Fluke Networks

24 Apr 19
Areo

Austin, Texas prides itself on being a very progressive, liberal city. One of the mayor’s crowning achievements has been putting together a taskforce on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities. As part of this effort, the city promotes Diversity Training for the general public. As someone who has spent a lifetime exploring culture, I jumped at […]

23 Apr 19
viral news reports

Mark Lennihan | AP Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel smiles before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange as his company celebrates its IPO, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Snap, the maker of Snapchat, is expected to report its first-quarter earnings after bell on Tuesday. Investors will be looking for signs that last […]

23 Apr 19
Calvaruso's Corner

BY KEVIN KOPF AND TYLER CALVARUSO Intro Since 1979, ESPN has been the dubbed the worldwide leader in sports. As one of the most successful sports networks on air, ESPN provides fans with live-game action and shows filled with more than enough content and analysis to keep any sports fanatic satisfied. With 12 sister channels […]

23 Apr 19
Left Bank Magazine

Sometimes art, design and branding work really wonderfully together, and when they do you just call it “Work by Bianca Romero.” Bianca is a New York City mixed-media artist and event producer, who mixes bold colors and patterns with typography. Her work is heavily influenced by her Spanish and Korean heritage and all of her time […]

23 Apr 19
Kopf's Coverage

BY KEVIN KOPF AND TYLER CALVARUSO

22 Apr 19
Quam Proxime | As near as may be

I presented the following post as a talk April 19, 2019 at the MIT Tech Conference.[1] It’s the first time I’ve written a talk as a post (I never write out my talks; I compose jazz talks, where a sequence of metaphorical images indexes ideas to riff on like minor seven chords). The talk had the […]

21 Apr 19
TechCrunch

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Samsung tries to deliver a big innovation and fails miserably. A big story this week on TechCrunch was that in the buildup to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, potentially one of the weirdest, most innovative, most expensive phones shipped in the past decade, there are […]

21 Apr 19
Ottawa Sun

I’m sure Rawlson King will be a terrific addition to City Hall after defeating 16 other candidates — most of them wannabes and no-hopers — in last week’s Rideau-Rockcliffe byelection. But I’m much less sure anybody else wins when over-crowded campaigns come to more closely resemble a running of the bulls than a conventional vote. […]

21 Apr 19
CFO Base
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Samsung tries to deliver a big innovation and fails miserably. A big story this week on TechCrunch was that in the buildup to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, potentially one of the weirdest, most innovative, most expensive phones shipped in the past decade, there are […]
20 Apr 19
A Writer's Mind At A Glimpse

Paper vs. Keyboard: Is There A Best Way To Write? Here I delve into the debate of paper vs. typing, relay some history of each, and discuss the pros and cons before coming to a determination as to which may be the best of the best.

