Eric Erikson

Eric Erikson

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Quality comes in small packages Review  Mechanical keyboard aficionados spend years (and an unconscionable amount of money) searching for typing perfection. One recent pocket-crushing contender in this arena is the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, which retails at $139 (or £139 in Blighty).…
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President Donald Trump on Thursday ramped up his most forceful campaign message: That the coming election is illegitimate unless he wins.“Because of the new and unprecedented massive amount of unsolicited ballots which will be sent to ‘voters’, or wherever, this year, the Nov 3rd Election result may NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED, which is what some want. Another election disaster yesterday. Stop Ballot Madness!” he said in a morning statement posted to Twitter.“The only way [Democrats] can win is to cheat, in my opinion,” he said during a morning interview with Fox Sports Radio.Neither assertion is new. Trump has been falsely claiming that mail voting is rife with fraud for several months, and in recent weeks has been repeatedly claiming that the only way Democrat Joe Biden could defeat him in November would be to cheat.Daniel Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who led the House Intelligence Committee’s successful effort to impeach Trump last year, told HuffPost he has “massive” concerns about Trump declaring an election loss illegitimate.“He may do something to suppress the mail-in vote, to prevent all the mail-in vote to be counted, and then declare victory,” Goldman said.Trump’s staff did not respond to HuffPost queries regarding Trump’s statements.In the past, White House officials have said he wants to avoid voter and ballot fraud, and have tried to make a distinction between mail ballots specifically requested by a voter and those that are automatically sent out to all registered voters or to all registered voters who have voted recently.Trump, however, explained clearly why he opposed mail voting in a March 30 interview with Fox News. He said he opposed legislation that would have paid for coronavirus-related expansion of mail voting because: “They had levels of voting, that if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”Despite that admission, Trump has continued to falsely claim that mail voting is fraudulent. At times, his attempts at explanation have bordered on nonsensical.“It is a much easier thing for a foreign power, whether it’s Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, many others, people — countries you wouldn’t expect — it’s much easier for them to forge ballots and send them in. It’s much easier for them to cheat with universal mail-in ballots,” he said at an August 7 news conference at his New Jersey golf course. Ten weeks earlier, at a visit to a Ford plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, he claimed: “They pirate these applications, they print new voting forms, and then they send them around, people sign them, or one person signs them with different pens and a different signature every time.”Both claims, however, fundamentally misconstrue how ballots are tracked and tabulated. While every state has its own rules, one common feature for mail ballots is a unique identifier ― typically a computer bar code ― for each ballot envelope, experts said. Every envelope also has to be signed by the voter, and that signature is compared to the one on file when the voter registered.Unless the envelope and signature match that of a registered voter, the ballot is rejected and not counted.All of which raises the question of how, even if a foreign actor did manage to forge millions of ballots, those ballots could then be introduced into the system so they would be counted as valid.“You are now going to have North Korean or Chinese agents signing them? It seems a bit far-fetched,” said Daniel Smith, a voting systems expert and political science professor at the University of Florida. “You are trying to commit electoral fraud by retail theft? That’s not how masterminds work these days.”Smith said that nefarious actors’ best chance of manipulating an election are in those jurisdictions where votes are recorded directly on a computer, with no paper ballot. He added that mail ballots are less prone to rigging precisely because they are, by definition, all paper ballots.He said the president’s efforts make a lot more sense when it is understood that Trump in 2016 did far better with voters who cast their ballots on Election Day than those who either voted early or by mail. If Trump believes that his base of supporters will turn out for him on November 3, then making it harder to vote by mail will help his re-election efforts, Smith said, because the suppressed voters will be those less likely to vote for him.“The president is trying to sow confusion among the electorate that is understandably concerned about voting in person, perhaps to dampen turnout among those who are not likely voters,” he said. “He wants to delegitimize voting by mail.”Related... White House Axed Postal Service Plan To Send 5 Masks To Every American Household: Report James Corden Notices A Weird Pattern With Trump's Photos Cher Attacks Trump Over Covid 'Herd Mentality' Remarks: 'Seems 200k Dead Isn’t Enough Carnage'
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A conservative-leaning Catholic political advocacy group has launched a $9.7 million ad campaign against Joe Biden, a lifelong Catholic.
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CEO Tim Cook shared the number during the company's virtual launch event, before Apple unveiled its newest tablets.
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Oppo has announced ColorOS 11, the latest version of its smartphone user interface, and one of the first to be built over Google's Android 11 operating system.
