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The Case for Why Captain Beefheart’s Awful Sounding Album, Trout Mask Replica, Is a True Masterpiece

I’ve had Trout Mask Replica in my collection for years. I can’t say I regularly pull it out to give it a listen, but I know I’d never get rid of it. It’s a sometimes impenetrable slab of genius, wrought from endless sessions and then a short burst of recording, led by a man who couldn’t read music, was prone to fits of violent anger, but dammit knew what he wanted. (And Zappa produced.) When I learned later that the house where a lot of this went down was located in the hills behind the ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, America, Ornette Coleman, Vox, Vermont, Wolf, Tom, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Zappa, Woodland Hills, KCRW, Joshua Tree, Beefheart


Beto O'Rourke sounds off on big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says government needs to treat them 'a little bit more like a utility'

Beto O'Rourke, the 2020 presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, responded to a question about breaking up the big tech companies on Wednesday. O'Rourke, who officially entered the race on March 14, has emerged as a fundraising frontrunner, raking in $6.1 million in 24 hours. O'Rourke was asked about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's calls to break up the big tech companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others — by CNN national reporter Eric Bradner. For O'Rourke the "be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Instagram, America, Trends, Cnn, New Hampshire, Iowa, PAC, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter, Rourke


How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators

Opinion How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The father of the World Wide Web is right: It's time to take back “complete control of your data.” Tim Berners-Lee, who conceived the first internet browser 30 years ago, warned of its increasing threats to “privacy, security and fundamental rights.” To mark the anniversary, he argued that demanding transparency is key to stopping the web's “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future.” So, where to start? Berner...
Tags: Google, Guns, Obama, Congress, America, Silicon Valley, Google Classroom, Don, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Michelle Malkin, U S Department of Education, Trump White House, Google Google, Google Chromebook, Gun Rights News


Why Google Stadia Will Be a Major Problem For Many American Players

Earlier today, Google launched its long-awaited "Stadia" cloud gaming service at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Unlike services from Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo, Stadia is powered by Google's worldwide data centers, allowing users to play games across a variety of platforms -- browsers, computers, TVs, and mobile devices -- all via the internet at a 4K resolution. One major problem with Stadia, which Google didn't mention in its presentation, is that it will require a ton o...
Tags: Google, US, America, San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Steve, Nintendo Stadia


The European Copyright Directive: What is it, and why has it drawn more controversy than any other Directive in EU history?

During the week of March 25, the European Parliament will hold the final vote on the Copyright Directive, the first update to EU copyright rules since 2001; normally this would be a technical affair watched only by a handful of copyright wonks and industry figures, but the Directive has become the most controversial issue in EU history, literally, with the petition opposing it attracting more signatures than any other petition in change.org’s history. How did we get here? European regulati...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Post, News, France, Wikipedia, US, America, Eu, Copyright, Eff, European Court Of Justice, European Parliament, Voss, Google Facebook


Simulations, SAFEs, and China beats America in AI patents

Editor’s Note The most consistent feedback we have gotten from Extra Crunch members is that I write too much, and the Daily emails are too long for mortals (and apparently my mother) to read. This is great feedback: a huge focus for Extra Crunch is to create signal from noise. To that end, we are experimenting with a new format of the Daily starting today that’s focused on keeping you up-to-date on Extra Crunch, as well as broadening your perspective outside the Silicon Valley bubble. Have ques...
Tags: Japan, China, Russia, US, America, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, National Health Service, Silicon Valley, Qualcomm, Lucas Matney, The Matrix, Getty Images China, Eric Peckham, Hiroshi Watanabe


Intel and the Department of Energy are building America's first exascale supercomputer, a computer capable of a quintillion calculations per second (INTC)

Intel and the US Department of Energy announced Monday that they would build Aurora, described as the US's first exascale supercomputer. An exascale supercomputer, capable of processing 1 quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000) calculations per second, could be used for testing military weapons, modeling weather patterns, or doing research on cancer, cardiac issues, traumatic brain injuries, and suicide prevention. Intel and the Energy Department said that when Aurora is completed in 2021, it ...
Tags: Google, California, US, America, Trends, Intel, Chicago, Rick Perry, Ibm, Department Of Energy, McDonald, Aurora, US Department of Energy, Argonne, Cray, Energy Department


