Comedian: Firing Shane Gillis wasn't political correctness
- Which brings me to the interesting case of comedian Shane Gillis, which some people think is about political correctness run amok.
- I might be wrong, but I think it would be hard for the "unfunny" "chicks" of SNL, most (but not all) of whom are white -- like Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Melissa Villaseñor, Heidi Gardner, Alison Gates, Ego Nwodim, and Chloe Fineman -- to have to write with and share a stage with someone who has said he thinks they're pretty much worthless in the world of comedy.
- Shane Gillis was not fired because of a stand-up bit that was taken out of context -- that would be a real shame for stand-up comedy everywhere.
An Instacart exec reveals why his company is doubling down on booze and taking on 'antiquated' alcohol laws across the US
- LAS VEGAS — Instacart is going to war over booze delivery across the United States.
- According to the technology company's chief business officer, Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart is jumping into the business of same-day alcohol delivery — specifically, being able to fulfill booze-related orders within an hour.
- But Ganenthiran said that there's one major thing standing in Instacart's way: "antiquated laws" regarding liquor deliveries in different localities.
- Of course, the legal requirements and rules regarding alcohol delivery can vary quite a bit between jurisdictions.
- The Instacart executive said that his company has an "assigned team" working with regulators "county by county," across the United States, to hash out the possibility of "safely" scaling one-hour alcohol delivery.
- Back in March, Supermarket News reported that Instacart has rolled out its delivery of "beer, wine, and spirits" to 14 states and Washington, DC.
- I also learned Apex, the back end language for Salesforce--which I'm involved with during my day job.
- I can't stop thinking about all the cool things that the back end lets me dream up.
- That's ironic because I got this impression at first that back end development was this stuffy and non-creative place.
- As I said before, I work in Salesforce development and they built their own front-end framework based on Web Components called Lightning Web Components, and follows all of its rules.
- I think eventually, we will probably use Web Components instead of these virtual dom frameworks.
- Hasn't compatibility always been the big elephant in the room with web development?
- I know personally, I am going to look into things like Polymer for future front end projects.
Growing the product-minded software engineering muscle
- At companies building world-class products, product-minded engineers take teams to a new level of impact.
- Teams who are working on user-facing features, collaborating with product managers are environments where product-minded engineers can have a huge impact.
- This article summarizes 9 traits I've observed these kinds of people share, and my suggestions for any engineer to grow their product-minded muscle.
- They often go back to the product manager, suggesting a completely different feature to be built, given the product impact would be similar, but the engineering effort vastly smaller.
- Product-minded engineers quickly map out edge cases and think of ways to reduce work on them: often bringing solutions that require no engineering work.
- After rollout, they still actively engage with product managers, data scientists, and customer support channels, to learn how the feature is being used in the real world.
What happens to the human body in space
- Narrator: In 2016, astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after nearly a year on the International Space Station.
- Narrator: That's Garrett Reisman, a former NASA astronaut who's logged 107 days in space.
- Narrator: Without gravity working on your body, your bones and muscles start to break down, too.
- Reisman: So, there is a psychological aspect to being in space, both because of the fact that you're isolated from the rest of humanity, it was really strange to be looking out the window at billions of people down there that had no way to get to me.
- They would face higher levels of radiation, shifting gravity fields, and longer travel times, which would compound all of the negative effects of space on the human body and mind.
- Narrator: Right now, NASA and other research organizations are working to develop better technology that protects astronauts against these hazards, so maybe one day humans might make it to Mars.
Morgan Spurlock talks about his sexual misconduct confession, getting sober, and releasing 'Super Size Me 2'
- A year and a half ago, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock left the public eye after posting a confession of sexual misconduct on Twitter at the height of the #MeToo movement.
- Spurlock experienced overnight success 15 years ago thanks to his debut feature, "Super Size Me," and went on to become a heavyweight in the non-fiction world.
- When we spoke back in 2017, you were on the verge of signing a deal with YouTube to release "Super Size Me 2," and you had plans for a Holy Chicken food truck following the movie around the country.
- Spurlock: No. The deal was signed and YouTube basically walked away, so I got it back and it was on a shelf for 18 months.
- Guerrasio: And in regards to "Super Size Me 2," looking back, do you think you should have communicated better with the farmers about why the movie got shelved?
Will The Office Survive Its Painful Peacock Purgatory? – CCN.com
- Those of us who watched The Office during its nine-year run on NBC remain just as invested in Jim and Pam’s romance we were in 2005, and - thanks to Netflix - Generation Z is falling in love with the show for the first time.
- NBC is making a $500 million gamble that (1) Loyalties run deep enough to spur fans of The Office to purchase a second (or third, fourth, or fifth, etc.) streaming subscription and (2) Those loyalties are also deep enough to overcome the platform's bewildering name.
- Critically acclaimed exclusives like Stranger Things and House of Cards might attract subscribers, but when push comes to shove, those viewers will spend far more time binging on cultural comfort food than they will watching Netflix’s in-house content.
- According to the Los Angeles Times, Netflix was “particularly aggressive” in negotiations and agreed to pay “far more” for Seinfeld than the $500 million NBC forked over to reclaim streaming rights to The Office.
The never-ending, very confusing battle for Etsy’s soul
- Chief technology officer Chad Dickerson had taken over as CEO after Kalin was voted out by the board in July 2011, and in October 2013, in an infamous town hall meeting at Etsy HQ, he announced that the company would allow sellers to contract with outside manufacturers to help make their products, so long as they designed everything themselves and were willing to provide detailed explanations of their process to Etsy’s Marketplace Integrity team.
- The company had taken in a total of $97.3 million in venture money by the time it went public in 2015, and Etsy’s IPO was a big deal, imbued with surreal significance; The New York Times called it “an experiment in corporate governance, a test of whether Wall Street will embrace a company that puts doing social and environmental good on the same pedestal with, if not ahead of, maximizing profits.” But Wall Street did not embrace Etsy.
What is an OpCode?
- There’s a bit of important background information to understand before we dive too deep into what we’re going to look at today, and that’s how .NET works.
- To use this OpCode we need to provide some more information, the location of the method we’re calling, the return type and finally the method reference.
- This CIL instruction will also put the resulting value onto the stack, so there’s no need to use an ldarg OpCode after it.
- When a function takes arguments it’ll pop off as many as it requires from the stack to execute, so you need to make sure that when you’re pushing data onto the stack it’s pushed on in the right order, otherwise you can end up with type mismatch, or the wrong value being in the wrong argument.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review: Better, but not groundbreaking
- Day-to-day performance is faster than last year’s premium iPhones, but often only just, and many will be hard-pressed to spot the differences between these new Super Retina XDR displays and the ones we got last year.
- (I'd have done the same in YouTube since I spend a lot of time there, but for some reason, the app running on the Pro never offered the HDR video options it did when running on the XS Max. Weird.) The Pros' screens were, in fact, a bit brighter at times when the situation called for it, but I don't think you'd notice the difference unless you had the two phones sitting side by side.
- It probably also goes without saying that these Pro screens look significantly better than the Liquid Retina display used in the standard iPhone 11 — they're sharper and more vivid, and they're capable of the deep blacks that make iOS 13's dark mode really pop.