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People Who Claim To Work 75-Hour Weeks Usually Only Work About 50 Hours

An anonymous reader quotes a report from New York Magazine: I want to thank Kevin Drum from Mother Jones for surfacing a 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics study that confirms something I’ve long suspected: Virtually anyone you know who claims to be working more than 60 hours a week is not telling the truth. Bureau of Labor Statistics researchers reached this conclusion by comparing regular survey data to diary data from the American Time Use Survey, a Census project that asks Americans to track, diary style, how their weekly time is divided among 163 different activity categories, from sleeping to shopping to pet care.

The BLS study found respondents in the ATUS tend to give an estimate of typical working time that is 5 to 10 percent higher than what shows up in their diaries. But the divergence was not uniform across the population. The largest overestimates came from the people providing the highest estimates: People who said they typically worked 75 or more hours per week tended to provide diaries reflecting 25 hours’ less work per week than they estimated. People claiming to typically work between 65 and 74 hours weekly tended to be overestimating by 18 hours. Again, this sort of misreporting is not limited to work hours. People overestimate how often they do all sorts of things they “ought” to be doing, often by even larger margins than with work for pay.

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Last year, we joked that Amazon was a cloud giant with a gift shop. Looking at these AWS figures, we were right

Modest expectations for next quarter, though, as web souk works toward one-day delivery

Cloud cash-cow and stuff-shifter Amazon on Thursday reported $59.7bn in revenue for its Q1 2019, up 17 per cent from a year ago and about what financial analysts expected.…

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Source:: TheRegister

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called Rep. Omar over Trump tweet – CNET

Conversation focused on decision to leave up tweet that has led to a flood of threats against the Muslim congresswoman, the Washington Post reports. …read more

Source:: CNet

Security Vulns in Microsoft Products Continue to Increase

The good news: Removing admin privileges can mitigate most of them, a new study by BeyondTrust shows. …read more

Source:: DarkReading

Google knocks $200 off Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – CNET

Right now you can get the Pixel 3 for $599 and the Pixel 3 XL for $699. …read more

Source:: CNet

Amazon plans to turn Prime two-day shipping to just one day – CNET

The change was announced Thursday during an earnings call. …read more

Source:: CNet

Avengers: Endgame or bust — My 59-hour Marvel movie marathon’s on day 3 – CNET

I’m holed up in a theater watching 22 Marvel films back to back. At the halfway point, I’m feeling great (and loving Captain America). …read more

Source:: CNet

Amazon’s first quarter brings another record profit – CNET

Revenue growth is slowing though. …read more

Source:: CNet

LG Halts Phone Manufacturing In South Korea For 2019, Relocating To Vietnam

LG, the South Korean electronics and phone company, is relocating their mobile production facility in South Korea for the year, and focusing instead on one of its plants in Haiphong, Vietnam. CNET reports: Though LG overall is profiting, its mobile division posted a $172 million loss in the second quarter of 2018. And while smartphone sales are down globally, things are especially difficult for LG. Its last couple of flagship phones didn’t take off, and it still must compete against bigger companies like Samsung, Huawei and Apple, too. With the relocation, the company does not plan to downsize its phone business, however. The move is to make LG “much more competitive for the global market,” said LG senior director of global corporate communications Ken Hong. “Korea will continue to be the hub for smartphone R&D, design, quality assurance, etc.” As reported by Reuters, the factory in South Korea mostly makes premium phone models, which would include devices like the LG G8 ThinQ or the upcoming V50 ThinQ, and manufactures about 10% to 20% of LG’s total smartphones. In addition to South Korea and Vietnam, the company also has factories in China, Brazil and India.

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Android-Based Sony Smart-TVs Open to Image Pilfering

A pair of bugs would allow attackers to compromise the WiFi password of a TV and the multimedia stored inside it. …read more

Source:: Threatpost

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