Saturday, May 20, 2017

We finally know what Hillary Clinton knew all along – US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funding Isis | The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/hillary-clinton-wikileaks-email-isis-saudi-arabia-qatar-us-allies-funding-barack-obama-knew-all-a7362071.html


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Terrorist Sponsors: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China | Cato Institute

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/terrorist-sponsors-saudi-arabia-pakistan-china


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‘We Misled You’: How the Saudis Are Coming Clean on Funding Terrorism - POLITICO Magazine

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/saudi-arabia-terrorism-funding-214241


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America’s ‘Miracle Machine’ is in desperate need of, well, a miracle - The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americas-miracle-machine-is-in-desperate-need-of-well-a-miracle/2017/05/05/daafbe6a-30e7-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html


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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen accused of 'genocide' after airstrike on funeral hall kills 140 | The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/yemen-air-strike-bomb-kills-140-saudi-arabia-usa-white-house-a7352386.html


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The energy expansions of evolution : Nature Ecology & Evolution

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0138

The history of the life–Earth system can be divided into five 'energetic' epochs, each featuring the evolution of life forms that can exploit a new source of energy. These sources are: geochemical energy, sunlight, oxygen, flesh and fire. The first two were present at the start, but oxygen, flesh and fire are all consequences of evolutionary events
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The Leahey Report: The Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange


The Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange
The Leahey Report

The Diffie-Hellman key exchange is an exchange of a key between two parties where the key ends up being passed in secret. There is no information passed as the main goal is to create an encryption key between the two parties. The key is important because once that is established, information can then be sent along using the encryption algorithm that both parties have already agreed upon. Read the full story


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

How independent is the FBI’s director? - National Constitution Center

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/how-independent-is-the-fbis-director


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Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's death ruled a suicide

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's death ruled a suicide

https://usat.ly/2rtMIxY


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The Value and Virtue of Good Writing (Rule No. 7: Don’t Be a Bore) - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/books/review/do-i-make-myself-clear-harold-evans.html


Writing well is not a mere matter of aesthetics; it is a "moral issue.

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Trump's Election Integrity Commission Could Have A 'Chilling Effect' On Voting Rights : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/17/528769195/trumps-election-integrity-commission-could-have-a-chilling-effect-on-voting-righ


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‘The Confidence Game,’ by Maria Konnikova - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/books/review/the-confidence-game-by-maria-konnikova.html?_r=0


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Charles Murray is once again peddling junk science about race and IQ - Vox

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/5/18/15655638/charles-murray-race-iq-sam-harris-science-free-speech


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PsycNET - DOI Landing page

http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/a0026699


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Charles Murray is once again peddling junk science about race and IQ - Vox

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/5/18/15655638/charles-murray-race-iq-sam-harris-science-free-speech


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List

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2017/05/john_wooden_s_seven_point_creed_came_from_a_1931_magazine_article.html


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Monday, May 15, 2017

West Side Mormon Lake Road | Arizona Highways

https://www.arizonahighways.com/explore/scenic-drives/west-side-mormon-lake-road


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Coco map

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Science & Technology Research News: First Spherical Nucleic Acid Drug Injected Into Humans Targets Brain Cancer


First Spherical Nucleic Acid Drug Injected Into Humans Targets Brain Cancer
Science & Technology Research News

The first drug using spherical nucleic acids to be systemically given to humans has been developed by Northwestern University scientists and approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an investigational new drug for an early-stage clinical trial in the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme. A clinical trial has just been launched at the Robert... Read the full story


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10 songs you need to hear right now: LCD Soundsystem, Big Sean, Serene Dominic, Playboy Manbaby, Waxahatchee

Check out this article from azcentral:

10 songs you need to hear right now: LCD Soundsystem, Big Sean, Serene Dominic, Playboy Manbaby, Waxahatchee

http://azc.cc/2qXqZy5


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: For $10.69, British Researcher Slows Global Cyberattack


For $10.69, British Researcher Slows Global Cyberattack
The Wall Street Journal

Cybercrime experts credit an unidentified British researcher with stumbling onto a "kill switch" which helped slow the spread of a computer worm that victimized the U.K.'s National Health Service and others. Read the full story


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DNA is the ruling metaphor of our age | Aeon Essays

https://aeon.co/essays/dna-is-the-ruling-metaphor-of-our-age?utm_source=Aeon%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=0dc0aef17f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-0dc0aef17f-


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Alexandra Sokoloff: CHINATOWN - Act Two, part one breakdown

http://www.screenwritingtricks.com/2009/03/chinatown-act-two-part-two-breakdown.html

Note that there's no real reason that Ida Sessions would know anything about the Albacore Club, but this is what Hitchcock called a "ham sandwich" – a plot hole that you only think about after the movie, when you're in your robe and standing in your kitchen about to bite into a ham sandwich…)

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Complexity: Decoding deep similarities : Nature : Nature Research

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v545/n7653/full/545154a.html?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews&sf78118478=1&sf78340687=1

This blind belief in innovation as a panacea is, as West points out, often coupled to misapprehension or even denial of the costs of open-ended growth, such as climate change. At best, such issues are swept under the carpet as "externalities", market failures that pose a nuisance for economic accounting. An economics afflicted by such attitudes is not even a dismal science; it's a pseudoscience.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

When Questions of Norms Become Questions of Law, Part II: On the President's Threatening Tweet - Lawfare

https://lawfareblog.com/when-questions-norms-become-questions-law-part-ii-presidents-threatening-tweet


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AgriFlite.com - Home Page

http://www.agriflite.com/


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US spymasters trash Kaspersky: AV tools can't be trusted, we've stuck a probe in them



US spymasters trash Kaspersky: AV tools can't be trusted, we've stuck a probe in them

Eugene shouts back: Gimme the mic and let me testifyFive US spy bosses, and the acting FBI chief, today told the…

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HuffPost: Does Meditation Really Help With Depression And Anxiety?


Does Meditation Really Help With Depression And Anxiety?
HuffPost

The Question: I experience depression and anxiety. Will meditation really help me? ... Read the full story


Mindfulness meditation is based on the idea of paying attention one's own inner experience, whether that's thoughts or sensations or emotions," she told HuffPost. "Anything that passes through the mind is the internal stimuli that you're paying attention to."

Ideally, with enough practice, you'll learn to create space between negative thoughts and your reactions.

"See them as distinct objects from yourself," Hoge said. "As in, 'My thoughts are not myself.' That allows a layer of separation so that the person has a little bit more freedom in how to respond to the thoughts or how to cope with them."


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Intel Free Press: Microsoft Outlines Hardware Architecture for Deep Learning on Intel FPGAs


Microsoft Outlines Hardware Architecture for Deep Learning on Intel FPGAs
Intel Free Press

At Build, Microsoft's annual developers conference, taking place this week, Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich disclosed major advances in Microsoft's hyperscale deployment of Intel® field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). These advances have resulted in the industry's fastest public cloud network, and new technology for acceleration of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) that replicate "thinking" in a manner that's conceptually similar to that of the human brain. Russinovich said the advances offer " Read the full story


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