Google’s new driverless car has no brakes or steering wheel

The car of the future is an adorable golf cart with a silly hat and no steering wheel.

Source: Washington Post

"Imagine a world where the next kids getting started with their big idea are stuck having to think about negotiating or establishing relationships with these big gatekeepers – before they’re even able to think about doing anything ambitious on the Internet. That’s a really, really scary notion and one that we need to work very hard, and will be working very hard, to make sure does not happen."

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David Karp on net neutrality at Wired BizCon 

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reuters:

Smokers trying to quit are 60 percent more likely to report success if they switch to e-cigarettes than if they use nicotine products like patches or gum, or just willpower, scientists say. Read more: http://reut.rs/1qSsmfy

reuters:

Smokers trying to quit are 60 percent more likely to report success if they switch to e-cigarettes than if they use nicotine products like patches or gum, or just willpower, scientists say. Read more: http://reut.rs/1qSsmfy

Source: reuters

Coursera for Your Career: 6 Courses to Boost Business & Management Skills

coursera:

In the past two years, we’ve heard thousands of your stories on how Coursera’s courses have helped you advance your career. Many of you have been promoted, nailed interviews, or simply state feeling more confident in your current role because of the skills gained from our partners’ courses. To…

Source: coursera

kvetchlandia:

René Burri     Cobblestone Street, Prague     1956

"Prague never lets you go… this dear little mother has sharp claws." Franz Kafka

kvetchlandia:

René Burri     Cobblestone Street, Prague     1956

"Prague never lets you go… this dear little mother has sharp claws." Franz Kafka

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kateoplis:

ParisJe t’aime

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Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic injected a cancer patient with 100 billion units of the virus — enough to inoculate 10 million people. Now she’s in complete remission, doctors say.

Source: Washington Post

kateoplis:

Go to the goddamn grocery and get steak. Yes, the grocery. A little ammonia is not going to kill you, you pussy. You want to be all fancy and grass-fed and environmentally conscious, go ahead, I don’t give a shit, just get a fucking steak. Ribeye is good. And, yes, bone-in. Schmuck. Take the steak home. Get a bigass frying pan and put the shit on the stove, cranking the heat up as far as that fucker will go. Take a shitload of salt—rocksalt, you dumb motherfucker, none of that fine-grained crap here—and toss it around the bottom of the pan. When the pan is hot as all fuck—it should scorch the shit out of your finger if you’re stupid enough to touch it—put the fucking steak on there. You can crack some pepper on the top of the steak as the bottom is searing, but don’t even talk to me about garlic or onion powder or COMPOUND FUCKING BUTTER, asshole. This is steak, all you fucking need is salt and pepper. After a bit (3 minutes for pink, 5 for cooked good), flip that shit over and do the same fucking thing you just did with the other side, i.e. sit on your ass and wait for your motherfucking steak to be ready, you useless assbag. When you’re done, sling that shit on a plate. Beringer’s 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve makes an absolutely delightful accompaniment, particularly if you’ve taken care to let it breathe a bit before quaffing. Also, make some fucking potatoes, because that’s what you eat with a fucking steak. God, sometimes I just want to smack the shit out of you.”

Alex Balk

Also: NYT.

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"This is one of the documents that I found the most remarkable… They literally interdict the package, take it back to the NSA’s location, open the package, (and these routers, servers and switches are intended to provide internet service to large groups of people, municipalities, or large corporations or companies or villages) —they physically implant a back door device internally in the product that would be undetectable to the eye. They then close the package, reseal it with the factory seal and then send it on to the unwitting user so that any communications that ever are transported over any of those products are automatically redirected into NSA repositories.

It’s a remarkably invasive program. There’s an entire unit and team in the NSA devoted to doing this on a regular basis… For many years, without evidence, the U.S. government was accusing the Chinese of doing exactly that with Chinese products and warning the world not to buy Chinese products—routers, switches and servers on the claim that that the Chinese government is implanting backdoors into it, and it turns out that it’s exactly what the U.S. government, through the NSA, is actually doing to American products."

Source: nprfreshair

kateoplis:

ParisJe t’aime

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artnet:

Is Watchmaking a kind of Ballett?

The watchmakers of Vacheron Constantin have created the most sublime setting in which to make Degas’s delightful ballerinas dance again.

Source: artnet

kateoplis:

Duane Michals: Empty New York, 1964

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windandlight:

Josef Sudek, The Last Roses, 1956(source : Phillips)

windandlight:

Josef SudekThe Last Roses, 1956
(source : Phillips)

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kateoplis:

“Let’s run through a little thought experiment.
Imagine there’s a list somewhere that contains every single webpage you have visited in the last five years. It also has everything you have ever searched for, every address you looked up on Google Maps, every email you sent, every chat message, every YouTube video you watched. Each entry is time-stamped, so it’s clear exactly, down to the minute, when all of this was done.
Now imagine that list is all searchable. And imagine it’s on a clean, easy-to-use website. With all that imagined, can you think of a way a hacker, with access to this, could use it against you?
And once you’ve imagined all that, go over to google.com/dashboard, and see it all become reality.”
What Google Knows About You | WSJ [more]

kateoplis:

Let’s run through a little thought experiment.

Imagine there’s a list somewhere that contains every single webpage you have visited in the last five years. It also has everything you have ever searched for, every address you looked up on Google Maps, every email you sent, every chat message, every YouTube video you watched. Each entry is time-stamped, so it’s clear exactly, down to the minute, when all of this was done.

Now imagine that list is all searchable. And imagine it’s on a clean, easy-to-use website. With all that imagined, can you think of a way a hacker, with access to this, could use it against you?

And once you’ve imagined all that, go over to google.com/dashboard, and see it all become reality.”

What Google Knows About You | WSJ [more]

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kateoplis:

1905

kateoplis:

1905

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