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Larry Armitage 2021-04-23
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Two years ago, WIRED referred to Tim Robinson’s Netflix sketch series as not “particularly good.” We regret the error.
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Larry Armitage 2020-10-16
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After enduring a quarter of deeply discounted ad prices, a number of large publishers have begun testing out ways to increase their ad prices.

The post ‘More of an acceptable concept’: Publishers test more frequent ad price changes appeared first on Digiday.

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Larry Armitage 2020-07-20
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In the beginning, there were files. Later there were navigational databases based on structured files. Then there were IMS and CODASYL, and around 40 years ago we had some of the first relational databases. Throughout much of the 1980s and 1990s “database” strictly meant “relational database.” SQL ruled

Then with the growing popularity of object-oriented programming languages, some thought the solution to the “impedance mismatch” of object-oriented languages and relational databases was to map objects in the database. Thus we ended up with “object-oriented databases.” The funny thing about object databases was that in many cases they were basically a normal database with an object mapper built-in. These waned in popularity and the next real mass-market attempt was “NoSQL” in the 2010s.

To read this article in full, please click here

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Larry Armitage 2019-09-21
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Whether you’re new to iPhone or smartphones in general, you’re going to want to take advantage of the different notification settings to manage and keep track of your alerts.

It’s a neat feature to customize how you interact with your phone and how it delivers information to you – arguably one of the most important aspects of a smartphone.

You can choose whether this is enabled for just contacts or everyone, though they have the final say on whether they accept your preferred information.

This won’t work with Apple TV, as it’s not equipped for calls or messaging of any kind, but turn this on if you have other Apple products.

For calls, simply navigate to Settings > Phone > Calls on Other Devices, and toggle on the switch for the devices you’d like to receive calls on.

Essentially, any phone call from a number not in your contacts, recent outgoing calls, or Siri Suggestions, will be immediately sent to voicemail, where the caller can leave a voicemail.

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Larry Armitage 2021-03-31
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Carlson struggled to make sense of the interview, saying, "I don't think it clarified much" and "I don't quite understand it."
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Larry Armitage 2020-09-07
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"To find out that I have to pay back all unemployment aid puts me and my child in a very difficult situation."
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Larry Armitage 2019-11-01

Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has inadvertently doxed its users after someone at the company forgot to use blind copy (bcc) on a mass email, revealing, and potentially compromising, users‘ email addresses.

“We are aware that some of our users have received a general user update email earlier today, which contained the email addresses of other users,” a statement issued by the company reads.

“Our team have acted immediately to contain the issue and we are taking steps to understand the extent of the impact.

Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to identify the root cause of the fault and we will be in touch with any users affected by the issue,” it continues, “The privacy of our users is a top priority and we are very sorry for the concern this has caused to our users.”

As you can probably imagine, the incident didn’t go unnoticed, with many cryptocurrency enthusiasts discussing the news on Twitter.

BitMEX just doxxed its users in the most outrageously incompetent way imaginable: forgetting to use blind copy on mass email.

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Larry Armitage 2019-09-04

Last week, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote a blog post in which she talked about the platform’s commitment to leaving up controversial videos even when they are offensive.

YouTube’s teams have removed more than 100,000 videos and 17,000 channels since the company implemented changes to its hateful content policies in June.

Do the 17,000 removed channels represent the core of YouTube’s problems with extremism and hate speech, or are they the tip of the iceberg?

Does YouTube removing 500 million comments indicate a spectacular advance in moderation technology, or had it previously been ignoring a lot of low-hanging fruit?

In the meantime, we search, we see what’s trending, and we speculate — some of us in good faith, and others not.

But after a summer of cascading PR crises, YouTube is keen to convey the sense of a steady hand at the wheel.

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Larry Armitage 2021-02-09
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The companies are partnering to provide underserved populations education, access, and technology in order to equitably receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Larry Armitage 2020-08-17
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Pasteur used to say: Yolo! Bitcoin price We closed the day, August 16 2020, at a price of $11,892. That’s a minor 0.22 percent increase in 24 hours, or $26. It was the highest closing price in three hundred and seventy-three days. We’re still 40 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day…

This story continues at The Next Web
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Larry Armitage 2019-10-15
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It’s begun to erode trust in major television and newspaper outlets, studies show — 77% of respondents to a Monmouth University survey said that they believed media reported fake news.

And in a particularly egregious example, an untrue (but viral) story about a Washington, D.C. pizzeria led 9% of U.S. voters in a poll of 1,224 to report that they believed former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was “connected to a child sex ring.”

As part of an effort to bring attention to the problem’s scale, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently investigated ways so-called fake news detectors could be fooled with factually true articles.

Coinciding with this work, the same team used one of the world’s largest fact-checking data sets to develop automated systems that could detect false statements.

It builds on a study conducted by MIT CSAIL last year, which produced an AI system that could determine whether a source is accurate or politically prejudiced.

