Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Legally your employer cannot ask you to refrain from discussing your wage with your coworkers.
Also, they cannot fire, threaten to fire, or punish you in any way for doing so. There are laws in place under the National Labor Relations Act to protect employees from this kind of thing.
2. A Russian student created sci-hub, a website that has made over 62 million scientific journal articles available online, for free, since 2011.
Wikipedia keeps track of the current URL to her site.
It seems to be a tragedy that scientific knowledge is locked up, inaccessible to most.
The creator and supporters and contributors of this site have undone that.
Today too many people rely on terrible blog spam quality articles that don’t even reference original sources. Hopefully, sites like sci hub increase usage of original sources or well cited secondary material.
3. If you have Windows 10, it comes with a Linux Ubuntu Subsystem to natively run Linux applications.
This is not just a shell, this is an entire subsystem. You can even install an X server (GUI Windowing System).
Open “Change or Remove a Program” and click on “Turn Windows features on or off” where you will find it listed.
4. You can mute the gas pump noise / talking.
The right side of the screen, it’s usually the 2nd or 3rd button down.
5. Be My Eyes, an app that allows blind and vision impaired folks to get assistance with everyday tasks on demand via live video chat from sighted volunteers around the world.
Basically, you sign up as either blind/visually impaired or sighted. The former can hit a button, which then prompts a sighted user who answers to establish a live video feed where they can then assist. Some of their examples of the apps’ use include helping someone identify the expiration date on their milk or get their bearings in an unfamiliar place. It’s been referred to as “micro-volunteering.”