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SparkToro/Followerwonk Twitter Analysis: 19.42% of Active Accounts Are Fake/Spam

SparkToro/Followerwonk Twitter Analysis: 19.42% of Active Accounts Are Fake/Spam

TL;DR – From May 13-15, 2022, SparkToro and Followerwonk conducted a rigorous, joint analysis of 44,058 public Twitter accounts active in the last 90 days. These accounts were randomly selected, by machine, from a set of 130+ million public, active profiles. Our analysis found that 19.42%, nearly four times Twitter’s Q4 2021 estimate, fit a... Read more

Congress urged to ease immigration for foreign science talent

Congress urged to ease immigration for foreign science talent

More than four dozen former national security leaders are calling on Congress to exempt international advanced technical degree holders from green card caps in a bid to maintain U.S. science and tech leadership, especially over China, according to a copy of a letter viewed by Axios. Why it matters: The breadth of signatories suggests widespread... Read more

Not loosing fat is not related with ingested calories amount

Not loosing fat is not related with ingested calories amount

There are great tales in the medical literature if you look for them.  In the 1930’s – the early days of metabolic research – a sort of North-South challenge presented itself.  An SEC-Big 10 challenge of metabolic rates (For those who are not American college football fans, the SEC is a Southern Conference and the... Read more

Commento++ is a free, open-source, fast and lightweight comments box

Commento++ is a free, open-source, fast and lightweight comments box

💬 Try it out and deploy your own LIVE DEMO ❓ About Commento++ is a free, open source, fast & lightweight comments box that you can embed in your static website instead of Disqus. ⚡ Features Markdown support Import from Disqus Voting Automated spam detection (Askimet integration) Moderation tools Sticky comments Thread locking OAuth login... Read more

India just banned all wheat exports with immediate effect

India just banned all wheat exports with immediate effect

India, the world's second-biggest wheat producer, has blocked all exports of the grain with immediate effect. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images India banned wheat exports with immediate effect on Saturday, just days after saying it was targeting record shipments this year, as a scorching heatwave curtailed output and local prices hit an all-time high... Read more

Why do those with higher IQs live longer? A new study points to answers

Why do those with higher IQs live longer? A new study points to answers

Being smarter as a child means you are more likely to live longer than people of lower intelligence, according to the most comprehensive study yet to look at the connection between IQ and longevity and that analyzed a sweeping range of causes of death, from injuries to dementia to heart disease. Among the thousands of... Read more

Do browser extensions keep anyone away from fake news sites? Maybe a tiny bit

Do browser extensions keep anyone away from fake news sites? Maybe a tiny bit

May 11, 2022, 12:49 p.m. A new study finds that NewsGuard’s credibility ratings for news sites helped steer the most frequent consumers of misinformation towards more reliable outlets. As more companies and platforms adopt ways to figure out whether fact-checking, flagging questionable content, or some other form of alert works best to dissuade people from... Read more

Employers’ Use of AI Tools Can Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act

Employers’ Use of AI Tools Can Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today each released a technical assistance document about disability discrimination when employers use artificial intelligence (AI) and other software tools to make employment decisions. Employers increasingly use AI and other software tools to help them select new employees, monitor performance, and determine pay or... Read more

The VMotion Process Under the Hood

The VMotion Process Under the Hood

The VMware vSphere vMotion feature is one of the most important capabilities in today’s virtual infrastructures. Since its inception in 2002 and the release in 2003, it allows us to migrate the active state of virtual machines from one physical ESXi host to another. Today, the ability to seamlessly migrate virtual machines is an integral part... Read more

Appeals Court Revives Texas Law Targeting Social Media Companies

Appeals Court Revives Texas Law Targeting Social Media Companies

Technology|Appeals Court Revives Texas Law Targeting Social Media Companies https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/technology/texas-social-media-law-political-speech.html The law, prompted by complaints from conservatives, allows people to sue large online platforms that remove posts expressing a particular viewpoint. The law makes it possible for users or the state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, to sue online platforms that remove posts because they express... Read more

Supermassive black hole at centre of Milky Way seen for first time

Supermassive black hole at centre of Milky Way seen for first time

An image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way has been captured, giving the first direct glimpse of the turbulent heart of our galaxy. The black hole itself, known as Sagittarius A*, cannot be seen because no light or matter can escape its gravitational grip. But its shadow is traced... Read more

Language processing programs assign many kinds of information to a single word

Language processing programs assign many kinds of information to a single word

Word vectors in the category "animals" (blue circles) are orthogonally projected (light-blue lines) onto the feature subspace for "size" (red line), defined as the vector difference between large and small (red circles). The three dimensions in this figure are arbitrary and were chosen via principal component analysis to enhance visualization; the original GloVe word embedding... Read more

KFX for Fuzzy Snapshots of Firefox IPC (2021)

KFX for Fuzzy Snapshots of Firefox IPC (2021)

In January Mozilla published a post on their Attack & Defense blog about Effectively Fuzzing the IPC Layer in Firefox. In this post the authors pointed out that testing individual components of complex systems (such as a web browser) in isolation should be extended by full-system testing, for which snapshot fuzzing seems like a promising tool.... Read more

BERTopic: The Future of Topic Modeling

BERTopic: The Future of Topic Modeling

90% of the world’s data is unstructured. It is built by humans, for humans. That’s great for human consumption, but it is very hard to organize when we begin dealing with the massive amounts of data abundant in today’s information age. Organization is complicated because unstructured text data is not intended to be understood by... Read more

A multi-parameter persistence framework for mathematical morphology

A multi-parameter persistence framework for mathematical morphology

AbstractThe field of mathematical morphology offers well-studied techniques for image processing and is applicable for studies ranging from materials science to ecological pattern formation. In this work, we view morphological operations through the lens of persistent homology, a tool at the heart of the field of topological data analysis. We demonstrate that morphological operations naturally... Read more

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