(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Every aspect of modern computing, from the smallest chip to the largest data center comes with a carbon price tag. The tech industry and the field of computation as a whole have focused on building smaller, faster, more powerful devices -- but few have considered their overall environmental impact. SEAS researchers are trying to change that by challenging the field to add carbon footprint to the list of metrics when designing new processes, new computing systems, new hardware, and new ways to use devices.
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A first defeat in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign was not a disgrace given the caliber of the opposition, and Wales insisted on an equalizer later, after David Brooks pulled out of it. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Croatia Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances. Wales had the lingering impression that if Wales had tried his luck earlier, they might have been rewarded for their efforts. “We had so many good chances and we did not put them aside,” Ryan Giggs said. “We did not play well and gave two bad goals, I told the players that we missed a chance, especially with the way we finished the match, we ended up so strong and looked at the side. “I understand that he scored the goal and he looked lively when he came in, but he could not have started the game, you have seen the conditions and we have other players in shape.” We have a match on Tuesday too.
Bournemouth striker David Brooks will undergo ankle surgery and miss the first three months of the new season.Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Wales Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.The Wales international injured his ankle in Bournemouth's 3-1 win at Brentford on Saturday.PA understood that Brooks had been booked for an operation this week and that the Cherries have set a 12-week recovery period for the striker who shone last season after making a transfer of 11.5 million pounds of Sheffield United.Brooks scored seven goals in 30 Premier League games and was tied to Manchester United and Tottenham.The injury of the 22-year-old also announces bad news for Wales before resuming their qualification program for Euro 2020 in September.Brooks, who was named Wales's 2018 player of the year and scored his first international goal in the 2-1 defeat against Croatia in June, will miss the country's next three qualifying matches.He is absent from the visit of Azerbaijan in September, the trip to Slovakia and the home match against Croatia in October.Bournemouth was hurt second time on Monday when his contract with Lloyd Kelly hurt his ankle during training.Kelly's injury is not as bad as she feared, but the 20-year-old who left Bristol City for £ 13m will likely miss the inaugural home game against Sheffield United on Aug 10.Bournemouth President Eddie Howe is expected to be without Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis, Lewis Cook, Stanislas Junior and Dan Gosling for the start of the new campaign.Meanwhile, Smith Cherry defenseman Brad Smith has extended his stay with the Seattle Sounders until the end of the MLS season.Smith, who started his career in Liverpool, joined the Sounders last August and has played in 25 MLS games.The Sounders are currently second in the Western Conference standings behind LAFC, with the regular season ending in October.Football fans can get Euro Cup Tickets through our trusted online ticketing marketplace.
After just over 55 years, the birthplace of BASIC has been honoured with a memorial marker in New Hampshire.Thanks to a campaign by local paper columnist David Brooks, the New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker was installed earlier this month.Professor John Kemeny, Maths professor Thomas Kurtz, and a group undergraduate students at Dartmouth College (pics) created BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Set).The first program ran on 1 May 1964.They also created time-sharing to open up access to all students at the college.The idea was that the computers should be used by all students, not just those studying technical subjects.
New Hampshire has installed what appears to be the first historical highway marker honoring computer programming, according to the Concord Monitor.The new sign honors BASIC, Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, a programming language that was invited at Dartmouth College in 1964.The sign came about after Concord Monitor journalist David Brooks noted in a column that the state’s 255 historical markers honored things like bridges and historical figures, but that there was “distressingly little celebration of New Hampshire’s technical and scientific accomplishments.” He went on to advocate for the state to install a sign for BASIC and the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System — a precursor to the internet.“They matter at least as much as a covered bridge,” Brooks wrote.Two mathematicians developed the language: John G. Kemeny, and Thomas E. Kurtz, who wanted to create an easily-accessible programming language for students, and Brooks notes that BASIC “has probably has done more to introduce more people to computer programming than anything ever created.”There are other historical markers for computer-related topics — one in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania honors the creation of BINAC, the “world’s first commercial electronic, stored program, digital computer program,” while another in San Jose is for IBM’s RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control), but this one appears to be the first specifically for the creation of a programming language.
