'Can you take the bins out, Ugg?'It happens to the best of us: one minute you're raiding and pillaging on the Pontic-Caspian steppe, the next you're settled down with a stone age woman, have a mortgage on the hut and 2.4 kids.According to an article in the journal Antiquity, Steppe migrant thugs who came into Europe via the Ukraine were pacified by Stone Age farming women.Yamnaya warriors belonging to raiding parties married local Stone Age women in Neolithic Europe, settling and adopting an agrarian lifestyle.During this process a Proto-Germanic language and the Corded Ware Culture was formed.The Yamnaya people originated on the Caspian steppe, where they lived as pastoralists and herders, using wagons as mobile homes.
Australia this week shelved planned safe harbour reforms to copyright and decided to proceed with laws that would make its attorney-general NetAdmin-in-chief.The latter law, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill aims to give Australia's government a new set of powers to ensure carriers and service providers take security seriously in an age when it is assumed communications infrastructure is a military and/or terror target.The new law proposes to give the attorney-general powers to tell telcos and ISPs “to do or not do a specified thing (for example, alter a procurement assessed as giving rise to security risks).”There's also a requirement that service providers notify the government of any change to their operations likely to have a material adverse effect on the capacity … to protect telecommunications networks and facilities.” Carriers will also required to explain their security stance, have it reviewed and even change it after ministerial direction.Australia's carriers and ISPs have, however, indicated in submissions to draft legislation that they feel the bill is too vague and could result in governments directing them on network configurations that don't make commercial sense.Some also wonder how government oversight of software-defined networks is going to work, because such networks could change configurations a great many times an hour.
An internet entrepreneur and pilot of 15 years, Scholl is the founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic, a Denver-based start-up that’s planning to fly passengers over oceans at 1,451 miles per hour by the early 2020s.Boom on Wednesday announced a US$33 million financing round that Scholl told CNBC would be enough money to build and fly his first aircraft.The single-aisle planes with personal overhead bins, according to Scholl, will seat up to 55 passengers, elevate to 60,000 feet and cost about the same price as a business class ticket.“At 60,000 feet you can actually see the curve of the Earth,” Scholl said in an interview with CNBC last week at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.You wouldn’t want to miss it.”Scholl, who previously sold a mobile payments start-up to Groupon , is among a new crop of highly ambitious tech entrepreneurs aiming to upend and upgrade global transportation.
Baxter the robot can tell the difference between right and wrong actions without its human handlers ever consciously giving a command or even speaking a word.The robot’s learning success relies upon a system that interprets the human brain’s “oops” signals to let Baxter know if a mistake has been made.The new twist on training robots comes from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University.Researchers have long known that the human brain generates certain error-related signals when it notices a mistake.They created machine-learning software that can recognize and classify those brain oops signals from individual human volunteers within 10 to 30 milliseconds—a way of creating instant feedback for Baxter the robot when it sorted paint cans and wire spools into two different bins in front of the humans.“Imagine being able to instantaneously tell a robot to do a certain action, without needing to type a command, push a button or even say a word,” said Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL at MIT, in a press release.“A streamlined approach like that would improve our abilities to supervise factory robots, driverless cars and other technologies we haven’t even invented yet.”For full story references : How to Train Your Robot with Brain Oops SignalsYou can also check Learning Management system - strong
The machinery of government may be struggling under the weight of figuring out just how the hell we're going to leave the European Union, but the good news is that one government agency is working like a well oiled, or at least is a brown and sticky, machine.According to The Telegraph the Forestry Commission has issued new advice on what dog walkers should do when their dogs do their business.Apparently now the best practice isn't to pick up the dog poo and bag it - but instead the advice is to get a stick, and flick it into the undergrowth.This is because the bags are often discarded, are an eyesore, and presumably because they require someone to go around emptying bins or picking them up.As the Telegraph notes, the guidance was highlighted by Conservative MP Anne Main."Like many people, I like to walk my dog out in the countryside, parks and in woodland, but over the last few years", she is quoted as saying, "I've noticed an increasing number of dog poo bags hanging off bushes, trees and railings - and it's disgusting".
The machinery of government may be struggling under the weight of figuring out just how the hell we're going to leave the European Union, but the good news is that one government agency is working like a well oiled, or at least is a brown and sticky, machine.According to The Telegraph the Forestry Commission has issued new advice on what dog walkers should do when their dogs do their business.Apparently now the best practice isn't to pick up the dog poo and bag it - but instead the advice is to get a stick, and flick it into the undergrowth.This is because the bags are often discarded, are an eyesore, and presumably because they require someone to go around emptying bins or picking them up.As the Telegraph notes, the guidance was highlighted by Conservative MP Anne Main."Like many people, I like to walk my dog out in the countryside, parks and in woodland, but over the last few years", she is quoted as saying, "I've noticed an increasing number of dog poo bags hanging off bushes, trees and railings - and it's disgusting".
