Salvini: «Censimento dei rom», poi si corregge. Di Maio: «La Costituzione lo vieta»

«Al Ministero mi sto facendo preparare un dossier sulla questione rom in Italia, perché dopo Maroni non si è fatto più nulla, ed è il caos». Lo ha detto il ministro dell’Interno, Matteo Salvini, leader della Lega, parlando a TeleLombardia. Salvini ha parlato di «una ricognizione sui rom in Italia per vedere chi, come, quanti», ossia «rifacendo quello che fu definito il censimento, facciamo un’anagrafe». Per il ministro, gli stranieri irregolari andranno «espulsi» con accordi fra Stati, ma «i rom italiani purtroppo te li devi tenere a casa». Le parole del leader leghista hanno ancora una volta scatenato reazioni al unto che poche ore dopo lo stesso Salvini ha precisato: «Non è nostra intenzione schedare o prendere le impronte digitali a nessuno, nostro obiettivo è una ricognizione della situazione dei campi rom. Intendiamo tutelare prima di tutto migliaia di bambini ai quali non è permesso frequentare la scuola regolarmente perché si preferisce [...]  read more

Inside the Crypto World’s Biggest Scandal

One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an invitation from a stranger named Arthur Breitman. On the basis of what Breitman had been told about her political persuasion by a mutual acquaintance, he thought she might want to join his monthly luncheon for classical liberals. (­Breitman had also seen a photograph of McCaffrey and thought she was pretty.) McCaffrey, the curious type, accepted.

Breitman was not typically one to overextend himself socially, but he made a “beeline” for McCaffrey, she recalls, when she walked in the door. The luncheon, it turned out, was actually for anarcho-capitalists—people who believe that an absolutely free, self-regulating market will allow individuals, bound to one another by contract alone, to flourish in radical harmony. But by the time McCaffrey discovered she’d been misled, they’d already hit it off. She told Breitman she admired Milton Friedman. Breitman was pleased to report that he was friends with Friedman’s grandson, Patri, and offered to lend her a book about freedom by Patri’s father.

To keep McCaffrey nearby, Breitman threw an impromptu party at his disorderly financial-­district apartment after lunch. The next morning he texted her to say he’d reserved a table for two for that evening. Everything from that point forward felt like a fait accompli.

The match, despite their vast differences in temperament and background, [...]  read more

The best indoor TV antennas 2018: 6 great digital TV antennas for inside your house

Cord-cutting is more and more widespread these days as people ditch pricey cable and satellite subscriptions and find cheaper ways to watch TV. 

Sure, streaming services like Sling TV and YouTube TV can help fill the void with a smaller, curated selection of premium channels – but an antenna might suit your needs, or even complement a streaming package. (And no, we’re not talking about the old bunny ears found old CRT sets.) 

Today’s antennas are much more sophisticated, pulling in HD channels with some even capable of 4K resolution once networks make the upgrade. Many are also near-paper-thin sheets of plastic that can be easily stuck to a wall behind your flat screen, or on a nearby window.Best of all, they get free, over-the-air channels like NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox – and once you buy the antenna, you’ll never have to pay for the content. 

That being said, there are a lot of different types of antennas, including those that sit (or stick) near your TV, those meant [...]  read more

The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of addictions

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially listed alongside gambling and other abnormalities caused by addictive behaviors. As its public listing reads, it is characterized by a pattern of “persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” including impaired control over frequency and duration, increasing priority to give gaming precedence over other “life interests and daily activities,” and continuing to game despite negative consequences. The behavior has to be serious enough that it gets in the way of family, social, education or occupational parts of one’s life and normally emerges over a period of a year, though it can come sooner. (And yes, it applies to both online and offline gaming.)

Take a peek at ICD-11’s entry on ‘gambling disorder’ and you’ll find almost identical language; In other words, video game addiction has become so [...]  read more

E Conte va dalla Merkel (nella bufera)

Dopo la Francia la Germania. Dopo Emmanuel Macron è il turno della Angela Merkel. Il premier Giuseppe Conte cerca in Europa la legittimazione politica che non ha ottenuto in Italia con il voto del 4 marzo. Oggi il presidente del Consiglio vola a
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'Black swan' author defends Tesla after actress posts video of car fire

Actress Mary McCormack last week tweeted a video of a Tesla Model S in flames with … @Tesla This is what happened to my husband and his car today. … The stock added another 3% on Monday after Elon Musk showed off the …. Download from the App Store · Download from the Google Play Store.
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Android users can now message from the web

Messages, Google’s more recent focus for its scattered messaging efforts following its decision to “pause” work on Allo, is now available for web users. The company announced that it would begin rolling out Messages for web starting today, with the full rollout completing over the next week. The feature, along with others including GIF search, smart replies, and more, is part of an updated messaging experience for Android users that aims to be Google’s response to iMessage.

The company earlier this year moved its Allo team to work on Android Messages, Google’s app that utilizes the RCS messaging standard. The standard, adopted by numerous mobile operators worldwide, offers more feature parity with iMessage, thanks to its support for things like read receipts, typing indicators, high-res photo sharing, better group chat, and other features.

Now, Messages is gaining another feature to better compete with iMessage: web support.

Today, Apple users can access iMessage conversations [...]  read more