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How long would it take to travel 80 miles in a car travelling 80 miles per hour?
  • Totally. There's a funny story about this question going around the Princeton Advanced Studies center. Some would see the trick, but many would get stuck on trying to add up each portion of the journey.

    And then they took the question to von Neumann. It begins to consider it and our come 15 km. They're elated and say, you must have gotten the trick. "What trick? All I did was add up the geometric sum." And a couple of insanely smart people left dumbfounded at how smart von Neumann was.

    Of course, he could have been pulling their leg.

  • How long would it take to travel 80 miles in a car travelling 80 miles per hour?
  • This one question breaks American brains.

    2 cars approach each other, with 20 km between them. The speed of each car is 10 kmph. At 20 km apart from each, a fly starts traveling from one car towards another at 15 kmph. Once it reaches the other car, it turns back and starts towards the first car. It continues to do this until the cars meet/collide. How much distance does the fly cover in total?
    

    /s

  • UN security council endorses US-backed hostages-for-ceasefire Gaza deal
  • Israel has never offer and has reject multiple permanent cease fires when offered by Hamas. This one offers a "complete ceasefire" and "end to hostilities". There's no reason to believe that Israel would accept this one else the US uses some of its leverage.

  • apnews.com Israeli nationalists march through Palestinian area of Jerusalem, some chanting 'Death to Arabs'

    Thousands of mostly ultranationalist Israelis are taking part in an annual march through a dense Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem’s Old City.

    Israeli nationalists march through Palestinian area of Jerusalem, some chanting 'Death to Arabs'
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    Why Is There an AI Hype? | The Luddite
  • Over the last fifteen years of having read him, I find myself coming back to him to gain clarity of our current situation. At first, I couldn't tell if he was a genius or mad man. I tilt towards genius now.

    Edit ... Isn't that Hunter S. Thompson?

  • Crime
  • Clinton's sexual misconduct extends far beyond Monica Lewinski.

    Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her in 1978; Leslie Millwee accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her in 1980; Paula Jones accused Clinton of exposing himself to her in 1991 as well as sexually harassing her; and Kathleen Willey accused Clinton of groping her without her consent in 1993. The Jones allegations became public in 1994, during Clinton's first term as president, while Willey's and Broaddrick's accusations became public in 1999, toward the end of Clinton's second term. Millwee made her accusations in 2016.

  • Hero
  • I'm very much the same way. Sales people are just give me hints of what not to trust and usually fold under any sustained inquiry about their product. Skilled sales people know when to turn me over to their subject matter expert. We get to geek and I actually learn a thing or two about their product and, often times, the state of the industry.

    One of the things the above post doesn't include are the people who championed her. Between Elliot Barnathan, the cardiologist whose lab she was initially hired into, to David Langer, the resident who was able to get her a job in neurosurgery department, she was lucky enough to have someone who could do the hype while she did her work brilliantly.

    In the publishing world, a great editor can recognize the genius of a writer, give quality feedback, and protect them from the moneyed interests.

    I don't know if I'd call these people hype men, as they were so much more than hype, but they definitely hype the genius of the patronee.

  • [US] I'm hesitating launching my own business because I'd lose health insurance for my family. What are my options?
  • Is it possible for your partner to get a job with health insurance while you get your business up and running? If not, the ACA website, healthcare.gov, is your best option. When filing, you won't declare your income from when you had a job. Try to make your best guess. If needed, claim it to be $0 and then plan on paying it back when you file your taxes using the 1095-A.

    If you don't have an accountant, get one. Talk to them before leaving your job. They know the ins and outs of these things. They should be one of your first trusted advisors. If you don't know how to pick an accountant, read Small Business Cash Flow by Dennis O ' Berry.

  • The Days of the Fuck Up Boots Will Once Again be Upon Us!

    Usually it's Friday night... Sometimes I go out Thursdays though.

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    www.kptv.com Massive fire contained but continues to burn at wood recycling plant in N Portland

    Big plumes of smoke filled the sky in North Portland as a two-alarm fire burned at JOPP Energy off North Lombard Street.

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    www.oregonlive.com Multnomah County DA candidate Nathan Vasquez tells voters man ‘murdered’ 4 women even though he has not been charged

    Nathan Vasquez referred in his statement in the Oregon Secretary of State Voters’ Pamphlet to the case of convicted felon Jesse Lee Calhoun, 39, though he did not identify Calhoun by name.

