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Daily Digest 7/31 - Perfect Crash Indicator Flashing Red, Cities To Face Huge Power Shortages

Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:05 AM

Economy

The Perfect Crash Indicator Is Flashing Red (thc0655)

Much of the growth can be attributed to strong sales of trailers, smaller units that can be towed behind an SUV or minivan, which dominate the RV market. The industry also is drawing in new customers.

As the economy has strengthened since the Great Recession, and consumer confidence improved, sales have picked up, said Kevin Broom, director of media relations for RVIA.

The Future Of Media Is Here, And I Was There (jdargis)

The screen on the stage shows stunning footage of the African plains, waterways, people in a village. Hill explains that her company works primarily with charities and foundations because the virtual-reality content she’s creating allows potential donors “to step inside those stories and give more support. So donors can now go to an African village and watch a crippled woman crawl around in the dirt because she can’t afford a wheelchair. That’s an experience you can feel in the headset. When you wear it, you feel like this woman is crawling toward you.”

Technology Could Make or Break the Food Workforce of the Future (jdargis)

In another example, in April 2017, employees at the California-based restaurant delivery service DoorDash successfully sued the company for illegally classifying its delivery staff as independent contractors. The court found that the contractor designation used by the company didn’t suitably capture the role its delivery workers play. By classifying workers as independent contractors, DoorDash circumvented laws that cover federally mandated overtime and minimum wage rates, which in some instances led to lower pay for more work.

The future of fake news: don't believe everything you read, see or hear (Yoxa)

Software developed at Stanford University is able to manipulate video footage of public figures to allow a second person to put words in their mouth – in real time. Face2Face captures the second person’s facial expressions as they talk into a webcam and then morphs those movements directly onto the face of the person in the original video. The research team demonstrated their technology by puppeteering videos of George W Bush, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

Twitter's Death Is Good News For You (Tiffany D.)

Well, most of us still don’t read the terms and conditions. Earlier this month, public Wi-Fi provider Purple ran a similar experiment and got 22,000 people to agree to a community service clause that required them to complete 1,000 hours of cleaning port-a-potties, hugging stray cats and dogs, and “painting snail shells to brighten up their existence.” Only one person — one— over the course of two weeks spotted the crazy addendum.

Senators buck Sessions, move to protect state medical marijuana laws (jdargis)

Senators were not in complete agreement. For instance, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), said he supports states right but argued that the budget provision wasn’t the proper channel for the issue. “If Congress wants to tell the Department of Justice to stop enforcing the medical marijuana laws, then it should change the authorization within the Judiciary Committee, not through an appropriations provision,” he said.

Cities Face Huge Power Shortages In Near Future (Michael K.)

Even as the Renewable superpowers (Sun and Wind) begin to tighten their grip on the future and drive the ancient conventional sources to their well-deserved retirement, one must wonder where we are going put enough PV panels, windmills and dams in the cities so that, in this regard, they pay their way. And if we don’t, what kind of a future do cities have? I will try to answer the first question; as to the second, I have no idea.

Hydroponic greenhouses gets $25M to grow New England produce (thc0655)

The New Hampshire project is expected to help reduce shipping times to eight hours to the grocer’s shelf, compared to seven to 10 days from the western United States or Mexico. The company, a subsidiary of Boston-based American Ag Energy, has the interest of supermarkets, a restaurant distributor and some universities. It also is on a similar project in Bellingham, Mass.

Gold & Silver

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Purple Juice

I saw a link to this site in a ZH poster's comment recently: http://www.mouseprint.org/

Some of you might find it interesting.  Check out the juice story just below the item about "Purple" if you want a good laugh.

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Calling OUT Bravo-7 : A Short Film by Firefighters

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Chris on Money Master YouTube

Who is Gus?   Cannot find who is behind this new Money Master channel.

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25 million for 20 acres?

25 million dollars for 20 acres under greenhouse? That's 1.25 million an acre. Sounds about right for a gooberment grant. What a collosal waste, but it's better than some other things they give grants for I suppose. I wonder how many acres could be put under Chinese style greenhouses for this amount of money. 

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