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Help Wanted: Admiral for Disney's Galactic Starcruiser

Disney is seeking an Admiral for their Galactic Starcruiser, Halcyon. That means there's an open position for general manager of the Star Wars theme hotel at Walt Disney World, Florida. From the Job Summary: Are you ready to command a Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon, where you will take passengers on an adventure to a galaxy far, far, away? Be the first Admiral (GM) to manage this fully immersive, luxury resort, where guests and crew are part of a Star Wars story, including encounters...
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Jobs, News, Hotels, Disney, Employment, Gm, Walt Disney World Florida, Galactic Starcruiser


Jane Haslem, Doonesbury cartoon exhibitor in DC, dies

The Post had a very small obituary for her on February 11th, which made it into print today. Jane Haslem, art gallery owner. Washington Post (February 27 2020): B5 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/community-deaths/2020/02/11/7ddd78d6-4d03-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Washington Post, Dc, Mike Rhode, Jane Haslem Doonesbury, Jane Haslem


Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat with Ellen Lindner

by Mike Rhode I've known Ellen Lindner for a long time, initially through her comics-collecting husband, but then directly as she moved back to the US and became a regular exhibitor at SPX. A woman of eclectic interests, she's done comics on conscientious objectors in England in World War I, 1960's Coney Island, and woman's baseball, as well as editing anthologies such as British women's collection, The Strumpet. She was in town a few weeks ago for her ex-studio mate Robin Ha's book-signing at E...
Tags: Post, Comics, England, London, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, US, New Jersey, Baseball, Seattle, Coney Island, School Of Visual Arts, Manhattan New York, Long Island New York, Effa Manley


Daylite is an affordable CRM specially designed for small businesses

There's no shortage of CRMs out there for large corporations, e-commerce companies, and booming startups to utilize. Think Salesforce, for example. But if you're running a small business of ten employees max, there's no way it makes sense to invest in an expensive, robust option like that. You're better off using your old system of spreadsheets, emails, and Post-its. Or instead, you can turn to a solution like Daylite. Not only is the pricing structure more small business-friendly, but it's actu...
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Ukrainian Court Grants Ex-Prosecutor Shokin’s Bid To Force A Biden Probe

The ex-Ukrainian prosecutor who helped fuel President Trump’s smear campaign against the Bidens secured a court ruling forcing Ukraine to open an investigation into his allegations, several outlets reported Thursday. The prosecutor Viktor Shokin went to court to demand the investigation earlier this year, just as the Senate’s impeachment proceedings against Trump were coming to a close. His previous request with Ukraine’s State Investigation Bureau had gone nowhere, and Shokin’s claims about ...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Senate, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Biden, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Hunter, Tierney Sneed, Bidens, State Bureau of Investigations, Viktor Shokin, Shokin, Burisma


Amazon bans 1+ million coronavirus products for false claims, addresses price-gouging for masks and sanitizer

Amazon.com has banned the sale of over a million products in the last few weeks for inaccurate coronavirus health claims, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The struggle is real. If you search for "Purell" or "N95 mask" on Amazon in the USA today, the supplies are gone, or the offers are ridiculously higher than normal. Excerpt: Amazon also removed tens of thousands of deals from merchants that it said attempted to price-gouge customers. The world’s largest online retailer has faced scruti...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Europe, Post, Business, Usa, Technology, News, Tech, Amazon.com, US news, Italy, Reuters, Price Gouging, 3M Co, Amazon That


AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon face FCC fines after probe finds they failed to protect user location data

AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon are among the telecommunications carriers facing hundreds of millions of dollars in fines from the Federal Communications Commission after a federal investigation found the companies didn't do enough to protect the location data of users. The telecoms are expected to fight the FCC's decision. From reporting by Drew FitzGerald and Sarah Krouse at the Wall Street Journal: The Federal Communications Commission is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in fine...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, Technology, News, Fcc, Privacy, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, T Mobile, U S Justice Department, Verizon Communications Inc, Ken Yeung, Location Data, Ramsey Mcgrory, Wireless Carriers


Clearview AI clients: Best Buy, Walmart, ICE, DOJ, FBI, 2,200+ companies and law enforcement agencies

