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Study: brain surgeons and rocket scientists dumb as the rest of us

After completing an intelligence test devised by Imperial College London and the BBC, 329 aerospace engineers and 72 neurosurgeons did not distinguish themselves from results previously gathered from more than 18,000 public respondents. Neurosurgeons had “quicker problem-solving speed but slower memory recall compared with the general population” in what The Guardian characterizes as the only “significant difference,” but a look at the paper (published online in the British Medical Journal) shows that the engineers are at least better at mental manipulation of data. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/12/14/study-brain-surgeons-and-rocket-scientists-dumb-as-the-rest-of-us.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=study-brain-surgeons-and-rocket-scientists-dumb-as-the-rest-of-us
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Dogecoin Surges 18% After Elon Musk Says the Crypto Will Be Accepted at Tesla

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Tesla will soon accept dogecoin as payment for merchandise, according to a tweet from Elon Musk early Tuesday. The announcement caused dogecoin’s price to surge over 18% at a time when most cryptocurrencies have been plunging.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/dogecoin-surges-18-after-elon-musk-says-the-crypto-wil-1848211210
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Matt Novak

Elon Musk warns Starship engines could bankrupt SpaceX

SpaceX faces a “genuine risk of bankruptcy” if Starship can’t fly once every two weeks in 2022, Elon Musk has warned employees, blaming rocket engine production challenges and management crisis for the surprise ultimatum. Starship is set not only to take NASA’s Artemis mission to the Moon later this decade and, beyond that, missions to Mars, in addition to being … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/elon-musk-warns-starship-engines-could-bankrupt-spacex-30700809/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Davies

Jack Dorsey Reportedly Stepping Down as Twitter CEO

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In a surprise announcement, CNBC reports that Jack Dorsey is expected to exit his role as Twitter CEO. No additional information. You’ve got to hand it to the man. Whatever goes on at Twitter, Jack’s kept his plans tight.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/jack-dorsey-reportedly-stepping-down-as-twitter-ceo-1848130618
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Whitney Kimball

The 200 Worst Passwords of 2021 Are Here and Oh My God

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After a year filled with massive hacks and lord-knows how many exploits, you’d think we would all learn to be a bit—just a bit!—more cyber-savvy as 2021 comes to a close. But if this year’s list of the 200 most popular passwords is any indication, we’re just as dumb as we’ve ever been. Perhaps even dumber.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/the-200-worst-passwords-of-2021-are-here-and-oh-my-god-1848073946
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12 of the Best People Finder and Phone Number Lookup Websites

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Whether your goal is to reconnect with an old high school friend or look up a potential job candidate, online people searches have a variety of uses. Finding someone’s phone number, home or email address, arrest records, and family members are all something you can do via a people finder website. With a narrow focus on information about people, these sites stray from the likes of Google and Bing, which can yield more general results.

1. Peek You

Best People Finder Websites Peekyou

While most people finder websites focus on your name, location, age, etc., Peek You also includes the option to search by social media username. For example, search for “mustlovedogs1” on the site, and the results identify people who currently use or… Read more14810061.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14810061/people-finder-phone-number-lookup
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‘The Buck Stops With Mark’: Facebook Whistleblower Says Zuckerberg Responsible for System Harming Kids

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen stepped out of the shadows Sunday after months of working secretly with lawyers, journalists and lawmakers to build a case against the company she’d once thought to change from within—but now views as fundamentally threatening to the whole of humanity. Haugen was once against…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/the-buck-stops-with-mark-facebook-whistleblower-says-z-1847797678
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6 Totally Reasonable Phobias Sparked by Technology

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For all of the cat videos and spicy GIF’s tech actors have brought into the world, there’s no denying that being very online hasn’t been the best thing for anyone’s mental health. We’re anxious and angry from our time spent on social platforms, we’re overwhelmed by our email inboxes, and the depressingly common…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/6-totally-reasonable-phobias-sparked-by-technology-1847671607
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Shoshana Wodinsky

YouTube bans Senator Rand Paul for a week after he posts that cloth masks “don’t work”

Republican Senator Rand Paul’s YouTube account flatlined last night, and this morning it emerged he’d been handed a weeklong ban after posting Covid misinformation there: a claim that cloth masks are ineffective at preventing transmission of the virus.

A spokesman for YouTube told the Times that the video violated company policy on Covid-19 misinformation, which includes “claims that wearing a mask is dangerous or causes negative physical health effects” or that masks don’t play a role in preventing the contraction or transmission of COVID-19.

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Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/08/11/youtube-bans-senator-rand-paul-for-a-week-after-he-posts-that-cloth-masks-dont-work.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=youtube-bans-senator-rand-paul-for-a-week-after-he-posts-that-cloth-masks-dont-work
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

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