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The dev career ladder needs reassessing — not all senior developers should be managers
Jul 05 2020


This article was originally published on .cult by Nadya Primak. .cult is a media platform for untold developer stories, where developers can read content around the softer side of development and watch documentaries about the tech they love. You can read this original piece here. The career ladder for software engineers is often confusing and inconsistent.  Many people who go into software development tend to go in with tunnel vision – they don’t even think about the career ladder because they’re so focused on the next pay bump or the next feature release. Also, they know that there are at least…

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Paper receipts are choking the planet. With Foreceipt, you can ditch ‘em once and for all
Jul 05 2020


TLDR: Foreceipt Receipt Tracker eliminates the need for paper receipts, handling all your expense report and tax-filing receipt work automatically. The world is moving away from paper receipts. And while that’s good news, the bad news is that that transition isn’t happening fast enough. We already know 90 percent of those inconvenient printed receipts don’t usually find their way into someone’s records — they actually just get sorted into the circular file. Of course, that’s more than just a waste of time and effort. Paper receipts make up 1.5 billion pounds of environmental waste every year. That’s 10 million trees…

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These two deals on prime VPN services will make the rest of 2020 a safer year indeed
Jul 05 2020


TLDR: These two VPN deals will assure your 4th of July — not to mention the coming year are completely safe and secure online. Is there anything more obvious than writing a post about some huge VPN deals on July 4th and drawing the line about independence? Independence from online terrorists?  Independence from governmental oversight? Independence from throttled bandwidth and streaming service edicts?  Yeah, we thought so too. Anyway, none of that changes the fact that it is July 4th…and there is a big sale on two of the top VPN services around. And since they’re all over $50, you…

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How researchers analyzed Allstate’s car insurance algorithm
Jul 05 2020


State regulators and consumer advocacy groups have scrutinized Allstate Corporation’s use of big data and personalized pricing in the way it calculates how much the company charges its private auto insurance customers. We tested whether Allstate’s personalized pricing algorithm treated customers differently based on non-risk factors by analyzing rare customer-level data we found in documents that were part of a 2013 rate filing submitted for approval and subsequently disapproved by Maryland regulators. This filing provides the most insight into Allstate’s retention model available to the public, with a level of detail that is typically shielded from public view by Allstate…

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How Ford is making sure its F150 remains the most popular truck ever
Jul 04 2020


This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. It’s only been five years since the last major redesign of the Ford F-150, not a long time historically in the truck world, but with competition heating up both in the traditional competitors and newcomers, Ford is pushing forward with the introduction of the all-new 2021 F-150, a remake of its best-selling and most…

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