IBM is moving OpenPower Foundation to The Linux Foundation
- It also announced that it was open sourcing some of the technical underpinnings of the Power Series chip to make it easier for developers and engineers to build on top of the technology.
- In addition, IBM made several other announcements around open sourcing other Power Chip technologies designed to help developers and engineers customize and control their implementations of Power chip technology.
- “IBM will also contribute multiple other technologies including a softcore implementation of the Power ISA, as well as reference designs for the architecture-agnostic Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI) and the Open Memory Interface (OMI).
- The softcore implementation of the Power ISA, in particular, should give developers more control and even enable them to build their own instruction sets, Hugh Blemings, executive director of the OpenPower Foundation explained.
Rep. Steve King wants the media to apologize for reporting he said rape and incest were necessary — even though he claimed there would be 'no population' without them
- Rep. Steve King said he wants an apology from the media and Republican leaders for saying he suggested that there would be no population without rape and incest, even though he was filmed making the comment at an Iowa event.
- King, who is anti-abortion, had made his comments while speaking to the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, last week.
- After his comments were reported on by local and national media, King took aim at the Des Moines Register and the Associated Press, saying the stories were based on a misquote.
- The Des Moines Register did correct a quote from King in their article about the event, but the correction was not related to the specific comments he made about incest and rape.
- Those comments were reported accurately, based on video of the event.
'It: Chapter Two' and 'Joker' will give Warner Bros. a boost at the box office after a terrible summer
- Warner Bros.' biggest bet this summer, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," wasn't a complete failure, but it underperformed.
- The sequel cost $170 million to make (before marketing costs), and grossed $385 million worldwide after opening in May. Its predecessor, 2014's "Godzilla," made almost $140 million more globally with $529 million.
- The movie, which comes to theaters September 6, is expected to surpass the first movie's opening weekend of $123 million domestically, which broke the record for the biggest horror-movie opening of all time (before inflation).
- Boxoffice.com is projecting it to open with $138 million.
- Boxoffice.com is projecting the movie to earn $81 million in its opening weekend, which would be the biggest October opening of all time, surpassing last year's "Venom," which made $80 million.
- And the movie is gaining momentum (Boxoffice.com originally predicted it would make $77 million).
Opinion: GOP can't shake off the awful taint of Steve King's racism and misogyny
- Congresswoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, and a host of other prominent Republicans hurried to denounce him, but no matter who calls for his resignation, Republicans can't avoid the fact that King's brand of white nationalism is now firmly ensconced in the White House and in the political culture the GOP has enabled.
- In fact, the need to defend "Western civilization" from threats by people of color isn't just a callback to fascism -- it is now an established latest White House and GOP talking point.
- It's used not just by the administration's architect of anti-immigration policy, Stephen Miller -- who excuses Trump's racist attacks against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, and other congresswomen of color as a defense of "the principles of Western civilization" -- but by Cheney herself.
Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall
- King was asked in a tense exchange if he would defend comments he made Wednesday questioning whether there would "be any population of the world left" if you pulled people out who were "products of rape and incest," according to a video posted online by The Des Moines Register, which first reported the remarks.
- King deflected the question, saying the "very active and vibrant left-wing media out there" had picked up The Des Moines Register's reporting that misquoted King and "decided to do a hack job." However, the question posed to him did not refer to the quote corrected by the Register.
- The quote corrected by the Register to which King referred referenced other members of Congress who co-sponsored his legislation.
- In one instance, King denied having made the controversial statement in question and suggested to the constituent, "I think you're reading some of this in Spanish," a comment that caused outcry from the audience.
I'm a meat-eater, and I tried the new Impossible Whopper from Burger King — here's my verdict
- I just polished off Burger King's new Impossible Whopper for lunch, which comes with a meatless patty made of plants from Impossible Foods, a company focused on making plant-based meat alternatives.
- I don't typically eat fast food for lunch, and the Impossible Whopper is a brand-new meatless offering from Burger King, a company that's built itself on meat sandwiched between bread.
- I was hoping that the Impossible Whopper would at least reduce that post-fast-food "brick in the stomach" sensation, seeing as I was eating a plant-based patty instead of meat.
- Otherwise, I can see the Impossible Whopper being a great option for vegetarians who want a vegetarian fast-food option once in a while, or if you just want a burger experience when you want to reduce the amount of meat you eat.