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  • Cryptographic keys work in pairs. There is a public key and a private key. A user can sign (encrypt) an email or file with their private key and it can be validated as belonging to that person by being decrypted with the public key.

     

  • Why? Xi Jinping must be worried about war. Given the uncertainty over China’s ability to defuse or win an armed clash at sea — particularly against the more advanced US or Japanese navies — China’s leadership no longer sees tactical recklessness as the tool for strategic assertiveness. Thus Beijing has quietly ordered its military to play it safe. In the past two years, China has reversed its earlier opposition to rules-based agreements that reduce misperceptions, open crisis management channels and regulate the conduct of opposing vessels.

  • A Decentralized autonomous organizations (“DAO”) is a new type of organization, best comparable to a digital company, but without an attached legal entity. Made from irrefutable computer code, it is operated entirely by its community, which backs its future growth by purchasing DAO tokens using ETH, the fuel of the Ethereum network.

  • Having coined the phrase "China virus" to depict the impact of Beijing's mercenary approach to international relations, He says he worries about Xi's hardline domestic policies spreading outside China's borders and dealing a blow to democratic values across the globe.

  • IN LITTLE more than a decade, starting in 1965, Asia suffered four man-made catastrophes apart from the Vietnam war; altogether they cost millions of lives. China endured the Cultural Revolution. Bangladesh was born amid horror and mass slaughter. In Cambodia Pol Pot’s Khmers Rouges inflicted genocide on their own countrymen. And in Indonesia hundreds of thousands of suspected communist sympathisers died in 1965-66 as the then General Suharto consolidated what was to become a 32-year dictatorship. None of these disasters has been subject to a thorough public accounting, let alone a truth-and-reconciliation process. Of the four, however, Indonesia’s has been the least examined at home. Unlike the others, it has remained a taboo topic; its survivors still suffer censorship, discrimination and persecution.

     

  • “Quite frankly … when I met with all the heads of each of those groups, it raises the question for me: Why is all of this being done separately?” he said. “Why is so much money being spent when, if it’s aggregated, everyone acknowledges the answers would come more quickly?”

     

  • I have lived in Canada and the US. Most of the smart Chinese people in Canada are from Hong Kong originally and most of the smart Chinese people in the US are from Taiwan. It feels like Hong Kong and Taiwan have good gene pools and I came from an inferior gene pool.

    I have lived in Canada and the US. Most of the smart Chinese people in Canada are from Hong Kong originally and most of the smart Chinese people in the US are from Taiwan. It feels like Hong Kong and Taiwan have good gene pools and I came from an inferior gene pool.

    I have lived in Canada and the US. Most of the smart Chinese people in Canada are from Hong Kong originally and most of the smart Chinese people in the US are from Taiwan. It feels like Hong Kong and Taiwan have good gene pools and I came from an inferior gene pool.
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    • Meanwhile, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say they’ve found that open-source machine learning tools are as good as — or better than — humans in extracting crucial meaning from free-text (unstructured) pathology reports and detecting cancer cases. The computer tools are also faster and less resource-intensive.

       

    • The security measures cost some 16 million crowns, which corresponds to visits by others significant foreign politicians, the police chief said.

       

    • “Think of 100,000 years ago when we were hunter-gatherers. After the hunt we would joke around, dance, play, flirt at the campfire. That’s the basic model of who we are,” he said.

       

    • “Think of 100,000 years ago when we were hunter-gatherers. After the hunt we would joke around, dance, play, flirt at the campfire. That’s the basic model of who we are,” he said.

       

    • humans are still naturally programmed to like face-to-face interactions and tangible value.

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    • I’ve spent my career working in some of the world’s most advanced hospitals, and now chair Harvard Medical School’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. I can tell you with assurance that the use of team technology in the American health care system lags decades behind the seamless coordination that Minecraft players take for granted.

       

    • On songfile.com, the steps to follow were simple: I clicked the  "Song Search" link (note their browser requirements), entered the title of one  of the songs I covered, and searched their database for the types of licenses  available. Upon selecting the "mechanical license" option, I was asked the following  multiple-choice questions (my answers appear in parentheses):

          

    • But the episode also underscored the large gaps that exist in China’s oversight of hazardous materials. While China has made strides in publicizing air and groundwater pollution data in recent years, it still does not provide data on local soil pollution or require companies to publicly list which substances they discharge as waste, a departure from international standards.

    • If the title hasn't already piqued your interest, its thesis surely will. The thesis is wild, bold, and original, but makes an eerie amount of sense. If true, it would be a revolution — and I don't use the term lightly — in how we understand the evolution of music, cooperation, warfare, and even religion.

       

    • At its most basic, a router is just a device that accepts packets on one interface and forwards them on to another interface that gets those packets closer to their eventual destination. That's not what most of us are really thinking when we think of "a router" in the sense of something we'll plug into our home or office to get to the Internet, though. What do we need to have before any homebrew device looks like a router?

       

      • Worldwide, suicide rates are highest among people over 70. But in rural China, experts call the rising suicide rate among elderly people—now about 47 per 100,000 people—a public health crisis. The epidemic's roots lie in the unraveling of traditional family life in China. As economic development and urbanization lure able-bodied young people out of villages and into China's massive migrant workforce, many elderly people are left behind to fend for themselves. Beginning next year, the central government will gradually hike the official retirement age—a move that could help many seniors feel less isolated and more valuable to society. But those who study China's elderly say much more must be done.

        • January 2016 - On January 5, the Wikimedia Foundation announced the addition of Arnnon Geshuri, Vice President of Human Resources at Tesla Motors, to its Board of Directors.[309] The appointment was controversial among Wikipedia editors due to his prior role as Senior Director of Human Resources and Staffing at Google, where he was involved with a "no cold call" arrangement between tech companies that ended with action by the Department of Justice.[310] Nearly 300 editors signed a vote of no confidence, urging his removal from the Board.[311][312][313] On January 27, board president Patricio Lorente announced Geshuri would step down.[314]
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    • The Open Science Framework is an online tool built to facilitate the public sharing of scientific effort. One feature we provide to our users is the ability to connect external storage providers (e.g. Dropbox, GoogleDrive, GitHub) to their projects to make it easier to create, move, and share data with others. To abstract this process, we have written an asynchronous storage provider abstraction service called WaterButler. WaterButler allows us to interact with our supported providers through a single consistent interface. For this grant, we want a WaterButler provider that will implement this interface for git repositories hosted on GitLab.com as well as an OSF add-on that will allow users to connect their GitLab account to their OSF account and link individual repositories to their OSF projects. The user should then be able to use the file browser within a project to create new folders, upload files, move files between storage providers, and delete files and folders.

        

    • Tracking service Nielsen Service said that The Life of Pablo sold the equivalent of 94,000 copies in the week though Thursday, 70 per cent through streaming - the fast-growing sector of unlimited, on-demand music online.

       

    • Google Chromebook Pixel 2 charger WILL work to charge the new Dell XPS 13. Hope this helps other people! If you have a new Nexus device or new TYPE C device and also have an XPS 13 get this charger. (20V/12V/5V/3A)
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