The US military is good at many things, but conspicuously bad at management. Its most recent survey found that the Army’s leadership skills are abominably low, marked by poor communication skills, little vision for the future, and discouragement of risk-taking. More than half of active duty junior officers reported they’d love to hop the army after 20 years of service. So … [Read more...] about The US Army has a leadership problem
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This week, a U.S. Air National Guardsman and a Ukrainian pilot were killed when an Su-27UB Flanker-C fighter crashed in Ukraine's Khmelnytskyi region during Exercise Clear Sky. The accident was one of a series of crashes largely caused by aging US air cargo. A feature article by Air Force Times writer Steve Losey, and Tara Copp for the Military Times, chronicled how … [Read more...] about Did the 2013 budget cuts kill 133 troops over 5 years?
Killer robots -- those autonomous armed robots programmed to randomly kill humans -- don’t exist yet, although artificial intelligence laboratories are working on them, and the very thought has thrown the world into a tizzy. Last Sunday, Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) produced a report warning that future warfare will be conducted by armies of robots, soldiers on … [Read more...] about Report predicts killer robots and space war in our future
A new study found that beer producers may need to raise the price of beer, since over the next 80 years, barley - a key ingredient in beer - may well be clipped by growing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought. In fact, this study published in the peer-reviewed British journal Nature Plants noted that losses of barley yield may exceed 17 percent. Researchers in China, … [Read more...] about Could these factors cause your beer prices to rise?
As a sign of the times, venerable Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday and plans to close 142 more stores come November. Last year the company shuttered 379 full-line stores. The company has not made a profit since 2011. Who could forget Sears, launched in 1886 and granddaddy of retail consumption. One old grandma told me she built her home from a … [Read more...] about Sears falls prey to e-commerce, thousands lose jobs
Artificial intelligence can reveal your personality by tracking your eyes. It’s been said eyes are the window of the soul in that they reveal your feelings and who you are. Now one line of study says eyes reveal our personalities - simply by the way they move. In a study by the University of South Australia, in partnership with the University of Stuttgart, Flinders … [Read more...] about Artificial intelligence can reveal your personality by tracking your eyes
USA Today runs a section called These are the best deals on Amazon this weekend. We can go one better and share our experiences on how to get Amazon’s best deals each and every day. (See Tip #4. This article is topical, too). The Tips Amazon’s Outlet Store and Warehouse Amazon's Warehouse Outlet Store regularly axes 30-60% on items that include electronics, outdoors, … [Read more...] about 6 ways to outwit Amazon for the best deals
At 6-foot-4, Matt Owen barely manages to stand upright in his van that he and his wife, Alli, have lived in for the last six months. Barely 28 years-old, the two engineers retired earlier this year on the $600,000 made in four years, intending to live the next few years traveling the United States. They also plan to squirrel more money by teaching millennials how to retire … [Read more...] about Here’s how a couple retired at 28 on $600k
Does music give you the shudders, make you cry? Your brain may be wired differently than others. Matthew Sachs, a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California (USC), wondered why some of his friends said they “got the chills” when they listened to music. One friend told Sachs: “I sort of feel that my breathing is going with the song, my heart is beating slower … [Read more...] about Get the chills from music? Your brain may be unique
Rational economics says females largely invest time and money in dating males who are rich, handsome, have big muscles, are sweaty with an average crop of facial hair. (Take these findings with a grain of salt). Identity economics says females chase those males who have qualities their society praises. So, say your society’s into warriors and you outwit Hannibal Barca, you … [Read more...] about Are small-brained women drawn to less-attractive men?
This mischief-maker is out to prove that blockchain is not as secure as crypto-enthusiasts say it is. Look out for a message saying Einsteinium has been hacked and double-spent with all the details. Cross your heart and hope to die. That’s a Reddit user‘s promise. He's been offered $800 to fulfill his bet. “Hey all,” someone called team-periwinkle told his Reddit team, … [Read more...] about This cryptocurrency hacking attack is planned for October 13
It’s not just banks anymore. It’s ATMs now, with ATM “cash and grab” crime on the rise. Last Friday, robbers in Anne Arundel County almost grabbed an entire ATM. It held cash with five figures. The Tuesday before, two men were imprisoned in Washington, DC, for beating a loader. The loader is the guy who loads the machine. One robber told Vice how he did it. Location … [Read more...] about Bank robber’s advice: How to choose an ATM