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Open Office Plans Are Bad

 

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A cubicle-free workplace without private offices is supposed to force employees to collaborate however  it does not

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Canada’s Natural Chlorine less Swimming Pool

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The city of Edmonton opened Canada’s first all-natural pool, without any chlorine, this month. Costing CAD 14.4 million to construct, the Borden Natural Swimming Pool uses plankton, a filtration system and aquatic plants to remove contaminants from the water. Natural pools are said to offer a ‘cleaner’ experience, which means that swimmers won’t feel the effects of chlorine (like itchy eyes), and be more energy efficient than a regular pool. In order to prevent pathogens from forming, the Borden pool will be colder than most (23 degrees Celsius versus the common 28–29). Swimmers cannot wear cotton, which can harm the aquatic plants, and must use phosphate-free sunscreen.

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Hidden Smart Phone Codes

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Android codes

Function Code
Info/Test menu (opens a menu where you can get detailed information about your phone, data usage statistics, and more) *#*#4636#*#*
Analog and backlight test *#*#0842#*#*
Display IMEI number (The IMEI, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, is a unique identification number for every phone, which can be useful in case your phone goes missing) *#06#
LCD Display test *#*#0*#*#*
Display camera info *#*#34971539#*#*
Completely wipe phone and reinstall firmware *2767*3855#
Display MAC address *#*#232338#*#*
Display Bluetooth address *#*#232337#*#
Field test (allows you to precisely gauge the strength of signals your phone is receiving, in case you are curious or want to install a signal boosting system) *#*#7262626#*#*
Quick GPS Test *#*#1472365#*#*

iPhone codes

Function Code
Field test mode (provides info about cell signal, including more precise reception reading) *3001#12345#
Check call forwarding number (you can designate another number to redirect calls to when your phone is busy) *#67#
IMEI number *#06#
Enable call waiting *43#
Disable call waiting #43#
Enhanced full rate (EFR) mode — This mode improves reception at the cost of battery life *3370#
Anonymous call (Your number won’t show up on the receiver’s caller ID) Input *67 before you enter a phone number

 

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FDA Cracking Down On Use Of The Word “Milk”

 

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FDA head says current products don’t meet labeling standards

The US Food and Drug Administration seems expressed concern on nondairy milk-alternative products that use the term “milk” in their marketing and labeling—like popular soy and almond milk products.

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday that the FDA will soon issue a new guidance on the use of the term. But he added that products aren’t abiding by FDA policies as they stand now. He referenced a so-called “standard of identity” policy that regulates how milk is defined and should be identified. he said   “almond doesn’t lactate”, and the agency will soon tap the public for comments on the terminology and hopes to wring out a new policy within a year. In 2015, the agency cracked down on the labeling of an egg-less mayonnaise-like product called Just Mayo. 

Senators Say “Smart TV’s Are Invading Privacy

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Two Democratic US senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate privacy problems related to Internet-connected televisions.

“Many Internet-connected smart TVs are equipped with sophisticated technologies that can track the content users are watching and then use that information to tailor and deliver targeted advertisements to consumers,” Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote in a letter yesterday to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons.

It would be up to Congress to pass new laws for smart TVs. But the FTC can punish companies for unfair and deceptive business practices. Action was taken against smart TV manufacturer Vizio last year.

 

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