Travel to Milan, Italy for Convention

I'm raising money for a trip to Milan, Italy to attend a Convention to meet my idol & favorite actor Tyler Blackburn. Would mean a lot to me to make this…
social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #travel #tours

Rubava soldi ai clienti: condannato

ROSIGNANO. Condannato a un anno e sei mesi per essersi appropriato dei soldi che i clienti gli consegnavano per pagare le tasse che dovevano allo Stato. Il giudice Carlo Cardi, del tribunale di Livorno, ha infatti emesso la sentenza di primo grado nei confronti del ragioniere Luca Barontini, fino ad …
by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit

PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane

Most of the kits will arrive later in the month, although a few (including the standard Solo kit) might not ship until May.

As before, PowerUp’s Dart is all about converting paper planes from simple gliders into powered aircraft you can steer with an app. It should not only be less expensive than a model aircraft (especially if there’s a crash), but gives you the freedom to fold the airplane that suits your style. You can make a slow-but-steady distance champ, a speed demon or something in between. Think of it as a customizable remote-controlled machine that you can afford to fly aggressively.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #engadget

What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook

Special Counsel Robert Mueller released a bombshell indictment Friday, implicating 13 Russian nationals and detailing a multi-year, costly, and widespread effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. At the center of that effort were Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, which the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) used to recruit American followers, plan real-life rallies, and spread propaganda about issues like religion, immigration, and eventually Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Facebook and Instagram were mentioned in the indictment far more times—41—than other online platforms like Twitter, YouTube, and PayPal, which were each mentioned less than 12 times. Still, Rob Goldman, Facebook’s vice president of advertising, tweeted Friday that Russia’s ultimate goal “very definitively” was not to influence the election, but to “divide America by using our institutions, like free speech and social media.”

On one hand, Goldman is correct: Russia read more

Google's firing of James Damore was legal, labor board says

The company fired Damore last August for a memo in which he criticized Google's inclusion and diversity policies and accused the tech giant of having a left-leaning "monoculture" that led to an "ideological echo chamber." Damore has since become a poster child for conservatives in the debate over …
social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit

Ancient city’s LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

“That is a huge area with a lot of people and a lot of architectural foundations that are represented,” Fisher told The Guardian. According to their estimates, the city had around 1,500 structures per square kilometer of land. “If you do the maths,” he added, “all of a sudden you are talking about 40,000 building foundations up there, which is [about] the same number of building foundations that are on the island of Manhattan.” Further, LiDAR also led to the discovery that the city had an unusual layout, with big structures like pyramids and open plazas situated around the edges rather than in the center.

The Purépecha people existed at the same time as the Aztecs. While they are nowhere near as popular as their rivals, they were still a major civilization and had an imperial capital called Tzintzuntzan in western Mexico. Based on the team’s LiDAR scans, though, Angamuco is even bigger Tzintzuntzan. It likely wasn’t as densely populated, read more

Il Messico trema ancora, scossa di 7.2

Il Messico trema ancora. A soli 5 mesi dalla scossa che ha provocato 450 morti, il sud del Paese è stato colpito alle 7.39 di ieri (ora locale, 00.39 in Italia) da un terremoto di magnitudo 7.2 con epicentro nello Stato di Oaxaca. A darne notizia è l
by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #thisisnews

Facebook didn’t mean to send spam texts to two-factor authentication users

Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos apologized for spam texts that were incorrectly sent to users who had activated two-factor authentication. The company is working on a fix, and you won’t receive non-security-related text messages if you never signed up for those notifications.

Facebook says it was a bug. But calling it a bug is a bit too easy — it’s a feature that was badly implemented as it’s clear that Facebook has been treating all phone numbers the same way. It doesn’t matter if you add your phone number for security reasons or to receive notifications. Facebook put all of them in the same bucket. It’s poor design, not a bug.

“It was not our intention to send non-security-related SMS notifications to these phone numbers, and I am sorry for any inconvenience these messages might have caused,” Stamos wrote. “We are working to ensure that people who sign up for two-factor authentication won’t receive non-security-related notifications from us unless read more