Lad Media, The Lead Expert don't look so 'expert' nowThe bosses of lead-generation firms Lad Media and The Lead Experts have been slapped with four and six-year bans on forming companies respectively after they fell foul of direct marketing laws.Aaron Frederick Stalberg, the 27-year-old former director of The Lead Experts, was banned after his business was found to have made more than 115,000 automated marketing calls to people who hadn't consented to receive them.The UK's data protection watchdog issued the biz – which initially denied using automated dialling – a £70,000 fine for the nuisance calls in October 2017.However, the firm didn't pay up or appeal the fine so the Information Commissioner's Office handed the case to the Insolvency Service, which last month slapped a six-year ban on Stalberg."Despite the company protesting they had made only a small number of calls, investigations by the ICO confirmed that they had made more than 100,000 unsolicited calls, amounting to a serious breach of the regulations and people's privacy," said Insolvency Service chief investigator David Brooks.
Update: August 21, 2018 In a 47-page indictment today, federal prosecutors formally charged Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife Margaret with wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations, and conspiracy involving $250,000 of campaign funds.That includes $1,528.68 spent "at Steam Games on video games" in 2015, according to the criminal complaint.Margaret Hunter claimed at one point those purchases were "personal" and put on the campaign credit card in error, according to the documents.The campaign later promised in FEC reports that the Hunter family would pay back over $1,300 in Steam purchases from personal funds for this reason.The indictment also alleges the Hunters used campaign funds for lavish personal spending on vacations, clothing, food and drink, salon trips, dental work, and more while concealing this spending from the FEC and investigators.Below is our original story from 2016 about the FEC raising questions about Hunter's spending on Steam games and other potential campaign fraud:
Camp Anytown is not pictured.Camp Anytown and its spinoff leadership camps across the country focus on teaching teenagers about diversity with racial slurs and labels.The San Francisco Chronicle reported that two of these camps exist in the Bay Area, and attended two four-day sessions to find out what it's like.At the camp, high school attendees of all racial backgrounds go through exercises that re-enact segregation and degradation to teach kids about real-world injustices.Advocates for the camps argue that these immersive activities help better prepare youth to confront discrimination in the real world.But The Chronicle asked 28 experts, and 27 of them aren't convinced.
Halifax man didn’t pay HMRC but forked out on 2 houses and a weddingThe cash-splashing director of a nuisance call biz has been struck off for 12 years after breaking telemarketing rules and trading while insolvent.Tony Abbott was the sole director of Reactiv Media, which used its large database of UK customers to make unsolicited direct marketing calls for a range of businesses.However, the biz went into liquidation in April 2016 with estimated creditor claims totalling over £2m, and the Insolvency Service has slapped Abbott with a ban on forming or directing a company for the next 12 years.Group leader at the Insolvency Service, David Brooks, said Abbott had "flagrantly breached his duties to regulators and company creditors over an extended period".This includes failing to pay money he owed to HMRC, blagging a business grant his firm didn't deserve, and breaking telemarketing rules.
As controversy continues to swirl around James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after writing a memo about gender diversity at the company, the longtime New York Times columnist David Brooks has placed blame squarely on the shoulders of Google CEO Sundar Pichai.In a new column out Friday titled "Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google's C.E.O.," Brooks takes Pichai to task over his handling of Damore's firing."There are many actors in the whole Google/diversity drama, but I'd say the one who's behaved the worst is the C.E.O., Sundar Pichai," Brooks wrote.Brooks accuses Pichai of joining "the mob" that came after Damore and says he failed to stand up for "the free flow of information.""Either Pichai is unprepared to understand the research (unlikely), is not capable of handling complex data flows (a bad trait in a C.E.O.)or was simply too afraid to stand up to a mob," Brooks wrote.
Twitter has announced on Thursday 12 January that it will live-stream Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States in partnership with PBS NewsHour on 20 January."Twitter is where news and politics are discussed in real time every day, and we're excited to collaborate with PBS NewsHour around this historic event to bring public broadcasting's live coverage to Twitter," Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter, said in a statement."NewsHour's broadcast will integrate dependable, thorough coverage with the live Inauguration Day conversation on Twitter."The six-hour coverage will be anchored by NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff along with NewsHour correspondents John Wang reporting from the US Capitol and Lisa Desjardins from the National Mall.The coverage will also feature a panel of analysts commenting on the Inauguration Day's events including New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, PBS NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield, American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp, Cook Political Report's Amy Walter, the interim director of GW's Graduate School of Political Management Lara Brown and @MoveOn national spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre."The peaceful transition of power from one president to the next is a powerful moment in the American democratic process," NewsHour senior producer and WETA senior vice president Sara Just said.