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- Drug overdose now the leading cause of death for people under 50.
- 64,000 deaths from drug overdose in 2016.
- As of 2016 more than 289 million prescriptions were written for opioid drugs per year.
- Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain reducing properties of opium. They include both legal painkillers like morphine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone prescribed by doctors for acute or chronic pain, as well as illegal drugs like heroin or illicitly made fentanyl.
- US consumes 80% of the world’s supply of opioid drugs
- Opioid epidemic costs the nation about $500 billion a year in costs for medical care, law enforcement, and lost productivity. Equivalent to 2.8% of GDP.
- President Trump has pledged to donate his third-quarter salary to fight the opioid crisis.
- "America is awash in opioids; urgent action is critical." - CDC director Thomas Frieden

Links:
Opioid epidemic - Wikipedia
America's opioid epidemic - CNN

Articles:
Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever
Opioid Crisis Fast Facts
America's Opioid Crisis: A Nation Hooked
Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis
Trump is donating his salary to fight the opioid crisis. Here’s what it could buy
The truth about the US ‘opioid crisis’ – prescriptions aren’t the problem
Why is Opiate Addiction So Hard to Treat?

Papers:
President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Recovery:
Facing Addiction
Addictions and Recovery
American Addiction Centers
5 Tips for Family and Friends of Opiate Addicts

Posted: 2017-12-09 21:23:38

Features of Kotlin
- Developed and supported by JetBrains
- Officially supported for Android development
- Very similar to Swift, relatively easy to switch between the two languages
- Can compile to Javascript and machine code, in addition to Java bytecode
- 100% interoperable with Java
- Interactive shell

Kotlin
Kotlinlang.org
Wikipedia

Reference
Kotlin reference

Learning
Kotlin.guide
Getting started with Kotlin

Interactive
Try Kotlin

Kotlin and Android
Android Kotlin
Kotlin Resources

Kotlin vs Java
Comparison with Java

Kotlin vs Swift
Swift is like Kotlin
Moving towards a universal language

Links
Kotlin.link


Posted: 2017-11-07 13:53:45

Released Spanish Hymn Lyrics for Android

Himnos Letras

Posted: 2017-11-02 21:33:50

Since 1950, the percentage of men in the civilian workforce has been steadily declining. In 1950, it was over 85%. Now, it's under 70%. Meanwhile, the percentage of women working has steadily increased from from under 35% in 1950 to now over 55%. Total labor participation rate is 63%, which is the lowest since 1978.













Links:
12 Stats About Working Women
Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: Men
Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate: Women
Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate

Posted: 2017-09-16 10:22:27

"Psychological safety is built on mutual respect and acceptance, but unfortunately our culture of shaming and misrepresentation is disrespectful and unaccepting of anyone outside its echo chamber. Despite what the public response seems to have been, I've gotten many personal messages from fellow Googlers expressing their gratitude for bringing up these very important issues which they agree with but would never have the courage to say or defend because of our shaming culture and the possibility of being fired. This needs to change." - James Damore

What happened after James Damore wrote this in a Google internal memo? ... He got fired.

What were the controversial statements that James said?

"Google’s left bias has created a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold
by shaming dissenters into silence."

"The distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership."

"We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism."

"Philosophically, I don't think we should do arbitrary social engineering of tech just to make it appealing to equal portions of both men and women."

"Google has created several discriminatory practices: Programs, mentoring, and classes only for people with a certain gender or race, a high priority queue and special treatment for “diversity” candidates"

"Google’s left leaning makes us blind to this bias and uncritical of its results, which we’re using to justify highly politicized programs."

"Nearly every difference between men and women is interpreted as a form of women’s oppression."

"While Google hasn’t harbored the violent leftist protests that we’re seeing at universities, the frequent shaming in TGIF and in our culture has created the same silent, psychologically unsafe environment."

"My larger point is that we have an intolerance for ideas and evidence that
don’t fit a certain ideology. I’m also not saying that we should restrict people to certain gender roles; I’m advocating for quite the opposite: treat people as individuals, not as just another member of their group (tribalism)."

Full text:
Here Are the Citations for the Anti-Diversity Manifesto Circulating at Google
Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber - James Damore

Articles:
Fired Google Engineer Hits Back in Public Statement
James Damore, the Google engineer fired after writing a controversial 3,300-word memo on diversity, is questioning why Google pushed him out when it did.
Why Google was wrong to fire James Damore

Videos:
Google Memo: Fired Employee Speaks Out! | James Damore and Stefan Molyneux
Fired Engineer James Damore: I Feel Google Betrayed Me


Posted: 2017-08-12 20:53:14

Currently there are two foreign language versions of Hymn Lyrics in other languages.

Hymn Lyrics French
Hymn Lyrics Hausa

Other languages currently in development are Romanian and Spanish.

If you'd like a version of Hymn Lyrics in your language, visit Hymn Lyrics translations.

Posted: 2017-07-04 10:27:15


Posted: 2017-06-08 17:00:32

"With greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, Venezuela should be at least moderately prosperous. Instead, it has the world’s fastest contracting economy, the second highest murder rate, inflation heading towards 1,000% and shortages of food and medicine that have pushed the poorest members of its 30 million population to the edge of a humanitarian abyss." - The Guardian







Coverage:
NBC News
Wikipedia

Articles:
Venezuela's Crisis Deepens, Protests Escalate
Venezuela's worst economic crisis: What went wrong?
Venezuela on the brink: a journey through a country in crisis
6 things you need to know about Venezuela’s political and economic crisis

Podcasts:
How Venezuela Imploded - Planet Money


Posted: 2017-05-21 23:27:30

What is Angular?

A framework for building SPA apps on the browser developed by Google.

Angular 1 and Angular (2+)

Angular 2 is a total rewrite of Angular 1 that is not backwards compatible. Versions Angular 2 and above should require less rewrite, if at all.

Terminolgy

Versions 2 or later is simply called “Angular”, not AngularJS, not Angular2, not Angular4, etc.

Versioning

A major release is planned every six months.

Angular vs React

Angular vs React — the DEAL BREAKER
Angular vs React : A Side-By-Side Comparison
Read more at https://www.pluralsight.com/guides/front-end-javascript/angular-vs-react-a-side-by-side-comparison#Koz13UxrAHJMAyes.99

AngularJS vs. React: Two JavaScript Technologies & How to Use Them
Angular 2 versus React: There Will Be Blood

Links

Angular Home
Please stop worrying about Angular 3
Ok... let me explain: it's going to be Angular 4.0, or just Angular

Tutorials

Thinkster
Learn Angular2
IBM
Angular 2 Tutorial
Angular2.com
Egghead

Videos

Angular 2 Tutorials
Beginners to Angular 2
Angular 2 Tutorial for Beginners: Learn Angular 2 from Scratch
Angular 2 Tutorial - Complete Introduction - Angular 2 CLI Setup, Components, Databinding
Angular 2 In 60 Minutes

Framework

Ionic



Posted: 2017-05-12 11:33:15

Apple - $753 billion
Google - $579 billion
Microsoft - $510 billion
Amazon - $424 billion
Facebook - $410 billion
Berkshire Hathaway - $410 billion
Exxon Mobile - $347 billion
JP Morgan Chase - $316 billion
Wells Fargo - $281 billion
GE - $259 billion
AT&T - $257 billion
Walmart - $221 billion
Verizon - $198 billion
T-Mobile - $53 billion
GM - $53 billion

List of public corporations by market capitalization

Posted: 2017-04-02 17:47:59


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