"""Many blockchain utopians see a world where you as an individual decide whether or not to “accept” claims added to the system about you—but that is impossible to enforce. Once you are associated with a digital key in a world of pertinent memory, anyone can choose to add any information they want about you to the public record, either in their own voice or anonymously."""
"""The final, and perhaps scariest issue, is that you will likely not be able to opt out as a user from participating in the public sharing of identity data. You might choose as an individual to not identify yourself with a public key on a blockchain. But someone can still add other pointers to the ledger (your email, your phone, your photo) and then attach claims to that log that anyone can access.
Just imagine an internet where it is easy for anyone to publish anything, and nothing can be policed or removed once published—and all that information could be about you."""
"""How will we as a society react to content that the vast majority of people detest being publicly accessible and beyond the reach of traditional institutions like governments and companies to remove?"""
For as long as I can remember a strong cohort of technologists have agitated for identity portability between internet services. Their theory goes that individuals should “own” the reputation and identity data about them stored inside platforms and be able to take that information with them ...
Great, less rights for airline passengers.
The airlines and the carriers' trade group are targeting dozens of consumer-protection regulations in response to a little-publicized initiative by the U.S. Department of Transportation to cut industry red tape.
Trying to find this gorgeous thing a new home. I hate to get rid of it, but with my new monitors I have nowhere to put it. The display is absolutely beautiful. It really needs to be seen in person. It's a better looking display than my new ASUS with updated specs lol. This is the ASUS MX27AQ 1440p IPS display. I'll list the specs below. Still has over a year and a half on the warranty left. Mint condition. If interested please contact me in Hangouts or a private G+ message. Giving G+ first dibs even tho I have a few offers. This monitor has been a joy to use for gaming, content editing, and causal usage. I just needed something that was going to unlock my GPUs true potential.
MX27AQ features a 2560 x 1440 resolution with edge-to-edge frameless panel with 178 Degree ultra-wide viewing angle AH-IPS technology for incredible visuals by eliminating color shift from almost any direction and in nearly all environments. Furthermore, built-in ASUS Sonic Master technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICE power, delivers immersive premium audio performance.
27" WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. 60hz, AH-IPS technology with wide 178° viewing angles, minimize color shifting. V-Sync
ASUS Eye Care technology with TUV Rheinland-certified flicker-free backlighting and blue light filter minimizes eye fatigue
3W x 2 stereo, RMS, with 3Wx2 Amplifier, SonicMaster sound optimization technology was co-developed by ICEpower® | Bang & Olufsen Technology to provide rich, spacious sound while eliminating the need for external speakers
Award-winning ultra-slim frameless design with sundial-inspired base
ASUS Rapid Replacement: Over a year and a half left on the warranty, 2 way free shipping
Extensive connectivity of DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 /MHL2.0, HDMI1.4 x2.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the Mormon church, practiced polygamy until 1904 shortly after Utah was admitted into the union as a state. While the main LDS church abandoned polygamy, some offshoots maintained the…
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the Mormon church, practiced polygamy until 1904 shortly after Utah was admitted into the union as a state. While the main LDS church abandoned polygamy, some offshoots maintained the practice. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS, emerged in 1929 precisely because of the LDS' abandonment of polygamy. This video tells the story of one family––compr...
Sound like a swamp.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that pr
In the wake of Jonestown in the 1980s and 1990s, Americans were terrified of "cults." Sociologists worked to understand why people joined "cults" (a poorly defined, polemical term whose technical meaning is far different from the colloquial usage). These…
In the wake of Jonestown in the 1980s and 1990s, Americans were terrified of "cults." Sociologists worked to understand why people joined "cults" (a poorly defined, polemical term whose technical meaning is far different from the colloquial usage). These scholars suggests that people who joined cults were lacking something in their lives––this was called the relative deprivation of religious affiliation. But you've probably already spotted the pr...
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Today's theme is "Sepia Photographs!" (Black And White if you don't have any)
I've shared some photos of Saint Francis Xavier, The College Church, and its beautiful stained glass. Well, years before I saw Saint Francis Xavier on the inside, I took this photo of the church from the outside. The streets really did seem to be paved with gold, the way the sidewalks glittered in the afternoon sun. I would see this place on the way to the Fox Theatre and I was always impressed by its beauty.
I hung this picture in my office and a salesman I worked with told me that the building just behind the church is the actual building where the exorcism from The Exorcist took place. That building belongs to SLU and he sold to SLU and had actually seen the room, even though it is not open to just anyone. I am not saying he is right, and I'm not familiar enough with The Exorcist to debate the matter, but that's what the man said.
Cycling is popular in many European cities, but not in London. In fact, if you ask most Londoners if they would bike on their fair city's streets, you'll probably get quite the "you're nuts" look. So why don't people cycle in London? Well, in a word, it's…
Cycling is popular in many European cities, but not in London. In fact, if you ask most Londoners if they would bike on their fair city's streets, you'll probably get quite the "you're nuts" look. So why don't people cycle in London? Well, in a word, it's terrifying. The city streets were designed for cars––literally. When cars became economically viable for many people, the city was redesigned with cars in mind and not bicycles.