    Multnomah County DA candidate Nathan Vasquez tells voters man ‘murdered’ 4 women even though he has not been charged
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    www.oregonlive.com Rene Gonzalez, candidate for Portland mayor, pitches more punitive approach to homeless campers

    Gonzalez, a current city commissioner, is floating a measure that would immediately ban homeless camping citywide, should the U.S. Supreme Court and Oregon Legislature do away with current restrictions.

    Rene Gonzalez, candidate for Portland mayor, pitches more punitive approach to homeless campers
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    www.oregonlive.com Is an end in sight for Portland’s long tradition of parent fundraising for their own children’s schools?

    Portland Public Schools parents will no longer be able to raise money to pay to add educators at their own children’s schools, under a proposal that the district’s school board is poised to approve.

    Is an end in sight for Portland’s long tradition of parent fundraising for their own children’s schools?
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    Who are the swing voters in America? | The Economist

    www.economist.com Who are the swing voters in America?

    We interrogated a dataset of 49,000 people to find out

    Who are the swing voters in America?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14210696

    > > The two percentage points of vote share that Mr Trump has gained since 2020 come from three sources. The largest group is people who supported Mr Biden last time, but are now undecided, backing minor candidates or not planning to vote, who outnumber those making the same shift from Mr Trump’s camp. These voters account for 0.9 points of Mr Trump’s two-point improvement. Undecided former Biden voters are slightly younger, more likely to be black or female and less likely to have attended college than repeat Biden voters. > > > > Mr Trump also enjoys an edge among people entering or returning to the major-party electorate. The share who say they did not vote for either him or Mr Biden in 2020 but have now settled on Mr Trump is 3.7%, slightly above the 3.3% who are choosing Mr Biden. This group adds another 0.3 of a point to Mr Trump’s tally. > > > > The final group, swing voters, is the smallest but also the most impactful. Because people who flip between the two major-party candidates both subtract a vote from one side and add one to the other, they matter twice as much as do those who switch between a candidate and not voting at all. Such voters are rare—just 3% of respondents fall into this category—but Mr Trump is winning two-thirds of them. With 2% of participants shifting from Mr Biden to Mr Trump versus just 1% doing the opposite, swing voters contribute a full percentage point to Mr Trump’s two-way vote share. > > ! > > > The most intriguing pattern in YouGov’s data, however, is probably an equally powerful factor that has nothing to do with ideology. Compared with committed partisans, swing voters are vastly more likely to have children aged under 18: 47% of those flipping from Mr Biden to Mr Trump and 40% of those switching the other way are currently raising children, compared with 22% of repeat Biden voters and 19% of consistent Trump ones. And once the effects of race and parenthood are combined, the disparities are striking.

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    Preview Post and Spoilers

    When writing a comment, you can preview it. I didn't see this feature when making a post.

    Also, spoiler markdowns weren't rendering in Boost when I tried using the menu insertion. I've seen other posts and comments with spoilers, so I'm not sure what's happening.

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    Who are the swing voters in America? | The Economist

    www.economist.com Who are the swing voters in America?

    We interrogated a dataset of 49,000 people to find out

    Who are the swing voters in America?

    > The two percentage points of vote share that Mr Trump has gained since 2020 come from three sources. The largest group is people who supported Mr Biden last time, but are now undecided, backing minor candidates or not planning to vote, who outnumber those making the same shift from Mr Trump’s camp. These voters account for 0.9 points of Mr Trump’s two-point improvement. Undecided former Biden voters are slightly younger, more likely to be black or female and less likely to have attended college than repeat Biden voters. > > Mr Trump also enjoys an edge among people entering or returning to the major-party electorate. The share who say they did not vote for either him or Mr Biden in 2020 but have now settled on Mr Trump is 3.7%, slightly above the 3.3% who are choosing Mr Biden. This group adds another 0.3 of a point to Mr Trump’s tally. > > The final group, swing voters, is the smallest but also the most impactful. Because people who flip between the two major-party candidates both subtract a vote from one side and add one to the other, they matter twice as much as do those who switch between a candidate and not voting at all. Such voters are rare—just 3% of respondents fall into this category—but Mr Trump is winning two-thirds of them. With 2% of participants shifting from Mr Biden to Mr Trump versus just 1% doing the opposite, swing voters contribute a full percentage point to Mr Trump’s two-way vote share.

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    > The most intriguing pattern in YouGov’s data, however, is probably an equally powerful factor that has nothing to do with ideology. Compared with committed partisans, swing voters are vastly more likely to have children aged under 18: 47% of those flipping from Mr Biden to Mr Trump and 40% of those switching the other way are currently raising children, compared with 22% of repeat Biden voters and 19% of consistent Trump ones. And once the effects of race and parenthood are combined, the disparities are striking.

