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13
Oct
2020
Posted in website

Sen. Ernst’s Dem challenger seen backing Black Lives Matter group, despite no position on campaign website

EXCLUSIVE: Theresa Greenfield, the Democrat challenging Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst for her Senate seat, has admitted to supporting the Black Lives Matter organization in a video obtained exclusively by Fox News, even though her campaign website made no mention of her thoughts toward the group.

Greenfield previously has backed the movement and activists peacefully protesting, but had kept relatively quiet about the organization, which has courted controversy in the past.

“Yeah,” Greenfield said in a video shot in Des Moines on Sept. 17 by media watchdog Accuracy in Media while shaking her head in the affirmative when asked if she supported the BLM organization.

“I don’t know if there’s any reason it doesn’t appear on the website,” she said when asked why the words “Black Lives Matter” did not appear on her campaign’s website. “Let me take a look at it, ’cause I talk about it all the time.”

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Greenfield’s husband, Steve Miller, added that she has “been working with all the Black leaders” across the state. He said Republicans were “using that law-and-order thing and we know all about that bull—-.”

Campaign staffer Brittan Ostby also confirmed Greenfield supported BLM.*

The Greenfield campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. 

Black Lives Matter has pursued controversies in the past. Among them: Co-founder Patrisse Cullors described fellow organizers as “trained Marxists” in a newly surfaced 2015 video, and the group apparently deleted a page on its website that called for changes to “the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement” in favor of “extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”

Matthew Bruce, the leader of the organization in Iowa,

02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Inside the lives of The Social Network characters, 10 years later

It’s been 10 years since actor Jesse Eisenberg appeared on movie screens as Mark Zuckerberg in a dramatized version of Facebook’s founding story in the movie “The Social Network.”

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Jesse Eisenberg attends the ‘The Social Network’ premiere during the 5th Rome International Film Festival on November 1, 2010 in Rome, Italy.

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The two-hour-long David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin modern classic holds a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has raked in close to $100 million in US box office earnings. 

“Mr. Fincher and Mr. Sorkin offer up a creation story for the digital age and something of a morality tale, one driven by desire, marked by triumph, tainted by betrayal and inspired by the new gospel: the geek shall inherit the earth,” film critic Manohla Dargis wrote for The New York Times in 2010. 

While the movie has entertained many over the last decade and earned more than a few fans, one person in particular has remained unimpressed — Mark Zuckerberg. 

 

In a 2014 town hall with Facebook employees that was livestreamed to his page, Zuckerberg said he had “blocked” the movie out and that, in reality, his life was much less glamorous than the events depicted in the movie.

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Mark Zuckerberg.

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“The Social Network” mainly follows the journey of Zuckerberg, his Harvard best friend Eduardo Saverin, and Napster cofounder Sean Parker as they build the social media giant — first, in Harvard dorms in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and later from a house in Palo Alto, California. It goes from being “The Facebook” to, simply, Facebook. The movie is based on Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book “The Accidental Billionaires.”

When Brad Stone of the New York Times reached out to the publisher of the novel in 2009 about some inaccuracies, a

29
Sep
2020
Posted in technology

Audi’s cellular vehicle-to-everything communications tech will save road workers’ lives

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New technology can warn road workers of oncoming traffic.


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Audi on Tuesday announced that it’s working to improve the safety of road workers in construction zones. The German luxury automaker’s next-generation “C-V2X,” or cellular vehicle-to-everything communications technology, could significantly reduce crashes and fatalities.

This new system will work in conjunction with existing Traffic Light Information and Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory features that Audi already offers. TLI currently works at around 15,000 intersections in about 35 cities in the US, advising drivers of how long a signal will remain red before changing. GLOSA can advise motorists to travel at a certain speed to avoid hitting red lights, saving frustration and fuel.

Many vehicles on the road today are already equipped with modems that enable them to connect to cellular networks, but what Audi’s been developing here does not use this communications technology. Instead, it’s working on a system that lets cars connect directly with other vehicles, infrastructure or even people (in the designated 5.9GHz spectrum), rather than sending data to the cloud and back. This change should result in faster, more accurate communications and it avoids clogging up limited cellular bandwidth. Beyond that, by directly connecting all these things, this sort of communication can work in areas with limited or even no cellular service.

Audi will roll C-V2X out after it’s been tested and made legal.  


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But how can Audi’s C-V2X technology save lives? If road workers wear special vests that can communicate with vehicles, they can be warned of oncoming traffic and avoid getting hit. This is a simple but potentially highly impactful development. On average in Virginia, for instance, there are more than seven crashes every day in work

29
Sep
2020
Posted in website

This website helps people with illnesses and disabilities participate in Black Lives Matter protests

Three artists have partnered to launch a digital platform that allows people unable to march in the streets to participate in Black Lives Matter protests.



many booth in a store: Black Lives Matter activists protesting online through Public Public Address.


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Black Lives Matter activists protesting online through Public Public Address.

High-profile killings of several Black people by police sparked nationwide protests this summer, with marchers demanding police reform and racial justice.

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Jason Lazarus, Siebren Versteeg and Stephanie Syjuco founded Public Public Address on September 1 to help people with illnesses and disabilities participate in these protests and make their voices heard without putting their lives at risk.

“This is all about our solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We want people to be a part of the movement whether they can protest on the streets or not,” Lazarus told CNN. “Our goal is battling systemic racism and violence and bringing all kinds of people along with us.”

Public Public Address urges people who are unable to protest in person to submit videos or photos of themselves protesting anywhere in the world. Submissions have been shot in people’s homes, backyards and even beds.

The site edits the submissions and weaves them together, creating one large virtual protest. It’s broadcast online every day and all day with no end date in sight.

The project has attracted more than 100 participants since its launch, according to Lazarus, an assistant professor of art and art history at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Lucie Duggan, a disabled and immunocompromised 16-year-old girl from Orlando, Florida, is one of the participants. She said she joined Public Public Address to take a stand against injustice.

“It is so important that everyone works as hard as they can to provide justice and equality. It’s made an impact in my life by allowing me to further a cause that

24
Aug
2020
Posted in technology

Do Computers Make Our Lives Easier?

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