Intel Will Release New CPUs
“These changes will begin with our next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (code-named Cascade Lake) as well as 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors expected to ship in the second half of 2018.”
“First, we have now released microcode updates for 100 percent of Intel products launched in the past five years that require protection against the side-channel method vulnerabilities discovered by Google.”
Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places
“At CuriosityStream, we will always be grateful that Professor Hawking passionately shared his enthusiasm for the wonders of the Universe with his fellow humans. In tribute, please enjoy the complete series of Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places through Friday, March 23rd.”
“Researchers tested 250 bottles of water in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand and the United States.
Plastic was identified in 93 percent of the samples, which included major name brands such as Aqua, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, Nestle Pure Life and San Pellegrino.”
The Retail Big Brother
“Major retailers, including Best Buy, JCPenny, Victoria’s Secret and a variety of others, have been tracking the return habits of shoppers and secretly punishing those who are suspected it be abusing return policies.”
Chinese Social Credit System
I saw this article: China will ban people with poor ‘social credit’ from planes and trains
Huh. WTF is “social credit?”
Read the link to this article: Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens
Coming to a college campus near you.
UVA Basketball Makes History
Virginia Ends Historic Season by Suffering Biggest Upset in College Basketball History
“This was a sports version of David and Goliath in a true sense. Virginia entered the game as 20.5-point favorites and would lose by 20. David felled Goliath with a rock to the forehead, but he also cut off the giant’s head.”
My bracket is a disaster and I don’t care. I love that UVA got taken down. Way to go UMBC!