The first of the researchers’ two preprint papers describes a framework based on OpenAI’s GPT-2, an AI model they coopted to corrupt the meaning of human-written text before feeding it to a fake news detector.

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Larry Armitage 2019-08-27
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Australia laid out some of the country’s first concrete steps to make good on its promise of combating the spread of extremism online at this year’s G7 leader’s forum, Reuters reported Sunday.

Officials said the government intends to cut off all access to any internet domain that fails to block terrorist material during a crisis event, and legislation requiring online platforms to upgrade their safety measures is also being considered.

“We are doing everything we can to deny terrorists the opportunity to glorify their crimes,” said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, per Reuters.

These measures come in the wake of a terrorist attack in March that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand.

The tragedy was livestreamed on Facebook, with the footage quickly spreading to other online platforms that, in turn, hurried to shut it down.

The incident prompted increased scrutiny from both Australia and New Zealand about how these platforms moderate their content.

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Larry Armitage 2020-11-18
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Experienced leadership with hands on marketing operations experience matters.

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Larry Armitage 2020-08-13
(John Innes Centre) Researchers have shed fresh light on the evolution and function of the shapes we see in nature - using as a model the heart shaped fruits of the Capsella genus.
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Larry Armitage 2019-10-01
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.

Cloud storage is pretty great, but what about times you can’t access the internet?

What’s more, it’s not always practical to keep buying more storage online to store away your large movie collection.

That’s why you should get Samsung’s 1TB X5 Portable SSD.

The storage device is on sale for just $429, down from $699.

This is Samsung’s first NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSD with support for Thunderbolt 3.

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Larry Armitage 2019-08-20

– Global clinical trial underway in 11 countries, including U.S., European, and Eastern European sites to evaluate safety, efficacy and tolerability of orally administered, gut-restricted LANCL2 agonist BT-11, in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis –

BLACKSBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 20, 2019–

Landos Biopharma, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of therapeutics for patients with autoimmune diseases today announced dosing of the first patient in a Phase 2 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of BT-11 in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC).

“Dosing the first ulcerative colitis patients in this Phase 2 study is a crucial milestone for Landos.

We believe the Phase 1 clinical results reinforced BT-11’s benign safety profile and showed a response to treatment based on lower concentrations of fecal calprotectin, which we believe is a predictive biomarker of therapeutic response and extended clinical remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The global Phase 2 study will utilize a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter design to evaluate the safety, efficacy and tolerability of BT-11 compared to placebo in patients with mild to moderately-active UC.

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Larry Armitage 2021-04-23
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Two years ago, WIRED referred to Tim Robinson’s Netflix sketch series as not “particularly good.” We regret the error.
Larry Armitage 2021-02-09
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The companies are partnering to provide underserved populations education, access, and technology in order to equitably receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Larry Armitage 2020-10-16
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After enduring a quarter of deeply discounted ad prices, a number of large publishers have begun testing out ways to increase their ad prices.

The post ‘More of an acceptable concept’: Publishers test more frequent ad price changes appeared first on Digiday.

Larry Armitage 2020-08-17
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Pasteur used to say: Yolo! Bitcoin price We closed the day, August 16 2020, at a price of $11,892. That’s a minor 0.22 percent increase in 24 hours, or $26. It was the highest closing price in three hundred and seventy-three days. We’re still 40 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day…

This story continues at The Next Web
Larry Armitage 2020-07-20
img

In the beginning, there were files. Later there were navigational databases based on structured files. Then there were IMS and CODASYL, and around 40 years ago we had some of the first relational databases. Throughout much of the 1980s and 1990s “database” strictly meant “relational database.” SQL ruled

Then with the growing popularity of object-oriented programming languages, some thought the solution to the “impedance mismatch” of object-oriented languages and relational databases was to map objects in the database. Thus we ended up with “object-oriented databases.” The funny thing about object databases was that in many cases they were basically a normal database with an object mapper built-in. These waned in popularity and the next real mass-market attempt was “NoSQL” in the 2010s.

To read this article in full, please click here

Larry Armitage 2019-10-15
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It’s begun to erode trust in major television and newspaper outlets, studies show — 77% of respondents to a Monmouth University survey said that they believed media reported fake news.

And in a particularly egregious example, an untrue (but viral) story about a Washington, D.C. pizzeria led 9% of U.S. voters in a poll of 1,224 to report that they believed former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was “connected to a child sex ring.”

As part of an effort to bring attention to the problem’s scale, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently investigated ways so-called fake news detectors could be fooled with factually true articles.

Coinciding with this work, the same team used one of the world’s largest fact-checking data sets to develop automated systems that could detect false statements.

It builds on a study conducted by MIT CSAIL last year, which produced an AI system that could determine whether a source is accurate or politically prejudiced.

The first of the researchers’ two preprint papers describes a framework based on OpenAI’s GPT-2, an AI model they coopted to corrupt the meaning of human-written text before feeding it to a fake news detector.

