The Daily Populous

Saturday September 22nd, 2018 day edition

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Unfortunately, he has also been diagnosed with cancer that, despite having beaten it twice before, he has now been told is terminal.

Taylor worries he won't live long enough to see the games he has been excited for, Super Smash Bros.

Ultimate and Devil May Cry 5, release in a few months.

Taylor has tweeted about this wish before, which gained some attention, which then set off a chain reaction across gaming subreddits driving attention to his wish.

Fortunately, Nintendo was made aware of this, and flew a demo build of the game to him early this morning.

Taylor's friends and family got to play the game for three hours today and let him take a whole bunch of pictures he promises to put up.

In 2017, Nintendo secretly flew an advance copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Gabe Marcela, a 26-year-old with hours left to live. »

Want to convince someone that you’re human? This one word could do the trick

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Suppose you and a humanoid robot stood before a judge who planned to kill the nonhuman.

Volunteers came up with words like “love,” “mercy,” and “banana”—perhaps thinking that a machine wouldn’t have use for such verbiage.

The winningest word had, surprisingly, nothing to do with human emotion, but rather with a different ability altogether: “poop.” »


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According to Billboard, METALLICA’s self-titled 1991 album (often referred to as The Black Album ) has scored its 500th nonconsecutive week on the Billboard 200 chart.

It is now one of only four albums with 500 weeks or more on the tally.

In 2014, “Metallica” became the first album to sell 16 million copies since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. »

Eric Schmidt, ex-Google CEO, predicts internet bifurcation with China

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"I think the most likely scenario now is not a splintering, but rather a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and a non-Chinese internet led by America.

Schmidt's predictions come at a time when his successor at Google, CEO Sundar Pichai, has stirred up controversy around the company's strategy in China.

Reportedly, Google has been developing "Project Dragonfly," a censored version of its search engine that could appease authorities in China. »

China said to call off trade talks as tariff war escalates: WSJ

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China has canceled planned trade discussions with the United States as both sides escalate their dispute in the wake of a new round of tariffs, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

This week, President Donald Trump slapped a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods ahead of scheduled trade talks with Beijing, placing 10 percent duties on $200 billion of goods.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had been pressing ahead with attempts to restart trade talks with China. »