Boeing’s key suppliers in Japan want an upgrade | The Seattle Times

Three Japanese manufacturing giants here build large, critical parts for every widebody jet delivered by Boeing. As Boeing contemplates its next new airplane, these Japanese “Heavies” hope to win an even greater role.Kawasaki Heavy Industries today makes huge 787 carbon-fiber composite fuselage barrels and large metal panels for most of the 777 fuselage. Akihiro Shiraishi, director of production for Kawasaki’s aerospace division, wants to go beyond being a top-tier Boeing supplier.

Source: Boeing’s key suppliers in Japan want an upgrade | The Seattle Times

My Stepdad’s Huge Dataset

a major new force reshaping the (porn) industry: data.

Ever since Pornhub Insights launched, a large number of articles in the mainstream press about sexual proclivities in the US and around the world have drawn their sourcing from it, or from press releases sent to journalists by Pornhub. This is the other side of data-driven porn. Not only is it changing how the industry makes porn—it’s also increasingly changing the popular narrative about sexuality, by supplying the fodder for sensational stories about people’s “true” kinks.

The resulting dynamic benefits both Pornhub and the media. Pornhub strategically releases “reports” they know will make good clickbait, based on proprietary data that is not independently verifiable. The clickbait, amplified by Twitter and other social media (because sex always sells), then drives traffic both to the news sites that produce it and back to Pornhub itself. In the era of the attention economy, media and porn are in the same business, and have forged a symbiotic relationship to their mutual benefit.

Source: My Stepdad’s Huge Dataset

Kitura-Session 3.3: Sharing Codable objects between a user’s requests

In Kitura-Session 3.3, by defining the type we expect from the session, we get our Codable model straight out of the session:

router.get("/session") { request, response, next in
    let books: [Book] = request.session?["books"] ?? []
    response.send(books)
    next()
}

Even with a simple model, this has vastly reduced the amount of code required, added compile time safety and made our code easier to read!

Source: Kitura-Session 3.3: Sharing Codable objects between a user’s requests

iPhones can now automate tasks using NFC with Launch Center Pro – The Verge

iPhone users are finally getting a convenient and powerful feature that’s long been available on Android phones: the ability to tap an NFC tag and have their phone automatically perform certain actions, like opening an app or playing music. Support for NFC tags arrived with the latest iPhones, and Launch Center Pro is the first major app to take advantage of it, allowing users to activate basically whatever action they can think of — with a few catches.

Source: iPhones can now automate tasks using NFC with Launch Center Pro – The Verge