Edgar Williams

Edgar Williams

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Similar to a living organism, a star has its own life cycle: it’s born out of clumps of gas and dust, it evolves and changes over millions or billions of years, and then it dies, leaving behind a stellar remnant of the object it once was.It’s a process that is central to the study of astrophysics, and a lot of what we know about this cycle stems from the work of today’s Google doodle honoree, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.Chandrasekhar, better known as Chandra, was an Indian-born astrophysicist who developed his most famous finding before he was 20 years old.While traveling to England to study at Cambridge, Chandra came up with what is now known as the Chandrasekhar limit, a concept that details what happens to stars after they use up all of their fuel and die.If a star is less than 1.4 times the mass of our Sun, it will collapse into something called a white dwarf — the extremely hot and dense leftover stellar core.But if a star is more than 1.4 times the mass of our Sun, it won’t form a white dwarf but instead explode in a supernova or collapse into a black hole.
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schwit1 shares a report from The Independent: The stereotype of a tortured genius may have a basis in reality after a new study found that people with higher IQs are more at risk of developing mental illness.A team of U.S. researchers surveyed 3,715 members of American Mensa with an IQ higher than 130.An "average IQ score" or "normal IQ score" can be defined as a score between 85 and 115.The team asked the Mensa members to report whether they had been diagnoses with mental illnesses, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).They were also asked to report mood and anxiety disorders, or whether the suspected they suffered from any mental illnesses that had yet to be diagnosed, as well as physiological diseases, like food allergies and asthma.After comparing this with the statistical national average for each illness they found that those in the Mensa community had considerably higher rates of varying disorders.
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Whether you want to shield your Christmas present list from the prying eyes of nosy children, or merely keep your tax records hidden, limiting access to your digital data is understandable, and with a few steps, perfectly viable.Note: If you ever need help remembering passwords, consider one of the best password managers.That way, if someone on another account or someone who copied your files away to another PC, tried to access your content, they’d need to know your account password — which better not be one of the most common passwords.Step 1: Right-click on your chosen file and select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.Step 3: Tick the box next to “Encrypt contents to secure data” and click “OK.”Step 4: Click “Apply” and when prompted, choose whether you want all folders within that directory to be encrypted, or merely the top-level one.
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Sooner or later, every finance craze turns into performance art.In 2008, a young Portland tech-support worker named Mike Merrill sold shares in himself through a “personal IPO.” And today, Evan Prodromou is minting the hours of his life into a cryptocurrency called Evancoin.Like many developers and entrepreneurs—Prodromou founded Wikitravel in 2003 and is now the cofounder of the Montreal-based AI startup fuzzy.ai—Prodromou has an inbox that brims with requests for his time: Can I pick your brain about this project?Then you can use these tokens by “paying” for his time with them.You could also just sell your Evancoins for cash: As of this writing, each Evancoin, representing an hour of Prodromou’s attention, is worth about $45.(That’s well below his usual consulting rate, but he’s pleased nonetheless—it’s early days for the currency, and the market is acknowledging the worth of his time, then discounting for the risk inherent in the scheme’s novelty.)
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It will be more difficult to expose people to sexual harassment, hate or threats of violence via Twitter.The american company has stated that it will in the next few weeks will be launching new guidelines to better protect users against such material.the Twitter mentions and in particular material of a sexual nature, such as nudity, which spread towards the was like.Accounts which post such images will be immediately and permanently closed.in Addition, it should be easier to report sexual harassment.Furthermore will Twitter to crack down harder on hatsymboler and imagery which contains incitement or threats of violence against different groups.
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Chinese consumer lending company Qudian raised a whopping US$900 million in its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange – the largest US listing ever by a Chinese fintech firm.Founded in 2014, Qudian offers a range of credit services to Chinese consumers, such as small cash loans and installment-based payment for smartphones, cameras, and laptops.From January to June, the average micro-loan on Qudian was about US$139.Last year, the company recorded a net income of US$87 million.The Beijing-based fintech company uses machine learning to assess credit and process loan applications.According to its IPO prospectus, Qudian processed more than 9,500 credit withdrawals and 21,000 repayments per hour over a three month period ending in June.
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There are all sorts of gadgets to pair the various equipment.One of the most practical would, in my eyes, be a distributor, which with a simple press of a button or sensing enables one to use the same headphone to the computer and to the fixed phone.most small businesses and many individuals have got these two devices next to each other.I have vacuumed the internet for a solution without results.if you Have any suggestions, except that I myself want to make a switch?Yes, many cordless phones run unfortunately with a headset connector which is of a different standard than we use in cell phones/computers.
