Monday, November 07, 2022

New Advisors: Business Name Generator

The government has postponed for six months a requirement for financial advisers to register with ASIC. The new registration requirement is separate to the existing requirement for an AFS licensee to appoint a financial adviser that they authorise to ASIC’s Financial Adviser Register.

The law required that all financial advisers who provide personal advice to retail clients be registered by 1 January 2023, which has now been pushed back six months to 1 July 2023.

The change was part of the Better Advice Bill, in line with recommendation 2.10 of the Hayne Royal Commission.

New adviser registration requirement delayed

Aussie real estate agency Harcourts reveals names, addresses possibly compromised in cyber attack

Yr Handy 2 Min Explainer On How The Fk Almost 1/3 Of Big Aus Companies Paid No Tax In 2020/21

analysis:At Foodbank, a Melbourne mother's query about yoghurt raises some very difficult questions about inequality in Australia

Business Name Generator – “generate a short, brandable business name using artificial intelligence. For new businesses, naming options can seem quite limited. Short domains are very expensive, yet longer multi-word names don’t inspire confidence. In 2022 many startups are choosing a short, branded name – a name that’s unique, memorable and affordable…”

THE BIG KERPLOP:  Whew! 23-ton Chinese rocket debris falls to Earth over Pacific Ocean.

Fortune 500 Companies Have Given Millions to Election Deniers Since Jan.

Pro Publica – “In the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, more than 100 major companies pledged to suspend political giving to the members of Congress who voted to invalidate Joe Biden’s presidential victory. Since then, many have resumed funding this group of lawmakers, often with little to no explanation. ProPublica wanted to gauge corporate America’s continued support for these officials by tallying donations from a recognizable group: companies in the Fortune 500, whose political arms have sent these lawmakers nearly $13.2 million during the 2021-2022 election cycle. Drill down to see each company’s top beneficiaries and individual contributions and how long companies kept their promises…”

Truth Cops: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation Intercept 

How Google’s Ad Business Funds Disinformation Around the World Propublica 

How to download a backup copy of your Twitter data (or deactivate your account) - Ars Technica: “Big changes are underway at Twitter as we speak—including new leadership—and some people are nervousabout what the future might bring for the social network. Things may end up completely fine, but even in tranquil times, it’s good to know how to get a copy of your Twitter data for local safekeeping—or to deactivate your Twitter account if you choose. This puts control of your data in your hands Before we start, it’s important to know that the process of getting a copy of your Twitter data can take 24 hours or more. Twitter does this both for safety reasons and ostensibly to give its servers time to gather the detailed data it will send you. Also, you’ll need an email address or mobile phone number registered to your Twitter account so the site can send you a special confirmation code to complete the process. Once you have the data, you’ll get a local copy of all of your tweets that you can store indefinitely without needing to log in to Twitter…”

See also Ars Technica: “Report: Musk names himself Twitter CEO and intends to reverse Trump ban. Musk previously called the Trump ban “morally wrong and flat-out stupid.”

Flowing Data, Nathan Yau: “Feelings at Work – We spend a lot of time working. It seems worth thinking about how we feel during all those hours. Work is one part of our lives, but it occupies a big chunk, which warrants thinking about how we feel while we work. If your job makes you sad or stressed all the time, then maybe it’s worth thinking about a move. On the other hand, if your job makes you happy and helps you find meaning in the day-to-day, then you might be on the right track. Are people happy at work? The American Time Use Survey asks people to score their happiness from 0 to 6, where 0 is not happy at all and 6 is very happy. Here’s how people answered…” [The data, via IPUMS, comes from the American Time Use Survey well-being module, which ran in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2021. I analyzed the data in R and made the charts with D3.js.

Visualizing Emotions at Work Flowing Data, Nathan Yau

Could AI help you to write your next paper? Nature

Are Gas Stoves the New Cigarettes? New Republic