Here are 5 more things you should know.
01. TEDx is not the same as TED
TEDx is produced independently of TED and talks can be given by anyone, regardless of their education or experience. TEDx is significant brand dilution and confusion, a lesson for other organizations to draw from. Many quacks and charlatans have peddled their wares on TEDx, seeing it as a low-budget platform to get attention.
02. Starting December 1st any salaried employee making below $47.5k a year…
Will be required compensation for overtime in USA. Just a few months heads up. Talk to your boss about it, make other workers aware and make sure you’re getting paid what you earn, since it’s going to be required by federal law.
03. How deletion works on a computer and smartphones
Content can still be pulled from your phone even when it’s deleted. Any file you have on your computer is assigned some space on the hard drive. When you delete that file using the recycle bin, all you’re doing is telling the computer: “OK, you can use that space for something else now if you’d like.” But the computer isn’t actually going to do that until you have new files that it decides to put there. In short, nothing is ever really “deleted”, it just gets eventually overwritten with something new. So if there’s nothing new, the old file is still there.
If you want to actually delete something, what you need to do is (a) tell the computer it can use that space on the HDD and then (b) tell the computer to use that space on the HDD for something else so it gets overwritten. There are lots of programs to do this, and even built in tools in your OS (at least for the desktop OSes). Here’s a wikihow article that’ll give you some places to start. These programs overwrite the file you want to delete with random 1s and 0s, and tell the computer that space is still free.
04. If you decide to help a turtle cross the road…
Always move her in the direction she was heading, even if it’s away from the water. She is likely laying eggs, and will go back the same way, making it more likely to get run over, and making her journey more taxing than necessary. Also, most common tortoises/turtles (think the common box turtle) can’t swim very well. So by putting them in water you may just kill them.
There are 3 kinds of testudines in the US; turtles, terrapins, and tortoises. Turtles (those with flat bodies) are aquatic and can swim very well. Tortoises (with dome-shaped bodies) are land animals and don’t swim well. Terrapins are swamp and coastal animals. They swim.
05. Nikola Tesla’s 3 Best Productivity Tricks
- Take time to really think before building
- Take a walk
- Work through problems with a bit of solitude