How Call Me by Your Name Leaves Tiny Breadcrumbs For Lovers of the Book

How Call Me by Your Name Leaves Tiny Breadcrumbs For Lovers of the Book

In the many swimming scenes, Oliver (Hammer) wears swimsuits of varying colors.
Whatever color he’s wearing on any given day directly informs how he might act.
Yellow: sprightly, buoyant, funny, not without barbs — don’t give in too easily; might turn to red in no time.
Contrary to the book, Oliver is actually wearing a green swimsuit in the scene where he tries to give Elio (Chalamet) a shoulder message.
Even so, you can see how the “green” Oliver described in the book matches the Oliver in the scene.
In a later scene, Oliver asks Elio to play some music for him on the piano.
Here, wearing a yellow swimsuit, Oliver seems to be feeling out the interaction with Elio, and cautiously so.
There are plenty of other swimsuit scenes sprinkled throughout the movie, and each time, it’s fun to use the swimsuits as a way of placing Oliver emotionally.
But again, I left just touches of the colors.
It’s details like this that will have fans returning to watch the film again and again.

Why Call Me by Your Name Is Such a Heartbreaking, Beautiful Romance

Why Call Me by Your Name Is Such a Heartbreaking, Beautiful Romance

Call My by Your Name isn’t just the next great gay romance film.
Oliver: “Are you saying what I think you’re saying?”
That feeling — that the words are heavy and at the tip of your tongue, that you can’t quite say what you want to say — is beautifully illustrated in the way Elio approaches the situation but also skirts around it.
Elio’s mother and father seize the small moment to ask Elio if he knows that he can talk to them about anything.
or “Do you love Oliver?”
He calls his mother and “Can you pick me up?”
In film, emotion can be a great disconnect; it’s hard to actually make an audience member feel what a character is feeling.
We don’t need Elio to say he loves Oliver, because we know.
We don’t need to hear how much his parents care for him, because it’s demonstrated much more powerfully in their care.
The beauty of Call Me by Your Name is not entirely the precious love story that blooms between two men in 1983.

Roy Halladay Crash Report

Roy Halladay Crash Report

Dangerously Close to Homes Roy Halladay was flying dangerously close to homes — and making wild turns and adjustments in altitude — moments before his fatal crash … this according to the NTSB.
The National Transportation Safety Board released the preliminary report regarding the Nov. 7 crash in Florida that killed the former MLB pitcher.
GPS data obtained from the plane shows Halladay was climbing and diving around the crash site — and at one point, flew “as close as 75 feet to the Gulf Harbor South Beach houses.”
The report also references video of Halladay’s plane taken before the crash which shows the aircraft flying around 10 feet above the water.
Unclear if the report is referencing the video obtained by TMZ Sports, but the description is very similar.
One witness also told the NTSB that he saw the plane perform a 300 to 500 foot climb before heading “a 45 degree nose-down attitude.”
The witness says he then saw the plane crash into the water and “nose over.”
The plane was recovered for inspection — and investigators say the parachute was NOT deployed.
The report says Roy had only taken delivery of the plane on Oct. 10 … just 28 days before the crash.
Halladay was 40.

Baidu’s new smart speaker is a level of weird we should all strive for

Baidu’s new smart speaker is a level of weird we should all strive for

Baidu, China’s answer to Google, recently unveiled its new smart speaker design, as well as prototype future versions.
The devices look nothing like what we’ve come to expect from such devices — and I’m all for that.
The top coaster has a light display, a touch interface, and detaches from the stack to act as a kind of remote, apparently.
Meet raven R – the world’s first automated six-axis robot with emotional intelligence.
It looks like something Tony Stark would have built when he was five.
The other oddball is the Raven Q, which looks like a very small tank and is designed to move under its own power.
#BaiduWorld ~*Bring #AI to Life*~ pic.twitter.com/c1aU9usLMa — Baidu Inc. (@Baidu_Inc) November 17, 2017 I have no idea if these will hold up, in hardware terms, to their competition.
But I know this much: their designs look incredibly appealing and I want more like them.
Tech can sometimes begin to look homogeneous, even when you are looking for the differences between devices.
Sometimes something can look cool just by being really different from the rest of the pack.

Facebook’s nerds bested by Japan’s in the race to train AI

Facebook’s nerds bested by Japan’s in the race to train AI

Its researchers were able to fully train an image processing AI in one hour, using 256 GPUs.
Not to be outdone a group of university researchers did it in 32 minutes with 1600 Skylake processors.
And a week later a team in Japan did it in 15 minutes.
This is why we call it an AI race.
The process of training a neural network is exactly how you’re picturing it.
As long as you’re imagining it like this: Basically you jam as much data as you possibly can, as quickly as you can, into a computer so that it’ll have some basic understanding of something.
The team maintained accuracy comparable to Facebook’s model which was trained in 60 minutes.
Less than a week later Japanese AI company Preferred Networks, using its own supercomputer comprised of 1024 Nvidia Tesla GPUs, conducted the same feat in just 15 minutes.
Facebook used a minibatch of 8,192, where Preferred Networks used 32,768.
Increasing the minibatch size and using four times as many GPUs allowed the latter to reach the current record time.