BuzzFeed News reporters have seen leaked Clearview AI documents that show the company is “working with more than 2,200 law enforcement agencies, companies, and individuals around the world,” including Best Buy, Walmart, Macy's, ICE, DOJ, and the FBI, plus “a sovereign wealth fund in the United Arab Emirates.” Wow. Clearview AI is the facial recognition startup run by a right-wing internet personality that is reported to have a database of billions of photos scraped from social media and the ...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, US, Tech, Walmart, Spying, Surveillance, Fbi, Tech News, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Nba, Facial Recognition, Doj, Macy


Weblium helps you build professional websites with a click and a drop

Website building apps are all about one thing — helping you craft a great-looking, fast-running website without having to mess with all that back-end code. However, nobody wants their site to look just like a template, so customization is all but a must. So how easy is it to make those changes and still not get sucked into the programming code weeds? A lot simpler than you might think with the aid of services like Weblium Website Builder. A previous holder of a #2 Product of the Week ranking on ...
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Beehive, 8 feet long, is removed from someone’s apartment

“Complaints of bees flying out of an apartment’s duct work led to a frightening discovery Monday in Virginia: An 8-foot-long hive was in the living room ceiling, including 100 pounds of raw honey.” A pest control company in Richmond, Virginia claims to haves removed an 8-foot-long beehive from someone’s apartment. From the AP roundup of local news coverage in Virginia: Virginia Wildlife Management and Control said in a statement that they removed the hive from the ceiling of a living room...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, Virginia, Ap, Nature, Bees, Insects, Richmond, Perry, Richmond Virginia, Charlotte Observer, Rich Perry, The Charlotte Observer, Beehive, Virginia Wildlife Management and Control


Arnold Schwarzenegger robot won't be terminating anything yet

Created by Promobot, a startup in Russia, this electronic Arnie isn't going to be murdering its way through all the Sarah Connors in the L.A. phonebook. It might find its way into a few nightmares, though. Below, the same Arnie headbot on the CES 2020 show floor.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Russia, Robots, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnie, Sarah Connors, Promobot


NPR's no-nonsense guide to preparing your home for Covid-19

It's seems likely that Covid-19 will be a pandemic, maybe on the order of the 1918 Spanish Flu (listen to this podcast episode of The New York Times' The Daily for a persuasive argument as to why). It might be a good time to prepare your home for an outbreak. This NPR article, "A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus," has good advice. Here's a summary: Make sure you have a supply of daily prescription medication on hand, as well as over-the-counter fever reducers. Have sufficient non...
Tags: Post, News, Advice, Tips, Npr, Preppers, Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19


Why the price of insulin has skyrocketed in recent years

In the 1920s, Frederick Banting, one of the scientists who co-discovered insulin (and won a Nobel Prize for it) said, “Insulin does not belong to me, it belongs to the world.” He and the other scientists sold the patent for making insulin to the University of Toronto for $3. And yet today, this drug, which is needed to keep millions of people with diabetes alive, costs 700% more than it did two decades ago and many people can no longer afford it. What happened? It comes down to two reasons: a "l...
Tags: Post, News, Insulin, University of Toronto, Big Pharma, Sanofi, Alan Levine, Universal CC0, Frederick Banting, Eli Lilly Novo Nordisk, James Dinneen


Your dollar bills could kill you, and Prince Andrew tries to kill himself, in this week’s dubious tabloids.

There’s clearly a fortune to be made and a surfeit of material, judging by the acres of newsprint dedicated to Royal shenanigans in this week’s tabloids. “Prince Andrew Attempts Suicide!” screams the cover of the ‘Globe,’ whose endless run of Royal exclusives can only be the result of an army of paid high-level courtier informants in every Royal palace and estate who monitor every conversation among the Windsor clan, and have listening devices planted in every Royal bedroom. It’s hard to imagine...
Tags: Post, News, Minnesota, China, Ben Affleck, America, Jennifer Lopez, Prince William, Tabloids, Harry, Camilla, Prince Andrew, Charles, Kate, Sussex, Melissa Mccarthy


