Who will succeed Warren E. Buffett as chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway?
In a letter to shareholders, Buffett, 81, says he has chosen a successor, but didn’t name the candidate, leaving Wall Street guessing. He emphasized that he and his longtime business partner, the 88-year-old Charlie Munger, are in ‘excellent health, and we love what we do’ and will be sticking around. - The New York Times DealBook
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Daily chart: which countries have the happiest people? The world is happier than before the financial crisis. The most cheeful citizens tend to live in poor and middle-income countries, while the gloomiest are in rich ones.
When it comes to connecting networks or other systems together, it is best to have many, but not too many, connections, mathematicians have found.
Administrators and network engineers have long assumed that the more connections they insert between multiple networks the more resilient the communications between these networks will be. The Internet, for example, derives much of its resiliency from multiple, redundant links. But this is true only up to a point. Too many connections can actually be dangerous, because failures in one network can easily cascade to the other, noted Charles Brummitt, a mathematics researcher at the University of California, Davis, who led a team that looked into this issue.
Instead, network owners should fine-tune the number of connections for maximum resiliency, Brummitt said.
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Zoomsphere, a site which provides statistics on major social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Google , has just revealed some interesting information and statistics on LinkedIn users. It’s not surprising to find that the US has the most registered users on LinkedIn, with well over 61 million to its name. India comes in a distant second with over 14 million registered users. The US and India are joined in the top 10 by the UK, Brazil, Canada, France, Netherlands, Italy, Australia and Spain. (via 43% of all LinkedIn Users are in the US, IBM Has the Most Followers)
get off of there cat. you can’t sit on a president. even if you are wearing a leash.
Google vs Facebook
This mobile lasts on stand-by mode for 15 years with 1 AA battery in case you need to make emergency calls. Just make sure you have the spare mobile handy…!
Who got the biggest paydays at Facebook?
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Access already seen 331,976 people sign its Anti-ACTA petition and has gone one step further to assist in notifying its website visitors of protest events in their local area. The organisation has begun listing Facebook events for each protest around the world, motioning for individuals to create their own and request for them to be added to the list. ACTA isn’t a done deal yet – it still needs to be ratified by the countries that have joined, something that’s not expected in the EU for several months. (via 11 February Will Be a Day of ACTA Protests)