Author: sultan492

Covid-19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’

Two weeks ago, the Department of Health and Human Services stripped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of control of national data on Covid-19 infections in hospitalized patients. Instead of sending the data to the CDC’s public National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the department ordered hospitals to send it to a new data system, […]

This Week’s Cartoons: ASMR, Sloths, and Twitter Mistakes

Friday, May 8, 2020. By Jon Adams, with cartooncollections.com. Twitter is not well suited for complex discussions or nuanced analyses. So let’s bring back blogs. Thursday, May 7, 2020. By Teresa Burns Parkhurst, with cartooncollections.com. Can a wearable detect Covid-19 before symptoms appear? Stanford researchers hope to find the answer. Wednesday, May 6, 2020. By […]

The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

Cybersecurity researchers named the worm WannaCry, after the .wncry extension it added to file names after encrypting them. As it paralyzed machines and demanded its bitcoin ransom, WannaCry was jumping from one machine to the next using a powerful piece of code called EternalBlue, which had been stolen from the National Security Agency by a […]

The Best Outdoor Furniture and Gear to Camp Out in Your Backyard

The yearly beach vacation? Canceled. That backpacking trip with high school friends? Scrapped. Nevertheless, you must make the most of what you have. A socially distanced summer doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your own private outdoor space to make the most of the warmer months. Over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to turn […]

The Eerily Dark Willis Tower Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Spring, if you’ve been quarantined inside and haven’t noticed, has sprung. The sun is out, the weather is warming up, and Michigan has lost two dams, flooding large areas of the state even as President Trump made vague threats about withholding funding to the state because of how it’s offering absentee ballots. OK, that last […]

Trump’s Fight With Twitter Finally Grew Teeth. Now What?

LG: Gilad, thanks for breaking that down for us. We’re going to take another quick break and when we come back, it’s time for recommendations. All right, Gilad since you’re our guest, you should go first. What’s your recommendation this week? GE: My recommendation is putting a little bit of mayonnaise on your egg and […]

Protesting Tips: What to Bring, How to Act, How to Stay Safe

The United States has a long, ugly history of police brutality, specifically and overwhelmingly targeted toward black people. In the wake of last week’s killing by Minneapolis police officers of the unarmed black man George Floyd, and in response to the recent killings by police of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky and Tony McDade in Florida, […]

To Adapt to Tech, We’re Heading Into the Shadows

This setup allows for all kinds of “gray area” adaptation too. People might think you’re a bit odd or irritating, but you can practice your knots on a subway pole, eat your lunch while practicing dissection in the cadaver lab, and pester your attending surgeon during a procedure to let you do more. Your community […]