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Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?
On 22 June, 2013, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the John Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, set out to simulate the effects of a biological attack on the US. The project was called Operation Dark Winter.
What they discovered was that the country was ill prepared to cope. Within two weeks there would be enormous civilian casualties, a catastrophic breakdown in essential institutions, and mass civil unrest. Food supplies, electricity and transport infrastructures would all collapse.
Facebook reports Irish same-sex marriage referendum and US supreme court decision drove increase in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex users
The number of Australians coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer on Facebook daily has doubled since the start of 2015, the social media network has announced.
Facebook measured the number of LGBTIQ Australians by monitoring which of its 14 million Australian users changed the “interested in” field to reflect a same-gender interest, an interest in both genders, entering into a same-sex relationship, or used a custom gender on their profile.
Alphabet convinces federal transportation safety board that the software in its self-driving cars is considered the driver, not the human inside
A computer is a driver, the government says.
Alphabet’s Google unit persuaded the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration that the software behind some of its automated cars – which lack basic things like steering wheels and brake pedals – should be considered the driver rather than the human inside, according to a letter from the agency last week.
The latest HTC Vive Pre update includes Direct Mode, which lets your PC’s GPU talk directly to your headset’s displays. Valve has also nailed down a long list of minor bugs.
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Regulator under scrutiny after employee allegedly used credentials to track down nurse’s home address and phone number
Australia’s health practitioner regulator has notified the health privacy watchdog of allegations an employee of the agency assaulted a nurse after he used his credentials to track down her home address and home number.
On Tuesday Guardian Australia revealed the incident, along with several others, which raise serious concerns medical practitioners could be at risk of further assaults, fraud and unauthorised access to their personal data.
Indie developer Julien “Orteil” Thiennot has released a long-awaited update for his hit browser game Cookie Clicker, adding several new features and improvements in a bid to reignite a global addiction to virtual confectioneries.
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After 13 years of delivering gamers video content and blogs, games media outlet GameTrailers has shut down for business, the outlet announced Monday.
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