|TITLE:||Allison Sheridan - Host, Nosillacast|
Psychology professor and podcaster
Len Peralta - artist
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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday Feb 16th, 2018. From DTNS HQ in LA I'm Tom Merritt|
|From my Cleveland art cave I'm Len Peralta|
|And I'm Allison Sheridan from Southbay Podfeet Productions|
|Introduce Dave Brodbeck|
|Producer Roger Chang|
|:31||TM||Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|tm||Sources tell CNBC that Uber is considering selling its Southeast Asian ride-hailing business to Grab in a deal that would leave Uber with a stake in Grab. No deal has yet been reached.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-southeast-asia-grab/uber-plans-to-sell-southeast-asia-business-to-grab-cnbc-idUSKCN1G021D?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|as||Intel told shareholders Friday that it faces 32 class action lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. 30 of the suits claim customers were harmed by Intel's "actions and/or omissions." The other two accuse Intel of making misleading statements in violation of securities laws.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-intel-lawsuit/intel-hit-with-32-lawsuits-over-security-flaws-idUSKCN1G01KX?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|tm||QuTech and Intel have teamed up on an experimental two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip. Usually, quantum computers require superconductive material and near perfect zero temperatures to operate. The new chip uses quantum-dot-based spin qubits and can be made with existing manufacturing infrastructure.||https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/02/16/intel-just-put-a-quantum-computer-on-a-silicon-chip/|
|Let's talk a little more about...|
|:33||as||Google has removed the "view image" button from its image search as part of an agreement with Getty Images. The button previously opened the image on its own in the browser. Now users only get a "visit" button which shows the image in context on the page its from, where users will then need to right click and open the image in a new tab to view it separately. Google announced a licensing agreement with Getty Images last week and this change was one of that agreements provisions.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/15/17017864/google-removes-view-image-button-from-search-results|
|:36||tm||Friday US special counsel Robert Mueller indicted Russia's Internet Research Agency and charged 13 Russians with “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” Particularly the organization impersonated US citizens and used botnets to attempt to influence the US presidential election. It used a VPN to operate social media accounts that appeared to come from the US. The defendants are also accused of using fake bank accounts and false ID documents. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there was no allegation that the operation altered the outcome of the election.||https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/02/special-counsel-indicts-13-people-russian-troll-farm-on-conspiracy-charges/|
|:39||as||The Wall Street Journal reports Google tested a new emergency cell phone calling system in the US in a few states in December and January. Using the US 911 system, Google sent location data from Android to the 911 operators. RapidOS, a company involved in the test told the Wall Street Journal that more than 80% of the calls using the new system were more accurate than location data usually provided by wireless carriers. Google hopes to implement the system across the US this year.||https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/google-911-location-data-emergency/|
|:41||tm||An Australian transit agency deactivated the transit pass of Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow while he was traveling to the US to speak at a cyborg convention. Meow-meow had embedded the transit pass's chip in his hand in April 2017. New South Wales' transport authorities have also fined him $200 for riding a train without a valid ticket.||https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/implanted-transit-pass-deactivated-australia/|
|:43||as||In February 2011 NASA sent Robonaut 2 to the International Space Station to be tested as a robotic assistant in repetitive tasks like cleaning or flipping switches. The robot was only a torso and arms but worked well until 2014 when NASA upgraded it with legs to give it more mobility.The upgrade did not go well and the last time it reported completing a research task was December 2013. The problem appears to be a lack of a ground path which is difficult to fix on board and even if fixed probably has caused components to degrade or burn out. This week NASA announced Robonaut 2 will be returned to Earth for repairs. If it can't be repaired it will be swapped for a newer model.||https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/space-robots/robonaut-has-been-broken-for-years-and-now-nasa-is-bringing-it-home|
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|Monday we talked about how Veronica was hesitant to upgrade to macOS High Sierra because someone close to her had major problems with it. I noted that I had upgraded twice and hadn't had issue but it's harder to feel comfortable about that when you have close anecdotal evidence.|
Allison that reminded you of a couple of things you've seen recently?
[[Allison relates Sinofsky tweetstorm and Jarrett article about thinking like a scientist"
|:46||5 Reasons It’s So Hard To Think Like A Scientist|
Christian Jarrett wrote an article for the British Psychological Society pulling out some ideas from a chapter in the Psychology of Learning and Motivation book series by Priti Shah at the University of Michigan
On why it's so hard to think like a scientist.
|🧘🏻♂️Steven Sinofsky ॐ on Twitter: 1/ Apple has a software problem. Here's how it plans to fix it. https://t.co/dJaikfRhs7 via @markgurman // Let’s take a step back and talk about the broader context and product development at scale. Lots follows…""||https://twitter.com/stevesi/status/963142502604779520|
|- Anecdotes sway us|
- We're overconfident on how much we understand. We confuse understanding the language with understanding the concept. After you read something can you explain it in your own language?
- Biased by prior beliefs. We look for flaws more in studies that conflict with what we think.
- Graphs and formulas lend credibility.
- It happens to everyone including very smart and experienced scientists. - when researchers make their methods and hypotheses transparent, and they pre-register their studies, it makes it less likely that they will be diverted, even corrupted by, confirmation bias (seeking out evidence to support their existing beliefs).
IQ is not the answer. You need a mental attitude that motivates you override your gut instinct.
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|tm||Mohan wrote: regarding your suggestion to use privacy badger, while it does a great job I just use tracking protection that is built into FF 58 (Quantum), which can be used not just in private mode but also in regular mode. This does the job for me, and from what I read it was borrowed from the Tor browser.|
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|Tom & Allison talk about how social media makes us feel on Chit Chat Across the Pond||https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2018/01/ccatp-520/|
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