No more Util classes! Extend the functionality of a class by using `extension functions`. Put the name of the class you’re extending before the name of the method you’re adding.
* Are not member functions
* Do not modify the original class in any way
* Are resolved at compile time by static type information
* Are compiled to static functions in Java.
* Don’t do polymorphism
"The gun industry is one of very few industries to have congressionally backed immunity from liability." http://bit.ly/2piZ0KG
Too bad the big game aren't billionaires. http://bit.ly/2pjbm5K
The group skews heavy toward Donald Trump Jr. types.
"""To build a general purpose architecture, you have to build use-case agnostic systems."""
Over the last few years I've participated in a recurring discussion on designing developer platforms, so I thought I'd write it down, share and incrementally make it better as I gather more data points/opinions. The boiling ...
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Today's Theme is: Solitude
This is from a photo shoot I did 3 years ago. The model's name is Schyler James.
The old Kingshighway Bridge in South Saint Louis, near The Hill, was an interesting structure with a rich collection of graffiti. They started deconstruction of the bridge a few months after this shoot.
I shot about a hundred images of Schyler on the train tracks. One of the things I enjoy about the #joinindaily theme is that it gives a fresh perspective to old shots. Instead of looking through my photos for the "best" one, I looked for the one that best represented "solitude". Perhaps it was the darkness of the bridge above, waiting to descend onto Schyler and envelop her into a shadowy abyss. Perhaps her absent gaze as a single strand of hair divides her face. For whatever reason, this one spoke of solitude to me.
I need to try following this video later.
The devil's in the details: "What the nasa study found was that some of Scott’s genes changed their expression while he was in space, and 7 percent of those genes didn’t return to their preflight states months after he came back." http://theatln.tc/2tRJHgM
For a brief moment, NASA found itself at the center of a digital misinformation campaign.
The Death Star was the Galactic Empire's greatest weapon. Minus that one flaw that enabled a one-man ship to destroy it, but that's not the point here. This video examines what it would cost to build and operate a Death Star. For starters, the steal for…
The Death Star was the Galactic Empire's greatest weapon. Minus that one flaw that enabled a one-man ship to destroy it, but that's not the point here. This video examines what it would cost to build and operate a Death Star. For starters, the steal for the space station alone would cost 852 quadrillion dollars. That's 852 followed by fifteen zeros. And that's just to produce the steal. The daily cost of running the Death Star, in terms of its en...
"Unlike Holmes, who raked in millions before having much to show for it, black women founders are virtually never funded on potential alone–or even on the basis of a promising minimum viable product." http://bit.ly/2tVC35d
A glimmer of good news from that horrible day in Charlottesville. http://n.pr/2DATYxx
Images of DeAndre Harris, 20, being pummeled by white men with poles surfaced after the rally last August. Harris was later charged with assault himself — and, on Friday, found not guilty.
Watching the Blue Angels or the British version, the Red Angels, is one of the most incredible things most of us will ever witness. The amount of training that goes into their formation flying is insane: seven months before a public appearance and four…
Watching the Blue Angels or the British version, the Red Angels, is one of the most incredible things most of us will ever witness. The amount of training that goes into their formation flying is insane: seven months before a public appearance and four months of the exact same routine. This video explains how the pilots keep in such close formation with a POV, fly-along experience and with helpful comparison to things we all have experienced, lik...
Spearheading a whale of a problem in space. http://bit.ly/2tYAGCI
Have you ever noticed that we tend to depict aliens in the same kinds of ways? Even the most incredible, fantastical depictions of aliens look vaguely human or vaguely terrestrial animal. There's a reason for that. Science fiction movies are about…
Have you ever noticed that we tend to depict aliens in the same kinds of ways? Even the most incredible, fantastical depictions of aliens look vaguely human or vaguely terrestrial animal. There's a reason for that. Science fiction movies are about exploring the human condition through the mirror of alien civilizations and alien contacts. We need aliens to look kind of like something that we know so that we can vaguely see ourselves in those creat...
Most smartphone research is characterized by bad science. There is actually little to no harm in using phones and social media. The impact may even be positive.
Delegate your work to another class with `by`. Favor composition over inheritance with class delegation and reuse property accessor logic with delegator properties.
Delegated properties: http://kotlinlang.org/docs/reference/delegated-properties.html
83% of our top science students are the kids of immigrants. How to shoot ourselves in the foot.
The children of immigrants often make unrecognized contributions, including becoming America's next generation of top scientists and engineers.
The other side of the story: FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's response.
Never forget what happened.
If Americans remember My Lai, they likely know that something awful happened there. On this 50th anniversary, it is worth recalling the grotesque details, in the hope of preventing a future My Lai.
wow...a #16 seed finally took down a #1 (men's side)...there goes everyone's bracket
A No. 1 seed finally lost to a No. 16, with UMBC blowing out top overall seed Virginia and redefining NCAA tournament Cinderellas.
Tips for Thriving on Google+
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“G+ is first and foremost a social platform. Be polite and honest! Learn from those who are already here. Check out the many great communities that are here and join the ones that interest you!”
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“Commit to generating unique content that provides those who follow you/your collections with something they haven't seen before. If that's too daunting, post stories and links with extensive commentary of your own so as to add your own unique perspective.”
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