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Submission + - Zombie Components that Refuse to Die (

szczys writes: Whether they're not being manufactured any longer, or deserving retirement after being displaced by more competitive offerings, hardware engineers create zombie components by sticking to their safe, warm, and comfortable preferred parts. There has been an unprecedented explosion of the number different components that are currently available. Because of this, and despite the wealth of information available online about each part, we've become worse at knowing what's out there for any one particular design spec. This leads to getting stuck in a rut, reaching for a zombie component rather than exercising inquisitiveness and reaching for the new hotness that should be replacing it.

Submission + - Researchers Propose DNN To Judge Your Long-Term State Of Mind From Your Voice (

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers in Australia have proposed a system to analyse a user's voice and recognise how they are feeling, long term. The system uses a Deep Neural Network (DNN) to compare the user's tone of voice to those that he or she is talking to, in order to build up long-term data about potential cyclic changes in mood, rather than attempting to recognise whether someone is happy or sad in a particular moment.

Submission + - Google Questions & Unofficial Answers: Why does YouTube seem so biased? (

Lauren Weinstein writes: Why does Google's YouTube seem so biased against ordinary users who upload videos? I've unfairly had my videos blocked, received copyright strikes for my own materials, and even had my account suspended — and it's impossible to reach anyone at YouTube to complain! No, YouTube isn't biased against you — not voluntarily, anyway. But it could definitely be argued that the copyright legal landscape — particularly in the mainstream entertainment industry — is indeed biased against the "little guys," and Google's YouTube must obey the laws as written. What's more, YouTube exists at the "bleeding edge" of the intersection of technology and law, where there's oh so much that goes bump in the night ...

Submission + - Astrophysicists have Detected Category 77 Hurricane Winds near a Black Hole (

TechnoidNash writes: “We’re talking wind speeds of 20 percent the speed of light, which is more than 200 million kilometres an hour. That’s equivalent to a category 77 hurricane,” said Jesse Rogerson, an astrophysicist leading research aimed at better understanding outflows from quasars as part of his PhD thesis in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at York U. These powerful quasar winds, the fastest seen to date, were detected near a supermassive black hole and could give researchers great insight into the development of galaxies. Read more:

Submission + - CodeWeavers CrossOver can now run Steam on Android Remix (

twickline writes: James Ramey the President of CodeWeavers has posted a short video showing CrossOver running Steam on Android Remix at this years GDC 2016 ( Game Developers Conference ) that was recently held in San Francisco USA.

James also posted on his Facebook account, "Our company, CodeWeavers, with the help of Jide Technology was able to demonstrate Steam running on Android. Gamers will be able to play their PC based games on Android devices. It's cutting edge if nothing else."

Comment obviously (Score -1, Troll) 920

The only reason Obama ran as Democrat is the Republican party is too racist to accept black people into positions of real power. Instead this scumbag misrepresented and out right lied about his political views. And now we get intellectually incurious, voodoo ecomics conservatard in office again.
Obviously there is no reason to go to the moon, it's not like we need Hellium-3 from there for fusion reasearch. By the time all the math and prototypes of rockets for returning to the moon would be completed, first fusion reactor prototypes would be finished.
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Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Spending Limits 1070

lorenlal writes "The Supreme Court of the United States must have figured that restrictions on corporate support of candidates was a violation of free speech, or something like that." From the AP story linked above: "By a 5-4 vote, the court on Thursday overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said corporations can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to pay for campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states."

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