Apr 102021
 

I recently updated Pixel Wheels banner image on Google Play. That triggered a review of the game: shortly after the update I received a message telling me Pixel Wheels was “not compliant with Google Play Policies”. What nefarious activity does the game engage in? Sneak on users? Mine bitcoins?
Nope.

Something much more terrible, as evidenced by this screenshot they sent me:

The Horror
Yes. I confess it. I added a link to my donation page within the game, depriving Google of some precious money it totally cannot survive without! How dare I?!? I am such a bad person.
Since there is no point arguing with them, I am going to have to build a Google Play flavor of the game,…

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Apr 102021
 

We’re all too familiar with the 3D printing post-processing step of removing supports, and lamenting the waste of plastic on yet another dwindling reel of filament. When the material is expensive NinjaFlex or exotic bio-printers, printing support is downright painful. A group at USC has come up with a novel way of significantly reducing the amount of material that’s 3D printed by raising portions of the bed over time, and it makes us wonder why a simpler version isn’t done regularly.
In the USC version, the bed has a bunch of square flat metal pieces, with a metal tube underneath each. The length of the tube determines the eventual height of that square. Before the print is…

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Apr 102021
 

Amazon maims its workers and drives wages down, yet the company still attracts job applicants and claims to provide “good jobs.” Those claims were strong enough to play a role in the defeat of a union effort in Bessemer, Alabama — but that says less about Amazon than it does about the miserable state of the labor market.
The Bessemer fulfillment center where Amazon workers voted against forming the company’s first union. (PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, just voted two to one against joining a union. In the run-up to the election, company representatives touted the great jobs Amazon provides. “Our employees choose to work…

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Apr 102021
 

On March 31, a group of worker centers, unions, community groups and policy organizations in Illinois officially formed a new coalition, Stable Jobs Now, that aims to dramatically shift the power balance between workers and bosses by eliminating ​“at-will” employment — the practice that allows employers to fire their employees on a whim.
In most of the rest of the world, workers are protected by the ​“just cause” principle, which says they can only be terminated for legitimate, documented reasons connected to poor job performance. But in the United States, the at-will doctrine allows bosses to arbitrarily fire employees for any reason or no reason whatsoever, with the burden of proving it was an unlawful dismissal placed on the worker. 
The post The Movement To End At-Will Employment…

External feed Read More at the Source: https://popularresistance.org/the-movement-to-end-at-will-employment-is-getting-serious/

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