P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 24, 2017

… scorned the name and shame argument, saying it only serves to alienate ordinary Muslims and make it harder for their leaders to work with the U.S. on counterterrorism and de-radicalization programs. We dont need to call them a particular name to know who to kill, one senior military official told The Daily Beast. The officials spoke anonymously in order to discuss the quiet campaign to change Trumps language. But McMasters point of view is at direct odds with those who helped Trump win the …

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

… in the separation of powers as well as Trumps unique status as one of the weakest chief executives in history. But the presidents dealings with the FBI director took center stage during their presentation. It was part of my view that the president of the United States, who is above the attorney general in the hierarchy, absolutely had to stay out of any criminal matter whatsoever, Eggleston said. He didnt think there wouldnt be any charges brought a statement that I think was regarded in …

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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

May 15, 2017

… NPR. About 11 percent of U.S. children between the ages of 4 and 17 or 6.4 million kids have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Their parents often search for help beyond the typical medication, which might make them more vulnerable to marketing efforts that falsely lump these toys in the category of evaluated, proven solutions that help students focus and learn. Another expert had a similarly skeptical view of fidget spinners. …

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I learned more from YouTube than my professors in college

May 14, 2017

… I’m suggesting that educators and YouTube together can be exponentially more effective than either alone. There are many professors that effectively use YouTube, put up their own videos or recommend videos to students. There has been a recent rise in experimenting with the “flipped classroom” model, a model where students view video lectures at home before class and use in-class time to go through problem sets or have discussions. Especially for introductory classes like Intro …

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Holtzman: We forget Watergate at our peril

May 12, 2017

… national interest How close was Comey to the truth? Callan: The first step to impeachment Zelizer: Trump’s nuclear option on Russia probe How Republicans in Congress can win on Comey Trump had to do it Comey should have been fired, just not now Is Roger Stone making good on a 40-year grudge? Psaki: GOP Congress, don’t ‘stand by your man’ Europe view: American democracy isn’t as strong First, Comey’s firing means we now need a special prosecutor/independent …

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The 5 Best Email Apps That Use Machine Learning, AI

May 7, 2017

… Like Astro, it splits your email into Primary and Other categories. From there, Zero offers three different inbox views: the traditional “List” view, “Triage” view (which organizes your emails as Tinder-style swipeable cards), and “Senders” view (which groupsemails by contact). Its AI, which pops up as needed to highlight keyemails, also lets you choose different ways to organize your inbox, such as by importance (as determined by your past email history). And …

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Crayola has revealed its new, thoroughly underwhelming crayon

May 6, 2017

… team said that it’s a true honor to see his work inspire such a “beloved instrument for creativity.” An artist’s point of view This discovered pigment is cool and all, but if Crayola used National Crayon Day (Mar. 31) to literally rid the world of a crayon, we were at least expecting the replacement crayon to be some magical, mind-blowing color that we had never seen before. Not just another shade of blue. Melanie Boulden, Senior Vice President, U.S. and Global Marketing …

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The future of the iPhone 8 may rest in Qualcomm’s hands

May 5, 2017

… with Qualcomm and exports phones to the U.S. It’s hard to imagine how any handset manufacturer would view this potential move favorably. Qualcomm will also get paid nothing. In effect, Qualcomm’s nuclear option could mortally wound Qualcomm. And when the dust clears, Apple would pick itself up, brush itself off, and eventually ship the iPhone 8 with Intel’s cellular technology. Someone else would end up owning Qualcomm’s patents, probably a patent troll, but Apple would …

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Parachute into North Korea with this extraordinary VR experience

May 5, 2017

… “It also helps humanising North Koreans to the rest of the world. Meeting each other creates a sense of common humanity.” The tech specs From a technical point of view, SceneThere created the VR experience with a simple but effective strategy. After filming in 10 different locations in Pyongyang, the team linked the videos together producing a 3D model based on their GPS coordinates. Once the map was done, 55 spheres, which represent the points where you could walk to and from, …

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Facebook Stories is a total failure

May 4, 2017

… use its app, the first thing it broadcasts when you tap in is that no one is using a marquee feature. Stories looks like this: If someone you know has updated theirs, their profile picture will light up, and you can tap on it to the view the precious content. By all accounts, you won’t have a lot to choose from. Facebook didn’t respond to a request for usage data obviously but our experience suggests Stories is a wasteland. At most, I’ve seen two friends with live stories …

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Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

… insider view makes people want to share it so much more,” Allen said. Many big chains like McDonald’s and Taco Bell understand that appeal, according to Allen. They sometimes dedicate employees or entire teams to monitoring and analyzing each individual social platform, he says. From there, menu items can sometimes take months or even years to develop. “[The products] are designed to not look like there’s that much thought and energy and effort that’s going into it …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… candidate who has met with Assad twice, frequently the removal of the regime to the end of any hope for Syrias religious minorities. That view echoes the dictators own rhetoric and ignores the fact that Assad is one of many Middle East authoritarians who created dynamics that make minority communities terrified of their countries majorities. Theres significant evidence that Assad is not secular, particularly in his regimes dependence on Syrian and foreign forces that say they are driven by …

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Congress Loves The Syria Strike. But Senators Can’t Say Why Trump Thinks It’s Legal.

