Summary of “Firefox takes a Quantum leap forward with new developer edition”

Today, that work takes a big step toward the mainstream with the release of the new Firefox 57 developer edition.
The old Firefox developer edition was based on the alpha-quality Aurora channel, which was two versions ahead of the stable version.
WebRender is due to arrive in Firefox 59, but the rest of Quantum is part of Firefox 57.
In integrating Stylo and WebRender into Firefox, much larger and more significant parts of the browser now use the new language.
The new developer edition also includes new developer tools.
Firefox 56 included a new debugger, bringing a range of new features such as support for source maps and support for seamlessly stepping through asynchronous code.
Grid introduces a new way of creating rich layouts in the browser, and the new Firefox inspector includes tools to help visualize the grid and understand how the page elements are related.
Firefox 57 is a big leap forward for the open source browser.

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Summary of “Uber’s New CEO Just Sent an Amazing Email to Employees-and Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence”

Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has been on the job only a matter of weeks, but a recent email to employees is proof positive that he’s the right man for the job.
Uber’s chief executive responded to the news with a remarkable email to employees.
In just a few short sentences, Uber’s new leader teaches some major lessons in emotional intelligence.
Uber’s new CEO follows what I refer to in my forthcoming book as one of the 10 commandments of emotional intelligence: the ability to learn from other perspectives.
Most important, the new CEO implied that to succeed, Uber has to change its de facto motto of “Disrupt first, ask questions later.” More than simply following the rules, Uber must go a step further: Essentially, it must convince regulators that it is willing to play nice with others.
After a series of mishaps and scandals kept Uber in the news for months-for many reasons-the company’s board of directors decided that former chief Travis Kalanick was no longer the right man for the job.
Looking to bring a sense of maturity and wisdom to Uber, the board unanimously voted Khosrowshahi, who was serving as the chief executive at travel company Expedia, to replace Kalanick as the new CEO. And from the beginning, Uber’s new leader made it clear that major adjustments were coming.
Thanks for everything you’re doing to make Uber the best company it can be, and particularly to our teammates in London and across the UK. -Dara.

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Summary of “What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?”

A recent survey of global city authorities carried out by the environmental non-profit CDP found 103 cities were at serious risk of flooding.
Chicago architectural firm UrbanLab was commissioned to design the masterplan for Yangming Archipelago in Hunan province: a new centre within the larger city of Changde, devised as a “New model for the future”.
UrbanLab says their vision combines a dense metropolis with a nature setting: “As a functional center, Yangming Archipelago will serve as an urban model, we expect it to lead the way to a new way of thinking about the city of the future.”
With 2.5 million residents of New York and New Jersey currently living within a designated flood zone, the Tri-State Region of the US is already vulnerable to flooding, and the outlook will only deteriorate with rising sea levels.
The aerial map above shows flooding in New Mastic in 2050 and, on the right, in New Mastic in 2050 after the proposed future development.
The team reimagined The Bight, the notch in the region’s coast where ocean currents pile sand, as a new “Landscape economic zone” that would blur the hard line between the city and the sea and create new spaces for habitation, conservation, work and play.
Per their vision, the coastline would be transformed into “The new urban frontier” with a vanishing barrier island at Sea Bright, NJ, by 2030; a retirement walkable community at Mastic Beach in NY by 2050; and New York City’s “New sunken central park” at Jamaica Bay by 2067.
He talks of relieving crowding in cities by building amphibious architecture on flood plains, or augmenting a city with pop-up floating structures on waterways – concert halls, stadiums, even rescue and relief units during disasters.

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Summary of “The best and worst fall 2017 TV shows, ranked in one chart”

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it once more with feeling: This is a bad fall for new television.
A combination of otherwise-committed talent, shifting debut schedules, and plain old lackluster ideas has resulted in a blah crop of shows that will struggle in the coming weeks to keep audiences tuned in.
Hulu’s adaptation of the popular Marvel comic series Runaways has promise, and ABC’s new comedy The Mayor is warm and funny.
On the nonfiction side of things, Ken Burns’s newest series The Vietnam War may indeed be one of the documentarian’s greatest works to date.
Well, it’s bleak out there, folks.
To illustrate exactly how bleak, we ranked the freshman TV series of fall 2017 fall on the quality spectrum.
Then we cross-referenced that assessment with each show’s level of silliness or seriousness, because no comedy/drama split could ever reconcile the fact that two of the season’s worst new shows – Fox’s The Orville and ABC’s Inhumans – are both ostensibly dramas that, despite their best intentions, are really pretty silly.
The result is the following matrix that should give you an idea of which new shows to check out and which ones to skip this fall.

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Summary of “Carmelo Anthony’s messy, painful and complicated legacy with the New York Knicks”

The message was designed to give hope to a Knicks team in the opening stages of a free fall, but the words take on a new meaning now for Carmelo Anthony as he heads to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-rounder.
In many ways, Anthony’s legacy as a Knick can be summed up in the same way you’d describe these two trades: extremely complicated.
Early in the 2014-15 season – a few months after Anthony signed a $124 million deal to remain with the New York Knicks – he was already having second thoughts about his decision.
Others will hang on to the idea that Anthony never had a chance to truly succeed in New York because of the Knicks’ perpetual roster and coaching instability.
If you want to start a fun argument among Knicks fans, ask them who Anthony’s most talented Knicks teammate was.
Several top members of Knicks management told associates that they felt they couldn’t win with Anthony and that his habits would negatively affect Porzingis and the other young Knicks, according to sources.
Still, Anthony kept coming back to the idea of starting over in a new city and with a new team – a feeling that ultimately won out.
Anthony felt plenty of pain amid all of the losing over the past three seasons in New York.

