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The CSS Standardization Process

  • The most recent snapshot can always be found at this URL: Implementers interested in the experimental features, and everybody who wants to help develop CSS, may also find the CSS current work page useful: it shows the current status and a short description of all existing parts of CSS.
  • Implementers interested in the experimental features, and everybody who wants to help develop CSS, may also find the CSS current work page useful: it shows the current status and a short description of all existing parts of CSS.

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How the Data Center Technology Market Is Faring in the Pandemic

  • The COVID-19 crisis will drive up demand for everything from IT hardware and software to power and cooling infrastructure gear for cloud service provider data centers, according to the market research firm Omdia, which recently put out its assessment of the headwinds and the tailwinds the data center industry should expect from the crisis.
  • Investment in storage capacity by cloud providers is also expected to accelerate this and next year, driven by greater demand from video and gaming services and by enterprises increasingly relying on remote collaboration tools enabled by file sharing.
  • These companies are expected to slow down spending on servers, network switches, storage, multi-tenant server software, UPS, racks, and PDUs. Their spend on application delivery and SD-WAN solutions is expected to remain flat, explained by the need to equip more remote workers, shift to the cloud, delays in campus and branch office expansion projects, and supply chain disruptions.

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How K-pop fans are weaponizing the internet for Black Lives Matter

  • After spending days urging social media support for the Black Lives Matter movement, fans around the world went viral and gained mainstream media attention for their use of K-pop fancams to jam police apps.
  • Across the internet, supporters of Black Lives Matter are weaponizing tweets, posts, and hashtags to spread information, protect protesters, and derail racist rhetoric.
  • One of the cleverest ways people are using social media to spread information about the protests and related activity is something like the idea of derailing hashtags to advocate for anti-racism.
  • That basic concept is applicable to many, many things — including luring people into Twitter threads that promise to spill juicy celebrity gossip, only to rickroll them with information about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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How the Black Death made the rich richer

  • Although the Black Death caused short-term losses for Europe’s largest companies, in the long term, they concentrated their assets and gained a greater share of the market and influence with governments.
  • But we can certainly see parallels with the way that the Black Death strengthened the power of the state and accelerated the domination of key markets by a handful of mega-corporations.
  • The trend of the post-Black Death 14th and 15th Centuries was a concentration of resources – capital, skills, and infrastructure – into the hands of a small number of corporations.
  • Small business has taken a really decisive hit across a wide range of sectors as Covid-19, like the Black Death, results in big companies gaining market share.
  • At a state level, the Black Death caused the acceleration of trends towards centralisation, the growth of taxation, and government dependence upon large companies.

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First Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln

  • I take the official oath to-day with no mental reservations and with no purpose to construe the Constitution or laws by any hypercritical rules; and while I do not choose now to specify particular acts of Congress as proper to be enforced, I do suggest that it will be much safer for all, both in official and private stations, to conform to and abide by all those acts which stand unrepealed than to violate any of them trusting to find impunity in having them held to be unconstitutional.
  • The course here indicated will be followed unless current events and experience shall show a modification or change to be proper, and in every case and exigency my best discretion will be exercised, according to circumstances actually existing and with a view and a hope of a peaceful solution of the national troubles and the restoration of fraternal sympathies and affections.

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How deepfakes could actually do some good

  • Because survivors can rarely reveal their own identities safely, the team behind the film Welcome to Chechnya turned to the same sort of technology typically seen in deepfake videos.
  • Still, the promise of deepfake-like technology to anonymize people may grow more popular, experts told Recode, complicating the debate over the ethics and the regulation of this controversial application of artificial intelligence.
  • The man behind Welcome to Chechnya’s technology is visual effects expert Ryan Laney, who says the technology used in the film essentially moves faces like marionette puppets.
  • When asked about the questions surrounding deepfakes, Welcome to Chechnya’s Laney says that his technology doesn’t technically count because “deepfakes as a practice are inherently nonconsensual.” To him, the artificial intelligence used in the film required both the agreement of those filmed to be anonymized and the consent of the activists who volunteered their faces.

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After a second stage failure, Rocket Lab loses seven satellites

  • On Sunday morning, local time in New Zealand, Rocket Lab launched its 13th mission.
  • In the immediate aftermath of the failure, the company did not provide any additional information about the problem that occurred with the second stage.
  • But beginning with its next flight, in January, 2018, through June, 2020, the company had rattled off a string of 11 successful missions and emerged as a major player in the small satellite launch industry.
  • It has built two additional launch pads, one in New Zealand and another in Virginia, U.S., and taken steps toward reusing its first stage booster.
  • His was the first commercial company in a new generation of small satellite rocket developers to reach orbit, and even now remains the only one to do so.
  • But Rocket Lab has plenty of experience to draw upon as it works to identify the underlying problem with its second stage, and fix it.

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Lindsay Lohan Is Back, But... Why? – – Op-ed %

  • So, Lindsay Lohan has surfaced again–the only problem is, I don’t know why.
  • Whatever you find to be synonymous with the name Lindsay Lohan is likely dependent on your demographic.
  • And during all these tough times I feel like I’ve learned to understand the simplicity of life and birthdays.
  • I was thinking about how many birthdays I’ve had that are just like so extravagant and how lucky we all are to just have the people around us that we love and the people in our lives that we love and how simple is key.
  • In quite unfortunate timing (especially considering she’d waited almost a decade), the lockdown lined up with the single’s early April street date.
  • Naturally, the people interviewing her wanted to know what Lindsay Lohan’s been doing for the last decade.

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Neil Young Disses Trump & Lets Freedom Really Ring

  • Neil Young does not like Donald Trump.
  • When word got out that Trump played Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” at his Mount Rushmore rally Saturday, the rock legend took to Twitter to make clear that he doesn’t co-sign it.
  • Young, who has been both rockin’ and speaking out against over-reaching governmental authority for decades, proves he’s still got the same fire he had all those years ago.
  • Back in 2016, Trump used Neil Young’s music during his campaign for the first time.
  • Every time “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” or one of my songs is played at your rallies, I hope you hear my voice.
  • Me. Young emphasized this sentiment again on Saturday and took to Twitter to share his distaste for Trump’s use of his song.
  • But Neil Young hasn’t just denounced Trump.

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