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Fox News' Jesse Watters said female journalists trade sex for scoops - Business Insider

  • Fox News' Jesse Watters elicited backlash after claiming that it's common for female journalists to trade sex for a scoop.
  • He made the comments on Wednesday's episode of the daily talk show "The Five" in response to the controversy surrounding the upcoming movie "Richard Jewell," which depicts a female journalist sleeping with a source to get information for a story, Jeremy Barr reported for The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Female journalists sleep with sources "all the time," Watters said, citing the romantic relationship New York Times' reporter Ali Watkins had with a top government staffer while reporting on national security.
  • "This is a really disgusting, baseless charge, and one Fox should denounce for the sake of its own female reporters," tweeted conservative CNN anchor S.E. Cupp.

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Fox News' Jesse Watters said female journalists trade sex for scoops - Business Insider

  • Fox News' Jesse Watters elicited backlash after claiming that it's common for female journalists to trade sex for a scoop.
  • He made the comments on Wednesday's episode of the daily talk show "The Five" in response to the controversy surrounding the upcoming movie "Richard Jewell," which depicts a female journalist sleeping with a source to get information for a story, Jeremy Barr reported for The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Female journalists sleep with sources "all the time," Watters said, citing the romantic relationship New York Times' reporter Ali Watkins had with a top government staffer while reporting on national security.
  • "This is a really disgusting, baseless charge, and one Fox should denounce for the sake of its own female reporters," tweeted conservative CNN anchor S.E. Cupp.

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Gift Guide: Gifts for the commuters in your life

  • For this guide, we’re focusing on commuters who eschew cars for all the obvious reasons — traffic, parking, gas costs, and more traffic — and instead opt for buses, trains, subways and bikes to travel to their “offices” — be they actual offices, or cafes or other workspaces — on a regular or semi-regular basis.
  • UK company See.Sense’s version packs a strong punch: on top of the being brighter, easier to remove and recharge, the lights link up with an app to alert you when someone appears to be stealing your bike, and they sense when you are cycling faster and slower and blink more rapidly when there’s more traffic to make sure the cyclist is better seen.
  • The cool thing is that there is now a huge range of options on the market for new bags, whether you want them for leisurely use, for work commuting, for a fashion statement, to make them easier to carry when you’re off your bike, or all of the above.

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J.J. Abrams shows off Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip in Fortnite

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is so inescapable that it’s even started invading video games.
  • This afternoon, director J.J. Abrams stopped by a unique location to show off a new clip from the movie: Risky Reels, the drive-in theater on Fortnite’s virtual island.
  • Epic has been teasing the event for around a week, starting by placing posters at various locations on the Fortnite island.
  • Fortnite has slowly been ramping up its Star Wars promotions since November when stormtrooper character skins were available in-game.
  • This week, things went a step further with skins based on Rey, Finn, and a new Sith trooper from The Rise of Skywalker.
  • It’s not the first time developer Epic has partnered with a blockbuster film franchise: Fortnite has featured skins and events based on everything from John Wick to The Avengers.

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Challenging projects every programmer should try

  • Once you get the basic game working, add a title screen menu, a game over screen, make sure the game runs at the same speed even on different computers, and explore how to implement more interesting enemies with AI.
  • For example, you could write a Tiny BASIC compiler in Python that outputs C# code.
  • Once you have the basic compiler working, you can add a standard library (in PeayBASIC I added simple 2D graphics functionality), optimization passes, and improve the error messages.
  • Writing an emulator (or virtual machine) for a video game console combines the challenges of writing a compiler, an operating system, and a compiler all into one.
  • Emulating a real video game console means writing a virtual machine that pretends to function just like the actual CPU and other hardware components.

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Four compulsive advantages of Industry 4.0

  • Such waves created by technology are never-ending and right now, we are at the next transitional phase, which has been brewing for quite some time and is all set to lead to a new high in the industries.
  • While some claim that Industry 4.0 is a mere marketing gimmick, one cannot help but notice the huge impact it is already creating in various forms like AI, Internet of Things, Cloud technology, big data and analytics, cybersecurity, augmented reality, etc.
  • Elevating the business model with aspects like digital transformation, automation, large data collection, and many more specific ones naturally have several advantages.
  • With all businesses, big and small, working on similar developments and having similar investments, large corporations also collaborate more with smaller firms to help them move faster in the direction of industry 4.0, thus making the competition almost equal or keeping them on a level playing field with corporate giants.

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What I Learned about Style and Writing from Watching Bruce Lee

  • Like Spiderman, I have great power and great responsibility, and martial arts teaches how to develop both.
  • When kicking, the most important factors are, in order, accuracy then speed then power.
  • Power is least important because any somewhat practiced martial artist will be able to deliver harder strikes than they can withstand by a wide margin.
  • Similarly, when writing, accuracy then speed then power are important.
  • He took a holistic approach to martial arts and pioneered advances in training methods, demonstration techniques, and blending styles.
  • Individual and school style can translate across disciplines, for example, my boxing style is very long-range and footwork based thanks to TaeKwonDo. Lee cut this knot by describing the “style of no style.” His martial arts combined multiple influences into “Jeet Kune Do” or “The Way of the Intercepting Fist,” though his later statements on style resisted even his own definition.

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A function to sleep a 1000 years: explained

  • I encountered a code challenge that asked for a sleep function that sleeps a 1000 years.
  • The current functions use an integer to declare the amount of seconds, but 232 is only around a 100 years long.
  • After issuing the diagnostic, an implementation may choose to assume an implicit int and continue to translate the program in order to support existing source code that exploits this feature.
  • This function takes no parameters and gets the default return type.
  • So, now we have an int called i and a function with return type int called f().
  • According to the author, it stops at approximately a thousand years.
  • 0 would mean that f(sleep(7)) would not be run, and that’s the end of our f().
  • Let’s calculate the amount of years that this will run.
  • So this code will indeed run for a thousand years, with a margin of ten percent.

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Why we fall for cons

  • Like any man in uniform, Captain Voigt appeared taller and broader thanks to his boots, smart grey overcoat and Prussian-blue officer’s cap.
  • As the small group marched towards Putlitzstrasse station, the charismatic Captain Voigt saw another squad and ordered them to fall in behind.
  • Captain Voigt’s impromptu strike force burst into Köpenick town hall and into the office of the mayor, a man named Georg Langerhans.
  • Since Wilhelm Voigt persuaded people to obey orders that they should not have obeyed, you may already be thinking about Stanley Milgram.
  • On showing up at the laboratory, in a basement at Yale University, they met a man — apparently a scientist, just as Voigt had apparently been a Prussian army captain — dressed in a tie and grey lab coat.
  • Voigt stopped Corporal Muller in the street and demanded to know where he and his men were going.

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Clever crows have learnt how to make a meal of cane toads

  • MEMBERS OF THE crow family, the corvids, show a capacity to learn and solve problems that may be unrivalled in the bird world.
  • As this highly poisonous amphibian disperses across northern Australia, the numbers of predators attempting to eat them are crashing.
  • Crows, however, have learnt how to eat toads by avoiding the most toxic parts.
  • The large parotid glands on the toad’s neck and shoulders are the greatest risk.
  • When a toad is harassed, milky white poison oozes from these glands.
  • Crows avoid contact with the ooze by grasping them by the limbs or even the bony brow above the eye, avoiding the body itself.
  • Crows know which bits to eat – fleshy thighs, tongues, intestines – and how to get at these from below without contacting the lethal parts.
  • Certainly corvids naturally occur with toads on all continents outside Australia.

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