Saturday, December 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO / Stanford professor stumps for electoral alternative - SFGate

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/SACRAMENTO-Stanford-professor-stumps-for-2515581.php


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TheJournal.ie: 'Cancer can take such a toll. Cannabis has helped me. It picks me up'


'Cancer can take such a toll. Cannabis has helped me. It picks me up'
TheJournal.ie

"I WAS TOLD I only had three months left to live. Here I am now two years later… When you've had cancer for so long it can be a very tough thing to deal with. It takes a toll. Cannabis helps me. It picks me up." Stephen* was diagnosed on Christmas Eve 2014 with stage four, terminal colon, liver and lymph node cancer. A self-employed father of three in his early 40s, his short-term future appeared bleak. He spoke to TheJournal.ie about his cancer diagnosis, how he's found cannabis to be effective Read the full story


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Friday, December 09, 2016

An Explainer: What Are German-Style Works Councils? | ON LABOR

https://onlabor.org/2013/09/23/an-explainer-what-are-german-style-works-councils/


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Review: In ‘When Breath Becomes Air,’ Dr. Paul Kalanithi Confronts an Early Death - The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/07/books/review-in-when-breath-becomes-air-dr-paul-kalanithi-confronts-an-early-death.html?_r=0


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Scurvy

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/12/jonathan_lamb_s_history_of_scurvy_reviewed.html


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BBC News: Park Geun-hye: South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader

Is the USA as strong as Korea?  Let's start the proceedings against Trump now....

Park Geun-hye: South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader
South Korea's parliament impeaches President Park Geun-hye who steps down amid a corruption scandal.
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Thursday, December 08, 2016

TheStreet: Intel and Qualcomm Look to Transform Themselves as Their Core Businesses Flatline


Intel and Qualcomm Look to Transform Themselves as Their Core Businesses Flatline
TheStreet

This article originally appeared on Real Money on Dec. 7, 2016. There are a lot of differences between the two biggest U.S. chipmakers, but as a pair of stories this week demonstrate, 2016 has provided a major common thread between them. Each company has realized it's unlikely to see much (if any) growth in the coming years from the market that propelled its rise -- and one that needs to make big changes in response. Intel , recognizing that PC CPUs will likely be a flat-to-declining business, Read the full story


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techradar: Qualcomm’s new CPU will give AMD and Intel nightmares


Qualcomm's new CPU will give AMD and Intel nightmares
techradar

Qualcomm has announced the Centriq 2400, noting that it's the first server CPU in the world to be built on a 10nm process, and one that could be a worry for Intel and indeed AMD, particularly given other recent developments in terms of Qualcomm hooking up with Microsoft over Windows and ARM. At any rate, this new processor is designed for speedy performance in the data centre, and the Centriq 2400 is built around a custom ARMv8 CPU core (called Falkor) optimised for server workloads, offering up Read the full story


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Ars Technica: Windows is coming back to ARM, this time with 32-bit x86 compatibility


Windows is coming back to ARM, this time with 32-bit x86 compatibility
Ars Technica

This time around, the plan is for ARM to be just another PC platform. Read the full story


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An Open Letter from Scientists to President-Elect Trump on Climate Change - Scientific American Blog Network

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/an-open-letter-from-scientists-to-president-elect-trump-on-climate-change/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_BLOG


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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Trump’s Threat to the Constitution - The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/opinion/trumps-threat-to-the-constitution.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0


He had questioned judicial independence, threatened the freedom of the press, called for violating Muslims' equal protection under the law, promised the use of torture and attacked Americans based on their gender, race and religion. He had also undermined critical democratic norms including peaceful debate and transitions of power, commitment to truth, freedom from foreign interference and abstention from the use of executive power for political retribution

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Tom's Guide: Your Windows 10 PC Will Soon Rival Amazon Echo


Your Windows 10 PC Will Soon Rival Amazon Echo
Tom's Guide

How can Microsoft compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home? By turning every single Windows 10 PC out there into a smart device. According to a massive new report from Windows Central, the Redmond tech giant is developing Home Hub: a new software tool that will allow Windows desktops to accept always-on voice commands, control your smart home gadgets and plan appointments for the entire family. Image: Microsoft Home Hub will be part of a free software update that won't require a specific machine Read the full story


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Best 50 Albums of 2016

http://apps.npr.org/best-music-2016/list/top-albums


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Ivanka Trump was closing business deal in Japan when pictured with Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe | The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ivanka-trump-japan-business-deal-donald-trump-shinzo-abe-prime-minister-a7457161.html


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