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Evidence of Italians’ extraordinary genetic diversity dates back 19K years

Evidence of Italians’ extraordinary genetic diversity dates back 19K years

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Credit: CC0 Public Domain In Europe, Italians have the highest genetic diversity. The gradient of their genetic variability, scattered all over the peninsula, encloses on a small scale the whole genetic variance between southern and continental Europeans. This amazing diversity started to accumulate soon after the Late Glacial Maximum, which ended approximately 19,000 years ago.…
Facebook didn’t mark ads as ads for blind people for almost 2 years

Facebook didn’t mark ads as ads for blind people for almost...

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For nearly two years, Facebook didn’t include a legible “Sponsored” label on ads for Facebook users who are blind or who have low vision.That meant that anyone using a screen reader—software which reads the words on webpages out loud—couldn’t tell the difference between their friends’ posts and paid ads, which are visually indicated with a…
Microsoft Solitaire turns 30 years old and still has 35M monthly players

Microsoft Solitaire turns 30 years old and still has 35M monthly...

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Microsoft’s Solitaire game is turning 30 years old today. Microsoft is celebrating the occasion with a world record attempt of the most games of Microsoft Solitaire completed in one day. 35 million people still play Solitaire monthly, according to Microsoft, with more than 100 million hands played daily around the world. Microsoft Solitaire was originally…
Average adult will spend 34 years of their life staring at screens

Average adult will spend 34 years of their life staring at...

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NEW YORK — Think you spend a lot of time staring at your computer screen? A new survey may surprise even the most screen-addicted tech user. Researchers say over the span of one’s life, the average adult will spend not months, not years, but decades gazing at their digital devices. A poll of 2,000 British adults,…
Accenture, accelerated: Three years of transformation in three months

Accenture, accelerated: Three years of transformation in three months

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In February of this year, I wrote an article asking: Can your enterprise survive the tech clash? The title was inspired by the Accenture's annual Technology Vision Report.  According to the Accenture Technology Vision 2020 Report, companies needed to balance 'value' with their stakeholder 'values' to successfully compete in the digital economy. To achieve this…
Show HN: Our daily learning site, TIL, is five years old

Show HN: Our daily learning site, TIL, is five years old

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I’m currently working on an app that forwards logging around to various locations on the Linux server. It’s a bit tricky for me to figure out where any action I take in the browser is being logged. I need those logs!A nice way to figure out where the logging is happening is to narrow it…