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Lessons I’ve Learned From My Career in Technology

After more than 30 years as an IT professional, I find it interesting that while a lot has changed, some things remain the same. Here’s some advice I’d like to offer to those starting out in their careers. Credit: 3Dgenerator via Adobe Stock A couple years ago, I experienced an exceptional milestone in my life.…

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Lessons learned on the plains of Afghanistan: Sen. Dick Durbin

Sen. Dick Durbin, Opinion contributor Published 4:00 a.m. ET May 2, 2021 Now, after the longest war in our history, America and its NATO allies are leaving after we lost sight of our original mission.“When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to…

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22 Things I Learned This Week That I Need To Share Because Of How Incredible They Are

6. The Kowloon Walled City, which was demolished in 1994 to make room for a park, was once the most densely populated place on Earth. Upward of 40,000 people, crammed into roughly 200 tightly packed towers, lived within an area that amounted to little more than a city block. It wasn’t just a living space; it…

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26 Things I Learned This Week That Are Mind-Blowing, Incredible, And 100% True

Buzz·Posted 11 minutes agoToday I learned that people can actually have themselves cryogenically frozen. 7. Cryonics is the act of freezing the dead in the hopes that science will someday become advanced enough to resurrect them. In Scottsdale, Arizona, there’s a place called Alcor Life Extension Foundation and they’re the self-proclaimed “world leader in cryonics,…

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Today I learned about Intel’s AI sliders that filter online gaming abuse

Intel’s Bleep announcement starts at the 27:24 mark in its GDC 2021 presentation. Last month during its virtual GDC presentation Intel announced Bleep, a new AI-powered tool that it hopes will cut down on the amount of toxicity gamers have to experience in voice chat. According to Intel, the app “uses AI to detect and…

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Today I learned BMW charges extra for a’don’t blind other people’ Applications Upgrade

When you typically think of luxury car features, do you envision rich leather seating and extravagant trim? Advanced cruise control and intelligent self-parking? Whatever you’re imagining, I’m betting “dim my headlights so I don’t blind other people” isn’t it. But not only has BMW used its “High Beam Assistant” as an upsell for well over…

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What Scientists Have Learned from 100 Years of Bird Banding

A rich archive of data has illuminated the secret lives of birds — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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5 things I learned while establishing my first media host

Sure, you can spend a fortune setting up a media server for your music and videos, but it turns out you don’t have to.

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5 Things Learned: Chelsea 2-0 Burnley

5 Things Learned: Chelsea 2-0 Burnley | Premier League Author: Publish date: Jan 31, 2021 Thomas Tuchel picked up his first win as a Chelsea manager as his side defeated Sean Dyche’s Burnley 2-0. In the early exchanges, Chelsea were in control but failed to convert their chances. It took until the fortieth minute for…

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We just learned a Thing about the Moon that Is pretty Difficult to Think

The effect that the Moon has on humans has long been debated, but new research suggests that it definitely affects our sleep. A new study published in Science Advances suggests that the phase of the Moon has a real, measurable effect on the amount of sleep we get, and when we feel tired. Participants in…