Coldfusion

Bob Saget and open source license compliance

Unique open source licenses provide amusement for developers but they create extra work for legal teams overseeing a company’s IP. Several of my open source friends had the same reaction when they heard of the death of Bob Saget. Sadly, the actor/comedian passed away last week at a relatively young age, and with him went an increment of open source license risk. Wait… what? Yes, it’s true. I was only vaguely aware of Saget when he was at his most famous as the father on the 1980s/90s sitcom Full House. At the time I was too busy with my career and filling my own house to watch a lot of TV. His role in the popular series was rather wholesome and a stark contrast to his fairly raunchy standup act. But the flame of his fame achieved a little extra glow in the open source world in… Source link

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Ongoing dispute over the origins of COVID-19 raises a prickly question: Should consensus play a role in science?

The authority of scientific institutions Scientific expertise is elitist, in the sense that the vast majority of us are not qualified to practice science any more than the vast majority of us are qualified to practice law or medicine or commercial aviation. As a result, most people are barred from active participation in scientific institutions —publishing in scientific journals, presenting at scientific conferences, and teaching university-level science courses. The barriers to entry into science are, and ought to be, high. This is not what makes science unique; it’s what makes it a form of expertise like any other. One of the things that doesmake science unique, however, is the role that consensus plays in establishing these barriers. A scientific consensus helps to define a… Source link

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Wheels are in motion for If Fusion Were That Easy

We’re wisely told to “follow the science” these days, but this notion will take on a whole different meaning in If Fusion Were That Easy, an upcoming point-and-click adventure from Golden Coin Games that will soon be coming to Kickstarter.  Players primarily assume to role of a young physicist name Daniel, who has a penchant for getting himself out of trouble he’s gotten himself into. Cold fusion appears to on the verge of a major breakthrough, and Daniel is working on a just such a reactor when his project begins to “spiral out of control.” Daniel may be the only person who can now avoid disaster, with help from a second playable character named George, but standing in their way is the Clan, a “mysterious association” with other ideas is mind. If the two men are to save the world… Source link

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Is It Time For Big Oil To Split Up?

Last October, a hedge fund disclosed a stake worth $750 million in Shell and urged the supermajor to split its fossil fuel business from its renewable energy business in a move that just a decade ago would have seemed, to put it mildly, eccentric. “Shell has too many competing stakeholders pushing it in too many different directions,” the owner of the hedge fund, billionaire Daniel Loeb, wrote to his clients. While the two companies held preliminary talks on the topic, according to Shell, there has been no news on any splits since last October, perhaps because the owner of Third Point is otherwise occupied with shareholder disgruntlement. Yet earlier this month, a former industry voice lent itself to the split-Big-Oil idea: former BP chief executive and current chairman of… Source link

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Mourning Betty White In A High Tech World

The following is a transcript of my radar from Tuesday’s edition of “Rising” on HillTV. I learned something truly ridiculous about Betty White in one of the many tributes to her that aired last week. White’s first appearance on television was on an experimental broadcast that aired in 1939. She was 17. It was the same year “Gone With The Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz” were released.  “When people started looking at television, I think they were going to have a box in their room, everybody was like, ‘Yeah, it’s another passing fad,’” Frank Scherma of the Television Academy told NBC last week. What makes this fact about White’s life ridiculous is that it puts into perspective the short life of a technology that feels old. Her career spanned… Source link

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🌱 Center Moriches-Eastport Daily: Survived 5 Frigid Days + ‘MLK’

Happy Wednesday, neighbors! Diane Witek here to get this day started off right. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Center Moriches-Eastport today. First, today’s weather: Breezy and not as cold. High: 41, low: 29. Here are the top stories in Center Moriches-Eastport today: Blue Point was hit with six inches of snow and saw overnight temperatures dip into the teens. Alex, a beloved 14-year-old beagle, was missing since slipping through the fence at his home last Wednesday. More than 1,200 Facebook users shared his “Missing Dog” notification. “HE HAS BEEN FOUND! THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT,” Alex’s owner, Ali Gentile, emphatically posted on Facebook. “He was found trapped under a nearby house crawl space. Seems OK, will be bringing to vet.”… Source link

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🌱 Riverhead Daily: “MLK: Through Many Voices” + Drag Racing!

Happy Wednesday, neighbors! Diane Witek here with everything you need to know to get this day started. Here’s everything you need to know today in Riverhead. First, today’s weather: Not as cold. High: 41, low: 27. Here are the top stories in Riverhead today: Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting the “MLK: Through Many Voices,” event on Saturday at 10 a.m. The program will feature speeches and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “brought to life” by local men inspired to follow in his footsteps, the ABTF said. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event in Riverhead can be in person or online through Zoom. The event is free to the public and will be held at the Riverhead Library. Pre-registration is required for either. Register to attend in person here or by calling 631-727-3228. Source link

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These Are Val Kilmer’s Best Movies

Highly-renowned actor Val Kilmer is a talented performer with an extensive and diverse resume. Since his film debut in the 1984 comedy Top Secret!, the Hollywood heavyweight has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed and box office hits. His role as Lieutenant Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the quintessential ‘80s flick Top Gun truly shot Kilmer to prominence and would lead to starring roles in hits like The Doors, Tombstone and Heat, among countless others. Kilmer will even reprise the role in the much-anticipated and overdue sequel Top Gun: Maverick. Arguably the actor’s greatest asset is his gift of being a chameleon on the silver screen; he’s not afraid to jump from genre to genre, regardless of how big or small the role is. He is able to captivate audiences with his… Source link

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Drag Racing Could Be Revving Up For A Return To Riverhead

RIVERHEAD, NY — After being met with widespread support last season by many, drag racing could be back this year at Enterprise Park at Calverton. Acccording to Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, two separate proposals are before the town board and will be discussed at public hearings on February 8; those public hearings will remain open for written comments for 10 days, after which the board will vote. Peter Scalzo, who presented his “Race Track, Not Street,” series last year, is back this year for a proposal for a Spring Classic on April 2,3,9, 10 and 16. If there is a rain-out during that series, guests can redeem their ticket for any event later in the series, Scalzo said. The reason no rain date for the Spring Classic is proposed is due to the bird nesting season, which begins… Source link

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ESG Focus: EU Taxonomy To Accept Uranium, Gas

FNArena’s dedicated ESG Focus news section zooms in on matters Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) that are increasingly guiding investors preferences and decisions globally. For more news updates, past and future: https://www.fnarena.com/index.php/financial-news/daily-financial-news/category/esg-focus/ EU Leaks Taxonomy Criteria For Uranium And Gas The European Commission is set to include nuclear energy and gas energy in its taxonomy but only under strict conditions – a move that could attract a capital influx to help the industry to adapt to new standards -ESG investor attitudes to nuclear energy-France, China and India see strong nuclear future-Thorium in the game By Sarah Mills The European Commission… Source link

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