Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Micromanagers are full of insecurity." The 5 red flags of a toxic boss to look out for

Micromanagers are full of insecurity." The 5 red flags of a toxic boss to look out for.

Psychologists provide evidence for a causal link between greater forgiveness and reduced paranoiaPsyPost

Jessica Cruz and Ed Hopkins are hackers, but not in the way you might expect.

They are what is known as white hat hackers (or ethical hackers) — a type of hacker that is increasingly being hired by Australian companies as more and more organisations experience data breaches.

As Optus, Medibank and more are hit by cyber attacks, these 'white hat' or 'ethical' hackers are targeting companies 'from the inside'

Reader Sanity Check: Erosion of the Skilled Trades?

Like America, Australia is rotting from the top, witness the arrogance and incompetence of our elites. But are we also faling short on skilled workmen?

Divine renovation: as churchgoing declines in Australia, places of worship go on the market

Pedestrians give panhandler more than twice as much money when he wears a suit versus jeans, experiment find PsyPost 

Comparisons have been drawn with countries like Norway, which places a 78 per cent tax on profits from its oil and gas companies (many of which are partly state-owned anyway).

Others suggest Australia just reform the taxes already in place.

Australia already has a special tax for offshore oil and gas projects, known as the Petroleum Resources Rent Tax (PRRT).

It taxes profits from those projects at 40 per cent, on the grounds they are commonwealth resources — so the Commonwealth should share in the profits.

But despite plenty of gas being sold, it brings in surprisingly little tax.

The federal government already has a windfall tax on gas profits. But while gas prices soar, is the tax doing its job?

Twitter staff have been told to work 84-hour weeks and managers slept at the office over the weekend as they scramble to meet Elon Musk’s tight deadlines, reports say Business Insider

They quit their jobs. Here’s what they are doing now. Washington Post 

 ‘Extremely rare’ first-edition US Constitution could fetch $30 million CNN. “Seems awful cheap.”

“The International Criminal Police Organization, better known as INTERPOL, has unveiled a metaverse space designed specifically for police officers around the world. Immersive training courses in forensic investigation and other policing skills will be on offer in the INTERPOL Metaverse. Registered users will also be able to take a tour of a virtual version the organization’s headquarters in Lyon, France, and interact with other police officers around the world. “For many, the metaverse seems to herald an abstract future, but the issues it raises are those that have always motivated INTERPOL – supporting our member countries to fight crime and making the world, virtual or not, safer for those who inhabit it,” INTERPOL Secretary-General Jürgen Stock said at the launch event. Crime has increasingly moved online as the pace of digitalization has increased, according to INTERPOL’s new Global Crime Trend report. The organization also says that criminals are already trying to exploit the metaverse, and that such activity is likely to rise and expand as user numbers increase…”

JIM TREACHER: Twitter Lays Off Thousands of Censors.

There was a time when I would’ve sympathized with the people getting laid off from Twitter. That time was before I joined Twitter.

I’m not going to jump up and down with joy about my former oppressors hitting the bricks, but I’m not crying into my sweater either. If somebody censors you, lies to you, lies about you, and generally treats you like a mortal enemy for disagreeing with him, are you supposed to feign concern when he’s fired?

What’s the average annual salary at Twitter? A hundred grand, thereabouts? Those folks should have enough saved up to afford San Francisco rents for another month or two.

And what happens now? Will Twitter fall apart without all those crucial employees? Can a social media platform survive without “trust & safety” hall monitors to constantly remind you what you can and can’t say?

The journos certainly aren’t taking it well. You doin’ okay there, MSNBC’s Ben Collins?

Washington Post: “…Get customer service numbers from official websites.

  • Treat every phone number like a potential scam risk. Even if the number came from an official-looking email or text, verify it by checking it against the contact number listed on the company’s website before you call.
  • Type in phone numbers rather than clicking links – Online links can whisk you anywhere a bad actor wants you to go. Rather than rely on “call” buttons, find official customer service numbers and type them into your phone manually, advised Jérôme Segura, senior director of threat intelligence at cybersecurity company Malwarebytes. Double check that you typed it in correctly before you connect, since many scammers set up phone numbers one digit off from common help lines and then rely on “fat fingering,” or lazy typing, to bring in victims, Segura said…”

“World War III Has Already Effectively Begun” Nouriel Roubini, Der Spiegel

New Hulu Documentary Recaps Rise of Moral Majority and Downfall of Jerry Falwell Jr. The Roys Report. The lead (!!): “Look, if I would have known that accepting this woman’s invitation to go back to her hotel room would’ve led to a scandal involving the president of the largest Christian university in the world and the president of the United States, I would’ve walked away and just enjoyed my privat