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Some people are surprised to find out Pismo beach has beavers. Not me. They’ve been bemoaning and complaining about them for years. The very most beaver-friendly ranger of the bunch offers a talk entitled “Beavers: Adorable Wildlife or Destructive Pests?” Um, can I pick neither? Well, it looks like they have decided to make a little lemonade with their lemons. Discover the beaver’s physical adaptations, their role in our country’s westward expansion, why they were hunted, and their local history. Search for evidence of their activities during a short walk. Dress for wind/weather with comfortable shoes. Bring insect repellent and water: binoculars a plus. Meet at Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, Guiton Hall meeting room, Oceano Campground, 555 Pier Ave, Oceano. Moderate walk, 0.5 miles, 2 hours   Gee that sounds fascinating. Dress up in a beaver coat and put on goggles while a ranger tells you about their adaptions. Then tells you how they were all killed for their fur and not native to California anyway. Can we take a hike to see some of the damage they caused too? Look Timmy, this culvert was flooded by beavers and we had to rip the dam out with a back hoe! And look, this beautiful tree was eaten by those destructive monsters! Sigh. Beaver education ain’t what it used to be! I found this lovely image on reddit the other day, it has a strange gaming community origin but I think we should just pause to enjoy its wistful beauty: posted by Demiansky. Song of the Eons is the game. The creator notes: Ancient legends recount High Beaver civilizations damming rivers as great as the Nile or the Ganges, resulting in Beaver Lakes capable of supporting a continent’s worth of population in great beaver cities the size of the Aral Sea. Read more…
          

Re: financial security (protect from theft-ID and others)

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Isopensione senza ANF

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Un  dipendente che va in isopensione (art. 4 legge Fornero) perchè non ha diritto agli assegni per nucleo familiare? Eppure, l’incentivo all’esodo viene certificato dall’INPS quale reddito di lavoro dipendente nella Certificazione Unica. Qual è la normativa o prassi di riferimento?

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Reddito di cittadinanza: requisiti e sussidio

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Guida rapida al Reddito di Cittadinanza: requisiti di accesso, di cittadinanza, residenza, soggiorno ed economici, calcolo ed esempi pratici.

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Gallarate - “Reddito di cittadinanza, Gallarate sia di esempio” - Gallarate/Malpensa - Varese News

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I pentastellati plaudono all'iniziativa di Clara, che vuole fare qualcosa di utile per la sua cttà, ma criticano la posizione del sindaco Cassani verso "un provvedimento targato M5S, di cui tante usufruiscono brave persone, gente onesta e volenterosa"
          

Misure di Prevenzion La corte Costituzionale ne dichiara parzialmente l'illegittimità

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Misure di Prevenzione: la Corte Costituzionale ne dichiara in parte l'illegittimità Il presupposto giustificativo della confisca di prevenzione e, pertanto, dello stesso sequestro, che ne anticipa provvisoriamente gli effetti, è la [Corte Cassazione Sezioni Unite 2.02.2015 n. 4880] basata sulla sproporzionalità tra reddito dichiarato e valore dell’acquisto, quando non si riesca a giustificarne la legittima provenienza. Allo stesso modo, in ipotesi della c.d. [art. 12-sexies D.L. n. 306/1992; art. 240bis c.p.] si fa riferimento alla presunzione che le risorse economiche, sproporzionate e non giustificate, rinvenute in capo al condannato derivino dall’accumulazione di illecita ricchezza, di cui il soggetto non sia riuscito a giustificarne la provenienza lecita. La Corte, nel procedere al vaglio delle questioni sollevate dai Giudice remittenti, non ha omesso di considerare come la giurisprudenza della Corte di Cassazione, successivamente alla Sentenza De Tommaso c/ Italia, si sia adoperata nel circoscrivere l’area dei beni confiscabili, limitandoli a quelli acquisiti durante il periodo in cui, sulla base di elementi di fatto, il soggetto interessato risulti effettivamente impegnato in attività delittuose [Cass. Sent. n. 33/2018]. Vero è che, pur non avendo natura sanzionatoria – ma meramente ripristinatorio – sta di fatto che la misura del sequestro preventivo finalizzato alla confisca, finisce con l’incidere in maniera notevole sui diritti di proprietà e di iniziativa economica (artt. 41 e 42 della Costituzione e art. 1 Prot. Addiz. CEDU). Muovendo da tali assunti, la Corte Costituzionale con la sentenza n. 24 in commento ha quindi esaminato la questione di garanzia della previsione per legge, tanto della sorveglianza speciale, con o senza obbligo o divieto di soggiorno, quanto del sequestro e della confisca di prevenzione e ciò in relazione a due delle fattispecie normative di cosiddetta “pericolosità generica” di cui all’art. 1, numeri 1) e 2) della Legge n. 1423 del 1956 poi confluite nell’art. 1, lettere a) e b) del Decreto Lgvo n. 159/2011. L’attenzione è stata quindi rivolta verso quelle fattispecie relative a soggetti e a [art. 1 Codice Antimafia]. Con la sentenza n. 25, la Corte Costituzionale si è invece soffermata sulla questione relativa alla vaghezza, indeterminatezza e non prevedibilità della prescrizione di imposta con la misura della sorveglianza speciale [art. 75, comma 2 del D. Lgvo n. 159/2011]. Tutte le questioni così poste si pongono nel punto di confluenza della giurisprudenza delle tre Corti e precisamente, della sentenza n. 282 del 2010 della Corte Costituzionale [che aveva ritenuto la conformità al principio di legalità della prescrizione del “vivere onestamente”]; della sentenza De Tommaso della Corte EDU [che ha condannato l’Italia per l’insufficiente delimitazione degli obblighi di “vivere onestamente” e rispettare le leggi”, così violando il principio di prevedibilità della condotta da cui consegue la limitazione della libertà personale] e della sentenza della Corte di Cassazione, Sezioni Unite penali n. 40076 del 2017 [secondo cui le “prescrizioni come il “vivere onestamente” e il “rispettare le leggi” non impongono comportamenti specifici ma contengono un mero ammonimento morale, la cui genericità e indeterminatezza dimostra l’assoluta inidoneità ad integrare il nucleo di una norma penale incriminatrice”]. D’altro canto, pur muovendo dal presupposto che il Giudice della prevenzione possa applicare le misure ivi previste anche in assenza di un procedimento penale (di merito) correlato, in virtù della ritenuta autonomia e assenza di pregiudizialità dell’azione di prevenzione, non c’è dubbio che già all’indomani della citata Sentenza EDU De Tommaso, per la qualificazione della pericolosità c.d. generica, la Giurisprudenza della Cassazione abbia affermato che, per l’applicazione delle Misure di prevenzione, non sono sufficienti “meri indizi” (locuzione invece utilizzata per la c.d. pericolosità qualificata che fa riferimento – art. 4 D. Lgvo n. 159/2011 – agli indiziati di appartenere ad associazioni mafiose); che l’esistenza di una sentenza di proscioglimento nel merito per un determinato fatto impedisce che lo stesso fatto possa essere assunto a fondamento della misura; che, infine, occorre un pregresso accertamento in sede penale della effettiva commissione di un fatto costituente reato. Tuttavia, continua la Consulta, attesa l’assenza di un automatico adeguamento alla giurisprudenza della CEDU, si impone un bilanciamento di interessi sì da assicurare in via interpretativa, contorni sufficientemente precisi sia alla fattispecie prevista dall’art. 1, lettere a e b del D. Lgvo n. 159/2011, sia alla previsione contenuta nell’art. 75, comma 2 dello stesso Decreto legislativo. E così, precisa la Corte Costituzionale, la locuzione , deve concretizzarsi in “categorie di reato” di cui il Tribunale, chiamato ad applicare la misura di prevenzione, deve dar conto in quanto si tratti di a) delitti commessi abitualmente (e dunque in un significativo arco temporale) dal soggetto; b) che abbiano effettivamente generato profitti in capo a costui; c) i quali profitti, a loro volta, costituiscano – o abbiano costituito in una determinata epoca – l’unico reddito del soggetto, o quanto meno una componente significativa di tale reddito. Ai fini invece dell’applicazione della misura personale della sorveglianza speciale, con o senza obbligo o divieto di soggiorno, dovrà valutarsi l’effettiva pericolosità del soggetto per la sicurezza pubblica, restando anticostituzionale la disposizione che preveda come delitto (art. 75, comma 1 del Codice Antimafia) o come reato contravvenzionale (art. 75, co. 2 stesso Codice) l’inosservanza delle prescrizioni di “vivere onestamente” e di “rispettare le leggi” da parte del soggetto sottoposto alla misura di prevenzione della sorveglianza speciale con obbligo o divieto di soggiorno. Analogamente sono da ritenere illegittime per violazione della Costituzione l’art. 4 comma 1, lettera c), del d.lgs#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/13636&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com. n. 159 del 2011, nella parte in cui stabilisce che i provvedimenti previsti dal capo II si applichino anche ai soggetti indicati nell’art. 1, lettera a); nonché l’art. 16 del d.lgs#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/13636&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com. n. 159 del 2011, nella parte in cui stabilisce che le misure di prevenzione del sequestro e della confisca, disciplinate dagli articoli 20 e 24, si applichino anche ai soggetti indicati nell’art. 1, comma 1, lettera a). La Corte ha infine precisato che la sentenza non tocca le norme che consentono di applicare misure di prevenzione nei confronti degli indiziati di delitti di mafia, terrorismo, violazioni della disciplina sulle armi, violenza sportiva, corruzione, atti persecutori. 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Microsoft aiuta i senzatetto di Seattle in questo modo...

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Microsoft sta facendo il suo più grande impegno di 500 milioni di dollari e lo sta usando per combattere i senzatetto. Mercoledì scorso, il gigante del software ha annunciato che prevede di utilizzare i soldi per sviluppare alloggi a prezzi accessibili nella regione di Puget Sound di Seattle e sta puntando le opzioni abitative ai lavoratori con reddito medio-basso, riporta The Seattle Times . Si tratta di lavoratori che “insegnano ai nostri bambini nelle scuole e spengono i fuochi nelle nostre case e ci tengono in vita in ospedale”, ha detto il presidente di Microsoft Brad Smith nel rapporto.

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The moral mathematics of letting people die

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Imagine that, while walking along a pier, you see two strangers drowning in the sea. Lo and behold, you can easily save them both by throwing them the two life preservers located immediately in front of you. Since you can’t swim and no one else is around, there is no other way these folks will […]

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An ancient tree is the first ever found to have a record of Earth's magnetic field reversal

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Trees give us a unique glimpse into our past. An examination of tree rings can show us what the climate was like in a given year. Was it a wet winter? Were there hurricanes in the summer? Did a forest fire ravage the area?

An ancient tree in New Zealand is the first to provide evidence of the near reversal of the Earth's magnetic field over 41,000 years ago.

Over the past 83 million years there have been 183 magnetic pole reversals, a process that takes about 7,000 years to complete.


"It's not a sudden flip, but a slow process, during which the field strength becomes weak, very probably the field becomes more complex and might show more than two poles for a while, and then builds up in strength and [aligns] in the opposite direction," Monika Korte, the scientific director of the Niemegk Geomagnetic Observatory at GFZ Potsdam in Germany, said according to Live Science.

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During this process, the Earth can be bombarded with dangerous cosmic rays shot out of the sun.

The last time this happened was 772,000 years ago and, since, the magnetic field has almost reversed 15 times.

via Reddit

One of these near reversals was during the lifespan of an ancient Agathis australis — better known as its Māori name kauri — that was recently unearthed 26-feet below ground during the construction of a geothermal power plant in New Zealand.

The tree lived for 1500 years from between 41,000 and 42,500 years ago during a period known as the Laschamp Excursion.

"There's nothing like this anywhere in the world," Alan Hogg, from New Zealand's University of Waikato, said according to Newsweek. "This Ngawha kauri is unique."

RELATED: Nonprofit plants its 250 millionth tree in order to help heal the planet

The kauri's rings contain a complete record of the near reversal and it's the first time a tree that lived through the entire event has been discovered.

Samples of the tree are being analyzed by a team led by ChrisTurney from the University of South Wales. By understanding the near reveral's effect on the tree, scientists hope to learn what to expect next time it happens.

"We will have increased cosmic radiation. It will take out satellites and it might take out other communication infrastructure," Alan Hogg, from New Zealand's University of Waikato, said.

The effects of a magnetic field change are of increasing interest to scientists after reports last September showed the Earth's northern magnetic pole moved at an unexpectedly fast rate tate towards Siberia.

"Because the Earth's magnetic field has a major effect on how much radiocarbon carbon is formed in the upper atmosphere, these precious analyses will allow us to investigate the magnitude and rate of change when the magnetic field reversed during the Laschamp; something not possible before and of great interest given recent changes in the Earth's magnetic field," Turney said.


          

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CppCon 2019 Trip Report and Slides

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Having been back from CppCon 2019 for over a week, I thought it was about time I wrote up my trip report.

The venue

This year, CppCon was at a new venue: the Gaylord Rockies Resort near Denver, Colorado, USA. This is a huge conference centre, currently surrounded by vast tracts of empty space, though people told me there were many plans for developing the surrounding area.

There were hosting multiple conferences and events alongside CppCon; it was quite amusing to emerge from the conference rooms and find oneself surrounded by people in ballgowns and fancy evening wear for an event in the nearby ballroom!