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Summary of “Keepers of the Secrets”

A sign above the door called it the “Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room for Rare Books and Manuscripts.” Inside, there were a handful of quiet researchers stooped at large wooden desks, and in the corner, presiding over a cart of acid-free Hollinger document boxes, was the archivist Thomas Lannon.
The reason an archivist should know something, Lannon said, is to help others to know it.
“MPLP,” as the paper’s doctrine became known, went on to be the rallying cry of the field, even as it seemed to transform the archivist from an assiduous historian into a corner-cutting technocrat, rushing to get linear feet of record out the door.
Most archivists got their start because they liked poring over archives.
In a large room, in the Long Island City building, I spoke with a young archivist who was processing the New York Review of Books collection.
Much as MPLP has sped up the work of archivists, more significant may have been its embrace of a philosophy about what matters in an archive.
“What warms my heart is when a person comes in and discovers what’s actually here,” Lannon, the archivist, said to me on a call a few weeks after I’d visited the library.
As a rule, he said, archivists at the library should give you the box you’ve asked for – but also suggest another box.

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Summary of “Jimmy Kimmel’s Rise as a Reluctant Health-Care Crusader”

In May, speaking through tears, Kimmel told the story of his newborn son, whose congenital heart ailment would require multiple surgeries.
His family’s experience had awakened Kimmel to the essential value of universal health insurance that didn’t impose lifetime caps or discriminate against patients with preëxisting conditions-it had made him an advocate for preserving Obamacare.
During the monologue, Kimmel, like Stewart did for years, played down his own credentials in a way that only bolstered the power of his message: “Health care is complicated. It’s boring. I don’t want to talk about it. The details are confusing. And that’s what these guys are relying on. They’re counting on you to be so overwhelmed with all the information, you just trust them to take care of you.”
If eight Republican supporters of the Graham-Cassidy bill can’t tell reporters what it does, how are they any more qualified to discuss it than a talk-show host who has spent the last few months paying close attention to health-care policy? It’s not Kimmel’s fault that he is one of the few informed, honest, and authentic voices raising the issue on our televisions.
The next night, after Cassidy and other politicians had spent the day dismissing Kimmel as a political novice who didn’t understand what he was talking about, Kimmel turned up the fire in a scathing ten-minute monologue, in which he not only demonstrated his facility with the facts but also roasted the politicians, including Lindsey Graham and Chris Christie, who had belittled him, and the cable commentators, namely Brian Kilmeade, who had characterized him as an overreaching member of the “Hollywood élite.” Channelling Stewart, the original Fox News agitator, Kimmel called Kilmeade a “Phony little creep.” And then he pulled back the Hollywood curtain to reveal the hypocrisy of Kilmeade’s criticism.
Kilmeade was “Such a fan”; he’d asked Kimmel for a blurb on his book; he bugged Kimmel’s agent looking for new projects.
If Stewart revealed that there was no difference between comedy and cable news, then Kimmel has shown-if the election of Donald Trump were not already proof-that there is little to separate entertainers from politicians.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” was a reasonable place to talk about health-care policy when it suited Cassidy.

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Summary of “A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.”

Polling data from Gallup and other organizations shows a long-running decline in confidence in banks and other big businesses – a concern not likely to abate after high-profile data breaches at Equifax and other companies.
More recently, economists – especially but not exclusively on the left – have begun pointing the finger at big business, and in particular at the handful of companies that increasingly dominate many industries.
Research from Mr. Haltiwanger and several co-authors has found that the most productive companies are growing more slowly than in the past, a hint that competitive pressures aren’t forcing companies to react as quickly to new innovations.
A recent working paper from economists at Princeton and University College London found that American companies are increasingly able to demand prices well above their costs – which according to standard economic theory would lead new companies to enter the market.
In Washington, where for years politicians have praised small businesses while catering to big ones, issues of competition and entrepreneurship are increasingly drawing bipartisan attention.
The newly formed Center for American Entrepreneurship will conduct research on the importance of new businesses to the economy and push for policies aimed at improving the start-up rate.
Its founding president, John Dearie, comes from big business – he was most recently the acting head of the Financial Services Forum, which represents big financial institutions.
“If new businesses are the engine of net new job creation, and if new businesses are the engine of innovation, and new business creation is at 30-year lows, that’s a national emergency.”

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Summary of “The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk”

Partway through the year, Jarle took Sammy aside and invited him to join an expedition to Antarctica.
Lennie Banks, a 32-year-old South African surfer, was supposedly floating on a board in the middle of the ocean, caught in a deadly riptide, when Jarle hoisted him aboard the Berserk.
The Berserk would stay here, in relatively safe harbor, while Jarle and a companion drove their ATVs 1,000 miles to the pole.
A friend of Jarle’s in Norway told him that the Berserk had fired its EPIRB-an emergency alarm that sends a rescue signal-around 5 P.M. on February 22, just one day earlier.
Sammy saw things: The teeth of the Berserk grinning through a white storm.
Sammy didn’t know that, in choosing to launch an expedition without the ap­proval of the Norwegian Polar Institute, which governs citizens’ activities on the continent, Jarle had become the first European to break the 50-year-old International Antarctic Treaty.
After Jarle’s fruitless search for the Berserk in 2012, the police fined him approximately $5,600 for failing to obtain a permit.
He’s also the old first mate of Jarle’s who got stabbed in Kamchatka on the 2011 Berserk expedition, thus avoiding the fateful trip south.

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