Intel and the Department of Energy are building America's first exascale supercomputer, a computer that's capable of a quintillion calculations per second (INTC)

Intel and the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that they will start to build Aurora, the U.S.'s first exascale supercomputer. An exascale supercomputer is capable of processing one quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000) calculations per second, and it can be used for testing military weapons, modeling weather patterns, energy research, and even prevention of cancer, cardiac risk, traumatic brain injuries and suicide. When Aurora is completed in 2021, it will be the U.S.'s most power...
Tags: Google, Amazon, California, America, Trends, Intel, Chicago, Rick Perry, Ibm, Department Of Energy, Aurora, U S Department of Energy, Argonne, Cray, Argonne National Laboratory, Microsoft Intel


Targeting payday lenders, Branch adds pay on-demand features for hourly workers

Branch, the scheduling and pay management app for hourly workers, has added a new pay-on-demand service called Pay, which is now available to anyone who downloads the Branch app. It’s an attempt to provide a fee-based alternative to payday lending, where borrowers charge exorbitant rates to lenders on short term loans or cash advances. Borrowers can often wind up paying anywhere from 200 percent to over 3,000 percent on short term payday loans. The Pay service, which was previously only availabl...
Tags: TC, Money, Finance, America, Tech, Debt, Economy, United States, Credit, Loans, Payroll, Target, Taco Bell, Siddiqi, Siddiqui, Atif Siddiqi


My Top 5: Time for Tiktok, Dark Mode, and…Influencers?

Time for TikTok? Image Credit: Ben Ostrowsky I don’t typically get over-excited about new social platforms, but I do check them out when I can. Thanks to a prod from Shel Holtz of the “For Immediate Release” podcast, I took a closer look at TikTok then I might have this early on? Below I expand on some thoughts I shared with Shel in the podcast: FIR #180: TikTok, TikTok , TikTok What did I already know? They were in trouble for mishandling privacy data for mi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, China, Time, America, Social Media, Pr, Facebook Messenger, Calvin Klein, NHL, Facebook Instagram, Shel, Shel Holtz, Will Sasso, Tiktok


President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, White House, America, Computers, New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Donald Trump, AAA, Department Of Transportation, Trump, Self Driving Cars, Muslim Ban, Don


The fork in the road for social media and our society

The horror from Christchurch, New Zealand, that exploded across newspaper pages and television, computer and smartphone screens this weekend captured imaginations in ways that no one could possibly have imagined beforehand. The fact that one individual armed with a semi-automatic rifle could visit such an outrage upon people worshipping in a place of religion isn’t the worst of it, awful and distressing though this event is with at least 50 people shot dead and scores wounded, some in cr...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Technology, Social Networks, America, Social Media, Communication, Society, Blogging, Web, New Zealand, Reddit, Christchurch, Facebook Live, Online Media


Nala has built a hassle-free, offline mobile money payment platform for Africa

Benjamin Fernandes, the Tanzanian co-founder chief executive of Nala, spent hundreds of hours talking to local Tanzanians about their frustrations with mobile money payment services before he launched his new payment platform. While at least a hundred million Africans hold mobile money accounts, the process of transacting over the services is difficult, so Tala made an application that acts as an interface on top of the unstructured supplementary service data layer to make money transfers and pa...
Tags: TC, Washington, Stanford, Africa, America, Social Entrepreneurship, Tech, Harvard, Tanzania, Bill, Fernandes, Mena, Mckinsey, Melinda Gates Foundation, Sub Saharan Africa, M Pesa


As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Justice, Congress, California, White House, Russia, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Commerce, House, Va, Treasury


This is why a self-regulated Google is better for business and for the consumer

Jay Friedman is president of Goodway Group. In this op-ed, he explains why a self-regulated Google — rather than government intervention — is better for both business and consumers. Government regulation meant to deflate the monopoly could have the unintended consequence of derailing future innovations, meaning everyone loses. It’s been suggested plenty of times, but Elizabeth Warren   officially fired the first shot   in what looks to be a sure path toward anti-trust proceedings against Amer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Elizabeth Warren, America, Trends, Warren, Alexa, Sxsw, Mount Rushmore, Amazon Facebook, Instead Google, Jay Friedman, Goodway Group, YouTube Improve


Beto O'Rourke's Secret Membership in America's Oldest Hacking Group

One thing you might not know about Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just entered the race for president is that while a teenager, O'Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview to Reuters, he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. From the report: The hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft's Windows....
Tags: Texas, Microsoft, Cdc, America, Tech, Reuters, Rourke, Slashdot, Beto O Rourke, O Rourke


Monopolies Consumers ❤️

The Hill asked me to weigh in on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up America’s biggest and most successful tech companies. I think she makes some valid points about the advantages that each of them have, but the issues with Apple are very different from the issues with Facebook, the Google conundrum is not the same as what’s happening at Amazon. What rule could possibly be written that would ...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Finance, Elizabeth Warren, America, Hill, Facebook the Google


Apple Green Lights Pachinko Series Adaptation

Apple green lights Pachinko series adaptation Apple has given the thumbs up to its series adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s book Pachinko, which “chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family,” according to The Wrap. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googl...
Tags: Apple, Japan, TV, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, America, Netflix, New York Times, Jennifer Aniston, Novel, Lee, Media Res, Michael Ellenberg, The Crown, The Terror, Soo Hugh


Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs

Pi Day is apparently New Job day for tech execs and VCs these days. Leaving: Lee Fixel It’s not every day that one of the top VC investors heads out from their shop. TechCrunch’s @cookie aka Connie Loizos has the story: Lee Fixel, the low-flying head of Tiger Global’s private equity business, is leaving at the end of June, the firm announced today in a letter sent to clients and seen by Reuters . Scott Shleifer and Chase Coleman will continue as co-managers of the portfolios Fixel has oversee...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Finance, Ipo, India, Softbank, Digital, America, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Harvard, United States, Credit Suisse, Korea


‘Pachinko’ Ordered to Series at Apple

Apple has given a formal series order to the drama based on Min Jin Lee’s “Pachinko,” Variety has confirmed. “Pachinko” chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. The story begins with a forbidden romance and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America. The series will […]
Tags: Apple, News, America, Korea Japan, Pachinko, Min Jin Lee 's Pachinko Variety


Do Adjacent Organic Search Results Constitute Trademark Infringement? Of Course Not…But…–America CAN! v. CDF

One of the screenshots from the complaint A charitable fundraising organization, America CAN!, has a registered trademark in the phrase “Write off the car, not the Kid.” The organization purports to help the education of high risk youths, and it claims that “100% of the net proceeds go to the kids.” So the “kid” in the trademarked phrase appears to refer to disadvantaged youths, not tax writeoffs for being a parent. As a parent, the pun didn’t work for me. The lawsuit relates to Make-a-Wish Nor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Yahoo, Law, California, Marketing, America, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Weber, Florida Bar, Cooper, Abraham


Top US general says Google 'is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military'

America's top general said Thursday that Google's work in China "is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military."
Tags: Google, China, US, America, Cnn


FIRST AT TPM: Slack Deletes Hate Group Accounts After Leaks Of Private Chats

Slack, the internal corporate messaging and file-sharing company, is known for its cheery rainbow logo and uplifting loading messages like, “You look nice today” and “Each day will be better than the last. This one especially.” Favored by media, tech and design companies, the work hub has recently become the unlikely organizing platform for one of the country’s best-known racist hate groups. Slack messages leaked this week by non-profit media collective Unicorn Riot show members of Identity E...
Tags: Google, News, America, Tennessee, Nebraska, Charlottesville, North Atlantic, Nra, Allegra Kirkland, Capitol, Pete Ricketts, Matt, SPLC, Casey, Charlottesville Virginia, ADL


