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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | Aeon Essays
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19 min read, listed 7 hours ago in reddit/singularity/[Discussion] A new approach towards achieving Singularity.

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Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

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Postcards connecting the world - Postcrossing
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1 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — The TikTok and WeChat ban that wasn’t

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Predictive-policing algorithm monitors and harasses families: report - Business Insider
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3 min read, listed 1 day ago in reddit/MachineLearning/[N] Last Week in AI News Digest - guidelines for children, face-mask recognition, space robots, and more!

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A new report sheds light on the pitfalls of "predictive policing" and casts doubt on AI-powered tools meant to fight crime.

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How a Massive Bomb Came Together in Beirut’s Port - The New York Times
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17 min read, listed 5 hours ago in Giuseppe Sollazzo — 388: quantum of sollazzo

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Fifteen tons of fireworks. Jugs of kerosene and acid. Thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate. A system of corruption and bribes let the perfect bomb sit for years.

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FinCEN Files Show Criminals Moved Billions As Banks Watched
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19 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — The TikTok and WeChat ban that wasn’t

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Thousands of secret “suspicious activity reports” offer a never-before-seen picture of corruption and complicity — and how the government lets it flourish.

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Friends And Family Members Of QAnon Believers Are Going Through A "Surreal Goddamn Nightmare"
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9 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — The TikTok and WeChat ban that wasn’t

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Almost 200 people told us what it’s been like to lose a loved one to the mass delusion. Here’s what they said.

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Stop Hate for Profit
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6 min read, listed 3 hours ago in Axios Media Trends: New Dotdash acquisitions — WeChat vs. 1st Amendment — PSA record

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Tech companies are not doing enough to fight hate on their digital social platforms. They must Stop Hate for Profit. Join the fight.

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Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, But for Evicting People
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6 min read, listed 4 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities

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A company called Civvl says evicting people is the "FASTEST GROWING MONEY MAKING GIG DUE TO COVID-19."

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Faces of Power: 80% Are White, Even as U.S. Becomes More Diverse - The New York Times
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15 min read, listed 5 hours ago in Giuseppe Sollazzo — 388: quantum of sollazzo

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See the 922 faces of power behind Hollywood, the justice system, big businesses and more; 180 of them identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, multiracial or otherwise a person of color.

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GasBuddy - Cheapest Gas Station Finder App with Money Saving Benefits
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1 min read, listed 12 hours ago in reddit/datasets/Does anyone have a CURRENT spreadsheet available for the gas prices per county in the US?

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Download the free GasBuddy app to find the cheapest gas stations near you, and save up to 40¢/gal by upgrading to a Pay with GasBuddy fuel rewards program.

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The Public-Shaming Pandemic | The New Yorker
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7 min read, listed 4 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities

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Around the world, people who accidentally spread the coronavirus must face both a dangerous illness and an onslaught of online condemnation.

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A Coronavirus Winter: How the U.S. Can Survive the Pandemic - The Atlantic
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13 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — The TikTok and WeChat ban that wasn’t

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The coming months of the pandemic could be catastrophic. The U.S. still has ways to prepare.

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Joe Rogan spread dangerous misinformation about fires. Now he says he's sorry. - CNN
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2 min read, listed 3 hours ago in Axios Media Trends: New Dotdash acquisitions — WeChat vs. 1st Amendment — PSA record

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Joe Rogan, reportedly the highest paid podcast host in the world, has apologized for spreading misinformation to his millions of listeners about the West Coast fires during a recent episode.

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Trump agrees to TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart, allowing app’s U.S. operations to continue
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4 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — The TikTok and WeChat ban that wasn’t

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The outcome could boost Oracle's position as a company that can handle challenging computing workloads and help to resolve a geopolitical dispute between the U.S. and China.

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Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless - Vox
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10 min read, listed 22 hours ago in reddit/MachineLearning/[R] Personality surveys using machine learning. What do you think?

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It's no more scientifically valid than a BuzzFeed quiz.

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RedState COVID Troll Streiff is Actually Bill Crews, and He Actually Works for Dr. Anthony Fauci
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9 min read, listed 4 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities

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Bill Crews is a PR official at the National Institutes of Health. But he also has another job: an anonymous RedState editor who rails against the agency for which he works.

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Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down
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3 min read, listed 4 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities

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European regulators are cracking down on Facebook's ability to transfer data across the Atlantic. Now the tech giant is threatening to pull its services from more than 400 million European users.

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Facts v feelings: how to stop our emotions misleading us | Science | The Guardian
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17 min read, listed 5 hours ago in Giuseppe Sollazzo — 388: quantum of sollazzo

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The long read: The pandemic has shown how a lack of solid statistics can be dangerous. But even with the firmest of evidence, we often end up ignoring the facts we don’t like

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Myers–Briggs Type Indicator - Wikipedia
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44 min read, listed 22 hours ago in reddit/MachineLearning/[R] Personality surveys using machine learning. What do you think?

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Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows bacteria to exhale electricity | Live Science
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5 min read, listed 1 day ago in reddit/singularity/Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows bacteria to exhale electricity

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The soil bacteria breathe through 'giant snorkels' made of a special conductive protein, the researchers found.

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To Stay Updated on Coronavirus, Follow These Health Experts | Elemental
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33 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — The TikTok and WeChat ban that wasn’t

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Whose advice should you follow to stay healthy and informed? The health and science experts on this list.

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How the Unpredictable Coronavirus Pandemic Took a Terrible Toll - The New York Times
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1 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — The TikTok and WeChat ban that wasn’t

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At least 73 countries are seeing surges in newly detected cases, and in regions where cold weather is approaching, worries are mounting.

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Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months - BBC News
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2 min read, listed 4 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities

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Every morning at 7am when the second hand TV was switched on, the village internet went down.

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Air attack How California uses dozens of aircraft to battle wildfires
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12 min read, listed 5 hours ago in Giuseppe Sollazzo — 388: quantum of sollazzo

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How California uses dozens of aircraft to battle wildfires

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Hobbit Day - Wikipedia
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2 min read, listed 4 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities

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