A Starbucks Drive-Thru Customer Bought the Stranger Behind Her a Coffee. Then She Got an Astonishing Letter

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  We waft about our lives absorbed in our fascinating selves and assuming so much about others. We don’t really have much time for others, do we?  There’s so much to do and so much to post to […]

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?Prometheus, Kubernetes and system monitoring, reaches maturity

Video: What is Kubernetes? Prometheus, the open-source systems monitoring toolkit usually used with Kubernetes, has graduated from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). To move from incubation to graduation, projects must demonstrate thriving adoption, a documented, structured governance process, and a strong commitment to community sustainability and inclusivity. Prometheus has made the grade. Also: What […]

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Bugs in Mobile Credit Card Readers Could Expose Buyers

The tiny, portable credit card readers you use to pay at farmer’s markets, bake sales, and smoothie shops are convenient for consumers and merchants alike. But while more and more transactions are passing through them, devices from four of the leading companies in the space—Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal—turn out to have a variety of […]

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5 best Chromebooks for school in 2018

I started my “portable” computer life with a 22-pound KayPro II in 1982. Since then, I’ve used IBM and Lenovo ThinkPads, Compaq luggables, Nec Ultralites, Dell XPS 13s, the list goes on and on. These days, my laptop of choice is the Google Pixelbook. At a starting price of $999, this is not a Chromebook […]

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Musk plan to privatize Tesla pushes $2.3 billion of debt above conversion price

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s suggestion on Tuesday that he would like to take Tesla Inc private may provide something the electric car maker needs: a little debt relief. FILE PHOTO: Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk pauses during a news conference in Tokyo September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo The 11 percent […]

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Elon Musk says taking Tesla private is 'best path,' shares jump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday he is considering taking Tesla Inc private in what would be the largest deal of its type, moving the electric car maker out of the glare of Wall Street as it goes through a period of rapid growth under tight financial constraints. “Am considering […]

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Top 10 Crowdfunding Platforms of 2018

It’s an excellent way to gauge interest since people will only fund what they’re seriously interested in. However, not all crowdfunding platforms are equal. Each one specializes in a different purpose. You can choose among 10 of the most popular crowdfunding platforms online as of 2018. Kickstarter The most popular crowdfunding site on the Internet, […]

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What Do The Best Innovators Do Differently? The Answers Will Surprise You

I’ve never really liked the phrase “innovate or die.” Why not, “finance or die” or “sell or die” or even “manage or die?” Clearly every business function is essential and no organization can survive without building some competency in all of them. In an ultra-competitive business environment, you have to do more than just show […]

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Ask Ethan: Can We Send A Cassini-Like Mission To Uranus Or Neptune?

Voyager 2 flew by both Uranus (R) and Neptune (L), and revealed the properties, colors, atmospheres, and ring systems of both worlds. They both have rings, many interesting moons, and atmospheric and surface phenomena we’re just waiting to investigate.NASA / Voyager 2 From where we are in the Solar System, looking out at the distant […]

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'NBA 2K19' Player Ratings: Marvin Bagley III Render And Overall Rating Revealed

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Sacramento Kings rookie and No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III will be rated a 78 overall in NBA 2K19 when the game releases on September 11. MBIII in 2K19Credit: 2K The 19-year-old big man from Duke averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds in his lone year […]

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