Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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Created using audio recordings and re-enactments, the virtual reality experience recounts the story of Angela King, a woman who spent eight years in the white power movement and is now trying to confront the person she was—and is.It would be hard to watch at any time, but now, just a few months after torch-wielding white supremacists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, the reality it presents is even more gut-wrenching.“As I was working with these former white supremacists while the news of Charlottesville was coming in, I just kept being shocked by the complexity of these individuals,” Arp says.“I didn’t want to give compassion or empathy to what they did but to show them in a way that shows the complexity of how they entered the movement … and how they were able to get out.”Meeting a Monster is just the beginning; this year, the Tribeca Film Festival's immersive line-up is heavy.Most of the experiences were made and submitted in the time since President Trump took office and, like other artists before them, their creators saw an imperative to reflect the current political climate.
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the Interest to invest in kryptovalutor fell sharply in the first quarter of 2018 from initially high levels, writes internet banking Avanza in its interim report presented on Wednesday."the Interest in kryptovalutor spilled over from the previous quarter, when the trade increased sharply towards the end of the period", says the avanza's IR manager Sofia Svavar.According to the report, affected the global market uneasiness "risk appetite among avanza's customers and the activity declined sharply in the latter part of the quarter".Something that also was reflected in the enthusiasm for kryptovalutorna, then savers seeking safer ports.As the Di Digital previously reported played trade in kryptovalutor a part in lifting the avanza's achievements during the last quarter of 2017, when nätmäklarens report surpassed analysts ' expectations.the Report for the first quarter is in line with expectations.
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But now even the farm bill has become the latest partisan battle, following in the steps of healthcare and tax reform.The draft was released last Thursday and will be marked up by the House Agriculture Committee today, less than a week later.Able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 59 would be required to work or be enrolled in a job-training program for at least 20 hours a week beginning in 2021, increasing to 25 hours per week in 2026.Rather than targeting welfare programs like SNAP, our communities would be far better off if we invested in livable wages.Beyond the SNAP changes, it’s disheartening to see mandatory funding completely stripped from important local and regional food programs: Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, Value-Added Producer Grants, Rural Energy for America Program, the list goes on.That means those programs will be at the mercy of the volatile annual appropriations process and could be eliminated altogether.
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Oracle was all set to announce some big news related to customer support this week but, at the last minute, it cancelled.We've found a few clues as to what that news might be.Oracle still released a whole bunch of new products this week for its sales, marketing, and support clouds.Oracle was all set to make a big announcement related to customer support on Wednesday but cancelled at the last minute.Of course, Oracle already offers a "Service Cloud" product, which helps companies manage their customer service requests and processes, so whatever this new product is, it would be something different.When asked which announcement was tabled, one person in the know said they thought the big news was Oracle's new Infinity product, Oracle's first web analytics cloud service, which is similar to Google Analytics.
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Google looks set to expand its horizon according to reports that claim the ad giant is in talks to buy Nokia's airplane broadband biz.Nokia's tech could provide Google with a faster alternative to existing in-flight Wi-Fi.The LTE A2G cellular-based system is intended to forge a direct link between the aircraft and the ground, eliminating the delay hop to a satellite.A potential deal is now at an "advanced stage" and an agreement might be announced soon, insiders told Bloomberg.The sale could see Google go head to head with the main US in-flight internet service provider Gogo Inc.Google's parent company Alphabet and Nokia declined to comment.
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Spotify is in the middle of a busy time.The Sweden-based music streaming company went public earlier this month, and now it’s gearing up for a big event in New York City on April 24 in which it could unveil the company’s first-ever piece of hardware.The gathering could also see it reveal a revamped version of its free mobile service that gives users better access to tracks, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg this week.The updated software would in some ways mimic the paid version, the report said, offering more control over what you can play.At the current time, the free ad-supported version of Spotify’s mobile service prevents you from selecting tracks, leaving you with no choice but to listen to what it serves up via shuffle when you pick an album or playlist.In addition, you can only skip tracks up to six times during each hour of use.
