Sloat, the former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, boasted that Clinton will be “more interventionist and forward-leaning than Obama’s been” in Syria. She also applauded Clinton for doing intervention the right way, through coalitions instead of the unilateral aggression that defined the Bush years.
Let’s go back to the example of heart rates. In a study conducted in Sweden and published in 2015, researchers found that low resting heart rates correlated with propensity for violence. It’s unclear whether these findings will hold up to further investigation. But if the connection is confirmed in the future, perhaps it could be cross-indexed, introduced into algorithms, and used, in conjunction with other data, to profile or convict individuals, suggests John Chuang, a professor at Berkeley’s School of Information and the director of its BioSense lab. (Biosensing technology uses digital data to learn about living systems like people.) “It’s something we can’t anticipate—these new classes of data we assume are innocuous that turn out not to be,” says Chuang.
The Seven-Year Short (jdargis)
Surrounded by shirts and pants—the closet is more convenient than his basement office—Hart, 44, talks to Hong Kong, parsing the latest numbers and the scuttlebutt from Beijing and Shanghai. In the seven years since this all started, he might as well have learned Mandarin. (All three of his children speak the language now, unlike their old man.) Doggedness has cost him millions—not to mention investors, employees, and, at times, damn near his sanity. But he won’t, or maybe can’t, let go now.
“Given the extraordinary circumstances that compel me to entertain any and all avenues for relief, it strikes me that I should begin with the one attorney in the state who not only created this problem, but is in a unique position to address it,” Michael Barrett, director of the Missouri State Public Defender System, wrote in a letter to the governor.
‘A Major System-Wide Outage’ (jdargis)
Delta said it will allow those people whose flights were affected to make a one-time change to their tickets without incurring a fee. And, it said: “If your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund.” Delta, the world’s third-largest airline by number of passengers, carries 138.8 million people each year.
The figures do “not bode well for the state of global demand, given that Chinese exports benefited from a weaker currency,” Louis Kuijs of Oxford Economics wrote in a note.
“Looking forward, we expect the trade data to remain lacklustre in the coming months, given our outlook of subdued momentum in global trade and China’s domestic demand.”
Mr. Creason’s experience with the electric co-op puts him at the leading edge of a trend unfolding in hard-to-reach rural spots nationwide. For years, such communities have largely been left out of the digital revolution because they had only intermittent internet access, often through a patchwork of satellite, dial-up or wireless service. Telecom and cable companies shunned the areas because it was too expensive to bring equipment and service over long distances to so few people.
Heat: The Feeling And The Science (bobwise32952)
What I actually sensed as “heat” was not the temperature, but the my body’s interaction with the air and nearby surfaces. The body needs to lose heat constantly to maintain its 98.6 degree temperature. At moderate air temperatures, it cools by conduction to the surrounding air and even by convection- as if little cumulus clouds floated up from the skin. But when the air temperature exceeds body temperature, convection stops, and conduction begins to warm the body.
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