Is Halloween Sustainable?

Is Halloween sustainable?

Aside from all the walking around, Halloween may be the unhealthiest holiday because of all the… Candy. American kids stuff themselves with candy that’s absolutely the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality. Sure, it’s fun… And I wouldn’t really trade the memories of it. But some of the kids that came to my house last night really shouldn’t have been eating candy. No surprise… So nothing I didn’t know already. Hopefully their parents will encourage them to chuck most of it… Or give it away. To whom, I…

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The Best Thing About Shapr

The Shapr app is a great app for networking. It’s actually a game changer for meeting business contacts in a few seconds per day. My iPhone home screen is prime real estate… And Shapr is one of the 28 apps that has a place there. How Shapr Works Shapr is like Tinder for business. You set up a profile with a photo, a description, geographic information, etc. and then choose some interests that you have. The app then looks for matches for you and sends you about 10 suggestions for…

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Algorithm For President 2020

Algorithm for President 2020

Perhaps an algorithm would do a better job… Of running an efficient Federal government… Of getting rid of “the aisle”… Of managing humanism… Of not deliberately dividing the U.S… Of not leading with identity politics… Of being kinder to people who don’t fit in… But not needlessly demonizing those who may. Of putting things in perspective… Of not trading our values for murderers and dictators… Of actually doing what needs to be done… Of coming up with rational, humane solutions for seriously complex, long term problems that are not going…

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Training Google For Free…

If someone asked you to train your replacement for free, would you do it? Millions of knowledge workers are contributing to their future employment demise without even knowing it. I’m one of them. You probably are too. If you have a Gmail account, you are training Google, for free, to eventually replace you or one of your family members with a robot or algorithm. Every time you type, Google is now attempting to complete your sentences for you. Above is an example of Google completing the words “desktop version” in…

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How Much Does a Parcel of Decentraland (LAND) Cost?

How much does a parcel of Decentraland (LAND) cost..?

Decentraland (DCL) is a decentralized, virtual world that runs on the blockchain using an Ethereum ERC-721 token… ERC-721 tokens are valued by their uniqueness and rareness. ERC-721 tokens are also referred to as “non-fungible tokens” (NFTs) that reside “forever” on the blockchain. ERC-721 tokens are different than ERC-20 tokens. The idea behind DCL environment is to create a virtual world comprised of virtual real estate. People IRL pay for virtual DCL real estate with real dollars… They then own this virtual real estate and, using virtual reality technology, they can…

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Is Digital Subscription Creep Draining Your Wallet?

is digital subscription creep draining your wallet?

These days you probably have a Netflix account. But you may also have an Amazon Prime account… And a Dropbox account. What about Hulu? Spotify? HBO? In the old days we paid for cable and got a bunch of crap added in “for free”… So people started “cutting the cord” and choosing a high speed Internet connection by itself when their cable subscriptions became too expensive. But now, with EVERYTHING coming over the Internet, it’s so easy to end up with a dozen subscriptions that you don’t even realize you…

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Are You Having Unprotected Internet Sex?

NotPetya took Maersk down to pencil and paper. Cost them $250,000,000. Ransomware…? Forget about the ransom…. Nuisanceware alone. Projected to reach $11.5 billion 2019… Cyber crime industry is expected to reach $9 trillion by 2021. If you think you are safe… Do you hold your suppliers to the same standards that you hold yourself? In any event, Six degrees of separation is more than enough to be exposed… Doing business with a country, like a “China”, where competition is a risk? In which of those “China” countries is your technology…

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Will Tesla Survive? It Must, If These Forecasts Are Correct.

Will Tesla survive? Yes, Tesla and Elon Musk must continue to defy logic, and short term economics because a trillion dollar bounty awaits in only a few years. Ark Invest predicts that autonomous vehicle platforms and electric vehicles will be a multi-trillion dollar market in only a few years. Autonomous Vehicle Market: $600 billion – $3 trillion by 2021 Electric Vehicle Market: 17 million vehicles sold in 2022 The research firm, which includes Tesla in many of its managed ETFs, believes that Musk’s company (along with Alphabet and Baidu) are…

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Email Like a Cyber Criminal: Are Phishing CTRs Better Than Marketing Pros?

According to a Wall Street Journal article on social engineering, phishing emails have a click through rate that is 10x greater than professional marketing emails. The article references Ken Bagnall, Vice President at computer security company FireEye, Inc. as stating that cyber criminals may be more effective at their jobs than professional email marketers…! What is Click Through Rate? The click through rate, aka “CTR”, is the number of users who click on a link in a webpage, email, advertisement, etc. as a percentage of the total number of users…

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8 More Examples of New Apple Shortcuts

Examples of Apple Shortcuts

On Monday Apple released the best iOS update in years… iOS 12. iOS 12 is a great free upgrade for almost any iOS device. Some of the benefits include longer battery life, improved speed, better control of children’s mobile devices, better use of photos, improvements to messenger, screen time monitoring and more… Apple Shortcuts for Siri Although I was originally dismissive of it, one of the best updates with iOS 12 is the introduction of “Shortcuts”. With Shortcuts, you can create Siri Shortcuts which let you quickly do everyday tasks,…

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