Los Angeles police capture suspect driving stolen SUV hearse with body inside

Last night, someone stole a Lincoln Navigator hearse with a body inside. The police search ended this morning with a high-speed pursuit on the 110 freeway that ended in the Lincoln Navigator crashing. They apprehended the suspect and the body was still inside the vehicle. According to CBS Local, the SUV "was stolen from out in front of St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church in unincorporated Pasadena. A casket holding a woman’s body was inside the vehicle at the time of the theft." News vide...
Tags: Post, News, Police, Funerals, Los Angeles, Cbs, Pasadena, Police Chase, Crimes, Rosemead, Lincoln Navigator, Hearses, LA county Sheriffs, Black Lincoln Navigator, Grand Theft Body, St Anthony 's Greek Orthodox Church


Good discount on Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger

This Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger can be recharged with a USB-C or Micro USB cable. I have a number of Anker products and they work really well. If you use code ANKER299 at Amazon checkout, you can get this at a great discount.
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Cops ask hearse thieves: please return the body in the casket, at least

"To the suspect(s) driving around in a Black Lincoln Navigator stolen from the 700 blk of Rosemead Bl just after 8PM today in uninc #Pasadena: Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one & bring back the deceased person & casket inside the Navigator," tweeted the LA County Sheriff's department last night. The suspects have not been identified and are still at large. To the suspect(s) driving around in a Black Lincoln Navigator stolen from the 700 blk of Rosemead Bl ...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Theft, Los Angeles, Vehicles, Pasadena, LA County, LA county Sheriffs, Black Lincoln Navigator, Rosemead Bl, Michael Kauer


Online mattress sales have given rise to a new kind of con game - reselling filthy mattresses as new

People are tossing old mattresses faster than ever before, thanks to online mattress peddlers who offer easy returns and 100-day guarantees. (It's not surprising -- the last time I visited a brick-and-mortar mattress store it had the same vibe as a sleazy used car joint.) The upshot -- tons of tossed out mattresses clogging landfills and the rise of scammy recyclers who collect filthy, vermin-infested mattresses, give them new covers and resell them as new. The Guardian reports: One scam involve...
Tags: Post, News, Scams, FitzSimons, Allsopp, Mattresses, Scollick, Gayatri Malhotra


'Are you real?' Putin swears he doesn't have a body double

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was offered a body double to make appearances in public for security reasons, but that he declined the offer, and has never used one, which totally sounds like something he'd say anyway if he were a body double and my brain hurts now. Putin, 67, has dominated Russian politics for more than two decades, and Russian conspiracy theories. “One of the more elaborate theories compares photographs of Putin over the years, claiming to have identified a number...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Weird, Russia, World news, Moscow, Reuters, Clones, TASS


Cookie Monster found OD'd in idling car, charged with child endangerment

A woman dressed as Cookie Monster was arrested this week after being found overdosed in a car after dropping her daughter off at another person's house. Police found [Monster] wearing the Sesame Street costume slumped over in her idling car behind the home where she had just dropped off her daughter. Narcan was used to revive [Monster]. She was taken to the hospital where she was treated for an apparent heroin overdose. Her friend who alerted police talked with Channel 11 about the scary situati...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Cookie


REVIEW: Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted Cereal

Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted Cereal confuses me, much like the puzzle on the back of its box. I’ll get to the cereal in a moment, but the Arctic Water Park puzzle is lame. The game asks, “Who’s going to make a splash? Follow the slides and see who ends up in the Polar Bear pond!” Now, I believe almost every solver will look at the numbered flags and start with Slide #1. And guess what? Yeah, SPOILER ALERT, Slide #1 leads to Polar Bear pond. Why make the first choice the correct choice that tu...
Tags: Reviews, Post, Shopping, Cereal, Mills, Kellogg, Honey Bunches Of Oats, Arctic Water Park, Honey Bunches of Oats Purchased Price


The AVYA steam inhaler combines old-school remedies with new school technology

In our modern world, our usual first approach to combating an oncoming cold is to medicate it into oblivion. Sometimes, that carpet bombing pharmaceutical attack plan can knock out the congestion and discomfort of an illness before it settles in. But there’s always something to be said for trying to put down the effects of a cold or allergy irritation with a more natural, holistic method. As opposed to drug remedies, steam inhalers go at sinus issues with good old fashioned water vapor. You can ...
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Clearview client list "stolen"

