Day: February 13, 2021

Miami City Council Agrees to At Least Study Mayor’s Bitcoin Proposal

Miami’s mayor Francis Suarez is trying to attract tech talent to his city. (The New York Times recently noted he’s joined by “a few venture capital influencers trying to tweet the city’s startup world into existence.”) So he’s still pushing a proposal to use bitcoin in a few city operations as “part of a larger…

The Bachelor host Chris Harrison steps aside for now: The backlash explained – CNET

On Saturday, Harrison said he will step away from his hosting duties temporarily, issuing a second apology for controversial comments about a contestant’s plantation party photos. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Alice’ is a one-off Bugatti Chiron Sport ordered by a husband as a present for his wife – Roadshow

Its Silk Rosé paint is a new pink shade that has never before been used on a Bugatti. …read more Source:: CNet

Express Your Love with Candy and Engineering

Still don’t have anything for Valentine’s Day? We wholeheartedly suggest that you fire up that printer and get ready to fall in love with engineering all over again, because [JBV Creative] has designed a super-sweet piece of machinery that would turn the gears of anyone’s heart. He calls this the most overly-engineered candy dispenser ever,…

Misleading Viral Claims Show Dangers of Preprint Servers, Researchers Warn

Scientific researchers worry that the capacity for spreading misinformation “goes far beyond the big-name social media sites,” warns the Washington Post. Citing pre-print servers and unvetted “research repositories,” they note that “Any online platform without robust and potentially expensive safeguards is equally vulnerable.” “This is similar to the debate we’re having with Facebook and Twitter….

Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial by Senate – CNET

The Senate has voted to acquit the former president on the charge of incitement of insurrection as just seven Republican senators voted to convict. …read more Source:: CNet

PS5 price: What Sony’s new console really costs you – CNET

The PlayStation 5 may list for as little as $400, but if you really want to own one right now, try doubling that. Here’s what you need to know about PS5 pricing. …read more Source:: CNet

Golang Approves Generics, While Python Accepts Pattern-Matching Proposals

From today’s “This Week in Programming” column: Rejoice, long at last, all you Gophers, for the question of whether or not the Go programming language will adopt generics has finally, after many years of debate, been answered this week with the acceptance of a proposal made last month. In this most recent proposal, Golang team…

Petition calls for The Bachelor host Chris Harrison’s ouster: The backlash explained – CNET

Plus, Rachel Lindsay, the first Black Bachelorette, says she’s done with the franchise following the host’s apology for comments about a contestant’s plantation party photos. …read more Source:: CNet

Where to buy PS5: Inventory updates for Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers – CNET

We’re keeping our finger on the pulse of the fluid and frustrating PS5 inventory situation at all the major retailers. …read more Source:: CNet