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Quora. Solvay conference 1927 - Business Insider. Paul Ehrenfest/WikipediaNiels Bohr and Albert Einstein on December 11, 1925. "Einstein, stop telling God what to do," physicist Niels Bohr once told Albert Einstein, who in a room full of the world's most notable scientific minds argued "God does not play dice. " In 1927, Einstein and Bohr were two of the 29 scientists (more than half of whom were or would later become Nobel Prize recipients) in attendance at the Fifth Solvay Institut International de Physique in Brussels to discuss the foundations of the newly formed quantum theory.

During the conference, Einstein led a series of thought experiments in which he tried to prove that the "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (and hence quantum mechanics itself) was just plain wrong," according to Jonathan Dowling, codirector of the Horace Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics. Bohr's counterattack involved using Einstein's own theory of relativity against him — and it reportedly won the argument. Here's the full group of brilliant minds: The Browser - Peter Hessler: American Hero In China. Recommended on 22nd April 2015 For Americans, Peter Hessler of the New Yorker is “the most influential popular writer on China in decades”.

In China he is “a full-blown celebrity, eclipsing any other foreign writer on China”. His readers admire his non-judgemental approach: He writes about ordinary people and small-town life, skirting larger and more divisive political issues. “Hessler’s portraits help explain a rising China, through gentle and often optimistic stories” (3,890 words) Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West by Peter Hessler, Harper Perennial, 354 pp., $14.99 (paper)Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China by Peter Hessler, HarperCollins Publishers, 491 pp., $26.95River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler, Harper Perennial, 402 pp., $15.99 (paper) One night in September, three hundred people crowded into the basement auditorium of an office tower in Beijing to hear a discussion between two of China’s most popular writers.

We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership. It’s official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership. Sure, we pay for their vehicles. But we don’t own them. Not according to their corporate lawyers, anyway. In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world's largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.” It’s John Deere’s tractor, folks. Several manufacturers recently submitted similar comments to the Copyright Office under an inquiry into the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

About Kyle Wiens is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, an online repair community and parts retailer internationally renowned for their open source repair manuals and product teardowns. What does any of that have to do with copyright? John Deere may be out of touch, but it's not alone. Uk.businessinsider. How to Combine Multiple Internet Connections Into One Super Fast Pipe. Startups Anonymous: What Selling Drugs Taught Me About Business -- Part II. [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously.

You can share your own story here.] So it was late, I had just smoked a joint and for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to tell the world about my adventures in life and business. I felt the need for a "Part 2" because I really did not discuss in detail what selling drugs taught me about business. At age 18, I had an idea. I had a friend, let’s call him Steve, that had been around since I was 15. When meeting Steve’s employer, I explained my plan and he informed me that what I wanted to do was flip property. I was 21. I will leave you with this: God is amazing.

White House and Department of Homeland Security Want a Way Around Encryption. The White House and U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials support arguments by the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence leaders that encryption technology should be restricted or modified to make it easier for the government to access private data. Speaking at the world’s largest computer security event, the RSA conference, Jeh Johnson—the U.S. secretary for Homeland Security—said that strong encryption was hampering law enforcement and that workarounds were needed. At the same event, President Obama’s cybersecurity coӧrdinator said that the White House was looking into what methods could be required in encryption technology to give law enforcement and other agencies a way in.

The remarks come after FBI director James Comey called last year for unlocking mechanisms for systems like those that automatically encrypt data on Apple smartphones. In a keynote speech at the RSA conference, Johnson cautioned the computer industry against widening the use of strong encryption. pNgfy5x. Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos. Dr. Yorgos Nikas/SPL Human embryos are at the centre of a debate over the ethics of gene editing. In a world first, Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos.

