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  • 5 States Most Impacted By Recent Tesla Supercharger Price Increase

    01/19/2019 10:58:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Inside EVs ^ | March 18, 2018 | Steven Loveday
    As we reported just the other day, Tesla quietly hiked rates for Supercharging in most states. Keep in mind that this impacts all Tesla Model 3 owners, as well as owners of new Tesla Model S and X vehicles who purchased their vehicles without utilizing a referral code. Thanks to hardcore EV fans like Teslanomics’ Ben Sullins, we have an update on how states were affected by the new rate hike, as well as the actual percentage of increase. As we explained the other day, states like Illinois have seen over a 60 percent increase, from .15/kWh to .25/kWh. States...
  • Manager Runs 263-Lap Half Marathon in Shirt and Tie to Keep His Promise to His Workers

    01/19/2019 6:03:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    David Stephenson, store manager of Cedar City Deseret Industries, promised his team that if they met their sales goals, he would run at least 200 loops around the roundabout outside of their office—and he would do it in his work clothes: a shirt, tie, and slacks. “Where I work, we train individuals to get better jobs,” he explained. “They all face different challenges in their lives, so I’m always looking for any opportunity to show them that you can do hard things, even if some thing seem impossible—or not the smartest thing to do, in my case—you can still accomplish...
  • Tens to be disappointed as Windows 10 Mobile death date set: Doomed phone OS won't see 2020

    01/19/2019 5:57:04 PM PST · by dayglored · 35 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Shaun Nichols
    Microsoft to hang up support on 10 December (2019) Microsoft has formally set the end date for support of its all-but-forgotten Windows 10 Mobile platform.The Redmond code factory said today that, come December 10, it's curtains for the ill-fated smartphone venture. The retirement will end a four-year run for a Microsoft phone effort that never really got off the ground and helped destroy Nokia in the process."The end of support date applies to all Windows 10 Mobile products, including Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise," Microsoft declared."Windows 10 Mobile users will no longer be eligible to receive new...
  • Interview “Donald Trump is going to ROCK the Planet”

    01/18/2019 5:44:26 PM PST · by diverteach · 17 replies
    Show - London Real” ^ | Mar 18, 2016 | Dan Pena
    Quite possibly THE best interview ever heard https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DAYydLBiTJ0
  • Oil Production And My 401K/IRA-Cause and Effect?

    01/18/2019 4:06:41 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 2 replies
    My S&P500 account has gone up pretty good in the last few weeks after a bigger hit prior. If the price of gas is going more towards $2/gallon and China is backing down on trade I certainly see it as a cause and effect The only other big thing on the horizon I see is the prospect of a big beautiful wall. Too much collateral damage without one. I'm talking drugs, violence, hit and run vehicle accidents. Gotta get better if Trump is in office for 6 more. Things will never be perfect but tell me how much China and...
  • Texas drug suspects called cops after somebody stole their weed, police say

    01/18/2019 11:57:26 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 17 2019 | By Samuel Chamberlain
    Who do you call when someone steals the marijuana you're trying to sell? According to authorities in Texas, a pair of teenage would-be drug dealers opted to call the police. Investigators say 18-year-old Reed Henry and 17-year-old Jeremy Galladora contacted the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office to report a robbery. When deputies arrived, the pair said they had met up with a group of men to sell an item they had listed online, only to have the men assault them and make off with the item. However, after an investigation, deputies realized Henry and Galladora were actually trying to...
  • Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation

    01/17/2019 10:17:38 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    MACDailyNews ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | uncredited
    Full title: Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation in TIME op-ed “In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy—yours, mine, all of ours,” Apple CEO Tim Cook writes in an op-ed for TIME Magazine. “Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the vanishing ability to control our own digital lives.” “This problem is solvable—it isn’t too big, too challenging or too late.... {snip} ….“We believe the Federal Trade Commission should establish a data-broker clearinghouse,...
  • A Shocking Tour of K-12 Today

    01/17/2019 6:57:12 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 23 replies
    Education Views ^ | July 15, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Some of my articles generate lots of comments from angry parents who had to fight with an unresponsive school system year after year. People not familiar with how bad K-12 has become might find these comments both revealing and scary. They tell the truth about K-12, a truth-in-the-trenches you won’t find in our media. (Sad to say, our media seem to feel it’s their job to wrap academic decline in a protective silence. Shhhh, Don’t Disturb The Saboteurs!) Here are comments left on an article about reading: “I had the Sisters of Mercy. Everyone read at least at grade level...
  • See the Moment the Old Tappan Zee Bridge Crashed Into the Hudson River (NY)

    01/17/2019 4:40:12 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 16 replies
    NewJersey 101.5 ^ | January 15, 2019 | Staff
    The old Tappan Zee Bridge in New York's Hudson Valley went crashing into the Hudson River late Tuesday morning. Traffic was backed up in both directions about 10:50 a.m. as explosives were used to tear down the eastern portion of the bridge. Video clips posted to Instagram show the bridge, first built in 1952, plummet into the water, sending up massive clouds of gray smoke.
  • NJ $15 per hour deal reached

    01/17/2019 1:48:04 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 1/17/2019 | NJ
    New Jersey’s Democratic governor and lawmakers have reached a highly anticipated agreement to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for most workers by 2024. Under the deal, many workers will move gradually to a $15 minimum wage over five years. Some classes of workers, including those employed by small businesses with five or fewer employees, will have to wait longer. The deal had been held up by a disagreement over which workers should receive $15 an hour and when. Gov. Phil Murphy has called for $15 for all, while legislative leaders said there must be exceptions made...
  • All bets are off for shutdown's impact on Super Bowl

