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    Kim Jong-un reformed North Korea’s intelligence agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau, andfocused its practice on cyberwarfare after coming to power in 2011.

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    [This article appears in our June 2018 issue of ETF Report.]

    Factor ETFs have grown in popularity, whether single factor or multifactor. While multifactor funds say they can smooth out the ride, sometimes it’s hard to tell which factor may be contributing (or detracting) from performance.

  3. kalenjin shared this story from Quartz.

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    Google Sheets is becoming more and more like Microsoft Excel.

    Last month, Google released a major update of its web-based spreadsheet program. The most important new addition is macros, a way to automate tasks. Microsoft Excel has had the feature for over a decade. The Sheets version closely mirrors what you can do in Excel.

    Macros are incredibly useful. If you’ve ever had to repeat the same task, like formatting the look of a spreadsheet or making the same chart of similar sets of data, using a macro can save a lot of time. Instead of going through the process again and again, you can record yourself doing it once, and the macro will remember what you have done. With the click of a few buttons, you can also apply the action to a new dataset. (The real spreadsheet jockeys manually write out a script that tells the macro what to do.)

    Here’s a video Google made to explain how recording macros work in Sheets:

    By adding macros, Google Sheets continues to grow into a viable alternative to Excel

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    Thanks to some innovations at Bell Labs, you’ll soon be able to express your heart through your sleeve.
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    Infographic: What is Stock Fraud?

    What is Stock Fraud?

    Every investor out there is looking to get a nice return on their money.

    That’s why claims about guaranteed returns or “can’t miss” opportunities can be extremely tempting when they appear. After all, many people have been grinding it out for years in the markets – and rightfully they may feel overdue for their big moment.

    But as always, opportunities that are too good to be true must pass the smell test. And most of the time, if you do your homework, they fail with flying colors.

    Defining Stock Fraud

    Today’s infographic comes to us from StocksToTrade and it highlights stock fraud, which can be described as a violation of security law that occurs when a fraudster compels an investor to buy or sell based on false information.

    Importantly, there are many different varieties of stock fraud to recognize, and they all have distinct characteristics that make them unique:

    Corporate Fraud
    Using “dummy” corporations to create the illusion of representing a corporation with a similar name. Investors are then misled to buy shares in the dummy corporation, rather than the real

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  6. kalenjin shared this story from Quartz.

    When is the best time to sign up for MoviePass? That’s a tough question to answer.

    Since slashing its price to $9.95 per month last August, the US subscription service, which lets users into a movie showing per day, has rolled out new offers practically every month—each almost better than the last:

    • In December, it partnered with Costco to offer a full year of MoviePass and movie-streaming service Fandor for $89.99. That worked out to around $7.50 per month.
    • Later that month, it made the offer available to anyone, with a 5% surcharge for non-Costco members.
    • In February, it upped the price of that offer to $135.30, including a $19.95 processing fee.
    • In March, it lowered the cost of an annual subscription to $89.95 (including a $6.55 processing fee), which came out to $6.95 per month.
    • In April, it partnered with iHeartRadio to offer a
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    Gregory Rivers, left, on stage with Cantopop superstar Alan Tam in 1986 in Sydney, Australia.

    Gregory Charles Rivers is arguably the most famous gweilo in Hong Kong.

    His name might not ring a bell in his native Australia, but Rivers’s face is instantly recognizable for people who’ve grown up watching TVB, Hong Kong’s largest broadcaster and a mainstay of Chinese homes around the world. Over his prolific 20-year acting career, he’s appeared in more than 200 soap operas in typical white-guy parts like high-ranking police officers and foreign ambassadors in dynastic China.

    Rivers calls himself “Hong Kong’s greatest gweilo extra.” Here he is in 2004 in the role of a foreign ambassador in one of TVB’s period dramas. Photo courtesy Rivers.

    His fluent Cantonese and love for Hong Kong has earned him great popularity among local young people fighting to safeguard their cultural identity amid mainland China’s

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  8. kalenjin shared this story from CBC | Canada News.

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    An Ontario woman says she wants the Georgia police officer who arrested, handcuffed and charged her because she had a Canadian driver's licence, to be held accountable.

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    Infographic: A World of Languages

    Infographic: A World of Languages

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    Languages provide a window into culture and history. They’re also a unique way to map the world – not through landmasses or geopolitical borders, but through mother tongues.

    The Tower of Babel

    Today’s infographic from Alberto Lucas Lopez condenses the 7,102 known living languages today into a stunning visualization, with individual colors representing each world region.

    Only 23 languages are spoken by at least 50 million people. What’s more, over half the planet speaks at least one of these 23 languages as their mother tongue.

    Chinese dominates as a macrolanguage, but it’s important to note that it consists of numerous languages. Mandarin, Yue (including Cantonese), Min, Wu, and Hakka

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  10. kalenjin shared this story from Quartz.

    A computer with a screen above it showing some cyber code.

    Hadley Wickham is the most important developer for the programming language R. Wes McKinney is among the most important developers for programming language Python. The two languages, which are free to use, are often seen as competitors in the world of data science. Wickham and McKinney don’t think the rivalry is necessary. In fact, they think that by working together, they can make each other’s languages more useful for their millions of users.

    Last month, McKinney announced the founding of Ursa Labs, an innovation group intended to improve data-science tools. McKinney will partner with RStudio—Wickham’s employer, which maintains the most popular user interface for R—on the project. The main goals of Ursa Labs are to make it easier for data scientists working in different programming languages to collaborate, and avoid redundant work by developers across languages. In addition to improving R and Python, the group hopes its work will also improve the user experience in other open-source programming

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