“The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine. The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima.”
“Having FOMO about not seeing Lorde at Outside Lands? Well, Snapchat just released a feature that could help alleviate your melodrama.”
“Shwetak Patel has struck again. The University of Washington computer scientist has sold his newest Seattle startup company, Senosis Health, to Google, according to sources familiar with the deal.”
For various reasons I recently needed to do a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Home Theater PC. It isn’t a hard process these days but you can save yourself a ton of frustration if you follow a step by step procedure. This includes the non-intuitive steps of installing a couple hot-fixes before you actually perform any updates to the OS.
During the install I kept notes over on my wiki page. I would have posted them all here but that page is easier to modify and leave this one here as a sign post.
“Every director knows that the score can make the scene. Anyone who’s ever watched a rough cut without soundtrack music can confirm this.”
““We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.”
“A hacker broke into Virgin America’s corporate network earlier this year, the company has confirmed. The airline said in a letter to employees, published Thursday, that the hacker had “gained unauthorized access to certain Virgin America information systems containing your data.”
“Homeland Security’s advice for the millions of Americans traveling overseas who don’t want to end up in its facial biometric database is simply not to travel.”
“Microsoft Corp. is setting up a new research lab focused on artificial intelligence with the goal of creating more general-purpose learning systems.”
“Microsoft has released Seeing AI — a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired.”