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    montavilla.net NE Halsey Lane Reconfiguration Underway

    On April 8th, road painting crews begin work to reconfigure NE Halsey Street between 68th and 81st Avenues. Truck-mounted equipment scrubbed the existing travel lane markings from asphalt while wor…

    NE Halsey Lane Reconfiguration Underway

    This was the most exciting traffic to sit in yesterday. I knew it was coming, but surprising it was already happening. I almost hit a person going westbound coming down from the 84/82nd overpass and into the unlit, blind curve. He left his shopping cart and saved himself. But the next car behind me had to sweep into the opposite lane. Thankfully, no one was on the road.

    Now there'll be a traffic calming circle and crosswalk. Hopefully, they add some street lamps and a flashing light for when people want to cross. !Halsey Street Safety Project

    Fingers crossed that they do something for the 205/84 exchange overpass. That light at 92nd is like people are lining up for a drag race.

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    The 38 Essential Restaurants and Food Carts in Portland | Eater ... Get them angry comments ready!

    pdx.eater.com The 38 Essential Restaurants and Food Carts in Portland

    The city’s most astounding restaurants, food carts, bars, and more

    The 38 Essential Restaurants and Food Carts in Portland

    Wow... So many Eastside joints. Not complaining, but surprised nonetheless. With so many great spots to get a bite, its not surprising if they left something off the list. I was surprised to not see Apizza Scholls. Its been a while since I've been, but I always consider them to be pizza royalty. And then choosing Rose VL over Ha VL is odd to me. But cool. Who do you they left off?

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    usa.streetsblog.org Boondoggle: Oregon Highway Widening Gets 'Reconnecting Communities' Cash — Streetsblog USA

    The US Department of Transportation just awarded $450 million to the $1.9-billion Rose Quarter 1-5 project, which opponents have long called one of America’s most-notorious highway boondoggles.

    Boondoggle: Oregon Highway Widening Gets 'Reconnecting Communities' Cash — Streetsblog USA

    >The highway cap is not the reason this project is so expensive. The real expense comes from doubling the width of the existing highway — something that ODOT has gone to great pains to conceal. The existing roadway is 82 feet wide, and ODOT's plans — which were not revealed publicly, but which we obtained via a public records request — show that the agency plans to nearly double the width of the highway to 160 feet along much of its length. In some places, it will roughly triple it to 240 feet. > >Instead of disclosing the massive highway expansion, though, ODOT instead claims that it is merely adding "one auxiliary lane" in each direction to the existing four-lane freeway, and calling for wide inside and outside shoulders that can be easily be re-striped into travel lanes once the project is built (which can be done without additional environmental review under FHWA regulations, by the way). > >The agency also claims that this widening-by-another-name will result in no increase in road capacity, and that therefore there won't be any additional traffic on I-5. But ODOT's own traffic count data predicts that traffic will grow from about 120,000 today to 142,000 per day in 2045 – a 18-percent increase

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    The polls are suggesting a huge shift in the electorate. Are they right? | Politico

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14025725

    > > It’s a significant reversal from recent history: President Joe Biden is struggling with young voters but performing better than most Democrats with older ones.

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    The polls are suggesting a huge shift in the electorate. Are they right? | Politico

    > It’s a significant reversal from recent history: President Joe Biden is struggling with young voters but performing better than most Democrats with older ones.

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    apnews.com Portland, Oregon, schools and after-school program sued after a 9-year-old girl is allegedly raped

    A young girl and her guardian are suing an Oregon nonprofit organization, Portland Public Schools and Multnomah County for $9 million.

    Portland, Oregon, schools and after-school program sued after a 9-year-old girl is allegedly raped
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    pdx.eater.com Here Are Oregon’s 2024 James Beard Award Finalists

    Chefs behind Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, Kann, and MÄS move forward alongside restaurants and bakeries from the state

    Here Are Oregon’s 2024 James Beard Award Finalists
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    Five Takeaways From the WSJ Swing-State Poll

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13897979

    > > Survey finds a fraying Democratic coalition as Trump gains among young and minority voters > > https://archive.is/vW5Go

    Original poll and archive

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    Five Takeaways From the WSJ Swing-State Poll

    > Survey finds a fraying Democratic coalition as Trump gains among young and minority voters

    https://archive.is/vW5Go

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