Google Maps adds feature to help prevent taxi kidnapping | TechRadar
Google Maps can now warn you if the taxi you're taking goes off course, giving you an alert if the car strays more than 500m off the intended route.No, nobody's going to kidnap a taxi. It's just TR not checking it's headlines for ambiguity.
Of course, there could well be a valid reason why your driver has taken a detour (they might know about a temporary road closure, for example, or simply think they know better than Google), but the alerts could help keep you safe when you're traveling in an unfamiliar part of town by letting you know if something's amiss.
#technology #Google #Maps
https://www.debugpoint.com/2019/10/ubuntu-20-04-lts-focal-fossa/ #gnu #linux
New gene editing tool could fix most harmful DNA mutations | The Guardian
Scientists have raised fresh hopes for treating people with genetic disorders by inventing a powerful new molecular tool that, in principle, can correct the vast majority of mutations that cause human genetic diseases.https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/21/new-gene-editing-tool-could-fix-most-harmful-dna-mutations
The procedure, named “prime editing”, can mend about 89% of the 75,000 or so harmful mutations known to mangle the human genome and lead to conditions such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anaemia, and a nerve-destroying illness called Tay-Sachs disease.
The landmark work opens the door to a new era of genome editing, but scientists caution that more research is needed before it can be safely used in humans. Beyond proving its safety, another major hurdle is how to deliver the molecular machinery to cells that need it in sufficient amounts to treat a disorder.
But there are ethical problems
#science #medicine #health #genetics #GeneEditing #CRISPR
#RecklessPolitics #Netanyahu #Israel #Gantz #Rivlin
OK. I officially claim gross ignorance of politics in Israel. I did not realize that they had both a prime minister and a president. I never hear about Rivlin in the news. It's always Netanyahu this and Netanyahu that.
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Also/bonus: Said ‘morality’ mob wants to burn FSF, not help FSF. Concern trolls.
I wrestled to keep hold of the book I was reading for a full minute when it dawned on me that what grabbed it was not... alive.
I didn't so much surrender the novel as lose control of my hands to shock.
"Ahhh," the spirit sighed breathlessly, uncurling my dog-ears, "I'll treasure it, thank you."
"That's not yours!"
"It is now. Besides, you can get more. I'm stuck here."
"You died HERE? Doing WHAT?"
"Doing what I love; reading."
#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Paranormal
Pete Hoekstra: ‘Het ophalen van Syriëgangers is de enige realistische optie’ - NRC
Het aanbod staat: de Verenigde Staten zijn nog steeds bereid om te helpen bij het repatriëren van Nederlandse Syriëgangers. Het kabinet hoeft alleen maar te knipogen, zegt Pete Hoekstra, de Amerikaanse ambassadeur in Nederland. „Wij geloven dat deze individuen het minst gevaarlijk zijn als ze terug zijn in hun eigen land”, zegt hij in zijn Haagse residentie.
UK Man Invents Aluminum-Air Battery In His Garage | CleanTechnica
Imagine, if you will, a lightweight, inexpensive power source with 9 times the energy density of a lithium-ion battery. Got your mind wrapped around that concept? Now imagine that power source uses recycled aluminum, one of the most abundant metals on Earth, and an electrolyte so nontoxic you can drink it.#technology #science #power #BatteryPower #ecology #EV #ElectricVehicles #science
Streetwise: Capturing iconic moments of daily life | BBC News
Street photography is a genre that relies on chance encounters in public places.#photography #StreetPhotography #Magnum #Streetwise
For more than sixty years photographers at the world famous agency Magnum Photos have excelled in this genre, capturing iconic moments of daily life. Often candid or quirky, poignant or humorous, their images provide a compelling view of street life throughout the world.
A new collection of this work, Magnum Streetwise, brings together over 300 photographs drawn from an extensive archive by the curator Stephen McLaren.
NETT, dass die HUNDES--re-G I E R --ung so viel für die WEB-Sicherheit der BUERGER tut.....
....oder auch nicht?!!!! "Rootkitonline.de, Die öffentliche, öffentlich finanzierte BUERGER-PC-RETTUNG-vom-ROOT-Kit.-Spezial-I T -sicherheits-SEITE ist nun für BUERGER & ihre ROOTKIT.PROBLEME gesperrt...
EBENSO weigert sich KASPERSKY TOTAL SECURITYX , diese ROOTKITS zu entfernen..
DUMMDREISTERWEISE , ---ja, wie ungeschickt/politideotisch ist das denn?!, findet Kaspersky duese Rootkits noch, entfernt siewe aber aus GRUENDEN politischer VIORGABEN nicht mehr!!!
G E L D vom BUERGER nimmt mann noch, aber dem BUERGER gegen staatliche CYBERKRIMINALIT,AET, d a verbleiobt, fair?????bleibt 2019 !!!!!!!!
WWWIDERLICHES DRECCCKSPACCCK!!! WIR BUERGER & BUERGERRECHTLER & I T :_WEB-BLOGGER sind nun aus praktischen & ethischen GRUENDEN zu VOLKSAUFKLAERUNG (!!!!!!) und, wo ginge, ZERSTÖRUNG solcher maladen, maroden, BUERVERARSCHENDEN PSEUDO:SECURIRY_FIRMEN FAIRPFLICHTET!!!
TOT der FIRMA KASPERSKY!!!!! ICH WILL DIESE DRECKSFIRMA VERRECKEN SEHEN !!!! ICH WILL DIE RESTE AUFKAUFEN; FÜR !== RUBEL!!!!
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Welcome to the TUESDAY #CheckIn for October 22
And Tuesday swoops in. Looks to be another beautiful Fall day in Missouri, which pleases me.
For today, I wonder, what are your 3 most used apps or websites? In no particular order, for me it would be Microsoft To Do, Telegram, and Edge browser. I have to stay organized with To Do, my wife and I communicate mostly via Telegram when apart, and my browser of choice is Microsoft's Edge browser on both mobile and desktop (I use their new Chromium based one on desktop).
What is #CheckIn?
It’s a longstanding daily tradition started by Lawrence (LD) Williams on g+. Peeps throughout the world check in to mingle. It’s been likened to what folks do around a water cooler, on a front porch or at a cafe-bar, but online. If pressed for time just wave (like) as you run/fly/swim by. You’ll always be seen and appreciated.
When consumer G+'s sun set, the original checkin (hosted by LD) seamlessly reappeared at MeWe. Pluspora’s checkin also began not long after. #CheckIn is a convenient neighbourhood place where regulars and visitors alike know they can go to chat with familiar friends or with friends they haven’t met yet, as the sun travels through all time zones.
Pluspora CheckIn was initially set up by Su Ann Lim with LD Williams’s help. Starting August 2019, Pluspora #CheckIn is now hosted by a round robin team:
- @Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) (Germany, GMT+2)
- @Cass M (Canada, GMT-6)
- @Nathan Weaver (USA, GMT-5)
- @Su Ann Lim (Canada, GMT-7)
To continue to get notifications regardless of rotation, please follow all the current team members.
If by any chance you do not see the day’s #CheckIn post in your notifications/stream, just search #CheckIn. It is a daily forum. There is a new post every day.
Heartfelt thanks to Dave Sutton for creating the 3D Pluspora Checkin GIF, and for the use of it. ❤️