‘We’re in impeachment territory’: David Gergen, former presidential adviser, on Comey’s Trump memo

‘We’re in impeachment territory’: David Gergen, former presidential adviser, on Comey’s Trump memo“After watching the Clinton impeachment, I thought I would never see another one,” David Gergen said on CNN.



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Michigan Gov. Snyder on Flint: ‘Terrible decisions’ were made

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. With the water crisis gripping Flint threatening to overshadow nearly everything else he has accomplished, the Republican governor pledged a fix Tuesday night during his annual State of the State speech. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)Embattled Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he takes responsibility for the Flint water crisis, but shouldered the blame on “career civil service people” who didn’t use common sense.



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Xbox One Launch Woes Were Preventable, Next Console Likely Digital Download Only

MojoKid writes: Microsoft’s Xbox One launch didn’t go off exactly as planned in late 2013. Before the console’s release, the company was dogged over DRM restrictions with the console and concerns over its high price tag compared to its counterpart, the Sony PlayStation 4. Microsoft would attribute the higher price tag to the included Kinect camera — a peripheral that many gamers didn’t particularly care for. Former Xbox Chief Robbie Bach offered his two cents recently on the Xbox One — a console that launched years after he announced he retired from the company in 2010. Bach noted, regarding the Xbox One’s rocky launch, “…gosh, I think some of that was predictable and preventable.” As for the future of physical game media, Bach doesn’t think that the future will be so bright when it comes to DRM and always-connected requirements in the next generation of gaming consoles. He said that the next Xbox would “probably not” have physical media to speak of, with consoles adopting digital-only distribution.

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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do If You Were Suddenly Wealthy?

An anonymous reader writes: There are a few articles floating around today about comments from Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” the creator of Minecraft. He sold his game studio to Microsoft last year for $ 2.5 billion, but he seems to be having a hard time adjusting to his newfound fame and wealth. He wrote, “The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance. … Found a great girl, but she’s afraid of me and my life style and went with a normal person instead. I would Musk and try to save the world, but that just exposes me to the same type of a$ #@%&*s that made me sell minecraft again.” While he later suggests he was just having a bad day, he does seem to be dealing with some isolation issues. Granted, it can be hard to feel sorry for a billionaire, but I’ve wondered at times how I’d handle sudden wealth like that, and I long ago decided it would make the human relationships I’m accustomed to rather difficult. So, how would you deal with Notch’s problem? It seems like one the tech industry should at least be aware of, given the focus on startup culture.

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What If Your Hometown Were Hit By The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb?

While the graying Hiroshima Generations who survived the atomic bomb attack seven decades ago are struggling to pass their memories to the younger generations, much of the world has allowed that fateful morning on Aug 6, 1945 to slip from their minds.
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We're Actively Creating The Geekiest World In The Universe

It’s no secret that scientists are incredible, unrepentant geeks, so we really shouldn’t be surprised that the tentative maps for Pluto and Charon read like the most awesome mishmash of exploration history and popular culture to ever grace a planetary system.
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Currently Quantum Computers Might Be Where Rockets Were At the Time of Goddard

schwit1 writes: If quantum computing is at the Goddard level that would be a good thing for quantum computing. This means that the major fundamental breakthrough that would put them over the top was in hand and merely a lot of investment, engineering and scaling was needed. The goal of being able to solve NP-hard or NP-Complete problems with quantum computers is similar to being able to travel to the moon, mars or deeper into space with rockets. Conventional flight could not achieve those goals because of the lack of atmosphere in space. Current computing seems like they are very limited in being able to tackle NP-hard and NP Complete problems. Although clever work in advanced mathematics and approximations can give answers that are close on a case by case basis.

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