It comes as no surprise to anyone that Facebook is capable of recognizing their users. People know that facial recognition has taken place already. However, what Facebook users might not realize is that they are easily recognized even if their back is turned to the camera. That is right, Facebook knows their users so well, they don’t even have to see their face to recognize them.
Certain mannerisms as well as how a person is dressed are easily identifiable. The favoring of certain hairstyles can tell the back of one person from their friend. A person who slouches will stand out among others. This is all made possible, in part because people are so prone to their habits.
The algorithm is still in the experimental stages, but when tested it was right 83 percent of the time. Even though some users will be unconcerned many more will find this technology controversial. There is likely a reason that people are trying to hide their faces from the cameras in the first place. Not everyone wants to be recognized.
The time to voice any privacy concerns is right now. The Aspire New Brunswick knows that it is the time to let the voices either be heard or else be subjected to the loss of even more privacy.
Some people have a successful personal life but a lousy professional. It is the other way round for other people. There are only a few people in the world who have achieved stellar success in both their personal and professional lives. Jonathan Veitch, the Occidental President, is one of these people. Ever since he has been at the helm of Oxy, the college’s fortunes have changed for the better. Apart from his great leadership skills and supportive family, here are a few other things that Jonathan Veitch believes are important for success:
Be Passionate – Jonathan Veitch loves his job and by following his passion, he has ensured that work doesn’t seem like work anymore. This is why he advises people to always be passionate in whatever they do. Jonathan Veitch says that people should only make a career out of things that they are passionate about because ultimately, it is that passion that makes all the hardships and roadblocks easier to maneuver. This does not mean that jobs and careers would become inherently easy, it is just that things would be a lot smoother.
Spend Time On Hobbies – Every person has a hobby that makes them feel better and at ease with the world. This could be as simple as cooking a lovely meal, spending time with friends, watching a movie with the family or simply catching up on reading. A little time spent pursuing hobbies can lead to long lasting satisfaction, great state of mind, happiness and better concentration. Time should also be allocated to exercise and meditation, if possible.
Find Your Edge – Innovation is the key to finding success in life. There are a lot of painters in the world but not all of them are a Monet or Van Gogh. However, every painter has an edge. Same goes for professional and personal life. Whether it is relationships, a project, meeting or anything else, finding the edge and building up on it is important and this is what Jonathan Veitch attributes his success to.
Organize Yourself – Jonathan Veitch believes that great organizational skills are useful in both personal and professional areas. This skill helps to eliminate clutter and makes the mind clear. Thus, things go according to plan and confidence is developed.
Ultimately, confidence and determination are two ingredients that make the basis of a success story. Without these two elements, Jonathan Veitch believes that people would always fall short of being extraordinary and achieving their life goals.
After one of the largest Federal Data breaches ever reported, the government is believing the issue to have been caused by Chinese hackers. Involving high sensitive information, this breach must be dealt with in the best possible way.
This breach, caused information to be unveiled about millions of U.S. government employees. Highly sensitive information has also been compromised by what is thought to be Chinese hackers. Another database of forms may have also been compromised. These forms are Standard Form 85 and 86. These particular forms require for government employees to fill out information regarding mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, as well any former financial difficulties. The Social Security number is also required on this form.
These particular compromised forms were used to recruit members for espionage of a foreign country. The data breach also includes compromised information for those with United States security clearance. This would help the Chinese with potential spy recruiting. The target of this hack was The Office Of Personal Management. With millions of employees now exposed to foreign governments, who knows what will happen now. The OPM was supposed to keep all data and information secure, however, Cláudio Loureiro Heads says that is obviously not the case and the OPM needs to consider other security options.
This hack was unfortunately the third hack that has happened this year that has exposed millions of people’s information to foreign eyes. It is not currently known what will be done about the Chinese hackers as there is no hard evidence it was them.
According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists have found evidence of climate change back in the Triassic Period. For years, paleontologists have noted that there were no fossils of large herbivorous dinosaurs found in places that had been tropical during the first 30 million years of dinosaur evolution.
Dinosaurs first appeared 230 million years ago during the Triassic period. Among them were large herbivores called sauropods. They were common — and conspicuous by their absence from equatorial regions. Many of the fossils found in such places were those of smaller meat-eaters.
Brad Reifler suggested that according to Randall Irmis from the University of Utah, who was a co-author, the researchers had also found evidence of unpredictable climate extremes. As a result, relatively few plants could grow near the equator, and there certainly weren’t enough to support big herbivores.
The scientists had based their study on rocks and fossils from a site in New Mexico. All of the samples were between 215 and 230 million years old. The researchers found that New Mexico had been tropical and had had atmospheric carbon dioxide levels of 2400 parts per million. That’s six times higher than today’s levels. All of that carbon created a fluctuating climate prone to droughts and heat waves. There had been a lot of volcanic activity during this time, and that had caused the presence of all of those greenhouse gases.
Dinosaurs have been a cause for fascination since the first fossils were found in the 1800s. They stir the imagination of scientists and the general public alike, which explains the massive popularity of movies like “Jurassic Park” and the hype for the upcoming release of “Jurassic World.” In the first movie, dinosaurs were brought back to life thanks to DNA found in dinosaur blood contained in a mosquito.
As far-fetched as this scenario seems, there have been recent discoveries that indicate that some fossils are more than just rock. Dinosaur blood cells have been recently extracted from a fossil dating back 75 million years. There are apparently unusual circumstances in which a fossil is formed that can preserve blood and collagen. Before everyone starts saving up for their tickets to a real life Jurassic Park attraction, it is very unlikely that the cells contain any DNA. Even this much preservation can shed much light on the study of dinosaurs. It has already been determined that these cells possess nuclei and that they are similar to the bird blood of an Emu. There have been a few other times when blood-like cells or collagen have been found in dinosaur fossils that are tens of millions of years old but it is very rare. While it is expected to further our understanding of the giants that once ruled the earth, it is not expected to enable us to bring them back. James Dondero suggests that it may be safer anyway to just let Hollywood do that.
The revenue of many online tech companies is pretty closely tied to how many people access their free online services. Internet advertising has become a very lucrative business, but with still about half the world without the internet, that’s money being lost
Many developing areas of the world such as parts of South America don’t have reliable internet service. There are a number of reasons such as a high cost to develop an infrastructure, or lack of people that would be able to afford the internet. If a large online tech company can find a way to provide internet service to this demographic at a lower than average cost, that’s potentially more users they will gain which means more revenue.
Google’s Loon project is well known by now in the tech community says Brian Torchin in this article.. Google is testing technology where they fly weather balloon-like devices tethered to the ground that can cover a large area with wireless internet. The idea here is that they’re cheaper than radio towers and can be deployed much faster.
Facebook has been working on a $500 million geostationary satellite that could have potentially provided the internet to dozens of countries. The reason? The cost was simply too high. This doesn’t mean they’re out of the game, however. Facebook is working on large drones that could do the same thing at a much lower cost.
Many tech companies are in the race to see who can deliver the internet to developing countries in the cheapest and most efficient manner. The question is, who will be first.