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End of empire
Note that only last month it was announced that Russia’s central bank has opened an office in Beijing, and is tasked with resolving the technical aspects of gold deliveries from Russia into China. The importance of the Shanghai Gold Exchange will increase further through this link to Moscow.
russia  china  gold  finance  money 
15 hours ago
Most Millennials Have an Unrealistic View of Their Retirement Prospects, Analysts Say - Slashdot
From a blog post on research firm HSBC: HSBC calls for millennials to wake up to living and working longer, as research finds only 1 in 10 expects to work past 65. Most millennials have an unrealistic view of their retirement prospects according to a new report from HSBC. The latest report in The Fu...
socialism  finance  jobs 
yesterday
Popular Belief That Saturated Fat Clogs Up Arteries Is a Myth, Experts Say - Slashdot
The worst part isn't even that they falsely identified saturated fats as bad, but that for years governments told people to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet, which is pretty much a prescription for weight gain and diabetes.
science  health  food 
yesterday
Chacun pour soi: Citations marxistes
Bernard Shaw 1933 : Souhaitant accélérer l'épuration des ennemis du socialisme : il faut "découvrir un gaz humanitaire qui cause une mort instantanée et sans douleur, en somme un gaz policé - mortel évidemment - mais humain, dénué de cruauté"
2 days ago
Lyrebird Claims It Can Recreate Anyone's Voice Based On Just a 1 Minute Sample - Slashdot
Artem Tashkinov writes: Today, a Canadian artificial intelligence startup named Lyrebird unveiled its voice imitation deep learning algorithm that can mimic a person's voice and have it read any text with a given emotion, based on the analysis of just a few dozen seconds of audio recording. The webs...
audio  voice 
3 days ago
107 Cancer Papers Retracted Due To Peer Review Fraud - Slashdot
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The journal Tumor Biology is retracting 107 research papers after discovering that the authors faked the peer review process. This isn't the journal's first rodeo. Late last year, 58 papers were retracted from seven different journals -- 25 came...
science  scam 
5 days ago
Microsoft Will Block Desktop 'Office' Apps From 'Office 365' Services In 2020 - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes:
Microsoft is still encouraging businesses to rent their Office software, according to TechRadar. "In a bid to further persuade users of the standalone versions of Office to shift over to a cloud subscription (Office 365), Microsoft has announced that those who made a one...
cloud  microsoft 
5 days ago
Billionaire says he has 10% of his money in Bitcoin, Ether and Blockchain tech - Apr. 20, 2017
Famed investor Mike Novogratz says he has 10% of his own money in Bitcoin, Ether and other plays in the digial currency and Blockchain space.
bitcoin 
7 days ago
Apple Forces Recyclers To Shred All iPhones and MacBooks - Slashdot
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Apple released its Environmental Responsibility Report Wednesday, an annual grandstanding effort that the company uses to position itself as a progressive, environmentally friendly company. Behind the scenes, though, the company undermines attemp...
apple  hardware 
7 days ago
Plastc Swiped $9 Million From Backers, Now It Plans To File For Bankruptcy and Shut Down - Slashdot
Plastc announced today that it is planning to file for bankruptcy and will shut down on April 20, 2017, after raising more than $9 million through preorders and shipping to no backers. "Plastc launched in 2014 with the promise of shipping a single card that could digitally hold 20 credit or debit ca...
scam 
7 days ago
The X-Files ou le symbole d'une offre légale défaillante
The X-Files est de retour, avec une dixième saison diffusée sur M6. L'occasion de faire le point sur les pratiques de la télévision en 2016, mais aussi de l'offre légale lorsqu'il s'agit de regarder de vieilles séries. 
france  television  movies  fr  censorship 
7 days ago
95% Engineers in India Unfit For Software Development Jobs: Report - Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a report: Talent shortage is acute in the IT and data science ecosystem in India with a survey claiming that 95 percent of engineers in the country are not fit to take up software development jobs. According to a study by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds, on...
