Walt Disney World Turned Epcot’s Spaceship Earth Into the Death Star

Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and everything Star Wars, the company’s theme parks are slowly becoming giant advertisements for the upcoming films. Which is totally cool with us if it means awesome publicity stunts like turning Epcot’s giant spherical Spaceship Earth into the Death Star—complete with a working superlaser.

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What is a CAD Manager and what do they do? | CAD Manager | AutoCAD

CAD managers as a whole are critical members of most design and engineering firms. But what exactly does a CAD manager do?

It’s much more than you might expect.

CAD managers first emerged as CAD grew in influence and became more prominent in use throughout organizations. The need for a true CAD manager was readily apparent, and the role continues to evolve. Over the years and still today, CAD managers wear many and varied hats depending on the size of the company—whether it’s the combined roles of CAD drafter, IT department, and manager in a small-medium sized business (SMB) to a much more defined managerial role in a larger, corporate environment.

Wherever your organization lies on the spectrum, there are common threads to the job. Here, we’ll delve deeper into the role itself and how to achieve your own success as a CAD manager.

CAD Managers Manage, Right?

First and foremost, a CAD manager is a manager and, quite simply, has to be. You have to manage staff, projects, procurement of both software and hardware, plus the day-to day-output of the CAD function. This might even be combined with being the senior CAD drafter as well.

Regardless of a company’s size, the “manager” part of the title is crucial. So, there will always be the need for staff performance reviews, finding coverage for vacations, and the like. The managerial tasks will take up a great deal of time—and the larger the organization, the less time a CAD manager gets to spend actually doing CAD!

Any successful CAD manager will learn this lesson quickly: The art of good management is delegation. Delegate the nitty gritty CAD work to the CAD drafters while you do the manager “stuff.” You must also be very flexible. There will always be that engineer or architect who wants a last minute change to a bunch of drawings on a Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. when the drawing issue deadline is 5:00 p.m. Continue reading

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How To Stop Windows 10 From Screwing Up Your Gorgeous Wallpaper

Ever had the feeling your high-resolution desktop wallpaper isn’t looking quite as fantastic as you thought it should? It could be because Windows 10 actually compresses the image, presumably to save space. Windows users have been complaining about the problem for months. Luckily, there is a way to make sure you’re always seeing the best-resolution image on your display.

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Campaign is over!

Those who know me certainly know my opinions about President Elect Trump. The difference however is that whatever I think doesn’t really matter now, what matters is we elected a new president, and whether I like him or not that’s Neither here nor there. He’s now my president and i have to give him the benefit of the doubt that he will at least try to be the best president he can possibly be. Because the office of the presidency is much bigger than any one man or woman. This is why our transition of power is a peaceful one. This is why the rest of the world looks to us when it comes to democracy. In order for our nation ,our Democratic Republic, to endure another 200+ years we must embrace the most basic of our democratic principles that once we elect a president we should as a nation stand behind him or her. Not blindly, this why we have in place checks and balances. So that we can return to our daily lives and let those we elect to govern actually govern. It is not a perfect system. We don’t always get what we want, but if we are to be an example to the world we must move forward. Get on with our lives. Put aside our petty, petty arguments and move on. The campaign is over! [STR]

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Obama Calls Out Facebook’s Fake News Problem

After a fake story once again made the rounds on Facebook over the weekend, Barack Obama today name-checked the social network while talking about the spread of lies this election season.

“The way campaigns have unfolded, we just start accepting crazy stuff as normal and people if they just repeat attacks enough and outright lies over and over again,” Obama said at a rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “As long as it’s on Facebook, and people can see it, as long as its on social media, people start believing it, and it creates this dust cloud of nonsense.”

Obama’s statement underscores something that’s been clear for years and that doesn’t have an obvious solution: Facebook has a fake news problem. False things being spread on the internet isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but The Social Network’s share-thirsty algorithm has made it much easier for blatantly made-up stories from invented publications to spread faster and wider than ever before.
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How Teens In The Balkans Are Duping Trump Supporters With Fake News – BuzzFeed News

 

“This is the news of the millennium!” said the story on WorldPoliticus.com. Citing unnamed FBI sources, it claimed Hillary Clinton will be indicted in 2017 for crimes related to her email scandal.

“Your Prayers Have Been Answered,” declared the headline.

For Trump supporters, that certainly seemed to be the case. They helped the baseless story generate over 140,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.

Meanwhile, roughly 6,000 miles away in a small town in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a young man watched as money began trickling into his Google AdSense account.

Over the past year, the Macedonian town of Veles (population 45,000) has experienced a digital gold rush as locals launched at least 140 US politics websites. These sites have American-sounding domain names such as WorldPoliticus.com, TrumpVision365.com, USConservativeToday.com, DonaldTrumpNews.co, and USADailyPolitics.com. They almost all publish aggressively pro-Trump content aimed at conservatives and Trump supporters in the US. Continue reading

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Watch How the World’s Population Has Grown Over the Years

It took a long time to get going. But once we did, damn, we kind of got out of control didn’t we?It took us 200,000 years to reach our first billion humans but only 200 years to hit seven billion. Watch as this map tracks how the world’s population grew and shows how we spread across the globe and highlights the empires and historic events that have helped us take over all of Earth like a pandemic on the planet.

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