Internet sleuths reveal secret location of mysterious Utah monolith



a close up of a rock: An object dubbed the 'Utah monolith' is shown near Moab, Utah, in this image posted online Nov. 26, 2020.


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An object dubbed the ‘Utah monolith’ is shown near Moab, Utah, in this image posted online Nov. 26, 2020.

It took about a week for the so-called internet “hive mind” to find a mysterious monolith in the Utah desert, despite state officials’ efforts to keep the location a secret.

The Utah Bureau of Land Management is now trying — and failing — to discourage people from visiting the massive slab of metal, amid speculation that it’s a piece of art, an alien relic or a simple tribute to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Utah government employees found the roughly three metre-tall object in the state’s southern desert earlier this month, during a sheep-counting mission aboard a helicopter.

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Officials shared photos and videos of the mysterious object online, sparking a flurry of viral

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Phone and internet customers reveal debt trouble with telco companies during pandemic

Phone and internet customers say they are being disconnected, harassed by debt collectors and generally treated harshly by their telco providers when they need help, negatively impacting mental health.

The Consumer Action Law Centre has released a report detailing stories of people struggling to pay their phone and internet bills, with some fearing homelessness due to losing their job during the pandemic.

Despite a federal moratorium on evictions and banks allowing mortgage repayments to be deferred during the pandemic, debt collectors have continued to contact telco customers demanding repayments.

James* was one of those customers.

The 23-year-old lives in Melbourne and identifies as Aboriginal. He’s studying for a Cert III and receives JobSeeker and the Mobility Allowance for his disability.

He was contacted by debt collectors for multiple debts, including for a buy-now-pay-later purchase, a payday loan, a consumer lease and a Telstra debt of nearly $3,000 from three years

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Computer mouse movements may reveal appetite for risk-taking

Nov. 24 (UPI) — A person’s proclivity for risk-taking can be sussed out of the subtle movements of a computer mouse, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

For the study, researchers tracked the movement of the computer mouse as study participants selected between two possible gambling bets, one safe and one risky.

How participants moved their mouse prior to making their selection allowed researchers to accurately predict how the participants would respond to similar risk choices.

The researchers found participants who moved their mouse toward the safe bet before selecting the riskier play were more risk-averse than their choice suggested.

Similarly, participants who nudged the mouse in the direction of the risky bet before playing it safe were found be surprisingly willing to take on risk.

“We could see the conflict people were feeling making the choice through their

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Computer mouse movements ‘reveal whether you’re a risk-taker’, study says

A person’s secret impulse to take a risk can be spotted simply by the way they move a computer mouse across a screen, a new study shows.  

In computerised gambling experiments, US participants had a choice of either clicking on a ‘safe’ option or a ‘risky’ option as they built up monetary rewards. 

Researchers say that someone whose mouse drifted toward the safe option on the computer screen – even when they ended up taking the risky bet – are more risk-averse than their final choice indicated. 

Meanwhile, those who moved the mouse toward the risk before accepting the safe option may be more open to risk than it seems. 

People who ultimately click on the safe option are unlikely to be bigger risk-takers than those who ultimately choose the risk – but the subconscious mouse-tracking experiments does reveal hidden impulses. 

For example, a big city trader whose cursor flits

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Cofounders of a luxury accessory startup reveal how they scaled

  • Omar and Zane Sabré are the cofounders of MAISON de SABRÉ, a luxury accessories brand best known for monogrammed phone cases and small leather goods. 
  • Since founding the brand in 2017, the Sabré brothers have utilized a social media marketing strategy that’s skyrocketed their growth. 
  • With marketing efforts that span gifting team outreach to organic celebrity engagement, the Sabré brothers shared the strategy behind their success with Business Insider. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Omar and Zane Sabré are the cofounders of luxury accessory brand Maison de Sabré, and have seemed to find a way to make their products stand out among the competition. 

Specializing in monogrammed phone cases and small leather goods, the entrepreneurial brothers say their brand pulled in $1.9 million in revenue over their first 12 months of business, which by the end of year two, was a number they say jumped to $10 million.

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Apple M1 MacBook teardowns reveal surprises

So, just how much as Apple changed in the new M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro compared to their Intel-powered predecessors? The good folks at iFixit reveal all in their latest teardown.

Based on what I’ve been reading, many have been expecting some big internal changes to accommodate the new M1 chip, with perhaps the Mac’s and iPad’s internal architecture converging. Given Apple’s predisposition to keep things as simple and as easy as possible, I was expecting minimal changes.

Turns out I was right.

M1 chip (on the MacBook Air mainboard)

M1 chip (on the MacBook Air mainboard)

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iFixit’s teardowns of the M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro reveal familiar designs.

“While Apple touts its M1-powered Macs as nothing short of a revolution, internally, they could hardly be any more similar to their predecessors,” writes iFixit’s Sam Goldheart.

Inside the MacBook Air,

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UAE- The All-New Genesis G80 Digital Reveal: Leading Design and Luxury-focused Technology

(MENAFN – Dubai PR Network) • Design: Distinct and progressive design offers instantly-recognizable Genesis identity
• Technology: Next-generation, technology-enabled luxury will merge seamlessly into clients’ daily lives
• Safety: Genesis G80’s safety features evolve once-again, with an array of progressive safety technologies that offer uncompromised safety for everyone on the road 
• Performance: Brand-exclusive platform increases solidity, performance, fuel economy, luxury
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2020: The All-new Genesis G80 made its Middle East & Africa digital reveal premiere today. It represents the third generation of the brand’s executive sedan.
A Luxury Competitor, Regarded for Quality, Safety 
Genesis has expanded its presence in the global luxury car market to include the U.S., Canada, Russia, Australia and Middle East and Africa in addition to South Korea. Several recent accolades include: 
• J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS): Genesis ranked #1 in 2020 debut appearance
• J.D. Power Initial Quality

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