india  programming 
8 days ago
Thomas Piketty (encore) réfuté | Contrepoints
Dans l’intervalle (qui risque de se prolonger), il est bien évident que ces « plus riches » qui ne sont déjà pas concernés par un taux moyen ou marginal de 50%, ne le seront pas davantage si d’aventure ce taux devait être porté au seuil confiscatoire que préconise Piketty ! Seules les classes moyennes seront frappées, encore et toujours, jusqu’à l’essorement.
taxes  fr  socialism  economics  statistics 
10 days ago
Machine exports to Russia: China overtakes Germany | Business | DW.COM | 11.04.2017
Chinese machine tool companies have boosted their exports to Russia, while other competitors have to adhere to the sanctions in place over Moscow's perceived role in the Ukraine conflict. Germany is losing out.
china  russia  germany 
11 days ago
Venezuela : une économie sinistrée par le socialisme
Au Venezuela, la large victoire de l’opposition aux élections législatives de décembre, en dépit des atteintes à la liberté des médias par les soutiens du Président Maduro, témoigne d’un rejet radical du pouvoir chaviste, qui s’explique par la débâcle de (...)

https://www.contrepoints.org/2017/04/16/236102-venezuela-une-economie-sinistree-par-le-socialisme
socialism  fr  history  venezuela 
12 days ago
Drupal Developers Threaten To Quit Drupal Unless Larry Garfield Is Reinstated - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: Slashdot previously covered the story of Larry Garfield, a Drupal developer who was allegedly banned from the community for his BDSM/Gorean lifestyle, after he was outed by a colleague with a grudge. Now, dozens of core Drupal developers, committers, and funders have band...
opensource  feminism 
14 days ago
The Surprising Rise of China As IP Powerhouse - Slashdot
hackingbear quotes a report from TechCrunch: China is not only taking the spotlight in strong defense of global markets and free trade, filling a vacuum left by retreating Western capitalist democracies, China is quickly becoming a (if not the) global leader in intellectual property protection and e...
china  capitalism  patents  justice 
15 days ago
Burger King Runs Ad Triggering Google Home Devices; Google Shuts It Down - Slashdot
Burger King unveiled a new advertisement earlier today designed to trigger users' Google Home devices. The ad specifically used the Google Home trigger phrase "Okay, Google" to ask "What is the Whopper burger?," thus triggering the Google Assistant to read off the top result from Wikipedia. But less...

https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/04/13/1158220
iot  stupid 
15 days ago
As Streaming Booms, Songs Are Getting Faster and Shorter - Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a report: A new study finds that pop songs are getting faster as listeners' attention spans diminish. Instrumental openings to songs have shrunk dramatically over the past three decades and, to a lesser extent, the average tempo of hit singles has been speeding up, the res...
music  streaming 
17 days ago
Rash of in-the-Wild Attacks Permanently Destroys Poorly Secured IoT Devices - SoylentNews
Rash of in-the-Wild Attacks Permanently Destroys Poorly Secured IoT Devices -- article related to Security and The Main Page.
iot  security 
17 days ago
Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT 'cowboys' ride into sunset | Reuters
In 2014, the programmer, who declined to be named to avoid jeopardizing current professional relationships, was brought in as a contractor to the same bank to fix issues management had not anticipated.
programming  funny  stupid  banks 
17 days ago
Why Is War Such an Alluring Illusion? - Foundation for Economic Education - Working for a free and prosperous world
Today the US appears to stand on the brink of launching yet another major war, ostensibly out of moral outrage at what is happening in Syria, and allegedly for the sake of human rights, conducted with a completely unjustified sense of certainty that war will produce a better result than diplomacy, trade, and caution. What did we learn from the Great War if not that this is folly?

