Yes, There Are Ways To Reduce The Chances Of This Happening Again New York Times asked a group of experts to rate how effective different policies are at preventing gun violence and compared the results to popular opinions. The resulting infographic shows just how many things experts say the government could do to curtail gun violence that more than 50% of the American people also support. For instance, both experts and the majority of Americans are in favor of universal background checks for gun buyers and barring sales to all violent criminals and anyone convicted of stalking. … [Read more...] about America’s Unprecedented Gun Problem, In 5 Images
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It might seem far-fetched, but Iranian attacks on U.S. technology are far from unprecedented. In an alert issued this week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency highlighted a wide range of past Iranian attacks, including denial of service attacks aimed at U.S. banks, unauthorized access to a dam control system in New York state, and data theft at U.S. companies and universities. The agency also pointed to a 2014 attack on the Sands Las Vegas casino company, headed by the pro-Israel and pro-Trump billionaire Sheldon Adelson, in which customer data was stolen and servers wiped. A similar hack in 2012, attributed to Iran, struck tens of thousands of oil giant Saudi Aramco’s computers in 2012, wiping data and displaying the image of a burning American flag. … [Read more...] about ‘We’re always ready’: Would the U.S. win a cyberwar with Iran?
Jeep could pair the 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine in the Wrangler to a 16 kWh battery pack. It will use a 120-volt wall charger to get fully charged in 14 hours. A 240-volt 30A charger will charge the battery fully in approximately two hours. The company has claimed the SUV can go for about 40 km on complete electric power. … [Read more...] about Jeep Wrangler PHEV spotted: India launch soon?
LinkedIn’s New York offices are located on the 22nd to 28th floors of the Empire State Building, with jaw-dropping views of Manhattan’s concrete jungle. When LinkedIn tapped IA Interior Architects to design a 33,005-square-foot expansion of its workspace onto the 28th floor, the professional networking site wanted to draw inspiration from the surrounding city without resorting to cheesy New York cliches (checkered yellow taxi cabs, subway signs). The resulting interiors, unveiled exclusively here, mimic the aesthetic of New York’s old-school social and business clubs, complete with a speakeasy lounge hidden behind a wall of vintage rotary phones, and a wall decorated with ’20s-style bowler hats. … [Read more...] about Inside LinkedIn’s Playful New Digs
Indeed, the kind of sketch shows that reach the audience of web-addled comedy nerds who gravitate toward Ciarelli’s and Evans’s work tend to be fronted by their writer/performer creators (e.g. I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson and Joe Pera Talks to You.) Although the explosion of streaming services over the last few years has provided more venues than ever for niche comedy—allowing shows like Hulu’s gloriously weird and heartfelt Pen15 to flourish—the pipeline to reach them remains as twisty as ever. The odds of a corporation investing heavily in a sketch show from two comedy writers who have yet to break through as performers are the kind you’d be loathe to take in Vegas. … [Read more...] about These two comedians are DESTROYING internet culture—and it’s hilarious