Mind Shift
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“We know that kids readily form in-group biases,” said Skinner. For example, if you take a group of kids and put half in the green group and half in the red group, kids will prefer members of their color group “even if it’s an entirely made-up thing in the lab.” Knowing this propensity to favor one’s “in-group” and knowing that children absorb nonverbal cues from adults as they try to understand other groups they encounter the question becomes: What are the messages we are communicating about people from different religious, racial or ethnic backgrounds? As the study notes, many preschoolers in the United States live in fairly homogeneous communities, limiting their exposure to different groups and their “opportunities to observe positive nonverbal signals demonstrated toward such people.” Because of this, even brief exposure to “biased nonverbal signals against one or two out-group members could result in generalized bias against that group.
Sky News
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Yes, so bearing in mind we've seen lots of failings from social services, lots of young children been let down in lots of ways, so this is nice, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence are providing some guidance where they want schools, for example, is to be more aware of the softer signs potentially of abuse.
ITV
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You can say that again. Who knew when we were making the film 18 months ago that it would resonate in such a way. This movie is certainly an example of how we seem to keep perpetuating the same thing over again with the same kinds of people in power wanting the same kinds of things.
Hackaday
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Each of the six videos are substantial (most are longer than 40 minutes) and [Robert] walks through the Verilog code, using the Xilinx tools, and simulation. There are more videos to go, but with about four hours of video in the can, you might want to get a head start and watch them now. If you've ever wanted to watch over someone's shoulder while they are doing a significant Verilog FPGA design, this is your chance. We've seen the end result done before . If you want a peek at how it is to build the CPU and all new tools, A2Z is a good example of that. Maybe someone will port Zork to it soon. Filed under: FPGA
BBC News 24
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For example, several deals in Australia, like the purchase of the station and energy grid, were abandoned. There are a few deals in Germany falling by the wayside. But deals China are on the price. More $7 billion has been invested in the mainland so far this year and that nearly double the same period last year.
SiteProNews
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“The best Facebook ads look and feel as relevant and timely in your News Feed as the posts you see from your friends.” – Mari Smith , Facebook marketing expert For better for worse, Facebook, like Google, is in a constant state of transformation. The company regularly implements new aspects and features to its platform; everything from live video broadcasting , to the newly unveiled marketplace . Case in point: Facebook Ads. Just when we think we’ve mastered the myriad of features, new developments arise. An example of this is Facebook’s recent decision to begin allowing marketers to advertise in the Instagrams Stories section . All throughout 2016, Facebook also pushed a slew of ad updates , augmentations, and alterations that helped marketers better target their audiences, create more compelling experiences, and track data in more meaningful ways.
SiteProNews
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So far, we humans have seen ourselves to be about more than just technology. That we are technological beings is one aspect of our humanity. Other key aspects of our humanity are, for example, that we are biological, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual beings, and that we are intelligent in more ways than technology creation and use. By intensifying our technology focus, we slowly trade off the role of the other defining human aspects in favor of technology’s role. The closer we align our speciesessence with technology’s essence, the more humanity’s non-technological aspects will fade away. As more of our basic human resources – like our time and attention, our curiosity and creativity, our ability to analyze or to cooperate – are absorbed by technology’s realities and evolution, the less they are directly available for all our non-technological aspects.
BBC News 24
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-- Sunni. Wherever you have a Sunni power, be it Turkey or Saudi Arabia, you will take the other side. Another example, Yemen. In 2014 the Shia, Houthis, you backing them and the Saudi-led coalition backing of course the forces of the internationally recognised government, we have this civil war where the Iranians are arming the Houthi rebels with weapons, ammunition and training them.
21stCenturyWire
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Not only is America suffering under the maliciously misleading fake news peddled by today’s “mainstreammedia; America and the world also have gravely suffered, at least since the mid-19 th Century, under an orthodox media that was — and remains — a weaponized menace to peace and social concord. There is hardly a more unsettling example of an early war-mongering media figure than famed editor Horace Greeley. Stepping back for a moment, it’s notable that the liberal-internationalist New York Times — unlike liberal-left street protestors who typically march against U.S. military intervention in foreign lands — has long interpreted liberalism quite differently on the geopolitical level. Our esteemednewspaper of recordspanning three centuries, has frequently used its pages to call for, justify or not seriously challenge claims made by governments as the pretext for highly questionable military interventions.
BBC World News
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TYT YouTube
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BMW Blog
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On the day you became a BMW owner, you knowingly committed to owning a premium car and the maintenance costs that come with it. But there’s a difference between being a responsible owner and mindlessly spending money on unnecessary items just because they’re assumed to be “premium.” A great example of this is fuel. While it’s commonly assumed that the performance heritage of your Bimmer’s engine grants it the right to sip only the finest gas, the truth is that in most BMW cars, you can get away with running regular and save a few pennies doing it. So how can you tell if your car qualifies, and what are the tradeoffs involved? Read on and learn, Bimmer brother! We Dont Need No StinkinOctane! To understand the pros and cons of premium fuel, you must first understand what makes it premium. Most regular fuel has an 87 or 88 octane rating. Premium fuel has a higher octane rating93 in most states or 91 in California, where God hates gearheads.
