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Economics & Investing / Re: trade war
« on: September 18, 2018, 05:56:25 PM »
Trump Hits China With Tariffs on $200 Billion in Goods, Escalating Trade War

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The tariffs on $200 billion worth of products comes on top of the $50 billion worth already taxed earlier this year, meaning nearly half of all Chinese imports into the United States will soon face levies. The next wave of tariffs, which are scheduled to go into effect on Sept. 24, will start at 10 percent before climbing to 25 percent on Jan. 1. The timing of the staggered increase will partially reduce the toll of price increases for holiday shoppers buying Chinese imports in the coming months.


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Hardware & Technology / Re: Epic Privacy Browser
« on: September 18, 2018, 05:38:36 PM »
Looks to be built from Chromium.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:58:27 AM »

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:08:46 AM »
You all still doing alright?

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Water Cooler / Re: I am speaking Japanese
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:37:52 PM »
>Did you have to bail her out?

She could handle herself, this is the one that regularly goes to the gym with me -- she's stronger than most men.  Also, if you talked to her you would swear she is 35+ by her demeanor.

My girls are currently 20, 18, 13 & 6.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:06:32 PM »
It is nice to see Bonnie featured in a piece about people keeping their heads on straight.  She seemed like a very level, even tempered person when I met her.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:30:34 AM »
Looks like Florence may stall right over the Carolinas.

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Water Cooler / Re: Quotes that hit home
« on: September 12, 2018, 09:38:42 PM »
Those two are tied together.

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Right?

I'm hoping its not a glimpse into our future.

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A patent Amazon has received would pair humans and machines. In this case, the humans would be in a cage.

Illustrations that accompany the patent, which was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office in 2016, show a cage-like enclosure around a small work space sitting atop the kind of robotic trolleys that now drive racks of shelves around Amazon warehouses.

The patent was called “an extraordinary illustration of worker alienation, a stark moment in the relationship between humans and machines” by researchers who highlighted it in a study published Friday.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-has-patented-a-system-that-would-put-workers-in-a-cage-on-top-of-a-robot/

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:37:09 PM »
Though it seems to happen every season, it is still scary stuff.  Hang in there guys.

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Marketing / Re: Nike bets on its demographic
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:54:20 PM »
Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign.


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Nike sales jumped by 31 percent after debuting quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick as a new company spokesman — and market observers say the president’s public displays of anger may have backfired by drawing more attention to Nike.

“Controversial endorsements tend to generate a lot of hype,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for retail at The NPD Group, a market research firm. “These kinds of statements and brand partnerships make for a big impact on brand selling.”

According to data from Edison Trends, online sales of Nike products jumped 31 percent between the Sunday before and the Tuesday after Labor Day, nearly double last year’s 17 percent increase over the same time period. Kaepernick is part of Nike’s 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” tagline. A TV ad narrated by Kaepernick debuted Thursday on the opening night of the regular NFL season.

“Nike is a company that is focused on younger generations and expanding their market. This ad did that for them,” said Hetal Pandya, co-founder of Edison Trends.


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Marketing / Re: Nike bets on its demographic
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:56:26 PM »
I read that the press alone was worth $2b in advertising.  Clearly, they did the math.

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