Pratchett was diagnosed with a particularly nasty variant of Alzheimer's disease, posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), in 2007. In his latter years, he fought for the legalization of assisted suicide (though he didn't like that phrase). In an opinion piece for The Guardian, Pratchett argued that he wanted to die at a time of his choosing, "before the disease takes me over." In 2011, Pratchett presented a one-off documentary called Choosing to Die. In a statement published on Paul Kidby's site announcing the author's death, he died as a result of "succumbing to the final stages of the disease." … [Read more...] about Sir Terry Pratchett finally meets the
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Marie Rosecrans: Sure. As you know, because you work with Salesforce, you know that Salesforce is oftentimes known for its work with the enterprise companies with Fortune 500. But in fact, we've been working with small businesses since Marc Benioff and Parker Harris started Salesforce 21 years ago, just a few blocks away from here on Coit Tower Hill. We've been offering solutions to help small businesses grow and thrive with tools and the resources that they need since that time. We're committed to doing so because small businesses, at the end of the day, they're fueling the economy. There's 125 million of them in the world. There's a lot of market opportunity. … [Read more...] about Salesforce SMB exec Marie Rosecrans shares insights on meeting the unique needs of small business
Sieberg asked about Hollywood, which prompted Gasparav to launch into a rumination about how "it can't be evil," meaning, machines, because "humans still have the monopoly for evil." LeCun observed that people are stuck in scenarios from "Terminator" that he dismissed as unreal. "Ex Machina," he said, is "a beautiful movie, but they get absolutely everything wrong!" Among the things the movie flubs is "this myth of one single genius who will invent AI -- it's just not going to happen that way." … [Read more...] about Artificial general intelligence is a Rorschach Test: Perhaps we need orangutans?
This sounds bland when you spell it out like that, but some of the best television shows in recent memory have deployed this basic concept to an extent. Watchmen gave viewers multiple perspectives of the same events in consecutive episodes; Better Call Saul is entirely about the mechanics of how one bad guy lawyer grew into his sleeze. Homecoming is not of the same caliber, but this show knows the story it's telling and commits to exploring it from new angles. S2 has a confined plot and commits to revealing it stylishly, succinctly (with this and I Am Not Okay With This, half-hour drama remains my favorite bingeable format), and with new likable characters. (In addition to Jackie and Audrey, Geist himself makes an appearance, played by Chris Cooper of "rage-y neighbor in American Beauty" fame.) This season ain't cracking TV's Mount Rushmore or Alan Sepinwall's Top 20 of 2020, but it's thoroughly enjoyable (think more Stranger … [Read more...] about S2: The most fun you’ll have with an evil company this spring
Your app does not need to be packaged to use Project Reunion functionality. ... If you have your own installer, we'll have instructions to carry the Project Reunion components with your app and how to install them using some common installers. ... Some parts of Project Reunion work better if your app is a UWP app, or Desktop Bridge, or has identity. … [Read more...] about Project Reunion: Microsoft’s unified app strategy is still missing one piece