The results are published1 in the online journal Protein & Cell and confirm widespread rumours that such experiments had been conducted — rumours that sparked a high-profile debate last month2, 3 about the ethical implications of such work. In the paper, researchers led by Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, tried to head off such concerns by using 'non-viable' embryos, which cannot result in a live birth, that were obtained from local fertility clinics. The team attempted to modify the gene responsible for β-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder, using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9. The researchers say that their results reveal serious obstacles to using the method in medical applications. Problematic gene Serious obstacles. How to Impress an Interviewer. There was a story floating around the grapevine a few years back that Google, with their Lvl. 99 data prowess, once used those skills on their interview and performance review process to try and answer the question: what traits seen in an interview best predict future success at the company?

For early career PMs, the answer turned out to be likability. (Googlers, if this is inaccurate or if there’s more color to add to this story, please feel free to jump in.)I don’t know whether Google looked at other interview roles in this exercise, but having hired and worked with many early-career people over the years, I know what my answer is. It’s also quite simple. Are you self-aware, and are you proactive? Oh, sure, a strong body of work sings. Some of the best designers I work with today weren’t the most skilled when they interviewed.

Self-awareness and proactivity are two sides of the same coin. How do you become more self-aware and proactive? Open up a new composition window. How An Accountant Took On Halliburton. This story was co-produced with Marketplace. The email that ruined Tony Menendez’s life arrived on a warm and sunny February afternoon in 2006. Menendez is, by nature, precise and logical, but his first instinct was somewhat irrational. He got up to close the door to his office, as if that might somehow keep the message from speeding across cyberspace. Then he sat down at his desk to puzzle out what had just happened. The email was sent by Mark McCollum, Halliburton’s chief accounting officer, and a top-ranking executive at Halliburton, where Menendez worked. It was addressed to much of the accounting department. Panic gripped Menendez. Ten minutes passed, maybe fifteen. Menendez drove around for hours. “Ondy,” he cried out to her, frantic.

As shocked as Menendez was, his wife had seen something like this coming. “Is anyone following you?” Menendez looked around, seeing only a blur of cars pass at the beginnings of evening rush hour. “Ok. “How quickly can you come in to see me?” This black artist dressed up like her white ancestors to prove a point. Stacey Tyrell, a Canadian artist whose parents are from the West Indian island of Nevis, knows that when most people look at her they see a black woman. "Backra Bluid" artist Stacey Tyrell. ( But Tyrell has a background that's invisible to many observers.

She explained in an interview with the Huffington Post that some of her ancestors were enslaved African people who were forced to work on plantations and often coerced into sexual relationships. The result: she, like many other people in the Caribbean and in the United States, has Europeans in her family tree, too. Still, because of what she calls "a dualism that is inherent in Euro-centric constructs of 'Whiteness' and 'Blackness' in western societies" — the idea that most people are one race or the other, not both — she often gets uncomfortable looks when she openly claims her English, Scottish, and Irish ancestors, she wrote on her website.

An image from "Backra Bluid. " (h/t Huffington Post) Further reading: Shares, euro sag after euro zone PMIs disappoint. Uk.businessinsider. Russell Crowe says friendship with Tom Cruise led him to look into Scientology | Film. Russell Crowe has said his friendship with Tom Cruise led him to look into Scientology. The actor spoke about his curiosity about the religion in an interview with People magazine, which published excerpts on its website. “From a young kid, I was quite interested in religion,” said Crowe, who met Cruise through his friendship with the Australian actor Nicole Kidman, when Kidman and Cruise were married.

“We were spending a bit of time together so I thought I’d find out a little bit about what he was into.” “I found a video in the video store about Scientology and I watched it,” Crowe told the magazine. “It wasn’t that informative. “But I brought it up with Tom and I thought he was really cool. “I never ended up putting my two cents down on anybody’s table,” Crowe said. It is not the first time Crowe has discussed his passing interest in Scientology. An explosive 2011 story in the New Yorker investigated the close ties between Hollywood and Scientology. Wi-Fi hack creates 'no iOS zone' that cripples iPhones and iPads | Technology. A newly revealed bug in iOS lets attackers force iPhones and iPads into restart loops, repeatedly crashing and rebooting, using nothing but aWi-Fi network. Once the user has entered what its discoverer, security researchers Skycure, dubs the “no iOS Zone”, there’s no way to fix their phone other than escaping the range of the malicious network; every time it reboots, it crashes almost immediately.

