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Water sports’ battle for Hamilton Lake space could lead to confrontation

LIBBY WILSON Last updated 15:52, February 24 2017 PETER DRURY/FAIRFAX NZ Hamilton’s yachting and waka ama communities are struggling for space around Hamilton Lake. There’s tension at Hamilton’s Lake Rotoroa as sporting codes vie for space on and around the water. It’s a training spot for sailors, waka ama paddlers, dragon boaters and kayakers. And many all …

Why Don’t We Tip Flight Attendants? | Immodest proposal

Taken a U.S. flight recently? Think back to all of times you were able (or felt obliged) to tip along the way: the taxi driver, the shuttle driver, the server at the airport restaurant, the hotel bellman. Tipping just comes with the territory in America, especially when you’re the flying the friendly skies. Except, of course, …

Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Track Abusive Comments On New York Times, Other Sites

Google Inc. announced Thursday its new artificial intelligence software for weeding out particularly abusive or hateful remarks from comments sections in an attempt to restrict platforms to more thoughtful debate. The Menlo Park, California-based company launched the program, called Perspective, using an interactive demo allowing viewers to gradually purge three hypothetical comments sections—on climate change, the …