Month: December 2019

Month: December 2019

Judge stalls California labor law as it relates to truckers – #seattletimes #california #law #truckers #transportation #RoadmapforSuccess
December 31, 2019 Local Adam E. Williams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new California labor law from impacting more than 70,000 independent truckers. The law makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers compensation. Freelance writers and photographers

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Baidu beats Microsoft and Google in natural language processing competition – #baidu #microsoft #google #naturallanguage #GLUE #machinelearning #RoadmapforSuccess
December 31, 2019 Technology Adam E. Williams

The General Language Understanding Evaluation (GLUE) benchmark is used for training, evaluating, and analyzing natural language understanding systems. Organizations developing natural language processing models can evaluate their models using this benchmark. Until recently, Microsoft’s MT-DNN-SMART model was at the top of GLUE leaderboard followed by Google’s T3. Now, China’s Baidu has beaten both Microsoft and

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Microsoft hijacks 50 domain names from Thallium hacker group – #microsoft #domainnames #domains #hackers #thallium #RoadmapforSuccess
December 30, 2019 Technology Adam E. Williams

Microsoft has posted about its latest victory against state-sponsored hacker groups after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia agreed to allow Microsoft to confiscate 50 domain names from state-sponsored Korean hacker group Thallium. This network was used to target victims and then compromise their online accounts, infect their computers, compromise the security

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What Baby Yoda, OK Boomer and hemp farming told us about the 2019 economy – #economy #babyyoda #OKBoomer #hemp #2019 #RoadmapforSuccess
December 26, 2019 Local Adam E. Williams

Baby Yoda is a productivity metaphor, O.K. Boomer can be tied to homeownership and hemp farming is an outgrowth of the trade war.

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ByteDance plans to sell off its stake in TikTok to prevent US backlash – #TikTok #ByteDance #USGovernment #USNavy #backlash #privacy #security #video #streaming #RoadmapforSuccess
December 26, 2019 Technology Adam E. Williams

Popular video sharing platform, TikTok has received a massive backlash in the US over security concerns. The issue has reached a point where the US navy has banned app on government-issued smartphones. Now a Bloomberg (via Engadget) report claims that TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance is considering to cut their losses. According to sources close to

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It’s That Time of Year – #PeculiarPodcast #Humor #DontBeSoSerious #Seattle #PatCashman #MerryChristmas #RoadmapforSuccess
December 25, 2019 Entertainment Adam E. Williams

Instead of holiday decorating, Lisa is compelled to organize her house. Be careful – this is perfect time of year for fraud. Pat and Lisa talk about the “Peloton Wife” ad… Seattle Radio personalities (and we use that term loosely) Pat Cashman and Lisa Foster are BACK and on DEMAND talking about stuff you want

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Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line – #RentonReporter #trains #Auburn #spokane #transportation #highspeedrail #RoadmapforSuccess
December 22, 2019 Local Adam E. Williams

Renton Reporter Renton Reporter – Your local homepage. An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line Aaron Kunkler

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Halo Infinite multiplayer tests next year; armor customisation rivals Reach – #microsoft #halo #infinite #reach #gaming #multiplayer #xbox #RoadmapforSuccess
December 22, 2019 Technology Adam E. Williams

A Halo Infinite multiplayer test has been announced for next year, alongside a few details regarding the title.  Developer 343 Industries has revealed that Xbox gamers will be able to test the title’s multiplayer component through Flighting periods. Just like with Halo Reach’s Flighting system, there will be numerous smaller, limited-time betas with more players

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Microsoft set to kill Grammarly with new Microsoft Editor Chrome extension – #microsoft #grammerly #chrome #extensions #Editor #RoadmapforSuccess
December 22, 2019 Technology Adam E. Williams

For those who make a living writing, be it blogging or professional report writing, advanced spelling and grammar checking tools like Grammarly is very important. It seems Microsoft is looking into muscling in onto that company’s market with a new Chrome extension discovered by Florian B. The Microsoft Editor feature is part of the Microsoft

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Google fined €150 million by France for abuse of power against advertisers – #google #advertisers #abuseofpower #France #fines #internet #RoadmapforSuccess
December 22, 2019 Technology Adam E. Williams

We have become pretty used to Internet companies behaving capriciously with the livelihood of their users, usually justifying this as the cost of offering a free service or their prerogative as a private company to decide with who and how they do business. When you reach monopoly status, such as Google has clearly achieved in

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