Steve September 23, 2021

Static website generators and JAMStack have taken off in recent years. And with good reason. There is no need for complex backends with only static HTML, CSS, and Javascript to serve. Not having backends means better security, lower operational overhead, and cheaper hosting. A win-win-win! In this article, I’m going to talk about Jekyll. As […]

Steve September 23, 2021

The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic ByThe Associated Press September 23, 2021, 11:37 AM • 3 min read STOCKHOLM — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation […]

Steve September 23, 2021

A woman with Down syndrome has lost a court challenge against the British government over a law allowing the abortion up until birth of a fetus with the condition By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press September 23, 2021, 11:35 AM • 2 min read LONDON — A woman with Down syndrome lost a court challenge against […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Intel’s vision of the computing architecture of autonomous vehicles is similar to that of PCs, with pricey models getting better hardware and the latest software, and cheaper self-driving cars getting the bare minimum. The segments of premium and mid-range cars will need extra compute and over-the-air update capabilities to enable increasing levels of autonomous driving, […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Microsoft has introduced the Surface Laptop Studio, and if you mistook it for a tablet with a trackpad stand, you’d be forgiven. The device was the last to be announced during a launch that was live-streamed on Wednesday. The event hyped up Windows 11 Surface PCs that are set to ship from October 5. At […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Unexplained service issue blamed after customers unable to leave gratuities electronically Square’s payment system malfunctioned over the weekend for several hours, a glitch that cost workers at affected businesses a meaningful portion of their earnings during the most lucrative day of the week. The company’s status page at IsSquareUp.com tells the clinical part of the […]

Steve September 23, 2021

At the height of the summer, as a number of prominent Republican politicians urged their constituents to take the Covid-19 vaccine, one right-wing media personality refused to fall in line: Charlie Kirk, a pundit in his late twenties who leads the conservative campus-outreach group Turning Point USA. “At Turning Point … we are going to […]

Steve September 23, 2021

When foodies sink their teeth into a slab of cheese from one of the historic dairy farms in Point Reyes, their minds probably run to grass-fed cows ranging free on the lush green oceanside hills of Marin County. Over 5,000 dairy cows and beef cattle roam the Point Reyes National Seashore National Park in full […]

Steve September 23, 2021

In 1981, screenwriter Sonia Chernus reviewed a script acquired by the Malpaso Company, the film production house Clint Eastwood co-founded in 1967. The brutal violence and profanity of the script, titled The Cut-Whore Killings, galled Chernus. “We would have been far better off not to have accepted trash like this piece of inferior work,” she […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Scenes of thousands of Afghans flooding the Kabul International Airport to flee the country as Taliban fighters were quickly consolidating their control over the capital, raised many questions, leading amongst them: who are these people and why are they running away? In the US and other Western media, answers were readily available: they were mostly […]

Steve September 23, 2021

With outer space being, as anyone over the age of 25 or so knows, the Final Frontier, is it any surprise that the Pentagon is rushing full speed ahead to turn it, against the general desire of almost everyone on Earth, into a battlefield? To borrow science fiction parlance, Afghanistan was a long time ago […]

Steve September 23, 2021

At least four people were killed, and six were wounded in recent violence: ISIS militants killed two civilians and wounded two more in Garmiyan. In Mosul, unidentified assailants killed a woman and her child. Three policemen were wounded in a bombing in Abu Saida. In Shwan, gunmen wounded an official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Tesla is fighting the rest of the auto industry in the US over respecting the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements set back in 2016. Under CAFE, automakers have to achieve higher levels of fuel economy in the vehicles they sell in the US or otherwise face penalities, which they can avoid by buying credits […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Source: Associated Press BY KANTELE FRANKO ASSOCIATED PRESS SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 5:00 AM COLUMBUS, OHIO A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State’s failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s argument […]