The Betches Study Abroad Guide To Florence | Betches

eeeeveryI know it’s hard to believe every aspect of being abroad was great, but even bad moments didn’t faze me, because at least I was experiencing them in Italy. I was also lucky enough to travel with an amazing group of people who made the experience even better. Obviously, studying abroad is about indulging yourself in, learning about, and adapting to another culture. However, if the people you study abroad with are all douchebags, fake, or unadventurous, you may as well prepare for a bad time.  My time in Florence was so incredible, I still preface a amount of stories with, “when I was abroad…” as though I just got back last week. View this post on Instagram A post …

Norwich council estate wins top architecture award

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA resident explains what she enjoys about her home An eco-friendly council estate in Norwich has scooped this year’s prestigious Riba Stirling Prize for architecture. The Royal Institute of British Architects gives out the award each year to the UK’s best new building. The estate, called Goldsmith Street, is made up of almost 100 ultra low-energy homes for Norwich City Council. It beat the likes of London Bridge Station and the Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, to the prize. Riba said the estate’s environmental credentials made it a “beacon of hope” and highly unusual for a mass housing development. Meet the residents of Goldsmith Street Riba Stirling Prize: The nominees in full …

What Your Major Says About You | Betches

quitecollege experience will feel like, and how other students perceive you. Will it matter after you graduate in terms of getting jobs? Not one bit. But it will affect your social life, which is the most important part of college, obviously. someAccounting And/Or Finance   wasn’t the most supportive thing to do in that moment, but whatever.  how to save money or if you know Looking into the future, you’re probably super pumped for the Wall Street summer internship your sister’s boyfriend to score for you, but spoiler alert: you’re really doing coffee runs and won’t see any daylight, so have fun with that, sweetheart! You’re likely on being the betchy version of Jordan Belfort (you know, without all those legal …

European risk report flags 5G security challenges

European Union Member States have published a joint risk assessment report into 5G technology which highlights increased security risks that will require a new approach to securing telecoms infrastructure. The EU has so far resisted pressure from the U.S. to boycott Chinese tech giant Huawei as a 5G supplier on national security grounds, with individual Member States such as the UK also taking their time to chew over the issue. But the report flags risks to 5G from what it couches as “non-EU state or state-backed actors” — which can be read as diplomatic code for Huawei. Though, as some industry watchers have been quick to point out, the label could be applied rather closer to home in the near …

Facebooks Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

The rapid rise of Slack — which has recently broken the 100,000 mark for paying businesses using its service — has ushered in a rush of competition from other companies across the worlds of social media and enterprise software, all aiming to become the go-to conversation layer for businesses. Today, Workplace, Facebook’s effort in that race, announced a milestone in its growth, along with a bigger push into video services and other improvements. The service — which starts at $1.50 per month per front-line worker and then has tiers of $4 and $8 — now has passed 3 million paying users, adding 1 million workers from mostly enterprise businesses in the last eight months. And to capitalize on Facebook’s growing …

This Tiny Doors art project is making a big impact in and outside of Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)Scattered across Atlanta are a series of unique doors too small to be opened yet large enough to amass a legion of fans around the world and the attention of businesses like Coca-Cola. In the short time she’s been making tiny doors, Singer has become an unofficial ambassador for the art style. She has fielded dozens of calls from aspiring artists in the US and around the world seeking advice on how to start their own miniature public projects. Tiny doors have appeared in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sydney, Australia, and countless cities in between. One artist who spotted Singer’s tiny doors on social media was McKay Lenker Bayer, a high school art teacher who lives in Provo, Utah. Bayer …

Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs

At its annual TechCon event in San Jose, Arm today announced Custom Instructions, a new feature of its Armv8-M architecture for embedded CPUs that, as the name implies, enables its customers to write their own custom instructions to accelerate their specific use cases for embedded and IoT applications. “We already have ways to add acceleration, but not as deep and down to the heart of the CPU. What we’re giving [our customers] here is the flexibility to program your own instructions, to define your own instructions — and have them executed by the CPU,” ARM senior director for its automotive and IoT business, Thomas Ensergueix, told me ahead of today’s announcement. He noted that Arm always had a continuum of …

Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track and predict their networks behavior

Security breaches and other activities that cause network surges and outages are all on the rise in the enterprise, and today, a startup called Forward Networks, which has built a clever way to help businesses monitor their network traffic to identify when things are going wrong, has raised a round of $35 million to continue expanding its business to meet that demand. The money, a Series C, is being led by Goldman Sachs, which in this case is both a strategic and financial investor. David Erickson, the startup’s co-founder and CEO, said the investment bank started out as a customer, and Joshua Matheus, MD for technology at Goldman Sachs, was so pleased with the results that he recommended the bank …