Voice Of America
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But the memo also calls for Homeland Security to provide an account of U.S. aid to Mexico, a possible signal that Trump plans to use that funding to get Mexico to accept the foreigners. Historically, the U.S. has quickly repatriated Mexican nationals caught at the border but has detained immigrants from other countries pending deportation proceedings that could take years. Tougher enforcement The memos do not change U.S. immigration laws, but take a far harder line toward enforcement. One example involves broader use of a program that fast-tracks deportations. It will now be applied to immigrants who cannot prove they have been in the United States longer than two years. It's unclear how many immigrants that could include. Since at least 2002 that fast deportation effort — which does not require a judge's order — has been used only for immigrants caught within 100 miles of the border, within two weeks of crossing illegally.
Washingtons Blog
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g. Visa, Mastercard, Vodafone, Citi. +++We learn, thus, that the start of the direct cooperation of the Gates Foundation with the Reserve Bank of India on digital payments coincides with the work of the Gates foundation in the President’s Global Development Council, which was to promote cooperation with foreign governments and the private sector with a view to US defense and commercial interests.+++ Bill Gates gave an example of the link between worldwide digitalization of payments (via the large US payment companies) and US security interests in his speech in 2015. Talking about the problem that overly strict rules for payment providers might do the opposite of the intended ( min 23 ): “If financial flows go into a digital system that the US is not connected to, it becomes much harder to find those transactions that you want to be aware of or you want to block.
Mashable
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Dating shows are full of deliciously awkward moments, and that's why we can't get enough. A recent episode of Australia's Married At First Sight ( yes, it's a real show in which people get married...at first sight) served up a classic example. SEE ALSO: Confessions of a Tinder Tourist: The rules of right-swiping abroad Let's set the scene: The date between Cheryl and Andrew takes place on a picturesque beach (rather nice), but the moment is hampered by a corny AF guitar serenade from Andrew, which we all know is a terrible omen on any date. We won't ruin the rest of it. You'll just have to watch. Read more... More about Married At First Sight , Television , Watercooler , Australia , and Watercooler
Google Research Blog
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Petrolicious
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Bruce McLaren should need no introduction, and once you know anything about him you'll only want to learn more. Universal Pictures seems to feel the same way —or at least they hope enough of us do —because they just released the trailer for their documentary, McLaren , on the man's extraordinary and tragically short life and his vast impact on racing and road cars. A talented, winning driver (he placed first overall at Le Mans in a GT-40 for example; it doesn't get much more pedigreed than that), a brilliant engineer, manager, and analyst, there really wasn't a corner of racing that he left untouched. McLaren is synonymous today with F1 championships, a period of utter dominance during the glory days of Can Am, and with the eponymous company's road cars like the legendary F1, but this film should provide some insight into how and why all that came to be. We're more than looking forward to this.
BBC News 24
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But it is only reaching those people who are well-informed, and who also have income to say I'm going to spend about £40 a month and if you considered the number of people quite young gay men for example still being diagnosed with HIV or perhaps £40 per month is quite a considerable barrier to them.
BBC News 24
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So a good example is breast cancer chemotherapy, where we're now testing a model where patients can now self-administer their own drugs in their own home. Elsewhere in the UK, there are differing approaches. In Scotland, there are hubs where GPs work alongside social services and pharmacists.
Politico
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Counterinsurgency When McMaster, by then a full colonel, led the 3 rd Armored Cavalry Regiment into the hardscrabble Iraqi city of Tel Afar in 2005, he encountered an insurgency and simmering civil war that, in many ways, was similar to the dynamic that stymied the U.S. military in Vietnam. Insurgents and jihadists gripped the city in a campaign of murder and intimidation. In an early preview of the counterinsurgency tactics that Gen. David Petraeus would soon use to bring Iraq back from the abyss of all-out civil war, McMaster deployed his troops in bases throughout Tel Afar, and focused on protecting the population. By the time his tour was finished, violence in the city was greatly reduced and cooperative relationships had been established with Iraqi military and civilian leaders. His efforts earned the notice of President George W. Bush, who held up Tel Afar as a shining example of U.
STV
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For example the pressures that there are on retail in competition with online businesses. There is a whole lot of different approaches we could take, but simply to hit businesses with the very large increases we have seen and then rush in at the last minute with a relief package is not a sensible way to do business.
Google Online Security Blog
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Adweek
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One of the great upside-down benefits of the internet is that it has magically expanded the reach of radio. It's now possible to hear about and listen to shows that not so long ago, would have been out of reach and off the radar. One such example is The General Store Variety Show, a weekly...
Mashable
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Watchable is hoping to get viewers hooked to its new series with one simple, age-old question: Would You Rather? The Comcast streaming video platform has launched a new series from The Cut called Dan and Dietrich Play Would You Rather. In it, the two dudes tackle "would you rather?" questions with twisted twist because once they've made their choice, they actually have to go through with the task, no matter how gross, humiliating or potentially damaging. For example: Would you rather eat the entire McDonald's menu deep fried or blended together into a smoothie? Take a poop in front of 10 strangers or live stream it? Get shot with a rubber bullet or get tased? Watch porn with your parents or fight an MMA fighter? Read more... More about The Cut , Would You Rather , Web Series , Watchable , and Entertainment