Uk.businessinsider. Why Do People Love Donald Trump? He Wants to Protect You. Like many people, I have been wondering: What on Earth explains Donald Trump’s remarkable appeal to voters? I’ve come to the conclusion that the answer is fairly simple. The message of his Republican opponents has effectively been: We are more faithful to conservative principles. Trump’s message has been entirely different. He essentially says: I will protect you. You see this pattern in all of Trump’s deviations from conservative orthodoxy. Or consider the debate over Obamacare. On campaign financing, Trump’s message is basic: I am financing myself, so you can trust me to protect you because I will be beholden to no one other than the people who elected me. Trump’s signature policy is to build a wall to protect his voters’ jobs.
Free trade is great, Trump says, but it has to be fair. Much the same goes for taxes and entitlements. Trump stresses how much he wants to spend on the military to keep Americans safe. Trump even challenged the gospel of 9/11. Congress showed it's willing to fight the FBI on encryption. Finally | Trevor Timm | Opinion.
Members of Congress did something almost unheard of at Tuesday’s hearing on the brewing battle over encryption between Apple and the FBI: their job. Both Democrats and Republicans grilled FBI director Jim Comey about his agency’s unprecedented demand that Apple weaken the iPhone’s security protections to facilitate surveillance. This would have dire implications for smartphone users around the globe. Normally, congressional committee hearings featuring Comey are contests among the members over who can shower the FBI director with the most fawning compliments in their five-minute allotted time frame.
Hard questions about the agency’s controversial tactics are avoided at all costs. But on Tuesday, in rare bipartisan fashion, virtually every member of the House judiciary committee asked Comey pointed questions and politely ripped apart his arguments against Apple. More than $1bn deposited in Malaysian prime minister's account – report. Deposits into Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s bank accounts ran to hundreds of millions of dollars more than previously identified by probes into state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Wall Street Journal has reported. Citing two unnamed people familiar with flows into Najib’s accounts and a person familiar with one overseas investigation, the report said more than $1bn was deposited from 2011 to 2013, far more than the $681m earlier identified.
The paper said global investigators believe much of the $1bn originated with the state fund, known as 1MDB, but did not specify where the extra money came from or what happened to it. The report contradicts a conclusion reached recently by Malaysia’s chief law officer. Attorney general Mohamed Apandi Ali cleared Najib in January of any corruption or criminal offences, saying the $681m transferred into Najib’s account was a gift from a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family and that most of it was returned. You Don't Have a Procrastination Problem, You Have an Impulsivity Problem. Businessinsider. How to Answer "Tell Me About a Time You Failed" in an Interview. U.N. delays vote on tough new North Korea sanctions at Russia's request. Businessinsider. Businessinsider. Quora. Bin Laden called for Americans to rise up over climate change.
History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. It’s good to be German: The world’s most powerful passports. India is Apple’s next China, right? As Apple released its second-quarter earnings yesterday (Apr. 26), Tim Cook hinted at India’s potential to become the country’s new growth engine, drawing a parallel to China, where growth is flagging. “I sort of view India [as] where China was maybe seven to 10 years ago,” he said on the earnings call. “And I think there’s a really great opportunity there.” India is clearly on Cook’s mind these days. He said iPhone sales in India were up 56% compared to a year earlier, and that the company had spent the last 18 months working “with great energy” on projects there.
But Apple investors will have to take Cook’s word for it, for now. The company doesn’t report its sales figures for India separately. If China is really the model for Apple’s engagement with India, the big indication will come in its accounting—and whether it starts breaking out India as its own sales region, as it has with greater China. Apple’s Europe segment has been a solid performer. Great News! Dog Ownership is Optional! If you were to show up and gaze down on our planet as an outsider, you could easily get the impression that Dogs run the place, and we Humans exist only to serve their needs. We provide them with shelter, transportation, medical care and even grooming, in most cases going further into personal debt to do so. We devote millions of acres of our farmland to raising other types of animals which we then slaughter and chop up and feed to our dogs.
We even follow them around with plastic bags so we can pick up their excrement while they tug impatiently on the harness, urging us to hurry up so they can continue their guided tour of the city. Now, don’t get me wrong – this is just what some visiting aliens would think. In episode 2 of the splendid science miniseries Cosmos, the host Neil Degrasse Tyson starts up a campfire and reenacts the fascinating tale of how dogs first joined our family circle. All of this has made perfect sense over almost all of these subsequent millennia. Liu Bolin, China's 'Human Chameleon' China Daily China Daily Information Corp - CDICChinese artist Liu Bolin spends up to 10 hours getting his body painted until he's practically invisible Chinese artist Liu Bolin has an amazing talent.
