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The Singularity and the Neural Code

<i>The following is an edited, updated version of an article originally written for</i> IEEE Spectrum.<p>I’m 62, with all that entails. Grey hair, trick knee, …

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

North Korea

Jeremy Lin and Rockets Must Secure No. 6 Seed in West to Avoid First-Round Exit

Link to Media<p>Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets need to finish the regular season strong.<p>With just four games left on the regular-season schedule, Houston is one game behind the Golden State Warriors for the No. 6 seed.<p>Finishing at No. 7 would pit Houston against either the San Antonio Spurs or …

Basketball

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett Injuries Are Concerning Sign with Playoffs Nearing

Link to Media<p>Both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will miss the Boston Celtics' April 11 game against the Miami Heat due to ankle injuries. According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston, Garnett is suffering inflammation in the left side, while Pierce has soreness in both.<p>As tough as these two men have …

Basketball

NBA Teams on the Verge of Salary Cap Hell

With the current NBA CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) in place, the luxury tax is increasingly punitive for teams that are repeatedly and/or flagrantly over the tax line. Five squads might already have problems with it as early as next season.<p>ESPN NBA writer Larry Coon summarized the new …

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