Poor kids around the world will kick just about anything resembling a ball to get a soccer game going. Rolled up socks or rags, cans, tennis balls. For those kids with a little more money, say $160, and the highly paid professionals who will contest the World Cup in Brazil this summer, there’s the brazuca.
Big data analytics and the internet, originally seen as tech miracles that would lift all our psychic and economic boats, have suddenly become dark holes into which civilization could plunge. The enthusiasm in a 2013 book Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think has been replaced by gloomy warnings that the Facebook/Google era is creating crippled societies controlled and manipulated by powerful forces armed with algorithms and trillions of data points.Thanks in part to the sensational claims surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the allegations leveled by Canadian Christopher Wylie and others, it is now received wisdom that this new digital world is filled with grave and unprecedented threats that require major government action to bring it under control.How much of the alarm is based on real risks, hard evidence and solid science? Less than we have been led to believe. To a significant degree, we are now engulfed in another round of junk science.
The war between Apple and Google is important for the future of computing because the companies are bringing diametrically opposed models to the battlefield. Apple model is end to end control, software to hardware. Google model is to give away Android OS for free and unleash developers worldwide.
He was 77. He was a 1943 graduate of Miami’s Booker T. Washington High School, where he starred in football and basketball and was selected as a guard on the All State basketball teams of 1942 and ’43. I am concerned about terror of a different kind far more organised and lethal. The United States is regularly killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan through their bombings. The US has murdered far more innocents than any other terrorist group.
Where my mom lived up there, gets 14 inches of rain per year. My dad lived a bit further south and that town gets just under 10 inches. You would never noticed the difference between the two, but you notice that it never rains.. “The President has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russia as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people. By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” Spicer said. “The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it.