Yeah, right. This makes perfect sense. Let’s reward the team that bankrupted Sears/Kmart. They deserve a parting gift, not those annoying companies and banks Sears owes money to, no, not them. But that’s how business works. The board of directors always protect their own kind.
Sears is seeking court approval to pay executives as much as $19 million in quarterly bonuses while the company struggles to restructure in bankruptcy.
Source: Sears seeks OK to pay out $19 million quarterly executive bonuses – CNN
Amazing! The House and Senate passed a bill, and the President signed it, all to achieve the amazing result of renaming an existing DHS department. Wow, great job guys!
The US now has an official federal cybersecurity agency.
Source: Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency | ZDNet
Just WOW! A whole new supra-kingdom of life has been discovered!
Canadian researchers have discovered a new kind of organism that’s so different from other living things that it doesn’t fit into the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, or any other kingdom used to classify known organisms.
Source: Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life | CBC News
Every time someone tells me how powerful they imagine AI is, I laugh, because I keep reading things like the following. Machine learning sometimes cheats, because it doesn’t know anything about ethics, and the rules and goals it is often programmed with are insufficient to create the desired goals. Check out some of these epic failures:
Source: Specification gaming examples in AI – master list
Of course Trump supporters will have no problem with this. Just another foreigner, and they don’t care about foreigners at all, right?
Erdogan won’t lay off Riyadh for killing Khashoggi — so Trump might send him a legal U.S. immigrant whom the Turkish leader wants to behead.
Source: Trump Mulls Letting Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis