Where are all the leaders? openDemocracy. On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination.
Deep learning neural network used to detect earthquakes TechXplore (David L)
New Cold War
So remember how we were just discussing how absolutely certain the UK government is that the Skripals were attacked by Russia? And how that certainty was the basis for the worldwide expulsion of Russian diplomats, a major cold war escalation? About that…https://t.co/fTcnFMfe4O
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) April 3, 2018
From Politico’s daily Europe e-mail:
SALISBURY LATEST: The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will gather today in The Hague for an extraordinary meeting called by Russia over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
Of A Type Developed By Liars Craig Murray (Chuck L)
Are you pro-Putin? Do you hold secret meetings?’ – NY watchdog asks Russian pancake chain Defend Democracy (furzy)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Maybe it is time to #DeleteWhatsApp Vivek Wadhwa (David L)
Public Hearing on IoT Risks Bruce Schneier
US suspects cellphone spying devices in DC Associated Press. This is news? After we eavesdropped on Angela Merkel’s cell phone?
Your own devices will give the next Cambridge Analytica far more power to influence your vote MIT Technology Review (David L)
Trump administration targets $50 billion in Chinese electronics, aerospace and machinery goods with tariffs Washington Post (Kevin W). Note that polls show public disapproval of the tariffs.
Trump and His Tariffs Counterpunch
Trump Wants Military to Secure Border with Mexico Military.com
Trump infrastructure policy adviser to leave White House The Hill (allan)
Court Gives Florida 1 Month to Revamp System for Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights Governing (UserFriendly)
Crypto Exchanges Charge Millions to List Tokens, Report Says Bloomberg. David F proposes a new “mais bien sûr” category….
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Only Black People Prosecuted Under Mississippi Gang Law Since 2010 Jackson Free Press
>Disgruntled video-maker who expressed anger at YouTube policies ID’d as shooter SF Gate. Wonder if she depended on her YouTube videos for income.
Trump Wants to Promote Sinclair? Let Him. Politico (UserFriendly)
Facebook blames bug for saving users’ deleted videos TechCrunch (EM)
From Dana D: “Jack Ganssle is a programmer who likes to point out bone-headed programming mistakes. From http://www.ganssle.com/tem/tem346.html:
…spent a night in a “Hub by Premier Inn” hotel in London. The room, though small, was very high-tech, and sort of felt like being in a spaceship. The hotel has a very innovative design and cleverly uses limited space. All room functions are controlled by a bedstead switch panel. The next morning, as is my wont, I got up early. The panel had crashed. I couldn’t turn any lights on. Reception had to reboot the room.
And a picture from his flight back:
Tesla’s Model 3 Is Now America’s Best-Selling Electric Car Bloomberg (Kevin W)
John McAfee charges $105,000 per tweet to promote your ICO MarketWatch (EM)
Mobile home loan delinquencies are a warning sign for the economy Business Insider (Dr. Kevin)
Bond Market Has A $745 Billion Bet Against the Dollar Bloomberg (furzy)
A note on personal income and spending Angry Bear
Why is the media—including the liberal media—supporting these teachers’ strikes? Cory Robin (Randy K)
— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) April 3, 2018
Les Leopold Talks to Staten Island United About Starting a New Movement Runaway Inequality. UserFriendly: “Long video but good intro for newbies. Pins a lot of it on stock buybacks.”
Brahmin Left vs Merchant Right: Rising Inequality and the Changing Structure of Political Conflict (Evidence from France, Britain and the US, 1948-2017 Thomas Piketty (Brad DeLong via flora) and Thomas Piketty says Bernie Sanders’ electoral strategy is the way to beat back the right Salon (UserFriendly)
The Job Guarantee: Design, Jobs, and Implementation Levy Economics Institute (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (Tracie H):
Late to post this bonus antidote from AFXH:
Incredible. From the Kruger National Park page:
“We were following a lioness carrying her cub for around 2kms when we could see she was getting really tired. Suddenly, an elephant showed up and looked as if it was wanting to help the tired lioness!“ pic.twitter.com/a2ambIZlym
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 1, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.