Comment Re:The CEO who thinks differently is a fool (Score 1) 1014

While it is true that many low wage earners effectively pay no "federal income tax"

Not only do they not PAY it, they generally get credits out of the tax code that results in paying negative income taxes. They get "refunds" on taxes they do not pay. Those, of course, are just dollars transferred directly from other taxpayers.

Submission + - Big Data and Hadoop Online Training in Hyderabad (visualpath.in)

visualpathithyd writes: Big Data Hadoop training course lets you master the concepts of the Hadoop framework and prepares you for Cloudera's CCA175 Big data certification. With our online Hadoop training, you'll learn how the components of the Hadoop ecosystem, such as Hadoop 2.7, Yarn, MapReduce, HDFS, Pig, Impala, HBase, Flume etc.

Comment Re:Interesting idea.. (Score 3, Informative) 434

The American Petroleum Institute, in particular its members Exxon and Chevron, have been funding denial and manufacturing doubt ever since their own scientists told them of the risks of continued fossil fuel use back in the 80s (here is an empirical study describing their efforts to deny and deliberately misrepresent climate science findings, including from their own scientists).

And the reason fossil fuels appeared as cheap as they did was because the huge emission and pollution costs were being borne by the public, rather than the industry. If these externalised costs were factored in, the price of coal-fired electricity would triple (study) - and the RoI for investment in alternatives like renewables or nuclear would have been much larger. Likewise, the health and other external costs of oil exceeded $56 billion annually back in 2005, adding at least 23 to 38 cents per gallon (again without including climate costs).

External costs are a market failure. Regulation is one option to correct that failure, but it's not the only possible option. Feel free to choose a solution that fits your political preferences, but ignoring or hand-waving away the problem won't make it go away. You'll still be paying for it, with excessive health premiums, illnesses and lost productivity, and tens of thousands of avoidable deaths every year.

Comment Re:How much? (Score 1) 93

I cant imagine that being able to verbally tell the thermostat to set the temperature one degree higher is going to be worth and additional $269. Especially since my thermostat is in the hall, a good distance from where I usually am.

As long as the thermostat itself is smart and can interface with a smart ecosystem, location doesn't matter.

My Nest thermostat is in the upstairs hallway, but I can easily adjust it simply by asking the Amazon echo in the livingroom.

Submission + - Garantera en säker firandet av semesterperioden med dessa tips (noteoff.com)

andrewclubbe writes: Semesterperioden är onekligen den mest spännande tiden på året. Många hushåll var nu gjort dekorera sina hus och hade organiserat viktiga saker för att fira denna säsong. Men i vissa olyckliga fall, många hus var att fånga bränder, särskilt under semesterperioden på grund av problem med elektriska dekorationer och mycket mer relaterade bekymmer. På grund av detta, Irwin Consulting Services förberett några riktlinjer nedan för att hjälpa alla att ha en säkrare semester firande.

Levande julgran

Det rekommenderas att välja levande träd som var fräschare och grönare eftersom torrare träd var svaga mot bränder och kan fånga dessa lågor snabbt. Håll trädet borta från utrymme värmare, eldstäder och andra värmekällor, och för att säkerställa största möjliga säkerhet mot brand olyckor, placera en brandsläckare nära trädet. Levande träd behöver en bra mängd vattenförsörjning varje dag så se till att uppfylla detta ansvar. Du kan också välja en konstgjord träd som är "brandsäkra" för att garantera att trädet inte kommer att vara sårbara för bränder.

Elektriska anslutningar

Organisera elektriska anslutningar på rätt sätt. Under semesterperioden kommer din elektriska dekorationer säkerligen lägga till belastningen på dina uttag, men trots detta, lära sig att hålla allt för att undvika överbelastning och styra bort av elektriska och även brand olyckor.

Omslagspapper

Släng inte bort omslagspapper på eldstäder efter gåvan-ge i din familj. Det är viktigt att förhindra brand olyckor att hända så se till att avyttra sådana typer av papper på rätt sätt på papperskorgen kan eller vara resurser och återvinna dem. Papper kan snabbt fånga eld och även utlösa blixt bränder.

Stöd

Irwin Consulting Services ville att du skulle söka stöd av andra familjemedlemmar eller vänner i dekorera på högre platser. Om du använder en stege, se till att det finns en person som stöder sin bas för att säkerställa din säkerhet. Designa dessa lampor och andra dekorationer med en sinnesfrid eftersom du har en hjälpande hand nedan.