An essential home appliance if ever there was one, a refrigerator is often the go-to stop in the kitchen – the heart and soul of the room.On a normal fridge, a quick glimpse is all that’s necessary to scan its contents.While the unit itself is a touch heavy, built-in wheels make it easy to navigate it along carpet or flooring.Even with the shelves slid in, there’s still ample storage space to the left and right; this adjustment is only for a section of the shelf, so you don’t have to shrink the entire thing just to make room for a couple items.Whirlpool included eight door bins (which aren’t adjustable), four on each door.The right door is where owners would feasibly store gallons of milk or larger condiment bottles — the bottom two bins are by far the largest of the bunch.
in Order to make it possible for british military and intelligence services to speak of secret information via the mobile phone keeps the ministry of defence and BT, the former British Telecom to develop custom models of the Iphone 7.the Techrepublic reports that BT first developed the system to be used with Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, but during the development it appeared that it was not possible to make the solution just right safe.A replacement for the Iphone gave the security required.the Target for the BT is a system that can switch between normal mode and secure mode.In the latter, all communications protected by strong encryption and the two personalities should be kept separate, with specific storage bins .
Iq are often thought to be a crucial factor in a person's success.the sheer intellectual power is, however, not enough that success hundred bins, told Science of Us.the New analysis suggests that iq:ta more important to the success of the drivers had personality.the Proceedings of the National Academy of sciences in published research found that high IQ alone does not predict economic or academic success.instead, the study found that the best factors were found when personality tests were combined experimental results.the Study authors, according to the test results tell you also a lot of personality, and are correlated with employment.
Move is described as being about enhancing and creating synergies .New customers heading to Microsoft Azure after the start of February will be guided towards the companies Cloud Solution Provider CSP programme instead.What this means is that the company is effectively ending its pay-as-you-go Azure access for any new customers on its Products and Services Agreement.Instead, channel partners will have greater access in order to snap up the customers.Richard Smith, GM, Commercial Licensing, described the move in a blog post as part of a goal to deliver, a connected, modern purchasing for customers that enables new, innovative cloud and business scenarios, and quickly and easily scales as needs grow.The GM, who went on to describe the modern licensing focus as being about enhancing and creating synergies across its three ways of doing business; value-added services, self-serve options, and Microsoft-assisted offers.
We re already living in a creepy dystopian future where our every device is peppering us with messages and plotting the demise of the human race.Fortunately Qube – a smart trash can – has got your back.No longer will you have to arrange with a neighbour to come pop round your flat while you re on holiday and check on your bin, with the Qube app you can keep tabs on your waste from anywhere in the world!This, from the Qube s Kickstarter page, is the creepiest thing about the bin: Alerts can also be set to warn the user if temperatures rise drastically or if it does not detect any movement during a user-defined time period, as well as much more.Text your friends with this smart toasterCrowdfunding sites are basically the primordial ooze from whence bizarre connected devices spring.
Christmas, for me, is a time to catch up on all of the great games I've missed throughout the year.I've dabbled with Tyranny, I've spent several hours driving into 1337 multiplayer hackers in Watch Dogs 2, but, for my money, the biggest surprise of the year has been Stardew Valley.I've been playing it with my partner, and it's proven to be remarkably compelling.I didn't expect to be so invested in building our tiny San Junipero farm — pilfering the name from an episode of Black Mirror we'd recently watched — until we got a couple of days in and suddenly we were quite invested indeed.Farming is fun; you can fish if that's your bag, and apparently you can romance the whole village located next to the farm, but our sole interest in that place is trips to the local shop and having a rummage in people's bins.These little details, and the catch up sessions over text, in the kitchen, or when one of us is trying to sleep, has built a frisson around the game.
We ve all done it.You get home from grocery shopping and realize you forgot to put something on the list?With GeniCan s eponymous smart garbage can device, you can keep a running, updated shopping list so you ll never run out of salsa or toilet paper again.The Wi-Fi-enabled GeniCan attaches to the side of garbage cans and recycling bins.When you throw away a wrapper or container from a product you want to have on hand at all times, just scan the product barcode with the GeniCan and the item is added to your shopping list.If the product doesn t have a barcode, GeniCan also supports voice recognition — hold the container in front of the scanner and add the product by saying its name.
As literally everything around us continues to get smarter, a Finnish company named Enevo has decided to boldly venture into uncharted territory: the waste management industry.An accomplishment several years in the making, the Espoo, Finland-headquartered enterprise announced this week it s ready to retrofit trash bins and dumpsters with its intelligent wireless sensors to help bring efficiency to the field.If all goes according to plan, Enevo believes it could help cities save millions of dollars each year simply by adjusting their trash pickup schedule based on the gathered data.For as long as cities have offered a trash collection program, waste management vehicles would traverse a town for hours on end, picking up trash bin after trash bin regardless of its contents.A half-full dumpster here, quarter-full can there, it didn t matter — every bin in the vehicle s path was emptied.This practice is exactly what Enevo hopes to reform.
