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Some countries have suspended all inbound mail (such as Peru, Panama and more) – while about 80 countries currently lack inbound transportation for mail transport. The latter, presumably, because of the shut down of international air traffic.
Sending mail to about half of the world’s countries is currently and indefinitely suspended.
These shutdowns, and the effects on people were of course, fully modeled by the UW IHME and the Imperial College of London as part of their pandemic response models. Of course. /satire
For obvious reasons, actually:
GM CEO Mary Barra believes it will take decades for EVs to become more common than cars with an internal-combustion engine under the hood
I while back I read the Green New Deal which proposes to replace the entire oil infrastructure of the United States in just ten years. A moment’s thought illustrates that is not physically possible.
Companies switching to remote workforces will probably hire more staff overseas, outside the U.S.
This puts offshoring on steroids and is probably not a panacea for American workers.
Covid-19 tracking apps were hailed as a way to help countries out of lockdown. Instead many have been delayed, and those that are out are not being downloaded at the rates experts say are needed to have a major effect.
The apps cannot work unless nearly everyone in the country has a smart phone and installs the app. Furthermore, they are incapable of tracking contacts across time (scenario: sit on bus, cough, get up, leave, next person sits in seat, contacts viral load – apps miss this completely).
Lots more here on why Bluetooth-based, smart phone tracking apps are very unlikely to work well.
The U.K. is testing their own Bluetooth-based app on the Isle of Wight and news reports suggest the test is not going well. The NHS is being secretive about what they are learning. The app was originally to have been rolled out nationwide about 3 weeks ago… but for now, there are no updates on the test. Another problem is the U.K.’s system is a privacy nightmare.
Testing of the small devices, which can be worn on the end of a lanyard or carried in a handbag, follows limited take-up of an earlier smartphone-based system and has further fueled privacy concerns about contact tracing technology.
Actual for May: an increase of 2.5 million jobs and unemployment falling to 13.3%. Same for Canada too.
Economists and their computer models were off in space.
Since much of the country had not yet “re-opened” after public health sociopaths flattened the economy, this is a good number. By June, many more areas are re-opening – will be interesting to see the unemployment figures for June.
It’s a great story—but here’s what NASA told us.
Well written news report. News reports suggested a ham radio operator in India contacted the SpaceX Dragon crew on board Dragon (one of the astronauts is a ham radio operator). The story notes many hams (including me) have, in fact contacted ISS (mailbox/APRS) or crew (two of the crew on board right now are ham radio operators) and that this is fairly common.
In this case it appears the original ham radio operator in India may have gotten confused with a press conference link.
This is why there are numerous review channels, especially for high value items like cameras – affiliate marketing is lucrative:
Sean Cannell makes tens of thousands of dollars a month as a professional Amazon reviewer. As part of the Amazon Affiliate program, Cannell reviews camera gear on his Think Media YouTube channel and makes a cut of every sale those reviews generate on Amazon. Here’s what his life is like.
Many corporations moved large offices out of suburbs to downtown locations viewed as appealing to young millennials:
And with each of these moves, there were perks: Millennial talent was more plentiful in these bustling districts such as the Loop in Chicago, where the nightlife and bar scene were also strong. Some companies, including GE, found tax breaks from municipalities when they positioned their offices downtown.
In a post pandemic, post apocalyptic burned out downtown buildings world, the ‘burbs are looking good again.
Companies may have moved to downtown locations as a subtle way to discourage older job applicants (who have families and homes), making it simpler for companies to pursue young workers instead, who are often viewed, particularly in tech, as “hipper” , less expensive and more up on the latest tech fads.