Snap’s exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface

Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following an internal investigation late last year that had led to the firing of its global security head.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap fired global security head Francis Racioppi late last year after an investigation uncovered that he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an outside contractor he had hired. After the relationship ended, Racioppi terminated the woman’s contract, the report says.

Racioppi denied any wrongdoing in a comment to the Journal. A report from Cheddar also adds that one of Racioppi’s assistants was fired for aiding in an attempt to cover up the scandal.

The investigation’s findings reportedly contributed to CEO Evan Spiegel asking the company’s HR head Jason Halbert to step down. Halbert announced his plans to leave the company this week.

While today’s news pins two high-profile executive departures to [...]  read more

In pensione a 54 anni: quando è possibile e con quali misure

Buonasera, mio marito ha 54 anni e 5 mesi, ha iniziato a lavorare a 13 anni, tutti i contributi pagati, ha sempre fatto il lattoniere in carrozzeria, quando potrebbe andare in pensione? Grazie!!! Avendo iniziato a lavorare a 13 anni suo marito ha già
by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #thisisnews

Wikipedia article of the day for January 19, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

The Wikipedia article of the day for January 19, 2019 is Thomasomys ucucha.
Thomasomys ucucha is a rodent in the family Cricetidae. Found only in the Cordillera Oriental mountain range of Ecuador (map shown), it is known from forests and grasslands from 3,380 to 3,720 meters (11,090 to 12,200 ft) above sea level. It may share its habitat with seven other species of Thomasomys. First collected in 1903 and formally described as a new species in 2003, T. ucucha most closely resembles the woodland Oldfield mouse, which occurs further to the north. Medium-sized, dark-furred, and long-tailed, T. ucucha can be distinguished from other species of Thomasomys by its large, broad, procumbent upper incisors. Head-and-body length is 94 to 119 mm (3.7 to 4.7 in), and body mass is 24 to 46 grams (0.85 to 1.62 oz). The front part of the skull is flat, short, and broad. The incisive foramina, openings at the front of the palate, [...]  read more

AMD Radeon VII release date, news and features

The whole computing world has been waiting with bated breath for AMD’s high-end graphics card – and it’s finally here. Although it’s not the Vega II launch that seemed all but certain, the Radeon VII looks like a stunner that may even beat the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080.

Featuring a whopping 16GB of video memory and a high boost clock of 1,800MHz, this looks like a very exciting graphics card from Team Red. Hang with us for a bit as we tell you everything you need to know about the AMD Radeon VII.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? AMD’s latest high-end graphics card
  • When is it out? February 7, 2019 
  • What will it cost? $699 (about £550, AU$980)

AMD Radeon VII

AMD Radeon VII release date

While we don’t report on production numbers externally,” the statement reads, “we will have products available via AIB partners and at launch of Feb. 7, and we expect Radeon VII supply to meet demand from gamers.
AMD to Overclock3D

AMD held a grand spectacle of a keynote at CES 2019, and its headlining announcement was that the Radeon VII will launch on February 7th.

While we would like to see the release of the AMD Radeon VII be as clean cut as that, there’s been [...]  read more

Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt

If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your ancestors hang out on the Iberian peninsula? What version of your particular family lore does the science support?

Most people who participate in mail-order DNA testing don’t think to question the science behind the results — it’s science after all. But because DNA testing companies lack aggressive oversight and play their algorithms close to the chest, the gems of genealogical insight users hope to glean can be more impressionistic than most of these companies let on.

To that point, Charlsie Agro, host of CBC’s Marketplace, and her twin sister sent for DNA test kits from five companies: 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA and Living DNA.

As CBC reports, “Despite having virtually identical DNA, the twins did not receive matching results from any of the companies.” That bit [...]  read more

Tesla Lays Off 3,000 Workers in Cost-Cutting Effort

In an open letter to Tesla staff today, CEO Elon Musk announced the automaker is laying off 7 percent of its full-time work force, more than 3,000 people. It’s an effort, Musk wrote, to streamline the company and prepare it for tough times ahead.

It can also seem surprising, given Tesla’s blockbuster, profitable finish to last year. In 2018, Tesla also sold nearly as many cars as it had in its entire existence. The Model 3 sedan became the best selling luxury vehicle of the year, handily beating even the SUVs that giants like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Lexus build to suit American tastes.

That recent success, though, threatens to hide the fact that Tesla is still a young entrant in a brutally difficult industry. As much as the Silicon Valley native is disrupting transport with zero emission vehicles and big promises around self-driving, its core business is building and selling cars. [...]  read more

Spese pazze al Pirellone: il tribunale di Milano condanna Romeo (capogruppo Lega al Senato), Minetti e Renzo Bossi

Il Tribunale di Milano ha condannato a due anni e sei mesi Renzo Bossi, figlio di Umberto Bossi detto il Trota, e a un anno e 8 mesi l’ex igienista dentale di Silvio Berlusconi Nicole Minetti, tra i 57 imputati al processo sulla cosiddetta ‘Rimborsopoli’ al Pirellone, tutti ex consiglieri ed ex assessori in Regione Lombardia tranne uno. E’ l’inchiesta conosciuta come ‘Rimborsopoli‘ o anche delle ‘spese pazze del Pirellone’. Il tribunale ha anche condannato a un anno e 8 mesi Massimiliano Romeo, attuale capogruppo della Lega in Senato: a lui la procura ha contestato presunte spese indebite (molti pranzi e cene) spalmate nell’arco di 4 anni per quasi 30mila euro e a un anno e 6 mesi Angelo Ciocca, attualmente eurodeputato [...]  read more