For new drivers, and a few experienced ones as well, a three-point turn can sometimes turn into a five-, seven-, or even nine-point calamity, the messed-up maneuver accompanied by a selection of randomly uttered swear words emitted in frustration at your apparent inability to get the car to do what you want it to do.Turning around in a tight spot is a maneuver that engineers working on Google s driverless car technology have long known they have to perfect, and according to the latest news out of Mountain View, it sounds like they ve already nailed it.Discussing the subject of multi-point turns in its latest monthly report on its driverless car project, Google notes that while human drivers do their best to estimate the ideal angle and distance to move in order to solve this geometric puzzle, all too often they re left moving back and forth like a pendulum, the car s passengers wondering if the awkward experience will ever end.But thanks to its myriad of sensors and clever computing power, Google s specially developed car is able to gain a full view of its surroundings and measure distances down to a few centimeters, allowing it to quickly work out the most efficient way to complete a full turn while its occupants sit back and relax.Our cars don t just follow a few standard turns either, Google said.We ve taught them to adapt to all kinds of variables – including dead-end streets stacked with parked cars, trash bins littered on the curbs, and narrow bottlenecks.
The NHS has lost its appeal over the provision of controversial anti-HIV infection drug PrEP, with a court ruling that the decision made in August should stand.The complicated issue resolved by the Court of Appeal today was not deciding on the use of the drug itself, but the problem of who should pay for it.The drug's use as a preventative treatment means it was initially thought that responsibility for paying for its prescribing should fall with local councils, but as anyone who now only gets their bins emptied in a leap year will tell you, local councils aren't exactly flooded with cash these days -- so they wanted the NHS to be handed the bill instead.And that's what will happen from now on, as the court says there's no legal reason why NHS England should not issue the drug.An NHS spokesperson said: "...we will discuss with local authorities how NHS-funded Prep medication could be administered by the sexual health teams they commission ... we will immediately ask the drug manufacturer to reconsider its currently proposed excessively high pricing, and will also explore options for using generics."Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
The NHS has lost its appeal over the provision of controversial anti-HIV infection drug PrEP, with a court ruling that the decision made in August should stand.The complicated issue resolved by the Court of Appeal today was not deciding on the use of the drug itself, but the problem of who should pay for it.The drug's use as a preventative treatment means it was initially thought that responsibility for paying for its prescribing should fall with local councils, but as anyone who now only gets their bins emptied in a leap year will tell you, local councils aren't exactly flooded with cash these days -- so they wanted the NHS to be handed the bill instead.And that's what will happen from now on, as the court says there's no legal reason why NHS England should not issue the drug.An NHS spokesperson said: "...we will discuss with local authorities how NHS-funded Prep medication could be administered by the sexual health teams they commission ... we will immediately ask the drug manufacturer to reconsider its currently proposed excessively high pricing, and will also explore options for using generics."Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
Nonsmoking teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to turn to the real thing compared with their nonvaping counterparts, according to a new study that made for bold headlines Tuesday.Health organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have repeatedly raised red flags that the electronic smoking devices could undo the hard-won successes of decades-old anti-tobacco campaigns.But others argue that e-cigarettes should be kept easily accessible because they re unquestionably less harmful than traditional cigarettes and could help smokers quit.In short, the study was small, brief, and yielded mixed and impossible-to-interpret results.The study was led by researchers at the University of Southern California and took place over just six months—a brisk timeline for deciphering whether habits are formed or kicked.Around 33 percent 1,009 of the 3,084 student said they had tried e-cigarettes at least once—that s on par with other studies' findings.
But having dragged myself to Barcelona and back again for IoT Solution World Congress, despite all the radical changes touted by the rise of the IoT, I was left with a metaphorical disappointing taste in my mouth.The so-called Industrial IoT appears to be getting up and going with systems that can track production and maintenance needs in factories and help boost crop yields in agriculture.Yet, elsewhere things like smart cities and IoT networks that deliver digital data to empower the public seem to be lacking, despite IoT tech having matured beyond the concept of a smart fridge.In Barcelona, an apparent leader in smart cites, there are IoT connected bins to cut down on wasted miles made by refuse trucks and smart transport such as real-time countdowns of when a subway train will arrive.There are smart systems working in London but to me they appear to be operating in silos and lack a huge amount of interconnectivity.Wander through many of the parks on a weekend afternoon and you ll see overfilled bins spewing out litter onto the precious patches of green land the city has gobbled up.
Some cracking news has arrived to cheer up the Samsung brand managers today courtesy of a recycling company, which says Samsung-made laptops are by far the most common form of tech waste stuffed in the bins outside offices.That's according to environmental waste clearance company Envirowaste, which says it's spent the last year tracking the tech waste dumped by offices it services in London.Poor old Samsung topped the bin list with 240 of its laptops being sent out for recycling, which could conceivably be repositioned as good news for Samsung as at least it means there are loads of them out there, even if lots of them are actually literally "out there" in a pile for the binmen.The rest of the list of junk includes HP-made fax machines, which are obviously on the way out due to digital photos and screenshots, Toshiba laptops which we know from experience are best quickly transferred from Argos bag straight to the bin to avoid 13 months of disappointment, Logitech webcams, Acer laptops and HP scanners, all being dusted down, having the porn deleted off them, and sent off to Africa, orphanages or charity shops, or whoever has the most need for some 1990s tech that might still work.Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
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