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The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political - The New York Times
Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here.
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1 hour ago by odelano
Moving On From Picasa - The New York Times
Google’s old picture-editing program has been retired, but other free desktop or browser-based programs might be able to fill the void. Q. For many years, I used Picasa to edit my photos and send them to have prints made. It was an easy program to navigate.
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Intel C.E.O. Resigns After Relationship With Employee - The New York Times
Intel, the world’s largest maker of semiconductors, said on Thursday that its chief executive, Brian Krzanich, resigned over a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee. The company said Mr. Krzanich had violated a non-fraternization policy that applies to managers.
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Op-Ed: Ten New Ways to View A Career in Manufacturing - NJ Spotlight
The fact is that the United States and New Jersey in particular remain technical engines for our respective economies. That allows business owners to create and retain businesses and high-quality employees, which help support our positive education system, maintain our standard of living, and provide an above-average per capita income.

However, there are issues to be addressed, as the hold on this critical industry is tenuous. Here are 10 new ways to view a career in manufacturing
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How to Organize Firefox Bookmarks - The New York Times
The Bookmarks Library window gives you a tidy place to sort, file, rearrange and otherwise manage the shortcuts to your favorite places on the web. Q. When I first started using Firefox on my computer, I put a bunch of bookmarks into bookmark folders in the program, but I can never find them.
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2 days ago by odelano
By Subway, Bus and Uber in New York, With Twitter and Other Apps in Hand - The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Emma G. Fitzsimmons, a reporter for The Times who covers New York City transit, discussed the tech she’s using.
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Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try. - The New York Times
Do you ever feel that the web is breaking? When shopping online for a toaster oven, you can expect an ad for that oven to stalk you from site to site. If you have just a few web browser tabs open, your laptop battery drains rapidly.
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Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So - The New York Times
For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. The grandly named statistical technique, put simply, gives computers a way to learn by processing vast amounts of data.
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Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Expanding further beyond its origins as an app for sharing pretty photos, Instagram said on Wednesday that it will now allow users to post videos up to an hour long, a feature that will thrust it into direct competition with YouTube and its own parent company, Facebook.
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How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities - The New York Times
I’m not saying America’s cities are turning into dystopian technocapitalist hellscapes in which corporations operate every essential service and pull every civic string. But let’s take a tour of recent news from the metropolises.
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2 days ago by odelano
徐賁:「強制說服」下的羊群變異──五七幹校與中國知識分子|深度|探索學院|端傳媒 Initium Media
思想改造是一種 「強制說服」(coercive persuasion),在各國普遍存在於一些強制社會化程序中(如罪犯改造、戒毒、反邪教、心理治療等)。而在中國語境裏,強制說服則是一種意識形態主導的大規模思想改造,其涉及面之廣、強制手段之發達是其他國家難以相比的。

「認知失調」。它指的是人在接觸到一些有違原先信念或價值的事情之後所出現的衝突狀態。這種衝突會引起不適和焦慮,而當事人則會採取化解措施。許多知識分子在被改造時,會在自己的獨立人格理想與被迫的無條件服從之間感受到一種惱人的矛盾衝突。倘若放棄獨立人格,許多人會為此感到羞愧。為了平息內心的羞愧,他們需要為自己的放棄找到合理解釋,勸藉自己稱這是一個正確選擇。自己選擇放棄獨立人格不是因為懦弱和害怕,而是因為有了新的「覺悟」,是一種思想「進步」。這種調適開始是一種自我欺騙,但最後會弄假成真,「轉變」便是弄假成真的結果。

再也不可能恢復到1949年以前的狀態了,他們已經固定而持久地變成了一個具有中國特色的新品種——狡黠、精明、犬儒、善於偽裝。半個多世紀以來中國知識人的人格破損、自尊心坍塌、道德意識崩潰,已經在新環境下適者生存需要的過程中演化出新的「文化人」基因。

德熱拉斯(M. Djilas)在著名的《新階級》一書裏指出,無論為意識形態的思想改造投入多少人力物力,「這一切手段所收穫的效果並不大。在任何情況下,效果與所花費的力量及方法都不相稱」,它之所以還在繼續,不是因為它真能改變人們的思想和信念,而是因為它能「使一切與官方不同的意識都不可能表現出來」。
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Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to Limit Sales of Cellphone Location Data - The New York Times
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint said Tuesday that they would sharply limit arrangements that give marketers and other businesses access to cellphone customers’ location data, after disclosures that the information was used to track people without their consent.
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3 days ago by odelano
How to Back Up Your Android Phone - The New York Times
Google saves your settings and some app content to its cloud, but third-party programs may give you a more complete backup. Q. How do you automatically back up an Android device without a computer, and where do the files live?
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Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — In an open letter posted to Microsoft’s internal message board on Tuesday, more than 100 employees protested the software maker’s work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and asked the company to stop working with the agency, which has been separating migrant parents and t
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