Caleb Jurgens, age 15, of Hopkinton, IA was a freshman at Monticello H.S. in Iowa. He played football. He was in FFA. His true passion in life was Farming. Caleb passed away May 21 from a tragic accident. His funeral was last Saturday, May 27. 2 days later at a local Tractor pic.twitter.com/JL6FnEyO8s
— Greg Peterson (@MachineryPete) June 4, 2023
Ford CEO Jim Farley explains why legacy auto software sucks.
To survive, legacy automakers will need to learn how to be software companies for the first time.
— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) June 5, 2023
— Viv (@battleangelviv) June 4, 2023
Riddled with confusion and guilt, Americans are handing out perfect Uber and Airbnb scores; ‘Don’t have to earn it anymore’
Thousands of early-career researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have kick-started the process of forming a union. They are calling on the agency — the world’s largest biomedical funder — to raise pay and improve benefits, as well as to bolster its policies and procedures on harassment and excessive workloads.
Historic Desktop User Interfaces (UX)
Soon after, Ken Thompson, together with me and others, first started work on Unix. Also soon after, AT&T, which still owned most of the Bell System, updated its logo (I doubt the events were related). The new logo just updated the image; corporate structure remained the same. The material published by us during the period up to 1984 used this Bell logo and the name “Bell Laboratories.”
But Ben Southwood has convinced me that France is rich because it gets the big things basically right. Housing supply there is freer: the overall geographic extent of Paris’s metropolitan area roughly tripled between 1945 and today, whereas London’s has grown only a few percent. Infrastructure is better: 29 French cities have trams, versus 11 here (likely one reason its second-tier cities are much more productive than Britain’s). It has nearly 12,000km of motorways versus around 4,000km here – and French motorways tend to be smoother and better kept (and three quarters are tolled, making congestion much less of a problem). Childcare is cheaper: about half the price per month, in part because they require half the staff. Energy is more abundant, as shown above. Because it gets those big four things right, it can afford to get a lot of other things wrong.
What are the best defunct products and overlooked innovations?
The AI firm that conducted ‘state surveillance’ of your social media posts. Logically won government contracts worth millions of pounds to monitor and flag items deemed to be false
But the Valley has slowly left the industrial battlefield – it has lost over 160,000 manufacturing positions over the past two decades. It bought into the idea that the unique genius of its financial and corporate culture would be enough for it to thrive and profit as production headed first to Japan, then China and, more recently, to other parts of North America. This is a familiar story. Consider, for example, how British industry lost its edge: the Industrial Revolution created a new class of tycoons; then the tycoons’ sons sought a return to the aristocratic past, eschewing dirty factories for elegant postings in the City or a relaxed life in their country estates. More recently, Detroit’s world-beating automotive industry squandered its technological and manufacturing advantages in a rush, pushed by Wall Street and its own financial managers, to earn easy profits from inferior products.
We are going from complex cars with simple software to simple cars with complex software. pic.twitter.com/sQUl8iIX2g
— Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) June 5, 2023
Virginia-based REIT Park Hotels & Resorts has opted to cease payments on a $725 million loan, as the SF Business Times reports today, essentially surrendering over 2,900 hotel rooms and hospitality facilities to its lender. This includes the 1,921-room Hilton San Francisco Union Square, which is San Francisco’s largest hotel, occupying an entire city block, and one of the country’s largest hotels outside of Las Vegas.
Discover some of the most significant changes to Apple Watch since its introduction as we tour the redesigned user interface and the new Smart Stack. Learn how Apple designers approached the design of watchOS 10 as we explore layout, navigation, and visual style, and find out how you can apply them to create a great app for Apple Watch.
I think the reason I keep writing these blog posts encouraging people to blog is that I love reading people’s personal stories about how they do stuff with computers, and I want more of them. For example, I started using a Mac recently, and I’ve been very annoyed by the lack of tracing tools like strace.
I am truly amazed by the Ukrainian Navy’s ability to sail undetected for 10k miles roundtrip & blow up the Nord Stream pipeline with their Navy Seals! I trust Washington Post & CIA, which assures me that this is totally plausible, despite Ukraine not having a functioning Navy. pic.twitter.com/tltR9DhoRA
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 6, 2023
Ohio cryptic lineage update.
We’ve made no progress identifying the individual, but we have learned a few things.
— Marc Johnson (@SolidEvidence) June 4, 2023
Soccer players are the new FX reserves.
— Tracy Alloway (@tracyalloway) June 8, 2023
The agency had advised people to ventilate indoor air before, but this is the first time a federal agency has set a target – five air changes per hour – for how much rooms and buildings should be ventilated.
My first moment with Vision Pro seeing the physical room viewed through the headset’s display in passthrough, I looked down at my own hands and it felt as if I was looking at them directly. This was a powerful moment, more powerful than any previous “first” I’d experienced in VR. I feel the need to reiterate. I was looking at my own hands reconstructed by a headset’s sensors and it felt as if I was looking at them directly.
Learn how to design great interactions for eyes and hands. We’ll share the design principles for spatial input, explore best practices around input methods, and help you create spatial experiences that are comfortable, intuitive, and satisfying.
The trend, partly because of smartphones and their small image sensors, is towards huge depth of field. I often get asked how to put everything up through infinity in focus with full frame cameras. Others ask me how to use focus stacking to put everything from one foot away through infinity in focus. I’m reluctant to answer either question because you basically take a 3D subject (reality) and make it even more into a very flat 2D construct (photo on wall). You’re erasing 3D cues if you keep trying to put everything in focus.
By far the gravest case of “mishandling” top secret docs was Obama CIA chief David Petraeus. He gave some of the US’s most sensitive secrets to his mistress to let her write a hagiography about him.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 9, 2023
“I know you may know, but people need to know and understand that most Canadian wildfire management agencies have fire “zonation” policies similar to Alaska.
This means in large… pic.twitter.com/xcPbg0g345
— The Hotshot Wake Up (@HotshotWake) June 8, 2023
Hollande is visibly keen on dessert but claims that he is indulging me by ordering his own chocolate tart. “I’m not letting Madame eat on her own.”
Arm created something that was “too convenient, too reliable and too cheap” for users to bother looking for an alternative.
The European Commission is proposing to hand them access to our sensitive, private medical records! The new law plans to streamline the sharing of medical records and information. For example, making it easier to share an MRI scan from a holiday injury with your GP at home. But as part of the same law, the EU plans to forfeit our right to privacy and undermine trust with our doctors.
Reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq earlier this year, Colby quoted Talleyrand: It was “worse than a crime: It was a blunder.” Like many other realist thinkers, such as Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, he regards the last several decades of idealist liberal foreign policy as one long chain of catastrophic blunders.
Excerpts from a 2016 amicus brief by the ACLU arguing the unconstitutionality of the Espionage Act. Get ready for lots of people to conveniently forget about all this pic.twitter.com/SoW1tMOtho
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 9, 2023
This is so incredibly powerful and should give us so much hope. The light of Jesus shining through these girls overpowers a sea of darkness
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) June 10, 2023
This is an SEC WEB PAGE about the howey test and tokens that often conflicts with what @SEC_Enforcement has said publicly. It's worth a read to get more clarity on what may or may not be a security https://t.co/m5E9V0Pd18
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) June 11, 2023