Dekorativ/julbelysning

Kontrollera om lamporna var säkert att använda innan du placerar dem på väggar, tak eller träd. Byt ut lamporna när du märkte några slitna ledningar, lösa anslutningar och trasiga uttag. Låt aldrig olyckor hända under din semester firande, så ta glitter och gnistrar till ditt hus med ljus som var mycket säker att använda.

Mindfulness

Var försiktig med att använda dekorativa lampor också. Lämna dem inte öppna medan du sover eller när du är utanför huset med hela familjen. Vänd alla av dem innan du går till sängs och lämnar huset så att det inte kommer att finnas några elektriska brand olyckor som startade från en kort.

Elektriska sladdar

Sladdar bör också vara säker från eventuella skador och inte vara vårdslös i att sätta dem på beställning. Du kan användas för att montera eller stödja dem med hjälp av naglar eller tackel, men det är inte en riktigt bra idé enligt några experter. Du uppmanas att använda krokar eller isolerade häftklamrar istället.

Ljus

Att sätta vackra ljus med härliga dofter gör lägga undra på din semester dekorationer, men det kan vara farligt om de var inom räckhåll för dina små barn eller husdjur. Lär dig de säkra fläckarna på ditt hus eller rum och Lägg dem där. Brännbara föremål bör aldrig vara nära med ljusen också.

Kvalitets ornament

Välj ornament som var starka nog att motstå lekfullhet eller nyfikenhet på dina små. Om du har mindre elektriska dekorationer, Lägg dem på högre platser så att dina barn och husdjur inte skulle leka med dem och orsaka vissa olyckor.

Fake Foods

Visar läckra utseende men falska livsmedel som en av dina semester dekorationer kanske inte är en bra idé särskilt för hushåll med små barn och husdjur eftersom de kan missförstå dessa livsmedel till riktiga och oavsiktligt äta dem. Att säga till dem att inte äta dem kan bara få dem att göra det på grund av deras makalösa nyfikenhet.

Festliga växter

Att sätta festliga växter på displayen kan också vara tanken på andra hushåll, men var försiktig på vilken typ av växter du ska Visa eftersom vissa var giftiga när en gång precis som de mest populära anläggningen under semesterperioden, den jul. Även om anläggningen är endast milt giftig, är det fortfarande bättre att säkerställa den allmänna säkerheten för dina barn och djur.

Som ett företag som ägnar sig åt allmän säkerhet, Irwin Consulting Services hoppas att de som nämns ovan upplyst dig att se till att din lyckliga och säkra semester firande med din familj, vänner och andra nära och kära.

Submission + - Benefits of Buying Used Packaging Equipment (valiantindustriesllc.com)

