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I'm not sure I'd trust this guy. Left Rackspace, bad-mouthed them. Sold company to IBM, and airs the dirty laundry. Wary be the companies that deal with his new startup.
One-time IBM SoftLayer chief Lance Crosby's new security startup has reached 30,000 customers, $150 million raised and made four acquisitions all before its public launch. Now StackPath is ready to announce itself in a big way.
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Cultural fit. This is my concern that hiring for cultural fit is the remake of the good old boys club with new membership. The call is for diversity but this seems to be trying to create another monoculture. This is another data point that can be used to filter out certain cultures instead of including them all.
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Reminds me of 1984 by Orwell. I'm all for diversity but it is about more than gender and race. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were diverse even though they were both old white men. I fear we are creating an environment where people are placed in buckets based on appearance. More importantly a workplace that doesn't allow diversity of opinion and where saying something unapproved ruins a career.
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This isn't different from the bomb dropping drones the government uses internationally. This is a remote controlled robot. It could have been an r/c toy with a bomb attached.

If it is an autonomous robot that decided to use lethal force on its own, then you have a story.
Dallas' chief of police says his department rigged an explosive device to a robot to take out a suspect. "Other options would have exposed our officers to great danger," he says.
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Ships and trains are some of the best options for remote control, and eventually autonomous operations. Much easier than self driving cars.
Rolls-Royce has unveiled its vision for shore-based control centres that will, they believe, one day be used to remotely monitor and control entire flotillas of unmanned ships. The company is now accelerating plans to build a project demonstrator...
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I may be old, disliking change, and fearing a different future than I grew up with and lived my adult life. While my first computer was a proprietary Atari 800, the open architecture by accident IBM PC came soon after. It was a taken that you could buy a bunch of parts and have a computer. With Linux and other free software you can build nearly anything the largest companies do. But building your own smart phone, or cloud computing infrastructure you are getting the allusion of freedom but are locked into someone else's infrastructure.

Has to be a way to keep the freedom to innovate outside someone else's sandbox.
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Yup, you really do get roped in.
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It is as always a question of when human life begins. Would people accept embryo transfer to a container as an alternative to abortion? 
Researchers kept human embryos alive in a laboratory for a record 13 days, a breakthrough which sheds light on the question of how long such experiments should last.
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Australian submarine replacement and the political pressures to make a decision. Interesting choice, supposedly based on merit of a French nuclear design, converted to diesel and AIP. My guess is DCNS has better military sales guys than the Japanese consortium.
The announcement last week that Australia will replace its aging submarine fleet with Shortfin Barracuda submarines from France is an enormous missed opportunity, not only for Australia, but also for its most important allies, Japan and the United States.
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While I read this because of the tech, the most fascinating part of the article is the short mention of organic farming, the dangers of manure as a fertilizer, and the use of radiation in the process. Like many things, organic is more marketing than health benefit.
This 1980s-era “gene gun” fired the shot heard around the world
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Here in NC we have organic tobacco farmers. Let that sink in for a minute.
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This is a nice analysis of the ML market.
Ever since the late 1950s, when pioneering IBM researcher Arthur Samuel trained the world's first self-learning computer to play a mean game of checkers, the future has promised a widespread emergence of intelligent machines. That future is here. Machine learning, the computing methodology ...
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Open source farming. With a greenhouse this could pay for itself but that isn't the point right now.
Developed by a team from California, this machine plants seeds, pulls weeds and waters plants individually
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Sometimes it is the subtile improvement that proves game changing. Half a decade from now, this could be powering the Raspberry Pi.
Defense Department-funded researchers at the University of California, Davis and IBM have built a 1,000-processor chip that they say is the most energy-efficient many-core processor ever built.
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The issue here isn't the relatively mild guidance accommodating transgender students, but the generational change, starting with Jimmy Carter in 1976 with federal funding of education. With money comes control, and the inevitable march to marginalizing local control. 40 years from almost no influence to near total control.

Schools must allow transgender bathrooms, Department of Education says
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/12/feds-schools-transgender-bathrooms-letter-title-ix/84311104/

The guidance letter has wide-ranging implications for more than 16,500 schools that receive federal funding.
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Walked in on a Saturday and first thing out of mouth was they were closing in 10 minutes. Model trains are an expensive hobby and I like to support local shops when I travel. Guess they do well enough not to care.
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