Why Warren Buffett Is Poorer Than Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s soaring stock price isn’t the only reason 34-year-old Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than 87-year-old Warren Buffett. An anonymous reader quotes Inc: There’s another, more important reason that Zuckerberg is now worth more: Buffett has been doing a great job of giving his money away, something that he, Zuckerberg, Gates, and most of the world’s most well-known billionaires have pledged to do. Buffett has given Berkshire Hathaway stock now…

July 7, 2018
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Giant Tesla Battery Project Now Proposed For Silicon Valley

Digital Trends reports: Tesla’s largest-ever Powerpack installation may be coming to Northern California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) applied to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval for a utility-owned 182.5 MW energy storage farm using Tesla Powerpacks at the company’s energy storage site in Moss Landing… The Tesla project, however, would have an expansion capacity of 1.1 GW. The storage projects’ purpose is to help keep electrical power…

July 7, 2018
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Controversial Police Facial Recognition Test Fails to Recognize Anyone in London

Police officers have just begun testing facial recognition software in London. Slashdot reader Bruce66423 reports: After all the concern about the [first] trial, it appears to have been a bust. “Police have admitted that no one was arrested during a trial of controversial facial recognition technology, which sparked privacy and human rights concerns,” reports the Independent. On the other hand, this may lead us to get to get complacent about…

July 7, 2018
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Police ‘Facial Recognition’ Test Fails to Recognize Anyone in London

Police officers have just begun testing facial recognition software in London. Slashdot reader Bruce66423 reports: After all the concern about the [first] trial, it appears to have been a bust. “Police have admitted that no one was arrested during a trial of controversial facial recognition technology, which sparked privacy and human rights concerns,” reports the Independent. On the other hand, this may lead us to get to get complacent about…

July 7, 2018
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Floating Between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres May Have More Water Than Earth

This week NASA’s Dawn space probe swooped within 22 miles of the surface of Ceres, the dwarf planet that’s the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. NASA’s JPL reports: In more than three years of orbiting Ceres, Dawn’s lowest altitude before this month was 240 miles (385 kilometers), so the data from this current orbit bring the dwarf planet into much sharper focus… “[T]he results are…

July 7, 2018
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The GNOME Foundation Is Hiring

“The GNOME Foundation is pleased to be able to offer paid employment to exceptional people who have the drive to help us complete our mission,” reads a new announcement. Gnome.org explains: Today, July 6th 2018, the GNOME Foundation has announced a number of positions it is recruiting for to help drive the GNOME project and Free Software on the desktop. As previously announced, this has been made possible thanks to…

July 7, 2018
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Winklevoss’ Gemini crypto exchange adds Robert Cornish, ex-NYSE CIO, as its first CTO, the latest in a wave of Wall Street executives joining crypto startups (Liz Moyer/CNBC)

July 7, 2018

Liz Moyer / CNBC: Winklevoss’ Gemini crypto exchange adds Robert Cornish, ex-NYSE CIO, as its first CTO, the latest in a wave of Wall Street executives joining crypto startups  —  – At NYSE, he was chief information officer, leading the Big Board’s technology team as it overhauled electronic trading. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Winklevoss’ Gemini crypto exchange adds Robert Cornish, ex-NYSE CIO, as its first CTO, the latest in a wave of Wall Street executives joining crypto startups (Liz Moyer/CNBC)

July 7, 2018

Liz Moyer / CNBC: Winklevoss’ Gemini crypto exchange adds Robert Cornish, ex-NYSE CIO, as its first CTO, the latest in a wave of Wall Street executives joining crypto startups  —  – At NYSE, he was chief information officer, leading the Big Board’s technology team as it overhauled electronic trading. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Open Offices Make You Less Open

Why do companies deploy open office layouts? A major justification is the idea that removing spatial boundaries between colleagues will generate increased collaboration and smarter collective intelligence. Cal Newport: As I learned in a fascinating new study, published earlier this week in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, there was good reason to believe that this might be true. As the study’s authors, Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, note”…

July 7, 2018
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Open Offices Make You Less Open

Why do companies deploy open office layouts? A major justification is the idea that removing spatial boundaries between colleagues will generate increased collaboration and smarter collective intelligence. Cal Newport: As I learned in a fascinating new study, published earlier this week in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, there was good reason to believe that this might be true. As the study’s authors, Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, note”…

July 7, 2018
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