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Violent video games are played all over the world but mass shootings are an American problem.LT. COL. (RET) Dave Grossman: "There's a clear unequivocal link between violent video games and violent behavior"Violent video games are played all over the world but mass shootings are a uniquely American problem.So why have video games been getting the blame for the last 20 years?Patrick Markey: "We go through this thing called a moral panic..."Steve Kovach: This is Patrick Markey, a professor at Villanova.
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Good day, rogues; a new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer dropped last night.There’s even a few seconds of Thandie Newton for folks who can’t wait for Westworld to come back.Chewie is 190 years old and he looks great!(Or whoever they hire to make their trailers for them.)Remember the summer of 2012?Yet the final product, released a year later, did not live up.
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The business world moves faster than ever these days, and with the rapid advancements in technology, it can feel like a constant struggle to keep up.But there’s a difference between barely keeping pace with your competitors in the latest tech adoption and being so far behind that you’re completely left in the dust.Follow the advice of these 12 Young Entrepreneur Council members to adjust your approach and catch up with your industry’s trends.Acquire a company or team on the cutting edge.The best way to catch up to industry trends is through the acquisition of companies or teams who are leading those trends.By acquiring an innovative company or team, an organization is making a conscious investment in future industry opportunities.
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The concept of privacy on Facebook has long since been laughable, but following the Cambridge Analytica scandal the illusion has been shattered for a lot of people.The latest revelation is confirmation that Facebook does indeed monitor users' Messenger conversations for content that doesn't play well with its terms of service.This topic was first mentioned by Mark Zuckerberg himself during an interview with Vox, revealing that the company has systems to detect "what was going on" when people try and send sensationalist messages through Facebook and "stop those messages from going through".So that’s the kind of thing where I think it is clear that people were trying to use our tools in order to incite real harm.Now, in that case, our systems detect that that’s going on.We stop those messages from going through.
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In the mobile space, we had the U-series Kaby Lake-R: four-core, eight-thread chips running in a 15W power envelope.On the desktop, we had Coffee Lake: six-core, 12-thread chips.In both cases, the processor lineup was limited: six different chips for the desktop, four for mobile.Those mobile processors were joined earlier this year by Kaby Lake-G: four-core, eight-thread processors with a discrete AMD GPU on the same package as the processor.Today, Intel has vastly expanded the 8th generation lineup, with 11 new mobile chips and nine new desktop processors, along with new 300-series chipsets.First up are new H-series mobile processors: these bring the six-core, 12-thread processors to the mobile space, all with a 45W power envelope.
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Xiaomi today launched its Mi Gift Cards programme in India in partnership with Qwikcilver, a prepaid card solution provider.These Mi Gift Cards can be used to purchase all Xiaomi products – smartphones, accessories, smart devices, televisions and more.Starting at Rs 100, these Mi Gift Cards go up to Rs 10,000 in value, and Xiaomi lets you purchase 10 of these in a single order.Commenting on the partnership, Raghu Reddy, Head – Online sales and category, Xiaomi India said, “Xiaomi’s mission is to deliver innovation and enhance the product and service experience for users.Digital gifting is gaining momentum in India and our association with category leaders like Qwikcilver will empower Mi fans to spread the Xiaomi cheer among their loved ones and enjoy a hassle free, digital gifting experience.”How to purchase and redeem Mi Gift Cards
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This video shows a battle between samurai with jet packs.There are a few obvious signs of fake-itude, starting with the shaking camera.This battle was likely recorded on a hand held phone—and if you went to all the trouble of creating a rocket pack, couldn't you at least get a tripod to record this historic event?Sure, vertical is fine for Snapchat, but this is a rocket-powered samurai battle.If it was real, you'd at least take the time to record like a civilized human and turn the phone to landscape mode.There is some physics working in our favor here, too.
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Tesla claims Apple exec had Autopilot on, hands off wheelThe US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has expressed displeasure with electric carmaker Tesla for releasing information relevant to a fatal Model X crash in California last month without alerting the agency beforehand."The NTSB is unhappy because parties to an NTSB investigation are required to inform the NTSB of information releases before doing so," said Christopher T. O’Neil, chief of media relations for the agency, in a statement emailed to The Register.He pointed to a form signed by those involved in the inquiry.On Friday, Tesla published a blog post about the accident, which occurred on US Highway 101 near Mountain View, Calif., on the morning of Friday, March 23.Through the crash investigation remains ongoing, the carmaker nonetheless implied the deceased driver, identified as Apple engineer Walter Huang, might share some of the blame because he was using the car's Autopilot system and did not have his hands on the wheel.
