“The challenge is you’re trying to take workers who were reasonably well paid, far into their career, and train them for a new type of job,” says Carolyn J. Heinrich, the lead investigator in the aforementioned DOL study and a professor of public policy at Vanderbilt University. “Workers come out and earn entry level wages. In no way do they earn what they were making in the past.” Mobility is an issue, too. “Some of the jobs they trained for will be in other states—if you’re paying off a mortgage on a house, or kids in high school, you’re not going to be able to move very easily.” … [Read more...] about Amazon Says It Will Retrain Workers It’s Automating Out of Jobs. But Does ‘Upskilling’ Even Work?
“I’m actually pansexual and I didn’t know that. Somebody explained to me really thoroughly what that is. [...] You like beings. You life what you like. Doesn’t have to be a girl or a guy or a he or she or they or this or that. It’s literally you like personality. You just like a being.” … [Read more...] about Bella Thorne Likes What She Likes, Including ‘Beings’
But now, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it appears WarnerMedia has abandoned its plans to create a three-tiered streaming app in favor of a single streaming bundle that combines content from HBO, Cinemax, and Warner Bros. for a fixed price between $16 and $17. … [Read more...] about AT&T’s Plan for a Netflix Killer Reportedly Gets an Overhaul, Expected to Cost Around $17 Per Month
Another old (and well-loved) standard in the wallpaper community, IntefaceLift has long been a premier source of beautiful wallpapers of natural scenes, photos-turned-wallpapers, and more. Plus, the site deals in more than just wallpapers: like DeviantArt, there’s a huge community of people there making icon packs, system themes, and more. … [Read more...] about The Best Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper
What Is It? The Evora GT is a track weapon that fits into most overhead storage bins and happens to be street legal. More specifically, it’s a limited-production mid-engine performance car designed to answer the apparent complaints levied against what is considered by some to be one of the greatest driver’s cars of our era: the Evora 400. … [Read more...] about Why The 2020 Lotus Evora GT Feels Like A Uniquely Futuristic Relic
Earlier this week, a logic puzzle went viral. The riddle, which you can read here, challenged problem-solvers to determine someone’s birthday, based on what seemed, at first glance, to be insufficient information. I opted not to feature the brain teaser on io9, because – potential spoiler alert – I thought it too similar to another puzzle I posted here a few months ago. So why do I mention it at all? Two reasons. … [Read more...] about This ‘Simple’ Puzzle Once Stumped 96% of America’s Top Math Students