Daniel Radcliffe explains why he isn’t on social media

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Daniel Radcliffe thinks he’d get into “fights with random people” online if he had social media accounts.

The 31-year-old actor doesn’t have an official Twitter account, and has said that if he did, people would constantly be reading stories in the news about how he got into a war of words with someone on the platform.

When asked why he isn’t on social media, he said: “I would love to say there’s some sort of intellectual, well throughout reason for this. Because I considered getting a Twitter and I 100 percent know that if I did, you all would be waking up to stories like ‘Dan Radcliffe gets into fight with random person on Twitter’.”

Daniel also admitted he doesn’t like the idea of social media because he knows it would negatively impact his mental health in the long run.

He added during an appearance

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Google is allowing employees back on campus for outdoor-only meetings because remote isn’t always enough

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  • Google is holding face-to-face gatherings outdoors on lawns and other parts of its campuses as it gets ready to welcome staff back to offices next year, a spokesperson told CNBC.  
  • The news followed Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai’s September announcement that the company was making changes to its physical spaces to enable a hybrid model of work.
  • “We firmly believe that in-person, being together, having that sense of community, is super important for whenever you have to solve hard problems, you have to create something new,” said Pichai during an interview for Time 100. 
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Google is testing socially distanced outdoor meetings on company campuses, preparing to get employees back to offices next year.

The socially-distanced meetings, called “onsite off-site”, are held on lawns and other parts of the tech giant campuses where COVID-19 restrictions

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GM and Nikola’s split isn’t the disaster it appears to be

  • GM and Nikola announced a new deal this week, with GM no longer taking an equity stake and the collaboration to build an all-electric pickup truck dropped.
  • GM will now supply Nikola with fuel-cell technology to power semi-trucks.
  • The original partnership hit the rocks when Nikola founder Trevor Milton stepped aside amid fraud claims.
  • Nikola has rocketed to an elevated stock-market valuation after a June IPO, but it’s now fallen back to Earth.
  • The new GM-Nikola deal actually looks good for both companies, although it lacks the ambition and sweep of the earlier arrangement.
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When General Motors and Nikola announced this week that they had scaled back a flashy strategic partnership they announced in September, it became hard not to see the resulting agreement as the deal they should have struck in the first place.

The original deal had GM taking a $2

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Social media’s problem isn’t bias, it’s advertising. And that we can fix.

Remember when we all thought the internet would miraculously make the world better? That was then, and now we know the truth: bad people still do bad things. They just do it on the internet.

The ad-driven dynamic of commercial social media makes it profitable to drive outrage. Thoughtful and fact-based dialog is the first casualty.

Furthermore, automation has made it profitable to give each user a view of the world that maximizes involvement, without any sense of proportion or reality. The baseless Q fantasies are a case in point.

The Q delusions exploit defects in human information processing. At a more general level, our social media giants exploit the same defects to sell ads, without giving us the social contact we crave, especially in a pandemic.

Underneath the neighborly and family content are social network algorithms designed to drive users to more extreme content. Facebook in particular has repeatedly

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The Raspberry Pi 400 isn’t the only keyboard computer with a Raspberry Pi inside

An open source development kit that houses a Raspberry Pi CM3+ Lite inside a keyboard chassis, pretty much like the Raspberry Pi 400, is available for pre-order.

Named the DevTerm, the upcoming device is a more complete all-in-one PC than the Raspberry Pi 400, as it ships with an integrated display and several other accessories.

Developed by Minnesota-based Clockwork Tech LLC, the DIY-friendly DevTerm is built around a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+, and in addition to the gamepad-equipped keyboard also includes a 6.8-inch IPS screen, a thermal printer, and a battery holder.

image of the DevTerm

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Modular and open

Clockwork is known for its GameShell handheld retro gaming console. 