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A few soggy rain jackets dripped onto the floor, and someone mumbled a maxim normally reserved for weddings about rain bringing good luck.Steve Huffman, Reddit's co-founder and CEO, signaled the need for a tidying-up in a post last year.Next to it, a trio of buttons allow Redditors to view the site in three new ways: There's "card view," which looks a little like Facebook; "classic view," which borrows the design language from current Reddit; and "compact view," for users who want to scroll through tons of content quickly.There was a view of the site just before launch, when it had only two users; u/kn0thing for Ohanian, u/spez for Huffman.(Already, u/kn0thing had negative karma, the result of u/spez downvoting his first post.)So he knew that Redditors are resourceful creatures.
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We've been in a fight for the title of thinnest laptop for years.Some systems have even slimmed down to under 10mm, such as the new Acer Swift 7, which claims to be the world's thinnest at 8.98mm thick.But we rarely hear about how thin a desktop computer is.And once again it's Acer hoping to kickstart that conversation, with the new Aspire S24, a 24-inch all-in-one desktop with a side profile of just 0.235 inches, or 5.97mm.Like some recent high-design laptops and most premium TVs, the screen bezel (that plastic or metal border around the screen) has been shaved down to about one-tenth of an inch (on the top and sides at least).The once-clunky all-in-one desktop has gotten a few design makeovers in recent years, will Dell, HP and others selling very slick-looking, powerful systems that combine a display and computer components into a single package.
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But everyone gets the updateIf you’ve stuck around the vast universe of the multiplayer game No Man’s Sky, you’re about to get an upgrade.Hello Games says they’ve been hard at work on a huge update to the game, which will be called No Man’s Sky: Next.Details are a bit hard to come by except for some screenshots from Hello Games, but the update is set to drop later this year, and that will also include a full release for the Xbox One X console.So far, the game has only been available for PCs and the Playstation 4, but obviously, Hello Games would like to expand their universe to other platforms.No Man’s Sky got off to a bumpy start when it was first released back in August of 2016, bit since then, numerous upgrades have made players much happier while firming up gameplay.
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Take advantage of new and updated social media tools to enhance your ecommerce business.Here is a list of recent updates from social media platforms.Facebook is testing new tools and experiences for creators.Facebook is exploring two new monetization features for creators: a tool that helps advertisers and creators easily connect for branded content opportunities, and an option to support a creator with a monthly payment.Facebook is also piloting a product-testing program and a content-rights-management tool for creators.Facebook is testing the tool externally, beginning with a small percentage of pages in the U.S., Mexico, and Thailand.
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Lenovo’s Mirage Camera, a portable VR-ready video camera with twin lenses and 4K recording capabilities, has finally received a firm price and release date.Originally announced in January, it will arrive on May 4, 2018 at a $300 suggested retail price.Preorders are now available on Amazon.The white plastic Mirage Camera is roughly the size of a typical smartphone, but fully devoted to 4K 3D video recording.Its front sports two 13-megapixel fisheye cameras, collectively offering a 180 by 180-degree field of capture and automatic image stabilization.The body has only three buttons: power, shutter, and function, the latter toggling between photo, video, and live broadcasting modes.
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The Gearbest anniversary event is a huge chance for the customers to steal away products for very discounted prices all across the board through the goods categories.And the hard working No.1 smartwatch brand also is holding a brand sale there so you can find quite some of their models with a tempting price tag.For example the outdoor smartwatch model No.1 F5 with all the sporty stuff and sensors like altimeter/barometer/thermometer or built-in GPS can be found there for just $48.99.And you can check the following video to see how it works in real usage.Or some will maybe prefer the cheaper No.1 F6 with the IP68 certification, Nordic NRF51822 chip for all the sports functions and ultra long battery life reaching 50 days.And those are on sale for mere $29.99.
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