Category Archives: Financial

HTTP Archive 研究挖礦網頁的現狀

HTTP Archive 出來研究這個主題感覺就很適合:「The Performance Impact of Cryptocurrency Mining on the Web」。 不過作者是用 script name 去分析,應該還是會有一些漏網,不過可以看出一些數據了...

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Walmart 在賣場要導入機器人取代人類的工作了...

在「Walmart will soon have robots roaming the aisles in 50 stores」這邊看到 Walmart 要導入機器人取代人類的工作了,像是架上沒貨或是標籤錯誤或沒標的: The robots go up and down the aisles, scanning for out-of-stock items, incorrect prices, and wrong or missing labels. 像是這樣的機器: 或是在掃描時更明顯的照片: 如果一直讓機器來換掉人類能做的事情,是不是有機會到後來就沒有工作需要做?如果當全世界都實行「無條件基本收入 (Unconditional Basic Income)」時,會不會愈來愈接近 Star Trek … Continue reading

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加州也禁止詢問之前的薪資了

在「California bosses can no longer ask you about your previous salary」這邊看到的消息。繼「麻州立法禁止詢問前一份工作的薪資」與「紐約市也將禁止雇主詢問薪資」後,加州也加入了這個行列。 The salary privacy bill, was enacted by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, Oct. 12, at a celebratory signing ceremony at Women’s Empowerment, a Sacramento nonprofit for homeless women. He … Continue reading

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Cloudflare 對 Coinhive 挖礦的態度

TorrentFreak 的標題不夠精確,不過大概可以看出 Cloudflare 的想法:「Cloudflare Bans Sites For Using Cryptocurrency Miners」。 在沒有告知使用者,以及沒有提供選項關閉的情況下,Cloudflare 認定這是 Malware...

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Amazon EMR 也以秒計費了,回朔切齊 10/2 生效

Amazon EMR 從改成以秒計費了:「Amazon EMR now supports per-second billing」。 Amazon EMR is now billed in one-second increments in all AWS Regions. There is a 1 minute minimum charge per instance in your Amazon EMR cluster, and per-second billing is applicable to … Continue reading

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歐盟對於盜版是否帶來傷害的研究

歐盟在 2014 年做了關於盜版與銷量的研究,結果一直被壓到最近才發表出來 (於是就大概可以猜到結論了...):「EU Piracy Report Suppression Raises Questions Over Transparency」。 “In general, the results do not show robust statistical evidence of displacement of sales by online copyright infringements,” the study notes. 甚至: The study found that piracy had a … Continue reading

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Stripe 香港開台,以及 Alipay 與 WeChat Pay 的支援

看到 Stripe 的幾個大動作:「Stripe in Hong Kong + Alipay and WeChat Pay globally」。 一個是進入香港的消息: Today, we’re excited to officially launch Stripe in Hong Kong. 另外一個是 Alipay (支付寶) 以及 WeChat Pay (微信支付) 可以透過 Stripe 在全球使用: So, today we’re introducing global support for … Continue reading

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新墨西哥州禁止因為學童付不起營養午餐,就要求他們以勞力付出

禁止這類變相的羞辱行為:「New Mexico Outlaws School ‘Lunch Shaming’」。 In some schools, children are forced to clean cafeteria tables in front of their peers to pay the debt. Other schools require cafeteria workers to take a child’s hot food and throw it in … Continue reading

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紐約市也將禁止雇主詢問薪資

去年麻州立法禁止雇主詢問前工作的薪資 (參考「麻州立法禁止詢問前一份工作的薪資」),而紐約市也要加入這個行列了:「New York City bans employers from asking potential workers about their past salary」。 New York City joined Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and Philadelphia in banning employers from asking job applicants about their pay at current or past jobs after the … Continue reading

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