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Monday, February 29, 2016

Giving veterans a new start in cybersecurity

Veterans are really good as cybersleuths
The skills the veterans are learning include computer fundamentals, securing a network and testing for vulnerabilities, said Burg, PwC's global and U.S. advisory cybersecurity leader.
This career field has thousands of unfilled jobs

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Atlas, the new robot from Boston Dynamics, sets a new standard for robot capabilities (VIDEO).

The New Robot From Boston Dynamics Is Eerily Human-LIke (Video)
Boston Dynamics began as an offshoot of MIT and is now wholly owned by Google parent company Alphabet. The company consults for DARPA, multiple branches of the United States military, and various global corporations.
The electric-powered and hydraulically operated Atlas is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing in at a stout 180 lbs. The key to its navigation skills is what’s truly amazing, though. Per Boston Dynamics, its ability to avoid obstacles and handle objects comes from the partnership between sensors in its body and legs and LIDAR and special stereo sensors in its head. And the result of those navigatorial breakthroughs is obvious: Atlas’ ability to assess and respond to challenging terrain is nothing short of amazing. Living where I do, I can tell you there is not an environment that is harder to traverse than a snowy forest floor.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Business Data & Statistics | The U.S. Small Business Administration |

Business Data & Statistics | The U.S. Small Business Administration |

Business Data & Statistics

Get access to data and statistics on your competitors, industry and target customer groups.
  • General Business Statistics

    Find statistics on a variety of industries and business conditions.
  • Consumer Statistics

    Find information about your potential customers and consumer market.
  • Demographics

    Find out more about the population and uncover information that can be used in your business research efforts.
  • Economic Indicators

    A variety of economic indicators can affect your business. These resources cover these and other statistical data that can be useful to your business research and planning initiatives.
  • Employment Statistics

    Research useful statistics on employment trends throughout the U.S.
  • Income Statistics

    View national statistics on income and earnings to help ensure that your pay rates are fair based on the marketplace.
  • Money & Interest Rates

    Find information and statistics about exchange rates, interest rates and general stock measures.
  • Production & Sales Statistics

    Explore statistics on the production and sale of goods in the United States.
  • Trade Statistics

    Trade statistics are often indicators of sales performance and the role competitors play. Find statistics on U.S. trade and exports that matter to your business.
  • Statistics for Specific Industries

    Find specific industry information to help you create a business plan, refine your business strategy and manage your business.
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Follow These 9 Steps to Starting a Business | The U.S. Small Business Administration |

Follow These 9 Steps to Starting a Business | The U.S. Small Business Administration |

Step 1: Write a Business Plan

Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Find government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative.

Step 6: Register a Business Name ("Doing Business As")

Register your business name with your state government.
Learn which tax identification number you'll need to obtain from the IRS and your state revenue agency.

Step 7: Register for State and Local Taxes

Register with your state to obtain a tax identification number, workers' compensation, unemployment and disability insurance.

Step 8: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Get a list of federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business.

Step 9: Understand Employer Responsibilities

Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire employees.

Startup Resources

There are a number of available programs to assist startups, micro businesses, and underserved or disadvantaged groups. The following resources provide information to help specialized audiences start their own businesses.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

America in Black and White: Economic Opportunity

America in Black and White: Economic Opportunity, America in Black and White, The Compass - BBC World Service

Click below to listen online or down an MP3 for of the four part episodes
One has to ask, why has there yet to be prosecutions for clearly documented injustice across the nation?

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

‘Insult to Homicide’: Cleveland Bills Tamir Rice’s Family $500 for Ambulance Ride - The Root

Just think, an agent of the state assassinate your 12 year old child while playing. The State refuse to prosecute the assassin and had the audacity to sends the family a bill for an ill-fated ambulance ride.

'Insult to Homicide': Cleveland Bills Tamir Rice's Family $500 for Ambulance Ride

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

J. Cole Perspective on the Dependency Paradox

If Afro America supported Afro Americans economic en-devours, people of color dependency on the privileged class will be eradicated. The support of self allows you, me and we to truly be free. Understanding the habits of Animals helps to enlightens peoples perspective of capitalism and ultimately the world.

A Dependency Paradox is what J. Cole is intimating in the below interview.
J. Cole Interview with Angie Martinez Power 105.1 (12/11/2014)

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How to bring better ethics to data science.

People have too much trust in numbers to be intrinsically objective.
How to Bring Better Ethics to Data Science
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Nim game

Nim game: Nim is a simple combinatory game with finite possibilities. But unlike tic-tac-toe, that other game of limited possibilities, there is tremendous variety in both Nim's conception and implementation. The theory of the Nim game was discovered by mathematics professor Charles Bouton at Harvard University in 1901. In fact, Bouton, who wanted to use the game to demonstrate the advantage of the binary number system, found a simple formula, with which, from the state of play, players can determine correct moves immediately.

Nim game

Puzzles and Tests - Archimedes Laboratory Project

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President Obama's Cybersecurity Plan, National Security and His Legacy

President Obama's Cybersecurity Plan, National Security and His Legacy
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How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners | WIRED

How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners

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