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Del Norte girls advance to title round

first_imgThe No. 2 Del Norte girls basketball team came away from the schools first every North Coast Section Division IV semifinal game with a hard-fought 47-42 victory over No. 6 Lick-Wilmerding to punch its ticked to Saturday’s championship game.“I’m super excited because this has never happened,” said Del Norte senior Kaleya Sanchez. “It feels really good. I am so proud of my team. We have been making history already and we just keep progressing and making more history. That is exciting.”The …last_img read more

Top 10 Culture of Tech Stories of 2010

first_imgRelated Posts Online TyrannyThe level of oppression against users of social media and other online tools reached a stupendous level in 2010. As a look at our weekly feature “This Week in Online Tyranny” shows, men and women were arrested, sentenced, beaten and tortured every single week. The fear and anger those who hate dissent show to anyone who didn’t roll over doubled and redoubled as social media gained more and more users around the globe. Low-lights include the sentencing of Canadian-Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan to almost 20 years in prison in Iran; the release, after additional torture, of the longest-serving imprisoned blogger, Kareem Amer; and the passage by the United Nations of a resolution that provides justification for blasphemy-based imprisonment and torture.Having covered the increasing sophistication of online oppression since January of 2005, I would be lying if I claimed to see anything positive developing. Repressive governments around the world have proven much quicker to understand and accept the power of the social web than the world’s media or business leaders have. Want to know where the online world is headed? Watch the internal police services of China, Iran and Egypt. They know. The Ongoing Dialogue Between New Tech and Legacy TechThe outcry when we published a story titled, “Oxford English Dictionary May Never Be Published Again” was profound from a group of techies probably reading the story on their brain implants. It was a microcosm of the back-and-forth between new ways of doing old things and the old ways of doing them. “As for the advantages of a paper version, they are undeniable but ultimately replicable,” said one reader, with another countering “Nothing beats a hardcopy backup.”This dialogue even happens internally here. Richard MacManus, the founder and editor, wrote one post titled “5 Ways That eBooks Are Better Than Paper Books” and had to follow it up the next day with a post titled, “5 Ways That Paper Books Are Better Than eBooks.”And when I canvassed all the “early adopters” I’m surrounded by here for a post called “The Truth About Legacy Technology” I discovered that almost every single one of them regularly used, and loved, both the very latest communications tech and absolute antiques – like pen and paper. A lot of consciousness of web technologies was born to the gospel of “disruption.” That note is so strong it’s become our tonic. But it’s not the whole picture. There is always an impassioned conversation going on between the past and the future…in the present. And the present is where we live. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Computer Warfare on Industrial TargetsOutside of the security field, the idea of a computer virus tailored to a specific country and a specific undertaking was the stuff of paranoid thrillers. This year, the reality of country-to-country viral warfare was brought home with the unleashing of the Stuxnet virus. As the story playedout, a number of eye-widening facts came to light. The virus was made by a highest-level digital team over a prolonged period. It was aimed solely at supervisory control and data acquisition systems, used only on large industrial machinery. Further, it was aimed directly at particular frequency converter drives from specific vendors. Those vendors exist only in Finland and Iran. It was designed, in fact, to change motor speed on, among other things, uranium processing facilities in Iran. The ubiquity of digital communication pathways mean that this is only the most dramatic event in governments targeting each other in this manner, not the last one. WikleaksWikileaks was not a story, but an ongoing continuum of stories. It started with release by the wiki-based whistle-blowing site in April of a video that seemed to show a U.S. helicopter gunship killing a number of Reuters journalists. We picked up the story when Wikileaks released 91,000 documents pertaining to the Afghanistan War. We followed with its release of 400,000 Iraq War documents and the recent release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables.Wikileaks, the site and the group behind it, could not have happened until the social web did. Leaks have happened for decades but the penetration and the mass of documents only became possible recently. Websites, email, wikis, blogs, microblogs and social networks created a network of avenues for leaks to come in and to spread out again. ReadWriteWeb’s 2010 In Review:Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2010Top 10 RSS and Syndication Technologies of 2010Best BigCo of 2010: FacebookTop Trends of 2010: App StoresMost Promising Company For 2011: SimpleGeoTop Trends of 2010: Internet TVTop 10 Startups of 2010Top Trends of 2010: PrivacyThe stories that the overall Wikileaks story gave birth to included criticism of the group and its founder. Questions arose. Was transparency desirable for its own sake? Is the principal of transparency worth men’s lives and countries’ safety? Did it make our world more safe by requiring governments to face up or less safe by uncovering things that are not necessarily illegal or immoral but secret to maintain lives? It’s a story that is destined to keep on giving. Social Media and Politics in the Developing WorldBetween the controversies surrounding Wikileaks and the perpetual cycle of arrests under repressive regimes, it’s easy to forgot what a tool the social web can be in the hands of people historically under-represented in the global discussion. Two examples this year of the latter are the Kenyan and Nigerian elections. During this year’s Kenyan legislative elections mobile technologies and social media were used to bring a degree of transparency and peace in short supply during the previous elections. Journalists, polling observers and the men and women on the streets used a combination of online sites and mobile phones to follow the vote counts, and keep the participants honest. Kenyan voter Samuel Ochanji waxed rhapsodic when he spoke to ReadWriteWeb. “It’s a revolution from our past shambles where votes were cast in the day and counted (read manipulated) in the night. The electoral system has been completely decentralized (which) minimizes chance for fraud and increases Kenyans’ trust in the electoral process!”In Nigeria, acting president Goodluck Jonathan declared his candidacy for the nation’s highest office on Facebook, the first time such a thing had been done anywhere. Zuzeeko Abeng, a blogger from neighboring Cameroon thought the move was fantastic. “Pundits would term the creation of a Facebook page a ‘tactic’ and an attempt to score political points, but without going into politics, permit me to reiterate that by creating a Facebook page, Goodluck Jonathan has demonstrated skills of good governance, leadership, transparency and accountability.” Better. Stronger. Faster.As much as technology is said