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AMD's 2nd-generation Ryzen - The ultimate desktop processor

In 2017, AMD shook up the processor market with Ryzen. Now the 2nd-generation chips look set do the same in 2018.<p>For pretty much a decade, the …

Computer Hardware

Why Do Trump’s Defenders Assume He’s Guilty?

With friends like these, the president should probably reconsider his messaging strategy.<p>The presumption of innocence is essential to the American legal system. Sometimes prosecutors and the press need to be reminded of this. It’s not as often that the allies of a defendant, or even a prospective …

Donald Trump

Police Kill Black Man With Barrage of Bullets Outside California Walmart

The police in a small inland California city are facing criticism after they opened fire on a car in a Walmart parking lot this month, killing the black man who had been driving and injuring one of his three passengers.<p>Video of the shooting in Barstow, recorded by a pedestrian and later posted by a …

Law Enforcement

How to Work for a Leader You Don't Believe In

A bad leader doesn't have to beat down a great person.<p>It is a sad truth that you never have to look far to find someone working for a leader they don't believe in. (It may even be you.) People lose faith in leaders for lots of reasons: broken trust, lack of confidence, or just plain disagreement.<p>If …

Self-help

Jordan Peele’s simulated Obama PSA is a double-edged warning against fake news

This deepfaked warning against deepfakes almost makes its point too well.<p>Jordan Peele just used deepfakes — the nightmarish dystopian tool we last saw being used to generate fake celebrity porn — to deliver the deepest fake of them all.<p>The <i>Get Out</i> director teamed up with his brother-in-law, BuzzFeed …

Jordan Peele

Mitch McConnell is inviting a constitutional crisis

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday afternoon:<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary …

Donald Trump

Microsoft Office 2019 kills off OneNote desktop app in favor of Windows 10 version

Microsoft is planning to launch Office 2019 later this year, and the company is changing the way OneNote is bundled. The note taking app currently has a desktop version included in Office 2016, and a separate Universal Windows App for Windows 10. Microsoft is replacing the desktop version of …

Microsoft Office

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

‘Yup, shot him in the head’: N.Y. ex-deputy’s ‘double life’ led to slaying, prosecutors allege

The call hit the 911 dispatch in Wyoming County as evening fell on March 7. A man requested police at his house at 5:42 p.m. He had shot someone. The 911 operator had reason to recognize the voice.<p>It was Joseph Mlyniec. For more than two decades, Mlyniec, 60, had served as a patrol deputy with the …

Crime

The GOP ‘Has Become the Caricature the Left Always Said It Was’

Jennifer Rubin has become a leading voice for a group of conservative intellectuals who don’t fit comfortably in either political party—and sees the party she left behind as ‘immoral’ and ‘anti-American.’<p><i>Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here.</i> | <i>Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>Hours after Paul …

Political Science

Diante Yarber: Police kill black father with barrage of bullets in Walmart parking lot

The killing of the 26-year-old, who is believed to have been unarmed, is being called a brutal case of excessive police force<p>California police fired what sounded like more than 30 bullets at a packed car in a shopping store parking lot, killing a black father of three and injuring a young woman in …

Law Enforcement

A teen missed the bus to school. When he knocked on a door for directions, a man shot at him.

The 14-year-old was walking to high school after sleeping late and missing the bus when he decided to ask a neighbor for directions.<p>It was a banal request, but it nearly got the student from Rochester Hills, Mich., killed Thursday.<p>The woman who opened the door after Brennan Walker, who is black, …

Crime

Pain is the reward: Here’s what pundits keep getting wrong about Trump and his supporters

Trump’s voters are suffering. They still love him. Mainstream journalists lack any understanding of this pathology<p>Donald Trump is not a real populist. His plans and those of his Republican allies--both already enacted and in the future--will further hollow out the social safety net, give even more …

Psychology

The Fallen Heroes Who Went to Vietnam in John Bolton’s Place

They all had the same birthday and same draft number. But while the now-hawkish national security adviser rode out the war in safety, these brave …

U.S. Dept. of State

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

Motivation

A dead sperm whale was found with 64 pounds of trash in its digestive system

A young male sperm whale that was found dead off the coast of Spain had 64 pounds (29 kilograms) of garbage in its digestive system.<p>The 33-foot whale's carcass surfaced in February near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos on Spain’s southeastern coast. A necropsy revealed that the animal had trash bags, …

Digestion

The midlife doldrums are a social crisis. Now there’s momentum for some radical fixes.

