Neuroscientists Found The Most Relaxing Song. Well actually they helped create it: The song was actually created for the purpose of stress reduction—it was a collaboration between the band and a group of sound therapists.
Boom Technology supersonic jets: Startup wants to fly NYC — London in just over three hours. Interesting on two levels. First, fast transport yay! Second, current airline businesses are focused on the high-end tickets to the detriment of the low-end experience. So if something like this lops the head off, quite a few airlines will be in deep trouble if they don't respond somehow. Do they become budget airlines, or do they offer a more affordable but better-than-cattle-class experience? Yeah ok they'll all become overpriced budget airlines, but still it's an opportunity.
Donald Trump Prepares for White House Move, but His Tower May Still Beckon - NYTimes.com: Returning home to Trump Tower from the White House may not be Mr. Trump's only embrace of the familiar. His aides say he has also expressed interest in continuing to hold the large rallies that were a staple of his candidacy. He likes the instant gratification and adulation that the cheering crowds provide, and his aides are discussing how they might accommodate his demand.
Donald Trump Doesn't Like This Any More Than You Do: Donald Trump likes going to rallies. He likes hearing people scream his name in ecstasy while calling for the imprisonment and death of his enemies. He likes going on TV. He likes hearing about how high the ratings were after he goes on TV. ... What Donald Trump does not like, however, is keeping his promises, sitting still for more than five minutes at a time, or doing any kind of work whatsoever, tedious or otherwise. ... Donald Trump looks like he wants to die.
Reince Priebus, Stephen Bannon Picked For Key White House Posts : NPR: Well, it's kind of similar to how the campaign went down, aside from bringing Priebus in to now sort of run the trains. You know, make the trains run on time and the day-to-day stuff. I do not buy that anyone in politics would use that phrase accidentally. That right there is a dog whistle.
Trump's supporters talk rebellion, assassination at his rallies - The Boston Globe: Anger and hostility were the most overwhelming sentiments at a Trump rally in Cincinnati last week, a deep sense of frustration, an us-versus-them mentality, and a belief that they are part of an unstoppable and underestimated movement. Unlike many in the country, however, these hard-core Trump followers do not believe the real estate mogul's misfortunes are of his own making. They believe what Trump has told them over and over, that this election is rigged, and if he loses, it will be because of a massive conspiracy to take him down.
My first virtual reality groping: My high from earlier plummeted. I went from the god who couldn't fall off a ledge to a powerless woman being chased by an avatar named BigBro442. ... What had just happened? I hadn't lasted 3 minutes in multiplayer without getting virtually groped. FFS, gaming world.
People run around, then get tackled. For 5-30 seconds anything at all is allowed so long as you don’t introduce edged weapons. When people start getting tired of stomping the poor sod on the bottom, someone picks up the ball and legs it. They get tackled but a cat in the alley outside rolls snake eyes in an illegal craps game; so you have a scrum.
The scrum involves getting the biggest bastards from your home town to tape their ears back, form up and ruin their backs in the quickest time possible. You have to push about three inches above the turf but if you are so ill mannered as to fall down because you’re experiencing tremendous force on a slippery surface, you are deemed to be bounders and cads and a penalty will be awarded.
The cat roles a seven and now you have a line out, where you shout random words before a couple of your mates pick up the lightest and least-liked guy on the team and hurl him into the air. If you’re lucky you can also scone the guy with the ball and retain possession.
Around this point a couple of guys who haven’t done much will have a kicking battle, showing that egg shaped balls can travel amazing distances and give the front row a bit of a breather.
Repeat for 80 minutes and declare the All Blacks winners with a margin determined by the crap shooting cat’s last five rolls, retire to the pub.
But I may not have all of the details exactly right.
Speak, Memory: For many users, interacting with the bot had a therapeutic effect. The tone of their chats is often confessional; one user messaged the bot repeatedly about a difficult time he was having at work. He sent it lengthy messages describing his problems and how they had affected him emotionally. “I wish you were here,” he said. It seemed to Kuyda that people were more honest when conversing with the dead. She had been shaken by some of the criticism that the Roman bot had received. But hundreds of people tried it at least once, and reading the logs made her feel better.
It turned out that the primary purpose of the bot had not been to talk but to listen.
Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Co-Developer of Unix, DiesBy creating C, Ritchie gave birth to the concept of open systems. C was developed so they could port Unix to any computer, and so that programs written on one platform (and the skills used to develop them) could be easily transferred to another.
In that way, Ritchie has shaped our world in much more fundamental ways than Steve Jobs or Bill Gates have. What sets him apart from them is that he did it all not in a quest for wealth or fame, but just out of intellectual curiosity.
Scientists have found a way to help you learn new skills twice as fast - ScienceAlert: Although there's benefit in mixing things up with your practise, Celnik said the key was adjusting things subtly - for example, adjusting the size or weight of a baseball bat, tennis racket or soccer ball in between practise sessions. "If you make the altered task too different, people do not get the gain we observed during reconsolidation. The modification between sessions needs to be subtle." ...and of course, more research is required to see if the results can be reproduced and also to test other skill types.
Inside The Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns | GQ: “I mean, I know that the average person can type in 1,600 gun descriptions per eight-hour day,” he says, scrawling the numbers. “Why? Because I time-and-motion studied them. And then—I don't know if you know anything about queuing theory. [...] In these moments, I realize that during his tenure here at the tracing center, and faced with the obstacle of no computerized search technology, Charlie went ahead and turned himself into the computer.
The Sirius building | The Saturday Paper: The absurdity of the heritage minister talking about money and the finance minister taking a stance on aesthetics makes it seem like these two bananas are playing a rather lame game of good vandal/bad vandal.
Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction - The Washington Post: He says the goal is to build a product that is widely affordable, but acknowledges there are challenges. He points out that many scientific discoveries and inventions — even the printing press — started out for a privileged group but ended up providing massive benefits to humanity. The primary benefits of Kernel, he says, will be for the sick, for the millions of people who have lost their memories because of brain disorders. Even a small improvement in memory — a person with dementia might be able to remember the location of the bathroom in their home, for example — can help people maintain their dignity and enjoy a greater quality of life.
Sydney's planning storm is building to a tempest: But now, the storm. It's been building awhile. Westconnex and Light Rail, Barangaroo and Packer's casino all massively abuse public money, land and trust for outcomes that directly oppose the public interest. Our children's children will shake their heads and say, what were you thinking?
But that's barely the tip of it. There are things in the wind that make Barangaroo look small and Westconnex gentle, if not exactly progressive.
Forget the hunt for NBN leaker. Ask why desperate staff are leaking: Turnbull took an exciting, agile, innovative, nation-building project backwards to dull, slow-moving, old technology, that is leaving us behind other nations.
A transparent NBN would not send in the police to chase whistleblowers with a very good cause to blow the whistle.