A Chinese satellite demonstrated the world’s first intercontinental quantum communication. It was a video conference that used entangled photons. In the race for quantum computing, China is way ahead in transmission speed.
A side effect of what happens when people don’t have exposure to math or sociology: a dark, curly-haired Italian Ivy League economist was profiled and escorted off an American Airlines flight because the idiot passenger sitting next to him thought the differential equations he was working on were Arabic, which she assumed was sinister. He was allowed to re-board.
There’s been sighting of a green screen setup. That can mean only one thing: a new course is on the way.
Amazon just introduced the Kindle Unlimited service: all you can read for $10/month, including audio books. The service works with any Kindle or device that has a Kindle app. There’s a catch or two, which you may or may not care about:
- You don’t get to keep the books. This is more like a library, where you get to check out 10 titles at a time.
- Amazon carries millions of titles, but Kindle Unlimited applies to “only” 600,000 of them. That’s a lot, but if the books you want aren’t among the available titles, the number might as well be zero.
This isn’t Amazon’s fault. Publishers in general don’t like offering unlimited deals, and although Amazon twists arms very hard (just ask Stephen Colbert), there’s only so much arm twisting they can do.
Search engines do a lot more than immediately meets the eye. If you’re getting results that aren’t relevant, if you’re getting too many results, if you want to find something on a particular web site, or if you just want to do a quick calculation or measurement conversion, there are some pretty cool tricks that you can do. Some of these techniques will work in any search engine, but the coolest features work only on Google.
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