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HT +Eli Fennell  This exact point came up in a recent post at the NewIP entitled "Dialing for Serivce' http://www.thenewip.net/author.asp?section_id=352&doc_id=716899
 
Sometimes simply answering the phone and being available can give you a competitive advantage and increased revenue

"The data below reflect that about 20 percent of calls — from an analysis of millions of calls — are abandoned"

Mobile users are very intent driven - answer the phone!

H/T: +Chris Sutton​​
A new report from Marchex, based on an analysis of millions of calls and using ad-spending data from Google and call growth projections from BIA/Kelsey, ar
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“Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a
dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne | http://buff.ly/1E2EEUt #quote #words #language
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HT +George Station A great illustration of the need to always question and investigate for yourself -- even things told to you by people who claim expert status. 
 
I was amazed to learn, reading this, that the IRISH need not apply was being turned into a fallacy.  I clearly recall the images in books I read as a kid in the sixties that clearly expressed this early discrimination. After the Potato Famine began, many Irish emigrated to America, often as indentured servants. They were considered trash by those there already and forced to live in Irish Ghettos, and do the dangerous work, often for starvation wages, just to try and feed the families. Sometimes the Negroes were treated better.

And then it was the Italians.. then Germans.  Each minority group coming in was willing to work for less than the set wages, and they were hated for it.

Sounds a lot like today.

Thanks to the Original #TedCousin  +Ted Ewen 
The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong.
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Read more about Brander Matthews here ~~~~~ Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate
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"Using new satellite data, researchers at University College London reported in Nature Geoscience on Monday that the total volume of sea ice in the Northern Hemisphere was well above average in the autumn of 2013, traditionally the end of the annual melt season, after an unusually cool summer when temperatures dropped to levels not seen since the 1990s.

“We now know it can recover by a significant amount if the melting season is cut short,” said the study’s lead author Rachel Tilling, a researcher who studies satellite observations of the Arctic. “The sea ice might be a little more resilient than we thought.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/sea-ice-might-be-more-resilient-than-thought-1437404447
Arctic sea ice is so sensitive to changing temperatures that a single cool summer briefly reversed the decline in the ice cap around the North Pole, says a new study released Monday.
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It's like these reports on coffee. It's good for you, it's bad for you, it's good for you, it's bad for you.

The sea is is thicker, thinner, thicker, thinner.

Let's all just have some iced coffee.
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One of my connections posted that her son asked "What's the meaning of life?" I told her she could have offered an Existential answer that the point of life is to find meaning in it. She said she did, but by then, his attention wandered. Anyway that reminded me that I had a post on one of the definitive books on the subject, and here it is. 
Yesterday I finally read a book that's been on my list, so to speak, for a while: Victor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning.It only took a few hours, as it is a very short and compelling (though not light) read.If you look up ...
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Mow the lawn,  watch what happens,  that's the meaning of life.  
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A global blasphemy law. Imagine the implications. I don't tend to attack religious beliefs myself, but in a society that values freedom of expression, that too must be tolerated because the alternative is to limit discussion and even thought. 
 
In a word: No.

In two words: Absolutely Not.

In two more colorful words: Hell.  No.

This is not +The Onion... I repeat, this is not +The Onion!

I reserve the right to call you an idiot anytime you behave like one, regardless whether you're blaming your idiocy on God or not.  If there is a God, It would facepalm a guy like this so hard it would create a new Big Bang.

Also, he has no room to speak, as last I checked Saudi Arabian culture isn't always friendly in speaking of other religions, either.  Stop denying Israel is the Jewish Chosen Land and ISIS a legitimate Caliphate and maybe you can begin to lecture.
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Since my religious convictions include the belief that his religion is utterly wrong, and vice versa... As you said, +Eli Fennell: hell, no.
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I had two reactions to this. One is that it is nice for libraries to reach out. On the other hand, though, it's sad that people have to be enticed into a library. I mean it's access to free books, periodicals, even movies. What can be better than that? 
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When I was a kid in Detroit in the summer I would walk a couple of blocks to the nearest branch - would read for hours.  Oh, by the way, it was air-conditioned!
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This is a clear-cut case of discrimination against the disabled. Why isn't it all over the news? Why hasn't CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News picked this up?
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Tough call
"At a recent industry event, Gerdes gave an example of one such scenario: a child suddenly dashing into the road, forcing the self-driving car to choose between hitting the child or swerving into an oncoming van.

“As we see this with human eyes, one of these obstacles has a lot more value than the other,” Gerdes said. “What is the car’s responsibility?”

Gerdes pointed out that it might even be ethically preferable to put the passengers of the self-driving car at risk. “If that would avoid the child, if it would save the child’s life, could we injure the occupant of the vehicle? These are very tough decisions that those that design control algorithms for automated vehicles face every day,” he said.
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One of the tricks here will be whether or not they still have liability. Right now the driver still has liability, but when folks have very little control of their vehicle that won't fly.

When you get into an accident now you don't get credit for the life you saved, but the damage you did. I still think this will break the backs of the companies inventing this stuff.
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