because women can do cool engineer shit, too.
Onion, Chorizo, Spinach and Artichoke Pizza (by Half Baked Harvest)
I want you so badly right now…
Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea | STEVEN BOROWIEC
It’s the kind of publicity that would seemingly scare off sightseers: A trio of U.S. citizens detained in North Korea pleading for help last week in brief, rarely granted media interviews.
Yet even as the ordeal for the men, who had gone to the reclusive communist outpost with tour groups, drags on — and as the U.S. strongly warns Americans against visiting — North Korea is making a push for more Western tourists.
And more are visiting.
FULL ARTICLE (LA Times)
Kampung Saya (Malaysia Day Special) | Kuala Lumpur
To all those KL-lites out there, here’s to our favourite city! How can you not admire this city after seeing the Petronas Twin Towers glowing like a pair of chandelier earrings at night?
Good Morning Kuala Lumpur…
This kid knows her typefaces…
The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is now fully operational, after more than three years of development. The bureau announced today that development on the project is complete, and it would be rolling out new features for ongoing criminal notifications as well as a controversial facial recognition feature called the Interstate Photo System, or IPS. IPS will serve as “an image-searching capability of photographs associated with criminal identities,” according to the release.
The facial recognition system has come under fire from privacy groups for mixing traditional mug shot photos with non-criminal faces pulled from employment records and background check databases. The system is expected to collect as many as 52 million faces in total. Some in the industry have also called out the IPS as ineffective, based on its relatively low rate of success. For a given face, NGI returns a list of 50 candidates, and only promises an 85 percent chance that the suspect will be on the list.
Still, for anyone concerned about the privacy implications of facial recognition tech, the new system is cause for alarm. Law enforcement groups across the country will soon start working with the system, and we’re likely to see more stories like this one as the technology spreads."
— “The FBI just finished building its facial recognition system" by Russell Brandom
As reality TV trends go, competitive cooking shows may be the strangest. TV watchers can see someone dance, hear someone sing, and watch people scheme. But what’s the point of watching someone cook—and others judging the cooking—without the ability to taste the food? Apparently that bothers fewer people than might be expected, as the number of food-based reality TV shows grows every year.
Try to guess what grade Guy Fieri got for his shows…