Grand Tour was no problem to watch and greatly entertaining. However, problems began when I wanted to watch a film…
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Book review: Atheism for Muslims
Several weeks ago, Adam Wadi, the author of “Atheism for Muslims: A guide to questioning Islam, religion and God for a better future” contacted me through my blog. He wanted to alert me that his book was available for free for a limited time because he felt I might be interested in it, considering other reviews I wrote about atheism related books. We had a pleasant exchange over email and I promised him to leave a review. It took me a while to finish the book (due to personal circumstances) but here is my book review: Atheism for Muslims.
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I’ve been using smart phones for a long time, in particular the top range Samsung Galaxy line of phones. As most of you will probably know, these phones are Android based and come pre-loaded with lots of software from Google. You pretty much need a Google account to use them. Google software is generally pretty good and on top of that it’s free to use. I understand the lure of Google like no other. There’s just this nagging feeling that I can’t seem to shake.
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A team of researchers has developed artificial synapses that are capable of learning autonomously and can improve how fast artificial neural networks learn.
Source: We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously
What if an A.I. could learn as fast as we can, or even faster? Soon we may be able to answer that question because researchers at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Bordeaux and Evry have developed an artificial synapse that does for a neural network what our synapses do for our brain.
Not only should neural networks be able to learn as fast as we can, they should also be able to learn autonomously which is a great step forward in the development of true A.I.