He can blend into any surroundings he chooses, making himself, or his subjects, practically undetectable to the human eye. Bolin, known to many as the "Human Chameleon", decorates the body and clothes with color, painting himself and his subjects into the surroundings, making them almost imperceptible at first glance. He sees his work as a type of political protest, and a way of hiding from the authorities. His work has been exhibited all over the world and can be seen in his book "Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man. " Bolin has shared his recent works with us, courtesy of Liu Bolin Art Studio and Klein Sun Gallery. We've combined those photos with others taken by Reuters photographers. China just announced one of the largest single layoffs in history.
Branko Milanovic looks at the big picture. During his dozen years as chief economist of the World Bank’s Research Department, he focused on making sense of the all-important economic question that many economists, paradoxically, seem uninterested in: How are people doing? It’s a deceptively difficult question. To answer it you must determine what you mean by “people.” The average person? The median household? Much also depends on the economic state of various countries and how living costs can be compared across nations. Set to be published next month (April 2016) Milanovic’s new book, Global Inequality, goes well beyond the narrative of rising inequality captured by French economist Thomas Piketty’s surprise 2014 best-seller, Capital in the Twenty-first Century.
QZ: Your book opens with this mind-blowing chart. But both the global super-rich and the middle class in the emerging markets, seen huge gains. Milanovic: This is about right. Falling inequality is supposed to be a good thing. Quantum Break’s time-bending gameplay gets caught in the uncanny valley. Once you've bent time, you can unload a bunch of bullets into a time void, which will all launch into a foe as soon as the time-bend vanishes. Once you've bent time, you can unload a bunch of bullets into a time void, which will all launch into a foe as soon as the time-bend vanishes.
The time-bending effects all look pretty sick in action. Shawn Ashmore (Iceman in most X-Men films) plays the lead role of Jack Joyce, and his in-game model looks quite good. This is the only other preview shot we received of a person's face in the game—which is telling, because our biggest issue with Quantum Break as it currently stands is its uncanny valley treatment of most characters' faces. Just doin' some science, why? SAN FRANCISCO—Nearly 15 years ago, Remedy Entertainment released the hard-boiled action classic Max Payne to PC gamers, a game that received endless kudos for both its stress on story and its bullet-time action twists.
Cover? A bad guy with a heart of (fool's) gold. Apple Doesn't Have to Help FBI in New York iPhone Case, Judge Says. A federal judge in Brooklyn says the FBI cannot force Apple to open a locked iPhone used by a suspected drug dealer. The ruling is a boost to Apple in the public opinion war with the federal government over access to locked devices. Though it is not binding on a judge in California who is now considering the separate case of access to a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, it gives the company a leg up, and Apple will be sure to cite it in that ongoing dispute.
The massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., left 14 people dead, and investigators searching for answers. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein said the FBI could not compel Apple to unlock the phone in the Brooklyn case, because Congress specifically considered and rejected a bill that would require companies like Apple to make the data on a locked iPhone available to law enforcement. What the government could not achieve in Congress, the judge said, it cannot now get from the courts. Related: Apple vs. Quora. The Political Revolution of the Millennial Generation. This November will be a watershed moment for the American electorate: It will be the first presidential election in which Generation Y—a.k.a.: Millennials—makes up the same proportion of the U.S. voting-age population as the Baby Boomers.
And if there’s one thing people are learning about this young generation, it’s that they are liberal. Even leftist. Flirting with socialist. In Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, more than 80 percent of voters under 30 years old voted for Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist so outside the mainstream of his party that he’s not even a member. Whether or not Sanders scores an upset victory in the Democratic race—and to be fair, his odds look long—his support raises a serious question for future elections about the generation wave of voters. Why are young people so liberal; what’s behind their revolutionary spirit; and how close are they to ushering in a true liberal political revolution?
There are three compositional reasons why young people lean left. The Bidding War. America’s war in Afghanistan, which is now in its fifteenth year, presents a mystery: how could so much money, power, and good will have achieved so little? Congress has appropriated almost eight hundred billion dollars for military operations in Afghanistan; a hundred and thirteen billion has gone to reconstruction, more than was spent on the Marshall Plan, in postwar Europe. General David Petraeus, a principal architect of U.S. counterinsurgency strategy, encouraged the practice of pumping money into the economy of Afghanistan, where the per-capita G.D.P. at the time of the invasion was around a hundred and twenty dollars.
