Yesterday's News 2-23-2018

I keep Worrying That I Published One Of These With 2017 In The Title

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

February 23, 2018

Intel Hides Its Mistakes From The Man - MacRumors has a story that Intel hid the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities from the US Government until they were widely reported to the public. This entire affair is going to hurt the company for a long time regarding public trust, though their dominant market position likely means they won't . . .

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Political Pragmatism

A Plea For Boring Government

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

February 22, 2018

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I think about what Hunter S Thompson would have had on tap for the vulgar impropriety of the Trump era. Never has it been more evident that the slick sheen that sticks over the corruption of Washington is a polite fiction. The thing is that Trump understands that he has all the people cynical enough to believe the only solution is a complete . . .

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Yesterday's News 2-22-2018

Shoutout To Any Python Scripts Reading This

MikeNM

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February 22, 2018

AI Self Competition Nets Better Fakes -Technology Review has an interesting description of a new machine learning tech. Two AIs are paired one is set with the task of creating fake images and intersperse them with real photos. The other AI is configured to spot the fakes and report how it found them. Then the first AI learns and makes better . . .

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Yesterday's News 2/21/2018

If you want to buy one of those $5k Kindle Books Use the Affiliate Link Please

MikeNM

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February 21, 2018

I'll Take The Ultimate Wash Option - I mean I’d prefer they just 3D print me a new body, but this will do.

Facebook Mines Its Users For Data About Inequality - Though I think that most of us have made peace with Facebook doing whatever they want, their insistence that they use their vast userbase as actual guinea pigs for . . .

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Yesterday's News 2/20/2018

I Really Hope No One Else Came Up With Linus' Law

MikeNM

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February 20, 2018

Brain Plasticity Study - A study looks at people who suffered a stroke as infants, and how their brains adapted to develop language normally, giving more data about the way brain plasticity works.

David Tennant On Good Omens - I am exceedingly excited about this show. Good Omens was the book that introduced me to Terry Pratchett. (I was . . .

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Yesterday's News 2/19/2018

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

February 19, 2018

Coinbase is Not a Bank - I'm not sure how the longterm viability of cryptocurrency is possible with companies like this. If there was ever something practically invites the Government to step in, this is probably it. I wouldn't be surprised if you see the EU start to get involved some time this year.

Go To The Effing Doctor - There . . .

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Yesterday's News 2-16-2018

MikeNM

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February 16, 2018

Instead of spending the day sharing this stuff out on Twitter and Facebook, I'm going to start sharing them here.

Implicit Bias and Policing - Jennifer Eberhardt is a social scientist bringing implicit bias research to policing. She has been embedded with the Oakland PD creating new policies based on her research. It's a fascinating . . .

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