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National Park Service 'regrets' harsh retweets about Trump

(Photo: Jasper Colt, Jasper Colt-USA TODAY)<p>The National Park Service said it "regrets" sharing two stories on Twitter Friday that appeared critical of President Donald Trump's inauguration.<p>"We regret the mistaken RTs from our account yesterday and look forward to continuing to share the beauty and …

Outdoors

On first day in the White House bubble, no mention of protesters outside

The chanting and cheering could be heard Saturday from the White House lawn.<p>And, if one craned their neck over a shrub or two, the protest signs, in pink and yellow and white, could be seen barely a block away from the West Wing driveway — bobbing along with a slow-moving mass of human bodies, …

The White House

Google's AI Learns How To Code Machine Learning Software — Bad News For Programmers?

<i>Short Bytes: A team of researchers at Google Brain AI research group has created an AI system that has designed its own machine learning software.</i> …

On His First Day in Office, Trump Raises Taxes on Middle-Class Homebuyers

In one of the first official acts of his presidency, Donald Trump has increased taxes on a million middle-class homebuyers.<p>The Department of Housing …

Taxes

Trump Announces End To Climate And Pollution Rules As A First Act

President Donald Trump announced he would end the Obama administration’s climate plan and water pollution rules in one of the first acts of his presidency.<p>The White House webpage flipped to a new owner with the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday, and among Trump’s first acts was …

Environment

Building a Billion User Load Balancer

11:00 am-11:45 amPatrick Shuff, Facebook<i>Patrick Shuff is a production engineer on the traffic team at Facebook. His team's responsibilities include</i> …

DevOps

33 iOS open source libraries that will dominate 2017.

Hello, <b>iOS developers</b>! My name is Paweł, and I am an independent iOS developer and author of the 🚀 <b>Enter Universe</b>.<p>Almost two years ago I published 27 …

NHTSA’s full final investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot shows 40% crash rate reduction

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its full findings following the investigation into last year’s fatal crash involving a driver’s use of Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. The report clears Tesla’s Autopilot system of any fault in the incident, and in fact …

Tesla

Stepping into math: Open-sourcing our step-by-step solver

<i>[fork us on</i> <i>GitHub</i><i>!]</i><p>Our mission at Socratic is to “make learning easy”. Our app lets you take a picture of a homework question, and we teach you how …

Programming

Rogue Scientists Race to Save Climate Data from Trump

At 10 AM the Saturday before inauguration day, on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania, roughly 60 hackers, …

Climate Change

A First Look at TEEN TITANS’ New Animated Film

The <i>Teen Titans</i> have had their ups and downs over the years in DC Comics, going from a second-tier novelty title–as our own Eric Diaz investigated–to …

Justice League

The Rock Is Getting His Own BLACK ADAM Solo Film

For nearly 10 years, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has expressed his passion for the role of Black Adam in the upcoming <i>Shazam</i> film from New Line Cinema. …

Entertainment

Kristen Stewart (yes, that Kristen Stewart) just released a research paper on artificial intelligence

Hollywood has used the concept of artificial intelligence in films for decades. Now, one A-lister is trying to use AI to make art, instead of just inspire it.<p>Kristen Stewart is most well-known for her star role in the massively successful (and massively mocked) <i>Twilight</i> movies. Less well-known is …

Computer Science

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software

Google and others think software that learns to learn could take over some work done by AI experts.<p>Progress in artificial intelligence causes some …

Software Engineering

Building and publishing my first Facebook Messenger chatbot

Step 1<p>Creating an app and linking it to a fanpage<p>This is quite straightforward. First you access the “Facebook Developers” dashboard and create a new …

PHP

Communication patterns in a Microservice world

Ok, so you drank the microservice kool-aid and that’s everything you intend to do from now on. By the time you implement your second service (or even …

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and A.I.

by Zacharias Voulgaris<p>What is the relationship between these two fields and how is it expected to evolve in the years to come?<p>Natural Language …

Data Science

AI predicts when heart will fail

<b>Artificial intelligence can predict when patients with a heart disorder will die, according to scientists.</b><p>The software learned to analyse blood tests and scans of beating hearts to spot signs that the organ was about to fail.<p>The team, from the UK's Medical Research Council, say the technology could …

Computer Science

A “300-calorie,” gut-busting burrito earns Chipotle a new lawsuit

The restaurant chain’s chorizo burrito packs more calories than some thought.<p>Oh, Chipotle. In 2015 and early 2016, the Colorado-based restaurant …

Google Infrastructure Security Design Overview | Google Infrastructure Security Design Overview | Google Cloud Platform

<i>The content contained herein is correct as of January 2017, and represents the status quo as of the time it was written. Google’s security policies</i> …

Ars Technica - A broadband bill by any other name (but...

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Cryptography

Last Updated: 9/19/2016<p>[ Updated for UWP apps on Windows 10. For Windows 8.x articles, see the archive ]<p>The article provides an overview of the …

Programming

Game Theory reveals the Future of Deep Learning

If you’ve been following my articles up to now, you’ll begin to realize, what’s apparent to many advanced practitioners of Deep Learning (DL), is the …

Software Engineering

Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents, study says

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) — Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.<p>With a median household income of $40,581, …

Jason Chaffetz Doesn’t Care About Ethics

Rep. Jason Chaffetz at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C. This is a man who cannot be shamed.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It …

Government

The big problem with Cory Booker’s reasoning for voting down low-cost imported medicine

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker came under attack after his Wednesday night vote against allowing the importation of cheaper drugs from Canada …

GOP Deficit Hypocrisy on Obamacare Repeal Vote Matters

The Obamacare repeal vote shows once again that Republicans want to spend money on all the wrong things.

Anxious lawmakers to GOP leaders: What’s the plan to replace Obamacare?

House Republican leaders attempted to quell concerns of a skittish rank and file before a key vote Friday to begin unwinding the Affordable Care Act.<p>The assurances came after lawmakers across the GOP’s ideological divides sounded anxious notes this week about advancing legislation that would repeal …

U.S. Congress

Spy chief's move for Trump detente is derailed, via tweet

The president-elect provides a very different readout of his call with James Clapper in a move that one former CIA official calls a ‘hardening of positions.’<p>Updated 01/12/17 01:41 PM EST<p>A top U.S. intelligence official tried this week to make peace with Donald Trump.<p>But the president-elect isn't …

U.S. Politics

FBI, Justice Department to be investigated over Clinton probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department's internal watchdog announced Thursday it has launched a probe into the department and the FBI's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.<p>The announcement, which was expected, comes after criticism of the Justice …

Government