Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

“Googleyness is a trait which is defined closely by phrases such as `Not just being cool, but really-really cool’, `Being out of the norm’, `Being an out-of-the-box thinker’, `Being Phenomenal, Amazing, Innovative, and Disruptive’ and, of course `Being a status quo challenger’.”

July 13, 2018

See https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-googleyness-you-googley-mr-adrien-feudjio/.

Admittedly, I had not heard of the term until this morning, as I did my morning review of news:

Law360, San Jose (July 12, 2018, 7:58 PM EDT) — A California federal judge Thursday said she is “struggling” over Google Inc.’s bid to decertify a collective action alleging it discriminates against older job candidates, saying she would mull over the workers’ argument about an inference of bias from the company’s younger workforce and preference for “Googleyness” in applicants.

https://www.law360.com/technology/articles/1062683/google-s-youthful-staff-gives-judge-pause-in-age-bias-suit?nl_pk=124a246d-3381-49ae-b0a9-d4422a0dffdb&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=technology

“Man Allegedly Used Change Of Address Form To Move UPS Headquarters To His Apartment”

May 11, 2018

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610102872/man-allegedly-used-change-of-address-form-to-move-ups-headquarters-to-his-apartm

“First Boring Company tunnel under LA almost done!”

May 11, 2018

“Ride-hailing services in the rich world currently cost around $2.50 per mile, compared with about $1.20 per mile to own and operate a private car (see chart). But the driver accounts for about 60% of the cost of ride-hailing. UBS, an investment bank, reckons that automation, competition and electrification (which makes cars more expensive to buy but much cheaper to run) will cut the cost of ride-hailing by 70%, to about $0.70 per mile. So a typical Western household driving 10,000 miles a year could ditch its car, use robotaxis and save $5,000 a year.”

March 13, 2018

https://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21737418-driverless-vehicles-will-change-world-just-cars-did-them-what-went-wrong

“He uses words such as floccinaucinihilipilification in parliamentary debates”

February 3, 2018

https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21736159-eccentric-backbencher-has-become-one-most-important-politicians-country-jacob

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/floccinaucinihilipilification: noun 1. Rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainlyas an example of one of the longest words in the English language).