Archive for the ‘Technology’ 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

“Titan Missiles and Rockets”

July 5, 2018

https://historicspacecraft.com/Rockets_Titan.html

This webpage gives a nice summary of the Titan missile program on which my father worked for many years.

“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

“C completes comeback in programming popularity – – The once-faltering language wins Programming Language of the Year award from the Tiobe Index”

January 8, 2018

https://www.infoworld.com/article/3245786/application-development/c-language-completes-comeback-in-programming-popularity.html

Back when I did programming, this was my strongest language.