recent bookmarks

Tickeys | 找对打字的感觉 | YingDev
「Tickeys」是一款可以模仿各种声音发声的键盘打字音效工具,例如你没有机械键盘,却有想有机械键盘的发声效果,这时候你就可以用这款神器来伪装了,这款工具支持苹果系统、windows系统和Linux系统。
声效  装逼  有趣 
just now by huangjingyun
Opinion | Poor Countries Have an Unlikely Ally Close to the White House - The New York Times
How China’s growing influence opened the door for a new United States development finance agency
IFTTT  NYT 
just now by drewcaldwell
Opinion | In Alabama, Challenging Hidden Racial Discrimination - The New York Times
A federal appeals court has allowed fast-food workers to contest a state law blocking the city of Birmingham from raising its minimum wage.
IFTTT  NYT 
just now by drewcaldwell
Opinion | I’m a Doctor and Even I Can’t Afford My Student Loans - The New York Times
When the highest earners struggle with the cost of education, the nation needs to get serious about the problem.
IFTTT  NYT 
just now by drewcaldwell
PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion — Quartz
Indra Nooyi’s last act as CEO is to lead Pepsi into new, sparkling waters https://ift.tt/2OQOd4N Prospective https://ift.tt/2N2XypT August 20, 2018 at 05:08PM

PepsiCo has acquired carbonated-drinks maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion.

The American owner of the eponymous Coca-Cola rival as well as Tropicana, Frito-Lay, and other less-than-healthy snack foods and drinks will pay $144 per share in cash for Israel’s SodaStream—almost 11% higher than its Aug. 17 closing price. SodaStream’s shares were already up more than 80% this year.

The deal is a last hurrah for PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who announced earlier this month she will step down in October after 12 years at the helm. She took the company into more international markets and into healthier products, recently buying Bare Foods, which makes baked fruit and vegetable treats like Granny Smith apple chips. Half of the company’s revenues now comes from its healthier products, up from 38% when she took over in 2006 (paywall).

For her final act, Nooyi will push PepsiCo to make its products inside the homes of its customers. “We get to play in a business—home beverages—where we don’t play,” PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston told CNBC.

Part of Sodastream’s recent rise in popularity is due to the rise of flavored sparkling water like the millennial favorite, LaCroix, and even just plain old seltzer. From 2008 to 2017, US sales of unflavored carbonated water more than doubled to 770 million gallons, according to data from research firm Euromonitor.

Sodastream was founded in the UK in 1903 to make sodas at home and was bought by Israeli firm Soda-Club in 1996. Sodastream went public in 2010—at a mere $20 a share.

https://qz.com Quartz http://qz.com/feed/ August 20, 2018 at 05:08PM
Prospective 
2 minutes ago by SergioWerner
Just another day in our Sun's crazy magnetic life
Just another day in our Sun's crazy magnetic life https://ift.tt/2wbkBYk Prospective https://ift.tt/2vVnZae August 20, 2018 at 05:06PM

Sunspots, flares and other solar activity show the sun's wild side, but we never see the massive forces that cause them. Now, scientists from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have created a visualization of the powerful magnetic fields that create havoc on the solar surface. They overlaid a computer-generated magnetic field onto a live image from August 16th, giving us a fuller picture of the sun's power and menace.

The solar magnetic field is created by particles colliding with each other in hot plasma around the sun's outer layer, or convection zone. Each line represents a magnetic eruption that rises and decends to the surface. Those in turn can eventually generate flares and coronal mass ejections which, if large enough and pointed in our direction, can cause chaos with electrical devices here on Earth.

When you zoom in more closely, the surface of the sun looks like a closeup of human skin. Small holes in the surface are known as pores, while the larger ones (often much bigger than Earth) are called sunspots. Both represent regions of concentrated magnetic fields that block light and photons from escaping, as NASA explains above.

Solar storms are like a party that keeps getting larger until something eventually breaks. As the magnetic fields become stronger, they induce larger and larger flares and storms, until eventually our star hits its "solar maximum." At that point, the magnetic poles flip and the activity calms down towards the "solar minimum." These cycles happen like clockwork every 11 years or so.

While it looks like all hell is about to break loose, the image at top shows just an ordinary day on the sun. The last solar maximum generated crazy sunspots and flares back in 2014, but it was actually pretty mild compared to past ones.

The biggest on record, the Carrington event of 1859, caused telegraph wires to spark and burst into flames. If that were to happen today, it would cause a lot more problems than missed telegrams. That's why we need NASA's SDO and future projects like ESA's space telescope to gain more insight into the sun's weird behavior. The more we study it, the better we can predict when it will throw the next internet-breaking nuclear fit.

http://www.engadget.com Engadget https://ift.tt/1aOKVWi August 20, 2018 at 05:06PM
Prospective 
2 minutes ago by SergioWerner
Splitting
creates elements and adds CSS variables
animation  css  javascript  opensource  webdesign 
3 minutes ago by jshwlkr
Joel Califa
Joel is a professional problem solver.

He builds teams, refines strategies, designs products, and codes things.
design  people  technology  blogs 
3 minutes ago by zeest
BCM-News Daily Digest » Business Continuity Management News
Bafin schlägt Alarm: Branche agiert bei Cybersicherheit chaotisch – 20 – 08 – 2018 – VWheute – Publikationen – Daten – VVW
"Keinesfalls ausreichend" – so bezeichnet die Bafin die Bemühungen der Branche beim Thema eigene IT-Sicherheit nach einer Bestandsaufnahme. Frank Grund erklärte im VWheute-Interview: "Ein sicheres und funktionierendes IT-System ist eine Selbstverständlichkeit", die Unternehmen seien "selbst gefragt." Doch die tun sich schwer.

Der Beitrag BCM-News Daily Digest erschien zuerst auf Business Continuity Management News.
bcmnews 
4 minutes ago by mhaemmerle
« earlier      

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags:



Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: