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Comment: Re:That's not the reason you're being ignored. (Score 1) 406

by dysmal (#48141789) Attached to: Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

It's liability. If they don't cover the directions every time according to script, they can be held liable if something happens. Remember that people can (and do) sue over very trivial things. There's a warning label on hair dryers to not use them in the bath tub. There's a warning on coffee cups.

Yes "everyone" knows the rules of flying yet somehow on every flight people still need to be reminded to PUT THEIR GOD DAMNED SEAT BELT ON DURING TAKE OFF AND LANDINGS.

+ - Ads to Invade Shapchat Soon, CEO Confirms->

Submitted by mpicpp
mpicpp (3454017) writes "Since its inception, Shapchat has been free of advertisements. But like it or not, that's about to change.
Speaking at a San Francisco conference on Wednesday, the startup's 24-year-old cofounder and chief executive Evan Spiegel said that ads are imminent. The ads will show up in the Snapchat Stories feature, in between photos and videos users have shared, The Wall Street Journal reported. At this point, they will not be targeted to users based on their interests.

Spiegel suggested that the ads won't be too disruptive to users.

"They're not fancy. You just look at it if you want to look at it, and you don't if you don't," Spiegel said at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, according to the Journal.

This will be the first source of revenue for Snapchat, which launched three years ago and was recently valued at $10 billion by investors. Users might not be thrilled with the idea of ads, but they could mean money in the bank for Snapchat and allow it to demonstrate its value to investors."

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+ - Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career->

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain.

Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers also found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

A Special Skill?

But what if some people have a special gift for multitasking? The Stanford researchers compared groups of people based on their tendency to multitask and their belief that it helps their performance. They found that heavy multitaskers—those who multitask a lot and feel that it boosts their performance—were actually worse at multitasking than those who like to do a single thing at a time. The frequent multitaskers performed worse because they had more trouble organizing their thoughts and filtering out irrelevant information, and they were slower at switching from one task to another. Ouch.

Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time. When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully."

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