The basis of the attack uses a “specially crafted SSL certificate”, typically used to ensure a secure connection, to trigger a bug in the operating system that crashes out any app using SSL. “With our finding, we rushed to create a script that exploits the bug over a network interface,” the researchers wrote. “As SSL is a security best practice and is utilized in almost all apps in the Apple app store, the attack surface is very wide. We knew that any delay in patching the vulnerability could lead to a serious business impact: an organized denial of service (DoS) attack can lead to big losses.” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Dispatches from Iceland: Hofn to Reykjavik: Let’s Take the Bus, Part Three—The Mariner.

[Read Part One and Part Two.] “Welcome gentlemen. Welcome to my bus,” the driver said to Scott and me as we boarded in Hofn. “Do you know where you are going? And do you know from where you have come? These are philosophical questions, of course. Clear skies on that brilliant morning in Hofn, that small town on the eastern shore of Iceland, famous for its lobster. On our walk to the bus stop, I identified two birds I had been seeing for some days. “In Reykjavik, the people are crying,” our driver said as we sat down. Our driver was an average-sized fellow, with full, dark hair, and a kind face in which he stored his penetrating blue eyes, not penetrating because they are blue, but rather for the way he fixed you in his gaze, a clear-eyed gaze, a wondering gaze, alive. He had lived most of his life in Hofn, he told us, and when he was a young, he went to work as a fisherman.

Scott and I blinked in wonderment. “So the Iceland house is built very strong too, to stand such winds. Quora. Quora. Obesity owes more to bad diet than lack of exercise, say doctors | Society. Being dangerously overweight is all down to bad diet rather than a lack of exercise, according to a trio of doctors who have reopened the debate about whether food, sedentary lifestyles or both are responsible for the obesity epidemic. In an article for a leading health journal the authors – who include British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, an outspoken critic of the food industry – accuse food and drink firms such as Coca-Cola of having wrongly emphasised how physical activity and sport can help prevent people becoming very overweight. The truth, they say, is that while physical activity is useful in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, dementia and other conditions, it “does not promote weight loss”.

“In the past 30 years, as obesity has rocketed, there has been little change in physical activity levels in the western population. This places the blame for our expanding waistlines directly on the type and amount of calories consumed.” ELI5: What are sister cities? Do they actually have any relationship benefits or is it just a gimmick? : explainlikeimfive.

Big Insurance Companies Are Warning The U.S. To Prepare For Climate Change. A coalition of big insurance companies, consumer groups, and environmental advocates are urging the United States to overhaul its disaster policies in the face of increasingly extreme weather due to human-caused climate change. According to a report released Tuesday by the SmarterSafer coalition, the U.S. needs to increase how much it spends on pre-disaster mitigation efforts and infrastructure protection. That way, it asserts, the U.S. can stop wasting so much money on cleaning up after a disaster happens. “Our current natural disaster policy framework focuses heavily on responding to disasters, rather than putting protective measures in place to reduce our vulnerability and limit a disaster’s impact,” the report reads. “This needlessly exposes Americans to greater risks to life and property and results in much higher costs to the federal government.”

Making sure the government is prepared is important for private insurers too. CREDIT: To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices : NPR Ed. How many different flavors of jam do you need to be happy? In 2000, a famous experiment showed that when people were presented with a supermarket sampler of 24 exotic fruit flavors, they were more attracted to the display. But, when the sample included only six flavors, they were 10 times more likely to actually buy.

