NBA All-Star reserves: Lillard, Porzingis voted in; Drummond, George left out

This is Lillard’s first All-Star selection since 2014-15 and the first of Porzingis’ career.

This is Lillard’s first All-Star selection since 2014-15 and the first of Porzingis’ career. Washington’s Bradley Beal, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns are also first-time selections to play in the NBA’s annual showcase, which will take place in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Feb. 18.     READ FULL POST

Gedankenexperiment: Der Wert des Lebens

… bilanziert von Ökonomen, Medizinern und Philosophen. Eine ungewöhnliche Rechnung

Am 26. November 2001 begann für Kenneth Feinberg der härteste Job seiner
Laufbahn. Als “grauenhafteste Erfahrung” beschrieb er ihn Jahre später. Alles habe sich
dadurch geändert, seine Arbeit, sein Leben, er selbst. “Ich glaube, zum Besseren”, schreibt er
noch, aber er scheint sich da nicht ganz sicher zu sein.      READ FULL POST

Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in Feb.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump’s selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month. Senators voted 84-13 to confirm Powell to lead the nation’s central bank, a post that is considered the most powerful economic position in government. Powell will succeed Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the Fed, when her term ends Feb. 3. Trump decided against offering Yellen a second four-year term as chair despite widespread praise for her performance since succeeding Ben Bernanke.

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump’s nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve, testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, the Senate Banking Committee voted for a second time to approve Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)      READ FULL POST

Intel warnt: „Ladet nicht unsere aktuelle Version“

Intel kämpft gegen einen Designfehler seiner Chips, der Fremden Zugriff auf geschützte Bereiche des Kernel-Speichers gibt. Betroffen sind fast alle Prozessoren, die der Hersteller in den vergangenen zehn Jahren produziert hat. Bei überhasteten Updates aber macht der Konzern schwere Fehler.

Regelmäßig neue Updates aus dem WIRED-Kosmos!     READ FULL POST

Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ leads with 13 nominations, including best picture

The World War II epic ‘Dunkirk’ notches eight nominations while ‘Three Billboards’ posts seven.

The 1960s-set supernatural fairy-tale romance received 13 Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, including best picture, lead actress (Sally Hawkins), supporting actor (Richard Jenkins), director (Guillermo del Toro) and a slew of technical honors. Behind it is Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk with eight nominations and the darkly comic drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, up for seven at the March 4 ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and airing live on ABC (8 p.m. ET/5 PT).     READ FULL POST