The Robocall Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse—But Help Is Here

The Robocall Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse—But Help Is Here

“It’s a worthwhile thing to be doing, but it’s not the be all and end all,” says Jim McEachern, a senior technology consultant at the communication industry standards body ATIS.
The FCC approved telecom companies to block calls from invalid numbers (like ones with a fake area code), numbers that aren’t linked to a service provider, numbers that aren’t currently claimed, and numbers that are only set up to receive calls not make them.
On Thursday, the FCC also nodded to the possibility that the new rules could lead to some situations where legitimate calls get blocked along with the malicious ones.
Verizon has been charging $3 per month for a robocall blocking service since June, but other companies like T-Mobile and AT&T have so far offered blocking services for free.
Some consumer advocates also worry that the focus on blocking nefarious robocalls could take precedent over securing and strengthening protections for consumers against other types of tormenting calls.
Still, Saunders says that the National Consumer Law Center, which has been working on anti-robocalling initiatives for years, supports the new FCC rules and is happy the agency is taking more aggressive action.
For three months in 2016 and early 2017, Roesel and his company made more than 200,000 robocalls per day using unassigned phone numbers and spoofed caller ID information.
The Agony and the FTC The Federal Trade Commission also works to stop robocalls, and began a new information-sharing initiative with telecoms in August.
The protocols, known as “STIR” and “SHAKEN,” are in industry testing right now through ATIS’s Robocalling Testbed, which has been used by companies like Sprint, AT&T, Google, Comcast, and Verizon so far.
Over time, the more companies that use signature-based validation, the more conspicuous spoofed robocalling will become, making it easier to detect and block.

Six-month-old babies know words for common things, but struggle with similar nouns

Six-month-old babies know words for common things, but struggle with similar nouns

Sometimes the images were closely related: mouth and nose, for instance, or bottle and spoon.
If babies spent more time looking at the nose than the other object, researchers inferred that the babies had a good handle on that word.
But when the images were really distinct (juice and car, for instance) the babies spent more time looking at the spoken word.
To see whether this ability was tied to domestic life, the researchers sent the babies home with specialized gear: vests with audio recorders and adorable hats outfitted with small video cameras, one just above each ear.
The resulting video and audio recordings revealed that babies whose caregivers used more nouns for objects in the room were better at the word task in the lab.
That means that babies learn words well when they can actually see the object being talked about.
These kids learned best when they saw one picture at a time (or when parents pointed at the relevant object).
Babies — and older kids, too — like to see what you’re talking about.
The results are too early to provide advice to parents, says Bergelson, a cognitive and developmental psychologist.
“Even young infants are listening and learning about words and the world around them before they start talking themselves, and their caregivers make that possible.” There’s still lots to figure out about how babies soak up vocabulary.

Nearsighted or colorblind? Here are helpful options on iOS and Android

Nearsighted or colorblind? Here are helpful options on iOS and Android

Here are a few accessibility options you can find on iPhones and Android which might help you if you have some kind of visual impairment.
Color Correction Colorblindness afflicts a small percentage of the population, and both kinds of phones have options which change the colors on screen to make the viewing experience easier for those who suffer from it.
There are several different types of colorblindness, each of which limits different spectrums of color.
If you have any of these types of colorblindness, then you can adjust your phone’s spectrum to accommodate you.
On iPhones, the options can be a little hard to find.
Under the Accessibility options, select Display Accommodations, and then Color Filters.
Text Size No matter how big phone screens become, text sizes tend to remain rather small.
One way to avoid having to squint at your screen is to make your font size bigger.
For Android users, the Font Size setting is under the Display settings.
Text-to-Speech If bigger text isn’t helping, your phone also features speech options which will read on-screen text to you.

The way we game is always changing and this new technology proves it

The way we game is always changing and this new technology proves it

It’s been almost 80 years since thousands of people lined up to challenge a computer to a game of math at the New York World’s Fair in Queens, NY.
(The computer won almost every time, surprisingly.)
Back then, the curious spilled into the fair to experience progress firsthand, which included a new way to play games.
From curiosity to habit, gaming has been fully integrated into our lives, with 1.8 billion people playing worldwide.
While the early decades of technological innovation spurred the ubiquity of consoles, advances in AR and mobility, and accessories like the latest wireless mouse and keyboard from Logitech are pushing gaming into its next phase.
Augmented Reality Whether they’re avatars or adorable anime characters, augmented reality has changed the way we play.
The constant improvement of cameras, along with the ability to measure depth and 3D objects, will only improve AR experiences.
While the average gamer playing on a console in their family’s home basement isn’t necessarily using a VR headset yet, improved headset technology has piqued interest.
Mobile devices that feature detachable controllers allow for single and multiplayer games that mimic PC and console experiences.
By using their LIGHTSPEED technology that provides an end-to-end wireless connection, Logitech G gives gamers a way to use their keyboards and mouse in ways never thought possible before.

