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11.07.2017

“Try your hardest to combat atrophy and routine. To question The Obvious and the given is an essential element of the maxim 'de omnius dubitandum' [All is to be doubted.]” 
Christopher Hitchens




 
Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser Capabilities  Under a $26.3M contract from the Air Force Research Lab, Lockheed Martin will develop and produce high-energy fiber laser weapons for tactical fighter aircraft, with plans to test the technology by 2021. - Seeking Alpha

New Salesforce And Google Partnership Shakes Up The Cloud Race  Marc Benioff and Salesforce are partnering with Google in one of cloud computing’s highest profile alliances yet — one that could send aftershocks through the business software market. - Forbes

Saudis accuse Iran of 'direct aggression' over Yemen missile  This "may be considered an act of war", state media quoted the prince as telling UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in a telephone conversation. On Saturday, a ballistic missile was intercepted near the Saudi capital. - BBC

Wall Street used to have very high expectations for Snap. Not anymore.  Wall Street has been lowering the bar for Snap over the past six months. On Tuesday, we’ll find out if Snap can jump over it. The messaging and media company is set to report Q3 earnings on Tuesday, its third earnings report since going public in early March. The first two did not go well. - Recode

iPhone users fume over letter 'i' bug  Some iPhone users have been left frustrated after an update to the iOS operating system started inexplicably auto-correcting the letter "i" to a capital "a" and a question mark. - BBC

Tax Plan Seen Boosting U.S. Growth a Bit While Denting Housing  Three-quarters of 33 economists responding from Friday to Monday expect Congress to pass a version of the House tax bill announced last week. Of those expecting passage, all 22 responding predicted some boost from the $1.5 trillion, 10-year proposal, with gains ranging from 0.05 to 0.9 percentage point and a median of 0.28 point. - Bloomberg

Uber, rival apps join forces in Brazil to stem tide of regulation   Uber has formed an unprecedented alliance in Brazil with other ride-hailing services, including its main local rival 99, to win public support to block regulation threatening the way they do business in a booming market. - Reuters

Big Brother isn't just watching: workplace surveillance can track your every move  How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren’t slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every 10 minutes through their webcam. - The Guardian
 
~Moderation~
 Relax, You Don't Need to 'Eat Clean'
Everything needs to be balanced, because an imbalance either way, i.e., ONLY EAT CLEAN, or the opposite, can both lead to terrible health.  Some great points here to keep the clean eating cult in check. 
 This is How Many Minutes of Break You Need Each Day 
Differing the lengths of concentrated work balanced with short breaks can have different effects on your overall output. And, how you use your break is as important as how often you take one. 
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