Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is turning the world into dinosaur-crazed maniacs (hey, dinosaurs are cool.) We’re getting T-Rex Trucks, Jurassic ice cream, and, now, a rare “dinosaur” hybrid called Jurassic Doritos.Invented by villainous Dr. Henry Wu (played by B.D. Wong), this new creation is not another Indominus rex, but a giant Dorito. The story goes that Dr. Wu, the chief genetic engineer at Jurassic Park, merged dinosaur and Dorito DNA in an “experiment gone horribly wrong.” The result: massive Doritos sitting one-foot tall that hatch out of dinosaur eggs.Because, why wouldn’t they?Jahla Seppanen/The ManualThis chip-asaurus may sound like fiction, but Jurassic Doritos actually exist. Almost 18-times the size of a regular Dorito tortilla chip and 100-percent% edible, only 100 of them have been released into the wild, delivered in heavy, metal archeological evidence road boxes. Each egg comes with a certificate of authenticity, a “chip number,” and a how-to on opening the Jurassic Chip.Fans can vie to “adopt” their own by tweeting @Doritos with #JurassicDoritos #entry. One of the 100 Jurassic Doritos will be auctioned off and the winning bid will go to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the volcanic events in Hawaii, where much of Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (which comes out June 22) were shot. Video Player is loading.SharePlay VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:30Loaded: 0.00%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen How to Make a Whiskey Sour TM: Would General Li Shang (voiced by B.D. Wong in the 1998 Disney film Mulan) be able to feed his army with a Jurassic Dorito?BW: No, because these are hungry men.TM: Do you think some fans will preserve their dinosaur Dorito?BW: Oh, definitely. You’ll see some in the Smithsonian in the year 3000.TM: What are some artifacts you’d love to own?BW: The Maltese Falcon — would love to have on my mantle. And the Katz’s Deli sign over the table where Meg Ryan had her fake orgasm in the comedy When Harry Met Sally. I like movie artifacts.TM: Does the Jurassic Dorito give away any hints for the new movie?BW: There are lots of new, different kinds of dinosaurs. The movie takes place in a very different place than we’re used to. (Not an island setting.) “The park is gone” is the slogan in the movie, so we’re taken to another level. Also, [Chris Pratt] and [Bryce Dallas Howard]’s chemistry is really great. There’s heat between them and great action. Perhaps off the screen, my character has somehow grafted dinosaur DNA and Doritos, but there’s no real, on-screen or intellectual basis for it. It’s all in good fun.TM: If you could Jurassic-ify anything else in your life, what would it be?BW: I’m a small person, so no apparel should be Jurassic-sized. Now that ties are getting wide again, I’m getting very uncomfortable. That’s because everything that fits looks better. I would say no dinosaur DNA with men’s clothing. Especially jewelry. But when it comes to food, who doesn’t love a giant mojito — I’m thinking a Jurassic pitcher of mojitos for one person, enjoyed with a boba straw.TM: Doing the commercial, you learned the right way to eat a Dorito. Teach us!BW: Shooting a commercial for a food product is really interesting. The way you have to eat the Dorito is by holding the smaller end. A Dorito is an isosceles triangle; hold the pointed end and put the shortest side into your mouth, one side then the other.