to change and as operant as Moore’s law may be, the basic nuts and bolts of computing haven’t seemed radically different to the vast majority of users for who knows how long. If you put a iPad next to an ’84 Macintosh, sure, you can see a difference, but under the hood it’s basically the same. Now, however, work is being done that is leading to, and in some cases has already led to, a whole different kettle of computational fish. First, there’s graphene and water. Some mad scientists created graphene using – my hand to G-d – some Scotch tape and a pencil. Now it’s the strongest, thinnest, most conducive material on earth. Its potential for exponentially speeding up computing centers on using (how am I not making this shit up?) water. Take a wafer of graphene and slap it onto one of silicon and silicon dioxide, then send water into the tiny space between the two; the water backs away from the silicon toward the graphene, de-conducting the water, and breaking the connection. OK. Now, IBM has thrown the giant Frankenstein-switch on its Watson Research Center for a five-year quantum computing project. Using a superconducting material like rhenium or niobium and cooling it to absolute zero they create quickly burnt-out qubits for quantum computing. They use standard electronic manufacturing to create resonators that allow for the entanglement of qubits, creating much more computational force.Finally, they are now making computers out of brains. A Columbia University group is using “cortically coupled computer vision” and an EEG cap to united those things the brain does better than a computer and those thing a computer does better than a human brain. It works. In a generation, the inside of a computer may bear as much resemblance to those we use now as what’s under a car hood does to what’s beneath a horse’s ribcage. Google Investigated, Sued for Privacy OffensesWhen it was revealed that software in Google‘s Street View photo cars gathered not just general information on Wi-Fi locations for Google Maps, but also private information such as photos and emails, all hell broke loose for the company. In quick succession, the company was investigated by Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Canada, Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States and South Korea. Attorneys General from over two-thirds of the states in the U.S. even met to arrange concerted action against Google. Oh, and there were private suits too of course. Google eventually agreed to start sharing information on their collection process and software. Although the U.K. found the company innocent of criminal wrong-doing, investigations led to the ability of Germans to opt out of inclusion in the mapping service. And the global tug-of-war over privacy goes on. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Every year ReadWriteWeb selects the top 10 products or developments across a range of categories. The latest installment is the top 10 stories of the culture of technology.These are the stories that answer that question you sometimes hear from tech skeptics or those who mistake advances in computing and communications for Beanie Babies and Segways. The question is “So what?” Here’s what. When Old Communist Apparatchiks Think You’ve Gone Too Far, You’ve Gone Too FarChina is the gold standard for censorship. Pioneering what one specialist called “networked authoritarianism,” the leadership of the country knows it cannot flick a switch and shut down criticism. The Internet, especially China’s, is too big to scientifically restrict, so in a sense terror must be used. It employs a combination of technical filtering, legal restrictions on free speech and social restrictions. Technical: filters and search feeds on “problematic” terms. Legal: rules against criticizing the regime and various vague types of libel. Social: strong-arming and threats against both individuals, such as writers and activists, and groups, such as publications and Internet cafe owners. A sort of social terror keeps the population in line enough for its Internet police to stomp down on real trouble-makers. Well, now “real trouble-makers” include folks like Cheng Jianping. She added a sarcastic RT to a post on her Twitter account, was arrested and is now spending what should be her first year of married life in a forced labor camp. Perhaps it is the Orwellian singularity Chinese censorship is heading toward that has driven a large group of influential, retired old guard communist leaders to put their collective foot down. What does it mean that such an august group publicly upbraids the wise guys of Chinese Internet policy? Maybe nothing. But maybe shame and a sense of betrayal will succeed where words, words, words have not. Tags:#2010 in Review#Features#NYT#Real World#web#Year in Review YouTube Grows UpIt may seem like a rough thing to say, but it may be that a technology like photo-sharing can only be said to really grow when it comes face to face with the ugly realities of life. And no reality of life is uglier than death. And no death uglier than murder. Last month, a drug gang from the Mexican state of Guerrero placed a video on YouTube showing members of a rival gang bound, confessing to the murders of a more than a dozen tourists from the neighboring state of Michoacan, whom they had mistaken for members of yet another gang. If a bunch of inbred criminal thugs know about you, yours is no longer a developing technology. It is a grown-up technology in a grown-up world that is too often every bit as ugly as it is beautiful. And it’s awfully beautiful. The Culture of TechnologyThe culture of technology in 2010 has been an acting out of notion that “argument is the road to knowledge.’ Privacy has struggled with transparency, transparency with liberty, liberty with life and life with death. If the thesis and antithesis in each encounter is fairly clear, the synthesis is not. The closest we may come as the year nears a close is the knowledge that tidy resolutions happen in fiction, not in real life. And technology is a part of real life. The American poet Walt Whitman spoke of the resolute untidiness of life with some hope. curt hopkins A Privacy Intrusion of Mammoth ProportionsWhen India, the second largest country, and the largest democracy, on Earth starts up an allegedly elective, and practically mandatory, public ID program, the fiction of the Internet as liberator sinks right in. India’s record on privacy was not great prior to this announcement. It has demanded, for instance, that Blackberry-maker RIM decrypt its user records for the government or it will be thrown out. They extended this demand to every device-maker that uses encryption. But the project to force every one of its one billion citizens to carry a card or other device linked to a central record, or risk denial of everything from housing loans to water, is one step beyond. Regardless of whether it is a practical undertaking given the state of the country’s sorry digital infrastructure, it is a Brobdingnagian object-lesson in just how little regard a country can have for this fragile fiction of right of privacy. Maybe Zuckerberg was right and privacy is dead. But if so, as India will no doubt show us, anything we might call us dies with it.After the jump, Google Street View, computers made of brains, the Oxford English Dictionary and more. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; (I am large–I contain multitudes.) 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Fearsquare: If You Knew the Crime Stats, Would You Still Go There?

