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Texas police didn't want to confront mass shooter because "they could have been shot"

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Parked under his stupid fucking hat, Texas DPS officer Lt. Chris Olivarez tells CNN why police didn't confront the Uvalde man slaughtering children and teachers at an elementary school: because "they could have been shot. They could have been killed."

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Senate confirms Bedoya to FTC, establishing Democratic majority

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On Wednesday, the Senate voted to confirm privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. The confirmation secured a Democratic voting majority at the agency tasked by the Biden administration with investigating big tech companies like Facebook and Google over potential data privacy and competition violations.

Vice President Kamala Harris voted to break a 50–50 tie on the Senate floor to finalize Bedoya’s confirmation.

Bedoya will replace former Commissioner Rohit Chopra, who left the FTC last year to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Before his confirmation, Bedoya was a Georgetown law professor with a focus on privacy law, founding the...

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Framework, the Modular Laptop, Gets CPU Upgrade

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I’m on record as really digging the ethos behind the Framework laptop — and yes, the fact it runs so well with Ubuntu is a bonus as someone who writes a blog about Ubuntu 😅. So when I heard they’d announced an upgraded Framework laptop I was intrigued. Giiven the nature of the product, I wondered if the upgraded components provided would be backwards-compatible with the first generation device? To quench any intrigue you may have the answer is a big fat yes. Framework Laptop Gets CPU Upgrade Framework’s raison d’etre is that it’s intentionally upgradeable, repairable, and customisable by […]

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No Man’s Sky’s newest expedition turns it into a roguelike

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Today, No Man’s Sky launches Leviathan, the game’s newest expedition that offers perhaps the most interesting gameplay experience yet.

In the Leviathan launch trailer, a mysterious message splashes across the screen telling the player that “death is not the end” and that they must “re-enter the loop.” If you think that language sounds a little roguelike (heh), you’re right. In Leviathan, Hello Games is putting a little bit of Returnal chocolate in No Man’s Sky’s peanut butter.

In Leviathan, death resets a Traveller’s individual progress, forcing them to start over with a newly generated loadout. However, as the community lives, dies, and repeats, they feed into a global progress goal that awards players higher quality items with each...

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Jen Psaki Joins MSNBC as a Host and Commentator

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Jen Psaki will serve as a political analyst throughout this year’s midterm elections and during the 2024 presidential campaign.

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HAL 9000 Becomes a Helpful Voice Assistant

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There have been many robots and AIs in science fiction over the years, from Astro Boy to Cortana, or even Virgil for fans of the long-forgotten Crash Zone. However, all these pale into insignificance in front of the cold, uncaring persona of the HAL 9000. Thus, [Jürgen Pabel] thought the imposing AI would make the perfect home assistant.

The build is based on a Raspberry Pi Zero 2, which boasts more grunt than the original Pi Zero while still retaining good battery life and a compact form factor. It’s hooked up with a 1.28″ round TFT display which acts as the creepy glowing eye through which HAL is supposed to perceive the world. There’s naturally a speaker on board to deliver HAL’s haunting monotone, and it’s all wrapped up in an tidy case that really looks the part. It runs on the open-source voice assistant Kalliope to help out with tasks around the home.

[Jürgen]’s page shares all the details you need to make your own, from the enclosure construction to the code that laces everything together. It’s not the first HAL 9000 we’ve seen around these parts, either. Video after the break.

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