April 8, 2017

… interest, or to defend the interest of the United States, or whether theres more, Cornyn told reporters after a briefing from Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ill let the international lawyers look at the details of how they view it, said Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). It can be argued on both sides, Tester told reporters. I think we need an [Authorization for the Use of Military Force] that actually addresses this issue. We dont have one right now. Tom Williams …

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Where Pepsi went wrong with its disastrous ad, according to ad execs

April 7, 2017

… And with market research showing that young people now like to shop with brands that have a point of view and actually make change, brands aren’t going to stop their performative “woke”-ness any time soon. “The key component is how you do it and if you miss, you miss hard.” The all-consuming political hysteria accompanying Donald Trump’s presidency has tempted brands to more frequently wade into topical discussions. That was particularly evident during this …

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Is the humble Lada now a classic car? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Lada owner who’d turn down a Ferrari The classic car speeds through the English countrywide, a lovingly-maintained example of motoring heritage. It rounds a left-hand bend, negotiates a tight right corner, and gracefully dips out of view, a petrol-fuelled gazelle. This is a collectible automobile that has seen its value soar in recent years. Proud owner Ed Hughes is a very happy man. Yet the 45-year-old’s set of …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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While Washington Investigates Russian Meddling, Moscow Is Expanding Its Global Influence

March 22, 2017

… on multiple fronts, especially in the Middle East. Russians remain confused and concerned about potential U.S. policy. Russians are confused by what they see as contradictory positions from the president himself and his top advisers on Russia-related issues. While President Trump has tweeted and commented publicly about his desire to improve relations with Moscow both before and after his inauguration, he has appointed top cabinet officials and advisers who do not appear to share that view. …

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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

March 22, 2017

… protestant church that is one of the city’s three great churches. Climb the tower for a great view of the city. Five minutes walk across the Limmat is one of the city’s other major churches, the Fraumunster, featuring stained glass windows by celebrated Russian artist Marc Chagall. Behind the Fraumunster runs the Bahnhofstrasse, a mile-long shopping street that is one of the world’s most exclusive (and expensive). If you have a few hours to spare before your flight, and feel …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

… off a crane docked on the tip of a dam? 160 meters: The Last Resort, Bhote Kosi River, Nepal Be brave, and bungee. It may be called the Last Resort but it surely won’t be the last time you want to jump from Nepal’s longest suspension bridge. A plunge towards this scary tropical gorge will also give you an incredible (and upside down) view of the Bhote Kosi River. 152 meters: Ponte Colossus (Veglio-Pistolesa Bridge), Biella, Italy People often like to try out a second jump at …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… Raleigh-based insurance agent who handles coverage for Jennifer and Keith Gibbs, has found that attitudes about the Affordable Care Act are roughly split with those getting the subsidies generally a lot happier than those who dont. He says he understands both points of view. In his experience, the new system really does make coverage available to many more people, and it really has pushed up premiums for people who had cheap coverage before. A high percentage of the population has no idea, I …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… stone by roughly the Autumn of 2018, six months before the conclusion of the two-year Article 50 “window” – or at least by the end of said window in Spring 2019. But the Westminster government contend that there will only be an informed view of the post-Brexit Union some time after the UK has actually left the EU, once trade deals have been hammered out and the new arrangements have had time to “bed in”. They don’t want to get into speculation about what year …

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WhatsApp reintroduces plain old Status updates to pair with its Snapchat clone

March 17, 2017

… persistent text-only update in their profile, so weve integrated this feature into the About section in profile settings. Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info. At the same time, were continuing to build on the new Status feature that gives people fun and engaging ways to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day. The rep also confirmed the feature will be …

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Will Smith bravely bungee jumps off Victoria Falls, and the view is incredible

March 12, 2017

Now this is a story all about how Will Smith got flipped, turned upside down. No, seriously. The award-winning actor recently checked a 20-year-old item off his bucket list by bungee jumping off of Victoria Falls in southern Africa. The falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, giving Smith quite the view on the way down. In the sufficiently terrifying video, Smith nervously penguin-waddles to the edge of a platform before jumping with arms open. Between the sounds of whipping …

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Facebook’s latest Snapchat clone, Barbie’s Sparkle Blast and Astro’s AI powered email: this week in apps

March 12, 2017

… Snapchat via Poke, Slingshot, Instagram and WhatsApp, the company would have nailed the format. Alas, Messenger Day has been received by users with much confusion. One interesting part of Messenger Day is that you have much better control over who can view your story. You can exclude people from being able to view your story, or you share it with a few specific people. Either way, the people who can view your Messenger Day have no way of knowing whether they’re the only people you’ve …

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