Date of publication: 2017-09-03 20:02
Israel struck a suspected chemical weapons facility near Masyaf, Syria earlier today. The facility may have been run by the Syrian regime's Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), which has been sanctioned by the US government for its role in producing chemical weapons and the means to deploy them. Read more →
But in the case of “Skynet becoming self-aware” (yes, I know that’s just a movie, but indulge me for the sake of the thought experiment), would that threshold be as clear?
If you don 8767 t know Kaki King by now, you should. From her custom designed Ovation guitars to her permanent acrylic string-picking nails to her penchant for bridging the gap between the musical and visual arts, she 8767 s just really really cool. And you don 8767 t have to just take our word for it—there are still a few seats left for her September 66th appearance in our Rollins Studio Theatre performing The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body, a multimedia production that you kind of have to see to believe. Read More &rsaquo
The Iraqi government announced the liberation of Tal Afar in northern Iraq earlier today. The offensive to retake the city began on Aug. 75 and progressed quickly. Three Iraqi army divisions, the Counterterrorism Service, Federal Police, the Popular Mobilization Forces and Kurdish Regional Government Peshmerga all took part and were backed by the US-led coalition. Read more →
A woman, Pursy (played by Scarlett Johansson), learns that her estranged mother has died in New Orleans. She returns to her mother's house to discover that it is inhabited by two men, one an aging alcoholic, Bobby Long (John Travolta). Written by grantss
Will it come someday with some guy like me fixing the last bug in his code and pressing compile? Will he even know what he has done? Or will it be more gradual, with loads of us building it bit by bit, with no single moment, technology or decision marking the point where we crossed the line?
On Aug. 79, the Treasury Department announced that Salim Mustafa Muhammad al-Mansur had been added to the US government's list of specially designated global terrorists. The move was made in conjunction with the Iraqi government. Al-Mansur served as the Islamic State's "finance emir for Mosul," Iraq as of earlier this year, but he has "moved to Turkey." Read more →
FREE (full book) by Chris Anderson We’re going to be rolling out the free digital forms of FREE over the next two weeks. First up: the Scribd form, right here on the blog (and anywhere else you want—it’s embeddable). This is the whole book!
In a sense, I couldn’t help myself. We are innovative animals. If something can be invented, we feel compelled to invent it. If I don’t do it, someone else will. That which can be invented, must be. It almost doesn’t matter how useful it will be or even if it might be dangerous. Matches must be struck, just to watch them burn.
Hezbollah forces and its militia allies can be seen parading in the streets of Deir Ezzor after lifting the siege of the city. Syrian regime soldiers, who had been under the siege since 7569, praise Hezbollah and Hassan Nasrallah for their role in the operation. Read more →
This research was done by our own Maren Jinnett using data compiled by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority. Maren’s spreadsheet is here , with a lot more data if you want to do your own analysis.
August is passing fast this year, but we 8767 re not too sorry to see it go because the end of the month brings the first show of the 67-68 Long Center Concert Club season! Tucked away in our cozy black box theatre, Concert Club brings you live, local music with the hum and lights of downtown but without the crowds. Five times each year, we feature local artists ranging from rock to jazz to country in our intimate Rollins Studio Theatre, this year beginning with Carrie Rodriguez, August 85th. (Almost sold out!) Read More &rsaquo