Submit your product for Mashable’s ‘Top Picks of CES 2018’

Submit your product for Mashable’s ‘Top Picks of CES 2018’

CES 2018, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, is just around the corner.
There will be gadgets — lots and lots of shiny new devices — and Mashable will be there bringing you only the best.
Do you have an innovative product that’s emblematic of one of those trends, or might even create one?
We want to hear about it and why it should be recognized as a standout product at CES.
Making its debut at CES 2017.
Knock-your-socks-off amazing.
If your company has a product that qualifies, please submit it for consideration via the Google form below, and someone from our editorial staff will be in touch.
If you have multiple products, please submit each one separately, although we encourage you to submit only the products you feel are true outliers (remember No.
The deadline for entries is Dec. 26, but the sooner you submit, the better your chances of qualifying.
Good luck!

Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race

Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race

Started in 1983, the Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race in Washington is an annual race of movable sculptures, or as the race organizers like to call them, “kinetically inspired dream machines.” The race, one of several held around the world, is the third oldest in the United States and is part of a long tradition of kinetic sculpture races.
The “fix” resulted in a brand new vehicle, a pentacycle, which Brown parked in front of his gallery.
Another local artist, Jack Mays, spotted Brown’s work, decided to make his own moveable sculpture, and then challenged Brown to a race.
Over the years, race courses have evolved from the early days and now include water and mud elements.
Racers must construct a “human powered, artistically enhanced vehicle that must go through sand (Kwick Sand), mud (The Dismal Bog), float on water (The Great Bay), and transverse hilly, silly neighborhoods.” The course takes racers all around Port Townsend, including along the waterfront.
It’s not all about the race, though.
The event is a full weekend of costumes, creations, and characters.
The day begins with a parade through downtown Port Townsend and ends with the coronation of the Rosehip Kween, a year-long honor bestowed upon the contestant who can best tell a joke, share a recipe, and demonstrate a talent.
This award goes to the racer whose sculpture finishes in the middle.
Each year’s race is themed, with the most recent being Kinetic Goes Kosmik.

A 20-Ton Meatball Spill Surprises Swedish Drivers

A 20-Ton Meatball Spill Surprises Swedish Drivers

The forecast “cloudy with a chance of meatballs” takes on an entirely different meaning when you find yourself facing several metric tons of spherical meat.
Drivers in southwest Sweden faced this unusual obstacle last Wednesday.
Ice covering a small road near the E20 motorway caused a truck’s trailer to swerve into a ditch.
But the trailer rolled on its side and unleashed a cascade of meatballs—20 tons total—according to Skaraborgs Läns Tidning.
Thankfully, no one was injured.
Officer Tommy Emriksson told a local TV outlet that smaller roads, much like where the accident occurred, often do not have salt on them.
Drivers should proceed with caution during icy conditions, especially when carrying enormous shipments of meatballs.
No word, however, on whether a crowd of hungry revelers, forks in hand, could be seen on their way to help clean up.
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Before Avocado Toast, There Was Snowflake Toast

Before Avocado Toast, There Was Snowflake Toast

Health-seeking patients ate meat-free, grain-filled meals designed by the wealthy, influential inventors of Corn Flakes.
The Kellogg cereal empire started in Battle Creek, Michigan, at the Sanitarium, a health spa run by the Kelloggs and backed by the Seventh-Day Adventists, a Christian denomination.
But these limitations didn’t bother famous Americans such as Amelia Earhart, Henry Ford, and future President Warren G. Harding.
All three of them flocked to Kellogg’s health facility to eat what the doctor ordered.
The Sanitarium was a booming business.
In this Sanitarium dinner menu from May 1900, some items sound familiar and tasty, such as mashed potatoes and caramel cereal.
Boiled milk and gluten fruit gruel are filed under “Liquid Foods,” and the sole salad is something called Protose.
Protose was invented by the Kelloggs and advertised as “vegetable meat.” With main ingredients of protein-rich wheat gluten and pureed peanuts, it was popular with health food fans and vegetarians alike.
Also available were five kinds of toast.
While prune toast and egg toast are fairly self-explanatory, snowflake toast is not.

