Jeff van Geete

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Google’s TensorFlow AI framework adds Swift and JavaScript support

Google today unveiled a slew of updates to its popular TensorFlow machine learning framework to make it useful for a wider variety of developers and give data scientists new ways to get started building AI models.<p>TensorFlow is one of the most popular programming frameworks developers can use to set …

Machine Learning

We'll Need Another 363 Years to Completely Revolutionise Earth's Energy Systems

But we're not giving up.<p>We're seeing some fantastic strides forward in renewable energy, but the problem is there's a lot of non-renewable energy to …

The legal battle to colonize Mars

International rules to protect outer space may not be enough to stop the United States.<p>“Very soon we’re going to Mars,” Trump told Marines this week …

The economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why he thinks the late Milton Friedman's ideas have contributed to rising inequality in the US

At the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget made the case why it's time for a "better capitalism."<p>The current state of inequality in the United States, he explained, is largely linked to a reaction to 1970s stagnation that has …

Economics

Python, argparse, and command line arguments

By onMarch 12, 2018 in Resources, Tutorials<p>Today we are going to discuss a fundamental developer, engineer, and computer scientist skill — <b>command</b> …

Abrupt shift in the observed runoff from the southwestern Greenland ice sheet

• E. M. Enderlin,<br>• I. M. Howat,<br>• S. Jeong,<br>• M.-J. Noh,<br>• J. H. van Angelen,<br>• M. R. van den Broeke<p>, An improved mass budget for the Greenland ice sheet.Geophys. …

‘We have been poisoning ourselves’: has ice analysis revealed the truth about lead?

Analysis of an ice core taken from the Swiss Alps together with records dating from the time of the Black Death have revealed that there is no “natural” level of lead in the air, researchers have claimed.<p>Once in the body, lead is known to have harmful impacts on health, from behavioural to …

Anthropology

Kite wind farms take off in UK as future of energy

These are awesome to behold.<p>The UK has just given the world’s first kite farm the green light. Does this mean we’re gliding forth into a new frontier …

Renewable Energy

How the ‘Hamilton Effect’ Distorts the Founders

Too often, we look to history not to understand it, but to seek out confirmation for our pre-existing beliefs. That’s a problem.<p>Even in an age of declining civic education, a basic understanding of the founding generation thankfully remains part of America’s secular catechism. Over the past decade, …

George Mason

Endorsing the Paris Agreement is Trump’s best opportunity for a big win

A 21st-century American infrastructure agenda depends on the Paris Agreement<p>There is only one part of President Trump’s agenda with real opportunity for a big win, right now, and that is infrastructure. And the Paris Agreement—the strongest ever signal pointing toward transformational …

Climate

Canada-EU Trade Deal Is a Model in Automation Era, Trudeau Says

The Canada-EU trade agreement is "a blueprint for future ambitious trade deals’’ in an age of automation where job security is threatened, Prime …

Canada

Black Voters Aren’t Turning Out For The Post-Obama Democratic Party

The special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is the first major test of the Democratic resistance to President Trump. In one sense, …

Immigrant Deaths in Private Prisons Explode Under Trump

A man killed himself after 19 days in solitary confinement, days before another man died of heart failure.<p>DALLAS—Men and women held by Immigrations …

Immigration

Trump's Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations

Angela Merkel has served formal notice that she will lead the German wandering away from the American alliance.<p>Seven years after the end of the Second World War, on the 10th of March 1952, the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the newly established Federal Republic …

Political Science

Senators run into obstacles, consider options on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the Republican health care bill?<p>Washington is fixated on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey and burgeoning investigations into possible connections between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.<p>But in closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are …

Health Care

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

LONDON (Reuters) - Friday's cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries and that number could grow when people return to work on Monday, the head of the European Union's police agency said on Sunday.<p>Cyber security experts say the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" …

Cybersecurity

Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order

VANG VIENG, Laos — Along the jungle-covered mountains of Laos, squads of Chinese engineers are drilling hundreds of tunnels and bridges to support a 260-mile railway, a $6 billion project that will eventually connect eight Asian countries.<p>Chinese money is building power plants in Pakistan to …

China

No Twee Here: A Tiny Home For the Pickiest Modern Design Fan

A lot of the tiny houses out there are very, very <i>cute</i>—sweet little peaked roof, petite double-hung windows, teeny tiny front porch. So what if you're …

Sofa

Unprecedented global cyberattack spread ransomware to five continents Video

Researchers stumbled upon kill switch to slow attack that used leaked NSA tools.