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    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/12/confessions-of-a-clintonworld-exile

    Confessions of a Clintonworld Exile

    Doug Band worked alongside Bill Clinton every day for nearly two decades, first as a body man and then as one of the primary architects of his lucrative and often-fraught post-presidency. Then came a seismic falling out with accusations of self-dealing and soap-opera-level psychodrama. Now, for the first time since leaving Clinton’s orbit, Band goes on the record about his days in Clintonworld.

    https://theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/12/ted-lasso-emily-paris-unquiet-americans/617275?utm_source=digg

    The New Comedy of American Decline

    "Ted Lasso" and "Emily in Paris" are works of escapism that grapple with the inescapable.

    https://atlasobscura.com/articles/oregon-trail-shortcuts?utm_source=digg

    The Deadly Temptation of the Oregon Trail Shortcut

    Dying of dysentery was just the beginning.

    https://infoworld.com/article/3596594/the-future-of-cobol-is-now.html

    The future of COBOL is now

    The COBOL skills gap is neither as extreme nor as straightforward as you might imagine. Here’s what companies can do to keep their COBOL systems running, and what would-be COBOL developers should know before taking the plunge.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/confirmed-navys-previously-unreported-2019-triangle-ufo-incident

    Confirmed: Navy's previously unreported 2019 Triangle UFO incident

    On Wednesday, The Debrief’s Tim McMillan gave us the most detailed look yet at the Pentagon’s ongoing research of unidentified flying objects, UFOs, or what the government refers to as “unidentified aerial phenomena.” Publicly announced earlier this year, the “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task…

    https://www.thedebrief.org/fast-movers-and-transmedium-vehicles-the-pentagons-uap-task-force/

    ‘Fast Movers’ and Transmedium Vehicles - The Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force

    Classified briefings and intelligence Reports offer an unprecedented glimpse into The Pentagon’s current investigation of UFOs.

    https://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/google-reveals-major-hidden-weakness-in-machine-learning

    Google Reveals Major Hidden Weakness In Machine Learning

    Deep learning algorithms are prone to a previously unknown problem, say a team of computer scientists at Google.