Friday, October 28, 2022

Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, Et Cetera.

 Investigation uncovers billions in 'dirty' cash put through NSW pokies

Research shows what great leaders already know: Recognition is fundamental to the engagement and retention of top talent and the profitability of our organizations. A recent study found that employees who reported that their managers were great at recognizing them were more than 40% more engaged than those with managers who were not. In addition, they were more confident, felt better informed, offered more discretionary effort, and were less likely to quit.

A Better Way to Recognize Your Employees

Eddie Obeid, sons avoid bankruptcy by paying $5.25m to settle ICAC debt

How can we get so much, so wrong, to benefit so few?

I have been thinking out loud on Twitter this morning, which may not be the right place to do that as it is so easily
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Rich People pay for news - Nieman Lab: “About a quarter of Americans have ever paid for news directly. Americans making more than $150,000 a year are, not surprisingly, much more likely to have paid for news than those in any other income group (even the $100,000 to $150,000 bracket).”

The Bank of England has declared economic war on the people of the UK Richard Murphy

Google maps creates cheeky label for New York City’s new migrant camp as Mayor Eric Adams shows first glimpse inside: HUNDREDS of cots are lined up on bare floors in facility set to house 500 asylum seekers Daily Mail

DuckDuckGo for Mac beta now open to the public

Spread Privacy: “Enjoy browsing again with a fast, sleek browsing app that cleans up the web as you use it, thanks to DuckDuckGo’s unique built-in privacy protections.

  • New since the closed beta: Duck Player, a YouTube player that helps protect your privacy; password management integration with Bitwarden; upgraded automatic cookie pop-up handling; instant access to built-in Email Protection; and more.‌‌‌‌
  • DuckDuckGo for Mac (version 0.30) is available now at; new users can import bookmarks and passwords from other browsers and password managers. DuckDuckGo for Windows is in friends and family beta, with a public waitlist beta expected in the coming months…”
  • Engadget – “When it’s switched on, DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection can shield the user’s inbox with email tracker blocking. The company has also upgraded its Cookie Consent Pop-Up Manager to be able to block more cookies on more websites. Other features that were added after testers requested them include the bookmarks bar, pinned tabs and a way to view locally stored browsing history…”

In the budget, we see two sides of the Australian Taxation Office – one where they are appallingly bad and one where they are the potential heroes.