Trump is stealing $134,000,000 from the tax payer

Robert Reich @RBReich
Remember when Trump used to criticize President Obama for golfing?
So far his golf trips have cost taxpayers more than $134,000,000 — 335 years of presidential salary.
Trumps golf trips have cost taxpayers more than $134,000,000 — 335 years of presidential salary.
Trump fiddles golf
Coronavirus Map And Graphics: Track The Spread In The U.S. : Shots – Health News

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/16/816707182/map-tracking-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-in-the-u-s#states

Trump Just Removed the IG Investigating Elaine Chao. Chao’s Husband, Mitch McConnell, Already Vetted the Replacement.

The acting IG’s ouster calls into question the future of the Chao-McConnell investigation, other critical oversight, and whether the watchdog was dismissed for unearthing damaging information.

This move is the latest salvo of Trump’s assault on oversight. And it looks like the President made sure to cover all his bases to block accountability, not only nominating an IG to succeed the experienced watchdog who held the post, but also demoting the acting IG who was investigating Chao, and installing a political appointee to serve in his place while the Senate considers a permanent replacement. To make matters worse, Trump’s pick to be the new acting IG, Howard “Skip” Elliott, already has a job overseeing the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), an office he will now also be in charge of policing.

WEAR A MASK – STAY 6 FEET AWAY, GET 96% SAFE

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE … BUT HOW DO YOU REDUCE THE RISK?
WEAR A MASK – STAY 6 FEET AWAY, GET 96% SAFE

‘Whether it’s a crummy mask or a great mask, it doesn’t matter. It works.’ — This doctor and biochemist explains why, when, and where masks matter

 

Nearly 40 employees at Vancouver food processor test positive for COVID-19

Here’s a company that did all of the TSA-style reopening measures that corporate America thinks will get us all back to work “safely” and 1/3 of their employees almost immediately got sick with covid:

https://outline.com/CWbnCu

Food processing facilities have emerged as a major source of infection across the country. There have been workplace outbreaks in Astoria and Albany in Oregon, in eastern Washington near the Tri-Cities and at plants near Boise and in Weiser, Idaho.

Firestone processes frozen fruit including raspberries, mangos, cherries and blueberries, among others. Hinerfeld said the company took steps to protect employees before the outbreak, including social distancing, temperature checks, providing masks to employees and offering expanded sick leave.

As businesses in Oregon and Washington reopen amid a gradual loosening of coronavirus restrictions, Hinerfeld said his company’s experience should serve as a cautionary tale. He said he is working with government health and labor authorities to engineer additional safeguards.

“We thought we had a pretty good plan in place and boy, it bit us in the rear end,” he said. “This genie is not back in the bottle.”

Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos

Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos

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Students failing college AP test due to unsupported HEIC iPhone photo format.

THEIR FAULT – THEY KNEW THERE WOULD BE A PROBLEM – THEY DIDN’T TEST ENOUGH AND CHANGE THEIR HORRIBLE TECHNOLOGY TO ACCOMMODATE STUDENTS.

THEY MAKE $100.00 PER TEST! TOTAL #FAIL

PROOF

https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/tips-avoiding-problems

Higher Education Professionals
Email: aphighered@collegeboard.org

AP exams require longform answers.

Students can either type their response or upload a photo of handwritten work. Students who choose the latter option can do so as a JPG, JPEG, or PNG format according to the College Board’s coronavirus FAQ.

But the testing portal doesn’t support the default format on iOS devices and some newer Android phones, HEIC files.

To flip the switch from HEIC to JPEG is buried in settings, and something that no one is thinking about going into the test SO YOU TIME OUT AND FAIL THE AP EXAM !!!!!

High school students are failing their college entry exams when uploading photos shot with an iPhone or iPad and photos saved in HEIC format, forcing many students to retake the exams. the upload would timeout. Once the test timer reached zero, students would auto-fail, and were told they could retake the test in three weeks. 

HEIC files are smaller than JPEGs and other formats, thus allowing you to store a lot more photos on an iPhone. Basically, only Apple (and, more recently, Samsung) use the HEIC format — most other websites and platforms don’t support it. Even popular Silicon Valley-based services, such as Slack, don’t treat HEICs the same way as standard JPEGs.

#FAIL Why doesn’t the site provide an immediate “File format not accepted, please upload .gif, .jpg, or .png” message?

what 99% of sites are doing is

    <input type="file" accept="image/png, image/jpg, image/jpeg" />

If you do that, Safari will convert the HEIC image to a JPEG automatically when you try to upload it.

What they did instead was to poorly reinvent the accept header in Javascript as follows:

    <input
      type="file"
      ...
      onChange={async e => {
        const split = file.name.split('.')
        const fileType = split[split.length-1].toLowerCase()
        const isAllowedExtension = extensions.includes(`.${fileType}`)
      }}
    />

Bryner says many of his classmates also tried to submit iPhone photos and experienced the same problem. The issue was so common that his school’s AP program forwarded an email from the College Board to students on Sunday including tidbits of advice to prevent submission errors.

File extensions have terrible usability. People changing the extension expecting something to be fixed is a classic misunderstanding. Many people do this every day, decades into personal computing.

If you want to submit a photo of a handwritten AP Exam answer from an iPhone or iPad, make sure to change your camera settings so your photos are saved as JPEGs, not HEICs.

Go to Settings > Camera > Formats > Select “Most Compatible.”

AND

DO NOT TAKE THE SAT IT IS A RACIST  TOOL TO SEPARATE THE CLASSES.