A Rural County’s New Universal Basic Income Experiment – and the Case Against It

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Amid worries that technological advances may someday eliminate jobs, the Associated Press reports on a new experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York: During the pilot program, funded by private donations, 100 county residents making less than $46,900 annually will get $500 a m...

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How to find a pet tardigrade and care for it

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‘Tardigrades, also called “water bears” or “moss piglets” are a “phylum of eight-legged segmented micro-animals (Wikipedia).” Tardigrades are almost microscopic (0.5 mm on average) and extremely resilient. ...

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Citation Stickiness, Computer-Assisted Legal Research, and the Universe of Thinkable Thoughts

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Kirschenfeld, Aaron and Chew, Alexa, Citation Stickiness, Computer-Assisted Legal Research, and the Universe of Thinkable Thoughts (April 19, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3860978 “Legal information has been available in widespread digital format for more than forty years...

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Enjoy the Perks of Private Flying—Without the Price Tag

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Enjoy the Perks of Private Flying—Without the Price Tag
Not long ago, the notion of flying on a private plane meant earning a seven-figure income and chartering a Gulfstream V or an equally elite aircraft. But thanks to a growing number of players shaking up the noncommercial sector of the aviation industry over the past few years, travelers have more wa...

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Summer: I. Allegro non molto–Under the heat of the…

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Summer:

I. Allegro non molto–
Under the heat of the burning summer sun,
Languish man and flock; the pine is parched.
The cuckoo finds its voice, and suddenly,
The turtledove and goldfinch sing.
A gentle breeze blows,
But suddenly, the north wind appears.
The shepherd weeps because, overhead,
Lies the fierc...

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Postal banking could provide free accounts to 21 million Americans who don’t have access to a credit union or community bank

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Via LLRXPostal banking could provide free accounts to 21 million Americans who don’t have access to a credit union or community bank – About a quarter of census tracts with a post office don’t have a community bank or credit union branch, suggesting postal banking could provide a fina...

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Report: Hackers Breached More US Water Treatment Plants

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"On January 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served parts of the San Francisco Bay Area," reports NBC News: It didn't seem hard. The hacker had the username and password for a former employee's TeamViewer account, a popular program that lets users remotely control their com...

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