Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Shogun Of Swat

Shohei Otani is the best pitcher in Japanese baseball. He's also the best hitter. And as soon as next summer he could become MLB's most dominant two-way player in a century.
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LIFE, HACKED
GET YOU A MAN WHO CAN DO BOTH
Meet Shohei Otani, The Next Babe Ruth
sportsnet.ca
Shohei Otani is the best pitcher in Japanese baseball. He's also the best hitter. And as soon as next summer he could become MLB's most dominant two-way player in a century.
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Russians Engineer A Brilliant Slot Machine Cheat — And Casinos Have No Fix
wired.com
Digging through slot machine source code helped a St. Petersburg-based syndicate make off with millions.
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Could 'Kangaroo Care' Change The Way We Treat Premature Babies?
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A shortage of incubators and a hunch about marsupials inspired a Colombian doctor to try something radical to save premature babies' lives: constant skin-to-skin contact with parents
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ENCYCLOPEDIC OWNAGE
The Wikipedia Troll Hunter
backchannel.com
A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she's fighting back — on Wikipedia itself.
THROW AWAY YOUR VIZIO RIGHT NOW
What Vizio Was Doing Behind Your TV Screen
ftc.gov
Starting in 2014, Vizio made TVs that automatically tracked what consumers were watching and transmitted that data back to its servers. Vizio even retrofitted older models by installing its tracking software remotely.
THE FAULT IN OUR STAR WARS
The Real Threat Is Machine Incompetence, Not Intelligence
motherboard.vice.com
Forget super-AI. Crappy AI is more likely to be our downfall, argues researcher.
EAT YOUR HEART OUT
BEAN TO PROFIT
The Rise Of Craft Chocolate
bloomberg.com
Craft chocolate, like beer and coffee before it, is ready to go mainstream. But that doesn't mean it's ready to sell out.
GOOD LUCK GETTING A RESERVATION
Anthony Bourdain's Moveable Feast
newyorker.com
"I travel around the world, eat a lot of shit, and basically do whatever the fuck I want." The formula has proved improbably successful.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE
Playing 'Portal' On The HoloLens Looks So, So Cool
digg.com
Augmented reality is often forgotten in favor of virtual reality, but if developers can put out more stuff like this "Portal" port (and Microsoft can make the HoloLens... not ridiculously expensive), that will probably change. Because this looks absurdly fun.
IN THE NEWS
Assessing The Legality Of Trump's Immigration Ban Ahead Of Today's Hearing
Senate Set To Vote On Betsy DeVos, With Potential Mike Pence Tie-Breaker
Israel Passes Bill Retroactively Legalizing Jewish Settlements
Google And H&M Will Make You A Dress Customized With Your Personal Data
Syria's Secret Mass Executions
Unfortunately, there's no portal that takes us straight to Friday afternoon.

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