How the last public execution in California gave us the meanest ghost in Napa

Some years before his public execution, William Roe convinced a friend to write a letter informing his family that he was dead.

According to that letter, Roe had been killed in a vague, accidental sort of way in the Black Hills. This was tragic for his family but exceedingly convenient for the career criminal, who was actually on the West Coast committing a series of misdeeds. Wanted by police, he decided faking his death in South Dakota was the best course of action for everyone.

Now nothing but a memory to his family, William Roe’s real, corporeal self began blazing a bloody trail across California. It was one particularly brutal murder that landed him in the Napa County Jail on the morning of Jan. 15, 1897, the day before the state of California was set to hang him by the neck until dead. Roe was at ease, chatting with reporters

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Big Tech staffers gave nearly $5M to Biden, less than $250G to Trump: report

Silicon Valley honchos have “overwhelmingly” contributed to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as the tech industry largely hopes President Trump is defeated on Election Day, according to a review of campaign finance data by WIRED  magazine.

“WIRED found that employees at Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Oracle have contributed nearly 20 times as much money to Biden as to Trump since the beginning of 2019,” the technology publication reported on Tuesday in a report headlined, “Silicon Valley Opens Its Wallet for Joe Biden.”

Conservatives and Trump supporters have long accused many tech companies of liberal bias and WIRED’s analysis found that “95 percent of contributions by employees of six big tech firms” have gone to Biden.


“Employees at Alphabet are Biden’s biggest financial backers in Silicon Valley, having donated just shy of $1.8 million, more

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Tim Cook Gave This Simple Reason Why Being a $2 Trillion Company Isn’t Apple’s Most Important Thing

Tim Cook was a guest at The Atlantic Festival, where he sat for a virtual interview with Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg. During their conversation Cook talked about everything from climate change, to how Apple is handling the pandemic, both from the perspective of working remotely, as well as what the company is doing to help.

It was at the end of the interview, however, when things shifted to something more personal. Goldberg asked Cook first about whether he had plans to leave (he says he doesn’t), and then what impact Apple’s $2 trillion market cap had on the company (it sits at just under that as of today’s date).

We’ll get to Cook’s response in a moment, because I think it says a lot about Apple and what has long drawn its most loyal fans to the company. That’s an important thing right now as the company has faced criticism over

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Google just gave away the Pixel 4a India launch date

Google Pixel 4a screen in hand 4
  • Google just gave away the India launch date for the Pixel 4a.
  • The phone will land in India on October 17.
  • It will go on sale through Flipkart.

Google has finally announced the India launch date for the Pixel 4a. The mid-range Google phone that debuted in the US back in August will reach Indian shores on October 17. Google confirmed the Pixel 4a India launch while replying to a query on Twitter.

It’s possible that Google’s Twitter account jumped the gun because we were initially expecting the company to announce the India availability of the Pixel 4a during the Pixel hardware event that concluded a few hours back. When that didn’t happen, we thought Google would put out an official Pixel 4a India launch announcement at a later date. Looks like the cat is finally out of the bag.

Google Pixel 4a India Launch Date

Where to buy the Google Pixel 4a in India and

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NVIDIA Just Gave Call Of Duty Gamers With GeForce Cards An Edge

One of the technologies NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang unveiled during the GeForce RTX 30-series launch event was NVIDIA Reflex. For those unfamiliar with it, NVIDIA Reflex is latency reduction technology that’s designed to minimize input lag, sometimes called input latency or end-to-end latency. That’s a fancy way of defining how long it takes for something to happen on-screen after a mouse click or keyboard input.

NVIDIA Reflex works by streamlining a few steps along the rendering pipeline to reduce overall latency. NVIDIA’s software tweaks to enable Reflex make more efficient use of available CPU and GPU resources and minimize driver overhead, which according to NVIDIA, can reduce latency by up to 50% in games that are updated to properly support the technology. That means when a gamer clicks their mouse button to fire a weapon or whips their mouse around to

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