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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Gamed-learning app Smartup raises $5.5M from Notion Capital, Hong Leong | TechCrunch

Gamed-learning app Smartup raises $5.5M from Notion Capital, Hong Leong | TechCrunch



“Dropbox Paper is also a potential future competitor, and if they added an education platform around that product they would definitely compete. I would expect them to be thinking about it” says Meehan.

Kathy Zhu on Twitter: "#MarchOnBerkeley 03/04/17 Please retweet to get the word out! https://t.co/4q1Xvi5bMj"

Kathy Zhu on Twitter: "#MarchOnBerkeley 03/04/17 Please retweet to get the word out! https://t.co/4q1Xvi5bMj"

Stephen Miller on Twitter: "When is the march ladies? https://t.co/Jzjq73Azmq"

Stephen Miller on Twitter: "When is the march ladies? https://t.co/Jzjq73Azmq"

Jack Posobiec on Twitter: "Well done Britney https://t.co/1JIUSzfxQn"

Jack Posobiec on Twitter: "Well done Britney https://t.co/1JIUSzfxQn"

The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’ | WIRED

The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’ | WIREDTHE KANGBASHI DISTRICT of Ordos, China is a marvel of urban planning, 137-square miles of shining towers, futuristic architecture and pristine parks carved out of the grassland of Inner Mongolia. It is a thoroughly modern city, but for one thing: No one lives there.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chapter 3 | Season 1 Ep. 3 Trailer | Legion

Leah the Boss on Twitter: "Journalism is dead. #journalismmatters https://t.co/jt4sTZQH7U"

Leah the Boss on Twitter: "Journalism is dead. #journalismmatters https://t.co/jt4sTZQH7U"

Cyber Skills Shortage May Require Employers to Change Course: Report | SecurityWeek.Com

Cyber Skills Shortage May Require Employers to Change Course: Report | SecurityWeek.Com



The cyber security skills gap is known and documented, and empirically understood by all enterprise security leaders. It was recently quantified by job site Indeed.com, which measured the difference between available positions and market interest in them. A new report from ISACA titled Current Trends in Workforce Development (PDF) now seeks to understand the shortcomings in the available applicants, and what can be done by enterprises to minimize the effect of skills shortage.


Elon Musk: A Human Being Is ‘Already A Cyborg,’ Sees Future ‘Digital Extension’

Elon Musk: A Human Being Is ‘Already A Cyborg,’ Sees Future ‘Digital Extension’



Tech billionaire Elon Musk believes that humanity is quickly moving toward a man-machine hybridization, where humans are becoming cyborgs as they grow ever more dependent on technology to go about their daily lives. And as technology pushes most vocations toward greater mechanization, he sees a future where biological intelligence and digital intelligence begin to merge. In fact, Musk believes humans are already part cyborgs.

TheWrap on Twitter: "Watch 'Generation Iron 2' Trailer Pump Up With New Bodybuilders @kaigreene @CalumvonMoger https://t.co/1i8p6MWLZU https://t.co/PMwr09vyjb"

TheWrap on Twitter: "Watch 'Generation Iron 2' Trailer Pump Up With New Bodybuilders @kaigreene @CalumvonMoger https://t.co/1i8p6MWLZU https://t.co/PMwr09vyjb"

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Meet the Millennials

Meet the Millennials

Surpassing Baby Boomers as the largest living generation, Millennials will be critical for filling the employment gap. To secure the best talent, it's important to understand who Millennials are and what motivates them.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Windows PowerShell Tip: Reading is Fundamental

Windows PowerShell Tip: Reading is Fundamental



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The Real Reason General Flynn Was Forced to Resign » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

The Real Reason General Flynn Was Forced to Resign » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!



This fifth column is comprised of politically partisan ‘black hats’ within the CIA and the NSA who are still incensed that Hillary Clinton lost.


Zebrafish Are Hopelessly Obsessed with Robotic Clones of Themselves | Motherboard

Zebrafish Are Hopelessly Obsessed with Robotic Clones of Themselves | Motherboard


Zebrafish would rather hang out with other zebrafish than with anything else, even if that means looking at robotic replicas of themselves.
A team of researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, funded by the National Science Foundation, printed 3D robotic models of zebrafish to study how real zebrafish would react to the robots in comparison to other living organisms. The models not only looked like actual zebrafish, but were designed to move like them, too.
"Our work is to help understand what the social determinants are at the basis of the behavior of zebrafish," lead researcher Maurizio Porfiri, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, told Motherboard. His team discovered that zebrafish react strongly to things that look and move like they do. The experiment also suggested that robotic zebrafish were ideal for studying zebrafish behavior, he added.

When you work with actual zebrafish, it's difficult to isolate a specific variable and quantify how that variable influences the animal. For example, if researchers wanted to understand how one zebrafish (the "experimental" fish) would react to the size of another zebrafish (the "stimulus" fish), they would also need to adjust for other variables that come along with increased size, such as personality, age, fitness, and so on. With robots, however, researchers can manipulate a single factor and control for the rest, said Porfiri.
"Utilizing robotics [offers] a consistent and repeatable stimulus, and reduces the number of animals used to test a hypothesis, an ethical advantage," he said. Meanwhile, the experiment proved which factors are important in getting zebrafish to effectively respond to robotic replicas of themselves: movement and appearance.
To test the robotic replicas, the team of researchers—two researchers with master's degrees, a Ph.D. student, an undergrad, and Porfiri—put live zebrafish in the middle of a tank divided into three sections, each separated by a transparent wall. The robotic fish were placed in the two outer sections of the tank. The researchers observed how the the live zebrafish swam from non-moving replicas to transparent replicas that moved, then to 3D replicas that moved in all directions programmed to swim like real fish, to 2D replicas that moved unnaturally in limited directions, and finally, to a stationary rod.
The researchers found that the live animals tried to imitate the motions of the 3D replicas. Meanwhile, they placed transparent barriers between the sections so the real zebrafish wouldn't try to interact directly with the robots.
The experiment illustrated that 3D replicas are a customizable, controllable and consistent tool to do many experiments with zebrafish, said Porfiri. And zebrafishthemselves are an important tool and replacement for more complex animals like mice, for researchers to study human disorders like addiction, anxiety, schizophrenia, and autism.
"Zebrafish have a lot of genetic similarities with humans, primarily in the context of diseases," said Porfiri. And now researchers might be able to study them more easily.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tarot card games - Wikipedia

Tarot card games - Wikipedia



They are characterized by the rule that a player who cannot follow to a trick with a card of the suit led must play a trump to the trick if possible.




Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Vanilla Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com

Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Vanilla Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com

One of the things I love about winter squash is that you can buy one and then take your time to figure out what to do with it. They last for months as long as you keep them cool and dry.

Here’s an easy side dish, perfect for Thanksgiving or any cool weather meal, using butternut squash. The vanilla makes you think you are about to eat something sweet, and in a way you are, as the squash has a natural sweetness, but this really is a savory dish.

The combination of walnuts, thyme, ginger, vanilla, and squash may seem weird, but oddly it works.


In Setback For Government, Swiss Voters Reject Plan To End Low Taxes For Multinational Corporations | Zero Hedge

In Setback For Government, Swiss Voters Reject Plan To End Low Taxes For Multinational Corporations | Zero Hedge`

Furthermore, the changes also come at a time U.S. President Donald Trump is considering slashing corporate taxes - even if the plan is still missing much if any clarity - and Britain has hinted it could cut its rates when it leaves the EU. As such, a corporate tax hike could come at a time of global tax upheaval, which would make it even more attractive for domestic companies to "invert" themselves out of Switzerland and to more welcoming venues.



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