The Fantastical World of Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler

Meet Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler aka Dr. Damian Jacob Sendler aka Damian Dariusz Markiewicz. According to him, he’s “an award-winning Polish-American clinician sexologist, the scholar of forensic and legal medicine, the scientist trained in digital epidemiology, and the media health expert personality.” He’s been quoted by more than a dozen online publications internationally about his unique research examining human sexual behavior. However, according to Gizmodo journalist Jennings Brown, m...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Europe, Usa, New York, General, Boston, US, America, Harvard, Poland, Gizmodo, New York State, Special Report, Warsaw, Eastern Europe


You Are Just Fine the Way You Are

--> I was sitting in a sales seminar several months ago and a well known sales trainer got up and started speaking to the audience. He is considered by many to be one of the best salespeople in America, and I was hanging on his every word. The man was describing how he went into meetings in corporations to sell things, and how he always was able to close. His entire strategy was based on what he called “finding the pain.” “You need to find the pain! You need to find the pain!” he kept shouting a...
Tags: Google, Featured, Careers, America, Life Lessons, Job Search, Career Advice, Legal Profession, New Job, Legal Jobs, Don, BCG, QuickBooks, Career Blog, Legal Career, Job Search Industry


America's Latest Effort To Thwart the Growth of China's Huawei is Playing Out Beneath the World's Oceans

A new front has opened in the battle between the U.S. and China over control of global networks that deliver the internet. This one is beneath the ocean. [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; syndicated source.] From a report: While the U.S. wages a high-profile campaign to exclude China's Huawei from next-generation mobile networks over fears of espionage, the company is embedding itself into undersea cable networks that ferry nearly all of the world's internet data. About 380 active subma...
Tags: Mexico, China, Africa, America, Tech, Cameroon, Brazil, Huawei, Gulf Of California, Europe Asia, Huawei Marine Networks


SAMUEL EDSON & THE "IRISH DONATION"

((First posted in Feb. 2012))One of the great things about researching my family's history is what I learnabout our country's history along the way. While I have a college degree in history, there are areas and topics that I've never explored before that I'vefinally encountered in the lives of my ancestors. One of those topics came up last night when I was writing my post on Deacon Samuel Edson and iscontained in this quote:"He was an active member of the council of war from 1667 to the end of K...
Tags: Google, England, Boston, Massachusetts, America, Ireland, Parliament, Charles, Dublin, Genealogy, Rhode Island, Catholics, New England, Family History, Philip, Ma


Democracy is good for business

Matthew Douglass Contributor Matthew Douglass is a board member of the nonpartisan Business for America and previously co-founded digital health company Practice Fusion in 2007. More posts by this contributor A Digital Healthcare Argument For Net Neutrality In America, democracy and capitalism go hand in hand. Watching our democracy function (or, more accurately, malfunction) over the past few years, I have come to the conclusion that t...
Tags: Column, Florida, Colorado, Opinion, Democracy, Government, America, Tech, Pennsylvania, House, Amy Klobuchar, Michigan, Nevada, Gulf of Mexico, Digital Healthcare, Practice Fusion


No one needs access to driverless cars more than America's poor | Ashley Nunes

Road crashes claim over 40,000 lives in the US annually, and the poor are more likely to die than those well-offSilicon Valley is pouring billions into robot cars. Soon – although the time scale keeps shifting – tech manufacturers say driverless cars will replace their traditional counterparts, car parks will become parks again and road fatalities will plummet. People have argued over ethical concerns surrounding the technology, the ensuing job losses and the public’s antipathy to this robot rev...
Tags: Technology, US, America, Poverty, Silicon Valley, Self-driving Cars, Ashley Nunes, offSilicon Valley


How to get college scholarships in 2019 (how I got $100,000+)

How to get scholarships in 3 easy steps Step 1: Adopt a robust “scholarship application mindset” Step 2: Learn to find the scholarships that will pay THOUSANDS Step 3: The only application strategy worth doing How to get letters of recommendations How to write a college application essay that stands out Key things to remember to get any scholarship What do I do AFTER I get my scholarships? Step 1: Adopt a scholarship application mindset One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of pe...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Personal Finance, California, Marketing, America, Nelson Mandela, Kaiser, Mandela, Lebron James, Honduras, Chris Rock, Clinton, Peterson, GPA, College Board



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