Slack Fights Channel, Admin Fatigue Ryan Daily August 14, 2019 More configurability, customization, and automation coming to Slack users through a suite of APIs and posting permission options. homeoffice.jpg Kevin is spot on with everything. I live outside of the city, so DSL is my “broadband,” if you can call it that, at about 3-4Mb download speeds. My VOIP phone runs fine on it as long as I do not run video chats at the same time. I have enabled QOS on my router; disable SIP ALG etc., to properly manage my VOIP phone conversations and it works well despite my crummy internet speeds. – Enjoy the additional flexibility. Always a bonus when you can knock out a home chore while on a droning conference call. I find that once I go live in chat, the work comes to you, so there isn’t a whole lot of downtime being at home. In our case, the first employee — I’ll call him “John” for the sake of anonymity — took on a new role, which came along with a work-from-home mandate. He sought advice from me and “Kevin,” both of us experienced work-at-home employees. Here’s how our conversation unfolded. I have a bedroom turned into an office. For a couple of months, I put a sign on the door which said, “STOP do not disturb.” It was more for my wife than my kids. I could not work from home without this dedicated office. John As working from home becomes more common among enterprises, you might find yourself engaged in a conversation such as occurred recently among me and a couple of my colleagues. While different motivations might start such an exchange for you, I would expect you’ll find some of the concerns and advice much the same. Tidbits: Kevin responded: Darin Thank you and I wish you the best. It can be easy to get carried away and put in too many hours. Often, I have to force myself to walk away at the end of the day, even when I’m not caught up on my work. It bugs the heck out of my OCD tendencies, but I figure it would happen even if I still commuted to work. – Don’t work too much. You will say, “I will just go check emails after dinner,” and then be there for 4 hours at the computer until bedtime. I am single, so many times, it keeps me out of trouble, but is a dangerous trap for go-getters like us. Darin may be able to offer better tips on family/work mix. Hey John, How are you handling phone service? Are you using your cell, using your existing home line, or did you have a second line installed?What work address are you using?Do you know of any other work from home tidbits you can share? You don’t need supervision or motivation to do the same job at home as you did in an office, so won’t even mention anything for that. You will be more productive with less “drive by” visits from co-workers 🙂 Darin, add anything for John as needed. Smarter Not Harder: Communications in the Next-Gen Workplace Scott McMaster August 09, 2019 Agile and collaborative businesses are increasingly leveraging communication tools to grow their businesses. There are no additional benefits for working at home, other than the $20 internet reimbursement. You can, however, file taxes differently if you itemize, and work at home. I’m adding in Darin in case he may be doing taxes this way — I do not itemize for taxes, so a moot point for me, and wouldn’t equal the standard deduction in my case. Kevin I added in: I use an existing home line with unlimited long distance, call waiting, caller ID, the whole 9 yards. I had to do this when my boss complained about our teams’ voice quality awhile back, and I was trying to use a VOIP phone. I have a firewall at home, which allows me to use VOIP, and have a multi-function printer. They run about $1k at CDW, and [purchase] requires approval. If I had cell service, or better internet bandwidth, I would use cell or VOIP and not have the landline. I think the best way to manage this is to get a Google Voice number if possible, and list that as your main number, then you can route that Google Voice number to a VOIP line, cell, etc,. as you desire, or travel. I assume you have the cell service and good ISP bandwidth, so the cheaper VOIP/cell solutions should work for you. Workforce Optimization, Looking Ahead Nicolas De Kouchkovsky August 27, 2019 Combining performance, quality, and workforce management, workforce optimization is providing a 360-degree view of agents and their responsibilities. John wrote: So here are a few questions for you: As you can see from this brief exchange, employees heading into their first work-at-home experiences will have a variety of questions. Are you prepared to give your colleagues adequate guidance, technology-related or not?Tags:News & ViewsHome officeVoIPWorking from HomeDigital WorkplaceBest PracticesCareersFuture of WorkNews & Views Articles You Might Like Thanks! See All in Digital Workplace » Understanding the Changing Role of Collaboration in IT Irwin Lazar May 30, 2019 As collaboration gets integrated into workflows, IT leaders must rethink how they deliver these services and measure success. I don’t talk about working from home with many other folks in the company. Some get jealous. I need a little guidance. I plan on heading to the house shortly (in a week or so). My boss tells me there is no additional [employer-provided] benefit for work from home other than the $20 a month for internet. Sounds about right but I was very disappointed, seeing that I will have more expense by working from home. Is Cognitive Collaboration in UCC’s Cards? Tom Nolle August 29, 2019 Cisco’s new cognitive collaboration story might be the next evolution of computer-assisted cooperative work. – Get those around you to recognize that you are at work, even if at home. My retired mother pesters me many days, as do neighbors. I keep telling them, pretend I got in my car and drove to work. Just because I am home, doesn’t mean I’m not working. You must have a separate office away from family, and noise. I spoke to my tax accountant about my work-from-home situation. In my particular case, there was no tax benefit. Your mileage may vary. – Many people keep their same routine as when they went into the office. Same schedule, getting dressed, etc. I do not. I wear shorts/t-shirt in summer, sweats in the winter. I list my home address in PeopleSoft, but when you are ”work at home,“ it will list as “contact HR for address.” If I order things in ServiceNow for myself, I make sure to list the address to ship to in the notes. 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“I condemn the murder of Pavel Sheremet,” Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a statement. “I call on the authorities to spare no effort in investigating this crime. In the interest of freedom of expression and freedom of information, it is important that those responsible for the killing of Pavel Sheremet be brought to justice,” she added. Mr. Sheremet, who worked for popular news website Ukrayinska Pravda and hosted a news programme on Radio Vesti, was killed in a car bomb in the Ukranian capital, Kiev, on 20 July. He had won journalism awards from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. UNESCO’s chief regularly issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States in 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.”