Fossils belonging to a previously unknown species of human relative have been discovered in a cave system northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, an international team of scientists announced Thursday.
I pay Time Warner Cable $70 a month for broadband that works 70-percent of the time. Just for fun, I recently upgraded to the company’s best, fastest service—300 Mbps—and guess what. After weeks of speed tests, I can confidently say that I don’t get those speeds. Ever.
I believe that all states will legalize marijuana in the next five years. There will be several proposals this year to legalize the stuff that made Cheech and Chong famous. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Most of them use the guise of medical necessity to allow their citizens to get high. The District of Columbia, Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington make no pretense — if you want to smoke a joint there, knock yourself out.
For all the alarm about the “rise of the robots,” or “software eating the world” or the peril of climate change, one of the most pressing economic dangers of the future is getting short shrift: Landlords are eating the world.
Corporations aren’t inherently evil, they’re only as greedy as the humans behind them. It’s the same thing with robots. Robots have no emotions—they’re just a pile of metal, screws and circuits—but they will be as mean, selfish, and avaricious as the people programming them.
If debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart wasn’t impressive enough for The Weeknd, the 10 songs that weren’t already on the Hot R&B & Hip-hop chart at some point this year, made their way there this week. So, in total, 12 of The Weeknd’s songs from his new album, Beauty Behind the Madness, are now currently charting on Billboard, while he cruises to his second straight week at No. 1 on the 200 chart.
Once in a while you’ll have a horrible job interview where you’re thinking “I could never do this job if they offered it to me, so why am I sitting here?” You have to decide for yourself whether to stay in a situation like that, or politely excuse yourself and leave.