AT WAR War Without End

The Pentagon’s failed campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left a generation of soldiers with little to fight for but one another. By C. J. Chivers Aug. 8, 2018Second Platoon did not hide its dark mood as its soldiers waded across the Korengal River in the bright light of afternoon. It was early in April 2009 … Continue reading AT WAR War Without End

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There’s a Bigger Scam Than Anything in Crypto, It’s Called KYC/AML

COINDESK Edan Yago has spent the last seven years engaged in payments using cryptocurrencies, first at Zynga, then as CEO of Epiphyte and now as the founder of a stealth startup developing a meta-stablecoin platform. Follow him on Twitter here. The worst-kept secret in cryptocurrency is that many projects are little better than scams: they've … Continue reading There’s a Bigger Scam Than Anything in Crypto, It’s Called KYC/AML

Philippine president slammed for calling God ‘stupid’

WORLD BY JIM GOMEZAssociated Press June 25, 2018 08:16 AM MANILA, PHILIPPINES The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God "stupid" in Asia's largest Catholic country. Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shot back Monday by describing President Rodrigo … Continue reading Philippine president slammed for calling God ‘stupid’

Why I Joined The Military Before College & Won’t Stop Serving After

REFINERY29 edited by Torey Van Oot Welcome to the inaugural class of '29. We've selected 29 graduating college seniors, entering the "real" world in 2018, to write about the state of their lives. What are their hopes, dreams, fears, stressors, failures, and successes as they leave school behind? We will be releasing new entries on … Continue reading Why I Joined The Military Before College & Won’t Stop Serving After

Reverse engineering consciousness: Is the brain a quantum computer?

The human brain is often described as a powerful computer, a metaphor that leads many experts to fear AI could one day become sentient. But what if developers seeking to create machines that think are barking up the wrong tree? Our minds, according to some, are actually quantum computers. And, if that’s true, today’s deep … Continue reading Reverse engineering consciousness: Is the brain a quantum computer?

Quantum computers go silicon

SILICON STEPS UP Scientists are performing new quantum feats with silicon-based devices (background, shown in a scanning electron microscope image). In a technique that could help silicon quantum computers scale up, a particle of light (pink waves) was made to interact with the spin of a single electron (pink circle). For quantum computers, silicon’s springtime … Continue reading Quantum computers go silicon