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11.02.2017

“I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.” 
Albert Camus




 
Papa John's Blames the NFL for Hurting Pizza Sales  Papa John’s International Inc. founder John Schnatter is going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying weak handling of the league’s national-anthem controversy has hammered sales of his pizza. - Bloomberg

Astros thrash Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7 to claim franchise’s first World Series title  In a definitive and thorough 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the American League champion Astros broke a taut, nine-day stalemate with the National League champs, in a series full of intrigue and drama, and validated the organization’s long teardown and rebuild that for a long while made them an industry laughingstock. - Washington Post

Bill Ackman has ended his disastrous short bet against Herbalife  The activist investor William Ackman, who placed a $1 billion bet in 2012 that Herbalife stock price would tumble to zero, on Wednesday said his firm had capped losses by recently closing out its short position in the nutrition and supplements company. - Business Insider

L.A. considers hiring homeless people to clean up litter on the streets According to a City Council motion LA, daily litter maintenance may be outsourced to social justice organizations that could recruit and hire homeless people to clean up trash, similar to a graffiti abatement program in which entry-level services are outsourced to contractors who hire transitional workers. - LA Times

Pakistani bride kills 17 people with poison milk in effort to escape arranged marriage  According to Pakistani authorities, Aasia Bibi, the 21-year-old woman, tried to slip poison into her new husband’s milk and inadvertently killed 17 of his family members in the process. - Washington Post

The CIA released a copy of everything from Osama bin Laden’s compound computers  A couple of years after releasing the first cache of books and articles found in Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011, the US government has followed up with a massive collection of computer files — including viral YouTube videos, anime, and the September 11th conspiracy documentary Loose Change. - The Verge

Another day, another milestone. Bitcoin climbed past $7,000   Spot pricing for bitcoin climbed as much as 7.1 percent to a high of $7,045.46 before pulling back slightly to $6,977.40 at 9:27 a.m. in London. The cryptocurrency is up as much as 640 percent this year and is now worth more than $100 billion. - Bloomberg

An Amazon coin? Amazon.com registers cryptocurrency domain names  Amazon.com registered three domain names yesterday related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies: amazoncryptocurrencies.com, amazoncryptocurrency.com and amazonethereum.com. suggesting that Amazon is getting ready to do something on the Ethereum blockchain or release its own cryptocurrency. - Domain Wire
 
 9 Different To-Do List Methods to Help You Finally Get Organized. 
The earth is round, good puppers are better than cats, and successful people write to-do lists, most likely on a strict schedule (like, say, every Sunday night). It's just one of those facts of life.  So here are 9 methods to best suit your style of organization. Oh, and we recommend the apps Wunderlist and Things. They're both super simple, sync across desktop, tablet, and cellular phone, and have intuitive user interfaces. That's not an #ad, just some products we love. 
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