Presidential candidate John Delaney, whose senior staff reportedly encouraged him to drop out of the race, and whose poll numbers are so low that they’re not even registering, received an awful lot of airtime tonight at the third debate of the 2020 presidential primaries. The businessman and former U.S. representative from Maryland was forced to defend his views on healthcare and his opposition to Medicare for All, and ended up saying much more on the topic than front-running senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Here’s a key exchange: Bernie Sanders to John Delaney: “You’re wrong” on Medicare for All https://t.co/SZVEHw3LVJ #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/tZRhJ97xZ4 — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 31, 2019 However, not everyone was happy about Delaney’s verbose performance or CNN moderator Jake Tapper’s generousness. why on earth are they trying to make Bernie v. Delancey happen. this loser … [Read more...] about People are mad that CNN gave John Delaney so much airtime during the Democratic debates
Fifty years after that first connection, the internet has become famous for connecting and informing the world—and for growing monopoly fears, privacy violations, and the spread of toxic speech, disinformation, and perhaps impeachment-worthy conspiracy theories. Don’t think of these problems as merely digital, says Sam Gill, a vice president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: They amount to a modern-day public health crisis and demand the kind of effort undertaken in previous eras to counter disease, filth, and social and economic ills. advertisement advertisement “At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, you not only had a new class of problems as the country densified and urbanized; you had problems that we didn’t quite know how to study and talk about,” he says. “And I think we feel the same way about the current moment—that there’s a new class of problems and they defy a lot of the traditional boundaries of … [Read more...] about Our new public health crisis? Knight’s millions aim to make the internet less toxic
Your interpersonal skills can make or break your chances of getting a job offer — even in such a technical field as finance. advertisement advertisement The point was made very clear recently in a survey by finance staffing firm Accountemps. More than 1,400 CFOs were asked: “If two candidates for an accounting or finance position had similar skills, which one the following additional qualifications would you find most valuable?” Topping the list was “personality or people skills” with 31% of the votes. People skills trumped “software/technology skills,” “industry-specific experience,” and “certification or advanced degree.” I wouldn’t be surprised if results were similar for most other functions in any given company. “Job seekers who show they possess not just the right technical skills but also the right personality enjoy greater marketability among prospective employers,” says … [Read more...] about Secret Weapon in the Job Hunt Today: Personality
Hundreds of Facebook groups were turned into zombies on Tuesday in an attempt to display just how vulnerable social networkers can be. Using a design flaw in Facebook’s groups feature, a group called Control Your Info found Facebook groups where the administrator had stepped down, joined the group, claimed the vacant administrator spot (which is open to any group member when the administrator leaves) and changed the name to Control Your Info. advertisement advertisement “When you’re admin of a group, you can basically do anything you want with it,” the group’s Web page states. “You can change it’s name, and the groups members won’t even get a notification of it. You can send mails to all members and edit info.” An evildoer could seize a widowed group (such as the hypothetical group “Sweet Valley High LoOoOoVeS Robert Pattison,” for instance) and change the name to something offensive (like “The Coalition … [Read more...] about Facebook Hijackers Speak Out About… School Project?
On August 2, 2018, Apple became the world’s first public company worth more than $1 trillion. If anything, that abstract figure understates the company’s reach. Apple makes the first thing that hundreds of millions of people look at when they wake up. The company’s supply chain can extract trace amounts of rare-earth minerals from a mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, embed them in one of the planet’s most advanced computers, and deliver the whole thing to the steppes of Mongolia. And yet Apple’s rise is nothing more or less than the story of three interfaces: the Macintosh OS, the iPod click wheel, and the iPhone touchscreen. Everything else has been fighting about how the pie would be divided up among competitors and copycats. advertisement advertisement In the user-friendly world, interfaces make empires: IBM, with its punch-card mainframes, was an empire until the 1970s. Then came the graphical user interface, which transformed both … [Read more...] about Apple built a $1 trillion empire on two metaphors. One is breaking