Amanda Palmer Reads “Happiness” by Jane Kenyon

Amanda Palmer Reads “Happiness” by Jane Kenyon

There are few things in life more inconstant and more elusive, both in the fist of language and in the open palm of experience, than happiness.
Philosophers have tried to locate and loosen the greatest barriers to it.
Artists have come into this world “born to serve happiness.” Scientists have set out to discover its elemental components.
And yet for all our directions of concerted pursuit, happiness remains mostly a visitation — a strange miracle that seems to come and go with a will of its own.
I asked the wonderful Amanda Palmer to lend her voice to Kenyon’s masterpiece in a complement to her earlier reading of Kenyon’s stunning poem about life with and after depression.
Please enjoy.
There’s just no accounting for happiness, or the way it turns up like a prodigal who comes back to the dust at your feet having squandered a fortune far away.
And how can you not forgive?
You make a feast in honor of what was lost, and take from its place the finest garment, which you saved for an occasion you could not imagine, and you weep night and day to know that you were not abandoned, that happiness saved its most extreme form for you alone.
No, happiness is the uncle you never knew about, who flies a single-engine plane onto the grassy landing strip, hitchhikes into town, and inquires at every door until he finds you asleep midafternoon as you so often are during the unmerciful hours of your despair.

The 3 Men Diana Ross Has Opened Her Heart to Over the Years

The 3 Men Diana Ross Has Opened Her Heart to Over the Years

The singer is mom to five children from three previous relationships.
In 1965, when she was still with the Supremes, Diana began dating Motown CEO Berry Gordy.
Aside from Robert raising Rhonda as his own daughter, the couple also welcomed two children of their own, Tracee Ellis Ross and Chudney Ross, in 1972 and 1975, respectively.
After nearly six years of marriage, the two divorced in 1977.
After briefly dating Gene Simmons in the early ’80s, Diana met Norwegian businessman Arne Næss Jr. in 1985.
They married the following year and she became a stepmother to his three children, Katinka, Christoffer, and Leona.
Following his death, Diana has stayed close with her former stepchildren and has even referred to Arne as the “love of her life.”
Today, Diana still remains friends with her exes, Berry and Robert.
They even supported her during her American Music Awards performance on Sunday night.
Image Source: Getty / Alberto E. Rodriguez

I Was Really Singing at AMAs

I Was Really Singing at AMAs

… To a Backing Track Selena Gomez wasn’t lip-syncing during her American Music Awards performance Sunday … she did what other performers Christina Aguilera, Nick Jonas and Hailee Steinfeld did and used a backing track.
Twitter went off on Selena’s first public performance since getting a kidney transplant earlier this summer.
Fans called her a “fraud” and accused her of lip-syncing her new single, “Wolves,” since she kept her head down and covered her face for most of it.
But sources close to Bieber’s gal tell us that’s not true and she only used a backing track on the chorus, which is common during live performances.
She also didn’t dance because she wanted to sing live.
It’s also possible the live feed wasn’t mixed properly for TV.
As for looking miserable during the performance … we’re told it was all part of the act and that she wasn’t sad at all.
Selena Gomez, Marshmello – Wolves (Live at the AMA) PART #2#SelenaxAMAs #AMAs pic.twitter.com/EchJgTxio5 — #SelenaXAmas (@LIFEVIVAL) November 20, 2017

Della Reese, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86

Della Reese, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86

Della Reese, the husky-voiced singer and actress who spent almost a decade playing a down-to-earth heavenly messenger on the CBS series “Touched by an Angel” and became an ordained minister in real life, died on Sunday night at her home in Encino, Calif. She was 86.
In the show, Ms. Reese, by then in her 60s, was cast as Tess, a stern but loving supervisor of angels who guided a softhearted and less experienced angel, Monica (Roma Downey), in helping humans at crossroads in their lives.
“I was already acting.” Ms. Reese’s religious faith was a major influence in her career.
I want you to do this, and you can retire in 10 years.’ ” The series lasted nine years, and she continued to act for another decade after that.
Ms. Reese went public with her displeasure at being offered a 12.5 percent pay increase for the new season, while Ms. Downey received a 100 percent raise.
She delivered Sunday sermons there for many years.
Her mother, the former Nellie Mitchelle, was a domestic worker and her father, Richard, a steelworker, but there were early signs that their daughter might occupy a completely different world.
“I was arrogant enough to think I was helping out this old lady,’’ Ms. Reese recalled in a 1998 interview with The New York Times.
Although her biggest hits came in her youth, she continued to record well into her 60s and received a Grammy Award nomination for her 1998 gospel album, “My Soul Feels Better Right Now.” Ms. Reese made her television acting debut as a nightclub owner on the police series “The Mod Squad” in 1968.
She told The Ottawa Citizen in 1997, “For a long time, I was the woman who owned the club where the star came in after he broke up with his girlfriend.” Ms. Reese, who sometimes filled in for Johnny Carson as guest host on “The Tonight Show,” was the first black woman to host a national television variety-talk show.

Student invents 3-in-1 hygiene powder

Student invents 3-in-1 hygiene powder

And poor personal hygiene can be particularly troubling for homeless teens.
From her work at the center, Leia noticed that teens asked for some hygiene products more than others.
And she presented them here, October 21, at the finals of the Broadcom MASTERS science competition.
She tested each formula to see how well it absorbed body oil and cleaned hair.
Not all of Leia’s ingredients worked.
That helps it clean teeth and remove grime, she notes.
Baking powder helps absorb odors.
Leia wants to develop her products further.
Science offers a way to go about “solving problems and helping people,” says Leia.
Anyone in an area with little or no access to clean water could find her products useful, she says.

