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Python alternative to Docker

  • What if I told you that there is a way to build your app into a single file and it isn't a Docker container?
  • Using a special building process, Docker will put all the output like Python code, dependencies, compiled extensions, and static assets into the container.
  • A container is single file called an image that uses special filesystem structure to store all of your app.
  • Instead of putting large chunks of an operating system into a container, what if you could bundle your Python app into a single executable file?
  • In a normal Python application, you might consider your app code as a build artifact, and each dependency as its own build artifact.
  • When the tests pass, that entire unit is deployed and should work because there is no opportunity for you app code to interact with package A at version 1.

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Python alternative to Docker

  • What if I told you that there is a way to build your app into a single file and it isn't a Docker container?
  • Using a special building process, Docker will put all the output like Python code, dependencies, compiled extensions, and static assets into the container.
  • A container is single file called an image that uses special filesystem structure to store all of your app.
  • Instead of putting large chunks of an operating system into a container, what if you could bundle your Python app into a single executable file?
  • In a normal Python application, you might consider your app code as a build artifact, and each dependency as its own build artifact.
  • When the tests pass, that entire unit is deployed and should work because there is no opportunity for you app code to interact with package A at version 1.

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Trump's Turnberry resort has made nearly $200,000 from US military visits since he took office

  • A report from The New York Times on September 12 found that from January to August of this year, 259 military crews have refueled at Prestwick Airport, about a 40-minute drive from President Donald Trump's struggling Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland.
  • The refueling deal was signed under President Barack Obama, but it came into significant use under Trump, with the number of stopovers at Prestwick growing from 156 in 2016, to 259 just through August of this year.
  • It's unclear how many military personnel have stayed at Trump Turnberry, but The New York Times found that the State Department had paid the resort — which lost $4.2 million in 2017 — at least $64,000 over the past two years, some of which may have been refunded.

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Two senior executives are now out at Charles Schwab as the discount broker prepares to cut 600 jobs

  • Craig took over the individual client-focused investor services business as well as marketing responsibilities from Terri Kallsen and Andy Gill when the two exited in July as part of a reorganization.
  • Chris Thom, an SVP in Charles Schwab's planning & portfolio group and president of the Schwab Private Client investment advice service, has left, along with Jennifer Fedora, who worked with the company's retail leadership team as SVP of investor services field enablement, Business Insider has learned.
  • Business Insider first reported in July that Kallsen, Schwab's former retail head, and Gill, the former chief marketing officer, departed as part of a restructuring, with Craig assuming leadership of those responsibilities while a new structure was determined.
  • Roberts, the managing director focused on Schwab's mobile application, was involved with the retail client experience, according to his LinkedIn page.

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NBCUniversal’s new streaming service could spell trouble for Hulu

  • Preparing to launch with a couple of exclusive titles, including The Office and Parks and Recreation, Peacock is the latest entry in the streaming wars between some of the biggest names in entertainment, including WarnerMedia, Disney, Amazon, and Apple.
  • It was once owned by a number of companies who saw Hulu as their entry point into online streaming, including AT&T’s WarnerMedia, 21st Century Fox, and Comcast’s NBCUniversal.
  • If studios like NBCU are going to compete with Netflix, Amazon, Apple and everyone else, they’re going to need to launch their own service, which means getting into the messy licensing fights that Hulu was so useful for avoiding.
  • Disney has plans for the service, including using it to house content from its subsidiary networks like ABC and Fox, but it also has its eyes on turning it into a possible HBO competitor.

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Netflix and HBO Max have scooped up the streaming rights to 'Seinfeld' and 'Big Bang Theory'

  • In fact, subscribers still mostly watch licensed content on platforms: 63% of Netflix US streams come from licensed content, with the most popular titles being led by "The Office" at No. 1 and "Friends" at No. 3, per 7Park Data.
  • Scattering these series across various platforms will likely confuse the average consumer.
  • Because these series are typically subject to multi-year licensing deals, if these shows continue to change hands amid rising fragmentation, this could spark frustration among those who want to watch all of the biggest hits.
  • In the near term, this frustration will be ameliorated by distribution aggregators like Apple or Roku, and even pay-TV services like Comcast that have integrated streaming services into their search options.
  • Connected-TV platforms like Roku and Apple allow users to search for and navigate content across multiple apps simultaneously.

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How much to tip in every situation, from Uber drivers to your hairstylist

  • Tip before you get your drink if you want better service.
  • Tip when they deliver bags to the room and when they pick the bags up.
  • Tip when you receive the service.
  • If you're a regular, you don't necessarily need to tip if it's business as usual, but you should give a little extra if something comes up last minute.
  • Consider tipping during both pickup and delivery if the people are different.
  • They should be tipped just like cab drivers.
  • Tip when paying for delivery.
  • You also might want to tip if the delivery person has to navigate stairs or bad weather.
  • Tip when the job is complete, and offer cold drinks if the furniture was heavy or it was a tough delivery.
  • Tip at the end of the service.
  • Tipping here should be considered as an extra gift for those hauling heavy packages to your door.

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Amazon is partnering with Western Union to let its US customers pay for online orders with cash

  • With a new cash payment program rolling out this quarter, Amazon will aim to get in on a share of those transactions.
  • On Wednesday morning, Amazon announced that PayCode will come to the US.
  • The service, already in place in 19 other countries, will allow customers to opt to pay with cash upon checkout when shopping at the online retailer.
  • Customers who pay with PayCode are given a code upon checkout, which they will be able to take to any Western Union and settle with cash.
  • Their online order will ship after Western Union transfers the money to Amazon.
  • PayCode will allow Amazon to move in on the market of customers who are unwilling or unable to pay for online orders with credit or ATM cards, potentially widening their business.
  • The new service will begin to go into effect in the coming weeks, according to an Amazon announcement.

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AvantStay, a startup that rents properties designed for group travel, just nabbed $20 million in funding from venture funds and Olympian Shaun White

  • AvantStay, a short-term rental startup that caters to group travel, has raised $20 million in Series A funding and inked a deal to list its properties on Marriott's answer to Airbnb.
  • With the popularity of Airbnb's original model of home-sharing, a new class of short-term rental companies that mix Instagrammable style and hotel-like amenities with the comfort of a home have cropped up.
  • Marriott's own entry into the short-term rental world earlier this year is an indication that hotel incumbents are watching the space closely.
  • The Marriott service connects travelers to property managers and allows loyalty members to earn and use loyalty points during a stay.
  • AvantStay's partnership with Marriott sets it apart from other companies in the space who have yet to work with the incumbents, though most have close relationships with Airbnb and other hospitality platforms.

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IAC's Dotdash is quietly building a beauty empire to compete with the likes of Condé Nast and Hearst

  • Dotdash, the IAC-owned media company that was born out of service publisher About.com, is quietly building a beauty empire to take on the likes of Condé Nast and Hearst.
  • Dotdash bought Brides (from Condé Nast) and Byrdie and MyDomaine (from Who What Wear owner Clique Brands) this year and is aiming to double their audience, similar to how it's grown in other lifestyle areas like home, personal finance, and health.
  • The online beauty/fashion category reached all of 152 million unique visitors in July, by Comscore's count, dominated by giants like Hearst, Yahoo, and Refinery29.
  • Dotdash also plans to grow the awareness of its small sites by throwing pop-up events like its Byrdie Beauty Lab and launching Byrdie-branded, direct-to-consumer products.

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