Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers From professor-in-waiting to florist: Why some PhDs are quitting academia for unconventional jobs | CBC Radio

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers From professor-in-waiting to florist: Why some PhDs are quitting academia for unconventional jobs | CBC Radio

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Originally published on April 8, 2018 When Jennifer Fowlow started her PhD program in women’s studies, her dream was to become a professor. But by her third year, she says, she was fed up. “When I look back … to me it was just one big, stressful guilt trip,” says Fowlow. “There was always another article I should…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Meet the 11% of Americans who don’t use the internet

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Meet the 11% of Americans who don’t use the internet

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  Every morning, Minnie Simpson wakes up at 7:15AM, reads the Houston Chronicle, eats 3 French prunes, and takes a stroll around the neighborhood. On her route, the 76-year-old Texan passes by the local elementary school just as parents drop off their children for the day, Across the street, Simpson swishes by in a green…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Confessions of an Ex-Prosecutor

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Confessions of an Ex-Prosecutor

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‘Law and Order: SVU’ / NBCTwenty-one years ago, the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted, I began my career as a federal prosecutor. I was 26—a young 26 at that—on the cusp of extraordinary power over the lives of my fellow citizens. After years of internships with federal and state prosecutors, I knew to expect camaraderie…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Google Translate is delivering wild, creepy, prophetic messages

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Google Translate is delivering wild, creepy, prophetic messages

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A frightening glitch dubbed TranslateGate on Reddit has yielded an unsettling amount of sinister messages.Image: mohinimurti/shutterstockBy Diamond Naga Siu2018-07-23 21:44:55 UTC Google Translate is, er, having some issues. For instance, if you open the tool, select Maori as the language you want Google to translate from, and type “dog” 16 times in the box for…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Hands on: Apple’s new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Hands on: Apple’s new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor

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The 2018 MacBook Intel Core i9-powered 15-inch Pro refresh strikes some chords with some long requested features, and as often is the case with Apple products, stirs up some controversy. On the outside, the largest size MacBook remains utterly unchanged, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s still 17 percent lighter and 14 percent thinner…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Pokemon Go Adds “Lucky Pokemon” In New Update

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Pokemon Go Adds “Lucky Pokemon” In New Update

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Niantic is rolling out another new update for Pokemon Go. The update is available now for both iOS and Android devices, and along with a handful of bug fixes and performance improvements, it introduces another new feature to the mobile game: Lucky Pokemon. According to Niantic, some Pokemon will now become “Lucky Pokemon” when traded…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Microsoft’s streaming Xbox will split up games to keep latency low

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Microsoft’s streaming Xbox will split up games to keep latency low

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The Xbox power button lights up when turned on; otherwise, it’s solid black, not shiny-silver.Last month, we learned that Microsoft is developing a pair of new Xboxes for release in 2020 under the codename Scarlett. One system will be a full console; the other will be a cloud-connected system for streaming games. Today, Brad Sams…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Google video shows all-white redesigns for Gmail, Google Photos, and more

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Google video shows all-white redesigns for Gmail, Google Photos, and more

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This year, Google is pushing out a major revamp to its Material Design guidelines. The new design language is slowly creeping across Google’s portfolio, and so far we’ve seen big changes for Gmail.com, early builds of Chrome, and for Android P. The Android side of things has so far only been the base operating system, but…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech A physical key is the secret to Google employees’ online security

Hexbyte – Science and Tech A physical key is the secret to Google employees’ online security

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Security keys have reportedly prevented employee phishing at Google.  Josh Miller / CNET It turns out the key to counteracting employee phishing at Google is an actual key.  The company began using physical USB-based security keys in early 2017 and since then, none of its 85,000-plus employees have been phished on their work accounts, Krebs…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Jaina is out for blood in this lavish new animated World of Warcraft short

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Jaina is out for blood in this lavish new animated World of Warcraft short

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While dataminers have sussed out a great deal of information about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’s story, huge gaps still remain—particularly when it comes to some of the bigger heroines and their motivations. That’s what Warbringers, a three-part series of animated shorts about Warcraft’s most powerful women, looks to help establish. The first film,…