ValiantIndustries writes: Many kinds of equipment are required for the entire process of packaging. This includes filling machines, capping machines, labeling machines, and complete turnkey packaging systems. Other packaging equipment which is manufactured by many companies is bottle unscramblers, bottle rinsers, liquid fillers, and cappers, labelers, sleeving machines, sealing machines, conveyors, turntables, heat tunnels, sleeves, coders and support packaging machinery.
Whether buying a car for the family or production equipment for a manufacturing facility, looking for the best deal while getting a quality product is usually the number-one objective for most people. Savvy manufacturers will explore all options, including looking at used as well as new equipment and base their decision on what best meets their needs. And in the face of these hard economic times, it is imperative to look at all means necessary to cut costs and increase profits. In the long-run, buying used equipment is a viable option that may not only save money but also decrease downtime and establish relationships with used equipment dealers that will go the extra mile for a natural products manufacturer or raw material supplier.
Why Buy Used?
While buying new equipment may seem the obvious choice, many times, it is just not a practical reality. New equipment is often not readily available and companies in need of machinery may be quoted lead times of six months or more--time that they do not have. Used equipment, on the other hand, is available immediately, with a variety of comparable models from which to choose. Furthermore, a knowledgeable dealer can often locate equipment that is close to a manufacturer's facility, which may sidestep potential shipping costs.
Perhaps the greatest benefit in buying used is that a manufacturer's engineers can inspect a pre-owned machine first-hand while it is still installed and running product at its original place of business. This allows the manufacturers to see everything the machine does, what parts it has and its overall condition. New equipment purchases rarely if ever afford this luxury. Depending on the machine, new equipment customers will likely see either drawings or similar models of the machine that has yet to be manufactured, but not the specific machine being bought until it has been delivered.
        More Productivity
When you choose to buy used machines instead of new machines, the money you save may allow you to buy multiple machines—more than you had initially planned on buying. When you have more hardware within your packaging line, you’ll obviously be able to package more of your product, so your line will work quickly and more efficiently. Over time, you may find that this can increase the amount you’re able to ship to your suppliers, and in turn, you may be able to sell more of your product overall.
        Better Customer Support
Buying new machines often means you’re simply buying from a retailer looking to make a quick buck. While that isn’t necessarily a problem, buying a used machine means that you’re buying a product from people who have a vested interest in the machine’s efficiency and reliability. For that reason, they will likely be more receptive to any questions you have about your machine, and there’s a better chance they will also have the know-how to advise you should you have any concerns. In the case of buying new machinery for your packaging line, if you have concerns you may just be re-directed to the manufacturer. Sellers who specialize in used equipment often have more knowledge of the products they are selling and will be happy to answer questions for you.
        Bigger Selection
Choosing to buy used machines opens up a larger array of models to choose from. For example, if you have a set budget and a brand name’s newest model exceeds that budget, you may think you’re out of luck. However, if you buy a used machine, you may be able to get that newer-model machine at a cost that works with your budget. Your packaging line works best when it has great machinery on it, so why wouldn’t you opt to get the better machine.
Also, companies that would otherwise spend exorbitant fees for machines they will divest in a year or two can maximize cash flow by buying used. Even if the used machine requires modification, start-up costs and lead times can be appreciably less than costs and delays incurred from the purchase of a new machine. Moreover, buying used is that dealers will attempt to locate buyers for surplus equipment. Ideally, this infuses cash flow and creates floor space as soon as the project is complete. So next time you are in the market for Used Packaging Equipment, look towards Valiant Industries to get you the best rate possible.

Comment Re:Republican way.... (Score 1) 145

Dan Quayle's solution was to increase the size of the gallon.

You know, when Leno or Jon Stewart or Steven Colbert say completely outrageous insulting nonsense everyone assumes that it is supposed to be a joke. (Kathy Griffin had to go completely bonkers before she got called on the "joke" she made, but she expected we would all assume it was a joke to start with.) When a Republican politician says what is obviously a joke, everyone has a hissy fit and thinks he's serious.

I think "increase the size of the gallon" is a perfect joke answer to a complicated question that would take more time than Leno allows his guests to answer seriously. Given that Leno's show is supposed to be humor, responding humorously to one of his questions is to be expected.

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Submission + - Testimoni Difteri Dengan Jelly Gamat QnC (blogspot.co.id)

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Comment Re:Political tax (Score 1) 434

They very issue is they have such undue influence that we have better alternatives, but they're difficult to implement under the policy influence these companies have. And really its disingenuous to suggest we can't do both at the same time. "Hey, NYC politicians and lawers, go work on energy saving technology and federal policy, nobody else is doing it!" (I guess that last one is kinda true at the federal level at the moment, see my first point.)

Submission + - Download for both languages hindi and english uc news for pc (ucnewsbrowser.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The UC News Browser for PC is one of the uc browser varients that were created especially for use on desktop computers. By default, the app shows all it’s categories to it’s users which can be changed or edited in the settings.

Comment Fix their rails? (Score 1) 434

I feel there are questionable elements to the current research on man induced climate change (not to mention there are sooo many other forms of pollution that are way worse that we really need to stop. There's a toxic lake in China where byproduced are dumped from manufacturing all of our cheap crap).

However, I'm for this if they use the god damn money to fix their crumbling rail infrastructure. Penn Station needs to be completely renovated, and the subways are in desperate need of maintenance. But knowing the city officials in terribly corrupt cities like NYC, I'm sure it will all go into the pockets of big money contractors and fat cats.

Comment Re:Running this very thing in AWS right now (Score 1) 233

uname -a
******* 4.13.0-26-generic #29~16.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 9 22:00:44 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

My CPU is: Intel Core i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30Ghz

Updated my Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit this afternoon and all is well after reboot.
Ran sysbench tests on CPU and File IO before and after and noticed no difference.

Submission + - Up To Date Tips To Help You Find A Good Roofing Contractor

aequeensroofers1 writes: A comprehensive background check for just about any roof repair contractor you're planning to work with is a very vital part of negotiating with the local commercial residential roof repair contractor. Read through all the client reviews and feedback you could find, both online and by contacting former clients yourself. For the very best roof repair contractor, you will need to review these strategies and you could rest assured.

Your service provider becomes a team member and not just a local roof repair contractor when you sign an agreement. Try not to sign the agreement until you have deliberately perused every part of the agreement and have posed any questions with respect to anything you do not totally get it. It is recommended that the amount you are going to pay the initial down payment to be less than half of the entire amount. To see how organized your service provider is, try to sign the contract in his office.

When you're interviewing prospective roof repair contractors, be sure to provide all the details of your project so that they can offer you the very best advice and know exactly what you want. Make sure that your service provider has multiple opportunities to clarify items in the legal agreement by asking you questions. You need to maintain open communication to make certain things are done properly. Communicated regularly to really ensure that misunderstandings are identified and corrected.

All projects can be guaranteed success as long as there is good communication that involves detailed expectations and steady input. If a problem crops up, it's vital to address it as quickly as you can, while keeping a calm head and an open mind. The relationship you have with your temporary worker will go well as long as both sides communicate as often as possible and clearly as possible. All interactions with your local roof repair contractor must be kept in a detailed record so that you can avoid legal problems in the future.

Often times a low priced bid doesn't correlate to poor work on the roof repair contractor's part. You can get an idea of how much the service provider will make from your project with this simple formula; first find the cost of the materials that will probably be used and deduct that number from the bid. You need to always take the cost of the labor into account. If you find that the total costs involved will still allow some profit for the service provider, feel free to ask him for a legal contract.

When it involves finding a great roof repair contractor, you have to not rush the process. Friends and family may have some great recommendations for commercial residential roof repair contractors. Meeting a local roof repair contractor who impresses you could be done by using networking opportunities. After you've spoken with a great number of commercial residential roof repair contractors, you'll know which one is best for your particular project.

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Feed Techdirt: In Keeping And Improving News Comments, The Intercept Shows Websites What Giving A Damn Looks Like (techdirt.com)

For the last few years, the trend du jour in online media has been to demonize, vilify, then shutter the traditional news comment section. Usually these closures come with all manner of disingenuous nonsense about how websites are banning comments for the sake of "building relationships" or because the website in question just "really loves conversation." Usually, on-site users are then shoved toward social media silos at Twitter and Facebook we're told are "just as good" as an active, on-site community (read: doing this is cheaper and makes it somebody else's problem).

Traditionally, readers of these websites are told that news comments simply had to die because it's impossible to cultivate healthy discourse in the post-truth, mega-troll era. But as Techdirt and countless other websites have made clear for more than a decade, that's simply not true. And while being lazy, cheap and actively hostile to on-site community is any website's prerogative, this ignores the fact that online news comments are an excellent avenue for transparency and a tool to hold websites, and authors, accountable.

With so many websites muzzling community speech because they just so adore conversation, it's good to point out when websites swim upstream against this trend. For example the Intercept last month announced that the news outlet would be partnering with the The Coral Project at Mozilla to make their news comments system better via a myriad of changes to their commenting platform. The Coral Project interviewed some 300 individuals from 150 newsrooms in 30 countries as part of an effort to improve online discourse.

Informed by this research, The Intercept's changes include the ability to mute annoying users, the ability to track comment edits, a new offensive comment reporting feature, the "featuring" of exceptional comments by website staff, and the expanded ability of staff to interact with users that pose particularly important questions. Again, none of this is particularly revolutionary. Most of it involves treating readers like human beings. But in this day and age -- doing so is apparently now a revolutionary act.

As the Intercept's Glenn Greenwald and Rubina Madan Fillion note, lost in the vilification of comments sections as little more than troll gardens is the fact that on-site comments are a great way to hold journalists accountable:

"Journalists often tout their responsibility to hold the powerful accountable. Comments are a way to hold journalists themselves accountable. Unlike posts on social media, comments occupy the same space as the stories and travel with them as they’re shared across platforms. Comments also make it possible for people to share their reactions without having to connect them to a social media account. That’s why we continue to be strong proponents of comments and encourage our colleagues at The Intercept to read (and respond to) them."

Again, for better or worse news in the modern era is a conversation. Muting your on-site audience may feel good to editors on tight budgets, tired of trolls, and wistful for the bygone days of carefully-chosen letters to the editor, but it's doing your community (and the news industry at large) a disservice. As such, the Intercept's moves are a welcome change of pace for an industry that has spent the last few years insisting that muzzling your readership somehow represents a breathless dedication to quality online discourse.



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Feed Google News Sci Tech: Google cuts Logan Paul from YouTube show, preferred advertising after suicide video - USA TODAY (google.com)


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Google cuts Logan Paul from YouTube show, preferred advertising after suicide video
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SAN FRANCISCO — Logan Paul has been dropped by Google Preferred, which connects YouTube's most popular stars with brand advertisers, and from the YouTube series Foursome amid the sharp backlash over the popular vlogger's video of a suicide victim in ...
YouTube drops Logan Paul from Google Preferred and puts his Originals on holdTechCrunch
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Feed Google News Sci Tech: T-Mobile kicking off new Buy One, Get One deal on Apple, Samsung, and LG phones this Friday - TmoNews (google.com)


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T-Mobile kicking off new Buy One, Get One deal on Apple, Samsung, and LG phones this Friday
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One day after announcing that it added nearly two million customers in the final months of 2017, T-Mobile has some more good news to share. Starting this Friday, T-Mo is kicking off a Buy One, Get One deal on smartphones from Samsung, LG, and Apple ...
Why Apple Investors May Shrug Off T-Mobile's New iPhone X PromotionInvestor's Business Daily
T-Mobile offers up to $700 off second iPhone in latest promoAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
T-Mobile's New BOGO Sale Includes iPhone X, Galaxy S8Tom's Guide
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Comment Re:Sweet, sweet irony (Score 1) 145

I would reach my data cap in a single transaction if I was forced to do my hobby through cellular internet.

Good thing the FCC isn't trying to force you to use just cellular networking, huh? This request for comments has nothing to do with that.

That said, I didn't think I was living in the 1980s so I assumed I'd be able to pursue whatever hobby and job I wanted in the supposed "richest country in the world".

The FCC isn't telling you that you cannot pursue your hobby or job.

we might as well nationalize the infrastructure

I think the point is that where cellular is the best option, there IS no fixed infrastructure to nationalize. It's not there because it costs money to put it there, with few customers to repay the costs.

And the secondary point is, if you need gigabit speeds for your hobby or job, then picking someplace to live where you can't get that is a bad idea. If you want the peaceful surroundings of wilderness then gigabit internet isn't going to be a priority, or at least you should know you might have to drive into the next town to get access to it.

Comment Re: Political tax (Score 3, Interesting) 434

Soo... what do you expect then? An immediate halt to the world's oil supply? That would be the overnight death of NYC. And if we never had it to begin with, we'd all be shitting in outhouses right now while the rest of the world modernized, while New York is stuffed with 5 tons of horse shit per 10 square feet.

That's just a lawsuit that will never be won. Nonetheless, how much will their legal team cost?

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Violating a Website's Terms of Service Is Not a Crime, Federal Court Rules (eff.org) 82

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Good news out of the Ninth Circuit: the federal court of appeals heeded EFF's advice and rejected an attempt by Oracle to hold a company criminally liable for accessing Oracle's website in a manner it didn't like. The court ruled back in 2012 that merely violating a website's terms of use is not a crime under the federal computer crime statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. But some companies, like Oracle, turned to state computer crime statutes -- in this case, California and Nevada -- to enforce their computer use preferences. This decision shores up the good precedent from 2012 and makes clear -- if it wasn't clear already -- that violating a corporate computer use policy is not a crime.

Submission + - Top 3 Must-Try Healthy Winter Comfort Food Recipes! (fitnessaddictive.com)

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Comment Re:Automation (Score 1) 409

I've met two ways of dealing with this.
Mixed member proportional representation has some elected representatives tied to a specific electorate, and others are 'at large' and whose party affiliation makes the assembly's overall makeup proportional. Germany and New Zealand do this.

You can have each electorate elect multiple representatives, by some form of proportional representation. Canberra does this, having five electorates each electing five members.

There are bound to be other methods I haven't yet met.

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