https://www.contrepoints.org/2017/04/10/286499-guerre-illusion-seduisante
war  history  usa 
18 days ago
MathJax CDN Shutting Down on April 30, 2017 - SoylentNews
MathJax CDN Shutting Down on April 30, 2017 -- article related to Code and The Main Page.
cloud  javascript 
18 days ago
Japan's population projected to plunge to 88 million by 2065 | The Japan Times
The population of Japan is expected to plunge to 88.08 million in 2065, a roughly 30 percent fall from the 2015 level, according to a government-affiliated research institute.
japan 
18 days ago
FreeDesktop.org Adopts CoC for All Member Projects - SoylentNews
FreeDesktop.org Adopts CoC for All Member Projects -- article related to Software and The Main Page.
opensource  feminism 
18 days ago
But this is a MacBook, says air passenger
“The battery of a MacBook cannot be removed except by a certified Genius at the Genius Bar. It’s far beyond ISIS’s capabilities.” 
funny  humor  hardware  apple 
18 days ago
Fictif(s) : deux ans à l’UDF payé par la République
Un conseiller municipal me propose un HLM. 80 m² dans le 12e, pour 190 €.
corruption  fr  france  politics 
18 days ago
Around 42% of American Adults Have HPV, Over 20% Have Cancer-Causing Form - SoylentNews
For those who don't know, the United States is a circumcising people.
One of the really big modern justifications for this relio-cultural practice is that circumcision supposedly helps a lot in preventing the spread of a number of STDs, one of which is HPV.
Well, despite being a circumcising people, the U.S. is one of the most disgustingly infected of all the "first"-world nations, even when compared to those nasty countries where people don't subject their sons to such surgical correction of th...
health  sex  usa 
18 days ago
Major Japanese retailers to embrace bitcoin payments — RT Business
A few days after Japan recognized bitcoin as a legal method of payment, two of the country’s biggest retailers have sealed cooperation agreements with bitcoin exchanges to begin accepting the digital currency.
bitcoin  japan 
19 days ago
Over 90% of College Students Today Regularly Use Netflix, But Only 34% Are Actually Paying For Their Own Account - Slashdot
According to a new survey from LendEDU, more than 90% of today's college students have access to a Netflix account they regularly use, while only 8% who responded to the survey said they don't have a Netflix account. What some may find even more surprising is that of the 90% of students who have acc...
business  streaming  hype  movies 
20 days ago
Charlotte Racist Letter: Channel 9 Obtains Surveillance Video Of Suspected Hate Crime | WSOC-TV
Surveillance video showed a black man who is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with a short Afro and a goatee, according to officers.
usa  racism  medias  politics 
20 days ago
Pourquoi le libéralisme n’est pas une idéologie | Contrepoints
Le libéralisme est souvent présenté par ses détracteurs (généralement pour le discréditer par avance) comme une « idéologie ». Qu’en est-il ? Seconde partie de la série « Ce que le libéralisme n'est pas ».
fr  libertarianism  freedom  philosophy 
21 days ago
Twitter Co-Founder Ev Williams Is Selling 30 Percent of His Stock For 'Personal' Reasons - Slashdot
The co-founder and current board member of Twitter, Ev Williams, said today that he plans to sell a "minority of [his] TWTR" stock over the next year, and doesn't plan to sell "more than 30 percent" of his holdings. Williams is the company's largest individual shareholder, so his recent announcement...
social  hype  finance 
21 days ago
Windows NTP Time Service Sends Wrong Time to Users Worldwide - SoylentNews
Windows NTP Time Service Sends Wrong Time to Users Worldwide -- article related to Software and The Main Page.
microsoft  windows  time 
22 days ago
La victoire annoncée de l’ordre structuré | Zlavèque Libre
C'est le cœur lourd que j'écris ces lignes - oui, quitte à paraître dramatique. Car il me parait désormais clair que l'éventualité d'une victoire de Jean-Luc Mélenchon à la présidentielle est imminente. Pour certains, cette victoire représenterait le triomphe de nobles sentiments sur la cupidité et le renfermement, celui de l'esprit sur le materialisme, celui…
politics  fr  france  history  libertarianism 
23 days ago
'Extreme Vetting' Would Require Visitors To US To Share Contacts, Passwords - Slashdot
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration is considering whether or not to deploy "extreme vetting" practices at airports around the world, which could force tourists from Britain and other countries visiting the U.S. to reveal their mobile phone contacts, social media passwords...