The “Golden Ratio” Can Be Found In The Human Skull, New Study Claims

The Golden Ratio, known as the Divine Proportion, is a ratio found in the natural world and countless works of art that’s widely associated with beauty (although, as we’ll explain later, most mathematicians really hate this idea). It’s said to be found in the work of Leonardo da Vinci, the architecture of the Parthenon, the shells of marine mollusks, and – according to a new study – the structure of the human skull. First thing’s first, the golden ratio is an infinite number approximately equal to 1.61803398875. It can be calculated by taking a line and dividing it into two unequal parts, with the length of the longer part divided by the shorter length being equal to the entire length divided by the …

How Extinction Rebellion put the world on red alert

The radical group has galvanised young and old. But in the year since it formed, what has life been like inside the movement? In the last week alone, members of Extinction Rebellion have been described as ecoradicals ignoring our economic doom (Times), a bloody mess (Daily Telegraph). They have been accused of tried to paint the Treasury red using 1,800 litres of fake blood and an old fire engine with a sign reading stop funding climate death. While its actions may seem controversial in some quarters, Extinction Rebellions rise and influence have undoubtedly been extraordinary, galvanising young and old across party lines. Last October, the journalist and activist George Monbiot introduced the group in the national press, a homegrown movement …

Pillow Talk to Bonnie and Clyde: the greatest Wayne Fitzgerald main titles

The esteemed designer, who died this week, left behind a career of work on some of Hollywoods biggest and most-loved films This Monday marked the death of main title designer Wayne Fitzgerald at the age of 89. One of the great movie and television craftsmen of the past half century, if you dont recognize Fitzgerald by name, youre probably still familiar with his body of work, which included a filmography boasting more than 450 credits and which earned him three Emmys over the course of his career. Alongside the likes of Saul and Elaine Bass, Dan Peri and Pablo Ferro, Fitzgerald turned the craft of title design so often taken for granted into an art form unto itself. The full …

Blocked sidewalks: how boulders became a flashpoint in San Francisco’s homeless crisis

In a city with a $12bn budget and tech millionaires, more than 8,000 people are forced to sleep on the streets each night They appeared seemingly from out of thin air last month: two dozen knee-high boulders, at first glance, unremarkable, placed with remarkable precision along a sidewalk in a quiet alley in San Francisco. Within days, they became a flashpoint for a city in the midst of a homeless crisis. Residents of the Clinton Park alley, located to the north of San Franciscos trendy Mission District neighborhood, funded the rock installation to deter loitering after what they described as a year of flagrant drug-dealing and unpredictable behavior. Housing advocates and other civically minded critics were quick to call the …

The Shirk Report Volume 546

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – This dog’s Halloween costume – That was close | That was closer – The show must go on – These stairs have a ‘Beast Mode’ option – Love ordering pizza but hate receiving/eating it? – Shat it is – This back tat – Steeerike! – Oh goodie, more advancements in robotics – Wait for it – Don’t fight it | Ditto for this – How …

‘Now it’s just ghosts’: Yemenis living under the shadow of death by airstrike

Four years of war has not brought Saudi Arabia any closer to victory, but all over Yemen ordinary people are suffering It has started to rain and the angry sky is threatening thunder, but a lone figure is picking his way through the rubble of Dhamar detention centre in Houthi-controlled northern Yemeni flags draped in front of a building bombed in a coalition airstrike in the centre of the city of Saada on 13 September 2019. The scorched earth strategy has not brought Saudi Arabia any closer to winning this war. Its crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, then defence minister, launched Operation Decisive Storm in March 2015 after the Iran-backed Houthis took the capital Sanaa, forcing Hadi to flee to …

Giorgio Armani: ‘Japan always keeps its soul’

The fashion supremo on how a simple table sparked his love for Japanese design I loved how spare those tables looked, the restraint and grace. What I find so particularly interesting is the sense of calm that pervades all things Japanese. On top of that, I am struck by how in Japan modernity mingles seamlessly with history. The Japanese manage to convey the sense that they are able to look both backwards to tradition and forwards to the unknown future with equal ease. This is quite a cultural accomplishment. In 1981 my interest for the Japanese aesthetic, fuelled by a steady diet of Kurosawa, of old and new, went full-blown in one of my most iconic collections an epic commercial …