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No compatible source was found for this media.Google's AutoML project was set up to teach artificial intelligence (AI) programs to create other AIs and replicate itself.Google has now announced that the clone created by AutoML is actually performing better than the human-made program.The new AI created by AutoML is faster, more efficient, and more powerful than even the best human-designed systems, reports Business Insider.The announcement was made after certain tasks were handed to both the human-programmed AI as well as AutoML and comparisons were made on how they performed.AutoML achieved 82% accuracy while sorting photographs based on their content.
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Lenovo-owned Moto first announced the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus back in August only in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colour options.The company has now announced the smartphone in a brand new Midnight Blue colour variant in India.The front panel of the midnight colour variant is black, just like on the Lunar Gray model, other specs and designs remain same as the regular Moto G5S.Sporting a metal unibody design with a front-facing fingerprint sensor, the G5S comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p screen powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD.The device sports a 16MP rear camera alongside a 5 MP front-facing camera with flash, f/2.0 aperture and powered a 3000mAh battery with support for Turbocharging.The moto G5S is currently available in India and gets a price drop during the during Diwali festive period running from 14 to October 21, where customers can pick the device up for INR 12,999 ($199) instead of the usual INR 14,999 ($229).
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A strong advocate for STEM education, particularly for females, Zuckerberg has firsthand experienced being an outlier — she describes how, in her early days in Silicon Valley, she was often the only woman in a room full of tech executives or investors.She’s since launched a slew of endeavors, including a book and TV show, aimed at getting young girls interested in science or technology.True to form, when it came time for her to pick a location for her latest education-focused venture, she looked beyond the traditional tech coasts.With stations that used edible treats for 3D-printing, coding, and playing with liquid nitrogen, families at the pop-up would be able to get their hands dirty with food, all in the name of exploring science and technology.Zuckerberg shares more on the importance of exposing children, especially girls, to technology, why she thinks the Southern tech scene is thriving, and what’s next for her sweet pop-up venture.When did you first decide to dedicate your time and many of your passion projects to closing that gap?
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We all know that the iPhone has changed a lot.If you have an old original iPhone lying in a drawer somewhere, you’ve probably picked it up in the past couple of years, and marveled at how thick it is, and how tiny the screen seems.Bloomberg and iFixit have teamed up to take the basic gawking a step further.In a neat new project, they’ve superimposed the guts of every generation of iPhone next to each other, and the contrast is truly startling.The original iPhone’s guts look like something cobbled together in a Shenzen back alley, compared to what’s inside a modern phone.The battery took up the entire width of the device, and had a storage capacity of just 1,400mAh.
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Ingenjörskarriären var något som kom av en slump för Mia Eriksson.– Jag tycker att alla borde bli ingenjörer, säger hon.Ibland är det svårt att själv inse vidden av sin talang, och de möjligheter som finns.Det gäller inte minst för Mia Eriksson, som från början inte hade en tanke om att ingenjörsyrket kunde vara något för henne.– Jag har alltid varit teknikintresserad, men ingenjörstankarna kom ganska sent.Sen var jag inriktad på att bli lärare inom naturvetenskap, men när jag pluggade upp betygen för att få behörighet fick en av lärarna mig att börja titta på ingenjörsyrket, säger Mia Eriksson.
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Google is permanently disabling a feature on the forthcoming Google Home Mini smart speaker, after a reviewer discovered that it was surreptitiously recording his conversations without his knowledge or consent.In response, Google acknowledged that this bug affected a small number of units, and issued a software update that would disable that button entirely, for all users, while it explored a long-term fix.This entire episode is an embarassing for Google, as it grapples with Apple and Amazon to conquer the small, but growing, market for AI-powered voice assistants.We have made the decision to permanently remove all top touch functionality on the Google Home Mini.As before, the best way to control and activate Google Home Mini is through voice, by saying 'Ok Google' or 'Hey Google,' which is already how most people engage with our Google Home products.You can still adjust the volume by using the touch control on the side of the device."
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Eagerly awaited Chuwi LapBook Air is finally here and to celebrate the global launch the company is doing a special event in cooperation with the popular Gearbest e-shop.You can grab the new sleek laptop for a special price during the event up until 16th October or maybe explore some other discounted Chuwi products and accessories on the event webpage.But first let’s take a look at the product of the hour, Chuwi LapBook Air takes obviously the design cues from MacBook and there is also a strong Xiaomi Mi Air influence to be found.Full metal body, fully laminated display with minimal bezels with tough glass on it, yeah we have seen it before and we quite like seeing it again.LapBook Air sports a 14.1-inch display with FullHD resolution and is rated for 320 nits of brightness.Inside ticks the Intel Celeron N3450 processor supported by 8 GB RAM in dual channel and 128 GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage, luckily there is also an easily accessible M.2 SSD port in the back.
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This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies.The executive is poised to take on the role of global chief marketing officer at the Italian fashion brand.Tracy De Groose is to step down as UK chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network, following a three-year stint with the company.Kate McGregor has been promoted to associate director of communications at Synergy.The news follows on from the announcement that chief executive Tim Crow is to depart the company after 18 years.Leahy who joins from ITV where he was brand, digital and design manager, will be heading up the creative team that produces content for brands including John Lewis, Dixons Retail, Kingfisher Group, Sonos, Microsoft and more.
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On Tuesday, the fractured Dutch government announced a coalition of several leading parties and put forward a roadmap for the Netherlands’ future.The coalition also called for more aggressive emissions goals in general—specifically, a 49-percent reduction in the country’s CO2 emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2030, according to EU Observer.The Netherlands is hardly the first country to float a fossil-fuel-burning vehicle ban.France has said it wants to ban the sale of gas and diesel vehicles by 2040, and China and the UK have followed suit (although China has not yet articulated a timeline for its ban).The Netherlands, like France, also called for the closure of all coal plants within the country by 2030 and for increased use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to help the country reach its 49-percent CO2 reductions goals.In a 2014 overview of the country’s energy mix, the International Energy Agency wrote that the Netherlands “remains one of the most fossil-fuel- and CO2-intensive economies among IEA member countries.” According to EU Observer, think tank CE Delft recently came to the conclusion it was “highly unlikely” that the Netherlands would be able to reach a 25-percent reduction in CO2 compared to 1990s levels by 2020.
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As such, the ads seen on television or in magazines often contain an almost comically long list of possible side effects—from minor issues, like headaches or dry mouth, to serious problems, like memory loss, liver damage, or compulsive gambling.On the surface, any such rundown might seem like a deterrent to trying a new drug.But, according to a new study, a laundry list of risks can make drugs appear less risky—the longer, the better, in fact.In a series of experiments involving more than 3,000 participants, researchers found that when drug ads clumped severe risks alongside trivial ones, consumers viewed the drugs as less risky compared with when they just heard about the severe risks.“Thus, listing all frequent side effects, both major and minor, does not dampen the drug’s attractiveness, but paradoxically increases it,” the behavioral researchers, Niro Sivanathan and Hemant Kakkar of London Business School, concluded.They reported their results Monday in Nature Human Behaviour.
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The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a lot to offer.The two devices sport high-end specs, are resistant to water and dust, and come with a stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo.A lot of them have similar terms of specs and features, but there are some notable differences between them that make each handset stand out.It has very thin bezels around the display, making the large device a bit more compact and easier to use.You can get it in Just Black or the funky Black & White color option that has a black front, a black and white back, and an orange power button.Nevertheless, one could argue that the smaller Pixel 2 doesn’t look as good as the other four devices based on its large bezels.
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But those perks don’t come cheap — the Note 8 starts at over $900.162.5 × 74.8 × 8.6 mm (6.40 × 2.95 × 0.34 inches)157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches)2960 × 1440 pixels (522 ppi)2880 x 1440 pixels (538 ppi)LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
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Cosmic Top Secret is an autobiographical mobile game about the Cold War, but it’s far from a staid affair.It’s developed in partnership between Klassefilm and Those Eyes, and it will be out in 2018 for Apple and Android devices and possibly for PC and Mac.She turned what she found first into a thesis film for the National Film School of Denmark, and then into a game.When T moves around, she turns into a crumpled paper ball and rolls to and fro.The entire world has a surreal mixed-media aesthetic, looking like a collage of torn cardboard, scribbles, animated stickers, and cartoony colors.While T chats with her father and tries to find out more about his secret history, she also relates historical anecdotes and helps a mysterious figure collect pieces of some kind of high-tech apparatus.
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