Universities must prepare students for a technology-enabled future

Automation and artificial intelligence technologies are transforming manufacturing, corporate work and the retail business, providing new opportunities for companies to explore and posing major threats to those that don’t adapt to the times. Equally daunting challenges confront colleges and universities, but they’ve been slower to acknowledge them. At present, colleges and universities are most worried…

Many Animals Can Count, Some Better Than You

The acoustic one-upfrogship is energetically draining and risks attracting predators like bats. Yet the male frogs have no choice but to keep count of the competition, for the simple reason that female túngaras are doing the same: listening, counting and ultimately mating with the male of maximum chucks. Behind the frog’s surprisingly sophisticated number sense,…

The Acceleration of Addictiveness (2010)

July 2010 What hard liquor, cigarettes, heroin, and crack have in common is that they’re all more concentrated forms of less addictive predecessors. Most if not all the things we describe as addictive are. And the scary thing is, the process that created them is accelerating. We wouldn’t want to stop it. It’s the same…

Show HN: Ask Alexa for the prices of over 2000 cryptocoins

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How extremists use Facebook to target millions of Britons w far-right propaganda

Peter Gamlen Far-right activists across Europe are utilising an organised network of Facebook pages and dubious, plagiarised news sites to target British Facebook users with extremist content. Every day, a cluster of 13 Facebook pages with 2.4 million likes between them churns out close to 400 posts – most pushing distorted news articles, far-right memes…

Day 1 of the Uber and Alphabet trial

Uber and Waymo are finally having their day in court. Alphabet’s self-driving arm, Waymo, and Uber gave their opening statements in front of a jury on Monday, commencing the courtroom phase of what has already been a messy legal battle. The day was entirely about opening arguments, but both Uber’s and Waymo’s strategy centers largely…

Create ReactJS App with ReasonML

In this article, I will show, how you can use ReasonML, ReasonML React, Fetch API (bs-fetch package), ReactDOMRe.Style and Material UI CSS library to create the application. There are not so many different materials on how to create Reason React app, what is labeled arguments, how to import component, how to define a custom style…

Bitcoin Miners Fried in Game of Chicken

Bitcoin miners who’ve decided to stay in the game amid plunging prices may soon find that the well has run dry. A 70 percent price drop since the heady days of mid-December has cut profitability to the bone. With the cryptocurrency hitting $6,000 on Tuesday, only the biggest and most efficient can stay above water, but even these are balancing…

Indian government’s first blockchain project – Tamper proof degree certificates

The Indian central government is embarking on its first implementation of a blockchain-based solution in governance with digital certification of education degrees, which will be issued using the distributed computing technology starting with batches graduating in 2019. The trials with what will be the first implementation of IndiaChain, as the blockchain…

How to configure Heroku on Ubuntu 16.04.3 x64

credit: https://randomdrake.com/2012/10/15/deploying-an-existing-django-app-to-heroku-on-ubuntu-12-04/ Today, I purchased Ubuntu 16.04.3 x64 server running on DigitalOcean infrastructure. It’s not too different than the ones on premise: Configuring Heroku is quite straight-forward. After ssh-ing, run the following commands with sudo: wget https://cli-assets.heroku.com/heroku-cli/channels/stable/heroku-cli-linux-x64.tar.gz -O heroku.tar.gz tar -xvzf heroku.tar.gz mkdir -p /usr/local/lib /usr/local/bin List the content of the current directory with ls….

How to Sell Embarrassing Products

Executive Summary Consumers are more likely to buy embarrassing products when their embarrassment is mitigated by more-anonymous packaging. Specifically, consumers found products packaged in boxes with cool colors, small lettering, and a picture of the product to be more anonymous (and appealing) than products packaged in pumps or tubes with warm colors, medium or large…