Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

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Q.I. (

The BBC comedy / information show is only available for streaming in the US on Tubi. And, more infuriatingly, it apparently only works in browser. I got errors when I tried it in the Android app and on Roku. I've contacted customer support, but who knows.

I would love to see this show made in the US, though I suspect the reason it hasn't been is that the US doesn't have the panel show appreciation. Maybe, one day.

12/6/2022 6:47 am | |
Tags: television, bbc, streaming, tubi

GE bought out the ad space in the printed NYT today to educate folks about GE's three-way split (

The New York Times on Tuesday unveiled a unique version of its weekday print paper featuring more than two dozen ads from just one advertiser — General Electric.

Why it matters: It's the first time in the paper's 171-year history that any advertiser has gotten to own all of The Times' print real estate exclusively — in addition to most of its premier digital advertising real estate.

The seven-figure campaign centers on GE's core message of focus, as it begins a plan to split into three publicly-traded companies: GE HealthCare, GE Aerospace and GE Vernova (energy).

12/6/2022 10:32 am | |
Tags: business, news

This flu season is going to be rough (

Following up on the story yesterday about the flu, has an article looking at the CDC's data around the flu.

This flu season's ferocious start has given way to record-shattering levels of transmission — and massive strains on the American health system.

In the week ending November 26, more than 34,000 positive flu tests were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from labs around the US, as shown in the orange line on the chart below. That's more positive flu tests than have been reported in any single week during any flu season on record, going back as far as 1997.

12/6/2022 12:39 pm | |
Tags: disease, flu season

NYC Jury Finds Trump Orgs Guilty on All Counts (

The Trump Organization's two affiliate companies on trial in New York City were found guilty of all nine counts of tax fraud and related crimes on Monday, as jurors ended a long trial with a swift verdict against the former American president's corporate empire.

The Manhattan jury concluded that former President Donald Trump's eponymous companies dodged taxes by playing accounting games: showering their executives with benefits, reducing their official salary, and paying them at times as if they were "independent contractors."

This trial is not to be confused with the half dozen other legal challenges currently targeting the former president. Trump is facing a quickly developing Department of Justice criminal investigation into the way he tried to cling to power in 2020 by lying to the American public about supposed voting fraud and inciting an attack on Congress, plus a probe into the way he kept classified documents at his Palm Beach mansion-club. He's also the target of a local Georgia criminal investigation into his attempts to intimidate an elections official there into flipping that election's results.

This trial is also separate from the civil case brought on by the New York Attorney General, who is trying to shut down the company and seize its assets over the way it regularly lied about its real estate portfolio—making up non-existent building space and inflating values to obtain better bank loans or maximize tax-write offs on donated land.

12/6/2022 1:10 pm | |
Tags: news, donald trump, new york city, new york, us justice

Starting January 1st, all job listings in the state of Washington to include salary ranges (

12/6/2022 1:23 pm | |
Tags: worker rights, employment law, washington state

Mastodon Favs for December, 6th 2022

12/6/2022 10:45 pm | |
Tags: mastodon, social media, automated

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