This experiment contributed to the literature of what's known as "the paradox of choice. " Too many choices can lead to feelings of frustration, dissatisfaction and paralysis, which is especially bad in cases where not making a choice is the worst one of all. College is no different from jam, according to a surprising new book, Redesigning America's Community Colleges. To many, that may sound counterintuitive. This is what Davis Jenkins, one of the book's authors, calls the "cafeteria model.

" At the same time, supports like counseling, advising and the like, Jenkins says, are, quite literally, handled in a separate building. Get rid of remedial courses. 'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. This Infographic Teaches You How to Grow Dozens of Vegetables. 2R4RUD5. Invisible Atheists: The Spread of Disbelief in the Arab World. Apple security comes under scrutiny at RSA Conference. Australian taxpayers funding climate contrarian's methods with $4m Bjørn Lomborg centre | Graham Readfearn | Environment. China Has Reason to Be Worried About North Korea’s Nukes | TIME. Wormhole Entanglement and the Firewall Paradox. Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other. The Red Flags You Should Look Out for During Your Job Search.

Uk.businessinsider. Quora. Empathic rats spring each other from jail - Not Exactly Rocket Science. The Apologiator: President Obama takes responsibility, again. And again. And again... Google Maps hides an image of the Android robot pissing on Apple | Technology. You have $8 billion. You want to do as much good as possible. What do you do? Quora. Significant increase in major depression reported during recent recession. Gone Girl: An Interview With An American In ISIS. The Not-So Refreshing Truth About Your Water. Migrant boat crisis: the story of the Greek hero on the beach. 150424141753. Robert Reich: How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers’ Lives Hell. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides, study finds | Environment.

Mindfulness and antidepressants offer 'similar level of protection' against depression. Butchery is in the blood even of the meat-free – Amanda Giracca. Top 10 Mistakes We Make When Grocery Shopping (And How to Fix Them) How Photography Was Optimized for White Skin Color. Is It Sexist To Say That Women Are Superior To Men? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. Works. The four reasons relationships fail—and how to avoid them. Artem Boytsov's answer to How exactly does a computer program work? - Quora. 0EfJ2Qz.jpg (JPEG Image, 1920 × 1080 pixels) - Scaled (53%) iV3x60u. Quora. ZP7nfDm.gif (GIF Image, 1386 × 886 pixels) - Scaled (73%) Five Best Everyday Carry Knives.

Businessinsider. Colonialism, Not Reform: New Orleans Schools Since Katrina • An Interview with Karran Harper Royal. Clown Genius. Quora. Clinton Defies the Law and Common Sense. A Simple Fix for Drunken Driving. Uk.businessinsider. Larry Page says he wants his fortune to go to Elon Musk. Alphabet is the next best thing. Businessinsider. China's Great Green Wall Helps Pull CO2 Out of Atmosphere. Surprise Construction. When the Computer Takes Over for the Teacher. Earth - Apes reveal secrets to good sleep. Quora. On ‘Daredevil’ and the greatest fight scene in TV history.

The joke was that Obama wasn’t joking. Don’t rush to Nepal to help. Read this first | Claire Bennett. Nest CEO Tony Fadell on the Future of the Internet. The War Nerd: Bentleys for Houthis! The Real World: Enemy of the State Edition. Obama's 'anger translator' let the White House Correspondents' Dinner know how he really feels. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Baltimore rioting kicked off with rumors of "purge" Depression Can Physically Alter Your DNA.

Elon Musk has triggered a contagious new battery zeitgeist in Silicon Valley. My friend Beauty almost turned her life around. Now she's lost to Rikers | Society. Who Will Care for America's Seniors? Quora. Uk.businessinsider. Encrypting Your Laptop Like You Mean It. The Next Step In Saving The Planet. Uk.businessinsider. Quora. Bill Gates 15 predictions in 1999. Without Tesla's batteries, the power grid could fail. Oil hits 2015 highs after first U.S. hub stock draw in five months. 'Dragon Ball' fans are getting first new TV anime series in nearly 20 years.