Man who stood before Robert E. Lee statue with a Confederate flag was also heavily armed
A substitute teacher at my middle school showed us a Dick Gregory tape in detention and it blew my mind
Donald Trump is completely unfit to be president of the United States. Though he’s given us a plethora of evidence in the last seven months to corroborate this fact, the past week alone has served to remove any doubt. In a country which has a history of serious injustice and racial division and with race relations worsening by the day, Trump solidified his fate as Divider-In-Chief when he announced his support for the “very fine” white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville. At this point, all rational-thinking minorities, people of color and human beings in general should want nothing to do with him. Which is why it’s both bizarre and astoundingly tone deaf that the administration thinks that now is the time to have a White House sponsored conference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). But that’s exactly what they are doing. A White House official said that a Trump administration-backed conference for historically black colleges and universities will go ahead as planned next month. In recent days, a Democratic lawmaker and prominent nonprofit donor to the schools recommended to the White House that the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference be postponed because of concerns “related to recent national events.” [...] Johnny C. Taylor and Rep. Alma Adams, a North Carolina Democrat, were among the voices who tried to get the White House to halt the planning. Taylor, the outgoing president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, wrote a letter to [Omarosa Manigault-Newman, assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison] dated Aug. 18, saying that there was a “pretty strong consensus” in the HBCU leadership community that the White House should hold off until good faith measures — such as appointing an executive director and advisory board — showed that the White House had a “commitment to advancing the HBCU agenda.” It’s pretty ridiculous to insist on holding a conference for a group of people that you’ve not only done absolutely nothing for, despite promises to the contrary, but whose livelihood and well-being you actively work against. Nevertheless, the administration persists.
The Sensex settled up 33 points, or 0.11%, at 31,291.85
In July, it said it was in discussions with US-based tech giant to distribute its products in India
Though the company is yet to announce the release date of AOE 4, it has announced Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, a 4K remaster of the original Age of Empires.
According to the signatories of a letter to the board, Nilekani enjoys the confidence of customers, stakeholders and employees and his return to the board would instill credibility.
With the entry of BitBay, users will have access to some of the most popular altcoins like litecoin, ether, monero and dash which have rallied over 1,050 percent, 3,825 percent, 620 percent, 2,216 percent YTD respectively as per Coinmarketcap.
It’s not really clear just what “humanoid” robots are actually for. I’ve seen them do all kinds of things, but almost none of them well; at our recent Robotics event in Boston, several leading experts in the field questioned their necessity. But we grew up with Data and Robby and Cylons, and so now we have Pepper. Performing funeral rites for cash-strapped people in Japan. Read More
The Department of Justice has dropped its request for the IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump inauguration protest website. The news is a win for DreamHost, which went public with the situation last week, riling privacy advocates who decried the DOJ request for IP addresses that had visited disruptj20.org as dangerously broad. In its reply to the court, the Justice Department modified… Read More
This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can sustain 39.5 Teraflops on a large gated recurrent unit without any batching. Microsoft has been pouring resources into FPGAs for a while now, deploying large clusters of the field-programmable… Read More
Flat-pack furniture made Ikea a global powerhouse, and the same principles may help create a new generation of robots. Interactive Robogami is a project from MIT that lets users create ambulatory robots from a library of pieces that fold and fit together like origami. Read More
After viewing the solar eclipse yesterday, some watchers reported that their eyes felt funny, even though they wore certified eclipse glasses.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is pledging to donate 1 percent of his purse earnings from Travers Day at Saratoga this weekend to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The 52-year-old rider based in Southern California will travel East to ride in four stakes on Saturday at the upstate New ...
Let me preface this by saying: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Quiz show host, comedian, and actor Bradley Walsh is rumored to be the next Doctor Who companion. According to […] The post Rumor: ITV’s Bradley Walsh Is Doctor’s New Companion appeared first on Geek.com.
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Next year Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will boast even more thrills. In 2018 the self-described "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" will introduce Steel Vengeance, a "hyper-hybrid" high-octane attraction. Combining a steel running track on a wooden structure, the new ride will provide a smooth ride that simultaneously ...
Marvel had a big weekend with The Defenders making everyone’s Netflix binges a little more exciting. Now that that’s done, they’re moving right on to the next thing. Even though it might be a while before […] The post Get a Look at The Gifted, The Punisher and More from the Marvel Universe appeared first on Geek.com.
This past weekend was the third annual Flame Con, an LGBT focused comics and pop culture convention in Brooklyn, NY. The con is run by Geeks OUT, a national LGBT geek organization. The […] The post Flame Con Year Three: Cosplay, Creators, Comics appeared first on Geek.com.
When I woke up this morning, not only did I learn that pre-orders for the SNES Classic Edition had gone up but that they were already sold out. Disappointing, but not surprising. But to […] The post Retro SNES Classic Edition Trailer Plays With Super Power appeared first on Geek.com.
Two big questions for Stanford this college football season were answered not long after coach David Shaw arrived Down Under.
San Jose and Real Salt Lake stand at the cusp of making the playoff field in the MLS Western Conference heading into their match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) The carnival finally hit town Tuesday, with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. putting on a bit of a fashion show before promising to knock each other out in their highly anticipated boxing match.
NEW YORK (AP) Still hoping to rejoin the New York Mets this season, captain David Wright has started a rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie.