caption Americans take a lot less time off from work than the British. source Zoran Milich/Reuters The UK and the US may share a common language, but the cultural differences can make the two places feel as if they’re worlds apart. When it comes to work-life balance and careers, there are some major differences between Americans and Brits. As a British person living and working in the US, I found that one of the biggest culture shocks was Americans’ attitudes about vacation days and the lack of paid time off available to workers. America. The land of the free and home of the brave. Where your rights include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – except if your pursuit of happiness takes you away from your desk for a few days. When it comes to paid time off, Americans are dealt a pretty unfair hand. Two years ago, I packed all my belongings into a shipping container, … [Read more...] about I’m British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US
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Earlier this month, Google removed some 60 games from the Play Store after it was uncovered that the so-called Adult Swine bug was delivering inappropriate and malicious ads to kids. According to Google, that’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the 700,000 it booted from the Play Store in 2017.In a blog post titled, “How we fought bad apps and malicious developers in 2017,” Google spotlights the numerous ways it has stayed ahead of bad Play Store Apps over the past 12 months. In addition to the 700,000 apps it took down in 2017—a 70-percent increase over 2016’s numbers—Google also says it was able to identify and root them out much quicker: The company boasts that 99 percent of apps “with abusive contents” were tossed from the Play Store before anyone could install them. Google also says it has developed new detection techniques to weed out repeat offenders and identify “abusive developer networks at scale” to stop them … [Read more...] about Google’s cleaning up the Play Store, using machine learning to remove 700,000 bad apps
Telecommuters may enjoy working from home in their PJs and slippers, but they’re likely working just as hard as — if not harder than — their office-dwelling peers. At least that’s according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin in which researchers examined the 24 percent of Americans who work from home. The study found that those who telecommute (i.e. those who work from home regularly) are actually more likely to work overtime compared to traditional office-goers, adding an extra five to seven hours on top of the usual 40-hour workweek. Rather than free up time around the house, telecommuting tends to blur the boundaries between work and play, actually increasing work-family conflicts. The authors, Mary C. Noonan and Jennifer L. Glass, write: Telecommuting has not permeated the American workplace, and where it has become commonly used, it is not helpful in reducing work-family conflicts; telecommuting appears, instead, to have become … [Read more...] about Telecommuters work longer than those in the office: Report
posted on 02 Sep 2011, 03:22 0 1. ImAll4it (unregistered) Oh yes,SGS3- 4.5 super amoled plus HD, 2ghz dual core or quad core exynos 2, 2 gig of ram 32 gig of space, and sammys own optimized OS= wow posted on 02 Sep 2011, 04:44 1 5. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011) And that samsungs own OS is bada of course ! : ) posted on 02 Sep 2011, 03:54 4 2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2315; Member since: 18 Apr 2011) YESSSS!! BRING ON THE BADA OS!! LMAO!!! NOT!!!!!!! posted on 02 Sep 2011, 04:43 1 4. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011) This is what i've been saying guys ! posted on 02 Sep 2011, 05:20 1 8. snowgator (Posts: 3609; Member since: 19 Jan 2011) Pete, very few of us have a problem with Bada. Matter of a fact, except for You Tube, very few of us have seen Bada. We know it is a developing OS. I believe Samsung is serious about it. Our only problem is that you are only looking at Bada through a fan boys … [Read more...] about Comments for : Samsung CEO debunks the webOS rumor, says it’s working on software “harder than people on the outside think”
Netbooks are an incredibly exciting new product category, and one that's undergoing constant evolution. Designed to handle e-mail, Web browsing, and some basic software apps, they are somewhat limited when compared with most full-size laptops, but how limited? I wanted to find out.I've dug into a few dozen popular sites that I use, and made note of basic performance through extended use. Did they work? Did they not work? These were things I wanted to test.The verdict: overwhelmingly positive. Besides a few issues with Adobe Flash performance (which we get into later), it handles most things with speed and agility. Before delving any deeper though, let's go over the test machine and browsers we used:The machine:Dell Mini Inspiron 10 (a loaner review unit) The browsers: Internet Explorer 8 (v8.0), Google Chrome (v188.8.131.52), Firefox (v3.0.10). I would have loved … [Read more...] about How well do Netbooks work with Web apps?
