Scrolling through a news feed often feels like playing Two Truths and a Lie.Some falsehoods are easy to spot. Like reports that First Lady Melania Trump wanted an exorcist to cleanse the White House of Obama-era demons, or that an Ohio school principal was arrested for defecating in front of a student assembly. In other cases, fiction blends a little too well with fact. Was CNN really raided by the Federal Communications Commission? Did cops actually uncover a meth lab inside an Alabama Walmart? No and no. But anyone scrolling through a slew of stories could easily be fooled.We live in a golden age of misinformation. On Twitter, falsehoods spread further and faster than the truth (SN: 3/31/18, p. 14). In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the most popular bogus articles got more Facebook shares, reactions and comments than the top real news, according to a BuzzFeed News analysis.Before the internet, “you could not have a person sitting in an attic and generating … [Read more...] about People are bad at spotting fake news. Can computer programs do better?
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Brandy Cole tried to shield her only child from the struggles that filled their small brick home on the west side of St. Louis, but it was not easy.Sometimes young Jayson Tatum would find that the gas had been cut off because of unpaid bills, so his mother would turn on the clothes dryer for heat, or warm water on a stovetop for baths. On cold nights, she would plug in a small space heater in her bedroom and hold her son close.When the electricity went out in the evening, she sometimes turned on her car’s headlights so Jayson could at least play on an illuminated basketball court.“When he was young, it was hard to explain,” she said. “You just have to make hard decisions. Like, if they’re talking about cutting off the gas, but it’s summer, you just figure out how you can get it back on before winter.”The most humbling moments came when food was scarce. Brandy, who had Jayson when she was a freshman in college, sometimes baby-sat for a neighbor … [Read more...] about Jayson Tatum is at the door. ‘He has a passion to be great’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Benedict Carey and Robert Gebeloff New York Times April 08, 2018 Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was desperately trying to quit.“Basically that’s all I have been doing — dealing with the dizziness, the confusion, the fatigue, all the symptoms of withdrawal,” said Toline, 27, of Tacoma, Washington. It took nine months to wean herself from the drug, Zoloft, by taking increasingly smaller doses.“I couldn’t finish my college degree,” she said. “Only now am I feeling well enough to try to re-enter society and go back to work.” Advertisement Long-term … [Read more...] about Long-term use of antidepressants is surging in the US
Every morning, Liza wakes up and remembers that she’s been tortured. When she looks down at her hands, she can see slightly raised bumps where she believes she’s been implanted with microchips. She is certain that the chips track her every move, that her family has been programmed not to listen to her. She knows that her mind had been pushed to the limits of human endurance (“the most pain you could put on a person before they die”). The targeting, the rewiring of her brain, is so extreme that she can no longer even cry. Liza is 56, a thin, wiry woman with elf-like ears and bright eyes, an artist who grew up in the Rocky Mountains. She worked at Microsoft for 10 years and started her own web development company with her partner before the electronic attacks, the stalking, and the surveillance began. She knew it had to be some form of technology attacking her—she’d worked in the technology industry for more than a decade. She knew what it was capable … [Read more...] about Mind Games: The Tortured Lives of ‘Targeted Individuals’
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44 0 1. speedydank (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Aug 2009) Ooh big woop, sometimes I wonder if 3G matters. I used to have a 3G phone,but I currently have a non-3G phone and it works at the same speed sometimes even faster! posted on 08 Jan 2010, 12:45 0 20. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009) with a name like "speedy Dank" Its understandable why you cant tell the difference.... posted on 07 Jan 2010, 19:55 0 2. big_red_loyal (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Jan 2010) GSM doesn't, VERIZON DOES! posted on 07 Jan 2010, 20:15 0 3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008) DROOOOOID posted on 07 Jan 2010, 20:30 0 5. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009) you VZW fanboys crack me up. keep it up, this is good entertainment. posted on 07 Jan 2010, 20:32 0 6. macron2000 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Sep 2009) It does if you want to enjoy LTE goodness this year! posted on 08 Jan 2010, … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nexus One already having 3G connection issues?