Climate Deniers Shift Tactics to ‘Inactivism’ – Scientific American

By Richard Schiffman (an environmental journalis based in New York City) If I’ve learned anything from the whole sad tale of Big Tobacco going after Jeffrey Wygand https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Wigand, it’s that money knows no bounds. Nothing is in good faith ever, apples to apples comparisons, it is about winner take all. And that’s been the approach,… Continue reading Climate Deniers Shift Tactics to ‘Inactivism’ – Scientific American

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WhatsApp will share your data with Facebook whether you like it or not — 9to5Mac

WhatsApp will shortly start to share your data with Facebook as a condition of use of the app. This completes a U-turn which began when Facebook first acquired the app back in 2014. At the time, WhatsApp assured users that their data would remain private, and not be shared with Facebook … more… The post… WhatsApp… Continue reading WhatsApp will share your data with Facebook whether you like it or not — 9to5Mac

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Huge crowds go to Japanese temples on New Year to “pray for things to return to normal”

The only thing thicker than the crowds is the irony. The New Year is a major holiday in Japan. There’s plenty of traditional (and dangerous) food to eat, plus the annual hatsumode — visiting a shrine to wish for health, happiness, and good fortune in the next year. Of course this year, with the coronavirus steadily… Continue reading Huge crowds go to Japanese temples on New Year to “pray for things to return to normal”

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In Nagorno-Karabakh, drones gave Azerbaijan huge advantage and showed future of warfare – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/nagorno-karabkah-drones-azerbaijan-aremenia/2020/11/11/441bcbd2-193d-11eb-8bda-814ca56e138b_story.html Here’s a metaphor for you. Drones are the new truck bombs. Hands down. In the realm of asymetric warfare, now all you need to defeat an enemy is take out their “spendy” weapons export licensed systems (sold to you courtesy of Vladimir Putin). Then what do you have? Sounds like nothing, you got nothing.… Continue reading In Nagorno-Karabakh, drones gave Azerbaijan huge advantage and showed future of warfare – The Washington Post

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The OBS Screen Timer Zoom Trick – CogDogBlog

The OBS Screen Timer Zoom Trick Good ol’ Alan Levine has done it again. That man is more curious, patient, and adaptive than any other programmer, instructional technologist. Hands down he tries things, and sees if they stick. He was project managing an online educational conference and attempting to design a Zoom layout/scene source that… Continue reading The OBS Screen Timer Zoom Trick – CogDogBlog

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M1 MacBook Pro versus Intel MacBook Pro

https://barefeats.com/m1-macbook-pro-versus-intel-version.html Some actual benchmarks against Intel MacBook Pro proving the speed difference is real. I give great credit to Bare Feats, going back years and years to the G3 era and G4 era Mac Towers. They have always measured performance head to head so one could KNOW whether or not their computer was more capable… Continue reading M1 MacBook Pro versus Intel MacBook Pro

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Cerebras’ wafer-size chip is 10,000 times faster than a GPU | VentureBeat

https://venturebeat.com/2020/11/17/cerebras-wafer-size-chip-is-10000-times-faster-than-a-gpu/amp/ Cerebras is finally hitting the racks in some locations and doing benchmarks to see how well it performs. And as compared to custom made/bespoke computer clusters with a mix of CPU/GPU, it’s performing very well. One benchmark has shown it is a significant improvement over the #82 ranked supercomputer (200x faster on certain benchmarks)… Continue reading Cerebras’ wafer-size chip is 10,000 times faster than a GPU | VentureBeat

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25 different Japanese convenience store sandwiches – What’s inside them?【Photos】 — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Following Japan’s “paper tiger sandwich” incident, we went out and bought every sandwich we could find to investigate. It’s impossible not to feel the draw of the snack food and pastry aisles on a trip into a Japanese convenience store, but they also have plenty of tasty, sensible meal options too. Any convenience store in… 25… Continue reading 25 different Japanese convenience store sandwiches – What’s inside them?【Photos】 — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

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