Google’s Stadia game-streaming platform kills lengthy downloads and runs in a browser

Mar 19 2019

Lucas Matney @lucasmtny – Techcrunch

The service will let gamers leave their hefty GPUs and expensive systems behind. Pichai says that the service can be used on devices with a chrome browser and an internet connection. To Google that means Stadia will launch on desktops, laptops, TVs, tablets and phones. The service will work across platforms so you won’t just be competing with other Stadia users.

Speaking of hardware, Google has partnered with AMD to create a custom high-end GPU for Stadia that the company says pushes more than 10.7 teraflops, dwarfing the GPU output of both the Xbox One and PS4.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/19/googles-stadia-game-streaming-platform-kills-huge-downloads/

Watch Google unveil its mysterious gaming project live right here

Romain Dillet – Techcrunch

 

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Are Reduced Speed School Zones improving safety or a cash grab?

Sept 26 2018 – Kevin Yaworski- WiseUpWinnipeg

Reposted Mar 17 2019

With all these conversations about school zone reduced speeds and the recent Winnipeg police statements about planning another aggressive enforcement campaign (most already know what that’s really about but not enough know that it also means using overcharges from MPI instead of refunding as legislated monopoly requires).

Attached is a letter from Edmonton Police. At the time Edmonton considered implementing reduced speeds around schools but found that they provide no safety benefit. The majority of violations were parents stopping were not permitted or safe to drop off or pickup their children. Here is the letter the entire of which is very good and to the point. It shows the difference between a police service that is targeting revenues and one that actually cares about safety.

CAA and Certified Engineers also called for flashing lights in School Zones and were ignored.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/caa-manitoba-says-school-zone-signage-unfair-to-drivers-1.3042064

Engineering Report from EDM calling for flashing lights and …
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WiseUpWinnipeg/permalink/10155415197616222/

History of School Zone Limit and Enforcement Issues in Winnipeg
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WiseUpWinnipeg/permalink/10154398077231222/

More details on School Zones in Winnipeg
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WiseUpWinnipeg/permalink/10155415182186222/

Chief Danny Smyth has also been saying he wants to expand photo enforcement and allow it to be setup in different locations than just School, Playground and Construction Zones. Now they have confirmed they will be using portal photo enforcement on other busy roads like Kenaston. This likely trash can looking portable units that can be easily moved around.

This and more reduced speed limits (regardless if artificially reduced against engineering standards and inadequately sign posted) is part of MPI, GoM, CoW and WPS Road to Zero / Vision Zerto traffic “Safety” initiatives for 2017 – 2020. No word of enforcing the Conditions of Authority from the Province for Photo and Officer Enforcement or enforcing due process, charter and other legal rights, sections of the HTA and regulations plus other legislation, bylaws, policies, code of ethics, professional standards, national standards that are being ignored when it convenient and benefits traffic, parking and bylaw revenue.

https://yaworski.net/2017/10/08/province-of-manitoba-city-of-winnipeg-and-mpic-supporting-toward-zero-vision-zero-strategy-what-this-really-means

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Significantly more right wing news sites reported for review to Media Bias / Fact Check

Media Bias/Fact Check – Search and Learn the Bias of News Media

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Why do you have more Right Wing sources listed?

The first 500 or so sources reviewed were picked by the reviewers and were mostly balanced. The last 2000+ sources added have been submitted by users. We have found that right wing sites are submitted for review more. Significantly more! We review what we get. We would love to have more left wing sites submitted for review to provide more balance. Further, prior to and after the election of 2016 there was an explosion of fake right wing websites, many of which originate in the country of Macedonia. We have added several hundred of these sites to our questionable list, which leads to far more right wing sites being listed at this time.

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Lack of critical thinking – a downward trend in the United States and elsewhere

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A person’s liberty rests in four boxes – how this applies to modern day

Mar 15 2019 – Kevin Yaworski – Concerned Citizen and Volunteer Public Advocate

A common quote or saying made gender neutral and expanded is A person’s liberty rests in four boxes. The soap box, ballot box, jury box and the cartridge box. Let no person be kept from speaking the truth or from the ballot box because of their color or their sex. Let no person be persecuted for breaking an unjust law or for defending themselves, their property or those more vulnerable.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_boxes_of_liberty

Many I have heard from think refusing to talk about modern day problems is the cause of these problems. I agree.

A few things are missing from these important points about civil liberties and modern day problems.

Many countries with “proper” democracies already enforce the freedom to go to the ballot box without fear of harrassment, attack or any pressure but what protection do they have from the onslaught of false and misleading information many are bombarded with from fake news, propaganda and biased or influenced media? Not just from foreign entities but internal from those that have something to gain or hide by the misleading or worse.
There is talk about more transparency and accountability but most are idle promises. There is talk and some action on requiring social media super powers to control hate speech, fake news and manipulation of users. With in the last year this has had limited effectiveness.
Now there is talk of nationalising or breaking up these internet and digital economy giants. Equally there is calls for breaking government up or down sizing as it has also gotten to big and unsustainable. In some countries centralizing and reducing bureaucracy has worked and these countries are getting the most value for money from tax dollars.

Then the governments wont be so hell bent on coming up with new taxes, taxation as fine schemes and others actions that infringe ior erode civil liberties.
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Electromagnetic weapons and war scenarios – Blackout Warfare

The sun sets behind power lines and poles in Rosemead,California, on July 9, 2018.
(Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) /Getty Images)

‘Blackout Warfare’
Report reveals electromagnetic war scenarios

BY: Bill Gertz
January 24, 2019

Several nations, including China and Russia, are building powerful nuclear bombs designed to produce super-electromagnetic pulse (EMP) waves capable of devastating all electronics—from computers to electric grids—for hundreds of miles, according to a newly-released congressional study.

A report by the now-defunct Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack, for the first time reveals details on how nuclear EMP weapons are integrated into the military doctrines of China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran.

U.S. Air Force confirms Boeing’s electromagnetic pulse weapon
By Lulu Chang – May 26, 2015

— Commentary —

Electromagnetic bursts damaging power grids and other infrastructure dependent on electronics is a threat from more than just massive solar flares. Hopefully there is treaties being looked at to restrict development of these but it unlikely with current leaders in the countries developing these.

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Three tobacco corporations guilty of concealing risks of smoking ordered to pay over $13.5 Billion in damages and granted creditor protection

Imperial Tobacco spokesman Eric Gagnon speaks to reporters on March 1, 2019. RYAN REMIORZ/THE CANADIAN PRESS

“Earlier this month, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a 2015 ruling in a lower court that found the tobacco companies (Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans-Benson & Hedges) concealed the health risks of smoking from the public. The decision means the three companies have to pay about $13.5-billion in damages to about 100,000 Quebec smokers who were harmed by cigarettes or who couldn’t quit smoking. It’s believed to be the biggest award in Canadian history.”

The 422-page decision concluded that the tobacco companies failed to demonstrate errors of law in the lower court ruling, “except on certain minor points.”

Rothmans-Benson & Hedges denounced the judgment and said it would seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Imperial Tobacco Canada granted creditor protection after losing Quebec legal battle

CARLY WEEKS – Globe and Mail
PUBLISHED MARCH 13, 2019
UPDATED MARCH 14, 2019
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THE NSA MAKES GHIDRA, A POWERFUL CYBERSECURITY TOOL, OPEN SOURCE

https://www.wired.com/preview/story/5c7f013a46e19a01ab72c02c

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