Larry Armitage 2019-09-21
img

Whether you’re new to iPhone or smartphones in general, you’re going to want to take advantage of the different notification settings to manage and keep track of your alerts.

It’s a neat feature to customize how you interact with your phone and how it delivers information to you – arguably one of the most important aspects of a smartphone.

You can choose whether this is enabled for just contacts or everyone, though they have the final say on whether they accept your preferred information.

This won’t work with Apple TV, as it’s not equipped for calls or messaging of any kind, but turn this on if you have other Apple products.

For calls, simply navigate to Settings > Phone > Calls on Other Devices, and toggle on the switch for the devices you’d like to receive calls on.

Essentially, any phone call from a number not in your contacts, recent outgoing calls, or Siri Suggestions, will be immediately sent to voicemail, where the caller can leave a voicemail.

Larry Armitage 2019-08-27
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Australia laid out some of the country’s first concrete steps to make good on its promise of combating the spread of extremism online at this year’s G7 leader’s forum, Reuters reported Sunday.

Officials said the government intends to cut off all access to any internet domain that fails to block terrorist material during a crisis event, and legislation requiring online platforms to upgrade their safety measures is also being considered.

“We are doing everything we can to deny terrorists the opportunity to glorify their crimes,” said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, per Reuters.

These measures come in the wake of a terrorist attack in March that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand.

The tragedy was livestreamed on Facebook, with the footage quickly spreading to other online platforms that, in turn, hurried to shut it down.

The incident prompted increased scrutiny from both Australia and New Zealand about how these platforms moderate their content.

Larry Armitage 2021-03-31
img
Carlson struggled to make sense of the interview, saying, "I don't think it clarified much" and "I don't quite understand it."
Larry Armitage 2020-11-18
img
Experienced leadership with hands on marketing operations experience matters.

Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
Larry Armitage 2020-09-07
img
"To find out that I have to pay back all unemployment aid puts me and my child in a very difficult situation."
Larry Armitage 2020-08-13
(John Innes Centre) Researchers have shed fresh light on the evolution and function of the shapes we see in nature - using as a model the heart shaped fruits of the Capsella genus.
Larry Armitage 2019-11-01

Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has inadvertently doxed its users after someone at the company forgot to use blind copy (bcc) on a mass email, revealing, and potentially compromising, users‘ email addresses.

“We are aware that some of our users have received a general user update email earlier today, which contained the email addresses of other users,” a statement issued by the company reads.

“Our team have acted immediately to contain the issue and we are taking steps to understand the extent of the impact.

Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to identify the root cause of the fault and we will be in touch with any users affected by the issue,” it continues, “The privacy of our users is a top priority and we are very sorry for the concern this has caused to our users.”

As you can probably imagine, the incident didn’t go unnoticed, with many cryptocurrency enthusiasts discussing the news on Twitter.

BitMEX just doxxed its users in the most outrageously incompetent way imaginable: forgetting to use blind copy on mass email.

Larry Armitage 2019-10-01
img

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.

Cloud storage is pretty great, but what about times you can’t access the internet?

What’s more, it’s not always practical to keep buying more storage online to store away your large movie collection.

That’s why you should get Samsung’s 1TB X5 Portable SSD.

The storage device is on sale for just $429, down from $699.

This is Samsung’s first NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSD with support for Thunderbolt 3.

Larry Armitage 2019-09-04

Last week, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote a blog post in which she talked about the platform’s commitment to leaving up controversial videos even when they are offensive.

YouTube’s teams have removed more than 100,000 videos and 17,000 channels since the company implemented changes to its hateful content policies in June.

Do the 17,000 removed channels represent the core of YouTube’s problems with extremism and hate speech, or are they the tip of the iceberg?

Does YouTube removing 500 million comments indicate a spectacular advance in moderation technology, or had it previously been ignoring a lot of low-hanging fruit?

In the meantime, we search, we see what’s trending, and we speculate — some of us in good faith, and others not.

But after a summer of cascading PR crises, YouTube is keen to convey the sense of a steady hand at the wheel.

Larry Armitage 2019-08-20

– Global clinical trial underway in 11 countries, including U.S., European, and Eastern European sites to evaluate safety, efficacy and tolerability of orally administered, gut-restricted LANCL2 agonist BT-11, in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis –

BLACKSBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 20, 2019–

Landos Biopharma, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of therapeutics for patients with autoimmune diseases today announced dosing of the first patient in a Phase 2 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of BT-11 in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC).

“Dosing the first ulcerative colitis patients in this Phase 2 study is a crucial milestone for Landos.

We believe the Phase 1 clinical results reinforced BT-11’s benign safety profile and showed a response to treatment based on lower concentrations of fecal calprotectin, which we believe is a predictive biomarker of therapeutic response and extended clinical remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The global Phase 2 study will utilize a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter design to evaluate the safety, efficacy and tolerability of BT-11 compared to placebo in patients with mild to moderately-active UC.