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"Nothing but the rain".
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cnooc rigs used to be manned by crews that included foreign contractors... is that still the case?
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Interesting article from the Korea Herald on a changing workforce in China: “It’s not like what outsiders say, that we are a sweatshop factory,” ... #Foxconn 
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Interesting & Revealing
New Scientist article shared on SLATE - Niall Firth  interviewing Andrew McAfee

"NF: Do you really think that we’ll shift away from having human laborers altogether?
AM: I believe that in my lifetime—I’m in my mid-40s—we’re going to see that third scenario. We won’t see a zero-labor economy, but we’re going to head into a labor-light economy. Of course, people like me have been saying some version of that for 200 years. The Luddites, John Maynard Keynes, a lot of people have said it and been wrong. But when I look at the encroachment of digital stuff into the total bundle of skills and abilities that humans have, I think this time it is different."
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Rush to the Stream

If you haven't noticed, the move to streaming media (away from traditional TV) has been picking up steam recently, and Apple TV is the biggest player with a growing list of apps that includes Hulu Plus, Netflix, HBO, Disney, ESPN, SkyNews, The Weather Channel, YouTube, vimeo, vevo, Flickr, and of course iTunes.  

The addition of a Huffington Post app would put significant pressure on the likes of the Washington Post, NYT, and Yahoo to join the rush to the stream.
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