Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Private equity should share more wealth with workers, says US pension giant

Private equity should share more wealth with workers, says US pension giant FT. CalSTRS.

Lobbyists and industry groups ramped up payments to the major political parties by more than 500 per cent over two decades. 


America’s poorer counties are new investment boomtowns: study Axios


AI won’t take our jobs and it might even save the middle class The Register

The mediating effect of the need for cognition between aesthetic experiences and aesthetic competence in art Nature. “The findings indicate that individuals reporting intense aesthetic experiences have a higher aesthetic competence if this relationship is mediated by a high need for cognitive effort.”

Write, Rinse, Repeat: Text and Context in Derrida’s SEC and in Literary Studies Nonsite.org

The Truelove: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Reaching Beyond Our Limiting Beliefs About the Love We Deserve The Marginalian

LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 11, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: How to detect poisoned data in machine learning datasets; Using Google Search to Find Software Can Be Risky; UnitedHealth uses AI model with 90% error rate to deny care, lawsuit alleges; and How U.S. health care providers deal with hundreds of data breaches every year.

How to Make Calls and Texts From Your Smartphone Without Cell Service

  • Use Google Voice to make calls and send texts using only Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for a cellphone carrier.
  • Android’s Wi-Fi Assistant feature and Wi-Fi hotspots can make it easier to always have access to Wi-Fi.
  • Google Voice is not the only option; other apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp can also be used for calls and texts.

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, and carriers know it—so they charge a lot of money for something they know you need. But what if I told you that you could use your phone, including calls and texts, with nothing but Wi-Fi? This definitely comes with some caveats, but if you’re looking to ditch your cellphone bill altogether (or you never had one to begin with), you can still make calls and texts on your smartphone…”