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Neil Young Disses Trump & Lets Freedom Really Ring

  • Neil Young does not like Donald Trump.
  • When word got out that Trump played Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” at his Mount Rushmore rally Saturday, the rock legend took to Twitter to make clear that he doesn’t co-sign it.
  • Young, who has been both rockin’ and speaking out against over-reaching governmental authority for decades, proves he’s still got the same fire he had all those years ago.
  • Back in 2016, Trump used Neil Young’s music during his campaign for the first time.
  • Every time “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” or one of my songs is played at your rallies, I hope you hear my voice.
  • Me. Young emphasized this sentiment again on Saturday and took to Twitter to share his distaste for Trump’s use of his song.
  • But Neil Young hasn’t just denounced Trump.

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Greatest Mistake of Our Time

  • Do you think the people at that time were aware that things would become so ugly by the end of the war?
  • Also, if we think that we are not making a mistake today collectively then that leaves a blind spot and accidents usually happen in blind spot.
  • I think that collective mistake of our time is social media.
  • I have thought about this for long time and after lot of observation and experiences both online and in real life I am saying that the greatest mistake of our time is social media.
  • Social media is the greatest experiment of our time and it’s being run on billions of people, the effects of which are not really comprehensible to us.
  • It’s so deeply woven in our societies now that the rise and fall of political parties and world leaders is also influenced by how successful there campaign is on social platforms.

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How one of Netflix’s biggest mistakes helped build its weird culture

  • And so for the first episode of Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect — our new seven-part podcast about the company and the impact it has made on Hollywood and the world — we wanted to dive into Netflix’s culture.
  • When we told people outside of Netflix that we were making an episode about the company’s culture, we often got blank looks.
  • After the debacle, Hastings instituted “farming for dissent,” a formal practice where employees are supposed to run their big ideas by colleagues and have them tell you candidly — on a Google Doc that’s open for everyone to see — what’s wrong with it.
  • It’s considered integral to the company that your coworkers tell you what they really think of your idea, even if — perhaps especially if — you’re their boss.

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A Short History of Data Visualisation

  • Many of the visualisation techniques of today were invented during the industrial revolution, with the field making large strides in the mid-19th century.
  • What may seem simple and obvious today, such as a bar chart or line graph, would have been strange and unfamiliar to someone 200 years ago.
  • However, his lasting legacy is in the field of statistics, with the charts he designed forming the core of data visualisation today.
  • By presenting data this way, it’s easy to spot Scotland’s strong economic links with Ireland and its trade imbalance with Russia.
  • It’s astonishing to think, that more than two hundred years later, the ideas of one man still make up the bulk of the chart options in state of the art data visualisation software.
  • Mary Eleanor Spear: Developed the box plot in 1952 in her book Charting Statistics after working as a graphical analyst in the US civil service.

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A Short History of Data Visualisation

  • Many of the visualisation techniques of today were invented during the industrial revolution, with the field making large strides in the mid-19th century.
  • What may seem simple and obvious today, such as a bar chart or line graph, would have been strange and unfamiliar to someone 200 years ago.
  • However, his lasting legacy is in the field of statistics, with the charts he designed forming the core of data visualisation today.
  • By presenting data this way, it’s easy to spot Scotland’s strong economic links with Ireland and its trade imbalance with Russia.
  • It’s astonishing to think, that more than two hundred years later, the ideas of one man still make up the bulk of the chart options in state of the art data visualisation software.
  • Mary Eleanor Spear: Developed the box plot in 1952 in her book Charting Statistics after working as a graphical analyst in the US civil service.

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A Short History of Data Visualisation

  • Many of the visualisation techniques of today were invented during the industrial revolution, with the field making large strides in the mid-19th century.
  • What may seem simple and obvious today, such as a bar chart or line graph, would have been strange and unfamiliar to someone 200 years ago.
  • However, his lasting legacy is in the field of statistics, with the charts he designed forming the core of data visualisation today.
  • By presenting data this way, it’s easy to spot Scotland’s strong economic links with Ireland and its trade imbalance with Russia.
  • It’s astonishing to think, that more than two hundred years later, the ideas of one man still make up the bulk of the chart options in state of the art data visualisation software.
  • Mary Eleanor Spear: Developed the box plot in 1952 in her book Charting Statistics after working as a graphical analyst in the US civil service.

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Uber Under Pressure to Beef Up Food Delivery

  • Uber Technologies Inc. needs a win.
  • After a failed bid for Grubhub Inc., the ride-hailing giant is trying to buy much smaller food-delivery company Postmates Inc. as it seeks surer footing in the era of Covid-19.
  • The San Francisco-based company needs to get stronger in the competitive world of food delivery as the pandemic has crushed its...

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Hugh Downs, anchor of '20/20' and 'Today,' dead at 99

  • Los Angeles (CNN Business) - Hugh Downs, the versatile and Emmy-winning broadcaster whose decades-long TV career ranged from anchoring ABC News' "20/20" to the "Today" show to serving as Jack Paar's sidekick on "The Tonight Show," has died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Downs -- who retired in 1999 -- was essentially there for the very start of commercial television, serving as the announcer for the children's show "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" and comedy legend Sid Caesar's "Caesar's Hour" in the 1950s.
  • Born in Akron, Ohio, Downs began working in radio after college -- a stint interrupted by his service during World War II -- before landing at NBC-owned WMAQ in Chicago, where he worked in various capacities for several years before moving to New York.
  • Guinness World Records once recognized Downs for having appeared in more hours of U.S. television (roughly 10,000) than anyone else, a record later broken by Regis Philbin.

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Markets, Rent and WFH

  • San Francisco is still the most expensive rental market in the United States, with the median 1 bedroom renting for $3,280 per month.
  • I haven’t seen the hard data yet to confirm it, but it looks like those who can work remotely indefinitely are choosing to relocate out of expensive cities for cheaper suburbs and in some cases out of the state entirely.
  • As I was looking into this I stumbled across a survey from Blind that shows 28% of 4,400 tech workers surveyed plan to leave the Bay Area and 27% plan to leave the state.
  • Real Vision with Hugh Hendry: I first met Hugh Hendry when my old friend Steve Drobny introduced us back in 2004, I haven’t seen Hugh in at least 3 years, the last time was to have dinner in San Francisco.

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This jellyfish robot can outswim its squishy animal cousin

  • Jellyfish might not be the fastest swimmers under the sea, but what they lack in speed they more than make up for in style.
  • The team recently created soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-world counterparts.
  • Like their animal cousins, the bots were seriously quick.
  • The team emulated the movement of jellyfish with a plastic polymer disk.
  • One layer of the disk was pre-stressed by stretching it in four directions, while another contained a ring-like air channel.
  • It’s not only jellyfish and cheetahs that have inspired the researchers.
  • They’ve also developed a fast-moving crawler that moves like a larval insect, curling its body to store up some energy, and then quickly releasing it to jump forward.
  • While most grippers hang open when resting, and then expel energy to grab and move their cargo, this one stays clenched shut when it’s unused.

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