Latitude 48° 14 North. Longitude 174° 26 West. Almost midnight on the North Pacific, about 230 miles south of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. A heavy fog blankets the sea. There's nothing but the wind spinning eddies through the mist. Out of the darkness, a rumble grows. The water begins to vibrate. Suddenly, the prow of a massive ship splits the fog. Its steel hull rises seven stories above the water and stretches two football fields back into the night. A 15,683-horsepower engine roars through the holds, pushing 55,328 tons of steel. Crisp white capital letters — COUGAR ACE — spell the ship's name above the ocean froth. A deep-sea car transport, its 14 decks are packed with 4,703 new Mazdas bound for North America. Estimated cargo value: $103 million. On the bridge and belowdecks, the captain and crew begin the intricate process of releasing water from the ship's ballast tanks in preparation for entry into US territorial waters. They took on the water in Japan to … [Read more...] about High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the
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Kristin Hanes, The Wayward Home Updated 10:22 am PDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 Madison, who runs Vancrafted Studio, makes beautiful, handcrafted jewelry from the back of her truck camper. Each collection of jewelry represents somewhere she’s traveled, or her current state of being. Madison, who runs Vancrafted Studio, makes beautiful, handcrafted jewelry from the back of her truck camper. Each collection of jewelry represents somewhere she’s traveled, or her current state of being. Photo: Amber L. Photography Madison, who runs Vancrafted Studio, makes beautiful, handcrafted jewelry from the back of her truck camper. Each collection of jewelry represents somewhere she’s traveled, or her current state of being. Madison, who runs Vancrafted Studio, makes beautiful, handcrafted jewelry from the back of her truck camper. Each collection of jewelry represents somewhere she’s traveled, or … [Read more...] about This woman crafts jewelry out of her truck camper
By Eric Branch Published 3:00 pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018 Cassius Marsh has a lot to say. Just check out his nearly 900-word answer to the first question in the Q&A posted below. Of course, what the 49ers defensive end had to say about his experience with the Patriots last year has received plenty of national attention/scorn, although it wasn’t the primary focus of this story detailing Marsh’s three-team, four-season NFL career. The discussion about his unpleasant nine-game stint with New England was just a small part of a 30-minute sit down with Marsh, whom the 49ers are depending on to enliven their middling pass-rush in 2018. It was an interview that included Marsh’s impressions of his teammates, including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was also his teammate in New England. Marsh, who has just two starts and six sacks in his career, also shared that his rocky NFL experience hasn’t caused him to ditch the Hall-of-Fame dream he harbored as a … [Read more...] about The rest of the story: Q&A with 49ers DE Cassius Marsh
A month after Mark Zuckerberg’s April 10 and 11 testimony on Capitol Hill, the chattering class seems to agree that he and Facebook dodged the political equivalent of the grim reaper. And yet the sharp scythe of history is still swinging, and Zuckerberg could still get sliced. Yet at the same time, Zuckerberg has his own bold designs to make history cut his way, and they seem to be large, indeed — imperial, you might say (more on that later). In other words, it might be Zuckerberg who does the scything — and the slicing. And ask yourself: Over the last 15 years, who has done well by betting against him?The Zuck Paradox To be sure, there were some notably nasty headlines in the wake of the Facebook emperor’s appearance in Washington, DC. The Daily Beast, for example, bannered, “Zuckerberg gaslights Congress.” And yet by contrast, The Washington Post headline was a godsend to Team Facebook: “Zuckerberg apologizes, promises reform.” Facebook … [Read more...] about Virgil: Hail, Zuckerberg! Facebook Wins the Battle of Capitol Hill, But What Will He Conquer Next?
Each year, we hold our GamesBeat Summit event to gather the best thinking about where gaming is going. This week, at our fourth annual summit and 10th year of GamesBeat events, we heard dozens of intellectually stimulating talks from 82 speakers at our GamesBeat Summit 2018 event in Mill Valley. It was interesting to see so many different paths about gaming’s future recommended by the veterans of the industry. Robot Cache’s Brian Fargo believes that setting up alternative distribution to today’s app stores is possible with the disruptive technology of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Andrew House, former head of Sony’s game business, said in his first post-Sony interview that he believes the consoles could be disrupted by streaming set-top boxes. Kent Wakeford, cofounder of KSV Esports, noted that the amount of capital flowing into esports signals the dawn of something big. The variety showed that innovation and the chance for strategic differentiation is alive … [Read more...] about The DeanBeat: What we learned about the future of games this week