Is Pokemon Go stealing your battery life as you battle to be the best and claim your rightful place? The augmented reality Pokemon game is topping app store charts and game servers are melting under the stress of so many people desperate to catch 'em all.Unfortunately, there is very little documentation for the game so people are still very confused about how it all works. I've spent the first few days working hard to uncover the mysteries and help other trainers in their quest for glory.A lot of confusion stems from the gym system and how best to battle enemies or assist your own team. Gyms are the critical hubs of Pokemon Go where you assist your chosen team, and there are many personal benefits for engaging in gym battles. So while you can ignore gyms and just roam the world catching Pokemon, you'll power up your team much faster by using gyms to your advantage.Gym basicsIf a gym is white, that means no team currently owns it so you can give it a Pokemon and instantly take control. … [Read more...] about How gym battles work in Pokemon Go
Why is there so much negative karma surrounding IPv6? Case in point, last week, a colleague of mine called, "Have you read the Register yet?"No, some of us have to actually work during the day, I replied, with more than a little sarcasm."Well, your highness; when you get a chance. Read it."My friend knows which buttons to push. I had to find out what he was talking about. I opened my Register e-newsletter and right at the top: IPv6 intro creates spam-filtering nightmare.Wait a minute. That's only one source. After checking, other media outlets seem to agree: "New IPv6 protocol could complicate e-mail spam filtering" and "Will IPv6 render blacklisting obsolete?" Whoa, it is big. The fact that IPv6 has an available address space I can barely fathom may screw up blacklisting. I had to get on this bandwagon. Jumping into action, I shot out emails to my special corps of experts asking them: Will blacklisting become obsolete because of the obscenely-large address space created by … [Read more...] about IPv6 blacklisting: Will it be harder to fight spammers?
The organized labor movement is changing, reflecting two large-scale trends. On the one hand, union membership – once 35 percent of the U.S. workforce in the 1950s – is at its lowest point in more than a century. In parallel, the wealth gap in the U.S. is also at record levels. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock Jobs With Justice is one of a number of fast-moving organizations creating new campaigns to bring workers together, create new networks, and build new coalitions for policy change.Itself a new model for labor organizing when it launched in 1987, Jobs With Justice has become part ofA year after a merger of social ventures, which united American Rights at Work under the Jobs with Justice banner, the expanded organization is taking a more aggressive stance in organizing in a climate of concern over the growing wealth gap in the country. The organization brings together labor, community, student, and faith voices at the national and local … [Read more...] about Jobs With Justice: New Campaigns Take Aim At Low Wages, Working Poor, Falling Middle Class
Work-life balance: It’s the Sasquatch of the modern work force. You’ve caught a blurry glimpse of it, and you’re intrigued by the idea it might exist. But you’ve never actually made its acquaintance and you probably never will. Just like that hirsute hermit or his chupacabra cousin, the balance between your work life and your private life is nothing more than a myth. Before you devote fruitless years of your life trying to capture this particular elusive beast, consider that it might all be for naught. Here are few of the legends, and the reasons work-life balance will never live up to them. “Me” time For the iPad-owning, new-car-driving, going out to dinner three times a week world, I think it’s time for a little reality check. Work isn’t the thing you do to finance your real life. For most people, for most of history, work is your life. If we’re healthy enough to get up and go to work every day and still have a couple of hours at … [Read more...] about Mind Your Business: The Great Myth of Work-Life Balance
Mompreneurs admit they face numerous challenges in running a business and balancing their personal life. However, the chief challenge for working mothers remains not having the right support staff to help them run their business. Working moms also say that they need more help in implementing best practices at their business. Additionally, mompreneurs complain about not having a flexible schedule, and not being able to work from home. Those challenges are not stopping moms from jumping into entrepreneurship, though. [5 Steps to Turn Moms into Mompreneurs] A new poll by Manta found that 95 percent of female small business owners are also mothers. Twenty-two percent of those respondents say that running a successful business is more difficult than raising a family compared with just 9 percent who say that raising a family is harder. Sixty-nine percent say the two are equally difficult. Achieving a balance between business and work is difficult for a number of reasons, … [Read more...] about ‘Mompreneurs’ Reveal Tricks for Work-Life Balance