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UK to remain HQ as combined companies eye off cloud-to-edge AI stack Nvidia has announced it will buy UK chip-designer Arm.…
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The ditched enclosure is one of just a handful ever found.
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A timeline of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the deadliest strikes on American soil since Pearl Harbor.
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The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is about to get even better with the software features Samsung is adding to the wearable.
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Besides the new and improved a7 Gen 3 processor, what actually sets the LG B Series OLED apart?
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Advertisements have been around since the earliest days of mass media and they have reviled just as long. While some ads can be tasteful, ingenious, and even entertaining, most are just “in your face” attempts to grab consumers’ attention. While those have more or less been accepted facts of life in some media, like print and the Web, other channels … Continue reading
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While filming herself getting ready for work recently, TikTok user @gracie.ham reached deep into the ancient foundations of mathematics and found an absolute gem of a question: How could someone come up with a concept like algebra? She also asked what the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras might have used mathematics for, and other questions that revolve around the age-old conundrum of whether mathematics is “real” or something humans just made up. Many responded negatively to the post, but others — including mathematicians like me — found the questions quite insightful. [Read: Three months after becoming CEO, Kevin Mayer quits TikTok]… This story continues at The Next Web
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Until now building machine learning (ML) algorithms for hardware meant complex mathematical modes based on sample data, known as “training data,” in order to make predictions or decisions without being explicitly programmed to do so. And if this sounds complex and expensive to build, it is. On top of that, traditionally ML related tasks were translated to the cloud, creating latency, consuming scarce power, and putting machines at the mercy of connection speeds. Combined, these constraints made computing at the Edge slower, more expensive, and less predictable. Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) is the latest embedded software technology that moves hardware… This story continues at The Next Web
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Airbnb Plus features vetted listings renowned for Instagram-worthy interiors and thoughtful amenities provided by hosts for a next-level stay.
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In the first half of 2020, Chinese we got an Ulefone  flagship rugged phone with thermal imaging camera – Ulefone Armor 9. And thanks to ... The post Ulefone Armor 9E with 64MP quad camera only for $329.99 appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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It has been a while since Google launched a new Android TV device of its own, which is probably not surprising considering it’s pouring its attention on the Chromecast Ultra. The latter is, after all, the device on which its Stadia is best experienced. That, of course, makes Android TV feel more and more like abandonware, a perception Google is … Continue reading
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Earlier Xiaomi released the Mi 10 Ultra, which supports 120W wired charging + 50W wireless charging + 10W wireless reverse charging. Today, the company, officially, ... The post From 5W to 120W And From 7.5W to 50W: Development of Xiaomi Charging in Ten Years appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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A gaming router may be overkill for most of us, but if you're looking for low-latency performance and advanced features, here's what we recommend.
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Against all the odds, the record player is thriving in a world where music streaming has become the most convenient way to access music.
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For those whose lockdown exercise routines could use a suitably superheroic shakeup.
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Director Josh Boone and actress Blu Hunt talk about the movie finally landing and an awkward screen test involving Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams.
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Vodafone's SIM only deals are one of the best value options on the market right now, offering 100GB of data at a low price.
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"Becki had an inappropriate personal relationship with this person, something in which I was not involved," Falwell said.
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Netizens up in arms over unexpected UI change, missing add-ons support An update to the Android flavor of Firefox left fuming punters thinking a bad experimental build had been pushed to their smartphones. In fact, this was a deliberate software release.…
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Rapid changes in the healthcare industry are creating challenges for health professionals worldwide. Patients everywhere expect greater safety and more operational excellence, in particular for frontline workers, raising the bar for all healthcare providers. To stay ahead, healthcare organizations need to adopt technological innovations that improve the patient’s experience at all points of the care […] The post Underpinning patient engagement with touchscreen solutions appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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The PUBG Mobile game is about to get a major update to version 1.0, adding a number of major changes, including more realistic graphics, a new interactive lobby, easily accessible pages for social and stores functions, and more. In addition, the company revealed plans for a new mobile esports tournament that will have a $2 million prize pool. The event … Continue reading
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Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is one of the best in the 5G market. However, it can not participate in 5G globally because of its alleged ... The post Huawei CTO: 5G is cheaper because its capacity is 10,000 times that of 2G appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite gathered infrared data on Tropical Depression 14 as it moves through the Caribbean Sea. Infrared data was used to find the location of the strongest storms.
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