The Supreme Court has struck down affirmative action policies at colleges and universities that use race as a factor in admissions decisions, ruling that they are illegally discriminating based on race and violating the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. stated that the Constitution forbids treating people differently based on their race and that students should be treated based on their experiences as individuals, not on the basis of race.
The impact of the rulings is likely to be limited in California, as the state already prohibits the use of race as an admissions factor in public universities, but the ruling extends the prohibition to private universities as well.
The Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in college admissions has generated a debate about its effectiveness in addressing inequality.
Some argue that race should not be the sole focus and that socioeconomic factors should be considered instead.
The discussion highlights the complexity of addressing historical injustices, the importance of understanding the context of discrimination, and the need to improve education and opportunities for disadvantaged communities.
Valve is no longer willing to publish games that contain AI-generated content, citing potential legal issues related to intellectual property rights.
The decision comes after a developer tried to release a game with AI-generated assets and received a message from Valve stating that the developer did not have the necessary rights for the art assets.
This move by Valve suggests that they are being cautious about potential copyright infringement issues surrounding AI-generated content, and it may have implications for the future of AI in game development.
The second edition of "The AWK Programming Language" is soon to be released, reflecting the changes in the Awk language and the computing world since the first edition in 1988.
The book will include historical documents, code snippets, and essays on Awk and related topics to provide readers with additional interesting and useful material.
There are multiple implementations of Awk, and readers can access the Awk source on GitHub and Gawk releases on GNU's website, as well as find a list of other Awk implementations compiled by Arnold Robbins.
Researchers have used pulsars, beacon stars in the Galactic neighborhood, to detect monster gravitational waves for the first time.
The waves are much larger and longer than the waves detected in 2015, with wavelengths of up to tens of light years.
This discovery could provide evidence of the existence of thousands of pairs of supermassive black holes in the Universe and their mergers, which will be further studied by the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission.