City officials in Philadelphia are under attack for their increasing use of an acoustic deterrent—described by a local councilwoman as a “sonic weapon”—to keep the city’s children and young adults away from certain recreational areas at night.
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HOW TO READ BAR CODES
ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY–NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SAYS, TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK!
With many of the food and pet products now coming from China it is best to make sure you read labels at the grocery store, and especially Walmart when buying food products.
Many products no longer show where they were made, and only give where the distributor is located.
It is important to read the bar code to track it’s origin.
GREAT WAY TO “BUY USA & CANADA “ AND NOT FROM CHINA!!
If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan .
Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA”, so they don’t show from which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the barcode – remember if the first 3 digits are:
BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.
There was no mention of Bitcoin in Facebook’s announcement about Libra, the company’s forthcoming digital currency, or the white paper explaining how it will work. However, it was cited in the accompanying technical documents as both a reference point and an example of what Libra will not be.
At the recent Mobile World Congress, 5G was all the rage. The Economist described the next generation of mobile networks as something that will “offer users no less than the perception of infinite capacity.” The rollout of 5G is expected to enable and widely disseminate technologies, such as: the Internet of Things, self-driving cars, autonomous drones, and Star Wars-inspired hologram phones. What was considered science-fiction just a decade ago is currently being prototyped, tested, and piloted. A $1 billion investment in a New Mexico “ghost town”speaks for itself. And, as we enter the era of 5G, the formerly futuristic gadgets might just become commonplace.
Land grab Governments may be big backers of the blockchain
An anti-establishment technology faces an ironic turn of fortune
IN THE hills overlooking Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, sits a nondescript building housing rows of humming computer servers. The data centre, operated by the BitFury Group, a technology company, was built to “mine” (cryptographically generate) bitcoin, the digital currency. But now it also uses the technology underlying bitcoin, called the “blockchain”, to help secure Georgian government records. Experts are eyeing the experiment for proof of whether blockchain technology could alter the infrastructure of government everywhere.
While the blockchain originally sought a foothold in financial services, and digital currencies attracted early attention from investors, now interest in using the technology in the public sector is growing. Brian Forde, a blockchain expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argues that governments will drive its adoption—an ironic twist for something that began as a libertarian counter model to centralised authority. Backers say it can be used for land registries, identity-management systems, health-care records and even elections.
Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities
Imagine you were working in development and poverty reduction in the early 1990s (I was!). Only one website existed in all the world in August 1991 (today there are over 1.5 billion). Mobile phones were expensive, rare, and clunky. Very few would anticipate a situation in which India would have more mobile phones than toilets.
From: Deborah Tavares
Susan Gorin, First District David Rabbitt, Second District Shirlee Zane, Third District James Gore, Fourth District Lynda Hopkins, Fifth District
Thursday, June 13, 2019
SONOMA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
575 ADMINISTRATION DRIVE, ROOM 102A SANTA ROSA, CA 95403
Sheryl Bratton, County Administrator Bruce Goldstein, County Counsel
Board of Supervisors Chambers 575 Administration Drive 102A
These meetings are DELPHI Meetings whereby the agendas and plans have already been approved.
5. Russian River Total Maximum Daily Load Action Plan Comments 2019-0986
Authorize the Chair to sign and submit comments approved by the On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Ad Hoc to the Regional Water Quality Control Board related to the 2019 Draft Staff Report and Draft Action Plan for the Russian River Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) by the June 24, 2019 deadline.
Department or Agency Name(s): County Administrator and Permit and Resource Management
Globots and telemigrants: The new language of the future of work
Globotics. Telemigrants. White-collar robots. To describe the future of work, Richard Baldwin is developing a new lexicon.