7.25.2015

Sandra Bland buried amid US protests over racism

Funeral held for young black woman in Chicago, as hundreds gather in Newark to protest against police brutality.

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7.19.2015

Customers Report Receiving $15 Best Buy Gift Cards For $15 After Pricing Error

It turns out that our post yesterday about the pricing error at Best Buy wasn’t quite accurate. When the retailer’s site offered $200 gift cards for $15, lots of people hopped on this particular bandwagon and ordered them. However, a tipster reports that some cards shipped out before best Buy caught the error. Some shipped out…and they aren’t worth $200. … [More]



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7.06.2015

Oh God, Someone Ran Fear and Loathing Through Google's Neural Network

By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens when you run a movie about acid trips through the acid trip generator? Fear and Loathing in your worst nightmares, that’s what.

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6.05.2015

The Iron Cage in Binary Code: How Facebook Shapes Your Life Chances

There was a great article in The Nation last week about social media and ad hoc credit scoring. Can Facebook assign you a score you don’t know about but that determines your life chances? Traditional credit scores like your FICO or your Beacon score can determine your life chances. By life chances, we generally mean how […]

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Unit 4's free-meal program paying off

Unit 4's director of food service says the federal government has made it "pretty hard not to" feed children in need over the summer.

Preparing free meals for more than 500 Champaign kids a day during the summer months is no big burden for Unit 4's director of food service.

Mary Davis is happy to bear it.

In her decades of experience in the school food industry, Davis says the federal government has made it "pretty hard not to" feed children in need over the summer.

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