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11.29.2017

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
-Mr. Rogers




 
NBC Fires Matt Lauer Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations  NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor Matt Lauer over sexual harassment allegations, the network’s president for news said in a memo to staff on Wednesday. - New York Times

North Korea says new ICBM puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons  North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday that put the entire U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons. - Reuters

New rooftop solar hydropanels harvest drinking water and energy at the same time  Called SOURCE, the panels can be installed atop any building just like a standard photovoltaic, but instead of just harvesting solar energy, it uses the sun’s rays to pull water from the air. Indeed, each panel has the potential to draw up to 2.64 gallons of water per day. - Inhabitat

Microsoft unveils plans for a new modern headquarters  Microsoft is planning to overhaul its 500-acre campus in Redmond, Washington. The software giant will start a multi-year project next fall to create 18 new buildings, alongside new public spaces, transportation investments, and sports fields. - The Verge

South Korea and Japan's leaders agree to 'no longer tolerate North Korea's threats to security'  South Korea's President Moon Jae In and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Wednesday that the two nations could "no longer tolerate" the nuclear and missile provocations from North Korea. - Business Insider

Uber Ex-Employee Alleges Covert Tactics to Steal Rivals’ Secrets  Uber Technologies Inc. had a team dedicated to stealing trade secrets and helped employees dodge regulators’ scrutiny, according to allegations from a former employee that are generating the latest in a string of controversies to beset the ride-hailing firm. - Wall Street Journal

Where bitcoin goes next after hitting $10,000  Bitcoin passed $10,000 for the first time early this morning and it’s already getting close to the $11,000 mark, trading as high as $10,800 today. This year has seen the emergence of a cottage industry of predictors, prognosticators, and forecasters who have a view on bitcoin’s price. Here’s where they stand: - Quartz

Nestle, Cuba lay first stone for $55 million coffee and biscuit factory  Cuba and Swiss firm Nestle on Tuesday laid the first stone of a $55 million coffee and biscuits factory joint venture in the Mariel special development zone, the latest major foreign investment in the Communist-run island. - Reuters
 
 You Can Now Move to The Middle of Nowhere For Cheap With These Tiny (Or Not So Tiny) Prefab Homes
They don't require heavy machinery, and there are different configurations that can sleep anywhere from 2-24 people. They start at $20,000. If these are legit, we foresee the land market within 2 hours of any major city getting a little bit hotter. Imagine having a couple of acres and a house like that for $100k? We're looking into it.
 The Baltimore Cops Studying Plato & James Baldwin
Training programs help officers brush up on policing techniques and best practices. But in one instructor’s course, they study literature, history, and philosophy instead.
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