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The 9 questions that uncover the most surprising insights from employees
How do you discern if an employee has an idea to improve the company that she hasn’t brought up yet? How do you figure out if an employee is frustrated with her manager? Or, how can you tell if she’s thinking about leaving?

Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War.
ow many Americans, for example, are aware of the fact that U.S. planes dropped on the Korean peninsula more bombs — 635,000 tons — and napalm — 32,557 tons — than during the entire Pacific campaign against the Japanese during World War II? How many Americans know that “over a period of three years or so,” to quote Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, “we killed off … 20 percent of the population”? Twenty. Percent. For a point of comparison, the Nazis exterminated 20 percent of Poland’s pre-World War II population. According to LeMay, “We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea.” Every. Town. More than 3 million civilians are believed to have been killed in the fighting, the vast majority of them in the north.

24 billion clicks show mobile ad fraud is rampant: 8 networks are 100% fraudulent | VentureBeat | Marketing | by Stewart Rogers
Mobile ad fraud is an enduring problem that is costing marketers a small fortune. Estimates vary wildly, but we know this for sure — somewhere between $7.2 billion and $16.4 billion is being lost thanks to ad fraud. And thanks to a new study released today by Tune, which takes in data from 24 billion clicks and analyzes over 700 ad networks, we now know just how bad things are at a network level. In fact, the analysis shows that eight ad networks consist of nothing by fraudulent clicks. Another 35 networks are revealed to contain more than 50 percent fraud.

In-Depth: Your Patek Philippe Caliber 89 Now Needs A Service – A Look At Horology’s Easter Problem
There are many indications that the sole important application of arithmetic in Europe in the Middle Ages was the calculation of the date of Easter.

Wat is er mis met een hoofdknik? – De Standaard
Ik kan mij niet van de indruk ontdoen dat hier een klein misverstand opgeblazen wordt. Wat wij nodig hebben, zijn politici die problemen oplossen, niet politici die ze uitvergroten.

This Is What a Modern-Day Witch Hunt Looks Like
All in all, it’s remarkable how many basic facts this letter gets wrong about Tuvel’s paper. Either the authors simply lied about the article’s contents, or they didn’t read it at all. Every single one of the hundreds of signatories on the open letter now has their name on a document that severely (and arguably maliciously) mischaracterizes the work of one of their colleagues. This is not the sort of thing that usually happens in academia — it’s a really strange, disturbing instance of mass groupthink, perhaps fueled by the dynamics of online shaming and piling-on.

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