GeekSpeak for 2016-07-13

To The Moon, Pokemon!!!

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Apollo source code on GitHub, Facebook to handle graphic vids with nuance, faster SD cards, owning your finger prints, Pokemon Go, and more news of the week.

Post show Miles and Lyle talk black lives matter vs blue, gun control, GMOs, and on and on.

The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule

s enormous and successful as Burkey’s project has been, however, the code itself remained somewhat obscure to many of today’s software developers. That was until last Thursday (July 7), when former NASA intern Chris Garry uploaded the software in its entirety to GitHub , the code-sharing site where millions of programmers hang out these days.

Facebook vows to only delete graphic live video used to mock victims

Facebook has been forced to restate its live video rules after footage of a black man being shot and killed by police officers during a routine traffic stop in the US was viewed by millions—before being removed and returned under mysterious circumstances.
The company insists it will only remove a video of someone’s death if it has been “used to mock the victim or celebrate the shooting.”

Samsung's blazing-fast UFS storage could replace micro-SD cards one day

The UFS card, based on the Universal Flash Storage 1.0 Card Extension standard, will come in capacities from 32GB to 256GB. The storage media could be used in cameras, drones, robots, virtual reality headsets and ultimately, even mobile devices.

There is a need for faster and high-capacity removable storage in electronics, and UFS media fits that requirement. UFS cards can blow away micro-SD media in performance by moving data in and out of the card much faster.

Pokemon Go Leads to Reckless Driving, Injuries, and A Corpse

Since its release Wednesday night, Pokemon Go has already gone on to become the top-grossing game in the three countries where it’s available, and Forbes contributor Tero Kuittinen calls it “the first example of an AR product becoming a national obsession.”

Putin Is Literally Breaking The Internet

Earlier today, President Putin ordered the Federal Security Service to produce “encryption keys” capable of decrypting all data on the internet. No one is really sure what this means exactly, but the FSB has two weeks to make them, Meduza reports. That’s just one part of the Russian government’s silly and insanely expensive new plan for internet surveillance, signed into law under the “anti-terrorist” bill today and going into effect on July 20th.

Do You Own Your Own Fingerprints?

A series of plaintiffs are suing tech giants, including Facebook and Google, under a little-used Illinois law. The Biometric Information Privacy Act, passed in 2008, is one of the only statutes in the U.S. that sets limits on the ways companies can handle data such as fingerprints, voiceprints, and retinal scans. At least four of the suits filed under BIPA are moving forward. “These cases are important to scope out the existing law, perhaps point out places where the law could be improved, and set principles that other states might follow,” says Jeffrey Neuburger, a partner at law firm Proskauer Rose.

The Washington Post is compiling a database of every fatal shooting in the United States by a police officer in the line of duty in 2015 and 2016.

The Washington Post is compiling a database of every fatal shooting in the United States by a police officer in the line of duty in 2015 and 2016.

Washington Post also made a graphic of the data they have gathered.

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds - CNN.com

For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too.

ACLU Apps to Record Police Conduct | American Civil Liberties Union

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bq. Mobile Justice CA is an easy way to record and report interactions with law enforcement. All footage and reports submitted through this app will be sent immediately to your local ACLU affiliate.


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