    01/17/2019 1:38:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Dareh Gregorian
    When it comes to Super Bowl LIII, air traffic controllers are flying blind. The government shutdown has already resulted in canceled planning meetings for the Feb. 3 game in Atlanta, and if the federal budget impasse continues, airport screeners and flight controllers at the busiest airport in the world will be working on game day for no pay. Dan McCabe, a National Air Traffic Controllers Association representative, told NBC News that his colleagues had been holding meetings over the past year to prepare for the surge in travelers to the area. But now the planning meetings, which included officials from...
  • Hail the Perovskite Transistors

    01/17/2019 10:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Spectrum.ieee.org ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | 21:39 GMT | By David Schneider
    Researchers have created a field-effect transistor using a single-crystal, “paint-on” perovskite Illustration: North Carolina State University =================================================================== Transistors, and the conductive traces that connect them, are routinely created by the billions on the surface of silicon wafers, which are later cut into the individual “chips” that power our computers, phones, watches, and countless other electronic gadgets. But few people think much about how those silicon wafers are made in the first place. It’s quite tricky. Very pure sand (silicon dioxide) has to be melted, at which point a seed crystal of elemental silicon is brought in contact with the melt,...
  • Bar accused of having 'racist' dress code: 'Steer clear of this place'

    01/16/2019 8:04:16 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | January 16, 2019 | Kerry Justich
    A new bar in Jersey City, N.J., is already racking up a bad reputation — for displaying a dress code that was interpreted as “racist.” The Ashford is a highly anticipated addition to the up-and-coming area, but its debut seems to have fallen flat during the first week, based on some reviews. And although a number of people have posted some semi-flattering comments about the food and interior of the speakeasy-style eatery, others couldn’t get past a sign that was posted outside its front door. “Confused with the dress code,” a Yelp reviewer named Sam K. wrote. “My blonde female...
  • ..No Longer Tolerate A System Where The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Also Get Richer-SATIRE

    01/16/2019 7:39:55 PM PST · by fungoking · 2 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 1/16/19 | Staff
    We Can No Longer Tolerate An Economic System Where The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Also Get Richer An op-ed by Bernie Sanders Capitalism has failed us. The year is [editor please insert current year here], and we still have an economic system where the rich people just continue to get richer, while the poor suffer by also getting richer. We must look to socialism for a more equitable system, one in which there are no upper or lower classes---well, at least one in which there is no upper class. We must look to socialism, where wealth isn't created...
  • Filing: OxyContin maker forecast ‘blizzard of prescriptions’

    01/16/2019 2:45:22 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    AP ^ | January 16, 2019 | Geoff Mulvihill
    A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller’s launch party in the 1990s that it would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition,” according to court documents filed Tuesday. “The launch of OxyContin Tablets will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition. The prescription blizzard will be so deep, dense, and white,” he said, according to the documents.
  • These 7 House Democrats met with Trump about the shutdown

    01/16/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2019 | Ashley Killough
    Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Thomas Suozzi of New York, Vincente Gonzalez of Texas, Anthony Brindisi of New York, Dean Phillips of Minnesota, Max Rose of New York and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia attended the midday White House meeting in the Situation Room. The lawmakers are not part of Democratic leadership, which has been leading congressional negotiations, and are rank-and-file members mostly hailing from more moderate congressional districts...
  • The bad bet: How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost

    01/16/2019 11:41:22 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati
    Within months of the law’s passage, the state began borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars against the anticipated revenue. Bond documents claimed video gambling machines would raise $300 million each year to help cover the debt payments. It wasn’t until 2017, eight years after the legalization of video gambling, that the state came close to collecting that amount. By then, video gambling had brought in less than $1 billion to pay the bond debt — $1.3 billion short of what lawmakers anticipated. But the costs of video gambling had already exacted a heavy toll on the state.
  • Who Is MacKenzie Bezos? A woman who was an integral part of Amazon's origin story

    01/16/2019 10:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/12/2019 | By Jonah Engel Bromwich and Alexandra Alter
    In her 25 years of marriage to Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos has been a loyal ambassador for Amazon, the company that made her and her husband the richest couple in the world. She was an integral part of its origin story, driving to Seattle in 1994 while Mr. Bezos sat in the passenger seat, working on the nascent company’s business plan. She was Amazon’s first accountant and was involved in its transformation from a small online bookseller to the e-commerce behemoth it is today, the second company in American history to be valued at over a trillion dollars. Ms. Bezos,...
  • California set to seize 1,100 miles of coastline

    01/16/2019 9:10:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2019 | Chriss Street
    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through eminent domain along 1,100 miles of coastline to prepare for sea level rise. Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Niño weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a “managed retreat” policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses. […] CCC retreat guidance is expected to also entail dismantling and relocating of dozens of wastewater treatment and...
  • Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate U.S. Communities

    01/16/2019 7:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Michael T. Snyder
    Are you ready for a future where China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States? Such a future would be unimaginable to many Americans, but the truth is that it is already starting to happen. Chinese acquisition of U.S. businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to absolutely shatter that record this year. Meanwhile, China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America. If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become...