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Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway increases AAPL holdings, dumps over 90% of its IBM shares

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Over the past few years, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has turned from an Apple skeptic to rather bullish on the company. CNBC reports that Berkshire Hathaway has again increased its stake in AAPL shares, this time at the cost of IBM…

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Comment: The FBI’s warning against Huawei smartphones is kind of ironic …

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The heads of the FBI, CIA, NSA and three other US intelligence agencies have warned Americans not to buy Huawei smartphones, or indeed any other Huawei products and services.

The reason is somewhat ironic in view of the agency’s battle with Apple …

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Ha!
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Apple employees are reportedly walking into walls at the company’s fancy new glass office

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 People in glass offices should probably watch where they’re going. Collisions have been one very clear downside of Apple’s $427 million spaceship office in Cupertino, according to a story out of Bloomberg. The “people familiar with the incidents” won’t say how widespread a phenomenon all of this is, but there’s a definite potential downside to glass walls in… Read More




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What is up with this... just visited our new “model floor” a couple days ago and all the glass has blue painters tape on it... they had to rush order frosting for everything since people kept waking into it. Stop looking at your phones while walking!
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L.L. Bean just got sued by an angry customer for ditching its amazing returns policy

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Last week, I wrote about how had L.L. Bean abandoned its decades old “100% satisfaction guarantee” return policy, which allowed customers to return any product without a receipt, no matter how long ago it was purchased. This policy change was met with acceptance by some brand loyalists. But others were mad. How mad? Well, one customer just …

Last week, I wrote about how had L.L. Bean abandoned its decades old “100% satisfaction guarantee” return policy, which allowed customers to return any product without a receipt, no matter how long ago it was purchased. This policy change was met with acceptance by some brand loyalists. But others were mad. How mad? Well, one customer just sued L.L. Bean, Bloomberg reports.

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The Key To Raising A Happy Child

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Many classrooms today explore the idea that children learn best through firsthand exploration — choosing their own assignments and working at their own pace.

A new book warns parents: Stop micromanaging your kids. Think of yourself less as their boss, and more like a consultant.

(Image credit: Chris Kindred for NPR)

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Good stuff. Completely agree with the philosophy, now to force myself to live it (at least consistently). :-)
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Automation Isn’t About Building a Button to Press

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This is a guest blog post by Carl Buchmann, Managing Solution Consultant at TeraMach. Carl attended the Building Network Automation Solutions online course in 2017.

There is one thing I regret not doing sooner during my automation journey, and that is adopting Git and a proper IDE/text editor that has built-in source control management. I personally use Microsoft Visual Studio Code, as it has Git built in and has many great extensions to validate code syntax.

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