privacy  usa  travel  freedom 
23 days ago
Student Loan Debt Has Nearly Tripled - Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a report: Recent college graduates who borrow are leaving school with an average of $34,000 in student loans. That's up from $20,000 just 10 years ago, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In that report, out this week, the New York Fed to...
finance  usa 
24 days ago
iPhone App will not stay open - just flashes when trying to launch - Install / Device Setup - Garadget Community
Just installed and attempting to register a door when the app started doing this. Have uninstalled and reinstalled iphone app, powered phone off/on - wondering what kind of piece of shit I just purchased here...

https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/04/200223/iot-garage-door-opener-maker-bricks-customers-product-after-bad-review
iot  freedom  cloud 
24 days ago
L’avénement annoncé de la Toile de la Pensée | Ne Cede Malis
Le produit de cette émergence est un vaste réseau décentralisé, granulaire, populaire de nouveaux leaders d’opinion. Les médias traditionnels, avec leur approche verticale, du haut vers la base, a pris conscience de cela car ce nouveau réseau a amputé une part significative de leur revenu depuis déjà un bon moment.
politics  fr  medias  journalists  internet  censorship 
26 days ago
Leahboot – Leahboot
Leahboot was renamed on 2017-04-01 from libreboot to reflect our leadership and distance ourselves from GNU. Since then, we have been able to partner with Microsoft to support Trusted ME, a new security system with applications ranging from secure boot paths to how we determine push access to the repository.
opensource  feminism  funny  humor 
27 days ago
WikiLeaks Reveals "Marble": Proof CIA Disguises Their Hacks As Russian, Chinese, Arabic... | Zero Hedge
WikiLeaks’ latest Vault 7 release contains a batch of documents, named ‘Marble’, which detail CIA hacking tactics and how they can misdirect forensic investigators from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to their agency by inserted code fragments in foreign languages.  The tool was in use as recently as 2016. 
propaganda  usa  security  hacking 
27 days ago
More Compulsory Math Lessons Do Not Encourage Women To Pursue STEM Careers, Study Finds - Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a report: The demand for employees in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) is particularly high, as corporations compete to attract skilled professionals in the international market. What is known as "curriculum intensification" is often used around the...
feminism  science 
28 days ago
'Verified' Is Now a Derogatory Term on Twitter - Slashdot
From an article on The Outline: Since 2009, Twitter has added a blue checkmark symbol to certain accounts that have been deemed "verified," which means "that an account of public interest is authentic," according to Twitter. For some, the verified distinction is coveted. For others, it's become a di...
social  funny  politics 
28 days ago
House Approves Bill To Force Public Release of EPA Science - Slashdot
schwit1 quotes a report from Associated Press: House Republicans are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, targeting the way officials use science to develop new regulations. A bill approved Wednesday by the GOP-controlled House would require that data used to support new regulations to...
science  usa  environment 
28 days ago
HARDOCP - Intel Crosses an Unacceptable Ethical Line
Charlie Demerjian at Semiaccurate has an editorial posted where he questions Intel's ethics in regards to their recent P4800X enterprise SSD and the
intel  storage  marketing  lies 
4 weeks ago
China claims discovery of its largest gold mine with $22 billion potential — RT Business
The biggest ever gold deposit of an estimated 380 tons has been discovered in China, announced Shandong Gold Group during a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
gold  china 
4 weeks ago
How to act like you’re bright | Armed and Dangerous
This blog post is brought to you by a recent bad experience I had watching a 5-minute clip from Big Bang Theory on the recommendation of a friend who thought I might find it amusing.
psychology  tv 
4 weeks ago
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