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How to spot red flags in a data science job opportunity

  • I’ve experienced obvious defensiveness: the manager bristles and says of course that sort of accommodation has to happen sometimes and it’s not realistic to expect that it doesn’t, but they try to keep it to a minimum because really they need people to put in whatever work is needed.
  • I’ve experienced patronizing non-answers: the manager leans back in their chair and says something meaningless like “you know, we work hard and play hard here” or otherwise makes it clear that they’re using this as a teaching moment to educate me about what it means to do grown-up work.
  • If they can talk about data science in terms of durable product offerings, and how they decide what gets put in the product and what doesn’t, then I know I might want to work for them.

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How to spot red flags in a data science job opportunity

  • I’ve experienced obvious defensiveness: the manager bristles and says of course that sort of accommodation has to happen sometimes and it’s not realistic to expect that it doesn’t, but they try to keep it to a minimum because really they need people to put in whatever work is needed.
  • I’ve experienced patronizing non-answers: the manager leans back in their chair and says something meaningless like “you know, we work hard and play hard here” or otherwise makes it clear that they’re using this as a teaching moment to educate me about what it means to do grown-up work.
  • If they can talk about data science in terms of durable product offerings, and how they decide what gets put in the product and what doesn’t, then I know I might want to work for them.

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Sanders and Biden battle over health care for union workers as UAW strikes

  • PHILADELPHIA (CNN) - With United Auto Workers still patrolling the picket lines in their strike against General Motors, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden spent Tuesday drawing sharp distinctions over their plans for health care in a way that could directly impact those on strike.
  • Sanders, who has faced criticism over how his "Medicare for All" plan would impact unions and their negotiated benefits, argued that if his plan were the law of the land those striking wouldn't have to worry about their coverage.
  • Private plans can be sold as long as they don't offer the same benefits as Medicare for All. Sanders has said unions could continue to offer health plans with extra benefits not covered by Medicare for All. He has also promised that he would require those collective bargaining agreements between unions and companies to be renegotiated and any savings provided to the companies be distributed to employees in the form of better salaries and other benefits.

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How to spot red flags in a data science job opportunity

  • I’ve experienced obvious defensiveness: the manager bristles and says of course that sort of accommodation has to happen sometimes and it’s not realistic to expect that it doesn’t, but they try to keep it to a minimum because really they need people to put in whatever work is needed.
  • I’ve experienced patronizing non-answers: the manager leans back in their chair and says something meaningless like “you know, we work hard and play hard here” or otherwise makes it clear that they’re using this as a teaching moment to educate me about what it means to do grown-up work.
  • If they can talk about data science in terms of durable product offerings, and how they decide what gets put in the product and what doesn’t, then I know I might want to work for them.

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Dealmaster: You can still convert 3 years of Xbox Live to Game Pass Ultimate for $1

  • Today's list is headlined by a deal over at Microsoft that gets you a month of the company's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service for $1 or two months for $2.
  • Normally, a Game Pass Ultimate membership—which wraps Game Pass for console and PC together with Xbox Live Gold—costs $15 a month.
  • It's also worth noting that Game Pass Ultimate subscription time can't be reverted back to individual Xbox Live Gold or standard Game Pass subscriptions after upgrading—your account won't be locked into the Ultimate plan forever, just the prepaid time up to 36 months.
  • But you'll have to turn off recurring billing and re-join those other services separately if you don't want to renew Game Pass Ultimate once that prepaid time expires.
  • Microsoft is probably happy to have people buy years of Xbox Live Gold in advance when it has a new console coming next year.

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Millennials Insanely Tout Bitcoin and Andrew Yang as Their Retirement Plans – CCN.com

  • More than any other generation, millennials face dismal retirement finance prospects.
  • According to a recent report, those born between 1981 and 1996 face numerous economic disadvantages relative to other generations such as baby boomers and generation X.
  • Given that millennials came of age at a time when information technology was exploding, some of them are planning to ride on the coattails of the Silicon Valley giants of today (even though it is not clear whether those giants will still be existing when retirement comes around, and in what form, if so).
  • Aside from the jokes, some recognized the seriousness of the matter by admitting that millennials have been dealt a worse hand relative to generation X or baby boomers.
  • This could mean they have relatively more time to save for retirement compared to other generations.

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Google Fi gets a cheaper “unlimited” plan, bundled cloud storage

  • Besides the original pay-per-megabyte plan with unlimited calls and text, Google Fi is now launching a full blown "Unlimited" plan (with throttling after 22GB) for $70, and it comes with 100GB of cloud storage thanks to a bundled "Google One" membership.
  • This new $70 plan is $10 cheaper and comes with more unthrottled data, and the bundled 100GB of Google One storage saves you another $2 a month.
  • You get unlimited calls and texts, and your phone number lives in the cloud, so you get Google Voice-style features like call forwarding, online voicemail, Wi-Fi calling, and texts and calls on any device through the Google Hangouts app or website.
  • There are two classes of device support for Fi. Phones that are "Designed for Fi" (here's a compatibility list) let you combine service from Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular into one big super network and get an always-on VPN.

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If you work for a nonprofit, church, or public school, a 403(b) plan is a great way to save for retirement

  • You may be familiar with traditional and Roth IRA accounts as well as employer-sponsored 401(k) plans.
  • But if you work for a public school or nonprofit organization, this may be the type of retirement plan that you're offered.
  • That means any contributions you make to your 403(b) plan will reduce your taxable income for a given tax year.
  • For one, 403(b) plans that don't offer employer matches may not require ERISA oversight (Employee Retirement Income Security Act), which can cause their administrative costs to be more affordable.
  • If your employer offers a match, your 403(b) plan should probably be the first place that you save for retirement.
  • However, if you're not offered a match, you'll want to make sure that your organization's 403(b) plan is affordable.
  • If your employer's plan has high administrative costs, you may want to contribute to a personal IRA first.

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Google Fi gets $70 unlimited mobile plan plus free Google One membership

  • Google Fi Unlimited, as the plan is called, offers completely unlimited calls and texts, while data is effectively unlimited, though with one notable caveat — speeds will be throttled after 22GB of usage in a given month, similar to what the main U.S. mobile carriers enforce.
  • So far, Google Fi pricing has been fairly straightforward: Users pay $20 per month for unlimited calls and texts, and then they pay $10 for every gigabyte (GB) of data thereafter.
  • As of last year, Google introduced a new feature it called Bill Protection, which effectively ushered unlimited mobile data into the mix by introducing a $60 cap — subscribers could enjoy up to 15GB for their $60 monthly outlay, after which their data speed dropped significantly.

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Google Fi launches a more traditional unlimited plan

  • Google is also tying its new Unlimited plan to Google One, another service that hasn’t taken off in the popular imagination.
  • But though that sounds complicated, it’s conceptually easier (at least in the US) than Google Fi’s previous plan — which is still sticking around but is now called “Flex.” Under that plan, it is $20 for the phone line, $15 for each additional line, and $10/GB for any and all data used.
  • Google wanted something conceptually easier for US customers, the ones who have been seeing every other carrier offer Unlimited plans.
  • Both the Unlimited and Flex plans will allow customers to order free “data-only” SIM cards that draw from the same data buckets with no additional monthly charge.
  • Fi also is popular with international travelers, as it doesn’t charge any extra fees for data when roaming, though it does $0.20 per minute for calls.

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