Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Insights From Google On Recruiting and Hiring | LinkedIn

 “One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless — no correlation at all except for brand-new college grads, where there’s a slight correlation,” Bock said. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and G.P.A.’s and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t predict anything. What’s interesting is the proportion of people without any college education at Google has increased over time as well. So we have teams where you have 14 percent of the team made up of people who’ve never gone to college.”


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On GPAs and Brainteasers: New Insights From Google On Recruiting and Hiring | LinkedIn

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Cong. Sensenbrenner –Patriot Act author – says NSA surveillance goes too far; Assembly votes to uphold new laws in dispute, more state news | Hudson Star-Observer | Hudson, Wisconsin

Conservative Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner and former liberal Senator Russ Feingold both agree that provisions of the Patriot Act that allow government officials to secretly monitor citizen cell phone activity go too far. 

Cong. Sensenbrenner –Patriot Act author – says NSA surveillance goes too far; Assembly votes to uphold new laws in dispute, more state news | Hudson Star-Observer | Hudson, Wisconsin

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"Everything you do on the Internet is Available to Certain People

This is the first thing people need to realize.

The Internet is like a giant record of everything you do, think of doing, want to do, or actually do.

Nothing you do or search or write about or participate in is actually private.

A lot of what you do on the Internet is Available to Anyone who Looks

It gets worse. Pretty much 70% of what you do and what you add to the Internet is available to anyone who searches for it (or for you).

People get rejected from jobs for stupid things they write every day. As we build larger and larger online ‘profiles’ with our actions, we create bigger and bigger ‘files’ of ourselves. These are available to anyone who’s interested.

How do you think Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter are going to make REAL money in the future? By selling these ‘online behavior profiles’.

Where can you find privacy?

Well, here’s where you can’t expect to find privacy;

Internet Websites. Just doesn’t exist. Internet in General. Nah.

Phone Calls. No. If Verizon is handing over all call data there’s a very high chance other carriers are too.

Apps. No. With Apps you have multiple vectors of data being accessed – The App Maker, the App Store, The Device, The ISP.

Email. Worst of All. Here again you can have ISPs or the Email Provider take your data.

Basically, the Internet is the EXACT opposite of what you think it is. It’s 100% anti-privacy.

It’s 100% ‘an infinite record of everything you ever did or wrote or searched for’."

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New city law lets police fine parents of bullies

New city law lets police fine parents of bullies
Police in a Madison suburb say they’ll use common sense in enforcing a new anti-bullying ordinance.
The law allows police in Monona to ticket the parents of children who are caught bullying others. The first violation carries a $114 municipal court fine.

Monona Police Chief Wally Ostrenga said the measure will only be used when parents don’t cooperate in investigations of bullying by their kids. The chief said parents sometimes avoid talking to police, because they take children’s side no matter what.

Ostrenga said parents will not be ticketed if they try in good faith to address their children’s behavior.

Freezing temps still linger in northern Wisconsin; New city law lets police fine parents of bullies; State budget deal seems close; More state news | Hudson Star-Observer | Hudson, Wisconsin

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Cold, Wet Spring Causes Trouble for trees

Our cold, wet spring is contributing to a disease spreading in Minnesota trees.Anthracnose disease affects popular shade trees, causing new green leaves to turn brown and fall.
Cold, Wet Spring Causes Trouble for Minn. Trees | News | Western Wisconsin News

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