He believed that money had helped buy peace during his command of American forces in Iraq. “Employ money as a weapons system,” Petraeus wrote in 2008. “Money can be ‘ammunition.’ ” The result was a war waged as much by for-profit companies as by the military. The system has also made a few individuals very rich. “How old are you, kid?” Oscars behind-the-scenes, after-party photos. Quora. According to Vatican law, this kid now technically the pope. Mercedes-Benz swaps robots for people on its assembly lines | Technology. How to Get Your Friends and Family Interested In Tabletop Board Games. This Is How You Identify A-Players (In About 10 Minutes) During An Interview. This post was first shared with my private email list for founders. If you want to learn how to grow from small startup to thriving company (from someone that’s built 5 companies with $200M in total revenue), you should subscribe.
Over the last 15 years I’ve probably interviewed close to 1,000 people for all sorts of roles. From sales to marketing to engineering to customer service to management and even CEOs and board members. When I started interviewing, I’d estimate my hit rate was right around 50%, which means only 1 in 2 candidates would be a good fit for the role. Over the years and as I continued to interview and hire, I started to see the “real life” impact of hiring A-players. If you haven’t heard the term “A-players” before, don’t feel bad. A-players: the top 5% of people. In terms of hiring, your managers are A/B/C players too, which means: A-players love to hire other A-players and build teams of super smart people that love to win. Here are those 7 questions: Raspberry Pi 3 with 64-bit quad-core SoC, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth announced for $35. Home » General, News Months after introducing its most affordable Raspberry Pi Zero, the company has introduced the Raspberry Pi 3, successor of the Raspberry Pi 2 that was introduced back in February last year.
Even though it is in the same size and has much of the same components on board as the Pi 2, the new Pi 3 has a faster 64-bit quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 SoC with ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, has built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.1. “It provides a 50-60% increase in performance in 32-bit mode versus Raspberry Pi 2, or roughly 10x performance over the original Raspberry Pi,” said the company. The Pi 3 features a chip antenna where status LEDs were located previously and the status LEDs have been moved right next to the microSD card slot. Raspberry Pi 3 Specifications The Raspberry Pi 3 is priced at $35 (Rs. 2,400 approx.), same as the Pi 2 and is available from its partners element14 and RS Components. Pressures Of Migrant Crisis Weigh Heavy On Germany. Germany is straining to cope with the large number of asylum-seekers and is encouraging some of them to return home.
Germany's Parliament has also passed new laws making deportation easier. The country that has opened its arms to so many of the migrants flowing into Europe is becoming noticeably less welcoming. Germany packed onto a plane last week Afghans it judged to be economic migrants and sent them back to Kabul. Germany's Parliament has also passed new laws making deportation easier. And one thing that didn't help, the German government admitted it did not know the whereabouts of 130,000 of the migrants who applied for asylum last year. We reached NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Berlin to find out more. SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.
MONTAGNE: And now, 130,000 is rather a large number of people to lose track of. NELSON: Yeah, that represents about 13 percent of the people who filed asylum claims last year. NELSON: Absolutely. NELSON: You're welcome, Renee. Quora. I am the Airport K-9 Guy. My dog is the "Airport Guard Dog" that made the front page last week. AMA! : IAmA. The Paradox of Being a Leap Year Baby Born on February 29. The night I turned 21, I swaggered into a college watering hole in Camden, New Jersey. No longer would I flash a doctored Connecticut license and pose as a haggard 42-year-old Stonington man named Kurt.
At the stroke of midnight, I could buy a beer legally. The barkeep slid my license back. “I can’t serve you,” he said. He thought my real ID was fake. Who, after all, has February 29 for their birthday? I protested, but it was no use. Here’s the thing about birthdays: They happen each year. Unless you don’t have a birthday. Leapsters keep two sets of ages, annual and quadrennial. Whatever. Leaplings have formed clubs over the years, like The Order of 29’ers, set up by a newspaper editor in Pittsburg, Kansas, in the early part of the last century. Leapsters fall into two schools. I can’t help but think about my life more deeply every four years. There isn’t much of a Leap Day birthday canon. I work at a casino, because i'm putting a lot of my identity out, only reasonable questions you'd ask a dealer. : IAmA.
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