There were a choice of eating establishments, but they all had one thing in common: they were overpriced, taking advantage of the captured nature of the hotel clientelle. The food was reasonably nice though.

The size of the venue did make for a fair amount of walking around between sessions.

Overall the venue was nice, and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Pre-conference Workshop

I ran a 2-day pre-conference class, entitled More Concurrent Thinking in C++: Beyond the Basics, which was for those looking to move beyond the basics of threads and locks to the next level: high level library and application design, as well as lock-free programming with atomics. This was well attended, and I had interesting discussions with people over lunch and in the evening.

If you would like to book this course for your company, please see my training page.

The main conference

Bjarne Stroustrup kicked off the main conference with his presentation on "C++20: C++ at 40". Bjarne again reiterated his vision for C++, and outlined some of the many nice language and library features we have to make development easier, and code clearer and less error-prone.

Matt Godbolt's presentation on "Compiler Explorer: Behind the Scenes" was good and entertaining. Matt showed how he'd evolved Compiler Explorer from a simple script to the current website, and demonstrated some nifty things about it along the way, including features you might not have known about such as the LLVM instruction cost view, or the new "run your code" facility.

In "If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It", Matt Butler talked about security and trust, and how bad things can happen if something you trust is compromised. Mostly this was obvious if you thought about it, but not something we necessarily do think about, so it was nice to be reminded, especially with the concrete examples. His advice on what we can do to build more secure systems, and existing and proposed C++ features that help was also good.

Barbara Geller and Ansel Sermersheim made an enthusiastic duo presenting "High performance graphics and text rendering on the GPU for any C++ application". I am excited about the potential for their Copperspice wrapper for the Vulkan rendering library: rendering 3D graphics portably is hard, and text more so.

Andrew Sutton's presentation on "Reflections: Compile-time Introspection of Source Code" was an interesting end to Monday. There is a lot of scope for eliminating boilerplate if we can use reflection, so it is good to see the progress being made on it.

Tuesday morning began with a scary question posed by Michael Wong, Paul McKenney and Maged Michael: "Will Your Code Survive the Attack of the Zombie Pointers?" Currently, if you delete an object or call free then all copies of those pointers immediately become invalid across all threads. Since invalid pointers can't even be compared, this can result in zombies eating your brains. Michael, Paul and Maged looked at what we can do in our code to avoid this, and what they are proposing for the C++ Standard to fix the problem.

Andrei Alexandrescu's presentation on "Speed is found in the minds of people" was an insightful look at optimizing sort. Andrei showed how compiler and processor features mean that performance can be counter-intuitive, and code with a higher algorithmic complexity can run faster in the right conditions. Always use infinite loops (except for most cases).

I love the interactive slides in Hana Dusikova's presentation "A State of Compile Time Regular Expressions". She is pushing the boundaries of compile-time coding to make our code perform better at runtime. std::regex can be slow compared to other regular expression libraries, but ctre can be much better. I am excited to see how this can be extended to compile-time parsing of other DSLs.

In "Applied WebAssembly: Compiling and Running C++ in Your Web Browser", Ben Smith showed the use of WebAssembly as a target to allow you to write high-performance C++ code that will run in a suitable web browser on any platform, much like the "Write once, run anywhere" promise of Java. I am interested to see where this can lead.

Samy Al Bahra and Paul Khuong presented the final session I attended: "Abusing Your Memory Model for Fun and Profit". They discussed how they have written code that relies on the stronger memory ordering requirements imposed by X86 CPUs over and above the standard C++ memory model in order to write high-performance concurrent data structures. I am intrigued to see if any of their techniques can be used in a portable fashion, or used to improve Just::Thread Pro.

Whiteboard code

This year there were a few whiteboards around the conference area for people to use for impromptu discussions. One of them had a challenge written on it:

"Can you write a requires expression that ensures a class has a member function with a specified signature?"

This led to a lot of discussion, which Arthur O'Dwyer wrote up as a blog post. Though the premise of the question is wrong (we shouldn't want to constrain on such specifics), it was fun, interesting and enlightening trying to think how one might do it — it allows you to explore the corner cases of the language in ways that might turn out to be useful later.

My presentation

As well as the workshop, I presented a talk on "Concurrency in C++20 and beyond", which was on Tuesday afternoon. It was in an intermediate-sized room, and I believe was well attended, though it was hard to see the audience with the bright stage lighting. There were a number of interesting questions from the audience addressing the issues raised in my presentation, which is always good, though the acoustics did make it hard to hear some of them.

Slides are available here.

~trip_report()

So that was an overview of another awesome CppCon. I love the in-person interactions with so many people involved in using C++ for such a wide variety of things. Everyone has their own perspective, and I always learn something.

The videos are being uploaded incrementally to the CppCon YouTube channel, so hopefully the video of my presentation and the ones above that aren't already available will be uploaded soon.

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> They've hired a business expert to handle the business stuff at a tech company. At a successful consumer-facing company, "business" is a service provider like IT. Product people are the ones guiding the direction of the company, not business people. The finance or business side is setting guardrails for where the company can go, and is offering support and insight, but it isn't setting the direction. One of the reasons for this is that the kind of work a company like Stack Overflow does requires a lot of non-obvious long-term investment. Making sure a large software product remains viable not just next year, but next decade, is difficult and painful. I've seen this kind of thing happening, when a company had a tough spot, business people came in, made it all better in the short run, but as a side-effect, ensured that the company had no long-term future. > if redditors on r/finance complained that the CTO only had a tech-degree This analogy would work if we were talking about the CFO here, but we're not. We're talking about the CEO. If you're creating a software product, you need a software person as your CEO.
          

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<blockquote> Why is this a bad thing? They’ve hired a business expert to handle the business stuff at a tech company. Imagine the other way round, if redditors on r/finance complained that the CTO only had a tech-degree, and no background in finance, and therefore would do a horrible job as they couldn’t learn about or be trusted with budgets…. </blockquote> This analogy doesn’t quite work though, because while a CTO is clearly the tech guy, and a CFO and COO are clearly business-oriented, the focus of a CEO is not set in stone in the same way. As Michael says, there’s a case to be made that a CEO should also have a good understanding of the product line-up as it is, and where they want to take it. It doesn’t guarantee success, but among other things, it gives the employees and customers something to believe in.
          

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> So the new CEO is MBA and doesn’t even seem to have profile on StackOverflow Why is this a bad thing? They've hired a business expert to handle the business stuff at a tech company. Imagine the other way round, if redditors on r/finance complained that the CTO only had a tech-degree, and no background in finance, and therefore would do a horrible job as they couldn't learn about or be trusted with budgets.... Technologically stack-overflow is doing fine: massive uptime in the presence of huge demand and constant growth. Business-wise it's evidently doing poorly. A shortage of tech-experts isn't the issue.
          

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An influential 2008 campaign by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been resurfacing thanks to a Reddit post recently going viral. The campaign, titled WWF Japan – Population by pixel, was created by agency Hakuhodo C&D / Tokyo. The brains behind it were creative directors Yoshiyuki Mikami, Nami Hoshino, and designer Kazuhiro Mochizuki. Inspired by their work, Imgurian JJSmooth44 made a follow-up to their project, and it is just as powerful as the original.


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African Wild Dog. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain

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Amur Leopard. Estimated about 60 remain

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Amur Tiger. Estimated about 450 remain

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Asian Elephant. Estimated between 40000 and 50000 remain

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Bengal Tiger. Estimated about 2500 remain

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Black Footed Ferret. Estimated about 300 remain

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Black Rhino. Estimated about 5000 remain

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Blue Whale. Estimated between 10000 and 25000 remain

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Bonobo. Estimated between 10000 and 50000 remain

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Bornean Orangutan. Estimated between 45000 and 69000 remain

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Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Estimated about 1500 remain

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Chimpanzee. Estimated between 172700 and 299700 remain

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Eastern Lowland Gorilla. Estimated about 17000 remain

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Fin Whale. Estimated between 50000 and 90000 remain

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Galapagos Penguin. Estimated about 2000 remain

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Giant Panda. Estimated about 1864 remain

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Green Sea Turtle. Estimated between 3000 and 5500 remain

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Hectors Dolphin. Estimated about 7000 remain

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Indian Elephant, Estimated between 20000 and 25000 remain

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Indochinese Tiger. Estimated between 600 and 650 remain

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Indus River Dolphin. Estimated about 1100 remain

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Javan Rhino. Estimated about 60 remain

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Here’s what people said about the project:

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How iTunes Helped Untitled Goose Game's Music Sound So Good

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Untitled Goose Game is the most charming game of the year. But while everyone is enraptured with The Goose and his adorable waddle, the reactive and dynamic music is an underrated element tying the humour together. It also turned out to be an enormous technical challenge, because the developers never intended for the music to be dynamic in the first place, and it took iTunes to solve a key part of the problem. More »
    

          

Come See Us At PAX Australia!

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We've all been waiting for it, and now it's finally upon us — it's PAX week, and the Kotaku Australia team will be on the ground and strutting our stuff over the entire weekend! We'd love to see you there. More »
    

          

The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra Is Coming To Sydney

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If you can't get enough Kingdom Hearts 3 in your life -- and Kingdom Hearts fans do love their music in particular -- then maybe an orchestral performance is just what the doctor ordered. More »
    

          

Here's The Winner Of Our Batman Limited Edition Giveaway!

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To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman and the launch of Melbourne's very own Bat Signal at ACMI, we ran a giveaway and asked you all one simple question: tell us your favourite Batman memory. More »
    

          

Channel 7 Found A Game That Isn't Fortnite

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Now that they've discovered Untitled Goose Game, maybe someone wants to tell Channel Seven about a game called Hollow Knight. More »
    

          

ScribbleTaku

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People need to be reminded how good The Last Express was. Explodinpiggies knows his Tatiana, though, and was the first to guess yesterday's drawing. Now, how will you go with today's game? More »
    

          

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

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I'll be spending a lot of time around games this weekend, but not quite in the usual sense. More »
    

          

The Trends In Australian Gaming And Entertainment To Keep An Eye On

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Every year, professional consultants PwC compile an outlook of the Australian media and entertainment landscape, looking at the past 12 months and the likely changes over the next five years. It began as a survey into general trends of advertising and media, but with the rise of video games and experiences around gaming, the report has increasingly focused on the world of video games. Late Thursday afternoon, the report's authors took Australian game publishers, government bodies and other industry members through the latest projections, offering some context and thoughts throughout. Here's some of the most interesting bits from that report. More »
    

          

House Of The Dead 1 & 2 Are Getting Remade

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One of the best arcade games ever to grace this country and perhaps one of the best light gun shooters ever made, House of the Dead is coming back. More »
    

          

ScribbleTaku

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Of course people remember Facing Worlds, or more specifically Unreal Tournament 99. Still one of the greatest games of all time, although I wouldn't go as far to say it was the greatest. Still love the game, though. More »
    

          

Cross-Play Might Finally Be Fully Available On The PS4

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Gamers and developers have been privately and publicly screaming at Sony for years to open the cross-play floodgates to their platform. Finally, that battle might be over. More »
    

          

Don't Expect To Game On The Surface Pro X

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This morning's Surface Event was, as far as these things go, pretty impressive. There's more options across the Surface Laptop line that answer a lot of demands. The Surface Pro series looks even better and finally has USB-C, and even AMD are helping power some of the line. But one of the most interesting devices that'll go on sale later this year is the Surface Pro X, an absurdly thin and light laptop that's built around a Qualcomm, custom-made SQ1 processor. It looks like a ton of fun and something that'd be great to bust out on the plane, switching between some productivity apps and the occasional retro game. But before you get too excited about the Pro X, there's a huge caveat you need to know. More »
    

          

The Best Way To Play Untitled Goose Game Is To Become The Goose

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We've all enjoyed pretending to be an arsehole goose while fucking up a quaint British village. But what if you were dressed as an actual goose -- and all the controls were mapped to your body? More »
    

          

Yes, Untitled Goose Game Is Coming To The PS4 And Xbox One

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If you haven't been able to enjoy a proper honking yet, don't worry, because everyone's favourite goose is coming to more platforms soon. More »
    

          

Subway Surfers Airtime Launches On Snapchat

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Mobile game Subway Surfers Airtime is being released around the world today but it's exclusive to Snapchat users. More »
    

          

Houston woman gets new look after her face was permanently disfigured by man who tried to rape her

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Rachel Busch nearly died in January, after she says a man whom she considered her friend tried to sexually assault her.
        

          

A new mariachi band is coming to University of Houston this fall!

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The band will be called Mariachi Pumas -- puma is Spanish for cougar.
        

          

Porch pirate theft ring targets Katy-area neighborhood

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USPS temporarily suspended package delivery service in Seven Meadows subdivision, but they are starting to be delivered again.
        

          

Houston couple frustrated with city's home repair program for Harvey victims

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"For the last four weeks, it's been 'next week.' Next week. Have patience," said Antonio Zavala of the response from the City of Houston. "Next week."
        

          

UPDATE: Juvenile ‘person of interest’ in custody in fatal Texas City carjacking spree

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A SWAT standoff ends with a "person of interest" in custody in connection with a fatal carjacking spree.
        

          

Man accused of using camera to look up women’s skirts at Discovery Green

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Micheal Galloway told police he did not think he was doing anything illegal since he was in a public place.
        

