It is 140 trillion times the volume of all the oceans on Earth

It is 140 trillion times the volume of all the oceans on Earth || “Black Hole Holds Universe’s Biggest Water Supply” http://ow.ly/5MFtd

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Thousands of companies are already using “Apply with LinkedIn”

Thousands of companies are already using “Apply with LinkedIn” || “LinkedIn offers new way to apply for jobs” http://ow.ly/5MUvn

Depending on the rate of adoption, I think this could transform the job application process which – as anyone who has applied for a position online can tell you – is a fairly repetitive process.  This capability from LinkedIn will allow a job seeker to essentially syndicate their professional profile and within a matter of a few clicks get it into a talent acquisition system quickly, not to mention enable easier networking with those people who might be in your network at the aforementioned company.  I’m only surprised that LinkedIn didn’t roll this new capability out with a few technology partners (i.e., Taleo, BrassRing, etc.) signed up to use this as a feature in their systems.  Given their market reach I would hope that is on the radar for the good people at LinkedIn or widespread acceptance will be an uphill battle.

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Who is responsible for the debt crisis?

Who is responsible for the debt crisis? || “The Chart That Should Accompany All Discussions of the Debt Ceiling” http://ow.ly/5Nb8T

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This chart is not intended to cause vigorous debate about who is to blame for our current predicament here in the United States, nor is it intended to stimulate a dialog about whether or not we should be concerned about having a debt ceiling.  The intention here is to provide a moment of reflection on how we have come to arrive at this place together and the decisions we made about what is important to us as a nation over the past 10 or so years.

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$14.27 trillion is owed to wide variety of holders of U.S. Treasury securities

$14.27 trillion is owed to wide variety of holders of U.S. Treasury securities || “Who Holds the Federal Debthttp://ow.ly/5MSWB

Surf an ocean of liquid metallic hydrogen on Saturn

Surf an ocean of liquid metallic hydrogen on Saturn || “8 Wonders of the Solar System, Made Interactive” http://ow.ly/5MDYc

 

Put your mobile phone away people

Put your mobile phone away people || “Study: 19 percent of people drop phones down toilet” http://ow.ly/5Lahj

It doesn’t matter if you’re on the left or right

It doesn’t matter if you’re on the left or right but our elected leaders should reflect on Peter Finch‘s speech from Network (it was largely due to this iconic speech that Finch won the Academy Award for Best Actor):

It was true 25 years ago and it is true today.  There are no easy solutions and there are no convenient compromises but solving the financial crisis that faces us is not optional and it cannot be done without sacrifice, but it must be done.  Mr. Obama and Mr. Boehner please get back to work.

What can we learn from the end-Triassic mass extinction?

What can we learn from the end-Triassic mass extinction? || “Mass Extinction Easier to Trigger Than Thought” http://ow.ly/5Kk82

Three out of the top 10 IT firms are focused on outsourcing

Three out of the top 10 IT firms are focused on outsourcing || “The Tech 100” http://ow.ly/5K5ig

 

Is Google shutting down its innovation engine?

Is Google shutting down its innovation engine? || “Google shuts down Google Labshttp://ow.ly/5Ju23

In a recent interview Google CEO Sergey Brin announced the shuttering of Google Labs so that they could focus their efforts on the major revenue engines for the business and not “masterpieces” such as Lively.