A UX designer breaks down the intentionally malicious design of Trump’s campaign website

Elroy Mariano

Beyond a mere source of entertainment, the video-sharing social media app TikTok has become a hub for quick educational videos, as users turn its 60-second video format into an opportunity to share interesting and informative lessons. User experience (UX) designer Mary Formanek (@UXWithMary) has become a viral TikTok influencer in this regard, in particular for her series of TikTok explainer videos breaking down politicians’ campaign websites for laypersons who may not know a lot about design. 

One recent series of Formanek’s videos that blew up featured her explaining the design principles behind Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign website. In these TikTok videos, Formanek describes how Trump’s campaign uses design principles in a shady way, to manipulate users into getting trapped on donation pages and accidentally donating more money than they might intend. As Formanek explains, this practice — of using design psychology to obfuscate and manipulate rather than illuminate — is

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UC San Diego Health First Facility in the U.S. to Install Canon Medical’s 3T MRI System with AI-Based Reconstruction Technology

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Vantage Galan with Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Provides High-Quality Images and Fast Exam Times

Clinicians at the University of California, San Diego Health now have access to Canon Medical Systems USA Inc.’s most advanced MR technology, the Vantage Galan 3T system, with Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR), for innovative imaging capabilities for neurology, musculoskeletal (MSK) and non-contrast MRA exams.

The Vantage Galan 3T system is designed for streamlined workflow with exceptional image quality, while maximizing patient comfort during exams. Clinicians at University of California, San Diego Health are using the system for a full range of MR exams, from breast imaging to neurology and MSK imaging. With AiCE, the system brings the power of AI to routine imaging, allowing clinicians at the facility to explore more possibilities in improving patient care than ever before, with fast exams that produce high-quality diagnostic images with increased resolution

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Quantum Computer Developed by Chinese Physicists May Achieve Quantum Supremacy One Million Times Greater than Sycamore from Google

Elroy Mariano

The team at Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL), a post-Quantum value store and decentralized communication layer, notes that there’s recently been what appears to be “another quantum leap” in the field of quantum computing.

The QRL team states:

“The team at @ustc potentially achieved ‘quantum supremacy’ one million times greater than the record currently held by Sycamore. Things can advance quickly and unexpectedly, and $QRL is ready for it, today.”

As reported by the SCMP, China now claims that it has taken “a quantum leap” with a machine that may be able to process information a million times faster than Google’s latest quantum computer, called Sycamore.

Physicist Pan Jianwei and his research team may have achieved quantum supremacy, however, we need more verification at this time. Jianwei’s team is backed by the Chinese government.

He works as a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China, where he

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Behind the scenes of the US Air Force’s second test of its game-changing battle management system

Elroy Mariano

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — It’s Sept. 2, the day before the U.S. Air Force’s second test of its new developmental battle management system. Tomorrow, troops will attempt to defend the American homeland against a simulated cruise missile attack using air- and ground-launched missiles as well as a high-velocity bullet.

But the success of the experiment ultimately rides on a makeshift control center set up at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, which Defense News and several other media outlets were invited to see on Wednesday. The control center displays a digital picture of the battlefield that seems to give an almost omniscient view of both American and adversarial capabilities.

In the movies, this is how command-and-control systems work: Troops toil on modern computers with stylish-looking graphic interfaces that, with a click of a button, pull up real-time maps of Russian missile sites or live data on the availability of fighter

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The Chef’n Garliczoom Minces Garlic in Seconds

Elroy Mariano

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One alternative to this cycle of chopping and washing is a $13 tool that does all the work for you. The Chef’n Garliczoom looks like a toy, and it kind of is one. It’s a round container that comes with a built-in blade that moves and chops with each roll. Imagine your younger self playing with a toy car— you’ll use the same motions for the Garliczoom, and according to shoppers, you’ll have just as good of a time. 

“These roller mincers are fun and effective,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “Plus they rinse out quickly, are easy to load, and separate the paper skin from the meat.”

The gadget has a vast following—nearly 1,300 reviewers have given it a solid 4.4-star rating—thanks to

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Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed? Here’s How to Know

Elroy Mariano

Millions of seniors depend on Social Security to pay their bills and enjoy the retirement they’ve always dreamed of. But many are also shocked to learn that those benefits are, in fact, taxable in some situations.

But will you have to pay taxes on your benefits? These two questions will give you the answer.

1. What will your annual retirement income amount to?

If Social Security constitutes your only form of retirement income, then there’s a good chance you won’t have to lose some of your benefits to taxes. But the more income sources you have, the greater your likelihood of paying some taxes on your benefits.

Four Social Security cards in a loose stack

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To see if your benefits will be taxed at the federal level, you’ll need to calculate your provisional income, which is your non-Social Security income (including all tax-free income you collect, such as municipal bond interest, but not including

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Is Sunlands Technology Group’s (NYSE:STG) Shareholder Ownership Skewed Towards Insiders?

Elroy Mariano

The big shareholder groups in Sunlands Technology Group (NYSE:STG) have power over the company. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

With a market capitalization of US$303m, Sunlands Technology Group is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Sunlands Technology Group.

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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Sunlands Technology Group?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own

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Data Mining Definition

Elroy Mariano

What Is Data Mining?

Data mining is a process used by companies to turn raw data into useful information. By using software to look for patterns in large batches of data, businesses can learn more about their customers to develop more effective marketing strategies, increase sales and decrease costs. Data mining depends on effective data collection, warehousing, and computer processing.

Data mining processes are used to build machine learning models that power applications including search engine technology and website recommendation programs.

How Data Mining Works

Data mining involves exploring and analyzing large blocks of information to glean meaningful patterns and trends. It can be used in a variety of ways, such as database marketing, credit risk management, fraud detection, spam Email filtering, or even to discern the sentiment or opinion of users.

The data mining process breaks down into five steps. First, organizations collect data and load it into their

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Riverside School District works to add web connections

Elroy Mariano

Officials in the largely rural Riverside School District north of Spokane are exploring a wide variety of options to get high speed internet access for their students, including recruiting parent volunteers to staff community sites where students could go to complete their online schoolwork.

“It’s just one strategy of many,” said Riverside Superintendent Ken Russell. “It’s not final. We’re still working on it.”

Several churches and other locations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Elk, have called the school district to offer their buildings and internet access to small groups of students. Russell said the district is still figuring out if such sites will be necessary.

“We’re using our school district first,” he said. “You can’t just have a walk-in environment. It has to be scheduled.”

Parents interested in volunteering to be an internet site supervisor can send an email to staci.schneider@rsdmail.org. A background check is required.

Russell

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Woman praises ultimate $12 Kmart gadget

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A set of $12 LED lights from Kmart is the new must-have home decor gadget shoppers are racing to get their hands on this month.  

A fashion-loving fan of the store, Mary, bought four of the battery-operated light strips for her wardrobe and posted videos showing them automatically turning on when her doors are opened.  

Mary said the budget product has a 13-hour battery life and turn off after 30 seconds if no motion is detected.  

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a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Thousands of shoppers have praised a woman online for sharing how she used a $12 set of LED lights from Kmart to brighten inside her dark cupboard


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Thousands of shoppers have praised a woman online for sharing how she used a $12 set of LED lights from Kmart to brighten inside her dark cupboard



a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Mary bought four of the battery-operated light strips which automatically turn on when the closet doors are opened


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Mary bought four of the battery-operated light strips which automatically turn on when the closet doors are opened

‘So I bought these, Kmart for the win!’

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