          

Still no real answers into Montgomery HS hazing allegations

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Montgomery High School will forfeit their upcoming football game against Huntsville High School following hazing allegations involving football players.
        

          

TIMELINE: Strong cold front arrives Friday!

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This front will actually bring 'chilly' weather. Sweater weather expected for many this weekend.
        

          

Which Houstonians made the Forbes billionaire list this year?

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Eleven people in the Houston area made the Forbes billionaire list this year, down from 12 last year. Who didn't make the cut?
        

          

New York man indicted for trying to fix NCAA basketball game in 2018

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Benjamin Bifalco was allegedly heard on a wiretap saying he wanted to pay thousands of dollars to a college basketball team to 'intentionally lose the game.'
        

          

'I'm not afraid of dying': Alex Trebek opens up about latest round of cancer treatment

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Alex Trebek is revealing the struggles he's faced taping 'Jeopardy!' during chemotherapy and why he has had some regrets about going public with his diagnosis.
        

          

Nickelback gets huge sales, stream boost from Trump tweet

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President Trump's dig at Joe Biden was a boon for the Canadian rock band which hasn't had a top-10 hit in over a decade.
        

          

The Fantasy Football Guys - Saturday LIVE Q&A Show 6 - October 5 2019

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Weekly Q&A show with listeners calling in from around the globe, posting in our forum, and shooting us emails. Get in on the action! Live on Saturday from 11am to 12:30 ET, call 650-733-8334 (TFFG). Send us an email at thefantasyfootballguys@gmail.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/48206&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com. Join our active forum at reddit.com/r/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/48206&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comTFFG. Watch us at twitch.tv/thefantasyfootballguys.#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/48206&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

Molly Crabapple - a respected leftist artist who was enamored with a Neo-Nazi

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Recently, another set of the usual Jewish leftist academics and no-name students signed a petition against Trump's handling providing funds to Duke/UNC after it had an anti-Israel conference.

This is no big deal. But +972 Magazine's coverage of the story mentioned some prominent names that signed the petition:

The open letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, whose signatories include renowned scholar Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, and artist Molly Crabapple, condemns the Education Department’s recent investigation of the consortium and subsequent ultimatum...

Who is Molly Crabapple, whom +972 puts on the same pedestal as the discredited Judith Butler and Noam Chomsky?

Well, although she has tried to erase her many tweets about the topic, Crabapple was a huge fan of a neo-Nazi known as "Weev."

Here is Weev:



As documented in this Medium article about Crabapple's relationship with Weev:
 Weev is a self-professed admirer of Hitler, and currently serves as the webmaster/IT guy for The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website. He has bragged about faxing threats to kill Jewish children to synagogues. (There are 28 total mentions of the alias “Weev” on The Southern Poverty Law Center’s website, filled under the sections “Hatewatch” and “Extremist Profile.”) He waged a targeted harassment campaign against a prominent woman programmer, taunting her and her family with rape and violence threats until she was scared to go out in public. He tried to organize people to crash the funeral of Heather Heyer. He has a large swastika tattoo on his chest.

A few years ago, Quinn Norton lost her job at the New York Times partially because of her friendship with Weev. But for some reason, Molly Crabapple's friendship with him hasn't turned the Left - or Leftist Jews - against her.

Crabapple wrote an article about his trial where he was accused of hacking AT&T. The merits of the case are not so clear; he really didn't hack AT&T. But Crabapple's care about Weev went way beyond her support for his civil rights and to her admiration of him as a person, as she wrote in an article for Vice:

On the morning of March 18, I was sitting with friends at the Federal Courthouse in Newark, waiting to hear how long Weev would spend in jail.

I didn't go there to write an article. I went because his conviction was wrong, and my friends and I cared for him. I meant to be another body filling the courtroom, to provide whatever support that's good for.

...While he's instantly likeable in person, he's done things that have offended.

...One after the other, his friends embraced him, warm and hard. Official internet asshole or not, Weev inspires ride-or-die love.

Four hours earlier, we'd been downing whiskey to celebrate Weev's last night of freedom.

...Weev tried to touch his tablet. Suddenly, giants in hoodies pounced on him. Weev is small. Their huge backs walled him off. They pounded his head into the table, cuffed him, and dragged him from the room. Weev's friends sprang to their feet. This is the cruel trick of seeing a loved one handcuffed. You want to protect them. You can't. A black-haired girl from last night's party balled up in tears.

...Weev returned in shackles, grinning.
Molly Crabapple was practically in love with a proud neo-Nazi with a swastika tattooed on his chest.

And today she is considered a leading light of the Left, to the extent that she is name-checked by +972 to be in the same category as Butler and Chomsky.

Since people started pointing out Crabapple's entirely inappropriate love for her Nazi friend, she had been furiously removing all her loving tweets to Weev, and now claims that she never liked him. But she can't erase this love-letter to the bigot and misogynist.

Crabapple has signed other anti-Israel  and pro-BDS petitions. Jewish Voice for Peace happily gets her signature when they need it. She reliably shows up when anti-Israel groups ask her to.

The question is, why the Left is so quick to excuse one of their own who embraced a far-right asshole?

(h/t Kweansmom)






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The Greatest Internet Trolls

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If you’re not aware, KenM is one of the most brilliant internet trolls alive.  He posts comments to articles on news sites with the intent of trolling for responses with hilarious results.  He has an entire subreddit devoted to his … Continue reading
          

Американские магазины начали продавать «Ведьмака 3» для Switch за восемь дней до релиза

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До выхода The Witcher 3: Complete Edition для Nintendo Switch остаётся чуть больше недели, но магазины Walmart в США по какой-то причине уже выгрузили коробки с играми на полки. Пользователь Reddit [...]
          

Reddito di cittadinanza: a rischio il pagamento di ottobre. Ecco come evitarlo (e i documenti da spedire)

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Reddito di cittadinanza: a rischio il pagamento di ottobre. Ecco come evitarlo (e i documenti da spedire)

L’Inps ha avvisato mezzo milione di percettori del reddito di cittadinanza: la richiesta tassatativa è di integrare con nuovi documenti la domanda presentata tra il 6 marzo e il 2 aprile scorsi


          

Austin 6-year-old with cerebral palsy walks without walker for first time

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A heartwarming video went viral after a 6-year-old shows her excitement for walking without her walker.
        

          

surfing with sharks tips

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The best way to learn how to surf is first hand, so after reading this article, go out there and surf, surf, surf. Thinking of buying a new board or are you learning to surf.

People of all ages are drawn to the majesty of our beautiful oceans. Unless you choose the right equipment to match your level you are just adding to the difficulty. Sun salutions in yoga help you to get to your feet as the process is much the same.

Check out the schools gear. The surfing sport started on longboards, and hanging ten on a longboard is way of life for many surfers. Each variation of the surfboard was designed for particular types of waves, surfing conditions, and skill level.

Non-surfing activities are also great for fitness which will always help your surfing. Taking surfing lessons will not only inform you of the basics of your new hobby, but it will also help you progress faster than you would trying to go out there and self-teach.

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Reddito di cittadinanza, la stretta dell’Inps: a rischio l’assegno di ottobre - Corriere della Sera

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  1. Reddito di cittadinanza, la stretta dell’Inps: a rischio l’assegno di ottobre  Corriere della Sera
  2. Reddito di cittadinanza, sms Inps: "Inviate i documenti o stop all'assegno"  La Repubblica
  3. Reddito, oltre mezzo milione di sms dall'Inps: chi non integra la domanda entro il 21 ottobre rischia la sospensione della prestazione  L'HuffPost
  4. Reddito di cittadinanza, pagamento ottobre a rischio: Inps invia sms a 500.000 persone  Il Messaggero
  5. Inps, inviati oltre 500mila sms: a rischio la mensilità di ottobre  Liberoquotidiano.it#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/63452&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
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Bend Over Boyfriend

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PEGGING! Writer & educator Ruby Ryder shares how fun it can be to trade places! Sandra & Larkin soak up booty strap-on secrets galore! TOPICS: "Embracing Your Kink," Myths & Misconceptions, Reddit, Blowup Dolls, Designing a Workshop, Choosing Equipment, Pegging Porn, Hygiene, Height & Positions, Femininity, Fantasy, Keeping Secrets, Foreplay, Rimming, Packing & Playing, Erections, Stamina and TMIs Galore!
          

Reddito a rischio sospensione per 520 mila 

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L'Inps invia 519.586 sms per integrare le domande presentate a marzo 2019 entro il 21 ottobre. Pena la sospensione della misura 
          

Reddito di cittadinanza: inviati sms domande marzo 2019. La nota Inps

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Reddito di cittadinanza: inviati sms domande marzo 2019. La nota Inps Con un comunico stampa pubblicato lunedì 7 […]

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Third Eye Blind singer takes a break from ACL to visit patients at Austin hospital

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Stephan Jenkins, who will be spending time in Austin between both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, performed for hospital patients on Monday.
        

          

AMATEUR FLESH: AKNIFEINTHEDARK777

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I am sure that you have dreamed many times, both sleeping and awake, with aknifeinthedark777... You do not know her, but now you will. Let me tell you that aknifeinthedark777 has a reddit profile and...
          

Originality & Impact: When Other #Blogs Rip You Off Without Knowing It #thievingblogs

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You know you are a Sarah-Palin-style maverick when everyone blogs your content without giving you any credit. This is particularly amusing because the same originality is what makes it impossible (nearly) to get published these days. You anonymice all remember back in the day (2007) when we started this blog, yes? No one thought it was a good idea to post, let alone discuss, rejection letters. They called us names; they sent threatening legal notices; they wanted to shut us down. It was unseemly for an artist to air her dirty laundry.  Now, not so much any more.  It is fun, expected, and entertaining--almost everywhere you look.  I suppose that is progress....or#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/78642&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com something.

Check out all of these:

Huffington Post
Mental Floss
Click Hole
Flavor Wire
The Atlantic
Thought Catalog
Business Insider
Buzz Feed
Esquire
The New Yorker
MSN
Reddit
Go Think Big
Bustle 
Open Culture

Plus, so many, many more....

I don't even really blame these dudes for not giving credit where credit is originally due. Who can go back that far when everything is an iteration of an iteration of an iteration of an iteration? There's a huge hunger for content on the World Wide Web, so much so that it's just like manufacturing cheeseburgers. People like to know exactly what they're getting, something they know pretty well already.  
          

How Do You Stay Motivated to Work Out When You Aren't Seeing Progress?

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There’s a common expression among fitness subreddits and lifting forums: The day you start lifting is the day you become forever small. In other words, you might not ever feel satisfied after years of hard work or when you reach your goals.

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AGCAI: A.D.M. non scarichi sulle AWP le richieste di tassazione sui giochi del Governo

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«A.D.M. non scarichi sulle AWP le richieste di tassazione sui giochi del governo.725milioni nelle casse dello Stato equiparando la tassazione sul cassetto delle VLT alle AWP. E’ di 35 mila euro l’anno il reddito medio lordo di una VLT, dopo il versamento del preu, – osserva l’associazione AGCAI – contro i 7 mila circa di […]
          

Redditors Shilling NANO Now Face $170 Million Lawsuit

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Reddit Lawsuit NANO $170 Million

A time of reckoning is coming for the NANO cryptocurrency, which went through a period of highly active shilling on Reddit. The NANO developers that touted the coin on social media will have to find a way to compensate those that lost funds during the BitGrail exchange hack. Class Action Seeks Redress by Hard Fork Silver Miller and Levi Korsinsky have opened a class action lawsuit on behalf of investors in NANO. Reportedly, during the

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Женщина разрешила дочери сделать операцию по уменьшению груди и разгневала семью

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Пользовательница Reddit рассказала, что разрешила своей 16-летней дочери сделать операцию по уменьшению груди ради карьеры балерины. Однако женщина столкнулась с критикой своего решения со стороны других членов семьи. На такой шаг девушка хочет пойти, чтобы выйти на профессиональный уровень в балете. Topic.lt#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/82164&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

Дочь случайно показала родственникам гениталии и в смущении бежала домой

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Пользовательница Reddit с ником Sielemm рассказала о том, как случайно показала фото своих гениталий семье. Девушка призналась, что слайд-шоу из снимков ее вагины начало транслироваться на телевизоре, когда он ушел в режим сна. Это произошло во время барбекю, когда вся семья была в сборе. Topic.lt#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/82169&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

US Court Upholds Repeal of Net Neutrality

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The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the last day of September that the FCC had the authority to kill Title II regulation and to repeal net neutrality. However, the ruling wasn't entirely in the FCC's favor. The agency was ordered to look again at how the repeal of Title II regulation affects public safety. In a more important ruling, the courts said that the FCC didn't have the authority to stop states and municipalities from establishing their own rules for net neutrality.

This court was ruling on the appeal of the FCCs net neutrality order filed by Mozilla and joined by 22 states and a few other web companies like Reddit and Etsy. Those appeals centered on the FCC's authority to kill Title II regulation and to hand broadband regulation to the Federal Trade Commission.

Net neutrality has been a roller coaster of an issue. Tom Wheeler's FCC put the net neutrality rules in place in 2015. An appeal of that case got a court ruling that the FCC was within its power to implement net neutrality. After a change in administration, the Ajit Pai FCC killed net neutrality in 2017 by also killing Title II regulation. Now the courts have said that the FCC also has the authority not to regulate net neutrality.

The latest court order will set off another round of fighting about net neutrality. The FCC had quashed a law in California to introduce their version of net neutrality, and this order effectively will allow those California rules to go into effect. That battle is far from over, and there will be likely new appeals against the California rules and similar rules enacted in Washington. It wouldn't be surprising to see other states enact rules in the coming year since the net neutrality issue is overwhelmingly popular with voters. It's possibly the worst of all worlds for big ISPs if they have to follow different net neutrality rules in different states. I think they'd much prefer federal net neutrality rules rather than different rules in a dozen states.

The reversal of net neutrality rules only went effect in June of 2018, and there have been no major violations of the old rules since then. The ISPs were likely waiting for the results of this court ruling and also are wary of a political and regulatory backlash if they start breaking net neutrality rules. The closest thing we had to a big issue was mentioned in this ruling. Verizon had cut off broadband for firemen in California who were working on wildfires after the firemen exceeded their monthly data caps. It turns out that wasn't a net neutrality violation, but rather an enforcement issue on a corporate cellular account. But the press on that case was bad enough to prompt the courts to require the FCC to take another look at how ISPs treat public safety.

This issue is also far from over politically. Most of the democratic presidential candidates have come out in favor of net neutrality, and if Democrats win the White House, you can expect a pro-net neutrality chairman of the FCC. Chairman Pai believes that by killing Title II regulation that a future FCC will have a harder time putting the rules back in place. But the two court appeals have shown that the courts largely believe the FCC has the authority to implement or not implement net neutrality as they see fit.

While net neutrality is getting all of the press, the larger issue is that the FCC has washed its hands of broadband regulation. The US is the only major economy in the world to not regulate the broadband industry. This makes little sense in a country where are a large part of the country is still controlled by the cable/telco duopoly, which many argue is quickly becoming a cable monopoly. It's easy to foresee bad behavior from the big ISPs if they aren't regulated. We've seen the big ISPs increase broadband rates in the last few years, and there is no regulatory authority in the country that can apply any brakes to the industry. The big ISPs are likely to demand more money out of Google, Facebook and the big web companies.

The FCC handed off the authority to regulate broadband to the Federal Trade Commission. That means practically no regulation because the FTC tackles a single corporation for bad behavior but does not establish permanent rules that apply to other similar businesses. The FTC might slam AT&T or Comcast from time to time, but that's not likely to change the behavior of the rest of the industry very much.

There is only one clear path for dealing with net neutrality. Congress can stop future FCC actions and the ensuing lawsuits by passing a clear set of laws that either implements net neutrality or that forbids it. However, until there is a Congress and a White House willing to implement such a law together, this is going to continue to bounce around.

The big ISPs and Chairman Pai argued that net neutrality was holding back broadband investments in the country — a claim that has no basis when looking at the numbers. However, there is definitely an impact on the industry from regulatory uncertainty, and nobody is benefitting from an environment where subsequent administrations alternately pass and repeal net neutrality. We need to resolve this once way or the other.

Written by Doug Dawson, President at CCG Consulting


          

Ravvedimento quadro RW: ecco sanzioni e termini

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Ravvedimento quadro RW: ecco sanzioni e termini

Quali sono le conseguenze nel caso in cui il contribuente non abbia dichiarato le attività patrimoniali e finanziarie detenute all’estero? Quali sono le sanzioni? E come è possibile rimediare? Tramite l’istituto del ravvedimento operoso è possibile, per il contribuente che ha commesso omissioni ovvero irregolarità nella compilazione della dichiarazione dei redditi, porre rimedio volontariamente beneficiando […]

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دانلود Reddit 3.27.0 اندروید – برنامه ردیت

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برنامه Reddit (ردیت) اندروید شبکه اجتماعی اخبار داغ + بحث و گفتگو Reddit (ردیت)، یک وبسایت برای جمع‌آوری اخبار اجتماعی که در آن کاربران ثبت‌نام کرده قادرند اخبار را در قالب لینک یا متن ارسال کنند و آن را با دیگران به اشتراک بگذارند. کاربران می‌توانند به پست یا گزارش‌های نوشته شده رأی دهند و […]

نوشته دانلود Reddit 3.27.0 اندروید – برنامه ردیت اولین بار در فول کده پدیدار شد.


          

Donald Trump Brags About His “Great And Unmatched Wisdom” To Destroy Turkey (Where He Owns Two Towers) After He Betrays The Kurds

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Twitter bursts out laughing after Donald Trump brags about his “great and unmatched wisdom” to destroy Turkey following his decision to betray the Kurds. He has two towers in Turkey. Trump tweeted: “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider […]

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Hillary Clinton Hammers Donald Trump For Selling Out The Kurds To Turkey: “His Decision Is A Sickening Betrayal”

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Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton hammered Donald Trump for selling out the Kurds to Turkey: “His decision is a sickening betrayal both of the Kurds and his oath of office.” Clinton tweeted: “Let us be clear: The president has sided with authoritarian leaders of Turkey and Russia over our loyal allies and America’s own […]

Hillary Clinton Hammers Donald Trump For Selling Out The Kurds To Turkey: “His Decision Is A Sickening Betrayal”


          

Twitter Hilariously Mocks ‘Unhinged’ Donald Trump After He Calls For Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Because She Committed Treason: “Read The Constitution”

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Twitter hilariously mocks Donald Trump after he calls for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment because she committed treason. Congressional lawmakers cannot be impeached, but consider the reason he’s calling for her execution….she#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/85605&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com launched an impeachment inquiry against the emperor with no clothes. Trump tweeted: “Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff […]

Twitter Hilariously Mocks ‘Unhinged’ Donald Trump After He Calls For Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Because She Committed Treason: “Read The Constitution”


          

Colin Powell Hammers Republicans Kowtowing To Donald Trump: “The Constitution Started With We The People, Not Me The President”

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Ret. Gen. Colin Powell hammers Republicans kowtowing to Donald Trump saying, “the Constitution started with we the people, not me the president” and the the GOP needs to get a grip on itself. “The Republican party has got to get a grip on itself. They’re holding back if they speak out. Will they lose a […]

Colin Powell Hammers Republicans Kowtowing To Donald Trump: “The Constitution Started With We The People, Not Me The President”


          

Sen. Ron Johnson Goes Down In Flames As Chuck Todd Tells Him To Stop Trying To Make Trump “Feel Better”

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Sen. Ron Johnson goes down in flames during an appearance on Meet the Press as host Chuck Todd tells him to stop trying to make “President Trump feel better,” as he tried to defend Donald Trump seeking foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election. The Wisconsin GOP senator tried to defend Trump’s asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky […]

Sen. Ron Johnson Goes Down In Flames As Chuck Todd Tells Him To Stop Trying To Make Trump “Feel Better”


          

Twitter Erupts Into Mockery Over Donald Trump’s Attempt To Pin The Ukrainian Call On Rick Perry

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Twitter erupts into mockery over Donald Trump’s attempt to pin the Ukrainian call on Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Didn’t Trump say the call was perfect? Perry didn’t put words into his mouth to shake down the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Axios reports:  “President Trump told House Republicans that he made […]

Twitter Erupts Into Mockery Over Donald Trump’s Attempt To Pin The Ukrainian Call On Rick Perry


          

Donald Trump Calls For Mitt Romney’s Impeachment (No Such Thing) After He Slammed Him For Inviting Ukraine and China To Dig Up Dirt On Joe Biden

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Donald Trump calls for Mitt Romney’s impeachment as he melted down after the Utah senator slammed him for inviting Ukraine and China to dig up dirt on Joe Biden to help him win the 2020 presidential election. Romney tweeted: “When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent […]

Donald Trump Calls For Mitt Romney’s Impeachment (No Such Thing) After He Slammed Him For Inviting Ukraine and China To Dig Up Dirt On Joe Biden


          

Twitter Bursts Out Laughing After Donald Trump Attacks Democrats Of Still Intefering In The 2016 Elections: “Wait, They Can Time Travel?”

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Twitter bursts out laughing after Donald Trump attacks Democrats for still interfering in the 2016 elections: “They traveled back to the past?” Putin’s Puppet continued to melt down on Saturday as the impeachment inquiry and Ukraine scandal engulf his so-called administration. He tweeted: “Not only are the Do Nothing Democrats interfering in the 2020 Election, […]

Twitter Bursts Out Laughing After Donald Trump Attacks Democrats Of Still Intefering In The 2016 Elections: “Wait, They Can Time Travel?”


          

Russia, If You’re Listening 2.0, Donald Trump Asks China To Investigate Joe Biden While He Is Facing Impeachment For The Same Thing

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Russia, if you’re listening 2.0, as Donald Trump asks China to investigate Joe Biden and his son while he is facing impeachment for the same thing. “China should start an investigation into the Bidens, because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine,” Trump told reporters on Thursday. He […]

Russia, If You’re Listening 2.0, Donald Trump Asks China To Investigate Joe Biden While He Is Facing Impeachment For The Same Thing


          

#TrumpMeltdown Trends After Donald Trump Melts Down Over Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff Ratcheting Up The Pressure

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Welp: #TrumpMeltdown trends on Twitter after Donald Trump melts down next to the Finnish president over Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff ratcheting up the pressure in the impeachment inquiry. Pelosi hammered Trump during the packed press conference: “Our founders, they put guardrails in the constitution because they knew there would be someone who’d overplay his […]

#TrumpMeltdown Trends After Donald Trump Melts Down Over Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff Ratcheting Up The Pressure


          

Twitter Cheers Prince Harry Standing Up For His Wife Meghan Markle Against “Relentless” Attacks From British Press

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Twitter cheers Prince Harry standing up for his wife Meghan Markle against the relentless attacks from the British press, as they announce they’re suing the Daily Mail and its parent company. Prince Harry slammed the Daily Mail, accusing the tabloid of publishing and altering a private letter she wrote to her father. “In addition to […]

Twitter Cheers Prince Harry Standing Up For His Wife Meghan Markle Against “Relentless” Attacks From British Press


          

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Sue The Daily Mail Over “Relentless” Attacks, Publishing Private Letter

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sue the Daily Mail and its parent company over its “relentless” attacks and for publishing a private letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, after their wedding. Prince Harry slammed the British media in a scathing statement, saying he is fearful for his wife’s life.  “I lost my mother […]

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Sue The Daily Mail Over “Relentless” Attacks, Publishing Private Letter


          

Hillary Clinton Incinerates Rudy Giuliani After He Tweets She Was “Protected” By The Media: “Yes, I’m Famously Under-Scrutinized”

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton incinerates Rudy Giuliani after he claims she is “protected” by media outlets, such as CNN: “Yes, I am famously under-scrutinized.” Giuliani continued his weeks long meltdown, tweeting: “WP, NBC, and CNN are going after me because I’m the messenger, and covering up the message, Dem corruption. Meanwhile, they have […]

Hillary Clinton Incinerates Rudy Giuliani After He Tweets She Was “Protected” By The Media: “Yes, I’m Famously Under-Scrutinized”


          

Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Found Guilty Of Murder In The Death Of Botham Jean

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BREAKING: Dallas cop Amber Guyger found guilty of murder in the death od Botham Jean. Guyger fatally shot Jean after entering his apartment last year. She claimed she thought she was entering her own apartment which was located on the floor below. Guyger said she thought there was an intruder in the apartment when she […]

Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Found Guilty Of Murder In The Death Of Botham Jean


          

Could a Business Line of Credit Help My SME?

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Brought to you by Norfolk Chambers of Commerce: SMEs are often faced with a variety of financial problems where they need additional support to manage their challenges. For instance, if you need to manage your company’s cash flow, increase working capital, or cover an unexpected expense, you can look for flexible short-term financing such as […]

            

          

3 Business Lessons You Can Learn From NASA

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Brought to you by Apple Rubber: NASA is best known for its achievements in space travel, from the first manned moon landing to the first unmanned landing on Mars. But NASA has also made impressive achievements in business that have had a huge impact on the economic world. For instance, when NASA opened its command […]

            

          

Busy Businesswoman’s Guide to Life Insurance

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Brought to you by Sproutt: As a businesswoman, you have a lot on your plate. You juggle work, family life, and even perhaps friends and your own health. More than that, surveys show that even women who are the main breadwinners in their homes still take on the majority of household and familial duties. This […]

            

          

How to Get Started with Your Commercial Construction Project

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Brought to you by Syscomax: A lot of questions will come up when you start a commercial construction project such as what exactly to build, where to build, where to get all the permits from, etc. — especially when you’re new to the construction business. There are a lot of things to keep in mind […]

            

          

5 Brilliant Social Media Branding Tips Every Business Should Know

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Brought to you by Sked Social: Want to increase your brand awareness today? A strong social media presence is a great way to boost brand awareness. But with so many platforms out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t worry, help is here! Read on for five smart social media branding […]

            

          

How to Start a Hairdressing Business

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Brought to you by Scissor Tech: Once you finish cosmetology school, you’ll find yourself exploring a variety of career options. Many students dream of setting up their own businesses. Hairdressing is a very popular choice – especially with the ever-changing trends and different styles – and there is a lot to do in this line […]

            

          

Cerignola capitale dei furti e dei ricambi rubati: arrestati due pregiudicati | Video e foto

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È evidentemente sempre molto redditizio, nonostante gli appelli e i richiami che da più parti si levano per il rispetto della legalità, il mercato dell’autoricambio proveniente da mezzi rubati. È, purtroppo, quindi altrettanto evidente che la “domanda” del mercato non viene troppo influenzata da “inutili remore o, peggio ancora, antieconomici moralismi”. I Carabinieri della Compagnia […]

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Bonus pubblicità: domande da presentate a decorrere dal 1 al 31 ottobre 2019

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È diventato permanente il bonus pubblicità, il credito di imposta del 75% dedicato a imprese, professionisti ed enti non commerciali che effettuano investimenti pubblicitari incrementali sulla stampa quotidiana e periodica anche online e sulle tv e radio locali.
Per l'anno 2019, le comunicazioni per l'accesso al credito d'imposta potranno essere presentate dal 1° al 31 ottobre 2019 attraverso i servizi telematici dell'Agenzia delle Entrate.
Ricordiamo che il "bonus pubblicità" è un credito d'imposta concesso alle imprese, ai lavoratori autonomi e agli enti non commerciali che effettuano investimenti in campagne pubblicitarie sulla stampa quotidiana e periodica anche on line e sulle emittenti televisive e radiofoniche locali, analogiche o digitali, il cui valore superi almeno dell' 1 per cento gli analoghi investimenti effettuati sugli stessi mezzi di informazione.
È stato introdotto dall'art. 57-bis del D.L. n. 50/2017, convertito dalla Legge n. 96/2017 e successivamente modificato dal D.L. n. 148/2017, convertito dalla Legge n. 172/2017.
La modifica più recente e sostanziale è quella apportata dall'art. 3-bis del D.L. n. 59 del 28 giugno 2019 convertito dalla Legge n. 81 del 8 agosto 2019 che, apportando modifiche all'art. 57-bis del D.L. n. 50/2017, ha, a decorrere dall'anno 2019, reso strutturale la misura e ha unificato al 75% la percentuale di credito d'imposta.
In sostanza, per l'anno 2019, due sono i cambiamenti introdotti:

viene meno la differenziazione prevista per il 2018 per le Startup innovative e per le PMI, per le quali la misura del bonus pubblicità era fissata al 90% dell'investimento incrementale. A partire dal 2019 il credito d'imposta viene unificato al 75% per tutte le imprese, lavoratori autonomi ed Enti non commerciali;
la scadenza per le domande di accesso all'incentivo viene rinviata, per il solo anno 2019, al 31 ottobre, con la possibilità quindi di invio dal 1° al 31 ottobre 2019. A regime, il periodo temporale per l'invio delle comunicazioni tornerà ad essere quello ordinario, ovvero dal 1° ed il 31 marzo..

Per quel che riguarda le regole operative, il riferimento resta il D.P.C.M. n. 90 del 16 maggio 2019.
L'accesso al bonus pubblicità è subordinato ad un incremento pari almeno dell'1% degli investimenti effettuati sugli stessi mezzi di informazione nell'anno precedente. Per determinare l'incremento dell'investimento si prenderà come riferimento il totale degli investimenti effettuati rispetto a quelli dell'anno precedente.
Possono presentare domanda i soggetti titolari di reddito d'impresa o di lavoro autonomo e gli enti non commerciali che effettuano investimenti incrementali rispetto all'anno precedente. Quindi, se un soggetto non ha effettuato spese ammissibili nel 2018, non potrà accedere al beneficio nel 2019.
Inoltre, il bonus pubblicità è un'agevolazione concessa in base al "regime de minimis". Non può ottenerlo, quindi, chi abbia superato il plafond di 200mila euro di aiuti ottenuti nell'esercizio in corso e nei 2 esercizi precedenti.
Il credito d'imposta è riconosciuto per gli investimenti pubblicitari incrementali in campagne pubblicitarie, sulla stampa quotidiana e periodica anche online e sulle emittenti televisive e radiofoniche locali, analogiche o digitali iscritte presso il competente Tribunale o presso il Registro degli operatori di comunicazione e dotati in ogni caso della figura del direttore responsabile.
Il credito di imposta è utilizzabile esclusivamente in compensazione, tramite il modello F24.
Nessun documento va allegato alla comunicazione né alle autodichiarazioni contenute nel modello telematico. Il richiedente dovrà però conservare tutta la documentazione a sostegno della domanda, da esibire su richiesta dell'Amministrazione.
L'ordine cronologico di presentazione delle domande non è rilevante ai fini della concessione dell'agevolazione. Dal 2019 in poi, la copertura del bonus pubblicità, è assicurata dal "Fondo per il pluralismo e l'informazione" ma con un tetto di spesa annuale. Tale tetto sarà fissato con un apposito decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri.
Qualora le risorse disponibili si rivelassero insufficienti, saranno ripartite tra tutti i soggetti beneficiari. Approfondimenti e aggiornamenti sono reperibili sui siti del Dipartimento per l'informazione e l'editoria e dell'Agenzia delle Entrate.
Per saperne di più dal sito dell'Agenzia delle entrate clicca qui.
Per saperne di più dal sito del Dipartimento per l'informazione e l'editoria clicca qui.
          

COSI After Dark: Fun for adults

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COSI isn’t just for kids!  COSI hosts monthly COSI After Dark, adult-only, after-hours events to let the adults have the run of the place.  This event will feature exhibits,...

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2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center

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On the 2nd Sunday of each month, visit Ohio Wildlife Center to learn, explore and discover during 2nd Sundays from noon – 2 pm. The Center sits on 20 acres of woods, wetlands and meadows...

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Over 85 Indoor Play Places and Activities for kids around Columbus

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It’s cooling off now, and indoor play is a great way for kids to burn off some energy.  Whether you’re at home with your children during the week, or you’re hanging out with...

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BOO! Wendy’s Frosty Coupon Books: 5 Frosty’s for $1

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Wendy’s is offering their Halloween Frosty Boo Books again this year.  For $1, get a booklet of 5 coupons for free Jr. Frosty’s which will be valid from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31,...

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Santa Race 5K and Little Reindeer Dash

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Get some exercise along with holiday cheer at the Santa Race 5K and Little Reindeer Dash, presented by Mount Carmel Health Systems in Gahanna on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Festive dress is...

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Safe Trick-or-Treat and Trunk-or-Treat in Columbus

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Trunk-or-treat and community trick-or-treating events are a wonderful and safe alternatives for young kids during the Halloween season.  They are often held during the day and are contained...

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Special Needs “Trick or Suites” at Embassy Suites Columbus

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The Autism Society of Central Ohio and the Embassy Suites have partnered together for Trick or Suites on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.  This events will provide a fun and safe...

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Huge delays on Woodrow Drive in Redditch because of crash

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RESIDENTS are being urged to avoid Woodrow Drive in Redditch after a crash between a car and bus.
          

Have your say on how to improve Arrow Valley

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RESIDENTS are being asked to help draw up plans for a new play area in a Redditch park.
          

40 bags of cannabis and cash found after police raid in Church Hill Redditch

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MORE than 40 bags of cannabis and cash has been found after police raided a premises in Church Hill in Redditch.
          

Police to Redditch boy racers: Behave or we'll crush your car

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POLICE have issued a warning to Redditch boy racers to behave, or have their car turned into a cube.
          

New charity offering affordable homes for care leavers

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A BRAND new charity has been launched to help care leavers in Redditch.
          

Redditch crook with long record jailed for crime spree

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A REDDITCH crook with a record of prolific offending has been jailed for 14 weeks after a spate of thefts.
          

Redditch Association for the Blind gets cash boost from police

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A REDDITCH charity which offers help to blind and partially sighted people has been given a cash boost, from the police.
          

Reddito di cittadinanza, sms Inps: «Invio documenti o pagamento di ottobre sospeso»

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Reddito di cittadinanza sospeso se non si integra la documentazione. «Chi non integra la documentazione» che viene richiesta dall'Inps via sms «vedrà il sussidio...
          

Reddito di cittadinanza, pagamento ottobre a rischio: Inps invia sms a 500.000 persone

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Reddito di cittadinanza a rischio per circa mezzo milione di beneficiari che hanno presentato la domanda nel mese di marzo e non provvedono a integrarla entro il prossimo 21 ottobre....
          

NPCs Could Also Die Because Of Us In Death Stranding

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Kojima Productions' game, Death Stranding got even more gameplay on the second day of the Tokyo Game Show.

The non-playable characters could also bite the bullet if we make bad decisions in Hideo Kojima‘s next game, Death Stranding. Even though Death Stranding is barely over a month away from its launch day, it’s still shrouded in mystery, and it will stay that way, as Kojima himself wants us to experience his new game. On Reddit, there is new information about what he said at an event held at the Garage Museum of Modern Art in Moscow. „We have a character who lives deep underground. He is sick and needs medicine, and Sam can deliver it. Since this happens at the beginning of the story, this is a must. After completing this quest, the player himself chooses the following actions: you can constantly go…

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Here’s PlayStation 4’s 7.00 Firmware!

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firmware - PlayStation 4 - launches its update 6.72 and Although the official patch notes don't mention more than „This system software update improves the quality of the system performance,” a few users have reported on Reddit.

Sony is coming out with a major system software upgrade for the PlayStation 4 that is slowly getting into the sunset. Two things have been changed the most – the new functions will benefit those who like to play in a party with others and those who like to use Remote Play a lot. „For PlayStation 4 fans who love to play alongside their friends or other community members, the Party feature has been rebuilt to include new features and services including maximum number of Party users increased from 8 to 16, network connectivity improved, audio quality improved, accessibility support with Chat Transcription has been added (United States-only). […] The Party App will also offer a new Chat Transcription feature for United States users via…

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Congratulations! It's an Escape Artist!

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The very first sad thing about this video is that you knew it was going to be a gender reveal stunt without having to be told. In order to hide whatever is inside, the balloon had to be heavy duty. So it made no sense to whack at it with bats instead of poking it with pointy things. But they whacked away until the mooring gave way. What now? Chase it, of course, to the point of falling on your butt, even though the balloon was already quite out of reach. (via reddit)


          

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Workers’ Play, Players’ Work

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At the beginning of the quest “Merlin’s Crystal,” in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) RuneScape, the player must talk to a non-player character, or NPC, named “King Arthur.” Though RuneScape takes place in the fantasy realm of Gielinor, Arthur notes that “Back in England, [Merlin] got himself trapped in some sort of magical Crystal,” and the player must help break him out. Much to fans’ amusement, this section of dialogue implies that England — and thus, our world — exists within the universe of RuneScape. Jagex, RuneScape’s developers, are no strangers to in-game “Easter eggs.” Most are occasional fourth-wall breaks, meta jokes, or references to real-life material, like the mythological King Arthur and the Knights of Camelot. These connections are mostly innocuous, and they fit within a well-established history of cross-referencing within the fantasy genre. One connection between the land of Gielinor and our own, however, is not so innocuous: money.

Real-world trading is the process of exchanging in-game currency for real-world currency and vice versa. Though strictly against the rules of RuneScape, it is a widespread phenomenon in-game, and its potential for real-world profit has given rise to entire industries of gold farmers and traders. Currently, the website “RSgoldfast” — an illicit but popular real-world trading website — marks the exchange rate at 1 million gold per .79 USD. According to Mod Mat K, a product manager at Jagex, “at any given time, 50 percent of all players are engaging with real-world trading.” Even if real-world trading is not a planned feature of the RuneScape economy, it is a feature nonetheless. Beyond the game itself, real-world trading has legal implications. As the RuneScape code of conduct explains, “Nobody has our permission to sell RuneScape accounts or any RuneScape related virtual in-game items. All RuneScape accounts and virtual items are the property of Jagex Ltd and players are only granted a limited, revocable permission to use accounts and virtual items.” The world of RuneScape and all exchanges within it are the property of Jagex; any real-world gain from the game belongs to Jagex, and thus, these activities are akin to theft. Moreover, real-world trading often occurs via hacking, phishing, or other illicit ways of obtaining access to players’ accounts. It also can involve real credit card fraud, as gold farmers use others’ credit cards to pay for RuneScape membership.

But before we analyze the RuneScape economy, let me bring you up to speed. Money — referred to in-game as “gold,” “gold points,” or “gp” — is central to a player’s progression, allowing them to buy items that make progression either more efficient or possible at all. The vast majority of economic activity in-game happens via the Grand Exchange, a commodity-exchange infrastructure through which players can anonymously place offers to buy or sell items in exchange for gold. It is both an in-game location, located northwest of the city of Varrock, and a global infrastructure. Before its release, players had to physically congregate in-game to trade, and trades were completed player-to-player. Now, the Grand Exchange allows near-instantaneous buying and selling between players, permitting trade across servers, time zones, and languages.

The magnitude of trade that occurs via the Grand Exchange is astounding. In the last six months, the top 10 most-traded items accounted for 167 billion coins in-game, equivalent to $132,000. The most expensive trade to occur on the Grand Exchange was a single “Scythe of vitur,” a rare drop from one of the game’s hardest bosses, which sold for two billion coins, equivalent to around $1,500. The Grand Exchange also allows for economic coordination between players in the form of “merching” clans. “Merching,” much like real-life arbitrage, is the process of manipulating prices in-game through buyouts of certain items, thus inducing a shortage in supply and raising the price. Given that items are subjected to “buy limits,” which limit the amount that a single player can purchase in a given amount of time, coordination among players is necessary to induce a change in price. Any given player’s ability to change an item’s price is also limited by access to capital. The Grand Exchange is a relatively free market, subject to the same forces and logics as the real-world economy. Critical to understanding the “realness” of the RuneScape economy is understanding the language that surrounds it. On the RuneScape wiki, the page “economy” features supply and demand infographics detailed enough to use for an ECON 115 study guide.

The rationale for the illegality of real-world trading is two-fold. Both Jagex and players argue that real-world trading devalues players’ legitimately earned progression. For context, a “maxed account” — an account that has level 99, the highest achievable, in every skill — takes between three and seven thousand hours to achieve. Given an infinite cash stack, a player could speed up their progression exponentially, as many skills in RuneScape are considered “buyable.” RuneScape is a game centered around “grinding,” the repetition of tasks ad infinitum as the primary means of progression. Even as players lament the monotony of tasks in RuneScape, a semi-ironic commitment to them is a badge of honor. The language of labor and economic metaphors permeates discussion of in-game achievement, even among those not participating in real-world trading. Most skills in RuneScape are most efficiently trained through intense repetition of a single task, and players often discuss these skills with half-hearted disdain. And yet, they still play. Much of RuneScape’s player base started when they were kids, enraptured by the magic of goblins, quests, and chat room abuse.

Many players find this current obsession with efficiency at odds with why they began playing in the first place. “There is a culture of efficiency, ‘no xp waste’… Why are you even doing this again?” one disgruntled player wrote in a Reddit post from 2018. The question remains: why do these efficiency-obsessed, jaded players still play the game? Are they “playing” at all?

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi attributes this form of play to the psychological phenomena of “flow,” when “a person is able to concentrate on a limited stimulus field, in which he or she can use his or her skills to meet clear demands, thereby forgetting his or her own problems… at the same time obtaining a feeling of control over the environment.” Thus, the clear-input output relationship made possible by RuneScape’s mechanics is a form of play in and of themselves. The ability for a player to calculate exactly how many logs they need to cut or runes they need to craft to obtain a certain level allows a sense of perfect control over their environment. It is a world in which the rules are clear and the outcomes certain; thus, the only variable is the “grind” that a player is willing to commit.

The pervasiveness of this “grind” culture is evident throughout the RuneScape community but perhaps best exemplified in an exchange I witnessed in a chatroom:

PLAYER A: these quest requirements aren’t that high at all
PLAYER B: nope not at all / questing is a joke
A: I’m about it because it feels like every other quest gives me something new / Whether it is useful is irrelevant
B: im [sic] proud of you son / you are what we call weaponized autism

While players can oscillate between “efficiency” and “fun” modes of play, and while both modes of play can appear contradictory, the consistency of their internal logics is important to note. The grind is fun because the grind is fun, and aimless exploration is fun simply because aimless exploration is fun. How a player arrives at either mode of play depends on their knowledge of the game’s intricate mechanics, their age, and their participation in the game’s surrounding communities. These self-affirming logics of leisure and “play” are both socially enforced in-game and through forums like Reddit and Discord.

It is no coincidence that “flow,” as discussed by Csikszentmihalyi, manifests in both work and play. In fact, according to Csikszentmihalyi, “flow” is present more so in work than anywhere. However, just as “play” is a socially constructed term, “work” is a construction as well. Games like RuneScape, which seem to blur the lines between work and play, are apt sites to investigate these constructions and test accepted definitions of either. While Max Weber argued that capitalism emerged as a product of Protestant asceticism, restraint, and prudence, he also saw a universality in the desire for gain: “Capitalism may even be identical with the restraint, or at least a rational tempering, of this irrational impulse. But capitalism identical with the pursuit of profit, and forever renewed profit, by means of continuous, rational, capitalistic enterprise.” The fantasy world of RuneScape, thus, is fertile ground for the capitalist spirit to grow. It is a world where all resources are replenished in an instant, where all slain monsters are revived, and where death is little more than a calculated setback. The blurred lines between work and play that bring about flow, that occur as a result of some “Protestant ethic” of simultaneous restraint and unending ambition, make possible the form of play known as “grinding.”

Moreover, the blurred lines between work and play bring closer the fantasy economy of RuneScape and our own — an extreme example: the case of Venezuelan gold farmers.

In recent years, Venezuela has undergone an immense economic crisis. Inflation rates have topped over one million percent, with prices of common goods doubling nearly every three weeks. As a result, thousands of young Venezuelans have taken to gold farming in RuneScape as a means of survival. These players use the game’s most profitable money-making methods to generate gold, which they then sell in exchange for real money. Doing so has the potential to earn many times the average wage in Venezuela via traditional sources of income.

Left: Dragon Bones price per day OSRS market watch. Right: Venezuelan internet connectivity, Netblocks.org#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/105112&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com — A clear supply shock is visible as a result of the March 2019 power outages across Venezuela.

The language that surrounds “grinding” as performed by dedicated players is different from that which is used to discuss gold farmers. Despite the fact that gold farmers often undertake the same processes as regular players, many players view them as a problem. As one Reddit post, titled “JAGEX DO SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE VENEZUELAN [Real-world traders]” reads, “Since there is a serious IRL crisis in Venezuela for example the blast mine is overloaded with these cunts who crash the spot to sell money they have gathered.” One controversial post on Reddit, titled “Killing Venezuelans at East Drags [sic] Guide,” though since removed, stirred controversy for laying out a step-by-step guide for identifying and targeting Venezuelan gold farmers. In the divided, vitriolic comment section, the border between the RuneScape world and our own appears nonexistent.

Commenters are not discussing avatars, they are discussing the real people behind them. One comment reads, “I never thought I’d see a guide on how to efficiently kill poor people,” with another joining in, “This is kinda [sic] fucked that you are going out of your way to literally help people make already poor people who can barely afford clothes/food etc. struggle even more than they already are.” Some players seek to absolve responsibility through either in-game means, saying “RS isn’t a charity, it’s a game and property of Jagex, kill them all,” while others blame real-world structures, claiming that “Socialism killed them, this is just burying the carcass.” Along real-life fault lines of racism and classism, others take pride in targeting gold farmers, writing “I kill these guys when warming up my switches on my pure. They are pure offensive practice and some of the best people to kill… Also, you could just say ‘Trump’ while you attack them and that will easily get their jajajajaja’s going.” The real-world consequences of a Venezuelan gold farmer being banned or killed go far beyond a simple setback. Both by circumstance and intention, Venezuelan gold farmers do not enjoy the same insulation from the consequences faced in the world of Gielinor as normal players do. Death in-game can literally equate to death in real life, and the game suddenly seems less fun.

But what happens when the real economy starts to resemble a game?

The streamlining and abstraction of wealth and exchange in the RuneScape economy is corollary to that of the Post-Fordist economy. The geographer David Harvey, in his article “Between Space and Time,” argues that the advancement of capitalism in the modern world is predicated on a collapsing of space and time, an incessant drive towards the instant. This is on full display in both RuneScape and the financial sector. The Grand Exchange is dialectical in that, while it is a physical space, the exchange it permits has no grounding in said location. While the “Financial District” is a neighborhood, the business that flows through the stock exchange — and computers across the globe — is not bound to any one place. Whereas the market was once a location, it is now an idea. It operates not via bartering, but via logics of supply and demand, mysterious algorithms, and global exchange. And just as the financial sector’s ever-expanding consolidation of power combined with the digital revolution of finance has permitted its hegemony over the world’s economy, the Grand Exchange has permitted unprecedented abstraction in the RuneScape economy: the mystery of in-game algorithms, the instantaneous nature of trade, and the ability for real-world traders, merchanting clans, and other actors to manipulate prices and quantities with little regard for those on the other end.

What is critical to note here is that abstraction is born of concrete phenomena. Abstraction occurs in inconceivable amounts of money, whether that be item prices or trillion-dollar bonuses. Abstraction is found in the alienation of the worker from their labor, whether manifesting in the devaluation of a hard-earned, maxed RuneScape account or the increasing share of economic growth that goes to the financial sector rather than to workers.

Abstraction grows in the gap between cause and effect, action and responsibility. Just as responsibility helps shape the distinction between a game and real-life or play and work, responsibility (or a lack thereof) has been a critical component of the creation of the modern financial system. This diminishing liability is at the root of the corporate form. As theorist Joshua Barkan argues in The Sovereign Gift, “corporate power has always been articulated within the context of responsibility.” As Barkan proposes, the modern corporate form is designed to shield actors from liability. The “Limited Liability Corporation” is one in which no single person takes the fault for the actions of the whole. It is why CEOs can walk away from financial crises with no jail time. It is why multi-billion dollar fines for misconduct and other limited forms of punishment can be shrugged off as costs of doing business.

The consequences, as filtered through the corporate form, simply aren’t that severe. The same logic applies to risk-taking in RuneScape. For the vast majority of infractions, a banned account is the worst penalty one could face. They can simply make another. A death, loss of gold, or destruction of special equipment simply does not matter that much, as it is all part of the game. Even for individual financial workers, as anthropologist Karen Ho argues, being “liquidated” is a part of the job on Wall Street and constant instability is part and parcel of simply riding the market. On the contrary, the dire consequences of death or punishment faced by Venezuelan gold farmers or the utter destruction of being fired from a blue-collar job reinforce the distinction between play and work. This limited liability, this insulation from consequences, as Ho uncovers in Liquidated, is how the language and mindsets of games manifest in financial sectors. As one analyst in Ho’s book explains, “from a shareholder investor perspective, it’s all about playing the game.” This sentiment is echoed by businessman-author Andy Kessler: “[Investment firms] literally exist to pay out half their revenue as compensation. And that’s what gets them into trouble every so often — it’s just a game of generating revenue because the players know they will get half of it back.”

There is nothing consequential about an in-game murder when you can simply shut the game off, and there is nothing scary about death when you know you can respawn, whether in Gielinor or on Wall Street.


Workers’ Play, Players’ Work was originally published in The Yale Herald on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.


          

Surprise! Dave Chappelle is in Houston for Tuesday night show

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Watch: Three armed suspects terrorize Waffle House in west Houston

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Police released surveillance video of the July robbery on Tuesday in hopes someone will recognize them.
        

          

Teens arrested in beating, robbery of woman at Houston gas station

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Surveillance video showed one of the suspects attacking the woman as she lay on the concrete.
        

          

Meet Bobbie! Baby giraffe makes public debut at Houston Zoo

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The calf was born to first-time mom, Kamili, behind-the-scenes at the McGovern Giraffe Habitat, weighing in at 128 pounds and standing just over six feet tall.
        

          

NBA commissioner supports Rockets GM's right to freedom of expression

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Commissioner Adam Silver says, "we are not apologizing for Daryl (Morey) exercising his freedom of expression."
        

          

WEATHER TIMELINE: A stronger cold front will drop Houston into the 50s

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Police, paramedics respond to Southside Place CVS store after reported robbery

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HPD: Drunk driver hits big rig on I-10, second drunk driver hits fire truck

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POR QUE CORINGA ESTÁ SENDO CHAMADO DE GRITO DE GUERRA TÓXICO PARA INCELS

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O aguardado filme Coringa estreou ontem no Brasil, e eu planejo vê-lo semana que vem (agora estou viajando) e escrever sobre ele. 
Ainda que eu esteja cansada de filmes de super-heróis, o trailer pareceu excelente (assim como o da sua ex, Arlequina, maravilhosamente interpretada por Margot Robbie em Aves de Rapina). 
Vi este este interessante artigo de Courtney Thompson para a Whimn e pedi pro querido Vinícius Simões traduzi-lo.

O Coringa foi interpretado várias vezes em mais de cinquenta anos. Primeiro com a caracterização brincalhona de Cesar Romero no primeiro Batman e Robin, depois o toque mais encantadoramente espirituoso de Jack Nicholson no filme de Tim Burton de 1989 e, é claro, a representação infame e maníaca, cortesia do falecido Heath Ledger em O Cavaleiro das Trevas.
Todd Phillips é o primeiro diretor a pegar o personagem e dedicar um filme inteiro à sua história de origem em Coringa e, se acreditarmos nas primeiras críticas, os filmes de quadrinhos “nunca mais serão os mesmos”.
O filme, que estreou no Festival Internacional de Cinema de Veneza, já inspirou milhões (provavelmente bilhões) de palavras a serem escritas sobre ele. Estrelado por Joaquin Phoenix no papel principal, o longa conta a história de Arthur Fleck, um palhaço em busca de trabalho e aspirante a comediante de stand-up que ainda mora com sua mãe doente e se ressente do fato de que o mundo não lhe dá tanta atenção quanto ele acredita que merece. Soa familiar?
Os críticos estão divididos em relação à performance de Phoenix, com alguns elogiando-o como o 'melhor da carreira' e outros alegando que na verdade ele atua demais para poder levar o filme tão a sério quanto ele quer ser levado.
Mas enquanto eles discordam sobre a qualidade de sua performance, são quase unânimes em afirmar que o filme não se define se é uma sátira ou propaganda de homens brancos que, sentindo-se rejeitados pelo mundo, se voltam à violência e ao ódio como resposta para esses problemas. De acordo com as primeiras críticas, o filme segue uma linha tênue que poderia ser potencialmente perigosa se recebida do modo errado. Parece que não lida com certos temas com a cautela necessária para evitar glorificar incels (celibatários involuntários, os chamados "virjões") e seu comportamento às vezes violento.
David Ehrlich, do IndieWire, chamou o filme de “um grito de guerra tóxico para os incels que sentem pena de si mesmo” e acredita que “não tem disciplina nem nuances para lidar com material tão perigoso” em um mundo de trolls do Reddit e fãs maníacos da Marvel.
Igualmente, Jessica Kiang, da Playlist, escreveu que é “um filme tão perturbador que parece quase perigoso: independentemente de quão restritiva seja a classificação indicativa, talvez eles devam pensar em verificações de antecedentes e em um período de espera obrigatório de três dias nos cinemas”.
Continuando, ela escreve: “Coringa, baseado em um IP reconhecível, e agora com o selo da aprovação crítica e também com possíveis indicações a prêmios, é tão esteticamente impressionante, eficaz e persuasivo de sua própria realidade, que você claramente vê como pode facilmente ser (mal) interpretado e cooptado pelos mesmos elementos do tipo ‘perturbado mental e solitário’/ 4Chan/ Incel que ele pretende sinistramente satirizar”.
Richard Lawson, da Vanity Fair, inciou sua crítica observando a atual obsessão da sociedade em dissecar e encontrar uma causa para as motivações de “homens brancos insatisfeitos que se tornam violentos”.
“Se essa violência nasce de doenças mentais, isolamento, raiva culminada da identidade masculina ou tudo isso junto em um nó hediondo, parecemos certos de que há alguma causa possível de ser salva”, escreve, explicando que ele mesmo não conseguia parar de pensar nessa obsessão enquanto assistia Coringa, por conta dos paralelos entre aqueles “homens brancos insatisfeitos” e Arthur.
Da mesma forma, em uma crítica negativa para a Time, Stephanie Zacharek escreve que o filme é um “exemplo primordial” do “vazio da nossa cultura”. “Nos Estados Unidos, há um tiroteio em massa ou tentativa de ato de violência por um cara como Arthur praticamente semana sim, semana não. E, no entanto, devemos sentir algum tipo de simpatia por Arthur, o cordeiro perturbado; ele apenas não teve amor suficiente”, diz. “Ele poderia facilmente ser adotado como o santo padroeiro dos incels”.
Com um já entusiasmado burburinho de Oscar envolvendo Phoenix, este será sem dúvida apenas o começo da discussão sobre o filme e o que ele diz sobre incels, masculinidade, saúde mental e violência. 

          

Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local When You Travel on a Budget

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The “locavore” and “slow food” movements have taken off bigtime in the last decade, but budget travelers have been following them for ages for economic reasons. If you eat local and drink what’s made in the region, it’s much easier to be a budget traveler. Sure, there are high-minded environmental and social reasons for consuming […]

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Is Reddit Deliberately Purging The_Donald?

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The online community credited in part for Trump's 2016 win is facing a ban over content ahead of 2020.
          

Taglio dei parlamentari: la maggioranza serra i ranghi per evitare sgambetti

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I giallorossi serrano i ranghi in vista del primo vero, e determinante per le sorti del governo stesso, voto parlamentare. L'imperativo è nessuna assenza, no a defezioni e assenze strategiche che possano mettere a repentaglio la tenuta della maggioranza e, soprattutto, il via libera definitivo al taglio dei parlamentari.

Non che manchino i critici e i malumori all'interno delle forze che sostengono l'esecutivo, compreso il Movimento 5 stelle. Ma la partita in gioco è troppo "importante", ripetono nel Pd, Iv, M5s e Leu, da poter consentire incidenti in Aula. Domani dopo pranzo la Camera sarà chiamata a votare la riforma bandiera dei 5 stelle che taglia il numero dei parlamentari: in assenza di sorprese dell'ultimo minuto, il via libera finale dovrebbe arrivare con numeri 'bulgari', che sfiorano i 620 si'.

Un via libera che la maggioranza 'blinda' con il patto sull'intero pacchetto di riforme, che andranno a controbilanciare gli effetti del taglio degli eletti. Dalla legge elettorale, con l'impegno a presentare una proposta di riforma entro il mese di dicembre - anche se nessun accenno viene fatto sul modello e qui le distanze, soprattutto nel Pd, restano grandi - fino all'equiparazione dell'elettorato attivo e passivo di Camera e Senato, passando per la riforma dei regolamenti Parlamentari e una modifica dell'elezione ora su base regionale del Senato.

Insomma, le garanzie e i 'contrappesi' chiesti da Pd e Leu in sede di trattativa per dar vita al Conte II e a cui hanno aderito anche i renziani di Iv. Garanzie, tuttavia, per ora solo sulla carta. E che non mettono al riparo da future fibrillazioni, soprattutto sulla riforma del sistema di voto. Ma oggi l'importante è mostrare compattezza: "Le garanzie ci sono tutte", scandisce il capogruppo dem Graziano Delrio, quindi il taglio dei parlamentari si può votare.

Anche i renziani garantiscono "massima compattezza", assicura Maria Elena Boschi. E i 5 stelle non nascondono la soddisfazione: "Sono molto soddisfatto dell'accordo", l'intesa raggiunta e messa nero su bianco in un documento sottoscritto da tutti i capigruppo "è un passo importante per la legislatura", afferma il ministro Federico D'Incà. Certo, qualche voto in meno tra le file della maggioranza è atteso, ma "niente di preoccupante", minimizzano fonti parlamentari.

Per il via libera finale serve la maggioranza assoluta e i giallorossi da soli possono contare sulla carta su 344 voti. Numeri che, quindi, non fanno sorgere eccessive preoccupazioni, anche se dovessero esserci alcuni malpancisti. Il limite massimo della soglia di sicurezza è di 20 'defezioni'. Oltre questi numeri, viene osservato, potrebbe scattare l'allarme. Ma ai voti della maggioranza dovrebbero sommarsi anche almeno una decina di voti del Misto.

E quelli del centrodestra, senza che questi diventino determinanti. FI, FdI e Lega, però, potrebbero approfittarne: se ci dovessimo rendere conto, viene spiegato, che domani alla maggioranza dovessero mancare molti voti, noi non voteremo la riforma, così da impedirne l'approvazione finale. Ma i numeri non lasciano molti margini d'azione - e speranze - al centrodestra. Dunque, se tutte le forze politiche che hanno annunciato il voto favorevole confermeranno domani il sì definitivo, l'ok finale al taglio dei parlamentari passerà con oltre 600 voti.

Durante la discussione generale, che si è svolta oggi nell'Aula della Camera, hanno infatti confermato il voto favorevole le forze di maggioranza che sostengono il governo: M5s (216 deputati), Pd (89 deputati), Leu (13 deputati) e Italia viva (26 deputati), per un totale di 344 sì. Ai voti favorevoli della maggioranza, sempre stando alle dichiarazioni ufficiali fatte oggi in Aula, si aggiungeranno i sì di Forza Italia (99 deputati) e Fratelli d'Italia (34 deputati), per un totale di 133 sì che, sommati ai voti della maggioranza, innalzano a 477 l'asticella.

Resta un margine di incognita su cosa farà la Lega, visto che oggi i deputati leghisti hanno nuovamente disertato i lavori sempre per protesta contro l'assegnazione del reddito di cittadinanza all'ex brigatista Saraceni. Ma se si deve tener fede a quanto detto, anche ieri, dal leader Matteo Salvini, la Lega - che finora nelle tre votazioni precedenti ha sempre dato l'ok alla riforma - non dovrebbe far mancare i suoi voti favorevoli: se così fosse, i sì salirebbero a quota 601. Numeri a cui potrebbero aggiungersi i voti favorevoli di alcuni deputati del gruppo Misto (i 6 deputati totiani, i 3 del Maie, e i 4 deputati delle Minoranze). Al momento, l'unica forza politica che ha annunciato ufficialmente il voto contrario e' +Europa, che alla Camera conta 3 deputati.


          

Man gets treated in hospital for infected knee - gets a bill for $618,967.78

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On Reddit, u/xplodingboy07 said he got a nasty knee infection and had to spend a month in the hospital. He posted a photo of the bill, which was for $618,967.78.

That's $20,000 a day. And here I was thinking that the $106,911.93 bill my elderly relative got for spending 8 days in the hospital after his partial denture got stuck in his throat was excessive. Turns out it was a bargain at just $13,000 a day.

 

Over 500,000 U.S. families go bankrupt from medical bills every year.

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Bernie Blindness: a subreddit for noting the way press narratives ignore or smear Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders remains one of the leading contenders for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential elections, but you'd hardly know it from the media narrative, which consistently downplays, ignores or misstates Sanders' campaign platform and his achievements in favor of establishment candidates and even other trustbusters like Elizabeth Warren.

The Bernie Blindness subreddit collects compelling examples of this bias in action, from brigading trolls who are plastering Reddit with nearly identical messages insisting that Bernie is too frail to lead to CNN's misleading coverage of poll results that have Sanders poised to trounce Trump.

I am a donor to both Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaigns.

Bernie Blindness [Reddit]

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RdC, Tridico (INPS): "Sospenderemo pagamento a chi non risponderà a SMS"

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(Teleborsa) - Il reddito di cittadinanza sarà sospeso a chi non risponderà agli SMS arrivati dall'INPS, contenenti una richiesta di integrazione della domanda presentata lo scorso marzo. Messaggi arrivati a tutti...
          

Dear @BowlCanada, Selling Chocolate Should Not Be A Prerequisite For A Child To Play In Your Leagues

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This is not the first time someone has shared the story of a kids' sports league that requires junk food fundraising, but it may be the first time that the league's program coordinator explicitly stated that the child of a parent willing to pay a bit more instead of being stuck selling $50 of chocolate wouldn't be welcome.

I've said it before and will say it again, our food culture is broken and junk food fundraising is just one small aspect of that, and when you question social norms, no matter how broken they might be, don't be surprised when you get pushback. But damn, it's depressing.

Here is the redacted email exchange I was forwarded

Parent:
Hello,

My kids’ dad signed our child up for bowling and is telling me I have to sell half of these chocolates.

I asked for information and the lane said that Bowl Canada mandates this.

So I have a few things to ask.

I’ve noticed that General Mills is a sponsor. Do they make the chocolates and are they the party that is behind this arrangement?

Why chocolate when we are in the midst of an obesity epidemic? Especially for an organization encouraging health? There are all sorts of fundraisers. If given the chance I would gladly purchase fresh vegetables through Peak of the Market, for example.

Also, why not give parents the option of giving a donation for tax deductible purposes rather than making them buy a bunch of poor quality chocolate that is probably connected to child labour? You’d still cover the costs you are hoping for.
Bowl Canada Program Coordinator
Dear [Redacted],

We are happy to hear that your child will be registering for bowling this season! Yes, Youth Bowl Canada has one official fundraiser each year and our tried and true method of raising funds, to help keep costs down for families, is the sale of chocolates.

Every two years, Youth Bowl Canada considers proposals from many companies offering an array of products, with various levels of monetary return which benefits all levels of bowling in Canada. Chocolate companies can repeatedly offered the best deal to not only bowling, but to schools, community clubs, etc.

General Mills was a sponsor of Bowl Canada last year, however it was simply a free game of bowling offer on select food products in stores. They have not wished to quote on our fundraisers in the past.

I hope I have addressed your concerns. Please feel free to reply should you have any further questions
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Parent
Hi [Redacted].

Thanks for your quick response. My understanding is, then, that these chocolate sales are mandatory if we want our kids in bowling. Is that correct?

If not correct, if this fundraiser is optional, no big deal; I don’t have to take part in something I find morally objectionable in order for my kid to have this opportunity.

If correct, that you require these chocolate sales, I would urge Bowl Canada to reconsider this policy, for 3 reasons.

1. It is objectionable to force fundraising on families. Some people are very good at this kind of stuff. Others have anxiety or lack the connections to have people to sell to. Sometimes the families least able to support a fundraiser are the ones whose kids most need this kind of programming.

2. This does not support physical health. As I mentioned, obesity is a major issue in society. I can appreciate that you are looking for good money makers but I think non-profits should be mindful of other considerations.

3. Why not give parents the option of something else? I am not going to sell these chocolates. If I end up buying half from my kids’ dad I will end up with chocolate I don’t want in my house and maybe end up throwing it out. I will have spent what? $50 on chocolate so Bowl Canada can get $20? I’d much rather just give you the $20 profit you are looking for. Why not just give me that option rather than making me spend more money than is necessary?

4. Chocolate is ethically problematic. Most chocolate manufacturers have child labour and harsh conditions as part of the production process. This is wrong and I believe what we support with our money should not hurt other people.

So I find myself between a rock and a hard place: I love my kid in bowling, it has been great for him. But I don’t think it’s right to force me to take part in something I find morally objectionable.

Please reconsider your policy.
Bowl Canada Program Coordinator
Hi [Redacted].

Yes, chocolate sales are required for the YBC program to participate in all YBC programs and events.

I will, however forward your concerns on to those that review YBC policies for future consideration.

Regards
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Saturday Stories: Stanislav Petrov, Jameela Jamil, and Fake Polish Death Camps

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Greg Myre, in NPR, with an obituary for Stanislav Petrov, the man who likely literally saved the world.

Margaret Wappler, in Glamour, with a profile on the hero that is Jameela Jamil.

Omar Benjacob, in Haaretz, with the bonkers story on fake WWII Polish death camps.

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Reddito, pagamento ottobre a rischio. Inps invia sms: integrate documenti

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(Teleborsa) - L'Inps ha inviato oltre 500mila sms (519.586 per la precisione) per avvisare i beneficiari del reddito o pensione di cittadinanza che è necessario integrare le domande presentate lo scorso marzo. Più...
          

Nine articles on problems in access to mental health services [reading list]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week occurs every year in the first full week of October. This year, we’re focusing on the breaking down the barriers that prevent individuals with mental health issues from receiving adequate treatment.

The post Nine articles on problems in access to mental health services [reading list] appeared first on OUPblog.


          

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Radiation from SUV shuts down part of 78th Street in Hillsborough County

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United flight diverted to Tampa after smoke reported in the cabin

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The Boeing 737 was heading to Houston.
        

          

VOTE: How much money should kids be given as a weekly allowance?

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Here's where to park for Tuesday's Rays game

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The main parking lots at Tropicana Field are expected to be at capacity Tuesday when the Rays take on the Astros at Tropicana Field.
        

          

Mobile crane lands on house in construction mishap

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Affidavit: Wesley Chapel student threatens to murder teacher

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Authorities claim the 14-year-old sent an email to one of her teachers saying she was going to kill him.
        

          

Affidavit: Florida man beat 9-year-old with shoe for getting in bounce house without permission

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The shoe imprint could be seen on her behind, the sheriff's office says.
        

          

More than $100K in goods recovered, multiple arrests made in retail theft case

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced the results of two organized crime investigations at a news conference on Tuesday.
        

          

Florida veteran who was buried with honors had family after all

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Family members say they would've attended if they'd known sooner.
        

          

4 things to know: Game 4 between the Rays and Astros

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The Rays took care of business Monday, but they have a bit of an uphill battle.
        

          

Discussing Blackness on Reddit? Photograph Your Forearm First

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Moderators of an online forum called Black People Twitter have caused an uproar by requiring participants to submit a photograph proving they are not white.
          

People on Reddit are slamming a 200-square-foot San Diego 'shed' that rents for more than $1,000 a month, but it's just the latest example of America's unaffordable housing market

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4735 1/2 Oregon St, San Diego, CA 92116

A 200-square-foot studio hit the top of Reddit's San Diego page last week, and not because the Redditors were charmed by how quaint the minimalist space was.

The apartment, located at 4735 1/2 Oregon Street in San Diego, California, is currently listed by JD Property Management and Realty. The listing describes the unit as an "updated studio with 1 bath and small kitchen" in the University Heights neighborhood. San Diegans on Reddit were outraged to see that the tiny unit, which many of them deemed a "shed," was asking $1,100 per month to rent.

4735 1/2 Oregon St, San Diego, CA 92116

"Someone is really charging people $1,100 to live in a shed! And they want you to have a 650+ credit score too," Reddit user terrificheretic posted, referencing the listing's stated rental requirements (income of 2.5 times the monthly rent, a FICO score at or above 650, no legal evictions on record, and "good rental references").

"I'm all about charging market value but this seems a tad... over-valued, to say at the least," one commenter wrote.

"I was making $8.50 an hour and my first apartment was $190 a month. It was cool 40 years ago. I can't believe how difficult it is for people now. We have f----- up the middle class," another commented.

Realtors say this pricing isn't unusual

But Joshua Dillon, a broker with JD Property Management and Realty, says this pricing is "not uncommon."

4735 1/2 Oregon St, San Diego, CA 92116

"There are several other units around town that are comparable," Dillon told Business Insider via email.

He noted that the "typical/average" one-bedroom in the larger San Diego County rents for between $1,300 and $1,500 per month and that the asking price of the Oregon Street studio (now reduced to $1,050 a month) "is not much more than people are paying to rent rooms within houses ($800-$900)."

Ranking and review site Niche puts the county's median rent at $1,467.

Dillon also clarified that the apartment is not a shed, despite its shed-like appearance: "This unit has its own electric meter, its own address, etc., and has been here since the end of World War II per the owner, due to the housing shortage at that time."

4735 1/2 Oregon St, San Diego, CA 92116

The "shed" on Oregon Street is just one symptom of a nation-wide issue

The housing crisis is on clear display across the US, particularly with the astronomical cost of living in areas like New York City, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.

Read more: San Francisco's housing market is so out of control, 60% of tech workers say they can't afford homes

Business Insider's Libertina Brandt previously reported that the median rent for a Manhattan studio apartment in July and August hit $2,700, while Brooklyn's median face rent hit an all-time high of $3,000 per month in June. Brandt separately reported in September that the tiniest apartment in San Francisco, just 161 square feet, was asking over $2,200 a month in rent. Renters in San Francisco are even dishing out $1,200 a month to rent a single bunk bed in co-living buildings and over $2,000 a month to rent rooms in vacant Victorian homes.

Landlords in New York City were even caught renting out "micro rooms" — illegal sub-units with no windows, sprinklers, or fire-safety systems — with ceilings reported to be a mere 4.5 to 6 feet tall.

Quinisha Jackson-Wright, a freelance journalist for Business Insider, wrote about how her rent more than doubled — from $800 a month to $2,000 — when she moved from the Midwest to Santa Barbara, California.

Recognizing the issues, some states are attempting to tackle the affordable housing crisis: California recently became the third state (after Oregon in March and New York in June) to pass a rent control bill in an effort to curtail the problem. And tech companies are attempting to find solutions as well; Microsoft announced in January that it would pledge $500 million to help alleviate Seattle's growing housing crisis in light of the city's influx of tech companies, Business Insider previously reported.

SEE ALSO: The 25 US cities where rent is increasing the fastest, ranked

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¿Cómo de largo será Death Stranding? Según Kojima, durará

Queda un mes exacto para la salida de Death Stranding, el nuevo juego de Hideo Kojima y el primero de su estudio ahora separado de Konami, Kojima Productions. 

Si algo le gusta al creativo japonés es darse vueltas por el mundo, y esta vez ha ido a parar a la actualidad rusa, donde el medio DTF le ha entrevistado acerca de su inminente obra. Una de las preguntas ha ido a dar donde se encuentra el elefante en la habitación: ¿Cuánto dura Death Stranding?

Kojima ha sido extremadamente escueto en su respuesta, pero también muy directo, como hemos podido ver en esta traducción realizada por el usuario de Reddit Skolpov. "Mucho tiempo", es lo único que ha dicho. Coincide con las recientes declaraciones de Mads Mikkelsen, que aparte de deshacerse en halagos hacia su director, afirmaba que "va a llevar muchas horas".

A juzgar por todos los avances que hemos estado viendo en los últimos meses, con tantas posibilidades que permite lo raro habría sido que fuera un juego corto. Más aún teniendo en cuenta que el último juego de Kojima, Metal Gear Solid V, duraba alrededor de 50 horas. Esperemos que este al menos si lo hace, no caiga tanto en la repetición innecesaria y en el reciclaje de misiones.

Otra pregunta interesante que le hacen es acerca del juego online y cómo los jugadores podrán ir dejando elementos en el mundo para facilitarle la travesía a otros. La duda que había era si tendríamos demasiadas ventajas al jugar mucho tiempo después de la fecha de salida. 

Kojima confirma que, en realidad, cada cierto tiempo la lluvia se llevará todas esas escaleras o puentes que los usuarios habrían dejado por ahí, reiniciando el entorno. De modo que siempre se enfatiza la cooperación, pero también que uno se busque la vida por su cuenta.

Death Stranding saldrá el 8 de noviembre en exclusiva para PS4. Aunque ya tenemos lo básico más o menos claro, aún faltan muchos misterios por desentrañar en la obra.

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Seattle City Council limits environmental reviews: Wait! Don't sharpen those pitchforks just yet. This is a good thing. The council has curbed State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) appeals because they are a hindrance to progress and used as a speed bump by critics of projects. SEPA has been weaponized to slow down controversial construction. The council will ban SEPA appeals on all up-zoning projects around transit stations, allowing multifamily units on single-family zoned parcels, and more. There will also be a 120-day limit for appeals unless both sides agree to more. Maybe this will speed up the ol' Seattle process?

State Department orders Trump-Ukraine witness not to speak: Gordon Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, has been ordered by the Trump administration to not appear for his scheduled hearings in front of three House committees on Tuesday. He has no choice but to comply, according to his attorneys. The House Democrats have warned the Trump administration not to interfere in the investigation. This could be used as evidence of obstruction, something on par with impeachment, in the House's opinion. Trump and his team are attempting to quell further cooperation.

Representative Adam Schiff speaks up: Mike Pompeo also missed a Friday deadline to produce documents. The House has now subpoenaed those. One witness has failed to show and another has been pressured not to. Other witness testimonies this week are shakier now.

Sondland's testimony and his evidence are held hostage: According to Schiff, the State Department is holding onto Sondland's texts and e-mails that are on his personal device:

Cause of Ballard fire still unknown: Crews had yet to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire in Ballard on Monday that caused the total destruction of five beloved small businesses. The first 911 call came when a Supercuts employee smelled smoke. A GoFundMe was established by the Ballard Alliance and has, of Tuesday morning, raised a little over $9,000.

Everyone should have naloxone: Listen, the opioid crisis isn't going anywhere and it's even deadlier since fentanyl, the synthetic opioid stronger than heroin, is so prolific. It's safe to assume that any given drug could be tainted with fentanyl. While health officials have tests that can determine whether fentanyl is in a drug, there's no way to tell how much. Everyone should have naloxone, the overdose-reversal drug. There's a statewide prescription.

It's nippy out today: How did we ever get anything done in the winter? It's too cold to even leave my bed right now. I think I might have to be buried here. Or maybe it's time to turn the heat on in our house.

Don't drink and e-scoot: Oktoberfest attendees in Germany found that out the hard way. There were 414 people who were caught driving e-scooters while intoxicated during the Munich beer festival. They lost their licenses.

And now a dispatch from Lester Black: Dave Segal promised that Tinariwen's trance-like blues rock would "flow like medicine for the heart," and Monday night's show at Benaroya Hall proved the prescience of those words. Tinariwen wove a dazzling mix of chants, guitar riffs, and Taureg percussion into an epic tour de force while the crowd danced in the aisles of the symphonic venue, providing demonstrable proof that Seattleites have no rhythm. Although maybe it was just a weird crowd; I saw one goateed man burst into tears during one of opener Lonnie Holley's rambling psychedelic masterpieces.

Southwest Airlines is suing Boeing: Because of the grounding of the 737 MAX 8 planes, the aircraft responsible for two fatal plane crashes. Southwest Airlines had more than 30,000 flights canceled, which cost pilots more than $100 million in lost wages.

China dumps South Park: The most recent episode of the animated series has offended the Chinese government and the show is now banned in China. It took aim at China's censorship practices and how media companies (cough Disney cough) must capitulate to Chinese standards in order to do business there. Anyway, it's a whole hubbub. This is the apology that Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park's creators, issued:

Wait, what was that about the NBA and China? The general manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted a message over the weekend in support of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. China is not happy. The NBA quickly groveled, apologizing for the comments and trying to separate them from the league itself. This week, the Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets will play two exhibition games in China. The most recent development is that the Taiwanese owner of the Brooklyn Nets called the Hong Kong protests a "separatist movement," echoing the language Beijing has used.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the pro-Hong Kong tweets: And now China is reevaluating their entire relationship with the NBA. They have suspended the current broadcast arrangement for preseason games in China.

California will allow HIV prevention pills without a prescription: It's the first state to do so.

Happy Tuesday: I hope it can be at least a little bit like this video.

Today's EverOut picks are: A talk on US transit systems with Christof Spieler, the quasi-adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Austen's Pride, and a show with much-loved '70s-era punks Stiff Little Fingers. See more on our EverOut Things To Do calendar.

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Here's something that clarifies the transgender rights employment case, Harris Funeral Homes vs. EEOC a bit more: "The case in question is Harris Funeral Homes vs EEOC and Aimee Stephens. Stephens was fired from his job at the funeral home after announcing his intention to present as "female." This is a slightly confusing case for those of us (almost all of us, I'd think?) who believe that sex stereotypes should not govern what is considered "appropriate attire" in the workplace. However, Stephens and his lawyers are NOT arguing that sex-stereotyped dress codes in the workplace are unconstitutional. Instead they are arguing that because Stephens identifies as a woman, Stephens is LITERALLY a woman, and sex-discrimination legislation should protect him on this basis. In other words, if Stephens succeeds, the Supreme Court will enshrine gender identity in all our laws; redefining "female" as an unverifiable, subjective feeling that anyone can have, and thereby eliminating sex-based protections (and even accurate data collection) for American women and girls. This is a Big. Deal." This is from a post on the Gender Critical subreddit https://old.reddit.com/r/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/152036&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comGenderCritical/comments/dbgj34/dc_area_radfems_join_a_wolf_rally_outside_the_us/
          

Windows -> Windows 10

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Пользователи хотят кнопку «Пуск» в Windows 10 как в Windows 10X

Ранее на этой неделе Microsoft представила Windows 10X в качестве новой платформы для двухэкранных и складных устройств. И одна из фишек, которая так нравятся многим людям в Windows 10X – это новое меню «Пуск» + кнопка «Пуск».
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