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Friday Nite Videos | Jan 19, 2018

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Composite of the five videos So Stupid It's Not Funny: Trump's Crackdown on Legal Immigration. Johnny Cash Sings "Man In Black" for the First Time. The Case for Potential Trump Money Laundering. How Machines Learn. Not A President, Not Yet A Dictator.

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How Machines Learn

 
How do all the algorithms around us learn to do their jobs?

Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health

Gene Demby NPR
Having a longer life expectancy and averting death and averting hypertension, or diabetes, or their complications are good things. But without dealing with the kind of more structurally rooted factors that lead to weathering across class, we're not going to end weathering.

Friday Nite Videos | Jan 12, 2018

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Long Ago, Far Away | Odetta Sings Dylan. Tapper: You Know Who Loved Trump's Comments? Global Responses to Trump's 'Shithole' Remarks. Harry Belafonte | Zombie Jamboree. Camperforce | Documentary.

How to See a Memory

Helen Shen Nature
Images linked by neurons Every memory leaves its own imprint in the brain, and researchers are starting to work out what one looks like.

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Josh Trapani Washington Independent Review of Books
The well-known scientist and commentator on science has presented us with a primer on his subject that is aimed at a wide and popular audience.

Windows, Meltdown and Spectre: Keep Calm and Carry on

Woody Leonhard Computerworld
There’s no need to panic over the lavishly publicized Meltdown and Spectre security holes. Behind the bellicose roars of certain doom, a handful of important facts stand out.

Do Women Want to Be Oppressed?

John Horgan Scientific American
Evolutionary theorists propose that female desire for domineering males helped create a patriarchal world
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