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  • newWhen an AI Tries Writing Slashdot Headlines
    For Slashdot's 20th anniversary, "What could be geekier than celebrating with the help of an open-source neural network?" Neural network hobbyist Janelle Shane has already used machine learning to generate names for paint colors, guinea pigs, heavy m…
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Oct 17, 7:30am -
  • newThe Factory Where Robots Build Robots
    turkeydance shared Bloomberg's profile of Fanuc, a secretive Japanese company with 40,000-square-foot factories "where robots made other robots in the dark...stopping only when no storage space remains." About 80% of the company's assembly work is au…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:44am -
  • newUS Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers On 24-Hour Alert
    DefenseOne reports on new preparations at Barksdale Air Force Base:The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991. That means the long-dormant concrete pad…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Oct 17, 1:43am -
  • newThe Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility: Where Spacecraft Go To Die
    dryriver writes: Whether you launch a satellite into space or an entire space station like the Russian Mir, the Chinese Tiangong-1 or the International Space Station, what goes up must eventually come down -- re-enter earth's atmosphere. The greater…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 11:55pm -
  • newBill Gates Tries A(nother) Billion-Dollar Plan To Reform Education
    theodp shared this article from the Washington Post:Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn't go so well, but the man, if anything, is persistent. Gates announced Thursday that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wou…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 10:51pm -
  • newSilicon Valley 'Divided Society and Made Everyone Raging Mad', Argues Newsweek
    "Anyone who is pissed off can now automatically find other people that are similarly pissed off," argues author Jamie Bartlett, in a new essay shared by Slashdot reader schwit1 which calls the internet "a bottomless well of available grievance." Here…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 9:44pm -
  • newGoogle Says It Hasn't Promised To Help News Sites By Sharing Money and User Data
    UPDATE (2:53 PST): Google say it hasn't lined up any deals to share revenue and user data with online news sites, calling Sunday news reports "totally wrong." "We have not reached any conclusions on the revenue side," Google spokeswoman Maggie Shie…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 8:34pm -
  • new30-Year-Old Operating System 'PC-MOS/386' Finally Open Sourced
    PC-MOS/386 "was a multi-user, computer multitasking operating system...announced at COMDEX in November 1986," remembers Wikipedia, saying it runs many MS-DOS titles (though it's optimized for the Intel 80386 processor). Today Slashdot user Roeland…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 7:40pm -
  • newCould Cryptocurrency Mining Kill Online Advertising?
    "Could it turn out users actually prefer to trade a little CPU time to website owners in favor of them not showing ads?" writes phonewebcam, a long-time Slashdot reader.Slashdot covered the downside [of in-browser cryptocurrency mining] recently, w…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 6:40pm -
  • newTesla Plans Factory In China, Discounts Insurance For Self-Driving US Cars
    Business Insider reports:Tesla has created a customized insurance package, InsureMyTesla, that is cheaper than traditional plans because it factors in the vehicles' Autopilot safety features and maintenance costs. InsureMyTesla has been available in…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 5:29pm -
  • newSecurity Upgraded For NetBSD-amd64 with Kernel ASLR Support
    24 years after its release, NetBSD is getting a security upgrade -- specifically, Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR). An anonymous reader writes:Support for Kernel ASLR was added on NetBSD-amd64 a few weeks ago. KASLR basically randomizes the…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 4:24pm -
  • newCanadian Government Teams With Facebook To Protect Election Integrity
    An anonymous reader quotes Motherboard:There are nearly as many Canadians who use Facebook daily as there are people in this country who are registered to vote -- which is why the federal government is working with Facebook to protect its next feder…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 3:19pm -

Lifehacker

    The Everywhereist

    • I Have Written About Currywurst, My Love.
      “You never wrote about the curry plane.” “The … the curry plane?” He nods, pouting. I am confused. “Like, a plane of existence that consists of … curry?” I ask, hoping for clarification. He is annoyed. “The curry plane.” “The cu…
      - 18 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 2:58pm -
    • The Faded Glory of Route 66
      My immigrant parents, while bestowing upon me the gift of worldliness, with their accents and many passports and the ease with which they code-switched, yelling at one another in English, German, Italian, and Russian, left a glaring omission in my ch…
      - 19 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 4:54pm -
    • I Visited The Birthplace of the Atom Bomb. Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Bradbury Science Museum, New Mexico.
      Rand’s work had brought us to New Mexico for the very first time, and in a few weeks, we’d be in Japan. The timing was unintentional but it felt like my path was already set. If I was going to walk through Hiroshima, now long rebuilt, I couldn’…
      - 19 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 9:48pm -
    • The History of the Atom Bomb, WWII, and A Case of Infinite Hindsight
      When things go badly, I often look back and retrace the steps that were taken – by me, by my loved ones, by the electorate of Wisconsin, to see where things went awry. I do this with tragedies small and large, historical and current day, tracing th…
      - 27 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:34pm -
    • The Infinite Hypocrisy of Fake Feminist Men
      Image credit. I am at my book reading in Portland. Though the room is small, it is packed. The audience is mostly friends, though there is a large cluster of people I have never met before. It is, without hyperbole, one of the highlights of my caree…
      - 56 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 3:52pm -
    • Stop Saying Mansplaining Isn’t a Big Deal. It is.
      Last week I wrote what happened when I tried Soylent. If you missed it, a quick summary: I became the human equivalent of what happens when you drop Mentos into a Diet Coke. Soylent aficionados were not happy. Their rage was understandable. After all…
      - 90 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 4:31pm -
    • I Tried Soylent. It Didn’t Go Well.
      Last week, I decided to try Soylent. For those unfamiliar with this “food” product, Soylent is a high-protein drink designed to appeal to lifehackers, dieters, and doomsday cult members who are maybe a little shy and don’t want to come out of t…
      - 98 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 6:52pm -
    • Reading All Over The Place for Your Book Club? Invite Me.
        I need to tell you about one of the cooler things that ever happened to me. And I know some of you are like, “Ugh, no, Geraldine this whole neurotic, insufferable girl with the awesome life thing is wearing thin” and I KNOW IT IS, PEOPLE. It i…
      - 13 Jul 17, 8:58pm -

