TIL that the USSR's lead rocket scientist, Sergei Korolev, planted newspaper articles falsely suggesting approval for a Soviet space program. President Eisenhower responded by approving an American space program. This forced the Communist Party to approve the space program they previously denied.
A Japanese woman running a sex worker-dispatching business sued the state on Wednesday, saying its blanket exclusion of the sex industry from a cash handout program to support small companies hit by the coronavirus is discrimination banned under the Constitution.
TIL For the first Superman movie producers wanted Christopher Reeve to wear fake muscles under the suit but he refused. He instead started an intense two-month training program which added 14kg to his 86kg frame. He got so big they had to reshoot earlier scenes as they didn’t match the later shots.
Alamo Drafthose rolls out nationwide program where patrons rent out an entire theater for themselves – along with their pandemic pod family and friends – for $150 (+ minimum $150 in food/beverages) after 'massively successful' test run.
US politics have become the new sports program. We care more about our team winning than who the players are or what they are playing for.
The reason that US politics has become such a hot topic lately is not because care about particular issues or even are interested in debating politics and talking about policies. Instead it is another form of sporting event. You will do anything to help your team win. People are now so "political" not because they care about actual policies, but because they want to see their team win. It's about which team is better, not about who believes what. Sports are about watching your team and defending them at all costs. You want to see them win so you can brag to your friends. Politics have become very similar.
Google Has a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree Its new certificate program for in-demand jobs takes only six months to complete and will be a fraction of the cost of college, Google will treat it as equivalent to a four-year degree
LPT: Before you all go and sign up for Apples new workout subscription service, the Nike Training Club (NTC) app made all of their workout programs completely free and they work flawlessly with Apple Watch
Edit: as far as I am aware, it’s will be free for the rest of its existence. It’s also available on android as well Edit #2:Thank you all so much for all the awards. I honestly don’t know why the post is still getting them. Please, save your coins to make a smaller post feel special. Spread the love MrBeast style Also for those who think this is, it is not a sponsored post. I’m just a guy who uses the app. I don’t even wear Nike shoes lol. Glad I could help some people save money and get started on their own fitness journeys. Have a great weekend :)
The results of our first Subreddit Exchange Program
Hey mods! I’m here to report back on how our first-ever Subreddit Exchange Program went. As a reminder, our goal was to drive greater staff understanding of the moderator experience by having them, well, experience it. The better our staff - especially those who don’t work as closely with y’all as Community does - can understand your experience, the better they can build things with you in mind. We anonymously surveyed the mod teams and staff members involved and have included the data and some quotes below.
“We really hope this program is expanded and would do this again if we got the opportunity to, as it's nice for us to sometimes feel like the admins are building empathy and understanding of what we do.”
“It was a great way to bridge the gap between mods and admin.”
(Unfortunately there were a few missed connections where staff didn’t get connected properly or didn’t participate, so those mods understandably rated their experience badly.) 1=badly, 3=very well We were also glad to hear that staff members were easy to work with and this wasn’t a significant load for moderators. 1=very doable, 3=way too much
“It was great to have open conversation including touching on some of our frustrations. It was also great that they were up for using old Reddit, RES, and Facebook to chat, as those are all intrinsic to our moderation practices. They made it easy, and we'd have them back any time!”
“This was super awesome, I hope we get more opportunities for other folks to do it as well!”
“I was really nervous to be a mod on such a big subreddit, but the folks on the mod team were all super-friendly.”
“Everyone at Reddit should do it. I think it’s so important to gain empathy for our moderators, who are really doing such an incredible and difficult thing, and it’s important to not lose track of that.”
“However short this was, it really gave me insight into what it means to be a moderator on Reddit. I have much deeper empathy for the amount of time, decision-making, and nuance it takes for moderators to keep communities healthy and thriving.“
“It really makes me appreciate not only the time spent to mod, but the effort that it takes to set up the right process so that a sub can run itself. The part that goes underappreciated is all the thought that goes into how you construct the rules, how do you have the right process for onboarding mods, etc.”
“It’s given me a lot more empathy and a lot more full picture when we’re designing product.”
“There’s a lot of really low-hanging fruit in this area that we can do to make the mods’ lives a lot better.”
“I think there's some room to have more thoughtful discussions around what is good admin/mod alignment: how we get our incentives to align with theirs and vice versa.”
We, in fact, have our first code change from this program coming shortly! For some time, even if the “other” report option was turned off by mods, users could still submit freeform reports via 3rd-party apps. u/umbrae is updating the API to prevent this, and 3rd-party apps are already in the process of migrating.
Not only was the response from participating staff and mods positive, but after sharing the results of the program there is a lot of interest from other staff members. So yes, we will be doing this again! Things we’ll be aiming to change:
Set clearer expectations
Aim to carve out more staff time to participate
Make it longer
Ensure connections happen
-- Thank you to everyone who took a risk on this brand-new program. I know it was an extra load that you took on so that you could help improve the lives of all mods. As with any brand-new program, it had hiccups...but overall I’m really pleased with the results and excited to make it even better. I participated in the program myself and got a ton out of it. We don’t have an exact timeline on v2 of this program, but we’ll be diving into the planning shortly. Stay tuned! Lastly: while I hope to find a way to carve out more staff time for this, I’d love your feedback on something. IF these are the only two options, would you rather have a staff member spend 2-3h a day for one week, or 1-2h a day for two weeks? Cheers!
Under the new rule, the required wage level for entry-level workers would rise to the 45th percentile of their profession’s distribution, from the current requirement of the 17th percentile. The requirement for the highest-skilled workers would rise to the 95th percentile, from the 67th percentile.
DHS Press Release On the surface this sounds like a reasonable move, companies will no longer be able to pay H-1B workers significantly under market rate. This should make it much more difficult to abuse the system and result in some combination of increased domestic hires and increased wages for H-1B. Interested in what other people think of this move and if there may be negative consequences that aren't immediately apparent.
TIL of Kay Antonelli. Her official civil service title, as printed on her employment documentation, was "computer". During her work as a computer, she invented the subroutine (a sequence of computer instructions which can be used repeatedly). Today, the subroutine is essential programming for all.
Program Audits section page. The purpose of this web page is to increase transparency related to the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan program audits and other various types of audits to help drive the industry towards improvements in the delivery of health care services in the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug program. The COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Covid Rent Relief Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the two-week application period. 23 synonyms of program from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus 62 related words, definitions, and antonyms. Find another word for program. Program: a listing of things to be presented or considered (as at a concert or play). The Trump administration is tightening up an employment-based visa program that allows highly skilled foreign workers to come to the United States, arguing the changes are necessary following ... Program definition, a plan of action to accomplish a specified end: a school lunch program. See more.
Program Camille Skin Spotlight - League of Legends - YouTube
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