first_imgWhether it’s PleaseRobMe, the site that aggregated people’s publicly-shared check-ins, or Creepy, the app that aggregates public check-ins and photos, location-based services hit on a nerve. But what if they could be used to show us personalized crime data about the places we already go?The Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre has turned the relationship between LBS apps and safety on its head with a mashup called Fearsquare. Fearsquare uses public data to show Foursquare users in the U.K. how many crimes have been committed in the places they check in and is part of a study looking at how this sort of personalized data could change user behavior.Rather than scaring users about publicly sharing their location, Fearsquare “takes a list of your ten most recent FourSquare check-ins and cross-references these with the UK Police Crime Statistics database” and shows “how many crimes were committed, during a recent one-month period, in the locations where they checked-in.” It is all part of an opt-in study that examines “the interaction of people with crime statistics that are presented in a uniquely personal manner.” After authorizing Foursquare, Fearsquare makes the comparison and shows you how many instances of robbery, violent crime and “antisocial crime” have occurred in the vicinity. They can then see how they rank on a leaderboard of users and “FearPoints.” What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Location#mobile#web “We are interested in how this information affects peoples’ fear of crime and in whether peoples perceptions of how much crime they are exposed to on a daily basis reflects the reality,” the site explains. “We are also interested in whether data represented in this manner is found to be useful by participants.”What do you think – would crime data for all of the locations you visit (and check in to) change where you go? If you found out that the restaurant across town was near several robberies and violent crimes, would you reconsider? Or are numbers not enough? Does what you see around you and your judgement override the data, or vice versa? Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts mike melanson Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

SMB’s Fajardo expects tougher games ahead after squeaker over Magnolia

first_imgPBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — With the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup shifting to another gear, June Mar Fajardo is bracing for tougher games ahead.Facing one of the hottest teams in the league in Magnolia, Fajardo, the reigning four-time PBA MVP, got an early taste of playoff basketball on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img MOST READ Fajardo feels the duel won’t be the last time San Miguel will meet Magnolia as he anticipates the Hotshots, together with Ginebra, which beat the Beermen last week, to make deep runs in the postseason.That’s why Fajardo couldn’t stress the importance of having a healthy team in San Miguel’s bid to retain the all-Filipino crown.“We need to be in condition because the physicality is really intense. We need to be at our peak condition so that we won’t tire that easily,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel gets another boost, this time from Chico Lanete Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We’re expecting more of those and it’s really tiring,” said Fajardo, who had scratch marks all over his arms after the Beermen’s tight 77-76 win over the Hotshots.Kept in check by the Magnolia defense, Fajardo struggled from the field, shooting 4-of-11, but still managed to produce 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhat couldn’t be denied, however, was his imposing presence down low especially on the defensive end, grabbing 21 rebounds while also blocking two shots.“All the teams are closely tied in the standings. You really need to get the win to make it to the playoffs,” he said. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Renault Scala set to enter competitive segment

first_imgAutomobile major Renault recently launched sedan ‘Scala’ in both petrol and diesel variants. Renault’s latest model on Wednesday also hit the Bhubaneswar market as part of its nation-wide launch. Studded with attractive features, Renault Scala was the fifth model to be launched by the company in the last 18 months. The company has already launched small car Pulse, premium sedan Fluence and sports utility vehicles Koleos and Duster.According to reports, Scala is powered by 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines and has 5-speed manual transmission. It has 80-85 percent local content in parts. Renault ‘Scala ‘ is priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). “Scala will consolidate what Renault has brought to India. It will enter a very competitive segment. With the launch of this car, we are completing the first cycle of introducing five products in India,” said Renault India Managing Director Marc Nassif, while interacting with mediapersons. Nassif said, “We expect this year to sell 30,000-35,000 units. In 2013, we will try to sell one lakh units,” adding the company will start export of Duster to the UK by the end of this year.”We have many many things. We will definitely look at the segment below Pulse in future,” he said when asked about new products at the lower end.Renault India will, however, not launch any new car next year, but only refreshes and variants of the existing models will be introduced, he added.The company is currently selling 600-1,000 units of Pulse every month.Renault Scala, a premium A3 segment sedan, is stated to be a logical progression for Renault India to further strengthen Renault product portfolio in the Indian car market. The car has been placed to compete with the likes of Nissan Sunny.The diesel variant will reportedly use the reliable and fuel efficient 1.5 K9K dCi diesel engine delivering a powerful performance of [email protected] as maximum power with a peak torque of [email protected] rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency of 21.64kmpl.While, the petrol variant uses the 1.5 XH2 engine with a displacement of 1.5 litre. It produces a maximum power of [email protected] with a peak torque [email protected] The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency of 16.95kmpl, the report added.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Nuno We can cope without Boly

first_imgWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes his squad can cope without Willy Boly who saw red in their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on Monday.Boly was sent off in the 19th minute for a reckless challenge on Bernardo Silva at the Etihad on Monday night.The defender has played every minute of Premier League football this season and replacing him for their clash with Leicester on Saturday might prove tricky for Nuno, but he’s confident the team can adapt without him.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“What I find, when a squad is short of player numbers, they have to have the mentality to cope with those kinds of moments, and we have it,” he told the club’s website.“We are completely comfortable with the decision that we’re going to have to make and are completely confident that it will work out.“It’s versatility, it’s about being versatile. When you know the idea of the team, you are capable to deal with different positions, but there is no such thing of developing a player in various positions, what you have to do is work on where you want your players to compete.”last_img read more