An Interview with Alex Williams, Grand Prize Winner

An Interview with Alex Williams, Grand Prize Winner

Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project.
He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.
His success in both of these areas is what makes the Open Source Underwater Glider the perfect Grand Prize winner for the 2017 Hackaday Prize.
The bouyancy engine Alex speaks about is located in the nose of the glider.
After comparing tests between this and a peristaltic pump design he found that the syringe design operates more efficiently and to us it appears to be much less complicated to build.
The current revision of the design is complete, and Alex is now looking for an opportunity to do some proper open water testing to figure out the limits and capabilities of the system.
When he started working on the Open Source Underwater Glider he was doing his A-levels (in the UK this is the final year of education before college).
Alex has been studying engineering at college this year but the coursework was mostly theoretical.
The Future of Open Source Underwater Glider The most amazing part of this project is the level of openness and documentation Alex has achieved.
The most successful open source and open hardware projects don’t hinge on one person, but leverage the excitement, experience, and support of teams of people.

At MoMA, Cat Instagram Has Finally Clawed Its Way Into the Art World

At MoMA, Cat Instagram Has Finally Clawed Its Way Into the Art World

Stephen Shore was an Instagram artist way before there was Instagram.
He shot to prominence in the ’70s with carefully composed snapshots of parking lots, pancake breakfasts, and camping trips, beautiful banalities that future Instagrammers would try to emulate.
Now that Shore is actually on the platform, he averages a post a day—and a retrospective of his work, opening at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in November, shows off three years’ worth of his ’grams.
Including (obviously) a portrait of his beloved Himalayan cat, Oscar.
Visitors will scan Shore’s feed on iPads, preserving the social media experience of the finger-flicking scroll and the luminous screen.
Oh, and don’t compare his animal photography to your own.
“When I take a photo of my cat, I’m well aware that there are millions of cat pictures on Instagram,” he says.
“The image has to be strong and not depend on it simply being a cat picture.” In this moment with Oscar, the light was just right to highlight the deep pools of his eyes and the ferocity of his gaze.
Shore assures us his cat doesn’t look this scary IRL.
This article appears in the November issue.

When Using 5 Messaging Apps Is Not Enough

When Using 5 Messaging Apps Is Not Enough

Weekdays begin with a look at my calendar, messages, email and the weather, in that order.
I listen to our podcast, The Daily, and audiobooks during my morning walk.
I’m on all the messaging apps — text, Slack, Twitter direct messages, Google Hangouts and Facebook Messenger — because it’s my job to respond to sources as quickly and conveniently for them as possible.
But my primary messaging tool is the encrypted app Signal.
If you look at my iPhone screen, you’ll see Gmail, Google Calendar, Spotify, Google Maps, and Alexa for voice stuff, so I suppose Apple could improve its software.
I’m not super hopeful about returns here, since these are lower-margin businesses than software companies.
The Amazon Echo has also been a killer product, and it has reignited enthusiasm for voice-activated tech and for the internet of things, a world where all of our devices send information about us back to the internet to be mined by strangers for purposes we don’t know.
Will some of these women be bad investors and will some of these founders fail?
Beyond your job, what tech product are you currently obsessed with using in your daily life?
I know this because I can look on the Alexa app while I’m at work and see what he’s been playing.

The student digs inspiring a fresh generation of co-op entrepreneurs

The student digs inspiring a fresh generation of co-op entrepreneurs

Could the student housing co-ops popping up across the UK challenge the frequently exploitative relationship between landlords and tenants?
They’re already inspiring young people to set up their own co-operative businesses, finds Rhiannon J Davies who visited Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative Colourful murals cover the walls of the stairwell in Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative, while potted plants brighten the windowsills.
A cardboard arrow on the wall reads: “Flat 1 – This way for friendship, fun, feline, food and love.
Leased from a housing association, it is run entirely by members of the co-op – known as ESHC.
With no private owners putting profits ahead of residents, things have a distinctly defiant air: the students are in charge.
And they pay just 70 per cent of the market average.
“The best thing about living here is that we’ve all got each other’s back,” says resident Kate O’Neill.
“If someone says they’re feeling a bit lonely, they’ll instantly receive invites to dinner.” Give stories, not stuff Simon Fern has lived here for two years: “Our rent is kept low, in part, because of an ideological belief in affordable homes for all, but also because residents are expected to provide labour and time too.” Accordingly, the selection process is based upon two questions: why do you want to live here?
And: what can you contribute?
Student housing co-ops are relatively new to the UK but have existed in the US since 1872.

