Carriers cut Asia-Europe calls at three Chinese ports

China’s largely export-based economic model remains a central case study in emerging market nation development. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Congestion at three Chinese ports — Shanghai, Shekou, and Dalian — has prompted carriers to adjust their service rotations by cutting a weekly Asia-Europe call to each in an effort to avoid delays. Maersk… Source: http://www.joc.com

December 27, 2017
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Source: Snap is developing a “Stories Everywhere” product, led by ex-News Corp. SVP, to make Stories available outside Snapchat, possibly through a web player (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

December 27, 2017

Alex Heath / Cheddar: Source: Snap is developing a “Stories Everywhere” product, led by ex-News Corp. SVP, to make Stories available outside Snapchat, possibly through a web player  —  Snapchat is developing a new product called “Stories Everywhere” with a goal of making Snapchat Stories available outside … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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As Facebook expands content moderation, contract workers describe the job of vetting porn, racism, and violence: high turnover, $13-$28/hour in Bay Area, more (Wall Street Journal)

December 27, 2017

Wall Street Journal: As Facebook expands content moderation, contract workers describe the job of vetting porn, racism, and violence: high turnover, $13-$28/hour in Bay Area, more  —  Social-media giants hire legions of contractors to hunt for pornography, racism and violence amid a torrent of posts and videos Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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That ’70s Show: the Conference That Predicted the Future of Work

theodp writes: Over at Wired, Leslie Berlin writes about Futures Day at the 1977 Xerox World Conference, an invitation-only demonstration of the Alto personal computer system developed at Xerox PARC. It’s an excerpt from Troublemakers: How a Generation of Silicon Valley Upstarts Invented the Future. Both Berlin’s book and Brian Dear’s recent The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture are shedding…

December 27, 2017
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We Should Be Cautious When Building Evolutionary Algorithms

December 27, 2017

To benefit from the work I put into my typography, read natively at: We Should Be Cautious When Building Evolutionary Algorithms. — A while back I wrote that Evolutionary Algorithms Could be More Significant Than Machine Learning. The reason for this is that they keep improving towards a specific goal, without additional input, by leveraging the powers of evolution, i.e., reproduction, variation, heritability, and differential success. Reinforcement Learning is considered…

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We Should Be Cautious When Building Evolutionary Algorithms

December 27, 2017

To benefit from the work I put into my typography, read natively at: We Should Be Cautious When Building Evolutionary Algorithms. — A while back I wrote that Evolutionary Algorithms Could be More Significant Than Machine Learning. The reason for this is that they keep improving towards a specific goal, without additional input, by leveraging the powers of evolution, i.e., reproduction, variation, heritability, and differential success. Reinforcement Learning is considered…

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Shippers’ transport concern is capacity, not price

The US economy is strengthening – something that’s likely to increase demand for transport services. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Capacity, not price, is king once again, at least temporarily, as shippers sweat to find and secure space for their freight on highways and rails in 2018. Beyond normal seasonal fluctuations, there’s little… Source: http://www.joc.com

December 27, 2017
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Instagram begins rolling out a Recommended For You section that highlights 3-5 posts liked by followed accounts (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

December 27, 2017

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Instagram begins rolling out a Recommended For You section that highlights 3-5 posts liked by followed accounts  —  Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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If Dogs Can Smell Cancer, Why Don’t They Screen People?

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a Scientific American report: Dogs can be trained to be cancer-sniffing wizards, using their sensitive noses to detect cancerous fumes wafting from diseased cells. This sniffing is noninvasive and could help diagnose countless people, which begs the question: If these pups are so olfactorily astute, why aren’t they screening people for cancer right now? Here’s the short answer: Dogs do well in engaging…

December 27, 2017
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Busan’s 20 million TEU threatens Hong Kong’s global rank

The Port of Busan handles 75 percent of South Korea’s annual container traffic. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Throughput at the Port of Busan broke the 20 million TEU mark for the first time ever, threatening the No. 5 ranking of Hong Kong, once the world’s top port. Busan could become the fifth-largest port… Source: http://www.joc.com

December 27, 2017
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