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Wednesday April 17, 2019. 12:51 AM
Second chances are hard to come by in America, but not for these high-profile male technology executives who were accused of sexual misconduct and are now getting second chances. Davey Alba and Ryan Mac of Buzzfeed News report that since mid-2017, when #meToo stormed...
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Tuesday April 16, 2019. 09:53 PM
If you're an entrepreneur, you're not just hungry for success. You're hungry for knowledge, the insights that can lead to bigger and better ideas and ways to implement them. That knowledge is out there in the bestselling biz books that have changed the game over the years....
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Countless research studies have proven what is incredibly obvious to anyone who has a favorite song: Music can have a profound effect on our mood. So why not put that science to work for more than just de-stressing your commute? That's the idea behind the Humm.ly Music...
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Neal Shusterman's Scythe explores a post-mortal dystopia where everything is perfect except humanity. Our nascent 'Cloud' has developed into 'the Thunderhead' and all of humanities problems are solved! The Thunderhead is an AI that has only our best intentions at heart!...
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Today, Alberta is having one of its bitterest, hardest-fought elections, with far-right/xenophobic elements on the upswing through the United Conservative Party, led by Jason Kenney, who has been awfully cavalier about the white nationalists in his party. On the literal...
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The US Board on Geographic Names has officially renamed Runaway Negro Creek on Savannah, Georgia's Skidaway Island. It's now called Freedom Creek. Last year, State Sen. Lester Jackson sponsored the resolution to get rid of the offensive name. According to WJCL, the creek was ...
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Baking great tasting, and looking sourdough bread with freshly milled wheat is only complicated if you are used to market-bought wheat. Like we all are. These two loaves are pretty identical, the only difference in their composition was perhaps 1 tablespoon of extra water...
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Every month, Tor Books' free Ebook Club gives away a different novel to people who have signed up; this month, the selection is my most recent novel, Walkaway! Sign up between now and the 20th to get your free copy (this only works in Canada and the US; different publishers...
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In September, Bigfoot enthusiasts in upstate New York head to Whitehall for the annual Sasquatch Calling Festival, including a contest to mimic the creature's telltale vocalizations --- from howls and yelps to growls and moans. ESPN visited the tournament. Unfortunately, the ...
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Pete Warden (previously) is one of my favorite commentators on machine learning and computer science; yesterday he gave a keynote at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, on the ways that hardware specialization could improve machine learning: his main point is...
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Back in 2017, the Norwegian Consumer Council published a damning report on the privacy leaks from kids' 'smart watches,' a parade of horrors that included allowing unauthorized third parties to trace your kid's location, and also to covertly eavesdrop through the watches'...
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Well, sort of. Paleontologists have identified a 430 million-year-old fossil of a multi-tentacled sea creature as a new species and dubbed it Sollasina cthulhu after HP Lovecraft's Great Old One. From Yale University: The new cthulhu, Sollasina, had 45 tentacle-like tube...
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One of my shoulders stopped working very well about three years ago. Hanging from a pull-up and chin-up bar helps me a lot. I was waking up in the middle of the night unable to move my right arm. Then my arm started to ache all day and I was already suffering a greatly...
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Following up on Xeni's post from earlier today: For their 12,000-word, beautifully reported story on how Facebook's top executives coped with 15 months of mounting crises, Wired's Nicholas Thompson and Fred Vogelstein spoke with 65 current and former insider sources,...
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Archaeologists uncovered the skeleton of this neolithic dog more than a century ago in a 5,000 year old tomb on on the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. Now, forensic scientists and artists have reconstructed the animal's face. According to Historic Environment Scotland...
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You're gonna want to unmute this. Vegan-friendly. The last cherry tomato in your salad! SOURCE: The last cherry tomato in your salad! [imgur.com]
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Some 4,000 pages of internal Facebook documents from 2011 to 2015 leaked to reporters at NBC News illuminate the company's shady approach to sharing and selling your personal user data, and how Facebook gives greater access to companies it considers friendly and aligned with ...
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Helvetica Now is Monototype's new typeface created for today's screens. From Monotype's press release, here are two testimonials from experts whose opinions mean something: “Helvetica Now is the tummy-tuck, facelift and lip filler we’ve been wanting, but were too...
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'Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook.' Welp. That didn't work. The May issue cover story of WIRED Magazine is a 12,000-word rip-snorting takedown of Facebook. Never would have predicted...
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