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October 12 2019

The reporting of a case in which a man beat his wife to death with a crowbar has been criticised widely for “justifying” the murder.
When covering the conviction of David Pomphret, for the murder of his partner Ann Marie Pomphret, the Mail Online used the term “hen-pecked” in order to described the treatment Pomphret was reportedly subjected to by his wife. 
Pomphret, who...

October 12 2019

“DOMINION: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World.”
By Tom Holland. Basic Books, 624 pages. $40.
Christianity is the largest religion on Earth. Although Christianity has been a powerful political force through the ages, it has not always held such a position of numerical or social primacy. Tom Holland has crafted a history of Christianity from its beginnings to recent times...

October 12 2019

Thursday night, Michael Longoria brought his one-man show “Like They Do In the Movies” to The Green Room 42, singing songs from his brand-new album of the same name.

Michael made his Broadway debut in the hit musical Hairspray. He later created the role of Joey in the original Broadway hit Jersey Boys, before taking over the role of Frankie Valli. He went on to create the role of Freddy...

October 12 2019

FILE PHOTO: A Lamborghini logo is displayed at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

(Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is looking at options for its luxury brand Lamborghini, including a sale or stock listing, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Chief Executive Herbert Diess in March...

October 12 2019

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A black Texas woman was shot and killed by a white Fort Worth police officer who was called to the woman’s home for a welfare check, authorities said.

In a statement, the department said it received a call at 2:25 a.m...

October 11 2019

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 11th from 00:16 to 17:05:

  • Why Enterprise Software Sucks | Hacker News – lots of opinions here
  • Mailbag: IF for Reinforcement Learning – Emily Short’s Interactive Storytelling –
  • ASOS DESIGN faux headphone ear piece in silver tone | ASOS –
  • About OverDrive for Mac – no...
October 11 2019

Dario Argento hasn’t directed a film since 2012’s rather awful Dracula 3D, but it looks like he’s ready to get back behind the camera – for TV. Argento is set to direct a TV series called Longinus, and while specifics about the show are unknown at this time, a new Argento project is always something worth paying attention to (even though it’s been a long, long...

October 11 2019

Firefighters responded to a blaze on the second floor of a low-rise apartment building near Ballston Friday night.
The fire was first reported just before 10 p.m. on the 4100 block of Henderson Road, in the Buckingham neighborhood.
Arriving units found smoke coming from the second floor and worked quickly to bring the fire under control. Firefighters from Ft. Myer and Fairfax...

October 11 2019

万物皆可用 AI,这句话正在慢慢成为现实。
它是工厂里效率最高的工人,能用来识别敏感图片,也能做出以假乱真的视频。更重要的是,它已经开始了创造,从写新闻到写歌,从画画到编故事,它开始创造出一些我们从未见过的东西。
现在,AI 也和你的食物息息相关。之前的 AI 仅能完成基础的食品加工工作,筛选出合格的食物原材料。但现在,它已经可以创造新菜单,让你用更短的时间尝到食物的新口味了。

▲ 图片来自:unsplash

全球最大的调料公司 McCormick、包装食品公司 Conagra 以及让我们每天都能快乐工作的百事可乐公司都在用人工智能来创造新的食品口味。
事实上,用人工智能来创造新口味这事是饮料圈先做的。嘉士伯啤酒就曾使用传感器和机器学习来创造新的啤酒口味。食品技术公司...

October 11 2019

A Fox News affiliate in Portland requested public data on the number of times city firefighters are called out to fires started in homeless camps and the results were stunning.
“Our call volume does have an increased amount that is a result of some kind of emergency or crisis that is happening with our homeless population,” said Lt. Rich Chatman with Portland Fire & Rescue. “That’s a...

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