Nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing to reopen America may be bots
Kathleen M. Carley and her team at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Informed Democracy & Social Cybersecurity have been tracking bots and influence campaigns for a long time. Across US and foreign elections, natural disasters, and other politicized events, the level of bot involvement is normally between 10 and 20%, she says.
But in a new study, the researchers have found that bots may account for between 45 and 60% of Twitter accounts discussing covid-19. Many of those accounts were created in February and have since been spreading and amplifying misinformation, including false medical advice, conspiracy theories about the origin of the virus, and pushes to end stay-at-home orders and reopen America.https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/05/21/1002105/covid-bot-twitter-accounts-push-to-reopen-america/
Kathleen M. Carley and her team at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Informed Democracy & Social Cybersecurity have been tracking bots and influence campaigns for a long time. Across US and foreign elections, natural disasters, and other politicized events, the level of bot involvement is normally between 10 and 20%, she says. But in a…
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Bumblebees Bite Plants to Force Them to Flower (Seriously)
The behavior could be an evolutionary adaptation that lets bees forage more easilyhttps://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bumblebees-bite-plants-to-force-them-to-flower-seriously/
杭州未来或推出渐变色健康码。 5 月 22 日，杭州市卫生健康委召开全市卫健系统深化杭州健康码常态化应用工作部署会。通过集成电子病历、健康体检、生活方式管理的相关数据，在关联健康指标和健康码颜色的基础上，探索建立个人健康指数排行榜。同时，也可以通过大数据对楼道、社区、企业等健康群体进行评价。
Britain ready to welcome Hong Kong refugees英国已准备好接受香港难民The Sunday Express has learnt that at a meeting earlier this year at the Prime Minister's official country residence, Chequers, Mr Johnson told MPs that he could be prepared to give Hong Kong citizens refuge. It is unclear if this will include just the 315,000 who hold a British National (Overseas) passport and their extended families, or the 7.5 million population - most of whom had the passport until 1997.
据星期日快报了解，今年早些时候在首相官方乡间住所契克斯的一场会议上，首相约翰逊告诉大臣他已做好赋予香港公民难民身份的准备。尚不清楚该计划仅包括 315,000 名英国国民（海外）护照持有者及其亲属，抑或是将香港全部七百五十万人口纳入考虑范围——其中大多数人在 1997 年前都持有这一护照。
The meeting at Chequers saw unanimous support for the move. It is similar to the campaign to provide full citizenship to Ugandan Asians in the 1970s, when they were persecuted by dictator Idi Amin. One of the families to come over then was that of Home Secretary Priti Patel.
契克斯的这场会议中，参会者一致同意该计划。此举类似于 1970 年代乌干达亚裔为独裁者伊迪·阿明所迫害时英国赋予其完整英国国籍的行动。现任内政大臣普丽蒂·帕特尔的家庭是该行动的受益者之一。https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1286442/china-security-law-hong-kong-refugees-uk
PhoronixAMD Sensor Fusion Hub Support Is Not Coming With Linux 5.8For those AMD Ryzen laptop users eager to see the Sensor Fusion Hub driver for supporting the different hardware sensors on these AMD Zen laptops, that driver still isn't going to be merged for the upcoming Linux 5.8 cycle even after the patches were first published months ago...
Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC
‘My 'allmodconfig' test builds are now three times faster than they used to be’ says Linux overlordhttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/05/24/linus_torvalds_adopts_amd_threadripper/
PhoronixAMD Energy Driver Queued Ahead Of Linux 5.8 For Core/Package Power SensorsLanding this weekend in hwmon-next ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.8 kernel cycle is the recently reported on "amd_energy" driver for supporting AMD Zen/Zen2 core and package energy sensors...
The Project Behind a Front Page Full of Names
A presentation of obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the country tries to frame incalculable loss.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/reader-center/coronavirus-new-york-times-front-page.html
Arm's New Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 Microarchitectures: An Efficiency and Performance Divergencehttps://www.anandtech.com/show/15813/arm-cortex-a78-cortex-x1-cpu-ip-diverging
2019 was a great year for Arm. On the mobile side of things one could say it was business as usual, as the company continued to see successes with its Cortex cores, particularly the new Cortex-A77 which we’ve now seen employed in flagship chipsets such as the Snapdragon 865. The bigger news for the company over the past year however hasn’t been in the mobile space, but rather in the server space, where one can today rent Neoverse-N1 CPUs such as Amazon’s impressive Graviton2 chip, with more vendors such as Ampere expected to release their server products soon.
PhoronixMicron's HSE Open-Source Storage Engine Ticks Up To v1.7.1Announced at the end of April was Micron's HSE as a new open-source storage engine designed for offering speedy performance and lower latency on modern solid-based storage, especially for systems employing 3D XPoint technology. Version 1.7.1 of HSE was released today as their first open-source release since going public with this technology...
之前 MC 清 SSD 的事件出 postmortem 了"When a player selected a custom "Install Location" in the Dungeons installation dialog, the Dungeons Launcher was taking that location and naively considering that only files written by the Dungeons Launcher would live there. ...
We didn't consider that the custom location chosen by players could also have files belonging to other programs in it. And unfortunately, we didn't catch that in tests."https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MCL-14107