20 Apr 19
Orange County Register
A rescue team tried for more than four hours to cut gill net and line wrapped around the tail of a young gray whale off of Dana Point Harbor, but work still needs to be done to clear the gray whale from harm. The 20-foot entangled whale was spotted Saturday afternoon, the second sighting in a week’s span off the Orange County coastline. The pink-colored monofilament gill net was tangled with black rope. The rescue team was able to cut the black line, but the gill net was wrapped so many times it was too difficult to cut, said Justin Greenman, assistant stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Stranding Network. “It actually broke our knife when we tried to cut it,” Greenman said. A young gray whale entangled in line was spotted off Dana Point, officials said Saturday. (Photo courtesy Emily Kaszton/DolphinSafari.com) The entanglement illustrates the persistent problem with gill nets, he said. “It’s very frustrating to not be able to do everything you can, even when you have the right tools and the right people,” he said. “Not being able to get everything off when you want it to.” Rescue teams part of NOAA’s Stranding Network, including local whale watching captains, Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach and others from Sea World in San Diego joined the effort, along with help from the Coast Guard and California Fish and Wildlife, Greenman said. The whale looks to be different than the entangled juvenile whale from last Sunday, April 14, spotted off of Laguna Beach and headed northbound until whale watching charter operators lost sight of it at nightfall, Greenman said. “That one looked like a lot better condition than this one,” he said. A juvenile gray whale entangled in fishing line or netting was spotted of Laguna Beach on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Another one was spotted off of Dana Point on April 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Matt Larmand/Dana Wharf Whale Watching)     Tom Southern, a boat captain for Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, said the whale was moving slow. “The whale is certainly docile, it’s just barely moving,” he said. “We’re just watching it closely… it’s just laying there with the stuff attached to its tail.” A gusty wind making white-capped conditions may make rescuers’ job even harder. The entangled whale was first spotted on an earlier trip by a whale acoustics expert on the boat, Southern said. Sign up for our Coast Lines newsletter, a weekly digest of news and features on how the residents of the SoCal coast are building ties to their changing environment. Subscribe here. A report by NOAA released last December shows whale entanglements in U.S. waters in 2017 were slightly above the 10-year average, but on the West Coast there’s been a decline in reports. In all, there were 31 entangled whales reported along the West Coast in 2017 compared to 62 in 2015 and 71 in 2016. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] While some whales may be able to shed gear on their own, others may have to carry it for days, months or years, the NOAA website states. Greenman said that if boaters do come across the whale, to give the animal space. “As far as we’re concerned, we’re not calling this event over,” he said, noting that they will review photos and be in touch with authorities in Mexico to try and identify the whale. Captain Dave Anderson, owner of Capt. Dave’s, said this latest entangled whale was “very emaciated.” While watching the whale, he noticed it was using only its pectoral flippers to swim, likely not using its tail fluke because it was too painful. “Its really run out of steam. Even if they get it free, that would give it some hope – but it may be past the point of no return for that whale,” he said.  “I don’t know if it would have enough steam to make it back to Alaska. You never know, you just never know.” If boaters see the whale – which has an orange buoy attached to identify it — they should contact 1-877-SOS-WHALE or call the Coast Guard on Channel 16.    
20 Apr 19
SCNG
A rescue team tried for more than four hours to cut gill net and line wrapped around the tail of a young gray whale off of Dana Point Harbor, but work still needs to be done to clear the gray whale from harm. The 20-foot entangled whale was spotted Saturday afternoon, the second sighting in a week’s span off the Orange County coastline. The pink-colored monofilament gill net was tangled with black rope. The rescue team was able to cut the black line, but the gill net was wrapped so many times it was too difficult to cut, said Justin Greenman, assistant stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Stranding Network. “It actually broke our knife when we tried to cut it,” Greenman said. A young gray whale entangled in line was spotted off Dana Point, officials said Saturday. (Photo courtesy Emily Kaszton/DolphinSafari.com) The entanglement illustrates the persistent problem with gill nets, he said. “It’s very frustrating to not be able to do everything you can, even when you have the right tools and the right people,” he said. “Not being able to get everything off when you want it to.” Rescue teams part of NOAA’s Stranding Network, including local whale watching captains, Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach and others from Sea World in San Diego joined the effort, along with help from the Coast Guard and California Fish and Wildlife, Greenman said. The whale looks to be different than the entangled juvenile whale from last Sunday, April 14, spotted off of Laguna Beach and headed northbound until whale watching charter operators lost sight of it at nightfall, Greenman said. “That one looked like a lot better condition than this one,” he said. A juvenile gray whale entangled in fishing line or netting was spotted of Laguna Beach on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Another one was spotted off of Dana Point on April 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Matt Larmand/Dana Wharf Whale Watching)     Tom Southern, a boat captain for Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, said the whale was moving slow. “The whale is certainly docile, it’s just barely moving,” he said. “We’re just watching it closely… it’s just laying there with the stuff attached to its tail.” A gusty wind making white-capped conditions may make rescuers’ job even harder. The entangled whale was first spotted on an earlier trip by a whale acoustics expert on the boat, Southern said. Sign up for our Coast Lines newsletter, a weekly digest of news and features on how the residents of the SoCal coast are building ties to their changing environment. Subscribe here. A report by NOAA released last December shows whale entanglements in U.S. waters in 2017 were slightly above the 10-year average, but on the West Coast there’s been a decline in reports. In all, there were 31 entangled whales reported along the West Coast in 2017 compared to 62 in 2015 and 71 in 2016. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] While some whales may be able to shed gear on their own, others may have to carry it for days, months or years, the NOAA website states. Greenman said that if boaters do come across the whale, to give the animal space. “As far as we’re concerned, we’re not calling this event over,” he said, noting that they will review photos and be in touch with authorities in Mexico to try and identify the whale. Captain Dave Anderson, owner of Capt. Dave’s, said this latest entangled whale was “very emaciated.” While watching the whale, he noticed it was using only its pectoral flippers to swim, likely not using its tail fluke because it was too painful. “Its really run out of steam. Even if they get it free, that would give it some hope – but it may be past the point of no return for that whale,” he said.  “I don’t know if it would have enough steam to make it back to Alaska. You never know, you just never know.” If boaters see the whale – which has an orange buoy attached to identify it — they should contact 1-877-SOS-WHALE or call the Coast Guard on Channel 16.    
20 Apr 19
Travels

To continue from last time, we went from Siliguri in West Bengal to Varanasi. This involved a two-stage flight, the first on AirAsia, who pissed us off greatly on our flight to Bagdroga by rigidly enforcing baggage rules. They were fine this time and the second stage of the flight from Kolkata to Varanasi was […]

20 Apr 19
GSPN - Guam Sports Network

After a weekend break from racing and week long off from school, the IIAAG’s paddlers hit Matapang Beach for Week 2 of the season. This week, teams hit the 1000m distance followed by a 500m sprint.

19 Apr 19
Entertainment Strategy Guy

Ever feel like not taking your own advice? I regularly admonish my readers to avoid overhyping single data points. I repeat this piece of guidance when things flop—Solo, The Lego Movie 2, NFL Ratings last season—or when they go skyhigh—most Disney movies, Netflix datecdotes. And now a single data point—the Game of Thrones premiere is […]