Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
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Later he tweeted that there had been "serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California." 2. Concentration camp routine: The wife of the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin has caused a stir in Russia by performing an ice skating routine while dressed as a Nazi concentration camp prisoner. Tatiana Navka, a former Olympic ice dancer, and her partner both wore striped uniforms with a yellow six pointed star on the chest. The routine, they said, was based on the movie is Beautiful, about a man in a concentration camp who pretends for the sake of his son that their internment is a game. 3. Castro funeral: The island nation of Cuba will prepare for the funeral of Fidel Castro this week. Castro, who led the revolution to overthrow the Cuban government in 1959, ruled the country for nearly 50 years before turning over power to his brother, Raul in 2008. Castro funeral will be held Sunday. 4. 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On what is traditionally the busiest online shopping day of the year, retailers are looking to expand their holiday profits with discounts on everything from Apple products to laptops to gaming devices. According to Adobe Digital Insights, retailers hope consumers will add to the $3.34 billion spent shopping online on Black Friday. Here are a few things you may not have known about iPhones. The Trump Administration on Wednesday was urged to do more to deal with Russian internet farms, which experts ebay india nike shoes say are continuing to stir political trouble in the United States on social media, as a Republican Senator said those internet attacks quickly latched on to the recent debate over players in the National Football League kneeling during the National Anthem. watched even this weekend, the Russians, the troll farms, and their internet folks, start hashtagging out, a knee, and also hashtagging out NFL, said Sen. James Lankford (R OK). were taking both sides of the argument this past weekend, and pushing them out from their troll farms as much as they could to try to just raise the noise level in America, Lankford added, accusing Russia of doing all it can push divisiveness in our country. Lankford has been keeping an eye on Russian activities in the 2016 elections as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russian efforts to exploit Facebook and Twitter during last year campaign for President. Jordan. A group that monitors the activity of Russian trolls and social media bots has found similar evidence, as in recent days, the NFL was the leading topic tweeted out by what the Alliance for Securing Democracy labels influence networks on Twitter. Lankford office highlighted a tweet from an account that is labeled which was sending out messages of support for players taking a knee during the National Anthem, saying it a large probability of being part of a Russian trolling effort. Others on Twitter weren so sure that there was such a direct Russia link, saying it was easy to change the on Twitter to spoof people into thinking the tweet came from Russia. Lankford spokesman though indicated that the Senator has been able to see intelligence that part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. That account had been suspended as of Wednesday afternoon by Twitter. Both the House and Senate Intelligence Committee are expected to hold open hearings this fall about how Russia used Twitter, Facebook and Google to sow political discord in the United States during the 2016 campaign. House committee now asking for details about private charter jet travel at taxpayer expense by HHS Secretary Tom Price and other top administration officials, President Donald Trump on Wednesday left open the possibility that he might fire the former Georgia Congressman, bluntly telling reporters he is happy with news reports about Price flights. will tell you personally, I not happy about it, the President told reporters as he left the White House on Wednesday afternoon for a speech on tax reform. am not happy with him, Mr. Trump said of Price, who left Congress earlier this year to join the Trump Administration. Asked by reporters if he might fire Price, the President left his HHS chief hanging. see, Mr. Trump said. Says he's not happy with his HHS Secretary. Committee is examining the extent to which non career officials at federal departments and agencies either use government owned aircraft for personal travel or private non commercial aircraft for official travel, read a bipartisan letter sent to the White House Chief of Staff. Signed by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R SC) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D MD), the letter is the clearest signal yet that Congress is raising red flags about private charter travel, detailed in recent stories about HHS Secretary Tom Price, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Gowdy and Cummings the top two members of the House Oversight Committee asked for documents and information on such flights by October 10. travel department continues to check every possible source for travel needs including commercial, but commercial travel is not always feasible, the statement read. But those answers did not mollify the President, who was reported by some news organizations to be very unhappy with Price and then showed it. not happy about it, the President said when asked about Price, though Mr. Trump has made his anger known about other top officials in his administration like Attorney General Jeff Sessions but not forced them out of a job. Chick fil A announced in August that it is removing its chicken salad sandwich from the menu. It will disappear forever Sept. 30. >> Read more trending news decision to remove chicken salad from the menu was a difficult one, Chick fil A spokesperson Leigh Jackson told Southern Living. know that many of our customers loved our Chicken Salad, but we have also heard from guests that they are looking for new tastes and fresh flavors on the menu in our restaurants. All is not lost for chicken salad fans. Chick fil A is offering the recipe for its ve