'... [there are] questions...including how Google would collect and store data from the devices, how it would ensure that it did not unintentionally collect private data, how Google would protect the privacy of people not using Glass when they are with people using it and whether the device would have facial recognition technology...'
An infusion of Sandy-related dollars from Congress will help the National Weather Service upgrade two supercomputers that are used in virtually all U.S. weather predictions. That, in turn, could close…an embarrassing gap between the primary U.S. and European computer models. The European model has…been more adept at forecasting the…intensities of major storms, and that pattern held last October when the European model projected the lethal westward turn by Sandy even as the early U.S. model showed it drifting to the east harmlessly, toward open ocean.
art: photo by Chien-Chi Chang. New York City, 1998
…deals with the collision of modernity and traditionalism, through an updated, magical realist take on the first and much loved Tshivenda novel of the same name, written by TN Maumela.
Set amidst the Nigerian crime scene in Woolwich (S.E. London) during the early noughties—the young Wale (who recently arrived in the UK from Lagos) is enticed into a life of ’419’ crime…Wale teams up with an old friend…and his ‘colleagues,’ and the fraudulent crew set about…a mission to achieve…wealth, gain notoriety and enjoy women…however they soon…realise some harsh truths about each another.
art: by HUSH. Japan.
Every spring, hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at a shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during an annual pilgrimage…
art: photo by A.C. Gomes & Son. late 19th century.
[look of the day]
art: photo, ‘Harlem,’ by Saul Leiter. 1960.
For a so-called fifty-fifty state, you’d think Democrats would have more luck running for statewide office in Ohio…State Democrats’ electoral troubles are truly biblical…many are called but few chosen…Cleveland State Senator Nina Turner represents one of the Democrats’ best shots at reversing this tradition of futility, as she weighs a presumed run for Secretary of State. She’s already beat the odds once.