Many other dynamic languages have similar things that can be done. Perl has Tie::Scalar that can, behind the scenes, change how a given scalar works (this is a bit more obvious and requires a specific command that you can see, but a scalar that is passed in from somewhere else could be a problem). If you have access to the Perl Cookbook, look up Recipe 13.15—Creating Magic Variables with tie. … [Read more...] about Why does the government disallow dynamic languages?
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The governor, who has unsuccessfully sought to raise Louisiana’s minimum wage, objected because the payroll subsidy wouldn’t have prioritized higher-paying jobs and instead would allow any business creating five new, minimum-wage jobs to qualify. … [Read more...] about Louisiana governor signs GOP’s $300M small business aid plan
The PPP, the centerpiece of the $2.2 trillion virus relief package enacted in March, has approved 4.9 million loans totaling $521.1 billion as of Thursday night, according to the Small Business Administration, which is running the program with the Treasury Department. The agencies credit the program for supporting more than 51 million jobs across the U.S. during the pandemic. … [Read more...] about 1 in 5 US small firms plan layoffs after using PPP loan
Software The Alto had quite a collection of software, largely implemented in the BCPL (predecessor to C), Mesa, and Smalltalk languages. The Bravo text editor (see below) is considered the first WYSIWYG editor, with formatted text on the screen matching the laser printer output. Also below is the Draw illustration program which used the mouse and an icon menu to create drawings. Other significant programs included email, file transfer (FTP), and an integrated circuit editor. The Alto also ran some of the first networked multiplayer games such as Alto Trek and Maze War. … [Read more...] about Y Combinator’s Xerox Alto: restoring the legendary 1970s GUI computer
India’s transport sector can save 1.7 gigatonnes of cumulative carbon dioxide emissions and avoid about 600 million tonnes of oil equivalent in fuel demand by 2030 through shared, electric, and connected passenger mobility and cost-effective, clean, and optimized freight transport says NITI Aayog in its report titled Towards a Clean Energy Economy: Post-Covid-19 Opportunities for India’s Energy and Mobility Sectors. Laying out a four-pronged strategy for policymakers and other key decision-makers to support India’s clean energy future, the report said the government needs to invest in least-cost-energy solutions, support resilient and secure energy systems, prioritize efficiency and competitiveness, and promote social and environmental equity. “India needs to identify strategic opportunities for economic recovery in the short, medium, and long terms that can translate challenges posed by the pandemic into clean energy transition opportunities” Anil … [Read more...] about Clean energy can support India’s economic recovery post-Covid-19
LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO: Amazon.com is launching a new fleet of bigger, boxier trucks like those favored by rival package carriers United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp , as it fights to fix widespread pandemic-fueled delivery delays that sent customers into the arms of competitors like Walmart Inc . The world's largest online retailer ordered more than 2,200 heavy-duty Utilimaster "walk-in" delivery trucks from Shyft Group , a Michigan-based specialty vehicle company, an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters. The company declined to say how many of the vehicles have been sent to Amazon delivery contractors, or where they would be deployed. Amazon is under pressure to make good on one- and two-day deliveries promised to customers who subscribe to its $119 annual Prime service. Orders for food, computers, toys and exercise equipment surged after states issued stay-at-home orders to battle the pandemic, overwhelming Amazon's network and adding days and even weeks to delivery times. … [Read more...] about Amazon roll out bigger UPS and FedEx-style trucks to make delivery easy