Month: October 2021

Grand Forks companies receive funding for technology advancement – Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks companies receive funding for technology advancement – Grand Forks Herald

Three Grand Forks-based companies are among the recipients of the most recent round of state funding supporting technology advancement.The North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Innovation Loan Technology Fund, called LIFT, made the announcement in an Oct. 28 release. The LIFT committee awarded $3.8 million to four North Dakota Companies.The LIFT program was authorized by the Legislature in 2019, and $15 million was appropriated for it in 2021. Of that amount, $7.3 million have been awarded to North Dakota companies. The LIFT committee meets monthly to vet applications to the program. Once that has been done those companies are invited to…
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Youth empowerment and equitable design in Clarkston – SaportaReport

Youth empowerment and equitable design in Clarkston – SaportaReport

By Guest Columnist HUDSON McGAUGHEY, undergraduate engineering student at Georgia Tech On a blistering July day this summer, I strolled down the side of the road in Clarkston with three high school students, chatting and taking pictures. To others, we probably looked like another group of teenage boys, maybe looking for a place to cool off, and taking photos for Instagram. However, these pictures weren’t for social media. They were for research.Hudson McGaugheyEyeing every apartment complex, shop, restaurant and church, we were studying the town’s supply of bike racks. Though one might not guess it, the four of us were…
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Power surge-zapped server bringing system upgrade for South Jacksonville police – Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Power surge-zapped server bringing system upgrade for South Jacksonville police – Jacksonville Journal-Courier

South Jacksonville Village Hall.After a power surge destroyed a computer housing a key program to accessing body and dashboard camera footage, the South Jacksonville Police Department is upgrading its systems to a server that will provide more protection from future problems. Police Chief Eric Hansell said a power surge while a power company was working lines several weeks ago fried a computer that housed the program that accessed the footage for the department, though the data was housed elsewhere and not deleted. “We our upgrading our internal systems to help prevent future problems, increase access and safety,” Hansell said. The department has purchased…
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The best pie server – WFLA

The best pie server – WFLA

WFLA by: Lottie Winsor, BestReviews Staff The first pie was made by the Egyptians and can be dated back to the early 2000s BC. The pie was honey-filled and had a crust made from oats, wheat, rye or barley.There is a pie for every season, and you should have a serving tool that will handle any crust, filling or consistency. A pie server is a piece of kitchen equipment specifically designed to cut, remove and transport perfect pie slices. Unlike a cake server, it has a signature dip where the handle and blade meet, making it easier to maneuver your…
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'Squid Game' Is, Unfortunately, the Perfect Show for Our Current Dystopia – Vanity Fair

'Squid Game' Is, Unfortunately, the Perfect Show for Our Current Dystopia – Vanity Fair

To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories.To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories.By Delia CaiTo revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories.To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories.There are, of course, subtler visual metaphors to be made about capitalism than to suspend a shining, golden ball of cash above a crowd of game participants, casting every face aglow as each considers whether they’re willing to watch their competitors get gunned down in order to win. But this is the scene, arriving a few minutes into…
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Squid Game cryptocurrency rockets in first few days of trading – BBC News

Squid Game cryptocurrency rockets in first few days of trading – BBC News

By Katie SilverBusiness reporterIf you're a fan wanting to express your devotion to the hit Korean Netflix show Squid Game - well, there's a cryptocurrency for that.Gamers have created an online version of the programme, for which you need the Squid cryptocurrency to play.On Tuesday, it was worth a modest 1 cent, but by Friday it had exploded in value, reaching $4.39 (£3.18).But Squid has been criticised for not allowing investors to resell their tokens.The dystopian series - which tells the story of a group of people forced to play deadly children's games for money - has become a viral…
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SEC Chair Gensler’s War On Crypto Is About His Resume – Forbes

SEC Chair Gensler’s War On Crypto Is About His Resume – Forbes

Securities and Exchange Commission, Chairman Gary Gensler arrives for a Senate Banking, Housing, and ... [+] Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission" on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler’s crusade against cryptocurrencies has surprised many. His three-year stint as a senior advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative before leading the SEC suggested that he would bring an enlightened approach to crypto. No such luck.Gensler’s foray into cryptocurrencies appears to be more a professional resume builder…
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Star Trek Proves Its Most Important Technology Isn't Starships – Screen Rant

Star Trek Proves Its Most Important Technology Isn't Starships – Screen Rant

Star Trek: Prodigy reaffirmed the universal translator's importance and offered a valuable lesson in why communication is the key to working together.Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Prodigy Episodes 1 & 2 - "Lost & Found, Part 1 & 2."The series premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy proved that Star Trek's most important technology isn't starships like the USS Protostar. Star Trek's first animated series aimed at younger viewers is set on a bleak mining colony in the Delta Quadrant. When six teenage aliens — Dal (Brett Gray), Gwyn (Ella Purnell), Rok-Tahk (Rylee Alazraqui), Zero (Angus Imrie), Jankom Pog (Jason Mantzoukas), and Murf (Dee…
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