From bouncers to songwriters: 3 surprising co-ops

From bouncers to songwriters: 3 surprising co-ops

You may have heard of co-operatively run supermarkets, banks and even energy companies, but the co-op model has been taken up by all sorts of organisations.
We’ve picked three that may take you by surprise Songwriters in northern England No Masters, a songwriting co-operative, was formed by John Tams and Jim Boyes in 1990.
It sought out writers, performers and musicians involved in the ‘radical’ folk music arena, and celebrates issues-led songwriting that is “rooted in communities”.
“We pay homage to its traditions by reworking them; and we’re unafraid to take sides while eschewing propaganda,” they say.
Shellfish farmers in Scotland With 16 member farms in Scotland, the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group says the quality of its mussels, oysters, lobster and crab comes down to the passion of its farmers.
Their produce is sold in 7,962 supermarkets in the UK and Europe, and the business’s co-operative structure means that farmers are involved in all aspects.
Bouncers in Newcastle Dealing with alcohol-fuelled confrontation isn’t easy, and the training and support for door staff is often inadequate.
So, a group in Newcastle clubbed together this year to form the Security Professionals Support Co-operative.
Members will get enhanced training, legal support and health insurance: security for security, in other words.
Video produced by: Blake House Filmmakers’ Co-operative Main image: Blake House Filmmakers’ Co-operative Read more: Uber and out – here come the co-ops This series is guest edited by Vivian Woodell, founder of The Phone Co-op and head of The Phone Co-op Foundation for Co-operative Innovation

10 Indian Thinkers and Why You Should Know Them.

10 Indian Thinkers and Why You Should Know Them.

Here, we want to introduce you to ten great minds in Indian thought.
His followers have four restraints: non-violence, non-theft, non-possession, and non-lying, as opposed to the five ethical commands found in other strains of Jainism.
A quick introduction to Jainism can be found here.
Besides, a reckless king will easily fall into the hands of his enemies. “Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation.”
Guru Nanak (1469 – 1539) The founder of Sikhism who is revered as “The First Guru” of the faith.
“It would be a good idea”.
Indian born astronomer and physicist who discovered the maximum mass of a stable white dwarf, now known as the Chandrasekhar limit, for which he won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics.
His ideas were initially ridiculed; as it implied that too massive a star might collapse into a black hole an idea many astronomers objected to in the 1930’s.
“The music to us is religion.

Selena Gomez Accused on Twitter of Lip-Synching Her ‘Wolves’ Performance at American Music Awards 2017

Selena Gomez Accused on Twitter of Lip-Synching Her ‘Wolves’ Performance at American Music Awards 2017

Selena Gomez returned to the stage at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 19, for her first performance since undergoing a kidney transplant earlier this year.
She was joined by DJ Marshmello and a group of backup dancers.
Another tweeted, “Wait wait wait… okay y’all not trying to bash on anyone’s performance but was that a lip sync slip up or like some really loud back up vocals in Selena Gomez ‘s performance likeeeee….
“Selena did amazing tonight.
I don’t care what others say.
Stay pressed.
We Selenators are proud of our idol and for how hard she’s worked and everything she’s gone through.
We love you Selena.
You did great,” one fan tweeted.
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American Music Awards: Diana Ross steals the show, Bruno Mars wins big

American Music Awards: Diana Ross steals the show, Bruno Mars wins big

Winners, performers and red carpet glamour from the 2017 American Music Awards including Linkin Park, Keith Urban and Dianna Ross (AMAs).
Video provided by Reuters Newslook Bruno Mars may have been the big winner at Sunday’s American Music Awards, but the night belonged to Diana Ross.
The AMAs were a family affair for Ross, with her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross hosting the evening’s ceremonies and her son youngest son Evan introducing her performance.
After her performance, Ross invited her family up on the stage to celebrate the honor, and dedicated the performance to her fans, saying “You are everything to me.”
Bruno Mars wasn’t at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, but he was the big winner with seven awards, including entertainer of the year.
Mars also won video of the year and favorite male artist, pop/rock, and favorite album, pop/rock.
(Photo: Steve Granitz, WireImage) Opening the show were Kelly Clarkson and Pink, who performed a tribute to first responders with a powerhouse vocal duet of R.E.M. ‘s Everybody Hurts.
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1 of Your Favorite Disney Movies Is Disappearing From Netflix Next Month

1 of Your Favorite Disney Movies Is Disappearing From Netflix Next Month

December is the month of giving, but that hasn’t stopped Netflix from taking away some of our favorite shows and movies.
While there are some great titles heading our way next month, we’ll also have to part ways with a number of classics, namely those scary movies you binge-watched in October.
See what’s leaving below.
Dec. 1 All I Want For Christmas Bedazzled Black Snake Moan Compulsion Cousin Bette Hoffa La Viuda Negra, season one Picture Perfect Practical Magic Rebelde Scary Movie 2 Scary Movie 3 Super Size Me Terriers, season one The Crucible The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus The Man from Snowy River Touch, season two Toys Two Girls and a Guy Waking Life Young Frankenstein Yu-Gi-Oh!
Bonds Beyond Time Yu-Gi-Oh!
Zexal, seasons one-two Dec. 5 Holes Dec. 9 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, seasons 1-11 Dec. 10 Lucky Number Slevin Nightcrawler The Rite Dec. 11 Dollhouse, season two Dec. 13 The Queen of Versailles Dec. 15 America’s Funniest Home Video Kids: Holidazed America’s Funniest Home Videos Kids: Animals with Attitude, season one America’s Funniest Home Videos Kids: It’s Tough Being a Kid, season one America’s Funniest Home Videos Kids: Playtime Ain’t for Wimps, season one America’s Funniest Home Videos: New Collection D: Nincompoop Nation Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself Dec. 19 Dance Academy, seasons one-three Dec. 20 Che, parts one and two Dec. 24 Amores Perros Dec. 25 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Image Source: Everett Collection

The Hydroponic, Robotic Future of Farming in Greenhouses

The Hydroponic, Robotic Future of Farming in Greenhouses

Just consider that in 1790, farmers made up 90 percent of the US workforce.
“The problem up until today is that greenhouse production costs around twice as much to grow a head of lettuce as the outdoor farm,” says Brandon Alexander, CEO of Iron Ox.
Out in a field, farmers have no choice but to leave plants where they planted them—and because plants grow, farmers have to space out seeds to accommodate their fully-grown dimensions.
But Iron Ox doesn’t have to waste that extra space.
Here in the greenhouse, they’re using different trays with different spacing of their holes, some farther apart than others.
The arm sits between two trays of different densities, eyeballing the plants and moving them from one tray and to another.
Whether in the greenhouse or the field, it’s this kind of automation that will be essential to the future of humanity.
(Iron Ox claims its hydroponics system uses 90 percent less water than outdoor farming.
The solution is to hand the future of our food supply to the machines.
So be careful not bite the robotic hand that feeds you.

Mythbuster Adam Savage Has Made a Bag, and It’s Beautiful

Mythbuster Adam Savage Has Made a Bag, and It’s Beautiful

Adam Savage is clearly overjoyed about his new bag.
He’s designed his first carry-all utility bag and launched a new brand, Savage Industries, to market it.
He says he drew inspiration from two places: First is the old tool case he used when employed as a model-builder at Industrial Light & Magic.
He’s tried to find something like it on the market, but he was disappointed enough in the options to just build his own version.
Savage sells me on it.
Also, you can’t find tools at the bottom of a black bag, he says.
A white bag stands out as unique.
Savage has been sewing since he was in middle school (he regularly makes his own costumes) but for this project, the heavy lifting and stitching was done by Mafia, a company also based in San Francisco that makes a whole line of gorgeous bags primarily out of recycled sailcloth.
He wouldn’t say, beyond these bags and the accessories that will Velcro into them.
Culture Mythbuster Adam Savage at WIRED by Design, 2014.

MIT Looks at How Humans Sorta Drive in Sorta Self-Driving Cars

MIT Looks at How Humans Sorta Drive in Sorta Self-Driving Cars

Well, actually, the first thing to know is that most humans don’t: Preliminary research by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety noted that, of nearly 1,000 semiautonomous vehicles studied, 49 percent had their systems turned off.
The warnings were annoying, owners said.
If you could actually watch those drivers—sit inside the car and eyeball them while they drive—you might get a better understanding of how these systems are helpful and how they’re not.
That spying would be really helpful for people who build and design semiautonomous systems; for those who want to regulate them; and for those expected to evaluate the risks of using these systems, like insurers.
“Our goal is to try to understand how the act of driving is beginning to transform from one where the human has primary oversight responsibility to one where the human is actively engaged in a robotic interaction with the vehicle,” says Bryan Reimer, part of the MIT team who studies interactions between humans and robots.
Scientists have used cameras to conduct so-called naturalistic driving studies for over a decade, studying, for example, what sorts of factors lead up to crash events.
They’re interested in understanding, long-term, how drivers adapt to driver assistance technologies.
The footage in many past driving studies was categorized by actual people, but the scale of this work—the scientists hope to collect many years of driving data—means these researchers have to turn to computers to get where they want to go.
Just like drivers.
To crack distracted driving, figure out how to design cars that work with humans.

