Month: April 2022

A Purely Speculative List of Reasons Why Gina McCarthy Might Be Leaving the White House

A Purely Speculative List of Reasons Why Gina McCarthy Might Be Leaving the White House

Last night, Reuters reported that White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy plans to step down from her post as the country’s de facto climate czar, a Cabinet-level position whose creation was seen as a win by activists. McCarthy, a former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, quickly denied that she had resigned, calling such reports “simply …

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Marine Le Pen’s Climate Policy Has a Whiff of Ecofascism

Marine Le Pen’s Climate Policy Has a Whiff of Ecofascism

Later this month, the second round of runoffs will see a rematch between French President Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, standard-bearer of the far-right National Rally. Polls that once projected Macron comfortably winning in a head-to-head race with Le Pen have narrowed in recent weeks, leading many to contemplate what until recently seemed unthinkable. …

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BeReal Basics: How to Use the ‘Unfiltered’ Social Media App

BeReal Basics: How to Use the ‘Unfiltered’ Social Media App

A French social media platform launched by Alexis Barreyat in 2020, BeReal is attracting dedicated users on US college campuses after gaining popularity overseas. Essentially, BeReal sends users a prompt at a random time each day, urging them to snap a picture and send it to their friends. You only have two minutes to respond, …

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NASA to roll back its mega rocket after failing to complete countdown test

NASA to roll back its mega rocket after failing to complete countdown test

So Long Spring Launch — NASA has options for what to do next, but all will involve schedule delays. Eric Berger – Apr 17, 2022 3:10 am UTC Enlarge / The Space Launch System rocket rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building in mid-March, 2022. Trevor Mahlmann After three attempts to complete a critical fueling …

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Before Google kills free G Suite accounts, why not offer a family email plan?

Before Google kills free G Suite accounts, why not offer a family email plan?

Also, stop shutting down services, in general, we’re begging you — Apple and Microsoft sell custom domain email to consumers, but Google doesn’t. Ron Amadeo – Apr 15, 2022 9:06 pm UTC Some longtime Google users are facing a rough transition. In the early days of Google’s business-focused productivity service—first called “Google Apps for Your …

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Twitter board fights Musk takeover with unanimous adoption of poison pill

Twitter board fights Musk takeover with unanimous adoption of poison pill

Getty Images | Peter Dazeley Twitter’s board of directors approved a poison pill to prevent a hostile takeover in response to Elon Musk’s offer to buy the firm. “The company on Friday adopted a so-called poison pill that makes it difficult for him to increase his stake beyond 15 percent,” The Wall Street Journal wrote. …

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Quantum memristor: A memory-dependent computational unit

Quantum memristor: A memory-dependent computational unit

Quantum computing has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years. Indeed, once the big technology companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Google started showing an interest, I kind of stopped keeping track. Nevertheless, research on the basic elements of quantum computing continues and is, for me, more interesting than the engineering achievements of …

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