Boiled Bats Are Falling From The Sky In Heatwave-Stricken Australia

January 14, 2018

We know there are people – some in quite surprisingly high positions of power – out there who are refusing to recognize that, climatically, the world is not in a good place. However, 2018 is only two weeks old and it’s already verging on apocalyptic. We’ve had a cold-weather system resulting in absurdities such as Niagara Falls freezing over, frozen sharks washing up on beaches, and frozen iguanas falling out of trees in Florida. Now, on the other end of the …

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is “Seriously Considering” Running For President In 2020

January 10, 2018

When Donald Trump became the President of the United States in January of this year, many people questioned his eligibility. As a controversial businessman, they questioned exactly what qualifications the 71-year-old had to command the Oval Office. People were so perplexed by his presidency that they began to recommend their favorite celebrities for the job. From Kanye West to Ben Affleck, there was a murmur that in 2020 the White House could see another famous face walking through the door. …

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The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

January 8, 2018

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in granting anonymity to anyone online. Today, Tor has millions of users. The original project has been endlessly hacked on, broken, and fixed again. While imperfect, it remains the closest thing to a cloak of anonymity for internet users with a high sensitivity to surveillance, without needing serious technical chops. And it’s stronger and more …

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Bitcoin Futures Start With a Bang as Rally Trips Circuit Breaker

January 5, 2018

Bitcoin landed on Wall Street with a bang. Less than three hours after the debut of Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s bitcoin futures, the contracts climbed as much as 14 percent and triggered a two-minute trading halt designed to cool volatility. Dealers said initial volumes exceeded expectations, while traffic on Cboe’s website was so strong that it caused delays and outages. The exchange said all its trading systems were normal. “It was pretty easy to trade,” Joe Van …

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Apple Executive Reveals More of Its Self-Driving Technology

December 29, 2017

A theme emerged when Apple’s director of artificial intelligence research outlined results from several of the company’s recent AI projects on the sidelines of a major conference Friday. Each involved giving software capabilities needed for self-driving cars. Ruslan Salakhutdinov addressed roughly 200 AI experts who had signed up for a free lunch and peek at how Apple uses machine learning, a technique for analyzing large stockpiles of data. He discussed projects using data from …

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Whats Its Like To Be An INFJ, In Other Words, A Living Paradox

December 28, 2017

Mohammed Metri If you’re at all into learning more about personality types, you’ve probably run across descriptions of the INFJ before. INFJs are touted as the rarest personality type of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, but what does it actually mean to be an INFJ? INFJs are often labeled as “The Protector,” “The Empath,” “The Advocate” and “The Counselor.” This type stands for “Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), …

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This is What Life Is Like When Both Of Your Parents Have Addictions

December 25, 2017

Alexey Marchenko I write this as someone who has two addict parents who refuse to get help for themselves. I do not have parents who are getting help for their addiction, and are doing the best they can despite everything. I write this as someone who has a mom who is no longer in my life because she chose drugs over her daughters. She cut off communication and all involvement. I write this as someone whose father makes himself a mere ghost in my life, who isn’t supportive or …

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New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites

December 24, 2017

In real life, William Edward Atchisonpeople called him Billlived in a little yellow house with his parents, about a mile away from the Giant gas station where he worked and from Aztec High School, where he shot and killed two students and then himself last Thursday. At the murder scene, police found a thumb drive with a note that read, If things go according to plan, today would be when I die. I go somewhere and gear up, then hold a class hostage and go apeshit, then blow my brains out. He …

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Zombie Teen Who Wanted To Look Like Angelina Jolie Reveals That She Is A FRAUD

December 23, 2017

The terrifying face of Sahar Tabar has recently taken over the internet. The Iranian teenager supposedly had 50 cosmetic procedures in an attempt to look like her idol Angelina Jolie, and, for the past week, she’s been more talked about than Jolie herself. The 19-year-old ignited a furious global debate online after images of her shocking ‘cosmetically enhanced’ face surfaced into the mainstream consciousness. Was it real? Was she faking it? And who was the surgeon …

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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Wedding WILL Be Televised!!

December 13, 2017

It’s going to be a royal TV wedding! Just as fans might have hoped, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s nuptials will be televised! Video: Watch BTS Footage of Harry & Meghan Joking Around! A spokesperson confirmed the news, saying the couple are excited to share their big moment with the world: “The couple of course want the day to be a special, celebratory moment for their friends and family. They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to …

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Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

December 13, 2017

Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of your genome—requires a much more laborious process. One that, even with the aid of sophisticated statistics, scientists still struggle over. It’s exactly the kind of problem that makes sense to outsource to artificial intelligence. On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses deep learning—the machine …

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Silicon Valley Is Sneaking Models Into This Years Holiday Parties

December 13, 2017

Along with a seemingly endless string of harassment and discrimination scandals, Silicon Valley’s homogeneity has a more trivial side effect: boring holiday parties. A fete meant to retain all your talented engineers is almost certain to wind up with a rather same-y crowd, made up mostly of guys. At this year’s holiday parties, however, there’ll be a surprising influx of attractive women, and a few pretty men, mingling with the engineers. They’re being paid to. Local …

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