This material does weird things under pressure

This material does weird things under pressure

A newly fabricated material does more than just hold up under pressure.
Unlike many ordinary objects that shrink when squeezed, the metamaterial — a synthetic structure designed to exhibit properties not typically found in natural materials — expands at higher pressures.
When surrounding pressure of air, water or some other substance increases, the crosses’ circular surfaces bow inward.
The researchers were “very clever about how they connected this quite complex set of structural elements,” says Michael Haberman, a mechanical engineer at the University of Texas at Austin, who wasn’t involved in the work.
Qu and colleagues fashioned a microcube of their metamaterial, described in a paper accepted to Physical Review X, from a plasticlike substance, using a microversion of 3-D printing.
Until now, researchers have only described such pressure-expanding metamaterials in mathematical models or computer simulations, says Joseph Grima, a materials scientist at the University of Malta in Msida not involved in the work.
The new metamaterial provides “much-needed proof” that this type of stuff can actually be fabricated, he says.
Adjusting the thickness of the crosses’ surfaces could make this new metamaterial more or less expandable: The thicker it is, the less the structure expands.
A metamaterial fine-tuned to stay the same size under a wide range of pressures could be used to build equipment that withstands the crushing pressures of the deep sea or the vacuum of outer space.
PRESSURE’S ON Under increasing pressure, the hollow 3-D crosses of this metamaterial deform and twist away from each other, making the whole lattice expand, as seen in this simulation.

These Days, ‘Self-Care’ Means More Than Just Escape

These Days, ‘Self-Care’ Means More Than Just Escape

Upon the suggestion of my cousin who’d been staying with me, I began watching mindless reality TV, and soon became fixated with MTV’s Are You The One?
I retreated to a place that I believed demanded little of me.
A week was a year was a month was day.
I realized that the crush I felt was directly correlated to my digital habits: neurotically tracking news for work, posting to Twitter and Instagram, texting friends with rhythmic frequency, responding to and sending emails around the clock.
A great portion of my day was being spent in front of screens—an iPhone, a laptop, my work computer, or simply watching TV at home.
The escapism I sought needed to be unchallenging, soft, and assured.
Still, I struggled with bouts of anxiety, of figuratively feeling closed in; it was no surprise that, at a given moment, I still found myself short of breath.
And I felt great—but it still didn’t feel like enough.
Had they also felt crushed under daily cruelties?
“This is such eerie timing,” one friend responded later that night.

China Challenges Nvidia’s Hold on Artificial Intelligence Chips

China Challenges Nvidia’s Hold on Artificial Intelligence Chips

A call for research projects from China’s Ministry of Science and Technology posted online last month fills in some detail on the government’s plans.
Now two years old, the M40 is not Nvidia’s latest and greatest chip, but is still used in AI projects.
The Chinese government has targeted Nvidia before.
Cambricon announced two server chips early this month that might substitute for Nvidia chips in some AI projects if they live up to their billing.
Cambricon is part of a boom of Chinese companies and startups working on AI chips—mirroring one in the US that has seen startups and even Google look to challenge Nvidia.
The company’s stock-market value grew 10-fold in the past three years as more companies invested in AI.
Startups Horizon Robotics and Deephi, and the much larger Huawei, are instead focused on chips to bring AI functions such as understanding video to devices such as cars and cameras.
State-backed Cambricon is licensing designs from Silicon Valley chip designer Arteris for the “backbone” of interconnects that move data around a chip, for example.
Intel led the $100 million funding round into Horizon Robotics, which is working on AI chips for autonomous vehicles, even though it has products of its own in that market.
And in September, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced new deals with Chinese internet giants Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent.

Hilarious parody ICO raises funds to make Ethereum’s founder buff AF

Hilarious parody ICO raises funds to make Ethereum’s founder buff AF

We have reached the peak of initial coin offerings.
Mocking the recent ICO mania, an opportunistic entrepreneur has launched a new coin offering that is raising funds to help Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin “get better health and become a fitter person.” “Because some people are much too busy thinking about our future… They’ve forgotten to think about theirs,” the FitVitalik page reads.
The FitVitalik team says that, as long as he meets his “goal to get into shape,” the Ethereum founder is free to choose a gym and a coach of his choice.
The only limitation is that he never splurges out more than $4,000 from the FitVitalik fund per month.
Much like any other “legitimate” initial coin offering, FitVitalik has provided prospective investors with an inspirational mission statement and a scientifically-proven roadmap to success.
So you know all they do is absolutely “legit” and by the book.
For those considering this once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity, the FitVitalik ICO kicks off this weekend on November 25.
It will run for 14 days or until it has successfully hit its hard cap of 2,000 ETH.
In fact, Buterin fan art is quite popular on Reddit – though FitVitalik does really take this trend to a whole new level.
Head out to FitVitalik here to check out the full page.

Woman Reveals How Everyone Turned A Blind Eye To What Her Stepfather Was Doing

Woman Reveals How Everyone Turned A Blind Eye To What Her Stepfather Was Doing

I woke up before dawn on Christmas morning and they still hadn’t come home.
I bought records for my two sisters.
I taught myself how to drive her stick shift, but not very well, because I hit a tree in the school parking lot.
My mother started drinking more.
When the fighting started downstairs, my younger sisters left their bedrooms and showed up in mine.
But we were never really lost, because a day or two later, he’d knock on the hotel door, carrying flowers.
My mother was still in that house.
There is no big turning point moment here, where I confronted him about the abuse.
My mother left him a few years later.
Violent men don’t just drop out of the sky with guns and start shooting up people in public places.

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