advertisement advertisement 1. Attack Of The Drones Last month, NATO’s commanders in Libya went with caps-in-hand to the Pentagon to ask for reconnaissance help in the form of more Predator drones. “It’s getting more difficult to find stuff to blow up,” a senior NATO officer complained to The Los Angeles Times. The Libyan rebels’ envoy in Washington had already made a similar request. “We can’t get rid of [Qaddafi] by throwing eggs at him,” the envoy told the newspaper. The Pentagon told both camps it would think about it, citing the need for drones in places like Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, where Predator strikes have killed dozens this month alone. So why doesn’t NATO or the rebels do what Cote d’Ivoire’s Air Force, Mexican police, and college student peacekeepers have done–buy, rent, or build drones of their own? The development of deadly hardware and software is leading to a democratization of war … [Read more...] about The DIY Terminator: Private Robot Armies And The Algorithm-Run Future Of War
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When policymakers want to help people with low incomes get a mortgage, they typically offer some kind of subsidy or boost the flexibility of the underwriting guidelines. advertisement advertisement This week, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco will pioneer a radically different approach: It will try to turn more Americans into homeowners—not by giving them a break but, instead, by catalyzing the creation of good jobs in their communities. “What we’re doing is getting at the root cause” of why buying a house remains out of reach for many families, says Larry Parks, the senior vice president of external, legislative, and regulatory affairs at the bank, a cooperative that gives its member financial institutions inexpensive loans and risk-management tools so that they, in turn, can increase the availability of mortgages and stimulate community development. “We’re changing the thought process.” At the center of it all is a Quality … [Read more...] about How One Big Bank Is Spurring Job Growth In Underserved Communities
When I think about it now, I cringe. A newly minted Syracuse University graduate, wanting to prove to prospective employers how clever I was, I packaged four résumés to my the top employers on my list, each with a brand-new shoe. As my cover letter explained, I wanted to get a foot in the door. advertisement advertisement It was a tired stunt even back when you sent paper résumés to employers. And it didn’t yield the results I wanted. But, apparently, others have had better luck. In a recent survey by job search engine SimplyHired, 13% of applicants used an unusual strategy like a stunt or gimmick during the job application process—and 70% of them got the job they wanted. More than 55% said the effort was received positively. What did they do? Respondents said they: Sent a miniature Lego sculpture of himself (hired) Wore a company uniform to the interview (not hired) Created a QR code link to lessons taught and turned her résumé into … [Read more...] about Should you try a wacky job application strategy?
After years of fanfare and speculation about its impact in the streaming wars, Disney Plus finally launched this week—and it’s not quite the sprint out of the gate that the company surely hoped for. In addition to widespread outages and loading issues, the Disney Plus library of original content is, well, dreadful. advertisement advertisement As cynical as I am about how bloated and fragmented the streaming landscape has become, I was actually excited about Disney Plus because of the back catalogue. For just $7 a month, I could have a solid chunk of my childhood at my fingertips. I wouldn’t have to rifle through my parents’ attic in search of stacks of dusty VHS classics (I know you know the ones) like The Fox and the Hound, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach. The Disney Channel shows and TV movies that were legit appointment television for me are just a search away. Add everything else that’s underneath the massive … [Read more...] about I watched all of Disney Plus’s original TV shows and films so you don’t have to
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah feels his team still has a long way to go in Twenty20s as it is neither learning from its mistakes nor has the big-hitters essential to the format.Bangladesh have come close to victory on many occasions but failed to cross the line, especially against top teams like India losing the just-concluded T20 series 1-2."We have a long way to go in T20 cricket. We don't have big hitters. We have to be dependent on our skill hitting. So we are working on our game sense and become more consistent mentally," said Mahmudullah following the 30-run loss to India in the series-decider here on November 10.Close In Pics | India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I highlights: Rahul, Iyer and Chahar shine as IND win the series related news On the Ball podcast | India vs Bangladesh 1st Test preview: Shakib's loss is like taking Ben Stokes out of England Kohli on mental health: I didn't know what to do during 2014 England India vs Bangladesh 1st Test preview: TV time, … [Read more...] about India vs Bangladesh: We have long way to go in T20 cricket, Mahmudullah