Posts Tagged ‘quote’

Walking in Memphis – Wikipedia

January 20, 2020

“Walking in Memphis” is a song composed and originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, for whom it remains his signature song

Opinion | How to Track President Trump – The New York Times

January 16, 2020 QT:{{”
“With no training and far more limited technical tools than those of a state intelligence service, we were able to use the location data — date, time and length of stay — to make basic inferences. By determining whether two people were in the same place at the same time, it was easy to zero in on spouses, co-workers or friends. Cataloguing their movements revealed even more associations, creating the map of a robust social network that would be nearly impossible to determine through traditional surveillance. In cases where it was difficult to identify an individual, associations offered more clues about workplaces and interests.”

Third party right to be forgotten

January 14, 2020


Does a company have to forward a right to be forgotten request to a third party with whom it has shared personal information?

In California the CCPA requires that (in certain situations) a business “delete the consumer’s personal information from its records and direct any service providers to delete the consumer’s personal information from their records.”1 In situations in which a business has shared a consumer’s personal information with another business or a third party, the CCPA does not require business A to inform business B that a deletion request has been received. That said, an amendment to the CCPA deferred the full impact of the Act upon employee data until January 1, 2021.2

In comparison, under the European GDPR when a controller receives a right to be forgotten request, and determines that it is required to delete information about an individual, the controller must “take reasonable steps” to “inform [other] controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.”3 It is unclear based upon the text of the GDPR whether this requirement requires controller A to notify controller B that the data subject has requested controller A to erase data, or whether the requirement requires controller A to notify controller B that a data subject has requested erasure by both controller A and B.


The Day the Dinosaurs Died

January 5, 2020

“When I left Hell Creek, DePalma pressed me on the need for secrecy: I was to tell no one, not even close friends, about what he’d found. The history of paleontology is full of tales of bribery, backstabbing, and double-­dealing. In the nineteenth century, ­Othniel C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, the nation’s two leading paleontologists, engaged in a bitter competition to collect dinosaur fossils in the American West. They raided each other’s quarries, bribed each other’s crews, and vilified each other in print and at scientific meetings. In 1890, the New York Herald began a series of sensational articles about the controversy with the headline “Scientists Wage Bitter Warfare.” The rivalry has since become known as the Bone Wars. The days of skulduggery in paleontology have not passed; DePalma was deeply concerned that the site would be expropriated by a major museum.” “}}

discusses :

A seismically induced onshore surge deposit at the KPg boundary, North Dakota

Robert A. DePalma, Jan Smit, David A. Burnham, Klaudia Kuiper, Phillip L. Manning, Anton Oleinik, Peter Larson, Florentin J. Maurrasse, View ORCID ProfileJohan Vellekoop, Mark A. Richards, Loren Gurche, and Walter Alvarez
PNAS April 23, 2019 116 (17) 8190-8199; first published April 1, 2019 HEXBUG nano V2 Glow in the Dark Single Pack: Toys & Games

December 24, 2019


The motor inside the HexBug Nano rotates a counterweight that causes forces up and down. The down force causes the legs to bend and the HexBug Nano moves forward. The up force causes the creature to hop lifting the front legs off the ground and allowing the legs to unbend. “}}

Pi Day: History of Pi | Exploratorium

December 21, 2019

The first calculation of π was done by Archimedes of Syracuse (287–212 BC), one of the greatest mathematicians of the ancient world. Archimedes approximated the area of a circle by using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the areas of two regular polygons: the polygon inscribed within the circle and the polygon within which the circle was circumscribed. Since the actual area of the circle lies between the areas of the inscribed and circumscribed polygons, the areas of the polygons gave upper and lower bounds for the area of the circle. “}}

NYTimes: Does Who You Are at 7 Determine Who You Are at 63?

December 20, 2019

“To spend time with a child is to dwell under the terms of an uneasy truce between the possibility of the present and the inevitability of the future. Our deepest hope for the children we love is that they will enjoy the liberties of an open-ended destiny, that their desires will be given the free play they deserve, that the circumstances of their birth and upbringing will be felt as opportunities rather than encumbrances; our greatest fear is that they will feel thwarted by forces beyond their control. At the same time, we can’t help poring over their faces and gestures for any signals of eventuality — the trace hints and betrayals of what will emerge in time as their character, their plot, their fate. And what we project forward for the children in our midst can rarely be disentangled from what we project backward for ourselves.”

Microwave Oven Diagnostics with Indian Snack Food | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

December 14, 2019
As an area of the cracker cooks, it bubbles up in just a few seconds, leaving clear marks as to where there is microwave power and where there isn’t. For this particular microwave, Saturn-shaped objects will cook evenly.

Obviously what is happening is that there are two hotspots in this microwave: one in the center, and one offset from center which traces out a circle thanks to the rotating plate in the bottom.

We have access to four other microwave ovens. Are they all this bad?For each microwave, we spread out four appalams on a plate and cooked them for 30 seconds.

can also observe w/ melted cheese

Microwave Ovens

December 14, 2019

The microwave oven uses a magnetron to generate microwave energy. The microwave energy travels through a waveguide and is distributed into a metal cavity where the food is cooked. The waves are absorbed by the food and excite water molecules in the food. This heat then transfers throughout the food cooking it.

Caltech mathematics professor dies – San Bernardino Sun

December 14, 2019
Fuller came to Caltech as a research fellow in 1952 and stayed on as a professor. His work focused on “writhing numbers,” a way of
mathematically describing supercoiled double-stranded DNA helices. “}}