“I think what we’re seeing,” Marc Freedman told me when I interviewed him one summer day, “right in front of our nose, is the emergence of a new period of life.”<p>Freedman is in his late 50s and lives and works in San Francisco. As the founder and CEO of a nonprofit called Encore.org, he sees his job …

Middle Age

Scott Pruitt’s ethics problems are conservative ideology in action

Republicans like him because of the scandals, not despite them.<p>Scott Pruitt is corrupt in ways that are practically too numerous to detail. He’s pushed to misuse agency funds on over-investing in his own personal security. He’s inappropriately demoted or reassigned career agency personnel who …

Scott Pruitt

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Aren't Going to Protect Robert Mueller

The special counsel's investigation threatens the Trump presidency. It threatens the Republican Party's agenda, too.<p>The revelation that the FBI raided the New York offices of longtime Trump lawyer and noted hush money dispensary Michael Cohen on Monday has sent our president into another one of his …

Donald Trump

This kind of shooting happens every day in America — and we usually ignore it

It’s not what much of the public would consider a mass shooting. But overall, it represents a much deadlier form of gun violence.<p>Kimson Green, 17, was a month away from being inducted into the National Honor Society. But on Sunday afternoon, he and three others were caught in a shooting in the …

Guns

Do You Have “Advantage Blindness”?

No one wants to think they got to the top through an unfair advantage. You want to feel that you’ve earned it — that your hard work and carefully honed skills have paid off.<p>But the evidence on diversity in the workplace is conclusive: There are lots of people held back by bias. And that means that …

Feminism

U.S. Was Winning War Against China's Intellectual Property Theft

Then Trump took office.<p>Twelve years ago, the Chinese put my brother-in-law, Frank Williams, out of business. Frank was one of the last costume jewelry designers in Providence, R.I., a city where costume jewelry had once been a major industry. His small company, which he’d owned since 1978, had been …

Intellectual Property

Intel’s Hades Canyon NUC is a tiny gaming powerhouse

We called Intel's last NUC the future of tiny desktops. And with this latest model, the Hades Canyon NUC, that's truer than ever. It has just about everything you'd want in a desktop, thanks to a single chip that houses Intel's eighth-generation Core i7 CPU and AMD's RX Vega M GPU. This is one of …

Computer Hardware

'Those Kids Aren't Getting Educated'

<b>The film on Kevin Durant</b> as he left Montrose Christian School for the University of Texas, in 2006, reflected a talented teenager full of potential. He had a reach like Stretch Armstrong but no true position. He could shoot from all over the court but had to narrow his shot selection to optimize …

Basketball

Sunsama is a Calendar-Based Trello For Your To-Do List

A few years ago I discovered Trello, and how I organize things hasn’t been the same since. If you’re not familiar, Trello is a digital tool that …

Project Management

This Little-Known 401(k) Trick Can Open the Floodgates to Roth IRA Savings

Go beyond well-known strategies to boost your savings -- if your employer does one simple thing.<p>There's a retirement crisis in the U.S., with …

Retirement

Israel facing questions after sniper kills Palestinian journalist wearing a vest marked 'Press'

The Israeli military was facing widespread questions on Saturday over why its snipers killed a Palestinian journalist who was wearing body armour clearly marked with a “Press” sign.<p>Yaser Murtaja, 30, was shot in the side on Friday afternoon while covering protests along the Gaza border and later …

Israel

He was wearing a vest marked ‘PRESS.’ He was shot dead covering a protest in Gaza.

GAZA CITY — Yaser Murtaja had often filmed from the sky, but he never lived to fulfill his dream of flying on an airplane through the clouds.<p>The young journalist shot drone images and video for Ain Media, a small Gaza-based news agency he started five years ago. Just two weeks ago, he posted an …

Israel

Seattle Thinks It Knows Rain. Climate Change Begs to Differ.

A city known for precipitation may be unprepared for the flooding that climate change has in store.<p>By early spring, Seattleites are over the rain. Winter is a very long, very gray tunnel, during which the city sees most of its annual 150 wet days.<p>This is not surprising for anyone familiar with the …

Weather

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management