Dwayne Phillips ' Day Book

Items I happen to view each day. Science, Techonology, Management, Culture, and of course Writing

This is my day book for this week. I have modeled this after science fiction and computer writer Jerry Pournelle's view, or as he calls it, his Day Book. I encourage you to see Jerry Pournelle's site and subscribe to his services.

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This week: July 25-31, 2016

Summary of this week:

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday


Monday July 25, 2016

Our Justice Department and Apple are back at it again with unlocking iPhones.

WikiLeaks-leaked emails show that the fix was in for Clinton during the Democratic primaries.

Hillary Clinton's expected response to leaked emails: deny everything, make counter-accusations.

It is official: Verizon buys Yahoo at a little less than $5billion.

Yahoo was once valued at $125billion. I guess those estimators were really, really wrong.

A basic tutorial on face recognition using machine learning.

Linux kernel 4.7 is released.

ooops, Nintendo really doesn't make the Pokemon Go game—value drops.

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Tuesday July 26, 2016

Yet another "study" on how to tell if someone is lying. Focus on the eyes.

The liberal media focuses on the Russian hacking instead of the Democratic fixing.

Hooray for WalMart—reducing waste by selling produce that has cosmetic defects.

McDonald's has changed its menu, and sales and profits are up significantly.

Something is terribly wrong with how we are training our police officers.

Amazon's recent Prime Day illustrates the exponential growth in computers in data centers in the world.

The nation of Estonia moves its data backup to the UK in case of Russian hacking.

More information on coworking in restaurants. For the past eight years I have done this.

The growing "side hustle" trend—get a second job as insurance and enlightenment.

Google Maps gets a new look on mobile platforms.

Silly passwords show how easy it was to hack the DNC email system. All this from the guys who brought us the US Digital Service and other fixes to Federal government IT systems.

Amazon launches Prime service in India.

I don't like this as I see it as terrible for America. Our FBI winks when a presidential candidate reveals national security secrets in email, but when possible a foreign government hacks emails of a US political party (same party of that candidate), our FBI is all over it. Has a political party gained control of the FBI?

Amazon tests drones in the UK, not the US due to US regulators.

The DNC apologizes to Bernie Sanders for rigging elections. Only one person resigns.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016

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Thursday July 28, 2016

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Friday July 29, 2016

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Saturday July 30, 2016

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Sunday July 31, 2016

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