Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Nuts And Dolts Of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley's power brokers want you to think they're different. But they're just average robber barons.
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SAVE ME FROM YOUR LEADERS
OH THEY'RE UNICORNS ALL RIGHT
Valley Of The Dolts
theoutline.com
Silicon Valley's power brokers want you to think they're different. But they're just average robber barons.
BACK TO BASICS, ROBOT
WATCH: Uh, Is This A Self-Driving Uber Running A Red Light On Its First Day Of Testing?
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Uber started testing automated cars today in San Francisco, and this video appears to show one blowing through a red. As Buzzfeed notes, humans are behind the wheel (just in case), so this might be human error. Still, not an auspicious start!
WELCOME TO THE MACHINE
The Great AI Awakening
nytimes.com
How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.
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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
BRIDGE TO CAHOKIA
Finding North America's Lost Medieval City
arstechnica.com
"Cahokia was bigger than Paris — then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why."
IXNAY ON THE X MARK
A Treasure Hunter Found 3 Tons Of Sunken Gold — And Can't Leave Jail Until He Says Where It Is
washingtonpost.com
Accused of cheating his investors out of the fortune, treasure hunter Tommy Thompson led federal agents on a great manhunt — pursued from a Florida mansion to a mid-rent hotel room booked under a fake name. Now he lives in an Ohio jail cell, held there until he gives up the location of the gold.
THE MALICE OF DENIAL
'Truthers' Insist My Photos Of Sandy Hook Were Faked. They Can Go To Hell.
narrative.ly
Covering the school shooting was the most important work I've done as a journalist. My photos are the furthest thing from fake news.
(PROBABLY NOT)
Can You Solve The Incompatible Food Triad?
atlasobscura.com
That conundrum goes like this: Can you think of three foods where any two of those foods taste good together, but all three combined taste disgusting? Like so many long-lasting mathematical mysteries, this one is more difficult than it sounds. Thus far, it has stymied at least four generations of academics.
FROM THE DIGG STORE
The 10 Best Gadgets From 2016
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We've rounded up our favorite high-tech gear of the year — most of which will arrive before December 25.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
N-O-T-H-I-N-G
Nothing Compares To This Japanese Rock Paper Scissors Competition
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Every fall, Japanese pop group AKB48 holds a competition to determine who will be the center of publicity for its Winter single. The whole thing is taken very, very seriously.
IN THE NEWS
US Officials: Putin Personally Involved In Election Hack
Yahoo Says 1 Billion Accounts Were Breached In *Another* Hack
Why The Fed Increased Interest Rates For The Second Time In A Decade Yesterday
'I'm Here to Help,' Trump Tells Tech Executives At Meeting
Recreational Marijuana Law Takes Effect In Massachusetts
That's all for today. Stay warm!

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