Clearview, the shady facial-recognition firm with links to law-enforcement and alt-right internet trolls, reports that its entire client list has been stolen. In the notification, which The Daily Beast reviewed, the startup Clearview AI disclosed to its customers that an intruder “gained unauthorized access” to its list of customers, to the number of user accounts those customers had set up, and to the number of searches its customers have conducted. The notification said the company’s servers w...
Tags: Post, News, Surveillance, Facebook Twitter, ClearView


The Simpsons in pure CSS

Chris Pattle's The Simpsons in CSS is exactly as promised: thirteen of the show's characters rendered and animated using style sheets: no javascript or image files to be found.
Tags: Post, News, Css, Animation, Cartoons, Chris Pattle


Internet of Starving Pets: animals go hungry after "smart feeder" fails

Petnet is a $300 internet-of-things pet food bowl. Its network went down and stayed down for a week, leaving some pets to go hungry. The BBC reports that owners are livid and that it's not the first trouble Petnet's had maintaining service. Petnet has two Twitter accounts. The official one has not tweeted since 30 August 2019 but the support account issued four tweets between 14 and 21 February about the problems experienced. In its first tweet it said a "system outage" was affecting second gen...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Post, News, Bbc, Iot, Petnet, Wopet


A new play lets formerly incarcerated people tell their stories. Meanwhile, prisons are still banning books.

In January of 2018, I was hired by the Civic Ensemble of Ithaca, New York to take part in a fascinating playwriting opportunity. The company had started a ReEntry Theatre program in 2015, teaming with state social services to implement a theatre education curriculum to help people dealing with incarceration and substance abuse rehabilitation to transition back into society. In the past, the program participants had written their own monologues and brief scenes, along with learning some improv...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Prison, Incarceration, Censorship, Theatre, United States, Npr, Plays, Ithaca, PEN America, Rand Corporation, Ithaca New York, Broadway World, Prisoners Rights


The US Department of Justice has officially begun to un-naturalize citizens

Today on "Every Single Expectation of Gradual Fascist Action Under the Trump Administration Has Continued Coming True:" The Department of Justice today announced the creation of a section dedicated to investigating and litigating revocation of naturalization.  The Denaturalization Section will join the existing sections within the Civil Division’s Office of Immigration Litigation—the District Court Section and the Appellate Section.  This move underscores the Department’s commitment to bring ju...
Tags: Post, Tibet, News, Immigration, US, Citizenship, Department Of Justice, Immigrants, US Department of Justice, Czechoslovakia, U S Air Force, Xenophobia, Naturalization, Nativism, United Arab Republic, Catalan Republic


The Post on Disney's leadership shakeup

In a surprise move, Disney chief executive Robert Iger steps down and is replaced by a theme-park lieutenant [in print as In a surprise move, Disney CEO Iger has stepped down] Steven Zeitchik   Washington Post Feb. 26, 2020, p. A10 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/02/25/disney-names-bob-chapek-ceo-robert-iger-become-executive-chairman/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Washington Post, Disney, Iger, Robert Iger, Steven Zeitchik, Mike Rhode


Building a movement? NationBuilder has all the right tools for you

Whether you're managing a political campaign or building a client base, there comes a time when you stop seeing people and start seeing numbers. This doesn't happen suddenly. You shake hands, make calls, and build relationships. And then those relationships disappear into a database of donors or customers as your organization grows. People get brought in to manage those databases, and those databases fragment off into countless little spreadsheets. That's how the people that were once your sup...
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Korean Air crew member who flew to Los Angeles has coronavirus: Reports

A Korean Air flight attendant has tested positive for coronavirus, and worked on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles, Korean media reported on Wednesday afternoon. The Korean Air cabin crew member diagnosed with coronavirus today flew home to South Korea from Los Angeles on February 19 https://t.co/ugf1TsmW3s — Steve Lookner (@lookner) February 25, 2020 The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Wednesday the crewmember worked on a Korean Air KE958 flight from Israe...
Tags: Travel, Health, South Korea, Post, Business, News, Israel, Los Angeles, US news, Outbreak, Seoul, Korean Air, Reuters, Incheon, KCDC, Vincent Lee