    ProBlogger.net

    • How to Smash Your Blogging Goals in Just 5 Days

      - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
    • How to Create a Reader Avatar for Your Blog
      For several years, I’ve been using Reader Avatars (also called Reader Profiles or Personas) on my blogs – and I’ve found them very effective and helpful.To create your first reader avatar, you’ll need to spend some time thinking and writing a…
      - 6 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:05pm -
    • 215: Simplify Your Business and Make More Money Blogging
      Ways You Can Simplify Your Business and Increase Your Blogging Profitability Today, I want to share two big lessons I learned this year at our Australian ProBlogger events. They were lessons I think apply to many aspects of blogging and online busine…
      - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 8:00am -
    • 3 Simple Ways to Make Your Blog Posts More Conversational
      This post is by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke You’ve probably heard that your blog posts need to be “conversational”. You may also have been told why: to create a sense of connection with your reader, keep them engaged, and make your blog…
      - 11 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
    • One Screenshot You Must Include When Pitching a Sponsored Post
      If you’re familiar with sponsored content as an income stream, chances are you’ve been asked for a media kit or a proposal to do a sponsored post. Unfortunately, the world of sponsored post rates and assessing the value of your site is a bit like…
      - 13 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
    • 214: 4 Realities of Blogging All Bloggers Need to Talk About
      4 Difficult Realities All Bloggers Face During a conference last year I was invited to have dinner with three other bloggers who had all been blogging for 5-10 years and were now doing it full-time. It was a fun dinner, and we covered a lot of ground…
      - 14 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 8:00am -
    • How do Bloggers Continue Their Professional Development?
      I have a confession to make: I was a bit of a geek at school. I was the kid who asked questions all the time. What can I say? I loved learning. And I still do. Every part of the process is exciting for me – learning new things, meeting ...moreThe…
      - 18 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
    • How to Plan Your Blog Post from Start to Finish
      This is a post by ProBlogger expert Ali Luke Do you plan your blog posts? Or do you dive straight into the writing? A lot of bloggers barely plan their posts (if they plan them at all). They’re either too eager to get started, or feel rushed and se…
      - 20 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 1:00pm -

    Delicious

      New York Times

      Fit Brains

      • The Best in May Brain News
        Discover the latest May brain news and research in our latest monthly digest. Psych Central : Early Life Brain Stimulation Linked to Robust Mental Health Looking to combat cognitive decline? A new study has found that brain stimulating activities li…
        - 17 May 17, 12:00pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Play Pathfinder For Free!
        We’re happy to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Pathfinder! It’s a Premium visual-spatial game. Test your skills with this exciting brain game in our app or on Fitbrains.com. Designed by neuroscientists and game experts, you’ll love P…
        - 3 May 17, 12:00pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Try Tap Targets For Free!
        We’re thrilled to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Tap Targets! Are you up for a challenge? Designed by neuroscientists and game experts, Tap Targets is not only addictive but rewarding. Try this latest speed of thinking game anytime, any…
        - 21 Apr 17, 10:25am -
      • Socializing This Easter: The Fun Easy Brain Boost!
        Did you know that socializing with friends and family during a holiday like Easter is a great way to boost your mental, emotional and physical health? Maintaining connections with friends and family is one of the easiest ways to provide a novel envir…
        - 15 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
      • The Diet Secret To Eat Your Way To A Healthy Brain!
        Diets – love them or hate them? Most of us hate them. But, did you know that there’s a diet that’s not only good for your brain but easy to follow? Yes, that’s right. In fact, there are 2 according to US News and World Report’s yearly ranki…
        - 27 Mar 17, 4:55pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Play Grow Words For Free!
        We’re delighted to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Grow Words! It’s a Premium language game. What better way to work your linguistic skills than with an exciting game? Get a headstart into Spring from now until mid March with unlimited…
        - 10 Mar 17, 1:00pm -
      • Want To Get Better Brain Function For Life? Here’s How.
        Do you want your brain to perform at its best, in the present and in the future? How can you achieve this? Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study of 17 “superagers,” seniors who have the brain function of 20 year olds…
        - 24 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • How To Get Someone To Fall & Stay In Love With You
        Are you going to be one of the 61.8% people who celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Whether you’re in love or not, your feelings stem from your brain and not your heart. Yes, that’s right. On average, it takes the human mind 1.5 to 4…
        - 14 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • New Game of The Month: Try Roshambo For Free!
        We’re excited to introduce February’s New Game of the Month! Here’s an early Valentine’s gift for you. From now until Feb. 15, get unlimited access to this exclusive Premium game for free! Engage and stimulate your logic skills. Are you up f…
        - 9 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • Brain Hacks To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
        As the end of January looms around the corner, will you be one of the 58% of people who will stick to their New Year’s resolutions after the first month? According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, more 90% of us break them. It’s not jus…
        - 17 Jan 17, 10:33am -
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