|The Gutter bar and bowling alley in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood|
Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
When you call 9-1-1, the most important thing the dispatcher needs to know is “where is your emergency,” according to an interview on NPR’s All Things Considered last week, which featured PK’s Jodie Griffin.
As more people cut landline phone service, they may not realize that they are making it harder for emergency services to come to their assistance. In the past, callers could be easily located through their landline, down to the apartment number.
Today, one-third of homes rely solely on wireless phones, which are much more difficult to locate. Location accuracy is crucial for victims of domestic violence, children, callers who don’t speak English, and more.
The FCC currently requires cellphones to have technology that can only track a person with an accuracy of between 100 and 300 yards. That’s more than the length of a football field.
Recently, FCC has proposed new rules that will improve location accuracy for wireless devices--enough to find which floor you are on in a building. Public Knowledge is reminding the FCC that even as the technology we rely on to communicate changes, our values should stay the same. Sign our petition here.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Beretta, still owned by the Beretta family, traces its roots to the early 16th century and makes metal-and-wood tools that, by design, kill living things. OK, sometimes Beretta’s guns merely propel ammunition through targets. Even at the range, though, shooters are simulating the exercise of lethal force. And as for materials, yes, some modern pistols are made from industrial-strength plastic, but the guts of even the most up-to-date small arms haven’t changed much for generations: pull trigger … bang!
Best known for dreaming up highly functional components for aircraft, Newson has earned international fame and moves in celebrity circles. Last year, U2 front man Bono asked him to collaborate with Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president for design, on a series of items for the Red charity auction at Sotheby’s to raise money to fight AIDS and other diseases in Africa. Newson and Ive came up with an inventory “ranging from a one-off Hermes red leader saddle and a white Steinway grand piano with a red inside lid to a red version of the cutting-edge Mac Pro tower desktop computer,” the Financial Times reported.
The collaboration with Ive must have gone well, as this September, Appleannounced that London-based Newson would join the tech titan. The Beretta shotgun project was already well under way and must have been basically completed by the time Apple made its announcement. The Italian firearm maker is set to launch the product in coming weeks, Dezeen reports:
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
A third aren't contributing anything to a 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings plan.
Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
Middle-class people in the USA have a median of $20,000 saved for retirement, far short of the $250,000 they think they'll need during that time of their lives, a new survey shows.
A third (34%) of working middle-class adults aren't contributing anything to a 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings plan, according to the survey of 1,001 adults, ages 25 to 75, with a median household income of $63,000. The survey was conducted by Harris Poll for Wells Fargo (WFC).
Those who are putting away money for retirement are currently saving a median of $125 every month, the survey shows. About 61% say they're not sacrificing a lot to save for retirement, but 38% are sacrificing to tuck away money for their golden years.
And 55% say they plan to save later for retirement in order to make up for not doing enough now.
"The main message here is people are putting off saving, and they are losing the benefit of long-term compounded earnings," says Joe Ready, director of institutional retirement for Wells Fargo. "Kicking the empty can down the road is going to be detrimental to their retirement security. It's really a problem."
Other survey findings:
• 31% of employed middle-class adults say they won't have enough money to survive in retirement.
• 70% have a 401(k) or equivalent plan available to them through their employer, and a majority of them (93%) are currently contributing to their plans. On average, those who have access to a 401(k) plan saved 10 times more than those who don't have a plan.
• 50% of middle-class adults in their 50s say they will work until they are at least 80 years old because they will not have enough saved for retirement.
Research shows that the No. 1 factor in saving for retirement is your contribution rate, Ready says. "You have to save your way to retirement. That's the hard work. Investments matter, but savings matter more."
USA TODAY contributor Regina Lewis explains how to avoid retirement myths. (Money Quick Tips, USA TODAY)
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Google finally catches up with the rest of the smartphone space by offering its home-brew phablet, along with the next iteration of its tablet and Android operating system.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
E N M I O P I N I O N
La arrogancia del poder a veces no tiene límites. Las gentes con características de soberbia se convencen así mismas que todo lo que logran en la vida se debe únicamente a su gran inteligencia y capacidad de hacer las cosas, lo cual oscurece la posibilidad de ascender con humildad en los diferentes pasos que contiene la gran escalera de la vida.
Al comienzo todo va bien y la aparición de unos egos endiosados los hace creer equivocadamente este aserto y siguen por consecuencia lógica sin descanso en su carrera hacia el “éxito”. Muchas veces olvidan de donde vienen y por ello no resulta raro que hasta su propia familia, incluidos sus padres, ignoren en su enloquecido crecer.
Todo lo anterior funciona a la perfección hasta que, como algo de común ocurrencia, les acontece una situación que no saben manejar y entonces es cuando “caen como cocos después de haber subido como palmas”. Allí es donde solo recogerán su propia siembra de abandono y rechazo pues son tantas las heridas que han dejado en su camino que prácticamente nadie quiere relacionarse con ellos en el asfalto.
Por lo anterior es importante procurar ser amable con las personas que se encuentren en el ascenso al éxito, porque se volverán a encontrar precisamente en el descenso al fracaso, y allí será el lamento y el crujir de dientes, o la satisfacción de la solidaridad, si aquellas reconocen que fuimos amables y humildes en la parte de arriba de nuestras carreras.
Miami, Octubre 11 de 2014
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