Like the GameShell, the DevTerm runs Linux atop a smart hardware design that’s modular, and open source. As its name suggests, the DevTerm is designed for doing development, though it does include a retro-style gamepad built into the 67-key keyboard,

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Ethical AI isn’t the same as trustworthy AI, and that matters

Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are facing increased scrutiny due to their aptitude for amplifying both good and bad decisions. More specifically, for their propensity to expose and heighten existing societal biases and inequalities. It is only right, then, that discussions of ethics are taking center stage as AI adoption increases.

In lockstep with ethics comes the topic of trust. Ethics are the guiding rules for the decisions we make and actions we take. These rules of conduct reflect our core beliefs about what is right and fair. Trust, on the other hand, reflects our belief that another person — or company — is reliable, has integrity and will behave in the manner we expect. Ethics and trust are discrete, but often mutually reinforcing, concepts.

So is an ethical AI solution inherently trustworthy?

Context as a trust determinant

Certainly, unethical systems create mistrust. It does not follow, however, that an ethical

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Feedback Isn’t Just A Gift-It’s An Investment

It’s often said that feedback is a gift. But the truth is—feedback is an investment.

A colleague and I recently received feedback from a client about a session we had facilitated that did not meet their expectations. The client reported that participants were not adequately engaged by the content and that we didn’t leave enough room for discussion. They even complained about our choice of closing music. (I guess not everyone appreciates Kelly Clarkson.)  The feedback was thoughtfully delivered, but it still hit hard. I took a few deep breaths, thanked the client and discussed how to improve the next session. My colleague and I incorporated the feedback into our next workshop plan, and they loved it. Their critical feedback was key to our success. 

If someone cares enough about you to give you feedback, it is a sign that they care about the relationship. Our client

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Why does computer think the printer is offline when it isn’t?

Q: My wife’s HP laptop (purchased in 2013, running Windows 8.1) is having difficulty printing to our HP OfficeJet 4655 over Wi-Fi. She gets a “printer is offline” message (even though it isn’t), and nothing can clear it short of deleting the printer and reinstalling it. This clears it every time, but she doesn’t have the patience to do this every time to print a document. The problem recurs every time she restarts her computer. Our network router is a Netgear N600. Other communications through this router (such as internet) work fine. This problem used to occur only occasionally, but now it’s constant.

The printer and router are in the same room as my HP laptop (purchased in 2019, Windows 10). My computer has never had this problem. Her computer is in the kitchen, through a couple of walls.

How can I troubleshoot this and determine why her computer thinks

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Amazon says Northern Ireland isn’t part of UK, then apologizes

  • Amazon apologized on Saturday after its social media support team insisted that Northern Ireland wasn’t part of the UK.
  • It followed a complaint made by a customer living in Northern Ireland who said he couldn’t watch live rugby on Amazon Prime.
  • Amazon’s official support Twitter account responded that he couldn’t watch because “Rugby Autumn Nations Cup coverage is exclusively available to Prime members based in the UK.” 
  • Hours later, the Amazon Help account tweeted: “We apologise for the error in our colleague’s response.”
  • The mistake caught the attention of comedians, journalists, and others across Ireland, the UK, and the US. One asked if Amazon could give Scotland independence from the UK.
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Amazon apologized Saturday after its official support Twitter account repeatedly insisted, incorrectly, that Northern Ireland wasn’t part of the UK.

The tech giant’s apology came four hours after a customer, who recently

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Michigan election software isn’t good enough at detecting human error, expert says

Michigan’s election software systems should be better at catching human error, experts say after at least two cases of flawed early results reporting on Election Day.

Some Republican leaders point to the errors among several reasons they believe the 2020 election results lack integrity. Meanwhile, state officials assure the public there is nothing to worry about.

These mistakes were exceptions, the result of user error and fail-safes are in place that would have caught the inaccuracies before they were certified anyway, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office said.

“The erroneous reporting of unofficial results from Antrim county was a result of accidental error on the part of the Antrim County clerk,” Benson’s office said. “The equipment and software did not malfunction and all ballots were properly tabulated. However, the clerk accidentally did not update the software used to collect voting machine data and report unofficial results.”

Iowa University Professor

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